Chapter 28

Franz

This kids know it. I’m sure they do. When Friedrich Hermann, my former science assistant, sent the files away, I tracked it and found it was on one of their devices.

Soon I will have the structure for the formula and Hannah will once again be alive. And the world will be taught a lesson. I don’t want to harm anyone. But I have to attack them. At least I didn’t kill them. I gave an order not to kill. If they killed, then it was not my problem. 

I was ready to ask the kid some questions . I strode down the long corridors of  Das Monströs Flugzeug ” and into a small room with a one-way window. I could see the kid through the one-way window. 

I inspected him, but he didn’t know I was there. I pressed a small button on a control panel and spoke into a speaker. 

“Hi, there,” I said. The kid just looked around trying to see where the voice had come from. 

“What’s your name kid?” I asked. 

“Finn,” he answered nervously. 

“Finn, I really don’t want to hurt you,” I continued. 

“Yeah, right,” the kid said, cursing at me. 

“Just tell me where the files are and I will end this, now,” I commanded. 

“I don’t know,” the kid replied. 

“I know one of you do have what I want.”  

“If so, then they haven’t told me,” Finn replied. I thought about this for a second. 

“I know he has it,” came a voice from over the intercom. 

“If he doesn’t tell you, make him feel pain!” Klaus Stefan, my most trusted assistant, said, frightening Finn. I hesitated. I didn’t want to hurt someone. There had already been too much killing. I don’t want to turn out to be like my great grandfather. 

“No,” I told Klaus over the intercom. 

“What do you think you’re doing?” Klaus asked. 

“This is the only way to get your family back.” 

“But what if he’s innocent, Klaus?” I told him. 

“He’s not,” Klaus Stefan replied. I eventually decided to listen to him. I signaled for my guards to put a pair of cuffs on him. The cuffs had a small device that can send a painful jolt through the victim’s body that will last until shut off. It won’t kill him. The only way to stop the pain is to turn off the cuffs. Once the cuffs were situated on young Finn, I stepped into the room. 

“Now, I will talk to you personally,” I told Finn. 

“What are these?” he asked. 

I sighed. For some reason, I felt no remorse. 

“Your punishment,” I replied eventually. 

“What is it with you and that serum?” the kid, Finn, asked me. 

“Some secret weapon to wipe out the world?” I just chuckled. 

“Why, do you think I’m the villain?” I asked. 

For some weird reason, Finn laughed hysterically, 

“Are you kidding? You fat bi—.” 

“I’m not the bad guy!” I yelled at him, “I’m just desperate.”

“Desperate for what? Killing people?” I grimaced. This was something that really got me. 

“For what everyone took away from me!” I yelled at him. Finn flinched. That’s when I noticed why he thought I was the villain. I knew I shouldn’t lose my temper too easily.

“An American killed my wife and family,”  I explained more calmly. 

“You’re absurd! You killed my family and my friends’ families!” he said, 

“You have done much worse than what that ‘one’ person did to you. Not all of us are like him. Do you think your family would’ve wanted this?” Finn asked me. I decided not to answer that question. 

“I haven’t killed your family,” I said very, very softly. 

“In fact, I haven’t killed many people. All have just been affected by my experiment. I can bring them back to you once I get the files,” I said. 

“I bet that’s what you say to your dead wife everyday!” Finn spat at me. It really hurt me when he said that.

“What does that serum even do to bring your family back to life? Does it raise the dead or something?” Finn asked mockingly. I tried not to lose my temper. 

“Actually, yes.” I answered. Every time I tried to say something to Finn, I thought of Hannah, my beloved wife.