I just received an anonymous letter…! [smiles]
[he senses the slight tension in the way she speaks and sits, and he’s slightly amused that he can bring such a reaction from her (ooc: although he’s unaware it’s due to the lack of killing she has been able to do recently)]
Point taken. I’ve got ways to go before I have planned out everything for the experiment, but I will take your thoughts into account. [gathers his things before getting up and leaving] She does have some intellect, I suppose.
[smiles] Well it was fun talking to you, Leo! Let me know if you think up anything else.
A shame… (ooc.: he didn’t mean any bit of that LOL) but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about creating a completely different species of herbivore humans. [sighs like the way he does when he feels like he’s talking to people below his intellectual level]
Right, I get that, and you still have yet to explain how precisely you would go about doing this. I’d love to hear.
[She knows what he’s thinking and what the sigh means. How irritating- but she tries to remain calm and easygoing. It’s difficult, however- at the ball she got to injure, but not kill. She is not at ease.]
I simply said that if you did it cold turkey, there would be nothing left to create; and you seem to have rejected the possibility of doing so gradually. Please enlighten me.
[doesn’t care if she’s interested or not. He’s not very busy right now anyways, so he decides to just talk]
The appendix serves no purpose in the human body today, but there is a theory that it may have been there to digest cellulose like grass or something of that sort. I thought maybe we could put a human strictly on a grass and other vegetable diet, and see if the body adapts. I understand that it takes years for evolution to take its toll, but I think with a little help of magic, I could somehow accelerate the process… [becomes lost in his thoughts]
[While anatomy is fascinating, the human appendix is not particularly interesting to Rosemary. She feigns interest.]
Really? But haven’t people been on strictly vegetable diets and died from malnutrition? It’d have to be more of a societal thing, involving the gradual reduction of protein, otherwise they’d all just die off.
There’s no point in telling her in detail. She wouldn’t care anyways… She’s not… Ella.
[thinks briefly how and what to tell her] Nothing new… no. I just had a brief thought as I was going through the physiology of the digestive system.
[Smiles to herself- Ella, huh? Perhaps this seemingly chilly classmate was not completely so. Rosemary would have to tuck away that piece of information- Ella- for future reference. It could come in handy- though Ella was fairly alright, Rosemary didn’t think she’d do anything to the girl.]
The digestive system? [She thinks of what she knows of it from cutting open people’s stomachs.] What was the thought?