Author: DawnOfTheLastDay PM
In the year 2035, the United States government is experimenting with placing animal genes into humans, hoping to grab the attention of the military. When Sergeant Major Richard Jones is forced to be the scientist's guinea pig, he will gain power that will change his life forever. Epilogue is up, and story is finished!Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 28 - Words: 36,063 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12-24-12 - Published: 08-04-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3047626
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Marissa was nearing the end of the tour with a girl, Katelyn, whom she had just saved from the facility, and their last stop was the training center.
"And this is the training room." Marissa said to her, making a wide sweeping motion with her hands to the large room when they entered it, "You can use this whenever you fe-"
Marissa was cut off by Richard yelling loudly in the distance, "Come on you two! You're never going to master the DNA at this rate!"
Marissa scowled over into his direction, noticing that he was training Adrian and Mary.
Katelyn walked fully into the room, pointing to Richard, "Who's that?" she asked.
"Richard. He was the one of us who survived the DNA, all because of his blood type, can you believe that? Anyways, those kids are Adrian and Mary, they arrived here a couple weeks ago, Richard brought them, afterwards he was assigned to be their trainer. So as I was saying…"
Adrian was leaned over, clutching his knees from a violent vomiting session, panting heavily. I sighed, seeing as Adrian had been training like this for a week and a half and wasn't getting anywhere. He was able to manifest completely now, but he could only hold it for around ten seconds. He was progressing at a snail's pace.
Meanwhile, his sister was just breezing through her training. She was able to hold manifest for four minutes on a good day, and she was working on controlling them at the moment. She wasn't able to move them much, just a simple up, down, left, right was all she could do at the moment. A master would be able to stretch out the limbs up to ten feet in front of them.
I watched Mary while Adrian was still pulling himself together, and noticed that she wasn't able to do anything. Her face strained, as though moving was harder at the moment than it normally is. After a moment, Mary's arms reverted back, and she crumpled to the floor, panting hard as Adrian was. I rushed over and kneeled beside her worriedly.
"Mary…!" I heard Adrian whimper behind me as I picked up Mary.
"I'm going to take her to the infirmary, follow me when you can." I said as I hurriedly made my way out the door.
After running several tests on Mary, Greg could find no traces of infection, disease, even a pulled muscle or fractured bone. Adrian was sitting beside Mary's bed, clutching her hand tightly.
Greg had already interrogated both me and Adrian, and we both had the same explanations. We were forced to wait until Mary woke to get some answers.
But waiting that long wasn't easy, especially with someone as over-protective as Adrian.
"Are you sure she's going to be ok? What if she doesn't make it?" I swore those questions would spill from his mouth whenever she breathed.
It took around four hours, but Mary finally woke up. She tossed and turned for a moment, and after a long while she opened her eyes. She looked around to all the faces crowding her line of vision, "Where am I?" she asked, raising her hands to rub her eyes. Adrian sighed with relief and leaned back in his chair, and I took this opportunity to lean back against the wall, pushing my foot into the wall and crossing my arms.
"The infirmary, and when you're ready, we'd like you to answer some questions for us." Greg urged, curiosity shining in his bright green eyes.
Mary stopped rubbing her eyes, and she looked to Greg, an emotion dulling her eyes that I couldn't identify, "I know what the questions will be about." She paused, sitting up and pushing the covers off, "Ever since I was injected with the DNA, I've been able to feel Adrian, emotionally and physically. His sadness is mine, as is his pain. But today was different, it's always been minor, something that I've been able to push the back of my mind, but now, it overwhelms me."
I could identify the emotion in her eyes now, it was fear.
A/N: I don't have an excuse as to why this chapter was so late. I don't have even have a little white lie I could tell you guys. But I'll try to get another chapter for both my stories out this weekend or next, I'm going to try to stockpile them on the off-chance that I get into All County Band. Anyways, thanks for reading, and if you follow/favorite/review, I will love you forever 3
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