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Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:16am

«just setting up for tomorrow. It seems like I will have a snow day tomorrow, which could be good (no need to worry about work), or could be bad (wife and baby are such attention hogs ). I am expecting to be on most of the day though.»

[[The New Mutants, Hellions, and Power Pack has been locked up for a few hours now. Rogue and Emma have done their best to keep everyone's spirits up, but the death and near deaths of their teammates has made everyone feel about as low as they have at any moment at Xavier's.

A few of the Acolytes have walked by the cage to check things out, but so far, no one has seen Magneto or Apocalypse. It is clear that Jay must be near by at all times since no one has been able to use their powers behind simple things like Nephy keeping herself alive.

The presence of Alexia seems to add to the confusion. She seems particularly bewildered that she wasn't able to help the team escape. That was why she was sent here in the first place, and now she found herself just as much a prisoner of the rest of them.

Torment and Wraithling in particular have been hanging around the cell more often, but after the first few diatribes by their teammates, they have been careful to keep their distance.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:59am

Mike had been dozing off. He snaps awake suddenly, looking around to make sure everyone is still okay. "I AM SO BORED!! CAN'T THEY JUST KILL US ALREADY!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 9:57am

«all right, open for business. When we get a few people on, things will get rolling.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:02am

«More or less ready here.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:06am

«Apocalypse walks in. "born! Because you were the first to arrive when I summoned you, you shall receive a gift from Apocalypse's stash. Choose wisely…" Three boxes are laid before born »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:09am

((Checking in!))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:11am

«"majeres! For being second to answer my summons, you get a shiny nickel. But, Apocalypse warns you. Do not spend it all in one place!"»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:14am

«Joe's here, ready for business»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 10:15am

[Zephyr reporting in, but I need to head to school. Be back in about thirty minutes after this post.]

Let's take account for a second.

Went to a park, looking for Roxanne. Wasn't Roxanne. Was, instead, crazy chick riffing off my power set and whining about the fact that people don't try to kill her more often. Fight ensued, and it seems that Pooky found some goobers to fill in the spots that Roxanne and Wildfire left empty. My brother showed up, too, but before I could kick his ass, Sephula went crazy and knocked most of us out. When we handled that, Apocalypse showed up and captured us. Got us when we were most vulnerable. Jerk.

Don't know the details, but apparently Magneto got out of the whole 'being a vegetable' thing, and kicked the Hellions' asses. So they're here, too. Which means Magneto's working for/being controlled by/being cloned by Apocalypse. Take your pick.

And here we are. Powerless. Trapped. Oh, except for Torrance, Will, the jackass from the Hellfire Club, and Tangle. They switched sides. Will always kind of struck me as a jerk, Jay's probably going to get what's coming to him when Apocalypse inevitably gets in 'YOU HAVE SERVED MY PURPOSE' mode, and Tangle's…dead. Kind of sad about Tee, though. She was cool.

I'm still laying beside Marisol when Mike jumps up, yelling. "Dude, be quiet…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:16am

<"Cheshire. Well…honestly, that is all I brought with me. Uhm…share with born." Apocalypse wanders away mumbling to himself»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:16am

«Born chooses… Box #3!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:17am

«Cheshire pounces on Box #1. "Mine!"»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:17am

((Born and Chesire now may share in Pooky's private stash. They must roll it themselves.))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:18am

Mike looks at Zeph. He says softly, but the strain in his voice is pretty clear, "Sorry. Why won't Daddy Dearest just do what he plans to do to us and get it over with?? This is ridiculous!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:19am

«Both boxes blow up…Apocalypse kicks it Jokey Smurf style.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:19am

"We haven't had the villianous speech quota. After that, one of us fakes being sick, a uniformed unnamed guard enters the cell, we knock him out, find the box with all our stuff beyond the next door, and make a heroic escape."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:21am

~Marisol~

Eventually, after quite a long while, Marisol woke up. Her first instinct, like always upon waking up, was to instantly transform back into her idealized appearance. After a moment, she realized it wasn't working. Her eyes sunk open, and she remembered. She promptly closed her eyes again - she much rather preferred not waking up at all. She wanted to sleep…

…but she was too angry to sleep.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:22am

«Cheshire, now comedically covered in ash, can begin his career as a chimneysweep in earnest.»

Joe stirs from his sleep, and sits up, leaning against the wall. He draws his jacket closer around him. "Why they gotta keep it so cold in here?" he asks sleepily.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:23am

«The game jumps the shark. Impossible Man arrives, knocking out all the bad guys, and freeing the heroes. MOST ANTI-CLIMATIC ENDING EVER!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:24am

((Well, it HAD to happen now…theres no sharks… IN SPACE))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:25am

«"Bet you all see the usefullness in entertaining him NOW…"

Oh, how'd the snow day thing go, bm?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:25am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette raised her head and looked at Joe. She had been quite busy after their capture, comforting people as necessary, discussing the situation and potential means of escape with Rogue and Miss Frost, and so on and so forth. Eventually, she had sunk down on the floor next to Wildfire and taken a short nap.
"Why waste heating on prisoners?" she wondered idly, and smiled sympathetically.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:26am

«I am at work, so that should answer that question »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:27am

«Boo work!

…>_>…hooray beer!»

Joe looks over at Nicolette. "If they're gonna kill us, they could at least let us be comfortable…or given us a tv or something…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:28am

((…So…BM, I think you need to update what it says under your avatar now.))

"Relax Joe…it'll be warmer when we're out of here."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:29am

«Nah! It's a mutant-based RPG. Tangle will be back soon enough Okay, no he won't»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:29am

~Nicolette~

"I doubt they want to kill us per se…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:31am

"So why keep us here? If they are just trying to break our spirit…well, they've done a pretty good job actually."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:32am

"I imagine we'll be offered the chance to help become the saviors of the mutant race a few times before they do anything drastic to anyone. I wish they'd hurry up though."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:34am

~Nicolette~

"Well… I'm certain satisfying their illusions of their own heroism is a part of it. They want to convince us - and themselves - that they're not really bad guys…"
She glanced at Wildfire stealthily.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:36am

((…hey, where did the chat button at the top go? >_>))

"But, they'll throw the dead teammates at us a few times…but those were life or death fights. If we hadn't stopped Sephula, none of the New Mutants would be alive right now, would they? I'm gonna guess it was the same situation with Tangle."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:36am

Joe continues muttering/complaining about the conditions of the cell. "…'ve given us blankets, at least…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:38am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette looked at Rapt rather blankly. Wildfire's actions were in cross contradiction with Nicolette's personal philosophy on killing, but she couldn't actually tell it to her… at least, not yet. Not in public…
"Christian was a threat, yes…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:39am

«Proto asked me to remove it. Because he's a bit slow, he kept clicking on it instead of logging out »

"Tangle never seemed like much of a threat to me. We teamed up once…and he was pretty much a wuss…" Mike says with a frown.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:39am

At the metion of Sephula's name, Joe shuts up. He's almost sick with regret that he played a part in Sephula's death.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:41am

~Nicolette~

"He defected to Magneto's side, and we were locked in a precarious battle. He was… a relative threat."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:42am

Mike drops his head at the mention of Seph. Seph was one of his closest friends, and he was really down after finding out that he had been killed. Mike really thought if he was conscious he could have somehow stopped Seph's rampage and prevented his death. Just another thing to add to Mike's list of failures for the day…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:43am

Mike shrugs, "I am not criticizing. We had to do the same thing with Seph…I am just surprised, that's all."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:43am

Feb 26, 2007, 10:42am, K'lar wrote:Mike drops his head at the mention of Seph. Seph was one of his closest friends, and he was really happy to find out that he had been killed.

« »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:44am

Joe walks over to Mike and sits down beside him, careful not to disturb Amelia. "Hey, Mike. How're you doing? And Amelia, is she…seeming like she's any better?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Del tha Funkee Homosapien on Feb 26, 2007, 10:44am

«Bah, this will be over by the time I get home.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:44am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette sighed.
"It was a fucking mess," said Nicolette with a well-balanced lightness, "You're free to criticize."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:45am

«Wow, biggest freudian slip ever!»

Mike looks at Joe, "Me? I'm fine. My chest is killing me, but I'll live. Amelia. I'm not sure. She hasn't moved much, and she needs some medical attention. Best I can do is make her comfortable. I'm a goofball, not a doctor."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:46am

~Nicolette~

"Ironically enough, if Sephula was around, he could fix her up…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 10:46am

Sitting in his little spot of the cell, wings furled around him, Rapt watches Joe walk over, before offering a comment.

"Joe, use Amelia's body, and bash the door until the cell door is broken open."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:47am

Joe looks at Amelia, biting his lip in anxiety. Then he turns back to Mike. "I'm sorry it took so long for us to help you. I didn't know CPR…all the credit really goes to Rapt. I don't know what I would've done without him…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:47am

Feb 26, 2007, 10:44am, Del tha Funkee Homosapien wrote:«Bah, this will be over by the time I get home.»

«at this rate, it might not have even really started »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:49am

Mike looks at Joe surprised, "No regrets, man. It was hell out there. Thanks for whatever you tried to do. Wait…Rapt saved me??


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:49am

Joe looks at Rapt pleadingly, but says nothing. He takes off his jacket and drapes it over Amelia. "Wouldn't be very good for her to catch cold right now…"

He walks over to the bars to see if any of their captors are around.

He turns back to Mike. "Yeah, he helped me get you breathing again. He was gonna go try and help 'melia, but then Sephula…" he trails off.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:51am

Convenient Mike thinks, but decides against saying.

[[There are a few Acolytes in the area. M is particular seems very interested by the "kids in the cage."]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Del tha Funkee Homosapien on Feb 26, 2007, 10:51am

«Then I expect it to still be going on when I get back…in 8 hours.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 10:51am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette calmly stood up, walked over to Rapt and knelt by his side.
"As much as I hate to fight in a situation that requires absolute team-work… Why don't you shut the hell up and show some respect? If you don't, you'll have no idea how badly I'll mess you up." She smiled. "I'm not kidding around, either."

With that, she stood up again and walked back to her previous position. She quite hated violence in everyday life, and she never really sunk as low to use it… but Rapt didn't know that.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:52am

Joe speaks up to M. "Could we get a doctor? One of us is really hurt bad…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:54am

«8 hours…well, the mission probably won't be over, but I typically break for the day around 5 EST. I may try to sneak back on later tonight, but that depends on family issues»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:56am

M looks at Joe coldly, "Survival of the fittest. If she's supposed to live, she will. If not…" M shrugs. M walks closely to the bars, and mouthes to Joe, "I'm sorry."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 10:57am

Joe whispers back "I know you gotta act like that cause of your boss, but is there anyway we can get some help? Painkillers, anything? I understand if you can't but…please, if you can. …and thanks for saying sorry."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 10:59am

[[M nods tersely, "I'll see what I can do." With that she glares at us with contempt and turns sharply on her heel flying away.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:01am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette rolled her eyes and sighed.
"It's so nice to know that good-willed people knowingly let themselves be manipulated by the biggest of villains…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:01am

~Almond~

After a very long while, Almond started stirring as well…

He noticed the overwhelming pain in his cheek rather quickly. He took hurting much better when it was self-inflicted, it seemed. The pain was quite irritating. He sighed in the calmest of manners as he slowly opened his eyes and looked around. Someone had been kind enough to prop him against a wall. He made a mental note to be thankful and dragged himself to his feet, massaging his jaw slightly. When his eyes fell on Greg, he scowled and walked up to him in a few unhesitant steps.

"Listen, dickhead," he declared quite loudly, "I may or may not be the person you used to know - I really have no idea about that. But I do know that I'm Almond fucking Quimby, and I don't even need a goddamn DNA test to tell. I also know that you're hardly an expert on the matter. How long did you know me again? A week, two? So shut your self-righteous mouth and listen when you're being told something."

He slipped a hand into his sleeve rather ominously. He thought it was possible he had a dagger or two in there, but that didn't really matter. He slipped out the picture of Current he had found in Greg's tent in Addirondacks and dropped it by Greg's feet.

"Look at it closely," he said in a rather cold voice. He was surprised that he didn't actually have to force himself to seem ill-tempered. He hadn't taken his medication in a while anyway, and his annoyance at Greg was genuine. He had had hopes for him…
With a last mean look at Greg, he stormed off to the other end of the room before he could say a word. There, he leaned on a wall and sighed.

«Assuming Greg is awake and all… Eh.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 11:06am

"The great lord Magneto. He'll save mutantkind from being locked in cages, if he has to throw every one of them into a cage to do it."

Wreck sighs.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:06am

Joe looks at Nicolette. "I don't think that's…they just seem…scared. Really scared at what's happening, and I think they're starting to realize who they've thrown their hats in with. But what could they do now? If they left…they'd probably be killed." Joe sighs bitterly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:07am

Giving Nicolette a glare, Rapt turns to look back at the acolytes in the room.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:08am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette shrugged theatrically.
"Most of us were smart enough not to get involved with them, weren't we?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:09am

"Yeah, but we got good influences at the mansion, with the Professor and Dr. McCoy and Miss Rogue and all them. Maybe they didn't…or maybe their parents wouldn't let them come."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:10am

[[M storms back into the room. She throws a bottle of water off Joe's chest, "Nice catch…" She turns and has some words with a few of the other Acolytes, who back away from the cell. Apparantly M has some respect with a few of them. Taped to the side of the bottle is a few small pills.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:11am

Joe mouths "Thanks."

He turns to Mike and the others. "Is it…do you think it would be safe to give her these? I don't know lots 'bout medicine…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:11am

~Nicolette~

Or maybe they're just idiots…
She refrained from saying anything of the sort.
"You do have a point there, Joe… but if we do end up in a fight, I'm only going to offer mercy once."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:12am

"They should be scared." I lay next to Marisol, whispering a few things to keep her at ease. "Chances are this'll end up with them getting caught in the middle of the old villain betrays other villain bit. One thing I can't figure out is why Magneto and Pooky even hooked up in the first place. Doesn't seem to really fit either of them."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:13am

"I ain't sayin' they're right just that…just that it wouldn't kill us to show a little compassion to them. Maybe not to the big guys but…I just think they're scared, and realize they've made a mistake, is all. But maybe I'm wrong, I ain't so smart most of the time."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:13am

Mike turns to Prime, "That is more than they deserve."

Mike nods at Joe, "I don't either, but she needs to feel more comfortable. It is hard to imagine that could make her worse."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:13am

~Marisol~

"They're both protectors of mutant-kind, aren't they?" mumbled Marisol, then whimpered quietly when she realized that saying anything would - god forbid - bring attention to herself.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:15am

-Wildfire-

I look towards Nicolette, nods. "Likewise."

I have no regrets about what I did to Tangle; allowing him to live would've only brought risk to us in the long run. He knew about the mansion. He knew about us. Weaknesses, vulnerabilities, information that could've be used against us. I gave him a chance, and he didn't take it.

I just wish the others could understand that…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:15am

Joe kneels by Amelia and tries to gently shake her awake. " 'melia? We need you to wake up so you can take some medicine…make you all better."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:15am

« *Looks up at Lasty's post* Lasty…you on the goofballs again?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:16am

«Wow, lasty… Got a few names wrong there, eh? <_< »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:16am

[["It was to repay a debt," a voice says from the far end of the room. Magneto approaches the bars and looks at the New Mutants and Hellions, sadly. "I saved his life…and years later, he saved mine."]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:18am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette stood once more and walked up to the bars brazenly.
"Release us," she ordered.

Eh, it was worth a try…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:18am

[[Haven't seen Hav around all day, so I am going to just assume that we were able to give her the pills and she didn't die from an allergic reaction. Amelia is resting a little more comfortably]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:18am

Joe stares, dumbstruck at Magneto. He's very scared, but his concern causes him to speak. "Sir…please, one of us is hurt bad, that girl on the floor, can we please have a doctor?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:19am

"I wouldn't call Pooky a protector, really. At least Maneto has good intentions all over, even though he's messed up about. In the end, Apocalypse just wants people to acknowledge how awesome he is. The only reason he seems pro-mutant is because mutants fit into his 'survival of the fittest' thinking. The minute Apocalypse starts killing mutants he thinks are unfit, him and Pooky are going to have a falling out. Watch."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:21am

[[Magneto looks at Prime and smiles, "Right down to business. I am afraid that I can't do that. But, I suspect your time here will be coming to an end shortly. You are resourceful, and you will have help." Magneto shrugs, "I just came to see how you were doing. I am amazed you are all still here."]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:21am

Can't help but giggle at Nicolette trying to intimidate Magneto. Granted, I've been intimidated by her a number of times, but then, I'm not frickin' Magneto. Give her credit for trying, though.

[My bad.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:22am

Rapt stands, unfurling his wings from around, and moves to approach near Magneto.

"Why wouldn't we be here? We haven't been offered any reasons for why we are here, or ways to get out. Just taunts."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:22am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette crossed her arms and smiled back.
"Where else would we be?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:24am

[[Magneto smiles, "I have captured the X-Men many times over, and no matter how unescapable the cage, they always find a way out. My partners are too arrogant to believe that, which is about the only reason I went along with this ridiculous plan."]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:25am

-Roxanne-

Time to unleash my secret power.

I go over to Magneto and put on the best puppy-dog eyes I have. Lip pouting. Looking ready to cry. A little trick Rogue taught me. "Mr. Magneto? You're a really nice man and everything, I'm sure…could you please let us out of here?" I cock my head to the side. "Please?"

Maximum cute attack.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:25am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette ignored the vague insult towards the abilities of her team… mates.
"Partners?" she asked lightly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:26am

"Sir…I don't wanna make you mad, and I'm sorry if I do, but…it ain't gotta be this way. This…thing that you're doing, it's gonna make it worse for mutants, not better. It's gonna scare people real bad, and they'll…they'll try to do more bad things to mutants."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:29am

"…Why us. Why not the X-Men…why did you two attack the two junior teams? Its not like we're that much of a threat, since we're all in the cells, instead of you."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:30am

[[Magneto very clearly hesistates here, "Apocalypse and his ilk." There is obviously more here than he wants to say.]]

[Magneto measures his words carefully, "Young man…I could not agree with you more. I've seen what Senator Kelly is capable of. Why do you think I made my attacks in much more secluded areas?"]]

[[Magneto smiles at Roxie, "It is hard to believe that Apocalypse created you. You are far superior to what he ever could have imagine."]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:31am

~Almond~

"You did reveal the fact that you had awoken from your coma for pretty much no reason," cut in Almond. He proceeded to raise his hand in a sort of half-wave. "Hey, fellow electro-magnetism user here…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:33am

"As much as Apocalypse claims loftier goals, it was just a matter of revenge for him. It is a long and complicated story involving alternate realities that even I don't understand. Personally, I think Homo Superios has enough to deal with without petty human emotions like revenge."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:33am

"Please, sir…it's just…the whole world's real scared of you,and..and if they see you getting more and more people on your side they'll…they'll think you're building an army and try to attack…and I think a lot of people would die on both sides, and I don't want that to happen…and I don't think you do either. But I don't…I don't know how to fix it cause I ain't smart, but there's gotta be a way that's good for everyone!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:33am

-Zephyr-

Man, I don't like that word he said. 'Ilk'. Please, God, don't let me have any more siblings. My family's weird enough with just four.

-Roxanne-

"Ah, thanks." Can't resist a nice compliment. "Um, those two guys who aren't with us, Torrance and Will…yeah, that's their names. Could you make sure Apocalypse doesn't kill them or brainwash them or anything?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:34am

~Nicolette~

"No need to try too hard," said Nicolette loftily. She did hold grudges…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:34am

Magneto looks at Almond curiously, "When did I say anything like that? Apocalypse revived me. Just like I helped revive him twenty years ago when you all nearly destroyed him."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:36am

Magneto nods at Joe, "I have tried to find other ways since before you were born. So far, none of them have taken."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:36am

«Uh… I meant he REVEALED his awekening for no reason. It's tactically stupid, you know. Was a bit unclear there…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:37am

-Zephyr-

"Wait…what?" I think back, remembering something that old lady told me…what was her name again.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:38am

"I'm sure there are ways. You could always get an alias and a past made up, and run for president against Kelly, and prevent him from getting power."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:38am

"That don't mean you gotta give up! We can…maybe we can all help each other find a way to make things better without a big fight. I know that…I know that you're angry at humans, and maybe for a real good reason but…you can't…you can't just give up hope and lump them all together with the bad ones. …cause then you're just doing the same as them…please, there's gotta be another way…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:41am

«The only person he revealed himself to was the New Mutants/Hellions. And he knows that Charles would never allow that information to come out in the public right now. Not with Kelly's campaign»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:43am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:41am, K'lar wrote:«The only person he revealed himself to was the New Mutants/Hellions. And he knows that Charles would never allow that information to come out in the public right now. Not with Kelly's campaign»

«Jubilee knows, and presumably shared the info. And, really, the X-Men are all that need to know. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:44am

Magneto looks at Rapt. He has a humoring look on his face, "And you really think that would work? Naive children…"

Magneto's evil log, "Get Exodus to look into that. Hire the kid with wings as campaign manager"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:45am

-Zephyr-

I nod. "Rapt's got a point. If the Red flippin' Skull can work his way into the White House, you've got a good shot."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:45am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:43am, Marisol Morales wrote:
Feb 26, 2007, 11:41am, K'lar wrote:«The only person he revealed himself to was the New Mutants/Hellions. And he knows that Charles would never allow that information to come out in the public right now. Not with Kelly's campaign»

«Jubilee knows, and presumably shared the info. And, really, the X-Men are all that need to know. »

«You might have a point. But I don't see Magneto as living in fear of the X-Men. On a whole, he's tended to operate fairly openly»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:45am

~Nicolette~

Nicolette smiled vaguely…
"For the record, he stole my plan," she informed Magneto casually.

«Eh, not the most important of matters anyway…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:47am

«I was hoping for a few more people to check in. There is a lot planned for this mission that I do not want to do for other people. It would be a shame for them to miss their chance to shine…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:48am

((…I wonder if Exodus' ego is bruised after being unable to take down Jubilee. Thats like…something you will be mocked for forever. It is to Exodus, as Superfriends is to Aquaman.))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 11:48am

«Eh, we can always wait or postpone… This really is making me realize deeper what a damn good idea the team division is though. Missions are much funner to do at this relaxed pace.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:49am

[Understood. This is like…THE mission. This would be one of the 48 page specials. Waiting a little bit would be good, I think.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:49am

«Yeah, I wonder why it's so dead this morning. And as much as I'm enjoying Joe's sad attempts to persuade Magneto, it would be nice if we could move the mission forward.

This is not to say it wouldn't be bitchin' if Mags said "You know, that young man's on to something! Screw this evil stuff, let's take out Pooky together!"»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:51am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:48am, Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity wrote:((…I wonder if Exodus' ego is bruised after being unable to take down Jubilee. Thats like…something you will be mocked for forever. It is to Exodus, as Superfriends is to Aquaman.))

«If I didn't end up so busy on Friday, I would have loved to play that up. The whole reason I did the scene was just to cut loose with Jubes»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 11:51am

[The answer: It's Monday.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:51am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:49am, Joseph "Warhead" Olson wrote:«Yeah, I wonder why it's so dead this morning. And as much as I'm enjoying Joe's sad attempts to persuade Magneto, it would be nice if we could move the mission forward.»

«for some reason, Mondays are almost always slow. This was something we noticed a while ago. Wednesday tends to be the busiest day. And I like this kind of pacing too. I can focus much better, and you get much better work from me»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:53am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:49am, Joseph "Warhead" Olson wrote:«Yeah, I wonder why it's so dead this morning. And as much as I'm enjoying Joe's sad attempts to persuade Magneto, it would be nice if we could move the mission forward.

This is not to say it wouldn't be bitchin' if Mags said "You know, that young man's on to something! Screw this evil stuff, let's take out Pooky together!"»

«LOL! You'd be surprised how close I was to scrapping my story a little while ago and going with that »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 11:53am

"So…can you tell us what is going to happen to us?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 11:54am

«Would this…delicious piece of pie perhaps persuade you to give it another thought? *holds up delicious pie*»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 11:59am

Feb 26, 2007, 11:54am, Joseph "Warhead" Olson wrote:«Would this…delicious piece of pie perhaps persuade you to give it another thought? *holds up delicious pie*»

«::smacks cheshire:: My diet, man!!! NOW MAGNETO SHALL DESTROY YOU ALL!»

Magneto looks at Rapt, "Unfortunately, that is up to Apocalypse. As loath as I am to admit it, this is his operation. I am surprised he hasn't been down to see you yet…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 12:00pm

~Almond~

"Probably scared," muttered Almond not-very-realistically.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 12:01pm

-Zephyr-

"You're surprised. I'm pleasantly satisfied. I've really been loving a lecture-free life these past few months."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:02pm

«I have to admit, I am trying hard not to write myself into a corner here. I felt bad that you guys were here and nothing was going on, so I threw in Magneto. But, I can't see Magneto as being needlessly cruel. Here's a man of honor, trying to stick with his agreement, but at the same time realizing that it is foolish and dangerous.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:03pm

((Bah, you didn't do it for us, you just like writing as Magneto!))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 12:04pm

«Should we just…hold off until more people are on? Because we're already at 9 pages here…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:05pm

((Magneto should spring us out, we all escape with hilarious hijinks and fun, and then we help Magneto become President!))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 12:06pm

[Yeah, holding off would probably be good…and it gives me the time to pick up a Double Whopper with cheese. And extra everything…and bacon. Yeah. BACON.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:06pm

Feb 26, 2007, 12:04pm, Joseph "Warhead" Olson wrote:«Should we just…hold off until more people are on? Because we're already at 9 pages here…»

«True, but it is mostly just fluff. ::sigh:: I don't like it, but I am pretty close to saying, we have no choice.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 12:06pm

Feb 26, 2007, 12:05pm, Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity wrote:((Magneto should spring us out, we all escape with hilarious hijinks and fun, and then we help Magneto become President!))

«If Nicolette gets to be Vice-President, I'm in!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 12:07pm

«Checking in, though I'm leaving for 2ish hours at around 2 PM EST»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 12:08pm

«Lasty, after Whopper, more wrasslin'? Or are you getting sick of me bugging you about it? …I know I would be…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:09pm

[[RECAP FOR LATE ARRIVALS - Magneto came down to check on us, after Joe asked M for medicine for Amelia. Magneto has explained why he was working with Apocalypse, but he seems very unsure of Apocalypse's actions. Magneto seems to almost be rooting for us to escape. And Rapt suggested that Magneto take on a disguise and run against Senator Kelly. ]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 12:12pm

[Oh, sure Joe. And I don't mind the bug, I should keep up. I don't like writing other things during missions, but if this is paused, no problem.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 12:15pm

«Nah, you're keeping up fine. It's more a function of my boredom knowing no pace too fast. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 12:18pm

« Yawn…. Never go to sleep at 6:00 without an alarm and expect to wake up. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Protoman on Feb 26, 2007, 12:18pm

«I'm here….sorta…I'm sitting in math on a friends laptop.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:25pm

Magneto looks at Lex and shakes his head, "So, Alexander. It has been some time. I am surprised that you have stayed committed to Xavier's cause for so long."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 12:32pm

Nephy has been glaring at Magneto the entire time (since that's all she does really, besides try to kill him.)


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:34pm

Rapt looks to the back of the cells, to see if Rogue and Emma have any input on the going-ons, of if they are still having their furious lesbian sex before Pooky kills them.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:38pm

«Oh sure, we were having a nice lightly paced mission, and now you make me bring Rogue and Emma into this.»

[[Rogue just stands up and says, "Eric. Some of my students need medical attention. Apocalypse's flunkies almost killed two of them."

Magneto looks slightly flustered, "I…I will see what I can do."

Rogue shakes her head, "You need to do better than that!"

Magneto walks away from the cell, shaking his head.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:39pm

"Wait. Magneto, can I ask one request from you?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:40pm

Mags turns and awaits Rapt's question. After Rogue's comment, his eyes are hard, and he seems not to be in the mood for any jokes or stupidity.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 12:41pm

~Marisol~

"I really… really don't want to be here," whispered Marisol to Zephyr. As soon as she said it, she felt guilty once more. She only thought of herself, although others were doing much worse than her… Somehow, the concept didn't really seem credible to her at the moment.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 12:44pm

"We'll get out soon enough." I move her hair aside, kiss her on the cheek…it's a bit weird, to have her body solid like this. "I'll take you somewhere great after this, you'll love it. Fly you up high enough to see the stars, let you stand on top of Mount Everest, go past the Grand Canyon…whatever you want."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:45pm

"When Apocolypse takes us, to do whatever he intends to do to us… I want to ask that you watch how he deals with children that don't agree with him. Thats all. Just that you watch what he does with us after he has us helpless."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 12:48pm

"I said it to the would-be torturer earlier, and I'll say it again…..I've seen what happens when Apocalypse wins, Magneto. You, me, and all other mutants lose."

Wreck wears an odd expression……he seems calmly depressed.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:48pm

Mag nods. "Get yourselves out of this, and that won't even be a discussion." He's gone.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 12:48pm

~Marisol~

"Thank you," muttered Marisol weakly, "Thank you, thank you, thank you…"
She was amazed that she didn't shiver at his touch. She wouldn't have felt disgusted if it was just him there, but… everybody else…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Protoman on Feb 26, 2007, 12:49pm

~Lex~

I glare at Magneto for a moment.

"What the fuck is that suppposed to mean?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 12:51pm

«we'll ret con this in»

Magneto smiles at Lex, "It means that I question your ability to be loyal or dedicated to any cause."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 12:55pm

-Roxanne-

"He sure seemed to have a lot of faith is us getting out…but without powers?" She kicks the bars.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Protoman on Feb 26, 2007, 12:56pm

~Lex~

"Go to Hell…"

I pause.

"I left because you're a sadistic prick."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 12:57pm

~Almond~

Almond turned towards Roxanne.
"I'm fairly sure quite a few of us are armed, at least. That's something."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 12:58pm

After Magneto departs, Rapts checks who is still in the room on the other side of the bars.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:00pm

«Intriging idea from Lex. The one thing I never thought of Magneto is that he's sadistic. I am not knocking it, or contradicting it, I am just saying it is not something I tend to thing of when I think of Magneto»

Magneto looks at Lex. After a few seconds, he just shakes his head and walks away. "Turn your anger in the direction of helping your teammates."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:01pm

[[Various Acolytes. No one of any real consequence…in other words, nothing they could do to drastically effect the story, so I ain't bother RPing them ]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:02pm

((I was more worried about if they would be inclined to be sympathetic, or taking joy in the imprisonment, as the sympathetic ones might turn a blind eye to their actions ))

"Wildfire, what are the limits to your little device?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Protoman on Feb 26, 2007, 1:03pm

~Lex~

"FUCK YOU!!!" I call out after him.

~Alexia~

"Dad…calm down…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:04pm

-Wildfire-

I've already tried things like blowtorches and saws. The bars are too thick." I stand up, sigh. "I can make things like grenade and explosives that would destroy the bars…but since we're so tightly bunched, that's obviously a stupid idea."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:05pm

«None of them will be bothering you»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:05pm

-Wildfre-

"And Lex, stop cursing so much." I point to Power Pack. "There are children present."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:05pm

"Whats its limits? Do the things it make getting damaged, damage it?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:12pm

::Greg::

I pretty much tried to ignore Magneto's presence. A few months ago, hatred for him was essentially all that fueled my existence… Since then though different information came to light. Gave me reason to be angry at different people. I kept my eyes off of him because old habits die hard and I don't really need old stress from my feelings towards him making a bad situation worse.

I doubt I would have been so reigned in had it been old pink skin.

Instead I occupied my time by glaring at the picture that "Almond" returned to me. I pocket it and maintain my cross armed position on the ground. Glare still up. The last few days have not been pleasant and I didn't need this right now. Hell, I would have avoided it forever if I could.

I'm still mid-mope when Nadia sits down next to me. Though staring off into space, as I am, she speaks to me quietly.

"You know… it is him you know. There was a DNA test and everything. It happened before Christmas, so he was actually around when you visited… I never really knew him before he died so it never mattered to me. But it is him."

"Pick another subject. Any other subject."

"Okay… where are you new friends?"

I pause for a moment at that.

"No idea. Dead for all I know. But being so easily replaceable, I tend not to worry too much about them… Got anything else?"

"Your being a baby and your attidtude towards Almond being Almond is essentially that of a five year old covering his ears and saying 'LALALA< I can't hear you.'"

Proving her right, I suppose, I ignore her and sit in silence.

Siblings.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:12pm

((Cadmus is here with us, right?))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:15pm

«unless he joined Magneto or is dead, no reason he wouldn't be»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:17pm

While waiting for Wildfire to reply, Rapt looks at Cadmus

"Strength and the like are a passive physical power, kind of like my wings, aren't they? Do you still have them?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:17pm

[[Yeah… I just haven't gotten around to doing anything with him yet >_>]]

[[… would he? I was about to have him try ripping the bars off to check if he had his strength or not, but I figure he would just know.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:20pm

«All right, I hate doing this, but I am going to move the story forward…apologies to the characters I have to hi-jack, but they did approve this story»

[[Ixnay walks into sight. But he's moving very slowly. He looks at the gathered heroes and says, "Try using your powers…" He has none of his usual arrogance.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:21pm

Wreck stares blankly. Then points at Ixnay, willing a field to surround him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:21pm

-Zephyr-

"About time." I try branching out with my wind, see what the lay of the land is.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:21pm

((Aww…I was gonna have Wildfire use her thing to make something to attract/absorb the energy field around the bars at one side, and Cadmus bend them at the other for the escape! ))

"Joe, open a hole, would you? A careful small blast first, at the point where the bars and walls connect."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:22pm

Seeing Wreck point, Rapt snaps his head to look at Wreck.

"Don't. Don't hurt him."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:23pm

Joe tries to fire a very small bast at the bottom of the cell, where the bars meet the floor.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:23pm

[[Their powers seem be be working again. "Ixnay" says, "Uhm…don't kill me, Wreck! It's Will! We've gotta move quickly here. There's no time!" Shadowy figures pop out of the ground and start smashing the cage to pieces.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:24pm

"Oh."

He drops it with a shrug.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:25pm

"Torrance? Will?" Joe begins to smile.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:25pm

"Will, on a count of five, leave the body. Emma, at five, knock Ixnay out as well as you can, we're taking him with us, but we don't want him waking up until we're out."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 1:25pm

Nephy's pile o' blood forms into the shape of a rather nasty looking doberman pincher.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:26pm

-Roxanne-

Okay, okay…got my powers back, but it's useless if there's no earth around. I try and sense around this place, calling for any earth that's in range.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:27pm

«BTW, I am going to ask that you guys don't ask Torrance or Will any questions. Bad enough I had to play for them, but I don't want to have to try to explain their motivations. I know WHY they did it, but I am not sure what they will say Just assume that it is a rush, so you don't get a chance to ask them»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:27pm

"Wildfire, can you make a tranq gun? Or something to stun his body, while Emma handles the mind?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:27pm

-Zephyr-

Can't help but smile as the shadows start to tear the cage apart. "Heh. Sad I ever doubted you, dead end girl…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:28pm

[[The prison was listed as being underground. There is earth everywhere ]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:28pm

Will lets Jay go, and Emma drops him. Emma is sending telepathic messages to the X-Men to get some backup. She has no idea where they are, but is hoping they can figure it out.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:29pm

-Wildfire-

"I'll do better than a tranquilizer." I make my way out of the cage and form a baseball bat in my hands, rearing it back and standing in front of Ixnay's body. "Will, I suggest you leave the body, now."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:29pm

~Marisol~

Marisol instantly and desperately willed herself to return to her usual form. As soon as she succeeded, she lurched to her feet. She still felt extremely shamed, but she tried to suppress it for the moment…
She threw her makeshift blankets off herself. Unconsciously, she had given herself thicker clothes than usual. Baggy pants and a sort of jumper. She ignored the matter.

She gave Zephyr back her jumper with an appreciative glance, but kept Lex's trenchcoat on. Partly because she still wanted to cover herself as much as possible, and partly because she couldn't face him to give it back yet…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:29pm

"No. You aren't going to kill or brutalize him."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:30pm

-Roxanne-

Underground. Nice.

I won't go crazy just yet. I decide to start off by making Golem, try and get him to break in and cause a commotion.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:30pm

"Yeah, let's just bring him home, give him a big hug and pretend he isn't a completely worthless turncoat jackass. Good plan, Rapt."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:30pm

Mike hangs Amelia over to Rogue. She's a lot stronger than he is…and he wants his hands free. Rogue says, "We need to get out of here! Now!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:31pm

-Wildfire-

I just look back at Rapt as Ixnay falls, no doubt Emma's work. "I was only going to knock him into unconsciousness."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:32pm

Emma looks at Rapt, before saying to Rogue, "Must your students always be this dumb? We are getting out of here, right now. If you want to stay and look around, by all means, go right ahead!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:32pm

"With all the threats of killing, I wasn't sure. Sorry."

((We're noticably underground, right?))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:32pm

Joe looks at Rapt. "Let's go home, huh?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 1:33pm

"We have something to do before we get home Joseph,"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:33pm

::Greg::

Ah. There we are. The planet's gravitational field. I don't get much from it but the link makes me feel whole. Funny that I never realize it until some schmuck takes my powers. I rise to my feet weightlessly and float just a little, my gravity somewhat negated.

It's good to be back.

::Cadmus::

I don't really feel anything, but I have to be sure. Picking up a bar knocked loose by the shadow creatures, I bend it into a pretzel. Oh yes. Back in business.

::Nadia::

Yes, yes, my powers are back as well. The story is advancing in that \/ direction.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:33pm

"W-what's that Nephy? I wanna go back to the mansion soon as possible…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:33pm

"We need Wraithling and Torment before we can go. Madrock, can you …well, just shift the walls and just make a staircase out?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:34pm

~Nicolette~

Nicolette hovered a few feet off the ground and smiled victoriously.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:35pm

Mike picks up one of the lighter bars and hefts it comfortably. This should work just fine…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:35pm

I woke up and the first thing I noticed was the cold. I fell asleep in Wild's lap. Now I was propped against the wall on the floor. As I stirred, I instinctively moved to hover. As soon as I realised where I was, I was astounded that it worked. Then my gaze fell on an unconscious Jay, and I looked around and then at Wild, Ms. Frost, Wreck and Emma, confused.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:35pm

~Almond~

Yes… Almond could feel it. Everything was back in order now, he could sense it from his surroundings. He created a very small cone of lightning in his hand, just to admire it for a moment. It was also a slight show for Greg's benefit. With a smile, he looked to the others for further guidance.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:37pm

"Ms. Frost, can you put a mental block on his" Rapt points to Ixnay "powers, so if he woken up by someone, or something here, we aren't back in this situation?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:37pm

-Roxanne-

"I'm on it."

I focus on clearing the path before us, making a nice little staircase for us to go and hopefully reach the surface.

-Zephyr-

I look back at Marisol, smiling. "What I tell you?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:37pm

Wreck waves to Kelly.

"See? Told you we'd get out. Worrywart."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 26, 2007, 1:37pm

«Here, trying to catch up now. Geez 14 pages?!?!?!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:38pm

::Nadia::

Noting that Greg's eyes lingered on Almond and his lightening cone I give him a quick "I told you so." look. Don't ask what it looks like. But you would understand it if you saw it.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:38pm

"I… knew we'd get out…" I replied, confused. "What I don't know is what's happened?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:38pm

[[It is really much less that 14. The first pages were mostly just characterization, the middle pages were Magneto just chatting away…things didn't actualy happen until just two or three pages ago]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:38pm

-Wildfire-

As much as I hate the notion, Will and Torment did aid our escape… "I'm going to see if I can find them. I suggest we split into two groups - one tries to find a route out, the other searches for Torment and Will. Emma can coordinate us."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:39pm

~Marisol~

"You were right, Zephyr… but we can't go yet. We have to stop Apocalypse and Magneto. Someone has to pay…" She said it with a completely unfitting angelic expression she didn't feel the slightest. If it would have been up to her, then she'd have just hidden away from everybody else. No one paid her any heed, but she knew what they must have been thinking…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:39pm

«lasty really is psychic »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:40pm

Chi says, "I am all for finding our teammates. Means I can bust some heads along the way!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 1:40pm

I push myself out of Rogue's arms, and stumble to a relatively upright position, creating the sword.

"Point…me…in the right direction."

I lean heavily on the sword.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

"I wanna go find Will and Torrance! They're my friends, I don't wanna leave them!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

"Will took out Jay here."

Wreck wheels back a foot, toying with the idea of punting him in the nose. Then decides waking him up would be a bad idea.

"I suppose we owe him one…..like going to get him out of here, right now."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

"They should be making their way here. Rogue, can you get Roxie and the Power Pack, and most of the rest out?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

Rogue shakes her head at Marisol, "We don't have the power to stop Apocalypse and Magneto. Backup is coming, but for now, we need to focus on getting our people and getting out."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

"You should keep away from battle," said Marisol to Amelia meekly, trying to keep her expression completely blank. She didn't want to talk to anybody… but turned to Rogue nonetheless.

"I feel horrible," she said rather unfittingly, and looked away as soon as the words were out. She really wanted to hurt Ixnay, whoever he was…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

::Greg::

A rock floats before me, gently, softly, and weightlessll. Then I crush it in a gravity well.

"I'm all for busting heads…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm

"I'll go to find Will and Torance too."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:42pm

"Hey 'melia! Did them pills help?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:42pm

"What's happening?" I asked, still very confused after only just waking up.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:42pm

Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm, Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity wrote:"They should be making their way here. Rogue, can you get Roxie and the Power Pack, and most of the rest out?"

Jack smirks at Roc, "We have a lot more experience at this than you do, Bird Boy."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:42pm

"Ms. Frost, scan in the area, and see if you can locate Will and Torrance?"

As he talks, Rapt moves to the door of the room, and focuses, extending his TK field, and "feeling" around the other side of the door to see if anyone is there. ((Yay…first time I got to use that power for the one use I wrote it for wanting to use ))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:43pm

[[All right, so split the teams up, and let's get going.

Chi is definitely on the search and rescue team]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:43pm

Feb 26, 2007, 1:42pm, K'lar wrote:
Feb 26, 2007, 1:41pm, Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity wrote:"They should be making their way here. Rogue, can you get Roxie and the Power Pack, and most of the rest out?"

Jack smirks at Roc, "We have a lot more experience at this than you do, Bird Boy."

«Who's Jack?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 1:44pm

((From the Power Pack))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:44pm

«Joe's S&R all the way»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 1:44pm

"I'm…fine. Thanks Joe."

I smile, but I'm not convincing anyone. I can tell.

"Marisol…this is just something…I need to do…heroes don't let…a collapsed lung…stop them…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:44pm

~Nicolette~

Nicolette rubbed her chin absent-mindedly. She was content with letting Rapt take "charge" for handling the minor, irrelevant details. It didn't matter to her.
"Obviously, we're just going to find them and get out. I wonder why they're not here…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:45pm

((Sorry, I figured in the context I didn't need to explain. ))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:45pm

Mike nods at Amelia with approval, "Damn right!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:45pm

«Eh, I probably just missed a post.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:46pm

Greg throws himself on search and rescue, mainly for the 'busting heads' opportunity.

Nadia, as well, mostly to watch her brother.

Cadmus is down with finding a way out.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:46pm

-Roxanne-

I figure I'll go with the 'Getting Out of Dodge' team; I'm pretty good at clearing a path when I want to be.

-Wildfire-

Tracking and extraction…I can handle that. I go with the rescue team.

-Zephyr-

I'm all for getting Marisol out of here, but she seems pretty gung-ho at the moment. Hate to discourage that. I'll be on the rescue team, then.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:48pm

I looked around, pretty lost. I still had no idea what was going on, and I waited in hopes that someone might direct me…

I think I'll go with search and rescue…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:49pm

«Look, we can't ALL go on search and rescue »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:49pm

«I have to take care of something real quick, can someone just put together a quick list for me, so I know what I'm dealing with »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:49pm

-Roxanne-

I'm much good with running, and these halls are too small for me to make a platform…that big guy looks like has a lot of space, though. "Excuse me, Mr…uh…Cadmus, right? Can I ride on your shoulder for a little bit?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 26, 2007, 1:49pm

Seeing as how they'll probably die without my help I pipe up:

"Search and Rescue team for me."

«I took blackmore's suggestion and just went back to page 11»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 1:50pm

"Since search…and rescue…seems filled, I will be…on the other…team."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:51pm

[Actually, if you want you can just say all the NPCs went on the path clearing mission. Rogue, the Power Pack, Roxanne and Emma would be plenty for that, plus Cadmus is Eternal prefers. If everyone wants to search and rescue, of course. It would limit Blackmore's workload to focus on one branch, anyway.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 26, 2007, 1:51pm

«Damn, I forgot Reflex is here too.»

Reflex

"I'll help with the extraction….I can scout ahead to make sure we have a clean path."

«or retcon with what lasty said…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:52pm

[[That would work fine with me]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 1:52pm

«Once again, Lasty is the voice of reason.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 1:53pm

::Cadmus::

I look down at, Roxanne I believe, and raise an eyebrow for a moment at the request.

"Well… sure. And you can call me Alex."

I kneel down and help her up.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:54pm

[[Okay, give me me two ticks, and I'll get going. Kidd, BTW, has gone off on her own in the confusion]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 1:54pm

«Kidd? That's awfully random…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:55pm

«Oh dear… I don't like the sound of that…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:55pm

Feb 26, 2007, 1:54pm, Marisol Morales wrote:«Kidd? That's awfully random…»

«hey, I don't request story threads, I just write 'em »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 1:56pm

« Please, for the love of god tell me that's a story we already know about and not the start of a NEW one…. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 1:57pm

«I don't like where I think this is going for Kidd…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:57pm

[[Rogue seems really hesistant to split off from her team like this, but she finally agrees. "Don't do anything stupid." She says, knowing that is a futile suggestion.

Emma points them in the direction of Torrance and Wraithling. They seem to be further down the tunnels. ]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 1:58pm

Feb 26, 2007, 1:56pm, Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim wrote:« Please, for the love of god tell me that's a story we already know about and not the start of a NEW one…. »

«Neither.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 1:58pm

-Zephyr-

On second thought…Marisol looks like she's favoring the escape route. I'll go with that, instead.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 1:59pm

"Okay. Assuming this isn't ANOTHER elaborate trap, let's just go grab them and vamoose. Hopefully before the cavalry arrives."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:00pm

"Right! Let's go!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:00pm

Chi nods and starts to move forward down the tunnels, his makeshift staff held before him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

A comfortably smile settling on my lips, I glanced around cautiously.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

Joe follows close behind.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

Nephy follows, with her impromptu dog at her side.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

-Wildfire-

"Shotgun." I must admit, I'm feeling a bit angered by these developments. Haven't felt this way since…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

«Any chance Sephula's kon ended up with them? Michael could take that…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm

Marisol, Almond and Nicolette all get moving, though in different directions.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:02pm

Picking up a stray bar to use in the same way Mike intends, Rapt follows through the corridors.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:02pm

::Greg::

In celebration of my returned powers, I follow by walking along the ceiling.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:02pm

«Wreck, you owe me big time for this.»

The New Hellions round a bend and find Harlan Kleinstock facing them. He seems surprised to see them. He immediately tries to blast them instead of doing the smart thing and going for his comm..


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by The Sacred Digits on Feb 26, 2007, 2:03pm

I lag behind, but follow the Cadmus/Roxanne/Marisol/whoever group.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:03pm

Joe immediately drops and tries to sweep his legs out from under him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:03pm

Feb 26, 2007, 2:01pm, Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa wrote:«Any chance Sephula's kon ended up with them? Michael could take that…»

«the bodies were left behind. Honestly, that was just so we would be able to have a bitching funeral topic later »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:03pm

-Wildfire-

Hm. Who is this idiot?

Regardless, I fire at him with my newly formed shotgun.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:04pm

The Doberman Pincher attacks!


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:04pm

«Wow. He's dead.»

I threw a blast at the person attacking us.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:05pm

Joe's sweep knocks the blast off target. And Wildfire leaves him wormfood. RIP all three Kleinstocks.

Mike glances at Wildfire, "Must you solve everything by killing someone???"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:05pm

"Christ…" I said softly before looking at Wildfire. "Wild…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:05pm

"Let's not fight, we can do that later! Let's go!" Joe walks on ahead, taking point.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

"Not now," said Nicolette quietly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

[Aw, I was actually going to try to talk him down, with what happened to his brothers]

[Oh well <_<]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

«I thought Marisol was trying to escape?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

::Greg::

"Nice shot."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

«But… We settled on the NPCs going that route, didn't we? I deleted my post when I heard that…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:06pm

"It was self-defense." I sling the shotgun over my shoulder.

[<_<; I wasn't expecting that to work…]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:07pm

[[The New Hellions keep moving quickly. Up ahead, they hear some commotion.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:08pm

I dropped behind to the back of the group, watching Wild. I was still shocked.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:08pm

"…Can we stop killing people? They kinda…had a point."

Rapt sighs.

"Oh well, lets keep going. …Wait, everyone hear that?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:08pm

«seemed like some of you were still going with them, which makes sense so you don't have to focus on too many characters. Also, your PM made me think you'd want to be with that group»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:08pm

Joe holds up a hand for the group to stop, and peers ahead carefully, walking slowly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:08pm

I turn to Kelly. "This isn't the time…but you know what sort of person I was raised to be. This is how I fight. I won't make any apologies for that, but I am sorry you had to see. We'll discuss it more later."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:09pm

~Almond~

Almond suppressed a yawn, or thought he should anyway. The bloodlust of these teams never failed to amaze him… He was impressed.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:09pm

::Greg::

I feel ahead through the Earth's gravitational field. I wouldn't be able to get much detail, but finding out how many people, and what positions they are in could be useful.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:09pm

"I didn't say anything… I dropped it…" I said quietly, watching the floor.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:09pm

Nephy looked at the dead body for a few seconds. He was bleeding pretty badly, and that blood got sucked into her dog. It was now six feet long.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:11pm

Stopping at whatever bend prevents seeing the commotion, Rapt tries to take a look to get a handle on whats going on.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 2:11pm

«Anyone on the "find a way out" team have a problem with just magically finding one? It'll let blackmore take care of things easier, and most of you have multiple characters in here anyway.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:11pm

"Kelly, come on." I let the shotgun dissipate and take her by the hand, leading her along with the others.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:11pm

((Roxie emoted making an exit, I assume Blackmore would just use it.))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

«No arguments here, Hav»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

«No issues with that from me.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

I stayed silent, letting her lead me.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

[Not a problem. Sorry if my suggestions cause confusion or anything…]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

«All right, retcon action. My confusion notwithstanding, Marisol is in the Escape-team.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:12pm

«the escaping team will encounter a threat later on, but yeah, I will not be doing much with that group until I get some of the heavy duty out of the way»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:13pm

[[Rapt sees Pyro, Wind Dancer, and Avalanche surrounding Torrance and Wraith. ]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:14pm

"Son of a bitch," Wreck mutters, stepping wide of the body. "Three of you, three bullets. That's bad luck….or sheer stupidity."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:14pm

"Don't curse," I said, breaking my silence temporarily.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:16pm

«Zeph's in the escape party, I think»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:17pm

My first thought, of course, is to shoot them before they notice our presence - but for once I take a pause. That would traumatize Kelly further…she doesn't need to be exposed to that.

"Tonfas." The wooden tonfas form in my hand, and I charge towards Wind Dancer, looking for a strike. She seems to be the weakest of the group, physically, so a few solid shots should do it.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:17pm

Groggily, I raise my head.

"I can help you, honest. I was going to before…the guy took me over or whatever. Honest."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:17pm

~Nicolette~

Nicolette struck without hesitation. Bringing her superhuman speed to bear, she zipped behind one of the enemies - Pyro - and quite simply smashed her fists into his back. She hoped to knock him out, but it was simultaneously a cover for Wildfire. She wasn't being lethal, but she did make it hard.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:19pm

I think… maybe I can go against the fire guy… maybe…

I glance at Jay warningly and I wrap my shield around me. Except this time, it doesn't look like my normal, simple shield. This time it's shaped like full body battle armour, with hefty gauntlets and spiked knuckles.

I threw a punch at Pyro with a blast charged on my fist.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:19pm

Joe fires off two blasts: one at Avalanche's groin/belly, and one at Pyro's chest.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:19pm

"Then do it." Rapt stands behind Ixnay, bar in hand, ready to deal with him if he tries shutting off the wrong powers again.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:20pm

Wreck glances backwards.

Calmly, he walks up and punts Jay in the nose.

"Okay. Now that we're even, help if you'd like."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:20pm

I broke my silence again.

"Wreck… please… don't."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:21pm

~Almond~

It was a real pity that Poseidon wasn't there, decided Almond. He would have liked fighting the guy made of water again. Most of the enemies ranks were being dealt with, so he held back considerably. He just looked out, ready to mimic push one of the trio over at long-range if they tried doing anything to his teammates.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 26, 2007, 2:21pm

«Sorry, back again. So are both Casey and Curt on the S&R team..or did Curt go with the escape team?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:21pm

«You guys are way too forgiving »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 2:21pm

«That's up to you, heat…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:21pm

«Up to you heaty»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:22pm

"Alright then. It should be noted that before, there was a localized…um…well, it was sort of based on that Cortez guy…I won't be as useful…whatever."

Whichever one of the "Horsemen" seems to be giving them the most trouble, I cancel that.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:22pm

«give me a sec to update, BTW. I was talking to a friend about something»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 26, 2007, 2:23pm

«To make things easier I'll say Curt left and Casey is still here then.»

Casey reaches out, solidifying the air around the standing Horsemen.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:24pm

I looked at Jay again.

I shouldn't be anywhere near him…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:27pm

"For the record, I'm sorry for the whole sadist act. Basically, what happened is that Magneto approached all the Hellions. He figured I counted. There was no way I could turn him down, myself, against all those Acolytes, so I figured I'd play along for a while, and I figured the bigger jerk I was, the less they'd suspect me. So…um, sorry."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:27pm

[[Wildfire charges at Wind Dancer, but Wind Dancer buffets her with a wind blast that sends her flying back into his teammates. Chi follows close behind her. Wind Dancer hits him, but somehow he still keeps moving forward.]]

[[Prime closes the distance to Pyro, but again, he starts generating that nasty heat that was able to burn Rogue. "Come closer girly!" Star can feel the heat even through her field.]]

[[Outburst misses Pyro, but tags Avalanche, stumbing him backwards]]

[[Casey's trick seems to be working (just curious, what were you going for here…how big, etc?)]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:28pm

"I believe you," I told him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:29pm

I decided it might not be best to strike him, and just let the blast off.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:29pm

Joe continues his onslaught against Avalanche, peppering him with blasts, constantly changing up where the next one is aimed.

"Power shutter-offer, turn off the fire!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:29pm

-Wildfire-

In hindsight, that was a stupid move.

I decide to switch targets, specifically going for Pyro, who is assaulting Nicolette. "You!" I call out to draw his attention as my wooden tonfas disappear.

I run towards him, looking for hand-to-hand combat - and the fact that I'm immune to fire - to take him down. He might not know of my ability, either…that could work to my advantage.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:29pm

I'm astonished.

"I…can't believe you said that, Kelly. After all the lies between us. But, it does mean a lot to me."

I say it possibly more seriously than most things I've ever said.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:30pm

Greg notes the dangers of getting anywhere near Pyro and, instead, attempts to reverse his gravity severely - smashing him headfirst against the ceiling.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:30pm

I hope torance and Will help….

Nephy's huge dog attacks Wind Dancer.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 2:30pm

[Got to head home now. Then I'll be back…for like, two minutes. Then I pick up my brother…]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:31pm

Alright, Pyro it is…as much as I can.

"We've got a touch of an issue, here. Apparently the extra power from before is sort of paid in advance, something, I don't know…but what I can tell you is, I can't get it all. But I'm trying to shut down the fire guy."

Sweat breaks out on my forehead from the strain.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:33pm

I try to strike Pyro again with the same sort of punch with a blast charged on the end.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:34pm

Wreck merely stares at Kelly, blankly.

Then looks away, shaking his head.

"……whatever."

He gestures at Avalanche and raises a field beneath his feet.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:35pm

Roc continues to stand behind Ixnay with the metal bar, incase he turns, though he doesn't appear to be expecting to have to use it.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:38pm

[[Joe is keeping Avalanche way off balance. Wreck's field appears.]]

[[Nephy's dog manages to make her way to Wind Dancer. Mike is right along side her. She smashes the bar down across her head several times, uintil she is down. He pets the dog, "Good girl!"]]

[[Pyro's powers shut down, leaving his easy prey for the combined attacks against him]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:39pm

I turn to Avalanche and fire a concentrated blast at him, unaware that Wreck's field is near him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:39pm

"Someone hit Rock Guy! I'm running out of juice!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:40pm

[[Avalanche is toast.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:40pm

"Alright, so are we cool? I helped, like I said."

I pull a handkerchief out of my pocket and wipe off my forehead.

"Weird, though. My power, and I say this in all honesty, is in a serious case of flux right now. I'm not sure why or how."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:41pm

"Will, Boss Lady, let's get out of here and go home!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:41pm

Clapping a hand on Ixnay's shoulder, Rapt shrugs.

"I think we're fine for now. I don't know what everyone else will think once we sort it all through."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:42pm

«Give me a second before you guys escape. Big bad guy time »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:42pm

"You can shut off powers. I don't suppose you can amplify them as well?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:43pm

"You've been here the entire time? Where were you when Christian died…?" I asked, dropping to my knees.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by The Sacred Digits on Feb 26, 2007, 2:44pm

"That would be a no. And I'm not sure if I can shut them off right now. Like I said, the way they amplified my powers…it was sort of a borrow forward. Took a lot to take Pyro down."

I sigh.

«This is mostly to make it so we don't spank the BBEG easily.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:44pm

[Jay also has the mutant power to completely ignore a kick in the nose ]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:46pm

«Jay gets kicked in the nose a lot. He's immune to it now. And his player misread the post.»

"Christian…dead? Are you serious?"

I look at Kelly intently, again in shock.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:46pm

I nodded sadly.

"Today… or was it yesterday? I don't know how long I was asleep for. I didn't see… William said he died…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:47pm

«yeah, and wildfire killed him!!!»

Apocalypse enters the chamber, and looks the New Hellions over, "This is three times you have interfered in my plans. Why must you children stand against the inevitable?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:47pm

Chi draws back from Apocalypse, "Three times? I only count twice."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:47pm

Joe goes cold all over at the sound of Apocalypse's voice. He remembers the simulation…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:48pm

"…We're sorry. Infact, we'll even leave, and not get in your way?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:48pm

«Yes, but she doesn't know .»

Somehow managing to ignore Apocalypse entirely in my hysteria, I pounded Jay's chest feebly.

"Where were you then?! Where were you for him?!" I continued weakly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:48pm

"That's one corny one-liner down."

Wreck nods at Kelly.

"Two more and I win the bet."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:49pm

::Greg::

I've never met him face to face but I get a strange sense of deja vu…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 2:49pm

Damn. And I didn't even have time to apologize to Chris. I can't believe that.

"Believe me, Kelly, I wish I had been there."

In a low voice, "Um. You guys are pretty much on your own here until further notice. I'll do what I can…but it can't be that much."

I wait until he starts to engage them, then I'll *TRY* to screw with his molecular control abilities. Maybe it'll make him slower or something. We're dead. We're so so so so dead.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:49pm

Feb 26, 2007, 2:48pm, Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa wrote:«Yes, but she doesn't know .»

«LOL! That was just an OOC jab at lasty. I've said that about twenty times now »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:50pm

'Emma, I REALLY hope your still keeping tabs on us. Apocolypse is here.'


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 2:51pm

"Crap… one beat down, now another…"

Will looks at Apocalypse's fallen minions.

Wind girl, fire guy, or earth guy, we're underground, gee, I wonder….

Will tries to possess the unconscious Avalance.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:51pm

Not Magneto….

Nephy stares blankly at the BBEG.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:51pm

WHAT? GET OUT OF THERE, NOW!


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:51pm

Still hysterical, I reformed the battle suit.

"This is your fault! This is all your fault!" I sobbed, speeding at him with a punch, accelerating my fist as much as I could to put as much force into it as possible.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 2:52pm

"Anyone but him…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:52pm

«btw him do you mean Apocalypse or Jay?»]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:52pm

Still need more time, gotta build up a charge oh god oh god please don't let anyone else die…

Joe crouches in his wrestling stance, in case he has to spring into action.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:53pm

«First casualty of the day… Kelly »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:53pm

«Me? Apocalypse. Sorry, should have made that clear.

^ Yeah, pretty much.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:54pm

"…Guys….back away. Back the way we came."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:54pm

[[Apocalypse eyes them each up carefully. "This ends now!" Apocalypse charges up a blast]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 2:54pm

Wreck blinks, then teleports. He would attempt to land on the exact spot Pooky is standing, hopefully causing all sorts of disruption…..at the cost of making a huge mess of himself.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:54pm

"Star, shield between us and him. And RUN LIKE HELL"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:55pm

«This ends now? How lame . You've gone down a notch, Pooky. For shame.

There's no way one of her shields could save us.
And she's too hysterical to listen anyway.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:55pm

[[Apocalypse releases a mere fraction of his power, and it's to send Kelly spinning off into the rock wall]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 2:55pm

Will uses Avalance's earth powers to try to bury Apocalypse and buy the team some time to escape.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 2:56pm

Joe's built up a full charge. He gets in front of Apocalypse, in front of the group, and when Apocalypse fires, Joe will fire as well to attempt to cancel out the blast.

"Guys, get out of here!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:56pm

«Just remember, I do not job Apocalypse like comic writers do »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:56pm

I smash into the wall and slump down it, barely conscious.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 2:57pm

«Oh, poor Joseph. He clearly did not learn from the training mission Sephula ran.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 2:57pm

Nephy's dog Friend finally dissolves into a puddle again and races toward's Pooky's feet.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 2:58pm

"Joe. Aim up, collapse the tunnel! Cut him off from us!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 2:58pm

I send out as powerful an insanity beam as possible at Apocalypse, balling my fists with the frustrating knowledge it won't really do anything.

«Is Magneto also in the room?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 2:58pm

::Nadia::

Damn it, Kelly! I move over to Kelly and try to help her to her feet and see if she is okay. If not, I transform to a rocky form and carry her as I retreat.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:58pm

[[Wreck's teleporting effect does disrupt Apocalypse, but he was ready for it this time. His body regenerates almost immediately. Will manages his rock slide, burying Apocalyse and Wreck.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 2:59pm

«nope, Mags hasn't shown up yet»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 2:59pm

«Oh, I wasn't sure. It's hard to keep track sometimes.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:00pm

«If it's okay for her to be conscious, and not maimed in any way .»

I struggled back up to my feet with Nadia's help.

"What was I thinking?" I said quietly, in a very defeated tone.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:00pm

[[Pester's attack works pretty well. He can hear Apocalypse screaming from beneath the rubble. Energy blasts start firing from Apocalypse in all directions.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:00pm

"Will, Boss Lady, everyone behind me!" Hoping against hope that Wreck can 'port out, Joe fully discharges at the ceiling of the tunnel, intending to bring it down.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 3:00pm

"He'll die and be fine, right?"

Will starts creating a hole in the ceiling to get out.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:01pm

"God damn it Kelly."

I try to cancel enough of Apoc's powers to prevent him from flowing through the rubble or whatever, and grab Kelly in a fireman's carry.

"Let's be off like a prom dress, shall we?"

I start moving back the way we came.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 3:01pm

O_O

Guess I'll stop using the attack while he's under all that rock. We don't need him blasting his way out.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:01pm

Apocalypse is slowed down, but still trying to fight his way free. This is only slowing him down, not stopping him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 3:02pm

"Yes. Lets go! Put as much rubble and space between him and us, we -cannot- fight this and win."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:02pm

"No… I've got to help them…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 3:03pm

::Greg::

I intensify the gravity around Apocalypse and the rubble, hoping to buy more time.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 3:03pm

Nephy backs away with everyone else, unsure what to do.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:03pm

"I'm giving him all I can, for the record, guys, but it's barely slowing him down."

Sweat's beading on my forehead.

"And, for the record, this was more power than it took to cancel Wild. Or Nico. Or both. And it barely slows him."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 3:03pm

His teleport having left him very dead (and thus alive), Wreck tries another to clear himself from the rubble.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:03pm

[[Anyone mind if I cut to the topside team for a second?]]

«and nice work with the burying. I had a deus ex planned if you guys were actually crazy enough to fight Apocalypse»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:04pm

«I don't mind a bit. …did Joe bring the rest of the ceiling down?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:04pm

«Me neither.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 3:05pm

"We can worry about this later, lets run as fast as we can."

Rapt gets over to Wills body, slinging it over his shoulder, and heads down the way they came.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 3:05pm

«NP, I'm making an escape route, but do you want our team to stay seperated for a few minutes?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 3:05pm

"Are we…home yet?"

The effort of moving this far was incredible, but I wasn't just going to lie down and be dead weight. Again.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:05pm

«yeah, that is what I was responding to when I said, "Apocalypse is slowed down, but still trying to fight his way free. This is only slowing him down, not stopping him. "»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:06pm

«Aha. Got confused, since there were so many of us piling rocks on Pooky. …guess it's a little "like son like father", eh? »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:07pm

Feb 26, 2007, 3:05pm, William "Wraithling" Weaver wrote:«NP, I'm making an escape route, but do you want our team to stay seperated for a few minutes?»

«Yup. Just a few seconds, have to deal with one plot point. I feel bad that oro wasn't here…lot of that going around today.»

[[The escaping team is about to burst out of the ground, when Magneto and Exodus are standing in front of them. Magneto has a solemn look on his face.]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:07pm

So this is Apocalypse. My creator. One of the most powerful beings in the world.

Honestly, I'm not too impressed.

I don't expect it to do much more than divert his attention, but I open fire with a semi-automatic, drilling him in the back.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 3:08pm

((I'm out for a half hour or so to get some paperwork done.))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:10pm

Rogue glares at Magneto, "Eric. It's over, just let us leave."

Magneto shakes his head, "It is not quite over yet. I have one last piece of business to deal with."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 3:10pm

«I'm joining Rapt in the "I'm leaving" group. I've got class Won't be back till a bit after 4:30… and I expect things to have wrapped up by then. Sigh…»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:12pm

-Roxanne-

Oh, boy.

"Mr. Magneto?" I try the cute look again. "We're just leaving…please move?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:14pm

Rogue seems ready to just plow right through Magneto. Magneto nods at Exodus. Exodus telekinetically brings Kidd into view. She is dead. It is actually a horrifying sight. She appears to have been battered pretty badly. Magneto looks at Rogue and Emma, "She left me no choice. I told her to back down, but she refused. She just kept fighting me. I told you all that you should just leave. Why must she have been so stubborn?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:15pm

Rogue is furious, "Eric…how could you have done this? To a child???"

Magneto speaks coldly, "I did nothing here. She came at me. Several times in fact."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 3:15pm

"MURDERER!"

I can't believe it…Kidd…I barely knew her..and…

I brandish my completely worthless sword and move towards him, summoning every bit of energy I can.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 3:16pm

"You're a fucker! You know that?!?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:17pm

Exodus moves towards Amelia, but Magneto stops him, "Enough blood has been shed today." Magneto looks at the gathered heroes, and shakes his head sadly. Exodus and Magneto vanish in a flash of energy.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Feb 26, 2007, 3:18pm

I collapse on the ground, the sword vanishing.

Kidd…I'm sorry…

I pass out again.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:18pm

-Roxanne-

"You…you didn't."

Rage. Just pure…rage comes over me. Kidd was always so nice to me. Always laughing. Always smiling. She helped me with my horns, she made my hair light up…and now she's just…dead.

I'm nothing to Magneto. I realize that. But someone's going to pay for that.

I start to focus all around Magneto, trying to make the earth come at him from every side.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 3:18pm

«…Back. *sigh* »

~Marisol~

Marisol stared at the corpse in shock. She had never really liked Kidd, but she hadn't wished this to her. She stomped the ground with a growl and cursed, something rather unusual for her.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:19pm

«ACK! You have the world's worst timing!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:20pm

[[The S&R team catches up to the escape team moments after Magneto's escape]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alkaline on Feb 26, 2007, 3:20pm

«A buck short there, aren't you Lasty?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:20pm

Mike is at the front of the group, "Wow guys! We managed to survive Apocalypse! We don't suck at all! Rogue! We made it, and we found out wayward muties!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:21pm

«I knew it! For god's sake, Oro!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:21pm

The first thing that Joe notices is Kidd's body. Tears immediately well up in his eyes. He hadn't known her that well, but it was still awful.

"…oh god…" he says in a small voice.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alkaline on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

Torrance shields her eyes against the drastic light change, and wanders toward the group.

"Is that A-ko?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

~Nicolette~

Nicolette zipped over to the corpse and checked for a pulse. Things seemed fairly obvious, but she wanted to know for certain…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

Even over Jay's shoulders I could see most of what was around us. And I saw Kidd's body.

I couldn't form thoughts, let alone words.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

Mike is confused. He follows Joe's eyes. "No….no way. Kidd?? How?"

Rogue says, her eyes full of fury, "Magneto did this to her."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

Feb 26, 2007, 3:20pm, Alkaline wrote:«A buck short there, aren't you Lasty?»

Huh?


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 3:22pm

Hobbling up, Wreck glances around tiredly.

"Okay, now what did I…."

Then he sees Kidd. He pauses for a moment, then sits on the ground.

"…….ah, hell. Hell, hell, hell."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:23pm

I try to inconspicuously move towards the back of the S+R group. Last thing I need is getting hit in the face more.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Feb 26, 2007, 3:23pm

Nephy stares at Kidd's body for a good minute, before continuing out.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:23pm

My best friend… god, my best friend…

I pulled myself off of Jay's shoulders.
"Where is he?" I hissed, my voice filled with unrelenting, uncharacteristic rage.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 3:24pm

Pester interrupts his frustration for a moment of terror.

"Isn't Apocalypse still behind us?!?"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:24pm

Good, glad to have her off my shoulders. This means I can get the hell out of here without having to answer messy questions.

"So, I'll see you all later," I say very quietly, and try to beat a hasty retreat.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:25pm

Joe looks at Torrance, tears streaming down his face. "T-torrance?" he asks, his voice breaking. "Are you really back with us for real? We've already lost so many teammates…I don't think I could stand it if you left too…" Joe trails off into sobs.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 3:25pm

~Almond~

"I don't see Magneto around," said Almond with a rather blank voice. He was trying very hard to tell himself he wasn't feeling anything.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:25pm

Rogue said, "He's gone. Let's just get to the surface."

The team trudges up, finally reaching the surface. A few minutes later, Emma received a telepathic message, "The X-Men are on their way for retrival. Should be five minutes. Maybe less."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:25pm

-Wildfire-

I stand at the back of the group as the others mourn…I don't want to join. I shouldn't. I should've been more vigilant than that…how could I lose sight of Kidd? How could I be so careless? I was so focused on moving on…my eyes are starting to steam up. Damn.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:26pm

"It doesn't matter!" I shouted at Pester. I turned back to Rogue and light practically exploded out of my eyes along with sparks.

"Where is he? He can't be gone! He has to pay for this!"

I spotted Jay leaving and tried to trap him in a field.

"You don't get away like this! Kidd's dead too, now! Oh, god, Kidd…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 3:27pm

~Marisol~

Marisol sighed uncertainly. She still wanted to hurt something, maybe worse than ever… but she just felt so tired now. She chewed on her lip and tried ignoring everyone…


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:27pm

I stop, completely motionless.

"You know, you're doing that because I'm letting you do that, Kell."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 3:28pm

Will stare's at Kidd's body.

"I can't believe it…"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:28pm

Emma concentrates for a second, "Apocalypse seems to have left too. Cowards." She looks relieved although she would never admit that.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:28pm

I create a handgun and shoot at Jay's kneecap. "Stay."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 3:28pm

"And if you stopped her, I'd chase you down, tackle you and beat you half to death."

Wreck continues looking at Kidd blankly.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:28pm

"I don't care!" I hit him sharply across the face.

"We could have got away so much before this all! This didn't have to happen to Kidd! We could have stopped it!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alkaline on Feb 26, 2007, 3:29pm

Torrance hugs Joe healf-heartedly with one arm.

"Yeah," she says, looking at Will. "…Yeah."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:29pm

«Gees lasty, you've gone terminator on us!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:29pm

I didn't even flinch when Wild kneecapped him.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:30pm

«I have no idea what happened to me. I'm in a field, I get shot at, and Kell's hitting "him" across the face. Does the shield stop the bullet, and is Kell close enough?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:30pm

-Zephyr-

I don't feel right. I just…man. I'm sick. It's like I want to throw up.

I hold Marisol's hand…usually, it would be to make her feel better. But I'm not feeling too secure myself, right now. "Let's go home."


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:30pm

[[A little while later, the teams are headed back to the mansion. The X-Men are all walking on eggshells. No one seems quite sure what to say at the moment.]]

[[This will be continuing in social threads]]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:30pm

«I'd assume that the shield stopped the bullet, but maybe someone else should judge.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Feb 26, 2007, 3:30pm

Will, kind of glad he's still in Avalanche's body, jumps at the sound of a gunshot.

"JESUS CHRIST!!"


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:31pm

Joe returns Torrance's hug and sobs into her shoulder. Then he sinks to his knees, punching at the ground and releasing force blasts the instant before his fist his the ground, sending clods of dirt everwhere. Some of it mixes with his tears, creating mud on his face.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:31pm

«collapses. And that's a wrap!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Marisol Morales on Feb 26, 2007, 3:32pm

«The funerals will take place in a while, hmm…?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Joseph "Warhead" Olson on Feb 26, 2007, 3:32pm

«*handclaps for blackmore* Awesome, epic stuff man.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 3:32pm

[I call shenanigans! You guys brought out that Kleinstock knowing Wild would shoot him, I bet. <_< And right now was just me being slow.

But I'm sorry about the multiple kills; Wildfire's going to be much better in the Outback. I have quite a few developments for her, revolving around Kurt and his theology, among other things.]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:33pm

«I'm still unsure on the status of my knee, but I loved the mission too.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Wreck on Feb 26, 2007, 3:33pm

[Like I said, I was going to have Wreck give him a great big Jules at the end of Pulp Fiction speech……then realized, they probably would have taken his guns <_<]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:34pm

Link to social thread

«Yep. Funerals are to come later in the week. I don't want to spoil anything, but that will be some major turning points in the XI »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 3:35pm

«In the 11?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star" Lisa on Feb 26, 2007, 3:35pm

«Turning points in the what?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Feb 26, 2007, 3:35pm

Xavier Institute.


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:38pm

«Thanks hav, at least someone gets the cut of my gibberish»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Protoman on Feb 26, 2007, 3:47pm

«It's over…already? FUCK!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Sara "Hype" Lincoln on Feb 26, 2007, 3:49pm

«I'm with Proto, I go to bed, not started, I wake up, over, damnit!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:50pm

Feb 26, 2007, 3:47pm, Protoman wrote:«It's over…already? FUCK!»

«Yep! Sorry, I drew it out as long as I could (and even had to put on player costumes at least three times), but one it started to flow, there was no real way to stop it. BTW, hope Will and Torrance didn't mind what I did when I was "in their bodies" »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Pester / Freaktada on Feb 26, 2007, 3:50pm

«Quit whining, I missed the entirety of this and the last mission before that.

Pity me. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 3:52pm

«I have to go with my favorite pest on this one. The story was on hold all weekend. We finally got a decent crowd around noon, and it was either keep waiting for everyone (which didn't happen until now), or get things started. If anyone has a reason to complain, it's oro. He missed his own big death scene!»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Feb 26, 2007, 3:53pm

((Missing ones own death….an interesting phenomenon))


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Feb 26, 2007, 3:54pm

«I missed the end and I didn't even have to… my class was cancelled, apparently. But regardless… whoa.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Chord on Feb 26, 2007, 4:47pm

« Should've skipped lunch. Then Kidd could've gone out in a blaze of glory. »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Last Hero on Feb 26, 2007, 4:59pm

[*cough* Retroactive fanfic *wheeze*)


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Chord on Feb 26, 2007, 5:01pm

[ That'll have to do ]


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 26, 2007, 5:03pm

Feb 26, 2007, 5:01pm, Chord wrote:[ That'll have to do ]

«I'm so sorry oro!! I kept holding off as long as I could.»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Chord on Feb 26, 2007, 5:14pm

Feb 26, 2007, 5:03pm, K'lar wrote:
Feb 26, 2007, 5:01pm, Chord wrote:[ That'll have to do ]

«I'm so sorry oro!! I kept holding off as long as I could.»

« It's cool, it probably wouldn't have been any better with me tossing stuff in:

Kidd-"DIE MAGNETO!"

Mags-"No."

*Kidd is killed*

Of course, if Lex could beat Elektra I totally think Kidd could handle Magneto <_> »


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Feb 27, 2007, 11:07am

«As always I'm a day late and a dollar short…will there be a recap?»


Re: Xavier Institute #114 Part 3 - Reckoning
Post by K'lar on Feb 27, 2007, 11:14am

«Of course! Working on log now. I have some work to do, but I will work on it during the day»


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