Hey guys! Sorry this took a while, but I hope you like this story! I'm going up to 10 chapters. This is chapter 9. Only one more to go. But don't be sad! Because wait till the end of this chapter of the Author's Note, for a little surprise! Okay, on with the chapter!
It has been 3 weeks since the whole world was in danger. Things were finally starting to get back to normal. But, Chase still wasn't awake. I've been very worried. I know he hit his head hard, but is he really going to be unconscious? I hope not. From what dad told me, there are no signs of him waking up. It's just been way too hard to see him like that. Yes he was evil and tried to destroy the world, but he's family. And he wouldn't be like that if we had shown him some respect.
"Morning." Everyone was downstairs for breakfast. Everyone, except Chase. When I see everyone's faces, they look happier. Like a weight has been lifted.
"Morning Bree. How are you?" I sit down at the chair and breakfast is already there. Dad is spinning in circles with a big smile on his face.
"Why are you guys so happy?" They look at me.
"We feel like we can breathe and not look over our shoulders all the time. I'm worried about Chase yes, but we haven't felt this relaxed in a while." Are they happy he's in a coma?
"So, you're happy he's in a coma and may never wake up and be stuck like this forever?" As soon as I said this, everyone stopped smiling.
"Well, we didn't think about…" I clench my fists.
"Of course not! No one ever thinks about anything!" I scoff. I turn to leave but as I do, I look back at them.
"You know, I now understand why Chase became evil. Because of all of you!" When I said that, they were shocked but also ashamed. I then go down to the lab and see Chase. He's still asleep. That made me so mad! How could they just be happy, when Chase is unconscious and may never wake up? I go up against the glass and talk to him.
"Hey Chase. How's it going?" I know that he can't hear me, but I like talking to him.
"The way the family acted just now, I get why you were angry. Chase, we were awful to you. Me especially." The way he was asleep was peaceful. You could look at him and never know that he was ever evil.
"I'm so sorry for everything that we did. You had every right to be upset. We should've treated you better." I then start to cry.
"Can you wake up please? Wake up so that we can show you that we changed. We can be the family that we should've been." But, nothing happened. He was still asleep. I start to sob and I open the capsule and just hug him.
"Chase. I'm sorry. Please wake up. I love you." But, my cries were unheard. He will never know how much I love him and how much his family is waiting for him.
I'm panting heavy. I've been in this abyss or my subconscious apparently for, I don't know how long! I'm trying to get the fuck out of here so I can destroy my family!
"You still don't get it do you?" I'm not surprised when myself came up to me again.
"Get what? I'm supposed to be powerful! That's who I've always been and who I always will be!" My other self shook his head in disappointment.
"After 5 years in here, you're still thinking this?'' Wait. It's been 5 years? I thought this was just in my mind or subconscious.
"How is that possible? 5 years in my head? Has it been 5 years out there?" My other self shook his head.
"No. It's been 3 weeks out in the real world. But here, it's been 5 years. Time works differently everywhere." Now I was confused.
"Okay then." I roll my eyes.
"I can't explain it to you. It's complicated." I've been trying to wake up, but with no success.
"Can you let me go now?" My mirrored version or other self, scoffs.
"No. You still want to destroy them. But think about how it made them feel." I roll my eyes again.
"I bet they're happy to see me like this. They never gave a shit about me." He looks at me.
"What about Bree?" I looked at him and scoffed.
"She never loved me. If she did, then she would've not let Adam punch me so many times." My other self shook his head.
"She didn't know how to express herself. I'll show you how much she loves you." Then he started to do something and a part of the black blurred into the real world. I see the lab.
"Cool! Now, wake me up so I can destroy them!" He rolls his eyes and Bree comes down in the elevator. She has a pissed off look and crossed her arms. She was mumbling, but I couldn't hear what she was saying.
"How is this helping?' He shushes me. I roll my eyes and watch. Her face softens when she sees me.
"Hey Chase. How's it going?" The way she said that, made me feel something.
"The way the family acted just now, I get why you were angry. Chase, we were awful to you. Me especially." Thank you! Glad she realized.
"About time. Now she wonders why I was trying to destroy her." The other me snapped his fingers and I could no longer talk. I was screaming and he just shushed me.
"I'm so sorry for everything we did. You had every right to be upset. We should've treated you better." Then she starts to cry. It wasn't fake. I've seen fake crying. But the way her face looks, it was genuine and sincere.
"Can you wake up please? Wake up so that we can show you that we changed. We can be the family that we should've been." I doubt it. She looked at me like she was expecting me to wake up. Something inside of me, wanted to wake up in her arms. I heard the sound of the capsule opening and she went in with me and hugged me. I could somehow feel it.
"Chase. I'm sorry. Please wake up." She then sobs. The way she was holding me, she brought me warmth. I can finally talk again.
"What… Is... happening to me?" My other self looks at me and smiles.
"You're starting to feel love. Bree has loved you this whole time, but she could never express it." I felt something on my cheek. I wash my face and realize it's a tear.
"No…" I can't be weak. I just can't.
"NO!" I scream and that little screen fades away. The other me sighs and nods his head.
"And here I thought you would change. Oh well, back to other methods." He then kicks me again and I spit blood.
"I'll kill you!" I shouted. He then has the upper hand and puts his hand on my throat and begins to lift me up.
"Why do you fight the love Bree has for you?! Why do you deny that your family can change?!" I struggle and he puts me down roughly.
"Just look at yourself! In your nerd clothes! I was that guy before, and look where it got me!" He raises his eyebrow.
"Nothing! I'm a loner alright? They will never change! Every chance they got, they made fun of me! Even Donald and Douglas." My other self realized I stopped calling Douglas 'dad.'
"So, you no longer see Douglas as your dad?" I scoff and look at him.
"He stopped being my dad the moment he went on their side. If he wants to be a traitor, then that's on him." I then realized I was breathing heavy and laid down.
"Had enough?" My other self challenged me. I glare at him and then I feel tired.
"Not even close…" My eyes start to close. Before I pass out, I hear him say something.
"The only way you wake up and get out of here is by accepting your family. Be the real you. Be loved." That was the last thing I heard. Then my eyes closed.
After what Bree said, I feel so bad. But what she said shocked me to my core. She understood why Chase became evil. We're supposed to be changing! Not going back to our old ways. Guess I'm still not a good person after all. Bree was right. I look back at it, he had every right to be angry. I would be too. I know Douglas was angry.
"That was something." I said. Douglas and everyone were still at the table.
"That was horrible. The way we acted was horrible." I sigh and nod.
"Bree was right. We were the reason Chase became evil." Everyone sighs.
"I'm so stupid. This is why he beat me up." Adam says. He then leaves and goes upstairs. Leo hasn't said a word since everything happened today. I know he feels bad about it.
"Leo? What are you thinking?" It's like he can't hear us. He looks like he's in his head.
"I kinda had a flashback to when Chase tied us up in the lab and tortured us. That haunts me." I know what he means. That always pops in my head. The thing is, he tortured us in different ways and then would alternate.
"I know. It haunts me too." Douglas nodded.
"Just his eyes looked crazy. It was pure evil and cold. Just like a killer." Then I heard an insane laughter and realized it was just in my head.
"That's why when he wakes up, we have to make sure that we are good to him. Even if he wants to kill us." We nod. Don't worry Chase. When you wake up, we will be a whole new family. Just wait.
I left the dining room and went upstairs. Even after we came back, everything Chase did haunted me. Out of all of us, he hurt me the most. I'm the cause of all of his anger and rage. What if I hadn't thrown him or punched him? He would be a completely different Chase. I lay on my bed and sigh. All of us have rooms upstairs and Dad made our beds work like capsules. Chase is in the capsule in the lab because Dad and Douglas check his vitals and his chip to make sure everything's okay. But soon, they will take him to his room. Not knowing that for years next door to me, was Chase's room and he was plotting our destruction. That he slept soundly thinking about ways to destroy us and take over the world. Thinking back on it, I see the signs of him being evil. When he got angry after I tossed him. Was Spike ever real? I know Dad said that he did have a Commando App, but now it doesn't seem like Spike ever existed. I'm laying on my bed and just start crying again. I'm very sad that Chase is in a coma. Everything he did, still gets in my head. I flinch every time I hear something. I'm always looking over my shoulder for an enemy or Chase, not knowing if he woke up and is behind me trying to attack. I don't know how long I can live like this. It's killing me. What is gonna happen when Chase wakes up? Will he still be evil? I don't know. What I do know is, he still terrifies me. He might be asleep, but what about that S-1 girl? She is his most loyal soldier. The way she acted when Chase was knocked out. She even said that it isn't over. That means, more hell is going to come and I don't think we are prepared for it.
I haven't said anything for a bit. After Bree said what she said, it stuck with me. When Chase tortured us, it was very bad. I have scars from that. The way his eyes looked… it was empty. There was nothing there. No remorse, or guilt. Nothing. That still scares the shit out of me right now. Seeing nothing but a monster and just a killer, is the scariest thing. Now that he's asleep, I always still have a fear that he's going to be right behind me ready to attack. I'm so scared of what will happen. What if Chase wakes up, but tries to kill us again? That is my biggest fear. He will be angry that we foiled his plans. But what about the girl? I go to Adam's room
"Adam. I want to talk to you!" Adam opens the door and cocks an eyebrow.
"Yeah?" He lets me in and I sit on his be.
"I'm scared Adam. What if Chase wakes up and tries to hurt us again?"
"I know. I'm afraid to. But dad put that block on his chip." I almost forgot about that. That's good.
"But what if he figures out how to unblock it?" Adam looks down. Clearly he didn't think of that.
"True. God, I can barely sleep. I always think that he's there in my room." I nod.
"Just thinking that he was plotting our destruction all these years, and he was peacefully asleep about it." Adam said. Yeah, now i'm afraid he's going to just pop out of nowhere. For a bit, none of use said anything. Then, I heard a voice.
"Leo…" It was a whisper. I turned around and there was no one there.
"Did you hear that?" Adam looked at me.
"No, why?" I shook my head. Am I starting to go crazy?
"I heard a voice." He then looked around too. It looked like he was afraid of someone being there.
"Do you think it was…?" The look on his face was terror. He started running very fast and I followed. We made it down to the lab and Adam stopped.
"It couldn't have been Chase. He's unconscious." I look at him.
"But, what if he found a way to speak to us while he's asleep?" Adam was horrified.
"No. That can't happen. I'm traumatized by everything." we can barely do anything without fear of Chase being near us. It's been 3 weeks since everything happened, and it's been quiet.
"I'm scared Adam. Scared that we could die again or that the world could be destroyed." I could tell he felt the same way. All of us are living in fear. We hope that it will stop soon.
I want to move Chase into my room. Dad let us have our own rooms when we're older, but we always stayed in the beds work like capsules, so Chase will be able to get as much energy as if he was in his capsule. I go downstairs and I see dad sitting on the couch. I sigh and sit next to him.
"Dad, I'm so sorry for what I said. I was angry, and I shouldn't have said it." He looks at me and sighs.
"No, I'm glad you said it. Because we had to wake up and realize that Chase is like this because of us. Being happy while he's in a coma, that's wrong." He grabs my hand and kisses it.
"You're really not mad?" He smiles and nods his head no.
"Of course not. You were right. We need to take better care of Chase." I smile. Then, I was gonna ask him.
"Dad, can we move Chase upstairs?" He looks at me.
"Why? It's better to keep him in the lab." Then I sigh.
"Because when he wakes up, what if he wants to be in the comfort of his own bed?" Then I saw Dad's face turn into a frown.
"But what if when he wakes up, he tries to attack us and hurt us?" I sigh then look down not wanting to say this.
"Then we restrain him. We make sure that he can't hurt us and we talk to him. It pains me to say it, but if that's our only choice then fine." Dad didn't say anything for a while and I thought he was going to say no, but he finally spoke up.
"Okay, we'll move Chase upstairs. His body will be cramped up after waking up." Dad chuckled. It was nice of him to make a little joke to lighten the whole situation. Dad called Adam and Leo to come downstairs.
'Yes dad?" Adam asked. Since he's the strongest, he was going to move Chase.
"We're moving Chase upstairs to his room. Can you pick him up carefully?" All the color drained from Adam's face. He was afraid to move Chase.
"B-but why should I do it? Dad, you're strong enough. You can't do it?" Dad crossed his arms.
"Come on, he won't bite you." Adam raised his eyebrows. I've never seen Adam so afraid to just use his strength.
"That's what i'm afraid of. Him waking up as we're moving him, and he attacks us. I also don't want to hurt him." I start to move towards the elevator.
"Come on Adam. Just pick him up." I grabbed his arm and he was shaking like crazy. He was so afraid.
"O-okay." He nods. We got down to the lab, and we opened Chase's capsule. As soon as the capsule opened, Adam jumped back. He was obviously expecting Chase to just wake up and jump out to attack. But Chase didn't move a muscle. Adam then stands up and picks up Chase.
"Adam, he's not going to wake up right now." I said. Adam was still cautious.
"You may never know! It could be a surprise attack!" We all went back upstairs and opened Chase's door. Adam put him on his bed and then backed away quickly.
"There. Now you're more comfortable." I said to Chase. I know he can't hear me, but I wanted to let him know I was there. Dad and Adam leave and I hold Chase's hand.
"You know, before we knew you were evil, you told me all about the universe. You really are a smart guy." His head had a wrapped bandage, but now it's off. He looked so peaceful.
"I actually miss your homework talk. Even if it was fake, I loved hearing it." The feelings just came up from inside me.
"Please wake up Chase. We truly are sorry for what we did. We're trying to be better people." I start sobbing again.
"I remember when we first met. It was like seeing light for the first time." He didn't do anything. No movement.
"I was in a dark place because after being put up for adoption, I thought that no one wanted me. I thought I wasn't good enough for anybody." He really did look so peaceful. Like there was no more pain or anger.
"But, you got me out of that dark place. Even if it was an act, you made me feel loved and wanted." I kissed his cheek.
"You treated me so well before everything. A part of you deep down had to at least have felt something for me, right?" I want to keep that. If I believe it, then I'll feel a lot better. Again, no answer. I really can't stand to see him like this.
"I love you Chase Davenport! I should've screamed it out loud a long time ago!" For a split second I thought he moved, but he didn't. I started sobbing once more.
"Please Chasey, wake up." The door opened and Douglas came in.
"Why don't you head downstairs for dinner, I'll check on him here? Make sure that his bionics are okay." I didn't want to leave him, but I knew I had to eat. I stand up and kiss Chase's forehead.
"I hope you can forgive me one day." I sigh and start to leave the room. What will I do without him?
I was in shock. Bree loves me? My subconscious showed me more, and I was starting to feel something.
"Yes, she loves you Chase. So much." I turn around not facing him.
"But if she truly loved me, then why didn't she stop anyone from hurting me? Why did she laugh along with them?!" I did feel something for Bree. I still do. Even killing her was hard. I felt something of sadness, but I pushed it down.
"You know how people are. They sometimes don't like to show they like someone. They cover it up." I've been beaten physically,mentally, and emotionally. I'm tired now.
"Let me ask you: Did you ever love her?" I look at him and nod.
"Yes. I loved her a lot. But, she betrayed me by not being on my side." He sighs.
"That could be it, but what's the real reason?" It's like I can't lie, and I blurted out the truth.
"I was afraid she wouldn't like me. All those years of being evil, I still had a big crush on Bree. Maybe thinking she could change me. But, it never happened, so I assumed she didn't love me and just continued to hurt her." I was able to finish.
"You secretly wanted her to change you? Like, to make you good again?" I nod. Then, I get pissed off.
"Why are you asking so many damn fucking questions anyway?!" He smiles.
"Back to anger now, are we?" He puts his hand on my forehead and I feel a sharp pain.
"That's all you ever felt. You think you're powerful, but on the inside you're just a sad little boy who is lonely and doesn't have any friends!" I growled. But, I couldn't move. He was keeping me in place.
"What… are you trying to… accomplish here?" He moves his hand and I pant.
"I'm trying to get you to wake up and realize that you are loved!" The way Bree kissed my cheek, I could feel it inside here. I touch my cheek.
"No one loves me!" He smiles a sad smile.
"No one? Bree does. Donald does and so does Douglas. They just have a lousy way of showing it." Why do I feel something happening inside me?
"Why do I feel… something? Like, a happy feeling?" Not the kind where I satisfyingly kill someone, but a real happy feeling.
"You're starting to love her again. You're feeling." I was shocked.
"No. I can't… be weak!" But the way Bree said how I made her feel better, and meeting me and seeing light, made me want to cry. I've always loved Bree, but I pushed that thought aside. I needed to carry out my plan.
"Loving someone isn't weak Chase. It's actually stronger than pain, rage, and anything." Is that true? I've never known anything about love. I've spent my whole life pretty much feeling unloved.
"Will loving hurt me?" I then sit down and he sits next to me and sighs.
"It can hurt if it ends. But, you can make it last forever, and trust that the people who care for you will be there to help you." But if I return, won't everyone hate me? They're much better off just leaving me here.
"I should just stay here. Everyone would be much happier." he touched my shoulder, then all of the things I did came rushing back. The images of Adam,Bree, Leo, Donald, and Douglas's face when I hurt them and killed them. I tortured them, and used my bionics. All of these feelings came to me and I gasped for air.
"Why did you do that?" He looks at me.
"To show what you did, and how you can fix it." Then I looked at my hands and for a split second, they were covered in blood.
"There's nothing that can fix it." I just stay on the floor and put my head down on my knees.
"Yes, there is." I look up and my other self bends down.
"You can wake up and start over." I shook my head. This isn't really Hell, but it feels like it.
"There's nothing left for me out there. Just take me to Hell, and get it over with." He scoffs.
"You're not dead Chase, you're just in a coma. So, you can't go to Hell." I sigh and think about everything that happened. I'm trying my best to remember what they did, but I can actually feel. It's conflicting with me. I'm still upset and pissed off, yes, but I am starting to see things in a new light and I don't know what to do about it.
"I'm conflicted. I don't know what to do." Should I stay here? Or go back? Back to where I hurt my family and tried to take over the world?
"Think about it Chase. Do you still want to be alone? Or do you want to start over with your family?" I can't decide right now. I then start to fall asleep.
"I'm tired. I'm gonna sleep now." I then start to relax and feel my eyes close. But, I keep thinking about the choice I have. He's allowing me to go back, but I feel like I don't deserve to go back. Still, these feelings are killing me. I don't want to be weak again. But, why does it feel good to actually feel something?
"Fine. We'll talk about this later." I sigh and rest my head. I tried to get through to Leo somehow, but it didn't work. So, now I have no idea what to do. I'm stuck in this abyss in my head, and I don't know if I should go back. I'm conflicted. Whatever happens, I hope it's the right choice. It'll be my choice.
Thanks for reading! Sorry for taking so long! So, what did you think? Chase is starting to feel again! Bree finally reveals how she's felt this whole time and Chase heard it! Everyone is still haunted by what Chase did. What will happen next? Stay tuned! Only one more chapter to this story, then it'll be the end! For the surprise, there will be a sequel to this story! So, don't be sad when it ends. Because there will be more! Thanks for reading! Bye!