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  1. #31
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 7th October 2008, 06:46 PM
    "OPEN or we tear the doors off..." a rumbling deep voice demanded. Selena bit at her lower lip and flipped the lock off. The Chimera from the rooftop waited with his arms crossed.

    "Boss wants to see you, COME," he rumbled to the occupants of the car. A wolf-human hybrid came to the door where Batman was and barked and growled.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 7th October 2008, 06:54 PM
    Eli also unlocked his door and then unbuckled his seat belt, not entirely certain as to what would happen. "Who is your boss?" he asked, wondering if the Chimera would answer.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 8th October 2008, 08:38 AM
    "You will find out soon enough, Dr. Colson..." The Chimera replied with a beastly grin. His yellow eyes glittered in the fluorescent lights placed along the tunnel walls. The glare was diffused by concrete arching around the outside of the light fixture to send the light up toward the ceiling of rock. This lit the tunnels well but not too bright to harm sensitive eyes. Selena was amazed.

    "D...did you do all of this?" Selena asked peering down into the light fixtures to examine them. The Chimera laughed.

    "No, humans did this, we just took over residence." Selena was afraid to ask what happened to the humans who had been here. Seeing her anxiety the Chimera leaned close.

    "The humans were military who were moved to another base. This one hadn't been used in a couple of years and our leader heard about it during his... forays. So this is home now. Yours too. You will never leave this place, alive..." the Chimeras all looked at Selena and almost on cue all licked their lips or snouts depending on how you wished to phrase it. Selena gulped and tried not to shiver in fear. Once again the Chimera laughed at her.

    Alan and the dog were being escorted by the wolf-human hybrid following behind them. Selena moved back to be close to them and Eli.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 8th October 2008, 07:03 PM
    Eli sped up slightly so he could catch up with Selena and then put his hand on her shoulder comfortingly. "Everything will be alright, Selena. I won't let them hurt you." he whispered to her as he stayed as close to her as possible.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th October 2008, 03:57 PM
    They were led into a large room which could have been in one of the space centers or a military base. Banks of computer screens were off to one side and they were led to a large oval conference table. "SIT" The cougar-human hybrid commanded Selena and forced her down into the chair roughly his claws digging into her delicate shoulder. Selena winced but did as she was commanded. The Chimera then took up his position directly behind her.

    Eli and Alan were done the same way, Batman was thrust into a cage. Each prisoner had a Chimera stationed on them.

    "You will wait here for a moment until Thunder-leader arrives." The one in command explained then exited by a doorway.

    The cougar-human leaned over and licked at Selena's cheek. She tried to cringe away from it but the claws dug into her keeping her firmly in place.

    "Now I can track you... I have your taste. You will never be able to escape me." He threatened Selena so only she could hear, his voice close to a purr. Her eyes grew large with fear.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th October 2008, 04:00 PM
    Who in the world is "Thunder-leader"? Eli thought as he glared at the Chimera behind Selena. He wanted to yell at the thing to leave her alone, but decided against it since he had no idea how the Chimera would react.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th October 2008, 04:10 PM
    The cougar-hybrid felt Eli's eyes on him and he looked up. He began to utter a low growl at Eli from deep in his throat. Selena grew more frightened thinking the growl was for her.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th October 2008, 04:15 PM
    Eli's frown deepened as he continued to just glare at the cougar-hybrid. "It's alright, Selena." he finally said comfortingly.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th October 2008, 04:21 PM
    Selena swallowed and tried not to breathe too heavily. The cougar-hybrid's claws were digging into her and she knew it wouldn't be long before he drew blood.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th October 2008, 04:27 PM
    "Leave her alone." Eli finally managed to get out as he glared at the cougar-hybrid one last time before shifting his gaze elsewhere.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th October 2008, 04:40 PM
    The Chimera on Eli suddenly leaned its bird like beak over his chair and it's beady eye blinked at him. "AWRK!" It screeched at him and talons dug into his shoulders.

    "Eli... please... it's okay..." Selena whispered.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th October 2008, 04:50 PM
    Eli only scowled at the table, his mind racing through different scenarios in an attempt to figure out a way to get free. He drummed his fingers on the table and did his best to ignore the talons digging into his shoulders.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 10th October 2008, 09:02 PM
    A nine foot tall lion-human hybrid came into the conference area through the doorway. He grinned at those in at the table.
    "Welcome Dr. Colson, Selena, Alan. I'm glad you could make it, I've been expecting you. You took longer than I anticipated but we can get to work now that you are here." He spoke in a deep voice like thunder... Selena looked at him.
    "Okay you know us, we don't know you or what you want..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 10th October 2008, 10:37 PM
    Eli only raised an eyebrow at the lion-human hybrid and asked, "Who are you?"
    Posted by Paladin Dave (Member #82835) on 11th October 2008, 02:24 AM
    "Well... huh. This isn't good. I wonder how long he's been like this? Looks like one of ours got him... but who? How long ago?" A thick-furred chimera, looking to be a strange hybrid of man, goat, and wolf, knelt down by the corpse of the gas-station owner. He lowered his long, blunt snout to the body, taking only a few whiffs before his nostrils flared in irritation. "Can't be too long ago." he grumbled in a deep but shaky voice.

    The humans had already passed through here. And from what he had determined from the trail of the car's exhaust, they were headed back towards the base. He'd been tracking them for several days(?) now, but had always been stuck a few steps behind. The chimera rubbed his forehead worriedly as he paced about the gas station, his hooves clicking against the hard floor. "I'm so dead when I get back. D-e-d dead. The dumb humans are gonna get home before I do!" he lamented, clip-clopping towards the door. He glanced over his shoulder, giving the minimart a once-over before taking a deep sigh and leaving.

    With a whole new sense of dread weighing his heart down, the Chimera walked over to the road, where he already knew what direction the car had gone, and began to jog down its length, slowly making his way off to the side and into the foliage; just in case. The chimera's powerful legs began to kick into gear as time went on, and he gladly increased his pace, hoping desperately that he might somehow save his fur and make it back with some measure of dignity.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th October 2008, 09:17 AM
    "Don't you recognize me Dr. Colson? Ah yes, I was in a CAGE the last time you saw me with one of your hideous inhibitor chips at the base of my skull! Not anymore! I am free! I have freed all of these Chimera you see around you. The Chimera's time has come to roam freely. I have brought in scientists of my own to work on the problem you fools allowed into our DNA. To put this simply and save time Dr. Colson you will join my scientists, if you don't your companions may end up... on the menu." A low guttural laugh emanated from the Lion-human.

    The cougar-hybrid behind Selena dripped saliva on her shoulder in perfect timing and she couldn't prevent the yelp of revulsion that escaped her lips. Thunder looked at Dr. Colson impassively. "Will you cooperate with us? You will find many of your colleagues are here. You will have assistance and a fully equipped laboratory. I expect one thing, an answer for us." Thunder continued to eye Eli.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th October 2008, 10:28 AM
    "And just what is that answer you are expecting?" Eli asked, still drumming his fingers on the table as he gazed at the lion-human. "And who else are you holding prisoner here?"
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th October 2008, 10:42 AM
    "The Chimera must become viable... you and the others must find a way to help us reproduce. Simple." Thunder looked over at Selena then back at Eli. "Will you cooperate?" he asked his feral eyes boring into Eli. He ignored Eli's demand to know who else was in the compound.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th October 2008, 04:59 PM
    We didn't make you viable for a reason... Eli thought, but didn't say anything right away. After a few moments he said, "I will cooperate on one condition. You do not harm Selena, Alan, or Batman."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 11th October 2008, 06:42 PM
    Thunder broke into a wide feline grin, his yellow eyes engaging Eli. "DONE Dr. Colson!"
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 11th October 2008, 09:47 PM
    Eli only frowned at Thunder, not entirely certain if he could trust him to hold up to his end of the bargain.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 02:17 PM
    "I promise to take excellent care of Selena and Alan here..." Thunder chuckled and his deep voice made a sound reminiscent of thunder. Selena looked over at the lion-human and his eyes chilled her to the bone. There was something there but she had no idea what. Thunder walked toward the exit.

    "Come." He commanded them. They walked down a long tunnel then came to a door. Thunder waved his paw/hand over a pad and the door slid open. Inside was a large laboratory. Selena cried out for sitting at one of the lab stations was her Aunt Elinore Gray!

    "AUNT ELINORE!!!" Selena ran forward to hug her Aunt's neck, weeping with joy and fear all bound up together.
    "SELENA! THANK THE LORD!" Elinore hugged Selena also weeping. "I was so afraid Alex would kill you!"
    "I think he has tried." Selena whispered but didn't go into it.
    "Dr. Colson... I see you have been recruited as well..." Elinore observed softly.

    "And who is this?" She asked looking at Alan.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 02:39 PM
    "Not by choice, I'm afraid." Eli replied with a slight nod of greeting. He folded his arms across his chest and glanced around the lab.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 02:53 PM
    "I'm afraid most of us had very little choice. Ofcourse few of us have since we started working for DNAIS. Alex was holding us all prisoner, Thunder is no different except in the way he looks." Elinore replied and removed her glasses to rub her nose.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 02:59 PM
    "I wouldn't be surprised if Alex was in some way involved in this..." Eli muttered, his disdain for Alex obvious.
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  2. #32
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 03:13 PM
    "No... Alex is trying to find this place. It's all a race against time now. Alex wants to find and exterminate all of us. Not just the Rogue Chimeras but those of us that worked on the project. With us all gone, his profit margin goes up. The Rogues are causing him great headaches because the Governments he is dealing with are wary of committing full scale to his CPS's. He has all the data and all of the research he needs to mass produce them from DNAIS. So it is to his interests to find and exterminate the Rogues AND us!" Elinore sighed.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 03:18 PM
    Eli growled in annoyance at Alex and then said, "Then I suppose we better hope that he doesn't find this place..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 03:25 PM
    "In a strange twist of fate we owe our lives to Thunder. He overheard the plans Alex had to get rid of us one by one. Alex had been successful with a few of the scientists already according to what Thunder heard. So Thunder decided he would take the scientists with them when they ran and we could help them obtain their goal. So no different really we just have a different boss." Elinore sighed. She took the cloth corner of her lab coat and began to rub the lenses of her glasses. She held them up to the light then reseated them on her face.

    "They want us to find out why they are sterile and how to reverse it or change it."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 03:35 PM
    "So I've heard..." Eli said with a soft sigh. "Is there any particular reason why they're sterile? Other than the obvious safety reasons to the population..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 04:12 PM
    "We have been trying to figure that one out for a long time. Apparently the two DNA strands are too different and when combined they cancel out each other's fertility by making the receptors 'deaf' if you will. The Chimera's can mate frequently but their is never ovulation in the females and never any sperm production in the males. Very strange situation." Dr. Gray sighed.

    "They just are STERILE. Period. We've tried all sorts of things to increase fertility. Nothing is working. I'm out of ideas..." She looked very tired, haggard would be the best description.

    "Aunt Elinore? Why did they take you from your house? Did they hurt you?" Selena asked.
    "More like they surprised me and I fought with them however after Thunder dodged my coffee cup he and I talked. I did cut him though. He left blood on the hallway. I left my journal hoping you would get a clue about what was happening. Alex already had an assassin ready to take you and I out on the ski slopes. Thunder saved our lives. They of course were not after you, but me. Since you were going to be with me though... Oh Selena I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to drag you into all of this." Dr. Gray looked down sadly. Her silvery hair had escaped the bun she had it pinned into in several places.

    "So...Thunder actually came to save your life?" Selena asked bewildered.

    "Yes but he too wants something... he grows weary of our inability to find an answer."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 04:21 PM
    Eli had sat down at an empty workstation and was tapping the desk thoughtfully as he tried to think of solutions.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 12th October 2008, 04:46 PM
    "I'll show you the genetic map after a while, let's go get something to eat. I'm hungry and it's dinnertime." Elinore stretched and pulled her lab coat into some semblance of order.

    "Now, tell me what you have been up to Selena."

    "Trying to find you... Alex tried to sanitize everything and make me think I was crazy... but then he tried to blow me up when I went to find the Old One." Elinore stopped and looked back at Selena.

    "He didn't kill the Old One, did he?!"
    "He tried but the Old One escaped after saving Eli and I." At Selena's use of Eli's first name Elinore's eyebrow went up but she didn't say anything, merely smiled.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 12th October 2008, 04:59 PM
    Eli trailed after Selena and Elinore, trying to give them some semblence of privacy, but he couldn't help the faint blush that rose up his neck at Elinore's expression when Selena used his first name.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 13th October 2008, 11:27 AM
    Elinore turned back to eye Eli.

    "Eli huh? Well Dr. Colson... er Eli... glad to have you on the team." Elinore smiled and put her arm around Selena's shoulders. She leaned over to hug her.

    "I'm glad to see you but I really wish you weren't here. You don't understand why Thunder wanted you." She tried to whisper very discreetly to Selena.

    "Why?" Selena whispered back her eyes wide.

    "To force me to work harder but also Dr. Merrimere suggested using young human specimens for some of the experimentation." She whispered very softly. Then she let go of Selena but kept her arm behind Selena's back to keep her walking even though she was in shock from what her Aunt told her.

    Selena grew pale. She and Alan were going to be... lab rats?
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 13th October 2008, 12:11 PM
    Eli only shrugged slightly when Elinore turned to look at him. "'Dr. Colson' seemed too formal at the time." he said with a slight smile.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 13th October 2008, 12:33 PM
    ((A robin flies in through a window to Batman's cage. "Holy Macaroni batman! You've been caught!" "Right Robin; get me out of here and let's stop those villains! Did you bring the automatic lock remover?" "Right here Batman!" "Use it. By the way, how did you know I got caught?" "The Batman signal went up into the air and you didn't come to the rescue!" "What happened?" "Oh nothing serious... someone just stole a bag of dog food from the pet store. I didn't bother with it and came to find you!"

    "YOU WHAT?!?!?!" *Chimeras walk up to robin.* "Nice going Batman..." "Your fault for not stopping the thief! A bag of DOG FOOD!"))

    Alan looked around; trying to figure out if they could get out. He heard someone mention "The Old One"... That was it! Their only hope of survival. He said he would be looking out for them... He might have found the car followed the prints in the snow! All he could do was hope...

    Alan wondered what became of Batman... He was very worried about the dog.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 13th October 2008, 01:22 PM
    ((LOL Blaze!))
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 13th October 2008, 02:51 PM
    ((LOL @ Blaziken... you are such a nut... ))

    Selena followed her Aunt to a row of doors set into the tunnel. She entered one of the doors and held it open. A small 12 x17 room that resembled a hotel room lay behind the door.

    "Go on make yourselves at home. I have some cool water in the fridge." Elinore Gray went to the small unit and withdrew several bottles of purified water. She flipped a switch on what appeared to be a microwave. The machine began to hum but there was nothing in it. Selena looked at her Aunt.

    "Don't worry now we can talk freely without Thunder listening to every word. I rewired it to interfere with the bugging device." Elinore raised her bottle of water in a toast.

    "Yes you and Alan are to become test subjects. I don't suppose Thunder told you that part did he Dr. Colson? We need to get out of here as quickly as possible. I fear Alex's men may have been tailing you. It would be like him..."
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 13th October 2008, 05:16 PM
    Eli's gaze darkened with fury as he growled out, "No he did not mention that little detail." He raised an eyebrow as the term 'bugging device' registered in his mind and he asked, "He has this entire facility bugged? And it wouldn't surprise me if Alex was after me..."
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 13th October 2008, 07:41 PM
    "Well actually the government had it bugged he just is making use of what they left behind. Thunder is very intelligent. Don't let his appearance fool you. He is extremely clever and has educated himself on much of our work." Elinore replied and sat down on the bed.

    "Come Alan... sit down. I understand you had a golden retriever with you? If I know Thunder he will chip the dog so if you escape he can follow you. Don't worry I will get him to bring the dog to us." Elinore smiled at the young man.

    "The Old One is following us Aunt Elinore. He wanted to find you," Selena told him.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 14th October 2008, 11:36 AM
    "He's our hope of getting out of here... There's no way we ourselves could escape..." Alan sighed and set down on one the be4ds. He brought a dog whistle out of his pocket. "If only we could stun them with this..." He tried to joke but ended up frowning.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th October 2008, 11:53 AM
    Elinore looked at what Alan had in his hands and jumped up. "OH! Where did you get that?" She exclaimed suddenly looking at the dog whistle. "You are wrong! That could be of GREAT use!" She smiled and nodded.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 14th October 2008, 01:22 PM
    "What? It could? I got it from my mother; she was a dog trainer and trained my dog. So whenever he does something bad I blow the whistle; and it-...." Alan got the idea. If it hurt Batman's ears, it would hurt Chimera ears as well!!
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th October 2008, 02:19 PM
    Elinore nodded at Alan. "YES! You see don't you? Keep that little gem hidden away." she winked at him and took a drink of her water.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 14th October 2008, 05:52 PM
    Alan's face lit up with hope as he tried to think of a place to hide this. "Got any suggestions where to keep this?" He asked Elinore.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 14th October 2008, 06:58 PM
    "Where ever you hide it make sure it's on your person. You never know when you will need it." Dr. Gray responded to Alan.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 16th October 2008, 04:26 PM
    Eli was leaning up against the wall, just taking in everything silently and thoughtfully. "So what results have you and the other scientists come up with, Dr. Gray?" Eli finally asked.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 17th October 2008, 12:37 PM
    "Here let me show you." Elinore pulled a chair up to her desk and turned her terminal on. She typed several things in, passing various security checkpoints in the system and finally got to her private lab account. She pulled up the genetic structure drawing and let Eli look at it.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 17th October 2008, 02:07 PM
    Eli walked over to the terminal and bent slightly so he could examine the genetic structure. "I take it that this is the Chimera DNA?" he asked, pointing at a portion of the screen.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 17th October 2008, 02:28 PM
    "Yes as compared to normal human DNA on this side." Dr. Gray indicated tapping the screen. She zoomed in on one section.

    "See the disconnect on the DNA strand here? We think its due to the incompatibility factor of the species barrier. We are trying to find a bridge or some way of strengthening this strand."
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  3. #33
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 17th October 2008, 10:27 PM
    "And fixing this strand will make it so the Chimera are able to reproduce?" Eli asked, examining the strand.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 18th October 2008, 08:59 AM
    "Possibly...not sure. It is just the closest thing to answering our question that we have found." Elinore responded.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 18th October 2008, 11:35 AM
    "Okay." Eli said, going back to examining the strand.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 19th October 2008, 04:45 PM
    None of this made any sense to Selena. She wandered over to the screen and finally turned away to sit down and pet Batman.
    "Oh Aunt Elinore, what about Alan's dad? Is he here?"

    Elinore frowned slightly at Selena, then turned back to the screen. "Check the files to the side there too Eli." Selena noticed her Aunt's discomfiture and said no more.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 1st November 2008, 10:01 PM
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 1st November 2008, 10:47 PM
    Alan looked up when he heard the mention of his dad and saw Elinore's face. "Where is he?" Alan asked.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 1st November 2008, 10:55 PM
    Eli nodded and then started to look at the files. "Just what are these exactly?" he asked, wondering what he was looking at.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 2nd November 2008, 04:53 PM
    "These are the side research files... paths we have investigated already..." Elinore replied trying to ignore Alan's question. She did not want to answer.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 2nd November 2008, 05:43 PM
    "Elinore WHERE IS HE?" Alan said again.
    Posted by Ellesar (Member #76200) on 2nd November 2008, 06:24 PM
    Eli nodded and then pulled up a chair so that he could look through the files easily.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 2nd November 2008, 06:35 PM
    Selena looked at her Aunt then over at Alan. "Aunt Elinore? What is it?" She knew her Aunt was trying to avoid Alan's question. A feeling of dread overtook her.

    Elinore looked up at Alan. "Alan... your father tried to escape... the Chimera killed him..." she looked stricken as she told him. She was loathe to be the one to tell him about his father, but there was no choice now.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 2nd November 2008, 07:06 PM
    Alan had expected the worse; and he just heard it. He tightened his jaw and closed he eyes.
    Posted by cyberwing (Member #11784) on 2nd November 2008, 07:12 PM
    Selena stared at her Aunt. "Wh...what? No way..." She was sick inside.
    Posted by Time Lord (Member #166082) on 11th November 2008, 06:34 PM
    Alan sat down and Batman walked up to him. The dog wagged his tail and whimpered, wanting attention.
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