My hands were shaking from anger this time, but I dreaded the fit I felt coming on. All the events of the day were taking a toll on me. I coughed, and felt the usual shrinking sensation in my throat. That was followed by the panic when I took a breath, only to realize it wasn't enough air.
I wheezed, coughing again. The man didn't hesitate. He reached out a steadying hand when my body stiffened and I continued to hack.
"Relax," He instructed, trying to sit me down on the table again. His fingers were large enough to hold both of my wrists together and pull them up for me.
"Do you have an inhaler?" He asked.
Inbetween coughs, I choked out, "Cloak."
He glanced around until he noticed my cloak crumpled on the floor. Hooking it around my shoulders, I threw the hood up and pressed a button on the left inside of the collar. The same veil dropped drown in front of my face and released a mist. I breathed deeply, closing my eyes.
Once I'd caught my breath, I wiped fresh blood from the corner of my mouth.
When I glanced up, the man was watching me intently.
"It's spread to your larynx."
It wasn't a question.
I shook my head, "Don't change the subject."
He looked me over more. Even went as far as trying to pull out a stethoscope and listen to me breath.
"Don't touch me." I warned, pulling away.
He glared at me. "It could very well spread to your heart next. If it hasn't done so already."
I returned the hostility, "What did you do?"
"I didn't do anything. Your father offered to be part of a new study."
I sat very still and absorbed that information. Snapping my eyes back on him, I demanded.
"How could he be part of a study? He isn't-" I stopped and looked up at him. Dr. Mckay held my gaze.
"In order for him to become a test subject we had to inject him with the virus."
My jaw fell. "Are you kidding me?"
"He consented. He's a grown man capable of making his own-"
"You actually let him do that? What kind of a monster are you?"
He flinched, becoming defensive.
"Where is he?"
That same mechanical eye zoomed in and out, before he turned and stalked down a corridor.