?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
02 April 2007 @ 10:52 am
Second home ((Open!))  
Schreber has been puttering for about a week, pinpointing back and forth from home and setting up his lab again. It's been pretty much empty since his heart attack and that was a while ago. He's visited once or twice to show Sarah around but now he's moving things in and setting up his room again. There's another beat up couch (Not the same one, that's at the beach house), and his lockbox with the brainjuice samples, and the computer is up and running. There's also a box with a lamp that's supposed to simulate real sunlight and a little wire rack like you're supposed to put in a patio for flowerpots. Schreber is still puttering because he's not really sure where to get started but the door is open (that makes him a little jumpy) and there's a sign taped to the door with his name on it again. The old one got swept away in the flood.
Orwell is on the arm of the new couch, pulling at threads and watching the door anxiously for visitors but the lab seems very quiet these days.
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
 
Sarah Branigan: purple rosesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Sarah is not thinking about what she'd like to do in a locked room with Daniel (maybe she'll daydream about that later). Right now, her attention is on the vials. She catches a word or two of writing on the labels -- his writing is never easy to read except up-close. "Some of this is from before? But no way of knowing who they came from..."
dr_schreber: *science!*dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Only Schreber can read his handwriting well. He knows this and is very happy to have a computer to type on so other people can read what he writes. He nods a little and pulls over one of the big complex microscopes which was also salvaged from the original labs in the city. "The last time I went in looking for anything I was looking for medical knowledge. There's... bits and pieces of that. I used a lot of it distilled togeth...er in one syringe, but some seemed extraneous. Basic first aid." He looks over the syringes until he finds one that doesn't have much in it, and he slots this into the holder on the microscope. "It's... hard to look at I think, un...less you have a good idea what you're looking at."
Sarah Branigansarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
The equippment is familiar, from what she saw in the movie, but she finds it fascinating nonetheless. She laughs softly. "I wouldn't call basic first aid extraneous... but it's probably redundant, after a certain point." She moves closer to the microscope. "Can... can I look?"
dr_schreber: *science!*dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
He nods and moves aside a little. "You'll have to adjust it a lot, I usually look without my glasses." That means it'll be really out of focus for anyone else. Schreber does not have good eyesight. "It was redundant. I knew whoever I gave the distillation to would al...ready have that knowledge, or should. There... were some of the Stranger's memories in it too." He glances at two vials that have very dark oil-slick black contents. They're tightly capped.
If she can actually get the microscope focused, what she sees won't make a lot of sense. She's looking at chemical components and colors and it doesn't look quite like anything she's seen before even in her memories of medical training.
Sarah Branigan: furtivesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
She listens while she peers into the microscope, blinking hopelessly at the blurriness before adjusting the focus. Eventually she sees what she thinks she's supposed to be seeing, even though it doesn't make any sense to her. "It's beautiful..." she says quietly.

She looks up sharply when he mentions the Strangers, then over at the vials. It's easy to tell which vials contain Their memories.
dr_schreber: contemplative syringedr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
He's looking over the vials now, refreshing his memory of what he has. "I imprinted Nadezhda with it, in the end. I think it... was useful." He peers at the labels and shifts them around a little, reorganizing. He looks a little guilty and thoughtful as he comes across a sample he took while he was on hydegas.
Sarah Branigan: soft happysarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
"Really? I would have thought she'd already have plenty of medical knowledge." Her attention is back on him and the vials. "I know you're working on your sleep serum, but that's another good use for this technology -- a way to pass on knowledge."
dr_schreber: the good doctor w/needledr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
"She does, but it wasn't enough. There was... a very serious disease was running through Arkham and Dr. Crane happened to be in there at... the time, and caught it... a lot of people were working to find a cure and it was all I... could think to contribute. It is useful, but not many people want knowledge dropped direct...ly into their brian like that. It's not pleasant." He puts the vials down and his eyes are all distant again.
Sarah Branigan: soft happysarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Her eyes widen a little at the backstory, but obviously things worked out. One of the reasons she isn't more wary of Crane is because so many people -- people she knows and respects -- consider him a friend.

"I would," she murmurs softly, before blushing a little. "I mean, if it would help in an emergency. I already know that my memories are false, what's a few more if-- if they don't feel like they belong to someone else. If it's just information."
dr_schreber: the good doctor w/needledr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Dr. Crane is a dangerous friend to have but there's also a lot there to respect and admire. Not everyone can see it, especially when he's feargassing them.
"I tried to make it as impersonal as possible, but she doesn't have the other ex...perience to compare it to." He smiles weakly. "It does have practical applications but not many people would be willing. I'd... do that to myself without much hesitation, but that's different."
Sarah Branigan: purple rosesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Involuntary feargassing can put quite a damper on potential feelings of respect and admiration.

"I suppose not," she murmurs. It also seems somewhat dishonest to spread information in such a way -- maybe it's best only for emergencies.

She returns to the table with lunch spread atop it and helps herself to some pasta salad. "I think... so long as I weren't awake, the actual method isn't so bad. It's quick, at least."
dr_schreber: contemplative syringedr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
People are funny like that.
Schreber thinks that injecting people's brains should bother him more then it does. He opens a little black case and checks the empty syringes there to make sure they're okay. They get sterilized and reused and he worries about cracks in the glass. "Experimentation always seems to be the exception to that. You have to ex...periment with things first so you can be sure it will actually work in an e...mergency situation."
Sarah Branigan: prettysarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sarah thinks it really ought to bother her more, too, the idea of being injected. But now that the Strangers have been taken out of the equation, and the technology could be used for something good, it doesn't seem troubling. A lot of medicine is like that -- most techniques have the potential for benefiting others (or being horribly misused).

She smiles faintly, picking at her lunch. "Maybe. You know that I'm willing to help you."
dr_schreber: Nervous smile Tod artdr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Schreber injecting her with his syringe has all kinds of implications too. Probably he does not think about that and all the silly innuendo that goes along with it. ;P Medicine isn't a field for the squeamish though so it makes sense that she deals with the idea okay.
"...You don't want to be an experimental subject." He remembers to put his work down and eat something.
Sarah Branigan: oh pleasesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
There is no way in Hell Sarah would ever associate that with that, so any such innuendo is lost on her although she really does like him dressed in his labcoat.

She reaches over and gives him arm a squeeze. "I don't want to have you test everything on me, no, but if it's something I can use anyway..." she shrugs. "Besides, I already promised you a silly dream of mine."
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)