Midnight Shadows Guided Games GENEsis: DOFP Genesis In Character Days of Future Past [Mutants] Victorian Secrets [Kira / Benji]


04-01-2019
06:26 PM
Offline
Aquilae
counting stars
Loki's Avatar
Supervisor
Contributor
Posts: 4,589
Name: Fred (F)
Status: Offline
04-01-2019, 06:26 PM
[In-Character] [Post #81]
The telepathic link was unnecessary for her to feel his eyes shift towards her, it did allow her a nudge in regards to how he felt about the situation, and the flicker of apprehension flared when he looked at her. She kept her gaze set on the other woman instead of turning to meet him, and Beth kept hers steady until Benji seemed to shake himself, giving an indication that he gathered where they were meant to go.

An image suddenly clouded her vision, something within that stole all of her attention right out of the room and tucked her away into her own head. Some sort of schematic expanded out and she tried to reach after it, tried to draw into a sensical depiction.

Use him. Beth’s voice in her head, something that tremored slightly around the edges.

At first, she didn’t understand the instruction that was given, until she reached for the tether Benji had created between them and plucked at it. It helped the image in her mind draw back together even as it tried to splinter out.

The cellular structure of your brain regenerates exponentially faster than normal due to your mutation. And then Beth was suddenly in her head, the image momentarily seemed to glitch. Telepaths can breach your mind, but it’s harder to keep a hold.

“Can I learn to block you out?” She asked, honestly curious rather than suspicious.

Yes. She tilted her head slightly. Use him, the connection, it will help. And then Beth was gone, winked out of the mental existence her head could offer.

When she again turned to focus to the cord between her and Benji, she drew a little bit harder and tried to wrap it about what he was trying to show her. The offering appeared the shiver and the drew back in on itself, sliding back into what she assumed was the form he had tried to push into her head to begin with. It was a map, she finally realized, a layout she imagined, of where the girl was being kept. She tried to memorize it, wondering if she pulled back behind her eyes, if the map would remain, or if she would need to be shown it again.

Outside of her thoughts, she noted Benji commenting on the guard number, and took into account the additive that the information could potentially be inaccurate. If SentS kept mutants suppressed, she could imagine why the girl might not be able to push through a completely accurate layout.

A portal opened and she felt it momentarily draw at her the way she imagined the suction from a door opening on a plane might feel at ten thousand feet.

Benji moved first into what appeared a hallway with poor lighting and right into another person. Beth stepped forward, putting herself between Benji and herself and waited until the guard was apparently handled before she stepped through as well. It was odd to watch the other woman’s hair appear to shift, from the lavender she was becoming accustomed to, to something along the lines of mahogany. Beth stepped aside as Kira moved to join them.

Footsteps down the left side of the hall drew her attention, but the pair of guards that rounded from a corner simply froze when Beth shifted enough to somewhat look their way. She watched their eyes roll back slightly before they both silently collapsed. Okay, she could see the benefit to being telepathic. Still didn’t mean that she wanted to be so.

When she tried to conjure the map once more, it was missing sections, and Beth gestured down the length of hallway towards the guards that had been dropped. The corridor opened into a slightly bigger area that branched off in four directions. As they stepped over the two bodies, they were quietly pushed further into he hall they had vacated.

A sliver of a thought, …found me. pushed against her thoughts and she turned ninety degrees, almost expecting someone to be beside her.

The brunette woman beside her offered a smile.
__________________
you are not alone
'cause someone's out there
sending out flares
04-04-2019
06:12 PM
Offline
Aquilae
counting stars
Loki's Avatar
Supervisor
Contributor
Posts: 4,589
Name: Fred (F)
Status: Offline
04-04-2019, 06:12 PM
[In-Character] [Post #82]
The mind of the younger woman beside her rippled gently, an attempt to make sense of what it had been thrust into. She wondered if she had ever had someone poking around her head, or if she had ever had the whereabouts to have noticed had someone been doing so. It wouldn’t be surprising if she had never encountered someone with the ability to do so. The Services had made sure that their hunt, capture, and/or extermination of those that possessed a telepathic type of ability was a hard a fast sweep of the globe once it was launched. Prodding at her mind, though, was an odd thing.

She could feel when she turned her focus, catching the tail end echo of another’s thoughts bouncing about in her head. Kira was holding onto the link Benji had created between them and was already learning to bend his ability within the scope of her own mind.

Shifting her focus, she instead searched for the girl. Whatever telepathy she was afforded within the building seemed muted, some sort of internal or external dampener keeping her from fully expanding. In the ruffle of her thoughts, she caught a glimmer of another potentially kept somewhat near where she was being held. A glamorer or sorts, but when she tried to pick away at the concept of time in the girl’s head, the conception fell apart.

Motion to her left had her barely turning to acknowledge the next guard. She looked at him over her shoulder the moment he rounded into the room and he was pressed up against the wall just beside him before she tipped the conscious switch in his head. He fell just as silently as the previous pair to the floor. Then more footsteps were moving directly towards their location. “There’s a silent alarm that’s been flipped.” She commented, narrowing her eyes as she slipped back through the few minutes that they had been in the building that might have triggered it.

Stepping out of the open area, she moved into a tighter hall that lit up accordingly to the map Benji had offered them. Silently pushing a door open that fed them into a lab, the lighting hummed to life overhead and they were met with two dozen guards. Waiting.

“Alive.” Was a single order given by an individual somewhat to the right and behind the apparent frontline.

It had never been her intent to hurt people, let alone kill them. Captivity, however, could change a person and their appreciation for that which was living, regardless of the care or threat that it posed. Still, she was not of the mind that every one of them needed to die.

She wrapped her kinesis around Kira and pushed her behind a tall filing cabinet and immediately tugged forward the man who had given the order, stationing him in front of the cabinet to create even further shielding. The first bullet hit a field she concentrated before herself, and for a moment she thought of the man who had once offhandedly chastised humans for their guns.

She could hear further voices in the hall ahead of them, but the focus for the moment was on the guard population immediately ahead. She had thought it had been somewhat quiet leading up to that point.
__________________
you are not alone
'cause someone's out there
sending out flares
04-04-2019
09:36 PM
Administrator
Renegade Elder
Offline
Renegade Elder
Breakdown at the Core
Thor's Avatar
Administrator
Contributor
Posts: 12,483
Name: Ellen (F)
Status: Offline
04-04-2019, 09:36 PM
[In-Character] [Post #83]
Benji gritted his teeth, making sure that there was a forcefield around them to catch wayward bullets and tranq darts. He took a few guards out, doing much the same as Beth was doing by flipping their awake switch and making them drop to the ground and using his TK to shove them aside.

“I know, it’s not that silent too me.” He told her, when she commented about a silent alarm having been flipped. He had tapped into the guard who had flipped it, but just a fraction too late to stop him from pushing the button.

It didn’t matter to him anyway. They weren’t leaving this building without that girl. He took care of another pair of guards and then followed Beth down the hall and into the lab where they were met with two dozen guards. They were waiting for them and apparently, they wanted them alive.

Benji snorted at that, made sure that the forcefield was up and protecting them. Kira was tucked safely away and he used his warping power to disable the guards’ guns and turn them into cotton balls.

He started to use his TK to grab two guards and knock them together, then pushed them through a portal that led to Central Park. He moved on to the next pair, made them drop to the floor and shoving them through a portal. He was behaving, and then he felt more coming from behind and he turned, letting Beth take care fo the ones in front of them.

Benji used his energy blasts to knock a few back, then used his TK to grab one and push him forcefully back against two others who then fell through a portal that appeared beneath them.

He warped a solid wall in front of them, blocking them off and then he turned back to Beth.

“They will find a way through that wall. We need to hurry.” Then he looked at Kira, held out his hand for her to take and marched forward towards the remaining guards. He used his telepathy to make them go to sleep, and then shoved them through a portal to make room for him to walk through.

Beyond the door the guards were trying to keep them out was the hallway that would lead them to the girl, and if he was reading this right, two others.
__________________
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end,
if not always in the way we expect.
04-05-2019
05:37 AM
Offline
Aquilae
counting stars
Loki's Avatar
Supervisor
Contributor
Posts: 4,589
Name: Fred (F)
Status: Offline
04-05-2019, 05:37 AM
[In-Character] [Post #84]
There had only been a handful of mutants that she had had much contact during the years of her life prior to being taken in by the humans. With them, she had been exposed to an array of individuals with a seemingly endless plethora of mutations. She had met those that could manipulate weather, nature, metal, could turn themselves near completely invisible. She had met an empath, she had met elementals, those that could glamor themselves, and somewhat those around them. She had even met a mutant that could dampen others’ mutations within three feet of himself. But she had never met a telepath before, nor a telekinetic. She knew the reasoning why that was, but being shoved into proximity with them and then being exposed to their abilities, at times, was intimidating and just odd.

Being pushed across the room like an air hockey puck was not a sensation that she ever thoughts he would have experienced. Not even when she reminded herself that Beth was not the only kinetic she was in the immediate company with. She looked up at Benji from where she had been put for her apparent safety, and she wondered if it was reflex that led to her being put somewhere protected. A bullet was not going to kill her, even if it was put somewhere that would prove lethal to someone else. Three hadn’t killed her before, but perhaps there was a limit she had not yet experience that would finally prove difficult for her body to fix itself in the wake of.

The familiar sound of gunfire erupted, and bullets slammed into the sound of something hollow, prompting her to look over once more at the pair that stood almost unwavering, their abilities bent around them. Bodies dropped, though considering each and every bullet slid to the floor, they likely hadn’t been turned back towards their points of origin.

A collective sound of confusion baited her curiosity to look around the side of the cabinet to note a snow of cotton balls from every guard’s hands. She tried not to snort at the sight.

Guards were knocked together, portals tore open, black suits disappeared. Beth focused ahead of them, and Benji turned to cover the next apparent wave.

When the man in charge seemed to somewhat shake the hold that still seemed to be about him, she pulled a book from on top of the cabinet and knocked him upside the head with enough forced to concuss. He dropped easily and about in time for Benji to reach his hand towards her. She slipped her palm against his and stepped over the unconscious body. She remembered his confession the night prior about being forced to face Kate and holding back. Humans were shooting at them, obviously meaning to do actual damage, and two people with abilities that could do far worse were simply lulling each attacker into a state of sleep, half of which were carefully lowered to the floor.

More guards slumped to the floor, slipping through a portal to what appeared to be some sort of park. At least he hadn’t pushed them through to the Arctic.

The sound of a bullet sliding into a chamber greeted them in the hallway, but when she fixed on the item in question, she made a mental note of identifying the ‘gun’ in question as being a suppressant delivery type, more carbide acrylic than metal.

Something thick wrapped about her throat and yanked her backward while the individual with the gun gave a tsk, keeping his aim of the obviously more threatening individuals present. When Beth barely turned, the guard shifted the direction of the dart and another pair of individuals stepped out of the adjacent hallway. The appendage about her throat tightened to create strain in her blood flow and the succession of oxygen in and out of her lungs. Her heart rate accelerated to compensate and her natural reaction kicked in, lifting her hands to the threatening arm. She pulled at the tactical fabric until she found skin and suck her nails in. The grip tightened and she huffed.

All she wanted was for it to stop. She wanted the muscles to go lax, the cellular structure to fail, wanted his ability to stand to falter. Just wanted it to stop.

The owner of the arm choked behind her, gasp about as desperately as she was until the arm finally gave and the body collapsed back against the wall just behind them. He sputtered and she coughed. Her body drew greedily on the air she was allotted and she set her hands on her knees. She didn’t notice the ebony black of the skin of her forearms until it started to recede. And when she looked at the guard that had held her back she almost startled at the sight of darkened veins prominent in his throat and chin, his eyes wide and colorless and a hand atrophied against the floor.
__________________
you are not alone
'cause someone's out there
sending out flares
04-09-2019
11:00 PM
Offline
Aquilae
counting stars
Loki's Avatar
Supervisor
Contributor
Posts: 4,589
Name: Fred (F)
Status: Offline
04-09-2019, 11:00 PM
[In-Character] [Post #85]
She gave a nod once the wall was created, in perfect agreement that those being kept out would figure out a way through at some point. She hoped it was by way of their own force rather than the utilization of a potential mutant being kept within their number. That there were mutants who worked against their own kind, she was entirely aware, and she constantly tried to remind herself that not everyone wanted to be saved. She wasn’t even sure if any of them could flip the mind of someone so far gone that way, but they had always existed, the self-hating types.

The moment Benji reached for Kira’s hand, Beth moved, further beyond the lab, dropping a set of individuals the moment they cleared the corner towards them. She flexed her fingers and tried to separate her abilities in her head, tried to unwind them from one another more out of concern that she would potentially do something she may regret later.

Like the thirty men she had allowed to disintegrate when Paige had tugged her free of the compound. She saw them all the time, could still hear their last thoughts if she allowed herself to focus.

Trying to refocus, she sought the line to the girl, reached for it and tentatively tapped against it, let her thoughts slide along it in the direction it led towards. Again, there were thoughts of at least one other, possibly more there that would want to go.

Another pair of guards, another portal, and some part of her envied that ability. Only somewhat. It allowed him to clear their path without causing existential damage.

A familiar sound brought up short the moment they cleared into the next corridor and she fixed her gaze directly on the individual that wanted their attention, gun in hand. She was so tired of bullets, so tired of tranquilizer darts. She wondered how much the Services spent on either when so much of that money could be used far more usefully.

Kira’s gasp had her nerves prickling, had her focus shifting, even when the guard with the gun called back for their attention. She was aware both physically and mentally of the individual that had sought to draw Kira back, and she personally had little patience for the thoughts he entertained. Benji was held by what he wanted for Kira, safety. A dart in his neck could potentially screw them. The sound of Kira gagging, though, had her fingers curling in against her palms. The guard could shoot her for all she cared, let the nanites fluttering about in her bloodstream break down whatever suppressant they had recently concocted.

Panic brushed up against her thoughts, more than the other woman’s. The guard attempting to keep her held back and the fraction of a distraction it caused in the one with the suppressant gun gave her the second she sought. She tugged the item out of his hand and struck him across the face with it, splitting his lip before she shifted the conscious portion of his mind off. She barely offered the next pair much focus as she shoved them back against the further wall, knocking their heads against the concrete hard enough to force them out. Her patience was wearing, and she was loosing her grip on her own control.

She huffed out a breath and turned towards Kira, watched her buckle down to her knees where she hastily drew in breath after breath to compensate the lack she had been forced deal with. The guard that had attempted to keep her down sat slumped against the ground behind her, the veins in his face and neck nearly black, his cheeks sunken in, on hand withered. There were little more than remnants of thoughts circling about in his head, the fading footsteps the preceded death, and she nudged Benji in the shoulder.

She had wondered whether Kira’s ability was limited to a healing sort.

Swallowing, she turned towards the hallway the last guards had exited from and glanced down it to gauge their next procession.
__________________
you are not alone
'cause someone's out there
sending out flares
04-10-2019
07:35 PM
Administrator
Renegade Elder
Offline
Renegade Elder
Breakdown at the Core
Thor's Avatar
Administrator
Contributor
Posts: 12,483
Name: Ellen (F)
Status: Offline
04-10-2019, 07:35 PM
[In-Character] [Post #86]
Benji felt whole when Kira slipped her hand into his, more at ease that she was fine, and that they just had to make sure to make it towards that girl and get her out. But then, then she was gone, her hand ripped from his and he turned and his heart almost stopped beating when he saw her being held against a soldier’s chest.

“Kira…” He murmured, the gun was aimed at him but he really didn’t care. “You let her go.” He snarled at the guard, he could just as easily make the man’s lights go out but he wasn’t sure if that would cause harm to Kira.

Except… it wasn’t Kira being harmed. Kira was doing the harming.

Finally, what seemed like an eternity, the guard dropped away from her and Benji closed the distance between him and his girlfriend. He looked at the guard, saw how he had ended up, and then focused back on Kira. “Hey, don’t look.” He pulled her back up, making her look at him instead of the slumped down guard who looked like death warmed over. “You okay?” He placed his hands on her face, cupping her.

It didn’t come as a surprise to him that she could take lives as well, but by her reaction, he could tell she hadn’t done this before. That she had solely kept to healing. Maybe even didn’t know she could do this?

It was then that he noticed Beth nudging him in the shoulder. He could also tell that the other woman was losing her grip on her own control.

“I have this.” And with a single thought, he knocked each and every guard in their path unconscious. It wasn’t that hard for him to do so, just tap into their minds and flip a switch. He took Kira’s hand again and started to tug her down the hallway, pushing guards and soldiers aside with his TK to make it easier for them to pass.

“Let’s find this girl and get out of here.” And perhaps get the other three out as well. He was hell bend on not leaving anyone behind.
__________________
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end,
if not always in the way we expect.
04-16-2019
10:11 PM
Offline
Aquilae
counting stars
Loki's Avatar
Supervisor
Contributor
Posts: 4,589
Name: Fred (F)
Status: Offline
04-16-2019, 10:11 PM
[In-Character] [Post #87]
It had not been her intention to cast the guard into such a state. She huffed out a breath as she assessed him fully, and she had half a thought to reach out to reverse what had happened, if she could even figure out how to. She had no idea what she had even done, or better yet- how. Kira looked at her hands, wondering if it literally had been as simple as her desire for it to happen. All she had wanted was for it to stop, she didn’t want anyone to get hurt, didn’t want anyone shooting anyone. The sound of something hollow being struck against something hard barely jarred her attention away form the fixation she had on her palms.

Larger hands curled around her forearms and she startled, her voice curling around his name, concern suddenly flaring to the forefront of her thoughts. What if she did this more often without even trying to? What if she couldn’t figure out how to flip back appropriately? Her gaze fell down to where his hands held her, the contact was his skin against her jacket and she wondered if that made a difference, or if it would.

When she tried to turn again, Benji brought her back around, his grip making her look up at him instead of the still body behind her. His fingers braided with hers and he gave a tug, she complied with the silent instruction and made her feet move after him.

She was somewhat aware of the guards further ahead of them simply collapsing, but her mind lingered on what had happened, trying to make sense of what she had felt biologically. Perhaps she should have remained behind. All she had done was cause an issue with her presence, created an opportunity to slow Benji and Beth down. All she-

“There.” Beth’s calm voice called to her curiosity, and she lifted her eyes to find the other woman standing still in the hallways several paces still ahead of where she was moving along with Benji.

Metal groaned, snapping, something small falling against the ground with a quiet short echoing tinking sound. It buckled and bowed, the sound low, and then something large was sliding across the floor. Beth remained standing where she was as what appeared to be a part of the wall slid by her to the wall across the hall. It was settled there, as though with done with precision and care.

Kira carefully slid her hand out of Benji’s grip and set her fingers against his lower back to encourage him forward. He had had a reason to go there and it hadn’t been to babysit her.
__________________
you are not alone
'cause someone's out there
sending out flares


Forum Jump





User Name

Password