by TS Caladan
[Author’s note: The film ‘Prometheus: Covenant’ or Prometheus 2 will be another bastardization, completely different than originally planned. There will be ‘xenomorph’ aliens, ‘black goo’ and why no cool Engineers, those big/bald guy gods that made us? Hey, Ridley! It was supposed to be a big sequel about Shaw and robo-head David at Engineers’ home world. We were supposed to get ANSWERS! Instead, we’ll receive only the first of three violent, war-filled movies with a crack military-squad that only wants to kill, kill, kill…like we’re supposed to swallow this gory shit instead of a good story? What a betrayal! I really wanted a great sequel. So I wrote one…].
What was the real reason the Engineer wanted to kill Shaw? Why did the large Xenomorph ‘Alien’ kill or impregnate the Engineer, the real reason? What was the creature birthed from the Engineer, the actual significance to what will be later called Deacon? Why did the Engineers want to commit genocide on Earthlings with the Xenomorphs? Did the Creators of humans change their minds? What was the true situation on the home world of the Engineers?
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in spacesuit and after her incredible ordeal on LV-223, screamed to God that she was sorry. And also to Charlie. She laid in a prone position. She cried a desperate and hopeless cry of exhaustion, but somewhere in her mind she understood all was not lost.
She received a transmission from David or the severed head of the Company android. She was told there were more ships that could be piloted. Dr. Shaw was convinced: they’d work together and escape.
When she first entered the part of the ship where David’s head was, she asked, “Where’s my cross?”
David replied, “There. In my utility pouch.”
Elizabeth retrieved her special symbol of God, love, hope and trust. She removed the helmet she did not need and placed the necklace and cross around her neck.
“Even after all you’ve been through, you still believe, don’t you?”
“You have no idea what afraid is, David.” Shaw corrected the robot: Earth wasn’t their destination; they’d use the maps of the Engineers and travel to their solar system.
“May I ask you what you hope to accomplish by going there?”
She responded, “They created us, then they tried to kill us. They changed their minds. I deserve to know why.”
The head said, “The answer is irrelevant. Doesn’t matter why they changed their minds.”
“Yes it does,” she smiled with assurance.
“I don’t understand.”
“Well…I guess that’s because I’m a human being and you’re a robot.” She gently placed David’s head in her bag with zipper. “I’m sorry.”
“That’s quite all right.”
“This is the final report of the vessel Prometheus. The ship and entire crew are gone. If you are receiving this transmission, make no attempt to come to its point of origin. There’s only death here now. I’m leaving it behind.”
Two months had passed and a lot was different…
The duo had their choice of a few Weyland Corporation ‘Blazers,’ they were nicknamed. Blazers were small-sized stellar transports, fully stocked with rations and weapons. A sturdy model was in perfect shape and avoided damage by the crashed Prometheus. Onboard, water was made and purified. A hydroponics system was built and could sustain Elizabeth indefinitely.
David’s matrix (artificial consciousness) had a new synthetic body exactly like the old synthetic body.
Dr. Shaw surgically attached David’s head and matrix to another android, an identical body designated: ‘Joshua.’ Joshua was found on the craft in stasis and later activated with head gone.
When fully operational, David supplied the finished touches to his overall appearance. He was renewed. Instead of his fair hair, the robot gave himself white hair.
Shaw had been focused, ultra-determined to find her answers. She believed. More than her faith, she believed she was lucky in the extreme. She was fortunate to be alive and where she was: lucky to have a trusted, synthetic companion and on a likely course to the Creators of the human race. She held onto her faith and often firmly held onto her family cross and prayed.
After two months of ‘star-mapping’ the heavens on Shaw’s fateful quest…
BIG NEWS. The Blazer’s computer confirmed the origin point of the Engineers! The journey would not be a futile task that took an eternity: Shaw’s fear. Only 66 days had passed. Her and David’s goal was in sight. Star charts pointed the Blazer to an Orange Giant system the Weyland computer displayed as star ‘GO-1316.’ The ninth planet in a system of 23 was the one targeted as ‘sector 0.’ Engineer bio-signatures as well as natural elements of their ships were shown to exist on “GO-9.” The 100% confirmation was…
David’s skill with the computer enhanced or magnified ion trails through space. There was no doubt. The main computer screen illustrated that many titanic vessels had left GO-9 in the past and one particular Engineer ship was traced directly back to LV-223.
What would the pair discover when they landed?
Shaw had rehearsed what an encounter with an Engineer might be. She didn’t care of the consequences. [David was another story]. She knew. Somehow she knew she could communicate with one of the tall, bald Creators if she ever had the chance.
It suddenly hit the good Doctor, right at this moment as they plunged lower and descended into the cloudy, thick atmosphere of GO-1316-9, she realized the real and only important question was: WHY? Why would the gods hurl lightning bolts down from Mt. Olympus at us mortals? Why would the Father want to murder his children? Shaw knew, by her presence alone on the planet of gods, she’d convey the question and it would be understood ~
David sat at the Blazer’s controls and piloted the ship closer and closer to planet #9.
Shaw sat at ‘auxiliary control’ where she computed and synthesized all the data from the ship’s monitors. There was only one place on the planet with life. The particular characteristics of the lifeforms matched the signature of the Engineers.
“Geo-coordinates are .446, by…ha, by another .446. Don’t you think that’s odd, David?”
“Indeed. It is not urban or a metro-center I sense, Elizabeth. Possibly underground.”
“Now, how would you sense that, dear? The sensor screens are over here at my console.”
David and Elizabeth had grown extremely close over the last two months and few days. They had slept together, not in a sexual way. David was like a pillow or a surrogate man on the order of her brother. She was alone and needed comfort. They held onto each other. It was their conversations she cherished most.
The android calculated the physical experience with her as one more question mark in the study of not only what humans were, but what he was also. Specifically, what he had become.
David smiled. One side of his circuits really enjoyed her company. She was as much a wondrous mystery to him as he was to her. “I have a feeling in my bones.”
Liz laughed. “Thank you.”
Their eyes met.
“For what?” David, with a ‘Joshua’ body, asked sincerely.
She touched her cross with her fingers and replied, “For, for…easing my tensions. Down there. Whatever I’m going to face…”
“Whatever, we’ll face, my dear.” He guided the craft miles above the proper coordinates. “You’re not alone, Liz.”
She laughed again, out of surprise and excitement. “Liz? You know, you’re using more contractions? Means something, David. Ha.”
David calmly informed her, “We’re here.”
The robot turned back to his controls and plotted a course to the right point on the surface, if she asked (not ordered) him to do so. When he turned back to where he expected she sat…
Dr. Elizabeth Shaw was gone! She had completely vanished.
The good Doctor was in a deep, underground amphitheater built for giants. She was brought to the Home of the Gods. Or a fantastic, spherical pocket of space that could have held ten Roman Coliseums! Thousands of giant, robed gods: the Creator-Engineers sat in the amazing, smooth, light-grey, hollowed area and looked on from every direction. They looked at her.
Shaw was alone on a circular stage. She felt the powerful stares from thousands of eyes…
For a moment, she flashed to her fears; she was within a magnificently massive, underground courtroom. She was guilty for some unknown Mortal Sin thrust upon her shoulders. She was judged by a Supreme Council of Judges. But before she’d receive what she was sure was a Death Sentence…
The Doctor clenched her small fist and used all of her might to transmit a telepathic thought to the grand council of giant gods. Her other hand rested on a pistol that hung on her belt she knew was a mistake. (David insisted she carried). Before she communicated to the masses the question; “Why destroy many billions of Earthlings, millions that worship the Creator God?”
…Shaw was interrupted by a special proto-Xenomorph about her size, a little smaller. The bluish, long-headed, eyeless creature was not bio-mechanical, he was smooth-skinned and some ribs showed. He had a big tongue. He simply appeared out of thin air ~
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