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The Devil is on the couch, half-brooding, or lounging, or... who knows? Waiting for a guest, maybe.

She is not moving, not bothering with pretending breath or much of mortal seeming. It is a strange night, and far from over.

Date: 2009-04-25 08:39 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (max)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
There is a knock at the door. Weyland, still in his uniform, carrying a box with an offering.

Date: 2009-04-25 08:46 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (max)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
He steps in, closing the door behind him.

"That girl from the bar sends her apologies, and these," he says, nodding to the box. "She seems sincere enough."

Date: 2009-04-25 08:54 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Chocolate strawberries, a bottle of Atlantean, and a... well, a note the gist of which is that she hopes I make your night much better."

He sets the box on the table. "I hope I can, also."

Date: 2009-04-25 09:08 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
He sits down beside her, and reaches to take her hand.

It seems like the right thing to do.

Date: 2009-04-25 09:19 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
That works also.

He wraps his arms around her shoulders, holding her close.

Date: 2009-04-25 09:58 pm (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Are you feeling better?" he asks softly, stroking her hair.

Date: 2009-04-26 01:15 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I'm glad."

He hugs her a bit tighter for a moment. There's something about her, something about her emotions that seems more real than most other people's.

Maybe they are just too much alike.

Date: 2009-04-26 01:34 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"You don't have to," he whispers. "Not here, not now."

Date: 2009-04-26 02:03 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Liebchen," he says, "I'm not hiding behind rules nor sneering at you. You are here, and I am here."

Date: 2009-04-26 02:47 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"A mortal who has lived far longer than he should've," he says. "Close enough."

Date: 2009-04-26 04:14 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"They're not exactly fond of me, most of them," he says. "They are distant--they want what they want, same as they always have, and once they have it they've got no more use for me. Except the ones who think they can change me, warm my cold, bleak heart."

Date: 2009-04-26 04:25 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I'm just lucky no one has complained about me so far," he says. "I have effectively kidnapped two women, and come very close to it with others. But they get their reward, and they get to live."

He kisses her on the cheek. "There would need to be a heart, first, for them to warm it..."

Date: 2009-04-26 04:59 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Mmmmm..."

He places a hand over her heart.

"And what would you want done with it?"

Date: 2009-04-26 05:15 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I've been doing experiments," he murmurs, tracing with one finger the outline of where her heart is. "To see what various kinds of heart substitutes do..."

Date: 2009-04-26 05:25 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (forge)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I have a body at home," he says. "She has no mind--she was in a coma when I got her--but she is doing quite well with her substitute heart."

Date: 2009-04-26 05:32 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (forge)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I'm experimenting with hearts first," he nods. "When I've chosen the best one, a mind might be a good idea. For now, I'm keeping her as simple as possible."

Date: 2009-04-26 05:46 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I try to be."

He leans back a bit, arms around her, holding her close.

"It keeps me out of trouble... for the most part."

Date: 2009-04-26 06:22 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (plotting)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"I can do you one better," he says with a small smile. "You can shape the appearance of others as well as yourself, yes?"

Date: 2009-04-26 06:38 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Then let's trade places for a few days," he says. "You can see how it is to blend in with mortals, and I can see how it is to be a woman."

A pause.

"Teja and I were discussing it earlier. It's something I've never done."

Date: 2009-04-26 06:58 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"...well, I've got no other plans," he says. "Unless you do. It would only be for a few days."

Date: 2009-04-26 08:05 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"Seven days," he says. "As long as I'll be changed back at the end of that time... and as long as you help me break in my new shape..."

Date: 2009-04-26 09:22 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (down)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
He takes a deep breath, and nods. "Ready."

Date: 2009-04-26 09:40 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (scarlet)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
...a very strange feeling.

And a very strange sight, for Weyland.

"I'm not entirely sure about how I look," he says. "How I normally look, that is. I'm sure I'm quite beautiful now."

Date: 2009-04-26 10:00 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (scarlet)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
She smiles, though nervously, trying to get used to the...

Very strange feeling.

She looks down at her hands, flexing her fingers carefully.

"...stay awake, I would think. Better than eating."

Date: 2009-04-26 10:15 am (UTC)
mechanicalswans: (scarlet)
From: [personal profile] mechanicalswans
"And I will teach you--well, I can't teach you forgework, and if anyone wants a commission you'd be best off having them come back later, but there isn't much to it."

But that's for tomorrow.

For tonight? Weyland and his scientific mind are determined to explore the new body.

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