Feb 03, 2023 8:39 AM
Cam and Warrior Cats
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"Well, I don't want to stick a pair on your eyeballs if you're going to try to pry your cornea off when you next go to bed, but when you know what you're doing with contact lenses let me know and you can have fancy ones. Hearing doodads I can hand out now." Earbuds in a little case with the controls on the lid for all the starchildren.

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"Eeeeeeeeeeee."

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"I sometimes wear contacts; I could teach the rest of us," notes Manius (or S. Manius, her nametag helpfully clarifies) as the three of them dive into the earbuds.

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"Sure." He doesn't stick them directly on her eyeballs, she gets a little case too, and an instruction manual.

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"Are these magically my prescription?"

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"They dynamically adjust. If you're more into the HUD features than the vision ones you can wear them with your glasses and tell them not to do that."

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"Eee."  She holds out her hand.

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Case! Instruction manual!

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"Just one?"

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"I guess it might be inconvenient to get me for more sets after everyone has had Intro to Contact Lenses." More sets.

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"I don't know how I would teach Intro to Contact Lenses without having any for students to use.  And it's unsanitary for our kind of human to share them."

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"I was assuming you had packed some but perhaps you felt there was too much of a hurry."

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". . . But those are mine - never mind, thank you very very much for these."

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"Sorry, I don't actually know how contact lenses work, I have never used them, I thought maybe you had unused spares or something. It doesn't matter."

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She nods.

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"I think - ow - "  Valentius mashes a button on his earbuds' case. " - I think at our tech level the prescription is - Syd can you please figure out something I can take for a caffeine migraine - "

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"Yes."  She asks a few diagnostic questions and comes up with a drug and dosage to request from Cam.

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Cam hands that over. "It's not magic, right? Omnilol is magic and I have to buy it at the store like everybody else."

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"How do you define magic?"

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"You know, that's a great question because some things I can make, like ice, have magical properties here, but in that particular sentence I was just using it to stand in for stuff that won't work if I make it."

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"Then I don't know.  It shouldn't kill him even if one of the component substances is inert, is that what might happen?"

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"Yeah. Though usually I try to aim higher than 'not fatal'."

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"On the one hand I was understating but on the other I don't in fact have every possible combination of ingredients here contained memorized well enough to account for if any one or two or all is missing."

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"I'd prefer to take it but not enough to want to spend down your tolerance for our collective mothing."

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"Mothing?"

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