Today on Quantum Vibe: The day off
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First Seen: Mon 2011-08-08
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2019 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2019 Big Head Press

Quantum Vibe

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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Panel 1
Still at the breakfast cafe, at the table, Seamus is leaning forward and speaking softly.
Seamus: The problem is, as I see it you are manifestly well-qualified to be my assistant.
Nicole: I … I can't ...
Panel 2
Seamus is standing, and taking Nicole by the hand, leading her to stand up as well.
Seamus: You are exhausted from stress and lack of sleep and should not be making any life-changing decisions in this state.
Seamus: Please come with me.
Panel 3
The two walk down a broad concourse, with numerous other people going about their business.
Nicole: Where are we going?
Seamus: Did you know Ishtar Station has an Áine's Spa?
Panel 4
They turn into a decorated store-front style entrance to Áine's Spa. Nicole looks incredulous.
Nicole: Áine's? Really?
Seamus: My dear Ms. Oresme, you are about to receive 24 hours of paradise.
Panel 5
Nicole, clad in a smock, is reclined on what looks like a bed of lotus blossoms, in a room illuminated by dozens of candles. There are also a couple of incense burners. She appears to be sleeping peacefully.
Caption (Seamus): 'They will likely start you with an aromatic deep-rest period, in a nano-chelation-bed, to cleans the poisons from your system.'
Panel 6
Nicole in a different cafe than before, this one has a musical performing quartet on a stage. Nicole is enjoying her meal of fruits and meats. We can see some other spa customers (mostly female) at other tables.
Caption (Seamus): 'Followed by a day of delicious – and nutrient-packed – food, drink and live entertainment.'
Panel 7
Nicole is sleeping peacefully in a more normal bed (not her hotel bed).
Caption (Seamus): Finally, another assisted-sleep cycle to bring your circadian back into synch and your HPA axis back into balance.

Panel 8
Nicole, looking refreshed and resplendent, emerges from the Áine's Spa entrance to meet Seamus.
Caption: 24 hours later:
Seamus: So, Ms. Oresme, are you ready to continue our journey?
Nicole: Journey? We're on a journey?