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Project Zero: Freedom

Future U.S.A

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Adalind Shade [16] "I prefer solitude. It's easier that way."
Aindreas Shade [16] "I will not stop till they are put down"
Vera Hart [14] "I'm not much of a leader, but I'm all these kids have."
Alexander Lockwood [13] "Diamonds are beautiful, don't you agree?"
Shade [12] "Im sorry for what they make me do"
Boo [11] "Never would I have thought life can be this hard where I just want to give up"
Damíen Lunes [10] "I'm a killer baby."
Vivianna "Emerald" Giovanni [9] "If only you could hear what I hear. You could find hope in the most hopeless of places."
Persephone [7] "I will be whatever I need to be to complete the task at hand."
Mathias Quinn [7] "Don't just survive. Live. Laugh. Love."

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She felt paralyzed. Salem was barely conscious, slipping in and out. One minute a dream – oftentimes nightmares – consumed her. Vicious images played in her mind, replaying past wars. Blood was always a prominent part of the landscape; it covered everything. Recalling the old memories, she never remembered having any emotion. She always donned an emotionless mask, never giving any sign of distress or compassion or depression. Slaying others came as easy to her as breathing, and she hadn’t felt any particular way about it. Until now.

The dreams made her wince, cringing at certain moments. She was forced to watch in horror as she bounded about, killing. At times like those she wished for the darkness, the unconsciousness that had frightened her once before. It still frightened her; she couldn’t deny that. Never before had she had a fear. Dying wasn’t something she ever thought about, for she was too powerful to believe anyone could kill her. Now, the idea of death, of the unknown, was more frightening than anything she had felt before.

She felt paralyzed. Being only aware of her own mind was unnerving. No feeling radiated through her hands, arms, toes, legs. She couldn’t move any parts of her body, only unwillingly slip in and out of consciousness.

Waves of darkness would hit her abruptly, dragging her from her terrifying dreams. Time didn’t matter there, so she never had any idea of how long she was out. After the darkness, she would be thrown into her dreams again, though each time they began fading. While they were crystal clear before, they were blurry, and fading around the edges, later.

Eventually, the dreams were gone. No horrific images to keep her in constant fear. The darkness was gone, too. Even during the dreams, it would linger in the back of her mind. She sensed no dark presence now, just one she couldn’t place. It wasn’t at all scary; in fact it seemed urgent, worried, and friendly. Salem felt that it was trying to communicate, but the messages wouldn’t go through. This sprouted curiosity in the girl, but not even to keep her occupied.

The feeling hadn’t regained in her body. She was still just a mind, but she could sense her limbs. Instead of feeling as if she was just a lone thought, constantly independent, she felt as if her body was there, struggling to reawaken. Her head came, though; slowly, thankfully, and painfully. Relief flooded through her when she felt slight throbbing. It was painful, but endurable as long as she had some kind of feeling. Gradually the pain increased, becoming harder and harder to suffer through. At times Salem hoped for the darkness again, wishing it would consume her and take her away from the pain. It never did though, seeming as if it only saved her in easier situations.

How badly she itched to scream, to shout ever foul name she had heard into the air to no one in particular, hoping someone would end the pain. The screams never passed her cold lips, though. She couldn’t move her mouth. Instead she thought all of her horrible names and phrases, keeping the rage in her stiff, unmoving body.

Sometime she managed to flutter her eyelids. At that same time, an annoying beeping sounded in her ear, along with thundering. The throbbing of her head was loud in her ears, making her scream again. Fluttering her eyelids was simple, though getting them open was the harder part. She had to fight to resist the urge to keep them closed, and the light that managed to make it passed her lids hurt. It was bright, unusual compared to the darkness she had lived in the past however amount of time. Salem would test her endurance to see how long she could try to open her eyes and face the light. Gradually she built up a resistance, all the time getting stronger. Soon enough, she opened her eyes.

More light than she had expected brightened, and she blinked several times to get rid of the spots in her vision. Her surroundings were blurry, but easily recognizable as a room. She blinked again, she blue eyes not used to the impairment. Able to see clearly, the girl gazed ahead.

Her room was small, four white walls. Her bed was also white, downed with thick sheets and soft blankets. The largest cover was thrown over her body, covering her lower torso and left leg. Her right leg was exposed, coated in a cast. The cast was thick, white, and hard. Numb pain throbbed from the leg, a sign that she would soon be able to move. She searched her mind, trying to remember a time when she had hurt her leg, but no memory surfaced. The cast stretched from her ankle to her mid-thigh. She was clothed in her typical casual clothes; comfortable. Her left bicep was bound in white gauze, though not as thickly as the hard cast on her leg. Her body was positioned rather formally on the bed, not the way one would have been if sleeping. I must’ve been out a while, Salem thought.

Oh, Salem, a voice said. The sound frightened her, and she jumped. Her head rolled to the side, and the room was sent spinning in all different directions. Nausea rippled through her stomach, threatening to ruin her moment of enjoying the one of first feelings she’s had of her body. The throbbing of her head increased, and she felt like her brain was being punched in her skull. Salem winced, noticing the thundering and beeping noises had gotten louder. The beeping was also more rapid, and the room slowed to a halt.

A white tiger rested on a soft bed of her own not too far from Salem’s. The girl’s brows furrowed, trying to place the animal. She was familiar, but Salem couldn’t place her. Salem, it’s me; Pace. Pace? Who was that? Her middle name was Pace. Was this creature playing a joke? No, you can’t forget me. We’re practically the same person, remember? The tiger peered at her with an incredulous look. Why was she so upset? It wasn’t Salem’s fault she didn’t remember. She tried to speak, but still couldn’t move her mouth. You can’t forget me, Salem! You can’t! The animal stood up, now. Her frantic movements and words frightened the girl, and her heart began pounding.

The beeping she had heard earlier grew more rapid, and she noticed it was a heart monitor on the side of her bed. Several tubes ran from her wrists and the crook of her elbow to the machine and several others, and they seemed intimidating. The tiger was still shouting in her mind, and Salem wanted to leave the room. Her body had barely enough feeling to move, but she managed to lift a shaking hand to one of the tubes in her elbow. Salem had just gripped the tube and was ready to yank it out when she felt a cold liquid rush down the tube. It flowed from a machine to her left, and the girl struggled to turn it off. The little feeling she had was fading, and the liquid in the tube was causing it to happen.

Morphine, she recalled. Urgently she tried ripping the tube out her arm unsuccessfully. The morphine had done its job, numbing her entire body. The tiger seemed to be oddly feeling the effects as well, for she had laid down her on bed. She still frantically called out to Salem as she was slipping under. The morphine had gotten to her head, dragging her in the darkness, again. She fought it, trying to cling to the last words she heard from Pace; Stay with me, Salem! But as the tiger slipped away, so

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Spark

Spark watched as he walked over and confronted him. Spark looked at him, and told him using his mesmer "Just stop talking, in fact, just stop breathing". However, the mesmer only worked against humans. So when it didn't work, he knew he was a mutant. And he just happened to be here, where Spark was? He couldn't risk it, it seemed to coincidental. He put his hand on his, and used his electrokenisis to stun his nerves, making it hard to nearly impossible to move, and hurting like hell if he did.

The screen, which was now in direct view of both of them, was using facial recognition software. It was checking two databases. One was a list of FBI dossiers he had acquired, the second was a list of mutant hunters. However, even though there had been no matches yet, he suspected some mutant hunters might have been left out just in case, so he was extra careful.

Spark had left his head unstunned however, to not damage the brain and to see reactions. If he wasn't a hunter, he could be a potential ally. Or a threat. Spark had to consider he might try giving him up in exchange for benefits. Spark looked back at him, and then his computer quickly after having a thought. He didn't know his powers. He might have an eye contact power, like himself.

Spark then decided to do a test. "What is your name, hunter". Automatically assuming and accusing him of being a hunter would cause shock if he wasn't, curiosity and/or fear if he was. Well, most of the time. Spark wasn't actually a master of psychology, and got that from a TV show. Then, to keep up the image, he asked "So, who sent you after me this time? That idiot Dr. Evaline?"

Dr. Evaline was one of the scientists who worked on him. Actually, she tried to make sure the test subjects survived. He had at least heard a rumor that she was liked by most hunters, though he could not be sure of all of them, because she apparently was rumored to have the hunters gain "benefits". Of course, he trusted nothing about them, so he himself held little belief in that himself.

"Did they even tell you who you were going after? Or are they worried you would be too afraid? Did they tell you I know when i am lied to?" He asked him. That last bit was a lie itself sort of, but phrased as a question so he didn't technically lie, in case he actually did have that power himself. The computer still did not match as well, and it would have usually given him a match by now if he was a hunter, but again, he might have been left off the list. He had to be careful.

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Damien stood and watched the sky. There was a rustling in the trees before him, but he paid it no attention. He knew who it was, and knelt as a large orange tiger came strolling out from the brush. His Familiar moved with a slow grace, head low, steps light, as if he was always in stalk mode. "Rajah." Damien said as the tiger came and sat before him. Finally, the thing that had been tugging at his mind and leaving him feeling slightly empty and vulnerable all morning disappeared with the arrival of his other half. "You were gone too long. And you went too far. I told you not to go that far." He reprimanded the creature before standing again.

As if to say sorry, Rajah came to sit beside his person and flicked his long stripped tail over his feet. I apologize for making you nervous Damien, I was nervous too. The apology surprised Damien slightly, seeing as Rajah never apologized for anything. But I discovered something useful. Damien turned towards the tiger slightly. Behind them, he could hear Seph speaking softly to the captive, and his shoulders stiffened. Women were not cut out for the job they'd assigned her. They had too many emotions getting in their way.

The prisoner girl was right. The camp is close. Rajah told him, and Damien focused his attention back on the tiger. But not as close as we thought. That's why I had to go so far. They were just outside the boundaries you gave me.

"So you found them? Did they see you?" Damien asked, watching as his Familiar licked his paw leisurely, as though they were discussing the weather. Of course no one saw me or I would not still be here. He said, and Damien's brows furrowed in confusion. The situation is worse than we thought Damien. Rajah said, answering the question in his mind. The escapee's have found the Revolution. They've teamed up. Damien nodded, taking this in for a moment. "So how is this a bad thing? They've just put all our eggs in one nest, so to speak."

It means we're vastly outnumbered, and it would be nearly impossible to destroy the Revolution, and take certain mutants alive. It would be a massacre, and you know we have orders to keep some of them alive. Damien considered this while Rajah continued. They're planning a raid this instant so you need to come up with something fast. Either we move out, destroy them, and fail to take our prisoners, but successfully stop their raid, or we wait, let them attack the institute, and come up with something else.

Damien ran his fingers through his hair, a soft hiss escaping his lips. Shit. He thought to himself, though not completely himself, as Rajah's chest rumbled in a soft, amused purr. "I'm glad you're finding this amusing Rajah." Damien spat, just as he sensed someone coming up from behind him, making him spin, he met Mackenzie's eyes before she'd even opened her mouth. His gaze burned holes in hers, daring her to bring him bad news. It was evident that he was worked up, as he was breathing shallowly, and his shoulders were stiff.

"I don't mean to question you or your choices but it was my understanding that we were supposed to recapture the escapee's not execute them." Mackenzie said in a respectful way, making Damien feel rather ridiculous for whirling on her like he had. He sighed and calmed down, his expression returning to passive, the tension in his body draining away as quickly as it had appeared.

He flicked her comment away with no more than a shrug. "Not that I should have to explain my decisions to you, but, the girl I killed was not on the list of mutants we're required to take alive. My orders are that I have to return only those that are on the list, and if I can recapture anyone else, but if not, then they can be killed if they have to be." He sighed. The day had hardly begun and already he was exhausted. Probably from lack of sleep. He never slept when he sent Rajah out. It just wasn't possible.

Damien glanced past Mackenzie, at the camp, then back to her. "Come on." He said, jerking his head towards the camp as an idea turned over in his mind, unfolding, forming a plan. "Time to announce the plan." He turned away and headed towards the camp, making his way into the center. By now, all his hunters were awake. They were trained that way. Every hunter woke before the sun was in the sky. "I have just been informed that the situation is worse than we thought." He announced loudly, so everyone could here. "The escapees, and the Revolution are working together, meaning that one quick attack would be messy. People might get away, and others that we were ordered to capture, might get killed. So I've come up with a new plan." Rajah sat beside him. Sure you don't want to think about this? The tiger asked with obvious concern, but Damien ignored him and went on. "We'll give them a reason to come to us." He said with a smile, liking the idea more and more as it unraveled in his mind, hoping that no one could tell he was totally winging it.

"We'll sneak into their camp while they're away on a raid and capture whoever they leave to watch, and take them back to an Institute. They'll try to make a rescue. But we'll be ready for them. We'll have someone on the inside, feeding us information about every move they make." He looked at Persephone, and grinned. "Seph, you've been trained for this type of thing. After they return, you'll stumble into their camp, injured, begging for help, ect. There's no way they'll refuse you. Once you're safely in, the rest of us," he gestured around him, at the camp, "split." Beside him, Rajah flicked his tail, and Damien could tell he approved.

"We have to move out now if we want to get there before they get back, so if there are no questions, pack up. If someone has a problem, come and see me." With that he turned away, making his way towards his tent. He was the only member of the group to have a tent. Tents were a hassle to carry, but the scientists had assigned Damien a man whose only purpose was to carry his things. "Josh, Jake." He gestured to the two men standing guards. They were twins, and impossible to tell apart. They shared everything. Even a Familiar. Because he couldn't tell the difference between them, Damien made a point of giving them orders simultaneously, so he never had to make a decision on who was who. "Take down the tent." The two nodded, and Damien ducked inside to collect his things.




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Vera watched the Revolution leader with vibrant blue eyes as he stood before her, clearly angry. She couldn't help it. The corner of her mouth twitched up in a slight smirk, and a single brown eyebrow raised itself in amusement. Was it really that easy to get him mad?

"First of all I do not like you warping in here unannounced." Her attentive eyes flicked to his hands, noticing how they clenched into fists. She looked back up at him, eyebrow raising higher, forcing herself to keep shock from her expression. "I was having a conversation with my sister and I don't take sick days." He growled "And for your last question I sorta have a plan but I need to know what yours can do. I plan on setting up a ring of fire around the institute except for one place where we will have one stand guard at. Half of us will go through the front entrance the other through the back. We see if there are any one to save, if not we get out of there and I set the place on fire." Vera then watched as he tried to remember who Boo was. "Shes the half blind girl right? Well I don't mind that, she would probably keep us back if she came but if she stays she listens to Adalind."

Sensing that he was done, she smiled falsely and leaned forward slightly, as though she was telling him an important secret. "Careful now." She hissed in a falsely pleasant tone, "You wouldn't want to be like the humans now would you?" She smirked, her words like daggers. "They seem to think they can tell people not to be themselves. Don't tell me not to Warp around. I'm a Sly. Unless you chain me to a tree, I'll Warp where I want." Satisfied, she leaned back again and considered the rest of his words.

However, before she could respond, she was interrupted by one of Aindreas's. A male Feline. Vera watched the boy as he reported to his leader, almost as if she wasn't there. Though she didn't blame him, and she wasn't offended. He wasn't loyal to her. There was no need for him to report to her. "Good morning. Aindreas, the Institution isn't active right now. I only saw one guard on patrol and he looked pretty tired. There are two doors, a main entrance and a back door that has some sort of fancy electronic lock on it. There's a large window on the ground floor, too. I'm guessing because of that they keep the captives in higher floors or underground," Vera watched the Feline, an idea hatching.

She then turned back to Aindreas, tucking a piece of fire-red hair behind her ear, revealing the piercing there that she'd done herself a long time ago. "I like your plan Aindreas. Not bad. However, a ring of fire? It would take too long for you to set up, and we need you to do other things." She looked back at the Feline, unable to remember his name for the life of her. "What if you have..." She hesitated on his name, "This Feline, make a force field around the place while we're in there and stand at one of the doors? That way, nothing can get in until we're done, and he can take it down for us to get out." She glanced at the Feline, looking him over briefly. She wasn't sure how Feline powers worked. Did it drain him at all to make a field and keep it up? Would he be able to make a field that big for that long?

She turned back to Aindreas. "And don't you worry your little head about my people. They'll follow me anywhere." She said, hoping it was true, and hoping that he couldn't see that she herself was unsure of it. "We should also all pair up, so that no one's alone." She said, glancing at the camp briefly, hoping they had even numbers. She'd like to take Alex as her partner, but she had a feeling she should probably take Aindreas, seeing as they were both the leaders.

You don't have to do this you know. Vera was startled by the voice in her head. Miatta. She'd sensed her nerves before even Vera herself had. We could just take Boo and Alex and get out of here. Or, better yet, just us. We could go in the middle of the night. No one would know.

Vera closed her eyes briefly, blocking the thoughts out. She knew Miatta meant no harm. She wasn't some sinister side of her, trying to convince her to bail on her friends, she was just presenting the opportunity they both knew was there. It was in their nature. As a sly, every single instinct she had screamed that large groups were bad. The animal in her wanted freedom. Wanted solitude. It wanted to be able to look out only for itself.

But she couldn't do that. The human in her would never forgive itself if she left. No Miatta. We can't do that. She said to her Familiar before opening her eyes again to look at Aindreas. No matter how much she denied it, she was terrified of going back into an Institute, if not for herself, than for the others, but she was also ready to actually do something instead of just sit by.




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Ada stood back, listening to the leaders talk, watching their movements, but not engaging in the conversation. She had no place in it really, though she knew Aindreas would jump off a cliff if she told him to, she really wasn't qualified to be a leader, and so, she left the decision making to him and the fire-haired escapee.

Adalind watched her brother respond angrily to Vera, knowing he was giving her the exact reaction she wanted, but not feeling the need to step in. She sighed and sat again, tearing at little pieces of grass in boredom. Sometimes she wished she could go on the raids, just for the sake of having something to do, but Adalind understood why Aindreas made her stay back. Someone had to watch the camp, and she really didn't think she was ready to go back in there anyway. Plus, he didn't want her hurt, and Ada didn't want to get hurt either. Not so much for herself though, but for him. Sometimes feared what he would do should she ever be hurt, he was so protective of her. He would probably be so blinded by rage, he'd do something he'd only regret later.

"She's the half blind girl right? Well I don't mind that, she would probably keep us back if she came but if she stays she listens to Adalind." Addie heard her name, and looked up, meeting Aindreas's eyes with a smile. Someone was going to stay back with her? She couldn't help but feel happy. She'd never had company. Usually it was just her and the empty camp when the others went on raids.

She glanced around, wanting to find the girl she'd be on watch with, but was inturrupted when Kefir growled suddenly, making her jump. She turned to him, and rubbed his ears gently. "What's wrong Kefir?" She asked as he placed his head in her lap, and then noticed how the fox that had been watching her flicked her tail impatiently and stalked off to take her seat by Vera. Ada smiled softly and kissed Kefir on the head. "Thanks Kefir." She whispered softly.

"Hey Addy, didn't sleep well last night?" A kind voice, made Adalind turn her head to see Emerald sitting next to her. She smiled at the green-haired girl, and turned to face her. She liked Emerald. She was always so nice to her, and she didn't mind the way she babied her a little. It felt almost motherly, and Ada liked the feeling of having someone else care about her.

In response to her question, Addie just sighed deeply and shrugged, leaning back on her arms, pushing her long black hair behind her, letting the raising sun touch her icy pale skin. She didn't sleep well. Everyone in camp knew that. It was hard to keep your nightmares a secret when you woke up, screaming bloody murder where everyone could hear you. It had started to become a problem, so Ada had volunteered to take night watch, and promised Aindreas she'd sleep during the day, though she didn't always keep it, making her very tired. However, she was the kind of person who could ignore discomfort so it didn't really bother her too much.

"You know sometimes when I can't sleep I put on one of my mother's pieces of jewelry, the songs they sing sometimes help me get to sleep. If you ever want to barrow one to see if it would help you sleep I'd be more than happy to lend it to you." Adalind's hand moved up to the small diamond at her neck. Just barely enough to give her nourishment, but still her most prized possession. She turned her head towards Emerald, meeting her hazel eyes with her own pitch black ones, a grateful smile on her lips. "Maybe tonight I'll try that,thank you. It would be great to have a regular sleeping pattern again. Though I don't mind taking night watch really." She smiled softly. "Gives me a chance to listen to the stars." Ada looked up as her brother ordered Emerald to gather everyone up, then turned back to the girl. She wanted to place a hand on her arm and thank her, but she couldn't touch her. Touch was too revealing. Too invasive. She had to be satisfied with only words.

She looked up as Leif returned from his watch and smiled. "Leif!" She grinned, standing up next to her best friend, giving him a hug, being careful to only touch the fabric of his shirt, and not his skin. "Good luck in the raid today." She said, pulling back. That was another thing that sucked about being the only one left behind. She had to let her brother and her friends run straight into the face of danger while she stood by helplessly on the sidelines. What if something happened to them? How would she ever know? She'd rather be captured or killed with them, than be the only one left. Loneliness was not something she coped with well.

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Feeling a hand on her shoulder, Amelia stiffened a bit, she hated when others touched her in any way “I don’t want to hurt you, But you need to cooperate. We’re almost there. Hearing the person speak she knew it was Seph. She didn't like any of the hunters even when they tried to show a little compassion, they made her hunt her only living family and she hated them for that. The only person that she has become to like was Jay, he helped her when she was hurting. Feeling Seph's hand still on her shoulder she let out a soft sigh "where is Sage" she asked in a whisper. She knew her familiar was in the general area because she would be feeling a lot of discomfort if she was left at the institute but the bird must of been sedated because she couldn't reach out her mind to the bird.

She wondered if Jay was also here but she has yet heard his voice. "I have just been informed that the situation is worse than we thought." Damien's voice brought her out of her thoughts, even though she couldn't see, she knew the hunters were gathering about to start the hunt. "The escapees, and the Revolution are working together, meaning that one quick attack would be messy. People might get away, and others that we were ordered to capture, might get killed. So I've come up with a new plan." She didn't like the sound of that, she was glad Aindreas got more people for the Revolution group but a new plan always got things messy. "We'll sneak into their camp while they're away on a raid and capture whoever they leave to watch, and take them back to an Institute. They'll try to make a rescue. But we'll be ready for them. We'll have someone on the inside, feeding us information about every move they make." Amelia wanted to scream, god she just wish she could get away and not have to do this any longer. She really hoped Ada and Andy were not the ones staying back, it would just make her feel worse.

She must of got lost in her mind for a few mintutes because Damien was now telling everyone to pack up and get ready. She leaned her head back against the tree and waited there until one of the hunters came to fetch her and make her start tracking again.




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Aindreas was already getting annoyed with Vera, he did not like having her step in like she is part of the leadership. Relax Andy, she is just trying to give you a hard time, females do that Kefir's voice was heard through his thoughts and he shook his head looking over at his Familiar who was stretched out next to Ada. He looked back to Vera as the girl started talking again."Careful now, you wouldn't want to be like the humans now would you?" He growled softly wanting to tell her she should just go now, he wasn't sure how long he will be able to work with Vera if she kept this up "They seem to think they can tell people not to be themselves. Don't tell me not to Warp around. I'm a Sly. Unless you chain me to a tree, I'll Warp where I want.".

His anger was nearly spiking and he could feel the heat in his hands, he looked over to Ada and then tried to take a few deep breaths to calm himself before he accidentally starts something on fire."This area is my are so try to be respectful…remember whose territory you are on". He growled then turned around as he heard another person approach, he gave a nod to Leif as he reported in "Good morning. Aindreas, the Institution isn't active right now. I only saw one guard on patrol and he looked pretty tired. There are two doors, a main entrance and a back door that has some sort of fancy electronic lock on it. There's a large window on the ground floor, too. I'm guessing because of that they keep the captives in higher floors or underground,". He took a few moments to think this over the patted Leif's shoulder "alright, thank you Leif that information will be very useful to us".

Vera then started talking about the plan which made him focus back on the red head "I like your plan Aindreas. Not bad. However, a ring of fire? It would take too long for you to set up, and we need you to do other things", he really couldn't argue with that so he continued to listen to Vera. What if you have...This Feline, make a force field around the place while we're in there and stand at one of the doors? That way, nothing can get in until we're done, and he can take it down for us to get out." He took a couple minutes to consider her idea "His name is Leif and if he can keep up the force field long enough than that would be a good idea" he then looked to Leif "think you are up for that?"

As he waited for Leif's response Vera spoke up again "And don't you worry your little head about my people. They'll follow me anywhere. We should also all pair up, so that no one's alone." He looked at her, thinking that over, they usually kept together when going on a raid because they had such a small group but with the escapees joining them it would be different this time. "Usually we all stick together but in this case we have more people, so yes I agree. I also think my people should pair up with some of your people because we have done raids before you have not."

He the looked over to Ada "How about you go find um the girl Boo and get aquainted with her, also make sure to keep your eyes peeled and use your abilities if you have to Adalind" he said the last part in a bit of a protective voice. Kefir gave Ada a soft nuzzled then got up and went to Aindreas's side. Aindreas looked down to Kefir I have a bad feeling about something Kefir, but I can't pinpoint it. His intuition was usually very good and Kefir knew this You think somethings going to happen on the raid? Kefir asked looking up at him. A slight sigh escaped his mouth I don't know Kefir, I just don't know.

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Back under the veil it was, then.

Seph would have given Shade some kind of response, but Damien’s voice commanded her attention, and at the sound of him she snapped her gaze in his direction like a dog trained to jump at a sound. Her hands she folded neatly behind her back, her stare unblinking and certainly not warm. Emotionless was the better word. She’d been forced to show no reaction to so many things that it became more or less second nature at some point.

It was a pretty typical entrance he had proposed, collapsing into a rebel or escapee camp, wounded and seemingly delirious, inventing a tale about a desperate escape from an Institute or fleeing a massacre from some Revolutionary camp. It certainly wasn’t her preferred method of infiltration considering that it involved injuring herself, but she’d done it enough times before in reality, and simulated it countless times in labs, to know how to handle it. Still, she couldn’t help but wonder if her leader had any qualms about ordering her to sustain a serious injury in order to conjure sympathy in their prey.

He is an efficient leader, if perhaps a little aggressive, Demi said from somewhere above them, perched on a branch. He uses your skills effectively. We should be able to avoid any direct conflict this way. Seph was tempted to roll her eyes, but the knowledge that only she was privy to the conversation they were having stopped her. Unless you count me taking a bullet or two for effect as direct conflict. She could feel Demi as if she were next to her, her Familiar offering a comforting nudge. We’ve done this before, Seph. The Revolutionaries may kill you if it comes to conflict. Our allies will not kill us. If nothing else, we are more useful alive.

That got an eye roll, which she hoped wouldn’t be interpreted as her disliking the orders given to her. She put a few steps between her and Shade, before speaking to Damien. She stood just outside the tent, hands folded behind her back as before. “If I’m to infiltrate the revolutionaries,” she began, cautiously, “I believe it would be best if I did not take part in the capturing of their watchers. The less people that see my face, the better. With your permission, I’d like to hold back until the task is completed. We can then prepare my injuries and appearance in private, and continue from there.” The calm way in which she said all of that implied how typical this was for her. Few people could speak of seriously injuring themselves as calmly as someone trained to do it for all of their life.

Demi flapped down to settle on her shoulder, perhaps to get a look at Damien herself. “I can send information through my Familiar, in the form of written messages… unless there is another way to communicate you have in mind.”

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"A nightmare about a carnival. Interesting," Saphira said this. Alexander wondered what she thought of his simple, yet important dream. "Nah, I understand, It's strange but aren't nightmares supposed to be that way? Maybe it's telling you something." Saphira asked a question, but Alex guessed that it was a rhetorical question. He smiled a little, since the dream was probably telling that him that he might be afraid of carnivals or that he held emotional attachment to his memories. "Alright, it's dawn, so I guess we will be leaving soon, then." She said. Alexander personally didn't want to leave, but he didn't want to be a burden to people. He guessed that this would be the beginning of him leaving his mark on the world. He could be a monster when fighting, but this would only be when he is angered. He knew that the mutual distrust between the two groups was dangerous, but he also knew that they wouldn't be able to fix that flaw quickly. He guessed that this raid would be won, but they would probably lose something in the process.

"Yeah, that's the good thing about Darka, it's hard to get her down even with the raid looming and all. That's true though, depression and paranoia are messy things to have to deal with. Saphira seemed to acknowledge that paranoia and depression were bad. Alexander didn't know what other mutants thought of him, since he had never asked anyone. "Well it's weird actually. I was running through the forest, now a care in the world. He knew that she probably enjoyed running and being free, since she was a pack mutant. He wondered if mutations were given depending on the person's personality or if people's personalities molded to their mutation type. He guessed that it was probably much more complex than that, and that he would probably never understand the nature of mutations. It was funny that he didn't understand the thing that made him an outcast to most of society. "Just enjoying the freedom." Saphira said freedom. Alexander hadn't experienced freedom in a long time, so the word made him cringe a little. "All of a sudden I find this meadow and I go to lie in it. Then the entire dream changes." She seemed to now be describing where the actual nightmare was terrible, so Alexander listened closely. Instead of a meadow I'm back at the institute just after it blew up and remember Dr Mcintosh? I don't know if you knew him, but he was the doctor that was mostly in charge of me back at the institute. He came after me and then I wake up." Saphira just mentioned a specific doctor, so Alex tried searching his memory to try and make connections. "I don't think I've ever seen him, but I have heard of him." Alexander didn't want to seem as if he wasn't interested, so he contributed to the conversation.

Alexander waited for a response to a question he asked earlier. "I never really thought of it before, but it actually sounds like a good idea. I will try although I'm not exactly the most organized girl." Saphira admitted. Alexander admired people who could admit their flaws, since he couldn't even think about his flaws or risk becoming pessimistic. "I'm going to speak with my sister before we go on the raid. Is there anything else you wish to know about me or tell me?" Alexander enjoyed the short conversation they had, but he wanted to speak with his sister before going on the raid. He had no parents, since he killed them himself. He didn't hate them, but he couldn't control his powers as a kid. The only family he had left was his sister, and he didn't plan on letting her die. He knew that it was possible for him to become attracted to one of the mutants here, but he simply didn't want to be in a relationship, or at least that's what he kept telling himself. He waited for a response to his question.

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"Just stop talking, in fact, just stop breathing," the kid said in response to Mathias's question. The Serpent Mutant looked at the kid, paused by the strange response. That was enough for Mathias, though. He was already on edge with the crowdedness of the city and Nox's dislike of having to constantly hide and this situation just made him even jumpier. He started to raise a fist to punch the computer when the kid reached out and touched him. Pain arced down Mathias's nerves to almost every part of his body, although his head was strangely unaffected. Nox's concern flared brightly in his mind, but he ordered his Familiar to stay put. Slumped against a table in a rather undignified position, Mathias tried to move his arms but was rewarded with a biting pain.

"What is your name, hunter?" the kid asked.

Hunter? Mathias's eyes narrowed. Did the kid think that he was a Mutant hunter?

"So, who sent you after me this time? That idiot Dr. Evaline?" the kid continued. "Did they even tell you who you were going after? Or are they worried you would be too afraid? Did they tell you I know when I am lied to?"

Mathias tried to move again and received another bout of pain. Without much of a choice he said, "First off, I'm no hunter. I have no idea who this Dr. Evaline is. I have no idea who you are, other than that you look like you're trying to expose me. If you really can tell when you are lied to, you should know I'm telling the truth. As for my name, well, you haven't given me any good reason to trust you with it. Try telling me yours, first."

He grimaced with the remanants of pain from the shock. I'm coming out, Nox said. No, Nox, please don't. He could get you too. This is bad enough without you feeling it. Stay, he mentally told his Familiar. I am feeling it, she responded, but she stayed in the backpack.

Then, made curious by his conversation with Nox, Mathias asked, "Where's your Familiar, kid?" He suspected the kid was either an Aurora or a Flock, for he knew of no other Mutant species who could have the ability to shock people. If Mathias's question was answered truthfully he could find out a piece of valuable information about zap kid.


Leif Anderson

Leif could tell that he had stepped into a conversation with friction between the two leaders, but he stood his ground. He was aware of the tension between the two groups of people and wasn't going to let it scare him off. He had been through far worse before and wasn't about to let a few squabbles determine the success of the Revolution.

"I like your plan Aindreas. Not bad. However, a ring of fire? It would take too long for you to set up, and we need you to do other things," the escapee leader, Vera, said. "What if you have... This Feline, make a force field around the place while we're in there and stand at one of the doors? That way, nothing can get in until we're done, and he can take it down for us to get out."

Aindreas paused to consider this. "His name is Leif and if he can keep up the force field long enough than that would be a good idea," he said. "Think you are up for that?"

Leif thought for a moment. The larger a force field was the more energy it took. The longer it was up the more energy it took, too. In Leif's experience, however, while the two things were related, they were two different sections energy wise. Both size and time required practice to sustain. They were two different muscles for the same task. Leif had practiced both fairly well, although he had exercised the long time "muscle" more than the size one. And mental shields? That was another muscle, too.

Remembering the size of the Institution Leif nodded. "I could keep it up for about fifteen minutes, ten if you wanted me to cover the roof, too. Possibly a bit more, possibly a bit less. If I did this would you still want me to go in to the Institution?" he said. If he were to go into the Institution the time would be even less. He would be too distracted to keep a force field going for long if he had other things to draw his attention away from his task. If Aindreas asked him to go into the Institution he would, though. He was loyal to his leader. Don't want to get too busy. There is only so much you can handle. You can't excell at everything, even if you want to, Shawn said, the grey cat Familiar giving himself a wash behind the ears.

Leif waited for Aindreas's response.

"Leif! Good luck on the raid today," Adalind said, giving him a hug when the meeting was over. Leif squeezed her back and smiled at her, glad to see her grinning.

"Thanks, Soñadora," he said, calling Adalind his nickname for her that was Spanish for dreamer. Shawn purred and rubbed up against Ada's leg. "We'll be fine. Watch camp well, ok? It's just as important of a job," Leif said. He never was quite sure how Adalind felt about being left behind while the others went on raids. He was sure that she worried. He grew worried about her while he was on raids. It was probably sexist of him but he couldn't help but feel guilty that Adalind was left all alone with no one to help her or keep her company. Relax, he told himself, she's going to have one of the escapee girls with her. It's going to be fine.

"See you later," Leif said, giving Adalind another smile. He left her to help Aindreas with the final preparations for the raid.

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Damien's agitation left as quickly as it came, the flash of emotion that rolled off of him left a bitter taste in her mouth. "Not that I should have to explain my decisions to you, but, the girl I killed was not on the list of mutants we're required to take alive. My orders are that I have to return only those that are on the list, and if I can recapture anyone else, but if not, then they can be killed if they have to be." The urge to argue with him was strong but Mackenzie suppressed it. That pathetic feline did not 'have to be' killed as Damien made it seem. Though truthfully she couldn't see that the feline would have been any use if she had been allowed to live, that didn't mean she deserved to die. In the end it wasn't her place to make those choices. Instead of saying how she felt, Mackenzie simply nodded and followed him to the rest of the camp. She took a seat on a fallen tree that was now mostly hollowed out and, if her nose was right, was recently home to some raccoons. Niveus sat beside her gently nudging her knee gently "You shouldn't have to hide you're feelings or you're true nature" the white wolfs voice whispered across her mind, there was no judgement but Mackenzie could tell she disapproved "And what would become of me if I was me, not their little solider?" Niveus huffed at her but didn't say anymore about it. "You should pay attention to the over sized cat while he's telling his grand plan." Mackenzie bit her lip to hide her smirk, her wolf was never fond of fallowing the orders of a cat, not even a big cat.

After Damien laid out the next course of action he dismissed them to go and break down camp, not that there was much for her to break down, Mackenzie didn't bring much with her on hunts only necessities. Once she was done she went and sat on the same tree she had before, her back to the rest of the group. Staring out into the trees she could almost hear the wilds call out to her, like her name was being carried along and whispered by the wind. "We could always go, just run. Run until we couldn't hold ourselves up any more. Until we are about to pass out from exhaustion." Mackenzie smiled at the thought as she reached down and scratched between Niveus' ear. "As nice as that sounds we would still never be free." She said looking over her shoulder. "Not so long as they still have her." That flock was as pathetic as the feline but she was useful and that's why she was still around. Mackenzie felt sorry for her but she couldn't be in contact with her too much, the emotions that girl felt, the anger, pain, the loss of hope, it was all too much sometimes.




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"Em can you make sure everyone's up and ready to go in fifteen." Vivianna looked up at her leader and she nodded then looked back at Adalind as she got up "When we get back we'll look at them and see if one connects with you ok?" giving her a warm smile Vivianna left to gather up the rest of the group. Alex and another escapee were sitting and talking when she approached and cleared her throat."Sorry to interrupt but we're gathering everyone for the raid, just head on over to Aindreas and he'll go over the plan when everyone is present." Smiling and giving a plite nod she wondered off to the next escapee, a pride, who was making her way towards the rest of the group. "Hey everyone's gathering for the pre-raid meeting, go ahead and join up with everyone." On her way to the last escapee She passed by the little stripe girl and gave her a small wave, she was a cute kid. The last escapee was a flock, and by the looks of it he was anxious. "Hey there, I'm Emerald. The others are gathering now to talk about the raid, you should join us." She smiled and waved for him to follow her and she walked back to the group.

Pausing a moment she looked at all the others, she was worried. Would all of them be able to handle going back into another institute? Could they handle that? What if they were like those people she read about once who had been in wars and had flashbacks when something or someone would trigger a memory of the times they were in active duty. She wasn't just worried about her team and the possibility that one of the escapees would cost them their lives but also for the escapee's themselves. After all they had been through could they really keep it together or would this just damage them more? Taking a deep breath Vivianna decided to voice her concerns when everyone was gathered around. It was defiantly something to be discussed and thought upon.

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Saphira noticed Vivianna approaching and she searched her head for a name, but could not put her finger on it. "Alright, I'll be there" she told Vivianna politely. "Come on Darka" the wolf gave Alex one last look before following Saphira through the now awake crowd of mutants. She stood in the crowd of mutants. Alert and tense. "Are you nervous Saphira?" the black wolf asked curiously. Saphira looked up at her and pushed a lock of stray hair away from her face. "I suppose so, I'm sure everyone is. It's not like we escaped the last institute just to go back to another one" she commented. "Dr Mcintosh won't be there if that's what your worried about Saphira. He's dead and we both know that for certain because we are the ones who finished him off." Darka told her firmly.

Saphira nodded, but said nothing because she suddenly felt shy about talking out loud near so many people. She listened intently to the conversations that floated around her. "Focus on what the plan is Saphira, not on everybody else" Darka scolded in her head. The small black wolf stood relaxed and proud beside Saphira and Saphira drew confidence from her familiar. Slowly Saphira reached up and untied her hair again because little black strings were had fallen out. She tied it back in a messy bun this time. "Stop fidgeting Saphira" Darka scolded again. "Quit telling me off Darka" Saphira told her rather loudly. Flushing she looked down and scruffed her bare feet on the ground and used her hands to dust off her tattered pants.

Darka flicked her tail indigently and sat down. "You worry to much Saphira and you are reading into this to much. The more negatively you think this will turn out, the more likely it will be bad. If you think positively about it then you raise the chances of it turning out good." Saphira shrugged. "I suppose you're right"

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Jay rocked back and forth in his cage.

They left him here.....

Alone.....



He reached out for Argan in his mind once again to give him some kind of comfort, but like before, it was useless. He was too far away from him, probably alone, in the dark....Just. Like. Him.

He assumed this was the way drug addicts felt when they were in rehab. Jay felt like he was going to die, being without Argan or Lia, even Sage would bring him some comfort. Lia was taken on a hunt though, and probably Sage too, and Argan was probably in the same torture chamber. There was only pathetic helplessness to keep Jay company here in the dark.

Seconds always felt like hours here, and it would be literal hours before he could get out. Jay wondered how long it would take Lia to realize he wasn't with her. That blindfold was torture enough for both of them, and his ability only worked one way. Her thoughts were the comfort he found when alone, because in a way, he was with her again.

Even if she didnt know it, it was the way she comforted him in his literally dark hours, while he could comfort her in her figuratively dark hours....His mind howled out in desperation.

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"This area is my are so try to be respectful…remember whose territory you are on". Aindreas said to her and Vera only shrugged smugly in response, turning her attention to the matter of the Feline. "His name is Leif and if he can keep up the force field long enough than that would be a good idea," Aindreas said, turning towards Leif, and Vera had to fight the impulse to sigh with relief. Finally. They were getting somewhere, instead of just arguing. "Think you are up for that?" Aindreas asked the Feline before addressing her suggestion to pair up. "Usually we all stick together but in this case we have more people, so yes I agree. I also think my people should pair up with some of your people because we have done raids before you have not." Vera smiled and leaned back, as if in shock.

"Well would you look at that?" She smirked jokingly. "We actually agree on something."

"I could keep it up for about fifteen minutes, ten if you wanted me to cover the roof, too. Possibly a bit more, possibly a bit less. If I did this would you still want me to go in to the Institution?" Leif said next, and Vera gave him her attention briefly before thinking it over in her head.

"Alright." She said suddenly all business. Fighting, bickering, and teasing was over. It was time for a solid plan. "I don't really think the roof is necessary, and I don't think you need to go into the institution Leif. That would cost us time with the shield up. So, pick yourself a partner, preferably one of my people, as I like Aindreas's suggestion to pair the two sides, and you guys will be on guard duty, okay?" She looked at Aindreas.

Hope you're okay with all this. She shot him telepathically before continuing.

"Boo and Ada stay here, like we discussed." She stated, just reinforcing it. "And Leif and his partner watch the place while the rest of us head in, each with a partner." She glanced at Lief. "You said the prisoners will probably be on the lower levels? Okay, so Aindreas and I will partner up, and we'll take the lower levels. The rest of the groups will wok in partners to destroy the place, collect any files that are important, and keep our path back up from below open. Meanwhile, Lief here, keeps his field up, and when we're ready, we all head out a hole in the wall that he makes, and head for the cover of the trees."

She leaned back, liking her plan, and glanced about to see that people were starting to gather.

Looking at Aindreas out of the corner of her eye, she turned to the group. "Everyone find a partner. Revolution members, partner up with my people." She told them before recapping the plan to them all.

Finally, she looked at Aindreas. "If you have nothing to add, we should probably leave. If you do, say it now. Sooner is better than later."

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"How about you go find um the girl Boo and get aquainted with her? Also, make sure to keep your eyes peeled and use your abilities if you have to Adalind." Aindreas said to her and she nodded and bit her lip. She hated using her abilities, but she would if she had to, that was for sure. For one of them, she didn't even have the option. It was controlled soley on her emotions and fear level.

"Thanks, Soñadora," Leif said to her, and Adalind smiled as she always did when he used the nickname. At her leg, Lief's Familiar Shawn purred and rubbed against her, so she gently bent to touch his soft fur before raising again. "We'll be fine. Watch camp well, ok? It's just as important of a job."

Adalind smiled again, liking the way he referred to her job as important. She couldn't say that sometimes she felt a bit left out when they left her behind, and sometimes she doubted if she was even doing anything important, so hearing that she was needed was nice. "I will." She assured him before waving and turning back to Emerald, who was speaking again.

"When we get back we'll look at them and see if one connects with you ok?" It took Ada a minute to remember that she was talking about the gems, and she nodded, agreeing. "Sounds like a good idea." She said, tucking a piece of long black hair behind her ear as the girl sauntered off to call everyone together for the plan.

Now alone, with nothing and no one to talk to, Addie decided to take Aindreas's advice, and go find the girl he was talking about. Boo. With deep black eyes, she glanced around the camp until her eyes landed on the small girl and her tiger near the edge of the camp, and she made her way over.

"Hi." She said softly, standing before the girl, shifting her feet a little awkwardly. "I'm Adalind. We'll be staying back to watch camp together."

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“If I’m to infiltrate the revolutionaries,” Damien stopped mid-pack, hearing a voice outside his tent. Seph. With a sigh, he pushed out and stood before her, listening as she spoke. “I believe it would be best if I did not take part in the capturing of their watchers. The less people that see my face, the better. With your permission, I’d like to hold back until the task is completed. We can then prepare my injuries and appearance in private, and continue from there.” Damien was impressed to say the least. He was a sexist guy, and preferred his women to be as feminine as possible. Not because he liked them that way, but because he thought that was all they were capable of. Their emotions got in the way too often. However, here Seph was, speaking of her own injuries without so much as a twitch. He nodded approvingly for a brief second, and watched as her Familiar came down to look at him. “I can send information through my Familiar, in the form of written messages… unless there is another way to communicate you have in mind.”

Damien nodded. He liked the idea of using her Familiar a lot. In the middle of the night, no one would even realize that her raven was missing. "Alright, done and done. You can stay behind with..." He glanced at the Hunters and picked a random male Feline. "Travis, and wait until we return. It's best if no one sees you. Not even the prisoners. And I like the idea of using your Familiar as a way to communicate. We'll go with that. Make sure you can pull this off. I have no doubt it they find out what you are, they'll kill you. When we get back, the others will take the prisoners and continue on. I'll stay back to make sure your settled in with the Revolution, and then I'll head off."

With that, he turned back to collecting his things. Once he was packed, and the twins had packed up his tent, he walked across the now dismantled camp to the prisoner. "Lucky day." He said to her. "Rajah has already scouted ahead and found the camp so we wont need you. However, you will be coming with us, just in case they moved last minute."

"Mackenzie!" He called across the camp. "You'll be in charge of escorting the prisoner on our way there. Make sure she doesn't try anything funny."

With that, he turned to the rest of the camp, all now packed up, his Hunters were ready to move. They would leave their things here, ready-and-packed, so that when they got back, they'd be able to just take off. "Let's go." He said, nudging his Familiar, Rajah up front to lead the way as he turned and disappeared into the woods.

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Vivianna frowned as she the Sly took lead during the meeting. She listened anyways looking around the group, taking in the escapees, they weren't in the best of shape having been locked up for so long. They were hapless not helpless though. Still Vivianna couldn't help but feel uneasy. Stepping forward she cleared her throat and addressed the sly. "I have something to say, or ask really. I agree with and understand the importance of pairing up with an escapee seeing as how they are inexperienced, but what's to guarantee that when we get in there and the fighting starts or just being back in a facility wont make you're people freeze up? No offence to any of you, I swear, but I'm not going in there and my partner has an incapacitating flashback. I've lived this long, so much longer than most, and I know that what I do is dangerous but I can count on myself to save my own skin, as I can the rest of my group. Are you sure your people are ready for the responsibility of another life?"

Vivianna watched the others as she spoke, looking to see how they reacted to what she had said. If anyone had any doubt about their abilities they should stay behind, but if they really would be an asset then she'd welcome them. Anything to bring down those labs and set free as many mutants as they could, she just wanted them to be sure of themselves.

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"I could keep it up for about fifteen minutes, ten if you wanted me to cover the roof, too. Possibly a bit more, possibly a bit less. If I did this would you still want me to go in to the Institution?" Aindreas looked to Leif as he answered his question, he already had an answer but Vera decided to answer for him which annoyed him just a tad. Relax Andy, females just like to be in control Kefir spoke into his mind and he let out a sigh and nodded his head turning his attention to Vera who was speaking to Andy "I don't really think the roof is necessary, and I don't think you need to go into the institution Leif. That would cost us time with the shield up. So, pick yourself a partner, preferably one of my people, as I like Aindreas's suggestion to pair the two sides, and you guys will be on guard duty, okay?" What Vera said was sorta what he was going to tell Leif so he couldn't say anything against it. "Just kinda stay near the entrance Leif, and pair yourself with someone that has an offensive ability just in case someone attacks you."

Hope you're okay with all this. He heard Vera's voice in his mind and looked at her just giving the sly a silent nod jjst as Vera continued on. "Boo and Ada stay here, like we discussed." He nodded, he was actually glad Ada wouldn't be alone "And Leif and his partner watch the place while the rest of us head in, each with a partner. You said the prisoners will probably be on the lower levels? Okay, so Aindreas and I will partner up, and we'll take the lower levels. The rest of the groups will wok in partners to destroy the place, collect any files that are important, and keep our path back up from below open. Meanwhile, Lief here, keeps his field up, and when we're ready, we all head out a hole in the wall that he makes, and head for the cover of the trees." He actually liked Vera's plan, it was solid and they would be able to get done what they needed.

"Everyone find a partner. Revolution members, partner up with my people." He looked over to Vera before looking over the group, the last raid they went to they lost a few members, so he was trying to figure out numbers when Vera interrupted his thoughts. "If you have nothing to add, we should probably leave. If you do, say it now. Sooner is better than later." He gave her a look "one group may have to have a third person, we are low on numbers and I believe you group has more members" he said as he looked to Leif and Emerald.

Just then Emerald spoke up and what she said he already thought about "I have something to say, or ask really. I agree with and understand the importance of pairing up with an escapee seeing as how they are inexperienced, but what's to guarantee that when we get in there and the fighting starts or just being back in a facility wont make you're people freeze up? No offence to any of you, I swear, but I'm not going in there and my partner has an incapacitating flashback. I've lived this long, so much longer than most, and I know that what I do is dangerous but I can count on myself to save my own skin, as I can the rest of my group. Are you sure your people are ready for the responsibility of another life?" He went over to Emerald and stood in front of her putting his hand on her shoulder "Em I see your point I do, but if we just went there would only be three of us. I can't speak for them but I have a feeling they will be fine. If anything happens just call for me and ill send Kefir. You are my right hand girl, I won't let anything happen to you." He said the last part in a low whisper then stepped back and looked at everyone.

"Alright everyone pair up and lets go, we don't have a lot of time" he said in his booming voice before he looked over to Vera "I will be shifting, its easier then walking the whole way". He always shifted into Kefir when he traveled to the institutes. He then looked for Ada and noticed her going over to the small stripe girl. He walked past everyone and towards Ada "we will be leaving now Ada, you know the drill. Stay safe...maybe ill find Amelia on this raid" he said with a hopeful voice before going over to Kefir and shifting into his full white lion form. He shook his body and then walked over to the group and waited for them to be all ready to go.

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A deep frown formed on Mackenzie's face as she heard her new orders. She wasn't happy about her glorified babysitting assignment, she was pack, she wanted to hunt, to chase. Thinking about it while looking around at the forest caused something to stir inside her. It felt like the beating of primitive drums, wild and feral. Closing her eyes, Mackenzie began to slowly sway with with the sound as her other side, her wild side, began to fill her. She breathed in, filling her lungs to let lose a howl. "Mackenzie!" Niveus' voice along with a nip to her hand brought her back to the here and now. Blinking she shook herself like a wet dog to shake off the residual feeling of the wild but something felt off. You're in your half form Mackenzie, the call was strong and you almost gave in. Giving a sigh she patted Niveus "Thanks for that, it's getting harder not to give into my nature."

Mackenzie self consciously felt her snow white ears, which sat in great contrast to her hair. No matter how she colored her hair in her half form the fur on her ears would always be her natural color. Before her behavior drew too much attention she made her way over to the little flock. She didn't want to touch her, she could feel how upset she was about having to move out and hunt down her own, not that Mackenzie liked hunting down her own kind, she was just bred into this life.

Standing over her Mackenzie crossed her arms "Can you stand on your own or do you need a hand? No offence but I feel the same about touching you as you do me." She really didn't want to feel how Shade was feeling, she had enough strong emotions raging inside of her. Then again she could always make Shade more agreeable if the need arose.

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Spark smiled at his answers. While he wasn't a face reading expect, in fact, his training was limited to what he watched of "Lie to Me", his answers and reactions seemed consistent with the truth. So, he wasn't likely to be a hunter. "Aurora, and congratulations, you passed the test. I just needed to see if you were a hunter or not. But don't think that means I am just going to trust you just like that". He maintained the current, though he knew he could not keep this up forever.

"As you didn't make the connection to Aurora, I can safely assume your not one. While untested, I am pretty sure this would not be as effective against a Flock. So your not one of them either".

He then added "So, now I have to figure out what to do with you. For all I know, you might try to betray me, stab me in the back for your own benefit. Or, you might actually be a hunter, just deep cover or something, and trained for questioning like that. Or maybe your bait, without even knowing it. Or, maybe your someone I can actually trust. Answer honestly, I can tell when your lying,don't forget that. And if you lie, I will fry your brain so badly you will be sitting in a Psych Ward until your death".

Spark might have lied about his ability to detect lies, but he didn't know that. And he could fry his brain if he wanted to. However, that's when some other guests could be heard comming down the stairs. "Answer quickly now...".

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Character Portrait: Adalind Shade Character Portrait: Boo Character Portrait: Alexander Lockwood
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Alexander saw the girl(Emerald) from earlier approach, but he couldn't figure out a reason for her to approach. He was about to ask if the girl(Emerald) needed anything, but she answered his question before he asked it. "Sorry to interrupt but we're gathering everyone for the raid, just head on over to Aindreas and he'll go over the plan when everyone is present." She was smiling when she said this, but this made Alexander frown a little. Were they already leaving so soon? He was about to say that he was going to see his sister before he saw Aindreas, but he decided not to bother. He wouldn't need to explain himself, would he? He wasn't necessarily afraid of the raid itself or going to another institute, but the idea of having to protect his sister and be a part of a raid at the same time didn't sound very

He didn't want to make Boo feel weak by having to protect her all the time, but he couldn't just leave her alone. Besides, it was his fault that they were both in this situation. Would it have been different if he hadn't caused that incident as a child? He convinced himself that it probably would have been worst and that Boo wouldn't have met her familiar. He couldn't be emotionally disturbed during a raid, and he knew this. He fell on his side, since he wasn't still completely awake. This awoke him fully, he laughed a bit. At least he wouldn't be falling down during the raid. He scanned the area and managed to find his sister, near another girl. He couldn't tell the other girl(Adalind)'s name, since he hadn't connected names to faces. He walked towards his sister and the other girl, hoping to not interrupt. He wasn't a saint, no, he was far from that. He had beat countless in the arena, to prove that he wouldn't back down in a fight. He had never actually damaged anyone, instead he simply overloaded a person's sensory inputs and cause them to black-out. He did fear laboratories and needles, but he feared losing his sister and Vera more.

He arrived shortly after Aindreas, not wanting to interrupt again. When he arrived, he had a calm smile on his face. He looked at the other girl, acknowledging the girl's presence. "Hello, good day to you." The words were sincere, but they were simply a greeting. He turned to his sister, and began talking, his voice laced with a somewhat melodic tone. "Sister," He rarely called Boo "sister" when addressing her, and when he did, it meant that something was bothering him. ", how are you holding up?" He would have asked other questions, but those were too personal to be asked in front of someone other than his sister. He would leave immediately to go meet Aindreas when he had finished there, unless his sister wanted him for something. He was slightly interested in the other girl, since he didn't remember who she was. He didn't feel a sense of danger from her, but he rarely did feel fear from being in the presence of others.

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Character Portrait: Adalind Shade Character Portrait: Boo Character Portrait: Alexander Lockwood Character Portrait: Shade Character Portrait: Aindreas Shade Character Portrait: Damíen Lunes Character Portrait: Mackenzie Theissan
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Boo was curled up beside Sombra when she sensed someone approaching, she was facing away from the camp so she had to sit up and turn around to see who had come to see her. She was hoping it was either Alex or Vera but it wasn't, it was one from the Revolution group, the girl that she would be staying back with. She wasn't happy that she was going to be away from Vera or Alex, what happened if she had one of her episodes and Alex wasn't here to calm her. She was glad that she wouldn't have to step back into the insititute, just thinking about it made her have a few flashbacks, She closed her eyes and her body shook a little, Sombra noticed this and gently nudged Boo Your okay Boo, you are not there any more. Your safe, Sombra spoke into her mind and calm her a bit.

"Hi." Boo opened her eyes as the other girl spoke "I'm Adalind. We'll be staying back to watch camp together." She wasn't sure what to say, she wasn't one to talk much unless she was with Vera or Alex and even then she was mostly quiet. You should at leat tell her who you are Boo, she isn't going to hurt you Sombra spoke into her mind trying to reassure her a convince her to be sociable. She looked down at her lap and spoke in a soft voice "Hello...I..um..Im Boo" she usually only let Vera or Alex call her Boo, she tolld others to call her Rave, but there was something about the girl that made her want to trust her.

She shrunk back into Sombra when the leader, Aindreas, came by and spoke to Adalind. The guy intimidated her a bit so she stayed quiet as the spoke. She saw Alex come over just as Aindreas left, she gave him a slight smile but she could tell something was bothering her brother when he began to talk. "Sister, how are you holding up" she shrugged a little, trying to figure out what to say to her brother. She was still upset that she was going to be away from Vera and her brother while they went on the raid but she couldn't form the words so she began using sign language that Alex and hr bother knew. Her hands moved fast as she was signing Vera told me I have to stay back, she doesn't want me going on the raid Alex. I am scared...what if something happens to either of you..I couldn't deal with that her emotions clearly showed on her face and she let out a small huff. She spoke her next question as she looked right at Alex, knowing he wouldn't be able to lie "wh..whats bothering you?"




Shade

Amelia spaced out a bit but was brought back to her unwanted reality when a familiar voice started to speak to her "Lucky day." she rolled her eyes behind the blindfold as Damien spoke, she really wished she could send a spirit to haunt Damien but she hasn't been able to use that ability in year because of the blindfold "Rajah has already scouted ahead and found the camp so we wont need you. However, you will be coming with us, just in case they moved last minute." She didn't say anything as she heard his footsteps leave, he yelled for Makenzie, saying that she would be the one to watch her.

Amelia thought lf Jayy and wished he was with her, she let out a sigh and rested her head against the tree. A different pair of footsteps came up to her ans this time she recognized the voice as Makenzie. "Can you stand on your own or do you need a hand? No offence but I feel the same about touching you as you do me." If Makenzie was able to see Amelia's eyes she would see that she was glaeing at her "No offence but you don't know how I really feel" she spat out, she was unable to see and her hands were tied behind her back but she did try to stand on her own but she kept losong her balamce. She was weak, they didn't feed her that much so she was always at the point of starving.

She didn't want Makenzie's help but she didn't see any other way "looks like ill need help" she murmered "and where is Sage...she will be coming right?" She hoped they would take her Familiar along, she has had to track without Sage before and in the end she passed out because of being too far from her.


(ooc: i am unable to tag anyone at the moment)