Midnight Shadows Guided Games GENEsis: DOFP Genesis In Character Days of Future Past [Mutants] Untraveled Road [Lina / Lexie]


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Untraveled Road [Lina / Lexie] [Post #1]
Untraveled Road

Lexie's first point of entry in this timeline was on a balcony somewhere in the city, tethered to her sister, it was only logical that she would direct her arrival near her. Unfortunately for her, she arrived right when her sister was in the middle of some ... busy time with a man that looked like an angel, with red wings.

Next stop the rooftop of the theatre, her old home for many years until it became too crowded. It was weird being back here, and Lexie has to figure out how to introduce herself without people going nuts... like her sister. It was a good thing that the building's defences recognised her, and thus giving her plenty of time to come up with a solid plan.

Location: Theatre rooftop

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* For Lina [Chrissie] & Lexie [Ellen] initially. Crashing is allowed.
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Leaning against the railing on the rooftop of her childhood home, Lexie frowned, trying to work through everything she had seen, said and done in the short time she had been here. The image of her sister naked was something she could have gone without, including that of her boyfriend. How long had she even been here?

Gabby had a boyfriend! Her vision hadn’t said anything about that, only told her that she would arrive shortly after her younger sister. Apparently almost a month. The timing had been a bit off, and she had arrived after all the action.

Lexie didn’t understand, her visions weren’t wrong.

Throughout her whole life she had predicted every step of the way, knew when things would happen and where. Sometimes she was able to prevent them, and sometimes not. Like with her father, a sharp jab in her chest made her gasp for air. Lowering her head, she shut her eyes tight, and ground her teeth together.

Images swam in front of her eyes, her dad laughing as he chased her mother who was trying to protect the tub of icecream she had secretly stashed away.

Groaning she shook her head. She knew that this would happen in the next half hour, and Lexie didn’t want to just barge in on that happy moment. How long would they have in this timeline?

Save them my darling daughter. Save your sister and father. Her mother’s words swam through her mind, the last thing she had said to Lexie before she had stepped through that time portal and had ended up here. In a place that was familiar but not.

Gabby had yelled at her.

Lexie had done something very uncharacteristically, she had fled after that shouting match, and now she was standing here.

Lost. The girl who saw everything but was blind in this moment.

“I should have planned this out better.” She muttered, looking back up at the sky and the sun that was slowly dipping down towards the horizon and colouring it in a red hue.
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[In-Character] [Post #3]
“Lina, he’s an idiot. I swear he’s no…”
“Oh, honey, that’s not why I left,” Lina cut in. She shifted the phone from one ear to the other, as she finally pushed the unpacked and thus empty suitcase into the back of her closet.
“But …”

Carly apparently had not expected that kind of response. Lina chuckled. “We kissed, we had a few drinks, we had sex. Not the worst night of my life – but seriously nothing to get all worked up about.” One handed, Lina slipped out of one piece of clothing after the other until she was eventually stark naked. “I left because there’s been some developments here that I need to look into.”
“Will you be back?” Carly asked. Carly was one of the residents of the Boston based rebel camp. She was a healer, in her early twenties. And she had gravitated towards Lina during her eight months stay since day one.

Lina knew why – even if Carly certainly hadn’t.

“Not anytime soon”, Lina declared, expecting the silence that filled the line between them subsequently. But Lina knew she couldn’t concern herself with that now. “Listen, Carls, I gotta go … I’ll call you, okay?”
“Okay”, Carly knew, as well as Lina, that the chance for a phonecall was slim to non-existent. That was how these things worked.

Lina rang off, and stepped into the small cubicle that had been converted to her bathroom. The shower was a quick one. When she pulled on yoga pants, a long sleeved shirt and a cardigan to go over it, Lina decided to just braid her long blonde hair instead of blow-drying it. Her stomach was complaining that food had not happened in over eight hours.

Twenty minutes later, Lina held a ham and tomato sandwich in her hands, chewing mighty mouthfuls as she sauntered through the foyer.

So, she thought. There had been news floating her way even to Boston. Things were happening in New York, and Lina had grown restless quickly. For the last years she had waited for them to appear – the idea that it was finally happening suddenly shook Lina out of a reverie she had so easily settled into. On quick and light feet, she snuck into Jaxon’s lab. No one occupied it at this point, so Lina just fired up the machines and switched on the screens.

It took her the better part of half an hour to find footage of not just Leif and Joy, but also Gabby … and even Lexie. The most peculiar thing about it was that despite almost ten years passing for her, none of them had aged at all. To her mind, in her memory, they had all been gone for so long – just that now it suddenly appeared like virtually no time had passed at all. Lina shook her head. For a moment, her thoughts swam. While she was quite capable of understanding and even manipulating even complicated time constructs and occurrences, right now she was overwhelmed.

For three years, she had played the waiting game. Lina had made herself one of these people. She belonged here now. Had a home here. There had been moment when forgetting her real intention and purpose at this time had been so easy.

Seeing the red-head on the screen, on the theatre roof top, right in this moment, was one hell of a wake-up call.

Lina forgot about her half-eaten sandwich parked next to one of the keyboards. She simply spun and dropped into running speed. She rounded the corners, took stairs three at a time as she made her way upward. Eventually, she neared the door that would lead her outside onto the roof terrace. The door nearly flew off its hinges as Lina pushed it open.

And there she stood. Over seven years later. Exactly the same as Lina remembered her.

“Lexie …”, she murmured at the oldest Summers offspring.
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Fuck, she was losing her nerve. She shouldn’t have come here, shouldn’t have travelled back but the things she had seen when she had been in her sister’s room, it had made her do exactly that. She had gone back in time, and now she was thinking it had been a mistake.

But then she thought of her mother, how she had looked at Lexie as she tried to explain why she had to go back. The devastation in her eyes when she realised that she would lose more than just her husband. Lexie couldn’t do that to her mother, couldn’t just sit there and let her sister die in the past.

And now she was here, and she had no idea who to go to.

Who to tell that everything was going to go to hell in the next few weeks?

Might as well get it over with, she thought, pushing away from the railing and turning around to go inside and find her parents. Surprise! Here’s your other daughter! If that wouldn’t put her mother into labour right on the spot…

The door flew open, startled she took a step back as a blonde girl stepped through and said her name.

She knew Lexie.

Narrowing her eyes she let them go over the blonde, taking her in, and familiarity poked at her. She knew the blonde, there was an already existing link between them and it sprang back to life, giving her the much needed information to identify her.

“Lina?” She couldn’t believe her eyes; she was looking at Lina Coleman but not the same Lina as she had left behind in her own timeline. No, this one looked older? How? No, she wasn’t going to question that. Everything was possible these days.

“You’re here, why? I mean…” She fell quiet, taking a step forward, not sure what to do. She wasn’t one for hugging, trying to keep people at a distance, but she really could use one right now.
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Lina just stood there, her mouth hanging open as she stared at the familiar figure of a woman who in her mind was still well over ten years older than she was. Just that … that was no longer the case. Because being Lina Coleman, time did not move linear for her. She could take turns, cut across and let time pass no one else ever knew about. Lina had left a year after Alexandra. Just that Lina had never liked connecting two points with a straight line.

Anyone could do that.

And yet, this moment – this one here exactly. One she had been waiting for for three years now, it made her nervous. Did she even remember? Had teenaged-Lina even played any kind of role in her life? Especially given the role she played? Lexie was one of the most powerful of them. The oldest Summers offspring – it was a heritage that weighed heavily. It came with expectations.

All of them were fit to wear the moniker of Benji Richards.
All of them.

Surprise registered in the other woman’s eyes. Then she spoke her name. Lina breathed in relief and moved forward. She didn’t really care anymore whether she had played any role. What mattered was that Lexie remembered her. Here was a woman who knew who she was. She knew the real her, whatever that meant.

“It’s finally happening”, she spoke, her voice soft as she bridged the distance to the other woman and flung her arms around her. In this moment, it didn’t matter that they had never shared such familiar displays of affection. Lexie had been an adult then. Lina had barely left behind the wheel aids of teenagedom.

“You’re really here”, she said, feeling relief and dread at the same time. The stakes were high. Almost too high. And yet, the waiting was over. It was finally over – and Lina appreciated that the sign for just that had come in the form of one Alexandra Summers.
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Lexie always had trouble reading Lina, the girl had a natural resistance towards empathic and telepathic abilities, but she got a whiff of relief. The emotion probably running really strong for Lexie to be able to pick up on it. Which made her wonder why, what had happened to Lina? And how long had the woman been here? She was not that barely not teenager that she had left behind.

“What’s finally happening?” Lexie asked, frowning slightly as she didn’t quite understand, and she didn’t want to be rude and just sift through Lina’s thoughts. It wasn’t polite, as her father used to tell her. And then she remembered that she couldn’t even if she tried really hard. Hell, putting the girl into one of Lexie’s relays had been a challenge on its own.

And then Lina was hugging her, and Lexie froze for an instant. She never let people touch her, the intake of emotions was so much stronger when she touched people, but it seemed that Lina needed it. She waited, but nothing happened. No heightened emotions, so, Lexie wrapped her arms around the other woman and hugged her back. Hadn’t she been wanting a hug herself just moments ago?

“I am here.” Lexie agreed, frowning slightly when that whiff of relief got mixed with some dread. “What’s going on Lina?” She asked softly, pulling gently away from the hug so she could look at the other woman.

“I shouldn’t be able to read you but you’re broadcasting…” Tilting her head, this close Lexie could see it even better that Lina had aged. “And how come you look like, what… seven years older?”

She dropped her hands, not feeling very comfortable holding on to someone she wasn’t that familiar with.

“So, what’s finally happening?” She asked again, still puzzled.
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