Today on Quantum Vibe: Thag am grateful Strip 468 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2012-10-19
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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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Still in the examining room -- Nicole, Buford, Dr. Lee. Lee is injecting something into Buford's lower back.
Nicole: So, what now?
Dr. Lee: For the nanites to have their best effect, she should lie still for at least 12 huoke.
Same shot, Nicole is alarmed, Dr. Lee presses a button on a nearby wall console.
Nicole: Twelve huoke! That's almost three hours!
Dr. Lee: We will transport your friend to a recovery room, no problem.
Closer 2-shot on Nicole and Buford.
Nicole: Um, I hope you don't mind if I take Ventura to do some shopping?
Buford: Why should I mind if you have fun while I'm stuck here?
Nicole hands over her personal Screen, which is presently smart-phone sized.
Nicole: Here, you can have my Screen. I've got a ton of vids on it, or you can pull in 'casts from anywhere in the System.
Nicole: I've set it to 'haptic' so you can navigate with the touchscreen.
An orderly (male Beltape) has entered the room, to cart Buford away, as she regards the Screen ruefully. Dr. Lee is pulling a sheet over her exposed torso.
Buford: Thag am grateful for shiny bauble. Thag will make sacrifice to great medicine woman.
Dr. Lee: Please take Ms. Beltrán to recovery room 4.
The orderly and Buford (with her examining table) have exited, leaving Nichole looking despondent, and Dr. Lee.
Dr. Lee: You may settle the account with the front desk now or after you return for your friend.
Nicole and Ventura emerge from the entrance to the clinic. Nicole is looking sullen.
Ventura: We are just leaving Buford here?
Nicole: She needs three hours for her cure to take. We'll be back to collect her later.
Their taxi rises from the curb into the traffic stream.
Victoria: Is she not supposed to be your bodyguard? How can she guard you now?
Nicole: Aw, don't worry. I have my zringer and I have you, right?