Author: Ghidorah16 PM
A praetorian alien with a scarlet crest becomes a Queen when her hive is destroyed. Chapter 8: The story ends when Hooks leads an army of 350 predators to Scarlet's hive.Rated: Fiction M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,533 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 09-03-04 - Published: 07-27-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1984539
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Chapter 1: The Red Queen
The day had started like no other. Scarlet lived with her mother and sisters in a hive deep underground. She was a praetorian alien, one of the most powerful breeds of her species. A genetic mutation had made a portion of her crown red instead of black, which improved her status in the hive. She was her mother's favorite daughter.
However, the serenity of the hive was about to be destroyed. A group of humans had been sent to Scarlet's home world in search of her species, specifically a praetorian or queen alien. They were armed with state of the art technology, specifically designed to fight aliens. The humans entered Scarlet's hive and were immediately met by hundreds of alien soldiers. The two forces clashed in the center of the battlefield, a small band of humans quickly made their way past into the farthest reaches of the hive, where the praetorians and the Queen were.
Suddenly an alien started screeching as it seemingly exploded. Many more soldiers on both sides were being torn apart by this invisible force, which the alien spores soon revealed to be none other than a pack of predators. Now a three-way battle was taking place in the middle of the battlefield.
Scarlet decided to join the fight and prove her loyalty to her mother. She was running towards the chaotic battle when an electro-net wrapped around her. The xenomorph screamed in confusion as the humans who had set up the trap quickly carried her away, back up towards the surface.
Meanwhile, a single predator had also made his way past the battle. He was going for a far bigger prize. His armor was different from the other predators in his hunting pack, which made sense since he was the clan leader. The most notable difference were his four gargantuan hooks, two on each gauntlet. The predator hacked and sliced his way through the alien eggs, making his way towards the queen. The queen saw this threat and sent her praetorian daughters to dispose of the predator. The clan leader smiled and easily killed them, making his way towards the queen.
The queen prepared to punch the predator, but before she could the predator hacked off her arm. He then impaled her other arm with a spear, leaving the queen with only her scrawny second pair of arms at her disposal. The queen tried to slash the predator with her tail, but he moved too fast and soon had two of his hooks in her neck. The predator chuckled beneath his helmet and tore off the queen's head. The hunt was successful.
Scarlet had been knocked unconcious during her struggles with the electro-net. She woke up, now inside a holding cell in a human ship as they were preparing to lift off. The praetorian xenomorph felt something stir in her body. She held herself together as a cocoon began to form around her. The alien felt herself grow larger... and larger... and larger.
Scarlet emerged from her cocoon a few minutes later to find that many things had changed in her body. She had an extra pair of arms, her crest had grown greatly in size (more so than the rest of her body), and legs were larger and longer to support her great weight. Scarlet had become a queen.
She surveyed her surroundings. She noticed that there was an electric barrier between her and her prey: the pilots. Scarlet tried to fins anything that might lead to a way out. One thing caught her eye: a small grid of different colored buttons. Scarlet snarled and punched the grid, which cause the electric barrier to flicker. Scarlet punched it again, which caused the barrier to go out briefly. Scarlet now knew where to apply the force. She punched the grid until it began to pop out of its socket. She then grabbed the loose portions on the grid and tore them out, wires and all. The electric barrier went out completely.
The copilot looked behind him to see what was causing all the ruckus. All he saw was a dark hallway, once lit by the electric fence, and an approaching set of glimmering white fangs.
"B...b...Bob? Bob? Bob? Bob? Bob?! Bob?!! BOB!!!" the copilot screamed, his voice growing in tension.
The pilot turned around to see what his copilot was yammering about. Scarlet stepped out of the shadows. The queen alien grabbed the copilot by his legs and threw him into the wall. She then punched the pilot, sending him flying. The spaceship was now hurtling down towards Scarlet's home. This caused the three soldiers that had captured her, still in their armor, to come up. What they saw was one huge queen alien and two unconcious pilots. They turned on their electronic stun spears and prepared to subdue their quarry.
Scarlet grabbed one of the spears and impaled its owner with it. She then grabbed one of the other soldiers and tore off his head with her bare hands. The remaining human tried to escape, but scarlet extended her second mouth and bit his shoulder. The xenomorph pulled him back towards her main set of jaws, held him with her small pair of arms, and took a huge bite out of his shoulder. The man screamed as his arm fell off, no longer attached to his body. Scarlet dropped the man onto the ground as the spacecraft landed a few yards outside of her hive.
Scarlet stepped out of the shuttle, carrying the three remaining members of the spaceship's crew. She looked at her hive, and soon she realized the amount of damage that had been done. Countless dead bodies surrounded the area, most of which no longer had skulls. Scarlet sensed that not a single member of her clan had survived, save herself. The queen dragged her unconcious victims into what was now her hive, and began to lay eggs. She would rebuild the hive, make it stronger. The world would soon learn to fear the red queen.