Rygel lies under a shiny blanket in an observation room; Talnell and Jenek watch him carefully, along with Karohm the Kalish and Sikozu. Jenek is protesting loudly, of course, about being kept at the way station, and Talnell tries to get shirty with him and says it's the laws of the Scarran Hierarchy so whatever. Jenek stares at Rygel and asks if they're any evidence that the Dermafollica is trouble; he says not yet but that he's gotta err on the side of caution. "I'm unfamiliar with Hynerian Dermafollica," he admits, but says he's getting info from a medical database at Simstef -- which Karohm catches for him. Jenek watches and takes a Bird of Paradise blossom from a dish on Talnell's desk, biting it irritably. Jenek is so, so beautiful -- almost as lovely as the Emperor himself -- I don't remember seeing this many close-ups of him last week. "I've also sent out a request for all...doctors or healers with any knowledge of the disease," Karohm says, and the clearly wiggin' Talnell says it's not usual protocol, but this time it's a good idea. Jenek continues to eat blossoms, distractedly, and Karohm thanks Sikozu for suggesting the APB. She continues to be 100% adorable.
Chiana chats up another young Kalish in the commons, not as good-looking as the other one but clever and friendly. They laugh about how paranoid everybody's being about "a few germs," and how a stiff drink should kill anything anyway. They head for a table, giggling and flirting, as Noranti and D'Argo enter. Talnell appears and welcomes her; she introduces herself and D'Argo as "Utu-Noranti Pralatong, Alleviator and Healer" and her "personal assistant." She tells D'Argo to stay put while she checks on the Hynerian and D'Argo gives a grumpy but believable "Yes, Healer." Talnell's like, "A Luxan? Assistant?" And she says yes: "Luxans make fine pilots, exceptional bodyguards and superlative lovers." She laughs, he looks like he just got some Dermafollica of the barfer.