moon Marten van de Sanden

And yet another unfinished story, this one is apparently a bit inspired by The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, although I'm not sure anymore, it also has a Q from Star Trek like concepts..

Someone has commented that the language structure is a bit bad in this one. This is intentional, it is meant to convey the character of the "story teller". Hey, how am I supposed to learn without experimenting a bit?

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Interesting species really, humans. If you think about it. They started to exist – what - a few million years ago? I'm not sure exactly when. Never really cared about there beginning. I was more interested in when they ended. That was my job you know. Or will be my job. To be precise, it is my job through most of time. I've been around you know. I mean, in the time traveling sense of ways of course.

Anyway, I was saying. Interesting species, really interesting. The further into the future you come, the more interesting they become.

About that question I was referring to just yet. No, no, not the one about, when they began; I mean about, when they would end. Cease to exist, you know, die out, when their Armageddon would happen; end!

The answer to that very interesting question is, never! Never, not ever. They will exists for ever. I was rather surprised when I came to that conclusion. I wouldn't even believe it for a long while. I mean, it is absurd to me even now. How can a species exist forever?

It has never happened before. Of course it hasn't, 100 million years ago, there wasn't any species in this universe to be found. Not even microbes of some kind. The previous dominant species made sure of that when they started throwing quantum-inversion bombs amongst themselves.

We are not sure why they started doing that, but the most recent theory is that they just got bored of existence.

Anyway they eventually created a gigantic black hole that eventually sucked all universal matter into it, which is – as any student of physics can tell you - exactly the amount of matter needed to fuse a few sub-, sub-, subatomic particles and causes a huge matter-antimatter explosion. Which eventually in a few billion years creates a new universe full of planets and suns and black holes and such. And usually, in about 60 million years, some kind of sentient species start to evolve. They go through the whole phase, from stone age to space age, usually with the occasional fall back to some earlier era. Eventually populating a galaxy and in the end if they exist long enough, even the entire universe. And then for some reason or another they tent to start dieing out again.

Because well, they populated the entire universe, they can't go any further than that, can they?

That's exactly what I used to think. There is nothing more than the universe. And of course the whole multiple universe thing. But that, I have discovered, to my enormous astonishment is not true.

© Mart van de Sanden

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