CHAPTER 14 “I wanted to perform a couple of tests.” Brian began, as the trio began to search for the experiment. “What kind of ‘tests’ are you talking about?” John questioned. Brian replied with, “Nothing ridiculous. Just tests like if they react weird when mixed with water, dirt, fresh air. Apparently, the more fresh air these things have, the more they grow.”
“What do you mean by ‘Grow’, Brian?” Stanley questioned. It was the first thing he has said to Brian since they met. “You know, like get bigger. And develop with more body parts… and get stronger.” Brian said it in a nervous tone.
“How much stronger are we talking about?” John questioned. “Like is it as strong as an ant now?”
“No. It seems to get really strong and really big. I think it has the potential to grow as much as seven feet.” John thought he was exaggerating, so he did not think much of it.
“So where could they be hiding?” Stanley questioned. “I am still yet to ever see these creatures that you guys are talking about.”
“Trust me, they are real.” Brian assured him. “Look!” He pointed towards an alley. “I think I saw one.” Brian raced into the alley way and John and Stanley followed him. They got to the end when they realized a small creature, about 2 feet tall. It was dark green, and it looked gooey. It appeared to have short arms and the body was very skinny. It looked like a green twig. As soon as Brian went in t grab it, it transformed into a pile of green goo and slithered away. “What was that? Was that your experiment?” John asked, feeling nauseous after seeing the green, slimy creature. It was not a pretty sight. Brian responded with, “Yes, John, yes it was. I have been trying to capture it for somewhere around an hour. I am afraid they might be multiplying as time goes by. This could cause a severe problem.”
To Stanley, this all seemed like a cheesy science-fiction movie. A boring plot where a boy accidentally created a monster and it ends up taking over the world. Stanley thought those movies were boring and unrealistic. And yet, it seemed this could have a very similar outcome. “What should we do about this, ‘Mr. Scientist’?” Stanley asked. He knew it was very immature, but he had mixed emotions. He did not know if he should be scared about the creature Brian created, or annoyed that John took him on this crazy chase. Whatever the case, Stanley knew he needed to stop the monsters.
Stanley, John, and Brian watched as the green glob of slime slid under the fence. The three hopped over and tried to follow the green, slithering creature. It seemed to gain speed as it traveled. “Holy Crap!” The three screamed in unison.
It was there that they saw a sight that they really wished they had not. A crater was cut out of the concrete, and inside, was a huge mass of green globs. Brian was the first to comment on it. “Good lord, I was right! These nasty creatures are reproducing.” As Brian scanned over the area, John pitched in with, “All right Stanley, lets pick ’em up and get rid of them.”
Stanley screamed at John. “Are you mad? We can not pick up these globs! We do not know what they are or what harmful possibilities they could posses.” He acted as if this was common knowledge. John changed his decision. “OK, Stanley.” He then turned his head towards Brian. “What do you think we should do with this? You are the creator of these.” Brian stood motionless with his eyes glued onto the green globs. His mouth slowly opened, and in a mouse-like voice, he said, “I do not know at the moment.” He continued to stare at his creations. “I believe our only option is to kill them all. We cannot let anyone else see them, and do not tell anybody about it. If you do they will probably think you are crazy.” Brian took his eyes off of the mutants and turned towards John and Stanley. “What do you guys think we should do?” John and Stanley turned towards each other, and then turned towards Brian. John said, “It is your decision, but whatever you do, I will help you with it.”
Stanley nodded his head and added, “So will I.”
A grin formed on Brian’s face. “Good. Let us begin.”