The two-army men faced a bizarre kind of situation. They had hardly any clue that the place where they had parachuted down as part of some special military exercise would be no ordinary zone. Wintery despair surrounded them completely. Nothing evidenced that humans ever lived there. No dilapidated structures, no ruins of buildings. Nothing at all, which remotely linked to civilization. Just a deserted plateau with dry, weather burnt, snappy twigs and uneven coarse sandy soil.
Disappointed and scared they looked around. There was nothing except the dark dingy depressive air. They moved on to scan the God forsaken area further and viola! behind a huge boulder what they saw petrified them. Open mouthed and wonder struck they slowly closed in on to a low depression in the soil, where was lying a branch with large green leaves and at the end a strange kind of huge bright red flower. Picking it up boldly one of them brandished it in the air like an unexpected clue to a great discovery. Mesmerized for a while the idea struck them that surely their mission has something to do with this mystery.
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