Maybe if he didn’t look at Ivo’s face, he would save himself the stress and walk away with a calm demeanor for once. Just breathe.
"Name one thing that he’s done that has contributed to anything that didn’t end in explosions or mental trauma." The tone in his voice indicated that his previous precautions were moot. Finitevus pinched the bridge of his muzzle, something he often did when talking to Ivo. “I swear to Ista, if my fur wasn’t white already...”
The strange sensation of an added limb is what made him look up to Ivo then to his arm. He rolled his shoulder and then flexed his fingers. This would do.
Finitevus then stared at Ivo, frowning thinly, choosing not to comment on something like that. He could go a lifetime without running into some sort of freak golem Cubot, of all things, created. He sincerely hoped Ivo’s joke was true.
“I am trying to reanimate the dead.” Perhaps Ivo wanted more detail. “I want to see if I can reanimate what they were before their life had ended.”
His demeanor quickly changed to something much more serious. Ivo’s grin had faltered at the thought, but no doubt would this research benefit him. After all, he had been toiling away his free time in a desperate bid to synthesize a life-prolonging formula. “I will assist you, then. As for Cubot, that isn’t important. He’s just an idiot in need of touch-ups.” He said with a faintly returning smile. He didn’t try thinking of an answer beyond that, he knew Cubot’s antics all too well to name any positives off the top of his head.
In truth he didn’t care. He was more interested in the research.
"It’s funny you should choose such an idea. I, too, had tried resurrecting the dead. A long time ago.
It didn’t work in the slightest as you can probably imagine." As was obvious by his already darkened expression. Thinking about it never helped. "I’m assuming you have the body cyrogenically frozen or well-preserved? Have you considered using robotics?" Ivo leaned forward. Ah Chaos, how he always wanted to play god. The very idea was both thrilling and terrifying; his original schematics relied very strongly in replacing and rebuilding the host body from the inside out. A cyborg, rather than an actual ‘zombie’. Ivo knew Finitevus’ plans didn’t involve such a technological reliance, but he figured it safe to ask.
"It’s tricky to do as you wish, you know. The only time I came close the subject was a complete amnesiac."