He was wearing a hazmat suit5, but it wasn’t rated for being submerged in dangerous, unknown chemicals. By the time they pulled him out, his suit was full of the waste.
Now, laying in a hospital bed, the lieutenant looked around. It seemed as though everyone was telling him to remain calm, but that he was the calmest person in the room.
Doctors couldn’t help but cringe6 at the sores appearing on his body. For some reason, the lieutenant thought they all smelled. It was like he had a wolf’s7 sense of smell and everyone that came in hadn’t bathed in weeks, but that couldn’t be right.
Could it? He felt better than normal… even if he didn’t look it.