Sunday, April 3, 2011
Adrian watches while I build a heart tablet for Elli. He cannot help since his father is a total prat and will insist on some sort of compensation or credit. Apparently, Adrian cannot make his own stuff outside the house, since it belongs to HammerTech. As does anything he makes in the house. And if he works on something with me, suddenly it becomes an agreement between Hammer and Phoenix. Prat.
Adrian also tells me about X-Factor’s visit. He thought for a moment that Electra might be me, but he doesn’t believe I can do that good of an American accent. Thank goodness!
Kimyee meets with Georgia and they chat about supersecret things. Apparently, she has metahuman abilities! She can talk in someone’s head. Not sure if she can read minds. Targets have to willfully allow communication. Nifty. It all depends on how open their minds are. This guy has been teaching her. Older guy named Andrew. He sensed her metahuman abilities. Cute but old. In an old-guy kind of way.
He makes her meet him somewhere. Wow. That’s a bit creepy.
So what other things can she do? Images. Nifty. She wants to get in touch with X-Factor to talk with them, but doesn’t know how.
Maybe we need a website. Are there fansites? What kind of online chatter? Minerva should be monitoring that stuff.
She wonders if she was captured and we were just along for the ride.
Kimyee gets invited to meet with Andrew and decides she is invulnerable and awesome enough to go along with Georgia. Wow. This is going to go all sorts of wrong.
Peter gets another gig at a place in Philly. He receives the box I sent him. It’s a set of mini-lights with a control panel, 250 presets, 2 lasers with splitters Lumen
He does not seem pleased I keep making him stuff and asks that I talk to him before doing it again in the future. I explain that when I get an idea I make it, and what else am I supposed to do with it?
Kimyee goes to her meeting with the old dude. He steps out of the shadows. 40ish with graying hair, dressed in a suit. He greets them. He eyeballs Kimyee and asks if all her friends are metahumans too.
He offers to help her too. Untrained abilities are dangerous. Georgia wants to know why she didn’t mention it.
Text from Kimyee:
I might have fucked up. Can you follow me?
What did you do?
Meeting with guy training Georgia on metahuman shit.
Are you stupid?
Activate the tracking device on the ring. (press on sigil and turn)
Please tell me that this is not Cynthia’s mage guy.
And I call Peter back to get everyone together. Adrian decides to stay and hang with dad while I take care of a private matter with Kimyee.
I park my car in a conveniently hidden area, texts dad about it, and gates to Elli’s room.
Cyrillo and Peter go upstairs, with Peter invisible, to go visit Elli. Cyrillo tries to talk his way upstairs, but does not do well. So Elli turns on the waterworks and convinces the RA to let him inside.
I update them and try and track the ring. Peter seems a bit freaked about the tracking bit. It can only be activated by the wearer, so chill, batman.
The ring shows a last known location. No recent update. Crap. I have a bad feeling about this. So I take a look through Google Maps and we gate there. We find ourselves in an alley on the corner of Kidnap and Rape.
Synergy sees something. Over there! Cyrillo senses an area that seems a bit magical. A gateway?
Kimyee finds herself in a room that looks like a British manor. He talks with her about communicating with her mind to mind and making it a two-way thing. Sure! Please, read my mind! She can talk back if Kimyee’s willing to let Georgia hear her mind.
I will kill her if she outs us.
She can network people. Georgia is certain he cannot hear them. Let’s test it. She starts describing him in very unattractive ways. Like he’s going to show a reaction.
Georgia starts pressuring her to talk about her abilities. Kimyee refuses to do it here in front of the strange guy. She doesn’t trust him. She doesn’t know him, so why would she trust him? Georgia thinks that she should trust him because he hasn’t betrayed her yet.
Andrew pressures them to allow the networking.
“Georgia trusts me so you should trust me.”
“What’s not to trust?” Psyche check. Crap.
I contact Ambrosinus. He’s grading papers but comes when he finds out what Yosono did. The weird thing is a magical portal, but it has been trapped to prevent magical people from entering. It would bind his power. He hid it really well.
Is it just me or is this guy sounding more and more like a bad guy?
So we’re going through and find ourselves in a British manor. Voices ahead. I send Icarus on a stealth mission to see what is going on.
Georgia detects the robot in the room. Up on the ceiling. Kimyee does not see it.
They’re talking about boys now.
Mr. Man starts pressuring them to go with mind reading experiences. “Bad guys will not be so nice… blah, blah, blah… you shouldn’t wait for a hostile situation… blah, blah, blah…”
Tell Icarus to scan 360
Mage guy sees Icarus and casts a spell to hold him in a magical bubble. Poor Icarus. The mage freaks and then starts talking about trust.
Screw it. We go in.
I chat with Mr. Man. He apparently does not recognize the name Mezmera.
He’s a bit possessive and upset that she wants to ‘whore herself out to X-Factor because they’re famous’. But no rape alerts. Admiral Ackbar is uncertain.
Georgia wants to join us, but we don’t know her. We’ll talk with Ambrosinus and discuss it later.
Kimyee says she should leave now. She drags Georgia along with her.
He’s very upset and does not want to release Icarus since he deserves recompense for our breaking into his house. He will give Icarus back as a gesture of good faith and expects something in the future. We know things about him, Kimyee, and Georgia and he knows nothing about us. It’s a legitimate concern, but what are we supposed to do?
Herr Professor does not recognize him.
We chat a bit, with Georgia and Kimyee gushing appropriately.
They go off to get ice cream and we go to the Sanctum and discuss the situation.
While the mage has legitimate points, I still get a bad feeling about him. Elli says he has bad mojo. She calls Kimyee to bring her some ice cream and to give credence to her excuse of her friend not making the gymnastics team.
We’re going to have a team meeting to discuss Georgia tomorrow night.
Go back and get my car. Drive home.
Comfort Icarus and inform him he cannot shoot the mage guy since I won’t be giving him a gun.
Off to bed!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Go to school. Ride Ducati.
Elli is wired before class. Kimyee gave her a double fudge chocolate shake.
We go to class and then activities.
Apparently, Kimyee isn’t as stupid as we thought. She thought the ‘Andrew’ was my father. Ah. So when she found out otherwise, she freaked and sent the message.
The Prof doesn’t blame the mage dude for expecting compensation. Something valuable to us. Some bad ones will ask for our truenames, but others for something less hard core. He can pry my secret id from my cold dead hand.
The Professor cannot tell if the guy is the mage who was training Cynthia. And he may have shapechanged himself so we have no idea if he as the one who captured Elli either. Wonderful.
So do we remember any symbology. It doesn’t show up on the recording since it’s magical. Peter and Kimyee remember an apprentice symbol. He draws it. Herr Prof doesn’t recognize it, but he’ll do some research.
The problem with her training with us is that she will have the opportunity to find out who we are. I’m not comfortable with her finding out my hero identity and neither is the rest of the group. Maybe mum knows someone who could help.
She comes and we talk with her. She doesn’t recognize the mage, but will show a pic to Magnus to see if he does. Xariel can probably help train her.
We’ll talk again on Wednesday, after she finds out if Xariel is free and then we can talk with Celestia about making arrangements and find out if Georgia is okay with the revelation of her secret identity.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The day passes uneventfully. Peter shows up at fencing.
Kimyee and I get our butts kicked by the fencing instructor.
Peter sits with the girls and finds out lots of information. Likes, dislikes, interests, etc.
The girls are apparently quite interested in Cyrillo. Jennifer wants an introduction.
“He’s seeing someone.”
“You’re right. Okay.”
She propositions Cyrillo and he turns her down. “You’re loss.” Wow.
Peter hooks up with a girl who wants to ‘look at the stars and see how it goes from there’… He even gives her the artist spiel. You go, studmuffin.
I head home and work on stuff.
Wednesday, April 6
Xariel has agreed to train our student friend. She says it may be one of the many reasons she’s been placed here by God.
I text Georgia anonymously and ask her to meet X-Factor in the field. She calls Kimyee to ask her to come. Kimyee tells her she has begun Olympic training and cannot make it. Georgia asks her to verify that it’s actually X-Factor. Apparently she is not as blindly trusting of us as mage dude.
Peter scopes out the meeting area. Georgia shows up and starts posing and talking to herself.
The time comes and we show up. She’s disappointed that we will not be taking her into our group, but then overwhelmed when we tell her one of the Guardians is willing to train her. I suggest that she could form her own group, since ours is a bit large for another person, and she’s a bit stunned by that.
Then Xariel arrives in her golden glory. Wow. Georgia passes out, but Yosono and I catch her. After she’s revived, she agrees to the training and they begin.
I go off to Phoenix while Elli and Kimyee go to the café. Peter stays at practice and Cyrillo goes to the dorm afterwards.
I work on a self-sustaining energy reactor. (like the arc reactor)
The rest of the week passes uneventfully.
I develop the prototype for the Amour heart tablet and give it to Phoenix for testing and manufacture. Removable cover allows it to be any colour someone wants. I see a diamond-studded tablet in my future.
- Expand to Expressions tablet line
Amour, Inspiration, Elation
Kimyee and Elli come pick Adrian and I up in the Tesla. Elli has her hair coloured royal blue. She’s going Perky goth while Kimyee is doing catholic school girl. Cyrillo is going for spikes and chains, while Adrian is going for the sharp suit and cane demonic look. We put red tips on his hair. I wear a leather patent bustier; short, short skirt; tall Gucci boots; Victorian goth jewelry with black roses. Black extensions in my updo.
We go to the bar. Peter totally ignores our existence as they play, but one of the guys, Brian, comes at the end to hit on Elli. He’s as subtle as a bass drum. They have a gig in Philly at The Darkest Night. Kimyee calls Ben to meet us there.
Other venues for another band. These poor guys have management who booked them at Midnight Runs and The Sparkly Vampire. Oh. My. God. The Sparkly Vampire? Seriously? Wow.
I buy 4 CDs. I give Peter a hundred and he says I have no sense of proportion. I offer to build them a CD burner with a laser etching device. He says no thanks. Ah well. I’ll let them borrow my video equipment to make a video.
So, apparently the drummer always gets laid because he has a great sense of rhythm. Well that makes sense.
We leave the club so they can clean up.
We hang with Ben for a while before heading home. Go to Denny’s. Ironically enough, the band is there. Poor Peter.
I suggest that Kimyee might want to tell Ben about her Olympic aspirations. She takes a walk with him and talks with him about it. Apparently, he just sold a truck to a fencing supply guy. He gives her a card and they come back in.
The band works out some stuff with the logo, t-shirts, etc. And then they leave. I msg my parents since it is close to dawn.
We go back to Safe Harbour. I go to sleep.