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by Professor Wilhelm Reinbach (profreinbach)
at May 21st, 2007 (11:04 am)

Who:   Wilhelm, primarily to Gertrude and Chelsea.  Any other staff is welcome.
What:  Staff meeting
Where:  Meeting room
When:  Sunday afternoon

Professor Wilhelm Reinbach was seated in his high, comfortable chair waiting for his associates, hunched over the table with his hands steepled.  In front of him were meticulously organaized sheets of data, a couple dozen pocket-sized devices, and several photographs of the guard who had died last Friday.  It was quite a bother funding janitorial service that didn't get squeamish about such things.

Hanamori, he reflected.  It wasn't the first time the girl had caused damage to the staff, though at other times it had been more favorable.  It was lucky that the new devices being worked on to keep the projects in line had just been finished.  Still, he wondered if he should have just strangled the girl while she was in a coma from the drugs.  She was right there, and no matter how powerful she was awake, asleep her air supply would have been cut off just like anyone else's.  The guard who died was fairly popular among his peers, surely there would have been someone who would be able to take the fall for her death.

She was well past causing any fatalities like the previous project lead's, Dr. Aomori's.  Those were the good kind.  At least he benefited from those.

Still, it wouldn't do.  Hanamori was valuable for data alone, and losing any Project unless absolutely unavoidable was out of the question.  Perhaps Dr. Blackmore could use her as a thesis; no doubt she'd find it fascinating to demonstrate the effects of giving a dangerous psychopath too much power.

The watch beeped 2:00.  Wilhelm sat up straight, cold eyes looking towards the door, waiting for his coworkers to start the meeting.

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Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Mahler (dr_mahler)
Posted at: May 21st, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
dressed up

Gertrude made her way to meeting room with the latest data reports for all of the Projects. The meeting was most likely due to Hanamori's most recent escapade. The girl was dangerous, which is what she was designed for, but she was rather infuriating in her choices of targets. Clean-up wasn't easy either.

She took a deep breath and entered the room, nodding to Wilhelm. Her heart beat faster for a moment when she looked at him, but she pushed it down despite that annoying little voice in her head telling her to give him a quick kiss - or two, or three - before anyone else came into the room. That would be a bad idea.

"Good afternoon, Dr. Reinbach," she said softly.

Posted by: Chelsea Blackmore (c_blackmore)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)

Of course it would be a bad idea. Chelsea was genetically programmed to show up at the most inopportune of moments, and so she did. She walked into Wilhelm's office seconds after Gertrude did, carrying a thick sheaf of papers.

"Good afternoon, Gertrude, Wilhelm," she said, nodding. She placed the stack of paper on Wilhelm's desk cerefully, and gestured towards it. "Saki's psych reports and analysis of the last psychotherapy session she actually agreed to do," she said by way of introduction. "As you asked. Although it was rather difficult to get the data; when I do manage to get her in my office, usually all she'll say is 'Sakura told me to do it' or 'I know I'm losing my mind. It's fun.'"

She shuddered at the memory.

Posted by: Professor Wilhelm Reinbach (profreinbach)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)

Wilhelm had been trained enough to read minute changes in body language to have a general idea of what Dr. Mahler wanted, and allowed himself an enigmatic smile at her as he said hello. She was attractive, he thought, and more than intelligent and capable enough for his standards. Liked to try acting cold and analytical, but behind that facade, more interesting.

He began leaning in, but stopped himself in time when Dr. Blackmore entered.

"Good afternoon, Gertrude, Wilhelm," she said, nodding. She placed the stack of paper on Wilhelm's desk cerefully, and gestured towards it. "Saki's psych reports and analysis of the last psychotherapy session she actually agreed to do," she said by way of introduction. "As you asked. Although it was rather difficult to get the data; when I do manage to get her in my office, usually all she'll say is 'Sakura told me to do it' or 'I know I'm losing my mind. It's fun.'"

The whole obsession with Sakura was strange to Wilhelm. She was widely considered a failed experiment and no longer of any consequence. The other subjects had not latched onto her memory like Saki did. As for the other phrasing, that would just be Hanamori's attempt at seeming frightening.

"There are other ways to understand what she's thinking, and it's worth looking into some things. I suspect that since Sakura is no longer with us, it could be Hanamori's attempt to identify with someone who escaped. In a fashion. It's an interesting lead to investigate, but we should not let it detract too much attention from some of the other subjects."

Wilhelm motioned to the devices. "Our first order of business: a new security measure." The machines themselves were small, compact black boxes with a few switches and a small speaker. "They produce a frequency that interacts with the project's endocrine system, temporarily halting the use of their powers, and constructed similarly to the black boxes found on aircraft. I wish to have all the handlers and staff equipped with these, making containment easier."

"There may be small side effects, but the major ones have been ironed out. Dr. Blackmore was not here yet on the initial tests, but Dr. Mahler, you have of course recorded the more undesired results from the initial testing phase and will be able to give us some information on the results of the newer model."

Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Mahler (dr_mahler)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)

Good thing she'd decided against kissing. Chelsea...always had interesting timing. At least she got a bit of a smile out of him.

She glanced at the devices. Useful things, those, even if they, like everything in the world, were not perfect. "There may be small side effects, but the major ones have been ironed out. Dr. Blackmore was not here yet on the initial tests, but Dr. Mahler, you have of course recorded the more undesired results from the initial testing phase and will be able to give us some information on the results of the newer model."

Gertrude nodded and opened one of the folders, handing copies of two set of data to Wilhelm and Chelsea. "The first packet details side effects of the first trial run. Most notable was a sharp drop in blood glucose levels for some subjects. Mainly the one's with smaller builds. The new devices have caused slight drops, but nothing as problematic. A few other minor side effects are there, but nothing that outweighs the usefulness of the devices."

Posted by: Chelsea Blackmore (c_blackmore)
Posted at: May 24th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)

"There are other ways to understand what she's thinking, and it's worth looking into some things. I suspect that since Sakura is no longer with us, it could be Hanamori's attempt to identify with someone who escaped. In a fashion. It's an interesting lead to investigate, but we should not let it detract too much attention from some of the other subjects."

"Wilhelm, you shouldn't underestimate this." Chelsea said, frowning slightly. "I fully intend to look into it more, and you'll excuse me for saying this but I think that Saki needs the attention more than the others." she paused momentarily. "The others are at least, for the most part, as well-adjusted as can be expected."

She looked down at the sheets Gertrude had just handed her. "Well, I'm glad that we've managed to come up with something like this...hopefully it'll stop events like that guard's death last Friday. What's the probability of immunity occuring from overuse? And, do we have an approximate range for effectiveness?"

Posted by: Professor Wilhelm Reinbach (profreinbach)
Posted at: May 27th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)

Wilhelm brought his head down a bit, steepling his fingers on his forehead, and looked directly at Chelsea. "While she is certainly the most problematic one in the facilities, you must remember that in a delicate project such as this, there are many things that could go wrong, and keeping focus on the most obvious threat tends to let the others grow." Regardless, she did have a point. Wilhelm regained his authoritative composure. "I would say in that case you should see her more often, see if you can make a breakthrough. It may be a good idea to isolate her from the others to make her more willing to talk with somebody. It seems now is a good time to go over the current physical and psychological status of all of the projects."

"As for the immunity issue, unlike previous means, this works entirely on the chemicals artificially put into their systems. The probability of immunity occuring is virtually none." Wilhelm motioned to a dial on one of the Dampeners. "Range can be controlled for anywhere from a 5-foot to a 75-foot radius."

Posted by: Chelsea Blackmore (c_blackmore)
Posted at: May 30th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)

"...It may be a good idea to isolate her from the others to make her more willing to talk with somebody..."

Chelsea frowned. "What, and have her kill whoever she sees in revenge? We don't need that." She shook her head. "Remove Saki from human contact and you remove the tiny bit of humanity still left in her. It's happened before."

She stood up a little straighter. "I do agree that we should look at the status of all the projects as a whole, though. It's been a while since we got data like that and the results could be interesting, what with the more intensive training we've been giving them lately. Should be interesting to see how that's going."

Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Mahler (dr_mahler)
Posted at: June 7th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)

Gertrude was just happy she didn't generally have to come into close contact with Saki. Or most of the others, for that matter. Most, if not all, of them made her nervous, and nervous had always meant more pills. Now? She was trying to cut back, as both Chelsea and Wilhelm wanted her to do do so. Even if it did make her have more...Trudy...impulses around him.

In circumstances not related to business, that might not be such a bad thing. Gertrude blinked as she realized just how far into Trudy territory her mind was starting to wander. She flushed slightly and sat up straighter.

"I do agree that we should look at the status of all the projects as a whole, though. It's been a while since we got data like that and the results could be interesting, what with the more intensive training we've been giving them lately. Should be interesting to see how that's going."

She nodded. "It should indeed." Her glanced flickered to Wilhelm for a moment, then back to her papers.

Posted by: Professor Wilhelm Reinbach (profreinbach)
Posted at: June 25th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)

Wilhelm sat up straight in his seat and put his hands on the table. "It sounds like the best course of action. We will keep Hanamori under heavy surveillance, with armed escorts at all times. If there are any violent impulses towards anyone in the facility, the girl has succeeded in having a compound-specific signal in the facilities communicators: they'll alert the guards. The Dampeners will be the first line of defense."

"Dr. Mahler and Dr. Blackmore, aside from watching Hanamori the next goal should be assessing our subjects' status, as it has been long. I want you two to work together to get accurate assessments and rate the threats they may or may not pose. If there are no more questions, our meeting is dismissed." Wilhelm's eyes met Gertrude's. The fact that she was normally so cold and he was able to get as much a reaction as he did around her was something he found intriguing, and it had been a while since he had thrown himself into anything but his work. "Dr. Mahler, there were a few findings that came across as unusual in your last report. I'll need to discuss these with you, if you'll stay."

((Sorry this took forever))

Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Mahler (dr_mahler)
Posted at: July 9th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
dressed up

Gertrude nodded at Wilhelm's suggestions. "I believe that is the best course of action."

"Dr. Mahler and Dr. Blackmore, aside from watching Hanamori the next goal should be assessing our subjects' status, as it has been long. I want you two to work together to get accurate assessments and rate the threats they may or may not pose. If there are no more questions, our meeting is dismissed."

She nodded and was about to stand when his eyes met hers. She was a little surprised that there was something else he had to say that concerned just her, but she was secretly glad that she would be a lone with him. Even if it was only business related.

"Very well then," she said. "I will stay."

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