Comic 93 - Use your blood

Posted on 27th Jul 2017, 7:52 PM in The Hospital
Use your blood

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Morgenstern 27th Jul 2017, 7:52 PM edit delete
You hesitate. You could try to grab blood from any of the corpses, but... well, they're corpses. They've been dead a while now, and even if you could find a fresh enough body, you're not sure if their blood has anything wrong with it. Testing blood types is one thing; testing for diseases is a whole different story. Saline solution could help... if it didn't come out of the med dispenser, and if the CyberBrain wasn't likely to switch it to poison or something halfway through.

Michelle offers a tired kind of smile. "You tried usin' it on the door, didn'tcha?" You nod, solemnly. "An' it didn't work... so now you're worried you don't know what it really is."

Dr. Finch is just aware enough to butt in. "What what is? What are you people talking about?"

Michelle exhales hard. "If you're gonna use your blood on 'em... you should probably tell him."

You start to explain... well, the important bits, at least. Your blood can control bandages, and vents, but not doors. Or something. With full knowledge that you have some kind of magic blood, you ask him if he's still comfortable getting a transfusion.

"It's not like I have any other choice, right? Do it."

And, thus, you start to give him your blood. During the transfusion, Michelle starts to discuss it further. "Why didn't it work on the door? It works on bandages, it works on metal... what's a door made out of? Wood? Plastic?"

Dr. Finch stares at the ceiling, his face wrinkling for a moment. "Perhaps it's the application of the blood. Your blood would soak thoroughly through a bandage... and your blood was inside the vent, not outside. But... but but..." He doesn't quite have the strength to muster the last but. "A vent isn't a single object, is it? No... it's... a series of metal sheets bolted together. You didn't have to put your blood inside the metal... just the vent. The whole vent."

He stares at the ceiling harder, confused by the direction of his own thought process. "If I'm correct... then whatever phenomena your blood operates on recognizes the concept of a ventilation shaft. I could be wrong, it could be based on... material of application, or some undetermined mental trigger, or a hundred other things. But for simplicity's sake... my initial theory is, there's some psychic component to your blood trick, and your blood needs to be INSIDE something to take control of it. Not just smeared across the surface."

You finish the blood transfusion. Dr. Finch rests for a moment, then rises to his feet. "Well... I feel fine. Relatively, I mean. I feel like I was impaled, but at least my insides are staying inside."

You and Michelle both watch him, carefully, almost suspiciously. As though he could explode, or turn into a monster, or sprout wings and fly away at any given second. He starts to put his shirt and lab coat back on. "Yes, indeed... I don't seem to be feeling any extraordinary effects from your blood. Perhaps I was wrong? Or maybe it doesn't work on living entities... who knows? There's too many factors at play, I think."

You can now give commands to Dr. Finch, as well as yourself.


3litt0 27th Jul 2017, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Make him dance like a chicken. Do it.
Guest 27th Jul 2017, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Guest 27th Jul 2017, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Really? Lets bee a little more logical here no one wants to be forced to dance.
Vahno 27th Jul 2017, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
I'll... be honest. As useful as that is, I think, for now, it'd be best to focus on Jane, rather than screwing around with Dr. Finch. Plus, he's... pretty damn fucked up, and I'd rather he not die, so let's work on getting him to a safe area.
Guest 27th Jul 2017, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
tell him to be a bit more careful if possible you don't want him to get hurt again in case your blood would not be able to bring him back a second time
Xylas_Incarnum 27th Jul 2017, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
see if Finch can unlock that locked cellphone you found earlier, and check out what's on the unlocked one you just got.
... Oh and offer the man a few pain killers. we still have a bottle of those on us right?

come to think of it, try to find some sturdy metal wire like a coat hanger wire so you can attach that $300 Zippo to your pesticide squirt gun to make a cheap flamethrower. You already have the duct tape for the job.

check that computer before/if you start taking apart those machines to see if they have something in them that'd do the job. might say something new, might not. Though you should prepare for a fight given what happened after the last time you used one of those.
Xylas_Incarnum 27th Jul 2017, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
... might as well go and update the gear list

Bloody bandages
Nurse uniform

Basement keycard
Bloody towels
Clean severed hand
Credit card
Duct tape
Pack of cigarettes
Super soaker [Pesticide]
Syringe [Pesticide]
Blood type checker
Police badge (Vasquez.. found on what's left of him anyways)
Cash (unspecified amount)
fancy lighter

Jane Doe: Female MC, former nurse, and as their name says, a mystery. Has blood related powers.
Michelle: female test tube super soldier with a big fucking gun to match.
Dr.Finch: self proclaimed Genius, now also partially a meat puppet for Jane due to a life saving transfusion. He's only partially Jane's meat puppet because he's not a brainless thrall from that blood transfusion.