The Deadly Photographer: Ch. 3
Sorry for reposting this, but I just found out a crucial detail about Stefano!
Stefano spent about a month sketching up his new idea to restore his vision. He couldn't remove his eye, no, that would be too dangerous a procedure. That would be risking his life.
And then he finally perfected it.
Stefano held up the tiny camera that would replace his pupil. He grinned triumphantly but grimaced at the sight of the seemingly sentient wires flailing about.
The main wires would connect to his optic nerve and hopefully bring his vision back. The rest of the wires would stay under his skin and keep the camera in place. Stefano was hoping that when the wires placed themselves under his skin, they wouldn't move around anymore. But he was already preparing for the worst.
It took Stefano a few days to mentally prepare himself for the procedure. He had no doubts in his mind that this would go wrong. How could it? He designed the camera, everything should be perfect.
Stefano stood in front of his bathroom mirror and looked at himself. Specifically, his right eye, which was now scarred. The memory of what happened would always haunt him, but he would just have to push through it.
There actually wasn't much procedure to be done. The camera would do all of the work. It would destroy the pupil, connect and root itself, and then restore Stefano's vision.
After thoroughly numbing his eye and the area around it, Stefano used a small pair of pliers and lifted the camera up to his eye. He held his eyelids open with his free hand then let the camera go to work.
Stefano was immediately met with excruciating pain as his pupil was destroyed. He shut his eyes tightly and doubled over, gripping the counter. Silent noises were resonating around his skull from his eye socket as the camera planted itself. The feeling of his skin crawling around his eye followed a moment later.
When he opened his eyes, Stefano could see again.