When They Took Over: Chapter 17

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When They Took Over: Chapter 17

Chapter Seventeen: Infection

“What happened?!” Party Poison almost yelled, getting up and taking the unconscious Thrill Killer out of Silent Star’s hands.
“Well, we were driving through Zone 4 and that’s when Thrill said that she was feeling faint, a minute later she was passed out and we almost crashed the car. Then I drove us back here. Something’s not right with her. She can’t have just passed out like that.” Said Silent panting slightly.
Poison took Thrill into her room and laid her down on her bed. He looked at Kobra Kid who was standing next to him.
“Kobra, go get Dr. Death.” He said. Kobra nodded and hurriedly walked out of the room. He returned a minute later with Dr. Death at his heels.
“What’s going on?” he asked.
“Thrill Killer’s not well.” Said Silent walking in the room and kneeling beside the bed.
“Let me take a closer look at her wound.” Said Dr. D as he unravelled the bandage around Thrill’s arm. The wound was slightly green around the edges. Dr. Death murmured to himself about ‘looking at the slug again, for it might be poisonous.’
“Yep. She’s infected from that slug I pulled out of her wound before. Atomic, get the first aid kit and clean the wound again. Do anything you can to help get rid of the infection.” Said Dr. Death “I’m going to take another look at that slug and see if it has anything added to it.” He walked out as Atomic returned with the kit. She cleaned the wound and wrapped a clean bandage around it. Poison watched as she did this.
When Atomic finished her job she gathered the kit and stood up. “I’ll leave you two alone.” With that, she left the room.
Poison sat there in silence, watching Thrill in case she might wake up, but she didn’t.
After a while Dr. Death came back in. “I know what’s caused this.” He said, startling Poison. “There’s nothing suspicious about the slug from the plasma ray, I think the wound might have gotten infected from some kind of bacteria. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s not too serious. She just needs to rest. I’ll need someone to go on a raid for antibiotics for her. Let me know if she wakes up.” He said getting up and walking out.
Poison sighed, and rested his head on his arms against the bed. After what seemed like an eternity of watching her, Thrill finally twitched her fingers. Poison lifted his head to see if she had opened her eyes. They were still closed.
“Thrill Killer, if you can hear me twitch your fingers.” Said Poison. At first nothing happened, but then Thrill moved her hand. Poison took her hand in his and rubbed it soothingly.
“Thrill? Open your eyes.” He said in a soothing voice. “Wake up.”
Thrill’s eyelids fluttered slightly but didn’t open.
“Thrill Killer, wake up.” He said again. Poison touched his hand to her forehead. She was burning up! At that moment Dr. Death walked in and damp towel in hand.
“Dr. D! Thrill’s burning up!” he said frantically.
“That’s just her body’s way of trying to get rid of the infection.” Said Dr. Death Defying, putting the damp towel on Thrill’s burning forehead. “Let her fight it off by herself. I’ve just sent Jet Star and Show Pony to get some antibiotics for her. Come. Let’s go have something to eat, she needs her rest.” He said leading Poison out to the diner where everybody else was sitting, talking in quiet voices. Danger Zone looked up at Poison.
“Is she okay?” she asked.
“Dunno… She’s been infected.” Poison replied rubbing the back of his neck with his hand. He sat down with Danger, Atomic, Ghoul, Paranoia and Kobra. Jet and Pony were out on a raid like Dr. Death had said before.
“Poison, catch!” Dr. Death shouted throwing Poison a can of Power Pup. Poison caught it before it could hit him in the face. He caught the spoon as well and opened the can with ease and started eating with everyone else.
After what seemed like hours of eating Pup in absolute silence, Danger Zone looked up at Poison.
“You okay, Party?” she asked, setting her spoon down and leaning back in her seat. Poison looked back at her.
“Yeah, I’m fine. Just a little worried is all.” He replied.
“Don’t worry. I bet she’ll be fine.” Said Danger.
Poison just sighed and looked out the window, looking at the now setting sun.

“I want you to put these into mass production, NOW!!” yelled Korse into the phone holding the two small white pills in his other hand.
“But sir, we need to test them first. We need to make sure that they work properly before mass producing them.” Came a stuttering voice form the phone speaker. Korse sighed in frustration, he had been working for days trying to get a trace on those escapees known as Gerard, Frank, Rhonda, Ray, Gisele and Mikey. But they weren’t known by those names anymore, they were now Killjoys.
“FINE!! I’ll get them tested!” Korse hung up and stormed out of his office, down the corridor and into an elevator. He pressed the “Ground Floor’ button and the elevator started to go down. He stopped and looked at the sign above the buttons. It read ‘This elevator only goes up to ten’, Korse cocked his head to the side. ‘Pfft. Stupid maintenance, can’t fix the bloody elevator buttons.’ He thought to himself.
When to elevator came to a stop, the doors opened and he walked out, making his way to reception. His stopped in front of the desk and faced the Draculoid sitting there.
“Have you had any progress with finding the escapees?” he asked the Drac. The mindless Drac started to type something on the computer that stood in front of him.
“Yes, sir. We have found a trace as to where they could be.” Said the Drac in a monotone voice.
“Good, good.” Korse said with a slight smirk. “Where is the location?”
“We presume that they are somewhere in Zone 6”
“I will send out a party of Draculoids and I will go with them. I want to see their capture myself.” With that, he went back up to his office, he walked up to his desk. He felt under the desk until he found a button, he pressed it and the wall to his left opened, another corridor leading down into some unknown room.
He grinned widely and made his way down that path.