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The next day I think I'm better prepared, thinking about the stories to these people all night. I was telling them to I-Chaya, his growl sounded like agreement to me when I asked him, if the stories are good.
But the doctors just take me and I-Chaya to some completely different building. The walls are all white and it looks like a hospital in the Earth movies mother watches sometimes. Then we come to some doors with "start" written on them and Healer Sorel says I-Chaya stays here and Doctor Corrigan takes me to other doors. There is "start" written on them as well.
"Doctor Corrigan?" I ask. "What do I do in there?"
And Doctor Corrigan told me. So, they led me and I-Chaya to two separate mazes. Maze is a place where there are many corners and corridors and it's very difficult to find your way through it. I walked inside and there was much white colour. So much it made me a bit uneasy, because it made searching for my way through difficult.
I was there for very, very long time and still couldn't find my way. I wanted to sit on the ground and cry. I wanted mother and I-Chaya and not this maze – but then an image of my mother with sad but ho-pe-full expression on her face came to my mind and I continued. I need to be strong. I need to find my way, so I would be smart and mother would be proud.
And then I finally came across doors with "Finish" on them.
Doctor says that I-Chaya had been out of his maze for hours, which makes me a bit sad that I-Chaya is smarter. But maybe un-de-ve-lo-ped at birth sehlats are smarter than normal ones?
The maze happens several more times. I'm getting better I think – I write it in the log Healer Sorel presented me with, to write 'report on my progress'. I think it's a bit silly, because I do not think there was much progress – sorry, Healer Sorel, if you are reading this!
I-Chaya does not have to write anything – he's sleeping most of the time we are not tested. I'm tired, too, but I do not need as much rest as he does, so I write in the report. I like the PADD – it corrects some of my wrongly written words.
I almost forgot – Doctor Corrigan visited us some time ago. He said we (meaning me and I-Chaya) will have 'the surgery' tomorrow.
Does that mean we will be smart?