"Severe exposure to radiation begins a decline that is untreatable and atrocious. After initial vomiting, sensitive tissues like the tongue begin to swell, skin blackens, detaches itself, the cells of your body begin to breakdown. Your DNA is so grotesquely transformed so that, in the days following exposure, you're gradually robbed not just of your life, but the very thing that makes a human being. It's a dreadful journey, which more and more unwitting bodies began that night.
But, just as the flesh can tolerate only so much radiation, it seems the mind can only absorb so much horror... Before it closes up, protects itself."