Zetsfir Institute - Upcoming Experiment
Zetsfir Institute, March 11, 2214, 9:10 am
Azurat: What's our status, folks?
Dr. Pathos: Dr. Disphumis, I know he was your brother-in-law, so I don't know how to approach this...
Azurat: You don't have to worry, Martin. He had some serious issues ever since my wife's accident. It's a very difficult situation all around.
Azurat: Between having the government questioning us about everything under the sun and the pressure to get results...
Azurat: I just want to focus on the task at hand, so never mind the subject matter.
Dr. Pathos: Yes sir. Understood.
Azurat: Anyway... is there any news on possible remains? We are running out of time with only four days to obtain the samples.
Dr. Ross: Azurat, since downtown reconstruction started, it doesn't look good for any remains in the area. However...
Dr. Ross: The quantum A.I. system has interpolated much of the missing data via the process of elimination.
Azurat: That's good, Dr. Ross. We shouldn't rely on that any more than we absolutely have to.
Dr. Ross: Right, it's not perfect...
Dr. Pathos: Dr. Ross, do you think there's any chance we could proceed without Gesh's brain tissue?
Dr. Pathos: I mean... you know... in the worst case scenario.
Dr. Ross: Theoretically. It depends on the results of the tests.
Azurat: Which I would have to leave up to you. I'm afraid I cannot be present for such a thing, which you know I'm against, Jeane.
Dr. Ross: I'm sorry, Azurat. I wish there were another way but the council...
Dr. Pathos: Wait, I've actually been wondering, though... who exactly is the test subject?
Dr. Ross: Oh my... Azurat, you haven't told him yet?
Azurat: Hmph. I was desperately looking for a suitable replacement.
Azurat: This is the last person in the world I wanted to use for this experiment. Yet, my hands are tied.
Azurat: The only suitable person alive with the exact genetic traits. The only one who carries the "Disphumis Factor".
Azurat: My daughter, Ravenna.
Dr. Pathos: Oh. I didn't know...
Dr. Ross: She looks exactly like her mother.
Dr. Pathos: Cute. She has your ears though.
Azurat: You watch it, bub.
Dr. Ross: But... testing on your own daughter... are you sure about this...?
Azurat: I'm going to ask her tonight about doing the experiment and if she still feels up to it.
Azurat: Just... I sure wish there were another way.
Azurat: If anything goes wrong, I swear I will never forgive myself.