Entangled

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“Shut up.” Abel muttered, almost silently.  The smoke was just clearing form the last plasma blast. “I don’t need you right now.” He whispered.
“”OMG look at that cloud! It’s like an airship, like a sky-dog, like a big ‘ol piece of pie!” Baker spun around in the meadow, delighted by the fine autumn day.
“Shut up!” Abel muttered and pounded his armored fist against the side of his helmet.  “I need to think now.”
“Oh, why think?  It’s a beautiful day!”
“The dammed killer robots are about to kill me.  Do you understand?”
“Kill?  On a nice day like this?  Look! A yellow flower beetle!”
“Get out of my head!” “I need to concentrate!”
“Let me sit down. OK Abel. Where are you?”
“Gliese 581c.  Take a look.”
Baker  watched the bright yellow beetle fly away from her outstretched hand.  She closed her eyes and was suddenly 20 light years away.
A column of metal 30 meters high and brisling with force-light appendages appeared through the settling dust.
“See what I mean?” Abel muttered.  “Yes.” Baker thought.
“It doesn’t’ look good” Baker thought.
“Any ideas?”
“There are other minds.”
“Yes, I know.  Is there one available?”
“Corot 7b”
“Right next door.”
“Yes.”
A blast from one of the black columns turned the nearby smoke into daylight, and then into midnight.  Abel spoke aloud.  “It’s over.  This battle is lost.”
“We can continue from Carot 7b.”
“Agreed.”
Abel clutched a talisman to his chest, closed his eyes, and exhaled.  The world collapsed around him and he raised his head in a cold river.
“Whoa! “
“It’s OK Abel, the shore is just at couple of meters to your right” Baker’s voice echoed across a non-existent hill.
“Got it.”  Abel spread his arms, now two meters long and a bright shade of magenta, into the cool water. His minds spun and he said aloud “how many are left?”
“We were twelve, entangled at the beginning. Abel is lost, you are Carter”
“Carter?  Where is Carter?”
“Carter died, her body is yours now.  Search your thoughts, you know this.”
“Yes.  There are now eight from the original entanglement. Four are gone.  Able is gone.”
“And yet…”
“I feel it too.  The four are sometime else.”
“We may need to meet them.”
“Yes.”
“But we have still work to do here, in this Universe”
“Yes.”

“Agreed.” Eight consciousnesses spoke from everywhere, and were heard.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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