Gabriel retired to a room adjacent to the operating theater and returned with a human woman, sedated and lying on gurney similar to Aspa's. She was drapped in a sheet that covered most of her body, leaving only her shoulders, arms and head exposed.
Julia moved slowly toward Dr. Weschel with another large syringe in her hands.
"When did she receive the formula, Gabriel?" Dr. Weschel asked.
"Two hours ago," the tech replied.
"Good, she should be about ready," Dr. Weschel said, to no one in particular. Then he turned to Julia and said, "The serpentine agent, my dear," as he stretched out his hand to take the syringe.
Julia paused, "Doctor, ... is ... is ... this really necessary. I mean, to experiement this way, ... it's ... inhuman."
Dr. Weschel looked sternly to Julia. "Don't tell me about 'inhuman' my dear. 'Inhuman' is what these ... things did to my wife and daughter. I won't rest as long as these things can wreak havoc on a family like they did to me."
Julia seemed sufficiently chastised and placed the syringe in Dr. Weschel's trembling hands. As he turned and walked toward Aspa, Dr Weschel continued, "If you have any problems with your part in these experiments, I'm sure I can find another, suitable, role for you." Dr. Weschel looked into Julia's eyes and then to the subject on the gurney.
The message was not missed by Julia who quickly returned to her station to monitor the events.
Dr. Weschel injected Aspa with the second syringe. The snakewoman stiffened as the dose was administered. Gabriel stood by Aspa's head wearing thick protective gloves. After a moment, one of Aspa's hair snakes detached. Gabriel grabbed it and placed it in a glass container.
Then Gabriel took the snake to the woman, Dr. Weschel pulled the sheet back, exposing the woman from the waist down. Gabriel placed the snake between the woman's legs. The snake reacted quickly to the woman's scent and dove into her vagina. Christine shuddered as the snake that was nearly five feet long quickly disappeared into the woman.
"Take her to the recovery room," Dr. Weschel instructed Gabriel, "and monitor her condition closely. Inform me at once if there is any change."
Gabriel left with the woman, Julia made notes in the chart and Dr. Weschel checked Aspa's condition. From her hiding place, Christine noticed movement across the floor. Another of Aspa's hair snakes had detached. It made its way across the room until ...
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