GOOD BYE TO BLACK MESA
As the destruction of Black Mesa poured oil on troubled water, the world went on its course again. With the early publication of Alan’s book, describing his experiences of May 5, 2000 he attracted the attention of new mysterious employers.
Elsewhere, Elisabeth Green was killed by alien creatures, when she was outside the safe city limit. Throughout she was foraging for answers, because she didn’t know about her husband’s new assignment.
Four years later, mankind lived simple within the cities and horrible chaos ruled afar.
The tragedy of New Mexico never went over the people. The disposition was frightening and demanding and everybody knew that the state of the world beyond the barbed wire was just the beginning. But life went on and Xen’s residents left their ruined world to gain asylum on earth. The continuous portal storms proceeded and the whole flora and fauna of Xen were teleported to us. Nobody really knew about it, but perhaps someone suspected, that portals were adjusted in a strategy: they were getting bigger and more stable and all the more there were appearances of mighty battleships from the other side. Some people prepared for an important historic changing and at the same time, other ones tried to avoid the worse.
No end of world by natural disasters was caused by this planet constellation, but it was the advance guard of an alien force to launch the destruction and enslavement on earth and it created most favourable terms for the first attack of the Combine regime: world’s collision of Earth and Xen.
TIMEFRAME OF WAR
7th June 2004, at 11:10pm
Jack left the room, without saying anything. As for him, Alan and Bryan knew about what would come next. „If our theory will be proved correct, we will be dead shortly “, Bryan said sarcastically. Alan walked to and fro, looked at Bryan tacitly from the corner of his eye and was dispersing his bottom lip. Then he folded his arms behind his back, leaned against the wall and gazed to the ceiling, disappointed.
„What else we were able to do, but warn the population? “. With hands in the pocket, Bryan was standing at the window and staring down to the green, lighted city. „There was no hope at all, this is our destiny. Even if someone would have believed our theories, there would not be an escape. “ By and by he was getting nervous and he walked over to the big table in the middle of the room. On the lordly, crimson table, there was a laptop and Bryan pressed a key to get information. „Look at this! “ He turned the Laptop towards Alan’s face and he knew what the countdown means when it’s finished. „7 minutes left. “ Alan was getting more anxiously as well. „Any incoming messages? “Bryan accessed the mail system. „Nothing. I think they won’t make it. “ Alan and Bryan were the last members of their organisation who delayed in the building. However, their employers kept hope alive by saying they would get them out, until the countdown would come to an end. An escape on foot, before the great attack, wouldn’t be possible at all. All the other employees around Bryan and Alan knew a lot about the minatory destiny, but there was no chance, to convince the people about that, - why anyway? The big cities were the only places to be safe in. Military contingent on city limits was enormous and at night they made curfew, but the population got anything to live and they did. So where to go? Furthermore the risky theory of an invasion was based on secret facts of the year 2000 and on partial acceptance of visions by Alan Green appeared in 2000. „Only 4 minutes left... I‘m sorry, Alan, but I cannot stay. I’ve got to get out of here. “Alan tried to keep him back. „Bryan, where do you want to go? Stay with me, they will come to rescue us, I’m sure of it. “ But Bryan knew that nobody would come. „Listen to me, there is an old air-raid shelter in the basement. We can still get there, if we do hurry! I don’t want to be killed. “ Bryan ran out by snatches. The heavy door fell to a close and Alan was alone. Silence. Suddenly the calm was interrupted by an electronic voice. „Incoming Message“. Alan ran hopefully towards the laptop and started the mail system. Disappointment, but filled with hope formed his face, when he read the lines: „Hey folks, get out of the city! All resources for a new aim - there is hope in the north.“
Countdown passed two minutes and Alan was sure: he would be alone for now…