Yanmei S Bedside

[22:30] <Yanmei> When Yanmei first opened an eye, she could only see a painful white haze, but with a few minutes it died down and she examine her surroundings properly. Familiar white sheets. Overhead lights. They spun a little even before she tried lifting her head. -
[22:33] <Yanmei> She was still in a place like this? Had the battle been a dream? There was something soft pressed against her forehead, and she reached up to follow the path it made along her temples and through her hair. Her eyes fluttered a little as though she might close them and drift back into another welcomed sleep.
[22:36] <AdEvaGM> [Soft linen, wrapped across one eye. As she moved to touch it, something gentle and warm took her hand. "Hey."]
[22:39] <Yanmei> "…" She turned to look because she knew that voice and that something about its being here didn't match up, and that it made her feel fuzzy inside all the same.
[22:43] <AdEvaGM> [Isaiah was sitting next to her, on a bed identical to Yanmei's, pushed along next to her own. He was smiling, warm, a little concerned. He pulled the hand over and kissed it. "How're you feeling?"]
[22:45] <Yanmei> "Tired," she mumbled, and gave him a smile that very much reflected that. "Welcome home."
[22:45] <AdEvaGM> [He chuckled. "We're not home, love."]
[22:46] <Yanmei> "Ahh…?"
[22:46] <AdEvaGM> ["We're in Boston. The Colonel had you brought here instead."]
[22:52] <Yanmei> "Boston?" Her forehead crinkled slightly as her assumptions realigned themselves. So this wasn't the hospital in Paris? And that battle… And there was also the question of 'why Boston?'. "I don't get it, but Marianne's great," she said happily.
[22:55] <AdEvaGM> ["She is." Said Isaiah with a grin. "You're really fighting to stay awake, huh? Hey. If you want to go to sleep, I'll wake you in time for dinner, ok?"]
[23:00] * Yanmei started to shake her head, but stopped immediately because it made her feel sick and made the room start spinning again. "Wait. Wait, tell me what happened. How long have I been here?"
[23:01] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh… About two days."]
[23:06] <Yanmei> "Two days," she echoed wonderingly. "Asleep for that long, but I'm still tired." She shifted, sluggishly moving her other limbs beneath her blanket and bracing for any pain made by that. Her body felt hot and prickly all over.
[23:14] <AdEvaGM> ["Sleeping sedatives." Said Isaiah gently. "They'll wear off with time, though."-
[23:14] <AdEvaGM> [Her arms seemed strangely recalcitrant- they had to really be cajoled into moving, and now her head was throbbing…]
[23:20] <Yanmei> "Why…?" She stopped moving. That seemed to cause nothing but problems. Surely Doctor Isaiah would know the reason for them drugging her. "I didn't need surgery or anything?"
[23:21] <AdEvaGM> ["No- well, we didn't know what was wrong with you, actually, after we recovered 04."]
[23:22] <Yanmei> "Wrong with me? What's that mean?"
[23:26] <AdEvaGM> ["It looks like you were injured by Metatron, this time badly. Bleeding- from the eyes. We weren't sure if it was deeper, or…" He trailed off. "We had to treat Weiss-Xylander, and…"]
[23:28] <Yanmei> Yanmei's eyebrows knit together. "What…? What did she do to him?"
[23:32] <AdEvaGM> [He shook his head. "I can't explain it, but he nearly died…"]
[23:37] <Yanmei> "Died!" Yanmei stared at him. "Because of Metatron?"
[23:45] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah. When we found him he was just- bleeding from his eyes, his nose, mouth, it was like it had tried to crush his mind…"]
[23:48] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei started to shake her head - and stopped for the same reasons as before. "During the battle, he was in a lot of pain?" she recalled slowly. "I had no idea… Is he resting around here somewhere?"
[23:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah. He's still asleep, intensive care. If we'd retrieved him even a few hours later…"]
[23:53] <Yanmei> "Hm." Yanmei looked down at her sheets again, troubled. "What about the others? Blanc's vital signs were…"
[23:58] <AdEvaGM> ["…" Isaiah looked down at his hands, troubled.]
[00:01] <Yanmei> "…" And Yanmei was suddenly very much reaquainted with the feeling of remorse. She shouldn't have brough it up… "The whole battle was kind of a disaster, wasn't it?" she muttered.
[00:07] <AdEvaGM> ["We won." Said Isaiah. "And there's still a chance we can salvage Aline from the LCL."]
[00:09] * Yanmei blinked. "So she's -not- dead. She just ended up like de Pteres did a while ago?"
[00:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Y-Yeah."]
[00:21] <Yanmei> "Hm, I see…" She rested her eyes for a little while. "That's good?"
[00:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Y-Yeah. better than death, at least." He let out a sigh, then reached over and smoothed down Yanmei's fringe. "See? I guess it's not that bad."]
[00:27] <Yanmei> "Yeah, you're right." Yanmei reached up and patted his hand. "Everything'll be fine in a few weeks? Ah… how long will they have me in here? Maybe together we can go out and do something when I'm released?"
[00:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, nothing's broken- you could probably be up and walking about in a day or two." He said with a soft smile. "But if I were you I'd take it easy for a few weeks. From what I've seen, you really weren't in the best state even before this battle, love."]
[00:32] <Yanmei> "Urgh." Yanmei made a face. "I was okay enough for school and stuff, but fighting was a little too much, I guess."
[00:35] <AdEvaGM> [He nodded slowly. "Yeah, I thought as much. Metatron's attacks don't seem to leave too many direct wounds, but…" Isaiah shook his head. "In any case, I know you'll be bored of the hospital in like a week, tops, so…"]
[00:38] <Yanmei> "So…early discharge date? Heh. It'll be nice to see Boston again. How are Rei and the others?"
[00:42] <AdEvaGM> ["They're ok." Said Isaiah. "Rei's still dealing with a broken arm, and… I dunno. She feels gloomier than I expect from her. She's not herself."]
[00:44] <Yanmei> "Hm? How weird. Well, not even Rei can be cheerful 100% of the time. I'm sure she'll open up again when she feels like it?"
[00:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Maybe. Alphonse is worried, though."]
[00:50] <Yanmei> "She's been grumpy to him too? Hm…"
[00:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Maybe big sis Meimei needs to have a word." Said Isaiah, grinning.]
[00:52] <Yanmei> "'Big sis,' huh?" She gave him a wry little smile. "Couldn't hurt? I'll see what I can do."
[00:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Hehehe." He settled down next to her, wrapping an arm tenderly around her waist. "… Missed you."]
[00:57] <Yanmei> "Missed you too." She turned toward him, fighting the pull of the sedatives. "…feels like it's been forever."
[00:59] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah." He sighed. "Sucks. I wish I didn't have to leave."]
[14:39] <Yanmei> "You have to leave?" Yanmei frowned, unable to keep the disappointment from her face.
[14:42] <AdEvaGM> ["I mean, from Paris."]
[14:45] <Yanmei> "Oh." She settled again, somewhat contentedly. "They won't let me transfer to Boston," she told him. "So we have to make do with 'other ways' of keeping in touch."
[14:52] <AdEvaGM> ["Mmm." He murmured, shooting her a little grin. "We'll have to work on seeing if we can do that again."]
[14:55] <Yanmei> "Mmhm." She nestled against him as well as she could. "But this is nice too. You're so warm."
[15:04] <AdEvaGM> ["But of course." He said happily. "Some things never change, even if I feel cold and lonely without you~" He crooned, clearly aiming to be overdramatic.]
[15:08] <Yanmei> "Aw, poor baby," Yanmei chuckled. She managed a little kiss, but it was slow-moving. It hurt to shift her head around too much.
[15:48] <AdEvaGM> ["Mm~ Well, you're here, and you're mine now for at least a few weeks…"-
[15:49] <AdEvaGM> [There was a light knock at the door. "Pilot Zhang, are you awake?"- Alphonse.]
[15:53] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei closed her eyes a moment. What lousy timing! She sighed, and pulled away a little bit, giving Isaiah a moment to compose himself as well if needed. "Yes, Major Wellesley?"
[15:56] <AdEvaGM> [Isaiah scooted away a little as well, but kept hold on her hand.-
[16:00] <AdEvaGM> [The door opened, and Alphonse entered. His hair was a little longer than Yanmei remembered, but he looked a little frayed, dark around the eyes. Nevertheless, he gave them both a smile and fetched a chair. "I'm glad to see you awake."]
[16:05] <Yanmei> "It's good to be awake?" she smiled at him tiredly. "How have you been?"
[16:12] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm fine. Busy, but fine. Are you feeling alright?"]
[16:14] <Yanmei> "Fine, fine!" She waved a hand airily. "Isaiah estimates that I'll be up and around in a couple of days. Right?"
[16:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Give or take."-
[16:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Good to hear." Said Alphonse. "Now, of course I've been given a few orders regarding your stay here."]
[16:20] <Yanmei> "Orders? From… the Colonel?"
[16:23] <AdEvaGM> [He nodded.]
[16:25] <Yanmei> "What did she say?" She pulled on an expression of vague concentration. Surely, something sweet, like 'get lots of rest and cuddle Isaiah'.
[16:26] <AdEvaGM> ["A few guidelines. You're not to leave Boston under any circumstances, and whenever you leave HQ you must go with an escort."]
[16:27] <Yanmei> "W-what?!"
[16:29] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah…" Isaiah looked away.-
[16:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes." Said Alphonse. "Command is worried about the presence of Children of Adam agents within the city. For your own safety…"]
[16:33] <Yanmei> "I… see…" She was trying to stow the disappointment and regain her dignified composure. "My safety. I guess if she's that worried…"
[16:43] <AdEvaGM> [Alphonse nodded. "She also wants to make sure you get plenty of rest, so she requests that you stay under Gabriel-Wei's supervision for your stay…"]
[16:45] <Yanmei> "Oh! Well, that won't be a problem." She brightened again with that. "Will it?"
[16:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course not." Said Isaiah with a grin. "You should see my apartment, it's actually pretty nice."]
[16:48] <Yanmei> "Hehe." Yanmei grinned. "But. If we'll both be staying outside of HQ, doesn't that mean we'll have to have bodyguards around all the time?"
[16:50] <AdEvaGM> ["The apartment blocks for the pilots are safeguarded at all times." Said Alphonse.]
[16:51] <Yanmei> "Hm, I see." Yanmei nodded gingerly. "I think I understand."
[16:53] <AdEvaGM> ["Thank you for your cooperation." He smiled, getting to his feet. "Stay rested, Pilot Zhang."]
[16:55] <Yanmei> "Thank you for bringing the message. Will I see you again soon, Major?"
[17:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Probably. Would the two of you like to come over for dinner on the weekend?"]
[17:05] <Yanmei> "Sounds wonderful. Rei will be there too, of course?"
[17:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, of course." He said, looking away towards the door.]
[17:10] <Yanmei> "…" She kept smiling. "I'll look forward to it. Thank you again."
[17:20] <AdEvaGM> [He nodded, and stepped out, leaving the two lovers alone.]
[17:20] <Yanmei> "Huh." A thoughtful expression crossed her face.
[17:22] <AdEvaGM> ["Mm?"]
[17:24] <Yanmei> "He doesn't quite seem like himself either…" A wave of exhaustion started to bog that thoughtfulness down.
[17:24] <AdEvaGM> ["He's had a lot on his mind…" Isaiah turned, blinking. "… Wow. Even I felt that."]
[17:25] <Yanmei> "Heh. Sorry."
[17:26] <AdEvaGM> ["It's cool." With their guest gone, he moved in, snuggling up to her once more. "I wouldn't mind a nap."]
[17:27] <Yanmei> "Good. 's soon as I wake up, though, we'll do something fun?"
[17:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course. Anything you like."]
[17:32] <Yanmei> "Lotsa steak," she muttered. "Lots…" And then she drifted off contentedly.

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