The Case of the Missing DNA

The Medium Guy is a junior version of the Big Guy, at least on the outside. Both tall, both lanky, both holding their shoulders like Rodin’s Thinker. Lately it’s apparent that they are like on the inside as well, most particularly because the Universal Translator is growing hot from constant use.

MomBrain: Get up. It’s time for school.

Medium Guy: I can’t.

MomBrain: Get up. <pulls the shade open for light>

Medium Guy: <turns over> I can’t! The ambient light levels are too high.

MomBrain: Get up.

Medium Guy: <covers eyes> STOP! My photoreceptors are overstimulated!