: The assistant just needed a little push into helping so you decided to name the supposed head site. Casually you said the approval was needed from Dr. Kondraki who won't be in the building for much longer. Once the assistant heard the name they visibly stiffen. After a moment they tell you to wait and went to get the keys for you. Once back they tell you they have to come in with you for obvious reasons. It worked. Check the desk again? Check the terrarium cabinet? Check the file cabinet again?
Cain was glad that sometimes all it took was a name to get someone moving. Perhaps it wasn’t very wise to toss Kondraki’s name around but then again everybody was far too scared of his wrath to pester him about formalities and bureaucracy so Cain’s lie being exposed had a slim chance.
Anyways, having accessed the room Cain could finally search for what he needed. To look less suspicious he decided to go for the desk and then the file cabinet, as if he was actually looking for documents.
: Oh so you ~do~ know something about that? I guess there is some truth to that rumour after all. I didn't say the couch was chewed on but it did have some damage on it that wasn't normal...
This is a facility for anomalous subjects, of course the damage wasn’t normal.
: With the wheels turning in your head, you decide to come up with a plausible story for the assistant first. You'll keep your 'ace' for later if needed. Quickly you spin a story about some important information that was left behind by accident. And you were sent to retrieve it asap since the deadline was fast approaching and it still needed approval. They took in the story but looked slightly conflicted. Name the head site who is needed for approval? Use your 'ace'? Attempt to charm them instead?
They were on the path to believing Cain. Good. He named the doctor who ‘needed’ whatever was inside the office. Gotta stay low and polite.
If the assistant doesn’t buy it then Cain will use use his little ace. If it’s still in his pocket, that is.
: Settle down Caym. Everyone is an idiot in some way if you want to be diplomatic about it. So no need to get all hot about it. That's... a rather vague answer for that question. One might even wonder what you mean by that... (Considering who and what Iris dealt with before that doesn't surprise me. Abe most likely taught her well after all.)
Well, at least you’re self aware.
Listen. That couch was not my doing, ok? I am not a dog that chews things and destroys them…
: Oh Caym it's fine to stick up for yourself and being assertive when the situation calls for it. What I meant was, pardon my language, don't be a fucking asshole and start shit with others. They'll be less likely to accept you if you act like that. Nobody likes an asshole. Oh yes that reminds me I heard an interesting rumour about a couch being damaged in a fight in one of the breakroom? I don't suppose you hear anything about that... (Caym pls you would start shit with Iris)
I get that much. You think I’m an idiot!?
I… might have seen the couch. I might have not.
: Yes Cain is dependable in that regard. Ooh ok that makes more sense. I was going to say it'll be safer to let Cain use the scalpel if that was the case. Unless you like going on trips to the infirmary haha. The back area can be tricky to get to after all. Ah I thought you may have already. I'm sure if you treat them with the right courtesy and respect, they'll do the same for you.
I don’t like trips to the infirmary, nasty smell and too much questions.
Well, I have my own way of showing respect and courtesy. It doesn’t always work. You see, if someone starts shit I am not going to back down, I’m not a foot wiper like Cain.
: Yes, Cain appears to be quite trustworthy and cautious for things like that. But I don't think you can avoid the doctors forever though. A scalpel is required you say? Goodness you must be quite dexterous and flexible if you can remove it by yourself without hurting yourself. Hm? You met the other skips already? Well it may take some time for them to warm up or to get use to you. (Lol even better image, him using one of those. Caym the cat XD )
At least he can be unbiased when it comes to helping someone out, he’s useful like that. I know I can’t but I can always lengthen the period of not meeting them.
I don’t use a scalpel on myself, I’m not that clever. I do it with a butter knife or something like that, takes more time but at least I can’t cut myself. Sometimes I can pick at it with just a nail. Depends. It’s tricky.
Yes, I’ve met some of the others and it does seem like it’ll take a good while until they decide I’m not a foe.
: The assistant looked thoughtful for a moment after hearing your question. "You're referring to..." They made a gesture to the doctor's office. With a confirming nod from you, they continued "He was called out on some sort of an emergency from what I've heard. Not sure on the details but I have a feeling he won't be back for a while." The assistant put their PDA away. "Is there a certain reason why you need to to go in there 73?" They asked. Come up with a reason for them? Thank them and leave?
Cain decided to come up with a reason, the assistant didn’t know about his previous escapades so perhaps it is possible to create a little sob story. There was about an hour left if Cain remembered correctly. Not much if he’s going to be stuck sitting by the door. Cain did have a little ace up his sleeve but it was risky and he’d only use it in case of an emergency.
Oh, oh! Hello there little globby friend!
: Among other things as well from what I heard. Anyway. That's good that you're careful when removing the old carapace. It's probably better to ask for assistance though, less chance of possible bleeding that could turn severe. So who do you ask for that? My money is on Cain since he's a helpful sweetheart. (I'll admit that would be hilarious to see him randomly rubbing his back on stuff like a bear does. XD )
Eh, Cain is the only one whom I can trust with a scalpel in hand right now. I don’t want doctors fiddling with my body. As for the rest of the skips - I think they don’t like me. So that leaves Cain.