A click, it all started with the simple click of a button. Then a voice.
"Date: January 17th, 2010, two days after the outbreak. Hello, if you are listening to this recording then you I must advise you to not get rid of it. I feel that since it is inevitable that I will die for the sins I have created, someone must carry on my mission. I can only hope that whoever is listening to this understands that I never meant to hurt anyone, none of us did we were just simple scientists doing our jobs. It isn't our fault" At that last sentence the man's voice wavers slightly. He takes a brief pause then continues. "...Who am I kidding? Heh, it was all our fault. We knew exactly what we were doing, and we knew that it was horribly wrong, but what did we care."
"Truthfully, I nor anyone else seemed to care about the implication of our actions, some of us even knew deep down that it wasn't right, but we ignored that feeling. It was all for the sake of science we would tell ourselves, all that sacrifice was for knowledge. Now it seems like such a trivial thing, what is the point of knowledge if there is not a single person left on earth to use it. I tried to think what went wrong, why everything fell apart. That is where my mission began, I needed to know why, finding out this knowledge has consumed me.
"Once I tried to leave, but I couldn't do it, I was weak and I still am. Because of my actions millions, no that is too small, billions are going to die if they are not already dead. What we did was awful...no it wasn't awful it was beautiful. What we did was something that was simply amazing, we were learning things that none of us thought was possible, but it was what unleashed on the world. Why did this happen?" There was sobbing, the man was not just crying; he was bawling. All that could be heard was "Why did she have to go" he continued to mutter this phrase for a few minutes in the recording. Eventually he started up again. "I am not a saint, I barely qualify as human anymore after what I have done, but I need your help. You found this recording, so that means you have some basic survival skills, but I can give you more. You will find in my recordings that I detailed everything about these...creatures. Listen to them and learn, do not lose these recordings for they may be my last earthly messages and your only hope. I'm sorry for all the pain I have caused you, but it is possible to save them. All you have to do is trust me." He pauses. "Now first I need you to find a piece of paper title 'Seven' that should tell you where the rest of the research is. Before I forget, my name's Marcus. Simply Marcus." End recording.