[4/5/2013 9:40:25 PM] Josie: Bam!

[4/5/2013 9:40:57 PM] Josie: Coil has been ordered to dock with the station and comply with a full investigation of the events that killed Captain Lark.

[4/5/2013 9:41:30 PM] Coil: Yep.  He's in it now!

[4/5/2013 9:41:59 PM] Coil: As soon as he's off the com, he tells the fugitives to hide!

[4/5/2013 9:42:08 PM] Josie: Lou: Where? Anywhere?

[4/5/2013 9:42:27 PM] Coil: ((Do I have smuggling compartments?))

[4/5/2013 9:43:23 PM] Josie: Yep.

[4/5/2013 9:43:33 PM] Josie: You're not even sure where they all are. Vir is *worryingly* clever about things like that.

[4/5/2013 9:44:14 PM] Coil: Vir.  Get these folks hidden.  Everyone in a seperate compartment.

[4/5/2013 9:44:24 PM] Coil: You know where they are  better than I do.

[4/5/2013 9:45:17 PM] Josie: Vir: ... separate. All right.

[4/5/2013 9:46:46 PM] Josie: He signs off without further ceremony.

[4/5/2013 9:47:30 PM] Coil: Coil sets to docking!

[4/5/2013 9:48:57 PM] Josie: It takes a few minutes, but that just gives Vir time to get people hidden.

[4/5/2013 9:50:08 PM] Coil: Yep!

[4/5/2013 9:51:28 PM] Josie: Eventually you successfully dock the ship.

[4/5/2013 9:51:46 PM] Coil: Coil then heads to the cargo bay to meet the Captain.

[4/5/2013 9:52:02 PM] Josie: If she's a captain. You didn't really get a good look at her rank insignia.

[4/5/2013 9:52:13 PM] Coil: Welll, Lark.

[4/5/2013 9:52:46 PM] Josie: Indeed.

[4/5/2013 9:53:03 PM] Josie: The intercom crackles. "Permission to come aboard?"

[4/5/2013 9:53:19 PM] Coil: Granted, come aboard.

[4/5/2013 9:54:42 PM] Josie: The door opens and three people step onto the ship. One of them is Lark--as you can now see a bit more clearly, this one is also a captain, though she has a uniform style you're not quite familiar with--black with grey stripes rather than grey with black stripes.

[4/5/2013 9:55:34 PM] Josie: One of the others, however, is also a captain, and it's fairly clear from the moment he steps on board that he's the one in charge. He orders the other man to start with the computer to get records of the incident and then begins inspecting the place, ignoring the other Lark.

[4/5/2013 9:55:41 PM] Josie: Lark: Captain.

[4/5/2013 9:56:05 PM] Coil: Captain.

[4/5/2013 9:56:18 PM] Coil: Coil steps aside and lets her onto the cargo bay.

[4/5/2013 9:56:36 PM] Josie: She doesn't step in. "... I was hoping to interview you elsewhere."

[4/5/2013 9:57:08 PM] Coil: On board your station?

[4/5/2013 9:57:26 PM] Josie: She nods.

[4/5/2013 9:57:35 PM] Josie: It's fairly clear she's been crying, or maybe just trying not to cry.

[4/5/2013 9:57:56 PM] Coil: All right.  Let me find my engineer first.

[4/5/2013 9:58:18 PM] Josie: She  nods.

[4/5/2013 9:58:24 PM] Coil: Coil finds Vir!

[4/5/2013 9:59:59 PM] Josie: Vir is in the cockpit, alone, monitoring and tinkering with that same wired thing he was working on before. ... Coil can tell his heart's not in it.

[4/5/2013 10:00:24 PM] Coil: You alright?

[4/5/2013 10:00:40 PM] Josie: Vir: Quite. Thinking of other projects.

[4/5/2013 10:01:28 PM] Coil: Captain Lark's sister, Captain Lark, wants to interview me onboard the station.

[4/5/2013 10:02:07 PM] Josie: Vir: ... that's somewhat confusing.

[4/5/2013 10:03:24 PM] Josie: Vir: We are having a very... interesting... day.

[4/5/2013 10:04:09 PM] Coil: You're telling me.

[4/5/2013 10:04:26 PM] Coil: You stay here, cooperate with anyone she sends to investigate.

[4/5/2013 10:04:39 PM | Edited 10:04:43 PM] Josie: Vir nods. "As is required by law."

[4/5/2013 10:04:48 PM] Coil: Yes.

[4/5/2013 10:05:09 PM] Josie: He doesn't wink.

[4/5/2013 10:05:24 PM] Coil: Coil figures he's not the winking type!

[4/5/2013 10:05:51 PM] Josie: No.

[4/5/2013 10:06:23 PM] Coil: Coil then returns to the cargo bay!

[4/5/2013 10:07:00 PM] Coil: My man Vir will help you with anything you need while I"m aboard your station.

[4/5/2013 10:07:44 PM] Josie: Captain Not-Either-Lark: Excellent.

[4/5/2013 10:07:55 PM] Josie: He's preoccupied looking at the doors. There's a scuffmark on one of them.

[4/5/2013 10:08:18 PM] Coil: Shall we, then?

[4/5/2013 10:09:25 PM] Josie: Lark nods. She's still not in the ship, but standing in the doorway.

[4/5/2013 10:09:38 PM] Coil: Coil follows her, then!

[4/5/2013 10:11:50 PM] Josie: Lark leads him on board the station. There are security checks; he'll have to surrender any weapons before he can get through the checkpoint. Lark doesn't have to, obviously.

[4/5/2013 10:12:10 PM] Coil: He hands over his side arm, which is the only weapon on him.

[4/5/2013 10:13:17 PM] Josie: Lark looks pretty impatient with the whole process, like she's *itching* to talk.

[4/5/2013 10:13:47 PM] Coil: Coil goes along with every security procedure!

[4/5/2013 10:14:08 PM] Josie: But eventually the security mumbo-jumbo is done. He's fingerprinted, retinal-scanned and DNA-typed, and then Lark leads him off through the station.

[4/5/2013 10:15:10 PM] Josie: It's a *large* station. This is only one docking bay of several, and Lark leads Coil past a few others, and then through what looks like a commerce hub, with a few restaurants with varying degrees of delicious smells and an array of shops, all crammed up against each other as is typical on a station.

[4/5/2013 10:15:50 PM] Coil: Coil looks around.

[4/5/2013 10:16:12 PM] Josie: Very colorful, humanoids of many colors and descriptions.

[4/5/2013 10:16:45 PM] Josie: And a few nonhumanoids too. You spot one or two butterflies among the crowd, flitting above everyone else so as not to get smooshed. They're quite delicate, after all.

[4/5/2013 10:17:21 PM] Josie: Eventually you get through the hubbub and the crowd and reach a quieter set of hallways, and then a small offshoot hallway, and then an offshoot of an offshoot. Lark opens the door and gestures for you to go in.

[4/5/2013 10:17:46 PM] Coil: Coil heads in.

[4/5/2013 10:18:43 PM] Josie: She steps in after Coil.

[4/5/2013 10:19:48 PM] Josie: It looks like a rather dull, sterile living room-type environment, all very small--station space is always at a premium. But there's enough room for a small love seat and a small armchair, and a door into another room nearby. It's all pretty drab-looking.

[4/5/2013 10:21:15 PM] Josie: Lark gestures at him vaguely, to sit down.

[4/5/2013 10:21:27 PM] Coil: Coil sits on the loveseat.

[4/5/2013 10:21:36 PM] Josie: Lark takes the chair, and rubs her eyes.

[4/5/2013 10:21:45 PM] Josie: Lark: ... tell me what happened.

[4/5/2013 10:23:04 PM] Coil: Coil tells her the truth of what happens up until he got up in the middle of the night.

[4/5/2013 10:23:38 PM] Coil: You know that feeling when something's just gone wrong?  I got that in the middle of the night, got up to check it out.

[4/5/2013 10:24:02 PM] Josie: Lark: ... go on. I just... I need to know.

[4/5/2013 10:29:37 PM] Coil: I checked the bridge first, then I headed down to the cargo bay.  Someone took a shot at me, I got behind cover.  I... heard Captain Lark call out to me.  She sounded wounded.  She warned me to get back behind the bulkhead.  And I guess she vented the hold.  Probably saved my life.

[4/5/2013 10:30:30 PM] Josie: Lark: ... that sounds like her.

[4/5/2013 10:30:49 PM] Josie: Lark: ... do you think she... she must have been alive when it was vented.

[4/5/2013 10:33:50 PM] Coil: ... I don't know.  She... sounded wounded.  Wet cough.

[4/5/2013 10:35:41 PM] Josie: Lark: And she took the prisoners out too?

[4/5/2013 10:35:46 PM] Josie: She stares at you.

[4/5/2013 10:37:26 PM] Josie: It's a little easier to tell from this close that she's not the same Lark. She has a scar that sort of divides her left eyebrow (the one to your right) and goes down her cheek.

[4/5/2013 10:41:17 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Yeah.  I had set her and the two female prisoners up in a cabin.  But after the cargo bay was vented, no one one was left."

[4/5/2013 10:42:10 PM] Josie: A tear slides down her face, following the path of the scar, and she stands up abruptly. "Let me get you a drink. What would you like?"

[4/5/2013 10:42:19 PM] Coil: Water is fine, thanks.

[4/5/2013 10:45:22 PM] Josie: Lark: No, a real drink. Please.

[4/5/2013 10:46:05 PM] Coil: All right.  whiskey.

[4/5/2013 10:47:22 PM] Josie: She nods, and opens a panel in the wall and grabs a bottle down.

[4/5/2013 10:47:38 PM] Josie: She takes out two glasses and fills them both half-full.

[4/5/2013 10:49:15 PM] Coil: I'm sorry.

[4/5/2013 10:49:42 PM] Josie: Lark: It wasn't your fault.

[4/5/2013 10:49:55 PM] Coil: I wish I had known her better.

[4/5/2013 10:50:24 PM | Edited 10:51:56 PM] Josie: She sets the glasses down on the table and this time sits next to him, though she does carefully avoid touching.

[4/5/2013 10:51:40 PM] Coil: Coil takes a glass.

[4/5/2013 10:52:15 PM] Josie: Lark: And that's all that happened?

[4/5/2013 10:52:21 PM] Coil: As far as I know.

[4/5/2013 10:52:31 PM] Josie: She reaches over and takes his hand.

[4/5/2013 10:53:05 PM] Josie: Lark: Nothing else?

[4/5/2013 10:53:29 PM] Coil: ...nothing else.

[4/5/2013 10:54:27 PM] Josie: She frowns. "'re not telling the truth."

[4/5/2013 10:54:37 PM] Josie: She drops his hand and sips her whiskey.

[4/5/2013 10:56:38 PM] Coil: ...That box she was carrying.  I couldn't find it.  I think it got blown out when she vented the hold.

[4/5/2013 10:57:24 PM] Josie: Lark: But you're not sure.

[4/5/2013 10:58:17 PM] Coil: We searched, hoped to have *something* to give the Coalition.  If there was trouble, would she have taken it with her, or left it in her room?

[4/5/2013 10:59:35 PM] Josie: Lark: Taken it with her, probably.

[4/5/2013 10:59:41 PM] Josie: Lark takes a deep breath and then exhales.

[4/5/2013 10:59:45 PM] Coil: Then it probably got voided too.

[4/5/2013 10:59:53 PM] Josie: Lark: It doesn't matter, really.

[4/5/2013 11:00:20 PM] Josie: Lark: It only had enough materials to keep the thing inside alive until... well. About nine hours ago. It's dead now, whereever it is, thank goodness.

[4/5/2013 11:01:07 PM] Coil: What was it? ... no, never mind.

[4/5/2013 11:01:15 PM] Coil: Stupid question.

[4/5/2013 11:02:30 PM] Josie: Lark shrugs. "Mostly classified."

[4/5/2013 11:02:48 PM] Coil: I figured.

[4/5/2013 11:02:52 PM] Josie: Lark: A proscribed species. A new one. That much I can tell you.

[4/5/2013 11:03:30 PM] Coil: I see.

[4/5/2013 11:04:31 PM] Josie: Lark: Drink your drink.

[4/5/2013 11:04:45 PM] Coil: Not much of a drinker, I'm afraid.

[4/5/2013 11:05:51 PM] Josie: Lark: If you don't, I can't either.

[4/5/2013 11:06:08 PM] Coil: Why?

[4/5/2013 11:06:17 PM] Josie: Lark: Wouldn't be polite, would it?

[4/5/2013 11:06:27 PM] Coil: I wouldn't mind.

[4/5/2013 11:06:30 PM] Josie: Lark: I would.

[4/5/2013 11:06:42 PM] Josie: Lark: It's just one, it won't kill you.

[4/5/2013 11:06:45 PM] Coil: Coil takes a small sip of his drink.

[4/5/2013 11:07:01 PM] Josie: High-quality stuff, from what he can tell.

[4/5/2013 11:08:05 PM] Josie: Lark: They were being brought here for interrogation. That's a lot of cold trails we're faced with now.

[4/5/2013 11:08:49 PM] Coil: Coil nods.

[4/5/2013 11:09:08 PM] Josie: Lark takes his hand again.

[4/5/2013 11:09:18 PM] Josie: Lark: Did any of them say anything to you? Anything at all?

[4/5/2013 11:09:56 PM] Coil: The feline-augment girl begged me for mercy.  The dark haired woman glared at me in passing.

[4/5/2013 11:10:10 PM] Josie: Lark: What else?

[4/5/2013 11:11:05 PM] Coil: That was it.  I avoided the prisoners.

[4/5/2013 11:11:27 PM] Josie: Lark: That's a lie, too.

[4/5/2013 11:14:16 PM] Coil: The feline girl begged me for mercy, I apologized to her, the dark haired woman glared at me.  I exchanged words with Captain Lark on our emergency procedures, or... lack thereof.

[4/5/2013 11:14:33 PM] Josie: Lark: ... sounds like Irene. What else?

[4/5/2013 11:15:06 PM] Coil: Then I went to bed, and apparently all hell broke loose.

[4/5/2013 11:15:57 PM] Josie: Lark: What aren't you telling me?

[4/5/2013 11:16:03 PM] Josie: She *stares*.

[4/5/2013 11:16:30 PM] Josie: One of her eyes is slightly darker than the other.

[4/5/2013 11:17:23 PM] Coil: ...I'm telling you everything relevant.

[4/5/2013 11:17:57 PM] Josie: Lark: What aren't you telling me that *isn't* relevant?

[4/5/2013 11:21:16 PM] Coil: The girl.  Alice.  I knew her.  Five years ago or so.  Knew her, if you get my meaning.  It didn't end well.

[4/5/2013 11:21:40 PM] Josie: Lark: You're lying.

[4/5/2013 11:21:51 PM] Coil: ((Not sure what to do here.))

[4/5/2013 11:22:12 PM] Josie: ((KILL HER. No, don't do that. You're actually doing pretty well.))

[4/5/2013 11:22:14 PM] Coil: ((I can't lie, and his whole plan involved liying.))

[4/5/2013 11:22:30 PM] Josie: Lark: ... answer me this. Could you have saved my sister?

[4/5/2013 11:24:27 PM] Coil: ... yes.  If I had been faster, I think I could have.

[4/5/2013 11:25:07 PM] Josie: Lark: ... that means you did try, then.

[4/5/2013 11:25:23 PM] Josie: She turns his hand over in her hands and stares at it.

[4/5/2013 11:25:44 PM] Josie: Lark: Mama always said never let pretty people hold your hand.

[4/5/2013 11:27:02 PM] Coil: Why not?

[4/5/2013 11:28:13 PM] Josie: Lark sniffles a little bit. "Because they can tell when your pulse changes when you lie."

[4/5/2013 11:28:31 PM] Coil: I'm pretty nervous.

[4/5/2013 11:29:01 PM] Josie: Lark: I'm the interrogator.

[4/5/2013 11:29:54 PM] Coil: So I have good reason to be nervous.

[4/5/2013 11:30:38 PM] Josie: Lark: I don't care what happened to the prisoners.

[4/5/2013 11:31:06 PM] Coil: ..I'm sorry about your sister.

[4/5/2013 11:32:03 PM] Josie: Lark: I know. I can tell.

[4/5/2013 11:32:16 PM] Josie: Lark: You're not very cooperative.

[4/5/2013 11:32:29 PM] Josie: She drinks the rest of her drink and sets the glass down.

[4/5/2013 11:37:43 PM] Coil: Sorry.

[4/5/2013 11:38:48 PM] Josie: Lark: Don't much feel like trying harder.

[4/5/2013 11:39:23 PM] Josie: She moves closer and leans up against him, with a bleak, blank expression.

[4/5/2013 11:40:23 PM] Coil: You were twins?

[4/5/2013 11:42:22 PM] Josie: Lark: Yeah. I always thought I'd known when she went. Or that she'd know when I went.

[4/5/2013 11:43:03 PM] Josie: Lark: We had to pull strings to get her that assignment, bringing those crooks here. We don't get to see each other very often, and it was going to be--

[4/5/2013 11:43:14 PM] Josie: Her voice breaks a little bit. "... it was going to be fun."

[4/5/2013 11:45:21 PM] Coil: Coil frowns, not sure what to do, puts an arm around her shoulders.

[4/5/2013 11:46:54 PM] Josie: She cries a little bit, and hugs him.

[4/5/2013 11:46:58 PM] Josie: It's awkward.

[4/5/2013 11:48:14 PM] Josie: After a few minutes she stops, though, and repositions herself so that she's sort of half-facing him, front turned toward the back of the couch. "Where are you going next?"

[4/5/2013 11:48:41 PM] Coil: I'm not sure.  Probably to a port world for more work.

[4/5/2013 11:49:04 PM] Josie: Lark: I'm going with.

[4/5/2013 11:49:14 PM] Coil: ....huh?

[4/5/2013 11:51:13 PM] Josie: Lark: I said I'm going with. You've only got one crewman, your other ones left and you need more than two people to do the kind of work you do. I read your file. I'm coming with you.

[4/5/2013 11:52:07 PM] Coil: ...we're not a Coalition ship.  Why me?

[4/5/2013 11:52:24 PM] Josie: Lark: It's where Irene died.

[4/5/2013 11:52:55 PM] Coil: Are you going to resign your commision?

[4/5/2013 11:53:55 PM] Josie: Lark: Yes. Don't say no.

[4/5/2013 11:54:14 PM] Josie: She kisses him. AWKWARD.

[4/5/2013 11:54:58 PM] Coil: He doesn't really respond, his brain still chewing over all of this.

[4/5/2013 11:55:28 PM] Josie: Lark: ... don't say no. Please.

[4/5/2013 11:59:20 PM] Coil: .. I'll need to think about it.  All right?

[4/6/2013 12:00:11 AM] Josie: Lark: ... all right.

[4/6/2013 12:01:47 AM] Josie: She relaxes a little bit. Practically on his lap.

[4/6/2013 12:04:41 AM] Coil: ....

[4/6/2013 12:05:13 AM] Josie: Lark: I expected you to be easier to seduce.

[4/6/2013 12:05:41 AM] Coil: Sorry to disappoint.

[4/6/2013 12:06:07 AM] Josie: Lark: You seemed like the type.

[4/6/2013 12:06:22 AM] Josie: Lark: And I didn't think I was that bad.

[4/6/2013 12:12:35 AM] Coil: No, no you're not.  You're very attractive.

[4/6/2013 12:12:53 AM] Josie: Lark: What is it, then?

[4/6/2013 12:13:17 AM] Coil:'re hurting.  In pain.

[4/6/2013 12:13:48 AM] Josie: Lark: Yeah...

[4/6/2013 12:14:04 AM] Josie: She puts a hand to his throat, very gently. "You don't want to take advantage."

[4/6/2013 12:15:19 AM] Coil:

[4/6/2013 12:17:21 AM] Josie: Lark: ... fair enough. Holding me wouldn't be taking advantage, would it?

[4/6/2013 12:17:49 AM] Coil: I suppose not.

[4/6/2013 12:19:38 AM] Josie: Lark: Won't make you do it. You want me, you know. On your crew. You don't know it, but you do. There aren't five people in the universe trained like me.

[4/6/2013 12:21:07 AM] Coil: What do you do?

[4/6/2013 12:22:36 AM] Josie: She stands up, taking a deep breath, and heading back over to the drinks cabinet. She pours herself a glass of water from the tap, and returns to the couch, on the opposite end from Coil.

[4/6/2013 12:22:48 AM] Josie: Lark: I read people.

[4/6/2013 12:23:25 AM] Coil: Read people?

[4/6/2013 12:24:19 AM] Josie: Lark: Butterfly-trained. I'm too upset right now to be useful, but.

[4/6/2013 12:29:49 AM] Josie: ((You still here? Am I that boring?))

[4/6/2013 12:30:57 AM] Coil: ((No!  I'm sorry.  I was in the bathroom.))  What use would I have for a people-reader?

[4/6/2013 12:31:28 AM] Josie: Lark: Negotiations.

[4/6/2013 12:34:41 AM] Coil: .. that's not a bad point.  I'll... give it some thought.  All right?

[4/6/2013 12:35:58 AM] Josie: She sighs, and sips the water. "Fine. You know I *could* blackmail you."

[4/6/2013 12:36:15 AM] Coil: I suspect you could.

[4/6/2013 12:37:11 AM] Josie: Lark: I'm not going to. But if you say no I'll hunt you down.

[4/6/2013 12:38:52 AM] Coil: ...that's much better than blackmail.

[4/6/2013 12:40:08 AM] Josie: Lark: Yes. It's honest and honorable and still saves me from spiraling into alcoholism, addiction and death.

[4/6/2013 12:43:29 AM] Coil: ... all right.  Can I go back to my ship?

[4/6/2013 12:44:11 AM] Josie: Lark: Is there anything I can do to change your mind?

[4/6/2013 12:44:46 AM] Coil: I haven't made any decisions yet.

[4/6/2013 12:46:33 AM] Josie: Lark: All right. When you do, tell me. You won't be cleared to leave until then.

[4/6/2013 12:46:43 AM] Josie: ((Although of course, you can escape.))

[4/6/2013 12:46:59 AM] Coil: I will.

[4/6/2013 12:48:44 AM] Josie: Lark: You're very hard-hearted.

[4/6/2013 12:51:14 AM] Coil: ... I am, I'm sorry.

[4/6/2013 12:51:55 AM] Josie: Lark turns away. "Let me know."

[4/6/2013 12:52:29 AM] Coil: I will.

[4/6/2013 12:52:36 AM] Coil: Coil stands and leaves!

[4/6/2013 12:52:48 AM] Josie: Bam! Where to?

[4/6/2013 12:54:17 AM] Coil: Back to his ship.

[4/6/2013 12:55:22 AM | Edited 12:55:26 AM] Josie: Vir is sitting alone in the cargo bay, fiddling with his mechanical doodad.

[4/6/2013 12:56:09 AM] Coil: Coil looks around.  "We clear?"

[4/6/2013 12:56:33 AM] Josie: Vir: They're gone. I've swept for devices; there are none.

[4/6/2013 12:57:27 AM] Coil: ... This gets better and better.  Lark had a twin.  She wants to join the crew.

[4/6/2013 12:58:17 AM] Josie: Vir: ... what did you tell her?

[4/6/2013 12:58:28 AM] Coil: That I'd think about it.

[4/6/2013 12:59:08 AM] Josie: Vir: We could blow the hatch and escape.

[4/6/2013 1:00:46 AM] Coil: It has occured to me.  She promised to hunt me down if I did that.

[4/6/2013 1:01:05 AM] Coil: ... I've screwed us over, Vir, I'm sorry.

[4/6/2013 1:01:29 AM] Josie: Vir: We take her with us and lock her in one of the holds.

[4/6/2013 1:01:55 AM] Coil: That will only last so long.

[4/6/2013 1:02:34 AM] Josie: Vir: If she stays conscious. And alive.

[4/6/2013 1:04:20 AM] Coil: That's occured to me, too.

[4/6/2013 1:05:14 AM] Josie: Vir doesn't say anything, just waits, quietly.

[4/6/2013 1:08:14 AM] Coil: ... I don't know.  I'm not going to kill her.

[4/6/2013 1:08:41 AM] Josie: Vir: We could kill the slug.

[4/6/2013 1:08:50 AM] Josie: He actually doesn't sound at all certain of that.

[4/6/2013 1:10:05 AM] Coil: .... no.  I'm not going to kill anyone.  No matter how much easier it would make things.

[4/6/2013 1:10:33 AM] Josie: Vir admits, rather reluctantly, "I like the slug."

[4/6/2013 1:11:54 AM] Coil: Yeah.  But there is *no* way we can have the slug and Lark on board.

[4/6/2013 1:12:12 AM] Coil: She knows I was lying about the details.

[4/6/2013 1:12:50 AM] Josie: Vir: I would also object to someone wearing one of my siblings as a suit of clothing.

[4/6/2013 1:15:14 AM] Josie: Vir: We could find it a new host.

[4/6/2013 1:16:33 AM] Coil: Maybe.  I don't know.

[4/6/2013 1:17:04 AM] Josie: Vir: Corpses aren't that difficult to find.

[4/6/2013 1:17:51 AM] Josie: Vir: ... perhaps we are going about the problem in the wrong way.

[4/6/2013 1:18:17 AM] Coil: What do you mean?

[4/6/2013 1:18:33 AM] Josie: Vir: Her sister saved the slug's life.

[4/6/2013 1:19:29 AM] Coil: .... I don't follow.

[4/6/2013 1:20:28 AM] Josie: Vir: It could be seen as an act of heroism.

[4/6/2013 1:20:52 AM] Josie: Vir: ... while I would object to someone wearing a sibling as a hat, I would not object to a sibling saving another being's life at the cost of his or her own.

[4/6/2013 1:21:14 AM] Josie: Vir: Although of course, such a thing is unlikely given their personalities.

[4/6/2013 1:22:06 AM] Coil: Especially with a 'proscribed species'.

[4/6/2013 1:23:01 AM] Josie: Vir: My family would not care less about such a designation. ... and I don't either.

[4/6/2013 1:23:32 AM] Coil: Me neither, but it would matter to her, I think.

[4/6/2013 1:23:37 AM] Coil: ... I don't know.

[4/6/2013 1:23:53 AM] Josie: Vir: We need more information about her.

[4/6/2013 1:24:48 AM] Josie: Vir: Then we would have a better analysis.