James S New Arm

[11:18] <Yanmei> Dressed in stylish jeans and a lacy blouse, Yanmei made her way through NERV's psychiatric department to where the rest of the Medical Division was. -
[11:20] <Yanmei> She was on an important mission today! But she had to move at a slower pace, because she was partnered up with someone who couldn't move as quickly as she could at top speed.
[11:25] <AdEvaGM> [Lizzie waddled along as fast as she could, her arm wrapped tightly around a little plush wolf.]
[11:32] * Yanmei beamed down at her. So adorable! She didn't like bringing her along for something so dangerous, but she hadn't been able to find Clement or one of the trustworthy nurses around here. Castillo-Delgado, on the other hand, seemed to have an appointment to keep, which was why he had given this task to her. -
[11:35] <Yanmei> Or, maybe his age had something to do with it? Anyway, she glanced into empty rooms as they passed them, searching. How could one lose track of a full-grown tiger, anyway?
[11:41] <AdEvaGM> [It is possible that people just censor out something like that over time. In any case, Yanmei -and Lizzie- would see a few large ginger hairs leading them on…]
[11:46] <Yanmei> "Aha! We're on the right path, aren't we sweetie?"
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah-yeah!" She said eagerly. "Kitty nearby!"]
[11:52] <Yanmei> "Such a wonderful little detective~" Yanmei took the lead again, as they continued their search. They went past the hallway where Isaiah's office had been, and Yanmei peered down at it longingly.
[11:55] <AdEvaGM> [His office door remained closed, probably taken up by some other doctor…]
[11:59] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei shook her head briskly and put on another smile for Lizzie. "Let's go!" She ushered her quickly along. One hallway led to another and another after that, and Yanmei even stopped to ask a few hospital staff members for more clues to confirm the trail as they went along.
[12:03] <AdEvaGM> [They could generally point her. There was a little bit of confusion in the void where directions ended and new directions found, but eventually they found themselves in the special patients ward, outside a specific door…]
[12:06] <Yanmei> "How odd?" Yanmei stared at it a moment, and then knocked. "Hello? Sorry to intrude?"
[12:07] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh? Who's that?" Called out a voice. A familiar one…]
[12:12] <Yanmei> That -voice-. Yanmei's eyebrows rose, and she grinned to herself briefly before squaring her shoulders and taking on a more official-sounding tone. "Special agents. We're here to conduct an investigation."
[12:13] <AdEvaGM> [At her side, Lizzie crossed her arms sternly, although the look was ruined due to the fluffy wolf toy.-
[12:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh, er… Come in?"]
[12:15] <Yanmei> So Yanmei did, managing somehow to keep a straight face of her own. "Hello, Mr. Riel. We have a few questions for you?"
[12:16] <AdEvaGM> [She was greeted with a pillow, hurled at her face.-
[12:20] <AdEvaGM> [James Riel was sitting up in bed, wearing a hospital gown. He looked a little different than last time Yanmei had seen him- specifically, this time he had a left arm- a robotic one, all steel and cable. He was opening and closing his hand slowly.-
[12:20] <AdEvaGM> [He had company, however. Felix the tiger sat at the foot of the bed- and, laying against the tiger as though he were a luxurious cushion, was Eevi.]
[12:23] <Yanmei> "Ghk!" Yanmei stumble back half a step before regaining her composure. "What was that for?! And what -is- this?"
[12:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Hahaha! Maamaa got pillow!" Cooed Lizzie.-
[12:24] <AdEvaGM> ["Don't just come in here acting all high and mighty like some S2 Agent- friends don't let friends think they're about to get busted." Said James with a grin. "And this is nothing."]
[12:28] * Yanmei pouted a bit, between Lizzie and the half-lecture. "But we really were conducting an investigation? Did you kidnap your sister's tiger?"
[12:32] <AdEvaGM> ["What? No. I can't leave this room without a nurse." Said James. "Mind you, some of the nurses around here, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, if ya know what I'm sayin~"]
[12:39] <Yanmei> "Oh please," Yanmei rolled her eyes, and afterwards she moved a little closer to the bed, focused in the clearly mechanical arm. "That thing must really hurt, huh?"
[12:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Y'know, not really. It did at first, but now it feels unusually natural." He lifted it, waved it about a bit. "It's pretty fantastic…"-
[12:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Kitty!" Cried Lizzie, now, running towards Felix.]
[12:41] <Yanmei> "Ah-! Lizzie, be careful!" Yanmei moved after her, but she was a little too slow.
[12:45] <AdEvaGM> [But it didn't look like Lizzie was in any danger- Felix looked so lanquidly relaxed that he barely lifted his head to peer at Lizzie as she plunged her hands into his warm fur.-
[12:46] <AdEvaGM> ["She's fine. Eevi's there, and she'll keep Lizzie safe, right, Eevi?" Asked James.-
[12:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes."]
[12:48] <Yanmei> "Oh…" But Yanmei was still on alert, peering between the tiger and her Lizzie. Finally she tore her gaze away. "Hello, Eevi."
[12:49] <AdEvaGM> [The little girl looked completely at home, resting against Felix's stomach, but then again, the girl never really seemed all that bothered by anything. "Hello."]
[12:54] <Yanmei> "Are you making friends with Riel and Felix?"
[12:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes."-
[12:55] <AdEvaGM> [Lizzie copied Eevi, laying against Felix, but waved her arms up and down as though she were making a snow angel out of Felix's fur. "Maamaa, look!"-
[12:56] <AdEvaGM> ["She wandered in here, riding the tiger…" Said James. "And then the tiger just lay down and Eevi just decided 'why the heck not', apparently."]
[12:58] <Yanmei> "She.. rode it?" Yanmei ran a hand through her hair, bewildered. "How am I supposed to explain this to Castillo-Delgado? He's the one who told me to look for him. Ah… I see you, sweetie! Pet him nicely, okay? Eevi, will you show her?"
[13:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Why'd Castillo want the tiger for anyway?"-
[13:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes." Eevi drew Lizzie's attention to herself and began to pet Felix's flank gently, which Lizzie then copied slowly.]
[13:06] <Yanmei> "Who knows?" Yanmei sighed. "He said that finding it would be like payment for him watching Lizzie for me so often lately. Only he said it a little more nicely?" She found a spare chair to sit in, and drew it closer to the bed. -
[13:07] <Yanmei> "Well, at least it led us to your new place. They've moved you around so often that it's hard to keep track?"
[13:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, well, after the arm they wanted a place to observe me more carefully, so here I am. I thought you knew!"]
[13:13] * Yanmei shook her head and leaned back. "They didn't tell me anything. And Isaiah's not around anymore, so I couldn't find out from him either." She eyed the arm again. "Any problems?"
[13:15] <AdEvaGM> ["The metal gets cold sometimes, which sucks." He says with a grin. "Otherwise… No, not really. You surprised?"]
[13:24] <Yanmei> "A little. But then I've seen Surov's new creepy metal tentacles. Not much about this is shocking in comparison."
[13:24] <AdEvaGM> ["His, er… What?" Asked James, a little flabbergasted.]
[13:30] <Yanmei> "Tentacles. Tentacle…?" Yanmei flourished her hand with a wavey movement. "He wanted it to hold and move tools and stuff for his work, but also because he's completely gross? You haven't heard?"
[13:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Er, no. He has tentacles now?"]
[13:37] <Yanmei> "Well one. I think? I have to ask Marianne. Also, Mom has something similar. I mean, a bionic limb, not the tentacle thing."
[13:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh, I see."-
[13:37] <AdEvaGM> [He scratched his chin. "So, uh… Can he give anyone tentacles?"]
[13:38] * Yanmei pressed her lips together to make a flat, disapproving expression.
[13:43] <AdEvaGM> ["What?"]
[13:46] <Yanmei> "I'll disown you as my Tact Operator if you try too hard to copy those comics you like."
[15:33] <AdEvaGM> ["What's this~? I had no idea you read them yourself!"]
[15:36] <Yanmei> "Hmph! Gina was the one who hinted about the details. Even though I told her not to. Repeatedly."
[15:37] <AdEvaGM> ["And here I was, thinking you were just an innocent schoolgirl…"]
[15:40] <Yanmei> "And what would you know about innocence?" Yanmei tossed her hair.
[15:44] <AdEvaGM> ["I could ask the same for you."]
[15:49] <Yanmei> "Grr… If that's the way you feel, maybe I'll save my breath instead of updating you on all the stuff that's gone on since you disappeared."
[15:54] <AdEvaGM> [He grinned. "You would tell me anyway."]
[15:54] <Yanmei> "No I wouldn't!"
[15:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Liar."]
[15:56] <Yanmei> "Watch me." She turned away from him with folded arms.
[15:59] <AdEvaGM> [Tap. Tap. Tap. He waited patiently, tapping his bedside table with his hand. "All the awesome juicy gossip I bet you're just -dying- to tell…"]
[16:01] <Yanmei> "The Colonel says she'll punish me with sensitivity training if I gossip. It's better off this way?"
[16:07] <AdEvaGM> ["Are you trying to convince me or yourself?"]
[16:11] <Yanmei> "Ugh, you're so annoyingly persistant?" She tossed her hair again. "I'll tell you just one thing."
[16:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Mmmhm?"]
[16:18] <Yanmei> "We have a landship now. It was stolen from the Children of Adam's hideout in Italy. When you get better, you'll probably have to ride around on it during battle, with the rest of the crew. We're actually anticipating another battle soon, but Marianne and the others have to find the Angel we're supposed to fight first? Or Angels. We might be facing two of them, since the one that was crawling around in Blanc's head was for
[16:19] <Yanmei> forcibly removed. -
[16:21] <Yanmei> "Also, we're still under lock and key due to terrorist threats. Asuka was hurt pretty badly by an attack a few weeks ago, and ever since then, non of the pilots have been allowed to go back up to the surface. It's seriously annoying? -
[16:25] <Yanmei> "Even worse, the Colonel keeps threatening to bring in a tutor for us if things keep up the way they have been. Can you imagine?"
[16:28] <AdEvaGM> [James's eyebrows rose.-
[16:28] <AdEvaGM> ["One thing, huh?"]
[16:29] <Yanmei> "They're all closely connected." Yanmei nodded. "So it totally counts as one thing."
[16:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Sure. But…" He sat up a little higher. "A landship, huh? No shit…" He rubbed his hands together. "Can't wait to get my hands on that baby."]
[16:31] <Yanmei> "There are so many weapons on it. They had bring in someone to manage them all."
[16:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh yeah?"]
[16:33] <Yanmei> "She's Cornelia Archibald, and she's…" A slight frown. "I don't think she's mentioned where she's from? But she's a complete pro."
[16:34] <AdEvaGM> ["A pro?"]
[16:35] <Yanmei> "Unlike certain other bridge members, she doesn't look like she goofs off."
[16:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Oho, I see~"-
[16:37] <AdEvaGM> ["… She cute?"]
[16:38] <Yanmei> "Too young for you."
[16:38] <AdEvaGM> ["What? What does that mean?"]
[16:39] <Yanmei> "She's my age. Anyway, she's already turned down de Pteres for a date."
[16:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, but -de Pteres-." James scoffed. "She's old enough to work a Command position, she's old enough for lovin'."]
[16:42] <Yanmei> "She'll just turn you down too."
[16:42] <AdEvaGM> ["What makes you say that?"]
[16:43] <Yanmei> "Because she's seriously serious? I keep telling you, she doesn't goof off."
[16:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Hey! Who says you need to goof off to have a piece of Riel Pie? I'm an internationally renowned computer expert, you know. I invented the internet."]
[16:51] <Yanmei> "So you're going to show her your love through hacking, are you?" she smirked.
[16:51] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm going to show her my love through clever manipulation of digits, yes."]
[16:52] <Yanmei> "Ugh."
[16:53] <AdEvaGM> [He grinned. "Still, that's pretty fascinating…" He tapped his bionic hand against the table. "So they removed the Angel in Aline's head, eh…"]
[16:55] <Yanmei> "It wasn't the scientists who did that."
[16:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh?"]
[16:58] <Yanmei> "If was an effect from something the Twenty-Third Angel did while we were fighting it. Both Angels retreated together after that?"
[17:00] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh. Curious… I can see why you're worried."]
[17:01] <Yanmei> "We'll pull through. We still outnumber them."
[17:05] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah… And I suppose the ship helps."]
[17:06] <Yanmei> "That's right~" Yanmei grinned. "Who knows? Maybe you'll be back on your feet in time to move out."
[17:07] <AdEvaGM> ["Heh! You might be right." He flexed his arm a little. "It'd be good to be out of this bed."]
[17:10] <Yanmei> "I'll bet! Want me to bring you anything? Videogames, or… hrm…" Her expression sank a little. "Actually, I'm limited to what I can get on base? But maybe I can work something out with someone on the outside."
[17:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Heh, just try your best, yeah?"]
[17:11] <Yanmei> "Don't I always?" A quick glance to where Eevi and Lizzie were playing.
[17:20] <AdEvaGM> [Lizzie was sitting on the tiger now, bouncing a little up and down.]
[17:24] <Yanmei> "Oh no… Lizzie, sweetie, he's not a horsie."
[17:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Horsie horsie kitty! Giddyup!"-
[17:31] <AdEvaGM> [And quite suddenly, Felix did just that- Lizzie nearly toppling off, only to be grabbed by Eevi, who rose gracefully with the tiger.-
[17:32] <AdEvaGM> ["Wheeeee! Giddyupgiddyup kitty horsie kitty!"-
[17:32] <AdEvaGM> [And without any further ceremony, they padded off toward the door, Eevi opening it telekinetically as they went.]
[17:35] * Yanmei stared at this strange procession, her face having turned stark white at the moment the tiger had actually gotten up and she'd seen Lizzie momentarily off-balance. She was, in fact, now seemingly frozen in a half-standing position. "Where… w-wait! Where are you going?!"
[17:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Maaamaaaaa! Looooooook~"-
[17:37] <AdEvaGM> ["And off they go, just like they came." Said James. "Byebye, Eevi!"-
[17:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Goodbye."]
[17:39] <Yanmei> "I-" She shot the rest of the way to her feet, and gave James a hasty headbob. "I'll be back later. Lizziieee! Just wait a minute!" And she was scrambling after them.
[17:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Close the door on the way out!"]
[17:41] <Yanmei> She staggered, caught the handle, and the door slammed behind her in her haste.
[17:43] <AdEvaGM> ["'Bout time." Said James, discreetly sliding a hand under the mattress of his bed.]

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