Molly's Android Returns to 1910 ©2015 Walt Barrett
Molly's Android found the lantern and lit it. She didn't need it because she had full infrared night vision, but she lit it in case anyone at the house was watching. Then she started off very surefooted making her way down the hill to the farm house. It was as though she had lived there all her life.
Her Bioelectronic brain fully primed with all the knowledge of the known world and very specific knowledge about Molly Stirling's family. The Stirling's will never realize that the real Molly is off exploring space a thousand years in the future in Century 31. As she reaches the barn she puts out the lantern and let it cool off a couple of minutes and then hung it up. Then she walked across the dooryard and slipped in the kitchen door. She immediately noticed a very large German Shepard dog sitting in the corner. It got up immediately and walked over to her. Molly scanned the dog and said telepathically, “You are not a dog, you're a shape shifter. What are you doing here?”
The Shape Shifter Responded, “Jennifer Starfield sent me here to watch over you and the rest of the family. They think that I have always lived here. I am also an android like you and will always have your back. Please just call me Jeff, and by the way, I have a medium size space cruiser parked on the far side of the moon with a robot crew manning the controls. It is fully protected by Android security. We can summon it any time we need it.”
Her mother, Sarah, who was still cleaning the kitchen after the evenings dinner asked, “Did you have a good time dear?” Molly answered, “Yes mom, it was wonderful up on the hill tonight. You really should come with me some time.” Molly Android stood looking at her mother. Behind her eyes where the hidden sensors were buried, Molly Android was evaluating Sarah Sterling. It only took 30 seconds to scan Sarah's entire brain and body. The evaluation came up. Sarah was 35 years old and was prematurely gray, she has had many children, she was missing 12 of her teeth, she suffered from early tuberculosis, and was generally run down from overwork and having too many children.
Molly messaged Jeff telepathically, “I just scanned her and she is in terrible shape.”
Jeff replied, “I know, and well have to help her or she won't make it another ten years.” "The whole family is in terrible condition.
Molly said, “Do you have spare medical chips on board the cruiser?”
Jeff, “Yes, we'll get them tonight when everyone is sleeping. We can call the ship and have them transported down to us along with medical sleeper kits. They'll never know what happened. We might as well do the whole family. ” Getting back to her mother in that split second Molly said, “Oh Mother, Haley's Comet was so beautiful! I didn't want to miss it because it won't come back for about seventy-five years. I want you to come up the hill some evening before it leaves.”
Sarah spoke softly, “Yes Molly, I promise and you better get up to bed now Molly, because 5 AM comes early and you have your morning chores to do before you walk to the mill.”
Molly, who never really slept said, “Goodnight Mom” and went up the staircase to her room. She would come back down later while everyone was asleep and she and Jeff would get the medical chip kits and apply them to the whole family while they were sleeping heavily from the effects of the knock out spray. It took them several hours to implant all of the medical chips into the entire family.
Molly said, “There, in three weeks they'll be as good as new!”
Jeff replied, Yes, but in 200 years they'll still be walking around town as good as new.”
Molly laughed and said, “Well maybe we'll just take them all back to Rachel in the future. In the meantime these people are terribly poor. Maybe we can help them to make some money.”