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 [ † ] A pair of deep virescent irises stare directly ahead into a large wallside mirror, fingers brushing very, very carefully down the sides of a bristled face. Quietly, the man shuffles to the side, inspecting the area with meticulous care. Bare shoulders lift as a well-muscled arm comes up to run powerful fingers around the length of his square jawline, holding aloft one of his smaller bayonets which he was using as a razor blade. 

A slow, steady hand runs the edge of the silver knife against the hair under his lip until the skin is perfectly bare, following up with a close line to his chin. There's a pause in his movement quite suddenly when he moves to the chin and he leans closer to the mirror, having nicked himself out of mild surprise. [ † ]

Whit....es thaet?

[ † ] Using his thumb and forefinger his face is tilted at an angle to show graying hairs lining his chin, a number also lining his side burns. He seems a little alarmed, but doesn't say anything, making a quick decision. [ † ]

E-ef thaet's goin' tae be how et es...

[ † ] A downward sweep and rather than simply trim his beard as he'd previously planned the paste of shaving cream is applied to the entire area before the feed times out. [ † ]


[ ooc: Okay, okay. Took me long enough, I know. Basically, Anderson has been aging while he's been in Discedo due to the suppression of his regenerative powers. So he shaved it all off. : > At least, all his facial hair. Poor Scotsman. Also, this is sort of back-dated to the 5th.]

[video]

Date: 2010-07-10 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
...Alexander. [her tone carries faint amusement.]

It seems your device has betrayed you again.

[video]

Date: 2010-07-10 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Image

[He gives a start as he just puts the finishing touches, scraping the blade clean.]

O'...

[video]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Ah... please, don't cut yourself. Did I startle you?

[Video]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
[Completely clean-shaven now.

Well, he has to be, just a little.]

Maybe ae leetle...Noothin' ah canna handle.

[Video]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
I would be a very guilty woman if I were to put more scars on your face, Father.

[Video]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
[Presses a thumb into the nick he'd made earlier, then.]

A-ah et's nae sae bad....Ah'm fine, reallieh.

[Video][locked to Father Anderson]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
[a small smile and a brief pause.]

You are aging, Alexander.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
...Et woul' seem so.

[She never missed a beat, this one. So it was really so obvious then? He hadn't thought that the aging process would be accelerated by the suppression of his powers.]

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Your chip.

[she lifts a hand, palm outward, the butterfly tattoo plainly visible.]

I know it's location and have the skills necessary to remove it, should you choose to allow me.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
. . .

[That which had been inserted inside him? Yes...He...Knew it was necessary, but there was a part of him that....Almost wanted to say 'no'.]

Ah ken that....Lillieh. Ah....

Dinna want tae becoom ae monster.

[He'd forgotten what it was like to be fully...Human. It had been so long...]

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
[her look becomes very solemn. perhaps even intense.]

I would not permit you to become any less a man than you are, Alexander.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Boot thaer are people ah have tae protect.

[And he wouldn't be selfish, even if that meant sacrificing a part of his own happiness.]

A-ah...

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
I will take care of you, until you are well again and in full control over yourself.

[a small smile, but reassuring. strong.]

I am no helpless woman. You are not alone as a Warrior of God amongst man, Father.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Y-ye're verieh kind...

Ah have tae do thaes...Fer Maxwell's sake.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
As long as that is your motivation, I have every faith in your human heart. And so should you.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
[She was right, of course.]

Thaen ah won't hesitate.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
I will make the preparations.

...If you are concerned with your self-control, we will remain at the hospital until you are confident enough to return to the church, hm?

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Thaet woul' be best.

Thank ye Lilieh...

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Please. Don't mention it.

I will rest easier knowing Discedo has one more Sheppard amongst its flock.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Ef ah dinna ken better ye're ae Saint yerself.
Edited Date: 2010-07-10 07:57 am (UTC)

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
[that elicits a laugh... and she smiles warmly.]

Here and now, I'm happy to say I am merely a woman.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
Ah think ah ken why thaet Nightrood fancies ye sae mooch.

[Video; Locked.] 1/2

Date: 2010-07-10 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Ah... [she looks... surprised. ...and perhaps faintly more red in the cheeks.]

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Please rest well, and make any arrangements before I summon you.

[Video; Locked.]

Date: 2010-07-10 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacifyinghand.livejournal.com
Take care, Father. [and she shuts off her device to prepare.]

Date: 2010-07-10 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
Is...everything all right, Father?

Date: 2010-07-10 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
....

[He blinks, taking a moment to try and pinpoint who exactly...]

Ye seem ae lettle familiar, boot forgive mae ah dinna think ah've e'er had th' pleasure.

Date: 2010-07-11 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
Ah. Forgive me. It seems I have been remiss.

I am Cardinal Caterina Sforza, Duchess of Milan, and sister to His Holiness, Pope Alessandro.

Date: 2010-07-11 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
...A-a....! T-thaet es...!

[Quickly scrambling for his cassock as he holds the device, clearly flustered.]

N-nae, ah! Y-yer Eminence! Forgive mae indecency!

[He stands at attention, having become comfortable enough to where he was not used to having any clerical authority above the Archbishop's since he's been here. His Holiness was a sweet lad, but he wasn't much for commanding a presence like Maxwell did.]

Date: 2010-07-11 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
Accidents happen, Father. Please forgive my intrusion.

[She's stumbled upon Father Nightroad in much less. Not that she's looking!]

I can call upon you at a later time, when it is more convenient. I just wanted to thank you for the encouragement that you have given my--His Holiness--my brother. His is a high calling, but he is still so young, and I can only teach him so much on my own.

Date: 2010-07-11 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
...Aiye....E-et was disrespectful..Pleas' forgive mae.

[A small cough of embarrassment, though he recovers quickly.]

A-aless....A-ah mean...H-his Holiness talks abou' ye often, Yer Eminence....Ah'm verieh honored tae meet ye. Ah apologize et's nae under moore...Suitable conditions.

[A short pause.]

Thaer's nae need tae thank mae, ah am...merelieh...ae simple clergyman.

Boot ah will do mae best tae protect him, sae ye needn't worrieh!

Th' Lord Guide ahn Protect him. Amen.

Date: 2010-07-11 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
Amen.

It is forgiven and forgotten, Father. Think nothing of it.

I know you're just doing your duty. I'm sure it will be credited to you in Eternity.

I feel I owe you something of an apology for not being more visible in the community. I have been shutting myself away in prayer and meditation, but that is no excuse to neglect those who serve alongside me.

Date: 2010-07-11 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanctus-cineris.livejournal.com
..Nae ae reason to be ashamed fer yer devoutness, Yer Eminence. Ah understand thaet et's difficult tae accept oor surroundings at times. Boot ef ye shoul' ever need ahn ear, ah'll be here.

Date: 2010-07-11 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
I appreciate it, Father. We shall have to talk more, in the future, as duty permits.

Date: 2010-07-11 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stray-cardinal.livejournal.com
Very well.

I shall...leave you to your business.

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