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07 September 2007 @ 09:19 pm
Livin' it up. Sort of.  
Once Clair is gone Grey wastes no time finding his feet. The going is painfully slow but eventually he figures out how to walk. He makes his way slooowly to the bathroom.

Grey manages to brush his teeth, shower, change his clothes, and change the gauze pad on his arm. And it only takes him a few hours! But by the end... he's noticing that things are getting easier. That he can feel again. Just a little. Pressure here... a pin-prick of pain there (ribs, agh, he's been moving too erratically).

He's noticed that there is a pen and a journal on the desk... but he highly doubts he'll be able to manage writing quite yet. Not easily anyway. Instead he finds an easy snack in the kitchenette and then... well why not? He checks the door. And is rather surprised to find it open.

He stands there for a moment. Why would it be open? Was it purposeful? A slip of the mind? Was she toying with him....?

....He quietly slips out.
 
 
Current Mood: Cautious.
 
 
 
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Well, if she expected him to be drugged for another few hours, why would she bother to lock him in? It would just be an inconvenience for her, really.

But what he finds outside his cell, down the short, empty corridor, is her lab, most of the lights off, and the room abandoned. Clair's gone to dinner with her family, apparently. Or somewhere. She's not here. What is he going to do?
Dr. Greygrey_matter on September 10th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Grey is wearing a simple T-shirt and sweat-pants, seeing as they were some of the easiest things to put on when you have one arm, which you can't even feel. He quietly pads down the corridor on bare feet, eyes everywhere. A trick? Not a trick? Huh...

He realizes he can now feel the pressure of his weight being bore on bottoms of his feet, though he can't yet feel the coldness of the tile floor. He's also becoming increasingly aware of the rib again. And the ugly, open wound where an arm once was.

Grey will first and foremost, attempt to find a PINpoint. Though he's rather easily distracted. If there's something shiny and interesting he's bound to be drawn to it.
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
No PINs to be seen. Sorry, Grey, she's not an idiot. The Lab is mostly powered down, but lights linger in various incubators, and a TV plays silently behind the curtained-off corner, throwing weird lights up the wall and against the high ceiling. Dim light also comes through the door that was open and black before, very dim.
Dr. Grey: Scalpel.grey_matter on September 10th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Bah. It was worth a try! Grey will then be drawn to the incubators first. Like a moth to flame. What could be inside? He peers into each of them curiously, keeping an eye out for any notes that may further explain.
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Growing things! Petri dishes full of amber-colored gum agar alive with crawling molds in brilliant colors. And each incubator has a computer screen set into it, with a tiny octopus screensaver jetting from side to side.
Dr. Grey: Blue.grey_matter on September 10th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Hm. Hm. He glances at the other two curiosities in the room. A curtained off area and a dark room. Perhaps he'll come back to the incubators after.

Grey starts to make his way to the area divided by a curtain. He also manages to nearly trip over his own feet only once on the way there. Well, at least the drug seems to be wearing off faster by the minute. Grey will peer behind the curtain then! What's behind curtain number one?
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Why, there's a man there. According to the band on his wrist, his name is Jacobs, Bernard T, and he's been here since August, 2005. His bed is neatly made around him, hands folded on the thin paper blanket, eyes open but vacant. The television is on mute, playing some nature show with a bright-smiled host, but his eyes don't track what's on the screen. The only sign that Bernard is alive are the occasional slow blinks.
Dr. Grey: O RLY?grey_matter on September 10th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Grey raises an eyebrow. Interesting. He'll enter the area behind the curtain then, and of course read that band on the man's wrist. Hm. Hm. Grey reaches before the man's eyes and snaps his fingers there. It's a little more dull than it should have been but hey considering he's still feeling pretty numb it'll do.
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Nothing. Bernard has no idea you're there, sir. No one is home.

But he looks fairly well-cared for, for a lab rat. Physically healthy.
Dr. Grey: Test tubes.grey_matter on September 10th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Grey clucks his tongue a bit and backs out from behind the curtain, glancing around quickly to see if anyone's snuck in. Still nothing. Suspicious. Strange. But if it really was a slip up... he probably doesn't have much time to peek around.

Grey makes his way for the room with the dim light. The drug is wearing off fast now, he can feel both pressure and pain and even the cold tile of the floor now. It's certainly a relief. Though the brief respite from the pain of his wounds wasn't entirely unwelcome.
Ockette: MRIockette on September 10th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Through that door is... space. The small room beyond has no ceiling, and the stars above it shine bright and clear with no interference from an atmosphere. There aren't many, perhap a hundred all told, but directly above is one of particular brightness, a cold blue sun.
Dr. Grey: Skull.grey_matter on September 10th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
Oooh. Oh. Huh. At first Grey figures it must be a projection of some sort, but as he steps into the room he realizes that... it's not. Wow. He stares up at the sight for a good few minutes, quite possibly forgetting where he is. Spectacular.
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Inky!: Shiny!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
At that point a small ball of metal and squish shoots out of the drain of a sink. Following closely behind is a brilliantly colored hummingbird. Inky hits the floor and rolls around Grey's feet a few times before unravelling and tapping on his foot. "Hullo! Got any more earwax?"

The hummingbird, meanwhile, zooms about the ceiling and scolds Grey for just existing, apparently. "Cheet! Cheet! Cheet!"
Dr. Grey: Blue.grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Grey blinks as the pair shoot out of the sink and first glances up at hummingbird before glancing down at the ball of squish rolling around his feet.

"I'm sure you've collected it all." He says dryly. He looks about to continue when he realizes... there's something strange about Inky. The creature definitely didn't have cybernetic parts earlier. He frowns a bit.

Grey is apparently ignoring the hummingbird for the moment. Noisy thing.
Inky!: Shiny!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
"Are you suuure?" Inky will start to climb up Grey's leg, heading for, eventually, his ear. "You've been walking around and tilting your head back, that has probably moved more wax around. And my hummingbirds need it."
Dr. Grey: Here kitty kitty kitty...grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Grey lifts his leg a little and stares down at Inky with the same strange detachedness he's had for the past few minutes. "Quite." He replies, moving to pluck the mysterypus from his leg.

"And what, pray tell, would hummingbirds do with earwax?" A pause. "Even better, what are you doing with cybernetic parts?" If he can manage to grab Inky he will investigate those more closely.
Inky!: Tinyo_delerious on September 17th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Inky is grabbed! But he doesn't mind. That brings him all the closer to Grey's ears. "I got an upgrade." Grey will notice that both the cybernetic parts and the remaining octopus are covered in splotches of paint. Tie Dyed octopus!

"And my hummingbirds like earwax for structural support in their nests. Otto says I can't have his anymore and Clair won't let me have hers but you're not using all of yours so..."
Dr. Grey: Science wins!grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
"An upgrade?" Grey looks the octopus over. The cybernetic eye... the arms. Seems somehow a little familiar. Hm. "Who upgraded you then?"

Grey ignores the rest of Inky's rambling about earwax and hummingbirds.
Inky!: Shiny!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
"I met a rat and we traded." Yes, this is all the information that Inky things Grey needs to know. Inky looks over at the hummingbird and chitters.
The hummingbird then whirrs down to take a look and a beakpoke in Grey's ear.
Dr. Grey: Grey.grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
That's all the information Grey needs. To come to his conclusion that is. Really, how many cybernetic rats are there in the Nexus? Well. At least he hadn't seen any others....

"Traded ho-" ACK. Grey only has one arm so that's the arm he uses to try to swat the hummingbird away. Mind you Inky is also still held in that hand.
Inky!: Potato Heado_delerious on September 17th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
"Wheeeee!" Inky is swung through the air and back again, and the hummingbird backs off, screaming hummingbird obscenities (you'd be amazed at their creativity in this department). Inky wriggles happily. "Do that again! Your future ruler commands you to!"
Dr. Grey: Art Grey.grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
And here we have the first inklings of emotion again! "You aren't going to have a future if you don't quiet yourself." Grey growls. He brings Inky back up to peer at the creature.

"How did you acquire those enhancements from the rat you met?"
Inky!: Shiny!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Inky has emotions too! He puffs up a bit, though that's hard to do when in a hand. "Oh yes, like you have any room to talk about futures, the only one who controls yours is Clair!"

But trading powers with the rat was just too interesting not to talk about. "I developed a magnetic personality and could take whatever I wished from anyone else. The metal parts the rat had were shiny so I wanted them, and so we traded." Proof that Inky doesn't understand what actually happened. "This means that I will be able to aquire anything I want, as ruler of all."
Dr. Grey: Concoctions.grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
At this Grey gives a very unpleasant smirk. "Is that so?" Definitely a challenging tone there. Needless to say he disagrees.

Grey definitely looks skeptical about Inky's story. "I'm sure." He says with a kind of dry sarcasm once the octopus is done. "That aside, what did you trade to the rat?"
Inky!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
"I didn't "trade" anything, but nature abhors a vacuum so he took my air swimmingness. I guess he had to have something to take the place of these lovely cybernetics, but he could have taken something from someone else. Like maybe from the ground, the plants or something. He didn't start photosynthesizing though."

Without warning, Inky makes his octopus skin into hard spikes. They're not too sharp, but Grey might not want to hold onto him anymore.
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