Thursday, November 3, 2022

Immersion Chapter 24 Celebrations


Freaks are deformed due to radioactivity and noxious gasses during the Russia China Wars


Two people enter the room.


They are light and willowy with extra fingers that are longer than usual. Their heads seem larger than other humans and their faces are gaunt with happy expressions.
A blue clouded film covers their eyes and their skin is white with blue marbled veins.


The lights simultaneously dim as they enter.


Renyke asks his POS to check if the Freaks can move things without touching them.


There is indeed an urban myth Renyke that certain humans damaged in the China Russia Wars developed the mental skills necessary to channel kinetic energy through mind control, but this has never been legitimately confirmed.


Would you like me to examine them Renyke?


'Yes,' Renyke replies.


The POS begins calculating data.


These creatures are siblings. They share DNA. They are unable to see in bright light.
They are young adults, around 19 years and 5 months. They have two sets of certain organs including reproductive organs. I believe them to be gendered females and they have not reproduced.


The two visitors put trays of food and drink onto the table along with a pile of fabrics. Looking at each other under low eyelids, they giggle intensely whilst fluttering their long fingers like butterfly wings.


They wear sheer gossamer robes that show their limbs beneath.


They approach Flex in unison and study him closely, touching his hair and face and running their hands down his body.


'Oh, excuse me, do you mind? said Flex, lifting up his hands apologetically and moving backwards.


They turn to Renyke and do the same.


Renyke has never experienced touching in this way before and is slightly more receptive.


'What do I do Flex, is this appropriate?'


'Well,' said Flex 'you could just stand there and see what happens, go with your bioflow, Or you could ask them to stop, maybe, if you don't like it. Your choice brother.'


The creatures giggle again and step back, both looking longingly at Flex and Renyke.


'We've brought you some clothes,' said one of them pointing to the pile of freshly folded clothing.


'We are indeed sisters,' said the other. Then they turned to exit the room giggling together with their long slender arms entwined.


As they left, the lights automatically brightened.


'Thank you for the clothes, sisters,' shouted Flex as the airy figures left the chamber.




Flex goes to the pile of clothes and checks them out.


The garments are beautifully handmade with tiny stitches. Kaftans, jackets, headgear, feathers, colourful Patchwork, in glorious colours are accentuated with mismatched buttons and decorative plastic beads.


'These are amazing. I've never seen such beautiful clothes,' said Renyke,


'So tonight I suppose we best wear them,' answered Flex, silently wondering about the safety of his possessions and where he will put them.
Urchs are notoriously possessive over their nomadic essentials.


One of the quilted overcoats has sequins made of little flecks of metal that shimmer and pick up the light from overhead lamps. There are rainbow reflections all around the room that move with the jacket. A kaleidoscope of dancing fireflies is reflected on the ceiling and floor, even on their skin.


'I'll have that one,' said Flex.
'No,' shouted Renyke,' grabbing the coat, 'I'll have that one, thank you.'


'No! yelled Flex,' appearing more annoyed, 'I'll have it,' snatching the coat back with steely determination.


A small tussle ensues and the coat tears slightly on the sleeve.


Another Freak enters the room and scurries towards the coat.


'No fret, no fret,' they said, taking the coat and making quick work of its repair with tiny fingers that moved at lightning pace.
'No fret, no fret,' again they muttered as they left the room.


Surprised and somewhat speechless Renyke and Flex look to the pile and discover another identical coat that was there all along.


the POS cuts in.....


Stubbornness,
noun a dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something.


greed
noun
excessive consumption of or desire for something such as possessions or power.


Greed and stubbornness are traits peculiar to humans. No other species on planet earth takes more than it needs or feels embittered at defeat.

'I didn't ask for your input,' replies Renyke.


I have been programmed to educate and inform you Renyke, in order that your human transition and your journey to Redact go smoothly.


'Who programmed you?' Renyke asks.


I am not permitted to say, answers the POS, turning itself off.






to be continued
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