...ape. The sky outside was dark, rain
ran down the cape and pattered on the hood, created puddles in the
soft ground.Tilian and Liz lived in
their own house for nineteen years now. Shortly after he had finished
it their son had been born. And in contrast to Liz, who's more
similar to a human being than Tilian, Fabian is a full reptile too.
He looked a lot like his father, except some details in his face. It
was hard to see who the father and who the son was. But by now most
people of the tribe could recognize who was who.The clone, being "double"
as old as Fabian, hadn't changed a lot in the last years and was with
his 38 years still the same. If he had been human. However, in truth
Tilian was just twenty years old. But he had been around nineteen
when he had come to life, so his outward age was 38.Before their son's birth
he and Liz had begun the boundary between a man and a woman, they had
married the traditional way under the spring. Liz still teased him
with his appearance on that day. In the traditional clothing he had
looked quite...hilarious.Tilian reached the
outskirts by boat within half an hour. The swamp had been reduced by
Landmark City years ago. Now there were lots of new houses,
appartments of small families and so on. The le...