These tests continued. And every day, there was that one girl who seemed to enjoy the tests. That girl must be crazy... Number 046 would think every time he saw her.
A year passed, and the boy reached 10 years of age.
On his tenth birthday, a scientist greeted Number 046 with 'exciting news.' "Number 046, exciting news! According to our records, you are now 10 years old! And this means you will be able to participate in the testing of drugs!" The scientist announced.
The boy wasn't happy with the 'exciting news.'
The scientist escorted him to a different room, labeled 'Drug Tests.' Inside there were many people testing different drugs. There were even more subjects than in the 'Testing Room.' "How many people do you keep here?" Number 046 asked.
The scientist shrugged. "I'd say around 100." He answered.
The young boy was slightly startled. "That's a lot of people..."
The scientist snorted a bit. "You think that's a lot? Before, this place was quite full of subjects. They slowly died off when we started fights..."
Now the boy was scared. "F-fights..?"
"Yep. Don't worry, subjects only participate in fights to the death at 14."
That didn't make Number 046 feel better.