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Lobotomy Corporation

by TeeQueue

Part 157: BCP 5 - Melting Love

X-394 is a big facility, full of mysterious creatures known as Abnormalities. Many of these Abnormalities can do very bad things if they're handled improperly, and it's vitally important that our agents know just what may happen if they're careless. What's a manager to do?

Episode 5: Melting Love

Music: trailer

Hi! I'm Paul! Just your everyday plucky employee of Lobotomy Cobotomy, here today to talk about Melting Love!

Melting Love is an Abnormality which requires a very particular form of handling. That's been included in other materials, so our job today is to show you what happens if you don't follow them properly.

Oh boy oh boy, I can't wait to see what the fuss is all about! Put me in, coach, I'm ready to work!

Now, Paul, we can't power you up every time. It's expensive, and we have perfectly good agents on hand already!

It's Extraction Captain Mizu! I've always wanted to work alongside her.

You'll be getting your wish today, Paul! Her suit will allow her to withstand the high Black damage that long-term work with Melting Love can cause, and as an experienced agent she can ensure a quick work process.

All our captains are so coool, Miss Hod! Will I ever get to be captain?

With hard work and determination, anything is possible at Lobotomy Corporation-even survival!

Ooh, it's a heart! So pretty! I'm all doki-doki'd, Miss Hod!

That heart shines over an agent at the exact moment Melting Love provides her blessing. From here on, we want to keep her all alone.

Remember, social distancing is important in any pandemic!

But since this time we're doing research, let's have you hang out with her for a while, Paul.

Ah, this is what we were waiting for! When infected, an agent gets a distinctive pink slime on their face.

Berrylicious! My mouth tastes like strawberries and death!

Now we simply have to wait-but while we do we'll send Mizu around to other departments as well, just for science.

Remember, a healthy social life requires speaking with your fellow agents!

But please refrain from doing so when you've been around Melting Love. Even an agent like Paul here can spread the contagion to others after they've been infected.

Sweet salmon! Miss Hod, my face has gone pink!

After around a minute, this happens-it means that the agent or clerk has progressed to phase 2 of the infection!

How much longer do we have to wait? It's killing me, Miss Hod!

Paul you silly, it's not the waiting that'll kill you. Just give it another minute or so to progress and we'll get to the big finale.

Oh boy, I hope it's fun and exciting!

Yowie wowie! That wasn't fun or exciting! It hurt!

After about 120 total seconds, the agent is subsumed by slime and becomes a member of Melting Love's army, but look at the bright side! The slime that consumed you believes that it is you.

See? It even keeps your name.

That's really nice of it! I'm glad to be part of a whole bigger than myself, Miss Hod!

Now, Paul, I have a question for you! Melting Love's work guidelines say that "The Qliphoth Counter dropped to 0 when the number of D-03-109-2 took up more than 50% of the department while D-03-109-1 was still alive." So, Paul, with all of the others of this department dealt with and you now a slime, what do you think happens?

That's easy, you just told me the answer! Melting Love's Qliphoth Counter drops to 0, Miss Hod!

Silly Paul, you can't trust everything you read. If Melting Love's counter had dropped, Mizu couldn't be in Safety right now, having an interesting conversation with Captain Mr.Black!

Googly moogly, the information is wrong? But that never happens! Well then… how do you make her escape with slimes?

I'm glad you asked. We've been having Mizu walk around and talk to everyone today for research purposes, and things are just finally starting to come to fruition.

Marshmallow heck, that's a lot of slimes!

It's only after 50% of the entire facility is changed to slimes that Melting Love actually breaches. She's actually rather docile otherwise.

Does that mean we're gonna' get to see Mizu transform, Miss Hod??

Unfortunately, she ducked into an elevator both times we attempted to film this-but it's the same thing as your transformation before. We do have her final form, though!

Oh boy! I love ultimate forms!

Now that's a big slime!

This is the primary slime, the vanguard of Melting Love. It will travel to the Abnormality's side, seeking her out no matter the distance.

Ah, I bet the breaching slime is still a cutie-pie too, right?

Why don't you see for yourself?

I think she's rather cute, myself!

A true vision of terror!

She calls out to her children, and while the smaller ones stand behind her as an army, Mizu's become her vanguard-to stand in front of her and defeat any enemies who would threaten her creator.

Wow! Even freaky abnormality slimes have families, huh?

It's nothing so complex as human emotions-these run on simple hierarchical instincts like ants. Our researchers assure us that there should be no reason to feel guilt when suppressing them.

Amazing! Our research department is so very top notch, Miss Hod!

Additionally: to any Agents or Clerks who have developed a habit of eating the leftovers of the Amber Ordeals when they show up-please be sure not to consume any strange slime found after Melting Love has been suppressed.

Just remember this phrase: "If the floor jelly's grape or orange, you'll keep standing. But if it's strawberry, report to the manager for handling!"

Thanks Paul! That's a great phrase-so great that we'll say it twice. Everybody, together!

"If the floor jelly's grape or orange, you'll keep standing. But if it's strawberry, report to the manager for handling!"

Very good! Well, that's all the time we have today. Thanks for joining us! And remember…

Knowledge is just pain plus observation! Have a great day!