The monitor occupied a whole wall of a small cockpit. They sit
comfortably reclined and watched the contours of the well known planet
wrapped with a bluish fog. The planet was covering almost half of
- You wanted to show me THIS? – Asked Eve pretty disappointed. –
Sightseeing of our dear planet… I've always hated those student
He slowly bent over and touched a button on the command desk. At
the same moment, all walls became black. Only the lights on the command
desk smoothly twinkled.
- The automatic pilot? Why did you turn it on?
He didn't answer. Instead, he pushed another button. A small
twinkling light accompanied the great number of others and the walls
started coming towards each other.
- Air pillows! – She shouted delightfully. With few impatient moves
she freed herself of bends and pushed herself off the chair. She
flying towards the right wall and dived into the soft blackness with great
He was still operating something at the command desk. Both chairs
and the command desk elegantly slipped underneath the screen.
- Have you ever made love on zero gravitation?
Eve wasn't sure she heard him correctly. She tried to turn over but
her try turned into a hazardous pirouette and she—after she bumped off
wall—continued flying towards him headfirst. He hugged her readily
started flying through the space together with her.
- Are you serious?
- Very serious, - he answered.
She laughed frivolously and hugged him. Very carefully, she searched
with her right hand for a little sensor on his back. When she finally
it, she skillfully wriggled out of his hug and continued flying in opposite
direction, laughing out loud.
They heard a 'click'. He continued his flight naked while the wrinkled
shell followed him at certain distance.
- You, little witch…
He turned over with a well-trained move, pushed himself off the wall
and unmistakably went toward her. Very soon, there was another shell
flying around, lightened up only by a spooky bluish light from the screen…
* * *
In just a tiny second, all walls changed to bright yellow.
- What happened? – Asked Eve fearfully.
- A sign for danger, first step… This has never happened before…
I'll go see what's going on.
He went towards the command desk hidden bellow the screen. The
Earth's bluishness became smothered by the intensive yellow light.
- I can't turn off the pilot… It can't be turned off in a case of
- But, what danger? – Asked Eve. – Where are we going?
- Sector CK-3… - He answered mechanically.
- CK-3? But there's a…
- Yes… A black hole…
- It cannot be! That's the forbidden sector!
- I don't know, - he said bluntly. – I can't do anything…
The screen soon became dark as the contour of the Earth gave up its
place to the spooky darkness of the Universe. A yellow cabin became
fulfilled with horror.
A small passenger ship unstoppably ran towards the unknown inky
opening. Clouds of stardust through which the ship went made its
look like an orange peel. When the ship became swallowed by the time
collapse, it just unperceivably shook and then disappeared.
* * *
The eons went by. Suddenly, as quietly as it disappeared, an egg-like
wreck appeared in the visible part of the Universe. There were words
'SE-3 destination EARTH' written on a big black screen; but, two asleep
passengers were not able to see them.
* * *
He was awaken by a strong bright light that played on his eyelids.
stretched his numb legs and opened his eyes. The interior black as
on one side and that intense brightness on the other scared him.
occupied only one thought: RUN AWAY. He tried to jump but his legs
not support him and he fell over the command desk. Strange screeching
noise that suddenly appeared followed by colorful twinkling gave him a
panic fright and recovered his strength. He climbed up on the top
swinging wreck with speed of a pursued beast.
Glimmering green of the surrounding gave him confidence. He
instinctively jumped and abandoned his naked body to waves. His limbs
trashed up and down without stopping. He heard a strong shattering
behind him but he didn't turn over. He saw his goal.
With last atoms of strength, he crawled onto the beach. A long slimy
creature zigzagged through the dense greenness above him. Yet, he
distracted by something else. Something that stood in front
of him and
that looked exactly like him. He saw the stretched arm that was offering
him a small red fruit. He took it and took a bite. He knew
it had to be like
For who knows what time, everything started from the beginning…
Translated by the author