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so empty, everyone's missing
quality_friend wrote in thewake_rp
[Dana's voice is weak and very tired-sounding. But for people who've seen her in the past few days, she sounds much better.]

'lo, guys. Medics say I can talk to people over the network now, as long as you try not to stress me. And visitors, if you talk with them first.

I'm- not fine, but I will be. Dunno when, but I'll be back to normal, I promise.
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Dana, I need your help.

Do you know anything about voodoo, or necromancy, or spirit possession? Or do you know anyone who does or might have the tools to do it?

Dib, if this is about Holiday... She'll come back, sooner or later. What you want to do, it won't help, and it might make things worse.

I don't care, I have to fix this. I didn't come here for counseling, just tell me yes or no so I'm not wasting my time.

It's not counseling, it's warning you about possibly messing up how resurrections naturally work here.

The only person I know who might be able to help at all is Death.

Death. Right. I talked to Death once. What about ghosts? Would Danny know anything?

No, I don't think Danny does.

Please, just talk to Death.

He'd just tell me what I don't want to hear.

You might not want to hear it, but maybe you need to. Sometimes, that's just how it is.

No, Dana. You can't ever give up on anything. Don't ever accept anything like that's the way it is, because that road leads to horrible, unimaginable things. You keep trying until it works.

I'm not saying we should give up on Holiday, just- let things take their course. She's already died once before, and come back, she'll come back this time, too.

That isn't good enough.

Dib... Sometimes trying to help when you don't know what you're doing only makes things worse, for everyone. Trust me, I've found that out the hard way- multiple times.

The whole point of me contacting you is to figure out what I'm doing and how to do it. And I'm not giving up. I did this, it's my mess, I'm fixing it.

[That hits a nerve.]

Don't give up, but don't do anything until you're absolutely sure that you won't hurt anyone. That's all the advice I can give.

Listen, is there anything else? Before the medics take away my phone for being too stressful.

No, there's nothing.

You're awake!

[Yeah, screw the network. He's there in less than a second, and visibly restraining himself from giving her a HUGE HUG]

Edited at 2012-05-24 03:55 pm (UTC)

[Pardon her for not getting up, sitting up is still tiring.]

Wally, it's great to see you, but I think you should've knocked first-"

[Because at the sudden intrusion, a gray furry thing that had been sitting on the foot of Dana's bed suddenly springs up and launches itself at Wally, hissing angrily.]

[WHOA, ANGRY CAT. DODGE! DODGE!]

GHOST, IT'S JUST ME!

[Yeaaaah, he's on the other side of the room now.]

Hi Dana how're you feeling?

Better. I'm sitting up without help now.

Sorry about Ghost. I think she feels bad, because she wasn't there when Xemnas attacked.

[She's not the only one!]

Why... why would he do it?

[He still doesn't want to believe it. Not that they were close, but like Rex, Wally really wanted to believe he could have gotten a heart]

[But Ghost was supposed to be there to protect Dana, and instead she snuck away to go hunting!]

To leave the gate unprotected. I was just- an obstacle.

[And he's supposed to be fast enough to help any friend when they're in trouble! He kneels down and stick a hand out to scratch Ghost should she come over]

I'm sorry I wasn't there to help.

[Ghost does brush against the outstretched hand, but she keeps walking past Wally and jumps back up on the bed.]

It's not your fault. I assumed that I'd be able to call for help if anything happened... I got complacent.

[Well, at least she didn't completely ignore him. He drops his arm and wraps it around his knees instead]

Don't you pull that on me. None of this is your fault! It's.... it's Xemnas and that stupid Aeon's.

[Acting as a vibrating foot-warmer is more important than your feelings, Wally.]

You're right, it is their fault, and I haven't forgotten that. I'm just- frustrated. Once again, what I tried to do made things worse.

You were helping! You did the right thing.

Most of the time, maybe, but powering the shield instead of conserving my strength when I was dying wasn't too smart.

...Yeah, not gonna argue that one.

[Or mention the heart attack she probably almost gave him at the time, THANKS, DANA.]

[She thought she was dying, she wasn't thinking straight, cut her some slack! You try making rational decisions under those circumstances!]

I'll try to remember not to do that again.

Ah, Miss Dana...! It is very good to hear your voice! I'm afraid I cannot come and bring you any treats to boost your strength, but... ...I'm not quite presentable at the moment, I'm afraid. This shitty black gunk does NOT come off! Please take good care of yourself! Do you have people around you to protect you?

It's all right. I hope we find a way to get rid of that black gunk.

The Medbay's pretty well protected, and I'm not planning to leave until I can defend myself.

Ahh... that is very good news, Miss Dana~! My heart swells in relief! I hope your recovery is swift.

It's good to hear you're doing better. You had me worried.

Sorry, Caesar. You don't need another scare. I'll recover, though, and I'll be even more careful in the future.

Hey, hey. No guilt, all right? I'm just saying I'm glad you're doing better because I am.

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