1.3.1 Catherine Had a Vision
The official mother of the JQuintuplets, unofficial mother of the younger SQuadruplets and maker of the 3Elementals or ETriplets, Catherine was surprisingly health, fit and strong. Yet she had paid a price for keeping a pledge that had seen the saving of a secret vault and multiple lives. A gift in return was her enhanced mindeye visioning capacity, a gift that she did not always find comforting.
Catherine, a mature but beautiful sameness to her redhead daughters, sat up in her semicomfortable standard vault bed. She spoke to Jasmine, who sat next to her bed while holding her hand in the dimly lit bedroom. "Some very old scientific madness exists in this vault but also a far more ancient, more dangerous, secret. The five men are not the real men and what they have is not real; all must be totally destroyed."
Jasmine nodded. "The real security officer, and guards, were busily harassing innocent citizens at the time the fake ones appeared to attempt to kill the PestRegulator team. The Science Department took the bodies, their gear, and had them disintegrated at once though officially the things dissed never existed, the incident never took place."
Amata, who sat next to Jasmine, spoke. "Father (PrimeOverseer Alphonse Almodovar) is all agitated and told me to tell you the following in strict confidence. He admitted to me that the reason that the PestExterminators have not been assisting the PestRegulators is that they have been having troubles in the Red Zone dealing with exotic threats there. The old petty corrupt, inept, PestExterminators have been replaced by VaultGuard trained professionals led by former VaultGuardia officers. Apart from the VaultGuard Centre, the VaultGuards work in three squad13s with back up specialists and the outside auxiliaries when needed. They have been losing the fight and they need special assistance from the PestRegulators."
Catherine sighed. "Not just unnatural, as in synthetic leather or machines, but antinatural as antagonistic to nature. That is why animals, babies and the psychically gifted are so troubled by them, along with a few others. Back in the ASMM (Age of Scientific Miracles and Madness) there was created a large scale, ultrasecret, research-development program of projects. It was known as the ZeroPower Program though it also had many cover names. It promised endless power for nothing, a lie in itself, but later also endless goods for almost nothing. There were also other foolish promises. James, and I, only know the basics but enough to know it was an incredibly stupid, evil and short sighted set of acts and it was also caused by one powerful exotic, outdimensional, entity and its followers-minions."
Catherine: "At least a large minority of those followers were the 'Greys'. That is the Greyyari, though not their enslaved minions such as the greyvari." (See Note-2)
She frowned softly. "One factor that we do know is that the Greyyari were heavily linked with what are known as Zerotech (Zero Technologies) that the foolish Zero Power Program-Projects was also linked to."
Suzanne entered the chamber with a flicker of speed, ending up sitting on the other side of the bed from Jasmine and Amata, her sister and honorary sister. Soon she was holding Catherine's other hand. She looked oddly youthful, almost petitely muscular, and was hairless. She wore a black, not highly modest, skinsuit that could change in various ways.
Catherine said. "Hello, sweetie! You have been very busy today. You, and your sisters, need to be very careful. Where are the other secret sweeties?"
Suzanne smiled. "They are with dad #2! They are sneakily trying to find out what he is getting for our birthdays."
She meant Shadowdad (MrShadow) and not James who to them was dad #1 though they called him 'dad' when they were with him as they did with their first and third dads.
Jasmine sighed dramatically. "Poor old dad #2!"
Suzanne smiled cheekily at Jasmine but then she frowned as she turned back to look at Catherine. "We went looking again into the Red Zone. We don't think the PestExterminators should go there any more. No, the Red Zone must be sealed up totally, that is the sealing up operation must be hastened. We saw something very terrible there that one of us will speak of in a meeting of a select few individuals."
The Red Zone officially did not exist for it had never been on the official 3Dmaps or in the official databanks, not even the restricted ones. Instead it was a ghostvault that was fixed to the outer hull, of the vault proper, like a metallic parasitic entity of a bloated semivault.
Catherine sighed. "At the same meeting I will fully explain my vision."
Amata spoke gravely. "I suspect that there will be much useful information to be exchanged and hopefully at least some of it will be of a positive nature."
Edited by Maharg67, 24 March 2018 - 07:10 AM.