5 Minutes: Reloaded

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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by oldwrench » March 14th, 2020, 3:30 am

Must keep coming back.........

I"ve got to finish this story, I have too many interesting ideas. !!!! Will John and Georgianna actually get together? Will the colonies revolt, or will the alien threat bring them together? Is there going to be a war, and will anyone survive? Will Ben actually hook Katt up with his brothers, and would she actually go through with contacting them? Is Arisa's father going to ruin her happiness? So many questions.
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by Sakura » March 16th, 2020, 7:26 pm

You should add a new and lethal pandemic vir... oh no that's too common nowadays :gg:
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by oldwrench » March 24th, 2020, 10:26 pm

The alien threat may be lethal enough.
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by Sakura » March 25th, 2020, 10:06 am

Ok then: lethal alien pandem.... OK OK I got it :gg:
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by oldwrench » August 3rd, 2020, 4:23 am

Perhaps aliens getting into your head would be pandemic enough...... well, to some of the races it seems to be, good thing humans have a good immune system. Now then, to get on with the story........ I really need to get on with the story.





Chapter 61


Tock'r walked next to Aah'n following the two very large humans. As he looked around he felt uneasy. Aahn's message had informed him that most of what they thought they knew about the humans was flawed, but much of what he saw appeared to contradict what Aah'n had told him. He wondered if the young ambassador had been somehow misled. Tock'r had been in the diplomatic core much longer than the ambassador, he didn't resent the fact that he was an aide and the much younger Aah'n was his superior, Tock'r's family caste were aides, Aahn's were ambassadors. He just worried Aah'n's inexperience may cause him to make errors of judgment. He knew this mission had been thought of as foolish by many in the ruling class and that Aah'n had been assigned the mission because he was one of the youngest of the diplomats and his family undistinguished in their ranks. Tock'r was assigned to Aah'n because his family was lowest in their caste. No-one had expected them to encounter an advanced civilization out here. This could mean great advancement for them, or terrible loss.

“Ambassador,” Tock'r addressed Aah'n in a formal manner in their own language. “I know you told me that much of our information about these people was in error, but I feel something is wrong here.”

“Oh? What is troubling you, Tock'r? Aah'n addressed the aide more informally, inviting a closer relation.

“You stated that the humans had never encountered another race, that they are not currently at war. You implied that only four humans were at this location with you, yet there is a fully functioning military base here manned by many humans, even children. Did they compel you to leave this out?”

Aah'n smiled as he looked at Tock'r. “I wasn't compelled to say anything, Tock'r,” he informed his aide. “What I told you was true at that moment. It may seem hard to believe, but since I sent that message, the humans have brought all these soldiers and large weapons. In a matter of minutes they transformed this place from an empty base to a functioning defensive position.” Aah'n chuckled, “also, there are no children. There is a great range in the size of mature humans....... And, did you notice that many of the soldiers are females.” Tock'r stopped for a moment and looked incredulously at the soldiers. “In fact, the officer commanding this group is a female.”

“How can all that be true?” Tock'r asked, feeling even more confused.

“I don't know.” Aah'n replied. “Keep an open mind and keep alert. They have made us feel welcome........ I hope it's not just an illusion.”


“It was the right thing to do, having that tended to,” The doctor told Arisa. “If you had let it go, you would have had quite a bit of pain and chanced an infection. It's a third degree burn.”

Arisa sat up as the med machines finished cleaning the burn and applying a layer of pseudo skin. “I know,” Arisa sighed, “It's just I wanted to.....”

The doctor smiled at her. “Don't worry young lady, he will be there waiting for you. You have all your lives to be together. Now try to get some sleep, the shuttle down to the surface will be back tomorrow.


Georgianna watched the med bot finish building the cast that held her forearm ridged yet left open areas to tend to her wounds. She frowned unhappily, Aliens, that thing in her head had been theirs, Aah'n's enemies, he had confirmed it when she described what she had seen. She knew what they looked like, if she ever saw them she'd....... but how? At least not now, the cracked bones in her arm would heal in a few weeks, but the torn nerves would take months, or longer. She may never have as fine of control as she had before. She wished John were there, he always had a way of making things better, after Tarsonis..... after that thing, in her head.... Oh god, had she actually said yes? He had proposed to her.... well actually he had informed her that she was going to marry him. She'd agreed, but...... What would he think now, now that she couldn't use her right hand, may never be able to use it as well as she had. Had she been to quick to agree? What did her heart truly want?


Aah'n buckled on the strange belt harness as Ben instructed him and told Tock'r to brace himself and be ready. He had seen the human shuttles take off, not like their own shuttles smooth acceleration but literally jumping into the air on their powerful thrusters. The humans seemed so physically solid that it probably was nothing to them but he was sure it would be a terribly crushing ordeal for his people. He closed his eyes and braced himself when he felt the vibrations as the engines increased in power. After a few seconds he opened his eyes to see what was happening and was shocked to note that there was nothing to be seen out the front of the shuttle. A cloud raced by the windshield and Aah'n quickly looked out the small side window. They were already far above the surface and rapidly gaining altitude! He had felt almost nothing! Their technical people were going to be very interested in this development. There were so many questions he wanted to ask these strange beings, but he had to be careful, he had no idea what might be taboo, what might upset the truce they had, what might anger the humans...... remembering the quick anger of the female captain, he had no desire to face an angry human.

“If it is permitted, may I ask if it is the female of your race that selects the mate.” Aah'n held his breath, hoping his question was appropriate.

“Huh?” Ben replied, “um, not usually..... I mean, it doesn't work like that, it's a mutual thing..... Why do you ask?

“I thought the female soldier was trying to secure you as her mate,” Aah'n explained.

Chad laughed, “she certainly was hopeful, too bad Ben's already taken.”

“Then, you already have a mate?” Aah'n asked.

“No.....no, not yet,” Ben stammered.

“Ya, right,” Chad chckled, “you two are married....... all except the ceremony.”

Ben's face reddened, “well, I haven't asked her yet....... I want to but.....”

Chad was still laughing, “what's there to ask? Just take her to a priest and get married.”

“You make it sound so easy, but I don't see you doing it,” Ben sighed.

Chad's turn to get a bit red, “we haven't gotten that far yet.”

Aah'n was facinated by the exchange but a bit confused. “I, ah, thought that you and the small lieutenant, Arisa, were mated.”

Chad turned even redder, “not yet....... we're just going together.....I hope, some day.....”

Aa'n shook his head, this kept getting more confusing. “Going? Where? I just don't understand your ways at all.”

“Chad means they're spending time together, getting to know each other.” Ben tried to explain. “How do you find a mate?”

“When we feel it is time to mate, we go to the female compound and are given a female who is ready to mate.” Aah'n replied. “After mating she is returned to the female compound.”

“You don't have families?” Ben wondered.

Aah'n knew of races that gathered in family groups, but it was more the exception than common. “That isn't how our society operates. That is why I have so many questions about your society.”

“Well, ok,” Ben answered, and he gave Aah'n a short version of how humans in general met, fell in love, and married.

Aah'n just shook his head. “It is, um, a bit difficult for one from my society to understand, but very interesting. I would like to learn much more about your people.”

“I'm sure you'll get plenty of chances to learn,” Chad smiled.


Melpomene looked in her mirror as she braided her long hair. Aliens! Of all the things she had prepared for, she had never expected to meet aliens. How should she dress? How should she greet them? Should she dress in her regal gown and tiara? True they were only ambassadors, but from a whole league of empires. How many had he said? Twenty three? She thought how small her position actually was, she could hardly imagine twenty three empires. She must be very careful, if indeed the league's enemies had targeted the human empire, they would surely need the aid of the league to defend the human empire.
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by oldwrench » February 7th, 2021, 6:22 pm

Finally!!!.......... (I wish) episode of the "short story" 5 Minutes: Reloaded. I keep promising to get on with this story, I have lots of ideas, but I have trouble getting them into words. I guess I will have to give up trying to be a good writer and just tell it however bad it comes out. I leave it to your imagination to fill in the blanks.
Now, back to the story, the pilots are bringing the two aliens to meet the colonel....... TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!! Ok, it isn't quite like that.



Chapter 62

Ben brought the shuttle to a landing behind the hotel building as ordered. The colonel wanted to keep the encounter with the aliens secret for the time being. The princess wanted time to talk with them before the rush of the news media mob.

Aah'n watched as they approached to land. He observed the city, he decided there could be may be more than a few thousand humans in a city this size. He also noted the regular pattern of the streets and the rectangular design of the buildings. As they landed he saw that the building they approached was also a solid blocky form. Humans seemed to value function over aesthetics. He wondered if the humans had any form of artwork.

Chad led the ambassadors into the building from the rear door. He had explained that it was an unused building that the colonels group was using as a base of operations. Chad noticed Ben was looking a bit anxious. “Why don't you take off, Ben,” he offered. “I can escort the ambassador to the meeting. I'm in no hurry, Arisa won't be back down for a while.”

Ben smiled, “Thanks, I owe you one.” He hurried off down the hallway.

Aah'n watched Ben hurry away, still trying to understand humans. “Is there some appointment he is late for?”

Chad chuckled, “no, he hasn't seen his girlfriend, Megumi, in a few days so he's anxious to find her.”

“She is the one who...ah.... has taken him?” Aah'n tried to understand.

Chad laughed, “yes, taken, in the sense that he wants her to be his mate, and she wants him to be her mate. He just has to get up the nerve to ask her to marry him and they both will be taken.”

“Ah, I understand........ I think...... “ Aah' n stuttered.

Tock'r had tried to estimate the number of buildings in the city. There had to be several thousand. If there were one male per building..... that would be a very high population density compared to what he was accustomed to. But, if what he was hearing was correct...... If a mated pair lived in each building....... and what if they had a child living with them. The numbers for a city this size seemed incredible. Tock'r shook his head, somehow his calculations must be flawed. How could that many beings live in such close proximity?

Colonel Hellwind waited with the princess and Tom in the conference room. He had decided on this room because it was larger than his office room, it was in good condition and near the rear of the building. They turned and faced the doors as Chad opened them and ushered the aliens into the room. Daniel noticed the aliens were small in stature, about Megumi's height, slender and close enough to human in proportions. Seeing them here in person the feline appearance was even more apparent. He felt they were a strangely appealing race.

Aah'n studied the humans in the room as he entered. The colonel was in the center. He was not as tall as the males he had met, but was still taller than they had expected the humans to be. His build was more like the giant, Ben, than Chad. The other male, the one who had been behind the colonel on the communicator screen, was built more slender like Chad, but not as tall. The third human was obviously female, a bit shorter than the colonel but there would have been no question of maturity if she had been the one they had first met. The males were dressed in military clothing styled like those of the males he had met. The female wore different styled clothes, White blouse with blue vest and matching blue skirt that fit closely to her form. Similar to the clothing worn by working women in the videos they had studied. Was she perhaps an aide to the colonel? She had a strangely strained look on her face.

As they entered, Tock'r was again impressed by the large size and physical diversity of the humans. He wondered how far the military extended with these people. It was all he had seen so far. He could not believe the humans had never met another race, why else would they have built such a military order? Had they been lying to the ambassador. The pilots that brought them here had been friendly and open, willing to answer most questions, but not all. The colonel had been most anxious to have them come here to meet him. What were his motives? Were they being led into some kind of trap? Could these humans actually be under the influence of the Slavers? He had to remain vigilant. He could only hope the young ambassador understood the situation.

Melpomene anxiously awaited the arrival of the alien ambassador. This was perhaps the most momentous occasion in the history of the human race. She had never imagined she would be the one to face it. Her heart raced as Chad led the two small aliens into the room. The colonel had given her a bit of a description of what they looked like, but that hardly prepared her for the reality of meeting them. She held her breath, she had to restrain herself, she was, after all, an imperial. She grit her teeth, she held her breath, the princess tried her best to maintain her imperial decorum........ but........ With an unladylike snort, Melpomene laughed.
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by Sakura » February 8th, 2021, 10:32 am

Wow a thousand or even more? :thumb: My feline senses are tickling :gg:
I really need to update the pdf of your story, see how many pages there are in total :love: :thumb:
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by oldwrench » February 11th, 2021, 9:57 pm

I promised more, and here is a bit. A short chapter, but some of these stories need to be worked out before the end of it all.



Chapter 63

Megumi entered the front lounge area of the old hotel looking for Ben. She didn't see him there or in the eating area. John was there watching something on a portable flat screen. “John, have you seen Ben?” She asked him.

John looked up, “ah, he was here a few minutes ago. He went into the kitchen, I figured he was getting a snack, he should have been out by now.”

Megumi chuckled, “you know him, it may take a while to get enough. I'll go find him. Thanks.” She left and entered the kitchen, sure she'd find Ben there..... but he wasn't. She looked around, puzzled, where had he gone? There was a rear door, maybe he went out back, they had landed the shuttle there.

Megumi went out the back door and spotted Ben off to her left, sitting on the curb in front of the trash bins. This seemed odd, it was out of character for Ben to be out here sitting alone. Was something wrong? Should she leave him alone, or should she go to him? Suddenly, a small gray animal raced up the back of Ben's shirt onto his right shoulder. His left hand snapped up and grabbed the little creature. Megumi gasped and started forward ready to call out. It was a kitten, one squeeze and he could crush the poor thing. She had to stop and stifle a giggle as Ben raised his right hand and poked at the kitten and a tiny paw flashed out to bat at this new toy. Megumi couldn't help laughing as a white kitten climbed up to Ben's shoulder and the big man turned his head till he was cross eyed, nose to nose with the little kitten.

“Oh..... ah, hi Meg,” Ben said as he looked up. His face became a bit pink. “I thought you were on duty in your mech.”

“I was,” she answered, “but Rose took over. I see you found some new friends.”

“Ya,” He answered looking down. His face got a bit redder. “I just like kitties.”

Megumi laughed as she lifted the white ball of fur from his shoulder. “So do I, they're so cute.” She sat down next to him, rubbing the kitten till it purred. The mother cat came and checked her out, deciding she was ok, then went back to the plate of fish and chicken Ben brought out for them.

I found them here before we went to the island. The mama cat was hungry so I brought her some food. I was afraid they might be gone when I got back, but she was here waiting for me.

Megumi smiled. That was one of the tings she loved about the big man, his kind heart.

Ben looked down at Megumi. She was so beautiful, and the way she held that small kitten......He had to ask her. He had tried several times before and couldn't find the right words, but this time he had asked John for advice. John knew all about women. He said Ben should just say it, that Megumi would know what was in his heart, she would understand.

“Megumi, ah.... would you....... um, I mean, I know I'm not one of your kind, I know you grew up on Earth, in your own society and I'm just a miner and I can't give you the things you're use to. I know your dad doesn't approve of me, but I ….......” Damn, I'm just rambling like John said I shouldn't, Ben thought. Why couldn't I just say it? Why do I think of all the reasons I'm not good enough.

A soft hand touched his cheek and turned his face toward her. Dark eyes looked into his. “Yes, Ben,” Megumi told him.

“Huh?” He looked at her, confused.

“The answer is yes,” she affirmed.

“But..... I didn't ask...” He tried to explain.

“Yes you did,” she assured him, “I heard what your heart was saying. Yes, Ben, I really do want to marry you.”

Kittens scattered as Ben's big arm scooped up Megumi and deposited her on his lap. She wrapped her arms around his neck and he kissed her long and deep. When they finally came up for air, she smiled and lay her head on his shoulder and told him. “When we left for this assignment, my father told me I couldn't have found a more honorable man.”
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Re: 5 Minutes: Reloaded

Post by Sakura » February 13th, 2021, 11:25 am

Ok sex, check! We need more drugs and rock'n roll :thumb:
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