Jun 23, 2021 8:07 PM
an otome heroine in a red district
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She starts scanning people. She gives each of the two year olds a lollipop when she's done them. 

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The two year olds are very happy with their lollipops. The one year old wants one too but can be distracted by a cupcake.

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The children are very cute. The doctor is happy to sit on the floor to achieve eye level and explain to them anything they want explained.

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Non-Dog Two Year Old wants to see the scans and find out what they all mean!

The reds are in general not in especially great shape, though these ones aren't especially debilitated; they still bear the marks of periods of malnutrition, times when they rode out diseases without a lot of medical support, and past injuries.

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Doctor Hargraves tries very hard not to show how angry she is about the way these people have been treated. She shows the children the scans and explains things patiently. 

"--Although I have a different perspective on these scans than most doctors," she admits. "I originally trained as a coroner, and only changed specialties a few years ago. Which gives me an advantage in identifying marks of old damage, but not as much of a one at identifying what a living body is doing right now."

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"Coroner is a doctor specialty?" someone asks after a silence.

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"...Yes? You need to know how bodies work in order to be a coroner. It isn't really any more different from other kinds of doctor than pediatrician is from gerontologist."

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"That's not how it's organized on Amenta," he explains.

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"Oh. What do coroners do instead of med school on Amenta."

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"There's separate training where we learn how to perform autopsies on a technical level and orange supervisors make the judgment calls."

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She makes a Face at this. 

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"It never seemed that weird to me before."

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"It's stupidly inefficient."

"Their caste system has plenty of that going around," Linda remarks. 

Doctor Hargraves makes a deeply pained face.

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"I think the cleans mostly like it."

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"There are lots of stupidly inefficient things that people get attached to, doesn't mean the inefficiency goes away."

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"Are we medically interesting?" asks the coroner red.

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"You don't have an appendix. That's the most interesting thing I'm qualified to identify."

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"What's an appendix?"

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"It's an organ humans have that has certain immune system functions."

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"I think we have more teeth than you," someone volunteers.

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"You do, but humans sometimes have supernumary teeth, so I thought that was less interesting than the appendix."

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They also want to know if this includes genetic scans, and would give her an idea of how to get their implants out safely, and if they might be allergic to any human food.

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She didn't take any genetic scans but she can if they want them, getting their implants out safely is a simple medical teleportation spell and she can do that right now if they want, and she has no idea about the allergies thing honestly. 

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Four reds want their implants out right now!

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She can do that! Four implants clatter lightly into her hand, clean of any bodily fluids.

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