"Mac! congratulations! You are finally nanobot free" Dr. Sandaria beamed at him.
Mac signs in relief, he doesn't have to worry about others controlling his body. He looks over to Riley to see her grinning at him. He is being taken out of the hyberbaric chamber as he hears Dr.sandaria's next words
" Unfortunately, Riley your nanobot count hasn't dropped"
Hearing those words he is tensed. He looks over to Riley , who seems to mirror his look.
Dr. Sandaria, deep in thought, suggests, " well I did see in the reports that Riley's nanobot concentration in blood was double that of Mac. I ignored it on the thought it may be due to the difference in body size , but now I see there's more of it"
"What can I do to get rid of these?" Riley's directs the question at Sandria while others still confused.
"Maybe we can increase the pressure and see what happens" Bozer pipes in.
" But any pressure above 2 will have adverse effects on the body. Brain will have lasting effects such as paralysis, motor disability , cognitive problems, memory loss and death." Mac responds to Bozer's suggestion.
"Well, Riley life will be endangered , so I guess the final decision rests on Riley whether she wants to undergo it or not.Riley? " Russ looks at Riley.
"I have skills that can be used to wreak havoc. I would rather have control over myself than let any random stranger have control of my body. Im ready."
Riley lies down and looks at Dr. Sandaria expectantly.
Dr sandaria begins to increase the pressure.
"Are you ok?" Mac's voice cuts the counting.
" Just a little uncomfy. Nothing much" Riley replies with a smile. "Just a minute and I'll join the nanobots free club."
Mac has this strange feeling in his heart. Worried is an understatement to what he feels right now. Knowing what could go wrong does nothing to calm his errant heartbeat.
He looks at Riley tries to mask his expression of fear. His face is as much as incapable of lying as his words. Riley sees through him.
She looking at his worried expression says" Mac look at me. Relax. It will be ok, soon we'll be together eating greasy pizza and get ready to get your ass hand overed in pinball" Riley tries to uplift him, hiding her own pain behind a smile.
" Your nanobots are decreasing" every ones eyes turn towards the monitor. Which shows 80% nanobot free.
Mac feels a drop of relief in his heart. Riley was going to be ok.
"Something's happening to Riley" Desi's words hit Mac and he turns abruptly to look at Riley.
His heart sinks at the sight.
Riley is seizing. Her limbs move uncontrollably. Her head jerking against the pillow. A trickle of red blood flowing out of her nose.
He rushes to Riley side.