Brain Training


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Scene Title Brain Training
Synopsis Claudine monitors Magnes' brain, and offers to try and get him out of flight training!
Date Sunday June 6

Primatech Research - Gymnasium

It's a gym!

It's later in the morning, and Magnes is wearing his plain white t-shirt, black cargo pants, and black sneakers, bench pressing. He has a three hundred pound weight held about his head, struggling to move it up and down. Anyone who knows him can figure that he's probably using his power, since, three hundred pounds is a bit much…

"You know..exerting yourself like that too much can cause an aneurysm.."

There's a new voice in the gymnasium. It's the young woman he delivered pizza over a year ago, and she seems different. A little older, a bit more mature and she's dressed in finery, a black pinstripe blazer and skirt underneath her white labcoat.

"Dr. Claudine Salonga, at your service. I'll be overseeing your training session today.." she says in cool crisp tones.

"I'm using my powers, trying to learn fine control with altering weight. I think I'm only technically lifting a hundred pounds." Magnes wasn't trying to get rid of too much weight, but just enough. He rests the weights back in their place, then sits up to look over at the woman. "Magnes J. Varlane. Don't I know you from somewhere?"

"You delivered pizza to me before.."

And she taps at her temple, letting out a soft chuckle under her breath as she hrmms continuing to look towards him, furrowing her brows as she scribbles down a few notes on her clipboard.

"I'm monitoring your brain activity..I don't want you to do too much.." she says firmly and resolutely. Of course, without machines, how is she donigthat?

"How? Did they put some kind of chip in me? Well, I mean, another one?" Magnes asks, appearing just a tad worried. He hides it well, but he's stressed, a tad depressed with a bit of a lonely feeling in the pit of his stomach, but there's also eagarness and excitement related to his new job. He's very mixed up right now. "Pizza, I think I remember. Sorry, I deliver to a lot of people."

"I'm a telepath. Monitoring brain activity, reading your thoughts, emotions and even influencing them if I have to is what I can do.."

Claudine wrinkles her nose as she continues to watch him workout, actually feeling a little bad for him as well, considering he's young and is in here instead of outside.

"And it's all right..I've been with the Company for most of my childhood..they're the ones who helped me develop my powers.." she explains. "And with your cooperation, they'll do the same thing with you."

"I wanna develop my powers and all, but I mostly wanna finish my training so I can see my friends again." Magnes says quite honestly, then stands up, beginning to float a bit wobbling, his mind instantly becoming disoriented. He's only about a foot up off the ground, but appears to bob up and down, as if wading in water. "I'm gonna do this floating exercise for ten minutes, then I'll try to fly again, and after that, I'll practice changing the weight of objects. I mean, if you were wondering, unless you have something else in mind."

"No…what you're doing is fine.." she says with a shrug of her shoulders as she continues to look him over, just making notes every now and then. "You seem to have a handle on your abilities though.."

"I don't, I suck at this." Magnes says, as he nods down at his feet. "Everything keeps going up and down, I feel like I'm gonna throw up. It's hard just staying like this, and if I fly I basically bounce around in circles. Is there a way you can like, I don't know, see through my eyes?"

"I could, but I typically don't enter people's minds without their permission unless there's a real reason to.." she admits ruefully, stretching her arms into the air as she looks towards him once more. "I can take over your mind and see how it works, but I don't think that would be..pleasant.." she whispers softly.

"Well, you've got my permission." Magnes says as he lowers to the ground again, holding his stomach. "Just make it so you can see out of my eyes, then you can know why flying is so hard for me." he instructs, waiting for any potential unpleasantness that comes with telepathy.

There's no unpleasantness, at least not when she's just looking through his eyes afterall. She seems to just stand there and soon, he can hear her voice in his head. "Go.."

The first thing she'll notice is the world seeming to shift, so it's as if he's falling to the ceiling, like the world just turned on its head. Then it shifts down again, then up, to the side, diagonally… And this entire time, he's attempting to fly in slow circles, completely nauseous as he does. "You see now? I gotta shift gravity, and it shifts my perspective too. I've gotta find a way to change the perspective thing, so it doesn't bother me."

There's a hrmm as she wrinkles her nose as she drops mental contact from the young man. She runs her fingers through her hair before crossing her arms over her chest. "I think it might be alittle bit too advanced for you. Work on one technique at a time..master shifting weight around on one object before you do it to yourself.."

"It's not really the weight. It's, well, two different parts of my ability. I shift weight, and I shift the pull of gravity, which also shifts the uh, vertical horizon." Amadeus lands, holding his stomach with a groan again. "I always thought shifting the pull of gravity was what I had the most control over, but I guess I should try hard enough, to control the uh, vertical horizon part."

"No..I understand that, but what I'm saying is that you can't even do the same things on other objects effectively, and yet you're doing it on yourself? That's a bit too ambitious.." she says matter of factly, wrinkling her nose as she's always been one to prefer caution over foolhardyness.

"I'm practicing everything, but I agree that flying's sort of ambitious. I don't even want to fly, but they're making me." Magnes shrugs, walking over to a basketball. He lifts it, then releases it. It stays in the air for about three seconds, then falls before bouncing up for him to catch it again. "I don't know why they're so anxious for me to fly, I can just jump high."

"I will talk to them. It is too dangerous when you havent even mastered the basics.." she says firmly and resolutely, hrmming once again as she watches him.

Magnes smiles, nodding, then releases the ball again, doing the same three second float repeatedly. "At least you're another nice agent, like Veronica. Since I can't see my friends, I'm happy when I meet nice people here."

"Ms. Sawyer is unevolved I believe.." she says matter of factly, stretching her arms into the air while looking towards him with a bright smile. "But still, I shall see what we can do for you. For now, focus on the basics."

"I'll try. Thanks for talking to me though." Magnes reaches for the call again, lifting it. This time when he concentrates, it pops and startles him. "Alright, bad idea. Um, I'm just gonna do this for a while. You can watch if you want."

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