White, a white light bathed and the entire two-hundred-foot circular based room. Under the light the carbon textured gray and glossy white patterns that held a slight glowing light blue reverts in the floor. The pattern originated in the center of the floor where part of the floor was half as wide as the whole room’s width which was level with the only halfway that merged into the room.
The open hall bleed into the circular based room making it the only corner in the room. The same wall that the hallway had on its east side continued in the room wrapping around it to the west side of the room and back to the six o clock point where it went straight into the hall. From the center of the room white and carbon gray sup out from the center of the room into four curving blades.
Starting at the nine O’clock point in the circle the section of the outside of the center rose and slanted all the way till the six O’clock position while leaving the center section at its normal height.
There is in the center stood a woman at a circular desk that lined the inner ring of the room. Her deep black had small and faint blue highlights that walked down her straight bob hair cut which brushed against her shoulders. Her long white coat draped over her well defined body to hide her simple curves. Her blue eyes looked over the papers scattered across the massive desk where she had all her electronics as well. Her red finger nails went over the papers a she searched. ‘Now where is it! I know that there is a connection!’
She shifted in her long black pants and shoes, yet as she continued to look over the notes and papers her attention got grabbed a way by the outside lights. Her eyes snapped over to the only set of windows in the room. The windows allowed her so see outside into the pitch black ocean as the sun was unable to pierce the oceans depth.
The room only broke out of the ocean mountain by roughly five feet. On the outside the glass window hung out over a small plateau in a small notch in the mountain.
Water proof lights attached to the external section of the room lit up the mini plateau that was in the curving mountain. “How the hell…...” The woman trailed off as her eyes shook at the sight of what triggered the lights. ‘There is no way it should… be alive.’ Snapping out of her trance the woman instantly bolted out of her room and into the hallway. Taking a left in a T three-way cross she ran over the white hall.
As soon as she got suited to get swim in the water she instantly swam out to the cliff side that the small creature was floating in front of her windows. Holding in her hands she swam with a silver and black container. The small container was shaped like a tube with a cap opening on the top and had thick glass walls blended into the four thick black and silver pillars that connected the black top and bottom disks.
Each of the four black polls split the curving surface into four where each window took a oval shaper as sliver metal connected the black polls to thick glass. She swam to the little creature and opened the top to slide it into the little container. ‘How a squid like you survive, I'll never know.’
After she acquired the sea creature she walked back into her study room and walked over to the left of her giant desk to stop in front of a machine of sorts. The machine was a multi part technological machine. On the right most section of the machine was an empty fish tank that was a three feet off the ground. Right night to the long tank was a small docking point for the container she held under her left arm.
Wasting no time, she slides the container into the black and silver housing for the container. The housing was attached to the left side of the tank in a more rounded shape. The piece of technology was made of an extruded half circle that stood vertically with its flat surface merged I to the rooms wall. This solid base for the holding compartment was as tall as the black metal platform that held the three feet tall glass fish tank.
The container that held the little squid was encased on the top of the base. It was a slotted out hole much like the terminals used in Bank drive through. On the outer edge of the black metal hollow circle was a thick sliver rods that link the edges to hold the capsule in place.
“How can a little guy like you survive the pressure?” The female scientist wondered aloud. ‘I should get Mark down here.’ She thought before she rolled back her left sleeve to show a small black band. She then stepped back to her desk and put on a small blue tooth like head set. Tapping it, a holographic screen appeared Navigating through the menus she went into her contacts and clicked a number. “Mark, Honey I need you to come down here.”
“What’s the matter Maggie?” A male voice asked also known as Mark.
Maggie spoke up as she looked over at the little ocean creature. “I found something outside and I need you to come down and see it.”
“What could possibly be…”
“Just get your ass down her sweetheart,” Maggie sighed.
“Alright I’ll right down in a few,” Mark replied.
After she heard Mark’s replied. “Thanks.” As she said that she ended the call and stepped back over to the squid and looked at its half denigrated body.
It did not take too long till Mark walked into the room and spoke. “So what did you want to show me exactly?” Mark asked. Maggie turned to look at her husband.
Mark was a taller man standing a little over six feet tall. He had short black hair with hazel blue eyes. He had a tan coloring to his skin and like his wife he had on a white science lab coat with a black band like his wife with a single ear piece in his left ear so he could take calls. He had a white collared long sleeve shirt and white pants to match with a black belt. He also had on a black pair of shoes.
“This little guy,” Maggie gesture to the capsule that held the squid.
“Wait how!?” Mark’s jaw dropped. “They cannot survive at this depth!?”
“Nor does it have a natural color,” Maggie added.
“Where did you find it?”
“Right outside the window,” Maggie replied. “Come one I want to save it.”
“Thought of flash cloning?” Mark suggested.
Maggie shrugged before she tapped a button under the holding for the squid. A holographic blue screen generated in front of the squid. Looking over the data, “I don’t think that’ll work. Its DNA is too far gone.”
“Well I’d like to know how it even survived the ocean pressure,” Mark repeated.
“I’m not sure but it is a miracle that it did.” Maggie glanced over at Mark. “But, my guess is that it’s only this dark blue because of the pollution and toxins in the oceans now.”
“That’ll explain it.”
“Still,” Maggie breathed. “Even if we drain that toxins out of its body. It wouldn’t survive.” She paused and her Mark mutter something. “Wait a minute! What did you just say?” Maggie rose her voice.
“Mark,” Maggie deadpanned. “What you just suggested is…” She trailed off before she snapped. “Is Genius! We could without a doubt fuse it with our own DNA!”
Mark made a few hold-on-a-minute hand gestures. “Even if we do. It might not be able to understand us. Even if it can then it’ll take time to teach it our language and what about the others in the settlement here? They might not like it.”
“Who cares!” Maggie smirked. “I’d rather try than not at all.”
“Fine, let’s try that then,” Mark smiled softly.
“If it works then I guess we will be its parents,” Maggie said.
Mark nodded and work with Maggie to set up the machine that was literally right beside the squid in the capsule. The machine actually looked just like the capsule and the case that held it. But Maggie drained all of the toxins from the squid’s body. Mark then turned on the machine to light it up. After all of the preparation was done, Maggie push the holographic button to start the fusion.
Mark crossed his arms to watch the chamber that held the new forming hybrid form in anticipation. “You think that it’ll be a boy or girl?”
“Most likely a boy,” Maggie crossed her arms and replied to Mark. “THE squid was a male.”
Mark blinked. “Wait really?”
“Just as a refresher. We were setting it up so his new body will be more human in nature, Right?”
Maggie nodded, “Yes and I think he’ll be pretty human in body.” Right as the words left her lips she turned to look at the machine as it hissed. Right thing the white water on the inside drained and flittered out of the It was thin that they could see the new human body inside fall to its knees and the glass before it rotated around to show off the little hybrid. Maggie was a bit caught off guard at the sight but returned to normal at the little body.
It was in a little four-year-old body with dark, navy blue dark hair that had two tentacles coming out of the sides of its head with the hair. This created the appearance of two long hair bangs that reached his hips as the little boy sat in the open chamber.
He had the same hazel eyes that Mark had with eyes pupils was a bit larger than a humans' normal sized. As if they were dilated and he had the same light skin tone as Maggie. The little boy’s ears were pointy as well. Kind of like an Elf. He opened his mouth slightly so that they could see the two small fangs on his top row of teeth.
“Hey there,” Maggie smiled as she squatted down to the floor to look at the little boy. Quickly the little boy tried to move but as he did he fell backwards. “Let me help you,” She giggled. “Mark do you think you can grab a few clothes for our little boy?”
“Sure give me a bit,” Mark grinned before he walked off out of the room to get some clothes.
“You must be scared,” Maggie spoke as the little boy started to watch her. Giggling she held out her hand for the little hybrid to slowly reach out and grab her hand. It slowly looked at the human’s hand before it turned to look at Mark who came in with some new clothes. “Good to see you found some clothes for the little one.”
“I was able to find some clothes,” Mark replied.
“Glad you got the clothes,” Maggie smiled as she looked at Mark. She then redirected her gaze back at the little boy. “I think we need to get you dressed.”
He started to look over the white things that covered his body. It was familiar yet so alien. Natural but not. But above all… it felt right and true. He was just barely standing up he looked up to Maggie and Mark.
“What kind of name should he have?” Maggie asked.
‘Name? What's a name?’
“Blue?” Mark suggested.
“I don’t think that'll work,” Maggie spoke. “I think he should be named after something related to the sea.”
Mark nodded, “I sea.” Mark stretched the word making his wife's eyes roll. “Hydro.”
“Maggie turned her head to love k at the little kid before she squatted and rubbed his head. “I think that'll be a great name. Hydro.”
The little hybrid looked up at Maggie's hand before he grabbed her wrist with both hands to gently hold her wrist in his two small hands.
Hydro stood by the window starring out into the black ocean. He turned around to walk over to his mother. Hydro may have been born for lack of better words by his mother and father. But he still had the faint feeling of something. Like it was him but not.
Hydro was wearing white cargo like shorts with navy blue and white sneakers. The soles of his shoes held the dark navy blue color while the rest was white except for the navy blue shoe lances. He also had a pair of navy blue T shirt on. Mostly because he liked the colors. Finally, he tied his two tentacles back around his head to create a small pony tail so the tentacles went up and back down to his shoulders. “Mom what are you doing?” He asked tugging in his mother’s pants.
Maggie looked down at her little son, “Just researching something for my work.”
“Because I like to.”
“I'm bored,” Hydro spoke.
“Then why aren’t you with Crystal and Blake?” Maggie reached down to rubbed Hydro’s hair.
“I don’t feel like it.”
Maggie just laughed, “Well when you do I’ll take you to see them.” She ruffled Hydro’s hair.
Hydro laughed before he walked off. Once again his attention was drawn to the sea and he walked over to the glass to peer out to the sea. Right as he did the lights outside went on making Hydro rub his eyes. He blinked and then turned around to call for his mother. “Mom! Look! Something is outside.” He pointed out of the window into the sea.
“What's wro…” Maggie trailed off to see what her son was pointing at. ‘You got to be fucking kidding me!’ She thought. “Hydro, wait here.”
Hydro just nodded and went back to stare at the creature in the ocean. ‘So red…' He thought as he stared into the deep dark red skin if the aquatic creature. His eyes then got drawn to the figure of his mother swimming in the ocean in a diving suit with a small container in her arms.
When his mother reached the multi limb creature she opened the small tube to slid it into the container. Once Maggie got it inside she closed the lid and swam back out of Hydro’s view of the ocean scape.
Waiting for a little bit he heard his mother walk back into the room. As soon as she did he came running down to his mother to look at the creature in the case. It was weird yet it was similar. ‘An octopus.’ He noted as Maggie put the creature into the container that once held Hydro before he was turned into a hybrid. “Is it alive?”
“She is alive,” Maggie informed her sun as she looked over the holo stats. “Barely. But for now I can keep her alive for a bit.”
Hydro only nodded as he looked up to his mother. Maggie closed the menu and pulled out her head set to talk with someone over her phone. “Mark. Honey. I got another one. An octopus this time.” She paused and listened before she responded. “Yes, yes. I know. But the odds are just too incredibility unrealistic.” She crossed her arms as her son listened into her conversation. “I would like to do the same with Hydro but I’d rather not use our DNA again.”
“What about our friends Naomi and Naoto?” Maggie spoke up a bit hopeful. “No I am not kidding. They both found Hydro cute, so why not?” Maggie only giggled. “Well then. Let’s get their opinion on the matter. Can you bring them both down here and I can explain what’s going on?”
Hydro sat on the ground as with hands on his knees while he waited. He turned and stood up to watch his father guide Naomi and Naoto into the room. Naomi was shorter woman who had long dark black hair with her right side of her face covered behind bangs of her hair. Her green eyes grabbed Hydro's attention to the Asian’s eyes. Her black shirt and shorts stood out as the black clothes contrasted the white lab coat.
Naoto on the other than had a bit darker skin then the whiter hue skin that his wife had. He was in the six-foot realm compared to his wife who was in the five-foot range. Naoto, had more of a solid lean but well defined body muscles. He on the other hand was wearing a set of blue jeans and a black shirt with brown shoes and a brown belt. His blue eyes held quite a bit of care. He scratched his wild brown hair.
“Hey there Hydro,” Naoto’s voice called over to the little boy. “How's you doing?”
“Good,” Hydro answered when Naoto stood over night to the four-year-old.
“So what is the issue?” Naomi asked her friend.
Maggie answered, “It's this little girl.” Maddie showed the two. “Hydro noticed the little animal outside.”
A look of confusing covered Naoto’s face as he pinched the bridge of his nose. “So how the heck is that still alive. I know that…”
“He was a special case,” Maggie droned.
“Yes, I guess so,” Naomi sighed. “Let me guess you want to do the same with this octopus as you did with Hydro.”
‘Like me?' Hydro tilted his head sideways in thought.
Mark took note of Hydro's face and rubbed his head. “I'll explain it when you are older, sport.” He answered Hydro's question as if he was reading his son’s mind.
“Naoto?” Naomi snatched Naoto’s attention. “Do you want to go through with our friend’s crazy idea?”
“I say we should do it.”
“You must be joking,” Naomi spoke.
Maggie cut in, “I take it that Naoto will do it.”
“I’d do it,” Naoto crossed his arms. “Naomi. Honey, you said that you wanted to have a kid. From what I can tell it’ll die but we can save it.”
“Like Hydro?” Naomi rose an eyebrow.
“I’d like to try,” Naoto spoke.
“Fine,” Naomi. “I’ll try.”
Mark just smiled and spoke up. “Let’s draw out your blood and get started.”
Naomi just sighed and rolled up a sleeve., “Let’s get started.”
“I’ll get some spare clothes,” Maggie brought up before she got out of the room.
Mark then walked both Naoto and Naomi through the steps to the fusion to create a hybrid child. Hydro on the other hand watched in awe at what the adults was doing. Hydro turned his head to look over to the door to see his mother walk back in with some white clothes. Red, scarlet red glowed in the big capsule that he was born from. Hydro ducked behind Marks legs to look over to the glass to the door of the tube.
Behind the glass a new body was forming much to the audience’s surprise. Taking only a couple more minutes the process finished with the glass opening. Inside the chamber a figure that was standing fell onto it’s rear. A girl, red haired or rather a human with scarlet red tentacles sat in the chamber. The little girl had countless small tentacles that acted like thick strands of hair. Each no thicker than an inch as her wild scarlet hair curved and created waves going down her back. She a darker skin like her father yet she took her mother’s green eyes.
Like Hydro her pupils was a bit rounder as if they were dilated. Naoto walked over to the little girl and held out his hand and spoke in Japanese. The little girl tried to move but the moment she did she stumbled. Naoto just laughed, “Easy there. No rush.” Naoto turned to Naomi who had the clothes in her arms that she got from Maggie.
She walked over and helped dress the little girl. Hydro blinked as he felt his head got rubbed by his father. He looked up to see his father smiling at him.
“What are you going to call her?” Maggie asked the two.
Naomi smiled, “I think Scarlet would work. What about you Naoto?”
“I like it,” Naoto replied with Scarlet sitting in the open container in white clothes. “Scarlet. I think it fits perfectly.” Naoto rubbed the tentacle hair of his daughter.