Imagine a world, where nobody dies. A dreamworld? A nightmare? A fate worse than death? But is death the only thing that makes us human? Is it the only constant? If only the mind remains, is it still human?
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Originally, Melissa was a human. She was a little girl born to Jack Immlet and Miervaldis Washington the CEO's of General Electric, making her the wealthiest little girl in the country. However, Daddy Dearest always wanted more then he could have. Before his time as CEO of America's Power, he was a politician and a damned good one. It was his belief that America was being overrun with a general lack of care for their country. They were certainly the most powerful country in the world.. why not exercise that power, this national debt that they had could all be wiped away with a single keystroke and yet they wanted to use diplomacy and feelings. It was bullshit. The kind of bullshit that forced a country to look outwards when in it's borders it had some of the greatest weapons ever formed, Androids. After he retired from the Senate he took his goals over to GE where he could do much more with less watchful eyes. It was there that he had the idea to create a means to take over, if not the world then at least the country. This is where the idea for AMelissa was born.
Using his extensive connections and obscene amount of money he decided to groom his child for success, to create a dynasty. A globe expanding monarchy of victory... in the Immlet name. His wife and Unborn child went through numerous procedures and operations to be what Jack wanted. Gene Therapy to change how the child looked? Check. Genetic Mutation to improve the childs immune system and respiratory? Check. It was going to be flawless! She would buy out all of the major companies in America, from water to steel, to the car corporations to the fast food organizations. Everything would be under her thumb to the point where America would be renamed after her and although his wife shared with his enthusiasm for a better world her body could not keep up and she was forced to retire from this world.
Although Jack would NOT be swayed from his goal of domination, all the money he had invested in this would NOT go to waste due to something as foolish as death. So he turned to the worlds best scientists... there had to be a way to keep his child without his wife. He found a way, in something called the Xena Virus. The Virus enters, re-purposes and changes the cell. The new cell replicates with formerly dormant non-encoding regions active, causing drastic biological changes. After infection, the virus "plugs in" and activates the junk DNA in a target, causing biological changes that create (and recreate) a sentient mind inside the infected creature. It acts by affecting the protein encoding regions of the promoter introns in each cell. As a retrovirus, it contains both RNA and the reverse transcriptase enzyme, allowing it to insert its own genetic codes into living cells. It enters, re-purposes and changes the cell, replicating previously dormant non-coding segments of DNA. The virus grew to be a sentient being, that Jack dubbed Angel, used to replace his daughter. The 'daughter' was monitored closely by a team of psychics and guards to make sure it stayed in line however she never stepped out of line, she was raised as a regular little girl and she knew no better. She was happy and content being daddy's little special girl. To keep up appearances with her fathers corporation there were times where she was mentally conditioned to believe that her mother had been on vacation, testing her android body... despite her fathers human-centric ideology, hence the separation.
From a young age she was raised to be physically fit, despite what was planned for her. It was very good for appearances that she appear to be a strong human girl. She was strong and vicious, able to take on any comers of all shapes and sizes. While she never enjoyed hurting the other trainers she did enjoy making her father proud. He was proud of her, but he was more in love with the idea of her and how she could never fail him.
It was after she reached the acceptable age that he decided upon putting her through the process of human to android shift. It was a long and arduous process as her father would often get her fitted with something and then changed into other models due to a new model being released that would better serve her and his purposes.
He spent the next couple years of her life training and controlling the girl. From her 14th birthday she was being trained to fight and defend herself, to keep up her guard mentally and physically at all times so that no one could best her in the ring of honor. Without her android abilities she became a formidable opponent however she was just a brute, she needed more. Simultaneously her father had several tutors on the payroll to keep her knowledgeable. She was studying at a College Level by the time she was 15 and she did it all to keep her father happy. Due to her adverse body structure she never felt the pain of the training, nor the stress it all seemed like the daily routine for her. Her father, nearing the age of 60 at this time was forced to choose a successor as he was going to be retired in the next 10-15 years and of course he chose his daughter.
The little girl that he raised all by himself. It was from that point on that she was in the Media's eye as she was to be the next president of a Fortune 500 Company. She was a naturally gifted orator, never requiring much help there and her business plans were mostly plans of her fathers that she had been rehearsed and trained on. For her 16th birthday she was allowed a one year vacation to any place in the world and she chose Japan. She told her father that she wanted the trip to get a chance to understand the Nikkei index but in all honesty she just wanted to explore the beautiful country. She was a tourist in a different land and everything was peaceful. There she took up the art of swordplay, finding it to be a stress relieving thing compared to the rigorous combat exercises back in New York. It was also here that she took up Parkour and Sharking, the former because the locomotive presence just intrigued her and the latter because it seemed like fun.
Returning to America at the age of 18 she went through the final leg of her grooming where she was to become a prominent figure in board rooms and business meetings. She was given an allowance to spend on stock and her own living quarters and she was allowed to move away from her fathers home, although his watchful eye never left her. On her 18th birthday she was told that she could go to a college or a university of her choosing, for appearances sake. Attending NYU she graduated magna cum laude and was taken back home to her father 3 years later. He had vanished from the public eye, rumors of his humanity surfacing. She went through several extensive scans to prove her body's truth as an android.
After a year of scandals and what not, she took her place as head of GE, delegating the responsibilities to some subsidiaries however as she went into the service. A rich birdy told her that the military was the best decision for her life and so she enlisted, making her way up to the rank of Private First Class. Her father is still listed as missing, however every week her annual company paycheck seemed a little bit fatter than usual. Probably something lost in the data.
It was always cold, when your freedoms were wrongfully taken away. Locked in a cage for 24 hours a day, with a power dampening collar on and her room rigged with electricity she wasn't exactly the picture of the human condition. However she couldn't complain. Even as she rose from her crouched position in the corner, she stretched and tried not to bump her head on the wall. She was stuck in a 7 by 10 room with a bucket taking up half the floor space. Too small for her to lay down and just big enough so that when she was at full height she scraped her head on the ceiling. Walking over to the door of her cell, she pressed her ear against it and could hear the faintest sound of activity. It was hard being boxed up day in and day out, she felt like some kind of rat, too stupid to avoid Tom's advances. The walls were too thick for her to punch her way out and the field of electricity activated whenever she THOUGHT of going through the walls.
Leaning back against her favorite wall she began kicking the door as hard as she could. A slot opened up at the bottom of the door and a guard with a big gun looked through. "What is it, Spectre." She had grown used to such greetings from her loyal subjects. "You guys better let me out... I'd rather you let me out now then have to deal with the consequences.." She had obviously hit a weak spot as his first reaction was to release the safety on his gun. She just smiled, turned around and spanked herself for a few moments until the sounds of alarms rang through the building. The guard in surprise accidentally let off a shot, that passed through her body before being lodged in the wall. The sound of gunfire in a tiny sealed chamber was as irritating as nails on a chalkboard, the sound was more painful than the actual bullet. She fell back on her wall, slumping down and leaving a lovely blood stain, to brighten up the slate walls. The guard quickly undid the 6 seals on the door and came in to check on her as a cacophony rose throughout the medical hospital.
She moved surprisingly fast for a girl that had just been shot.. but it was probably the healing factor. She rolled under his slow hands and made her way to the guard outside. Sweeping to the right she took out his knee with a quick jab and grabbed his crumpling leg as he fell. Finding just enough space to spin around and throw him at the other guard, they both crashed into the wall. She pulled the keys off of the guards, undid her collar and slammed the door with a smile. "Gentlemen, it's been a very spiritual experience. We must do it again sometime." Flipping the bird to the guard she fell directly backwards and tombstone phased through the floor. Making her way down a few floors she found her way into the armory, where there was one soldier hiding in a corner. Phasing into his body she took a moment to get used to it before she made her way through the halls unloading rounds into everyone she saw. They were non-lethal of course... just cause she was up for having some fun doesn't mean she was a murderer.
She left the body as she made it to the main entrance and made a mad dash to the parking lot. She was leaving this place.. and she hoped to never see it again.
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Lovely app! There's just a few things that I have questions about. (:
First, why did Angel's mother die? An Android's body generally wouldn't die from housing a child, as the android bodies are much more durable and long-lasting than a human's. Also, because of this, I'm kind of iffy on the "Xena Virus." It's very farfetched to begin with (since it doesn't actually exist?). Also also, since an Android's body is long-lasting, I'm wondering why her father would retire at such a young age?
Second, Androidification isn't possible until the 15th birthday. A transfer done before that causes massive brain damage. (Though I could be reading this part wrong- just let me know!)
I'm also not sure what you mean by "rumors of his humanity surfacing." Were there rumors that her father supported the human race? I think he would have lost plenty of sponsors/stock would have gone down/etc if that were the case, since he was constantly in the public eye.
Last thing! She seems a bit... perfect. I don't see anything wrong with her life at all, she's practically a genius, she's rich, she's skilled in swordplay and parkour, and she's only 21. Again that seems just a little farfetched. Give her some flaws and maybe take out a couple of the perfections?
Sorry if this seems like a bit much, just fix these few things/ help clear them up for me and I can accept. (: