Scalpel. "Scalpel." Suction. "Suction." Xynex. "Xynex." Syringe. "Syringe." Plier. "Plier." Gotcha. muttered Lux as he began to cut through the arteries and veins around the subjects heart. Inside the clean, white room, Lux's lackies and himself where surrounding a table where a man, completely naked, was strapped to the table and was currently having his heart cut out. Two of the lackies were busy taking notes, another filming the procedure, one was operating the light while two others kept on eye on the "bleep"ing and flashing machines, two more were beside two small tables on wheels, laden with tools and were giving and taking the equipment to and from Dr Atra while the final lackey was holding the skin open and trying very, very hard not to move so as not to disrupt the surgery. Okay...I've got it. Get ready with the surrogate. said Lux as he first handed the pliers, and then the still beating heart to the lacky at his left and held out his hand to his right. A green, tentacled and oozing lump of organic matter was carefully picked from a jar filled with a clear, liquid and then placed into Lux's hand. Right, set on the filters and keep an eye on those machines, I want to know exactly what happens. Lux commanded the room. A strange blue filter slid over the light above them, switchs were flipped on the machines and the camera began to whir as multicoloured lights came on it.
As Lux brought the new organ close to where the man's heart had used to be, it's tentacles wrapped feebly round his hands and around it, lookong for something. When it got close to the open chest, a stray tentacle brushed it, and like a shot, the other tentacles lunged downwards towards it. As Lux carefulld placed it in the whole, new tentacles, incredibly thin, thinner then hair, grew from it, so many of them that it seemed like it had a green tinge around it. The mans veins and arteries and capillaries were invaded by the thinner fibres and the organ began to latch itself permanently into place. Then, as the man's body slowly began to change to green from around it, it jerked. Once, twice, three times before settling into a quick two-four beat. Du-bah, du-bah, du-bah. A small smile appeared on Lux's face as the colour began to return to the subjects face, a green colour, but colour all the same. He stood up, pulled off his skintight plastic gloves and clapped in delight at a job well done.I think we can call this a success ladies and gentleman, close him up please. He turned and walked towards the door, a happy jaunt in his step, then his blood went cold as instincts took over. He twisted his head back round just in time to see a thick, green, twisted tentacle punch right through one of the lackies chest and come out the other side with a red, bloody heart speared through it. Shit. he said in a low tone as three others lashed out, spearing another three hearts, right as the first victim began to scream in pain and the others began in terror as they tried to get away. Lux pulled open the door and lunged forward just as another tentacle reached out through the screaming group and stabbed into the wall just where his chest had been a few seconds before.
Lux slammed the door shut as a sudden multitude burst from the organ, some stabbing through the rest of the crew as they fled towards the door and the other whooshing through the air towards Lux's figure and then got stopped by a 6 inch door, made together by the engineers and chemists to be able to hold off just about anything short of a mini-nuke. Lux sighed and rubbed the bridge of his noise as he watched through the viewing glass, his lackies began to turn green like the brain-dead clone on the table. A low warbling noise came from the males as their bodies bulged and grew and a high shrill shriek came from the females as thin razor-sharp fibres extended from their bodies through where their hair used to be. Damn....Initiate combustion cleansing protocal he said to the keypad, a melachony tone to his voice as he gazed wistfully at his crew. Such a waste. he thought to himself as the room filled itself with fire, raising the shrieks and roars to new levels.
After he had watched the green figures turn to black and begin to wither in the flames for a long moment, he straightened up, brushed himself and lit a cigerette. Time to move on. he said with forced joviality before placing the cigerette in his mouth, taking a long drawl and walking from the door down the small corridor to the back-up door. After punching in the key code, he walked into a large hall, filled with strange rising clouds of smoke, bubbling chemicals, tiny animals in glass boxes and men and woman in lab coats rushing to and fro. They stopped and looked up from their work as Lux walked through them and into his own private lab. As one, they then turned to the door he had entered and after a few hopeful seconds, sighed as they realised that their collegues would not be returning and began talking wistfully about whoever they'd known in their as they continued their work. Lux took another puff as he walked to his desk and went to a cabinet in the corner, he pulled out a few sheets and began the necessary paperwork. After a few seconds, he paused, and pushed a button under his desk. On the other side of his orivate room, in the main laboratory room, a slot beside the door opened, revealing a "Do not disturb" sign in blue letters with a white background. After another few seconds, another sign below it opened saying.
"I'm serious, leave me alone."
-"I'm sophisticated, charming, suave, and debonair, Professor. But I have never claimed to be civilized."