Madhouse CH 2 (First day)
The light peered through the hole in the cell and Zoe awoke. Last night Constantine had told her about Sophia's past. How she used to be a researcher who went mad around the time she discovered the base powder. Constantine didn't know too much about her though, just what he overheard and soon after they past out. Zoe found Constantine on her stomach where she remembered he put him that night. "Psst, you awake?" whispered Zoe. Constantine yawned "Please don't wake me. This is the most comfort I've had in a long time." Zoe smiled, "Ok, you can stay there." Zoe shivered, "Constantine, why is the cell cold? Isn't this place hot?" "Sophia does that with subject cells. Says she doesn't want them to get used to the conditions." "That's rather cruel. I am freezing in here.""I know. It's worse at my size. But to me your skin has lots of warmth. Only upside to being this tiny.""Glad your getting enjoyment from this." sighed ZoeJust then the door opened. A flood of light blinded Zoe as her eyes adjusted. She saw Sophia at the door looking at her and smiled. "I see you've found Constantine. One of my crowning achievements to my genius. An excellent reminder to other subjects and staff who disobey me. You know why I let him live 83?"Zoe looked at Constantine as he spoke to her, she then turned to look at Sophia. "It's because he didn't betray you, but was instead a good test subject." Sophia looked surprised, "That's the exact line I use with my other subjects who meet him. Can you speak to him?" Zoe nodded. Sophia was overjoyed, "It worked, this is amazing! If you can hear ants, I might have a position for you 83. You might not have to be a number anymore." Zoe was confused, "What do you mean?" Sophia smiled, "I mean a place with my staff, but as some mind controlled janitor. You will be working with me personally."Constantine spoke to Zoe, "I'd take that offer if I were you. You won't get any better deal than that, and it's that or she'll kill you later. I don't think it's a hard choice." Zoe nodded, "I'll join you. What will I be doing?" Sophia smiled, "This is great. You will be a translator for the ants. Plus you will be doing whatever I assign you." Zoe got up and put Constantine on her hand. "Great. Can I begin now?" Sophia smiled, "Of course. Follow me, I'll take you to your room and bring you a change of cloths. And what was your name?" "Zoe Hughes." "Well Zoe, welcome to your new life." Zoe had taken a nice shower. Her room was nice and big with a crimson carpet and wooden furniture. She got dressed in the cloths Sophia put on her stand. A plad button shirt, a plad skirt and leather strapped sandals. She left Constantine on her dresser and picked him up. Constantine spoke to her "If you don't mind can you put me on the ground." Zoe was confused, "Why? It's faster if I carry you." Constantine scratched his head. "This might sound odd for someone this small, but I have a fear of heights." Zoe chuckled, "You have a fear of height?." Constantine sighed, "I know, I've tried to hold it in, but looking down from your hand makes me a bit queasy. I can walk, might take me a while but I can. Not like anyone will stomp on me anyway." Zoe got down on one knee and lowered her hand, "I am sorry Constantine. I shouldn't make fun of you like that. The world must be scary down there." Constantine smiled, "It's ok Zoe, don't apologize." Zoe looked at her left food which was flat on the floor. She then had an idea. "It's not too far off the floor, you can ride on my foot." Constantine looked at her foot. "I don't know if that's safe." Zoe smiled and gently picked him up between her fingers and gently put him between her first and second toes. "Nonsense. You fit there just fine." She got up and started walking, Constantine stayed put with a leather strap that ran between her toes as she moved her feet up and down. "I think I am ok with this." said Constantine. Zoe smiled and left the room to meet with Sophia "Great." She then walked to Sophia's office.Sophia was sitting in her chair with her other assistant Red standing next to her. "Good, your here. As my newest assistant I'd like you to meet my other assistant as you'll be working with her. I know you've been acquainted, but not formerly introduced. Red, this is Zoe. My new assistant." Red looked confused, "Isn't puny girl a subject master?" Sophia smiles, "Oh sweet, sweet Red. The puny girl is our friend now." Red's face lit up and smiled at Zoe. "Friend." She said as she gave Zoe a big hug. Red squeezed tight before letting go so Zoe could breath. "You'll have to excuse her. The experimentation made her large, but unfortunately dumbed her down." "What did you do to her?""I needed someone to be my muscle and acquire subjects for me. I used the powder and DNA from a cow to give her super strength. She then grew to fit in with her new muscle mass and she became like that after I made a serum to make mind control permanent.""I see. Glad you didn't do that to me.""Thanks, but I could anytime. Remember that. Any questions about this place?""How did you build it so fast. Weren't you here only a few months?" "Lots of mind controlled servants, money, and sheer will. Anything else?""No.""Good, now your first assignment is working with Red to clear the forest on the Island.""Clear it of what.""My mistake. Some ants escape the facility and try to live in the forest. Problem is those pesky things are smart. Build communities out there and traps. They managed to kill a few of my servants and I need you deal with them. Since you can hear them, just point them out to Red, and she'll take care of the rest. You won't have to kill them." Sophia looked down at Zoe's feet. "Oh, and leave Constantine. Better he doesn't go with you." Constantine looked up at Zoe, "It's ok." Zoe then picked him up and put him on Sophia's desk. Sophia scooped up Constantine and put her bare feet on her desk, then put him between her toes. "I missed that nice ticklish feeling." she said as Constantine squirmed.Red then squatted down, "Get on friend." Zoe looked confused, "I am not to heavy am I?" Sophia laughed. "Honey, your weight to her strength. Your a hat at best." Zoe jumped on Red's back and she got up. Zoe put her legs around and Red opened the outside door of the office and Ran at an incredibly fast speed for her size to the Island's forest. Zoe got to see the size of the compound for the first time. It was large, with two sections with the Office being at the head of the middle. The Island also wasn't too large from what she saw from the Ocean's shore, probably 5miles long from what she viewed and estimated. It didn't take long before Red reached the forest. Red asked, "You hear ant's?" Zoe listened and heard some voices to her right. "That way." Zoe pointed. Red went in that direction and found a small village of tiny people. Red was a colossus compared to them. She stomped her foot on a few, then with her big toe squashed another 3. She smashed the ants until they were all blood stains on Red's feet. "Any more?" asked Red. Zoe pointed out another group for Red to exterminate. This went on for a while until there were no more left. They then arrived at the compound after dark. They went into the office and Zoe got off Red's back. "That was fun!" exclaimed Red. Red then went to a wash station in the corner and washed off her feet. "Good Red. Don't track dirt in my compound." said Sophia.Sophia looked at Zoe who was still in shock. "How was your first day?" Zoe looked at Sophia, "I don't want to talk about it." Sophia smiled, "That's ok. Constantine had a fun day rubbing my feet. Right Constantine?" Constantine looked at Zoe, tired and lying on the table, "Kill me." "He says he's tired." said Zoe. Sophia spread her feet to look at Constantine, "A shame, he did a good job for his size. I got to make them bigger for this task. You can take him with you." Zoe put Constantine in her hand, he was to tired to move. She then walked out and went to her room. A pair of dark blue pajamas were there on her dresser, probably put there on the orders of Sophia. She changed clothing and went to bed putting Constantine on her stomach as she drifted of to sleep.