Wit Grew Polite And Numbers Learn D To Flow

[23:21] <Aline> This was… for Aline, only the third time she actually got hurt. A bullet. Her own teeth. And now…? What could she even call this one… what indeed. The wound was still closing up a bit - mostly just a scar by now, but she knew she was here for observation. Rumors were abound about the other three victims of that bizarre attack, and Aline couldn't help but think that it was some kind
[23:21] <Aline> of perverse jab on the part of the Angel. It was as she was pondering that, that time ticked to the present moment…
[23:23] <Yanmei> There was a knock at the door.
[23:28] * Aline stirred suddenly, getting up, but not quite leaving her hospital bed yet, instead sitting down at its edge. "Ah, who is it?"
[23:31] <Yanmei> The door opened to familiar pigtails, and a white and red outfit that Aline had seen the previous day, before the EVAs had launched. "So you're okay now too, huh?"
[23:34] * Aline looked up from where she sat, and smiled softly. "It hurt like hell, but it actually wasn't that bad medically. I got off easy - something about being lucky nothing was tugged out by the cords." But she shuffled about on the bed. "Yours was pretty fierce, though, I'm glad you're fine…"
[23:37] <Yanmei> "More than fine?" Yanmei tossed her hair. No need to bring up the walk of shame to the operation room or the time she had spent sleeping when it was all said and done. She'd had her phone out, holding it with her unbandaged hand, but now she snapped it shut.-
[23:39] <Yanmei> "I hate to be like de Pteres, but I wish they'd just give me the okay to leave. What about you?"
[23:43] <Aline> Of course, Aline actually knew that she had slept through a lot of her treatment, but not the other part. "Hmm… It's like, I can see why they want me to stay, but it's a little bit boring too. Better than the 'special' wards, though, if you get my drift." She figured that wasn't anything too bad to say, securitywise.
[23:50] <Yanmei> "I know, right?" But the implications of that last remark had tempered her mood a little, and she ended up frowning. "…think Guillory'll be okay?"
[23:55] * Aline frowned deeply, thinking of the implications. "I… don't know. All respect to the Commander, but living your life looking like someone else, and /knowing/ it, is pretty damn disturbing." A long sigh. "I think… it'll take a /while/ for him."
Session Time: Fri Feb 03 00:00:00 2012
[00:04] <Yanmei> "No kidding." Yanmei rested against the doorframe, still frowning. "Permanently changed on an Angel's whim. It's the Shadowmen in a way."
[00:09] <Aline> "But…" Aline leaned backwards a little. "It's more symbolic. I mean, think about it for a little. Hasn't he been hanging out with Rei a whole lot, before she moved out to Boston? All of it is probably symbolic, really - I guess this one was more interested in sick… I wouldn't say jokes, but jabs."
[00:14] <Yanmei> "I agree with you there. He was having anxieties about her going over there and fighting too. Like a paternal parenting thing?" She looked down at her bandaged hand with a deeper frown. "I guess the Angel was running wild with parent themes or something."
[00:16] * Aline seemed to react a lot worse to the mention of parent themes, than she probably should have. Frown deepening even more, and a sort of… harrowed look in her eyes. "Tell me about it."
[00:28] <Yanmei> "…" Discomfort. Yanmei raised her hand over her head in a deep stretch. "Well, whatever? It's dead, now, even if the effects of fighting it continue living on."
[00:33] <Aline> But nonetheless, Aline eventually returned to a more neutral expression. "Yeah. Just scars, in a way." She waved her hand, where an unbandaged, round scar was indeed there. "Or literally. I do like being able to move again, anyhow…"
[00:39] <Yanmei> "I'll bet," she smirked. "You know, that horrible plant when to the Technical Division after the surgery. What do you want to bet that they're trying to keep it alive for further study?"
[00:42] * Aline shrugged her shoulders. "Well. It's a magic vampire flower conjured by an alien. That /is/ something you want to know what to do with, even if it does mean trying to keep it alive." But she smiled in an attempt to be more disarming. "…I'm sorry, I'm more used to the scientist way of looking at things."
[00:44] <Yanmei> "I've noticed."
[00:53] <Aline> "If it's any consolation, I'm not happy that that thing existed."
[00:59] <Yanmei> "I'm sure you're not?" Yanmei smiled at her. "Neither am I, I can assure you."
[01:01] * Aline looked relieved, now. "Ah, that's good then. I get worried sometimes that I'm offending you, is all…"
[01:04] <Yanmei> "What's with that expression?" Yanmei sighed. "Is it really such a big deal if we butt heads, even if it's over something dumb? That's kind of the norm, isn't it?"
[01:08] <Aline> A few looks to the side. "Ah, it's… hard to explain, I guess. I've never had a, uh… friendship with that much fighting in it before, and even after a few years, it's still really throwing me off." Aline shook her head, and looked down - but only for a second. "I guess I always thought that you might tick off a friend once in a blue moon, and otherwise you tried to keep calm. But that's
[01:08] <Aline> probably projecting a lot more… sedate personalities onto everyone else."
[01:13] <Yanmei> "Probably? Not everyone is interested in keeping the peace. Often, it feels more honest to slap someone than it does to shake hands with them, even if you're friends."
[01:19] <Aline> "Mm. I guess you might be right, it does sound more honest. I'm… ah, surprised at belligerence in general, even if I understand the reasons. Don't mind me, I guess?"
[01:36] <Yanmei> "I'll try not to," she said mildly. There was an air of distraction for a moment, but it passed and she shook her head. "Anyway. How long do they have you in here for?"
[01:39] * Aline waved her hand a bit to the side. "I have one more day of observation left. They did have to do a little pulling together, but the biogel helped a lot."
[01:41] <Yanmei> "Ah, the miracle gel. The person who created it was really a genius. One more day isn't so bad."
[01:44] * Aline chuckled a little as she leaned backwards again, before fixing her posture. "No, no it isn't. What about you?"
[01:46] <Yanmei> "Three. I'm trying to persuade Clement to make it two, but it's not taking. Yet."
[01:48] <Aline> "Ouch. But given that that /thing/ might've reached in deep, and that they had to pull stuff out of you, I can see why…"
[01:56] <Yanmei> "If there was a complication, it would have showed up already?" She sighed. "Well, whatever? He's the doctor, and I can't say that Isaiah's disagreed with him on it. That's two specialists against one layperson."
[01:59] <Aline> "Right. And there's recovery to consider." Aline nodded. "It's frustrating, but I've learned to put up with it. Would rather not, oh, cut myself on something and get it reopened or something."
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[02:08] <Yanmei> "Right, right," Yanmei shrugged. "Can't be helped and all that?"
[02:14] <Aline> "Yeah… Oh well, at least it's soon, right?"
[02:19] <Yanmei> "Relatively." She frowned. "I have business that I want to deal with quickly, though. I'm not sure if it's something I can do from in here?"
[02:23] * Aline quirked a brow at that. "Mm. Plans tend to blow up for a pilot, it seems. Especially with the fights happening in quick succession, I can't say you won't be screwed again in that way." A pause. "…/Business/, though?"
[02:27] <Yanmei> "Domestic problems. I guess it shouldn't really be called 'business' in that case?"
[02:29] <Aline> "…Oh. Well I'm sure Marianne won't be too mad, or the baby will have someone taking care of her or… /something/. But." A wink. "I can tell you don't want to get into it, so I won't press."
[02:36] <Yanmei> "I appreciate that," she smiled again, took a backward step, and ran a hand through her hair. "I'm going to see if I can raid Isaiah's office for some reading material. Maybe play with the wolf. Feel like coming?"

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