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([personal profile] time_goes_by Mar. 27th, 2013 11:20 pm)
Who: Janie, OTA who know about the secret lab
Where: University shelter
When: A couple of days after the Mertz Incident

Janie had worried about where to set up a secret lab, and was glad that Chester's suggestion seemed to be such a good idea. She got onto campus with no problem, and most of the people there were used to seeing her, since she spent time at the lab and the library, and well, anywhere where she could possibly learn something without angering the professors. Getting to the shelter wasn't a problem either.

The hidden and mostly forgotten room was a mess, however, and there was no way they could do any work in those conditions. Janie told everyone that she worked as a maid, but to be honest, she rarely worked. The house would stay messy until Phillip complained too much, or important company was over. Sometimes she burned meals, and she'd even refuse to cook if she had something else to do.

Today, Janie realized she'd actually have to work hard, but she didn't mind. The lab needed to get into shape, and she was the first one there. After plugging a record player into the wall, and starting a jazz album at a very low volume, she moved the few supplies that were down there, and dusted high surfaces, then worked her way down.

The soft sounds of jazz filled the room as Janie swept the floor. She grabbed the broom, and spun (as if she was dancing), then stopped when she realized that someone was coming in.
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([personal profile] time_goes_by 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.
Who: OTA!
Where: The Keller house (A large Victorian House)
When: Evening

Janie wasn't surprised when Phillip asked her to do something in addition to her list of things to do regarding the campground incident, including helping in the lab, getting set up for shooting lessons, and getting supplies. He wanted to throw a dinner party for something he'd done at work. He asked that she hire a catering service and send out invitations.

After getting more information from him, she discovered that his company had discovered a way to make cheaper transitior radios. They would sell for $29.95, and the company was certain that would increase sales.

She thought the party was nice, but knew that part of it was to alleviate some of the mystery of the place. Phillip's family had once been rich and well-known, but over the years they had begun to fade into obscurity. When Phillip's pretty wife died sixteen years ago, he closed off the mansion and was rarely seen until several months ago.

Hours that could have been spent learning how to kill things, or studying so she could understand more science were spent cleaning, closing drafts, and giving out invitations. She was sure to give Mr.Chow one, since she was rather fond of the grumpy old man, almost begging that he come to the party. There was the bridge club, because they were her best friends, and all of the high society people, since Phillip insisted on it. She also invited Gloria and the people she'd seen around Rev.Templeton's church. Lynn was instructed(against Phillip's wishes) to invite as many friends as possible.

She was told not to invite anyone from the Texaco, so of course, she did. It would be a lively party, and she hoped to get her friends alone for at least a few minutes to talk about things.
Gloria had been busy for days with the body and her research. She had felt cooped up which was rare for her since she loved being in the lab. It had been the snow that had fallen during the day, if she had to pick a reason for wanting out so much. The campus looked so pretty with the snow freshly fallen but the clean sidewalks. She was out in a grey coat, red dress and matching red beret and scarf. She carried a black bag with the research she had been looking over for the day.

It was glorious out as far as she was concerned with a light snow still falling. She was singing quietly to herself as she walked out from the main lab and science building to head across campus.
Gloria wasn't sure what to make of all of this. The body in the cold storage wrapped in chains, the people, the mysterious disease. She was pacing around the secondary lab where she had the body because she didn't want it around her animals and this lab had the storage. She was waiting and hated it. Waiting for her professor, waiting for the people who helped her grab this thing and watching the door to the cold storage warily. Even though it was a reinforced door that thing scared her. She would never show it but she was afraid and uncomfortable. There hadn't been any sounds from the other room so she assumed the body was still secure.
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