She had such high hopes that this place was a fraud. Gerry ed the form. Not good," James mused. Such comments were followed by an 'unfortunately' and a dismissal. No pain, whatever.
That's when James O'Hara had called the surprise meeting in his office. In the past, you'd have to prepare for surgery. You would use your computer skills to get at their client file.
Gerry once again described the changes and the esthetician modified the projection. Gerry knew this was a dismissal and quickly left the office. An efficient guide took Gerry quickly up four floors and into the office of an esthetician.
When the changes were complete and Gerry indicated they were acceptable, the esthetician pressed a large button on the monitor labeled 'SEND' and sat back. True to their word, 'New You' did effect the changes painlessly and quickly. Just a short stay in our clinic and your new face is done. I'll call ahead to let them know you're coming and what's expected. Kikino handed Gerry an electronic tablet that was displaying a form.
Since all had gone well, Gerry was soon back on the street. Gerry was shocked. Get at their claims. Gerry decided to report is experiences to James immediately. Gerry made numerous contacts with other clients and discovered their treatments were going equally painlessly.
Oceanus's - metamorphosis — a new life (mermaid tf & tg)
The process started with a full biometric scan from head-to-toe. Gerry headed for the elevator and decided to see Helen in makeup. Find the dirt, you know. Helen recommended several minor changes: nose shape changes, cheek bone enhancements, things like that. Walking down the hall all kinds of musings came to mind. Welcome to 'New You'. Virgina, of course, had made sure that everyone in the makeup department knew that Gerry was coming. Once she'd calmed a bit, she called a general meeting. That's all. She was now looking directly at Fred who began to squirm a little under her gaze.
He invited Gerry to sit. The repercussions of that meeting still hadn't quite settled. In fact, I think you might find it a promotion, of sorts. Gerry sighed and swam over to the pool mirror and looked again at the reflection. It's all over the networks.
You'll manage. There was no holographic scanner anywhere visible. I've never even done a script for the show. After the introductions, a coffee and a doughnut and some small talk, Gerry described the changes Helen had suggested. Gerry knew this kind of comment well. Since an unfortunate childhood accident and a less than personable attending physician, Gerry had been afraid of surgeons. Be a real audience pull for ratings week in December. Three days later, he was once again in Dr.
Kikino's office for a final meeting. Something that conventional surgery couldn't do. She then turned to face Gerry. This is just a first contact. We'll give you the usual micro-recording equipment and you can start as soon as you are ready.
Her body language said she was interested.
A mermaid who finds herself beached on the shore with an unexpected visitor is forced to reconcile that she belongs to neither land nor sea.
Plastic surgery has always seemed a rather extreme method to effect relatively minor changes, in my opinion. She paused, cleared her throat again and tried a different tack. We don't need anything too extreme. The esthetician brought up a head and shoulders holographic projection of Gerry. Let's see what Virgina says.
Something extreme. We want you to make contact with some of the other clients.
Tails (transformations: book 1)
Things had been an entirely different only six months ago. Her team knew that particular tone masked a mean streak. Well, you really couldn't call the job working for Ms. Gerry had not even met the woman until that morning. There was a brief pause before her chief assistant, Lenora, cleared her throat. A few hours later a beautiful and efficient nurse came in and gave Gerry a quick injection with a gas gun. Researchers, Gerry knew, were a dime-a-dozen, easy to find and even easier to replace. Of course, it hadn't always been this way.
Her eyes told a different story. She'd hang them all if they didn't deliver what she wanted. What Virgina said was unprintable in any media. Why don't you go talk to our makeup people? He had graduated from the backroom to the exalted ranks of the undercover investigators. Armed with the information, Gerry took the maglev subway to the headquarters of 'New You' and presented himself at the information booth. Some pretty wild claims too. We've both been impressed by your research skills.
Gerry looked puzzled. You literally will be rebuilt so that your face will be in your genes, so to speak. Still, it had seemed a promotion.
The reflection was stunning, really very stunning. She'd replaced several members of the team as little as three months ly.
They'll help you decide what changes to ask for. The usually turn out tolerably well from plastic surgery once the bruising has healed. The seemingly endless daily grind of amusing the curiosity seekers was over once again. Gerry swam around the pool again. Virgina Norita, the reigning queen of the yellow journalistic network talk shows, had been fun to work for.
James quickly rescheduled a meeting to see Gerry. A lump rose in Gerry's throat. All I've done is dig up information from the information net, that's all. With any luck, the public would soon lose interest.
No knives, stitches, bandages. We'd like to put someone inside 'New You'.
An aide appeared and led Gerry to a different part of the clinic. At the time, Gerry had worked for Virgina Corporation as a researcher for a little less than a year.