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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.
 
 
 
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.
Dr. Grey: Self destruct?grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
The rat... could float? He needed to get his hands on that rat again. That was definitely something to look into.

Grey drops Inky in surprise. "...You blasted thing." He glares down at Inky. He'll try to nudge Inky away with a foot now. "Get out of here. And take the hummingbird with you."
Inky!: Shiny!o_delerious on September 17th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Inky lands with a clang. "Ow! Awhhh...this isn't nearly as fun as I thought." The hummingbird zooms down and lands on Inky's offered tentacle. It eeps and nuzzles the side of Inky's body. Inky pulls a flower out of somewhere for the hummingbird to sip from.

"I'm not a blasted thing...can't blow up. Too bad, huh. That looks like fun when Otto makes something blow up...Don't think he likes it much though. Hmmm..."

Inky squints up at Grey and the hummingbird takes off again. "If you don't want to share your earwax, I guess we'll have to wait until you're restrained again. In the meantime, we'd like some of your hair. Makes great nests."
Dr. Grey: Test tubes.grey_matter on September 17th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
"Too bad, indeed." He's still glaring. Grey will now attempt to step on Inky.

"I think I'll pass."
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