CHAPTER 01: Exigency of Life [1930 hrs.] June 18, 2014, 12:41:00 AM CHAPTER 01: "Exigency of Life"[ USS Theurgy | Main Sickbay | Deck 07 | 1930 hrs. ] Attn: Searcher, Nolan, Cathreen Dawinter (and Brutus)The moment of truth, so to say, had finally come.It had been a long day indeed. Hours upon hours by the DNA resequencer control panel. The interface software they worked with was hooked up to the central biobed, and in turn, the stasis unit that laid docked into it. For indeed, Sarresh Morali had been in stasis the whole time while they worked on changing the DNA that made up his body and flesh. The aquatic denominator had been found early on, and after it had been isolated, work began to change the required DNA from Ash'reem to Human, and for that, they needed a point of reference, and as much had been provided by the sample of the late Rennan Cooper's DNA.In shifts, they had changed the very genome of the patient. String by string. Number by number, and it had been a very, very long day. From early morning, until 1930 hrs. Taking turns by the computer panels and recreating the human DNA. As it were, they had a reprogrammed popsicle in a stasis unit, and the four of them stood in a circle around the biobed. Lucan raised his pale eyes to look towards Eve Jenkins first, and then Amelya Duv. The last person was Sar-unga Neleo, the Asurian that was now going to make her contribution to the recovery of their patient. They were three remarkable women that had helped bring this about, and remarkably different from one another too. In fact, the only thing they had in common was himself, he thought in dark humour. Odd, though, how he suddenly felt a bit ashamed at his own amusement.In any case, they had now reached the point when the blank cells from the Asurian's Velsren sac was about to be intravenously introduced to Sarresh Morali's body, all while his body slowly exited its current state of stasis. It could not happen too quickly, since he was on the very verge of life and death from his ordeal on Theta Eridani IV. He needed time to gain support by the healing agent, 'thawing' under close surveillance. Also, Sar-unga had informed them that it would be a slower process than when she returned to her natural state since the residual Ash'reem DNA was not fully compatible with hers. "Nurse Jenkins, would you do the honour of beginning the intravenous therapy?" asked Lucan with a smile yet without ceremony, referring to the first bag of five being placed in its dedicated compartment in the biobed, which would route the blank cells into the compressed air muzzles in the stasis unit, which would gradually transfer the injectant from the biobed into the the body. Just like a hypospray, only in form of a metallic coffin. "Calibrate the timing and injections so that all five bags of blank cells can be emptied before we leave, please."Then he turned to the CMO of the Harbinger. "Would you like to calibrate the thawing cycle, Doctor Duv?" he asked as he stepped up to the prone stasis unit. "Just make sure he remains sedated until the morrow, when Doctor Maya will begin the post-treatment neuropressure therapy."Lastly, he turned to Sar-unga, bringing to mind something that had been discussed earlier. "Do you think this healing agent of yours will be able to restore his sense of sight completely? The eyes were exceedingly hard to reengineer into human ones given the difference in the two species' physiology." Ash'reem eyes were almost three times the size of humans, and while the change of the cartilage skull was easy to make, the eyeballs themselves almost impossible to fully adapt while retaining function. Theoretically, based on the new DNA, it might still work, yet the odds were too low for comfort. "I bring this up because we do have the alternative to give him ocular implants, but they will have to be... removed from their previous owner first. I know that you are a spy and not a medical scientist, but you know your own abilities and their limitations, and I would like to know what you think the odds are that he will recover with fully functioning eyesight."Once they were finished, Lucan would dismiss them all well in time to prepare for the night's event. They had all earned it.OOC: Posting order is independent. I figure this might be a short thread leading up to Chapter 02 and to establish that Sarresh is due to wake up on the morrow. PM me with any questions you all might have!