The Omega Mutation - Chapter 1
by Joshua Falken
Thanks to BenRG for
beta read this chapter
1 - The Creation of Omega
"Mutation: Changes in the DNA that
happens during cellular reproduction. It is the key to the
process of evolution of the species, allowing living beings to
adapt to changes in their environment. Although in Pokémon this
process happens at a surprising speed, in the human beings, it
process happens only slowly... but sometimes... evolution can be
Professor Charles Xavier
Somewhere in the Northeastern region of
Sixteen years before the present day
In an underground base, two
red-uniformed Elite Rockets dragged a red-haired woman who was
trying to get free of them. A gag choked off her screams. They
walked through the gloomy corridors until they reached a
reinforced metal door with an inscription: 'Project Omega.'
The doors opened and revealed a
great laboratory, worthy of a horror film. The woman was thrown
in front of a massive view-screen. The screen snapped on,
revealing a dark-haired woman that looked at the beaten woman
with an air of contempt and scorn. The redhead recognised her
immediately. Even through her gag, she tried to look defiant. It
"Now, what were you thinking
of when you tried to betray Team Rocket?" asked the
dark-haired woman, "when you tried to betray ME?!"
The redhead couldn't reply, of
"Now you will know
what happens to those that betray us."
One of the two Red Rockets raised
a spray gun. He fired the weapon, releasing a cloud of stun
spores from a Vileplume. The hapless ex-Team Rocket agent was
Madame Boss smirked sadistically
and pressed a button on the armrest of the chair in that she was
"R & D labs,"
said an anonymous voice.
"Doctor," she said,
"you may begin Project Omega. We have a guinea pig ready for
Some minutes later a woman in a
lab coat was giving orders to a group of white-coated lab
assistants "Put her in the Chamber."
Three laboratory assistants tore
off the woman's clothes, leaving her totally naked. She was
carried over to a glass chamber and thrown inside there with all
the care of a man throwing aside a sack of rubbish. Inside of the
chamber, pitiless robotic devices drove a series of threads and
tubes into the woman's body. She was still perfectly conscious
when the electricity went through the fluid... and her body. The
pain was so intense that she was quite glad when her
consciousness faded away.
One year later...
A woman approached the front door
of the Viridian City Pokémon Center. She was wearing a long
black waterproof coat. The woman leaned in the door and,
suddenly, the coat fell in the ground, as if it never
had anyone there...
Nurse Joy Anderson was verifying
for the last time the states of Pokémon in her care when she
heard a noise. Holding the breathing, she went check what had
happened. The sound had come from the reception.
Walking quietly, Joy turned in a
corridor and she saw someone in the reception. The nurse pulled a
Pokéball, and released a guard-trained Growlithe.
"Hey who are you?"
"It's me! Officer
Jenny!" Jenny Collins left the shadows, weapon in hand.
"Call that Growlithe back, Joy!"
Confused and surprised, Joy did
what the policewoman asked. "But what are you doing
"The repeater at the police
station for the Center's silent intruder alarm went off about ten
minutes ago," Jenny explained. "I was called to check
it ... but it seems that was a false alarm." The policewoman
looked at around and smiled. Joy thought there was something wrong
about that smile, but she couldn't put her finger on what it was.
"Can I see the security panel?"
The two women went over to the
panel, where Nurse Joy answered the policewoman's questions. Some
minutes later, Jenny said that she was leaving. When the nurse
turned, there was a blur of motion too fast to be human. A long,
thin blade of solidified blue gel punched through the hapless
nurse's chest, from behind killing her instantly.
Her murderess withdrew her weapon
and eased the corpse to the ground. She looked at the long katana
blade that protruded from her elbow like some kind of artificial
limb as it abruptly began to fill out into a human arm Then
an astounding transformation took place. As 'Jenny' stepped away
from her victim, she suddenly rippled into a human-like form made
of entirely blue gel. The shape changed subtly into the form of
another woman. There was another ripple and the shape took on the
coloration of skin and clothing. She was now a precise duplicate
of the late Joy Anderson.
False Joy went back to the
security panel, placed her hand on a sensor and the Pokémon Center
door opened up. Another few touches to the controls erased the
security videos. Several Team Rocket agents entered and they went
directly to the door of the Pokéball Safe. False Joy approached
them. "I will deal with that," she announced.
"Joy" then rippled again
into blue gel, then became a red-haired woman with a dark blue
uniform. On the chest of her tunic, instead of the usual blood
red "R" sigil, was a scarlet Greek letter Omega. She
approached of the lock of the door and suddenly her hand became a
key, and she opened the door of the safe. The "woman's"
emotionless brown eyes looked on as the Rockets plundered the
Pokéballs in the safe.
Later that night, the red-haired
woman was called to Madame Boss's Office. In the shadows, the
founder of Team Rocket admired her most powerful creation.
"An excellent job, Omega."
"I am happy that my work has
pleased you, My Master." Omega said in strangely modulated
tone of voice.
Madame Boss stood and walked over
to her subordinate no, her slave. Her gloved
fingers combed through Omega's long red hair until she found a
fine plastic ribbon with electronic circuits printed on it.
Who would imagine that such an
ordinary-looking object could control so much power...? the
criminal mastermind thought to herself with a pleased smile.
Team Rocket Headquarters
Two and a half years later
Two Red Rockets were watching from
a special room, full of monitors, a restricted access area of the
Headquarters facility: the Project Omega laboratories. One of
them, a blonde woman looked up when a red light flashed on. There
was an unexpected movement within Agent Omega's rooms.
"Thelma, I'm going to check
how our star agent is doing," she said.
"Alright, Louise," her
dark-haired partner replied, not looking up from her magazine for
Louise left the room and went
through a corridor until she reached the door with the letter
Omega printed in bright yellow and she entered. After some
minutes, she emerged again, shaking her head. Thelma asked what
had happened, as the motion detectors continued to flash their
reported. "It's just a defect in the sensor. Our friend is
sleeping like an angel."
Thelma looked at sceptical at her
partner-in-crime for one moment, then she shrugged. "Look,
Thelma. I'm just going to the bathroom for an second, ok?"
Half hour had passed, and Louise
did not reappear. Concerned, Thelma went into the bathroom, and
she didn't find her partner. Now, really concerned, she
went back to the surveillance room and pressed the intercom
switch. "Command and Control, this is Security. Problems
with Omega, I repeat, problems with Omega!"
Thelma knew what she was about to
do was suicide, especially as she was all-too-aware of what Omega
was and what it was capable of. She pulled a
Remington 870 shotgun out of a weapons locker and ran down the
hall to the containment chamber. She was in such a hurry that she
dropped half of the shells she tried to load into the weapon.
Thelma paused in front of the doors to the containment chamber.
Thelma yanked back the slide on her shotgun and stroked it
forward, loading the first shell. Swallowing dryly, the Red
Rocket opened the huge armoured doors. She leapt into the room
and swept around her with her shotgun.
The woman saw what the problem was
immediately. On the ground, was Louise's body. The Red Rocket had
a massive wound in her chest as if someone had pushed a long
spike right through her. Behind her was a completely destroyed
containment chamber... The impossible had happened. Omega had
escaped. "Oh shit!"
Three kilometres from there, a
bubble of blue gel dropped out of a sewer out-fall pipe. However,
instead of simply washing away in the surf, the bubble rose
up and began flow into the form of a woman's body... Omega
turned to the sea and began to morph into a Lapras, intending to
swim for her freedom. Before she did so, however, a name escaped
her lips: A name that she hadn't uttered for three-and-a-half
nightmare years of slavery... her name.
"Delilah," she said.
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