The Suburbs.   Posted by The Editor.Group: 0
The Editor
 GM, 295 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 02:27
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"She's my caretaker," Dr. Harrison said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 532 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 07:34
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"Okay," said Xavier.  "So... how are you getting along?"  So awkward...
The Editor
 GM, 296 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 20:42
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"I have no complaints," Dr. Harrison said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 533 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 22:00
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"Good, good," said Xavier.  He sighed.

"...is there a way to say 'I'm sorry that my mutant sibling bit your legs off' that doesn't sound stupid?" he finally asked.
The Editor
 GM, 297 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 01:07
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"Were you expecting me to be holding a grudge against you for that?" Dr. Harrison asked.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 534 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 02:11
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Xavier sighed.

"Not... not really, no.  It's not like I made any of that happen.  It's just...

"...I guess I'm mad at me about it.  I didn't know how to face you after what happened."
The Editor
 GM, 298 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 02:55
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"Well, I was angry at you as well for a good long time,"  Dr. Harrison said. "But I eventually realized it wasn't doing me any good, so I let it go."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 535 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 04:26
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"That's fair," said Xavier with a sigh.  "It's... it's hard to explain.  I had to try things.  I mean, in one way, I'm not different from my sibling, or from the other cousins that are still out there.  We all came from the same place.  But... Ah, I don't know.  Sometimes, I guess you make your choices, you make your mistakes, and then you have to live with that and go forward."
The Editor
 GM, 299 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 05:42
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"That is what life is," Dr. Harrison said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 536 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 06:20
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"Yeah, pretty much," said Xavier.  "And now I'm hanging out trying to figure out why weird extradimensional imps were trying to steal occult books and toxic chemicals, in case I thought my life was normal before now."
The Editor
 GM, 300 posts
Thu 1 Oct 2015
at 18:49
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"It goes along with the profession you chose," Dr. Harrison said. "At least you haven't been replace by a clone yet."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 537 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2015
at 07:39
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Xavier had to laugh at that.

"Yeah, no, that might be bad.  I already have nightmares that there's more products of my dad's crazy program out there that we never found."

And that was a terrifying thought, because so many of them had been remotely sane.
The Editor
 GM, 301 posts
Fri 2 Oct 2015
at 08:17
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"It's possible," Dr. Harrison said. "And you may feel responsible for whatever they do, but I want you to understand that it's neither your fault or responsibility. Your father's sins are his alone."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 538 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 21:34
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"I guess," said Xavier.  "He can't clean up after himself any more, though.  That's always been my job."
The Editor
 GM, 302 posts
Sat 3 Oct 2015
at 22:12
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"His sins aren't yours," Dr. Harrison said. "You may want to clean up after him, but it's not solely your responsibility."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 539 posts
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 19:23
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"Maybe not," said Xavier.  "Maybe.  I guess getting help is fine.  I'm still the most qualified, though.  Practice, you know?"
The Editor
 GM, 303 posts
Sun 4 Oct 2015
at 20:59
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"I hear you're running around with a few other costumed folks these days," Dr. Harrison said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 540 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 00:07
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"Got a couple friends, yeah," said Xavier.  "...I do think they'd help me if we had another outbreak."
The Editor
 GM, 304 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 00:31
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Suddenly there as a ding.

"Ah, looks like it's done," Dr. Harrison said. "One moment."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 541 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 02:13
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"Sure thing," said Xavier.
The Editor
 GM, 305 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 03:03
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"Hmm. Strange...," Dr. Harrison said. "It appears that the compound is a powerful mutagen."
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 542 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 06:09
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"...Damn, I thought I was done with that," groaned Xavier.  "I caught the guy who was using that!"
The Editor
 GM, 306 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 06:15
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"It's not like the world's lacking people that would want to use it," Dr. Harrison said.
Carapace (Xavier Morales)
 player, 543 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 07:03
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"Yeah, figures," said Xavier.  "Except that this time, it wasn't just people.  It was some kind of creature, maybe the same kind that was trying to steal a book of magic.  That's pretty weird, y'know?  You figure normally it's science or magic..."
The Editor
 GM, 307 posts
Mon 5 Oct 2015
at 07:17
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"I can't help you there," Dr. Harrison said. "Magic's out of my area of expertise."