Family Reunion || Black & Green Dec 22, 2016 10:28:29 GMT -7
Post by Thomas Dunn on Dec 22, 2016 10:28:29 GMT -7
The 5th of the Scales of Judgement
Evening at the Abandoned Hospital
The flight had gone well enough.
Tom had entertained his passengers - both diplomat, and patient - with charm and food; had performed some preliminary tests on his most precious patients (the ones he planned to add to the ACACIA Project); and had managed to keep Black away from the rest of the guests. Black was to stay in his room at all times, and Tom would visit him every few hours. During their visits they would not only talk, but Tom would take notes. He would check Black’s vitals, test the limits of his memory, and ensure that any inkling Black had for returning to his new family was broken. It was exciting, really.
When they arrived in Artavia, Tom had sent guests to their temporary lodgings, had stopped to drop a letter off at Violet’s apartment - she deserved a thank you for getting him Black, after all - and then had hopped on his plane with Black to return home. Home. He hadn’t always thought of the old hospital as home… But with both Green and Black there, it was starting to feel like it.
Like with Green, Tom couldn’t resist pulling some tricks whilst flying. He did the same drop to the ground, he took the same sharp turns… He almost pulled a loop, but decided he didn’t want to put too much stress on the old implant Black had. Perhaps on their way back, when they would return to Dirys, he could do just that. By then, Tom would have a new model in Black’s brain. Black would be just as obedient as Green.
After the two had landed, Tom aided Zechariah with his belt and helped him down the way he’d helped Green, and then looked with pride onto the hospital. He began walking to the doors, knowing that Black would follow submissively behind: “Now Black,” He took a moment to warn, “Green doesn’t have the same excellent memory you have. She’s going to need time to remember who you are, and to come to love you as your brother again… And, not only that, but she’s different that you remember. She can walk, now.” Green had a tail when Black first met her, and the tail had been turned to non-working legs before Black had been sent away… But now, Tom had achieved the unachievable. He was a God, essentially.
He stopped at the door, his key sitting in the lock, “Are you ready, Black?