*Just under an hour ago, a girl sat at a table in the corner of the school cafeteria, absentmindedly picking at her food with a plastic fork. She scowled, stabbing it.
Ricardo smiled, sliding next to the girl -- Thea Verdant. “Hey.” He said, flashing her a crooked grin. “I see you’ve been waiting for the dreamboat to dock, amiright?”
(and yes I got permission to PoV Thea for this from Verti because we kinda sorta planned this together??)
Thea frowned, scanning Ricardo. “Yeah.. no.” She snapped, scowling. “Now get away from me.”
Ricardo winced, a hurt expression crossing his face. “But-- but--”
“You have five seconds.”
Ricardo zipped off, managing to wiggle away from the cafeteria and into the boy’s bathroom. He slammed the door shut, his eyes watering.
Dejected, he leaned against one of the stalls, ripping a set of headphones out of one of his trenchcoat pockets. Muttering to himself, he plugged them into his iPhone, quickly scrolling through one of his playlists on YouTube.
The Squip Song from BMC played. A faint ghost of a smile shimmered on his face before quickly vanishing as soon as it had come.
It's from Japan
It's a gray, oblong pill
Quantum nano-technology CPU
*A black butterfly seemed to have materialized in the room, fluttering towards Ricardo. He appeared to be distracted with his music.
*The butterfly settled onto his headphones, the headphones becoming an inky black color before gradually becoming silver.
Hello, you pitiful child, a sing-song voice sang in his head. I’m here to.. upgrade you.
*Now, a stranger has calmly strode into the school’s cafeteria. He’s wearing some sort of dark blue skin-tight suit, along with a black trenchcoat. The sclerae of his eyes are bright blue, with the irises being shock blue. His hair is silver, and neatly combed into a weatherman fashion. His skin is incredibly pale, to the point where it appeara to be white. A pair of silver headphones hangs around his neck.
Quantum smiled, scanning the students. “Greetings, pitiful children.” He said, raising his chin. “I am Quantum. I have been.. upgraded.”
*One of the lunchroom monitors makes his way towards the stranger -- Quantum, as he’s dubbed himself -- raising a hand. “Sorry, no strangers-”
Quantum frowned, grabbing the monitor’s arm and tightly gripping it as if it was a mere toy. “Up, up, down, down, left, right, A.” He said, grinning wickedly.
*The lunchroom monitor’s eyes go blank, his eyes glazed.
“I would like to cancel downloading the file.” Quantum said, letting go of the monitor’s arm as the monitor’s unmoving body crumpled onto the floor like a ragdoll.
*The students in the cafeteria flee in a swarm, screaming and running.
Quantum chuckled softly. “Those pitiful children.. soon to be saved.” He said, whirling around as he began to swiftly walk after the crowd.
(Quantum’s power is "hacking" into the brains of people-- meaning, if he touches you and says "up, up, down, down, left, right, A," he can control your movements, what you say, etc. However, he can only control 1-5 people at a time with ease -- anymore and he begins to become strained, his hold on the people he controls lessening. Meaning, they gain more free will, and his control over their actions and what they say gradually becomes limited. If he decides to "cancel downloading the file" while hacking into the brain of someone, they collapse in a heap and are left in a death-like state. However, they are alive.)
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