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Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 12:56am

The NMW return home. All alive, miraculously.

Wildfire's okay - asleep, but fine. So are the instructors, and Deadpool's about as good as he ever is.

X-Factor is trying to get dirt on Carmen, but it turns out her facility self-destructed not longer after the NMW left - she'll likely mark it as an accident and get away pretty clear.

Dhaara and Xenia are both in custody.

Right now, the NMW are in the Lounge, where Paige and Army have just finished explaining the scenario…


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 16, 2007, 12:58am

"Um…"

To Moira, Teddy, Havok, and Madrox.

"Sorry about trying to kill you guys and all that, and I'd be really really grateful if you don't repeat anything I said back there… ever."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Cheshire on Jul 16, 2007, 12:58am

Moira's laying down on the couch, with a pillow over her eyes to keep out the light.

"Need…vacation…Aruba…" she mutters.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by The G-Man on Jul 16, 2007, 12:59am

Jimmy doesn't speak with anyone, instead opting to go to the bathroom and check on the back of his neck.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 1:03am

"Paige…" I don't say another word but as I leave the room I hurl a lamp out the window.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:06am

"You need anything, Moira?"

Teddy is still holding the gun, not sure why.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:06am

Figuring that I'm nobody's favorite person at the moment, I don't even bother stopping Baby or justifying anything. I helped get us out, but I got us in in the first place. If I made excuses, I wouldn't be me.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Cheshire on Jul 16, 2007, 1:07am

"Aspirin…the number of a tattoo removal specialist…and a foot massage. And tell me I'm a genius."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:09am

Hm. Still hopped up on the MGH, and I'm not quite sure how long it will last. I try to warp the tatoos away, and sit the hell down because I expect my head to near explode from the effort.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:09am

"Just a second."

Teddy runs off, returning a few minutes later. He hands her some aspirin.

"You're a genius, Moira. That plan was amazing."

He starts rubbing her foot with one hand as he flips through the phone book with the other.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Jake "Flare" Lange on Jul 16, 2007, 1:10am

Jake just flips Paige the bird before storming off back to his room. The worst part is he was actually surprised, he knew to expect it and she still surprised him.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 1:10am

I know Paige probably doesn't care, but it doesn't quite sit right with me - it's a bit complex, yeah, but I'm thinking she did the right thing, ultimately.

"Hey, Paige, I'll be right back…and you were awesome today, really." I take my chances and give her a kiss, wanting just one more taste of last night before I go after Baby.

"Hey, Baby, wait up." I crawl along the cieling and drop down in front of her. "Go easy on Paige, all right? It's not really her fault with this mess."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Cheshire on Jul 16, 2007, 1:10am

Moira dry swallows the aspirin with a small grimace. She had been kidding about the foot massage…but now that it had started, she wasn't going to argue. "You did good today, Teddy. And Electric Boy, I'm sorry about kicking you in the jimmy."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 16, 2007, 1:11am

"No… problem. Considering I was trying to kill you."

It still hurted actually.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:12am

"Thanks, Moira….I got that phone number."

He tears out the page from the phone book and pockets it, he begins devoting all this attention the foot massage.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Jul 16, 2007, 1:12am

"Well, great job Paige."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 16, 2007, 1:13am

"Oh and I haven't even introduced myself yet. Joshua Cujo, your new team mate, God of Electronics."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Cheshire on Jul 16, 2007, 1:13am

"Thank you Teddy." She folds it up and holds on to it, and is soon asleep due to Teddy's mad massage skills.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Jul 16, 2007, 1:14am

"I'm glad we've finally got someone with some modesty."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 16, 2007, 1:15am

"Radio tell the that four-eyes to shut up."

The radio turns on.

"Shut up."

Then it turns off.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:15am

Teddy stops rubbing her feet once she's asleep. He sits down on the couch and starts examining the gun.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Jul 16, 2007, 1:18am

I glance lazily at the new kid, a vaguely derogatory grin on my face.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 1:19am

"Army…I like you so I'm going to say this in the nicest way: Fuck off sideways. That bitch almost got us all killed. It doesn't matter that in the end we're okay, because she put us on the chopping block for what? Shit that benefits her."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Joshua/Darya/Kara/Marcus on Jul 16, 2007, 1:20am

He grumbles.

"Hmmph!"


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:23am

Jul 16, 2007, 1:12am, Nick Nephrahim wrote:"Well, great job Paige."

"Thanks. It's my proudest work."

Ninety nine point nine percent of the time, there's really no insult that can actually hit me. But considering I feel about as much like shit as possible at the moment, every little bit stings.

Not that I don't deserve it.

But I don't really feel like taking it. I head to my room.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:26am

"Wait, Paige!"

Teddy runs up to her and hands her the gun.

"Why don't you just shoot us next time? It'll be easier." He says it very coldly, it should be surprising hearing it coming from Teddy.

He walks back and sits by Moira's side.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 1:27am

"Okay, okay, I'm not justifying what she did, but you're not looking at the whole picture. Paige…my sister, she's got this way with people. She watches them, for, like a month before she makes a move. She finds out what they want and picks the best time for it. Manipulating people is what she does. Paige is strong, real strong, but she came to Paige at a time in her life when she wasn't thinking clear. From what I hear, none of you were thinking clear when you had that love triangle. She could've came to you, she could've came to Jake, and even though you probably think different, believe me, she would've found a way to get you to do what she wanted. It just happened to be Paige."

I sigh. "What happened today would've happened with or without Paige, believe me - my sister wanted her because it made things a little convenient and she wanted a new ally, but she could do without. The truth is, if Paige hadn't accepted the offer, we'd all be dead."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Nick Nephrahim on Jul 16, 2007, 1:28am

I turn to Teddy.

"Don't be a dick, Teddy. She already feels bad enough. Dosen't need your help."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:29am

«Dude, you totally held on to the gun just for that line.»

I stare at it for a second before throwing it over my shoulder. It dismantles itself and is in pieces by the time it hits the ground. I keep going, wordlessly.

I think I've (finally) worn out my welcome here. This sets a record for time spent at one high school.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Protoman on Jul 16, 2007, 1:30am

«Actually, I didn't. The line came to me moments before I posted.»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 1:37am

Before I do anything else, I slap Army across the face.

"That's for even daring to imply that I would do something as ridiculous as betray my teammates because I was strung up over a boy and the bitch trying to steal him from me." My face is red with anger.

"Paige walked around this place knowing that we were all going to be attacked and killed, and she had the nerve to barter up some deals for the students here it obviously would've somehow inconvienced or pain to see dead, so it's nice to know how much value we have to her in her times of weakness. Real great mindset to have when you're on a team. "Well gee, I feel like shit, better get everyone else killed now so I can feel better about myself."

I slap him again.

"That's for having the gall to come into my room with a front of friendship and olive branches when you knew what that bitch, what your sister, was going to come here and do to us. What if you and Paige had fucked up Armando? We'd all be dead right now, while on the other hand, the two of you could've been at least half truthful with us and we could've gotten the fuck out of dodge and hid out somewhere, or at least have prepared ourselves for an attack."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by The G-Man on Jul 16, 2007, 1:40am

"Oh good, more fighting. That's great. You're all the great heroes that I heard about… Come on, Louie. We don't need this."

Jimmy heads to Havok's office to resign.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:40am

[[>_> For the record, Jake was a fraction of her reason for dealing with Carmen. Wild moreso.

Not that it's any less horrible of her, but this all being over a boy seems… pitiful.

More pitiful.]]


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Jake "Flare" Lange on Jul 16, 2007, 1:45am

«For the record, if Jake had gotten approached during his overly schitzo phase? Totally would have done it, and not even because of Baby and Paige, but just because it would be fun

Wow, I feel evil just thinking that»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by The G-Man on Jul 16, 2007, 1:47am

«If Tank was still around, he would have killed or maimed at least three teammates.»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 1:48am

« And that's without Carmen being in the mix. Tank had a lot of problems. »


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 1:49am

More sighing. I take the slaps. "Baby…I'm sorry we didn't tell you. Carmen probably had this whole place bugged, Abby was in the hospital, we didn't know how Carmen was going to attack or what all she was working with - we did what we thought was best. Or, I mean, I did. Me. I was my idea. So, if you're going to hate somebody, anybody, hate me. This is my fault. But…Paige just made one bad mistake and got pulled into something crazy. I know it's easy to hate her for this, but don't."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by The G-Man on Jul 16, 2007, 1:53am

«He was at least as sane as the girl who goes around torquing people's genitals and routinely tearing out the teeth of strangers.

Never thought I'd type that out…»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 1:56am

«Fun Fact: Paige's back up plan: Pop two MGH pills, become a goddess for ten minutes in which she warps everyone back to the mansion, turns Carmen inside out, sends the base into the sun and then spends the remaining nine minutes and fifty three seconds waiting for her heart to explode.»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 1:58am

"You certainly give far more than two damns about how people feel about a girl you barely know…and on that same coin, you've got a lot of nerve even having this conversation with me!" I slap him once more but there's force behind this one, my powers, which I'm using to add weight to my hand.

"I already told you the hell we had to go through before Madrox and Havok took over the school, and just as we were starting to move past that…past being sad about Abby and just being strong for her…just when my relationship with Jake is going better than I could've ever anticipated…this happens."

"So no, I'm not going to stop hating Paige, and that part of me that wishes she would impale herself on a broom she's animated is never going to stop screaming from the back of my mind to do horrible things to her while she sleeps. You just better hope I choose not to give in, and that if I do, you're not lying next to her in your Symbiote-skivvies."

« Couldn't she use her new amped powers to fix herself though? And touche, but at least Baby doesn't enjoy hurting people. She just has a short fuse and a lack of foresight…and the more I think about that…makes me think that she's more like Tank than she'd be comfortable admitting <_< »


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Paige "Anima" O'Hara on Jul 16, 2007, 2:06am

[[… no? I can't think of a reason why not, if she was operating at those levels, but there would surely be a loophole of some kind that keeps her from fixing herself <_<.]]


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by The G-Man on Jul 16, 2007, 2:07am

«She SOOOOOOOO enjoys hurting people… ;D»


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 2:16am

Okay, the slapping is getting a little old.

"So…you hate me, you like me, you hate me again in less than two days? Got to be a record." I step back, out of her reach. "Look, Baby…I am sorry. But I'm glad you're alive, too. Really. And maybe it wasn't the best of plans and maybe it didn't start the best ways…but I am glad." I smile. "Yeah, maybe I am dumb for caring about Paige like this…I just…I don't know. All I can say is I hope we can make it up to you someday."


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Baby "Gravita" Tigo on Jul 16, 2007, 2:30am

"I don't hate you." And with that I turn around and leave.


Re: Post Mission #8
Post by Marisol Morales on Jul 16, 2007, 11:15am

As soon as she goes out of sight, I find the nearest wall and repeatedly bash my head into it.


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