Alternate Ending to the Defenders…

Original ending:

Taylor stopped listening and glanced back at the location of the Tube. Mary was undersurface there. He hated to leave her, even though he couldn’t see her again until the Tube was unsealed. But then he shrugged and followed the others.

If this tiny amalgam of former enemies was a good example, it wouldn’t be too long before he and Mary and the rest of humanity would be living on the surface like rational human beings instead of blindly hating moles.

“It has taken thousands of generations to achieve,” the A-class leady concluded. “Hundreds of centuries of bloodshed and destruction. But each war was a step toward uniting mankind. And now the end is in sight: a world without war. But even that is only the beginning of a new stage of history.”

“The conquest of space,” breathed Colonel Borodoy.

“The meaning of life,” Moss added.

“Eliminating hunger and poverty,” said Taylor.

The leady opened the door of the ship. “All that and more. How much more? We cannot foresee it any more than the first men who formed a tribe could foresee this day. But it will be unimaginably great.”

The door closed and the ship took off toward their new home.

 

Alternate ending:

Taylor stopped listening and glanced back at the location of the Tube. Mary was undersurface there. He hated to leave her, even though he couldn’t see her again until the Tube was unsealed. But then he shrugged and followed the others.

If this tiny amalgam of former enemies was a good example, it wouldn’t be too long before he and Mary and the rest of humanity would be living on the surface like rational human beings instead of blindly hating moles.

“It has taken thousands of generations to achieve,” the A-class leady concluded. “Hundreds of centuries of bloodshed and destruction. But each war was a step toward uniting mankind. And now the end is in sight: a world without war. But even that is only the beginning of a new stage of history.”

“The conquest of space,” breathed Colonel Borodoy.

“The meaning of life,” Moss added.

“Eliminating hunger and poverty,” said Taylor.

The leady opened the door of the ship. “All that and more. How much more? We cannot foresee it any more than the first men who formed a tribe could foresee this day. But it will be unimaginably great.”

The door closed and the ship took off.

However, Franks secretly did not approve of the way that the leadys were trying to force the humans to do what they felt was best for the human race.

“How could these pieces of scrap metal possibly know what is best for mankind?” Franks thought to himself.

Taylor noticed Franks troubling look on his face and began to pay close attention to himĀ  as the ship took flight.

“Is everything alright?” Taylor whispered to Franks. “No, but it will be.” Franks whispered under his breath.

Suddenly Franks pushed Taylor out of the way and began to sprint towards the front of the ship. He stole Taylor’s gun and immediately opened fire at the leadys and the Soviet soldiers.

“I will not be told how to live my life! My will be the last of the human race, not the will of some stupid leadys!” exclaimed Franks as he attempted to take control over the ship.

As soon as Franks touched the control panel to the ship, he was shot immediately in the center of his torso. When everyone turned to see who pulled the trigger. It was a leady.

“Maybe mankind is not as close as we thought to reaching peace on Earth,” emotionlessly stated the leady.

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