Beth stops right next to us, puts her arms out to signal to stop and looks up.

“What is it?” I ask.

“People... there coming down. Quickly. We have to move” Beth opens a door right in front of us and we move forward. We move into a corridor on the right and I open a door. Nothing in the room. Thank God. I sit with my back against the door. “Shh” Beth comes in front of me and looks to the left, clearly watching what is going on outside. I know not to speak, and again wait till Beth reacts.


Moments later, we hear footsteps near us.

“Don’t move” Beth moves to me... and I freeze to the spot and focus on Beth. Beth flinches back and looks up.

“There is no way we can check all of these rooms... if the projects have escaped they could be anywhere” a woman says.... that voice... where have I heard it before?

“Like where? None of them could get very far, there all supposed to be dead!” another woman voice yells, that voice I don’t recognise.

“Project XZ3 might have woken up... that was the only project that was a success and that one was the only one that had a chance of surviving!”

“I know Laura the others are on the way down now, we might as well join them”

“Yeah... there’s no way I’m checking all these rooms.. and to think I shut the book on this fourteen years ago!” and then the footsteps fade away, and a door shuts in the distance. Project XZ3. That’s me. That dream. That voice. That dream was real. 

The End

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