|Sarah Connor's growing family, Jameron Jallison
Author: KevinInScotland PM
Many events take place in the following 10 chapters. They are so far apart from each other and full of surprises that the team are often shocked or taken to places never dreamt of.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Cameron & Allison Y. - Chapters: 15 - Words: 181,076 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 06-29-12 - Published: 03-23-12 - id: 7950333
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Last time, the terminator endoskeletons have been salvaged from the North Pacific Ocean a few miles from Longbeach. Now they have to be loaded on John's and Sarah's vehicles with a quick getaway.
Allison is at home and suddenly realises that changes are happening, this will make a big difference to her life.
Later, Cameron will eventually find out what happens to Kylon and Tony, then has to make the right decisions.
The first thing that Sonia does is rush around the boat looking for sheeting, waterproof material, anything.
There is nothing, apart from the semi-fine green meshed fishing net. The strands are about 2/3" apart. (Probably used for catching bait and very small fish) This is what she will have to use. It is imperative that John does not see the limp body of Cameron-2.
It would only add to his grief.
Sonia had no intention of telling him the truth.
She lives in hope that the reams and reams of data under the floor boards in Jenny's loft will provide her with the truth about Cameron. It is only recently, that the first tin of A4 sized paper that she read, which is full of machine code has been activated.
This is because the code was waiting for the possibility of her failing to produce a healthy child.
Now that she has miscarried, the code has instructed her to return to Jenny's loft and read the remaining 25 tins, a phenomenal amount – all will become clear to her).
In 1962, Cameron has changed Sonia's future in 2009.
It will also perform another process in her chip for which she has no knowledge of.
She re-read the entire amount of data which was now in her chip before, running her superior rogue software checker. In a similar fashion to anti-virus software but embedded in the code was instructions from Cameron's past.
It says, in layman's terms; 'If after being instructed by Skynet to procreate, you fail to produce a living baby, you must go back to Jenny's loft and read the entire instructions in the other 25 tins'.
Cameron is unable to remove the Skynet code and knows Sonia will try again for a child as a result of this.
Cameron also knows that she could download this exact code on to magnetic tape on her tape recorder, for Sonia to read. (Just like the TX did in another AU). She knows this is dangerous because of degradation and the absence of error correction and check bits.
47 years is far too long to expect early magnetic tape to keep its metallic recording intact.
(What Cameron has also not told Sonia is: she will produce a female baby, whether she likes it or not. This is because Cameron wants a future girlfriend and possible wife for Kylon. She has even suggested a name, which would be
Kayley, which means To Call Out Victory. It also contains the letters Ley, which is part of Lesley's name. She chose the name beginning with K, so that they have something in common with each other, Kylon & Kaylee.
Cameron will name her next child Kendrah, the meaning will be explained later. (It is most appropriate).
It is also a funny coincidence but Kylon means 'from the strait, a form of Kyle' . It is an Irish, Gaelic, Hawaiian or Greek name. The Greek I had already explained in an earlier chapter. The info can be obtained from http colon slash slash www dot aussiethings dot com dot (or ending ).
2009 – very early morning. To be precise, Sonia & Derek are at miner Street, San Pedro, CA.
So, firstly this story must get back to the docks where Cameron-2 has been destroyed, (even though there is another dire circumstance in another time - 1962).
Derek watches, as he is feeling pretty groggy and needs support by leaning against something.
Sonia slashes all the cords which attach the netting to the crane with a knife.
Then Sonia wraps Cameron-2 up in the entire netting.
The next thing she must do is un-screw the termi chips just enough to keep them inanimate but not allow moisture in. She cannot be sure whether they have been reprogrammed.
She knows they can't have their parameter toggled to make their prime directive to kill John Connor, or anybody else, because Cameron wiped the entire chips with John Henry's help. But, who knows, they might have been reprogrammed by the t-888 or tok-715.
With Sarah parked alongside the boat, Sonia rushes to the edge of the boat with an endo over her shoulder. Then jumps and lands gracefully, goes to the SUV's rear and places the endo in.
1 more time, followed by the large rolled up fishing net which contains Cam-2-tok-715.
Back to the boat, one more endo in the back of her vehicle, on top of Cameron-2, followed by 3 more in the back and front passenger seats.
Sonia says rather loudly "ensure they are held firm with seat belts".
Sarah hears her and very soon, "I'M OFF, I'LL SEND JOHN TO PICK YOU UP", then speeds off, having attached seat-belts to all of her inanimate passengers.
Sonia goes back to the boat and helps Derek by putting his good arm over her shoulder.
John soon pulls up with a screech and sees that Derek is not too good.
Riley shoves the door open and Derek is quickly pushed in. Sonia opens the rear and climbs in, staying on her hands and knees.
"Are you OK" asks Conny.
"Yes". "John, please go straight home. It is important".
"I understand". (John assumed she was referring to Lesley but in fact she had to get the Cam-2 body out of sight before anybody saw it. She also had to speak to Derek about staying absolutely quiet about Cam-2).
The sounds of the police get too close for comfort, so Sarah pulls over to the roadside and parks behind a fishing truck, on West 22nd Street, turning off her lights. (She had intended going up Pico Ave., which has nothing to do with Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, which is 95 miles away).
There is going to come a time when they don't get away from an endeavour fast enough but they will deal with that if it happens. Sarah for one, has already thought of this and wonders if Dominic and his USAF grandfather have the clout to help her.
During her last conversation with him, he mentioned that a Second Lieutenant Brewster was moving fast up the ranks and that he might be stationed with him very soon. He said that they are responsible for the defence of the United States.
(Had John known this, a tiny dinky bell might have rung at the base of his brain).
Sarah is far away enough from the dock to appear as though she is parked. Her dark windows will protect her from view.
John was fortunate enough to have taken another route along South Harbour Scenic Drive, heading north. He never saw any police vehicles which were coming from the west.
Soon enough, after 15 minutes, Sarah pulls away, does a U-turn and heads in John's direction. She drives along Sampson way and past San Pedro Marina.
When Sarah gets home, Sonia is outside with Lesley, which is a bit of a problem. (John had arrived home first and taken injured Derek indoors).
Sarah goes straight indoors to see Derek, having been informed of his plight by cellphone.
The world's most advanced computer chip decides that the best course of action is to say "we need to store these endoskeletons straight away, in case someone turns up. I will need to check their chips with John before I reactivate them".
"Oh, OK I'll help you".
So much for that awesomely processed plan of action. She then says "will you promise to keep a secret?"
"Of course, were you thinking of keeping something from me?"
(Sorrowful look), "yes".
"Are you going to make a habit of this? What were you not going to tell me?"
"No. I have a promise to keep for Cameron".
"She's not here anymore, you know that".
Sonia thinks it best not to argue this point and says "come over here, I have to show you what is in the car before I explain myself".
At the rear of Sarah's car, "what happened, why is she here?"
It will take Sonia a while to explain things, so she takes out the first endo the carries it across the ranch frontage to the ample sized workshop.
Whilst explaining as they walk, she returns and lifts the thick bundle of netting which humans cannot easily see through.
They walk to the workshop.
This time, some of the kids have come outside to meet the lesbian lovers and inform them that Derek will be OK.
There will always be a kid somewhere or other, especially as there is now a little one following them out, whose birth day is on 24 July 2009, when she will be 2. That being said, she shares her birth date with 2 others, whose ages will be 4 & 17.
Lesley stays with the kids whilst Sonia takes another endo to the workshop. "Why can't I go with her?" asks Martin.
"Because they were underwater for a long time, and then the bad guys brought them up and put them on their boat. We don't know whether they have altered their chip programming. No one is ever safe, we must be vigilant" says Lesley on the spur of the moment, as a ruse.
Again the same question is asked by 3-Ally, that was asked in 1962 "vigilant?"
"Careful watch for possible danger", replies Lesley, who could not possibly have known Kylon asked his mommy the exact same question 47 years earlier, many miles away. In his case, danger did lurk and only 2 days later, danger lurked again. He will no doubt learn a horrendous lesson from that, if he lives, which looks doubtful.
(Thinking of Riley after Jesse sent her to meet John, Cameron could say that her own son brings danger to herself and draws attention to everybody.
She could say that it would be better that he dies.
Even then, she needs to overcome the same Skynet directive which says she must procreate for the benefit of Skynet).
(If Skynet only knew about this phenomenon and its negative result, perhaps it would utilise Cameron better).
In the workshop, after 3 attempts, the heavy weight and netting has been flung up through the trapdoor in an upright flight, almost like a human missile covered in netting.
Now Sonia is up there dragging the tok-715 to the other end of the roof-beamed area, which is very cramped. She constantly uses the ranch termis to check her surroundings. She heard what Lesley said to the kids just now and thinks how true that could be. That is why she did not activate them, in case it was a trap set by this future 2040 Skynet Pretzel Girl.
Earlier indoors, 1h22m to be precise, Allison got up off the bed and went off in search of her mom.
She finds her with Helena. They seem to be practising some sign language. She is teaching her the words 'be good' which is amazingly simple when you know how.
"What are you teaching to mom, Helena?"
"I am teaching her to sign 2 words that all the children, including Tiny Allison need to know. It is 'be good'. This is what you do".
(Helena cups her left hand with palm upwards. (Not exactly cups but holds most fingers together). She holds the fingers on her right hand together and brings her finger pads over her lips. Then lowers her hand in to her cupped hand and mouths the words 'be good'. )
"Oh wow Helly, it's quite simple. I'll remember that". Then she signs 'thank you' (which everybody now knew), as she smiles. Turning to her mom she says "I need to talk to you about something important, sorry Helena, it's nothing dangerous or anything like that but moms should always be the first to know.
Helena smiles, already she has guessed what it might be, as she says "sure, I'll go and find your Tiny Ally, in case Sonia has forgotten to look after her". (This was a joke, as Helena is pretty sure that that would not happen….. would it?)
That being said, she is wandering over to a clump of dried grass with her 2-year-older self to see what lurks. Sonia does not move a terminator in their direction, as it would make them nervous, but keeps watch, scanning for nasty creatures).
Allison says "mom, I'm pregnant. I haven't told John yet. I'm not sure what he will say. I had not stopped taking the pill but I think he will think that I have".
"I see, and are you pleased with the news?"
"I'm not sure, I like kids but the trouble is I'm not used to this kind of life. It's all new to me. Having 3-Ally has helped to take my mind off things and give me enjoyment. I can't believe I looked and behaved like her once".
"Yes you both, er perhaps 3, are quite unique. If John trusts you, all you have to do is tell him. He'll believe you. He knows you wouldn't try to trick him, making him feel obliged to be by your side. I believe he holds you in high regard. In fact I know he does".
"I'm scared for my baby mom, supposin' something happens, something really bad. I hate to think of having to deal with it".
"Allison. Join the family!"
Allison looks at her mother for a few seconds with a serious face, then smiles and says "do you mean that mom?"
"What? Oh yes. I see what you mean. Come on, let's go and see your dad".
Elsewhere, not far away, 2 small girls are bashing a termite mound with pieces of wood that they have taken from a big pile of rotten wood. It won't be long before the big one carries the little one indoors after they both find the little varmints have taken to climbing up their legs. So, beware Allison & Claire, your motherly duties will be tested again.
Still, they are brave little souls and won't make too much fuss, even if they have got lots of small red blotches on their arms and legs.
Elsewhere, most of the men are standing around Derek, who is repeatedly saying he is OK. The problem is, with all those pot marks on his face and neck, it is hard to believe.
Sonia has reported back and told them that the previously sunken termis are safely stored for now.
Frantic Victoria stands in her flat speaking to Derek on her cell and promises that she will come and see him very soon.
At times like this, all of Sarah's growing family are concerned. High on that list is jenny, who is speaking to Sarah, making sure she is OK.
It seems that things are OK between John and little Jennifer, as she is speaking to him like an adult.
He finds some of her words quite concerting, when she informs him that she has already spoken to Allison to see what was happening. Allison told her that all she wanted was John back soon, advising her that if she could, she would lock him in a room. She knows she can't do that because he is destined to lead men, so she will do her best to support him without Cameron.
When John hears this from little 10 year old Jennifer, he is quite moved. He says "thank you Jennifer, it was good of you to tell me. How are you getting on at home taking it easy?"
"Mom, you know who I mean, (sees a stern but amused face looking at her), mentioned work, so I had to leave the room".
"Not for long I hope?"
"No, she chased after me the 2nd time, shouting 'sorry sorry sorry. How lame is sheee?' (smiles)".
Now John is laughing as he says "I must go and tell Allison what you told me".
"Well make sure it's not what I said earlier, otherwise I'm joining (long pause), the Oakland Jets and Jenny's smiling, so I guess she will join me. Oh and in case you're wondering, they are nothing to do with the US Air Force".
"OK Jen (laughing), ciao".
Eventually John gives up searching and asks Dean where Allison is. "Upstairs with the Allys, they're both covered in bite marks".
"Something to do with a wood pile and whatever was in there. Ants I think".
Upstairs he hears noises coming from the bathroom, both adult and child. "Is everything OK in there? Can I help at all?"
Claire informs John that they don't have anything in the medicine cabinet for things like this and someone needs to go to a drug store for calamine lotion, antiseptic ointment and cream, plus other stuff for just in case.
John says he will arrange it straight away with Billy & Sooki. He soon finds Jimmy in the stables, who agrees to go out.
Such is the life, looking after the future of mankind.
When he leaves the stables, he sees Allison taking the 2 girls to the woodland area. She appears to be enraptured with the 2 girls. He imagines what she must be thinking. How incredible it must be to have 2 small versions of herself to look after. 'How weird is that?'
Standing there watching them, the small girls looking down to their legs and rubbing them, b-Allison talking about whatever he can't hear. He realises that he loves her more than he first thought. She never stood a chance with Cameron around.
'How unfair was that' he thinks.
He walks over, just as she sees him. She smiles and he smiles back.
When he reaches her, he puts his hands on her shoulders and says "I love you more than I knew", then kisses her on the lips.
Allison doesn't waste any time and pulls him towards her and kisses him harder on the lips, breaking away just long enough to say "I've loved you for quite a while".
The girls stand there watching. Of course they are taking it all in like a sponge.
Then John says to the girls, "can I come with you to wherever you're going?"
"Yeess, we're going to pwaddle in the leetle pond" says 1-Ally.
John bends down and lets the girls sit on each of his bent arms. Then he stands up and walks, the 2 girls swinging their legs on his strong arm seats, whilst holding on to his shoulders.
Allison notices 3-Ally's favourite doll, ploosma-wifle was left behind, so she picks it up and runs to catch up.
She says "the water might cool their legs down".
"Good thinking Ally".
27 minutes after being picked up by the police, the cop car pulls up outside the hospital where they are met by a nurse and a doctor.
The unconscious Kylon is handed over and they rush inside.
Tony attempts to get out but is immediately told "SIT DOWN BUD, YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO. YOU'RE COMING WITH US".
"BUT I TOLD YOU, WE WAS KIDNAPPED".
"I have my orders. My sergeant says the 2 Ricci boys accused you of tipping them off over that old lady's money. So you are under investigation".
During this time, Ethel nearly dies of fright when the phone rings both upstairs and downstairs. She is not used to having a telephone and the tenseness of the situation has put her on tenterhooks. She can't believe that poor Mrs Cameron is suffering more traumas.
Tilley was just about to run to the phone when Oleg beats her to it.
This time it is the police station with the news that Kylon is at the hospital. Of course Cameron is out searching tirelessly everywhere she can think of.
She has found out from Ethel where Mrs Pillow lives and smashed her door open. Inside, she grabs every piece of paper and documentation visible, from postits, to hollow effigy dolls. Writing here, writing there.
All of this stored in her brain, she has headed off to find people she knows, shops, Tilley's school-chum's houses and even phoned her principal, Ms Melina Matthews. She promises to phone around and let Oleg know what she learns.
Before Cameron heads to the big farmhouse where Kylon was held, she races over to a phone box and calls home. For the occupants at the farmhouse, this is the best reprieve that she could have given them. If they only but knew.
This time Tilley picks up the phone, "IT'S CAMERON", then she gives her the information she needs.
Ethel is upstairs now, as is Sylvia. Sylvia is wondering why 'no news from Tony'.
Of course the phone goes dead before Tilley has the chance to say another word.
Sylvia wants to call the police but they don't have a telephone directory. (The first 9-1-1 call was placed on February 16, 1968 in Haleyville, Alabama, so she wouldn't even consider that).
"I'm off to the phone box to find the number for the police station" says Sylvia, as the opens the door to the stairs.
"I'll come with you" says Oleg, who doesn't have a car to drive. He wants to ensure Sylvia is Alright and discretely hides his handgun down the front of his jeans waist.
Tilley is left with Ethel, wondering whether the phone will ring again.
At the hospital, Cameron parks up, gets out and rushes in.
Scanning everywhere as she speaks "my small son has been brought in, where is he?"
"What's your name miss?"
"Ah yes, I was told he will go straight to emergency for x-rays".
Off she rushes without another word, following the signs.
Very soon she sees a room and is wary when she sees a sign saying X-RAYS, DO NOT ENTER. It hangs on a rope, so she assumes it has been turned recently.
There is a small glass window on each door. Looking through, she knocks.
A short female peers around from another room and comes eye to eye with Cameron.
Cameron asks "are you x-raying now?"
"No, is this your small son in here?"
Cameron rushes in and sees that a male Doctor is also present. Cameron senses seriousness.
The Doctor speaks "your son appears to be bleeding internally".
Starting to walk towards the door, then down the corridor, the nurse walks alongside with Kylon in a small baby cot.
She also says "he appears to be bleeding internally. We think it is a kidney or both. He has to go to the operating theatre to have a drain inserted. We also need to find a compatible match for a transfusion and check the damage. I think you should wait in the waiting room madam, we will look after him. Don't you worry.
Cameron refuses to go and asks another question "I will give him the blood, we are compatible. What else needs to be done?"
"Please miss, go and sit in the waiting room. We will let you have more information when we have it".
Cameron is having none of this. She stands in front of the doctor and gives him a rather awesome stare, "what else do you need to do?"
"We're wasting time, please…".
"I will come with you".
The doctor has the life of the boy to think about, so off they go.
Inside the theatre, Staff are scrubbing-up at short notice. The doctor rushes off to a room, as the cot is placed at the end of the operating table. Two nurses carefully take Kylon out and start to remove his clothes. It is only now that Cameron gets a good look at his leg and badly bruised and pocked body.
Rather than use a catheter for his water system, a nurse uses a very thin tube attached to the end of a normal drain tube for this purpose. Good so far. Small amounts of urine start to drip down on to the theatre floor. It is slightly bloody.
Next, she places a clear bag on a hook, which is on a high stand. From that is a tube upon which she cuts to the desired length and inserts a tiny stainless steel cannula. It is very thin for infants.
She inserts it in to his arm, whilst explaining to Cameron that he must have fluid, especially under these circumstances, as the kidneys take the poisons out of his system and they need to be cleaned. Medically known as cretanin (poisons).
Cameron nods, whilst observing everything.
The doctor returns and very soon produces a scalpel. Cameron is not entirely familiar with procedures and knows very soon she must take over.
One nurse is holding Kylon's pulse and counting the pumps. No point in that. They don't have anything to take his blood pressure because he is too small.
When the doctor cuts a slice in Kylon's back, blood starts to pour out in a steady stream then stops. That is a good sign. Kylon's kidney injury is coagulating. Now is the time to act, Cameron cannot waste any more time.
She picks up the scalpel, finds where the thin tubes and cannulas are and then locates the cannulas for premature and newborn babies. The takes one, plus an adult cannula, and then pushes a cannula in to each end of a drain tube, having cut it to the correct length.
Now she pricks her vein in her upper arm and pushes it in to her vein pointing upwards.
The Staff looks on in shock, as she closes in on Kylon. She knows where to stick the cannula because she did it with Allison.
One nurse tries to stop her but to no avail. She make a little stab in Kylon's arm and places the thin tube, which is already dripping blood from her arm in to his vein, ensuring it is in the correct vein and facing the direction that the blood flows.
(It is good that Cameron has very good vision).
The Doctor asks "are you a nurse or a doctor? Have you done this before?"
Cameron lies "I am a field medic. Nobody has experience of children this small, it was imperative that I intervened. How will you treat his broken leg? I detect that the femur is broken".
The doctor demonstrates by holding his index fingers together and slowly pulling them apart. "We cannot pin his leg, he will have to go on traction, which will slowly pull the leg outwards, thus allowing the healing of the bone to take place properly. Otherwise his leg will be shorter than the other one".
"OK, I will stay with him until that has been done" is her reply as she watches her blood flow in to Kylon.
When she feels Kylon's neck with her finger, she is happy that his blood flow is pumping sufficiently and squeezes the tube.
Then she asks a nurse to get another tube with cannula each end, also saying "I need a return flow".
The doctor advises against it until Cameron insists, pointing out that he can clamp the flow, tighter or looser , thus controlling his blood pressure correctly.
Very soon the doctor, using a magnifying glass on his head, attaches the tube to the correct veins whilst Cameron watches. She had not seen this done before, so now she knows which the return vein is.
Down the road, Sylvia has obtained the phone number for the police station from the phone book in the booth down the road. Once indoors, she lifts the receiver and dials by sticking her finger in to the numbered hole in the ring and turning it. This is done 7 times for each digit.
After speaking for a few minutes, with raised voices, all heard by Ethel, Oleg and Tilley, she slams the phone down and says in a rather loud voice
"THEY'RE HOLDING HIM IN CUSTODY. THEY THINK HE KIDNAPPED KYLON AND TOOK HIM TO A WITCHES DEN WHERE HE WAS LOCKED IN A BOX. Apparently he was badly injured when he tried to escape".
"How bad?" asks Oleg
"I don't know. Did Cameron phone?"
"No. Do you have the number for the hospital?"
"No, I'll dial the operator and ask to be put through".
A few minutes later, after hearing the receptionist giving the details, Sylvia eventually tells the others that they are still in surgery and she has no idea when they will be out.
"Oh my God", says Tilley, "We've got to go there. She might need our help".
That's exactly what Sylvia had in mind, as she picks up the receiver and dials the operator again, "the number for a cab please".
"Quick, pen anyone". Tilley rushes over to her school bag and hands a crayon to Sylvia. She writes it down.
Very soon they arrive at the hospital and are told to wait in the corridor close to the paediatric ward.
As a nurse comes out of a room, Ethel asks her if she knows what is happening with Kylon and Mrs Cameron
Fortunately she does, "Kylon is in that room. He is stable and still undergoing other non-fatal procedures. You need to wait until a nurse comes out. She will tell you if it's OK to visit".
Suddenly Tilley starts crying "is he going to die? Where's mom?"
"No dear. I said he is stable. That means we have his condition under control. His mom is with him. She can't come out".
"Why not?" (tears start to flow).
"Because she is attached to him with tubes. They are fine, don't worry dear, everything is fine. I'm sure". She rushes off.
Tilley cries even more. This is because she thought her new life was once again idyllic, only to find this is happening.
Inside, Kylon is on a massive adult bed and is tied to the top bed post with gentle strapping around his waist. This is because he is so light that he might slide down the bed.
At the other end, the doctor has tied gentle strapping around his ankle in such a way that his leg remains straight as the weight at the end of the bed dangles and gently applies tugging pressure to his leg. Kylon has a string tugging both sides of his tiny ankle.
The correct weight is essential and they are experimenting with spoons tied to the end. Ordinary weights were much too heavy.
Cameron hears Tilley outside and turns on her own emotions, which until now were turned off. They had to be, she might go in to overdrive and do something emotionally stupid, or worse still, pass out and go in to reboot.
She is careful not to think of the 'malo hombres' as she survey's Kylon's little face with his eyes shut.
Cameron is now visibly upset. She asks a nurse if she would mind asking Tilley to come in, as she is her mother and needs to speak to her.
The doctor nods his approval, whilst he makes the final adjustments. He then speaks to a nurse about sedatives and pain killers.
They discuss his weight etc. as Tilley enters the room.
She looks over at Kylon in bed with his eyes shut, the tubes and strings etc., then up to Cameron's face.
'OMG, Cameron's crying', now Tilley is even more upset. She says 'mom' and walks over to hug her. Only then does she see that Cameron is attached to Kylon by tubes in her arm with red blood flowing through some of them.
Cameron talks gently to Tilley as the doctor finishes talking to the nurse. He turns to Cameron and says "I think we are done for now, I guess your anxious family can come in now, but they must be very quiet", looking at Tilley.
She replies in a quiet voice "OK, I'll tell them".
She goes out in to the hallway and gives them the doctor's instruction.
They all enter the room and see what Tilley saw, a sorrowful looking Cameron sitting on a chair next to her son, taking a reading from his neck with her fingers.
When Oleg finally has his say, he asks "do you need anything else", and then says in Russian "Вы хотите пистолет".
She knows he is asking her if she wants a gun and replies "I have one. When I am finished here they are all going to die".
The look on her face, tells Tilley that she is immensely mad and has retribution on her mind.
Upon request, the females visit the cafeteria to fetch fluids, and meaty meals for Cameron. They return with all the usual hospital bedside necessities, such as orange juice, grapes, magazines for Cameron. They also have sausage rolls, a mince pie and crisps.
Not long later, everybody is asked to leave and Cameron tells Oleg that they can use some money from her purse, which is in her pocket. She also asks him to ensure that he comes back with the 'vitamin pills' and 'metallic filings'.
It is very late when they get home and Ethel for one must get to bed and set her alarm in case she sleeps in.
She also tells Oleg that he can remove Tilley's plaster tomorrow, which makes her smile.
Also, Tilley has promised to phone her principal as soon as she gets in to the apartment, as Cameron had been in contact with her earlier.
Again Tilley is tearful as she speaks to Melina.
Back at the hospital, the night is quiet and Kylon stays asleep under the influence of the tiny dose of sedative.
As the sedative passes through Cameron's veins, she passes instructions from her chip to her regenerator to send an instruction to her nanodes to alter his brain physiology. His brain will now reduce his agony when severe pain is felt, although he will still be exceedingly aware of it. As a result of this, he will not be impeded by severe painful injury and go in to shock.
As this process takes place, she computes that his Parietal Lobe (centre rear part of his brain), needs to produce increased dopamines and other complicated drugs, when his brain registers pain.
She constantly checks his neck with her finger. Her chip clock tells her that it is now Wednesday the 14th. She wants to find out how Tony and her son were kidnapped, as soon as he is released from the police station.
As the hours creep by, at 6:23 there is a tap on the door and a man with a camera pops his head around the corner.
Cameron is in no position to do much, so she allows him in on the understanding that he will go very soon.
She tells him all that she knows and that Tony is innocent and should not be locked up. The Cameraman can see Kylon and does not ask probing questions. He is even polite enough to ask if he can take a picture.
Cameron says "yes".
The flash goes off and Kylon opens his eyes.
Cam quickly says "he's awake. Please go and get a nurse and then be on your way to the newspaper office".
"Certainly Miss, may I come back to see the poor soul?"
Cameron tries to interpret his sincerity as she replies "yes, but not until visiting time. Nobody else must come".
He nods and walks off as she starts talking quietly, "I love you. You're safe now. You are my highest priority person. I will never leave your side. You're going to be OK. I will stay here with you. When you get better, I will need your help. You will have a sister within a week. Not long after that you can tell her how brave and strong you are. You will be her big brother and use your experience to keep her safe. Her name will be Kendrah, which is English/Russian and means 'understanding of the fire' or 'fire sprite'. I will let you tell this to Oleg, I'm sure he will be pleased to hear you explain that to him".
Kylon has already closed his eyes but he mumbles "mmm" and "mm, mm".
Just then a little snore snore snore can be heard but Cameron keeps talking. "A sprite is a small person from folklore. Folklore means stories that parents and grandparents tell their children. Perhaps one day when you grow up, I will be a grandmother and you find a nice female like yourself to procreate with. A Sprite is like an elf or a pixie, a small or elusive supernatural being, very nimble. Just like you. A sprite is also associated with water. I believe they live next to ponds and sit on water lilies – a small dainty person like you".
Cameron is careful not to talk about the nasty men that hurt him, or her thoughts of retribution. She does not want to distress her beloved son.
She talks and talks in her quiet voice "I don't think you know what some of the words I have said mean. When you get better I will explain them to you and read story books about sprites and elves".
"Snooze snooze, cough".
Cameron hopes Kylon won't choke. She takes out a spare piece of tubing, which she hid down her shirt. She thought she might need it for this situation.
It turns out that Kylon is OK for the time being, but if necessary she will use the syringe with the tube attached to suck any saliva/vomit up the tube. Nothing must go wrong. After all, she can't sit Kylon up, he is strapped down.
It could be suggested that she go in to short-term stand-by but she definitely won't do that.
Knowing that Kylon picks up things as he sleeps, (and hopefully in this case, under sedation), she chooses to tell him a story. In the future, Lesley read quite a few books to the kids. She was good like that – quite oratorical.
Cameron being a cyborg, or perhaps better put, a gynord, can't be sure what is best, so she chooses a book with lots of historical information relating to America.
The Puritan twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins.
(Every time she reads a sentence, she explains to Kylon everything that she thinks he should know. It is only at the beginning that she starts to weep tears. She could not help it but she is very upset and knows this story must be full of atmosphere, voices of the characters and explanations. Her emotions must be fully turned on, although she still puts her thoughts of revenge out of her mind).
One bright warm noonday in May of the year 1638, (already Cameron stops to explain that this year is 1962, so the story is set 324 years ago, which is 118,421 days, including leap years. She then explains what a leap year is. So it pretty clear now that this story could take forever, or nearly at least).
Goodwife Pepperell opened the door of her little log cabin, and, screening her eyes from the sun with a toilworn hand, looked about in every direction, as if searching for some one. She was a tall, spare woman, with a firm mouth, keen blue eyes, and a look of patient endurance in her face, bred by the stern life of pioneer New England. Far away across the pasture which sloped southward from the cabin she could see long meadow grass waving in the breeze, and beyond a thread of blue water where the Charles River flowed lazily to the sea. Westward there was also pasture land where sheep were grazing, and in the distance a glimpse of the thatched roofs of the little village of Cambridge.
(This is only the first paragraph, Cameron has stopped many many times to explain words like 'little log cabin' and 'toilworn'. During this time a nurse comes in to check on Kylon, moving him slightly to see if the drain in his back is OK.
She hears Cameron's Goodwife Pepperell voice with an accent dating bank from olde England dialect. Of course it could be wrong, Cameron knows that but she is sure Kylon will enjoy it.
The nurse is gobsmacked, as each character, including boys and men, are portrayed with creepy lifelike accuracy.
She stands outside the door in the corridor listening, Cameron being fully aware…. Of course. If the nurse told anyone what she had heard, people would underestimate her).
Back at the apartment, Sylvia has phoned the police station but was told she will have to wait until the morning.
They all try to get some sleep.
The following morning, at approximately 8:25am, Cameron gets a visit from a familiar face. It is Tilley's principal Ms Matthews. The nurse who was covering the nightshift, her name 'Hobson', had spoken to Melina, as they knew each other. She had been a student at her school 3 years ago. She informed her how good at reading stories Cameron was.
Ms Matthews pokes her head around the slightly open door and sees Cameron singing a pretty little song very quietly.
It is titled 'Black is the colour of my true love's hair'. She heard it on TV in 2009. It sounds a bit like this, quite relaxing. Cameron stops playing the accompanying piano when she hears footsteps approach.
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When she approaches and sees Kylon, she is quite shocked. "Dear o lord. The poor little mite. Is he going to be OK?"
"Yes, he will. He will be pleased to know you came to visit".
"If there is anything I can do whatsoever, please let me know".
"There is something. What do you know about Mrs Pillow?"
"She has not long had a baby. I understand it has something wrong with its mouth".
"That is the wrong Mrs Pillow. The one that spoke to me was too old to conceive by human standards".
"Oh, did she look like a mediaeval witch?"
"She dressed different from the other town's people".
"She is the mother. She has many occult and spiritual beliefs. Whatever she says you should take with a pinch of salt".
"What do you mean?"
"She believes in things that do not exist. She was probably bought up by parents that had many strange ideas. I wouldn't be surprised if her grandparents were Puritans".
Cameron suddenly understands a little more clearly. Her story read to Kylon is related to that subject.
Melina asks about Tilley and whether she will be OK at home with her father (Oleg !)
"Yes, I would like her to stay at home until the perpetrators are apprehended. Please do that, I am relying on you to ensure that Oleg does not leave her side". (Cameron looks worried).
"Of course dear, I'll pop round there now. Give my love to Kylon. I hope he gets better soon. We miss his cheerfulness, (pause) and definitely his singing" (smile).
Melina places a paper bag on the bed and leaves the room, looking back to smile at Cameron with a wave.
Cameron watches her but does not smile back, she looks glum.
As Melina walks down the corridor, she frets as she thinks back to the Ricci Island incident.
Back at the flat, the doorbell rings. Everyone was asleep but the noise is enough to put the 2024ers in to action stations.
Tilley rushes to the window and carefully looks down from behind a curtain, whilst Oleg grabs his gun.
Not long after that, Sylvia opens the door, feverishly pulling her robe around her night dress. She sees Oleg whilst Tilley gives the OK with thumbs up.
Later, Tilley insists on going to school even after being told that Cameron said she should stay at home.
A compromise is made and she goes to school with Oleg.
Before that, Ms Matthews drops Sylvia off at the vegetable packing factory, having made her own Spartan sandwich pack.
At school, Oleg sits in the registrar office with Michelle. She doesn't mind and keeps him occupied by tipping coloured paints in to pots and pinning more paintings on the walls in the corridor.
He notices that one of them has got Tilley's name on the bottom and appears to be a picture of a scaled creature being cooked on a metal rod over a fire. He can see pictures of people around the fire and wonders whether it is himself, Allison et al.
He will ask her later.
5 Mar 09 Continued…
At 9:33am, John wakes up. As usual, Allison has got up early and is downstairs. He immediately thinks about events of last night as he needs to know the full story from Derek and Sonia.
Quickly getting dressed in yesterday's clothes, he rushes downstairs to make sure everything is OK and to ensure that everybody is there.
"Morning Ally, (looks down), sss", followed by a smile. "Does anyone know if Sonia is upstairs or out and about?"
Leila replies "she's gone out with Lesley & Debbie to win some more money".
"Oh. Well I can't complain about that. I'll be with Derek finding out how he is and what went wrong last night".
Derek is with Victoria. Ms Weaver made an effort to understand humans bonding during times like this and allowed her to take the day off.
She utilised another member of staff to man the switchboard, as she could not spare her own resources or John Henry doing it. She was still very busy phoning heads of organisations, importers, electronics firms, and plastics moulders, metallurgists etc. The list goes on, Catherine is tireless in her goals.
Her business acumen was not exactly humanlike but her insistence and aggressive, yet passive manner, with a hint of menace, often got her some very good deals.
She knew what Lachlan Weaver was in to, and who he knew in high places. She absorbed every piece of information from the deceased man's files, along with the 'real' Catherine Weaver.
It would appear that everybody she spoke to assumed she had suffered some kind of trauma and had changed personality from cheerful and friendly to recessive and reclusive. She never left the Zeira building.
They would sometimes ask about Savannah but all they got back was "she is fine" and "what else do you want me to say" when they questioned her more.
When they visited the building, Savannah certainly did appear to be fine. She was courteous and friendly when she spoke to people.
Unbeknown to them, she had a new friend in Jennifer and of course the motherly wisdom of Jenny to call upon.
Then of course there was John Henry, he could always find time to engage in whatever she asked of him.
He did many things with her that helped to improve his motor functions and understanding of young humans.
He now knew that young humans do not paint as well as automated machines, which is what he was when it came to this kind of thing. He drew the image of a figure in his processor and then got down to painting it, being careful to inspect the brush for excessive liquid. It was a doddle for which he did not have to spend much time over, as he concentrated on the ideal software replacement for the 2 TR-cyborgs, once a reducer small enough was constructed.
Derek's injuries are quite bad but he has not lost the use of his eyes. Whilst he is getting the lowdown, which occasionally makes Victoria gasp, he agrees with Derek that 2 cyborgs are out there.
They consider whether an army is being built somewhere and whether this could lead up to the new judgment day – a semi-indigenous species being replaced by another. (In exactly the same way of the European settlers – or perhaps Spanish Latin America or Portuguese Brazil
The only difference being, this was not interbreeding – mind you, perhaps that statement is wrong. Eh, Cameron?)
Perhaps this Skynet won't nuke the earth at the expense of their own endos.
Just then, a lorry approaches. It turns left and stops. A man gets out and walks towards the double gate. People in the ranch are starting to notice.
"Is anybody expecting a delivery?" asks Tarissa. Danny is close by and goes for a look.
"It's OK" says John, rushing in the room, "it should be my weights. We must go through the usual procedure though".
He looks over to Dean and Marta, knowing that they are a very good example to everybody, even himself. He is impressed how fast they move up the stairs and is pretty sure they will be revealing a heavy duty weapon. They have got Martin & Maria under their wings and sure enough those 2 'brats' fly up the stairs behind them.
"Back me up and be ready to take my gun if I'm killed' yells Marta to Maria as she disappears from sight.
The van arrives and the driver steps out. If he knew his life lingered in the balance by one false move, he would probably die on the spot.
John rushed in to the kitchen and grabbed some squeezy cream out of the fridge. Coming back with a towel, he sees Lionel and says "quick, squirt some of this on your face". (He does). "OK, take this towel and tell the guy to unload it all and leave it outside".
As Lionel heads for the door, John adds "Oh, and tell him your name is Matt Murch. Don't stand close to him".
It occurred to John that if the driver was a terminator, Lionel could die but the odds were that his resistance would open fire at the sight of a weapon, giving Lionel the chance to run like hell.
Despite his injury, tough ol' Derek was still on his knees behind a pillar with a Browning M20. Victoria Is behind him on her knees, looking rather un-ladylike in her short skirt.
She had never seen 'action stations' before and was shocked to see her injured man jump up the way he did. She appreciated being told to get behind him, as she liked her man to take control.
Meanwhile, not expecting anything to happen, but being cautious, Allison picks up 1-ally and says to 3-Ally, "quickly, we've got to go outside, follow me", expecting the Youngs to follow her.
Passing through the kitchen, she urges Leila and her Aunt Sunny to follow her to the area behind the store room which houses fence post erecting equipment etc.
Everything is fine, the man does as he is asked and uses his trolley to unload the van. Lionel might appear strange to the man, as he has still got cream on his face but he signs for the equipment, then the delivery man drives off.
Most people know the delivery man could have been killed and replaced by a Kaliba or Skynet foe.
When the kids and Conny come back downstairs, John shows his appreciation of their quick action, trying not to sound condescending. "Great stuff kids, the future is in good hands", then nods at them and turns to find Allison.
The M's look at each other, then to Dean & Marta, smiling.
Vicki stays with Derek whilst John soon goes back upstairs to change clothes and shower. He is grateful that he always has clean clothes to wear and thinks that he must find out from Allison who does all this.
Sonia comes to mind but she is not his cyborg. He feels that Allison might not be fully domesticated, why should she be? When she arrived on the scene, she was almost as ripe as the kids. He remembered being told by Ricky that they stunk when they arrived in Jenny's bunker.
'Perhaps one of the women does them, I must find out'.
1962, the next day – 15th Thursday.
Cameron has not left Kylon's side. Tilley went to school and came home at end of day with Oleg. Sylvia had to go back to her old routine and make her own sandwiches before work.
At least Oleg cooked a meal the evening before but it wasn't much, as it all came in tins and packets. Even though Tilley was with him at the grocery story, they decided an easy meal was preferable to spending ages in the kitchen like Cameron.
The newspaper reporter did in fact return to the hospital at 8:37am and was in time to see Kylon open his eyes.
Cameron still can't go anywhere, having tubes in her arms, so all she can do is sit there and wait for the moment to arise when she will be out looking for Kylon's attackers.
"Can you hear me?"
"Yes, my leg hurts. Why am I tied up?"
"You are in traction. You need to stay there for 2 days and then you will be OK. I promise to stay here by your side darling. I love you just as much".
This particular reporter for the Brandon Star is quite civil. He hands over a copy of his newspaper that was printed a week ago.
It is a report by Melina about Tilley's bravery refusing to divulge who shopped the Ricci's – actually she never knew anyway.
Cameron says "thank you, I will take it home".
He asks if he can speak to Kylon and ask a question.
She says "yes".
He asks Cameron if it is OK to ask her son a question.
"I know what you are going to say. You want to know if Anthony kidnapped him".
"Did Tony take you away with those men and then hurt you?"
(Suddenly recalling events), oh. No, he held me tightly, ooh, with his arms around me so tight that, gasp for air. I couldn't breathe. 2 men pulled him in to a car and drove, gasp, it to a big house. Cough cough."
(Kylon's ribs back and front hurt like hell but Cameron's DNA modification has helped a little).
"How did you get away?"
"I, cough cough, mommee".
Cameron interjects, "that is enough. You need to go" as she looks to Kylon and asks "can I help you?"
Kylon points to the water glass.
The reporter leaves the room, feeling that he has enough for a story which can now reveal the truth.
Just for a change, Tilley's principal Mrs Matthews, phoned her and said she could be late for school after she takes her to the hospital to visit her poor mom.
They arrive at 9am and peep in to the room. It can be seen that Tilley's arm is now moving OK without her plaster
Rather excitedly Tilley rushes up to Kylon and starts talking. Kylon just lies there listening.
Cameron explains that his chest hurts and it is best that he breathes slowly. He can't move left and right or roll over until his leg bone knits.
Tilley starts again, quietly, "oh poor Kylon, I was very worried about you. Ms Matthews said you can come to school one day. That would be great. You can sit next to me".
Kylon's eyes look from Tilley to Melina, then up to his mom.
Cam says "I would have to be with you all the time. I will never leave you alone. When we get out of here, I have to find the men that took you".
"What will you do when you find them?" asks Tilley with a rather worried look on her face.
"I will hunt them down and when I find them I will kill them and remove their heads. I will bring them home and place them on spikes outside our apartment for all to see. It will be a warning for all that dare cross me. They will know that their lives will be terminated!"
The look on Cameron's face was far more extreme than those in the room knew possible. Even Kylon was alarmed but he felt safe.
Melina is still unaware that it is Cameron that enabled Oleg & Tilley to end the lives of the Ricci family, and that she is capable of carrying out her thread.
She says "I'll stay in touch. We'll be off now that we have seen that your boy is OK. Oleg is quite useful at our school and seems to be quite popular. He is not whiling away the hours. We ought to go now. Bye Kylon", (little wave to him).
Tilley waves as Kylon moves his hands slowly waving back.
"How could anybody be so horrible? Why did they do it Miss?"
"I don't know dear. Perhaps we will find out".
"I am sure we will, I do not doubt that", adds Oleg.
Back at Mrs Pillow senior's house, it has been over 24 hours since she found her house ransacked. She naturally assumed it was the work of Kylon's angry spirit. After all, who else might be the most likely suspect? Cameron was just an ordinary woman who did not appear to have an angry bone in her body. Mind you, why would a spirit bust a door open?
Her husband (as she thought), might have done it.
Whatever the case, she is quite fearful, as this was not supposed to happen.
She has been on the phone to her Nephew and the 2 young Ricci boys, who are now out of prison.
They were released on their word that they received information about Ethel Priestly having a fortune in her shop, when in fact she had nothing. Therefore they have been released on bail pending their hearing and any information that can be wheedled out of Tony.
She has found out over the phone, after hearing them arguing in the background, that her Nephew threw the vase at Kylon, saying "he's only a sprog, so what the hell does it matter?"
"WELL NOW YOU KNOW THAT IT DOES".
"Did you see his frog-like legs and funny eyes? He looked like something I was scared of hiding under my bed when I was little. Gee Aunty, things like that need exterminating".
"HE'LL COME BACK TO GET YOU, TAKE MY WORD FOR IT BOY. I FEAR THE WORST AND I'M SCARED. YOU OUGHT TO BE TOO".
For those of you who are wondering, John has had weights etc. delivered, so that he can do some body building and keep fit. He also ordered some baseball equipment and basketball for the girls. He also ordered some pom poms and a megaphone, just in case.
Note: Now days, traction performed on femurs, is performed by drilling a small hole in the lower part of the femur, inserting a stainless steel rod through the bone so that it sticks out either side. Then two cords are attached to either end of the rod and trailed to the end of the bed, over wheels and small weights are tied to the ends, which dangle. This slowly pulls the bone back in to place because the muscles would pull the bone in the opposite direction and the broken bone would never heal. How do I know? Don't ask but it was me.
In the next chapter, Cameron causes quite a rumpus and upset, as well you can imagine but it is not quite what you would expect. Tell a lie, some of it is. Well….. She is a Skynet child, what do we expect?