The Emerald Speckled Ring: Part 2

by James
(Sydney, NSW)

The second bit of the story. Where were we, oh yes...

Jumun thaught about the human and dived deeper into the sea. He wanted to see if he could find him...

The Emerald Speckled Ring: Part 2

The creature had just climbed out of a secret door in the side wall of the palace escaping death inside. When the palace collapsed, he was bursting with news. He now knew that the boy had the ring, his people's ring! Being their leader he wanted to wear it, but the boy had it. He now doubly wanted to capture him. The creature delighted in being in the cold water and he also realized that there was no playing around. There could be side affects to this human wearing the ring. The creature knew that his species when wearing the ring could turn the planet that they are on into water and there was no telling what the boy could do. With that thought he swam down to the ship under the sea.

Jumun clambered on to the ships slimy surface and slipped in an air lock. Overriding the controls he opened the access door. He was now in the ship. Sneaking round a few corners he located a small, inbuilt data bank. Pressing one of the buttons he brought up main screen. He searched the word, human. It was about five minutes before some thing came up. It came up with the name Grenville Hunter and his living quarters number 1452. Jumun memorized the number and name, and then started on his search.

The octopus leader sighed; he had just ordered one of the five battalions on the ship to the room number 1452. It wasn't a room but a hanger but that didn't really matter. The boy would think it was a living quarter. He had also entered a name assigned to the so called room so it looked like a human was living there. Then the creature remembered the boy's name: Jumun, Jumun Vaster. The leader started moving towards the general?s room. He would have to put the most trusted guards to stop any one escaping in the one man fighter craft they had created before they Gorax had killed them. He also needed to visit the old and wise historian to find out about the side affects of a human wearing the ring.

If there was one thing Jumun noticed the most in his search it was the cold damp air and the moisture. He was soaked from the moisture and also needed to be careful. He was actually in the enemy's ship. Then he reached it. Door number 1452, Jumun opened it and stepped in side. The so called room stretched out below him. It actually wasn't a room, it was a hanger and that was when he realised that he had been tricked. He was on a high smooth metal catwalk. And below him on the floor were about forty heavily armed creatures. Near the opening in the hanger were five beautiful one person fighter crafts. Jumun knew he had been tricked because there was not a human in sight and why would you need to have forty heavily armed soldiers for five fighters? He knew that they were waiting to capture him. Jumun looked at his finger and the glazing beauty of the Emerald Speckled Ring. He knew they were after the ring. Well he found it and he was going to keep it. Then Jumun slipped and landed with a resounding clang that echoed all over the hanger and all the soldiers looked up.

The leader was shocked to the end of his suckers on his tentacles. The old historian had told him that when a human wears the ring for the first time, the planet he is on breaks in half. Right now he had volunteers working with laser guns on the chains that bound the ship and he only had one chain left. If only if they could hurry up. They were going to die out there if they didn't hurry up. The creature moved towards the nearest inbuilt data portal and turned on the red alert status. All across the ship sirens blared.

Jumun ducked as lots and lots of lasers were shot at him. One in particular hit a weak spot in the catwalk, a huge section collapsed and he slid down it. He took a glance at the floor thirty meters below and felt the instinct to raise both hands. He did and he felt his hand touch something. He grabbed and his arms were nearly torn out of their sockets. Jumun was now hanging from the edge of a lower catwalk that had been dislodged by the upper part that had fallen down. He pulled himself up on the cat walk and ran along it. Lasers zooming, the soldiers kept shooting at him. Jumun then turned around and his finger danced all-around so fast that it was a blur. A rainbow of light exploded in front of his face and the guards fell dazed like dominoes all over the floor. Soon there were no more soldiers to knock down. He felt like he only moved his arm a centimetre but it had moved all-around, and he also thought his arm would ache after all that jerking around, but every thing felt normal. Jumun ran along the rest of the length of the catwalk and down the stairs. Reaching the floor he stepped through the twisted pieces of broken catwalk and reached the fighter craft. It was a ball with two wings through it; one along on the ship vertically and a short one along the ship horizontally. It had no controls apart from a joy stick so he guessed that the controls were projected on a hydro static bubble on the front. He jumped in the blue fighter craft. Instantly a filmy but see through bubble covered over the entrance and made the ship airtight. The star charts, controls and tracking sensors all were displayed on the bubble, just as he thought. He pressed a large blue button the top of the joystick and the ship rose up and moved slowly out of the hanger.

The leader creature was puzzled and worried. Puzzled because there was a ship leaving and worried because in any second the world would break in half. He had all the technicians working on getting the engines fired up, but there still there was that unidentified ship. He looked closely and saw Juman.

"Ahhh, no!!" he yelled.
Jumun Vaster was slowly but surely moving away from the ship in a fighter craft. The creature picked up the inboard radio, "Four fighter craft intercept and bring back the escaping ship." Answering calls from the fighter craft sounded. The leader knew Jumun was now caught.

With a huge sound from the depth of the earth, the whole world started to split open. The glitter of space shone through the gap and Jumun pushed the stick down and pulled back the speed lever. The ship sped down the gap like a wasp followed by more than a thousand ton?s of water. He left the other fighter craft still in the water. The water crashed down the chasm into the infinity of space like a waterfall. Then it happened; the two parts of the planet broke apart, huge pieces fell between the two walls.

The five other fighter craft smashed into the flying rocks. The creature's ship ripped off the last remaining chain and tipped off the edge. Countless creatures were caught when the planet split and they fell through the gap. Others were dashed against the rocks by the water and were killed. Jumun could now see, the creature?s ship was trying to start its engines as it was falling. If it couldn't it would be crippled by a large rock heading for it. The rear end of the creature's ship, the Explorer, lit up and the huge ship side swiped the rock, crippling it anyway. Jumun dodged all the flying rocks and water. He loved this blue fighter craft because it responded to his touch perfectly and he zipped out of the chaos.

The smoking and crippled Explorer slid down towards another planet below which was covered in wet jungle. The water from the split planet was poring directly onto the hips damaged hull. This shorted out thousands of electrical circuits. Jumun looked one last time at the planet He fired up the light speed engines and rocketed off towards his father at the space city. The Explorer was left crippled.

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Nov 25, 2011
by: Jake

Fantastic story James! That must have taken ages to write!

Jan 03, 2011
by: Talitha

Hi James
As soon as I read the first part of
The Emerald Speckled Ring.
I wanted to know the second part, for it was so exciting.
Great work. Keep up the writing.

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