Up until then, it has only been a rumor. A very persistent rumor, that was. But nobody had ever encountered Anima in person and lived long enough to tell the story. The ones that did survive, only saw the blazing light of his surrounding energy from a distance. And even that was enough to leave them traumatized for life.
Nobody know exactly was it was that Anima did to those people. He killed some of them, that was for sure. And he killed many, as he made many enemy's over time. But as he continued slaughtering every single soldier that went after hem, the army generals eventually gave up. And only the scientists were left, chasing this 'illusion'. Because that was what the government deemed him to be: nothing more than an illusion. Something like a mass hysteria that made more and more people go completely mad over time.
Those scientists knew better, however. Aiden's crew has been chasing this being for months already, but without any clear results. Although the creature didn't seem to respond so aggressively to the scientists as it did to the army, it was still highly dangerous. Even many scientists had already been fallen victim to his monstrous powers, and Kiriil knew that he had to be careful.
His fellow scientist didn't want to go with him, when he suggested following this creature all the way to the abandoned Neorasa headquarters. They thought it was foolish of him to go, and maybe they were right. He was all alone now. The energy measurement equipment, he brought with him, started to show more disturbing values as he progressed walking towards the building. Which was weird, because he couldn't see a thing yet. Was the equipment lying? It was terribly dark outside. As if a storm was coming. A weird storm. And Kiriil certainly wasn't feeling that well.
As he approached the old building, it suddenly came to him. As if he instinctively knew what was coming, he looked up to the towers. He held his breath. Anima! Was it real?
Before he could realize what was happening, the creature noticed him, turned his head and looked at him. All of a sudden the place was surrounded with blue energy and the energy pressure went up like crazy. Kiriil knew that it was better to run, but for some reason he couldn't avert his eyes. Anima didn't seem to be angry, nor did he seem to be smiling. His blazing eyes didn't display any emotion at all. As if he wasn't human.
Kiriil couldn't stop looking. The dark sky tore open and a portal to what seemed to be another world appeared. A reflection of what the old headquarters seemed to be, years ago. The energy measurement equipment went out with a sudden beep, the level of energy being too high to even measure. Kiriil looked at it with fear, but knowing that it was already too late to run. His lifeless body was found by his co-workers the next morning. Although he bleed through both eyes, nose and ears, he was found with a mysterious smile on his face. He had seen something nobody else had seen yet.
I could only laugh at their foolishness. So smart, yet a small child could win from them. My pale skin almost seemed to glow from all the energy that was running through my body. Such a pretty sight, yet so terribly dangerous.
Were they aware of my powers..?
I closed my eyes and emptied my mind. No more fear, or bad thoughts haunting my mind. Soon it would all fade away... until only madness remained.
The outside world didn't know about these children. It was better that way, Enirgon's employees were told, as they had to sign contract that forced them to keep their mouth tightly shut about the horrible experiments that happened there. These were no children. Although they looked like humans, and their appearance seemed just as cute as those of regular kids, there was something odd about them. Their eyes were empty.
Until then, there never were real problems. Sure, there were occasions in which a kid accidently escaped and wandered through the buildings. But they never did any damage.
How drastically would everything change, just by the appearance of one boy. Experiment XIV, or fourteen, as he was called. He looked just like the others when he arrived, just like a normal kid. With his black hair and pale skin, he kind of looked like a kid from Darkai, they said jokingly. Only his bright, glowing, red eyes set him apart from the rest of the group. The empty eyes of a true demon, they learned very soon...
"So much for seeking power, you little brat".
At least, that was what they said, by then. He probably knew that it wouldn't end that way. Not just like that, without a fight. He didn't speak a single word after the day he was captured. Although silent, his eyes would never avert from the sky above. As if he was willing to say: one day I'll be out of here. I'll break out of this chains and move the sky again.