Saix-in-the-moonlight has entered the lab.
The scientist listened passively, expression still despite the fact that his thoughts were whirling with each word. He understood very well that Saix was withholding a bit of information, but at the moment what he was saying instead was interesting enough to hold his attention.
Though he had anticipated it to be a case of health issues and stubbornness, Vexen was quickly realizing that it was a case far more intense.
“The moon seems to be controlling you far more than you control yourself, Saix.” The scientist observed. “Now… I can research the case, or I can point you in the right direction. Or what I’d prefer- to study you. Though I understand that is likely out of the question.”
A hint of confusion flitted across the Diviner’s face. The moon was controlling him? Was that possible? He believed his own emotions and inner turmoil was to blame. Inner demon, if one would. But Vexen was the expert, not him.
Fingertips drilled on his knee as he pondered his options. ”Research requires a great deal of information, does it not?” Which meant Vexen might need all his secrets. An uncomfortable thought for Saix. ”Perhaps guidance would be best. I’ve managed this far.”
He paused again, frowning. Managed but he was not well. He suffered. He risked falling into deeper holes again and if he was to dig himself out perhaps it was time to take a risk. Licking his lips he asked, “And what would studying me require?”
For all that he was completely shocked to hear that Saix had sunk low enough to ask Vexen to study him, the scientist kept his expression flat- a tip he’d learned from Luxord. Truly, the Diviner must have been quite troubled by this condition if he would show any kind of weakness to Vexen.
“It would require you visiting me more frequently in the lab, or at least having me observe you when you go through one of these… influenced swings.” The scientist surmised, trying to keep his tone non-threatening. It was difficult for someone like him. “More tests. Nothing too harmful. Or, if you feel the situation isn’t dire, I can keep light on your observation while doing my own research. More of a patient than a case study.”