“Rescuing cats is one thing. Running a cat sanctuary is another. But this?” Ben indicated the gene-splicing equipment with a wave of his hand. “This is too far.”

“I’ve had a singular vision, an image which has haunted my waking and sleeping hours for years,” Liz said. “A color spectrum made entirely out of cats, one for every color of the rainbow. I’ve got every natural color variation, all the richest yellows, oranges, and whites. But it’s not enough. And these jellyfish genes are the only way to make that vision a reality.”

“And what happens then?”

“The gate opens, my friend. The gate opens.”

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