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([personal profile] time_goes_by posting in [community profile] pleasantdale Mar. 14th, 2013 09:31 pm)
Who: Janie OT Gloria
Where: Lab


Hearing about the loss at the lab really upset Janie, and for a short while, she wasn't sure what to do about all of the lost work. She felt a little pride in actually having done something, especially because it might be able to help people. She realized that was the kind of thing she wanted to do with her life.

Once she was over the blow, however, Janie realized that she had notes. She took lots, and lots of notes, and even tried sketching pictures when she could. She researched at home instead of dusting or putting roasts in the oven, and took notes on that. Phillip had plenty to say about her blowing off more work than usual, but Janie brushed it off.

She realized she had to copy her notes, and give them to Gloria. It might or might not help, but she had to try. The lab notes were copied carefully in black ink, while her own research was copied in red. She was working on a lab report, but it was only half finished, and she felt the notes were more important.

She drove to the college, and walked to the lab, carefully knocking, and hoping that Gloria was there, and would accept the two notebooks.
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Gloria had been mostly fretting over the loss of her work. It had taken her time to calm down. It hadn't been until she realized her work wasn't gone completely that she felt a little better. She had her memories, no one could take away the skill she had for remembering notes and work and numbers. However, it didn't change her discomfort concerning her lab being broken into. It was like a violation of her person, of some sacred space she only shared with her most intimate friends, yet strangers seemed to have come into that space.

Gloria had been standing in the lab for a long time. She was staring, almost blankly at the counter where she had worked on the specimens. She was trying to run her mind back through every procedure, memorize every detail she could remember. It was frustrating but at least it kept her mind focused on something.

She heard the footsteps before the knock. Gloria hesitated. Suspicion and paranoia raised inside which kept her from going to the door.

"Who is it?" She called out though she didn't manage to sound as confident as she would have liked.
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She scolded herself internally for her paranoia before she came to the door. Janie would hear the sound of her unlocking the door, locking it was not something she had done in the past. Gloria had never felt the need to.

"I'm sorry." She commented after opening the door for Janie. "I wasn't expecting you."

Gloria looked as though she hadn't slept much the past few days. Though her clothes and hair were still well done, her eyes showed dark circles. Truth had been that she was nervous that she might be the next thing stolen.
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"Oh.. no. It is alright." Gloria looked around a little paranoid as she tried to think of somewhere she would feel safe talking. The one place she had felt safe, the lab, no longer felt safe.

"Perhaps we should drive?" She answered with just a little of the nervousness escaping.
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"Thank you too." She smiled at Janie before picking up her purse from the counter. For a long moment she hesitated before turning back to the lab. They had taken her animals too. Even some of the ones she hadn't been working with. Since then she had to move Papi, their babboon back into this lab. She was afraid to leave him here.

She turned back to Janie. "Would you... are you afraid of primates?"
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"It's just Papi." She smiled but it fell to a frown when she mentioned zombies.

It took her a moment to recover from that comment as her mind wander to what else from the movies might be true or happen. She shook the feeling and approached the locker at the back of the room.

"He's a young baboon." She commented as she passed a leash to little fingers through a small door. "I've raised him since he was a baby and I don't...."

She trailed off as she waited for the baboon to put on his leash.
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She opened the door and a very eager baboon hopped into her arms. "He's almost two. He's not an adult yet."

She turned with the monkey in her arms almost like a baby. "He's very smart. He needed to have a new cage developed for him because he kept escaping. We only use him for blood sampling and DNA research."

He still had a shaved part on his forepaw from his work in the lab. Papi hid a bit from Janie because she was a stranger.
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"Into the trees and bushes." She laughed a little and finally smiled.

"Just samples." She nodded in addition to answer and came closer so Papi could see Janie closer. "My professor was doing the research with his blood."

"He does but he prefers fresh fruits and vegetables."

"I don't mind the questions."
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"He helps me with my research." Then for a minute she wasn't sure if Janie was asking about her professor or Papi.

"If you share the apples he might warm up to you."

"I am here because my father told me women weren't smart enough to be educated or be anything more than a nurse."

She looked away and shifted her purse and Papi. She spoke very quietly. "He doesn't talk to me anymore."

"We should go." She nodded and headed for the door. Inside she felt sad because she missed her parents.
Edited Date: 2013-03-18 03:01 am (UTC)
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"They are all I have too." She added while locking up the lab and then starting to walk toward the exit that was closest to her car.

"I need to introduce you to Judith, my lab assistant, sometime." She added with a smile that was almost natural but still a little forced.
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"I will ask her." Gloria was trying to relax but she was not as comfortable at the university anymore. She had a sudden thought and asked.

"Would you like to come help us when we work on our lab project?"
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"I can show you how to condense DNA for photography."

She really liked Janie's enthusiasm and could use someone else who knew some of the lab procedures. Concern swept into her mind again as they left the building and headed toward the parking lot. She tucked Papi into her coat.

"I still don't know who was in the lab. I requested to have my lab moved to another building."

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"I will let you know when the new samples come in."

Janie's behavior of looking around played on Gloria's own nervousness concerning the situation.

"I don't know yet. I have to wait for the dean to respond to the request."

She headed toward a powder blue Dodge Coronet that Janie had likely seen before at some point. She would be glad to be driving. Of late, with the crazy people and the disease, Gloria found herself feeling more and more safe in her car than elsewhere.
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"I don't know. Everyone is upset about the incident."

She too was feeling grateful to be near the car. It was unlocked and suddenly she frowned when she thought about having left it that way. She had always felt comfortable leaving the doors unlocked, now, not so much.

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"I didn't." She commented and the sad, disconcerting feelings she was having seemed to hang there in her voice.

"Everything has changed in the past few days." She held Papi closer and opened the door to get in. Everything was different. So much of what she believed was different now.
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"Mine has." She was down-hearted as she got into the car. She closed the door and stared for a moment at the university.

"This was the only place I felt safe....and comfortable. I don't anymore. Nowhere."

She hadn't admitted that to anyone since the events that had been happening. She had hoped it would make her feel better but it didn't.
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Gloria looked over at Janie in disbelief and then smiled. "Oh Janie..."

She wanted to hug her, hesitated and then leaned over and hugged her anyway.

"I... I don't think we've lost any of the research then." She let go of Janie.

"I have a skill remembering my work. I think we can recreate everything I lost."

She was so happy as she started the car. She felt like crying a little but tried not to as much as possible.
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"Who?" The question was very pointed as she pulled out of the parking spot. Though her mind was trying to think of a place where they could have a lab and not draw suspicion. She would also have to figure out how to get equipment, some of that was very expensive.
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Gloria almost backed into the car parked behind them while she listened. She started to wonder who knew and who didn't. Slowly she sighed and composed herself then started driving.

"If we are going to make a lab we need it to be in a location we already go to so they don't get suspicious, somewhere we can stay for a long time too."

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"I don't think a junkyard would provide a sterile environment." She was musing now too, falling in line with Janie's reflection as she started to drive. "There are types of kitchen equipment that can be substituted for some equipment and I know how a centrifuge is built though I don't have the skills to do it myself."
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Gloria nodded in agreement. "We can get supplies there even if we don't take his offer."

"I can see what is available at the university as well."

Gloria was quiet for a few moments before asking, rather curiously. "How good is your memory?"

She felt foolish and was afraid of insulting Janie and so added. ".... I think it may be better to remember notes, procedures and lists from now on. Those can not be stolen very easily."
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"I think your method works just as well as mine." Gloria smiled at Janie reassuringly.

"I have always coped by remembering. I can remember everything, strange things sometimes. especially numbers and pages of books but conversations too sometimes."

Gloria felt nervous but went on. "It is why I am good at what I am doing. I don't forget things though sometimes I need prompting to remember that I remember them."
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"I lose lists." Gloria giggled at herself.

"It depends on what I need to remember. Sometimes, things prompt me to remember when I don't want to or need to remember something."

She frowned a little and kept her attention on the road to avoid Janie. "Remembering everything clearly can be a horrible skill to have."
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Gloria shook her head. "What helped me the most was being willing to give up everything and everyone I knew."

She sighed heavily as she drove feeling sad. "You must be willing to face extreme hatred, insult and disrespect. You have to work even when others disregard you and will not give you work. Learning not to get angry and to keep trying when you are mentally and sometimes physically abused is what will get you the farthest."

She paused and finally smiled. "I think you could be successful but I do not want you to have any misconceptions about the work that I do."
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