My mind just started
running, I woke up after staying in a void of nothingness to looking up at a
ceiling. The design of the ceiling made me assume that the current location is
located at a warehouse. It was cold, I was filled with several emotions that
felt like it was running through my veins, but one emotion stood out from the
rest. That emotion was the strongest of them all, it made the corner of my vision see
darkness looming around like it was clouds and dust. The emotion I was feeling was
fear. I tried to get out in an attempt to resist or find a way to stop this sickening
emotion, but I was stuck. Cuffs made me stay and the only action occurring was
that fear felt it was coming closer and closer in a form of darkness. The dark
clouds nearly took over my entire vision. Until a-
I heard a noise, the noise seemed like my saviour or prince charming because all my fear rushed away. Even though the darkness remained in the corner of my eyes, there was something inside. There was light glowing in the darkness, it looked like a pair of eyes, but it had a scary feature, the eyes contained no pupil. The glowing colour was white and it made it seem like it stood for something, for me, it meant hope. The fully white eye was glowing and coming closer and closer to me.
STEP, STEP, STEP!
Steps were the only thing I heard in this sound of quietness. A human came out of the darkness, a woman. Appearance-wise, she was young as a high school student, but this thing couldn’t be a human. Her eyes were the only thing that made me fear her. But I wanted to get out, I tried to call her to help me, but no voice was coming through my mouth.
The white eyes became darker to a grey colour and her lips which was shining bright moved into a smirk. “Experiment 300, you wonder why you can’t speak. Well, you have been given a drug that prevents you from that. Us scientists don’t want to hear your cry for help.”
Her voice was deep, it send me shivering and further my thought on whether she was a human. But the one thing that made me scared the most was when she called me Experiment 300.
“You know you have been given a brilliant opportunity to be here. After all, out of all the people in the city, you fit our description perfectly.”
I tried to cry for help, but the only action which occurred was feeling the drips of tears that were slowly coming down my eyes. WHY AM I HERE! WHY ME!
“Why am I here! Why me! Huh. You know your first words are quite different from the others. They usually say you are going to get caught. You won’t get away with this. I will kill you. Help me. Et cetera, et cetera”
Chills ran down my spine. What just happened, did she read my mind? Was she the devil or was she a witch? My emotion of fear rose. The clouds of darkness and fear came closer but stopped where the woman stood. It seemed like she was trying to befriend that fear. I couldn’t stop shaking and I couldn’t stop crying. When did I ever commit such a sin where my life could be in jeopardy.
“Well, since you asked that question I tell you why you are here. Your parents gave you away because you mean nothing to them.”
My mind froze, MY PARENT WOULD NEVER DO THAT-
“-Oh yes they did. Well to give you the story, we are part of the government that is trying to enhance human capabilities. Well in children terms, we are giving humans superpowers and our research is complete. We needed some experiments, but one thing we had to be aware of was enemy countries and spies. Some high authority people volunteered like me and I have the privilege of mind reading. But we didn’t have enough people, instead of volunteers from the city, we bought out young teenagers from parents with big debts. Weren’t you and your family living in a dump and having millions of dollars of debt. So instead of your parents care about you, they took the money.”
Superpowers and my family selling me off, this can’t be real this has to be a dream. I need to attempt to get out of this rotten dream. I tried to observe this situation, even though I couldn’t pinch myself, I could bite one area of my body. I bit my tongue and pressed harder and harder to get out of here. I heard alarms sound coming from the area, my tears increased in size and amount. I had to continue even if the pain was excruciating. Eventually, I stopped, this dream was reality, I was stuck here locked up and had no way to go home. I don’t want to live here, I want to die.
“You can go ahead and die, you know there are hundreds of thousands of other people who can do the job for us, not just you.”
I can’t do anything, I was stuck here, scared and couldn’t do anything. My life will just be meaningless and full of regrets if I leave this earth now. I would be just a single organism that is identical to every being that complies with whatever the worlds put on me.
“Okay since I have told you what there is to know, I have to accompany you to the main room.”
The cuffs were realised from my hand giving me the ability to move. I observed my surroundings, we were in a small room with a desk. On top of it was a computer and other devices which seemed too futuristic to be in this world. I saw a name tag on the desk, it said Mary LEE.
I had the perfect chance to escape the facility at this time, but I needed to consider other factors like blending in with the other scientist or people and consider the location. I couldn’t do anything because the woman probably knew my strategy and I wasn’t particularly familiar with where we were. But the most problematic factor was that I was scared, I was scared to move because I could still see and feel fear.
I was sitting on the bed I was put onto; the woman had her back turned around against me. I could see what she was doing from my vision, it seemed she was setting up an object similar to a collar, but it moved like an open bangle. It had a line through the middle and it was light glowing green. She went to be and put a collar around my neck and from the reflection from her computer, I saw the glow change, and something was coming out of it. It was a chain like a dog collar, the letters on the front showed Experiment 300. The chains put a strain on my neck, the weight was too much for me to handle. I was off-balance, then I fell on the floor. I didn’t feel on the floor because of the weight, I felt a sudden pinch on my neck.
“The collar is used for us to make you do not run away. The pinch you just felt is fluids to make you speak.”
“Ah, ah” I tested it out in a piano tone and saw it was true.
The woman grabbed the handle and walked outside of the room. Outside there were two other people dressed in security. I was glad I didn’t run away, if you looked at their build you can see that they have worked on their body for years if not decades.
The two security guards followed us, I didn’t pay attention to them much. The one thing which got my attention was the experiments being done. What I saw was animal torture, from the looks of things there were 2500 experiments done in the facility and the ones closest to us showed an injection that burned the animals to torture, freezes them to death and other unquestionable things. This wasn’t right, the horror scared me to death. But the thing which made me feel so disgusted was myself. I felt my tears, but I couldn’t help but look at the animals agonizing in pain.
I felt like I could see myself from distance. I saw myself smiling if not laughing at the torture being done on the animals. I could feel those feelings, a sense of euphoria of seeing the creatures get hurt.
Voices started were emerging from my head, I felt déjà vu like this has occurred once before. Memories pop into my head during the time I was a boy.
The scenery was an ordinary day, I was playing games on the newest gaming console during the time, the LS3. Wasting time was what I usually do but like I said before, the scenery was the only ordinary thing. The door was smashed open, I assumed a robbery was occurring in my house. The guy was wearing a mask protecting himself from being recognised. But the thing was he wasn’t after the money, he went straight to my mother cooking in the kitchen. He started bashing her, choking her till my mum was in a near-death state.
I was a weakling, all I could do was cry, I couldn’t do anything. Suddenly the image of a guy beating my mother turned into a void of darkness occurs, and voices spread.
ALEX, ALEX, ALEX. I AM GLAD TO BE BACK
That was a memory I through in the trash a long time ago, but for some reason, it returned to me. But that didn’t concern me because I instantly recognised what was going on. I THOUGHT I GOT RID OF YOU. I NEED MY PILLS, WHERE ARE THEY. STOP, GO AWAY. GO AWAY.
ALEX, PLEASE STOP, I’M JUST REMINDING YOU OF WHERE OUR FRIENDSHIP STARTED
NO, NO GO AWAY. I was laying on the floor, closing my eyes and covering my ears.
YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT ACTION IS WORTHLESS. I GAVE YOU WHAT YOU WANTED, BUT YOU STOPPED ME. WE COULD HAVE KILLED HIM!