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New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 1, 2007, 1:24am

New Mutants #128 - Back To Classes
$2.99

Its back to classes for our mutant students. Will they overcome the dreaded hypotenuse when it is unleashed?

Written by: Frank Miller
Guest Penciled by: Alex Ross

On sale Thursday.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 7, 2007, 10:51am

((Starting noonish.))


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marianne "Lucifer" Thorley on Jun 7, 2007, 10:53am

[Ya had ta pick Thursday, didn'tcha ? I'll be missing this one, too >_>.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 10:58am

«You are becoming our new Vigour. I am here, Rogue is not. I can play as Sam or Manny or whoever you want. ::shrug::»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marianne "Lucifer" Thorley on Jun 7, 2007, 11:00am

[Vigour?

At any rate, I'm usually around for some of it. I won't be for any of it today ;_;. I should be good for any time after this week, though.

Should.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 11:01am

«Original member of the team…best known for whining after every mission that he missed the mission»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marianne "Lucifer" Thorley on Jun 7, 2007, 11:05am

[Hey now, I've got one over him. I whine before the mission, too .]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 11:10am

«Here.»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 7, 2007, 12:01pm

((…Okay…so…

Damien, Marisol, and…Sam? Alright….we'll start in two minutes.))


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 12:02pm

[Here too]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marianne "Lucifer" Thorley on Jun 7, 2007, 12:03pm

[I did say that I wasn't going to be here .

But if we're starting now, I'll be around for about an hour, so yeah, check me in.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 7, 2007, 12:11pm

The Where: Classroom #217

The What: Algebra

The Who: The New Mutants and Scott Summers at the edge of his endurance for students that can't answer the problems. He is currently trying to get an answer for:

The Question: In a 30-60-90 degree triangle, with the adjacent side 6 cm long, and the opposite side 4 cm high, what is the length of the hypotenuse?

((Hey, Phase DID raise a good point about the NM last mission. Thus, no murders to investigate! Just edumacation))


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 12:12pm

Sam is looking at his students hoping one of them will jump in with an answer. He wouldn't admit it, but he has no idea…math was never his best subject…


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:15pm

Oh, for the love of god. 7.2. Just… *sigh*. SOMEONE say it.

Hey, maths isn't fun. Don't be like that!

Shut up, Ghost. You remember that thing we were doing where you weren't talking? Let's do that thing again.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 12:19pm

Hate math….hate math….hate math….

Lex glances up at Scott before looking away again.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:20pm

Rowdy reluctantly raises his hand.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:20pm

Marisol considered herself a decent student. It's not that she was especially smart, she just studied diligently and always did her homework. It was hard to have trouble with anything when one gave it effort.

Currently, she was sitting in her seat quietly and drawing circles around the answer she had gotten. It was probably correct, but it wasn't if she was going to speak up…


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:21pm

Scott looks around the room again, seeing someone (albeit a robot) raise his/its hand.

"Yes, Rowdy?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:22pm

"Instructor Summers, the answer you are seeking is 7.211102551. I can carry it out further, if you would like. I calculated the answer instantly, however I thought it best to give the flesh-bound students in your class time to find the answer on their own."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:24pm

"I'm not flesh," muttered Marisol absent-mindedly and started doing a random question from her textbook.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:25pm

"Correct. Thank you Rowdy."

Scott looks around the class one more time.

"I never thought I'd have to say this, yet again, but you can't always expect to have an artificial intelligence around to answer any technical questions you might have."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 12:25pm

Zephyr…sleeps. Next to Marisol, of course. Luckily, he's mastered the art of sleeping with his eyes open, and merely appears to be looking into blank space. But, there is a slight snoring.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:25pm

I stare out of the window.

Want out?

God, yes. I think I'm going to go catatonic from boredom.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:26pm

"Forgive me, Student Marisol. Perhaps "organic" would have been a more appropriate word."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:26pm

"Instructor Summers, I should note that Student Marisol has the correct answer circled on her paper."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 12:27pm

"Fuckin show off robot…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:28pm

[Bullshit Lex: BULLSHIT!]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 12:30pm

"…Marisol…handcuffs…for me?…okay, if you want…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:31pm

As Scott starts to reply the door opens with a faint squeak of the hinges. Something the size of a baseball, but made of metal rolls in with a metallic clank. There are faint other clanks down the hall, indicating that something similiar rolled into the other classes.

After a few seconds, the ball flashes with a blue light, much like a flashbulb on a camera…and then just harmlessly stays there in the same spot.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:31pm

[::).]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 12:32pm

«Last, that is quit possibly the funniest thing you've typed in a long time. XD»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:32pm

Marisol blushed and glanced around, then settled her gaze on the entering orb. She was thankful for the distraction.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:32pm

Scott frowns.

"No. I've never seen them before. Sam, this something of yours?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 12:32pm

Sam bends down to look at the object, "Stay back guys…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:33pm

[Wrong account, Rowdy.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 12:34pm

"Can't we ever have a NORMAL class?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:34pm

"Lovely."

At least it's not maths.

… Fine, you get that one.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 12:34pm

I wake up with a bit of a start, noticing the metal ball. "Huh? What I miss?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:35pm

"We're being attacked by invaders from beyond."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 12:35pm

Blind abruptly materializes behind a desk next to the window.

"…..hmph. Need to stop being so easily distracted."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:36pm

"Nobody is expendable Rowdy. But, if you want, pick it up. Be careful though."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:36pm

"Instructors Summers and Guthrie, I would like to request permission to inspect the object. If they are dangerous, I am the one most expendable."

Rowdy trundles over to inspect the object.

«Oh, like any of you were surprised.»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 12:37pm

I, as usual, am totally freaked by Blind's appearance and leap out of my seat. Have to get used to that.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:37pm

[Well, obviously I wasn't, but it's the principle of the matter .]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:38pm

Marisol slipped her hand in Zephyr's to comfort and calm him, but kept her gaze on the orb.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:38pm

«Worst kept "secret" ever »


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Laynia "Darkstar" Petrovna on Jun 7, 2007, 12:40pm

[No. No, it really isn't.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:41pm

Rowdy finds, when he inspects it, a metal ball, the size of a baseball. Around its middle is a ring of blue glass. He surmises whatever caused the flash came from the bulbs behind the glass.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 12:41pm

Siamko blinks.

Yes, his eyes flutter open.

"……well. This is very strange."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:42pm

"Curious." Rowdy picks up the ball and inspects the glass more closely.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:44pm

Scott speaks up. "What is it, Rowdy?"

Rowdy can see, with focusing his optics, a ton of circuitry in the upper and lower half of the sphere. For what purpose? Its hard to tell.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:45pm

"Um… Maybe we should try to see where it came from?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:45pm

"I cannot say at the moment. There is a great deal of circutry in this sphere, but I cannot as yet determine the function of the object. If I could be supplied with tools, I will go outside and examine the inner workings more carefully."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:46pm

Scott nods to Marisol.

"Good point. Sam, watch over them, I'll go check on the other classes."

Scott leaves the class.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:47pm

"Ooooooooooooooooooooor… we could move away from it, and then he could do that. It just seems more prudent."

That said, I don't actually bother to move.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:47pm

"Yes, Student Damien. I was intending to go far out onto the mansion grounds, so as to limit any possible dangers to you and your peers."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 12:47pm

"A mutant nullifier. At least, that is how it seems to have affected me."

Blind waves his fingers in front of his eyes curiously.

"I can see."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:49pm

"Huh."

I turn to face Blind.

"I thought you were actually blind?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 12:53pm

Mutant nullifier, huh? I try and give my wind powers a shot. I'm not a mutant, exactly, but that might not make a difference.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 12:53pm

As Blind has stated, everyone (outside of the Cyborg Sam, and Rowdy) seems to be just human. Oh, the humanity! (to use the right word)


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 12:54pm

It's fairly irritating that I have no idea whether or not it IS a nullifier as far as personal experience goes… seeing as I don't have any powers.

So I just sigh, sit back down, prop my chin up with my fist, and wait.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 12:55pm

Marisol felt quite weird.

It started with a wave of dizziness, and the feeling of something warm inside her body. She had something shifting inside her briefly, but she nothing seemed different somehow… The fact that she couldn't quite explain how betrayed that something was wrong. She ALWAYS knew her body's shape and volume and everything else.

Right now… She didn't.

She started at her hands with a confused expression and tried to change. It didn't work… which was all the more confusing. This wasn't what was supposed to happen if she lost her powers. And she still looked like she had before: white and gray, like Zephyr. Her clothes had suddenly separated from her body, keeping their shape on her somehow.

All the same… a slight smile formed on her face.

"Yes…" she whispered.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 12:59pm

"Interesting. Instructor Guthrie, I request your permission to destroy the object. Perhaps it would negate the nullification effects."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:01pm

Marisol felt a mild stab of panic. Whatever was going on, she didn't want it to stop. She stood up and held out her arm warningly.

"Uh… let's not be too hasty…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:01pm

Wait…if our powers are off, then…Marisol!

I turn around, expecting to see her naked and reformed back to her 'real' self, but…she's not. I can feel a slight difference in the wind, I can tell that her clothes are real now, but… "How?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:02pm

"Ah, yes. I now see a possible error in this plan. Carefully dismantalling the object, while keeping it functional, might allow for greater opportunities to study how it works and how it achieves its effects. Very good thinking, Student Marisol."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:03pm

((Ah. Missed the last Zephyr post on the other page.))

Zephyr…can't make anything happen.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:03pm

"Uh… maybe."

Did nobody really understand what she wanted there? She turned towards Zephyr, having a hard time not jumping with joy.

"I don't know…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 1:03pm

I sit at my desk staring blankly at Rowdy. I know I should care about this, should wonder who did it, why, what else they're planning, what their means are, where they are right now and about a dozen other things, but for some reason… I just- can't- bring myself to care.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:05pm

"……as interesting as this is, I sincerely doubt whoever did this had our best interests in mind."

Siamko glances out the window again. The sound of the distant mugging that had held him fascinated, gone.

Peaceful. Yet somewhat empty.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:07pm

I can tell she's happy, and if she's happy, I'm happy, but at the same time…I really like flying. A lot. If I can't do it anymore, it kind of feels like something's taken from me…but I'll endure.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:12pm

As the New Mutants (or should it be the New Humans now?) take stock of their situation, they realize…they can't hear anything else. The only sounds coming from around, are their class. The other classes…are silent.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 1:12pm

Sigh.

"We're going to have to go check that out, aren't we?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:13pm

"Maybe we should take a look around? Where did Mr. Summers go?"

She could manage a little concern, but she still felt too… excited.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:13pm

"This silence is disturbing. I will go and examine the situation, as I am the most capable, at the moment, of dealing with a threat." Rowdy begins to trundle off toward the other classrooms.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 1:13pm

[And you can expect me to drop out any moment now.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:13pm

Okay…weird.

"It's too quiet. Way too quiet…" I stand up, heading for the door. "I'm going to check it out, be right back." I walk out, making sure to be a little stealthy, and head for the nearest class to peek inside.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:14pm

"What he said."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:15pm

Anyone that goes to look at the other classes, finds the students are all slumped over their desks. Alive, but not awake.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:15pm

"Be careful, Zephyr…"

Part of her told her she was now defenseless and completely useless for the team. She couldn't do anything. But on the other hand… She was human, flesh and blood, and still looked as beautiful as ever. At another moment, she'd have felt conflicted about permanently being in her fake appearance, but not right now. It didn't matter… She was human.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:18pm

"Curious." Rowdy examines the students further, in an attempt to find out why they're asleep but the New Mutants are not.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:18pm

In a decidedly awkward moment, Blind finds walking about without a preternatural sense of guidance to be enough of a change to make him stumble into a desk. Then instinctively goes to null the pain in his knee, only to find that he can't.

"……I have decided that I dislike this game."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:19pm

"I do," muttered Marisol to herself.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:20pm

As far as Rowdy can find, they all just….fell asleep. He finds another globe in the class, all but identical to the last one.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:21pm

Rowdy returns to the New Mutants. "The other students are still quite alive, however, the effects of the objects have had the additional effect of putting them to sleep. It is most puzzling."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:21pm

"What about the teachers?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:22pm

"They also appeared to be asleep. None of them stirred when I was examining the students, at the very least."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:23pm

"Yeah, puzzling is the right word, I think…too weird. If this is some sort of attack, it's a real lazy one."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:23pm

Rowdy would have noted the teacher also asleep at his desk. Scott was nowhere to be seen.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:25pm

"I should also note that Instructor Summers was no where to be found."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rowdy on Jun 7, 2007, 1:28pm

«Damn…I forgot I had class (damned summer schedule). I'll be back at 3»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:31pm

"Could this be a distraction since…you know…nothing is happening?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:32pm

"That seems likely. If we were the targets of attack, wouldn't we have been attacked by now?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:36pm

Lex's idea seems more and more plausable, as nothing continues to happen.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:36pm

"Well, we're not going to get anything accomplished by sitting on our hands." I turn back to the door. "I say we split up and look around. See if the whole mansion's messed up."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:37pm

"I'm with you," said Marisol quickly and scurried over to Zephyr.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:38pm

And, as these things tend to go, Jean Grey and Professor Xavier walk (or roll) by right then.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:39pm

"Huh…mission accomplished." I pop out of the room. "Hey, Professor X, Ms. Grey, what's going on?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:39pm

"What the fuck!?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:41pm

They continue on, talking to each other about the students, and other teacher type things. They don't seem to have even noticed the New Mutants. Or the knocked out students.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:42pm

"Oh this is reeeeaal good."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:42pm

"Hey! Hey!" I run over to Ms. Grey and tap her on the shoulder, trying to get her attention.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 7, 2007, 1:43pm

They…continue on. They don't seem to have even noticed the contact.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 1:44pm

«Recap please!»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Jun 7, 2007, 1:45pm

((The class had the globe'o'nullification go off, and nobody has powers, other than the mechanical power of Sam's limbs and Rowdy. The other classrooms also got flashed, but the students are asleep.

Jean and Xavier just went by, and didn't even notice any of them, despite the NM's efforts.))


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:45pm

"…..hmph. What are the odds that device transported us into a sort of parallel dimension? We would seem to be as ghosts."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:45pm

«We have no powers, all the other students are asleep. Jean and Xavier are completely ignoring us.»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 1:46pm

"That might be a problem…."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:46pm

All right, more aggressive - I PUNCH Miss Grey. Getting a little riled up now.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 1:46pm

«Dude, I totally get to bang Michelle Forbes! Ro was hot!»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:47pm

Jean stumbles, looking around, then back at the professor.

"Sorry Professor. I must have tripped." They continue.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:49pm

"Yeah, I'm thinking the ghost thing is a possibility." I pause for a moment. "Say, what happened to Lady Mastermind?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:49pm

"Yes, Zephyr, assualt the staff. Way to go."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:49pm

"Thanks, Lex. I was inspired by all the times you attacked your teammates."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:51pm

"Hey, I can assault the staff to."

Lex knocks Xavier's chair over.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:52pm

"Let's not go overboard…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 1:53pm

Xavier goes down. His chair tips, and he spills out onto the floor.

Jean looks around to make sure nobody saw, and uses her telekinesis to straighten the chair, and put him back in.

"Professor! Your chair must have its tire broken. Lets go to the lab, and have Hank fix it."

She continues to levitate the chair so it doesn't fall over again (only a few centimeters off the ground), and they head for the elevator.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:55pm

"He could have been hurt, you know."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 1:55pm

"…..so, yes. We are all powerless ghosts, able to somewhat affect the world but do nothing of importance. Where do we go from here?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 1:56pm

Lex glares at Marisol.

"He's fine."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 1:57pm

"He might not have been. He's paraplegic, you know. And maybe we could find a pen and try to write on a wall?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 1:57pm

"I guess we try and get their attention. I mean, if we can still affect the world, we can still do stuff like type on a keyboard, spraypaint the wall, whatever. Make them realize what's going on."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 1:57pm

Sam shakes his head, "Did you guys all just go nuts while I was gone?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:03pm

Lex glances at Sam.

"I wasn't crazy before? Aww, thanks Sam."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:05pm

The New Mutants have been depowered.

The other students are asleep.

Professor X and Jean Grey went by, and didn't even notice the New Humans.

Whatever will they do now?


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:05pm

"Crazy? Maybe…but I didn't think you were dumb enough to try tossing the Professor on the ground." Sam is trying to scowl, but it is pretty he's trying to force himself not to smile.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:10pm

Marisol frowned.
"This really isn't funny. He's disabled…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:11pm

Lex bursts out laughing.

"Yeah, it was a good idea."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:13pm

Marisol sighed and turned away from him.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:14pm

The elevator at the end of the hall opens with a 'ding'. Inside…is a squirrel of Doom. Damien's favorite animal. Infact, it looks to be almost the same one as last time.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:14pm

Sam turns to Zeph Don't laugh, it's not funny. Don't laugh…don't laugh , "You were asking about Lady Mastermind? We had to move her back into her cell under guard. Some of your teammates got a little overly eager to question here. The professor seems to have sent them off with Rogue though…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Jun 7, 2007, 2:15pm

"…..and judging by our friend in the elevator, it would seem she has escaped."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 2:16pm

"Any chance that she got out? Or that she was never there in the first place?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:16pm

«All I can imagine is Sam trying to be this hard leader, and every time he imagines Xavier falling on the floor, he can't help but think of the many, many times Xavier would have yelled at the original NM for breaking curfew…»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:16pm

As Sam gives his wise words…the squirrel looks at Zephyr, and shakes its paw at Zephyr, classic villain style as the doors close infront of it again.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:16pm

Marisol suddenly felt very… afraid.
"You're… saying this could all be an illusion?" she quietly asked.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:16pm

Sam sighes, "Over the years, if I've learned anything it's anything can happen around this place. We should probably go down and check on her…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:19pm

"Yes, I think we've all learned that anything can happened here."

Lex sighs as he remembers all the good times, the attack on the mansion.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 2:22pm

"Yeah, it just might be…" I turn to Marisol, shake my head. "Come on, we might as well follow the evil squirrel. Probably a trap, but…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:23pm

Marisol swallowed grimly.
"But… it feels so real…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:26pm

Sam shepards the New Mutants down to the cell. Soon, everyone is standing infront of the door to Regan Wyngarde's cell.

Who will brave…the doorknob…of doom?


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:26pm

Sam smiles at Marisol, "It's okay, we'll get this all sorted out, I promise!"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:27pm

Lex opens the door.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:27pm

«I would say that Rowdy open the door. The rest of us are a little squishy at the moment. Or not. Damn, and I always liked Lex…»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:28pm

Sam moves to try and protect Lex, "Careful, Lex!"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:29pm

The door…swings open.

Regan sits at the table. When the door opens, she looks up and glares at the New Mutants.

"What do you want?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:30pm

Lex looks from Sam to Regan.

"Dude, it was a door."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:30pm

Sam walks across the room and starts to look at her, "Hmmm…." He pokes her side.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:31pm

"Hey!" She slaps Sam's hand away.

Thats when the 'click' that everyone recognizes from guns on TV comes into play.

Behind the new mutants are two men, looking like a SWAT team without their gear saying SWAT anywhere.

"Nobody move!"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:33pm

"How the fuck do they get into the Telepath's school? Seriously, security here blows."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 2:33pm

I…don't move.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:34pm

Sam turns to the SWAT guys, "About time you got here!" He says confidently, "I thought I was going to miss the whole thing…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:35pm

Regan arches a brow.

"Someone explain why you brought soldiers to my cell."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:35pm

"This isn't real, is it?" muttered Marisol hoarsely, and raised her hands to look at them. "I'm not…"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:38pm

«::taps foot impatiently::»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:40pm

The SWAT-esque guys look at Sam incredulously. "Give us the prisoner. Slowly"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:41pm

Sam nods, "Sure…no problem, I'll just…" Sam flings himself at the nearest "SWAT" slamming his metal arm across the guys chest, "TAKE EM DOWN!! AND MAKE SURE SHE DOESN'T EVEN TRY TO MOVE!"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:43pm

Lex goes for the other SWAT guy, tackling him into the wall.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:43pm

Regan doesn't move.

Sam's actions take them completely by suprise. They sure didn't expect a metal arm. The one that Sam hit goes flying. The other fires at Sam, but has worse aim than a stormtrooper, missing completely.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:44pm

Lex tackles #2 solidly, both of them going down.

Lady Mastermind still looks confused.

"What is GOING ON HERE?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:45pm

Lex starts punching the SWAT guy and smashing his head against the wall.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 2:45pm

Marisol ran up to Lady Mastermind and tackled her from across the table. She wasn't sure why.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 2:45pm

I move in front of Marisol, ready to attack anyone who gets close. "Stay behind me."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:47pm

Sam grabs the other one, pinning him to the ground, "How did you get in here?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:48pm

Lex beats on one, until he goes limp and unconcious.

"Ack! Hey, get off!" Marisol has Lady Mastermind pinned fairly nicely, having taken her by complete suprise.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:48pm

Sam look at the others with a smile, "Nice work, Lex and Marisol! So tell me fella! Did my kids hire you to get them out of class early!"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:49pm

The one Sam is holding doesn't answer. But from the way they came, someone does.

"I brought them."

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Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:49pm

Lex takes the SWAT guy's gun and gets up.

He goes over to where Marisol has Lady Mastermind pinned and pits the barrel up to her cheek.

"No moving, play nice."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:51pm

Regan doesn't move as Lex holds the gun close, but the new arrival (with a gun in hand) does.

"Please, don't shoot my sister yet. I have some questions first." She seems more amused than actually caring about Regan's well being.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:53pm

Lex hits Lady Mastermind with the butt of the gun, hard. He then points it at the new arrival.

"Who the fuck are you?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:54pm

"Mastermind, to you. Now, stop hitting my sister, hand her over, and we all just go away."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:55pm

"Yeah, you can go to Hell."

Lex keeps the gun pointed at Mastermind.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Armando "Army" Rosewell on Jun 7, 2007, 2:55pm

[Off to work. You cats have fun!]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:57pm

Mastermind rolls her eyes…and Lex is left holding a walkie-talkie.

"Now, thats enough."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 2:57pm

Sam says, "Hey, look. I'd be thrilled to get rid of her, but I'm not all that sure I trust you lady."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 2:59pm

"Oh fuck you."

He drops the walkie talkie and glances at Sam, carefully motioning to Mastermind with his eyes.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 2:59pm

"Does it matter if you trust me? Just give me her, and you won't ever have to hear about either of us again"

Regan, after Lex's hit, only manages to mumble, with a slur. "Help meee."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 3:01pm

Marisol, while still lying on top of Lady Mastermind angrily, was also rather conflicted.

By now, she was pretty sure their current states were unreal. One of the two must have been doing it. But… she didn't want it to be just an illusion. Like this, as fully human, she was finally complete. She wasn't a disgusting freak. She could live like she wanted to. She could have babies… It would have been so much better if she remained like this.

But then again, she did want to squish whoever was responsible for doing this to her. It was a lie - she had been given hope and then had it removed. She wanted someone to pay. If it was an illusion, then she must still have had her "real" body… but how could she use it?


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 3:02pm

Sam shakes his head, "I'm afraid that it don't work like that. This girl's caused us nothing but headaches, and so far, you ain't giving us much else."

Sam catches Lex's eye, and gives a quick little nod.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:04pm

"Alright look, you can have her. Marisol…give her to the evil bitch Lady."

Lex motions for Marisol to get off of Lady Mastermind. Then he rushes Mastermind, intending to slam her into the wall.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:04pm

"Hmm. Well, I suppose there isn't any way to reason with you then. Are you certain we can't solve this …relatively…peacefully?" She looks at her two guards as she says relatively.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 3:06pm

Sam curses under his breath, Lex had moved quicker than he expected.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:06pm

Lex closes the distance between the two of them. Mastermind fires a shot, which misses, and hits Sam in the metal knee, and bounces off. She starts to sidestep as Lex slams into her, only getting part of the way out of the way, both of them hitting the wall somewhat hard.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by K'lar on Jun 7, 2007, 3:10pm

Sam winces. I hope that didn't break anything.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:11pm

Lex manages to shake it off grabs at Mastermind's gun. With his other hand, he attempts to do what he did to the guard and smash her head into the wall.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 3:13pm

Marisol didn't look up. She was concentrating.

Her body had to be right there. She was in it. And that meant she should still have had access to her powers. So she tried, with all her might, to make them work. It didn't matter what. Since, for the moment, she wanted to see what was going on behind her, she would have settled for a pair of eyes on her back.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:14pm

Lex grabs the gun, and starts pulling it away from her by the barrel, as she grips handle. Lex's other hand slams her head into wall. By reflex…she fires. Then there is a flash of light as the bullet is fired, and rips through Lex's side. She's more than slightly dazed now though.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:16pm

"FUCK!"

Lex grabs his side as he pushes himself up.

"I…hate…getting shot…."

He kicks her in the mouth.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:17pm

Marisol can see! Hurray!

Mastermind's head rolls to the side with the kick. She blindly waves the gun around to get a target.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 7, 2007, 3:19pm

Beautiful, sweet confirmation.

The ugly truth…

Marisol tried to go further. Slowly, she extended her face and head and neck from her back, until it looked like her torso branched in two at the waist. She extended the copy to block Mastermind's shots and wrap around her.

«BRB.»


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:21pm

Another of Mastermind's shots goes for Sam, changing its flight just enough to make him suspect someone put magnets in his new limbs.

The other shots are solidly absorbed by the Marisol-shield.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:25pm

Mastermind gets up, one hand using the wall as a support, one lip already swelling.

"You miserable kids. You couldn't make this easy, could you?"


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 3:26pm

Don't do it.

Hey, it's not like I wanted to.

"You know…" I start, taking a breath that could easily be confused with a sigh, "… I knew today wasn't going to be a good day. I did. But I still thought it could, at the least, be a nice, boring, uneventful day."

I open my one, normal looking holster that I've been carrying around ever since getting shot. Pulling a gun out, I level it at her head.

"I try to be civil. I do. But you just don't make it easy, do you? Now… I'm not that good a shot. In fact, I've never even fired a gun in any real situation. But I'll bet that at this range, I'll hit something. You want a part of that bet?"

You know, for someone who hates guns as much as you do, you don't seem to have much of an aversion to using one.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:27pm

"Fuck you, you came into our school and tried to take our prisoner."

Lex, upon seeing Marisol use her powers, attempts to set Mastermind's shirt on fire.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 3:27pm

[I just jumped in, so I actually have no idea where I'm meant to be. As a result, if that's out of line, obviously, call me on it.]


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:30pm

Mastermind glares.

"You can't possibly care what happens to her that much." When her shirt catches on fire, she simply takes it off, keeping the gun in hand and pointed at all times.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:32pm

Really hate doing this…

Lex starts focusing on heating up her blood. He doesn't want to kill her, so it's only enough to hopefully knock her out.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 3:32pm

"Shut up."

I step right in front of her.

"Me? Bullet-proof. You? Doubt it. Drop the gun."


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:33pm

Mastermind (Sweating from heat) drops the gun.

Lex begins to feel his blood get hot, even as he heats hers. And his is heating faster.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 3:36pm

I punch her across the jaw. Hard.

"You had that coming."

You just punched a woman.

She REALLY had that coming.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:36pm

Down she goes! Lex's feeling of heat dissipates.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Protoman on Jun 7, 2007, 3:37pm

Hot…so hot…no. I don't feel heat, it's this bitches illusions. Has to be. Ignore it.

Lex ignores it and…then she passes out.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:39pm

Both Mastermind and Lady Mastermind are down, Lex has been shot, and Marisol has had her greatest dream torn away. And Sam is wondering if his limbs will stick to the fridge now.

All in all…

Pretty normal day.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Risk on Jun 7, 2007, 3:42pm

Don't shoot her.

Sigh.

I wasn't going to, Ghost. I haven't shot anyone in my life, I'm not going to now.

You told her you would.

I also told her I'm bulletproof, when I don't have any powers. I'm a dirty liar. Sue me.

I look on a little blankly; pretty convinced that whatever happens to her now isn't enough for whatever she did to Rogue.


Re: New Mutants #128 - Back to Classes
Post by Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner on Jun 7, 2007, 3:43pm

[[Mission Aftermath]]]


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