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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: happysarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
If she knew what he was thinking, she'd be even more eager to help. As it is, she just wants him to feel more comfortable with his research, to maybe make amends with his past.

She smiles. "I would like to learn. This technology was used for awful things, but it can be used for a lot of good, too."
dr_schreber: the good doctor w/needledr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Someday maybe Schreber will learn to actually share what he's thinking. "It's... easier on someone who's had it done before. There's a hole there in the bone you can... find if you've done it before-you don't... want to hear about this while you're eating, do you?" He takes a mouthful of pasta salad to make himself be quiet.
Sarah Branigan: oh pleasesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
She chuckles and helps herself to some fruit. "It's not as bad as the time I had to help a patient with an infected incision site right after having a vanilla pudding snack." Still, there's a bit of bravado in her words. "Can you find it on me? With your fingers?" she asks.
dr_schreber: the good doctor w/needledr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
He shudders and smiles a little but maybe she shouldn't have told him that while he was eating. Schreber is not a nurse. He swallows a little hard and reaches over. It only takes him a second or two to find it, his fingers go almost straight to the spot on her forehead. It doesn't feel any different to her because it's been so long since she's been imprinted.
Sarah Branigan: purple rosesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was a little mean of her. Nurses need to have iron stomachs, even more so than doctors.

She reaches up, overlapping his own hand as she tries to feel for herself. "It doesn't feel any different," she notes. "Can I feel yours?" There's a quick and sheepish grin that follows. No, she didn't mean it like that.
dr_schreber: Betrayed my kinddr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Schreber knows this and never ever wants to be a medical doctor. Stitching up Dr. Crane's arm that one time was bad enough.
He takes her fingers gently and puts them on the spot, pressing them in place. "It's there. Trust me." She might maybe feel it, if her fingers are very sensitive. He blushes a little and then takes her fingers and puts them on the spot on his forehead. She's more likely to feel it there because he's had a syringe in his head more then most people. He can't hit exactly the same spot every time so the hole there is a little bigger. It's not enough to be a weakspot in the skull to worry about, but it's there. He found the spot on himself easier from experience.
Sarah Branigan: soft happysarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
She shuts her eyes, the better to use her sense of touch, and concentrates. Yes... yes. She feels it. Or thinks she does, anyway. She opens her eyes again and lets her fingers wander a bit, lightly stroking his face before withdrawing her hand. "You can't do all your experimentation on yourself, you know."
dr_schreber: the good doctor w/needledr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
"No... I can't. Sometimes the experiment makes it impossible to observe the re...sults from that side." He fidgets a little and looks sorry that she took her hand away. "Only... if you're sure. I've gotten a few volunteers through the Nexus in... the past. The feedback isn't always as... detailed as I'd like though."
Sarah Branigan: black and whitesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
She brings her hand back then and scoots closer to him for good measure. Pet pet. "I'm sure." She smirks a little at his comment. "If you're going to be recruiting volunteers again, you might want to make up a questionnaire of some sort. People tend to be vague when they don't have the vocabulary to describe what's happening to them."
dr_schreber: fascinateddr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
"I should... I'm not used to doing things that way at all. I'm a little worried putting more... requirements on my volunteers could cut down on the number even more." Petting is nice. He might forget to eat though, unless she leaves some food with him when she goes back to work. "I'd... love to have you know enough that I could bounce i...deas off you..."
Sarah Branigan: knowing smilesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
"Well, you can see how it goes. If someone's really interested in helping, they're not going to mind answering some questions."

She'll leave the basket and tupperware containers with him. He can save some of the food in his refrigerator if he has any leftover, or he can clean the tupperware since he promised to take on that chore.

"Well, then you better start teaching me," she grins. "I could come back here after work today. Or maybe this weekend we could get started?"
dr_schreber: rapt attentiondr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
"Either of those." He smiles and actually looks a little bit excited about this. "If you're tired after work it can wait for the weekend." He reaches for her hand and squeezes it. Better leave the food and let him take care of the dishes later.
Sarah Branigan: black and whitesarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
"Mmm, maybe this weekend, then. I've got some lesson plans to work on." She smiles and finishes up her lunch. "I'd better get back soon," she notes, after checking her PinPoint. "Did you want me to take Clio back with me, or leave her here?"
dr_schreber: fascinateddr_schreber on April 3rd, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
He nods and doesn't look disappointed at all because maybe tonight they'll cuddle instead. "Wherever you think she'll be happiest." He's watching Sarah with a kind of dreamy-happy expression now.
Sarah Branigan: lotsa hairsarah_branigan on April 3rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
She's not sure what he's thinking about, but she really likes the way he's looking at her. She glances over at Clio who seems to be having a fun time following Orwell around. "Email me if she becomes a nuisance." She kisses Daniel goodbye, first on the lips, then on his forehead for good measure. "See you tonight," she murmurs before PinPointing out.
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