Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dream Log 8020

Dream Log 8020

I was on what appeared to be some sort of smuggling ship. Two of the crew members were constantly bickering about something. The blonde fat one who was rather unkempt and crude would pick on the Spanish looking crew member. The captain was a quiet but powerful woman who would calm them down when they got too heated. We came across what looked like a damaged science vessel. We cautiously boarded and looked around for stuff to loot as medical supplies were in high demand in this part of the quadrant. We found one scientist alive. He had some sort of weird grin on his face. Blood seemed to be seeping out of his pores but he was most assuredly dead. We found some scrawled notes about random people trying to escape. Many warnings carved into walls the further we went. I kept telling the others to turn back but no one would listen and I didn’t have the keycodes to start the ship up.

We ended up in a lab area and it was eerily quiet, lots of bodies strewn about. Walking into one office the two crew members would bicker as usual but louder they got about taking some of the painkillers aboard our ship. I eventually snapped as I was getting paranoid as I heard what sounded like thunderous footsteps or banging in the distance. “You two need to stop your fucking bickering because I am SURE AS SHIT NOT GETTING KILLED FOR YOUR LITTLE MARRIED COUPLE BULLSHIT!” I yelled before something kicked the door off the hinges down the hall. It looked like some of the bodies had re animated or something but there was a large creature in the back that made us all basically shit our pants as it eyed us. Just as insane a grin as the first scientist we saw upon arriving. It looks like it was in some sort of armored suit, its flesh peeling away where it could be seen. Blood seeping out of the pores, sunken eyes. We attempted to flee down a side hall and ended up encountering the fiends. Blasted the smaller ones away before running out of ammo. I managed to sneak into a busted side panel into a massive roll of insulation after yelling at the others not to engage the enemy.

I could hear their screams, bones snapping, the scent of blood then finally silence for a moment. I was attempting to stifle my breath as best as I could. I was eventually picked up inside the roll of insulation. Squeezed until my left arm snapped as well as a couple of ribs but I kept myself from screaming as best as possible. The massive creature was dragging me back to my ship, tossed me aboard along with the bodies of my crew. The shuffling of many feet was heard. I eventually passed out from the pain and shock of what was going on. I eventually woke, all around was quiet. I painfully crawled out of the insulation. Looked around cautiously before shutting the outer and inner airlock doors and disengaging from the science vessel. I dragged the captains body to the scanner to start the ship up before slumping her into a corner. Trying my best not to gasp in fear and pain. My emotions welled up inside me as I saw the creature at the airlock just staring at me with such rage and that creepy smile as always. I flipped him off as I spat out some blood and charted a course for a local planet. I ran a disinfectant through the vents in the ship in the hopes that it would kill any sort of reanimating virus if that’s even what it was.

The bodies seemed to only re animate near the creature. The hellish trip travelling with only my dead crew was unnerving in the vastness of space to put it mildly. I couldn’t sleep well either, the haunting images of that place and that… thing. Would probably haunt me for the rest of my days. Eventually, I made it to a port on closest planet days later. I figured out how to move all the ignition codes over to myself among getting into the weapons locker and the like. Also found some injectable painkillers in the pocket of one of my crew. “Thank you… you old bastard” I thought to myself before pocketing them to use later to have a nice long sleep later. The dock security looked at me in shock seeing me in bloodied clothing, limping about  with a splinted arm holding my wrapped ribs a bit. I explained the whole thing. They thought I was just some junkie or hijacked the ship and killed the crew but I showed them my personal recordings of the whole thing from the ship cams and my augmented iris cam as well. They seemed extremely unsettled. Mumbling amongst themselves for a moment in consideration. I showed them on the ship map where the science vessel was. I explained more of what I thought the creature might be as stuff like this was not terribly uncommon in the outer sectors. They decided to take care of my ship and gave my crew a proper burial giving me my captains pilot license which changed from her picture to mine. They took me along to some sort of military research station. Several specimens of similar creatures, all with that same odd grin. They explained they have been tracking and studying these things for decades now. No one knows exactly where they come from but could be likened to necromancers.

No love for the living of course and that I had been incredibly lucky to have escaped alive. They fired some type of missile at the science vessel and we all watched on some sort of large viewing screen on the ceiling. Talking amongst ourselves as the missile grew closer to the target. Eventually vaporizing the ship in a bright light then nothing. The leader of the place or at least someone that looked like a leader asked me what I was going to do from then on. I told them I wasn’t sure but it sure as hell wasn’t smuggling in the outer regions. They thought I was joking. I went back to the ship, leaving the visual panel with my favorite show on as I took the drugs and went into a deep sleep. Showered when I woke up, checked the ships components and drive before thanking the dock security and prepping for take off. They handed me a bottle of booze as thanks for letting them know about the creature. I could have sworn I saw one out of the corner of my eye but I felt a hand on mine. I looked over quickly and it was my captain, blood coming out of her pores like the other victims on the science vessel. She formed that creepy grin and said “The ship is yours now…. Run!” I let out an admittedly not very manly scream. Snapped out of it and looked around in a panic as the dock security looked at me, asked if I was alright. I swallowed and nodded before setting ignition sequence and closing the airlock waving them goodbye. I launched off as fast as I could setting back for my home planet. I was going to assemble a new crew and float about the stars with friends and do some honest work. As I was making my way I looked back at the planet I was just on. Their sun had suddenly went dark, the light in the stars, their light twinkling away. I felt very serious sense of dread but I kept moving, a shockwave hit my ship with a bit of turbulence. I sent out scans. That planet was gone without a trace. That was the last thing I saw before hitting Hyper Light Speeds. It was at that I finally woke up.

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