Madden leans against the doorway not wanting to get so close to someone so angry they're in tears. Women, he can dress as one but he'll never understand them. The girl goes on and on about the suicidal thought buzzing around in her head. She's obviously disturbed over that hot mess of an android. No female gets this upset over a guy unless she's slept with him. When she punches the heavy bag into the wall it makes his hair stand on end. For something so tiny he forgot how mighty she can be. She's come an awful long way from the scaredy girl he first stalked.
"Who needs the apocalypse when we got you?" He jokes. "I don't know what you're getting so worked up over. If I were you I'd enjoy life with that hotness as much as I can before I wither away and die. Don't be a pathetic Polly."
"Fight me," now her saying that catches his attention. "You're infected aren't you? I'm guessing you could be as strong as me. Which means you don't break easy. Fight. Me."
"Bitches be crazy." He declines. "I'm not about to go all gross Hulk on you. Besides I'm still recovering I don't even know if I can nor do I want to. My virus is my own it's tapered to my DNA so it doesn't act like your mess."
Rolling her eyes at his cowardly response she lets up on him. She introduces herself which is pointless because he's known her name from the start. Why hasn't she figured that out yet?
"Names Madden Hoften. Code name Mad Cat for obvious reasons." This is enough to finally get some help in finding something to eat. Juliet tears into her apple while he picks a large plate of whatever grub on the assembly line. "So...you and the android what's the deal there? Is it serious?" He inquires like a school girl trying to scam is she can take her besties boyfriend.
Her explanation is hesitant but understandable. If his man pulled a Houdini on him he'd be curious, but NOT this hurt. Teenage girls, the original drama queens, are worse than the contestants at a drag show. He knows she's not serious about going back to a test tube.
"What the hell the scientists do to you to end up spliced with a cat? That seems way more fun than the things I've been put through. Heck what I would like to know is what exactly the purpose for human animal splicing even was. I mean at least I know my situation was to create super humans. You... The hell is your background?" She laughs.
Madden can't tell if she's insulting him or just being dumb. His ears go back a bit as his existence he never doubts is an awesome feat. "You do know that they've been creating babies in test tubes for decades now trying to ween out inferior human attributes. You're not THAT unique." His taps her back. "Anyways, the human splicing project is to do the same type shit but instead of just another human you have everything more of the other animal species." He tries to simplify it. "I've been a professional thief and assassin since I was a kid. Amplifying my abilities only made sense so I volunteered for the project after finding out the confidential information I stole from the Pharmacy." He stabs the piece of what he assumes is chicken. "It was more painful than you can ever imagine. I think being tortured in hell would be kinder, but I look on the bright side. If I could survive that I can withstand anything. In the end I'm very fucking awesome." He gives her a Cheshire cat grin. "Besides you know I'm TOO
This seems to put a real smile on her face. She may not like him but he's starting to warm up to this kinda adorable teen. "Not many people to relate to being a science experiment."
Juliet's name is buzzed over the P.A. system by Gedra she sounds impatient.
"Does that bitch ever not sound like a boring ass college physics teacher? For real she needs to get laid." Madden insultingly jokes.
As Gedra goes over her scans the phone rings. Yet another annoying distraction. "What?" She blandly answers the phone. "Juliet? Who is this and what do want?" After Corie's explanation she buzzes over the system to find her.