Sunday, September 18
Peter goes off with the Guardians to help track down the sick bastards that turned Adrian into Tantamount. We stay behind and send the schmucks back to Stronghold.
I text Rogue and let her know we need a place to open a gate. Dr. McCoy will wait for us at the Infirmary. I open a gate and we go through. Obsidian TKs Adrian, which works okay, but hovering inches off the ground is not terribly helpful. So they carry him.
Hector has an idea of how to get the nanite out. He links his mind to Adrian and locates the nanite. Cyrillo links to him and turns the nanite to crystal. Then they push the nanite out while Hector heals the damage behind it.
I don’t like this plan. It sounds like it will scramble Adrian’s brains a bit.
How about linking my mind to the nanite? Georgia can do it, especially since she’s linked to my mind before. We need to determine if the nanite is hooked into Adrian’s life functions. If not, I can seen if there is a way to activate an ejection system and put it into a blood vessel and put it into the elimination system.
Dr. McCoy scans Adrian. It looks like the nanite has a tie-in to several critical areas of the brain. Probably as a fail-safe system. Can Hector regenerate those areas so he is not as dependent on the nanite? Some regulatory functions.
What about the evil nazi pedophile base? It had all the nanite programming stuff and we might be able to use that to get rid of it.
Pop into costume and go.
The lab is dark and shut down, but empty. We power it up and place Adrian in the nanite bed thing.
Synergy goes into hacking mode on the nanite. It fights her. So I contact it mentally. It’s an AI. UNAUTHORIZED INTRUDER. Oh. My. God. LOL I let Synergy know its an AI and put into diagnostic mode. TANTAMOUNT DIAGNOSTIC MODE ACTIVATED.
Synergy gets overrun when she tries to link in and do her thing but screws it up. It formats all the computers. Crap.
I look for a process for upgrade or ejection. I don’t find it. So I put it back in diagnostic mode. But not well, so I get asked for a password. I activate my hyperintelligence. Red FEAT! I make the AI my bitch. Put in diagnostic mode for the specific upgrade ejection system. It’ll take a while.
Synergy and Yosono go upstairs to check things out and see if they can find a non-formatted computer.
Helix helps her by finding the server room and goes looking for a manual. He hooks her up to the network. She hooks in. Very easily because of the diagnostic mode.
Self destruct 2: Electric Boogaloo. WTF? It’s something to allow for a replacement and upgrade. It waits for the secondary device to arrive and then switches out. Damnit. It appears they did not design a way to remove it.
Since Synergy is hooked in, I feed the code out to her data stream. She changes the code and sends it back.
I convince Tantamount that the current file is corrupt and to replace it with the “clean” file. He does it with no issues and now I can activate it. First I look it over to check what it does. It basically runs the insertion process in reverse. I see no obvious errors.
Okay, activate it. (Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. Please work. )
TANTAMOUNT SYSTEMS SHUTTING DOWN. I pull out.
Dr. McCoy is tracking the nanite. It starts moving out of his brain. Sweet! He advises Obsidian to heal Adrian’s brain as it cannot appear to reform the connections.
The nanite goes through the blood vessels all the way to the bladder. And now he just needs to pee it out.
He wakes up and is a bit confused with a headache. We ask him to pee in a cup before we tell him what has been going on.
Text to mom. Nanite removed. He needs monitoring. Location? Secret Phoenix room. Test tube room.
Adrian is flirty and hitting on various people questioning them about being his girlfriend. Obsidian is apparently elected.
We tell him its not a dream and that he needs to get into the test tube so we can monitoring. He wants to call his girlfriend, so I tell him I will see what I can do and leave the room. He calls me and I answer as Alessandra. He wants me there, so I tell him that mom is off doing stuff with the Guardians but that I will get there as soon as I can.
Back as Electra. We scan his brain. No brain damage. No scar tissue. Then scan his body. We find nothing, so we let him out.
We tell him the story of him and Tantamount.
We need to get into his house and remove the technology. Justin is gone but he will be back tonight. We need to get going.
Open a gateway to the estate. Oopsie. It opens inside the foyer. Adrian frantically shuts down the alarm. We go to his lab and show him the secret place.
Suddenly, he remembers. Flash of recognition.
We need to put the equipment somewhere.
The ENP facility? The Watchtower? Jarvis says no to Tony Stark’s place. We do not have a lair yet. Orbit?
Seal off the ENP facility so no one can get in and then put the stuff there.
We examine the room. Apparently their arrogance knew no bounds. There are no traps here. I create a roll of labels and put it on the parts so we know where everything was attached.
I activate my super speed. By the time the others are done with their piece of equipment, I have finished the rest. We push the stuff through. Adrian comes with us.
Icarus starts playing music while we put everything away. We’re going to seal the facility by deactivating the electronic locks and shutting the big-ass door.
Icarus has generated a complete blueprint of the facility. One entrance.
Adrian has another flashback. He remembers fighting us downstairs.
We send him home.
Back to Xavier’s. Adrian calls to chat about his experience. He wonders if he’s going to get superpowers out of it and if I would be jealous. He actually asks me if I have them, but I divert his attention.
We discuss names with Georgia. Apparently she does not like my randomly-generated suggestions.
We go back to the birthday party. Elli sucks down cake and bounces off the walls.
4 hr drive to Safe Harbour; 2.5 hr drive to Philly from Salem Center
Party to midnight and then go to the room. I work on my latest project – molecular replicator.
I also arrange for lab space. I order the equipment.
The next day…
At breakfast, Cynthia looks a bit fried. Elli talked all night long and she didn’t get to sleep. Elli, on the other hand, is still bouncing off the walls. She’s going to crash hard.
We go to classes. Schedule to be determined.
Lunch. Georgia pounces on Hector to talk with him about Kitty and what happened at the party. She explains to him that talk is talk and he does not need to separate them.
Elli crashes and Hector takes her to her room.
Fun stuff? Varied sports. With powers. And then Kimyee asks about Lacrosse.
Lab work. Hang in the dayroom. Not a lot of stuff organized.
So Kimyee thinks we need to plan some things out.
Classes and dinner…
Elli comes down and joins us.
We chat and the evening runs down.