|#38 | Posted: 24 Aug 2011 15:27|
Back in the white room where Terry has just finish his long shower. Terry can smell just how clean he is now and that makes him feel a little better.
But he still hates that fact that he is still being held prisoner.
"Well, at least I have a bed to rest on." Says Terry
Terry walks over to the bed and when he sits on it, another one of those doors opens and shows a full length mirror. Up until now, Terry hasn't seen his whole body. Over the past few weeks, Terry when he wasn't dealing with the drones, he would just sit and look over his new body. Terry is still amazed at how well he has adjusted to his new body. But up until now he has never really seen all of it.
"Oh God, how could they have done this to me?" Asks Terry while walking up to the mirror
It is impossible for anyone, especially Terry, to see who he was in the new body. Like the first time he looked at himself, Terry brings his hands to eye level then starts lightly rubbing his shoulders.
"Wait." Thought Terry
After Terry looks closer at himself, he starts thinking about the last few weeks. One day in particular about two and an half weeks ago, in to his so called training. This was just before Terry started fighting back.
Terry was worn down and beaten; he went as long as he could without getting hit by the drone's stingers.
Terry was hiding in a bush and panting hard. He could hear the drones flying over searching for him.
"Oh come on. I thought I lost you in the lake!" Says Terry
From where he was sitting, Terry could see a tree that he could hide in. He looked up to see if the drones were watching. When he saw it was clear. He ran for it. Terry was half there when one of the drones saw him. The drone fires and hits Terry in the left leg. Although the sting wasn't on its highest setting, the sting was strong enough for Terry to lose the feeling in his leg. Trying to crawl his way to the tree, five more drones arrived and starts bombarding him.
Terry could feel bones brake with each hit. Terry couldn't think straight with the massive amount of pain going through what he thought at time his weak body. After that, Terry knew he was lucky to still be breathing and that the stingers will be on the highest setting. That's when he knew that he had to destroy the drones before they kill him. After Terry destroyed the first drone, this weird feeling came over him. He had felt that feeling before but not in a fight but when he last kissed Dana. Strange, that he was now associating pleasure with destruction.
But more importantly, he had started fighting back the day after he was bombarded. How was he able to do that?
"How am I still here after that?" Terry asks himself out loud.
Terry is still feeling his shoulders but with his other hand was now feeling his left leg.
"Not one scratch." Says Terry
"Well, that's because...." Says Anthony while standing behind Terry
Sometime while Terry was thinking about when he was bombarded, Anthony had walked in the room.
Terry jumps a bit when he sees Anthony in the mirror.
"I'm sorry my dear! I didn't mean to scare you." Says Anthony
"You didn't! I was just... I don't know what!" Says Terry, feeling uncomfortable for some reason
"Like I was saying my dear Selene, your new body has great healing powers." Says Anthony
"Don't you remember your first day here? "Asks Anthony
Terry has to think hard about his first day. After he had woken up, he looked around and saw his reflection in the water of a pond and saw that he was changed from a man to what he is now.
"What should I be remembering exactly?" Asks Terry
A smile brakes on Anthony's face
"Why my dear, you had broken your arm before we placed you in the habitat." Says Anthony
Terry had completely forgotten about that. When he was tied to the table, he tried to break free but only succeed in breaking his own arm.
Terry starts going over the arm he broke and sees no evidence. As if it was never broken.
"So I can regenerate?" Asks Terry
"Precisely my dear! Selene, the more you get hurt, the faster you will heal." Says Anthony
"Can you please stop calling me that?" Asks Terry
Ever since Anthony started calling him Selene, Terry started getting more and more frustrated.
"That's not my name and you know that. My name is..." Says Terry but is cut off
"Now do you really want to tell me your other name?" Asks Anthony
"I left your mask on when I changed you to this. If I were to find out what your name was, I could easily find your loved ones and well, you can guess what comes next." Says Anthony
Terry has not thought of that. Terry is so focused on his body, that he didn't think of his family but that still raised a question that Terry needed to ask.
"Why have you done this and what do you plan on doing with me?" Asks Terry
"Well, you know you could have asked me before now." Says Anthony "Why don't you take a seat on the bed?"
Terry wants to know what Anthony is planning so again, he has to do whatever he said. Terry lets out a long sigh and heads for the bed and sits down and looks up at Anthony.
"We do have a purpose for your transformation my dear Sel...Oh right! I almost forgot, sorry." Says Anthony
"Like I was saying, we wanted to create a new life form. So we used you to make something beautiful and powerful." Says Anthony
Now, Terry feels angry with Anthony! He just told him that he was trying to make him beautiful. Terry then jumps up to his feet and takes a swing at Anthony. Anthony quickly steps to avoid Terry's attack but Terry cuts his right arm with his claws.
Terry is now standing with his hand out with a tiny bit of Anthony's blood on the nails. Terry then looks over to Anthony who is still looking just as calm as before.
Anthony looks deep into Terry's raged filled eyes and smiles.
Terry's pounding heart, slowly starts slowing down. His rage towards Anthony began dulling down.
It's like Terry's body can no longer hold any type of anger towards Anthony.
Terry then falls back onto the bed and returns to the mood he was in, not happy, but not mad either.
"We just want to perform some more tests and have you perform some tasks for us." Anthony says, like nothing had happened