7 Billion Pills

The world has been swept by an unusual migraine tablet...
And no-one can seem to get rid of it.
The burden falls on Miss Katie Chase to stop the pill's effects from spreading...


2. Stupidity

"No, no." I hissed impatiently through my mouthpiece, "If I had wanted to pay someone to do the job badly, I would have hired my friend's six year old son. Yes, yes, he's very adorable, but he's not been employed to save lives, has he?" I waited angrily, drumming a monotonous beat on the surface of my desk. The voice from the end of the line mumbled:

"Uhhhhhhh... Was that rhetorical?"

"If all the people working in your department were as incompitent as you, I might have considered shutting it down. In fact," I continued bitterly "If I wanted the job done that badly, maybe I should have just hired you... Anyways, I have far more important cases of stupidity to deal with. Goodbye!" And with that, I clicked the button on my headpiece and all was silent. Just for one blissful moment, before-

"Miss Chase, I come with matters of extreme urgency..."

I looked up to see a tall, heavily built man standing balefully in the doorway, his lab coat daubed with what looked like chemicals mingled with the fresh stench of sweat.

"Well?" I inquired "If it is that urgent, you should be telling me much faster. If it isn't, I definitely don't appreciate you disturbing me."

"Yes, Miss Chase, I understand, but... We have reason to believe the Hospital is facing..." his face quivvered and twitched before he uttered his last words:

"...An epidemic."


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