Rex felt a sensation he soon identified as “solidifying”.

As the voice spoke and the other became more visible in front of him, he felt something. A warmth, a wholeness starting in the place he would have called his chest.

“Will I be human?” the thought came unbidden.

Of course you will, answered the voice.

But you will be more. You will have power beyond what you can imagine. Power that many seek.

“Jones,” said Rex.