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He didnt know what would happen after he graduate, but at the same time, he did want to still see Ara because he did see her a good friend. She's been there since he first came to this horrible place and in truth, she brought him comfort. Would there still be comfort wherever he would be next? He wasnt sure, but Ara was his source of comfort, so he hoped that wherever he was, he'd still be able to see her.
Sylus couldnt help her right now and he wanted to make sure she was doing okay. He was worried about what Eric did to her and he couldnt just sit around and do nothing. She was kind and she did help him out so much, so he was going to help her out as well.
Having her safe was one thing, but if he saw her in trouble, he'd go and save her. Seeing her trying to celebrate his birthday was sweet, but it was a kindness that he didnt really want. Sure he was thankful she wanted to do something for him, but his birthday was a very sad day. No amount of cake or presents could make him enjoy his birthday. At least he didnt think so.
But he could see how hard she was trying and he didnt want to let her down. Sylus just nodded his head and gave her a small smile. [#7401DF "Okay. Ill make sure to try it. If you're making it for me....I have no choice"] he shrugged a little and then he headed back to his room for the night.
THe next day was starting out to be a bad one. Sylus was slacking off in training. His body just wouldnt let him run as hard as he used to now and he didnt know what was going on. WHy was he so weak today, he ran this many miles before no problem....but why wasnt his body working? He eventually got yelled at and was told to get off of the field, so he just showered and headed towards the cafeteria, feeling worried now that he was resting on the table. The horrible thing was that since he couldnt keep up, they still wouldnt let him rest. THey usually trained the weak much harder and he was completely exhausted.
Sylus was resting on the table when he heard whispers and and people talking about Ara. HIs eyes looked up at her and then he noticed that she was holding hands with some blonde male. Did she get a guard? Was that man really someone she considered important? His eyes watched until the man kissed her cheek and then he averted his eyes away after seeing Ara smiling.
He rested his head on the table again and he heard her voice and felt her poking his arm and when Sylus looked up at her, he nodded his head [#7401DF "Im alive. Im just having a bad day right now. I dont know what's going on"] he sighed softly, wondering why she wanted to go out with him when clearly she had someone that was all over her. Maybe she finally accepted one of the guards as someone she could be with? He didnt know, but he decided that he needed fresh air anyway.
[#7401DF "Ya sure. I can walk with you"] he heard her whisper and he wondered why. Was it because she was taking him outside? He didnt know, but he did like the idea of getting fresh air. [#7401DF "Ill follow your lead. Only if you want to....did you want to take your guard too? He seems to be really attached, maybe he doesnt like you being with me right now. He might think I'm going to attack"]
[Cabin [center She hoped she'd cross paths with Sylus after he graduated. She didn't doubt that he would graduate but she wanted to see him again. There was no telling where he would be sent off to. There were so many options. Sometimes the government, sometimes another agency, a wealthy person that had the money in the world that needed protection or working as a guard here, working more for her dad...and the list went on. She didn't know if she would be seeing him again at all after he graduated. ]]
[Cabin [center A bruise...only a bruise. "[b It's not different. Okay...maybe there is. Force to is a lot worse than being attacked. You deal with it every day. This is nothing. ]" It felt wrong for him to show concern for her. She didn't want anyone to be concerned for her because she didn't think she deserved that. ]]
[Cabin [center Then another attack came in. She wished at this point that she could have helped herself but she wasn't good at fighting, especially them. They had way more strength than a regular person, plus all the other stuff they've done with them. She wouldn't be able to handle them in a one on one fight even if she was taught really well. ]]
[Cabin [center When Eric was knocked out, she wrapped her arms around Sylus when he came toward her, as thank you. What if he hadn't heard her? How far would Eric have gone before the guard came? She saw his smile and it made her smile back at him. He was right. She should keep a guard by her for awhile. She gave a nod, "[b Okay, okay I will. Don't worry about me. I'm safer than anyone here. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Sylus' birthday was coming up and she did want to do something for him. They didn't celebrate birthdays here, so she would try to celebrate some birthdays. The cook always seemed a little annoyed when she talked about making cakes. She probably had to make it herself this time... ]]
"[b Then you have to try it. I'm not going to do it because I have to. It is something and I know it's secretly important to you. ]" She always got off happiness from seeing others experiencing a good day. ]]
"[b Sylus, please let me celebrate your birthday. I really want to. ]" She then had to leave. She couldn't stay here all the time. She had to study herself a bit. ]]
[Cabin [center Home felt cold. She lost sight of any pervious time she felt cozy in her bed. Maybe it was when she was six. Before her mom was gone. She only remembered one year with her, but barely. Her face wasn't clear in her mind either. But pictures helped and she looked a lot like her but a lot prettier. Her mom was young in the photos. Ara laid in bed and would just look over at the picture from at the side for a while before falling asleep. ]]
[Cabin [center Morning rose and she was pushed to immediately start her private courses. Mostly languages... She knew a lot of languages. All the stuff she was learning wasn't by her own choice it was her dad's. She was becoming quite bored and decided to slip out and go back to the facility. She spend most of her time there. ]]
[Cabin [center When she got there, she spend some time with the girl's and helping one of the new ones that came in calm down. When she made up her mind to go the guy's side again...she knew she had to get a guard. And so, she bothered one of them she knew very well. He was tall, blond slightly curly hair and hazel eyes. She admits, she had a crush on him not too long ago. She locked hands with him. He was always fun to have around her and she knew he wouldn't leave her sight. ]]
[Cabin [center So, as she walked into the cafeteria, she started chatting with him and he told her about the instructor complaining about one of them were slowing down. When she asked who, she heard Sylus' name. Why? He was doing fine? He even beat him Eric. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I'm having a day off soon. Do you want to hang out? ]" ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Sure. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center "[i So it's a date. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Wait. What? ]]
[Cabin [center She stopped all the sudden and stared back at him, "[b What? ]" ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I want to take you out Ara. Yes or no. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center No. Hell no. "[i Sure...? ]" ]]
[Cabin [center No. ]]
[Cabin [center He leaned and kissed her cheek, and she smiled. Sometimes, she really hated herself. She saw eyes...staring and two people listening on. Way to make a scene. She released Tanner's hand. She may had a crush him before but she would never, not ever date anyone from here. There was no use considering that there was no future. ]]
[Cabin [center She decided to move in more into the cafeteria and spotted Sylus again. She wanted to talk to him. Wanted to see why he was slipping. He couldn't slip because if he was slipping for a longer period of time, then she would have to handle it. She didn't want to hurt him. She saw him with his head down on the table. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Hey ]" She poked his arm, "[b Are you alive? Say...do you want to walk around with me? Maybe take a breath of fresh air? ]" She whispered the last bit. They weren't technically allowed outside, and it wasn't like they could find their way out anyway, but she knew the way and she definitely could sneak him out...just for a bit. This could be like a...early birthday present. Except she was getting him something else too. ]]
It frightened him to think that Ara would just disappear soon. If she was going to go away, the first thing he could think of was that maybe she was going to try and escape? Or maybe she had done something horrible and they wanted her dead like Collin? Either way, she was being vague about what she was going to do. He just didnt want her to be gone off the face of the earth. In all truth, he still wanted to see her, visit and hang out with her at least until he could graduate...and if he could, maybe after that too. SHe's been kind and she cared about him, whether she treated everyone like that or not. In the end, she still came to visit him as well, so that made him happy on sad days.
Sylus investigated her wrist, seeing that large bruise and for some reason it felt wrong. Ara had been nothing but nice to him and to see someone hurt her like this only made him upset. He wanted Eric to pay for his actions because this wasnt fair. [#7401DF "We get hurt, but it's because we're forced to. You were attacked. It's different"] he frowned, knowing that they suffered a lot through both punishments and the medications. The training had left them fatigued and in horrible shape, but no one really cared about that. Either you managed to make it out or not. Even Sylus had a few scars from having knife battles and from shooting guns. The worst scars are the repeated injections on his right arm. It almost looked like polka dots scattered in one area. Everyone had them, but they couldnt really do anything about it.
When Luke and Sylus heard some noise just outside of the door, they both hurried over and Sylus was just angry, seeing Eric holding Ara like that. Did he not know how fragile girls were? Sylus had learned that from seeing his mother and how his father treated her. He always wanted to protect her, but his father was too strong and would always over power him or hurt him.
He didnt want that happening to Ara, so he was concerned. He managed to get Eric off of her, fighting him off as he managed to get him onto the ground. WHen he made it back to ARa, he felt her arms around him and he couldnt help but lift another smile. He just wanted to protect her because she always looked after him. [#7401DF "Please just be more careful. Bring a guard with you if you need to. It's dangerous"] he said worriedly before seeing the guard and then hearing her leaving. He wanted to talk to her a little more to make sure she was okay, but when he heard about a cake, he looked surprised.
[#7401DF "Cake.....I dont know....I've never really had cake. But you dont have to Ara. It's really nothing"] he admitted, knowing it was more of a depressing day than a good one. HE didnt really want to bring her into that depressing mood. But when she started talking about presents, Sylus really didnt know what to do. He didnt remember the last birthday present he ever got because his parents never really did care much. [#7401DF "You dont have to Ara. Really....I dont want to trouble you...it's just a birthday"] he shrugged, just glad she seemed back to normal.
THey said their goodbyes and Sylus headed back to his room with Luke, opening the bag of food to see the burgers and fries. He's never really had this before, so when the two boys took a bite, their eyes widened and then they kept eating more and more. It was delicious. One of the best meals he's ever had here. All of his favorite foods were given to him by Ara. He felt really lucky, but according to Eric, she's done this for everyone else too.
[i Are you fucking serious! This is the shiiit! Damn Sylus. I dont know how you did it, but that girl is the best. No wonder everyone wants to be friends with her. If I could eat like this, I dont mind staying here for a while"] Luke finished his burger quickly and then Sylus did as well. He felt so satisfied and then he managed to just pass out in bed for the night.
The next morning, Sylus was feeling so groggy, his body ached and he just tried to force himself to get up, otherwise he'd get yelled at by the guards and be sent to do more painful activities. He quickly showered and dressed up in the training uniform, a black tank and some camo pants. He then headed outside quickly and made his way to the cafeteria, managing to grab some food before everyone left for training. Sylus felt unable to though. His muscles ached and he didnt now if he could make it today, but he had to.
He ran with the group, ending up far behind. WHen they were sparring, he was too slow, getting hit by his opponent easily. But by the time training finished, Sylus was about to pass out from exhaustion. He headed back tot he cafeteria for the day, resting his head on the table.
[Cabin [center Abandonment was something she never wanted to do. Sometimes, she had to follow through what was required of her. She lingered her because she felt responsibility, cared about them. That and no matter how she attempted to find ways out of it, she figured there was no way out. "[b No Sylus... I wouldn't ever abandon any of you. I mean I wouldn't leave because I don't want to abandon anyone here or you. But...my time here will decrease more and more." She didn't want that. She wanted to make things easier for the people here, just even a little bit, even if it was false hope. ]]
[Cabin [center After seeing Sylus try so hard to defend her, it left a bad taste in her, knowing how Eric was right. It felt wrong having Sylus defend her but she let him. She sat in their room and kept quiet with Luke around. Then Sylus woke up and it put a smile on her to see him awake. It looked like he would be fine then. Her eyes traveled to the touch of her hand being held. She smiled and looked back at him, hearing his concern. "[b You boys get hurt all the time... A little bruise is nothing compared to what you've been through. I can take it, and I'm still safe here. ]" She then got up, wanting to get them food and for herself too. Maybe it wasn't the smartest move to send the only guard off to kitchen duty but, it wasn't like he would have been useful if he looked that asleep. ]]
[Cabin [center As her hand reached the knob, she was pinned into the wall, feeling Eric's pressing his body behind her. She found her scream muffled out. She felt the panic start to rise and run through her blood. She struggled until his grip became stronger. She closed her eyes and was hoping the guard would show up. Then she felt the weight fall off. She opened her eyes and saw Sylus had pulled him back. She took Luke's help and followed along to keep away just she wasn't in between but she could still hear everything. She hoped as hell that she would never dear have to have orders to kill Sylus. Sylus was doing well though, and he wasn't attempting a run. He would be fine. ]]
[Cabin [center [i Hear that? He called you nice. ] ]]
[Cabin [center [i size16 You slaughtered his roommate. ] ]]
[Cabin [center Go away. ]]
[Cabin [center [i Are you nice? Were you nice when you let me take control? ] ]]
[Cabin [center Shut up. ]]
[Cabin [center Ara's mind distant itself from the place for a moment. She watched Eric cough out blood. She wanted this to stop. They shouldn't be fighting. She stood still and did nothing, watching him slam into Eric. He trusted her. He was fighting because of her. And what for? ]]
[Cabin [center He was right. They should know better. To figure out that there was no damn escape. Her body was still slightly trembling. Being that closed into letting Eric do whatever he wanted actually made her frightened. She watched Sylus until he came in front of her and attempted a smile. Even a slight smile made her light up a bit from him. "[b Yea. I'm alright. Thanks to you...thank you. ]" She hugged him and looked at Luke and decided to give him a hug too, "Thanks." She saw the guard come back and released him. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b It's probably better if I go. You two enjoy your lunch, and rest up. Oh and Sylus, what kind of cake do you want this year? ]" She remembered his birthday was coming up. She knew it was rough for him. She knew his records. His mother sold him, right by his seventh birthday. But she didn't know that much else either, except him going about his mom's birthday present in his first year here. She still wanted to celebrate it. Wanted his birthday to be important because it was the day he was born. He survived through a lot and it took a lot just to survive. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I'm still deciding on your birthday present too," She admitted. She knew that it appeared like she easily recovered from what happened and she knew her smiles looked genuine. Some were but most weren't. She wasn't happy. She felt broken. Especially having to kill people she's seen since they were kids. She felt disgusted with it. It made her sound no better than her dad. And maybe she was. She was a coward. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Maybe I'll get you a music player...and a strawberry lollipop. ]" She remembered the first day she met him clearly. It was also the first day she found out what could happen if those drugs failed. ]]
[Cabin [center She decided to give her goodbyes, knowing he would need to rest. He would have more work tomorrow and falling behind would be bad. She left and had returned home, and the first room she entered was a spacious room. A room with no personal touch, no computer, no pictures, nothing in the desk. The only thing personal she saw there was her elder brother in his bed, glancing at her. He was getting up when she shut the door and decided not to talk to him again, since ten years ago. ]]
[Cabin [center She entered her bedroom and hid herself in her bed sheets. ]]
[Cabin [center For now...she didn't want to go back to the facility, until they needed her, or mentally gained better control of herself and her thoughts. ]]
No one knew what really happened after graduation, but most of them would gossip at lunch or in their rooms about a better life. Being able to guard someone rich, who'd let them explore the world or let them live a life. Most people that Sylus interacted with had dreams of getting a career, going to a real school, or just finding the girl of their dreams and starting a family. Their dreams were anything that a normal human being would want and it was unfair to see them suffering because they were placed here in this prison.
Sylus didnt really have a dream as big as they did. He just wanted to experience the outside world. Have someone care about him and saw him as someone important would be amazing as well. He's never really felt needed or wanted, so he's always just drifted out as an outcast. Still, all he wanted was to just graduate and be free of these walls.
Sylus' birthday was coming up as well, but it was always a day he dreaded ever since he was seven. It was the day this hell broke loose and his mother abandoned him. The day he had received the worst present of all. Loneliness. He never looked forward to that day, but he did swear that one day when he got out of here...he'd buy himself something nice. Something to change such a horrible day to something normal. If only their wants could be fulfilled, even if it was a small want.
As he spoke to Ara, he wondered why she'd be going all over the place. Abandoning everyone? Why would she want to do that. [#7401DF "Why are you going to abandon us?"] he asked, not wanting her to leave. She was the only kind person he's really met here and he practically grew up beside her.
When he was taken into the bedroom, Sylus woke up after a while, but it was still difficult to move his body. He just turned his head to face her and then he saw saw his roommate Luke beside her. What was he up to? He better not lay a finger on Ara. He wouldnt allow that to happen. His eyes moved back to ARa, feeling surprised she didnt tell them it was Eric. He didnt want anyone else hurting her like that and he could see from her wrist that it must have been painful. Sylus reached over and then he held her hand, looking for a while [#7401DF "You should stay away from here for a while Ara. I dont want you getting hurt like this"] he told her, sighing a little as she stepped out to go get them some food.
He looked at Luke and shrugged a little [i "She's your friend Sylus? Why didnt you tell me you and Ara were close! She's like the the only girl that gets to be here and she's such a beaut. Look how nice she is getting us food. HOw lucky are you"] he smiled and Sylus just shook his head. She got food for other people too and was nice to them as well. His mind was conflicted with what reason she had for doing those things. Was Eric right? NO, he couldnt be. He's been Ara's friend for years and she hasnt done anything to betray him like that.
Just as the two were talking, he heard a soft yell in the hallway. IT sounded like Ara. He tried to move, the feeling in his muscles coming back as he walked towards the door and then Luke hurried to help him. When he opened the door to see Eric holding her against the wall, Sylus could feel the panic kick in and he immediately began moving on his own, running towards him as he pulled him back. [#7401DF "Get away from her!"] he yelled and pulled Eric back. Luke walked over and helped Ara up onto her feet as he kept her away from Sylus and Eric. [i "I told you Sylus. That girl is nothing but trouble. Just wait. She'll turn her back on you too and you'll end up like COllin. Dead!"] he told him and Sylus just shoved him back.
[#7401DF "I dont care. Ara wouldnt do that...she's nice"] he argued back and Eric just walked over and lifted him up by the collar [i "She's nice? Then why is COllin dead when she was the last person with him"] he narrowed his eyes and threw him against the wall. Sylus fell to the ground, but he managed to get back up. His muscles were working again, so he decided to defend himself. Eric walked over throwing a punch to his face, but Sylus managed to dodge. He slammed his right hook into Eric's gut and saw him fall back, backing up against the wall as he coughed up some blood. Sylus wasnt as big as most of these guys here, but his punches hurt. He had more power behind them than just being big with tons of muscles.
Eric ran after him and Sylus just kneed him more into the gut and slammed his fists onto his back so he fell to the ground. He backed up a bit and looked at Eric [#7401DF "Dont lay another finger on Ara. She didnt do anything. Collin tried to escape....we should know better"] he sighed softly and then he walked over Luke and Ara, massaging his fists a little before he tried to lift that smile again [#7401DF "Are you alright?"] he asked, thanking Luke for helping out. He saw the guard returning with a bag of food and he just walked the two of them back into their rooms for now. He didnt want to deal with Eric anymore, not to mention the fact that he still felt tired. The adrenaline in his blood was fading and now he could feel his muscles dying down again so he took a seat on his bed and laid back down.
[Cabin [center Whatever happened to them after graduation was left a bit of a secret. Knowing about that killer chip right now would increase the number of attempting escape. Which there was no use because there was no escape. She's tired, other's tried and even if the very few cases that got away, it was really rare and she didn't know if they were alive. It bothered her, that she couldn't do a single thing to stop it. She understood why those chips were there, to keep track of them, to make sure they weren't blindly being violent or causing trouble. There was nothing like a bigger fear than one of their made elite solider being loose and out in the wind without any control. More power to them, really but if they wanted to live, they had to stay away. ]]
[Cabin [center No one here really know who she was. What she would do. She had her own job the more older she became and it would involve spending less time here. If it was my choice, she wouldn't take part of it, but maybe she could make safer or easier. She couldn't really tell Sylus either what she would be doing. Helping the owner, the mastermind behind all this, her dad to make deals, trades, set up missions... She didn't take that would go to well with anyone here. The moment anyone realized whose kid she was, she doubt they'd talk to her, and even see her as the enemy when she really was just as trapped as they were here. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I'll be going all over the place. ]" That's all she was going to say. But why? Why couldn't she? She could almost tell him everything. "[b Because that would mean I would be abandoning everyone here. And...because there's no way I can run. I've tried. ]" She pretty much dodged his question, so she didn't give a real reason. She didn't want him to hate her because of who her family was. ]]
[Cabin [center She wrapped her arms around him and she felt a little desperate, not to lose anyone else. Not having to pull the trigger on someone else's head because she's seen a lot of them since they were kids. Sometimes she visited the first facility and helped out with the kids, and sometimes...when she told them everything was going to be alright, and played with them with the toys she gave them, they didn't come back. And all there was left of their existence was the fact that she knew them...and they were just kids. She didn't let herself get too attached anymore because she didn't know who would die next. ]]
[Cabin [center She didn't expect Sylus to be the one giving her comfort. No one really comforted her, but it was nice. And then all hell broke loose when Eric start throwing accusations at her. It reached her end nerve when she saw the guards knock out Sylus without thinking. They even showed up late. Where were they when there was an actual problem? It was nice to have his roommates helping Sylus out into the bed. ]]
[Cabin [center She just gave a nod when he said he would stay. She stuck around and kept quiet but was feeling his eyes lurk all over her body. She looked back at him, catching him from where his eyes were looking at, but well, she hardly blamed him. They hardly did see a girl. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b No... He wasn't. ]" Too? She's never been taken advantage of. She decided to be quiet and just wait it out, checking things on her pone before turning her head and seeing Sylus up. She smiled seeing him up. "[b I'm alright. The guards thought you were the one to attack me, so they tazed you, but I got you out of there at least. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Eric... Maybe she should just tell Eric off but she wouldn't. "[b No. ]" She stated. "They didn't. They don't know it was him." And she wasn't about to tell the guards either. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I want to eat together, but I don't want you to move. I'll get you something to eat, both of you. ]" She looked over at his roommate, "[b I'll just be a second.]" She smiled and got up to her feet and head out the door and walked up to the guard, pushing him a bit to wake him up. He stared back at her tired. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Fetch me some real food, three burgers, fries and well, water I guess. ]" She said. He looked at her as if she was nuts. She narrowed her eyes and he sighed and got up to go to where the chefs were. She watched the guard leave the hall and as she was walking back to Sylus' room, she noticed Eric in the hall. She was going to make a run for it inside the room but as soon as she got close to the door to grab the door knob, he grabbed her and pinned her against the wall, her back facing him. Ara screamed but her scream was cut off short when he covered her mouth. ]]
[Cabin [center "[i Shut up.]" He spoke quietly and pressed himself against her. She whined and still tried to make some noise. Wait till the guard came back, then what would he do? ]]
[Cabin [center "[i I'm going to get payback for what you did to Collin. So stay still. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center She shook her head and tried to shift, and was just pressed harder against the wall. She tried kicking his shin or stepping on his foot but that failed because Eric and anyone else here had high tolerance of pain. ]]
No one really had a clue about what happened after they were able to graduate. All they knew was that they'd be working for some top organization to defend people, but they didnt know they'd still be monitored with a kill switch. That was a horrible thought and if they were trapped like that in the outside world, what was the point of even becoming a guard when your freedom was stripped away from you like that. Trying to escape would have been the best option if it wasnt so damn impossible. Still, Sylus wasnt going to try and escape. He wanted to graduate, he wanted to complete something that he could be proud of. Maybe if he was a full fledged guard, he could save someone important and be on the news. That would teach his mother to abandon him again. He was definitely worth something and he belonged in this world. He wanted to prove that she should have kept him than sell him here.
Sylus spoke with Ara about the future and just staying in this facility. He wondered why he'd see her less, but at least she was still here. [#7401DF "Less and less? Where will you be going?"] he wondered, hoping that she was able to get out of here if she could. He could sense something odd about this place and he felt it everyday. His friends disappeared, he didnt know what happened to them. All he would ever hear were the guards saying that they were caught, now they were being punished, while he did nothing like a coward and just tried to live his life without breaking the rules.
Everyday he's seen those guys come and go and ever since then, he hasnt seen anyone that's been a recruit since the day he came. THey were mostly gone or graduated. Sylus continued talking to her and wondered why she couldnt leave. He always thought she could do whatever she wanted [#7401DF "Why cant you Ara?"] he asked, knowing that she seemed like she had the most freedom compared to everyone else. It was clear she was going to give special to the institute and he was just another experiment.
He held her in his arms and then he could feel her trembling a little. He wasnt going to try to escape, especially not now after what happened to his roommate. [#7401DF "I wont try to leave. I want to graduate. That I can promise you"] he hesitantly reached up, letting his hands rub her back until he saw Eric harming her. What in the world was he doing to Ara!
Sylus was completely pissed off. He had to hurry in there to stop the fight, blocking Eric from getting any closer to Ara. He did his best to defend her and managed to get Eric to leave, but it stunned him to hear that she gave food and clothes to other patients. He really did believe she only was nice like this to him. It was very disappointing to hear, but at least it wasnt so bad. It still helped him. He just wished Ara was doing this for him and him only. He liked being special to someone.
When Eric left, he sighed in relief, seeing the guards and not expecting to be tazed to the ground. Sylus was shocked and then he blacked out. The guards pinned him down, but when Ara spoke and pulled them off, managing to get his roommates to help bring him back to their room.
As he laid in bed, he was out cold. Sylus' roommates were there, looking at Ara closely. She looked very attractive and now that they got a chance to see a girl for real, they wanted to see more of her. [i "ILl stay and look after Sylus too. Clyde, you go get us a table and something to eat. Ill meet you there"] one of the other roommates said as he took a seat beside Ara. His eyes were clearly on her hair, her face, her chest, and her behind, but he didnt do anything. [i "Dang I dont know why they tazed him? Was he trying to take advantage of you too?"] he asked and then noticed that Sylus was beginning to wake after an hour.
His eyes opened and looked up at the two, trying to move, but his body seemed disconnected. IT was like the signal just wasnt working and he couldnt really move anymore. What was he supposed to do? Sylus watched the two and then he managed to speak a little [#7401DF "What happened....Ara, Are you alright?"] he asked to make sure no one hurt her. THe more he sat up to think, the more he was beginning to gain the feeling back in his body.
[#7401DF "Did they catch Eric?"] he wondered, thinking that if he was still just out there in the prison. He didnt want Ara to get hurt again. [#7401DF "Im fine Ara. YOu dont have to worry about me. You should just go grab some dinner and relax. I dont mind joining you if you want to eat together"] he suggested, although, he hadnt figured out how he was going to get out of his bed just yet.
[Cabin [center There was no true way out. She knew protocol. Once graduating, a chip was placed underneath the skin of their neck. It acted as a gps and kill switch. Cutting out wrong, would kill them. There was no real freedom but they were allowed to get days off. And that chip had a time limit, if they weren't checked in every week, the kill switch would activate and kill them again. But she knew the safest jobs to have, to have more freedom. There were a very extreme few that got out. One of them was her old bodyguard when she was a child. She didn't know how they did it, because even without the chip it was near to impossible. She knew Sylus wasn't too far from graduating either. There was an age deadline after all. Some graduated earlier, it all depended on how good they were. Age twenty five was the last year and if they didn't graduate by then they'd never have a chance out. ]]
[Cabin [center Will, want... Almost made it sound as if she had a choice. She was trapped here as any of them were. The difference was she was less subjected to pain and death. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I'll be around. But less and less every year.]" She wanted to run away from this life. She wanted to run away from this life. She wanted to go to college, to go on an actual campus, not just get taught by her dad's professionals. Make friends there, make a best friend, join a club, like the movies, get her first boyfriend, have her first time. She knew all of those things weren't her life and these things weren't his life either. She didn't want to complain because she still had a lot more than they did. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b To be honest. ]" She leaned in, and whispered, " [b I wish I could leave. But I can't. I can't leave this behind, even if I could leave. ]" She shrugged. ]]
[Cabin [center It was natural for him to be concerned about his roommate. She had forgotten to tell Collin that he couldn't open his mouth about it. Her arms wrapped around him, giving him false comfort because it was her fault. ]]
[Cabin [center They didn't kill anyone who tried all the time. The ones who nearly succeeded was kept, only because it was impressive but that hasn't happened in years. She held onto him because she felt her own self feel dread for Collin's death. He was just another kid here that was put through hell, with no choice. All he wanted was what everyone else had the right to. Why? Why did she have to kill them? Why couldn't she be stronger so that she could get them out of here? Or stop this all... She wanted all of this to stop. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Sylus...please don't try what he did. Promise me. ]" She didn't want to lose anyone else here. ]]
[Cabin [center Her breath was knocked out of her. Her body aching, her wrist already purple from where he grabbed. He was strong, stronger than the average person.. She fell onto the ground, shaken up and saw Sylus offering to help her up. She took his help and felt the fear crawl up her throat. She stayed right behind him. She gave a nod. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b What's wrong with giving you all stuff? I didn't turn...]" Her voice cracked but she shut it when he narrowed his eyes at her like that. If her personality wasn't enough to fool anyone else into thinking Eric was nuts than she didn't know what would. ]]
[Cabin [center Ara started breathing when Eric left. But her calm was interrupted when the pulled her apart from Sylus and tazed him. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Get off him! ]" She pushed passed on guard and repeated, "[b Off him. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Hesitantly, he got off Sylus. Ara attempted to carry Sylus herself but was failing. His two roommates came in and took over into carrying him towards their sleeping quarters. Ara followed them through the halls into the hall of the sleeping quarters. ]]
[Cabin [center There was only one single guard here and he appeared half asleep since no one wandered here at this time. It wasn't secure enough for her to be here, but harm could Sylus' two roommates could do to her anyway? She knew that they were close to Collin and one was planning to leave with him but who would believe Eric anyway? She was more concerned if Sylus was okay. She went into the room with them, the door shutting behind. She watched the guys put Sylus in his bed. She sat at the edge of the bed and sighed. "[b Thanks... I'm going to stay here a bit. You two should go back. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center She wanted to stay here for a bit. She would stay until dinner, if he wasn't awake by then, then she'd leave him one of her caramel candy's in her bag that she kept in case she was feeling for something sweet and head home. ]]
There was no happiness around here and Sylus knew that. The only happiness he would ever find from being here was to be able to graduate as a soldier and then leave and be lucky enough that his boss was nice enough to let him outside to explore. Maybe then he could try and figure something out. Run away to another country, change his identity so no one would find him. All he wanted was to live his life normally and maybe try and find his mother. Everything had been a train wreck since his seventh birthday and all he could really do right now was just get past each test...live past each day and hope those injections didnt kill him.
Ara was always there. She was there since he was seven, since he last saw his mother and she'd always come by and take care of him. He knew that she was kind at heart and ever since then he's been thankful. When his roommates brought her up, he kept quiet because he didnt like the way they talked about her. Why would anyone want to do that to someone as kind as her?
He followed her to an empty area of the cafeteria and felt relief when she said that they could still see each other if she worked hard. He did want to see her still, but he didnt now what would happen when he graduated. [#7401DF "Will you still be here? Or do you want to leave?"] he asked, before getting to the question about Collin. He didnt know what he was expecting her to say, but when she said he got caught, it was no surprise to him. He felt bad because he was warming up to COllin and did see him as a good friend. He didnt know what he was going to do now that one of his roommates was gone.
Sylus' eyes saw the blood on her bag, but when she tried to say she got hurt, he just decided to believe her. He didnt know if she's lied to him before, but Ara was always nice to him. Her arms around him surprised him as he felt her hang on. Sylus just felt down, but it did give him some comfort. [#7401DF "It's not your fault Ara. He tried to escape. I had a feeling they killed the ones that tried"] he frowned, just staying still because his friend had just died. He died and no one really knew....how or why.
Sylus saw Collin's friend walk over, but the minute he saw him slam Ara up against the wall, he hurried to try and stop him. [#7401DF "Hey! Leave her alone Eric!"] he got in between them and then he reached down and helped her up onto her feet. [#7401DF "Ara are you alright?"] he turned back around to face Eric. [#7401DF "she didnt do anything. She just tried to stop him from escaping"] he told Eric, but Eric looked furious. [i "That bitch does it to everyone. She acts all nice, gives us clothes and food to get close...and then she probably turned Collin in!"] he hissed and Sylus looked a bit shocked. She's been giving clothes and food to everyone? Not just him? He stayed in between them and looked up at Eric [#7401DF "She didnt do anything. Collin got caught. That was it"] he told Eric. The tall male just narrowed his eyes at Ara and stopped when he saw the rush of guards coming in to stop them.
He just glanced back at Syrus [i "SHe's nothing but trouble. I feel it and IM not falling for it like Collin did"] he told him before walking off back to his table. Sylus looked up at the guards as they rushed over, seeing Sylus by Ara. They tazed him and Sylus fell to the ground, his body spazzing as he tried to get a grip. [b "Get down boy. Leave the girl alone if you dont want to be kicked out of here''] the guard told him as they pinned Sylus still to the ground.
[Cabin [center There was no use to be kind to them, she knew that it wouldn't make a too much of a difference. They were stuck here. They were stuck being tested and if they managed to live, their life would be subjected to more fights to survive. And if they fell out of line, if they failed to keep up or slacked off, then she was the one that had to handle it. If she didn't do it, she knew what would happen. Sylus had kept up, never had any real threat of escaping and so she never had to deal with him. She's grown up with him and stayed with him the longest. Anyone she's met at his age when she was younger died. Everyone else she knew was normally older now, and had left to whatever her dad sent them off to. There were younger kids that she met too. Sylus was someone that she felt the closest to out of them. She didn't mean to kiss him, because she knew it just wouldn't happen. ]]
[Cabin [center It was clear that she could avoid him. She could say no, she was busy or she needed to leave but that would only bring more suspicion and she didn't want that. She pulled on a smile and kept her regular personality on with him. She saw how people looked at him because she was personally just talking to him. She could never tell anyone that he felt closest to her. She couldn't constantly spend time with him either because she knew these guys were vicious and they would bug him if she singled him. ]]
[Cabin [center They went into a quieter spot and listened. "[b Well keep working on training and I'm sure you'll graduate. If you do really good...maybe we can still see each other. ]" She wanted him to stick around her. She didn't him to be shifted god who knew were. She'd rather have him work as bodyguard, near her. That was selfish though and she would never tell him that. And if wasn't higher than standards they'd never even consider him as working as security detail for her. "[b Remember, if those injections are giving you real bad symptoms, go back and tell them. They're starting to make antidotes in case your body can't take it. ] Finally... She had to put her foot down for that to happen. It took a lot of talking, and convincing and hell. She managed to convince her dad that he lost millions of dollars killing one person. ]]
[Cabin [center Ara followed along with his question about Collin. Collin that she killed, that she didn't want to kill. He was just another guy that wanted out. She didn't blame him from wanting to get out of here. She didn't blame him for touching her like he did either. ]]
[Cabin [center Aralyn frowned, "[b He was caught. At least that's what I heard. I'm sorry Sylus... ]" While her hand was going into her bag she picked up where he was looking at he. He saw. He definitely saw. She looked back at him and heard him speak. It wasn't a question, it was a statement. She uncovered the blood. "Ah... I got hurt before. It looks like some of it wiped off my bag," She bit her lip and gave a nod, "[b Yea. He was. I wanted to try to convince him out of it. But the guard saw us and made me leave. ]" She stared down at the ground and inhaled a deep breath and stepped forward, and hugged him. "[b I'm sorry... Maybe if I stayed I could have helped and stopped him from being killed. ] She knew what they told people here. That they got kicked out. Just kicked out. But she wasn't going to lie to anyone about that. ]]
[Cabin [center She backed up and gave a sad smile, "[b Do you want to eat with me again?" ]" She asked, and then saw someone come up to her, one of Collin's friends. She recognized them. They looked pissed but she gave a smile until he grabbed her and pushed her up against the wall. Pain went right through her. She start breathing a little more heavier. ]]
[Cabin [center "[i You bitch. You had something to do with it didn't you? ]" He gripped onto wrist, fully bruising her. She felt fear run into for a moment, "[b I didn't- ]" ]]
[Cabin [center He pulled her hair and Ara tried to move but he just threw her onto the ground. She tried to get up and felt her heart beat pound against her chest. Ara was getting up again, trying to gain her composure. She inhaled a deep breath and tried to get up and knew help would be here, and they'd help her out of here. ]]
He couldnt help but try to smile around Ara because she was always there. She was always helping him out, making sure he was okay, and watching his back since the first time he came to the institution. She's been here longer than he has and because of her, he was still here hoping to graduate so he could escape this place, even if he does turn into a mutated monster. This place was like a prison and there were times when people would gossip. No one really knew who was in charge or why they were doing this. They just knew that if they passed, they were considered strong and could have all they wanted. At least that's what's been going around.
During training, Sylus was still thinking about that kiss. He wasnt sure what that meant at all. Was she just being nice? Was that a show of affection? He didnt understand, but he managed to get through the day until it was time for lunch. As he walked into the cafeteria, he was stunned to hear that Collin wasnt coming back anymore. Why wasnt he coming back? Did they catch him? If they caught him what would happen? THey would get punished wouldnt they? Was the punishment death? Sylus had all these questions in his mind, but he did know the last person that COllin went to meet up with and that was Ara.
So as he approached her table, he noticed the looks the guys were giving him. IT looked like he was trying to take the only girl from their table all for himself, but Ara was just a close friend of his. His expression lifted when she said she'd talk and then he held her hand, following her towards an empty area as he looked down at her [#7401DF "Training was okay. TIring as usual. All of these injections every week are making my body feel weird too, but Im alright. I needed to ask you something.....it's about Collin. Do you know where he is?"] he wondered, looking over to see her grabbing something from her bag. He noticed there was a bit of blood at the edge and he wondered what that was. Why did she have blood on her bag?
Sylus watched her covering it up and he knew it must have been from someone....what did she do? [#7401DF "He said that he was meeting up with you"] he told her, his eyes moving back to meet hers, feeling a little off now. What was this strange sensation he was feeling. It felt wrong...
[Cabin [center Even a slight smile from him was enough to know that she made it even only a bit easier to withstand. Originally, she was supposed to be kind, manipulate them for the sake of gaining trust so that it would be easier to remove them if they fell out of line. But she didn't have it in her to do it for those reasons. Her reasons of being kind to them is for owing it to them for what her family is doing, to stop them wanting to leave so that they wouldn't have to die. The best chance out of here was 'graduating' and then being sent off to whoever wanted to hire them for protection. Sure, there was no real freedom but it was better than being trapped within these walls. ]]
[Cabin [center There were plenty of people she chatted with, gave stuff to around here. To the girl's side, and to the guy's side. She was about friendly with everyone but sometimes she didn't get to all of them. She normally tried to direct her energy to people who she thought would leave, but it didn't seem like Sylus was plotting anything and she just enjoyed his company. She ate and let him listen to music, and when she finished she sang along quietly. She's grown accustomed to her surroundings. She knew there was no use in being miserable of something she had no control over. She lifted her eyes and dreaded to ask him that question. She felt a relief that he wouldn't try to go. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b I would try to convince him not to yet...but he seems stubborn. ] It's why she wasn't attempting to convince him not to. He wouldn't listen. He would attempt it anyway and she had to get her job done if that's so. When she was saying goodbye to Sylus, she hadn't meant to kiss his cheek. She's kissed other guy's cheeks before and she stopped doing that because it lead them on and that's not want she wanted. She would never be with anyone in this facility. Sylus was just a good friend that she cared about. ]]
[Cabin [center The trigger had become easier to pull. Plunging a dagger never was. When she tried combat, she couldn't bare the feeling of striking someone else. Guns was more detached to the kill than anything else. She was a sharp shooter, she could use a sniper really well. She was more than capable to train someone too. ]]
[Cabin [center Lunch came around and she sat down beside Nico and his friends. She'd give it a few days before she would go around Sylus, maybe a week. Him and his roommates and Collin's friends. She smiled and talked to some of the guys, some of the things they were saying were inappropriate but she just redirected it, and Nico told them to shut the hell up. Ara lifted her eyes up seeing Sylus, and held up her expression. She smiled and gave a nod, "[b Yea. ]" She got up and took his hand. She directed him towards a quieter spot in the cafeteria and faced him. She was hoping to hell that he wasn't going to ask about Collin but that was the only thing he could talk to her about. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b What do you want to talk about? I'm all ears...and oh, how was training? Not too hard on you was it? ]" She asked and she went into her bag again over her shoulder, wanting to grab something but then noticed that she hadn't checked her little bag properly. There was just a bit of blood at the edge. She zipped her bag and tried to cover it with her hand and looked back at him, deciding to completely listen and hoped he would never notice that little bloody spot. ]]
It was just another day, another chance to fight, to show one's skill, to survive through the physical training and to get a new dose of injections. Sylus wasnt excited about this one bit and meeting up with Collin at lunch proved that. His roommate was a very chilled guy. He always went with the flow, but his idea of breaking out seemed really close thanks to his persuasion. Collin was great at talking, great at swaying people, and good looking. HIs blonde hair would have swooned any girl out there if this was a normal training camp, but no. The guys here all grew up into becoming soldiers and the only girl they'd really seen was her.
The cafeteria was packed, but there were tables that were reserved for certain groups and Sylus usually just ate with his roommates. Now that he was sitting before him, he continued to look around, see those familiar faces around and then noticing that a few of the people he used to see missing made Sylus know that something was going on. Where could they have gone? HE didnt know if there was an escape or not, but they had watched the people who tried to escape and they havent returned at all. Sometimes Sylus would say that maybe the security was so tight that the people that tried only got themselves caught, but who knows what happened to them.
SItting at the table in front of Ara was comforting because she really was one of the nicest people here. He made it here without going crazy, thanks to her. If it werent for her clothes, her special food, and her toys, he would have felt lonely, which he still did feel, but not as much. For some reason, he felt special. LIke maybe she was only doing this for him. For him and him only. That thought would always make him feel somewhat better when his day felt horrible. That's why seeing her right now managed to put even a small smile on his lips.
[#7401DF "Thanks Ara. I'm glad you're here. I dont mind if you have lunch with me"] he placed the sandwich aside, planning to eat it later because he knew that this glob called food was already boring. It was always the same ever since he was seven years old. His mind drifted back to the day his mother called his name to head out for his birthday surprise. He could hear her calling and he was so excited.....his mind drifted back when he heard Ara say his name. His eyes looked into hers and he nodded, placing the other headphone in and listening. Her music always sound so beautiful. HE's never really heard anything like it before. It was peaceful and it calmed him down.
His eyes looked over her, watching her lips go with the music, her pretty teal eyes just glancing off elsewhere and that smile on her face when she was surrounded by hungry men. How'd she do it? He didnt now, but he admired her for it. [#7401DF "Im not going anywhere. Collin is crazy for even thinking he can"] he told her, looking as the guard called them for training. Sylus was about to get up when he felt something warm on his cheek. He glanced ove and noticed Ara's lips touching his skin. His eyes averted and then he took in a deep breath as he watched her hurry off. Sylus just stood there a little stunned as he reached up to touch his cheek. It felt so warm, kind....almost filled with love.
He smiled to himself and then headed out the doors to follow the guards. Training was intense as usual. They ran almost ten miles, Sylus near the back half of the group panting and trying to catch his breath. It was always difficult for him keep up, but he somehow managed. He was doing fine on the weight training, and he did great on combat. He put down most of his opponents. But during training, he couldnt help but think about COllin and Ara. Were they really going to be together? For some reason he didnt want that. He didnt want her to be with his roommate and he didnt want Collin getting special treatment.
He headed back to his dorm and showered, changing into some shorts and another black shirt. He walked towards the men's cafeteria, holding her sandwich in his hands as he looked around to find a seat. There was no sign of Collin at all. He hasnt seen him at training nor back a his room. Maybe he had escaped? One of the guards had approached him down the hall, saying that Collin will no longer be his roommate. He had failed the test and was sent to leave this place.
Sylus didnt believe him. He knew what Collin was planning. He knew that he was going to escape today...that he was going to escape....with Ara? Maybe she knew where he went? His roommate may have been annoying and a pain sometimes, but Sylus had grown comfortable being around the guy. He understood him and still wanted to hang around and make jokes with him.
Sylus searched around the cafeteria for Ara, seeing her sitting with a group of guys. He walked over and approached them, looking at the group surrounding her. Deep down her didnt like it...but he needed to talk to her. [#7401DF "Ara, can I talk to you for a bit?"] he asked, almost whispering as his eyes tried to focus on her and not on the guys obviously just staring at him with disbelief. As if a shrimp like this could get her to leave them. Ara was pretty and all the guys wanted her attention.
[Cabin [center [i How can you smile and eat?] ]]
[Cabin [center [i [size16 You're slaughtering them. ]] ]]
[Cabin [center I have to. ]]
[Cabin [center [i You treat people like live stock.] ]]
[Cabin [center A tray fell across from her. Her expression was in turmoil for a moment when she saw Sylus. ]]
[Cabin [center [i I fooled him too.] ]]
[Cabin [center An attempted smile from Sylus made the world vivid once more. She gave a brightened smile. She dug into her bag and pulled out another sandwich for him. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b No problem. Here. You can enjoy something else now too. It's a BLT. I just wanted to have breakfast with you, if that's okay. ]" Ara kept the smile. He was the same as always, having trouble smiling. No matter how hard she tried. ]]
[Cabin [center Eyes always had fallen on her. She assumed that's what he was looking for. The threatening glances and facial expressions directed at her. It would have frightened her if she weren't protected by the many friends she had here. If she didn't, then even the guards wouldn't be able to stop them. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Sylus. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Ara pulled out her phone and, passed him one side of her headphones. "[b Want to listen to music? ]" Music wasn't all so common here since they had no radio or access to the internet. She set it on a play list. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Collin asked me if I wanted to leave with him. I'm not... Are you? ]" She ate her sandwich inbetween, wanting to hear an answer and hoped he would say no. Even if he had said yes, she wanted to convince him out of it. She sang a little to the songs once she was done eating, very quietly. ]]
[Cabin [center The guards called everyone out for training. They had to tolerance for being late. "[b Looks like you have to go. I'll see you later, and good luck with training. ]" She didn't know what she was doing next but she did it. She leaned in and kissed his cheek, making her own eyes widen. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b Ah...Good luck. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center Ara scrambled to get up and get going. She exit the cafeteria. While other's went left towards the training rooms, she moved right and waited for Collin to exit. She grabbed his hand and lead him down the hall up until she found the storage room. After unlocking the door, her hand was twisting the knob when she felt him grab her ass. Her body became stiff. What was he doing? ]]
[Cabin [center "[i Am I going to be the first to get under your dress? ]" His kept his hand on her ass, and exploring past her dress, and felt him try to lift it up. She set it down and opened the door for him. ]]
[Cabin [center "[b You'll see. ]" ]]
[Cabin [center He stepped into the storage room. When the door closed, the darkness overwhelmed her. She couldn't see him but she could feel him stepping into her space. His lips were too close to hers. Her hands went searching for a gun in the lower shelve. A bullet to head might be less painful... Sometimes she didn't get that luxury. ]]
[Cabin [center Collin's lips brushed with hers. He kissed her and backed up for a second, and she could assume that he was smiling. ]]
[Cabin [center "[i Wow, so this is what it's like to kiss a girl. You're really pretty Ara. Do you want to go with me? We'll get to finally see the world. Listen to music, and eat whatever we want. Travel...It'll be everything a person can wish for... ]" His voice was growing quieter the more he pressed her back against the shelves. The way he was talking made her even feel tempted to try again. She allowed him to kiss her one time before she whispered. "[b I'm sorry. ]" She pushed back. She could only see his shock for a split second before she pulled the trigger. Blood spattered back on her. Ara didn't flinch. ]]
[Cabin [center Aralyn stepped out. She let the guards in and take care of the body. She went into her bag and pulled out her wipes and just wiped the blood off her face and headed into the girl's side. She went straight to the room she stayed sometimes in. She pulled out a change of clothes and went into the showers. Washing herself off and changing her clothes. After she was dressed, she dared herself to go back for lunch, but couldn't and end up attempted following with the girl's training but was failing miserably. Front up combat was not her strong suit-at all. ]]
[Cabin [center When it came to dinner, she decided to go the guy's cafeteria again. She had changed her clothes again, into just plain skinny jeans and a nice teal top. When she stepped in, the room was already filled and she was looking for Nico. She managed to find him and sat herself beside him. "[b Hey." ] She smiled and looked at the other boys around him, eyeing her. "[b You look like you've all never seen me before.]" Some of them haven't up close and personal. She looked around the cafeteria, accidently wanting to find Sylus but really wanted to just avoid him f for a few days. After all...she did just kill his roommate. But if he came up to her than she had no choice but to talk to him. ]]
The feeling of a chill crawled up the boys spine as he laid on the bed, just waiting for his surprise. His mother did say that he would be waiting in line for his gift, but he's been in this room for what seemed like forever. He didnt know what was going to happen, but the young boy was still betting on a surprise and maybe his mother would bring him cake! That was his favorite part of birthdays.
When the thin male stepped inside and had him strapped down, Sylus just kept his eyes closed, waiting to hear him say surprise or to say his mother was waiting. Instead, he opened his eyes to take a peek and he saw the man wearing gloves and filling up a syringe with some liquid. Sylus' eyes opened and stared blankly at where he was putting it. He struggled to move from the bed, but when the man injected it into his arm, he yelped in pain, closing his eyes and shuddering as the next few injections took place after. He was left in the room for the rest of the night to be alone. Then one night turned into three, from three to a month. He was always by himself in that room with nothing to wait for but food and training.
They would only allow him out to eat or when they had training they'd let him go around. HE never saw his mother again and as the years progressed, he realized she was never coming back. He learned that this was institution for making elite soldiers and if he passed, then maybe he could escape this place. The only hope he had left were the words his mother always told him. If he could get through this training and if he could survive all of the chemical manipulations being done to his body, he'd become an elite and then maybe he could leave and find his mother. HE wanted to know why she did this to him...why did she leave him all alone the day he turned seven. He wanted answers.
Every year was exactly the same. The same events, the same training, the same injections, the same people. He had grown used to the environment and even managed to make friends. Ever since he was a boy, Aralyn would always visit him and give him good food, warmer clothes, and even some of he toys. They were talk and play together sometimes and he remembered that she was the first person he ever met at this place. Her kindness was able to help him get through a lot of things and that lollipop she gave him the first day, he still hasnt eaten. He saved it as his proof that kindness existed in this world. He even still had her 3ds in his room that he would play.
Now at the age of twenty, Sylus was more than capable of handling himself in this place. He knew exactly what they were after and people always plotted to escape. His roommate Collin had been planning this for months now and today he was going to execute it himself. He had always tried to convince Sylus to escape with him, but Sylus knew there was no escape. There were no news of anyone ever getting out and he knew it had something to do with their system. The only escape he saw was making it through the tests and he planned to become one of the elite soldiers. Maybe he had a chance to kill the mastermind behind all of this and escape.
The young man soon got out of bed, heading for a shower and then dressing up in the usual clothes they had given him. Sometimes he'd wear the clothes Aralyn got him, but he never wore those on training days. Those clothes were on the nicer looking side. He wore a black shirt and the training pants they had given him. Sylus then fixed his hair down and headed towards the cafeteria to eat.
He grabbed a tray of food and saw Collin sitting and eating not to far off. Heading over, her took a seat and just began eating without another word. [+blue "Ah there you are my man. Looking gloomy as always. Today might be the last day I see ya"] he smirked and patted his shoulder as Sylus continued eating. [b [#7401DF "Well there's nothing special about today. We've just got training. Gotta get the new injections. Nothing new. Nothing to be happy about"]] he spoke as Collin remembered what he needed to do. [+blue "Oh ya. Aralyn wanted to see you. Um...she's over there"] he pointed across the cafeteria and then he leaned into Sylus with a smirk [+blue "I might be getting some from her today before I leave. How lucky am I. A real girl too!"] he told Sylus and he just stared up at him, not believing it at all. He knew there was something special about Ara and no matter what happened, no one was able to get that close. She was the only girl to come and go as she pleased and they all knew that there was a different area for girls...she was probably important.
Sylus grabbed his tray and stood up, walking towards Ara as he kept his eyes low on his food. He wasnt a happy person at all. He was mostly always down or angry. He hated this place and the world. He hated his mother for what she did to him and he just wanted to break free. To find something else worth living for besides just becoming a soldier.
He took a seat at her table and then he set the tray down and faced her. His faded bronze eyes met her blue ones and he tried to lift up a smile like he usually did. [b [#7401DF "Hey. What's up? Collin said you needed to see me before training.um....the food you gave me last night was delicious...thanks again"]] he told her, knowing that he was able to taste something different because of her. He owed he a lot actually all do to her kindness.
Sylus looked around, seeing the eyes on her and he knew what the guys wanted. They always fantasized about her, how she was the only girl they really saw. Some wanted to kidnap her, other's wanted brutal things and it grossed him out sometimes. Luckily she was untouchable here. He wasnt exactly sure why since she never told him, but it was good to know she was safe coming into the men's ward.
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