Telk put her textbook tablet down and looked at her night table clock, 3:00am, and her belly was still rumbling from the babies as well as hunger again. She sighed. There was only a little bit of cottage cheese left in the refrigerator, and she wanted to save it until breakfast. Well, no matter, she thought, after her early morning doctor’s appointment, everything would be fine. Once her boys had made it to this period in her pregnancy, the offers would begin to come. She’d be taken care of like a queen, food, tuition… She looked around her tiny apartment… and better living arrangements as well. Producing one boy would have been great enough, but she had hit the jackpot with two, count ‘em, two boys in her womb. Their bloodlines were excellent, and now her little brother would also be worth a fortune on the market. Her mom would be set since he still had a few years left to produce more babies, hopefully male ones. Mom could just sell him at auction or stud him out even more. Her teachers did like him, a LOT. One of the reasons she and her sister were still in school instead of working in some brothel or baby mill. She shuddered at the thought.
A light tapping at the door disturbed her reverie. Getting up, she opened the door for her sister, Tam.
“Couldn’t sleep either, huh?’ Telk giggled.
Tam caressed her own rounded belly. “They are active.”
“But worth a fortune!” Telk reminded her.
“Well, for you maybe,” Tam sighed, “I’ve only got one boy in here, and another girl.”
“You know…” Telk told her, “I’ve been doing some research on it. As a breeding pair, they could be worth a lot.”
“Yeah,” Tam sighed, “In ten years, maybe…”
Telk shrugged her shoulders. “Well, in five or six, we can use him to make some double inbreds.”
“Oh yeah,” Telk told her, “There’s talk about new drug therapies all the time. CosGro is working on making boys fertile at much younger ages now, and keeping the pituitary dormant, so puberty won’t kick in for a long time.”
“Hungry?” Telk asked her, “I’ve got a little cottage chePost too long. Click here to view the full text.