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March 30, 2009

Jeff R.: Playing Doctor

Vic turned the key. The engine cranked a few times, but wouldn't start. He wasn't surprised. It had taken a while to start in the morning, and they'd had to wait longer than expected on Li and Tysh.

He gave a little more gas, and tried again. The engine reluctantly started. Then there was a knock on the back door.

It opened up and the prison guards pushed another gurney into the ambulance. "Hope you've got room for one more," said the guard. "Appendix burst just after you left."

The door closed, and Vic shifted into drive, beginning to sweat.

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