As one of the Ellium operatives reached out to a nearby workstation, the glass from the monitor exploded, shocking the room from their collective trance. Chris stood in front with his sidearm drawn. “Destroy it all. Everything. Wipe the files and then burn the lab.”

A chill ran down Chris’s spine. Even if they were successful in preventing the release of this horror, who would be there to contain the next one? Chris had hoped to prevent the further splintering of the Ellium, but by now it had become inevitable. He believed that he could seek a return to the group’s original purpose, going back to when they still went by the name Templars.