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Stein's laboratory was...impressive, and rather creepy. It was an oddly-shaped building, like several huge stone boxes all jumbled together with small windows. The largest part was shaped like an arrow, thrusting upwards towards the sky. Lines of what looked like stitching crawled across the face of the building, each 'stitch' at least a foot long.

The building was surrounded by a wrought-iron fence, the top a forest of points, and there were several scraggly trees planted around the grounds. The trees were devoid of leaves, and each branch ended in an arrowpoint.

It didn't look much like a medical clinic, but after all it was a laboratory. A whirring sound might have been heard by Maraich's foot and he might have looked down to see a mouse scuttling by, but the mouse looked and sounded mechanical, its skin formed of random patches of fabric all stitched together roughly.

Welcome to Dr. Franken Stein's Laboratory.

Date: 2009-03-06 04:13 am (UTC)
maraich: (Ugh!)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Maraich already had a bad feeling about this place. Could he have possibly gone for more creepy vibes? It didn't seem like Dr. Stein was aiming for a hospitable look, and he wasn't sure he wanted something like this to be the first thing his son ever saw of the world. He might get scared and try to go back in.

And then he tensed up when he heard some sort of whirr. He glanced down to see a hideous, horrible rodent. With twice the ugly.

He raised a hand up to his mouth with a gasp, then let out a scream at the top of his lungs, frantically stomping around the mouse and then dashing away from it towards the building. He did not like rodents.

Date: 2009-03-06 05:26 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Ugh!)
From: [personal profile] maraich
As soon as Maraich entered he was focused on closing the doors behind him. His clothes were fairly prissy, much like the look a high class lady might have. Matching shawl and beret, a simple but elegant dress and a modest amount of jewelry, all bright and colorful in mostly pastel purples and pinks. He did not look like he belonged here.

"There's a rat outside! A giant, disgusting, disease-filled rat!" he huffed, already feeling a bit sore from running. His tone was as exaggerated with disgust as his actions were.
Clean laboratories didn't include rats. He made a mental note to deduct 10,000 points from Stein.

Date: 2009-03-06 09:11 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"Wind-up toys should be cute," he retorted, "Water would be fine."

As Dr. Stein led him through the place the entire thing felt off. Even the lab itself didn't seem right. The design didn't make sense. It didn't even look fashionable.

He was hesitant to sit down on the couch. He didn't want to bump into anymore surprises. He cleared his throat quietly.

"I have questions, and I expect certain people close to me to be present at the birth," he began uncomfortably.

Date: 2009-03-08 08:16 am (UTC)
maraich: (Let's talk business)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Maraich peered suspiciously at the beaker and lowered it without taking a sip.

He hesitantly sat down on the couch.

"I'd like them to be in the room with me. Yuan will make any decisions for me while I'm unconscious," he answered firmly. He wasn't going to get into how he wanted them to be there for his own protection.

Date: 2009-03-09 02:37 am (UTC)
maraich: (Let's talk business)
From: [personal profile] maraich
He didn't like it, but as long as he gave a good reason he wasn't going to argue.

"As long as they can be there and at least see it," he answered after a short pause. He wasn't trying to be a pain as much as he was trying to be thorough; he was only going to get one chance to do this.

"What about anesthesia? How do you administer it here? And how long would I have to wait before I could hold the baby?" he continued, serious but not aggressive.

He went to take a drink but paused and looked at the beaker again, eyebrow cocked. After a second he took a very small sip.

Date: 2009-03-09 04:41 am (UTC)
maraich: (You don't really mean that do you?)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"I won't be able to carry him?" he repeated, surprised, "But if he's like Matthias, he won't be able to even sit up on his own for months. How am I supposed to take care of him?"

He leaned forward a bit, "Couldn't you just use superglue or something? Or maybe a potion. I'm taking care of them on my own the majority of the time. It doesn't matter if it's painful."
While he wasn't afraid of things like pain, trying to take care of two small children without being able to carry them for over a month seemed like a rather big task. Especially with one that wouldn't be able to move on their own.

Date: 2009-03-09 06:51 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Sadness)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Slumping back on the couch, he brushed back his hair. He was hoping there would be a nice magic spell or potion that would fix that. He didn't know who he was going to ask to help him out.

He averted his eyes a bit. So far things didn't sound very good. He had his list of things he wanted to ask, but he was hoping for positive answers. Or perhaps options that weren't available where he was from.

"What about the mortality rate? What's the ratio of people who die from getting a c-section on your world?" he asked.

Date: 2009-03-10 12:21 am (UTC)
maraich: (Concerned friend)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"If you did an exam do you think you could find a better way to take the baby out?" he asked, slightly reserved, "And would you be able to figure out what a good date to schedule the delivery on is?"

He had been hoping to get a set schedule so that he could get everything else ready; let people know, get a babysitter and have some sort of plan for care afterwords. It was all quite a bit. Even to him.

Date: 2009-03-11 04:32 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"Then I'd like to find out a date to deliver the baby on. No matter who I go to I want to know when I should do it," he responded, glancing around the room. It didn't exactly feel like a hospital, but he could always duck out if he didn't like it.

"I know the day I conceived since I didn't have any sex for months before or after that," he added. He didn't want to go into much more detail than that and didn't see why it would be necessary.

Date: 2009-03-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"July 17nth. Of last year, obviously," he stood up, holding onto the shawl that was wrapped around him as he followed Stein, "I should be pretty close to the end by now."

He hadn't seen an ultrasound of the baby since it was very little so he was hoping he could get a clear picture. At this point he was wondering if the baby had any distinctive features yet, and whether he could tell if this one would look more like him or Bancoran.
The heels of his shoes made a clear tapping sound on the ground making it easy to hear where he was going.

Date: 2009-03-11 10:49 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Let's talk business)
From: [personal profile] maraich
The environment looked cold enough as it was without there being straps on the table. He did like the look of the straps. Even if he was raised to endure torture it didn't mean he liked pain, and he had plenty of bad memories involving being tied down.

"I don't want to be strapped down," he paused at the entrance way, "Not during the surgery, either."

That was one thing he didn't want to deal with.

Date: 2009-03-12 04:08 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Ugh!)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Maraich was seriously questioning Dr. Stein's ethics. Now he was rather glad he had come armed, as he tended to do when he went anywhere. Pregnant or not he still knew how to throw a knife.

He took a seat on the bed and kept a very close eye on everything Stein did.

Date: 2009-03-12 05:00 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Irritated)
From: [personal profile] maraich
He lied back, still keeping a very close eye on the doctor. He had always been extremely perceptive and felt confident that he could catch it if Stein did anything suspicious. The ultrasound machine looked fairly normal at least.

None of it was giving Maraich any urge to come back. It was one thing when he could be awake to react himself, but it'd be entirely different when he was unconscious.
"The ultrasound will give you enough information, right?" he wanted to reaffirm that point.

Date: 2009-03-13 05:58 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Concerned friend)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"That's fine."

He braced himself for the cold. He'd been to hospitals many times before so the usual stuff didn't bother him much.

He wished the answers wouldn't be so vague. He wanted to get some positive answers; which hopefully he'd get with the ultrasound.

Date: 2009-03-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Lying down)
From: [personal profile] maraich
He shuddered slightly at the cold but didn't make a move.

As much as Maraich tried to keep his eyes on Stein, he found them wandering over to the screen. It was a bit fuzzy but there was clearly something there. He looked for every body part the doctor mentioned.

"Does he look healthy?" he asked forcefully. It was really his most important question.

Date: 2009-03-16 04:39 pm (UTC)
maraich: (What)
From: [personal profile] maraich
That was a relief. He now had two doctors saying the baby was healthy. As long as he took care for another few weeks everything should be fine.

"I could be awake?" he was surprised by that. Although it would be strange he wasn't the queasy type, "What about the date?"

Date: 2009-03-16 05:16 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Maraich didn't know how the typical procedure went, but he was sure he'd probably been cut up worse anyway.

"It would help if I knew my due date," he blinked at him. He wasn't really sure what date to pick other than wanting to get this done with as soon as he could, "It shouldn't be too far away."
He was looking forward to holding the baby. With Matthias it had been so clunky and awkward.
He wiped off the gel, not worrying too much about remnants - he would wash off later - and sat up.

Date: 2009-03-16 07:16 pm (UTC)
maraich: (Heh heh?)
From: [personal profile] maraich
It seemed so soon, but that made it more exciting. It'd be here before he knew it. He smiled slightly at the thought.

"Maybe the 11nth, I think that's a Saturday. Or the 12th. I'll have to talk to everyone and find out what the best time would be," he answered brightly, gently sliding off the bed onto his feet, "So I guess that's about it for now."

Date: 2009-03-16 08:22 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
Maraich was reminded how creepy the place was back on the way out. The doctor was strange and had some questionable quirks. He kept it to himself, though.

"I'll let you know," he agreed. He was planning on getting a worldhop back from where he first came.

Date: 2009-03-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
maraich: (cutie)
From: [personal profile] maraich
"See you, then," he headed back out. He did plan on at least getting him a message, but he wasn't sure he planned on coming back. A few thing he had said and his odd personality made Maraich feel uncomfortable about trusting his child's life with him.

He went out and waited patiently for his ride back.

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