Asen and Connor sat at one of the many tables in the Mess Hall. Connor was tucking in to some porridge while Asen sat there, a plate of unfinished toast in front of him. Connor looked up, porridge dripping from his chin. "Asen, you've got to eat something,'he said. Asen looked up at him, a sick expression still on his face. "Connor, i'm not gonna rest easy or eat at all, unless you tell me What The Fuck are these things,'he replied. Connor winced at the swear. He returned to his porridge then dropped his spoon in it. "There goes my appetite for another few days,'he mumbled. Pushing the porridge away from him he looked Asen in the face. "We call them Xenomorphs,' he said. Asen nodded at him to continue. "Well, you see, we don't know where they came from, not exactly, but we do now that they are a bipedal species that capture and impreg...contaminate lifeforms with one of their-you know what, I don't have the stomach for this, I'll get you a file on them,' Connor said, his face turning grey. Asen stood up from the table. " Take me now,' Asen said. Connor nodded, his face still grey. He stood up and walked out of the Mess Hall with Asen following closely.                                                                  


Asen lay on the second bed in Connor's bedroom. It was a small place with a bookshelf, a Flat screen T.V and two beds. The File he was reading was on a small slim handheld touch pad. It's glow lit up his face in the dark.

 The Xenomorph. Under this it showed a picture of the Alien, bound in some sort of machine.

Also known as Internecivus raptus (Murderous Thief) or Linguafoeda acheronsis (Foul Tongue) is an endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that were created possibly thousands of years ago by Powerful Beings known as the Engineers. The Xenomorphs are not an intelligent civilization, but predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of life that could pose a threat. Like wasps or termites, Aliens are eusocial, with a single fertile Queen breeding a caste of warriors. The Aliens' biological life cycle, in which their offspring are violently implanted inside living hosts before erupting from their chests. Xenomorphs are eusocial life-forms with a defined caste system which is ruled over by a queen. Their life cycle comprises several distinct stages: they begin their lives as an egg, which hatches a parasitoid larval form known as a facehugger, which then attaches itself to a living host by, as its name suggests, latching onto its face. According to some reports that they would not be able to  use something as small as a cat as a host, yet use something as big as an Elephant as a host. The facehugger then impregnates the host with an embryo known as a chestburster which, after a gestation period of several hours, erupts violently from the host's chest, resulting in the death of the host. The chestburster then matures to an adult phase within a few hours, shedding its skin and replacing its cells with polarized silicon. Due to horizontal gene transfer during the gestation period, the Alien also takes on some of the basic physical attributes of the host from which it was born, allowing the individual Alien to adapt to the host's environment. 

The page ended there. A button popped up on the screen asking to click here for more information. Asen felt like he had absorbed enough information already. Eusocial? That meant there could be a whole swarm of them working together. And a Queen!, he thought, Jesus Christ! We may as well consider ourselves fucked if any of them got loose in a populated area! Just thinking about what they could have done to his parents, it...no...Good God...No! He tossed the file onto the floor. Then he curled up into a ball and,despite everything he had gone through, how tough he was and how he had saved the marine, he started to cry.

The End

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