Valiant: Knock Knock…The Hour Glass…Earth Adam…Earth Eve…

*SONG* “Sarah” by Starship

There are people that say that this
Is an age without reason…
Quite the contrary, there is reason.
The one thing that is clear is that things
Were divided long ago…The only thing
More apparent is that true colors
Are shining now…
The masks are coming off, the secrets
Are coming out…and the justice will
Be found for those brave enough
To admit what they believe and dream for…
And are willing to work for it.

Shower down like rain, a rain of light
The circle forms and there they are at once
Again…The Beautiful Ceres,
I apologize, I have to state she is a vision
Every time, because every time I see her
Feels like the very first time…and it’s
Stunning, mind boggling.
And alongside her, the handsome young
Valerius…who seems very much like a
Polite version of Varence.

“Now that’s an observation I never thought
Words for.” Ceres laughed at my description
As she sat down and smiled beside me.
“Somewhat bold yet kind words for…him.”

Then Valerius sat beside me, on my left, as
Before…holding THAT book. He smiled. “And
To be kind,” he said adding to my words.
“If you are going to believe in a dream
And chase it, work for it…be kind. Kindness
Is very important.”

Ceres’ smile became a bit sly as she gently
Brushed her golden hair over her shoulder. “He
Is very young. Yes, kindness is very
Important…But there is one thing you
Must also remember…Don’t exhaust yourself
With kindness to the point that you
Can’t chase your dream at all.” She
Paused for a moment to find the words.
“Be kind, but keep going…or that
Kindness will become a trap that others
Will take advantage of.”

“So, you’re saying don’t waste your time
Being too kind?” Valerius asked her

“No,” Ceres said. “I’m saying be kind, but
Keep going. This is about a mission, Valerius.
Not a school for every little thing…Remember
These stories serve a purpose…The book
Knows the timing and the reason…”

“It is interesting.” Valerius said to me. “This
IS my very first assignment.”

“Is that a good thing?” I asked them…
“For a first job…you come here?”

“It is part of the…process.” Ceres explained.
“How Valerius reacts to this…There is great
Truth to be found in the wisdom of
Innocence…remember that.”


She nodded and pointed to the book, the Hour
Glass, “Valerius, begin…show him. Please,
Show him now.”

Her words and tone were like ethereal
Commandments. At once Valerius
Did as she instructed, held out the book
Before me…us…And before I could wonder
Silently…the pages were glowing, and
Images…pictures, words…
And feelings poured through.

Here the story came alive…Once again
To a familiar tale…one seen long ago
When the men of the Adam ship collided
With the women of the Eve ship…And
Their first meeting became a battle
In space and a teen-like romance of first-time
Love on the surface…
For the men had never seen women
Before, and likewise the women never
Had seen men…It was a destined
Meeting of a natural bond between the
Sexes re-forming between two slave ships
Of single sex environments…Where humans
Had become genetically bred tools…
Programmed with knowledge, ethics,
Misconceptions and prejudices…

For long ago in its natural state in
A distant part of the universe…The
Human being was once a free soul…
Whose nature was one of loving kindness,
Sensitivity, ingenuity and clairvoyance…
But tragedy conquered the old homeworlds
Of humans by a Dark Empire…enslaving
Some to be pawns peddling the farming
Of scattered viable planets across the
Universe…While the remaining free humans
Fled and colonized a new homeland star
System…echoing a magical epic legend
Of 7 sisters and a mighty king…
But it was here upon the unlikely
Ground of a Terra farmed planet that
Adams and Eves were to reclaim
A momentary taste of freedom to build
A world of chance…

But this was written in the stars, this
Tale of Adam and Eve…That the tragedy
That so many races suffered could challenge
Fate…challenge the Dark Forces…by
Creating something new…A child race that
Might one day conquer their conquerors…
If only ears would listen and eyes
Would see…and some would learn by past
Mistakes not to let history repeat itself…
Bet this is a gamble still being
Played…But perhaps with these stories
The right ones will rise to reclaim
Birthright by solving ancient riddles…

The Hour Glass commands the pen and
Harnesses the mind to work this way…
Paint the pictures and song of the lost
Spirit with words and tell it…Now is the time…

Recall the tales of the Adam ship…
The bonds of friendship and love found
Among the men Hollis and Jansen, Jonath
And Janeth…but remember the corruption
That came with the Adams…all blessings
Carry curses too…

And recall the tale of the Eves…by
The women Sara and Nira and the bonds
They found with these men…This is their
Story of the first men and women of
Earth…One family group of many
Forged in the Ancient Eden Earth…

Dismiss the doubts and questions to embrace
The story to feel it…or the meaning
Will be lost. The purpose of the Hour Glass
Weaves the tales in motion for a reason…
See the story and climb the path
With words to see the light at the end…

The Adams and Eves had forged small
Tent villages across a fertile shore…
By a sea now known as the Mediterranean.
There was much dismay in those first
Days when women found men again…

The first Eves were strong women, of
Great strength in mind, body and spirit.
They were not weak women, they were
Wonder women…Far stronger than they
Looked. While they were fair and beautiful
And dark of skin, they were quite
Physically stronger than the men. They
Were designed this way as prime stock for
Producing the finest embryos…

The men were designed also to be of
Prime form. Tall, blond, fit and versatile…
But intensely programmed in their nature
To be fixed thinkers…obedient, loyal, loyal
To duty…but savage with desire. For
Desire keeps the heart burning intensely
Alive…And the greatest secret unknown
To the Adams was that these men were
Designed to be studied for the energies
Their passions produced chemically
Within their minds and bodies…You see
The men were not only Adams that
Harvested fuel from planets for the
Masters…But the Adams were bred to be
Fuel themselves. The larger brains of
The men produced a rare supernatural
Fuel source of hormones unknown to them
Which is why they never questioned their
Lifestyles or controlled termination…

The men were in all aspects fuel…And
The women were in all aspects…
Bred to create new forms of life…These
Two secret dynamics would serve as the
Foundation for a very rare new world…
Learn from this and grow with it.

Build this picture in your mind. Feel
The words, don’t read them. Jansen’s and
Sara’s attraction brought this unit of
Adams and Eves together…as it did in
Many other group types…But in the
Beginning, not at first, it was not simply
Man and woman. They didn’t know
Each other…It was programmed in their
Primal core of instincts to be wary of
The opposite sex…The attractions were
Primarily emotional at first, the physical
Came second…Exploration of these feelings
Led to the exploration of each other,
And then by accident copulation…over
And over again with the Adams and Eves.

But for some the old ways could not be
Swayed, could not be broken. Some men
Never trusted women, and likewise some
Women never trusted men…and so, loyal
Pair bondings took time to create.

As with Hollis, he only knew love for his
Jansen…Perhaps a lifetime of pain and
Struggle trapped him this way…or set him
Free…for as the universe says, the
Suffering of the heart unto each is its
Own mystery…There is no reason to a
Troubled heart, only that it aches and
Yearns for its cure. Passion fuels its
Fire to keep it alive…But love is the
Poison that dwells there…for love is like
A poison and the only cure…So when
The heart that knows no reason
But the poison finds its cure, it never
Lets it go…The cure is true love,
A soul dance unlike any other. And
When this rare gift is found it never
Forgets and never lets it go…

The love song of the soul always
Repeats itself over and over throughout
Time, throughout lifetimes…throughout
The universe. Your true love never forgets
You. Remember that. And it’s important
To believe that…Because faith and
Belief is a powerful magnet for the lock
To find its lost key…

Again, paint the picture in the mind…
Keep it clean and bright…Feel the

Hollis and Jansen made this tent
A home with Sara and her Nira…
But lifelong bonds of friendship kept
Jonath and Janeth with them too…
It was quite a large bed…that two
Couples shared as Jonath and Janeth
Slept apart from them…nearby.
Until the day came that Nira was
Lured by curiosity to lay with Jonath
And Janeth then…

This was not at all a carnal den of
Pleasures…It was more like friends
Simply sleeping together, nothing more.

In the beginning this is how it was
With relationships and family units…
Monogamy of pairs came much later,
Save for those rare couples of true love…

But it is here where the story needs to
Be told of how Adam and Eve found
Its first union in Jansen and Sara…
The purpose in telling this will become
Clear later…

It was on a clear and starry night that
There was trouble finding rest in
This tent…Sara was sick with some
Strange illness that kept everyone

Hollis had become very quiet in the
First days in their new home…and would
Often sit and stare up and into the stars
Until his mind found no other peace but
To sleep…This new life was hard on him…
And after a wild and reckless life
He found no greater peace
Then being with Jansen…But Jansen
Was torn by this strange powerful
Bond to Sara…so the group
Compromised by living as a group together,
None could be without the other…

Hollis stood outside the tent in his shorts
Staring at the stars…The cool breeze
Of a tropical night soothing his nerves…

Then Jansen went looking for him and
Found him there… “Are you alright?” He
Asked, joining his side as he folded his arms
Across his bare chest in the breeze…They
Still dressed as they always did, their
Uniform shorts for bed; some habits
Never change. “You’re out here alone

“I’m fine.” Hollis smiled. “How is Sara?”

Jansen could sense the slight coldness
In his voice when Hollis said her name,
But he ignored it…He knew her name
Hurt him, he hated it but couldn’t fight.
All of these powerful attractions were
So new… “Nira is still with her. She is
Examining her. They are afraid she may
Have the fever some of the others had
From this new world.”

“Will she be alright?” Hollis asked a bit
Numb. He forced himself to care.

“I hope so.” Jansen said. “I am worried
For her…She’s afraid.”

“The Eves are strong.” Hollis sighed. “Far
Stronger than us. I am sure she will
Recover…And they still have this equipment—“

“She bothers you that much?” Jansen
Asked looking down. “You know I don’t
Want to hurt you…but—“

“I understand.” Hollis said. “Believe me
I have no right to make demands…not after
The things I did…to have you with me
Is all that matters. I won’t lose you.”

“You endure all this…for me?” Jansen
Asked. “No matter how you feel…You
Can talk to me, you know you can tell
Me anything. I don’t want to hurt you.”

“You aren’t hurting me. I see how you
Feel, it’s in your face, in your eyes.” Hollis
Said looking around. “It’s this place…
This strange new world. I won’t lie
And say I wish we never found it…
That it could be just you and me…
But then life on that ship wasn’t
Living…” He gestured to the open air,
To the greenery and scenery, “Maybe
This is how it was meant to be…
Where we came from long ago…men,
Women…They must have lived this
Way together…Yet I can’t help feeling
What I feel.”

“I don’t want to hurt you.” Jansen
Said heavily, his emotions were tearing
Him apart…his powerful devotion and
Love for Hollis…matched with this powerful
New love and need for Sara. “I don’t
Know what to do…”

Hollis put his arm around him. “Look
At me,” he said waiting for Jansen
To look into his eyes. “As long as I’m
With you…I’m happy…I am.”

“I won’t ever leave you.” Jansen cried.
“I won’t.”

Hollis held him tighter. “Then I’m happy.”

This was a strange new life style
For all of them. In every tent there
Were similar dramas…men and women
Finding and fighting new attractions…
It was a powerful lesson to learn…
There are no rules or limits with
Attractions…There was however one
Universal law with love, the
Greatest power was always found
And held between two…

The meaning here is simple…Confusion
In these matters has been a part
Of the Adams and Eves since the
Beginning…When the trouble brews
Of indecision, consider where love
Dwells the strongest…Or both
Will destroy and consume you.

Hollis wanted to confess more of his
Deepest feelings to his beloved partner,
But before he could Nira was there.

She stepped out of the tent into
The night air looking pale, in shock.
She was trying to form words but

“Is Sara alright?” Jansen asked her fast.

Hollis studied her weary face. “Is she?”

“I have examined her thoroughly,”
Nira nearly groaned the words.

“And?” Hollis asked.

“All the tests, all the signs say the
Same thing.” Nira explained. “Sara
Is pregnant.”

“What?!” Jansen exclaimed.

“Like the animals we have seen around us…
She shows all the signs…”

“The animals?” Hollis asked confused.

“Yes,” Nira said with wide eyes,
“It’s hard to explain…We, the Eves,
Have never experienced…pregnancy…
We have studied it in animals, but
Never in our bodies before. She is
Definitely pregnant.”

“So she’s not sick,” Jansen said with
Relief, “This isn’t some disease or

“No.” Nira sighed, but still remained
In a state of shock.

“How did this happen?” Jansen asked
Strangely, at which Hollis and Nira
Both looked at him with fascination. “I
Mean I did not realize the Eves
Could get pregnant…like this. We, the
Adams, have never experienced it before either.”

“Well obviously we aren’t much
Different than animals.” Nira explained
With a wave of her hand. “We have
Been sued to artificial reproduction…
This natural method is new for us…
But obviously it can happen.”

Suddenly Janeth stepped outside, he
Was still fully dressed in his old uniform.
He had been up late assisting Nira with
Her examination of Sara’s condition.
His expression was quirky as he looked
At his friend Jansen. “You just had
To be the first to expose us to this, didn’t

“You mean this is going to happen a
Lot?” Jansen asked without thinking.
He immediately saw the flaw in his

“Yes, of course it’s going to continue
To happen.” Janeth replied sarcastically
Wiping his eyes. “Are you thinking at all?”

Hollis put his hand on Jansen’s shoulder
Protectively. “Don’t yell at him, Janeth.
He didn’t know.”

“You put men and women together
For the first time, what did you think
Would happen?” Janeth snapped. “Did
You think they would simply point and
Stare and not do anything?”

“This whole process is very naïve.” Nira
Agreed. “No matter what our experiences
Are…This is an adolescent development…
We can expect more pregnancies…”

“How is this going to work?” Jansen

“If you are going to continue asking
Dumb questions perhaps we should sterilize
You to avoid further accidents.” Janeth
Snapped. “Sara is going to produce

“I mean what will it be like?”
Jansen defended. “What is this…pregnancy
Going to be like for her?”

Nira shook her head, considered the data
She and Janeth had been studying.
“Anywhere from 9 to 10 months.”

“And then it will come out?” Jansen

Janeth frowned with frustration. “No, it
Will stay inside her like the embryonic
Chambers on the ship for fifteen years.
Yes it will come out! Man, how are you
Able to think?”

Hollis scowled at Janeth. “we are all
Wondering a lot of questions. Will you try
To control yourself.”

“I’m sorry,” Janeth sighed. “This is just
New…I confess I am concerned at the
Data we have been reviewing. Her hormone
Levels are so erratic. And we have
Really nothing to compare it to. We
Don’t know what to expect.”

There was a brief pause as they
Pondered the situation. Then Nira
Kindly nodded to Jansen. “You should
Go and see her. She wants to see you.”

Together they went inside and went
To the bed where they found Sara laying
Neatly stretched on the bed she shared
With Jansen and Hollis…She appeared
Dazed, yet happy…staring blankly
Across the tent. As they surrounded
Her around the bed, she smiled. “Did
They tell you?” She asked staring among
Their confused faces. “I’m pregnant.”

“How do you feel?” Jansen asked her
Carefully as he knelt beside her. He had
Truly developed strong feelings for her
That were powerful, new and indescribable.
“Are you alright?”

“Of course I’m alright.” Sara said
A little sarcastically. “I’m pregnant, not

Her response made him a little uneasy
As they all looked at each other

“But how do you feel?” Jansen asked
Her with concern. “Are you nervous,

Sara scowled. “Should I be? Is there
Something you’re not telling me?”

“No, I was just worried about you.” Jansen
Said. “You’ve been sick, we didn’t know

“It’s a pregnancy not a disease.” Sara
Said, then paused. “You think this
Could be dangerous? Is something wrong?
Is that why it made me sick? There is
Something wrong, isn’t there? Is this going
To kill me? Is this pregnancy abnormal?
Is that why I got sick? There’s something
Wrong and you’re not telling me, isn’t
There?” Sara became angry. “Tell me.”

They all froze and eyed each other
Uncomfortably…Her behavior was a
Bit off, Sara was normally very calm
And collected.

Nira and Janeth looked at each other
And then to Hollis and Jansen. “Her
Hormone levels are extreme right now,
We believe this may make her responses

“She was fine before.” Hollis commented.

“Why are you all looking at me that way?”
Sara insisted. “You’re keeping secrets from me.”

“Everything is fine.” Nira assured her,
Going to sit beside her on the bed. “But
Your hormone levels are elevated.”

“We are all just fascinated and
Confused at the same time.” Janeth told her.
“It’s just new.”

“No, you are acting strangely.”
Sara began to panic. “Something is

“No, you are just a little paranoid.” Nira
Assured her again, patting Sara’s hand. “No, that’s
Just new that’s all.”

“What aren’t telling me?” Sara insisted.

“You’re all staring at me.” Sara
Said again.

“With concern.” Nira said.

“Perhaps we should enlist mood
Stabilizers to her…to keep her from
Getting upset.”

Sara eyed Janeth wickedly. “What are
You saying Janeth?” Sara snapped.
“That I’m insane? That I’ve lost my mind?”

“Not at all.” He answered. “But we do not
Know how this will affect your body and mind.”

“I’m fine.” Sara growled then turned to Jansen.
“Are you happy about this? Or do you
Think I’ve lost my mind too?”

“No, I don’t, I don’t think—“ He began to say.

“Sara…” Nira begged. “Please calm

“I’m fine. Stop staring at me.
Are you happy now?” She growled at
Janeth. “Look at me.”

“That’s not what I mean?”
Jansen asked, hurt and confused. “I
Would never harm you!”

Then Janeth starting patting him on the back.
“You’ll be fine. She’s fine. It’s alright.”

“Listen to you…” Sara snapped. “You
All sound crazy…” She started waving
Her hands. “Get out, get out now!”
She pointed to the men first, especially
Jansen and Janeth. “Get out! Get out!”

They hung their heads low in defeat
And retreated, quietly and quickly
Disappearing from her sight. But as soon
As they were gone she turned to Nira
Very kindly, even timid…then started to
Cry… “Can you believe this? He left!”
Sara cried to Nira over Jansen. “He left
Me! He must hate me! Am I awful?
Am I ugly? What did I do wrong? Is
He coming back? Is there something
Wrong with me? Tell me!”

Nira patted her on the hand then squeezed
Tight. “You need to calm down…If we’re
Going to get through this…you have to
Listen to me.”

But Sara’s fits only continued to
Worsen as time went on…as her
Friends and now new family grew
Ever more frustrated with the pressure
As they shared in the stress of
Her new pregnancy…Until the men
Literally hid from her and Nira
Became taxed with patience herself.

Then finally the delivery came after
Just over 9 months…A painful
Process that terrified them…It was
A great relief…for them to see the
Healthy happy boy she delivered…
They named him Adam…At which Sara
And the others rejoiced…at seeing him
And said… “At least now the hard
Part is over.”

Oh did they have a lot ahead of them,
As more women became pregnant…
Though each reacted very differently
With symptoms…It was an epic beginning
For the first children…something they never
Knew and would forever learn to
Understand that having a child was
The greatest, laborious job of all…
That never ended…no matter
What age…no matter how old they
Were…A comedy of errors and moods,
That tested the most advanced minds…
It often took nearly a village to
Raise just one small child. A lesson
They would forever keep improving on…

And the book began to stop glowing…
The images and pictures and feelings

“That’s it?” I said to them. “That’s
All it’s going to show me?”

“That’s all it feels the need to
Show you.” Ceres answered.

“What are people going to say to
That?” I asked. “I’m not sure I
Even know why it would show me
That now?”

“Obviously it’s something it feels
You need to know…that
Others need to recognize or hear
Now…Things may be starting small
Or mysteriously and new…but
That doesn’t mean they are in
Any way easy or predictable…
That first child was a mystery,
That came with many surprises…
Moods…tests and rewards…to raise something…
Maybe that’s what it’s preparing you
For…Maybe that’s what it’s
Warning you about.”

Valiant Thor