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CHAPTER FIVE PART 3 B
FROM CHAPTER FIVE PART 3 A
“My thoughts exactly, Kiaria. I need to know who they are in order to determine their intent.”
“In all probability, with the information you have provided, they appear to be military. I will do what I can, Anton, but it may take some time. Even with my security clearance, the information may be buried too deep.”
“I trust your judgment and expertise, Kiaria. You have yet to fail me.”
“And I yours, Chief Analyzer.
Teis pushed the transmit button and watched her image fade from view. And now you must wait, Chief Analyzer.
Two hours had passed yet the screen remained dark. Sweat, having collected above his eyebrows, trickled into the corners of his eyes causing them to burn. Cursing silently, he took a tissue from his right shirt pocket and slowly wiped his eyes. As he returned it to his pocket, the screen blinked twice then came alive. It was Kiaria.
“Sorry for the delay, Anton. As I anticipated the information was buried deep within the Alliance’s data banks.” She paused and looked deeply into Teis’s brown eyes. “I fear the answers you seek you will not like. We have determined why they were able to escape with twelve mules. The information you requested is downloading as we speak. I must end transmission now or risk being detected. Kiaria EOL.”
With a look of disgust, Teis leaned forward and read the information. Computers have correlated all anatomical data on subjects Maseru, code 127754-MLO and Tasca, code12755-MLO. There are three plausible logictates.
Logictate one: Subjects Maseru, code 127754-MLO and Tasca, code 127755-MLO possess genetically reconstructed organs and neural pathways designed to render the snow’s inert addictive elements.
Logictate two: Both Alliance warriors smuggled into the complex addiction nullifying agents. Escaped prisoners ingested this substance over given time period rendering snow’s addictive elements, inert. Essential the Snow Kingdom determines substance and duration of its nullifying effects.
Logictate three: Indeterminate data points toward prisoners Tasca and Maseru as being Alliance warrior prototypes, making their capture and dissection a level one priority.
Agitated and confused, Teis slowly sunk into his chair, his thoughts questioning, seeking answers the information could not provide. Kiaria’s information has never been wrong. If the logictates hold true, and if both mules are not an exception, the Council will have to employ med-scans at each complex to detect genetic markers showing levels of addiction. It is imperative that we capture and kill both mules for dissection.
Satisfied for the moment, Teis passed his hand over the blue light emanating from the chair’s armrest, saving the data. He leaned forward and pressed a small yellow button in the middle of the consol and watched a small vial of liquid snow appear which he readily downed.
To his dismay, the liquid failed to have its euphoric effect. Agitated, Teis stood and walked behind his chair and began pacing back and forth. “They’re . . . damned GR’s . . . genetic reconstructs. The Alliance cannot have this level of medical technology.” With a deep scowl covering his face, He looked up at the dark ceiling. “This cannot be. It is impossible. Kiaria would have known of such things and not hypothesized about it.” He stopped and faced the black screen: “Computer, postulate GR’s intent. Present on alternate screen immediate. Once completed, institute code SK-1-1A-URGENT: continue until coded information is corroborated and generates replies.”
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