She eyes the test subject in the room as it paces around. He stops for a moment, looking around at the same walls that he has seen countless times for the last two weeks. He turns to face her, tilting his head to the side before baring his fangs and rushing forward. And like the previous times, the protective spell holds and throws him backwards across the room. Perhaps his mind is entering a feral state where he can't comprehend what happens. Every time he goes after whoever is behind the mirror, it is the same result. Yet he continues to do it over and over with no further progress. And he only charges the mirror when someone is in the room, so that takes out the possibility that it is the mirror itself. A knock at the door draws her attention away as a well dressed man enters the room.
"Good afternoon Doctor. Do you have a moment to bring me up to speed on the project?"
"I do. We can discuss this in my office."
The pair exits the small room into a bare hallway, the lighting harsh to most eyes and the whiteness of everything gives it a sterile feel. Continuing in silence through the winding corridors, they come to an unmarked door. Pressing a button on the wall, a panel pops open next to the door frame. She places her hand on a Lexan plate and her eye to a retinal scanner. After a few seconds the door unlocks. Pushing it open, she ushers him into a modest office, gesturing to the chair as she takes a seat behind the desk.
"This is uncharted territory that we are entering. The results have been unpredictable with quite a bit of trial and error. We are making progress though."
She passes over a folder containing photographs, medical reports and laboratory documentation.
"My team and I have gotten the easiest part done, turning the immunization into a weaponized form. Getting it to not kill a vampire outright the first time was harder. The one in the holding pen right now carries our current version. With each day, he gets more and more aggressive. Possibly a side effect or just the natures of this vampire as other subjects have not shown this kind of behavior. We are nearly ready to do a test run to see what happens when we expose him to others."
"I would like to see that test firsthand when you are ready to do it."
"It should be before the end of the week. Now here are some of the limitations that we have run into. While we can turn this into a biological weapon against vampires, it will never be contagious. It will never be like a plague. With that, it is more of a one use product. You turn one into a suicide bomber, to enter a group, ideally in an enclosed space, to wipe them out. How many get taken out will vary, depending if it can get close, if it goes after something else beforehand and dies. That brings us to the next point. We have not been able to create a mobile delivery system yet due to their physiology. And I don't see that happening. So you'll either have to abduct some, bring them here unwillingly, infect them and release them or get volunteers willing to undergo the process to become a vampire and to become a suicide bomber. That matter is at your end to decide on."
The man nods, taking in the information as he scours over the data in the folder.
"I will look into that once everything is completed. I see also from the reports here that this may not affect the older, stronger vampires."
"That's correct. It will affect the lower ones easily, but we have no way of knowing how the older ones will be. It may just make them sick for a few seconds, minutes or not at all. I doubt it will kill them or harm them seriously. If you know one willing to be tested upon, feel free to bring it in here and I can get you more accurate results."
The man closes the folder and slides it back across the desk to her.
"No I don't. In the meantime, give me a call when you are ready to do the test later this week."