VRISKA: You still there? JAKE: Yeah. JAKE: What happened?? VRISKA: I had to neutralize another wildcard threat in that session. VRISKA: Who the fuck knows WHAT that first guardian cat would have done during your 8attle. VRISKA: Or for that matter, to what extent it's still in the service of the Condesce. VRISKA: Cats are pretty mysterious, after all. VRISKA: I needed to take it out of the picture. VRISKA: The 8est way to do that was sweep it up into the 8ody of a person who's much more managea8le, and mentally suggesti8le. VRISKA: Tavros can ride out this whole 8attle while sleeping peacefully now, which frankly, is 8etter for him, and a LOT 8etter for all of you now that you don't have to worry a8out another 8rainless omnipotent critter scurrying around, wreaking havoc. VRISKA: You just have to make sure he doesn't wake up until the action is over! VRISKA: Same rules apply to him that apply to Jade. JAKE: So... JAKE: Hes like that permanently now right? VRISKA: Yep! VRISKA: That's how prototyping works. I made sure he was never dou8le-prototyped over the course of the session for this exact reason. VRISKA: Sometimes it takes a little patience and long range planning to make sure all the loose ends are tied up. JAKE: But. JAKE: Doesnt this mean hes now allergic to himself? VRISKA: Is he?? VRISKA: I dunno, man. VRISKA: I never really knew how 8ad his allergies were? VRISKA: You know what, whatever. When this is all over, I guess he'll have to deal with a little sneezing now and then, 8ut he'll ALSO have a 8unch of totally sick godlike powers. VRISKA: So that's pretty cool, right?? VRISKA: Look kid, you're a little new to the extended scene of everything going on here, 8ut there's kind of 8een a long history of people under-appreci8ting how much shit I do for this guy that looks kinda 8ad 8ut is actually in his 8est interest. VRISKA: He'll wake up, acclim8 to his new existence, and when the time comes I'm sure he'll 8e thanking me l8ter. JAKE: I see. JAKE: Hmm yeah when you put it that way... JAKE: I guess youre right. JAKE: Maybe old tavvys actually pretty lucky to have a friend like you. VRISKA: There you go! VRISKA: See Joke? You're a lot smarter than people give you credit for.