Nicko managed to get six whole problems done. He decided to go to bed early. Again. He wondered why, honestly. Why could he fall asleep so easily, as if he was going to have a nice deep sleep, and then have wake up a second later feeling like he hadn't gotten any at all?
Xena and Astrid approached the house quietly. It looked as if some lights in the house were on, but there was no movement inside. Astrid stepped forward and opened the front door. It seemed odd, that it hadn't been locked. She moved inside quickly, Xena following close behind. They both made their way upstairs, making sure not to wake any sleeping residents. Once outside of the subjects, Xena pulled out the syringe she had taken from the lab. The clear liquid sloshed around as Xena approached him. It looked as if he was already in a deep sleep; which was good for them.
Xena pushed the syringe into his forearm and pushed the medicine inside. This would help his brain become more active, even though he was asleep. Astrid's breath hitched in her throat for a moment, and then she deeply exhaled. Xena looked at her watch and pressed a few buttons, teleporting them to the lab. "So, I'm going to run some tests on him. See if anything will effect him through-out the day tomorrow. You should go home and rest. You have a long day tomorrow." Astrid nodded, and left the lab, heading home.
Xena turned around, and tested his muscle reactions. They were a bit slow, but that was to be expected. She had been testing him for a couple of days now. He was bound to be tired. She drew a couple of blood samples and put them in a refrigerator labled: "Biohazard". Hopefully, she would only need him one more night, and then her problems would be solved. If not; her and the company might have to take this project to another level. Xena ran some tests psychological tests with some innovative technology. When he would awake, the only thing he would remember would be her voice. But hopefully; he would forget. Soon, Xena was finished and she brought him back to his home. Dawn would soon be upon them and she had to prepare Astrid for the field.
Weston slapped the alarm clock off his side table. The alarm didn't turn off. He turned it off with his foot and picked it up off the floor. He still felt like he had gotten 0 sleep. He looked at his pile of homework he had to do. He knew he wouldn't be able to get that done today, especially with how he was feeling.
Before she knew it, Xena was back at her parents place knocking on the front door. Astrid answered with a giddy smile and closed the door behind her. "So, what's the plan?" Astrid said excitedly. Xena looked at her for a moment and paused. "Humans have this thing they call school. It's where they go to learn. I am going to pose as your parent and sign you up for school. These are for you." Xena handed Astrid seven bottles filled a brown liquid. "These will change your appearance to make you fit in. Drink one as soon as we leave and you'll look like I did last night."
Nicko got ready for the day, ate breakfast, then somehow managed to cram everything into his backpack. He was probably going to break his back from all this.
He drove to school. While he was doing that, he searched his memory of the night before. All he remembered was that he fell asleep and woke up a second later.
No, he remembered something else. A voice. He couldn't make anything out of it, all he heard was the tone of the voice. Nicko shook his head. He had to be going crazy.
As Xena walked with Astrid to their destination; she handed her younger sister a bag. It had all of the necessary utensils for her to fit in at school. Astrid grabbed the bag and quickly flung it over her shoulder. The bag was a simple black one. Nothing special or out of the ordinary about it. Xena stood still and looked at her watch. They had arrived. "Alright, down one of those bottles and we'll be off." Astrid nodded and downed one of the brown bottles. Almost instantly she began to transform.
Her body shrank to human height, with was shorter that her normal seven foot-two stature. Astrid felt everything in her body minimize, but suprisingly she didn't feel a thing. Xena smiled as she took jer sisters hand, and teleported them in front of the school house. "Ready?" Xena asked her younger sibling. Astrid nodded her head, and gripped her older sisters hand tightly. This was going to be one interesting experience.
Nicko was coming into the parking lot when he blinked in surprise. Did those two people just appear out of nowhere? He shook his head. He had to be imagining it. There was no way anyone could do that. He parked his car and made his way inside the school.