Nitsua’s impending cloning was the most important step of The Gaylords’ plan. They had been organizing for years, working toward their dream of a world where they felt free to be themselves. After the cloning, they knew they would finally have the numbers they needed to overthrow The President and his binary philosophies.
Collectively, The Gaylords asked the universe for guidance. How can we create a world that is safe for all of us to be truly ourselves? And at that very moment, light and forbidden colors flickered in the corner of their eyes. Nax, one of the leaders in the movement, spotted the source of the light in a nearby rockbed. The Gaylords gathered around the rock as Nax unearthed a small rock glowing from within… it was a beautiful glowing rainbow gem - THE rainbow gem.
Color had been forbidden for so long and the beauty of the gem was marvelous and overwhelming to behold. The Gaylords each took a moment to hold the gem and bask in its rainbow light. Curiously, the gem seemed to react uniquely to the individual's touch. Shades of red, orange, green, blue, indigo, and violet would shift, strengthen, or disappear. The gem had a magical ability to reflect and sense the unique personality and vibrations of each person who held it. And when they looked at their reflection in the gem, their eyes glowed beautiful vivid colors.
The Gaylords did not fully understand the power of the gem, but they did know that they had asked The Universe for guidance, and The Universe gave them this magical gem.
It was a beacon of hope for their mission, and it was to be protected at all costs. They knew that if the gem was discovered by anyone outside of their society, they would all be punished, and the gem would be destroyed. So when Nitsua held the gem tightly in his palm and walked toward The President’s cloning chambers, it felt as though time had stopped and his heart’s racing was all he could hear.