Author: Rato PM
Zack,a clone,suddenly wakes from a cryogenic sleep after 200 years of being frozen. Having no memory he receives instructions from a man on a screen to head off on an adventure to a place unknown to him.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Words: 1,082 - Published: 06-03-12 - id: 3028936
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"3 minutes till cryogenic release…., implanting false memory." The door slowly opens as the cold air fills the room. SMACK, Zack cried out as a sharp sting of pain ran through his arm. Lifting himself off the ground he looks around to observe his surroundings, on the wall there is a case of swords and a large screen that suddenly powers on. A tall, broad man wearing a white lab coat appears. "Hello, clone number XI. My name is unknown to you. You have been in this cryogenic chamber for the past 600 years. All you need to know is that there are two rules here. Survive and every man for himself." A map loads on the screen, and then a smaller version prints out under the screen.
"Wait, who am I? Where am I? Who are you? What's going on here?' said Zack. He started to walk slowly toward the screen to observe the scenery that has been dropped in. As he takes the paper from the machine. "On this map there is a location marked, you are to head on immediately and head towards it on the path marked. Do you understand?" the man said. Zack looked at wonder and confusion trying to figure out what was going on. "Do you understand?" the man repeated. Nodding Zack carefully folded the map and put it into his pocket. On the wall is a back pack full of food, water, and other supplies you might need. As my time is short and my own supplies are meager I had nothing more than a sword for you to use as a weapon on your journey, take it in case you run into any trouble. Zack headed outside and flinched at the blinding sun that was just rising over the green hills in the distance. Taking out the map he looked for the first destination, "Orlando" he said trying out the word…
Four days into the journey Zack has almost reached Orlando, running most the way through the empty highways and roads that look as if they once had a purpose unknown to him. Thinking to himself he wonders who he is and why he's here…. About an hour later he reached the city limits. Spotting a sign, he moves closer to see it reads. "Welcome to Orlando" POPULATION: 200 as of 3405. Moving into the city he once again pulls out the map to check where to go next. Marked on the map is a building that reads safe house, meet up with Marcus.
Wondering who Marcus was, Zack continued down the street noticing buildings were starting to look more worn down and creepy. As he reached his destination a cold shiver ran down his spine, looking up he spots a giant sign indicating that the safe house is name Disney World. He walked in and started to look around to view his surroundings. He notices a box of tools next to a half eaten Corn Dog. He heard banging of a hammer on something metal. He looked up and walked past the broken roller coaster fallen on the ground. The sound got louder as he approached the sound suddenly stopped and a tall, lean man walked up to him with a sledge hammer in his hand.
"Get back you monster!" The man yelled as he started charging with the hammer rose preparing to strike. Drawing his sword Zack retaliated screaming with fury at the man that had attacked him with no reason. With a fast and strong swing Zack sliced the handle of the hammer into two and kicked the man backwards into the wall. "WHY?" Zack yelled as he raised his sword to the mans throat.
The man was startled by the reflexes of his opponent. He started to get up and wonder how such a machine could do such a thing. He asked in confusion, "What is your name?"
"What?" asked Zack.
"Please, tell me your name"
"My name is Zack. Why do you ask?"
"Are you… one of them?"
"One of what?"
"No, what's an android?"
BOOM! There was an explosion in the background that caused a mini shockwave which almost knocked them off their feet.
"Well," said Marcus. "Looks like you're about to find out for yourself."
Zack looked up and saw a massive sized man looking figure appeared out of the flames. There was something about him though that bothered him though. The figure seemed to look a lot like someone he once knew. Except this time, it was clearly not a human. This had skin that looked like someone had beaten it and dented it a lot. That wasn't that only thing, it's eyes were bright red as if they were light bulbs. Then he realized they were. Before Zack could fully understand what was happening. The android began to charge.
"What do we do," asked Zack.
"Just wait for it."
As soon as the android was nearly about to hit them, Marcus slid under its legs and started unscrewing its back and in an instant, it was down colliding to the ground.
"Here we are," said Marcus. Its batteries are out and dead." You have nothing to worry about now."
"How did you do that," asked Zack.
"Well you see, I was also frozen in a chamber just like you. I also saw the man on the screen. He told me that I have been created to be an Engineer. Ever since then, I was made for this. Except I trained myself to put my gift into good use instead of helping these…. Abominations."
"Well, I was born with a talent with swords and blades. As soon as I looked around, I saw these swords on the wall next to the screen. I picked them up and it just felt so… natural. Ever since then, I been practicing my skills. I hope that they will be useful in the near future against these monsters around us."
Then for weeks on end Zack and Marcus traveled across the United States searching for the safe house. They met two others like themselves, one was a medic, the other a projectile expertise, finally reaching their destination. Walking through the doors of the building, all the weight of their task finally lifted off their shoulders. Suddenly grew heavier as they looked around seeing the place they had hoped would be paradise destroyed…