Just a little bit

After weeks of testing, Lacrima tries the newest incarnation of Tarnished's mood enhancers! Finally, Lacrima can join her friends in eating and drinking certain things that she will regret later!

Date: 2018-11-22
Pose Count: 12
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 00:34:42 100746
Tarnished had been doing a LOT of experiments. Bringing Lacrima in, making her eat things, so on and so forth. To... mixed results. Sometimes it might work well, sometimes it did nothing. But hey, Tarnished SEEMED happy with the results, at least. Which was why she invited Lacrima into the medical office, calling her in special.

Tarnished was waiting in the medical room, in a lab coat, sitting back with a clipboard in front of her and a... strange.... covered tray in front of her. Awaiting the appearance of the young vampire.
Lacrima 2018-11-22 00:42:08 100747
Lacrima could eat pretty much anything. If it tasted good was something else entirely. Part of being a horrid nightmare abomination usually meant being able to stuff anything into your mouth and process it in 'some' form.

"I'm here." said Lacrima softly with a dull sigh. She was wearing a black t-shirt, and blue jeans. Boring, casual clothes. She did eye the tray as she had herself a seat on the usual doctor's office patient bench there.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 01:19:57 100749
Tarnished nodded and then got to her feet. "Now, studying what I've learned, I... think I've come up with some... helpful aids," she said calmly as she put on her safety gloves. "Your case is unique. Incredibly unique. I've been studying how to create emotions and feelings similar to that of normal people. It hasn't been easy but... well..." She glanced to Lacrima. "What happened to you is horrible. You never deserved any of this, in the slightest fashion. And while I cannot cure it, though trust me I am devoting as many resources as I can to aiding Takashi with his efforts in this," As if on cue, a phone-youma ran by and Tarnished looked... annoyed. "Despite the fact I do not WANT to work with him," she said through gritted teeth.

"You are an innocent, and deserve the best we can do. As such, I may... be able to relieve some of the suffering you've been through. Normal medications and the like can't affect you, but..." She lifted the cloth covering, revealing a number of little bite sized... things. and a large mug of dark colored beverage. "Start with this one," she said. "Please eat it, as a normal person would. If I... am correct, it should taste creamy and smooth. As well as inspire feelings of warmth and a numbing happiness. Similiar to that of chocolate in a normal person."

She was silent for a moment. "I cannot guarantee any of these will work. But... at the very least, they should open more paths, and serve as mood aiders during darker times." Tarnished couldn't help holding her breath. She'd had a few successes, a lot of hiccups. She wanted to help this girl. But she didn't even know if she COULD. But... she had to try... She couldn't not.
Lacrima 2018-11-22 01:29:08 100750
Lacrima looks at Tarnished a bit cluelessly as Tarnished speaks, as she blinks. She looks back down at herself, then back up at Tarnished. "I've more or less accepted I won't have a body again, if that's what you mean." she says softly. "I mean. A normal human body." she says. She's assuming that's what Tarnished is speaking about.

She gently eyes the various objects as she blinks as she hears the word 'feeling'. She eyes Tarnished. "You know I can feel things, right?" she asks. "I mean I have for maybe almost a year-- but.. I mean." she says. "I'm sure my circumstances aren't common, with the... whole miracle unicorn tear and all." she says as she looks back to the tray as the items are unveiled. She blinks.

"Is that... dark energy chocolate?" she asks, like she's intensely familiar with this, as she gently sniffs it before she shrugs and pops it into her mouth and begins to eat it like she might normally.

Smooth... yes. Creamy... yes...... that's normal.

Okay, she can feel a little pang of happiness. It's an odd feeling. Like... artifical.. sweetner happiness maybe to her, but.. it's there?

"I think it's working..." she says softly. "I mean it tastes...like chocolate? And a little pang of happiness.. I guess!" she says, soft smile.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 01:32:54 100751
Tarnished nodded. "I am aware. But there's currently no medications that for for you and... this is the first step to getting that. And I'd rather you have access to things like that and not need it, than need it and not have it. Even I resort to using medications to aid my mood from time to time," she said, before motioning towards the bottle.

"This one, drink slowly. Do NOT guzzle it. If I am correct, It'll have an effect on you similiar to alcohol. It should be warm, burn a little bit, and make everything feel.... dull. Negative and positive. It may also affect your judgment. I do not know how strong it will be, so remember to be slow. This one is more... well. If ever anyone needed a drink, you do," she said with a sigh.

"Remember. Careful."
Lacrima 2018-11-22 01:38:49 100752
Lacrima listens to Tarnished with a series of nods, as she says. "Well me and others, like I said." she says with a series of nods. "But thank you. It would be nice to kind of... have happiness on tap. Though I do take some of Mamoru-kun's rose honey daily. That helps me." she says.

She blinks though when Tarnished says that 'this is alcohol' with the qualifier 'will actually work like alcohol on you'. She blinks a bit as she looks down to it....

Visions of Usagi diving in the way of a hangover cure... of Jadeite taking it.... of transformations and way way too over dramatic happenings during a hangover all flash past her mental landscape as she bluntly says...

"I uh...." she says. "I'm not sure... about that..." she says. "....it won't leave me with a --- uh. 'Hangover'. This little?" she asks curiously. She hasn't swallowed any yet.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 01:45:40 100753
Tarnished shook her head. "I... do not believe so. It would likely wear off. It's not ACTUALLY alcohol." In fact, it tasted and smelled vaguelly of dusk fruit. "It's possible your body would react in a painful way to when your senses return. But the primary thing about alcohol is that it is a toxin, designed to dull one's senses. This should, at least, do that."

She was silent for a moment, then... "It should also aid in the event you get wounded and... there is a lot of pain. At least, in emergency's, as carrying enough of it around, once we get the measurements down, shouldn't be difficult. If you do not feel comfortable with it, however, you do not need to drink it."
Lacrima 2018-11-22 02:02:29 100754
Lacrima seems to shake back from her reverie of the chaos from the other night, as she eyes the drink. She looks back up and shrugs. "I guess it won't hurt to try it right here..." this is a doctor's office after all. It's not like if this effects her too strongly she'll randomly stagger out and hit on the nearest cute girl in a drunken stupor right?

She begins to drink it as the thought 'wait, what if I 'dusk step' out of here and hit on the nearest cute girl!?' as her eyes go wide as she coughs a little bit, both-- at that thought and the taste as she drawns it back.

Okay that one is making her head swim a bit. She at least didn't drink all of it. Or too fast. She blinks a bit and rubs her eyes. "Yeah-- yeah okay." she says as she closes her eyes and blinks a little too hard.

"Yeah..." she says. "Numb.. strange."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 02:10:09 100755
Tarnished nodded and looked at her clipboard. "There's no need to be nervous, Lacrima. You are in safe hands. I probably have the single most knowledge of your condition, aside from MAYBE Takashi. On top of that, my empathic abilities allow me to sense how you feel. If you start to get out of control, I'll stop you. Now." She reached out to take the glass.

"How do you feel? Any nausea? Any pain?" she was an empath, so she could probably tell but... She wanted Lacrima to focus on those feelings. "I'm going to tell you some words, and I want you to focus on the first feeling that comes to mind. Okay?"






And so it continued for a while... As tarnished logged things. Then... held out a new paper. "Please fill this out as bast you can." It was... weird... math problems and things. Ones lacrima had done before, in another test. When she was sober.
Lacrima 2018-11-22 02:40:27 100756
Lacrima takes another sip of the drink, as she shakes it off and winces a bit as she places the glass down. She feels weird. swimmy... a little distant but a little close all at once. She settles down and nod. "R..right." she says. Yup. Nervous. She takes a deep breath thought. "Yes, please tell me words so I can hear them." she says bluntly. Like this is a regular thing to say.

....Yes the alcohol is doing it's work...

"Um... water...." she says. "Um... Street?...." relatively neutral responses mentally, home? She begins feeling sad. Really sad. "Um... h--hahouse?" she says. House.

Bat? "Baseball! Wait..no Cave. The answer is definitely cave." she says. This isn't even THOSE KIND OF QUESTIONS LACRIMA.

Ariel. Blushy happy feelings... "...Sh..sherbet!" then a huff! "Um.. Cute. Love...!" she stammers. "Cute! For sure." she insists.

Well. Those sure we're answers.

She does eye the math questions. It takes her a little longer than usual. The simpler ones she gets right, but the more complicated ones-- wrong. Forgetting to round a number up... or down... or doing math in the wrong order.. small mistakes like that.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-11-22 02:49:24 100757
Tarnished nodded and then, reached out... And gently put a hand on Lacrima's forehead. It was soft. Warm. And if Lacrima thought about it, the first time Tarnished actually *touched* her. "Good. Hum... Okay. Good," she said, pulling her hand back. "This seems to be having the desired effect. It will pass through your system. I won't make you think any more for a bit, okay? I want you to lay down and close your eyes and take a little nap. When you feel your head clear, you are free to go. I do, however, have one last treat for you, when you leave," she said with a small smile.

She motioned to the last thing on the platter. A sucker? Dusk fruit. "It should have a calming, relaxing feeling on you. I hope you enjoy it. I'll be studying this file and have some samples of these products delivered to your home. I feel I can trust you to not over-indulge and, if you require more, please let me know. Take a nice nap now, okay Lacrima?"

If the girl gave no objections, she'd even walk out of the room and let her relax in the dark room, just a little light from the door. Welp. Lacrima could get drunk now, at least.
Lacrima 2018-11-22 02:55:02 100758
Lacrima makes wide eyes at Tarnished. Her eyes go crosseyed when she touches her forehead and then she huffs a bit. "Laying down sounds good right now." she says as she begins to fall over with a thump onto the bench she's sitting on slowly until she does.

"I'll.. have that. When my head isn't swimming." she says. "I think it's doing...."

"The backstroke." she says with a short little giggle--- before she just closes her eyes and ughs...

Oh god this is going to be such a bad idea. She'll need to keep that stuff under a lock with the rose honey.