Alright, here we are again, all coffee’d up and ready to go. Five minutes on the clock:
He hadn’t touched that rock without gloves; he knew he hadn’t. He was well beyond the point where he could make such a mistake, even in passing, even when he considered himself mostly safe. But somehow, it had happened. It was either the stone itself, or some assassin had coated a more mundane surface with some form of contact poison.
“What kind of poison is it?”
The doctor shook his head.
“You misunderstood me. It isn’t a poison; at least not any I’m familiar with. It is poisoning you, but it’s more like a heavy metal or salt poisoning than anything else; sloppy and almost incidental. A hammer rather than a scalpel.
It’s definitely blood borne, though, and I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve been treating you as best I can, but without a sample saving your life will prove difficult.”
Well, nothing for it then. For all that he felt like death warmed over, he needed to either get his gloves from the house or enact his secondary measures regarding the stone.
Well, he would need to retrieve the stone anyway.
“Understood doctor. I’ll return within the hour.”
“That would be preferable, time is of the essence.”
Josh stood up when he did, ready to go.
And that’s today! I think this is the quickest I’ve finished one; 3 minutes, 23 seconds. Until next week!