|2: The Secret Life of the Super Clones
Author: Forest of Grass-type PM
Amber was killed in a plot to create the best Pokemon. Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, Squirtletwo and Amber survived the cloning experiment but were freed from being Team Rocket slaves by brothers Shane and Charlie. Now the six friends must rescue Mewtwo from the same fate they escaped from by collecting seven Gym badges and entering the Viridian Gym and fight to save the world.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Amber/Shizuku & Bulbasaur/Fushigidane - Chapters: 54 - Words: 128,980 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 01-22-13 - Published: 06-19-12 - id: 8233992
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Chapter 4: Fuji's Deal
"By George I think I've got it!" John Fuji said.
Fuji was at his computer at his desk, looking at the DNA formula of a computerized simulation of a clone. He was surrounded by six foot tall stacks of papers around his desk in the lowest floor of his mansion. It had gone on like this for two months, sitting at his computer, spending up to eight hours at his computer and usually two to three hours looking at the notes that had accumulated. It had gone on until this precise point where Fuji had all the information he needed to cloning his daughter Amber. With all the knowledge he had and all the successful simulations on the computer of effectively cloning bits and fragments of DNA to where he had perfected the art of cloning.
Dr. Fuji ran upstairs to greet his wife, who was laying on the couch with a blank stare.
"Mildred I finally did it!" he said. "I've found a way to bring back Amber!"
Ms. Fuji didn't respond.
Dr. Fuji ran to the phone they had and called every scientific institution who's number he had. He called them, telling them he was able to use the cloning process effectively and needed lab equipment, expensive technology, and a team of scientists to aid him. He had the same reply: We will get to you on that later and you will need money to pay for it.
Dr. Fuji spent the next week trying to find people who would sponsor his project. However, every meeting, every phone call, every institution would not invest maybe as much as five billion dollars in such a project. It was too risky for the companies.
Fuji was home one day, sitting on the couch by Mildred, looking at a picture of Amber. Their daughter was in a white sundress with a matching broad rimmed hat, her parents right beside her. When Fuji thought he was about to cry the doorbell rang.
"I'll get it," Fuji said.
The doctor ran to the front door downstairs and swung it ajar to see three men on his doormat. Two were in black suits with silver briefcases but the man in front of them wore a brown suit with slick, black hair and an authoritative appearance. He had a smirk on his face.
"Hello Doctor," he said shaking Fuji's hand and one of the other men closed the door. "My name is Giovanni."
Dr. Fuji nearly shuddered.
"The leader of Team Rocket?" Fuji asked.
"In the flesh," Giovanni said.
"What do you want?" Fuji asked.
Giovanni flicked his finger.
The other two men set his briefcase on a coffee table and opened the briefcase. They were both full of 1000 dollar bills stacked to as much as the suitcase could hold! Fuji stumbled back a step at seeing so much money!
"There is about two billion dollars in each suitcase," Giovanni said. "If you don't want the money we'll burn it."
The point was made clear: Two billion dollars was nothing to this man! If he was that wealthy…
"What do you want with my cloning project?!" Fuji demanded.
"Simple," Giovanni said. "There is no one on earth who knows the cloning process better than you. No one on earth Fuji. Now, knowing from all the corporate deals you were willing to make for your Amber…"
Giovanni let that message sink into Dr. Fuji. That he knew why he was doing this. All to bring his daughter back to life.
"We would be happy to give you all the materials you need for your cloning experiment," Giovanni said. "All the money, scientists and technology you need in exchange for something you do for us."
"And what would that be?" Fuji asked.
Giovanni's smirk widened into a broad smile.
"For you to genetically engineer us the four strongest Pokemon the world has ever known," Giovanni replied. "I'm sure you're aware of the procedure of gene splicing and cloning? We stumbled upon you and thought with all your expertise and knowledge you could do it. So why not?"
Fuji took that in. He didn't like the thought of helping Team Rocket but what other choice did he have?
"I will do it," Fuji said. "But only if you give me any and all materials to genetically engineer Amber."
"That is absolutely no problem to us," Giovanni said.
They shook their hands.
Late that night, with orders given to them directly from Giovanni, Team Rocket agents Butch and Cassidy snuck into the laboratory of Professor Oak. They opened the window, climbed down via rope, and stepped into the lab. They checked to make sure the needles at their belts were okay.
Butch and Cassidy sneaked through the lab to find the three Pokeballs they had been sent to find. Butch and Cassidy pressed down on the white button in the middle of each Pokeball. The Pokeballs opened to unleash a cute orange lizard, between one and two feet tall, with bright, blue eyes, and a red and yellow flame at the end of it's tale. Another one was a turtle about the same height with a thick brown shell and small blue limbs with a very round head. The last was a reptilian quadruped, it's body teal, an ovular head with red eyes and a large green flower bulb on it's back with a very small opening at the very top.
Butch and Cassidy took the needles and, being as the Pokemon were little more than babies so their skin was not very tough, drove the sharp needles into their bodies. They had Charmander and Squirtle's red blood with Bulbasaur's yellow-green blood in the vial-like needles.
Then they put the Pokemon back in their Pokeballs and snuck out of the lab without being noticed.
The blood of the Pokemon was carefully labeled, shipped discretely to the Fuji residence on Cinnabar Island, and taken to the laboratory downstairs. The bottom floor now had monitors with life support systems, bio-sign reading computers, and much more. Fuji was now accompanied by thirty or so Rocket Scientists who were eager to start the experiment. One of the scientists was the Cinnabar Gym leader, Blaine, who was interested in the science of Pokemon genetics.
Dr. Fuji had been working on Amber's DNA already. (The scientists kept calling her "Ambertwo" but Fuji hardly ever called her that.) The blood sample Fuji had obtained from Amber's funeral was now growing into an Amber that was almost five years old already. Fuji had been informed that after she reached the age she died her growth rate would be normal and Amber would have to reach and age in her teens for her to survive the outside world. Fuji was fine with that.
However, Fuji was unaware that the other scientists had slightly tampered with Amber's DNA and given her psychic powers with what information they could gather from Fuji's research. At Fuji's request there was another chamber, right below the underground room the lab was in. In the cylinder vat of orange liquid, filled with nutrients and oxygen, floated five year old Amber. Her body was connected to the dome of red energy that housed Amber conscious, before she was killed, so that when her body was taken out of the vat her mind be drained of the glass dome and would automatically rush into the brain of Ambertwo's body.
The blood samples of the Pokemon were placed in three separate glass chambers. When the were placed their the entire DNA sequences of Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur were displayed on the monitors. Using what was displayed on the screens as a map the scientists used to tamper with the DNA.
With what genes controlled the thickness of the cell walls of Bulbasaur's flower, through Dr. Fuji's precise guidance and commands, the scientists added onto that part of the DNA more genes that allowed the cell walls to grow much thicker. The muscle fibers in Bulbasaur's body were made stronger. The scientists looked to what genes controlled the Grass-type move arsenal stored in Bulbasaur's flower and Fuji instructed them to grow them into stronger and more developed plants. Bulbasaur's vine whip was altered to be more lithe and strong and the vines were made able to gather more sunlight to Bulbasaur's body. The leaves inside Bulbasaur's bulb were altered to be sharper, more rigid, and energy to flow through them easier. Bulbasaur's petals were altered to have a specialized type of chlorophyll to absorb sunlight differently than the original. The DNA that controlled his brain functions and nervous system were altered to have psychic powers, but not in such a way as to make it a Psychic-type, in a way similar to that of Amber.
The fuel in Charmander's body which kept it's tail going had been tampered with to produce a more intense, hotter burning flame. Charmander's DNA was altered to make the super clone sturdier built and faster. The fire he produced Charmandertwo would able to control able to control and manipulate. Charmander's flow of heat cycling in his body was made to be hotter and faster flowing. The skin of Charmander's body were made thicker but porous to Charmander's inner heat so extreme heat would rise to anywhere on the surface of it's body. Charmander's teeth and claws were made sharper. Charmander's brain was altered so it was given psychic powers by altering it's brain and nervous system.
The genes that controlled the thickness of Squirtle's shell was added onto to be made much stronger. The water that was carried inside Squirtle's shell was no longer made stagnant but constantly flowing not only within the confines of the shell but inside the shell itself. With this they altered Squirtle's shell, back, and throat to allow water to be blasted with more extreme force from her mouth. Squirtle was given the ability to manipulate the water produced from her body. This ability made it so that if any piece of the shell broke off Squirtle could still manipulate the flowing water in it. Squirtle's body structure was made more agile. Squirtle was given psychic powers.
When these DNA samples of each cloned Pokemon were finished being altered they were put into a bowl of highly specialized growth liquid that allowed the DNA sequences to start growing cells. When the three clumps of cells had grown enough until the were embryos they were taken with gloved hands to the vats. At the bottom of the glass cylinders was a base of gray material that was solid enough to hold water but when pushed it was permeable to solid objects. The scientists pushed the embryos through the permeable base of the cylinder vat until they were inside. The embryos were inside they flowed upward until they were stopped by wires with suction cups on them.
These wires, when connected to the Pokemon embryos, gave bio-readings displayed on the monitor.
The scientists cheered and howled for their grand accomplishment. They had genetically engineered Bulbasaurtwo, Charmandertwo, and Squirtletwo. Great success!
Now the real trouble began. They had to maintain the laboratory and keep up the right nutrients for every clone, depending upon their constantly shifting bio-signs. That included Amber.
There was already made a small building, separate of the Fuji mansion, with four cylinder vats just like the ones the clones were in already. But instead of orange, nutrient filled liquid there was blue liquid very similar to that of an Awakening. Like that of an awakening the clones when they were developed enough(there was a pump in the building the sucked Amber straight out of her vat right into the other connected via underground tube line) that would awaken the clones.
Giovanni and Fuji were discussing business one late night in the living room of the Fuji mansion.
"Another super clone?" Fuji asked. "Really?"
"Yes," Giovanni replied leaned back in his chair with his feet on the coffee table. "And this time I want the clone of a legendary Pokemon. I want a team of the four best Pokemon to be engineered."
"And which legendary did you have in mind sir?" Fuji asked.
"That's what I came to you for," Giovanni asked. "Which legendary would be best? Which one of the three birds of Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno should we use? They are the easiest to get to."
Fuji looked down at the floor. His favorite Pokemon's name was screaming in all corners of his mind until he said it.
"Mew," Fuji said. "The legendary bird Pokemon near Shamouti Island are known to be violent when provoked as Mew is believed to be playful, usually."
"Mew?" Giovanni said. "I thought Mew was supposed to be a sort of myth."
"Before Amber died I did research on the Pokemon Mew," Fuji said. "After enough evidence, and the fact my little daughter saw one, I have reason to believe otherwise."
"Really now?" Giovanni said seeming quite interested. "Amber saw one?"
"Yes," Fuji replied. "On Kin Island in the Berry Forest. The reason I and my colleagues believe Mew is so rarely seen is because it's believed psychic abilities of invisibilities, teleportation, and levitation allow them to go virtually unseen."
Giovanni took extreme interest in that. He couldn't help but feel extreme pleasure that such a strong Pokemon could be found and cloned.
"Kin Island is actually where ruins of an ancient civilization exist," Giovanni said. "There many of these ruins that contain pictures of a feline type Pokemon. Most believe it is to be that of Mew. I'll send you with a search party of scientists to Kin Island to make a super clone of it's DNA."
"But sir," Fuji said. "It's next to impossible to just see a Mew! How do you expect to find one and catch it!"
"You don't need to catch a Mew, Dr.," Giovanni said. "All you need to do is find the DNA sample of one. If one Mew lives there don't you think there are others that live there or once did? All you need is a DNA sample, whether it be bone, blood, or skin! It would be easier to get something like that lying around then walking up to a vicious legendary and plucking one of it's feathers now wouldn't it!"
Fuji took this into consideration.
"You know my colleges and I have found what we thought might be the hair of a Mew," Fuji said. "The hair we have no longer but we did save the computer graphic of DNA we found from it. It's on the computer at the lab I used to work at. I'll go, see if I can get a hair similar to that we found and see if it's DNA matches up to that of the DNA from that hair we used to have!"
"Splendid!" Giovanni said. "Then we'll do it tomorrow!"
The next day Dr. Fuji was with a team of explorers, deep in the murky jungles of Kin Island. They were surrounded by trees so thick that knives couldn't cut through them. Vines had overgrown the once cleared trail that lead to the ruins Fuji and his team were walking to. Mankey glided through the canopy above as they trekked through the jungle.
The team stopped by to examine the ruins that depicted what Dr. Fuji was sure of was Mew. As he talked to his team about the Pokemon depicted Dr. Fuji was astonished to see the shadow of a Pokemon shaped just like it cast across the wall.
They all turned their heads to see that nothing was there.
This only confirmed Mew's existence. Dr. Fuji had known that Mew was a playful Pokemon that loved sneaking up on others and then vanishing from sight, according to the accounts of witnesses. It meant no harm but to take humor out of astonishing others without hurting them in anyway.
The team started excavating near a mountain slope which was their best hope for finding any fossil. The team dug up Leaf Stones and fossils of different body parts of Pokemon. They took all the fossils they found and put it in their backpacks.
They took a boat back to Cinnabar Island and went to the lab where Dr. Fuji used to work. They examined the DNA of all the fossils with that of the hair Fuji believed was of Mew. The ninth fossil matched up almost perfectly with the one his computer. It was apparently the eyelash of a Pokemon which was fossilized to a black rock they dug it up from.
They took the fossil back to the Fuji residence lab and confirmed with the others it was most likely the fossilized eyelash of a Mew. They put the DNA in a glass case like they had with that of the other super clones for storage.
The next day the skin samples of an Abra, Kadabra, and Alakazam were sent to the lab. The scientists took the blood of the island Gym leader, Blaine, who kindly volunteered, as well. Under Fuji's instructions the scientists combined the DNA of Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, and Blaine with the DNA sample of the fossilized eyelash in the glass tube. The three Psychic-type Pokemon and human DNA added to the Mew's already powerful psychic powers. They put the tampered DNA of Mew's in the growth liquid, until it had become an embryo. They shoved the embryo of the super clone through the permeable base and it flowed upward until it was caught by the suction cups at the end of the wires.
The scientists cheered and howled as they had done before in joy at their accomplishment. They had finally created the last clone: Mewtwo.
As Dr. Fuji cheered and chatted jovially with the other scientists he was pulled away privately by Blaine, a college and close friend of his.
"John, I got something to tell you thank you ain't gonna like to hear," Blaine said.
Fuji listened intently.
"What Team Rocket plans to do with Amber once she's awake is to take her and make a slave out of her," Blaine said. "They purposely withheld this from you but Ambertwo has psychic power, just like Squirtletwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Charmandertwo. They plan to use her as a tool as they do the other super clones. You should make a plan to save Amber before they get her."
"I'm sorry Blaine," Dr. Fuji said. "But you must be mistaken. I've aided Giovanni in helping him create the four strongest Pokemon the world has ever known. He wouldn't do that and has no need to."
"He's the leader of Team Rocket, John," Blaine said. "Of course he would and I know he will."
"You are mistaken," Fuji replied. "I don't want to hear anymore of this nonsense."
Fuji sighed and walked away.
Giovanni whispered to himself as soon as he heard Mewtwo was in the vat.
"Phase three is underway," Giovanni said.