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Trauma Center: Precarious Contagion

By Griffen Mackey

Mystery / Action

Flora

This is basically an intro chapter to my next story, It's going to be INTENSE! 

Anyway, hope you enjoy this intro!


December 2nd, 2014

Bartlett Research Facility, Alaska


"Professor Denver, the results are waiting in the laboratory. Will you be by to see them?" 

Clearing his throat roughly and standing sheepishly from his office chair; spinning around to face his assistant in the doorway.

"Ah, Kristine, yes, I'll be there momentarily. Make sure the results are ready to be read to the team when I get there, understood?" 

Kristine Powell tipped her glasses back up to their correct position and nodded, cracking a half smile to her Professor before turning to walk away.


Professor Denver shifted through his papers all lazily stacked on his six foot long wooden framed desk. All the drawers hung out as Daniel Denver all but tore through his stacks of countless papers and words until finally he rested his hands on a golden folder.

Slowly he pulled the folder out and examined it, opening it up to reveal the insides.

"M.R.E.D.S"

Examining the pages inside the folder, he noticed that he only had two half filled in papers.

"Multi - Radiantem - exemplum - de - strages."

There was only a few facts on the page concerning the information they acquired first, but nothing could be confirmed that was of any importance.


"Alright, Kristine, the team ready?" Professor Denver shouted as he entered the laboratory.
"Yes sir, here they are now, actually."Four men entered the room dressed in huge white lab coats and goggles."Professor, You needed us?"Dylan Hanks,Tyler Morrison,Preston Anderson,Daryl Maine.
"Alright, boys. We're going to be doing the first actual tests depending on the lab results. Got it? You follow my EXACT orders, or else some very serious problems could arouse. Understood?"All the Team consisted of Doctors and Medical Researchers who were barely below 30. 
"Alright...the test results confirm the presence of M.R.E.D.S, we're going to administer the first dosage of Solution #1, ready? Take notes, people!"As the other men snapped their attention inwards towards the testing, they watched the Professor examine the reaction under the microscope.
The small purple viral cells moved slowly under the pressure of the Choline, but easing up until it remained at its normal stage.
Professor Denver groaned lightly, taking in a deep breath and pulling out the next sample and the next solution.
"Alright, administering human blood on the virus..."
Upon dropping the drip of blood onto the tiny bacteria, he patiently waited for a reaction.Until about ten seconds it seemed to do nothing.Until the mistake happened...The blood dropped onto the bacteria was completely absorbed, and the cell grew at large proportions. "What the...!?"All the men seemed to seize into shock as the bacteria enlarged to triple it's normal size through the microscope, showing no signs of shrinking any time soon.Right at that moment, Professor Denver grabbed the tray and flipped it into the trash can.
"Professor! What on Earth are you DOING!?" 
Breathing hard, Daniel Denver looked up at his friendly colleagues."We may want to notify the C.D.C..."
"Wha--"
"Do it, Dylan!"
Dylan ran off towards Kristine who was in her office, quickly slamming the door behind him.
"Sir, what's going on?" Tyler asked nervously, sitting down against the wall.
Daniel Denver sighed and shook his head harshly,"That Bacteria didn't do what we thought it would at all..."
"So what!?"
"Tyler--It destroyed the Human Blood, do you not know what that means?"
Slowly he nodded his head in astonishment. 
"That means this virus will kill humans...let's hope they can contain this...because we just created a bio weapon."

It didn't take long at all for that disease to be forgotten. The C.D.C had controlled it immediately after they arrived. Bartlett Research  Facility was closed months after, although the items inside never touched or moved."Dispatch this is Truck 23, we're proceeding to clearing out the old facility, over."John Dennis and Frederick Columbus were driving back to Bartlett Research Facility to dispose of all the left over belongings so the building could be torn down."Copy that, proceed with caution boys."Upon arriving, they made their ways to the offices clearing them out as they went on.Stopping in Professor Denver's office, they noticed all the files were scattered across the table with blood stained onto the keyboard.
"Columbus, look at this!""What the hell is that!?"The Folder lying right next to the biggest blood spot read, "M.R.E.D.S is too dangerous, don't taint--"The reading became sloppy and blood stained in a splash form two inches below the words."What...let's clear this place out, let H.Q know we need a body containment unit out here." "Yeah, and Columbus, you gonna' be alright?"Without another word, the two carried on with their drag, until something new caught their eye."Yo, John! I got blood trails over here...leading from the Laboratory. I'm gonna' go investigate. You keep doing what you doing'."Silence."John!"Running around the corner, Columbus noticed his friends body on the floor, seeming to not budge at all at his screaming voice."John! Wake up! What are you DOING!?"Suddenly John jolted to the right and blood exploded from his mouth as his eyes shot open as well.
"COLUMBUS IT HURTS MAN! HELP!"Frederick screamed out as blood splattered onto his shirt."Man what the hell is going on--I'm gonna get you some help!"Meeting each others eyes was terrifying as Frederick noticed his eyes went completely red, pooled with blood.Turning around and reaching for his phone, he called 911."Hello!? I NEED HELP! MY FRIEND HERE IS DYING--HE--UH, THERE'S SO MUCH BLOOD COMING FROM HIS MOUTH, HIS EYES LOOK LIKE THEY'RE ABOUT TO MELT, WE NEED HELP NOW!"After a few more seconds of screaming, Frederick turned around and faced his endangered friend."How is he doing right now?"Columbus's eyes went wide and then he punched the air, spinning around."I don't think he's alive now!"
"Hehe...Daddy, thank you for the present! I love it so much!""Hm...you're welcome sweety. It'll strengthen your beauty, and keep you healthy.""I'll name your present...Flora, because it was mommy's middle name!""That's sweet darling. Hopefully everybody gets to see your present soon, Flora will bless every human..."
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