The massive trees made it difficult to travel by bus, but it would all be worth it in the end. At least, it would be for the scientists running Greenwater. The facilities were too large to have anywhere other than a forest, though how they'd managed to get clearance from the government to house Greenwater in the Fremont National Forest was anyone's guess. The twisting roads grew bumpy as the bus bounced along, threatening to throw its passengers to the next seat over. "Sorry, ladies," the bus driver called back to them. One girl threw him a look and fixed the headband covering her hair before settling back in her seat. "We're almost there, don't you worry." As the last word left his mouth, the tip of a marble-white building broke through the branches. Smaller edifices surrounded the tallest one, and it seemed to stretched farther than any building should. There were hardly any windows, but the ones that could be seen were reinforced with steel on the inside and outside. The walls were smooth and shined with the sunlight gleaming down through the clouds. The amount of space taken by all the buildings together was enough to swallow a quarter of the national forest. The bus pulled up on the unpaved road all the way to what could have been considered the front of the building. There were two people standing outside, patiently waiting for their new understudies to arrive. One was a very pointed woman with a tight, auburn bun and squared glasses. The other was a short man of Asian descent, his foot tapping on the dirt as they waited. Both wore stark-white lab coats reaching down to their calves. The entire scene was so professionally perfect, it almost seemed too much. But the bus still stopped and everyone shuffled off. The vehicle spurted a puff of dark smoke before it disappeared back into to the trees. The woman smiled at the four girls as they stood in front of her. "Welcome to Greenwater, ladies," she said with a cool voice, swinging her arms to encompass the building. "I am Dr. Naris, and this is my colleague, Dr. Thornsin." The man grunted in response, searching each girl carefully, looking for imperfections. "We'll be confirming your names, and then Dr. Thornsin will take you inside and show you around. We're very glad to have you here." Dr. Thornsin seemingly manifested a clipboard from thin air before he handed it to the woman. "Let's see... we have Kara Palina... Amy Haymare... Taylor Gailie... and Jamielle Carson." With the four girls identified, Dr. Thornsin led them inside, with Dr. Naris bringing up the rear. "One of our assistants will be here to relieve me, but you will be fine. Dr. Thornsin will tell you everything you need to know about Greenwater." Dr. Naris slipped off without another word, leaving room for the assistant to file in. The building hummed with the power of generators, but the inside was perfectly clean. There were rooms with no windows, but the entire place was very... white and empty. It had the same smells as a hospital, but it was too bright for normal eyes. Altogether, it was clear that Greenwater Genetics was a very odd place indeed.