Star Wars Universe: Rise of the Clones

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Chapter 13

Commander Gleam looked through the balcony glass windows in The Facility as he watched the clones, in a large hanger size training room, conduct hand to hand martial arts training on one another. Behind him two stormtroopers guard the entrance as Gleam looked down at the training area, smirked and stated, “If only I would have overcome my ego and plan on creating an empire of clones during the war to begin with, I would have become their leader.” The door behind him opened and a male clone in a red and white uniform entered, stood at attention and said, “Commander Gleam, we have a female defect clone from the Del series. What do you wish to do with her?” Commander Gleam looked at him with a little surprise and asked, “Is she able to perform her duties like the other clones?” The male clone replied, “I don’t know sir. We only just woke her up and she is able to understand and speak our language.” Commander Gleam turned to his direction and said, “Then lets see what else she can do. Have a psychiatrist examine her and take me to the examination room at once.” The male clone saluted, made an about face and left the observation room with Gleam following behind as the male clone pulled out a communications device and began speaking.

A pair of doors slid open and Commander Gleam and the man, he was following, entered a small room with a one way glass window and saw a heavy set, bearded man with glasses sat behind one end of the table and a young girl (wearing a grey hoody sweatshirt and pants with tennis shoes) sitting on the opposite side, with her head down, as two clone Security Troopers (black body armored stormtroopers) stood guarding the exit of the examination room. Gleam looked at the heavy set man with puzzlement as his escort spoke, “Sir we are able to clone some of the doctors that created us so we can have doctors to examine us if we present any difficulties both mentally and physically.” Gleam looked fascinated and said, “Interesting. Lt. Elba, you may begin the examination.” Elba pressed a button on the console before him and a green light appeared on a small panel to the right of the doctor’s side of the table. The doctor opened a manilla folder to reveal a set of papers and the doctor spoke, “Taylor, is that your name?” Taylor replied, shyly, “Yes.” The doctor asked, “Do you know why you are here?” Taylor replied, “To see if I have the right to join my brothers and sisters to serve our leader.” The doctor said, “Correct.” He flipped through a page and spoke, as he looked at the paper, “Both your vitals and your IQ levels are normal. The only thing that is different is of course your appearance.” Taylor looked up, shyly, to reveal eyebrows and skin are grey (almost white), and her lips are light purple while her short cropped hair is grayish/brown and her eyes are brown. The doctor asked, “Does your appearance bother you?” Taylor placed her hands on the table to reveal white, grayish, nails and she replied, “No.” The doctor looked at her and asked, “Do you like being who you are?” Taylor replied, “Yes.” The doctor asked another question, “Do you like the people that are treating you?” Taylor repeated, “Yes.” The doctor looked at her with confusion and asked, “Really? You liked being locked up in a room away from the others? Because up to this point you are being treated as if you are an outcast.” Taylor looked down silently as the doctor spoke again, “What would happen if I recommended you should not be allowed to leave your room?” Taylor looked up at the doctor and gave a hint of some annoyance as the doctor continued, “What if I recommend you should be terminated?” The doctor then spoke aloud, while thumping his hand on the desk, “Answer me!” Taylor looked down, as if hurt by the doctor’s tone, and the doctor yelled, “What would you do?” Taylor then glared up at him and suddenly the doctor’s chair moved, as he was shoved back by an invisible force, and his back slammed against the wall as the doctor looked surprised. Elba slammed his hand on the talk button and yelled, “TAYLOR!” As the Security Troopers pulled out their batons the doctor’s neck snapped as an invisible force twisted his head (all the while Taylor continued to glare at the doctor). The Security Troopers, Elba and Gleam stood in shock as Taylor stood up and looked down somberly when all of a sudden the lights went out.

A moment after the lights went out the red, back up, lights came on and Taylor is missing. Commander Gleam and the others looked around, surprised, and Gleam called out, “Where did she go?” A female computer voice spoke, “Initiating lockdown in 10....” A dark shadow crossed the examination room making the two guards inside raise their batons and stood at the ready (back to back), “...9...” Suddenly one of the Security Troopers was grabbed on the shoulders (from above) and yanked upwards as he yelled and thrashed his baton at whoever was pulling him up till he disappeared in the ventilation shaft and his screams suddenly ceased and a splatter of blood fell to the floor, “...7...” The dark figure at the shaft’s entrance disappeared as the red lights flickered and Commander Gleam yelled, “Where’s Taylor damnit!” The computer voice continued the countdown, “...6...” Elba pressed the call button and yelled, “Get out of their soldier!” The Miranda clone trooper turned towards the exit when suddenly Taylor appeared right in front of her, “...5...” Taylor said, “Do not be afraid.” And she approached the clone Miranda (as she stood stiff with her tighten grip on her baton), “...4...” In a blink of an eye Taylor raised her fist and struck the soldier so hard in the face plate of her helmet that the clone hurled back and fell to the floor before the one way mirror with a juicy crunch sound from the impact of Taylor’s fist, “...3...” Taylor stood there with her bloody left hand till she disappeared by another flicker of the lights and a bloody hand slammed onto the one way mirror, forcing Gleam and Elba to jump in shock. The clone struggled to stand as she revealed a bloody, mauled face from as the front of her helmet was smashed apart, “…1…” The clone’s body exploded into a painting of blood and guts all over the mirror as Gleam and Elba yelped and flinched in horror and Gleam screamed, “WHAT THE HELL IS SHE?” Suddenly there is a sound of an explosion and the examination room is covered in fog and a moment later there is a dull thud sound. Elba pressed a button on the console and an infer-red image appeared to show Taylor, lying on the concrete floor unconscious. Elba breathed a sigh of relief and said, “She’s unconscious.” Gleam looked at him (as if he’s crazy) and exclaimed, “Put that thing in a cry-tub now! And inform the Triton that we will be using the particle transport to transport the defect clone that must be kept under heavy guard and Lord Valkyrie must see her at once!” Elba looked at him and said, “Commander, we haven’t tested the particle transport on a live person, especially at....” Gleam yelled back, “I don’t care just get rid of her, now!” Elba stood at attention as he looked grimly at Gleam and replied, “Yes commander.” And he pressed a button and began relaying Commander Gleam’s orders as Gleam looked at the blood smeared window and spoke to himself, “I hope for God’s sake Lord Valkyrie terminates this, thing.” The fog began to dissipate and the door to the examination room opened, allowing clones (in bio-suits) to walk in and approach the unconscious form of Taylor.

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