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Viral quarantine is over, and as predicted, it was a complete and total disaster. One of the power-mad virologists in charge of the experiment sabotaged the whole thing and tried to kill Fox. See, this is just one example why real scientists (with the possible exclusion of Sam) can't be trusted. No offense, Rodney.

So, after successfully fighting off HIV and the Ebola virus, Fox is recuperating nicely. And I'm currently trying to persuade the SFs to go take a coffee break, and let me have some alone time with Dr. CrazyPants in his holding cell.

On the bright side, I think we've all learned a valuable lesson from this latest catastrophe. That lesson would be that I am always always right, of course.

 
 
 
 
 
 
...I'm really sorry.
I'm not psychic, I didn't know anything was going to go wrong. So you have nothing to apologize for.
Maybe, but I should've known something would happen, and...you're right that it was an unnecessary risk.
...I'm just going to assume that this particular bout of guilt you're going through is because you're still feeling a bit under the weather. Relax.
No, I feel fine, actually. Fever broke, Carolyn says I can go back to work this afternoon. She...said she can't be sure that I can't still transmit HIV, though.
Well... that's good news. Along with some terrible news. Did Carolyn give you any indication as to how long it might be before they'd know for sure?
Um. How long did she keep testing you, before we were allowed to return to risky, unprotected sex?
It was supposed take six months, but someone got impatient, and insisted they couldn't catch it. And there was a question of whether or not I'd even been exposed in the first place. Not the case here, unfortunately.
And turns out someone was right.

I don't know, HIV is known for its latency, and they can't detect any, even with sequencing and whatever other super-advanced technology they have, but Carolyn isn't entirely sure she can ever be 100% certain I don't have something transmittable lingering, even if I can never get sick.
That's true, but the rest of us don't have your superhuman immunity.

So I think you may have a lifetime of non-risky, protected sex to look forward to. And you should probably try not to bleed on anybody too, if you can help it.
I don't know, I think she's just being alarmist, you know? People that have been exposed do six months of testing, and if no virus is detected, they're considered clean. And in a couple weeks, she'll probably realize that there's no medical reason not to assume the same in my case.
Eeesh. See, this is why I don't like hanging around medical. Anyone who likes sticking needles in people for a living cannot be normal.
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Hey, it's not like I make people shoot at me...
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Hey, I'm not the only one who comes home with bulletwounds.

A lot of my men never came home at all.
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I'm fine. Just a couple close shaves with the last 4 teams to dial in. It's getting rougher out here.

And I got enough to deal with, my marines talking behind my back about their 'crazy' commander, how I've got some kinda death wish.

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Relatively so. Even if you were unaffected, a test would still show that you harbored the virus in question, and all of mine are negative. And, of course, the more serious ones I was exposed to are rather difficult to spread casually, so...the general population is hardly at risk.
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Appreciate it. As it's been explained to me, however, the danger is passed. And all that's left is the inconvenience of six months of remembering to use condoms.
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My doctor insists that I undergo such procedures despite having conclusively kicked Ebola's ass. I think it's entirely unfair, myself.
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Yeah, again.
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Oh, don't even. HIV was hardly on the docket, and my doctor had personally vetted everyone involved with the project. No matter what Daniel says, nobody saw this coming.
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In a more clear answer, it was not my idea, I only agreed to it in the hopes the doctors here could learn something about treating viruses that could benefit the medical community at large, and I would never have agreed to dangerous pathogens being involved in the project. Contrary to popular belief, I do not have a death wish.
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And speaking of viruses...you and Ray have recovered fully from our most recent outbreak? I understand it wasn't exactly a hardship for you.
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Ah, yes. But I hope the miscommunication doesn't retract from the...novelty of the experience. One I could've lived without, certainly, though...I think it might've gone smoother if I had caught the virus, too.
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I would assume not. Novelty is...good, usually. Even if you haven't been together long enough to really need it.

Oh, no, he's fine. I'm sure he'd tell you himself, if he didn't abandon his posts the second he makes them.
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No, not odd. I think your...unique relationship with your father makes it natural that you would wish to see your mother again in the same manner. Then again, your father died violently, yes? Such things are an oft-seen theme in these situations.

I guess the experience of being a woman, however briefly, could have given you a connection to your mother you'd never had before, but it seems more likely to be...well, mental. Anything in your current caseload that would remind you of her, or of your relationship with her?

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It's also possible that nothing triggered it. Despite how your remembrance of her has been in the past, she was still your mother, and it's only natural that you experience periods of...longing, maybe. Even when you think you're long past that sort of mourning.

If you don't mind my asking, how did she die?

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Hm. Maybe it is a repressed memory coming to light, after all. You lived there, it's not inconceivable that you saw something, or at least overheard something that you never registered at the time, or didn't want to.

Maybe not. Sometimes it's easier to just...move on.

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Or some sort of accident of which you were not cognizant. Still, death certificates are easily obtained for policemen and federal agents alike, and the fact that you've never looked implies that you don't actually want to know.

Mm, perhaps. Then again, sometimes you can't move on, until you know the whole truth, something else which is...underappreciated.