- DNA specific
- designer food/pets/prosthetics
- designer drugs
INT TEENAGE BOY'S BEDROOM
SFX: knocks followed by sounds of hasty cleaning
just what are you doing young man?
Nothing, mum, just a bit of writing.
writing eh? what's this, a sampler? what do you need one of these for?
It's for a project at school, mum, honest: we're writing our own morphers
I don't care what you're doing you know what I think about these ... things... it's un-natural, look what happened to your father
I know mum but I need to know this to..
To what? to get a good programming job? like your father! I forbid it. You've seen him, kept in that quarantine; everything they try gets chewed up and spat back out. You are not following him down that path.
But mum it's much safer, those genomes are restricted. Hell, most samplers/writers can barely write a virus that has an effect longer than 3 hours, they're struggling: the body is smart. It's difficult to write something that works anywhere near as well as dad's...
Don't lie to me I know the truth it's difficult to write it well and make it safe.
M snatches a device from the table.
no more, if I catch you with one of these again you'll be grounded, I'll just go and explain to your teacher what the situation is.
Mum... I need it, how else will I be able....
Not another word from you - finish your maths and then go to bed, I'm sorry I ever let you even look at that subject....
S loitering looks up as a person, A, approaches then relaxes as he's recognised
how'd it go?
perfect, they're all tripping balls and none the wiser....
excellent, keep it that way or otherwise we're both dead: you when they find out and me if my mum finds out.
I still don't know how you did it, especially after your mum nabbed your sampler..
Well by that point it was pretty stable and the models are good now... that and my dad's notes are awesome
A [worried now]
They're not going to end up like him are they?
As if you care
I do if it means the cops or bios are brought in
it's fine Dad left some detailed notes and I spotted the error he made.. just wish I knew how to fix it
Just to check I can't pick up that virus can I, I mean I was careful but I'd rather not spend the next day seeing pixies all over the place if it's the same to you..
Don't worry I made sure that both your's and mine genomes were well exempt and if you're truly worried use this
S hands A a vial
it's an antidote will clean you nice and clear, that being said you might enjoy the expierence: either way enjoy and don't get dyed blue again!
A is in the garden and B is in the kitchen
B, did you remember to introduce that virus into the circulation like the engineer said we should, I need to empty the bin?
[exasperated] Yes, dear, I did it last night. It should be mostly converted now so we can restart the composter.
SOUND OF A BIN BEING EMPTIED
INT SITTING ROOM
a couple sit watching the TV
....Police are still looking for the murder and advise the public to be on the lookout for someone using a fast type genome modified pet.
A brushes his hand against a gel-like surface [maybe glue, jelly] and the TV mutes
I can't believe the cops allow those FT genomes, they seem to cause more trouble than their worth.
I don't know, they make my job easier. I have two goos to monitoring the inbounds and sorting them and a symb that deals with trouble makers.
Yes but you work in a hospital, it's a pretty controlled environment, you have to get clearance for every retro-viral you put into those FT's. You can't exactly set them to
A & B stand over C who is on the floor obviously in pain
A: did you try any of the goo he had?
B: hell no, I hate that stuff at the best of times, even just letting the machine do the scan makes my skin crawl
A: so you've tried it?
B: only a few times, and never with something as shady as this set up.
C convulses letting out a louder moan, as he does he rolls over revealing goo covering part of his face
A: What do you think he was doing then?
B: well it looks like a cheap narco-unit, read in the 'NA [SAID 'neigh'] spit out the perfect meal
A: sounds fun.. what do you think went wrong
B: Well looks like he was using illegal codes for it
C groans again, a stronger convulsion
A: Anything we can do for him or should we just let it run it's course
B: It looks like it's getting worse lets do a quick clean up run
B pulls out a device similar to the one beside C but better looking, detaches a pipe that runs to a large store of goo and plugs in his own device. he then runs the device over C letting some of the goo touch C's hand [device could be phone or something similar in largish box or possibly out of shot only the pipe showing - vacuum cleaner?]
B: there that should stabilise him until the ambo gets here.
A: think he'll make it?
B: of course, the guy was only making dinner, looks like some git pranked him more than anything.
A: so you never use those?
B: I do but only the one at home, it already has my genome so it doesn't need to scan me, why don't you?
A: I don't see the point, I tend to eat out anyway so I just grab something from a corner stop