Introspective Retrospect


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Scene Title Introspective Retrospect
Synopsis Kat visits Minea in the hospital the next morning. Offers, enlightenment and revelations are par for the course.
Date March 10, 2009

St. Luke's Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital is known for its high-quality care and its contributions to medical research. Its staff place an emphasis on compassion for and sensitivity to the needs of their patients and the communities they serve. In addition to nearby Columbia University, the hospital collaborates with several community groups, churches, and programs at local high schools. The associated Roosevelt Hospital offers a special wing of rooms and suites with more amenities than the standard hospital environment; they wouldn't seem out of place in a top-rated hotel. That said, a hospital is a hospital — every corridor and room still smells faintly of antiseptic.

There's no giant purple spiders1 occupying the hospital room that Agent Minea Dahl was eventually transferred into. Myriads of blood tests amoung others conducted lead to the conclusion that she came in contact with or was injected with a psychoactive drug. Hooked up to machines that give out quite bleats to indicate that the agent in question is resting, lightly sedated for her safety. The brunette occasionally still twitches, but for the most part, she's not going to be pulling guns or complaining about arachnids anytime soon. The morning sun slants across the roome with it's eastern exposure which garner the awake agents attention for now.

Arriving at the hospital, Kat steps into the elevator after finding out what floor Agent Dahl was on and she takes it on up. After the ding, the door opens and Kat flashes her badge at the nurses at their station and walks on by stepping into Minea's room. Her hair is actually down for a change, hanging on her shoulder, as opposed to being tied back in a ponytail. She flashes a glance to see if Min is even awake, and grins. "Well, I will admit.. you look much better. You must be a riot at Christmas parties." she teases her colleague. She moves close and takes the nearby chair. "Looks like you got injected with some sort of drug. We're looking for that girl now. How do you feel?" she gets around to asking, figuring that Minea would want business first.

"Like I'm sedated, but at least there's no big fucking spiders" Minea answers back. It's lacking anything, her inflection, other than flat. 'They said it'd be another day, before the most of it is out of my system, funny thing that, they couldn't find any puncture marks Marks. What do you make of that" Minea follows Katherine's path, because really, it's more interesting that watching dust particles in the sun. "Thanks, for whatever you did back there. That's never happened before. I could have shot someone I heard"

Because Katherine is a kind hearted soul — stop laughing — she reaches over and picks up the remote control and places it in Minea's hand. Hey, the People's Court might be on. "I think it was that girl. We've got quite a few out there looking for her, but it might just be us here when you are feeling better. She's dangerous, if it was her that did this to you." She leans back in her chair and shakes her head. "If you had shot someone —" she doesn't finish the sentence, because she doesn't really need to.

"I'd be pardoned, extenuating circumstances, and that girl would have been in more trouble than she already is. But it'd be a mess and hard to proove. There'd be civil suits though, flying everywhere at me from whoever got hit." The hand that takes the remote twitches, prompting a flicker of a scowl to cross the older agents face. "My hand was wet, after she let go of it. I remembered that while i've been here awake. I remeber thinking it was from when I was helping speedy gonzales with his groceries, but looking back" Minea shakes her head. "Has to be her. We have anything on anyone who can produce things like psychoactive substances come through before?"

Kat shakes her head as Min goes on about all the trouble it would have caused. Little do the two agents know that only moments prior she was almost touched in an entirely different way by another Evolved with a touch activated ability. "It's not my place to school you, but I personally keep a hands off policy until I know what I'm dealing with. Especially strangers." She did almost get turned into stone, so she knows from experience. If she hadn't let the man fall into the river, she'd be a statue right about now, standing over her own grave plot. "As far as any others, I've got a call into Research, and am hoping for a call back soon on that. In all likelihood, the girl was unregistered. It'll be like finding a quarter in the ocean."

"She touched me, not the other way around" Minea points out, placid but nods. "This is not forging documents and crossing T's and I's. Christ Marks. I'm not cut out for this shit. Maybe they'll find something, but if it's her, she needs to get a handle on that ability. God only knows what she could do" Or if Marks and Ivanov hadn't been there to disarm her.

The chuckle from the other agent, is meant to lighten the mood. "I wasn't accusing you, Dahl. I was just saying.. stay clear as best you can." She shakes her head. "I think you can be a damn good agent, you just need some experience in the field. I have a feeling they threw you out there just a little too soon." Kat thinks for a moment. "I'm not so certain the idea of us pairing up isn't such a bad thing. I could use someone to watch my back, especially since I have to deal with the likes of Harrison. If you're interested, I mean. I wouldn't be too quick to give up on it yet. Besides, do you honestly think you can just walk away? Brain wipe coming up." she cracks a grin.

"Watching your back. Last partner I had that I watched back of, abandoned me Marks. I don't get many partners" But it has it's appeal. "She on your back that much? Harrison that is. She's fairly decent. I've never had too much of an issue with her before." Minea sighs, head jerks to the left twice in succession. "Better a mind wipe and no recollection of who we work for Marks, than a bullet to the brainpain"

Kat leans back in chair and shrugs. "Not saying it's the perfect job or anything, but at least I know I'm not going to be the subject of some experimentation at the expense of the government." Rule number one. Watch out for yourself above all else. "If that's what it takes, then so be it. I guess you have to decide which side you want to be on. I'd almost rather have a bullet to the brain then that nonintrusive lobotomy." If a lobotomy can be nonintrusive. "Harrison's a bleeding heart for every ssap that comes along with a problem. I try to tell her that you can't save everyone and that you have to look at the greater good of everyone. If you have to sacrifice one to save many, then.. that's what you do. At least on this side of the fence, there's some good to be done amongst all the shit."

"Rather be alive than dead. and yeah. Harrison" Minea twitches, chin pulling down and to her right shoulder. "Harrison has a.. soft spot in her heart. She's good at what she does and her hearts in the right place just the mechanics don't always work. A person can have good intentions and be good, but if their ability is not under control, then, they need help. Or there's individuals who .." Individuals who take advantage of their ability. "There's some who ruin it for others"

Picking up a water glass, Kat twirls it around in her hand. "I rarely use mind. I mean, I used to use it all the time, but the novelty has kinda worn off." She glances up at Minea. "Ever wonder.. who decided who should have an ability? And how do you decide who gets what ability? I'm not entirely sure I'm wrapping my brain around the fact that this is all some freaky evolutionary process. It just seems too.. perfect." What the..? Kat chuckles as she holds the glass in her hand and slowly, like a thick clear liquid the glass begins to transform into a small glass bicycle. She sets it back over onto the table and shrugs.

"I'm not evolved. It doesn't cross my mind much. I have a sister in law who can change the color of flowers. I think that's about it. Last partner could pinpoint biologics in the area. But" Minea watches the glass turn from a cup to a bicycle and if she wasn't drugged up, the brunette would likely be staring at the cup in no small amount of awe. "Maybe it's jsut genetic russian roulette"

"I used to think this ability was pretty lame. That it was all theatrics and no substance." She smiles over to the bedridden agent. "Then I saved a bridge from possible collapse2. It was then that I knew I could be useful. I could use this for something other than turning cups into trinkets." Kat stands and lays a hand on Minea's shoulder. "Think about it. There's been rumblings about it anyway. So we may not have a choice in the matter unless you truly decide you are done. We'll talk again when you are up and around, which shouldn't be too much longer. Whatever they're giving you is doing the trick, though I think most of it just getting it out of your system."

"It's up to Goodman right now, to decide whether i'm done or not. But, you'd be a half decent partner. At least I wouldn't be walking around with my head stuck up my ass and trying to guess what to do next. Let me watch my judge judy and twitch in peace. Don't give harrison too much shit" But that brings up something, a snap of her fingers that ends with her forefinger wagging languidly. "Before you go, can you see, if Agent Sawyers has been seen? Do you know if she's been active"

Kat gives Minea a curious glance. "Well, I just saw her last week. Though, the rumor mill is also abound with the fact that her and Winters took care of Deckard last night3." She traces a line across her forehead, the universal hand gesture for mindwipe. "Why? What's up with Sawyer?" she lets the corner of her mouth curl up in a grin. "Something up?"

"Sawyer's made it onto NYPD notice4. That's what. She left some sort of copy of herself of a sorts at a crime scene on the Tyle Case. I don't know what happened, could have something to do with the perp, and Winter's abilities, but apparently, the current Sawyer, could be a clone or a copy. Didn't sound like how Winters copies himself, but, something happened. She probably needs to be brought in, looked over"

"I.." There's a long pause as Kat listens trying to digest this information. "Wait. So you're saying there are copies of Sawyer running around out there? Or were anyways?" Kat was almost certain that Veronica tested negative. Not that she hasn't been wrong before. "I'll see if I can find her and talk to her. Do you know what case NYPD is looking into that this is relevant to? I need to get my hands on that case file and pass it up."

"There's a dead copy, or some kind of … blob? Tyler case, that's all I was told. Just to see if Sawyer was still alive, or whether she was dead, something about her dna being found in a puddle of puree'd human, But she's alive, you said she and Winters were visiting deckard last evening so, I don't know. The cops think this Tyler person maybe messes with individual's powers. Could very well be that the Sawyer we have might be a copy now?" Minea shrugs. "Cops want to knwo whether to mark her as dead, or whether they need to question her" Which, again, if she wasn't pumped full of drugs, there's be something more than a frown. "I wasn't the only one being sloppy it seems. keep it hush will you? Apparently everyones falling over themselves to bring this evolved guy in. They jsut want to make sure to know whether they're adding homicide of a federal agent to his list of crimes, purposeful or accidental, or not"

Oh boy. Kat nods. "I'll look into it." Kat hasn't heard of the Tylar Case case, but she'll poke around. Someone should know something. "Where did you hear about this?"

"That Marks, i'll play close to the vest for now5. If we end up partners, then i'll tell you" Another series of twitches overtaker her and she makes a shooing motion with her IV clad hand. "Off with you, i have my answer anyways. Make sure they check out Sawyer. I don't think the bosses would like not knowing about something like that, if you catch my drift" She presses the power button for the TV, letting the screen flare to life.

A nod and a pat on the hand, "You get better. Okay?" she offers a warm smile to her fellow agent. "I'll see what I can do with this. Thanks for letting me know." Kat turns and heads out of the hospital. Damn. Can this get any crazier? She steps into the elevator and pushes the down button and pulls out her phone. Only one person she can ask close enough to where she might get any answers on. She dials and puts the phone to her ear. Voice mail.

"We need to talk. I'm coming to you."

March 10th: Dosage

Previously in this storyline…
Highly Trained Agents

Next in this storyline…
Talking Veronica Sawyer

March 10th: Talking Veronica Sawyer
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