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Sandy nodded to another scientist, then lowered the microphone on her headset down to her mouth. "Bring the subjects in."
Within a minute, twenty-six men and women carried in half as many unconscious adolescents and carried them through a decontamination facility into a sterile room, devoid of anything but tables and several mechanical appendages. These workers then left the subjects on the tables. After a few adjustments, the machines whirred to life, injecting them with a sickly green fluid.
There are 13 of them now, but our experiment will certainly yield only a few survivors. Pity.
She wasn't much older than some of them herself, though, and felt a certain sadness in what was about to happen.
No. I can't let sympathy veer my research off course.
The scientists watched as the mutagens took effect. Many expected several to die, but the Merge kept proceeding with all of them.
"What a stroke of luck!"
Sandy motioned for the subjects to be removed from the chamber. "Mutagen algorithm Vy-4.01 is a success. Have these subjects placed in the level B7 cell block."
The caretakers hauled the now non-human subjects through the halls of the facility on stretchers and down several stairs until they made it to a stretch of cells, completely empty. Two Merges were placed in each cell, with another getting their own, and then a machine outside the cells roared to life, creating a nullification field in each chamber.
That way, they can't use their new-found abilities to escape, one of the underlings reminded himself.
The entire group left the cell block and headed back upstairs for a break.
Lily groaned. "Wha..? What happened?" She hoisted herself up, then cocked her head slightly upon taking note of her inmate.