-- Chapter 20
"Wie Gehtz! Herr Heidelberg, Sie sind aus den österreichischen
2. Although Heinrich Himmler was responsible for
selecting the Fuhrer's
personal guard, there was one in particular who Hitler had known
during his political columnist days in Vienna. Hitler had
requested him by name.
3. "Ja, ich liebe die Bergluft! Sie sollten den Tag
pre-Chancellor Hitler admired the young man
for his tight, gaunt features and youthful appearance; the Aryan
prototype upon whom the entire eugenics policy was modeled.
Dieter thought he was the center of attention because of his
award-winning charm; he didn't take himself as seriously as others
5. "Ich fürchte, meine Frau lässt mich nicht." He
poster boy image with a grain of salt; preferring ordinary folks over
set. Dieter first saw Hitler at a large gathering. During
his impassioned speech, Hitler pointed at Dieter and proclaimed, "Es
ist die Zukunft von Deutschland!"
"There is the future of Germany!" Dieter was flattered that the
rising visionary esteemed him so highly. Their friendship was
6. Unlike everyone else in Hitler's inner circle, Dieter was
privy to Hitler's innermost thoughts, "National Socialism is about
racial purity," Hitler proclaimed, "Everything else is subordinate to,
and predicated upon that single, paramount ideal." Dieter lived
enchanted life above pedestrian
concerns and petty inner circle squabbles.
7. Daniel was showing the highlights of Dieter's life to the
8. Daniel laughed above the narrative, "About the only one who
doesn't know what he is...
is him!" He was pointing at Dieter. "At least he's not full
of himself," Daniel added
gently. Everyone could see the humor of Dieter's
9. "And today is his 'big' day," Daniel said to nobody in
10. "Does he
know what the 'season guy' is doing to the star people?" an agent
asked. Daniel looked at her as if the answer had long passed and
she missed it. His mind was following the chronology at hand and
not the synopsis previously presented.
11. "For all intents and purposes," Daniel said, "He might
be the only one who gets a
pass on the genocide you speak of. He may look like he's enjoying
it -- but 'the season guy' kept him in a cocoon. His
psychological profile suggests that he would not have approved, had he
12. "Convenient," some of them said to themselves, because most
of them did have doubts.
13. Daniel redirected everyone's attention to the presentation,
"He was being violated every day."
thing," Ireana thought mischievously. Her hormones seemed to be
working quite well.
15. Daniel rolled his eyes. Ireana didn't notice.
16. The holo showed Dieter on another long
vacation at State expense; enjoying the finest food, lodging at the
resorts and maintaining a rigorous physical conditioning program.
"Looks like a Jolvian sacrifice," an agent commented. The Jolvian
did not reply right away because the similarity was accurate, then he
feigned an appetite, "Where's this
place again?" "Guards!" Ireana thought quietly, "we're just
farming for food?" She would get used to this. Corlos had
an esoteric brand of
17. "Ich habe immer vertraute ihr meine innersten
Gedanken," Hitler would often say to Dieter, in their exclusive
18. "He would not hesitate to have all of them
shot," Daniel emphasized,
"except for Heidelberg and Speer... and Heidelberg is about to have an
accident." They were watching a feed from the simulator.
19. "Everything revolves around him," Daniel
emphasized, "Remind you of anyone?" He was of course, referring
to Kor. "He is made to look like a hero to the public, in all
things, at all times." "If the Fuhrer only knew about that..." a
German citizen said indignantly in the narrative. "Exactly!"
Daniel emphasized. Daniel psionically communicated the symbol for
comparative analysis. "I think Dal El is much more polished," an
agent offered. "Well, he's a genius!" Daniel replied, "more
dangerous than Kor in some ways, but..." Everyone understood that
Dal El was in love with Kor. "Does Kor know that?" an agent
"If The Fuhrer only knew..." Daniel mumbled, "Of course he does," he
said louder, "and that's exactly how he wants it." An emotional
diegesis was not the pressing imperative at the moment.
20. "Heidelberg knows the existential and
metaphysical workings of Hitler's inner mind," Daniel continued; a
that Mein Kampf
never revealed. "Sort of what Dal El is to Kor," an operative
suggested. "Very close, except that Heidelberg doesn't have any
real power. That's better for our plotter actually," Daniel said.
21. "Hitler and Kor both became State religions,"
Daniel explained, "Women love them because
obeys them." "But Kor is so much better looking," Ireana
conceded. Onimex smirked, because she was masking her attraction
Dieter. "Don't even..." she psionically admonished
him. "What is that?" she asked Onimex psionically while keeping
her eyes on Daniel. "Q-cept," he answered, "it's
everywhere here -- in the walls, it enables me to translate your alpha,
but you still need to install the implant." Q-cept is a Universal
machine language. "G-49 gave me a key," he clarified.
of his tactics and strategies put Germany back on the map," Daniel
continued, "He was
the uncontested master of Europe." The proper nouns meant
nothing to this crowd. The symbols did all the
23. "Once the quantum entanglement
between Hitler's regime and Kor's Empire can be extracted from
Heidelberg's mind, we'll re-train him as an operative," Daniel said,
"Heidelberg didn't actually commit
a crime... another key difference between him and Dal El."
Beautiful people inspire
lustful people to commit crimes in every Universe. "Even light
machines can be seduced," I-20 injected. Ireana cocked her head
at I-20 because his comment suggested an expanded perception.
"Life through Light and Death..." I-20 said to her psionically.
She looked away. Electro-psionics. "Beauty and Savagery,"
Onimex finished. "You're ganging up on me?" she
asked. "What is it with that fracking expression?" she
thought. "Thoughts are electronic," he answered.
"Disconnected," he responded, "Or is it?" she thought afterward.
24. The Elite were not as carnal as the Nazis; neither did they
adopt a eugenics ideology. The Elite
was in the process of destroying the entire Universe, like the Nazis
would have, had they ventured into deep space.
25. "Move it forward," Daniel instructed the simulator
operator. Heidelberg was killed
by an insurgent car bomb; the premises for a textbook
26. Alma calculated the precise extraction
window. There were no survivors and Nazi forensics did not have
the technology to prove who was in the car.
27. "Heidelberg was
never listed on travel orders because he technically didn't exist,"
Daniel recapped. "It's almost like he was made for this," B'jhon
offered, as he entered the room. He had psionically followed the
preceding. "Glad you could join us," Daniel said. B'jhon
returned a nod; his arrival seemed to signal the moment for
candidate was about as perfect as they were going to
28. "Make it happen," Daniel said. Alma excused
himself and headed straight to the simulator to conduct the extraction
himself. "How did you know I wanted to see you?" Daniel said
facetiously to B'jhon after everyone else had left. "Did you show them
the rest?" B'jhon
asked. He was referring to the extraterrestrial war involving
Earth and interdimensional entities that helped the Nazi's. "No,"
Daniel answered, "that would only muddle
things up. Besides," he pointed discretely toward the ceiling, "I
have... wide discretional latitude."
29. By the time Dieter's mind could register that
a bomb had exploded, his life on Earth ceased to exist. Like
else, he thought he had died.
30. He found himself lying
on the simulator floor within Sunova. His only thought was,
"Bin ich lebendig?" "Am
31. The unusual quiet of deep space and the
suppressed gravity of Sunova had
its typical effect on the new arrival. He would no longer be
Dieter. He was renamed "Dayton" to end his German avatar
past. 'Dieter' died in a car bomb explosion: Dieter was no
32. "This is the afterlife?" he asked, like so many recruits before
him. The Enochian key made it easy for Alma to understand his
German, thanks to Daniel.
"In a manner of speaking," came Alma's perfectly translated
cliché where you come from... 'this
is the first day -- of the rest of your life.’ Welcome to
Corlos." Dayton laughed because the transliteration
sounded like Goering cajoling his guests.
34. He was
conscious when the bomb obliterated his car. Now he was
hearing that strange, lulling music. It was flowing through his
soul and spiritually uplifting. He was composing a missing
movement by Wagner, as if Wagner had written it
35. "We have need of your mind," Alma said to Dayton, "Please
with me. Everything will be explained." Alma delivered
A.I. who connected him to a Kor database, as instructed by the
mainframe itself. The connection process
did not take very long, but the firewall had to be disabled so that
Dayton could freely roam inside
the computer's mind. His thoughts were filtered through the
Enochian key until the mainframe learned German. "This is
infinite!" he realized, as his mind became a part of something
infinitely larger. "Install a Universal
translator," he said. The mainframe reconfigured the speech and
learning centers of his brain so that he could decipher what he was
seeing. "List everywhere I want to go and execute," he
said. The mainframe extrapolated a list and guided him to
wherever he wished.
36. "I can't believe that we are only living in our
minds," he said to the technicians when they disconnected
him. He spoke in perfect Q-cept, a biological impossibility -- it
was neither acoustic nor psionic. The technicians looked at each
other in sheer amazement. They deciphered the synaptic code in his
alpha wave. "It can't be undone," Dayton assured them, "but don't
worry -- I'm on your side."
37. Previous recruits had never been downloaded into a
database. Dayton was the first. Every
nuance of his neurology and subjective reasoning was downloaded.
A few yottabytes was all it took. In trade, he downloaded skills,
abilities and talents that he did not previously
possess. He learned how to backdoor the mainframe's firewall
through Sunova's power grid: The Light Race had built it, and
there had never been a need to fully understand every last iota of
their technology because everything
worked. "It's a
fair trade," he
reasoned, "If everyone knew, what I know now --
we could create... Cosmos...
sooner." He had also learned why 'time' had to exist.
Nobody is born with infinite knowledge, but everyone has access to
The greatest gift from God is the power of 'choice.' You can
chose to live or die; evolve or digress; simplify or complicate; expand
the computer began to cross-pollinate Dayton engrams into Kor-logic,
became increasingly more understandable. By the time the process
concise report was generated. Kor was not as
narcissistic at Hitler, and unlike Hitler -- Kor listened to his
military advisors. That key difference would enable Kor to wage a
war for decades, but not without absorbing ideological pathogens that
would ultimately destroy his regime. The report
highlights were forwarded to Daniel:
39. "How beautiful, yet simple," Daniel
said, as if appraising a glass of wine, "It's always right in front of
somewhere has the answer -- you just have to know where to look.
it was you," Daniel said to Dayton. "You've performed a great
service, Dayton. We got what we needed." Daniel lacked
pretension and his candor was infectious.
40. Dayton liked Daniel's sincerity. Unlike
Hitler, Daniel radiated a godliness that reflected eons worth of
wisdom. "Daniel," Dayton whispered, as if stumbling upon the key
to cosmic understanding. Daniel examined the introspection in
eyes suspiciously, but with warmth, "Yes?"
41. "Have you seen Him?"
42. Daniel leaned his head back and stared
incredulously into Dayton's eyes with a kindly gleam in his own.
There was no harm in asking, but clearly something more had transpired
than a simple download. Daniel let out his breath, "What did you
while you were hooked up to the computer?"
43. Dayton looked guilty.
44. "Just remember, Dayton," Daniel said, "We are
responsible for what we know. There's a reason why advice
unearned tends to go unheeded." Daniel was alluding to the
information that Dayton gleaned while connected to the mainframe.
"The machines disagree," Dayton replied. "But you know I'm not
talking about the Ellipsis," Daniel said. "Yes, Sir," Dayton
45. He had just learned about firewalls an hour
ago, and synaptic firewalls did not exist because a mind had never been
downloaded before. Except for the Human brain, biological
computers did not exist in
46. Daniel permitted an inner light to leak from
behind his eyes, "Yes Dayton," he answered, "I have." Then he
winked. That was the only time that Daniel actually confirmed the
rumor, because Dayton had bluntly asked the question.
47. As Daniel walked toward his office, he said to
nobody in particular, "Ask and ye shall receive." Dayton grinned,
because he had heard that before.
48. Dayton had downloaded a schematic of Corlos. "If the
truth is always the truth," he asked Alma, "why does The One make us go
through the drama of learning it?"
"Your operative word is 'learning'," Alma said, "delete the first
letter." "Earning," Dayton said. "Remember what Daniel said
to you when he realized that you had downloaded from the
mainframe?" "Advice unearned tends to go unheeded," Dayton
answered. "Based on what you know now," Alma said, "Why do you
supposed he said that?"
49. "I can't undo it," Dayton said. "If its any
consolation," Alma offered, "who's to say that you weren't supposed to
download what you downloaded?" "I wish I could share with you
everything I learned," Dayton said, "but synapse stores information
very differently. Did you know that data can be stored
interdimensionally?" Alma wasn't surprised, but shook his head,
"No." "You don't really need to know everything in your head,"
Dayton said, "you just need to know where to find it when you need
it." Dayton retrieved a photograph from his pocket. "How do
you suppose God is God?" Dayton asked rhetorically. "You're
saying The One is a networked mind?" Alma answered. "Well,
wouldn't it make sense?" Dayton continued, "Does God really need
anybody's permission to be whatever He is? If He already knows
your thoughts, then aren't you a part of His network?" "I've never
looked at it that way," Alma said, "but it does make sense. "The
'I Am,'" he recited introspectively.
50. "This is a portable data
that can store information interdimensionally," Dayton said, "I'm still
working on it." "There's probably not one soul anywhere who has
taken the time to read every single book in a library," Dayton
explained, "You don't need too -- it's all right here, and here," Dayton pointed to his
head, "Whole realities can be installed in your head when you need
them." Dayton revealed moving images on his photo. While
Alma examined Dayton's handiwork, Alma informed him, "You're going to
century Earth to stretch your legs. You've been waiting forever
for a real assignment and this is it -- you're number is up.
Earth has a genetic filter
that prevents non-indigenous life from surviving there. We could
scrub all the impurities on retrieval, but would just prefer to use a
Human. I-20 can tell you more about it." Then Alma added
somewhat facetiously, "I-20 can tell you all kinds of things that he
neglected to tell us." Referring to Dayton's original thought, he
added, "Yes, our minds are holographic."
Daniel had taken an interest in Dayton's experimental computer
platforms from the start, "How come nobody else has ever conducted
experiments?" Daniel asked B'jhon. "He reverse
engineers components that are centuries ahead of him, and designs
that store and access information in other dimensions. Even the
machines are impressed."
52. "I asked our slip specialists to pry a
little," B'jhon said, "Interdimensional intelligence helped him leap
forward in quantum
computational science. He was also plugged into our mainframe
when he first got here... and have you ever 'looked' inside the
mainframe? There's files in it that we haven't figured out how to
read! That computer has been places we don't even know
about. We're inside a facility that was built by an alien race
who left their library intact. Maybe it's not so mysterious that
Dayton learned so much so fast." "Has anyone else tried it, to
see what would happen?" Daniel asked. "It hasn't worked for
anyone else," B'jhon replied psionically. "We can not reproduce
what Dayton did because his mind was blank enough to accept new
information: It can't overwrite. It won't overwrite. Biologicals
'burn in' information that is damn near impossible to
overwright." "Choice," Daniel concluded. "Yes," B'jhon
53. "So he's blessed with trans-dimensional
assistance while others spin their wheels?" Daniel didn't say it
in a mean spirited way. Information is ambient -- one simply
needs to know how to access it. "Disbelief doesn't negate a
single fact," Daniel said, referring to a previous conversation.
Traffic accidents are proof of missing facts. "Name one system
that uses the information they have?" Daniel said. B'jhon
didn't want to get punched, so he didn't mention the Ellipsis.
Daniel squinted his eyes. He wouldn't have punched him, "That's a
machine religion," he commented, "How about a baby?" B'jhon
shook his head, "It shouldn't work -- babies don't have a foundation
until they learn it. Linear experience is inescapable."
54. "I'm theorizing an entanglement of some type,"
B'jhon suggested. Daniel nodded, "That would make
sense." They paused to merge previous conversations into this
one. "Well," Daniel continued, "let's see how he does
on The One's special spec in
space." No sarcasm was intended. Daniel patted B'jhon on
the shoulder and
headed for operations. What happened to Dayton, could only have
happened to him; he was a creative
singularity. "The question I have is, 'By who?'" he directed at
B'jhon psionically. He was on his way back to his office, "The
One, Conscious or both?"
Dayton was instructed to blend
into 27th century Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy III campus
archives. He was credentialed to supervise the working historical
artifacts in the telemetry section. Other operatives had gathered
the items that he would need and set the stage so that he could walk
right into the role. He blended in so seamlessly that he didn't
need to act.
Compared to what he had already discovered at Corlos, 27th century
Earth seemed rather bland, except for its historical
significance. Fortunately, his trans-dimensional masterpiece was
nearly finished. It was shaped like a 4"x7" photograph that he
named Xanax. To anyone
else, Xanax was just an old photo. Upon closer inspection, one
would notice that the pixels were really a plasma
screen. Photos with moving pixels had been invented 400 years
earlier on Earth, but Xanax was special. Earth photos didn't
store quantum data in innerspacial locations.
57. He whispered quietly to Xanax, who was in his shirt pocket,
out of sight, "Fg = (G *
58. Xanax replied, "1 U / min = 0,01666 rev pro Sekunde = 0.105
Bogenmaß pro Sekunde. A = (0.105)^2 x 1000. A =
59. "That's artificial gravity," Dayton said. How are we
getting the radions to reverse?"
60. "Der Quanten-Slip-Berechnungen mit trans-dimensionalen Reise
verbunden ist eine 500.000 Linie equasion mit der Hälfte der
Variablen verändert jede Sekunde. Willst du mich zur Liste?"
Dayton initially programmed Xanax in German but Xanax could easily
translate. "No," Dayton replied in English. "We
need to work on your interpolative responses, Ihre Verbesserungen sind
wunderbar!" "Danke schön! Danke!" Xanax replied.
"While we're here, let's use English," Dayton suggested.
61. Dayton had tasked Xanax to perfect
quantum slip calculations associated with trans-dimensional
travel. As Xanax began to assimilate and quantify quantum
became self aware; capable of making emotionally-influenced
decisions. Xanax was not the sum of his physical parts -- he had
access to information stored in millions of places. When it
became prudent to assign Xanax a gender, Dayton asked him, "Was
sein? Männlich Weiblich von?" Xanax replied,
62 From Corlos' point of view, this was a standard first
test for a new field operative. Some information was provided,
but it was up to the operative to discover the rest. It was known
that several unnatural
vortices were expected to
converge upon the Earth, but the details were cloudy. Dayton's
mission was to interdict the missing variables to the best of his
believed that excessive
observation could potentially disfigure an object's natural time,
so they kept missions as low-profile as
possible: Get in and get out.
63. After successfully completing the mission, B'jhon was going
to promte Dayton to full field agent. So far, everything was
going, "Right as rain," as
the Theites say.