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Crazy Scenes

Posted on Fri Sep 20, 2019 @ 10:24am by Captain Anthony Richardson
Edited on on Fri Sep 20, 2019 @ 10:26am

Mission: Do You Remember?
Location: Xavier Fleet Yards, Deck 280, Holosuite 8
Timeline: Mission Day 1 at 0900

The year is 2391...

Anthony headed through the airlock, finally getting the time to take a bit of a rest, and with Xavier Fleet Yards in full shopping season, it was the perfect time to get around and find a few new things for the quarters, well; that was the plan until Amber, Anthony’s wife headed off about 20 minutes earlier. Sadly, Anthony was relegated to either following Amber around or doing something else.

Something else it was….

[10 minutes later]

Anthony had found himself up in one of the holosuites. He actually enjoyed a good sports game. The classics… football, rugby, cricket, baseball, etc… It didn’t matter, Anthony loved nothing more than just spending a few hours in the bleachers watching a sports game, cheering with all the fans. He had bought many years ago a program for football, or as some others called it “soccer”.

He loaded it up and made the necessary changes. Something about the English football system appealed to Anthony. Promotion and relegation, going up and down the pyramid, as they called it, fighting for survival, fighting for the trophy, or a place in the European competitions was fun, and even after almost two hours of play, the game could end in a stalemate. What was there not to love about it.

Anthony loaded in a game from the year 2004, it wasn’t his favourite team; that had become a small team from Norwich, but this game sealed not confirmed the title for a team called Arsenal, but it ensured they were only the second team ever to be undefeated all season. The invincibles, as they had become to be known.

It took a while for the game to get going, the ball being passed around a lot, a few shots on the goal but nothing that exciting. Anthony had seen this game before, he had enjoyed the old classics in sports, but even watching it for himself in the holosuites, it was like the first time all over again. He sat in the crowd, wearing just a simple red shirt and jeans. He didn’t want to look too out of place but still cheering with the fans around when things looked like it was going to explode.

Sadly, the Arsenal team went behind, as it was known, through what one fan called “a very shady offside there”, but even then; the fans knew that they still had a long way to go. The season was not over yet, but for the other team, someone saying “the foxes are down, the foxes are down, a championship is over for you”

Half time came and went, and then it all hit off. A penalty. The ball was collected and put on a white dot in the grass; “Pause program” said Anthony, while all the crowd was going crazy. He decided to move seats, he wanted a better view of this.

[40 minutes later]

The game was over. Arsenal had won, they had the record of the second-ever team to go through a full season without a single loss in the domestic season. The crowds were singing and dancing. They had seen the title wrapped up weeks earlier, but the trophy was handed over to them today. The crowds were nothing short of a party. Anthony was taking a walk with some fans down the main road singing “We Are The Champions”

He had been in the holosuites for the last two hours, Amber had to be finished with her shopping; “Computer, end program” as everything disappeared. He headed off to find his wife.

 

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