I Dream Of Skippy


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Scene Title I Dream of Skippy
Synopsis Eve and Jezebel suspect Kazimir will unleash Super-Virus and plot to stop him.
Date December 30, 2008

The Garden

The kitchen is a goodly size, with plenty of counter space. The walls have been painted a sunny yellow, in an attempt to add warmth and energy. The main appliances are older than the minor ones, which look brand-new. While someone has managed to scrub the place clean, the kitchen needs something new on the floor and something to sit at better than a folding table and chairs. The small window over the sink has a decent view of part of the yard.

The temperature's above freezing, but there's still plenty of snow everywhere but the driveway. The trees nearest to the house have been decorated with strings of popcorn and cranberries. At the front door, if one strains one's ears, Christmas carols can be heard.

Jezebel is in the kitchen, baking up a storm. The big party's tomorrow and she wants to make sure she won't run out of anything.

Coming to the Garden to see her sister, Eve Mas is dressed in a long blue dress and black boots. Her hair is in a messy bun and she is walking up to the door and opens it to walk in, "Jezzy?" she calls out and looks around the place looks rather festive.

Jezebel certainly has decorated the place. She calls from the kitchen, "Eve? If that's you, I'm in the kitchen. Come on back! Did you have a good Christmas?"

"Yeah didn't do anything real special." Eve says as she enters the kitchen and takes her new winter coat off and places it on a chair. "Well I spent it with this new guy I met." Eve says simply but Jezebel should be able to tell from the tone of Eve's voice that her sister is excited.

Jezebel is removing little turnovers from a cookie sheet. "Oh? What new guy? I'm afraid Santa didn't bring me one. Probably just as well. Spill all and you can have a mincemeat turnover."

"His name is Darius and he is a police officer. He is pretty much getting recruited into SCOUT the taskforce that deals with the violent Evolved. Anyway, I had a dream that he was going to protect me from something and so I sought him out and we just.. clicked. He is such a good guy, granted we have only known each other for about a week now, he is just so sweet! And he bought me a winter coat! Only the second day after we met." The jacket isn't that important but Eve knew she had to throw that part. She takes a little nibble of the turnover and then fans her mouth, "Hot." She says as she tries to eat and swallow the turnover.

The turnover is small, so the mincemeat isn't cloying. The cheddar cheese in the dough sets off the mincemeat beautifully. As for Jezebel, she seems slightly worried. "Eve, it's great that the two of you are so happy, but is this wise? Darius is a member of an anti-Evolved task force. You've got a lot to hide from him."

"I think about it all the time. He is very much against registering of the Evolved because he is one himself, he told me that he doesn't think he will be able to stick with SCOUT because he is only in the business of arresting people that have done wrong." Eve sighs and plops in a seat and leans her head against her hand. "He knows that I'm Evolved and that I'm not registered. But I haven't told him anything of my involvement with the underground factions that are working against the government. "He really seems like he is torn. Maybe I could recruit him to the Ferrymen? We are right up his alley against the things the government is doing but not blowing things up because of it." Eve sounds hopeful as she finishes her turnover.

Jezebel smiles. "I've got some turnovers around here that are cooler than that one. I think it's great that Darius sees things that way. I can't tell you how to recruit him. If I were good at convincing anyone of anything, I'd still be in D.C. with the political wing. All that comes to mind is that you're going to have to go slowly. If Darius blows up in your face, you're welcome here."

"I know, thanks sis. I really like him.. I haven't really opened myself up to anyone but Teo and Darius.. since ya know, Cameron was murdered." Eve's facial expression hardens and she changes the subject. "I need you to stay away from the bridges that connect to the Hudson river, ok?" Eve looks at Jezebel with a intense gaze. "At least for a few months." The seer looks really worried.

Jezebel turns off the oven, puts a teakettle on, grabs a tin and sits down at the kitchen table. "Can you tell me why, Eve? I normally ride over the Verranza Narrows Bridge rather than taking the ferry." Jezebel's expression is quizzical.

"I've had a dream recently and I don't know how much you know about what Phoenix is dealing with but there is a faction out there that are Evolved and they are opposed to the Evolved themselves. They are planning something big, blowing up the bridges that are connected to the Hudson River. I don't want you to get hurt." Eve takes Jezebel's hand in hers and sighs.

Jezebel reassuringly grips Eve's hand. "That would explain why Cat asked me what I would do if I were an ancient Nazi. My suggestion has already been done. I'd love to hear how Phoenix fended off the snipers, but no one tells me these things. Are you sure that these lunatics will be the ones blowing up the bridges? How literally true are your dreams?"

"I'm more than sure, their leader was in the dream signifying their involvement. They are very much involved in this. Don't worry, I'll keep you updated so that you will know what to look out for." Eve smiles softly at Jez. "I just found you, don't want you to wind up dead."

Jezebel smiles warmly at Eve. "Don't worry, I don't want to end up dead either. Why would these people want to blow up all the bridges across the Hudson? There are more effective ways to commit mass murder. I'm not sure if that would isolate Manhattan, either."

"I have no idea, but I'm guessing it is apart of larger scheme." Eve says to Jez and then closes her eyes. "Those guys, they are the ones that killed Cameron. Kazimir Volken is his name the leader. Be careful, he can suck the life out of you. Literally."

Jezebel lets go of Eve just long enough to get chamomile tea steeping, then sits back down, frowning. "I'll try to remember, Eve. It still doesn't make sense for them to blow up the bridges. Troops could just parachute in and people could make cell calls out."

"I know, there must be something else planned. Maybe even a distraction for something. Not sure. This is one of the very few literal dreams that I have had." Eve sits there and looks at Jezebel. "What else could they be planning?" Eve looks truly miserable. Damn Anti-Evolved.

Jezebel says, “Well, if you want to establish the Fourth Reich, you've got to act globally as well as think globally. Assuming they've got the cash and just want to commit genocide, unleashing chemical, biological or biochemical warfare might be easier and cheaper than trying to grab or make nukes.”

Eve blinks, "A virus?" Eve stares at Jezebel. "That's genius, a virus specifically aimed towards the Evolved. It would make things so easy for them." Eve just looks at her sister. "That could be exactly what they are planning! Jezebel you're a genius!" Eve leans forward to hug her sister tight. "If we have enough notice about this virus, if there even is a virus then we can perhaps develop a cure for it or some way to counter it." The gears in her head are turning and she is quickly trying to calculate all the factors that go into this. "If I could talk to Mohinder perhaps he could help.." she says softly to herself but loud enough that Jezebel would be able to hear.

Jezebel beams at Eve and hugs back. "Thanks, I am a genius. I hope this Mohinder is too, with some experience in pathology. I'd have to go find my copy of Activating Evolution, but I think Dr. Suresh had some idea of which gene loci are usually altered in the Evolved. Let's see, we need a virus that can get into human cells, notice the differences and go wild. That notice part is going to be tricky."

"Ok, I've talked to him a few times and so I'm sure I could find some kind of way to meet with him and see what he thinks." Eve looks excited, finally something for her to do. She can exactly help more than just sitting back and dreaming of what will happen. She can help to prevent it. Eve now has a inner fire inside of her that will help her move forward. "I'm going to need to meet with Noah to discuss this."

Jezebel says, "I think you should. If I can help, let me know. I should be able to follow whatever Mohinder says, but I lack the skills and knowledge to invent a cure, or even a vaccine, by myself. If we've got someone who can, I'll gladly work with them. Tell Noah that we'd better stockpile anti-AIDS drugs and interferon, if we can. Those are the only things I can think of off the top of my head that would slow a virus down. They'll probably go for an airborne virus, but there is a chance they'd prefer an STD instead."

Eve nods her head at what her sister is saying. "Ok, I will definitely take you along so I can actually understand what Mohinder is talking about." Eve blinks, "STD?"

Jezebel replies, "Sexually Transmitted Disease. There's nothing like involving sex to get humans to be stupid. The virus would spread much more slowly that way, though, so I don't think it's likely."

"Airborne would most likely be the way they go, or they might even contaminate the water system. When or if we get to meet with Mohinder, we should act like we want to know if it's possible for that to happen. And then once we do that, we can talk to Noah about whether or not we can get his help with this virus, if there is one. And then we have to find some kind of confirmation that there actually is a virus." Eve explains and nods her head to herself. "We have to be very careful about how we talk about this. We don't want Kazimir's faction learning that we might potentially know what they are planning."

Jezebel hands Eve her cup of tea, then sits down with her own. After a few sips, she says, "Research takes a lot of time. The sooner we move, the better. If you want, I'll talk to Noah, Grace, or Hana about beginning to prepare for this. Actually, I will anyway."

Eve takes a sip of her tea and licks her lips. "Ok done. You do that, I'll focus on getting in contact with Mohinder. I know a woman who seems to be friends with him and she wants to interview me for her magazine so I will do that today, call her and see if we can meet and do this." Eve smiles softly. The two sisters combing their forces to help tackle Kazimir and his group of bad men. "We'll do this together."

Jezebel grins for a moment. "Good, that ought to work. Maybe Hana can find out what Kazimir Volken is up to without getting caught. I'm not sure what she can and cannot do."

"I'm not either. I hope she can gain information without being detected." Eve drinks more of the tea and smiles, "It's good. We're going to be very busy over the next month or so I suspect sis, are you ready for this? I feel like we're going to war."

Jezebel says, “I usually have free time here, although we can't put a lab here. Too dangerous. As wars go, this one's hard to fight. I wish I trusted the CDC to be on our side. They know how to deal with these things.”

"Do you carry a gun? Because if you don't, you might want to start because things are getting pretty dangerous around here." Eve says to her sister.

Jezebel shakes her head. "I have no idea whatsoever how to handle a gun. Flare guns and squirt guns, yes; gun guns, no."

"I'll have to show you, you have to be able to defend yourself. I'll sleep better at night if you let me teach you how."

Jezebel sighs. "Okay, but I'm a rotten shot. I can't even hit things reliably with a squirt gun."

"We'll work on it." Eve says and then gets her cellphone out, "I need to run and do this interview so I can get a bead on Mohinder. I'll talk you later tonight." Eve stands and prepares to leave.

Jezebel gets up and hands Eve her coat. "I'll be home, probably. Don't forget this. No freezing to death allowed."

"Yes ma'm." Eve winks and kisses her sister on the cheek. "Love you sis." And she is out the door and off to start Operation Mohinder. First step, she has an interview to get to.

December 30th: The Kill Squad

Previously in this storyline…
...and He'll Hang Himself

Next in this storyline…
Backup Plan

December 30th: Backup Plan
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