"You weren't disturbing me. I was put in some new shows, so-" He shrugged as if the rest of the sentence did not need to be said, but could be understood in context. Orion dropped his gaze. He had heard about how overworked she had been, being the only real doctor on staff. Medics and nurses came and went, but no one had the degree of education she did.
"Uh, I don't know, honestly." He put the fire poi out with his hand and set it aside to sit on a stool close by. "Baba Violette told me that the vultures that have our form is actually that bird mimicking...us." Orion hated calling out his own species. To say Phoenix out loud in an environment brimming with Fae felt sickening to him. Not that it had not been said out loud previously.
"They are naturally white and cover themselves in red clay. So maybe one of your people could take on the vulture shape." He managed a shy grin at the concept.