It was Grey.
"Theo!", Grey called my name like we haven't seen for years. She grabbed and hugged me as tight as she could. And I hugged her back.
"I'm glad to see you here Grey. You don't know how much I was worried about you. When have you been here?"
"I was brought here not too long when you entered this dome. And about your Mom and your siblings, I woke up without them. I don't know whether they have survived Drak... or not.", Grey explained.
"Now you just answered one of my unanswered questions since I woke up in this place. Do you have a clue what place is this Grey?"
"I'm clueless about what this place really is but have you noticed that it looks similarly with our Earth?", Grey asked.
"You're right. But what's making this place weird are those blue-eyed creatures. They just look like us but with very white complexion. Their telepathic and telekinetic powers scare me. That old man just commanded me to follow him even if I really don't want to, my body just walked by itself. I don't want that to happen again."
I took Grey's both hands and held them tightly. We're near the entrance door, occupying just a minute space from the over-sized dome. There's nothing much inside the dome, just chairs, the nude metal scaffolding of the structure and the definite lines on the floor. They looked like slits on the floor but thin.
Right where Grey's chair she sat earlier was the first line I noticed. Then a second chair near the next. Then so on. I can't count them all but let's assume over 600 chairs. The lines are almost to perfect square of 100ft, and imagine that each square has over 600 chairs. That's how huge... no, gigantic the dome is.
I tried to cross the definite line but there was a field that stops me from getting on the other side. Another force field.
"Seems like we're going to be alone in this space."
"No, you're not."
A strange voice sounded from one of the squares of the dome.
"We're just here. It's just that, you can't see us. I mean, we can't see each other. But definitely can here your voices, even heard your earlier conversations there."
The voice sounded like of an old lady.
"Okay.", Grey said.
To my curiosity..
"Who are you? Are you one of those blue-eyed creatures? Why are we here?"
"Hold a minute boy. I'm an old lady so better ask questions one by one.", the old lady said. "So, if you are asking about my name, I'm Laura."
"So, old Laura, are you blue-eyed too?"
"No. If I was blue-eyed, I should've escaped this dome. "Remember how that old Rouald got out of the dome effortlessly? It is because he is blue-eyed. Not like us."
"I saw that coming. So that old man was Rouald then. So why were we brought down here?"
"Simply because we're marked.", Laura said shortly. "That Rouald must have caused you pain about activating your mark before he manipulated you for you to follow him up to here."
"I remember, the mark. It was really painful. How did he do that? I asked him about it but he just keeps on answering me with his two word sentences."
"Once you've felt a pain with his test, that means you have the mark. And that mark saved you life. And the life of your girl too.", Laura explained.
Grey looked at me and turned around. She combed her long black hair with her left hand showing her beautiful neck. She then moved her right hand and pointed her mark. I don't know if it looks the same with mine but haven't seen my mark yet.
"Rouald did the test to me before he brought me here. This is where I felt pain the most", Grey said.
"Mine is on the back of my right shoulder. It's a black circle."
"It's not just that. Each of us has a unique mark. They can only be seen at the time when a black hole swallows us. So it's definitely impossible to know which specific mark is ours, since we are brought to sleep at that time.", Laura said.
"So what's the deal with being marked?"
"They see us as a threat.", Laura said.