Desperate, Marcus went back to Rufus on the bed, who was showing no signs of life. Maybe if he wired himself up again and subjected Rufus to an overdose of electronic stimulation, it would rouse the boy again enough for one last angry spurt, which just might correct this unexpected and critical ‘skin error’.
He held the skullcap terminals on his head tightly with one hand and flipped the switch to ‘on’ with the other. Success?
Tingling, but tightening skin? Not a chance! He was stuck in his old and wrinkly skin... and he hated the skin he was in!