subject's physical health stable
mental health remains good
teeth late? likely normal variation...
He looked up from his scribbled notes. “Nope. What about your end? Any change on finding a sea-mom?”
“Cetaceous maternal figure,” corrected the other. “Nah, they're still arguing back and forth. Don't want to pose a danger, etc. Madeline will be enough for now.”
“Madeline...” He frowned. “I think she may be getting too attached.” He looked out over the tank, to where the first dolphin-human hybrid ever engineered was playing in the water. Madeline had taken off her diving mask to lay her cheek on its head. It splashed away and trilled, an eerie sound halfway between a whistle and a giggle.
The other shrugged. “Think she might need to be replaced?”
“Yeah, there's that. Happens to human kids all the time, though. If they're adopted early enough, they don't even remember later on.”
“We'll see. I think everything's fine for now.”
“You're the expert there.”
“Yeah, sure. It's just the first success, and early stages. We could still end up having to scrap the whole thing. Let me know if they get moving on the next subject, will you?”
“Will do, but don't hold your breath. See you later.”
As the echo of footsteps died away, he turned back to the tank and the creature inside it. It blew out a spray of droplets that sparkled in the light. The water spun it to face him, and it trilled a laugh.
Oh, and this was totally prompted by Trifecta.