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Monday, November 10, 2008

Puppet Master

"Liberty", Issue 1- part 2

Dr. Miranda Grey felt the icy gaze of the man in the grey coat. He was very obviously irate. She didn't like that this man had enough clearance to go traipsing in her lab. She liked it less that this hooligan who obviously had no appreciation of their important scientific work... was now her boss. Up until now her science team possessed complete autonomy. Now everything goes thru the man in the grey coat.

Let me get this right doctor. You have some of the best minds working on this corpse and so far you can't even wake him up?

<...god how I hate this man!>

Mr. Zimmerman. I told you...

You expect me to believe that this *thing* functions like some kind of marionet!?! Doctor you and your team cost this company millions of dollars each year. I suggest you make yourself worth it!

The man shot one more piercing gaze towards Dr. Grey before turning to leave. The door banged loudly behind him leaving the doctor at a loss for words. She moved a little closer to the bed and the body of a man that laid motionless on it. He seemed so at peace... so free of burden. The monitoring equipment they hooked up to him still display the same readings. Everything was completely normal. He was completely healthy. He was also very much comatose.

Security caught him running from the scene 7 months ago. They say he planted the c4 explosives that blew up their processing plant. The report mentioned that as soon as he was cornered he simply... fell to the ground... senseless. The company brought him here for the doctor to study. She didn't bother asking questions. They obviously wanted to keep it under wraps or they would've brought him to a real hospital. Not that they don't have the proper equipment to take care of him. G-NOME is years ahead in medical science than what's available to the public.

For 7 months they ran scans on his brain and monitored his body functions. Jansen in neurolgy put forth his theory that had all of them taken aback. His arguments were convincing and Jan is no run of the mill doctor. He's considered by some as the "wunderkind" of neurology. The man... if one can truly call him that was built to function as a reciever... Oh the body could function independently but only enough to keep itself alive. Outside of the influence of the transmitter... the man was built to go into automatic hybernation. A biological marionet of sorts... his brain was wired like a client computer on a network.

<...but where is the server? or what is the server?>

Miranda found herself disbelieving... the idea was crazy... only Jan isn't a crazy man. He's as genius as genius comes. She remembered what her father used to say: "When all other explanations fail. Go with the simplest one."

And the simplest explanation was...

Years of working on this secret project in this secret underground facility has turned us all into lunatics.

It was all she could do not to laugh out loud.

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