Tuesday, October 18, 2011
After arriving at the Ritz at the butt-crack of dawn, we sleep for a short while, many after lots of tossing and turning and fighting with the nightmares resulting from almost getting eaten by a demon.
I work on the design for catoms.
We get room service – breakfast buffet with crepes and Belgian waffles.
Madison Avenue first.
Russian food for dinner – Café Glechik
I hand out $10k gift cards to the less than rich PCs. Kimyee refuses hers since she has an allowance.
Off to Tiffany’s.
During dinner, we chat about tomorrow’s plans. Ice skating. Hector is a bit reluctant, but he’ll go along with it.
We go to dinner and share the dishes for the variety. And then to a vinyl shop. ???
Peter exposes Cynthia to the joys of vinyl. Wow. She actually agrees with him. Cool.
Hmmmm… Maybe there is a way to digitally capture the depth of sound. Lets try it out.
I pick up some records for dad and myself.
We are not in the highest end section of town. Brooklyn. We step out of the shop and see a beautiful, scantily clad woman in the middle of the street. The road is empty. She eyes a homeless person and then sucks his lifeforce, aging him to skeletonhood.
Holy crap! She killed him!
We duck into an alley and transform into X-Factor. We step out, and see Spiderman. “Did anyone ever tell you you’re really ugly inside.”
“You should join us… yada, yada, yada… if you’re not part of us then you’re against us… yada, yada, yada… we are superiour… blah, blah, blah…” Great. Another metahuman supremacist.
And then the undead come out to play. Seriously?
“So, do you have a name? Everyone has a name nowadays. I’m Spiderman.”
“Well, that’s a bit creepy.”
Spiderman jumps behind her to check out the lay of the land. Mezmera tries to sense lackeys, but she cannot register their undead brains. Obsidian prepares to pick up a car. Helix crystals up and moves closer. Synergy moves to the doorway to the record store to protect the morons. Yosono is freaking out a bit and moves backwards. Colosuss armours up and then shakes Yosono out of it. I lock all the doors in the record shop (Yellow FEAT). The minions are apparently Resident Evil zombies and move fast. They take positions closer and 1 attacks Obsidian. He dodges. Equinox fires a laser at 6. He vaporizes it for 40 pts. Necrosia attacks Obsidian and Spiderman. She sucks some life out of Obsidian.
Spidey slings his web at Necrosia and misses. Mezmera tries to use her telepathy and gets a headache. Something is blocking her. Probably the creepy undeadness. Obsidian hits Necrosia with his fist for 70 pts. Ouch. She’s still standing strong. Helix throws a piece of crystal at 1 and squishes him. Ew. Synergy throws a plasma ball at 3 and vaporizes him. Yosono lights 4 on fire for 46. He’s cremated in a column of fire. Colossus grabs a car and throws it at Necrosia. “Obsidian, duck.” He misses her, but it lands on 2 and 5. I shoot her for 80 pts electrical. She shrugs off the kill result, but is looking a bit worse for wear. No more minions, so moving on to Equinox. He shoots laser beams at Necrosia. (bending around Obsidian). 40 pts. Necrosia attacks Obsidian and Equinox. Obsidian evades and gets a counterattack. He punches her for 46. Equinox dodges the evil life-sucking death beam.
Spiderman ties her up in web. Nice. Mezmera tries to read her mind and gets freaked. Obsidian remains near her and gets ready to be able to heal. Helix creates a crystal golem behind Necrosia. The golem partially grapples her. Synergy concentrates and a glow surrounds the record store. Colossus does a body check to make sure the squished zombies are out of the action. I hold my action and contact Stronghold. Equinox remains on guard. And then she teleports away.
I let Stronghold know and they are sending an investigative team to deal with the dead.
We chat with Spidey. He jokes about needing a loan so I give him the giftcard. (Yeah, I know. But I’m just 16)
Stronghold arrives in the standard secret government black SUV. Mr. Man is upset that we threw a car and he admonishes us for it because of the metahuman issues going on. Cleanup due to overzealous heroes? Whatever. We leave. Take the subway back to the Ritz.
Kimyee is still a bit freaked. As are we all. She goes off to take a shower. Hector and I swim. Elli takes a bath and then wraps herself in a robe. Peter goes to the bar.
The night passes uneventfully.
I am up after doing laps in the pool, taking a shower and getting ready, and grabbing a snack. Currently working on the programmable matter project.
Kimyee and Elli are playing in the pool and ambush Cyrillo.
Hector sleeps until noon.
Peter is not in the room. He went for a walk. Cynthia is just getting up. She’s worried about him, but then becomes convinced he is buying her a gift. And then goes on about it. I text Peter.
You might want to get Cynthia a gift.
Make that a big gift.
Starting with E and rhyming with expensive.
We’re at Rockafeller Centre and Cynthia has remained behind for you and your gift.
From Peter: I got your messages. Thanks.
We go skating. Hector and Cyrillo spend a lot of time falling on their asses while the rest of us roam the ice like snow gazelles.
Cynthia and Peter show up late, late afternoon. We really don’t want to know why they are late. But I bet Cynthia is sporting something nice and expensive. When she shows up, she shows up the nice gem-encrusted cross
Then someone recognizes Cynthia and the press goes wild. Especially since she and Peter are falling all over each other. I skate off to the sidelines.
We leave, escorting Cynthia past the drooling, snarling press ppl. Fortunately, they don’t recognize me or most of the rest of us. Except Elli. She gets interviewed.
We chill for the rest of the day and then order room service for dinner.
+1 Hero popularity.