Chapter 8: 4’s a crowd...
As the 4 Kelly’s were in the living room, the 4th woke up with a fast start, almost like from a bad dream. She was also panting very fast.
“Oh god... a dream... why did I have such a random dream about strange clones of me fighting and attacking me? It makes no...”
She cut herself off as she looked around and saw 3 other Kelly’s sitting in chairs around her.
Kelly to the right handed her a glass of water. “Glad to see you back in the land of the living, stranger.” She said, with a slightly sarcastic tone at the end.
“So... it wasn’t a dream then?” Kelly asked as she sipped her water.
“Not in the slightest, and now I’m getting annoyed by not knowing what the fuck’s happening.” Kelly to the left said, tapping her cross legged foot in the air on an invisible wall.
“Maybe... we should start by figuring out who we are?” Kelly in the middle suggested.
Left Kelly stood up. “I’d say that’s a good idea, but judging from this, I think it’s safe to say that we are all Kelly... somehow...”
They all stayed there for a minute, frozen at the realization. It seemed so Sci-fi, but somehow, Kelly had been cloned.
“Well... if we’re all Kelly... does that mean there’s an original then?”
Couch and left Kelly started thinking, when right Kelly cut in.
“Don’t think so, remember how you two showed up? Or well... one of you? They sort of split, each separating us from fighting.”
“Wait, but I chose to push the left one away first.”
“Wait, but I chose to push the right one away first.”
The two looked at each other, noticing their echo’d speech, yet slight difference in answer.
“Wait, if we started at the same spot, then did we just split?”
“I guess... this is getting more confusing...”
Kelly stomped her foot on the ground. “Seriously? What’s confusing about a Mitosis like effect? Means we’re all the original, woopty fuckin do...”
“It’s not the effect, it’s the science! How could something like this even happen?! There isn’t even technology like this yet!”
“I mean... what about that sheep experiment way back when?”
The other 3 Kelly’s kept discussing and arguing about their situation, while Kelly just sat there trying to understand everything.Then, she heard the front door open, and looked over to the front door. Her Jaw dropped when she saw them.
The other 3 Kelly’s noticed Kelly on the couch looking to the side, and as they all looked over, they each froze and dropped their jaws.
4 Kelly’s we’re walking down the now empty street. They each had their jacket to cover their faces in case they saw anyone, but since it was about 9pm, everyone was either at a part, studying or asleep.
Kelly readjusted Kelly’s arm over her shoulder as they walked behind the 2 other Kelky’s.
“How’re you feeling? Head still hurt at all?”
“Nrgh... I’m ok... just a bit of a head pounding...”
Kelly gently felt Kelly’s forehead. “Hey, we’ll be home soon for you to relax, then we’ll sort this all out in the morning.
Kelly smiled and nodded back to Kelly.
Kelly glanced behind her left shoulder at the other two Kelly’s, then turned to her partner.
“So... any ideas on how this crap happened?”
Kelly shrugged, “Honestly, this is almost like a plot to a Sci-fi movie, it’s just so...”
“...crazy?” Kelly finished her sentence.
“Yeah... like, how do you even explain something like this?! It’s incredible!”
“I dunno about incredible... but it is very interesting indeed.”
They walked for a couple minutes, then got to the front door. They knew they didn’t lock the door before leaving because they wouldn’t be gone too long.
As they all walked inside, they each stopped in their tracks right in the front hall, as they had casually stumbled upon 4 more Kelly’s in front of them in their living room.
”Well shit...” They all thought to themselves.
John continued into the forest, stepping over branches, not really following any path. He clearly wasn’t enjoying himself as he kept going through the woods.
”The Hell could have made that roar? It wasn’t close to any animal i’ve Heard before...” he thought to himself. ”In fact, it seemed close to... human, now that I think about it...”
John kept going, until he heard rustling in the bushes around him. John pulled out his flash light to get a better look since it has started to get dark. Turning fast to try and find what made the rustling and from where.
Suddenly, what seemed like drool fell on John’s cheek, but when he tried to wipe it away, there was nothing on his face. It stung a little, almost like a quick burning poke feel.
John quickly turned his flashlight up, and only saw a humanoid figure in the trees jump away through the branches.
Panicked by seeing some sort of humanoid creature the size of a human, John ran away from where he saw it. Little did he know, he accidentally ran further into the woods.
He ran and ran, until he saw a small stream of purple glowing liquid, running along a path seemingly towards the town, but moved very slowly. John almost got closer to the liquid, until he saw that around the small stream, plant life was dying, and he even saw a fly go over the stream, then go silent and fall into it.
“Shit... this is really bad... we gotta evacuate the town! NOW!”
John quickly saw which way the stream went to find down hill, and went downhill back into the town. He had to write a report at home and send it in fast, before the town was killed by some strange purple Acid.