出生|Birth

  这个想法很早就有,但是一直拖着没有写,辛亏我加入了一个写小说的活动,于是在截止日期的要求下写完了,初稿为英文,希望我能在国庆改完并翻译成中文在10月9日凌晨翻译了中文并做了修改。

中文

  刘夕知道,从现在起他只能依靠自己了。他需要做的第一件事就是把人造子宫隐藏起来。

  一个月前,最后一个婴儿从人的子宫里出生。之后,每个婴儿都将从人造子宫中诞生。剖腹产的快速发展让新生儿的头围不再受限,骨盆大小对新生儿的头围不再有了选择。日益增加的头围让自然的生产变为了不可能。逐渐地,孕妇的怀胎也变得危险起来。

  听到有人下楼,刘夕被现实拽出了回忆。他必须更快,这样他才能保护这些未来的生命不受自然之卫的伤害。

  人造子宫的发明看起来无比美妙——母亲和婴儿都可以有一个更舒适、更安全的生活环境,但有一些人却反对这样的机器。“上帝创造了人类!人的分娩是上帝的要求!”他们说,“上帝被这些机器冒犯。”一个名为自然之卫的组织迅速建立了起来,他们授权自己摧毁所有人造子宫。在短短几天内,十几个国家的数千个人造子宫被毁,数百个未来的新生命失去了睁眼的机会,刘夕工作的和医院成为了他们的下一个攻击目标。

  在突然袭击的混乱开始后,联合国派遣士兵到各个没能有效遏制自然之卫活动的国家帮助稳定秩序,并为人造子宫建立了安全室,以防自然之卫摧毁人造子宫。但他们仍然低估了自然之卫,他们迅速冲入了和医院的大门,27名士兵倒在了门前。

  现在,在32台人造子宫机器在前面的只有一个医生,刘夕,装备有一把手枪与十五发子弹。自然之卫的人就在楼下,刘夕不知道他们还有多少人。但没有多少作战训练经验的刘夕知道,与他们作战绝不占优。他只能拖延他们,乞求增援。

  “我该怎么办?”成功地隐藏了这些人造子宫后,他自言自语道。这些32台机器的屏幕上显示着这些未来宝宝的情况,其中一些将会等待不到20天,一些可能等超过200天。但这并不重要。他们都是可爱和美丽的。他们不应该被楼下的人杀死。

  “哦,谈判。”只有谈判才能帮助他以及这些未来的生命得到一个机会,以对抗自然之卫,等待援军。

  他可以替换所有的标牌,使得自然之卫找不到这些机器,这意味着他有机会和他们谈判,因为自然之卫需要他去找人造子宫,他们不知道在哪里。

  越来越快,越来越快,越来越快。刘夕在医院里跑来跑去,拿着各种指向不同方向的牌子。幸运的是,在自然之卫找到他之前,他完成了。

  “你们找不到他们的。你们再也没法摧毁人造子宫了。这些机器是人的发明,而不是冒犯上帝的东西。我们只是让人们过上更好的生活。你知道吗?你的目的,剖腹产,其实也是人们发明的东西,甚至自然分娩也不是上帝的教导人们的,而是人的发明。我把人造子宫藏起来了。”

  寂静。

  自然之卫没有什么动作。只有那个头头举起了他的枪,然后是他身后的成员。刘夕闭上眼睛,把右手放进口袋,他知道谈判毫无价值,他只能把自己奉献给这些生命。

  突然,一颗子弹穿过了首领的头部。这让他的手下大乱。声音让刘夕睁开了眼。

  援军来了。

  刘夕汗流浃背。

  他倒下了,不知道还有多久才会有一场大战,也不知道医院会被占领多少次。

English

Jing knows that he can only depend on himself from now on. The first thing he needs to do is to hide the AUs.

30 days ago, the last baby birthed from his mother’s uterus. After that, every baby would bear from an artificial uterus (AU) due to the increasingly enlarging newborns’ head circumference, which is not limited by obstetric canal with the development of cesarean any longer, causing the circumstances that it is nearly impossible to have a natural childbirth, and even cesarean is quite dangerous no matter to the mother or to the newborn.

Hearing someone walking downstairs, Jing is drugged to reality. He must be quicker so that he could protect these future lives from the NG.

Good as the invention of the AU looks since both the mother and the baby can have a more comfortable and safer life, some people started to fight against AUs because they think that machines like that are what offends God who created people as well as how people give lives to their next generation, naming themselves Nature Guard (NG), who empowered themselves to destroy all AUs. After thousands of AUs in 10 nations were destroyed in just several days and hundreds of future new lives lost their chances to come to the Earth permanently, Love Hospital, where Jing is working, became their next attacking target.

After the beginning confusion in the sudden attack, the united nations dispatched soldiers to various nations where the NG’s activities were not effectively controlled and built safety rooms for AUs in case that the NG goes into the hospital. But they still underestimated the NG, who quickly went into the Love Hospital from the gate in this attack, making 27 soldiers die.

Now, in front of the 32 AUs in the hospital, there is only one doctor, Jing, who arms himself with 1 gun and 15 bullets. His opponent, several NG group members is now downstairs. Jing doesn’t know exactly where they are and how many people they have. What he knows is that fighting with them is not a good choice. He must delay them and beg for reinforcements.

“What can I do?” He says to himself after successfully hiding the AUs. Walking around these 32 AUs, he watches the screen expressing the circumstance of these future babies, some of them will breathe in less than 20 days, some of them may wait more than 200 days. But it doesn’t matter. They are all lovely and beautiful. They shouldn’t be killed by those who are downstairs.

“Oh, negotiation.” Only negotiation can help him as well as these future lives get a chance to survive the NG, waiting for reinforcements.

He can replace all the signs so that the NG cannot find these AUs, which means he could get a chance to negotiate with them since the NG needs him to find AUs since they don’t know where the AUs are.

Quicker, quicker, and quicker. Jing runs in the hospital, arming himself various signs directing to different ways. Luckily, he finishes before the NG finds him.

“You won’t find the AUs. You won’t destroy any AU for long. AUs are people’s inventions, not what offends God. We just make people have a better life. Do you know? What you are for, cesarean, is actually what people invent, and even the natural birth is not educated by God but people. I have hidden the AUs. Just leave.”

It does nothing. The leader of the NG group hangs up his gun. Closing eyes, putting his right hand into the pocket, Jing knows negotiation worth nothing, he can only devote himself to these lives.

Suddenly, a bullet goes through the leader’s head. That surprises the NG, making them noisy. Jing opens his eyes, finding that reinforcements have come.

Jing collapses with sweat, not knowing how long it will be before a great war and how many times the hospital will be occupied.