Kale decided to sleep in today, she wasn’t feeling up to facing the world. But then again that was every day. After the violent death of her mother life seemed to loose all of its color. She had no one in her life to tell her that she was worth anything, her mother always did that. This way that she felt, it could be blamed on how her mother brought her up. Her mother to be sure had a hard life, she was one of the 42 that escaped Griffin Core to start over. Starting over was a hard thing to do seeing as how they all had lives before they agreed to become test subjects for Griffin Cores golden elxir. But it was agreed by them all that going back to those lives would put loved ones in danger while other loved ones may not be too accepting of what the 42 had become. 

Her mother was a humanite, and once some of them turned to a life of crime it became known that the humanites existed. Something Griffin Core did not want. But then Griffin Core was shut down by the Army, replaced by a new organization called The Eye. The agenda of The Eye was the same as Griffin Core, retrieve all escaped subjects bringing them back into their custody. The 42 were all hunted the more powerful humanites had no problem staying off the radar, and even if found had enough power to take down The Eyes soldiers. Lisa Limmerick was an average humanite. She had enough strength to fight them, but her skin was not as tough as others being only a class 10. She was a class 10 across the board. Which made it easier for The Eye to find her. She did well for a time, it wasn’t until  Kale was fourteen that they came.

Kale recalled it as if it were just yesterday. There was a knock at the door and her mother answered it. Kale was upstairs in her room and heard arguing and yelling so she came to the edge of the stairs where she could see the front door below. Her mother was told that she must surrender peacefully, and that she and her daughter would be well taken care of. Her mother yelled “Like you took care of me before? Rotting in that damn holding cell? No thanks!” 

That’s when her mother punched the soldier in the chest killing him. The other soldier raised his gun but Lisa was too fast. She reached out grabbing his wrist and with a quick twist breaking it. The soldier screamed out in pain. That’s when she punched him in the face, he went flying backwards out of view of Kale. Lisa looked up at Kale with fear in her eyes. “I love you!” She cried out just as her body was hit with an electric charge followed by bullets that seemed to continue for close to 30 seconds. 

Lisa shook violently from the impact of all the bullets screaming out in pain. A humanites skin was resistant to bullets, but lower level humanites could still be killed with them. The biggest weakness of a humanite was electric shock. So to easier kill a humanite it was theorized that you must first shock them to weaken then shoot to kill. Kale cried out to her mother as she watched Lisa fall to the ground. Kale leapt effortlessly to the bottom of the stairs and kneeled beside her mother. Blood was seeping from every part of Lisa’s body. She was dead, Kale knew it. Looking out holding her mothers head on her lap she saw more soldiers. Tears streamed down Kales face. 

“You killed her! You killed my mom!” She yelled with rage. Her eyes flickered white, eventually going from green to all white. She was angry now, and she wanted to kill the ones who killed her mother. The soldiers were not aware that Kale was not a level 10 like her mother. She carried a greater power, and she was about to unleash that power on them.

(Continued)

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