Josan looked at the touched hand, then gently pulled it away, not uncomfortable or anything just not interested it seemed by it. “..It would be nearly 4,328 of your years since I was last in an organic form such as this. So no it is not a new sensation for me, just one that I have not needed to experience in some time. As for experiencing it in my Ascended form? Our energy based states experience sensations that organic bodies have yet to experience, things like this that are similar yet would be alien to you in your organic body.” Josan said.
”..As for our seeding that is the work of our VA stations, the development of the natives of EP19 were of their own design slightly guided by the pre-programmed DNA markers the station would implement for the experiment until its completion. As for their morality and from what I have observed mis-guided devotion anomalous religion to the VA station during its previous observation drones having been seen as some kind of divine figure. This is more so an anomaly of their development but one that that VA station has since worked into this experimental phase of their developments for its larger studies on the limits of organic life..” Josan went on. “..Is there a purpose to your inquiry?” they added.
‘’I am not inquiry anything , I simply want you to remember what you have long forgotten ‘’ Cross replied ‘’Have you forgotten what love is? Love is fundamental. There is a great deal to say about love it takes many forms interchanging depending on the context , some of these words mean ‘affectionate love’ others indicate “friendship” and still others, a sexual love between a man and a woman. There is also a distinct word and it refers to a benevolent and charitable love that seeks the best for the loved one ‘’.
’‘ There are many examples of love , the caring provision of the family, the deep friendship, passionate love of the enduring commitment and of course, the sacrificial. The benevolent, selfless love that is patient and kind , love doesn’t envy, boast, or dishonor others , love is not proud or self-seeking , love is not easily angered, doesn’t keep a record of wrongs, and doesn’t delight in evil ,rather, love rejoices with the truth, love always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres , love never fails . Of the greatest of gifts, faith, hope, and love, the greatest . . . is love ‘’.
‘’Josan you and the others have created something wonderful ,the inhabitants feel that love each and every day .They mentioned their deity called Va, they believe that it would protect them and…and yet it wants to destroy them , for to you they are nothing more then a mere experiment .Josan in your Ascended forms have long forgotten what love means ‘’.
‘’We can do nothing to stop you but can you see the sorrow on our faces or perhaps that is also something you don’t need and have long forgotten ?’‘.
The doctor had nothing more to add ,a tear ran down her cheek she gave Josan a slight bow turned and left the room without saying another word.
Josan regarded Cross, “..You speak and assume, that I and the other Ascended have forgotten these emotions, or feelings of love and the like. In this you are incorrect, Doctor Cross. While the feelings and desires you speak of are no longer experienced by us in a mortal form such as I have assumed, we still do partake and feel such things in our energy forms, they are as I said however, beyond that of an organic’s understanding to comprehend. Please, do not presume to know what we feel or do not feel or that we have lost something during our Ascension of development from the physical plane. If there is one thing we have learned in our studies is that eventually all form of organic life will ascend beyond the physical to the plane we now dwell upon. So do not presume that we have forgotten anything on our feelings or desires, they are still residing within us, however, their effects upon us would be alien to your organic bodies to comprehend..” Josan stated simply, not angry or anything just again stating facts as they saw it.
Rising from the chair they went over to the nearby small viewport looking down upon EP19, “..Our planets which house our experiments are for a long planned purpose. The life that dwells on these planets barring in some cases native plant or animals that would not in the station’s estimations of study impact the specific created life that will dwell there for our studies are not a natural evolving life form, nor is their culture or to a degree process of thought or development.” they said turning to regard Cross again, “..they are preprogrammed into their genetic markers, they life they take, the culture they will tread down upon, their own development is extensively and minutely planned for each cycle of an experiment. They are not like your people, nor like we were once. They are artificially created life, organic yes, but they overall do not have a sense of free will of a naturally developing life form as you would consider it. You see the populace of EP19 as being endangered by us, useless, or something else misguided in your view in how we use them. But they are no different then tools created to answer a purpose. You may in your morality consider what we do wrong or misguided and that is your right as living beings, but so too is our choice in this matter. We would no sooner wish to impose our views upon you then we would ever wish for you to impose them upon us.” Josan stated then glanced to Glen. “..your Federation can not stop what we wish to do to our planets, and as I have said so long as you do not interfere with EP19 you are free within the bounds of what was stated before agreeable to interact with them or not. If ever the time comes that EP19’s inhabitants must be put to sleep by the station and replaced with another that is our choice and as I have said it is not something they would ever suffer from, they would seem fall asleep and as simply as slowing their heart and body functions pass away and drones then would eliminate any remains to clear the way for the future experiment. It is unlikely that such will happen within the next many hundred or more of your years. From what the station has shown over many cycles these inhabitants have much more to provide in data and gathering. Should your Federation near or in the future interfere that too is your right as a living being. Such is our own right to defend what is ours and our beliefs to this end, just as we did when those you call Klingons attacked our station directly and their claim upon EP19 endangered soon after the experiments stability.” Josan went on.
Fully regarding Glen then he finished, “..It would seem Captain that we are at an impasse on this matter, one that will not be resolved by further talks. Again if you and your Federation abide by the limits of interaction with EP19 as I said before, you are free to do so. If you do not wish to abide then I suggest for your safety you cut ties fully. The remains of what the Klingons left behind do not interfere with the station’s experiments and if they ever do then drones will handle such a clean up after putting the inhabitants into a brief sleep and their mental imprints removed of such knowledge selectively. Again a process which is quite harmless to them. If then there is nothing else I suggest you and your Federation make your choice on how to proceed and let the VA station know your intentions one way or another to pass on after I leave. We do hope your own development continues peacefully and productively for your own evolving as life forms. Rest assured one day long after you and everyone here has passed on to dust even your bodies of your descendants will ascend to the next plane. It is not something to fear, it is just something that we learned is part of the natural order of evolution. But with that said there is also so much more to learn and experience on your own mortal plane, so do not try to rush it…” Josan said.
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