Studious could hear screaming. As the doors closed he could see Seeker whispering something. He couldn't make out very much but he could distinctly
Originally posted by SeekerOfAUTMN
"I will kill you"
Studious could see blood dripping from Horkos' nose as the doors to the briefing room slid closed.
As the took him down the hall he told looked around and said.
"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE MONKEY FIGHTIN' MACHINES ON THIS MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHIP!"
The two Marines led him away to solitary confinement and locked him inside to rot.
The "Colonel" tried to calm himself down and the sedative being pumped into him helped quite a bit.
After he had calmed down he turned to his wife and said.
Studious: “There’s something I’ve got to do, honey. I tried. You know I tried everything, but they still don’t believe me. Let’s hope this
elevates their thinking. But whatever happens…….please don’t think less of me……….”
A strange high pitched whine fills the room as the heart monitor sounds it’s mournful tone.
Don’t do this please.........NO!”
Studious continues to lie there. The loud heart monitor still signaling with its high pitched whine.
The doors suddenly slide open and two medic’s with a med cart and a guard rush in.
Intern: “He’s flat lining. We need to defibrillate.”
The Doctor is shocked and using the back of his hand slaps the intern who stumbles backwards.
Doctor: “Are you that incompetent! Are you trying to kill him?”
Intern: “Sir he’s dying.”
Doctor: “Where did you get your degree…..television! If we defibrillate now that would just make starting his heart more difficult.”
Intern: “Well, then what do we do? We can’t just let him die!”
Doctor says as he fills a hypodermic needle “Which is exactly why I’m going to give him an intracardiac injection of Atropine.”
The doctor stabs Studious heart with the needle and injects him.
Doctor: “Now begin chest compressions.”
The intern approaches and pushes down on Studious’ chest. After a few moments the annoying noise that had filled the room stops and is replaced by
an irregular beeping.
“It’s ventricular fibrillation!”
The doctor stresses “Now
we can defibrillate........Remove his restraints"
The guard protests “Are you nuts?”
Doctor: “We have to cut away his shirt. I have to apply the gel to insure that there won’t be too much electrical resistance. If we don’t he
Guard: “Alright, alright doc just do it.”
The two medical personnel remove all the restraints above Studious’ waist.
The intern goes to get the gel as the doctor hovers over Studious with the paddles.
Suddenly Studious opens his eyes and the beeping normalizes.
He strikes the doctor in the face and as he falls backwards he lets go of the paddles. Studious grabs the uncharged paddle in mid air and throws it at
the guard who was raising his weapon. Hit in the face the guard goes down. The cord for the paddle is now taught and Studious grabs it and begins to
swing the paddle over his head like a lasso.
The intern starts to run away but Studious throws the cord and paddle. They wrap around the interns legs and he pulls. With his legs pulled out from
under him the intern hits the ground.
Studious now sitting up on the gurney pulls the sedative IV out and undoes the rest of his restraints.
Getting up he says quite sincerely “Sorry about that guys, you’ll wake up in about an hour.”
Studious wife yells at him “You made me think you were dying! Why didn’t you tell me you were faking it!?”
“I’m sorry, but I very well could have died. I didn’t want you to have to know that….In case I did die….If something went wrong I didn’t
want you to think you could have stopped it.”
Wife: “Really? Oh my….”
Wife: “Where did you learn to do that?”
Studious: “I learned it the monks. The first step is to be very calm and quiet the mind. Luckily I was on sedatives that made it sooo much
Wife: “When did you study with monks?”
Studious: “That’s not important right now.”
Studious begins to raid the Medical cart taking several items. Then he picks up the intern’s card and swipes it through the reader.
The door opens and Studious calmly walks out.
A guard rounding the corner sees him, clears his throat, and says.
“How in the name of Zeus’ MOTHER
did you get out of your cell!?”
"You mean his mother Rhea."
"Yes, I do!"
“Oh, I can't tell you my methods they're Trade secrets”
“That’s not gonna fly.”
“What?.....Do you expect me to tell you how I did it. What am I a supervillain?”
The security guard raises his weapon. “Look I don’t know how you did that but you’re going right back in that cell.”
Studious still holding several of the medical items shifts them all to one hand except one. A vile of something.
Studious: “You shoot me, I drop this, we both die."
“What do you mean? What is that!?”
Studious: “It’s a cholinesterase inhibitor. It stops the brain from sending nerve messages down the spinal cord within thirty seconds. Any
epidermal exposure or inhalation and you’ll know. A twinge at the small of your back as the poison seizes your nervous system. Your muscles freeze,
you can’t breathe, you spasm so hard you break your own back and spit your guts out. But that’s after your skin melts off.”
“Hey! That’s my line.” Studious throws the vile at the guard and it hits him in the face. He begins yelling and cursing as he falls down.
Wife: “Studious WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!”
He runs down the hall away from the guard.
Studious: “Relax…..it’s only a urine sample. Oh, and I checked before we left he’s just fine but he might want to wash his face though.
Wife: “Why didn’t you tell me that!”
Studious: “And what was I supposed to do? Should I have turned to you and told you it’s harmless right in front of him?”
She starts to laugh and shake her head.
The Colonel, or so he still perceives himself, continues to run down the hall to a power room. Studious smiles to himself, glad that he had taken the
time to walk every alcove of the ship when he first came aboard.
Still holding several medical items he sets them down and picks up the medical scissors. He uses them to strip several wires. Then puts them together
and sparks start flying.
A mini explosion blasts him out into the hall.
The lights and internal sensors go out in the surrounding sections.
Wife: “Oh my gosh. Are you ok!?”
Studious: “Yeah I’m fine.” He reaches up to the right side of his head and
finds he is bleeding. “Just a cut.”
Picking up his supplies the “Colonel” begins to run down the hall only to run into another security officer.
Security officer: “Whoa what happened to you?”
“There was an explosion back there.” Studious looks at the man and sees he is holding a cane.
Studious: “Give me the cane.”
Guard: “No way! I got this from some prisoner.”
“Look at me I’m like 100…just give me the cane.”
Seeing that Studious is injured he says “Ok, here.” and gives Studious the cane.
“Thanks my good man,………BUT THIS IS MY CANE!”
In a quick sweeping motion the cane flies up in an arc and slams into the side of the security officer’s face. He falls to the ground.
Studious takes off.
Wife: “Why do people keep stealing your cane?”
Studious: “Well, it is very nice…”
A short time later the security man get’s up thinking “I guess this is what I get for stealing from an old man.” He heads back to his quarters
to rethink his life.
Studious travels into a Jeffery tube and heads up a few decks.
Wife: “What now? Shouldn’t we be looking for a way to get you off this crazy train?”
Studious: “Well I intend to use the escape pods just down that way.” He points down the hall of the small enclosed space only engineers use.
Wife: “In case you haven’t noticed this ship is in hyperspace. We don’t know what would happen if you jettisoned a pod now. It could
disintegrate, and even if it didn’t you’d be in the middle of nowhere……..Lost in space.”
Studious corrects her “Hyperspace.”
Wife: “Ok. But you could still blow up!”
Studious: “Ah, but that’s the beauty of it! I want it to blow up.”
You’re going to kill yourself!?”
Studious: “Heavens no!
I’m going to fake my death again. After all they’ll think I’m dead after an escape pod just happens to jettison
and blow up right after I escape.”
Wife: “But the ship is traveling so fast they’ll barely see the pod blow up.”
Studious: “All part of the plan. With the ship traveling so fast they’ll be no time to scan the debris. Meaning no time to confirm a body was not
among it. Since this hyperspace window will close it would be impossible for them to go back and attempt to scan the debris.”
Studious boards the pod and uses the scissors to strip several more wires.
Wife: “Don’t blow yourself up this time.”
Studious: “Yes dear.”
The “Colonel” hot wires the ship to travel an erratic course that will ensure it is torn apart as it leaves the ship. Safely on the Penelope he
then jettisons the pod, picks up the medical supplies, and runs off to hide in another hidden area.
[edit on 15-6-2009 by Studious]