“Please take them, they are trashing my ships!” Polt begged Admiral Ilom
“I have my own Humans here, I can’t handle more you deal with your own problems. Besides they liberated Remer why do you want to get rid of them?”
“Because they have a holiday every week or some kind of celebration and they keep changing the decorations, besides they eat EVERYTHING!!! Our own food supplies have dwindled and we have requested twice the normal food shipments but still they keep eating!!!”
“Well eat their food then, I’m sure they will share”
“Have you eaten their food?” Polt asked putting his winged arms on his hips, a stance he mimicked form the Humans.
“…I see your point, but the answer is still no, you’ll just have to find a way of dealing with them” Ilom cut the link and Polt started pulling out his feathers in frustration but was distracted by a knock on the door.
There was a male Human in a small white dress and wearing a large horse mask standing there.
“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me lots of sweets to eat!!” he said holding a bag.
Polt stared at him and the bag in confusion and the Human sighed.
“Just give me some food or I egg your door”
Polt was horrified having come a race that lays eggs he quickly ran inside and grabbed some fruit from his bowl and put it in the bag.
“Fruit? Seriously, dick move” he said moving on and Polt saw that the entire corridor had been redecorated with odd symbols and all the Humans were walking around in strange attire. Normally he would scold them for not wearing their uniform but then he saw Clerk coming his way…or he thought it was.
He was wearing a large yellow wig and a short dress that glittered and his chest had two cone shapes pointing out.
“No, I’m Madonna and I’m a virgin” he said with a straight face leaving Polt to just get back in his office and lock the door.
The planet Owep'nop was the capital of the Alliance and all their affairs, they were also technically the government of all the member races although they could not influence local matters of the different races. It was lead by a council that had one representative of each member race, the Human had no representative as they were the newest member and the others were still in two minds if they even wanted them there. The decision to allow them to act as soldiers was not a popular one but since their work on Remer some were seeing their potential.
Consul Jetya was an Elong and the elected leader of the Alliance was scrolling through the millions of reports he had to go through not really reading them, he often just handed them out among the council and let them do it while spent the day with his wife’s. His feathers had started to go black and fall out but his even though his body was ageing his mind had not started to go yet.
“Mr President!” his co Consul Kelp and also a Elong came ruining in clearly excited about something.
“If it’s another relief request add it to the list”
“No sir, Remer has been liberated”
Jetya shot him a look “What? That world was supposed to have been left to slow the Gal who ordered it be liberated?”
“Um….it was Admiral Polt’s fleet”
“Well , then the Benemar in his fleet are the be decorated for it, it’s not everyday we get a victory against the Gal”
“It wasn’t the Benemar sir”
“It was the Humans, Admiral Polt attacked the Gal upon the wishes of the Human soldiers under his command”
“Wait, the Humans asked to go into battle?”
“Yes and they won, the Benemar were on planet but had no significant impact on the battle” he said handing the Consul the pad.
Jetya read through it at the number so casualties.
“This can’t be right” Jetya said.
“I checked them, three times” Kelp replied showing he was dead serious.
“There were only a hundred thousands Human soldiers against millions of Gal and their casualty rate was less than 5%”
“And some of those were just injuries, they only suffered 2% fatal casualties”
Jetya stared at him “No, this can’t be right I refuse to believe this”
“Sir I can assure you, these reports are accurate and we are getting similar reports from the others fleets”
Jetya stared at him and did not blink as if his mind had simply shut down, it was a while before he spoke again.
“Get me all the information on Human anatomy you can find and anyone, not a Human who knows their inner workings to be here NOW!”
An hour later a Kelp returned with a Seran, a race of complete energy that existed as a sort of mist, their single solid part of their body was their huge eye that seemed to look in every direction at once.
“Consul this is…”
“My name is Aopdfjgokjfsdvnhklvsgnkuvnhaloikhjmgfuioafhpikshjsrlkjbnsjghwtre……but you can call me Tim”
“It’s what the Humans call me and I have come to like it”
“Okay….Tim tell me all you know about these Humans and their bodies, their strength and their weaknesses”
A holographic display appeared in the centre of the room of a Human male and female performing various actions and movements.
“They don’t look like much” Kelp said.
“Indeed, I have only met a Human a few times and the reports we have on their capabilities do not seem to show in their anatomy” Jetya said.
“You may think so but to underestimate them would be your downfall” Tim replied “Have you heard of Vewlop?”
“No” both replied.
“It is because they invaded the Humans homeworld some centuries ago, they were undergoing one of their migrations and believed the Human could not put up a fight, they were wrong and the Vewlop are now extinct”
“Is this why your race pushed us to make contact?”
“I cannot speak for the my kind as a whole”
“That’s not a no” Kep said.
“So go on tell me what these Humans are like”
“As you see their outer appearance shows no special features but they perfectly efficient, every part of their body has it’s purpose, they only need two arms and legs and eyes. Their sense of balance is second to none”
“It is what is inside where they are truly fascinating”
The holographic display showed the Humans organs and bones.
“They have twice the muscle mass than the Benemar who were considered the strongest physically in the Alliance, until now. They can heal any wound at an astonishing rate, their bones are thicker and their eyesight twice that of even your race”
Kelp and Jetya looked at one another.
“There is also their chemicals within their bodies, should a threat appear their blood vessels flood with this chemical call ‘adrenaline’ which gives them extra strength and stamina so much so they can go days without rest in battle. Their brain power works 43% faster than even my race, by the time many would have only just noticed a threat they have seen it, analysed it’s threat level and began taking action against it. Their own stomachs are filled with chemicals to break down food that we can’t even identify them, they keep melting our beakers”
“So what about their weaknesses?” Jetya asked.
Tim floated there and the others were terrified he was going to say they had none.
“Well, they do have some but not many, they are immune to nearly all of the viral infections that plague the other races and most known munitions would not guarantee a kill as they have been known to continue to fight even after loosing an arm or leg. A sure way to kill them is to destroy or decapitate the head”
“What is the breeding rate of these things” Kelp asked.
“Their females can fall pregnant once every nine of their months, sometimes they birth more than one at a time”
“How long is that in standard Alliance time?”
“0.52 of a cycle”
“No wonder there are so many of them, before we know it we are going to be overrun by these things!” Kelp shouted.
“We have to find a way to contain them, you said they don’t get along with the Benemar?” Jetya asked.
“That’s an understatement” Kelp replied.
“Contact the Benemar high Chiefs, I need to speak to them, I don;t want us to defeat the Gal only to replace them with something worse”
Back on Bento Prime, the drums of war were sounding as they began to muster their forces.