"This beautiful place is Alchemilia Corp?" Chris asked, taken back by the view of the building as they pulled into its massive parking lot.
"Damn," commented Marshall. "This is quite a place ya got there, Gabe."
Chris glared at Marshall. "Don't call him Gabe! He already doesn't seem to..." A strange decoration on the building caused Chris to go quiet.
"What is that?" asked Savannah.
"It looks like some bizarre snake-man statue," Chris replied, right as the statue hit the ground and shattered into a million pieces.
"Well...I'm not going to comment on how weird that is..." Atticus said, walking away to find Gabriel, who had parted from the group as soon as they arrived at Alchem. Corp.
"Where is Melissa?" Chris pondered.
"You're a robot, can't you track her down?" Marshall asked, a bit agitated.
"I may be an android, but even I am not that advanced to track down every individual in the world!" Chris snapped.
"You know, there's a ladder right there," Marshall said, pointing to a location not too far from where the snake-man had fallen. "Anyone want to go climb it?"
"I will," Chris said, as he ran towards the ladder and climbed it, excited to go in through the hole.
Savannah climbed up the ladder too, wary in case there was a trap.
Chris peered into the hole. "A long passageway, and a treasure box at the end. Anyone care to investigate it?"
"Wait." wondered Savannah. "Where did Marshall go?" Scared, she quickly ran down the ladder.
The force of Savannah's running caused the ladder to fall right into a side wall of Gabriel's building. Chris jumped off and grabbed onto Savannah's arm.
"What was that for, Chris?" Savannah asked, taking his hand off her arm.
Melissa sighed looking at Chris. "You really shouldn't try dangerous stuff on your own. The 5 of us need to stick together."
"Where have you been?" Savannah asked Melissa angrily.
Melissa looked at Savannah. "Sorry, I got lost, and had wandered off a bit."
"Where did Atticus and Marshall go?" Melissa asked, worried.
"I don't know," answered Savannah. "I thought Atticus was with you, and Marshall just disappeared."
Gabriel seemed to appear directly behind them. "So sorry I wasn't here, I had an... appointment."
"Gabriel, sorry I wrecked your building," Chris said.
"Hmph, like father like son, I suppose." Gabriel began to nervously make sure his sleeve was covering his wrist.
"Should we fix it or go looking for the others first?" Chris asked.
"Silly boy, this building is made out of Nanobots. They'll fix it for us!" Gabriel laughed.
"Where do you suppose the others went?" Savannah asked Gabriel.
"I certainly do not know. I'll have the security team checking for them. Please make yourselves at home in the guest rooms for now," Gabriel spoke.
"Alright then," says Chris, watching the Nanobots fixing the heavy damage and going to a room.
Chris then noticed a strange looking tree outside his window. "Why does it look like that?
Marshall appeared out of nowhere and said "You didn't miss me, did ya? I had to stitch up my leg. Hurt like a bitc....Chris, what are they!?!" Marshall points at a Nanobot.
"Where have you been?" asked Savannah.
"Those are kinda like Gabe's servants," says Chris.
Marshall looked at Chris and asked, "How're they made? You got a scanner? They got cybernetic power cores?"
Marshall giggled until he saw Melissa. He ran to her and whispered: "I'm in a tight situation and I don't want you guys getting hurt. I have a gun but it's my only weapon."
Gabriel smacked Marshall with a cane. "Terribly sorry, but that is classified."
Marshall grabbed the cane, pushed Gabriel to a wall and his expression changed to anger as he lowered his voice to be scary and said "Hit me with this one more time, I'll return it in four fucking sections. I'm not someone to mess with. Three years ago, I watched my girl get murdered and I can't keep calm."
Marshall let go of Gabriel, turned to the others and then said, "I fucking hate this place." Marshall turned away.
Four men with gas masks and assault rifles surrounded Marshall.
Gabriel spoke, "Again, terribly sorry, but I invited you into my home and you repay me with this? Take him away, boys."
He turned to the others. "Sorry you had to see that. My men will only give him a stern talking to, nothing more. We have our priorities on something else right now."
Once around the corner, Marshall was beaten by the four men. After each hit he took, he grew more angry, lowering his pain and increasing his adrenaline. He grabbed one guy's leg, pulled him down, took the assault rifle and shot at them all, killing each of them. After sitting down in rage, his white and blue eyes began fading. The white fading to black and blue fading to red.
"What the fuck did I do?" Marshall rhetorically asked himself.
Chris broke apart from the group and ran in Marshall's direction after hearing the gunshots.
Marshall's eyes remained black and red. "Chris, what's wrong with my eyes? That's not normal, right?"
Marshall then noticed a single bullet wound on his upper arm and says, "Are you fucking serious?"
"Excuse me for a second," Chris said, getting out his toolkit. "It seems you are suffering blood in your eye whites due to being beaten up. Hold on a sec..." Chris started using his eye cleaners on Marshall.
"If only we had some tools," Chris then remarked. "Let's go look around for some way to help you."
"For a robot, you're not bad, dude," Marshall said to Chris.
He turned to see Gabriel and said to Chris, "I'm not sure if I should apologize or rip his arms off, I'm capable of doing it."
"You are all leaving," Gabriel said as his daughter, who could have been no more than eight cowered behind him. "Right now."
|Season One:||The Mysterious Light • The Lost Ones • Alchem. Corp (Part I • Part II) • Getting Screwed • The City of Silver Lights • Divided We Fall • Hide and Seek • Exit Music • Reunion • In Somnis Veritas • Carpe Diem • Risky Decisions • Primo Victoria (Part I • Part II)|