Disclaimer: I do not claim to own any characters from Jurassic Park III, just my main character and some dinos.
Becoming the Predator
"Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap!" whispered Alex as he was ducking behind a desk in the old InGen lab on the Isle Sorna.
A veloceraptor came walking into the room and began to sniff the air. Alex held his breath, praying that the dinosaur would leave. Sure enough the raptor walked through another door way and Alex sighed in relief.
'Why oh why did I have to come here?' the 18 year-old boy said to himself.
Alex is the only survivor of a small airplane crash on the island. He and his friends had decided to fly Ben's plane over the island to see the dinosaurs, but then as they were flying over the trees, something hit the underside of the plane and warning lights came on. They looked at the fuel gage, it was going down. Alex buckled himself into his seat, but his two friends hadn't and that is what caused their deaths in the crash or so he thought. When he had came too he only saw his friend Ben's body, Mark, his other friend was nowhere to be seen. That was why he was at the lab in the first place he was looking for Mark.
'We were so stupid! Stupid, stupid, stupid!' Alex berated himself.
Just as he was going to stand up, his stomach gave a growl, he hadn't eaten much in two days. Suddenly the raptor poked its head back into the room and stared at Alex.
"Aw heck no!" shouted the boy as he ran from the room.
The raptor shrieked and gave chase, Alex could hear it right behind him. Alex ran out into another hallway and turned in the closest door, with the words genetics above it. As the raptor started to follow Alex into the room, he slammed the door shut and locked it. He looked around, he was standing on a platform with a railing around it, a small gate that led onto a broken walkway and stairs that went along the wall. On the floor below was a tank that had a white liquid in it. The metal walkway went over the tank.
Suddenly a loud bang came from the door, Alex spun around in panic as he leaned against the gate. The door jolted again and this time Alex jumped, the gate broke ans he fell onto the walkway, his head over the big hole in the metal. Suddenly the door burst opened and Alex jumped back again, only this time he fell through the hole, catching the back of his head on the steel walkway, leaving a large gash on the back of his head. He screamed in pain as he fell in to the tank and bashed his head on the bottom and lost consciousness. The raptor had to much momentum to stop moving forward so it leapt over the hole, catching its leg on the metal and some blood fell into the tank.
The raptor then looked around for its prey and began to sniff. The scent went down to the floor below and the raptor jumped down. As it landed on the ground its tail hit a lever upwards, turning on the machine connected to the tank. As the machine began to whir, the raptor stared at it in shock and confusion. It stared through the glass of the tank and watched as the liquid began to bubble. Now would be a good time to tell you that this raptor is a female, as is most of the dinosaurs are on this island, and her name is Sheen.
Steam began to rise from the liquid and Sheen looked at the machine again with worry.
'What have I done?' the raptor asked herself.
Suddenly a leg with a boot came into view and Sheen realized that her prey was in there. Suddenly the raptor felt a pang of worry for her prey, what? Why is she worried about what happens to her prey, when she is just going to eat it when it comes out of there!
As Sheen was looking the leg disappeared back into the whiteness and something unexpected came into view, the tail of a raptor. Sheen's blood ran cold as she ran back and stared into the monitor, on the screen it showed the words:
DNA sequence changing…
DNA 1: Human, young male.
DNA 2: Veloceraptor, female, blood.
Beginning fusion genes…
Sheen didn't know what most of the words meant but the ones she did know, they did not look good.
'What have I done?' she asked herself again.
Suddenly the monitor beeped and drew the raptor's attention back to it.
DNA sequence complete…
DNA 1: nothing
DNA 2: Veloceraptor, young male.
May remove subject now…
Sheen stared at the machine and if she were a human she would have let out a gasp. The raptor ran back to the glass and stared into it, the liquid was now clear and floating around in it was a young male raptor. Sheen stared in shock as she looked around for her human prey, only when she noticed the ripped clothes on the raptor did she realize that it was him.
"I-I turned him into one of my species!?" Sheen exclaimed aloud in amazement.
The raptor in the tank hadn't moved yet and she began to grow worried.
"Did I kill him? No please no!" she said as she began to kick the glass.
Tiny cracks began to appear on the surface and Sheen took a few steps back and rammed herself into the glass, creating more cracks that spider webbed across the glass. She rammed herself into the glass again and this time she was rewarded with the glass shattering and the liquid pouring out. The raptor stepped back and let the stuff drain out all over the cement floor.
Sheen then walked up to the hole and stepped inside the machine, grabbing the other raptor's tail in her mouth, she pulled him out. Sheen dropped the tail and stared at the young raptor in front of her in shock and wonder, with a little worry in her eyes.
'I can't believe that I did this to him! This is all my fault!' the raptor said as she bent over and wiped away some of the liquid from the raptor's face with a claw. She stared down sadly at the dinosaur that had been her prey not but a few minutes ago.
'Poor thing, if I hadn't chased you, you wouldn't be the way you are now. You just ran because you wanted to live and now…you are just like me, a predator," said the raptor to herself.
If Sheen could cry she would be doing it right now, for she a raptor had never felt guilty of anything that they had done before, but she did now. This was her fault and he was now her responsibility, she would take care of him. Suddenly as Sheen was pulling the tattered clothing from his body the raptor gave a small groan. Sheen froze and looked at his face, in what could pass for a raptor's look of joy.
"Are you alright? Please tell me you are alright?" begged the raptor as she bent over him.
Alex opened his eyes, everything was blurry and to bright, he closed them again. He heard a female voice say something but he couldn't hear it clearly. He opened his eyes again and his vision was back to normal, or as normal as it used to be. His hearing began to come back and he heard the voice again.
"Oh, good! You are alive, can you stand up?" asked the voice.
Alex looked tried to move his head but it his neck muscles hurt for some reason, so he just got unsteadily to his feet. Something felt different about his body, he tried to take a step forward but nearly fell to the floor but some one grabbed him under his chest and pushed him up. Suddenly his eyes opened wide, the hands that were holding him up only had three fingers and a long claw.
"Its ok, you do not have to fear me, just turn toward me!" said the voice from Alex's left.
Alex gulped and turned, he nearly fell to the floor in fright when he realized it was the veloceraptor that had chased him into this room that was holding him up.
"Get away! Get away from me!" Alex shouted in fear as he tried to get away from the raptor's grasp.
Sheen looked into his eyes with a sad expression and Alex stopped to stare at the raptor.
'Why does she seem so sad all of a sudden?' he asked himself.
He then realized that the raptor was crying in its own manner of soft wails and moans as her body shivered. The raptor then let go of him and sank to the floor where she 'wept'.
"P-please forgive me! I-I d-didn't mean to t-turn you into…to change you into…" she was to upset to continue.
Alex stared in shock when he realized that he had understood what she had just said. He then walked up to her and looked down.
"What do you mean?" he asked her.
Sheen looked up at the male raptor in front of her and let out a sad moan.
"For turning you into a raptor like me," she finally said.
Alex stared at her in shock and then looked down at his hands, they have three fingers and a long claw, he turns his head around and looks at his body. He nearly shrieks when he realizes he has a tail, his skin is now blue-greenish colored scales and he has small fan spikes along his neck. Alex immediately falls to the floor and begins to 'cry' himself.
Sheen stands back up and walks up to him, she begins to rub her head against his.
"I am sorry! If I only hadn't chased you, you would still be yourself. But you don't have to worry, I will help teach you how to hunt and to live like our species, I will not abandon you!" she said.
Alex looks at her with a grateful look in his eye.
"Thank you, and you are forgiven. My name is Alex!" he said as he slowly stood up.
"My name is Sheen," she said as she helped him to stand.
Sheen then leads Alex outside the labs and heads into the jungle.
"Where are we going?" asked Alex fearfully.
Sheen turned around and walked up to him and nuzzled against him again.
"We are going to my nest, I am not part of the main raptor pack, for my mate was banished!" Sheen said as she and Alex walked side by side.
"What happened to him?" Alex asked.
The female raptor looked down at her feet.
"He was eaten by the spinosaurus," was all she said.
Alex bowed his head and he rubbed his head against hers.
"I am sorry…for your mate!" he said.
Sheen smiled and nodded her head.
"Come my nest isn't that far now!" and she broke out into a run and Alex followed, matching her speed.
Later that night, as Alex was lying in his own nest that he had made beside Sheen's, he looked up at the stars and he wondered if his foster parents even missed him, he was also wondering if Mark was still alive, somewhere on the island. Sheen stirred and looked over at Alex.
"What's wrong Alex?" she asked him.
The raptor turns to face her and smiles sadly.
"Nothing, just thinking about, my home, my foster parents and my friends…" he stops and looks down for a minute.
Alex shakes his head and then looks back at Sheen with a full smile, showing his razor like teeth.
"But, I can worry about that the next day, goodnight Sheen!" he said as he went to sleep.
"Goodnight Alex!" said Sheen and she too lays her head down and goes to sleep.
Somewhere else on the island another human was running for his life. Mark leapt over a root and ran around a tree. A loud roar behind him made him look back and not where he was going. There was a small incline ahead of him and he tripped over the edge. Mark cried out in fear as he tumbled down the embankment. He lay on the ground for a minute in a daze and when he made to get up he felt a draft of warm breath hit his back. He looked up and screamed in fright, for there stood a T-rex right over him, the one that had been chasing him for the past hour or so. The dinosaur bent down and opened its huge maw, exposing its teeth.
Mark screamed again and tried to get up, but the T-rex was to fast and it clamped down on his right arm. Mark howled in pain and the T-rex's sensitive hearing made it drop Mark and scrunch its eyes shut. Mark landed on the ground and looked behind him, spotting an old lab building and ran for the door. The dinosaur saw its prey getting away and it lunged for the boy again, but this time Mark leapt threw the opened door and instead of landing on the floor he fell past the railing on a platform and fell into a tank with a strange white liquid. His head hit the floor and he lost consciousness.
The T-rex rammed the building in anger at losing its prey, causing parts of the cement ceiling inside to fall. One piece of cement landed on a button that turned on a machine that was connected to the tank that Mark was in. Suddenly the screen glowed and words appeared:
DNA sequence changing…
DNA 1: Human, young male.
DNA 2: Tyrannosaurus, male, skin pieces.
Beginning fusion genes…
After about a few minutes the machine begins to beep.
DNA sequence complete…
DNA 1: nothing.
DNA 2: Tyrannosaurus, young male.
Warning: must remove subject quickly or body will break tank…
But since there was no one there to remove the small T-rex from inside the tank, its body began to grow at an alarming rate. Red lights flared on the monitor as Mark's body began to push against the sides and the glass began to crack. Suddenly just as an alarm began to go off from the machine, Mark's body burst through tank and destroyed the machine.
Mark was still out so he never notices as his body begins to take on the proportions of an adult T-rex. His body continues to grow until it bursts through the walls of the building and the roof collapses. Mark soon stops growing and he begins to breath normally, he is now asleep, no longer unconscious.
Well what did you think? I got this idea from reading silver11k's Jurassic Park New Life! This takes place before the boy Eric arrives on the island so it is pre-Jurassic Park III. Please read and review, I would like to have some feedback for this story!