Dawn of a New Era

Chris' Journal

Welcome to the Resistance

I remember it well. It was the day we became more than five. It was the day we became “The Resistance”. Katashi Nakamura “Shadow”, Torpedo and I were still trapped in the hospital room, but it was clear that it was more of a prison as there were guards waiting outside. I quickly asked Shadow for his military grade knife while we planned an escape. Torpedo was still under the influence of our silver plated halos. While I was preparing by hiding behind the door, fate forced our hand. The soon former Dr. Swanson and two guards walked into the room. After Dr. Swanson entered and saw that there was only Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” and Torpedo, I jumped behind the door and planted Shadow’s knife into the guards face with full force. The other side officially gained its first casualty. Shadow subdued the other guard, while Torpedo silenced Dr. Swanson. I quickly put on the dead guards uniform and instructed Shadow to do the same. Shadow and I interrogated Swanson to learn how to shut off these halos. At the moment we were only focused on ourselves. She stated that the generator was powered by supers and to remove the supers would remove the generator and its capabilities. Unfortunately those powering the generators could not be saved in the removal process. This was when we proceeded to knock out the remaining guard and strap both him and Swanson into our once occupied beds and gag them.
After we made short work of the two, we devised a plan to use Torpedo as our prisoner and transport her to the basement to be used as a power source for the generator. As we left the room, we saw that the situation was much worse than once thought. It appears that all the supers have been reduced to an almost lobotomy style state and these once great heroes feared the guards as if they were stronger. It became evident that our mission was not just for ourselves anymore, but for the supers all around the world. As we continued down the hallway, some guards stopped to ask us why we had our “prisoner”, Torpedo, and why my faceplate had a hole. I quickly explained that Torpedo had resisted the halo and is now subject to being put in the pods for the generator. It worked. The guard dismissed my excuse with a laugh and even looked in the general direction of the basement. Unfortunately after heading that direction for a while, we remembered Dr. Swanson’s warning that we would not be able to see the way to the basement with our halos on. Therefore we needed a plan. This was were I told Torpedo to use her acting to the best of her ability and beat us up in front of a guard. That didn’t take much convincing on our part, as she hit us extremely hard. She didn’t hold her punch at all. That’s when I noticed her in a new light. I felt pity for her. How could such a beautiful being not be observant of her natural looks? Why must humans be so afraid of us that they try to conform us to their version of normal? It was at that point that I truly began to appreciate her for her natural gifts and beauty. Then I hit the floor like a sack of potatoes and Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” followed shortly after. It worked. The guards came over quickly and subdued Torpedo. It took all of my strength to refrain from crushing these puny homo-sapiens like bugs. Every kick brought me one step closer to the edge. I pulled the guards of and pulled rank on them. I was extremely lucky that the guard I killed happened to be a Sergeant or we never would have gotten as far. I ordered one of the guards to lead us to the basement so that we may safely escort the prisoner. It was at this time alarms started going off. “TWO CLASS 5 Mutants have escaped!” This almost killed my plans. However, I kept my cool and demanded the one to guide us so that our prisoner did not escape and aid the other two. This also worked and we were off running down the halls. Eventually the soldier I was following ran straight throw a wall. This freaked the crap out of me, but then I remembered Swanson’s description and slowly walked through, while Shadow bravely ran through. It was a teleporter room and we soon found out that we were in for a rough ride as we appeared in a room with twenty-five rifles trained on us. Luckily they lowered them pretty fast when they saw us as one of them. One of them. It’s funny to think that this was the last time I was truly considered one of them. One of the scientists looked at us and pointed at pod sixteen. The guard carried Torpedo over his shoulder and I nudged Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” to give her his knife. It was do or die time. I saw the generator. It was huge and there was a blue force field around it. No matter. With that I looked at Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” and I can only hope he knew what I was about to do. CRASH! The generator fell straight into the ground and blew out immediately. I had focused all the energy I could to make the generator weigh fifty times its normal weight.
With that the power went out. The emergencies kicked on for us to see that a simultaneous exploding sound was the supers within the pods imploding into a bloody pulp. This loss was unacceptable and those behind it will pay for it with their lives. I then took off my helmet turned to Torpedo, smiled at her while holding out a hand to help her out of her pod and stated, “Welcome to the resistance.” With that I quickly disrobed this uniform of hatemongers and let go. I let go of all the restraint within me, every last shred of it. The beast has been set free and it is time for him to feed. Gravitron calmly turned on his powers of kinetic energy and gravity manipulation. He walked over to the closest mainframe. It was clear that the guards now knew who we were. I picked up the mainframe and before throwing it, I said “You know those class 5 mutants you were looking for, well I’m one of them.” With that the last thing that went through thirteen of these guy’s heads was the power chord of the mainframe I hurled at them. I then picked up the second mainframe as they began to train their guns on me and killed another eight. I can only imagine that at that time Shadow and Torpedo were glad that they were on my side and also that they would never want to anger Gravitron in the future.
We arose to the hallways to see a station full of chaos. The supers, now freed from their restraints, were beating up guards. It was good to see my brothers back to their normal selves. I stood there with Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” and Torpedo and said “All those who want to live and escape come with me. We are leaving this base.” With that we started following the soldiers trying to escape to their ships. Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” grabbed one of the soldiers trying to sneak away and did an excellent job interrogating him, with the help of a brute of a hero grabbing his throat. The soldier stated that there are two hangars and he would lead us to one. We followed his lead and to our happy surprise we saw two large ships at our disposal. However, it was not time to leave. I turned to the other supers following us and told them to lead everyone they could find to these two ships and I told the brute holding the soldier to lead the rest to hangar one. In the meantime Torpedo, Katashi Nakamura “Shadow” and I were going to figure out how to fly these ships. As I sat down in the cockpit, I noticed that these ships were definitely not human technology, but luckily for all of us it was very close to how a human would lay out the controls.
When I was preparing my pre-flights and checking the radio, I heard a familiar response over the other end. It was Mihos, or so I thought. He stated that Mhoram, the senator and himself were there to rescue us. We didn’t really need the rescuing at the moment but the effort and the thought gives me renewed confidence in each of these people and now I can truly call them friends instead of colleagues. Well, this was enough information for me, and we took off as soon as we could before the place self-destructed. From what I heard over the radio, Mihos was attempting to blow up a backup generator to stop the self-destruct sequence. This did not work out as planned. I won’t bother with the details.
As we began to enter Earth’s orbit we heard the familiar voice of Gonzalez over the radio. He stated we had moments to live as he shut down our engines. Thankfully I am a trained pilot and have studied the aerodynamics of most aerial vehicles. I was able to land with relative ease. I can not say so for the other pilots, but they at least managed to land somewhat safely. As the other ships were letting their passengers off I went to the back to talk to mine. I stated that we have been chosen to be guinea pigs. We are lower than humans and will continually be treated as such. It was time to make a stand. Together we stand stronger than we do separately. With that several supers chose to stay behind. We had the first seventy members of what would now become known as the Resistance.
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