Elton Finlay
Commander, Olympus

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ELTON 1 EDWARD
ELTON 1 RANDALL

(Unredacted)

 

Welcome to Ethelonia!

 

My name is Elton Finlay, Commander of Vessel, Olympia. My ship was the very first ever to land on the red planet, ready for habitat, and my steps were those, the very first of billions, to set out onto once inhabitable terrain.

 

For 27 years I would reluctantly lead as Administrator, the Ads of all Ethelonia.

 

Only a few years later, came the establishment of Elonia, the largest and now the Capital City. And I would become its Ads, as my love, would commence her role as Ads, of all Ethelonians.

 

Kudos is at my disposal, but mine belongs to My partner, Eloise Revelon, the true hero of this tale, and rightful Ads of all Ethelonians.

 

She was to disappear on a routine mission to Alba Mons, only seconds after saving my life. Exactly 60.00 of them precisely, my plugs would later confirm.

Returning 27 Earth years to the day, Millisecond exact, Eloise stood in front of me again.

 

She held an odd-shaped circular hollow tube, like a lab test tube that had been distorted.

 

Those hands, I had missed their touch for too long. Eloise stepped closer and finally, she would reach out to me again, the day had come!

 

Eloise cleared her throat; she'd do this only when telling me something extremely important.

Not even a Hello. - Always direct, too direct sometimes.

 

I was to shut my trap and listen. That was what she meant, this, you never forget after your first encounter with your Ads, not the Eloise off duty, my partner - and you'll soon get to know this amazing being, I call, my E!.

 

The transparent tube started moving in her palm. Eloise's voice was music to my human ears. Oh, but how it is such a symphony, now. Listening and hearing are, or was, a human's less attributable quality at differentiating facts.

 

But that will be a future entry I will share, in quieter times. Woof! is all I will say, for now, Woof The Symphony.

 

The tube was circling her wrist, its transparency was gone. and E started to speak. With each of her words, the tube moved or pulsed.

 

It had now formed itself into a perfect bracelet on her wrist. The pulse seemed to be reacting to her words. I would soon learn that this artifact, reacted to sound, Eloise's vibrations.

 

Humans couldn't hear it, but Ethelonians do.

 

As Eloise continued, her pitch and tonality would affect the way this thing moved. Growing and rising, edging itself up her arm, in unison with her sounds.

 

As E stopped talking, I wasn't sure to be more in awe of what she had just told me, or seriously just totally freak about what I just witnessed.

 

E, she, as usual, was so nonchalant. This once glass-like test tube, now almost finished its way up, curling around her neck.

Pulsations, like it, breathed, its light dimmed as the last words were spoken by Eloise. It was slowing its movement, nestling over her shoulders.

 

This artifact would end its journey from E's palm, transformed into a necklace, draped perfectly around the neck of my love.

  

This 'Necklace' was now back to a transparent tube, this time perfectly rounded, enveloping her nape.

 

It looked to exhale for the last time, in unison with Eloise doing the same, with the final word of her 27-year tale, it settled around her neck. She hadn't reacted to any of it.

 

I'd later check my plugs to confirm, the necklace had circled itself and worked all the way around E's neck. Turning a solid colour once complete, it resembled gold to look at, just a very large and solid gold necklace really, it just had a little bit redder of a hue.

 

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