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By Lisa Mears

Published by Lisa Mears at Smashwords

Copyright Lisa Mears

Smashwords Edition

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Finally, the time is near. I can’t believe we’re actually going to do this. I cannot begin to explain the feelings I have about our forth-coming adventure. All is in readiness for our departure. I wish we could leave immediately; waiting has never been something I suffer gladly. But before I get too carried away, perhaps I should tell a little of how it all began; after all, I am to be the Chronicler for my world; of this, our greatest adventure, so it only seems right to start at the beginning.

We are a species who inhabit the cold, dark reaches of space; although we are known by many different names throughout the universe – some have even called us gods -- we call ourselves Uthians. Once, Uthians populated the universe but now only nine of us remain. We believed we were immortal and free to do as we pleased, but this proved not to be true. We cannot reproduce and it took a long time before we realised our destruction was caused by the taking of a life. ‘One for One’ we call it; when an Uthian takes a life, any sentient life, their own is forfeit and they cease to exist.

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