008. Deploy! Deploy!

When you have no option

Surgical equipment
Photo by Wendy Scofield on Unsplash

Kerr dropping to his knees. Kerr reached into the briefcase and grabbed the needle holding the Gift.

He licked his lips.

He placed the med-box against the side of the syringe and pressed the “LOAD” button on the small screen. He saw the green liquid begin to bubble inside the glass.

The med-box was exciting and separating the glass of the syringe. The liquid was becoming a vapor. After a moment, the syringe was empty and the med-box flashed a “PAYLOAD SECURE” message.

Kerr smiled. It was the first time he had held a complete preparation. He and his team had helped get it ready, but he had never loaded it for a living patient.

He stared at the box, hesitating for a moment.

The Gift was a complex mixture. It contained hallucinogenic drugs, growth hormones, stem cells, and medical nanomachines. It was a cocktail of high technology. It caused rapid and explosive mental development in a mind. As a side-effect, it caused rapid and explosive development in a body.

How strong were the nanomachines and stem cells? Could they save a life?

Kerr blinked at the med-box. This was it. No going back now.

A smile creased his face.

Kerr pressed the med-box against the man’s neck and touched the “DEPLOY” button. There was a small hiss. Kerr waited.

He watched the progress bar on the screen as it filled and then blinked a confirmation of completion.


He took a deep breath.

“Now, we wait.”

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