It wasn’t before later, when the drug became less risky, that more started doing it. There had been several causes of permanent damage to the body, serious illness or even death. Everyone said it was safer now, though. There were fewer deaths and illnesses caused by the drug, and that were why the number of humans using the drugs had increased so much the last few months. Now, of course there were various qualities of the drug. The cheaper the drug, the greater the risk one took of becoming ill. The older and cheaper drugs were the ones most commonly used, since only the richest people could afford the best kind of drugs.
Casper was a man of maybe 26 years. His hair had a dark blonde, almost brown colour, and his eyes were brown. There was really nothing very special about him. He dressed normally, talked normally, and had a quite normal life from his point of view. He was one of many who’d thought this to be a good time to try out the new drug. He hadn’t bought a very expensive one. Sure, he’d saved up some money for buying it, but not a lot. The reason to why he’d bought the drug was to protect himself, but also to just try it out. There weren’t many guns out on the streets anymore. Everyone relied on the supernatural power granted by the drug to keep them safe. There were ups and downs with the various superpowers, though. Some were really useful, and others were not. It all depended on luck, or maybe the genes of the user. If it was based on luck, Casper was himself as a very unlucky man.
Out of all the possible superpowers in the world, he had been granted the ability to go invisible. You couldn’t even call it invisible. He had close to no control of his powers, and when he tried to go invisible, you could still see him. It was a disappointing power to be given. He’d heard of people with the ability to create force fields, making fire and manipulating water. He wished he would’ve gotten one of those, but he became the invisible man. If you were to look at him while he was invisible, you would only see a smudge of colors from what was behind him. It could do in a room without any sort of variation, like a white, empty room for example, but what were the odds of being in such a room when you had to go invisible? The chance was a small one.
Casper knew what the clans did to the outsiders. The ones who weren’t part of a clan. He surely didn’t want to end up as them, so he decided to find a clan as soon as possible. Maybe he could learn how to control his powers if he joined a good clan. His powers could come in handy for eavesdropping and spying after all.
This was why he was on his way to a clan that would protect him. He’d heard how they accepted nearly anyone, and that was good for a start. He wasn’t far away from the clan’s house when he saw a figure down the street. There was no describing the fear he felt when he saw the figure. What if the one walking further down the street was a person who knew he was without a clan? What would he do if the person suddenly covered with him fire? Oh, he knew. He’d go invisible. Such a great ability. He stopped walking and closed his eyes. He tried to calm down. There was nowhere to hide. The streets were empty. He wouldn’t have any chance of escaping if the person not so far away from him decided to end him anyways.