"What!? Where am I!?" She had woken with quite a start, after she had passed out we had carried her back to our 'Base Of Operations' as we call it, but it's basically just the city ruins, one of the more stable buildings.
"Ma'am, everything is alright, you're safe and so are we." I was about to start to explain her situation and where we were, Angelica had interrupted me.
"Well so basically, we found you at the safe house and we talked for a bit and then we found out that you were Mary's older sister and then you came outside and the radiation knocked you out like that-" At this point she had started to slur her words as she had continued to explain everything, I'm pretty sure she's also happy to have someone different to talk to as well. "-And so basically you're in a giant ruined city building that's probably about to crumble-"
"Okay! Angel! I think she gets it now!" I had interrupted her, sure the building was far from stable, but she doesn't need to know that right now, we don't need her worried.
"Okay, okay!" I was surprised after saying that she didn't continue.
"Okay I think I understand what's going on here, Anyway, the name's Ruby." She exclaimed, now at least we know her name.
"Okay, so that's ruby right? Like the gemstone right?" Gracie had questioned.
"No, no. You see, It's spelled R-U-E-B-Y."
"Oh, I see."
"Wait a second," Jason had asked, "Isn't that how you spell ruby, like the gemstone?" At that, we had all burst into laughter, and Mary then walked over to Jason while giggling, she had sat him down and explained how they were different. Afterwords, Jason then had an eppifany about why he had been failing gemology, but we all new it was because of something else.
We had proceeded to tell her that Mary had Identified her as her bigger sister, but said she thought that she was dead, or eating people.
"Well? Care to explain all of that, like how you survived and stuff?" Gracie had asked her.
"I was expecting that question pretty soon, anyways you guys remember when they started separating families right?"
"Yeah-" I said, "That's when we were paired together, I was pretty sure that they had just killed you all."
"Same here, but the thing was that instead of that, they had moved us to a different safe house, a better one in fact. I guess they were trying to kill off those that they thought would be weak or frail to this situation-"
"That's horrible! How could they do that to us!?" Angelica had exclaimed.
"Well Angel, they did refuse to give food to the children after a while, so what did you expect? More from them?"
"Well no, but maybe-"
"Okay, Okay. On with the story then."
"Thanks, Um, I'm sorry! I had given you my name, but I hadn't gotten yours!"
"No, no! It's fine. My name is Jace."
"But wait-" Angelica had started, she had obviously caught that I hadn't given my real name.
"Angelica! Please! Let her continue!"
"No buts! Please Rueby, continue." Angelica had, in response to me, slumped onto the ruined couch that we had found.
"Um, well okay, anyways after we had been separated we had been informed that the other group was infected with a virus of some sort, and that they needed to be closed off from us healthy people. Soon people began disappearing, with a spreading rumor of a cannibalism tribe, that had escalated to a hierarchy. Many people joined them, and many people were eaten, soon we were moved back to the old shelter, where they gave us disgusting food and other assortments, must have been as soon as you left."
"Well, I was expecting something like that, well there is definitely radiation out here, but it instantly changes the body to withstand it, and modifies us in any way it can upon impact with living tissue. As well as that there are farm animals still, just mutated and probably more gross to anyone who's had good food in the last months, but it's still food."
"Well, that doesn't seem so bad."
"No, not really. The only bad part is being exposed to the radiation, that's painful if you're awake for it." Gracie had stated to Ruby.
"Yeah, that is the bad part. So, does it actually change us more than that, or does it do more?"
"Yeah, I was waiting for that question. Yes, It did change us more than that, Mary seems to be gaining more intelligence more rapidly than and average child at her age should be normally, whether she's special or not. I know for a fact I have changes to my genetic code as well, but so far that's it."
"Yeah!" Angelica screamed, "It's really cool how Jace can heal someone!" That's good, she caught on why I didn't want to reveal my real name. Even though she's Mary's sister, I still feel like a shouldn't trust her, so i will continue not doing so. I have a feeling she's leaving something out, so, I shall as well.