Alexander Posted June 15, 2002 Share Posted June 15, 2002 ORIGINS: The Novel By Alexander Chapter 1 *** The day was fading into nightfall as a tiny hovercar drove into the lot of the Newtroy Technological Center. The pilot, the aging scientist Dr. Cain, stepped out of the vehicle and looked around. "Well, doesn't this place look homey." he grumped, strugling to see in the dark light. Nearly everyone had left for the night; only a few people or reploids remained inside. Which, he thought to himself, is exactly why he came. Walking inside the building, the automated doors opening automatically for him, Dr. Cain looked around. "Damn. She's not here." He said, agravated. "I'm sorry to keep you waiting, Dr. Cain." A tall reploid scientist said, walking up to Dr. Cain, who blinked in suprise. "Who the devil are you? How could you possibly..." Dr. Cain stopped short when the reploid smiled and laughed, a happy and obviously female laugh. Dr. Cain stared. "What the blazes happened to your voice?" "This *IS* my normal voice, Doctor." the voice said again as the scientist's form faded away, revealing Alia, standing there, laughing. "Quite a impressive device, Alia." Dr. Cain said. He, too gave off a few laughs. "Very impressive. Though hardly the reason why I called you here." "Right..." Alia's smile faded a bit. "Zero." "Don't worry. Remember, this is what he wanted me to do, remember?" Dr. Cain said. "I'm just repaying him for what he's done in the past." "Okay," Alia said, though still sounding a bit sad. "Let's go!" The two walked through the halls of the laboratory, passing only a few stubbornly persistent reploids on thier way. Opening the door marked "STASIS", they came upon the lonely black capsule marked "ZERO." Dr. Cain set to work at the nearby controls, allowing the capsule to repressurize it self, the hiss of escaping gas filling the room. Finally, the capsule's door opened with a quiet click, and the occupant slowly clambered out. The red robot shook his head a bit to remove the tension in his servos, his long blonde hair swishing about. "Thank you, Dr. Cain. I'm glad your emembered me." "Don't worry about it. I keep my promises, after all." Dr. Cain smiled as he looked at Zero. "Though I must admit that I didn't do all of the work." He turned to Alia. "Alia here was a great help in getting you free." "What?!" Zero said, his limbs going stiff. "I thought I said not to tell anyone about this! Alia'll ruin..." "Mr. Zero! You have my word that none of what happens here will ever leave my mouth." Alia said, sternly. "Not even to X?" Zero insisted. "I...I can't have X know." Alia paused a moment. "It will hurt to lie, but yes, not even to X." Zero stood silent, before shrugging in a almost carefree way. "Well...I suppose that's all I can ask for. It's not like I can turn back now." "I trust you mean to carry out your search then." "Did you actually think I would change my mind?" Zero said, suprised. "I cannot wait any longer. Doctor, the dreams are coming back. Stronger than before. Stranger. I must find out what they mean before I lose control...again..." "Then let's go." Dr. Cain said. "Alia. I thank you for your help." "Your welcome, Doctor. Good luck, Zero." "Right." Zero turned and walked to the door. "It's time I found out once and for all who I really am..." He paused, his fist clenched. "...and who really made me." he said to himself. *** Outside the building, a single figure watched the Dr. Cain and Zero leave the building and discretely enter Cain's hovercar, before driving away. "My. My My My. Zero-boy's out and awake again, is he? Interesting how they tried to be so quiet about it. So very very interesting." The figure smacked his fist into his palm, a wicked smile on his face as a globe of dark green and black energy appeared in his hand. He stared at it, grinning, then laughing insanely. "I think I'll go see what this is all about!" The figure laughed, slamming his palm into the Laboratory building. Dark energy coursed through his hand as the building began to crumble. Still laughing, the figure raced off into the night as the Laboratory exploded behind him, the first victim of the reploid's newfound madness. ***** Bwahaha! What do you think? The 'figure' shouldn't be too hard a guess. What may be tougher to guess is what he is deriving his power from, or what interesting discoveries Zero might make in his searches! Stay tuned for Origins, Chapter 2! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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