Harris wasn't able to think for himself. Pepper maintained full control over his actions. She had cuffed him to the bed in order to test that the Specimen was fully integrated into his system and that she maintained control of it. It seemed to be working as intended though. Harris would be extremely useful in finding John and Khyati. They might even trust Harris. But Pepper had Harris wrapped around her finger. John and Khyati wouldn't know this though. They would think that he had just been captured by the Company, experimented on and then escaped. Pepper could use Harris to find out the whole story behind the islands and the Companies lack of connection to it. Pepper knew the only way to the island was on boat. The Company helicopters would not get there. It was even hard for the Company to get a boat. Pepper had to go outside of the Company and look into the black market for a boat. That's how John and Harris would of got a boat before. Pepper realized that she could use Harris to tell her and help get a boat.

He would tell her anything. She already got him to tell him all the details about his Father and why the information was wiped. Harris Father was the project manager for Khyati. It was his life. Pepper knew like her Harris Father maintained a secret life behind their public appearance. For Harris Father it was being Prime Minister, for Pepper it was Public Relations. Pepper preferred her cover - it was easier to maintain. This was why the Company had attacked the govt. It was because of their program of developing Khyati. The Company wanted to do it themselves. They wanted to steal the development and do it themselves. Without the govt getting in their way. Pepper got Harris out of the building no problem. He was her toy and nobody questioned it. Pepper had arranged to meet the black market boat dealer that had delt with John and Harris in the past on the waterfront. The same place that Mary had been killed by Harris. Everything looked the same for Pepper. Nothing had changed. It gave her shivers thinking about what had happened there. Right in front of her own face. The Specimens that she had created where turned violent on her and the people around her - like Mary. Pepper guessed that it was only a matter of time before this happened. When you create something to harm others - they can turn it around and use it to harm you. It wasn't what Pepper wanted. She wanted Mary back. But Mary wasn't coming back. She was gone. Forever. And Pepper would just have to move forward. She had Harris - the one that had killed her as her slave. The mixture of Specimen and human. Some people would come out and say that it was wrong that Pepper had mixed the two. That humans and specimens should be kept apart. There is no known long term affects of mixing the two. The Company could do with it liked though, it would just blame the Resistance for any mistakes that it did. There was nothing that people could do then. They just accepted that it was the Resistance and moved on. People were gullible. The same black market boat dealer that sold John and Harris a boat showed up shortly after Pepper and Harris had arrived. Pepper gave one look at him and was instantly disgusted. She just wanted to buy the boat off him and leave to the island. She was getting annoyed with the boat selling talking to her. Pepper hurried him along. She was relieved when he finally handed over the boat and left. Pepper guessed that he didn't get out often. Harris said nothing the whole time the deal was happening. The boat dealer gave Harris a few strange looks. Pepper wondered if the boat dealer had reconsider him from last time Harris had brought a boat from him. Pepper got Harris to help her with getting to boat into the water. It was the same type as the boat that John and Harris had used. The boat was finally setup and the two got in and started saying off - leaving the mainland. It was both of their first times leaving the mainland. Pepper was quite excited to see this island. To see what the Company kept so hidden. She wondered how long it would be until they found out she had left the mainland. The Company didn't like people leaving the mainland. They had laws against it. Pepper had planned to return with good news for them though. With progress for the Company. That's what she was hoping for. It might not come true. But whatever happened Pepper would give it her best. Pepper and Harris sailed for several hours in the boat before reaching the island. Pepper was quite surprised of how different the island looked from the mainland as they sailed into the dock. Quite expertly they did not see someone. There were several small towns in the area that were abandoned that Pepper and Harris would search - looking for signs of John and Khyati. Pepper knew that they would be somewhere on the island. The two got off the boat and walked off the dock towards the town. Harris followed behind Pepper mindlessly.

Khyati enjoyed spending time with John. They would explore the town together and the surrounding areas. Just walking for hours. John had nothing left on the mainland and Khyati never knew anything different. John told Khyati about his past - the Resistance, the Company. Harris. Mary. Pepper. All those that had died. There was little that Khyati could tell John. She told him her first and only memory - of being woken up in the lab where he found her and given instructions such as to walk and climb objects around the lab. The next and only memory Khyati had was being activated by John. Since then she had not be deactivated. Khyati didn't want to be deactivate again. She liked being active. When she was reactive she was not any use. As time went on Khyati saw visions. Other memories. They were terrible visions and Khyati did not like them. She couldn't remember them. It was as they were wiped. It made Khyati wonder if she had her memories wiped. To keep secrets hidden. From the visions that Khyati was having she was not sure if she wanted to get the memories back. But she was curious. Khyati asked John about it but he didn't know of anyway of accessing the memories. He was interested in her finding out about the memories as it might shred some light on what happened to the island.


John and Khyati made it back to the hotel with the trolley of food. John was finally going to be able to have warm meal. He had found a gas cooker and bottle at the supermarket that he could use to warm up the food. It was mostly tinned food but John was happy that it wasn't only fruit. He could cook the baked beans with the gas cooker. Khyati followed John into the kitchen. John had pushed the trolley all the way from the supermarket to the hotel. The two unloaded it into the cupboard and started to make food. John was very happy to have something other than tinned fruit. He setup the gas cooker and made Khyati and himself baked beans. Like the tinned fruit before Khyati was very interested in the baked beans and how they were cooked. She watched as John made them. Mesmerized by how they warmed up in the heat. It's as she was experiencing it for the first time. Everything that John and Khyati did together was new for Khyati. She had only ever walked around a lab to please a few scientists. Now she was exploring outside. Seeing sights she had never dreamed off. She had been deactivate for a very long time. John had tried to ask her many times about how long she had been deactivate for and why. What had happened to the scientists. Khyati ignored it. She hated to think about it. Khyati knew that she was to blame. Everything started to go wrong once she was developed. Scientists started to die. Funding was cut. Scientists didn't want anything to do with the project. Govt started forcing Scientists to work on the project. They were slaves. Scared and pressured into it. Like the slaves working on the Pyramids before them.

What was going to happen to John. He couldn't just live out his days on the island surrounded by nobody except for Khyati. Weeks went by and he continued to stay at the hotel exploring the town and surrounding areas. He still had the boat. What was the point in going back though? There was nothing left for him in the mainland. He had no idea if Harris was alive or not. His resistance fighters had all been killed by Harris. John thought back to all the messed up events that had taken place. If he had not been at the Resistance headquarters would of they still been killed? He had hardly talked to Harris about the events. He just tried to accept it when he was with Harris but now that he was gone he had so many questions. And it was likely that Harris was dead. Killed by the Company. And if he wasn't dead then he would of been taken by the Company. What would they do with him. They could never trust him again after what he did to them. He tried to take them down. If he had been successful then it would be completely different. John would likely still be in the mainland. John had found out about who Harris father had been. He had known Harris almost his whole life and Harris had never told John. Never told anyone.

Pepper opened the door and entered. Harris had woken up and realized somewhat had happened to him. She had merged Specimen and Harris together. There was no way Pepper and the Company could of saved his life without the operation. Hopefully Harris would learn that. He was under their control now. Everything they told him to do Harris would do. He had no choice. No control. The Company had finally gained everything over him. He had nothing. In the past he had worked for the Company in order to gain information that was returned to the Resistance. This stopped because he was working on something big. Harris never had a chance to reveal what it was that he worked on for such as long time. For over 15 years he spent at the Company without any contact from the Resistance. He was not front line. The Resistance would of seen and heard him if he was. Instead he was behind the scenes. Pulling the strings that directed the future of the Company. The hours were long and Harris didn't have time for anything else except his work. He had no friends and talked to nobody outside of the Company. The only events that he attended were Company events that were a regular event. The hours took their toll on Harris though. He grew tired and sick. It had pushed him to the edge. He needed a break. Something else to do. It could of been anything. A holiday. Somewhere away from the large gray buildings that were Company Camps that just consumed him. There was no color. He dreamed of color. The Company had taken that away. Everything was a mid shade of gray. Harris couldn't remember if the Resistance brought him joy. He had wondered why he worked for them in the first place. Then he was reminded. Because of Harris Father. Because of who he was. The Prime minister. Harris had no memory of him. He didn't know how much was the truth. Both the Company and the Resistance seemed to lie to him. He felt he couldn't trust either. The Company had kept the identity of Harris a secret. Even Mary didn't know his background. She worked it out later. But by then it was too late. Mary was killed by Harris and a Specimen he had developed. The Company was able to analyze the Specimen and realized it was similar to the one that had escaped with John. They worked out that when John, Harris and the Specimen were on the run Harris must of created another version of the Specimen an developed a plan to kill Mary with it. And it worked. The Company came in and removed Mary's body. They talked to Pepper about what had happened. Harris was there. Alive just. Still. The Company knew they were going to have to operate on him. Pepper would be useful. Things would never be the same at the Company without Mary. She was an important part of the Company and she was going to be missed by all. She was a workaholic. She never seemed to have much of a personal or social life. It was always just working on projects and tasks for the Company. It's what she was good at and she enjoyed it. Right up to the moment she died.

Pepper scrolled through the data. The more she looked into it the more she began to think that there was something wrong. Why didn't the Company have more information. The Company only seemed to maintain data about the mainland and nothing about the island surrounding it. Even history on the islands didn't exist. Pepper knew the island where there - there was no drought about it. The Company seemed to pretend they didn't though. It puzzled Pepper why the Company would go into so much effect to hide them. To keep people away from them. It was as the islands contained something that the Company didn't want found. Khyati was a name that seemed to pop up in the data. There was a little amount of information on it. Not Allot but from what Pepper could gather it was a govt experiment. It happened before the Company was formed. Something about Khyati trigger the Company to be formed. It's as the Company formed in order to hide the events that surrounded Khyati. The more Pepper looked into it the more she realized that it was similar to the Specimens that she had developed. Khyati was based on the same principal and ideas. Only Khyati seemed to be far more advance. Pepper wondered if Khyati is what John had discovered. He must of found something on the island. Pepper knew that John wasn't the type of person to just run away and do nothing. He must of been planning something. Pepper realized that Khyati was a very dangerous life form. The Company had been formed to stop Khyati and now John might have activated the creature.

It was Harris that had attacked Suz and locked her away in the room. He had been doing study at the university when it happened. He had started his first assignments with the Company. They had tasked him to follow and capture known Resistant fighters. Harris had been following Patrick believing he might be part of the Resistance. When Suz came and started to follow Patrick also Harris freaked. He made a major mistake capturing Suz thinking that she was the Resistance. He was afraid of letting her go - she might let the Company know that he had messed up. In the end Harris decided to just let Suz die. It would take many years for anyone to find the body. And it worked. Harris got away with it. After speaking to Suz to the first time and realizing that she wasn't part of the Resistance he left her to die. He didn't just kill her or let her go. He left her to die alone in the locked room. She could scream until she was to weak to scream more but no one would hear her. Her calls would go unanswered. Harris tried to not think about it. He just tried to forget what had happened. He had thought about letting her go - telling her she needed to leave the mainland and never return. Harris couldn't trust her though. If she came back and the Company had found out about his mistakes he would be done. Everything he had worked for in the Company and before that - in the Resistance would be for nothing. His cover would be blown. One innocent life lost was worth Harris being able to continue his role in the Company and continue to give information to the Resistance. Harris had thought about telling John. His best friend. But he couldn't. He could never tell John. Harris wondered if this had turned him into a monster. Would he be able to kill other innocent people in the future just as easy? He had done it once there was nothing stopping him from doing it again.


John wondered if the island was post apocalyptic. Why did the scientists leave the island so quickly. It's as they knew something bad was happened. Khyati enjoyed the tinned fruit. John hoped there would be more tinned fruit at the Supermarket. One thing that John was missing was hot meals. He hoped that the Supermarket might have items that were not tinned meat. The island wasn't poisonous or anything. The Company had such control here. Did they make it illegal to buy boats to stop people from getting to the island? john was successfully surviving on the island. There were even life forms on the island that John had discovered. It would of been good for the mainland to have Specimens as advance as Khyati. John wondered what would the people think of Khyati. The Specimen was far from human. It could give them a fresh start. Something to live by. He wasn't sure if Pepper the scientist and public relations person that worked for The Company knew about Khyati. It might of been before her time. She must of discovered some of the same ideas behind Khyati though because her Specimens were similar - just not as advance and developed. The Scientists must have spent a long time working on Khyati. How many years of information did The Company manage to cover up? John tried to talk to Khyati about anything she could remember. Khyati seemed to still have issues with communicating. She could speak basic words and understand what John was saying. She spoke little of herself. It was as the language was a second language for her. The following day John and Khyati went to the supermarket the next day. John wanted something that wasn't tinned fruit. John was sure that Khyati might want to try something that wasn't tinned fruit. The door to the front door of the supermarket was locked but John smashed a window and was able to open the door from the inside and let Khyati in. John grabbed a shopping trolley and started to walk down the isles - throwing any food in that would be useful. After they finished they walked out of the supermarket and back to the hotel. The food that they had collected was long life. Many of the items in the supermarket was old and rotten. Though they were not as old as the science building that John had found Khyati in. It confused him the fact that the building that Khyati was found in was so old - pre Company time but that supermarket food would of been only a few months old. It's like the science building had been abandoned

The Specimen hadn't returned. John wondered where it went after he went into the dangerous door. He had told the Specimen to stay there and he would return soon. When he returned there was no Specimen. It had just disappeared. John wondered if the Specimen knew about Khyati. did the specimen leave because it knew that Khyati was too be activated. They were connected John knew. The Specimen was a later version of Khyati. The govt had closed the program. Something about the project had scared them. They had to get out. Was the specimen scared of Khyati? John asked Khyati many questions but there was little reply. They knew basics of speaking - saying hello. it was hard for them to develop it. Was the world worse when the scientists were there? What went so bad. The Company wanted command. Was there a weapon. They just wanted something. What was lost? What was gained? Show the people who where behind it.

Patrick died before the body of his wife was found. He had remarried. Only once. But just one day he gave up. He knew that she wasn't coming back. Mary went through her life without a Mother. Patrick never gave up. In his will he requested that the grave be deep enough for his wife to be buried above. World that recovered from a cruel world. This did not play it safe. No one wanted to live in the govt controlled area. It deals with the idea of slow death. It was never going to get better. Despair. Struggle. Dying Out. Tackle it out. Destroying the world and rebuilding as the Company. No one could remember how. It was never going to get better. The Company things they would do to keep their power. Create a new place. Seeing what it does. What would it be like have Specimens like Khyati in the world. Would the people find her a monster. Take fear create. Life advice. Everything else. Go all the way. Keep boiling. It will not be safe. Not as bad. Real sense of fear. Things never back to how they go back. Getting much worse. They had the funeral of Patrick and he was buried in the same grave as Suz. The grave next to it was reserved for their daughter - Mary. Gravediggers were out late digging the grave. They used big large flashlights in order to see at night. Normally they did this during the day but The Company said that the body needed to be buried quickly. No media. No public. Nobody showed up to the funeral except for Pepper and several work mates.

Pepper had tracked Johns location to an a small offshore island off the main island. Company data showed that there was no known life forms on the island. There was no record of people that had lived on the island in the past. Pepper scrolled through the data. The more she looked into it the more she began to think that there was something wrong. Why didn't the Company have more information

Harris woke. He was chained to a bed. Had The Company got him. The last thing he remembered was that woman from the company - Pepper. Harris squinted and looked around the room. Something was wrong with his vision. It wasn't the same as before. He was unable to focus. Everything seemed to be a blur. It didn't feel like he was on any drugs though. Harris jerked his arm but was unable to move. The handcuffs around his hand banged against the metal bed frame. Harris called out but there was no reply. He looked around more. Looking down to his legs and he was terrified. His legs had been removed and replaced with the Speciman type legs. They were similar to the Specimen that had came to John and himself. What had happened to him he thought. Had the Company done this? He could see no other exportation. It must have been The Company. What had they done to him he wondered. This must of been the doing of Pepper. She was the one that had created the Specimen. Now she was experimenting on his body. It made him sick. He only every wanted revenge on Mary. Had he killed her? He couldn't remember clearly. He knew that the cloned Specimen that he had attacked Mary. He tried to focus. To remember back to what happened. There were blurs, flashes of events.


John finished his breakfast and washed his dishes. He headed towards the hotel frontdoor with the Speciman and opened the door. He walked out and closed the door after him. John wanteed to search the town further to try to find what happened to the people or find someone. John was happy that the weather was sunny. Yesterday it had been overcast. Today there was no a dark cloud in the sky. This made John feel positive. Like yesterday the place seemed empty. John started down the road. The hot sun had caused the dust on the road to rise up as John walked along. John walked for sometime but there was still no sign of people. He reached a medical facility that looked much older than some of the other buildings. John decided to investage the building further. All the windows were blocked out so John was not able to see inside. He walked around the building and couldn’t see in. He decided to try te front door. To his suprise it was unlocked - unlike the hotel building. John tried knocking just in case someone answered but there was no answer. John opened the door and walked in. Like the outside inside the medical building was ancient. It was a pre-company faciliety. John hadn’t seen anything quite like it in his life. The Company had destoried all buildings that existed before they came to power in the mainland. They never bothered out here though. Documents were scatted about the area with the govt symbols on. It had been many years since John had seen any govt related material. It was quite fasanating for him. John wondered what the govt got up to in a place like this. He moved through the building with the Speciman following him. He reached a door that said dangerous substances ahead and warned to wear a hazmac suit. John looked around and found a hazmac suit hanging up. It was a perfect fit for him. He slipped it on over his clothes. John wasn’t sure it the substances would still be harmful over all these years but he perfered to be safe. After he got the suit on he made his way through the dangerous door. The Speciman stayed behind. There was a loud noice of the air decompressing as the door closed behind John and sealed. Another door in front of him opened and he walked through. Fully developed human sized specimans were in this room. The Speciman that John had was only small - not much bigger than a cat. The ones in this room were large adult sized. Some of them even had mouths and ears. Almost human like. John continued through the room. At the end of the room there were several tubes that contained the human sized specimans in water. They had breathing tubes attached to them. John went over to the control panel. He pressed buttons that drained the water and reactied the Specimans. Out of the three that were there only one of them was able to be activated. The other two had been daamged and were not able to be . John stood over the actived Speciman. He move the breating tube from it’s face. It had a human mouth. Complete with teeth and a tounge. John picked the Speciman body up from the ground and placed it on the workbench. It had been actived but not fully awake yet. John was curious to find out more about the Speciman. Clerly from all the govt documents around the building that it was the govt that ha develope the speciman. He always thought that it was Pepper from The Company that developed the Speciman. Now John knew there were people before her that had developed Specimans - and far more advance than what Pepper had created. The Speciman on the bench finally started to wake up. John stood over it as it awoke. It seemed confused as to where it was. Maybe it had never een activated before. John was happy that he had found someone in this empty town. Maybe it might know what happened. The Specimans eyes flashed opened and steered at John. John asked what it’s name was. It opened it’s mouth but no sound came out. John hoped that the Speciman wasn’t mute. Finally after several mouth movements the Speciman spoke. Khyati. It spoke. It lifted it’s arm and pointed at itself. John was releaved. It could speak. Khyati pointed at John. It wanted to know Johns name. John told Khyati his name. Khyati smiled and sat up. John had many questioned for Khyati but decided to head back to the hotel. The day was getting on and it would be dark soon. John didn’t want to be out on the streets at night - especially now that he knew there were other lifeforms on the island. He helped Khyati get up from the bench and headed towards the exit door. They both walked through the first exit door. It closed behind them. The same sound happened of the depressure of air. The second exit door opened. They walked out of the dangerous door. John was expecting to see the Speciman there but it was gone. Perhaps it had returned to the hotel or gone exploring. John hoped the Speciman would return. John and Khyati headed towards the building exit. John opened the front door leading outside and the two walke out. The sun was setting so John wanted to hurry back to the hotel. He walked down the dusty road with Khyati following closely behind. The two made it to the hotel. John opened the door and they walked in. John was hungry. He knew he was going to have to have tinned fruit. Tomorrow he would go to the supermarket and get something other than tinned fruit. Khyati followed John into the kitchen. John went into the cubared and got the tinned fruit. He poured the tin of fruit into the bowl. Khyati seemed interested in the tinned fruit. As John ate the fruit Khyati kept looking at him and the fruit. Khyati reached out and grabbed the bowl of fruit and started to eat it. John laughed and went to the cubard and got another two tins of fruit.

Khyati was happy to be activated. She remembered back to the first time that she had been activated. There wasn’t just one person that had been there. There were many. The people were all wearing labcoats and looking at Khyati in amazement. Khyati didn’t think there was anything special about it. It was as she had just woken from a long and deep sleep. She couldn’t remember anything before it. Khyati lifted her arms. They looked similar to the others in the room. Her veins were bulging unlike theirs though. She looked at them. A liquid flowed through her arms. The scientests asked her to stand up and walk around. Khyati obayed. One step after another. The sceientists had notepads and were taking notes about her walking. They seemed to be happy with her progress. Khyati was happy that they were happy. The scientists gave her an obsacule course that Khyati had to nagagate through. Khyati found that she could nagaiate quite easily through the course. The scientists continued to take notes. They had a neutral look on their face. Khyati wasn’t sure if she was doing it right. It was concerning for her. Khyati finished the course and the scientists got Khyati to lie back down where she woke up. Everything went black for Khyati. The scientists moved the deactived Khyati into a tube that they filled with liquid. They connected a breathing tube to her mouth. She needed this for the long term in order to keep the body alive. The scientists knew that it might be a very long time before Khyati was actived again. The scientist all packed up their gear and left the building. They knew they would never returned. They could not.

Pepper attended Marys funeral. The only other people at the funeral were were her other workmates. There was none of Marys family there. Mary never talked about her family to Pepper. Pepper wasn’t sure if any of Marys family was still alive. The Company had killed so many people.