Writer and computery person. Occasional bastard.
Thirty Days of Writing 9/30:
beginning, accusation, restless, snowflake, haze, flame, formal, companion, MOVE. silver. prepared. knowledge. denial. wind. order. thanks. look. summer. transformation. tremble. sunset. mad. thousand. outside. winter. diamond. letters. promise. simple. future.
It takes fourteen weeks for the first sign of life to appear.
Operative Lawson examines the DNA under the microscope, and observes moving mitochondria. Good. Cellular function is the first major milestone.
It takes another two weeks for the design for the heart module to be finalised and built. For a while, Lawson isn’t even sure if it’ll work: it’ll fire electrical stimuli into the newly-regrown heart muscle, yes, but getting the heart to pump oxygenated blood around is an entirely different kettle of fish.
She holds her breath as she momentarily de-activates the LSM—and smiles as, slowly, the line of Shepard’s chest begins to move.