Zaul burst through the door, his sickly pale face twisted in barely contained anger.
"You had better have some results THIS time doctor."
Henry swallowed at the lump in his throat before holding up a vial of the golden liquid. Something inside of him felt there was something off, but he couldn't place it.
"I-I believe I have."
The Autofficer's face melted into one of glee. He snatched up the container, holding it to the light to examine it.
"Fascinating!" He exclaimed in his nasally voice. "And it works? You tested it?"
Henry fidgeted with his hands, not daring to meet this employer's gaze.
"That's the thing sir.... I-I haven't tested it yet. I-I didn't have enough time."
Zaul's face went from pleased to angry, to devious in a matter of three seconds. He sided up to Henry, making the doctor's internal alarms begin to blare. Hyde stirred anxiously, his own agitation beginning to bleed over.
"Well... I suppose we will have to remedy that won't we?"
Jekyll's alarms fired full force, and he turned to run, panic beginning to take over his thoughts. Something sharp rammed into the back of his neck. He cried out in pain, falling to the ground as something unbearably hot burned it's way into his veins. He turned to face Zaul, his eyes burning with betrayal and fear.
The Autofficer gave a snarling smirk, holding the now empty syringe aloft.
"Welcome to the Empire Doctor Jekyll."
With a laugh Zaul left, shutting the door with a click. Henry cold feel something changing, but for the life of him he couldn't tell what. Pain burned into his bones, his blood, his back.... good heavens his back!
He let out a choked gasp of pain, his hands gripping the cement beneath him.
Henry... what's wrong? I can feel your... AHG!
Henry shivered in pain, his face twisting in confusion.
Sharp, blinding agony tore his back to shreds, and he let out a scream of pure pain. Hyde let out an echoing sound, apparently experiencing his on version of the shared agony. It was so much worse than even transformations, and Henry felt he couldn't bear to take any more. He collapsed to the ground as the pressure in his back was suddenly released, the pain ebbing as something heavy draped across his back. He barely found himself able to move his head to look. His heart nearly stopped.
He had wings.