Dr. Maria Ramirez was in a serious bind. Due to a technical error, a coolant hadn’t been activated properly, which resulted in several vials of sperm samples becoming unusable for research purposes.
One of the new medical assistants had forgotten to use proper procedures with the equipment. In the end, she was the lab manager, and checking to ensure all the equipment was properly working was her responsibility.
Making matters even more difficult, she was being considered for the soon-to-be vacant spot of Head of Research and Development. She’d be one of a handful of women to have ever held that title, and the only Latina.
Failure wasn’t an option.
The research was set to begin at exactly 10 a.m. sharp. An hour away. Canceling the session was out of the question. She could settle for using one vial of a man’s cum. The only issue was, how would she get it? It was too late to contact a male research subject because they all had jobs during the day.
That meant she needed someone in the building to donate a sample. As she thought of who to ask, hesitation crept in. This was uncharacteristic of her. Maria was never a choker. But asking an underling to jerk off in a plastic cup was a bridge too far.
A thought came to mind.
It may not be politically correct, or even appropriate, but it was a solid plan nonetheless. There was one male in this building who was young, hormonal, beaming with testosterone… and most importantly… could keep a secret from everyone else.
With the clock ticking, she made up her mind. Before leaving her office, she grabbed an empty vial and cap, tucked it into her lab coat pocket, then headed to the floor below.
Maria saw him organizing lab materials in the supply cabinet, then she approached him. There were others in the lab and they had just finished their work. She was certain no one would mind if she temporarily stole him away.
“Can I talk to you for a second?” she asked, touching George’s shoulder to get his attention.
He turned to her. “Sure, let me take care of this real quick.”
George finished his duty and they went down to the hallway. A few months ago, she pulled some strings and gotten him this internship.
“I need a favor,” she said.
“What is it, mom?”
This was going to be a lot harder than she thought. But she decided the best approach was to be blunt. Especially since this was for science.
“There was an error with our sperm samples,” Maria explained. “They’ve become unusable and I’ll have to get another sample. My promotion depends on getting this done.”
“They’ll understand, I’m sure. I mean, why did this happen? It wasn’t your fault, was it?”
She shook her head. “I don’t make mistakes. What’s important is, I’ll need another sample to proceed.”
“Why are you telling me? I’m kind of busy here.”
Maria took a deep breath. “I’ve already told your supervisors that I’m borrowing you for the next half hour. Think of this as an extra break time.”
“Now I’m getting confused.”
“I want a sperm sample from you,” she said in a low voice, to make sure no one else heard them.
George’s voice turned louder than expected, just as two doctors walked down the hall. Everyone in the research department knew that they were mother and son. As far as Maria was concerned, this was classified. Her reputation would be ruined if people found out that she asked George to do something like this.
She took her son by the arm and led him to an office. The office belonged to another manager in research. She closed the door to get a moment of privacy. Then she closed the blinds for additional discretion.