The Mind Chronicles – Feed Thy Enemies
Feed Thy Enemies;
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – CHRISTMAS TIME, THE YEAR 2075
ABRAHAM BENDO TOWER
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Tower
The Mind had gone missing, for many an Hour.
The Mutants in Anchorage were all hiding, or Dead,
In hopes that The Mind would not come Again.
Jarod and Farahi were nestled all snug in their Beds,
While visions of The Apocalypse danced in their Heads.
And Senator Richards from N-One Headquarters, Captain Raf at his Side,
Were Hologram Messaging, wondering if the Mind was Alive.
THE MIND’S LIVING ROOM
Jarod is Sleeping on the couch in The Mind’s Living Room when
“GUESTS OF THE MIND… AWAKEN” Speaks The Minds Home A.I. Computer System.
With this Jarod’s eyes pop open “Huh!!” he exclaims, and Farahi runs into the room, and looks out the Main Window.
“There’s something out there…” Farahi says, the fear palpable in her voice.
THE STAIRWAY DOWN TO THE MIND’S WORKSHOP
Jarod and Farahi burst down the stairs to The Mind’s Workshop!
“Computer?! Why Did you Wake Us??!!” Jarod speaks as he makes his way down the stairs.
“YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ASK” it explains.
“Oh for Fu@#! sake” they reach his Workshop, where they are met first with a Blast of Cool Air…
THE MIND’S WORKSHOP
And what they see inside, shocks them.
“Hello Their Friends!!” The Mind exclaims as he dismounts from his 35 Foot Tall M.C.R.1 Robot.
With him are 6 Men, Heavely Armed and Camouflaged… They seem a bit disoriented, but glad to be out of the cold.
The Mind than jovially walks over to Jarod and Farahi, greeting them like they are dear friends, hugs and handshakes all around.
“Computer… Prepare Large Quantities of Synthetic Fried Chicken, Water Melon and Beer for our Guests!” The Mind proclaims as he waves his arms in the air in merriment.
“YES MIND, CONSIDER IT DONE” it cordially replies.
“Jarod… Farahi… Let me proudly introduce you to 6 of our Canada 6 Legionnaires…” he exclaims as the men all step forward.
“Belmon, Edward, Sprig, more of a Nick Name really, Charlie, Orton and Wells… Which is of course his Last Name…” he finishes, and then walks right past Jarod and Farahi.
“Come along boys, food, warmth and festivities upstairs!” he announces as he departs.
All of the men gleefully follow, save Wells, who is the youngest of the men, at 20, who seems to look over Jarod and Farahi suspiciously as he passes.
THE MIND’S LIVING ROOM
15 MINUTES LATER
Jarod and Farahi stand near the Balcony Door watching the strange event unfold, while The Mind appears to be making the rounds, insuring all of the Legionnaire’s glasses are filled…
“This has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever laid witness too…” Jarod proclaims.
“I don’t know what to say… Or how to react” Farahi replies.
“Mr. Mind Sir, this Synthetic Fried Chicken is Truly Fabulous” one of the Bigger, meaning tall and muscular, Men states.
“Isn’t though…” The Mind warmly replies.
He then sharply looks over at Jarod and Farahi who are blatantly not enjoying their selves.
He approaches them…
“None for you two?” he then takes a drink from his martini glass.
“Oh well” he then states as he sits his glass down on a near by end table.
“Mind, we need to talk…” Jarod suddenly says.
“All work and no play…” The Mind plainly states.
“Very well, outside on the balcony in 3.2 minutes…” he says dismissively as he walks away.
THE MIND’S BALCONY
3.2 MINUTES LATER
Where it is freezing, and snow blows across Jarod and Farahi, who have grabbed their jackets.
Suddenly The Mind steps out onto the Balcony, not wearing a jacket, and hands them each drinks.
“Okay than…” The Mind speaks as he looks at Jarod “No, I wont tell you how I came here…” he then looks at Farahi “And, I killed 937 Mutants a few hours ago, so that should give you an idea of where I’m at with the “Mutant” Human Act…”.
He then starts for the door “Now don’t stay out here too long, this next wave of the storm looks nasty…” he states and goes back inside.
“How did he?” Farahi questions.
“He’s The Mind” Jarod plainly states.
THE MIND’S LIVING ROOM
Suddenly Senator Richard’s appears in Hologram where all can see “MIND!! ARE YOU THERE!!” which seems to startle the men.
“Computer, temporarily shut off communications from N-One” The Mind says under his breath.
With this, the hologram disappears.
“DONE” the Computer replies.
“We need to get back to our post” Wells says to Orton.
“Relax… What could happen” he replies.
250 MILES SOUTH OF FAIRBANKS AND ABRAHAM BENDO TOWER
Several Sets of Blue Eyes Rise From the Sea, and make their way through the Mists… North bound.
NEXT TIME… THERE’S SOMETHING OUT THERE…