Aisha Kapoor
Joining some dots
Fri Mar 30, 2018 09:27

Aisha made her way to the staff meeting, wondering what it was this time. She had been relatively isolated from the weirdness of the school year, both by the fact that she spent a lot of time in the hospital wing (increasingly so, since the fever took hold) and the fact that she didn’t have any particular friends on staff yet. She got her meals in the hall, made small talk, but no one was coming to her about how badly their day had gone. She knew that there had been talk of a few odd things going on, but it was a magical school.

She listened, watching the names go up on the board. Even if Daniel hadn’t got her mind ticking by using the words ‘symptoms’ and ‘contagious’ she would have recognised something of a pattern… Perhaps. Three out of five of her patients. Three out eight names on the list… It was hardly conclusive. But she knew very few students here, and if it was totally unrelated, what were the odds of her knowing any of those names?

“I can link three of them. And with something that would explain their lack of control... Three of my five fever patients are up there. And it would make sense; the temperatures these kids have been coming in with, it’s a nasty virus they’re trying to fight off. Their systems are knocked, and they lose control. Can you put any kind of timing to it? Like, who of these was first, and who was more recent? I haven’t seen all of them, but maybe they’re just not so far along. Or maybe they manage to fight it off before getting to the fever stage. And does anyone have reason to add Lily Spencer or Joe Umland to the list?” She surveyed the three staff members who’d added their own names. One of whom looked somewhat glassy eyed and was wearing a rather thick sweater…

“Are you feeling alright?” she asked Professor Wright.

  • Adding to the list. - Grayson Wright, Wed Mar 28 15:06
    When Gray had woken up, it had taken him a few moments to realize that he felt worse than he usually did in the morning, not least because of how terrible he generally felt in the morning. He was not ... more
    • Joining some dots - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Mar 30 09:27
      • It's starting to look a bit like morse code. - Sophie O'Malley, Fri Mar 30 10:39
        There were certain annoying factors involved with being a teacher. One such annoyance was having to grade a slew of homework, but that could be what compensated for by assigning less than the average ... more
        • Please don't start tapping on pipes. - Gray Wright, Fri Mar 30 11:04
          Everything linked by a fever - the nasty fever which was going around the school. Fabulous. Gray had already been worried about catching such a fever from all the students, and today he happened to... more
          • I think I'm reading "S.O.S." - Isis Carter, Fri Mar 30 11:06
            Isis didn’t mind staff meetings in previous years. After the rather eventful start of term they’d had this year, however, there was a solid possibility of a radical change of opinion. Fairly... more
            • Another one bites the dust - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Mar 30 11:26
              Aisha got up from her seat, moving around the outside of the semi-circle, to where Grayson was seated, rubbing his eyes. “Hey, let’s have a look at you,” she said softly to get his attention, placing ... more
              • Had Gray been in slightly different circumstances, a woman checking his temperature by putting an unsolicited hand on his head and generally acting as though inclined to take charge of him would have ... more
                • This is literally my job - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Apr 6 09:38
                  “I’m sure they’ll realise. I think they get the idea, anyway,” she assured him, when he started worrying about the board. She wasn’t going to stick her head back into the meeting to add that. “And if ... more
                  • Re: This is literally my job - Gray, Tue Apr 10 07:57
                    “I don’t think that was me,” said Gray when Aisha confirmed he had, in fact, seen what he’d thought he’d seen in there. He managed a half smile. “I guess you don’t have to worry about job security... more
                    • Sleep well - Aisha, Tue Apr 10 10:15
                      “Indeed. And here was me worrying I might be bored,” she agreed, when Grayson made a remark about job security. Ok, in truth she was getting slightly bored. It wasn’t like there was a huge variation... more
              • Adding further evidence - Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sat Mar 31 07:01
                Tarquin wasn’t especially pleased by the idea of an after work staff meeting. Danny had looked mopey about it when he’d flood home to tell him he’d be late, which meant that they’d be at odds when... more
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