Project: Mermaid


A week pasted, my memory hasn't been recovered and we arrived at Zion, The city close to the centre of the earth, the only place warm left on this planet, I am sure you know how the story goes already. I do, they explained it all to me on the way here.

When we approached from the tunnels I saw this huge metal door, when we pasted though I could see these humans in these big robot suits, they were pointing giant machine guns at the door as we past though expecting something else to come though with us. We docked and got off the ship, some people came and helped. Along with those people came some doctors, they told me to come with them, following me was Lan.

As we walked though the streets of Zion, I noticed the peoples eyes, there eyes had mixed feelings, some full of hope, other full of fear. There were a rare few that had a look of anger. I felt as if it was towards me. The streets were made metal, the entire city was stung with lights. And you could always hear the machines, the situation is very ironic. A constant reminder of what there ancestors have done to them.

We arrived at Lans place after thirty minutes of walking and riding. I felt as if my legs were going to collapse. His place was only three rooms big. The kitchen, dining and lounge room were all together, he only had one bedroom and one bathroom. I was already beginning to like this. Who wouldn't want to live in a small cramped place with only one bed? I sighed to myself as I walked in and helped Lan with his bags.

I went into the bathroom to wash my face. While I was turning on the tap I caught a glimpse of my face. I looked up and saw my bald head with some hair growing. And my eyes, they were a deep green colour. I do not remember this face.

My head began to hurt. I yelled and covered my head with my arm. I saw a flash's some peoples faces. Lan ran in and grabbed me. He stopped me from hurting myself. "What happened?" he asked. "I remember seeing you before.. Mono, Cable and Input aswell"

Lans face looked shocked, he helped me sit on the lounge. I felt so exhausted. I thought about my visions. How could I know these people?

"Will you be alight if I left you here for a while, I need to go and get some food for us." He said placing a book on the table in front of me. I nodded and picked up the book.
"While you have nothing to do you could at least study our history, maybe you will remember something else." Lan said as he stepped outside. The door closed behind him.

The book was titled 'The Legend of Neo'. I sat there thinking, I knew that name from somewhere, but I didn't know exactly where. Could I be Neo? Or was he someone I used to know.

As I opened the book the door opened. Stepped inside was a tall man with brown hair. His clothes were tattered.

"May I help you?" I asked him. He simply said

"You..." in a husky voice.

"Me?" I replied not knowing what this man was on about. "Yes you... What are you doing here?" What am I doing here? That's what I like to know "What are you talking about?" I said. A slight smile came to his cracked lips.

"You don't remember me do you?" he said

I placed the book down on the table in front of me

"No, I don't. Do you know who I am?"

He stepped a few paces towards me

"Yes... Yes I do" I didn't like the tone of his voice.

I could sense some danger coming from this man. I stood up and got ready for what was coming.

"I am going to help you remember" He said taking a small step backwards

With that he lunged at me and tackled me to the ground. With my still weak body I was easily over powered.

"You don't put up as much of a fight as you used too." He was on top of me, he had me pinned to the ground there was nothing I could do.

"I am going to help you remember who... I... am." He leaned his face closer towards mine.

"Take a good hard look at me, see past the flesh." Suddenly something came back to me, I didn't know what it was but I do remember seeing this man.

"Yes, it is coming back to you isn't it." The stranger's body burst into fames, but they did not hurt me. The flames resembled somebody different to the man that walked into the room.

"Who are you?!" I yelled as I tried to push him off me.

"I am.. OOF!"

The stranger was knocked off me by Lan.

"Leos get behind me! I can handle this freak." With a punch from his left hand into the jaw of the stranger he was knocked out cold.

"Are you ok Leos? He didn't hurt you did he?" I shook my head and then I felt my legs go weak and I collapsed on the floor.

All I remember is waking up in Lans bed with the book next to me.

Authors Notes: There we go. A mysterious man. But how does he know Leos? You can already probably guess it. As for the name Project: Mermaid it will become clear in future chapters.