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30 January 2007 @ 05:14 pm
 
It took Clair a while to put her lab all back in order after the Rassplosion.  Everything turned back into its proper form, fortunately enough (Ferris wheels do not work to scan bodies, alas), but not always in the right place.  And leaving Frank alone in here with opposable thumbs would have meant chaos, reality fractures or not.  And all the equipment that had previously been involved with experiments on her now-missing patients had to be packed up, too.  She used the opportunity to refit the cells and move the two patients she has left into them, all politely hidden away down a little side corridor.

And now it's all shipshape again, no, not that ship shape.  Even the living area is relatively normal looking, Inky's tangle of tubular  tank cleaned and repaired and the television once more treeless.  Clair's left Angelina with Otto, so it's just her and Nova waiting for Parker to come by
 
 
 
Parker Osborn: bedqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
And Parker comes, too, at the agreed-upon time. She isn't alone, either, casting a reassuring look back at her ex-husband as she PINs them in.
Spider King: six armsking_spider on January 31st, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Norman's trying not to look like a man on the way to the gallows, and it's mostly working. His smile is a little too ready, just a motion of the face and a nod in response when Clair greets them both
Parker Osbornqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
Parker smiles at Clair, a tiny, nervous little thing. "Hi. I -- hope you don't mind if Norman's here? He said he wanted to come."
Ockette: Brain!ockette on January 31st, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Only the very tiniest hesitation. There is a rapist in my house, and I can't kill him. "It's just fine, if that's what you want. The treatment's not the easiest thing, so having a hand to hold might help." One of the long arms gestures towards the lab. "This way?"
Parker Osbornqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
Please don't, yes. It would make things sort of awkward. "No pain, no gain, huh?" She goes where the arm directs her, tugging Norman along with her. A reassuring squeeze at his hand -- it's going to be alright.
Spider King: Handsking_spider on January 31st, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
He only needs tugged because he's using that as an excuse to get to touch her more. He's worried this will be the last time she lets him.

"How will this procedure work?"

See, touching. His hand lightly on the back of Parker's waist.
Ockette: Looooomsockette on January 31st, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Clair does her best to keep the coolness out of her voice, for Parker's sake.

"It's a neuroregenesis serum in a viral carrier. I'll inject the virus into your bloodstream, Parker, and it will travel to the brain, cross the blood-brain barrier, and deliver to serum to the damaged cells. There are side effects - just sit up here, please? - there's going to be an unpleasant amount of neural sensitivity, and the possibility of a siezure, but it'll pass quickly."
Parker Osbornqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
She nods, listening to what Clair's saying, and smiles as she kisses Norman on the cheek before getting up on the table. "How long will that last? Or will I even be able to keep track?"
Ockette: Brains?ockette on January 31st, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
"You probably won't. If you can try to count, it would be about a slow count of thirty, but the effects are very disorienting." A shrug ripples out along the arms, and one shoves a stool up next to the table and gestures Handy into it. "Could I have your arm?"
Parker Osbornqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
"Yes, ma'am." Smiling, flippant. Trying to fight off the sudden-not-so-sudden nervousness, as she holds out her arm for Clair. This could be the end of everything.
Ockette: Claw!ockette on January 31st, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Not just yet. A claw wraps around her upper arm, just above the elbow, and things move against her skin as it takes her temperature, her blood pressure, and her pulse. And various other little tests. "This is the examination, it'll just take a moment."

Clair pulls up the results on the computer nearby, just to check. "All right. Lie down?"
Parker Osborn: bedqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
(Oh, shh. Let her have her drama? You know how those Spiders and Goblins are.) She lays herself down, turning her head to glance at Handy again. Smile?
Spider King: Showerking_spider on January 31st, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
He takes her hand again and squeezes it, the cane lying by his feet. Leaning close, he smiles quietly and kisses her forehead. Goodbye, Parker.
Ockette: Needles!ockette on January 31st, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Clair slips the blue vial into its socket in her actuator, and the thing hums. "All right. The needle will hurt a bit, and then take a few deep breaths before you begin to feel the serum."

Okay, now.
Parker Osborn: sciencequeen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
The needle is just a pinch, the type she'd usually barely notice. But paying attention always, always makes it worse, and her hands are clenched into fists as it goes in.

And she breathes in, out. In. Out.

In.

And a strangled shout, choking on her own tongue, as every nerve and neuron lights up, a firestorm of sensation and memory. So many memories.
Ockette: Needles!ockette on January 31st, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Clair keeps the claw on her arm, monitering. She doesn't seem alarmed yet, though a curl of the arm moves to make sure Parker can't fall off the table.
Spider King: Showerking_spider on January 31st, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Norman's grip on her hand doesn't lessen a bit. He's right here, eyes fixed on her and desperate.
Parker Osborn: sciencequeen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
She shudders and jerks against the hands chains bonesaw actuator everything that holds her down, fists and head snapping back against the table. It hurts, everything inside her burning and twisting, and she can't do anything but gurgle, try to scream.
Spider King: Handsking_spider on January 31st, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Norman's moving to hold her head before Clair can even say anything, leaning close to speak, to try to get through. "Parker, you're all right, just a little longer. It's almost over, count with me, Parker? Come on, listen to me. One...."
Parker Osborn: bedqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
She doesn't seem to hear him over the din of her own mind, groaning as she tries to fight against the restraining metal. But true to Clair's word, the process... doesn't last much longer, her struggles tapering off into weak, twitchy shudders as she gasps for mouthfuls of air. Ow.
Spider King: Showerking_spider on January 31st, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
"Did it work?" Norman demands of Clair, brushing Parker's hair out of her face, unwilling to let go. "Parker? Can you hear me?"
Parker Osborn: bedqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Breathing. Breathing. Just let her... please? Put all the scattered, burning bits back together?
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on January 31st, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
"Give her a moment, Mr. Osborn. We'll know soon enough." The actuators release her, and Clair moves away to get a glass of water. That's usually the best thing, right after.
Parker Osborn: bedqueen_goblin on January 31st, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
Nnnfyes. And she'll just... lay here, still and quiet and breathing. Her eyes closed, her face shuttered-calm.
Spider King: Showerking_spider on January 31st, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
He's worried, here. It's a rather alarming treatment to witness, you have to admit. And... and he doesn't know who will look up at him when her eyes open. So he just presses a gentle kiss to her forehead, and barely murmurs. "Parker, Parker...." An invocation. Let it be the woman who loves still here, please... The woman who loves him.
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