The Sarah Conn- erherm! – I mean, Lilith Iyapo Chronicles

Tape 7, November 10. Where was I? What’s most difficult for me is trying to decide what to tell you and what not to. But I guess I have a while yet before you’re old enough to understand these tapes. They are more for me at this point, just so I can get it straight. Should I tell you about your father? Boy, that’s a tough one.  Should I tell you about your Oankali parents, Ahajas and Dichaan?  Should I tell you about your Ooloi?  Boy, that’s a tough one, too.

One day, you’ll grow up and watch The Terminator, and you’ll “get” this tape.

You see, Akin, you will be the first Human-born Oankali-Human hybrid male.  Nikanj tells me that you’ll be more human looking than your siblings, my daughters.  You’ll look like a normal baby, but you’ll be irrevocably Oankali.  You’ll have a weird-ass parasite tongue, and be creepily intelligent and self-aware, even while you’re in the womb.  You’ll have weird psychic connections and all the humans will hate you, and the men will hate and fear you, in some weird, reverse-Oedipal way.

And, I quote Sarah Connor, “God, a person could go crazy thinking about this.”

Love,

Mom.  And Nikanj.  And Ahajas and Dichaan.  And your dead Asian father.   XOXOXOX

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