"I did it, Artificial life!" 35-Year-old Nikola Tesla said to himself looking at George Scherff (His trusted assistant). " Is it alive?" George asked. " It's more than alive, It's the new step in Human evolution! With this thing, Humans will be able to live forever!" "Doctor, do you believe that god himself would accept this as a vessel for a soul?" " I won't need permission from your God, I am the only Divinity that this planet needs, I am the father of the new world."
Just as George was going to speak, the newborn being began to wake up. " It's waking up George!" " Doctor this is going to end terribly." George said with great worry. " Preposterous George, It's Alive, It's... Alive. I brought back the dead using recently deceased bodies and electrical currents." " My God, Dr.Tesla You created Frankenstein's Monster!" " Frankenstein was a fool to look at his creation with horror when he should have realized he created a way for life to continue even after our initial expiration date." "Did you ever read The Modern Prometheus?" "I did and as I stated, Victor Frankenstein was a fool to be surprised by his creation, He feared what he created while his creation wanted to be loved, it never felt love besides what it created in its head, watching over a family of farmers, up until one day by an unfortunate set of events, He is assaulted and forced to go away. The monster went back to following Victor in the shadows, until at some point years later after multiple physical interactions, In the end, Victor died due to Pneumonia and the monster committed suicide because his creator died. That is not going to happen with us." Tesla says Maniacally.
" The Monster should not have been created! It's not a plague however it's not a cure either. The Monster was created with a burden, The burden of not living for itself. why put such a curse, that we as humans have?" With that said the monster attempted to speak. " Where am I, Where's my Platoon?" " General Humphrey, my deepest condolences to you and your troops, and I thank you and them for their service, I gave you life again, I resurrected you from the mindless void you were occupying, you are the first Evolved Human. You are better than a regular man, You are perfect!"
"I want to go back to sleep, I do not wish to be part of a Mad Scientist experiment. All life was created to live and die, I do not wish to live past my death. Please send me back to sleep, I beg of you!" General Humphrey said weeping to Nikola. " I cannot General; I'm going to make you a worldwide hero, People centuries from now will thank you, you will be admired, and you will be the savior of Humanity! Why would you not want to be a part of this?
"Do you know of your own mistake by resurrecting me? You are a man with godly Intellect but that's just it, you are just a man, you were given a gift and what do you do with this gift? You do not realize the set of events you have crafted for a perfect recipe for disaster. Do you think God created life to serve him or is it possible that God created life for just that, for Life? Do you believe in experimenting on me to create more of Me will help with Man's weaknesses?"
" I believe invention is the most important product of man's creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of the mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs. That's what I'm doing here today and that's what I plan for the future, and that's what I believe." " How can a decaying present start the rise of a pristine future?" George questioned Tesla's intent. "Simple. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine."
" I do not wish to be a part of your future; I do not belong here now in the present as I stand now. I wish to return back into the soil and let myself decay." The General said as he grabbed a nearby scalpel and flipped it around facing his gut. " God and Man would agree that Everlasting life is not a life of true living. Thank you for giving me a second chance of life Dr. Tesla but this is not life, this is Hell." The General cried out before he stabbed himself in the gut.
" NO, NO, NO. George help me patch him up." " NO, respect the dead and respect his wishes." George said fed up with Tesla " How can you just stand there and let the chance of a perfect future quite literally bleed out?" Tesla cries out with watery eyes. " The General calls out to Tesla with his last breath, " Doctor, you have a gift; Let your gift be the presence of a future." George and Tesla sit in silence staring at the general's body then all of a sudden, Tesla stood up and said
"You were right."
(NOTE TO READER: I used actual Tesla quotes in the story.)