For generations, it was believed that it was theoretically possible to cross human DNA with another organism to create a stronger hybrid species. In 1969, the experiments to test this theory began.
They started simple, with bacterial life. Perhaps by injecting a human egg with dna of a common E. coli, they would begin to see changes as the specimen developed. Within a year, there were visible changes such as mildewy green patches on the child’s skin. Looking deeper, the child had an immunity to the disease it was first crossed with, however was euthanized due to the fact that it could infect anyone it touched. The researchers decided to move onto a more complicated life form: plants.
This proved to be much more successful in comparison to the bacteria, as the theee specimens crossed with cacti, common grass, and roses grew quickly with little complications. Each specimen had unique abilities relating to their plant species, and were perfectly healthy and responsive, however the rose proved to be superior in every way.
phase three continued with strictly flowers, and publishised the experiment to a select few people around the country. These people were able to donate to this experiment either by giving their eggs, or agreeing to house and take care of these children while reporting on their status. And like that, a whole generation of this hybrid species was released to the world, and proved to be successful for years.
That is, until the incident.
a few of the hybrids eventually lashed out, attacking their families and abusing their abilities. A few military officials were even killed upon containment attempts. Eventually, these specimens were captured and incinerated, and the government is now on the hunt for any remaining hybrid to wipe out the population before any more of them attack.
What they don’t realize is that the majority of these hybrids don’t want to attack at all, they just want to exist and thrive as themselves in the community.
But times are changing, and they’re being assassinated.
Groups eventually form, such as The Fakes.
Geoff Ramsey, the fearless leader, was crossed with Lavender. This gives him the ability to hypnotize and control anyone to lull them to sleep, similar to how Lavender is a well known sleep agent around the world. This being said, he hardly gets any sleep himself, for he’s constantly worried about protecting the rest of the gang and sacrificing everything for the sake of them. He has seen many people die, including his wife (a Carnation), and wouldn’t be phased if he went out as well.
Gavin Free, a Peony, is immensely inexperienced but has fate on his side. As Peonies are seen as a blessing, he has a mysterious aura of fortune and good luck on his side. However, this doesn’t stop his cockiness being his biggest downfall.
Michael Jones is the voice of the Fakes, being a hot headed Dandelion. His temper comes with an advantage though, because his body is as strong as his voice is. As Dandelions can persevere through anything, Michael is close to indestructible and as such, the front line of battle.
Michael’s wife, Lindsay Jones, is a humble Pussywillow. Because of Pussywillows’ status of being bitter and ill-fated, she is a direct foil to Gavin; she has the ability to inflict bad luck on anyone she chooses.
Ryan Haywood is a moral killer, and is as such a Chrysanthemum. With the flower’s reputation being one of raw emotion, Ryan is able to mentally manipulate anyone into obeying his every command.
Jeremy Dooley is a ball of energy, as such being a crocus. His ability wasn’t discovered until many years after he became an adult. One night during a party he drank an entire bottle of rubbing alcohol while intoxicated, and later discovered that it had no effects. It was eventually revealed that he was immune to most poison substances, as crocuses are highly toxic.
Jack Pattillo is a gentle giant, being a Gardenia. His photographic memory serves the Fakes very well in their excursions, along with his charisma and parental tie to the rest of the group. Jack is a lover, not a fighter, and will do anything to keep his friends out of harms way.
Trevor Collins is a young soul, and as a Hibuscus, an attractive one. He serves as the looks for the rest of the Fakes, and like a siren can lure the enemy into his grasp without a single touch. It has been rumored that whoever lays eyes on Trevor never returns the same, if they return at all.
Fiona Nova is the spunk, and has the upmost loyalty to the Fakes. Like a Forget-Me-Not is a symbol for companionship, she is able to use this loyalty to lure anyone into a false sense of security due to her high charisma. Anyone can trust her within minutes, and usually lets her right into their homes before they realize who’s side she’s really on.
Like the Tulip he was crossed with, Matt Bragg is suppossed to have a short lifespan. Tulips only bloom for two weeks before their petals wilt, such as how Matt seems to be on his last leg for every confrontation. However, he has the hysterical-strength seen in humans when they are close to death. At the expense of his stamina and health, Matt is able to lift cars and charge fearlessly into battle.
Finally, Alfredo Diaz is like Jack; he hates to fight. His help comes after the battles at hand, with the healing abilities of a Daisy. With a nurses’ touch he can heal most wounds with care and dressing, and serves as the backbone of the entire group.
For The Fakes, life is hard. The majority of them were thrown out onto the streets to rot or be found by the military patrolling the streets for them. With this going on for years now, they aren’t willing to hide anymore.
they want to survive.
hey guys! so this is the FAHC au I teased earlier today. A few friends and I came up with the idea over a discord call last night and i’m very excited to work on this more! I’m gonna call it the Nectar AU for now!
as of right now, I plan of drswing refs of everyone (i already have three done) and then i’ll likely write a fanfiction of this as well. so be on the lookout for that!
if for some reason anyone wants to make fanart/fanfiction of this, please tag it #FAHC nectar !!!!!!
i hope you guys like this!!