Today on Quantum Vibe: A report from the chief trauma-doc
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First Seen: Fri 2018-08-10
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
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Panel 1
Establishing shot of Juan's hospital room. Dominated by the 'bed' which is more like a sarcophagus through which his face protrudes, but the face is currently covered with a mask connected by tubes to machinery behind the head. Diana and the others look on, Diana and Wook look horrified, Areum is stoic as usual, the Snake is calm.
Diana: Total immersion life support?!
Diana: What in the flaming fuck did they do to him?
Agent: I have the report from the chief trauma-doc in my database.
Panel 2
Diana looks with increasing horror at Montoya as he recites from the report. We can see Wook standing behind Diana.
Montoya: Summary: Patient has 2,817 bone fractures from skull to feet, numerous hematomas and lacerations, brain and abdominal hemorrhaging, one collapsed lung, dislocations in both shoulders and hips, minimal cortical activity.
Montoya: Prescribed treatment: 20 days in total nanobiotic reconstruction, with another 90 days minimum physical therapy recommended.
Panel 3
Same shot, now Diana has tears streaming down her face, she is shaking, on the verge of collapse.
Montoya: There's an additional notation, with regard to mental health:
Montoya: While the body can be restored, a mind that has gone through the sort of trauma that produced these injuries, is not as easily healed.
Montoya: It is recommended that within 15 days after decanting ...
Panel 4
Diana collapses into a startled Wook's arms.
Snake: Senhora Martelli!