A.E.G.I.S. REPORT # 89H6-3B0D
PROJECT: November Delta Alpha
DATE: December 10th, 20XX
BROWN: Doctor, what’s the status?
DOCTOR: Sir, the asset was caught in the outer range of a low-yield nuclear blast.
BROWN: She has a name.
DOCTOR: Excuse me, sir?
BROWN: Ignore that. Again, what is her status?
DOCTOR: For anyone else, it would be a death sentence, but the asset is much tougher than we thought.
DOCTOR: First, the asset is still here, which is remarkable. Even more, the asset is alive.
BROWN: That’s good.
DOCTOR: When the recovery crew arrived on the scene, the asset had suffered fourth-degree burns. Extremely severe, almost always fatal.
BROWN: Can you save her?
DOCTOR: We have the asset in an experimental gel bath which should help. However-
DOCTOR: The asset’s ability to heal is remarkable-
BROWN: So you keep saying.
DOCTOR: Sir, it’s not a question of recovery, that’s going to happen. At least physically. But the level of pain the asset has experienced is terrifying. I question if the asset will remain… viable.
BROWN: Your job is to make sure that she is.
DOCTOR: I’ve read the psych profile of the asset, as much as was I was cleared for. Not extremely stable to begin with.
BROWN: Your point.
DOCTOR: The asset is effectively being tortured. Survivors of such experiences are changed. Not for the better.
BROWN: You think she’ll become dangerous?
DOCTOR: Maybe? There is no way of knowing. No one has ever survived something like this.
BROWN: Doctor, I strongly encourage you to make sure she recovers fully.
DOCTOR: I can’t guarantee that sir, I-
BROWN: That was not a suggestion.
DOCTOR: I understand. We’ll need additional psychiatric personnel.
BROWN: Consider it done.
DOCTOR: One other thing sir.
BROWN: What is it?
DOCTOR: Normally, protocol is for the asset’s enhancements to be neutralized when back at base.
BROWN: I set those protocols.
DOCTOR: Of course sir. It’s just that the asset’s enhancements are the only thing staving off death.
BROWN: Are you proposing that we push a button and let her die a painful death?
DOCTOR: Of course not! That’s a violation of my oath as a physician.
BROWN: Good. Clearly, the protocol can be broken, given the circumstances.
DOCTOR: Of course.
BROWN: I’ll have a list of vetted psychiatrists for you within the hour.
DOCTOR: Thank you, sir.
BROWN: I’ll need regular updates on her condition.
BROWN: And doctor…
BROWN: If you can spare her pain, please do so.
BROWN: Thank you.
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