the doors to the laboratory and caught a hovercab to his apartment. It was already in the early hours of the morning but his
mind was too busy thinking of his next move in his plan to feel tired. Going into the bedroom, he lay down and concentrated
Are you there?"
Trevor," Meehun’s voice sounded in Trevor’s head, "how are
haven’t gone too well for me here. Gina doesn’t believe me about you and the Neumites. If she doesn’t believe
me, I am sure The World Government won’t either."
think it would be easy for you, Trevor. Human’s are a suspicious people."
I have a plan but it will mean you helping. All of you, maybe."
can we do? What is the plan?"
you read my mind?" asked Trevor. He thought it would be easier than revealing
all the details in a conversation.
have to sleep for me to go so deeply," Meehun said, apologetically. "It
is not like surface thoughts."
put me to sleep and get on with it," Replied Trevor, "then let me know
what you think."
Trevor." Meehun’s response was immediate and Trevor slept.
of the speaking clock woke Trevor. He felt refreshed even though he had only slept a few hours. His immediate thoughts were
on Meehun and whether the Neumites could assist him in his plan. He again concentrated on Meehun but it was Losin that answered.
Trevor. Meehun and Neegon are having a meeting with the others. How are you?"
warm voice was like a refreshing breeze on a hot and humid day. He realised that he missed her.
fine, Losin. How are you?"
fine, too, Trevor. The little one inside me grows and develops well. Bonding with my mind." Her excited voice reflected the happiness she felt about their unborn child.
informed us of your problems with Gina. I am so sorry. I know you must be hurting."
foolish to expect her to believe," replied Trevor. "I am hoping Meehun
are discussing it now. They won’t let me into their minds because the little one is so precious to our people. They
don’t want to take any chances. Baheen is also pregnant. We share our happiness daily."
to go to work, Losin." Although he would have loved to continue talking
to Losin, he still had much to do and time was passing.
Trevor. We will talk again soon, I am sure of it." She left his mind and
he felt suddenly very lonely.
Gordon hoisted the first clone from the tube it had been in and lay it on a hospital trolley bed. It was a female with brown,
shoulder-length hair, about five foot eight inches in height. As he looked at her, Trevor mentally compared her to the Neumite
women. Her full, exquisite body would make her look like an Amazon in comparison. It was only then that he realised his own
physique must have appeared pretty awesome to the Neumites when they first saw him.
to the files she is to be an architect," said Gordon as he placed a numbered band on her wrist. He beckoned one of his colleagues.
It was now the job of another department to revive the woman and extensively check her health, a process that would take at
least two hours. Yet another department would supply her initial clothing and issue her with necessary credentials, credit
card and an apartment in one of the many housing blocks for clones. She would not be required to work until she had accustomed
herself to being a live human, that was usually two weeks with periodic health and mental examinations every two days.
where to take her, Harry" he said to the clone that responded to his beckoning. Harry smiled and wheeled her out of the department.
through the same process with the remaining five clones. As each one was laid out on a trolley, Trevor stood and looked at
them, mentally taking in all the details of their features so he would recognise then another time.
each of the other department and asked to be informed when each clone had been processed. It was an unusual request but both
departments assured him their would inform him.
"We had better
start doing the others," Trevor told Gordon. "We have just got time to prepare the consoles before we leave. I want to leave
as early as I can today."
asked, raising his eyes and grinning. He had noticed Trevor hadn’t spoken much about her since he had been back. Trevor
took a deep breath and blew it out slowly.
"No. We are
not seeing each other for a while."
at him with that screwed up, up-and-under look he often used.
quarrel?" he asked.
"A bit more
than that," replied Trevor, sighing. "But it will be all right. I’m working on it."
the rush to get home? Got a date with another girl?" Clones, both male and female, had no trouble getting dates. Their perfect
physiques and attractive looks drew the attentions of the opposite sex and they could more or less choose whomever they wanted.
Gordon dated a different girl almost every week. Trevor didn’t think he would ever settle down with just one even though
some of his choices got him in trouble with other men.
"No! I just
have things to do," answered Trevor.
help? Maybe to fight off those aliens for you. Kyeeee!" He did a few karate chops in the air then guffawed. Trevor grinned
back at him. He and Gordon had had a lot fun together in the five years they had been created.
call you if I need you," said Trevor. "Let’s finish up here."