Comic 894 - Introduce yourselves

Posted on 5th Apr 2018, 3:46 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
Introduce yourselves

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Morgenstern 5th Apr 2018, 3:46 PM edit delete
You introduce yourselves to her. You tell her that you're not doctors, but you are here to help her. You smile to try and make her feel better.

"Where did the... the doctors go?," she asks with a sniffle.

You... carefully explain to her that she's been in the canister for a long time. The doctors aren't here anymore, and you're in charge of the bunker now. You want to help her, Edison, and Faraday.

Tesla looks at the floor, her eyes filling with tears again. "You can't help Faraday. She's... she died."

You tell her that Faraday's not dead--she's just changed into something else. You're trying to change her back.

"Oh?," Tesla looks up at you, but seems hesitant. "I dunno if I believe all that."

You tell her that, even though you're not doctors, you do have a friend that's one--and he's already started figuring out how to bring Faraday back.

Tesla nods, but doesn't seem too convinced.

Michelle smiles, crouching a little to be closer to eye level with Tesla. "You okay, sweetie? Why are you cryin'?"

Tesla looks away, playing with her hands. "I used to be able to hide," she says. "I can't do it anymore. And... and I miss my sisters. I'm scared."


Portal In Time 5th Apr 2018, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Ask her what happened - why she can't hide anymore.
Twyll 5th Apr 2018, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
We know why-- the scientists forced her into a permanent manifestation. We could ask her how it happened from her own perspective I suppose, but I don't want her to despair in thinking we don't know anything and thus won't be able to help her.
Twyll 5th Apr 2018, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Well, we're going to help Faraday so they can be together again, and we're also going to help Edison-- but Edison is resting right now because she started behaving badly. We're not mad at her, but we did need to put her in time-out for a little while. Does Tesla know of anything we can do to help Edison calm down and play nicely, so they can play together again?

We'd play with Tesla ourselves, but we have to figure out how to make sure it's not going to hurt us, because we know Tesla doesn't want to hurt anyone; we just need to learn a little more to help her with that.

Also, would she like anything for her room? (Poor girl is probably stuck in some really threadbare furnishings, and they *are* over a century old.) Maybe she'd like some fluffy toys or something, or a puzzle? A crafting kit? Storybooks? What sorts of things does she like to do? (EDIT: This is presuming that there's some sort of way to pass items back and forth into the containment chambers, like, a slot that closes on both ends or something. We don't want to get her hopes up if we can't actually provide something to her -_-)
Leafia_Barrett 5th Apr 2018, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
This entire post.
Cruentum 5th Apr 2018, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Yes. This. Also, maybe ask about how they were condensed in the first place (not right now, maybe later).
Fishbulb 5th Apr 2018, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
I agree about seeing if there's a way to calm Edison down, but we should wait to actually do so until after Faraday is recondensed.
Xylas_Incarnum 5th Apr 2018, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
we should probably bring up Edison and her rather psychotic state.... oh and that we've sorta got her in her canister on mars... mainly because she was trying to kill us earlier and didn't have anywhere else relatively safe to keep her.
Cuttlefish 5th Apr 2018, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
If Faraday can talk via the odd screen, getting that repaired could help soothe Tesla a great deal. It’d just take a sec to sync with Fuse and Finch and pop the casing off to see if much work needs to be done to it.
pkrankow 5th Apr 2018, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Assuming the door to the generator room is unlocked, open it and address both Telsa and Faraday asking for guidance as the only other time we met Edison she tried to kill us.

Yes to the comfort supplies.
Nicoas 5th Apr 2018, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
I think we should be able to put Edison in the other chamber, from what we know they can't escape from them AND we have a ghost gun.I think she may have some info on all this, and it may make tesla feel better.
Madd 5th Apr 2018, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Comfort supplies, and fix the TV.
undeadDreamer 5th Apr 2018, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Would it be safe to put Edison into the room with Tesla? If so we could ask Tesla if she wants to see Edison. If it was only safe to put Edison in a room by herself even we could have Tesla out here and Edison in the room. Edison is the only violent one.
nicolas arboleya 5th Apr 2018, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
from what i can see there are 2 rooms with secure windows. we could have them in their separate rooms for now.
nicolas arboleya 5th Apr 2018, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
from what i can see there are 2 rooms with secure windows. we could have them in their separate rooms for now.