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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 59 - Chaos
« Reply #200 on: March 05, 2016, 05:53:17 PM »
Holy crap!
A wedding, a pregnancy, a car crash - oh my! Solstice! Oh no! I hope she's ok!
This chapter was fantastic! Solstice has so much information, and I love, love, LOVE how calculated she is! All the numbers and thoughts and timing. It must really suck having to see into everything that isn't yours all the time. I love her thoughts into my dearest Liam and Clarissa. She'll have to overcome this! Both of them will!
Such a cliff hanger! I can't wait to see where everything goes from here.
I'm rooting for you Solstice!

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 59 - Chaos
« Reply #201 on: March 09, 2016, 07:56:18 PM »
Holy crap!
A wedding, a pregnancy, a car crash - oh my! Solstice! Oh no! I hope she's ok!
This chapter was fantastic! Solstice has so much information, and I love, love, LOVE how calculated she is! All the numbers and thoughts and timing. It must really suck having to see into everything that isn't yours all the time. I love her thoughts into my dearest Liam and Clarissa. She'll have to overcome this! Both of them will!
Such a cliff hanger! I can't wait to see where everything goes from here.
I'm rooting for you Solstice!

I love writing from her perspective. It is going to be a little difficult writing the next chapters because I have to make sure I say things that are factual. This generations very fun to write.



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« Reply #202 on: March 09, 2016, 07:57:09 PM »
“Those two don’t know how to do their job. Come on Solstice, stay with us. We have plans for you.”
“You aren’t allow to die yet. You have too much to do.”
“Your family is counting on you even if they don’t know it. If you survive we won’t go after them. If you don’t, we'll just find a new replacement and it will have to be one of them.”
Solstice was tired of listening to these people. She was so tired. The pain was unbearable. She couldn’t stand it. She didn’t want to be here.
“Come on Solstice!”
She was tempted to let the darkness drift her into a state of rest, but one thought came resurfacing.
“I will destroy you. I will destroy you all.”
It was the only thing keeping her there.

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“I’m so sorry Solstice.”
“Get out of the room Aurora.”
“How do you think she will feel when she wakes up?”
“Like a million dollars. We spent more than that on this project anyways.”
“How are you going to explain it to her? She has a chip installed into her head and parts of her body have been replaced with various metal. Her eyes are replaced and her brain now has a computer in it and a chip that can control her. Try to explain that to her.”
“Do you want us to tell her that the only reason she survived the car crash is because she is a freak Aurora? She is a miracle from science.”
“Science wasn’t created to destroy people’s lives.”
“We have no reason to destroy her Aurora. We only want her to help start a war.”
“Exactly.”
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“Her vitals are good.”
“They better be.”
“Is she still paralyzed?”
“No, we finally have the right material to replace her spinal cord.”
“Good.”
“At what point should we wake her up?”
“You do realize that it is a miracle she has even reached this point? Give the girl a break.”
“We don’t have time for that. When will you be getting the proper materials to make sure she can see again?”
“Wait let me understand this, you are telling me that we had just replaced her spinal cord and provided a chip that controls her motility and her vision? Not only that, but it will also enable us to control her by sending random shocks and confusing signs to her brain and you want her to be awake soon?”
“Why don’t you just throw a clock in her head while you are at it?”
(Stranger sighs)
“Fine.”
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“Can she hear us yet?”
“I’m not sure. The chip is almost ready.”
“We need to replace her arm.”
“What do you suggest?”
“Go with the original plan.”
“Completely replace her arm and use a more advanced model of the powered exoskeleton?”
“Yes. Lets hope her body doesn’t reject them or this would have been a waste of money and time.”
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“The exoskeleton works. It acts as an extra layer of protection. It is only covering up half of her body where it is needed most. The rest of the scar tissue has healed except some around her eye.”
“Her eyes? The limb?”
“Her body has accepted both of them. It is fascinating. She heals 17 times faster than the average person.”
“She isn’t an average person though. When will we wake her up?”
“Any minute now.”
“Should we tie her up?”
“She has super speed and super strength right now.”
“We can just disable it using the chip.”
“We could disable a lot of things. Let's not risk trying anything. Her powers are fighting against the chip and they have been currently disabled.”
“I want them enabled again. This girl has to trust us.”
“We don’t need her trust.”
“We gain her trust or she kills us. It is as simple as that.”
“Are we tying her up?”
“Yes. Safety first, then trust comes later.”
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Solstice woke up to bright, blinding lights blocking her vision.
System 67890.  Loading 1%, 5%, 20%, 50%, 70%, 90%, loading complete. Enable access to data servers? There was a loading screen in her head? What was going on? She quickly swiped away unnecessary information and enabled access to data servers. Her brain quickly calculated how long she was out and how much damage was done to her body. Solstice grimaced at the results. She should have been dead. She hadn’t figured out how she had a computer in her head and access to trillions of bits of information worldwide. The calculator in her head and the clock were neat additions. One part of her brain calculated that she had been conscious for 20.7684321 seconds and the other part process the new information coming in. The other part of her brain was wondering what was going on. No one was currently in the room or she would have been able to detect them and find them in the servers she had accessed to.

Could she still read people’s minds? Her head was having an internal battle between machine and magic. Neither were winning, they were just trying to coexist for the time being. Both of them attempting to work together. It was strange, absurd. Suddenly her memories came back to her in blinding waves. Her parent’s wedding and the car crash. She couldn’t see, she couldn’t hear, something was wrong with her limbs. Solstice gasped as the memory of pain erupted inside of her. Then came panic.  What happened to Imagination? What happened to Eric? Is everyone alright? Who caused the car crash? Did everyone die? Was she in some absurd dimension? For once in her life, she didn’t have answers available to her and it terrified her.

No record of the car crash. No deaths, no injuries, nothing. Solstice opened her eyes and new data streamed in. She was in a hospital. She was wearing a hospital gown. The tiles and the ceiling were almost the same identical shade of white. She was tied up in a chair. Solstice’s mind took only 1.7632 seconds to find the nearest exit and the most efficient way to  get out of the chair. Her brain was not only muddled, but smarter. She had always been what some had saw was genius level, but this was different. This was something else. This wasn’t human. Her gaze skirted to the metal that had replaced scar tissue. Her gaze then quickly found her right arm which was made completely of metal. Strange. What was going on? Her brain detected a life form entering the room. Stephen Sauer. Award winning scientist known for the study of cybernetics. Recently resigned at the science faculty of Bridgeport, claimed the place “didn’t have the right attitude.” Solstice waved the information away and focused on Stephen even though she couldn’t see him.
A gift from science. She will help us. She doesn’t have a choice. If she fights , we can just put her back in her place. Beneath us.



Solstice finally remembered her burning hatred for this man. For turning her into this. For tearing her away from her life. She hated them. She hated all of them. She would destroy them.
“Are you comfortable Solstice?”
“Very. Maybe you will throw me in the ocean next time? Oh, maybe a burning building? You can just fix me again and recreate me in your image, can’t you Stephen?”
“How do you know my name?”
“I have my secrets. Now tell me yours.”
Solstice used all her power to torture his mind into a state where every little secret of his would come out. He smirked. Nothing happened. Nothing happened. Why was nothing happening? Luckily, she could still read his mind. The only issue was that she was having an internal battle in her head between good and bad. On one side as long as it benefited her she didn’t care, on the other side she didn’t want to torture the man to insanity no matter who he was. It didn’t matter, she couldn’t hurt people. She couldn’t hurt him at all. Did she lose her powers?

“Solstice all your powers have been disabled until you can calm down. Have you realized how much money we have spent on you? We have saved your life. Even a siren like yourself should be able to understand that.” Solstice had to hide the smile that came upon her face. They thought that she was a siiren and had somehow disabled her powers when she used her voice or tried to manipulate the situation.

They hadn’t known she could read other’s minds. None of her family had known that she used her mind, not her voice. She might have not been able to hurt this man physically, but there is power in information. One piece of information can ruin someone’s whole life. While a part of her brain was processing the current situation and the other parts fighting against each other in a deadly war neither of them would win, she forced them all to work together to navigate this man’s mind. The thing blocking her powers was resistant at first, but Solstice finally coaxed it to work with her mind. It was fascinating, she could tell how much electricity was going in and out of the room and how much it would take to electrocute the enemy sending right in front of her. In giving her more power, they had created a perfect flaw, a deadly secret. Someone had given them defective information. They hadn’t been informed that she could manipulate people physically, but that she could manipulate things mentally. In doing so when they had somehow rewired her brain they had given her the ability to manipulate technology? How though?

After many obstacles and useless information found out Solstice found what she was looking for. The man’s deepest regrets that would be broadcast to the whole world if she had a choice. She couldn’t though. This man had been deceived into helping an insane maniac. He would likely die. Frustrated, she gave up the search for useful information. It would be useful if she could find the maniac’s husband, but other than that she was stuck. She hadn’t even tried to find out why she was here. Her brain wasn’t at its normal state and every time she used her magic it just made her feel more and more worn. She would have to figure her way out of this situation without as much magic as she would like. It took her 5.6978323456531 seconds to reach this conclusion. Was it just her or had her mind gotten faster over the period of time she was fighting for her life? Strange. It was also more calculative. She didn’t know whether to laugh at this or cry.

Her brain suddenly detected another lifeform coming into the room. She waved away all obsolete information and focused on this new subject entering her torture zone. “Stephen isn’t good at explaining your purpose or reason for being here. He is new, the stranger hesitated, if it makes you feel any better he is my husband.”
Solstice snorted and burst out laughing. She didn’t even have time to disguise it. Her voice sounded the same but had a strange, mechanical tone to it.
“Congrats. Has he mentioned his child yet? He of course met the woman before you were married, but forget to mention the fact she was pregnant. He didn’t realize that she had blue hair and startling, golden eyes and that she was married to a powerful immortal, yes? Interesting, did he even know she was pregnant?”
The woman answered coldly,”How would you have obtained this information?”
Solstice tried her best to shrug but the gesture now seemed illogical to her.
“That is my business. Figure it out.”
“My name is Gladys. My father was Alexander Brantley. You are the first human or what some might call magic user to have artificial intelligence coexisting in your body.”
“Artificial intelligence?”
Gladys cleared her throat and smiled. “I will be back in two days to get you ready for the beginning of a new era. I just have to take a quick visit to Bridgeport first.” Solstice’s eyes darted to the small vial hidden beneath Gladys’s pocket. She had clearly meant for Solstice to see that. “Who are you going to be using that for?” Gladys answered simply,”Anyone who gets in my way.”



Gladys snapped her fingers. “Untie her Stephen. Let her get use to her new life. You have a day to process this information.” The moment the man untied Solstice she dashed out the door looking for an escape. She couldn’t find one. Her brain flashed the same warning. Increase levels of adrenaline. Take caution. Will be forced to shut down in approximately 30.456721 minutes if not stabilized. It was strange. All Solstice found was an operating room with a person’s picture on the wall. A person who didn’t look recognizable. She realized she was staring back at herself.

She gasped and held the cold, hard surface of the surgical table. How could of someone survived that? It was impossible. All the sudden an alien was staring back at her. It had her neon hair, but other than that it didn’t look human to her. The strange creature’s eyes were completely artificial and a red light that constantly was blinking. The person’s eyes displayed word text. Increased levels of adrenaline. Approximately 23.4565432345 minutes until forced shut down. A scar was across one of it’s eyes and it appeared to have thin sheets of metal and some sort of technology across its body.  It also had an arm made completely of metal. It was strange. Alien. The most terrifying part of the thing was the dangerous glint in it’s eyes that disguised its obvious fear. It was a dangerous animal. It wasn’t human.”Fascinating, isn’t it? You are the first cyborg that has been created and has survived. We have a chip installed your head that monitors your use of your magic. We can control you if necessary. Your brain has been rewired. You had suffered brain trauma from the fall. If you disable the chip, you die along with it. Would you like-”
“Get out.”
She didn’t care. All she cared about was her survival. She collapsed to the ground in agony. The man responded coolly,”That is what happens when you do things we don’t want to do. It causes a temporary shock to your system overwhelming it with pain. Next time it will shut down your system temporary.” He then walked out of the door.  She didn’t care. All she cared about was her survival.



Solstice forced herself to take deep breaths. She was a mess. She wouldn’t let these people break her. She was already broken. It didn’t matter. She decided to wave the useless information away. She didn’t want to feel. She was a master at disguising her emotions, at knowing everyone’s pains and secrets. She didn’t have them. She was extraordinary, she was exceptional. Why did she have to have them. You are still part human being. Tears silently started falling down Solstice’s face and for once she accepted the fact she wasn’t invincible. All she was was a machine.



She wasn’t a human. She was reduced to this. Her life had been stolen from her. She sighed and a grin crept onto her face. If she wasn’t human that meant she wasn’t bound by the same rules. All the sudden a silent thought crept up into her head. Power. She wanted power. She would get what was rightfully hers and she wouldn’t break from the pressure. She would be a machine for as long as it was in her favor. She would use her newfound power and overthrow whatever power had doomed her to this fate in the first place.



She got up and had a new goal in this new life of her’s. She could feel the power surging in her veins waiting to be unleashed. She walked out of the room and into a new one. She found some clothes and changed. She was tired of being weak. She wanted to be powerful. She wanted to be feared. She leaned down as her eye skirted to the strange egg sitting in the middle of the room. She ripped off the note attached to the egg.

 Solstice, here is my little gift to you. Use it wisely. Don’t let the freaks see it.
Sincerely,
Your future accomplice.
P.S Guardia has been waiting for you. She has changed forms to keep herself alive. Strange dog. She is a ghost. Just thought you would want to know.


Solstice stared at the strange egg and laughed. Of course, it was a dragon’s egg. She would be having a new companion to help her in this new dangerous world. She smiled at the word “accomplice.” She was glad she already had somehow found one of those. She would need it. She bent down and scooped the egg up and hid it under the hospital bed.



She stared at the strange dog staring happily at her. She smiled. “Guardia, huh? That is a strange name. I wonder where you got it.” The dog’s wagging tail faltered. “Abandoned? Well then I guess you will just have to stick with me.” Solstice skirted to the necessity of toys and food. She knew that someone had cared for the dog, but had not given the love it clearly desired. She bent down and gave the small dog a treat.



Solstice retired to the surgery room. She couldn’t stand it there, but she felt whole there. She didn’t feel torn between magic and science. She felt complete. She stared at the strange technology that was her. Guardia went over to her and whimpered. “I’m fine. Just a lot to process.” Guardia was still restless, but finally hopped onto the surgical table and went to sleep.




Somehow Solstice knew she was in a war of her own making. She was going to have to be adaptable to survive. She would have to stop drowning in self-pity. She thought of Eric, mom and dad. They would be fine without her. She would make sure they would never be in this fight. It was a losing battle.



She was dead. The girl that had hidden from her own shadow because of the whispers of her beauty was dead. She had died in the car crash. Nothing was the same anymore. Her world had been trenched into darkness and didn’t seem to show any signs of coming out. She was going to have to do things she wasn’t going to proud of. Everything that was right was wrong. Everything that was wrong was right. She would rise from the ashes of the fire and become something entirely different. She would become a monster. Solstice stared bitterly at the mirror and repeated the eleven word phase that would haunt her for the rest of her life. “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” She laughed bitterly at the tale told to children. She didn’t realize that the wicked queen was very real and was standing right in front of her.


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I’m really excited to write about this generation! Sorry this is late, I had to make sure the facts I were stating were somewhat factual.

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 60 - Torn
« Reply #203 on: March 09, 2016, 10:49:40 PM »
Holy crap! Solstice is a cyborg! I love it!

She's still drop-dead gorgeous too, but she's Solstice, so what else could I expect?
This is so great! I feel terrible for her - she's struggled through so much.
Fantastic writing mpart. I'm blown away, and I can't wait to see Solstice take over the world.  8)

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 60 - Torn
« Reply #204 on: March 19, 2016, 05:40:55 PM »
Holy crap! Solstice is a cyborg! I love it!

She's still drop-dead gorgeous too, but she's Solstice, so what else could I expect?
This is so great! I feel terrible for her - she's struggled through so much.
Fantastic writing mpart. I'm blown away, and I can't wait to see Solstice take over the world.  8)

It was difficult finding the right custom content to turn her into a cyborg that still looked human. Some of the poses were off but I'm pleased with it. Thank you! This chapter was difficult to write though I can't wait to see who Solstice falls for. I haven't even planned it that far.

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 61 - Something Is Going On
« Reply #205 on: March 19, 2016, 05:47:38 PM »
Back at the wedding…...

Maleficent watched as James and Gwen danced. If Maleficent hadn’t done anything, Gwen’s story would have turned out differently. Maleficent didn’t regret losing her mind. Sometimes you need to lose your mind to save the people you call family. It was the small things that made people your family. Maleficent sighed.
Her father tapped her shoulder and Maleficent swiftly turned around. “Happy Birthday Maleficent.”
Maleficent smirked. “I thought I had gotten rid of this issue. The memory charms didn’t work?”



Her father stared at her quizzically before bursting out laughing. “Don’t tell me you attacked Megan with a memory charm after she threatened to throw you a Birthday party?”
Maleficent shuttered. “She is truly insane.”
Her father grinned at her. “You are insane Maleficent.”
Maleficent smiled. “All the best people are insane dad. The rest are just boring.” He frowned. “Does that make me boring?”
Maleficent smirked. “You married my mother.”

Her father laughed. It was still a wound that hadn’t healed but Maleficent was starting to let go of her mother. Letting her mother hurt her was a mistake.
Maleficent’s father shifted uncomfortably. “I’m sorry I didn’t get you a present-”
Maleficent laughed and gestured around her. “Pure chaos with a hint of order. That is best present ever and the best part is that you are alive again.”
Her father pulled her in for a hug. Maleficent felt the air being sucked out of her. “Vampire strength.” Her father pulled her out of the crushing hug, looking embarrassed. Everyone around her had left hours ago.
Maleficent glanced around the beach. “Have you seen Solstice? I have to ask her about something.”




Maleficent skirted into the house falling into several objects. Megan frowned at her as she skirted to the strange trio’s room. What she found was normal. Strangely normal. Aurora lifted her head to glare at Maleficent. It was a very well played act.
Maleficent stared at Solstice and Aurora suspiciously. “Who are you two?”
Solstice rolled her eyes and continued to dance. It was one of the few things Solstice truly enjoys. “This is more insane than I am.”



Maleficent whisked to the room she shared with her best friend. She untangled the elaborate braid that had always helped her stay calm and found some clothes to wear. The penguins never got to choose what leprechaun was going to give them emeralds. Maleficent shrugged. It made logical sense. Megan barged into the room right when Maleficent was taking a nap. Maleficent scowled. The Reaper virus was affecting her.

“What is it, Megan?”
Megan’s eyes skirted to Maleficent’s hair. “Who died? You don’t change your hair.”
Maleficent sighed. “It depends. Someone might die if you don’t get out.”
Megan bounced up and down like a child. “Someone sent you this. What is it for?”
Maleficent smirked. “My birthday. Today is my birthday.”
Megan’s eyes widened in shock. “Why didn’t you tell me?” Maleficent sighed. “I wanted to take a nap.”
Maleficent glanced at Megan suspiciously. “People don’t send me things.” Megan shrugged. Maleficent carefully opened the package. She knew if the person meant for the package to kill her Megan would have already died. Inside was a strange egg with words written in french on the packaging. Maleficent squealed.
Megan looked at the egg and frowned. “It appears to have a chip in its shell.”
Maleficent glared at Megan with suspicion. “What?” Megan shrugged. “It appears to have a small dent on it. What is it anyways?”



Maleficent frowned at the egg. She knew exactly who had sent it. She read the encrypted words on the shell and stumbled back. Oh yes, she knew exactly who had sent it. Maleficent forgot that Megan was staring at her in curiosity. Maleficent made sure her face was unreadable. “It is a dragon egg.” Maleficent whisked outside which was covered in snow. How could of it snowed so much so quickly? Something was going on. Maleficent smiled and stared at the egg for what felt was eternity. Megan stared suspiciously at Maleficent and was reaching out for her phone to call Maleficent’s father and inform him she was more out of her mind than usual.



Megan checked the clock and yawned. “Maleficent we have been starting at your ‘present’ for three hours.” Megan started madly looking for Maleficent’s father’s phone number on her phone. She was afraid to leave Maleficent alone with her “dragon egg.” All the sudden something strange started happening as Maleficent peered into the distance.




A small tail emerged out of the smoking remains of the egg. Megan stared at the egg, baffled as Maleficent intently waited for the dragon to show itself. The dragon stared at Maleficent with awe.
Megan stumbled back. “Who in their sane mind would give you a dragon?” The dragon perked up and stared at Maleficent hopefully. She smiled at the strange creature.
“Hello Echo.”
“Master? Master has claimed us?” Maleficent nodded at the dragon.
Maleficent grinned. “You are a strange one, aren’t you?” The dragon looked down in shame.
“Master is displeased.”
“Not at all Echo.”




Maleficent picked up the small dragon and whispered a few words to it. The dragon stared at it’s new master happily.



The dragon rested on Maleficent’s shoulder while glaring at Megan suspiciously. “Master is confused.” Maleficent tempted to relax the dragon. “It isn’t her fault Echo. I just have to make a quick trip somewhere.”
The dragon looked up hopefully. “Is Echo coming?”
Maleficent gave the dragon a sad smile. “I have to do this alone Echo. You might get hurt.”



The dragon glared at Maleficent. “If Master gets hurt, Echo gets hurt.”
Maleficent laughed. “You have a temper, don’t you?” The dragon nodded it's head. Maleficent calmed down the flustered dragon. “Stay here and make sure everything is okay.” “Master has commanded. Echo must do.” The dragon hopped off it’s master’s shoulder. Some things people had to do alone. Some things change people forever. It is up to them if it is for the better or the worse.


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Eric glared at Imagination. What was her problem all the sudden? She had avoided him for no reason at all. Solstice had been even stranger. He was done. Something was going on. “What is going on with you two?” Imagination’s gaze quickly met Eric’s before she stared again at the food she wasn’t eating. Eric was done playing games. He had put all his cards on the table and she had betrayed him.

He stood up and angrily glared at both of them. “You two aren't the same.” He watched as a flicker of bewilderment came upon Solstice’s face before it disappeared. His sister never showed her emotions. She didn’t have to nor did she want to. Eric’s brain was calculating the exact time his sister had changed and figured it was roughly after she had left the wedding. Which meant that it was possible that he was staring at someone he didn’t know. He kept these small suspicions to himself. Speculations, suspicions, and questions didn’t matter unless they had a logical answer to accompany them.



Eric cleared his throat and disguised his emotions. It was something he had learned from watching his sister a long time ago. “Whatever is going on, you can just tell me.” Eric then got up and proceeded towards the backdoor. Somehow he knew something was out there he was supposed to see. Lakia’s gaze followed him to the backdoor. Eric knew the dog knew something he didn’t. She was an intelligent creature. If she didn’t trust you, you couldn’t be trusted.



Eric stared at the snow-covered ground. His eyes searched for a clue, anything. They landed on the shattered remains of an egg. One of the shattered remains seem to have a noticeable chip in it. Eric carefully examined the piece and when he touched the small fragment it glowed. His mind led to many theories at once. Some logical, some illogical. His hands traced the pattern of the fragment piece of the egg and it seemed to spell “Dragon Valley.” A small thought appeared in his head. Something magical has a chip in it in Dragon Valley?

Eric’s eyebrows furrowed in concentration until it dawned on him. A magic user in Dragon Valley has a chip in their head. Why was this important information? Eric slowly picked up the last remains of the eggs and headed to Maleficent’s room. Apparently Maleficent and her friend were moving things around. Eric glanced around to see if anyone was following him. He opened the spellbook that seemed to wake up at his touch and the candles surrounding it lit up. The first paged flipped open. Sirens. Eric didn’t believe in coincidences. Something was going on and he wasn’t going to be fooled by the lies some many others believed. The question was what is it?


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I have roughly based Echo’s behavior off of Eveline’s Atris which is in Reaper’s Genetic Legacy Experiment. :) Here are some photos that didn't make into the chapter:

Gwen and James being adorable as usual.



Maleficent HATES aging up.








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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 62 - Surprise!
« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2016, 02:06:07 PM »
Gwen was finally at peace. She had gotten everything she had wanted out of life. She had two wonderful children, she had married James, and she had a steady job. For once she thought that maybe Solstice would have it easier than she did. Maybe they could all forget about the magic flowing through their veins and live a normal life. Would that be possible? Gwen knew she had a hard decision to make. Would she become immortal and fulfill what she was meant to do or would she run away from it?

Apart of her would love to become the siren she had always wanted to be. Using her voice for her own personally gain and gaining the power she was meant to have. Could she have the best of both worlds? After years paralyzed by fear Gwen had finally figured out what she feared most in life. She feared her daughter becoming the monster Gwen had always been tempted to be. Another day past and James had his birthday. Gwen frowned. She hadn’t even known, how hadn’t she known? Were they made more for this?



It didn’t matter what plans they had or didn’t have, the universe had other ideas. Gwen’s stomach did somersaults. She knew she would live longer than James. Sirens aged slower than usual. She had a decision to make. Would she become a true mortal or would she and James become immortal? It was either both of them or neither of them. It made her feel nauseous just thinking about it.



Apart of her knew that she wasn’t nauseous because of her anxiety. She knew exactly what it meant. She wasn’t a good mother. She had always felt she had never done right by Eric and Solstice. Somedays she didn’t even know who Solstice was anymore. She wasn’t her daughter. The person standing before her wasn’t her daughter. Gwen was tempted to talk to James about it but she didn’t know if he would understand. She just had this feeling that the girl wasn’t her daughter. If she was given a second chance to be a mother would she do better? Could she?



She knew she would do better. She would be a better mother to Eric, Solstice, and this child. Gwen sighed. What would James think? She knew he wanted more children. She stared at the photos of them on their wedding day. Gwen smiled. Her life was finally coming together.



“James.”
James turned around. ‘Is there something wrong Gwen?”
Gwen rolled her eyes. “No James. How do I word this without freaking you out?”
James rolled his eyes. “I doubt it is that bad Gwen.”
Gwen smiled. “I’m pregnant moron.” Gwen said teasingly.
“Haha Gwen. Very funny.”
Gwen frowned. “I’m pregnant.”
James stood their for a moment in shock. “Ah.”



Gwen stared worriedly at James. “James? James? Are you okay?”
James stared worriedly at Gwen. “Did you take work off? Do we have room for a nursery?”
James rambled on worriedly. “James you are a wonderful father. You aren’t him. Eric and you are already best friends.” 
James sighed. “The older I get the more I become like him.”
Gwen stared at James. “Don’t say that ever again. You aren’t him.”



James smiled at Gwen. “What do you think it is?”
Gwen smiled. “They are boys.”
James stared at Gwen. “I doubt it is twins, Gwen.”
Gwen rolled her eyes. “We will see who is right."





James held Gwen tightly. “I love you.”
Gwen smiled and rolled her eyes. “I knew it.”


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Maleficent glanced at Echo. Her father wouldn’t like her new “job.” She knew he wouldn’t. It wasn’t a job to her though. It was what she was born to do. Even if it involved too much paperwork. She had finally discovered what she was meant to do. The question was, would she have to hide it from her family? Maleficent sighed as the contacts caused her eyes to water. She had them custom made. Her bright eyes gleaming with power only allowed them to last for a couple hours at most. It was strange, absurd having power some killed for. She would know after all what people died for. Maleficent picked up the brush and attempted to paint what was on her mind. She had always enjoyed mixing colors together and creating something new. Echo stared curiously at Maleficent.
Master is afraid.
Maleficent grinned at the dragon. “I’m afraid of paperwork.”
The dragon tilted its head. Master doesn’t like paperwork?
Maleficent sighed. “I’m glad you understand.”



Maleficent walked into the room to see Eric setting the stove on fire. Maleficent stared suspiciously at him. “What are you doing?”
Eric sighed. “Imagination is afraid of fire.”
Eric pointed at Aurora who was reading a book and didn’t even look up to see what is happening. “That isn’t her. I would know if it was her.”
Maleficent sighed. “What do you mean it isn’t her?” All the sudden Maleficent noticed it. She was radiating power. Her kind didn't radiate deadly power.
Maleficent hissed under her breath,”Sirens.” Maleficent stepped back.



Gwen walked into the room staring suspiciously at Aurora. “I had my suspicious. Where is my daughter?”
Aurora closed the book as the stove went ablaze. She smirked. “For being supposedly the most powerful siren in history you are really slow to know about things, aren’t you?”
Gwen talked softly to the girl. “Astridr when I find your mother I will make her claw her own eyes out while her children are watching if you don't tell me where my daughter is.” Gwen smiled pleasantly had the girl.
Eric took a step back. Astridr sighed. “You can’t.”
“You have two days until you die if you don’t reach Siren’s Cove.” Gwen said coldly.
Astridr took a step back and hissed. “You use magic all the time. I can’t be cursed.”
Gwen smiled. “You have no idea, do you?”



The fire was soon put out and everyone was glaring at each other. Lakia walked over to Maleficent tilting her head. If the dog could roll her eyes she would have. Maleficent shook her head. Now was not the time to get a visit from one of her employees.
She hissed at Lakia. “Don’t you dare die on me, Lakia.” Lakia tilted her head. She didn’t care. Lakia waited impatiently for the Grim Reaper to arrive. The Grim Reaper stared at the small dog. “Are you ready to harass more Labelles in the heavens?” The dog leaped into Grim’s arms.



Grim carefully placed the impatient dog down and looked at Maleficent.
“Hey boss! Brad was wondering if you would let him out of that tomb Thanatos placed him in. Can I also get a raise?”
Maleficent’s family stared at her and she just shrugged. “Brad deserves it. You don’t go killing Death’s daughter, well ex-death’s daughter anyways. If you do more paperwork I will give you a raise.” Lakia growled at Astridr.



“Thanks boss. Thanatos never would have never given me a raise. We did research on Fate’s other-” One glance from Maleficent and the reaper shut up.
“Phil those stupid leprechauns are trying to steal all our whales!” Lakia growled at the Reaper, getting aggravated about this hold up.



The reaper pulled Maleficent in for a hug. “Sorry boss. I know being the new goddess of Death must be tough.”
“Let go of me Phil.”




Everyone stared at Maleficent. Astridr was the first one to speak up,”Well this ruins my plans.”
Megan started laughing uncontrollably. “No wonder the dead of all been muttering about how they couldn’t believe she replaced Thanatos.” Eric shook his head.
Maleficent smiled. “I know, right? I was thinking the same thing until I saw the paperwork. Do you know how the Reapers got their last name? They give death so much paperwork. There is a room dedicated to all the paperwork they give me.” Megan and Christian glanced at each other.
Christian cleared his throat. “I knew this was coming.” Christian hugged Maleficent. “Goodbye Maleficent. You have made me proud.”



Megan started crying on Maleficent’s shoulder and all Maleficent could do was stare at her. “Don’t forget me.”
Maleficent shrugged. “How could I? Where you two going anyways?”
Christian and Megan shared a knowing look. “We are going to go avenge someone’s death.”
Maleficent sighed. “Who? Wait, don’t tell me. I will know later. I’m going to go visit Clarissa and Reaper.”


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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Just A Small Update
« Reply #207 on: April 05, 2016, 11:11:01 PM »
I love this story, but I need a break from it. Whether that be a week or a month. I will continue this story, don't worry. I just thought I would tell you guys. As always, thank you for reading this story.  ;D

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 63, Part 1 - Shutting Down
« Reply #208 on: April 24, 2016, 07:56:40 PM »
In The Past….

Christian sighed as Megan went to knock.
“Are you sure this is okay?”
Megan shook her head and added a bounce to her step.
“Nope. Does it matter?”
“Yes, it does.”
“He cared about his sister, didn’t he?”
Christian rolled his eyes.
“Your family is strange.”
Megan frowned.
“My family is the strangest of the strangest making them extremely and utterly normal.”
Christian stared at her.
“Are you insane?”
Megan frowned.
“Just optimistic.”



Megan frowned as she waited impatiently for someone to answer the door. Her father was forgetful these days. Megan searched for the keys in the flower pot. Success! She unlocked the door, finding her father madly typing on a computer. Megan frowned. Megan skirted over to her father.
“Are you still trying to find about Cocoa Belle or something?”
“Lola Belle.”
Megan waited quietly for her father to speak again.
“I’m sorry aunt Mercy died.”
Dad sighed.

“She knew it was coming for awhile. Her exact words on the letter she sent me was ‘I have cheated death some many times. I’m going to kick the bucket one of these days. I  intend to laugh when that day comes.’ She left me some instructions about this ‘Lola Belle’ person in Bridgeport?”
Dad sighed again. Megan paced back and forth, unable to stay still.
“Let’s go talk somewhere else.”
He closed the laptop.



“Dad, what is going on?”
Dad glanced at the woman to make sure she wasn’t listening.
“Mercy wants to me finish the last thing she was currently on. She wants to destroy Lola Belles life.”
Megan frowned.
“Why?”
“Something about the fact she researched the woman and blue hair.”
“Weird.”
Dad frowned.



“Are you sure you want to do this?”
Megan rolled her eyes.
“Of course dad. I want to help her find peace. She seems pretty happy though.”
Dad smiled.
“You are gifted.”



Megan smiled.
“I love you dad. Even if you are old and crazy.”
Dad grinned.
“Don’t insult me. You get the crazy from my side of the family.”




Megan walked out of the house, with Christian waiting patiently outside.
“You are going to Bridgeport?”
Megan smiled proudly. ”Yep.”
Christian frowned. “Maleficent won’t like that at all. Please be careful. It isn’t safe there.”
Megan rolled her eyes. “I will be fine. Are you going to-”
Christian nodded. “I’m going to go get Astra out of that tomb. I don’t think Maleficent knows the full story.”
Megan sighed and gave Christian a hug which he hesitantly returned back.
“Don’t do anything stupid.”
Christian smiled. “I’m going to find Astra and risk the wrath of my daughter.”
Megan frowned. “Haha. Take care of yourself.”
“You too.”



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Solstice couldn’t breath. Back and forth, back and forth. Live. Die. Did it matter at this point? She was a deadly machine created for destruction. All she wanted to do was survive at this point. No, she wanted to thrive in this new environment. Solstice just focused on the simple dance moves she was determined to perfect.

It took her 5.654321234 seconds to notice Guardia was looking up at her with disinterest. Solstice ignored her. She had only a few minutes to herself since being transported to yet another lab. Rumor had it was under the Legend’s castle.  Solstice sighed. It didn’t matter. She needed to be in perfect shape for whatever they had planned for her. She didn’t care. Just keep dancing. 1,2,3,4,5. Someone dies. 6,7,8. Someone else dies. Don’t react.



Solstice followed her own advice. She stopped feeling. She stopped reacting. She just focused on dancing. She clumsily made her way to one of the rooms in the lab and waited impatiently for Stephen to show. “Stephen? Are you there?” Solstice knew that he was there. She had detected him entering the room at a speed of approximately 2.123452 miles per hour. He was walking slowly. How absurd.

“Yes, Solstice?”
“What do you want me to do?”
Her voice came out as a whisper.
Stephen seemed baffled.
“We can’t do much until you meet the queen. I can explain everything later. We expected you to be-”
“Rebellious?” Solstice laughed bitterly.
“Don’t call me Stephen. Call me Dr.-”
“I will call you Stephen until you stop making stupid decisions and start using logic. Until then, you are Stephen. Not doctor anything.”
Stephen spoke quietly.
“Remember who is in charge Solstice.”
Solstice rolled her eyes.
“Yeah, Fate. Not you.”

 
 
Solstice waited for the dragon egg to hatch. She was transported to a room with dog supplies in it and a mini fridge. She also had an all in one bathroom. It was absurd. She didn’t question it though. She use to question everything. What was the person’s motive? What was the estimated time it took for someone to make grilled cheese? How much of that time was wasted? It didn’t matter. Solstice waited patiently for the dragon to emerge from it’s protective egg. It couldn’t go back once it entered this world. It could, but not in the same way. Not until the world destroyed it.
“Master? Master is confused? ”
Solstice smiled.
“Someone is a mind reader.” Solstice chuckled.
“Master wants us to be a mind reader? Master is displeased. We must become mind reader.”
“No, no. It was just a joke.” Solstice said carefully to the dragon.
“Master must name us.” The dragon murmured impatiently.
Solstice couldn’t think of a name that would do the tiny, but deadly creature justice. She finally smiled as her brain scanned the internet for such a name fit for her dragon.
“Thor.”



The dragon restlessly skirted around the room.
“Thor. We shall be Thor.”
Solstice masked her emotions once again. How strange to feel something that was present only moments ago and gone the next moment. Filthy creatures. Emotions were illogical. They were used against you. Thor skirted to a stop and waited patiently for his master to pick him up.
“Master is confused.”
Solstice sighed.
“I’m not exactly sure what I am.”



Thor flapped unhappily.
“Master is being enslaved.”
“Something like that.”
Solstice barely had time to react as mere seconds ticked by and Stephen entered the room.
Solstice held her breath for approximately 5.67876543 seconds until she realized it was useless and her brain informed her of this fact. Her brain reported increased levels of adrenaline, high blood pressure, and a faster heartbeat. Solstice calmly petted her dragon and waited for whatever horror awaited her when he turned away and saw the dragon.



Many thoughts raced through Stephen’s mind in those mere moments. Some about the child he never knew about. Other about the monster he referred to as his wife. It was terrifying seeing what went through that man’s mind on a daily basis. The question was, who ruined him? Who turned him into this monster? Solstice looked for a strand of useful information in that useless man’s minds. Blue hair.

 That was all she could figure out in the man’s mind. He was mad. His thoughts were scattered throughout his mind, his morals all but forgotten. She wasn’t just dealing with a genius that had questionable morals. She was dealing with a lunatic.

He peered over at the monitor, analyzing it. Solstice peered over to look at the thing the mad man had been working on for years. She froze. It was the chip installed into her head. Solstice analyzed the diagram, careful to put it in a safe place where she could look over it again.



Stephen swiveled around to face Solstice. “What is that on your shoulder.” He replied calmly.
Thor poised, ready for fight at his master’s commands.
Solstice stepped away from Stephen, ready at a moment’s notice to attack if necessary.
She answered calmly,”A gift.”
Stephen was in her face right before she knew it. Her brain informed her of increased chemicals in her brain and that if she didn’t calm down, it would be forced to temporarily shut down.
Stephen turned around and grabbed a small remote.
“Remember who is really in charge Solstice.”




Solstice gritted her teeth. Her brain was already starting the countdown. Stephen glared at Solstice and entered a code in the remote. Her brain scrawled with random messages until only one was clear. Stephen pushed the button. Solstice fell to the floor grasping at memories that were disappearing.She began to scream and scream. If she thought she was capable of crying she would have. Her mind was in the worst agony. Her mind was craving something, something that Solstice couldn’t place.

Her mind was in a mad frenzy, trying to work with magic and science. She just needed to stay awake. Thor glanced nervously at Solstice, waiting to attack Stephen. Hadn’t she told him not to? She couldn’t remember. It seemed like hours until she was finally allowed to sink into the comforting darkness of her mind. She could give up. That shock could have killed her. It was tempting, so very tempting to drift into the comfortable darkness.  “She does not control how you react to it.” Solstice didn’t care but apart of her was too stubborn to give her the satisfaction in letting Fate know she won. Solstice picked herself up from the tile floor and glared at the door Stephen had walked out of.



Solstice raced past the glass doors and opened one she had not dared to enter. Solstice looked around the room. Her dragon was nowhere in site. He must have gone to get food. Solstice breathed with relief. She didn’t want him to get hurt. Solstice stopped and stared at the newspapers gathering up and the board that showed a diagram of her brain. How odd. A machine she couldn’t name off the top of her head was also in the room. Solstice stopped short of the glass tank sitting in the room, measured by the sundials surrounding it.
In the tank was a beautiful woman huddled in defeat.

Solstice brain automatically went to get information about the strange woman but she wiped the fetal attempt away. Her mind was still recovering from the shock. Solstice stared at the woman. She was wearing a bracelet that seemed to glow every 4.1234567 seconds. The woman was getting weaker by the day, having already enough with these scientists. How did the council even permit Fate permission to trap her? How dare they!

 It dawned on Solstice. This woman was a goddess. Solstice peered at the glass, trying to find a way to help the woman. The woman glanced at her and laughed, sending a shiver down Solstice’s spine.
You can not help me mind reader. You are one of them.
“What?”
You are one of them. Your mother is one of her’s.
“How can I help you?”



The woman screeched.
“The only reason you are with him is because of the curse! The curse inflicted!”
“I don’t know what you are talking about.”
“Don’t lie! You know! They all know!”
Solstice stumbled away from the woman. A powerful memory surged ahold of Solstice. She was drowning. She was going to drown. The waves kept pushing her deeper and deeper down into the comfortable darkness and the sirens kept singing their lullaby.

“You don’t fool anyone! You don’t fool anyone! You will not replace me!”
Solstice slammed her eyes shut, still tasting the sea water. They had kept the sea goddess, Calypso here for Solstice to replace her. They were mad. It wasn’t how the system work. It wouldn’t work. With the taste of salt still in her mouth, Solstice stared away from the mad goddess as she helplessly looked for help in between pounding on the glass.


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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 63, Part 1 - Shutting Down
« Reply #209 on: April 25, 2016, 01:11:42 AM »
Oh! Megan no!
:'(

Poor Solstice, I hope she's able to break free soon and find some happiness! Thor and she are so cute! Thor will protect her!

Stephen needs to die. Slowly. Deliberately. And painfully.

What a beautifully written chapter mpart. I really can't wait to see what happens to the dearest Solstice next. :D

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 63, Part 1 - Shutting Down
« Reply #210 on: April 25, 2016, 09:15:38 PM »
Oh! Megan no!
:'(

Poor Solstice, I hope she's able to break free soon and find some happiness! Thor and she are so cute! Thor will protect her!

Stephen needs to die. Slowly. Deliberately. And painfully.

What a beautifully written chapter mpart. I really can't wait to see what happens to the dearest Solstice next. :D

I really liked Megan. I hope she does find some happiness too. (That or Mercy will whack her over the head. XD) Thor and Echo are adorable. I love dragons. Thank you so much.

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 63, Part 2 - Shutting Down
« Reply #211 on: April 27, 2016, 07:16:21 PM »
Stephen was in the other room, taunting Calypso. Solstice could already guess he was smirking. Her suspicions were confirmed when he voiced his thoughts out loud that ringed through the lab,”Pathetic.” He needed to die.



Solstice kicked a little harder each time. Stephen’s voice. Calypso’s voice. The hallucination. Each one fueled an unreadable thirst for something Solstice couldn’t obtain. She calculated the speed at which she needed to hit the target and missed by approximately .0674 seconds. So close, yet so far away. Imperfection was perfection with flaws. It worked and then it didn’t. She had to be in good shape for who knows what. All she knew was that everyone that ran this mad didn’t have any sense of right and wrong. Like kidnapping a girl and forcing her into a role that she is too small to play. They wanted her to become a goddess. They wanted her to start a war.



Solstice went back to the only thing she truly felt sometimes she could count on. Dancing. Every move was perfected until her feet bled. The radio was old and it wasn’t the best thing in the world. Solstice glanced at herself in the mirror. That horrid scar that marked them forever theirs. The eyes didn’t matter to her, it was an improvement. The scar bothered her. The scientists had inflicted a physical scar and many mental scars. She wanted to make them all pay.

Solstice detected Gladys entering the room in approximately 5.65457 seconds. She should have stopped dancing because Gladys hated when she danced. She called it frivolous. Gladys was beaming with pride, but something else. Fear. Solstice’s heart seemed to know what she was thinking about. She had killed Mercy, but Mercy had turned it into a victory instead.



“Stop dancing Solstice. You know how frivolous that is.”
Solstice glared at her, unable to mask her emotions. Her thoughts had told her that already.
“What do you want?”
Gladys smiled.

“Do you want to go willingly or are we are going to be forced to shutdown your system?”
Solstice sighed and knew she was already going to shut down her system anyways. Her thoughts said so.
“Stop playing games. We already know what you are going to do.”
Gladys frowned.
“You are no fun.”
She hit a button and Solstice’s vision went back to the comfortable, alluring darkness.



Solstice found herself tied into a chair. She attempted to wave at Stephen who she knew must be seeing it all through the mirrors. Stupid one-way mirrors. She hated mirrors. Solstice sighed and rolled her eyes. She barely had time to process the situation before he spoke.
“What a freak.”
Solstice hated the fact that he was voicing her thoughts. She hated him. He needed to die. She smiled at him.

“That isn’t anyway to greet the hot cyborg.” Solstice loved seeing him squirm under the realization she had just voiced his thoughts. He had stunning, blue eyes. Solstice hated them because she was staring into Aurora’s eyes. Someone who had been held captive in a doll with only their thoughts to keep them company. Didn’t they know that their thoughts would destroy them? His name was August Legend. He was full of himself thinking he was better than she was. She would enjoy proving him wrong. Solstice started naming off different poisons in her head while her brain was keeping count of the ingredients for each and every poison. August smirked.

He got under her skin like no one had before. She hated him. She hated alot of people these days though. She didn’t think that was a good thing. She had more enemies than friends it seemed. She tapped her foot impatiently trying to loosen the rope binding her to the chair.  “Yes, August Legend?” The moment she said his name thousands of bits of information sped towards her at lightning speed. Her powers was acting up again. Solstice smiled at him.
“Why is the heir to the throne coming to see me about destroying Isla Paradiso?”
His smile faltered.
“How did you obtain that information?”
“I have no need to tell you. I have nothing to gain from this situation except more useless attempts at brainwashing.”
August masked his emotions.
“You are a freak. No one will accept you.”
Solstice sighed and masked her emotions. Her foot betrayed her though. It wouldn’t stop shaking. August smiled.
“You are weak.”
Solstice rolled her eyes and hid her feelings with a small smile. These people wanted her to be everything but made her believe she was nothing.

Where was the logic? Solstice hated questions without logical answers. She couldn’t fix them. She couldn’t fix anything. Everything seemed to shatter in her fragile hands. One made of metal and the other made of soft tissue. Why was she letting him get to her? Why was she letting any of them get to her? Let them underestimate her and call her weak. It would help in her favor when she destroyed the place anyways. Solstice’s smile grew larger.
“You can leave August. I’m sure your mother is calling to you. It really was a tragedy that your father died in the attack of Bridgeport. Didn’t ten people randomly drown themselves?”



August’s face turned into a frown. “You aren’t a siren. You are a mind reader.”
Solstice grinned. “You aren’t as stupid as you look! What a surprise!”Solstice enjoyed every moment of it. August stared her directly in the eye.
“I am more powerful than you can imagine.” Solstice rolled her eyes.
“Pathetic. There is power in information. You are an open book. I don’t think you should go with that tactic to invade Isla Pardiso. You would have to many casualties to continue on the war. Try something else.” Solstice kept eye contact.

Solstice waved her hand at him, gesturing at the door.
“Leave. I have more people to talk to. This was fun. We should do this more often.”
August jerked up out of his chair and stormed out the door. Solstice mockingly pretended to be terrified of the next line to the throne. Solstice worked on untying the rope that was forcing her to stay in this uncomfortable situation. She hated talking.

She was fine. She was okay. She was a bomb ticking off to utter destruction. The moment Aurora walked in, she was done. She no longer could contain her anger in this, timid, sad girl. She was no longer that girl. She was a girl that delighted in destruction. Aurora was unharmed, accepted back into her family of royals. She was happy. She had toyed with Eric’s feelings. She was happy here. Solstice had saved her life. Solstice ignored the guilt that was eating at Aurora for Solstice being the lab experiment. Aurora didn’t deserve to be sitting there, without a scar that kept her awake at night. The room changed. Everything got brighter, too bright. Aurora couldn’t meet Solstice’s eyes. She was a freak after all. So be it.
“Solstice. They think I can help you for this thing.” Aurora said cooly.

Aurora didn’t want to destroy those people. Solstice didn’t reply.
“They want you to help them Solstice.” Aurora said pleadingly.
Solstice finally spoke.
“They want me to become a goddess though they don’t even know the rules of the world themselves. Where is my dragon? Where is Thor?”
Aurora hesitated.
“They will kill you and make Eric become one of those things.”



That was enough for Solstice.
“A cyborg, Aurora. Will you be the one watching as the last things that make him normal are taken away from him? Will you be the one forced to look at the ashes of who he once was, knowing you were the reason for his destruction? They want to kill me? They already have. Don’t be stupid. I’m taking you down with me.” The light was getting even brighter. Her mind was screaming one thing: Destroy them, destroy all of them.

Solstice smiled wickedly at Aurora. Her powers reached into her mind, destroying everything that Aurora held dear. Solstice could feel her power coursing through her veins. She was getting more powerful. She was feeding off Aurora’s power. People were screaming but couldn’t stop Solstice. Thunder was roaring above the underground lab. Aurora collapsed to the ground in agony. It was beautiful chaos. Solstice had never felt lighter though she was plunging into darkness. Everything was fine until the stupid hybrid rewired the remote that controlled Solstice and caused her system to shutdown, saving Aurora in the process.


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Kyle laughed bitterly under his breath as Stephen examined his makeshift prison for the girl.
“Very good Kyle. We could use your help down here. You saved us from destruction.” Stephen mocked the girl. Kyle shifted uneasily. Stephen smiled at him.
“You do know how rare you are, your mother be a nymph and your father being a werewolf, don’t you? Your combination of genetics is nearly impossible.”

Kyle smirked. His father had been bitten before he had taken the throne from Kyle. Kyle’s mother...Kyle had never known her. All he knew was that he was born days before the heir to the throne was. How awkard to find out your husband, the king, had another child that you found on your doorstep. Especially when your doorstep was a castle. His mother had left him one thing and one thing only, a note. Kyle winced. The memory was still fresh in his mind. He didn’t even know what his mother had named him.

“It will survive. You didn’t damage it at all. If anything, it needs to be rewired.”
“Maybe if you stopped calling her an it, she would stop having tantrums.”
Stephen laughed. Kyle’s face went red.
“How is Amelie the psycho doing?”
Stephen lurched from whatever thing he was contemplating on destroying.
“Well, she killed her.”
Kyle nodded.
“How is your country doing?”
Stephen glanced at him.
“My what?”
“You have fathered a whole country by now, haven’t you?”
Kyle shook his finger at Stephen.
“Poor pregnant woman, having to raise mini-Stephens.”
Kyle shaked his head.
“I would rather die.” Kyle said mockingly.

Stephen left the room. Kyle smirked. Kyle stared at the strange girl and shook his head.
“Next time you should free the mad goddess. You should anger fate.”




The girl jerked at the restraints as her system restarted itself. She started screaming.
Kyle tapped his foot impatiently, tightening the vines’s hold on the girl.
“Calm down princess.”
“Shut up Kyle Legend. Thanks for the dragon.”
Kyle shifted uneasily.
“My parents are dead. My family is dead. Everyone is dead.”
The girl was starting to freak him out.
She attempted to lean down and meet his gaze.
Kyle jumped back.

“Well princess, what about you don’t kill me. Your family is fine. Your mother is a crazy siren. Everything is fine except you.”
“What do you want? The throne?”
Kyle shrugged.
“I’m too hot for the throne anyways. Nah. I want you to help me get out of here.”



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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 4:12, Part 2 - Shutting Down
« Reply #212 on: April 27, 2016, 09:21:25 PM »
Ugh.
Stephen.
(pfffbtt)!

Calypso is going to be so angry when she gets out of that cage.

<3 Solstice is adorable, as always. <3 We just need to burn down this lab and everyone in it! >:O I'm picking up my pitchforks.

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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 4:12, Part 2 - Shutting Down
« Reply #213 on: May 01, 2016, 03:17:16 AM »
Ugh.
Stephen.
(pfffbtt)!

Calypso is going to be so angry when she gets out of that cage.

<3 Solstice is adorable, as always. <3 We just need to burn down this lab and everyone in it! >:O I'm picking up my pitchforks.

Stephen is Stephen. He isn't even an Alexander Brantley. I wonder how she will react when/if she gets out of the cage. Don't you love Kyle though? He is growing on me.

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Gwen paced back and forth, glancing at her husband who knew exactly what Gwen was worried about. She hadn’t been able to sleep, eat, or basically do anything since she had discovered the sirens. James had the same worried expression on his face with a hint of confusion mixed into it. “What is going on Gwen?” The girls on the couch sighed and glanced at Gwen.
Gwen glared at the girls. “Something has happened to my daughter.”
James stared worriedly at her. “She is right here.”
“No, she isn’t.”
“What do you mean?”
Eric’s eyes never left the girl disguised as Aurora. Not even once. Gwen was tempted to ask what had happen. She was scared for her children. She stared down at her belly. Soon enough, there would be another addition to their little family.



“Have you heard of sirens being able to disguise as others?”
James looked baffled and Eric just ended up putting his head in his hands.
Eric started speaking calmly,”Powerful sirens are able to disguise as others, mimicking their voice and more often than not, their looks. They have the ability to change into completely unique forms or change into forms others have taken.” Gwen and James stared at their son.
Eric shifted uneasily. “I did my research.”

James put his head in his hands, defeated.
“Do you mean that the girl sitting on my couch is basically my daughter’s doppelganger?”
The girl smiled. “You forgot about Aurora. We never intended for anyone to die. It just happened.”
James jumped back as Eric jumped to his feet.
“Sit down. All of you.”
Gwen snapped her fingers and everyone did as she said except James. He was immune.
“Gwen-”
“Let me figure this out.”



Gwen turned around and faced the girls. One girl had neon hair, and the same grayish tint to her eyes that Gwen had, and another had blonde hair with strands of aqua in it.
“What do you mean someone died?”
The girls stared at her, paralyzed with fear. Gwen felt a rush of power erupt inside of her.
“That wasn’t a question you could decide if you answered.” Everything started spilling out of the girls.



“Mother told us the only reason she had us was to get revenge on her sister and to live forever. We were trained at a young age to shape into other people. Mother told us the goddess would give us our powers. We were forced to attack your daughter. We didn’t mean to hurt anyone. We were just following orders.”
Gwen snapped. “Look what good you did. You are as pathetic as your mother.”
James stood up and walked over to Gwen. “It isn’t their fault.”
“My daughter could be dead because of these girls. Don’t tell me it isn’t their fault. Her blood may be on their hands.”



Gwen couldn’t stare at her husband. The world was spinning and she was afraid her small, perfect world she had built up would shatter into millions of pieces. “They are going to die.”
“No, they aren’t Gwen.” Gwen shaked her head.
“If I don’t kill them, the curse will.”
Eric looked briefly at Gwen, fascinated. He was so much like Solstice. It use to bring a smile to her face, but now it only brought her pain.
“What curse? The one inflicted by Fate upon our family or a different one entirely?”
Gwen let a hint of a smile onto her face. “I swear sometimes you and your sister are mindreaders.”
Eric huffed. “Not me.”



The girls on the couch shifted anxiously.
“Mother is going to be so mad at you Callistus.”
“It wasn’t my job to stalk her!”
“Shut up.”
Gwen sighed again. The world was spinning even faster, picking everyone she loved up with it.
“A cursed siren and an a normal siren are two different things. A siren is a magic user that has a powerful voice that can manipulate others. A cursed siren is a siren that used their magic incorrectly and has to pay the price. The first signs is scale on their legs in which they are give a few hours to go to Siren’s Cove or die. They then can only go onto land during the night and have to serve centuries luring others into the dangerous ocean depths.”
The girl’s stared at her.

“We aren’t cursed. We don’t have scales on our legs.”
“Your magic is out of balance.”
“How would you know?”
“Trust me.”
One of the girl’s grinned.
“You don’t know. You know what I know, one of those two didn’t get out alive. Which one ever did will wish they were dead. Trust me. I would rather be a cursed siren than whatever they will turn her into.”

Gwen turned and looked at the girl. She looked so much like her mother. Gwen smiled as the power inside of her screamed revenge. James noticed right away.
“Don’t you dare Gwen. Don’t you dare.” Her son just stared at her.
“What is going on? Mom? Dad?”
Gwen scanned through all her options. Fire? Nah. Electrocution? Too quick. Starvation? Too slow.  Drowning? That would be a classic. She should stay with the classics. She was merciful after all. There are so many worse things than death. She couldn’t hear James anymore and could only notice the girls staring at her in fear. Eric got up and quickly left the room. He knew his mother wasn’t in her right mind. James stared screaming various things at her.



“They are just teenagers! They aren’t even full sirens! Their mother did this, not them!”
None of it got through to Gwen until he crossed the line.
“You are going to end up just like your father!”
Gwen turned around.
“What did you just say?”
“You are going to end up just like your father Gwen!” 
Gwen snapped and replied cooly. “You better hope you don’t become like your father.”
Gwen stared at the girls. The girls looked fine unless you looked in their eyes. Their eyes told of terrors that they had seen that were beyond their years. James was talking again? Why couldn’t he stop talking?



“Gwen, she isn’t dead! She isn’t you!”
Gwen turned around and finally faced her husband.
“I raised her for years by myself. You don’t know her.”
“Whose fault is that?!”
“You left me a note telling me you were leaving and to never look for you! You told me your father was right about me! You were always needed to be the one who needed to be right James! Maybe you weren’t!”




James stormed out of the room.
“Really mature James!”
Gwen turned around to the girls.
“Tie yourselfs up. I don’t care.”
The girl with neon hair murmured a thank you for not killing her.
Gwen smiled darkly. “If you hurt anymore of my family I don’t care what he says, you will die a long and painful death. Got it?”
The girls nodded.

Gwen sighed and fell to the ground after the girls were gone. Silent tears streamed down her face. Was James right? Was he wrong? He irritated her to no end. He always had to be the right one in the equation. How could Gwen love someone that seemed to shake her whole world down? It seemed every time she was near him she broke into pieces again only to feel whole. Why did she love him? Gwen knew the answer. She sighed. Those girls could have killed his daughter and he wanted to do nothing, nothing? Gwen grabbed something that looked expensive and threw it. She laughed.
“That was smart.”



Eric came by and sat by her. “That was a stupid thing for him to say. You should have killed them.” Gwen glanced at him. “Yeah.” Eric sighed. “Don’t listen to what he says sometimes. He just isn’t use to seeing people as they really are.” Gwen sighed. “I guess I should be telling you not to talk bad about your father.” Eric laughed. “I’m not talking bad about him. I’m just telling the truth.” Gwen rolled her eyes. “That is what I thought at your age too.” Eric grinned. “I will say it when I’m older then.” Gwen raised an eyebrow. “You can say that when you have wife and kids. You will then be able to understand.” Eric’s grin just got bigger. “Deal.” Gwen laughed.

“I forgot to tell him I got a phone call from his mother.” Eric looked confused. “What?”
“She wanted to meet up with him or something. The woman that abandoned when he was young has finally decided to show up again.” Eric frowned. “Never let me abandon my kids. Ever. Got it?” Gwen grinned. “If you did you wouldn’t live to see what would happen because of it.” Eric laughed. They were both laughing like idiots. Gwen’s world started spinning again and she collapsed.


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James paced back and forth. Why, why did he say that to his wife? He hadn’t meant it. He just froze. He just saw her in those girls and wanted to protect them. Those girls weren’t Gwen. James clenched his hands into fists. They were the reason his daughter could be dead. They would be a factor in his daughter’s destruction. He glanced at the girls. One smirked. They needed to die. His little girl was out there, all alone. Gwen was right. She was the thing keeping him together through everything. Who would he be without her? He needed to beg for forgiveness. Gwen didn’t deserve what James had said. She was so much better than those girls. He knew better. James froze as he heard his son calling for him. “Dad? Dad! Mom, wake up. Wake up! I said wake up!”




James ran into the room where his son was was shaking Gwen, trying to get her to wake up. Tears were streaming down his face. “Mom, mom, mom!” “Gwen? Gwen?” He laid her head on his lap, begging for her to wake up. Why wouldn’t she wake up? He couldn’t lose her. He wouldn’t lose her. Eric called someone. James didn’t know who it was. He didn’t care, he just needed to help her. He had never felt more helpless in his life before. He already missed her laugh, her smile, even the face she made at him when she was mad. He couldn’t be without her again. He didn’t want to be without her again. He couldn't. Every moment with her was precious. “Wake up Gwen, please wake up Gwen.” James held tightly onto her until he was forced to let her go. 



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Gwen woke up in a room she wasn’t familiar with. She grabbed the closest thing to her that could be use as a weapon and tried to get off  the bed. It didn’t work. The world came back into view. James was hunched down in the chair, defeated. “I’m so sorry Gwen.”
Gwen launched up and stared at her stomach and tears started falling down her face. “No, no.” James noticed her distress and walked over to her. “They are fine.” Gwen stared at him. “They?” James smiled. “Twin boys.” Gwen laughed. “Guess what that means moron, I was right.” James stared sadly at her. “You were right about those girls Gwen. They are ticking time bombs. I’m so sorry for what I said. It was stupid. I just want Solstice back.” Gwen gave him a look of dread. “Even if she comes back, she won’t be the same.”



  Gwen was allowed out of the hospital a lot sooner than she thought she would be able to.
Gwen held Calloway. He always had a smile on his face while his brother, Matt, always had a frown. Gwen snickered. “Matt is you James.” Gwen got home and stared at the house. “We don’t have enough room. Gwen plopped onto the bed, exhausted. “I’m not having anymore children. Having them is exhausting.” James smiled. “Four is perfect.” Gwen felt her heart stuck in her throat. Her voice came out weak,”I just want her to come home, you know. I want my little girl to come home.” James nodded quietly. Gwen kept speaking. “I want to grow old with you and see our grandchildren running around our huge house that is too big for just us.” James smiled. “I don’t deserve you.”  Gwen nodded tiredly. “Yeah, yeah. Love you too James.” Gwen dozed off and barely caught what he said,”I love you Gwen. I promise I will get our daughter back.”



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Gwen tossed and turned until one of the twins woke her up. What was going to happen to her daughter? Would she die or be the remains of the little girl she once was? Gwen was scared, no, terrified for her daughter. She was afraid she would end up just like Gwen had until something finally woke her up. Gwen relived those terrible moments in her life. She held onto her baby boy, Calloway, to keep her sane. He stared at her curiously. His little hand tugged her hair. Gwen smiled. “You are insane.” Calloway giggled, with a hint of mischief in his eyes.



Gwen’s smile started to fade. He had her eyes. Was it possible, no it wasn’t. Gwen cooed to her little boy,”Happy birthday you little monster.” Gwen sighed. “I guess happy birthday to me too.” It was any moment now. “Tick, tock, Calloway.” Calloway looked up at her, startled. Gwen shook her head. Was it possible? Would Fate really offer her immortality? Could she turn it down? It was baffling to Gwen. What was it like to be inside that woman’s head?



Gwen blinked and she was in Fate’s presence. The goddess looked bored. “What do you want? You have lived this long and provided me power. Choose something.” Gwen sighed. She had imagined this would go a lot differently. Gwen spoke quietly,”I want a long life with James and my family.” This seemed to wake Fate up. “Immortality? That only goes so far.” Gwen shaked her head. “Just a long, happy, normal life.” The goddess laughed. “Normal?”
Gwen smiled. “Let me rephrase that. I want to live to a normal age and die with James with my family.” The goddess sighed, looking defeated. “Fine. Go away. Your presence is draining.” Gwen stared curiously at the goddess. She knew that look. Gwen hid a hint of a smile.

Before she knew it, she was back, holding Calloway. Everyone but Calloway and her didn’t notice it. She stared at her child curiously. “That was strange.” Calloway gave her a look that said “tell me about it.” Gwen wanted to believe she imagined that. She was scared that she didn’t. James was reading an old newspaper that should have been thrown out. He frowned. “I’m not sure this is accurate.” Gwen sighed and kissed her husband.



James put the newspaper down. “Happy birthday Gwen.” Gwen snickered. “You got to celebrate your birthday by yourself but I can’t.” James nodded “Exactly.” Gwen crossed her arms. “I’m guessing you got me a gift?” She said teasingly. She didn’t expect anything. She loved her husband and that was enough for her. James grinned. “I actually did. A house.” Gwen raised an eyebrow. “What?” James’s grin just got wider. “I got us a house in Dragon Valley. There is job positionings there for both of us if you would like.” Gwen’s throat got tighter. “What about?” James shook his head. “We have been looking everywhere Gwen. She will find us when the time is right.” Gwen sighed and ended up putting her head in her hands. “We can’t give up.”

James put an arm around her. “We aren’t giving up. We are doing the opposite of it. We need to show her that we aren’t going to give up searching for her, but we aren’t going to go insane from these monsters that took her.” Gwen nodded her head and grabbed herself some coffee. “You are always spending a positive twist on everything. ‘Sorry you were kidnapped. Here is some junk food.’” Gwen shook her head as James laughed. “It is crazy looking back.” Gwen frowned. “We are getting old.” James shook his head. “That is an accomplishment.” Gwen looked around, panicking. “Did you forget the cakes?” Gwen paused for a moment and kissed James.



James just shook his head. “No Gwen. I didn’t forget the cakes. We will be having cakes for days.” Gwen smiled. “Should I tell Eric to start packing?” James sighed and stared at the newspaper again. “If that is what you would like for us to do.”  Gwen rolled her eyes. “Of course.” Eric knocked on Eric’s door. That was strange. He wasn’t in there. Gwen barged in to see him hunched over blueprints. Gwen peered over his shoulder. A chip of sorts? “What are you doing there?” Eric jumped.



“Thanks mom. You just gave me a heart attack.” Gwen crossed her arms. “What are you doing, Eric?” Eric looked at the blueprints. “I’m doing something that will change the world.” Gwen hid a hint of a smile. “Okay. We are moving. Start packing.” Eric stared at her. “What? Where?” Gwen grinned. “Dragon Valley.” Eric took a deep breath. “That sounds awesome mom. Can you get me an alchemy station?” Gwen’s smile faded. “You are interested in magic?” Eric smiled sheeply. “Not interested, fascinated.” Gwen shook her head. “Sure you were always so much like your sister.” Her voice cracked on the last word. “We will find her.” Eric said firmly. Gwen smiled. “You are so much like your father.” Eric grinned. “I take that as a compliment.”
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Eric made sure his mother was out of the room before resuming to the blueprints he had already carefully planned out. Was it possible that something that brought him so much joy to create could destroy so many people’s lives? He didn’t care as long as it helped his sister. That is what mattered. He had somehow managed to figure out that whoever had her was planning to install a chip in her head that could control her. That wasn’t the only con though. Her power would be unstable and sooner or later, she would have to find a power source to extract more power from. It would cause her to be dependent on other magic user’s power.

Eric wasn’t sure why he was creating blueprints to fix the chip. He just was. Before he could stop himself he was adding smart remarks to whatever moron seemed to stumble upon the blueprints. He didn’t exactly have an idea who it would be. He was just insulting them for their lack of intelligence among other things he clearly didn’t know. The terrifying thing thing was that he felt he knew this person.

Eric finally put the blueprints away and launched up from the chair. He ducked under the flying dragon to see where the sirens were. They were tied up of course. Letting them free wasn’t an option for any of them. Eric sighed and held up the note he had found lying on the ground of a car crash. No one knew who crashed except their sure wasn’t any survivors. His parents and him didn’t know when Solstice and Aurora went missing. A fresh pain of guilt stabbed him.  He held up the note so the sirens could see it. It had little information on it but he hoped it was enough to strike fear into their hearts.

Their mother had knew they were going to die eventually from what they referred to as their “mission.” He hoped the note would be the last thing that broke any loyalty the woman that had given birth to them. It did. It all started spilling out. Everything. The lab. The project. The car crash. At the end they were crying, begging for forgiveness. Eric shook his head sadly. He would try if he could somehow know these girls couldn’t manipulate other’s anymore. He stared down at their legs that were covered with scales. He waved his hand and the ropes came undone. “Go, just go. Don’t come back. Go to Siren’s Cove and don’t do anything to my family again. Got it?” They nodded then skirted off out of the house.

Eric walked out of the room to find his mother staring at him suspiciously. “What did you do?” Eric shrugged. “I sent them to Siren’s Cove.” His mom shaked her head. “We invited some of our family over for the twin’s brother. Eric sighed and walked out of the room. In the kitchen where three simple cakes sat on the table. Eric waved at Kaleb who seemed bored. He was always bored. He glanced around and his eyes finally landed on Eric. “Guess who is coming to Dragon Valley with you guys?” Eric grinned and then looked around. “Have you seen Maleficent?” Kaleb shrugged. “Nope.”



Eric watched as his mother and father took the twins up to the cakes. Calloway tugged on mom’s hair. Eric shrugged. There was an audible gasp when Calloway became a toddler.  Everyone stared for a second. Kaleb stared at mom, trying to figure out if this was a trick of sorts. Everyone knew it wasn’t a trick by Eric’s mother’s face. “Impossible.” Dad went to comfort her. “It doesn’t mean anything.” Mom closed her eyes and blew out the candles. “ It means Fate has changed the game.”


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Re: Perfect Genetics Challenge: Chapter 4:12, Part 2 - Shutting Down
« Reply #215 on: May 01, 2016, 03:34:14 AM »
Ugh.
Stephen.
(pfffbtt)!

Calypso is going to be so angry when she gets out of that cage.

<3 Solstice is adorable, as always. <3 We just need to burn down this lab and everyone in it! >:O I'm picking up my pitchforks.

Stephen is Stephen. He isn't even an Alexander Brantley. I wonder how she will react when/if she gets out of the cage. Don't you love Kyle though? He is growing on me.
He's getting close though. Then again, Alexander Brantley was something else.
'Tis ok, because Mercy is above that riff-raff (dusts self off and straightens self). Alexander is but a mere mortal compared to my darling Mercy. (Pulls out foam finger and T-Shirt).
I'm officially off the Astra wagon and back where I belong - with Mercy. Solstice is coming close to getting her own foam finger for my other hand though... That girl has sass. I LOVE it. She ROCKS being a cyborg.
As for Kyle? Meh. He's working in that STUPID lab with that STUPID (pfffbbbt) Stephen. Solstice could do much better.

Also, GET IT GWEN.
I'm going to need to grow more arms and hands to help deal with the amount of foam fingers I'll need, and James is starting to earn a pfffbbtt here. He needs to get his butt together.

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He's getting close though. Then again, Alexander Brantley was something else.
'Tis ok, because Mercy is above that riff-raff (dusts self off and straightens self). Alexander is but a mere mortal compared to my darling Mercy. (Pulls out foam finger and T-Shirt).
I'm officially off the Astra wagon and back where I belong - with Mercy. Solstice is coming close to getting her own foam finger for my other hand though... That girl has sass. I LOVE it. She ROCKS being a cyborg.
As for Kyle? Meh. He's working in that STUPID lab with that STUPID (pfffbbbt) Stephen. Solstice could do much better.

Also, GET IT GWEN.
I'm going to need to grow more arms and hands to help deal with the amount of foam fingers I'll need, and James is starting to earn a pfffbbtt here. He needs to get his butt together.

James is getting close, isn't he? He is writing himself. I will probably talk more about it in the next chapter. I'm glad you are loving my characters! I have to say, I'm really excited about one's story in the future. Well, I have a lot of things in this story I'm excited about. This will probably be the longest generation so far to be truthful. I want to do all my characters justice. :)

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Re:Labelles's Perfect Genetic Challenge - Announcement
« Reply #217 on: May 12, 2016, 10:51:29 PM »
Announcement

Hey guys if you haven't heard from @LivvieLove I'm currently going on a trip and will be gone for a little while. Sadly, that is not my only news. My game is determined to keep torturing me. My Sims 3 files were accidentally replaced and I have to recreate my sims. My custom content was also effected and now I have to go through and reinstall it. It may be a week or two before I can get another update up. I also want to say, I'm doing a collaboration with LivvieLove (I'm not exactly sure if I have officially mentioned this before in this story) and somethings from my previous generation may not fit into the current story anymore. What I'm say is, what you see now is what is the truth in the story.  @LivvieLove has also mentioned this in her story. Please be patient as I'm losing my mind putting my game back together. I appreciate it so much. Thank you all so much for reading my story! Please check out LivvieLove's wonderful story that is linked in the chapter list!

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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge: Announcement
« Reply #218 on: May 14, 2016, 09:37:27 AM »
@mpart oh no *cries* I'm so sorry :-( I hope you manage to get it going again. Enjoy your trip!
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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge: Announcement
« Reply #219 on: May 16, 2016, 06:38:30 PM »
Hello-If you don't recognize me, it's because I'm new here-mpart! I'm sorry about your sims. Yikes! If that happened to me, well... I have a LOT of sims.

Anyway, I'd just like to say that your story is fantastic! I've been reading for a while and I love it. Have a good trip!
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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge: Announcement
« Reply #220 on: May 23, 2016, 03:46:35 PM »
@mpart oh no *cries* I'm so sorry :-( I hope you manage to get it going again. Enjoy your trip!

Thank you! Sadly this is not the first time it has happened and it certainly won't be the last.  :-\

Hello-If you don't recognize me, it's because I'm new here-mpart! I'm sorry about your sims. Yikes! If that happened to me, well... I have a LOT of sims.

Anyway, I'd just like to say that your story is fantastic! I've been reading for a while and I love it. Have a good trip!

Hello there! I think I cried a little. I'm not even going to lie. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me! I'm hoping the screenshots have slowly gotten better and maybe my writing has improved over the generations.  :)

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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge: 4:14 - You're No Hero
« Reply #221 on: May 24, 2016, 01:01:37 PM »
Hey guys! My game hasn't been fixed just yet but it is getting there. Slowly. Luckily I got a chapter done before my vacation and I'm back. Well, unluckily if you look at it. I really can't explain what happened. Enjoy the chapter!
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Gwen closed her eyes as silent tears started falling down her face. Please, please don’t let this end. It was though. She was no longer the little girl that fell in love with him, she was a mother. He would find someone else. He always found something else. She loved him enough that she left him. That’s what happened. Did she though? Did she really love him still after everything? After everything he did? Was it possible?

She was no longer filled with love for the man she thought she fell in love with. She was felt with regret. Gwen smiled through the tears. No, she had four wonderful children with him. She was no longer the ghost of her past. She was no longer his ghost. She was no longer the woman standing in the shadow of the man she thought she had fell in love with. He lost what she loved about him.

Her heart broke into pieces as another round of sobs consumed her. She stared at the finger her ring should have been on. The ring of broken promises, empty words, and dead love. Gwen closed her eyes. She was stronger than this. She was stronger than him. One day he was going to realize that she was worth fighting for. His daughter was worth fighting for. He would just realize it a little too late. Her marriage was in ruins. Her daughter was dead. She was sitting in a hotel in Bridgeport.

 How did the story begin? How did the story end? Did it end when the little girl realized that she was no longer the same person she had once been or was it the little boy who grew up everything he swore he would never be? Had he changed or had he finally took the mask he was wearing off? Gwen opened her eyes and picked herself up. Crying wasn’t going to change things. She would get everything she wanted even if it couldn’t be with the person she thought was the love of her life.



The house with the white-picket fence, a beautiful family, a successful career even though she wouldn’t grow grey. Gwen opened her eyes. She just needed to remember why she was here in the first place. She could. She would. Gwen got to her feet, feeling stronger than ever. She didn’t know when it started to fall apart truthfully. She just knew she was done. He was arrogant. He would always be looking down at her. That wasn’t her fault.

 Gwen stood straighter as she made her way to the door. She wasn’t weak. She wasn’t strong. She was powerful. James Lake had made Gwen Labelle forget that. She just needed a wake up call. Closing her eyes Gwen could still remember the awful memory and the emotions associated with. Hatred, resentment, love, sadness, and most of all, betrayal. Always betrayal. She was tired of fighting him though.



 She had never realized who she was really fighting until that day. She just felt numb. Gwen knew exactly what the best revenge was. Picking herself up and accomplishing everything she wanted. Time healed all wounds supposedly. Still, the memory was fresh in her mind. She just needed to go back to the day she found her daughter’s remains.
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It had been a beautiful Spring day in Sunset Valley. For once it wasn’t snowing like the world was ending. Little did Gwen know that her world would be crashing down that very day. Tensions were running high in the car as Eric scrambled to gather whatever he was working so hard on. Gwen was making sure everyone was comfortable. Calloway would never complain about anything and would just fall asleep. He was such a good toddler. Matt on the other hand was already complaining about the stuffy car. Gwen smiled at him. She couldn’t meet James’s eye. She hated the fact she had forgiven him so quickly for letting those girls free. She hated the fact he said she was her father. This was just a bad patch. They could get through it.

She thought they could. She made herself believe it. Even through everything she wanted to love him. She wanted to live a long and happy life with him standing by her. Fate seemed to hand her a different deck of cards though. The car screeched to a stop as everyone stared at the remains of a charred car. Their car. Eric opened the door and ran to the wreckage. Gwen stared at the remains of the car in horror. Her heart fluttered as adrenaline rushed through her system. Soon she noticed someone was screaming and Calloway was tugging on her hair, surveying the scene with curiosity. James stared at the car with uneasy calmness. Gwen gently placed Calloway back in the car with tears blocking her vision. Was this happening?



Suddenly Eric was running through the wreckage of the car looking for any sign of life while Gwen was sobbing looking for any sign of anything that could bring her daughter to her. She stared at James. Nothing. Not a sign of emotion. He was cold. He wasn’t the warm James that she knew that would have held her tightly and searched for his daughter. It was seeming more and more everyday he didn’t exist. She would have followed him anywhere. It didn’t matter her to her anymore. She just needed to find her daughter. She heard Eric scream. It was a sound that she would never forget. It was fully of agony and pain.



Gwen stumbled to where her son was, clutching the last bits of strength she could find within herself. Lightning struck near Eric and Gwen while Calloway and Matt looked in confusion in the car. They were too young to understand what was happening.  Eric sat down and stared at the trail of blood leading down to the cliff. How blood had even stayed there that long was a mystery. It was no longer a mystery if the person had survived or not. Gwen clutched her son’s shoulder, unable to find strength anymore. “It-t’s a trick Eric.” Eric stared hopelessly at the ground and spoke quietly. “It isn’t. They either killed or destroyed her.” A sob racked through Gwen’s body as she stared down into the dangerous water that threatened to consume her. Rain that soaked Gwen to the bone poured down as lightning shook the ground. 



Gwen and Eric stared helplessly into the water as everything Solstice had done for them flashed through their minds. Her smile. The way she pursed her lips when she was angry. The way she was fascinating with everything and always saw the good in everyone she could. Roars of thunder clashed as the water consumed everything it touched. Silent tears fell down their face as time stopped to remember the little girl that had always brought a smile to everyone’s face.

The way she bounced and playfully insulted her brother. The way she had always insisted on wearing a dress. The way her hair always seemed to be out of place. Her devotion to dance. It was always the little things that defined Solstice. They were the big things. Staring down at the merciless water Gwen could see her little girl disappearing out of thin air.  They could never destroy her. They never would. It seemed like years passed as Eric and Gwen were soaked to the bone, clutching each other in hopes to find strength in the other.

Calloway started crying and Gwen reached for her child. Gwen stood up and stared into those eyes that once hold warmth and happiness that now only held coldness. “We need to move forward.” Gwen stared into those eyes looking for the man she loved. Just a piece of him. Just show me if he is still there. Images flashed in her mind of everything he had done, good and bad. He was always there at the right time it seemed. He was always the person that had promised her a happy ending.

What had he given her really? Was he her hero? Was he her tragedy? Whatever was left of him was no more than a ghost as everything connected into place. He had been distant with his children. He had left that note with no explanation except that she was a monster and his father had been right. It had taken him years to look for her right after he found out he was a father. He always brought up her past and used against her. He refused to see her as a different person. He had always had to be the better person in the situation. He wasn’t willing to find his daughter no matter what the cost was. Last but not least, he stared at what was his daughter’s remains with no more than boredom.

Gwen met those brown eyes that had once seemed so gentle, so loving, no longer contained the boy she had once loved. That was what he had been. A boy. That boy grew up into a monster. It all connected together like never before. What was left was the horror of the situation. James seemed to notice it suddenly and his voice softened. “Gwen-” Gwen couldn’t meet those eyes that had tricked her countless times. She couldn’t stare the stranger in the eyes. She never knew him. It had all been a lie.



“Was it all a lie? Were you ever real?” Suddenly James stared into Gwen’s eyes with what seemed to be real pain. “What do you mean?” Gwen closed her eyes. “You only came back for me because of Eric and Solstice, didn’t you? You couldn’t stand the thought of being a father.” James wouldn’t meet Gwen in the eye. Gwen started screaming. “What about all the plans we made! What about the new house?” James finally looked her in the eye. “Those were your dreams Gwen. Not mine.” Gwen took a step back and brushed tears from her face. She answered shakily,”Eric can you please get our stuff?”



James took a step towards Gwen. “Gwen-” Gwen finally met those deceiving eyes and placed something that had once meant hope to her but was now only a lie. Gwen stared up at him once and placed the ring his hands. “I loved you. I always will. I just can’t be with someone that plans to keep destroying me over and over again.” Gwen turned around and desperately hoped that maybe that it would happen like it would in the books. He would chase after her and apologize. He would change. No matter how much she hoped it would never happen. Not in this lifetime. She stared back at the man she had thought she loved with pity. “You were wrong James. I don’t know you but I know that whoever you are, you are worse than my father ever was. You are a worse actor than he could have ever been.”

Eric didn’t meet his father’s gaze. Gwen stared over at her son with concern. Hatred was already boiling under the surface. Gwen had tried so hard to correct things. She had tried so hard to make everything right. Everything just crumbled under her touch. James glared at Gwen, not something that Gwen knew could be done by him. “What do you plan on doing? Taking the house I bought?” Gwen laughed. “Have it. I would never move to Dragon Valley with you. Leave.” Gwen smiled politely as her phone started ringing. Perfect timing. “I just got a promotion anyways. Goodbye. I will send you the papers next week.”


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Gwen stood up and smiled at her sons. All three of her amazing sons. Her son gave her a look full of pain that was quickly replaced by hatred. “I can’t believe I looked up to him.” Gwen smiled sadly. “People like that end up dead quickly.” Eric glared at the door. “How quickly?” Gwen snapped at her son. “He is stupid. It was my mistake. Not yours. Don’t expect to drink a vial poison and think he will die because of it.” Eric sank back into the sofa. In a small voice he asked the question that had been eating at Gwen,”How could he mom?”



 Gwen sat by her son and placed his head in her lap. Her voice was thick of emotion as she looked at her son,”I don’t know.” Eric stared at his mother. “I trusted him mom.” Gwen felt tears falling down her face once again. “We start over. This isn’t the end for us. This is the beginning.” Eric nodded. “What about her mom? What about Solstice? She isn’t dead. I would know.” Gwen answered meekly,”I don’t know.” A pang of guilt ended up hitting Gwen. Eric brushed away a few tears that were running down his face. “We can’t forget her. I won’t forget her.” Gwen nodded. “No, we won’t.” 

Gwen walked over to the computer and gestured over to Eric. “Would you like to help me choose to where we live?” Eric managed a small smile. He was no longer the mischievous boy that Gwen missed. He had grown up too fast. She had failed him. Eric laughed. “Get the one with the white-picket fence.” Gwen bursted out laughing. “We don’t need him, do we Eric?” Eric nodded. Gwen hugged her son tightly. “I’m just going to do something, okay?”



Eric nodded and stared at the twins with worry. Gwen shared the same look with Eric. Calloway met her gaze with his hazel eyes that he shared. His neon hair was a mess but Gwen loved him and his mischievous smile. His eyes held the same innocence his father’s had once held even if they weren’t the same color. She stared at her son, Matt. He had so much of his father in him already. His eyes were the exact same shade of James and seemed to hold the same coldness that was threatening to escape. Gwen smiled at her little boys playing together peacefully and walked out the door to begin her new life.



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For the first time in her life she felt freedom that she had never known she could have. For the first time she did not see the little girl that had killed her cousin. She had not seen the girl that had went crazy because James left her. She had grown up and she was only a shadow of the past. She was not the same person that was afraid of her powers. Gwen laughed. Her powers were apart of her. They had been and always will. Determination surged through her as her power screamed in her veins. It was about time. She knew exactly what to do.

Upon closing her eyes Gwen was jerked into a different place. Champs Les Sims. Fate frowned and waved Gwen near the chess table. “It seems you have a problem.” With a gesture of her hand a young woman appeared near her side. She was the definition of beauty. Her soft, brown eyes held thousands of secrets and a coldness that Gwen instantly recognized. Gwen glared at the woman and sat in the next chair. It was strange. Gwen instantly knew the game. It wasn’t something she was good at, but she could play a simple game of chess. Her voice came out stronger than she thought it would. “It seems I am.”

Fate sighed and stared at the board. “I have a proposition for you.” Gwen met Fate’s deadly stare. “What would that be?” Fate rolled her eyes. “Become a priestess of mine and I will grant you immortality.” Gwen grinned. “I want to destroy the people that destroyed my daughter.” Fate laughed. “You don’t seem like the type to allow vengeance to consume you.” Gwen rolled her eyes and moved another chess piece. “It won’t. I don’t intend to allow it to interfere with me being the best mother I can. Deal Fate.” With a gesture of her hand the chess piece moved. “I win this round.” Fate sighed and the pieces rearranged themselves. “Fine. Enjoy Bridgeport.”


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James truthfully wrote his own destruction. It was not my design EVER to have Gwen and James not end up together. In the end, he just became a character I no longer recognized and I stayed true to the character.

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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge:4:14 - You're No Hero
« Reply #222 on: May 24, 2016, 01:46:06 PM »
UGH! James!!!!!
>:(
How could he say that about Solstice? What a jerk! Gwen is so much better off without him. It's time for her to rise and show the world what she's made of! Go tear down Bridgeport with you, Gwen!
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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge:4:14 - You're No Hero
« Reply #223 on: May 24, 2016, 07:36:51 PM »
Oh, James.
that's all I have to say. ;)
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Re: Labelles's Perfect Genetics Challenge:4:14 - You're No Hero
« Reply #224 on: May 24, 2016, 09:38:51 PM »
James the jerk, forever more referred to as JJ! He's just freaking lucky Gwen didn't kill him! I would have been so tempted!

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