Einstein's Clones

They took the old man's brain out in '55 when he died.  Who knows why.  They weighed it, measured it, cut it up and studied it under microscopes.  What was left sat in a jar on a shelf in a university storeroom for sixty years after that.  Eventually, someone got the bright idea to try and clone him.  They had to try and clone someone; why not him?  So almost three quarters of a century after he died, Albert Einstein produced offspring.  Strictly speaking, they weren't really his children, they were more like brothers; seven twin brothers. 

The babies were separated, and placed with different sets of foster parents to allow them some sense of normalcy.  At first they were on the front pages of every newspaper in the world, but as the years went by, the public grew tired of the story, and by the time they were adults, only an occasional magazine article would feature the brothers.

Robert Einstein Mills was born with severe Down's syndrome.  After childhood, he moved into an adult home for the mentally challenged. Jay Einstein Thomas died at age 14 in an automobile accident.  Dylan Einstein McNeere grew up as a somewhat rebellious youth with an artistic flair.  After struggling with drug abuse for several years, he ended up living in a new-age ashram in Yapavi, Arizona.  John E. Holtz and Jon E. Ingman, the so-called twins, from a very early age, shared an uncanny mental link with each other.  As young children in separate families, both Jon and John were exceedingly shy and reclusive.  By the age of seven, the boys had somehow found each other on the Internet, and stayed in constant contact.  Acting seemingly from a single mind, the boys begged and pleaded Jon's parents to move to the same town as John's.  Once they were together, they refused to be separated. 

Morton Einstein Gorman was the star of the bunch.  He was the only one to demonstrate an elevated IQ from a very early age.  Every media story focused the most attention on him.  He sailed through school, and was offered his choice of any university in the world.  At the age eighteen, Morton legally changed his name to Albert Einstein II, as he was often referred to in the press.  Broad public affection quickly and abruptly evaporated however, after several disturbing episodes at University of Oxford revealed a deep-seated moral ambivalence.  He was suspended for plagiarism and other un-stated ethical violations.  After that, a floodgate of media reports of past indiscretions was unleashed.  Animal cruelty as a child, an old girlfriend claimed she was pressured into an abortion, credit fraud; torrid tales came out of the woodwork and brought Albert II's glory crashing down.  He quickly disappeared from public view.  Fleeing from a lawsuit from his book publisher, Albert II went into a self imposed exile. 

It was from this exile that he began plotting.  No one could imagine why, but he began formulating a plan to kill his brothers.

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