Jenova experiments, what happened to the rejects? What would happened if one was left? Last survivor, is it worth a second chance? [Chapter 2: The fate of the experiment is decided
"Hey Cloud ol' buddy, we're bringing the president over for some business" Reno spoke from the other end emphasizing that last word, Cloud had no interest in the phone call if it evolved ex-members of the Turks so he hung up the phone "Who was that Cloud?" Marlene asked "Just some trash" he replied
"Hey ya know that hurts" a voice that sounded like Reno's mocked "what are you doing here?" Yuffie scoffed at them "We're here on business" another voice replied, it came from a figure resting in a wheelchair dressed in white "Rufus Shinra! What yoo doing 'ere?" Barret asked angrily "We made quite a discovery" he smirked watching their expressions carefully "a remaining JENOVA product" he continued
"That's impossible, I don't believe you" Cloud declared
Rufus ignored his comment and went on with his explanation "Experiment 164 is what it's called, classified as a failure."
"So where is this so called experiment?" Vincent questioned stepping in, he was interested how there could be another experiment left "Hey Rude bring her in!" Reno called to him.
Rude stepped in to the room; a small bundle of blanket seemed to be in his arms, but it was really the little child curled up asleep, wrapped tightly in a pale blanket to keep her warm. "We found her in a secret lab" Tseng stated and glanced over at the small child
"Merged with Mako and Materia her file says, I'm sure you know what the makos like Cloud" Rufus smirked, flicking his hair to the side.
There was silence for a moment, thoughts rushing through minds like a plague until Col spoke up "And what exactly do you want us for?"
"Help her" Rufus simply replied
"She can't seem to control the materia; she hurt Reno back at the lab with it" Elana found her talking voice again while Reno unconsciously rubbed his injured side. It was then that the young experiment began to stir. The flame like tattoo's on her face glowing slightly before she opened her eyes fully, scanning the room.
There were a few short gasps as they took note of the colour the eyes held, however the child remained still in Rude's arms as she watched anyone that moved.
Tifa then stepped forward "Well, does she have a real name?" was what she asked, Tseng opened his mouth to reply but 164 answered for him "My name is 164" her voice was frail, almost weak and strained as she spoke her words. Everyone starred at her as if amazed she could speak their language. Though she did not like the attention, she turned to the side facing Rude's chest and hid away. Rude was not sure what he should do, he'd never been faced with a situation like this but still he held her a bit more tighter for reassurance.
Elana looked from Rude back to Tseng before she began speaking again "We hoped you would help us"
"Since you have two orphans already" Reno pointed out "Well I guess it couldn't hurt" Tifa replied thoughtfully and Cloud gave a short nod
"The rest of us can help out; me and Col are in town till racing season starts again" Danni smiled. There were random agreements between the others, since they were all in Midgar for at least a few days before returning to their hometowns.
Danni then walked up to Rude to take the child from his arms "Wow, she's so light!" she exclaimed barely have to strain a muscle to carry her. Danni then thought for a while and nodded "Hey, you know it would be nice if she had a real name" she declared as the president left with his guard. The little one then spoke up again after studying Danni like a blueprint "I already stated my name: 164."
"I know, how about Hikoo?" Cid suggested from where he was still lounging in the leaning chair, the suggestion only earned him an un-amused look from many of the other team members "Well...what bout Samira?" he said
"Yo, Cid dats a mans name!" Barret corrected him
"Oh for the love of.....why not something like Samwidch then?" he yelled getting in a huff. Col walked up to him without saying a word and kicked one of the chair legs. The chair gave way from the impact and he weight of Cid, sending him crashing to the floor "Don't be stupid gramps, this is serious" he grinned as the pilot only scowled on the floor, grabbing his beer bottle again and took a large swig. "Hey Danni, how does Hikari sound?" Col suggested resting on the table edge "Sounds right to me" she smiled back as the bar clock chimed in the background "Lets get her settled and we'll sort the rest out in the morning" Tifa stated and led Danni with the child now named Hikari to a room upstairs. The rest of the team retired to their rooms as well, whether it was in the Sierra or the bar they stayed out Cid's way. He got smashed that night.