"Boys!" Harriet scolded in a harsh tone of voice snapping them out of their quasi-rebelliousness. "You will do exactly as we say. In a few minutes you will be dressed identically to Lisa and Ashley. You will cooperate and stop whining!"
At once the frowns disappeared replaced by contrite sheepish expressions of remorse and fear. Their heads stopped shaking and hung in shame. Their mumbling ceased. The injection Dr. Conrad had given each boy had destroyed any self-will to resist direct orders. They had no choice but to meekly acquiesce to the firm command. This didn't mean that they instantly accepted their fate. Far from it. It was simply that the influence of the drug left them incapable of showing their disgust and loathing much less refuse to obey.