The Enemy of Disease (II) – by Lewis Wollington

Catch up on Part One here

What’s Happened So Far:
In the New Bristol colony, Lana and the remaining rebels start out on their attack of the ‘government’. Meanwhile, escaping from the emergency cargo just in time, Lewis and Emily are forced to find an alternative entrance into the citadel. After following tunnels for a while, they finally stumble upon an unguarded entrance. Infiltrating the citadel, they come across even more unfriendly androids and come under serious fire. Sneaking out through the suspended animation chamber where Shannon is located, Lewis and Emily find James safe with the gentle Professor Kerswell – who found the cure for the disease two years ago.

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“So if you’ve found the cure, why are you allowing the human race to die out, become extinct?” Emily asked.
“Because I only had enough portaberum oil to cure five people of the disease,” the professor replied.
“But surely you could just go out and get some more from where you got the first load?” James joined in.
“Of course that’s what we did! But there were complications,” the professor stressed. “We only had two people left in the whole world that could fly the space vessels. All the others had contracted the disease. Unfortunately, at least one of the two drivers must have caught the disease before they’d left, as when they were coming back with barrels full of life-saving oil, they crashed the vessel onto the surface of the devastated wastelands above us.”
“And that’s why your masters have been sending you healthy rebels from the colonies?” Lewis asked gently. “To go out and retrieve the portaberum oil?”
“Exactly,” the professor replied.
James had questions whizzing around his brain that he feared asking would only result in more dark home truths. “So how come none of them returned?”
“Up there,” the professor pointed, “is so polluted and toxic that it would kill any man the second he emerged from underground.”
“So why do you send them up?!” Emily exclaimed, horrified.
“No, no, no, that’s not what kills them. Obviously anyone I send up to the surface is wearing specialist clothing, they look rather like astronauts actually, it’s almost endearing. No, no, it’s not the surface that kills them…” The professor gulped. “It’s what lives on the surface that does.”
“Lives?!” Lewis questioned. “How many more are there so completely against the idea of humanity’s survival?”
“Mutants,” the professor revealed with a dark and dulcet tone to his voice. “Once humans, those who were left behind have been modified by the toxic Earth so much that they don’t even resemble human beings anymore. Ugly, unintelligent, unknowing cannibals – the mutants are so hungry they’ll devour you the instant they know you’re there. Makes it rather difficult to retrieve portaberum oil a mile away don’t you think?”
“But it’s worth a try, isn’t it?” Emily stated bravely.
“What is, what’s worth a try?” Lewis responded, quickly and confused.
“Me, going up to the surface.”
“But you can’t, you’ll die!” James proclaimed.
“I’d rather die trying than sat around in these filthy tunnels, waiting for the magic fairies to come along, and make everything better!” She shouted, struggling to hold back the tears.
“I’m coming with you,” Lewis whispered.
“What?” James exclaimed, “but you don’t even live here, you haven’t been alive for nearly 200,000 years!”
“You said it yourself, James. We’re not leaving without Shannon, and the only way to leave with Shannon, is to get the cure. And as the professor’s just explained, the only way to get the cure, is to get that oil. I’m going with Emily.” he explained back, passionate about every word.
“Are you sure you want do this?” Emily asked, scared and unpatronising, looking him straight in the eye.
Lewis just smirked. “Let’s go meet some mutants.”

The Enemy of Disease Music:

Lewis, James, and Lana tell the story of Earth


Lewis gives Emily the Time Crystal


Next Time
:
The Sun Dancers: 3 of 13. Furious at Lewis for making decisions by himself all the time, Lana leads James and Shannon out on their own investigation. However things aren’t all as they seem as the team end up on a spaceship containing the ashes of an ancient Sun God. As the situation continues to spiral out of control, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

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Colony of the Future (I) – by Lewis Wollington

Episode 1 - Colony of the Future (James, Lewis, Shannon, Lana)

What’s Happened So Far:
For their first trip into the future, Lewis, James, Lana, and Shannon have decided to visit Earth in the year 200,000. However, they are disorientated to find themselves in pitch black darkness…

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Extract:
“Are you sure we’re in the right year? We’re not in, like, 200,000BC before light was invented are we?” Lana asked, blinded by the sheer darkness that engulfed her surroundings.
“I thought the future would be bright lights and spaceships and aliens living amongst humans,” Shannon remarked, dreamily.
“Yeah yeah I’m sure there will be, it’s probably, like, night time and… they’re trying to conserve energy or something,” Lewis hoped.
“Then where are the stars?” James joined in bluntly.
“Okay, maybe we’re in a tunnel. I don’t know, I’ve never been to the future before, how am I supposed to know where we are? Anyway, where’s your sense of adventure, guys?”
“We’re in a tunnel alright, one that goes on forever by the seems of it!” Lana said, “And for the record, my sense of adventure disintegrated about ten minutes ago when I realised that the light at the end of this tunnel is quite a way away. In fact there’s still no sign of it now!”
“James, don’t you have a flashlight on your phone?” Shannon asked.
“Yeah, but I haven’t got any signal have I?”
“You don’t need signal to use a flashlight you idiot,” Lana poignantly stated.
“Oh yeah,” he whispered, embarrassed, and pulling the phone out of his pocket. As the light raced down the corridor of eternity, anticipation turned to disappointment, with a side order of creepily frightened. What lay both in front and behind was a network of tunnels, rusting away as thick soot rested its weary head on metal beams.
“The year 200,000 and this is what the human race has come to?” Shannon muttered, quite upset at what she was seeing. “Nothingness.”
“But there’s got to be some people around here somewhere, surely?” Lana said, as if saying that would make the human race magically appear in front of her.
“Ummm, guys,” Lewis stuttered. The three of them turned around in horror.
“Posh. Scum,” a voice from behind Lewis spat. None of them dared to move as a knife edge danced ever-so-slightly on the stood up hairs of Lewis’ neck. It was a girl holding it, a girl in a soldiers outfit, who spoke with such vengeance in her voice. A girl who had lived the worst life ever lived, yet carried on fighting to win freedom for the future. A girl who was out for revenge, and would stop at nothing to get it. For this wasn’t just any old girl, this was Emily Coleman – history in the making.

Colony of the Future Music:

Music for Cliffhanger


Cliffhanger:

As Lana prepares the rebels for one last battle; Lewis, Emily, and James, hide from the Androids amongst cargo. However, the Androids know they are there as their masters have been watching on hidden cameras. As the masters speak through the Androids, they capture James amongst the cargo. Before he is injected unconscious, James proclaims he is the only one there. The masters announce that seen as he is the only one, it’s perfectly acceptable to blow up the cargo. Lewis and Emily’s eyes widen in horror as they find out the cargo contains thousands of explosives. Meanwhile, James wakes up inside the citadel in a vast chamber of pods containing the last of the human race. There in front of him, a diseased Shannon has been frozen in suspended animation…

Next Time:
The Enemy of Disease: Part 2 of 2. As Shannon fights for her life, Lewis and Emily must fight for theirs as they are trapped on their way to the citadel. Meanwhile, Lana and James must work together without any form of communication to infiltrate the enemy base. Can they defeat the Androids and their masters before the human race is wiped out forever?

Series 2: All Titles Revealed

Join Lewis, Shannon, James, and Lana for 13 exciting new adventures as they battle monsters, villains, and their own inner demons…

Stay tuned for the Series 2 Episode Guide coming up over the next few weeks, but for now, I leave you with the episode titles for every episode of Series 2.

1. Colony of the Future
2. The Enemy of Disease
3. The Sun Dancers
4. The Normal People
5. The Blood of Stones
6. Parisian Nights
7. The Empress Armageddon
8. Night of the Worms
9. Tribal
10. The Frozen Planet
11. The Doppelgänger Effect
12. Invasion
13. The End of the Line

Extracts for Series 2 of the Paradox begin Saturday 27th December at 7pm

The Paradox Series 2 Update

Due to the planning of the series coming along faster than expected, the Series 2 extracts will begin 7pm on the 27th December 2014. Series regulars Lewis, Shannon, James, and Lana will all be returning for 13 exciting new adventures that’ll take you on a total rollercoaster ride of emotions. More details to follow very soon so watch this space…

(Behind the Scenes) ... and a selfie from the other! Lewis, Shannon and James, Episode 12

Series 2 Teasers

Every episode of Series 2 of The Paradox summed up in one teasing word…

2.01 Dark
2.02 Adventure
2.03 Shocking
2.04 Scary
2.05 Devastating
2.06 Fun
2.07 Japanese
2.08 Futuristic
2.09 Paradise
2.10 Chilling
2.11 Creepy
2.12 Mysterious
2.13 Explosive
2.C Aftermath

The Paradox, Series 2 extracts start Saturday 4th April 2015