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THUNDER STORM relates a tale that depicts a fallen society controlled by a sophisticated artificial intelligence known as the High Command.
It keeps mankind from reaching their potential and converts them into chemically altered slaves by injecting drugs into their corpus callosum and replacing such with a control unit that feeds barbiturates into the brain to keep the body alive.
A secret society known as Thunder Storm has the knowledge to free mankind and plummet the system. They are composed of genetically engineered children who are thrust with the weight and responsibility of saving the future of mankind. Thunder Storm unite!
CHAPTER ONE : SECTION FIVE : JEENA AND SAJIE
Jeena and Sajie had just completed Nutrition Session, having had revived their strengths within Nutrient Capsules similar to the cylinders that Sentinels were kept in. Nutrient Capsules replenished the body with the needed vitamins and minerals phased into the blood stream by the advanced technology of the High Command. This kept fluid and substance intake to a minimal as well as kept the need for waste elimination unnecessary. The same technology that phased the nutrients into the blood stream also phased elimination out of the gut. Where it went? No one knew.
“Thanks for saving my life” Jeena remarked.
“Please explain, Tutor” Sajie asked Jeena.
“Ah? The probe? Back there?” Jeena answered, “You know? When I froze…with excitement?”
“It is not necessary to thank me, Tutor” Sajie said, “As your Companion I must serve your needs.”
Jeena looked to Sajie. They both smiled. Sajie knew that Jeena approved of her ways. There was a moment of silence, then, “Sajie?” Jeena asked, “Where and how did you get this note?”
“I was in Transition Session when I was given it.” Sajie answered, “An associate of mine said to me his tutor had an important message for you.” Jeena pondered a moment.
“And who is this associate of yours?” She asked.
“He is called Jeppe.” Sajie answered, “He is Janno’s companion.” Jeena closed her eyes as she thought about Janno. She could scarcely believe it. Was it real or just foolish fantasy. Memories flooded her mind. She lifted her head as she took a deep breath and hung tightly to her note.
“Thank you Most High One.” She whispered into the air as she exhaled. Tears came to her eyes and she dropped her face into the palms of her hands. This would be the third time she would see him in her final cycle, perhaps the last.
“Tutor?” Sajie asked, “Does my information displease you?”
“Huh?” Jeena acknowledged her companion’s presence and had to reel her mind back into the present. “No…nonsense,…Sajie” She answered trying to hold back her emotion, “…sniff…you don’t have to call me Tutor, you know?” She placed an arm around Sajie’s shoulder.
“It is your title” Sajie began to protest.
“Sajie?” Jeena whined, “I have a name please use it!”
“Yes, Tutor.” Sajie said smiling goofily with her eyes widened bright. Jeena sighed. Sajie reminded Jeena of her own transition into Third Stage. She too had been very eager to serve the System and always sought the approval of her Tutor, Alicia. Jeena once again reminisced as she thought about her Junior Cycle.
Alicia had been initialized to become a Classified Servant 3-B Code 1, a Prime Dean. Jeena had learned much from her, yet all the knowledge Alicia bestowed upon her could not replace the emptiness she felt in her heart, emptiness only Janno could fill with his presence. Her mind back flashed to First Stage to where she first met him. She had developed an unexplainable attraction for him. They were then separated at Second Stage but later re-united at Third Stage’s Junior Cycle. It was then when she realized she still held that unexplainable attraction for him, only that time it was stronger.
Janno had been Jeena’s best friend through out all their adventures within the institutes. Jeena’s affection for him grew as she entered maturity enjoying continuous communication with him. She believed that they would always be together upon seeing him at Third Stage’s Junior Cycle. From that point on, she often entertained the idea that they would be assigned mates for breeding at the Call of the Fit in their Senior Cycle.
After all, Third Stage Junior Cycle had been to her a supernatural phenomenon, to be re-united with him, especially after having suffered pangs of separation. Jeena felt such matter was to be considered as “destiny.”
Jeena was aware that in Third Stage, during the Second Cycle, males and females were segregated into their sexes and kept separate. This period built a want for company of the opposite sex. This was preparatory for the Call of the Fit. During this Second Cycle, the High Command would review student records and search for compatible subject to pair off for breeding in the Senior Cycle of Third Stage.
Breeding of a couple born of the same parents caused a defective mutation in the couple’s offspring’s DNA structure. Record reviews for compatible subjects were necessary to prevent this defection of the gene pool from occurring. Jeena had been aware of this information as well.
The probability of being separated from Janno further and assigned to an unknown mate for breeding was frightening for her. This had been disrupting her transition into Third Stage as she began to suffer from depression. Alicia was aware of this and thought it best for Jeena’s transition to remove Janno from the scene through psychological counseling. She had taken Jeena to a student psychiatrist named Cheynne. Jeena, conscious of her Tutor’s need to administer discipline, feigned recovery. Cheynne filled her empty gap with humor, but she loved Janno and she knew no one could ever replace him. Cheynne and Jeena had become good friends.
Alicia, in her Senior Cycle Breeding Stage, had been very fortunate, or so she thought. Her assigned mate had been a handsome young man she met and grew fond of in her Transition. His name was Mitro. Their breeding was easy because affinity was present. They shared what Alicia thought would last forever. She was wrong. Their joy abruptly ended as Mitro was initialized shortly after the third day. This then is System procedure, done to keep the males from loosing their discipline. They seldom recalled their breeding experience. Initialization Sequence made sure of it. Jeena was not aware of that.
Mitro was initialized a Sentinel. Alicia never saw him again. Yet to her sorrow she discovered Jeena’s ruse to adapt to Transition. How could she tell her the truth of it all? Jeena would not be able to handle it. But she realized that the issue was not whether Jeena could handle the truth. It was whether she herself could cope with it. They knew each other well. Alicia could not keep the truth from her. It was a lesser evil to reveal it to her. “You will never see him again because he will not remember you after it happens.”
Jeena suffered a reality shock. Nothing could be more painful than loving someone you could never keep and knowing it. Alicia’s moments with Mitro had been a cruel ploy devised by the System, a System that demanded total devotion, total allegiance, total loyalty to the High Command and the High Command only. “Is this why we are not allowed to have emotions?” Jeena had asked Alicia. There was no answer. There was only pain. They had cried, embracing together, feeling each other’s pain. They feared for what the future had in-stored for them. They feared the High Command. They feared the System.
CHAPTER ONE : SECTION SIX : JUNIOR CYCLE
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