Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office.   Posted by All-seeing Eye.Group: 0
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 476 posts
Mon 16 May 2011
at 16:09
Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
At Whiplash's request, Minotaur has set aside time to talk to her in his office.

Everything in the room is somewhat oversized, as it needs to be for Minotaur to be comfortable. The chairs are red-leather upholstered and very comfortable, and the desk is some old, dark hardwood. Around the walls are various monitors with various read-outs or video feeds going across them, but a good half of them are blacked out at the moment.
Minotaur is at his desk, clicking away at a laptop.
Whiplash
 player, 133 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 02:00
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Elise looked sort of sheepish as she entered, and twiddled her fingers as she sat in one of the chairs in front of Minotaur's desk.  Naturally, she appeared even more awkward than most people probably did in the massive chairs.

"So, Mr. Minotaur," she began, "have you ever, umm, hurt someone worse than you meant to?"
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 479 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 02:29
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Minotaur sighed and nodded, his expression one of slight sorrow and greater empathy, "Yeah. It's happened." He stood and walked to a mini-fridge under the monitors, "You want something to drink? Nothing hard, I'm afraid."
Whiplash
 player, 134 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 06:31
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Umm, I know.  I'm only sixteen."  Not that alcohol did anything to her anyway -- she'd tried it out just to see once, but it didn't seem sensible to mention that in front of Minotaur.  "Water's fine, unless you have lime juice."  Not likely.

"I guess, well, a thing sorta happened when we were back in the past."  Twitch, twitch.  "I was holding down this one Nazi cultist guy, cuz, you know, it's usually pretty easy to trap people like that.  But then suddenly he was too strong and he, he just kinda yanked himself through my arms and broke a lot of bones so he could summon some Japanese evil god thing and then he was dead...!  I didn't know someone could be that strong and not be tough too!"  She wasn't quite panicking, but Elise's mental state was a mystery at the best of times.  "And, I mean, I know it was more like him breaking himself on me than anything I really did, but that's just a dumb excuse.  I killed him, right?  And I'm not supposed to kill people even if they're Nazis..."
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 483 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 17:03
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Strangely, Minotaur did have lime juice. He handed a glass over to Whiplash, then sat in the chair across the desk from her, sipping a glass of what appeared to be milk.
"No. No you're not. No one is 'supposed' to kill. On the upside, you didn't intend for it to happen." Sip "Not that it's much of an upside. I don't think I need to go all John Donne on you; you already feel the moral wrongness of it, and that means you're still human." The big man gave a slight grin, obviously aware of the irony of the statement.
Whiplash
 player, 135 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 18:18
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Elise quivered, but sipped the sour beverage gratefully.  The light glinted in a very odd fashion off the tears starting to leak down her cheeks.  "Umm, thanks," she mumbled, "but what do I do?  I mean, how do I make that not happen again?"
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 487 posts
Tue 17 May 2011
at 18:46
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Minotaur tilted his chair back a little and put the glass of milk down.
"What I'm gonna tell you may sound simple. It's not."
His gaze drifted a little, as if he was trying to recall something from long ago.
"You watch yourself. Maybe find someone you trust to watch you too. I'm not talking wire tapping or anything... Just work on it. Danger room. Practice. Learn to control what you've got. But you've made the first right step. You want to do something about it."
His gaze turned back to Whiplash, "When I was younger, much younger, I had the same problem. I'm not proud of what I did. I can't say it doesn't come back to haunt me from time to time. But I can say that it does get easier. Slowly. If you work at it, and work hard. You think you can do that?"
Whiplash
 player, 136 posts
Sun 22 May 2011
at 10:16
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
Elise straightened up (and even that was a bit disturbing to watch).  "Yes, I can."  She took a gulp of her delightful beverage to steady her nerves.  "I mean, um, I'm not sure who else I could ask to watch me.  But I'll definitely work hard!  I'm not going to let someone die just because I got stupid or lazy..."
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 493 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 03:47
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Good," Minotaur said, his chair thumping back to upright position, "It's the good first step. If you want a staff member to train with about strength control, I'd talk to Manning. He's got a lot of experience and he's pretty approachable. Maybe talk to some of your classmates about it, too. If you guys end up working together, it's best to know what you're all capable of."
With a very slight smile, he then added, "Mind if I ask you a question, sort-of off-topic?"
Whiplash
 player, 137 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 03:57
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Umm, Mr. Manning's a little strange but I'll try."  Elise calling someone else strange was an exercise in absurdity, and a part of her seemed to know it as she averted her eyes.  For that matter, she wasn't sure how to approach her classmates, although it was obvious enough they ought to know her concerns.  She took another chug of lime juice.  "I don't really mind.  What did you want to know?"
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 494 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 04:00
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Why lime juice? I mean, I keep it for adding a little to water, or if Sarge stops by... He likes his gin and tonic... But I've never seen anyone your age drink it straight."

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Whiplash
 player, 138 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 04:07
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
There was a very, very awkward pause.  "...Because it tastes good?"  Elise fidgeted again.  She didn't like to talk about it, but her oddness was pretty obvious; she'd had to get permission slips to get the cafeteria ladies to give up some of her favorites.  After all, she ate raw eggs (shell and all) and apple cores and a lot of other things that would make a normal person sick.  "I guess I have different tastes than most people.  That's not so bad, right?"
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 495 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 04:14
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"If we all liked the same things, I think restaurants would go out of business. Just didn't know if it was like... Popeye spinach or something. Source of your powers. Even if not, though, always a bottle in the fridge here if you want some."
Whiplash
 player, 139 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 04:29
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Umm, no.  I don't think there's a 'source' of my powers.  I've always been like this."  Not that she remembered clearly, but Elise didn't want to think about the troubles her mother had gone through when she was young.  She was starting to think she should get a mini-fridge for her room, though.  "Thanks, Mr. Minotaur.  I'll do my best to control myself, I promise."
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 496 posts
Mon 23 May 2011
at 04:32
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Good."
The head of security took his glass to the small sink above the fridge and rinsed it out, then did the same for Elise when she was finished. "Anything else?"
Whiplash
 player, 140 posts
Thu 26 May 2011
at 19:56
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"No, that was mostly it."  She handed over her empty glass obediently.  "I should probably get to work."
All-seeing Eye
 GM, 499 posts
Thu 26 May 2011
at 19:57
Re: Interlude 2-3:1 Minotaur's office
"Good luck out there."

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