Today on Quantum Vibe: The hardest cases Strip 2208 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2021-03-01
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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Scene change: Back at the médico in Bubbleopolis, Otto Sullivan is walking close behind Doctor Denise Daskalov, who is visiting the charity burn ward at Delosario Sanatório Diagnóstico.
Caption: Meanwhile, at Delosario Sanatório Diagnóstico, in Bubbleopolis:
Daskalov: Things are getting back to near-normal in the other wards, but ...
They walk between rows of beds in an open room. The beds have movable walls between them, so we view this from an elevated angle
Daskalov: These are the hardest cases, Otto. Severe injuries, can't communicate or be positively identified.
Daskalov: Therefore no insurance accounts. The beneficencias cover their basic care but not the more costly treatments.
They pause by the bed of a slightly-built person swathed from the shoulders-up in bandages. Exposed arms and hands are covered in what looks like latex. A shock of white hair emerges from the top of her head.
Daskalov: This one was barely alive when she was brought in.
Daskalov: She's gotten stronger and her burns are healing but short of a Lazarus Tank there's not much we can do for her.
Now they've moved in alongside the bed.
Daskalov: It's time for me to change her bandages and evaluate the slow healing.
Daskalov: I can use your assistance, but be warned: what you will see is shocking.
Otto: More shocking than triage after a bombing? Let's do this.