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A T rex's Origin

By Hussain Talib

Scifi / Adventure

A New Beginning

Isla Sorna: Pacific Ocean


Loud footprints echoed through a dense, noisy forest as an immense, terrifying creature trampled lush vegetation along it's way. Above, several birds flocked their way towards the south. Today was a very windy day in Isla Sorna, or better known as "The Dinosaur Island" by the world. As the name suggests, the island is full of gigantic prehistoric beasts that dominated the Earth millions of years ago. The island is protected by InGen (International Genetic Technologies, Inc.), a bio-engineering start up company infamous for "Jurassic Park", a theme park at Isla Nublar showcasing living, breathing dinosaurs, bought from Isla Sorna. After the incident that took place on Friday, June 11, 1993, the park was shut down while killing off all the remaining dinosaurs there. InGen CEO, John Hammond did the best of his ability to protect Isla Sorna , it's dinosaurs and any traces of it's evidence. After the San Diego incident, Hammond with the aid of the United Nations, set up a pact where Isla Sorna was turned into a preserve in order to protect the dinosaurs and not to allow any people (Aside from InGen or it's associates) into the island. John Hammond died of illness shortly thereafter in 1997, sometime after the San Diego Incident. Since the last 15 years, the island has been left safe and peaceful.

Over the years, InGen has been cloning and releasing new species of dinosaurs and plants into the island in order to diversify it's natural flora and fauna, for every new species discovered by palaeontologists over the years. InGen themselves has recently become more active and successful again for their actions. They have moved their main headquarters from Palo Alto, California to Isla Sorna to supervise the dinosaurs and the surroundings. With the help of the United Nations, InGen now had control of four other islands surrounding Sorna, thus making them a chain known as "The Five Deaths". Like Sorna, the four islands have also produced exclusive extinct and prehistoric animals that reside there today. Since then, InGen still remains strong, growing in genetic research and military capacity, ready for whatever threat they may come up with in the future...

Inside the forests, a titanic monster prowled through; It's jade green skin, combined with a murky brown design of stripes symbolized a sign of camouflage, it's legs, much taller than an average man lifted up it's massive body with the help of it's mighty, clawed feet, it's lizard-like tail wiggled, just like the snake, and although it's arms were described as puny compared to it's body mass, what set it aside was it's massive head; Carrying the corpse of a smaller animal, it's huge jaws and teeth screamed out it's ferocity. Thick and as long as a banana, they would compress muscle and bone in an instant. Menacing yellow eyes faced forwards, enabling it for binocular visions. The beast gripped it's prize as saliva drooled down from it's jaws. This was no ordinary beast at all; This was none other then the almighty Tyrannosaurus rex, the supposed King of the Dinosaurs as proclaimed by people.

The tyrannosaur raised up his neck as sniffed at his surroundings before he further ventured forwards. As his feet trampled the ground, creating slight echoes that scared off nearby rodents, he found himself facing towards a a female member of it's own kind. The male further continues towards a small mound, covered by leaves. He then dropped his corpse to the ground before brushing off the leaves with his round snout. Buried underneath were 16 tiny eggs. Concerned, the tyrannosaur turned his head towards the female and growled, demanding if she defended. The female further replied with a soft hiss. Relieved, the male decided to collapse near the mound in order to restore his energy and rest for awhile. He yawned loudly, baring his giant teeth and saliva hanging from it before he closed his eyes and fell into slumber. The female then proceeded to walk away for a walk.

Elsewhere, at a nearby riverside, another frightening creature, something similar to what might be a enlarged bipedal crocodile was walking at the river, his feet dipping deep into the rippling water. Along with him a miniature version of himself. The creature's oversized arm and body structure made it clear that nobody messed around with him. His pale, grey skin blended with it's blood-crimson sail. It's crocodile-like snout and body were covered by worn out scars from earlier battles. Meanwhile, his companion's white color shone like the moonlight, complete with small, light-blue patterns shaped like a star. Unlike her brutish companion, she seemed innocent and possessed a silver claw on each of her thumb.

The two animals were Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the last and largest of a group of large, piscivorous dinosaurs known as spinosaurids. The younger female, named Luna was an orphan saved from a large monster that took her mother's life. She was 6 meters (20 feet) long and was still a young juvenile learning about her surroundings. While a predator, she was actually a very compassionate individual, going as far as to share her meal to anyone. The other was known as Dread, and he was infamous for his reputation as one of the most feared dinosaurs on the island. Unlike Luna, Dread was vicious, bloodthirsty, merciless and unsympathetic. Acting as a brotherly figure who saved Luna years ago, Dread was 21 meters (70 feet) long, an abnormal size for a spinosaur. While he does care for Luna, Dread was known for taking on numerous enemies, including InGen. In fact, Dread was nothing more than an accidental creation and was deemed "Chaos Effect" by John Hammond and was to be executed on the day he was born. He has received scars and bruises from all sorts of dinosaurs, including those of his own kind.

As brother and sister walk besides the river, Luna notices a strange presence. However, before she could react, Dread retreated himself towards the river and gnarling with hunger, he thrust his snout into the water. Deep inside was a migrating horde of prehistoric sawfish known as Onchopristis. A treat for spinosaurs as they were there main prey in their time, Dread was certainly ready to snatch up one of them. With the help of pressure receptors located in his snout, Dread instantly grabbed an unnoticed Onchopristis and immediately washed his way out of the water. The poor Onchopristis flopped helplessly as the remorseless spinosaur forcefully increased his grip. His conical teeth were ideal in snapping and gripping. Upon arriving on land, with Luna following, Dread dropped his prize to the ground where he finally tore the fish apart with his powerful feet. As Dread lowered his head to snap a piece of meat, a small horde of Compsognathus scamper out from the bushes. However, Luna takes an opportunity and tears out a chunk of meat from the Onchopristis corpse and throws it towards the tiny coelurosaurids to eat. Afterwards, brother and sister resume having their meal...

Meanwhile, The female Tyrannosaurus has returned from her walk, along with bringing a Corythosaurus corpse to eat. As the male finally wakes up, he brushes the leaves from the nest again to assure it was safe from any predators. However, a pack of Troodon's have been watching the nest all along. Although hungry, they are well aware about the tyrannosaur's presence. Troodon is widely considered to be the world's smartest dinosaur, but are most active at the night. These specific raptors were about 2 meters (6 feet) long and were lightly built, meaning that they are fast and agile hunters. And lastly, they have large glowing yellow eyes to enable them to see in the dark. The leader of this pack was distinguished by his albino white skin and glowing blue eyes. He makes a slight screech, causing his pack to retreat to somewhere in the forests to ensure their safety.

While the tyrannosaurs proceed to devour their meal, they were interrupted by the footsteps of a dangerous animal. The female swerves to the right and roars fiercely, a sign of defending. The male sniffs at the air and discovers the animal at the bushes. A dark-reddish-grey creature blended by a sandy-tan belly brushed his way out of the vegetation to reveal himself. Lastly, a narrow, thin scar of a much redder colour made it's way down from the eye and to the middle of it's stomach. Reaching lengths of up to 15 meters of length and for being a menacing threat to Isla Sorna's fauna, Redscar was one Torvosaurus to be feared. The tyrannosaurs knew full well about Redscar, having attacked them on numerous occasions. Redscar opened his mouth to reveal his massive set of razor-sharp teeth, with saliva dripping it's way from it's teeth and falling their way to his jaws. Redsar was almost determined to get a meal from the tyrannosaurs and immediately attacked out of hunger, only to be knocked aside to the bushes by the male tyrannosaur. Redscar roared as he was sent crashing towards the lush vegetation, but however, he was able to still hold on and rose himself up unscathed.. Furious, Redscar wasn't going to let his guard down, but then notices the mound behind the female tyrannosaur. Fearful that their offspring could destroy him, the Torvosaurus dashed his way towards the nest, but was stopped by the tyrannosaurs. Angry, Redscar roared furiously, ready for an all-out battle against his two enemies.

Somewhere else, Dread and Luna, after finishing off their meal, were making their way towards the forest. The spinosaurs were attracted by the noises of Redscar and the tyrannosaurs. Unconcerned and not risking for Luna's life, Dread makes his way to the mainlands while Luna takes one last look at the forest before running towards her brother for further protection...

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