[I attached the photo of the Skeld Map above, feel free to check it before reading💕]
It was another peaceful day inside the spaceship called The Skeld. The ten members are cheerfully circling at the cafeteria eating their meals.
2 years ago, the space union issued a worldwide search for people who are willing to undergo training and set off in space as crewmates who would help in managing the three major spaceships that the space union proudly created.
These three ships are mainly the Skeld, MiraHQ, and lastly the Polus.
Hearing that the admission is free, even the training is free, and they get to wander into space free. Many are tempted to join the worldwide search.
However the selection was tough. They needed to undergo many hardships in order to qualify for the top 30 candidates who could get a chance to work in the three spaceships.
The main character we have right now is Red. Last 2 years ago, he showed outstanding remarks and managed to gain as the leader of Skeld Spacecraft 01.
With him are 9 individuals whom he could say are very good and trustworthy.
Everyday they would do their tasks deligently, running around in the spaceship then when they were finally done they would hang around the cafeteria to ease their boredom.
As a very self-worthy leader, the team also respects him and gives him a lot of face. So when he speaks no one dares to answer him in an unrespectable manner, but not to the point of alienation. They would also joke around as long as it was not a serious matter.
Red, "Everyone, good work! Another day has end. In just a month we will be able to go home with a lot of new materials for the space union's research."
Hearing that they will be able to come home in just 4 weeks, they were naturally happy. It would be a lie if they said that they weren't homesick at all. They still misses the scenery of nature when looking out of the window, but now all they could see was vast of stars and rocks and darkness.
"Hey pink, wanna get married when we get home?" Blue who was beside pink asked. Pink and purple were the only girls in the crew so naturally many guys are pointing on the two.
Pink who was used to this sneered, "Seriously? If I really want to marry someone, then it would rather be the responsible and handsome. Take our leader for example."
It's not a lie though, Red was the most looker out of the 8 men. Second to him was white, however he was always silent and passive. Giving off an aloof and cold temperament so naturally the girls would choose the easily to talk to which is Red.
Blue dejectedly look over Red and felt like his pride as a man was trampled, but he couldn't bring himself to hate Red since it was also true, "But! I won't give up. I'll pursue you more than before!"
Then the two unofficial love birds started to have a little quarrel, making the squad laugh at them. Red look over his watch and saw that it was already bedtime so he stopped the two.
After fooling around for a few hours they went to the medbay to sleep. There are no sleeping quarters in the skeld but there are beds in the medbay .
Red glance over White who just silently stood up and went over the med bay first. Since they started their journey, white has always been timid and shy, it was only natural since they were strangers.
Because of this timidness, White did his task alone on the 1st day.
As a leader Red was of course concerned that White would be out of place so he decided to talk to the man.
He called White to meet him at the Comminication at that time. He asked him if there's anything that he could do so he won't feel out of place but White only coldly said,
"You're so annoying stop bothering with me, it's fine as long as I do my tasks right?"
And left the dumbfounded Red at the room. Red thought that the man was only timid but he was actually aloof and cold in nature. The type that doesn't want anyone to mind their business.
However, because of this Red paid attention to him more each day. He noticed that sometimes White would look dazedly out the window, sometimes he would just stand still and not doing anything, like a little lost child.
Well, he is indeed a child. Red took the leisure to go to the admin and look for White's information, so he knew that this man was only 19 years old, and was also an orphan. Maybe that's the reason why he shuts himself from others.
And Red's habit of observation became an instant factor that whenever he got a chance to be with White he would undoubtedly look at him.
As time passes he noticed that at the young age of 19 he was actually 190 cm, slightly taller than the 22 years old Red who was 188 cm.
He also noticed that although white look slender he actually has a fine body built it's just that it was not noticiable because of their suites. Red also noticed that White especially liked to go to the electrical and thought that maybe White really likes to play with the wires.
Red knew way too much, that he himself started to also feel weird about it. He was paying more and more unnecessary attention to this young man.
"Good night everyone!" Red nodded goodnight to everyone and went to his bed and slept.
*Beep Beep Beep!*
An alert signal sounded from the communication, it was not the normal alert signal when the other spaceships send their reports but more like a distress call. The whole skeld issued this red alarm sounds, the red lights also flicker continuously.
Red was the first one to react and immediately ran to the Communication room followed by others.
He opened the monitors. It was from the MiraHQ.
[Anyone who reading this, the MiraHQ was now massacred by an unknown creature that secretly invaded the ship. I am the only survivor and I won't last long as well.
They are here to sabotage the research projects and also kills all the crewmates to protect theirselves. Hurry everyone! The only way to defeat them is to hurriedly finish the remaining tasks and eject that creature!
Keep it in your mind.
There is an Imposter...
The message then ended.
Red was petrified, how could someone invade such an empregnable MiraHQ? He looked over the crewmates who were watching him with questioning eyes. His eyes subconsciously landing on White who didn't have a bit of concern.
Purple asked worriedly, "Red, what did it say?"
Red couldn't pick from answering or not. He don't want to raise unnecessary panic within everyone. If he really did inform them about the possibility that there was ah imposter among them, they might raise vigilance against each other and won't trust anyone except themselves.
Red took a deep breathe and steadied his self, "Nothing, it was a false alarm."
Everyone let out a sigh of relief and went back to medbay one by one. They all continued to sleep, while red was sleepless all night.
Little did they know, the storm is coming their way, once tomorrow starts.
As usual, everyone woke up and went to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. Red gave them the tasks they need to do today, and let them off.
And again as usual, as soon as Red glance at White's seat, the owner was already gone. Vanished like a phantom of the night. He could only sigh in defeat and went to finish his tasks as well, and hoped that he could run into him along the way.
2 hours had passed and everything seems normal. Red couldn't help and think that maybe there were no imposters in their team. Thinking of this he felt a feint light of hope.
But this hope was instantly crushed. The reactor suddenly issued a reactor meltdown alarm. Red immediately ran over to mediate the situation and he saw Yellow in there as well.
When the reactor was fixed he went to Yellow and asked, " Did you know why the reactor suddenly issued a meltdown?"
Yellow just shrugged, "Don't know as well. I just happen to hear the alarm and I was nearby so I went to fix it."
Red, " Don't tell me you're slacking off at medbay again?"
Yellow, "Wow.. How'd you know?"
Red, "You said you were near the Reactor, of course I'll first think about the medbay. It's not like there is no fuel in the upper and lower engines that needs to be filled."
Yellow let out a laugh, "Wow leader! You shouldv'e studied law instead of coming to space."
Red, "Shut up and do your tasks you little brat." And he playfully ruffled Yellow's hair.
Yellow could only surrender and promise to not slack off anymore.
He released yellow and happened to see White passby, so he hurriedly bid goodbye to yellow and went out of the reactor. He ran faster and faster.
Red finally reached the storage, but he didn't see White going upwards the admin and cafeteria so he directly went to the right wing of the Skeld.
While walking fast, someone held his hands and grabbed him inside the communications which was the first room one could passby when walking to the right wing.
As soon as he was pulled inside, the doors closed, and he was pinned down at the walls of the room.
Suddenly being assaulted like this, he couldn't help but look up and glare at the person but his glare was changed for surprise real quick.
"What are you looking surprise for? Aren't you following me?" White's cold and deep voice echoed in the room.
Red felt his ears was tickled by this voice, "I..I'm not following you! I'm going to the shields!" He tried to defend himself.
White just stared at him from above while Red's face was hung low. White felt that he was funny to tease so he lowered his head and whispered to Red's ear with a more husky and tempting voice, "Hmm. Really? You're ears are betraying you though."
Feeling the other's breath in his ears, Red couldn't help but tremble. Finally, not standing this kind of humiliation, Red pushed White and ran towards the shield to do his task,leaving the smirking White behind.
White chuckled at the man, then he smiled, however this smile was not a genuine smile but more like an evil smile.
"Guess it won't hurt to leave him last. What reaction would be get if he would know the truth? That would be fun to watch."
White gently and lowly said, then went towards the monitor and connected with his planet's base.
"Code 002, what is taking you so long?" Their Chief said angrily.
White who was called Code 002 let out an indignant look at the Chief, "Calm down your guts. I'll finish soon, let me play with this humans for a while longer. I just found an amazing toy you know."
The chief let out a defeated sigh, he have to chant continuously that this man is an elite officer of their planet, and to protect their planet from being discovered by this human researchers they have to sabotage the ships and kill the crewmates to serve as warning that they should not comeback.
Chief, "Anyway, just do your job properly. Don't let them eject you from the ship or we won't find anymore ways to invade again. This was already their 3rd assault and their technology keeps getting more complicated."
White, "I know."
As an elite member of the corps that protects their planet, White was well aware that they should not have any attachments to these lowly humans. However, he couldn't help but be moved whenever Red stares at him with those observing eyes, it was like Red was looking right through his soul.
Sometimes he couldn't help but think that Red may have already found out his little secret but it seems like it was not the case. He can't deny it anymore, the more Red observes him the more his heart races. It was filled with undescribable excitement.
The feeling that any moment this observant person might expose his true identity added spice to his mission and it was amazing, he was filled with ecstasy.
White was still thinking of Red's hot gazes when someone suddenly reported. White's smile turned wider.
Let the Hide n Seek begin....