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The Beginning :)

From above the unknown planet looked rather homely and friendly. The first scanning of the atmosphere made with an on-board computer showed that it was breathable.

The shuttle landed on the coast of a sea, or maybe a large lake, or maybe even an ocean; a sandy beach was stretching to the right and to the left of the shuttle. Running upwards and away from the water, it changed into green hills and forests fenced by distant mountains. It was a cloudy day, and it was probably rather warm up there, in the hills, but here on the coast a chilly wind was constantly blowing from the sea, bringing in a mixture of smells, mostly pleasant ones. Large birds - probably some sort of local gulls - were flying low over the water, crying shrilly. All in all, it looked not too unlike Earth.

The sun broke through the clouds, and in its rays several other shuttles could be seen landing on the beach or going through the atmosphere to the surface of the planet.

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arandilme
May. 6th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
- Oh, look, we're not alone in this place, - Stella said to Allan, pointing out to a shuttle and a lonely slim figure near it not far from the hill they'd just climbed.
sulwen_earel
May. 6th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
The woman adjusted the backpack and walked down to meet them
raimetyaro
May. 6th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
- Right*, - Allan didn't mention that his eyes could offer him only a vague shadow of somebody standing by the shuttle. - He waved vigorously at the direction Stella pointed.

it really sounded more like [roit] :)
sulwen_earel
May. 6th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
- Morning! - she said in a husky voice, approaching. - It seems like a tolerable place, isn't it?

Edited at 2011-05-06 09:35 pm (UTC)
raimetyaro
May. 6th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
- Aye, a piRfect wee pahtch o' groend, tho' a bi' desirted, if you ask mey, - Allan didn't give Stella any chance to reply first. - I'm called McBayne, Allan McBayne, and the lidy's nime is Stella MooRs, if I got it roit, - he looked sideways at his companion.
arandilme
May. 6th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
- It's Myers, - she said with a pleasant smile at the woman and an even more pleasant smile at Allan. - Stella Myers.
sulwen_earel
May. 6th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
- Oh-la-la, your English is even more funny than mine, - she affirmed respectfully, - I am Isabelle Épine.
She turned to Stella, smiled and added:
- But you may call me just Bel.

Edited at 2011-05-06 09:59 pm (UTC)
arandilme
May. 6th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
- Nice to meet you, Bel, - Stella said. - And you're from France, aren't you?
sulwen_earel
May. 7th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
- Yes, I am from France. And you both are Britains, I suppose? I know a girl just like you, her family lived for centuries in a Whatever-shire. She was a stewardess, lucky sweetie. Evacuated the next day after the catastrophe.
arandilme
May. 7th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
- Yes, I'm from London, and Allan's from Scotland, - Stella replied. Looking around, she saw one more shuttle not far away and a man coming out of it.

- Our community seems to be growing quite rapidly, - she observed.
sulwen_earel
May. 7th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
- Great, - Bel nodded, - I think, he'll see us from there. You know what, I don't think I'm ready to eat local plants without an examination, but I am rather hungry. What if I bring quickly some tins from my shuttle? So that the others can find us following the smell of the food, - she smiled, - we'll make a picknick here, sort of celebrating that we could survive.
She waved hoping that the newcomer can see them.

Edited at 2011-05-07 04:18 pm (UTC)
arandilme
May. 7th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
- Good idea, - Stella said. - We could also make a small campfire. It's probably early evening now, and the temperature may drop as the night is approaching.

She pointed to a small grove to the right of Bel's shuttle.

- I'm going to collect some brushwood. Allan, would you care to join me while Bel is taking her tins out?

Edited at 2011-05-07 06:24 pm (UTC)

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