Richard Dunn: Diamond
"This was a bad idea."
"This was a good idea, and you've been putting it off!
Richard frowned, not liking that his sister's logical responses were making him look silly, "Aren't you supposed to be in school?"
"Hello? I have to get checked up too, big D,"
Jeanie said with a roll of her eyes, as though this wasn't the first time she'd mentioned it, "I was there too when the terminus wave hit us and if what's happening to you..."
Richard hissed at his little sister, "Shhh! Jeanie!"
"Oh what? You think anybody here cares? I mean, look at her, she's got wings!"
Jeanie said pointing at another patient, a pretty young woman who just happened to have wings.
And a red face.
"Jeanie, that's rude."
"No it's not, it's true."
"She can hear you."
"Oh, well, that is rude,"
She conceded, then waved, to the girl, "Love the wings!"
Richard snapped, then buried his face in his hands with a look that screamed 'why me?'.
"Chill, big D, look, here comes the nurse."
"Hopefully to throw our asses out,"
Richard said in what he thought was under his breath.
"Actually I'm here to see if you two need help," The nurse gave both of them a disapproving look, "But I'm starting to think you don't belong here."
"Oh, we belong here, check this out,
" Jeanie snagged a paperweight off of the desk and smacked her brother in the face with it as hard as she could.
Richard snapped again, terribly embarrassed but otherwise unfazed and unmarked by what should have been a bad injury, "Stop that right now."
"See, we totally belong here."
"Your names?" The nurse said, obviously not impressed or amused.
"I'm Jeanie Dunn, this is my brother Richard."
The nurse nodded and started pulling up information on a computer.
"Seriously, Jeanie, what is with you today? It's like you're on a sugar high."
"Well, you see I have this big test this afternoon, so I was studying all night and I didn't sleep much, so I just drank something to give me a little more pep for the day,"
She gave him her best innocent look.
Warning bells immediately went off.
"I just had a couple cups of coffee..."
He crossed his arms and gave her a hard look.
"And three rockstars."
"And some coffee cake."
"Okay, okay, an entire coffee cake! I'm sort of kind of wired right now."
"Wired? I don't know how haven't' vibrated through the wall by now."
"Ooh, do you think I can do that? Maybe I should try..."
"We at the Albright Institute would appreciate it if you avoided damaging the facility," The nurse intoned in a voice that only came from repeating a line over and over again, but failed to look up at them, "Failure to do so will result in you being asked to leave."
"I'm pretty sure I can't. I'm just curious."
"Save it for the tests," The nurse said in a no-nonsense tone.
Jeanie stuck out her tongue at the woman, then looked around at all the other people in the waiting room.
"You haven't been in for a check up in a long time," The nurse noted disapprovingly.
Richard turned the same disapproving look back at the nurse, "Stuff happened. Checkups didn't seem important."
The staring contest continued until Jeanie turned back to them, "So, are we ready to go or what?"
The nurse sighed, "Please take a seat, you'll be called in for your checkups in about an hour."
"Good, I'm going to go see who he is, back in a few big D!
" Jeanie said with a big smile before she disappeared in a swirl of black hair, making her way over to talk to some shaggy haired boy in a bomber jacket.
Richard looked around, then found himself a seat, being extra careful not to break it as he sat down. Then he sat there looking very much like he was afraid of everything around him. Which he was, if only because he was worried he might accidently hurt somebody or something.
A blond girl with pigtails wandered past in a shirt that was a little too tight, and Richard found his eyes following her every movement. He swallowed and wondered what it would be like to touch...
Richard started in his chair, and the chair groaned ominously as it bent out of it's original shape.
"What? What's wrong?"
Richard turned, startled to see his sister sitting next to him, holding her elbow and trying not to let him hear her swearing.
"For starters? My brother's a pig. You've been undressing that girl with your eyes for almost five minutes now, it's creepy as hell,"
she pouted and looked at her arm, "And I forgot how hard you are when I decided to elbow you."
Richard sighed. How was he supposed to explain that one to her. Extreme sexual frustration because he was too afraid to even touch a girl. He was twenty years old and he hadn't even managed to really get to second base, and he couldn't even deal with his urges because he was afraid...
His face flushed, and he looked at the people closest to him. A guy wearing what looked like some kind of parachute harness sat across from him, and beside him was an attractive black haired girl.
He said quietly, then slumped back in his now lopsided chair.
This was going to be a long day.