Before we start off, I just want to add that I am not here to write a lab report on DNA or god knows what. I am here to enjoy writing slash. So don't expect the scientific facts to make any sense. Also, I apologize for the shortness of the first few chapters. It will definitely get longer! Promise! The idea for this story came up to me while I was watching National Geography... go figure. lol
Away homophobes! The rest of you, please enjoy!
Little Lily of the Valley
A Modern Frankenstein
by Kalista Jia
George Adelson was a man of great science who had made many fascinating inventions throughout his life. However, nothing he had previously invented was even close to being as tremendously incredible and exciting as the project that he had been working on for the past seven years.
Sure, twenty years ago, he had accomplished a high level task by adopting and modifying his own son. He had spent many months debating upon the gender of the infant. Adelson had always treasured beautiful things; he had thought about having the most beautiful little girl the world had ever seen yet had feared that later on, her beauty would be so hard to resist that some stalker would kidnap his daughter. So Adelson thought he would be better off creating a son; however, in his eyes, men were ugly creatures.
After days and nights of headaches, he came to a splendid conclusion: he would create a son who would have the prettiest and most girlish build. That way, he wouldn't have a daughter who would go berserk every month due to her menstruation nor a son who would be a pain in the ass to look at.
After all the troubles of encouraging a decent couple to undergo In Vitro Fertilization so that he could obtain the sperm and egg, Adelson finally succeeded in modifying the appearance of the infant to his liking though it was really by luck that he got a male embryo. So, in the end, he was satisfied with having a pretty son whom he immediately named Eternity. As a man of science, he wanted his creation to last for eternity, which, of course, was not possible.
Eternity was currently twenty years old, a charming young lad with light chocolate-coloured hair and thick-lashed eyes. Adelson had given Eternity the rarest eye colour a human could possibly have: a gorgeous mixture of blue, green, and gold. Slender and elegant, he walked as soundlessly as a cat although, despite his angelic looks, Eternity could be quite feisty when angered. In short, the young man had a certain feline quality to him which Adelson had modeled after the ideal beauty he had always pictured.
Adelson's newest project was a genetic modification experiment. His goal was to implant animal DNA into humans for the sole purpose of satisfying his own curiosity. He had constantly been fascinated by those American cartoons that involved Wolverine, Beast, and Spiderman. Ever since he was a child, he had always wondered how those heroes had gained their superpowers. Therefore, he had spent his youth thinking of all the scientific and mathematical equations that would perhaps one day lead him to this crucial discovery. Ambitious and motivated as he was, it was his dream to bring life to those characters with the current advanced technology and his superior intellectual capacity.
After several years of hard work and research, Adelson was at last close to achieving his dream. What he was missing was specimen to run his tests on. He could have easily gained many test subjects by announcing his amazing discoveries to the public, but he refused. He preferred to keep a low profile. The idea of having amateur scientists trying to compete with him disgusted him greatly. Moreover, Adelson loathed the media and publicities with passion. He couldn't have brainless paparazzi disturbing his flawless work. Fame didn't matter. All he desire was to reach his dream by any meant necessary.
In the end, Adelson gathered his courage and ventured into the remote areas of the city, in hope of luring homeless and useless humans to be his guinea pigs. He selected the best among the rotten and mutated them by fusing them with animal DNA. The whole process was not difficult. All Adelson had to do was to place the subjects in a typical test capsule and let the computers pick the best match.
His first test subject was a blind, dwarf-like man who loved to dig holes. After the test, the said man turned out to be a mole-man. Needless to say, Adelson was rather surprised by the outcome.
Adelson was jerked up from his thought by a soft knock against his wooden door.
"You called, Father? Can I come in?" Eternity asked politely.
Putting down his thick glasses, Adelson got up from his comfortable chair and gestured to let his son in. The study room was enormous and extravagantly decorated. Rich, dark red carpets covered the old wooden floor. The lighting provided by the little candles and antique lamps was dim, brightening only certain parts of the room. Also, with three long, vertical windows standing firmly behind Adelson's desk, the study had the feel of a gothic vampire chamber.
"My dear boy, how is university? Have you made lots of friends?" Adelson motioned the brunet to a black leather sofa placed next to a tall, crowded bookshelf.
Once he was comfortably seated, Eternity gave his father his infamous cold glare. "Father, do you honestly think I consider those stalker-girls and hormonal, lust-crazed boys my friends?" The brunet asked in an annoyed tone as he tucked a strand of brown hair behind his ear.
Adelson sighed. "Don't look at me like that. Okay, I apologize for modifying your appearance. I just couldn't help it. I didn't know you would still attract that type of attention as a guy."
"Father, do you remember my English teacher, the man with the large jaw?" The young man asked with a hint of disgust in his sweet voice. Adelson nodded hesitantly. A grumpy Eternity was never a good sign. The old scientist pinched the bridge of his nose and sighed. The moment they embarked onto this conversation, things tended to end badly. "Well, he's been trying to hit on me for God knows how long just because I look like a freaking girl."
"I told you I was sorry, son." Adelson faked a cough and excused himself for a quick cup of tea.
"Well, last time he tried to hit on me, I kicked him in between the legs for sexual harassment, and he's been flunking me on most of my essays ever since. I'm failing English, father." Eternity frowned unhappily, marring his beauty. His gorgeous eyes trailed his father across the room.
"Do you want me to write him a letter?" Adelson offered nervously, trying his best to control his trembling hand as he poured his tea. He hated communication with strangers.
"No!" Eternity shouted. He stared at his father with disbelief in his eyes. He couldn't believe his father would be such a coward. "Never mind that! I want you to do something about my looks. I need to look more like a man, a normal man," Eternity groaned.
Adelson narrowed his eyes suspiciously. "Why this sudden desire to change your looks?"
"Because I'm fed up of getting wolf whistles and cat calls every time I walk past normal guys! I mean, look at these hips, these are girls' hips, and these fingers are also girls' fingers!" Eternity stressed. "Men don't have these weird effeminate parts."
"Well, son, you're different, then. You're a special child."
"I look more like a freak than anything else." Eternity crossed his arms and pouted. "Look, except for Echo, all my friends are girls. Honestly, people would call me a pimp if I looked more macho. But sadly, I'm not masculine-looking enough… not at all, so I get called a woman instead. A woman. W-O-M-A-N," the lad spelled out slowly to emphasize his point. "Do you know how embarrassing it is for a man to be called a woman? Jesus."
"Aw, don't be gloomy. So, how has your track and field team been doing? I heard you won the 60 meter sprint last week." Adelson smiled proudly, averting the touchy topic into something else much pleasant. Although Adelson was never a man of sport, for the sake of his son, he discarded his dislike for sports and even learned a few things about them.
"It's fine. I guess… if I ignore the guys staring at my legs." Eternity complained, rolling his eyes. "Father, can't you do something about my appearance? I'm sick and tired of feeling like a pervert every time I look at myself in the mirror."
"Well...." Adelson knitted his brows as he thought over the numerous possibilities. "Would you like to do something risky like... having animal abilities?"
Tada, I am done. The length of the story will get longer. I wonder if you guys like it. Ok I am not very coherent since it is bloody 1:34 AM... for your sake, my readers, I have sacrificed my sanity... snore...I am actually writing something happy for once (Which is rare).
Please review so I know roughly how many people are interested in this story.
(Firs reviewer goes to Narq, congrats)
Narq: AW thank you so much for being the first reviewer and alerting the story. I am glad you like Eternity.
MewMewBaby: Thankie for alerting the story!
Bloodfeeder: Thanks for reviewing, alerting and favoriting the story! LOVE! You will see what DNA is implanted. You are pretty close though _
Essie: Thank you very much for your criticism. I have managed to spot several error thanks to you. Though, I would prefer someone betaing it.
BlanzFangurl: Perhaps I should have emphasis "in his eyes", well I got that feeling (bias?) from my gay friend. (Who is gay and thinks that way, except for his type of guys of course, otherwise...) I shall start breeding a bunch of animals (Yay to Animal Farm) to protect myself from your evil kittens... wait aren't yours supposed to be wolf pups? Anyway, I thank you for your review and alerting me and my story into your list. *BIG HUG*
Cooked Juice: LOL, perhaps you are right... I am in mood swing? Definately not pregnant mind you! _ But you are correct about me going from one type of story to another.
Fictatiousrambler: Wow, thanks for reviewing, alerting and favoriting the story. Also favorite me! Aw that is so sweet from your part.
xXKaiOfHeartsXx: lol, thanks for the review Though what do you mean by not easiest? (Eyes blinking curiously) ^_^ Thanks for adding this story to your alert and favorite list PLUS me to your alert and favorite author! You made my day!
PencilSketchS: I just love to think out of the box. Thanks for the review.
Tawny Owl: Thank you very much for your review (opinion) I really appreciate it! *hug* your little comment just makes my day less stressful! thankie!
sydchan: LOL Love your review. "He clearly didn't think that through since a beautiful boy would probably attract more attention than a beautiful girl."
VelvetyCheerio: Thank you for your honest criticism. I will learn from it. But just so you know, I am not writing a scientific lab report so I am not obliged to understand how DNA works. This is a slash fic like Catseye*Rose said, why need wife when this is a slash fic?
SuzannaR: Thanks for the review. It is very cute. Is the marathon running well? I will give the runners a hand then. *roll up my sleeves*
Diamond Dollar: Wow that forum actually works? And people there actually review slash story? Wow thanks a lot for reviewing and alerting the story.
wolfblood82: Thanks for reading this even though it is yaoi.
Royal Bliss: May I ask why are you reading this when it is clearly written yaoi? Gosh. You don't even know me and you are insulting me? Are you mental?
Kneecap: Thanks for the review.
Luna Turner: I want those eyes too~ I have a fetish for eyes. They are the ones capturing people's heart.
Fleur de l'est: Thanks for the review!
Guardrail: Aw, finally someone likes the study room. joy!
Z451: Yay, you support my background story telling. Thanks! For review, favorite and alert LOL triple score!
Godjinn: Thanks for your review. It is very cute. I have a love for rare name. My top boy name is Seifer Almasy. Gosh I need to find an Almasy guy and married him to name the kid Seifer LOL. that would never happen though.
Wicked Kitten 21: OMG did someone just say my description is effective? SNIFF *Tears of joy*
Sakina the Fallen Angel: Oh, I am glad it makes you think of CLAMPS.
mikey magee: Thanks for your review. Ha, I get people talking about the intro of the story a lot. LOL. I am too lazy to change it. I just felt like going to the point. *kaboom* Plus I am terrible in description. Anyway thanks a lot _ *hug*
Eurypon: Thanks for accepting Eternity as who he is. Sniff *happy tears* Yay to weird conversation between father and son.
Unforgettable-PoeticDreamer: Thanks, at least I still have hope with the "so far…".
Niki Tori: Hahaha, someone actually quoted that part! Love!
Chit Chat Cat: Yes I must have the time of the world to keep up with the demands… *shiver* wow "out of the box" really? *eyes sparkle*
Rainsoaked Archangel: OMGosh! gasp! so many delicious reviews. *hug Rainsoaked Archangel super tight* You have no idea how much joy your reviews bring to me! Yay! Finally someone who appreciates beautiful guys and rare names...
A good friend of mine decided to say something in return of the insult Royal Bliss had nicely given me. (Gotta love her!) She wrote:
Damn! I can't comment without login! Anyways, I suggest a reply along the following lines;
My dear friend,
I am most touched at your concern regarding my sexual and emotional well-being, but I can assure that I am quite satisfied with my gender. If you are going to psychologically analyse my story, it would be most enlightening to take the following into account.
The beautiful boy has been an admired element in many cultures - take Adonis, the lover of Aphrodite in Greek lore. Or St Sebastian, from the Renaissance. In my case, I take my inspiration from Japanese culture.
The first bishonen, or beautiful boy, of Japan is widely considered Genji, from The Tale of Genji, written in the early eleventh century. It puts a great accent on the boy's enchanting but effeminate looks, and concentrates on his (heterosexual) conquests.
The beautiful boy has been a part of many cultures. Women find him attractive in the way he breaks the traditional, overused, too-brutal masculine stereotype. This is not a proof of their being unsatisfied with their own genders - it's simply a matter of taste.
Also, the reason I and many others appreciate boy love is simple; were I to describe a girl commiting acts of love with this beautiful boy, I am afraid I would be quite consumed with jealousy, and would hate my own female character passionately enough lose all my inspiration for the story itself, which would be a real shame. I'm sure you understand.
So thank you very much for your fascinating psychological analysis, but I can assure you that I am perfectly happy with my gender, and would advise you to take a look at your own repressed feelings that make you seem so challenged at the idea of a woman appreciating anything but the precise male stereotype society will first put in front of her.
There, that should do the trick! Hope it helps!!