Maryland Medical Institute & Asylum, Annapolis
Dr Maxwell Warren stood in the loading dock looking at the pile of bodies being unloaded by several Ferrum employees in biohazard suits. “What are you doing?”
“Monthly dead drop sir” came the muffled reply as they hauled bodies off the hovertruck
“A what? Stop! STOP!” Dr Warren yelled and grabbed the closest Ferrum operative “What are you doing?”
“Dead drop sir. Every month bodies from around the country are shipped her as per Dr Essex’s orders”
“No idea sir. We just haul’em over here and go back for more”
Dr Warren kicked the charred body of large monster man with red hair and horns “So freaks, monsters and animals”
“Pretty much sir. Mainly muties, freaks and spiders. Sometimes people killed by them kinda things too”
“Why?” Dr Warren tapped his foot over another ‘thing’.
“No idea sir. We just haul’em over here…”
“And go back for more, okay. It stops today!”
“No more dead drops. I’m not some bizarre vivisectionist like Dr Essex, who by the way is an evil starking son of a stark!” yelled Dr Warren.
“So where should we take the bodies?”
“I! DON’T! CARE!” growled Dr Warren “Bury them maybe! This dumping stops today!”
Dr Warren glared at the hooded employee “Leave now. Stop what you’re doing, and leave before I do something you’ll regret!”
The Ferrum employee looked at his three companions and shrugged, then flipped a lever on the back of the hovertruck spilling another forty bodies out onto the loading dock. “All yours now”
Dr Warren looked at the pile of corpses strewn about the place. It was quite a macabre sight. The hovertruck pulled away and he spotted another one waiting to take its place.
“You have got to be starking kidding me!”
Dr Warren sat in his office, looking through papers, notes and files made by Dr Essex. Most of it was gibberish, nonsense even. He found snippets on why every month hundreds of bodies but no clear explanation why. Some went to be autopsied but it just didn’t make sense.
“Excuse me Dr Warren”
He looked up to see a young nurse standing in the doorway “What?”
“You need to see this”
“Sir, I could try to explain, but it’s easier if you come and look”
Dr Warren huffed as he got up “This better be good”
Dr Warren and Nurse Amelia stood on a sub-sub level, something not listed on any schematic. It was a vibranium reinforced vault door and from the other side was a dreadful banging. Nurse Amelia pointed to the viewing port. Dr Warren looked in and was horrified. About forty alien, insectoid creatures slammed into the door like ravenous beasts, the room littered with skeletons.
“What the stark?” exclaimed Dr Warren
“It gets worse Dr Warren” said Nurse Amelia as she flipped on a microphone from inside the vault.
“FEED US! FEED US! FEED US!”
Dr Warren shock in terror “What are they?”
Nurse Amelia handed him a board, Dr Warren looking at it quizzically before realising it wasn’t a holo-pad but a clipboard. Dr Warren scanned the papers seeing Dr Essex’s scribbled, garbled notes.
“You sick, evil, clever bastard!” muttered Dr Warren
“What would you like us to do sir?”
Dr Warren pondered for a while before answering “Resume the dead drops”
“Yes sir” said Nurse Amelia as they headed back up to the lifts