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Paradise Apple - Part 1 N. T. Anderson
Chapter 1. -Are you sure about this? -About what? These are our orders. -I see your point, but do really think we should follow the orders of these humans? Their species were the ones that sided with our creator’s enemies all those years ago, Zargare. And we were the ones that cleaned up their mess when we returned here fifty years ago, Milgare. We’re both old, and I see their reason why they ask us to seek replacements for us. Zargare and Milgare left the room after they had that conversation. Both of them were products of the lost Atlantian technology. Zargare was the girl while Milgare was the boy. Zargare and Milgare both were the architects of the systems the Soviet world Federation used in that men only made up five percent of the total population inside the soviet world federation. In a word, humans were manufactured in factories in order to maintain the ratio of one male per nineteen females. It was all in the name of peace. Of course the west never bought it. Countries like the United States saw such things as an anathema, and an affront to their country’s popular religion. Peace. That was something all myth when it came to humans, thought Zargare. The other reason for the system was to forestall the coming of another global war like the such both Zargare and Milgare saw the Soviets win when their two star battleships entered the moon’s orbits after entering the solar system upon the two ship’s deceleration from light speed. Zargare thought about this as she walked to the base commander’s office to discus the nature of her new orders. Milgare was doing the same for sure. Reaching the office, Zargare asked the man the sat at the desk, <“Do you wish to see me, sir?”> The man glanced at Zargare with a face devoid of emotion as he replied, “Yes. You did receive the order slip I hope?” Zargare Nodded as she flashed the slip of paper. At the man’s side stood a woman who typed with one hand every word of the conversation. Her face was as inhuman as the man she was assigned to both watch and monitor and record his every action and word. The monitor only glanced at Zargare as she typed away at her pad with her right hand as the other hand supported the touch screen she held that was her pad.“Have you decided the country at which you will begin your search, Zargare?” At this Zargare nodded as she handed the man in front of her, a slip of paper written in Esperanto, the official language of the Soviet World Federation, ‘Alaska’. Reading the single word, the man glared at Zargare, as he said to her, “You do understand that this country is not a member state of the SWF, Zargare. May I suggest a list of humans undergoing maturation? It would save you a lot of time, and us much funding.”> Zargare shook her head at the man in front of her, who raised his brow and said, <“I see.”>Turning to leave the room, Zargare heard the man say to her, <“In that case, Please report to the nearest airbase as soon as possible for transport to your desired destination.”> Zargare Nodded as she left the room to comply with the commander’s request. As Zargare walked, Milgare met up with her. <“Where are you going, Zargare?”> Zargare turned to her rival and replied, <“To Alaska to find a mimesis material.”> <“You have got to be kidding, Zargare.”> Zargare just glared at Milgare with disbelief. <“Where I go, Milgare, and who I pick is my business.”> <“Oh really, Zargare. After all I heard you say about humans? I have to say you gone senile!”> <“Our kind does not age, Milgare. I was fourteen when the converted me into a mimesis, and I will always look like girl whose fourteen, Milgare. I’m already over halfway through my life-span of fifteen-thousand years. We both are!”> Milgare just rolled his eyes. <“What I’m wondering, Zargare, is why you’re such a bitch.”> Milgare was also ten when they converted him into a mimesis. He did look very handsome for someone who was supposed to be ten in appearance.
Zargare just scoffed as she laid both hands on her hips and glared at Milgare with a look of raw contempt. Turning around, Milgare walked away as he flipped off Zargare and said, <“I’ll be in the maturation labs if you need me. If ever!”> Zargare just balled her hand in midair as she shook with rage. It was then that Zargare regained her composure as she continued on her way. Milgare was also an eternal preteen like Zargare. Both were created as the all purpose universal item. An artificial life form with the ability to morph into anything and everything--as is the nature of a universal item known as a mimesis. But the one thing that Zargare was wondering was the fact of why they wanted another two mimesis. They already had herself and Milgare. From what Zargare knew of Alaska, it had once been part of the country known as the United States. But had recently become a state in itself for both economic and political reasons—namely after the SWF's invasion and occupation of the place had failed due to US intervention, and thus was a country that was still in the process of getting to its feet as one of the world powers. Zargare thought of such a thing as laughable given the fact that the Soviet World Federation had control of almost a third of the world. -----------------It took half an hour of walking, but Zargare came to the bus terminal. Walking up to the desk, the woman who sat behind it noticed Zargare and said to her, <“Oh, Zargare! This is a surprise. Why are you here? Don’t you have work at the genetic development and prototype maturation department?”> Looking up at her, Zargare smiled and replied, <“Not today. I have business overseas in the west. And I need a ticket to for a bus that will take me to the nearest airbase so I may board a plane that will fly me to Alaska.”> At once a worried expression flashed across the woman’s face as she said, <“Alaska? Isn’t that one of the countries still controlled by men?”> Zargare nodded as she then heard this woman say to her, <“I have to say that men from those countries are a bunch of pigs whose lust is totally out of control! None of them take MPA like we make the men here do!”> Zargare smirked. <“Sounds scary,”> said Zargare who now wanted to board the bus and end the conversation. <“I know, right?”> said the woman who was completely into the current topic of conversation. Smiling the woman then cradled her chin in her hands as she said to Zargare, <“And the worst thing about them is the fact that they mate and breed just like animals in heat do! They even take and draw pictures of it--for fun! It’s totally gross!”> What this woman referred to was normal human behavior. Personally, Zargare couldn’t care less about it. Being eternally fourteen, Zargare experienced lust, but being a mimesis had the advantage of reigning that in altogether. There was also good reason for the existence of lust, and that was Death comes for everyone eventually--even both Zargare and Milgare. Deciding to end the conversation, Zargare said to the woman, <“I wish I could talk to you a bit longer, but I really have a bus to catch.”> <“Really? There’s just too much I want to tell you about where you’re going, Zargare.”> 'All of which is wrong,' thought Zargare. <“I really am sorry,”> answered Zargare as she began to walk away. <“Just be very careful when you get there. Okay.”> Zargare nodded at her as she left her sight. Walking for a few moments, Zargare came to a bench and sat down. Looking around, Zargare watched the gears of her contrived society turn as the woman walked together in groups of two or three, and the men with there ever present monitors walking beside them as the people Zargare saw conversed among themselves about the various events of their lives both personal, political, and those relating to where each group would their time while having their next meal. In a word, Zargare found all of this to be quite stoic in its own way.
Seeing the bus arrive, Zargare rose from the bench as she then walked towards the bus. Boarding the bus, Zargare flashed her ID card and then walked down the isle to pick a seat. Finding a seat, Zargare sat down, and stared out the window as the bus pulled away from the station and picked up speed. As Zargare sat, she heard that she herself became the subject of the conversation from the bus passengers. Five minutes passed, and the bus came to the gate of the airbase. When the bus came to a stop, the door opened, and two female guards boarded the bus to verify the clearance of each passenger on the bus. One by one the two guards made their way down the isle until they came to Zargare and froze as the two women went pale from the fact of seeing Zargare’s face. <“Oh my god,”> said one of them, <“It’s Zargare!”> The two females were ecstatic at the sight of Zargare. <“Can I get your autograph?”> asked one of them. Zargare nodded as she took the sheet of paper and signed her name on it. Zargare could see a look of excitement on her face as she handed the sheet back to her. The two guards then continued their walk down the isle of the bus to verify the clearance of everyone there. When the two women were satisfied with everyone, they walked back to the front of the bus and talked to the driver and telling her that she was clear to continue. Leaving the bus, the two female guards waved the bus onwards. The bus once again picked up speed as it rolled past the checkpoint. The bus then accelerated to a speed of thirty miles per hour. Zargare watched as the concrete buildings passed by. After three minutes, the bus pulled into a bus station. When the bus came to a stop, Zargare got up from the seat and walked to the front of the bus. Getting off the bus, Zargare looked around and then proceeded to walk her way to the where the transport plane waited. -----------------Reaching the plane, Zargare boarded the aircraft and spoke with the pilot who said to Zargare with disbelief, <“You’re going to Alaska?”> Zargare nodded at her as she said in reply, “That’s right. But I am not at liberty to explain.”> The pilot only pursed her lip and then said to Zargare, <“If that’s the case, then pick a seat a sit down. It is going to be quite a while before we arrive.”> -------------------Milgare reached the maturation labs. The commander had told him about Zargare going to Alaska. Of course it was after Zargare had told him herself. The relationship between himself and Zargare was that of rivals. And the thing that Milgare hated the most about it, was the fact the soviet women treated Zargare like a mini-goddess. Milgare gritted his teeth at the thought of this. They owed every bit as much to him as they did to that damn Zargare. And what enraged Milgare the most, was how wantonly they disregarded the very fact of this. Like Zargare, Milgare was Cyan-haired—a side effect of being converted into a mimesis of light. Reaching the head of the department, Milgare saw it was another man that stood as his monitor watched him work like a hawk watching the ground below. The monitor was the first to notice Milgare as he walked past her and got the man's attention. Annoyance broke the blank look on the monitor's face as she said to Milgare, <“The doctor is busy! I ask that you leave forthwith.”> <“Like hell,”> said Milgare as he answered the bitch, <“I'm here to place an order by the command of the base commander.”> The monitor just looked at Milgare with hate. Hearing Milgare, the department head, turned around and smiled as he said to him, <“Milgare! It's nice to see you again.”> Nodding Milgare said, <“As am I. I'm here to place a production order of one human female of the mid-teen age range. She also needs to have a body type of the following measurements.”>
The measurements Milgare wrote down, was for a girl who was very attractive with D-cup sized breasts, stout hips, 160 centimeters high, and being around 55kilograms in weight. Seeing the written down specifications, The department head smiled as he said, <“It's been a while since anybody put in an order like this. I'll order her production forthwith.”> Smiling, Milgare thanked him as he left the lab. And as Milgare left the lab, the monitor said to him, <“You had no right to have done that.”> <“I was following my orders,”> Milgare spat. The monitor narrowed her eyes as she heard Milgare say to her, <“This may come as a surprise to you, but if it was not for me, you wouldn't be able make anybody clean your ass for you like you make your man do for you daily.”> Milgare could see the rage dancing in her eyes as the monitor glared at Milgare. The monitor then slapped Milgare; but instead of striking flesh, the monitor's hand slapped against hardened armor-grade iron. There was a crunch as half the bones in her hand shattered. Clutching her hand, the monitor cried out in pain as Milgare left the lab. 'I'm going to the heavens in a week,' thought Milgare as he returned to his room. ------------------------
Chapter 2. The trip took two days. Zargare was bored as she sat and looked at the ground below. They were nearing Alaska. She could tell by the fact of the water below them. Getting up from her seat, Zargare walked up and down the isle until one of the crew-women approached Zargare and asked her, <“Have any plans in Alaska?”> <“What do you mean?”> Zargare asked. <“I mean what it is you're going to be doing there,”> answered the woman. Zargare sat down in the nearest seat and looked up at her as she said to her, <“I am just going there to find somebody to convert into a mimesis like myself.”> The woman wowed as she sat next to Zargare. <“Who do you think it would be? It better not be a boy. Those are gross.”> <“Would you stop that!?”> said Zargare, <“Humans aren’t really like that at all!”> The Woman made no attempt to hide her shock as she glared at Zargare agape with disbelief. <“What did you say?”> she said to Zargare. It was then that the bitch said to Zargare, <“I happen to know how sinful those ‘humans’ are, Zargare. The Soviet World Federation will always be better than those countries where humans mate like a pair of dogs in heat, and as such disorder their society with sin.”> Zargare wanted to scream at her! It was then that Zargare decided to tell this ‘woman’ about some of the things she saw before she and the other ships caused the great flood. <“Bullshit,”> answered Zargare to the woman beside her who was enraged by these words. And before she could open her mouth to contort, Zargare said to her, <“All humans will be sinful no matter what. Even ones that are manufactured. I know because their nature is slightly better than unchanged from the time of old Atlantis 14,000 years ago. But it was a lot worse than it is now.”> The woman was laughing. <“Atlantis? There was no such place. There's no evidence to support your claim”> <“Wrong,”> answered Zargare, <“You're talking to the evidence. I was there fighting a war! And I am one of those whose responsible for Atlantis' destruction when myself and five other starships caused sea levels to rise for forty days and forty nights when we bombarded the polar icecaps using both lasers and atomic weapons. And the thing I noticed about human, is granted they're better then they were 14,000 years ago, but little has really changed. Namely your treatment of men— especially my rival Milgare.”> The woman just glared at Zargare as she turned her head away and said nothing. Silence was just another form of saying no. This woman did not believe her. And that was okay. Zargare did not need to prove anything at all—unlike the the whole of the human race. It was like this for the next several hours as Zargare sat in her seat and glanced out the window from time to time. Soon it came time to make the jump. As Zargare got up from her seat, she walked over to the back of the plane. One of the women offered Zargare a parachute, but Zargare refused when she said to the woman, <“Thanks, but that is completely unnecessary,”> as an umbrella morphed from Zargare’s right arm. Stepping towards the open door, Zargare opened the umbrella and jumped from the plane. ------------------
It took no more than three minutes to land, and Zargare caused the umbrella to morph back into an arm. That never seems to get old, Zargare mumbled to herself as she looked at her reflection in a nearby puddle of water. The person Zargare saw staring back at her was a girl that was really attractive, had red skin, short cyan hair, and metallic gold eyes. The outfit Zargare saw herself wearing in her reflection was a black turtle-neck jacket, a dark gray skirt, and a pair of skin-tight boots that were both knee-high. Content with her appearance and wear, Zargare began to walk in the direction of the city known as Anchorage. Getting there an hour later, Zargare looked around at the men, women, and children as they walked about the sidewalks going about their day. Almost at once, Zargare could see the people around her glaring at her. It was then that a group of five young men about in their teens approached Zargare and surrounded her. It was at this moment that one of them, clearly their leader, stepped in front of Zargare and looked her in the eyes as he said to her, “Hey baby. Where’s the fire?” Zargare stopped walking as she looked up at the boy in front of her. “Leave her alone, Zack,” said another who joined the group Zargare saw it was a girl about age fifteen. This girl gave Zack a dirty look as she said to him, “We are supposed to looking for what we are going have for our dinner, Zack. Not trying to convince some girl to jump into bed with you. Not that it is the first time you tried as gross as the idea is.” “Isn’t getting the food we all eat Claus’ job, Shirley. I do remember sending him to get some from the market place,” said Zack with a smirk and ignoring Shirley’s remark. “We’re all supposed to pitching in today, Zack. If you had not noticed, we’re running low on everything,” said Shirley as she face palmed. Noticing Zargare, Shirley walked up to her, knelt, and said, “Did he give you any trouble? He can be such a bum sometimes.” Zargare in reply, said to Shirley, “Not really. Although I’m wondering if you’ll give me a place to stay for the night. I just arrived here.” Shirley smiled as she said, “Sure. One night is fine.” Zack at once objected as he said, “What!? You want to take her in? We barely have room for ourselves, let alone another--even on a good day!” “I thought you were all for taking this girl home with you,” answered Shirley with a chuckle. At these words, Zack’s face grew bright red as he averted his gaze from Shirley. Shirley only laughed at his reaction as she said, “Boys these days. Come on, Everyone. Let’s call it a day.” -----------------There were many words Zargare thought of when she saw their abode at first glance. None of them related in any way to the words refined or pristine. It was slightly better than worse when she walked through the front door. Looking around, Zargare said, “This place has seen better days.” “That’s for sure, but it’s all we’ve got at this point,” relied Shirley as she smiled at Zargare. “It looks like Claus is home. And he has gotten all the food we’re going to eat,” said a girl. “Who is this Claus?” asked Zargare “He’s the weirder one of the boys that lives with us. I personally think all boys are weird, but by far he’s as weird as they come. He never even steals anything of value like the rest of us! He always purchases with money, and only things like books and our food. He spends almost all his time in that room of his, except the times he comes down to eat or leaves to get our food for us or leaves for days before returning. Claus is very reliable, and that’s why I’ve allowed him to live here. The one rule I have is that to live here, you have to provide for the others that live here, and getting our food is how Claus does this,” answered Shirley.
Zargare did not give this a second thought; but she did think that this Claus sounded like a very interesting and intelligent boy, and Zargare now desired greatly to meet Claus. “By the way,” said Shirley as she turned her gaze upon Zargare. Making eye contact with Shirley, Zargare heard Shirley ask her, “What’s your name?” To this Zargare replied, “It’s Zargare.” “That’s a strange name,” said Shirley, “But a nice one.” “Thank you,” said Zargare. “Not a problem,” said Shirley with a giggle. It was at this moment that both Shirley and Zargare heard one of the upstairs doors open, close after a moment, and then heard footsteps of someone coming downstairs. “Speak of the devil,” said Shirley as Zargare saw a man about in his early twenties with short white hair with dark-brown streaks came into sight. Getting a better look at him, Zargare saw Claus to be both striking and halfway androgynous in his general appearance. He had hazel eyes that held a penetrating gaze and wore a pair of elliptical eyeglasses. The main feature that stood out was the 6 that was on his forehead Claus was rather tall and wore clothing that consisted of ex-military wear--namely those from the Soviet World Federation. Claus’ face was completely stoic as he laid his eyes onto Zargare and then began to walk up to her. Claus got within an arm’s reach of Zargare before he turned to Shirley and asked her, -Who is this girl, Shirley? Claus' voice was mechanical with a booming and musical accent as it came from a collar around his neck. Shirley gave Claus a dirty look as she replied, “She is Zargare. She’ll be staying with us for the night.” Claus smirked as he turned around and walked towards the pile of bread that sat on the table. Picking up a small loaf of wheat, Claus took a bite out of it as he asked Shirley, -So. Where will she be sleeping? It was then that Zargare spoke up as she said, “If you don’t mind at all, I would like to sleep in his room,” pointing to Claus. Shirley was both speechless and agape and then recomposed herself as she said, “You’ve got to kidding.” Claus on the other hand showed nothing less than indifference as he said, “What ever. She could do what she wants.” Claus then turned around and headed back upstairs to his room. “That’s a first,” said Shirley. “What do you mean?” asked Zargare. Shirley looked at her as if she was insane as Shirley said to Zargare, “After what I’ve told you of the boy? The rest of us can’t really stand him. He does not even use his mouth to speak, and you want to spend time with Claus?” Nodding, Zargare said, “I sure do. Which way is his room?” Lowering her head, Shirley replied, “It’s the first door you see when you head upstairs.” And it was then that Zargare began to make her way upstairs. ------------------
Chapter 3. Gunfire reverberated the air as Claus ran through the streets of a ruined city. He was in a group of three other solders. -V-06. What is your mission status? Said a female voice over the radio. -Both my fire-team, and fire-team Beta are in position and clear to proceed with the mission objective, Claus replied as a female solder walked up to him. It was at this moment that the female voice on the radio said to Claus, -Roger that, V-06. You and your fire-teem are clear to proceed. Your orders are to eliminate all insurgents on sight. Am I clear, V-06? -Yes, Maim. Proceeding with mission. -Copy, that, V-06. Happy hunting. Control out. Claus turned to the female solder who stood next to him and said to her, -We are proceeding with the mission. <“Already?”> asked the female solder as the other two, also female walked up to Claus and looked at him. -Our orders are to eliminate all insurgents we find and see, said Claus to his fire-teem. All three of Claus' women went pale as one of them said to Claus, <“But there's children in there. Are we really going to kill them too?”> -Do you want Us to be shot for disobeying orders? Answered Claus as he began to walk into the building. Claus then ordered them to follow as the four of them entered the building. It was then that Claus jumped out of the way as a hail of gunfire plastered one of his women, and finished her before she even hit the ground. Firing through the wall, Claus heard a cry, and then the thud of a body hitting the ground. Looking over the side of the wall, Claus confirmed his kill, and then ordered his two women to scout ahead of him—only to hear the sound of a fire-fight, and then seeing their vitals on his HUD become straight lines. Stiffening his lip, Claus decided to proceed with his mission as he began to run throughout the building and cutting-down everyone he saw. -----------------------------There was a knock at the door of his room as Claus awoke from his dream. Rising from his futon, Claus grabbed a handgun from a bookcase, and walked towards the door to his room. ‘This better be good,’ he thought as he opened the door. Seeing Zargare standing at its entry, Claus said to her, -What do you want? I’m busy! “May I come in?” asked Zargare as she looked Claus in the eyes. Claus said nothing as he pondered the question. It was at this moment that he turned around and allowed Zargare to enter his room. -Just don’t touch anything unless I say, mumbled Claus as he closed the door to his room. Looking around, Zargare could see an entire wall that was covered with bookcases--all but one were filled with books and was used as a gun rack which Zargare saw a soviet made SMG and several other weapons being kept there—of which Claus added the handgun he was holding to it. Turning around, Zargare saw a desk that had a light blue Remington typewriter sitting at the desk’s center. Also on the desk was a small oil lamp that provided the only light in the room, a record player, a few books that lay open, and a stack of papers. On the other side of the room sat a mirror. And lastly in the room's center hung a birdcage that held a raven that watched her like a hawk. Seeing Claus return to his futon, Zargare saw him lay down and stare at the ceiling as his eys began a scanning motion that indicated thought. Rising from his futon, Claus walked over to the mirror, and removed his shirt. From what Zargare could see, Claus’ back, chest, and belly were covered with over thirty scars and various protrusions metal fused to his body as well as the fact of him being slightly underfed. It was then that Claus became half-nude as he walked over to his typewriter and sat down on the futon that he used as a seat. From what Zargare could tell from this boy, he was completely indifferent to the fact of a girl seeing him like this and seeing him nude. A fact that confirmed Zargare's suspicions that The Soviets had worked on him and altered him in some way.
Zargare then saw Claus open a compartment to his desk and take out the loaf of bread that he had taken earlier, and began to eat it. Seeing that the compartment to his was still open, Zargare looked inside and saw that Claus had an entire stash of food. Most all of the food Zargare saw were halfway spoiled at worst, and a couple days old at best. Claus did not seem to mind at all as he ate. Turning to Zargare, Claus asked her, -Aren’t you going to eat? “Don’t need any for a while,” replied Zargare who saw Claus shrug. “Why are you naked?” asked Zargare as she looked at Claus’ body and saw he was more mature that she first thought. -A habit, he answered as he walked to a pile of clothes to redress. Looking around the room some more, Zargare looked at the bird cage hanging from the ceiling that had the raven inside that looked at her. Turning to Claus who had now redressed, Zargare asked him, “How old are you?” -I’m fourteen, Claus replied as his eyes moved down Zargare’s figure. -You’re just a kid, he said. “When I want to be,” Zargare answered. It was then that Claus walked over to his desk and got out some food as he then walked over to the cage.
Opening the cage, Claus allowed the bird inside to perch onto his right forearm as fed the raven with his left. Claus then froze as if someone had said something to him. Seeing Claus nod, she then saw Claus glance at her and then turned his gaze back to the bird that sat on his arm. It seemed like the two were having a chat. Scanning the various radio waves, Zargare found that the two were having a chat. They were communicating electronically! -Who’s that female, Claus? -I don’t know for sure. She’s new and I know nothing about her. -Are you going to spending time with her instead of me? -Look I don't really know her, Kielko. She was the one who came up her with me. I did not invite her in. -I don't know about that, Claus. There just is not anything I would call normal about that girl there. I want her gone, Claus! You know how I feel about humans other than you. -Who’s your friend, Claus? asked Zargare Electronically as she sat down on the futon. Claus had heard Zargare and looked at Zargare with nothing less than shock on his face. Giving Zargare a dirty look, Claus said to her, -You heard us? Zargare only nodded as Claus sat down next to her on the futon. It was then that Zargare saw a number tattooed onto the side of Claus’ neck. It explained everything about why this Claus was able to communicate electronically. He was part of testing program done by the Soviet world federation during their occupation of Alaska which ended with revolution backed by the united states. “That number,” said Zargare as she looked at Claus’ neck. -That? It’s the reason the others don’t like me, Zargare. I was their favorite and the others were not. They rebuilt my urinary tract and did something to my head--adding to it something they called a computer and electronic communications equipment. At least that’s what they told me when I asked them. I can out-think anyone, I can record what I read, I can even hear and speak with radio as well as see picture that fill my sight whenever I want as well as watch TV, answered Claus who then pointed to his collar and smiled as he said to Zargare, -And this collar that you see is what I use to talk. “Don't you ever speak through your mouth Claus?” Zargare asked only to see Claus give her a puzzled look as he said in reply, -What do you mean? This is how I've always talked to others. Zargare was agape. This Claus was somebody that had never once in his life had ever used speech to communicate. Zargare then grinned and smiled. Claus’ In-Brain-Computer was the exact prototype she had designed and built for the Soviet government ten years ago—as was his collar. And she was glad to hear of its use. More and more Zargare liked this Claus. And it was then that Zargare decided to convert Claus into a mimesis like herself.
Looking Claus in the eyes, Zargare asked him, “How would you like another power?” Claus looked away as he replied, -I don’t really know. I do pretty much have what I want in this room. Would you mind showing me what you mean? Nodding, Zargare rose from the futon and walked to the center of the room. Reaching the room’s center, Zargare’s enter body glowed brightly as she changed form into a clock, sat as a clock for a few moments, and then glowed brightly again as Zargare morphed back into her original form. Walking over the Claus’ side again, Zargare sat back down on the futon and asked Claus, “What do you think? Now that’s my power. And it can be yours as well if you agree for me to give you it.” Claus seemed more than willing when he nodded at Zargare who then kissed him as a bright light engulfed the entire room as Zargare, Claus, and Kielko all vanished into thin air. ------------------------------------
Chapter 4. -Where are we? asked Claus as he looked around. Where-ever they now were, they sure weren’t at the house any longer. “We’re in hell. Or at least that’s the name you humans have for the place,” replied Zargare who looked around at the ice, snow, and frozen sand that seemed to on as far as the eye could see. And it was cold! Claus, Seeing Zargare’s forearms seem to vanish, they then reappeared with two heavy coats. Throwing one of them to Claus, who caught the garment, heard Zargare say to him, “Put this on. You will need it for the trip ahead.” It was then that Zargare turned around and walked past Claus who himself turned and saw a girl about his age but nude. And she was hot! Claus then saw Zargare lay her hand onto the girl as clothes morphed onto her. And it was then that Zargare dressed the girl in the coat that she had in hand. Zargare then set her forehead against the girl’s, and then said to her, “Can you understand what I am saying to you?” and to this the girl nodded as she answered, “Yes.” -Who is she? asked Claus as he stepped forward. Turning around to face Claus, Zargare said to him, “That’s Kielko there, Claus.” There was disbelief in his eyes. “It’s true,” said the girl. “I took the liberty of downloading the workings and vocabulary of the English Language so the three of us may speak,” said Zargare. From what Claus could see of his Kielko, she was quite shy and a bit scared. Zargare then turned around and began walking. Looking at Kielko, Claus said to her, -I think we should follow her, Kielko. Hearing this, Zargare turned to them and said, “Nice name.” Blushing, Kielko nodded as she then heard Zargare say to both she and Claus, “The golden rule of this place is that you never leave my side no matter what or unless I say it’s safe to. Because the place in here we are going, the ones that live there are so deadly, they put the deadliest of humans to shame a dozen times over. Am I clear?” Both Kielko and Claus nodded as the three of them began to walk in a direction. Turning to Kielko, Claus said to her, -Well at least I can speak to you freely now, Kielko. Kielko Gave Claus a dirty at his joke. “The place she told us about sure sounds scary,” said Kielko. Claus only nodded. Turning his gaze onto Zargare, Claus thought to him self, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ Looking at Kielko, Claus saw she was really cute. She had Raven hair, gray eyes, and pale skin that contrasted beautifully with her hair as well as a petite build. -I have to say you make a really good looking human woman, said Claus as his eyes scanned down Kielko’s figure. And at once Kielko blushed as she looked down at herself and then patted herself down with her hands as her face grew bright red. Claus only laughed at this as Kielko said, “Don’t laugh. You don’t know how scary this is!” -I guess you really scared of humans, Kielko, said Claus with suppressed laughter as Kielko gave Claus a dirty look as she said to him, “So you prefer humans over me now, Claus? I should be enough for you.” Claus was agape as he glared at Kielko as if she was insane. Averting his gaze from Kielko, Claus remembered all of those brothels he spent time in between his missions working with the Alaskan Police. “Okay you two,” said Zargare, “That’s enough. And yes, Kielko. You’re human right now. And the reason for it is the fact that anybody who enters this place reverts to human form. So like it or not, Kielko, you’re human for the duration of our time spent in this place.” and it was at this moment that all three of them began to walk again. And they did walk for what seemed like forever. Until the three of them came within sight of a large walled city. “There it is,” said Zargare, “We’ve finally have arrived at our destination: the city of Pandemonium--the capital of this place.” ----------------------------------------
The three reached the outskirts of the city. -This place looks like a dump, said Claus as both he and Kielko looked around. Entering the city itself twenty minutes later, the first thing Claus noticed was the fact of everyone in the city being girls; and every one of them good looking! At once they started to leer at Claus with their eyes scanning him. “What ever you do, Claus, stay away from them. Those are fallen angles that are watching us.” Zargare could see them already at work attempting to use Claus’ lust as a tool to lure him away from the group. And then just as Zargare feared, a group of two of them approached Claus and said to him, “Why hello there.” Claus stopped as looked at them and blushed. “Get away from him!” yelled Zargare. The two fallen angles just glared at Zargare was hate. “What did you just say?” demanded one of them as she stepped in front of Zargare and looked down at her. The fallen angle seeing Zargare’s early teen form, spat, “You’re just a brat!” ‘That’s it!’ thought Zargare who was now seeing red. Looking around Zargare saw Claus was nowhere to be seen! Seeing Kielko laying on the ground knocked out, Zargare clinched her teeth as she said, “Shit! She made off with him!” The other angle was gone as well! ‘I must find him and soon. If Claus becomes intimate with a fallen angle, He’ll become enslaved to her both body and soul! And if that happens, I’ll never get him back!’ --------------------------------------
Chapter 5. -Where exactly are we going? asked Claus as the fallen angle led him by the hand. They were running. “Back to my place,” she replied with a giggle. “After all, I want to show you a good time there.” Turning around, the fallen angle only saw a puzzled look in Claus’ eyes. Looking at the Fallen angle, Claus saw she was a very good looking girl. Looking away from her, Claus said, -I must really be getting back. Zargare won’t be very happy with me if stay way fo-- The Fallen angle grabbed Claus and deep kissed him before he could say another word. By the time she was done kissing him, Claus was blushing. Looking into his eyes, the Fallen angle said to Claus, “You don’t need that little girl. You can have me as your girlfriend, and I’ll let you sleep with me in my bed.” She then began to move Claus’ hand until it lay on her breast as she then asked, “So what do you say?” “Stop right there, you whore!” yelled Zargare as she had Kielko on her back with the fireman’s carry. “And just when it was getting good,” growled the Fallen angle as she glared at Zargare. Walking up to her, Zargare said to the fallen angle, “That boy is the one I’ve chosen to convert into a mimesis. I will need him later.” “To convert into a mimesis you say?” said another female voice. And at once Zargare grew pale. It was satin! Satin, seeing Claus standing there, walked up to him and said to him, “I have to say how adorable and good looking you are.” Claus looked at her and saw the same applied to this girl in a big way. “Get away from her, Claus!” cried Zargare. Satin only smiled as she said to Zargare, “Come now. I was about to say I’m all for you converting this boy into creature of your same type. I’m guessing you’re here to convince one of my girls to fuse with the boy?” At one the fallen angle that stood next to Claus stepped forward as she said, “In that case, I’ll join with him.” Satin smirked, as an icy smile stretched across her face. “By all means, Niadai,” said Satin as she thought, ‘This is going to turn out better than I’ve thought.’ “I’ll even let you three and Niadai stay at my palace to conduct the required ritual, and even treat you three to a banquette as my honored guests. After all, is very rare that I have guests visiting my domain,” said Satin as she turned around and left as she said to the three, “I’ll be expecting you three in an hour; so be prompt.” -------------------“She’ll be fine. Just needs some rest,” said Niadai as tucked Kielko into a bed. Zargare looked out the window. Entering the room, Claus asked Zargare, -Was that supposed to happen? “In a word,” answered Zargare. “What’s a mimesis, Zargare?” asked Claus. “Good question,” answered Zargare. “I don’t really know myself, Claus. I am indeed a mimesis, but I can’t explain the exact reason why I have the ability to change form like when I first showed you, but I do know it has to do with the fact that we mimesis have an angle as our core,” said Zargare as she looked Claus in the eyes. -I have a feeling there is more you want to tell me, said Claus as he walked up to Zargare. Zargare nodded, as she said to Claus, “When you become a mimesis, Claus, you will never age. Like me, your default form will be the same as what you have now. Your maturation will stop altogether, and you will stay in the same likeness as you were on day one. I just hope you will be ready when the time comes.” Claus nodded. Turning around to leave the room, Zargare said, “I am going to check on Kielko.” ---------------------------
Kielko awoke. Sitting up in the bed Kielko looked around, and then looked down at her hands and blushed. “You’re sure a shy thing,” said Zargare as she entered the room and looked at Kielko. Zargare could see that she had gave this Kielko a start. Sitting down on the bed, Zargare said, “It must be really hard for you now being the very creature you’re afraid of.” Kielko blushed as she looked down at the blankets. It was then that Zargare asked, “Do you love Claus. He is human you know.” Kielko looked at Zargare and nodded as she replied, “Yes. He was the one who took me in when I was small. The females did something to me and I found I could speak with him. I have known him for most of my life, and I can’t think of life without him. He means that much to me.” “I love him too,” said Zargare leaning back. “Who would have ever thought someone as old as I falling in love at first sight. And with a human no less.” “Are you human?” asked Kielko. “Nah. But I was at one point. All of those eight-thousand-three-hundred and eighty-seven years ago. “Humans are such strange and interesting creatures, Kielko. Weak and take twenty-five years to fully mature, can’t fly on their own, and would shatter their bodies if they tried. NO claws or fangs, and can’t even reach half of your flying speed when they run; but the one thing they do do well is think-some better than others. And still, I’ve seen them do both great thing as well as do things beyond questionable. And yet, I’ve fallen in love with one of them. So don’t ever lose sight of how you feel, Kielko, and don’t let him ever get away from you.” And after saying this, Zargare got to her feet and left the room. -So you say you love me, Zargare, said Claus who was standing out side. Zargare set her hands on her hips as she gave Claus a dirty look. Claus only shrugged as he turned around and entered the bedroom. “Think you have a chance to get busy with that boy?” asked Niadai as she looked at Zargare who grew bright red as she blushed and said, “What! Why would I even be thinking about that at all?!” Niadai only giggled as she walked up to Zargare and laid her finger on Zargare’s chin as Niadai said to her, “I doubt the boy will be allowed to leave this realm. There’s only one of you, and millions of us. And that boy is such a cutie, that I feel Satin herself might very well make him hers.” ---------------------“On top of things as usual, Niadai,” said Satin as she watched the whole scene through her mirror as she sat on her throne and smiled. Satin was around five feet tall and petite as well as very attractive and looking to be in her mid teens. She had crimson hair, purple eyes, a cute jaw-line, And with breasts that were in the D-cup size range. “And a mimesis would be an excellent prize indeed-both as my tool and spouse,” she then said out loud, “And I can make that boy’s every fantasy in this form come true.” “My lady,” exclaimed one of the servants as she entered the throne room, “It’s almost time.” Getting to her feet, Satin grinned as she said, “I see. Take them to my dinning hall when they arrive. I’ll meet them there.” As the servant curtsied and then left the room, Satin thought, ‘Soon it’ll be time to collect my greatest prize yet to add to my collection.’ Going to her dressing room, Satin chose her most seductive outfit she had in her collection, and dressed into it.
Claus wowed as he, Zargare, Kielko, and Niadai came into sight of the palace. Zargare made no attempt to hide her uneasiness at how thing were going thus far. -Why is it everyone here are girls? asked Claus as he looked at Zargare. “All angles are guys,” replied Zargare, “When an angle falls, his gender changes to female. It was a measure Jehovah took to prevent them seducing women like they did when a great number of them rebelled. Not only that, the rebels lost the ability to take on human form when myself and six other mimesis caused the flood before we left.” -What flood? asked Claus. Laughing, Zargare said, “It’s nothing really.” Claus only shrugged. Entering the grounds, the four looked around. “Have you ever been here before?” Claus asked Niadai this only to see her shake her head. “This is my first time ever setting foot here,” Niadai replied. Looking at Niadai, Claus asked, -How did you become a-- “A demon?” Niadai interrupted, “Satin tricked me as she did with most of us, and I was turned female and cast out with the others when the war ended.” Zargare jumped in as she gave both Claus and Niadai a dirty look as she said to the both of them, “What we’re talking about is a very long time ago. That was then, this is now.” -I was talking to her, said Claus, -and frankly she’s much hotter than you are, Zargare. Zargare stiffened her lips as raised her hand into the air and balled it into a fist as she said, “And frankly you really piss me off.” It was then that two girls dressed in maid’s uniforms greeted them as one of them said, “Our lady has sent us to greet you. We ask that you come with us.” The two servants, seeing the rags Claus wore that he called clothing, the two of them walked up to him and said, “Would you come with us please, sir.” Claus blushed as he nodded. As he walked away with the two girls, Claus heard Zargare say to the two maids, “You can’t just walk off with him like that.” One of the maids turned to Zargare and replied, “Your concern is noted, however, his current attire is unsuitable for the forthcoming banquette with our lady. He must first be bathed and then given proper clothing.” and to this Zargare nodded as she said, “I see your point.” and it was then that the two girls led Claus to the bath house. -------------------Claus spouted forth a stream of complaints as the two girl stripped away his clothing and then pushed him into the water. Regaining his balance, Claus looked around, and then saw the two girls had changed into bathing suits, and then climbed into the water with Claus. As they neared Claus, they saw him blush. Seeing this, one of them said to him, “Do not be afraid. Our mistress commanded that only she is the one you’ll be with.” Before Claus could speak, one of them grabbed his hand and led him to the center of the pool. It was then Claus said to them, -It’s just It’s the first time something like this has happened to me. It was at this moment one of the two gently lowered Claus head into the water, and then began to comb her fingers through Claus scalp. It felt really good. The two maids could see the dirt being washed out as one of them began to use soap. When Claus’ hair was clean, Claus heard one of them say to him, “You have beautiful hair. Why is it this white color?” -I have been a solder for most of my life. The years of fighting that I did turned it white. I don't feel like taking about it.
“By the way,” said one of the girls, “Why do you speak through that Collar around your neck?” -I spoke through this collar as long as I could remember. It's just I never found the need to speak using my mouth like the humans do. Anyways, the collar is fused to my neck and connected to a computer installed in my brain; so why not use it since it's a part of my body? The two girls looked at each other and giggled. Sitting up, Claus asked, “What’s so funny?” Hugging Claus from behind, one of the two girl girls said to him, “It’s just you’re so very cute, we can See why Lucifa likes you. It makes me so jealous!” The other girl voiced her agreement as she leered at Claus as he sat in the water. It was then that the girl closest to Claus said, “And now it’s time to clean that body of yours.” Claus blushed as the two girls began to grope him with their hands while applying soap to his skin. Moments later, the two maids led Claus out of the pool as they took him to the dressing room next door. ----------------------
“How should we dress him?” said one of the maids. “I know,” answered the other, “I have just the thing.” The other maid left the room for a moment, and then returned with an outfit hanging from her arm. “Dress him in this,” she said to the other. Nodding, the other grinned as she grabbed Claus as the other walked up to him, and then began to dress Claus. Moments later, the two maids nodded as they both said, “It’s perfect!” The outfit Claus saw himself wearing in the mirror consisted of a pair of slacks, a button-up shirt, and a robe-like tuxedo--all were black except the shirt, which was a white color. “He likes it!” exclaimed the two maids who then both at the same time kissed Claus on the cheeks. “Now would you come with us?” the two maids asked Claus who nodded as he followed them. “Who is this Lucifa?” asked Claus. The two maids looked at each other, giggled, and then said in reply, “She is our queen and the ruler of this realm as well as the realm you call Earth.” “And she’s so pretty too! You‘ll like her for sure!” exclaimed the other. A few moments later, Claus and the two maids arrived at the banquette hall as they said to Claus, “And we’ve arrived.” ---------------------Zargare felt an extreme sense of unease as she, Kielko, and Niadai sat in their chairs and looked at each other as they waited for Claus to arrive. “How long are they going to make us sit here?” demanded Kielko, “Are they going to feed us or not.” “I would not trust most of the foods they will be serving here, Kielko,” answered Zargare, “The foods the demons here eat, about over half aren’t something creatures like Humans or you ravens can eat and live long enough afterward to write a review about it.” Kielko looked disappointed. “I would not have to worry about that,” said Lucifa as she entered the room and then sat down at the head of the table as she smirked and then said to the three, “I had my cooks see to it to modify the food to make them safe for you three to eat.” Lucifa, seeing Claus enter the room with the two maids, smiled as she said to her maids, “Seat him next to me.” The two maids nodded as they led Claus to a seat that was the nearest and at the righthand side of Lucifa as they said to him, “Our mistress asks that you sit here.” Claus nodded as he sat down in that very seat. Seeing Lucifa for the first time, Claus could hardly believe it. She was a very sexy girl. Leaning in closer to Claus, Lucifa said to him, “Hello there, Claus Sonredna. It’s a great pleasure to finally meet you at last.” -How do you know my name? asked Claus. Lucifa grinned as she replied, “Now that is a secret.”
Lucifa could see not only would this boy make a good mimesis as well as a good husband. She now wanted to have him even more. It was at this moment that a group of ten maids entered the room pushing carts along. “The food is here,” exclaimed Lucifa as she jumped up and down in her chair. ‘This girl is queen of this place?’ thought Claus as Lucifa smiled at him. “You’re really going to like these,” said Lucifa as the ten maids set the table. “Give the boy as much food as possible,” Lucifa said to her maids. And the maids did just that as they filled up Claus’ plate full of food. It all looked delicious! Claus wasted no time digging in to the food. They were all served food, even Zargare who saw most of the maids giving her the evil eye. ‘Even after this long,' thought Zargare. Deciding to cut to the case with Lucifa, Zargare said to her, “When do we begin the conversion ritual, Lucifa. That is why I came here with the boy and the raven.” “When the time comes. This is a big day Claus, and the last day he’ll be human. He deserves a good meal before then.” “And I’m just wondering when we’ll all see you show your true colors,” scoffed Zargare. Lucifa just laughed at Zargare. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Zargare. I hope you have no hard feelings from long ago from that war we fought in. You won. You should be happy about that--oh wait. You were out in space on a ship all this time while I was busy here running things.” Zargare rolled her eyes as she spat, “Don’t make me laugh. ‘Running things?’ Well, you sure let the place turn to shit.” Lucifa rose to her feet. Claus could see rage dancing in her eyes. Forcing her emotions to change, Lucifa sat back down in her seat as she said, “Now now. I think it’s now time we begin the ritual.” “Agreed,” said Zargare as she rose from her seat. ------------------------------------
Chapter 6. Seeing everyone but him rise from their seats, Claus turned to Lucifa and asked her, -What are we about to do? Smiling, Lucifa said in reply, “It’s time for your big moment.” Lucifa could see in Claus’ eyes that he had no idea what she meant, but seemed to look forward to it. It was then Lucifa decided to tell Claus as she said to him, “We’re about to begin the ritual to convert you into a powerful mimesis just like Zargare over there. When the ritual is complete, you’ll have the power to transform into anything you want to, Claus.” To this, Claus was ecstatic. “I’m glad you feel that way about it,” said Lucifa with a smile. Everything was her way so far, and they could not go fast enough for her. It was then Lucifa heard Claus ask her, -So when do we begin? “Very soon,” Lucifa answered as she grabbed Claus’ hand. It was at this moment that Lucifa began to lead Claus to the a place suitable for the ritual to take place. -----------------So this is the place? Claus thought out loud. ”Yep,” said Lucifa with excitement. It was then Zargare walked over to Claus and grabbed his hand as she led him to the center of the room. Setting Claus at the room’s center, Zargare then led Niadai as well to the room’s center as she set her next to Claus. “You two face each other and hold each others hands.” Claus and Niadai did just that as they looked into each others eyes. It was then that Zargare set her hands onto their back as she said, “I am beginning the ritual. This will hurt.” It was then that Zargare began to shine brightly with light as she began to push the two together. Claus cried out as he and Niadai morphed together and fused into one. As for Claus’ appearance, both his eye and hair color began to change. Claus’ eyes changed color into a copper color, as his hair turned medium purple in color. A moment after that, Zargare stepped away from Claus as she said, “It is done. You’re a mimesis now, except for one more detail.” It was at this moment that Zargare kissed Claus as she did this to give Claus a supply of nanobots to use. It was also by this kiss that Zargare interfaced with Claus in brain computer an installed a nanobot control program. Smiling, Zargare said, “All done. You’re now fully a mimesis, Claus.” Stepping back from Claus, Zargare saw Claus’ purple hair and began to laugh. -What’s so funny? asked Claus. “It’s your hair,” answered Zargare. At once Claus grew anxious as he looked around the room for a mirror. Finding one, Claus saw his now purple hair and cried out the word, ‘no’ -How can this be? Claus whimpered. Grabbing Zargare by the shoulders, Claus demanded, -Why is my hair purple? Setting her finger on her chin, Zargare thought this over and then said, “I think it has to do with the fact of the class of spirit creature you were fused with. I got it! The reason why your hair changed color is purple is the fusion of blue and red. So I think that’s normal for a dark mimesis like yourself.” -Then what are you then? asked Claus. “Well...I’m a light mimesis. I was fused with a angle by those Atlantian scientists,” replied Zargare with a giggle. Lucifa thought this to be interesting to her, but it was then she decided to strike as she nodded to her guards. And at once twenty guards rushed into the rooms. “Seize them,” Lucifa ordered calmly, and the guards obeyed as they grabbed hold of Claus, Zargare, and Kielko. Zargare gritted her teeth as she said, “I knew this would happen! Why are you doing this?”
“Why?” said Lucifa as she strode towards Zargare. “To marry the boy of course. Did you really think I would simply allow a powerful enemy like you, or anyone to blunder into my realm without gain, Zargare? You’re still just the naive brat I fought over 14,000 years ago. I am so sorry, Zargare, but I think I’m going to kill you now. It’s something I should have done during the war when I had the chance.” Seeing the fire in Zargare’s eyes, Lucifa smiled as she said, “Awe. Don’t take it personally, but you’re a threat and in my way. Goodbye, Zargare.” Lucifa grabbed Zargare’s face as her hand began to shine brightly with a red light. Zargare closed her eyes. ‘This is it. I’m really going to die!” she thought. It was at this moment the light stopped when Lucifa heard Claus yell, -You let her go! I’ll fight you! Lucifa withdrew her hand as she glared at Claus and then smiled. “Fight me?” Lucifa said in a mockery of Claus’ voice. The guards were laughing. “I like that,” Lucifa said. Walking up to Claus, Lucifa leered at him. “Alright,” she said, “you’re to fight my top ten commanders in combat, and then face me after you’ve defeated all ten. I’ll even give you time to prepare. Five years. And if you lose, you agree to marry me the very day you lose.” -And if I win? asked Claus. “Then you, Zargare, and your bird are free to live out your lives free of me and my intervention. But I will be keeping your bird as collateral, Claus, so you may know that she will be the first die, then your comrades if you decide to bail.” -I agree, answered Claus. And it was at this moment Lucifa deep kissed Claus. And as they kissed, five black bands that were all numbered from one to five appeared on Claus’ forearm. “Your agreement is now sealed. Each one of those five seals will vanish after a year. When all five seals vanish, you will be brought to this realm to begin your match. Of which you have agreed to marry me upon your loss of.” Claus only nodded. “You and Zargare are now free to leave this realm,” said Lucifa as she left the room and waved for her guards to release Zargare, and to take Kielko with them. Waiting for Lucifa and her guards to leave the room, Zargare walked up to Claus, and slapped him across the face. “That was for nearly getting me killed.” Deep kissing Claus, Zargare said to him, “And that was for saving me. Let’s get out of here.” It was at this moment Zargare kissed Claus again, and the two of them vanished. -----------------------
Chapter 7. Shirley awoke. Something smelled delicious. Getting dressed, she walked downstairs, and then saw Zargare in the kitchen cooking breakfast. “Oh. It’s you. Is that bacon?” “Yep,” Zargare replied with a smile as she looked at Shirley. Seeing the frying pan Zargare was using, Shirley said, “Wow. I did not know you carried cookware with you. As you can see, we hardly have any to speak of here. That’s a nice frying by the way, where did you get it?” “I just had it with me,” replied Zargare. Not telling Shirley that she had forced Claus to morph into the very frying pan she was using; and was cooking Claus’ bacon he had in his stash of food. “I didn’t know you could cook, Zargare,” said Shirley as she leered at the food Zargare was preparing. Claus only whimpered at Zargare as he felt the bacon frying on him. “Quit your bellyaching. Consider this tuition for your training. Now fry the bacon like a good little frying pan,” growled Zargare. “Who are you talking to, Zargare?” Smiling, Zargare replied, “To Claus.” With a look of puzzlement on her face, Shirley looked around and then said, “Well, I don’t see him around. Where is he by the way?” -I’m right here, said the frying pan as an image of Claus’ face appeared in the luster of the metal. Leaning towards the pan, Shirley said to Claus, “Whoa! What happened to you?” -Zargare tricked me into becoming this stupid form! Sometimes I wish I had decided not to become a shape-shifter like Zargare. “Wow,” exclaimed Shirley, “I did not know you were a shape-shifter, Zargare. What is it like?” “Empowering. I can transform into anyone, tool, weapon, or vehicle I want” replied Zargare who smiled as she saw Shirley point to Claus and asked, “What about him?” Zargare just laughed as she said in reply, “A frying pan is the only thing he knows how to morph into. He is pretty useless right now compared to me. Which is why I’ve taken him in as my student to bring him up to snuff.” Leaning back at Claus, Shirley said to him, “You do make a cute frying pan,” as she waved and left the kitchen. “She really likes you,” said Zargare. The image of Claus blushed as Zargare then said to him, “I’m training you so you may see them live out a life of peace, Claus.” A few moments later, Zargare and finished preparing breakfast and got to work setting the table. Being allowed to morph back into human form, Claus walked to the table and picked up a plate to take to his room, but saw Zargare wagging her finger as she said, “From now on, there’s going to be no more of locking yourself away in your room while you eat. It will be Showtime again for you when we are our done eating.” Claus set the plate down at the table, and then sat down in a seat that was directly next to the plate. “And you’ll wait for everyone to sit down before you begin, Claus.” Zargare could see Claus was annoyed by this. A few moments later, Shirley and the others showed at the dinning room. Noticing Claus’ purple hair, Shirley and the others began to laugh at Claus. “What the heck did you do with your hair, Claus?” another thing they noticed was the fact that Claus no longer wore eyeglasses. It was then that Shirley decided to sit next to Claus. “That’s a first,” said Zack as he looked at Claus. “To see you joining us for a meal for once, Claus.” Claus said nothing to Zack. Soon Zargare sat down at the table and took a bite of her food. Zargare found she’d done a good job on making the bacon as well as frying some of the bread in the leftover bacon grease. Waiting for Claus to finish his meal, Zargare said to him, “It’s show time, Claus. Claus reluctantly rose from his seat and walked to Zargare. When Claus stood next to Zargare, Zargare smiled at the others and said to them, “Today is the day Claus and I are going to transform this shack into a real home to live in.”
Shirley’s face at once lit up. “But before I do, we are going to need all of you to get outside as we do our work when the eight of you are done eating,” said Zargare. And when the eight had finished their meal, Zargare said, “It’s show-time folks. It’s time to step outside to watch the show.” And they did this. Claus and Zargare were the last to exit. Grabbing Claus’ hand, Claus felt himself become light in weight as Zargare did a hop, and both she and Claus were airborne as the flew into the air, and then landed on the roof of the house. It was at this moment that everyone, to their shear disbelief, saw Claus transform and morph into an umbrella. It was at this moment that Zargare floated a full meter vertical from the rooftop as she pointed the umbrella straight towards the sky. It was then that Zargare opened the umbrella, and its dome began to expand until it was a dome that covered the entire building. The dome then began to shine brightly as Zargare completely restored the building, added new appliances that had been missing completely, as well as add several new rooms and fully stocked the kitchen with cookware and food. Deciding that this was enough, Zargare and Claus materialized in the living room as the dome that surrounded the house vanished completely. -I hardly recognize the place, said Claus as he looked around. “I did a total redesign of the house,” said Zargare as she then asked, “Do you like it?” Nodding, Claus said, -You really did a good job on this place. “You mean we both did,” injected Zargare as she embraced Claus and then looked into his eyes and said, Let’s get the others.” Nodding, Claus and Zargare began to walk towards the front door. --------When the dome had vanished, Shirley and the others were all agape at what they all saw before them. Seeing the front door open, the eight of them saw both Claus and Zargare step through together. “You can come inside now, we are done,” said Zargare as she looked at Shirley. Joining Shirley and the other seven, Claus and Zargare entered with them. And as they stepped through the door, Claus could hear them wowing as they looked around at their new home. Turning to Zargare Shirley asked her, “Just what do you do?” “I fixed the place,” replied Zargare, “After all, I think I am going to live here for a while if you don’t mind a bit, Shirley.” To this Shirley nodded as she smiled and said, “Sure. Stay as long as you like.” “But I will be staying with Claus in his room,” said Zargare. “May I ask why you don’t just ask for your own room. I did tell you how Claus is most of the time,” asked Shirley. “It’s nothing really. It’s just I really like Claus, and someone has to make sure he does not misuse his new power. I am his teacher after all.” Shrugging, Shirley said to Zargare, “Well, I guess I can’t stop you if you insist.” Turning to Claus, Zargare grabbed his hand, and then broke into a run as she led him up the stairs. “Time to go see our room!” Getting to the door to that room, Zargare asked Claus, “What do you think?” Letting go of his hand, Zargare allowed Claus to walk around the room as he looked around at the new surroundings. The room had everything. -Why is there only one bed? asked Claus as he looked at Zargare. “It’s for the two of us to sleep in.” Claus nearly fell over upon hearing these words. -You’ve got to be kidding me, Claus said at last. “Is there a problem with us sleeping together?” Zargare asked as she leaned towards Claus and made him blush. -Well, said Claus, -You’re a kid. Zargare gave Claus a dirty look as she began to shake with anger. “What did you say?!” demanded Zargare. It was at this moment Zargare began to shine with light as she grew in size until she was the same size and build as Claus. “I am in the adult version of my original form. Happy now?” said Zargare. It was then that Zargare kissed Claus as she knocked him off balance and the two fell to the floor. Looking into each others eyes, both Zargare and Claus blushed as they both averted their gaze. “Let’s take a walk,” said Zargare getting up from Claus.
------------------------It was the beginning of summer as Claus and Zargare walked. Zargare was still in her teenage form was she walked along side Claus who still wore the suit Lucifa had given him. Claus did look very good in the suit. ‘I think this is what humans call a date,” thought Zargare as she glanced at Claus. Entering a shopping district, Zargare smiled at Claus as she said to him, “This is the first time I went on a date.” -The cops just seen us, said Claus, “They’re coming towards us.” There was sounding of the squad car’s klaxon as it came to a stop right next to Claus and Zargare. Getting out of the car, two police officers approached Claus and Zargare as they asked, “Would you mind turning around? There are a few questions we need to ask you.” “Let’s hear,” said Zargare as she looked at the two cops as they stood there watching them. “Can we see your IDs please.” Nodding, Zargare reached into her jacket, pulled out her wallet, and Handed them her Soviet Would Federation state police badge. Seeing this, both cops at once grew pale as the laid their eyes on the badge that had the name Zargare Kielkino. Handing the badge back to Zargare who smiled at them. Turning their gaze onto Claus, the two cops asked Zargare, “And what about him. He’s trouble. Although he's helped us a few times, He's also aided criminals as well.” “This man belongs to my government. He’s their lost product I’ve been sent to collect and return to their custody forthwith,” answered Zargare as she glared at them with her hands on her hips. The two cops decided to leave as they said, “Sorry for bothering you two. Have a nice day.” Waiting for the cops to leave, Claus turned to Zargare as he asked her, -You’re with the Soviet World Federation? “I work for them, but I’m hardly with them. And yes I Know all about the program you and your comrades at the house were part of. You really were the favorite of the scientists that worked in that program. Those women loved you, Claus.” She was right. Claus loved the time he had spent under their care. He had been with them since he was a toddler of age three, and until he was twelve. Kielko was given to him just a year after he came to live under their care. And Esperanto became Claus’ first language, but he had never used his voice to speak it. He had only learned English recently with the aid of his In-Brain-Computer. -I want to go back to them, said Claus. And that was the main reason the others disliked Claus. Nodding, Zargare said to Claus, “You will but not yet. Only when you’ve mastered your abilities as a mimesis, will I return home with you at my side.” “Fair enough,” said Claus. Looking at Claus, Zargare asked, <“would you like to go to school, Claus?”> <“Yes.”> -------------------------------
Chapter 8. Milgare had heard all about What Zargare had done in Lucifa’s realm when he had returned from Jehovah’s realm with his newly made mimesis. Milgare was surprised on how easily Jehovah had agreed to allow Milgare to have one of his angles to fuse with the girl he had brought with him. And now, Milgare was back with his mimesis he had named Irenica. And Irenica was quite a looker too with a body that would not quit. It was at this moment that Milgare would go to Alaska too to confront his rival and her mimesis. Being male, Milgare found that the women of the Soviet World Federation hardly ever gave him the time of day. Most all of them blatantly ignored him except when it was necessary to speak with him. At most times, the women regarded Milgare the same as the contents of one’s rubbish bin. And Milgare hated every bit of it. Seeing that Milgare was troubled, Irenica asked him, <“Are you well, master?”> <“It’s nothing,”> replied Milgare. <“Nothing that concerns you, Irenica.”> Irenica just smiled at Milgare who saw this and thought to himself, ‘I think I’m going to enjoy having Irenica at my side.’ As the two walked down the hallway, Milgare could see the women giving him dirty looks and glaring at him as he walked along with Irenica. Reaching the base commander’s office, Milgare and Irenica entered. Stepping inside the office, Milgare got his attention as the officer said to him, <“So I see you’ve completed your assignment, Milgare, as I can see your mimesis is with you.”> <“Indeed, sir,”> said Milgare, <“Although I request permission to assist Zargare in Alaska where she presently is. For I have receive unconfirmed reports that she has acquired her mimesis as ordered, but has not returned to base upon acquisition of her mimesis as you’ve ordered, sir.”> The commander raised an eyebrow as he considered what Milgare had just told him as he then said to Milgare, It was then that the commander’s monitor jumped in as she looked at Milgare and said to him, <“I’m afraid I cannot authorize such an action.”> <“I’ll just send the request in myself then,”> Said Milgare as he answered the bitch who just glared at Milgare with contempt on her face. It was then that Milgare emailed the request to the high command. Milgare had worded the message to make it seem as if Zargare was planning to subvert the Soviet Government. A big fat lie in other words. A moment later, Milgare got the go ahead. Smiling at the monitor, Milgare said to her, <“My trip has just been authorized.”> The monitor had disbelief dancing in her eyes as she watched Milgare leave the room with his mimesis. <“Isn’t it amusing how many times I’ve seen him outfox you, Mildred,”> said the commander as he smirked. ---------------------Zargare and Claus returned to the house. Their date had gone well. Stepping through the front door, they were met by Shirley who had her hands on her hips as she asked, “And where were you two just now? I did see you two leave in a hurry a few hours ago.” “On a date,” replied Zargare. Shirley blushed as she said, “Sorry for asking,” as she blushed and left the room. Running up to her room, Shirley buried her head in her pillow as she thought, ‘Why am I even thinking about him?’ Shirley was thinking about Claus. And for some reason, she could not stop. ----------
Zargare sat down with Claus on his bed. <“Tomorrow we leave the country,”> said Zargare. Claus was surprised at this. -Why tomorrow? asked Claus. <“Given how you’re regarded here, Claus, and the country’s recent history with my employer, I can hardly expect that any dean worth his salt would allow us to enroll in any high school here,”> replied Zargare as she got to her feet as walked to the center of the room. Claus got to his feet as well and too walked to the center of the room until he stood by Zargare. <“I’m about to teach you another lesson about an ability that is critical for you to master,”> said Zargare as she looked up at Claus, <“As you’ve probably figured out by now, a mimesis has a multidimensional body which is the reason we are able to change form in the way we do. This also gives us the ability to create subspace room in which to store our inventory of weapons, tools, items, and other things including vehicles of any size and weight. I know because I have stored away a star battleship in one of my said rooms,”> said Zargare with a grin. -A star-ship, said Claus. Shrugging, Zargare said, <“In a manner of speaking. But before I show you her, I am going to teach you how to make your first room. Now walk to the door of this room and set your hand on it.”> Claus walked over to the door and did this. It was at this moment that Claus heard Zargare say to him, <“Picture an empty room beyond the door and open the door.”> Claus opened the door, and stepped through into an empty room that was completely white. Seeing this, Zargare smile as she then said, <“Very good,”> as she entered, and then said, <“Now let’s begin moving your things into here. Before you name you room so you may call upon its use later because you will need it later.”> Smiling, Claus said out loud, -I Think I’ll name this room: ‘first.’ The room shined and then returned to normal. Leaving the room, Claus asked Zargare as he closed the door, <“How do I send the room back into subspace?”> <“Just set your hand on the entrance of your room and say the word: ‘go’ And the door will one more become what it was before. To summon the room you want to enter, you say the name of the room, and then you say the word ‘come.’”> Nodding, Claus set his hand on the door, and said the word: ‘go’. Opening the door, Claus saw it was once more the entrance to the hallway. It was then that Zargare decided to tell Shirley about Claus and herself leaving the country for the United States to begin Claus’ high school career. ----------------Zargare was surprised at how well Shirley took the news of their leave of the country. “When do you two leave?” asked Shirley with worry on her face. “First thing Tomorrow morning,” replied Zargare. “Where will you two be going?” asked Shirley. To this Zargare said in reply, “We will be both going to the United States So Claus can begin high School as part of his training.” Shirley then hugged Claus as she said to him, “I now this is early to be saying this, but you be careful. If nothing else, you’ll have a warm bed waiting for you.” Blushing, Claus said, “Thank you. I will miss you.” “Me too,” answered Shirley. ------------------Milgare received his orders as he and Irenica walked to the shuttle bus as Mildred caught up with them and Handed Milgare the slip of paper. <“Your orders,”> Mildred said to Milgare as she stiffened her lip. Looking at the slip, Milgare saw it read: ‘By any means, the mimesis Zargare and her accompanying mimesis are to be placed under arrest. You are authorized to use any means you deem necessary bring about their arrest. Further more, you are authorize up to destroy the two mimesis if any point they resist their arrest, or you have reason to believe that they have defected.’
<“They actually believed it,”> said Milgare as he read the slip. <“Don’t you even care about what you’re being sent to do?”> said Mildred. Milgare just laughed. <“Since when have you or any of the women of this country have even cared about the things I ever did?”> asked Milgare as he glared at Mildred and then said to her, <“You can’t really stop me, Mildred. I’m going there to execute Zargare, Mildred. Or maybe not. But I will bring back Zargare; as I want all of you bitches to see your precious little idol shamed at her court marshal that will happen upon our return.”> Grabbing Irenica, Milgare caused her to morph into a trench coat as he boarded the shuttle bus. -Who is Zargare? Irenica asked as rested her chin in her hands on Milgare’s heads up display. -Just an old rival of mine, Milgare replied electronically. It was at this moment Milgare added a database of weapon designs to Irenica’s own database. There was a grin on Irenica’s face as she looked over the new things she was now able to morph into. -thank you, Irenica said to Milgare. -will I get to kill, master? Smiling, Milgare said to Irenica, -Yes. We both will. And a lot of. -------------------------Tomorrow came as both Claus and Zargare awoke. Zargare had spend the evening before doing more training with Claus on more key skills the use of his powers. Both Claus and Zargare slept naked. As Claus awoke, his body began to shine as clothing morphed around his body until he was dressed. Zargare did the same. Walking over to the room that was empty, Claus laid his hand onto the door and said, -first. Turning to Zargare, Claus said to her, <“Time to move my bed into here, Zargare.”> Zargare nodded as she pushed the bed towards the open door. Pushing the bed through the door, Claus positioned the bed until it was where he wanted it to be. Closing the door to the room, Claus set his hand onto the door, and said, <“go.”> <“We should now leave,”> said Zargare as she walked towards the door and opened it. Stepping through the door, Zargare entered the hallway as Claus followed behind her. Heading downstairs, the were met by Shirley who said to them, “Leaving so soon?” Zargare nodded as she said in reply, “Yes. And I’ve enjoyed my time here.” Claus only nodded at Shirley who walked over to him an hugged as she kissed Claus on the cheek and said to him, “And you take very good care of yourself, Claus. I will miss you, and I hope I get to see you soon.” ---------------------
Claus and Zargare began to leave Anchorage as the walked towards the port of town. <“We can’t go back for quite a while,”> said Zargare. Claus only nodded. The last few days had turned his world onto its head. He did not know what to think anymore. -Where are we going? asked Claus. <“To the port where we’re going to catch the next ship heading to America,”> answered Zargare, <“Why? Is there a problem?”> Shaking his head, Claus said, -It’s just that this is all happening so fast. An hour later, both Zargare and Claus walked into the port of Anchorage. -----------------------
Chapter 9. “May I ask the reason for your visit? I’m quite sure a member of the Soviet World Federation state police has no business here in our country,” said the head of the Anchorage Alaska Police. Milgare just looked at this human. Frankly, he was glad to be in a setting where it was mostly men. Irenica stood by his side as her eyes scanned the room. The head of the police looked at Milgare as he heard him say, “I would like to tell you the details, but it would make my bosses very upset if I did. But I can tell you that I am here to investigate rumors that my bosses would liked confirmed.” “What I would like to know is why they sent two kids? You hardly look like would I expected,” the police head said. Milgare decided to now show this man his badge. Doing so, the man grew stiff. There was good reason for his reaction. Everyone knew the things Zargare and himself did. Stories of their hunt for the bulk of the male population Stalin sent them on to reduce the total population to the ratio mandated by their decision of men composing no more than five percent of the total population. And a lot of word got out about the mass killing and collecting both he and Zargare did from 19451950. And when all that was completed, Stalin himself congratulated them both and also said to them, ‘you two just gone through a tough task, but I am so proud that no matter hard your job gotten, you did your best. It was really hard, but I am glad that the three of us, doing what we have done, have all remained upstanding members of the soviet state.’ Milgare himself had killed over seventy-five million, Zargare eighty million, and Stalin sixty million by the use of his troops. Remembering this, Milgare smiled. But this quickly went away when he remembered how things after that led up to how they were presently. Stepping towards the desk, Milgare handed the head of police a picture of Zargare as he said to him, “I need to know if any of your men have seen this girl in your city.” the man scratched his head as he said in reply, “ I don’t think I have. Let me look through the recent reports that were filed.” As Milgare watched the man work, he heard Irenica ask him, <“Do we really have to be here> <“You did read the orders,”> replied Milgare. Blushing, Irenica said, <“I am not really sure why we have to do this, master.”> To this Milgare said, <“We’re doing this because I want to, and also because I forced their hand with my false report. It’s just I never expected them to react by ordering us after Zargare and to kill her if she resists.”> <“But you killed lots of people, Master,”> said Irenica. <“And what if I told you that most of them are still alive? I did not really kill any of those men during those five years, Irenica. All are sleeping in one of my subspace pockets where they will never age or ever be aware of anything at all. So they are dead–in a manner of speaking. And at any time, Irenica, I can call any one of them, or number out if it becomes necessary for me to put them to use as my puppets. A trump card if you will. My personal army of several ten million.”> It was at this moment that the man had finished his search through the list of reports done by his men and told Milgare what he found when he said to him, <“I’ve just found a report that involves two individuals one female cyan hair, and another with plum hair that the two officer have identified as a boy we come to know as Claus. You won’t believe how long he’s made a joke of us.”> <“A dark mimesis,”> said Milgare as he walked over to the desk and asked the man, “Where does Claus live? It’s very important that I know.” Writing down an address, the man handed it to Milgare. “Do go easy on them. They’re just kids,” sighed the man.
“Those kids have a weapon of mass destruction in their possession of the same type as myself. You can’t expect me to go easy on them. After all, they’re criminal,” said Milgare as he left the room. Irenica followed as the two left the building. Irenica was still pretty much newly made and as such, did not understand much of what Milgare spoke about. In fact, Irenica was still two days old when she became a mimesis. Milgare was the only one she really knew. It was then that Irenica turned to Milgare and asked him, <“Are we going to where he told you?”> <“We are now,”> answered Milgare as he hugged Irenica from behind, and morphed into a vest. -I will give you directions as you walk. The place indicated is a few miles away, but should be no problem reaching given your health. Irenica nodded. Milgare could feel the entirety of Irenica’s body. She was indeed healthy and of childbearing age. It was indeed a shame that woman of the soviet world federation did not reproduce in that way. They really had no need. That was one of the things Milgare hated about them. Well it did sound good at the time when he, Zargare, and Stalin all agreed that a society controlled by females would forestall any future world war. And it worked beyond all expectation. The only trouble was that Milgare was the only male there without a monitor. The only exceptions apart from him were the numbers He did not need a monitor, and never would. Of course this did not sit well with almost all of the girls there who believed that all men should be controlled in every aspect of their lives. And Milgare was the one male there that was never under any of their forced control. He was simply far too powerful to be controlled–especially given the fact of seventy-five million men being kept in one of his subspace pockets. In a way, keeping them was Milgare’s job as the Soviets were always asking for a number of his men each year. The only reason Milgare allowed that society to existed was because he was honoring his agreement he made with Zargare, and also because he enjoyed the power he had there. It was at this moment that Milgare’s attention was turned back to Irenica when she said, <“We’re here.”> It was then that a voice collar morphed and took shape around Irenica’s neck. The house from what Milgare could see was in very good shape. And it was clear that she was there at some point recently. It was then that Milgare told Irenica to walk to the front door. Getting there, Irenica knocked at the door and waited. Milgare could hear footsteps heading towards the front door. A few moments later, the door opened as a beautiful girl in her mid teens appeared at the entrance-way. “Can I help you?” Shirley asked as she saw Irenica with her cyan hair. There was surprise on Shirley’s face. It was then that a handgun morphed out of thin air into Irenica’s hand as she then pointed this at Shirley’s head with the sound of the gun cocking all by itself. Shirley’s face at once grew pale. It was at this moment the gun spoke to Shirley in Milgare’s voice as Milgare asked, -Where is Zargare? In a frightened tone of voice, Shirley said to them, “I don’t know who that is? Please let me go.” -Show her the picture, Milgare told Irenica. Reaching into her pocket, Irenica pulled out the photograph of Zargare and held it before Shirley who had a look on her face as she said, “how?” That was all Milgare needed to hear as he said to Shirley through the gun, -I’m not going to ask you again. Where is the girl I showed you? I know she was here. <“She’s not talking, master. Should I kill her now? You know I want to,”> said Irenica with a face devoid of emotion. Shirley started to shake as she started to fear for her life. -You must forgive my asset and my harsh methods, young lady, but I am under orders by my government. And I am free to use any force I deem needed to complete my objective. I do hope you understand. I am a really good person, but as you can see, well, my Irenica here is all too eager to soak her hands red with blood. After all, she, myself, and Zargare are all weapons, Milgare said to Shirley who could not move.
It was at this moment Zack entered the hallway, saw Irenica at the door with a gun pointed at Shirley, and began to rush Irenica who at once saw him. Pointing the gun at Zack, Irenica pulled the trigger and the sound of the gunshot reverberated throughout the house and area as Zack feel to the floor. Turning around, Shirley saw Zack laying on the floor writhing in pain as tears fell from his eyes. Running to his aid, Shirley touched Zack and then saw his blood on her hand. It was at this moment Shirley felt the cold of the gun’s muzzle press up against the base of her skull. Shirley heard Irenica tee-heed as she said to Shirley in a sweet sounding voice, “Master used a nonlethal electric stun round on him. But for you, He says the next one will be a live round. Isn’t it great! He’s saving the best just for you!” There was then that Irenica said, <“What!? You mean I can’t kill her, Master?!”> Irenica nodded as she then said to Shirley, “Master wants to meet you in a special place of his. And I am sending you there now!” Feeling Irenica’s hand touch her back, both Irenica and Shirley were sent into subspace by Milgare. --------------------
Shirley looked around and saw herself to be in a white void that had a round table nearby. Looking at the table, Shirley saw a boy of about age ten sitting in a chair at the table who was looking right at her. Walking over to the table, Shirley was still shaking as she sat down. The boy still was looking at her. His face was inhuman and devoid of emotion. The boy was quite handsome as he scanned Shirley’s body with his eyes as he said to her, “I do hope you forgive my methods I employed earlier.” “Please let me go!” said Shirley. Milgare started to laugh at her as said while laughing, “Let you go? So that you can warn Zargare that I’m coming for her?” “She’s not here,” said Shirley. Milgare raised his eyebrow. “Where is she? I decided to use this method of questioning you because I find violence to be quite unnecessary for this situation.” seeing Shirley about to open her mouth to demand her release, Milgare said, “And you can forget about me releasing you.” It was at this moment Shirley got up from her seat, and broke into a run. “How typical,” said Milgare as a tea set appeared on the table. Pouring himself some tea into a tea cup, Milgare took a sip as Shirley returned to the table at a running pace. Seeing the table with Milgare sitting at it before her, Shirley’s eyes widened as she said, “Shit.” Picking another direction, Shirley ran again, but again returned to the table to hear Milgare say to her, “Are you done?” Shirley screamed at the air as Milgare continued to sip his tea and watched her with a face devoid of emotion. It was at this moment that Shirley feel to her knees and started to cry. Turning her gaze at Milgare, Shirley said to him, “You can’t keep me here like this.” Milgare said nothing, and then smiled as he said, “Oh really,” with complete indifference in his voice. Shirley jumped to her feet enraged by Milgare’s words. Running towards Milgare, Shirley grabbed his shirt. Seeing this, Milgare said to her, “you keep your hands off me,” as Shirley was forced to the ground by an unknown force with the sound of some of her bones cracking. Shirley cried out in pain as she was thrown a short distance by the same unseen hand. “You are going to tell me where Zargare and this Claus is,” said Milgare as he strode towards Shirley. “You can avoid yourself a lot of pain if you just tell me,” Milgare added as he stood over Shirley.
“You bastard,” Shirley answered, “you aren’t even human!” “I have not thought of it that way,” Milgare said, “But you are right. Would you mind telling me where Zargare and Claus is?” Getting to her feet, Shirley spat in Milgare’s face as she said, “As if I’d tell you! You can do as you want to me, but I will never tell you.” “I see,” said Milgare as Shirley clutched her eyes and screamed in pain as she dropped to her knees. Shirley had never gone through something like that. A light beyond blinding had surrounded her that had made her scream. “Their current location,” said Milgare. “Never!” screamed Shirley as she got to feet and tried to run from Milgare. It was at this moment the next bout came, as Shirley felt as if her entire body was on fire as she screamed and dropped to her knees. Milgare walked over to Shirley as she lay writhing in pain and said to her, “You really don’t have to go through this, you know. Just tell where they know are, and I’ll stop forthwith.” Shirley still refused to tell as Milgare sent forth the next bout of punishment. It felt as if Shirley was drowning in boiling water. “Please do tell me,” Milgare asked, “or the next bout will be boiling oil. Could you please tell me where Zargare and Claus are?! I do want to discontinue.” It took three more bouts of punishment before Shirley finally said to Milgare, “They’re heading to the United States.” Milgare smiled. “I thank you for your cooperation. I do apologize for those bouts of punishment, but none of that was real. I just controlled your senses. And if you don’t mind, you’ll be my prisoner for a while. I do need something to force their surrender if it comes to that. I am so sorry,” Milgare said. “What are you?” Shirley demanded. Turning to her, Milgare replied, “I am a shape shifting weapon known as a mimesis. A relic of Atlantis as I am an Atlantian made weapon as well as a product of their technology–a sword whose wielder has long since died. I currently work for the Soviet World federation as one of their agents. You on the other hand are still property of theirs; so I am just making use of my employer’s lost assets. That should earn me a bit of respect I’ve been denied by them.” Shirley was enraged by what this boy had just told him as she yelled, “And You’re just scum.” Wagging his finger, Milgare said, “And what about your beloved Zargare? Oh wait. She works for the Soviets too. At least until they’ve ordered me to Arrest her and to leave me free to kill her if she resists arrest after I gave them a false report telling of her subversive conspiracy against them involving your Claus as her weapon.” Shirley fell to her knees. Her eyes were wide with disbelief. “She did not tell you? I guess you won’t miss her then,” said Milgare as he left the never ending space. ---------------------
Chapter 10. Claus and Zargare stepped off the ship shortly after it had reached port and dropped anchor. Claus knew nothing of the United States. It really was his first time here in America. Zargare said nothing. The only thing she had ever said to Claus when he asked he where exactly they were heading to was, 'California.' The first thing Claus noticed about the place was how hot it was. He could hardly stand it. -Just how hot is it here? Claus asked. <"It's 30 Celsius,"> replied Zargare. (It's fact that the United States and England are the only two places where Celsius and the metric system isn't the standard measurement systems used like in the rest of the places of the world.) Claus on the other hand, felt like the heat was killing him. -Can we get inside, Zargare? I'm dying here, begged Claus. Zargare just laughed as she turned to face Claus as she said to him, <"Some mimesis you are. Can't even stand a little heat."> Tears started to fall from Claus' eyes as he cried from the heat. 'come to think of it, Demons are creatures of the cold,' thought Zargare as she looked at Claus who was starting to whimper from heat's assault. Deciding to head indoors, Zargare took Claus by the hand and led him into a hotel. -------------------The hotel clerk was bored as he sat behind his desk and waited for the patrons to come. Seeing the door open, he saw two children enter and walk up to his desk. It was the cyan-haired girl who walked up to him and said, “One room, please, sir.” The Clerk looked down at the girl as he asked, “May I see an I.D. Please, miss?” Digging out her wallet, Zargare flashed her Soviet World Federation badge, and the Clerk just froze for a full ten seconds and then sputtered, “Th-that was be ten dollars, miss,” as he handed Zargare the keys to the room. --------------------------Opening the door to the room, Zargare walked over to the bed and collapsed onto it back first. Claus began to walk to the bathroom. Sitting up, Zargare asked him, <“Why are you going in there? You're a mimesis. It's not like you're going to ever need to use the toilet.”> -I'm going in there to take a cold shower. It's just too damn hot here, answered Claus as he entered the bathroom. <“I think I know why you feel so hot,”> said Zargare as she got up from the bed and walked over to Claus. -And why is that? asked Claus as Zargare stood in front of him. <“It's because you're now part demon. And demons are creature of the cold.”> -That figures, said Claus as he entered the bathroom and closed the door. It was at this moment Zargare printed a note for Claus and left the hotel room. --------------------------It was a very nice day as Zargare walked to the nearest high-school. As Zargare walked along, she could sense the young adults and teenagers were leering at her. Being vastly more powerful than any human, Zargare did not give them a second thought. Reaching the high school, Zargare entered and at once headed for the dean’s office. Getting there, Zargare knocked on the door, and then entered when she heard the man inside say, “come in.” Zargare did so as the dean saw and at once a look of surprise appeared on his face as he saw Zargare's unique appearance. “How can I help you today?” asked the dean as he looked Zargare in the eyes.
“I would like to enroll in your school,” replied Zargare. “Very well,” said the dean as he turned around and opened his desk. Taking out a sheet of paper, the dean handed it to Zargare who saw this as she asked the dean, “May I have another? My friend is also going to be enrolling here as well.” The dean nodded as he grabbed another sheet and handed it to Zargare. “Although I ask that you fill them out here,” said the dean as his eyes scanned down Zargare's figure. Zargare decided to be honest about her history as she filled out the document and signed it with her real name: Zargare Kielkino. It was at this moment that Zargare filled out Claus', and then handed both sheets back to the dean. Looking at Zargare's name, the dean was agape. It was the Zargare that was sitting before him. He had seen photos of Zargare from the history books, and could hardly believe it. “Are you a bit old for high school?” asked the dean. Zargare got to her feet, and laid her index finger on the dean's chin as she asked him, “A what's the matter? Don't I look the part of a high-school girl? I did do a good job with this form if I do say so myself.” The dean gulped as he leaned back in his chair. Seeing Claus' enrollment sheet, the dean picked it up, scanned it with his eyes, and then looked at Zargare as he asked her, “Who's this person?” “My apprentice,” answered Zargare, “Schooling him here is going to be part of his training as a mimesis like myself.” “What's a mimesis?” asked the dean. “A shape shifter,” replied Zargare as she bowed and then left the dean's office. Sitting up in his chair, the dean said, “Just who the hell is that girl? A shape shifter?” Reaching into his desk, the dean pulled out a flask of vodka, and then took a swig of it. Putting the flask away, the Dean looked over the two enrollment sheets once more before he called in the secretary and said to her, “Take these two to the enrollment department if you would.” The secretary nodded as she took the two sheets and left the room. -------------------------Zargare returned to the hotel room to see Claus sitting at a chair reading one of his books. Claus did not notice Zargare as the door opened and entered the room. <“Someone looks busy,”> said Zargare as she leaned over Claus. That gave Claus a start as the book fell to the floor. Claus gave Zargare a dirty look as he picked up the book and found that he had lost his place. <“Well, bookworm; I have news for you,”> said Zargare as she leaned over him again with both hands set on the armrests of the chair. -And what is that? asked Claus as he got to his feet as looked down at Zargare. <“Well, high-schooler; I've enrolled us both in the nearest high-school I could find. And hopefully, we'll be starting there soon,”> said Zargare as she smiled at Claus. Claus only raised his eyebrow as he said to Zargare, -Why is it that I have a bad feeling at that? <“What did you just say?”> asked Zargare as she glared at Claus. Claus returned the expression as he said in reply to Zargare, <“It's just I find myself not easily trusting of the people we will be with.”> Zargare knew what Claus meant by what he just said. It was then that Zargare smirked at Claus as she said to him, <“Well; consider attending this school an order by your master.”> Claus was agape. Remaining speechless for a full ten seconds, Claus then exclaimed, -What!? as he glared at Zargare. -------------------------
<”Wow, master,”> exclaimed Irenica as she danced on the deck of the freighter as it left the port of Anchorage. Irenica had an audience of crew members that watched her with blatant desire in their eyes. Milgare too watched as Irenica continue to dance with the breeze blowing through her long cyan hair. Milgare of course found his Irenica to be very useful as he watched from his cabin—and Irenica was as beautiful as she was as deadly a weapon. Shirley sat in the cabin and just glared at Milgare with both fear and contempt on her face and with both arms crossed. “How long are you going to be keeping me with you?” spat Shirley. “Come now,” answered Milgare as he turned his head and faced Shirley, “If I wanted you dead, Shirley, you would have never saw it coming to begin with. You should be thankful I did not let Irenica have her way back at your house.” “And why should I be thankful to you?” asked Shirley, “You've still kidnapped me. That's a major crime.” “You're one to talk,” said Milgare as he walked towards Shirley. It was then that Irenica entered the cabin and then sat on her bunk as she smiled at Milgare and said to him, <“You should come dance with me, master. It's very pretty out there!”> <“I'll pass,”> said Milgare as he turned his gaze onto Irenica. Getting up from her bed, Irenica walked over Shirley and asked her, “Why do you Alaskan girls like boys?” Shirley was shocked by the question as she watched Irenica sit down next to her. Getting a good look at Irenica, Shirley saw she had a hotter body than her. Blushing from this, Shirley said nothing as Irenica began to pat-down her body with her hands until she had both hands on her breasts, and then turned her gaze onto Shirley's own. “Stop looking at me like that,” demanded Shirley as she began to inch away from Irenica who then grabbed her as Irenica began to squeeze her breasts. Shirley cried out for Irenica to stop as her face blushed. Milgare only watched this with indifference. Turning to Milgare, Shirley cried, “Make her stop! Please?!” Turning his gaze onto Irenica, Milgare said to her, “Time to stop, Irenica.” Irenica nodded as she got up from Shirley. Shirley immediately backed into the corner of the cabin. Shirley gave a Irenica a dirty look, as she turned to Milgare and asked, “Why is Irenica a pervert?” Milgare gave his usual blank face as he gazed at Shirley and said in reply, “I have no idea what you are talking about. Irenica is still...'a babe in the woods' as you humans call it.” Shirley could see Irenica beginning to dance in the cabin as she tee heed and started to say the words in sing song, “I love my master. I love my master.” Milgare smiled. It was the first time she saw Milgare do this, and it was the iciest smile that she had ever seen. Shirley's eyes both widened and twitched at the same time as she stared down at her bunk. There just was not anything evil she could see about this Milgare! Shirley found it to be very unsettling. It was at this Irenica ask her, “Why are you upset?” Shirley wanted to scream at them! These two just were not normal! It was then that a look of shock swept over Shirley's as both realized that the two were not human in any way. It was at this moment that Irenica grabbed Shirley's hand as she asked, “Why have you not answered me? I do want to ask you why I saw the men and women press their lips together. What do you humans call that?” That confirmed it. Tears started to fall from Shirley's eyes as she turned to Irenica and Milgare and whimpered, “Please Let me go.” “I'll show you what I mean,” said Irenica as she deep kissed Shirley whose eyes widened. Seeing this, Milgare begin to laugh. He found this to be very amusing. When Irenica was done kissing Shirley, She tee-heed, and then got to her feet as she heard Milgare tell her, “To answer your question, what you just did is what humans call 'kissing.'
“From what I hear, it's what two people who love each other do to show it.” When Milgare said this, Irenica wowed, turned to Milgare, blushed, and then perked up as she smiled and said to Milgare, “Can I kiss you, master?” Milgare blushed, and then nodded as Irenica kissed him. Shirley was speechless. Getting up from her bunk, Shirley walked over to Milgare to slap him, but failed when Milgare caught her hand. “I fail to see your reasoning by that unnecessary use of force,” said Milgare as he looked Shirley in the eyes. “I won't do as you want,” said Shirley. “I think not,” said Milgare, “I have ways of making one be more then happy to do as I say, Shirley, but I find it much more rewarding to have those who obey me at their own volition. I don't want to make you my puppet, Shirley, but I will if you disobey for too long. I happen to find you a lot more entertaining and valuable to me with your mind intact. Now be a good little girl and sit back down at your bunk!” Shirley did just that. Irenica was dancing about the cabin again. Shirley laid back in her bunk. Again she thought about Zargare and Claus. Shirley blushed at the mere thought of Claus as she looked through her memories of him. Looking at Irenica as she danced, Shirley thought to herself, 'This is a dream. It has to be. But why won't I awake?' ------------------------------Zargare checked the mail. It was the first thing in the morning as humans would call it, and Zargare looked forward to what the day would bring. Walking up to the front desk, Zargare saw it was the same man who had first checked them into their room. Looking up, the man saw Zargare standing before him. Blushing as he averted his gaze, the man asked, “Can I help you?” Nodding, Zargare walked closer to the desk as she said in reply, “Has their been any mail in my name delivered this morning?” Getting to his feet, the clerk turned around as he checked the mailbox behind him. Seeing a letter to Zargare from the same high-school he went to, the Clerk handed it Zargare who took the letter from him. Opening the letter, Zargare saw that both Claus and herself had been accepted into the school she had enrolled herself and Claus in. Grinning, Zargare heard the clerk ask her, “What's the excitement about?” “I'm in,” replied Zargare as she smiled and then dashed to the hotel room to tell Claus the good news. Reaching the room, Zargare entered as she said to Claus who was reading one of his books, <“We're in.”> Claus looked up from his book, he asked, -In where? Walking up to Claus, Zargare giggled as she replied, “In high-school, silly.” Claus saved his place with a book-mark, and got to his feet as he faced Zargare and face palmed as he said, <“And after what I said.”> Zargare set her hands on her hips and gave Claus a dirty look. Raising his hands into the air, Claus rolled his eyes, and then asked, -Alright, Zargare, if it means that much to you. I'll go. <“Good, because we start tomorrow,”> said Zargare with a smile—which quickly went away when she sniffed the air and glared at Claus as she asked him, <“When was the last time you bathed?”> Seeing Claus trying to get away from her, Zargare grabbed him by the collar, and yanked him into the bathroom. Filling up the bath-tub, Zargare striped both herself and Claus down nude, and tossed him into the tub while she herself got in.
Claus' face was bright red as he blushed from this. <“I can't believe you have not cleaned yourself, Claus,”> said Zargare as she began to comb shampoo through Claus' hair. It resurfaced memories about the day he became a mimesis when those two demons cleaned him. Claus lowered his gaze at the water. Embracing him from behind, Zargare said into Claus' ear, <“And tomorrow, no going after other girls. Do you got that?”> Claus almost leaped out of the water as he exclaimed to Zargare, -Why would I be thinking about that at a time like this? <“Well you are about that age,”> answered Zargare. Claus only nodded. When the two were done with their bath, Zargare said to Claus, <“Time to teach you another use of your abilities,”> as she looked at his unkempt hair. It was at this moment that Zargare changed her mind about teaching Claus about changing his appearance at will. Patting Claus on the head, Zargare said to him, <“Let's get something to eat.”> Nodding in agreement, Claus said to Zargare, -Alright, Let's go. -----------------------Milgare, Irenica, and Shirley arrived in the same city as Zargare. Irenica seem to be quite excited as she wowed at the sights before her. Milgare had taken on the form of a collar that was wrapped around Shirley's neck. Milgare had made it clear to Shirley that he would he would poison her the moment she'd try to escape or disobey him. Irenica walked along side Shirley. It was at this moment an earpiece morphed out of the collar and implanted itself into Shirley's ear as Milgare said to her, -We're going to the nearest hotel. Shirley nodded, as she saw such a place and headed there with Irenica. Milgare had enrolled Irenica in a high-school by phone. And the one thing Milgare did not realized was the fact that his target would be attending the school he enrolled his Irenica in. Reaching the hotel, Milgare checked Irenica into her room. “What about me?” asked Shirley as she tugged at the collar. -You'll see, replied Milgare as the reached the room. Entering the room, Irenica closed the door as Shirley entered as well. Morphing away from Shirley's neck and onto his feet in his default form, Milgare kissed Shirley as a bright light shined from her and she began to shrink until she was twenty centimeters high. Picking up Shirley, Milgare set her on the table as he heard Shirley say to him, “What did you do to me?” “Wow, Master,” said Irenica as she looked down at Shirley. Bringing out a small bird-cage, Milgare picked up Shirley again, and then opened the door to the cage as he tossed Shirley inside. Closing the door to the cage, Milgare said to Shirley, “This should prevent you from escaping me.” Milgare could see fire in Shirley's eyes as she glared up at him. “God dammit,” said Shirley, “I don't want to be here!” “That's too bad!” answered Milgare, “That cage is your new home for the duration of my stay here, Shirley. But I do have to say that your body is in my hands.” “What are you trying to say, you pervert,” shouted Shirley. Milgare scoffed at Shirley as he said to her, “how inappropriate. I am no pervert by your definition of the phrase, Shirley. The curse of us mimesis, Shirley, Is at the time of our conversion, our bodies maturation halts at the very stage that is current for the age in question. I was ten when the Atlantian government converted me into a mimesis. Where I live, Shirley, I am surrounded by women, and not once I found myself falling for any one of them. I can never fall in love with anyone.
“It was that way during my first days as a mimesis fighting Lucifa's armies, and it is still that way today, Shirley.” Milgare was crying when he had finished speaking. Milgare soon Realized that he was crying, and Shirley saw the tears at once stopped flowing. Turning to Irenica, Milgare gave her the key to the room, and said to her, <“You're free for today, Irenica.”> There was a puzzled look in Irenica's eyes for a moment, and then she Nodded at Milgare as Irenica said to him, <“What do you mean, master?”> <“You are free to do as you want until 20:00. Go outside and do whatever until then, and then return here.”> Smiling, Irenica left the room and then left the hotel. ---------------------Claus decided to stay behind at the restaurant as Zargare returned to the hotel room. Leaving the restaurant himself, Claus walked among the streets of the city. He was impressed at how different things were here. It was at this moment that Claus bumped into somebody and tripped. It was Irenica that Claus had ran into, and too fell to the ground. Getting up, Claus saw it was a girl! Extending his hand, Claus helped her onto her feet and looked at her. -Are you okay? Claus asked Irenica who blushed as she looked at him. Irenica then nodded. Looking at Claus, Irenica asked him, “Why did you help me?” -I just felt like it, Claus replied as he then asked Irenica, -What's your name? “It's Irenica,” she replied, “Yours?” -I'm Claus, Claus answered. Looking at Irenica, Claus saw she was really good looking. Seeing Irenica's cyan-haired scalp, Claus said to her, -Hey. You're a mimesis. Irenica started to freak out as she gasped, “How did you know?” -I just know what one looks like is all, Claus replied as he looked he saw a hat morphed around her scalp that then covered up her hair. “Let me ask you then,” said Irenica as she blushed at Claus and then pointed to his purple hair and asked, “Why is your hair purple?” Claus blushed as he said in reply, -It just looks like this. It was a lie of course, because he had a feeling that Zargare would have his head if he told this girl what he actually was. It was then that Irenica grabbed Claus' hand and led him with a run to the same restaurant he had just left. Smiling at Claus, Irenica said to him, “I'm going to purchase us something to drink!” Sitting down at a table Irenica was very excited. This purple-haired boy was very good looking. Unlike master who just looked like a kid. But Irenica knew Milgare's true age. Irenica did look up to Master, but it she could never even tell what he thought. Milgare always had the same blank emotionless face that he wore like a mask. In spite of this, Irenica could tell Milgare was in a constant state of misery. She could not blame him. The other girls treated him like a demon! And none of them ever regarded his presence unless necessary, or if for some reason Milgare's presence was impossible to disregard. Irenica felt the ever present need to stay by Milgare's side—and the soviet woman glared at her with contempt because of it. “So why not tell me a bit about yourself?” Irenica asked Claus. Claus decided to answer Irenica as he said to her, -I came to this country because my teacher says this is where she'll train me. It's because there's someone I love That I'm getting strong for. For the battle that will decide if a have a chance of getting her back. The battle is going to be five years from now, and I might not win it. The enemies I'll face are very strong. I'm also fighting to keep Shirley and the others safe from them. 'another girl?' Irenica wondered. “Who is this one you love? Is she what you call a girlfriend?” asked Irenica as she blushed. To this Claus showed his surprise and then laughed.
-It's nothing like that,” Claus replied, -It's just that I've been with Kielko since I was since I was a hatching as she would say. She's a bit like a girlfriend to me, but nothing could ever happen between that raven and I. What about you? Irenica sighed as she shook her head and Said to Claus, “I envy you that you have such a good friend. But why a raven?” Claus showed mild frustration about not having his question answered, but shrugged as he said, -She and I were together since I was three. It was a test the soviets did where they surgically installed electronic communications equipment and a computer in the brains of several animals, and thus boosted their intelligence to human levels—thus giving them the ability to speak. I was the first and only person they did that to. Kielko was the name I gave to the raven they stuck me with as part of their tests. And from there, Kielko and I quickly bonded. Blushing, Irenica said, “That's nice.” Claus nodded as their drinks arrived. It was then that Irenica said to Claus, “What do you know about high school, Claus? I'm starting in one tomorrow.” -Me too, answered Claus as he told Irenica the name of the school he'd be going to. Irenica was very surprised as she said to Claus, “We're going to the same school tomorrow!” Claus only nodded. The two spoke about each other. Soon, it was time to leave. “I really had a good time,” Said Irenica as she gazed at Claus and blushed as the two walked out the door of the restaurant. Claus too was blushing as he averted his gaze. Standing in front of Claus, Irenica said to him, “May I do something before we leave, Claus?” Claus nodded as he said, -Of course, Irenica. What is it? It was at this moment that Irenica embraced Claus, and then deep-kissed him for a full ten seconds. It was then that Irenica walked away from Claus as she smiled, waved, and said to him, “I'll see you tomorrow.” -----------------------------------------
Chapter 11. Zargare was kept up by Claus' constant movement in the bed. It was clear that he was his dream was not well. And he was sweating. Deciding to take a look, Zargare embraced Claus and mouthed a phrase as she was transported into his. Dream. Looking around, Zargare saw things through his eyes. “A boy? This will be interesting,” said the voice of a woman. Zargare could then see a room filled with birds and various creature as a sea of voices drowned out the surrounding ambiance of the room with Claus convulsing on the floor trying to cope as the female scientists watched from behind the glass with indifference in their eyes. ----------------There then came another conversation Claus overheard: “He's a weapon.” “I want to ask you how to best utilize V-06? He's adapted beyond all expectations to the use of his equipment.” “You're guess is as good as mine in that regard. Let's stick him with the ones he was with when we begun testing his equipment,” said Milgare's voice. “Agreed.” The next scene was that of the same room with Claus surrounded by the birds. Claus was speaking to one one of the ravens in the room as the others listened to him. 'This must be Kielko,' thought Zargare. Claus' dream was a recollection of his memories under to Soviet test program. The next memory Zargare saw through Claus' eyes was him doing combat tests in a maze as a means of testing his electronic communications equipment when he was at the age of nine. Zargare could tell Claus was using live ammunition as Zargare saw him cut-down armed prisoners that the soviets had brought in from a nearby prison. Zargare could see delight in the eyes of the female scientists that stood behind the glass as the watched Claus murder away with his submachine gun. And Zargare saw Milgare standing along side the female Scientists! 'What the hell?' thought Zargare ass she saw him through Claus' eyes as he stood behind the glass of the room the overlooked the maze. Zargare could tell Claus was listing to them speak as he hacked into their security system was his IBC. Zargare horrified as Claus smiled at the words of praise said by the women: “It's as if He can predict the actions of his targets,” said one of the women. It was at this moment that Claus cornered one of his targets who begged for her life as Claus pointed his SMG at her head, and pulled the trigger as his target's head splattered against the wall of the maze and the headless woman fell to the ground as a dark red puddle began to grow in size around the body. It was then That Zargare heard through Claus' Electronic communications equipment, -V-06. All targets have been terminated. The test is over and you are done for the day. Claus lowered his gun and looked at the women behind the glass who were smiling at seeing Claus in action. The next memory was another combat test in the same maze. Only it was against Soviet solders who were all of course female. Claus showed little mercy as he hunted down and shot each solder with his SMG. Zargare knew Claus' opponents were all elite solders, but all were incapacitated by the electric stun rounds the soviets had issued Claus before sending him into the maze. Claus had each girl before they could even react!
When the test was over, Claus left the maze only to have the group of nine girl he had defeated gang up on him in the hallway. Looking down at Claus, their squad-leader said to Claus, “I don't think it was fair how you treated us back there.” Claus said nothing to her as he attempted to leave the encirclement of women—only to be pushed back into the circle. The women all laughed as Claus looked up to them with annoyance in his eyes. It was at this moment that one of the female solders kicked Claus into one of the walls of the hallway as she said, <“Tag! You're it!”> All nine of the women laughed as Claus' body twitched from the pain of that recent attack. Claus got to his feet as he ran towards the woman who had just kicked him. Knocking her to the ground, Claus crushed her wind-pipe with a single kick, and then walked away as he heard them say, <“What the?”> Claus turned around and watched them as medics rushed to the scene. Within five minutes, the medics looked at their watches as they spoke the time out-loud as the woman Claus had kicked was sealed away in a body-bag and taken away. It was at this moment that the dream ended and Claus awoke as he thought, 'It was that dream again.' Seeing Zargare on him, Claus blushed as he got out of bed and made his clothing morph around his body. “Nice uniform,” said Zargare as she morph her own around her body. Zargare decided to not tell Claus that she had watched his dream through his eyes. Claus had been trained as a solder under the Soviet's test program. Zargare knew those women who were behind the Glass watching Claus. They were the same Women Zargare had as her team back at the Soviet World Federation. What surprised Zargare was the fact that they did not speak of it. It did take place at the same research center both she and Milgare worked at. But they would be glad to have Claus back. Zargare was sure of that herself. But what Zargare wondered is how they got him, Shirley, and the other kids into that place with out her knowing it. It was then that Zargare realized that they had flown them into the base while the kids were kept in an induced coma. -You look good, Claus said to Zargare as he walked up to her. Zargare smiled. It was then that Claus entered the bathroom to take a shower. As Claus showered, he thought about his time under the Soviet's care while taking part in their test program they made him participate in. While he was there, they never allowed him to talk to anybody but the birds they made him live with. Those women who watched his every test never spoke to him directly. It was always through his Electronic communications equipment. And never did they or anybody else ever visit him. The Soviets isolated him with the ravens. The room he called home was something of a greenhouse as it was a rich garden. Of course the Soviets had outfitted the room with everything Claus needed to live in comfort. The room also had a pool at which swam a few dolphins that also had ECE installed in them. Claus also spent a lot of time talking to them as well. The test were another story altogether. They started when he was eight. They had Claus, in a period of a year. execute over 1,000 criminals that they had armed with ever deadlier weapons as a test of his IBC's fire-control function and combat abilities. Claus could tell how impressed they were by his combat performance by eavesdropping on their conversations. They were so impressed, that they made the decision to make Claus fight solders, and then their best solders to fight in the maze where they had Claus cut down the criminals. Claus defeated so many opponents, that he himself became beyond elite in both hand to hand, and armed combat.
And Claus made good use of that craft during when the soviets employed him in their military operations, and during his time in Alaska working with that Country's police forces—which was a joke compared to the Soviet elite solders he had defeated and even killed again and again without any injury to himself. Claus even still owned the same SMG he had used in the maze. Both the gun and Kielko were the two things the Soviets allowed Claus to keep when the sent him back to Alaska as a condition of their treaty with the US and Alaska. Finishing his shower, Claus morphed his school uniform around his body as he left the bathroom. ---------------------------------
Irenica awoke. Smiling, she thought about the date she had with Claus the night before. Irenica was hoping to met Claus at school. <“You look like you're in a good mood, Irenica,”> said Milgare as he glanced at Irenica. Irenica Nodded as she walked towards Milgare and looked down at him as he sat in his chair and looked up at Irenica. <“I met a boy yesterday,”> said Irenica with excitement in her voice, <“And we had a really nice time.”> Irenica was shaking with excitement at the prospect of seeing Claus again at School. Getting to his feet, Milgare asked Irenica, <“May I asked who it is that you met, Irenica?”> Giggling, Irenica laid her finger on Milgare's chin as she said in reply, <“That is a secret, Master.”> Milgare raised his eyebrow as he said, <“I see.”> Walking towards the door, Irenica smiled at Milgare as she said to him, <“Well, Master, I'm off to school.”> As Irenica left the room, Shirley said to Milgare, “Having fun?” Milgare just chuckled as he looked down at her and said in reply, “You have no idea.” -----------------------Claus walked down the street. Zargare was not with him as she said she'd take a different means of getting to school. Claus still wore the robe-like tuxedo Lucifa's maids had given him. It was worn over the school uniform as an overcoat. Out of habit from the past, Claus tuned into the police radio bands and listened to their chit-chat over the radio. So far there was no mention of him or Zargare. And that meant that they were still unknown to them. Based on what Claus knew, being unknown was in many ways batter than being known. It was at this moment that Irenica caught up to Claus, as she wowed at the sight of Claus' tuxedo and said to him, “Wow! What is that that you're wearing, Claus?” Noticing Irenica, Claus saw that she looked really good in her school uniform. Irenica was a very good looking girl. And she was around his age too. -It's my tuxedo. Lucifa gave it to me, or at least I should say her servants were the one who picked this one for me to wear,” Claus answered with a smile. “It looks nice,” said Irenica as she walked up to Claus, and then matched his pace as she walked beside him. Claus could tell Irenica could not take her eyes off his purple hair. Irenica liked the color of Claus' hair, but it was not a natural color. She could tell from the fact that Claus was the only boy she saw who was purple-haired. Irenica decided to not pursue any further. Turning to Claus, Irenica asked him, “What do you think we'll do once we're there at school?” Claus only shrugged. Irenica could tell that he did not know as well. Minutes passed, and the two came in sight of the school.
Claus could tell that the people around them were watching them as they entered the school grounds. It was the second month of the school-year, and everything was a new sight for Claus and Irenica. Irenica wowed as she took Claus' hand and led him to the class roster to see where they will be having each of their classes. Reaching the roster board, Irenica said to Claus as she saw her placement, “Isn't it great, Claus! Our first class will be together.” Claus actually smiled. Looking at the class roaster himself, he could see Zargare was in none of his classes. Claus breathed a sigh of relief as he turned to Irenica and said to her, -Let's go, Irenica. As they walked, Claus could see people glaring at his hair. It was at this moment that some of the boys grabbed Irenica as another group surrounded Claus. At once the biggest of the group stepped in front of Claus and looked down at him and smirked. “I want you to give me your money or else you won't like what we'll do to your girlfriend.” Claus contained his laughter. It was then that Claus smiled at this boy as he said to him, -You'll lose against me. “What did you say?!” roared the bully as he balled his hands into fist and swung at Claus who dodged his attack and then tripped the bully who fell to the ground as Claus kicked his lower leg from behind. The bully was stunned for a few seconds, and then got to his feet as he screamed a wordless scream at Claus and ran towards Claus. Seeing this, Claus rolled his eyes as he dodged the bully again with a sidestep, and then did a chop at the side of his neck—Knocking the bully out cold and sending him falling towards the ground and sliding a full two meters before coming to stop on the tiled floor. It was at this moment that the bully's allies came to his aid as they said, “He decked Francis!” “Oh my god! He's out cold,” said another. Turning around, Claus began to continue his walk towards his first class as Irenica caught up with Claus and said to him, “Wow! That was incredible, Claus! How did you learn to fight like that?!” -The Soviets taught me by their training between their executions they had me perform in their maze, Claus replied as he blushed and looked at Irenica who smiled. Averting her gaze from Claus, Irenica blushed as she said to Claus, “I wish I was that good. Master took me without training, and after seeing you take that boy down, could you teach me some of what you know, Claus?” Claus shrugged as he gazed at the ceiling. Reaching their class, both Claus and Irenica entered the door, and stepped inside the classroom. They spoke with the teacher who gave them separate seats to sit in. This really was both Claus' and Irenica's first time sitting at a desk in a classroom. As the minutes passed by, Claus and Irenica could see the seats around them begin to fill up with students who looked all discontent with the fact of themselves being there. Claus on the other hand, was excited to finally be sitting in a Classroom. Something that had been denied him due to his Soviet upbringing and the fact of he being without parents or guardians to look after him—but namely his soviet upbringing during his time in the Soviet World federation. And the people of Alaska called him names: Names like Commie, murderer, and dog. Murderer because he was one of those the Soviets used to execute political prisoners, their criminals, and those they hated. And Claus was perfectly willing to do this and do as the Soviets wanted of him to do.
It was then that the bell rang and Class begun. Turning his gaze onto Claus, the teacher called him to the front of the class and said to the Class, “Class! We have a new exchange student that will be join our class.” Pointing his hand at Claus, the teacher asked, “Would you mind introducing yourself to the class?” Turning his gaze onto the class, Claus said to them, -My name is Claus Sonredna. And I have come here to both learn and train. I was raised in the Soviet World Federation before moving back to Alaska, and then I came here. There was murmuring from the entire class as each of the students voiced their disapproval of Claus' origins. As Claus returned to his seat, he could see most glaring at him with dislike. As Claus sat down, he could hear whispering of the words, “Look. It's the Commie!” Irenica was the next to introduce herself as she stood at the front of the Class and said to them, “I'm Irenica Kielkoki! I'm from the Soviet World federation like Claus. Although I'm still pretty much newly made so please go easy on me.” Irenica returned to her seat and blushed as she glanced at Claus and then looked away. It was at this moment that a girl asked Irenica, “You're Soviet?” Irenica nodded only to see this girl give her a dirty look. It was then that this same girl said, “You said that you're newly made. How old are you?” “Thirty days,” replied Irenica. The girl had disbelief in her eyes as she said, “Really? You look like you're fifteen! Where are you parents? Your mom and dad.” Lowering her head, Irenica said to her, “I don't have parents. I was made in a factory the same way all the others were produced. I don't really see why it's such a big deal to you.” This girl showed her contempt on her face as she spat, “You're weird!” Claus did his best to follow the teachers directions as he read through the textbook the teacher had issued everyone. It was not all that different from the ones Claus had read on similar subjects. It was math-something Claus had no trouble with at all with the use of his IBC. Claus just cruised through the excises like a battleship cutting through a light storm at sea. Claus looked at Irenica to see the other girls around her were giving her a hard time. Claus hated that about the people here. In spite of the executions the Soviets had him perform those years ago, the Soviets were not all that bad of people—at least Claus had no reason to not think so—in spite of the fact that they did not show themselves to him for the duration of his life in the soviet would federation. And during his time there, the only ones Claus was able to talk to at all were Kielko and the other twenty ravens that lived in his garden. And this garden was very large. Having long since finished his assignment, Claus looked to his memories about the garden that was his old home. It was a dome 150 meters in diameter with a 25-meter deep pool at its center that was 20 meters in its diameter. Surrounding the pool was trees—mostly pine and birch. The was also a few apple-trees as an actual garden Claus grew some of the food he ate. Also in the dome was his house where he lived and slept. Claus had learned to take care of himself during his time living in the Soviet world federation. Turning his thoughts back to class, Claus picked up the finish assignment, and took it up to the teacher's desk to turn it in for grading. Seeing Claus walk up to his desk, the teacher said to him, “Done Already?” Claus Nodded. -May I have the next assignment? Claus asked the teacher. Nodding, the teacher handed Claus the sheets of paper. Taking the sheets, Claus returned to his seat with them.
As Claus returned to his seat, He looked at Irenica again to see that she was doing the assignment okay. Sitting down in his seat, Claus looked at the sheets of paper filled with incomplete equations. These were too easy for him thanks to his IBC. Putting this to use, Claus started into the three sheets of paper before him. As Claus worked, He thought about the end of his time at the Soviet world Federation. He made the decision then to leave the research facility for the outside would. And as he did, he could tell the Soviets would miss him. Their isolation of him Claus understood as it forged him into one of their best tools. And in that way, the Soviets found him to be valuable to them. And now even more valuable as a powerful mimesis like Zargare and Irenica. Claus had become a solder during his time there. Something Shirley and the others were not trained for. And they hated Claus because he was living proof that he was better than them. It was then that Claus' thoughts turned to how Zargare would react to him dating Irenica. As Claus thought about this, he completed all three sheets of the assignment. Getting to his feet, Claus collected the three sheets of paper, and then walked up to the teacher's desk to turn them in. There was a surprised look on the teacher's face as he saw Claus return to the desk and turn in the completed assignment. Claus was about getting the next assignment, but the teacher shook his head and said to Claus, “You've done enough for today. Please return to your seat.” Claus nodded as he did just that. Claus could tell that if the class did not hate him before, they did now—and clearly showed it on their faces as they glared at Claus as he walked back to his seat. As Claus sat down in his seat, He could see Irenica smiling at him as she winked. Looking at the clock, Claus could see it was only fifteen minutes until the dismissal bell was to ring. And fifteen minutes later, the bell did ring as both Claus and Irenica left for their next class. “You were incredible, Claus,” Said Irenica as she smiled at Claus. Claus had really been enjoying his time at school so far. -Thank you, Claus replied. He could see people were openly showing their envy of them. It was at this moment that Claus was called to the front office by the intercom. Arriving there a few minutes later, Claus was greeted by the school dean who led him into his office and sat him down at a chair. “You did a number on that Francis, son,” said the dean. Claus only nodded. “What do have to say for yourself?” the dean asked Claus who said in reply, -I was only defending myself—something the Soviet World Federation taught me to do in similar situations in their program that ended five years ago. The dean had read about such programs the Soviets had done. He was going to discipline Claus for his actions, but having his interest sparked, decided to ask what he did in their program. It was at this moment the dean asked Claus, “What did they have you do there?” -They electronically enhanced me, sir, with both a computer and electronic communications equipment they surgically installed into my brain after they matured me into an adult within a period of a year after my arrival. I was four when my maturation was completed. They then trained me as a solder for four years before putting combat testing at which they armed criminal on death-row, put me in a maze with them, and then gave me orders to terminate all targets as quickly as possible. There was two such tests a week where it was ten against one. And they had do this for a period of a year—After which I had executed over a thousand targets--with each month they putting me up against opponents armed with ever deadlier weapons. After this was done, they had me fight other solders, and then elite solders before I fought in war as part of their military.
The dean was speechless and agape at Claus' story. He then asked Claus, “How old were you when they begun having you fight the criminals?” -I was eight, sir, Claus replied. Nodding, the dean got to his feet and said to Claus, “Alright, You're free to go.” Nodding, Claus got to his feet and left the Dean's office. Opening the door, Claus stepped through it and closed the door behind him. Leaving the front office. Arriving at his next Class, Claus sat down at the desk and started into his assignment. Claus could see word had gotten around about where he had lived for most of his life. Someone had listened to his conversation with the dean. The main subject was that the people called him 'girl killer' It was now clear that the school-year would not have a happy ending. Claus could see everyone beginning to look to him with fear in their eyes. But this, Claus could not care less about. The only thing that was on his mind was want Zargare would think of him when she would begin teaching him more about how to use his abilities as a mimesis. And that was the only thing Claus cared about about at this very moment. ------------------------------
Chapter 12. To: Soviet World Federation high command from: Z. Kielkino Subject: acquisition of mimesis candidate. It has been time since my acquisition of V-06: C. Sonredna. The subject still has need to train under my guidance as the fallen angle: Lucifa, has forced V-06 into a contract at which V-06 must face Lucifa in combat after a duration of five years after his conversion into a dark mimesis upon fusion with a fallen angle. Given V-06's combat performance and history, there is little question as to V-06's ability to win said combat—such that I've had much experience in myself. I hereby request additional time overseas until V-06's abilities as a dark mimesis due to this mimesis class taking longer to master their abilities.
-------------------------Mildred was the first to read Zargare's report as it came in by electronic mail. Milgare had lied to her! Lied to the Soviet high command! Mildred was trembling with rage as she shouted, <“That bastard!”> The base commander laughed as he read both Milgare's and Zargare's report. Mildred just glared at the base commander as she said to him, <“This is no time to be laughing, Norjo.”> Norjo just smirked at his monitor as his said to her, <“I just find it fun when I see you lose it. You do know who V-06 is, Mildred?”> <“The monster,”> Mildred said as she face-palmed, <“Don't tell me Zargare's bring him back here?”> <“That's exactly what's she's doing, Mildred. Although it was Milgare who was in charge of the program that turned that frail little tike into the solder that is V-06—and a damn good solder at that. It was Milgare's idea to isolate him—just to make you bitches happy about fact of Claus living in this base—and to forge V-06 into the killing machine that he was and still is today. Not that was the first time people like you pressured Milgare into such things as the isolation of V-06 so his maturation could be uninterrupted. In my mind, Mildred, V-06 is an ideal choice for a mimesis—one whose maturation has completed it's course—unlike myself and the others and Milgare.”> Norjo just laid back in his seat as Mildred did her job of typing in what he had just said. It was then that Norjo began to type into his computer. Seeing this, Mildred asked him, <“What are you doing?”> <“Issuing new orders to Milgare, Mildred. I'm ordering him to discontinue his apprehension of Zargare and V-06.”> Completing the order to Milgare, Norjo forwarded it to the Soviet high Comand, and after a few minutes, received a reply of they approving the order at which Norjo then sent to Milgare who would no doubt receive the message within half an hour.
And as Norjo had said, Milgare did receive the order, and took it quite well as he said to himself out-loud, <“Well, It had been fun.”> Shirley looked up at Milgare and asked him, “What is it?” “My mission is over. So I will release you shortly.” Shirley was speechless. Looking down at Shirley, Milgare asked her, “What do you know about Claus?” Shirley blushed as she shook her head and said in reply to Milgare, “Not much. When we were in the SWF, we never saw him; but he stepped onboard the plane with us that took us all back to Alaska. And when we got there, we moved into that house you saw. It Claus' house since he was the one that bought it. We all were surprised when he did because Claus would go off for days, and then return with a bag of money. That's what he used to buy the house.” “And what if I told you that Claus killed for that money taking jobs where somebody wanted somebody else dead, Shirley?” Said Milgare. Shirley was at one on her feet as she said, “What are you saying?” “Our intelligence reports did mention his active involvement in assassination contracts of both police and gang alike, Shirley. Both the Soviets and Alaska regard Claus as a loose cannon. I know because I've been court marshaled because of the results of my decision to allow Claus to return to Alaska. I was in charge of him during his time in the Soviet World Federation, I'm the one who turned him into the monster that he is,” answered Milgare. Shirley was horrified by Milgare's words as she screamed, “How could you?!” “There's no point in arguing this matter, Shirley!” Milgare shouted in return, “The reason the Soviets have kept me around, Shirley, is that in spite of the hate the female population that dominates the place has for me, they turn the me to deal with the things they don't want to deal with, and to make the hard decisions they don't want to make! It's never easy for me, Shirley, but I did what would make Claus into the best solder possible at their request. And I did a damn good job at it. I simply can't undo what I did. There's just too many years of conditioning and training in place. The Claus you love will never be less than a monster. Face it, Shirley, there's no place for him in ordinary life anymore. After what I've done to him, Claus will never be an ordinary Joe. Not today, not ever.” Opening the door to the birdcage, Milgare allowed Shirley to exit her prison. Shirley was crying. Sitting down on one of the two beds, Milgare covered his eyes with a single hand as he sobbed. This went on for a moment before Milgare forced the sobbing to stop, and got to his feet as he walked towards the window to look out of it. Turning around, Milgare walked over to Shirley as he touched her with a finger. At once, Shirley was restored to her original form. She actually felt better than she did in a long time. She felt fantastic. “What did you do to me?” she asked Milgare. Milgare just smiled as he said in reply, “I regenerated your body. There sure were a lot of hidden health problems.” Shirley thanked Milgare. It was then that Shirley noticed that she was nude. Blushing, Shirley said, “What did you do with my clothes?” “I destroyed them,” Milgare answered, “And I do lack libido just to let you know, Shirley, so I don't really see what the problem is.” It was at this moment that the door to the room opened, and both Irenica and Claus entered. Seeing Shirley standing stark naked before him, Claus blushed. -Shirley, Claus said, -Why are you naked? Hearing him, Shirley screamed at Claus, and then slapped him. A moment latter, Claus sat on the bed with a hand-shaped red mark on his face as Milgare finished dressing Shirley in some of Irenica's clothing. It was then that Milgare stepped in front in Claus and got his attention. Seeing Milgare, Claus at once went pale. To Claus, it was the boy behind the glass that was there watching every goddamn test he did back at the Soviet World Federation.
<“Ah, V-06,”> said Milgare as he extended his hand. Getting to his feet, Claus said to Milgare, -What the hell are you doing here? <“Following orders,”> answered Milgare, <“But the mission was canceled by the Soviet High command. A pity though. I was looking forward to dueling you, Claus.”> Hearing this, Irenica dashed over to Milgare and Claus as she exclaimed, <“What?! You mean I won't get to fight Zargare?”> <“Yes,”> replied Milgare as he then said to Irenica, <“And that means we are now guests here in this country, Irenica. So we'll be taking no action against Claus or Zargare.”> Looking at Claus, Irenica gave him a dirty look as she said to him, <“You lied to me, Claus.”> Getting to his feet, Claus said in reply, -I never lied to you, Irenica. I just never told you I was a mimesis. <“Then why is you hair purple?”> Irenica asked Claus. -It's because I'm a dark mimesis, Irenica. The reason I did not tell you is because Zargare would be pissed if she found out I told another girl my secret; Claus answered as he face-palmed. Hearing Claus' words, Milgare began to snicker as he slapped Claus on the back and said, <“That's Zargare for you. Has she made you into a man yet?”> At once Claus' face grew bright red at Milgare's question. -As if I'd know; said Claus. Laughing, Milgare introduced himself to Claus as he said to him, <“My name is Milgare. And I am the one who was in charge of the program that turned you into the solder, Claus. You are pretty famous in the Soviet World federation. And that is pretty rare in that place when it comes to men in general.”> Shirley stepped into the conversation as she said, “How can he be famous?” “He just is,” Milgare said in reply, “as he is right up there with myself and Zargare with his skills when it comes to combat, Shirley. Claus is renowned for his ability to win battles and mission considered to be suicide missions—something I and my team trained Claus to do since he was three years of age.” Claus was giving Milgare a dirty look. Walking up to Claus, Shirley asked him, “Why didn't you tell me any of this?” -And why are you here, Shirley? Claus asked back to Shirley—not wanting to talk about his past to anyone. Shirley placed both hands onto her hips as she said to Claus, “Oh. So you're avoiding my question?” -I don't want to answer it; and for good reason, Shirley, Claus said. “It's because your head would explode if he told you,” said Milgare who decided to save Claus from seeing Shirley's sensibilities destroyed from being pressured into telling. “And besides,” Milgare added, “He and Irenica are together.” Both Irenica and Claus were surprised. “How did you know?” Irenica asked. “I watched you,” Milgare replied. Irenica blushed as Shirley glared at her as she said, “It's on.” Irenica just smirked at Shirley as she said to her, “I don't know what you're talking about.” Hearing these words, Shirley was enraged. -I think I’m going to leave, Claus said as he walked towards the hotel room door, opened it, stepped through, and closed the door behind him. Claus was glad to be out of there either way. ------------------Claus was late. That was what went through Zargare's head as she waited for Claus to return. Hearing the door unlock, Zargare saw Claus enter the room. Walking up to Claus to welcome him back, Zargare saw him walk right past her and laid his hand on the bathroom door as he mouthed a word, and then opened the door and walked through before closing it behind him. Zargare tried to open the door herself, but found that she could not. Smirking, Zargare let go of the door knob, and walked back to the bed as she laid down. Her mind at once turned to Claus as she wondered why he was avoiding her. 'Is it another girl?” Zargare thought as she stared up at the ceiling. “Why did I just think that?” Zargare thought again as a single tear flowed down her cheek.
----------------------Lucifa smiled as she watched the events from the past month unfold and sipped a drink she had Kielko prepare for her. Kielko stood nearby and too watched. Setting the wine-glass on a nearby table, Lucifa ran her finger around its rim, and the began to laugh as she said, “You're wasting time, Zargare.” “Claus will win,” Kielko said to Lucifa. Smirking at Kielko, Lucifa got to her feet and walked towards Kielko as she lifted Kielko's chin and said to her, “I'm not so sure my little cutie. You are mine until he wins—if ever.” Kielko just gave Lucifa a dirty look as she watched Lucifa shake with suppressed laughter. Kielko did not like this Lucifa. It was then that Kielko asked Lucifa, “And what do you plan to do to Claus once you have him?” Lucifa had not given that much thought. Deciding to avoid the question, Lucifa smiled as she said in reply, “be his wife of course.” Smirking at Kielko, Lucifa said to her, “I guess that answers your question.” Kielko left the room. Lucifa had told her on the day of her internment, that she was free to move throughout the city. Kielko still thought about Claus as she walked along and looked at the women around her. Reaching her house, Kielko entered it and laid down on her bed. It had been a month since she had been in human form, And Kielko was beginning to get used to living in such a form. The woman Kielko lived around did say how attractive she looked, and Kielko looked herself in a mirror as she pondered this. “Please win so you can have me back, Claus,” Kielko said as she began to cry as she watched herself do this in the mirror. --------------------------Claus looked over his collection of weapons. Picking up his SMG, Claus held the weapon in his hands as he laid on his futon and looked at the room's ceiling and pointed the gun at it. Lowering his weapon, Claus' eyes began the scanning motion of thought as he recalled how many lives he had ended. It had been a while since he had taken a job where he'd last fired it. It was then that Claus decided he would take a new job. Getting up from his futon, Claus walked over to his desk, and brought out the carrying case for his SMG. Packing away his gun, Claus picked up the ammunition for the weapon and attached the magazines into a belt that he then buckled around his waist. Putting on his armored trenchcoat. Claus buttoned up the coat, and then strapped the gun-case to his back. Looking in the mirror, Claus was satisfied of the fact the he was ready for combat. Opening the door to his subspace room, Claus entered the hotel room and saw Zargare laid on the bed. Seeing him in his outfit, Zargare remembered it was the same one Claus wore during his time in combat. It was then the Claus said to Zargare, -I'm going to take work. <“You can't be serious, Claus,”> Zargare said as she got to her feet and walked towards Claus. Walking towards the door, Claus said to Zargare, -We need money, Zargare. And this is the best way I know how. It is what Milgare trained me for. Claus could see Zargare was not too happy about hearing that name. It was then, that Claus said to Zargare, -And having met Milgare in person for the first time today, It seems to me You've held me back by not teaching as much as what Milgare taught Irenica. <“You met Milgare?”> said Zargare. Claus nodded as he released his grip on the door-knob and looked Zargare in the eye.
Breaking out a piece of paper, Claus wrote down the phone number to his IBC, and handed it to Zargare as he said to her, -You can reach me here if you need me, Zargare. I'm going to see what jobs are out there. Whether it be for Military, police, or criminal, I'm going out there to kill so we can have money. I did it for Shirley and the others, and I am doing it again. I'm a solder after all. <“Doing it again?”> spat Zargare. Deciding that he did not want to listen to Zargare, Claus opened the door to the room, and left. Seeing the door close behind Claus, Zargare wanted to scream at him. He was going out there to murder. Remembering her own atrocities, Zargare blushed as sat back down on the bed. <“Why do I think what he does is wrong?”> Zargare said as she laid down on the bed. Getting to her feet, Zargare decided that She'd go with Claus on his mission. Leaving the room, Zargare locked the door, and ran after Claus. Catching up to him, Zargare said to Claus, “I'm going with you.” Claus nearly fell over when he heard Zargare's words. -You're coming with me? Claus asked, only to see Zargare nod as she said in reply, <“Yes. And it's about time I taught you more about your abilities.”> Somehow, Claus found himself hard-pressed to find words to complain with as an answer to Zargare's statement. -Just stay out of my way, Claus finally said as he blushed and averted his gaze. “What's the matter? Don't you like the idea of using me as your weapon?” Zargare asked as she embraced Claus from behind and spoke into his ear. -It's just that this line of work isn't something I find girls willing to risk their lives doing, Claus said to Zargare. Annoyed by this statement, Zargare said to Claus, <“Then what do you call the Soviet military?”> Zargare did have a point. During his time in the Soviet army, Claus did see he was the only man there apart from brass that issued him orders. It was indeed mostly girls there. -I guess I have no choice then, grumbled Claus as he spoke. To this Zargare smiled. It was then that Zargare looked at Claus' hair and said to him, <“Can I show you another trick? How to change your hair color.”> Claus nodded as Zargare said to him, <“What you do is in-vision your hair, and then think of what color you want it to be.”> It was at this moment that Claus' hair changed into it's white color that it was before Claus became a mimesis. -That's better, Claus said as he continued on his way to the nearest police station. As they walked, a group of Claus' female peers sighted them. Looking at Claus, one of the asked another, “Isn't that Claus?” Seeing his white hair, one of them wowed as she said, “Check out his hair.” “What are you talking about? I think it really does it for him. What do you think is in the case he is carrying?” It was at this moment the group of four girls walked up to Claus, who at once detected them as he turned his gaze and looked at them with a gaze as cold as ice. The gaze of a killer when he sees his prey before the trigger of his gun is pulled. It was at this moment that Claus turned around and faced them as he said to the girls, “Is there something you want?” “Why are you dressed like that?” asked one of the girls who was the same age as Claus. It was clearly a military uniform of some kind. On the coat's name-tag was the inscription: V-06 C. Sonredna. It was then that the four saw a badge that was the flag of the Soviet World Federation on each shoulder of the coat. The four girls then saw the dead give-away: the inscription: SMKM. It was a real uniform they were looking at. “Who are you?” demanded one of the girl as she looked Claus in the eyes as their penetrating gaze matched her own. Turning around, Claus left their sight, but not before one of the girls grabbed The Gun-case and took off with it along with the three others.
Waiting until they were out of sight of Claus , The girl that held the case set it down on the ground and said to her friends, “Now let's what we have here,” as she opened the case. Getting the case wide open, the four went pale as they all saw the SMG. “My god,” said one of the girls as she picked up the weapon and looked at it. Seeing the blast marks on the muzzle, she said, “This has been used recently!” Seeing Claus enter the ally, the four girls saw Claus walk up to the girl that held his weapon, and snatched it from her as they heard Claus say to them, -Forget all about this. It is a part of me that people like you should never learn about. Grabbing the gun-case, Claus packed the gun away to hear one of the girls ask him, “Then why is your hair white, Claus? At least tell us that.” Claus' face became stiff as he looked at her and said in reply, -The things I did and still do today turned it white. Claus did not feel like telling them about his life's story. It was also the same with Shirley, Zack, and the others. Claus did not feel like telling them things like seeing the look on one's face when he ended them, or see seeing those he kill both crap their pants and wet themselves when they died and also smelling that. Deciding to continue on his way, Claus glanced at them and said, -It's not something I ever would like to talk about anyways, as he walked away. The four girls were all agape at the sight of Claus as he walked away from them. Claus looked very different from how they saw him at school. Deciding to ignore Claus' advice to them, the four girls then decided to tail Claus as he walked to the police station to look for work to do for them. Following Claus, the four girls saw Zargare catch up to him. Following them for a few minutes more, the four girls saw Claus and Zargare walk into the police station. Following Claus And Zargare into the police station, the four girls saw Claus looking intently at the bounty-board with Zargare. It was at this moment they saw him tear away one of the posters and take it to the front desk. Digging through his pocket, the four girls saw Claus pull out his wallet, and flashed it before the eyes of the two police officers—who both went pale upon seeing the wallet before them. It was at this moment that the two police officers phoned their Superior And then said to Claus and Zargare, “Go to the back.” Doing just that, Claus met with the Police chief who looked at Claus and said to him, “What can I do for you, Mr. Sonredna?” -I'm here to do your dirty work, sir, answered Claus. “What do you mean our dirty work?” -You do have a few bounties on your board out front. I'm here for more information on them so I may go and bring them in to collect their bounty, replied Claus. “I see,” said the police chief as he raised his brow and said, “I'll have Someone drive you out there, but you do know that everyone who went before never came back—at least not in one piece.” -I Understand, said Claus as he grinned and said, -I'm not like the other who came before me. -----------------------
Claus sat at the back of the Van as they watched Claus prepare his SMG for use. It was two police officers that watched Claus as he slid in a clip and cocked the gun. “Are you sure you won't need help, Sir?” -Nope, answered Claus as he pointed his Weapon at the back door of the van and looked down the sight. Zargare hung from Claus' neck in the form of a star shaped piece of jewelry. “we're here!” yelled the driver of the van as it came to a stop in front of a factory that had been turned into a fortress. Opening the back door to the van, Claus and the two SWAT troopers as well as four more got out of the Van. Claus looked at the building before him, and began to laugh. Taking out a metal case, Claus opened it, and took out a set of photographs. Looking over Claus' shoulder, the two solders saw it was pictures of girls as well as a group photograph of female solders that had Claus as the only guy there clearly shown as part of the Group. They then saw a tear fall from Claus' face as he put the photographs away in the tin box, closed it, and then tucked the box away in the pocket of his coat. -let's go, said Claus to the six SWAT solders as the seven of them entered the building.
Chapter 13. Claus and the six SWAT troopers entered the building. Claus heard through his ECE that they had been seen from listening to their radio noise. Turning to his men, Claus said to them electronicly, -Be ready. They know we're here. “And just how do you know this?” asked the squad leader. Glaring at him, Claus said, -They have radio. And I communicate electronicly by nature as I have Electronic communications equipment installed in my brain. It was at this moment that Claus heard footsteps from the enemy moving towards them. -Hide yourselves! They're coming our way! The men did just that as Claus screwed on a silencer onto the muzzle of his SMG. Seeing the first man dash within an arm's reach of himself, Claus grabbed him, and then killed him by breaking his neck with a head twist. There was then the smell of shit in the air as the body soiled itself upon death. Dragging the body, Claus set it in a corner, and waited for the others to dash through as well. It was at this moment that a group of four gunmen burst out into Claus' sights as he opened fire onto them—cutting down all four in a single, and plastering the wall next to them with their blood. Moving into the hallway, Claus signaled for the other to follow. As the moved along, one of the men said to another, “This guy is good at this.” Claus could hear from the radio noise that there was more heading their way. Seeing another enemy, Claus saw him jump in surprise, but shook, and then fell to the floor as Claus shot him with a stream of bullets. It was the same as Claus moved from hall to hall, and room to room killing everyone he saw who an enemy. At took twenty minutes, but Claus had found and killed the bounty. Carrying the body back to the van, Claus threw it in the back of the van. As they drove back to the police station. The six looked at the body that lay at the floor of the van. Claus only sat in his seat and looked out the back window as if this whole mission was just another day for him. Which was true—in a manner of speaking. Digging through the pocket of his coat, Claus dug out that same tin that had the photos a few of the troopers had seen earlier. Opening the tin box again, Claus took out the same group photo, and looked at it. “Who's those chicks?” asked one of the Troopers. Claus gave him a dirty look as he then raised an eyebrow and looked at the man as he said in reply, -My unit that I fought in during an anti-insurgency campaign in Europe. “Jesus,” said another one of the men that sat near Claus as he then said to Claus, “So That makes you a vet then. How old were you when you fought this war?” -I was eleven. Although I was an adult since the age of four when the turned me into an adult by their machines.“Goddamn,” said one of the policemen as he said, “That makes you quite the bad-ass.” Claus only nodded. It was at this moment that one of the men there asked Claus, “Were you in Germany at all?” -The only thing we saw there was graveyards that were once towns and cities when we passed through in our trucks. There was noone there that I could see. -----------------Claus and Zargare returned to the hotel room. Claus at once rushed off to the bathroom and closed the door behind him. Tears at once began to fall from his eyes as Claus punched the wall. 'Why?' Claus asked himself. It was at this moment that Zargare entered the room and embraced Claus form behind and said to him, <“It's okay, Claus. It's just chance what happened to your people back there. No-one could have predicted that outcome. Not even me.”> It was at this moment that Claus for the first time in his life, used his voice as he whispered to Zargare, <“Dankon.”> Zargare smiled as she remembered that phrase.
The next day at school, Claus and Irenica walked along. Claus knew everyone learned of what he did the day before. Claus had had read this in the newspaper as did most everyone else. “That was some news story,” said Irenica as Claus blushed. Reaching the school, Both Claus and Irenica could see everyone there just glaring at Claus. NO body even dared approach him or Irenica. Reaching the classroom, Claus and Irenica sat down in their seats and waited for the class to begin. Claus blushed as he looked at Irenica's figure. Averting his gaze, Claus thought about how attractive Irenica was. Zargare was quite attractive as well. It was at his moment that the teacher entered the room and asked that all eyes to be on him as he began to speak about the anti-insurgency campaign in Europe. The first statements were rubbish as Claus could see that they were based on the public information the Soviet federation provided the outside world. Getting to his feet, Claus raised his hand, and the teacher asked him, “If you don't mind, Mr. Sonredna, I'm in the middle of a lecture.” -I was there, sir. The actual story is very different from as you're telling it. Mind if I share? There was dead silence as all eyes were at once on Claus. The teacher was agape as he looked at Claus as if he were insane with his face completely pale. Getting to his feet, Claus walked to the center of the room as he began to speak and tell the exact story of how it actually was. -----------------------Five years ago. <“We're going to Europe,”> said the girl with excitement as she walked with her friend. <“But I do hear that our new commander is something else,”> said her friend with a grin. <“let's go see her,”> she said as she led her friend by the hand. Reaching the room, the two girls opened the door, and saw a man in there. Barging in, she said, <“What!? Who the hell are you and why don't you have a monitor with you?”> Turning his gaze onto them, Claus said to them in reply, -I'm your commander. I am V06. As for my monitor, I have KI-03 right there. Who might you be? The girl blushed as she said in reply, <“I'm sergeant Amo Nu. I apologize for not knowing who you were, sir.”> Claus only nodded. It was indeed his first time being a commander of a military group. It was at this moment that Kielko said to Claus, -Why did you call me a monitor? -I had to say something, Kielko. I know this kind of people far better than you do. Amo walked up to Claus, and got herself a better a better look at him. Looking back at her, Claus saw she was very attractive. The soviets had decided not to give him progesterone like they did the other men. ---------------------The time for dinner came, and both Claus and Kielko walked to the mess-hall. Getting there, the two looked at the women that would be under his command. Getting some food for both himself and his raven, Claus sat down at a table as both he and Kielko began to eat. Claus could see that he was at once the center of everyone's attention as the the women glared at him with mixed emotions on their faces. None of them gave him the time of day. Seeing this, Kielko asked Claus, -Do you know what their problem is? -Men like myself are always under the constant supervision of a monitor whereas I am not. I have you with me, so I don't need a monitor, Kielko. -I see. They don't trust you, Claus. -Don't remind me. It was at this moment that a group of them walked up to Claus and said, <“What the hell are you doing here without your monitor, Male?”> Claus looked at her as if she were insane as he said to her in reply, -I don't need a monitor. And I'm also the man in charge here.
This statement enraged this woman as she said to Claus, <“What?! I'll have to let you know that I am the commander of this army group. Now if you don't prove that you have reason to be here, I'll have you imprisoned!”> Claus did not know how how to scream or speak. So he instead dug through his coat and handed the bitch his transfer slip. Snatching the sheet from Claus' hand, the woman read it, and then grew pale. It was at this moment that she said to Claus, <“My apologies, sir. I was out of line.”> Claus then asked her, -What is your name? Tensing, the woman blushed as she said to Claus in reply, <“It's Euriko, sir.”> It was at this moment that Claus asked Euriko, -How old are you, Euriko? <“I'm five, sir,”> answered Euriko as she sat down at the table facing Claus. Scanning Claus with her eyes, Euriko looked at Claus' collar and asked him, <“Why is it you don't speak like the rest of us do?”> -I never learned how, said Claus in reply as he heard Euriko giggle and say to him, <“Is that so? Now. What's your name?”> -It's V-06. <“That's a name?”> asked Euriko as she got more and more interested in Claus. It was at this moment that Claus said to Euriko, -It's the only name the brass allows me to go by. I am one of the numbers after all. Euriko was agape as she said, <“One of the numbers?”> -Yes. And that means I more than good enough, and have what it takes for the role as Commander of this military group. Giggling, Euriko got to her feet as she said to Claus, <“I like you, V6.”> Claus blushed as he watched her leave. -Some girl, said Kielko as she hopped onto Claus Shoulder and looked into his eye. -------------------The number of female solders Claus found that he had under his command was the better part of three hundred. And Claus took his job of commanding them very seriously. A month went by and Claus was met by one of the head generals who told him that several of the satellite countries in Europe had declared their independence from the Soviet World Federation, and Claus and his small force was being sent there. When the general had left, Claus walked to the mess hall of the base and got some beer to drink. It was at this moment Euriko show up and sat down next to Claus and said to him, <“Claus! I didn't expect to find you here at this time. And drinking no less.”> -We're going to war, Euriko. We head out in thirty hours to the European States. <“You can't be serious,”> said Euriko. Euriko could see that Claus was indeed serious as this was the first time Euriko saw Claus drinking. -------------------The first year was nothing to brag about as Claus and his group stayed in the reserve behind the main force. Another year passed before word reached Claus the America had entered the conflict and had landed forces on the area of Ireland and England. A week later, Claus and his group was ordered to England itself to fight directly with the Americans. Both Claus and Euriko had gotten quite close during the last two years, and she was the one Claus would turn to for advice. During one such time, Claus asked Euriko, -Why do we fight, Euriko? Euriko shrugged as she said in reply, <“It was what I was made to do Claus, But I don't know about you. How we're you made?”> -I was conceived, brought to term, and then born, Euriko. <“Sounds perverse if you ask me, Claus?”> Smiling, Claus said to Euriko, -You're one to talk. There was shock on Euriko's face as she said, <“What are you saying?”> as she walked over To Claus and sat down next to him. It was at this moment that Claus deep kissed Euriko. Euriko blushed as she looked into Claus' eyes. It was at this moment that the two became intimate. Climaxing and finishing several minutes later, Euriko asked Claus, <“Why did you do that to me?”>
-I just wanted to experience what humans in America call love. I hope you did not mind at all. Euriko got up from the cot and got redressed. Claus did the same as the both left Claus' quarters. A week later, Claus and his group were ordered into a city in which Claus was told in the briefing was where the main force of the rebels resided. As Claus and his force entered the city, his intuition told him that something was wrong—very wrong. Within the hour, Claus and his force found that they had walked right into the den on the main American force. The intelligence division had blew it. Claus and his force held out for the next five days, but were quickly being worn down by the sheer weight of the enemy's numbers—almost always being outnumbered fifteen to one in every firefight. On the fifth day, Euriko was badly hurt. Seeing that there was no further options left to him, Claus ordered a nuclear strike on the city itself—wiping out the American force—and taking his own along for the ride. Only he and Euriko were the only survivors as Claus took shelter with Euriko from the blast. Both Claus and Euriko made it back to Soviet territory, but at a cost. Euriko could no longer walk on her own, and was from then forward confined to a wheelchair. Claus on the other hand, had gone mentally ill from his actions, as well as being court-marshaled upon his return. Claus was found guilty upon the charges of favoritism, intimacy, cowardice, and deliberately causing the deaths of his entire force. Claus was stripped of his rank, and then sent back to his research base. A year later, a cease-fire was signed, And Claus was sent to Alaska as reparations as a condition of the cease-fire. ------------------------Claus had finished telling the class about this, and he receive no shortage of people glaring at him with contempt. As Claus returned to his seat, he saw a few of the girls there were crying. A few minutes later, Claus and Irenica left the classroom and entered the hallway. It was at this moment that one of the girls Claus saw crying in the classroom walked to him, grabbed him by the shirt, and said to him, “You killed my daddy.” -I don't know what you're talking about, said Claus in reply. This answer did not appease this girl as she began to Throttle the collar of his shirt and said to Claus, “You were there! My daddy was there! You dropped the nuke on him and killed him!” -I had no choice! “I don't care!” screamed the girl, “Give me my daddy back!” -I was following orders. I had no choice! I've would had been shot if I disobeyed. I had no choice god dammit! Claus was pale as his entire body trembled. “Is that all you can say?” asked the girl as she looked into Claus' eyes and screamed at him, “I hate you!” Pounding away at Claus' chest, the girl screamed, “I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!” Walking away from Claus, The girl said, “I hope you die soon, but that would be too good for you. You better hope that you don't see me again, you mass murderer!” Deciding that he had as much as he could take, Claus left the school and headed back to the hotel. Getting there, Claus laid on the bed and cried. ----------------------
Chapter 14. It took a full year for things to calm down. During that year, Claus had mastered his abilities as a mimesis. Claus had moved into an apartment of his own from the money he earn from working with the police and had succeeded in dramatically reducing the crime levels on the streets. Claus had thought about his past a lot. Every time he slept, he would remember those solders he commanded. The one thought that went through Claus' head was, 'If I had only done it differently, they might still be around.' Claus still had pictures of his women, Euriko, and a black book that had their names. Zargare would watch Claus read over his book every night. A week later, Claus checked the mail, and saw a letter from the Soviet World Federation. Taking the letter up to the apartment, Claus opened it, read it, and smiled. It was a letter from Euriko. She was coming to the US on a goodwill visit, and would arrive in two days. In short, it was an order slip that assigning both Claus and Zargare as Euriko's bodyguards as Euriko was now an envoy of the SWF. Entering the room, Zargare saw Claus smiling and asked, “What has gotten you so excited?” -Euriko is coming here in two days to visit. <“What?! You mean your sweetheart from your time in the Soviet army?”> asked Zargare as she walked up to Claus and saw him nod. Zargare was speechless as she snatched the sheet from Claus' hands and read it herself. Laying back on the bed, Zargare stared up at the ceiling and said, <“Well. Orders are orders. It does also mean they want you back in the military, Claus.”> -Now that I find surprising. ---------------------The day came, and both Claus and Zargare was there. Nearby was a transport plane. It was at this moment that the ramp lowered, and out came a young woman who was in a wheelchair pushed by a man who too had a number on his forehead. It was then that the man pushed the girl up to both Claus and Zargae as he said to Claus, -Well; if it isn't the V-06. I'm V-18. It is nice to finally meet you in person. Like Claus, this V-18 spoke through a collar. It was at this moment Claus said, -I don't believe we've met. -We were matured in different bases entirely, so that is understandable. It was at this moment that Euriko stepped in and said, <“Niko. I'm very happy to see you again.”> -As am I, Euriko. It's been several years since I last saw you, said Claus as he embraced Euriko and heard her say to him, <“God I've missed you. Why don't we go back to your place, Niko.”> ---------------------Arriving at his apartment, Claus opened the door as V-18 pushed Euriko in. Closing the door, Claus showed V-18 to a chair and allowed him to sit. Claus then got V-18 a bottle of beer and sat down with him. Turning to Euriko, Claus asked her, -Can I get you something? Shaking her head, Euriko said to Claus in reply, <“That's okay. We already ate.”> Nodding Claus heard V-18 ask him, -So. How have you been getting by here? I did here you were discharged from the army. “I'm actually to blame for that,” said Euriko, <“Claus and I were lovers.”> V-18 looked surprised as he asked Euriko, -you two were intimate? If I understand, that is a violation of Soviet law. As far as things go, intimacy is very unnecessary as we manufacture the people we need. Euriko giggled, as she said to V-18, <“It's okay. V-18 is only three years old after all.”> -I see, said Claus as he checked the time and asked Euriko and V-18, -Would you two like to come to class with me today?
-------------------------Claus, V-18, and Euriko entered the school building as Claus said to V-18 electronicly, -Remember. This is a place of peace. Do not draw out any weapons you may carry with you. -I understand. Claus could see people wowing as they laid eyes onto Euriko. Arriving at the classroom, Claus held the door open for Euriko as her chair rolled in under her control. Claus saw that girl was there. Noticing Claus she averted her gaze. It was at this moment a boy walked up to Euriko and asked her, “Hello. What's your name?” Smiling, Euriko looked at him and said to the boy in reply, “I'm Euriko. An Envoy of the SWF. It's very nice to meet you. What is your name?” The boy grew pale as he said, “You're Claus' girlfriend from that story of his.” “Oh. You must be talking about conflict I took part in that caused the cease-fire,” answered Euriko with a smile, “Well. I'm here on a goodwill visit to make sure such a thing does not repeat.” At once a bunch of girls walked up to Euriko. That girl also walked up to Euriko and said to her, “And do you think your cease-fire can bring back my father?” To this Euriko said, “Claus did not know and neither did I. You don't even know what it was like there during those five days of hell. Claus paid a price unimaginable to any of you. He buried what remains he could find, and then carried me on his back all the way back to safe territory. My legs were crushed when debris fell on me during the fighting. I can no longer walk, Claus on the other hand always smiled before that war. He was happy. When we returned home, that smile was gone. Something had died in him that day. The court-marshal was the last straw for Claus as his mind was shattered when I saw him walk out of that courtroom after the court-marshal. And that was the last I saw of him until now.” By the time Euriko had finished speaking, tears were flowing down her cheeks. The girl's eyes trembled as she thought, 'Why am I even feeling sorry for him?' “I'm sorry about what happened to your father, but what happen cannot be undone. Claus desperately wants to bring back his solders. I know because Zargare told me that every night he reads a list of their names and looks at their pictures. And he carries those with him everywhere he goes.” It was at this moment the Girl walked up to Claus and Apologized to him as she said, “I'm really sorry about what I said to you.” Claus nodded as he said, -I don't feel like talking about it. Smiling, the girl walked back to her seat. It was at this moment that V-18 said to Claus, -Who was that girl? -Just somebody who has held a grudge. -I see. -------------Lunch-time came, and the three came to the cafeteria to eat. V-18 could see that the women there were leering at him. It was at this moment that one of the girls said to another, “Oh my god. He's so dreamy.” “I know what you mean,” said another. “Here's an idea,” said one of the girls, “Why don't we ask him out.” “What?! You mean I make the first move?” “Why not? From what I hear, that boy is only going to be here for a short time, so we must strike the iron while it is still hot.” The girl started to get nervous and she said to her friends, “But I'm not really ready to talk to him.” “Ah; don't be a baby! I'll introduce you,” she said as she grabbed her friend's hand and lead her over to V-18. It was at this moment that they saw both Claus and Euriko leave the cafeteria together. “This looks interesting,” said one of the girls who then said, “Let's follow them and see what they're up to. ------------------
-Time to give you your legs back, said Claus. Euriko was quite surprised as she said to Claus, <“What?! The doctors told me that the damage done to my legs is irreversible. I don't see how you can do anything.”> -Well. I am a mimesis. You'll be on your feet before you know it. Walking up to Euriko, Claus embraced her, and then shined was a blinding light as his hair turned purple and Claus morphed around Euriko's body as he got to work rebuilding the bones in Euriko's legs. 'no wonder she can't walk. The bone healed incorrectly.' Claus also found he had to rebuild the muscles in her legs as well do to the fact that they had atrophied to almost nothing. Twenty minutes later, Claus had finish his surgical work on Euriko's legs and separated from her body as he morphed back into his original form. -I'm all done, said Claus as he looked tired. It was at this moment that Euriko rose from her chair and took a few steps before falling and being caught by Claus. Lifting Euriko up with a cradlehold, Claus set her back down in her wheelchair as he heard her say to him, “That was the first time in several years I was able to use my legs.” Euriko blushed as she then saw Claus Collapse onto her lap. Claus looked Exhausted. It was at this moment Euriko asked him, “are you okay, Claus?” -I'll be fine. I used many of the cells from my muscles to rebuild your legs. But you will have to relearn how to walk. It was at this moment that the group of girls that had watched this rushed up to Claus and said to him, “That was amazing. How did you do it?” Claus looked up them, as he said, -All I did to was disassembled the bones in Euriko's legs cell by cell, and then reassembled those bones cell by cell using my nano-machines. I also rebuilt her leg muscles by transferring some of the cells from my own muscles. You'd wouldn’t believe what jumbled mess her legs were before I completed my surgery. Euriko is fine now; but she will have to learn how to walk again. Should take her about two weeks. It was at this moment that Claus fell asleep. Walking up to Euriko, the lead girl said to her, “Claus does not seem like a bad guy to me.” Smiling, Euriko said to her, “You are right. Claus is a very good man. I think doing things like this and working with the police of this country is his way of atoning for his actions during that war we both fought in.” It was then that Claus' body then morphed into a purple ball that was ten centimeters across. Smiling, Euriko said, <“Was I hurt that badly?”> “What happened to him?” asked the girl as she picked up the ball and looked at it. It was at this moment that Euriko said to her in reply, “He's regenerating. It's a form of sleep a mimesis does when they receive enough damage. They change into this form as their body undergoes repair in their subspace pockets. He will come around in a week or less, so you don't have to worry.” “What's a mimesis?” asked the girl. “A mimesis is an autonomous shape-shifting weapons system that was developed by the Atlantians some fifteen-thousand years ago. They're produced by combining an angle with a mortal life-form, a computer, and a host of nano-machines—a 'universal weapon' in other words,” said Euriko as she grabbed the ball from her and said to her, “And he is not a toy.” “May I ask you something, Euriko?” said the girl as she looked down at her. “Yes,” said Euriko in reply. “Would it be okay if my friend went on a double date with Claus, yourself, and that guy you're with?” Euriko nodded as she smiled and said, “Sure. That would be nice. Does a week from now sound fine with you?” The girl smiled as she said, “Sure. I'll let Claus pick the place. See you later,” as she dashed out of site. Walking up to the girl she was about to introduce to Claus, the girl said to her, “You have a date, Elisha.” Elisha blushed as she said, “What?! You mean I'm going to have dinner with that boy?” “You sure will,” she said as the two of them decided to go to their next class early.
Six days later, Claus's body returned to it's original form as he sat up in bed. Causing clothing to morph around his body, Claus walked to the kitchen and saw Euriko there preparing a meal. <“Hey. I see that you've finally come around. Are you feeling okay, Claus?”> Claus nodded as he asked Euriko, -Where is V-18? <“At School. As for Zargare, Irenica, Milgare, and that girl named Shirley, they're back at the Soviet World federation. As for V-18, he will join them when our date is over. Zargare thinks that you can complete your training as a mimesis on your own here on out. As for our orders, we're to live together—just to give the brass updates on your status. I am also to tell you that you're reinstated as part of the Soviet military and your order are to guard me. And after six months, we are to return to the Soviet World federation where you'll complete your training.”> -I see. What did Zargare tell you? Asked Claus as he walked up to Euriko. Smirking, Euriko said to Claus in reply, <“She told me Everything—including the fact that you have a match with the devil herself in four years, and that the Devil has Kielko as collateral to make sure that you make good on your agreement.”> -Don't remind me, said Claus as he averted his gaze and blushed. -What's this about a date? <“Well; a girl asked V-18 out, so I thought that it would be better if it was a double date —so that you and I can get up to speed about what has gone on during the last seven years.”> -I see, said Claus as he walked up to Euriko and said to her, -I see that you're walking again. Nodding, Euriko said, <“It's also the reason why V-18 has decided to return home in two days. With a mimesis around, He feels his presence is no longer needed here. It also means we can spend a lot more time together.”> It was at this moment that the door opened and V-18 walked through as he said, -I'm home. <“Welcome home, Urko,”> said Euriko as she smiled and said, <“Dinner will be ready shortly.”> Nodding, Urko noticed Claus standing there and said to him, -I see that your body is done with its repairs, Claus. That sure was something rebuilding her legs like you did. It really was the first time something of that sort was performed. I can't thank you enough. -What about our date tomorrow, Urko? -Well. I don't really have any interest in what they call romance; but I will make good on that appointment. I also will be heading home the day after the date takes place as I'm no longer needed here with you around. -I see, said Claus as he walked into the living room. It was then that Urko sat down with Claus as the two of them looked out the window and listened to the sound of the city. -I will miss this place. It sure was fun. -I know what you mean, Urko. There's something to be said for the lives the people here lead. It's rather nice. -That is true, Claus, but I still think our masters have the right idea in their practices. For one, I am the same age as young child here, but am a mature adult. It took several weeks to manufacture me, but I was indeed ready to go the moment I was created—although I'm still inexperienced. I guess that's what the people here call a child. Walking into the room, Euriko handed them both a plate of food as she sat down with a plate of her own to join the discussion. It was at this moment that Euriko said to the two, <“But the three of would be considered children under the laws of this country given our ages. I myself is eleven, while Urko is four, and Claus here is fifteen. So; as far as I'm concerned it does not matter in this society so long as you look the part and act it.”> Claus nodded as he said, -You have a point. By the way, Euriko, where will our date be? <“In the restaurant you go to everyday to have your decaffeinated coffee. I have to say that you sure are a creature of habit, Claus. I really do hope that you don't mind me choosing the place for you.”>
Shaking his head, Claus said, -I think that going to be the place I would have chosen myself. <“Good,”> said Euriko who smiled and then said, <“It's settled then.”> ----------------------Elisha sat at a table and blushed. She was dressed in a example of her best clothes. Nearby at a different table sat her friend who watched over her. It was at this moment that the door to the restaurant opened, and in walked Claus, Urko, and Euriko. It was then that the three walked over to her table and sat down. The seat Urko chose was the one that faced Elisha herself at the other side of the table. Blushing, Elisha said to Urko, “I see that you're here. Are you doing okay?” Urko nodded as he said to Elisha in reply, -Yes. I am in perfect shape as is a requirement of my being in the Soviet Military. Looking into Urko's eyes, Elisha asked him, “Have you ever been in a war like Claus has?” -No. Unlike Claus, I've never been given a command of one of the active Army groups. Like the other numbers Today, I'm in mothball status until the next war. “So you've never killed anybody?” asked Elisha as she heard Urko say to her in reply, -Not yet. And If I ever do in a war, like Claus, It would never be by choice. Elisha felt relieved to hear these words. This Urko seemed like a true gentleman to her. Smiling, Elisha said to Urko, “I like you Urko.” -Thank you, said Urko. Smiling, Elisha asked Claus and Euriko as she smirked, “So; you two. I'm dying to know how you two met.” -You did hear my story from a year ago? “Nope,” said Elisha as she said to them, “I myself want to hear it.” It was at this moment that Euriko stepped in and said to her in reply, “Claus and I met in the army. At the time, he and I were of the same rank.” “Did I hear that you two were lovers. How was he—Claus I mean?” Smiling, Euriko said, “He was great, but Claus was stripped of his rank because of the love we shared. Such thing are unlawful where I come from. 'It disrupts social order' they say.” “What?!” exclaimed Elisha, “Then how did you came to be?” “In a manner of speaking, Elisha, I was made in a factory—as was Urko and Irenica. And for us Soviets, We are born ready to begin the tasks we were manufactured for. It really is not all that bad, Elisha.” “but why?” asked Elisha who then heard Euriko ask her, “Have you every heard of the great patriotic war at all, Elisha?” Elisha shook her head as she heard Euriko say to her, “It was the war the forged the Soviet World Federation and nearly drove the human race to extinction by the use of Atomic weapon used by both sides. By the war's end ten years after its start, most of the men were dead and it was mostly women who were fighting the last battles. Zargare and Milgare came to our aid and gave us the means to manufacture our people while at the same time, it was decided the total male population was to never exceed 5% of the total population of a state—as a measure to make sure that never again would the world be destroyed by war. And at this same time, the Territories occupied by Soviet troops were declared part of the Soviet Union. A year later, the state renamed itself the Soviet World Federation.” “But have things gotten better?” asked Elisha. Pursing her lips, Euriko said to Elisha, “For the most part; but the are usually treated like last week's leftovers as they are the ones who were blamed for starting The war that brought about the Soviet World Federation. I myself don't think it's right how they're treated, but that's life where I come from, Elisha. And the men that are there are constantly monitored by the state. In spite of all this, the goal of preventing another world war has come to pass.” Elisha shrugged as she said, “Well. That does answer my question. When does Urko go home?”
-I return to the Soviet World Federation tomorrow. Elisha did not look happy to hear that as she said, “Too bad. I was hoping I could get to know you a bit better. Let me guess: Duty calls.” Urko nodded as he heard Elisha ask Claus, “And what about you?” -I stay in this country for another six months before I am to return to the Soviet World Federation. “That is some good news at least,” said Elisha, “I think I might ask you out sometime in the near future, Claus.” Claus blushed as he placed his order for the food. When the food arrived, Claus at once began to eat. Claus allowed the others to chat as he ate. It was one of the habits he acquired during the war. And Claus really had no need for speech as he never learned how to speak, but instead Communicated using his built-in electronics. When the meal was done, Claus left the table as he walked along outside the restaurant under the arcade. It soon came to pass that Euriko and Urko joined him as the three returned to Claus' apartment. When tomorrow came, Both Claus and Euriko saw him off at the airport. The next six months were about to get interesting. -----------------------------
Chapter 15. Both Claus and Euriko awoke in bed together. <“That was some night,”> said Euriko as she got out of bed and dressed. Claus did the same as he walked in the kitchen and began to prepare breakfast. As Claus cooked the meal at the stove, Euriko walked up beside him and looked over his shoulder as smelled the food and smiled as she said, <“It does smell pretty good, Claus.”> Claus smiled as he said to her, -Well; I did learn to cook during this period of exile. The ones I cooked for did enjoy my meals I made for them. Looking at the pan Claus was using, Euriko wowed as she saw the quality of the pan being used. <“Where did you get that pan?”> Asked Euriko as she looked at Claus. -I produced it, said Claus with a smile. Completing preparations of the meal, Claus produced two plates and then began to place the food onto the plates. Walking to the table with the two plates of food, Claus set them down onto the table and then began to eat. Walking up to the table herself, Euriko sat down in a chair as she herself began to eat. “Oh my god,” said Euriko, “This is really good.” Nodding, Claus said to Euriko, -Thank you. Finishing their meal, Both claus and Euriko took a shower together, Finished their shower, redressed, and then left for school. Walking along the sidewalk, the Euriko looked at Claus and Blushed. Twenty minutes later, The two reached the school. By this time, Claus had become very renowned in his part-time job working for the police; and had a handsome rate of pay for his services. Some of the police officers even began to go to the same Restaurant as Claus—although Claus kept to himself most times and only talked to them when they spoke to him. At one point one of them asked Claus, “So where are you headed to?” -Back to the SWF. “Back to being a solder, Claus?” asked one of the men. Claus smiled as he said to them, -The wars are over for me. They tossed me out. If I do go back into the military, It is for sure not going to be as a solder. “I see,” said the man as he asked, “Do you have a photo of your solders with you?” Claus nodded. This man had seen the picture box before as he was with Claus when he first began working with the police. Digging through his coat, Claus took out that very same tin box and opened it. Claus then handed the photographs to the man. Looking at the photographs, the man came across a picture of Claus and Euriko together in their casual clothing during one of the times they were off duty. “Isn't this Euriko, Claus?” Claus nodded as he said to him in reply, -Yes. That was her and myself during the war. The man cat-called at the photograph as he said, “I just don't know how you do it.” -It's just chance really; said Claus and he took back the photographs. It was at this moment that he asked Claus, “How old was she at the time? Euriko I mean.” -She was Five; said Claus in reply as he looked at him as if he was insane and then said to Claus, “Impossible. You two look like adults to me in that picture.” It was at this moment that Claus decided to tell him a fact about Soviets as he said to him, -Unlike you, Euriko was made in a factory; and born as an adult ready for the life she was made for. As for myself, They matured me into an adult when I was brought there, and replaced my name. At the time of the photograph you saw, I was ten. The man rolled his eyes as glared at Claus was blatant disbelief. Concluding that he was wasting his time, Claus got up from table, paid for his drink, and then left the pub. Walking back to his Apartment, Claus saw Euriko was there. Walking up to her, Claus kissed her and then walked over to bed and laid down.
-We leave for the SWF at the end of the week; said Claus as he looked at Euriko who sat down next to him and said, <“But the end of the week is the day after tomorrow, Claus.”> Claus nodded as he said, -I know. I am going to sleep for now. It was at this moment that Claus shined with a bright light and morphed into a red ball as he began to sleep. Embracing to ball, Euriko kissed it as she said, <“I love you, Claus.”> Euriko then scooted back against the wall with her back to it as she clasped her knees with her hands. Moving her legs, Euriko remembered that she'd almost had forgotten what it was like not being able to walk. -----------------“What?!” exclaimed Elisha as said to Euriko, “You're leaving with Claus for the Soviet World Federation tomorrow?” Euriko nodded as she heard Elisha ask her, “Where's Claus now?” “With me,” answered Euriko as she extended her hand and removed the bracelet from her wrist and handed it to Elisha as she said to her, “This is him here.” Taking the Bracelet, Elisha heard it say to her, -I would like for you to hand me back to Euriko. “Not so fast, Claus,” said Elisha as she grinned and asked him, “Why are you so eager to head back to that place? Didn't they toss you out six years ago?” -I'm a tool, Elisha, as you can see. They need me to create for them—although I cannot tell you because it's classified concerning exactly what it is. “Can at least give me a generalization of what you'll be creating, Claus?” asked Elisha as heard the bracelet say to her, -Life. It was at this moment that Elisha exclaimed, “What?! What do you mean 'life.' That does not tell me anything, you boy.” It was then that Euriko said to Elisha, “What he means is life-forms like myself, Elisha. He's going to working for the place in-charge of designing new humans like myself—but Claus Claus is going to do something very different from what I just described. That's the most I can tell you, Elisha. The rest is very classified. Claus would have to kill you if he told you.” Elisha at once grew pale as she handed the bracelet back to Euriko who put it back onto her wrist. “You're mean,” said Elisha as she gave the bracelet a dirty look as she then snatched it away from Euriko's hand and broke into a run. Elisha then left the school as she put on the bracelet. Claus at once said, -what are you doing?! “Making sure that you don't get away from me, Claus. I just don't want you to leave,” said Elisha as she kissed the bracelet. Claus was speechless. A moment later, Claus said, -but I can't stay here, Elisha. “Would you stop with that! I love you, Claus,” said Elisha as she sat down against the wall of a building and then said, “If you won't stay, I'm coming with you.” -You don't know enough to be useful to the SWF. You would only get in the way of-“I don't care!” screamed Elisha, “Then teach me what I need to know. You can do that. Can't you?” There was silence, and then the bracelet shined as it then morphed into a crown. Putting on the crown, Elisha heard Claus ask her, -Are you sure you want to go through with this? Nodding, Elisha said, “Yes.” -This will hurt; said Claus as the Crown shined brightly and Elisha screamed as she felt pain serge through her brain as image after image flashed through her mind's eye. An Hour later, the light stopped, and Elisha laid on the ground out cold. Reverting to his original form, Claus carried Elisha back to his apartment. Euriko saw Claus walk through the front door with Elisha strung over his shoulder. <“Well. Look what the cat dragged in. Just how did you get away?”> asked Euriko as she watched Claus lay Elisha out on the bed. -I injected her brain with a library of Atlantian knowledge of genetics. She did want to come with us, so I thought I'd honor her wishes.
<“The wonders of you never end,”> said Euriko as she herself sat on the bed. It was at this moment that Claus walked into the bathroom and closed the door behind him. It was time to dispose of spent nano-machines. Stepping into the bath tub, a silver liquid began to pour away from Claus' body. Walking into the Bathroom, Euriko saw this and grew stiff as she asked Claus, <“What are you doing?!”> -I am disposing of my spent nano-machines. <“What!? Really?”> asked Euriko as she walked over to the tub and submerged her hand in the silver water. It was at this moment that Euriko asked Claus, <“What do these guys look like, Claus?”> -Do you want to find out, Euriko? Asked Claus as he finished his task and got out of the tub. Walking over to Euriko, Claus shined with a bright light as he morphed into a microscope into midair and landed right into Euriko's hand. It was at this moment that Euriko set Claus onto the table as she got a cup from the kitchen. Entering the bathroom, Euriko used her cup, and scooped up some of the used nano-machines. This this over to the table, Euriko place some of the silver water over a slide, and then placed this under the lens of the microscope. Looking through the microscope, Euriko saw what looked like a host a centipedes that each had a jaw of several instruments. Most of them did not move, and these looked broken down. Euriko thought they looked cute. <“Awe! They look adorable, Claus,”> said Euriko as she patted the microscope with her hand. It was at this moment that Elisha came around as she sat up in the bed and looked around. Clutching her forehead, Elisha found that it felt as if she had a bad hangover. It was at this moment that Elisha heard Euriko say to her, “Ah. I see that you've awoken.” “Where am I?” asked Elisha as she got out of bed and walked towards the table. It was at this moment that Euriko smiled as she said to Elisha in reply, “You're at Claus' apartment. Although we'll leave here altogether tomorrow morning for the Soviet World Federation.” “I see,” said Elisha as she asked Euriko, “Where's Claus? I don't know what he did to me, but my head feels like it's about to explode.” -I am right here, Elisha; said the microscope as it sat on the table. Walking Towards the Table, Elisha heard Euriko say to her, “I'm right now looking at some of Claus' nano-machines under a microscope. Would you like to see, Elisha?” Nodding, Elisha walked over to the table, and then looked through the microscope and say what Euriko saw as she said, “What the hell are those? They look like gross bugs!” -I assure you that they're pretty harmless to you. The ones you see there are ones that are about to cease. I did just got done dumping a twenty liters of waste nano-machines into the bath-tub; said Claus as he reverted to his original form and walked with Elisha to the bath-tub to show her the silver Water. Getting there, Elisha looked down into the tub and saw it filled with the silver water. Getting to her knees, Elisha submerged her hand into the water, as she said, “It seems a bit sad, really. Are these alive in any way?” Elisha looked up at Claus as she heard him say to her in reply, -Yes and no. They're robots. The ones in that tub are too old and broken to be of use to me any longer. “Is there a way to fix them?” -Not that I know of, Elisha. Whenever I get low, I consume a live organism and use its cells to manufacture more nano-machines. The same way a virus reproduces as my nanomachines were developed from a virus by the Atlantians all those centuries before. The original method they used to produce the first nano-machines were lost with the fall of Atlantis. Now that I think about it, It seems the loss of that technology was purposeful in some way.
“I see,” said Elisha as she smirked and asked, “Can I keep some of these to find a way to fix them?” Claus Shined briefly as a bottle appeared in his hand as he handed this to Elisha who used it to collect some of the Silver water. Capping the bottle, Elisha smiled at Claus as she said to him, “Come to thing of it, those little robots did look a bit cute. And before we leave for the SWF, We're going out on a date. Just you and me, Claus. But before we go, I need you to do something for me. Would you be a dear and make a dress for me? I don't have any that look quite right.” Claus nodded as he grabbed Elisha's hands as he morphed around her body and began to look through his database of woman's clothing. Analyzing Elisha's body, Claus chose the dress, stockings, and shoes that would make her look the most attractive to men, and then morphed into that very outfit as he then poured away from the dress; and morphed back into his original form. Claus then morphed into a mirror, and then allowed Elisha to check out her new outfit. Seeing her new outfit, Elisha wowed as she called Euriko over. Walking over, Euriko said, “Claus did a really good job making that for you, Elisha. You look so cute and adorable in that dress of yours.” It was at this moment that Claus reverted back into his original form and jumped as Elisha grabbed him by the wrist and led his out the door as Euriko asked the two, “Where are you two going in such a hurry?” Smiling at Euriko, Elisha said to her, “Claus and I are going on a date together.” rolling her eyes, Euriko said, “Why am I not surprised?” Glaring at Claus, Euriko walked up to him and said, “And why did you not tell me you had a thing going with this girl?” Claus at once blushed as He ran off with Elisha. Seeing this, Euriko yelled, “Claus! You get back here,” as she ran after them. As they ran Elisha saw Euriko was catching up. Reaching the outside of the building, Claus morphed into a motorcycle as he said to Elisha, -Hop On! Doing this, the bike at once picked up speed as they sped away top speed from Euriko—Who quickly ran out of steam and collapsed onto the pavement. Getting to her feet, Euriko screamed in their direction as she got to the sidewalk. “Goddamn that Claus!” said Euriko as she began to walk to the restaurant she had a pretty good idea where the two would be at. Grinning, Euriko gritted her teeth as she said, “Just wait until I arrive, you two. I'll be sure to make your meal the most interesting one you'll ever have.” ---------------------Claus drove Elisha to his favorite restaurant. Getting there, Claus morphed into his original form and Walked beside Elisha as they entered the building. Everyone at once turned their gaze onto the two as the walked in and sat at a table. Both of them smiled at each other as they waited for the waiter to arrive at the table. It was at this moment that Euriko entered the restaurant, looked around, saw them, and then walked over to the table as she joined them. It was at this moment that Elisha asked Euriko, “How did you know we'd be here?” “I just did,” said Euriko in reply as she said to both Claus and Elisha, “After all, I know Claus pretty well. Once there is a place he likes, He will go there prettymuch everyday. I also happen to know that Claus is kind enough that he'll be buying dinner for us; so pick what ever you want as money is no object to Claus.” “Really?” asked Elisha as she looked intently at Euriko who slid in next to Claus. Claus looked at Euriko as if she were insane as she grabbed Claus by his collar as she said into his ear, “Consider this payment for cheating on me.” Claus at once grew pale as he got as far into the booth as possible. It was at this moment that the waiter got to the table and asked them what they wanted to eat. Euriko chose the most expensive item on the menu as she got Elisha to do the same.
Claus wanted to yell at these two. It was at this moment that Claus stared off into the distance as he thought about the day. Claus never was what one would call sociable. It was then that the food arrived, and both Euriko and Elisha began to eat. Claus only had a minor portion of food as he no longer needed as much food as he used to need. Twenty minutes later, The bill arrived and Claus went pale. Turning to Euriko, Claus saw her grinning as he asked her, -Can we split costs, Euriko? Turning to the waiter, Euriko said to him, “It seems Claus here does not have enough money and as willing to work to pay off the cost of the meal.” Claus gave Euriko a dirty look as the waiter asked him, “Would you mind coming with me, sir?” Claus gritted his teeth as he got to his feet and walked into the kitchen with the waiter. Reaching the kitchen, Claus looked around, and then walked to the sink. Getting there, Claus saw he had his work cut out for him. Setting both hands onto the sink, Claus' body shined with a blinding light as the dishes were engulfed and at once were made clean. It was at this moment that Claus walked over to the range and the other appliances, and engulfed them as he began to upgrade those very appliances with his nano-machines. Five minutes later, Claus was done as he walked over to the cook and said to him, -These should work a lot better for you now. The cook thanked Claus as he placed a bar of gold on the manager's desk and said to him, -This is a gift for you, said Claus as he left and met up with Euriko and Elisha. -Let's go home; said Claus as the three left the restaurant. -----------------
Chapter 16. “You have a lot of balls showing up here,” said Lucifa as Milgare walked into the room with Irenica. Milgare smirked as he said to Lucifa, “I'm just here to here your side of the story about getting that Claus to agree to your terms.” Lucifa smirked as she walked up to Milgare and stroked his chin with her finger as she asked him, “And what is it you want to know, My dear Milgare? You do know I require a price for everything when it comes to my dealings?” Milgare grinned as he said to Lucifa in reply, “Does giving me a front-row seat in your tournament sound like a good payment to you, Lucifa?” Lucifa just laughed as she said, “Fair enough. What do you want to know?” “How did you get him to agree, Lucifa?” Asked Milgare. “Simple. I took his raven as collateral —seeing how much the brat cares about her,” Said Lucifa as her guards brought Kielko into sight of both Milgare and Irenica. Milgare then walked over to Kielko as he asked her, “Enjoying your stay here, Kielko?” As Milgare said this, he could see the fire in her eyes as she asked Milgare, “When will Claus get me out of here?” “I'll take that as a no then,” said Milgare with his face as blank as ever. Kielko grew pale as she saw this and then said to Milgare, “You aren't even human!” “Oh course I'm not human. Just as your beloved Claus is no longer human. Ah; but I don't think you're even able to accept that at this point.” Kielko then made a run towards Milgare—who spun out of the way of this attack and tripped Kielko as she fell to the floor. “How pointless,” said Milgare as he watched Kielko get to her feet. “How dare you speak of him like that!” yelled Kielko. “It is true,” said Milgare, “Once one become a mimesis, there's no turning back for them ever. Unlike Zargare, myself, and Irenica, It was a choice Claus made himself.” Kielko only glared at Milgare with raw contempt on her face. It was at this moment that Milgare and Irenica left the room as Kielko fell to her knees and began to sob. Seeing this, the guards began to laugh at Kielko. It was at this moment that Lucifa raised her hand, and the guards stopped their laughter. Lucifa herself then left the room as she smiled and thought to herself, 'Those mimesis have always been an interesting sort. Fighting Claus is now my one desire.' -----------------Elisha, Claus, and Euriko arrived at Claus' house back in Anchorage Alaska. Unlocking the door, they were met by Shirley who embraced Claus as she said welcome home. Not much has happened since Milgare brought me back here. I am glad to see you again, Claus.” Claus only nodded as he entered the house with Euriko and Elisha. “Is this your house, Claus?” asked Elisha as she looked around and and then smiled as she said, “It's a very nice place.” It was at this moment that Shirley walked into the dinning room, sat down at the table as Claus himself sat and heard Shirley ask him, “What brings you back here, Claus? I thought you were on your way back to the Soviet World Federation.” “I am,” said Claus using his voice, “I'm just making a stop here. I know that I won't be coming back here for a while.” Claus' voice was both effeminate and heavily accented with an Esperanto accent. And it was clear that he Almost never used his voice, and instead spoke through his collar almost always. Euriko had heard Claus' voice before; but it only during extreme privacy, and only to those he absolutely trusted. This was indeed a very rare occasion. Having heard Claus' voice, Elisha wowed as she asked Claus, “Is that what you really sound like?” -Yes; said Claus as he looked away.
Elisha then said, “What!? Why would you use your voice, Claus?” -I don't trust you; said Claus in reply. Elisha gave Claus a dirty look as she said to him, “You're so mean, Claus.” “He does have a point, Elisha,” said Euriko as she saw Elisha just glare at her and said, “What are you saying?” Euriko walked over to Elisha and said to her, “What I am saying is that I know Claus on an intimate level. He has never used his voice to speak to anybody he does not know.” Elisha just pouted as she crossed her arms and averted his gazed away from Euriko. It was at this moment that Claus got to his feet and left the room. He did not really feel like listening to the two girls argue over what he saw as mere rubbish. Claus then walked upstairs and enter his room as he sat in his bed. It was at this moment that Claus reached into one of his subspace pockets and pulled out a book as he opened it and began to read. The room felt different to him as he every once in a while got to his feet and paced about the room as he then sat back down on the bed and continued to read. Three hours later, Claus had finished reading his book and put it away in a subspace pocket as he left the room and went downstairs. Getting there, Claus entered the kitchen and then got to work using his abilities as a mimesis to prepare the meal. Claus did enjoy cooking, and twenty minutes later, finished preparing the meal as he began to set the plates onto the table. Claus then called everyone to the table as he himself sat down at the table and waited for the others to join him. Moments later, Elisha, Euriko, Shirley, Zack, and the others showed up at the table and sat down as everyone of them saw the food before them. Zack saw Claus sitting at the at the table as he smiled and said, “About time you got back, Claus.” Claus nodded as he himself began to eat. Tasting his food, Claus thought about how good of a job he did on it. Elisha, tasting the food, said, “Wow! This is unlike anything I've ever had, Claus. This is really good!” -Thank you; said Claus as he finished his meal. Getting up from the table, Looked though his inventory of items stored away in his subspace pockets. Claus did have more gold than one could shake a stick at. And it was at this moment that Claus walked to the store-room of the house, and added a pile of gold as large as a man was tall in the room's center. It was at this moment that Claus called Shirley into the room as he said to her, “This here is to pay the taxes on the house as well as your expected expenses.” Shirley was agape as she walked up to the pile of gold and picked up one of the bars as she examined it. “Where did you get all of this?” asked Shirley as she looked at Claus who said to her in reply, “I had my nano-machines manufacture all of this gold that you see before you. It is not much really.” “You must really trust me to be using your voice, Claus,” said Shirley as she walked up to him. “I do,” said Claus, “I don't even know when I'll be coming back here. I'm giving my house to you, Shirley.” “Will you ever go to war again, Claus, like you did last time you were there?” asked Shirley. Claus shook his head as he said to Shirley in reply, “I will never be a solder again. There's good reason they tossed me out. My mind shattered from it all. I'm going back there to create instead of destroy.” “But You do look fine to me,” said Shirley. Claus sobbed as he shook his head and said to her, “The wars are over for me. You can glue back together a shattered mirror, but that mirror will never reflect the same again.” “But they did do a good job putting you back together,” said Shirley. “I'm not the same!” yelled Claus, “I nuked My whole Battalion to win that battle, Shirley.” “You did what you had to do, Claus!” said Shirley who Claus about to open his and then deep kissed him to Stop Claus from speaking. Claus' body then relaxed as he sobbed on Shirley's shoulder.
--------------The next day came, and Claus, Euriko, and Elisha walked out the front door. Shirley stepped out the front door as she waved goodbye to them. Claus too waved goodbye to his friend as the three of them walked down the walkway towards the street. It was at this moment that Claus heard Euriko say to him, “Time to change, Claus.” Claus nodded as his body shined with a bright light as he morphed into a motorcycle. It was at this moment that both Euriko and Elisha hopped onto Claus as the Bike started its engine and began to drive away. Claus decided that they'd reach the Soviet world federation by a plane that they'd sent. Reaching they airport, Claus drove onto the runway and then returned to his original form as the three of them both heard and saw the Soviet plane making a landing. --------------Claus, Elisha, and Euriko boarded the plane the moment it came to a stop. Claus had his uniform on as he boarded the plane. Both Euriko and Elisha followed. The first thing Elisha noticed was the crew was all female that spoke in a language she had never heard before. The words they spoke had the same accent she hear within Claus' voice the time she heard him speak. It was at this moment these woman noticed Elisha as they began to point at her and make comments in their language. Turning to Euriko, Elisha asked her, “What language are they speaking?” “It's Esperanto: the official language of the Soviet World Federation. It also happens to be Claus' first language.” It was at this moment that Euriko walked up to the women and said to them, <”We're under orders to take both V-06 and that girl to a location I will provide. The high-command has authorized the girl to come with us due to her acquired knowledge given to her by V-06. Your orders are to take the three of us back to the SWF as quickly as possible.”> <”Understood,”> said the women as they prepared the plane to take off. ------------------It took little more than three minutes for the plane to get airborne. Claus could see that the women there glared at him with contempt on their faces. 'I forgot about this,' thought Claus as he looked out the window of the plane. Euriko had told him that it would be a two-day trip to the Soviet World federation; and Claus knew that the women before him would be bent on making his trip very interesting in every way they could think of. Claus hated that fact about those Soviets. Claus could see the reason before him why Milgare suppressed his emotions. Why bother dealing with their verbal attacks? The more Claus thought about it, the more Claus thought how interesting his new assignment was going to be made by the Soviet women. It was at this moment that Claus got to his feet as he began to pace about the plane's interior. As Claus paced, he thought about what it would be like to finally return to his home of mixed blessings. He could see the reason in front of him why Milgare isolated him. It was to spare him what Milgare and likely what most of the men of the Soviet World federation went through on a near daily basis. It was at this moment that one of the women walked up to Claus and asked him, <“Why are you here?”> -What do you mean? The woman was taken aback upon hearing the mechanical voice that sounded through the collar. <“Just who the hell are you?”> demanded the woman as she glared as Claus. -My title is V-06. I'm a mimesis; Answered Claus. <”We need only one mimesis: Zargare,”> Said the woman. Claus looked at her as if she was insane as he said to her, -What do you mean one? <“I would leave him be if I were you,”> said Euriko as she stepped into the conversation in Claus' defense, <“He is unlike the other mimesis in a big way.”>
<“You have no right to interfere with my knocking some sense into this animal, Euriko,”> hissed the woman as she glared at Euriko. Euriko laughed as she said to her, <“And what would you do if I told you that 'animal' there has vastly greater manner than those you're using now.”> The woman smirked at Euriko as she said to her, <“Big talk—for a baby.”> <“And what have you ever done with yourself?”> asked Euriko as she smirked at the bitch as she said to her, <“You may be a few years older, but I've still greater status than you have at this point in my life. And if it wasn't for Claus there, I would still be confined to that damned wheelchair.”> Realizing that she could not win, the woman walked away from them. It was at this moment that Euriko said to Claus, <“I'm sorry about how my people are treating you, Claus. They see men as the cause of the world's problems and as such use this as an excuse for doing the inexcusable themselves to men.”> -How long has it been like that? <“For ten years after the founding of the Soviet world Federation,”> said Euriko in reply as Elisha stepped in and said, <“What just happened?”> It was at this moment that Claus told Elisha what was said. Hearing this, Elisha said, “What?! Now that's just wrong!” Claus nodded. ---------------The women did not let up on their attacks on Claus in their quest to prove their superiority over him. Getting sick of their verbal attacks, Claus had morphed into a red bracelet that Elisha wore around her wrist. Claus talked to Elisha through her skin and stayed in his current form until the plane arrived at the base. When the plane landed at the base, Claus became a fifteen centimeter-tall version of himself as he sat on Elisha's shoulder. Elisha blushed as she looked over at him. It was at this moment that they boarded the bus as Claus reverted to him original form and then boarded the bus. During the trip here, Claus had injected both the workings and vocabulary of Esperanto into Elisha's brain. All three of them sat together in a single bench-seat. It was at this moment that the bus began to move as it left the airbase. Claus knew where they would be going. They were going to his old home where he was raised by the Soviets. Ten minutes later, the bus came to a stop at the bus terminal. Claus, Euriko, and Elisha got off the bus as they walked to where the base was. Elisha looked as a boy in a candy shop as she looked around at the people around her. A few moment later, the three came to a wall that was at least five-stories high and stretched for at least a full kilometer. -We're here; said Claus as he led them to the gate. --------------------
Chapter 17 Elisha wowed as she, Euriko, and Claus walked through the gate. From what Elisha could see, it was a very large base. And she did not know that this was only the tip of the iceberg. Entering the main entry, the three of them came the an lift and entered. This brought back many memories. The first was the day left left the Soviet World Federation for Alaska under escort. The second was when he left the base to accept his posting as a solder in the Soviet Army. And now he was back. It was at this moment that Claus activated the left and began to descend to the lowest level. His first stop would be to meet with Norjo as his monitor Mildred. It was at this moment that the lift arrived at the lowest level as the three of the got off the lift. Claus knew where Norjo worked. As the three of them walked, Elisha saw Claus' hair-color change to a medium purple. As this happened, Elisha could see the women around them grow pale. <”It's a mimesis,”> said they as they gave Claus a wide berth and made no attempt to interfere with him in any way. A few moments later, the three of them came to Norjo's office and entered. Mildrea was the first to notice Claus as he walked in with both Euriko and Claus. <”Can I help you?”> asked Mildred as she looked Claus in the eyes. -I'm dark-mimesis Claus Nosredna. Number title V-06 ready to begin my assignment here; said Claus in reply. It was at this moment that Norjo noticed Claus as he said to him, <”Ah. V-06 I did not expect you to return before you said you would. But I am now glad to see you here again. I trust things are going well. Who's the girl that is with you?”> -So you see that I brought help. Elisha is one who wanted to come here; so I gave here the knowledge needed to work on the project. <”What is the project he's talking about?”> asked Elisha. Smiling, Norjo smiled at Elisha as he said to her in reply, <”The project the two of you are assigned to is one to create a life-form to fight in all of our future wars given the lessons learned from the revolution we suppressed with heavy casualties— one of which was V-06. I can tell you That I am glad to him him back in our ranks.”> Seeing Mildred typing away on what looked like a pad. Walking up to her, Elisha asked her, <”And why are you here?”> <”I'm here under orders to record everything that is said and heard by Norjo. I'm his monitor.”> <”Is that so,”> said Elisha as she nodded and said, <”I see. What's your name? You're very pretty.”> Mildred's face when completely blank for a few moment as she then gave Elisha a puzzled look as she asked Elisha, <“What gives you the idea that I am pretty?”> A look of shock swept over Elisha's face as she blushed and said to Mildred, <”Because you are. Hasn't anybody told you that before?”> Mildred shook her head as she said to Elisha, <”I don't know what you are talking about; But just to let you know, My name is Mildred.”> At a loss for words, Elisha backed away as she said to Claus, ”I just don't get her.” It was at this moment that Claus said to Elisha, “They're all like this. The soviets don't seek the same types of relationships like the girls where you're from do. They are manufactured and as such make no attempt to attract a partner as they will never have any need of one.” “What?!” exclaimed Elisha as she went agape. Turning to Euriko, Elisha heard Euriko say to her, “Every word of it is true.” Mildred knew English and listened to them. It was at this moment Mildred walked up to Elisha and said to her, “So that is why you've asked me what you did. I have to say that fact about you is one of the things I hate about you Americans. So if there is nothing else, The orders for you three are to report to HAMW D where both V-06 and yourself will begin your work. That is all.”
---------------Claus decided to check out his old living space before reporting to his assigned wing. A few moments later, the three of them came to a door that looked like the entry to an airlock with the letters V-06 on its surface. Opening the door. Claus entered the space and looked around. Elisha too entered. Elisha could see this place looked like a paradise she had seen in the advertisements for tropical resorts in magazines she had read. It was at this moment that Elisha said, “Wow! What is this place? It's big.” -It is where I hung my hat while I lived in the Soviet World Federation. This dome is 150 meters in diameter. Elisha at once ran into the space as she wowed and said, “There's a swimming pool here!” Claus could hear that the Electronic conversation between the ravens there was about Elisha. It was at this moment that Claus told them The Elisha was a friend of his. Claus then walked to where the pool was as he sat down. Elisha saw Claus sitting down by the pool as she walked over to him and sat down as well. It was at this moment that Several raven flew down and landed at Claus' feet as they turned their gaze upon his face. -It's been years since we last saw you. Who's the female? -She is somebody I've brought with me. -How interesting. What's her name? -Elisha. It was at this moment that Elisha asked Claus, “What are you doing, Claus?” -I'm talking to them. Would you like to join our chat? Elisha nodded as Claus' hand shined with a bright light, and radio with an attached microphone appeared on the palm of Claus' hand. Handing the radio to Elisha, Claus handed it to Elisha as he said to her, -Don't worry about turning it as I've already done that for you. Just turn on the device and speak into microphone when you press the red button at the base of the microphone's cord. Nodding, Elisha turned on the radio as she heard a voice say to her, -Who are you? “I am Elisha,” she said in reply as Elisha then asked, “Where are you?” It was at this moment that one of the ravens hopped onto Elisha's lap as she heard through the radio, -I'm right here. My name is Notise. Claus gave me this name. Do you like it? Elisha nodded as she smiled as said to Notise, “It is a nice name. How long have you lived here?” -I was born here. Although I was only three when Claus came here to live with us. -Notise. Elisha and I have to go for a little while; But we will be back later today. As Claus said this, there was a pause and then Notise said, -Okay. I'll see you later then. It was at this moment that both Claus and Elisha left the habitat and began to make their way to their assigned wing. “I have to say how many friends you have here, Claus. I think it's nice,” said Elisha as she looked at Claus and smiled. Claus nodded as the two of them walked to the wing. Getting there, Both Claus and Elisha stepped into the lab where Elisha saw it was all women there apart from a single man that talked to his monitor. It was at this moment that this man noticed them both as he walked up to them and said, <”Ah; V-06. What can we do for you today? Are you here for a upgrade?”> -I'm here as the new head of this team; said Claus in reply. The man nodded as his monitor walked up to his side. It was at this moment that the man said, <”I see. And by who's orders has this been authorized by.”> -The premier himself; said Claus in reply. There was shock on his face as the women there walked up to Claus to get answers. <”What?!”> demanded one of them as she asked Claus, <”And what qualifications do you have to run this group?”> -I'm a mimesis. From what Elisha could see, the word mimesis had a magical effect on everyone there as they all nodded and said to Claus, <”We're sorry for questioning you. What are your orders for us?”> -We are to create a new class of life-form for use as a weapon; but I'm not sure about the details yet.
It was at this moment that Claus walked over to a work-station and sat down. It was at this moment that Claus called over the man and his monitor as he asked them, -I need to know the access code to enter the database of the department's existing designs. Nodding, the man told Claus them as he typed them into the keyboard. It was then that Elisha walked over to the three as she asked them, <”May I take a look?”> Claus nodded. Elisha could see that it was details about humans that were designed here. From what Elisha could see, the differences were little more than minute between designs. It was at this moment that Claus smiled as he turned around and said to the people there, -I have an idea what we could make next. <”And may I ask what you have in mind, V-06?”> asked the man as he saw Claus open up to design program and say to him, -You'll all see in a minute; as he began to enter data into the computer. Claus decided he was going to abandon traditional design altogether in his creation—his masterpiece. Claus Decided he was going to make this creature dramatically different from a human: No gender for one as he was going to make them androgynous monotremes—an egg-laying creature with both genders rolled into one package. He was also going to give them a maturation-rate that was 28% faster than humans with the fact of them reaching adult size by their fifth year, and beginning reproduction by their tenth—namely by the method of selfing (internal self fertilization). Claus also gave them the ability to regenerate lost tissue, as well as Cells that commit suicide upon viral infection. AS for their skeletal structure, Claus made them cartilaginous as well as making them several times stronger than humans. It was at this moment that Claus saved his design into the database which then appeared on the screen as he asked his team, -Well; What do all of you think. Claus could here his team voicing their amazement as they looked as they computer's preview of his design. It was then that The man said, <”Incredible! I would have never thought of something like this.”> Smiling, Claus then submitted an order for twenty of these new creatures who's design he titled: G-01; to the manufacturing branch of his department. It was at this moment that the computer told him that all twenty would be ready in forty days. Smiling, Claus got to his feet as he said to his team, -That should do it. Claus could tell what he just did did not sit well with the man beside him who then said to him, <”Every design is supposed to be authorized first before they enter prototype production, V-06.”> -So what. I came here to do a job, and I did it. Besides. It's too late for that now. Let's see what they think when we have something to present to them that walks on its own two legs. The man nodded as he said, <”I see your point. You are the head of this department.”> It was at this moment that Claus got to his feet as he left the room. Claus decided he would head to the base's cafeteria. Getting there, Claus got something to eat and then sat down at a table. It was then that Claus began to eat. As he ate, Claus thought about how good the food was. When Claus was almost done with his meal, He saw Irenica enter the room and notice him. Irenica at once walked up to Claus and asked him, <”What are you doing here?!”> -I'm following my orders. I did just complete my design and entered the prototype phase of the project with twenty prototypes being manufactured. It really was easier than I first thought. <”What?!”> exclaimed Irenica with a mix of surprise and shock on her face as she then asked Claus, <”How did you get to that phase so quickly? I'm still having trouble coming up with anything good.”> Irenica pouted as she then gave Claus a dirty look.
-I just did it is all. <”You did what?!”> said Irenica as she nearly fell over. Claus only shrugged as to say, 'I don't see what the big deal is.' Smirking, Claus said, -It's not my fault I'm good at what I do. Grabbing Claus by the wrist, Irenica pulled Claus to his feet as she began to lead him back to his research wing. -Where are we going? Irenica just glared at Claus as she said to him, <”Why to see your work of course.”> Claus could see the women there snickering at them as Irenica led Claus along. Getting to Claus' lab, Irenica pulled Claus inside and let go of his wrist as she at once strode over to the work-station and pulled up Claus' design data on the G-01. It was at this moment that Irenica said, <”What?! Just what the hell is this thing?”> Irenica was agape as Claus walked over to Irenica and looked over her shoulder. Irenica when pale as she saw the fact of this creature not even having two genders. <”A hermaphrodite? You can be serious, Claus,”> said Irenica as she blushed and looked Claus in the eyes. It was then that Irenica raised her eyebrow as she saw the fact of these creatures lacking any major form of free will. She did feel a bit better about that. Seeing confirmation that twenty of them were already in production, Irenica said, <”Too late to do anything about them now. I am a bit jealous though. It does look promising. But why a hermaphrodite? You can at least answer me that one, Claus.”> -I designed them that way to spare them the same treatment they'd receive if the had two genders—namely if they were men living here. I'm pretty sure Milgare has told you about that—how the women of this country treat him. I myself would never want anyone to go though that if all possible. <”I see your point. Well; time to get started on my own project,”> said Irenica as she got to her feet to leave the room. -Don't you seem more mature than from the last time I saw you? Asked Claus as he too got to his feet. Irenica nodded as she turned and said to Claus in reply, <”Yes. I am now fully mature as both a woman and a mimesis.”> -I see; said Claus as he watched Irenica leave. It was at this moment that one of Claus' women asked him, <”You know Irenica?”> Claus nodded. This woman walked up to Claus as she smiled and said to him, <”They never would let us talk to Irenica directly; But we do know you very well. We were the team of scientists that raised you.”> Claus nodded. He did remember seeing them stand behind the glass during his time in the maze. -I'll be in my habitat if you need me; said Claus as he left the room. ----------------Irenica wanted to scream at Claus. His creation was superior to anything She'd come up with thus far. To this point, Irenica found that her creations were not up to snuff as far as the design requirements went. It was at this moment that Irenica reached her lab and grinned as she sat down at her work-station and began to design a creation of her own based off of Claus but with two genders. As Irenica typed away at her keyboard, She decided to make her new creation a cat-human hybrid rather than the echidna-human hybrids Claus had just entered into production. <”Damn that Claus! He thinks he can one-up me? Well; I show him the meaning of Soviet Technology and win out over him. This is a contest after all,”> said Irenica with a scowl on her face. ----------------
The wait of forty days flew by in what seemed like a week. On the day it came to See his creation in person for the first time, Claus went by himself to cause his creations to imprint him as their master. Walking to manufacturing department of his assigned wing, Claus saw that all twenty of them were in the cryogenic storage-pods. Entering the room, Claus saw the pod that was labeled with the number one and walked up to it. Looking at the body, Claus saw it was attractive in a way. It was at this moment Claus began the procedure to wake his Creation. Walking up to the console, Claus began to type away at the keyboard. It was then that Claus saw that she was now awake. Walking up to the pod, Claus entered the code, and watched as the pod opened. It was at this moment that she sat up and looked at Claus. Walking up to her, Claus laid his hand onto her scalp and began to program her. Thirty seconds later, Claus kissed her on the mouth. It was at this moment She said to Claus, <”Master.”> Pulling out Clothing form one of his subspace pockets, Claus Handed it to her and said, <”Put these on.”> She nodded as she did just that. Claus then repeated with the other nineteen. Within twenty minutes, All twenty of them were awake and had Imprinted Claus as their master. Turning to the first one he had awaken, Claus said to her, <”Come with me.”> She nodded as she dashed up to Claus' side and then followed him out the door. Claus then told the others there to stay put as he closed the door behind him. Claus then turned to her and said, <”I'm naming you Unua.”> Unua nodded as she said, <”Master named me Unua.”> Unua smiled as she heard Claus say to her, <”Lets go, Unua.”> Unua smiled as she said, <”Yes, master.”> Unua looked happy as she walked along side Claus. Claus decided to show off Unua to his team. Getting to his main lab, both Claus and Unua entered. It was at this moment that Claus and walked up to the department's sub-head as Claus said to him, -Here is the finished product. Claus saw him wow as he scanned Unua's figure with his eyes. Upon hearing Claus speak, the women there all dashed up to Unua and said, <”Wow! So this is the G-01. She's so adorable! Red hair and blue eyes even.”> The women there began to lay their hands onto Unua who at once began to tense as she said to Claus, <”Master. Could you make them stop? They're scaring me.”> Bursting through them, Claus Grabbed Unua by the wrist as he picked her up in a cradle-hold and then dashed out the door as Claus carried Unua to Norjo's office. -----------------
Chapter 18 Unua blushed as Claus then put her down onto her feet. <”Thank you for getting me out of there, Master,”> Said Unua as she looked into Claus' eyes. It was at this moment that Irenica Walked with her own creation as she saw Claus with Unua. Dashing up to them, Irenica said to Claus, <”What!? Is that your creation?!”> Claus tensed up as he heard Irenica's voice behind him. Seeing Irenica, Unua turned her gaze onto her. Seeing Unua's cute face, Irenica blushed, and then walked up to Unua as she embraced her as she said, <”Why didn't you tell me she was such a cutie, Claus,”> as Irenica rubbed her knuckles on Unua's scalp. It was at this moment that Claus sensed Irenica's own creation glaring at his as he walked up to Claus and asked him, <”So. What's your deal?”> Claus looked at him and saw he looked like an elf with the eyes and tail of a cat. -I would like to know your name? The boy gave Claus a puzzled look as he said to Claus in reply, <”I don't know what you mean by name, but I am VK-01.”> -Alright, Irenica. It's time to present our creations to Norjo and his monitor. Claus looked over at Unua as he saw that she desperately wanted to get away form Irenica. It was then that Unua used her strength as she forced Irenica away from her by a single push. Giving Unua a dirty look, Irenica said to Unua, <”How dare you do that to me!”> -Give her a break, Irenica. Unua is still brand new; said Claus as Unua returned to his side. It was then that the four continued on their way to Norjo's office. --------------Claus and Unua were the first into Norjo's office. Both Mildred and Norjo were on their feet as they walked up to Unua and examined her. Turning to Claus, Norjo asked him, <“Why did you not submit your design for approval before starting prototype production?”> -I wanted to surprise you, sir; said Claus in reply as he heard him say, <”I see. And may I see the specifications of this prototype?”> Claus nodded as a hologram appeared over the palm of his hand. Looking at this, Norjo said, “Absolute obedience and hermaphroditic. I'm impressed.” Mildred looked horrified upon hearing the word hermaphroditic as she said to Claus, <“Do you even know what that means?”> -What it means is that they will never have need of a monitor due to the fact of this nature. Plus they could never rebel. <”And who is their master, V-06?”> asked Mildred. -You're looking at him; said Claus as he glared at Mildred. Mildred went pale as she then set her hands on her hips and gave Claus a dirty look. Mildred then raised her eyebrow as she walked over to Unua as asked as she pointed to Claus, <”Who is he to you?”> <”He is my master. I live for my master and live to satisfy his every need,”> said Unua in reply as she looked at Claus and smiled at him. <”And what is your name?”> asked Mildred with a smile. Looking at Mildred, Unua said, <”Master named me Unua. Unua is the name master gave to me. But I don't know master's name. What is your name, Master?”> -My name is Claus, Unua; said Claus in reply. Walking over to Claus, Mildred smirked as she said to Claus in a mockery of good cheer, <”Well Claus! I expect you to set a good example for Unua and her sisters. It is one of your duties as a mimesis here.”> Claus face-palmed as he glared at Mildred with contempt on his face. It was at this moment that Norjo said to Mildred, <”I like these G-01s. I'm putting an order in for another fivehundred to began combat trails.”> <”Sounds like a plan,”> said Mildred with a smile.
Claus returned with Unua to the room where the other nineteen were at. The last thing Mildred had said to him was that he was on full charge of all G-01s that would be coming to the base. It was at this moment that Unua asked Claus, <”Is Claus happy about what is happening?”> Claus nodded as he said to Unua in reply, <”Yes. I am very happy about what happened.”> Unua giggled as she said to Claus, <”If master is happy, then I am happy.”> Moments later, Claus returned to that room, opened the door, and then entered. The nineteen that were there at once turned their attention to Claus who walked up to each one and named them. When Claus had finished this, he called upon Dua who at once dashed over to his side. <”Yes, Master?”> asked Dua. Claus smiled as he said to Dua, <”Let's take a walk with Unua, Dua.”> Dua nodded as she exited the room and walked beside Claus. Seeing Unua, Dua blushed as she asked, <”What name has our master given to you?”> Unua too blushed as she said to Dua in reply, <”My name is Unua. What is yours?”> <”I am Dua,”> said Dua as she walked up to Unua and gripped her hands. It was at this moment that Claus said to the two, <”Let's get something to eat.”> The two nodded as Claus told the other eighteen to join them. As the twenty-one walked to the cafeteria, Claus could see the female solders glaring at them. <”Why are they looking at us like that, Master?”> asked Unua with puzzlement on her face. -It's because we're very different from them. It is not something many can ever get used to; said Claus in reply with a frown. <”I don't understand, Master,”> said both Unua and Dua as they blushed and looked at Claus. <”I'm glad that you don't,”> said Claus as he turned his head around and looked at the two. Turning his gaze back forward, Claus blushed as he thought about how cute they looked. He sure did a fine job designing them, and he could tell that Irenica was quite envious of them. It was at this moment that Claus saw Irenica with ten of her creations with her. Claus could tell that was the total number of prototypes with her due to the fact that he could that half were male, and the other half were female. Claus rolled his eyes as he said to himself, now of all times? Claus decided to sit his group down at a table. VK-01 was there as he noticed Unua with them as he said to himself, 'It's her again.' <”What is it, Uko?”> asked one of the girls in his group. <”It's her, again,”> answered Uko as he glanced over at Unua. Irenica heard his word and then said to Uko, <”I would stay away from those girls if I were you. They're a completely different species from you.”> Uko then got to his feet as he walked up to Unua. Walking up to her, Uko said to Unua, <”Hello. I'm happy to see you again.”> Unua turned and looked onto Uko's face as she smiled and said to Uko, <”Who are you? My name is Unua. It's a name master gave to me.”> <”I like your name, Unua,”> said Uko in reply as he smiled at Unua and said to her, <”My name is Uko.”> Unua blushed as she said to Uko, <”Nice name,”> as she turned around and said, <”I have to go. Master doesn't smell very pleased.”> It was at this moment that Unua smirked as she returned to her table. Uko did the same. As Unua returned to the table, she saw the others get to their feet and walk towards the serving counter to get their meals. One by one, all twenty of them got something to eat from the counter, and then returned to the table with their trays of food as they sat down and began to eat. Unua too began to eat as she food that the food was quite good. Unua then asked herself, 'Why is master treating us so well?'
It was then that one of the female solders walked into the room and then walked up to Claus as she said to him, <”Sir. I have bunk assignments for the twenty G-01s. AS their commander, you are free to give them the order yourself.”> Claus nodded as he said to her, -I understand. The woman nodded as she handed Claus a slip of paper as she then turned around and left the room. Claus looked at Unua and Dua as he gestured for those two to come with him. Both Unua and Dua got to their feet as they both followed Claus outside the room. It was at this moment that Claus said to them, <”I have orders for the both of you. You two and the other eighteen are to report this room,”> as he handed Unua the slip of paper. Unua looked at the slip as she then handed it to Dua. Nodding, both Unua and Dua said to Claus, <”We will go here forthwith, Master.”> <”You can go when the twenty of you are done eating. I don't want any of you to face any unneeded hardship. Those are your orders for now. You can call me if you have any questions for me.”> ---------------Unua, Dua, and the eighteen others reported to their room which consisted of three rows of bunks. They could see that there were enough bunks for all eighteen of them. Unua chose a bunk and sat down on it. Dua decided to choose a bunk that was right above Unua. Dua smiled as she looked down at Unua and said to her, <”We're all lucky to have such a kind master. He treats us all well.”> It was at this moment that another, Kvara jumped into the conversation as she said to the two, <”But I do feel that our master his more orders for us. I have to say how happy I will be satisfying master in any way he asks us to. And he has yet to ask us to offer our bodies to him. We're his slaves after all, and Claus is our master. A good looking master!”> Everyone there voiced their agreement, their desire to offer themselves to Claus, and how best to serve and satisfy both his desires and needs. It was at this moment that Elisha walked into the room, Looked at them, and then wowed as she walked up to Kvina and said to her, “Wow! So you're Claus' pride and joy. It's very nice to meet you. I'm Elisha.”> Kvina gave Elisha a puzzled look as she asked her, <”How do you know our master? Are you trying to undermine our bond-ship to him? Because if you are, I ask that you leave.”> <”What did you just say?”> exclaimed Elisha as she looked at Kvina as if she were insane as she then asked Kvina, <”And why are you calling Claus your master anyways. Did he do something funny to you?”> Kvina giggled as she said to Elisha, <”What do you mean? Claus is our master, and we are his slaves. And I am going to do my very best to satisfy his every desire.”> Kvina then smirked as she looked into Elisha's eyes with a smug look on her face. Elisha Clenched her teeth as she looked around at the lot of them and then asked them, <”You can't be serious! Is she pulling my leg?”> Unua got to her feet as she walked up to Elisha and said to her in reply, <”She's very right, Elisha. Our master's words are the one thing we cannot ever disobey. His orders are absolute. And everyone of us are more than happy to carry them out as nothing else makes happier than having a master and being his tool—as well as satisfying his every wish and desire. For if master is happy, then we are happy.”> Elisha went pale. It was at this moment that Elisha left the room and at once headed to the design lab. Getting there, Elisha overview their design and saw that they indeed had the trait of absolute obedience. Elisha trembled in her seat as she said, “Why, Claus?” Claus then entered the room and then sat down at another work-station as he began to type into the keyboard.
Elisha at once got to her feet as she dashed over to Claus and said to him, “Claus! Why the hell did you design them like that?” Claus turned his gaze onto Elisha as he said to her in reply, “The G-01 you mean?” Elisha looked pissed as she crossed her arms and spat, “That's exactly what I'm talking about, Claus! Why the hell did you not give them free will? It does not seem right.” “They're a product, Elisha. The purpose of Unua and the nineteen others are tools to murder with. This isn't candy-land, Elisha. I myself share the same purpose of Unua. I too am a weapon: one known as a mimesis. I am on the clock right now, Elisha; so if this is not important, I ask that you leave me be.” Elisha wanted to scream at Claus. She had more questions than answers. Deciding that she could not stand the sight of Claus, Elisha left the room as tears streamed down from her eyes. Claus of course was so absorbed by his work that he did not give this a second thought. He was just too busy to care. Elisha ran down the hallway for a few moments before she bumped into Irenica. Irenica at once sensed that Elisha was upset about something as she asked her, <”Are you okay?”> Elisha then looked up at Irenica as she heard Irenica say to her, <”You're from Claus' team. Did something happen?”> Elisha shook her head as she said to Irenica in reply, <”I just can't stand the fact of how he made his girls.”> <”Would you like to join me for a drink? If you like I could tell you his reasons. I do not quite a bit about Claus,”> asked Irenica as she helped Elisha to her feet. -------------------Elisha sat at a table as Irenica poured her some coffee into a cup. <”Thank you,”> said Elisha as she took a sip of her coffee. <”So,”> said Irenica as she looked at Elisha and asked her, <”What has you so upset?”> To this Elisha blushed as she said to Irenica, <”It's the G-01. Claus gave them no real form of free will! I find myself not accepting that. It's not something I find okay.”> <”And are they unhappy about that?”> asked Irenica who saw Elisha shake her head as she said, <”NO; but I just don't see how anybody could even be happy about that! People are meant to be free to make their own choices.”> <”And what if I told you that nobody living here is free?”> asked Irenica who saw shock flash over Elisha's face as she asked Irenica, <”What are you saying?!”> <”The Soviet World Federation is a communist state. This is a place were the lives people live here are decided for them before they're even made—right down to how they live and spend their leisure. So, It is a blessing not to have free will living here,”> said Irenica. Elisha blushed as she shook her head and said to Irenica, <”I still can't believe it. Is it true about Claus calling himself a weapon?”> Irenica nodded as she said, <”Both Claus and myself are weapons—as is both Zargare and Milgare. We are what's known as a mimesis: a universal item. We are one of the old relic technologies from Atlantis. Many of the technologies used here in the Soviet World Federation are examples of the relic technologies brought back on two Atlantian-built star-ships. It was the technologies and both Zargare and Milgare that was a major factor in what made the Soviet World Federation what it is today.”> <”I see,”> Elisha as she got to her feet and she smiled at Irenica as she said to her, <”Thank you for the coffee. I feel better.”> <”Please do your best to forgive Claus. This place is not very welcoming to men in general. Like Milgare, He does go through a lot almost every day,”> said Irenica with a smile. Smiling, Elisha waved as she said, <”I will,”> as she left the room and returned to her own. Walking over to her bed, Irenica sat down as she smirked and said, <”Be glad that I'm willing to forgive you, Claus, for I am the one who'll they'll use to make you life quite interesting when the games start.”>
Chapter 19 Over the next month, Unua, Dua, and the other eighteen fully matured. A week after that, Claus had the pleasure of seeing the first fifty production models enter the base. With each passing week, a new group of seventy-five would join their ranks. After a period of two months with each group being more in number, Claus had a brigade worth in number of 1,500 G-01s. Claus then started the task of organizing his force. Out of the 1,500, Claus formed a brigade of 1,237. To avoid conflicts of interest among his newly acquired solders, Claus grouped his force around even numbers and established his own system of rank: a squad would have nine total. Eight bonders: A name for the lowest rank of slave solder, and a squad-master to lead them. The next level up in force was a platoon. This had two squads and a platoon-master. The next up from the platoon was the company. This had four platoons and led by the companymaster. The next level up was the battalion. This had four companies and led by the battalion-master. And lastly was the brigade. This had four battalions and led by the brigade-master. The role of brigademaster Claus assigned to one of the newest G-01s that had recently arrived. As for the remaining 263 G-01s, Claus assigned them as his personal battalion of slave-solders led by himself. As for Unua and the nineteen, Their role was as his own personal slaves. Satisfied with how things were, Claus modified his habitat to accommodate the twenty. The next day, Claus with his brigade-master and said to her, <”I need you to begin training your forces, Aŭki.”> Claus had a squad with him. Claus saw Aŭki nod as she said to Claus, <”I will do as you wish forthwith, Master.”> <”Not just yet. I want to walk with you for a bit. Want to join me for a chat as we walk?”> Aŭki Nodded. -------------------Aŭki really enjoyed the chat both she and Claus shared. <”I need to set some rules we all are to follow—Myself included, Aŭki,”> said Claus as he looked down at Aŭki. Claus could see that like the others of her species, Aŭki was head and shoulders shorter than he was. And like her sisters she her red hair, blue eyes, and milky-white skin. And Auki, like the others, was attractive as well—in a manner of speaking. It was at this moment that Aŭki asked Claus, <”May I ask what your new orders are for me, master?”> <”romantic activity only between those of your own rank, and I want all of you to multiply by generating offspring. This new rule shall never be broken. As your grand master, I command you to implement this new order as soon as you return to command of you subordinates.”> Aŭki nodded as she said to Claus in reply, <”As you wish master,”> as she left to obey Claus. Seeing her leave, Claus smiled as he said to himself, 'This is going to be a fun experience.' Claus had taken the liberty of installing IBCs in all his G-01s. He did feel nostalgic about the whole experience of creating this new intelligent species. Claus could tell that his people were already taking full advantage of their computers as Claus listened to their conversations that took place. It was at this moment that Claus received an electronic message telling for to at one report the Norjo's office. Getting there, Claus entered and saw it was the premier himself with his monitor along side him. Seeing Claus, the premier asked his monitor something inaudible as she nodded and pointed to Claus. The premier grinned as he walked up to Claus and said to him, <”You must be V-06. It is a pleasure to finally meet you in person. Your new bio-weapon has everyone ecstatic. So much so that it has been placed into mass production. I have to say your G-01 is a true work of genius.”>
<”Excuse me!?”> exclaimed Irenica as she stormed into the room with both hand on her hips followed by Uko. Walking up to the premier, Irenica glared into his eyes as she said to him, <”I thought you told me my VK-01s were the favorite—not those androgynous freaks made by Claus!”> <”Androgynous. That's one of the main reasons the G-01 is well liked by the production committee. Like V-06, they too believe making them hermaphroditic is one of the best solutions to the problem of male aggression that was the cause of the two global wars. And also the trait of absolute obedience is another trait that will guaranty that the G-01 will never do things uncontrolled males would desire doing. As far as I'm concerned, the G-01 is the best thing we've seen in a long time. However there is something else that will involve both V-06 and yourself, Irenica. A one year mock military operation: the G-01 verses your VK-01,”> said the Premier with a grin. Irenica smirked as she said, <”I see. When will this was start?”> <”In a month,”> said the premier in reply as he too smirked and said to Irenica, <”And before I go, I say to you that your VK-01s are also a good design as well. Both designs are two of the best that we've seen in a long time. So in order to decide on the one we'll choose for introduction into the main army, We're going to see both species do in combat. So do your best to train them. In spite of the fact of real weapons not being used, both of you are to regard this as an actual war. Consider that an order from me. You both have a thirty day deadline for training your troops before the bell rings. That is all, and you are both dismissed.”> ---------------The premier meet with both Zargare and Milgare as he asked them, <”So what do you two have planned for both Irenica and that V-06?”> Zargare smirked as she said, <”A simulation of the second global war that led to the formation of the Soviet World federation. V-06 and his G-01s will take the role of the Germans and Irenica's forces the Soviets. And I am taking the liberty of giving Claus an army composed of 2.5 million G-01s—all of these would be simulations of that species—same with Irenica's own force composed of three-million VK-01s. Milgare's job will be to manufacture the environment while my job would be that of the game-master. Sound good to you, sir?”> The premier nodded as he smiled and said to Zargare, <”By all means proceed.”> ----------------Claus entered his habitat and entered his room. Sitting on his bed, Claus sent an electronic message to Auki: -Come see me at once. A few minutes later, Aŭki entered the room as she asked Claus, <”You wanted the see me, master?”> Claus nodded as he said to Aŭki in reply, <”Your new orders are to train your troops and get them ready for combat. I want you to have them ready by the end of thirty days. Are your orders clear?”> <”Yes, master,”> said Aŭki who then asked Claus, <”May I ask you something, master.”> Claus nodded as he heard, <”Who is you master?”> <”I am,”> said Claus in reply as he saw Aŭki nod and then left to carry out her orders. It was at this moment that Unua asked Claus, <”Having fun, Master?”> Claus gave Unua a tired gaze as he shook his head and then Claus had not issued the same orders to Unua and the others that he did Aŭki and her own slave-solders. ---------------------
Claus awoke the next morning. It was at this moment that Claus left the bed as he walked to the center of the room. Shining with a bright light, Claus at once redressed as he left his habitat and walked to the mess-hall. Getting there, Claus got something to eat from the serving counter as he picked a table and sat down at it. It was at this moment that Claus a squad of him bonders walk in to the mess-hall and sat down at a table. A few moments passed, and a group of Vk-01s entered the mess-hall as well and at once approached the eight bonders and their squad-master. Claus could tell that this would not have a happy ending. At the table the eight bonders looked up at the group of twenty. That had closed them in. Getting to her feet, the squad-master said to their sergeant, <”leave us in peace. I have no intention of fighting you.”> The sergeant smirked as she said, <”leave you in peace? We'll leave you in several pieces laying on the floor. Your arm there, your head here, and you legs there. There's no way that we'll leave you alone—right when the fun is about to start.”> they all laughed as the group surrounded the squad-master in a circle. It was at this moment that the first one of them lunged at her as she dodged this attack. At once all expression left her face as the squad-master's programing took over as she followed her orders from her platoon master. The VK-01s began to grow fearful as they smelled the emotional pheromones pouring off the squad-master. The sergeant grinned as she said, <”I thinks she's about to fight us.”> It was at this moment Claus stepped in and ordered the Squad master and her bonders to stand-down and withdraw. She at once obeyed the squad-master and her eight bonders left the room. Seeing this, the sergeant looked pissed as she glared at Claus with blatant contempt on her face and demanded, <”What the hell did you do that for?”> Claus glared at her as he said in reply, -I am not going to allow meaningless fights to take place here. Save it for the war-game. And if you don't like it, be sure to file a proper written complaint to the base Commander with valid reason why your Complaint should be observed. It was at this moment that she lunged at Claus who at once dodged this attack as he laid his hand onto her and siphoned away most of her life-force. Having this done to her, the Girl stopped in her tracks as her face went blank, her eyes glazed over, and she at once fell to the ground. Walking up to her, Claus touched her neck and found that she still had a pulse. Getting to his feet, Claus turned to the group of VK-01s and said to them, -Never attack me again—or this will happen to you. Think of this as a warning that if I see any of you ever pick fights with my children outside of the battlefield, I won't hold back when I intervene. I will kill you as I almost did to her. Deciding that he had said enough, Claus left the room. ------------------There were no more episode as that one as Claus trained his people. One day Claus called every one of them to a his habitat to make an important announcement to them all. With all of them gathered, Claus stepped onto the highest platform in the habitat as he said to them, <”I have a name that as of today, will be the name of your species. From now on, the name of your species are the Geaetuoj. Geaetuo is the name of your species as human is the name of the main species living in the Soviet World federation and the rest of the world. Now! What are you?”> At once the crowd roared, <”We are the Geaetuo race! We are the Geaetuoj!”> <”Very good!”> shouted Claus as he smiled and said to the Geaetuoj below him, <”In three days we will all be in a very important game. We will fight, and I have but one order order to obey in the game. Win whatever it takes! You are all dismissed till then!”>
There was a thick air of excitement as Claus saw how much the Geaetuoj talked among themselves and spoke of how badly they looked forward to the fight ahead. And all of them burned with the desire to do the damnedest to serve Claus their master and to please him. Claus too was very happy as well as excite to at long last put his bio-weapon to the test in the role all 1,520 of them were designed to do. In a manner of speaking there was a profound beauty to it. A tool doing exactly what it was made to do and doing its best. One by one, the Geaetuoj left the room as they left to start their leisure. Claus was at least glad that he gave them the level of will-power to do activities of leisure on their own without direction from him. All in all, Claus was at long last truly happy about his greatest achievement. But Claus was not going to stop here. Smiling, Claus said to himself, 'After this game ends, I'm washing my hands of the Soviet World Federation and forming a state of my own. And when this state is ready, the Geaetuoj are going to do what I designed them to do from the start: the destruction of the Soviet World Federation as a world state.' ---------------------
Chapter 20 Claus and all 1,520 of his Geaetuoj were gathered in a room as they waited for the game to start. Five minutes passed, and then there was a bright light filled the room as everything went dark as everyone there were knocked out. Claus awoke and found himself at a desk. It was at this moment that Zargare entered the room and smiled at Claus as she said to him, <”Welcome the Nazi Germany, Claus or should I say the leader of Germany. Did I mention that you play as the leader of Germany just before the start of the global war that ended sixty-one years ago? But to answer any questions you have, the year is 1939, and you play the role of Adolf Hitler while Irenica is playing the role of Joseph Stalin. Even though this is a simulation, it is as real as it really was, as well as the game-master being yours truly. And before I go, the only way this simulation will conclude is when ether your country or Irenica's gains control of one third of the world. And to make things easier for you, I took the liberty of giving you 2,500,000 simulated G-01s as well as the number of regular troops that was in the German army at the time.”> It was at this moment that Zargare smiled and waved at Claus as she vanished into Thin air. Claus grinned as he sat back in the chair and looked around at the room around him as he saw a portrait of himself hanging on one of the walls. Claus signed as he called in Unua. A few moments later, Unua entered the room dressed in the black uniform of the SS. Claus thought about how good Unua looked in her uniform as she walked up to the deck and said to Claus, <”Can I help you, master?”> Claus nodded as he said to Unua in reply, <”Well, yes, Unua. It's time to prepare to go to war. Make sure the others know about this. And when you are done carrying out this order, I want you to return to my office.”> Unua nodded as she said to Claus, <”As you wish, master?”> As Unua left the room, Claus smiled as he said to himself, 'good old Zargare.' ------------------In general, Claus followed the same course as what Hitler did in the history books that Claus had read. Poland was the first to be taken by his army of Geaetuoj slave-solders, and Claus was both shocked and ecstatic about how quickly Poland fell under his control. From the reports Claus had read about each battle, their absolute obedience made his forces take risks that human solder would regard as unthinkable. And in ten days, Poland was German territory. Shortly after Claus had taken Poland, both England and France declared war on Germany. Just like Poland, France fell in two weeks—as did a few of the surrounding states to Claus' army of slaves. Claus could see that the G-01 was a damngood design for a bio-weapon. England was next. And in a month, belonged to Claus. Claus then sent in his human army to keep his newly won territories secure. A month later, Claus went to the Soviet Union to get a peacepact signed. Arriving, Claus stepped off the plane with Unua and Dua at his side. It was at this moment that Claus was met by a squad of human solders who led the three to a car that then drove them to the Kremlin. Arriving at the Kremlin, Claus, Dua, and Unua stepped out of the car, and was escorted inside the building. A few moments later, the three entered Irenica's office. Irenica, Seeing Claus, got to her feet as she walked over to Claus, extended her hand, and smiled as she said to Claus, <”Well. If this isn't a surprise I don't know what is. What can I do for you today, Claus?”> <”I'm here to ensure good relations between our two countries,”> said Claus in reply as he smirked.
Rolling her eyes, Irenica then smirked as she sat down in her chair and looked at Claus with a smug expression and then cradled her cheeks in her hands as she said, <”I have to say that this comes as a surprise to hear those words come out of your mouth, Claus; but I think I'll take you up on your offer. What do you have in mind about 'I'm here to ensure peace between our two countries'?”> <”It's just as I say,”> answered Claus as he said to Irenica, <”I'm here to Have a five-year nonaggression pact signed between yourself and yours truly. I am rather enjoying this world so far, and I don't want it to end so quickly. So I believe the best solution to this is for our two countries to not fight at all. I am happy with how the map in Europe looks right now, and I don't want that to change any time soon.”> Irenica nodded as she then said to Claus, <”Alright, Claus. I'll take you up on your offer.”> Moments later, the treaty was signed and Claus went home. As they flew back, Unua asked Claus, <”Do you plan honor your agreement, Master?”> Claus nodded as he said to Unua, <”I intend to honor the pact in full. The objective can be resolved without going to war with the Soviets at all. All we have to do is wait until Japan attacks America, and then we'll join in the fight in the pacific by giving the Japanese a helping hand in crushing the United States. Once we take America, WE will have won the game without even engaging to USSR even once as we will control a third of the world once the German flag flies over American soil. Do you like my plan, Unua?”> Nodding, Unua smiled at Claus as she said to him, <”It's the best one I have heard so far, Master. I'll be happy to implement it with my army.”> Smiling, Claus said, <”And I'll be happy to give the order when the time comes.”> ----------------------Just as Claus predicted, on December 7th 1941, the Japanese did a surprise air attack on the American naval base at Pearl-harbor. In the eighteen months leading up to the attack, Claus moved his 2,500,000 Geaetuoj solders to Brazil and waited for japan to begin fighting the Americans. Unua, Dua, Tria, Kvara, Kvina, Sesa, Sepa, and Oka were the ones Claus put in charge of this army as his top generals. And after confirmation of the Japanese attack, Claus ordered the taking of the panama canal. This was done in three days and Caused the United States to declare was on Germany as well. With the Panama canal under his control Claus sent the two battlecruisers the Gneisenau and the Scharnhorst, and all three of his Deutschland class pockt-battleship as well as eight destroyer and two Aircraftcarriers through the canal and into the Pacific to join up with the Japanese navy. Taking Cuba as well with his human army, Claus begun a series of air-raids on the American east-coast and the naval-bases there. AS his army of Geaetuoj pushed across the American border, reports of the American solders and partisans began to pour in. But slowly but surely, these reports began to fade. Two months later, America became German territory and the game ended. Claus had won! It was at this moment that the simulation ended and they reappeared in the room. Claus could sense the undertow of gratification that swept through the group of Geaetuoj as they savored their latest victory. They were ecstatic about how please Claus was with their work. And Claus himself was ecstatic as well. ------------------
<”Isn't It nice to know that Claus can do the impossible,”> said Milgare as both he and Zargare sat at a picnic table and had lunch with the premier and his monitor. <”My only disappointment was not seeing both species engage in combat. That and how quickly it all ended,”> said Zargare as she averted her gazed and blushed. It was at this moment that the premier smiled as he said, <”But Claus did win without even following the course history took. His decision to invade the United states in a joint effort with the Japanese was an action of genius. No other who played that game before had ever thought of a move like that. I have to say that I now feel a sense of admiration towards this Claus. Whoever he is, he's a genius for sure.”> Zargare nodded in agreement as she asked the premier, <”So. What becomes of Claus and the one million G-01s that exist?”> It was at this moment that the premier said in reply, <”From what we all saw in that simulation you two proctored, the G-01 is too dangerous and destructive for use in the Regular army. For that task I am giving to the VK-01s. As for Claus himself I'm going to call him in and see which of our frontier territories He and his force would like to be deployed in. It seems America is making tries for our territories by proxy and those Geaetuoj seem perfect for the task sending a clear warning that will make them soil themselves. I think that was the purpose of the G-01 to begin with.”> Nodding in agreement, Milgare said, <”Well. Let's call him in then.”> ------------------Claus, Unua, and Dua entered the garden where the Premier sat with his monitor and enjoyed the warm sun of summer. Noticing Claus enter the garden, the premier said to him, <”Ah. Welcome, Claus Nosredna.”> Claus nodded as he sat at the same table as the premier and faced him as Claus asked, -May I ask the reason for you calling me here? <”I am glad you asked. In spite of the success of your Geaetuoj, the public feels they are too dangerous for use in the regular army. As much as you and I both disagree, I have to face the fact that there is the ever present need to appease the public.”> Claus nodded as he asked the premier, -And what of the Geaetuoj and myself. What of us? <”The reason I called you here what to let you choose which frontier territory you and your Geaetuoj would like to be deployed in. Knowing women, they tend to disregard the fact of something's existence purely on the fact that the thing in question is out of sight of them. So you should be free of their interference by staying deployed in the frontier. The question is which of the territories you would like for me to deploy your force in.”> -I would like for my force and I to deployed in China near Nepal. If it's one place that's far enough, it's there, said Claus with a smile. <”I see,”> said the premier as he then asked, <”May I ask you if you have plans for China? A state that powerful I would prefer to stay one of our Allies.”> -It's not China I'm after. I'm going there to take the neutral states beyond the border of China. I'm going there to form a satellite state at which I'll rule over. A new powerful ally of the Soviet World Federation. This new country will be populated solely by the Geaetuoj, and its name will the people's common-wealth of Autistia. <”So you wish to form a country?”> -One that will be a satellite state and provide a new rich source of income for the Soviet World Federation. <”You do realize those countries you wish to take are protected by the United States. And you do know that they're nothing to sneeze at.”> Claus smirked as he said, -Simulation or not. You did see what I did to America. I'll just defeat them again. <”I'll grant your request,”> said the premier with a smile, <”You'll get your country, Claus, and I wish you the best of luck. May your victories come easy”> -Thank you, sir, said Claus as he smiled and left the room.
---------------Claus had mixed sentiments about going to China. The Geaetuoj were all happy about it; so Claus did not mind too much. China being an ally of the Soviet World Federation, but not an actual member, still had the same population type as countries like the United States in the fact of men an women each composing of half the total population. This made the Soviet Public uneasy about China in the same way they were the United States—only the Soviet World Federation would never be able to defeat China due to their vast population and military strength. Getting to China, Claus and his Geaetuoj settled in the lands middle of the three cities of Gyangtse, Shigatse, and Brahmaputra--located in the Tibet region of China. And it was there that Claus and the Geaetuoj got to work building a city of their own to live in. During the first month of Construction, Claus, Dua, And Unua went to Peking to negotiate purchase of territory So Claus could form his country. Reaching Peking, Claus saw how nice the city was as he stepped off the transport aircraft and onto the airbase. Claus, Unua, and Dua were met by a squad of Chinese solders who led them to a car. Getting into the car, Claus was met by a woman in business suit who upon seeing Claus, Unua, and Dua, extended her hand towards Claus as she smiled and said to him, <”Mr. Sonredna. It's a pleasure to finally meet you in person. I'm Ms. Wong. And I'll be your escort during your time in our Capital. Is there anything I can do for you today?”> Claus shook his head as Wong noticed Unua and Dua and asked them, <”And who might you two be?”> <”We are both Mr. Sonredna's personal bondsmen.”> <”I see,”> said Wong as she giggled and said to Unua, <”Then I have to say that your master has good taste,”> as the car began to drive towards the government center. When the car reached the government center, Claus, Unua, Dua, and Wong got out of the car and began to walk towards the building. Entering the building, Claus and his two escorts were led down a hallway until they reached the door to an office. Walking up to the door, Claus entered it and saw a woman sitting behind a desk. Smiling at Claus, Unua and Dua, the woman said to them, <”Ah. Good afternoon, Mr. Sonredna I'm premier Jes Xilong. What can I do for you today? As you can see, I having a busy life running this country.”> -I'm here to discuss the purchase of the Tibet region of your country for use as territory, said Claus in reply as he took a seat along side Unua and Dua. Claus could see her thinking hard about this. It was at this moment that Claus said to Jes, -May I show you what I am willing to pay for the territory in question? The Premier nodded as she asked Claus, <”What do you have in mind?”> Smiling, Claus said to her in reply, -Let me show you, as he got to his feet and walked to a closet. Laying his hand onto the door, Claus called up a subspace room that had a small fraction of his personal wealth. Opening the door, Claus said, -How about all this? Getting up from her seat, Jes walked over and saw through the open door a large room filled with gold of all shapes and sizes. The Premier was agape as she asked, <”Is this for real?”> -Quite real. In this room is enough gold to pay the US national debt for an entire year. And I'll give this all to you as payment for purchase of the Tibet region so I may have territory of my own at which to form a state for the Geaetuoj to live; answered Claus as he smiled. It was at this moment that the Premier grinned ass she said, <”I accept your offer. The Tibet region is yours to do with as you wish.”> Claus nodded as he thanked the premier and began transferring the gold.
It took a day for Chinese workers to move the gold and confirm that every gram was 100% pure gold. Not long after, the territory purchase clause was signed, and the Tibet region's ownership was transferred to Claus. Arriving back to his newly won land, Claus got on Television and said to the world, -Today marks the birth of a new state! WE will not be part of any of any major state, but that of our own. Today we are small, but tomorrow we will stand among the great powers of the world. For this new country I name: The People's common-wealth of Autistia. And I ask the world to now accept us into their ranks. Long live Autistia! Autistia was born. ---------------------
Chapter 21 A year passed, and The news of Autistia's birth spread across the world like a wild-fire through a jungle. Back in the Soviet World Federation, the public was in an uproar over it and demanded action against Autistia. Back in his office Zargare said to the premier, <”Well; Claus has really done it now. Forming his own country. And The pubic cannot stand the fact of another country that isn't ruled by woman being in existence.”> <”But I did allow it,”> said the premier, <”This world was beginning to bore me in a big way.”> <”Agreed,”> said Milgare as he said to the premier, <”And I say let's see what comes of it. We're already getting reports from our intelligence division that Autistia is industrializing at an alarming rate that can be called overnight from the get go. There may be two million of them now, but there will be a million more manufactured each year. They already have reproduction factories in place, and the Autistians are already raising their numbers by both breeding and production of adults in their factories like we are.”> <”Then let's see what comes of it,”> said the premier. ----------------Claus really liked the shape his country was taking. He introduced many technologies based on the Atlantian ones that made the mimesis. And with those technologies, things were going at an overnight pace. Claus had already built several cities and his people were happy. And now with those six cities, their population growth had increased to over 2,750 a day. And with each new city built, this production increased by 20%. Claus was indeed proud of his work as he sat at his desk. It was then that Claus called in on of his head scientists. A few minutes later, she entered the room and asked Claus, <”Did you call me, Master?”> Claus nodded as he said to her in reply, <”It's time to begin building an army. I need tanks, and your job is to design them for me---The best you can come up with.”> The scientist nodded as she said, <”Yes, master. Right away.”> -----------------Claus was impressed with how quickly his orders were carried out. Claus had given the same order to the heads of different departments to begin military build-up. And Claus could see the Production rate of new Geaetuoj had increased to several thousand a day and then to ten-thousand a day by the end of the month, and the industry had kicked up into high gear as more cities were constructed and vast numbers of factories were erected to satisfy the demand for the components needed for the new equipment being designed and made. It was at this moment that Claus decided to help in the design of the equipment. By the end of the week, Claus himself had designed guns of various calibers: Usually with their caliber being in units of six millimeters. Seeing that the work was good, Claus remained content in his office. The Autistians were doing a good job on their own keeping the country afloat. As for his army, Claus now had a total of 158,424 combat solders divided into eight armies, 32,768 tanks, and 16,384 artillery pieces of various types and Calibers as well as over a million support solders. As for the lead commanders of his eight armies, Claus chose: Unua, Dua, Tria, Kvara, Kvina, Sesa, Sepa, and Oka as his lead generals. By the end of two years, Claus had a total population of 11,157,000 Geaetuoj living in Autistia. Deciding that he had enough people, Claus ordered the military build-up to decrease to 5% of what it was. Claus now felt at ease with his country and also felt that military was good enough for the time being.
--------------At the end of the year, It came time for Claus to prepare for his forthcoming battle with Lucifa's generals and then her. Like he agreed, He would be fighting ten demons in a tandem of ten different battles before fighting Lucifa herself. If Claus won, he would get his raven Kielko back. And if Claus lost, even a single battle, he would have to marry Lucifa. Lucifa was quite attractive, but Claus did not feel like having to queen of the demons as his wife. There just was too many things Claus took issue with. Going down to the city of Pafilurbo, a city whose name literally translated into gun-city, Claus arrived there and at once when to the head of the development department of weapons. Getting there, Claus called for the chief of artillery development. Seeing her arrive before him, Claus said to her, <”I need several new weapons of the designs I'll submit to you.”> She nodded as she asked Claus, <”And may I ask what you need my workers to construct for you, master Regesto Niadio?”> Claus nodded as he extended his hand, and an image of an 180mm/60 revolver in the style of a bazooka appeared over his palm. What this weapon was, was a naval-gun from a heavy cruiser redesigned into an 7-shot revolver that looked like it could take-out a battleship— only that this was a weapon only a mimesis could use by siphoning the 30-ton weight of the weapon, and the force of the recoil into the various subspace pockets. It was also at this moment that Claus also presented several other weapons ranging from a 50-cal sub-machine gun, a grenade launcher, a flamethrower, a twenty-ton hammer, a sword that was a full two meters in length, a 24mm/65 rotary cannon, and a 48mm/65 rotary cannon. Seeing this list plus the 180mm revolver, the chief smiled as she said to Claus, <”I'll happy to begin construction of these forthwith. How soon do you need them, Master?”> <”I need them yesterday. And do your best on them. The battle I’m going to fight, I will them to be very reliable. Understand?”> <”Yes indeed, master.”> ----------------<”It's almost time,”> said Lucifa as she had Kobal prepare the arena for the up-coming tandem of battles that would get her a husband. Claus' ten opponents were going to be Abigor, Augres, Alocer, Amduscas, Andras, Aym, Ayperos, Buer, Furfur, and Ronwe. Standing before Lucifa were these ten— some who looked annoyed about being inconvenienced by this event. It was at this moment one of them tsked and said, <”Why the hell are we being called here? It's a mimesis you want us fight, and I can't tell you how many we've destroyed.”> The others nodded in agreement as one of them asked Lucifa, <”And what makes this one so special?”> <”I'll show you,”> said Milgare as he entered the room and glanced at Lucifa and her ten commanders. Milgare at once had their attention as Lucifa smirked and walked up to Milgare as she asked him, <”And what is it you want to show us?”> <”A Video of your opponent,”> said Milgare in reply as he brought out a holographic movie projector. Activating the device, Milgare and the eleven demons watched as first was videos of Claus performing executions in the maze in the years before he was a mimesis. It was at this moment all ten of the commanders saw the section of Claus' action as a mimisis working for the American police. There was an air of excitement that swept over the ten as they all saw how powerful Claus was—A lot more powerful than the light mimesises the ten of them each had their share of destroying. <”What you see here is a dark mimesis,”> said Milgare, <”Unlike a light mimesis, Claus will be even stronger here than on earth where he now resides. This Clip was filmed a few years ago, so Claus will be stronger still.”>
<”About time things got exciting around here,”> said Abigor with a smirk as she said, <”I was beginning to think this was going to be boring,”> as she watched Claus explode a man's head in a single attack. Milgare could see the delight in their eyes as one of them said, <”That's it! Right there.”> <”I want to kill him! I want to Kill him!”> exclaimed another. When the Video ended, all ten of them were beyond ecstatic as they all said, <”Magnificent!”> <”So I take it you're all looking forward to this forthcoming battle?”> asked Milgare who saw what the answer was going to be. <”Yes. And I look forward to having his head as part of my collection.”> <”There will be none of that,”> said Lucifa as she stepped forward and smiled at Milgare and said to her ten commanders, <”I need him alive, but I am allowing you ten to hurt him as badly as you please so long as there is enough left of him for I myself to fight.”> <”That's even better,”> said Ronwe as she smiled and said to her nine comrades, <”Because Where's the fun in just killing him. I happen to look forward to adding some scars to that cute face of his. And by your permission, your Majesty, I ask to be the first he'll face in battle.”> Nodding, Lucifa smiled as she said to Ronwe, <”By all means, my adorable looking Ronwe. Being among my best, I look forward to your up-coming battle.”> <”Thank you, your Majesty,”> said Ronwe as she giggled, smirked, and then said to Lucifa, <”I guaranty that this battle won't be boring. Not for a second.”> ------------------Claus and two bonders arrived in hell. It was the same place he Zargare and Kielko had arrived at five years ago. The two bonders were solders—both of which were dressed for the cold weather. It was daylight, and Claus looked at the sheer beauty of the landscape as he instructed his two bonders to Follow. This was Claus' first time coming here on his own accord. Reaching the city a few hours later, Claus and the two entered the city and walked to the coliseum that was visible at the city's outskirts. It took twenty minutes for the three to reach the coliseum, and Claus had a worried look on his face. The day he both looked forward to and feared had finally arrived. Entering the coliseum, Claus registered with one of Kobal's women the facts that he dark-class mimesis, and the list of weapons he was going to be using. Claus looked forward to putting the new weapons of his design to the ultimate test. Claus knew full well what the rules were he for the tournament: the battle is over when one opponent is unable to continue fighting the other. As for weapons, the rule there was simple: anything goes. Apart from his cannons, anti-tank-guns, machine-pistols, ARs, and a shitload of land-mines, AP-mines, bombs, and grenades, Claus also had two 5KT backpack nukes. Those two he was saving for his fight with Lucifa —a special present for her. Claus smiled at this fact as he saw his name appear on the tournament roster. It was at this moment that the woman at the table wished Claus luck and told him where his room would be. Heading there, Claus and the two bonders arrived there and entered the room. Claus could see that the two of them were very excited to be in this place and to watch their master in action for the first time. It was at this moment that the door opened and a rather beautiful girl stepped into the room and looked at Claus. The girl walked up to Claus and said to him, <”So this is who I'll be facing today.”> Claus looked at her with slight annoyance on his face as he asked the girl, -Who are you and what are you doing in my room? The smirked at Claus as she said to him, <”I'm Ronwe. And I'll be your first opponent. I have to say I can see why Lucifa wants to have you so badly. But do remember my name as I am going to be the one who defeats you.”>
Claus looked at her as if she was insane. Seeing his expression, Ronwe said to Claus, <”Are you giving me a dirty look? Unbelievable!”> Ronwe then grabbed Claus by his shirt as she clenced her teeth. It was at this moment that Lucifa walked into the room and said to Ronwe, <”Put him down, Ronwe. We wouldn't want to make things too unfair for that boy.”> Ronwe obeyed as put Claus back down onto his feet and glared at him. Smiling at Claus, Lucifa said to him, <”I can already see you at my side, my dear Claus. Oh, that reminds me what I came here to tell you. I'm upping the ante on your match. I'm having you face all ten of my commanders in a single match. But to make things not entirely unfair, the battlefield is going to be in a city—plenty of hiding spots for you, and plenty of ways to plan. I seldom say this to anyone, but good-luck.”> Lucifa smiled as she waved at Claus and left the room. Ronwe giggled as she said, <”I'll see you in that see—that is that I'll be the last thing You'll ever see,”> as she left the room. Claus could hardly believe it. He wanted to scream at that Lucifa. The one thing Claus did not want to do was to marry that bitch. <”Are you okay, master?”> asked one of the bonders as she sat down next to Claus. <”I'll need all the luck I can get,”> said Claus in reply with a tired tone in his voice. Getting to his feet, left his room and went to get something to eat before the match would start. As Claus ate, he halfway wished he had never became a mimesis. Claus forced this from his mind as he decided that he would fight, and he was going do whatever it took to win. All he wanted in life was to be left alone in peace. Something that was denied him time and time again. Claus decided that from now on, whenever he or his country of Autistia was going to fight, they'll win and along the way, hit the enemy so hard, that they'll never, ever, be a threat to them again. Only then would there be a truly lasting peace. ----------------
Chapter 22 The match begun, and Claus was transported to a city. Claus knew what this place was. It was a recreation of the very city where he nuked his whole battalion all those years ago. What went through Claus' mind was the fact that this sadistic joke was all just a game to Lucifa—a bitch who Claus was pretty sure was watching him now—learning and watching every move he'd make, and every strategy he'd use to make it easier to defeat him when his number was up. Claus when pale upon the realization of Lucifa's cunning. It was at this moment that Claus chose a hiding spot in one of the flats that stood nearby. Being a dark mimesis, Claus could sense demons as he himself was part demon. So far there were none within his detection range, and that was at least the good news. At least Lucifa gave him a decent chance. It told Claus that Lucifa regarded him as a worthy adversary. ------------<“Now where are you, boy,”> said Ronwe. It was only a minute since she and the others were transported here. Ronwe was pretty sure they had been scattered across the city. Each one of them had been told by Lucifa herself that their ability to sense each other had been nullified by an energy field. <”So I guess I'll have to do this the hard way,”> said Ronwe as she began to walk through the city. But what She and her comrades had not been told was the fact that Claus' own detection ability was not in any way nullified in order to make things slightly more fair for him. However, Ronwe could communicate to her comrades by a radio device—unaware that Claus was monitoring all form of RF communication. It was at this moment that Claus decided to make his move as he mined one of the buildings and said to Ronwe in Abigor's voice, -Ron. This is Aby. I just spotted him he's in the gray seven-story apartment building if you don't mind me getting to him first. <”What!?”> exclaimed Ronwe as rage swept across her face as spat into the mic, <”Are you playing some kind of joke? Or do you want to die?”> -I just want this battle to end. It is a mimesis after all, said claus as he sent a similar message to the nine other demons. His tactic was simple: get all ten of them in one place, and then blow-up the building on top of them. Claus counted on those ten underestimating him, and he decided that he was going to defeat them as quickly as possible. Claus was sick and tired of living a life of combat. Such a life he no longer wanted. Now he just wanted to be left alone and now desperately wanted his battles to end. -----------------Ronwe was the first to enter the building. She smirked as she said, <”This almost is too easy,”> not knowing that her target had her exactly where he wanted her. It was at this moment that Ronwe saw him! Taking aim, a cable-like blade fired from Romwe's hand and embedded into the wall. Retracting the blade, Romwe dashed the hole in the wall and saw that there was no body to be seen. Clenching her teeth, Ronwe then heard singing in Claus' voice. Ronwe's mood at once lifted as she ran full speed in the direction of the singing. Finding a door that was the source of the singing, Ronwe screamed, <”Die! Die! Die!”> as she shot her cable-blade through the door multiple times. Still hearing the singing coming through the door, a puzzled look appeared on Ronwe's face said, <”Whaaaat?!”> kicking in the door, Ronwe saw it was a tape-recorder that was the source of the singing. Blushing, Ronwe then went pale as she then saw a timer reach zero as a large explosion ripped into Ronwe and threw her clear.
Ronwe crashed against the wall. Getting to her feet, Ronwe screamed at the air, <”Do you here me! It's going to take more than that to take me down.”> It was then that Ronwe saw Claus standing on the ceiling. Ronwe screamed at Claus as she fired her cable-blade at Claus—who dodged this as he ran along the surface of the wall and then grabbed Ronwe as he pinned her against the wall and began to fuse Ronwe to the wall itself. Doing this, Claus let go of her as all four of Ronwe's limbs were fused underneath the wall's surface. Ronwe found that she was unable to even attack Claus as he stood before her. Turning around, Claus left the sight of Ronwe as he began to look for his next enemy. -----------------<”Looks like you got you wish of being his first opponent, Ronwe, and mine as his first victory,”> said Lucifa as she cuddled up next to Milgare. Milgare watched as Claus moved along the rooftops and flew from building to building. Lucifa grinned in admiration at Claus as he moved with great speed. Lucifa smiled as she got to her feet and walked towards the screen to get a closer look at Claus as she said, <”I'll just let you have your fun crushing my commanders. Then I'll have a little surprise for you.”> Getting to his feet himself, Milgare walked over to Lucifa and asked her, <”So you sent your commanders in knowing that they would not win?”> Lucifa nodded as she said, <”This is just a game after all.”> It was at this moment that Kielko entered the room to watch Claus as well. As she Walked into the light as was seen that Kielko now had purple hair. Milgare saw this and raised one of his eyebrows as he asked Lucifa, <”A mimesis. So you plan on fighting Claus on his own terms?”> Smirking, Lucifa said in a tone of mock cheer, <”Why, of course I do. It just would not any fun if it was any other way.”> <”But would that be unfair?”> asked Milgare. <”Since when was I ever fair? I am just following the rules I set for weapons in this battle: anything goes. And you mimesis are weapons designed by those damned Atlantians to fight us demons. And this mimesis I had Ukobach make for me is the weapon I am going to use to Make that Claus out there feel a lot pain before I defeat him. Don't worry, Milgare. I am after all giving you a front row seat.”> Milgare smirked as he looked back at the screen. -----------------Abigor and Alocer walked along. They had just lost contact with Ronwe, and demons wore a look of concerned. It was at this moment that Abigor was asked, <”Was it really you that sent us that message.”> Abigor looked at Alocer as if she were insane and said, <”It wasn't me! It was that Goddamn mimesis!”> Abigor too had heard that message, and look pissed. It was then that the two of them heard on their radios in Ronwe's voice, -I just left the gray building. NO sign of the target. I spotted him heading to the largest build in this city. <”Are you really ronwe?”> asked Alocer as she heard through her radio, -Why wouldn't I be. <”That at least makes me glad,”> said Alocer as she heard Ronwe's voice say to them, -As I said. He is headed for that large highrise that is at the city's center. I'll meet you there. Claus smirked as he finished his transmission to his enemies. He could now sense that several of them were already approaching the highrise where he now was. Claus had everything ready. He used holograms to lure that Ronwe to that room that he had mined with some of his bombs. Reaching into one of his subspace pockets, Claus pulled out a machine-pistol and loaded the weapon. The tactic he'd use this time was to separate each of his nine enemies, and defeat each one in single combat.
-------------Alocer and Abigor entered the highrise. Looking around, Alocer as Abigor, <”Now where do you think He'll be?”> It was at this moment that the other seven arrived and too began to look around. Seeing one of the ceiling vents open, the seven of them saw a grenade fall from the open vent, hit the floor, and roll towards them. Before any of them could react, the Grenade blew as several of them jumped out of the way as they took the blast. Abigor saw that the fragment from that grenade had shredded half her dress. Getting angry, Abigor yelled at them, <”Find that mimesis and kill him! I don't care What Lucifa does if we do!”> Claus welcomed this new turn of events. It meant he could now hit those nine with everything he had. Smiling Claus got to work as he took control of the building's electrical and other systems as he prepared to destroy each of those nine demons one at a time. Back on the ground-floor, Abigor saw the entire building locked down as the lights went dark. <”Turning out the lights and locking us in huh? Well, even if with half of our senses nullified, we can still what the others see. And you've just cut off your own escape,”> said Abigor with a grin as she began to walk through the building. Back at the hallway, Alocer and Furfur came to an elevator. Calling the car, the two waited for the car to arrive, and then boarded the car as Furfur pressed the button for the top floor. The car reached the top floor, but the doors did not open. Furfur then began to press at the button as both she and Alocer heard laughter in Ronwe's voice as the car shook, and then began to fall down its shaft. The car then stopped suddenly as the two were thrown against the car's ceiling and then fell to the floor. It was at this moment that both demons saw the car's controls activating on their own as the elevator car shot up the shaft and then came back down to the bottom of its shaft with even greater speed then before. There was another repeat of this, and then both Alocer and Furfur heard of the elevator's speakers in Claus' voice, -I'm on this floor if want me. Find me if you can. It was at this moment that the doors to the elevator car opened. Seeing this, Furfur let forth a wordless scream as she ran into the pitch-black hallway. <”Furfur stop!”> exclaimed Alocer as she ran after Furfur. Furfur was seeing red at this point as her blood-lust soared. Claus then got to work using this against her as he used to holographic projectors he installed throughout the building and the building's speaker system to make Furfur give chase. Furfur, not being able to see well in the dark, then saw Claus running back to the elevator. It was at this moment that Claus then used the holographic projectors to disguise Alocer as himself. Reaching the hallway that led to the elevator, Furfur saw Claus standing outside the doors to the elevator. <”I found you!”> excalimed Furfur as she ran full speed at her target. Leaping at her target, Furfur used her hand as it shined with a bright light, and ran her target through. It was at this moment that the image of Claus vanished, and Furfur saw it was Alocer that she had just killed. She had killed Alocer! Furfur then scream, <”Nooo!”> Claus stood at the end of the hallway as he took aim with his machine-pistol and then opened fire at furfur with a five-second burst of 10mm silver tipped antidemon rounds. Furfur survived this first attack as she got to her feet and made a run for Claus who took aim at her legs and made his second attack. Furfur at once fell to the floor and slid two meters before coming to a rest five meters from Claus himself. Furfur found that she could not move at all as she saw Claus walk up to her. Claus wore a face devoid of emotion as he looked down at Furfur with his ever present penetrating gaze.
Picking up Furfur, Claus fused her to a nearby wall as he did with Ronwe. Walking up to Alocer, Claus laid his fingers on her neck and saw she was still alive. Repairing her wounds, Claus fused her limbs to the floor as he sat down nearby and began to eat from a package of Autistian military food rations. He only had seven more opponents to defeat before he had to fight Lucifa. Finishing his meal, Claus got to his feet and turned to leave as he heard Furfur say to him, <”Why aren't you going to finish me off?”> <”That was never my intent,”> said Claus in reply as he left Furfur's sight and began to head to his next opponent to defeat. -----------------Abigor knew something was very wrong. She would contact them, but there was a momentary delay in response. And now it was Aym that this had happened to. It was at this moment that Abigor said into her radio, <”I know you're not Ronwe! Give it up! You're outnumbered!”> -I don't know what you're talking about, Aby,said Claus as he fused Aym to an adjacent wall and smirked as he said to Abigor through Ronwe's radio, -You do understand that being so angry is so bad for a girl's looks. Claus heard Abigor scream at him. Claus then got on the move again. Claus had concluded that this was not a battle at all as it became clear that Lucifa had clearly stacked the odds in his favor—letting him play. This match was just Lucifa's way of seeing how he played his hand before she herself would step in. Claus had long since knew this—even before the battle had started. And Claus had decided from the beginning that he would not show off his best moves to Lucifa who Claus was sure was seeing it all from some safe room outside of this subspace environmental game. From a tactical standpoint, Lucifa's plan was brilliant, but Claus himself was tactically brilliant. Claus knew this city like the back of his hand. Claus used the tactic of walking on the ceiling to avoid being sighted by his six remaining enemies. It had already been an hour and Claus thought to himself that he was already moving at a decent pace. Seeing Buer below him, Claus landed behind her, and then knocked her out with a strike to the side of the neck. Picking up the body, Claus fused her to a nearby wall, then moved on. -------------------Another thirty minutes passed, and Abigor found that she was the only one left! It was at this moment that Abigor heard Ronwe's voice say to her, -NO sign of the target. <”I know it's you, Claus!”> screamed Abigor, <”Where are you? Come out and fight me!”> -And you're me last target, said Claus as he walked down the hallway that led to the emergency stairway. Reaching this stairway, Claus flew down the stairs as he raced to the ground floor. This Abigor was for sure their leader. He did not once had the opportunity to fuse Abigor like he did her subordinates, but now it was for sure Abigor was going to give it her all. And Claus was not going to give Abigor a chance. That was the only he was going to win and how he won against the other demons up until now. Claus reached the ground floor and emerged from the stairwell as he ran up the wall. Abigor then yelled into her radio, <”Where the hell are you, Claus!”> -I'm right behind you, said Claus as Abigor both felt the punch and the crack of a gunshot hit her back. Surprised, Abigor was then throw clear across the room as she was hit by Claus' twenty-ton hammer. Crashing through one of the glass windows, Abigor flew twenty-five meters from the building and crashed into the pavement. Getting to her feet, Abigor spat into the pavement as she said, <”You'd have to do better than that.”>
Abigor then heard music sound nearby as she saw the headlights of a motorcar speeding towards her at full-throttle. Jumping out of the way, there was a flash and a sharp gust of wind as the car exploded upon crashing into a nearby building. It was at this moment that the sound of music sounded on multiple vehicles as Abigor saw several cars begin to speed towards her. Abigor was successful in dodging the first few vehicle, but was then hit as the car took her for a ride, and then crushed her into a nearby building and exploded. Seeing this, Claus reached into subspace and brokeout his 4-barreled 24mm/65 rotary cannon as his took aim with this weapon. There was a whine as the electric-motor spun the four barrels up to speed, and then the roaring purr as the cannon belched forth a shower of 24mm sliver-jacketed SAP-WP-HE rounds at the building with a rate of 500RPM, and a speed of 1,800 meters-per-second. The damage to the building was a sight to behold as the shower of shells exploded what was left of the building's front wall. Within a period of several seconds, the entire target building shook as the gunfire completely razed and caused the collapse of the entire structure. Holding fire, Claus put the cannon away and broke out his 10mm machine-pistol as he began to walk towards the pile of ruble. It was at this moment Claus saw Abigor rise from the ruble-pile. Abigor no longer wanted to fight Claus and started to run. Seeing that she was trying to get away, Claus took aim threw forth a shower of bullets at Abigor—who was knocked to the ground by the impact of Claus' attack. With Abigor on the ground, rounds of different calibers shot through her body. It was at this moment that a grenade landed next to Abigor, and then exploded. Abigor was now on death's door as Claus walked up to her, and then fused her to the pavement as he healed her wounds. Claus had won the first part of the battle. ------------------------
Chapter 23 It was time to fight Claus. Lucifa was very excited to face a type of mimesis that Atlantians never even dared create. And there was good reason for this: their great power made them quite unstable and in extreme cases, prone to self-destruct in a big way upon prolonged use of their strongest abilities. And from what Lucifa had seen of the dark mimesis, their only use was that of a hand-held item type Kielko now was. Turning to Kielko, Lucifa said to her, <”Let's go, Kielko.”> It was at this moment that Kielko asked Lucifa, <”Why did you let Claus win?”> Lucifa gave Kielko a puzzled look as she asked her, <”What gave you that idea?”> <”It's just that it somehow looked too easy.”> To this Lucifa said, <”All I did was modify them so they'd have bodies similar to the boy's and gave them radios. The reason Claus won, was the fact of his cunning use of underhanded tactics, and an underhanded style of combat where he never gave them a single fair chance ever.”> ------------------Claus ate his meal. He looked exhausted as he sat and ate. There was one one battle left and he'd get Kielko back. Finishing his meal, Claus checked his ammunition and saw that he still had plenty left. It was at this moment that Claus detected her and something else. It was another mimesis! He was sure of it. But the signature was very different. It was several times stronger than Zargare, Milgare, or Irenica! It was at this moment that Claus felt demonic signature that was with the mimesis. The combined energy pressure was so strong that movement alone was as difficult as wading through a five-foot-deep pool of water. Claus could hardly stand! Lucifa was not going to hold back in any way. It was at this moment that Claus saw the flash of an energy weapon and jumped out of the way as the building he stood on was blown to bits. Breaking out the 180mm revolver, Claus opened fire at Lucifa's position as he fired three shells at Lucifa and then switched weapons to his two-meter sword as he made a run towards Lucifa. Lucifa smiled as Kielko morphed also into the exact same weapon held by Claus. It was at this moment that the two jumped into the air as both their blades with an earsplitting Clang and a shower of sparks. Claus had concluded the reason why Lucifa was using a mimesis. The battlefield of this fight had a field that converts demons into little more than humans with the addition of their abilities. Here, Lucifa was just a girl. Claus could see a crazed look in Lucifa's eyes as she attacked Claus who parried her every strike. Getting a good distance from Lucifa, Claus switched weapons to his 10mm machine-pistol and opened fire at Lucifa. Lucifa caused Kielko to form a shield and blocked Claus' gunfire. It was at this moment that a grenade from a grenade launcher struck Lucifa's shield and exploded. Claus could see Lucifa had survived this attack as some of her blood dripped onto the pavement. But the grenade was just a diversion as Claus was now behind Lucifa and hit her with his twenty-ton hammer. Lucifa flew, and then crashed into a highrise as the impact caused her to penetrate the wall of impact. Breaking out his 180mm/65 revolver, Claus opened fire at the highrise and emptied his weapon—causing the highrise to collapse.
Lucifa flew downwards at Claus and right into a torrent of gunfire from his 48mm/65 rotary cannon. As Lucifa went after Claus, she heard Kielko say to her, -You need to stop now. You're destroying yourself! <”Oh, Kielko. I'm just getting started! It's been far too long since I've had this much fun!”> Kielko on the other hand was in great pain as she did her best to take shield Lucifa from damage, but Kielko was reaching her limit on how much damage she could store away in her subspace pockets. Five minutes later was screaming at Lucifa to stop and it was at this moment that Kielko Kielko could no longer absorb any more damage and transferred all of her damage to Lucifa. Lucifa at fell to her knees in pain as she cried out for help. Lucifa was defeated. Claus had won his last victory. --------------------Lucifa awoke. Sitting up in the bed, she found that she was sore all over and that sitting up caused a great stab of pain. It was at this moment that a Geaetuo nurse walked into the room and saw that Lucifa was awake. The nurse left and a few minutes later, Claus arrived and said to her, <”So I see that you're awake.”> <”What did you do to me? I feel weak and I can hardly move without pain!”> demanded Lucifa. <”I sealed you away into a human form. You're a human now. However, the damage you took in that battled was transferred to that body,”> answered Claus. Lucifa looked pissed as she said, <”You can't do this to me! I am the lord of the demons.”> <”Was the lord of demons. You are now a girl. A human female. The very species you hate. From now on Lucifa, you are going to live as a human and be attractive for a few decades, age, turn into an old hag, and then die as a human: ceasing to exist entirely like an unsaved file in a computer's RAM when the plug is pulled.”> Lucifa went pale. Walking over to her, Claus saw Lucifa look up at him, blush, and then asked him, <”Why did you do this to me?”> <”At the end of the battle, you almost died as did Kielko. Turning her into a mimesis was the last straw for me. So I'm doing the perfect punishment for you. And Jehovah does approve of my decision. You're mine from now on, Lucifa,”> said Claus who heard Lucifa say to him, <”But I'll die!”> <”And what of Adam and Eve and the countless billions that died already from aging and from your hand? Every one of them did not want to die, and your actions give them lives where they had no choice! And now, you yourself are going to feel their pain! You are now going to know what it is like to do your damnedest to live as long as possible, but in the end die anyways. And Now you are going to know just how precious life really is. I only hope Jehovah decides to forgive you this time.”> said Claus who was now red. Disgusted, Claus left the room. ------------------Claus enjoyed having Kielko back at his side. The two of them were just like a married pair and in a manner of speaking, were as such. Kielko also enjoyed using her human form: a new ability that came with her ability. Although she had real limitations due to the fact that Kielko could never be a carbon copy of a human due to the fact of her being a raven. A week passed from the of Claus' latest victory, and Claus called a meeting. Unua, Dua, kielko, and the other eighteen showed as Claus said to them, <”It's time for us to once again expand. Our cities are becoming over crowded due to selfing as well as food shortages from our farming territories being too few.”> The twenty of them showed that they were indeed familiar with these concerns as everyone in the meeting nodded in agreement.
It was at this moment that Unua spoke as she said, <”It is true that our population has exploded and we do need more agricultural territories for sufficient production of our corps. What do you have in mind, master?”> <”We buy new territories or share territory with the neighboring states south of us. Namely India, Burma, and Myanmar. My plan is to unify these three states with our own under mutual benefit. From what I hear, they too are suffering from civil hardships caused by food shortages. As for us, It's time to implement a birth-control policy to put our population-growth back under control. As far as I am concerned, we already have a large enough population for now,”> Claus said this as he asked, <”Not as an order, I ask you what the twenty of you think of my plan? Yes or no?”> The response came as a small surprise as everyone in the room, Nodded and unanimously agreed to this new resolution. Smiling, Claus said, <”It looks like the resolution is unanimous. Then it's decided. Within the week, we're going to hold the interstate unification summit at the base of mount Everest. This meeting is adjourned.”> And indeed, with the week, the summit took place in Nepal at the base of mount Everest. The heads of states from the three countries of India, Burma, and Myanmar were there as the and Claus discussed the terms of the Unification. In the summit, it was decided and established the name of this new unified state would be known as the United Common-wealth of Autistia, and member states would not have a military of their own, but instead contract the Autistian military for all military operations: a military force that was only allowed to operate under the unanimous resolution of the common-wealth. With this new country in place, Claus stepped before the cameras to make a public statement to the world. Looking at the cameras, Claus said to the world, -As the president, I hereby declare to the world the formation of the new state that will be now known to the world as the United Commonwealth of Autistia. A place where all are welcome no matter their species, race, or background! And I have but three requirements: Bondage to the state, Helping the helpless, and doing what is just! And to the world at large, I declare that that our new state never makes the first move, and will never fight unless we ourselves are first attacked, or been asked to render military aid in our defense or the defense of others. What I've just said is all that Autistia stands for from now, to the day we are no more. That is all. Bowing, Claus left the stage as the crowd before him loudly applauded as they all liked what they all saw. -----------------In the months that followed, more countries joined the United common-wealth of Autistia. Most were the third-world countries in Africa and the Asian countries east of Myanmar. Alaska even joined the common-wealth a month after the other countries. After a period of several years, Autistia was comparable in size to the Soviet World Federation and had reached superpower status. This however did not sit well with the Soviets and most of their population who looked to this new superpower with a mixture of both fear and hatred as Autistia was bigger than America as a threat, and next to China as a threat. Then there was Autistia's neighbor the Islamic confederacy. And they too hated Autistia. Namely the Autistians themselves—calling them: 'an abomination before Allah'. America, seeing the ICs Hatred towards the Autistian common-wealth, decided to support the IC in the Jehad that was planned. And the American plan was simple: use the war as an excuse to cause the extinction of the Geaetuoj species itself. -------------------
Chapter 24 It was dawn, and silent. The naval base could be considered silent, and the crews of the ships looked forward to another uneventful morning. On board the newly built Battleship Sepa. Shirley awoke. Having seen that declaration of the Autistian Common-wealth, and her country having joined the Common-wealth, Shirley had decided to join the newly formed Autistian navy. The Sepa was a real beauty in her mind. 180 meters long, 30,000 tons, a main battery of six 360mm/65 hyper-velocity naval guns in three center line turrets and each firing a 500kg shell at a range of 250KM, an 240mm armored belt in the All-or-nothing armor-scheme, the ship having a conning-tower as the superstructure, an antiaircraft battery of ten 48mm/65 rotary cannons, a secondary battery of 24 120mm/65 hyper-velocity naval guns in six turrets, a flank-speed of 34knots, and a range of 12,000nm. On board the Sepa, everyone was getting dressed and having their breakfast. It was at this moment that everyone on the deck stopped as they heard a siren from the base, and then heard on the ship's speakers, <”All hands, This is your Captain! General quarters! Battle-stations! Battle-stations! This is not a drill! I repeat! This is not a drill! All hands prepare to get under way! We have incoming hostiles!”> Shirley was stunned as she saw everyone making wild dash to their assigned stations, Shirley was one of the marines that was on duty. Looking up, Shirley saw exhaust-smoke from the ship's diesel engines begin to stream upwards from the stack as she saw that they really were preparing to get under way. It was at this moment that moorings were untied, and the battleship began to leave the dock. The ship Got up to speed, and Shirley could see that the other capital-ships were also leaving port as well. It was at this moment that Shirley saw the first several strike-planes appear within her sight and then begin to dive right at them. Shirley then heard a whistle like a train going by, and then there were splashes in the water as the bombs missed their mark and exploded in the water next to the Sepa. Getting a closer look at the attackers, Shirley saw they just weren't any planes, they were American planes! America was attacking them! It was at this moment that the Sepa opened fire at the Americans with her 48mm anti-aircraft guns. The sight was spectacular as few of the planes were exploded when the gun-fire flying at a speed of 1,800 meters-per-second tore into them. Shirley coundn't believe it! Why would America just attack when Autistia did nothing? Shirley could hear cheering as The anti-aircraft gunners were the first to make a kill. There were several more waves of attack aircraft that made attacks on the Sepa as she and the other battleships cleared the port. On the bridge of the Sepa, the ship-master shouted at her subordinates to give status on the situation in the base. The ship-master, like the humans and other Geaetuoj on the ship were are asking themselves the same the same question: 'What the hell is going on!?' The ship master walked over to the radiomaster and asked her, <”What the situation out there?!”> <”Every base on the Indian/Pakistani boarder is under attack by Islamic Confederacy military forces.”> There was a pause as the she listened and then went pale and disbelief swept over the Geaetuo's face as she said, <”And American forces! American military Units are among the IC in joint action!”> <”What the hell?”> said the Ship-master as her eyes meet the radio-master's. It was at this moment that the Ship master said, <”We're damn lucky to have been given such advanced warning or else we would've been sunk in the harbor. What are things like at the naval-base?”>
<”The base is under full-scale attack by naval air-power. It's not our home-port, master, but all of our naval bases and coastal batteries are under attack by American naval forces.”> <”Damn!”> said the ship-master. It was at this moment that the radar-operator said to the ship-master, <”Master! The screen just lit up like a highrise at night! I'm seeing a battle-group converging on our position! From what I can tell, there seems to be over ten ships total. ETA is about ten minutes until they come into sighting range. What are your orders, master?”> The ship-master both smirked and grinned as she said in reply, <”It's time to put our new battleship to the test! Prepare the main battery for firing! Let's give these Americans a warm welcome they won't soon forget!”> The ship-master then had the radio-master tell the other battleships to prepare to fire their main guns as well. Back on the deck, Shirley saw the Sepa was beginning to turn. It was at this moment that there clack and then a loud whine as the turrets training motor engaged and all three main turrets began to turn as they took aim at an out of sight target. A few moments later, the turrets stopped rotating as their guns began to elevate and take aim. It was at this moment that all six guns fired with a sharp earsplitting roar as a wall of fire shot forth from the Sepa's side as she opened fire. Elisha could see that the other ships also opened fire at the out of sight target. Back in the Radar room, there was cheering as one of the enemy ships on the screen disappeared as the volley of six 360mm shells exploded her. And that was only the first as more ships were sunk by the gunfire from the groups of battleships and pocket battleships, a type of cruiser, had also joined the fight. After an hour, the few enemy ships that were left were in full retreat. The first battle of the war had been won. ------------------Claus himself was overwhelmed to an extent over the news of these unprovoked attacks. The meeting with the heads of state from the different states of the common-wealth was also stressful. It was decided that America, the IC, and the UCA were in a state of war. And Claus was not happy about it. The last thing he wanted was there to be war. And by his suggestion, he was put in command of all military operations on both fronts. Claus was going to take care that this would be the last was he would have to fight. He was going to make sure both of these enemy states would no longer by a threat to Autistia again! And to do this, Claus would win. And by doing so, make both America and the UC members of the UCA. So Claus was going to throw in everything but the kitchen-sink into winning the war. ---------------Back on the Sepa, they received their first orders. They were be placed in Raider status. The naval base stacked them up with as much food and ammunition they could carry, and then the Sepa set sail to begin her mission as a pirate. Shirley could feel the air of excitement from both the humans and the Geaetuoj alike as they were being given such an important mission. In the following month, the Sepa sank ship after ship at a rate of over a dozen a month. At the end of the month, the Sepa was operating in American waters sinking cargo ships as they left port. The crew enjoyed this streak of success. A week later, they were intercepted by a battle division of three battleships supported by four cruisers and several destroyers. The Sepa won the engagement, but was too damaged to make it back to any friendly port in one piece. It was then that the Ship-master decided that they'd make a final assault on the nearest American naval base.
In the dawn of the next day, the watch personal at the San-Francisco naval base. Were just starting their shift and sipped their coffee. Several minutes passed, and one of them asked their Commander, “Sir. I think you should take a look at this.” The commander walked over, and took a look through the scope as he saw a ship moving into view. Growing pale, the commander Exclaimed, “Oh my god! It's an Autistian battleship! She's heading right our way at 34knots! Sound an alert! Now!” As the Sepa approached the base, the crew could hear the base's siren blare as gunfire from the coastalbatteries splashed around the ship. It was at this moment that the Sepa returned fire at the coastal batteries. Shirley could see explosions in the distance as shells from the Sepa's two guns in the forward turret found their mark in the coastal batteries. By now the Sepa had entered the harbor as all twentyfour of her 120mm/65 secondary guns opened fire at the harbor-patrol vessels. The firepower was awesome as the secondary guns did their job. It was at this moment that the main guns lined up as the Sepa opened fire at the docked enemy warships—blasting away whole sections of their hulls and completely shattering them as they were nothing more than sitting ducks. The Sepa pumped a constant volley of gunfire as she used up all of her Ammunition from her primary, secondary, and anti-aircraft gun batteries. With the Sepa having destroyed the base, used up her ammo and most of her fuel, the Shipmaster sailed the Sepa one last time to the entrance of the harbor, blocked it off, and scuttled her as she and her crew left the ship by the dinghies and lifeboats. Everyone made it ashore, but all 1,000 of them were soon captured by the American authorities and placed in a state prison with America's own criminals. As the police took Shirley to the prison, “Why are you doing this to me? I'm a solder! I have rights!” “And you're nothing more than a terrorist, you bitch,” said the police-men as they threw Shirley in with some of her fellow solders as they said to Shirley, “I'm sure they'll be happy to execute you and make it nice and slow,” as they laughed and closed the door. -------------------Claus heard news of the last stand of the Sepa. As a response, Claus made those service people national heroes. On the western front however, things could not get anymore worse as his forces were losing ground to the IC. An enemy who's numbers and sheer fanaticism made them a threat stronger than any he'd faced before. For the first six months, Claus was a very worried man. It look as if his two Enemies were winning! But this was beginning to turn in Claus' favor. Claus had restored the output of new Geatuoj and Equipment and after a year of fighting, He was beginning to gain ground on the western front as his forces retook the territory claimed by IC. A month passed, and the Autistian army rolled into Pakistan. They had no breaks. The Pakistanis gave stiffening military resistance as both their solders and partisans alike. And one by one the cities came under Autistian control. The next to go was Afghanistan. The air-force was the main engine of destruction as the bombers dropped countless tons of 5,000KG earthquake bombs as they carpeted the Enemy caves as the T-55-130s alongside the foottroops cleaned up the remainder of Afghan solders. Claus had given the order to his military, 'Crush them completely,' and his troops were doing just that and doing their damnedest to follow those exact orders. They were winning, And Claus was looking forward to peace being within his reach. America was going to be next after the IC, and Claus was going to hit them as hard as he knew how.
Afghanistan was not an easy win. Claus had lost many good people in those battles—including three of his first 1,500 Geaetuoj. But this was not going to stop him. Iran was his next target, as his forces, all tired, followed his orders and rolled into Iran. Iran was a half repeat of Afghanistan. Again Claus' bombers did their job as they pounded the Iranian military bases out of existence. After several months of fighting, the IC surrendered to Autistia. Claus was flown to was left of Kuwat. Once there, Claus was escorted by several of his solders, and met with the IC's head of state. Extending his hand, the two shook hands the two and their solders walked to a car that took them to the port where stood docked was a Sepa class battleship. Boarding the ship, the two sat at a desk Claus had pulled out of subspace as well as the surrender document. Presenting the sheet of paper, Claus slid it over to the hand of the president of the IC. It was at this moment that he signed the paper and thus beginning a peace between and membership of the IC states into the UCA. Under the guns of the Oka, the war became half-over. Looking at Claus, the man asked him, <”So what Happens now?”> -I'll rebuild that which my forces have torn down, and make it better than before. As for each of the countries, they will be allowed to exist in peace, and their people given better lives than they had before. By bondage to the state, Everyone works ten-hour days for five days a week, and will at all times, exhibit absolute abidance of Autistian law. Other than that, people will have, in most cases, greater freedoms than they had before. <“I see,”> said the man as he asked Claus, <”And will anything change?”> -Autistia only steps in when needed, so little will change. The only change is that member states of the UCA are only allowed to have no more than a military level police force. Member states contract the Autistian military for all military operations, only if approved and authorized under direct resolution of the UCA congress. As the president, I am the commander and chief of the Autistian military. And every decision I make has to be approved by the congress. As the head of state of the UCA, I am but a figurehead. AS the premier of Autistia itself, I have complete control. My troops however, being all Geaetuoj, will not do anything militarily unless we are authorized by UCA congressional resolution. Call it a fail-safe due to them being hardwired to have absolute obedience. Does this answer all of you questions? The man nodded as he agreed and both he and Claus concluded their business. ---------------------With one enemy out of the way, Claus turned his sights on America itself. Claus knew that this would be a hard series of battles, but this fact was not going to stop him. He was not going to stop until the war had been won. And Claus was sick and tired of war. It was true that he might have enjoyed this in the past, but ever since he became a mimesis, things had changed. He no longer desired the same things he did when he was young and living in that habitat in the Soviet World federation. Borneo was the first place he landed troops. Claus quickly found that they had much better equipment than IC. AS far as the reports told him, the Americans had planned for his expansion, but had made the grave mistake of underestimating his Geaetuoj because they weren't human. Claus had designed them for combat from the get-go. They would not lose. Claus knew that much to be true. After a few days, his forces had taken complete control of the island of Borneo. With Borneo his, Claus moved on to the Philippines with the help of his fleet.
Claus was again faced with one hard battle after another. Americans offered stiffening resistance to his own forces as the Americans fought for every foot of soil as his forces slowly took control of the Philippine islands. A week later, the Philippines became Autistian Territory. Guam was the next place of conquest for the Autistian fleet as four of the Una class battleships did their job in supporting the troop landings. Like the other Islands, Guam fell after only a few days of fight. In Alaska however, The Autistian force of strategic bombers were transferred there as they started a bombing campaign against the installed military bases to make things easier for the Autistian ground forces upon their invasion that was planned of America. Hawaii and Panama were the next two stops for the Autistian Military. Hawaii was taken in only ten days as the American military again fought for every inch of soil. Claus went there personally to visit and looked over his new fleet of Aircraft-carriers which he at once renamed, replaced their piston-engined aircraft with Autistian made pulse-jet aircraft, and then sent them to join the rest of the fleet. Two days later, Panama was taken, and the fleet went there to enter the Caribbean sea to take cuba and then prepare for the final invasion: America itself. The Cuban offered no resistace to the Autistians as they were welcomed into Cuba by the Cubans themselves who a day later, Joined the UCA by becoming a member. The invasion of the American mainland was something of a paradox to the Autistian troops. It became clear that the United states was on the verge of revolution for decades. AS the Autistian gained ground, the American people actually welcomed them into their towns an city while entire military units would defect and join the bulk of the Autistian military as they rolled towards the Country's capital. There was no final battle as they entered the Capital. The president gave no resistance either as he openly surrendered to Autistia. The war was over! Claus later met with the president as America joined the UCA upon signing the surrender document as well as the membership document that placed America as a proud member of the UCA. In San-Francisco, the Sepa was raised, towed, and then permanently docked at San-Francisco harbor as a monument and museum to to celibate this new era of peace. At the base of the Sepa, a marvel wall was erected that had the names of all who lost their lives. Claus himself was very glad that there now was peace. He had won. --------------------------
Epilog Shirley stood on the deck of the Sepa as she looked out at the sea before her. Claus walked up to her and joined Shirley as he saw that there really was peace. It had been a year since the war had ended, and now there were rising tensions between Autistia and the Soviet World Federation. <”It nice to see you again, Claus. I am glad to see also that Kielko is with you.”> Claus nodded as he gazed out at the water. It was at this moment that Claus asked himself out loud, <”Why?”> Shirley looked at him as she said, <”But aren't you glad things are now the way they are Claus?”> <”All I know is that only one war is over Shirley,”> said Claus in reply. <”But it is over, Claus. We won,”> Said Shirley as she blushed and looked at Claus. <”And by doing so, we just became the biggest threat to the Soviet World Federation. They are preparing for a future war. Preparing for war against us.”> <”But you'll be ready for them?”> asked Shirley. <”I don't want to fight them Shirley. I fought the way I did because I just want to be left alone! I never wanted to fight America and the IC, Shirley. All I want is to live in peace, and that seems to be something they won't allow. All because my people are not human. Even though I don't want to fight them, Shirly, I'll be ready for them....when they come.”>