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Hope things are going well with you. Still in some Turkish colony?

I ran into R the other day. He had a rough week. New job - some kind of physical thing? He didn't say. Looked dead on his feet and a bit hungover. We had dinner, and the shower definitely seemed to help. I think he wasn't expecting I'd want to ... I don't know. Help? Not your thing about worrying what he'd have to pay but more of a - like if he'd be welcome.

Also, not vampire. Did not shy from garlic, talk about women, or gain Transylvanian accent. Neck un-nibbled.

Seriously, I'm being careful. He seems like he's less cautious than I am. Weird thought? Or I guess not. I kind of get fretting about change. If the change would be a good one. If I could get the old thing back again. I'm not sure R knows if he has a thing to start with.

I seem to have a cold. There's a clinic in town, so I think I'll head down there. The school nurse is kind of imposing and she'd do that anyways. Also could get some shopping done. I told myself if I got all my accounting work done early, I could buy a book.

Please don't be in the paper? Or at least, not arrested.


Date: 2016-05-12 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] etre_libre
Of course he's being a good citizen. It's reached pretty terrible levels as Combeferre has seen it, and he's been dealing with some form or other of the latest virus for a while now. It's pretty awful, the number of people who've been showing up, and he's definitely wearing a mask when he turns around to greet the next patient coming through there with a little nod, his brow furrowing a bit.

"Flu symptoms? It's the WORST this year. You want to come on back?"

Date: 2016-05-12 10:32 pm (UTC)
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"Sounds like a pain to me." Combeferre wrinkles his nose a little there, waving him over to a table. "I'm Combeferre." he explains,with a little nod. "And I know the feeling. Half my class has been in and out too. Luckily, I've managed to avoid it. And you walked down here?" He adds, frowning deeply at that, and it's not because of his glasses.

"Were you okay to do that? Do you need anything for a ride back? I can lend it to you or give you one myself."

Date: 2016-05-12 11:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] etre_libre
"Ah, all the reason in the world, then." Combeferre grins, accepting that reason as something he's likely to do. Sure, James won't see it behind the mask, but it does show around his eyes anyway.

"Sounds like a fantastic motivation plan to me. Let's get a look and a swab and I can have you on your way out soon, hopefully with some good news, how's that?"

Date: 2016-05-13 12:17 am (UTC)
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"I'd probably recommend not pushing yourself." Combeferre frowns, leaning in to get a listen to his breathing there. "You're definitely congested." It sounds moderately bad. Not hospital bad, maybe, but definitely not out and about fantastic either. As far as the mention of the aspirin goes, he's raising an eyebrow at that. "Your own supply IS a good idea, but really? Completely out? I knew this thing was hitting hard, but wow."

It's got him a little worried about the hospital itself and some of the other medicines there. The anti-emetics, especially. It's worth calling in to see if they need anything in the way of resupply before his next shift, he decides. "I can send you home with something to get you started anyway. Are you eating and drinking okay?"

McGinty. The name's familiar though offhand, he's not quite sure why. Maybe that'll come to him. He can't quite put his finger on it, but...

Date: 2016-05-13 12:59 am (UTC)
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"There's a good start." Combeferre nods. "Especially for your voice. It HAS picked up this semester hasn't it? I think half of my law friends are hitting brick walls right about now." He adds, making a little face there.

"And, as much as you can. I'm not sure what you have in way of cooking facilities. I know a lot of the housing here doesn't feature it. We're in sort of a cafes and grabbing things mode here, but even then there are some options. As far as being chased around?" Combeferre laughs, rolling his eyes a little.

"What can I say, I found someone to pawn one of them off on when I can't make sure he isn't going to run off and do stupid things, which is a blessing, my OTHER best friend is still crazy but he takes that out mostly on himself and on his would be editors, our other friends are mostly normal. Joly, the other fellow here sometimes, was 'dying' again last week but he got better when we switched topics..." Everyone else is mostly okay. Aside the matter of Grantaire. Combeferre doesn't know him WELL but.

"There IS another matter but it's...strange. One of our friends who isn't quite as well connected as the rest of us has been incredibly strange lately. Vanished for a while and came back a little quieter than he used to be. We aren't close and I don't understand him as it is but...I AM a bit worried still. Of course, the less he says the less fighting there is at meetings so..."

Date: 2016-05-13 02:24 am (UTC)
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"That's good. That'll definitely see you through." Combeferre nods, pleased. "Glad to hear some of them are equipped decently. I was at the Polytechnique part of a semester, before we had our...mutual consensus that I was not exactly army engineer material, and the best thing to do would be for them to let me go. There was nothing in place for cooking there." He shakes his head, clearing the memory, which is still sort of bizarre to him, away.

And then his eyes are widening slightly. "That would be Grantaire's case near exactly. Joly's mentioned it a few times, being worried about him, but we haven't found SUFFICIENT cause to really grill him. Plus I doubt he'd say. Must be quite a job. I don't know if I approve."

Date: 2016-05-13 03:34 am (UTC)
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"Failure at staying alive?" Combeferre blinked at that. "I hope not, yeah. That would be a bad thing." Economically, when he considered it, it DID make sort of weird sense. Sort of, anyway. In the way that most of the time, people didn't end up at the hospital until it was either almost too late, or definitely too late.

"The clinic's supposed to be kind of a bridge between healthy and dying." He explained. "I mean, when people don't think they need to go in through any of the bigger hospitals, or have something they need to take care of that'd mean they'd wait around for hours. We started having a lot of back ups for problems that were serious enough to need a doctor, but not immediately life threatening and this...seemed like an okay compromise. I'd like to find a few more people to run it. I'm sorry my supervisor can't come sometimes. He's very very good. But he's running pediatric surgery, so it makes sense. "

Still. It'd be nice to get more than him and Joly. Advertising for people didn't tend to do much. And then James is jumping and Combeferre's raising an eyebrow.

"So we have people in common. Thanks for keeping an eye on him last night. It's...kind of strained at the moment. I can let the others know it's serious now, give him a call myself but I suspect there are a few others he'd rather see... This should just take a second to run the check on...Let's hope it's not the flu. I'll cross my fingers."

Date: 2016-05-13 04:10 am (UTC)
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"I can get you there quick enough." Combeferre considers. "I can't leave myself for another hour or so, but I DO have a couple people who're around who really wouldn't mind. Bahorel's normal and not an axe murderer, despite your first impressions of the guy. And he's literally not doing anything right now." He'd spotted him at the Corinthe on the way in, and he hadn't been drinking today so there's an option. "Or we could always go the route of me calling you a cab if that feels safe." He'd say Grantaire and get a stealth look at him but he's probably going to be more secretive than ever since James knows about his injuries now.

"And I'm glad about Grantaire. He could use that. It's a little...odd with some of us right now. Strained, you know?"

Date: 2016-05-13 11:39 pm (UTC)
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"That should work" Combeferre grins. "I can let the axe murderer know right away. He really IS delightful. In this sort of watching from a horrified distance and being awed when he finishes doing something sort of way. And always there, on top of it. He's also a friend of R's so you've got that in common."

The strain's been WEIRD, he isn't going to deny THAT any. "Oh he hasn't FOUGHT with anyone exactly. Just that he and Enjolras rub each other completely the wrong way. It makes things a bit...messy." To say the very least.


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