"If you really want to die, then die." The voice said. I heard the gun shot then woke up from the nightmare that I was having for the past month, screaming.
It was the same thing every night. My friends have gotten used to the screaming by now and were still sleeping. I felt my forehead to see if I was overheating and got out of bed. I splashed water on my face to wake myself up. My alarm clock went off when I was having breakfast and Jack got up. John and Lea were still sleeping.
"Good morning sleepy head." I said as Jack slipped his feet out of the covers.
He moaned and sleepily walked towards the bathroom. I heard the toilet flush a few moments later, then the sink water. He stepped out of the bathroom only to go right back to bed. I rolled my eyes and walked over to his bed. I thought for a moment then walked back to the kitchen, grabbed a bucket, filled it with ice, then walked back to his bed and dumped the whole thing on him. He screamed which woke up the rest of the room.
"What the hell did you do that for?" he yelled at me.
"If I didn't you would have slept till noon and missed class!" I said and walked back to finish my cereal.
He sighed and rolled up all the ice in his sheets. He walked to the kitchen, spilling ice, to dump it out. Lea walked in, only to slip on the ice. John then strolled in to help her up. This is kind of a daily routine, sometimes it is different though. They all grabbed some type of breakfast. It varies from cereal to eggs and bacon but only on Sunday do we have something like that. After breakfast we all got dressed and brushed our teeth. The fight for the sink could have lasted forever if I hadn't broken up the fight between the two boys. Then we left the house for school. We all were best friends sharing a mortgage for a house near River Wood College. I am studying heath to someday become a doctor and Jack is studying engineering and is really good at it too. John and Lea are both in sales. Class was kind of interesting. I had a substitute, her name was Mrs. Baricka and she actually taught me something I didn't know. After class (Which ended earlier than usual because of the sub.) I walked back home.
"Is anyone home?" I called.
No one answered. I shrugged and walked to the kitchen to put the keys away. A man, whom I had no idea who he was, was standing in the middle of the kitchen with a creepy smile on his face.
"Who are you and how did you get in my house?!?!?!" I shouted at him.
"Calm down." He said like he was actually expecting me to calm down.
"What?! NO! Get out of my house!" I yelled.
"Or what?" he asked.
"Or… or… or I will-" I quickly looked around for something to threaten him with when I found a half empty bottle. "Or I will hit you with this until I see your brains!!!" I threatened.
I know that I could've thought of something better but he was rushing me.
"You know you're kind of cute when you're angry." He said.
That just really pissed me off! I crashed one end of the bottle so that it would be sharp and charged at him. He smiled, grabbed my arm and broke it by twisting it. I screamed in agony.
"Ha! This is kind of fun." He said and picked up the bottle that I broke and smashed it on my head which knocked me out cold.
I woke up the next morning in a bed that was blinding white. I was also wearing a shirt that was white and white pants. I wore white socks to. My head hurt so I put my hand to my forehead and sat up. A door opened and a man walked in, followed by the man that almost killed me last night. I was frightened by this man so I curled up in a ball in the corner of the bed by the wall. The first man cocked his head.
"Why are you hiding, child?" he asked.
The fear suddenly turned to anger. I uncurled and sat at the end of the bed. I didn't know who this man was or in fact where I was so I didn't speak. The first man smiled a kind smile.
"It's ok, my child, no one will hurt you now." He said.
This made me feel better; unless he was lying.
"Where… where am I?" I stuttered out.
"You are in a lair that is owned by The Society. You've heard of us, right?" he asked me.
"Good." He said. "Do some tests on her. Find out what her power is. Call me once you find out." He said to the other man then left the room and closed the door behind him.
"SO, kid-" he said. "What's your name?" he asked me.
"Jenny… Jenny Brook." I managed to stutter out.
"Well Jenny you're in for a lot of pain." He said and smiled like this was fun to him!
What kind of person likes to torture for fun?!?!?!?!?!?! They dragged me to a room and chained my hands and feet down on a white table. They went in drawers looking for sharp utensils to stick into me.
"Are you going to put me to sleep?" I asked one of the people in a surgeons mask.
"No I am sorry but we need you awake to see if the test actually works." He said.
My eyes started to widen after he said that they weren't going to put me to sleep. Right as one of the people was about to stick a syringe into my arm I said "Stop! Hold on one second. Two things: one, don't I get a say in this?" I asked.
One man answered "No." he said.
"Ok two:" I continued. "Where exactly am I and what are you going to do to me?" I asked.
The man I was talking to before spoke, "Ok first of all that was two questions smashed into one and second of all you are in the experimentation lab of the Society and three we are going to experiment on my to find out what you power is because apparently you don't know." He said.
I sighed "ok boys… do your worst!" I said.
The rest of the morning was chaos. They were sticking things into me and writing down my reactions. Putting tubes into me and pulling syringes out of me. Some parts were kind of awkward, but they found out what I was after a few hours. They let me into another room like the one I was in before and called the man who I saw before. A few moments later the door opened quickly and the man walked in.
"So…" he said. "What are you." He said kind of awkwardly.
"Well apparently I am a healer. What does that mean?" I asked.
The man pulled out a gun and shot me in the arm. I was so surprised that I fell to the ground yelling and screaming.
"Oh, common. Stop being a pussy. But here stick your hand inside and pull the bullet out." He said.
I did as I was told and this hurt even more I screamed louder than before. He smiled "Ok, now concentrate and move your hand slowly over the wound." He said.
I concentrated but it was hard and moved my hand slowly over the gash. There was a small little blue light as my hand went over and the skin kind of crawled back into place. There was only a tiny scar where the wound used to be. My eyes grew big again.
"So you mean to tell me that I could do this my whole entire life and I didn't even realize it?" I asked him.
He smiled and nodded.
"Well then. Thank you for telling me this but I need to get back to Jack and the others. They are probably really worried." I said.
He smiled that creepy smile again. "I'm sorry but I can't let you do that." He said.
Ok now I am confused. What else can they possibly do to me?
"Why?" I asked.
"Because you have a one of a kind power that we haven't seen before. Please come with me." He said.
I got up and followed him out the door. "I want you to see where you are so that you can concentrate on more important things. You know… answer some of your questions." He said.
This (for some odd reason) was good news to me. Maybe I could break out of here when he is not looking.
"Oh and by the way-" he said. "You can call me James."
James was an idiot for telling me this. He didn't know what I could do with just that little bit of information. He showed me all kinds of things, like the torture chamber, the workout room, the experiment rooms (like the one I was in the day before), he even showed me various society people. Most of the men stared at me and it made me very uncomfortable. It was at this time that he had to make an important phone call so I looked around curiously making it look like I was bored waiting for him but I was actually looking for an escape. I saw a sign for stairs and started to casually and slowly stroll over to them. Then as quietly as I could I slipped into the door. The door said that we were on level 6 so I ran down the stairs. 5… 4… 3… a man was on a cell phone at level 2 so I stopped. He looked up at me and grinned.
"So there you are." He said.
My eyes grew big and I started to run up the stairs, but before I could the man shot me in the arm I tripped and fell down at level 3. There was a small space for me to kneel down and take the bullet out before the man ran up the stairs after me. I looked up and smiled as I slowly moved my hand over the wound and heeled it. Then stood up again and run up the stairs. Apparently the man was in awe from seeing this and barley moved when I got to level 5. When I was almost at level 6 the door opened and James entered the room. I quietly gasped and ran back down the stairs only to exit at level 5. It was a workout room again, and again all the boys were staring. I ran through the room and opened clear glass doors only to be awaited by ten men. One man pulled a trigger and an electric tazer attached to my skin. I shook until I fainted.