They say when you wake up from cold sleep that you don’t feel cold. The basic idea is that your body temp is brought back up to normal and by the time you are conscious, you are all warmed up. I wish I could say that was true for me. I was chilly and not feeling all that great when I woke up and that should have been enough to tell me something was wrong but in my semi-conscious state I was too unaware of anything other than my own situation. It took me a while but eventually I realized that I was awake and that for some reason the tape over my eyes had not been removed by the nurse yet. I could feel the goose bumps on my body and the various tubes inserted were also feeling very uncomfortable.
I moved my hand and began to remove the tape over my eyes myself. No one stopped me or cried out for me to stop. Once I had the tape over them removed I took a deep breath and then slowly opened my eyes. It was a very bright blur for several minutes but then things began to focus. The first thing I noticed was that the hatch on the pod had opened automatically. This was not unusual but the fact it probably had been open for some time and no doctor or nurse had come down to check on me was unusual.
I removed the mask from my face and then sat up which caused me to regret it almost immediately as dizziness set in. My only real challenge now was disconnecting the two tubes that ran in between my legs. I found the clasp that allowed them to detach from the pod but both of the short insert tubes were still inside me. In my dizzy state, my mind began to wander and wonder if all those dreams about sex with robots came from those tubes but I quickly refocused. I then found the strength to hop out of the pod. I stood there for a second with one hand on the pod and the other on my forehead.
What was starting to amaze me was the fact that when I woke up I felt chilly and a little sick. Now however I felt pretty normal and the sensation of being sick was slowly giving way to feeling really good. Once I found my bearings, I removed all the injector modules from my legs, arms and neck until they occupied a small pile on the floor. They were all empty which meant the anagathics had been fully administered. Finally I removed the two tubes stuck up into my intimate places (which brought an involuntary sigh of relief) and then I stepped forward away from the pile of medical waste and found myself in awe of my ‘new’ body.
I had always been active but for the most part I was a book-worm and geeky girl. My favorite cardiovascular activity was either sex or walking to school. Given Jarvis was a quick bang, the first did not challenge heart and lungs all that much (unless I took care of myself, which is a different story) and the second only kept my skin smooth. I certainly was no athlete or even fitness conscious that much. Not that it mattered now.
I had no mirror but I could see that my body had changed. Any little places of fat had leaned out completely. As I ran my hands over my skin I found only lean and hard muscle underneath. I didn’t know what I could do yet but I imagined it was quite a lot more than before I got into the pod. My breasts were firmer and I definitely still had that hourglass shape all the girls strive for but I had gone from smooth girl to athletic build girl in a single year of cold sleep. Assuming it was only a year.
The real problem with this theory right now was the lack of personnel to greet my awakening. That along with the fact that as I looked down the row of pods, I could see none of them were occupied. This was odd as I knew that more people were scheduled to join me and I expected to be the first to wake up looking at row of nine more frozen lab rats like myself. The fact they were empty indicated that something had happened. What? I didn’t have a clue but I was not quite ready to go poking around.
I decided to do my yoga stretches to work the kinks out of my muscles and see if my joints were OK. I had no problem doing this stuff in the nude as there was no one watching and I had been doing this stuff in the nude since I was twelve. My father got a little alarmed when he discovered this because my room window was right across the street from another family that had a couple of boys my age. Guess dad didn’t think I should be the way that they learned the difference between boys and girls so after that I made sure my window was tinted black on the outside. In any case, as I stretched out I was amazed at how flexible I still was after the cold sleep. As I went through my poses, I found that some of them that I had originally thought were very difficult, we now only challenging. My balance and flexibility had improved.
After I was done with my yoga, I dropped down and did one hundred sit up, push ups and deep knee bends. I didn’t even feel phased, so I sprinted back and forth in front of the pods several times at full speed. I was a little sweaty after ten laps but only felt slightly winded. My body felt amazing. I was now fully stretched and warmed up. I began to look around for anything that could help me and I came up with zero. Not even a spare set of clothes. There was nothing for it but to venture out naked and find out what was going on.
I found the door to the chamber and discovered it was sealed. I then realized that the safety protocol was in place. The small monitor indicated that there was a ‘Code 011’ going on and that the chamber had been sealed. I tapped a few key to see what a code 011 was. The message beeped back – ‘planetary invasion’. My heart leapt to my throat.