My name is [[Sydney Sage]]. I am 19 years old. I have been working with [[Special Crime Division]] (SCD) ever since I turned 13. My Father is a well known man in our group which led him to train all 3 of his daughters. Our biggest enemy is [[Green Inc]]. We are a very spuerstitious company and disappointing our elders is is a crime. Which is what I had done by falling in love.
[[Chapter 1]] The hot water runs downs my face as I soak in everything that happened in the past 15 minutes. Too long I was in confinement, alone with no showers or light. Just the sound of people telling me to admit my mistake so we can move on. After what felt like months, I accepted my sin and was brought to a different area of the building. A woman named [[Silvia]] had brought me to what seems like a communal showers. "10 minutes until water turns off" she warns
Now here I am, washing my limp black hair well whatever was left of it. It reminded me of the longs baths I took when I was in Sacramento. Lost in my day dream, I didn't realise the water had turned off
[[get out]]Not wanting to make a big fuss, I quickly get changed into the grey scrubs provided. I attempt to dry my hair knowing I would not have time too. Silvia meets me at the door. "Enjoy that?" she asks. I nod. She turns around and I see a bug sitting on the nape of her neck.I try avoid laughing, knowing I will get into trouble. I ignore it and walk next to her. She turns to me with a smile "Would you like a tour now or would you like to rest in your room before art class?"
[[Room]] "This is the cafeteria, All of you will be supervised by our cook, [[Bradley]] and [[Shannon]], your art teacher" "You had mentioned that earlier" "Oh Yes, we also have wide range of other classes. We find it to be very therapeutic." She brings me to a seperate room and I see easels sets up in lines with a vary of weird plants pots, that seemed suspicious, on the front desk. "And this is your art room and will provide the space for other classes/activities. Your first class is today but it is optional." I nod. "Any questions?" she asks
[[Ask about the plants]]
"What are those plants? Don't they get any sunlight?" I ask "Yes, These plants are very special. We use the leaves for herbal treatments. They originate from Cuba and are perfect for Dea..." she stops abruptly "This weather" I knew that revealing our location was going to get her and me in trouble. I've heard the stories, you get in trouble and go into [[purging]]. I instead offer her to take me to my [[Room]]
I open the front cover and see a name: Rose Hathaway. That name seems familiar. I get up and look outside the little window on my door to see if anyone was coming this way. I sit back and open up to the first page:
It's been 5 days out of confinement. I don't know what day or month it is. I was sent to Santa Monica for an assignment and befriended a supernatural. My little sister, who was sent with me, immediatly reported me, hoping to impress the elders. The supervisors think it's important for us to journal our daily emotions. Everyone's really big on privacy so I'm not worried about people finding things in here. To whoever finds this next, there are people who will help you out. Whatever you may have done to get in here, You will be fine.
As I put my book back, a girl around my age walks in "My names Emma. Silvia had asked me to walk you to [[art]] if you wanted or I could come back for you before [[dinner]] ?. I can't inavde someone's privacy like that. What if the owner is still here? Not likely but it seems rude. I put the diary back into the hatch and close it, trying to make as little noise as possible. Not having anything to do, I scan the room, looking for signs of another human. I see an air vent, small but large enough for someone to climb thorugh.
As I put my book back, a girl around my age walks in "My names Emma. Silvia had asked me to walk you to [[art]] if you wanted or I could come back for you before [[dinner]] ?. Special Crime Division is a company that specializes in super natural crime. Unlike the FBI and the Police, SCD is a private company run by people not the government. They help super natural sightings and protect humans from anything out there. Joining SCD is a big privilege. Usually agents train their children to follow there footsteps. You will be home-schooled and will learn new techniques like fighting, chemicals etc. For Sydney, Her father had trained her and her older sister Becca. Now it was time for Zoe to join. Green Inc. is the rival company of Special Crime Division. Unlike SCD, It is run by a woman in her 40s rather than a group. Mililicent Harvey. The most spiteful women in all of the northern hemisphere. Millicent Harvey always aims for the best, she will destroy anything and everything that will come in her way of victory including SCD. Green Inc. specializes in the same crime as SCD however they are taught to be friends with the supernatural and to be friendly with them. They even work with them. It's a strong belief with us to not be friendly and to keep everything formal. That is where Sydney met her the love of her life.Silvia leads me down a corridor with doors down both ends. We stop at door 5. "This is your room. Your roommate [[Emma]] is probably with the others. I will make sure to have her bring you with her to art or down for dinner" and with that she leaves me to settle in. It wasn't much but a lot more than in Confinement. A bed was provided with a pillow and several blankets.The same thing on the other wall. A small bookshelve sat on the back wall while 2 small drawers on either side. I step towards my bed but a hollow noise catches my attention. I reach down to the floorboards and open a secret hiding spot underneath it. In it is a worn out book.
[[Put it back]]
Dincan Wilde. Duncan has been in this facility for 2 years. He has learnt to get along with everyone and not get into trouble. When he had first arrived, Duncan meet a lovely girl, Chantelle. He bacame too friendly with her and she was taken away. No body knows where she is. His parents are famous among the agency. They would be ashamed if Duuncan ever came home. That's why he's been here for so long.Silvia Thompson is a mid to late 40 year old woman with black hair always wrapped in a tight bun. She has been in this agency for over 30 years. Rumours have it that she too was in this facility for her crimes. Ever since then, she's been out to set her reputation straight. Silvia takes no nonsense. She wants order among everything. She is not afraid to call you out.Bradley Cooper is the chef. He is a man in his early 30s with brown hair. Bradley, like every other spy in SCD, is very superstitious. He has a degree from Harvard on culinary. His foods are always delicious. Bradley treats people based on their reputation. He doesn't say much but when he does it's not always the nicest thing.Shannon Criss. Shannon is the teacher here at the facility. She is in her mid 30s with silver hair cropped short. She supervises art class and other classes like yoga. You can see her constantly chewing gum at any time of the day. Unlike Silvia, Shannon has been here for a liitle over a year. She knows nothing about art yet continuously chooses to teach it.Emma is a hard working detainee at the facility. Coming from a family of no spies, Emma wants to make them proud. She made one mistake by being friends with Green Inc. which landed her here. She strives for excellence so she can get out of here quicker. Emma respects everyone but knows when to keep to herself.Purging is a harsh form of punishment. You get taken to a room, strapped to the seats and tortured till they forgive you. A mixture of vervain and other herbs are injection into your bloodstream to keep you safe from supernatural. The positive part of purging is that you can have your favourite meal or drink for lunch/dinner.I grab a tray and walk towards a crowded table but my mind changes when two girls start giggling. I turn and sit at the table farthest from everyone else. I sit quietly, trying to eat my dinner. A bell catches our attention reminding us that dinner was over. We formed two lines and walked out to the library. I looked at the room confusingly "We come here every night to pick out a book. You return to your rooms if you have a book to read" a small redhead explained. I smile at her. Emma heads back towards our room so I grab the nearest book and follow her. I make myself comfy and turn to the first page to a poetry book. "Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold " I continue reading when suddenly, the lights turn off and I hear a switch. I put my book down and notice Emma has gone to sleep. A wave of exhaustion hits me and I feel sleepy. But before I my head hits my pillow, a different smell fills up the room. Something like gas.I walk towards the table with Emma, ignoring the stares I recieve from her. "This is Sydney. She is my roommate' she introduces embarassingly. I sit down between her and a boy a little older than me. "My name is [[Duncan]]. he smiles. I start eating my dinner followed by an uncomfortable silence. A bell catches our attention reminding us that dinner was over. We formed two lines and walked out to a libray "We come here every night to pick out a book. You return to your rooms if you have a book to read" a small redhead explained. I smile at her. It wasn't your average library, with books in several languages and a variety of topics. This library is massive. Emma heads back towards our room so I grab the nearest book and follow her. I make myself comfy and turn to the first page to what was a poetry book. "Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold " I continue reading when the lights turn off and I hear a switch. I put my book down and notice Emma has gone to sleep. A wave of exhaustion hits me and I feel sleepy. But before I my head hits my pillow, a different smell fills up the room. Something like gas."Our art teacher is Shannon. She's our teacher for some other classes too. We have art 3 times a week" Emma explains. We walk into the same room Silvia had shown me earlier. A woman, who I assume is Shannon, points to an empty desk at the back of room. Two girls walk in and sit next to me. Both realising I was new, shifted their desks away from me." Sandra and Lily, your desks don't go there" Shannon scolds. Both girls shift their desk back but moves their chairs slightly away. Shannon explains to us about our work today which is a quick sketch of ourselves. I barely finish when the bell signals for dinner. I quietly follow everyone out towards the cafeteria "Go line up, get your food and sit down" Emma orders. I grab the food tray and wait around deciding where to sit
[[table with Emma]]
Emma walks out, reminding me she'll be back in an hour for dinner. As the door shuts and I hear her footsteps walk further away, I duck under my bed to grab the book I was reading earlier.
Art class is great. I love the projects Lisa gives us. She is kind and usually that is frowned upon as a teacher. Today in share circle time, Silvia had forced me share with everyone. As soon as I did, all those friends had become strangers once again. To whoever will read this, tread carefully. There are people here who can help you and there are people who can destroy you.
The door knob turns and I quickly throw the book back under the loose floorboard. Emma walks in and a sharp bell goes off, signaling dinner time. I quietly follow her out towards the cafeteria "Go line up, get your food and sit down" Emma orders. I grab the food tray and wait around deciding where to sit
[[table with Emma]]Sydney Sage is a 19 year old girl with blond hair. She has two sisters whom she is close with and a cat named Cicero. Her mother is a mechanic and her dad is a well known man in SCD. Sydney fell in love with a brooding agent from Green Inc, breaking the most important rule. Now it's her job to survive through rehabillitation.