For The Seeing Of The Wolf

[20:23] <Yanmei> NERV's medical division was a place that Yanmei was unfortunately very well acquainted with. If not for Isaiah's new duties and her rather frequent check-ups as of late, she might have even avoided the place as she did the EVA hangar. Now, however, she strode toward it, chatting happily with the guest at her side and trying to ignore the coldness seeping through the packaging of the parcel that she had picked up in the staff canteen.
[20:40] <Isaiah> [Isaiah's office was in sight! Nestled in the nurse's area near where Yanmei's room had been, Isaiah was awarded an office due to his position as Yanmei's 'head nurse'. It was a title of some pride for the boy, and the plaque 'Isaiah Gabriel-Wei: Head Nurse, 3rdC" shone proudly on his door. A muffled voice could be heard inside.]
[20:42] <Yanmei> Stifling a giggle, Yanmei listened closely before knocking. He was probably playing with the wolf. She paused. Was it okay to actually play with a wolf?
[20:44] <Isaiah> ["… And then 04 just stabbed Asmodel- BAM!- in the core, with -both- of the bayonets, and it shattered, but it did not explode, no no no, it just died, with 04's blades in its chest…"]
[20:44] <Isaiah> [Yanmei could guess who it was.]
[20:45] * Yanmei winced. Talking about 04 and chest-stabbing was -not- the way to win the boy over. Or her for that matter. She pushed the door open!
[20:47] <Isaiah> ["But that was nothing compared to what happened at the Ardennes, with Iadiel! There, 04 wen-" A pause as the door opened.-
[20:48] * Isaiah was sitting at his deskchair, looking… Pale, is a good way to put it. His eyes drifted from Natasha's overexcited face- the girl was still waving that damned EVA-04 toy around- to Yanmei.-
[20:48] <Isaiah> ["…?" Natasha turned- and, once again, blushed deeply.]
[20:54] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei… counted to ten in her head. She got as far as "six" before she felt cool enough to speak beyond her smile and her initial, "Hello Isaiah. Miss Volkova."
[21:03] <Isaiah> "H-Hi, Yan. Hello, Miss Delacour."-
[21:03] <Isaiah> ["Hello, Mr. Wei- Natasha…"-
[21:04] <Isaiah> ["…" This time Yanmei barely had to put up with Natasha for more than a few seconds as the girl bolted out.]
[21:08] <Yanmei> "She does that a lot, huh?" Yanmei muttered, peering down the hallway the girl had fled down. "Oh well~ Here." She held out the package she was toting around.
[21:08] * Isaiah peered at it. "Is this…?"
[21:10] <Yanmei> "Yes. Wolfie needs his treat, right?" She peered around trying to spot said "Wolfie". Odd that she hadn't notice him yet, with the content of the chatter she had stumbled into.
[21:12] <Isaiah> "Ah, thank you, Mei~"-
[21:12] <Isaiah> ['Wolfie' was lying in the corner, very sedately on an oversized doggie bed. In fact it seemed half asleep! It hadn't even looked up at Yanmei as she'd entered.]
[21:15] * Yanmei nodded cheerfully. "They didn't have any venison, so I thought some regular beef steaks would be okay. Hehe. The kitchen staff sure were surprised when I asked them for it, though?"
[21:15] <Isaiah> "I can imagine. Did they ask questions?"
[21:17] <Yanmei> "Naturally. I told them the truth, but I don't think they believed me. They told me to go to the grocery store next time - I think they just thought I was shopping around for tonight's dinner or something."
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[21:18] <Isaiah> "Hehehehe."-
[21:18] <Isaiah> ["Do you think we should feed him something, then? It'd be fun to see a wolf eat.~" Said Ariadne cheerfully.]
[21:20] <Yanmei> "He looks a litte tired, though." Yanmei eyed the wolf carefully. Something about seeing one of its kind in this sort of environment was surreal. A little confusing to her brain.
[21:20] <Isaiah> "That's just the sedative they gave him after he killed and ate one of the handlers."
[21:21] <Yanmei> "I knew it!"
[21:23] <Isaiah> "Damnit." Isaiah snickered. "No, it didn't hurt anyone. But for a moment I was -hoping- to catch you out."
[21:25] <Yanmei> "Like Dr. Clement would let a wolf that was eating people into his hospital," she laughed. "To be honest, I was surprised that he even let us go this far."
[21:26] <Isaiah> "I assured him it was ok." Said Isaiah happily. "I -promised- him that he's a good wolf, and that he could trust me. Now we just need to think of a name."
[21:28] <Yanmei> "Henri. He looks like an Henri, doesn't he?"
[21:28] <Isaiah> "Henri the Wolf?" Asked Isaiah, rolling the name around in his mouth.-
[21:29] <Isaiah> ["You should name it something cool, like Napoleon Lupe, Conqueror of Worlds." Chimed in Ariadne.]
[21:33] <Yanmei> "That's a bit much to say!" Yanmei chuckled. "Maybe Commander Lupe? That's practically the same thing around these parts…" She successfully squashed any hint of bitterness in danger of leaking out into the open at that. "Or President Lupe?"
[21:34] <Isaiah> [Ariadne let out a snort.-
[21:36] <Isaiah> "President Lupe… Hmm. Well, maybe we need to make it more NERVy?"
[21:39] <Yanmei> "Hm…" At a loss, Yanmei rolled her eyes up at the ceiling in thought. "The problem is, with the exception of department heads and maybe a few special positions, everything's all militarized here."
[21:40] <Isaiah> ["UN Attache Lupe?" Asked Ariadne dryly.-
[21:41] <Isaiah> "… I would like to see my wolf address the UN at some point."
[21:45] <Yanmei> "I'm sure he'll make a fine Attache," Yanmei smirked.
[21:47] <Isaiah> ["He's certainly got what it takes. I've met more than a few wolfish UN attaches in my life."-
[21:47] * Isaiah however was staring at Yanmei with a peculiar look.
[21:51] <Yanmei> "Hm? What is it?"
[21:54] <Isaiah> "'Pilot Lupe'."
[21:57] <Yanmei> "Pilot, huh?" She leaned forward at the wolf for a moment. "Hey, hey. Think you could take over with 04 for me?"
[22:00] <Isaiah> [The wolf peered up at her for a moment, whining slightly.]
[22:02] <Yanmei> "Aw, I guess not." But he was looking at her now, and without snarling or lunging like those other wolves that had attacked them. Already domesticated?
[22:03] <Isaiah> "You wanna feed him, Mei?"
[22:07] <Yanmei> "Huh? Er…" A lot of teeth. But she could brave her way through this, couldn't she? "S-sure! No problem."
[22:08] <Isaiah> "If he gets violent, I'll protect you."
[22:12] <Yanmei> "It's okay, it's okay. I'm sure it won't come to that?" She flashed a grin that was… about a dozen times more confident than she felt, and moved for one of the steaks, holding it out awkwardly for the new four-legged Pilot."
[22:12] <Isaiah> [Pilot Lupe lifted his head, sniffing towards Yanmei. Sniff- sniff. But it didn't rise from its comfy seat yet!]
[22:16] <Yanmei> "…" She edged a little closer, holding the meal out at mouth-level, her fingers curling instinctively. Please don't bite them off, she pleaded silently.
[22:18] <Isaiah> [Sniff sniff. SNATCH! The wolf snapped the meat from Yanmei's fingers with ferocious speed- but Yanmei was spared. Naturally. It bit into the meet with gusto.]
[22:21] * Yanmei pulled back sharply as soon as it did that, holding her hand awkwardly. However grateful she was to still have all of her digits, they were now damp and smelled very much like raw meat. "Hahaha, he must be starving, uh?"
[22:23] <Isaiah> "Ooh, I hope he's not too hungry." Snickered Isaiah. "'Delicious pilot. Mmmmm~'"
[22:35] <Yanmei> "I thought you said he was a good wolf!" Yanmei complained. Despite the humor in her voice, though, she did draw back even further now
[22:37] <Isaiah> "He didn't hurt you."-
[22:37] <Isaiah> ["Yanmei~?"]
[22:37] <Yanmei> "Hm?"
[22:37] <Isaiah> [Ariadne gestured to her to come over!]
[22:38] * Yanmei obeys, perhaps a little cautiously. What was this about? Curious…
[22:39] <Isaiah> ["I have to go- I have an appointment. Mind if we chat outside a bit before that?"]
[22:40] <Yanmei> "Aw. Well, okay." She nodded to Isaiah. "I'll be back in a few minutes, okay?"
[22:41] <Isaiah> "Alright!-
[22:41] <Isaiah> [Ariadne opened the door, waiting for Yanmei to exit before closing it.]
[22:42] * Yanmei does exit before beaming at her. "How was that? Did seeing the wolf satisfy your curiosity?"
[22:43] <Isaiah> ["Satisfy it?" Ariadne shook her head. "My God! That just leads to more questions! What kind of boy like -that- owns a wolf? He looks so… So…"]
[22:44] * Yanmei giggled. "Harmless? Well, he won the wolf over by being a good medic and worrying about its long-term safety, not by fighting it. If anything, it's a symbol of how kindhearted he is."
[22:47] <Isaiah> ["S-Still, he… he looks more like the sort of kid who'd run away instead of help a wolf. No offense." Ariadne seemed a little… Surprised? Confused? Impressed? It was hard to tell.]
[22:48] <Yanmei> "Back then I was a little surprised too. He's a lot braver than he looks. And that it seems to be something about him that's getting more pronounced with time."
[22:50] <Isaiah> ["Really?"]
[22:52] <Yanmei> "That's right. His confidence keeps growing, and he's done some amazing things lately. He even saved my life recently."
[22:54] <Isaiah> ["That sounds like it must be quite the story." Said Ariadne. "I'd love to hear it, but I think I really do need to go…"]
[22:55] <Yanmei> "Of course." Yanmei nodded, and extended a (clean) hand for a parting shake. "I hope your appointment goes well!"
[22:56] <Isaiah> ["Thanks." A shake. "And… Thanks for welcoming me. I really appreciate it, Yanmei."]
[22:57] <Yanmei> "It's no trouble. Remember to let me know when you find that apartment so that we can party."
[22:58] <Isaiah> ["Sure thing. See you around!" And- off she went!]
[23:01] * Yanmei gave one last wave before turning to the office again. Right, then. Even if it meant hanging out with that wolf, she would hang around Isaiah for a bit too.
[23:02] * Isaiah was busy dangling another piece of meat over the wolf. He was utterly trusting- so trusting that he turned up and looked at Yanmei as she came in. "What're you two chatting about?" The wolf ripped the meat from his fingers, Isaiah letting go at juuust the last second.
[23:07] * Yanmei felt her heart almost stop for a moment. Without looking! "Be careful, huh? And nothing much. She was just thanking me for bringing her a welcome basket earlier. Seems that between Dorian and the Commander, she really needed a good welcome."
[23:08] <Isaiah> "Uh oh. What happened?"
[23:09] <Yanmei> "Well, the Major's been cold to her and has been running away since the two of them have a complex history. And apparently the Commander was bullying her for losing something important on the way here."
[23:09] <Isaiah> "Oh, no…" Isaiah shook his head. "She lost something important? My dad's been going on about something like that too…"
[23:10] <Yanmei> "What? Really? What's he been saying?"
[23:10] <Isaiah> "Apparently the shipment of Positron equipment they were supposed to get was short." Said Isaiah dubiously. "There were weapon components missing."
[23:15] <Yanmei> "Was that it? It does sound pretty important." Yanmei frowned. "I hope she doesn't run into Dr Riel, then. I haven't really talked to her? But if everyone else is being less than understanding, then…"
[23:16] <Isaiah> "Dr. Riel knows about the positron stuff, unfortunately. And she was pretty cranky, too. She threatened to feed my dad to her tiger." His face momentarily lit up.-
[23:16] <Isaiah> "But, poor Ms. Delacour, to be treated like that! What's going on with her and the Major? You said it was complex…"
[23:18] <Yanmei> "They used to be in a relationship, you know." She winked. "But somehow they broke up. It's going to be awkward having to work together."
[23:19] <Isaiah> "Ohh. That… Does sound pretty awkward." Mumbled Isaiah. "I wonder if we could help…"
[23:23] <Yanmei> "It will take some thought. But we can try!" And have lots of fun, too! With tons of payback. She was smiling, but there was something mildly sinister about it.
[23:23] <Isaiah> "… Yanmei, no."
[23:24] <Yanmei> "Huh? 'No' what? You sound just like Marianne," she complained.
[23:25] * Isaiah stood up, crossing around to her side of the desk, purely to sit down on the top. "Come on. Be honest with -me-." He stressed the 'me'. "You were going to have some 'fun' with this, right?"
[23:27] <Yanmei> "I can have fun and help them at the same time, can't I? You worry too much, Isaiah~"
[23:27] <Isaiah> "Do I?" He stood up. "Do I realllllly~?"
[23:29] <Yanmei> "You do." She said sweetly. "It's not like I'd do anything terrible~"
[23:30] <Isaiah> "What -would- you do?" He was getting closer- did he have some evil plan of his own in mind?
[23:31] <Yanmei> "Trick them into going into the same office, and then lock it tight from the outside," she beamed. "Only for a few hours. It would force them to talk to each other!"
[23:32] <Isaiah> "They both have mobile phones."
[23:32] <Yanmei> "Which will have to be confiscated in secret beforehand. De Pteres is a sneaky guy, so I'm sure he can help us out with that."
[23:33] <Isaiah> "You're going to steal their phones?"
[23:34] <Yanmei> "Absolutely." She nodded firmly. "The hardest part, though, is keeping Section-2 from noticing and getting involved too. Although maybe they'll be entertained enough to hold off? Well, it's a plan that needs some refinement, anyway."
[23:35] <Isaiah> "… Yanmei, I'm going to have to punish you now."
[23:37] <Yanmei> "Huh? But it's such a good plan!" She grinned broadly, and clapped her hands together. "An even better idea! What if we lured them into the office using the phones themselves as bait?"
[23:38] <Isaiah> "Then they'd have their phones!" Isaiah reached out and tried to grab her. Memories of Asuka! Oh God!
[23:40] * Yanmei tried to whirl out of the way, arms crossed protectively to protect her ribs. "They wouldn't -really- be there! We'd just call their office lines using the phones, directing them where and when to pick them up, and then once they're in the otherwise empty room, we spring the trap!"
[23:48] <Isaiah> Not a chance! Isaiah grabbed Yanmei and tried very hard to start tickling her with all the mercy of Genghis Khan. "I bet he'll fall for that after he sees this feed!"
[23:50] <Yanmei> "No! S-stop!" Yanmei struggled to free herself. "And what do you mean? It's not like the Major's struck up some special deal with Jeanne Simon or something?"
[23:50] <Isaiah> ENDLESS TICKLE TORTURE. "I-I bet she'll t-tell him anyway just to mess with you!"
[23:56] <Yanmei> "W-whyhahaa -" She tried desperately to reverse the hold with that useless method from combat training. Damn it, Yanmei, focus! "Wh-wh-why would she?!"
[23:58] <Isaiah> "F-For -fun-!" Isaiah's grip was weakening!
[23:59] <Yanmei> Reverse! She slipped from his grasp, and headlocked him! "Aha! Now the shoe's on the other foot!"
[23:59] * Isaiah squeaked! "I-I'll never surrender! You'll never take me alive!"
[00:03] <Yanmei> "Time to die from laughter, then!" And she commenced to return the favor! "Just wait. This plan will be a success!"
[00:04] * Isaiah giggled breathlessly, squirming mightily. "N-Nooo! T-The- th-e plan w-will faiiiil…"-
[00:04] <Isaiah> [Pilot Lupe stared at them.]
[00:06] <Yanmei> "Hehehe." She released him, finally, when she was satisfied. "If you have any better ideas, I'd be happy to hear them~"
[00:06] * Isaiah gave Yanmei a vengeful little jab in the ribs. "You could try making them talk to each other like civilised adults!"
[00:07] <Yanmei> "That's not as much fun, you realize." She rubbed her side.
[00:08] <Isaiah> "It would be if you brought us along. You know, to make sure it all went well." Isaiah was sure to include the wolf in his expansive hand gesture.
[00:12] <Yanmei> "The good Pilot Lupe, too? Unfortunately, he's too dignified to gossip about it afterward."
[00:12] <Isaiah> "Gossip? Oh, Yanmei! You're so mean!"
[00:13] <Yanmei> "What do you mean? I'm as nice as nice can be!" She flipped her hair and gave an innocent smile.
[00:15] <Isaiah> "We'll see about that. I have my eye on you!"
[00:21] * Yanmei made a slight face at him, and pranced a few steps backward. "Well, well. I'll have to be extra careful then. While I'm in the neighborhood today, though, I may as well pay a visit to someone resting in one of the hospital rooms."
[00:23] <Isaiah> "Oh, you mean Sera?"
[00:25] <Yanmei> "Yeah. I'm lacking a 'get well' treat for him, but I'm sure he won't mind. Do you know which room they stashed him in?"
[00:25] <Isaiah> "Sure. I can take you in a little while. He's fine, but his injuries- slight though they were- have Dr. Clement really angry."
[00:26] <Yanmei> "Angry? Clement?" Now that was interesting.
[00:28] <Isaiah> "Yeah." Isaiah frowned, sitting on the desk again. "The injuries… Well, Dr. Clement went over the records, and they shouldn't have happened."
[00:33] <Yanmei> "What does that mean?" Yanmei chuckled a little. "In a battle that fierce, wasn't it more like a miracle he wasn't hurt even worse?'
[00:34] <Isaiah> "Well… No. He, strictly speaking, shouldn't have been hurt at all. Let me put it like this. Aline and 00 were really thrashed, right? But do you see any sores or wounds on Aline?"
[00:35] <Yanmei> "Well, no. She passed out from the pain, but that aside…"
[00:36] <Isaiah> "That's right." Nodded Isaiah. "She passed out from the pain, so it was clearly intense, but she didn't actually sustain any physical injuries. Sera, though? There were cuts and rends all across his arm. -Under- the plugsuit." Isaiah's face darkened. "His arm was ripping itself apart for no good reason."
[00:37] <Yanmei> "…" A serious expression started to settle over her face. "Hey. That sounds pretty serious…"
[00:38] <Isaiah> "That's right." Said Isaiah quietly. "That's why Dr. Clement is angry. It -is- serious, and he thinks he knows what's causing it."
[00:39] <Yanmei> "It's not the synchronization, is it? Like, de Pteres taking it one step further somehow?"
[00:40] * Isaiah nodded sombrely. "That's… What Dr. Clement says. It's weird, but it's like Sera's -overfeedbacking- somehow. That… Shouldn't happen at all. It's impossible."
[00:44] <Yanmei> "Mmph. Just how close are those two? 01 and de Pteres?" Yanmei closed her eyes briefly. "That's the difference between them and the other pilot-EVA pairings, isn't it? He's always doing weird things like watching over it in the hangar and talking to it and apologising to it after fights."
[00:52] <Isaiah> "Maybe he… Sees it as some sort of friend. Doesn't Sera strike you as the loner sort?"
[00:56] <Yanmei> "Yeah, that's pretty true. The EVAs themselves are pretty isolated too. It's no wonder they get along so well."
[00:59] <Isaiah> "Yeah…" Isaiah frowned slightly. "D-Do you think the Evangelions are… Victims in this, too?"
[01:00] <Yanmei> "…" It was hard to imagine 04 being a victim of something bad instead of a perpetrator. "…I don't know. Who knows?"
[01:03] <Isaiah> "Commander Fontaine, most likely." Said Isaiah grimly.
[01:04] * Yanmei let her eyes harden a little at that. That lady and her damned sacrifices. "It'll be up to one of the others to up and ask her, then. I'm still…"
[01:06] <Isaiah> "I know." Said Isaiah softly. Silently, the boy embraced Yanmei gently. He felt… A little guilty. Part of this was due to him, he knew- and he wasn't sure how to feel about that. "You've every right."
[01:11] <Yanmei> "You've every right too, you know," she said wryly. There were some very odd and difficult to swallow thoughts drifting through her head that she couldn't quite give a voice to yet. They kept her silent for a few more minutes
[01:14] <Isaiah> "I know." Murmured Isaiah. He nestled his head on Yanmei's shoulder, his face deeply worried. "Y-Yanmei. There's something worrying me."
[01:16] <Yanmei> "What's that?" She raised a hand and gently patted him on the head.
[01:17] <Isaiah> "That girl, Natasha…"
[01:18] <Yanmei> "Yes?" Her expression went slightly flat. Certainly a more noticable change for someone more acquainted with her mannerisms than someone less so.
[01:19] <Isaiah> "Y-You don't like her very much, right?"
[01:23] <Yanmei> "Why, what do you mean? I just thought a pilot would know better than to say a lot of that stuff? It's different when it's a regular fan who doesn't know much, but…"
[01:24] * Isaiah was still hugging her, so he felt the time was right to poke Yanmei in the ribs, firmly. "You don't like that, though, do you? But do you know why she does it?"
[01:25] <Yanmei> "I suppose it's supposed to be a compliment. I get it, I get it."
[01:26] <Isaiah> "N-No, Yanmei. That's not it at all! I realised that when I started to talk to her, during the beach holiday. She's not trying to compliment you exactly…"
[01:28] <Yanmei> "Hm? What, then? When did you two meet?" She rubbed her side almost as an absent reaction.
[01:29] <Isaiah> "Um, remember that day you spoke to me after speaking with Fontaine? I was with Rei. I, er, I saw a propaganda poster, and ripped it up. She saw me and had a go at me, but I showed her my ID and she recognised my name." He blushed. "She asked me to meet up with her later to discuss you and the other pilots…"
[01:30] <Yanmei> "Huh. Talking about us behind our backs? Tsk." She gave Isaiah a playful little nudge.
[01:32] <Isaiah> "Hey! You're one to talk." He snickered. "B-But anyway, she broke out her toys. You know, those action figures? … Yanmei. She plays with them. Endlessly. Over and over- and each time it's a recreation of the actual battles. She's memorised the battles down and is reenacting them with her toys. She- She's assigned personalities to her plush toys, Yanmei."
[01:36] <Yanmei> "That's a bit…" Loopy. What the heck was with these NeoSpartans, anyway? Half of them were almost pathologically weird.
[01:37] <Isaiah> "It's a bit… Sad." Said Isaiah softly. "Yanmei, I played with her. She asked me to do so, and she was really uncertain about it, like it was… Really important. S-She told me she'd never played with anyone before."
[01:41] <Yanmei> "… That is sad," she agreed quietly. "But is there anything we can do for someone like that? Even if I could help, she runs away every time she sees me."
[01:41] <Isaiah> "We could lock the two of you in a room for several hours."
[01:43] <Yanmei> "Har har. You know it wouldn't be half as entertaining or helpful with us two." she grinned.
[01:45] <Isaiah> "Nevertheless, you had that coming." Isaiah grinned back. "But… I'm not sure. She… I think the best first step might be for you to actually really confront her. Tell her it's -not- alright to keep telling those stories."
[01:52] <Yanmei> "Well, that I can do!" she said brightly. A pause, and her expression dimmed again. "You probably meant 'tell her gently,' right?"
[01:55] <Isaiah> "…" A jab. "I'd sort of hope you'd do it gently, but if you think doing it hard would be -the best thing-, the -best thing-, then you can do that. What's important is that you sort of… Make the toys less appealing to her, and sort of take care of it after that."
[01:57] * Yanmei sighed. "I can't say no to you, Zaizai. I'll do my best with this."
[01:58] * Isaiah blushed. "Thank you, Meimei."
[02:02] <Yanmei> "We're solving a lot of problems all of a sudden, aren't we? Natasha's Natashanesss, and the things between the Major and Miss. Delacour."
[02:03] <Isaiah> "We are. We're like doctors of the heart!"
[02:03] <Yanmei> "Hehehe. Something like that!" She nodded in approval.
[02:04] <Isaiah> [There was a canine yawn as Pilot Lupe stood up, shaking his head vigorously. He stared at them.-
[02:05] <Isaiah> "Hee. Isn't he magnificent?" And… Well, he was. For a wolf, he was a -big- animal, more than fully grown, strong and well built, with a thick, healthy, full coat and glittering, intelligent eyes. "But you'll probably be wanting to go soon."
[02:11] <Yanmei> "I suppose so. Will you two be okay here? Let me know if I can bring anything else."
[02:13] <Isaiah> "We'll be fine." Isaiah gave Yanmei an affectionate squeeze before stepping back. "But feel free to drop in, alright? I don't have much to do, and technically speaking, my entire job revolves around you, which synchronises pretty well with a lot of the rest of my life~"
[02:21] <Yanmei> "Heh heh. Well, I'll drop by again later. We can walk home together!" She gave the wolf a very stern look, though, reluctant to turn her back on it completely. It -was- big, probably capable of biting poor scrawny Isaiah in two. It was one thing to see him sprawled on his doggy bed, and another thing to see him shaking off the sedation after a hearty meal of fresh meat. -
[02:22] <Yanmei> She tried to think of ways to threaten it into behaving in her absence, but nothing came to mind that didn't reek of Edgar-level crazy shenanigans. She was not going to tackle and pin a damned wolf, especially unprovoked.
[02:25] <Isaiah> [The wolf stared back, undeterred.-
[02:25] <Isaiah> "And sure. Hey, erm, do you mind if I stay over tonight?"
[02:27] <Yanmei> "Shouldn't be a problem. I'll ask Marianne too, but I doubt she'll say no. She wuvs you, you know." She winked at him. Scowled at the wolf, though.
[02:28] <Isaiah> "Awww." Isaiah blushed a little, and settled back on the desk. "And do you wuv me, Meimei? Do you really?" He teased.
[02:31] <Yanmei> "Enough to let you sleep over whenever you want, apparently," she grinned. She backed toward the door. Eyeballed Pilot Lupe one last time. This was a test of faith if ever there was one. Could Isaiah handle himself? "I guess… I see you later?"
[02:31] <Isaiah> "Depends on if the wolf eats me or not."
[02:33] <Yanmei> "…!" Yanmei froze in her tracks, stiffening. "If I left my revolver here, you probably wouldn't use it even if pressed, would you?"
[02:34] * Isaiah laughed. "You're -this- far away from making me come with you, aren't you? And I don't think I know how to use a gun yet. NERV combat training has only gotten up to the knife part yet."
[02:35] <Isaiah> [Pilot Lupe was started to walk a little around now, investigating the office curiously. His left back leg limped along as he moved.]
[02:35] <Isaiah> [[had started*]]
[02:36] * Yanmei frowned. Time to have a word with Isaiah's combat instructor! "Well. I'm trusting you not to get eaten, so don't you dare, okay?"
[02:37] <Isaiah> "I promise. Just because I love you. Now get -going-. Don't worry so much! I'll be fine. I can outrun a lame wolf."
[02:38] <Yanmei> "Right, right." She heaved a little sigh. "All right. I'll see you later, Isaiah. Lupe." She directed herself for the door.
[02:39] <Isaiah> "Bye, Meimei~"
[02:43] * Yanmei let herself out into the hallway, closing the door with a sigh. Was letting him keep the wolf a good idea? Well… no one else around here seemed to have issues with it, so maybe it wasn't that much of a danger. In any case, for now, whatever happened was up to Isaiah and Lupe. Slowly, she started to walk off.
[02:43] <Isaiah> [They were alone.-
[02:45] <Isaiah> "So, Lupe. Pilot Lupe." Said Isaiah, turning to look at the wolf. "I know you're dangerous, but… I know you won't hurt me, either." If Yanmei were around, she would've hit him if she'd seen him do it. He sat down on the ground and beckoned the wolf closer. "Come on~"-
[02:45] <Isaiah> [Lupe stared at Isaiah for a while, before finally heading over to him. It sniffed him for a few moments… Before settling down next to him, lying his head in Isaiah's lap.]

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