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    Down With the Sickness

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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Curiosity on Sat May 12, 2018 7:17 am

    Watching Nurse Floyd make odd hand gestures the beast tilted his head, clearly confused at what it meant. Curi could read body language but sometimes they weren’t the same as what he believed them to be, but these humanoids and their  pantomiming just wasn’t in his vocabulary.  With his gifted new understanding and intellect they were just better of telling him what they wanted. As the human male back out through a small door the beast turned his attention back to the women, or well to the gyroid who was fiddling with this- Ouch!

    What ever she did it the slight pain of his needle thing getting removed from his paw made him blink. He guessed that it was customary not to tell the patient when one plans to remove the needle. ”Huffff....”  The beast wasn’t too fond of not knowing, now that he wasn’t in a life or death situation where time was of the essence. Though the fluffy ball of white that she held to his skin didn’t do anything except stanch the bleeding, it intrigued him so moved in for a closer look.

    "Let's go into the alley and get you rinsed off. I can't give you a proper bath, but a good rinse should help."

    The deviant’s ear perked up a the chance to go outside, now that the fluctuation of hellish heat and tundra cold had stopped messing with him, a bit of fresh air would probably do him some good. Unless something evil lay waiting in the ally, but who was being pessimistic?

    Normally at the mention of a bath the deviant would put up some sort of resistance, but this time he was rather disappointed that it wouldn’t be a full fledged bath with soap and bubbles. Curi has expected his chosen one to at least accompany them, but watching her turn around and head straight for the room she rested in caused him to think about the burdbrain. His tail stilled on the floor, ears drew back against his fur covered skull, the recovering beast looked crestfallen. Did he do something to lose her favor? She hadn’t even given him a pat on head, but he did receive a bit of a smile. Perhaps she was just tired? Had this curse ripped something between them?

    Turning back to his savior, the dejected creature got on his shaky paws and walked to the entrance he had first come through. If you could call squirming on his belly to move around walking. With a last backwards glance to the empty hall Curi followed the doctor out of the structure and into the light of day. He had to squint before his nocturnal eyes got used to the sun’s rays. His tail was low, nearly dragging against the already scar filled ground of the waiting area. A newly formed mantra echoed weakly in his mind.

    Scarlet was just tired...

    She was just tired..

    She was just tired..

    Give her time...

    She was just tired...

    Tired...


    Tired... perhaps of me?
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Sat May 12, 2018 10:26 pm

    Glancing to the woman, Dr. SALLI nodded in understanding. Just last night, Scarlet could barely walk or stay awake! Although she was better now, she was hardly at a hundred percent. "Do not worry. I can work alone just fine. You focus on resting up. Your clothes are in your room, although they...will probably need to be cleaned." The hospital gown wasn't good for everyday wear, but it'd be suitable for now. Without another word, Scarlet departed to her room which meant it was just the doctor and her largest patient!

    "Sorry, sorry. I wanted to make sure you could walk around comfortably." Perhaps Curiosity should have been warned first, but the robot was almost stuck in her own mind at the moment. No breaks until Scarlet and Curi were taken care of. As the two made their way through the entrance and into the fledgling sunshine, it was obvious that the creature had encountered a mood drop. He dragged himself here for the woman, had been happy to see her, and now that they were separated... Well. SALLI would have to be blind to not notice or understand. Leading the way into the roomy alleyway, her metal hands rubbed at Curiosity's fluffy neck. "You both arrived here on the brink of death. I'm sure once you both are full and rested, she'll be happy to spend time with you. Until then...I can open the window to her room and you two can see each other through it." At least one of them could repair the fractured relationship.

    For an alley, the space between the hospital and the neighboring building was rather clean. Sure, there was some trash scattered about, but for the most part it just looked abandoned. Curi might even be able to sniff out a few bugs. Dr. SALLI stepped over to a faucet with a brightly colored hose attached to it. Before she turned it on for the creature, however, the gynoid knelt down. Setting her foot on the dusty floor, she glanced up with those same, overly bright optics. "I'll do a better job cleaning you without this in my hands." With that explanation, Dr. SALLI's left arm began to change. Her other hand kept the heel steady as the robot went to work, tinkering efficiently. Her arm turned into several different tools, each doing a different job to ease her attempt to reattach the foot. Bolts screwed, circuits reattached. The procedure was a lot easier than it'd have been for an organic.

    Without much mess or fuss, the robot was complete. "There," SALLI breathed, feeling a bit better having it back. She felt it had been in good 'hands' while she worked. Curiosity was a good creature with a sweet heart to him. He wouldn't have chewed it to scrap. Her left arm shifted back to a normal hand, which busied itself to brush off her coat as the robot stood. The other hand scooped up the end of the hose. Despite as tired as she was, SALLI turned to Curi with a light smile. "Alright. I'm ready." A twist of the knob, and water began to spray freely from the hose. It was bathtime!
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Curiosity on Sun May 13, 2018 11:57 am

    Once at the alley the deviant’s muscles were warmed up enough to walk normal enough to be comfortable. Curi purred loudly as he stretched his limbs and leaned forward on his wing arms. His tail curled upwards and back to touch his beakmaw causing him to stick his pink tongue out just a bit. He was still weak from the lack of a night with a full belly and too used to the perks of an ever providing fridge. This left him starved while taking a difficult journey to the hospital, which did take its toll on him. In the wild it was normal to go without food for long periods of time, especially if you were driven out of your territory. But here he was pampered and spoiled by the beloved residents.

    "You both arrived here on the brink of death. I'm sure once you both are full and rested, she'll be happy to spend time with you. Until then...I can open the window to her room and you two can see each other through it."

    With a final sigh the beast nuzzles the his fluffy cheek against the gyroid, as if to reassure her everything was fine and dandy. He was good that way, the metallic woman had too much on her plate and no one needed to know the truth of what he was thinking. Besides he could just be wrong, and it would cause others to be mean to her. The dark seed that had been planted has now taken root. Perhaps soon it will started to fester into some thing.

    The beast let out a rather forced purr to complete the act, which still something he needed to practice on. Hopefully, it would on his current company. Curi had been awake when she had started to call Shaiamils out on his mistakes and he probably left, abandoning her to look after them all. Or at least that’s what he assumed that happened, since the featherbrained individual was nowhere to be seen. If the robot ever found out she might berate his Scarlet and upset her. Then that would lead his rider into blaming him perhaps she will abandon him, and/or worse hate him. Or that’s what he thought.

    Sniff... Snifff..
    Dust... rubber.. water.. rot?

    When he looked to the doctor Curi noticed her left hand change before she used what ever tools she needed to reattach the heeled foot back to her calf. He stood watching with open fascination as she got the job done fast and with great efficiency. Once she finished her own type of... healing, the beast gave her dynamic left arm a few sniffs as it shifted back to normal. Pun intended.

    "There. “

    “Alright. I'm ready."


    As they were out in the open space of the alley the deviant noticed something shiny on his fur. When he had crawled out of the building he must have swept the glass from the floor out and some of it clung to him. So with a great big shake of his body he flung them off, like a wet zinogre to the water on its fur. It hadn’t occurred to him that maybe he was still a bit too weak to stay balanced after rigorous shaking. So when he slowed to a stop he watched the large alley way tilt to one side. It confused him for the moment, then he realized what was happening. He was falling on his side and was far too close to hitting the ground to do anything about it.

    With heavy thump the deviant stayed still, letting his body readjust to the lack in motion. He blinked a few times quite shocked that he had fallen over, his back towards the hospital building. ”Trrrroooo?” Curi gave what he though might have been a reassuring coo, but it was a rather weak one. The slow drip from the IV had kept him a barely afloat with enough liquids, but now that it was gone the dizziness was returning. He’d deduced as much so with the water flowing freely from the odd looking vine Curi carefully got up on his shaky paws and made his way over to her.

    Opening his beakmaw to the flow of the precious liquid he could only hope that what ever illness that had him puking the night before was gone. They would know soon enough, but for now he had all the water he wanted. Curi gulped as much water as he could and as fast as he wanted to, not exactly a smart thing to do after all he has gone through. Whether she took it away from him or he had enough the silly fluffer gave a big belch and a happy trill. Now that he was ready for bath time the beast booped the top of his head against the gyroid‘s free hand.
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Mon May 14, 2018 5:55 pm

    Dr. SALLI watched Curiosity stretch with a soft smile. Coming out here was a good idea for multiple reasons, it seems. After being cramped in the waiting room all night, it must feel great to stretch his limbs now. The sight of his pink tongue sticking out was quite cute, reminding her of the cute animal videos Floyd loved to share. The fluffy cheek rubbed up against her, reminding her of the brief relaxing she'd had laying on the floor with him last night. Both hands roamed through Curi's fluffy neck, combing through the fur attentively. SALLI was oblivious to his true feelings, taking the affection and the purring to mean that he was fine. "You're a good patient..." Something about this huge, fuzzy creature made her just want to relax. Being a Doctor, she didn't exactly have the time...but it was a nice thought.

    With her foot reattached to her leg, Dr. SALLI lightly stamped her heel into the cement as if to test it. Rolling her ankle, the robot let out a satisfied sound. Yes, it was back on and snugly. Her attention shifted back to her patient, who was shaking loose shards of glass that had lingered on his fluffy hide. The action seemed to make him weak and dizzy, however! SALLI's optics widened with concern as he flopped onto his side. "Curiosity...?" Well, trying to make those IV bags completely re-hydrate a creature so large...? It was a long shot. It worked enough to keep him from dying or passing out, but he still needed actual water. How lucky for the both of them, then, that water was flowing freely from the hose. As Curiosity dragged himself over, SALLI helped to close the gap. The hose was faced forward, aimed low so that it would aim right for his beakmaw.

    As the beast began to gulp down the water, SALLI changed the trajectory of the water enough to wash over his beakmaw as well as within. After the puking Curiosity had done, it must feel great to rinse out his mouth! Dried up vomitus flaked off onto the alley floor below. Once satisfied with his mouth being cleaned out and deducing he had swallowed a safe amount of water, SALLI shifted the hose away from his mouth. "We don't want you to drink too much all at once. You might puke it all back up." Curi hardly seemed fussed, butting his head against her hand. A fond smile grew on her face, stroking his chin affectionately as her other hand began to aim the hose over his neck. Water flowed through his fluff, washing away lingering debris and dried fluids. She continued to move the hose over his body, shaking the hose lightly to let it all wash over him.
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Curiosity on Tue May 15, 2018 9:03 am

    ”Trrr....”

    Watching the little smelly red rivers roll down the thick fur of his wyverian, Curi relaxed and purred at how cool the water felt. With a few sniffs at the air he knew it was going to be a warm day and getting ahead in cooling down was always welcome. Once his neck was soaked enough the beast proceeded to flop down on his side and rub his neck on the rough ground. Sure it smelled like burnt rubber and not too clean but if it got the gunk out of his fur then by all means he was going to roll, rub, and flop around like some plesioth. Minus the over reaching hip-check attacks and the hydro cannon of course.

    You would never have thought that he would be used to freezing cold water, but he was. In his now destroyed world the beast’s territory included a glacial river than flowed from the mountains. They were always fresh and sometimes brought him some creature to beat up, the last one had been a large pufferfish looking amphibian. Of course, the deviant had easily taken care of it with a few strikes of his powerful spiked tail.

    Had Curiosity been at a river of his home  he’d just plopped right in and waded deeper until the water reached his shoulders as he stood. Then spread his wingsarms and laid down to soak up his fur and let the current do the cleaning. If he felt extra dirty Curi would help the current by rolling in it. As long as he stayed close enough to the shore he was fine, otherwise with water logged wing he would need to fight his way back to shore.

    Since the deviant only had a what looked like a trickle that what he would need to work with. It was no waterfalls but it will get the job done. It had to. Then again he had quite a coat of fur. Most of his kind had pelts meant for jungles but since he had lived mostly in mountainous territories he developed a sort of undercoat that he could shed during the summer heat.

    His scales looked easiest to clean, but that was only if you had some sort of hard brush. Nargacuga fur on the other hand was pretty easy if you had a high powered hose, in fact it would have been a treat for the creature, like a massage. Perhaps the ever resourceful doctor had some interesting thing up her left sleeve?
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Tue May 15, 2018 5:36 pm

    More and more, this seemed to be a great idea to help Curiosity out. Watching the red ribbons flow off of him was rather disgusting, though hardly Curi's fault. He'd already arrived looking like death, but the dried blood only made it all the more clear how injured he was. Thank Portal X for the nanobots...without them, this poor creature might have died. SALLI's drip on the hose tightened, slowing the flow of water and causing it to build up in the hose. The robot seemed to space out, processor whirring with a persistent hum. Only the sound of Curi rubbing himself on the ground seemed to jog her out of it. SALLI blinked, optics making a soft click as she reassessed her surroundings. "Sorry, sorry." Her grip slacked, and the water was flowing once again.

    Once his neck seemed quite soaked, Dr. SALLI shifted and aimed the hose at his sides and the underside of where his wings met his body. Hmm...the water pressure was smooth and gentle, but perhaps there'd be no harm if she upped the pressure. Reaching for the faucet, she turned it firmly and more water began to spray out, splashing against Curi's hide. His feet, scaly like a bird's, looked like they could use a little scrub. SALLI dug out a handful of spare gauze from her pocket, and she gave his scales a brief soak with the hose. Once satisfied, she continued to aim the hose along his sides while her other hand scrubbed with the gauze. It was hardly a brush, but it should help dislodge the bits of puke and blood!
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Curiosity on Fri May 18, 2018 1:42 pm

    ”Trrr....”

    Wonderful, the water was back and soaking into his matted rug of a pelt. Cailia was right, his striped fur would have made a great rug, but from what he heard in order to procure it he must be alive while it’s taken?! This was worse than in his not destroyed world of hunters. At least there the creatures were dead when they carved them up. Curi shivered feeling the water strengthen in force and get directed at his side. It was like a hand rubbing at him making odd vibrating motions and with the Yasssssss~

    Without prompt the large partially soaked pseudowyvern rolled on to his back letting the doctor soak up his belly. The feeling of cool water on his furry belly caused him to instinctively puff up to massive portions allowing the cleansing waters to stream through his fur and wash the blood and gunk. He’d raised his head so that no liquids entered his ears, which would cause quite a splash of any did. His forepaws were tucked up close to his chest in a classic feline manner, while his back paws stretched out to balance him on his back. The Silverwind’s tail had curled up to one side of him to keep him still rather than completely rolling over. Curi was making sure his wingblades were out of the way and never close to the woman. Safety over comfort.

    A curious look replace the beast’s relaxed visage as the gyroid put her hand in her hammers pace of a doctor’s pocket. Would it be another needle? Perhaps one of the tools she had used to reattach her foot?

    Oh it’s just some type of cloth.

    The beast watched her give his wingarm a determined rubbing. Indeed it did dislodge the remainder of what the water didn’t remove. He watched her carefully scrub between his claws and the rough pawpads, before getting back to his own way of cleaning.

    -quite some time passed-

    An appreciative purr rumbled and echoed throughout the alley away, as a properly scrubbed and gunk clean Curiosity stood looking very much like a drowned cat with a beak and wings. His fire was plastered against his body and everywhere you looked had little streams of water dripping down off of him. Currently he was amused with the how odd his tail looked. It reminded him of a Teostra’s fluff tipped tail, instead of bristly fur he had his erected tail spikes. Truthfully, he could barely see, fur from his head had smoothen over his face. Even his usually fluffy cheeks and perked ears were now heavy and drooping with water.

    He was cleaned throughl, but still soaked to the undercoat. With him squeaky clean there was no need for the water to run so he took a last few more gulps of water from the hose. Then with a gentleness of his size Curi carefully turned the little rotating dial that controlled the water. Soon the water from the hose slowed to a stop. Having had tilted his head slightly to accomplish this little feat the beast had inadvertently allowed a tiny stream of water to flow into one of his ears. Without warning or thinking the deviant stood to attention and started an epic body shake. Everything with in reach would be drenched by his attempt to clear his ear. It was bound to happen. Standing outside in a shaded alley just freezing and waiting to catch a cold wasn’t for this nargacuga. Hopefully his savior was able to read the signs and prepare for the splash and spray.

    Once most of the water was drained from his fur and the trickle in his ear was removed, the beast looked around finally remembering that someone else had been there. He wondered if they were drenched, maybe the odd human who called himself Floyd had come to see them? One never knows with the humans. Now that his fur stood on ends partially dried he looked less like a drowned cat. Some of his fur still stuck together, but not from the puke and blood. This time it was just moisture, though his undercoat was still quite damp he was happier to look more like his normal self.

    ”PPPRRRRRRRrrr....”
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    Re: Down With the Sickness

    Post by Dr. SALLI on Mon May 21, 2018 7:05 pm

    Curi rolled over, exposing those fuzzy tums of his. Chuckling softly, Dr. SALLI adjusted the hose accordingly. Water soaked through his pelt, blasting away dried blood and puke. The nargacuga looked a little awkward on his back. Front paws drawn close to his chest, back paws stretched out, wings out of the way. The position was helpful for her 'manicure' of Curi's claws though! Working hard, eventually Curiosity had been thoroughly rinsed! He was cleaner and resembled a drenched cat. The creature slurped his last gulps of water, and decided to take some initiative! The gynoid blinked with some surprise as he reached over with his beakmaw to turn the water off. She leaned forward, head cocking curiously. "Good job." Something told her that if he really wanted to, the nargacuga's beakmaw could have rendered the faucet useless. Instead, he'd been gentle as can be! How thoughtful of him!

    Not quite so thoughtful was the attempt to dry himself. With a startled gasp, Dr. SALLI dropped the hose onto the ground carelessly and backed away quickly! Heels clicked frantically as she put a good bit of distance between herself and the shaking nargacuga. Dr. SALLI managed to avoid the splash zone, a few droplets on her heels the only sign that he'd decided to dry himself off. With the underside of her coat, Dr. SALLI wiped the droplets off. Messy, but it was the best method to get dry. They didn't have any towels that'd fit him, and certainly no hair dryer would work.

    "I hope you're feeling much better now, Curi!" Dr. SALLI commented as she rose back to a stand, heels dry once again. "Nurse Floyd must have found food for you and Scarlet by now." He really did look so much better like this. Bright cyan optics briefly traced the patterns of Curi's pelt before she waved for him to follow. Walking around the hospital's side, she indicated to a specific window. Should he peer in, he'd spy Scarlet inside. "You wait right here, and I'll go inside. I'll open the window so you can peek in and keep tabs on her." Peering in once again, her optics squinted. Hm. No sign of Floyd. Huffing under her breath, the robot turned back to Curi. "I'll be swift, I promise." And with that, the robot's heels clicked and clacked as she walked back through the alley. Eventually, she was out of sight.




    Only a few minutes after Dr. SALLI had left, Nurse Floyd stepped inside of Scarlet's room with a tray in hand. "Oh good, so this is where you went!" Several containers of applesauce were stacked on the tray, along with two real apples, a package of crackers, and a large styro-foam container. Plopping the tray down next to Scarlet's bed, he let out a relieved sigh. Rolling his shoulders and stretching his arms, Floyd seemed happy to have a break. His previous casual outfit had been replaced by light blue scrubs. "I went to the waiting room and didn't see you or the bird! Took a while to figure out where you went--oh!" And speaking of birds, there he was outside the window!

    Clicking signaled Dr. SALLI's approach, the robot seeming frazzled as she stepped inside the room. Optics briefly scanned the room as she entered, and she came to a stop once they settled on the nurse. "...Floyd? You're here...?"

    "..." The man blinked, briefly reaching down to pass some apple sauce to Scarlet along with a plastic spoon. "Uh, yeah? You told me to get them some breakfast, right? I just wasn't sure where ya went, I had to check the paperwork and see where Scarlet's room was."

    "...Ah." That was embarrassing. But after last night, and with seemingly no sign of him in the room... SALLI had assumed that Floyd had abandoned her as well. Frowning lightly, she crossed the room over to the window and opened it wide for the nargacuga. "Applesauce was a good idea, very light."

    Grinning back at the robotic woman, Floyd grabbed up the foam container and brought it over to the window. "Yeah! And for you big guy, I got the cafeteria to get the biggest chicken they could find." Beef might fit the beast's tastes more, but chicken was a lean meat. Maybe it'd go down easier? Prying the top off, the nurse held it forward for Curi to sniff and eat. Steam rose off of the browned whole chicken, the meat tender and delicious.

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