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Feb 17, 2020 1:20 AM
Salmons and Carmines in Azurite
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"Yeah, sounds good. Be careful."

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"Mm," he agrees, then he's gone.

Any regular breathing? He'll find somewhere in earshot and get a direction and sneak in and go from there to check the person is injured and asleep and–

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Here's someone.

He's in fairly bad shape. No hair, open sores in his mouth, emaciated skin, lots of tubes connected to his body.

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Okay looks like– he should go read the chart. ICU, what did he expect, of course it's going to be bad.

Is there a chart?

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There is!

...cancer. This guy has cancer.

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– Poor guy.

He moves on to the next area with just one person breathing evenly.

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Car accident! Dude looks pretty banged up.

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Looks like a good candidate.

What about someone else, check if there's another one to go to if this one turns out to work fine?

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There's someone else who was in apparently the same car crash, someone with very advanced pneumonia, and an old lady who broke her hip and got lots of complications due to that.

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Ouch.

He goes back out to Sadde.

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Sadde's just where Theo left him!

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Quietly, he reports, "Several candidates plus some maybe-candidates and a non-candidate – there was a car crash, two people involved, someone with pneumonia, an elderly woman who broke her hip, and a cancer patient."

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"...okay let's save four lives, shall we?"

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"Hopefully. Start with one and see how goes."

He grabs Sadde and goes to the first car crash victim he saw.

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He's in pretty bad condition: several broken bones, internal bleeding, kept under medically, has a few surgeries scheduled for an hour from now.

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Well that's a shame if he mysteriously wakes up isn't it except oh wait it's not.

"– What are we doing when they wake up? Telling them and secreting them away, claiming a miracle, outing myself?"

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"I don't think outing yourself is the best move..." he says carefully.

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"Nor me but it's weirdly coincidental if I'm here, so– maybe we just heal them and move on, leave a weird miracle in our wake?"

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"That might be best, yes."

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So he goes over to the guy, cuts open his palm, and feeds the guy his blood.

(It feels at least slightly creepy.)

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The effect is rather immediate and immediately striking.

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– Back over to Sadde and watch from there briefly.

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The man's breathing evens out, his bruises heal over, he regains his color, but he is still in a medically induced coma.

"We should probably go," says Sadde, eyes glued on the man.

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"Yes we should," agrees Theo, and if Sadde looks like he won't be too startled by it Theo will pick him up and move on to the next person.

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Who is in similarly dire straits.

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