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Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 4:35pm

Emma sits in front of the bus controls, looking out through the windscreen. She shifts into diamond form and stares down at her hand, studying it.

"What now?"

[Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
The battle's done, and we kind of won,
So we sound our victory cheer.
Where do we go from here?
Why is the path unclear?
When we know home is near?
Understand we'll go hand-in-hand
But we'll walk alone in fear.

Where do we go from here?
When does the end appear?
When do the trumpets cheer?
The curtains close on a kiss, God knows
We can tell the end is near ….
Where do we go from here?]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 4:44pm

For his part, Wreck sits slumped in the front seat, staring out of the window.

"Beats me. Honestly, I'm tired of crappy no-win situations popping up every other day or so. You can't win them, and that's very annoying."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 4:50pm

Emma actually seems to be startled when Wreck appears; normally she would have seen him coming telepathically, but that doesn't seem to have been the case here. She reverts to her human form very quickly- as soon as she hears him, actually.

"You're free from your 'pursuers'. I'm out of that second rate hell hole they called a 'base'. For all their bluster they weren't particularly impressive- nor were Prometheus. Though they certainly felt the need to prod me and fiddle with my genome. Hence the… diamond." She gives a strained smile.

"You didn't think they served me tea and scones all day, did you?"

She looks out through the windshield again.

"So we can all go wherever we want now. The question is, without a driving purpose… where is that?"


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 4:53pm

"No, actually I was pretty convinced you were dead. The others can attest to that, since I certainly put up enough of a fuss for them to go rescue you."

He shrugs.

"What was the point of this bus ride in the first place? Mean, before we got derailed into the endless fun of demon attacks and Tony Stark being a moron."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 4:56pm

[Man, don't ask me!]

"It was a road trip; obviously. Away from the confines of the X-mansion, from the watchful eyes of the X-men, of the Professor, of Scott bloody Summers. Away from the routine and pomp, from the procession and the regulation. From the floundering dream and the rigidly steadfast and pointless ethics and morals. It was an education through experience."

Emma turns her head to look at Wreck.

"Well… you received experience."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:00pm

"Yeah, that no matter what you do, someone in authority will come along and step on you to squash your fun."

Wreck twirls a finger in the air lazily.

"Hip hip hooray."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:02pm

"Now, now, it's nothing quite as solemnly depressing as that," Emma smiles. "Sometimes they'll just beat you around a bit then leave you as you were."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:05pm

"Hm. Well, the good news is that I'm far too stubborn….or stupid, whatever, to lay down and play dead. I will always fight bullies, even if it results in my death. And god knows it has. Often."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:08pm

"There's certainly a morbid truth to your words." Emma suppresses a sigh and goes back to looking out through the windshield.

"It's up to you children where we go for now; your choice entirely. You've earned the right to steer your own ship."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:15pm

"Well, I think Kelly wanted to go visit the Gen-X bums. I'm not even sure where they are right now…..could be London, could be Atlantis. God knows I don't pay attention. But it sounds like a plan."

Wreck looks out of the window again, a bit solemnly.

"….the U.S. has sadly become more than a little oppressive. It would probably be better to NOT be here when 30 days is up and genocide is legal, rather than just a happy suggestion."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:17pm

"Well it appears my forthcoming return to England is most fortuitous…"

I walk to the forward area of the bus.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:18pm

[Return to England :S? And the registration topic, which I assume is the one you're looking for (or other one you're looking for), is here :).]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:20pm

«Damn..well what I said fits here…

Yeah, return as in on the 21st he's going bye bye…»


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:21pm

"Generation X? The last I was aware, they were in Australia. It seems that would be more of an individual trip than a group one."

Emma glances at Casey.

"Return to England?"

[You're cutting him?]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by HEAT! on Sept 19, 2007, 5:23pm

"Yes. My father has a few matters that he needs my assistance in settling. I had planned to tell you all later.."

«The people have spoken…»


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:25pm

"Later. And how much later would that have been, Caseland?" Emma asks with an arched eyebrow.

[Curse you, people! Wait, what happened to the 'aside character' idea?]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by HEAT! on Sept 19, 2007, 5:26pm

"When I had made up my mind I was definitely leaving. Which…I just did….Emma."

«Not sure which idea you mean…»


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:26pm

"Have fun. Hope your plane doesn't explode into a fireball, followed by you landing in the ocean and being eaten feet first by sharks."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by HEAT! on Sept 19, 2007, 5:28pm

"I expected no less of a send off from you Dreck. For once…you haven't disappointed me. Now if you'd just do something about the way you dress…."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:28pm

"Behave, children." She turns to Casey again. "You'd best inform the Institute of your imminent departure."

[How many original Hellions are left now ;_;? 4?]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:29pm

"You may be right. I wouldn't REALLY want to wish having to touch you on the sharks."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:30pm

"Yes…I will. I'm not leaving at the moment. There a few matters I'd like to close…before I actually do so…"

«Damn didn't realize I was in the wrong browser til now…»

I turn to Wreck:

"Yes but if Kelly can get over touching you….."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:33pm

"And the fact she does astounds me to this day. Now, have fun touching yourself."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:35pm

Enough. Behave, or I'll place both of you in a mental detention.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:35pm

I turn red with rage…

"…."

«Nice one DC! I honestly don't have a comeback.»


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:35pm

"He started it."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:38pm

«PM DC»


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:39pm

"That defence only works in a court of toddlers."

Emma places a hand idly on the wheel, falling back into thought. She snaps out of it quickly and turns to face Wreck again.

"We need a short term location. Something national."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:40pm

"I'm sure there's a zoo somewhere in the area Dreck might feel at home…."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:41pm

Final warning, Caseland. After the third strike, I'll make you think you're a six-year old girl for a week. You can have Kelly braid your hair.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:43pm

"I'd be less than a Semple without a final retort."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:44pm

[… I really, really want to do that now. It's way too tempting.]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:44pm

"You're already less than a man. Not a huge jump."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:44pm

Wreck. Same warning.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:45pm

"If not for Emma's threat…I'd considered challenging you to one last friendly spar."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:47pm

"And I'd accept, if your idea of sparring didn't involve chasing me around threatening to assrape me."

Wreck turns to Emma.

"….and before you think anything, I'm NOT making that one up."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:48pm

"That……wasn't………"

Once again I'm speechless.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 5:50pm

Emma looks out through the windscreen again, an expression of mild amusement on her face.

"I would ask, but then you would tell me."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 5:51pm

"He………….I mean………..I……."

Speechless again.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 5:54pm

"Yeah, just….go. Fly. To England, and please, take your weirdo fantasies far away from me."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:01pm

"Weirdo fantasies?" Kelly asks, confused already by the time she enters the room. Definitely a record.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 6:02pm

"Oh, we're just discussing that time Casey chased me around demanding sex."

Wreck waves dismissively.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:03pm

Kelly's face goes slightly blank.

"No, Wreck, that never, ever happened. I think that's how things are best," she says very slowly.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 6:06pm

"Ah. Kelly.."

I'm obviously ignoring Wreck.

"And how might you be today?"


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 6:06pm

"….you may be right. Anyway, before we somehow got onto that topic, we were discussing where to go next on our little trip. I know you wanted to go see Gen X. That's fine by me, since, y'know….if I stay in this country, I may just be legally exterminated."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:06pm

"Ever so slightly creeped out, but besides that, I'm fine! How're you guys?" Kelly responds.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:08pm

Mumbling isn't conducive for being heard. Kelly doesn't hear it at all.

"England's a long way away; let's put that off a tiny bit."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 6:10pm

"K. Well, we apparently have free reign to go wherever we feel like. I think we're taking suggestions."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:11pm

"Anywhere?" My eyes light up, but then I settle down quickly; think it over. "… home sounds good to me."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 6:12pm

"Home? You were considering going to England?"

I make it a point to look at Wreck when I say this.

"Why I, myself, am going home for a bit…."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:13pm

"I meant, um… the mansion, but yes, I was considering going to England after that."

Kelly straightens up when she picks up the last thing Casey said.

"You are? For how long?"


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 6:13pm

"Oh."

I don't even hear the part about England.


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 19, 2007, 6:14pm

[Edited the post.]


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Wreck on Sept 19, 2007, 6:17pm

"I guess so. That was the original plan, before we got thrown off course….although I'm a little curious as to why no one came over to help us for the last six months or so."


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Casey "Phase" Semple on Sept 19, 2007, 6:28pm

"I'm not sure…but for awhile at least. The whole 'Saving the World' was never really my thing. Too much like a show for the telly if you ask me…"


Re: Where Do We Go From Here?
Post by Meisha "Muse" Aisha on Sept 20, 2007, 7:40am

"So long as there are no more pitfalls, that might be best," Emma comments.

"Well… we'll miss you," Kelly tells Casey, hugging him.


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