08 April 2009
Now this was awkward.
Sara wanted Robert, Greg, Doug and I to meet with that guy Kieron and his friends. Which obviously meant they had talents; I mean why else would she want us to meet.
Kieron introduced his friends; Oliver and Jeniffer. We all exchanged greetings and sat down in our living room. We had to pull a few chairs from our dining table, but we managed to all fit.
Sara broke the silent tension in the room, "okay well we are all here because we have connections with the R.F.I.. Greg and Doug," she pointed at the twins, "they worked there, but they helped rescue us and stop them. Now Robert and Lydia," Sara now gestured towards us, "both have talents. Robert can see the future and Lydia can influence minds. I used to have one, the same one as Kieron actually, but I lost it when my chip was extracted. Now Kieron said Oliver, you can read minds and Jeniffer can create fire? Right?" They both nodded, "okay, so -."
"Do they still have chips?" Robert interrupted.
The 3 looked worried.
"Now I don't know if it is bad, since the R.F.I. aren't here anymore, but I don't know if we should take any chances," the five of us nodded knowing we should get them out. "Will we lose our abilities, like you?" Oliver asked Sara.
"When were you guys fully aware of your talents?" Jeniffer had said 5, Oliver 6 and Kieron 6 as well. "Yeah you will probably still have yours, my talent was never fully developed. But my chip was implanted when I was 13, so you really have nothing to worry about."
I soon let my mind drift and began wondering whether or not Oliver could read Robert's or my mind. Or if he was trying because every time I looked at him, he looked like he was concentrating really hard. But them something came to my mind, which had yet to be addressed, "did the R.F.I. ever try to capture y'all and upgrade you?" I asked the 3. They all shook their heads, "should we have been?" asked Jeniffer.
"Well Sara, Robert and I were and they said they were trying to get every chip upgraded and they were able to track chips." Then I was mainly questioning to myself, "why would they leave you guys alone?"
"Well maybe there were some they were waiting on, like finish the first group, then move on to the next," Greg suggested.
"Maybe," Sara said, "do your families know?"
They all shook their heads.
They probably do, they just haven't told them.
"Well my brother does," Jeniffer stated.
"Does he have a talent too?" Robert asked.
"Psh, Jones? No way. He wishes he did though," she laughed.
Jones? Could just be another one. Plus we knew for a fact Jones still had his and he has never mentioned a sister.
"Jones?" Robert questioned, "what's his last name?"
"Robert, what is his last name?" I asked.
"Harper," Jeniffer and Robert said at the same time.
Everyone's mouth dropped.
"You know her brother?" Kieron asked.
"Yes, we all do. But your brother does have a talent," Robert said.
They all laughed.
How could he not tell them?
"Like what?" Oliver asked sarcastically.
"He has like super hearing," Robert said trying to find the right words.
Now they all were really laughing.
"He was at the R.F.I. with us and he even ... captured Sara to take her to the headquarters. Where was your brother in November or New Years Eve or like the whole month of January?" He asked almost angrily.
"Well I don't really keep track of him, because he is with my parents. But I didn't hear anything about him being gone or whatever, but for New Years Eve, all of us were at a bon fire party"
Robert shook his head, "so you all were at the party, out in the middle of nowhere with the fireworks," he asked the 3.
"Geez," he slapped his forehead, "we probably crossed paths so many time and never knew it."
"You all were there too?" Kieron asked.
"Well Sara and I were sort of. Sara was there first, but I had a vision of her being kidnapped, so I was running around frantically trying to find her. When I did, your brother and a group of others took her and knocked me out," Robert said uneasy.
"I don't believe you, Jones wouldn't do something like that," Jeniffer said.
"Fine, but why don't you ask him yourself or better bring him here," he said.
"I will," Jeniffer said harshly.
Now this would be awkward.
12 February 2009
At least it was Art History, I loved art but I definitely did not study anything last night.
I knew Sara and I wouldn't have this class, because I didn't change this class, unless she changed hers, but I doubt it.
For two hours, the professor had us analyze Renaissance Art, but my mind still wandered to her. She intrigued me for some reason that I did not know.
Finally class ended , thankfully it was my only class of the day.
I decided to go to this restaurant Veggie Heaven for an early lunch (it is a vegetarian restaurant) their food is vegan Asian food and it was great, because sometimes it was hard to find meals without meat.
I found a table near the back corner and ordered my faux chicken and noodles meal. When I looked up at the table across from me I saw... Sara, reading a book. She hadn't seen me yet.
Wow, Sara's a veg? Seems like we have some stuff in common.
I was debating whether to talk to her or not.
"Go, say something!" I shouted in my head.
"Sara?" I questioned, trying to sound surprised.
She glanced up and smiled.
"Wow this is so weird, we keep bumping into each other," I said.
"If I didn't know any better, I would think you were stalking me," she chuckled and so did I, "do you want to join me?" she asked.
Yes! I am starting to think she likes me.
I got up and sat across from her at the table.
"So why did you run off yesterday?" she questioned.
"Oh my friends threw me a surprise party, since it was my birthday."
"You didn't tell me is was your b-day," she said rather annoyed.
"Well I don't like making a big fuss about it."
She nodded, "well happy belated birthday."
We were talking for a while, then our food came and we would say something in between bites, but it wasn't a very interesting conversation, but I didn't mind. Besides I couldn't take my eyes off of her.
Then out of nowhere, she asked, "so are you going to tell me what it was that I wouldn't believe?"
Darn. Um. Tell her? Don't tell her?
I decided I should.
"If I do, can I tell you somewhere more private?"
So I paid for both of us, she looked uncomfortable when I did this, but I wanted to be nice.
"Thank you," she muttered when we were leaving.
We began walking to the park and found a bench where no one was walking by. We sat down and I let out a sigh and began.
"Okay, so this will sound crazy and you will probably think I am weird, but I should tell you. Uh, my friends will kill me but whatever," Sara began smiling. That's odd. "So... uh... I have this ability... well let me start at the beginning. There is this group called the R.F.I. that are trying to control people and their abilities, for something but I am not sure why," she was now nodding.
But I continued, "so these abilities are like, reading minds, seeing the future, creating or moving things with the mind and other things like that. My ability is," I sighed again, "I can stop peoples abilities and not let them into my head. I don't have a name for what it is, but I have had it since I was maybe...6. Okay... well that is mainly it. Oh wait...my adopted parents turned out to be working with this group and wanted me controlled as well. Which is the real reason why I left Washington." I looked at Sara, who was still grinning and also had a look of understanding.
What is wrong with her?
Then she glanced at me and started up, "okay, so first off your talent is called Being Impenetrable," I gave her a confused look, "I should know, because that was my talent," she mumbled.
"Whoa, wait, what? You have one to?"
"Had one," she corrected.
My mouth dropped.
"Okay, so let me talk," she said, "the R.F.I.were controlling people with chips that they implanted. Which is also the reason for your talent. But yours is probably permanent since they got to you when you were young. The reason they did it, was to create a perfect society of emotionless, talented robots practically -"
"Wait, how do you know all this?" I interrupted.
"Because I was being controlled by them and they even said that that was their plan."
"Ah, so are they still out there?" I was nervous, I didn't want to be controlled.
"No, well not the R.F.I. at least, we were able to stop them."
"What, whose 'we'" Wow, she stopped them?
"My friends and I got the Police and about 40 plus people to come and stop them in their headquarters in Portland. Blew up the building and the Police took the R.F.I. members into custody. They also shut down each one that was all over the World."
My mouth was still agape.
"Yeah so hopefully we are safe. Wait do you know if you still have a chip in you?" She questioned with a worried look.
She came over and bent my head to take a look at my neck.
"Hm... dang it, you do, I can see the outline of it," she stated.
Uh oh, "is that bad?"
"I don't think so."
"I should ask my boyfriend," she said nonchalantly. My face fell, she has a boyfriend? Of course.
But she kept talking, without meeting my eyes, "Greg and Doug may also know what to do. So your friends, do they have talents as well?"
I nodded, "my friend Jeniffer can create fire with her mind and Oliver can read minds."
"Cool, we should probably all meet. I bet your friends still have chips as well."
I nodded, "So how did you lose your ability?"
"Well they put my chip in when I was older, so when it was taken out, it didn't have a chance to become permanent. So I lost it."
"Does your boyfriend and friends have abilities too?" it hurt when I said boyfriend.
"Yes, Robert can see the future, Lydia can influence minds, but Doug and Greg have none, they were just workers of the R.F.I."
"Oh," was all I could say.
"Well I think we should meet each others friend's now," she added.
And I nodded.
I felt bad for running off on Sara like that, but I had more important things.
Jeniffer had texted me telling me it was urgent, besides I couldn't tell Sara the truth.
I didn't even really know her, I mean we just met a few hours ago, so how could I tell her that, besides my friends would kill me if I did.
I walked to Oliver's house, luckily he lived close to the University.
I ran inside the house (for some reason it was unlocked) "What's going on? What is so urgent?" I practically shouted.
"SURPRISE!" And about 30 people jumped from behind the tables and sofas.
A surprise party, crap, I had wished they didn't remember it was my birthday, but they obviously did.
Jeniffer and Oliver (my two best friends) walked over.
"Happy birthday," they both said in sync.
"Thanks, you guys didn't really need to do this."
"Yes we did and we know you love it," Jeniffer said sarcastically.
"Okay cake time!" Oliver shouted so everyone knew to run to the dining room.
They completely went overboard with the decorations in the house. Everywhere was scattered with balloons, banners saying "happy birthday" and party favors.
Oliver came carrying the HUGE cake, which I knew was my favorite of red velvet with cream cheese icing.
"Okay Jeniffer light the candles," Oliver said.
She began staring intently on the 20 candles and they slowly began to come to life. (Jeniffer had Pyrokinesis or she could create fire with her mind, Oliver on the other hand could read minds). Slowly the "Happy Birthday" song came to life, when it was finished everyone was chanting "make a wish."
So I did, which was, well I can't say, it ruins the wish. Then I took a deep breath and let it out and surprisingly blew out all the candles in one go.
Then they slowly began to re-light.
They used the trick candles on me.
But then i glanced at Jen who was grinning like and idiot. I hated having a pyro during things like this.
So I blew them out... again and gave her a glare, so she wouldn't do it again. Luckily she didn't.
"Hey, happy birthday man," one of my other friends, Jones said.
"Thanks, glad you could come," said I.
"No problem. Wow 20, geez I am still so young compared to you," Jones remarked.
"Your only 3 years younger. Not that big of a difference.
Jones and I had become friends, because Jen is his sister. But we were definitely not that close, compared to Oliver and Jen.
Well my party lasted a few more hours, but I had class the next day, so I needed to go and study.
I thanked everyone who came and especially Olli and Jen for the surprise and headed for my dorm.
I had lucked into having my own dorm, because my roommate had dropped out and they never found a replacement, so I enjoyed the alone time.
I pulled out my Art History book and tried to study, but my mind kept drifting to Sara. I went back and forth in my head, whether I should tell her what I was about and why I hated my adopted parents so much, but I decided it could wait.
I still wasn't sure who I could trust.
11 February 2009
"I can't get into his mind," she said, kind of upset.
My mouth dropped, "is it like how it was with me?"
"Yeah, it feels the exact same, meaning he might have a talent. He may even have a chip. I don't know."
"Wow," was all I could say.
"So...I think you should try and find out as much as possible," she said and grinned.
"Uh, but I am not good at that nosy stuff, that's you specialty."
She laughed, "yeah, but just act normal, ask regular friendly things, go have a coffee," my eyes widened, "yeah you didn't think I heard that did you, but I won't say anything to Robert. He gets jealous really easily.
Crap, what did I just get myself into.
I sat in my room thinking of things to ask Kieron, until I had to go to my English class.
I left 10 'til noon, unfortunately Lydia and I did not have this class together.
When I got there, almost all the seats were taken, since I was in a small class, there was only about 30 of us in there. But I managed to find a seat near the back.
Class was just about to start, when guess who burst in; Kieron.
Geez, it is like he is stalking me.
The only empty seat was next to me. Of course.
His face lit up when he saw me.
"Do you need a pen?" I asked trying to be polite, since he asked earlier.
He shook his head, "when I went back to my dorm, I found one, but thanks anyway."
When class ended he ran up to me, "well that is so crazy, us having another class together."
"Yeah, so crazy," I tried not to sound so harsh, but it did come out rather mockingly.
His face fell...again.
Geez, "do you want to go get a coffee now?" I asked trying to do what Lydia told me.
"Sure," and he lit back up.
We went to the coffee shop on campus and grabbed a table outside.
"So are you from Texas?" I asked.
"No, I was born in Seattle and lived there my whole life, but I wanted something different, so that's why I chose Austin. What about you?"
"I was born in Norfolk, Connecticut, but I have lived in so many different places. I moved to Austin a year ago from Portland and I decided to stay and go to school here."
Our conversation was other stuff like this for about an hour, talking about our majors and things. All I knew was he was a sophomore, 20 years old and was a Philosophy major. This didn't help me too much, but then we got into our family.
"Well I was adopted, my parents were killed when I was almost 2, so this couple decided to take me in," he said as if it was nothing.
Well maybe he did have a talent and got it when he was young, that same type of things happened to both Robert and Lydia.
"I'm sorry about that," I said truly.
"It's alright, it doesn't bother me anymore. Except when I see my 'parents' I am disgusted," he mumbled the last bit.
I gave him a questioning look.
"It's a long story and besides you wouldn't believe me."
I smiled at that, "try me."
Then his mobile phone beeped; it was a text.
"Uh...sorry Sara, but I have to go. Maybe another time?"
I nodded and he ran off.
Ugh, school and an 8 o'clock class.
"Yeah, I'll be out in a minute," I yelled back.
I had made her late to class before, but I don't know why she waits for me.
I began to feel something in my head, then I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my back pack and stepped out the door. It frustrates me so much when she does that to me.
Lydia is my best friend, who can by the way influence peoples mind, which is what she just did. She rarely did it but I guess she didn't want to be late... again.
"You know I really hate when you do that," I mumbled.
"Well I really hate being late," she said calmly.
We walked to the University, our apartment was only a 5 minute walk to school.
Lydia and I shared the apartment with my boyfriend Robert, Lydia's boyfriend Doug and his twin brother Greg. Yes, it was a weird group, but only 9 months ago we were being controlled by insane people, who wanted us as weapons to help create a new society.
Luckily we stopped the R.F.I. and hopefully AMICAL as well.
St. Edwards University was a beautiful campus, especially on days like this. The sun was rising and it was clear blue skies, so the way it shined off the trees and the extremely green grass, it looked like a picture. The school had buildings that to me looked like a castle, but it was more like a catholic church. It also had very modern buildings as well, but it definitely was an awesome atmosphere.
Lydia and I walked into our Psych class, I was so relieved when I knew her and I had taken classes together, it made me feel so much more comfortable, because I still hated new experiences.
Her and I never sat next to on another though, mainly because we always end up distracting each other. So I sat in a new seat, because my usual was taken.
"Um...d...do you have a pencil I could borrow?" came from the voice next to me.
Whoa, deja vu. Why is there always a guy next to me asking for writing utensils.
This guy had very light brown eyes, olive skin, and dark brown hair. He looked familiar and for some reason reminded me of Robert. But I had never seen him before, maybe he was new? He probably just reminded me of him, because he asked a similar question, like Robert did when I first met him.
"Yeah," I reached into my bag and pulled out a pen, "is a pen alright?"
He just nodded and I handed it to him.
He seemed so nervous, maybe he was like me and didn't like new things.
After our lecture was over, I headed out the door to meet up with Lydia, when I heard that guy say something. I turned my head and he had my pen extended for me to take.
"Th...thanks again," he stumbled out.
"No problem. Oh by the way, I am Sara," I held out my hand.
"I'm Kieron," he said as we shook hands.
"So are you new here?"
"Yeah, well to this class anyway, I changed my schedule."
"Oh, cool," I couldn't think of anything better to say. Then there was an extremely long and awkward silence until he blurted out, "do you maybe want to go and get a coffee?"
"Uh..." I glanced at Lydia, who was still waiting for me, but she was giving me a weird look, like I shouldn't be talking to this guy, "maybe some other time," I didn't want to completely say no, he looked too nice.
"Oh okay," he said as his face fell, "well I will see you around right?" he hoped.
I just nodded and headed to where Lydia was.
"And who was that?" she demanded, she was still a gossip queen.
"Just some guy, his name is Kieron. I don't really know him."
"Mhmm, sure," she said sarcastically.
"Whatever," and we headed back to our apartment.
My next class was at noon, so I had some down time.
We stepped into the living room. There was a long dark blue couch in the middle facing a flat screen T.V. (We all pitched in for it, besides Greg and Doug are loaded), and a glass coffee table in the middle.
We didn't have much furniture.
Robert was in the kitchen making his breakfast, which of course was cereal. He never worked on Mondays, but Greg and Doug did, they must have already left to the garage.
"Hey, how was class?" Robert greeted.
"Good, but you better watch out, Sara was totally chatting up some guy," Lydia stated.
Robert's face went from happy-go-lucky straight to jealousy.
"Was not, he asked to borrow a pencil, then after class he returned it and we just introduced ourselves. That's it," I didn't mention the coffee bit, didn't need Robert even more jealous.
"Well," he said as he mockingly stroked his chin, "it seems guys like to hit on Sara by asking for something to write with," he smirked, "I did, if you remember," he glanced at me.
"Psh, that was not hitting on or flirting, besides you didn't talk to me until like a week later."
"Yes, but when I did, I asked you out," he walked over and gave me a kiss.
I rolled my eyes, but smiled at him. I am glad he wasn't mad at me.
"You do know it will be a year since that date next week," Robert said.
"I know and it has been a year since I moved too. It is so weird to think about, I mean next month in November it will be a year since..." I drifted off, I didn't want to say it.
He just nodded, then went to eating his cereal.
"Sara can I talk to you?" Lydia was pulling me by my arm into her room.
"I guess I have no choice," I laughed out.
"There's something with that guy Kieron."
- The Compromise
- Every Second Counts
- Everything Changes
- The Final Incident
- One Last Time
- Open Your Eyes
But I suppose to help I might as well write the Prologue on here as well. And please give me criticism on this prologue (I am not doing it backwards this time) but I wrote it in my car when I got the idea, so I need it. Enjoy. :D
The time has come for me to run for my life...again. These near death experiences seem to lurk just around the corner for me all the time.
Why must people want my friends and I so badly to complete their plans? But this time around the group, whoever they were or whatever they were, are much more dangerous then the one's who were after us last time.
I wish I could just have a normal life, but it will never happen I suppose. Even my love life isn't normal.
But I do have Robert, Lydia, Doug, and Greg, along with some new help.
We will stop whoever this is, we did it last time and we will do it again.
No one could hold us down.
02 February 2009
Have you ever been in danger?. For sure i have and not just once, but many times. My life was in danger the minute I moved to Texas and i didn't even know it. I know danger lurks around the corner all the time, like crazy people trying to kill someone.
But my danger has not been death, but instead becoming a weapon. (Your probably thinking i am crazy right, why would i be any use). I supposedly have something they want, that will help them with their plan, which in a way is to take over the world. I know it's cliche, but they want a perfect society, even if that meant taking away what makes humans human. And i was definitely not going to let that happen or let these people get what i have, whatever it is?
But i had the love of my life and my best friend with me through everything, while of course there were ups and downs, but they wouldn't stop us. How could they?
We were a force to be reckoned with.
And now the second one:
"Sir we're ready," the doctor announce.
"Thank you, let's begin," the Head Director said.
For an hour straight, the two worked endlessly to perfect their plan.
The surgery seemed to go well, along with their upgrade. The chip seemed to take it's course.
"Hello? Can you hear me?" the doctor yelled into the lifeless looking body below him.
"Hm...yes," came from the body.
"Well look at that, Specimen 11 actually worked," the Head Director said truly surprised.
"Now we have figured out how to get it just right," said the doctor enthusiastically.
"Not yet. We must see if the talent is there." The doctor's face fell.
"What can you do 11?" asked the Head Director.
They spent a few hours testing 11 and making sure everything went correctly.
When they came down to a definite conclusion, the Head Director announced to begin the transformation process.
"We will have what we want and we will do whatever it takes to get them here," the Head Director announced to all the Institutes around the World.
Okay so that is it, now which do you like the best? And please give me all sorts of criticism. I know it is a bit weird that I went backwards, but since you all have read it, you can help. XD
And what do you think of the pic? XD
31 January 2009
Part XXChapter 40:
It was August.
About 7 months ago I was being dragged though the woods, about to be taken to my favorite State, to be experimented on and controlled.
Now here I was about to start University tomorrow and I was scared out of my mind.
Robert, Lydia, Doug, Greg, and I all got an apartment together. We figured we all had been through so much together, it seemed only fitting. Besides now Doug and Lydia were dating. I felt bad for Greg though, he was stuck as the 5th wheel between us. But he would find someone someday.
Tomorrow, Robert would start his job at the rec. center. He would be helping people who had been upgraded and some who still had their talents, adjust to life now. It was like Recovering Upgraders. (Obviously not the actual name, but I thought it was funny.)
Lydia would be going to St. Edwards University with me here in Austin.
Greg and Doug were going to be working in a garage working on cars of course. They didn't need to go to school, since they were 22, they already graduated with degrees.
Everything felt just too good. These past few months were great, nothing had gone wrong, but I could feel something. Like it wasn't over yet.
I had been thinking about AMICAL.
I still don't know what it is, but I know they were a part of the R.F.I. in their plan. And I wondered if they were still out there. I had asked Robert one day, but he told me the Police probably shut them down as well. But the key word was "probably." How did we know it was all over? What if they were just planning a bigger attack?
I always tried to block these thoughts out.
I hated thinking like that, but I couldn't help it.
Robert and I went and took a walk around Town Lake. The sun was just about to set. It was beautiful, all sorts of colors filled the sky. Robert had a look on his face, like he was trying to take it in and remember this moment forever.
We walked the whole trail in about an hour, not really saying much. Just asking questions like, "are you excited for tomorrow," and things like that. But I didn't mind, this moment was perfect and one I did want to keep forever.
Right before we got into his car, he walked around to my side and pulled me in for an extremely passionate kiss. More than what was necessary, but of course I didn't mind.
It was like we were kissing for the last time, like it was our last day on Earth.
But I suppose tomorrow will be the start of a brand new day.
A/N: So that is the end, any questions, comments or concerns? Just so you all know, I will be working on a sequel, but I don't know when that will start to be posted. Because right now I need a break, but I will of course keep you updated. :D
Part XXChapter 39:
It was weird being back in Texas. For it felt like an eternity when I was in Oregon. When really it was about a month. So I did have a lot to catch up on.
My parents were not upset about anything. They had told me that they had chips controlling them as well. For some reason though, I wasn't sure if I believed them or not. But I only had a few more months with them until I would be out doing my own thing, so I didn't really care.
Ugh, my first day back at school.
Robert, Lydia and my parents all came up with different lies to tell the school as to why we were gone for so long. I know they didn't truly believe it, but all I really cared about was just getting my make-up work.
Geez, the stuff I missed would take weeks to completely finish. I guess that's what I get for trying to do some good.
So it turns out Greg and Doug were originally from Dallas, Texas and since they didn't really have anything left back in Portland, they decided to move down to Austin.
The five of us really began to bond. Saving each others lives really bring people together.
Also Jones really did come through for us. He turned in The Facility over to the Police, they shut down those buildings as well. The Police had found every R.F.I. linked building in the country and shut them down quick. And somehow they had managed to close all R.F.I buildings down all around the world. So there was one long job done.
I never did get my talent back and I was a bit saddened by this. Having it back when I was upgraded, made me feel so important and sort of powerful. But now I only felt weak and empty.
Lydia still had hers, but like Robert, it was a bit fuzzy. Now though, she could get into my head and manipulate me. Another reason why I felt weak. Even before I was upgraded, I could stop her, but now my head was open to everyone.
"Hey Sara," Robert said, right before he kissed me on the lips.
"Hey," I whispered.
Things felt so perfect now, but I knew not to jinx it.
"Do you want to go to Prom with me and there will be an after party?" Robert asked rather nervously.
"Um... do you think we could stay away from parties. I don't really have good luck with them," this was so true.
He laughed and looked really relieved.
"Thank god, I so didn't want to go. But Lydia insisted that I ask," he smiled.
Then we both just busted out laughing.
Of course Lydia would.
I wished this wouldn't end.
I wished that my life could be just like this moment forever.
I was so tired of needles, doctors, power hungry people, and running for my life.
If only the World could be perfect.
Part XIXChapter 38:
Sara, Doug, Greg and I got into Portland at around 3 pm.
We had Jones call and tell them we were coming back, he said he wanted to help. We weren't so sure, we decided to take precautions and had weapons ready. Mark was still drugged and unconscious.
Before leaving we called the Police about the R.F.I. and I guess it had checked out, because when we made it into Headquarters, they had it surrounded. But Greg and Doug got some of their "friends" to come and help out. We were loaded with all sorts of guns and other weapons, ready to take them on.
We stormed the building. Doug went and pulled the fire alarm, which was perfect. Greg and I split up and took a group of about 20 people with us. He went for the leaders, like Perry, the Head Director, and the Board members. And my group headed for the room where they are controlling everyone.
We ran down to the basement, the door was locked, but we broke it down. Who cares anyway. I was searching for a way to stop everything, without having to go and shut down each computer separately. One of the guys with me pointed to the wall. I looked up and what do you know; a giant red button.
It looked tempting, like something you shouldn't push.
So I went over, slowly rested my hand on it and with one slight press on it, all the computers cut to black, along with the lights.
Geez they really made that too easy.
Another guy came with explosives, "are we ready for it?" he asked.
"Not yet, we have to wait for Greg to give us the signal," I said.
I pulled out the Walkie Talkie that Greg and I each had, and held it up to my mouth, "are we ready Greg?"
"Yes, we got 'em all. The SWAT team came and helped out as well. Everyone has cleared the building, so if you guys are ready, then do it," he said back.
"Okay," I announced back through to Greg.
"So let's do this thing," everyone in my group nodded, "how long do we have to exit before it goes off?"
"Approximately one minute," the explosive guy said.
"Okay get it ready, the rest of you, get ready to run."
They nodded again.
Explosive man set it and the minute he hit the button and it started the countdown, we busted though there. We didn't waste time on the elevators, we just went straight to the stairs. We were weaving through hallways and random chairs and things, that had been left in the chaos. Finally in which felt like forever, we reached the Lobby and darted through the doors.
Outside was filled with hundreds of onlookers wondering what was about to happen, when all of the sudden....
The ground shook under everyone's feet and slowly flames made their way through the building.
Yes, we did it.
Doug ran up to me, "hey they got everyone. Greg and the SWAT put all of them in these trucks and now they are off to prison. Supposedly the Police had been hearing things about an organization planning a massive attack. We just led them to it, so it worked out better than we expected."
"Great, so do we know if the chips are working or -"
"Hey," Lydia said, interrupting my question.
"So... no more chip controlling you?"
She shook her head and pulled me into an embrace, "thank you so much Robert," she slowly let go, "and thank you..."
"Yes, thank you Doug."
He began to blush, then Lydia went and gave him a kiss on the cheek. Then his face really turned as red as a tomato.
I chuckled and he just glared at me.
"Where's Greg?" I asked.
"He went to go get Sara from the lot. He figured y'all would want to see each other after you saved the day," he said sarcastically.
I rolled my eyes.
"Sara!" Lydia shouted.
I turned and saw her running towards us.
She ran up and grabbed Lydia and I both into a huge hug.
"I'm so glad we are all alright," she whispered.
"Me too," Lydia and I both said at the same time.
A/N: So there really is a type of button, that can turn of all the power in a room. We have one in my physics class, just in case you thought I was being cheesy with the big red button thing. Also there will only be two more chapters left of the book after this. XD
Part XVIIIChapter 37:
Well here I was, stuck in my head, while my best friend went to go find my other best friend and I was stuck here.
Sara left about 6 days ago, if they found Robert, then they should be here either today or tomorrow.
Chip took me down to the "control room," which is literally what it is. It is this huge room filled with people controlling others chips. Every time I came down here I wondered if just by pushing a button, all the computers would shut down; stopping their control on people. But I highly doubted it, they wouldn't be that dumb. Even if there was one, I couldn't do anything. I wished I was as strong as Sara; that I would move little parts of my body, but sadly I wasn't able to.
"Well it turns out they found 303," Perry stated.
"Great, are they on their way back?" Chip asked.
"Yes and they also got Greg and Doug Kirk. They should be arriving in an hour."
"Does the Head Director know?"
"Well go and tell him instead of just standing around," Chip demanded. I seriously think Chip is bipolar.
"Yes, um... right on it 306," Perry said nervously.
I heard someone at a computer giggle.
That must be the one who is controlling Chip.
Oh yeah and I am Specimen 306. It has a nice ring to it, I think.
So Robert and Sara are on their way back. I wonder what happened? And what they will do to him and the Kirk boys?
It had been almost an hour and I was becoming super anxious. I still couldn't get the though of what might happen out of my mind.
It was really driving me crazy.
I was trying to see if I could get into Robert's or Sara's mind, but I didn't know where they were or if my talent worked from a distance. I couldn't pick anything up though.
Five minutes later, as Chip was taking me down this really long corridor to one of the hospital rooms, the fire alarm sounded, blaring above. Everyone began to scatter, searching for the exit. Chip ran straight to the stairs, to the ground floor and ran through the massive crowds that were going through the revolving doors to outside. There was about 300 of us standing around. I hoped everyone made it out, no matter how much I hated the R.F.I., I didn't want to see anyone hurt, if that makes sense. Chip began searching the sky for black smoke, but we saw none.
Then we heard sirens pulling closer, from out of the trees came about 5 police cars. I thought that normally it was the Fire Department who came first? Each cop car had two Police Officers, they ran out; bullet proof vests, guns, the whole thing. Then a minute later the SWAT team showed up.
Why do they need to be here, if it's just a fire?
27 January 2009
“Is she awake yet?” Doug asked over my shoulder.
“Not yet,” I said. I hadn’t left her side since we extracted the chip out.
Greg was pacing around the room, he was afraid the surgeon messed up on taking the chip out. The surgeon; Dr. Grant was a specialist on mainly plastic surgery, but Greg and Doug had bribed him into taking the chip out without any questions. He had done mine a few days ago and then Sara’s yesterday evening. But Greg was just paranoid and Doug was just impatient.
Sara’s eyes began to flutter.
“Sara,” I breathed out.
She blinked her eyes, slowly opening them and then she glanced up at me. We stared into each other’s eyes for what felt like forever, when she suddenly pulled me into an embrace.
“Ooh…ow,” she reached and felt her bandaged neck.
“Yeah, you might want to take it easy,” I smiled and kissed her forehead.
“Wait I can move and talk,” she gasped, “you took the chip out?”
Tears began swelling in her eyes, “thank you so much Robert…I love you and I am so sorry about New Year’s.”
“Please, we are way past that, but I love you too.”
I kissed her again, but this time softly on the lips.
“Where’s Jones and Mark?” she asked.
“We took care of them. We just drugged them and now they will be out for a while. Oh yeah this is Doug and Greg.”
“Nice to meet you,” she smiled at both of them.
“Same to you,” they both said.
They did that all the time, but with identical twins I suppose it was alright.
“So what happened?” Sara questioned.
“Well we knew you guys were coming after us. They forget they have someone able to see the future. So I saw the house they were taking you to and we just hid, ready to take them out. Sorry I had to drug you, but I didn’t know how strong your chip was and I didn’t want to take any chances. But yeah it was way too easy. Then we took you to this surgeon Dr. Grant who took my chip out and he did the same for you.”
“Speaking of chips and things, I can’t feel my talent anymore,” she announced.
Man, I knew this would happen.
“Yeah, I thought so. When you have the chip, it is like the only thing keeping the talent mostly.”
“But you could still have visions,” she interrupted.
“I know, but they got to you much later. So the talent didn’t get a chance to become permanent. Mine since I was younger, it has more time to develop. I will admit though, my talent is a bit fuzzier without the chip. But it is still slightly there.”
“Oh,” she said, “so what do we do now? We need to get Lydia and somehow stop them in Portland.”
“I know. We will get Lydia I promise,” I said reassuringly.
“We already have a plan,” Doug announced.
I knew it would be bad.
I was happy Robert was out, but I was breaking inside at the thought of me bringing him back.
It had been 3 days since the meeting and the detectives found Robert and the two other guys Doug and Greg in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. We were packing to go and force them back.
Lydia hat to stay, the R.F.I. didn’t want to risk having us both out.
She had been helping me to calm down, she could tell I was nervous.
What if Robert hated me for this?
There had to be a way to not let it happen, I just didn’t know what it was.
We were on a plane and I was stuck sitting next to Jones. He whispered, “Look Sara I know you’re in there and I know you can hear me. So just listen, I have in my hand your monitoring system,” he showed me this type of Palm Pilot device with a bunch of figures and graphs. “I can decide what to have you do. I can shock you at the touch of a button.”
Crap, I wasn’t supposed to show I could move.
“I knew it,” he whispered even quieter.
I had been getting stronger. I was able to go closer to the restrictions without struggling. It was becoming more natural in ways. But I still couldn’t truly control my whole self without them knowing.
“I want to help you, but you have to trust me.”
Pfft… yeah right. He was the reason for everything, well sort of. But he was the one to take me to get upgraded.
I didn’t want his help, so I gave a little shake to my head, to say no.
“Please, I can, I can completely stop your chip from controlling you or I can make it hurt you even more.”
So he was threatening me to trust him, but what other choice did I have.
“Do you believe me that I will help you? I won’t hurt you unless it is necessary.”
I winked, forgetting he didn’t know my sign language.
“I’ll take that as a yes.”
We arrived in about 4 hours and luckily we didn’t have much luggage, because it was only 3 of us. One guy who was like the bodyguard. His name is Mark, he had big broad shoulders, dark skin, light brown hair and gorgeous hazel eyes. He was dressed in all black. (Maybe they thought it was intimidating.) And of course there was Jones and I.
We all squeezed into a small Red Chevy truck that only had the front seats. Mark drove and had the GPS programmed to a house that was where Robert and the others were supposedly staying.
About an hour later we arrived. We proceeded into the house, Mark didn’t bother knocking, he just waltzed in. Jones was still carrying my monitoring system. I wish he would turn my chip off, but Mark would get suspicious. So we stepped into the living room, but there was no furniture anywhere.
Why would Robert hide here?
“Hello?” Jones called, “Robert if you’re here, we have your precious Sara with us. And if you don’t show yourself, I will take matters into my own hands. Meaning Sara will be in excruciating pain, because of you.”
Don’t do it Robert, please just stay hidden. I was hoping to myself that he would do that.
Then I heard a muffled yelp and a dragging sound.
I pushed through and moved my head side to side and saw Jones and Mark had disappeared.
Then there was a hand over my mouth and a needle in my arm.
“Uh not again,” I thought to myself just before I was out.