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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.
mark_i_ammark_i_am on September 20th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
It makes more sense, now, what with the strawberry candy. Mark too has had experience with the euphoric candies. But it didn't really make sense for Clair to let this man out into her lab, except maybe if she'd wiped his brain of any thought of escape of vandalism. Which he didn't doubt she could do.

"Uhm...okay, well have you seen Clair about?"
Dr. Grey: Science wins!grey_matter on September 20th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
"Nope!" Grey says cheerfully. Then he peers at Mark strangely. "Did you say something about a cure for the common cold?" Maybe he misheard. Guy was pretty stuffed up after all.

"One that Clair made?" He laughs. "Because that's..." He was going to say impossible but... "Unlikely. Curing a virus... and not even only one type of virus! The common cold can be caused by more than one type of virus you know." Clair hadn't mentioned anything about having access to nanites or any other kind of nanotechnology which would make the whole thing a whole lot more plausible.
mark_i_ammark_i_am on September 20th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
"I dunno how she does id, bud den again I don'd know how ady ob her inventions work." He sneezes into a tissue and stuffs it in his pocket to join the others.

"Baybe I should call her..."
Dr. Grey: Art Grey.grey_matter on September 20th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
"Maybe!" Grinnnn. "She'd probably like to know I'm here, I'd imagine. That is, providing she didn't leave the room unlocked on purpose. I wouldn't put it past her, you know." He looks thoughtful a moment.

"Oh, and I'm sure she'd probably like to know you're here too." He waves his hand a bit.
Ockette: Clair Mommyockette on September 20th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
"It's usually obvious when Mark's here." Clair wanders in, through the door Mark entered through. "He's not the subtlest of men." This said by a woman who married Doctor Octopus. Though. She's not actually wearing the tentacles right now.

"What are you doing out of your rooms, Doctor Grey?"
mark_i_am: Super Mark!mark_i_am on September 20th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
"Hey, I cadn be ninja if I wand." Mark sneezes very loudly. "Scuse be."

He thumbpoints at Grey. "His door was ubnlocked, anb he god indo your candies."
Dr. Grey: Art Grey.grey_matter on September 21st, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
"Hello, Clair!" Grey says in an entirely too loud and cheerful manner. He snickers a bit. Normally he might be a little more annoyed, seeing as she rather made him sound like a child or a pet there.

"You left the door unlocked. Slip of the mind, Clair?" Well. She doesn't seem to have known he was free. But then she wouldn't let on if she did would she? Bah, who knows. It's about here he realizes she lacks the actuators.

Hm. Oh. Hm. Well... he could attack her. However he has nothing to take her hostage with in order to demand a PINpoint. And the other man was still here. And he wasn't sure he wanted to leave just yet. And attacking her would definitely give his broken rib another wrench, much like toppling over in octopus induced unconsciousness had. Grey is good at hiding pain. He's hoping she hasn't noticed still.
Ockette: Brains?ockette on September 22nd, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
"Mark, tying a shirt around your head does not make you a ninja. Neither do socks with little throwing stars on them." It's all fond teasing. The two siblings are as close as they look.

"Must have been. Of course, I thought you safely hobbled by the drug. How're you feeling?"
Dr. Grey: Self destruct?grey_matter on September 23rd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Grey snickers.

"Apparently you thought wrong!"

As for her question, he throws his arms (well... arm at this point) out a bit as he speaks. "Wonderful!" He proclaims loudly. Though if she's paying careful attention she might have seen the slightest wince. Throwing his arm out didn't do much for the rib either.
mark_i_am: here to listenmark_i_am on September 23rd, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
Mark rolls his eyes. Oy. All this cheerfulness can get annoying.
Ockette: Mwaahaockette on September 23rd, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
She crosses the lab (which looks so much larger, without the writhing presence of her arms), and pulls out a step-stool to reach a locked upper cabinet.

"You all right, Grey? You look a little sore."
Dr. Grey: Anatomy.grey_matter on September 23rd, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
"Quite fine!" He assures her quickly. He pads quickly across the lab after her and watches curiously.

"Some very interesting things you have here." He comments, attempting to hook his arms behind his back. This fails, naturally, do to the fact that he only has one. Bah.
mark_i_ammark_i_am on September 23rd, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
"I toogk someb dayquil bud id's nod helping buch." Mark admits. More nose-blowing, and he empties his pockets of used tissues into a nearby trashcan.

"Hey where are your armbs?"
Ockette: Mad Scientistockette on September 23rd, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
Clair scoffs at your over-the-counter medications, Mark. And tosses you a little unmarked tube of pills. "In my room. Take one now, one with dinner, and one when you wake up. You're going to ache a little, but that's expected."

"And thank you, Grey."
Dr. Grey: Grey.grey_matter on September 23rd, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Grey will just be grinning away over here thnx! He watches Clair toss the the tube to Mark. He'd kind of like to get his hands on some of those.

"Where did you say we were again? I saw planets you know. In that room." He gestures idly. "Space."
mark_i_am: Super Mark!mark_i_am on September 23rd, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
"Thangs, Clair! By patronds ad the bar thang you in advance, too." He waves the little tube at her.

"Besd be on by way so I don'b bake your guesd sic. I subbose he brobably neebs somb airbornde or immune subbort now..."
Ockette: GRINockette on September 23rd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Clair waves negligently in Grey's direction. "He'll be fine. The drug's will kick anything that might interfere with my tests." She turns to grin over at the prisoner.

"Except for Mark, here, this is a relatively sterile environment. We don't share airflow with any of the other populated areas on this side. This is, since I don't think I told you, a Dyson sphere in the universe Ashes B, orbiting the Centauri system, which is what you saw in the observatory. Did you like it?"
Dr. Grey: Test tubes.grey_matter on September 23rd, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Grey looks at her as if he's checking to see if she's joking. "I recall something about Ashes B." He waves his hand a bit dismissively at that. "But a Dyson Sphere...?" The hand waving pauses mid movement as he says this and he laughs a bit. "Really?" Those certainly didn't exist where he came from. Not yet at least. To think... to think he was in one now. Grey looks like he can hardly contain himself.

"That's wonderful. Is this your world then? Your universe, whatever." He gives his hand a short wave again. He's speaking rather quickly now, and he definitely hasn't lost the grin. He's completely over looked her 'did you like it?' in his excitement at the revelation but it's probably pretty safe to say he did.
mark_i_ammark_i_am on September 23rd, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
Mark chuckles. "Why don'd you keep all your subjecds on the habby candy all the tibe? Bore fun dis way."
Ockette: Octopus - Hermesockette on September 23rd, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
"No, we're immigrants. Our universe got a little too hot for my husband and I, and this was offered. We own one hundred thousandth of the sphere, which is, if we divide it up into floors, about the equivalent of the surface area of Earth."

A bit boggling to think of, isn't it?

"I should, but it would interfere with my tests. He can stay like this until this one wears off, though."
Dr. Grey: Looking off.grey_matter on September 23rd, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
Mind boggling it is! "That's rather amazing." Grinnn! "I do like those strawberry candies by the way." Haha. Much better than that stupid depressant.
mark_i_ammark_i_am on September 24th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
"Of courze you do, you like eberydingk now." He rolls his eyes and nods.

"Well, I bedder take by bedicine anb be gonde now. Bye, Clair. Bye, new subjecd."
Ockette: Clair Mommyockette on September 24th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
"Bye, Mark!" She waves her brother off, and the two are left alone in the lab.

"He's right. I could cut into you right now and you'd have the time of your life. Increased adrenalin intensifies the effect, and makes it last longer."
Dr. Grey: Haha... oops?grey_matter on September 24th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Grey looks at Mark oddly. What's his problem? Can't he see that the world is a wonderful place full of sunshine and rainbows *SCIENCE!*?

"Ah! Grey. It's Grey. Wait... you never told me who you were...!" Bah. He's gone. Oh well. He turns back to Clair.

"Really?" Grey giggles a bit. "That's something. Would it still hurt? Of course it would. I still feel pain." He waves his hand. "Amazing stuff though!" Grinnn! Will he ever stop grinning?

"That guy was related to you right? Who was he?" He's back to rocking on his feet, whee.

Ockette: Clair Mommyockette on September 24th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
"My little brother." They look very much like twins. "Now, did you actually find a strawberry candy or did Inky give it to you?"
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