The door to the warehouse slowly crept open as Michael stumbled through, keeping himself concealed in the shadows, there was a noticable chill in the air, but ever since his infection, Michael had stopped seeing his breath in cold environments. "Victor?!" He called."You really don't understand the concept of Subtlety, do you?"
Came a voice.
"Victor, please, i don't have time for this." He grunted. From across the room, he heard the stomping of feet as a large, glowing ssuit walked into view. "My god... Is this the real you?" He asked."Not quite..."
Victor replied, looking down at his hands. "But it is the me that can survive in your world of heat."
Freeze was a very intelligent man, but still just a man, not being able to see into the shadows. Morbius, seeing Victor's disfigurements, exitted the shadows a little more confidently.
"I had no idea, i thought it was just propaganda." He couldn't look Victor in the eye. Victor slowly pointed his freeze-gun at him. Morbius put his hands up. "Wait, no, don't!" he called. "This is... Just a setback." Fries stared at Michael."I did not believe you about the vampires, but i would take any help i needed for..."
He gulped. "You plan to make Nora the same?"
"No, quite the opposite. I want me to not be this. If we can stablize this, i'm sure that we can cure Nora and Rachel's cancer's too." Michael sighed. Seconds later, he heard a strange sound, before everything went white.
Victor slowly began to regain his senses. "What the...?" Everything seemed distorted, even his hearing was acting up."Well, Michael, your blood samples are very interesting."
Came the heavily dampened voice. "You cultivated the serum in Vampire Bats you say? Well, it show. You share an alarming number of DNA sequences with them."
Morbius slowly looked around, he could feel intense cold, he then saw Victor without his armour on.
"Victor, i'm going to ask you this once... Did you shoot me with a freeze ray?""My apologies, but i cannot have anyone knowing the location of my hideout, not even you, my friend."
He was sat at a computer, staring at the analysis. "Unforutunately, i've not been able to lock down how many, your DNA seems to still be mutating. A combination of multiple different sources vying for dominance..."
"So... I am only part Vampire?" Michael asked, slowly struggling off of the bed, he could see his breath."As far as i can tell."
Victor rubbed his eyes. "It's like nothing i have ever seen. But, from what i can tell, your cells have become EXTREMELY adaptive. Come, look at this."
Michael walked over to the computer to see a shot of his own blood cells, they looked... Strange. "Look what happens when i introduce some of my blood into them."
He said, before pressing a few buttons. Some blue blood-cells float into view, before Michael's merge with it and adopt a strange blue tinge. "Now look what happens when we try to freeze it."
He then showed a side-by-side of Michaels blood and the new blood as the temporature fell. Michaels blood freezes at -2, but the mutant blood remains unfrozen, even as he stops at -12. "Your DNA seems to be able to take the most desirable traits of your victims and change them to your advantage."
"Are you saying that if I bite Superman, i'd get the ability to crush a planet?" He asked."I have no idea. We don't even know if this will cause problems to your mental state. The one downside that i can isolate is that your blood is hungry. I've never seen blood with a metabolism before, but yours seems to, that's why you have the overwhelming urge to feast on blood. Your brain has figured this out and is now causing you to feast in order to keep your blood cells from killing each other."
"So, if i don't feed on blood-""A death so painful, i cannot imagine..."
He got up and walked across the room to a drawer. "Take this."
he said, before pulling out a briefcase. "It will help in a pinch."
"You're going to freeze me again, aren't you?" Michael asked."Yes, but it's only until i can move you somewhere else.
He said, reaching over for his freeze-gun. "Just know, once you find a cure for this, i'm sure you will be able to step out of the darkness and into the light...
Everything went white.