CHAPTER 10 The day began at 6:50 in the morning. John got a call from Brian; Hurry come quick! What could this be for? John thought. He picked up an apple and left for Brian’s house. After a near five minutes of driving, John finally got to Brian’s house. He knocked on the door, and there was no response. After a few silent seconds, he knocked again, this time a little louder. Still, there was no answer. Then, John remembered what happened yesterday, and got in his car and sped off to the old tenement. It was here where he found Brian waiting outside, looking frivolous.
“John! Finally, what took so long?” He seemed angry at John and there seemed to be a problem waiting inside.
“Well, I thought you were at your house. Why are you out here and why did you call me here?” John was slightly aggravated. He did not like getting up so early, especially since he had to work later. Brian responded with,
“Oh, sorry about that. But still, I need help.” John wanted to know what Brian’s problem was so he asked,
“What’s your problem, Brian?” John was getting even more annoyed, because Brian was just pacing in circles. He was nervous looking, too. After taking a few deep breaths, Brian said, “OK, OK. You know how I was working with stuff before?” John nodded his head. “Well, I think I created some kind of life form!” John rolled his eyes and sighed. Brian noticing his disbelief screamed, “I’m serious! Quick, come inside. I’ll prove to you that I am not going psycho!” John felt there was nothing to lose, so he accepted Brian’s offer and joined him into the house. The door creaked as they opened it, and the floorboards creaked as they were stepped upon. John swore he could hear a rat run in and out of holes in the wall, although he never saw any rats. Once the two got to Brian’s lab table, John’s mouth hung open, aghast to what he just saw.
“Brian! What did you do?” John’s eyes were bug-eyed. Brian replied with a simple, “I was just messing with some chemicals and I made this! Awesome, right?” John could not believe what Brian had been doing. This was an amazing sight.
On the lab table were four beakers; one was empty and the other three were all about half full. The same sandwich he noticed yesterday was still there, but with one or two more bites taken out of it. And there it was! In the middle of the table, was a little petrI dish. On it was what appeared to be a green liquid. And floating in this liquid, were little creatures, moving around and creating ripples in the liquid. Brian assured John that there was nothing living at the start of his experiment, which amazed John.
“Brian,” John began, still eyeing the petrI dish. “Stanley and I were only messing with minor chemicals, just to see them change color or smell! We were not trying to create a new type of creature!” John was flabbergasted. Brian smiled and giggled.
“Oh John, what does it matter? I thank you so much for giving me this idea! It does not matter that you were doing it for fun! What matters is that I did it to make something important! Now, I am not sure what I plan on making, but it will be something terrific. Something that will change the world forever!