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Alienation Pt. 1 (tf)The suns beams beat down on the landscape, bright and warm and lively, reflecting off the ponds and pools scattered around the rings. I scowled and covered my eyes with a sunbrowned hand, silently wishing I had brought sun glasses to ward off the light. But no, I had been cocky, confidant, eager to explore the new world while the old folks did their hard work in the colony. An entire new planet, and they stayed within those cast metallic walls, worrying about the food and biodiversity and all sorts of scientific jargon.
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There were kids at least, cute little ones who dashed through the halls and streets, and then a few younger teenagers, but they were a dull bunch. Still yearning for their old homes, sticking together in a gang with my little sister, Ellie, the memory made me cluck in annoyance. Where was their curiosity? Their sense of adventure? They seemed to believe that simply seeing maps and globes of Promise was enough to know what the planet was like. They’d be lost if the