1.4.2: ETriplets Get Involved With An Overdue Rescue Clarification
The group now moved not deeper into the RedZone proper but almost at a right angle to going deeper. They followed hallways that Frank knew had not been there, at least not in that layout, before. Something scuttled through a vent duct, up at ceiling level, but it was just three radroaches according to the ETriplets.
Emmelia spoke quietly. "Harry is calling all wildlife to himself that he can, even such as less dangerous radcritters, to have them go into the lifecube set up for preservation, research and the gaining of useful resources. Harry could be spending more his time there."
Frank nodded. He had been one of those who had found Harry, the toddler, wandering through the RedZone but not alone. The child had his escort of radcritters and other things, not all visible but there anyway. Harry, and his wife Emily, had adopted Harry even though most of his new relations do not understand him. Kimmy more than makes up for the others.
Harry Hardily was Harry's full name. Kimmy was his very protective sister who was almost exactly his age, as far as medical science could determine. She helped him with his home education as did others.
Quietness fell as the ETriplets kept on leading the others. They passed a wall with a kind of crumbling rip down part of it from which ran grey tinted water. Except that it was no normal rip in the wall. The ETriplets warned the group to avoid the wall and the toxic water.
Then they were at a standard powerdoor that opened with a soft humming noise. There, in a chamber lit by emergency fluroflats, three humanoid figures were inside slanted statuscapsules against the back wall. They were almost unmoving, were clearly once human being now part human, but with areas of scaled skin, tentacles, altered features such as eyes and in one case a long tapering tail. Each statuscapsule was cradled by its machinery and linked to a terminal complete with 3Dscreen.
The big chamber was a laboratory-workshop that had had much of its resources taken away in a big hurry. The evidence of this was open lockers, open containers on the floor and scattered items not deemed important enough to be taken. There were two other powerdoors, of which one was open, and a gridded vent. Except that the grid had a hole torn in it, the grid bars pressed inwards into the room.
If bullet marks, on walls, did not provide enough evidence of trouble then the three corpses in laboratory vaultsuits certainly did. The dead bodies were rotting but had been only so for some days.
Emmelia spoke. "Dark experimentation was undertaken here that ended just over a week ago. I am afraid that your brother, and friends, were made into experimental subjects for they are the three in the statuscapsules. Perhaps they were left preserved for possible later reclamation or were considered not important enough to shift; question is what were in the other three statuscapsules. If you see the marks on the floor, and same wall, other statuscapsules were taken. More than one thing came through the smashed open vent grid though it is made of very hard steel."
Frank frowned. "Perhaps death would have been a preferable fate for the three but they are alive and so what can be done for them must be done including merciful death if necessary."
Emmelia, of life elemental energies, responded. "First of all there has to be an investigation into what took place here including with those three men."
Frank frowned harder. "Former men for those are not men now."
Emmelia sighed. "There is always hope, Frank, even for such as they!"
Edited by Maharg67, 24 March 2018 - 07:12 AM.