It was Tuesday November 8th 2129, that's when it all started. It was a regular day when Rufus asked a question during class, we aren’t supposed to do that. The next day when we came to school he was gone, we have heard about things like this before, everyone says that when someone leaves it is because the government recruits them to join the army. But why would they want Rufus, he is only twelve doesn’t do well in school, isn’t athletic. Why would they want him.
The next day I wanted to test whether they just recruit the people willing to ask questions, maybe it is all a test and they recruit the ones daring enough to break the rules. So in math class I asked why we have to learn this anyway, I got no response and the teacher continued to lecture us. I think I would be perfect to work for them because I have straight A’s and I have plenty of experience leading because my dad is the mayor of our city.
The next day I woke up in a strange room made of all mirrors.
“Welcome” said a mysterious voice.
“Who are you” I said
“That is not relevant” they said.
“Where am I” I said
“That is not relevant” they said.
After what felt like forever in there they led me to a room where I saw them experimenting on all the people there, including Rufus. It looks like they were trying to fuse them or something. They led me to a room with a table in it. I wondered what they were going to do but I didn’t want to stay to find out. I ran out shoving the guards as I walked by. I got back home and it was still night, I guess I was only gone for a couple hours. I go back into bed not telling my dad anything about what happened, how could I, would I just go up to him and say I was kidnapped in the middle of the night and they tried to experiment on me I would sound crazy. So I went to school and continued to keep my secret, I couldn’t get the image of those people getting experimented on out of my head. Especially when they call Rufus in roll call I feel like I should tell them where he really is.
I was eating breakfast one morning when my dad asked what was bothering me.
“Nothing” I said
“Come one I can tell when you're lying I've lived with you all my life, just tell me what's on your mind” He said.
“Fine! You really want to know, I was kidnapped by the government to be experimented on and I barely escaped with my life.” I said
“What! That's not what I was expecting at all! Really! We have to tell someone about this!” He said.
“No, we can't tell anyone about this! ” I said
“We have to” He said
The next day everyone knew what happened to me. Kids from school came up to me and asked me if it really happened. I told my teacher why Rufus was gone and how the government took him. I really feel bad for him, I should have gone back and escaped with him. I looked around and realized there were cameras everywhere. They could be coming back for me in any second, especially now that we told people.
As soon as I got home I told my dad to start a protest against the government before its too late. Before he could ask why, I ran up stairs to my room but it was too late, someone put their hand over my mouth and the next thing I knew I was in that room with the table again. Rufus was in there too, there was also some scientist or something.
“This won’t hurt a bit” the scientist said.
When I woke up I wasn’t me anymore, I am now a combination of at least 20 other people. I got up and I couldn’t control myself I felt angry and like I should break out. I walked out of the building no one could stop me, you would have to stop all 22 hearts and brains to kill me. I got to the city and found the city rebelling. I tried to keep myself away from the people but I couldn’t. I asked Rufus for help and together we were barely able to pull away.
At the Government Base
“This city is getting out of hand” said a government agent
“Indeed, it's too risky to continue with them knowing what they do now” said another agent
“We have to end this, press the button” said the government agent
“Are you sure”
“Yes just press it”
“Do you really want me to nuke the whole city”
“There is no other way, just do it”