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George Bernard Shaw once wrote: There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart`s desire. The other is to gain it. As far as I concerned, Shaw was a punk. 'Because you know what? Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do, give up? Quit? No, I realize now that when your heart breaks, you got to fight like hell to make sure you're still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The confusion and fear? That's there to remind you, that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for. (One Tree Hill)
Michael sat in the couch and I took a sit in front of him. He took a deep breath before he starts to speak.
"Because I had no choice." He said and then continued "Like Vincent I thought I was doing the right thing, but after a few years I found out the truth and when I found out that Vincent was on the project…"
"How did you found out, anyway? And why they accept him? You were a firefighter, you two had the same last name, it's not like they didn't know the reason why Vincent enlisted!" I was so confused with everything. I need answers, but at the same time I want to hear the answers?
"My DNA responded very well to the project, they thought Vincent would be the same, but something really wrong happened, something that not even your mother was ready for."
"What do you mean?"
"Somehow, someone found out about the project so they have to shout everything down, that united was new and the soldiers were still in transformation so without your mom know they add something in the last injection, which turned the soldiers more aggressive like wild animals in a cage without food or water."
"So they killed everyone" I said
"First of all, you need to understand that this project didn't start after September, 11th. This is a lot bigger, Catherine. This comes back to Hitler."
"All those experiments Hitler did, was all about to create not only the perfect human being, but also, to create the perfect beast."
I shook my head in shock "Oh my God!"
He nodded "I don't know the responsible but somehow Hitler's plan end up in wrong hands and they started to recreate those experiences. When I woke up in a hospital I was so confused, I had no idea what was going on, and when I tried to move my legs I couldn't. They showed me pictures, images of what had happened; they showed me a casualty list and I lost it. My brother was a great man, he had a wife, a son and a daughter…It wasn't right."
I stared at him, he seemed in his own world as he spoke, it seemed like he was back at the day he woke up and realized that nothing was the same.
"What did you do then?"
They told me about this Project, that would allow us to be strong, faster and better; that an army like us wouldn't need a thousand men. I thought about how many lives could be saved, how many mothers wouldn't have to receive a call saying her son or daughter was dead…I thought about my mom, Jake's wife, his children and I knew what I had to. You have to understand that I'm not like Vincent or… Nathan…"
He said Nathan's name carefully, it was like a knife in my chest "I'm not that strong or faster. I don't heal quickly either. They made a lot of progress since 1930, but they made a lot of mistakes too. With two months of the injections I was walking again, so they stopped the procedures and I start to work for them. For 2 years I thought what I was doing was the right thing, we saved people in Africa, South America… but then I heard one of the chief talking…"
It was a lot to process, hours ago I just lost my best friend and here I am with Vincent's brother was supposed to be dead, who was supposed to be a traitor. "So, someone of the government knew about the project in Afghanistan that's the reason why the project was aborted?" I asked to make sure if I understood correctly.
He nodded "After that I found a list with all the soldiers involved and…"
"And you learn that Vincent was one of them." I continued
Michael stood up and went towards the window "I was so angry at that moment, when I saw Vincent's name; the first thing in my mind was my mom and dad. They buried Jake, thought that I was dead and then Vincent? Buried all their children…It wasn't fair to them, I can only imagine the pain they felt…So I start to investigate and got in contact with The Phoenix, this organization that has only one purpose…"
"Take Muirfield down for good. Yeah Nathan told me about it. That's how you met him? Did he know that you were Vincent's brother?"
"Yeah, Nathan and I have been really great friends. I found Phoenix before him, so I was the one that saved him from Muirfield when he started to transform. I thought about run away from Muirfield but we decide that I should continue to work for them."
"So, you've been undercover at Muirfield." I passed my hands through my hair "Listen, this is a lot to take in, I'm not sure if I trust you or not. But Nathan left me a message and I trust my instincts and they said I should give you a call."
"Fair enough. This is not easy for me too Catherine, I had to choose to let Muirfield find out about me and risk Artemis life or help them get her and know where she would be. I know you might not agree but it was our best shot. Now you all know that she is going to Washington."
"Nathan called you. didn't he?" I asked after a few seconds "What was the plan?"
"When he was at the car with you I called him and we were with Artemis. Muirfield's plan was to have both of them. When we didn't hear from him, they thought he was going towards San Antonio, so we brought Artemis here. Nathan called me and I told him everything. so we agreed to let Muirfield have him too and we all would continue with the plan. But they made a test in Artemis blood and they made me stay with her. I didn't know they were going to kill Nathan."
I sighed "Do you know why they want Artemis so badly, right?"
He nodded "She is unique, she is Meg's daughter and…"
"That's not only that. After I talked to you, I went to the library; Nathan had this tattoo and I needed to know what he wanted to tell me."
"What do you mean?"
I sighed, if I tell him this, there is no going back. "Artemis is the cure." He looked shocked at me 'I hope you are right, Nathan.' I thought before a explain everything to him.
I know this was short, especially after a month without any news from me, but I thought this was a good place to end since has a lot of information here. You will understand Catherine better in the next chapter. Thank you so much for your support and have a great week.