Helen's unborn child kicked harder as the contractions occurred more frequently. The last bit of sand in the hourglass was almost through. "Hurry Fabocusa," she screamed in her head as she grasped clumps of her raven black hair to try to distract herself from the ongoing pain. She rubbed her pale bulged belly, hoping that her love would come. A tear ran down her cheek as her amber eyes bore into the door willing it to open. Another contraction began and she gripped her belly. "Fabocusa, please," she whispered. Seventeen was too early for a girl such as her to give birth, especially alone.
Med 25 examined a holographic image of the child while checking its vital signs. The image changes to show the layers of the anatomy. As she listened to the heart beating on the monitor, she thought of the times she'd spent with Fabocusa. It gave her confidence that he would arrive very soon.
When Med 25 finished the examination, it extended a couple of its limbs out and transformed them into delivery hands to use them for the delivery. Suddenly an alarm blared violently in the hospital and across the city. Everyone screamed and ran in every direction. Helen got scared, not knowing what was happening. She saw a built-in emergency page speaker on a wall to call her rescuer, but couldn't reach it.
An angry, distorted demonic voice came from all over the city, even in the hospital's voice announcement. The deity himself manifested above the city and gave his speech. All Helen heard were loud explosions coming from everywhere. The child was an inch away from being born and all she could do was cry for Fabocusa's help.
Then Seiton appeared while his energy and computer codes swirled around him as he pointed his finger towards her.
"Helen, you human whore!" Seiton snarled. Helen crouched down in fear of his menacing glare-- his knowledge of herself frightened her.
"Get away from me!" Helen cried back pathetically as she wrapped her arms around her belly trying to hide it.
"NO!" Seiton roared and another contraction struck the young girl.
He continued, "A year ago on your planet, you served as a slave being tortured, beaten, and forced to work under the command of your masters. This damn Spacer, Fabocusa saved and impregnated you. You, the Humans, Mowls, Hyger, all of the primitives were mistakes that the Mechaniods made. You, the Spacers, and the primitives just live, die, feed, starve, rot, and burn into ashes. That is what this galaxy is filled with. Nothing, but useless infested critters!"
Seiton's words overpowered her as her eyes were forced to lock into his. Helen thought she couldn't cry any more tears, her face hot and heavy, unable to see anything as fire burned through the deity's eyes.
He continued, "And you have seen my vision of a perfect universe where all of the Spacers' Children gathered around and waited until my army slaughtered them letting everyone know that I am the true god of the universe!"
"Stop it! Just stop! Don't do this to us!" Helen cried.
"You will die before that foolish husband of yours reaches you!" he snarled looking down at her bulged belly, knowing that she was pregnant with a hybrid. "As for your child, it shall be ripped out of your womb!"
As the demon towered over the cowering Helen, he snapped his fingers and disappeared. Before he disappeared, he gained control over Med 25, directing the robot to cut open and wrench her child from the young girl’s body.
Following Seiton’s orders, Med 25 approached the crouching Helen, and took out its laser saw and scalpels. The robot clutched her arms by force, dragging her to the operating table. She clawed desperately at its metal grip, screaming, and begging it to stop. Her scratches became fists as she was dragged like a wild animal. When it finally gotten her inside the operating room, it lifted her up and threw her on the table as if it were a professional wrestler. As she recovered from its brutality, she was then strapped to the table unable to escape and Med 25 hovered over her as a horrifying doctor.
"No! No! No! Not my baby! No!" she kept screaming as it targeted her belly for the butchering.
Just when its laser saw met the skin of her belly, Fabocusa grabbed Med 25 and threw it across the room. He shot it down with his weapon, ripped the metal straps off of Helen, and held her as tightly as he could.
"Helen, we must leave now!" Fabocusa shouted as he lifted her into his arms as a firefighter carrying a child out of a burning house.
"What are we going to do?!" Helen cried.
"We've got to get to the throne room," Fabocusa said as he put a gas mask on her. "At the back of the room, there is a portal I created which will take you to Chartorla. We need to go there now!"
When they got out of the hospital, the scenery changed dramatically. Power plants blowing up, Spacer ships crashing down from the sky, every building collapsed, and vehicles crashing at random places. The roads opened up with erupting flames, which spread like wild fires and people getting burned alive. Missiles and bombs went off; few people torn apart by the medical probes and/or gassed to death. Their world was falling apart.
Two more shuttles charged at them from opposite directions, but he made a shield that shattered those shuttles. As they made it through the gate, another wave of probes came up behind them. He touched a button on his rifle and threw it at the swarm. The rifle sets off a powerful static discharge, which wiped the wave out.
As they got inside the palace, the heat and gas had eaten the dye off of Helen. Her vision was so blurry that she had to remove her lenses. This revealed her human form. Inside throne room, a ring-shaped portal was right behind their throne. Fabocusa had her lean against a wall as he activated it. He typed the codes and a vortex appeared for them. The palace began to crumble giving them little time to keep the portal open.
"My love, you have to go through the portal without me," Fabocusa said as he got his human wife back on her feet. She felt her heart crack when he said those words.
"I want you to be with our baby!" she cried. Then another contraction began, this time the pain felt worse causing her to scream and lose her balance. He grabbed her just before she fell to the floor.
He warned her, "If I go with you, Seiton will gain control over the portal and we'll end up either in empty space, a black hole, or worse. I have to stay and keep that portal under my control until you reach Chartorla."
"You will die!" she warned him.
"Then I shall die!" he stated.
"If you are going to die, I will die with you!" she shouted denying him to end his life for her.
"No Helen, your life is more important than mine! I have to sacrifice myself to save you and our child!" he shouted. "You must hold on! Can you do that for me?"
Helen looked down into the floor as she cried. He lifted her face up, wiped off her tears, placed his hand on her bulged belly, and begged, "Please, live for our child."
Tears ran down both of their cheeks. She nodded and he gave her a quick passionate kiss goodbye. After they kissed, Fabocusa said, "I love you."
"I love you too," Helen cried as she kissed him goodbye. As soon as she went through the portal, Fabocusa kept holding onto the controls.
"Come on! You can get there!" Fabocusa kept shouting out loud. Then the control system of the portal made beeping noises telling him that she made it. He smiled and Spacer ship crashed through the roof of the palace.