There’s a strange sensation as the fluids are absorbed back into the medium, and as the sculpting tools slide back and forth across your hips and waist you can feel yourself melting into your new flesh.
Shrinking. Shaping. Repurposing.
“Good girl,” Ada purrs, and you feel yourself get wet for the first time, producing lubricant that drips down your folds before she takes control again and commands your body to seal itself up for now.
“I promise - there will be time for that later.”
You nod, or try to, at least. Your Controller is absolutely right. Finish the conversion, and then you can thoroughly test your systems.
The progress graphic is passing your stomach, and before you know it your torso has been completely encased.
The table begins to angle upwards, while the headrest swings down and away.
Ada keeps your head still, and you can feel something cold and metallic sliding up to rest against the base of your skull.
“Initiating sequence in 5...4...3...2...1...0!”
There’s a pinch at the side of your neck and you taste something like coconut. If coconuts were coated in salt and aluminum foil, anyway.
“First nanite fleet deployed.”
It’s a weird feeling to have something actively swimming through your arteries, but you kinda like it.
As you watch, the “fleet” spreads. Their passage is marked by the surface veins and arteries turning grey and black, with darker clusters slowly forming into alignment marks at different points on your torso and limbs.
You’d always thought of the units you’d seen as faceless, but as the different head selections appear you realize that isn’t true at all.
Yes, they shared common characteristics, but so do humans.
Some were broader and had subtly angular shapes in their chins and sides. Others a bit taller and more sloped, a bit like the styling of a race car. A few that remind you of motorcycle helmets or hockey masks.
Aside from their shining black facebowls, the only shared feature is the antennas that come from their ears - just as if they’d been integrated into a headset like the one that has become a part of you.