Build the super dream house for Allison – Rainbow Fantasy Dreamhouse
Vaporize armour material to waterproof and protect phones – Aqualpel, Protoguard
Electric ink – galvascribe
Saturday, April 9
Spend part of the day making Cynthia’s tablet
Txt from Ellie – Jack wants to meet for lunch. Want to come.
Should I drive?
Sure, but I like driving my car.
You can drive. Pick us up around 12:30.
See everyone there.
Let Dad know I’m going out. He gets weird about piling ppl on the Ducati. I leave when it gets creepy.
I go pick Elli and Cyrillo up. We discuss whether or not Elli should wake Peter up. My opinion is that he was probably up late with one or more chicks and we should probably leave him be.
Jack has a F350 truck. We meet him at Paradise Diner.
Peter is not at the dorms. He is instead at some random chick’s house.
Jack starts asking questions about Hector. He seems rather unimpressed about the fact that he just disappeared and we cannot contact him or anything. I change the subject so I don’t have to lie.
We discuss what we’ve been doing lately. I tell them about the tablet line. Cyrillo is going to do Olympic swimming. Jack is looking forward to graduating. Suffering from senioritis.
Give Hector Jack’s number if he ever gets back in touch with us. He’s trying to connect with his friends before graduation.
Order food. I get the vegetable yolkless omelet and French toast. Diner burgers for Elli and Jack. Cyrillo gets cheeseburger and fries.
Peter texts us back that he’s busy. Elli starts to text him but I tell her to leave him alone as he is no doubt in a perfumed bower of relaxation and pleasure. She has to look up the word bower.
Cynthia texts me.
Have you seen Jack?
Where are you guys?
He just left.
Jack was supposed to meet her for lunch so she’s pissed he blew her off.
I ask Elli to call and remind him.
Apparently, he does not remember.
What? Someone as hot as me?
Just come to the diner.
Hmmmm. It does seem uncharacteristic for him to forget that and invite other people. Mr. Shapechanging Mage Dude?
Peter and his car show up. He comes in and starts drinking coffee and grand slam breakfast. We discuss the potential “chick meltdown” between Cynthia and Jack.
Jack arrives and moments later, Cynthia slides into the parking lot. She leaps out the car and starts haranguing Jack. He told her lunch date and she’s been waiting since noon. He thought it was next weekend.
“You just called last night!”
“I don’t know what to say. I’m so pissed at you!”
She pushes him against the wall.
“Who the fuck are you?” Does the meltdown begin?
“Who the fuck are you?”
”No you’re not, so who the fuck are you?”
”No really, I’m Jack.”
”No you’re not. And if you say that again I’ll knee you in the balls.”
”I have no idea what you mean, Cynthia.”
”Wow. Okay, leave now.”
”Look, I was just trying to hang out with them (us) again.”
INT Check. We all fail.
OW! What the hell? (Did she read his mind?)
You’re pretty strong.
Alright, fine. (Jacks into a drooling, slavering bad guy in a black armour suit with a cowl.)
Well this just keeps getting better and better.
2 ppl, 2 waitresses and the cook
I gesture for them to run away. They perceive and take off. Customers are in corner and are pretty much trapped.
TDS (tall, dark, and shifty) grabs Cynthia and bolts out the door.
Elli goes first and holds the door shut. Cynthia struggles and tries to concentrate, but its ineffective. So she screams. The 2 peeps leave. Cyrillo wings a plate at the guy and smacks him. He turns to find another plate headed to his face. No real damage, but he does not seem amused. Peter charges TDS and hits him, but does very little damage and the guy sucks up the stagger. I turn his gunpowder inert.
Elli keeps holding the door. Cynthia tries to escape and fails. TDS hits Peter and then tries to shoot Cyrillo. Fortunately, the gunpowder is inert, but he dodges anyway. Smart move. Peter tries to hit him twice and misses. I call the police. “Help!” I give them the details and confirm that we are trying to help.
Elli continues to hold the door shut. And Cynthia fails at breaking the hold. Apparently, the Secret Service needs to teach her some self defense. TDS throws her through the broken window and then tries to dodge through. He gets caught up on the bar. Cyrillo tries to tackle TDS and pins him. Peter boots him in the head with his steel-toed goth boots.
And then the police arrive. With a SWAT team. Cynthia is impressed that we took the dude out.
Ambulance is there. Stronghold arrives as well.
Peter hits on the hot chick EMT.
We spend about an hour and a half answering questions and being told we probably should not have taken on an armed assailant.
And then the Secret Service arrives. Cynthia freaks out on them and I tell her that she should have told them she was leaving. I recommend she do that in the future. She gets pissed when Elli mentioned she was thrown though the window and has to go to the hospital to be checked out.
I call and update my father. Okay, so where’s Jack? TDS was driving Jack’s car and set up the date.
I leave a few hundred dollars to the diner for damages. She refuses it, but I leave an envelope for the owner. It’s cool when they don’t recognize who I am.
Peter spends his time macking on the varied medical chicks.
Give Elli and Cyrillo a ride home. Dad calls and lets us know that Stronghold has something for us to do.
We meet at the Sanctum in 2 hrs.
Celestia arrives. We decide for us to get the info from her as opposed to going to Stronghold. Jack is probably being held in a warehouse nearby and would like us to rescue him. Possible gang affiliation. TDS is highly resistant to questioning, so there are few details, including why he was taking Cynthia in the first place. She gives us the GPS coordinates.
She leaves. I google the coordinates. No street view available for these coordinates. Minerva finds a single picture of the building for lease. We don’t want to get too close. There’s a run-down parking deck about a block away.
I open a gate. We go through and find ourselves on the roof of the warehouse.
The others start moving while I have Icarus place micro-cameras at the 4 corners of the warehouse. Cyrillo stomps around like a pissed elephant, alerting the gangbangers inside. Jack is there, tied to a chair. El Tomedo.
The Tomato gang? Seriously? Okay, apparently it means fear. Like I care.
Jack starts commenting about they getting spooked by a bird on the roof. He gets pimp-slapped for his efforts. They need him alive, but not pristine. Impressive vocabulary.
Someone comes to check it out.
I duck behind a small air vent protrusion. Helix is a short way away near where we arrived. Equinox is near the skylight with Synergi. They send someone to check out the noise on the roof. One guy comes up and arrives after we hide.
Jack wants to know why they want him. He’s being replaced. What? You can’t replace me. Our great leader is going to move up in the world. He has special abilities. Ooooooohhhhh. Whatever.
They get a call telling them that their fearless leader has been taken. “Well, we don’t need you anymore.” They go to shoot him and Elli leaps through the skylight and grinds down her floating disc to land in front of Jack. She begins to concentrate, which means the random shooting is probably going to make it go all sorts of wrong.
I leap down and superspeed over to the bad guy near Synergi. Equinox tries to carrier wave down, but fails. Barely. His dice are flipping him off and mooning him. He slides down on the rope and goes to punch the nearest bad guy.
Synergi continues to concentrate on reflection. Tomato Dos tries to shoot me. I dodge. #5 shoots at Jack and it reflects into his shoulder. #2 and #3 shoot at Helix. #2 hits and the armour takes the damage. Helix attacks #2. He evades. The second attack hits and slams him hard. I attack Tomato Dos with my electricity. He takes 30 pts of damage and drops. I tell them to surrender, but they are hard core. So I shoot at #5. 20 pts. I tell him to stay down and he moans on the floor and complies. Equinox pounds on #1 and misses, then slams him for 26 pts of damage.
- shoots at Jack and gets a bullet in the shoulder for his efforts. #6 missed. #2 attacks Helix. The armour sucks up the damage. He tosses aside the gun and lunges at Helix and goes Tomato a mano. He slams Helix like a pimp. The armour absorbs the damage, but nice hit. It staggers him back. Helix dives back in and swings, hitting him for 10 pts. El Fighting Tomato goes down. Helix stalks toward Tomato Tres. TT aims for his head. I tell Tomato Sies to surrender, electricity dancing across my fingers dramatically. He throws the gun down and begs for his mama. Assume the position. Equinox begins zip tying ppl.
Synergi lobs a small plasma ball at Tomato Tres’ feet and tells him to surrender. “Hell no! I’ll take you all out!” Crazy bastard. Tomato Loco. TL shoots Helix in the face. When that doesn’t work, he tries to shoot Synergi and his gun jams. Finally, he surrenders, but not before calling me bitch for the umpteenth time.
Call 911. It does not go well. First, he does not get that we are superheroes. Next, he says we should let the police handle this. I inform him that Stronghold wanted us to take care of this, and he says he’ll call for verification. A police unit is on its way. Injured? A few gangbangers shot themselves with reflected bullets.
Helix goes outside to wait for the cops. They’re a bit derisive, but quickly get down to business. We give them our statements. A sergeant arrives, impressed that we took out 6 gangbangers. He compliments us on our success. He’s also mentions that he’s glad we stuck around to give them our statements and may be able to actually put them in jail instead of letting them go after the lawyers get involved.
He wants to know how they can contact us for testifying for trial. I give him a card. We leave after they are done with us. The news van arrives just as we’re getting ready to leave. Our reporter friend comes running up. Pietra Davine does her live news thing. We do the live interview and leave.
Reporter Dick comes running up. We leave anyway. “Why do you keep getting these exclusive freak stories.”
Elli is freaking about grinding down the air. Woo! Hopefully she can do it again.
So why did they want Jack? Because he was close to the VP’s daughter? Did he seem strange? He was asking a lot of questions about Hector. How odd.
Allison’s slumber party is tonight. I need to get home and lock myself in my lab.
Ellie needs to complete her homework since she has gymnastics practice tomorrow.
Peter is never going out to eat with us again.
We break to our different directions. TBC…