Chimeric event #31
This is the second event since we moved to the new operating room in as many days, after the last one was destroyed.
Doctor Lawrence Elswater, Doctor Farrah Ston observing
Ryl Anskis, Alan Swinson, Taylee Inther
The intended recipient of the Thymalladus appeared to be no different from any of the other 10 patients we'd seen this year. The recipient, known henceforth as Patient A, was of average build -- a little under 6' tall, male. Slightly balding, reported age was 30 years old. Patient A was sedated before arrival at AW HCP
. Procedure was to follow standard "shop n swap" that the Military is pushing these days.
Patient A was wheeled into the operating room. His breathing and heart rate seemed normal, for someone heavily sedated. The prep team had already marked him with an X -- it seems he'd be having his left kidney replaced. My job was to be monitoring vitals, while the other nurses Alan and Taylee assisted Doctor Elswater. Taylee was to provide support to Doctor Elswater, while Alan would ensure the compression bands around Patient A's legs stimulated proper blood flow.
The procedure started normally -- Doctor Elswater made a clean incision on the indicated area on Patient A's abdomen. Bleeding was regular. I think this must've been the hundreth procedure she's done. She was getting quite fast at it. In under 5 minutes she had the kidney cleanly severed and removed, and Taylee moved over with a tray to collect it. I could see the empty space left by the kidney -- just some veins and arteries, and the severed adrenal gland hanging out in there.
Doctor Elswater nodded to Taylee, indicating for her to bring over the Thymalladus. The doctor called over Doctor Ston to get a closer look, and then asked Taylee to insert the Thymalladus. I think Taylee hadn't done this before, because she appeared startled by the instructions, and acted fairly nervously. It appeared to go normally though, because Doctor Elsewater nodded, and took over again. The doctor began positioning veins and arteries, all the while explaining to Doctor Ston what she was doing.
At this point, everything went to shit. If I'm honest, I'm not even sure how it happened either. Doctor Elswater, Doctor Ston, and Nurse Taylee were all standing around Patient A's upper body. Nurse Alan was at the end of the operating table, near Patient A's legs, massaging them to stimulate blood flow. I was a few steps away from the table, listening to the patient's heart rate. The room had become a little bit too noisy to hear, and something was of about the heart rate, so I closed my eyes to focus and listen.
Then I heard nothing from the heart monitor. I remember thinking to myself, "what a shame, another failure, poor Doctor Farrah's first viewing of a Thymalladical Procedure ends in failure". I took the buds out of my ear, and then finally noticed the high pitched, unnatural wailing coming from Patient A's slowly widening mouth. Doctor Elswater spun the scalpel around in her hand from a pen grip to a stabbing grip. She looked at me and yelled through her mask, "Chimeric Event, initiate lock-down, now!"
I turned and ran to the door, visions of the Doctor stabbing what used to be Patient A repeatedly in the chest with her scalpel burned into my retinas. I had seen what happens when operating rooms get locked down during a chimeric event. I didn't want to be anywhere near that thing. I sprinted past the other nurses as they stood stunned, opened the door, and fled the facility.
Ryl Anskis was found huddled in a small cave a short distance away from the now ruined AW HCP. As the sole survivor of the institution, he was taken in for questioning, where he gave the above recollection. During a brief respite of the interrogation, when he was alone in the room, Ryl somehow managed to escape and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Seen here is a quick sketch of Patient A, moments after the incident occurred.
M H Biscup
What I could read of this article sounded interesting. Unfortunately I couldn't read much of the document as for some reason I can't scroll down at all, but the top part was cool and I could see a bit of the top of the figure which has me intrigued.You seem confused about tense here, with the double verb.
Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
Ahha! I changed the opening quote a few times, and seems I entirely missed fixing the beginning of it. Thanks for pointing that out! As for the document not working, that's weirrrd. I'll spend some time here trying to get that figured out! I wonder what bit of CSS I'm doing is messing with that... thanks for pointing it out as well :)
I fixed it, I believe! The weird unable to scroll the document part, that is!
M H Biscup
Yay! Now I can read it.
Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
What the hell? How did Ryl survive?!
Love to code, but this one is driving me crazy!
Hey look, I have a CYOA maybe you wanna play it? :3
how indeeeeeeeeeed... :eyesemoji: