It had been five hundred years since humans had stepped onto Terra Firma. As sensors scanned the surface, they found some structures had survived.
‘Will you look at that, Remi?’ Tinle exclaimed as the Great Wall began to twist across the screen. ‘What is that?
‘Um…hmm, a wall?’ Remi shrugged.
‘But, it’s in the middle of nowhere. Why?’ Tinle shook his head in confusion.
‘Walls are built to divide.’ Remi sighed. ‘Who knows, really. Humans did some strange things to their world. Look how they made it uninhabitable with their nuclear weapons. Sure, they preserved the structures… but at what cost to the people?’
‘A dreadful cost.’ Commander Stephen spoke from behind them. ‘Of the billions of people died, only a single space ship with a crew of five hundred men and women survived. You are their descendants. This is your home. You will bring it back to life?’
wc: 149 + title = 150!
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