Out in the Park, Unknown Paddock
Nowa her shirt is soaked, and face all wet, walks away from the tree. Ethan, Grant, Tomoe, and Shizuka follow.
"Oh, great. Now I beat she'll never try anything new!" Ethan Remarked.
Nowa is embarrassed and ticked off. She continues to walk ahead, in the direction of the North end of the Island.
"She'll just sit in her room and never come out and do what ever Elves do."
"I'm the Guardian of the Forest!"She says as she wipes off some of the Mucus and throws it at Ethan.
"That's what I said! You're a hippy!"
Tomoe and Shizuka smile at the Bickering Children, oblivious to Grant, who has stopped by a tree root trunk.
Grant is still crouching on the ground below the tree where he landed, staring at something in the palm of his hand. Tomoe and Shizuka look back at Grant, as soon as they see it there Eyes widen.
Below the Tree was a whole clutch of dinosaur eggs! All hatched, now empty. Grant picks up one of the fragments, a large one… nearly half an egg. Nowa and Ethan run to Grant when they noticed the Adults had stopped.
"You know what this is?" Grant said, staring at the Eggshell.
"It's a dinosaur egg. The dinosaurs are breeding."
All of them looked at the Egg with Surprise.
"But… my grandpa said all the dinosaurs were girls." Ethan said as he took the eggshell from Grant.
"Amphibian DNA." Grant said.
"What's that?" Nowa asked.
Tomoe answered this time.
"Well, on the tour… the film said they used frog DNA to fill in the gene sequence gaps. They mutated the dinosaur's genetic code and blended it with that of frogs."
Grant nodded then continued.
"Now, some frogs have been known to spontaneously change sex from male to female, in a single sex environment. Eilin was right! Look!"
Grant then pointed at a trail of two-toed footprints.
"Life found a way." Grant said, his gaze lit up.
The mood in the room is hopeless. Eilin, her wounds bandaged, but in real pain, hangs around with Leina and Claudette, hoping for some development while Ymir is still at the computer terminal and looking a mess, she doggedly sorts through the computer system's lines of code. One. By one. By one. They Blip by, reflected in her battle axe. She turns and stares up at Vance with a look of absolute incredulity on his face.
"No, no, no, that's crazy, you're out of your mind, he's absolutely out of his mind!" She said.
"Wait a minute. What exactly does this mean?" Leina asked.
Vance turns to her, the twinkle back in his eye.
"We're talking, my dear, about a calculated risk, which is the only option we have left. We will never find the command Risty used. She covered her tracks far too well, and I think it's obvious she's not coming back."
Vance then turned back to Ymir.
"So shutting down the system…" Vance started.
"You'll have to get somebody else, because I Won't do it." Ymir interrupted.
"…shutting down the system is the only way to guarantee to wipe out everything she did. If I understand correctly, all the system will come back on their original start-up modes, correct?" Vance Continued.
"Theoretically, yes but we've never shut down the system before. It may not come back at all." Ymir Replied.
"Will we get the phones back?" Leina asked.
"Yeah, again, in theory." Ymir replied, getting Impatient.
"What about the lysine contingency? We could put that into effect." Claudette said.
"What's that?" Leina asked.
"That is absolutely out of the question." Vance said, pissed off, as he walked away from the Group.
Ymir then Replied to Leina's Question.
"The lysine contingency is intended to prevent the spread of the animals is case they ever got off the island. Dr. Owen inserted a gene that makes a single faulty enzyme in protein metabolism. Animals can't manufacture the amino acid lysine. Unless they're continually supplied with lysine by us, they'll slip into a coma and die."
Vance then finally losses his cool. He bellows, summoning every ounce of authority at his command.
"PEOPLE… ARE… DYING!"
At that moment no one dared to speak. Ymir just looks at Vance. Vance then regains his cool.
"Will you please shut down the system."
Ymir swallows and gets to her feet. She mutters something as she walks slowly across the room to a red metal box on the wall. She takes a key from her belt, unlocks the door, and opens it.
There is a row of four switches inside. She flips them off, one by one, leaving only a single lever left.
"There you go." She says as she flips the Last Switch off.
Every monitor, every terminal, every fluorescent light shuts out. Plunging them into near-darkness.
They just sit in eerie stillness for a moment.
"How long does this take?" Leina asked.
"'Bout thirty seconds."
They wait, in tense silence.
Finally, Ymir turns back to the box. She flips the row of safety switches back again, then hesitates by the main switch.
"Hang on to your Butts."
She throws it. And nothing happens. There is a very long pause.
Ymir, who can't quite understand this, races over to the main monitor.
"HAH! It's okay! It's okay! Look! See that?! It's on! It worked!"
They stare at the monitor, which glows with a faint amber light, the only mechanical thing in the room that's on. The left hand corner of the screen displays two words…
"Wait a minute? What do you mean "worked"? Everything is still off!" Eilin said, grunting.
"The shutdown must have tripped the circuit breakers. All we have to do is turn them back on, reboot a few systems in here, the phones, security doors, half a dozen others, but it worked! System ready!" Ymir replied.
"Where are the breakers?" Claudette asked.
"Out in the maintenance shed, other side of the compound. Three minutes, and I can have the power back on in the entire park." Ymir said.
"Just to be safe, I'd like to have everybody in the emergency bunker until Ms. Ymir returns, and the whole system is back on its feet again." Vance said, leading everyone out of the Control Room.
Out in the Park, Open Field
Grant, Ethan, Nowa, Tomoe, and Shizuka walk through the park grounds, heading across a relatively open area. Grant consults the map.
"I'm tired, hot, and I'm hungry." Both Nowa and Ethan say in unison.
"The visitor's center should be just about a mile beyond that rise. If we keep…"
They suddenly hear an animal cry. Grant looks up to see a dinosaur with a long neck and legs.
"Ethan, can you tell me what they are?" Grant asked, snapping at Ethan.
"Galli… uh... galla… uh… Gallimimus." He Replies.
The Herd then suddenly changed direction all together.
"Look at the wheeling… the uniform direction change! Like a flock of birds evading a predator!" Grant says, blocking the sun out of his eyes.
"They're… uh… flocking this way." Ethan said as he backed up.
Nowa, Tomoe, and Shizuka all did the same.
Right as the First Gallimimus cleared the top of the Hill they all started to Run.
Grant soon realized what had happened.
They where caught in a huge Stampede as forty to fifty of the Dinosaurs where running across the field. They all tried to outrun them but the Herd was slightly faster.
Chunks of everything fly everywhere as the herd plows right and left of them, their clawed feet striking the ground dangerously close to the group.
As one ran, its foot hit Tomoe's Right leg, causing her to fall over. Grant Quickly helped Tomoe up.
The Group then climb over a Log in the field, knocked over by the Storm last night.
They all hid under it as the Herd jumped over the Log.
Finally, they pass. Grant peers up, over the top root. He looks toward the trees, which the herd is now running alongside.
A roar comes from somewhere within the trees.
Suddenly a T-rex bursts out, ahead of the herd, cutting them off, throwing them into disarray, scattering them everywhere.
They all stare as the rex kicks it into overdrive, runs down one of the Gallimimus, and sinks its teeth into its back.
The Gallimimus howls in pain. It then looks up at the T-rex, but the Rex then bites down on the neck of the Gallimimus.
As the Group watches the Rex then picks up the Galli and starts to shake it. It then pulls something off of the Galli and looks towards the group.
Ethan and Grant half rise to their feet, staring in wonder.
"I want to go now!" Nowa said.
"Watch how it eats!" Grant said, looking at Shizuka and Tomoe, who are looking the other way.
"Please!" Nowa plead.
"Bet you'll never look at birds the same way again." Grant said quietly.
"Yes." Ethan just said.
The Rex pauses during its meal and roars. After wards it continued to eat.
"Let's go!" Tomoe whispered into Grant's Ear.
"Okay. Keep low and Follow me."
All but Ethan did so. Grant then looked back and saw Ethan was still looking at the Rex.
"Look at all it's blood!"
Grant then walked up and grabbed Ethan from behind and went back to the Rest of the Group.