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- Feb 6, 2010 | 12:03 AM EST
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GARRET: I am Doctor Garret Farnsby.
SETH: I am Doctor Seth Farnsby.
PETER: I am Peter Farnsby.
GARRET: From our father, we inherited Promos Biotechnologies.
SETH: He said to help each other so we could help others.
PETER: There was never any profit in altruism, father! Why couldn't you see that?!
GARRET: This all began about ten years ago. We'd just assumed control over the company when my wife's health began to fail. I couldn't bear losing her. I had a strange idea. I asked Seth for help.
SETH: Donating LIFE to someone--like blood or organs? I thought Garret had lost his mind! But if we pulled this off...
PETER: It didn't make sense. If it were possible, we'd be doing it already!...But then we had a volunteer.
GARRET: The process was a miracle! My wife was stronger, healthier...YOUNGER than ever!...But the donor...
SETH: For the first time, we'd killed a human being. Garret and I were horrified.
PETER: All because of that, those two shut down Promos for a week! With nothing else to do, I tracked investments and the news. There were twenty-seven death sentences that week. These days, Death Row inmates wait more than five years just to die. *pause* Why not put their wasted lives to use?
GARRET: A youth-restoring drug refined from the lives of the condemned?! Monstrous! Criminal or not, they're human beings! Peter wanted to harvest PEOPLE like a RESOURCE!
SETH: I could understand Garret's aversion to the idea. He didn't want any more blood on his hands. But if I could make this work, I didn't mind so much--since the subjects were felons.
PETER: Garret's idealism was impeding the greatest investment of the decade. Our investors and I owned more shares of the company than him, though, so WE had the final say. Plus, prisons nationwide were happy to profit from a cut of drug revenues and fewer heads to manage. The first prisoners arrived after two days. A week and 1000 inmates later, we began distributing. Marketing was difficult at first, but the drug's power swept away the initial outrage.
SETH: Peter said if Garret was so averse to killing anyone, he should go help me in the lab. I didn't see why Garret objected to using lives that'd been thrown away. It eased my mind knowing any deaths from perfecting the process would have happened anyway. But if there was one thing I didn't like, it was the idea of Peter running Promos. He was too concerned about profit to help anyone.
GARRET: For the next few months, all Seth and I could do was tweak the process. We were trying to avoid killing the donor! But no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't extract enough life force without taking ALL of it. All we did was improve efficiency, and demand outstripped supply in two weeks anyway. The drug was highly addictive in the elderly. Feeling young again was quite a high, and Peter was happy to give it to them--for a fee.
PETER: Only half a year later, the donor supply ran out. But I wasn't done yet. This opportunity was too lucrative to just fade away. I needed more. After some phone calls, our suppliers agreed to ship inmates with life sentences to stay in the game.
SETH: I was apprehensive. These people had longer to live. But then again, weren't they suffering in prison?
GARRET: It was the start of a terrible pattern.
PETER: The Water of Youth was the best thing that ever happened to Promos...and me. Within two years we were a multi-national corporation with the highest stock values in existence. Violent crime was down. And I was wealthier than ever. Just how much money could I make? I had to find out. So we became global. And expanding opened more opportunities.
GARRET: A few aging entrepreneurs were the top customers, and they were completely hooked. Every spike in sales fueled Peter's relentless hunger for profit. So then Peter reached out to 3rd-world countries in social turmoil. State-sanctioned genocide was, sadly, nothing new. But making a PROFIT off of it WAS. Couldn't Peter see what he was doing? Did he even care?
SETH: I had no idea it would become so horrible. Peter was buying and selling human