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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Five
“You’re not looking too well, by the way.” Frieda eyed Zeke, who sat beside her in the hansom cab, staring vacantly into space. Baby Agatha lay cradled in his arm, sleeping in uninterrupted silence. He rubbed his eyes, which had bags under them, with a spare hand. His brain was in a fog. “I’m not surprised. I haven’t had a full night sleep since the fever went away,” he said. Zeke had woken up from his fevered stupor, but still dealt with another full week of battling the infection. His temperature still varied day by day, had occasional vomiting, and was overall very weak. But Zeke managed to retain
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The Scientist's Courtship: Summary
Summary: In the early beginnings of the 20th century, Dr. Zeke Howell lives in Washington D.C. and is the single father of a spirited eleven-year-old daughter, Agatha (Aggie/Bea). He adores his daughter, but parenting her is also exhausting and tumultuous, given her temper, unbridled energy, and likeliness to pick fights. Frieda and Carla come for a visit and explain to Zeke that they want to be parents. They’ve had several failed attempts at adoption, and because of Carla’s early menopause and Frieda’s clotting disorder, neither women can conceive a child. Zeke offers, without much hesitation, to be their surrogate, but th
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Four
Zeke didn’t know where he was. His world was a blur of burning and freezing, pain and comfort, familiar voices and swimming colors. He was sure he was lying still, but why was everything still moving? There was an itching on his arm, and he brushed it. He heard aggravated voices, the itching returned, and then the sting of hot metal, and the world was black again. When he found a semblance of lucidity again, he found that he couldn’t move his arms. They were restrained, and he thrashed in aggravation. Hands reached out of nothingness and held him until he stopped fighting. He cried hot tears of anguish and frustration. Another sti
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Three
Rain dumped itself on the roof of the Howell household. William paced the length of the library for what seemed like the millionth time. He mostly kept to one side of the room, as far away from the doorway as possible, so he wouldn’t be tempted to try and see across the hall. He knew his curiosity would get the better of him, and surely just at the moment when he’d see something that would scar him for life, so it was better to resist temptation. Although the doors of the lab were closed, he could still see colors through the frosted glass, and decided to just avoid the hall completely. As William passed the chaise lounge again, h
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Two
(TW: Attempted Suicide) Zeke paced the length of the men’s bathroom. One hand remained clutched to the bottom of his stomach, the other continuously swapped between the small of his back and anxiously rubbing his mouth. He felt another stab of pain in the same area and leaned against the tiled wall. He moaned softly behind his hand, still wracking his brain for some solution to his plight. Could he keep it together long enough to find Frieda? What could he even say was happening to him? What even was this agony? Could the baby be dyi-? No. He couldn’t even consider that. Not then. As the pain dulled, he stumbled to one of the sin
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Let Us Try to be Human
He had beautiful eyes, that much was certain. As Victor held the lit wick in front of the Creature’s eyes, he watched the yellow- no, the golden pupils follow the dancing flame back and forth. Aside from the blood vessels that had ruptured around his irises, giving them a red and stained look, the eyes seemed to be working. The basic motor responses, at least, seemed to be working. Victor observed slight twitches in his muscles, but no major movement yet. He expected it might take days, even weeks for his creation to be fully able to- But the man instantly sat straight up and unhinged a blood-curdling scream. Victor’s heart froze
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-One
The medical convention was held, appropriately, in the building of medicine at a prominent New York university. Said university held a longtime partnership with Bellevue, using the university’s medical facility as almost an add-on to their main hospital building, so the university’s department was large and well-funded. The floors were all polished white marble, and the walls were hearty grey stone. It had spacious operating theaters, well-stocked classrooms, and all the latest books. And it was clear they followed Joseph Lister’s methods closely, because everything was kept gleamingly clean. Being built within the past deca
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty
“‘But what you don’t know, gentlemen, is that I left out a very crucial detail about this experiment’,” Zeke paused for effect. “‘The truth is that, I myself am’…no, no, no!” Zeke looked at his notes, furiously striking through the proposed dialogue. Every other piece of the presentation was perfect, he was completely confident about the research, diagrams, and displaying the model womb. But when it came to the ultimate reveal, that there was no anonymous carrier, the words never seemed right. Zeke tried again. “‘What I mean to say, gentlemen, is that there is no mother&
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Thirty-Nine
“Now, so we’re on the same page, do you want William to know that you’re-” “Absolutely not!” Carla snapped. “Alright! Calm down! Just a question,” he threw his hands up. ‘If looks could kill,’ Zeke thought. Frieda gently rubbed Carla’s shoulder, which was quite tense. It was clear to them that she was on edge, a bit overwhelmed by all the noise and excitement of New York proper. Carla had been reluctant to travel with them, almost up until the carriage trip itself. She tried faking a stomach ache, but not being a very good liar, Frieda put her in the coach regardless. Now, in
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Thirty-Eight
(FLASHBACK) Zeke stared at the chaise lounge, which sat empty. He blinked. Emily was sitting against one of the pillows, wearing her beautiful green dress, eyes wide open and vacant. Zeke gritted his teeth and closed his eyes again. When he opened them, a handful of anonymous Middlesport residents sat and chatted quietly, the blackness of their clothes seeming to blend into a giant, inky blob. For most of the funeral attendees, Zeke wasn’t even there. Had anyone cared to notice, they would have seen his sallow, sunken features, his sleepless eyes, how tightly he was clutching his glass, and that he had already refilled it a second time.
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Five
“You’re not looking too well, by the way.” Frieda eyed Zeke, who sat beside her in the hansom cab, staring vacantly into space. Baby Agatha lay cradled in his arm, sleeping in uninterrupted silence. He rubbed his eyes, which had bags under them, with a spare hand. His brain was in a fog. “I’m not surprised. I haven’t had a full night sleep since the fever went away,” he said. Zeke had woken up from his fevered stupor, but still dealt with another full week of battling the infection. His temperature still varied day by day, had occasional vomiting, and was overall very weak. But Zeke managed to retain
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The Scientist's Courtship: Summary
Summary: In the early beginnings of the 20th century, Dr. Zeke Howell lives in Washington D.C. and is the single father of a spirited eleven-year-old daughter, Agatha (Aggie/Bea). He adores his daughter, but parenting her is also exhausting and tumultuous, given her temper, unbridled energy, and likeliness to pick fights. Frieda and Carla come for a visit and explain to Zeke that they want to be parents. They’ve had several failed attempts at adoption, and because of Carla’s early menopause and Frieda’s clotting disorder, neither women can conceive a child. Zeke offers, without much hesitation, to be their surrogate, but th
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Four
Zeke didn’t know where he was. His world was a blur of burning and freezing, pain and comfort, familiar voices and swimming colors. He was sure he was lying still, but why was everything still moving? There was an itching on his arm, and he brushed it. He heard aggravated voices, the itching returned, and then the sting of hot metal, and the world was black again. When he found a semblance of lucidity again, he found that he couldn’t move his arms. They were restrained, and he thrashed in aggravation. Hands reached out of nothingness and held him until he stopped fighting. He cried hot tears of anguish and frustration. Another sti
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Three
Rain dumped itself on the roof of the Howell household. William paced the length of the library for what seemed like the millionth time. He mostly kept to one side of the room, as far away from the doorway as possible, so he wouldn’t be tempted to try and see across the hall. He knew his curiosity would get the better of him, and surely just at the moment when he’d see something that would scar him for life, so it was better to resist temptation. Although the doors of the lab were closed, he could still see colors through the frosted glass, and decided to just avoid the hall completely. As William passed the chaise lounge again, h
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-Two
(TW: Attempted Suicide) Zeke paced the length of the men’s bathroom. One hand remained clutched to the bottom of his stomach, the other continuously swapped between the small of his back and anxiously rubbing his mouth. He felt another stab of pain in the same area and leaned against the tiled wall. He moaned softly behind his hand, still wracking his brain for some solution to his plight. Could he keep it together long enough to find Frieda? What could he even say was happening to him? What even was this agony? Could the baby be dyi-? No. He couldn’t even consider that. Not then. As the pain dulled, he stumbled to one of the sin
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Let Us Try to be Human
He had beautiful eyes, that much was certain. As Victor held the lit wick in front of the Creature’s eyes, he watched the yellow- no, the golden pupils follow the dancing flame back and forth. Aside from the blood vessels that had ruptured around his irises, giving them a red and stained look, the eyes seemed to be working. The basic motor responses, at least, seemed to be working. Victor observed slight twitches in his muscles, but no major movement yet. He expected it might take days, even weeks for his creation to be fully able to- But the man instantly sat straight up and unhinged a blood-curdling scream. Victor’s heart froze
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty-One
The medical convention was held, appropriately, in the building of medicine at a prominent New York university. Said university held a longtime partnership with Bellevue, using the university’s medical facility as almost an add-on to their main hospital building, so the university’s department was large and well-funded. The floors were all polished white marble, and the walls were hearty grey stone. It had spacious operating theaters, well-stocked classrooms, and all the latest books. And it was clear they followed Joseph Lister’s methods closely, because everything was kept gleamingly clean. Being built within the past deca
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Forty
“‘But what you don’t know, gentlemen, is that I left out a very crucial detail about this experiment’,” Zeke paused for effect. “‘The truth is that, I myself am’…no, no, no!” Zeke looked at his notes, furiously striking through the proposed dialogue. Every other piece of the presentation was perfect, he was completely confident about the research, diagrams, and displaying the model womb. But when it came to the ultimate reveal, that there was no anonymous carrier, the words never seemed right. Zeke tried again. “‘What I mean to say, gentlemen, is that there is no mother&
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Thirty-Nine
“Now, so we’re on the same page, do you want William to know that you’re-” “Absolutely not!” Carla snapped. “Alright! Calm down! Just a question,” he threw his hands up. ‘If looks could kill,’ Zeke thought. Frieda gently rubbed Carla’s shoulder, which was quite tense. It was clear to them that she was on edge, a bit overwhelmed by all the noise and excitement of New York proper. Carla had been reluctant to travel with them, almost up until the carriage trip itself. She tried faking a stomach ache, but not being a very good liar, Frieda put her in the coach regardless. Now, in
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The Scientist's Experiment: Chapter Thirty-Eight
(FLASHBACK) Zeke stared at the chaise lounge, which sat empty. He blinked. Emily was sitting against one of the pillows, wearing her beautiful green dress, eyes wide open and vacant. Zeke gritted his teeth and closed his eyes again. When he opened them, a handful of anonymous Middlesport residents sat and chatted quietly, the blackness of their clothes seeming to blend into a giant, inky blob. For most of the funeral attendees, Zeke wasn’t even there. Had anyone cared to notice, they would have seen his sallow, sunken features, his sleepless eyes, how tightly he was clutching his glass, and that he had already refilled it a second time.
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He had beautiful eyes, that much was certain. As Victor held the lit wick in front of the Creature’s eyes, he watched the yellow- no, the golden pupils follow the dancing flame back and forth. Aside from the blood vessels that had ruptured around his irises, giving them a red and stained look, the eyes seemed to be working. The basic motor responses, at least, seemed to be working. Victor observed slight twitches in his muscles, but no major movement yet. He expected it might take days, even weeks for his creation to be fully able to- But the man instantly sat straight up and unhinged a blood-curdling scream. Victor’s heart froze
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