-Motor City, outside Dr. Abel's House, early morning-
Dressed in her casual outfit with blue backpack and carrying Shining Light in its holster on her right side, Lucia approached the front door of Dr. Abel's house. Dr. Howard Abel, the doctor she had met a few weeks ago and whose mugging she stopped before it could escalate into full-blown assault, had called her here to help test the project. Weeks ago he had wanted her to help him test it before he had forgotten the passcode to the door behind which the project was stored and he was forced to postpone the test. Now he had remembered it and had invited Lucia back to do what he wanted to do weeks ago.
Lucia took off her backpack, pulled her iLac out, and slung the backpack around her left shoulder before starting to thumb through the Contacts list until she found the number that Dr. Abel had called her on. She found it and tapped it, then tapped the green phone icon to make the call. The iLac rang for several seconds before Dr. Abel answered.
" Dr. Abel inquired.
"Dr. Abel, this is Lucia Winchester. You called for me to help with a project of yours and I'm standing outside your front door.
" Lucia informed him.
"Oh, splendid! I'll be there shortly to let you in!
" He said before hanging up immediately. Lucia waited outside the door and looked for that gang she had stopped from mugging the doctor. They had vowed revenge against her and while Lucia was not terribly worried about it because she had done the right thing in stopping their criminal behavior, she was concerned. She did not know how many people were in the gang and how many members the gang could muster to go after her.
About three minutes later the front door opened and Dr. Abel stood on the other side.
"Hello Miss Winchester!
" Dr. Abel warmly greeted her.
"Hello Dr. Abel.
" Lucia greeted him in return.
"Please, do come in! I've finally remembered the passcode to the gate and I'm ready to begin the test I had hired you for weeks ago!
" Dr. Abel informed her before stepping back. Lucia walked into the house and the door was shut and locked behind her. She could not wait to see what Dr. Abel's project was.
-In the garage, seven minutes later-
Dr. Abel led Lucia into the garage and past the vehicles that were still sitting where they had been left last time. Lucia watched the doctor slowly walk over to the keypad and steady his hands before typing the code into the keypad. It flashed green and the heavy metal shutter rolled upward to reveal a person in a gray and red outfit holding an oval white shield standing on the other side. The person wore a helmet with dark lenses that obscured the upper half of their face and a yellow scarf was tied around their neck. The doctor turned his head and smiled at Lucia.
"This is the project I told you about, Miss Winchester. He's not awake yet, but he will be soon. I'll wake him up now.
" Dr. Abel said to Lucia. Lucia wondered if the person was part of the project or if he was
the project. Lucia kept quiet and watched the doctor walk over to the person with the aid of his cane, stop just in front of him, and speak to him.
"Will. Will, can you hear me?
" Dr. Abel asked the person. The person looked at the doctor and spoke.
"Hello Doctor Abel. It's been awhile since we've last spoken. It's been about seven months, give or take a day.
" The person said to the doctor. Dr. Abel smiled.
"That it has, Will. You've been a project that was a little over ten years in the making. Now you're ready for your final test.
" Dr. Abel told the person. The elderly man then looked at Lucia and spoke.
"Lucia, I'd like for you to meet Will. He's the project I told you about... and the closest thing to a son I have.
" Dr. Abel informed her with a tone of paternal pride. Lucia blinked. What did he mean that Will was a project of his?
- Will's Appearance:
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