The Human Genome Project.The greatest scientific undertaking of our generation. The mapping of all 100,000 human genes. Labeling and detailing the DNA alphabet of each gene. With it many things were possible. Cures for everything from all forms of cancer to muscular dystrophy to everything in between. Everything. Curable....when given enough time. The secrets of the human body unlocked for all mankind to see. It would give eternal fame to whom ever solved this puzzle first. Then various scientists around the world that were involved with the Project began to wonder what it might be like to actually apply this research. What if they could recreate a mind like Einstein or even better what if they could create a human that was perfect. Of course this was said over strong drinks and with joking tones. Little did each know that within all of them ignited the spark of interest to see just what could be done with the information that they held tucked away from the rest of the world. The United States, France, Spain, Argentina, and Great Britain were the first at the same time to being taking samples from people who were deemed to have Paranormal talents.People who scored far higher on a wide variety of tests that was meant to test psychic abilities. Then people in poltergeist situations, it was theorized that it wasn't ghosts they were experiencing but rather their own unconscious exercise of powers they didn't even know they had. Thousands and thousands of samples taken and tested. Toyed and played with until the break through of a life time happened and changed everything.
Way out in the middle of nowhere fenced and patrolled The Shriners Institute, it was labled as a think tank and encompassed 25,000 acres in the Virginia countryside. So far out in the middle of nowhere with meadowed hills, woods with a plenitude of game that thrives untouched by man, ponds of ducks and lush grassy fields. It was the perfect hide hole for the United States' Special humans project, SHP. To the naked eye it seemed that security was minimal, however no animal moves across these acres without being monitored by motion detectors, heat sensors, microphones, cameras and camouflaged guards all of which feed a continuous river of information to a large super computer that is then also analyzed by various computers and team of hardened men and women. All tresspassers are subject to arrest but on the few occasions a hunter or a pack of teens manage to stumble upon their secret hide away they were merely escorted outside the perimeter and then monitored for the next 6 months. If they are labled as a threat the threat is eliminated...if not nothing happens. The cluster of buildings look harmless enough and right at the center if these seemingly peacefull acres stands a three story building that looks like a hospital but is in fact The Orphanage.
48 Children reside in this building and each and every one is under the age of six though a few looks older. They have no mothers or fathers all 48 are a mixture of genes slapped together to be observed for what will happen or what will come of their little creations. None of them was conceived in love, and none entered the world through a woman's womb. As fetuses they were nurtured and cared for in a mechanical womb in a laboratory. They are not given names. All with all laboratory rats, monkeys dogs and other creatures used for experimentation no name is given. to name them would be to encourage their "caretakers" to develop an emotional attachment to them. The "caretakers are the security men and women who double as cooks and to the scientists who observe and experiment on them as well as bring them into this world. These caretakers must be sure to remain neutral and emotionally detached in order to do what is asked of them properly. It is not the type of work for those faint of heart nor those how harbour any type of compassion in their bodies. The children are known by a letter and number codes that refer to the specific genes used for their special abilities.
SHP-56-96 lays in his crib on the third floor in a room all on his own. He is 1 years old, as an infant he never cried. He began walking at 6 months. Something that should have been impossible but for a few alterations in his genetic code along side one other female creation, SHP-29-96. They were given for sure the genes that would make them faster, smarter and much stronger than normal humans. They were expected to be the first class to outshine all the others that came before them. In his eyes is an eerie intelligence that does not match his very very young age. It bothers many of his caretakers. Infact SHP-56-96 and SHP-29-96 unnerve their caretakers enough that they are given the minimum of contact. For SHP-29-96 he is adventour es and daring, and already has a grasp of his abilities. Rubber balls of various colors levitate and spin in the air, floating from wall to we all or circle above his head. Window blinds raise and lower without being touched the lights flicker on and off. A teddy bear walks around his room all without the boy touching a single thing. When he and his counter part are three years old it becomes apprant that they both have consolable IQ's. SHP-56-96 and SHP-29-96 both love to learn and receive extensive tutoring daily. The first batch of creations are..eliminated as the scientists conclude they have reached their limits. No other creations are made after SHP-56-96 and SHP-29-96 so that all resources may be funneled towards them. The other "children" are kept for future plans, experimentation, and ultimately kept alive only to be killed sometime in the near future.
At the age of 5 both SHP-29-96 and SHP-56-96 are at a 9Th grade equivalent. SHP-56-96 has begun to show signs of rebelliousness and is quickly shown what happens to those who don't listen. He is shown what happens to the next batch of creations being eliminated. SHP-56-96 now obeys the rules with great reluctance. SHP-29-96 the female is given toys, more books and even movies. She is observed with great pleasure as her handlers wonder how special she is going to develop. Both subjects get 20 minutes to interact with each other under stern observation with guards. They are given toys and books. It is the first time SHP-56-96 has seen something so beautiful.
One of the children SHP-89-45 suddenly develops the ability to make small objects a pen, paper clips, a cup just vanish. He is 7 years old. When asked where he sends them he replies that he sends them elsewhere. When pressed for answers he replies its a place he calls "The All Dark". He can not bring anything back and can not send large object...yet. He does not like "The All Dark". Subjects SHP-29-96 and SHP-56-96 can both tell when SHP-89-45 makes something vanish.
3 months after discovering this ability subject SHP-89-45 dies. He suffered from vivid nightmares that caused him to uncontrollably send himself piece by piece into "The All Dark". Video showed first it was his thumb, then a toe, this a tooth, his left foot, another tooth, one eye from his left socket, an ear and then his heart.
9 years pass before subjects SHP-29-96 and SHP-56-96 are asked about the incident. In order to avoid losing their new prized creations. In those 9 years they were tested rather than pushed to their limits. However soon the higher ups wanted more, while it was impressive that the now 10 year old subjects held within them the minds more like adults than children they began to thirst for more. They wanted to see more of the abilities each of them were supposed to posses. Then they wanted those very abilities to be tested and to seem under how dire of circumstances they could be pushed until they ceased to function. When talk of this began to go around it was with great surprise that subject SHP-56-96 who has chosen to name himself Adrian, revealed that he held the ability to peer into a person's mind. The subject Adrian then revealed that he would....volunteer to be the test subject of the more...stressful tests as long as the others were left alone. Caretakers believe he is attempting to protect the rest of the creations however a few observers think he is merely trying to shield just one....his laboratory counter part SHP-29-96. Further study will necessary for now Subject Adrian who is the first to openly name himself though the staff is prohibited to use his self proclaimed name.
Adrian was standing in a room his eyes closed as he caused several objects to levitate off the table in front of him. Rising up were a basketball, a ruler, a 5 pound cannon ball and several large books. He appeared to be consentrating very hard on his task when in reality it was taking him no effort at all to lift these objects with his mind all at once. Still it wouldn't do for his "caretakers" to know just how strong he really was. The latest rounds of tests had been brutal to say the least but it was better for him to go through with it then any of the others. He need...no wanted to protect them. The head of the project was a sick sick man...and he had plans for them all. Adrian could feel the dark tainting the man's mind and it made his skin crawl as well as made him want to curl up and hide somewhere...but the others needed him. She needed him..well perhaps not. He knew from peering into the minds of near about everyone in on the "project" that she was supposed to be his equal if not better. He knew they were labled as Class-5 special cases the first of their Class. Finally after letting out a held breath he let the object fall onto the table and pretended the effort had been too much for him.
"I'm sorry...I couldn't hold it anymore...." Adrian pretended to be ashamed.
The observing caretakers were busy writting notes before giving him a false smile that did not reach their eyes.
You are doing well they said. But Adrian knew from their notes that he saw within their minds that they were eager to push him more to see just what set apart a Class-5 from a Class-4. He would not be able to delay them for much longer or they may label him as a failed subject and thus terminate him. He knew the Head of the project wanted to push him even further. He did not know just how far the man him wanted to go.
It was 5am when Adrian was roughly awakened from his deep sleep. He was used to this sort of thing to be awaken right before he truly rested and then put through a series of tests all of which he passed with flying colors. Sometimes he didn't even get to sleep at all. This time however was different he found himself being dragged to a different part of the facility. In fact he could not tell where they were exactly but he was quickly wondering what was going on before he could peer deep enough into the minds of the caretakers that were dragging him off he found that he was in a garage where he saw HER and 9 other creations ages ranging from 5-10.
"Morning! SHP-56-96 glad to see you are up bright eyed and busy tailed. Now your likely trying to figure out why you are here so I'm going to make this easy on that magnificent mind of yours." boomed a happy sounding but malicious voice that belonged to the head of the project, a Dr. William T. Hardcastle. The man stood at 6'2 with a lean body, he was 43 year old and had salt and pepper hair on his head. His eyes were a deep blue that almost looked black. He had a scar on his right cheek and had a dark fake tan. Dressed in a lab coat with black slacks he calmly pulled out a Sig Saucer handgun while walking over to one of the creations before calmly pointing the gun at the group at large.
"If you don't do what I ask right now. Right this very instant...I am going to kill the lot of you. I am tired of the games and I am tired of asking nicely...you might fool your caretakers but you don't fool me. Your holding back..you and that other one what's her number again....ah yeah SHP-29-96...you and her are holding back..Now theres pressure on me why you two aren't panning out how you were expected to be and now they want results so I want results. Look around you see all these parts...I have an idiot stepson who likes cars..I want you to rebuild his exact car, modifications and everything. Then I want you to tell me what he's been doing with the car and if this isn't hard enough for you, you have 5 minutes to do all of this until I decide to kill everyone. So if were you and wanted to still have some friends to talk to I would save this batch of freaks and get to using that big brain of yours. We start now." Dr Hardcastle ordered Adrian.
The young boy stood reeling though his mind like the others was not the mind of a child he was still only 10 years old and was suddenly in charge of other people lives. The caretakers had been busy placing on him small senors to monitor his body, brain and other bits of information. His eyes locked on SHP-29-96 as he swallowed hard very much aware that time was now his enemy.
"Start the timer and watch the computer. I want everything recorded something tells me we're gonna have a winner here." Dr.Hardcastle mused.
Hello this is my post for the Human's with Abilities rp. I had a taker for it and then they dropped out because of real life issues. Now to warn you it is quite long but that was needed for the backstory I built for the story and the explanation needed for our existence and a few other details needed for the story to make a bit of sense. Please Pm me if this catches your eye. We will talk about a few details. I hope I don't scare you away.