October 9th 2038
No drones are allowed to fly within 10 miles of this secretive military installation. It was chosen specifically because it is in one of the few blind spots remaining on earth. They have even managed to make the facility invisible to satellites. The military doesn't want any spying going on.
Even were a satellite able to see the facility, it would look from the outside like it was just a normal military base, with the exception of the unusually large amount of scientists and doctors who entered and left it daily. Of course the military wanted it to appear this way because what was going on inside was far from normal.
Two men are speaking to one another in Mandarin. One is tall and broad and wears some slight wrinkles, portraying his age. He is in a heavily decorated uniform with a greenish tinge, and stripes and patches, indicating his military rank. The other is short and pudgy, and also somewhat wrinkly, though less so. This man is dressed up in a nice suit, and spends much of his time in public as a physician, caring for the sick. His time in the "program" however has mostly been spent tending to the healthy.
"Wong Fun you need to stop worrying, we have this under control, this is precisely the kind of scenario the program was built for. We are prepared and we will handle this." Xiang Yu the military general said.
"I will never feel prepared Xiang Yu. You know we have both been on the program from the beginning, what now 18 years? Through the ups and downs. The Americans nearly discovered the program what about 2 years in? In any case I will always be worried, it is my job as a physician. I do not want anything to happen to them." Wong Fun responded, in a worried manner.
"Doctor these men are the best soldiers we have, they are ready! The program has matured. 18 years is plenty of time, we are prepared. President Xi Mingze has been informed and she has given the go ahead. You should be excited doctor, our baby is all grown up now!" General Xiang said, forcefully.
"I just don't want anything to happen to them is all." Wong Fun replied.
"They are soldiers, this is what we prepared them for. By defecting the others have declared war! They cannot win, no matter how good they are. There are only two and they will be CRUSHED!"
"You are overly excited about losing two of our ..."
"Of course I am excited, I have been waiting for 18 years to see the program activated. 18 years we have spent training them, testing their physique and intelligence. How many doctors, scientists and military personnel have been involved in all this time? Too many to enumerate. We have had to hire groups to suppress the Americans and Israelis from gathering any hint of intelligence on the program. It is time that we find out what we are made of." General Xiang explained.
"And what is your plan when this operation is finished, you can't exactly put the genie back in the bottle!" Wong Fun asked.
"No one outside of this group and the President will ever know of the existence of the program, that is why we are activating them in the first place. The two who have escaped have only been gone for two hours, a two hour head start is not enough to do damage. They have not even left China yet, this we know for sure, we have shut down all outgoing planes and trains. The program must be kept secret, it is our main weapon against American aggression." General Xiang answered.
"But the Americans have mostly left us alone, yes they push against us in the ocean but for the most part they leave us be. What if this is the only time we get to use the program, and against two of our own no less?"
"I assure you this will not be the last time. This is their first test, but I have plenty of missions lined up waiting for them af..., what is happening?" General Yu wondered.
The lights inside the building all went out. The two men heard a few gunshots and then complete silence.
"Could it be the two have launched an attack?" Wong Fun questioned.
"They will be crushed if that is the case! What the, huh?" General Xiang said, startled by what he saw.
"Surprised General? So good to see you doctor." Said a lean muscular man.
The man that stood before them was about 6 foot 5 inches tall. He was quite thin and had a pale face. The tactical gear he wore mostly hid his muscular body, but his large forearms were on full display. The general and the doctor knew this man well, as he was a "participant" in the program.
"What are you doing? You should be preparing to round up the two!" General Xiang replied.
"Oh trust me, we are preparing to find the others. But we will no longer be taking orders from you, I must say. You see, as you know we are superior to you in every way. It is now our time to rule." The man explained.
"Guards! Come to me! We must subdue a member of the program" Shouted the General into his radio.
"I am sorry to inform you General, you have no guards any more. You see my men..."
"Your men? They are the property of the Chinese National Government!" General Xiang exclaimed.
"General please do not interrupt. Grab him please soldiers."
From the shadows appeared a man and a woman, both of quite similar physique. There was one on each side of the general and they each grabbed an arm and lifted him with ease off of the ground.
"You won't get away with this!" General Xiang shouted.
"Oh but general, I already have. I am claiming control of the program you see. And the problem is as you know, the whole of the Chinese military is not mighty enough to crush it, nor any world military for that matter." The man said.
"How could you?" Asked doctor Wong.
"Dear doctor, I must say of all the people involved in the program, you are my favorite. A real person of the people you are! The problem is that for 18 years we have been ordered around, but it is we who are superior. Why should we be taking orders from others? It is we who should be giving the orders! The world should tremble before us!"
"You cannot do this please you must listen to reason." Doctor Wong pleaded.
"Doctor, I am truly sorry but time is running short for us. You see we hadn't planned to seize control of the program quite so early, but the two have forced our hand."
Doctor Wong looked away briefly, only to see to his horror that the General was laying on the ground, blood gushing from his throat.
"How, how could you?" Doctor Wong asked horrified.
"It pains me to have to do this doctor, the general is one thing, that loud mouth. You on the other hand are an incredible and decent human being. But the program must remain a secret." The man replied.
At that the doctor also laid upon the floor, the life draining from his face.
"It is a shame we had to eliminate the poor doctor, but time is of the essence. We need to split into two teams. The larger team needs to search for the missing two, the smaller team will come with me to obtain President Xi." The man said, clearly identifying himself as the leader of the group.
"Yes sir!" The mysterious man's two lieutenants shouted out speaking in English now.
"Please quickly bring the teams before me." The leader said.
"Yes sir." The lieutenants responded.
The man stared at the doctor laying on the floor. He gave the aura of a true sense of remorse. He had truly liked the doctor, and it had not been his plan originally to kill him. But time was of the essence. He looked up to see a large group quickly gathering before him. He continued to speak in perfect English.
"Men and women, there is no turning back now. The plan has been set into full motion. It is unfortunate that we have had to alter the plan, and to kill the poor doctor. I am sorry as I know many of you had similar feelings for the doctor, but it needed to be done. You may take out your full fury over this unfortunate incident on the two when they are captured. It is those two who are directly responsible for his death. It is of utmost importance that we stop them before they reach another government. For group number 2 your job will be to bring the two, but you must bring them back ALIVE. All of us would like to have a moment to take out our vengeance upon them!" The leader said.
"Group number 1 will come with me to take the President. We will take her alive, is that understood?" The leader asked.
"From there we will go to the U.S., we will begin in Washington D.C. Group number 2, in the unlikely scenario that you are unable to obtain the other 2 within 10 hours, you must rejoin us. There is nothing they will be able to do once we get to the States anyhow. We will be in full control."
"Ok now let us go on our respective missions."
As the leader began to walk toward his vehicle his two lieutenants caught up with him and pulled him back from the group.
"Sir I know we are to lead group 2, but are you not worried if we cannot find the other 2?"
"No soldiers, it does not worry me in the least. They know that they cannot take on the whole group by themselves, they will go and hide like cowards. In fact I have an idea of where they are heading anyway."
"Where is that sir?"
And with that he jumped in his vehicle and was off to the capital.
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