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Chapter one

"…And that's all I know," Erek finished.

"Wait, wait, wait, you're trying to tell me that the Yeerks are attempting to take over the Internet?" Marco asked in one breath.

"Yeah, that's basically it," Erek said. "Visser Four, a Human-Controller, has been trying to break into personal web pages, flash movies, and games. Rewrite the html and make it all censored and advertising the Sharing. So far, the movies and games are safe, but the personal web pages are being cracked."

(I have never understood the human concept of the 'Internet.' E-mail is backwards technology. Why not merely talk on the telephone or in person?) Ax asked.

(Hey, it's about fifty thousand times faster than regular mail,) Tobias said during a pause between preening wings.

"Don't diss the Internet," Marco and I said in unison. Marco turned and laughed.

"We share the same mind, don't we, honey?" He smirked. I pushed him to the ground.

"The only thing we share is that we're both humans, and even that's questionable," I said.

"Ow… sting…"

Cassie and Jake were struggling to hold in laughter.

(Rachel, if you are referring to the animal DNA in your bloodstream—)

"Ax, you don't get it, do you?"

(Get what?)

"Never mind…"

"Okay, now's not the time for pointless banter," Jake said, biting his lip to keep himself from laughing. "We have to figure this out."

"Cassie? May I use your computer?" Erek said.


After Erek worked for a moment, a web page popped up.

Marco was the first to look. "Jake, I don't think you're going to like this…"

"What?" Jake asked, coming closer to the screen. "Holy…"

The title of the web page was 'Tom's Sharing Homebase.'

"Is that the Tom we're thinking about?" Cassie asked to Erek.

"I don't know. I just searched for 'The Sharing,' and about 60,000 hits popped up. They've been moving faster than I thought. They might even be moving into phase two."

"Phase Two?" I asked.

"They're trying to see if they could actually send Yeerks through the internet to whomever visits their websites."

("Send?") Six voices asked at the same time.

"They want to have them inside the internet. Ready to leap out and infest anyone at the computer."

"Which means…" Jake asked.

"Jake, it means that they're going global."