CH-1: 'WHY DO YOU GIVE THE SWORD TO THE YOUNG AND THE WEAK'…

"Before we all start with the project 'USKinRC', let us revise the major details of project 'US HEL Hamet'. For all those of you who arrived from foreign lands and are entirely devoted to our organization, we present the basic structure and function of the 'Bacillus virus'…"

The ultra-slim almost translucent seeming visual screen showed in extra large fonts 'US HEL Hamet'. The words quickly re-oriented themselves in an almost smoky appearing transition to show 'METHUSELAH'…

The hall is full of world renowned scientists, virologist, observant, engineers, nano and bio-nano mechanists and many other highly knowledgeable people who are selected to be a part of this project.

Another scientist moved to the altar to explain…

"This virus, as you see, is the technically designed bacillus or vampire virus…its structure is rod shaped unlike almost every virus and its genomic constituent is DNA instead of RNA…its DNA has a fourth helix, the D-base, that remains concealed and can be detected only when its regulator part is hyper-activated…the preliminary purpose of designing this virus is for making it act as a vector for releasing Interferons and Methuselah particles for prolonging human life as well as providing an exponential rise in immunity against almost all things considered as lethal for mortals…"

"However, it underwent a slight mutation by transduction and became Erythrocytophagous, instead of feeding on virus and malignant cells or foreign particles…as a result, the people who were artificially infected with this virus have to go for periodic blood transfusions to maintain a proper RBC balance…but since human RBCs are enucleated, it became rather impossible to make it resistant to virus attack for there is no nucleus to be transgenically modified…besides those people who were often chosen in early stages of product designing didn't get introduced to IVs, so the existence of Methuselahs couldn't remain a secret…carnage became imminent and much more prevalent, as a result the Vatican regained its authority to maintain rules and regulations for the protection of the Terrans…

and all of these do come under the Mars colonization programme…"

The ultra modern sensor detected the presence of a foreign CRO emission signaling the presence of an intruder; all the scientists stilled for a moment after which the detector device flashed negative…in spite of putting their entire trust in technology, they knew how often these gadgets let them down; they resumed their discussion…and nobody appeared to notice the intruder.

….A very young girl of nearly 15 smirked from behind the curtains as she set her widget in the video mode again…

"Another part is infection with this virus induces vampiric traits in victims with an incubation period of only 3 days on an average, of course. The blood count visibly falls resulting in pale skin complexion, concentration of de-oxygenated blood rises due to limitation of oxygen carrying capacity due to fewer availability of hemoglobin on RBCs…inducing an almost bluish tinge on the skin, the cytophagous activity of the virus becomes much more pronounced in UV rays, the sunlight, for it acts as a catalyst and the infected person has to confine himself indoor in day light hours, the virus concentration is more in blood rich areas, the brain, eyes and heart; as a result, those parts may become specifically modified, such as change of iris color, sharper intelligence and action to the extent that some may activate to a 'Haste mode' after which they will become easily fatigued, and aviation abilities by some due to development of an additional appendage, the wing for instance..."

"And lastly & most importantly, viral mutation further heightened these 'special' abilities enhancing development of psychokinetic and teleportation abilities which has resulted in the formation of a far more superior species— the METHUSELAHS."

The entire hall applauded at their latest discovery.

"So there you go…the most supreme of all beings the METHUSELAHS!"

"Supreme, my ass! They are worth even lesser than insects!" she scowled & spoke in undertone.

…and then, the mysterious committee of the scientists is disbanded temporarily.

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"Anna, did you get the thing?" a surprisingly warm and relaxed voice asked the girl as she spoke over her widget.

"Of course brother…these people are still living in Hitler's time," she spoke very softly and gracefully though her tone of sarcasm didn't go unnoticed by her brother.

He chuckled in a deep sensuous rumble, "So, you think of me as Hitler then!" and Anna blushed a bit; all her previous contempt and disgust vanished by then as she emerged as a sweet little innocent girl.

Fidgeting with her steps, she said a quick goodbye and disconnected the widget.

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Anna took a deep breath and smiled to herself; though she don't like the scorching heat of sun-rays at all, but today is different…the golden sun felt cozy & warm just like her brother.

The girl looked like a tender doll as she pressed her gazebo earring to listen to a song...walking gracefully, her former self appearing as her exact opposite- rash, bold but still beautiful.

…..her hair is the richest of all golden browns,

Fell up to her thigh, smooth as silk with very gentle curls…

Her skin is the whitest of all snows,

With a pinkish paleness, shimmered in golden dust…

Her lips the reddest of all plush cherries,

Her eyes like a kaleidoscope sucks me in…..

Her lips mumbled slightly with the words in the song…

All the people of the street gazed at her beauty as if she had descended from the heaven itself & her song well described her beauty; she was accustomed to being stared at and hated it all her life…she pressed her lips making a childish angry face and speed up her steps—after all, that's the only way to avoid this mess!

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AN: This is my first attempt in Sci-Fi as well as in Trinity Blood domain, so please be a bit nice…at the preliminary level you get a bit of scientific description of Methuselahs and Crusniks. We don't often get much sci-fi fan fiction in here, so I thought to make one. Also, this story will have a plot involving our beloved Crusniks (Abel & Cain) & an OC where mysteries of Crusniks & the ultimate predator will be revealed & ratings may go up as well…The chapter title is spoken by Father Nightroad in chapter-1 ("Oh Lord, why do you give the sword to the young and the weak?")

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