Booker Larkin has the makings of a child prodigy.
However, with a dead mother and no formal education, he finds himself in an orphanage surrounded by dull and average children.
Except for Benedict Hawk.
Benedict is just as brilliant as Booker, if not more so. The two form a fast friendship, bonding over their love for reading and learning. Soon, they find themselves desperate to try their hand at the science they spend hours studying.
The boys embark on a mission to test the boundaries of biology and medicine. Benedict pushes Booker to join him in his questionable experiments, and together, they prove to be an unbeatable team.
Their risky behavior, though, could be what ends their bizarre bond.
Elysium series short story.
Cover art by @MagpieGD