By Pamela Sargent
Alone in the world, a tender lady searches for a brand new beginning.
Nita is a toddler of the Institute. Ever considering the fact that she will take note, she has roamed its sterile halls, dwelling out her adolescence within the care of a fur-covered parent from one other global. The Institute’s desktops supply her every thing she may well want—except one other human to proportion her existence with. in the past there have been humans on the Institute, yet anything occurred that wiped them out. As she matures, Nita slowly realizes that she could be the purely man or woman left on Earth—and that the destiny of humanity may possibly good lie with her.
Beyond a door marked licensed group of workers in basic terms is the “cold room,” a laboratory which could carry the foremost to Nita’s past—and her destiny. this is often the place her dad or mum stumbled on her, and it truly is to this position that Nita needs to go back if she is to benefit the key of the Institute and what has occurred to the remainder of her sort.
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But to see it happen. This must be the death of natural causes that I studied. But this is not a lesson on my learning pad. It is real. It is horrible. That man had been walking around just minutes before, his heart beating, mind making plans, solving problems. And now . . his heart has stopped. Berk said he is gone. But gone where? His body is there on the ground. But it looks empty. Frightening. Once again, I find myself grateful for the protection the Monitors supply. Will this image ever be erased from my mind?
I find that, more than anything, I want to know what that is. I need to know. A plan begins to form. A plan so outrageous I should refuse its entrance into my brain. But I cannot. I will find a way to sneak outside and find out what is happening, why the viewing had to be canceled, why the Announcer was so harried. The power is out, so the cameras will not see me and the doors will be easy to unlock. I know this pod. I have lived here for seventeen years. I am sure I can get out and return without being caught.
Clinical. “Dr. Spires was in good health according to all our data. Obviously something is flawed in our tests. We need to know what happened and why so it does not happen again. We cannot risk any of the citizens being exposed to death. ” Death. The word barrels into me. My throat tightens. I am looking at a dead body. I know it is a natural part of life, that it occurs. I have been taught that. But to see it happen. This must be the death of natural causes that I studied. But this is not a lesson on my learning pad.
Alien Child by Pamela Sargent