SF Drabble #448 "Bedside Manner"


"Listen, I know you're nervous, I know you've heard any number of horror stories from friends and family and the internet, but believe me when I tell you: there's really nothing to worry about. I've done hundreds of these comprehensive Upgrade procedures and I haven't had a 'crash' yet, not a fatal one."

Once it was in his body and brain would be dependent on it, and if his body rejected it, he would cease to exist. But he could feel the anesthetic in his system, pouring over his skin like a warm bath, washing away all his doubts.

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