- The Carrier ‘Verse-Story One-Excerpts and Transcripts
- Discussion - Rape
- Discussion - Sexual Abuse
- Hate Crimes
- Violence - Sexual
The Carrier ‘Verse
M/M, M/F, Gen
Warnings: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Rape, Bullying, Bigotry, Extreme AU, Werewolves are Known, John Stilinski is BadAss, The Hale Fire Happened, Most Hales are Alive, There WILL Be MPREG, Timelines are NOT Followed
Book One: Excerpts and Transcriptions
Lecture Notes for Final Exams
**Mutations and Human Development—Harvard University
“…and of course the most recent account of human mutation occurred in the sixth century, when a mysterious plague affected the female population in parts of Europe. Details are sketchy on the origins of this virus, but it did coincide with the passage of a comet through the orbit of Venus. The shockwaves of the passage caused solar dust to fall over Europe, Asia, and Australia, and those storms lasted three years. Two years after the dust settled, what is now known as the Gynoterminus Virus swept across those areas, causing infertility in hundreds of thousands of women. Many women who were already pregnant miscarried, and the population dropped dramatically over the next forty years.
But one generation later, the first male child was born with the mutated Carrier Gene. The discovery was, of course, a very interesting accident. (general laughter) Since the societal duties of mating for heirs became such a crapshoot, many people, men and women alike, began to seek comfort in ‘more understanding arms’ as the poets say. Needless to say, it was a very surprised nobleman who wrote that his personal page had ‘become with child’ roughly seven months after a moonlight tryst. Hundreds more instances of the same cropped up, mainly in Eastern Europe at first, with more male pregnancies popping up in Africa.
By the end of the seventh century, Male Carriers—those we now call Thirds—had become treasured members of society because they could carry children to term with no health risks. Ruling families brought Thirds into royal marriages to insure heirs. Thirds were, and are, revered and honored citizens even though they represent the smallest percentage of the population. Even now, Thirds count for only one percent of the world’s population, and there is still no rhyme or reason to their emergence. It is not necessarily an inherited condition, although most Thirds come from Eastern European stock, with Australia producing less than one third of one percent of Thirds.”
**Human Reproductive Biology—Harvard Medical School
“…And now we come to the physiology of the Male Carrier, also known as the Third Sex or simply Thirds.
There is no way, even with the most invasive physical examination, to tell if a male child has developed the characteristics of a Third. There is a blood test that can identify the genetic markers, but it is never performed until a male child exhibits the first physical attributes. Physically, the male will appear completely normal. Thirds do not menstruate or develop secondary sexual attributes such as enlarged breast tissue. The rectal chamber, which separates from the rectum the same way that the Upper Esophageal Sphincter muscles separate the windpipe from the esophagus, develops the egg using the hormones already present in the male’s body. Because of the mutation, the Third does have egg-producing follicles inside of a pouch within the rectal chamber, but egg production is not a constant thing. Because of the lack of regular egg production and menstruation, hormone-based birth control will not work for a Third—and there is absolutely no truth to the urban legend that a Third can impregnate himself.
The Third, at the onset of puberty, will enter into two physical cycles each year, roughly six months apart. The Up Cycle, when the body prepares for fertility, is marked first by a rise in body temperature. While the normal body temperature is ninety-eight point six degrees, the Third’s normal body temperature will run as high as one hundred one degrees during the Up Cycle. With the temperature change comes ongoing lethargy as the body prepares to create the egg. If the egg is never fertilized, it will be reabsorbed into the body, the Third’s energy level will rise, and his temperature will drop to as low as ninety degrees. This marks the Down Cycle, which again will last roughly six months. The Third will only be fertile during the Up Cycle, and pregnancy will last the normal nine months, although most labors are induced due to the need for Caesarian delivery. It is possible, of course, for natural delivery to occur, but most modern Thirds appreciate the convenience of modern medicine and anesthesia. Until the beginning of the Up Cycle, with the sudden rise in temperature and lethargy, the Third will appear to be a normal human male, but any severe fever should be taken seriously.”
“The position of the Third Sexed in human society is one of reverence. These men were considered to be blessed by God because they could bring forth life—something that was once completely under a woman’s purview. In Eastern Europe, Thirds were referred to as God-Mothers. In fact, the God-Mother Festival is still celebrated in Croatia, Slovenia, and Hungary every year on June twenty-fifth. Thirds were given honorary positions in monasteries where they were worshiped as living saints. If not for the mutation that gave Thirds the ability to carry and birth children, the human population in much of the world would have dropped badly enough to drive us to extinction, so the adulation was warranted.
But things weren’t always good for Thirds. In a few African countries, once a Third presented, he was immediately enslaved for breeding, so men became violent to prevent unwanted sexual contact, as that really was the only way to tell if a male could become pregnant. When DNA testing was first introduced in the 1950s, the genetic marker for Carriers was discovered, and the test was immediately put under sanction in the most progressive countries in the world. In the United States, it is illegal to perform that particular test on a child without specific parental permission, and that law was passed to protect the Thirds from undue discovery and unlawful imprisonment.”
Pamphlet: Welcome to Project Blue—A guide for parents and participants
Project Blue is the brainchild of Dr. Fredrick Van Der Hoff in an effort to encourage brilliant young minds to flourish academically while remaining as “normal” as possible.
Dr. Van Der Hoff, a prodigy himself, saw the difficulties his academic peers had in mostly social situations, keeping to themselves and only able to comfortably discuss classroom or laboratory projects. Many of his peers bemoaned their loneliness and discomfort when meeting new people outside a classroom setting. Dr. Van Der Hoff himself owned several cats but was unable to make human friendships a priority.
So, he set out to make certain that new generations of brilliant minds did not suffer the same social pitfalls, and he founded Project Blue—a think tank where young geniuses could learn at their own (sometimes incredibly fast) pace while interacting with age-group peers in social situations outside of a school environment.
Each potential participant will be tested stringently to determine their placement within the project. Testing is done anonymously so as not to discourage anyone turned away. Once a participant is chosen, a course of study will be placed into effect so as to encourage the best academic results. Participants are required to spent equal time outside of the classroom, participating in social activities such as group camping, sports, youth groups, and the like. Dr. Van Der Hoff hoped, and was eventually proven correct, that such spit interaction would produce bright leaders who would be equally comfortable at a cocktail party or a scientific conference.
Graduates of Project Blue have gone on to become leaders in many academic fields across the globe, but have also successfully raised families and become community leaders as well. While previous generations of genius-level academics have been notoriously anti-social and solitary, easily identified by thick glasses, chalk marks on tweed blazers, and hunched shoulders, Project Blue graduates are not so easily differentiated. They are not social outcasts. They are not bookish hermits.
Project Blue participants have been historically known as very happy, productive, individuals.
Interview: Dr. X, Project Blue graduate
Well, my parents thought it was all a crock, really (rueful laughter). I acted out in class because I was bored, so they took me in to be tested. At that time, you understand, every parent in the world was taking their kids in to be tested. We were all geniuses, you know (cough). I never did figure out what indications we were being tested for. I had, and still have, colleagues that are brilliant mathematicians and physicists who were never part of the program—that were turned away for some reason. But they admitted me.
The learning was harsh, in some ways. There was no constant structure, like in most classrooms. I basically got to choose my own course of study, and I studied at my own pace. Every morning, for a minimum of four hours—with no breaks—I was in a classroom setting, listening to lectures and doing book work. It was the afternoons that made the whole thing interesting, really. I went to day camps with regular kids. I played intramural sports—which I basically sucked at, if you must know. I took dance lessons, which I really enjoyed. We told my friends that I was home-schooled, just to explain why I wasn’t in school with the rest of them, but honestly I doubt they cared. We enjoyed our time together. I met a lot of interesting people on family trips and vacations, and then I met a lot of other, more interesting people in the Project Center when they brought in guest lecturers and exchange students.
What it all boils down to, really, is that I got my degree at a young age, but I wasn’t emotionally abused by the collegiate system the way some prodigies are. Academia wasn’t my only refuge, so to speak; I was more grounded in reality outside of a classroom. I got great work at a research lab in a major university, and I do get caught up in dusty old books all the time, but on weekends and school breaks I get together with a hiking group and climb mountains, and I compete on the amateur ballroom dance circuit. That’s how I met my wife.
If it hadn’t been for Project Blue, I’d still be in a classroom, but I’d probably be nervous to leave it, and I’d really hate faculty parties more than I do now.
Because faculty parties really suck. Oh, god, don’t put that in there!
What was that? (laughs loudly) The ‘old nickname’ Blues gave the Project? How did you hear about that? (shrug) Yeah, some of us called it Project Coyote. No, not because of some Native American trickster god. Did you ever watch those old Warner Brothers cartoons with the coyote and road runner; the ones where the coyote talked, I mean? He always introduced himself in this smarmy voice, and he said the same thing:
“I am Wile E. Coyote, Suuuuuuper Geeeniussssssss!”
It’s silly, really, but that’s what Project Blue produces: Super Geniuses. We’re not going to take over the world or anything, but we are going to change it.