The Crystal Reaper did what it said on the tin. It Reaped the ground in front of it. Kyle was driving. His hands were on the wheel, looking down towards all the read outs. Kyle’s helmet was on the floor, he breathed the air inside the cockpit. His eye’s were deep blue, hair was short and black. His chin was covered by a goatee beard. Which happened to be grey.
A large piece of rock hit the glass. Kyle jumped up off the chair.
“Dang.” He shouted in a rage.
Leaning forward he flicked a switch. A monitor flickered from radar to communications. Two names were listed. Kyle and Stephen. He pressed Stephen. The monitor touch screen systems activated, and a Channel was connected to Stephens helmet.
“How’s it going? Please say we got some crystals?” Kyle asked.
Stephen pressed a button on his stomach control panel.
“Well. Lots of rock’s. Stone’s. Some sand. But only a few Crystals.”
‘Great. Just great” Kyle thought.
A conveyer belt in the hanger span with eccentricity. Massive Scoops next to the ground destroying blades dumped rocks, sand and hopefully crystals on to a conveyer belt. Two Belts connected from the two scoop on each side joined to fell containers. Where good’ old Stephen stood. Behind him lay a mini transport. Then the bay doors.
“Im coming up. Your turn to stay on crystal watch!” Stephen ordered.
As he walked towards the ladder to the cockpit his comm went off.
“Stephen wait… I see something. Im stopping.”
The Crystal Reaper stopped. The blades carried spinning. Sending rock’s, then dust onto the conveyer belt.
In front of the Crystal reaper lay a small crack in the sand covered ground. With a green light leading to it.
At the back of the Crystal reaper the bay door opened. Stephen jumped out. And walked towards the beam of light. When he stood in front of it he became puzzled.
Stephen Turned to face the Crystal Reaper and started waving his hands across. Making the sign ‘stop’ with his arms. Kyle pulled a leaver, pressed a few button and messed with one of the touch screen. The blades stopped spinning, so did the scoops. Kyle put on his helmet. Connected his air. And opened the floor hatch.
Now they both stood in front of the mysterious light. Talking to each other through the comm.
“War of the worlds man. WAR OF THE WORLDS!?!”
“Kyle shut up. That’s just a book.”
“And three film. One TV show. Musical and..”
“No!” Stephen cut off Kyle in mid sentence.
Stephen slowly placed his hand in the Beam of light. Surprisingly it stopped under his hand, not on top. The light came from the GROUND! Stephen took his hand back, Looked around.
Then the ground began to shake. Violently!
Suddenly the ground began to crack! More beams of light shot out from the ground. Crack after crack Green beams appeared in front of them. And the ground stopped shaking.
A part of the ground collapsed. Falling into green mist. A moment latter all the ground began to fall! Kyle and Stephen ran for the Crystal Reaper. Kyle screamed.
Stephen screamed “War of the Frekin worlds!”
They both dived into the scoop. More and more ground collapsed. A vale of green mist swept past. Then silence…
They both placed there hands on the rim of the scoop. And lifted them self’s up.
“Wow.” Kyle muttered.
In front of them a giant cavern now lay. Green mist flooded out.
Stephen looked down. And his face turned pure white.
“ *Gulp* Don’t… look down”
Kyle looked down instantly, as you would. Below them. Only an inch of martin ground lay in front of the tracks. Below a vertical drop into the cavern.
Then Green mist shot up into the sky….
Horrid screams began howled.
A massive shot of pure green energy fired up into the mist covered sky. More Screams could be herd. Then. Man sized figure’s began to fly up! Each one of these’s things had two pure green eyes, each with it’s own deadly howl. Black shapes also fired up. Ships of some kind. Fighter plane sized. But mist covered them up so perfectly only black outlines could be seen.
Next came a defining hum.
A massive Black ship raised from the depths of the cavern. It looked like a circle with spikes coming out of its sides and front. Two green searchlight slowly appeared from its front. Scanning the Martian ground as a battleship would search for its prey. Then both lights converged on the Crystal reaper.
Both Kyle and Stephen ran for the bay door, which still lay open. They ran inside. Stephen slammed a button of the wall. The door lifted up, and sealed shut.
Kyle ran towards the ladder. Clamed up and opened a hatch.
“Warning Cockpit airlock not closed.” The Computers voice stated.
Slamming the next button the second hatch opened. Air flooded down from the cockpit into the airless hanger. Kyle clambered up and through him self into the chair. Stephen followed and closed the door. “Atmosphere restored in Cockpit.”
Kyle flicked switches, pulled leavers and slammed his foot on a pedal. The crystal reaper moved backwards. He began slammed the touch screen.
The unknown ship howled. And fired some kind of energy weapon. It blasted the ground! Rock and sand exploded into the air.
“Floor it!” Stephen desperately ordered.
Kyle quickly span the wheel. One track stopped turning , and the other one carried on. turned the Crystal Reaper around. The ship Fired again! Hitting one of the tracks. A part of it shattered apart! But it kept working. When the Crystal reaper turned around, now facing away from the Green mist it. Kyle drove away at the Crystal Reapers top speed.
“What in gods name was that?” Stephen shouted.
“I don’t know!… Lets hope it can’t catch us!” Kyle replied. Sweating he managed to focus on driving. The left track turned, then a part flapped up, went an full circle and flapped back down. The white and orange hull was not burned black around the track.
Back at the cavern more and more of these alien things shot out. Then in the far off distance. Green light shot up to the sky. More ships appeared from the other carven now. Hundreds upon hundreds shot up into the sky.
What ever these’s things were they are here now. And do not plan to leave soon….
Note from creator: Hi guys on Mocpages. Sorry its been a while. Ive been working on other projects so this got a little left behind. Im sorry for grammer (Tryed me best) And there are no spelling errors! (The words are in english spellcheck. not US) Chapter 4 will be uploaded soon enough. And i dont think no ones spooted thae in chapter 1 i make a link to LOM (Life on Mars sets) yet. Anywho thats it. By :-)
OK, I know, but what about the T3 Trike, the only human mars vehicle in the Life On Mars collection? You should have written more about that collection, created a chapter or more to it.
And Do you mention the larger mining sets in your story, like the MT-101 Armored Drilling Unit?
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Hunterkiller 33 chapter 4 is coming as soon as it can, i have other projects at home/youtube/ other lego sites so this has been a bit slow. But i will create a new chapter soon.
BTW, Hunterkiller isnt that from terminator?
AWESOME! purely AWESOME,i had to make a tough decision,either put Mars Mission sets on my Christmas list or have Agents,and castle and pirates on it.I guess i could ask for a few of the sets,like the Crystal Reaper that your novel has made me really want! anyway i love the Novel!