2008-01-03: The Search Continues

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Summary: Dani, Celeste and KeLyssa all get together to continue their search for Dr. Mohinder Suresh.

Date It Happened: January 3, 2008

The Search Continues


Dani's Apartment

Dani dials a number on his phone. It begins to ring.

The other end answers, "Hello?"

Dani pauses for a moment after the phone is answered before speaking. "Lyssa? It's Dani."

KeLyssa says, "Oh, hey Dani. What's up?"

Dani says, "Hey. I thought you'd like to know that I searched Google for that Suresh guy."

KeLyssa sounds curious. "Oh? And what'd ya find 'bout 'im? Somethin' useful, I hope?"

Dani chuckles. "Actually what I found wasn't about him. It was about a woman named Chandra Suresh. Seems that she was murdered in 2006 while driving a cab. Now, here's the kicker. She was killed here in New York."

KeLyssa some ruffling can be heard in the background. "Hold a sec…I think…" Some more ruffling. "Aha! Yeah…Dr. Chandra Sursh. That's the person who wrote the book! But…that means that Dr. Suresh is dead."

Dani is silent for a moment. "I thought the Dr. Suresh we were looking for was a guy. Which may be possible because in the news file I found, it says she has a son. Do you think he could help us?"

KeLyssa says, "Yeah…Dr. Suresh. There's a picture of him here. Bald guy…but…you know, you sure the article said that it was a woman? I mean…I'm sure you're sure, but you know? Regardless, same name and all…if this Dr. Suresh has a son…he /may/ know of the work on genetics."

Dani says, "Yeah. I'm sure it was a woman. It had her picture with the story. Okay. I'm going to call Celeste and see if she wants to help us talk to this guy. You want to come over? We can look for her son."

KeLyssa there's a pause, her breathing just audible over the phone. "Yeah…yeah. I'll come along." Her reply comes after a moment.

Dani says, "Okay. Cool. I'm at my place, so come on over. The door will be unlocked, just let yourself in. I'm going to call Celeste and see if she wants to join us."

KeLyssa says, "Sounds good, hun. I'll be over in a jiffy of a jam."

Dani says, "Okay. See ya soon." He hangs up the phone.

Dani dials another number on his phone. It begins to ring.

The other end answers, "Hello?"

Dani says, "Celeste? It's Dani."

Celeste says, "Hey, What ya need?"

Dani says, "Nothing really. KeLyssa and I are going to be looking for this guy, Dr. Suresh. He knows a bit about people who are Evolved. I just wanted to know if you wanted to join us."

Celeste says, "Sure. Sounds good, then I can find out how the hell to control this."

Dani says, "Cool. We're meeting at my place, so if you want to come over, we can all do it together."

Celeste says, "Okay. I'll be right over."

Dani says, "Okay. See you soon." He hangs up the phone.

KeLysssa has arrived.

Celeste has arrived.

Dani sits on the couch, a laptop computer sitting on the coffee table. Mozart is playing on his stereo as he types away on the keys of his computer.

KeLyssa slowly opens the door, knocking as she does so. "Hello?" Comes the Southern ring of her voice. Entering the apartment a little bit more, she smiles. "Hey, Dani." She straightens her coat a little. "I like the choice of music. It's a good selection."

Celeste walks in through the door and sees Dani on his comp. Not even bothering to knock just walks in, "So are we gonna do this or not?" she says looking at Dani! "Get your ass up and lets go." she says in a hurried tone, "I'm ready to get this over with." she says looking at her cell phone.

Dani looks up and over his shoulder as KeLyssa makes herself known. "Hey. Yeah, it helps me think." He says before looking to Celeste as she enters. "Hey, I know. I'm just looking for an address or something that we can start with." He says, turning back to his computer.

KeLyssa smiles a little, nodding. Looking back at Celeste, she furrows her brow. "Well, hey there." She tilts her head slightly. "Ya don't seem too happy to be findin' this guy, none."

Celeste nods, "It's not that just some other things on my mind." she tells KeLyssa before turning back to Dani, "Okay I'll be waiting out in the hall until you are finished." she says pulling out her I-Pod and turning it on. "Just let me know when you are ready, I need to think on some things, just don't leave my ass here, would be a waste of my time just to come over here jsut to get left." she says with a smirk.

Dani nods his head as he looks back to Celeste. "Is everything alright?" He asks her. "You want to talk about it?" He says before he turns back to his computer, clicking on a link and waits for the screen to refresh.

KeLyssa stands back slightly. She's mainly here about Suresh. Maybe he can help them. Maybe…

Celeste shakes her head, "No. I don't walk to talk about it, It will go away eventually but it's not like I'll forget." she tells Dani, "I'll be okay, just let me listen to my I-pod it will get my mind on other things and I won't have to deal with this. Sorry for being Bitchy, but I just have things going on." she tells them apologetically and then sticks her earbuds in her ear and turns the volume up all the way up. Loud enough for everyone to hear. If you listen closely you can hear the song "Hall of the Mountain King." by Apocalyptica.

Dani looks back to Celeste and nods. "Alright. I was just making sure." He says as he looks to her. "I'm here if you want to talk." Then she puts in her ear buds and Dani looks to KeLyssa. "Well, I think if we can talk to the cops about the murder, then maybe we can see if we can try to find her son."

KeLyssa sighs, shaking her head. "You're sure that them papers ya read said Chandra was a woman? Because the picture on the book shows Dr. Chandra Suresh as a man. I find it all so strange!" She sighs. "It don't matter, long as we find the son an' he can help us. But still…it ain't usual to find somethin' like this."

Dani shrugs. "I could be looking at the wrong person, but here's the article." He says as he points to the laptop. I might have been looking at the woman who wrote the damn thing."

KeLyssa shakes her head at Dani. "Well, one way or another Dr. Suresh, that means. An' we need to find the doctor's son. Any luck on findin' an address or a phone number or /somethin'/ on that li'l computer of yours?"

Celeste continues to listen to her I-Pod when she has a major flashback of her back when she used to do every drug known to man. She sees herself in her flashback she sees herself using Crystal Meth and freaks her out. When her flashback is over she passes out falling to the floor hitting her head on the wall as she does. When she wakes up after a few seconds she looks around the room and sees Dani, "Where am I?" she asks looking bewildered and very confused.

Dani types a bit more on his computer and shakes his head. "No. It's just mostly about his work and what he does. No addresses or phone numbers." He says, turning back to KeLyssa. "I guess we're going to have to do this one the hard way and find the information." As Celeste falls, he hops over the back of the couch. "Are you okay? The fuck happen?" He asks her as she comes to.

Dani types a bit more on his computer and shakes his head. "No. It's just mostly about his work and what he does. No addresses or phone numbers." He says, turning back to KeLyssa. "I guess we're going to have to do this one the hard way and find the information." As Celeste falls, he hops over the back of the couch. "Are you okay? The fuck happen?" He asks her as she comes to. "You're in my apartment. Are you okay?"

KeLyssa nods a little, listening intently, frowning even deeper. "That ain't useful! I mean…it's useful an' all…but it ain't what we're lookin' for!" She sighs heavily. She looks as if she's about to say something else when Celeste collapses. "Oh my goodness!" She rushes over to her, kneeling beside her. "Wh…what happened? Are ya okay? How's your head?" Her eyes are full of worry.

Celeste stands up and gets light headed again and falls back over, "I…I…I had a flashback of my past. It freaked me out and then I passed out I guess." she looks around and looks back to Dani, "When I have these flashbacks I pass out after every one. It's been happing a lot more frequently lately, especially when I'm home alone." she says looking a bit embarassed. "That's what was wrong with me when I got here I had a flashback in the hall right before I came in the door. That's Why I was in a rush to find this Dr. because it's getting really bad, these flashbacks are. I have a headache, but I've had it for the past week, only becaues I have from 3-5 flashbacks a day. So I don't take anything because it happens so frequently." she tells them looking a bit ashamed of herself.

Dani frowns as he listens to Celeste and nods. "Well, we're working as fast as we can to find him. I promise. I'm going to get you some advil or something." He says, standing and heading to the kitchen.

KeLyssa sighs. "Here…" she says, lifting her hand. "Let me try somethin'…it might the head a li'l…cool it down, slow any hurtin'." She smiles. "If my abilities are good for anythin', it's replacin' the ice pack."

Celeste smiles, "Yeah, It's starting to get better, It's not as bad as it has been all week." she says as she looks to the Kitchen for Dani. She starts thinking about her past and all of the horrible things that have happened and it makes her depressed. Her whole life has been shitty and no one in her life knows that but her. She's never been able to tell someone because it hurts her to event think about it especially when it comes to talk about it. She looks down at her boots and starts crying just a little bit. That's when she gets up and walks to the bathroom crying a little harder, trying to stop so she doesn't embarrass herself in front of Dani or KeLyssa.

Dani comes out of the kitchen with a glass of water and some advil, not seeing Celeste, he looks around. "Where'd she go?" He asks KeLyssa before he sees the bathroom door closed and heads over to it, lightly knocking. "Celeste, I got some stuff for your headache." He calls through the door.

KeLyssa sighs, standing up as Celeste does so. She can't imagine what she's going through. "Celeste?" She whispers as tears begin to flow down Celeste's cheeks. "It'll be alright. You're among friends. We're going to get this all figured out." She tilts her head as she watches Celeste head to the washroom. She nods in the direction of the bathroom at Dani's question. She walks over, to stand beside him. Placing a hand on his shoulder, she whispers in his ear, "There's more to this than a headache. Something we don't know nothin' 'bout."

Celeste opens the door and takes the glass of water and the advil with tears still running down her face a little bit, "Tha…Tha…Thank you. I sure hope this works." she says trying to hide her face so she doesn't embarrass herself in front of Dani and KeLyssa. She pops the advil in her mouth and takes a drink of the water and hands the glass back to Dani then heads back into the bathroom and closes the door behind her. She buries her face into her hands and cries a little harder.

Dani nods his head at KeLyssa's words before he looks back to the door as it opens, handing Celeste the pills and the glass of water. "We're here if you need us. Take the time you need and we'll be in the living room when and if you want to talk."

KeLyssa smiles at Celeste with kind eyes. She nods a little as she takes the advil. When she goes back in, she simply nods in what could seen as understanding. Calling through the door along with Dani, she says, "If ya need anythin', anythin' at all hun, let us know." She leaves it at that, giving Dani a nod toward the couch.

Celeste continues to cry into her hands and at this point she's wishing she didn't have this power at all. It's too much to bear, and it's causing way too much stress on her. She just wishes she was normal like her mother Used to be. That's also what is causing these horrible flashbacks. She walks out of the bathroom and goes to Dani and KeLyssa. "Okay, sorry about all of this. This flashbacks I'm having are really bad, and they are ALL about my past. You see about a week ago I got a phone call from my aunt and uncle. The news that they had for me was not good at all, actually it was the worst possible news I could have ever received. Well as it turns out, my mom died. Lately I've been wondering why my mom hasn't called me and now I know why. She died from a heart attack. It kills me because I was not the child someone would want. I was horrible, absolutely disgusting really. I was a very bad drug addict, constantly getting into fights with my mom, and doing things I shouldn't have been doing. That is why my mom sent me to live with my aunt and uncle because my mom couldn't handle me. My life didn't get any better, I had a meltdown and freaked, I considered suicide and was almost successful but my aunt and uncle stopped me. They sent me to a Psychiatric Hospital because I was insane. When I got out, that's when I finally started getting better. I started going to church and started drawing. That's when I decided to go to college to become a tattoo artist and moved out here when I was done. Sorry for causing you guys all this trouble. It's probably best if I go, so I don't burden you guys with all of this." she says to them as she finishes her story.

Dani nods his head as he looks to KeLyssa. "Yeah. Let's go sit." He says before he heads to the couch. He sits down and shakes his head slightly. "I feel bad for her. It's gotta be tough going through life with a power that you can't control." He looks at the computer screen. "I think this is why we need to find this Dr. Suresh's son. So that she can have as normal as a life as she can." He looks up at KeLyssa. "We need to find him." He looks back as the door opens and Celeste comes out. "It's okay. We all have our moments." He says, making room for her to sit down if she wants to. He listens as she explains everything and nods. "I know what you're going through. It's hard to loose someone. I had lost my entire family in one night because someone felt like taking their lives. So I know what you are going through."

KeLyssa sighs and nods, taking a seat there beside Dani on the couch. "It ain't easy at all, havin' a power. An ability. Ya know that, certainly." She rests her hand on his arm. "Sometimes ya just wish for a normal life. Somethin' away from all of this…confusion. All of this strange happenin's. Sometimes I wish I could not be like this, and that I could move back to Louisiana and act as if nothin' ever happened." She takes a deep breath in. "We'll find Suresh…I hope we do." She looks up as Celeste comes out and sha shakes her head. "Ya don't need to be sorry, hun." She says kindly. As she listens, she nods, not interrupting. When Celeste finishes, she stands up and looks her in the eyes, eyes glistening. "Ya ain't no burden, Celeste. Ya ain't and ya never will be. Ya are who ya are, and that is nothin' less than Dani decided to hire and nothin' less than I decided that I wanted to have as a friend, no matter what." She smiles at Celeste. "We want ya around. More'n anythin'."

Celeste smiles and hugs KeLyssa kind of a reaction for her, "Thank you so much. You don't know how much that really means to me." she says still smiling, "Dani get your ass over here to, this is a group hug." she says with a grin. "I'm so glad I have you guys, it makes everything so much easier for me. I don't know what I would do without you." she says looking at them, "I owe you guys so much though, you guys have helped me so much, I don't know how I could ever repay you guys." she says with a smile again.

Dani chuckles and moves over to join in the hug session. "I'm going to find this guy one way or another. Even if I have to go to all the sciency places, universities or any other place I can think of to find this guy."

KeLyssa smiles, hugging Celeste. "It ain't much, but it's the best we can do." She nods a little. "We gotta stick together, ya know? We ain't gunna leave each other in the dust now!"

Celeste giggles, "Yeah no doubt, It'd be like committing suicidal friendship in a way." she says smiling, "You can't just leave your friends." she says looking at the two of them, "So what have we found out so far about this doctor. I bet if we asked around and did certain searches on certain tags we could find him." she says with a hopeful look on her face.

Dani chuckles and nods. "Yeah. At least we don't have to form a suicide pact or anything like that." He says with a chuckle. "I think we should go ask around and see what we can find on this guy. See if we can find anyone that knows him and can lead us to him."

KeLyssa smiles a bit. "Well, I'll go 'bout askin' round the Secret Lair. I might be able to find some answers we need there." She says, nodding. "It's a long shot, but them regulars know a lot more'n they let on at times, I'm sure of it!"

Celeste nods, "I can do research on the computer and see if I can find anything. I can look up certain tags and maybe I'll find a little bit of something, and If I'm lucky I can find a website that can give me the exact info I need on the guy." she says looking at the two of them concentrating and thinking.

Dani nods his head and grins as he sits back. "I think between the three of us, we can search out this entire town." He looks around. I think we should get to work on this as soon as we can."

KeLyssa nods, smiling widely. "Well, I'm goin' to get to the Secret Lair b'fore it closes. There should still be a few people there. Ya'll goin' to be alright?" The question is mostly stated to Celeste.

Celeste nods, "Yeah I'll be fine now, I think it helped to tell you guys, I've Never told anyone, just be safe out there in those streets they can get pretty dangerous. " she says with a concerned look, "I'm serious. Be safe." she says to KeLyssa then turns to Dani, "Mind if I use your laptop for a quick sec I want to look at something?" she says looking at him.

Dani nods his head to KeLyssa. "Okay. I'll search more online tonight and I'll hit the streets tomorrow." He says before he looks to Celeste. "Yeah. go ahead. Help yourself." He says to her, standing so she can sit in front of the computer.

KeLyssa waves a little to Dani and Celeste and then she's outta there, closing the door quietly behind her.

Celeste smiles, "Thank you, I won't be long just want to see if I can find something real quick." she says getting in front of the computer and starts typing.

KeLyssa has left.

Dani nods his head before he heads to the fridge. "You want anything?" He asks as looks back at her. "Something to drink?"

Celeste nods, "Sure I'll take a water." she says turning and looking towards the kitchen. "So how have you been?" she asks him while on the computer.

Dani nods and heads into the kitchen, returning a moment later with two bottles of water, handing one to her before he sits down. "So, can I ask what you're looking for?"

Celeste takes the bottle of water and takes a drink, "I used to know this website where you could find anyones address and phone number, and I'm not talking yellow pages or phone books, but like ALL of their contact info. I had to use it to find my mom. I'm trying to find it again. But so far I'm not having any luck. I'm sure I'll find it eventually." she says looking at him with a grin.

Dani nods his head and grins. "Cool. Hopefully you'll be able to find something. I"m going to go make a couple phone calls and see if I can find something out."

Celeste nods, "I think I'm gonna head out anywayz, It's getting pretty late and those streets can be really bad, Hopefully I won't have a flashback on the way home and pass out, Thank you for letting me use your computer and thank you so much for listening." she gets up and hugs him before gathering her things.

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