The Queen of Rock

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The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 17, 2007, 3:38pm

I hover down the corridor, holding a small rock in my hands, holding them behind my back, wandering around and looking for Roxanne.

To speak with her before the battle would just be… really comforting.


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 17, 2007, 3:51pm

Zzzzzzzzzz…

A rather odd buzzing sound can be heard down the corridor. Should Kelly go to investigate, she'll find Roxy. On the floor. Sleeping on a futon.


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 17, 2007, 3:55pm

I float along the corridor to where Roxy is a sleep on a futon… I really shouldn't bother her. I watch her for a few moments. Watch her sleep so peacefully. You'd hardly think it was someone about to go out and fight in a war. I take the simple necklace around my neck off and put it around her neck, careful not to wake her, and then sit down beside her.


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 17, 2007, 4:33pm

"Huzzahwha?" I stir up a bit, move around on the futon, and feel…this…necklace. On my neck. "Where'd this-"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 17, 2007, 7:26pm

"Hi." Quiet. Didn't want to wake her. "Sorry. It looks nice on you."


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 17, 2007, 7:27pm

"Oh, hey, Kelly, what's up?" I pop up, rubbing my eyes. "We already there?"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 17, 2007, 8:36pm

"No, not yet." I cast my gaze down for a moment. Didn't want to think about that. Not yet. "We've got a little ways yet before we join the fray." I look back at her, look her in the eye. Huh. I wonder if anyone's ever strayed from them because of their uniqueness. At any rate, she'd have never had that problem in the past four years. I guess they might have been nice for her in some ways. I mean, it couldn't have been easy for her on Earth… much as I wouldn't like to admit it, too many of them - us, too many of us, we're the same, humans and mutants - can be far too narrow-minded.

"How do you feel about it?"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 17, 2007, 8:44pm

"Well…it's a battle. I mean, I wish I didn't have to fight, but, bottom-line…I do. It's my job to protect, so that's what I do. Yourself?"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 17, 2007, 9:38pm

Little nod, swallow down to get rid of the lump in my throat. Do it quietly to try and keep Roxanne from noticing.

Okay, so I'm scared. Is that so wrong? I'm scared of having to fight, and I'm scared of hurting somone, and… Pallas preserve us, I'm even scared of being hurt. It's selfish, but it's there.

"I think… to cliche grab, we've got to do what we've got to do. You're right. It's about protecting, only for me, it's a little less about these empires - I'll be honest. I don't even know what they're fighting for. All I know is that you guys are here, and you're willing to fight - you're going to go out there, and you're going to fight, and I can't leave you to do that alone. I'm going to be there, and I'm going to do whatever I can to help, to protect as best as I can in that way. That's how I feel about it."

I pull the rock out of my pocket.

"Guess what I've got?"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 18, 2007, 7:52am

"Hey, my rock!" I bring it up, let it hover between us. Very polished, very clean, very nice. "Brings back memories. Good ones, I think…things were a lot simpler back then, weren't they?"


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 18, 2007, 8:19am

"Oh, god, yes. At first, at least. Haha… there was even the trademarked little misunderstanding routine… you could set your watch by it all. They weren't just simpler, they were… cleaner, too."

I pause and drop my head into my hands and let out something that sounds like a mixture of a laugh and a sigh.

"Listen to us! We're not that old, and we're yearning for the 'good old days'."

[Not sure if it's just my browser… but something's being fishy.]


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Marisol Morales on Jun 18, 2007, 8:24am

"Yeah…" I let my voice trail off for a minute. "You know…when this is over, this war, I mean…when it's done, I think I'm going to retire. Maybe for a little while, like a couple of years. It's not that I don't like helping out and being a superhero and everything, I love it, but…I feel kind of locked in it, you know? I look back, and sometimes all I can remember are all the fights I've been in. I know it's my power and my responsibility, but I want to try something else for a while. Just a while."


Re: The Queen of Rock
Post by Kelly Alecia "Star Girl" Lisa on Jun 18, 2007, 1:25pm

"You're, what, fourteen? Fifteen? You've been in more fights, more battles, more wars than any one person should have to in their entire life. I think that it's entirely reasonable that you retire, even if it's only for a little while. I haven't even been at the forefront like you have, and I'm so… tired of the fighting. You should get out of all of this. It isn't right. It's not the right place for you." I shrug vacantly at the end of it.

"At least, that's what I think."


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