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Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 26, 2007, 12:11am

The entire 500+ student body of the ALA is gathered in the Auditorium, with the more favored students sectioned off closer to the front.

A blue woman with short red hair and a sharp black suit stands at the podium on stage, her yellow eyes surveying the crowd. Seated behind her are an impatient looking man with white hair, a bemused woman patting his arm, and a tall imposing figure hulking just out of the stage lights.

Raven Darkholme approaches the podium and swats the microphone with her palm, silencing the murmuring crowd.

"Good evening, all. Welcome to your new sanctuary, and your new seat in the evolutionary chain. Welcome to Avalon.

You are here because you came willingly, when the scandal that has befallen the United States forced you into exile. Forced you to think for yourself, and not blindly enforce others' ideals when you haven't yet learned the ways of the world," and she glances sideways to the newly turned New Mutants' in their section. "But just because we are starting anew, just because we are recovering from the decimation of the Hammer Bay Massacre, and just because we are the an independent nation of superiority does NOT mean we will run wild.

Wild like animals. Wild like flatscans. We will have order. We will have paradise.

And so, I welcome you, the youth of the next generation, a generation of homo superior. I welcome you to the Academy, where you will learn to accept your gifts."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 26, 2007, 12:13am

Darya sits among the crowd.

She remains silent.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 26, 2007, 12:27am

There's a pause as Raven turns around, and a small figure steps through the wall.

"Hi. Ah. It's possible that I'm late." She sits down next to the brooding figure.

"Ah, Miss Pryde," Raven sing-songs, then turns back to the students.

"May I present your chief staff; they aren't strangers to some of you, and those of you who don't know them will know of them, as they are veritable paragons in the mutant world.

Katherine Pryde, former X-Man," and she relishes emphasizing that term, "joins alongside Peter Rasputin and Logan, better known as the X-Men Colossus and Wolverine. Wolverine is….elsewhere at the moment. Unable to attend tonight is also Sam Guthrie," and she flashes her smile at the New Mutants again.

"We are also fortunate to be learning from two former Avengers…"

She lets the weight of that sink in.

"Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. You have a very experienced staff.

You've already been shown to your rooms, and from here, the majority of you may leave."

The students begin to shuffle out. "Except you, dears," and she stares daggers at the New Mutants. "You stay."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 12:31am

I stand up at "leave" and freeze a little awkwardly at "Except you," and quickly shuffle back into my seat.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:34am

Sara rushes in quickly, hoping to not be noticed, and sits down next to Nadia.

"Pssst….what did I miss?"

Nadia who might recognize her if she can look past the change in hair color and remember someone she's met….once.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Pester on Sept 26, 2007, 12:34am

It's so disconcerting, that all these former X-Men are here instead of taking care of the old team. Pester would almost prefer that he was definitely on the side of the villains, and there was no gray area at all in this whole thing. This situation is too complicated. In coming here, he feels he's abandoned his old teammates, and he'd like nothing better than to know the most powerful X-Men are over there holding down the fort. But instead, they're here in Genosha.

Pester noticeably clenches when Mystique addresses the group. He's never known what to think of Mystique, and in this setting the confusion is only multiplied. Even when she spoke to him alone back home, he was unsure of what to say to her, or even if there was a grain of truth in anything she said. Time to suck it all up, and listen.

He stands up tall, near the front of the group. He makes full eye contact with the scary woman.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 26, 2007, 12:36am

"Uh-huh…"

Bemused.

"We get to stay. So nice to feel welcome."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 12:43am

"S…" S something. Stab in the - Sara! Yeah, that's it. She took a bite out of me. Hard to forget that.

"Sara, right?" I whisper. "We got a speech that balanced between inspiring and scary and met the staff… now we're waiting for I don't know what."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:45am

Sara raises her eyebrow, this one memory that hasn't gotten a jump start

"You know me? We musta met before I lost my memory."

She extends her hand and gives her a quick check out with a sly and almost secretive grin


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 26, 2007, 12:55am

I sit beside Nadia, even more nervous than she is. Maybe. Hard to tell.

I want to stand beside her. She's my friend. My best friend. She's stood beside me in a whole lot worse, that's for sure. And I understand that this is a rough time for everyone, and that we are fighting for a better future.

I just…I just wish it wasn't like this exactly.

I just sit in my seat, staring at the floor, not honestly paying any attention.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 12:56am

"Lost your memory?" I repeat inquisitively, though still keeping my voice down. Mystique does the 'stares daggers' thing very well. "Well, we met just the one time, really. You kinda took a bite out of me."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 12:59am

"For some reason, that doesn't surprise me." Lex says, leaning forward. He's in the row in back of the girls. "Hey, Nadia. Love the hair, Sara."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:03am

"Hey Lexy."

She smiles back before turning to Nadia

"And that really don't surprise me, I do have good taste."

She stupidly giggles, not fully getting the literal meaning. as she looks over her to the smaller girl sitting shyly next to her.

"Hey over there! Don't be shy!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 1:04am

"… you know, Lex, I still haven't gotten a 'love the hair' from you, and I used to have braids halfway down my back."

I give Roxy a furtive glance. "You alright?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 1:07am

"…love the hair, Nadia." Lex grins and turns to Roxanne. "I was gonna ask the same thing, what's up kid? I don't see you for months and I don't even get a hug?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 26, 2007, 1:08am

"Hm?" I perk up after a moment, being sure to put my smile on for appearance's sake. "Yeah, yeah, I'm fine…you?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Wreck on Sept 26, 2007, 1:09am

Sitting nearby slumped into a chair, Wreck glances around.

"….Coconuthead? Man, we really did all end up here, didn't we?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 1:11am

Lex turns to Wreck.

"…damn. Seems like it. Are you still all crazy and shit?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Wreck on Sept 26, 2007, 1:13am

"I guess that depends on what you mean by crazy. I haven't been possessed by any demons in a long time."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 1:14am

"Good to know."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 1:19am

Quote:"And that really don't surprise me, I do have good taste."

"… what?"

Quote:"Hm?" I perk up after a moment, being sure to put my smile on for appearance's sake. "Yeah, yeah, I'm fine…you?"

"That's… a loaded question. I thought the Juber was hard to settle into… but the ship wasn't the site of a massacre. You know if you're not fine, Roxy, that's okay. I'm not all that sure that I am. "


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:20am

"Sweet niblets."

I was completely ready to leave. Completely. Why does she even want us to stay? I just want to go back to my room right now.

Sept 26, 2007, 12:27am, AmyMad! wrote:"Hi. Ah. It's possible that I'm late." She sits down next to the brooding figure.

[Got to love Astonishing.

"Sorry, I was remembering to put all my clothes on."

—-

"What does she mean elsewhere?"

"It means we've narrowed it down to 'else'."]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:23am

Sara shrugs with a giggle.

"Well, how else do I explain biting someone? Was probably just feeling flirty."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 1:25am

"Should I be insulted that you haven't bit me?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:28am

Sara turns to look at him and gives him a mocking roll of her eyes, smiling to indicate her jovial manner

"Do you have boobs Lex? No? Then that's why I haven't done it!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 26, 2007, 1:30am

"…Marcus had boobs? Now I'm scared."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:31am

"We shouldn't be here," I say quietly, tracing a circle in the ground with my foot. I glance up at Mystique again and draw my gaze away from her just as quickly.

"Not so soon after the attack…."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Wreck on Sept 26, 2007, 1:34am

"Flocking together in one big, convenient group does just seem like a recipe for disaster."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 1:34am

"Should I mention that I was make out of desserts at the time? I turn into things. It's what I do."

«That's it for me tonight, got to duck out. Later.»


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:38am

Sara gives an over exagerated sigh of relief

"That does make me feel a bit better, since I'm not a people eater, well, not like that. But sounds tasty."

She giggles and leans back in her chair, twiddling her thumbs about at a high speed.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:41am

"You're being a little creepy, Sara."

I cross my hands across my stomach, looking at Mystique again.

"She scares me."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:55am

"Why do you think she asked us to stay, anyway? Why can't we just go back?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Wreck on Sept 26, 2007, 2:36am

"Maybe she just wants to yell at us for being Xavier students."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 4:47am

Marisol skulked through the group silently. There were lots of familiar faces, and lots of people she wanted to talk to… but not now. They were busy talking to each other, and she didn't want to intrude. Besides… they were all a little too merry for her current tastes. She walked ahead, closer to Mystique than the others.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 4:56am

"Marisol?" My head tilts up as she walks past. I didn't expect her to be here. Really, half of the people who are here, I didn't expect.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 4:57am

"Yes?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 4:59am

"Nothing, I just- I thought you'd… you'd be at the mansion, is all."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:01am

"Why?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:03am

"I—"

Why did I think she would be there? I suppose it's between here and the Mansion, isn't it? So it's just because I didn't think she would come here, I guess. All that leaves is the Mansion, really, right?

"— I think I just didn't think you'd be here."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:03am

"Well, why not?"

She didn't think she was strong or decisive enough…


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:06am

"I'm not really sure, I'm—"

Feeling a little dizzy. I should… ask Lisa about that later. Maybe…. No.

"— I mean, I've just never, well, seen you anywhere else. I sort of… just saw you as being there until, well… forever, kind of!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:08am

"Me too…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:09am

I walk a little closer - not all of the way over, but close enough.

"Um… how come you're not?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:18am

Marisol hesitated a little before answering.
"I haven't figured it out yet."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:19am

I go all the way over to her, lowering my voice so only the two of us can hear.

"What made you come here?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:21am

"Um… I felt constricted by the X-Men's understanding of morality, for one."

That was a part of it, at least.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:22am

"Their understanding of morality?"

I try to make a little sense of that — that's not to say it's nonsensical — but I can't really understand what she means.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:23am

Marisol made a meaningless gesture with her hands. She really didn't feel explaining that she disagreed with the X-Men's rule of not killing, especially not to Kelly. She'd only judge her anyway…


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:26am

"I… don't really get it, but I'm sure you've got a good reason."

I glance up at Mystique once more before drawing my gaze swiftly away from her.

"Why do you think she asked us to stay?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:29am

"We're going to be some sort of field team, aren't we? I can imagine there being a lot of important things we'd need to be told. Or maybe it's a speech about leaving Xavier for Magneto…"

She didn't really feel like talking to anyone at the moment, especially not Miss Perfect. But walking away would have been too rude…


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 5:35am

"A field team… I guess…. I'll talk to you later, bye. Kind of."

I drop away a little at that; mostly because being this close to Ms. Darkholme… feels uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. Almost frightening. And the rest of the reason is because I need a moment aside to think about the possibility of the field team thing. What sort of thing would they even send us on?


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 5:37am

"Yeah, sure…"

Marisol looked back towards Mystique, hoping she would notice her.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 8:30am

I gaze at the front where most of my friends and Mystique are from my chair in the back. They told me to sit up front, but after what happened at my first initation, I didn't want to repeat the result.

At least Sara looks like she's having fun.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 8:31am

Sept 26, 2007, 8:30am, Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim wrote:They told me to sit up front, but after what happened at my first initation, I didn't want to repeat the result.

[?]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 8:35am

« She mumbled a lot and ended up passing out after a confrantation with Polarity. »


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 8:44am

Dom hangs out in the back of the room. Only people he really knows well here are Wreck and Kelly, and they seem pretty preoccupied talking to old friends.

Dom was in a weird place. He knew what happened here was a horrible thing, but helping with the clean up had made he feel happier than he had been since his father had been killed. It was nice to actually do something to make a difference. A slight smile crossed over his face as he watched the others with some anticipation. Looks like his adventure was finally starting.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 8:58am

Making up my mind, I slide over to Dom. Not beacuse I know him, just beacuse I'm confused.

"So if you weren't a New Mutant, you can go, right?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 9:03am

"I think so, but I figured I'd wait for Kelly. Dominic Harrison, I was a Hellion for a little while," He says holding his hand out to shake.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 9:10am

I like introductions. I'm always scared they won't take kindly to them, but offering me one is one of my favorite things for new people to do.

"Lisa Nephrahim… But please call me Nephy. I used to be a Hellion too."

And of course a member of Generation-X, but I don't feel like listing off a resume.

"I guess we must have missed each other somehow."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 9:16am

"I was only there at the end. Missed all the good stuff, I'm sure!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 9:22am

"Not really…"

I consider leaving for a moment, but they did say they wanted me in front. Leaving on what may have been a technicality might be a bit much.

"Just… Don't tell Kelly I'm here, okay?"

I move my seat a bit so that from the front, Dom is blocking everyone but Mystique line of sight.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 9:23am

Dom nods, "Sure, no problem. Bad history?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 9:28am

"No. She's one of my best friends."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 9:37am

"Oh. So why don't you want her to see you?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 9:48am

"Because if you talk to Kelly about me she'll call me Lisa long enough for YOU to start calling me Lisa. And I really prefer Nephy.

I just don't want them to know I was hiding here."

The irony of compounding that by hiding even further has not escaped me.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 9:50am

"Nephy is a much better name. I promise everytime I hear someone call you Lisa, I will be annoying and ask who Lisa is until they get the hint."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 9:55am

Breaking into a smile, I give him a quick hug from behind.

"Thanks. Just don't do it too much to Kelly. I woulden't want to annoy her. I guess you can tell her about me."

I sit back in my seat.

"So why are you here?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 9:56am

Joe's scrunched in the back, looking deeply uncomfortable.

Well, at least I got here on time this time.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 10:01am

"I just needed to do something to help out. My dad was killed in a terrorist attack a few months ago. When I saw Genosha on the news, I had to come help. I've been mostly working down at the hospital site. My dad was a doctor. I don't any real medical training, but I do what I can. It tends to be a lot of 'run over there and get that'."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 10:09am

I haven't noticed Joe. It's too bad it's phyicsaly impossible to hide from him and the front at the same time. That is, if I knew to hide from him.

"I'm so sorry."

I put a hand on his shoulder.

"That's good. Coming here to help people. It's a shame what happened to your father.

Mine's still in a hosptial after the EMP…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 10:14am

Realization passes over Dom, "Oh. That's horrible!" He glances towards Mystique before looking back at Nephy, "Does anyone here know that?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 10:15am

"Joseph. It is good to see you." I saw, sliding up next to him.

There is little point in acting as if I didn't know he was here. I've been throughout this complex a dozen times in the last day, I've seen almost everyone that is here.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 10:28am

"All my friends. I'm not really keeping it a secret."

I AM keeping secret what I've done to various images of Magneto over my time as a member.

"I'm still here beacuse I want to see this work. The Mutant paradise. We tried to live with Humans, and it never got us anything. It's time for something new."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 26, 2007, 10:31am

I hear everyone talking, and a lot of what they say makes sense - it's just so different. I don't get how they can just cut away from everyting so easy.

I sigh, simply sitting in my seat for the moment. Still thinking.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 10:33am

"Got it," Dom says. He seems to want to say more…most of it tied into his own feelings about the MLF and what would he do if he was this close to one of them, but he holds his tongue, "Yeah, I hope things can go well here. It would be a nice change of pace for the world!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 10:33am

"You seem exasperated child. I truly cannot imagine what you feeling right now." I say, turning my head a full 360 to look at Roxanne.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 10:41am

"For us anyway."

I smile, before leaning back into my seat.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 26, 2007, 10:54am

Sept 26, 2007, 10:33am, Orchestra the Mighty wrote:"You seem exasperated child. I truly cannot imagine what you feeling right now." I say, turning my head a full 360 to look at Roxanne.

"Hm?" I turn around and kind of wish I hadn't - the guy I see scares me right out of my seat. "Bwah!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 10:55am

I throw a small glance at the male Nephy has been speaking too and hiss at him.

"Human."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 10:58am

«::chuckle:: Lasty, you really need to dump my avatar.»

Dom turns to look at Orchestra, "Mutant actually. Dom Harrison…Beta. I'm sorry, I didn't realize Nephy was here with someone…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 10:59am

"I'm not…

Hey Orchsetra. Roxie."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 11:01am

Dom says, "OH! I couldn't figure out what else I could have done to offend him. Cool."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:02am

"Human. Mutant. Besides your individual scents, you both smell the same." I grin. Coldly.

"Orchestra Tenor."

And that's all the introduction I give.

"Forgive me. The energy you emit…it…never mind. Sorry to have scared you little girl."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 11:02am

"Are you a singer?" Dom says curiously.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 11:03am

"He's always like that."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 11:03am

"So…you're not a mutant? Interesting. Does Magneto know that?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:05am

"Hi, Orchestra," Joe says, smiling and waving.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:09am

Glad he caught the joke. Maybe he's one of the smarter ones.

"He allows my presence because of my knowledge of the Darkforce. I take it you are well Joe?" I ask, turning back to him.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 11:10am

"He's not even hu-Joe?"

I haven't seen him in ages. After stealing a quick glance, I turn away, pretending I didn't see him.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:10am

"Oh, pretty good, I guess. Not done too much of nothin', but keepin' outta trouble at least. How've you been?" Joe notices Nephy's glance, but doesn't make an issue of it.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:12am

"I have been better. Truth be told, I do not enjoy being here on Genosha. The unpurified still walk here."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:13am

"Unpurified?" Joe scrunches his face up in confusion.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:14am

"You call them ghosts."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:15am

"Oh. Yeah, it's been awful sad bein' around here sometimes."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:16am

"I concur. I am…I am not sure if this is something you wish to discuss in the open, but why are you here?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:19am

"Well, I never did wanna register, y'know. I was always worried that they'd take it too far and then…well, and then they did. So I came here to help."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:23am

"Then we have come here for very different reasons."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:25am

"How come you came here, then?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:26am

"Your Magneto has always wished for mutants to be the dominant species on this planet, I have come here to see if he will take any steps to further that goal, and inevitably, how he will fail."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:27am

"…oh."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:28am

"Have my words upset you? Forgive me. In my recent acquisition of knowledge I have cast out much of my tact."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:29am

"No, I just…I wasn't sure what to say to that. But you was right, we are here for way different reasons."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 11:31am

It did upset me, but I don't want to start a fight.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:31am

"But ultimately, we both desire to live in peace. This unifies us."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 26, 2007, 11:33am

"Yeah. I wonder what they wanted us to stay for. I hope they ain't mad at us already."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 11:44am

"Out of the five hundred students here, it is we that have been embroiled most deeply in the conflict between two separate sub-races of mankind."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:02pm

Sara takes one quick notice of Nephy and does a triple take, a face she hasn't seen in weeks. Her first thought is to go and attack her, take out her abandonment issues, but instead she does something slightly different and moves as quickly as she can out of her seat, across the room, kisses her hard, and then back to her seat before turning around and checking the room out as if nothing had happened.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by James "Null" Livingston on Sept 26, 2007, 12:04pm

Jay is sitting as far away as possible, and just looking straight forward.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:05pm

"Nice hello! What about me??"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:07pm

"Guh!"

So much for hiding. I fall out of my seat.

"D-don't encourge her!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 12:08pm

"It's nice to see ginger is in good spirits."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:09pm

Sara just sits back smiling like the cat who ate the canary.

"Why am I still ginger? My hair's all blond-like now."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:11pm

Dom smiles, "Sorry. That was just…a very nice greeting, that's all!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:14pm

I climb back into my chair.

"I'm sure you think it w-was…

You two will proboly get along great."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 12:16pm

"Noticed. Didn't care."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:19pm

Sara sticks her tongue out at him before giggling and looking up at Dom

"She's really the only one that gets my special hello."

Unless a mega hottie were to talk in right now, or the girl next to me wouldn't flip……damn it, I knew I shoulda done it.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:20pm

"Nah, she seems way too clingy to me. I like being a little more flexible when it comes to girls. Still fun to watch though!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:21pm

I turn bright red. Not what I watned happening. So much for first impressions.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:22pm

I walk back over to the group, dragging my feet slightly; if this is about a field team, I'm still undecided. Mr. Logan's… going to be here, and Miss Pryde and Mr. Rasputin are all here — they wouldn't let Magneto make us do anything we shouldn't — would they?

No. No, they wouldn't.

I notice Lisa for the first time and then dash over to her, latching on.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:22pm

She starts laughing.

"Me? Clingy? Now THAT!"

She points at Kelly

"Is clingy!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:23pm

"Okay, Nephy, you are way too popular!" Dom seems amused.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:23pm

"Me? I'm not clingy."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:23pm

"Hi Kelly."

Tiny bit hard to breath. Kelly forgot her own strength.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:24pm

"Whoops."

I let go.

"Sorry."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:25pm

Sara pats the open seat on the side of her not filled by Nadia and waves at Kelly as if to say 'get over here'


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:25pm

"It's okay."

I return the hug, after catching a breath.

"It's good to see you too Kelly."

I throw a fleeting smile Dom's way. I forgot in the 6 weeks.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:26pm

Marisol stepped closer, her face blank.
"This is an official function," she said passively and quietly, "Try to keep the joyful reunions somewhere where they aren't so disruptive…"

Why did she say that? They'd hate her now…


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:26pm

This place is a huge upgrade from the Hellions. Definitely the right decision!


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:26pm

[[With Kelly's attention on Lisa, she doesn't notice Sara's gesture at all.]]

I run a hand through Lisa's hair.

"What's happened to your hair?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:27pm

"Sorry, Marisol. It's just… well, Miss Darkholme hasn't said anything yet, so I thought it'd be okay."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:28pm

"I doubt she can speak with this ruckus."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:28pm

"N-N-n-nothing."

I forgot to dye it?!?!?


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:28pm

Sara just rolls her eyes and yawns loudly as she slinks back into her seat and pretends to fall asleep….boring!


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 12:28pm

"Hello to you too, Marisol."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:30pm

Marisol glanced at Orchestra. She opened her mouth, but didn't say anything. What did he mean? She hadn't said anything to him.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:30pm

Dom looks at Marisol, "I guess no warm and friendly greeting from you." He puts a mock expression of disappointment on his face.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:31pm

"I don't know you…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:31pm

"Sorry… You're right Marisol."

I sit back in my seat, hoping I haven't upset the faculity already.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:33pm

Dom stands up and takes her hand, "Dominic Harrison! I was with the Hellions for a little while before we closed up shop. And you are?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Pester on Sept 26, 2007, 12:33pm

Guess I'm somewhere between the social fanatics and the wet blankets, Pester reflects while sitting back down in his seat.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:34pm

"It's… oh."

I guess she's sensitive about it. Drop it, then, Kelly. I sit down beside her.

"So what made you come here?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:34pm

«Pester's just lucky he doesn't have two X chromosomes»


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:35pm

"Ah…" Marisol let her hand be shook and pulled it away rather quickly. A boy touched her other than Zephyr… She wasn't sure how to feel about it. "I'm Marisol. Marisol Morales."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:35pm

Sept 26, 2007, 12:33pm, Pester wrote:Guess I'm somewhere between the social fanatics and the wet blankets, Pester reflects while sitting back down in his seat.

[Actually, she'd have said something to him if I thought you were still on ;).]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:36pm

"I want this to work. The Avalon thing. We deserve it. And once it's done, everyone else will be able to come here too.

You?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:36pm

Dom looks hurt, "I guess someone told you about me." He fires a glance Wreck's way, figuring the only people it could have been is Wreck or Kelly,"I don't leak at all. I'm safe to be around…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:38pm

"What do you mean?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:39pm

"The way you pulled your hand back…I just thought you were worried about getting cancer or losing your hair and teeth. I get that a lot…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:39pm

"I… I came here to help with the clean-up. The rest… can we talk about that later? When there are fewer people around?

"What do you mean… this thing, though?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:40pm

Marisol gave him a quizzical look. She glanced around, feeling stupid.
"Uhm, what? Why?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:41pm

"The mutant paradise. Somewhere for them all to go where they won't be hunted or discriminated against. I don't mind humans at all, but after all they were doing, something needed to be done."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:43pm

Dom leans close and whispers, "My mutation is high levels of radiation."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:45pm

"Oh. That. I… well — Magneto — um… I don't know, doesn't that go against the Professor's dream?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:45pm

Marisol's eyes widened. She had the urge to step back.
"Things like that kill me," she said quietly, "I mean, more so than normal people…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:46pm

"That had it's chance. We tried it."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:47pm

Dom makes a disappointed sound, "Man, even in mutant central I still get prejudice. That is not a good sign."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:47pm

"So you agree with Ms. Frost?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 12:48pm

I fidget around in my seat uncomfortably as the reunions go on all around me. I had been doing the "talk quietly" thing earlier so blue lady wouldn't hear me but… well most people aren't doing that. Can't help but think that the next time Mystique speaks she's going to be yelling at us.

Wild like animals. Wild like flatscans. We will have order.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 12:50pm

Nadia feels a pat on her leg as the apparently sleeping Sara whispers something at her, her eye opened slightly enough for it to be noticeable that she's been faking.

"Just relax sweety, sooner or later boss lady is going to talk, and we can get the heck out of here."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:51pm

Marisol frowned and glanced around some more.
"I'm not prejudiced against you. I'm sure you're a perfectly good huma- mutant being who deserves the same possibilities and respect as everyone else."

But she didn't want him to kill her.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 26, 2007, 12:52pm

"You should all be ashamed this is coming from me: This is the most awkward meet and greet I have ever witnessed."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:54pm

"What did she say?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 12:54pm

"Sure, just across the room. I get it, don't worry. It's not the first time someone's told me that," Dom looks a little sad but heads back towards Nephy.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 12:55pm

"When they were trying to make us register. She said the Professor's dream is dead."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 12:55pm

"Hm?" I notice Sara sleeping-but-not-really at the leg pat. "Yeah… the waiting sort of kills me though. I've never liked the calm before the storm sort of thing. It's unnerving.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 26, 2007, 12:56pm

Marisol let out a very disappointed sigh. Another someone who hated her, and it was all her fault. She started walking off with a bowed head and hunched shoulders.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 12:57pm

"No. But it's time to try something new."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:00pm

"I feel ya….it brings out that impending doom feeling where something is just going to go terribly wrong. Speaking of which, who's the girl sulking away from the crowd? I don't seem to know much of anyone here."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:02pm

"Maybe." I'm not going to say too much about that until I'm further away from Ms. Darkholme.

"It seems wrong to do this here."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 1:04pm

"To do what? Make a safe place for mutants? That dosen't seem too wrong to me."

My voice rasied to speaking level in anger.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:05pm

"Shh — a little quieter — please. No, to do this here, so soon after what happened."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 1:07pm

"Right…"

That was stupid of me.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 1:07pm

"Sulking?" You know, it's been a very, very, very long time since I saw her, but the description sort of paints a picture in my head of Marisol before I even turn my head to see her.

"That's Marisol." I say throwing a subdued wave her way. "We turned up at the mansion on the same day and were roommates for a short time and yet against all odds, we never knew each other too well. You're not alone, though, there's familiar faces but I don't know a bunch of the people here as well. Like that dark guy that called us all awkward."

[[Edit: Headed to class.]]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 1:08pm

"Yeah, she seems a little stand offish. I think I creeped her out a little."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:10pm

"I mean, it's still so fresh, you know? It's so fresh that… there're still emotions lingering…."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 1:22pm

"You mean Orchestra? He's weird but nice, he gave me my second kitty."

She watches Marisol from across the room, concocting a plan to cheer her up


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 1:47pm

I nod silently.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 1:50pm

"It's… who could order something like that in the first place? If they had any idea what the people who died felt in their last moments — whoever ordered it, that is — I can't—" I trail off.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Pester on Sept 26, 2007, 1:55pm

"Don't feel bad, I'm pretty sure that's a good mood for Marisol," Pester says without turning around.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 2:02pm

I put my hands on Kelly's sholders, pulling us together for our forheads to touch.

"I promise Kelly, we'll talk about everything, but not now, okay?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 3:22pm

"Yes… I'm sure he's great." Well, bare minimum, I know that he bears no ill will to small helpless mammals. That's something. "Uh, so… you mind me asking why you're here? Never expected that there would be so many from Xavier's old crews…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 3:25pm

"Me? Well, after GenX split up I did my own thing, or tried to at least. Being alone really sucks, but the big boss man came and found me when I was about to break and he offered me a place here, took me under his wing and made me feel important again. I'm not sure if he's right about everything, but I owe him my life now, and I'll happily repay the debt."

She smiles a bit as she looks back at Nadia quizzically

"What about you?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Dominic "Beta" Harrison on Sept 26, 2007, 3:27pm

Dom glances at Sara.

Wow, she really will cling to anyone. Never, ever stay still next to her for too long. And make sure I tell her that I am extremely radioactive.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 3:41pm

Sara catrches the glance and gives Dom a silent hiss


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 3:44pm

I'm just a little bit slow on the uptake when Sara asks me about my own reasons. I was taking in her story and wasn't quite sure what to make of it.

"Oh, me?" Did Mystique just look at me? "Oh, me? It's actually kind of simple. I was on the X-Patriots, part of the Shi'ar exchange program. The space team, basically. We took out the satellite that was meant to rob mutants of their powers and everything was looking up, but then Wild Sentinels attacked Hammer Bay. That… was really all that it took for me. I felt… maybe it's too egotistical to say that I was needed but I felt like I needed to do something. Help. Somehow. Whatever way they would let me. It would have been cool to stay space faring and be neutral in the Earthbound mutant conflict but I sort of just knew I had to come back."

"As for why I'm sticking around instead of planning to head back Stateside…" Around here I start looking a little more unsure of myself. "It isn't like I don't think that Professor Xavier's dream is a good one. It is. It's the ideal situation. Peaceful coexistence. Utopia. All that jazz. But… we just watched the other side try to depower us by force with their satellite and then launch a massacre when that failed. Kind of makes peaceful coexistence look like a pipe dream. I sort of actually still hope that they can succeed… like I said, it's the ideal situation. In the meantime, though, the idea of having a mutant sanctuary doesn't at all seem unappealing."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 3:50pm

Reaching up idly, Sara finds herself scratching the back the of Nadia's neck as she finishes speaking

"That's what Eri….Mr. Lehnsher said to me. That the old dream isn't neccisarily dead, but it's just not working. That we may be evolved enough to understand how to live together, but that the normal people are too scared of their own shadow to accept people that can do extraordinary things just because they were born a certain way. And after all of this…..I was always the optimist, maybe not like Kelly, but still….and I can't imagine trying to live next door to those people anymore….it would be like setting up shop next to a bunch of nazis and not worrying about what they talk about doing behind my back."

She leaves out the fact that she's jewish


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 4:05pm

I rest my forehead on hers as she pulls me into that position, smiling weakly.

"Sorry; you're right. That's definitely the best thing to do. For now… I guess we just wait for what Ms. Darkholme wants to say. Marisol thinks she asked us to stay to talk about a field team…."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 4:06pm

I look around.

"Yes, that would make sense. I don't think I'd mind. Not anymore."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 4:07pm

I give a twitch of surprise when Sara's hand makes it's way to the back of my neck. Neck scratching, leg patting… she's a little handsy.

"Nobody is an optimist like Kelly is." Or at least that used to be true. Haven't talked to her much since I hit Genosha, but she's seemed off. "I don't know how much of it all I want to buy into. I mean, I like believing in the potential for good in people. I hope for peace one day… though it's only when you hope for things that you can be disappointed. I dunno, my thoughts are all still chaotic. I just wish there wasn't a gulf of fear separating us… things could be better without it."

I let out a sigh.

"It's nice to 'like' ideas and 'wish' and 'hope' for things. That I'm here kind of betrays that despite what I would like to see happen, I'm sort of taking a more… realist stance at the moment.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 4:08pm

"Not anymore?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 4:13pm

"Yeah…..me too…..life can't just be fun and games forever I guess. Maybe one day when we're older, we'll be the ones to make it happen….to get rid of the pointless ignorance."

She sighs, still scratching lightly as Nadia's neck

"But hey, any day when you wake up and you're still breathing, that's a good day in my book."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 26, 2007, 4:16pm

"Well, I didn't want to be on the Hellions, but after it and Gen-X, I don't think I could do nothing."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 26, 2007, 4:19pm

"No, of course not. But- no, it doesn't matter."

I wish she would just get up and leave, and go as far from here as she can possibly get- to the mansion or to space, or just anywhere where she would be safe and away!


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 4:19pm

"That's… actually a little depressing. I would sort of hope for more than that."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 4:20pm

"…..it is, isn't it?"

Sara sighs and looks down, scratching absently at her leg with her free hand

"It's been a long few weeks….sorry."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 4:34pm

"No… it's alright." I give Sara's hand a reassuring little squeeze. "I've been in the 'bring everybody around me down' place a few times myself. It's… never really any fun. But I get it, is what I'm saying."

Quote:Grey420 (4:11:23 PM): wait, so perfect conservative virgin Nadia gets tentacles? but not Sara?
"Proto" (4:11:45 PM): yes

[[-_-. My theory is that Nadia gets tentacles because she's the perfect, conservative virgin. Also, gonna jet soon, maybe after a couple more posts.]]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 4:48pm

«Heh, I only left that up to see what you had to say on the matter…..for a second I was jealous, and then I realized that I never wanted Sara to ever know what a hentacle was»

Sara smiles at her and squeezes her hand back

"Hopefully you'll get to see me be more bright and sunny, I'm usually not so much of a Debbie Downer."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 4:58pm

[[God willing, she never will.]]

"Sure thing. We're all in it for the foreseeable future, I think. Things will probably-" I rework the sentence half way through. "Things will get better."

If only because they have to.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 4:59pm

Sara smiles at her and gives her a light, yet oddly platonic, kiss on the cheek.

"Thanks….it's nice to not feel so alone."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 26, 2007, 5:13pm

"Uh…" Pretty sure that I'm not blushing. But I've got the skin color thing in my favor, it takes a lot to get me blushing. Which was something Nicolette was exceedingly good at making me do. So help me God, if I actually wind up missing those talks… "It's no problem. Anytime."

[[And I'm out.]]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 26, 2007, 5:16pm

Sara keeps smiling happily at her, squeezing her hand, scratching her neck, the words 'totally cute' booming around her mind loudly, but the smile being the closest she comes to making it audible.

«Sara is the new Nico in Nadia's life :P »


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 26, 2007, 11:56pm

[ Sorry about that delay ]

"Now."

Raven steps down from the stage and approaches the team, silencing them with her cold demeanor.

"You are here because you are experienced. You are students of Xavier's, and thus have the most experience with your powers. You also aided us willingly. Most of you.

We are all together, here, because as of Registration, the world has sent homo superior a message. The message is:

Mutants. Everything you do is not beautiful, it is taboo and unkind. We are wrong to them, we are a threat and-"

She whirls around as a shrill siren cuts across the auditorium, and is cast aside as the ceiling caves in with a tremendous explosion.

Hovering over the newly made gap in the ceiling is a Quinjet, and Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Ms. Marvel stand or hover at the ready.

Iron Man opens his palm as the Colossus, Shadowcat, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch spring up defensively.

"Hello, children. We're the Avengers. We're here to rescue you."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by KHAN!FANG!EGON! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:02am

Khan watched mildly amused froim his hiding place.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:04am

I jump to my feet. Can't help it. What on earth is going on…

"We're not being forced."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:06am

"Iron Man…"

Number five or so on the people she hates. She stands up, facing him.

"Where's Laynia?"

«Just occurred to me that Bruce Banner revealed Iron-man's identity to any Hellion during that social… heh. Unless it's already public.»


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:11am

"Now just stand down, children," Cap orders, as politely as a barked order can be. "No one is here to fight."

Iron Man keeps his repulsor rays on the former X-Men and Avengers, "SHIELD teams on their way to lock this compound down, this is your e-ticket out, no questions asked."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 27, 2007, 12:12am

Lex stands up.

"What makes you think we'd go back after everything that's happened?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:14am

"What makes you think you have a choice, hot shot?" Panstless Wasp asks, zipping down from the Quinjet and fluttering over the group. "This is a terrorist state, and, oh, duh, the Avengers right just those wrongs. Now line 'em up and move 'em out, before Thor gets all twitchy."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 27, 2007, 12:14am

"…not happening." He shakes his head.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:15am

Darya ignores much of everyone else, walking towards Iron Man.

"Where, the fuck, is Laynia?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:16am

"Oh, for the love of…" Iron Man drops down, looming over Lex.

Cap drops down, holding his arm out. "They're just kids. Impressionable, misunderstood. Magneto is secured, we don't need to escalate this anymore than Genosha already has been."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:18am

Maybe I've become cynical… but this seems very transparant. But it woulden't be if they were really testing us.

Would it?

"No. We're staying and protecting all this."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:21am

Iron Man shakes his head as best as a human-sized F-22 exo skeleton can, and raises his palm to Nephy, and the hand lights up.

There's a vacuum, a thud, and Pietro lies dazed in the corner, having taken the hit.

"Protect? I shall believe that when I see it little one," Thor laughs, then winds up and tosses his hammer at Ravel.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by KHAN!FANG!EGON! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:22am

Zen steps…know your enemies…know your terrain.

Iron Man…Armor. Defense, Offense, and Logistics
Wasp…Stinger, Shinking…mild nusence…
Thor…God…honorable…should be able to reason
Captain America? Really? Would he really force people away? Caution, may be different man.

Khan shifted thinking out the terrain, and what moves it would take to cross the distance effectively with cover.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:24am

Turning her head to the hammer.

"Guess fighting alright with me too."

Her head unravels as the hammer flies through it and then wraps around the hammer in order to grab it.

Meanwhile she takes her gun and open fires at Thor. Both tactics probably useless, but whatever.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:24am

He shot at me.

He shot a beam at me!

Oh, but this is out of my league… I slow Iron Man's blood. I wonder what his suit can do for an attack on his human body.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:28am

Thor shrugs the bullets off, smirking. "Ha! I have drank the ocean and wrestled the Midgard serpent, your toys amuse me," and he raises his palm as Mjolnir flies back, Ravel entangled around the handle.

Iron Man sucker punches Lex with an armored gauntlet, then yells, "Proton Cannon!"

A giant gun appears above Iron Man, which he supports on his
shoulder and fires a beam at the crowd.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 27, 2007, 12:29am

[Whoa. 0_0 What'd I miss?]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 27, 2007, 12:29am

I create a rock wall between the beam and the crowd, cutting it off. "Hey! Aren't you supposed to be the good guys?!"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by KHAN!FANG!EGON! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:31am

Khan carefully time the distance, and made for a new hiding spot just off the side of the stage. Zero cover for three seconds was going to haft to work.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:31am

"You didn't drink the ocean! You lost that chalange!"

I love reading myths. They end up being so relevent.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:32am

As she flies back to Thor as she raises both legs to kick his face as she starts flying back.

She would be thinking of what a hopeless fight this was if she wasn't so pissed right now.

She would be uttering a lot of profanities if she had a mouth right now.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:33am

"No," Raven says, gripping Roxy's shoulder. "Get that out of your head right now."

The Avengers freeze, statuesque hard light.

"All of you. There is no black and white. There is only survival."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Nadia "Osmosis Lass" Johansson on Sept 27, 2007, 12:35am

I step up to holo Iron Man and tap him a couple times.

"I just love pop quizzes…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:35am

Her head just ravels back, now that she knows Iron Man's fake.

Well, that anger has to go somewhere.

"You bitch…"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:36am

"That was FAR to convient."

I check on Quicksilver. Did they REALLY blast him?


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 27, 2007, 12:37am

"But…" I get what she's saying. I get that. It just seems so…heartless, is that it? I mean, if we see ourselves as good guys, and they seem themselves as good guys. Who's right.

It's a weird question, but I'm more worried at the matter at hand. For now, I'll see what I can do about moving Thor's hammer; don't know if it'll work, but I have a few simple man shaped construct try to pick it up.

[Sorry I'm late. I though this social was…well, just a social. <_<]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 27, 2007, 12:37am

Lex is doubled over, holding his stomach.

"…fuck…you." He says, looking up at Mystique.

«Sorry, got distracted.»


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Sara "Radical Dreamer" Lincoln on Sept 27, 2007, 12:39am

«I'm with Lasty…..plus I'm at my cousins»

Sara just quietly looks around, wondering how she spaced and missed everything


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by KHAN!FANG!EGON! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:39am

Figures. Should've known something was up when Iron Head didn't track.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:40am

"Da. This is the reality," Colossus nods, lifting Quicksilver to his feet with a flick of the wrist. "You are all here because you have promise. But Xavier's dream is over. Idealism solves nothing. Action has brought us to this point in history. It is here we make our stand.

I am tired of fighting. I have lost my parents, my sister, my brother. I have lost friends and teammates. I have seen others suffer," and he spares a glance for Kitty, which at closer glance is a very red-eyed, Kitty, clad in black and clutching her Torah.

"It ends now. Logan, Katya, and I have agreed to train you. We have joined the cause willingly, as you have, and we will show you how to make a better world. Because pretty words and ideals do nothing."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:42am

"You really blasted Quicksilver for that?"


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 27, 2007, 12:43am

"But… they're heroes. I mean, some of you have fought alongside them. Does this— this place, this idea, a mutant haven, it's great, something that could be perfect, but— does this really mean we have to just give up on the outside world?" I ask, still a little stunned by the display.

[That was the Sentinel equivalent, right?]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:45am

"He is fine, dear," Wanda smiles, and Pietro glares at Raven, dusting himself off.

Thor's hammer is immovable, despite Roxy's best efforts.

"Yes, we did. You'll find the curriculum here much more…stimulating than Xavier's," and Raven pats Roxy gently on the shoulder. "Now. Wake up call is at 7 AM for your first classes. Dinner is being served."

And she strides away.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Lisa "Nephy" Nephrahim on Sept 27, 2007, 12:46am

"They attacked us Kelly."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Joshua/Darya on Sept 27, 2007, 12:46am

"Ideals, causes…. Without those goals, without those beliefs, your fight becomes meaningless violence."

Darya faces Rasputin.

"That's was what I was taught. I was taught to maintain justice, to protect the good. To fight for the cause I believe in and right now, this is what I believe in the most."

Pause.

"So despite you guys all being pricks, I'll fight for you. Despite the bullcrap you just pulled for us, I'll fight for you. But the moment I stop believing in your cause, I'm out of this joint. See you assholes."

She walks off.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 27, 2007, 12:47am

"Not all of them. We can't blame a whole for the mistakes of the few."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Last Hero on Sept 27, 2007, 12:49am

"Yeah, what Darya said. Well, what she in a less rude way. But what she said." I plop out myself.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:49am

Sept 27, 2007, 12:43am, Star wrote:"But… they're heroes. I mean, some of you have fought alongside them. Does this— this place, this idea, a mutant haven, it's great, something that could be perfect, but— does this really mean we have to just give up on the outside world?" I ask, still a little stunned by the display.

[That was the Sentinel equivalent, right?]

Pietro looks at Kelly incredulously. "You dare question anything after this," and he spreads his arms to the window overlooking the decimated quarter of the city. "After they try to tag and corral us? I hope it hurts to be that stupid-"

"Pietro," Wanda places her hand on her brother's shoulder, then turns to Kelly. "They use technology," and she points at Iron Man, then looks at Captain America and Wasp. "Drugs. Science. To be like us. They idolize them.

And then we, we who are gifted naturally, are branded like adulterers or witches? No. The time for hoping for acceptance is over. Father was right, all along," and she cringes as she admits it.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Marisol Morales on Sept 27, 2007, 12:50am

"Just remember…" muttered Marisol, "They had to be obvious fakes to be able to do this."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Protoman on Sept 27, 2007, 12:50am

Lex sighs. "…Kelly, they're right. As much as it pains me to agree with Magneto's ideals…they're right. He was right the whole fucking time."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:52am

Pietro smirks at Lex. "Yes. Take it from us, his abused and manipulated children, how painful it is to accept this truth. We don't like it 100%. But someone has to do it," and he preens.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by AmyMad! on Sept 27, 2007, 12:54am

[ And that's your set up. Mission Solit is up, I'll figure out when. Enjoy. ]


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Star on Sept 27, 2007, 12:57am

I don't agree— I don't, but they're the teachers— I just chew on my lower lip and stay quiet.


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Wreck on Sept 27, 2007, 5:57am

"What's that, Wreck? You're disenfranchised with life in general? Why, I haven't the foggiest reason why you would be. Nope nope nope."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Cheshire on Sept 27, 2007, 12:08pm

"…I wonder what we're having for dinner."


Re: Welcome to Genosha, we've got fun and games
Post by Orchestra the Mighty on Sept 27, 2007, 1:47pm

"Hahahhahahahahaha…" my laugh drifts on as I stroll from the room, having hardly moved during the assault.

Idiots. Every single one of them. All willing to throw their lives away on an ideal they're not even sure they really believe.


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