A PF SciFi story! One sentence at a time...

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RULES
  1. Each post must add on to the previous post to continue the story.
  2. It must be one sentence long (no long wandering sentences).
  3. Contributions must be reasonable (no hijacks, trolling or humor designed to ruin story)
  4. Wait to contribute again after 1 other reply
  5. PG rated
  6. No commentary

I have set the first scene:
The Reaper Empire's battleship has entered the atmosphere of Arcathia ready to strike. Meanwhile Johnathan Swift while exploring a cave outside his family's ranch is startled by the sudden glow of his right hand...
 
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and he spies a glowing hand-print on the cave wall to his left. A decision must be made to touch or not to touch that is the question.
 
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Johnathan feels the rumble of the battleship nearing as he decides to touch the cave art with his glowing hand.
 
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His hand was inches away from the wall when the whine of a plasma pistol charging up made him freeze.
 
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He slowly turned towards the sound.
 
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"Running to hide whilst the rest of us fight John?" Growled a man just out of Johnathan's vision. "Always knew you were a coward"
 
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The man was Cato Swift, Johnathan's older brother who had been distant since their mother's suspicious passing.
 
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"No, I'm not running anywhere, Cato" Johnathan said, "just trying to figure out what is..."
 
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''By the seven moons of Arcathia,'' screamed Cato,''you are one of them!''
 
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Johnathan didn't know if what happened next was an accident or not, but as Cato jumped back the plasgun fired. At the last moment he rose his still glowing hand to shield his face.
 
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"I am not one of them" Johnathan screamed. "I don't know why my hand glows like the Reapers, but something in the cave drawing may tell us. Help me brother!"
 
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"What are you talking about?" Cato screamed, "what cave drawing?"
 
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Johnathan placed his hand on the cave wall and it lit up the drawings showing what appeared to be...
 
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Cato's gazed with widening eyes at the cave wall as the drawing became more fine with detail each passing moment. His trembling open lips finally moved to speak "Brother, the mythical map to the ancient Lords of Ana'rath, our Blessed Ancestors!"
 
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In the Reaper battleship, Hrak growls and points at the targeting scanner. "There!!"
 
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Hrak, the head Reaper commando steps into the transport shuttle and thinks "One more. Just one more and the mission to rule the universe is complete."
 
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Zoltar, who knew Hrak since the beginning of the war, recognized the proud and hopeful smile on Hrak's face and whispered "its not that simple my naive friend. We've killed millions, lost millions, but what we've seen is like a breeze compared to the storm ahead."
 
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"The storm doesn't need to happen if we can kill that last chosen one" said Hrak as the the transport shuttle closed shut.
 
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Meanwhile, in the cave, Johnathan and Cato were trying hard to decipher the drawing...
 
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Meanwhile, in the cave, Johnathan and Cato were trying hard to decipher the drawing...
It shows descriptions of three tunnels that lay before them. Unfortunately the descriptions have been worn away from erosion. They must choose which path to take. Left, middle or right. The rumble of a nearby transport shuttle is felt.
 
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"We're running out of time" Cato said, "it must be the right path..."
 
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From the entrance to the cave, "No time to waste Commander Cato, "They have ascended upon Arcathia. We must go and defeat the oppressors."
Cato pulled something from his satchel. "From your mother, to guide you and keep you. We will meet again."
As Jonathon watched Cato depart, clasping the object in his hand, he whispered, "She lives!"
 

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