27 September 2001
By the time that the second round of police enforcement, including Sgt. Wethers had entered the room, many of the first round had left it and were throwing up outside. The scene that confronted the Sergeant was not a pretty one, and the young officer felt a strip of bile rising up in his throat as he surveyed the chaos around him.
Sgt. Wethers's first thought was how much of the room was coated, sprayed with blood. But the gaudy rust-red splashes were a welcome distraction from the horrific tableaux that took up most of the outward facing side of the building. At first it was difficult to determine what was body and what was not, but moving closer the crude piles of flesh and gore separated into distinct body parts. The most distinct of all, of course, were the human heads of varying race, gender and age which were liberally scattered around the carnage. The smell of cooked flesh pervaded all.
Swallowing to control his nausea, Sgt. Wethers recorded what he saw into his microtape recorder. At closer inspection there were two distinct groups of corpses. The first appeared to be relatively intact - the reason for their initial appearance of dismemberment was that they had several of the heads laid about their persons. The second group all appeared to be female, but it was hard to tell as several parts of their anatomy were missing. Leaning in closer, Sgt. Wethers saw the teeth marks and realized that the missing body parts had been eaten. Unable to control his flipping diaphragm any further he ran out of the room and vomited copiously in the corridor.
"That help your stomach kid?". Sgt Wethers looked up to see his boss, Detective James leaning over him with an expression combining amusement, concern and anger. He nodded. The detective went on. "Learnt a few years back, not least being don't have breakfast if you're a-going to be investigating some punko alien gig first thing. Save it for tea, if you can manage anything then."
Sgt. Wethers stood up shakily. "Aliens? This don't seem their style of thing. And don't they have a duty to inform us if they're messin' in human affairs?". His boss nodded grimly. "Geneva Convention 2.1 kid, and yes they do. But I'm a-thinking that they might have been just a touch embarrassed about what they were trying to synthesise here. You ready to go back in there?".
The older man lead the younger by the arm back into the room, where the stench of blood and gore seemed to have intensified. "You see anything different about this gig, kid?". Shaking and visibly sweating, Sgt. Wethers forced himself to review the scene again. "The body count?" he said shakily. "It's high - much higher than I thought it would be for aliens. En't they meant to be peaceful sorts?"
"More bodies than you'd expect but, no, that's not what I was thinking. See those camaras?" the detective replied. For the first time since entering the gore-pit the sergeant saw a collection of large film cameras, tripods and clapperboards opposite the corpses, clearly hurridly abandoned. "They were filming? For their own kicks? Damn sicko aliens" spat the young man. His superior shook his head sadly.
"Not for theirs - for ours. As ever, kid, I think they were just trying to help us, and as ever, they screwed up. Just like that playground in Toxteth. And don't think the press will get hold of this - this en't the type of thing that young ladies will want to read about over breakfast. This looks worse for us than for them." Detective James led the young man away from the scene and back out into the corridor. "Get a look at this and you'll see what I mean. Found it by the cameras. Don't let that Marie of yours get a glimpse though, else she'll wonder what your game is. See you back at HQ."
As his boss wandered away Sgt. Wethers looked at the small box in his hand, gaudily decorated.
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