Who: Ehren narrative (mentions of Dorian, Caspian and Laura) What: A frightening vision When: Evening, July 20th (backdated) Where: The Facility and then Ehren’s apartment Rating: Mild (some gruesome violence) Status: Complete
He hadn’t meant to end up near the facility when people were rushing to get shelter, he’d really just been trying to head home from the market before it got bad, but that’s not what happened and by the time he was being escorted into the Facility it was too late. He wasn’t like most of the mutants on this island, he couldn’t help in this situation, he could only try to keep himself safe.
What followed was hours upon hours of being on the brink of a panic attack, or for those who knew him, a vision. Every moment he sat there listening to the sounds of the storm outside in the vicinity of government employees, he had to try and keep his anxiety under control. A familiar face walked through the door and sat against a wall. It was Dorian, and all too soon the guards were pulling him out and throwing him into the storm.
He wanted to run after him, wanted to save him from the storm but he was as useless in the storm as anyone else here and stirring it up with the guards was the last thing he wanted to do. The anxiety built in him as he worried about the other man's safety.
He made it through, barely, with the help of Riley and some relaxation techniques Daryn had told him about the last time he saw her at the hospital. By the time he made his way home, a flood of emotion hit him, stronger than the storms around them had blown only hours ago, and he made it all the way to the door of his apartment before he felt his vision started to blur.
He managed to shut the door before falling face first onto the floor of his apartment.
It always took a few moments to adjust to his surroundings, like objects and people floated out of nowhere into his eyesight to create a scene. This time it was clear where he was, this was a medical lab at the facility. The room was quiet for a moment before the sound of angry yelling came through the door. Suddenly, three facility workers were dragging Dorian into the room, completely against his will. He kicked and screamed as they began to strap him down to the table and resisted against his restraints.
Ehren’s mind was trapped in the corner of the room. It took them several moments to finally strap him down but when they did he could barely move. A small cart with some implements and a syringe sat beside the table and one of the scientists grabbed at it before he stopped to look at the door.
From behind the door there were several loud noises, what sounded like gunshots and screaming. The men and women in the lab froze. “What’s going on out there, Mike? Go check it out.” A woman in scrubs said as she signaled to the door.
Mike made his way to the door but before he could open it the door blasted off its hinges in a trail of fire. Mike was on fire and the other lab technicians around him began to panic. Out of the door stepped a woman, a woman he’d never seen before, a woman with chestnut brown hair and fire surrounding her. Absentmindedly he thought mother of dragons.
“Cas! He’s in here!” She yelled behind her without even taking a moment to look behind her. All the damage had been done anyway. From behind her a familiar figure stepped forward. Caspian. He’d met him once a month or two ago at the library, bright blue eyes peering into his mind. “Oh thank god.” He replied. The two other people in the room shook in fear. “I’ll take care of this, love.” He said to the woman and turned his attention to the remaining people in the room.
For a moment it didn’t seem like much was happening before the woman grabbed the syringe off the table and dove it into her colleagues heart. In kind he grabbed a scalpel and slit her throat. After the last two had been dispatched, Caspian came to Dorian’s side. They weren’t speaking but it seemed like some clear communication was happening. He suppose since Cas was telepathic that it was that kind of conversation.
Flanking his side, the woman with fire began to undo the restraints quickly. “We have to get out of here, quickly before they find us.” The woman said and Caspian joined her in freeing Dorian. “How are you?” She asked him, pressing her hand lovingly to his forehead. Dorian replied with a silent nod and once the restraints were off he sat up and the three of them made their way out of the destroyed door.
Once they were gone was when Ehren noticed the blinking of the camera in the corner of the room. He had to warn them. There was no way of getting off this island, but they could easily identify the people in the room.
Suddenly the world began to fade away and when Ehren awoke from his vision blood stained the hardwood floor beneath his face. He wasn’t as weak as he had been when involved in a vision he was apart of, so he knew he wouldn’t be there to help them. He hissed as he pulled his face off the floor, the skin had become sticky from blood and peeled off painfully from the floor.
He had to figure out how to help these people, he couldn’t sit by and watch it happen. Not this time.