THE LEGACY OF RAPTOR401: THE NEXT GENERATION
In a place known as Area 401, there is a man named Thomas, who experienced a horrifying experience in his life where he lost all his friends, one by one. Through his experiences he had gotten quite mad. He decided to mess with Mother Nature yet again, and made some pet dinosaurs… but this time he took it to a huge extent. He snuck in to the lab that was restricted for only high-authority personnel. He decided that in memo ration of his lost friends, who were dinosaurs, he would make them dinosaurs that would morph from humans. When he snuck in, he used the advanced technology he was restricted to use, and used to create humans that could morph into dinosaurs. He gave life to 3 human-dinosaurs. One was named Levy, a boy, Katy, a girl, and Tom, a boy. He named one after his friend Levine, himself, and just decided he would name the girl Katy. Every day he would have to hide them in the old area where the previous super dinosaurs lived. What Thomas had done, though… was illegal. If the boss or the other workers found out, he would be killed along with the raptors. 13 years passed, nobody in Area 401 knew about the raptors.
But truth be told, secrets always get revealed sometime.
Levy and the other raptor-humans were now 13. Levy and the others were always quite bored. They never really got the chance to get knowledge and freedom. All they knew is that they lived in some super-secret government place known as Area 401. Thomas was practically a father to them, for he created them. Levy and the others always felt off, I mean come one, they had the ability no other human had ever had before, which was being able to spontaneously change from human to dinosaur in less than 5 minutes. Thomas was about 99 years old. He was so happy to be with them, though. He never really spoke about his past or even why he created Levy and the others. Whenever they had asked Thomas about his past, he would get mad and just tell them to mind their own business. He was quite a strange man, they could tell he was traumatized by something at some point. The only places they were allowed to go to and explore was the abandoned section of Area 401. The places they were allowed to go to probably hadn’t been visited by other people for at least several decades. There was one entrance that lead to some garden of some sort, labeled ‘graveyard’. Thomas had locked the entrance and told them that that area was strictly prohibited for entrance. He told them that they would be severely punished if they even dared entered there. All the raptors ever did for fun was mess around with all the old stuff in the labs. There was some area, a very huge open space, Thomas had told them it was some sort of playground for some old test subjects. He never told him about what exactly these test subjects even were. They never got any interaction with anybody else. Secretly, Levy, Katy, and Tom would always try to find some way to sneak out, but all other access to different areas in Area 401 were locked by Thomas. They loved Thomas and all, but they wish they could just escape to see what the outside was. But the only possible way for that to happen was if they got hold of the key to Thomas’s room, where in that room they could unlock the doors to the restricted area of Area 401.
Really the only thing that kept them entertained in their lives were the jokes Thomas would tell. Man, were they funny. Every Friday was ‘joke night’, where Thomas would tell jokes to them. Levy’s favorite was the joke about the man who went to the safari. It goes like this:
A man walks up to his friend and tells him: “you know, I went to the Safari the other day.” Said the man.
“Really?” Asked the friend.
“Yeah, and you WON’T believe what happened to me. I was riding my horse, when I look to my a’ left and I see a tiger right beside me, and then I a’ look to my right and I see an angry, fierce, and monstrous lion next to me! Every time I would speed up, they would still be right next to me! SO then I jump off and roll backwards, and then I see a BIG, HUGE, MASSIVE, elephant in front of me! It went over me but I rolled underneath it. Then a BIG massive stampede of Zebras come and—“Said the man being interrupted by his friend.
“YAH RIGHT! Come on, you would have already been dead by then!” Said the friend, a bit annoyed.
The man smiled and said “I know, which is a’ why they a’ stop the carousel.” Said the man.
Levy remembered it actually took him 3 hours to get the joke.
He was out there, thinking all about this when Tom and Katy came to him.
“Levy, dinner’s ready.” Said Tom.
“Okay.” Replied Levy. Levy then transformed into a Velocirator and ran to the dining room. Inside was Thomas who had gotten food for the in the kitchen base of Area 401. It was about 7:00 PM. Thomas was about to tell them a joke.
“Here it goes”, he said.
“Some animals are mad at God, they think that they were supposedly made incorrectly. One day, God comes down and says:
“Alright, alright, come down here and form a line if you think you were made “incorrectly”.” He said.
And an angry elephant comes up to God.
“Okay, tell me what is wrong with you” Says God.
“What? You mean to tell me you don’t even know what’s wrong!?” Said the elephant.
“No.” Said God.
“Okay, I will tell you what’s wrong! Look at me! I look ugly and ridiculous! Look at my ugly skin! It’s so hard, rough, thick, and wrinkly! Then you make my legs so huge and fat! You give some stupid giant ears, and they are so thin! Then you give me some stupid horn things on my nose, so big and obnoxious! Then you make give some stupid, loud, and annoying sound! And don’t forget the stupid nose! It’s so long. And then finally you give me a stupid little tail behind me!” Said the elephant.
“Aw, come on! The skin I gave you is tough, strong, and durable! It would take a whole pack of lions just to take you down! And I made you so huge so nobody would want to mess with you! You are a real life Giant! And come one, those ears, everybody loves the ears! And those tusks, they are so cool and big! They make you look so tough and manly! And the nose, come on! It’s long, you don’t have to bend down whenever you drink water! You can drink freely! And the tail, come one, everybody loves the tail! Members of your family could easily identify you! And the noise makes you sound tough, everybody loves the sound! It sounds like a loud trumpet!” Said God.
“So there’s nothing wrong with me!?” Asked the Elephant.
“No!!! Go on, enjoy your life!” Said God.
The elephant then walked away, very happy and having a new, fresh perspective on life.
Then came an angry giraffe, and it came straight marching towards God.
“Okay my child, what is wrong with you?” Asked God.
“LOOOOK, you are not going to make a fool out of me! Look at me! You make so tall and ugly! You make my neck and my legs freakishly long! You give me some fat body and skinny-a*s legs! Then you give me stupid ears on my face, and huge ugly eyes! And then you also give me a stupid small tail! And then you give the stupid, ugly, and pathetic brown spots all over my body!”
“Aw come on! You are tall, which is good! All those tall trees are for you and only you! Only you can eat from those trees, they are yours, they belong to you! And come one, your body structure, you look funny! Everybody loves the look! The ears, the neck, the legs, the eyes, the ears, people look at you in awe and amazement of how you look! And come on, the brown spots, everybody loves the brown spots!” Said God.
“So there really is nothing wrong with me!?” Asked the giraffe.
“Noooo!!! Come one, go out and enjoy the way you look!” Said God.
The giraffe was now very happy and started walking happily into the distance.
Then a chicken comes as from nowhere very angrily.
“PAW-PAWWW-PAWWWW-PAWWW! YOU ARE NOT GOINT TO MAKE A FOOL OUT OF ME! EITHER YOU MAKE THE EGG SMALLER, OR YOU GIVE ME A BIGGER A*S!” Said the chicken.
Thomas had finished saying the joke. All of the kids were laughing hysterically. It was those nights that they had found happiness.
Soon it would all be taken away in 3 days.
Tom had gone to his room, and jumped on the bed. He always had a crush on Katy, but he never wanted to admit it. He was never really afraid to do stuff, like jump off ten feet or stuff like that. But when it came to this stuff, he never revealed his true feelings because he didn’t want to make everything in his life and his friend’s lives awkward. He always wanted to find out what life was like out there, in the real world. He wanted to see other humans. He wondered what other humans were like. How they talked. Thomas always told him that the society out there was very corrupt. Tom always knew Thomas had experienced something bad in his life, like some tremendous loss. Thomas thought about how his life was. He had two friends, and one father, well technically, Thomas wasn’t his father, more like a creator. He wondered what it was like to have a mother… Didn’t he have the right to have both a mother and a father nurture and take care of him? He never asked these questions to Thomas, though. He didn’t want to make Thomas feel bad. Tom, on the bright side always felt more special than the others. He was named after the creator. Thomas would sometimes tell Tom, and Tom only, about his friend, but never much. He never told him the name of his friend, or where exactly his friend was. But Tom was smart, and never questioned it. He thought more of his friends. Levy was very cautious when necessary. Levy was a pretty normal guy, will thought Levy was the way a normal guy should be. Levy got easily mad, though. He would pull jokes off his friends, but when jokes were pulled off on him, he got extremely mad. They only got to pull off stupid small jokes, like scaring each other. There was again, never much stuff to do. Tom realized that every time he thought about his whole life it only took him 15 minutes to think about his WHOLE life. He just shook the thought off and went back to bed.
Katy went to bed. She was the only one who secretly hated her life. She hated every aspect to her life. She hated the fact she could never go outside, play, and that she only had a small place in her own personal world. She was also the only female there, which just made her more hateful towards her life. That’s all she really had to her life, just hate, hate, and hate. She once even tried to kill herself, in secret, but in the end she didn’t kill herself, after all.
Thomas was lying in his bed, as usual. He remembered how Nick, the guy who every here and then would check up on Thomas to see if he was doing well, almost caught Thomas with what he had done. The kids were one time screaming very loudly, and Nick ran down to see what was causing it. Thomas claimed it was the Television, but Nick knew he was lying and checked the whole abandoned area of Area 401. The kids just kept on moving away from Nick every time he came close, and eventually Nick just left. Nick was always out to get him. Thomas thought about how what he did. Was it really worth it? He could tell the kids didn’t really enjoy themselves most of the time, they were used to the fact that they could transform to dinosaurs, so they got bored of their ability quickly. It only took so long for Thomas to realize that he was… he was insane. He thought about his depression, of how he lost all the raptors, his family, and Levine, they were all gone. Were they in heaven, if there even was a heaven? After a while, religion disappeared from the world, nobody knew why. Every here and then, someone would claim they found God, but society ignored those people. It just wasn’t something that was a societal norm. Thomas personally believed that there was some sort of creator, something higher than human, but he never really focused too much on this topic. He honestly wanted just to die, he thought he had wasted his whole life.
“I wish I was dead.” Said Thomas.
He forgot the saying, “Be careful what you wish for.”
3 days had passed. It was night time, probably 2:30 AM. Nick sometimes checked for the Raptors in the middle of the night so it would be easier to find something. The kids snuck out to the kitchen to go have a snack. Thomas was awake and couldn’t fall sleep, he knew the kids were getting a snack. But he heard Nick coming into the Kitchen. Thomas got up fast, but he was too late.
Nick came in and saw the kids. “Ah hah! I knew that sick bastard was hiding something!” Said Nick.
The kids stared at Nick in horror as he pulled out his gun and aimed at Levy. Thomas came out of nowhere and Saw Nick. Thomas jumped on Nick, but Nick fired by accident, and the bullet hit Katy in the head.
Nick was always a very violent person on the inside. That’s why he checked for the kids every night, not because it was his job, he just wanted to kill something. Nick got his gun and shot Thomas also in the heart.
Katy was already dead. Tom, furious at what just happened, transformed into a raptor and bit Nick’s neck. The gun fell off his hand. Levy grabbed the gun and shot Nick in the head.
Thomas was lying on the floor.
“I wished for Death to take me, and now, I got what I asked for. Heh, why must life be unfair for me. Now who’s going to take care of the kids? So much happens to me in my life, often within less than a minute. One minute I find out my family is dead. One minute I lose 4 raptors and Levine. Now this minute I lose one of my children and finally… myself.” Thought Thomas to himself.
Tom transformed back into a human.
Thomas called them.
“Listen carefully you two. I am going to die in minutes. Those gunshots were loud. People are going to come any minute now. Leave me and Katy here. Go into my room and open my drawer on the desk with a lamp. In it you will find keys which lead to the graveyard, figure out a way to get out of this place through there. That will be the only safe place to get out of here. I haven’t been out there in the real world for years, I am sorry, but you guys from here on and out will have to figure everything out yourselves.” Said Thomas, coughing blood. He was ready to die in a matter of minutes.
“Well maybe you’re going to a better place now… right?” asked Tom, in tears.
“You guys don’t know much about me, in reality. My old diary is in the same drawer with the keys. Take it and read it. Then you will… truly know about me. But for now, go! And RUN!” Said Thomas.
Tom and Levy were in tears and started running. They were having trouble figuring out what had just happened, after all. Tom had lost the love of his life while Levy had lost Thomas, who he always loved so much. He was going to miss his jokes.
Tom and Levy bolted to Thomas’s room. Tom opened the drawer and grabbed Thomas’s keys and diary. He also grabbed his pocket knife as well.
“If he had used the knife against Nick and stabbed hi, what if things might have gone, you know, um… differently?” Said Levy.
“Look, right now we have to book it, so let’s just run to the graveyard!” Said Tom.
“Heh, you holding a book, and you said to book it. Get it!?” Said Levy.
“Oh, Lev, you always thought every moment was an opportunity for some dumb-a*s pun.” Said Tom, as he started to run away. Levy followed.
They arrived at the entrance to the graveyard. Tom got the keys and saw that there were 5 keys, all having words on them. Tom got the key that had the word ‘graveyard’ on it and opened the door. They locked the door behind them, hoping that by any chance at all the people who were coming wouldn’t have a key for the graveyard. In the graveyard were 7 graves.
Levy noticed a grave with “Levine” inscribed on it. On the grave was a picture of a blond man with sunglasses. The man look like as if he were in his early to mid-thirties. Next to it was another picture of him, but he seemed to be in his mid-twenties. He also had blue eyes. Levy realized that he looked really similar to this Levine guy, and even his name was similar. Levy and Levine. Next to Levine in the second picture was a young man with blackish hair, about the same age, and with brown eyes. He presumed it was Thomas, because Thomas has, well, had the same eye color. Tom and Levy walked to the other graves.
Behind Levine’s grave were 6 graves. The One on the left read “Spike.” It had picture of a dinosaur with spikes.
The next one read “Catore.” It also had a picture.
The next one read “Snake-eyes”.
The next one read “Raptor401”.
The next one read “Stardust.”
The next one read “Archfiend.”
Tom realized that they had wasted 2 minutes and should be escaping than looking at graves.
“Come on, let’s go! Now!” Yelled Tom.
Levy came to him. The whole graveyard was surrounded by a barbed-wire fence. Whoever built this place didn’t do too much to keep it safe from intruders. The fence was really loose. Tom turned into dino-form. He started to bite the fence and tear it apart. After less than a minute, he ripped a giant hole big enough for him and Levy to escape. They started to run very quickly. They finally got a glimpse of what it was like to roam outside the walls of Area 401. Their expectations were high, because it turned out that Area 401 was located in the middle of a barren desert. After running for a straight 15 minutes, they looked back. No one had been chasing after them. They looked and saw that close to them a weird place.
They were about half a mile away from it.
Tom and Levy morphed back into humans.
“Tom, do you think that is… the… the-“Said Levy before being interrupted.
“The real world? Yes, Levy, yes it is.” Said Tom.
SUMMARY: Tom and Levy just arrived at the “Real world”. They left Area 401.
Back at Area 401, two officials went to the scene of the crime. There was one dead girl, killed by a shot to the head. On the other side of the room was Nick, also dead. Next to him was a dead old man. The two officials looked around and saw in some pictures were the old man, the girl, and to other boys. They looked into the room where the old man had lived and found an old diary and read that the old man was Thomas.
“Wasn’t that the guy who f*cked up with creating some super dinosaurs for this place and his friend got creamed?”
“Yup. Look, Derek, can you stop with all the cussing and the slang? I mean, it was funny the first few times, but not it’s seriously obnoxious. This is why nobody else wants to work with you. Maybe if you stopped with all of this the Boss would have given that promotion you wanted.” Said Gary, the second Area 401 official.
“Aw, dawg, you no understand. I got keep fresh, it’s my style.” Said Derek.
Gary rolled his eyes.
“You know what, I just give up. Go ahead, look like some moron.” Said Gary.
Derek was a 19 year old boy, who enrolled in Area 401 because he had no other choice. He always tried to act like some stereo-typical African American man. Derek came from a troubled family. Gary didn’t know too much about his past and personal life, but he could tell Derek was probably a rebellious teenager. He told him stories of how his parents always tried to stop him from getting tattoos all over his body.
Gary was the same age. He enrolled in Area 401 to pay off for his sister’s medical payments for her disorders. She was born with so many problems, and he came from a poor family, anyways. He was very responsible. He became partners with Derek, hoping he could fix them. Of course now, he realized that wasn’t going to do much.
Gary and Derek went to the boss and they were now going to have to locate Levy and Tom. The problem was that since they were bred illegally, they didn’t have a special chip implanted in them so they could be easily located in the future. Now, Gary and Derek were going to have to bring them back to Area 401 for interviews. Gary and Derek inspected the outside of Area 401. They saw the human tracks of the boys sort of morph into…
Into dinosaur tracks.
Tom and Levy walked into what appeared as a modern city. There were hovering cars.
“So… What do we do???...” asked Levy.
“Well, let us look at the facts. We have no money. All these people are normal humans. We musn’t be so hasty in transforming into dino-formation. I think it’s safe to say that we got ourselves into this mess and we’re probably going to die as some homeless kids. Tom is dead and Katy is dead. Let’s face reality, I think we’re going to die unless someone tries to find us.” Said Tom.
“OKAY, hold the phone. Let’s look at this an OPTIMISTIC way! First of all, we need to eat and drink. However, it’s night time. I say we sleep first and decide what to do next. I say we just sleep and figure out what to do in the morning. But before we go to sleep, I say we look at Thomas’s diary.” Said Levy.
They got the diary and started to read the first page. It read this:
“Today was my first day on this job. So far Levine has decided to come with me.”
“Levine!? Wasn’t that the blonde guy whose picture we saw was on the grave?” Asked Thomas.
“Yes.” Said Levy.
They continued reading.
“We now have been assigned on a very important task to come up with some creature/device to create for this place that can be used in the current World War. So far we have started researching to see what we can do. I have a feeling this is going to take quite some time. They want us to create some creatures that are highly durable, tough, monstrous, strong and BIG. I mean BIG. Well, this is going to take quite some time. This is Thomas, may the day of tomorrow be better. I hope that Alex will be able to live on, and my family get over my supposed death very quickly, I just want them to live a nice, long, and happy life.”
Tom turned to the next page.
“Today we are now going to officially start our first breeding. Levine came up with an absolutely GENIUS way to complete our task. He decided we would get dinosaurs, they fit the description of the creature we are looking for! They are big, strong, and monstrous! We have now already ordered DNA specimens. However, this might take quite some time, as I expected. If we were to just simply clone these things, it would be very easy. However, in order for this to work, we are going to have to make artificial hybrids of these creatures. Not also that, but these god damn bastards want us to add electrical attributes to these things. Man, this is going to take quite some time. They also said they want us to make them talk like humans! These people weren’t kidding when they said they want these things SMART. Not also that, but we have to make it so that they can also move their hands like humans! What the f*ck!? Man, I am kind of annoyed right now. Well, I hope that as of now Alex is doing well, as long with the rest of my whole family. But I am starting to wonder if what I am doing is you know… exactly right? I mean right as in morally speaking. I mean, is it right that I am basically creating life!? Well, is creating human life wrong> we humans have souls, animals do not. Well, this is Thomas, in and out.”
Tom and Levy closed the book.
“Let’s just read more tomorrow. Everything will be better in the morning.” Said Levy.
“Pfft. I really think something bad is going to happen, to the both of us.” Said Tom.
“And what do you mean by that statement?” Asked Levy.
“I have a sense that this is not going to end well.” Said Tom.
“Whatever, you always think something bad is going to happen. This is why me an Katy-“ Said Levy before he realized that he reminded Tom that his crush was dead.
Tom started crying and went to a corner of a building. He went into dinosaur form so no one would bother him.
Levy felt like a huge idiot for saying the name of their friend who was now just, well, just dead. No longer living, not part of this world.
He did nothing else he thought he could do, so he started crying too.
Gary and Derek were on their motorcycles. They were slowly following the dinosaur tracks. It was now the morning and the tracks led to Raccoon City.
(If you can catch what I referenced to, you win even more appreciation and respect from me.)
They walked and the footprints led to concrete, so there now no longer any footprints.
“Aw Sh*t. We lost our lead on them.” Said Gary
“Well, what do we do now then?” Asked Derek.
“Hold on, let me think for a minute.” Said Gary.
He thought about a plan. They could just either search for them by walking around the whole place, or they could just call Area 401 and they could get a video satellite of Racoon City. Then they could just lead them to search for Tom and Levy.
Gary called Area 401 and told them to see if they could locate them via video satellite. They did but then something strange was seen. In the video signal, it showed what appeared to be two dinosaurs sleeping by some building.
Gary got out his tranquilizer pistol. Derek did the same. After walking close to the location of these two creatures, they saw the two dinosaurs were asleep.
“So, bro, what do we do now?” Asked Derek.
Gary again sighed.
“Well, first of all, bro, we return back with these dinosaur er… dino thingies…”Said Gary, very awkwardly.
“But aren’t we supposed to look for those two boys?” Asked Derek.
“Well, I actually got a rather, um, crazy theory.” Said Gary.
They tied Tom and Levy to their motorcycles and drove away.
Tom woke up. He saw that he, along with Levy, was tied together by some rope and being driven in the middle of the desert.
Tom was trying to fully wake himself up. He tried to wake Levy up, but Levy didn’t even budge. He saw that the two men driving the motorcycles were approaching Area 401. By the area were dozens of people in white lab suits. Tom realized that he was still in dino form. He thought to himself that they were going to kill him. So he started to bite on the rope.
It only took him seconds to completely rip off the rope. He and Levy then untangled out of the rope. Levy woke up. It was still night time. The two men didn’t even notice Tom and Levy were no longer attached to the motorcycles.
“Is it just me or did the weight of these motorcycles just get… um… lighter?” asked Derek.
Gary then looked back and saw that the raptors were no longer there.
“Levy, wake up, we have to run as fast as we can, NOW! I will explain everything later, but we need to run fast, hurry!” Tom said as he started to run, but very feebly.
“What??” Said Levy as he started to run but very weekly.
Tom saw a nearby forest. He was starting to fully wake up his body and regain his energy. Levy was starting to become fully aware of the situation.
Tom, out of fear, began to run even faster. The two men with their motorcycles were starting to catch up. Tom then got into the nearby forest, but he was still running. For the next 2 minutes he ran, non-stop, and then he noticed the men on the motorcycles were gone.
“Levy, we did it!” Said Thomas.
However, Levy was nowhere to be seen.
Tom got worried. He ran back and began to look for Levy. He finally reached outside the forest. There was still no sight of Levy. He began to run forward. It was dark, but he could see the footsteps he left behind.
After half a minute of sprinting, he saw the two men over the body of Levy.
The two men were arguing, one was mad and yelling at the other, who was crying.
“Derek, how could you be SO f*cking stupid!? We were supposed to bring these things ALIVE, GOD DAMN IT!” Said Gary.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to kill it! I just meant to make him stop running!” Said Derek, crying.
Tom stood in the back, speechless.
“You’re just an idiot Derek, no wonder your father considered you a disgrace to the family! Now we have to go and find the other-“ Said Gary, before stopping.
Tom accidentally got to close to Gary and Derek and made eye contact with Derek.
Gary pulled out a tranquilizer pistol, but Tom thought it was a gun.
“Oh my God… they are going to kill me too…” Thought Tom.
Tom then jumped at Gary and bit his hand off, as an act of self-defense.
Derek pulled out a gun and fired at Tom’s leg, but missed.
Thomas jumped off and attacked Derek, accidentally killing him. Tom jumped off, realizing what he had just done.
He had just killed someone.
Gary was whimpering in pain, covering his wound with his shirt. He reached for his phone to call for back up.
Tom now didn’t even know what to do, so he just ran, crying. He turned into human form for some reason. He couldn’t believe all of this was happening. His creator who was basically like a father to him died, his love died, his best friend died, and now he just killed someone and injured someone.
He reached the forest. He found a tree near by some water to rest by. He made sure he was far far away.
Little did he know what was coming next.