Interim Ep 3: This Ain't The Danger Room. in Topics Posted October 12, 2019 "I'd considered it." Jason said as he came to stand next to her, Sean, Sara and Autumn joining the loose knot of teens as people watched Cade with his new friend. It was impressive, earning the trust of a wild creature in such a short space of time. Something that perhaps Sara could duplicate, assuming her telepathy worked on animals. That sent part of the genius's mind down another path - with their abilities, so much could be learned about how the mind and body worked. They could erase disease (perhaps - Lona couldn't be everywhere at once, after all), perhaps even retard aging. And his mind forked again - Charlie and Avalon, both controlling biological cellular activity. Could they become functionally unaging? "It is huge. The scientific ramifications of what we've found out this weekend are staggering." he spoke calmly to Cass. "And I was seriously tempted to go public for no other reason than to out Doctor Cook. And I would like you to chronicle this, for future release when we need." "But...?" Cassie glanced sideways and up at his profile. "Firstly, it's not just my decision. Secondly, I plan to make use of Cook and his black budget funding. Whilst he can be of use, while the project can be of use to us- and by extension me - I will play along with his desire for anonymity." Jason's eyes turned to meet her gaze. "And third-" "Here we go." grinned Sean. "- while we are still learning to control our powers it would be a distraction - parents, authority figures, the government, the media - even once we got past the skepticism it would be a circus, and we have work to do: to master ourselves and to combat the Dark" Jase said with a tiny smile at Sean's aside. "Going public right now removes options from us and places a spotlight on us all. Plus there's the Liam matter to consider. With that incident fresh in people's minds, it wouldn't take much to spark a witchhunt - literally." Sean looked assessingly at his friend from one side, whilst Cassie likewise narrowed her eyes. "Y'know, I noticed that you always have more than one reason for doing things." The reporter said conversationally. Did he plan that..? a stray thought whispered in her mind. "I find it helps me control my impulse-driven nature. If I cannot find three reasons to justify a course of action, it's probably not sound." Jason replied blandly, though his pale green eyes gleamed as they met hers, his gaze steady. "It's the difference between being high-functioning and merely a creature of whim." He held her gaze for a moment longer, then turned to watch Cade with the squirrel. "Has anyone else been reminded of Kronk from 'The Emperor's New Groove'?" he asked the group at large, with a wry, amused smile that reached his eyes.