Hi y’all. I’m really glad to serve this up for you today. I’m guessing you’re curious about…Tracy??Well, today more info about the Association comes to light, new players come on stage, and your expectations are left trailing in the dust by what you actually get served, courtesy #TeleTuesdays. Grab a tall cold drink and make sure you’re comfortable cus this’s a long one guys…enjoy!
The fluorescent tubes in the fancy overhead alcoves gave off a soft light that barely illuminated the room. The brightest source of light that illuminated the wide hydraulic table in the centre of the room was a technological marvel of 15 motion-controlled individually adjustable xenon bulbs, set in an overhead panel.
“5 minutes to 3pm,” intoned the acoustic clock that Management had had installed in each OR. The man peering through the sets of fancy microscopes mounted at the sides of the operating table barely lifted his head, too caught up in his work. He was at the most important part of the procedure – microvascular anastomosis. If the new skin was to ‘take’ successfully, it had to receive adequate blood supply or else 2 months of preparation would go down the drain.
His patient had to be awake for this part of the process to provide subjective feedback due to an integral flaw the scientists still had to find a solution to. That wouldn’t have been a problem if they’d also found a way of achieving this step that wouldn’t require the suspension of anaesthesia. The toughest patients managed to suppress all but the least of sounds of discomfort during this time but it never ceased to amaze the doctor that the ones who screamed the most were more likely to be the last ones you’d expect to, considering their resumés…
Take Enrico Alamos for instance, the man responsible for leading the largest mercenary invasion force, Coupe Coupe, into Angola at the behest of one of the rebel forces native there which had a few thousand diamonds to spare. Within 2 weeks, Coupe Coupe had perpetrated over 2,500 violent acts in the sub-region, most notably their ‘trademark’ mass killing ‘jaunts’ through over 60 villages and towns, just so some despot could overthrow another despot. However, since NATO was ‘fairly pleased’ with the former despot, they rallied their forces at last to engage in a bloody 4-day incursion into the region to soundly decimate the Coupe Coupe forces. Since the incident about 6 months ago, Enrico and the handful of his men that survived had been on the run from security forces that for once had managed to join forces across all African borders to capture and/or dispose of 68 out of the 73 commanding officers currently (particular unspoken emphasis was placed on the latter). 2 out of the 5 remaining had amassed enough wealth to seek out the Association and its ground-breaking technologies in an attempt to survive the worldwide manhunt. It was just a matter of time before Read More Desperation III – Alive?!