When I got my act together I walked closer towards the body, rolling the body on it's back. I sighed in relief thankful it was not Joshua's. Feeling a bit guilty for having no sadness to the damaged body, I carried the body into one of the buildings that seemed to be still intact. Lightly putting my head to its chest I heard a heart beat, thank god hes not dead. I brushed off the smoke dust from his hair and face. Then I just noticed that this was...
“ Sa- Sai”? The small and petite sized body in my arms was Sai after all. I wasn't able to easily recognize him because of the dirt in his red hair turning it into a dried up rose like appearance.
“ Satsuki”? He winced. I told him to stay still and just relax, he had broken his arm and there were multiple claw marks on his sides. I found some medical cloth and tape. Placing the rap around his arm securing it in place. Sai was the small and weak twin. Both at the age of 14 and having so much experience in design and technology. I heard they were prodigies or something around those lines.
“ Sai, you'll be alright now. So just rest up”. He struggled to open his eyes to see me more clearly.
“ No, shut your eyes and succumb to slumber. You've gone through so much pain on your own”.
“ Satsuki...where is Mai...”?
“ I...I am not sure, but I assure you he must be safe”.
Rolling his body towards my own he rested his head on my breast.
“ Just because your hurt don't take that to advantage now”. I chuckled while I massaged his hair, twisting small strands into curls.
“ How, come...you feel so rough...Satsuki”? I flinched and tried to relax myself.
“ I can't see you clearly, my eyes still hurt from the smoke getting in my eyes”.
I rested my claw like human hand on top of his head and patted it, I told him to sleep.
“ I thought I told you to go back to sleep, Let your body heal it's self”.
“ Bu-”. I covered his mouth with my hand. He complained again about how rough and prickly it was, again I yelled at him to sleep. So finally after a few minutes he shut his eyes and went to sleep. I placed him in a nearby bed that was still together and covered him with a blanket. I was unsure about putting him in such an open area so I decided to carry him half way.
I remembered my ear piece being in my room. So I walked back to my room making sure no one saw me, I found it on the desk and tried to get a steady frequency. A voice came on.
“ Where the hell are you, while you where out somewhere we were trying to handle these things alone, you know how hard that is without you”!?
Ignoring his nagging. Is asked him if Mai was with him.
“ Yes, hes with us and hes going mad looking for Sai. Have you a clue as to were he is. He told me they got separated during the collision”.
“ Sai is safe, he's right here, next housing building...come for him now while the coast is clear...while I-”.
“ Where are you going”? I paused and thought over what I should say.
“...I'll look for Joshua...that is my top priority”.
“ ...you care about him that much huh”.
I told him Joshua was just like an older brother figure to me. He told me to be careful and cut the frequency.
I looked at Sai and saw that the blanket had fallen off and wounded up on the floor. I looked up and Sai was staring at me...dead straight at me. He started to shake and stutter. He was completely still.
“ Sa-Satsuki...why are you-” I got up and walked towards him, picking up the blanket holding it out for him to take it back.
“ I'm sorry that you had to see me like this”
“ Am...I scary”?
“ Does my form disgust you”?
“ … I am ugly aren't I”? he started to settle down and gently took the cloth from me. He shook his head.
“ It's shocking though, to see you like this...why did you change”?
I told him I had wondered that too. Why in the world would I change? It was not a full moon nor was the temptation high.
“ You...look remarkable...you don't compare to the beasts out there. You still hold some human features...your face for starters still remains the same. You've grown taller, your arms are longer and fuller. You may look like them from the outside but, your still Satsuki”.
I wanted to cry again...though I would never do that.
“ I want you to stay here...and never leave the room”.
He just stared at me when I said this, Sai and Mai have no ability to fight only to design what we ware during our battles. I took the gun and gave it to him. Tightening his hands around it.
“ Use this...if something does come at you...point straight, and keep your composure. It has a strong kick to it,and never show fear”.
He was whimpering again, scared knowing what was going to happen. He took the gun and put it to his side. I was wondering how he was going to shoot if something were to happen with that arm of his.
“ I guess I can try to shoot...”.
“ That gun has the the mixed chemical in it so if you don't aim for the head just scratch it and that will affect them”.
He gave me one of those cute puppy like eyes and nodded. I petted his head and left him. Leaving the medical building out I decided to search for Joshua using the top tower. It's a building like skyscraper that allows clear vision; beyond the gates. Another announcement came on the intercom,
“ SATSUKI!...WE HAVE FOUND JOSHUA...REST ASSURED...OUR CURRENT LOCATION IS IN THE TOP TOWER”.
I began to cry again. Not the loud sappy sobs I cried before but it felt more like happiness.
But I'm sure that was Jiro...he found Joshua before I did, that actually helped. If he were to see me like this I think I would die right on the spot. Its humiliating for some reason.
Knowing that Joshua was in a safe place, I strolled around the area. I heard a few gun shots in the distance, screams here and there. But I didn't see any Moon Phasers yet. It was strangely quiet, again the intercom went on: “ SATSUKI! WE HAVE SAI NOW! HOW ARE THINGS DOWN THERE”!?
“ YOU IDIOT, LIKE I CAN ANSWER YOU AND YOU CAN HERE ME FROM DOWN HERE”!
I shouted with all I got, and continued my walk. I stumbled upon a few dead bodies. The smell of human blood filled the air again. It stung my nose like the scent of onions. A sour and fowl taste left on my tongue. Just how many of them managed to breech the facility. Though I'm glad everyone seems to be secured in the top tower. Of course I'm down here for a reason, that is to protect them from my own kind.
I gazed at my claw like hand, it didn't look real. Everything felt like some sort of nightmare.
“ WHY DID THINGS HAVE TO END UP LIKE THIS”!?
My throat was burning. Was I not satisfied. Did this “thing” decide to take over me.
I felt the ground shake. Boom boom it went. Then in front of me appeared an oddly shaped shadow. I looked up and it was like looking at a clone. Except my form still resemble some human parts. It looked so out of breath, it's rough fur covered in it's own blood and scars from Moon Phaser weapons.
It crouched down, paused, and just examined me. Blood red eyes just like mine shown behind a fur covered face. Huffing, I could see it's breath. It began to snarl, it's body twitching. Maybe it was hit with the mixed chemical, near at the end of it's life. I took a step closer towards the beast.
It growled at me. I took another step closer, trying not to scare it. From it's appearance it was a full grown Moon Phaser. I would consider myself as a half. I wouldn't want to fight it, not now...not here. Joshua is in the top tower. He could easily noticed the fight going on down here. Sen must be up there too, he's good with stuff like that.
All these thoughts going around in my head. If this were all to end soon...what would become of the facility? How much would it cost to fix everything, the medical building would need new supplies and things like that are hard to come by. Requesting the government for things like that are likely to happen. So are food and cloth. When Mai and Sai make our cloths they use special instruments to design and make them. I don't know all the details about how they do things but what I know is in this god forsaken world...the word possible doesn't exist.
For a while the beast did nothing but stare at me. I took another step closer now being only a few feet away. Why hasn't it attacked me yet. Normally, they would attack anyone and anything that was in it's way...was it because my form was changed?
“ Y-...can you...understand me”?
It twitched and stepped forward. Thinking this as a positive response I continued to question it.
“ Why did you come here...”? How could I know it's reason. How would it speak me.
A pulsing went on inside me head. I threw my body to the ground head first. There was no pain, but there was this itchy kind of feeling...a sort of buzzing going off. All of a sudden there came a small but deep voice...it sounded like a mans voice. I looked up at the beast who was now towering over me, but still sitting. Looking down at me the voice spoke:
“ Are you one of us”? The voice asked me. This was so shocking. To think A Moon Phaser like this one can communicate using telepathy. Not only that but...to talk using it's human voice its amazing.
“ I share your blood, considering my form I guess its so”. It turned it's head towards the Top Towers direction.
“ We will not harm the humans...not here”. I looked up at the beast.
“ This is not our battlefield”. It tried to stand again only to fail at the attempt, slumping on the ground once more.
“ You are hurt, you mustn't try to get up”. I slowly got up and the beast backed away from my sudden movement.
“ Do not concern yourself with us, you chose to stay with the humans and kill your own kind...therefor any help from you means nothing”.
Those where the last words I heard that spoke to me, the beast fell to the ground. There was no voice in my head, and the beast's body laid silent.
It's not like I wanted to-....well I chose to fight along side the agency. I do wish for a better future. Those things out there...are mere trash that was forgotten to be disposed of. Like it told me, I should not concern myself over them. My only purpose here is to kill them...kill them all.