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He couldn’t do it. Slamming down his pen on the table, he listened to it clatter to the ground. Running a hand down his face, Diego licked his chapped lips with a heavy sigh. When would it end? He thought to himself miserably. For ten years he’s sat at his desk, wondering, hoping, that this job would get easier. But witnessing all those test subjects die one by one, it revealed a hollow cavity that told him it would never change. What these people were doing, what they were creating...it was mad. He couldn’t do it anymore. Failure after failure, what difference would it make if another life was lost?
Shaking his head, Diego pushed the file away from him adamantly.
Slowly, his gaze passed the glass wall and locked on the girl that lay motionless on the metal table. Her eyes stared vacantly up the ceiling- forever frozen in a world of terror. Goosebumps rose on Diego’s skin, the feeling of cold fingers playing at the base of his spine.
There was no stopping the project. They wouldn’t stop until they had they’re perfect creation. He knew that he had to do something. Diego couldn’t stand being here- in a place of merciless brutality. Getting up from his seat, Diego took off his work uniform. Grabbing his trench coat from the hanger, it’s then that his ears picked up a noise. It was coming from down the hall, piquing his interest. It’s then that Diego felt his heart race. The sound of a baby crying in its crib made his gut twist painfully. He was the last one- the last failure. Squeezing his eyes shut, Diego weighed the most heaviest decision of his life. He had to do this. There was no turning away.
Entering the nursery, he saw the little baby lying alone- swaddled in blue blankets. Diego glanced around, making sure no one was present. When he was sure he was alone, Diego brought in one big breath of courage, and picked up the baby. It was a boy, one who made Diego feel weak like putty. The baby stopped crying, gazing deeply into Diego’s eyes.
“You’re safe, I’ve got you now,” He whispered softly.
Gently, the baby reached out and touched his face. A smile curved at the edges of Diego’s lips. He could do this. He could raise this child.
In a sudden moment, the room was plummeted into darkness. Alarms rung out through the building, reverberating down every hall. Panicked, Diego hastily collected himself and rushed out of the nursery.
They would never have him. Diego knew the fate of this baby, and there was no way in hell that they would ever touch a hair on his head again. He was this boys last hope in life, and Diego would make sure that they would both be happy and safe.
The baby squirmed in his arms, and Diego looked down and murmured,
“I won’t let them hurt you. You’re safe with me, and I will never let any of these bad people get you,”
A tear streamed down Diego’s face as he reached the elevator. His finger pressed the button, and it was then that he heard security. Their guns could be heard with heavy footsteps, and Diego stood defiantly- determined to escape. The doors to the elevator opened, and it wasn’t until the doors closed that shots were fired. Diego knew that as long as him and his boy were alive, they would never be safe.
Guywithgunz: Vanessa's saga has been an ongoing labor of love for the author and her core gp of fans.The saga as a whole is a must read for fans of Adventure / SciFi stories. The uploads here are in need of a final look by an editor for the spelling and grammatical errors that have crept in somehow into the f...
ga1984: I really enjoyed it! Characters were deep and plot was pretty complex. A bit on the violent side but it doesnt detract from the story. Very dark but situations make sense. Ends kinda abruptly and later chapters will need some editing work. I'm assuming there's more in the works?
263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...
tyleroakleyfan: thank you for writing this story I loved it. it was great I enjoyed every minute of it I couldn't stop reading you did a fantastic job. Thanks for killing ron he was starting to piss me off. he was being a dick. I love that you made it a gay love story its about time someone did. love it great job.
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PaulSenkel: If you like Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey, especially The Final Odyssey, then you will probably also enjoy this book. I definitely did.It does, however, address a more adolescent public than the above-mentioned book.I enjoyed the story and finished it in a few days. The overall situation on earth an...
hypaalicious: This story follows two main characters, Zoey and Derek, on a winding adventure that sucks you in from the beginning. It was easy to get into and get a feel for the world that the author is projecting, as well as all of the warring factions and difference of ideals that would otherwise be very co...
tyleroakleyfan: this was the perfect ending I loved it. thank you so much I enjoy the relationship that Draco and harry have and their children. im glad Vernon learned his lesson. and Dudley as a wizard did not see that coming but it gives him a way to be closer to harry. very good job with this. if you could ch...
mrh: This interesting take on the Harry Potter series fascinated me from line one on. I am in love with this tale and its characters and cannot wait to read the next chapter. I look forward to more soon.When can I expect the next chapter? I am so excited to read it!
_JosephJacobson_: I don't understand why this has such low ratings. I really enjoyed it!I think that the whole idea behind the plot had something very special and that was something that I really enjoyed. It was new, unique. I think that some of the writing was a little strange in places but overall it made sense ...
FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"
Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."