Cynthia convinces Peter to come to New York with her.
Kimyee spent the holiday in Montana with her parents.
The rest of us did Thanksgiving at the Morgans.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Back at Xavier’s…
Cyrillo gets a message from beyond. “Cyrillo. We know you can hear us.” Great. Now he’s talking to the voices in his head. “Great job your friends did. It sucks that we no longer have our peeps. We need more recruits. Like your friends. Or we will get the nanites to go crazy and take away your powers. Join us. And together we will rule the Earth as nutjobs and super.
But NOOOO! You had to abandon us and now we have to use someone else. So unless you want us to give you eternal insomnia and then break through the nanite firewall to control your every action, you will do what we say… blah… blah… blah…” At least they don’t know which school we’re at.
It’s 6:30 in the morning and only Alessandra is awake. Reading on the roof. Sky-watching with motorized telescope.
Cyrillo comes up and tells me about his head call this morning. I have no idea what to do since disabling the nanites would just get rid of some of his powers; rebuilding the firewall would just postpone the inevitable; and disabling the transmitter would stop them from communicating amongst themselves.
We should talk with Dr. McCoy and Prof. Xavier.
Cyrillo goes downstairs to update the professor. I send Icarus with him to monitor him.
Cyrillo tells the tale.
After talking with Xavier, he goes to talk with Dr. McCoy in his lab.
The others get up. Elli wanders around and runs into Hector, who proceeds to give her a demotivational speech about the Olympics. He’s heading for a smack. Fortunately, I come by and shut him up before too much damage is done, so hopefully things are good.
We get into a discussion about Twilight and the various teams. Hector and Peter go to the danger room and entertain each other until it shuts down. Ooh. Professor Summers is not a happy camper. The danger room is not a sparring ring. Hector defends himself saying they were training, however other students apparently mentioned “quality over quantity” and how it seems like more of a trash-talking teen ego match than actual training.
He asks the prof for supervision and permission to go to Level 5 in the danger room. This should be exciting.
Alessandra is in the lab working on a shape-memory titanium-ceramic foam coated with polymer. She uses her abilities to create the titanium.
Canned foam titanium? Titanium belted radials? Car parts. Reinforce buildings or the SHIELD carrier.
Alessandra brings her lunch – sushi and ginger salad
We go up onto the roof and Cyrillo tells everyone about his morning fun.
I text the Guardians “Nanite bad guys still active.”
Archon shows up. He’s not too happy about this entire technology BS, especially in light of the hassle he will get from Magnus.
They messed with Cyrillo’s genetic structure. Gene effecting vision. Phasing ability is related to X gene.
Create a jamming field that will prevent signals from affecting his nanites. Wrist cuff with contact pts (3M dots) to shape shield. 6” energy field.
First gen chunker in 1 hr and then the prototype in 4 hours. Touchscreen. Ambient energy battery.
I give Cyrillo’s phone to Icarus so he can answer it. He gets a call from Rachel. Random FBI agents show up and are accusing him of downloading child porn and they don’t have his contact information.
They want to talk with him. Alone. He recognizes the voice. The same one that was in his head. Oh that’s not good.
“You’ve been difficult to reach.”
“We’ve been looking for you.”
“Yeah, that’s why I’ve been hiding.”
“Ha HA! Your high school friends have introduced us to your girlfriend and now you’re going to regret not going with us to prom.”
“Is that all?”
“We like your girlfriend. How about a threesome?”
“Not my idea of a good time.”
“We’re at her house. If you don’t cooperate then she will be taken by the FBI and sent to one of our detention facilities and trained in our kinkiness.” “Think about it.”
Cyrillo comes back and tells us that they have Rachel.
I go let Prof. Summers that we are leaving to go rescue Rachel.
Rogue, Georgia, and Cynthia went home for thanksgiving. Bobby is with Rogue. Peter is here and Hector asks him to come with us.
We gate to her house just out of sight. 6 lifesigns. 2 in DR and 4 in LR.
Cyrillo opens the door and I go running in (ss). Hector busts in and gets all over in one of their faces.
Synergy goes first. The suits yell “It’s a home invasion. Draw your weapons.”
The FBI guys are afraid and freaking about us not complying with their “on your knees” command, and Rachel is not sure she trusts us. The guy is in back and Hector is facing off with him, doing the slow move thing.
Wow. They just had to involve the real FBI. Bastards. I make #1 gunpowder inert. He’s still freaking about my not putting down my hands.
Obsidian has been cuffed, but he is going to take out Cyrillo’s special friend since he’s positive he’s the bad guy. He snaps his cuffs and then smacks Mr. Man. The rest of us hold actions. #2 is headed to Helix to arrest him. How the heck do you cuff a crystalline guy?
Mr. Man gets up and shoots at Obsidian. He misses. And then he gets the taunting. I send Rachel to Richard Saunders for safety. This is going downhill extremely fast.
Obsidian tries to knock the gun out of Mr. Man’s hand. Then he grabs the handcuffs.
- tries to shoot me but the bullet is a dud. He freaks and tries to load another bullet.
- fires at Colossus. And he is unarmoured. Dammit. Power nullifying bullets.
Synergy is going to try and take out #1 while he reloads. She tries to grab him and misses. How ironic.
Helix smacks #2 for 25 pts. He’s still standing, but feels it.
Obsidian counterattacks and hits Mr. Man for 46 pts. He gets knocked back into the stairs.
I get Icarus to send up a foghorn yell and then tell everyone to shut it and get on their side of the room. The FBI guys don’t listen, and #3 gets ready to shoot me. I turn his firing pin to aluminium.
Obsidian neutralizes Mr. Man and tells the FBI guy that he’s the one we’re looking for.
- pulls out a mystery device and flips it on. It starts blinking. I turn it off with my electrical control.
- and #2 succeed at NOTHING!
Synergy grabs #1s cuffs, cuffs him, and pins him to the ground.
Helix hits #2 for 25 pts. He gets knocked out.
I ask #3 to surrender the device. He continues on his broken record and orders me to surrender. I try to TK the device but #3 holds on to it. So I ask Colossus to restrain him. RED feat, baby! Now I can take a look at the nifty tech!
- goes down after getting acupressure by Obsidian.
And then there were none.
We grab their badges and I ask Allison to REQUEST NICELY that SHIELD check the badges. 4 come back legit. Mr. Man is the fake.
I send a text to Celestia. “We have one of the evil bad guys, however there were complications with the FBI. And then Mom comes. After the painful questioning, we are sent home and Mom will try and smooth things over with Stronghold.