Dr. White, Dr. Schenckler’s assistant, was busy giving her an injection and talking about the case history of the patience’s she had encountered with similar experiences. However, Sadia’s thoughts were elsewhere. How would she be able to live with herself if she were pulled from duty? Maybe this was what she deserved. Had she forgotten about her promise to herself to find her lost humanity?

Dr. Deforest marched into the room spotted Sadia and made his way to her side.

“Good you’re awake.” Deforest said smiling. Sadia was most surprised to find him in an uncharacteristic light mood. “I have some interesting news for you.” Dr. Deforest moved in closer and whispered in her ear. “Ms. Mirza. You have stumbled upon a startling discovery.”

Sadia was at a complete loss as to why he would find her predicament so fascinating. “What are you talking about doctor?”

 “The DSM XXI was the first to document a diagnosis that included unspecified psychic disturbance.” Deforest could hardly contain himself. “Most humans live their entire life unaware of their sensory ability.  

“No such test was ever given to Sadia.” But Dr. Schenckler was convinced that her recent episodes were psychic in nature.

“Laws to protect individual freedoms prohibited the use of involuntary testing to see if psychic predisposition is present.”

For Sadia, she had awoken in the infirmary much too often as far as she was concerned. There was no doubt in her mind that the doctor was going to label her unfit for duty after this one. “What are you getting at?”

“The Horizon,”

“I don’t understand.”

“She has active your telepathy.”

“What? How can that be?”

“The ship was designed with a Psychotronic Kinetic frequency.” Deforest showed her his portable computer screen. “It was sending telepathic signals in search of a receiver, and you picked them up.”

Schenckler moved forward to talk. “I don’t want it to happen again. Can’t we deactivated the system until we can figure out how to properly use it?”

“Well that’s another story, I just wanted to let her know that she wasn’t going crazy.”

Sadia looked at Deforest. “Anything else,”

“That’s it for now. But when you feel up to it I’d love to study this some more.”

“Not a chance.”

Shenckler led Deforest toward the entrance. “She has to get some rest.” She ushered Deforest out the door but then he stopped and turned back to Sadia.

“With this new-found ability of yours, maybe we have a new weapon to use against the Khad.” Deforest winked and left.

Sadia couldn’t be more upset. She again knew she had to dropped from the mission. Dr. Schenckler sat on the side of the bed. “Between me and you, I’m going to place you back on duty as soon as you tell me you feel ready.”

“Thanks Doctor. I owe you so much.”

“Get with the other psychic guy, and get running.”

The other guy was Matt Stewart,


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