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25 August 2007 @ 12:07 am
Welcome to the rest of your life, Doctor Grey.  
Clair is a methodical researcher, these days.  She's cultured Doctor Grey's blood, run a doze tests to be sure he's no strange mutant to create meaningless outliers in her data pool.  Everything looks good.

So, she pays him another visit.  He can hear the actuators before the door slides open, and she's suspended in their midst, high enough that she can look down on him.  That's a useful psychological effect, she knows, even if he's resistant.  It emphasizes the fact that while she may appear small and harmless herself (And... she is, except for her prediliction for needles), she has the complete use and control of four thirty-foot-long arms, each capable of crushing a car into something that would fit in a gym locker.

And she has a bag of candy.

"Good morning, Doctor Grey.  I hope you got some sleep.  Inky said you've been relatively quiet, that's good.  Is there anything you'd like for your room?  I know it's pretty sterile."  She rummages through the bag, picks out the last orange one, and unwraps it and pops it in her mouth.  All that are left now are pink and purple, and she offers him the bag.  "Sweet?"
 
 
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Dr. Grey: Looking off.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
If he heard her approaching, there is no evidence of it. Grey lays on the cot supplied to him, his legs crossed, hands folded over his stomach, and his eyes shut. The second she enters, however, his eyes open and quickly move to catch sight of her. It's probably safe to say he hasn't done the sleeping thing.

Grey raises his eyebrows at her a bit. He's not an idiot. He knows what she's going for by increasing her height. You're nothing but a midget on stilts in his eye's Clair. ....Very dangerous stilts. He finally turns his head to follow his eyes, focusing on her.

"Morning already is it?" He smiles a bit unpleasantly. He seems to consider her question in regards to his room a moment. "Nothing in particular." He says finally. He doesn't really plan on staying long you see.

Grey smiles knowingly at her offering as she extends the bag towards him. Once again, he's no fool. "I'll have to politely decline."
Ockette: Looooomsockette on August 26th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
"Well, it's a period of time we arbitrarily call morning, as this isn't a planet and therefore has no circadian cycle, but that's not really important." She ducks her head as she passes under over the threshold, to keep from hitting it. Her tentacles fill half the small room in writhing endless motion.

"Take a grape one. The offer is mandatory."
Dr. Grey: Self destruct?grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
"I see." Grey sits up and moves to sit on the edge of the cot. He takes on a look of mock offense at her insistence that he choose grape. "I don't have a choice now?" He grins. "What if I don't like the flavor?" The gauze pad over his shoulder is a bloody mess at this point and it's not unlikely that he's feeling a tad anemic.
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on August 26th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
"Then you can have a strawberry one too, but you are going to have a grape one." A claw gracefully dips into the bag, plucking out one of each and extending to him. "After that, I'll let you out."
Dr. Grey: Blue.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
She'd let him out of the room? Interesting. But not good enough. "And if I refuse?" His eyes lock with hers. There's no humor there now.
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on August 26th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
The claw moves closer. "I can force you. Like making a cat take pills."
Dr. Grey: Displeased Grey.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Grey's expression darkens considerably. "What are they?"
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on August 26th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
"Candy. I'll tell you what else they are after you've taken them."
Dr. Grey: Test tubes.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Grey grinds his teeth just a tad. Not pleased. But he'd really rather not have them force fed to him. That'd just be wholly unpleasant. And he's rather sure she'd do it too. "No permanent effects?" He sounds a bit snappish and growly now.
Ockette: GRINockette on August 26th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
"Nothing permanent." Entirely too calm a smile. "Just candy, Doctor Grey."
Dr. Grey: Sink.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Just candy. Sure. Right. Grey has no idea what chemicals are in these things or what their effects may be. But if the effects aren't permanent... (providing Clair isn't simply lying, which... is also entirely possible.)Well. He certainly can't fight four actuators off with one regular arm. And it'd be rather degrading to have a candy shoved down his throat.

Plus he'd be allowed out of the room after. He needed that. He needed to get some idea of the layout of... wherever the hell he was... if he wanted to escape. He reaches out and harshly snatches the purple one from the actuator.

Grey stares down at it for a few moments before unwrapping it and popping it in his mouth. Well. What do you know. It really is grape. Clair could just be messing with him... maybe it really is just candy. But he's inclined to believe otherwise. Grey takes no time to enjoy the wonderful grape flavor, instead he's quick to consume the candy. Over and done with, no sense stalling.

"There. Pleased?" He... might be looking at her like he wants to forcefully remove her head.

Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on August 26th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
"Not the strawberry too? All right." She puts the second back in the bag, and tucks that back into her lab coat. "Give it a few seconds, it's quick to take effect."

Doot doot, waiting.
Dr. Grey: Injection.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Hell if he's putting more questionable substances in his body than necessary. Grey taps his finger against his thigh impatiently. He wants out. Now. Maybe he should say something. I mean really it's going to take effect one way or another right? It's too quiet anyway.

"You said you'd let me out of here. I trust you'll hold up to that." His tone says there's going to be trouble if she doesn't. "Where are we anyway? Is this your facility? Do you own the place?" What? He's curious. And feeling strangely talkative all of a sudden. Huh.
Ockette: In His Shadowockette on August 26th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
She'll give him one of those later. "Out of this room, yes. There isn't really an out of this facility. It's my very own pocket dimension, and I really don't suggest you try the airlocks."
Dr. Grey: Here kitty kitty kitty...grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Grey scowls almost comically. Now she tells him. Hah. Okay then. He needs a PINpoint. "Right then." He stands abruptly. "Shall we?" He fidgets a bit.

"What exactly do you focus on as a scientist?" He adds.
Ockette: Brain!ockette on August 26th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Two arms gesture to the open door, drawing in to let him pass. "Right this way, Grey.

"I focus on neurology, mostly, with a heavy side interest in cellular manipulation and bioweaponary. What did you say your first name was, again?"
Dr. Grey: Displeased Grey.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
And Grey will start to pass her then! Open door. Huh. "Neurology is it? I'm less than surprised. Expected it really." He laughs a bit.

"As far as cellular manipulation, do you do a lot of genetic modification and the likes?" Grey was no stranger to modifying genes to fit his needs. He snorts a bit at the last one. "And bioweaponry. That certainly brings back memories." He's speaking a bit quickly. It's just kind of all rolling out at this point. It's easy to miss the sneakiness of Clair's question when it's tacked onto the end of all that science. And Grey does. In fact there's hardly a pause in his speaking before it's out.

"Alastor." It sounds strange even to him. How long has it been since he's actually said his first name? Wait... fuck. Grey freezes midstep with a twitch... a flinch even. It takes a few seconds before he turns to look at her. Oh, yes. He's not pleased. If looks could kill Clair would be a goner.
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on August 26th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
"I do a lot of mucking about with viruses, mostly. RNA modification, custom genetic work. I use viral carriers for a lot of my serums. Including the truth serum you just ingested, Mr. Grey."

She notes down 'Alastor' on his file, and smiles mildly as one of her arms nudges him to get moving again. Come on, little lab rat. Back to the main room.
Dr. Grey: Science wins!grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Grey bats the arm away rather violently, and then makes a grab for the file she just jotted his first name down on. Dammit. Damn.
Ockette: Claw!ockette on August 26th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
She wasn't expecting rebellion quite so soon, and he gets closer than she'd like before the rest of the actuators converge to grab for him.
Dr. Grey: Poison.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Aaand Grey is caught. He thrashes for a moment, eyes wild with nothing short of fury before he seems to get a hold of himself somewhat. She's not supposed to know that goddammit. Even if he managed to destroy the file, she knew. Just watch, the whole Nexus'll be calling him by his first name by the time he gets out of here. Goddammit.

"You aren't to refer to me by that. You aren't to call me that." He snarls. He ceases to struggle finally, regarding her with a nice healthy dose of loathing.

"You know, I'd imagine a truth serum would work better if the subject didn't know they'd ingested it." He grins unpleasantly and without humor. "But I'll give you credit. You did say you'd tell me afterwards after all." A pause. "I wouldn't have." Grey isn't above lying to get what he wants out of his subjects.
Ockette: Flirt!ockette on August 26th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
"I'm honest." Usually. "I step far enough outside medical ethics on the issue of consent, I may as well hold inside the few rules left. After all, I swore my oath by Apollo, and living in the Nexus, I may well meet him some day." Grin. It's a real fear of hers, but she won't let that on.

Since he's not going to be more cooperative, she carries him out. The pit is covered with a thick grating, and she walks over it to deposit him on a gurney, one with thick leather straps hanging from the rails.
Dr. Grey: Scalpel.grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Grey snorts. If you're going to go that far why not throw them all away?

Grey is carried out, much to his dismay. He's gone quiet. He intends to remain so now that he knows he's been serumed. And then he's deposited on the gurney. Oh. Hm. That's not good. No, not at all. He'll just be resuming his struggling now thanx. "What are you doing?" He snaps angrily. So much for remaining quiet.
Ockette: Claw!ockette on August 26th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
The claws hold him down, but she's not going for the straps just yet. "Calm down. I'm not going to hurt you."

It's totally an accident that one of the actuators accidently brushes the curtain beside them, opening it just a crack. Grey can, if he looks, see a lax hand lying on pale green blankets, pale and wasted and pierced by an IV feeding milky red fluid into its veins.
Dr. Grey: Here kitty kitty kitty...grey_matter on August 26th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Hah. Right, sure. Any more than is necessary for whatever she wants to do to him. He knows the drill, he does. He really can't believe he's in this position. He'd never of imagined it. Never. He doesn't belong here dammit.

Grey can be rather observant when he isn't being an absent minded twit and now is one of those times when he's on 'full alert' so to speak. Hell if he isn't going to take in his surroundings. Such is rather important for escape attempts you know.

Grey raises an eyebrow at the sight. Oh, he's noticed it alright. It's certainly piqued his interest. How curious. He's curious you know. He's almost forgotten to keep up the struggling.
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