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Scapegrace
The Notary blithely ignored Nurse Jenni's threats.
Sat Aug 29, 2015 08:07
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This was because she would be fine.

A little digging through files that purported to be confidential, and probably were to someone who didn't live in the filing system to the extent that she did, had led to Nurse Robinson being bumped up the rankings of the Notary's personal list of potential threats (in reality an elaborate web that looked like nothing so much as abstract art). She had the ability to lean on stuff, to just make stuff go how she wanted it to. And the Notary had a theory about how that worked.

See, the multiverse was not a place that cared about single sentient beings. The Notary described it as like expecting a stage set to write a review of the play performed on it. So the multiverse at large actually obeying the various, occasionally self-contradictory whims of your average sentient-being-about-town was quite out of the question, though by the Notary's standards calling any human sentient was a bit of a stretch. This led to some interesting theories, but the Notary's pet theory (and therefore the one she'd defend to the hilt in the face of absolutely overwhelming evidence) involved that old chestnut, the parallel universe.

Now, Gallifrey had closed off travel to parallel universes during the Time War, but by the same token, there existed an infinite number of universes where they hadn't. Transfinite set mathematics was a wonderful thing, if one was totally averse to going outside, and thus the Notary had browsed through some of the more pop-sci treatises on the subject in her time off to better understand this theory and how it applied to multiversal theory. It seemed logical to her that Nurse Jenni's powers resided on her flicking through universes like a file on a Rolodex and transporting, possibly subconsciously, possibly not, to the universe where her desired outcome happened. And since there's no such thing as impossible, only the deeply weird, it was highly likely that, as a for-instance, the chains holding a canon prisoner in a dungeon could spontaneously decay to nothingness without so much as a fast-time field setup.

By the same token, the Notary therefore felt she had no reason at all to fear the nurse's threats of direst retribution, because it would all be happening to a different her and she would therefore be fine.

This probably said a lot more about her than she'd care to admit.

So, brushing off the front of her robes, she stood (rising to her full height like a wizard's scarecrow) and levelled her gaze at Jenni. "Nurse Robinson, Time Lords can communicate telepathically via a haptic connection. Pernese fire lizards are themselves telepathic. All I must do is touch the hatchling and it will know if it wants to be around me or not, and after that, you may conduct whatever hideously protracted program of vengeful torment you see fit. I am surprised you didn't know this about my people, come to think of it. Perhaps you would appreciate a handbook?"

And with that and a noise like a camping holiday in a wind tunnel, the Notary turned and swept imperiously away.

That she tripped on something hidden in the sand and smashed face-first into the glowing crotch of a Doctor Manhattan poster in no way invalidated her theory.

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    • The Notary blithely ignored Nurse Jenni's threats. — Scapegrace, Sat Aug 29 08:07
      • Okay, let's try this again.Neshomeh and Phobos, Sun Aug 30 12:47
        (( All more or less the same, until... )) Jenni stood and started toward the Notary, intending to help steady her and take the opportunity to put a few more instructive words in her ear, but... more
        • Alex's eyes went huge.Iximaz, Sun Aug 30 13:05
          He could feel the little creature in the egg rocking, and he ran to get a bowl of meat before he knelt, setting the egg gently in the sand. He realized he was holding his breath and forced himself to ... more
          • Des received his egg with a surprised yelp...Desdendelle, Sun Aug 30 13:18
            ... and nearly dropped it. Smiling widely, he sat down, crossed legged, and put the meat bowl before him, holding the egg in his lap. Realising he was hyperventilating, he took a couple of deep... more
            • Alleb yelped as...Alleb, Sun Aug 30 13:53
              ...an egg and a bowl of oddly-colored meat were thrust into her hands in quick succession. Unsure what else to do, she plopped down in the sand, putting the bowl between her legs and cradling the... more
              • When Shui-Hua got shoved the egg on her hands...Edhelistar, Sun Aug 30 14:13
                ... it slipped from her fingers and she started fumbling it for some excruciating moments. By the moment she had finally settled the egg on her hands, she turned to see the bowl of meat that Ilraen... more
                • The Notary looked at the shaking egg.Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 20:13
                  The bowl of giant murderchicken - she refused to dignify it with some special name - was within easy reach. Suddenly, she realised she was holding the egg, standing next to its fellows, without... more
                  • In other news, look what I found! IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE!
                    • ...bowl of meat, and hurriedly cradled it close instead. Something tapped on the inside--a baby fire-lizard, that was a baby fire-lizard, aaaah! --and she hurriedly found a clear space on the sandy... more
                      • Brightbeard shook his headPhobos, Sun Aug 30 23:23
                        He'd hoped he could reach the Notary through the fortress she lived in. Circumstances seemed to think otherwise. It was too bad; she seemed like she could use someone in her corner. Maybe their paths ... more
      • ((Nesh! Nesh!))Huinesoron, Sat Aug 29 12:19
        ((If the Notary makes a hatchling go between forever out of sheer terror at her mental state, can I roleplay Hera clawing her face off?)) ((hS))
        • Weeerll...Neshomeh, Sat Aug 29 13:36
          (( Let's hope it won't come to that. ^_^; But, if it does, we will be good RPers and let the character's owner decide whether to accept injury or try to evade it. I think we can trust Scape to play... more
          • OOC: Um, Nesh?Scapegrace, Sat Aug 29 19:41
            Nesh, I'm not really sure how to broach this sensitively, but... did, um, did Jenni just shove a load of mental images down into the Notary's brain? Because, er... that... look, there's no polite way ... more
            • (( Er. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 02:21
              I was thinking less "shove down into," more "make plain for viewing, possibly with urgently flashing neon letters," but if it's gonna be an explosive issue I'd just as soon retcon the whole thing.... more
              • ((Oh yeah, it's explosive alright.))Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 06:17
                ((Chiefly because the Notary would make it explosive. Possibly literally. She's a sad, scared, tired, isolated, hateful person. I'd say she was angry, but that's why she's angry. But hey, I'm sorry... more
                • (( Okay then. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 10:54
                  Retcon coming up when I am a little more awake, and I'll make sure to move things along for everybody else, too. I did not mean to take up a day being sorta kinda self-indulgent with my character, so ... more
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