â€’â€’â€’â€’Scene Four - The Kitchenâ€’â€’â€’â€’
Meanwhile, the other doctor in the house was making a drink for Mister Boddy. The counter was covered in an ice tray, a few bottles, a blender, and a syringe.
"The main thing to remember is you can't mix your medicine into, uh..."
"Hot liquids." Nurse Bluebell added
"Hot liquids, right!"
Rather, Nurse Bluebell was making a drink while Doctor Mandarin took most of the credit.
"Just add in the whole tray of ice, and..." Mandarin leaned in to Lillian. "The whole tray of ice, right? Right!"
With a few moments puree, they had prepared an appropriately orange drink for Mister Boddy, which they proceeded to pour into three fairly small glasses.
"Uh, the good thing about this is that either dairy or fruit will mask the taste of risperidone." Bluebell added. She injected a small amount of medicine into Mister Boddy's glass. "Since this recipe contains both, you shouldn't taste it. At least, I don't."
Nurse Bluebell took a small sip. Mister Boddy took a slightly larger sip. Doctor Mandarin chugged the glass back in a few seconds, and punctuated it with an exaggerated, "aaaaah!"
"That's real sweet." Florian winced a bit.
"Well, you need some more fructose in your diet!" Mandarin said.
Mrs. White would be frightening enough, just based on her tendency to appear in rooms without anyone noticing. But her seven foot stance, guttural voice, and uncharacteristic muscularity could make most people draw back in fear. This is precisely what the doctor and nurse did.
"But please close the door to the dining room while the kitchen is in use." Her attention fell strictly on Mandarin at this point. "It's rude to let guests have a clear view of the servant's stairs, sir."
"Of course, Mrs. White!" Said the doctor with his typical excitement. "Can you see if you can find a way to make Mister Boddy's drink-"
"I can handle a little sugar." Florian had finished his drink without anyone noticing. "Guests?"
"Professor Plum and Doctor Orchid, sir. The doctor is currently in a meeting with the lady."
Boddy gruffed in response. "Well, it's time for your morning exercise, Florian! Let's get to it!"
Mandarin excitedly lead Boddy and Bluebell out of the kitchen, and through the gallery. Mandarin kept his smile, but couldn't help but think about Doctor Orchid. "It's not the same one, right...?"
Mrs. White wasn't about to clean the kitchen. She had more pressing matters to attend to.