very soon now

After years, centuries really, of dealing with the infestation, he finally had a cure.  He was more excited than he could ever remember being.

Sure the vaccine was slow to take effect and might not completely eradicate the problem, but it would at least bring it down to a manageable size again.  And that’s really all that he needed.  His flesh crawled with the parasites and he couldn’t stand it much longer.

Unlike most vaccines, it wasn’t an injection, but rather a topical liquid that would wash across his surface.  There was no way he could cover his entire self, unfortunately, but enough of him would be engulfed in the cleansing salve that when it dried up again he would be almost as good as new.

Or, so he had been told anyway, and it all made sense in theory.  He just had to be patient and wait for the treatment to spread out from the two application sites.

Patience was something he was very good at.  You couldn’t live as long as he had without learning how to relax and wait for the changes to come when they would.  Still, he’d put up with the contagion for so long that he was giddy with anticipation and that made it harder than normal to be patient.

Yes, it was a slow and painful wait for the ice caps to melt, but Earth knew the wait would be worth it.


Word Count: 239

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13 thoughts on “very soon now

    • It’s amazing how pretty much everything that is good for us (h2o, etc…) can end up being bad for us if “administered” incorrectly. Thanks for reading and commenting. 😀

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