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