The Observers (Prologue)Prologue
The world is so big and unpredictable. The world has changed from vast forests to busy streets and inhabited buildings. The world is now controlled by humans, the creators and destroyers.
Not many people can understand what the world used to be: a rock in space revolving around the Sun. We take all life, all knowledge, and all existence for granted. And I know, I just have a feeling, that something's coming. A stronger force than our own that will eliminate those who are ignorant and those who don't care. And there are others who know this as well, both a doomed existence, and us, the observers, know this and most of us accept and understand this. I tell you this now. The thoughts of a thinker given to another.
My name is Blake. I'm the quiet, observing type of guy. I think too much, sometimes to the point of a headache. I watch as everything unfolds, as important moments, both small and big, follow the path of destiny. I watch everything, look, l
Night And Silence - Chapter 4
I opened my eyes, laying in bed and listening to the sounds of my room. The slight ticking from my old mechanical clock set the rhythm for my breathing. The sink in our miniscule bathroom dripped a few times rapidly, but then stopped just as quickly. Something was out of place.
It was nearly impossible for me to decipher what was setting me on edge. Everything sounded fine. I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary at all. Sitting up quickly, I froze and intensified my hearing.
Nothing. Nothing struck me as odd. I didn't hear footsteps, or a slight brush of fabric, or even breathing. I frowned as I realized that had been exactly what was amiss. The bed above me made no noise whatsoever. A heavy sigh escaped me as I realized Molly was still gone on her mission. She had left five days ago and, thanks to my sensitive hearing, I had woken up to say goodbye. The memory of hearing her setting out clothes for me for the next few days still warmed my heart. E
Night and Silence - Chapter 3
Training was always filled with chaos when it came to the young Isotopes. Burning rooms, disappearing teens, flooded corridors, and rampaging technology was considerably normal around the training facilities. Everyone always looked forward to Thursdays the most, though, because while the rest of the week was filled with simple exercises and stamina training, Thursdays were the day for displaying what you had accomplished. Molly and I had nicknamed them "Show-Off Days" and, essentially, they lived up to the name.
Today was really no different than the hundreds of Thursdays before. Our small group was safely tucked away in our large, warehouse-styled exercise room. A tall ceiling as well as cement floors and walls served perfectly for these kinds of days. Currently, Molly and I were sitting on a bench watching the twins flaunt their power.
They were always the best in our group by far. Molly's power was lacking to put it kindly and I could only show of
Night And Silence - Chapter 2
"And she's your bunkmate?"
My tray had been cleared of all meat and I was now pushing around my overcooked vegetables. It was dinner time in the North American Congress (NAC) Heli0n Base. Children and teens were seated in a cafeteria-styled setting; lunch tables stretched across the room and were filled with Isotopes. Well, Generation 2 Isotopes. Generation 1 Isotopes were privileged enough to eat in staff rooms, considering they made up a bulk of the staff, anyways.
"Well, yes, but she's my little sister."
Molly was going off again. She had dressed me in her very cutest outfit, a black shirt and white turtleneck, and adorned a large red ribbon in my hair. On Thursdays, she would sit with the older G2s and always brought me along to make her look older.
"No way!" a boy a few years older than me countered. "Except for the twins, they don't make us siblings. And they were accidents! You're totally full of it!"
"I am not!" Molly retorted. "They used som
Night and Silence - Chapter 1
I sat up suddenly in my bunk bed, smacking my forehead against the metal bar above me. With a silent groan, I threw my feet off the side of the bed and rubbed the pain away. I would probably have a massive bruise on my head for the next few days, so I was grateful that my long, strawberry-blonde hair had bangs to cover any marks.
That was the fifth time I had relived my memories in the past week. These nightmares were getting ridiculous. How many times would I be forced to experience the panic I had felt during my first few minutes of waking existence?
When I had been created, my body was about eight years old, a little young compared to other Generation 2 Isotopes, but thankfully I was created early enough to grow up at the same age as my peers. It wasn't like that made a difference, though. Most G2s still avoided me because, well, why would anyone want to waste their time trying to carry a one sided conversation? That didn't really bother me, though.
Night And Silence - Prologue
My eyes blinked open.
"How do you feel Zero-Seven-Five-Nine?"
My mouth moved silently.
"Who's there?" I asked in confusion.
"Hello? Zero-Seven-Five-Nine, can you hear us?"
"Of course I can! Where are you?" I hesitantly questioned. "I can't see you!"
A sharp snap sounded next to my ear and I jumped in surprise, looking for the source.
"Say something Zero-Seven-Five-Nine."
"I am talking!" I exclaimed. "Why can't you hear me?"
"We've got another dud," another voice announced with disappointment. "You know the orders."
"A dud? What do you mean a dud? Where am I?"
Now the first voice argued back, "She can obviously hear us! We haven't even tested her powers yet."
"She can't even talk. And from that film over her eyes, I'd assume she's blind, too. You know our orders. We have to terminate any fluke Isotopes."
"Terminate?" I'm shouting now. "Blind? Can't talk? I'm talking perfectly fine! You can't termi