Special Side Chapter 2- It’s 10 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?A Chapter by Ace D Portgas
switches to an undisclosed location. It is pitch black out and the poor street
lighting in the area doesn’t help. The
streets are completely empty, not a soul is out at this time of night. There is one exception however. A man who
appears to be going for night walk is pacing down the street with a look on his
face as if he’s lost in deep thought. He makes his way toward a street light on
the corner and stands under it with both hands in his pockets as if he’s
waiting for someone. When the light shines down on the man we get a better look
at him. He’s a shaggy looking character with messy hair and light stubble on
his chin. (If you know what Bleach is, picture Urahara Kisuke) He’s dressed in
grey sweatpants and a black tank top. He is still under the street light
looking around to make sure no one is watching. He would look rather suspicious
if it was broad daylight however his strange actions are aided by the blackness
of the night. After a
few minutes of waiting the man crosses the street and heads towards the back of
a large abandoned building. He cuts through an alley behind the building and
approaches a rusty looking door on the side. He checks his surroundings and looks
over the area several times before knocking.
No one is answering the door. However the Shaggy Looking Man is determined and knocks again.
Shaggy Looking Man: “Hmm. Maybe he didn’t get the message. Ugh, I guess I should head back”
Just as the Shaggy Looking Man starts to turn around the rusty looking door creaks and is tilted open. Then a voice is heard behind the door
Voice (In a harsh whisper): “You’re late! What the hell happened!?”
Shaggy Looking Man (Sarcastically):
“I got lost Doc. Besides, you said we were meeting up halfway on
Doc: “I said no such thing! Are you crazy? It’s dangerous out here; you think I’m going to risk my life being out at this time of day? With all of these thugs and “Stranges” walking about? A man my age can’t handle this dangerous world. I say the F.O.R.C.E needs to wipe them out! That damned X attack several years back…”
Shaggy Looking Man: “Doc, first of all you know I would be able to protect you if something was to happen. Secondly, you shouldn’t act like that, innocent people were affected too. If it wasn’t for them so called heroes called the F.O.R.C.E we wouldn’t be in this predicament.”
Doc: “Don’t sympathize with those freaks! Did you see the news!? Just last night one of those “Stranges” killed a girl. They said he was like a…”
Shaggy Looking Man: “A wolf or something. I had seen. That was so sad.”
behind the door steps outside now to continue the conversation. We now get a
clear view of him as well. He’s wearing a white lab coat and has a pair of
goggles on his head. His hair has streaks of grey and he appears to be in his
mid to late 50’s. Standing out on his body is a shiny gold name tag attached to
his lab coat that says Dr. Wessun.
Shaggy Looking Man (sarcastically): “Yeah. Because even before the X Attack, the world as we know it was just peaceful. If peace is what you’re looking for go find a red-head crippled person with some weird looking eyes. I hear he’s doing the same thing.
puts things in perspective for Dr. Wessun and he falls out of his angry mood.
He begins to crack a smile and starts to laugh at the whole thing.
Shaggy Looking Man (thinking): “Toot your own horn much?”
Dr. Wessun takes his goggles off his head and begins to wipe the sweat from his forehead before continuing.
Dr. Wessun: “The “Stranges” aren’t all bad people I guess, it’s
just those gangs that scare me, you turn on the news and that’s all you see.
Nothing but the gangs, stories about gangs and then more stories about the
gangs. The stories of that barbaric breeding ground Cesar even reach this side
of the world. There are even a few places out here that’s full of “Stranges”
and being a thorn in the people’s side.”
Dr.Wessun: “You think I didn’t know it was random? I read all the research, it affected everyone differently. Most people were unaffected, but there was still a sizeable amount of the population who became “Stranges”. Some of the people may have it dormant and not even know themselves that they are. Heck even normal people ended up with “Strange” babies
Shaggy Looking Man: “That’s pretty interesting.”
Dr. Wessun: “More than interesting. Amazing if you ask me. Still doesn’t change the fact though that those same children are growing up and joining gangs.”
Shaggy Looking Man: “But you see Doc, you can’t blame all of the “Stranges” for how they feel. A lot of these “Stranges” have been forming across the globe, fighting to be treated as equals, fighting for self preservation, fighting against a government that no longer views them as human beings. Heck what about the normal civilians that do the same thing as “Stranges”, except instead of turning into monsters, they carry guns and knives?
Dr. Wessun: “What are you, activist for them? You make an interesting case boy but how do you separate the gangs of “Stranges” banding together for a righteous cause from the ones who are just taking advantage of their powers and becoming elite criminals? Hell how do you even know what’s what anymore in this world. A lot of “Stranges” look like you and me, with the exceptions of the ones with physical mutations there’s no way to look at a person and know if they are one.”
Shaggy Looking Man: “What can I say? It’s a “Strange” world
we live in?
© 2011 Ace D Portgas
So Called Heroes
Ace D Portgas
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