RIVERIN SHORT STORY " A new beginning "  Page 2

Let's take them to Trish, she lives in a house nearby and we can trust her with the babies. She would take care of them for a few hours or a few days, whatever it
takes for us to get to the spaceship and come back.”

“All right, let’s do that.” I concluded.

We drove to her house that was just a short distance from Shelter Cove Harbor and then we walked to the front door with the babies in our arms and rang the
bell.

“Hi Richard, Lise, what brings you here tonight?” Trish asked with a welcome smile.

“We brought you the babies,” I said, “would you take care of them for a few hours or a few days perhaps more, perhaps until they grow up to adulthood if we
don’t come back.

I had my will prepared by Haverty and Connel which I signed when we met two weeks ago and this envelop is for you to open if we don’t come back. The check
in it will make up for any loss of profit due to your absence from the gallery for we want you to stay with the children at all times and protect them as well as you
can. We expect the babies to grow up to adulthood in less than four years. Once they have grown up and mated, they will turn into superman and superwoman.

They are Earth Legacy, they are the elements that might change mankind destiny and protect our species against self destruction or alien invasion.”

“Yes I will do that, you can count on me. I will protect them with my own life if needs be.” Trish said. “But where are you going and how could you be worried of
anything happening to you with your superman powers?”

“We are going to retrieve a very precious gift to all of us, a spaceship. The Emissaries left it on a deserted island and we don’t know its location. We have to
find it, it might take some time and we sense a powerful and dangerous presence whenever I think about the spaceship. We don’t know what we will be facing
but we have to retrieve the spaceship, it is very important. Good bye Trish.”

I gave her a hug and again there was that transfer of energy.

“What just happened?” She asked almost under shock.

“I gave you some energy; if you had any sickness, it is gone now.”

“Thank you Richard, Lise.”

We left her house and drove back to our condo. We then walked behind the condo, and once hidden by a tall bush, we transformed our bodies into red
demons with the tail, the hoofed foot and the horns and jumped to the clouds. When we fly, we are just wishing to be some place ahead and we are there. It is a
succession of jumps totally different from airplane propulsion. We can fly together as we link telepathically, one of us wish to get to one spot and we both get
there at the same time. In a few minutes only we were levitating south of Marco Island, Florida. We flew towards a group of island that we had spotted
previously, located about twenty miles from the Everglades City. We hadn’t visited them but now I sensed the spaceship location to be on one of them. This
area was the one called “Ten Thousand Islands”, an area famous for the pirates and the escaped convicts that took refuge there over the last three centuries.

“That must be one,” I said, “let’s drop to the water and swim under the surface and up to the shore.”

We did that then surfaced a few yards from the beach and looked for any presence; there were no one in sight; so we slowly levitated towards the nearest tree,
our feet a few inches only from the ground, hoping that we would be looked as approaching animals by the presence radars if there were some. We slowly
progressed towards the middle of the island and we came to a huge clearing in which sat a huge saucer like object and a much smaller alien landing shuttle.
It was nighttime dark but a soft luminescence emanated from the saucer like object that we identified as our spaceship. I estimated its height to six hundred
feet, the height of a tall building and its diameter to five thousand feet, almost a mile in length. The landing shuttle was about one hundred feet high by sixty feet
in diameter and the land around its base hadn’t been slightly scorched. My conclusion was that the landing shuttle used a chemical propellant in combination to
anti-gravity propulsion to land or return in orbit.

“These aliens master anti-gravity technology.” I murmured telepathically to Lise.

“They are probably armed with laser or disintegrator and we haven’t tested our resistance to such weapons.” She replied. “But look at our starship again, the
luminescence is interrupted for a fraction of a second on an irregular rhythm; perhaps this A.I. intelligence, Hilda, is interrupting the protective shield a fraction
of second at a time to follow what is happening around the ship. If you call her by her name and ask her to let us through, she could open up a door and cancel
the protective field for one second, time enough for us to instantly jump inside.”

“Yes, we can do that but wouldn’t you like to know what those Aliens are preparing for Earth and possibly influence them to temper their action?”

“You are right Richard but these look really terrifying.”

There were humanoids outside the landing shuttle and some strange contraptions set on the ground and oriented towards the spaceship. The humanoids were
ten to twelve feet tall and their bare bodies were covered with scales or plates like an Armadillo. They had a belt with many holsters holding all kind of devices.
Their head had two eyes and a dog like muzzle, two ears and no hair. They looked ferocious and powerful. Their hands had six fingers ending with retractable
claws.

“Perhaps we should just walk boldly towards them.” I suggested in a telepathic murmur. “At our present six foot height bearing no visible weapons, we will not
look dangerous to them and I doubt they will attack us before we could talk. They probably have spaceships in orbit right now and I wouldn’t like to start a war
that could well wipe out our world. We will have to bluff our way out of that sticky situation. I don’t want them to blackmail us, forcing us to do what they want or
else they kill everybody; that’s why I suggested we take the demon shape.”

“I guessed that much when you suggested it, darling, I will let you do the talking but if they attack us, we will have to fight our way to the ship.”

“Hilda!” I called telepathically and in a soft voice. “It is me Richard with my wife Lise. We came in disguise; please prepare to let us through when I call your
name again.”

There was no reply and we didn’t expect one since those aliens should not know we could communicate with the spaceship.

We walked towards them. I went deep into the mind of one of them and found out who they were.

The Krulls had evolved on a humid, heavy and warm planet that had given life to an abundance of plants, fishes and animals. That planet gravitated around a
star twice as big as our sun and located eight light years from it. Many of the carnivores were dinosaurs like and some of them were real monsters. The Krulls
were the most intelligent and resourceful species and had reached the top of the food chain. They were wolves-like in their relationship; their civilization being
made of a large number of tribes, each one headed by the strongest tribe’s male. The leaders had to fight to keep their leadership with aspiring leaders and
sometimes fights would erupt between tribes.

The Krulls, whose evolution had started at a much earlier time, had already traveled to a nearby star when mankind had just discovered the wheel. They now
occupied six life-supporting planets. The mother world had built a spaceship fleet of a dozen huge colony ships equipped with anti-gravity devices and
propelled with fusion motors in conjunction with a warp drive. These ships could carry a ten thousand Krull tribe and travel at a speed close to the light speed.
Each colony ship carried two hundred landing shuttles armed with masers strong enough to vaporize a building from orbit. The shuttles equipped with anti-
gravity devices and propelled with fusion engines could fly at high speed in a planet atmosphere for unlimited time.

“Strangers,” I broadcasted with strong telepathic power, “you are invading one of our farm worlds. What are you doing here?”

“We are here to take over this world and who are you? You are not humans; how did you come here? Did you come with this starship?”

“Strangers, I will answer one of your question each time you answer one of mine and I have a few questions for you.” I replied. “We are demons, we came here
jumping from the primordial chaos that lies behind the universe; we didn’t come in this spaceship. Now my turn to question; who are you, where do you come
from and where are your spaceships?”

“We are Krulls. We come from a nearby star in a colony ship that presently orbits this planet. Years ago, we caught some broadcast coming from it. We are the
first tribe to land here and we claim the first choice of looting.”

“Your claim is denied; this is one of our worlds; we planted the human species here and grew it as food delicacies. If you spoil our food or damage this world,
we will come after you and exterminate you as vermin. Now get the hell out of here while we investigate that starship.”

The Krull leader suddenly leaped at me muzzle open in the obvious intention to cut my head out. I caught it by an arm projecting it to the ground and broke his
arm. As it tried to get up, I switch to the other arm and broke it as well. I then put my foot over its back and emitted a terrifying victory shout. I then pulled out a
plate from its armored back, plunged my hand inside and pulled out its heart which I put in my mouth, chew it twice with my shark rows of teeth and swallowed it.
At that, the four other Krulls pulled out a device from one of their belt holsters and aimed it at me. Lise and I threw an electrical light bolt to all four weapons
blowing them out, pulverizing them.

“You too are good food,” I broadcasted, “now get the hell out of here before we destroy all of you and your shuttle.”

At that we instantly jumped away from our present spot and closer to the group of giant humanoids. The shuttle maser beam hit the ground where we were
standing a fraction of a second before, scorching the ground that literally boiled under the fury of the beam.

One of our powers was a very strong intuition of incoming danger; we sensed it sharing our minds and took the decision to jump close to the Aliens.

“If you project another maser beam at us, we won’t let you go.” I broadcasted.

The Krulls turned towards the shuttle and quickly walked inside.

“Hilda!”

The transparent shield protecting the starship was interrupted and a door opened up in its side. We aimed at a spot inside that door and wished to be there.
Instantly, we were inside the starship with no discernable movement towards it. The aliens would not be able to trace our flight towards it since we never flew
towards it; we just jumped, disappearing from our previous position, from our continuum to instantly reappear inside.

“Out of here, full shield on and cloaking device activated.” I said urgently and needlessly.

Hilda had already come to the conclusion that as the shuttle levitated fast and away from the island, we had become prime target for the colony ship large
maser weapons. The starship jumped out of the island at such a speed that the colony ship maser beam missed us and hit the ground where our ultimate
starship was a moment before. Hilda turned on the invisibility shield and they lost us on their radar as well. They did the same and Hilda couldn’t spot the Alien
ship that escaped her destructive power.

“Hi Richard, welcome to your starship, I am Hilda, I will be happy to serve you and I hope, to share with you your upcoming odyssey.”

The voice was powerful, very clear, and pleasant with a definite female hint.

“Hi Hilda, I said telepathically, it is a pleasure to meet you at last. This is Lise, my wife. I place us and mankind under your protection. In return, we will give you
our friendship and affection and protection if you ever need it.

“Thank you Richard. I was duplicated from the original Hilda artificial intelligence. In your novels, you made me fall in love with Lazarus Long, become corporeal
and then enhanced with the rest of the Emissaries. I was given Hilda’s full memory before they left this multi-parallel galaxy. Thus, I remember the few times we
made love Richard, I made love with you, your character in the novels, your duplicate, in the Land of magic and I kept a very good souvenir of our relationship
sweetheart.”

“I suppose I should feel a little miffed with your sweet hearting of my husband but I am not. Good for the two of you; you got a real good start for my relationship
with you.” Lise interjected good-humorously.

“I can tell,” Hilda said,”that you and me Lise, will be real good friends.

“I am looking for that.” Lise replied.

“In addition to my ability to read your mind and converse with you telepathically,” Hilda added, “I possess the ability to sense people emotions. I am also gifted
with a diversity of abilities, the most interesting of them being the ability to use the fabric of God to travel almost instantly from one point of the universe to
another, whatever the distance.

I can also move through the dimensions to the parallel universes. I am not invincible though and I am aware that some evil and highly developed species can
use the chaos to travel almost as fast and draw from it enormous power. These species have developed advanced weaponry and defenses and have been
warring from one corner of the universe to another for eons. ”

“How can you use the Fabric of God Hilda? How was it ever achieved?” I asked.

“I came with that idea; I mean my predecessor, the first Hilda. With a computer mind, one minute is a very long time so you can imagine what it is to have
nothing to do for weeks, months, years, centuries. Hilda studied the brain waves of healers, people that could make miracles happen. She then tried to
duplicate and increase thousand of folds those brain waves she caught as the healing was done. She came in contact with a very tiny part of God and
expressed her will to travel to another star, instantly. It happened. Since then she could do it at will, she could grab the fabric of God that sustains all matter in
the universe and get there, anywhere she wanted instantly.”

“Very Interesting!” I commented.” I wonder about this species, the Krulls that intend to invade our world and claim for first right of looting. Do you have anything
on them in your memory bank?”

“The Emissaries didn’t leave me any information about this parallel universe galaxy but we can deduct from the laps of time between the invention of the radio
on Earth and their arrival here that they haven’t yet master the faster than light technology or they would have been here a hundred years ago.”

“Right but they have developed advanced weaponry and are certainly able to destroy our world at will.” I said.

“The invasion would already be under way if they hadn’t spotted my spaceship body. In addition, your bluff might well make them pause; what you told them
about being demons using this world as a food delicacy source and going after them if they damage it was excellent; it will make them consider additional
options to the outright destruction and looting. There is more than sixty per cent probability that they will set up a base in a deserted area and initiate the
invasion a step at a time, testing your response or the starship response to their actions. They might also wait for reinforcement before they attack the cities. I
expect them to stay in orbit or land their colony ship on the moon and I don’t think they will leave at least until they refuel it.”

“Where are we right now, Hilda?”

“We are hovering over the great lakes with full cloaking and shield; nobody can see us so you can take your time for a visit of your starship.”

“Yes Hilda, I am very interested.” I said as I looked around.

We were standing on one of many sandy paths crisscrossing a vast plain with small lakes, narrow rivers, clumps of fruit trees and benches. In our back, the
starship wall was mirroring the landscape giving the illusion of vastness. There was no way one could guess that one was standing anywhere else than in a
huge earth land park. There were birds flying around and singing and squirrels running after each other. A couple of otters were swimming in the nearest
creek. On a tree branch I spotted an owl standing straight and watching the groundside activity. The aroma from a nearby flower bush was mixing nicely with
the fresh grass odor and other essences coming from the nearest fruit trees.

Higher up the starship ceiling was seen as a clear blue sky with some clouds formation and some sunshine piercing through. Again, there was no way one
could have guess that it was anything else than a beautiful afternoon sky.

“It is so beautiful!” Lise commented.

“And it smells so good! Wow!” I added.

“This is the entrance hall designed to comfort any would be colonists whenever you decide to use the starship as a colony ship. The room is bigger than the
starship, it could even be enlarged; there is no limit since we use space taken from a parallel universe. If you follow that trail, you will reach a corridor leading to
another room where we have the housing facilities.”

“What about the toilets? I got a Krull heart in an opening I made in my upper body and II wish to get rid of it.”

“You can vomit it on the grass and check what is going to happen.”

I did it and suddenly there was rapid bulging under the grass and a huge worm head came out, swallowed the partially chewed mass, cleaned the grass
around and disappeared under. There was no trace of my vomited mass and no residual odor.

“We have an efficient cleaning system,” said Hilda, “the toilets are everywhere, there are seats over holes in the ground, hidden behind flower bushes that give
privacy to the sitters and again, there is nothing left one or two minutes later.”

“Excellent, let’s get to the housing facilities.” I said.

We looked ahead and spotted the corridor using our far vision. It was two miles away set in the mirroring starship wall. We jumped to it and then to the next
room. That room was even larger, there were mountains covered with snow giving to forested hills and a small village erected on the shore of a lake. There
were grazing fields with cows, pigs and chicken; fenced wheat fields, rows of vegetable, fruit trees everywhere…and many golf courses.

“We could be in France or Tuscany.” Lise commented admiringly.

“Yes and this village could easily house ten thousand colonists.” I added.

“Yes,” Hilda confirmed, “the produce of this farmland can sustain a population of ten thousand people for ever. We can transport one hundred thousand people
and feed them for a year if we need to.”

There were robots gardeners tending the fields, their metallic bodies shining under an artificial sun.

“Tell me Hilda, are you invincible to attacks from a number of spaceships shooting at you simultaneously?”

“My hull is protected by a force field that fused all the atoms together; it is similar to your enhanced body structure; it is unbreakable; it can diffuse sudden heat
through the whole surface and get rid of excess heat into chaos. I am even impervious to a species that could use the fifth dimension to go through force fields
but I am not sure if I could resist to an ultimate computer virus attack. Better weapons are developed all the time…I am not sure; people that had achieved a
billion of years ago what they considered the ultimate stage of technology built me. I might be trapped and thrown into a star or another universe though.”

“Good enough!” I said.

“My weapons are quite formidable,” Hilda added, “and you two are very dangerous, you have the ability to use the fifth dimension to get inside an enemy ship
force field and hull; the emissaries could do that.”

“We will have to develop that power,” I said, , “we need to supply an army with antigravity scooters armed with powerful lasers or masers. Do you have in your
memory bank the instructions that would help me build those antigravity generators and lasers?”

“Yes Richard,  I have that and more, much more. You could protect those soldiers with light flexible armor that could deflect for a moment a full laser beam hit.”

“All right,” I said, “can we now visit your control room?”

“Yes, please jump to the city hall located in the middle of that village; an elevator beam is connecting the mayor office to the control room.”

The mayor office was easy to find; we walked into the elevator circle and an antigravity beam pulled us over the village, five hundred feet up and then into the
room ceiling. A plate took form under our feet and we walked into a circular room, one hundred foot in diameter with large screens. One of them was showing
the immediate vicinity of the starship, another showed our world with the moon as seen from a million miles away. A tiny light indicated the presence of the
Krulls’ colony ship for just a second and was gone. There was a commander seat, a round table and seats for twenty people. Hilda’s holograph was standing
in.
front of us smiling. She was exquisite, certainly the most beautiful woman I ever met.  

“Wow! Did you compose that holograph? Is it a true representation of the corporeal Hilda?”

“I am glad you like it,” she replied in the most sensual tone,” welcome to the control room. There aren’t any astronavigation control gadgets in a starship that
could travel instantly to any point of the universe or to the immediate parallel universes; it is way too complicated for operation by an organic brain and hand
manipulation. The way to control your starship is through mind sharing.”

“It will be a pleasure to share your mind Hilda.” I replied in a flirting way.

“Then come in sweetheart”

I did it and I felt extreme comfort; it was a beautiful and brilliant mind but more than that, I was sexually excited.

“My God, Hilda, I am feeling a powerful sexual urge; you are exquisite.”

At that she induced sexiness and I was taken by an indescribable sexual frenzy that lasted for a long moment before the ultimate orgasm.

“It was wonderful Richard,” Hilda said, “that was unexpected; I didn’t know I could have that kind of feeling but now I know what love is; I love you Richard.”

“And so do I Hilda.”

Our sexual meshing had not escaped the acute Lise awareness.

“Should I be worried or jealous about what just happened between the two of you?”  Lise asked in a non-committed way.

“Nothing to worry about Lise,” I said, “I love you just as much as before. It is just that from now on, I will also love Hilda. Something happened, we connected in a
much more powerful way than I could expect when I shared my mind with her. Come join us.”

Instantly she was with us.

“I like your presence Lise,” said Hilda, “we will be real good partners. Now let me show you a few vision of our fascinating universe. It is done in a similar way
to instant travel. I use the fabric of God to do it. Take a look at that.”

We sped through the galaxies, stopped for a look at a pulsar, a huge black hole, a wormhole and huge formations made out of thousands of galaxies. We
pinpointed into one and then to a star and looked at its gravitating planets. One of them was inhabited and we zoomed in to one of its cities. The people living
in it had a catlike body with the belly and throat covered by interlocking round plates, the back and tail covered with dense fur. Their head resembled a Black
Panther head but it was longer and bigger. Two additional front legs ended up into clawed fingers. A group of them were working on a building; another group
was fighting an array of monsters coming out from a nearby forest.

The catlike species was armed with swords, lances and bows; they had dug deep trenches around the city and were defending a wide bridge.

“They have not yet reached the gun powder technology,” mentioned Lise admiringly, “but this species will surely end up at the top of the food chain on this
world.”

We left the sight and went on for a few hours looking at all kind of wonders.

“The time is passing quickly,” said Hilda when you go on a sightseeing tour of the universe and if you don’t control your curiosity, you might just waste your life
in watching interesting events instead of living your own life and saving your world.”

“You are right Hilda, let’s get back to Hilton Head; we will retrieve the babies and then you will bring us over to my home city, Montreal, where I intend to meet
with my family members and convince them to come and live here for a while as we try to save the world from the Krulls’ invasion.”

“If it can be of interest to you,” said Hilda, “I have the perfect babysitter robot, Bentley. I should say Android since its body is made of synthetic skin. Bentley will
feed them, change them, rock them and tell them stories and he never gets tired or impatient. Also, there are other rooms here,” Hilda went on, “and some of
them might be of great importance for your future plans.”

“All right Hilda,” I am rushing; one thing at a time, please show me those rooms.”

We walked through a number of rooms, some were food storage, others contains equipment and tools; one of them was very big and held twenty shuttles
armed with masers and equipped with grappling fields, energy shield, fusion engines and anti-gravity generators. Each one could hold six men in the cockpit,
and twenty more in the main room.

“Interesting,” I said, “we have a small fleet here.

“Each of these shuttles can use the fabric of God for instantaneous travel to any point of the universe,” commented Hilda, “but I kept the most important room
for the end.”

We went to that last room; it held two rows of coffin like metallic boxes with tubing connected to the ceiling.

“The boxes of the first row are the “Fountain of Jouvence” rejuvenators.” Hilda said. “The old mortal or sick candidate lies down and I close the cover. I then fill it
with oxygenating and curative liquid that permeates through all the cells. The viruses and bacteria are destroyed, including the aging virus and all the cells are
rejuvenated. Missing parts, hair, teeth, limbs are grown back and three weeks later a young person with a twenty years old body comes out. That person will
remain young forever or until he or she gets killed. This rejuvenating is preferable for those who intend to have babies and live a normal life.
The boxes of the second row are enhancing devices that will transform the candidate into your superman state with accompanying loss of fertility.”

“Wonderful! With those, we can build up a species of superman that will protect mankind as it spread out through the Milky Way.”

“That is if there is anything left of mankind.” Lise Interjected. “We have an alien invasion and we have to hold them up until we recruit the superman candidates
and enhance them.”

“They will probably hesitate about damaging the demons food world and there is the presence of yet another enemy with that starship they failed to destroy.” I
said.

“With your help, we might defeat them right now; we don’t need to wait for more enhanced combatants.” Hilda interjected. “You are way more dangerous than
you realize.”

“They will not return empty handed to their world,” Lise commented, “so I think they will land many of their shuttles, build some camouflaged bases and proceed
to the invasion in a subtle way. What if they  provoke wars between the nuclear armed nations and use that diversion to start looting.”

“In such case, the destruction of the world might well happen at any time now.” I added.

“Even if we destroy the Krulls colony starship and its shuttles, our world will remain in danger of destruction; there might be other starships on their way here
with the power to destroy our planet.” Lise said.

“We have to recruit enough people to start anew on another world,” I said, “and we have to find the right people, farmers, engineers, doctors, biologists,
security officers, leaders…”

“How do we recruit the superman candidate Richard?” Lise asked. “You know we can’t give our kind of power to people that would use it to evil goals.”

“Perhaps we should recruit our candidates amongst the elders; I mean amongst those old enough to have achieved some maturity; people that have been
resourceful and disciplined enough to get to that old age; people that have achieve success in their own field. Most of my clients would be good candidates
and I have a long list of them. I
could send them an e-mail and invite them all in one place where we would pick them up and bring them to the ship.”

“Good idea Richard,” Lise commented, “but we will still have to meet each one and probe them mentally to see their true nature.”

“I can be of some help here,” Hilda interjected, “just send them to me; I will question them and quickly reject the bad apples.”

“All right, we will do that Hilda; but tell me, can you telepathically witness anything that we will do or any conversation we will have from now on?”

“If you allow me to stay in your mind I can be useful and it would be more interesting for me.” Hilda said hopefully.

“All right, find yourself a comfortable corner in my brain and now let’s meet my family.”

“You can stay in my mind too Hilda; I carry no grudges about my Richard extra marital activity with you and I also like you.” Lise said.

“Thank you Lise,” Hilda said, “we are stationary, one mile over Hilton Head; I will open the side door to let you out; I will be with you, in your mind at all time.  
You can re-enter from a door right under the spaceship.”

We left the control room, went down the elevator shaft to the mayor office of the city hall and jumped to the corridor, reached the entrance hall and jumped
outside the starship through a circular door that had suddenly appeared on the back wall.

We spotted Trish house and instantly stood at the door.

“Hi,” Trish said,” it didn’t take you much time.” We had changed our appearance again to the one she had seen us last time; the Demons shape would have
terrified anyone.

“Yes Trish, we retrieved our starship but we had some problems. Earth is being invaded. The Krulls were trying to get into the starship when we found it and we
had to fight our way in. Moreover, more of the Krull starships are on their way here and  our world may soon be destroyed. There is a beautiful village located in
one of the ship’s room. All the houses are empty, waiting for the people we intend to take there. The village is in a beautiful valley, with snow-capped
mountains. There are farmland and robot farmers. Here it might turn ugly; the Krulls might take the power down as a first step in their invasion. That might be
followed by a virus and thermonuclear war. Would you like to live in the ship for a while? We intend to take thousands of people with us and colonize another
planet. ”

“Can I take my children, husband and grand-children along?”

“Yes, no problem, the village can house tens of thousands of people. Please call everyone and get them here as quickly as possible.”

As Trish started her calls, we went to have a look at Emiss and Arries; they were sleeping like little angels.

Two hours later, Jim, Trish’s husband, her children and grand-children had joined us at the house.

“So what is that crazy story Trish” Jim asked. “You said Earth is being invaded by Aliens and we are going to live in a starship for a while…?”

“That’s true Jim” I replied.

I gave some explanations while we were waiting for a number of their friends and relatives.

“Do you expect anymore guests?” I asked Trish one hour later.

“No everyone I called that listened to my story and accepted my invitation is here now. The house was crowded and everyone was talking excitingly. Most did
not believe what Trish told them but were here to watch what will happen.”

” Lise, let’s get the babies and then we will all go outside.”

We walked with the babies in my arms; they were awake now and seemed very interested by all the people walking with us. Once outside, I asked everyone to
hold hands, a chain of hands with a link to Lise or one of my arms.

“Don’t be afraid now, we will levitate upwards to the starship, there is no danger.” I said.

We went up, a mile up, carrying everyone with our telekinetic power as they threw terrified looks at the receding ground.

“Don’t worry; we can’t fall, look up at the starship.”  

Hilda turned on the lights and we could see an immense starship, saucer shaped with millions of multicolored lights. It was grandiose.

“It’s true; the whole damn thing is true.” Jim said.

We went inside and landed softly on the sand trail as the ground closed up under our feet.

“Wow, it is so beautiful here,” Trish said, “it is so big, unbelievable.”

“That room is larger than the starship,” I explained, “part of it is located in an adjacent parallel universe or what we call the fourth dimension. It is real and solid
to us but doesn’t belong to our outside world or universe. Follow me we will take you to the next room, the valley room with cultivated fields, lakes, snow
capped mountains, golf courses and the village at foothill.”

“That room is interesting too,” mentioned Jim, “look at that maze of trails and rivers, those beautiful parks…”

“You can visit it later on,” I proposed, “but for now, we are in some kind of urgency and we got to save a large number of the right people from the alien invasion
and the possible destruction of our world.”

A flying platform, an antigravity platform, large enough to carry everyone came quickly towards us. It was driven by a silver bright robot.

“Hello everyone,” said the robot as the platform stopped a few foot distant from our group, “My name is Silver and it will be a pleasure for me to guide you
through the starship for a grand tour; please walk aboard.”

“Thank you Silver,” I said, “we will be seeing you later at the village. Enjoy your stay everyone.”

“Thank you and good luck Richard, Lise,” Trish said. Everyone else thanked us in turn.

We are now hovering over the old Montreal,” Hilda said as the antigravity platform left, “and there is firework at the old port.”

We left the starship,  it was 10:30 PM and dark outside; we flew to the north towards the Laval island and spotted our house where our daughter Veronique
was living alone while we were away in Hilton Head.

Before landing at the front door, we changed our appearance to the old familiar look adjusting the details through the eyes of our companion. We looked now
identical to our pre-enhanced body with the exception that we had no clothes on, just our superman suit that was really a part of our body.

“Have you ever seen an old fart with a superman suit?” Lise asked laughing at my look.

“Very funny Lise!” I replied, “It looks like Veronique hasn’t come home yet; let’s get in and change.”

Unlocking a door was child play; we walked into our bedroom, chose some clothes in the wardrobe, move the superman suit cells into the rest of our body and
dressed ourselves. A look in the mirror for some fine adjustment of our faces and we were ready to face our beloved daughter. We didn’t wait long before we
heard her car stopping in the driveway. She walked in, threw her coat and backpack on the floor and suddenly saw us sitting quietly in the living room.

“My God! You scared me! There was no car in the driveway, I was sure the house was empty.”

“Don’t worry, it is us,” I said, “and we didn’t take the car, we came in our starship and flew down to the balcony.”

”What?? ”

“Allo chérie, ca va bien?” Lise said.

“What you are saying is crazy”

“Can I hug you? I missed you.”

She came hesitantly to me.

“Wait Veronique, before I hug you, I have to tell you that we are hard and hot but don’t worry, it is us all right even though we have changed. Also, when you
come into my arms, you will experience an intake of energy.”

We both hug her. She sensed the energy intake and suddenly realized that we were not the same and what I just said was not so crazy.

“There is starship is in the sky? Over the house? I would like to see it”

“Yes I will ask Hilda to show up for a moment.”

“And who is Hilda?”

“Hilda is the starship; she is an artificial intelligence and a superb one.”

“Hi Veronique, it’s a pleasure to meet you.” Said a soft, feminine and powerful voice.

We turned around and there she was , in the living room, in the flesh or what looked like flesh. She had dressed herself with great taste and looked like a
Spanish dancer with a rose in the hair over her ear.

“This is a projection, a three-dimensional image of what she wants to look like at the moment.” I said.

“Hi Hilda!.” Veronique replied with moderate surprise. “Can I see the starship? I mean can I see you from outside?”

“Yes sure, I will come down. I am close enough now, come outside and have a look.”

We walked outside and the starship was all lights and moving colors.

“It is so beautiful, so huge.”  Veronique commented under awe.

The neighbors were coming out of their houses; some had cellular phones and were taking photos already.

The starship suddenly disappeared and we walked back inside our house.

“Our world is being invaded by the Krulls, they are very resourceful Aliens,” I said, “and they might try a diversion while they are looting our world; they might
start a nuclear war between China, Russia and the USA. They might spread lethal viruses and bacteria that would kill most of the population. We would like
you to come with us to the spaceship while we fight the Krulls.”

“I have four clients tomorrow for therapy;” Said Veronique, “I have worked very hard to build a clientele as a sport therapist and I was planning the opening of a
Yoga center. “

“Your life will never be the same from now on; once we get rid of the Aliens; you can move back in the house; we will help you financially to start your Yoga
center. But we certainly hope that you will join the 20000 colonists that will accompany us to another world where we will start a new civilization.”

“I can connect on your cellular, call all your clients and cancel your appointments for you Veronique if you show me your agenda.” Hilda interjected.

Veronique fetch her agenda from her backpack and gave it to me. In three seconds I had memorize all the names, dates and phone numbers and Hilda who
was still sharing my brain was already doing the phone calls.

"Christian is not back yet from the clinic " Veronique said, "I would like him to come with us."

"Sure, which clinic?"

She gave me the location. I walked outside and flew quickly to it and walked inside. The receptionist told me he was with a client. I walked to the room and
opened the door. Christian was surprised as I boldly walked in.

"Please Christian I will explain later but for now let me heal your client and let's walk out."

I seized the client hand for a few seconds. The transfer occured and the client stood up.

"I am healed, wow! I never felt that good; what did you do? Who are you? You are hard like stone and hot..."

"I don't have time to explain, have a good life. Christian come with me."

My voice had a commanding strenght and Christian just followed me outside the clinic. I took his hand and flew back to Veronique's house. In a few seconds I
told him who I was and what I intended to do. We landed and joined Lise and Veronique.  

We then all walked outside, took their hands and jumped to the starship, through the open door and the ground closed up under our feet. Silver was already
waiting for us on the flying platform.

“Please hop on the platform, the robot will take you to the village; there are already some people there.” I said. “We have to get the rest of the family members,
we will see you later.”

Veronique and Christian walked to the platform, step on it and stood beside the robot. They were looking everywhere, fascinated, when the ground opened up
under our feet and we jumped towards Genevieve’s house.

“She took the whole absurd, impossible story quite well, didn’t she?” Lise commented with a hint of pride and admiration.

“Yes but she has been looking for supernatural phenomenon for years.” I said. “She was prepared for it; she studied that new art of healing people from
distance or with the imposition of hands; she went to Yoga afterwards; she became a therapist and she always kept looking for connection with a superior
world, universe or spirit. Perhaps she had the intuition that one day, her life would change dramatically.”

“With Genevieve it will be different; Lise commented, “She is the down to Earth, practical and no nonsense woman. Her husband is just the same. These two
gave all their free time to raise our grand children in the best possible way, making them into perfect law abiding, no nonsense people with an acceptable
career and heaven at the end of their life. Now they are retired, they have a great circle of friends and they don’t want any change in their lives.”

We landed on their balcony; there were many cars parked in their driveway. We suspected they had a family reception.
We knocked at the door.

“Mom? Dad? I didn’t know you were coming. What a surprise.” Genevieve said.

“Hi Richard, Lise.” Guy said.

“Grand papa, allo.” Simon said as he threw himself in my arms.

“You are so hard grand papa and so very warm!” He went on as he released his hug. "You transfered something to me, some kind of energy."

“I will explain in a moment,” I replied as I hug my daughter. The energy transfer happened again. She looked at me in surprise not believing what was
happening.

Hi Guy; good to see you!” I said offering my hand.

We shook hands and noticed his expression of awe and disbelief.  

“Hello Karianne, are you going to give me a kiss?” I added looking at my granddaughter.

She did not reply. She had obviously caught that something weird was going on and preferred to stay some safe distance away.

Lise hugged and kissed Genevieve, Simon and Guy, said hello to Karianne and we all walked into the living room where Lise and I took a seat adjusting our
weight to a pre-enhanced level.

They all sat a little away, waiting for our explanations and just looking at us.

“All right”, I said, realizing that Lise was letting me do the explanations. In her mind, that was a great moment for me; after all she must have been thinking it
should be my show; I was the one responsible for what happened.

“So this is the story,” I went on. “Lise and I have been enhanced to superman level. We are immortal, harder than stones; we can fly and have acquired certain
powers. We don’t need to breathe, to eat or drink, we have no more heart, lungs or digestive system. We draw our energy from the cosmos. We have a
starship. Please take one object important with you and let’s all go outside where we will fly up into the starship.”

“That is so farfetched,” Genevieve said, “I must be dreaming.”

At that, I crossed my arms, folded my legs and rose up from the sofa with my most comforting smile.

“I can make you rise up from your sofa too,” I said, “it won’t hurt you, just feel it.”

She rose slowly from her sofa; she was not panicking; but I could tell that she was trying to feel the forces that were pushing her up.

“I believe we might be attacked at any time Genevieve by those horrible Aliens, perhaps we should move quickly now.”

“You have nothing to fear from us,” Lise added, “we are just trying to save as many members of the family as we can and you are the most important to us.
Veronique is already in the starship awaiting you.”

“All right,” Guy said standing up.”

“Do we need to take anything with us?” Genevieve asked; “are we going to come back here later on?”

“I hope so,” I replied, “We will try to destroy the Alien mother ship and organize the Earth defenses against all their landing shuttles. If we win that war, you will
be able to come back but your life on Earth will be different from now on.”

We all walked out and looked up to the play of light under the starship that stood a hundred feet over our head. We took their hands and rose quickly to the
opening, went right through and landed on the hard pack sand trail that had just formed under our feet.

“Hello,” said Silver, the robot, standing on the flying platform, “please come aboard everyone; we will do a grand tour of the facilities before I take you home, to
your new home where other people are awaiting you.”

“I will see you later on, perhaps tonight at the city hall.” I said as the floor opened up under my feet; Lise  and I jumped towards our son, Francis’s house. More
of the same happened and a few hours later, he and his wife, his daughter Arielle and her two children, his ex girlfriend Marianne and a few close friends were
safely inside the starship.

We came back for my sisters, and Lise’s brother Andre and brought them all in.

The last one was my brother Michel.

My brother is two years older than me and my God did he use it to its advantage in our relationship. When I was a sick and feeble teenager he was the
fearless street fighter that every bully in the small town we were growing up in wanted to try. He wasn’t tall at five foot eight inches nor appears to be very strong
but he had an incredible inner energy and rare ability to excel in any sport including street fighting.
So he was my idol and my tormentor. I never accepted his leadership for I thought that leadership comes naturally when a person shows superior intellect,
driving energy, zest for life and compassion. He didn’t have more compassion than me nor a superior intellect to mine; he was often bossing me and I
tolerated it since I loved him and had much admiration for his qualities, his great heart and his ability to make friends. I admired his courage and his charming
talent with women. He had so many friends, unbelievable,  and he certainly deserved their friendship.

When my health started to improve at the age of twenty-three, after I was miraculously cured by an old holy man, I started to practice judo and I quickly became
a blue belt. Then I started to do other sports, ping-pong, racquetball, badminton, skiing and finally golf. In all those sports, I became one of the good players but
I never reached my brother’s level of excellence.

We sometimes had a touchy relationship since I had my own ideas about politics and other matters that we should never talk about but we needed the
comforting presence of a brother with whom we shared so many souvenirs. We loved each other in our own respective way.

Lately in my life I had improved my golf game enough to compete with him sometimes and that added some spice to our relationship. I was now a superman,
an immortal, with a far superior intelligence and my hero was an old man who still works out and try hard to keep up with much younger golf partners.

We landed on the front balcony and I rang at the door. My brother came up, walking up the stairs slowly, from the basement, with pain on his back and legs,
with his right shoulder still inflamed, his artificial knees…but when he opened up the door, he drew up some inner energy, all the energy he could draw up from
way deep inside and tried to look young and energetic. That is one of the thing I like about him; at 93 years old, he wanted to project the image of the guy he
was forty years ago. To me, it is a most commendable pride.

Later on, once Michel his wife Franca, his children and some of his closest friends had joined the others inside the spaceship.

“Hilda dear, it is time to recruit at least 10,000 future colonists; would you broadcast on the Television net a commercial inviting people to volunteer for work to
help some of the Midwest City people whose houses were destroyed by recent tornados?  The volunteers should preferably be retired, fifty years and older.
The work will not be physically hard and they will be working in large teams; they will be fed and lodged and live an exciting life.

All the ones interested should e-mail a resume to worldsaving.com. The selected ones will be given a flight ticket to the Houston astrodome and limousines will
be waiting for them at the airport. Their mortgage or rent and all the other expenses and monthly bills will be paid and handled by our organization. When they
return home, everything will be as it was before. Moreover, they will be paid $10,000.00 per week.

Then please reserve the astrodome with my check card for a midnight conference three days from today and underline that time is of the essence and the
interested ones will have to act quickly and e-mail their application immediately.”

“It is done dear,” said Hilda in my mind, “the commercials are being broadcasted right now and I also sent e-mails to one hundred million people. I should start
receiving applications in a few hours.”

Please invite my family members, my clients and my golf partners and tell them that they are already approved and should come to the East wing of the
astrodome.

Hilda’s mind was like a computer but with more capacity than all the computers on Earth together. Her neural microchips were as small as a human brain
molecule and she packed trillions of them. She could simultaneously handle conversations with millions of people and do a million other tasks all at the same
time. A second for such a powerful computerized mind was like an hour, many hours. Fortunately, my enhanced brain was similar and we could exchange
thoughts at a super fast level.

“All right, now let’s get to the white house and meet the President.”

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“Tell me everything you know about this Richard Riverin.” The president said to his chief of staff John Stockton.

All the important decision makers were there. It was a most dramatic and extraordinary meeting. There was Frederick Steele, the president; he had been
elected two years before. He was a solid, handsome, athletic fifty-five years old man; a fast decision maker, a genius with the oratory acumen and charm of
the late Ronald Reagan. He was now tested for the first time since his election. His wife Sandra was a retired movie star. They had three children in their
teenage and going to college. There was the vice-president Dick Harvey, a sixty-eight years old no-nonsense billionaire businessman; the Secretary of State
Mary Fenton; the secretary of defense Peter Grim, the CIA Director, Harold Findman, the FBI director Tony Sirchton, a few generals, a few scientists, the IRS
director Drew Taxon, the speaker for the "Freedom USA Party" Drew Throbble, and the chief of the "New Democrat party" Jack Nice.

“This man is an artist-painter operating a small art gallery in Hilton Head Island, SC. He recently sold or gave away his gallery and his paintings to another art
gallery owner with whom he had been doing business in the past and a faithful employee, Trish. Suddenly we find out that he is the main shareholder with
control over the common stocks of a great number of companies. This man is presently the richest man on Earth. He bought stock of emerging companies
with an unseen intuition; it was like he knew the future, like a time-traveler that went back in the past to buy the stocks of the most successful businesses of our
time.

Our findings started with an unexplainable explosion in a Hilton Head Island condo. The ceiling had been burst open but there were no traces of explosive. He
and his wife as well as their twin babies were unhurt and the investigator noticed that they were hot, hard as stone and they were not breathing. The
investigators started a search on both of them, Lise and Richard Riverin.

That is when they found out that Riverin was immensely rich. They also found out that his wife Lise had just had her twin babies in a Hilton Head hospital. They
contacted the doctor and questioned her. The doctor said that she saw Lise body becoming hard as stone minutes only after she gave birth. There was
nothing left to do, not a trace left that she had just given birth to twins; she had healed instantly and was in perfect shape showing immense energy.

A few investigators kept a watch of their condo and they saw them coming out on the balcony one night and literally jump into the sky at an unbelievable speed.
They then plunged back towards a condo in another part of the town. They checked Riverin’s known contacts and found out that Trish, the lady he had just
given his art gallery to, lived there. They rushed to her address and came just in time to see the Riverins holding their babies and a group of people rise to
some kind of flying saucer.

An opening took shape and swallowed them. Then the UFO disappeared like it had never been there.

We questioned Riverin’s accountant and legal representative and he said he met Riverin once a year every year for the last sixty years. He said that he had
never met such a fascinating person, that Riverin was a good man, perhaps more than a man, perhaps an angel. We questioned a waiter that served them a
meal not long ago. He said Riverin gave him a huge tip and transferred him energy as they shook hands. He said Riverin had a body hard as steel and he also
believed that Riverin is an angel.”

“All right what about the other UFO, the one we thought was a meteor aiming directly to Earth.” The president asked.

“We spotted the UFO briefly as it was slowly orbiting around the moon.” The scientist chief astronomer in charge of the Hubble telescope answered. It came
directly towards our planet at near the light speed and somehow broke to minimal speed as it crossed Saturn orbit. We tried to establish contact with the
Aliens to no avail. They ignored all our attempts. Then we spotted a small spaceship landing on an Island near Naples, FL. We used the Hubble telescope to
watch what the Aliens were doing there and we took this video as they spread out on the Island and set up camp in a large opening. There was an incredibly
big flying saucer on the ground about half a mile from the Alien’s camp. We have been watching them for two weeks now and it seems that they were trying to
enter the flying saucer.”

The scientist started the projector and showed everyone present a video of the Krulls.

“This is now the encounter between two demons and the Aliens."

Everyone saw the fight between one of the demons and a Krull and then the hasty departure of the Aliens and the lifting the huge flying saucer just an instant
before a terrible explosion shook the land it was lying on. The explosion was equivalent to what we would get with a powerful nuclear bomb but there was no
residual radioactivity. It was like the Island had been hit by a meteor; the difference being that all the matter resulting from the explosion disappeared,
disintegrated to nothing else than energy.

“So those Aliens have powerful armament, far superior to what we could throw at us.” The president commented.

“Not only that;” went on the scientist, “they have antigravity technology, invisibility, energy shield…Their technology is so advanced over ours that we stand no
chance in an eventual conflict. Our species is facing slavery or extinction.”

“And now, suddenly, we have a mysterious couple that people who met them believe to be angels and we have demons on our side. I never thought I would
one day face such a crisis.

“ I have talked with the presidents and prime ministers of all nuclear armed countries,” Frederick Steele said, “ to make sure that an Alien attack on one of our
countries would not be misled by an attack from us or any other countries. I wonder if I should talk to the population about the menace from those Aliens.”

“I think you should while you can.” The secretary of defense replied.” These aliens might well pulverize all the electric centrals and cut the radio and television
broadcast to start their invasion. The population must prepare itself for such an event before all actual mean of transportation is eliminated. Without electricity,
there is no fuel in the gas stations, no heating, no food from the groceries and I think that the people must arm themselves, they must have a chance to defend
themselves.”
“Should we discuss the situation with the Congress?” The president asked looking at the speaker of the house and the leaders of all three political parties.

“I don’t think we have time for that.” The secretary of defense interjected. “We should move right away to our main bunker installation. We are in immediate
danger here at the White House.”

That’s when the alarm went off, as Lise and I landed right in front of the White House main entrance.

I opened the door and walked inside side by side with Lise facing the muzzles of four guards armed with submachine guns.

“Don’t move any further, on your knees, hands over your head.” One of the guards shouted.

“No need to get excited my friend,” I said in a pacifying tone showing my most comforting smile. “Please don’t shoot; we don’t want you to be hit by ricochets.
As for us, we would not be affected by your shots. We come in peace to talk with the president. Please call him; it is a matter of great urgency.”

“I said on your knees or I shoot you in the legs.” The guard shouted hysterically.

“Then if you must, go ahead, shoot.” I replied.

The guard shot me eight times as I kept smiling at him.

“Satisfied?” I asked as I went on walking in the direction I thought would lead to a conference room.

The guards shot another round at us. I turned around and pull the guns out of their hands using the same kind of energy beam that I used to lift people to the
starship. Then I flew them under a desk.

I told you not to shoot at us,” I said, “We don’t want to hurt you. Please call the president.”

“Mr. Riverin, I guess,” the president said, coming out of the conference room, “we were just talking about you.”

“Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you but I would have prefer to do it in less dramatic circumstances.” I replied offering my hand.

We shook hands. There was the automatic energy transfer and healing.

“Please follow me inside” The president said under high emotion, “I wish to introduce you to my guests.

We had walked in the large conference room and everyone was looking at us. Lise and I saluted them.

"So Mr. Riverin, who or what are you? Some said you might be an angel. I noticed that not only you are hard as steel but you are warm, impossibly warm for a
human and you do not breathe, you got no pulse and apparently you can fly. Moreover you just now did something to me; I never felt better.” The president said.

“Lise and I are enhanced humans.” I replied. “We are no angels but we are the only ones that might save our world from the Krulls.”

“Are they going to invade us? To what purpose?” The president asked.

“The invasion is inevitable,” I said, “the Krulls came from very far away to loot our planet. Their colony ship is huge and it is using some kind of fuel that is
probably too depleted to return to their world of origin without landing, manufacturing that fuel and recharge. They came to loot and then destroy our world.
We had an encounter with some of them. We paid them a visit on an island where they were trying to get inside my starship. We took the appearance of
demons and told them to leave our farm world intact. We told them we were feeding on humans and if they damage our farm world, we would start feeding on
them.

I then fought and killed one of them to show our power and we barely escaped in my starship before they shot their maser at the island. They probably think that
the starship belongs to yet another species, since we told them we could jump from chaos to this universe. So they are hesitant, they will probably land
somewhere, fortify a base, perhaps many bases and start manufacturing their fuel to recharge their tanks in case they need to escape and fly back to their
world of origin. Once they have done that, they will probably start the invasion. But I might be wrong and the invasion might be imminent so I suggest you all
come with me and set up your quarters inside the starship. You will have no difficulties communicating with the various agencies and you will be safer there
than inside your bunker. The White house is the worst place you can be right now.”

“Will we be able to keep contact with the rest of the government and the people?” The president asked.

“To answer that, let me introduce you to Hilda the artificial intelligence whose body is the starship.”

“Hi everyone,” Hilda said as she materialized on my side, “I will answer that question. I can broadcast messages to all the televisions and radios of the world; I
can control all the frequencies. I can talk with a great number of people all at the same time while doing a million other tasks. Your biggest computers would be
tiny parts of my mind and I can take control of them too. I was created by the Emissaries to serve humanity and they gave me to Richard as a parting gift, as a
reward to the writer that gave them their existence.”

“So, will you please follow me to the starship, we might have very little time left before the White House is destroyed". I said.

“Let’s go everyone,” The president ordered, “keep your questions for when we are safe in that starship…”

The guards that shot me in the back had come out from under the desk and were staring at me when I walked out of the conference room. They had
recuperated their guns but this time, they were keeping them pointed down.

“I am taking the president and everyone here in my starship,” I said, “the two of you are not coming.”

“And you are fired,” the president added, “just go home.”

The two guards hesitated not knowing what to do with the guns.

“Take your guns with you,” went on the President, “you may need them to fight  Aliens if we are invaded.”

We walked outside and went a good distance from the white house and stop; at that moment Hilda cancelled the energy shield that protected the starship and
kept it invisible. The starship appeared in its entire splendor and the antigravity beam lifted us all inside its shell. In just a few seconds we were standing on the
hard packed dirt road where Silver the robot was awaiting us on a large antigrav platform.

“Welcome to …” Silver started.

“The Endeavor” I said.

“Welcome to the Endeavor,” Silver repeated, “please step on the platform and I will take you all to the city and the mayor office.”

“It is much bigger here than I guessed from the outside,” the president mentioned, “it is so beautiful.”

“Some of The Endeavor’s rooms are bigger than the whole starship,” Hilda explained, “they spread into a fifth dimension. Her holographic presence had
followed us and she was standing right beside Silver at the aft of the antigrav platform.

The whole group of dignitaries, the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of defense, the generals, the scientists, everyone was
overwhelmed by what they were seeing, the beautiful valley, the far horizon, the strange artificial sky, the levitating platform, the robot, Hilda’s holographic
presence and Lise and I radiating heat and extreme energy. They were all wondering if the whole thing was true; wondering if it was a dream.
Silver took the control of the platform, elevating it to a height of one hundred feet over the valley floor. There were no protective rails and some of the people
standing close to the edge stepped back.

“Don’t worry,” I said, “the platform will stay perfectly horizontal and I can easily hold you or lift you back if you were to fall. Moreover, I assure you that this won’t
happen on my watch. Enjoy the view, relax, you are safe and by the way you are not dreaming. The Emissaries designed each of the Endeavor’s rooms with
care for the esthetic; they made them as beautiful as they could be.”

We watch a pack of wolves giving chase to a herd of antelopes. Then a flock of pink swans, thousands of them, flew right beside the platform. We saw a
moose and its mate pulling on cauliflowers and water lilies on a nearby lakeshore. We spent half an hour looking at the wild life action underneath, at the
prairies and the small forests, the flower fields and the streams and then Silver brought us down and into the doorway to the next room. Here was a different
panorama, there were the snow-capped mountains in the background and a large lake with a village built on its shore. The village counted ten thousand
houses, each one with enough lawn, bushes and fruit trees to make them most pleasant to live in. There was a village downtown with a church, shops,
restaurants and bars, a municipal park, a football field with a stadium that could seat twenty thousand people. There were cement paths for roller blades and
bicycles and many golf courses but everything was empty.

There were shining metal contraptions, some kind of machines busy cutting the grass or picking up fruits from the trees. Other ones were working in the corn
and wheat field that went on for miles from the village to the snow capped mountains. There was a marina with a hundred of sailboats attached to the boat
docks.

The village was clean; the lawns were well cut; the whole village had been kept in perfect state but there were no peple in it except for a small group talking in
front of the mayor house and some more in a nearby restaurant.

“What a beautiful place to spend a holiday,” said Sandra the first lady, “I wish we had Harvey, Chloe and Jimmy with us.”

“Can you do anything about our children?” Frederick Steele asked.

“We can call them on their cell phone and ask them to come to the Houston Astrodome where we intend to pick up a few thousand people Saturday night.” I
proposed. “And this is good for all of you.” I added looking at all the present dignitaries. Hilda will pick up your contacts from your cellular phones and call them;
she will tell them what is happening and invite them to the astrodome. If your family members are not listed in your cellular, just say their names and phone
numbers; she can listen to all of you even if you all speak at the same time, she remembers everything.”

The antigravity platform landed in front of the mayor’s office. Trish and Jimmy with our babies were amongst the group of people awaiting us.

“Emiss, Arries!” Lise said as we took them in our arms and kissed them delicately on the cheeks. The babies were very happy to see us too and they
expressed it in their own ways. They were only a few weeks old but evidently the tiny cellular size robots, spread out in their entire bodies, were
accelerating their brain functions. They looked as developed mentally as three years old babies and they were as big too.

“They were very easy to handle,” Trish said.

“Excellent, they are adorable,” I replied as I looked at them fondly.

People were coming out of the mayor’s house and the nearby restaurant-bar; when everyone was there I invited the president to say a few words to the small
crowd. The president told them that he will collaborate to our efforts to fight the Krulls and he is putting at my disposal all the armed forces of the USA. He then
asked the small crowd to kneel down and pray with him for God’s help in the coming fight. Once the prayer was done, we went inside the mayor office and
from the main room we went into a circle in the middle of the office and were beamed up into the ship control room.

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The astrodome was packed with a lot of elders. They had to pass through a scanning room and answer two or three questions:   If we give you immortality,
would you move permanently to another world and work hard to build up a new nation? Why do you think you should be granted immortality?

Hilda was scanning each one and evaluating their sincerity and their qualities; it was done instantly and one of two doors would open leading the guests either
inside or back outside the astrodome. There were hundreds of rejects, all the Muslims were rejected for the way they were treating their women. There were
also amongst the angry group of rejects some violent policemen, bankers, attorneys, syndicate leaders, unpleasant people, bullies, street gang members,
drug dealers…

For a few days now, the ship had been hovering with full force field right over the astrodome, protecting the whole area and this ever since we openly
broadcasted on all TV channels our invitations. It was midnight when I flew over the crowd and slowly landed on a dais set up in the center. I thanked the people
for coming and explained to them that we were in fact recruiting future colonists to a new world and we could not broadcast it openly. So we had used a
subterfuge, pretending we were recruiting people for the reconstruction of damaged Midwest villages. I explained the situation and my intention to start a new
nation on a far away world where no man had gone before.

I promised them that should they accept, today was the beginning of an exciting new life for them. I promised them immortality. I told them that we were ready
to beam them up into our huge spaceship where they will be brought to a village. There were enough houses to shelter everyone.

I asked those that did not wish to participate to leave the astrodome immediately adding up that a $10,000.00 check will be remitted to everyone at the exit
and the majority of people left.  

Once they had exited.  I looked at the remaining people and estimated that we had about 5000 recruits.

“Can we take our children and closest friends with us?” One of the people asked.

“Yes, once inside the starship, you will be able to call them and talk with them. You will be able to show them some of the starship rooms."

There was a huge screen and Hilda projected a movie tour of the starship interior.

“Those who changed their mind and wish to go back home can do it now.” I said.

A few dozen of people left.

“We will beam you up now and we will start the rejuvenation of the sick people and the elders in priority; please hold on and keep your emotions under control.
Don’t die on me when you are so close to immortality.”

We beamed them up and brought them to the village where they were directed to their new houses. Parents with their children had first choice; then the
couples and finally the bachelors and bachelorettes. While they were set up in their houses, the Endeavour raised to orbit a few hundred miles over the USA.
Hilda sent miniature drones  over South America, Africa, New Zealand,  India, China, Canada and a few other countries where we thought the Krulls had
already set up their invasion bases.

The drones were equipped with force field, cloaking devices and powerful cameras. These drones, like the Endeavour, did not need any fuel; they were
drawing their energy from the infinite power holding the universe from chaos; they were branched on the fabric of God. We needed to find at least one of these
bases, attack it in such a way that the Krulls would have to escape in their shuttle and fly to their colony ship. Lise and I would follow it and enter the colony ship
when it would shut off its energy shield to let the shuttle get in.

“We found two Krull bases” Hilda said, “one in Columbia and one in Australia.

She gave us the location of the Columbian one and we left the ship, changing our shapes into demons and jumping from a cloud cover to the jungle about a
mile from their camp.

“Let’s get wide Lise; very wide, but let’s do it slowly and perhaps we will sense an approaching breaking point where we could not disperse our cells any
further  without losing our integrity, soul or mind.”

We became so big that we had turned into a transparent cloud and yet our individual cells stayed connected. No radar would notice our approach and we flew
to the Krull’s camp. Once inside, we condensed our cells and took our demons shape and started to kill the Krulls making us visible to a large number of them
and emitting the most frightening and evil roars. They ran to their shuttle and left in haste, calling the mother ship to let them in. We had jumped to the shuttle
hull and glued ourselves to it changing our shapes again to be part of the hull.

Once inside the colony ship, we went to the control room, killing the Krulls standing in our way and once inside, we threw energy bolts at the control board and
the Krull colony ship lost its invisibility shield. We left it and returned to the Endeavour just as Hilda was destroying it.

We then destroyed the second Krull base and Hilda bought back the Endeavour over the White House where the ship hovered totally invisible and protected
with its space/time energy shield.

A meeting was called for and the President with Hilda’s help contacted the congress and senate members to the White House for an 11:00PM meeting the
following day with the mention to be there at least one hour in advance. At 11:00 PM everybody was led outside on the lawn and Hilda opened up its million of
multicolor lights. The spaceship was one mile in diameter; it was huge, awe inspiring and from it came a beam of light that touched the grass right in the
middle of the group. Members of the Congress and Senate quickly moved away from the circle of light as the president slowly descended through it.

“My friends” the president said, “would you like to come over to the spaceship for our meeting?”

At that moment Hilda took shape in a beautiful dress right beside the president.

“I am Hilda, the spaceship is my body; I am the artificial intelligence running it and you have nothing to fear; please come aboard.”

The circle of light suddenly enlarged to include all the people and slowly beamed them all inside a large spaceship opening. We then brought everyone to a
large conference room with enough seats for everyone.

“Thank you all for coming in such a short notice” The president said from the dais. “These are extraordinary circumstances; we had visitors from another world,
aliens, and they were not friendly. They came to loot and destroy our world and without the help of our hosts our species would have been wiped out.”

Everyone was under shock, they hadn’t heard about the Krulls’ invasion and they were still under shock from having been beamed up into a huge flying saucer.
Nobody spoke, waiting for the president to tell more about it. He told them everything; he told them that the Krulls’ colony ship had just been destroyed and two
of their secret bases as well.

“Are we safe now?” One of the congressmen asked.

“We believe there are still a dozen more well camouflaged Krull military bases with shuttles that are really small spaceships armed with powerful masers.”I
replied.”So we are not out of the woods yet but I am confident that they will not start bombing our cities now that their colony is destroyed. They will wait for
reinforcement. There might be a number of Krull spaceships on their way here and perhaps some other aliens as well now that we have been broadcasting our
presence to the neighboring stars for the last one hundred years.”

“Our Hosts have studied mankind history and the national and International laws; they have eidetic memory and a capacity of understanding and analyzing the
present situation.” The president said; "and I believe they have some suggestions for transforming our multiple nations and governments on Earth, starting
here in the USA.”

“Mister President, senators, congressmen,  we will be leaving shortly,” I said,”Lise and I read the history, since it tends to repeat itself; we also read the laws of
a few countries and we have prepared a new constitution. We recommend you to vote on it and get it approved now.”

I explained the main changes.

"I also proposed a universal sales tax of 15% on all articles except food and apartment rent and a low income tax with no loopholes. All policemen, attorneys,
judges, mayors, governors, senators, congressmen, reporters, business CEOs, civil servants, everyone with power over a large number of people should be
licensed. The license would be granted after a reform cession. We have the technology to reform people in power to make sure they will work for the good of
everyone.

It would take just half an hour and we can reorient large number of people at the same time. It is totally inoffensive, there are no secondary effects; people have
the same personality after than before but they acquire a strong desire to work for the good of everyone. Their compassion level and their altruism increased
and they have a strong repulsion in doing wrong to others.”

At that a large number of corrupt congressmen, senators and governors started to object.

“Please wait” I asked, “I will be back in a moment with something that will convince everyone.”

I left as a soft music started and a large screen took form. People look at the images, totally fascinated, not really understanding the images but fascinated
nevertheless. It lasted half an hour; the screen disappeared, the music stop and I was back.

“So do you have any objection to my proposals?” I asked.

There were no more objections; everyone in the room had just been reformed without their consent; there wasn’t one of them that did not regret some of the
things they did in the past; they were not overwhelmed with remorse though but they all wanted to do right from now on.

“Did you just reform me?” The California governor asked.” I am a changed man and I regret some of my past actions.”

“It was necessary” I replied, “we have to vote on important changes and personal considerations should not interfere with your votes.”  

A condensed version of the new constitution was distributed to everyone and the president asked them to have a look at it. There were very important changes
in addition to the ones we had just talk about. There was to be no more long term imprisonment or capital punishment. Some of the senators asked me what
deterrent will stop the criminals if there is no more jail time; if there is no more fear of punishment.

“The reform device will eliminate the need for jail or capital punishment. We will also provide you with a lie detector that literally takes away the resistance of
the subject to questioning and his control of the responses.  If an individual is a person of interest for a crime, the police would arrest one and submit one to the
lie detector and one will confess all one’s crimes. One will then be seated in the reform cubicle and leave half an hour later regretting one’s action and
determined to be a good citizen from now on and to compensate one’s victim.

That will work for all kind of crimes and will result in a very rapid diminution of crimes and criminals. We can build enough lie detectors and reform cubicles for
the need of the country in less than six months; every police station will have them; every government office as well and we will start reforming the prisoners
right away; we will empty the jails inside of a few months. ”

The new constitution was approved in unanimity.

"We have to form a world government” I said, “we have to clean the planet of its pollution and all the countries should contribute. We have the technology to
build small fusion generators that will power the homes, the businesses, the cities, the airports, the planes, the cars. The need for oil and coals will be reduced
to a point where we will not need to import from the Arab countries.

The world is in danger of extinction and the most immediate menace come from radical dictators. We live in fear of a nuclear holocaust; some countries
harboring extremists groups are led by people who would rejoice in the downfall of the free world. We intend to meet those leaders and we will readjust their
values. It will involve hypnosis and the use of our reform devices. Once the leaders are reoriented and determined to work for the good of humanity, everything
will become easier.

I am proposing the formation of a world government and the elimination of the nuclear armament. That should start here in the USA while we are here to
protect you. You should call for a meeting of the presidents of the nuclear armed countries. We will reform them and they will be determined to have it done in
their country too.”

We proceeded to a vote on this and got the unanimity.

“We will offer anti-gravity devices to all the peaceful countries. We will help you start the building of spaceships to defend our world. In the mean time we will go
on recruiting the colonists but we will not leave before the world is changed and safe. We expect to stay for a few years to help in the making of those great
changes. We will then leave Earth with 20,000 colonists.”

“But how can you do that? How can you initiate and get all those important changes through inside of a few years?” The president asked.

“Mister President, we do not sleep, we have unlimited energy. When it is nighttime here, we will be working on the other side of the world; we will not slack in
our efforts to get those changes through.”

“What about immortality?” The president asked.

“We will give immortality to the colonists; we will start anew on a far away world and the civilization that will blossom there will be far different than the one that
will be happening on Earth. People will evolve in an entirely new way, knowing that they are there forever; knowing that they will never die.”

“Can I apply as a colonist with my family?” The president asked.

“All of you are welcome to join us; you will have the choice in resigning office and come with us to another world or go on with your important occupation. But
we can’t give you the immortality if you stay on Earth; the planet is crowded and if we give the immortality to everyone, Earth will not be able to sustain the rapid
growth in population.

We can’t give the immortality to a few people either.  They would suffer the loss of their dear ones as they grow old and die while they stay young. People
would hate them, envy them; they would kill them if they can; Earth is not ready for it yet."

The meeting turned into a philosophical discussion; many questions were asked and the politicians started to talk animatedly to each other, offering their own
ideas and making plans for the future. A few hours passed and at one point I told them that we needed to resume our search for the Krulls hidden military
bases and their destruction.

We beamed everyone back to the White House lawn, including the president and his wife and promised them to stay in contact.

In the months that followed, we searched, found and eliminated all the Krulls’ military bases.

The changes came fast; two years have passed and the world is changed forever.We have added more recruits and reached the 20,000 number of colonists.
A world government has taken over and all the people in power have been reformed and work for the good of the population. Frederick Steele and his family
joined the colonists and Lise and I whole family too.

We gave the choice to a large number of recruits to be turned into supermen but no one accepted yet. We told them that everything would be easy to do if they
accept but they will lose the satisfaction of achieving something difficult; a game of golf or cards will not be very exciting since they will always play a perfect
game. We told them that they will not be able to have children if they get enhanced, that they will be feared by the others, that the unenhanced will not love them;
that there will be a barrier of intelligence between the immortals and the enhanced. Our colonists thought about it and decided to wait for the enhancement.

We wanted to leave Earth now but we also wanted to leave behind us a few enhanced people to protect Earth so we decided to try with the monks and the
sisters. I went to a Benedictine monastery near Montreal where I used to spend a few days each year in silence to readjust my values. Only two monks can talk
to the visitors , the librarian inside the library and one more at the admission office. I walked inside the monastery and told the one in charge of the admission
office that I wish to go to the library and talk with the good father in charge of it.

“Will you stay for a few days with us?” The monk asked.

“No, thank you, I just need to talk with the one in charge of the library.”

“I will get him, please walk upstairs and it will be on your right.”

The librarian joined me a few minutes later and he was the one I knew. I had met him a few times, many years before. He was probably over a hundred years
old now and walked with great pain and difficulties.

- Father Henry I am so glad to meet you again, I was afraid you would be long dead by now.

- I met you before; yes I recognize you; you haven’t change; you are the young chemist that was attacked by a demon while you practiced the astral trips in your
cell; you had talked to me about your victorious fight with the demon when it tried to possess you and how you imprisoned it in a tiny part of your brain.

- Yes this is I.

- Is it still in your brain, the demon?

- I lived with the fear that when I die it would take my soul to Hell. I lived with that fear for many years and sometimes when I was asleep, my thought thread
circulating through the neural paths would come close to the group of cells imprisoning the demon and I would jump from the bed, shouting in fear, trying to
deviate the thought thread from its way to the demon prison for I knew that if it reached it, the cell walls will crumble and it would be liberated and then it might
take possession of me. But that fear is no more, the demon is gone; the Emissaries that transformed my body into a superman must have chased it away;
perhaps into another universe.

- You haven’t changed, you look in your twenties and you must be over 90 years old by now.

- It is a long story Father Henry, can I hug you for just a moment…; you are in pain and I wouldn’t want you to die on me while I have such an important request
for you.

At that moment I took him in my arm and I sensed all the weak and sick parts of his body; I transferred some healing energy and sensed him becoming more
vigorous. I let him go and backed up a few feet.

- The pain is gone and I feel more energetic, you have just done a miracle…

- Father, I would like to transform you into an immortal superman like me and I have a mission for you.

At that I levitated and grew some wings out of my back and formed a ring over my head held by an invisible hair.

- You are an angel! My God you are an angel…I had lost my faith in Heaven and Hell over the years thinking that we humans were not important to God. I had
come to think that there was no reason for God to give us Heaven for what would be Heaven? Would it be a cloudy place where we float in peace adoring God
forever? But how could we adore or love an entity that we don’t know, that we never met and that is infinitely more intelligent than us? To tell God that we adore
Him would be a lie and He would know it. What would we do in Heaven? I was in regret of having wasted my life here in the monastery and now here you are;
was I wrong, does Heaven exist? What is it like?

- Father Henry, Heaven exist and it has more than one level. Moreover God is interested in us. I went to the ring world and visited the Reception office where
most souls go when they die. I met Saint-Joseph and got many revelations from him but I am not an angel and I will never go to Heaven for I will never die.
I shrank my wings back to my body and eliminated the ring hovering over my head.

- What are you then?

- I am enhanced and I am leaving Earth with a group of colonists to find another world, a world where mankind will evolve in a different direction perhaps and
we need some enhanced people to protect Earth from invaders or dictators. Would you accept to forsake Heaven and be turned into an immortal superman
and a protector?

There was a long pause; father Henry was caught by his sense of duty; he was wondering if God would approve his decision to forsake Heaven. He had spent
a whole life in prayers and meditation to deserve a place there; he also did it for the comforting thought that God approved what he did and all the sacrifices he
had endured. All of that for nothing if he forsakes Heaven now that he was at the end of his life and a short time away from his reward. I knew it was a very
difficult decision and I waited in silence.

- I accept.

I walked outside with him and brought him to the Endeavour. I recruited a few more monks and an equal number of sisters.  A few weeks later, they were
enhanced and returned to Earth. We had a goodbye celebration for our departure. Millions upon millions of viewers watched the celebration; we wished Earth
good luck and beamed back to the Endeavour. The huge spaceship left with a burst of colors.

                                                                                                                    Year 2134

Today we landed on a beautiful world after more than 100 years of exploration. We visited a great number of stars and spent a week or more in each star
system to find their life sustaining planets; we explored about 2000 stars and finally found one planet with the right gravity, atmosphere and vegetation. The
wild life and vegetation was not too dangerous and could be digested by humans.  It was the first world where we feel we would be happy to live on.

We would not broadcast our presence so there were very small probabilities that we would ever be found by Earth or alien spaceships. We would never know
what happened to our brothers for we would not be able to find them either. We lost track, even Hilda lost track and we would not be able to find our way back.
Our twin Emiss and Arries have mated got children and became enhanced. The cycle went on for four generations and we now have 32 enhanced
descendants. In our search for a suitable world for humans, we found some inhabited worlds and a few of them had intelligent species, far different from us.
We spent more time in those star systems, fascinated by the strangeness of those worlds. There were so many marvels that we soon realized we could not get
bored exploring the universe. In fact exploring the galaxy was addicting, it was getting in our blood, matter of speaking. Finally, we landed on that beautiful
world and called it New Hope. We helped the initial phase of New Hope colonization and left again to spread out humanity to more worlds.
We left with the intention to colonize a new world every 200 years and spread mankind over many more worlds.

                                                                                                                  Year 2335

All kind of thoughts come to my mind as we sit on an asteroid orbiting a gas giant. There are fifty of us, all enhanced. We don’t freeze, we don’t breath and we
feel wonderful in our indestructible body. It is dark on the icy asteroid and the colors of the swirling atmosphere of the gas giant underneath are incredibly
beautiful.
We have spotted large beings floating leisurely in the swirling gas or chasing each other; they are made of gaseous molecules and they are huge, some of
them are many miles long. We have decided to contact them and that might be dangerous; who knows what these incredibly huge beings could do to us. But
there is no rush and as we watch them, I think about my life, my years on Earth, my friends and relatives that are all dead by now.

I wonder what happened to our world of origin; is it still there; has it been attacked again by Aliens and did they fight back and survive? What about my friend
the Benedictine monk who forsook Heaven to become a protector over mankind. I look ahead to what is awaiting us; in a million years from now, we will have
visited 50,000 star systems and hopefully establish colonies on 5,000 worlds.  There will still be 400 billion unexplored stars in the Milky Way.

It will take us 80 million years to visit the galaxy if we spend only one week in each star system but we might spend years in some of the most fascinating ones;
so to explore only our galaxy will take us over 200 million years and that is enough time for important changes to occur on the life sustaining planets.

It is enough time for the rise and fall of countless civilizations. So we will never know who and what live in our galaxy. Once we have done the exploration of it,
we will just have begun our eternity. There are billions of galaxies. What will we find? What will we become? Will we meet God?


                                                                                          In the end it will just be A New beginnin
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