THOTD series: World Collapse (10)Chapter 10: Surprises and Vexes
"You know, you don't have to go, Mr. Rogan." Walker speaks up after we leave the walls of Green Haven.
"You haven't fully recovered from your previous...incursion."
"I'm fine, Walker. Thanks for your concern." I wave casually at his direction and stare off to the horizon.
Walker nods and continue to drive.
To be frank, I don't want to leave either. I'm sick of those SED soldiers...but I can't ignore this. There's a new threat present---something they call the 'Page'...Whatever the hell that means, I'll find out soon. I'm not doing this for them, I'm doing this for the every civilians in Green Haven, especially for my family.
Huh, I almost forgot... What happened to G and...God, I hope Daniel is still sane in the SS. Sophie didn't talk much about SS or the Rehabilitation Sector...It must be hell from what I can te---
"!? What the hell was that?!" my hand goes for the shotgun next to
THOTD series: World Collapse (9)Chapter 9: Close Call
I feel the air drained out from my lungs. This can't be good--- Does he recognized me from somewhere?
"It's my first time here. How could I possibly meet you before?" I hope that doesn't raise any more suspicion. I am totally wrong.
"It's a small world we're living, eh? Different people with exactly same name. Well, either that is a coincidence---or that's not your real name!"
...I'm sorry, G.... Trouble finds me.
Huh, the bad-mouthed guard is still on the floor when I come in the booth... I hear him whimpers like a dying whale when I pass by him...(why whale? I don't know either.)
I never think that I have to do this---but I can't risk to let them do anything harmful to Daniel. It'll be a waste if they put him in the Rehabilitation Sector. He stayed in EFI facility for 19 years---if they mess up his sanity, we will l
THOTD series: World Collapse (8)Chapter 8: Provoked
...that 'Chameleon' guy...was an AMS agent? What is he doing here in the first place? It's more confusing than ever... Does G and Rogan...or even Lisa...know this guy and that he's here? Questions are filling up in my head and...oh, it's giving me a headache...
The scientists that are dragging me here aren't helping me feeling any better...and I couldn't see a thing after I went through the door. Observation room...somehow I doubt that they're not just going to stare at me 24-7 or just standing still and give me cold glares... So...what do they mean by 'observe'?...
"Stay here and don't move." One of the scientists speaks to me and let go of my shoulder. God, they have some firm grip... I'm not going to move anyway. Heck, I don't even see where I'm standing.
A low moan coming from nowhere make me tensed up. I know that sound from anywhere...I've been in EFI facility for 19 years and it'll be ridiculous of me not to recognized that moanin
THOTD series: World Collapse (7)Chapter 7: Chameleon
The dull orange color appeared in the sky and the street lamps faded away as the sunlight slowly crept in the Green Haven. New day means nothing to most people in the community... They were mostly mourned for their lost one or still waiting for their relatives to come back to them...Sorting Sector was getting too strict lately.
Back in those days, people could still remember the sound of birds chirping early in the morning... Now, it was either the dead silence or the howling winds from the wasteland that greeted the poor survivors, reminding them that they're now living in the hopeless era.
In the household of Rogans, however, the morning started with the phone ringing loudly in their living room. Lisa was the first the kick herself down from her bed and waddled to the living room and picked up the phone.
"Do you have any slightest idea what time it is now?" She asked drowsily. Woke up by the phone made Lisa a bit grouchy and she wanted to hang up the pho
THOTD series: World Collapse (6)Chapter 6: Among the Rabid Wolves
The whole place is like a very huge dome. It's quite unbelievable to see this place. How can a place like this...this big...exists underground? It feels like walking in to a...greenhouse...only with no trees or real sunlight. The cabins were built in rows and seems to stretch far away like a rode. The air around here...it's oddly cold even with the burning bright lights above.
...What do they call this place again? SS...What does that even stands for anyway?
"C'mon! We don't have whole day!" the soldiers push me with the tip of their guns. Man, this is getting annoying. "What's your cabin number?"
"Guess Clarke and Johnny will have a new housemate." they scoff and...probably sick of me walking slowly so they pull me by the arm and stomp their way to my cabin. They swing the door open and--
"Woah!" I exclaim as I fall down on the cold floor.
---they shove me in.
"You better behave, new guy! The Observers are on thei
THOTD series: World Collapse (5)Chapter 5: Eagle returns home
My head is filled with curses right now. I know it's a protocol but I'm getting sick of this system. SS for Sorting Sector, eh?! It should be ASS for Absolutely Suck System! Daniel went through enough hell for 19 years already and he came out from one hell for another? Well, welcome to our new world, Daniel...
"Hands off me!" I bark at the guard that grabs my arm. "I can walk to the car like a 'normal' guy!"
That's the thing about these SED morons. Normal. They have their own definition of 'normal'. I want to hurl. Normal means that you're not a zombie, that you follow orders, that you are perfectly healthy in both mind and body. If they see a scrawny guy walking by, they shoot him down...because they think that he is infected... If a woman screams from a nightmare, they think that she's crazy. Perfect in mind my a-
"I SAID HANDS O--" I yell out...and see the person who put an arm around me.
"...dad?" Lisa withdraws her arm and
THOTD series: World Collapse (4)Chapter 4: Curtis
The guards brought Daniel in the security booth. There was another tough-looking guard that almost reminded Daniel of Robert back in EFI facility.
"Yo, Cambell! That ex-AMS idiot brought in a survivor." one of them pushed Daniel forward the counter that separated him from the tough guard. Daniel glared back in spite at the guard who just called Rogan 'idiot'.
"Whatcha' looking at, four-eyes?" he barked.
"...nothing." Daniel mumbled.
"Well, well..." Cambell the guard spoke up, "Another survivor,eh? Just one survivor?" the last one was a question for the guard that pushed Daniel. The jerk just smirked and gestured to Daniel. "Just one." he said.
"Ha, told ya that those incompetent ex-AMS whimps are getting bad at this. We rescued like thousands of survivors while they got only a few." Cambell snorted. He grabbed a pen and opened a folder.
"Well, enough of that." Cambell sighed. "Tell me your name, lad."
Everybody looked at the newcomer at the fro