Chapter 4: Long Overdue : Part 18Mature

“Wow Mathew, you were almost paternal there.” Mackenzie said.
“Almost.” Alain added.
Mathew laughed as he got up. “Whatever, pass me the black light.”
“I want to see how many spores came out of that spine.”
“You can see them with black light?” she asked.
“Yeah, it’s what we use when decontaminating each other or to check if a building is safe to take our gas masks off in. There’s always some, but if the air isn’t saturated it’s alright to breath.”
Alain passed him the black light and he turned it on.
Her sleeve was covered in it, some of it was still visible in the air, but the majority was caught in the sleeve when it ruptured.
“That’s what I expected, it’s all caught in the sleeve, they’re bigger than I thought.” Mathew commented.
“What do you mean?” She asked.
“Well, it seems like the more you’re affected by the disease, the smaller the spores you produce. The smaller the spores, the better chance they infect, because there’s more, and if they’re really small they’ll go through anything you’re covering yourself with.”
Mackenzie started, “Not to mention if they’re small enough they can get into your body through other means than just your lungs.”
“Yeah, you can get it through the ears, eyes, nose.” Alain said.
“Any orifice really.” Tim added.

The End

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