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Imperfect (Exodus #2) Serialised

Following on from having posted Perfects in each of the five chapters I have decided to post Imperfect as well. However I intend to post it in smaller pieces and more frequently. Every other day for the next couple of weeks there will be one of the scenes from Imperfect posted here. Synopsis of Imperfect (Exodus #2) Following on from where Perfects left off, with Charlie arrested by the police and the fate of the others in his cell unknown. Pandora sets off to find where she was born in the hope of finding her mother, however Rosie catches her leaving the house and together they discover what has happened to the others and set off on a daring plan to rescue them. Pandora steps irrevocably onto the wrong side of the law, kidnapping national police officers and learning to…
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Character Profile – Cat Lewis

Cat Lewis is the fourth ‘perfect’ living in the shared house. Like the others she also grew up in Dawkins House. Cat has a very technical bent, and understands how things work. She doesn’t get overtly involved in Charlie’s nefarious activities, but knows about them and sometimes helps out behind the scenes. Physical description Cat is about 22, slim, average height and with black hair and an elfin face with large blue eyes. Her hair is just below the shoulder, although it is often tied up somehow. She dresses in black most of the time, although varies her clothes according to the social situation, getting glammed up with Rosie when they go out clubbing or to a party. When at work she tends to wear black trousers and black t-shirts or jerseys (depending on the weather). Like the others, her…
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Perfects – Chapter 5 Discovery

Chapter 4 - Beginning CHAPTER FIVE Discovery Our usual routine involved an hour or so of stooging around without wearing a terminal, not even a supposedly switched-off one. We usually started by leaving home on a back route and taking a bike ride or a bus to the local shopping area, we always worked during the busiest hours. Once we were in the shopping area we needed to find a crowd. Once we’d got into the crowd, dropping down to tie a shoe lace would normally put you out of sight of any followers or cameras. A quick change of hat, and perhaps turning a hoodie inside out would be enough to help that process on. Once we’d spent some time making sure no-one was following us, we’d make our way to the meeting point. I was usually first there,…
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Perfects – Chapter 4 Beginnings

Chapter 3 - Trust CHAPTER FOUR Beginnings One afternoon I had had enough of working on testing Charlie's game for a bit and I stopped to grab something to eat and another coffee. Cat was in, and she was also after some coffee, so we got to talking about the care home while we waited for the machine to finish brewing. Cat was a good bit older than me, and had left Dawkins House a few years before I did. “I remember you coming in as a baby” Cat told me, “and it wasn't 17 years ago, so how come they made you sit the exam and then leave the home?” “You remember that?” “I do. I've always been interested in babies, although not enough to want one of my own just yet. I was about 9 when you came…
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Perfects – Chapter 1 Charlie

CHAPTER ONE Charlie So much for a safe, just and tolerant society. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d woken up in 1984 and everyone was spouting newspeak. From where I sit it is very plain that the tolerance for differences is only lip service. We were supposed to be living in a fair and equal society where we embraced diversity and didn't discriminate for any reason. But it was just bullshit. I am one of many innocent victims of an unscrupulous company conducting genetic modification experiments on human embryos. They wanted to make kids 'perfect'. Free from genetic diseases, susceptibilities; and also, if they could manage it, clever and good looking. They knew they were breaking the law when they did it, but they did it anway to see what the outcomes were. I was one of those embryos, supposed…
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