The Android (Animorphs, Book 10)
K. A. Applegate
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When Marco runs into his old friend Erek he doesn't think too much of it. He's got a couple of important things to do. Like helping to save the world. But then Marco finds out Erek's been hanging with kids at the Sharing. And he starts to think that something's just a little weird going on.
So Marco, Jake and Ax decide to morph and check old Erek out. Just to see if he's been infested with a Yeerk. The good news is that Erek's not a human controller. The bad news is that Erek's not even human . . .
"And you stayed as a slave?" Jake asked. "You could have taken over Egypt. You could have taken over the world." "No. We are not the Yeerks," he said coldly. "You see, when our creators made us, they hardwired us for nonviolence. We are not capable of hurting another living being. No Chee has ever taken a life." Just then, I noticed a group of four Chee walking quickly toward us. Erek saw them, too. Even though I know his "face" was just a hologram, it seemed to me he was annoyed. "What have
began to grow slightly smaller. Suddenly, I couldn't stand up anymore. I fell forward onto my calloused pads. Only then did the fur begin to grow. It was a good thing, too. I was one ugly animal without fur. The reddish fur sprouted quickly, like the world's fastest grass. It just seemed to explode out of my skin, long and silky.
Pemalites.'" "Ax?" Jake asked. "You haven't said much." Ax was in human morph, of course, since we were in the barn. "As you know, we Andalites are not supposed to interfere in the lives of other species. I am already breaking that law with you. And I am proud to be breaking that law in this case. But the Chee . . . Chee! It makes a funny sound, doesn't it? Chee." He smiled with his human mouth, then grew serious again. "The Chee are a different species. Older than Andalites. I feel . . . badly
we had to go down again.> WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! We hit steel again, and each impact sent dust clouds swirling.