Chapter One – After a Year of Torture...
22:00, Planet Trano, Lab Cell, High Security Prison, Year 2201
Toby Brown, the Boss of Trano, was going to visit a certain prisoner in her Cell, speaking of which, isn’t a normal one. Toby walked through the endless corridors, saying hello to Policemen and Women on the way, and finally reaching the room the prisoner was in.
When he visited his precious prize, he loved to think of how he had her in his grasp. The Cell that he visited was a large room with metal stairs on the left side going up to a small lab with a large glass window to view the room. There were vents placed around the walls high and low. In the middle a metal and silver stump was placed there with electric zooming out of it and going up was a hole was showing a view of the dull sky, but it was blocked by a large and thick piece of glass which had drops of snow splattering it.
The main attraction, however, was the person that the electric was holding; Silvia Grey. Silvia is a professional, cat-like Thief who was given a robotic, scorpion tail while in experimentation. She could only move her fingers, thumbs, head and the end of her tail. Silvia has been here for a year bringing it into 2201. The people here were starving her and she was thirsty too. She survived because Thieves can’t die unless they’re shot in a certain place or if they jump off a building the wrong way. Hunger, thirst or slight pain will not kill them no matter how long it is but they certainly will feel it.
Toby walked in to see Silvia still hanging there.
“Ah! It’s been a whole year and your still here! I told you Silvia from the VERY first day you came! You’ll never escape from here! But you DO remember that this is the HIGHEST SECURITY PRISON in the GALAXY!?” he yelled happily over the loud buzzing of the electric.
“Don’t get your hopes too high Toby. Someone will escape this dump” Silvia said loudly and angrily. Toby laughed.
“Maybe... but it’s NOT going to be you!” he yelled and left the room coolly as Silvia was being injected with a yellow toxin and had a blood sample going in as well. She groaned with pain of the needles and drooped her head in depression.
At this point she actually started to miss Daniel, the Chief of Police in America, and that was something. She hated Daniel because he was so vile and cruel to her. She actually should have been dead by now because she had committed one-hundred andfive crimes but Daniel was too greedy to let her slip. He gave her to Toby and received a small fortune (10,000$) and he left her on this rotten planet to be experimented on for all eternity.
After some extreme experimenting later, the Scientists took a break. Silvia sighed in relief at this. She had to put up with an annoying new Scientist who was young and jumpy.
They had cups of tea served by a small, silver robot and chatted to each-other.
“Silvia is the most extraordinary Thief I have ever seen” said the new-comer.
“She holds much more power. Well... that’s what the sample says anyway” said a Woman Scientist.
“We can’t afford to let her free. We could help the Human Race of we could get some of her”-
“Don’t say that” snapped the Woman.
“They tried that before but that’s what created Thieves. We can’t afford more of them. Haven’t you seen Solarous? It’s been taken over by them and it has spread across the universe! The entire universe’s out there too! But if we just can make it better... and add a few more touching experiments!” she added furiously. The new Scientist ignored her and leant down on a big, green button with his elbow, not thinking. It made a large bleeping noise and Silvia immediately lifted her head up to investigate.
“WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?” Silvia heard one of the Scientists yell.
“Err... It might just send for another robot?” the new one said nervously.
The electric Silvia was being held in lowered her slowly and the tips of her feet were pressing against the ground. She then noticed something... something great. The tip of her tail could reach the button that she had looked at longingly the first time she came here. She looked up at the Scientists who were glaring in horror back.
“Do something!” yelled one. One of the Scientists had reached for a lever to get Silvia to go higher and away from the button but it was too late; Silvia had already pressed the button and she fell down on the metal stump, enjoying the feeling of being on the ground and freedom. Her bones felt moveable and it felt great. She was a little numb but soon loosened up. The two Scientists jumped down the steps in terror. The new one went to a microphone and shouted
“TOBY! TOBY! GET BACK-UP DOWN HERE NOW! SILVIA GREY HAS ESCAPED; I REPEAT SILVIA GREY HAS ESCAPED!”
Once he had finished he tried to run but Silvia jumped on him and knocked him out after a whack of her tail up the head
“Haven’t done that in ages” she muttered happily flicking her tail. The other one had escaped through the door and Silvia was about to go there too until she heard a group of people’s footsteps running.
Silvia backed off from the door and ran to a vent, ripped the cover off and climbed inside. The Policemen and Women arrived, guns out.
“Search for her” ordered Toby looking at the Scientist’s body in disgust. The Policemen walked around the room and looked up and down it. Some went up and searched the lab. Silvia watched and then started shuffling about in the vent. She could move much faster in vents for some reason now and suddenly noticed that in the reflection of the vent her eyes had turned to cat’s again just like in the Police Station on Earth. She had noticed that these eyes let her see in the dark much better than before... How? She didn’t care how this strange power had become of her.
As she shuffled about in the vents, the Policeman nearest had heard the clanging and had pulled off one of the vent covers silently. There was nothing but darkness. He jerked his head to get Toby to come over but when he looked back Silvia’s head was sticking out of the vent, her eyes widened but they weren’t cats anymore. An awful smirk had spread across her face too. The Policeman screamed in horror at the sight but she grabbed him tightly by the leg and dragged him in with her, breaking his scream. They could hear him screeching but then-
Silvia had either shot him or gave him a good whack up the head. But whatever she did, she took his holster and his pistol and put it on her. Toby was on guard as so was the others. He slowly got fed up and started shooting all the vents and the others followed.
Silvia was staying still in a vent, her cat eyes glowing magnificently in the dark again. Silvia knew this only happened in the dark and when she was in the light her eyes were normal again.
The shooting stopped. There was the sound of footsteps everywhere walking to the edge... and then there were ear-piercing clashing sounds everywhere; they had ripped open all the vent covers they could reach and started shooting up and down them.
Silvia then got to a higher one and looked down at them, watching them stop shooting at once. She then climbed down to a lower vent silently and watched a Policeman walk past. She then stretched out and grabbed him and quickly cupping her hand on his mouth and also knocking the poor Man out. She took his rifle and back-holster, putting it on and sliding the rifle in. It was an AK-47; absolutely ancient but powerful. It would make a fine antique.
She left the man there dead and repeatedly grabbed the Policemen and Women one by one silently until Toby and three other Officers were the last ones left.
Toby realised this and started to panic. Silvia had also taken a few grenades. She looked at Toby, flicking his head in every direction as sweat ran down his head from his brown hair. Silvia finally crawled out of the low vent and stood up quickly. She pulled out her silver bouncy-ball from her white-body warmer pocket and aimed at his head. She threw it at him and he span around rubbing his head and started shooting at her. Silvia ran around the room and shot at him too.
They missed each other and Silvia ran towards him at an angle and jumped over his fires, put the gun in her holster and slashed him in the face with her long, sharp, silver nails. Toby dropped his gun and clapped his hands to his right eye which was bleeding rapidly and had four slash marks on the right side of his face.
Silvia sprinted out (grabbing her beloved bouncy-ball and slipping it in her pocket, also dodging the others fires) through the door leaving Toby in pain. Silvia ran around corridors as Policemen and Women fired at her. She dodged them and searched for a way to the space (the whole planet is enclosed and the space is the only place were you can go in and out).
It felt like an hour before Silvia found the space and when she did she didn’t know what to do. She looked around the massive, hexagon-shaped space and saw the helicopters. They wouldn’t do any good; you needed a special car that could travel from planet to planet in a matter of minutes. To Silvia’s luck she saw one. ONE... that was probably Toby’s.
She ran over as the snow floated down and settled on her. She smashed the lock with a swipe of her tail and sat down twisting the key hole with her tail to make it start. When the engine revved she went towards the silver panel in the center and rise in the air. She got higher and higher, looking down at the late Policemen and Women’s arrival to catch her. She then zoomed off and broke through Trano’s atmosphere. She pretty much knew how to drive almost every vehicle and this was as easy as the rest.
She reached the mysterious darkness of space eventually, her eyes turning cat as the stars shone mystically in front of her. Silvia just realised that she was the only Thief to escape Trano and smiled to herself proudly. She then set a course for Earth and the car zoomed off into the stars of space, leaving the dreaded planet of Trano behind.