“Impact in five minutes…”
Destruction. Chaos. Flames. Death. All of these visions flooded through Aiden’s memory as he quickly fiddled with an array of buttons on the top of his landing pod. The pod was just big enough to fit a person in it and no more than that.
The boy inside of it was of pale skin and white hair, he was about the size of an average human but still big enough to where the pod was a little cramped inside. A bead of sweat dripped from his brow as he watched the countdown on the display in front of him.
The boy was shooting down from space, somewhere on a far off planet that was now no more than a husk of its former self. He was a prince on this planet but that title now meant nothing to him or anyone else.
“Impact in… Four minutes…”
“Come on. Come on. You stupid machine... Work!” he would exclaim as he pressed even more buttons but was really unsure if that was doing any good at this point.
This was a boy with no home left to go back to. No family left to hold. Completely and utterly alone. He had no clue where he was going as he had put in random coordinates when he escaped the destruction.
It had all happened so quickly. First came the explosions, then the fiery abominations, then the conqueror. Next thing that he knew, Aiden's entire world was no more and he was taking off in a tiny pod to god knows where.
“Impact in… Three minutes…”
As the machine said this, Aiden would punch the monitor of the pod. “I can see that!” he exclaimed as he shook his head. He would place his hand over his face, covering his eyes.
“This was my fault… If only I had been stronger… If only I hadn't fled… then maybe…” he whimpered to himself. Aiden was not someone who usually cried and always tried to hold himself to a high standard of emotion but the emotions he felt were too much right now.
He was lost and confused.
“Impact in… two minutes…”
He had accepted his fate at this point as he thought only death awaited him.
“If I live through this… I swear I will find whoever did this and fight back…” He growled to himself as the thoughts of his home, planet, and ecosystems being completely burned down in flames.
This destruction had also made him a monster as well. The radiation from the attack had changed him physically, giving him strange new abilities. The problem was that he had never asked for any of them. What was created inside of him from the attack also played a hand in the destruction as well.
“Impact in… one minute…”
The pod raced down onto Earthland with fire tracing its descent as it fell like a comet through the sky, passing by an airship on its way to the ground.
Aiden closed his eyes and let out a long sigh “Well… Life was fun at least…”
“Impact in… Five. Four… Three… Two… One”
The tiny pod landed harshly on the ground, creating a hole in the ground where it had landed.
After a few moments of silence, the pod would open with steam rising from the entryway. A couple more seconds would pass before Aiden would open his eyes and gaze up at the blue sky above him for the first time.
He slowly got up, stumbling a little as he stepped up onto the body of the pod. He would look around at his surroundings “Well… This is interesting. Where am I?” he would say to himself, scratching the back of his head, confused and surprised at the fact that he wasn’t dead.
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