Nowadays, many people look back and laugh, study and discover with interest what they think we were like 10000 years ago. However, as with most things in the past, it is largely unclear as to what life was like back then. 8000BC was actually very different to what anybody imagined.
Last time: As Nev fell off the side of the bridge and was thought to be dead, they had actually survived but they destroyed the bridge as they pulled themselves up causing Dainsanefh and Drogba along with two Misfits members to fall into the hot magma. With the deaths fresh in their mind, the team now must chase Powdersnow down, but will they stop him?
Amontiliadito was worried. Until he had tried to save Drogba, he’d had Powdersnow in his grasp, literally. Now, the king, who was intent on completing his plan, was gone from sight.
The group of eight entered the machine room. The heat was still just as intense as before, despite the chilling deaths that had happened at the bridge.
“We could just destroy it” suggested Gialappo.
“No use.” Bladesman stated, “it will have been designed so that we can’t. Powdersnow is not stupid. He will leave nothing to chance.”
“Do you know anything about this technology Polarkid?” asked Nev.
“No. Well, I know a little, but nowhere near enough to stop a machine of this scale” Polarkid answered.
Areyoukiddingme came running back from the tunnel.
“We’ve found a new way across the gap!” He shouted to Keepitloose and the person who had entered with Dainsanefh.
“Good.” That person said. “It is essential I am able to get over there.”
Keepitloose rounded up his clan, now two members down due to Pangolingx and Phanrahan’s deaths and they headed away down a tunnel, to emerge over the other side.
“They’re moving!” shouted Gialappo who had been watching the Misfits clan.
Jefco said, “I know where they’ll be going. There is another route across, not far from here.”
“I’ll go,” said Haifisch, “you need to stop Powdersnow here, Jefco can guide me and I’ll reason with them. They probably don’t know what they’re doing. We can get them on our side.”
Jefco moved to the door, while Amontiliadito hugged Haifisch,
“Haifisch, I just want you to know, that I,” Amon started but then he paused and said, “no it’s, stupid”
“Save it for when we’re done here, Amon,” Haifisch replied.
“Just make sure you come back alive,” Amontiliadito said, giving her a quick kiss on the cheek and then she and Jefco sprinted away out of the machine room and down the tunnel.
“What was that all about Amon?” asked Gialappo.
“Nothing,” Amon replied.
Haifisch and Jefco turned a sharp corner and almost ran into The Monsterking.
“Please, help us stop this,” Haifisch said to him.
The Monsterking turned to the Misfits clan who were following him through the tunnel.
“Stop!” he shouted.
Keepitloose stepped forward.
“Out of our way. We have something more important than any of this.”
“And what is that?” Jefco asked.
“Him.” Keepitloose said, pointing at the person who had arrived with Dainsanefh, he stepped out of the shadow and Jefco recognised him instantly.
“Jefco, my friend,” the person said
Meanwhile, Amontiliadito and Bladesman had left the others at the machine room to hunt for Powdersnow and they had found him.
“You think this plan is evil, crazy and mad I know.” said Powdersnow to them.
“It is,” said Amontiliadito harshly.
“Do you actually know what this plan is all about and will do?” Powdersnow asked and continued, “As leader of this world, there are two horrible options and I must choose between them. I can either let the world we know fall into ruin for many years to come, as has been predicted by many people of our future or I can activate this, which will bring us back to a time of peace and unity. When Hogweed decided to choose the latter, he chose it not out of madness but out of love for his world, to save what he could. If you don’t believe me, why don’t you ask someone who would know?”
Desmondnew was speaking to Gialappo, Polarkid and Nev.
“Yes, I was at that table, with Hogweed and Gowolves when it was decided. I was young then but in all the years of my life, I have seen the predictions from Gowolves begin to come true. There is now more war in our world, more suffering, it has started to fall apart. Even after both Gowolves and Hogweed died, due to old age, I do not regret this decision we made and even now, I am confident that this must go ahead.”
In the tunnel, Jefco and Sipwell were still speaking.
“I left you and the rest of our clan Jefco because I could see something important that I needed to do.” said Sipwell.
Jefco said, “After you left, our clan worked more and more for Powdersnow, Dainsanefh and myself saw this, he was removed from us, cast out into the Plains. That was when I knew something had to be done. I escaped with Haifisch and Amontiliadito,”
“As I was on my way here I found Dainsanefh left lying, barely alive in the Plains and we made our way together here. He explained to me what had happened since I was gone. Powdersnow did not know a lot of what Drogba did. I know that if Powdersnow had known how Drogba had cast Dainsanefh out into the Plains, Powdersnow would have stopped it.”
“How can you say that?”
“Because I have spoken with Powdersnow. I have helped make one final change to his machine and I have it here,” Sipwell produced a small data chip, “This will ensure that in the future, the world around us will live on. It will be different but no matter what, we will not be forgotten!”
“And you are sure about this?”
“You always were the cleverest among us.”
“I only wish Dainsanefh could be here to see this. He was convinced that Drogba was evil and wanted to protect the Misfits clan from the same fate we had undergone. In the end, he must have thought the only way to stop him was to kill him.”
“Killed him just as Drogba might have been about to reveal his true self. Now, we will never know whether Drogba was for good, or for bad.” said Jefco.
“Now I must get this data chip to Powdersnow.”
“We can take you to him,” said Haifisch, “the third and final prophesy of Desmondnew has come true, ‘the power, the choice and the burden all resting in the hand of the least important of you’, it’s all down to you Sipwell. You haven’t been here for any of this, you’re unimportant but so important!”
They led Sipwell to the machine room.
“So we just stand back and let this happen?” asked Polarkid as Amontiliadito and Bladesman also entered the room with powdersnow.
“It’s as Desmondnew predicted,” said Amon, “his 3 prophesies came true. I don’t like the thought of this plan but I think we need to let it go ahead.”
Bladesman said, “It takes a strong person to fight for good things, it takes an even stronger person to do nothing and let the good things happen.”
“We have no choice” stated Gialappo, “But to see this through” said Nev.
“All this time, we’ve been fighting against the good cause. It seemed evil at first sight but perhaps it truly is the better option. How is it so easy to make such a big mistake?” wondered Haifisch.
“I’ve finished what you’ve started,” Powdersnow said to Desmondnew stood next to him, looking up the huge machine that had been constructed over 60 years inside the volcano and Desmondnew just smiled.
They stood there and watched as Sipwell added his final data chip to the machine to ensure that his world would live on in some form. He activated the machine and from that moment, the world was never the same again.
The author wishes to thank the following users (order of appearance): Nev72, Dainsanefh, Drogba921, Powdersnow, Amontiliadito, Gialappo, Bladesman1, Polarkid, Areyoukiddingme, Keepitloose, Pangolingx, Phanrahan, Jefco, Haifisch87, Themonsterking, Sipwell, Desmondnew2, Hogweed, Gowolves.
Epilogue: 10000 years later, 2005AD
In 2005, a certain website became active on the internet for the first time. The world had changed completely since the events of 8000BC. There was not a single trace left of there being an advanced civilisation 10000 years ago. Instead, it just looks like primitive settlers live on Earth during that time to us. However, Sipwell’s final data chip ensured that the population of his world could live on. It is no coincidence that the names of the characters were the same as some of your usernames. The world of 8000BC lives on through Powersoccer. The plan was successful in keeping the world united and peaceful and now, they live on through our usernames. The events of 8000BC really did happen and although there is so far no trace of their civilisation, who knows what we might discover in the future?
Thanks for reading all that,
ShaPhi7 ~ RFA Editor