|Cobra rising (standard:Flash, 589 words)|
|Author: Lev821||Added: Jul 24 2011||Views/Reads: 1253/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|He reflects upon humanity, as an occupant of a zoo.|
There's green in the sky, amongst orange, and yellow. Well, it's quite multi-coloured. Not like it used to be, not like I remember it, back when I was a normal human mortal citizen, here on earth, and I still am. I am a 46 year old ordinary man who used to work in a bank. I am nothing special to look at. In fact you could say I am quite average, and it's perhaps that that is the reason why I am sat here, staring at the sky, in what could be described as a prison, except it's not. It's a zoo, and I am here on display. You see, back when I was a normal banker, pruning the hedges in my back garden, back in 2004, I felt the air, and atmosphere around me shift, as though it was the still surface of a pond in which a stone is thrown. It rippled over me and I vanished, and appeared here, in my zoo, where I have been for three years. I know that from when I was taken, a whole lot of a number of years has passed. The year is now 8094, and in 4007, humans were removed from the planet. Rather like when the dinosaurs made way for man, when perhaps God threw down the meteorite that made them extinct. I wonder if he did it again to make way for the snake. The very air they breathed became toxic, mostly to humans. It wiped them out, and 85% of animals. Snakes were mostly unharmed, and it was the Cobra species that prevailed, evolving to become the planets dominant race. Like humans, they began to communicate, to co-operate, form a language, to adapt to the environment. They grew bigger, and grew legs, rather like that of a millipede, and are now around two feet wide and ten foot in length. The other snakes are like what monkeys where to humans, they stayed rather as they were, although they got slightly bigger. Monkeys came down from the trees, came out of the forest, and walked us into humanity. Some other species of monkey stayed in the jungle, meaning humans and apes co-existed and it was the Cobra to which this was the equivalent, the other snakes staying in their safe environments, the brave cobra exploring pastures new, exploring the land beyond the horizon. Thing is though, they're not hostile. Well, some are, like humans I suppose. Other creatures have evolved to adapt, but they are like animals were to humans, not as self-aware. Their civilisations have far surpassed that of humans. They have invented all sorts of things that humans didn't get to. One of them, and the reason I am here, along with some other humans and animals from my time in different parts of the zoo, all sectioned off to prevent procreation, is time travel. They know they could go back and affect the timeline, but they are intelligent enough to abduct, and simply take those that would have no effect on history. So my taking from my back garden would not have impacted much to make a difference, therefore, making me a target, but only a target at a certain time. I have things here to make me feel at home. They set my place up like it was when I was taken, but it does get kind of lonely I will admit. I get watched every day by the curious, by their young ones, but in a way, I quite like it. Tweet
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