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Post by Frost on Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:38 pm

[Launch of first Arc is pending. For now, character-driven interactions are being used to flesh out characters and relationships]

The night has long since fallen on Glenhaven, leaving the streets to be illuminated by innumerable street lamps, storefront signs, headlights, and the light shining from thousands of windows as the city refuses to sleep. Strobing police lights still illuminate yards of yellow 'crime scene' tape, sectioning off a two-hundred-yard-long section of road Downtown, just north of Bridge Street, where craters, rubble, and the wrecked hulks of mangled cars still litter the street. The ambulances are pulling away with the last of the bodies, casting their own strobing yellow lights as they make way to Glenhaven Memorial Hospital, where the hospital's world-class staff and morgue personnel--staff and facilities generously provided by Glenhaven's own Heritage Foundation--will handle the dead and dying alike.

Rising high above the town, shrouded in darkness save for the blinking red lights atop its tallest spires, Glenhaven's Protectorate Headquarters still bustles with activity. 

In the floors below, PRT officers and administrators bustle about, restocking equipment damaged or used up in the fighting, debriefing personnel, and, naturally, filing forests' worth of paperwork. 

Above, the Wards are being debriefed by the PRT's Director Pendleton, much to their chagrin, and the in-house therapist waits nearby to see them, as protocol demands following any combat situation the young heroes find themselves in.

 In the highest floors--the 'penthouse' of the towering structure--The Protectorate members' training area, ops center, and living quarters are just beginning to quiet down, though more than one of the beleaguered heroes finds themselves away from the comfort of their beds at so late an hour.
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Slingshot sighs heavily, not bothering to hide his discontent. His mask sits on the table beside him, leaving the tired frown on his chiseled features plain to see. His arms are folded, mostly to hide the shaking in his hands--the lingering effects of the fight's adrenaline.

Even now, as they sit here with some pencil-pusher relaying their reports for what must be the tenth time, soon to be delayed yet again by some armchair therapist who thought their college degree meant they knew everything about him and his team, the Sultans were regrouping and picking their operations right back up. It was eating him up inside. So close they'd come this time. Even though Taurus hadn't been seen, the top lieutenants were all there. If they'd just pressed the attack, followed them into Southbridge rather than letting them fall back with whatever damn prize they'd come for, then they could have damn-near decapitated one of the most brutal gangs in the city; had their key leaders behind bars. Damn this red tape, damn these beaurocrats....damn it all.
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Deca staggers back with a grunt. Clad in a tank top and loose-fitting sweat pants, her ankles and wrists wrapped in tape, a light sheen of sweat coats her olive skin, obscuring the lines of the tattoos that run down her arms, across her chest and back, down her legs. Her dark hair is tied back, though she absently runs a hand through it as the other goes to her left leg in a futile attempt to alleviate the pain. Since they'd gotten back, she'd been here in the gym, releasing blow after blow onto the heavy bag before her. A long day's worth of frustration, a long fight's worth of held-back aggression--hell, a long career's worth of held-back aggression--channeled into every punch and kick. As always, though, there was always that one kick, that one recovery, that one awkward movement that sent a lance of pain from her heel to her spine as she tweaked her leg in just the perfectly wrong way.

She sighs heavily, picking up a water bottle and drinking from it greedily.
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Re: Parahumans RP

Post by Tytan on Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:21 pm

Jamie sat at the dining table, partially frosted beer in hand and wearing the bottom half of her power suit and a tank top. She looked drained, completely unlike her usual energetic self.

James sat nearby, as he always did, still wearing his size adapting costume. He was acting fidgety in the way he always acted after using his powers, but unlike his sister he seemed completely wired.
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Re: Parahumans RP

Post by Scienza on Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:38 pm

Twitch didn't pause when she passed through the door. She went immediately to the kitchen in the Wards' quarters, opened up the fridge, and wolfed down the remainder of last night's pasta. Her auburn hair was ruddy with dried blood.

That had been too close. Way too fucking close. She hadn't been expecting the attack, that when she surveyed the battlefield, Noctus would be right behind her. She didn't expect him to be fast enough to land a glancing blow, before her power kicked in and the world became a blur. Fuck. Her power always left her breathless, but moments like that stay with you long after the fight was over.

Kate didn't do afraid. Maybe it was a side effect of having a power that always let you run away, or maybe it was that the instincts that controlled her actions when she started moving couldn't process it, but fear was something that she had to control. Panic only got you and your friends killed.

Fuck, breathe, Katie. Breathe. They need you right now. There, that's a good girl. You're in control. Watch a movie and get some sleep.

Kate gingerly dabbed at the back of her head, wincing at the spike of pain that shot through her skull. Damn, the Doc'd have to look at that tonight. Looking over at the table where Slingshot and Ironclad were sitting. Jacob was nursing a cup of coffee, which supposedly helped calm his nerves. Will just looked scattered, fists clenching. Poor kid always had the world on his shoulders.

Putting down the tupperware, she put on a cautious smile and raised her voice. "Hey, after Whitfield takes a look at this, I'm gonna go watch something stupid on TV. Any of you guys up for it?"

Will looked like he was going to refuse, but then Jacob spoke.

"Watch the movie, Will. I think we all need that right now."

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Across town, in a beautiful penthouse in the urban wasteland, a man with a neatly trimmed goatee carefully removed his costume. Tonight's set had been brilliant. That quip about Legend had the audience in stitches, and a quick search showed that it was already making waves on the forums. The guest could have been better, but what could you expect from an old fossil that had only been unearthed because of his new book? Showstopper felt fantastic, more than he had in far too long.

His dinner was already waiting for him, steak, cooked rare, and a fine red wine. He'd taken to crimson foods because, as silly as it sounded, it helped him to fully embrace the persona of supervillainy that made his show a success. That, and the fact that his steak was absolutely delicious. Adele had outdone herself this time, as she had every single meal she'd ever cooked for him. Being loaded had it's perks.

Still, it wasn't all fun. That heist he'd been planning for next Tuesday looked like it was going to be a bust. The elections over in Beechvale forty miles away meant that there weren't going to be half as many reporters in the city as he needed. If it didn't get him some good PR, what was the point? He already had plenty of money. Fuck money. 

He also needed to get his set ready for tomorrow. Starfish was flying in from LA to promote her new film and Showstopper wanted to make sure that he had something good planned, out of professional courtesy among other things.

Finishing up the last of his steak, he got out of his chair and got ready for the rest of the night's work.


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Re: Parahumans RP

Post by Frost on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:00 pm

Will looked to Jacob with a guarded expression and slightly narrowed eyes. As he'd found himself doing ever since he stepped under Jacob's command, he studied the young man's face and tried to puzzle out what lied behind it. He tried to think of what sort of guy could just sit here, sipping coffee while that slippery bastard strolled home, Katie's blood on his knife; while that crazy worm-chick that had killed four PRT agents, used their bodies like puppets while they turned their grenade launchers on Dani and damn near killed her--while she slithered back to Southbridge to tell Taurus all about all the men that the PRT had lost tonight. Will wondered what sort of man could look him dead in the eye and tell him that criminals should get away for tonight, get away to kill more good men another day, because of a goddamn regulation.

As always, though, that nagging little voice of reason finally won out, and he clenched his jaw briefly as he bit back a sharp retort.

"Fine" his voice was curt and sharp. He looked to Katie, and studied her briefly in turn. As always, it seemed like there was something behind that smile, something that wasn't quite so friendly or cheerful. He'd learned long ago, though, that it was pointless to try and look deeper. He stood up stretching his sore muscles briefly as he gestured to Katie. "Let's go see Whitfield, then, Katie. Better to get that checked out sooner than later."
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A hand still pressed to her protesting leg, Val walked--or limped, rather-- from the gym, hitting the lights on the way out. She'd learned the hard way that this sort of pain wasn't the kind you could push through or walk off. No matter how much energy still burned uselessly in her muscles, how much her mind raced with useless, unproductive thoughts as it rode an adrenaline high, she was done for the night.

She stepped into the kitchen, just down the hall from the gym, heedless of the fact that she was still wrapped in tape and dripping sweat. She cracked open the fridge, grabbing a Gatorade bottle--alcohol wasn't the best of ideas, since she'd downed her pills just minutes prior--she sank into a seat at the table, sighing heavily. She slouched back, hiking her leg up onto the table to elevate it. She gave barely a nod in greeting to the twins, her expression still pinched and hard.

[Any ideas for what to do with Showstopper, Sci? I was thinking of using the Sultans somehow, but I didn't much feel like talking to myself for four paragraphs at a time, since they're mostly my own folks]
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Post by Tytan on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:24 pm

Jamie tipped her bottle in Val's direction, a gesture of recognition, before she returned to somehow managing to drink with her head laid on the table.

James returned the nod with a nod of his own, perhaps a bit to emphatically. He took notice of the way Deca was favoring her other leg more than usual, "You alright?"
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Post by Scienza on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:41 pm

The one of the nice thing about having the power to shut off a person's nerves was that it really came in handy when your own pain was involved. For example, right now, lying on a cot in the Infirmary, Daniella couldn't feel anything below her waist. Right now, she had more shrapnel in her legs than flesh. The coat had saved her life but it hadn't done shit for her legs, which were armored against anything except a fucking grenade. The Doc said that she'd be fine once they were done, but that was his job to lie.

Dani hated this fucking town. Industrial extravagance and third-world poverty shoved together into a single self-destructive sinkhole. The heroes had abandoned a good third of the city to the mercies of the kind of ruthless monsters who had tried their damnedest to blow her legs off tonight. To people like her.

She couldn't wait to get out. The PRT had said that they couldn't approve her transfer request because the last Endbringer attack had left them short the manpower they needed to maintain security in Glenhaven. Bullshit. Dani knew for a fact that Ranger had started scouting out a vigilante in Southbridge, that he was planning on getting Ironclad or Twitch to give them the sales-pitch. They didn't need her here. All she was in this city was fucking target. At least in Chicago, the people shooting at her wouldn't be her cousins.

Whitfield approached her, his pale blue eyes bright behind his horn-rimmed glasses.

"I'm afraid that you need to go under while we complete the operation. We want to minimize any complications that might arise."

Dani imagined a candle in her mind, placed right at the base of her skull. With a careful thought, she blew out the candle and the world disappeared.
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:03 am

Will sat outside the infirmary, arms once more folded impatiently. The orderlies had said patching up Katie's head wound would be a simple enough job, that she'd be done in a few minutes, but Wihitfield himself was busy tending to Dani's legs. 

Over and over, the scene played over in his head: The uniform officers, blood running from their mouths and eyes and from the seams of their armor, screaming in pain and terror as their limbs moved on their own, their weapons turning toward one of the PRT's own. The ground-shaking explosions. The sick ripping sound as the worms tore free, resolved themselves back into the shape of a slim woman, her eyes icy as she looked toward Dani's bleeding form. In a flash, he pulled, and he was before her, his fist reared back to strike out with everything he had--the black-gloved fist that stopped his own. The brass knuckle that had struck him square in the chest, putting him flat on his back and knocking the wind from him even through his armor. When he'd looked up, both of the Sultans were gone, and their non-cape gang-bangers were following, still taking potshots at the PRT's officers as they went. At least one was grinning, firing in one hand as the other stored something shiny and blood-slicked in a pocket. Someone had collected another badge tonight. Certainly not the only one.

Will sighed heavily, closing his eyes as he slouched in the seat and rested his head against the back of the chair. Restlessness, exhaustion, anger, relief, frustration--he was a veritable soup right now. Tomorrow, he knew, there'd be interviews. Hounding reporters, blinding camera flashes in his face, recorders to catch every word and twist it to fit their story. So many people with nothing better to do that get in the way of the ones helping. The very thought of it--well, the thought of it piled atop the million other thoughts racing aimlessly in his mind--made his stomach lurch, a dull throb settling in behind his eyes.
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Val let her narrowed eyes slide over to James. 

"Peachy. I'm so damn okay I decided to just limp everywhere." Her eyes returned forward, and she took a large gulp of the sports drink, letting out a slow sigh as she capped it.

Damn. So much bottled-up baggage, now she was taking it out on her teammates. The kid wasn't trying to be irritating--hell, he was just doing what she'd do in his shoes, really. She needed to find something else to do with all this energy buzzing around her body, or at least get her leg fixed so she could go back to getting rid of it her own way.

"Sorry." She added belatedly, curtly.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:16 am

Jamie tipped her bottle accusingly at Val, but she still didn't lift her head, "Leave'im alone, you know he gets twitchy after he powers down."

James blushes from embarassment. "I-i-i-it's fine," he stuttered.
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:21 am

[If these interactions are to be separate, I think we can progress with them independently]

Val shakes her head, leaning over to rest it on her palm.

"It's not 'fine', James. I've got my own shit to deal with, and I took it out on you." Damn, apologizing was hard. Well, talking to people about emotional stuff was hard. Well, talking to people was hard.

There was a reason she was careful to make Ranger deal with PR.

"It's my bad. I know I can be, uh..." An asshole "A bit intense sometimes."
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:05 am

James puts his hands up in front of him, "N-no really. It-it's fine. It was a stupid question, and I'm just on edge."

Somehow Jamie is sinking further into her chair, "She's apologizing bro, you don't have to apologize too."
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:12 am

Val shrugs, deciding to let the issue pass. She knew from experience that James would be apologizing if she slapped him in the face, so trying to get him to stop was an exercise in futility.

"Anyway, did either of you get the chance to see that Ward before she went into the Infirmary? They were saying her legs were pretty fucked up."
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:23 am

James shook his head.

Jamie seemed to shake her head at the same time, but it was more jiggling than shaking, "No, but it should be okay. Docs'll figure something out."
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:32 am

Val scowled, sinking further into her chair as she absently attempted to massage her leg. 

"'Okay' my ass. A kid got hurt tonight. A kid we were supposed to be protecting." Val wasn't the type to hang around kids much--the little weirdos never seemed to like her, for some reason--but they were still called the damn 'Protectorate' for a reason. They weren't supposed to let people get hurt; certainly not the kids that had been entrusted to them.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:41 am

Jamie seemed to be chewing that over, or maybe she'd fallen asleep, so James spoke for her in that way only twins can, "T-to be fair, all the wards know it's a dangerous job when they sign up. And they... if they can't fix him here they'll probably send him to a city with a healer."


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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:50 am

As the emergency crews worked on cleaning up the mess, Ghost watched the scene from far away on the sidewalk, watching every movement as best he could. He stood like a gentleman, holding his cane in front of himself with one hand atop the other, and he was deep in thought as his eyes scanned the area behind his square-framed glasses. After a few more minutes, he decided that it was best to leave; he had seen enough.

Sighing quietly, he turned and began walking slowly away from the scene, using his cane to steady himself, and he headed towards one of the local bars. A drink sounded good at the moment; it had been one of his more inconvenient days.

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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:57 am

Vector sat at the bar, watching the news out of the corner of her eye. She was wearing a tanktop, khaki's, and her hair back in a ponytail which all came together in a way that said 'maybe I did only get dressed today to get a drink, what of it?'.

The story about the sultans attack today had pissed her off enough to warrant the trip to the bar, and now she was sitting at the bar murmuring into half a beer.

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:59 am

Val's scowl only deepened as she glanced back to James. "We're supposed to be helping train these kids to use their powers without hurting people, and maybe steer them towards being heroes someday. Not making them fucking child soldiers." She winced as an errant shift of her hips sent a lance of pain down her leg. "Kid damn near got her legs blown off because we dropped the ball." Her voice was quieter as she spoke, mostly to herself. "Hell, villains run half the damn city because we dropped the ball."
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At one of the tables, near the door, a figure sat calmly, stoically watching the scene. Short and almost submissive in his body language, the Hispanic man's hands were shoved in the pockets of his worn-out jeans. The rolled-up sleeves and open front of his flannel shirt let the barest edges of some faded cuts or scars peek out from under the sleeveless short beneath. His shaggy hair and short-trimmed beard framed bloodshot eyes that looked at the scene on the television with a surprisingly cold gaze.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:02 am

James continued for Jamie, "I agree, but sis doesn't. She thinks that if we didn't take the wards out with us we'd lose even more of the city."
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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:12 am

When he arrived at the bar, Ghost opened the door and ducked through it, stepping inside a few feet, and then he brushed off his trench coat with his free hand. Just because his attire was designed to protect him from the elements didn't mean he wanted the elements on him. After glancing around the room, he strode over to the bar and ordered a whiskey, and then, after paying, he took his drink to an empty table by the wall. Even though most chairs were a little uncomfortable for him, bar stools were just plain impractical. Taking a deep breath to calm his nerves, he sat down in his chair, and then he removed his hat and set it on the table. He slowly opened the bottle, which was a little difficult because of the size of his hands, and then he up-ended the bottle and took a small sip before looking to the television.

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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:25 am

Val leaned back, closing her eyes as she began unwrapping the tape from around her wrists. "And how long until the city wants to be under the villains, 'cause they're not the ones sending kids out to die?"
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The man tilted his head as the television displayed footage of one of the Sultans--a slender woman in black and blue--seemingly dissolve and flow into the four nearest PRT officers whose screams died in their throats as their movements became jerky and erratic, their weapons turning toward one of the Wards nearby.

The man sighed quietly, sipping a simple glass of water. He'd told Luca not to let the past get in the way of the mission. The defector would have to be made an example of, yes, but there was time for that, and a job like tonight's was not that time. He doubted the young woman would become a serious problem, though--between her loyalty and her usually level-headed nature, he could bring her around easily enough.

As the television displayed an amalgam of short clips--clips of PRT officers, Protectorate heroes, even one of the Wards--clips showing the shadow near them detached itself from the wall or ground, appearing just long enough to move like a cobra, striking and slashing with precision before disappearing, the man gave a small grunt of approval. Though he was a relatively new addition to the Sultans--he'd come to Glenhaven but a few years ago, from even further South than the man himself had come--Agustin's prowess was as certain as his loyalty. The fact that the paranoid man craved the safety of the Sultans' strength as much as the purpose that its leader brought--well, that was just icing on the cake.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:35 am

Watching the fighting on the screen was upsetting Delta. Once again he was nagged by feelings of guilt and fear.

Guilt that he wasn't helping the Protectorate.

Fear of what would happen if he did.

When he looked back at the screen he had to make a physical effort to calm down because snow was starting to creep at the edges of the picture.

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Jamie seemed to be talking for himself rather than his semiconcious sister, "Well what else can we do? The Sultans are matching us blow for blow and what we're managing is all we can do to stop them from taking the city. I'd say we should get more heroes, but what heroes? Most of the rogues either don't care or are to scared to help us. We can't exactly start drafting people."
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:55 am

Val flexed her now-unbound hands, letting the blood flow back into them. She left the ankle tape on for now--she was likely to tweak her leg trying to get it off.

"I hate to tell you, James,  but we're not stopping shit that Sultans don't want us to stop." She gingerly lowered her leg down, turning in her chair to face him. "Think about it. On a good day, we've got a tiny little edge when we go man-to-man with them. Usually, odds are even, or worse. And that's man-on-man. They've got, what, two or three times our numbers of Parahumans? Not to mention when Taurus takes the field personally. We've got more non-capes than they do, but theirs are the toughest, meanest sons-of-bitches around. They haven't gathered in force and marched their asses all the way to up town because they're damn happy where they are.

"Think about it. No cop and few capes'll touch Southbridge because of them--it's free reign to make a killing with all the robbery, racketeering, or whatever they want on the people there. At the same time--big picture, Taurus is, what, King of a Ghetto? A big-city slumlord that pops out a few times a year, max, fights--maybe even kills--a few capes before going cold again. Anyone with the power to take down Taurus and his followers is too busy worrying about S-class threats."
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:01 am

James fell back in his chair feeling defeated, "There's gotta be somebody we can call. Something we can do. We're the good guys for crying out loud."

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Post by Ironmonger on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:11 am

Tytan wrote:Vector sat at the bar, watching the news out of the corner of her eye. She was wearing a tanktop, khaki's, and her hair back in a ponytail which all came together in a way that said 'maybe I did only get dressed today to get a drink, what of it?'.

The story about the sultans attack today had pissed her off enough to warrant the trip to the bar, and now she was sitting at the bar murmuring into half a beer.

As Ghost watched the news, he occasionally glanced over at the woman sitting at the bar, wondering about her. He could already tell that she seemed to be a bit troubled, partially because he had faintly heard her muttering incomprehensibly to herself as he walked inside. However, he had initially paid it no mind, distracted by his own thoughts. Impracticality or no, he was curious, and he could put up with an awkward seat for a few minutes. Besides, he didn't like it when people were troubled.

After taking a moment to decide what he was going to do, he picked up his bottle and hat, and he slowly arose from his seat. Replacing his hat, he slowly walked over to the bar, and then he sat down two seats away from the woman, intentionally picking the spot to give himself a little more leg room. He offered her a genuine smile, one that hid no ulterior motives. "Hello. I'm Angus," he said quietly. His voice was deep and hollow, with a slight East London accent, and his speech was somewhat slow. "You seem like something's bothering you. Penny for your thoughts?" He took a quick swig of his drink, and then he gently set it down on the bar.

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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:40 am

*Time Stop*
Bothering me? What's bothering me is the city is falling to pieces because of these Latin Sultan Motherfuckers who don't seem to give a damn about the rules and now some english or scottish or whatever guy is trying to pick me up.

*Sigh*


*Time Start*

"Look, all due respect, but you must be new to town if you can't figure out what's bothering me."

She jerks her head in the direction of the television.
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:29 am

Val's expression softened, and she sighed as she leaned forward, head in her hands. Now that the last of the adrenaline was starting to fade, it was taking her energy with it as well. "I don't know, James. Right now....I think the best we can do is hold the line until this fucked-up game changes. Nobody stays at the top forever, least of all villains. Keep on hopin' and shit, cheesy as that sounds."
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The man took another slow sip of his water as looked at the two at the bar. In the quiet, dim room, their voices virtually filled the air. 

The malformed giant, strange as he was to behold, was of little concern. Certainly not from around here, but transient guests were of little consequence more of them than they meant complications, despite what the films liked to portray. 

The woman, though.......she was fuming, and it seemed she was fuming over the job tonight. Even if she wasn't a cape, a sufficiently hostile element in the wrong place could cause many a problem. With his eyes still on the television and his expression neutral, he turned an attentive ear to the conversation.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:11 pm

"Right...right...we need a fortune teller," James said.

It wasn't clear if he meant we the team or we the siblings. Maybe both.

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Delta took notice of the pair at the bar. It wasn't anything new to see someone making a pass at whatever female was at the bar. But this seemed different. The woman was talking about the news he was just looking at. And she clearly wasn't happy.

With one hand, in a way he hoped was mistaken as him checking the temperature of his food, he tried putting out a few microwaves to heat up the congealed cheese so that he could continue eating. But he kept an eye on the rest of the room just in case.
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Post by Frost on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:11 pm

Val looked up with a shrug. "If you're into that sort of thing. Sometimes hoping is better than knowing one way or another." In truth, Val had never quite gotten what it is with the Zodiacs and their thing with predictions. Even if things were set in stone, Val preferred to at least delude herself into thinking she had a choice. She didn't exactly like the idea that it didn't matter, that things would turn out the same no matter what choice she made.
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Post by Tytan on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:43 pm

Jamie let out an unladylike snort that seemed to jar her awake. She suddenly sat up with a start, "Hm. Sorry what?"

"Nothing sis, you nodded off."

Jamie wiped a little drool off her cheek and continued the conversation, "What we need to do is reach out to the rogues. Even if only half of them aren't happy with the shit the sultans are pulling that's still half we might be able to get on our side."
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Post by Scienza on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:38 pm

Ranger was fucking pissed. Four PRT dead, one Ward critically injured. Dr. Whitfield had said that Anesthesia would be out of commission for at least two week. The shrapnel had severed her Achilles tendon, and even though Tinkers had greatly reduced the recovery time from injuries like that, it still meant that they were down one for the next few weeks. As for Officers Stevens, Martin, Vargas, and James, fuck... He'd be making those visits personally.

 It was a grade-A fuckup and he'd be damned if this kind of thing happened again. He slammed his fist down onto the intercom.

"All Protectorate and Wards, debriefing room, now."
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