Robert E Lee Awakens
The clone of Robert E Lee, the Cyberpunk Warrior, slowly opened his eyes and looked around, taking in his new surroundings. The scientists had been waiting for him to wake up, and they immediately began filling him in on everything he had missed.
Dr. Taylor: “RE, can you hear me? You’ve been asleep for a very long time. My name is Doctor Mary Anne Taylor.”
RE: “Where am I? What’s going on?”
Dr. Taylor: “We cloned you, RE. We are in desperate need of a warrior who could fight back against the Sherminions.”
RE: “The Sherminions? Cloned me? What are you talking about?”
They explained to him that they were in the 43rd century and that the world he knew was long gone. They told him about the extraterrestrials and their conquest, and how they had destroyed almost everything on Earth.
Two Millennia Gone
RE was shocked to learn that over 2000 years had passed since Lee’s spirit had been conscious, and that the world he knew had been destroyed by an alien invasion. The Sherminions sounded like a formidable foe, and he couldn’t believe that they had managed to destroy almost everything on Earth.
Dr. Taylor: “RE, I know this is all a lot to take in, but there’s one more thing you need to know. We didn’t just clone you out of thin air. We took a sample of General Robert E Lee’s remains from the tomb at Washington Lee University, one of the last places still intact after the invasion.”
RE: “A warrior’s remains? Please, help me make this make sense.”
Assistant: “When Lee died, his body was preserved in a tomb. We were able to extract DNA from his remains and used that to replicate you.
RE: “I had no idea that was even possible. How did you manage to do it?”
Dr. Taylor: “Advancements in science and technology have come a long way since your time, RE. We were able to use a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer to create an embryo with your DNA. It replicated an almost exact version of the general from his memories to his overall characteristics.”
RE: “Wow. I can’t believe it. So, I’m not really the same Robert E Lee who lived over 2000 years ago?”
Assistant: “Well, you have the same DNA as the Robert E Lee who lived in the 19th century, but you’re also the product of the cloning process and the cybernetic enhancements we’ve added. You’re a new version of Lee. A repeat, so to speak. You are Robert E Lee, Cyberpunk Warrior. We just call you the prefix, RE.”
They also told him about the cybernetic enhancements they had implanted into his body, which would allow him to fight like never before.
RE listened intently, taking in all the information. He was amazed by the advancements in technology and science, and the fact that his essence was alive once again. He felt a sense of duty to use his skills to protect this new world he found himself in.
The scientists showed him the weapons he would be using, and how to operate them with his neural interface. They also gave him a crash course on the alien’s technology and tactics, so he would be better prepared for the fight ahead.
Assistant: “The cybernetic enhancements we’ve implanted into your body are designed to enhance your physical abilities. They’ll allow you to move faster, hit harder, and react quicker than any human could.”
RE: “That sounds incredible. How does it work?”
Dr. Taylor: “The enhancements are controlled by a neural interface that’s been implanted into your brain. It will allow you to control your body in ways that were previously impossible.”
RE: “I see. And how do I use this technology to fight the Sherminions?”
Assistant: “We’ve also developed weapons that are specifically designed to work with your cybernetic enhancements. They’ll allow you to take down the Sherminions with ease.”
As RE prepared to step out of the laboratory, he felt a sense of apprehension mixed with excitement. He was ready to take on the Sherminions and defend this new world. With the odds against him, but his determination to do whatever it took to save Earth and its people became resolute.
Robert E Lee Awakens
By Christian Lee & Cody Crislip
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