Yanmei S Checkup

[22:55] <Yanmei> For a normal hard, plastic chair, the seat at Isaiah's bedside was growing far too comfortable these days. Yanmei supposed that -anything- could become comfortable if one was tired enough and sat in it often enough. -
[22:58] <Yanmei> Not much had changed since the last visit, although now she had a little more time to spend here. She thought of Isaiah, and Lizzie, and of the man whose memories she had glimpsed in Mary Caine's horrible Eternity Drive.
[23:07] <Minaplo|Out> [Isaiah continued to sleep. If that's what it was, anyway.-
[23:07] <Minaplo|Out> [The door to his room opened. "Humph." Said Dr. Stimms.]
[23:10] <Yanmei> "Hello, doctor." She was learning that grumbling was just his way of saying 'hello,' and that she should try to put up with it.
[23:13] <Minaplo|Out> ["Humph."-
[23:14] <Minaplo|Out> [He had a folder in his hand, a white large folder. Looked like X-Rays. "Do you know what this is? Do you know what I am holding in my hand?" He asked, holding the folder up.]
[23:17] * Yanmei stared blankly. She demurely folded her hands in her lap. "Please enlighten me?"
[23:22] <Minaplo|Out> ["Bullshit. I have bullshit in my hand, Zhang." He wagged the folder at her threateningly.-
[23:22] <Minaplo|Out> ["Very expensive bullshit." He walked over to Isaiah, and whacked his chest with the X-Rays.-
[23:23] <Minaplo|Out> ["Don't ask me how, but the breaks in his spine and elsewhere are starting to… mend."]
[23:26] * Yanmei had frowned, shifting as a folder hit Isaiah's chest as if she wanted to stand up, but the doctor's words stopped her. "Mend?"
[23:31] <Minaplo|Out> ["He's -healing- his critical injuries extremely rapidly." Said Stimms grumpily. "At the rate this is going, in a few weeks he'll be able to walk and dance and fight as though he -hadn't- been thrown about by an Eva. If he wakes up."]
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[23:36] <Yanmei> "…he's healing." Her words were slow, cautious. She stared down at the X-ray folder. "Then he'll be all right?"
[23:39] <Minaplo|Out> ["Better than my professional credibility will be." He sighed. "Anyway. It's time for your checkup."]
[23:43] * Yanmei frowned again, not really wanting to leave him in this place of spies and clones and shadowy operatives. She stood slowly.
Session Time: Thu Feb 14 00:00:00 2013
[00:03] <Minaplo|Out> ["Eh, we can do most of it here if you want."]
[00:04] * Yanmei stared pointedly past him, toward the observation glass. Her eyebrows rose high. "Seriously?"
[00:06] <Minaplo|Out> ["Hell, it's up to you. I figured you would want to be with your dearly beloved at least for question time." Stimms grumbled.]
[00:09] <Yanmei> "Well… that sounds okay?" She slowly sat back down. "For the rest of it, I'll have to insist on more privacy."
[00:16] <Minaplo|Out> ["Fair enough."-
[00:16] <Minaplo|Out> [He pulled up a chair, taking out a clipboard. "Full name is Zhang Yanmei- do you Chinese have middle names, or what?"]
[00:21] <Yanmei> "Huh?" Her mouth quirked. "That's a strange question."
[00:22] <Minaplo|Out> ["So… The answer is no?"]
[00:23] <Yanmei> "That's right."
[00:25] <Minaplo|Out> ["Born… Officially, November 28, 2000, birthplace… Do I write PRC or CF?"]
[00:26] <Yanmei> "Technically, it was still PRC?"
[00:27] <Minaplo|Out> ["Right."-
[00:29] <Minaplo|Out> [He scribbled a few more details. "Occupation: pilot, for now, heh heh heh."-
[00:30] <Minaplo|Out> ["There's a set of height and weight scales over there in the corner, if you could tell me…?"]
[00:34] * Yanmei complied with a toss of her hair, the scowl plain on her face for that pilot remark. -
[00:44] <Yanmei> "Five foot, five inches. 123 pounds."
[00:44] <Minaplo|Out> ["I coulda sworn you were less than 123. Welp, I guess the scales don't lie."-
[00:45] <Minaplo|Out> ["Single…" He scribbled. "Closest relative?"]
[00:46] <Yanmei> "Dirctor Zhang Mingzhu, my mother." She found her way back to the chair. "Those extra pounds -are- muscle, of course~"
[00:47] <Minaplo|Out> ["Uh-huh. Ok. Let's see."-
[00:48] <Minaplo|Out> ["Oh man. Yes or no question time."-
[00:48] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you in good health?"]
[00:52] * Yanmei took a rather long moment to stare at him for that. "No long term illnesses or life threatening medical complications," is what she finally decided to say.
[00:52] <Minaplo|Out> ["Is that Chinese for 'yes', or is it Chinese for 'no'? Either way, again in English."]
[00:55] <Yanmei> "We'll say 'yes' if it makes it easier for you." She gave him a sweet smile that wasn't… terrible sweet. "Aside from some recent dizzy spells, I'm fine?"
[00:56] <Minaplo|Out> ["Dizzy spells?" He seemed surprised.-
[00:56] <Minaplo|Out> ["We'll get to those later. Let's see."-
[00:56] <Minaplo|Out> ["Has there been a general change to your health in the last twelve months? Oh god, this is amazing."]
[01:01] <Yanmei> "No, nothing… persistant. Injuries don't count, do they?"
[01:03] <Minaplo|Out> ["I'm just going to write 'yes' and move on."-
[01:03] <Minaplo|Out> ["When was your last physical exam?"]
[01:09] <Yanmei> "A thorough one? Two or three weeks ago, I think. After that cath- um, building fire?"
[01:09] <Minaplo|Out> [He eyed her for a second.-
[01:09] <Minaplo|Out> [He then looked at his chart and immediately perked up.-
[01:09] <Minaplo|Out> ["Oh god."-
[01:10] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you had any serious illness, operation, or been hospitalised in the past five years? If so, what was the illness or problem?"-
[01:10] <Minaplo|Out> ["Should I bring in a few pages of foolscap for you?"]
[01:12] * Yanmei flushed a little, and hmphed sulkily. "Don't you guys have access to my medical history? Can't you just write down, 'see patient's file' or something?"
[01:13] <Minaplo|Out> ["Alright, fine. Have you had illness blah blah blah in the past three weeks?"]
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[01:15] <Yanmei> "Um… some bullet wounds and lacerations. And this happened." She gently patted her bandaged arm. "And there's the dizziness I told you about?"
[01:16] <Minaplo|Out> ["Got shot, got cut, got broke, got drunk. Got it."-
[01:16] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you taking any medicine, including non-prescription?"]
[01:21] <Yanmei> "Biogel. Um…" she hesitated, glancing around suspiciously. "You can't tell anyone about this, but a while ago my wounds were… sort of closing on their own. Lately, I think that stopped? I mean just look at this…" she patted her arm again.
[01:21] <Minaplo|Out> ["…"-
[01:21] <Minaplo|Out> ["WHAT?!"]
[01:22] <Yanmei> "Shhh!!" She rose a little out of her seat, reddening again. "You can't -tell- anyone! It's weird and kind of embarrassing and shhh!"
[01:23] <Minaplo|Out> [Stimms went red with frustration. he stood up and promptly began shoving his hand into Yanmei's chest and abdomen.]
[01:26] * Yanmei yelped, drawing back defensively. "A-at least give me a warning! And I thought we would at least have a privacy curtain?"
[01:27] <Minaplo|Out> ["You don't have a core. That I can feel." He withdrew his hand. "So why are you -regenerating-?"]
[01:29] <Yanmei> "Well… it happened after I ran into this guy? This real stupid jerk. And he made me… uh… I *mumble mumble*" So gross! She shut her eyes, turning even redder.
[01:31] <Minaplo|Out> ["… He made you do what? Speak up."]
[01:32] <Yanmei> "His blood." Her voice was only marginally less mumbly. "He made me… taste it."
[01:34] <Minaplo|Out> ["…" Stimms went pale. "And you did it. Of course."-
[01:34] <Minaplo|Out> ["Well. I guess 'Random stranger's magical candy blood' will do for now." He settled back into his chair and wrote something on the chart.-
[01:35] <Minaplo|Out> ["You're a total idiot, I should note. Anyway."-
[01:35] <Minaplo|Out> ["Do you have or have had any of the following diseases or problems…"-
[01:37] <Minaplo|Out> [He read them all quite fast. "Damaged heart valves, artificial heart valves, cardiovascular disease, chest pain on exertion, short of breath after mild exercise, swelling ankles, in-born heart defects, a pacemaker, allergies, sinus problems, asthma or hay fever, fainting spells or seizures, persistent diarrhea or-"-
[01:37] <Minaplo|Out> ["Hah, recent weight loss-"-
[01:38] <Minaplo|Out> ["Diabetes, hepatitis, jaundice or liver problems, AIDS or HIV infection, thyroid problems, respiratory problems such as emphysema or painful swollen joints, arthritis or painful swollen joints, stomach ulcers or hyperacidity, kidney trouble, tuberculosis?"]
[01:41] <Yanmei> "Chest pains, shortness of breath, and respiratory problems, all stemming from the same lung-related injuries. They've more or less been taken care of as said injuries healed?" She was still sullenly staring at the clipboard in his hands. He didn't have to write that dumb blood incident down…
[01:41] <Minaplo|Out> ["Right."-
[01:41] <Minaplo|Out> [He flipped the page.-
[01:43] <Minaplo|Out> ["Continuing on: have you ever had any of the following blah blah blah: persistent cough or cough that produces blood, persistent swollen glands in neck, epilepsy or other neurological disease, sexually transmitted diseases…"-
[01:43] <Minaplo|Out> [He looked up at her dubiously. "Problems with mental health- time for the foolscap?"-
[01:43] <Minaplo|Out> ["Cancer, and finally, problems with the immune system."]
[01:44] <Yanmei> "-None- of those," she said firmly, staring him in the eye.
[01:45] <Minaplo|Out> ["Compulsive lying…" He wrote on the sheet.-
[01:45] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you ever had abnormal bleeding? Oh boy."]
[01:48] <Yanmei> "I am -not- a liar. And, I've only bled for natural reasons and after being cut, thank you," she said primly. A slight pause. "And from the eyes a few times, but that was a cause and effect thing? Kind of."
[01:48] <Minaplo|Out> ["Yes, then."-
[01:48] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you-"-
[01:48] <Minaplo|Out> [He eyed the sheet.-
[01:49] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you ever required a blood transfusion?"]
[01:51] <Yanmei> "…yes. Once."
[01:52] <Minaplo|Out> ["Noted."-
[01:52] <Minaplo|Out> ["Do you have any blood disorders such as anemia? And have you ever needed treatment for a tumor or growth?"]
[01:54] <Yanmei> "No and no."
[02:02] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you allergic or have you had a reaction to: local anaesthetics, painkillers or other antibiotics, sulfa drugs, barbiturates, sedatives or sleeping pills, aspirin, iodine, codeine and other narcotics, biogel or other?"]
[02:02] <Yanmei> "No."
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[02:06] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you or have you ever been a tobacco user?"]
[02:08] <Yanmei> "Of course not?" Yanmei huffed and tossed her hair. "It's really bad for your endurance."
[02:08] <Minaplo|Out> [Stimms made yappy-yappy motions with his mouth.-
[02:09] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you ever used alcoholic beverages?"]
[02:09] <Yanmei> "Occassionally."
[02:10] <Minaplo|Out> ["Which type, and how often a week?"]
[02:11] <Yanmei> "Wine, mostly. Um… like I said, just occassionally? It's inconsistant. I've gone lots of weeks without drinking any of it."
[02:12] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you had any this week?"]
[02:12] <Yanmei> "…yes. Just a glass or two."
[02:12] <Minaplo|Out> ["Heh."-
[02:13] <Minaplo|Out> ["Relax, you live in France, it's expected."-
[02:14] <Minaplo|Out> ["Have you engaged in any sexual activity in the past four weeks?"]
[02:14] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei cleared her throat. "M-maybe."
[02:15] <Minaplo|Out> ["Now you're just being difficult. Look, it's perfectly natural, blah blah blah, I really don't care either way, yes or no?"]
[02:15] <Yanmei> "Yes," she muttered.
[02:16] <Minaplo|Out> ["Protected or not?"]
[02:17] <Yanmei> "Protected."
[02:18] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you taking birth control pills?"]
[02:18] <Yanmei> "No, I'm not."
[02:19] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you having any problems with your menstrual period or the like?"]
[02:21] <Yanmei> "It's normal…" It was one thing talking to Clement about these things, but this guy? She shifted uncomfortably. "How many questions left are there?"
[02:21] <Minaplo|Out> ["Just one."-
[02:21] <Minaplo|Out> ["Are you pregnant?"]
[02:22] <Yanmei> "No." She carefully tucked her relief away, out of sight.
[02:23] <Minaplo|Out> ["Mind you, being pregnant would explain unexpected weight gain and dizzy spells." He said with a smirk, writing something on the report before putting his pen down with a sense of finality. "Aaaand that's done."]
[02:25] * Yanmei was… trying to tuck her horror out of sight as well now. She cleared her throat once more. "What's next? Tests?"
[02:26] <Minaplo|Out> ["Yeah. We'll go a bit easy on you because you fell down the stairs." He said, standing up.-
[02:26] <Minaplo|Out> [But someone had entered the room and was watching them through the observation glass.-
[02:29] <Minaplo|Out> [He had messy blonde hair and blue eyes; he had heavy bags under his eyes and several weeks of unshaven growth on his chin.-
[02:29] <Minaplo|Out> [It was Doctor Elijah Gabriel.]
[02:33] * Yanmei stared back, disbelieving. Very slowly, she stood up as well. "How long has he been standing there?"
[02:36] <Minaplo|Out> ["Hell, I don't know. Couple of minutes."]
[02:38] <Yanmei> "Let's… give him some time alone with his son," she said carefully. "Finish this stuff in an actual office."
[02:42] <Minaplo|Out> ["With a curtain and everything." He said sarcastically, getting to his feet and opening the door. "Feel free to take as much time as you need." Said Stimms.-
[02:43] <Minaplo|Out> ["I want to speak with the young lady first." Said Dr. Gabriel, turning his eyes on Yanmei.]
[02:44] * Yanmei stopped glaring daggers at Stimems' back, and switched to Gabriel in surprise. She nodded. "I'll catch up in a few minutes, doctor."
[02:45] <Minaplo|Out> [Stimms grumbled and headed off by himself. Gabriel entered the room, closing the door behind him.]
[02:48] * Yanmei took another step forward as if to greet him, but she couldn't think of anything proper to say. What could -anyone- say? And what could he be thinking. "Dr. Gabriel," she burst out finally, "I'm very very sorry…"
[02:49] <Minaplo|Out> ["…"-
[02:50] <Minaplo|Out> [Gabriel walked over to the bed, looking suddenly incredibly forlorn. He placed a hand on his son's head, stroking his fringe.-
[02:52] <Minaplo|Out> ["I never have really known my son." He murmured quietly.]
[02:55] * Yanmei watched him with a sort of respectful silence. The two never had gotten along. Had she… contributed to their fighting or helped to make a few small improvements? She didn't know either way.
[02:56] <Minaplo|Out> ["You're trying to save him."]
[02:59] <Yanmei> Her head jerked ever so slightly. "How did you know…?"
[03:01] <Minaplo|Out> ["I heard that he's healing some of his injuries, a-and…"-
[03:01] <Minaplo|Out> ["I know you wouldn't stop at anything to try to save him. You wouldn't just… Stand by."]
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[03:07] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei looked away. "I'm trying my hardest. I miss him. If I should fail, I…" Her hands had balled into fists. She forced herself, painfully, to release them. "I just want him back…"
[03:11] <Minaplo|Out> ["I know." He whispered. "I do too."-
[03:12] <Minaplo|Out> ["What I wouldn't give to have those days back. Just Liyi and my son, together again, all of us…"-
[03:12] <Minaplo|Out> ["But my son is here, and Liyi…"]
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[03:15] <Yanmei> "Maybe she's been protecting him all this time. Like a guardian angel?" Yanme gave a small smile. "He's had a lot of close calls, but he's still made it through."
[03:16] <Minaplo|Out> ["I know where Liyi is." He said quietly.]
[03:17] <Yanmei> "D…do you?"
[03:19] <Minaplo|Out> ["It wasn't hard to figure out." Said Dr. Gabriel. "EVA-08 refuses to work properly with any pilot except him. I knew they used Ikari's sister for 05, and it seemed to make sense that they'd use Liyi."-
[03:20] <Minaplo|Out> [He ran his hand through Isaiah's hair yet again. "You need 08, don't you?"]
[03:20] <Yanmei> "You know that too, do you?" Her shoulders slumped a little. "Yes, I do."
[03:21] <Minaplo|Out> ["I can clear it for you." He said quietly.]
[03:22] <Yanmei> "You have the authority to do that?"
[03:22] <Minaplo|Out> ["Not officially. But Mary owes me." He said, his left hand tightening into a fist. "I've done things for her. I've sold my soul for that woman, and she owes me, and she'll give me the clearance or I'll beat it from her."]
[03:27] <Yanmei> Even now, amid the sobriety, she felt a little thrill at those words. "Let me put you in touch with someone first. An aquaintance of mine who's been helping me think of ideas for this? That woman, she's completely insane. Don't just go in there alone."
[03:29] <Minaplo|Out> ["I won't be." He said.-
[03:29] <Minaplo|Out> ["You're right. Liyi has been protecting Isaiah all this time, like a guardian angel."-
[03:29] <Minaplo|Out> ["But she remembers her Elijah."-
[03:30] <Minaplo|Out> [He bowed his head at that and squeezed his eyes shut. He waved a hand wordlessly at Yanmei.]
[03:33] * Yanmei hesitated. Slowly, she started backing away. "I'll come back after the tests, okay?" But she didn't expect him to answer. She went to the door and let herself out into the hallway to follow Stimms.

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