ExperimentStuck: Act One, Scene SevenHow long had it been? Since you first teleported that bowl since you first tapped the omnipotence since you first became mutated
Time passed without meaning in the laboratory. There were only two ways to measure its progression; the periods of dark which offered solace and peace, and the periods of light which only brought anxiety and pain. Sure, you could count the days if you kept track of these cycles, but the record of time passed was only as reliable as your memory, and when every day is as monotonous as the last they tended to blur into an indistinguishable haze. So you weren't sure how long it took you before you finally estimated you were well practiced with the omnipotence.
You found you no longer needed to sleep at night. The last time you had, you suffered a night terror, but instead of waking up screaming you woke up snarling and sparking with green electricity. You were barely fast enough to regain control of yourself before Dave saw, and af
ExperimentStuck: Act One, Scene SixThe sound of crackling electricity wakes you up.
It's the middle of the night and this disorients you, but you quickly recover and have a look around. All the other hybrids are asleep, including Rose and, to your surprise, Dave, but your ears are picking up the sound of ragged breathing from below.
There's a sharp inhale then quiet.
Just when you begin to think you're imagining things, you hear sparks and are temporarily blinded by a flash of bright green light. You blink several times and rub your eyes. Looking around you catch a faint glow coming from Jade's cage below you. A slight buzzing reaches your ears.
"Jade?" you ask tentatively. The glow vanishes. A second later Jade's face appears.
"Oh, did I wake you up? I'm sorry, Dirk," She whispers.
"Was that you? What are you doing?"
"Nothing. Go back to sleep."
"But I saw this green light and heard this noise Are you sure you're alright?"
"Yes," her voice sounds worn out, like she just ran a marathon. "Don't worry. Everyth
ExperimentSuck: Act One, Scene FiveYou wake up the next day much later than normal. Much later. In fact, the angle of the sun tells you it's almost noon.
The first thing you look to is the ceiling. Dirk and Dave are still there, looking like they just woke up as well. Maybe the scientists were giving all the survivors a day of rest before they continued with that hybrid's particular trial schedule? If that was so then Jade was at risk of being tested today.
Looking down you catch a glimpse of her body in her cell. Surely she wasn't still asleep as well, was she?
Just then a scientist walks in. "Good job yesterday, guys," he says less than enthusiastically. "We're getting results, just not the results we want, so we're just going to have to keep at it. Maybe our little star here can show you how it's done, right four-one-three?"
At that moment Jade does something that sets your nerves on edge, something you never thought possible for her to do-
It's a deep, un-human growl that makes your fur involuntar
ExperimentStuck: Act One, Scene FourThe next morning you decide to be Rose, seeing as she's the only named character you've yet to be.
Like every morning before, you're up at the first signs of a new day. The morning light shines weakly into the single window of the room. You look through the glass at the beautiful young sky and are overcome with a strong sense of longing.
You long to be on the other side of that glass. You long to feel the sun on your skin. You long to see and experience all that lies beyond these walls that seal you away from the world. But you know the chances of that ever happening are minute.
The first of friends that you check up on this morning is Jade. Her cell is three columns over and four rows down from yours. Pressing your face against the bars of your cage, you glimpse Jade apparently asleep in hers. Next you turn your focus to the ceiling. You can only see Dirk's back as it rises and falls with his breathing. Dave is awake but his back is to you. You ponder if Dave's ever slept a night in h
ExperimentStuck: Act One, Scene ThreeAs Jade is currently passed out, you take the opportunity to be one of the other hybrids, and after much thought and consideration you decide to be Dirk.
You've been sitting silent in your cage for a few hours now, fiddling with the edge of your standard-issue white T-shirt that all the hybrids wear. Jade's yet to return. Normally tests don't take this long for any single experiment. Could something have happened to her?
You can feel unease wafting off your brother. He's noticed Jade's unusually lengthy absence as well, and even though his face is blank, you can clearly sense his concern.
All at once the doors of the room burst open and a horde of scientists pour in, all talking at the same time.
Hybrids in cages everywhere scrabble back in panic. So many scientists at once isn't the norm and it sets them all on edge.
You hardly pay them any attention though, because you, as well as your brother and Rose, have spotted something amongst the scientists.
"Crate return," a scien