aj_crawley: (bentley aeronautics)
aj_crawley ([personal profile] aj_crawley) wrote2008-08-17 04:10 am

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The attack hasn't hit the feeds yet; it won't until tonight. But news travels fast, when you're the kind of person that pays it to, and even faster when it's close to home.

Metaphorically speaking.

The red light is flashing on Simon's commbox - three short, three long, three short.

Someone's hoping the doctor is on call.
simon_doctor: (dark and serious)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Silence.

Silence.



"--Yes?" His gaze focuses. "Crowley?"
simon_doctor: (shadowed)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
It isn't like any of those; and it wakes him up faster than he would have expected.

"I'm on Serenity. What's happened?"
simon_doctor: (ohhhhh crap)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Simon's eyes widen.

"We're not too far from there, I don't think -- too far for a shuttle, we'll have to detour."

A beat. "I'll get the captain."
simon_doctor: (intent v1)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
"Mal says to tell you we'll be there," he says, his gaze flicking down to Crowley's bloodied hand and back up with barely a pause.
simon_doctor: (dark and serious)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Simon knows.

"We'll see you when you get there, then," he says. "--Once you're en route, can you send me whatever details you have?"
simon_doctor: (ohhhhh crap)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
"The --"



The Bentley-built defenses.

Oh.


"...Anything else that comes in, then," he says. "While you're on the way."
simon_doctor: (bzuh?)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
"...Shenme?"

Simon blinks.
simon_doctor: (dark and serious)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
"He's someone we should look for?"

Simon's already committed the name to memory.
simon_doctor: (direct)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
Half a beat.

"We will."
simon_doctor: (dark and serious)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Simon's hand stops before it touches the disconnect.

"Yes?"
simon_doctor: (direct)

[personal profile] simon_doctor 2008-08-17 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
"...Ah."

It's too terrible to be wry about, really.

"I'll let her know. And I think we can take it as a given that we all could wish the circumstances were better."