Comic 895 - Ask a few questions

Posted on 5th Apr 2018, 6:36 PM in Shipping Off to Southden
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Morgenstern 5th Apr 2018, 6:36 PM edit delete
Michelle turns to you. "I'm gonna go see if I can grab, like, a blanket or somethin' for her. I'll be back in a sec."

While Michelle's gone, you tell Tesla that you have Edison, too. She's fine, she's just... in time out, at the moment. She was misbehaving.

Tesla nods. "She got really mad after..." she glances at the floor. "After Faraday was gone."

You ask Tesla if there's anything she might like--toys, books, anything you can get her. Tesla continues to look away, giving a slight shrug of her little shoulders.

"I dunno if we're gonna get much out of her," Caius says quietly. "She's pretty shaken up by... well, all of it."

Michelle returns with a blanket. "I borrowed Fuse's toolkit, too, if we wanna take a look at that screen." She hands you Fuse's toolkit.

It takes a little work, but you figure out how to deliver the blanket--removing the canister, putting the blanket inside, and then plugging the canister back in.

Tesla eyes the blanket inside the canister, but seems afraid to take it.

"Go on," Michelle says, trying to sound as reassuring as she can. "It's for you. It ain't a trick, I promise."

Tesla... cautiously moves toward the canister... then reaches in, grabbing the blanket and pulling it out quickly.

She examines it for a moment, then pulls it on top of herself.


"That better?," Michelle asks.

The blanket nods.

"Ya know, we could prob'ly let her outta there if she wants," Caius suggests. "Edison was wanderin' around at the school, right? Tesla might like tha freedom better."

The blanket shakes its head.

Caius chuckles a little, shrugging. "Maybe later, then."

"We should get her some stuff, next time we get the chance," Michelle says. "She might not've had a lot o' stuff before, but... I'll bet it'd help."

Caius watches the Tesla-shaped lump in the blanket for a moment. "Don't think we're gonna get real far with Edison 'til we got somethin' t'show with Faraday," he says. "Tesla at least knows we're tryin'."


Someoneyoudontknow 5th Apr 2018, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Tesla is too cute, I'm going to die of cuteness overload.

Let's check the screen.
Frission 6th Apr 2018, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Seconded. On both counts. <3
AveryCross 5th Apr 2018, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
i think we should update the others on what's going on with Tesla, and see if there's anything we can do for Faraday today
CiciEnixa 5th Apr 2018, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
She's precious and soft, my heart can't D,:

Time to check out that screen, then.
chaosblitz 5th Apr 2018, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
awwwww, Tesla's too cute!!!
Leafia_Barrett 5th Apr 2018, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god, she's so adorable! ;w;

Let's take a look at that screen, see if we can't fix it up and get some info.
Twyll 5th Apr 2018, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if Zene's parents have any ideas on what we could do to make Tesla feel safer. They're the only parents we know, after all, so they might have insights on what sorts of things you can do to comfort a child who feels scared and betrayed.

Let's let her know that she can call out for us if she needs to, but we'll let her enjoy her blanket for now while we try to fix the screen because that might help us help Faraday.

As for things we can get her, she really seems to like being able to hide and have her personal space. Maybe we could get her one of those small child-size tents to put in playrooms (although we might have to help her set it up), or an expanding tube thing (which is very simple to expand and shouldn't require so much assistance). Maybe some sturdy couch cushions so she can build a pillow fort in her room.

Edit: Ooooh, what about one of those cardboard houses that have white paper with black outlines on the outside so you can color them? Hmmm, getting that into the room might prove tricky though...
pkrankow 5th Apr 2018, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
Maybe we should risk electronics and bring in an inexpensive stereo, radio, music player. It would be nice to see if we get local radio inside this bunker.

Yes to the cardboard playhouse
lil Joshu 5th Apr 2018, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Why do I feel Tesla is now Jane & Michelle's (and everyone else's) adopted daughter? (Kind of fitting for an Eldiritch lordess of hugs to have a adorable and sweet little super-ghost daughter?)

Although, on the topic of family, can we call Elizabeth Aunt? She's based on Jane's mom, but isn't her mom, aunt seems fitting.
Cruentum 5th Apr 2018, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Lets try either overclocking the ghost capture gun or doing a plasma condensation.