Las Vegas, Nevada - Corinthian Hotel LobbyInteraction:
Nathan Forrester was a huge fan of Las Vegas, he loved the atmosphere. So much money was flowing through the city from tourism, casino’s & other ventures. As a multi billion dollar business owner it was easy to see why he was a fan of the place. He was sitting in an expensive restaurant in the lobby of the Corinthian hotel. As he was examining the menu he was checking the time on his watch.
He’d scheduled a meeting here with Clancy Horville, one of the most respected & intelligent scientists in the country as well as the world. After much back & forth conversation he’d convinced the scientist to meet him in person in Vegas for a potential offer. Clancy was adamant about nothing being guaranteed or confirmed because of his position. Currently he was the head director & scientist at CyberCorp which was known as the Forrester Corporation’s main & primary rival for revolutionary technology.“Wow that was some bathroom break kid, I was scared you bolted for a few minutes there. I’m guessing you were contemplating it though, the appetizers couldn’t have messed up your stomach that bad”
Nathan retorted before reaching for a glass of champagne and taking a few sips.
Clancy had an excellent poker face, and exhibited no emotions that either confirmed or denied what Nathan said. “Listen Nathan, firsts of all I’m 26 please don’t call me a kid, second I’ve thought about what you said about the infusion technology & what you’re really interested in Operation FatherWatch. I don’t think it’s something I want to get involved in, the fact that your using them for the infusion technology is no only risky uncharted territory but undeniably inhumane”“For something to be inhumane it has to involve humans Clancy, which people who breath fire, fly, and shoot lightning from the tips of fingers are not. Unless you’d consider the aliens from Star Wars or the Predator as humans then maybe I’ll respect your classification a little more.”
Nathan answered calmly, he wasn’t in the business of debating ethics & morals. Many of his critics assumed he had none, and that didn’t bother him in the least. His priority was financial generation for his company & unlimited success for his family.
“Wow just wow, I’m not the biggest fan of them-““Well I’d hope so, who is, especially after that absolutely downright horrible calamity that happened yesterday the San Francisco Massacre, one of the most if not the most atrocious events in our country’s history. You know EVERYONE is looking for her, and as someone who’s well connected and the older brother of the president spoiler alert we have no leads. The nation is terrified that someone like that, menacing & unnaturally powerful is out there on the loose and can strike at any moment maybe not even in California. Hell she could be in this hotel and the intelligence community doesn’t know. You don’t find that to be. a major problem?”
“Sure it’s a problem, but it’s not my problem.”“Oh right, would you be saying that if your mother, or your father had been victims of Lori’s attack yesterday? You’re blessed that it hasn’t happened, but there’s nothing preventing it. Nothing is stopping her from killing us right here as we speak, and not just her there’s others out there with nefarious agenda’s for innocent hard working Americans. Our country is all but at war, it’s only been 3 months since 10 million citizens were killed in the Energy Storm. We had all but a few days of a break from that before the energy plague was next up to wreak havoc and the altered soon after, plus all of the previous crooks & organized criminal organizations from before haven’t slowed down, in-fact I’d reckon they’ve gotten even worst taking advantage of all the chaos going on in the country & the government putting more focus on it’s new superhuman criminal elements. With your help, your intelligence, my money, my resources we can stop all of that, we can quite literally save this country from the literal brink of its destruction. Every great empire in the past has fallen, we can make sure America is the first that doesn’t!!”
Nathan pleaded with the mid 20’s scientist for his help with the project.
“Stop acting like your doing this from the bottom of your heart, just like the blood tests with your brother in the Oval Office he’ll have his administration adopt this technology countrywide & use emergency policy-making to add more billions to your network, with an added bonus of unparalleled good publicity for the so called good your doing for the nation. The worst part about this is it’s not just the altered that are getting used for this software or targeted with it. This…this is like the first ultimate step to a vast change in the landscape of America & everything it stands for. Your brother adopting a completed version of this software can and possibly might single handedly lead to the eventual conversion of the United States from a democracy to a police state.” Clancy shot back with some edge in his tone. It was clear he wasn’t going to allow the older Forrester brohter to pull the full over his eyes. He was known & renowned for his intellect, many tech companies across the globe wanted him in their midst. Even Apple had sent out representatives to pitch lucrative positions to him over the past year due to his stunning work with Norman Chaplin & CyberCorp. “I understand the more negative possibilities and yes I’m a relentless capitalist but I’m also a patriot and so is my brother & every member of my family if anyone is planning on using this technology for corrupt activities it won’t be the Forrester Adminisration. My sole interest in Project FatherWatch outside of massive financial gain, is purging the country of it’s overbearing active succesful criminal elements, as far my offer to you I’ll not only match your Current salary at Cybercorp I’ll double it, and offer you a 25 million signing bonus.”
Nathan replied with a slight smirk on his face. Throwing around huge numbers was his way of converting others to his side & getting them to see eye to eye with him on any matter.
Clancy hesitated no doubt because of the amount of cashflow Nathan was offering. He was far from poverty working with Cybercorp, but he’d practically become a multi millionaire overnight which would change him & his family’s financial future for the better. “25 million signing bonus…”“So now. your starting to see the benefits of joining the winning team, and the right side of history, your name will be engrained into our society & your contributions to society will be studied for multiple future generations to come. “I know you’d come around once everything was laid out, besides your main concerns about Project FatherWatch are unfounded. This is a dire situation otherwise it wouldn’t be something I suggested or even brought up financial windfall or not, In light of everything taking place especially damage & deaths incurred in recent events we as Americans have to ask ourselves one question now what’s more important privacy or peace."
“Your really comparing privacy to peace to justify this.” Clancy scoffed at Nathan’s audacity, everything he’d heard about the Forrester’s was true but more then that it was only a understatement to how Nathan was In person. “Yes this is the first step to a new era of peace & prosperity. We can deal with the unruly altered, gangsters, organized crime, & traffickers in one stroke. We can rescue everyone in transit to be enslaved sex slaves Or bystanders blackmailed into smuggling. More then ever we need a victory, we need to win, the morale of this country is dampening in all 50 states, let’s work together and provide the illumination.’
“The illumination huh.” Clancy couldn’t help but chuckle, Nathan was so good at selling his own lies, it wouldn’t be shocking if he believed them himself. “The offer is very lucrative, as you know most likely from doing your own research on my position and earnings the signing bonus alone is more then what I’m generating from Chaplin. But there’s other things that matter to me like loyalty to people & my country’s freedoms being maintained. A I predicted over the phone I can’t compromise my code or beliefs to participate in your project. I’ll be taking my leave now I have a flight to catch to D.C, I wish you the best Nathan.”
Clancy rose up and Nathan slipped him a business card before he left. Shortly after the waitress came with Nathan’s steak dinner. Nathan was ready to eat, and while the food was amazing his mine was on the infusion technology & Project FatherWatch. Right as he was slicing his well done premium meat up with his knife his phone rang, the CEO quickly answering upon seeing the caller ID.“Hello, hmmm yes of course. He was shook by the offer, he was close to getting on board.
“Yes but you used the word close, so he’s not on board.” The voice on the other end asked.“No not yet, and that needs to be fixed right away. Contact Kingsley, bring her in, I don’t care whether she works her mojo on Clancy, Chaplin or both of em Long as the result is Clancy on board right away, get that done yesterday we’re in unprecedented territory after the giant whore with multiple powers attacked San Francisco yesterday, Like I said get it done now.”
Nathan finished in a commanding tone before hanging up and going back to finishing his meal irked that Clancy had turned down his initial offer. Oh well the easy way hadn’t worked, but at least with the hard way he could include a budget cut to the tune of about ten million. A smile crept across the elder forester brother’s face at the thought of saving more money for just a short extension of Clancy’s start date at the Forrester Corporation. Time:
Downtown San FranciscoInteraction:
Yesterday had been a rush, so many people had died. The San Francisco Massacre as it had now been dubbed was all over the news. The fact that a group of reporters had been murdered in such a cruel way was also stirring the networks. The reported death toll being a few numbers over 29,000 pleased Adora. Her intent was to stir controversy & bring further stigma towards people with altered human status. President Forrester’s new implemented laws had caused protest to erupt from minority communities with many members who weren’t even altered humans.
The massacre had effectively halted all said momentum, and drastically lessened the support of altered humans even among minority communities. Nobody wanted to profess allegiance to the altered after the horrific mass murders that had rocked the nation. Whilst the actual Energy Storm & even the plague had claimed more victims, her attack had caused the most amount of deaths in both a short time & from a singular event. Everything wasn’t gravy however, she hadn’t been able to reach Agent Green & figured he was compromised.
She’d suspected that his time was coming to an end recently, & his phone line being off all but confirmed that. Damn it I’m going to need to get a new contact inside Liberty if I’m going to get more access or to lead me to Tartarus. If I get to the compound I’m in for a thanksgiving feast oh if only even Green wouldn’t share that information, what a pity
Adora was eager to locate Liberty’s secret hidden underground prison facility for altered humans. She figured the more superhuman violence she caused the harsher life would become for the altered which would inevitably lead to more of them being rounded up.
Either way she was happy she had something
to do right now. Something that could end up being a major game changer for her line of work. Inside an LAPD police officer we came to Andrea Rojas an LAPD detective who’d been making headlines recently. Over the past two months she’d helped bring down several kidnappers, murderers, & drug dealers. Her career was sky rocketing upwards but that had gotten her in the chief’s office. The chief was a place woman Jean Patterson who’d been on the LAPD force for a little over two decades now. Andrea had many less years then her under her belt, this was her fourth year in the LAPD. She’d done two years prior in Oakland but that was the extent of her law enforcement career thus far.
But over those past four years she’d built up a good relationship with Jean, in & out of work. Jean was in uniform taping her foot against the floor angrily with an angry scowl on her face. She was reading a file pausing momentarily to take brief angry death glares at Andrea who shifted uncomfortably in her seat-infront of the chief’s desk. She knew what this was about, and with everything going on D.C as well as Lori’s attack yesterday she already imagined where this was going & what outcome lay ahead for her.
“So are you outta your fucking mean Rojas, do you care about your life? Your career, how the hell your gonna provide for your two sons without a fucking job?” Jean got right to it, even tough they were friends her ruthlessness was never suppressed when it came to matters of work.
“Look Jean, you can’t expect me to have this ability, and not put it to use. Look how many people I’ve put behind bars in the past two months alone-“Jean snapped quickly cutting Andrea off.
“That’s the god damn point and what I told you! I stick my neck out for you and you do out here being a damn super detective. How the hell do you explain this, with everything going o people are asking god damn questions. I’ve been here for more then 20 fucking years and even I had some problems dealing with people wondering if I’m altered just cause of how I look. I’ve had a-lot of shit being a black chief, but never had to put up with people thinking I’m a mutant or on my way to doing one because I kicked a damn virus. You think cause you recovered in three days people ain’t gonna find out huh, but there’s records for everything! You know this for christ sake you’re a god damn detective. I’ve looked out for you but you just don’t give a fuck huh. Now the national guard’s got check-points posted administering blood tests all across the city, and you best believe the hammer’s coming down because they just banned all of you people from law enforcement.”
“What?! You can’t be serious chief, I thought we had a deal, you said you would look out, you know I’m not like those things! I’m not like that bitch from yesterday.” Andrea knew she’d get in trouble for using her ability to aid her work but never thought it would end up with her actually loosing her position.
“Oh okay, so you want me to go down with you? After what happened yesterday what do you think they’ll do to me for willingly and knowingly keeping an altered officer hired? Oh and before your slow ass ask how they’ll know, maybe it’s the fact that in the past 2 months you’ve brought in more major criminals then the past two years. Shoulda kept your super fucking hearing to ya damn self, people asking questions and I don’t wanna answer them! I don’t want to fire you, I want you to quit, sooner or later every officer’s going to HAVE to be tested Andrea, maybe I’d be more comfortable playing dumb a little while longer if you weren’t out here being as effective as the whole department combined, and then some.” Jean glared at her friend.
Andrea was crushed, police work was her passion. With her heightened hearing & caring heart she didn’t have it in her to let crime go by unsolved if she knew about it. Hearing the pleas and racing heart-beats of innocent people kidnapped & forced into sex work many of whom had cases that had long went cold. Or the desperate pleading of a person before they were brutally murdered for debts to greedy drug pushers who viewed non payment even when the victim had no means to pay as disrespect. She could recall speeding through the streets to prevent those murders, but was only ever close enough to actually stop two. The rest she was at least able to detain the monsters red-handed after there senseless murder of people suffering from addiction. “Fuck it Jean, I guess I just expected you to look out while I was looking out for others.” Andrea responded defeated at her chief’s commentary.
“I..I…I don’t give a fuck, I told you what’s up. Don’t try that stupid shit with me, you’ve got 10 days to get th hell out yourself or I’ll do it. So if you wanna play super cop one more week go ahead your already fucked, at least bring down someone who matters.” Jean added at the end, she was frustrated with her friend. Knowing the harsh circumstances of altered life In the country she didn’t want to see her get caught or exposing herself by using her powers in her career. She wouldn’t mind trying to keep her on the job longer if it wasn’t for her recent actions that indicated unusual behavior in her policing work.
Andrea got up and left the office slamming the door. She grabbed a few things from het desk and waltzed out without speaking to any of her co-workers. She hopped in her cruiser, and made her way home only stopping to grab food for her & the boys. She’d dropped them off at her mother’s house this weekend because she’d had her fuck buddy over & needed to relive some stress & tension.
Upon getting home she was welcomed to the smell of fresh BBQ ribs, and her friend with many benefits Joe singing Rod Wave. “You look so good to me yeah, I don’t know another broken heart or sleepless night. God please guide me right,, she looks like the girl of my dreaaaaams, yeah you look like the girl of my, you look like the girl of myyyyyyy, you look like like the girl of my dream.” Joe sang in a wonderful voice on cue as Andrea got home and wrapped her arms around him kissing him.
“Oh my, wow I didn’t know my pussy was that amazing, singing like that makes me think you wanna be more then friends Mr. Harris.” Joe grinned and kissed her again, before leading her to the kitchen where he had a smorgasbord of food. BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Collard Greens, Mac n cheese dripping with flavor, corn-bread, and grilled chicken. “Hey Slow your roll were still just friends, but my benefits don’t just include the super pipe & the tongue it comes with A1 grilling, excellent barbecuing & a voice that would make Trey Songz & Rod Wave jeleous.” Joe joked, he always picked up on her bad moods when she walked in the door & tried to ease her mind. They really had been friends the past four years, but both of there careers had led them away from there less busy partners & Ito each others arms or rather beds to satisfy each other’s needs in accordance with their mutual filled schedules.
“Sounds like I might need to step up the benefits I’m offering then, thanks Joe you really are so clutch right now, after the talk I just had with that bitch Jean.”
“That bitch Jean? I have’t heard that one before, I take it she’s not trying to cover for you being altered anymore? Look fuck her, there’s bad altered out there, but your out here making LA a safe place, which I think clearly a lot of LAPD officers ain’t doing. I’m finna run to the store to grab some BBQ sauce, soda & some honey jack I may have guzzled down the last two shots you were saving the Rod Wave vibes got me, really the usher ones.”
Andrea playfully punched Joe who after sharing a kiss with her was out the door. Once she’d seen his car leave through the blinds she instantly made herself a sample plate of everything ad retrieved a 375 mil flash of Hennessy VS stashed in the back. With no chaser required she downed two shots that her nerves so badly needed. “I’d have beat his ass if he finished or even opened the henny, ugh it’s not even your fault Joe, but when a girl needs a drink, she needs a drink.”“I agree whole heartedly>”
Andrea spun around nearly dropping the VS, except it was caught by nothing but air. Andrea lost her concern for the bottle and red her weapon seeing she was far to face with Lori Martinez from the news, albeit at normal size. “You…you monster…your from the news, you killed all those people.”“Yeah I had quite a bit of fun yesterday, it was such a rush, I’ve been practicing that trick for a while, so it was thrilling to be able to use it in public. It’s going to make a return, in-fact several, you almost dropped your drink girl.” Adora spoke as if they were friends, exhibiting a calm cadence even though she’d broke into the struggling detective’s residence. Using TK the bottle shot to her the top spinning off and floating at a tilt allowing her to take a shot. Just as quick the top re-tightened on the bottle and zoomed to the right landing on the closest counter top. She patted her chest with TK massaging away the harsh burn & Henry taste she hadn’t consumed in a while. “This is why I mostly stick to drugs these days, I’ll take heroin or coke nose burn over my throat being raped by henny ORRRJack like your man candy”
Adora continued rambling on feeling even more comfortable as the henny did it’s job. A damn good at one that, which granted was inanely easy due to all the other drugs in her system amplifying the potency of the alcohol.Click Bang Bang.
Trigger pulled, two shots fired. Andrea clenched & winced for a brief second, expecting blood to splatter on her face as there was little distance between he & the super killer. Her eyes stretched open slightly then fully widened in shock. Both shots had missed and were lodged into the roof. “How the fuck, they woulda had to curve.”“Pointer keep your eyes open when shooting, don’t tell me you don’t find the blood of your enemies, prey, & victim splashing on you to be delightful. Accompanied by some screams of terror, crying & pleading for their lives to be spared it’s pure ecstasy. Gets me all tingly in my baby maker.
“What the fuck are you! Go back to hell where you came from!!” Andrea pulled the trigger again taking Adora’s advice and keeping her eyes open.
The bullet whizzed towards Adora who used TK to deter it’s path causing it to zip past Adora’s forearm just barely missing her and hitting the sink. “No what the fuck do you want with me”“Hmmm your ears, you see I can think of quite a few benefits of those DUMBO ears, much better yes then dealing with kidnappers & putting up all the good dealers, you got some nerve especially with the border closed, I can’t have you fucking up the coke supply ouchea.”
Adora stepped forward causing Andrea to tense up and reach for her knife.
“I won’t help you with shit!” Andrea barked as a streak of electricity slammed into her chest sizzling her skin causing her to cry out and drop the knife. Adora launched two more electric bolts into the officer singing her knee and her elbow causing her to slump back against the wall. Adora then lunged forward grabbing Andrea’s neck and using her power. Andrea screamed out in pain & terror as Adora drained her. Irate from her yelling Adora used TK to forcibly shut her mouth an invisible force jamming her lips together as she was stripped of her life, of her everything.
Letting go and stepping back she felt triumphant as Andrea’s lifeless corpse hit the kitchen floor with a thud. “Okay it’s much better now.” Adora then walked over to the plate Andrea had and went to town. After scarfing down the meal she took a seat in the living room closer to the front door, shape-shifting into Andrea & bussing out her cocaine & heroin to do lines off Andrea’s table using a rolled blue $100 she fished from the real Andrea’s pocket.
She put her hearing to the test, and tapped Into Andrea’s memory to utilize the power. “Perrrrfect”“Wow I can’t believe It took me 22 minutes, I can’t keep the pussy waiting””Oh shit I’m way too drunk to be driving fuck I gotta get back home, if I get a DUI my wife will kill me””Yooo this is nuts bro I’m so fucked up, these shrooms are MAGIC bruh like Harry Potter ”I can’t stand this stupid bitch! I hate her, I’m gonna fuck her up, how DARE she give my PS4 away fucking slut””I know he’s fucking cheating on me with Felicia, that stupid ass man. He must think I’m fucking DUMB, I’ll show him a dumb bitch
Her hearing was massively expanded, this was the power she desired. This was the ultimate replacement for Agent Green, now her hearing was grand. She’d been stalking Andrea who she happened to stumble across when she was invisible and a conversation she was having with her brother about her ability had peaked her interest. Of course the nature of her power meant Adora had to be very carefully in stalking to her, using a combination of flight to hover above the ground to prevent alerting her with foot-steps and using sound manipulation to nullify the sound of her heart-beat, breathing & other similar small sounds that normal people wouldn’t here but that her super hearing would easily detect.
The best part about this power was that it was only semi-passive, this is the reason why Adora didn’t snatch the power right away. She wanted intel from Andrea herself to figure out if her hearing was amplified 24/7 or if it was something she could dial up or down at will. Her biggest fear was siphoning some power from an altered she killed that would end up being more problematic then beneficial or would cause drastic change in her life that was mostly uncomfortable.
Soon after the door unlocked and Joe walked inside, Adora was still in Andrea’s form. She’d slipped into something more comfortable that showed off her figure in Andrea’s form. “Hey baby I’m glad you’re back.
“I can tell” Joe said eagerly and embraced her in a kiss. As the two lips locked, it wasn’t long before they were up in the stairs and engaged in a lustful tryst. Downstairs Andrea’s corpse lay on the floor whilst upstairs Adora was getting her back blown out by Joe.