First, it was guinea pigs. Then white rats. Next, a gigantic rabbit appeared. Wild monkeys clung to their cage bars.
“Honey,” she said carefully, “don’t you think we have enough pets?”
“They’re not pets,” he assured her, “I’m testing my new vaccine. Against my new virus. It took a while to perfect both—now all I need is a human test subject.”
She could get no more words out before the hypodermic needle jabbed her. Then a strange puff of vapor breezed across her face.
“I’ll be back to check on you later. Let me know if you’re…not feeling well.”
Author’s Note: I think most mad scientists working today probably feel at least some temptation to practice on their families first. Cuts cost. More efficient.