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Akira woke up in a white room with all white things surrounding her. She heard the beeping of a heart monitoring system. She looked down at her left arm and saw an IV in it. She saw a numerous amount of tubes and machines with wires and other various things hooked to her. She heard the beeping of the machine next to her increase as her heart became rapid. She couldn't feel her right leg for some reason. She looked at the IV and suddenly ripped it out of her arm. She swung her feet over the edge of the bed and started pulling out needles and wires that were hooked to her. She was about to lose control over her powers when suddenly she remembered that the last time she was awake she was about to change. She automatically froze trying to remember if she had done anything bad last night, but she couldn't. Did that mean she didn't even change? She got to her feet and stood looking around her. She saw a door to her right and ran for it. Right before she opened it she looked sown at what she was wearing and sighed. She turned and ran back to the bed. She saw a pile of clothes by it and put them on. The shirt was a bit big, but the pants were definitely her's.
She jogged back to the door and pushed it. It slid open and into a giant hallway. She peaked out, she saw a group of men in white lab coats go into another door. She heard a noise behind her so she turned. She saw the huge red guy looking at the mess she had made. She gasped and he looked up, she took off out the door. She couldn't run very fast because of her numb leg. She made due with limping at a fast pace. She heard the thump of his boots on the floor behind her. Her body wasn't up for the chase and it began to give out on her. Just as she came to a wall a door opened. She ran straight into it and slammed it behind her. She threw a latch or two over it and backed away. She backed right up into a fish tank.
"Sheesh, people and their fish these days," she said looking at it.
She turned and sat on the couch. She started to relax when she heard a loud bang and then a curse word or two. It was the big red guy banging on the door. She started to pace as best she could. She was too weak to transform or do any gymnastics. She looked for a weapon or hiding space. She thought she saw something swimming in the tank, something big. She got closer and closer until her face was almost right up against the glass.
"Don't smudge the glass," a voice said as it got closer.
"Great now I'm hearing things," she whispered to herself.
Then out of nowhere a huge bluish fish swam up and came face to face with her. She screamed and jumped back.
Hellboy perked up when he heard the scream, "Yep, she met Abe,"
She turned and threw a book at the tank, as if it could do anything. She kept screaming and running around, when she realized that he couldn't get her. She stopped shouting and just stood there looking at him. She took a step forward, then another and another, until she was close to the glass.
"Well, I'm glad you quit screaming. Can you please tell me who you are and what you're doing here?" he asked his tone was soft.
She let her guard down and relaxed a bit. "My name's Akira Anastasia Lombardo. I have no clue what I'm doing here,"
"My name is Abe Sapien, but you may call me Abe, and I'm afraid that I can't enlighten you on why you're here either," he said swimming to another spot, where he could see a couple of books. "Could you turn the pages?"
"Sure," she said walking over and turning the pages.
Abe wanted desperately to know why this girl was here, so he started to probe very gently through her mind. He needed to be extra careful not to alert her of what he was doing. So he just kept his excavating to her outer part of her psychosis. He was startled by what he learned. She was Lycan, she was betrayed by her true love. He felt sympathy toward the girl. He decided to dig a little deeper. He started to break into her part of the brain that controls her memories when she turned and looked at him, glaring. She stood there staring at him, her hazel eyes boring into him. He just floated and looked back.
"you're reading my mind aren't you?"
"Yes, I am,"
"Well, how's this?"
"God Almighty," he said covering his ears and retreating from her mind.
Now was her chance she needed to run. Abe swam over and hit a button on the wall, an alarm went off. She ran to the door and flung it open. She screamed when the big red demon stood on the other side of it staring at her. She backed up shaking. She looked over her shoulder at the other side of the room, she saw a door. She turned and ran for it, but he grabbed her shirt.
"AHHHHHHHH!" she screamed.
"Shut up," he said raising her tiny body up to his eye level.
She immediately got quiet. She looked into his yellow eyes and for the first time in a long time she was afraid. She had never seen something like this before. She wanted to run, but her feet weren't on the ground.
"I'm not afraid of you," she said in a shaky voice.
"Sure thing, kid," he said.
"Put her down," Abe said from inside the tank.
Hellboy looked at the girl. This was the girl who shot an agent without thinking twice, he kicked Manning in the chest, she hurt a lot of people. How could he just let her go? But he did.
She hit the ground with a thud just as the doors opened and Professor Broom walked in.
"I see we found you, Ms. Lombardo," Broom said walking in.
"Yeah, thanks to fish sticks over there," Hellboy said hitching a thumb over his shoulder.
"Well, if you'll please go back to the lab we can…" Broom started.
"No," she said, " I won't go back there,"
"Well, if you won't go peacefully then we have other means of getting you there," Broom warned.
"I don't care," she said backing away from them.
"We need to check and make sure you're alright," Broom reasoned.
"Hey I'm walking ain't I?" she asked.
"I know but internally you could be hurt," he tried.
"Just show me the door," she said her panic rising.
"I'm sorry, I can't let you leave," he said shaking his head.
Hellboy walked over and picked her up and threw her over his shoulder.
"C'mon kid," he said turning and walking out of the door.
She screamed and fought him and beat on his back, "Let me go! Please, let me go!"
They continued back to the lab.