Jake and Alice are shocked by Dr. Zane’s words. They wonder how he knew they were coming, and what he has planned for them. They don’t have time to think, as they hear footsteps and shouts coming from the shaft. They realize they have been detected by the security, and surrounded.
They fire their guns at Dr. Zane, hoping to kill him before he can do anything else. However, their bullets don’t affect him. He smiles and laughs as if he is enjoying the show.
“You fools,” he says. “You can’t hurt me. I’m immune to your weapons. I’m immune to everything.”
He stands up and walks towards them. He reveals that he is wearing a metal suit under his coat. He also shows them a device on his wrist.
“This is the source of my power,” he says. “This is the Reaper.”
He explains that the Reaper is not just a virus, but a nanotechnology that can manipulate matter and energy at the molecular level. He says he created it to achieve his ultimate goal: to become a god.
“I’ve been experimenting on myself for years,” he says. “I’ve enhanced my body and mind with the Reaper. I’ve gained abilities that you can’t even imagine. I can control the infected, I can create new life forms, I can alter reality itself.”
He says he unleashed the Reaper on the world to test its limits and eliminate anyone who could oppose him. He has been watching and studying the survivors, looking for potential candidates to join him in his new world order.
“That’s why I sent you the tracker,” he says. “I wanted you to come here. I wanted to see if you have what it takes to be my disciples.”
He has been impressed by their skills and determination, and he is willing to offer them a chance to join him. He says he can give them the Reaper, and make them like him.
“All you have to do is swear loyalty to me,” he says. “And I will grant you immortality and power beyond your wildest dreams.”
He extends his hand towards them, inviting them to take it.
“What do you say?” he asks.
Jake and Alice look at each other, unsure of what to do. They are tempted by Dr. Zane’s offer, but they also remember what he has done to the world and their loved ones. They wonder if they can trust him, or if he has a hidden agenda.
They have to choose: to accept or reject Dr. Zane’s offer.
To be continued…