A Breed Apart
Characters: Zack and Cloud
Word Count: 100
Note: Opening line is from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. I changed a word to "Soldier."
The Soldier belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcategory. There was all that augmented strength and speed (so fast and so strong, you could use a sword and win against gunmen), higher pay than you'd get in the regular army and you got more privileges sooner, too. The recruitment officers made damn sure to tell each and every bright-eyed hopeful all about it.
Zack felt sort of stupid because he fell for it.
His strength and speed weren't going to help him or Cloud. His pay and privileges couldn't stop the army from hunting them.
Zack couldn't do anything now except look at the sky. Slowly, his vision faded.