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7 August 2016, 12:54 AM   #1
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Last edited by ‹ㅑJïNxㅜㅇNㅕ›, 11 November 2016
 
Welcome to the office of Desmond O'Connell Dust lines the various shelves that house various salves, pills, and other kinds of medicines that the patients can use. Here you can anything from the cure to poison oak, to something to help stop those pesky voices in your head and everything in between. Desmond works closely with the other doctors to help make the patients as comfortable as possible. Stop in and ask a question or chat. Don't mind the dust and cobwebs.
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

10 August 2016, 04:15 AM   #2
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Desmond sat hunched behind his worn desk; his back and shoulders ached from the long hours he had been spending here with the recent influx of patients being admitted and also with the Head Doctor's assessments. New assessments meant new formulas for medications that better suited the needs of the patients and needed to be made and distributed as soon as possible. His fingers ached and they were dry from handling from all the different herbs and powders. He yawned to himself counting down the hours until he could go home and rest his eyes. However, the influx of taken in women was very high so he would probably be here all night. He carefully rubbed his eyes with the back of his hand as to not get powder on them and frowned to himself. Tonight was going to be a very long night.
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

11 August 2016, 01:57 AM   #3
Joined: 20 Jun 2016
Posts: 101
Anthony caught a glimpse of an open door down the hall. Well, not really opened... it was cracked. But good enough for the little rat to slip through~ Which he did. Confident that no one was around to see him, Anthony pushed the door closed with his back. "Ah!" Anthony gasped, jolting his body against the door. For a split second, Anthony held his body tight against the door. Another man- no- Doctor- was already here. What was the little scrapling to do now? He wasn't suppose to be in here. He had orders to stay out of the way, and inside of the building. And definitely- no where near the equipment. But ~ Did this doctor know that? Probably~ Probably not~ Smile. "Oi- ah- Hello Mistah..." the boys words sounded like Scottish pipes. "Dotor Haste sent me..." Anthony spoke out quickly. Anthony realized there wasn't enough there, so he polished his lie a bit more, "He said to give 'em something for his headache." "And ..." Anthony wandered around the room- The rat looked comfortable now.. The boy found the chords in his voice put him at ease. "And he said, ya had the best cures for 'em. Ya got anythin?"
The Good Head Doctor Doctor Elliot Austin Haste. 42. {Head Doctor} Rehabilitation and Psychology. Anthony Blair Hughes. 15. {Apprentice} Colonial Peasant. Orphan Helena 'Cherry' 14. Local Daughter of the London Abbey house

11 August 2016, 04:22 AM   #4
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Desmond continued grinding herbs and powders into his molcajete bowl. A small "Ah!" scared him out of his thoughts. He jumped and returned the "Ah! Aye, you scared the bollocks out of me!" He looked at the boy what was his name again? Antonio? No. Arthur? Not that wasn't it either. "Ah! Anthony!" He said out loud and pointed at the boy. Desmond narrowed his eyes "Are you even supposed to be around these parts?"he asked; but his suspicions were quickly extinguished "Something for a headache you say?" he said and turned around and began to rummage through his various jars. Toads "Ah yes here!" he said and pulled a jar off the shelf that neatly had the word Toads written across the front of it. During this time period Toads were thought to be a cure all for anything from bed wetting to head aches so naturally he dried the toads and crushed them into powder "Tell the Good Doctor to mix some of this powder into a glass of water and drink it and also..." Desmond said trailing off and turning back around again and finding some willow bark "Also to chew on this. It's willow it has a natural pain reliever in it." He gave the young lad a charming smile and set the things on the corner of his work table. Desmond scratched at his chin "The best. Well I suppose I wouldn't be working here if he didn't think so now would it?" He gave a light hearted laugh.
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

11 August 2016, 05:30 AM   #5
Joined: 20 Jun 2016
Posts: 101
How nice it was for the man to remember his name... Anthony's brows raised.. So apparently the doctor knew his name, but didn't hear about any restriction against him? Good. Well that was easy. The boy snuck a tiny vile into his pocket, while the doctor had turned away from him. Okay, so maybe he shouldn't be stealing random things from off of random shelves. But- This place was so- tempting. The boy silently wondered if anything in here tasted like candy... And everything here looked expensive. There was metal spoons, ceramic bowls, golden liquids swimming in glass tubes, which gleamed next to stacks of old books. Oh~ Books. Anthony didn't know how to read very well. Correction- at all. So they didn't interest him for very long... Frankly not for a second. The man tapped a jar onto the edge of the work table. Then he turned around again. Anthony snatched a tiny silver spoon into his pocket along with the other vile of mystery fluid. Anthony patiently waited for the doctor to turn about again. When the man did turn around, he had a long slab a bark in his hand. Willow. "Wallo?" Close enough. Anthony couldn't act like the other's smile didn't affect him. This doctor-man was... Odd ... Odd and Friendly. Why? Anthony wasn't sure what to do... Smile? Frown? Was Dr. Desmond really laughing at what he said? Or at Anthony? The boy shook his head, trying to knock the doubt from his mind. "Oh- uh- Thank you, sir..." You could tell the little boy was bewildered by the jar of crushed green toads and the willow bark. Anthony noticed that Dr. Desmond's table was full of weird looking mixes and mantras... "What's that?" Anthony asked pointing his finger at whatever Desmond was previously mashing into his bowl. "Are you making somethin?"
The Good Head Doctor Doctor Elliot Austin Haste. 42. {Head Doctor} Rehabilitation and Psychology. Anthony Blair Hughes. 15. {Apprentice} Colonial Peasant. Orphan Helena 'Cherry' 14. Local Daughter of the London Abbey house

12 August 2016, 03:57 AM   #6
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Desmond's eyes narrowed for a brief second; this boy was awkward, like he didn't understand emotions, it actually amused Desmond. "Ah, yes willow bark." he looked down at the huge slab of wood and frowned a little, brushed his dusty and dirty hands on the apron that covered his work clothes, and cut a smaller portion off of it. "Here take this to him, it seems more... Manageable than this big slab of wood." he said handing the boy a smaller hand sized portion of the bark. Desmond looked at the boy and smiled at his curiosity "Well... I suppose it is sort of my own concoction of things." he smiled at the thought of the young lad being his test subject for some of his more bazaar mixtures. "It isn't anything special just some mint mixed with beezwax and oil to make a sort of salve to help with head colds." He smiled a little Des soon realized that the boy wasn't going to be leaving him anytime soon. The poor thing must be bored to death in this place. He let out a soft sigh "Would you like to see how I make it?" he asked gesturing to his mixing stone.
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

16 August 2016, 04:24 AM   #7
Joined: 20 Jun 2016
Posts: 101
Last edited by ‹ㅑJïNxㅜㅇNㅕ›, 16 August 2016
Anthony heard that strange man talk again. 'Ah, yes willow bark' Wallo? Wello? Jello? The man was making some type of gelatin apparently... And apparently the male was going to make it with sticks and twigs from a tree... Strange indeed... indeed. However, Anthony, being a little boy, liked the sound of eating gelatin. Or anything sweet. The candy man before him had his attention now. The lad took the bark. And immediately smelled it. Ew. How was this earthy thing suppose to be turned into pastry filling? Or a dessert of any kind? The lad certainly didn't understand it. But he was willing to try it nonetheless. Maybe it tasted sweet? Some sort of off putting scent but sweet center? Or at least that's what the young boy hoped for. Bite. Chew. Spit. No. No it didn't. Not sweet at all! Anthony frowned, "This tastes awful..." The boy sounded low-some about it. Like so much depended on Dr. Desmond's ability to make treats... Well.. It's not like the young boy had much to look forward to anyway... Not here... Not as some slave for some drunken aristocrat. Sigh. Young Anthony dropped the bark to the work table. Next to the jar of mashed green frogs... The doctor began to mention something about Mints?~ Peppermints thought the boy. The youngster's ears perked up to listen. The offer was to learn how to make mints? Candy~ Learn how to make candy? "y-yes!" The boy couldn't say it fast enough. Little Anthony nodded. He quickly climbed onto a stool next to the doctor- the lad's eyes were bright with excitement. Zeal. Anthony turned his head all around the table in front of him. Nothing here looked like candy.. Nor did it look to hold any capacity to become such.. But Anthony paid it no attention. None at all. The child was so giddy to get started. "What's first?"
The Good Head Doctor Doctor Elliot Austin Haste. 42. {Head Doctor} Rehabilitation and Psychology. Anthony Blair Hughes. 15. {Apprentice} Colonial Peasant. Orphan Helena 'Cherry' 14. Local Daughter of the London Abbey house

18 August 2016, 04:00 AM   #8
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Desmond watched the boy chew and spit the willow bark out; he let a small laugh escape his mouth. This boy was very amusing; it made him wonder why the Good Doctor belittled him so much. Anthony just seemed like a curious lad; this became obvious to Desmond when the boy jumped at his offer. "Here." He said and slid the container that contained some off what he already made "Rub some of this under your nose, it smells good, helps you breathe better, and it taste good too." He said and smiled. "But, if you want to know how to make it you need to promise you'll pay attention." Desmond said smiling "And don't tell Dr. Haste, I don't know if he will appreciate this." he rubbed his hands on his apron to clear the dust off and then rubbed the back off his head. He didn't want to get in trouble over something as silly as letting the boy help him make a salve. Des firmly believed that an idle mind is the devil's workshop and if this boy wasn't kept busy who knows what kind of trouble he would get into.
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

18 August 2016, 05:56 AM   #9
Joined: 20 Jun 2016
Posts: 101
Put this under your nose. Put this onto your tongue. It'll taste good, said the doctor. Anthony didn't trust wealthy people. But- He tried it for himself. Anthony gratefully took the bowl and dipped the tip of his finger into the green paste. He petted the tip of nose with it. Sniff. Sniff. Wow~ It did smell like peppermint. Maybe this wasn't the type of candy the boy was used too. However, Anthony persisted, and tabled a tiny bit over his lips. ~ The boy looked at the man elated. It was really good. Just like the man promised. So this man wasn't like Dr. Haste at all. Nor any Englishman that he's ever known. Anthony gladly swiped another finger into the bowl and ate some more. As he did, "And don't tell Dr. Haste, I don't know if he will appreciate this." Anthony wouldn't dare dream of it. "Cross my heart, mistah Candyman." Or was he a doctor? Hm~ Anthony slowly began to smile. In spite of Dr. Desmond's good grace towards the boy, Anthony was still a dirty little thief to the core. Just give it time. It'll appear at the surface. But until then, Anthony looked to the candyman, "The head doctor never lets do anything." Anything fun that is. It was always stay inside, and stay out of the way. Carry this, don't tarry here. Be quicker, have some wit. "Why are you being so nice to me? I haven't done anythin for ya." To Anthony the sudden kind butterflies in his chest was strange. Strange waters.
The Good Head Doctor Doctor Elliot Austin Haste. 42. {Head Doctor} Rehabilitation and Psychology. Anthony Blair Hughes. 15. {Apprentice} Colonial Peasant. Orphan Helena 'Cherry' 14. Local Daughter of the London Abbey house

19 August 2016, 03:43 AM   #10
Joined: 8 Jul 2016
Posts: 20
Watching the young boy amused Desmond; it made his heart pang with the thoughts of his younger siblings and how much he missed them. He handed Anthony a dirty rag "Here, so you can wipe your face." he said smiling. Candy man? Desmond cocked his head to the side "I don't know if I would say candy man." Quickly Desmond grabbed the bowl full of his mint cold salve and put it in a drawer "Don't eat a lot you'll get sick." he frowned a little and was slightly upset by his good heart. Watching the boy rush off to the rest room or of to the nearest trash bin. Anthony's question made the Irishman pause. Why was he being nice to the boy? Oh right he reminded him of his brother. Desmond sighed "Because I can. You need to have someone nice to you or else you'll end up bitter." Desmond smiled "Now come along you said you wanted to learn yes?"
Marleena Kraus 
-19
-Psychosis involving delusions, auditory hallucinations. Paranoid
Personality Disorder.
~~~~
Desmond O'Connell
-Apothecary
-26

2 October 2016, 05:33 AM    #11
Joined: 20 Jun 2016
Posts: 101
Anthony plainly took the rag, and wiped over his mouth and cheek. The rag smelt like mixture of herbs he couldn't know, and spices with no name. Nothing like sugar. But nothing like vinegar. Anthony was half listening and half day-dreaming. Again. A soft shade of pink dazzled his cheeks. He was dwindling away in his mind- with to many of the thoughts in his head. The lad saw candy, the smelled the mints, the tinctures, the doctor- Yes- it was all quite nice. Anthony felt like quiet the dapper young fellow sitting in a high stool, being apart of all the important works, crafts, and models. And it was strange, because Anthony didn't even know how to spell, 'dapper'. But he knew he felt it. He felt- a great deal of relevance. As well as the doctor's answer made Anthony feel all the more, special, 'Because I can. You need to have someone nice to you or else you'll end up bitter.' But why in the world did the Candy man care if he ended up bitter? Disappointed? Or even dead inside? Now come along you said you wanted to learn yes? Anthony paused for just a moment, processing the other's strange friendliness. A soft pink lip stuttered, As if to object- or maybe confess? Confess that he shouldn't even be here? Or that he had a couple of vials in his pocket? Or that Doctor Haste never even mentioned a headcold- er- headache- or whatever? What was he doing here? Anthony shook his head, as if to shake the thoughts away. "Yea- er-i'm Ready Dr. Candyman." He said, with a faint smile. Obviosuly, something was wrong. The little boy seemed a little more uncomfortable now, and his voice wasn't strong like before. Anthony only hoped that he wouldn't notice. The lad looked to his hands, unable to even look at the other.
The Good Head Doctor Doctor Elliot Austin Haste. 42. {Head Doctor} Rehabilitation and Psychology. Anthony Blair Hughes. 15. {Apprentice} Colonial Peasant. Orphan Helena 'Cherry' 14. Local Daughter of the London Abbey house



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