Alex knocks softly against the sound booth door after double checking the “on air” sign is off. They could definitely live without a warning from Station Management… If it gave warnings. The intern stands just outside the door for a few seconds, their right leg jiggling nervously. Both hands are stuffed into jean pockets. When the seconds have slipped away into the abyss, Alex opens the door and finds Cecil.
The intern curls their lips inwards and looks away. The right leg is back to wiggling again.
"So I was out at the Green Market and I found these.”
They hold out their hand.
"They’re supposedly coffee candies. I know Station Management restricted your diet but these aren’t bad. Just a few pick me ups you know?" Alex shoots him a nervous smile, their arm outstretched in offering.
Look at that! My heart is swelling, Tumblrs! And for the first time I can admit that it has nothing to do with infatuation or an excess blood production! This is solely an adoration swell. Don’t call an ambulance.
No, really, don’t. They won’t come.
Thank you, Alex! This kind of thoughtfulness is bound to take you places!- Hopefully not too far away… there is still work to be done… We should all get back to working or not working, or doing whatever it is we do. I’ll keep these handy though.
That’s great news!
I’ll leave an inquary for Intern Chrissy ( chillintheair ) and see if we can’t get some funds coming your way to help you care for the animals. While I’m contractually obligated to admit NVCR takes no responsibility what-so-ever for the existence of these creatures or the bodily harm they may cause you or Alex, you have my personal support in your endeavor. Do be careful.
It’s extremely lucky that Khoshekh, Raring, and Upsal are so amiable. We can’t count on everything being that way though! There’s bound to be something not-so-nice in the station. (
Just look at management!)
You’re probably not seeing things! I mean, maybe you are, maybe we all are, but it’s probably not that snake. I didn’t put it there myself, but there was a note carved into soap at the front desk for me today about it being left there. Maybe one of the other Interns had it relocated from another part of the station so that it would be easier for you to find? It’s probably gotten around that you’re good with animals! (
That might be my fault. It’s definitely my fault.)
Is it.. friendly at least?
It does make me feel better! I’ll give it a try and listen carefully for movement from the door Management lurks behind. I’ve gotten very good at diving under my desk recently. (Which is good because i was concerned with the recent Strex take-over that I would be too out of practice to stay alive! )
Listen Em, if you aren’t too busy, I think nvcrinterntayla could use some help in the break room. I know you’re in there a lot. Maybe you could give her a few pointers about the stain behind the coffee machine. (Was it in a better mood today?)
As much as I hate to pass on coffee. (I do. I really really do.) There’s been an influx of interns and you know how that bodes for my caffeine intake. After the last outburst, management has put me on a very strict and very monitored diet. I can have coffee again in exactly…. oh… 18 hours, 23 minutes, and 2 seconds.
Do make sure to ask the other interns though! I mean, how often do they get to have someone else bringing them coffee? It’s like a bloodless holiday!
because I miss interacting with this beautiful jerk. this is a tribute post.
Well there hasn’t been any recent invasion of creatures in the station, but there is that peculiar stain on the wall behind the coffee maker in the break room which may or may not be sentient! (The stain, not the break room. We know the break room is sentient.) It seems to be shifting as of late, as if breathing. As if… some tiny little heart beats somewhere under it’s tarnished plaster surface.
I’m sure, like your apartment, it also gets lonely.
It may be old, but you can tell by its disinterest in wandering, that it at least is a loyal thing of being. Perhaps you should consider paying it a visit and seeing if you can find some way to coerce it off the wall. nvcrintern-alex has all sorts of fun “coercing” gadgets over in the storage closet. They can probably help.
I hope you guys take on dragons, there’s a surprising lack of dragon friendly businesses around here….wonder why.
You found- Ah! *nervous laughter* I wonder how that got there… They might have been left for collateral sometime during Intern Monika’s occupancy of the supply closet. I wonder what happened to her? Last I remember, she mentioned something about supplies going missing and strange sounds like footsteps and… a smaller closet door within the closet. Hm…
Well anyway! Thanks a lot for editing these, Alex! I’ll make sure to find a better place to hide them until the day that I grow old and am slowly stripped of my sanity and then recycled to the earth. Keep up the good work!