Caden sat with his back to the corner of the cage, his back feeling the cold of the metal where the hospital gown he was wearing didn't quite close. He had situated himself there not long after waking up, ten or fifteen minutes ago, once he had gotten his head on straight. It still felt like someone had stuck a golf ball, tee, and several other things inside his skull along with his brain, but the throbbing pain and panicked confusion had definitely died down, at least enough for him to be a bit embarrassed about some of his backside being revealed.
The first thing he had noticed when he woke up, besides the sheer pain coursing through his body, was the coldness and hardness around him. Then the light, or lack thereof, as the large dark room was lit almost entirely by the too-bright computer screens across from the cages.
He wasn't the only one here, but as far as he could tell, he was the first to wake up. At least he hadn't initially heard all the murmurings from his apparent fellow prisoners (he was surprised when he noticed not all were human) that he was hearing now. There were people in lab coats, and people who looked like special ops wandering around first. He didn't like the look of the soldiers, or their guns. What, are they worried about us causing damage or something? We're all basically naked and stuck in cages.
God, it's going to be hard to not become a conspiracy theorist after this.... If there even is an "after this".
He didn't have the courage at all to speak up, ask one of the scientists (he assumed that's what they were; he noticed there was a slight gathering around 'his' computer once he had woken up) what they were doing with him or the others, where they were, what time or even what day it was. I was.... oh, what was I...? The last thing I remember is getting to the airport to leave for the conference....
Finally, a man walked in. Caden's heart plummeted when he heard the man proclaim that the scene before him was "Beautiful" as several other prisoner began stirring. He gave a short speech of congratulations to the scientists and soldiers there, then sat down at a desk. As people began waking, they started calling out for people they knew or demanding freedom. Also, not one, but two howls echoed through the chamber in quick succession, one of question and one of terror. (The sounds of clinking metal seemed to accompany the second, though Caden didn't really take note.) Caden's mouth stayed shut, both out of fear and out of not giving whoever these people were any leg up on him, at least any more so than they already had. Which was quite a lot, it seemed.
They didn't waste any time either, apparently. A moment or so later, two lab coats and three soldiers gathered around his cage. As a soldier fumbled with the, one of the scientists said "First to wake, first to get your check up. Come on," the order coming at the same time the door clicked open. Caden stumbled to his feet, headache getting slightly worse at the motion, as the three soldiers walked in to get him. They all had a gun in one hand, instead of having all their arms strapped in on the body somewhere. Each of his upper arms was grabbed roughly, and he felt something cold nudge him in the back. "Be good and you get your clothes back once the physical is over," the scientist said as he was led out of the cage.
((edit b/c I don't know if the physicals are supposed to be performed in separate rooms or in the cages))
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