A soft smile, full lips splitting apart to show a perfect row of pearly whites, dimples adorning the corners of her lips appeared as soon as Matsu’s voice had hit her ears. Her comment about Jacob was the reasoning behind it and Imogen found herself glad that the woman who occupied the room with her had a soft spot for him.
Her head turned in the direction of Matsu, taking a moment to use what she had been practicing at the Asylum. Reaching out lightly with her mind, Imogen used the Force to get an idea of what was in her immediate space. While she could no longer see with her eyes, she still had the Force to get a rough idea of the life, and other objects within her environment - it was just taking some time to get used to.
Imogen had hoped with time, it would grow stronger - and if Jacob’s reassurances were anything to go by she was sure it would.
“It is no problem, Matsu. I appreciate the invitation. When I first met Jacob, I would bug him inccessantly to tell me of his past, and he had only praise to say of you.”
Imogen allowed the woman to assist her towards where a set of chairs were, all the while lightly reaching out with her mind, a general layout of the room appearing in her mind. She was sure Matsu could feel her reaching out with the Force, and found herself curious if Jacob had mentioned to Matsu beforehand of her condition. If not, she was sure her eyes were quite the surprise.
Her question hadn’t gone unanswered long, as the next thing Matsu had brought up was her blindness.
She couldn’t help but laugh - sure, to some it might be considered rude, something you shouldn’t ask unless it was brought up by the person themselves. But, Imogen wasn’t much for customs or what was or was not considered rude. She tended to take things at face value.
Maybe it was because of where she grew up, or maybe it was because she generally tended to only really interact with those at the Asylum, or in shops she liked to frequent throughout Maena.
Regardless, she had laughed - the sound ringing through the air, light and without any malice or ill regards towards Matsu’s question. “No, no.. this was due to an accident. A little over two months ago. We were testing the effects of an experimental drug Jacob had been working on. It was meant increase an overwhelming sense of fear. Which, I suppose in hindsight, it did. I was having hallucinations, used the Force to try and stop it and the building I was in ended up going up in flames. For some reason, we are still trying to determine, the drugs centered around my eyes and I ended up losing my sight.”
She paused, allowing everything she had just said to sink in, before she continued. “He feels terrible about it, tries to hide it but I can tell. He shouldn’t though, I was just as agreeing to it as he was.”
“It’s something I have been curious in actually.. Mentalism. Hallucinations and the like."