AOS Fic - In Darkness, Part VIII
*THROWS UPDATE IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION AND RUNS SCREAMING INTO THE NIGHT*
Y’all know the warnings by now.
McKirk, ‘cause it’s always McKirk.
But often faltering feet
Come surest to the goal;
And they who walk in darkness meet
The sunrise of the soul
~ Henry Van Dyke
They isolate the pathogen the very next day.
An undocumented, encapsulated protist, Jim learns from Dr. M’Benga. Infecting the erythrocytes and inducing massive hemolytic anemia.
Jim understands less than half of that, but Dr. M’Benga’s words send a shiver of dread down his spine all the same. “When can I see him again?” he asks through dry lips.