Chapter 6: Restraint

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 5: Restraint

 

Sara's mind burns with one thought, one memory, one desire, one name. It grows, consuming her entire being until it explodes in a terrible firestorm of emotion, forcing itself out of her brain in a fearsome, rattling scream:

 

"MATTHEW!!!" She wails, the force of her shout cracking the walls of her cell. Immediatly, guards pour in to restrain her, but EX0L8 has already stirred once again, worse then ever. She flies at the hated guards, killing them all in a mad rush.

 

A single gunshot rings out, and EX0L8 hits the ground instantly. The Director scowls, noting while that it knocked her out, any major disturbance could wake her up again. Even his most powerful hand gun and powerful tranquilizer is now rendered ineffective... is she evolving on her own?!

 

Several armed guards appear on the site.

 

"Is there a problem, sir?"

 

The Director looks down at EX0L8. "Yes, there was." He begins to walk away. "Put her in a maximum security containment chamber." Things are rapidly growing out of hand... he must address her hostility at once.

 

Sara wakes up in a vast steel chamber, hanging by her arms, and suspended by huge, thick chains.

 

What... did I ever do to deserve this...?  She begins to cry. Humans are... filth! ...Animals!!!

 

I'll... I'll... kill you all...

 

Gunther's door opens, light pouring in. The Director coughs shortly.

"It's time to get up, Gunther. You're going to meet EX0L8. However, we must practice absolute caution. She killed a whole company of men in seconds. We had to put her in absolute maximum security."

 

Gunther looks shocked. "A whole company?"

 

The Director gravely nods. "Let's go. We will have to be breif, the longer we stay in there the more likely she'll try to attack."

 

A loud noise rings out in the darkness, and EX0L8 comes out of Sara once more. The Director and an unfamiliar face walks through.

 

"Is that her, Director?" The newcomer asks with visible excitement.

 

"Yes it is, General. This is EX0L8. Our private project, and most succesful one at that."

 

The general points at her.

 

"Why is she hanging like that? A bit cruel, isn't it? She's only sixteen, isn't she?"

 

EX0L8 growls. "Why thank you for pointing that out. It's not cruel to kidnap a girl either. It's not cruel to experiment on her like she is some sort of lab rat!"

 

The Director sighs, more angry then anything else.

 

"You are NOT a lab rat. We're not just guessing, we know what we're doing. This is not just some mindless testing to amuse ourselves. For a long time, it has been my dream to rekindle humanity's evolution."

 

EX0L8 narrows her eyes. "I don't want to talk to you, Director."

 

"Considering your situation, EX0L8, you don't have a choice." He points out.

 

EX0L8 doesn't respond.

 

"Let me talk to Sara, then." The Director knows that he's risking a lot with this gamble, EX0L8 is extremely protective of Sara.

 

"...No."

 

"Why not?" The Director challenges.

 

"Because of what you've done to her, to us."

 

So, as we thought. EXOL8 is more of a defensive reflex. She is the strength Sara didn't have, and what she needed to survive...

 

"...Sara, I'm not going to hurt you. I don't want to. I did not want to do this, put you in here. Your actions forced my hand, I have to protect my men, even if it resorts to this." He getures to her chains, which hold her several feet above the ground.

 

"...You gave me my name... at least use it..." EX0L8 says hollowly.

 

"Sara, please-"

 

"Shut up! Leave me alone and get your pathetic experiments over with!!!" EX0L8 screams with rage.

 

"... Come on, Gunther. We had best leave." The Director turns and begins walking away. "EX0L8, there is no need to do any more injections. You've reached your potential, you've evolved into a new species of human. Your release from this facility depends on your cooperation." With that, The Director and the general leave, the giant doors slamming shut behind them.

 

EX0L8? Sara asks.

 

What? EX0L8 replies softly.

 

When will we find Matthew?

 

Still obsessed as ever. Don't worry, we'll find out... hopefully soon. I just need to figure a way out.


Submitted: October 26, 2012

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questionreality

Awesome read as always. :) I can't wait for the next chapter.

Fri, October 26th, 2012 1:03am

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Thanks, I work on it as often as I can, so you can expect another chapter soon.

Thu, October 25th, 2012 7:24pm

DemonQueen

Sorry I haven't read this in so long.. I've been so busy with life atm...

I love where the story is going. I hope the General helps Sarah cope or even helps her escape... he seems really nice.

please KMU!

Wed, November 7th, 2012 3:25pm

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I will gladly. I'm handwritting this so it may take longer to get posted. Glad to hear from you!

Thu, November 8th, 2012 5:04pm

SevenEyes

Matthew is going to crap in his pants if he ever meets her...lol, that's all the time I got for now but I hope to come back and read more soon. i'm impressed with this story.

Sun, March 17th, 2013 11:11pm

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Thanks a lot man!

Sun, March 17th, 2013 4:44pm

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