Midnight Shadows Guided Games GENEsis: DOFP Genesis In Character Days of Future Past [Mutants] Purple Cannon [Sam / Kate]


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Purple Cannon [Sam / Kate] [Post #1]
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After Kate has been dismissed from watching the twins by their mother, and hearing that Elise had gotten hurt badly, she made her way towards the infirmary where they had finally put the girl. Elise was still out, another bag of plasma to replace all the blood that she had lost. Kate declared herself watch dog, especially with Jaxon in the same room. Although both Vision and Forge told her that he would be of no harm.

Finally she couldn't take it anymore, the walls closing in on her and her stomach growling at her she had snuck into the kitchen, grabbed a couple of plastic containers with 'left overs' and had made a beeline to the garden. It was one of the auditorium they had converted, the one with the glass dome to allow for natural lighting. The way they had explained it to her was that one of the mutants who had an affinity to nature, kept everything in line. Trees wouldn't grow larger, flowers were always blooming. It was really nice, Kate had even found her own hiding place in one of the trees. It had a wooden plateau that overlooked the small pond. Perfect to hide away for a short while.

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He had been trained to make split second decisions. At McCoy’s he had been groomed to lead, pushed into squads and wedged into positions that had him making choices that benefited the entire squad. Sometimes those choices were simple, sometimes they took more than a moment of contemplation, and sometimes they flew in the face of everything the rest of his team thought was appropriate. The point was that he got everyone out of every simulation with little to no injury.

So he was not going to cow in the wake of demands made about why he had chosen to allow the woman on the roof to shoot Elise. His and Benji’s joking comments in the kitchen doorway, the reaction following had said everything that he had needed to ever know about Jaxon at his tie to Elise. He had made a choice, and it had paid off. Elise went down in a bloom of blood, Jaxon had pulled up short. She had come semi close to bleeding out, but that had been part of the gamble. And she was fine.

When Kate had left the infirmary, he had given her a three-minute head start before he had bowed out as well. The glares Gabriel had been offering had grated plenty on his nerves.

He barely caught sight of her round the bend in one of the hallways before Chris had stopped him to ask about his thoughts on candle lit dinners. He had confessed he thought they were a little too commercial, but some girls seemed to be all for them. Then retracted and advised that girls didn’t necessarily care for the romance and ambiance or the setting, sometimes it was just the effort and thought put forward. If he had her favorite movie played in the mini theater, or managed to find her favorite book the next time he was out anywhere, or a shirt from her favorite band, her favorite flower, she’d likely swoon. Then he told him he was better of asking someone who was presently in a successful relationship.

When he finally stumbled out into the glass domed theater, he had had to stop and take a breath, marveling at the change in temperature, the humidity level, the abundant scents. It was green, peppered in shades of violet, burgundy, pinks, reds, blues, yellow. He had assumed he would never experience anything quite so…quaint.

The leg hanging down from an above tree limb was a dead giveaway.

“Her name is Lin.” He told her as he stepped over a short flowering shrub. “The girl that can do this.” He gestured around them. No one else with a similar ability had ever managed such precision. “You’re friend looked…alright.”
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Kate had watched Elise, had watched Jaxon and deep down she just knew that she wouldn’t get Elise back like before. That that ship had sailed the moment she had decided to stay and her friend had gone out to help the resistance. It had been a mistake on Kate’s part, but she was too damn proud to admit it. So, her heart had broken in that infirmary and the oxygen had sucked out of that room, making it harder for her to breath.

She hadn’t dared to look at anybody else in that room, knew that she was being watched and she couldn’t take it in the end. So she left, her stomach telling her that she might as well get food.

Kate decided to listen to her stomach and made a beeline for the kitchen first. She dove into the fridge, stacked a few containers on top of each other after viewing what was in them, took them out and placed them on the counter. Next was a bag of bread and chips. She looked at her haul and went back into the fridge to grab the jar of mayonnaise. Next was the basket that was left conveniently on the counter and she stuffed everything in it. Grabbed herself a knife, tossed it in and took the basked with her.

She needed time to think and one of the girls living here, had been kind enough to show her this awesome garden that had a lookout over the pond. It had become her favourite place to hang out.

There was a pully system to pull stuff up to the platform but no ladder. She didn’t mind, she climbed as the best. But not with full hands, so she pulled up the basket, made sure the rope was secured at the base of the tree and then started to climb, pulling herself up on the platform. She grinned at herself, overlooking the garden for a moment before grabbing the basket from the hook and sitting herself down at the edge of the platform.

Time for one of her amazing sandwiches. She had cheese, eggsalad, salami… her mouth already watering, she took out a slice of bread and slathered it up with mayo, before starting on the cheese. Next was some salami, and then eggsalad and a handful of the chips. She grabbed another slice of bread and pushed it on top. Hearing the delightful sound of the chips crunching underneath. She grinned some more, got up and stuffed the sandwich in a plastic bag.

It was time to go a bit higher. So she climbed the tree and sat herself on branch twice as thick as her own leg. She opened up the bag, reached for the sandwich and almost dropped it when someone spoke to her from the ground.

It was Sam, telling her that the girl who had made this was named Lin. Uh, okay? She didn’t know what to do with that information, so she just looked at him still with a sandwich half towards her face until he mentioned Elise, and that she looked alright. She had heard the accusations when she had stepped into the room, that it had been his fault Elise had been shot. She took a bite from her sandwich, trying to formulate an answer to that. Or perhaps a question. Weren’t there always two sides to a story?

“Did you get her shot?” She asked him out blank, after swallowing her bite. Kate, a firm believer of not kicking around the bush.
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Apparently she appreciate the place to escape to, but not the girl-well, woman likely now-who crafted and maintained it. Doing so in a place like a theater, in New York, during winter, was quite the feat if she didn’t already know that. Only things he had ever manage to keep alive were Amara and a beta fish that she had named Rufus. He wasn’t even sure how old Rufus was anymore, and often wondered if he was a mutant fish. Like a Wolverine or Sabertooth fish, possibly never meant for death.

He watched her seem to debate with herself whether or not she was going to continue feeding herself. Then she took an exceedingly generous bite of her sandwich and then seemed to consider…something.

The question had him pressing his lips together. He had expected it at some point, but he hadn’t expected her to open with it.

“I might have had something to do with it.” He had given the suggestion, the woman had taken it and acted. So he hadn’t necessarily done it himself. “There’s a history with you two, bit more than the friendliness you might want everyone else to assume.” He quickly through out to add.

He narrowed his eyes at her briefly before he looked down at the tiny pond. “Have you ever watched the way that he acts around her?” Because it had only taken him minutes to asses it. “That’s more than friendliness.” He had observed and utilized the information presented to him to benefit the situation and all involved.

“You think I hadn’t considered Kira?”
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Well he didn’t beat about the bush either, she took another bite from her sandwich when he told her that might have had something to do with it. She wasn’t sure if she should get angry with him because he almost had Elise killed. Her best friend, her… nope, not anymore. Not for a long time, and she really should start working on remembering that. She sighed, shoved the sandwich back in the plastic bag.

She looked at him, his observing words reaching her ear. This was not something to discuss with her up here and him down there. Actually, she didn’t think this was something she should have to discuss with him at all but…

Kate wanted to.

He also mentioned the connection between Jaxon and Elise. Yeah, most definitely not going to discuss this up here. She crouched onto the branch, let herself fall from it, grabbed another, swung, jumped and grabbed, repeating it until she jumped right next to him.

Perfect jumps and swings and she managed to hold on to her sandwich in the bag. Score.

“I think you considered a lot of things, Sam.” She told him, looking up at him and regretting coming down. At least up there she had been taller. Most likely not the part where he had intended on getting Elise almost killed. “It just didn’t work out exactly like you had planned.” She had caught enough of the conversations to know that.

“She could have died, Sam. Kira or not. It was a close call. Elise almost bled out.” If they hadn’t had another Omega there… Elise would probably be dead by now.

Well whaddayaknow? Was she doing the mature thing here? Or was she just too hungry to get angry at him for almost killing Elise? Normally she would be hangry but she had already two bites of her sandwich. So, mature thing it was. And she was too tired to start arguing with him over this.

“Elise and I, we were more than friends once.” She told him, wondering what he would make of that. “That was a long time ago, though. I made a choice she didn’t agree with, and vice versa.” Her love for Elise had brought her eventually here, but only did she recently let go of the hope of getting back together. “And yeah I see how she looks at him, and how he looks at her.” She wasn’t blind, it had broken her heart. Even now unconscious Elise had been reaching out to Jax.

Why it was so easy to talk to him, she did not understand. Around here, nothing should surprise her, though. The fact that she hadn’t turned beet red, was already a win in her book. He did that to her, got her all flustered and then she had to snap at Benji for grinning like a fool at her. At least that idiot wasn’t here right now.

“I’m going back up there.” She told him, pointing towards the platform up in the trees. Kate turned, biting her lower lip taking a step forward. “Do you want to join me?” She looked up at the tree, knowing that her basket was still there and she couldn’t leave it or Lin would have her hide. She liked that girl, and wanted to keep on coming here. “I can make you a sandwich. I left my basket on the platform that goes around the tree up there.” Now she just needed to get back up there… again. God damn it.
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He watched her swing around and ‘fall with purpose and grace’ from the branch she had perched on, only to land on her feet directly beside him. There was a comment about flight, that he could have retrieved her with less effort and greater speed if she had only asked. But that would have given him something to lord over her, he supposed. Not that he was in that particular sort of mood. Enough had happened for the day that he was rather short fueled in the jibes category.

She apparently sure like the sound of his name enough to enunciate it well enough. Yes, he had made decisions, considerations, and compromises. And he was aware of the threat it had posed to Elise’s existence. He had gotten a good enough look at her the moment Benji had swept her out of Gabriel’s arms and bolted back to the theater, the color of a splotchy flushed sheet.

It didn’t matter much that he had intended the woman on the roof to put the bullet in Elise’s shoulder, or somewhere far less detrimental. He imagined she had reasoning for making it worse. She was obviously not entirely loyal to the Services she worked for if she was on speaking terms with Gabriel, but it still nudged at his curiosity. Still, if her aim were as good as he thought about, she could have likely put the bullet directly through Elise’s chest if she had been going for the sweet spot.

“I am aware.” Was his only reply, because he was very aware of how close the other human had come to perishing. It had worked, to some degree, though, the tactic, and the confrontation had deescalated following.

He gave a nod of understanding when she elaborated on what he had already suspected. Women were the gender that interacted far more intimately with one another even when they weren’t sexually involved. Still, there were tells that separated close friendship from being those that carried sexual benefits. Touches, looks, body language that had each individual leaning towards the other, even if one sided. It was coding, in a sense.

She gestured up into the tree tops, indicating she wanted to return, inquired if he wanted a sandwich. He about sighed in relief at the thought of food. Any food. He’d eat day old pizza that had sat out on the table and be content. But a sandwich sounded far better. He watched her look upward and he wondered how she had gotten up there in the first place. The thought to let her climb herself back up there was mildly entertaining, but would take who knew how long. So he stepped towards her, wrapped an arm about her waist and lifted them upward, pushing a draft of warm air outward as they ascended.

“If you humans would just evolve some method of flight or propulsion, the world would probably be a happier place.” He smirked. Because what kid didn’t dream of flying at some point in their life. “Way less pollution that way, too.”
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An arm wrapped around her waist, and then she was up in the air. Kate had to stifle a yelp of surprise, but at the same time she was kind of liking it that he was holding her. Especially the way his muscles flexed under her hand. Stupid feelings. And then he made a human joke and she rolled her eyes. “Yeah, silly me. I left my jetpack in my other pants.” She told him drily. If she had her bow, she could have used one of her special arrows to get back up here quicker.

He let her go when they reached the platform and sank down next to the basket. As promised she would make him a sandwich and perhaps she could finally finish the one she had been holding on to for a while now.

She wasn’t even sure if he would like it but what the hell, after that silly joke he could just take it. She wasn’t going back to the fridge to get him other stuff. Why was she feeling so defensive all of a sudden?

It’s not that she had to prove anything to him. She handed him the sandwich, reached into the basket once more because there had been a surprise hidden in there. A couple of bottles of beer. It wouldn’t surprise Kate if someone in the theatre had figured out what was going to happen and had carefully placed the basket with more content already on the counter.

“I think someone knew I would end up here.” She pulled out a bottle and handed that one too him too. “It freaks me out, sometimes.” Living between these superhumans was a challenge each day and most of the time she felt awkward being around them. But then someone shows up and be nice.

It was weird. Especially if she started to mull things over and wonder if they knew that Sam would be here as well.

Nope. Not going there.

“There’s more if you’re still hungry.” She told him, finally taking another bite from her own sandwich and sighing. She closed her eyes and just let the sounds of the garden sweep over her. It felt like being outdoors and she loved it. For tonight there had been enough commotion and she could use the quiet. Except, she wasn’t alone and she felt the urge to fill the silence.

“How did you end up with Benji?” She asked him, curious about how the universe had thought they would make a great pairing.
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It was her bite that amused him the most, her quick snap back. But her defensive nature had him wondering what it was she had or felt she had to hide. There was already the matter with Elise, and he wondered how deep that had carved itself into her, and when she would be able to let it scar over.

He watched her as he set her on the platform she had been perched on prior, she immediately went to the basket and he had half a thought to ask why she had opted for a limb up high when there was generous greenery below to pitch her apparent picnic. The contents of the sandwich she quickly put together and held out towards him were curious, but he accepted the item without question and he settled himself on the edge of the platform, let his legs dangle over the edge.

Lifting the sandwich, he sniffed at it before he took a bite. It was different, but it baited him in for another bite once he has swallowed the first.

She spoke, and then drew a beer bottle out of the basket and handed it to him. He looked at it, briefly glanced at her, then took the bottle. “You’re living with mutants. Being freaked out on occasion is understandable.” Then he popped the top from the bottle and took a deep drink before he set it down besides himself. “I think this will suffice.” He held his sandwich up. “Thanks.” And then he took another bite. “Interesting concoction.”

Kate too her own bite and didn’t immediately look at him again until she decided to pose her next question, inquiring about how he and Benji had met.

“We met in Connecticut.” He sighed. “He was looking for…” he paused and took another bite, “someone.” No use telling the human girl no one knew much about yet. “I was looking for clues about Paige, Amara was sure there was a telepath present there.” And there had been. “Sentinels did a sweep of the city, Benji came out to play, the telepathic girl was still reached.” He reached for the beer bottle again. He and Benji bonded over missing siblings. “Benj and I decided to team up.” He shrugged.

“How’d you end up here?” He smiled something sideways at her. “Not like humans just stumble on mutant ‘hideouts’ by accident.”
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Kate took another bite from her sandwich, hearing him say that it was an interesting concoction and she just grinned around hers. It was, but she loved it anyway. She didn’t want to actually explain it to him, so she kept quiet and just listened to his story about how he met Benji.

Connecticut it was and he had been looking for… and then he paused. Too long, she knew he was trying to come up with something else to say. She couldn’t blame him. Wasn’t her business to begin with. So, Kate sat there and listened to him telling her how he had been looking for clues for Paige, sentinels showed up, Benji came out to play. And that’s how they teamed up.

And then he asked how she had ended up here, and that required a drink. So, she grabbed her own bottle of beer, twisted the cap off and took a long sip. She was going to tell him something she hadn’t even told Elise yet.

“I kinda did a thing.” She started, a thing she wasn’t very proud off. “I, eh, regretted my decision the moment Elise left me.” Kate stared out at the distance. “So, I activated the tracker I planted on her.” She felt her face redden. “The tracker was for safety. I had one too. Only rule we had to keep ourselves safe.” She was trying to make it sound better. “I found her, but I hid in the shadows. I followed her around for a long time until the tracker went cold.” Kate started to pluck at the label of her bottle. “Took me another while to find this place.” She had been outside on the roof for another while until that attack had happened.

“I sound like a god damn stalker.” She murmured, putting the bottle to her lips. No wonder she hadn’t told this story to Elise yet. If Kate did, then Elise would probably kick her out.

“She was the first real friend I had when I came to the States. And I pushed her away.” Great now she sounded pathetic as well. “I didn’t know what would happen when I just showed up, so I waited until Vision suddenly showed up and started to breach every single safety they had around here. He didn’t look like a friendly, so I kinda jumped in.” She sighed and shook her head. Elise had gotten herself shot that night too.

“Tadaa, here I am.” She glanced up at him, a half smile because she still felt the redness in her cheeks.

She took another sip from her bottle and finished it off. “I like Paige. She must be fun to have as a sister.” Kate just said out of the blue, looking out at the distance again. “Did you hear she punched Forge in the face earlier tonight?” Not that Kate knew what that had been about, but she had picked up on the gossip mill. Nothing stayed hidden for long here in the theatre.
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Kate popped the top off of her bottle and took a generous swig, apparently needing the liquid courage to loosen her lips, or her thoughts. She ‘did a thing’, and he wondered who ever came up with that expression, because the first time he had heard it, right out of Amara’s mouth when she was so much younger, he had grappled with the meaning behind it.

Seriously, he wanted to know more about the apparent history between her and the other human girl considering the apparent lengths she went through in order to find her, bringing her there to the theater. He wondered what they had fought about, the nature of their relationship though he could guess at that point, and how long it had been since the split that had taken place. It was interesting, to say the least, and how the hell Elise had ended up amongst the likes of Paige and Gabriel still nudged his curiosity. One human girl then became two human girls.

“Maybe like a tiny stalker.” He held his hand up, thumb and forefinger set an inch apart. Tiny Purple Stalker.

Elise had been her first friend stateside, and she had pushed her. He wondered if that were truly the case. The way she spun it, Elise had been intent on going somewhere, and Kate hadn’t been ready to.

“Here you are.” He smiled at her and took another bite of his sandwich. It was growing on him, he wasn’t going to lie.

Kate deviated from the topic at hand and reached for something that she thought was safer, Paige, and he chuckled at her attempt. Paige being fun to have as a sister. Sure, he loved having ended up in Principal’s offices and later a police station thanks to his darling sibling.

He gave a nod. “That’s what I hear.” And he couldn’t suppress the chuckle that bubbled upward, there was little to no reason to. “I’d have given anything to have been present.” He would have killed to see the look on Silvercloud’s face after his little sister had clocked him one. He didn’t even know the context for such a meeting, but it was amusing nonetheless. “She was definitely…” sweet, caring, imaginative, endearing, ‘fun’, “a handful of a sister. I have six, you know.” He shrugged. “Four brothers, as well.” He took another bite. He had no idea where any of them were. Only half of them had ever become mutants, and he was too afraid of ever going home, the fear of drawing any attention to his family enough to keep him far away.

He smirked. “You can have her.” He offered as he shifted somewhat to put himself facing her more. “As I noted, I have others.”

He lifted the beer bottle, popped the top on the sole of his boot, then took a drink. She looked about Melody’s or Jeb’s age and he tried to imagine her slotted in with either of them. Someone else to keep tabs on.

“Paige says the human girls are pretty handy with bows.” He moved on. “Something they teach at normal school, or just a coincidence you both sported it a hobby before it became something more of a necessity?”
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