Eddy hit play on the tape recorder somewhere in the bowels of the Wernstrom house and stood there listening to the scratchy recordings...
"*click* Doctor Alan Wernstrom. I'm currently standing in the basement of my new...place of residence. Just moved in yesterday, me and Karen. She picked the house, I thought it was a bit on the colorful side, but as long as she's happy. It's a really good neighborhood, the richest in all of the United States apparently. So yeah...I've....I've made it! Hahaha. I can't wait to get started really, with the new grant I'll finally be able to...to...a.....to make my mark as it were. Talk more later. *click* *click* Oh yeah and pick up milk, bread, eggs, twelve of them and... Oh yes, baking soda. *click* *click* Reminder, Karen wanted me to tape Desperate Housewives. *click*"
"*click* The uh...The doctor's...news...I...Yesterday I woke up and...and I couldn't move my legs. I still can't move my legs... The test results...came back...And I......*click* *click* And I have cancer.........Multiple tumours...all...everywhere. *click* *click* All....throughout my body...Some of which the doctor believes has...Targeted the muscles in my legs. And....Andandand...it's...it's in my brain....It's in my brain....*click* *click* I believe the serum...to be the cause...There just isn't any other...explanation. This....this isn't fair.....THIS ISN'T FAIR! *click* *click* .......... *click*"
"*click* Me again. The uh...Karen's insemination proved unsuccessful...Again... We've been trying so hard for so long now... I can see the disapointment in her eyes, she says she doesn't blame me for it, but...*click* *click* I've been telling her it's a bad idea but she still insists on going through with it...That she wants to...Keep a part of me when I'm gone...I....Hah...........I'll never be able to see the child grow up but I....She's stuck by me throughout, I cannot refuse her in this, but I fear that I won't be able to....That it won't work. *click* *click* Ahrm, Frank invited us to a barbecue...I...I don't feel like going and...My chair doesn't fit through his...door...You know, why does he even live here? He's a football coach for heaven's sake! I-I-I mean when you...you move to this kind of neighborhood, one would be... excused to expect certain...standards. I...No...*click*"
"*click* Karen came home late last night...again. *click*"
"*click* Karen found some of my tapes, we had a big fight. She's over at Frank's again. *click*"
"*click* Oh god!....Oh god! Karen's been shot! I-I-I...had to...it wasn't, HOW COULD HE DO THAT?! I NEVER MEANT FOR THIS! I managed to...I managed...she's....she's stable...for now, I think...She's so cold, oh god she's so cold...so very cold. But I can't....I can't take her to a hospital...I can't....*click* *click* She doesn't respond, it's been hours. *click* *click* That serpent....Came into my paradise....If it wasn't for him....*click* *click* Doctor Alan....*click* *click* I haven't slept for days... I thought I heard her whisper, she told me she was sorry...I'm sorry too. *click* *click* They hear me...They're listening. Don't make a sound. *click*"
"*click* The subject...Karen isn't responding to the treatment, I've managed to stabilize her vitals but bedsores and further necrosis is becoming more and more prevalent, as of right now she isn't able to breathe on her own. An advanced si vales valeo transfer would be the only feasible choice at this point, but finding willing subjects...Or.. unwilling... *click* *click* In any case could such a treatment work on the soul? ...Is Karen still there somewhere inside that cold flesh or am I working this hard to preserve a corpse? ...HahahahaHAHAHAHAHA...Aren't we all? A corpse working on a corpse.*click* *click* Doctor Alan Wernstrom.... *click*"
"*click* Doctor Alan Wernstrom. The serum was a success! My muscle mass has increased exponentially. And today I even managed to lift off the ground ever so slightly! Flight! Human, self-propelled flight! In this I have surpassed my humanity, I...I have started a chapter, a whole new chapter in human evolution! Nay, above humans, the next logical step of...of...evolution! Nietzsche's...what was the word...Blast, well I'll think of it later. Today began my legacy, a new breed of super humans...But of course it will require more extensive testing, for now I will keep my findings a secret. But soon, soon! The world will know the name of Doctor Alan Wernstrom, beneficiary...No, father of us...all, the new era? Hmm, hahahaha, getting a little carried away, but this is very exciting after all. Finally a breakthrough! *click*"
The sound of the helicopter broke Eddy out of his trance. Time to go. He exited the house to find a roaring black comanche sitting on the lawn.
"Huh? No @!#$ing way, old timer, I ain't going in there. s**t, I'll swim if I have to. There is NO way you are getting me inside that bird..." Artie was palpitating.
"Karl! Do you know what I had to do to get this baby airborne for you? Let's just say a lot!" Teddy approached to shake Karl's hand. "Who are these people? And what exactly is your plan, OneShot? Two of the four recon helos they sent were shot down, and two got the hell out of there without learning anything. The whole @!#$ing island is on lockdown by a maniac, Karl. You sure, you can shoot your way through this one, old pal? Oh, here, by the way", he added handing Karl some files. "Carcosa's layout and schematics. Hope this helps. Oh and someone give me the car keys for that sweet looking Cuda, I ain't coming with..."