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New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 11:11am

All right kids, here is the set-up. Cannonball invited the team downstairs to meet the newest members of the team. He has no mission in mind, just a meet in greet…but in a short while, you guys are going to realize that Madrock is missing. For now, have some socialization with the New New Mutants. lasthero, fill in as Rogue as you want.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 6, 2006, 11:14am

Lex walks into the room.

"Hey Sam, what's up?"

Maybe he knows why Jubilee won't even talk to me. I'd like to figure out exactly what happened while Exodus was in my head.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 11:18am

Wreck slumps in a chair. He produces his guns and attempts to juggle them, with little success as one quickly bounces out of his palm and thuds to the floor. Amazingly, it doesn't go off.

"Whoops."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 11:20am

Marisol was tempted to ask Wreck just how loaded and safetied his guns were… but she decided against it, and went back to waiting for Roxanne.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 11:27am

I'll slink into the room and just kind of hover by the wall, since some guy named Havok3595 has a telecon he has to go to.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 11:28am

«I love metafiction.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 11:29am

Jou, hiding his excitement walks casually into the room.

"So am I in or what?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 11:30am

[Alright, here goes. Apologies if I'm off with characterization here.]

Last thing I remember was watching a ‘Dukes of Hazard’ marathon.

Was cooking last night, made the cookies, baked them, set them out for Roxanne when she came back and anyone else who wanted some. Knew we were having a get together for the <I>new</i> New Mutants in the morning, but…well, I just don’t get to watch this show as much as I used to. Missed it. So I went to sleep on the couch with the TV on.

I wake up just before the meeting and get dressed right quick; heading downstairs with my hairs still fussed up. Nobody’ll notice. Probably. “Morning, everybody.” I nod to the new guys. “Name’s Rogue, pleased to meet you. Jou and Nadia, right?”


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 6, 2006, 11:30am

Lex turns to look at Jou.

"And who exactly might you be?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 11:34am

Jou walks over to the couch, thinking sitting beside him might be a bad decision goes ahead anyway it off.

"Jou Tanaka. I arrived a few days ago."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 11:34am

«GAPE. HE gets Administator-status for temporary being Rogue, but not me?! Oh, I swear to you, my revenge will be horrible!»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 6, 2006, 11:36am

"Ah ok. I'm Lex, nice to meet you."

Lex extends his hand to shake hands with Jou.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 11:39am

"Yeah… Nadia. That's me."

Shy… Nadia didn't usually do shy. Escpecially around people who were supposed to be in charge. Needlessly indignant was more her thing. But something about the situation and the twinge of loneliness she couldn't help but feel had her feeling suddenly introverted.

The orientation meeting set up specifically to draw attention to her may have had something to do with it.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 11:40am

Jou looks into the eyes of Lex and measures his sincerity.

He thinks once, and twice. There has to be some sort of trick. Jou is not used to meeting new people but he figured that if he'd be part of this 'family', he'd had to take chances.

Jou slowly reaches for Lex's hand. "So, are you the leader of this crew of juvenile misfits?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 11:43am

[<_<; Well, uh, er…]

"You're both in, don't you worry about that." I look back to the others, notice were short one shortie. Guess Roxanne's still in bed.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 11:50am

Nadia sat there twiddling her thumbs for a moment.

"Just like that?" as far as Nadia knew, nobody had any reason to think that she should be battle ready. The same probably went for that Jou guy. She hated looking a gift horse in the mouth but couldn't help it. "Really?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 11:50am

«lasthero paid me off…thuse, he gets special attention…»

Cannonball sighes softly. Last time a New Mutant "overslept" they were replaced by their sister.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 11:51am

Sam looks at Nadia, curiously, "This is a school. You are joining our class. It's not like you'll be expected to fight Sentinels on your first day here." He notices Wreck, Stryker, and Heatwave giving him a hard look. "Uhm…well, not usually…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 11:52am

"Well, it's not like we have application forms or anything. Only real thing to being a New Mutants is being, well, new. Y'all two look pretty new to me." I float off to the stairs, heading up. "I'll be right back, got to drag Roxy down. Probably burnt herself out on the cookies last night."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 11:54am

Stories about Demon Bears in the backyard and midnight kidnappings fluttered through Nadia's head but she tries to push them out. She fails.

"How usual is "not usually"?


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 11:54am

"Okay, so let's go then. Do we say anything cool? Suit up? Flame on? Snikt? I personally think they're lame but…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 11:57am

Sam thinks back…Marisol joining during their fight with the Sinister Syndicate, the rest of the NM were thrown right into battle with the Demon Bear, most of the original New Mutants were thrown right into action, even the "Giant Size X-Men" fought bad guys immediately. "Uhm. It's happened, I'm sure…."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:00pm

"Roxy?" I knock on the door, twice. No response. "Yo, Roxy, wake up!" Another two knocks, harder this time. "Roxy…come on…up and at 'em." Three knocks, damn hard. Getting a little impatient.

I open the door and peek in, scanning the room. Dirt. More dirt. Dirt of the bed. Some sculptures. More dirt on the floor. No Roxanne.

A little worried now.

"Hey, Sam." I make my way downstairs, trying to hide the concern in my voice and probably not doing a good job. Could just be nothing, she could just be lost in the mansion or something, happens all the time. "You seen Roxanne? She ain't in her room, just checked."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 12:02pm

"Hmm." Cannonball wasn't exactly assuaging her fears but rather than continue the line of questioning she went for a hearty balance between hopefulness and sarcasm.

"Well I'm sure this time will be different."

That was when Rogue came back down.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 12:09pm

"Different?" Jou picks himself up from the seat. "Well, I'm not sure how you guys— how do you say — roll but I wanna get on with some fighting."

Jou stands straight up and shoots out two japanese-designed swords. katanas from either hand.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:11pm

«Sam sits down with Nadia and explains, "In order to increase sales and keep our players interested, we have to attempt to kill our characters almost immediately. It is a tragic thing, but the bright side is that people fall in love with the characters quickly and rarely get killed in their earliest missions out. Other than Grasshopper and Thunderbird.."»

Sam shakes his head, "Nope. Gerald, you seen Roxie around?"

Gerald shakes his head.

Sam sighes, "Here we go again…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:14pm

Okay, real worried now. "Gerald, can you do like a quick scan or something, see if you feel Roxy around anywhere? Said she went out for a walk last night, but if she didn't get back…" Don't even want to think what she might've came across, I cut it short right there.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:17pm

Sam nods, "I am going to check Cerebro…" He comm badges Xavier on the way downstairs.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 12:18pm

«"The talk" went far different than what Nadia's friends had told her to expect. She wasn't even sure that it was over because there had yet to be any mention of birds having sex with bees.»

Again… usually… it happens… why was this place supposed to be safe for me again?

After one last bit of irreverence worry began to set in on Nadia's mind. Roxy was the girl with the cool horns… the only one Nadia felt any real connection with yet. Just her luck that the New Mutant to go missing was the only one that Nadia could have possibly cared about having gone missing.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 12:18pm

"No sweat."

I'm a little nervous about Roxy's non-localness, and also a little skeptical about wannabe Wolverine new guy, so it's a touch difficult to concentrate. I do manage to send my consciousness out around the mansion and grounds as best I can.

I can't find her. I start to get more nervous.

"Um, maybe she went to New York to hang out with Spider-Man again? Or maybe we're going to find her brother around here somewhere? I'm not getting a reading. Maybe if we went to Cerebro…"

I've always wanted to try Cerebro.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:25pm

Sam comes rocketing back upstairs, "We've got trouble. Cerebro shows the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants is in Salem Center."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 12:29pm

The bit about the Brotherhood went entirely over Nadia's head, largely because she didn't want to the think about what that meant for her. Instead she asked,

"Did it turn up anything on Roxy?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 12:30pm

"Wait, the Brotherhood is trouble? Seriously?"

The nice part of this? If they're in Salem Center, this doesn't count as a "field mission", right? Right?


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:34pm

"Brother of Mutants? Figures." I crack my knuckles, getting a little flared up at the mention. "My old running buddies, don't take them for granted. Think there's a connection with Roxanne?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 12:36pm

"So, what now? we call cyclops and they'll 'handle' things? Seriously, I thought we were going to get some action tonight."

Jou did not really know Roxy and tried to hide it but deep inside, he felt some uneasiness in his stomach thinking about this 'Roxy' girl.

Brotherhood in Salem Center, a student missing? It doesn't take Pym to put two and two together.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 12:38pm

«Who's on the Brotherhood's roster right now? Well, silly question, isn't it? We'll find out soon…»

Marisol kept looking around like a lost puppy. She felt noticeable lonely without Roxanne's constant encouragement and questioning. She was more worried about her whereabouts, than the presumed upcoming battle with the, uh, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Without putting much thought to it, she created an X-Men uniform for herself. It was mainly just colorful black leather with X-es on it. She considered for a moment, and made it a bit tighter…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:39pm

"Boy, simmer down!" Don't mean to be short with Jou, but he's starting to work my nerves a bit. "You'll get to fight, hold your horses."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 12:39pm

«This is the crappy Toad-led Brotherhood, with Pyro, Phantasia, Sauron, and…Blob? Maybe others.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 12:40pm

placing his tail between his legs, Jou sits back down without saying another word.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:40pm

Sam nods, "Roxie's not showing up, but we've got Toad and his crew in the area. Seems like it would be a very odd coincidence. Problem is, the X-Men aren't here…they went to the Savage Land on a mission (which will be relevant in a future mission). It's pretty much just us," Sam looks at Nadia, Jou, and Marisol, "Thankfully, this is one of the lamer rosters of Brotherhood. Toad, Pyro, Blob, Sauron, and some new girl who calls herself Phantazia. I've encountered them before." He has a very fake smile when he says, "No real problems."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:45pm

"Yeah, pushovers, and this is just the sort of lame stunt they'd pull. I say we go over there and beat some answers out of them."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 12:46pm

«Three energy-projectors? Thanks a lot. Leave Toad to me please…»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:47pm

Sam looks at Rogue and the team, "Sounds like a plan to me. If anyone wants out, they are free to stay here. But, Roxie would be the first to put her ass on the line to save any one of you…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 12:51pm

[Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say she'd be the FIRST. One of the first, yeah…appreciate the vote of confidence, though…]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 12:52pm

Half heartedly Nadia said something to the effect of "Okay then, let's go.", though her mind was split between Roxy and contemplating what the odds were for having to fight supervillains, pushovers or not, on her first day. Based on what Cannonball was saying earlier, she decides that the odds were disturbingly good.

«Despite the complaints Nadia is definitely going. Unfortunately (in what seems to be a disturbing trend for me) I have to leave for school in about 10 minutes. Just when the action is about to start… I miss so many battles it's starting to get annoying.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 12:57pm

All that enthusiasm, hearing "the Brotherhood" actually took the 'fight' out of Jou. "I'm in," he said confidently though he feared that he might die or seriously get injured.

His swords have kept him protected for most of his life but he had never encountered other mutants before. It was sink or swim for him and he wasn't sure he knows how to swim all that well.

"I can take out any of these clowns. So what's the plan, Sam?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 12:58pm

«Really, it is only one energy projector, with Pyro. Phanatazia doesn't project energy so much as disrupt energy. Blob, Sauron, and Toad have no energy projection at all»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 1:05pm

«And (for now at least) I'm out.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Jou "Safe Box" Tanaka on Nov 6, 2006, 1:07pm

« hey, its 1 A.M. here, I think, I also have to go. Do with him as you please. annoy the hell out of everybody»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 1:17pm

«I thought Sauron could breathe fire?»

Marisol absent-mindedly noticed that she didn't feel very concerned about the Brotherhood at all. Well, sure, there was the constant, ambient feeling of nervousness, but that never seemed to derive from any fear or action. Actually, she was a bit… impatient for the inevitable battle. She kind of wished there was a window to look out of, or something…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 1:22pm

«Not in any appearance I've seen, other than New Avengers, which I just chalked up to bad continuity research. Definitely not when he first appeared, was a member of the Brotherhood, or when he was with Weapon X.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 1:23pm

«New Avengers… Burned Yelena Belova to a crisp, and I'm pretty sure there wasn't anybody anywhere close to steal it from. Wikipedia confirms.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 1:24pm

«Me either. Sauron's done the "Jungle Book Snake Eyes" thing, and flown around eviscerating people, and that's about it. He can sometimes suck mutant lifeforce out of people in the field, but usually only if he's surprised them. Apparently, it's easy to stop if you see it coming.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 1:26pm

Ugh… Sorry I'm late. I overslept and I've got a freaking headache. Did I miss anything interesting?


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 1:28pm

Sam shakes his head at Sephula, "Not much. One of your teammates has gone missing, and we have bad guys in the area."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 1:31pm

"Wait, what?" Sephula asks, taken aback uncharacteristically. "Who's missing, and who's the bad guy?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 1:31pm

"Hmph. I hope she didn't take the Coconut Lass comment personally."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 1:34pm

Sam sighes, "Our youngest member, Roxie, went missing this morning. And the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has popped up in Salem Center. We're headed out to find out what's going on. You in?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 1:35pm

"Doubt it. Girl's got a thick head." I head off, making my way to the hanger. "Sam, I'm getting the jet ready. New guys, y'all can stay here if you feel like it, but we got the Brotherhood beat in numbers and brains and just about everything else. Ten minutes to make up your mind, then we head out."

[Sorry if that's a bit abrupt. >_> Gotta go home, so feel free to control Rogue if need be]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 1:39pm

Wait, jet? No! I don't want this to be the last field mission!

Then again…they could have done something to Roxy.

"I'm in."

I go to the jet.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 1:41pm

"The rock girl? She just took off, or what?" Sephula asked concerned. "I don't know… You said the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, right? That's… that might be a little out of my league. I mean, I don't know what good I can do… My powers don't really have any offensive uses. All I really am is a healer. But, if I'm gonna be a New Mutant… I mean, I've got to prove myself, and if I'm gonna be a member of the team, I've got to have your backs. If a teamate's in trouble… I'm in.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 1:44pm

"Hey, look on the bright side. My power is dying a lot. Just look to me for inspiration on how things could always be worse."

Wreck chuckles mainly to himself and walks off towards the jet.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 1:46pm

"Heh heh heh," Sephula responded nervously. "He's joking, right? Tell me he's joking. Someone?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 1:49pm

Marisol slinked behind Cannonball, ready to follow him. She tried to avoid looking at the new recruits.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 1:53pm

The team goes down to the Blackbird.

«Safe to assume that Sam and Rogue would have met with them before their first day»

On the flight, they are caught up on each other's powers, NM history, the evilness of Jubilee, etc. You can Role Play this anyway you want.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 1:54pm

"…….and that's the story of how I rescued Wolverine from a vampire."

<*See New Mutants Unlimited #4, true believers! Whee, this is still fun>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 1:57pm

"Uh-huh." I look over my shoulder towards Wreck as the Blackbird gets closer and closer to the destination, passing the time with some chit-chat. "I'll check with Logan over that one. You sure you didn't just dream it up?" A little tease, helps me calm down a bit. A bit.

[Okay, for real off this time. You guys have fun!]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 1:57pm

"So, uh… Who's in this Brotherhood?" Sephula asked hesitantly.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 2:01pm

Marisol watched watched her chattering team-mates cynically. She could only vaguely hear the topics of conversation. She felt that she should say something, talk to people, but nothing really came to mind. And no one was talking to her either…

She slowly turned away from the others. Luckily, she had a window seat… She began watching the soft clouds whiz by.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 6, 2006, 2:02pm

Sitting very quiet in the back of the Jet…Reflex broods

That just can't be true. How can I trust a guy named Sinister? How do I know he wasn't pulling my chain? Gonna beat on the brotherhood to vent out my frustration


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 2:03pm

Sam rattles them off one by one "Blob - Strong, immoveable mass, but dumb as a post. Cannot be moved when he puts his mind to it. Disrupting his mind or what he's standing on tends to be an effective manuever.

Pyro - Fire-based powers, but he can't create flame without his backpack. Cut him off from that, and you are way ahead of the game.

Toad - He jumps high, and whines a lot. Seems to have added a new "goop" projecting ability. It didn't make him any lamer.

Sauron - (Sam pauses for a second) Energy absorbing Pterodactyl, with hypnotic eyes and really sharp claws. He's not even a mutant, so who knows how he ended up with this group.

And Phantazia…don't know much about her other than she can disrupt machines and my blast field. She's only been around for a short time, and doesn't seem as crazy or aggressive as the others."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:07pm

Sephula thought carefully for a moment. "Cannonball, you know my powers. I'm pretty inexperienced, and though they don't sound as bad as I'd thought, I'm not sure how long I'd last in combat. So what do you think? Do I hang back as a healer? Or do you have a different strategy?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 2:10pm

"Wait…healer? How exactly does that work?"

Sephula now has my rapt attention.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 2:11pm

"When we hit the ground, stay back and provide back up. I don't want you using your powers directly on the Brotherhood unless we have no other choice. Or you can always boost yourself up and go after Toad…he's typically not much of a threat."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:14pm

"My powers are basically a form of biokinesis. I've thought long and hard about how this works, but I'm still not entirely sure. I have however theorised that it's a limited form of cytokinesis and karyokinesis, branches of biokinesis. With these capabilities I can replicate the DNA within separate parts of your body and use it to reform whatever has been damaged. I can then activate subsects of the DNA to specialise the necessary cells to make all the necessary tissues and organs that might have taken some damage fully functional. At least, that's my theory." Sephula responded with a smile.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:15pm

Looking significantly reassured, Sephula nodded at Cannonball with thanks.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 2:19pm

Rogue chuckles, "Sephula, Have you met Dr. McCoy? I think the two of you would get along pretty well."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:23pm

"Hell, no! I've seen him once, but I didn't even get to speak to him. His work is amazing. Bet he could tell me how my powers work…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 2:25pm

I'm not sure whether to pretend to understand that or not.

"Say there was some kind of really horrible disease…like, just for example, Legacy Virus. Would your powers work on something like that?"

I'm excited by the possibility, but at the same time, if he says, "I'm not sure", I'm not going to volunteer to guinea pig.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 6, 2006, 2:27pm

Curt realizes he's almost ripping the armrest off while deep in thought. When he realizes it…he relaxes his grip on the armrest and decides to take his mind off all that happened last night.

"So Sam, are you we splitting up again or what?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 2:28pm

Marisol was busy looking at her hand.
The skin was too smooth. There were no pores… no lines, or anything. It was ironically perfect. It was only visible from close by, but she wondered if the others had noticed.
She flexed it upen and closed a few times. No muscles contracting…

She sighed loudly. She didn't feel very well today.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 2:33pm

Sam acknowledges at Reflex's question, "Depends on what we find. It is not going to be easy to take them down quickly and quietly."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:33pm

Apprehensively, Sephula thinks a moment before responding, "I'm not entirely sure. Doesn't the Legacy Virus attach to and attack the DNA? I haven't had much chance to think about it, let alone study it. If it does, then there wouldn't be anything for me to replicate to heal them. As far as I'm aware, that is. I'd have to have some time to test somethings out."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 2:37pm

"Oh, don't bother. Just…was curious is all."

I try to act somewhat flippant about it, but not sure if it works or not.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 2:40pm

As he sits across the way pretending not to pay attention, Wreck mutters.

"I wonder how it would really work if I had that thing. Can the virus live if you're technically dead?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 2:45pm

Catching Wreck’s comments, Sephula responds, whilst slightly unsure if Wreck even wants a response. “Well, you have a healing factor of sorts, right? So technically you’re still creating new cells. This means that your DNA is under use for functions like mitosis and mitochondrial reactions – in short, yes, you would also be affected by the virus if it was able to attach itself to your DNA. I don’t, however, know if you could die from it.”


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 2:47pm

He smiles.

"I suppose I was more referring to what happens when I actually….."

And he catches himself, shaking his head.

"…….never mind."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:03pm

The Black Bird sets down on a nearby rooftop in stealth mode. Cerebro is pointing towards Harry's Hideaway, a little coffee shop that is a popular X-Men hangout.

Rogue shakes her head, more amused than upset, "Now that is just low!"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:04pm

Sam looks at the New Mutants and slips into teacher mode, "Small, secluded coffee shop, probably civilians down there, and one of our members might be in danger. Suggested plan of attack?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 3:08pm

"Disguise Marisol as Magneto, have her walk in and demand the Brotherhood explain why they aren't tipping the waitresses."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 3:10pm

“This is just the rookie speaking here, but would it be a good idea to try and have Marisol engulf them first as a sneak attack whilst we get out any civilians, and Roxanne, if she’s in danger?” Sephula suggested tentatively.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:16pm

Sam nods, "Not a bad idea. But, I think we would be better off if Marisol scouted out the area before doing anything. Don't want to get caught sleeping down there."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 3:18pm

Marisol looked around worriedly. She admittedly that she could probably do all of these things, but she didn't like so much responsibility placed on her. And she didn't dare object either.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 3:19pm

"None of these guys are truly telepathic, right? I could get a grasp of what's going on down there before we get all antsy."

At least, I'm pretty sure I can.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 3:24pm

"I'm not entirely sure I understand this Sauron guy's powers. Does he have to be aware of energy to absorb it? Can he absorb psionic energy? Is it a possibility that he could absorb energy from your probe?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 3:27pm

"He absorbs life force, not specific energy."

«At least, that's what he does now. It changes later.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 3:28pm

Marisol almost smiled.
Of course, Gerald was here. Looks like she was saved.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 6, 2006, 3:29pm

"Well whatever we're gonna do…let's JUST DO IT" Impatience was obvious in Reflex' voice.
He'd been edgy since last night….by now it was probably obvious to his teammates that something was bothering him….but he didn't care. He just wanted to get on with whatever they were gonna do.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:41pm

«Headed out for the day. I will probably be back on in a little while.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 3:43pm

«No matter the character, I'd actually enjoy doing the reconnaisance.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:47pm

«I can't wait to see the reactions to what you guys find »

Sam says, "I am not sure how Phantazia's powers react to telepathic scans…Marisol seems like the best option to me."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 6, 2006, 3:50pm

He's going to hate me even more for this, I know it. sighed Dillan as he snuck into the mansion's garage. Having overslept he missed the meeting with the new members, which didn't bug him, what was irritating was that they team had gone off to fight the Brotherhood. No way was he missing out on that.

Dillan hopped on the hot-wired motorcycle as the garage door opened. Salem Center was only a few minutes away so it wouldn't take him that long to get there, still, he wasn't up for taking unesscesary risks. As soon as he had gotten out of the driveway he attempted a time jump.

He didn't think about where he'd land, or who he'd land on. Neither of those things were important, he just hoped he was able to bring Wolverine's chopper back in one piece.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 3:57pm

Dil's jump worked more or less. He appears in Salem Center, about three blocks from his intended target. This extreme reach with his powers leaves him pretty drained and unable to use his powers for a while.

«You could have just been in the Black Bird, catching a nap, you know »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:00pm

Oh. Damn…
"Just tell me when we're there," said Marisol loud enough to be heard.

So what the best plan for that? She should probably find a way to hide in plain site. How about she walked in as a dog, looked around a bit, and then just probably be chased off by one of the Brotherhood members? That sounded just… perfect.

She should probably just begin changing already…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 6, 2006, 4:00pm

"Got to go with with Guthrie, here; much as I'd like to put on the rush, it'd get to messy." I turn to Marisol, looking a bit worried. "Acting like Magneto's a tall order, though; think you can handle it? None of them are too smart, but it's a risk."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:02pm

Marisol looked at Rogue and raised an eyebrow.
"He was being SERIOUS with that?" she asked incredulously.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:03pm

<Wait a second! Isn't Madrock supposed to be missing?>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:04pm

«Lasthero is just using the wrong name… -_-»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:05pm

[My bad. ^_^]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:06pm

<Oh right, it's as Rogue>

"I'm a bit concerned. I think that she'd be better off entering as something less conspicuous. I mean, I’ve got to agree with Rogue. It might be too dangerous. What are the restrictions on her powers? Could she go through an open window as a butterfly or stand in the windowsill as a bird?”


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:08pm

"I… I can't turn that small. But I agree…" She looked around nervously.
"Besides, I don't really remember how Magneto looks like very well."
Time to bring her worthless idea to bear…

"I thought about turning into a dog…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 6, 2006, 4:09pm

Nov 6, 2006, 3:57pm, Michael "Chi" Placio wrote:«You could have just been in the Black Bird, catching a nap, you know »

«But that wouldn't have pissed off Wolverine»

Holy crap I'm alive. Dillan was pretty pleased with himself but he didn't see the other New Mutants anywhere. I guess I could start yelling for for them or I could…

Dil pressed his hands to his temples and began focusing as hard as he could, despite his fatigue. Stryker, Stryker, Stryker, Strker, I know you can hear me damn it! Where are you guys?


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 4:09pm

«Wreck was kidding, in no way shape or form would Sam allow her to go in as Magneto, that is suicidal She should just go in like a patron»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:12pm

«But why would she want to get taken hostage? Well, I suppose it would be a nice tactical position…

I kinda hoped that I'd have her go in as a dog, you'd make one of the Brotherhood members really like dogs, and have them keep her, instead of chasing her away. And she'd cripple half the team (literally) when the attack comes.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:12pm

"I think they'd suspect a dog, honey, but…" Getting a bit of an idea. "Alright, here's a plan. You turn into a dog, Wreck follows after you like he's blind, with the sunglasses and all. Wreck and you can sit real close, get a whiff of what they're saying, nobody'll bother you."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:18pm

"Well, they're not exactly mentally stable, are they? And Roxanne's in danger, right? If we wait too much longer, we might miss our moment."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:18pm

[<_< I hate missing things. For some reason, I thought the Brotherhood was just having a cup of coffee or something. The hostage thing just registered.

Uh…Rogue is distraught that she's not thinking clearly. Yeah.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 4:20pm

<Oh, this is a bad sitcom waiting to happen. I love it>

Wreck nods.

"It's as good of a plan as any. They can't exactly do much to me, and I doubt they'll bother to stop a dog running away. Is he going to alert the authorities?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:21pm

«Wait, if I think about it, I don't recall a hostage situation being mentioned? My memory sucks.»

Marisol wasn't about to argue with the leader.
She began with the transformation already. A medium-to-large sized dog. Guide dogs were usually white, right? But not too white, a patch of beige on the back… Flappy ears.
She hoped she looked like a dog…
"Does… Does my fur look all right?"

Oh, of course. She added a suitable harness.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:24pm

[Don't know what else it could be if there are civilians still around. I know I wouldn't want to be in the same coffee shop as the Blob, even if I worked there.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:24pm

Sephula looked over Marisol's transformed state, clearly impressed, but distraught at Marisol's lack of confidence.

"I think it looks fine."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 4:28pm

"Yes, you actually make a far better dog than a human," Wreck mutters as he takes the leash. "Anyone have a stick I can use?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 4:30pm

*Um, fearless leader? Coffee shop. Harry's Hideaway or something. Geez, try not to sleep so late next time.*

I communicate our location to Dil reasonably well, psychically.

I was half tempted to make some kind of suggestion that he should show up dressed in tin foil or something, but that's just mean, and I don't really want to reduce my life span right now.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:32pm

Marisol stared at the ground.
She should impale Wreck with a thousand razor-sharp spikes and watch him regenerate with them still inside him… She really wanted to jump him right this second, and test his abilities…

She didn't even want to turn back into a human…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:33pm

"No stick, but you might not need one." I shrug, getting more and more anxious by the second. Don't going slow, just don't like it much. "They're not apt to pay you much notice. Just sit behind Blob, if you're worried."

Almost forgot. "And Wreck? That dog bit was kind of out of line, okay? Tone it down a little."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 6, 2006, 4:37pm

Doesn't take Dillan long to get to the coffee shop but once he's there he's confused as to what's going on. The Brotherhood appear to be inside the builiding yet, his teammates are outside.

"Why aren't we kicking ass yet?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:38pm

"Just spitballing here, Stryker, would you be able to scan the shop for our team-mate?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 4:38pm

Wreck only smiles, saying nothing in response.

"Let's go see what our friends are up to. And hopefully not destroy the pub in doing so."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:39pm

"We don't even know if she's here," said Marisol with a deadpan.

She really sounded pathetic there, she noticed with some disgust. Good…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 4:49pm

"We don't, do we? Still, there's the definite possibility that she's in danger, right? I think the longer we prolong this, the closer we come to missing our moment - and she could end up getting hurt, right?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 6, 2006, 4:52pm

"I like the way the new guy thinks." Dillan paused for a moment. "This is generally the part where I spit out some insane plan that no one ever follows, but I've got nothing. I'm pretty sure if we just charged in there we'd win somehow."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 4:55pm

A little more thinking from me, for what it's worth. "Well, they didn't just walk there, they probably drove up in something. And Roxie, she's…well, she couldn't take them all on by herself, but if she was awake, trust me, it wouldn't be too hard to find her. She makes a lot of noise. So they probably got her knocked out somewhere. Wreck goes in, listens in. If they don't spill it that way, we wait for them to get out and make them talk. Sound good to y'all?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 4:57pm

"Is there any evidence for the fact that Roxanne is here? Or in their hands?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 5:00pm

"It's all we've got to go on." I admit, I'm iffy on it myself. "We go a couple months and don't see hide nor hair of them, and then they just show in the general area when Roxie goes missing."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 5:01pm

"I thought that that was implied already. I mean, I got out late, and missed some. But I agree with Rogue, I think it's a good plan. If you want my opinion, we need to take action soon."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 5:04pm

[And we shall, when Blackmore gets back. Let's just chill till then, though, 'cause things are starting to get kind of redundant. <_<]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 6, 2006, 5:21pm

«Yep… seems pretty much right up my alley to become free after things die down. Upside is Nadia hasn't missed the fight. Yet.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 5:31pm

<It would seem that everyone has run off…>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 5:44pm

«They'll be back.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 5:45pm

<wahey! blackmore's back>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 5:50pm

«Just want to get things clear, Marisol and Wreck are going to infiltrate as a blind guy and his dog… ::chuckle:: Now that is a unique plan. And no one mentioned a hostage situation.»

Wreck and Marisol carry out their plan. Wreck is on the watch for any sign of attack, but he is surprised to see the Brotherhood are actually sitting around a table, out of costume (when Blob sits around the table, he really sits around the table) drinking coffee and complaining about their miserable lives. Pyro is telling a long rambling story about how he managed to convince that stupid X-Bimbo with the stripe in her hair to sleep with him.

The other patrons in the coffee house seem to be giving them a lot of space, but they are not terrified. Harry's is a hang out for the X-Men. People are used to seeing odd figures here. In fact, a pimple faced teenager goes up to Pyro and asking if he would mind signing an autograph.

Phanatazia looks at Toad annoyed, "What time are we supposed to be meeting him?"

Toad smiles at her…it is not a pretty sight, "Patience! He will be here soon enough."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 5:52pm

<Meeting someone? ooer! What do you have planned ? do we have to wait for Wreck now?>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 5:55pm

Marisol grudgingly turned her head towards Wreck and growled questioningly.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 5:58pm

Wreck leans down next to Marisol's ear, "What's that, Lassie?" Wreck chuckles at his own stupid joke, and moves in closer. He is reaching into his jacket.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 6:02pm

«ARGH! Baby screaming for food and my wife just went to cook dinner. Be back soon.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 6:05pm

<Hehe. Thousand and first post.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 6:10pm

It was the gun. The idiot was reaching for his gun…

Marisol growled. As quiet as she could, she said: "We're here for reconnaisence…"

As far as she could comprehend, it looked like the Brotherhood wasn't guilty on anything. Their talk sounded a little suspicious, but it was a stupid reason to start a fight over. She was almost completely sure Roxanne had disappeared for unrelated reasons…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 6:14pm

"Not to sound too tense or anything, but any idea how long they're going to be down there? I mean, how do we know if they get in trouble?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 6:30pm

«Well, pardon me, but I have to go to bed now. Don't make her do anything stupid. And keep in mind she's more inclined to kill Wreck ten times than attack the Brotherhood.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 6:32pm

<Just wondering - what's the time in America right now?>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 6, 2006, 6:33pm

«About 17.30, I think. It's my time minus seven…»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 6:36pm

"If the Brotherhood starts a fight, everyone and their Mama's going to know." That probably didn't ease Sephula's mind any, I figure, but it's true. "Worse comes to worse, Wreck knows how to take a beating, and Marisol's pretty good at what she does. Speak for that first hand." Thinking back to our little sparring match; not that I'd expect them to realize it.

[Say, you guys don't think I'm turning up the Southernness too high, do you? Never can tell when I'm writing Rogue, since, well…this is how I typically talk. <_<]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 6, 2006, 6:39pm

"So, I guess we're hoping that the Brotherhood aren't making that much of a scene, huh? So that they can get back to us, that is."

<In my opinion, it's fine.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 6, 2006, 6:45pm

"If they haven't already, they shouldn't now. Even if Wreck and Marisol get exposed, it's not like the Brotherhood knows who they are." I think. "They'll be fine."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dhaara "Naga" Falodiya on Nov 6, 2006, 7:30pm

«Guess it's too late for a newbie to join in this mission huh? Oh well, I can always wait…»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 7:39pm

"What's that, Lassie? Timmy fell down the well? Old man McGinty plans to mortgage the farm? Old Yeller knocked you up and didn't even call?"

Wreck kneels next to Marisol, mumbling.

"It stands to reason that if these guys are meeting someone, it doesn't bode well for us. We may as well find out who it is, before they surprise us by attacking the mansion."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 8:07pm

«If you want your character to formally meet the team, you pretty much would have to wait until the mission is over, or else, we can just write you into the mission and say your joining the team happened off panel »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 6, 2006, 8:12pm

Meanwhile…

It’s hot. Hot and sticky. And dark.

Some memories pop into my head, but their vague. I remember fighting this woman in the forest. Alice Madison, she said her name was. Accused me of a lot of things, none of which I even understood. Strong, she was so strong, nearly killed me, but…I won. Somehow I beat her.

Then there was this darkness that came out of nowhere, engulfed me, put me to sleep. And I woke up here. Wherever ‘here’ is.

I remember other things, too, things I wish I hadn’t remembered. There was this battle in the Morlock tunnels, a fierce one. The X-Men were there, but they couldn’t stop a lot of my friends from dying. So much killing, and me, I was in the middle of it. I was angry. Furious. More rage than I knew what to do with. It was the worst thing I’d ever seen in my life.

So why did I forget it?

As I begin to stir, I notice that I can’t stir much at all; there’s this shell around my body. I’m trapped. Can barely even breathe. There’s some kind of liquid all over me, and it’s burning, getting worse by the minute.

Worst of all, I can tell I’m not alone. Outside this shell, someone’s watching.

I want to go home so bad…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 6, 2006, 8:22pm

«I JUST finish reading and my dinner is ready. I'll be back.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 8:28pm

«I'm not going to be on much longer, to be honest.»

A voice comes up through the floor, "So, this is the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants…Not quite as impressive as Magneto or Mystique's groups, I have to say." Shinobi Shaw floats up through the ground and is standing in the middle of the table.

Toad frowns at the mention of Magneto, "Shaw, just tell us what you are offering. We don't have time for your games."

"Toady, Toady, Toady…didn't your parents teach you any manners when you where a little tadpole?"

Phantazia stands up, her eyes glowing, but Toad tells her to sit down, "Shaw, I am not going to hold her back much longer. You said there was a job you wanted us for."

Shaw rolls his eyes, "Fine, Mortimer. Let's get down to business." Shaw lowers his voice, and the rest of the conversation can't be heard from where Wreck and Marisol are at the moment.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 6, 2006, 8:32pm

Still kneeling, Wreck watches Shaw. Then he lifts Marisol's ear and whispers in it.

"Can't hear them from here. Wander over there like you were searching for scraps. Don't draw attention if you can help it."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 6, 2006, 8:38pm

I crack my knuckles in a vaguely irritating fashion.

"Some 'last field mission' THIS is turning out to be."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 8:39pm

Marisol is very hesistant, but she does it. Phantazia notices her, and leans down. Marisol is ready to bolt, but all Phantazia does is rub the dog between the ears, "Aren't you a sweet little thing?"

The rest of the Brotherhood watch her bewildered, "Hey, I hate humans. I have no problems with dogs."

Shaw continues, "…competition has gotten a bit stagnant lately. So, the Gamemaster suggested a new set of targets. To be honest, I think he was tired of having to redo the score everytime one of the X-Men came back to live (Jean Grey) or was only in a coma (Frost). This time, we're going to be going after younger mutants."

Pyro laughes, "Kids?? You've got to be kidding me! You guys are going to be hunting little bitty babies…some sport!"

Shaw shakes his head, "Not babies, you idiot. Teams like X-Force and the New Warriors are full of young mutants to kill. And I've heard a rumor that Xavier has a new pack of whelps at the mansion. Fitzroy killed the Hellions a few months ago, but I want to land some New Mutants."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 6, 2006, 8:47pm

«all right, I am off until morning. Night all!»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 6, 2006, 9:48pm

"I have to agree with Gerald. This sucks, I want to get in there and figure out what's going on."

And we REALLY need to find Roxxy. Gerald, I know you can hear me. I say we get away from the group. If Roxxy was here we'd already know it. The longer we wait the less chance there is to find her….alive.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 5:50am

So much for the Brotherhood being innocent…
Marisol casually looked around the room, and turned her large eyes back towards Phantazia, as if expecting something like a treat. She sat down and let her tongue out.

Hopefully, Wreck would be smart enough to play a blind man without any guidance in the meanwhile…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 9:51am

To Heatwave: *You're right, we're moving…don't worry about the others, they won't notice.*

No one notices Lex and Gerald slide off. Mild use of telepathy to make people just look away at the right times and not register the absence.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 9:59am

[Hey, Gerald and Lex: Don't know what you guys are up to, but I assume you've got a plan. Just letting you know that, if you were to go out into the forest around the X-Mansion, you'd notice an area with a lot of uprooted trees and disturbed ground from Madrock's fight with Alice. >_> Have fun!]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 10:21am

«How would they get back into the Mansion, hmm?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 10:23am

[<_< Good point. Was just throwing suggestions. I'm sure they have something in mind.

It probably isn't that far of a drive, though.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 10:25am

«Took us quite a while to fly there… -_- I think they have the silly idea of charging the place.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 10:26am

«X-Bus »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 10:35am

Once we're a safe distance away, and we have secured Wolverine's bike that I knew Dillan came on (since I directed him to the Hideaway), I reveal more of the plan.

"Okay, so we know that Roxy probably isn't here, and we know she isn't at the mansion, so she has to be somewhere else. The question is, where?"

And then I pull something out that I've hidden in my jacket.

"This is a Mini-Cerebro. They carry one around on the X-Jet, and it didn't look like anyone else was using it. Since I've telepathically gotten in contact with Roxy in the past, I should be able to use it to get a bead on her…or at least some idea of where she might be or might have been."

I load up the mini Cerebro and try to use it to locate some psychic impression of Roxy somewhere.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 10:37am

Wreck fumbles around, groping at midair with outstretched hands.

"Lassie, where'd you go? We need to meet the others for the screening of In The Company of Fools, remember?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 10:40am

Marisol turned her head slightly and let out a quiet dog-sound. She turned back towards Phantazia.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 10:47am

[You know, with the X-Movies and such, I keep forgetting that Cerebro does typically come in the smaller version. I always imagine that massive room. Anyway, here goes…I'll assume blackmore would want me to do it this way, but if not, no biggie.]

It's faint, very faint, but Gerald can sense a sliver of Roxanne's presence, enough to know that, wherever she is, she's not happy. The signal seems to be spread out all over the area, as if some sort of interference is hindering him. Part of it seems to be manufactored, as if some device is scrambling with the psionics and blocking his power. Part of it has to do with the fact that Roxanne's mind is slipping further and further away, almost like she's being absorbed into nothingness. Part of it has to do with the same presence that Gerald detected the last time he was in Roxanne's mind; stronger than before, more prominent, putting up great resistance.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 10:57am

«yup, that was what I was expecting, lasthero. Thanks. Also frees me up to finish the profiles I was working on »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 11:06am

"Well…this isn't good."

Wherever she is, it's the evil presence taking her over…and something trying to help it.

"Um, someone has her, someone that doesn't want us to get to her, someone who wants her to revert to the psychotic form we saw briefly. And I have no idea who."

The smart move would be to enlist the Professor. I don't have time for the smart move.

Astrally, there is a silver cord that connects us to people close to us. I could try that, but I have a feeling that if whoever has her is powerful enough to block me, he's powerful enough to rip me up on the Astral Plane. Next option.

I use the mini-Cerebro to focus my telepathic signal as best I can. This probably won't help much, but it will at least let her know that we're trying.

*Roxy. It's Gerald. We're trying to find you. Don't give up.*

I repeat it about five times. I know that it's unlikely that I'll be able to receive anything in return. And my head hurts a lot now…this whole thing is getting worse. Maybe Beast was right, but I have to stay on and keep trying. For Roxy.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 11:11am

Oddly enough, Gerald does get a response. Just not the one he wanted.

*I'm sorry, Roxanne isn't here at the moment. Please leave your name and number at the sound of the beep or, better yet, get the hell out of my mind. Thank you.*

The presence does more than just speak, it ups its efforts and starts to force Gerald away, kicking him out hard and fast.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 11:13am

That was unexpected.

"Okay, Lex, we have two options here. The quick, stupid, and potentially suicidal option, or the slow, probably smarter, but potentially leading to longterm harm to Roxy option. I'm going to leave it up to you."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 11:28am

«How long do I have to keep playing the dog… ;_;»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 11:29am

«That is really on you…I would have been out the door getting the others by now»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 11:35am

«Wait, you mean she won't be hearing anything else at all? Shocker.»

Why weren't these idiots discussing anything useful? It looked like she had to settle for what she got… She slowly stood up and padded back towards her "master". Once they were out of the door, she freed herself and added pace to get back to the others.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 11:47am

Well, they were both in there a right long time, and the place didn't blow up or anything. I take that as a good sign.

"Nice work, both of you. Hear anything good?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 11:47am

«Since I used telepathy only on the people around, Marisol and Wreck would notice the absence of Gerald and Lex…unless they just don't care enough to notice it. It's you guys' call.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 11:48am

« Wait, you mean she won't be hearing anything else at all? I never said that. I am just saying that I would have been gone at that point»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 11:52am

"Yeah, Pyro says he slept with you."

Wreck cracks a half-smile.

"I wish I was kidding about that."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 11:56am

«Well, I kind of thought if she'd hear more, you'd have made a post about it while I was waiting for half an hour… <_< »

"They're having lunch, or something," said Marisol cautiously, "A guy phased in through the floor - I think they called him 'Shaw'… They discussed killing young mutants, and mentioned the New Mutants. Roxanne didn't come up.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 11:58am

«sorry. I misread your post as "Marisol turned her head slightly and let out a quiet dog-sound. She turned back towards WRECK " not Phantazia.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 11:58am

Damn it. Next time I wind up absorbing somebody's telepathic powers, I really have to remember to wipe that out of Pyro's mind.

I cough, hoping I'm not blushing or anything and knowing my face is probably making a deep kind of red. Nothing I can do about it, what's said is said, got a lot of other things to be worrying about. So I just leave it alone. For the moment. "Wreck, when this whole thing smooths out, remind me to set up a little sparring session with you, okay? Okay."

I turn to Marisol, getting that gunk out of my system. "Shaw? Japanese guy, right?" Probably Sebastion's son since Sebastion is supposed to be dead, but you can never be too sure these days.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 7, 2006, 12:02pm

"Lets go, we don't have time to be smart. We have to find her now."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 12:02pm

[Sorry, the awkwardness of what Wreck said forced me to take a little longer on that post than usual, I didn't see Marisol's followup. I changed the post.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 12:03pm

"Um… Yes, that's right. Also, they were too… er, impatient to seem like they had killed, or even kidnapped anyone."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 12:05pm

"Wait, didn't you just say they DID mention killing off mutants?"

And he throws a glance to Rogue, still smiling.

"And Pyro said it, not me. Spar with him."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 12:08pm

"Them not mentioning Roxanne doesn't make me feel any better about the situation, being honest; Shaw being with the Brotherhood is real bad business." I shrug, sigh, glance off into the clouds. "Only lead we've got at the moment, so we got to run with it. Hit them before they hit us."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 12:08pm

"Alright, but I warn you that this is going to suck. And suck hard."

First, I find a place that we're unlikely to be found or attacked…definitely a few blocks at least away from the Hideaway. Fiction is full of convenient places like this, I'm going to say I break into someone's tool shed or something. Then I take myself up to the Astral Plane, then Lex with me.

*Okay, here's the deal. You have to stay close to me, and your powers aren't likely to work here.*

I manifest riot gear and handguns for us, and police batons.

*That's our offense/defense. It's the best I can do.*

I try to find the silver cord linking me to Roxanne. I know it's going to be faint, very faint. But I also know that I've been better able to work than I used to be. Once I find a slender thread, we're mobile.

*Again, I reiterate, this is stupid and potentially suicidal…but it's our best effort, really. No matter what, don't run…if the situation gets bad enough, I'll get us back, but you running off on your own…there's no guarantee we can get you back in your body. Ready?*

As soon as he's ready, we go.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 12:09pm

Marisol sighed audibly.
"They were making plans," she said to Wreck coldly, her eyes on the ground, "I'm positive they would have been gloating if they had done something to Roxanne."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 12:10pm

[<_< Really bad timing, but I have to go to Spanish class in…ten minutes ago. Should be back in an hour or so, and then the bulk of the afternoon is free.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 7, 2006, 12:11pm

*Lets do it.*

Lex is slightly confused by all of this, given that it's his first time on the Astral Plane.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 12:13pm

«How about a different color for Lex and Gerald?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 7, 2006, 12:15pm

«Good idea, but I gotta get going. Food then taking off. Gerald, use Lex, I think you can figure out what most of his desicions would be in most situations.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 12:19pm

«I am in and out today working on a project, so if you don't hear from me quickly, don't be surprised. It is election day after all»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 12:19pm

«It's possible that we should even move over to another thread, but that's a GM decision. If we stay here, we'll be the tried and trued maroon. »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 12:27pm

«Keep it here in maroon. It's just easier for me later on»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 12:35pm

"Alrighty. So we can take the fight to them, or we can wait for them to take the fight to us. Roxanne or not, they ARE apparently coming to get us."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 1:03pm

"I saw we hit them hard, and take advantage of the suprise to try and take 'em down fast."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 1:54pm

"Sounding like the overall plan." I nod, motioning back to where we parked the jet. "Wait till they get someplace safe and broadside them. Little sneaky, but no worse than what they'll do to us."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 1:57pm

"And someone stop Phantasia quick," Wreck mutters. "My powers aren't exactly reliable, and having an energy disruptor or whatever she is around is liable to make things very random and nasty."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 2:04pm

"I'll try for Phantasia - she's not got superhuman durability, has she? Just a question. Can't that Tolkien rip-off sense mutants? I mean, isn't that going to go against us?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 2:09pm

[Can't say I'm an expert on the astral plane, so pardon me if I screw up.]

The first thing Gerald and Lex notice is that there are many, many things to notice; they find themselves surrounded by dozens of superheroes. Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, Golem and Big Sister, even Wreck…every personality that Roxanne's manifested with her powers is in here. They don't talk, they don't move, they don't seem aware of Gerald and Lex's presence; they just float around in darkened space. Cold and lifeless.

Except for one body in the middle of them all. She looks like Roxanne, if Roxanne was eighteen instead of eleven; she's taller, her horns are more pronounced, her light-gray hair is longer and her gray skin is darker. At first she remains as motionless as the others, only distinguished by a garish white glow surrounding her. But, as they draw nearer, she looks up and notices them. And smiles.

"Had a feeling you'd be dropping by." She closes her eyes and rubs her neck, sighing. "Gerald, right? Was curious what you looked like. Not bad."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 2:30pm

«We're good. Anything can happen on the Astral Plane, although psychics tend to have more developed localities, victims of psychological trauma can be about the same. The beauty of it is that story reasons can cause it to be basically anything the story needs it to be.»

Well, this is unexpected.

"I'm afraid you have me at an advantage. You seem to know who I am, but I don't believe we've met."

This could get ugly fast. I consider dropping Lex back to his body, but that would take my concentration off…whatever this is…too long. And I don't want to go down from a cheap shot.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 2:38pm

"Oh, we've met. When you came sniffing in my head back when Roxanne came crying to you. First person I'd seen in a long time. It was nice." A chair manifested behind her and she sat down, still nonchalant. "Besides that, I've heard everything going on outside; can't see it, but I get the sound as it's processed. So I know you both, and-" She pauses, looking toward Heatwave. "Speaking of which, you, Lex: Don't leave any of your Exodus baggage in here, all right? I've got enough problems as is."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 2:45pm

«Since this is dialogue, and I don't feel comfortable putting words in people's mouths, I'm not going to write Lex reactions. If it comes to a throwdown, then I'll have him pitch in.»

"Well, I guess we encountered each other, but that's a little different than meeting. I still don't know your name, or what you want to be called."

The main plan is to keep her talking. It's possible that Roxanne is still in there, and the longer I can keep her talking, the more I can find out. There's also, of course, the throwdown option…but if this being has as much control as I think it does, that could be really bad for Roxanne.

"Nice place you got here, by the way."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 2:51pm

«I wish the Brotherhood got a move on…»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 2:53pm

"Name?" She pauses, looks a bit serious at this. "I guess I'd be going by Roxanne, but that faker's been going by that for so long, it feels tainted." She shrugs and tosses her hands in the air. "Well, whatever. I'll think about something. It's really hard to come up with rock related names, you know? Maybe 'Quake' or 'Aftershock' or 'Tremor' or something."

Her smiles comes back and legs cross as the once wooden chair she was sitting in morphs into a leather easy-chair. "Now, I'm going to take a wild stab and guess that you're here for the imposter, right? Roxanne, the little girl. Came to save her or something?" This would typically be the point where the villain explodes into a rant and proceeds to attack, but the Older Roxanne doesn't seem to care for that at all. "That's real noble. Nice. 100% pointless, but nice."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 2:54pm

[Blackmore's probably a little busy with the elections and all; he said he'd be sporadic today. :/ Got to say, I'm a little enthralled with the elections myself; first time I've watched CNN for more than five minutes…]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 2:56pm

«I will keep whining as long as I still draw breath…»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 2:58pm

«It's much less enthralling on this end. At my job, I am helping get the vote out for a candidate I don't like much, because it is in the best interest of our members. BUT, I still don't like it. Personally, I am pushing my friends and family to vote for a guy calling himself NJ Weedman, just because at least he has to balls to stand for something »

After a little more survailance, the Brotherhood finally emerge from the coffee house. Shaw is no where to be seen.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 2:58pm

[Given your track record for characters being in the 'not dead' category, that might not be too long…>_>]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 2:59pm

"Well…I'm not sure if you noticed this or not, but we're hardly the cavalry here. I mean, if I really wanted to do something, I'd be rolling much deeper, especially given the roster of psychics we have wandering around the mansion. No, I'm not here to save her. I'm here to figure out what's going on. This is purely a social visit."

I look around at the statues.

"Big Fantastic Four fan? I never really got into them."

I know that Roxy is a huge superhero fangirl, so I'm hoping skewing casual conversation that way would help.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 3:05pm

"You want to know what's going on?" Her temper looks like it's getting close to flare. "What's going on is you're invading my private property. You're in my head, you're in my business, and I'm being pretty gracious to not beat the crap out of you both. So, if you're not here to fight and you're not going to try and take what's rightfully mine, get lost. You don't have any right to mess with me, I'm not even doing anything wrong. Yet."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 3:11pm

"While I respect what you're saying, the truth is, it just ain't that simple. Whether you like it or not, there are a number of people who are going to try to find the 'fake', as you put it, and impressing me that it's none of their business will go a long ways towards making it none of their business."

I kick Lex back to his body.

"Alright, now it's just us. Just you and me."

I get rid of the armor and the weapons.

"If this truly is your head, and your business, and your life to do what you want with, well, convince me that the person I've known isn't the real deal. I can make what happens next much easier on you. On the other hand, Lex now knows enough that if I don't make it back to my body, he will know how it went down, and that will not be good for you. I got here just fine, and I'm no Xavier. Heck, I'm not even a Jean Grey. Maybe a Psylocke…but that's just a maybe."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 3:15pm

"That Shaw guy isn't with them anymore. I guess that makes things easier. So we get the drop on them when the reach a less populous area, right?" Sephula asks with anticipation.
"I'm still concerned about that Sauron guy, and whether or not he'll be able to sense our presence."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 3:17pm

She opens her mouth like she's going to go for some sort of comeback, but she holds back at the last moment and thinks it over. "Good point. Okay, fine." A chair appears behind Gerald, a stilted wooden one with a short fourth leg. Obviously on purpose. "Let me just clear this up, first, then I can tell you straight out: What do you know about the Mutant Massacre?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 3:20pm

[Gonna take a bit of a jump here, in the interest of speeding things up. Stop me if I'm wrong. :/]

"He didn't sense Wreck and Marisol, don't think he'll pick us up." I motion back to the jet and head off to it, getting in fast and taking off when everyone's inside. I get this aching feeling I'm missing something, but I shrug it off the moment we take flight, following the Brotherhood down the road.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 3:22pm

Well, this is at least more progress than I expected to make. I'll sit down, but really levitate slightly so I don't go off balance from the short leg.

"Mutant Massacre? I saw it, sort of, like a nightmare of it. That's when most of the Morlocks were killed. Arcade or Mojo was showing some of it, or a version of it. So basically what I know of it is what some random movie watcher knows about WWII from seeing Saving Private Ryan."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:30pm

In a short while, the Brotherhood has reached an open park, and are headed towards an odd vehicle parked in the rear of the vehicle. Rogue brings the Black Bird down between the Brotherhood and their ship.

"Looking for us?" Rogue says with a smirk, as the team emerges from the Blackbird, ready to fight.

Toad grins widely, "Perfect!! You've saved us a trip out to Westchester."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 3:39pm

<does the fight start now, then?>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 3:40pm

[Warning: Slight retcons ahead. Forgive. ]

"Saving Private Ryan?" She cocks an eye, looking confused. Takes her a moment, but she wisens. "That's a movie, right. God, so many things to catch up on." She sits up and stretches, as the glow around her starts to become more and more prominent. "Anyway, long story short, Sabretooth and his buddies came down and started screwing up the place. Real nasty. And I, me, I was right in the middle of it." She waves her hand out, looking at all the bodies around her. "Like you can see, my head's a little different from normal; I've got all these different personalities flying about. Now, I didn't care too much about what was going on in the Massacre; all I knew was that psychos were trying to kill me. So, you know, I ran. And while I'm running, this crazy witch who was taking care of me, Annalee, knocks off some of her emotions onto me, right before she winds up shot. So I had the feelings of a woman who's about to die just slam into my brain. Lovely."

She rubs her eyes, struggling over the next part. "Couldn't think. Couldn't move. Just numbed. But before I could snap out of it, one of my lower personalities crawled up to the surface and set up shop with my body like I never even existed. So, yeah, I'm a little miffed about it. Lost track of all the years I've lost. Sucks. Completely sucks." Despite that, she claps her hands and goes back to smiling. "But, really, I've got to thank you guys, 'cause all this trauma she's been going through with Arcade and Current dying and stuff, it's just been wonderful. The more stressed out she gets, the easier it is for me to take permanent control again. That thing were Wreck messed up her mind with that freak-o power of his, like a blast of fresh air, I swear."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 3:42pm

«Saving Private Ryan isn't even out yet… <_< »

This was a lousy ambush, thought Marisol. They should have tried to get the drop on them, or something.

She wondered who she should attack…
Phantazia had been quite nice to her. The least she could do was let someone else take her down.
Pyro… was too dangerous. It wasn't… um… tactically sound for her to attack the one person who had the biggest chance of killing her.
Blob was too difficult - the only idea she had for dealing with him would have left him weakened, but maddened with rage.
Sauron could beat her much the same way Rogue had, and it definitely wasn't a good idea to leave her dangerous shapeshifting powers in his hands.
So… Toad? She doubted that he could evade her fast enough, and he was rather vulnerable compared to some of the others. Once she was done with him, she would choose the next target out of convenience…

With Pyro abound, becoming a large monster meant being a good target… so for the moment, she would fight as herself… enhanced, of course.

She looked towards Rogue and Cannonball questioningly.
"Can I?" she asked.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 3:46pm

A little unnerved by Toad’s confidence, Sephula dropped back before he was spotted. Trying to spot Phantasia, he used his powers to boost his physical attributes up to just super-human standards, boosting his powers a tiny bit for a short while also. Now using his super-human agility, he skulked around the entire group without being spotted, and somehow managed to make his way behind Phantasia.
“This should help Wreck out a bit,” Sephula thought with anticipation, as he struck her hard with a double fisted blow around the head. “Did that work?”


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 3:47pm

"Go for it." I look towards Pyro, making sure he sees just how miffed I am. I'm about to let off a lot of stress. "Just leave Flame Boy to me, is all I ask. Won't take too long."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:49pm

This was a lousy ambush, thought Marisol. They should have tried to get the drop on them, or something.

«THEN TAKE SOME INITIATIVE! I try to put you guys in the driver seat, and you just stare at your navels.»

Sam nods at Marisol, "Go for it."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:49pm

«LOL! Odd that Sam and Rogue both replied the same way»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 3:51pm

[I rather like my navel…I mean, really, how often do you just LOOK at your navel. It's rather out of place.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 3:51pm

«lasthero… -_-»

Marisol bolted towards the Brotherhood. Half way towards the group, she extended her arm towards Toad's ankle, trying to catch a hold of him. At the same time, she was prepared to do the same with her other arm in case he jumped.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:54pm

«Sadly, I was born without a navel. Quite a tragic thing…»

Pyro breaks from the group and runs towards the Brotherhood's ship. Toad lashes out with his tongue and hits Marisol with his resin…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 3:54pm

<Stryker's the retcon that walks like a man, so I'm not going to get all crazy about retcons on the fly. Plus, I know better than to believe everything crazy alternate personalities tell me. >

That's a lot worse than I thought. But I'm not sure it's the truth…

"I've felt people die before, too. It's no picnic. Heck, I thought I felt my father die…turns out, he's still alive. I can't explain."

I shrug noncomitally.

"So, essentially, what happened is that SHE took YOU over, and that she was some sort of creation of post traumatic shock or something. How very interesting."

I get up and walk around the statues a little.

"So, these all represent something to you? Aspects of yourself? I'd assume that they're avatars that represent personalities as opposed to personalities themselves, mostly because I doubt you ever feel like you're Captain America."

«Here goes the point that you get to determine what happens. I don't want to intrude on the ongoing Roxanne plot you had developed, so the success of the following move is ENTIRELY up to you. Your character, your choice. If it doesn't work, Gerald will get kicked back to his body and unable to follow this path again. If it does work, probably the same as a reflexive action. So we won't know what happens…dun dun DUN…»

Walking through the statues, I make sure to have at least part of me out of sight, but act casual. I don't care who is the original Roxanne. I'm not going to let my friend down. And sometimes that means hard choices.

I quickdraw a psychic weapon, a gun, and do my best Han Solo impression. Original version Han Solo, no Greedo shoots first crap. I aim for the head. I only get one shot.

"Let's just say you didn't convince me, bitch."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:55pm

Marisol feels a very filthy presence in her mind after Toad's tongue hits her. She can feel control over her body slipping away quickly.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 3:56pm

I feel this bump on my back, kind of like a tap, but I'm not really paying it much attention. I'm a little bit more focused on the Dead Aussie Walking I'm flying towards at the moment. "Hey, Pyro." I close in, draw back my fist, even give a little growl. "Having trouble keeping your mouth shut?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 3:59pm

«born, let me aquant you with the rules, 1) In the X-Mansion and Missions sections, all posts should be in character. If you have a Out Of Character comment, question, or concern, pop it over in one of the other sections. Since this game is more about fun then rules, I don't mind some violations to this rule, but make sure you don't overdo it and make it clear you are posting out of character.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 7, 2006, 4:08pm

«I'd ask you what you were talking about, since my post was clearly like it is right now from the beginning on… but I don't dare really post THIS right now.

Seriously… I'm ashamed. I felt the OOC posts were outnumbering the REAL posts, too… Sorry.

End, uh, just to clarify, I edited my previous post for action before I even saw what you said, blackmore.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 4:11pm

Wreck stands with his arms folded, glancing around the battlefield.

"Let's see……Phantasia. Would screw with my entropy field and likely kill us all. Nope. Pyro. About to have his head punched to Kansas by Rogue. Nope. Toad……eh, too easy. Nope. Blob, too hard. Nope. Sauron……Sauron hypnotizes you with eye contact."

He turns to look at Sauron. Then he smiles, rushing towards him while firing his guns.

"And you're the next contestant on the Price is Right! Come on down and get your bullets!"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 7, 2006, 4:11pm

«A little OOC is fine, OOC that takes away from the game, like constantly saying, "That movie did not come out yet," is just being annoying and distracting. This RPG takes place in present time, even though the comics came out in 1994.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 4:18pm

Ugh…
"I guess I'd better learn to co-ordinate attacks,” Sephula thought groggily, fighting unconsciousness. After coming on top in this internal struggle, Sephula gave Phantasia a swift kick whilst she was on the floor, to make sure she stayed that way. “That deals with my main concern for now – her crippling my biokinesis. Who now? Toad seems to be the easiest target…”


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 4:24pm

Bounding off of a side building, Sephula leapt towards Toad, kicking viciously down at his tongue, forcing Toad to snap it back in pain. Bouncing back off of the floor, he struck Toad in the head, and sprung off of him again. Just as he was about to hit another wall to recoil off of, Toad grabbed him with his tongue, leaving Sephula enough time to let out a little “ulp,” before slamming him into a wall.
“This isn’t going out as well as I’d thought. If it wasn’t for my boosted endurance, I’d be out of it completely,” Sephula thought, grimacing in pain.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Roxanne "Madrock" Madison on Nov 7, 2006, 4:26pm

[It's okay, born! *hugs*]

A quick move, decisive, might have worked nine times out of ten, but this just so happens to be the tenth time. Gerald’s shot is blocked by none other than Mjolnir, grasped tightly in the Mighty Thor’s hands. Or, at least, a representation of Thor. “Well, you’re kind of rude, aren’t you?”

The various heroes come to life and start grabbing at Gerald, holding him down, pinning him to the ground. Except for Spider-Man. Spider-Man webs him in the face, just to be irritating. “You can believe what you want to believe. Doesn’t make it any less wrong.” She stands up and heads over to him, peeking over the superhero dogpile. “I’m controlling my powers now. I deserve to. You want your little friend back, that it? Want proof I am what I say I am?” She holds out her hand and a flicker forms in her palm, a small blip of light. She slams into Gerald’s chest, into his being, and he can sense Roxanne’s presence inside his own mind. But it’s small. So, so small. “Take her, then. Couldn’t totally wipe her out, anyway; couldn’t get the stain all the way out. You can have what’s left of her.”

She turns away from him and prepares to toss him out, but she’s got just one more thing to say. “Oh, by the way, just because you came in here and messed up my day, I’m going to come down to that stupid school of yours and drop the biggest rock I can find right on top of it. First thing when I wake up, promise. Later.”

He gets kicked out, and the way is shut.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 4:28pm

Seeing Marisol struggling, Sephula rose from the ground, pushing through the pain, to go and help him teammate out.
“This guy is too experienced for me, even in my current state,” Sephula thought. “I need to push farther.”
Taking a moment to heal up some of his damage as quickly as he could, Sephula gave himself another small boost, and charged at Toad. He grabbed his head from behind, taking care to lock his jaw, and smashed him in the back of the head with his other had a couple of times.
"Hope that did the trick."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 7, 2006, 4:33pm

«Erk. I now have absolutely no idea how to handle this. And this is actual game related, so it shouldn't count as OOC. I'm going to think about it for a while, and probably come to a decision tomorrow afternoon when I come back (I'll be at court in the morning). Lasty, if you have any ideas, let me know. My call is that until then, Stryker will be back in his body, but vaguely unresponsive…responsive enough that Lex can get him to tag along somewhere, but not enough that he can really formulate anything coherent.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 4:40pm

<Oh, didn't know that. I'll change it.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 7, 2006, 4:41pm

<Yeah, we're going by invisible die rolls. Declare an attack, wait for the outcome, etc>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 4:47pm

«There, I changed both of my attacks on page 17. Is that more like how it's supposed to be?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 5:09pm

"Damn it, Pyro, get back here!" I fly after him, trying to work my way to his front. Don't think his fire can hurt me to bad, but I don't take any chances; I reach out for his wrists and trying to crush his little flamethrowers.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Dillon "Time-Hopper" Drummond on Nov 7, 2006, 5:21pm

"Damn it." swore Dillan. He still felt too drained to use his powers, which was a shame since he had a great plan to jump with the blob and reappear up into the air, having him crash down on the other Brotherhood members (at least, that's how he liked it could go)

Guess it's time to hide


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 5:23pm

«how does the die thing work? how do I find out what my attack does to Toad? And can I do anything till then?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 7, 2006, 5:24pm

«Blackmore (Cannonball) tells you the result of the roll (your action). Action of my own coming up.»

Great. The fight has arrived.

Nadia had been contented to keep her head down during all of the preparation for the confrontation with the Brotherhood but now that it had finally arrived, she felt that she had to do something to show that she could pull her own weight. Speaking of weight, Nadia set her eyes on Phantazia. She cursed the fact that others had taken most of the easy marks already. She felt around inside herself at first. The inactive nanites were still there. She had used them to make a cyborg out of herself the first time her powers activated but she lost all control and coherent thought at the time. Couldn't risk attacking her allies. That would make a great first impression.

Looking around before stepping out the Blackbird she finally settles on pressing her hand against the jet's outer hull figuring it is the most sturdy thing around. Physical sensation left her as her nervous system, along with everything else, became the same metal the ship was made of, colour and all. She tried to yell something cocky sounding that she would instantly regret saying at Phantazia before she struck the lack of vocal chords sort of saved her there.

Well… here goes, almost literally, nothing.

Running out of the jet she now bore a striking resemblance to, Nadia takes off towards Phantazia. About two meters away Nadia leaps towards her in a tackle hoping it was unexpected.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 5:27pm

«Does that mean I can't take action until Blackmore's back? I'm not entirely sure of how all the rules work yet.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 7, 2006, 5:29pm

[You try to do something, Blackmore tells you if/how it works. Like if Dillan tried to, say, time-jump the Blob away, he would write up to the point where he does it. Then Blackmore would tell him how the action worked and how successful it was. You get a feel for it.]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 5:32pm

<Alright. Thanks.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 6:13pm

"No! Not right now!" Sephula thought, starting to grow sleepy. He realised that the boost on his body must be about to start eating at his energy reserves.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 6:44pm

Very abruptly, Sephula drifted off - or seemed to at least. He found himself in a fantastical place, but kept as a specimen. Leaping from one moment to the next, he found himself leaving that place with the mutant terrorist Magneto - until a moment of betrayal, when he was struck down from the escape mechanism.

Snapping back to the present, Sephula took in his surroundings, alert and alarmed, and was surprised to find himself still in the moment where he struck Toad.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 7, 2006, 7:51pm

"Gerald? You're back? What happened?"

Lex waits for a minute or two.

"Fine, whatever. The fact that you aren't responding very much makes it seem like it didn't go well. We have to find her. I say that we head to where we saw her last….the Mansion."

Lex gets on the motorcycle helping Gerald on the back. He starts the engine and takes off back towards the mansion.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 7, 2006, 9:14pm

«Alright, I'm gone. Need to get some sleep.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 12:37pm

«Sorry about the long, long delay. Had some issues at home. I managed to accidentally overwrite my digital back ups of all of our music files…and since we got rid of all our CD's (actually all my wife's CD's, my sister ended up taking all my CD's), my wife was in an unstandably foul mood. And had some issues at work with post-election press releases. Since we are technically closed this week, I don't have any staff, so I am doing everything by myself. Reading everything so I can update this, might take a few minutes.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 9, 2006, 12:45pm

«no problem…I'm in and out..but hope that I don't miss any more action…you guys put up 7 pages since I last was around!»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:11pm

For my own sanity, a recap. If I am missing someone, let me know.

Toad
Blob
Phantazia
Pyro
Sauron

Vs.

Dialation
Rogue
Cannonball
Solidity
Wreck
Osmosis
Sephula
Reflex

Away from main scene:
Heatwave
Stryker
Madrock

Location unknown:
Shinobi Shaw


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 1:12pm

«That sounds about right.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:22pm

New Mutants and Brotherhood are squaring off in a wide open park.

Brotherhood — New Mutants -— Black Bird —— Brotherhood's transport

Sephula takes the initiative and goes right for Phantazia. Phantazia is pretty powerful, but even she can get taken by a sneak attack. Phantazia was dazed by Sephula's strike, but is already recovered.

Sephula takes a pretty hard hit from Rogue who was moving after Pyro at the time. Rogue grabs a hold of Pyro, and realizes immediately that she has a severe advantage here. Pyro is in street clothes…no flame thrower.

Solidity went after Toad, who hit her with his mind controlling goop. Sephula's attack on Toad, managed to free up Solidity. Sephula continues to attack Toad, but Toad is much faster. Toad dodges backwards, and leaps at Sephula, trying to drive him to the ground. When Toad leaps, a sheet of paper falls from his pocket.

Wreck opened fire at Sauron. Sauron screetches in annoyance, "CABLE DID THE SAME THING TO ME! But I am still here, whelp!" Sauron races down, raking his claws across Wreck's face, knocking his glasses off his face.

After the first sneak attack, Phantazia is ready for a fight. She lashes out as Osmosis with a burst of disruptive energy. Osmosis feels the metal of her body peeling back painfully.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 1:26pm

«Mind-controlling? Clearly I've made a grivous error.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 1:27pm

«What about me?! What do Gerald and Lex see at the mansion!?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:28pm

Blob is moving towards Dil, who seems exhausted. Cannonball propels himself at Blob, who reaches for him, but Sam easily darts around him, drawing his attention from Dialation. "Stay on your toes, New Mutants!"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 1:29pm

[No worries, Blackmore! Glad to you have you back. Figured things would be hectic for you.]

Lucky, lucky me. You know, you'd think with the way he needs those lame flamethrowers to do crap, he'd carry them with all the time. Guess not. Works for me.

I grab him by the collar and hoist him up, tempted to knock him straight out, but might as well lay on him a bit. "Okay, Pyro, you either start talking or I start beating." I rear back my fist, like I'm ready to knock his head clean off. I could. I won't. But I'm guessing he's not about to risk it.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:30pm

«last hero was scripting that part, so I honestly don't know what you see.

Don't worry about it, born. Sephula kicked you loose anyway. I thought your reaction made sense anyway. You should have a certain invulnerabilty to a substance based attack like that»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 1:30pm

Wreck slowly wipes a hand across his face, watching it come back drenched in blood.

He closes his teeth-eyes. When he opens them again, the familiar red lights are blazing from somewhere in the depths of his skull.

"You……overgrown pterodactyl BITCH!"

He suddenly leaps right at Sauron, wrapping his arms around his neck and willing his body to collapse.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 1:30pm

Sephula winced in pain as he was being crushed by Toad, blood trickling out of his nose. He grasped blindly at Toad's face, tempted to take a form of action he was reluctant to.
"No," he thought at the last second. "I'm not gonna fight that way if I can help it."
He settled for giving himself another slight boost and trying to crush Toad's skull (without fatal intents, of course).


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:31pm

Pyro smiles, "You think I am that helpless?" Before Rogue can respond, Pyro flicks a lighter from his pocket and a blare of flames hits Rogue right in the face, blinding her.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 1:33pm

[Oh, sorry, didn't see that last bit for you Lex. You'd basically just see general devastation in the forest, about a mile or so from the mansion. Uprooted trees, holes, pretty much what you'd expect to see if a geokinetic was fighting.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 1:33pm

Marisol repressed her embarrasment and forced herself back to action.
The first thing that came to mind was fulfilling her earlier plan. She extended her arms towards Toad's ankles, this time a little more carefully.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 1:35pm

Figures, that's what I get for being cocky.

I toss him away and rub my eyes; my face'll be fine, yeah, but it's a big damn annoyance.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:36pm

Wreck and Sauron are wrestling in the air. Sauron is draining Wreck's energy and Wreck is using his disruption power to try and tear Sauron apart. So far, Sauron's effect seems to be taking hold faster.

Sephula's blind lashings result with his finger in Toad's eye, as Sephula squeezes. Toad kicks Sephula away, and staggers backwards, blood spilling from his face. Toad whips his tongue out, knocking Sephula off his feet.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:38pm

Pyro rolls to his feet and continues his mad dash for the transport.

Toad is screaming, "You X-Men used to fight fair…what the hell is wrong with this world?" Solidity is able to lasso him pretty easily.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 1:40pm

«Ok, thanks »

Lex and Gerald head towards all the destruction. They explore the area and don't find much of anything(lasthero told me that over AIM cause he had to take off). The area is completly destroyed, but there isn't anything pointing to where Roxxy may be.

"Damn nothing here. No clues at all. I guess we should head back, they may need us."

Lex and Gerald get back on the bike and head back towards the group.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 1:41pm

Completely winded, Sephula struggled back onto his feet. Fighting for his consiousness, he also felt a sweeping tiredness as a result of using his powers the way he had been. Stumped as for what to do, Sephula tried to plan his next move.

<Frankly, the way things are going, I don't think I can really beat Toad any other way. Can I use my powers directly on him? By the way, is it daytime? I forget.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 1:42pm

Perfect…
Marisol heaved Toad high into the air and slammed him back into the ground… repeatedly.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 1:43pm

Death, death, death. The word repeats and repeats, as Wreck's surroundings fade into a sea of screaming maggots. And then the words themselves fade, as Sauron's powers begin to drain him dry.

A sudden moment of clarity strikes Wreck then, and he attempts to tear himself off of Sauron, planting his feet on him and leaping backwards.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 1:44pm

Strange. Just how does one without a nervous system feel pain, she wondered. Probably the same way somebody without real eyes or ear drums sees and hears. Or, at least, it's what she would have been thinking about were it not for the pain searing through her body. The energy burst caught her in mid air and dropped Nadia about a meter from her target. Or what was supposed to be her target. It was sort of the other way around right now. Good ideas, good ideas, good ideas, good idea… nope no good ideas. Lets go for a bad one.

Osmosis leapt from her spot on the floor towards towards Phantazia, almost as if she was inviting the same result as before.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:48pm

Wreck manages to kick himself free. Sauron hits the ground hard nearby, and begins crawling towards Wreck, hissing nastily.

«I see no reason why not, Sephula»

Toad hits the ground twice, before he is knocked cold.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 1:50pm

Phantazia laughs at Osmosis's renewed attack and attempts to do it again (waiting to see if Osmosis has a plan here).


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 1:53pm

Landing in a crouch, Wreck cocks his head towards the incoming Sauron. The last remnants of the voices fade from his head, as the glowing lights fade back to wherever they came from.

He stands, pulls his guns once more and starts shooting at Sauron again, steadily marching forward.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 1:59pm

There, done… And nobody probably really saw how easily that could have gone wrong.

She let Toad slump to the ground and looked around for a new target. She considered moving to aid Wreck with Sauron, but… decided not to. Blob was menacing Cannonball and a helpless Dialation. She wasn't sure what she could do to the guy, but decided to try out. Without much faith in success, she formed her hands into giant clubs and jumped at Blob. His head seemed to have a bit less fat than the rest of him, so that was her target…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 2:05pm

The energy burst catches Osmosis is mid air. Again. Pain spreads through her body. Again. But this time it doesn't last nearly as long. Nadia's metallic body starts to peel back in a familiar manner for all of an instant before everything changes. Her metallic form glows for the merest of moments before giving way to a very vaguely human shaped, five foot tall, mass of energy. Osmosis could barely maintain coherent thought like this. She could handle but a single concept at a time.

Retribution.

Exploding forwards, Osmosis' entire energy body blasts towards Phantazia from close range.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:07pm

«There is no way that Heatwave and Stryker would make it there and back that quickly.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 2:11pm

«I could have sworn that Dillan said it was like a 2 minute drive….»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:13pm

Sauron roars with anger, and grabs a hold of Wreck, starting to drain him again. Before Wreck could respon, Sauron hamstrings Wreck. When Wreck falls, he finds himself face to face with Sauron's hypnotic eyes.

Osmosis blasts through Phantazia who hits the ground with a thud.

Blob is whining about Solidity's attack, but not hurt by it as much as annoyed.

Shinobi Shaw pops up through the ground and reaches into Sephula's chest. Sephula feels liks he is having a heart attack.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Nov 9, 2006, 2:14pm

"Uh, actually, I think I better stay at the mansion. You go have fun. I'll be fine."

I need to go talk to Xavier, Jean, and/or Betsy about what's going on. That's priority one right now.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 2:15pm

"Ok, keep an eye out for Roxxy."

Lex gets on the bike and heads back towards the group.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:15pm

«He said a few minutes away. I'm leaning towards ten minutes each way, plus you guys had to investigate for at least another five minutes or so. Not to mention the time you spent in the Astral Plane.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 2:16pm

«I totally forgot the Astral Plane time. My bad.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:21pm

«No problem, I will get you back in time to join the battle »

Pyro has reached the transport, and runs inside. About a minute, later, he comes back out with his flamethrower.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 2:21pm

Clearly, this wasn't a case for brawns.
That was all right… she could do more than that.

Grimacing slightly, Marisol jumped on the Blob and rolled herself around his head firmly. Now all she had to do was wait until he ran out of air… in theory, at least.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 2:22pm

"… W-what happened?"

Nadia was on the ground about 30 feet from Phantazia's body. She was back in her own form. Good old flesh and blood. She hadn't been out of for very long at all - 30 seconds, tops. Suddenly she remembered that she was supposed to be fighting somebody. She twists her body around looking for Phantazia, a little worried about fighting her without taking on any attributes first.

Where is she? Where… oh.

Nadia walked over to Phantazia's body slowly, taking no notice of the chaos that was the other mutants fighting. "No. I… I didn't mean to…" She came to Phantazia's body and slumped down to her knees. She looked at the hole where Nadia was certain a chest used to be. "I didn't mean to… I didn't mean to." With the other mutants fighting around her, Nadia repeated that mantra as tears began to drip down the sides of her face.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 2:22pm

Wreck had been wondering about this. With his physical lack of eyeballs, he was curious as to whether Sauron could actually affect him or not.

Apparently the answer was yes, as he rapidly finds his will being drained away. The voice of Sauron booms through his head.

And he manages a slight smile. He'd been waiting for the freak to attempt this.

"Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiith meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…….."

When he's certain that his mind is good and entrenched with Sauron's, Wreck slowly reaches for his gun, draws it and raises it to his own head, pulling the trigger.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:24pm

Blob's head starts to hurt. He increases his gravity, and Marisol starts to feel a tremendous pressure. It feels like she is being compressed into the size of a marble.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:30pm

Sauron collapses to the floor in a heap…but Wreck does not seem to be recovering too well. His body's regenerative ability has been severely compromised by Sauron's energy drain.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 2:33pm

Okay, starting to get my sight back, just in time to see Pyro coming back out of the transport with his flamethrowers. Bad news; he could flame broil just about anyone here, best chance is to get Heatwave and-

Wait…where the heck'd Heatwave get off to?

Don't worry about it. Just get to the job.

I take flight and head towards him at full speed, looking for a spot to dodge if…when he tries to fry me.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:34pm

Pyro puts a wall of flame between Rogue and himself, and turns towards Osmosis who is crouching down crying.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 2:37pm

"Shoot!" I back off, flying around the wall, looking for a way in and trying to keep Pyro's attention off the others. Doesn't work, though; he's still looking away, and when I follow his eyes I see why: Nadia crying. Slumped on the ground, tears flowing, with Phantazia next to her. What's left of Phantazia. "Oh no…"

This was a mistake. This was all a mistake.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 2:39pm

Nadia takes no notice of Pyro behind her. She remains there, on her knees staring at Phantazia's body, going on like a broken record.

"I didn't mean to… I didn't mean to…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 2:40pm

Lying on the grass, Wreck's vision takes several interesting twists. He sees the sky above him. Then it suddenly becomes a horrifying shade of red, as fire breaks across the horizon like lightning, and winged creatures swoop to and fro.

Then back to normal. And then back to the apocalypse, as an all too familiar voice to him laughs from somewhere just beyond his sight.

"You didn't think you could taunt me forever, did you?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:41pm

Heatwave chooses just that moment to ride up on the scene.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 2:44pm

«Yeah, uh, I expected it to work… so I deleted it.»

This… was simply unfair.
Blob was half an inch away from being able to breathe and she was being contorted away from him. It didn't hurt all that much, but she was being ripped away from his body. Marisol gave in before she could be compressed past her limits.
She slinked away from him, onto the ground.

Blob was grinning stupidly. She felt afraid… but not of him.
There was just nothing she could reasonably do… She was helpless, again. Well…

Marisol gagged slightly. She proceeded to jump back onto his face, and started forcing herself through Blob's nostrils.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:48pm

That might be the grossest thing we've ever seen….Blob tries to force her loose, but she is getting good and up there. Blob tries sneezing her loose, but she has him locked down. Blob falls down hard.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 2:52pm

Marisol tried very hard not to think anything…. to purge her mind of everything that might force her to acknowledge what she was doing.
She was vaguely aware of the Blob keeling over, but she had to be sure. Moving onwards slightly, into his larynx, she blocked it off completely. She proceeded to wait, and hope the Blob wouldn't throw up…

No matter how disgusting this was… she couldn't let herself be beaten.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 2:54pm

[Turning into a dog, going up the Blob's nose…this has just been a bad day for poor Marisol. ;_; I do hope she remembers to take a bath…]

I break away from Pyro and fly over to Nadia, kneeling and wrapping my arms around her from behind; half because I want to comfort her, half because I want to get her out fast if Pyro tries something. "It's alright, it's alright…"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 2:57pm

Pyro tries to torch the two of them.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 3:01pm

I see the light out the corner of my eye, feel the heat, but I'm already flying with Nadia held tight. "Just hang on, honey, everything's going to be okay." I'm saying that for myself, too. Need to get her to a safe spot; she'll just get hurt on the field now. Hoping Cannonball can hold down the fort…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 3:02pm

Panicking, Sephula lashes out.
"I'm going to die, I'm going to die, I'm… I'm going to take this **** with me!"
Certain of his looming oblivion, Sephula began to face his mortality… And decided it didn't matter to what extreme he had to take action.

He started to try and have Shaw draw all of the moisture from the air into his outer skin cells, in attempt to expend Shaw's energy, and at the same time began an attempt to send Shaw's respiration into overdrive, to try and drop him unconsious immediately.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 3:02pm

What can best be described as the devil materializes in front of Wreck, red cloak, horns and all. He attempts to move, but is completely paralyzed.

With nothing else to do, Wreck flops his head to the ground.

"Well, yes, actually. That would have been the idea."

To this the creature laughs mightily, throwing his head back.

"You are truly less than a gnat," the devil answers. "A gnat that has flown about me for far too long. Begging to be swatted."

And he returns his focus to Wreck. The devil folds its arms, and with a roar to shake the heavens themselves, transforms. It grows, grows, and in mere moments, has taken the shape of a massive dragon.

For his part, Wreck merely stares. His teeth-eyes widen in the closest expression to shock he can muster.

"Uh…..you just wait! Whatever the hell the dinosaur guy did to me will wear off and I'll wake up! Just like I always do!"

The long neck of the dragon cranes, as the mouth of it opens to an absurdly wide degree, moving closer.

"……yeah, now would be a good time for that. Right? RIGHT!?"

Closer, the dragon moves……


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:06pm

Cannonball follows Rogue's lead and tackles into Pyro. Pyro tries to flame him, but his blast field keeps him clear.

Sephula's attack does not seem as effective as it should. Shinobi keeps phasing the rest of his body, but it does allow Sephula to pull himself free. Sephula collapses to the ground, his chest killing him.

Shinobi scowls, and slinks back into the ground. He's been seen, and has no interest in a fair fight. The New Mutants keep their eyes open for him, but Shinobi does not return…for now.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 9, 2006, 3:06pm

Reflex finally snaps out his daze..and runs as fast as he can around Pyro….attempting to create a wind funnel to either put out his fire completely….or pull it harmlessly into the air.

«your post just came up while I was typing mine, blackmore…so if his fire is already out. I attempt the same thing..hoping to pull the air from his vicinity to cause him to pass out»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 3:09pm

Nadia finally manages to break out of her mantra, adding in on small variation.

"I didn't mean to do it. You believe me, right? Right?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:10pm

Pyro tries to hit Reflex, but Reflex's whirlwind seems pretty effective. Samgrabs the backpack and rockets into the air, pulling it free. Pyro still has some fuel and flames in the tubes, but not much to put up much resistance. He looks around at the rest of his defeated team, and puts his arms up. "Forget this, we're not being paid quite that well."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 3:10pm

<Guess I'm out of the fight, huh? Well, I couldn't have expected to take on Shaw, anyhow.>


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:12pm

«Fight is pretty much wrapped up, actually. Last man standing was Pyro. Blob was choked out. Phantazia has a gaping hole in the chest. Shinobi took a powder. Toad lost an eye and is a battered mess. Sauron got his brain fried by Wreck's suicidal attack.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 3:13pm

"I know you didn't, darling." I find this empty parking lot nearby, right in front of an abandoned mini-mall, and I set her down there. "It's alright, okay? It's not your fault. It's mine, really." I lean down, looking her eye to eye. "You understand, right? Don't blame yourself."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Curt "Reflex" Camden on Nov 9, 2006, 3:15pm

«you guys have a knack for starting the fight when I'm AFK »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:16pm

«I wouldn't be too worried about it. Wreck pretty much brain deaded Sauron, and Sephula ripped out one of Toad's eyes. Blob is more than choked out at this point. NM is nothing is not blood-thirsty »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 3:19pm

<Speaking of which, did I manage to get Wreck killed or not? Could really go either direction with Mephisto about to eat him >


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 3:21pm

Her fault? That doesn't make any sense. Rogue wasn't the one fighting Phantazia… Rogue wasn't the one who… who…

Nadia's eyes made their way to her feet as she gave a small nod, but it didn't even begin to look convincing.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 3:26pm

"I shouldn't have brought you here." I'm trying to drill in the point, make her understand. "You and Sephula and Marisol, you weren't ready for this. And I was just picking at straws going after the Brotherhood. I should've waited and figured this all out, but I didn't…it's my fault. You did what you did to get out of a situation I shouldn't have put you in."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:26pm

«Wreck will be recovering sooner or later…but the lack of energy is making it a slower process than it should be. BTW, while you guys are recovering, I would read my earlier posts from today carefully. There is an important detail I don't want you to miss»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 3:27pm

«But damn. I'm wondering if the lasting effect of hand through chest is going to be as minimal as usually in comics, or if it's going to be realistic. When I first read that part I got quite concerned »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 3:28pm

[The posts in this mission?]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 3:32pm

«Yup, Roguy. Sephula is in rough shape, but he will recover. I am not going to kill someone on their first mission »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 3:34pm

Quote:When Toad leaps, a sheet of paper falls from his pocket.

«Rogue and Nadia are away from the scene at the moment, but perhaps somebody still there may want to pick it up? Post coming in a second.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 3:37pm

Marisol was back out of Blob again. She was standing crouched near Blob's unconscious body, concentrating to make sure she had removed EVERYTHING she might have picked up in Blob from herself.

Had she eaten anything that day, she would already expelled it violently.

A few moments later, she straightened herself and looked around.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Wreck on Nov 9, 2006, 3:37pm

And the dragon swoops in to devour Wreck. Just as it does, however, the landscape once again fades into normalcy, Hell being replaced by the exterior of Harry's Hideaway.

He looks around in confusion. Pats himself on the chest, making certain he's actually there.

"I'm…..I'm alive."

Then he pats himself on the head, only to cry out in agony as his hand sinks partially into his skull.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 3:43pm

Skirting on the borders of conciousness, Sephula finally succumbed to it.
And he found himself falling, through shadows into light, as the light chased the shadows into oblivion and devoured them. The light rushed into Sephula, causing him to feel as if he was about to explode with energy, as the shadows came rushing back, allowing him to fall through them again.
And then he was on solid ground, but still felt insubstantial. Behind him he heard a voice.
“Don’t you ever turn solid?” It spoke, with a harsh growl.
“Only when I feel safe. Here… I feel safe,” he heard, coming from within him. The feeling of insubstantiality left him – he felt very heavy, as borne down by lead weights.
“… That makes this even harder,” he heard the growl come again. A sharp pain ran through his neck.
And again, he was falling…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 3:44pm

The problem with logic in times like this is that the grief stricken rarely want to hear it. Rogue's explanation that they never should have been in the situation in the first place made loads of sense. Nadia had been backed into a corner. But Nadia couldn't bring herself to put blame on anyone else. All that she could really think about was herself, and the gaping hole that she put through Phantazia's chest.

"May- maybe we both messed up…"

Messed up? That trivialized it so much. She looked for better words but could find any. The more she tried to think, the more she realized that she couldn't right now. Or that she didn't want to. Saying nothing else she took a step towards Rogue and put her arms around her, burying her head in Rogue's chest. She was sure that she just needed a moment…


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 3:50pm

For a second I freeze, just taken by surprise. Like everything that's been going on today just overwhelms me. Like all this guilt's just built up and burst. Like I don't know what to do.

Then it hits: Hug her back, dummy.

"Man, what are you kids doing to me?" I hold her, embrace her for a moment. A long moment. One that ends when I notice that the fighting sounds like it's died down, the battle's over. "Ready to go back?"

[You'll have to control Rogue from here; I gotta head out for the day and probably won't be back till late. :/ Sorry!]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 3:52pm

Marisol slowly walked toward the jet.
The others were strewn about some of them clearly injured. She could see Rogue and Nadia hugging tightly in the distance. She briefly wondered what that was about, until she saw the corpse of Phantazia lying flat on her back a couple of yards away.
She should have become a veterinarian, or something…

Marisol found herself caring more about Rogue's display of comfort than the gruesome death that had taken place a few minutes ago.
The thought slowly formed in her head that no one ever hugged her… She turned her gaze to the ground, and saw a piece of paper lying a few feet off. She picked it up.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Nov 9, 2006, 4:04pm

The "How" of it, Nadia would never completely understand, but the hug helped her somewhat. As if Rogue had taken some of the burden into herself. Nadia was still very aware of the fact that she had just killed somebody and she was still devestated. But she felt as if she could function now. At the very least until her grief got it's second wind and came back for more.

"Yeah… let's go."

With that Rogue scooped Nadia up and they flew back to where the battle happened.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:07pm

The paper lists several names of mutants around our age group. Marisol doesn't recognize too many of the names, but two jump out at her immediately, "Paige Guthrie and Jay Guthrie."


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:10pm

Other names include:

John Proudstar
Angelica Jones
Vance Astrovik
Roberto "Bobby" da Costa
Samuel Guthrie
Tabitha Smith

and on and on…

Oddly enough, none of the current New Mutants are listed.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 4:12pm

Sephula began to regain consciousness.
"Ugh… What the hell happened? Where are they? What- who's that on the ground there? Is that one of THEM?"
In this moment he finally realised just how over his head that fight was, and he was lucky to come out alive… even if he felt like a b****. And just for a moment he allowed himself to feel overwhelmed.

«Am I allowed to heal him with his own powers?»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:12pm

Sam floats over by Marisol, "What's that?"


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:13pm

«You are allowed to TRY whatever you want…no guarantee that it will work »


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Marisol "Solidity" Morales on Nov 9, 2006, 4:14pm

Marisol handed the paper to Cannonball wordlessly.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:17pm

Cannonball's reading down the list. He chuckles slightly, "Looks like the Upstarts are going after New Warriors and X-Force members…Yeah, that is going to go well for…Oh no…" he trails off as he gets to his siblings' names.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 4:19pm

Feeling worse than he ever remembered feeling before (granted, he doesn't remember MUCH), he tried to turn his powers onto himself, using his replication capabilities to replace damaged tissues with new ones, and at the same time using his body's heightened white blood cells to destroy and break down the damaged tissues, after identifying them foreign objects.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:20pm

Sephula's powers help quite a bit, but he still feels like someone tried running a train through his chest. But at least he is able to stand up now.


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Michael "Chi" Placio on Nov 9, 2006, 4:23pm

«And with that, I am gone until Monday. Taking my wife to a big Star Trek convention for her birthday. last hero still has stuff going on with Roxie, so he will probably be filling that in.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Damien Lupe on Nov 9, 2006, 4:51pm

«I just realised, for a guy who's not supposed to have problems with or get tired from his level of power use, I make Sephula get very tired when using his powers. Kinda like Princess Powerful. 'Cept not.»


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Last Hero on Nov 9, 2006, 8:34pm

[The stuff with Roxie is kind of…done for the moment. :/ Unless I think of something…not likely…]


Re: New Mutants 107 - Blood Brothers
Post by Protoman on Nov 9, 2006, 9:38pm

"Oh my god….guys, I'm SO sorry I left. I guess I really should have been here, I could have handled Pyro…."

Lex looks around at the wreckage.

Jesus….

"Um guys, just for the record, we have a HUGE problem with Roxxy."


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