Travelling throughout space is Gateshead: a state-of-the-art space station. Home to thousands, provider of jobs—hope to those who are lost and haven’t found their way. Head of Gateshead is simply just known as the CEO. Revered and loved by all. His word was law. He does everything for his workers. Every choice, every decision.
Their business is planet building. To populate the galaxies and universes. To create homes for those who need it. To create even more jobs for those who needed it. To…clean up old planets that weren’t needed any more. To keep space as pristine as it should. And all for the highest buyer! All as it should be according to the CEO.
The CEO had worked tireless for years. Many didn’t even know how long it had been. He was getting on in years. He needed to pick a successor. It was all decided. Understood. Accepted by all. And then, when the time came, the CEO did not pick who was accepted by all. He picked his son. A rift then formed among those in the station. One side believing in the absolute word of the CEO, and those who didn’t. A violent battle for the station took place. It seemed there were more that were tired of the CEO and his “law”. A lot more. Most of them were nobodies, at least, according to those who were somebodies. They wanted new management. But they underestimated the CEO. The old man who sat behind the desk. He had a lot more power than they thought. And so did his supporters.
The battle raged for three days and reigned havoc on Gateshead. But in the end the rag-tag team were no match for the somebodies of the station. The CEO knew that he couldn’t kill them…no, he couldn’t get his hands dirty like that. But it also wasn’t enough. He had to do something even worse. He had to erase them.
There was a planet that had been made years before. A mistake. But the CEO didn’t make mistakes. And yet there he was, parked above. He took each of the betrayers and shoved them into their state-of-the-art suits and…threw them out.
Down, down, down they fell to the mistake below. Uneven ground. Fire. A burning sea. Nothing of value. Nothing to survive. And here they remain trying to decide what to do: to try and take back Gateshead or try something else instead.
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