Enhanced Talent Academies. That was what they were known as. Schools that catered only to the exceptional geniuses of the world. They were symbols of the world's hope, built with one goal in mind: to preserve the future. And by focusing on enhancing extraordinary talents displayed by the youth population, they would hopefully breed a new super-generation. One that would set the world free of despair, and send it spiralling into hope. That was the dream shared by the people behind this.
But, they failed to take into account that as always, the slightest traces of despair were interlaced with the rays of hope. By the time the founders of the academy realised this, it would be too late to do anything about it. The students had already been enrolled, and the semester was due to begin in a matter of days. But despair had seeped into the walls of the academies, and none of the students were aware of the suffering that would follow.
One academy in particular, known as Sun's Joy Academy, would experience despair at its worst.
The staff had all been murdered weeks ago. The remnants of the massacre had long been cleaned up. Adjustments had been made to the campus, situated on a remote island in the Pacific. It was ready to accommodate this new school life the students would be experiencing.
But the academy was not desolate; no, there remained one figure within the doors, sitting at a desk, staring over several surveillance screens. They shifted in their seat, and began to laugh as they stared at a file on the desk.
Sun's Joy Academy
Melissa Arthurs – Enhanced Talent Level Novelist
Andrew Cyrus – Enhanced Talent Level Racer
Chelsea Dennis – Enhanced Talent Level Ballerina
Naomi Fenne – Enhanced Talent Level Skater
Charlotte 'Charlie' Grath – Enhanced Talent Level Gardener
Nina Harrison – Enhanced Talent Level Video Game Designer
Shauna Kerzenna – Enhanced Talent Level Toy Maker
Joel Miller – Enhanced Talent Level Lifeguard
Dirk Parker – Enhanced Talent Level Hacker
Ben Raiser – Enhanced Talent Level Abstract Artist
Mark Sanders – Enhanced Talent Level Reporter
John Smith – Enhanced Talent Level Empathic
Marian Tanner – Enhanced Talent Level Lawyer
Wyatt Temple – Enhanced Talent Level Fashion Designer
Ella Walker – Enhanced Talent Level Sound Engineer
Carlos Woods – Enhanced Talent Level Blogger
These were the sixteen names of those who would carry the hopes of the future on their backs. And whilst they were a cut above the rest of society, none of them would come to the academy prepared for what faced them.
It was despair in its purest form.