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memesock ([personal profile] memesock) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2012-07-07 12:27 am

Asylum Meme

Meme, Interrupted



"People ask, How did you get in there? What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up in there as well. I can't answer the real question. All I can tell them is, It's easy."



Well, you've really done it now. You're in a mental institution. Maybe it's a modern facility with a therapy garden, compassionate staff members, and a warm environment meant to help nurse people back to health, or maybe it's a glorified dungeon where the government shoves people they don't want to deal with and patients are abused by staff. Regardless of what it is, you're there, and it doesn't look like they're planning on letting you out any time soon.

Maybe you're actually not supposed to be there and you're trying to arrange for your release. Maybe you actually are meant to be there and you're struggling with your illness. Maybe you're not a patient at all and you're just there to visit or earn your paycheck. It's up to you.

Rules:

1. Post with your character's name, canon, and your preferences on the subject bar, and set up the situation.
2. Tag other people. Are you a visitor? A staff member? A fellow patient? A hallucination? It's your choice.
3. Have fun!

Blank comments will be deleted.
retrieverchef: worried (Default)

Eliot Spencer - Leverage

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-07 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's gonna kill whoever thought they were helping him by making him look insane. Seriously, he is going to kill them. Nightmares about what happened with Moreau, in North Korea, in Myanmar, and too many other countries to count didn't mean he had PTSD. And then some asshole had decided to slap on a few other diagnoses just for kicks as far as Eliot could tell. Which all leads to him here, in some drab, white building, drugged to the point he could barely think.]
rappelling: (pic#4064953)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-09 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Not I, said the thief. Parker thinks words like "insane" and "anti-social personality disorder" are for normal people, not people like them. Sometimes you had to be a little crazy to get the job done, there's nothing wrong with that.

Which is why Parker had stolen a spare uniform from one of the orderlies, why she'd lifted an ID badge from another, and a set of keys from a doctor. It's why she switched out Eliot's regular dose of sedative for a placebo, and why she's slipping into his locked room in the middle of the night. It's the first time she's seen him in a while, and she's really not sure what to expect]


Eliot?
retrieverchef: content (content)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-09 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Eliot blinks sluggishly as the question pulls him awake. Days of sedation have definitely taken a toll but he thinks he'll recover fairly quickly. This time.]

Parker? Is that you?
rappelling: (pic#4064938)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-09 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
It's me. [there's relief clear in her voice, she'd been worried he wouldn't be responsive at all. the fact he recognizes her from the get-go is a bonus] I'm here to steal you.

[And with that she turns on the torch she'd brought with her, not wanting to risk drawing attention by turning on the room's light.]
retrieverchef: smirk (smirk)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-09 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[He smiles. That's the best news he's heard in weeks.]

What are you waiting for, then? Let's go.
rappelling: (pic#)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-09 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Give me your wrist. [She tucks the torch under her arm and takes a wristband out of her pocket, planning to replace the one he would have been given with one she made herself. Eliot Spencer isn't allowed to leave the premises, 'Carl Jenkins' is.]

They'll think I'm taking you to a real hospital. [she'd had to come up with the plan on her own, they'd scattered after Eliot had been taken; Parker's the first to find him and she hadn't been able to contact anyone else]
retrieverchef: worried (ponytail)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-09 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[He gives her his wrist automatically. There aren't many people out there that he'd trust like this, but she's definitely one of the few. Even if there is something wrong with her.]

What? Parker, I don't need a hospital!

[Except he probably needs something. Detoxing from all the drugs they've kept him on is gonna be a bitch.]
rappelling: (pic#4064950)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-09 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[There, wristbands swapped and now she's opening the door and gesturing for him to stand up]

I said that's what they'll think. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors increase risk of hypertension, I was just informed that Carl Jenkins, that's you, has a history of heart disease and you need to be transported to a hospital immediately. [it sounds rehearsed, and there's an edge of tension in her voice because she has no idea if this will work. All she'd done is google dangerous side effects of the sort of drugs they'd be using at a mental asylum.] I'll really be taking you to one of my safe houses.
retrieverchef: ashamed (ashamed)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
[He sighs with relief as he stands and follows her to the door. Really, he should have known that she'd know he didn't need a hospital. Unfortunately, his mind is still just foggy enough that it twists things.]

Parker...
rappelling: (pic#4064944)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a wheelchair wating outside the door, back up incase Eliot had been too drugged up to walk and she's considering making him sit in it anyway, because it'll make the whole process go smoother. She's just wondering if she can convince him of that. Her mouth opens, about to try just that, but she stops when he says her name, looking at him worriedly]

What's wrong?
retrieverchef: worried (laugh)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[He smiles at her.]

Thanks.
rappelling: (pic#4064936)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[She grins back, resisting the urge to hug him (not really the time) in favour of nudging him towards the wheelchair]

This is what friends are for, right? Now sit down and try to look like Carl Jenkins while I get us out of here.
retrieverchef: ashamed (ashamed)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't need the wheelchair.

[He only mutters the sentiment and sits in the damn thing, glowering half-heartedly. It might be necessary to get out without someone trying to stop them but that doesn't mean he has to like it.]
rappelling: (pic#4064945)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
It's an important part of the disguise.

[She says it mostly to save wounding his pride any further, and then she's pushing him towards the exit, trying to do her best to look like this is totally what she's supposed to be doing. There's two orderlies at the reception desk and Parker whispers 'look nervous' to Eliot before moving away from him to go talk to them. There's a hushed conversation, Parker casting fake sympathetic glances in Eliot's direction until the orderlies nod and tell her to hurry up, the ambulance is waiting. Then she's back behind the chair, pushing it towards the exit]

Stealing Eliots is easy, I should do this more often.
retrieverchef: confused (confused)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[Truth be told, he doesn't have to pretend to be nervous. This is the riskiest part of her con. And, unlike Sophie, Parker's not a natural actress. And most of these people have seen him under his real name. But she's back pretty quickly and they're leaving, so apparently everything went okay.]

This better not happen very often. Whoever had the brilliant idea to land me here is dead. They just don't know it yet.
rappelling: (pic#4143737)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[If it didn't work, she'd just have tazed them and told Eliot to run, but luck was on their side]

Moreau. Nate said he was getting you out of the way first, because you know how he works. Nate made us split up.

[There really is an ambulance waiting, a little away from where they are, but Parker stops just outside the door and puts a hand on Eliot's arm] Let's walk the rest. [there's also a plain black sedan parked in the Emergency Parking area in front of them; don't ask where she got it from]
retrieverchef: (pic#3780142)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[Eliot snarls when she mentions Moreau's name. It fades quickly, followed by guilt and shame. This is all his fault. He'd brought this onto the rest of the team.]

I should have known he wouldn't just let me go forever. I'm surprised he left me alone this long. I'm sorry I brought y'all into this.
rappelling: (pic#4064941)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Parker just - blinks at him, confused] We all helped take him down, it's not your fault.

[They can argue about it more once they're in the car; Parker opens the passanger side door for Eliot, then slips around to the driver's side. She knows Sophie banned her from driving, but Sophie isn't here, so Eliot will just have to deal with it.]
retrieverchef: ashamed (ashamed)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[He slides into the passenger seat and gives her a sideways glance.]

You're driving. Didn't Sophie ban you from ever driving again?

[He sighs heavily and runs a hand down his face.] You don't understand, Parker. This isn't just about San Lorenzo. If it were, he would've just killed me like he tried to do in D.C. It's the same reason he said I had to kill Atherton before he'd give me the address for the auction.

[He takes a deep breath.]

I walked away, Parker. You don't just walk away from Damien Moreau. I've only gotten by so far because he had bigger targets.
rappelling: (pic#4064950)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes she did. [In any other situation, her reaction to his first statement would be to grin and speed away like a maniac, but she doesn't grin, she just starts the car like a normal person and starts driving towards the safe house she set up. She's not going to draw attention to them by driving like she normally does. She's also silent for a long moment after he finishes talking, her expression tense]

Then we'll kill him. So he leaves you - us, alone.

[It's as simple as that. Right?]
retrieverchef: worried (Default)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[His hands shake as he drops his head into them. Parker might have swapped out the sedative and the other drugs might have ease up enough that he's coherent, but they're still taking their toll on his body. Or, rather, suddenly not having them is taking its toll on his body.]

No, Parker. No killing. I can't. Not again.
rappelling: (pic#4064944)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I can do it.

[Her voice is flat in a forced way, her knuckles white where she's gripping the steering wheel tightly despite the fact they're cruising just under the speed limit. And she's not going to take her eyes off the road, because she doesn't want to see how Eliot reacts to that.

The scary part is that she's telling the truth]
retrieverchef: confused (confused)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
No! Don't you dare! [He'd rather become a killer again than Parker learn what it's like to kill.]
rappelling: (pic#4143737)

[personal profile] rappelling 2012-07-13 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not letting him hurt my family.

[She doesn't raise her voice, but it's still sharp and harsh and full of anger. She's glad she learned how to drive in high stress situations, otherwise this would've gotten unpleasant very quickly and they're fast approaching the safe house]

I don't care. I don't care if you think it'll change me. I don't care if it does. I don't care what you or Nate or Hardison or Sophie says. He's in jail and he's still able to take you all away, to hurt you and say you're crazy and lock you up and I won't let it happen again. Not if there's something I can do to stop him.

[by the time she's finished her spiel, they've arrived. Parker pulls the car into the driveway of a non-descript townhouse in a dark street, and she's practically leaping out of the car before it's even come to a complete stop, not wanting to face Eliot despite knowing she'll have to.]
retrieverchef: shock (shock)

[personal profile] retrieverchef 2012-07-13 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[Eliot stares at her, not sure at all what to say. He's the protector. It's his job and he wouldn't want to change that. It's been decades since someone tried to protect him. He doesn't know what to do with that.

He opens the car door and steps out, nearly collapsing as his legs cramp. He grabs at the car for support.]


Parker! What did they give me?!

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