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Tiny Killers

Posted on Thu Aug 4th, 2011 @ 12:29am by Lieutenant Commander Soraya Delrisa

Mission: Into The Scorpion's Nest. Season 2, Episode 5
Location: Medlab
Timeline: current

Soraya sat at the work station, typing notations onto a padd as she studied the microorganisms floating serenly on the monitor. A tiny bug-like organism slid into vision and sidled up next to one of the cells; seconds later it had entered one of the larger beings and was moving towards the nucleus. The doctor smiled slightly as the bacteriophage infected the DNA of the host cell and watched the timer start in the bottom of the screen. The host cell was a strain of bacteria that lives in the digestive tracts of Trill and prevented the harsh chemicals necessary for breaking down foods from entering the bloodstream where it would quickly kill them.

187 seconds later the nucleus in the host cell burst, opening a gash in the outer cellular membrane and spilling dozens of the bug-like bacteriophages into the surrounding medium. Soraya stepped over the prone body of the lab technician and opened the door to the chamber. She carefully lifted the flask, which glowed softly in the pale light. She would need a few hours to cultivate her newly modified bioweapon, but first she would let the Queen know what she had done.

She sealed the flask in lockable chamber, using Soraya's highest access code, then picked up the padd and strode out of the medlab.


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