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Their ancestry comprises Jewish, English and Russian genes. Quite a good mix, if you ask me. Catherine works for the government. Mark is a physicist with particular interest in time travel. To him, time travel involves perpetual movement between dimensions; each moment of our life we experience a different brane. Mark actually believes he has created a way of not only traveling through time but – most pivotal of all – telling the mind where one wants to go exactly. In his case it is not mere obsession that is the driving force. The protagonists have a ten – year old daughter, Emily, who suffers from an unknown genetic disease. Her brain tissue is rapidly degenerating and turning into useless mass. She is still capable of reason, though deterioration of cognitive functions is conspicuous. No one knows exactly how long she can last but it is estimated that‘’ no more than six months if the condition continues to exacerbate. ’’ Everyone in the family knows about the problem (to put it mildly). Including Emily, though she is trying to ignore the issue for as long as she possibly can. ‘’Are you out of your fucking mind!?’’ Catherine yells and violently gesticulates. ‘’Time travel is impossible, and even if it were possible‘’ she shakes her head after the last word ‘’No, this is simply ludicrous. Instead of spending time with your daughter, you sit in your hellhole and that’s it! That’s all you ever do!‘’ she slams the door in his face and walks out of the room. Mark is not a pussy whipped type. He just knows that Catherine is right. His inner uncertainty stemming from the conditioned mind does not allow for his project to be successful. And his project is something of a sui generis. The only problem is timing. Mark’s – let us call it – private study. In fact, it is a terra incognita to anyone but him. The protagonists live in a Victorian mansion , so such a move is perfectly feasible if we are dealing with a genius not always
Ninhursag…awareness of the times …. ‘’ I must finish this. His experiment is complete. ‘’Emily. ‘’I’ve found a cure . ‘’Can this really be enough to interfere?‘’ Mark doubts his own invention. it’s me. Smith manages to find the missing piece. what’s not part of my equation …’’ Akin to a truly wondrous bathtub moment. tempus to face the music. tell me sweet little lies . At least in theory. ‘’Ancient Mesopotamia. ‘’Agreed‘’ he responds by nodding to himself and moves on to bring Emily into the equation. ‘’It is gone … can I risk it with her?‘’ ‘’There is no other way and you know it‘’ intuition slams Mark. damn computer‘’ he is processing the same message over and over . ‘’Damn eyes. Literally. Theory does not success make. ‘’Mark thinks to himself as he stares at a verticallypositioned hexagonal structure in front of him.. Yet. It will help you.. Sumer. don’t be scared‘’ Smith says as he approaches the sleeping girl’s bed. there’s no other way.capable of facing the outside world according to ‘’conventional ’’ code of conduct . It must be done . you can’t disguise … ‘’Wait’’ he snaps out of mental squalor‘’ Disguise … what the hell am I missing here..‘’ How can this be enough to find my way? Theoretically. I do not fathom it.’’ . Do not ask me about the details. Tell me lies. daddy. mommy can’t know. … you can’t disguise … no. but you can’t tell anyone. Don’t do anything. all that can happen does happen. Mami. but …‘’ Mark picks up a small stone and throws it into the hexagonal space.
I got to think … ‘’ ‘’But … ‘’ ‘’I do understand your immanent curiosity. I’ve always been honest with you ‘’ Mark responds firmly . Emily. ‘’Is it safe for us?‘’ ‘’Emily. why is there sand everywhere and why … ‘’ ‘’Emily. get inside. daddy. Please. Make no mistake.'' Mark and Emily land in the middle of modern-day Iraq. Without it there is nothing anyone can do for you. ‘’You know that your condition is deteriorating. ‘’Don’t be‘’ says Mark as they both approach the hexagonal portal. A slim chance is better than no chance. not sure what else to do .’’ ‘’I know you do‘’ says Mark tentatively as both approach the corridor leading to the ‘’asylum’‘ area. what just happened. ‘’ I trust you.‘’ Come on. trust me. let me fathom what’s happening first. daddy ?‘’ Emily asks Mark.’’ ‘’It is a sound reasoning…I’m just frightened'’ she says while looking at the hexagonal device. you obviously got that scientific style from me‘’ Mark says. please wait for a moment. The only way to avoid total entropy within your brain is to find the ultimate expert that has ever walked upon this planet.‘’Fine daddy…I hope you know what you’re doing though‘’ Emily answers in a mature tone as she is rather used to her father’s panacea-speech. ‘’Where are we. . they are also many thousands of years prior to what your mental connotations imply .‘’ But please . not only they are in a parallel universe.‘’ Don’t be. ok?‘’ Emily nods slightly .’’ ‘’Where are we going to go.
just wait here. I’ll just walk around?‘’ says Mark .‘’ Yes. A ‘’ nod of acknowledgment ‘’ occurs between the males (a practice which . Apogee has been reached. slightly irritated. ‘’I’ll wait. ‘’I thought we agreed that …’’ ‘’No. though trusting her father enough to risk becoming a sheep. look daddy!’’ she keeps pointing in one direction. they scan Emily and – most importantly – the caduceus on Mark’s palm. ‘’Daddy!’’ shouts Emily. not sure what to expect both of the environs and his daughter. definitely homo erectus ! ’’ he exclaims and adds quickly‘’ Emily. ‘’They look like people … homo erectus?‘’ he is thinking out loud as Emily transfixes upon the newcomers. ‘’ I’ve got the pilot here. but please be visible all the time ? ‘’ she responds. where’s the caduceus !?‘’ ‘’I’ve it right here daddy‘’ she takes the token out of her pocket . Afterwards. Mark takes out his camera and zooms in. all is going to be just fine‘’ says Mark. see?‘’ he adds and then moves on into the unknown. ‘’There’s someone coming here. ‘’Ninhursag!‘’ Mark exclaims as he flashes the caduceus in front of the homo erectus.‘’ I’m going to be very distressed if you just drop off the map … ‘’ ‘’Don’t worry. you’ll be able to see me. not knowing what is going on. ‘’Don’t you ever … ah. Five ‘’humans’’ look at each other in the blink of an eye. ‘’What !?’’ he responds. no!’’ she shouts again and runs toward her father. Emily follows. never mind‘’ he ignores the problem and bolts toward the welcoming committee .‘’Emily.
They seem to be the representatives of a warrior class. ‘’Just as I thought. All of them are wearing green robes with images of caduceus somewhat embroidered. of course. though they might never happen in a parallel reality) Egyptian pyramids. She is not the only one. ‘’We’ll have to wait now ‘’ says the father as he turns around . A focused beam of blue light transports the two onto a Ziggurat . ‘’What’ll happen now.‘’ ‘’But how ‘’ she asks again . . ‘’There’s no one around …’ ‘’They’ll come eventually …‘’ says Mark as he continues to mentally devour the purview. ENKI is also using the sign. is it far?‘’ asks Emily as she holds her father’s hand . ‘’No ‘’ he responds assertively. Emily is told by Mark that caduceus is a symbol of NINHURSAG. utters a sound . he is indeed correct. ‘’I think he wants us to follow him‘’ says Mark.’’ ‘’Where are we going daddy. daddy?‘’ asks Emily.’’ ‘’You’ll see ’’ Smith responds with a beaming smile. What a vantage point .’’ Five minutes pass by.Emily finds interesting due to her particular focus on social norm evolutionary cycle) and one of them.’’ A prophet perhaps . The Ziggurat is much higher than the (non-existent as of yet. ‘’ I ‘m not seeing any …. This is Mark’s conclusion based on their ‘’ scale ‘’ color and height . A lot can be seen.‘’ Just wait. ‘’ Look . Emily notices a group of twenty reptilian figures approaching. ‘’Just wait. “ Indeed.’’ We’re gonna be there in a minute or so. seemingly their leader.
She already knows who he is. Still.‘’Are they here to protect Mami?‘’ asks Emily. possibly to appease distraught Emily. a blue beam coming from Earth’s orbit sends her directly in front of Mark and Emily. Adam has been created in E. ‘’ Before Mark even manages to contrive an encomium. She knows all there is to know. ‘’They’re here to ensure her safety. The field is monitoring our thought patterns. NINHURSAG appears. Her intentions are conveyed directly to Mark’s mind. Their piercing vertical pupils can read you like a book. she is the cocreator of homo sapiens sapiens. ‘’Yes’’ Mark nods vigorously. have wings and are of different complexion than commoners. Mark receives a communique from the goddess. NINHURSAG treats humanity as if they were her biological progeny. everyone is transported to E. we’d be instantly vaporized by the force field permeating the Ziggurat.DIN. A perfect slave race. If we attempted anything out of the ordinary. my child‘’ she finally utters a sentence in perfect ( virtually non-accented! ) English. It is established that the guard comprises twenty thousand reptilian warriors capable of mind-control and teleportation at will. She communicates in mental symbols instead of words. But NINHURSAG is not just another royal reptile.DIN by a powerful energy burst. They are taller. ‘’ ‘’MAMI!‘’ lizardish hisses can be heard coming from the Pretorian guard somewhere near the Ziggurat. . By infusing the DNA of homo erectus with that of the Anunnaki. I shall help you. Albino reptilians are the most powerful ones as they belong to royalty. I am aware of your request. She is a winged albino Draco measuring circa eight feet.‘’ You have mastered a true art. Emily. Akin to Roman emperors. Right brain hemisphere at work. ‘’You impress me.
. MAMI’’ says Emily and moves toward the Goddess. ‘’So fast!?’’ ‘’Yes. She nods and explains that she can read all. ‘’It’s done’’ MAMI hisses at Emily. Emily’s entire genetic code is visible in front of Ninhursag. ‘’Even now I feel better. I am impressed by your prowess.’’ ‘’Yes.’’ The reptile approaches Emily. It then moves back. ‘’Yes…yes…’’ MAMI hisses to herself. Inventing inter-dimensional travel is a huge feat… for a human.‘’Welcome to my laboratory’’ MAMI hisses. ‘’Mark. my dear child’’ the reptile hisses back. deep into the creature’s eyes. ‘’Not your inner divine spark. Emily looks up. little child’’ she points at Emily. remember? I know you better than you will ever know yourself. smiling. Suddenly. How did you learn about me?’’ Before Mark can even gather his thoughts to respond.’’ ‘’What!?’’ Mark almost jumps. ‘’You’re cured. ‘’This is the place where your species emerged from. overwhelmed beyond belief. ‘’Come here. the reptile already knows.’’ ‘’What about consciousness.’’ Mark and Emily look around in wonder. showing all of Emily’s ancestors along with their genetic codes. soul?’’ Mark continues. Ninhursag moves toward some sort of a control panel in front of her. Much better. ‘’I created your species. She hisses and her tongue behaves just like the one of a snake. ‘’We created your body’’ she says. Thank you’’ Emily says. not knowing why the philosophical question. ‘’I will deal with this defect at once.
They hold the secret of consciousness. even after death. my child’’ the reptile looks at her and Mark. ‘’I did this because your father’s intellectual capability impressed me. Everything is visible. ‘’Dulce is merely … an extension of my own research.’’ Emily and Mark follow MAMI. ‘’That’s exactly it. They control you that way. ‘’Unfortunately’’ the lizard continues. Would you like to see the LU. They see many reptiles and other aliens walking around.’’ ‘’Is Dulce real?!’’ Mark blurts out. little child’’ Ninhursag responds. ‘’Do you mean the hybrids?’’ ‘’Yes. ‘’You’re not going to be returned to your reality. ‘’That’s all you need to know. Not all approve. ‘’Homo sapiens sapiens is still infertile but that will soon change. ‘’I’m afraid so’’ MAMI concludes.LU?’’ ‘’Yes’’ responds Emily.’’ The lizard explains that there is no such thing as ‘’junk DNA’’ and whoever claims that is an arrogant fool.’ ‘’Yes’’ the reptile hisses and nods. I never met a human who could travel between branes before. a lot of narrow corridors.’’ ‘’The story of Adam and Eve…forced to leave the garden…. MAMI shows them a homo erectus being injected with some kind of ‘’treatment. The facility has a ‘’51-ish’’ feel to it.’’ ‘’Come.‘’That was nothing.’’ . My kind loves games and parables.’’ ‘’How come you…?’’ ‘’I am aware of many realities’’ the reptile interrupts Emily’s question before she can ask it. They are the predator that exploits your own genetic heritage to enslave you.
of course I was’’ concludes Mark. Mark DID consider that. . ‘’Come. ‘’She understands everything. ‘’I understand and I know there’s no way around this. a note of disappointment can be detected in his voice as he looks at Emily. He keeps reassuring himself that there is no other way…and yet – deep down – he is unsure how his ‘’reunion’’ is going to turn out.’’ The message appears to calm Emily down. Surely.Happiness evaporates. ‘’Yes. do you?’’ Ninhursag scrutinizes the girl. Mark and Emily have no idea what to do.’’ ‘’Yes’’ Mark nods. Your progeny is aware as well. you’ll be send to a very similar reality where the same happened. but…as demands grow…so does the appetite? ‘’Despair not. He believes that Emily will adapt faster. what to think. Someone’s gone and hasn’t come back. MAMI’’ responds Emily. There will be balance.’’ ‘’I was aware of this. a glimmer of hope…’’ ‘’Only fools consider hope to be a serious guide through life’’ the Draco asserts. You will follow me.’’ Mark’s bliss comes with a tinge of disappointment. ‘’Still. I believe. I feel sad…’’ ‘’This is a perpetual process’’ Ninhursag states. ‘’You know what is going to happen. We’ll take their place.’’ ‘’Emily. ‘’Someone else will undoubtedly take your place. perhaps she will not have to adapt at all.
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