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Reyna Wynter

"Please don't hurt me anymore."

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a character in “We are Different”, originally authored by Cheshire_Girl, as played by RolePlayGateway

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ImageNicknames:
Rey, Ree, Reenie, sometimes Evvie

Age:
14

Gender:
Female

Mutations:
Blood manipulation and minor physical transformation.




ImageEye Color:
Her eyes are a startling blue that glow and change depending on her mood.

Hair Color:
Brown, normally it is a mossy green but she dyed it so as not to stand out so much.

Height and Weight:
4'9, 98 Ibs.

Appearance:
Reyna is a tiny thing that weighs as light as a feather with a dangerous ability and a sharp attitude. Her hair is a fluffy brown mess that no matter how hard she brushes, never seems to be an less puffy than a lion's mane. With unique eyes and olive skin, she is the picture of exotic beauty. Her mother was of Brazilian descent, her father an American through and through. Her mutant abilities were passed down through an ancient blood line that had long since been forgotten about.

Other features:
There are two major scars on her stomach, one right next to her belly button and another right under her breastbone. She also has two barcode tattoos, one on her wrist and the other on her neck.

Clothing: Reyna normally wears cute fashionable clothing that are easy to move around in and easy for transformation. Since getting sent to the Military Base, she hasn't been allowed to wear anything except baggy white clothing that don't do much for her figure.




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Personality
Sweet, smart, and adorable are nouns often associated with Reyna. Her smile lights up a room and she has this way of making you feel good about yourself. Of course this is only the outside, on the inside Reyna is really quite lonely. Being a mutant certainly has its disadvantages, she is never wanted anywhere and is persecuted by nearly everyone that finds out. She doesn't let anyone know that it bothers her though, Reyna is always smiling and putting up a front for the benefit of others.
She is delicate, both in body and mind. Despite her... special circumstances and deadly ability, she is not very good at protecting herself and when someone insults her, Reyna often finds it hard to retaliate. She doesn't think she is worth anything, in fact sometimes Reyna would rather she had never been born then have to suffer the fate of a mutant.





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Favorite Color:
Lavender, or Caribbean blue.
Likes:
Sweets || She has a very special affinity for cake.
Sleep || Reyna never gets enough of it.
Rain || She loves rain and especially loves when it freezes in the winter and turns to snow.
Food || Another thing she never gets enough of.
Cute accessories || Reyna is a girl after all.

dislikes:
Brussel sprouts || Just the smell is enough to make her sick.
Worms || Ugh, they disgust her.
Snakes || Just bigger worms.
Needles || Unless they are sewing needles, she hates shots.
Doctors || They bug her to no end.
Herself || She hates that she is a mutant.

Weakness:
Fear || She is often scared to use her ability.
Energy || She has limited amounts of energy and using her physical transformation seems to drain it all to the point where she can't move.
Wrist || There is a chip implanted under her barcode and if you squeezed her wrist hard enough she will go into a temporary state of paralysis.

Fears:
Dark || More what's lurking in it than the darkness itself.
Dying alone || She wants to live her life and find love before she dies.
Killing || It has happened before, she doesn't want to do it again.




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History:
Born to a wonderful family with little knowledge of mutants and their history, Reyna was the first in a long time to inherit her family's cursed blood line. Physical mutation, she could change certain parts of her body to match that of distinct animals and beings. It wasn't so bad, Reyna lived a moderately normal life and would keep a hat and gloves in her backpack in case she couldn't keep her ability in check. She was happy, she had friends, but one day in the school yard, Reyna discovered her second ability. She was in a fight with one of the teacher's over her homework grades when he stopped moving, he just froze like a puppet. She realized soon after that she was controlling him. When Reyna went home and told her parents they freaked out and pulled Reyna out of school; luckily no one had seen her display of blood bending but the staff was suspicious.
They showed up at her home shortly after wearing hazmat suits and carrying handcuffs and sedation tools. Panic got the best of her and Reyna killed two government workers before the others three could wrestle her to the floor and get her out of the house. Reyna was taken the Military Base and has been there ever since, wondering what happened to her family and trying to survive each day. It is not easy being a test subject, especially when one of your worst fears is doctors.




Face Claim:
Ai Shindou || Kyoukai no Kanata

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So begins...

Reyna Wynter's Story

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A good story always began with an amazing description of surroundings and a bit of background, this tale requires none. However, you should know that the worst crime the antagonist has ever committed was sneaking cookies before dinner. In fact, the only reason she was here was because someone had tipped off the police to odd screaming coming from their very quiet home in the brown stone village of New York.

Her world was black and white, the only color in her slowly fading facade was crimson. "She's anemic," one of the guards assigned to her said as they opened the heavy metal door. "Let's get her to the infirmary." A second confirmed and slowly, the brown haired girl was lifted from her spot in the corner. A pair of mittens were placed over her hands and wrapped in velcro so that she couldn't take them off. Not that they prevented her from ability usage, but so she couldn't lacerate the two assigned to watch.

Slowly they dragged her between them out the door and onto a gurney. Despite the fact that the girl had become lighter than air in the past two years she had been sentenced to the danger ward and they would not drag her for fear of damaging cargo. Apparently the only thing keeping her alive was the fact that her ability was rare and valuable. She knew of others with the same bounty over their heads and had yet to meet them.


The infirmary lights were bright; colors began to ebb back into her vision. First into her shaky hands and the bright red mittens, then up her legs and all around until she could see the vibrant blue of her eyes in the reflection of the metal tray table beside her bed. The doctor came stumbling in, carrying a blood transfusion bag and an iron supplement. He hesitated to go near her, last time the doctor got too close Reyna had nearly blown him up. "It's okay doc," the guard's words tasted fowl. "She's too drained to do anything more than blink." He was right though, Reyna hardly had the energy to turn on her side and fumble with them as they began to restrain her arms.

The doctor pulled down her shirt in order to access the port in Reyna's body. Any attempt at IV's and picc-lines had ultimately ended in failure and so they put in a permanent one in a place she couldn't reach. The Tubes were connected, ID tags scanned and finally the cold liquid began making it's way directly to her heart. The dull prism that had been quickly slipping away once more became vibrant far too quickly and she whimpered, closing her eyes tightly in order to block it out. "Make it stop," Reyna cried, the room growing so silent that a pin could be heard across the space. Someone pat her head, the female guard had always been a bit more affectionate then her male counterpart. "It's almost over kitten," the woman in charge of taking her to her torture stated. "And after this, they've assigned you to special training." Fear clutched her heart, that could only mean one thing.

Death and pain followed Reyna wherever she went, if they were giving her special training it meant she would have to murder. The image of the lifeless eyes waiting in the metal room to be dissected filled her head and she screamed, shaking her head while pulling at the restraints. "No! No! No! No! I don't want to kill anyone else! Please... A stinging sensation white and hot climbed across her face, a red hand mark left on her cheek. "Cut it out, it is an honor to be useful to the American government instead of just wasting their resources on you fiends!" Tears pricked her blue eyes and the color changed to a deep purple; sorrow.

"Oh look Gus, you've upset the poor thing."

"You're too soft Myra." The eye roll was obvious in his voice and the IV machine cut into their conversation with a loud beep! The doctor came flying between them in order to disconnect everything, working with swift, expert motions so as not to get bitten by the young girl on the bed. "Come on, let's take her to the showers." A shower? Reyna perked up immediately, normally they sprayed her down with a hose when she became too filthy to stand next to. Excitement pumped in her veins and her eye color quickly changed to pink, causing both guards to laugh.

Reyna took her time under the stream of hot water, soaping up and rinsing her hair. A giggle erupted from her body as she watched the dirt and blood wash off of her skin and slink its way into the drain. Almost immediately after a steady burst of hot air came from all around, blinding the girl and making her turn to face the wall until a hand was placed on her shoulder and a bundle of clothing pressed into her arms. Reyna changed quickly before they could drag her to another room, her eyes returning to their normal blue. This one was white and for a moment she blinked, thinking her world had changed colors again. But no, sitting in the corner in glorious technicolor were two effeminate males with hair so bright it was blinding. Then there was one she recognized from her ward, the Wraith they called her. She was Reyna's neighbor although the two had never truly interacted. Finally in the corner, one who seemed to be drifting; for a moment Reyna thought the girl was going to drop dead. Taking a seat closer to the two males, but farther from the Wraith and the half dead woman, Reyna began the arduous process of combing her fingers through her tangled brown mane.

"Hello, I'm Reyna, but my friends call me Kitten or Rey." She smiled, attempting to become friendly with the people who she thought would be in her training.

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Iziah found himself being dragged out of bed, and out of the intense UV lights that weakened him. They kept some UV flashlights on him, but those didn't make him feel as sick as they though he did. One of the many ruses he had in place.

Ever since he was taken here, he had taken great lengths to deceive the scientists and soldiers. Make them think his powers were far more limited then what they actually were. It was part of his plan to escape. And he did plan to escape.

But first, he had to play along. His feet felt cold on the concrete. They never gave him shoes because they wanted to make sure he wouldn't be able to run far in case he escaped. He could only teleport for so long, and for a certain amount of distance, before he would get tired. And they had been using the UV light to keep him week.

He had been slowly putting in slightly less and less effort during each session of physical testing, making it seem like he was getting weaker and weaker. So now, he had been building up energy, slowly but surely. The UV lights kept him weak, but only while he was under them.

The shoved him into a shower room, and forced him to strip down and shower, before having him put on some new clothes. A black t shirt, and some black track pants. Still no shoes. They then picked him up, litterally, and litterally carried him over and tossed him into a large room full of people. One of the guards stabbed him right in the chest, where his shirt had curled up and wasnt covering, before smiling and leaving.

"Son of a bitch!" Iziah yelled, as he began regenerating. Unfortunately, he couldn't heal pain, only injuries. Likely why the guard did that. They could torture him for fun, and in a few hours be good as new and ready for tests and experiments. This wasnt the first time this had happened.

When the wound was finished healing, he stood up. The Falcon tattoo was visible on his back, before he straightened his shirt and it was re-covered. He then mumbled something to himself.

"Three minutes twenty two seconds".

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#, as written by Shiki29
Hector had been in his room, all the walls covered in a shiny, black substance. It was obsidian-like in appearance, but was more of a glue applied to the surface of the white room. This was the EM-dampening coating that prevented him from escaping. He could make himself invisible to security cameras, blind the HUD on a guard's helmet, or even play a frequency on their headsets to knock them out. He could try, but there were many counter-measures in place. Also, he was not permitted to have any electronics or conducting materials, save for his glasses. The current that flowed through his body would flow through his glasses. He could barely control it from doing so, but with the glasses on, it was easier to touch something without incinerating it. Which was good. He wouldn't dare fight if his glasses were on. They might be destroyed.

Hector's sitting positions was the lotus. His eyes were closed, and he meditated. He always tried to sleep or meditate whenever he could. Since there was barely anything else to do in his cell, he found himself doing both quite a lot. His focus was destroyed when the door slid open. The only surface he could see through was the door. There were no electronics that were directly in his line of sight. While this would be good, normally, they had countermeasures. Namely, a camera specifically made without electronic components. Older technology. The guards at the door beckoned for Hector to stand, and he did before walking to join them. Currently, his suit was being washed. It was the only thing he requested that he be allowed to keep. It meant a lot to him. After extensive testing of the suit and what Hector may be able to use the suit for, he was given access to it, after the removal of all metal in the suit, regardless of how minute the amount of metal was.

Hector and the guards walked to a testing chamber. Since they tested Hector's battery capacity last time, they would probably be testing for his conducting ability this time. With a full battery, he could be electrocuted like anybody else. Without a full battery, his body would just absorb the shock. Now, he was prepared for the test.

Naturally, they knew how smart he was. He had picked up little bits of conversation and managed to deduce that conductivity was what they would test for. Also, he could tell, since that was likely the only bit of information, other than his battery capacity, that they picked up last test. Hector was electrocuted when his battery was filled, that time. He had been electrocuted before, and not by his powers, even, but the rate at which they filled his battery could have killed him. Then, they would lose their test subject. So far, he believed that he was the only one with his kind of powers here, so that would be tragic if they lost him.

Hector stepped into the testing area wordlessly.

The scientist behind bullet-proof glass, who he didn't see the face of, spoke through a loudspeaker. The use of technology in this chamber was only permitted, due to the presence of several armed guards, armed with tranquilizer guns. Hector looked at what appeared to be a testing dummy. It looked like, maybe he was wrong. Maybe they were just testing his effective firing range for bolts of electricity. Well, whatever.

"We will test your aim and range of your electric powers. Please shoot the target with your electricity. Shoot the parts we tell you to. Arm."

Zap.

"The other arm."

Zap.

"Leg."

Zap.

"The o-"

ZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP.

Hector, throughout the whole test, had not had the need to take off his glasses. They weakened his powers when he conduced through them. But he still was able to hit each part of the dummy accurately. However, that last zap, that came before the scientist finished his sentence, came from the dummy itself. Or rather, a small instrument that extended from the chest of the dummy, and aimed right at Hector. The shock from that was massive. It seemed like this test was to catch him off-guard for a test based on conductivity. After all, this test had required that he be attached to certain sensors, strapped around his body, ready to detect the level of electricity Hector would conduct after being shot with the blast.

Those liars tried to trick him.

Hector's reflexes were honed from what he had done in the past. They weren't a superhuman ability, but were rather forged in the fires of hard work. Hector had grabbed his glasses from his face when he saw the device emerge from the chest of the target. He could sense the build-up of energy from the device as the electrical power filled the device to the brim. Or rather, the part of the device that extended outwards. Hector could sense no electricity leading to it, probably due to dampening materials, but the device itself could not have any if it wished to function.

For the device to have emerge, aimed at, and fired at Hector took 0.25 seconds.

For Hector to throw his glasses from his face to the blast, in order to conduct the entire blast and prevent it from reaching Hector took about 0.10 seconds.

Hector's glasses fell to the ground a short distance in front of him, as Hector turned to the glass. He could see the shadow behind the opaque glass recoil, likely in fear. The guards seemed apprehensive as well, since Hector had turned uncharacteristically quickly. His eyebrows were angled, showing his anger.

"If you lie to me again, then I won't be so cooperative in taking the tests. I'll shock you through your own cell phone and melt out your eyes!"

That was when Hector was shot in the neck with a tranquilizer dart. Hector fell onto one knee, but remained conscious, as another dart hit his neck, near the first. Hector's world turned black.

...

When Hector woke up, he was in his room, again, his glasses on the ground, near him. He picked them up, and then his eyes illuminated faintly. He returned to a meditating position, before the door opened again. This time, he followed them to a shower. The guards beckoned him to use it, and so he did, once they left. He threw off the clothes he was given, and when he finished, he saw that his suit was returned to him, waiting in the same bathroom. Hector changed, put it on, and was then beckoned by a guard to follow. He followed, thinking back on the previous events.

Hector was very calm, normally. It was difficult for Hector to get angry. He simply believed that he had not time for it. But he came to hate lies, when in the facility. He knew why, but that was irrelevant. Now he had reached the room. The guard beckoned him to enter, and enter he did. Inside there were a few odd characters. There were two boys, dressed flamboyantly enough that Hector's head hurt. There was a female child sitting near him, a girl who was clearly not lucid, and a male child, as well. He was told by the guards that he would have special training, on the way here.

Maybe this would be pretty interesting.

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JUNIPER



Sitting alone in what she knew now to be a cell, a young woman let her eyes stare out across from her, seeing nothing but an empty darkness, the same darkness she saw every day for as long as she could remember. Even before she had memories, she had the blackness. For her, the world was a combination of sounds, smells, textures, feelings, and tastes. The place she was in had a very clean scent, almost unnaturally so. Her minimal furnishings were firm and uncomfortable, only the slab of a bed holding any sort of softness. Her pillow was the softest thing in her room, and the blanket the warmest possession afforded her besides the clothes on her back.

She failed to see her neighbor looking out of her glass in the cell across her own, and thus continued to stare ahead without any sign of stopping. She remained silent, but in her mind she hoped someone would walk close enough to read, close enough to catch a glimpse of her world she would otherwise never see. She was met with nothing, and she leaned back on her cot and sighed, awaiting another day of tests, mediocre food, and taunts.

Juniper straightened up as a pair of footsteps reached her ears. IT didn't seem like her scheduled testing time, causing her to go tense and try fruitlessly to glance around for answers. She hoped by some small chance they would've forgotten to wear the lead helmets, not wishing to be entirely in the dark.

"So this is our Wraith"

A wraith? She had heard the term before, but she had no idea what it meant. She would hear the guards talk to her fellow mutants from time to time, but she never got to see who or what they were looking at. Her only hint was they talked of a female.

Juniper heard the voice clearly, quickly searching fo it's source and finally pinpointing the location. The mind was another guard, and they were looking at a young woman in the cell directly across from hers. Juniper hoped to get a better look, but suddenly her own visage met her mind's eye, the voice snapping at her.

"The hell you looking at mole?"

"You forgot to wear the helmet."

Juniper got a sudden glance at a second guard, only to see him hand her current subject a special helmet of lead before blackness swallowed her again.

Listening as the two guards commented on the young woman to her face, Juniper frowned at the conversation, wondering just how much was actual truth. After all, the guards said many things about her that were certainly not true. She was not stupid just because she couldn't see, nor was she mute. In any case, the torments they put on the mutants were no small matter either, and she could reasonably understand how some of her fellow prisonors would react violently to such treatments.

So focused was she on the conversation and her attempts to find out about her neighbor that she failed to notice the second pair of footsteps, this time the sound stopping in front of her own cell.

"C'mon mole, got something special today." barked a third voice, the beeping of the keypad followed up by the smooth sliding of her door. Juniper flinched when she felt a strong pair of arms grab her, tugging her along.

She had half a mind to fight, but the telepath decided to save her strength for now. She already was at a disadvantage. As she was led out, the silent prisoner attempted another 'scan' to try and gain some insight into the unexpected situation, she slipped inside the mind of who she assumed was the Wraith based on how the vision her host was seeing were the guards she saw seconds ago. Instead of the host leaving her effective range, Juniper fond her 'gaze' was never too far, seemingly following the companion across from her cell.

Her vision was cut off one more, cold tiles under her feet as she was led to yet another unknown room. She flinched and tried to cower away as her clothes were stripped from her, a bar of soap shoved into her hands as she was pushed unceremoniously into a spray of water.

"Shower, mole!" commanded a voice, female this time.

Juniper hesitated, but soon took the rare liberty of a shower, scrubbing herself and relishing the feel of clean skin and hair once more.
Sadly, the small luxury was short lived, no more than five minutes before she was pulled out, dried, and dressed. She wondered why they treated her like a helpless infant. She was capable of dressing, showering, and taking care of herself just fine. She might not be the quickest, but she was no worse than most normal people. She once more flinched as her arms were grabbed again, the guards leading her away down who knew how many halls and corridors, through more doors than she bothered to keep track of.

It was several minutes before she was finally seated none too gently on another bench, this time her visions jumping to multiple people. She glanced into each mind, trying to look at all of the other occupants of the room. Wraith once more, two very bright and identical looking males, a girl with different color eyes, a male with glasses, a young man in a black t-shirt, and a sweet faced young teen with cascading brown hair. Not wanting to invade too much, she went back to her original 'host', the girl called the Wraith. She never really knew if they could feel her in their minds, but if they did, she hoped it wasn't too unpleasant an experience.

Still, the blind woman said nothing, only looking over towards a friendly voice announcing herself as Reyna (Or Kitten or Rey, two other stated acceptable names). Juniper smiled, giving a slight wave to the voice, hoping she wasn't too far off the mark. That would be akward to wave to the wrong person.

She turned her head towards the door as soon as she heard it open, searching Wraith's mind to look at the scene. Another male was shoved roughly into the room, the male stumbling as he did so.

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Ivan & Isaac

"Legion


Ivan had been in the room alone, well not alone necessarily, but with nobody other than himself for barely a minute before others started shuffling in. One by one the occupants of this starched and oddly open room increased. First came a girl that Ivan had immediately recognized. The Wraith, as so many of the guards had called her, and they did discuss her with a fervor. She had gained her notoriety as an executioner, and a menace to her own kind. The guards only trusted her with that mask on, and not a single of the other inmates bore her any sympathy. Both of his minds processed her presence rapidly, coming to the same conclusion. They never needed both Ivan and "Isaac", but possibly they were going to do something about that now.

Ivan, the original Ivan, pulled out two cigarettes and a lighter from the pouch at his waist line. He lit them both and handed one to "Isaac", telling him, "This might be the last one we ever share."

They had both worked so hard, been so pleasant to get cigarette privileges. Now they both feared it would be their last. The anxiety was not even fully in effect when another entered, another girl. She appeared to be in some sort of near catatonic state. Hardly having processed this new comer, a third arrived, this one a young girl who seemed almost impossibly sweet. Ivan figured that they probably wouldn't be killed just yet, not with the number odds still in their favor. The girl sat next to the real Ivan, taking up almost no space on the bench. And in a voice that just about gave the boys diabetes to hear, she introduced herself.

Ivan smiled in time with "Isaac", something that either horrified or comforted people. And with his thumb crooked towards his clone, and cigarette clenched between his teeth he cheerily replied, "Well hello there Kitten, I'm Ivan, and this ugly dude is Isaac."

'Isaac' guffawed, part of a routine they had come up with so long ago, the antiquated joke was still a good one. He lied as best as he could, hooking his thumb to Ivan, "Don't be afraid of him, mom always said he was the dumb one, so jokes like that are pretty common with this idiot."

Within a few more moments a young man entered the room. He didn't speak a word, looking both stoic and quite dashing in his nicely fitted suit. A handsome man had indeed appeared, and for a moment Ivan revelled in all this company. Then reality set back in, he was a prisoner still, so were they. Each of them had been classified as sub-human, and were being kept here with no access to any of the rights guaranteed to free people. They were nothing more than intelligent lab rats, and this was quickly made painfully obvious. Unceremoniously, yet another young man was tossed in with them.

Though he was clearly wounded, it seemed his unique mutation had already taken effect. Ivan watched as the young man's injury rapidly began to heal itself shut. The boy mumbled something under his breath, but was too far away to be fully understood. Ivan only realized that they had been joined yet again when this other stranger asked the injured boy about his condition. Seeing through "Isaac's" eyes in order to avoid being obvious himself, Ivan observed this unfamiliar character. Though initially seeing a woman, Ivan quickly assessed that it was indeed a rather feminine man, possibly even more feminine than himself. Though for yet another time his attention was drawn to a stranger.

The poor girl walked in in what Ivan, now looking with his eyes, perceived to be almost too cautious of a manner. She was either blind, nearly blind, or very unstable on her feet. Then he felt it, just for a second, but a second was all it took. There was, for a brief moment something else present in his mind. While currently allocated to only two hosts and streams of consciousness, Ivan was certain that for just a moment, a third had entered into the vast network of his hive mind. Ivan exchanged a glance with his clone, confirming that "Isaac" had felt it as well. The two minds worked as one, and quickly were quite certain whatever was present in that moment had come from the blind girl.

To remember a thought for future reference all Ivan ever had to do was say it, write it or hear it once. So under his breath 'Isaac' commanded, "File that odd disturbance and the blind girl, under shit to look into later."

In unison, both Ivan and his clone pulled onto their cigarettes one last time before throwing them to the ground, and smothering the butts beneath their shoes. No sooner had they done that, than the once silent Wraith began to cause quite a commotion. Ivan was unable to discern the cause, but she seemed to be looking at the almost healed man lying on the ground. Trying to perceive once more through his own eyes, both sets turned to her. All at once the anxiety returned as her mask was removed. Gossip was never too specific about the prolific Wraith, only saying she was a mutant killer, but it was also commonly said that she killed you by stealing your breath. Even though she now took a sitting position, both boys worried. Stealing a person's breath, they were to assume, would be considerably easier for her now that she was sans-mask.

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Reyna smiled at the two brightly dressed boys. Ivan and Isaac, there was something uncanny about the two; how they moved in sync and whispered to each other. For a moment the brunette wondered if the two were real or simply incantations of another being's will. Either way Reyna decided she was bound to enjoy the company of the flamboyant twins. "Hello," she giggled and wondered how they had gotten cigarettes. Another came in, this time a boy who was immediately pushed to the ground and stabbed. The pleasant smile that had made its way onto her face quickly crossed to an expression of horror and Reyna watched from her spot on the bench as the figure on the ground moaned "Are you alright?" She whispered, her hands clenching into fists; she wondered if it would hurt if she redirected his blood route away from the wound.

In the blink of an eye he was fine and mumbling a number; perhaps how long it had taken him to heal? Quietly, Reyna turned away and tried to bite back the feeling of panic that had been rising in her chest. What ward did they come from? Were they all of the same category and classification? Others trickled into the space, one dressed in an impeccable suit with long black hair and glasses that sparkled in the light. The man took a seat beside her and instantly Reyna's posture straightened, her nerves a bit on edge now.

Another male, this one with beautiful straight blonde hair that could have been natural or bleached crossed into the territory and knelt next to the one with the phoenix tattoo. Then a female with some sort of helmet that waved in her general direction. With startling clarity, Reyna realized that the female was blind. Her eyes widened with wonder and curiosity, how did she get around? Did the guards treat her like everyone else or were they extra attentive considering her condition? Reyna highly doubted it, they weren't careful with anyone, not even the smallest of children. "So were you also assigned to special training?" She asked the bombastic Ivan.

The sound of hysteria touched her sensitive ears and she turned towards the Wraith, Ember, who seemed to be having a fit of trepidation. Guards came rushing in to remove her mask and Reyna stood, hesitant at first, but slowly making her away over and taking Ember's hands in her own. The older girl's fingers were long and skinny, but they were all pretty bony considering the inadequacy of food. "Hey, it's okay." Reyna whispered, she wasn't scared of Ember like the others, they were neighbors and neighbors had to stick together right? "Whatever happened it's over now."

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"Yeah...I am sort of fine. The wound heals, not the pain....owww. The guards sometimes like to do that, and worse, for fun..." he mentioned, managing to get up. Some of the guards smirked when they looked at him. Clearly, some of them had some very sick and twisted fantasies about hurting people. And thanks to Iziah's healing power, they could.

He kept that number in his head. Three minutes twenty two seconds. That was the window he had. Iziah had closely studied every inch, every crack of this place while he was here. Including the security office. He could teleport there, and bring everyone with him, if he wanted to. He had caught a glimps at one of the guards watches. He had memorized the guard rotations, running speeds when they dealt with an emergency. It had taken him a VERY long time to do this, as he didn't have a perfect memory, but eventually he had it figured out.

The main security office was unguarded for three minutes and twenty two seconds when they brought people for "Special training". This is because they pulled the extra guards normally there to be around all the mutants in one place. The last shift would be going to lunch soon, and if he teleported into that office, which he had examined the dimensions of the outside intensely so he could, he could quickly disable the alarms. Taht gave him the rest of the time to enact a distraction, and get away. The scientists didn't know he could teleport beyond visual range. That gave him an advantage.

Iziah had been patiently planning this out for months. He could be very tenacious, and very patient when he needed to. But the time for patience was nearly over. He was going to mastermind an escape soon. A great escape.

However, something had momentairily caught his eye. Ember, or who he knew as Wraith, had reacted. Had she seen his tattoo? Did she know waht it meant? He was curious, but he also knew what she might be thinking right now, so he walked over to her. "If I am right, and you are thinking what I think you are, no he isn't here" he told her quietly. He was very perceptive thanks to his enhanced senses.

Suddenly, a scientist came in. It was a very important scientist, and a dozen armed soldiers, including those that would be manning the security office, came in. And the first thing the guard did was shoot Iziah in the chest, causing him to go down and spasm a little as he began regenerating. THe worst part though might have been his screams. His screams echoed throughout the room.

(THere, post edited. YOu people have no taste for good writing!!! D: Just joking (mostly), but seriously (Wait I am supposed to be serious), nothing good will come from this...I shall hunt you all down!)

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Hector never was one to observe others closely. He believed that, if they wanted something revealed, they would communicate it. It wasn't that Hector was bad at reading people. In fact, he was probably better than most. But, seeing all these people come in, and how they interacted with each other let Hector know quite a bit. Hector expressionless, the only part of his face moving being his eyes.

The twins seemed amiable enough. However, there was a level of interaction between the two. It might have been incorrect, but Hector believed that they could read each other's mind. Or, maybe they were simply twins who were very aware of each other. Joseph Mengele had experimented with twins to see how one reacted when the other was in pain. Maybe that happened between these two. Maybe not.

The young male, Hector realized, was wounded, and healing. He seemed to be able to regenerate. Why else would a guard stab him, if it wouldn't cause lasting damage. The number he mumbled, Hector kept it in mind. He had a feeling it would be somewhat important, later. At least, to a varying degree.

The man who Hector thought was a woman seemed very normal, in all ways, but Hector saw that person's eyes, as he blinked. His eyes changed colours with every blink. It seemed a bit ridiculous, as far as a mutant's eyes went, but, he expected to be surprised while he was here. Hector took note of what the blonde male said to the young male. And that was when Hector found the disturbance radiating from the young male's back. The heat it was giving off was able to be felt by Hector's powers. He could tell that the young male would be something to keep an eye on.

The young female who was beside him, caused Hector to lose his sense of seriousness, at least in his own thoughts. For a moment. When he had sat down near her, she had become tense. She was very much like a cat. Her nickname didn't help with that. Hector returned to his serious thought process.

There was another thing that caused the electrons in his brain to tingle. Hector knew how complicated a brain could be, especially on the atomic level. But, he could feel a very minute, very faint, even for his advanced senses, disturbance on his brain. Hector tensed up too, slightly, prepared for the worst. Someone might be scanning his brain, but he doubted it was with conventional technology. He could tell from what direction the scanner was aimed at him. Rather, he saw it, and calmed down. It was a woman in a mask, or helmet, and as she came in, Hector noted that she was probably blind. Given that he felt the disturbance when she came in, and that, in the past, he could feel brain scanners working on him, and could always pinpoint where the scanner was, until now, he decided to guess that she was the source of the scan. The wave she gave, however, dispelled any thoughts he had that she was malevolent. Since she seemed to be able to scan minds, she probably did not have any trouble getting around. Hopefully. Hector was sure there were counter-measures implemented for that.

Hector would keep an open eye on her, and everyone else, for hints of malevolence. But, more likely than not, none of these people were malevolent. They were probably just scared, or apprehensive. Or in despair. But, probably not malevolent.

The commotion coming from the female mutant wearing the mask made Hector alert. He had seen her eyes, earlier. He had seen the look on someone's face when they were dead, in the inside. Their soul unable to ask for help, as it was swallowed by the darkness that infected them, that spread like a flood to their very expression. Now, he had seen how she seemed to panic, and how the guards removed her mask. Hector prepared to stand up, and de-fibrillate her, if it was her heart that was running haywire. But, her statements that she was fine let Hector relax. He saw what seemed to be apprehensive looks from the others at her. Whatever people said, calling her the Wraith, he would have to watch for her. But, with the look in her eye, he believed that she would likely not do anything harmful that was purely of her own volition. She was a potential ally, then. He'd still have to keep an eye on her. He had in the past, too, looking through security cameras, and listening through microphones. He had only ever had enough time to do so when walking in the hallway, but from what he did see, she was called the Wraith, and he knew why.

And finally, the girl who seemed to have her head on Mars, far away from anybody being able to keep an eye on her. She was probably drugged. Since the facility was airtight in it's security, it was probably for a reason. Hector realized that he had read some of the containment protocols for her, before. He had read, directly from the wireless network of this place, of a few mutants that had to be continuously drugged, lest they cause havoc. This must be one of them.

What the little girl had said to one of the twins, about special training, caused Hector to remember the special training, and what they had in store for them.

However, a scientist and several guards entered. They were checking the young male, and his regeneration rate. When he heard about what they would do to his heart, Hector thought about it for a moment. It might seem cruel, but Hector thought it was a good idea, to give hearts to people who needed them. At least, if the young male would be sedated, and the process not be too uncomfortable. That was when he caught the suggestion to hold hands. Hector did so, grabbing the hands of the two mutants nearest to him. Most mutants had a sense of kinship. Hector didn't feel it, any more than he did with any other person, human or mutant, but he decided it was the wise thing to do. It happened quickly. The scientist's arm cut off, teleporting to the control room.

Hector would finally have freedom. He had not come to believe it was worth trying, until a clear opportunity came. But, it seemed that the opportunity came. But, then came the problem he heard. Every mutant here was released. ALL of them. Hector knew how horrible some of the worse ones were, and he made it his goal, not only to escape, but to try and prevent any truly dangerous mutant from reaching society. Even if he had to kill them.

Hector decided to help, but first, he had to see what the others thought.

Hector took his glasses off, folded them, and put them in his pocket. The glow in his eyes faded until his eyes returned to their dark-grey hue. It's showtime.

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Azuma let out a grin as he felt the familiar awareness of his consciousness returning to his body. Picking up a book that had been idly sitting on his pillow, he briskly walked through the now open cell door. His "special training" wasn't meant to be for another while, so he had been occupying his time by using his Astral Projection ability to see what the others were doing. That wasn't really an uncommon thing for him to do, but today was interesting. He had been following the movements of other captives up to the point where one of them, Iziah Clark, had teleported the mutants in the training room to somewhere else. As soon as they had disappeared, his second ability kicked in, Precognition. He saw the cell doors opening a good 5 seconds before they actually did. It didn't take a genius to figure out what happened.

Thanks to his constant use of his projection ability, he was pretty well educated with the layout of the prison. Of course, he never found any possible ways out before, but today was different. He walked past other mutants, all heading off in seemingly random directions, as he headed over to the location of the party, the security office. Of course, the guards had to have been headed to the exact same location. Although he would love to help the others escape, he couldn't help but take a bet on who would make it out of this alive and who wouldn't. The Druggie, both literally and in name, was probably one to die. The teleporter, Iziah might have a chance. The little girl probably has odds against her. The Wraith... she probably had the best chance out of everyone, but...

His internal thoughts were interrupted by a guard screaming at him. "Get down mutant!" The guard yelled, pointing the gun at Azuma. With nothing but a smirk, he charged the guard. Thanks to his precognitive ability, Azuma was able to sidestep the incoming bullets flying at him and land a sharp uppercut to the guard's chin, knocking him out. He took the guard's gun and threw it at the wall, damaging the barrel. Dragging the body off to a dark corner, he swapped his clothes with the ones the guard was wearing. "Be happy you came across me..." He muttered as he continued over to the security office. "Unlike other mutants here, I don't plan on being a murderer."

He arrived at the security office to find, as he expected, guards slowly beginning to surround the entrances. Of course, he did absolutely nothing to them. He wanted to see if these other mutants were worth his effort. If they managed to somehow beat the odds, he would see what he could do for them. If they couldn't, he'd sneak back to his cell and pretend he never left. He leaned against the wall and activated his astral projection. He peeked inside the room to figure out what they planned to do and he would decide what he was going to do based on that.



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(Since we're all going back, let me repost my post from earlier, with a few edits.)

Hector never was one to observe others closely. He believed that, if they wanted something revealed, they would communicate it. It wasn't that Hector was bad at reading people. In fact, he was probably better than most. But, seeing all these people come in, and how they interacted with each other let Hector know quite a bit. Hector expressionless, the only part of his face moving being his eyes.

The twins seemed amiable enough. However, there was a level of interaction between the two. It might have been incorrect, but Hector believed that they could read each other's mind. Or, maybe they were simply twins who were very aware of each other. Joseph Mengele had experimented with twins to see how one reacted when the other was in pain. Maybe that happened between these two. Maybe not.

The young male, Hector realized, was wounded, and healing. He seemed to be able to regenerate. Why else would a guard stab him, if it wouldn't cause lasting damage. The number he mumbled, Hector kept it in mind. He had a feeling it would be somewhat important, later. At least, to a varying degree.

The man who Hector thought was a woman seemed very normal, in all ways, but Hector saw that person's eyes, as he blinked. His eyes changed colours with every blink. It seemed a bit ridiculous, as far as a mutant's eyes went, but, he expected to be surprised while he was here. Hector took note of what the blonde male said to the young male. And that was when Hector found the disturbance radiating from the young male's back. The heat it was giving off was able to be felt by Hector's powers. He could tell that the young male would be something to keep an eye on.

The young female who was beside him, caused Hector to lose his sense of seriousness, at least in his own thoughts. For a moment. When he had sat down near her, she had become tense. She was very much like a cat. Her nickname didn't help with that. Hector returned to his serious thought process.

There was another thing that caused the electrons in his brain to tingle. Hector knew how complicated a brain could be, especially on the atomic level. But, he could feel a very minute, very faint, even for his advanced senses, disturbance on his brain. Hector tensed up too, slightly, prepared for the worst. Someone might be scanning his brain, but he doubted it was with conventional technology. He could tell from what direction the scanner was aimed at him. Rather, he saw it, and calmed down. It was a woman in a mask, or helmet, and as she came in, Hector noted that she was probably blind. Given that he felt the disturbance when she came in, and that, in the past, he could feel brain scanners working on him, and could always pinpoint where the scanner was, until now, he decided to guess that she was the source of the scan. The wave she gave, however, dispelled any thoughts he had that she was malevolent. Since she seemed to be able to scan minds, she probably did not have any trouble getting around. Hopefully. Hector was sure there were counter-measures implemented for that.

Hector would keep an open eye on her, and everyone else, for hints of malevolence. But, more likely than not, none of these people were malevolent. They were probably just scared, or apprehensive. Or in despair. But, probably not malevolent.

The commotion coming from the female mutant wearing the mask made Hector alert. He had seen her eyes, earlier. He had seen the look on someone's face when they were dead, in the inside. Their soul unable to ask for help, as it was swallowed by the darkness that infected them, that spread like a flood to their very expression. Now, he had seen how she seemed to panic, and how the guards removed her mask. Hector prepared to stand up, and de-fibrillate her, if it was her heart that was running haywire. But, her statements that she was fine let Hector relax. He saw what seemed to be apprehensive looks from the others at her. Whatever people said, calling her the Wraith, he would have to watch for her. But, with the look in her eye, he believed that she would likely not do anything harmful that was purely of her own volition. She was a potential ally, then. He'd still have to keep an eye on her. He had in the past, too, looking through security cameras, and listening through microphones. He had only ever had enough time to do so when walking in the hallway, but from what he did see, she was called the Wraith, and he knew why.

And finally, the girl who seemed to have her head on Mars, far away from anybody being able to keep an eye on her. She was probably drugged. Since the facility was airtight in it's security, it was probably for a reason. Hector realized that he had read some of the containment protocols for her, before. He had read, directly from the wireless network of this place, of a few mutants that had to be continuously drugged, lest they cause havoc. This must be one of them.

What the little girl had said to one of the twins, about special training, caused Hector to remember the special training, and what they had in store for them. Hector looked at the Wraith. She was used by the guards to do their bidding. Maybe she knew more about the special training. Hector approached her, and asked, in his calm, even voice.

"Do you know what the special training is?"

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Normally, a person would be pleased with receiving living quarters, food, water and a roof over their head at no cost. However, this wasn't a normal situation. This place wasn't some sanctuary, some commonplace for the lucky. It's a hospital for the broken. Rather, hospital where people become broken would be more apt of a description. That being said, Azuma considered himself one of the lucky ones. Well, as lucky as one could be given the current circumstances. Most of the others were required to endure unimaginable amounts of pain, poking and prodding of needles and knives. He never spoke much to the others, but he knew this much. How did he know this? One of his two abilities is known as Astral Projection, an extrasensory perception ability. Thanks to that ability, he was able to move his consciousness through areas of the base during the times he was locked in his cell. It was at those times he was able to see the happenings of others. Originally, he used it as a means of searching for an escape, he still does, but the security is tight and it would be difficult. In the end he used it as a means of passing time.

That was exactly what he was doing now. His turn at the experimentation wasn't until a while longer, so he killed some time. While his physical body was lying down on a sorry excuse for a bed, his mind was wondering the halls, occasionally peeking through the doors, literally through them, and watching what went down. From fire, to ice, to needles, to blades, he's seen much of what the facility had to offer. But still no way of making an escape.

After a bit more exploring the familiar areas, he returned to his physical body. Nothing new as usual, so he went back to his usual routine. Propping open a book, which he had to persistently ask for, and placing it face-up on the ground, getting down on his hands, face in front of the book, he began to do push-ups while he read. While he wasn't the best when it came to physical combat, Azuma believed that having a physically fit body was important, especially if he wanted to escape this hellhole. As such, he trained himself. While he was doing his push-ups, his eyes flashed a deep crimson. Of course, they always did that every few seconds or so. It was his second ability, a passive one, precognition. This ability allowed him to see 5-10 seconds into the future and is always active. Thanks to his ability, he saw the guards coming several seconds before they really would. With a sigh, he picked up his book and moved over to the wall opposite the opening glass and leaned against it, crossing his arms.

As if on cue, the glass had slid open to allow a pair of guards step in. "Oi, Esper. It's time." One of the guards said, obviously displeased with his job. Azuma glared at the guard, but just scoffed. He repeatedly told the guards to refer to him as Zero, but they always laughed at it. Instead of the requested name, they constantly referred to him as Esper as his mutations were both related to ESP. His eyebrows furrowed as his eyes shifted from red to blue once again. This time he saw them in the halls, taking a different route than usual. "There's a change of plans today?" He asked, slightly grinning. "I don't suppose it's for a party to celebrate my release back into the world, is it?" The other guard snorted. "Funny, but no. There's something different going on today. You'll be doing different stuff than usual. Now let's go." The guard replied, obviously not wanting to continue the conversation. With a sigh, Azuma followed the guards out. A change is something that doesn't happen often here. At least, not that he's seen. It could be a new implement of torture for him, or perhaps they were going to kill him. Though, if those were happening, he'd know.

After a few minutes of walking, he entered another room. Upon entering the room, he made a note that there was already a number of others gathered here, most likely other captives. "The hell is this?" Azuma asked the guard with a scoff. "You brought me here for a social gathering? Christ." Despite his protests, the guard pushed him into the room. "Shut it, Esper. Maybe you'll learn to be a people person here."

"How many times do I gotta tell you, my name's not Esper?!" He yelled back at the guard, "It's Zero, dammit! And if you want me to be a people person, let me out of hear, not stick me with other mutants!" Though he already knew that it would simply hit the door as the guards walked out, he threw his book in their direction out of frustration. With an annoyed sigh he retrieved his book and leaned against the wall farthest from anyone else. He glanced at each person in the room. Some of them he recognized from his projections. The little girl, the addict, the Wraith. After a bit of sizing up the others, he scrunched his face before opening his book and proceeding to read. It's not that he particularly dislikes people, he just didn't know whether or not to trust them. Some more than others.

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Two miscolored eyes blinked, Druggie stared intently at a wall trying to make sense of it, where did it come from? Did it have hopes and dreams like she did? Where were its parents? Druggie leaned forward on the bench contemplating the important questions in life, the bench she was sitting on was clear and made of some kind of hard plastic, there were two of them in the room each running a few yards long there were also two doors in the room one leading to a small control room where a group of scientists would study their subjects, the other lead to the rest of the facility. Three guards were posted at each door in the case of something going wrong, but Druggie wasn't aware of any of this the only thing she was concerned with was whether or not the wall was going to settle down and have kids.

Painfully slowly she sat up on the bench eyes wide as if she had just came to the realization of something, though this was far from true. When she came to a full upright position she stopped sitting straight up for several moments before yelling out quite loudly, "HELLO KITTY!" before slumping sideways on the bench wrapping her arms around the nearest warm body which happened to be a certain blind mutant. Druggie didn't understand what was going on elsewhere in the room some sort of commotion that she couldn't see only heard it mostly, she longed to be back in the solitude of her cell not liking how not silent everything was being. She lay horizontally on the bench hugging the waist of who ever it was that got in the way of her arms and kind of liking the softness, it wasn't anything like her simple grey frock which itched in the corners and hems. She opened her eyes looking at the wall, Wallace made a face at her, she made a face back, all was not right with the world.

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The blind female continued to utilize the one called 'Wraith' as her 'eyes' into the world around her. For now, she simply listened and watched her fellow mutants. As the colorful pair began to talk, the corners of her lip twitched slightly upwards, amused in spite of the situation. It was nice to able to joke around like such, and she tried to not think about what circumstances must have torn them from their home.

The semblance of calm and relative peace was rudely interrupted as the strange male was tossed in and attacked. She cringed as the male was stabbed before their eyes, feeling compelled to at least try to ease his apparent suffering when a strange fear began to overwhelm the mind she was inhabiting. A falcon, a sense of pure terror, and the woman's frantic thoughts of disbelief all flooded her mind with such force that the blind girl recoiled and retreated back into her darkness with a soft gasp. She had seen something private, something personal. A bubble of guilt nagged her for seeing it, even unintentionally. Guards came and tended to the panicked 'Wraith', one of the responders among Juniper's helmeted jailors, protected from her penetration from a shield of lead.

Juniper took a few deep breaths, hearing the 'Kitten's voice ask gently if the 'Wraith' was ok, even as the female in question declared she was. Of course, Juniper figured she was physically ok, but not entirely back to normal in her mind. That kind of fear would linger after such an episode.

Turning to face the direction of 'Wraith's voice, the telepath remained silent a moment more, allowing the injured male to speak before daring to attempt communication. Closing her unseeing eyes, Juniper slowly and tentatively focused back on the minds in the room, locating 'Wraith's within seconds. She kept her lips shut, but after some focus, she managed to bridge the gap and 'speak' to the fellow mutant.

~I'm sorry...I did not mean to see.~ she whispered inside her host's mind before taking her leave, knowing it would be rude to linger, especially after making the woman more vulnerable than she already was. The instant she left, blackness met her again, swallowing her whole. It was an empty, almost maddening feeling. She longed to peek into another mind, to use someone else as her eyes. But what if she saw something she shouldn't again?

Her musings were interrupted as a loud voice she couldn't place resounded from beside her, causing Juniper to jump in her seat. A soft yelp of surprise and uncertainty met the sudden feel of arms wrapping around her torso. The young woman looked helplessly and blindly down at whoever decided to hold her and utilize her body as a pillow, blank eyes hiding her questions. Juniper scanned the room once more, this time landing in the suited gentleman's mind before deciding to take a look at who was holding her waist. She saw a short-haired brunette with an almost distant look in her differently colored eyes staring intently at the wall. Her sudden companion seemed more focused on the wall than in the blind woman, elicting a certain curiosity.

Leaving the gentleman's mind, her vision went into the young woman whose warmth she felt in the arms. Tentatively, Juniper looked into the outermost thoughts of her host, surprised to find the wall itself was an entity to her companion. Wait, the wall made a face? Juniper had to pause for a second, realizing with a stab of pity that her host was hallucinating. Should she tell her?

"Don't worry...the wall is fine." Juniper murmured.

She glanced up before she could hear her host comment (if she even would), when yet another stranger entered the room. A considerable amount of yelling accompanied the action, causing the blind woman to wince. The mutant 'Esper' insisted on being called 'Zero', though Juniper could not figure out why such a name would be his choice.

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The final arrival, a young boy was shoved into the room. His face would become handsome with age, something Ivan was completely assured of. Regardless of who would grow to be beautiful, or who already was, there was now a total of ten mutants in the room. Though by any other than Ivan's count, it would have been eleven. An uneven number, and something that seemed to be a bit out of the usual, at least regarding the facility standard. They had only ever taken Ivan and 'Isaac' before, and typically they would only even take one of them at a time. There was something unseemly about all of these mutants gathered together, ten in total, all placed into one room.

The fragments of thoughts came to Ivan in one straightforward stream, 'Eleven mutants... One room... Odd number... The Wraith... Special Training...'

Ivan's eyes opened to a near impossible level of width. His true body's head turned his shocked eyes once more onto the Wraith. Now calmed a bit more, the girl only currently resembled some horrifying specter of death. While Ivan remained still, as he was assured to survive this ordeal, his first clone began to tremble. 'Isaac' shook with extreme intensity, knowing that he would soon be gone. Though the clone and Ivan shared a collective knowledge, his mentality was slightly different, his personality tied to yet separate from the original. Ivan had always known, each clone he ever created was just as alive and real as himself, especially his first clone 'Isaac'.

Then, as if on some sort of cue from a power greater and more terrifying than Ivan thought bore any consideration, the door opened. One singular scientist entered the room, accompanied by two guards dressed in the attire Ivan had become accustomed to. Their uniforms bore two distinct differences however, each of them wore the same helmet as the guards who had deposited the blind girl, and their uniforms were tinted a shade darker. The scientist in question was a short man, nearly the same width as height. Wisps of gray hair sprouted around the man's head like a crown circling the bald dome of his scalp. In addition the man's nose was of such large and round shape, the extreme bulbous nature looked rather like a cartoon. Something that certainly would have been amusing, had the man's footsteps not been the equivalent of funeral bells freely ringing with each foot fall.

Once in the center of the room, the scientist grasped both sides of his lab coat and pulled forward, in some vain attempt to hide his bulk within his jacket. Clearing his throat to call attention, the man addressed his gathered test subjects, "Hello mutants, as I'm sure your handlers informed you on your way here, you have been brought here for special training. I am Professor Killigira, and I shall be one of your instructors, and one of several who will now be conducting specialized experiments on each of you. However, we have a superfluous member among us. Isaac Morningstar, please come join me up here."

Ivan stared hesitantly at his clone, his 'brother' for all intents and purposes, who now for the first time was keeping his thoughts to himself. It took quite a bit of effort for 'Isaac' to shield his thoughts from the collective hive-mind, but he didn't want Ivan to suffer through this as well. Though nearly imperceptible, each clone's personality deviated slightly from Ivan's original. Since he was first split off of Ivan, 'Isaac' had always been a little braver, a little more concerned with Ivan's wellness than his own. And so it was through much force of will that 'Isaac', attempting to protect Ivan from harm and pain, dulled and stifled his connection to their shared consciousness.

The brightly colored man said nothing, and stood up from the bench next to Ivan. He walked slowly, not cheerily greeting the executioner as one might have imagined the rather jovial youth might have. Plodding forward one step at a time, 'Isaac' reached the scientist and guards. Turning around, he faced his peers, several of them were still nameless to him, and he supposed now that they always would be. He looked at each of them trying to make eye contact, hoping they would see his fear, hoping they would know to take care of Ivan for him. And at the last, he smiled at Reyna, the little girl had become a new friend to him in his final moments, and he wished her well.

It was all Ivan could do to look at his clone, to try to make eye contact. But his clone's gaze skipped right over him, and now he was completely cut off from his thoughts as well. Unable to speak a word, Ivan began to think of this reality as just being some creative form of hell. Then the squat scientist spoke once more, "And now, Wraith, if you could be a dear and join us up here, we can expidiate this process immensely."

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Reyna had been minding her own business since returning to her seat, the rough bench was hard beneath her although it was a good reminder to not get too comfortable with this group, she never knew when they might ask her to kill one. The female fiddled with the bandage on her hand as another boy was thrown into the space, this one a blonde that bantered rudely with the guards that had tossed him into the pile. It was understandable, no one likes to be pushed around.

Reyna looked up in the corners of the room, four cameras up there, one under each bench, and one right over the door. They were being very careful of course, a group of powerful mutants banding together could easily overpower a couple hundred security officers. So why didn't they? Reyna opened her mouth to suggest something of the variety, knowing that the audio on the cameras was almost never on. Who wanted to listen to a bunch of mortals on the verge of insanity twenty four hours a day?

Suddenly the door slid open, a plump older man with graying hair and a colorful sweater vest covered with a starch white lab coat entered the game.

"Hello mutants, as I'm sure your handlers informed you on your way here, you have been brought here for special training. I am Professor Killigira, and I shall be one of your instructors, and one of several who will now be conducting specialized experiments on each of you. However, we have a superfluous member among us. Isaac Morningstar, please come join me up here." Her heart sank, no, plummeted is more like it. She had taken a liking to the exuberant pair and for them to be split up, even if they were carbon copies, was wrong.

"Why?" Her voice came out as a whisper, Reyna balled her hands into fists, her nails digging into the sole of her palms. "Who cares if they're the same? Two is better than one right?" Her words were quite, however Reyna would not let them get away with this injustice, killing off someone's brother simply because he bore the same ability was not fair. How could you just let one live? How do you even decide something so cruel?

Reyna bit her lip, she had to stop them. Enough killing! Her blue eyes turned a dangerous yellow, the mutant reached out towards the blood in the room and seized the Wraith's body as well as the Professor's. "And now, Wraith, if you could be a dear and join us up here, we can expidiate this process immensely." She squeezed just slightly, she didn't want to hurt them, but she couldn't allow either to move.

"I'm afraid I can't let you do that." Reyna said a bit louder then her previous sentences, her adorable smile dancing on her cherry red lips.

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Hector eyed the blonde mutant thrown into the room for a short moment. The fact that he was mundanely arguing with the guards reminded Hector that not everyone had been broken.

When the fat scientist had come in, Hector began to tense up. Whatever the special training was, it seemed like it was beginning. Hector glared at the man, wondering if he was the one Hector had threatened before. Hector looked at him, his outfit, his fat, and the look in his eye. Hector could saw what he believed to be a sadist. Not a human who was scared of mutants because of genuine danger, and treated them badly as a manifestation of fear, but a genuine sadist. A man who is a wolf to his fellow man, mutant or not.

A genuine monster.

Hector watched as he brought one of the brightly-colored mutants to the front of the room. Hector observed what was about to happen. This was something that would give him a crucial clue as to the nature of the special training.

When the scientist called the Wraith behind Hector to come up and speed up what they were doing, Hector grabbed his glasses, slowly. No sooner than he laid a hand on his glasses did one of the elite guards point his assault rifle at Hector. Hector lowered his hand. He knew something was about to happen.

Not everyone was completely broken, yet.

It was when the young female, Reyna, had spoken up that Hector saw the change in stance of the scientist. It was subtle, but he could see that he was restrained against his will. Hector spoke up, his voice full of urgency as guards began to raise their guns at the whole group. If someone had tried to fight the guards in this room, Hector saw a low chance of survival for everyone. And the scientists would probably find another way to kill the colorful mutant.

"Wait! You'll get yourself killed!"

Hector neglected to say that everyone the other mutants would possibly be killed as well. It was cold of Hector, but he wanted for as many people as possible to live. And this was a hard decision to make for a circumstance that was horrific. Ultimately, he would have to see what the group of mutants would do.

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Of course, Azuma really had little care for the other mutants. He was preoccupied with reading his book when the doors opened once more. He glanced up from his book to see a rather plump and old male, a scientist no doubt. His little guess had been proved to be correct when the scientist had explained the situation. However, the moment that other male had been called up, Azuma knew something was wrong. He didn't need his precognitive ability to know that something was wrong, it was more of a gut feeling. At that point, Azuma's eyes flashed a quick crimson before returning to their normal shade of blue. The smaller girl, Reyna, used her ability over blood to bind the Wraith and the scientist. As his eyes flashed again, he glimpsed a few seconds in the future if things continued as they were. Granted, with armed guards in the room, anyone could see what would happen next.

However, Azuma had no intention of dying just yet.
"Wait! You'll get yourself killed!" As soon as he heard those words, Azuma sprung forward, letting his book drop to the ground. He had a few seconds more than anyone else to react thanks to his ability, but that doesn't mean his thought process was on the same track. He did the first thing that came to mind, which was seize the smaller girl. Quickly moving in between her and the scientist, he lifted the girl from under her arms, bringing her up so that they were face to face. "Release them." He growled quietly, glaring into her eyes. "I don't know how strong you think you are, but the odds are not in your favor. Continue and all of our lives are forfeit, not just yours." Not once did he ever stop glaring into the eyes of the smaller girl. "Now let them go or I'll end you before they have the chance to. Understand?" He slightly tightened his grip on the girl, still holding her in the air. He refused to let her go until he got the response he wanted.


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"You coward, they're just going to take another life but the only one you care about is yours." She hissed and kicked him hard between the legs, sending them both to the floor. Reyna wasn't that much smaller than him and she imagined that holding her up had been nothing to sneeze at, that being said she could pop him like a balloon before he so much as blinked. "Fine I'll release them but Isaac's death is on you." Reyna let go of her hold on the Wraith and the Professor and got up from the ground, but as soon as she was standing one of the guards hit her over the head with the butt of his gun.

He moved to kick her in the stomach and got one shot in before his whole body froze, unable to move. Slowly the female got up once more and went to sit down on the bench farthest from them all. They were all so selfish, allowing a fellow mutant to perish simply because he was extra. Mutants had to stick together and if they were all just going to go their own ways and allow others to die then there was no way she would get close to them; they would never be allies. Reyna's eyes stayed yellow, the guard was still frozen in place. She clenched her fists and he dropped to the ground, his head hitting the tile with a sickening thwack! There, now they were even. An eye for an eye, a head wound for a head wound. She closed her eyes and sighed and when she opened them once more, they had returned to their normal blue color. The guard on the ground remained still, he had hit his head pretty hard after all, she wouldn't be surprise if he was dead. Gingerly Reyna touched the spot on her head where the pain was stemming from and winced, there was blood in her hair again and she had just washed it!

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A small hand grasped Ember's and her whole body went rigid. Dimly she registered her reaction as shock- physical touch was only ever associated with abuse. This feeling was strange and uncomfortable and instinctively she drew her hand away. Reyna's blue eyes gazed up at her and for a moment the touch was forgotten as her sweet voice pierced Ember's shock.

"Hey it's okay, whatever happened it's over now."

A sweet gesture Ember was sure, but here the words were fairly meaningless to her. People in general were pretty meaningless. She was thankful the girl had returned to her seat, saved Ember from having to respond.

Suddenly there was a voice in her head.

~I'm sorry…I didn't mean to see~

Ember felt her own panic and rage return, the two conflicting emotions unable to show themselves through her normally responsive irises. How dare someone enter her mind? That was one thing that was her own, and she was furious to have her only sanctuary invaded. Immediately there was terror as well- how much had they seen? Could they control her? Glancing around discretely, Ember tried to pinpoint who may have intruded without success. Nonetheless she vowed that if she found out who it was she would do anything necessary to ensure this never happened again.

After this many of the mutants came in, each causing their own little disturbances, Ember made a point to ignore it all. No particulars. She'd stick to her rule of ignoring specific details of people, made it easier to get rid of them.

One of them had asked her a question about the training but again, the many entrances made an easy excuse to ignore it.

At first she was surprised that no one had forced her mask back on her again, but then one of the head scientists came in. At his announcement it all became pretty clear. Isaac Morningstar- just another victim to add to the list, though by now Ember has long since lost count.

At the scientists condescending use of pet words, her eyes burned red. Nonetheless she began to move forward, that was until Reyna stopped her. When she realised she couldn't move Ember began to panic a bit, her eyes lightening to grey. She had only a few things left that she had control of in her life- her mind and her actions…well to some extent anyway.

The short-lived chaos was a surprise. It appeared not everyone was as naïve as Reyna. So the man that had questioned her obviously was aware of that this was necessary and apparently the hot-headed Zero did too from his quick, albeit dramatic reaction. Ember would have scowled if she'd been able to move as she realised she remembered his name.

And then she could move again. She felt her heart-rate rising again as the blood pounded in her ears. Despite the lack of emotional reaction, killing always caused all her senses to go wild. One of the guards quickly twisted his hand upwards- the typical sign that they had a kid waiting outside in case she rebelled, even though that had been two years ago.

Without waiting she strode up to Isaac looking him straight in the eye, waiting for him to breath. She didn't bother with any words, they were meaningless now. Immediately she sensed the small sharp breaths of fear. Sharpening her concentration she felt her sixth sense tap into its rhythm until she could no longer resist and her instinct took over. Stuck in an illusion of time she felt her herself carefully part her mouth and draw the air out of him, slowly taking it's whispers of life into herself. It took less than a second, yet each time she felt each moment as the life left her victims. Isaac collapsed in front of her and she knew it was over now.

She felt the air around her trembling slightly as the new energy was added. It would be an hour before it completely diminished, until then she could draw on it to bring someone else back…that is only if the guard willed it. As Ember stared down at Isaac she couldn't help but ponder what it felt like, and then the familiar emptiness enveloped her and she returned to her seat, avoiding all eyes.

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