The next morning, The Gaylords created a master plan. They would sneak into the cloning chambers, and attempt to clone the gem. Nitsua needed to distract The President and his associates.
Alana and Naej snuck the gem into the chamber and followed the directions Nitsua had given them. When the machine was activated with the gem inside of it, the chamber lit up with beautiful colors, the same way Nitsua had described. Naej grabbed Alana's hand and they basked in the joy and beauty. When the machine beeped, indicating the job was complete, the door opened, and the rainbow gem remained, glittering - the single rainbow gem.
“It must only work on humans,” Naej theorized.
So Naej and Alana carefully begun the process of cloning Alana. They closed the machine’s door and Naej pressed the button. The room lit up in beautiful shades of blue… and when the machine beeped, indicating its completion, Alana stepped out. Her clones did not. Alana pulled out the gem and held it to her lips, “Hello? Is someone there?”