I watched as Maria changed the colors in the room. It was pretty impressive, at least her powers didn't give her a monstrous headache. I lay back down wincing at the dull throbbing. I guess I had gone too far during the experimentation. The rest of the girls came in, looking at the colors appretiatively. I smiled, but imediately frowned when an angry looking officer came in.
"Aubrey Hale" He said looking angry and nervous at the same time. I sighed and stood up unsteadily, someone tried to grab my arm but I shook them off.
"You're next" The officer said, pointing at Maria and Erik.
I followed the officer out of the room and into yet another whitewashed room.
"Why do guys have to be so boring?" I sniffed "At least a splash of color would be nice, we're not criminals you know"
The officer said nothing but left the room, letting the steel door slam behind him. I heard a click and then there was silence. I sat shivering in a cold steel chair. My hands were shaking. I was trying so hard, but I knew it would only be a matter of time before I lost control. I had to see the sun again, I hated being trapped in cold dark rooms with nothing nice to look at. It wasn't like I was going to try an escape...well...maybe I would. I sighed, giving up. What was the point? I looked overhead at the lightbulb and concentrated. Once again I felt the familiar rush of energy as I felt, more than saw, it seep towards me. Immediately my head stopped throbbing and I could see clearly. I drew a little more energy, leaving just enough to keep the bulb glowing, I didn't want to be stuck in the dark. Just then the door opened.
"Ah Aubrey" Dr. Marcal stepped in, a serious look on his face. I felt a chill go down my spine when he looked at me like that.
"Is this about the prison?" I said faintly
"Yes actually it is" He said, sitting in a chair opposite of mine. We sat in silence for a while, I didn't dare say anything. "We take this project very seriously" he said at last. "For the first week after operations, before we start the real training, we have a careful watch on all who were affected and lived. Do you know how and why we picked you?"
I bit back a retort. and forced myself to look at him with a puzzled expression.
"We chose you based on three things. Skill for battle, strength to battle the mutation, and a willingness to follow orders. You were top of the class in all three. You followed orders to a T and never questioned."
Dr. Marcal stood up and walked around the room slowly.
"But now Aubrey, we've noticed a considerable change. You are impulsive, angry, and dangerous. You even might have planted a seed of doubt in Maria and Erik. And we don't like that. If our soldiers show a will of their own, then they will not follow us, and we need them to follow us. Do you know what happens to those who decide to go their own way?"
He leaned over my head and whispered in my ear, his voice soft and menacing.
"They get demoted"
I swallowed, knowing exactly what he meant.
"So Aubrey. What is it going to be?"
I hung my head. "It doesn't matter what I say, you've already made your decision"
Dr. MArcal looked suprised "Oh, do you have telepathic abilities too?"
"No" I said without emtotion "I just know people like you"
"Well either way you are correct" Dr. MArcal said gravely. "You are to stay in here until I figure out what to do." He stopped and smiled "Perhaps I'll use you as an example to the other soldiers. Yes, I think I will and don't bother using your powers against me" He said laughing as I tried to blast him against the wall. "I have powers too you know. One of them is power blocking. He laughed again as he walked out of the room, leaving me to glare after him.