[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)   Posted by Aeternitas.Group: 0
Aeternitas
 GM, 162 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 6 Oct 2016
at 23:11
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)



This is the thread for 聲gel and Tamera's first date, on the afternoon of Saturday, September fifth.

Dennis Jade
 NPC, 49 posts
 Driver
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 18:46
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Dennis is driving with one hand on the wheel, and has just finished explaining that he'll call right before he comes to pick them up at nine, so even if they've wandered pretty far from the restaurant, he can find them.

"Does that sound good to you two? Do you have any questions about the city?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 308 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 18:52
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Sounds good Dennis," 聲gel replies. "I know the local communities were told about the school. What are the local feelings about the school and our presence Is there any place we should avoid?"
Dennis Jade
 NPC, 50 posts
 Driver
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 18:58
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Durango is a big place, nobody will make any assumptions about where you're from if you don't attract attention to yourselves. I don't think our school even made the news over here, to be honest."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 241 posts
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 19:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy, who is wearing a white and green dress that ccompletely bares her shoulders and seems to be delighting in 聲gel's response to it, throws out the comment, "We made the gossip section, but they seemed more interested in making Doctor Henningsen look like a rich eccentric than doing any research."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 309 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 19:37
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel is wearing a pair of dark grey jeans with a light blue short sleeved polo shirt. Instead of his usual sneakers, he's wearing well polished leather combat boots. An old fashioned watch on his left wrist and a heavy silver chain necklace with a silver cross finish his ensemble.

"Good, I don't mind people knowing I'm a mutant but I'd rather avoid excess attention today," he says. "Hey Dennis, I was talking to Calvin yesterday and I have a few of questions for you that came up.

"First off, do you teach judo? I'd like to learn a softer combat style than boxing. Something that lets me take down an attacker without hurting him.

"Second, is it possible for me to use the car myself? Or would I need to get my own car or motorcycle? I do have my license including motorcycle certification.

"And finally, and Tammy, this question is for you as well. He recommended that I try meditation to help with my anger issues. Could one of you help me give that a try?"

Dennis Jade
 NPC, 51 posts
 Driver
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 19:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I don't know Judo, but yea, I can teach you some things. As for the car, it's school property, so our insurance won't cover it. I do know somebody who was looking to sell a nice bike a couple months ago, so I can check with him for you. You'll need a job though man, on my salary, there's no way I could spot you that much," Dennis says, keeping his eyes on the road.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 242 posts
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 19:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I guess I'll like, cover the meditation, then," Tammy says, "I don't think I'm hella good at it or anything, but I do it every day, so I think I can help. Have you ever tried it before?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 310 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 20:35
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Dennis, even if you could spot me that much, I wouldn't want you to," he says. "I cleared getting a job with Dr. H., so now I'm looking for one. Pretty much willing to do whatever but would love a job helping out in an auto body shop or garage. Heck, I could work in a warehouse doing some heavy lifting."

He Tammy a warm smile. "Thanks. I've never tried meditation but from what I've read, it sounds kind of like how I used to get working the speed bag. Or around mile five or six of a good run. Just with a lot less sweating or movement."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 243 posts
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 21:00
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy giggles, "Most people fall asleep the first time they're really getting somewhere with it, myself included. Maybe we'll find a nice park to sit in after we have lunch? I've always found it easier to relax when I'm surrounded by living things, even though I love the city."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 311 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 21:36
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel chuckles. "So, basically, you're suggesting a siesta in the park. Sounds good to me. I didn't spend a lot of time in parks, but I always loved it when I did."
Aeternitas
 GM, 186 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 21:54
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
I think that's everything you wanted to cover in the car, right? Did you want to do the lunch scene as well, or skip to after it?
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 312 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 22:07
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
That covers the car discussion. We can skip past lunch. I assume Tammy and 聲gel can make it through a nice lunch without problems. :)
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 244 posts
Sat 8 Oct 2016
at 23:11
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
As they leave the restaurant, Tammy sighs happily and continues speaking in Spanish without thinking much of it, since the wait staff all spoke better Spanish than English, [Spanish] "I'm so full... I didn't know nachos even came in that big of a bowl. We should come here again! I want to try the fajitas next time."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 314 posts
 Unbreakable
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 19:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
[Spanish] "We'll have to make a point of it! The fajitas did look good but I think I'll try the spinach enchiladas. But next time, I'd like to try something new," he says as they walk. "What did you want to do next? We could spend some time in the park or you mentioned a train ride."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 245 posts
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 19:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy whips out her phone and starts tapping on it, "Hrmmm... That train is hella far away, so like, let's find a closer spot to sit and digest."

In less than a minute, she's grinning up at 聲gel and holding her phone so he can see the screen, "There's a little park not far from here, and you can see benches in the satellite photo."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 316 posts
 Unbreakable
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 20:32
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Sounds perfect," he says cheerfully. "But the satellite photo thing is kinda creepy. How often does it take those photos?"

As the walk toward the park, 聲gel is obviously far more relaxed than Tammy's seen him before. He nods in greeting to other pedestrians as they pass.

"Yeah, I think getting a job is going higher on my priority list. I would love a car or motorcycle of my own. I mean, Dennis is nice and all, but I hate having to always ask him to drive us places."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 246 posts
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 20:40
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera snickers softly but never-the-less gloms onto 聲gels arm.

"The motorcycle sounds more fun but potentially awkward. Like, what am I going to do, sit in front of you, and try to not let my skirt fly up over our faces? Sit behind you and not be able to see anything?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 317 posts
 Unbreakable
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 20:50
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Point, and my weight would be an issue for a motorcycle as well," he says sadly. "Wait, a Ural with sidecar might work. I'd still have to install stronger shocks to deal with my weight," he sighs.

"But a car or truck is probably a better idea. After all, once I start looking at a motorcycle that would work, the cost starts to rival a car. And the weather here is probably not the most motorcycle friendly."

He falls silent for a bit. As they walk, he glances down at her with a smile.

"You know," he says cheerfully after a bit. "I think I'll let the future worry about itself for a while. We're here together and I'm going to enjoy that. Hopefully you do as well."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 247 posts
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 20:58
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy giggles, "You'll figure something out but yea, motorcycles in the snow is probably not very fun. Just, like, don't look at me if you don't feel like driving. I have no idea how those things work at all. I take public transit or walk everywhere. I suppose that wouldn't cut it down in LA, huh?"

She checks her phone and points across the street, signaling a change of direction to 聲gel.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 318 posts
 Unbreakable
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 21:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"For the most part I used buses or my feet to get around. It's not cool but it worked. My abuelo has a truck he uses for parts runs and stuff for the garage. It was one of the few ways I got away from home since my change." He turns as she indicates and after checking for traffic, crosses the street.

"But here, the school is so out of the way, public transportation isn't an option. I suspect that's probably at the military's request. I know you trust Dr. H., as do I to some extent, but he admitted to me, there are other people behind the school. Things he's keeping from us so we don't worry about them.

"And again, we're drifting away from what's important right now. You, me, and our date. So, is there anything silly you've always wanted to do but never did for some reason?"

Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 248 posts
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 21:32
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy seems to give this serious thought, emitting multiple varieties of "hrm" noises.

Then she just shrugs, "Not really. If I want to do something I tend to just do it. Like, one time I decided I wanted to have green hair for some reason that I don't even remember. I was like, seven. So my best friend and constant co-conspirator Mariposa bought some Kool-Aid packets that we expected to be green, we mixed it up really thick and dipped our hair into it and let it sit for a while. It worked, actually! But like, it wasn't a very good green, and I was kinda glad that it washed out. Mom was not amused."

Tammy snickers some more, "Dad just laughed, though, mostly because I was very upset that the colour was bad and I was seven or something, so like, I wasn't handling it in a very mature fashion."

She grins at him and says, "I still tend to do things on impulse, but like, I screw it up a lot less, and my impulses are a bit more serious than temporary hair dye. Like asking you out."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 319 posts
 Unbreakable
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 22:14
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
He laughs at her story. "That's cool. I've never been one to act on impulse. I tend to think things through and worry and stuff. Asking you to go to church was probably the most impulsive thing I've ever done. Well, the most impulsive thing not out of anger."

He smiles and continues. "Not that I didn't get into trouble. Far from it. But I was usually dragged down by one of my cousins. When I was fourteen, Xalvadora wanted to go trick or treating as Mina Harker with me as Dracula. She mixed red food coloring with Karo syrup for the blood. I spent the next week or so with pink splotches on my face and hands.

"By the way, I'm glad you asked me out. I would have probably taken a couple of weeks to come up with the right way to do it."

Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 249 posts
Sun 9 Oct 2016
at 22:24
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"That's what I figured. And then I figured I would say yes. So I just asked you to save us the time, really, it's not like we're immortal," Tammy says with a lopsided sort of grin.

She looks at her phone again quickly, and then ahead of them and quietly says, "I think the benches are occupied. A man sitting next to a woman and... Aw, they have a baby. And a man is sleeping on the other one."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 320 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 18:25
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"We could sit on the ground, but then your dress would get dirty," he says. "Or we keep walking and find another park or just look around the city. I'm kind of enjoying hearing traffic noise again. It's too quiet in the mansion at night."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 250 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 18:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"No joke dude, I went and downloaded an app that plays city noise and play it softly when I go to bed," Tammy says.

Sure enough, about a minute later, they come in sight of the small park and there are two benches. One is occupied by a young couple with a stroller, and the other has an elderly homeless man sleeping on it.

Tammy looks around the park and then points to one of the two trees and says, "Let's sit over there."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 321 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 18:57
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"As you wish," he says with a smile. "You're making a smart phone sound really appealing. But I'll stick with something cheap once I have a job so I can save up for a vehicle. I jumped through the hoops to get my license, so I'd like to use it."

He goes to the spot she indicated and clears away trash or other debris. "I wish I had thought to bring a blanket or something to sit on."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 251 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 19:08
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Hurry up and seduce me, then you can also listen to it," Tamy says with an impish grin.

More seriously, she points at the grass and says, "It looks dry right there, and you can lean back against the tree."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 324 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 20:43
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel laughs in surprise at Tammy's comment. He blushes brightly enough for it to be visible even with his coloration. He sits down where indicated and leans against the tree.

"My abuelo would love you," he says. "He thinks humor keeps people on their toes. 'Gotta think fast in life 聲gel,' he's always saying." He chuckles again. "Then he'd probably smack me upside the head for thinking to long about that idea."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 252 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 20:53
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy wiggles her eyebrows at him then giggles some more, before she spins in place, holding her skirt down so she doesn't flash anything unintended, and unceremoniously drops into his lap, facing the same direction.

"My dad is like that. He likes to say, 'If you laugh, you can handle it, no matter how ugly it happens to be,' and stuff like that. He plays a lot of pranks on his colleagues, and of course they return the favour," she says, snuggling up against 聲gel.


"You're so warm."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 326 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 21:26
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
When she drops into his lab, 聲gel tenses up briefly. He wraps his arms around her gently. "Thanks, I think."

He relaxes as he breathes. "You smell nice," he whispers to her. "I hope that didn't sound creepy."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 253 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 21:42
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Not when we're sitting like this, but I'm not wearing any perfume or anything," she says with a shrug.

"Hey, 聲gel? I'm going to teach you a neat trick, okay? To start with you just need to like, lay your head back and close your eyes."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 327 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 21:54
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Oh, meditation," 聲gel says. "I guess if it works with this much distraction, it'll work on my anger."

He leans his head back and closes his eyes. "Head back and eyes closed. What next?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 254 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 22:02
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"You never know, I could totally have been setting you up for a surprise smooch," Tammy says coyly, then without giving him time to respond she says, "Next you just breath. Deep, slow breathes. The whole 'empty your mind' thing is just Hollywood bullcrap. You will have thoughts. Everybody has thoughts. But try not to engage with them. Just let them do their own thing and flow on out of your head at their own pace."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 329 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 22:34
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Without opening his eyes, he smiles and says, "Is it bad that I'm a bit sad that's not what you were doing? But fine, I'll breath."

She can feel him take a slow deep breath and slowly let it out again. And then another slow deep breath. Given his amazing level of fitness, his resting heart rate drops quickly and he breathing slows further.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 255 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 23:03
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"And just like that, you're making a passable attempt at meditating. Unless, like, your thoughts are all a mess and you're interacting with them, and just not showing it on your face," Tammy says.

She shifts slightly and lays her head against his shoulder, and in seemingly no time at all her breathing has matched his.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:21, Mon 10 Oct 2016.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 330 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 23:30
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"What counts as all a mess?" he asks. "For the most part my thoughts are all focused on one topic. But I'm just letting them flow. This is actually surprisingly relaxing and exciting at the same time."

He chuckles softly. "You do know I've never had a woman or girl this close to me ever. Well, except for family and they don't count."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 256 posts
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 23:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera snickers, "I bet they are. But that's fine by me.  You're totally allowed to think of nothing but me for as long as you like!"

Then she yawns and more quietly says, "I'm going to fall asleep at this rate. I'm sure you noticed I haven't quite had as much energy on our morning runs the last couple of days. That's because I keep waking up in the middle of the night."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 331 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 10 Oct 2016
at 23:53
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Is something wrong?" he asks quietly concern evident in his tone. She can feel him tense up slightly. "Why are you waking up?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 257 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 00:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
She shifts again, nuzzling her way closer to his neck, "Just bad dreams. That wasn't the first time I've been flung through the air and collided with something hard, you know. I'm sure they'll go away pretty soon. I freak out when a car or bus is headed right at me, too, but that so rarely happens it's hardly worth mentioning. It's something you should know, though, since we're dating now and all that stuff."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 332 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 00:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"That terrible," he says as he shifts slightly so she's more comfortable. "Thanks for letting me know. If you need a nap, feel free. Or you know, what ever."

She can feel his breathing speed up a bit. His heart rate is rising as well.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 258 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 00:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy giggles, "Or I could keep teasing you for a while."

To prove her point, she blows lightly on his neck.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 333 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 00:48
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
He laughs shaking Tammy a bit. "Okay, you got me," he says. Once he stops laughing, he asks quietly, "Did you want me to keep trying to meditate or not?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 259 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 00:55
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
She laughs as well, then just shrugs before she sits up a bit, turning sideways so she can look at his face and push herself up with a hand on his chest. Then she starts to say, "That's up to you, but..."

Then she blinks a few times and turns to look off to the side.

"Huh... There's another mutant coming this way, and she seems pretty agitated."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 334 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 01:00
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Can you see her yet?" he asks softly as he sits up a bit. "We should probably get up just in case. If there's trouble, stay behind me and call Dennis."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 260 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 01:04
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"She's flying, and kind of small..."

Tammy points suddenly, "THERE!"
Aeternitas
 GM, 194 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 01:06
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Less than a second after Tammy points to the approaching mutant, a blur of feathers and what might be jeans and a jacket rises over a bush and snatches the young lady with a babies purse, before ascending more and rapidly passing overhead.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 335 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 01:13
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lifting Tammy along the way, 聲gel stands up. He growls faintly as the other mutant flies with the purse. "Can you track her?" he asks Tammy.

Without really waiting for her answer, he moves over to the couple. "Ma'am, are you alright?"

Edit: Fixed a typo.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:39, Tue 11 Oct 2016.

Aeternitas
 GM, 196 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:18
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"We're fine," the frightened woman manages to say after a moment.

"I guess we'll have to cancel all your cards," her husband starts to say with a sigh and then curses loudly, "The cash! We had a bunch of cash in there."

The homeless man wakes up, startled and confused, sitting up and looking around.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 261 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy valiantly attempts to retain some dignity in this situation by wrapping her arms around 聲gels neck and hauling herself to a semblance of a proper "princess carry." She taps him on the shoulder and points, "I saw her go that way."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 337 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:33
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
As Tammy holds on, 聲gel supports her holding her safely. "Ma'am, I'll do my best to get your purse back."

With that, 聲gel takes off running in the direction Tammy indicated. "Can you still sense her? Purse snatching is just low. I hope we can help that couple."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 262 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:39
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Babe, my range is measured in miles, I got this... Actually, slow down before you wreck your boots!" she says, clinging a little tighter as he starts running again.
Aeternitas
 GM, 198 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:43
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lemme get three AGI checks from you, 聲gel.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 339 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 02:47
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
18:45, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 15,12,13 using 1d20+2,1d20+2,1d20+2 with rolls of 13,10,11.  Agility Checks x3.

With Tammy's reminder that he's wearing his good boots, 聲gel slows down a bit. "If I can get her purse back, it's worth the sacrifice."
Aeternitas
 GM, 199 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 20:10
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel finds that he can follow Tamera's directions easily enough, but they don't seem to be gaining on the feathered purse snatcher...
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 263 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 20:12
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy suddenly starts tapping on 聲gel's shoulder as she says, "Stop! Stop!... She stopped. I think she wore herself out... Let's try being quiet. And like, as nice as this is, would you put me down?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 340 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 20:22
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Ah, yeah, sorry," he says sheepishly. He puts her down gently. "I'll try to be quiet."

He will continue following her directions toward the purse snatching mutant.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 264 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 17:03
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy grins up at him briefly and leads the way. After a couple of minutes, she turns and gestures at him, then points down a side alley before making a gesture that loops back from there in the direction they were headed before.

Or in other words, she wants him to go around the other side.


A Stealth / Agility roll, please and thank you.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 355 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 18:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Angel nods and makes his way around to the other side. He moves as quietly as he can and stays low to avoid being seen.

OOC Okay, at some point the dice roller is going to turn on me.
  10:48, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 16 using 1d20+2 with rolls of 14.  Agility.

Aeternitas
 GM, 207 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 19:03
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel is able to get a decent look at the perpetrator. If Tammy hadn't been saying "she" this whole time, he wouldn't have been able to tell: the girl in front if him has to be no older than twelve at the absolute oldest, and is dressed in downright filthy jeans and a similarly distressed vest. Considering that her mutation seems to have replaced her arms with feathery wings and that her legs have the rough scaly texture common to birds and end in five wicked looking talons, there probably isn't much else that even fits her.

She's sitting on her rump with her legs splayed out before her, panting heavily for breath. As he watches, she starts to to fiddle with the purse, carefully hooking a talon on the main zipper and pulling it open.

On the other side, he notices Tammy, wearing her carefully neutral face as she peeks around the corner. She sticks out her hand with all of her fingers splayed wide, and then starts folding them down one per second or so to count down...

Make any roll you think is appropriate. 聲gel's intuition is that Tammy will scare the thief and send her running right into his grasp if he doesn't suggest an alternative somehow.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 356 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 19:48
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Angel nods to Tammy. He gets ready to grab the young mutant. When she flees, he quickly grabs her. If he gets hold of her, he says, "Calm down, I'm not going to hurt you. And you're not going to hurt me."

11:46, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 18 using 1d20+5.  Grab.
Aeternitas
 GM, 208 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:28
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
To 聲gel's chagrin, the struggling harpy girl flails, kicks, and screams before finally dropping the bag and slashing his arm with her talons before finally giving up from sheer exhaustion.

She leaves thin red marks down the length of his forearm, which sting much like papercuts.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 265 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:30
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy secures the bag first, swinging it over her shoulder as she backs away. When the harpy girl finally gives out, however, she approaches cautiously.

"She shouldn't be stealing, but now that I get a good look at her, I can't be mad," she comments more to herself than anyone else.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 357 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Okay, ouch, that stings," he says to her. "You've got some sharp talons."

He looks over at Tammy. "Tammy, could you recover the purse? We'll want to return it. I suspect our young friend here could use some food and a place to sleep." He steps away from the purse as he talks to make sure Tammy isn't hit by a random talon.

He looks down at the young mutant he's holding. "As I said, we're not going to hurt you. We're mutants like you. And I'm sure things are hard for you right now, but stealing is wrong.

"I'm Angel. That's Tammy,"
he nods in Tammy's direction at this. "What's your name?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 209 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The harpy girl doesn't answer - she's too busy just breathing in great gulps of air as fast as she can. Her eyes have closed and she's more or less completely limp in his hands.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 266 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:43
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"She's completely worn out... Let me try something," Tammy says, stepping closer and gently placing her hand on the harpy girl's head.

Thin tendrils of cotton candy sunlight drift from Tamera's hand and into the girl, causing her breathing to slow considerably. 聲gel soon realizes that she's asleep.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 359 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Angel does his best to shift his hold on her. He doesn't want to hurt her or let her hurt herself.

"Tammy, why don't you give Dennis a call? At this point I'd say our date is over. We need to return the purse and deal with her. And at some point I'll need to get these scratches cleaned."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 267 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 20:48
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy grins at him with exaggerated faux smugness and says, "Let me see."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 360 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 21:00
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Be careful, her talons are sharp. I suspect she could easily kill someone with them," he says. "My arms are covered in little paper cuts. Oh, is she okay? I'm trying not to hurt her."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 268 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 21:06
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"You haven't, so don't worry about it. I put her to sleep for a bit, and she'll probably be like, groggy and stuff when she does wake up. And now for your arm," she says, reaching out and setting her fingertips onto his skin with the barest of touches.

Warmth and the thin golden mist flow out of her hand, and when it fades the cuts are completely gone.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 361 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 21:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Angel gives Tammy an amazed smile. "Okay, that's awesome!"

With his scratches healed and the young mutant asleep, he shifts his hold on her. He holds her like someone carrying a young child. "Let's return the purse. You should still call Dennis, we should have him pick us up. Hopefully Dr. H. can help her."

He starts walking back in the direction of the park. "And there is one more thing I'd like to do if we can. Tony never got his carne asada fries and I'm sure he's as tired of pizza as I am. Could we pick up some carry out for him?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 269 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 22:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy chuckles softly and shakes her head, "You're always in such a rush. You and some of the other boys. I'll call Dennis after we take the purse back. He didn't go far, but I don't think he wants to be bothered already."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 362 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 22:06
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Okay, I'm just worried about the reaction she's going to get. After the stories Emily told us, I don't want a child going through anything like that. And I doubt the police can handle her without someone getting hurt."

He slows down, but doesn't stop walking. "If you think I'm over reacting, let me know. I'm quite willing to follow your lead here."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 270 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 22:59
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy shakes her head before moving to his side and putting her hands on his arm as they walk, "I don't think you're overreacting, but you are getting ahead of yourself a bit. Let's work through this thing one step at a time, okay? And the first step is giving the lady her purse back."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 363 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 23:16
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"As you wish," he says softly. "Sorry, I feel like I should be jumping into action. But you're right. One thing at a time. First we return the purse."

He walks quietly next to her for a bit. "How long do you think she'll sleep?" he asks finally.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 271 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 23:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Not too long. Maybe an hour or two. She seems to be malnourished, too, so she almost passed out on her own as it is. And whatever else happens, she's getting a bath. If we hadn't eaten first, I would have lost my appetite," Tammy says, making a face suitable for someone having discovered offal in their soup or something.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 364 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 23:33
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Given her change, I doubt she's been welcome anywhere. I understand why she's stealing, but it's wrong," he says with a bit of uncertainty. "Don't mistake me, the way she's had to live is also wrong. And trust me, I'm aware of the odor. I need a shower when we get back."

He goes silent for a bit more then he asks, "Are there animal mutants? Or just humans? Blake and Tony both mutated and now look like human-animal hybrids. Are there animals that have done the reverse?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 272 posts
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 23:55
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I've never heard of anything like that and like, so far they haven't found an animal with an X-gene except humans," Tammy says with a shrug.


Feel free to post that we're back at the park whenever you're done talking to Tammy.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 365 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 00:51
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Angel nods in understanding but remains silent. As they draw near the park, he says, "Hopefully the couple is still there."

With that they make it to the park.
Aeternitas
 GM, 210 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 16:00
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
As it so happens, the couple is not only still present, but they are talking to a police officer who has a rather incredulous expression upon his face. All three of the adults turn to look when the husband points towards 聲gel.

When they get closer, the wife says, "What is that thing? Did you kill it?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 366 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 17:58
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"We recovered your purse," 聲gel says. He holds the young mutant so they can get a better look at her. "And she is a young girl who happens to be a mutant. And, no, I didn't murder her, she's asleep, not dead."

He glances at Tammy and nods to the woman as if to say, 'give her the purse.' Then turns his attention to the cop. "Officer, how do we proceed from here?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 273 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera, wearing her carefully neutral expression, presents the lady with her purse, and keeps her mouth shut.
Aeternitas
 GM, 212 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:09
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The lady takes her purse back graciously enough and starts checking it thoroughly for missing items and damage.

The police officer sighs and shakes his head, "Well if everything is all right Miss, that will be that. Taking a creature back to the lockup is only going to give us all a headache."

"It looks like everything is still here," the lady says, "Can't you do something about that freak, though? It's just going to rob someone else, or worse! Look at those claws! What if it attacked my baby or something!?"

The police officer makes a placating gesture, "Now Ma'am, I understand your concern, but I can't arrest somebody on the grounds of 'what if' or something."

The husband puts his arm over the ladies shoulders and says, "Give it a rest, dear. We got the purse back, didn't we?."

Then he looks to 聲gel and Tamera and says, "Thank you both. How about we give you a little something for your bravery, let's see..."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 367 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:29
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel shakes his head. "No reward is needed. Theft is wrong. We just wanted to help."

He looks back at the woman. "Ma'am I will do what I can to keep you and your family safe. This young girl is malnourished, unwashed, and alone. Her theft seems to have been an act of desperation, not malice."
Aeternitas
 GM, 213 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:40
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The wife makes a 'tsch' sound and starts to say something...
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 274 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"You do know that your child could be a mutant too, don't you?" Tamera interjects.

聲gel notices that her fist is clenched at her side.
Aeternitas
 GM, 214 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The lady recoils and insists, "That's ridiculous. Do we look like the kind of people to have some drug baby freak?"

Her husband firmly plants the palm of his hand over his face.

The police officer shifts his stance slightly and watches the exchange.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 368 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 18:56
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Tammy," 聲gel begins. Then the woman speaks up again. He turns his attention from Tammy to the woman.

"Drug baby freak?" he repeats in a cold tone. "What are you saying? All mutants are drug baby freaks? You think their parents are all drug addicts? You think my parents were drug addicts?"

He pauses just long enough to take a deep breath. "No, you don't look like a drug addict. Drug addicts look like human beings." He forces himself to stop there. He looks away from the woman and turns back to the officer.

"Sir, unless you need a statement from us, we'll head out."
Aeternitas
 GM, 215 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The husband just sighs and says, "Sorry. Thank you again," before he physically insists that his wife turn around and start walking back to the bench they were sitting on.

The police officer snickers and says, "You're free to go."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 275 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:04
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy scowls vehemently as she follows 聲gel wherever he goes next.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 369 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:17
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Actually officer, I have a couple of questions," 聲gel says. "Has there been reports of a missing girl in her early teens? This girl didn't come out of nowhere."

Assuming his answer is negative, 聲gel continues. "I'm going to take her to the new school. We'll try to track down her family, but if someone does come looking for her, could you direct them our way? And, just in case, do you have a card or something in case we need to contact you?"

Once he has his answers, he starts walking away from the park. "I'm not staying anywhere near her," he says to Tammy. "So, step one complete. What's next?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 216 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The officer has no information for 聲gel, but gives him his card anyway.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 276 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:23
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Besides finding a quiet place to be while I calm down because I have never wanted to punch someone so badly in my whole life?" she says wryly.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 370 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:37
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
He chuckles. "Now you know how I feel almost all the time," 聲gel says with a faint smile. "She made me angry, but didn't kick in my fight response. Her husband's response help me control my temper. And, holding the little one here sort of kept me focused on protecting her."

He walks quietly for a bit then, "But, yeah, once you're calmed down. What do you think we should do next? She needs a bath and I'm rapidly in need of one as well. She also needs some food. And we should get her to the school. The order of those may need to change a bit."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 277 posts
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I suppose we should, like, deal with the food bit first. And if we get some and find a nice place to rest, maybe when she wakes up she can tell us something," Tammy says with a sigh, then whips out her phone and pulls up a map of the local area again.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 371 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 13 Oct 2016
at 20:56
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Hopefully she's willing to talk," he says. "Our initial interaction was less then peaceful."

聲gel watches as she researches the local area.
Aeternitas
 GM, 219 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 03:52
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Uhm, excuse me? Can I talk to you for a moment?" a man says as he comes out onto the sidewalk after 聲gel and Tammy pass the place he was apparently hiding.

It's the homeless man from before.

"Is the Lil' Bird there alright?" he says, pointing at the sleeping harpy girl.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 372 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 16:46
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel takes a closer look at the man but responds almost immediately. "She's unharmed, just sleeping. Do you know her?" he asks.
Aeternitas
 GM, 221 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 17:02
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Well, sort of," he confesses, "I've seen her around a lot, and people gossip, you know. Most of us try to keep an eye out for her, ya know, 'cause she's just a kid."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 373 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 18:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Yeah, she is that. Do you know where she came from? I want to get her someplace where she'll be safe and be able to learn to deal with her change," he replies. "I'm 聲gel, this is Tammy. Thanks for looking out for Lil' Bird."

He holds out his right hand to the man. "I don't have money, but if I can ever help you out, try to get word to me, okay?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 224 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:03
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Everybody just calls me Jonesy," the man says, shaking 聲gel's hand, "Near as I can tell, she's been out here longer than I have, and I lost my house in that whole load of crap the bankers pulled a few years ago. She might have just been out here always. You want to do something for me, just take her far away from this place, somewhere she'll be treated right."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 278 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:05
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy reaches into her bag and pulls out her wallet, "I have some money, though. Please take this and enjoy a hot meal."

She just pulls out the entire stack of cash she had in there and holds it out to Jonesy.
Aeternitas
 GM, 225 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 19:06
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Thank you very kindly, Miss Tammy," he says as he accepts the gift.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 374 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 20:31
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I'm glad to have met you Jonesy," he says warmly. "But I'm serious, if I can ever help you, please let me know." He starts to turn away, but stops with one last question, "Oh, are there many mutants among the local homeless communities?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 226 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 21:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Erm, there's a few, but they mostly stick to themselves. Most that I've seen are teenagers or young adults, like you two, but a couple of them are kids, and they're all like Lil' Bird here," he says.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 375 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 21:31
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Thanks again Jonsey. I'll see if I can get some resources aimed this way," 聲gel says sadly. "I wish I could do more, but I don't even have a job yet. Hopefully I'll see you around."

Unless Jonsey or Tammy has something else, he turns and begins walking in the general direction of the Mexican place where they had lunch. "Thanks for giving him that cash Tammy," he says softly to her as they walk. "I wish I had something to give him."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 279 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 22:02
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I'd have given it to him anyway," Tammy says with a shrug.

Then she points and says, "There's a bench we can sit on. She should wake up soon, so how about I run and grab something for her, while you sit there and wait?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 376 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 22:08
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Sure thing," he says as he begins walking to the bench. "If she wakes up before you get back, I'll try to keep her calm."

He sits on the bench to wait for Tammy's return. While waiting he continues to hold the young mutant as comfortably as he can. If she starts stirring, he makes sure she doesn't escape easily.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 280 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 23:35
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera returns after about twenty minutes, carrying the carton of a happy meal and a soda in her hands.

"She's not up yet, huh? Jeez... I hope I didn't like, overdo it," Tammy says as she sits next to 聲gel.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:35, Fri 14 Oct 2016.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 377 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 23:42
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
As Tammy returns, 聲gel gives her a warm smile. "She was exhausted before you did your whammy. Add to that her malnourished state, I'm not surprised her body's taking advantage of a chance to rest. But let me try to wake her up."

He gives the young mutant a gentle shake. "Hey there little lady, time to wake up. Tammy has some food for you," he says to her at his normal speaking volume. If that doesn't get her to stir, he repeats himself a bit louder.
Aeternitas
 GM, 227 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 23:47
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
This provokes some grumbling in her sleep, with a brief shifting of limbs, but not wakefulness.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 281 posts
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 23:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy opens the meal she bought, draws out the hamburger and unwraps it partially, and hands it to 聲gel with an amused grin, "Let's see if the smell of this does the trick."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 378 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 14 Oct 2016
at 23:57
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel takes the hamburger with a chuckle, "That should do the trick. The smell of food should go straight to her stomach."

He waves the partially unwrapped hamburger near the girl's face. "Tammy brought you a nice hamburger. Wake up."
Aeternitas
 GM, 228 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 00:01
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The harpy girl sniffs in her sleep, then licks her lips, before finally opening her eyes. For a split second, she panics, fluttering her wings and flailing her legs. But then she realizes that she is not, in fact, restrained. Then she looks at 聲gel in confusion, before her eyes turn on the hamburger with a clear longing, and back at 聲gel again with confusion.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 379 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 00:07
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Take it, it's for you," he says in a calm tone. "I'm 聲gel. This is Tammy. And, that's your hamburger. If I put you down, will you stay here and eat?"
Aeternitas
 GM, 229 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 00:14
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Her gaze follows 聲gels words as he mentions Tammy and then the hamburger, before turning back to him. There's a blankness in her stare, a lack of understanding, then she looks back at the offered food. Slowly, tentatively, her eyes darting back and forth between 聲gel and the hamburger, she moves one of her feet up and takes hold of it with surprising dexterity, before giving him one last look and then snatching the food to her mouth and greedily devouring it.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 282 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 00:16
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy watches in silence, and then can't help but burst into giggles as the harpy child starts to eat.

"You're going to choke if you eat it that fast. Ease up, and have some soda to wash it down," she says, presenting Lil' Bird with the paper cup, straw first.
Aeternitas
 GM, 230 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 00:17
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
This the child grasps with her other foot, and also voraciously consumes.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 380 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:04
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"She seems to have a good appetite at least," he says. "I'm just not sure how much she understood of what I said."

He watches her eat silently. He waits for her to begin paying more attention to them than the food.
Lil Bird
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:43
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I heard ya," the harpy girl manages between swallowing one mouthful and going for another.

She polishes off the burger in less than a minute flat and tosses the wrapper on the ground before sighing happily.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 381 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Who are you? Where's your family?" he asks.
Lil Bird
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:51
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Everybody just calls me Lil Bird or Bird, and I don't got a family," she says, looking at 聲gel and Tammy more closely.

"Hey, did you get fries?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 283 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 01:52
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy gets up and retrieves the litter without a comment.

"I did. Why don't you sit between us while we talk?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 382 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 02:30
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Yes, please sit down while we talk," 聲gel says. He puts the young mutant down on the bench between them. He watches her as he releases her but doesn't say anything else.
Lil Bird
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 02:59
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lil' Bird looks between 聲gel and Tammy as they sit on either side of her, the soda grasped in one foot, and says, "I feel like I'm in trouble..."

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 385 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 03:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Not really," 聲gel says. "But sorta at the same time. Stealing is wrong. I think I know why you had to steal that purse, but it was still wrong.

"Like you, Tammy and I are mutants. We're students at a school for mutants. And I'd like to have you talk to the man responsible for that school. If he accepts you into the school, you'd have a safe place to stay, good food every day, and you would get a chance to learn how to live with your unique gifts and challenges."

Lil Bird
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 20:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lil Bird stares up at 聲gel blankly...
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 284 posts
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 20:44
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy leans over and explains to her in a sweet voice, "He wants to know if you want to come with us. We live in a big house and eat lots of tasty food every day."
Lil Bird
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 20:45
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lil Bird looks at Tammy as she explains, then looks back at 聲gel and exuberantly flutters her wings while she shouts, "I wanna go! I wanna go!"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 386 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 17:52
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks at Tammy with a grin, "Thanks Tammy, I'm not used to dealing with younger children." He turns back to Lil Bird still grinning, "Very well, we'll take you there."

He leans back on the bench and relaxes for the first time since he saw the purse snatching. Looking back at Tammy, he simply smiles.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 285 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:23
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera giggles and passes Lil Bird the fries. She's content to sit and smile while the feathered mutant devours her meal, but as that comes to a close she asks, "Say, you said everybody just calls you Lil' Bird or Bird, right? Do you have a name besides that?"
Lil Bird
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:23
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
With her mouth stuffed full of french fries, the harpy girl shakes her head.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 389 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:33
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I guess we'll just call you Lil' Bird then," he says to the young mutant. "How long have you been living on the streets?"
Lil Bird
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lil' Bird turns and looks up at 聲gel blankly for a moment, then swallows the mashed up fries in her mouth and shrugs, "I've always lived out here."

She tilts her head back and pours the last of the fries into her mouth and tosses the carton on the ground.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 286 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy shakes her head and with a resigned look on her face, gets up and collects the litter. Again.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 390 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 19:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
When Tammy gets up to take care of the trash, 聲gel shakes his head at her. He nods at Lil' Bird.

"Well, Lil' Bird, we do want you to come to the big house. But there are other people there. You're going to need to learn to live with others. One part of that is not throwing trash on the ground like that," he says pointing to the empty carton. "Tammy's been nice and bought you the food. Could you throw the carton in the trash can?" he points to the nearby trash can.
Lil Bird
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 20:19
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The harpy girl looks at 聲gel blankly for a moment, then at the empty carton for the fries as it gets deposited in her grasp, then at the trash can. She shifts a little bit on the bench, raises the carton up, and chucks it towards the can.

When it hits the ground not even halfway there, she cries out in surprise, then her face screws up in annoyance and she hops off the bench, then from there bounds over to the carton in one wing assisted leap, before doing it again and dropping it into the trash can right before landing on the rim of it, on the far side. Then she gives a little cheer and hops upwards again so that she can spin around to look at 聲gel and Tammy with a big, self-satisfied grin.

Her soda which is grasped firmly in her other foot doesn't spill at all during this entire sequence.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 287 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 20:20
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy sputters softly and then gives up, giggling and giving the young bird gal a short clap.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 391 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 20:38
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel gives Lil' Bird a smile and claps briefly. "Very well done! I suspect you'll fit right it."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 288 posts
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 20:49
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera sits back down next to 聲gel and quietly says, "She needs a real name, though. Little Bird isn't a name, it's a description."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 392 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 20:58
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"True, I would like to find out where she came from and maybe her family. She came from somewhere, someone has to know about her," he quietly responds. "We could just go with a name similar to Little Bird, something like Lyta instead of Little perhaps."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:39, Mon 17 Oct 2016.

Lil Bird
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 22:17
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The harpy girl flutters back over, landing on 聲gels lap and managing to not jab him with her talons.

"Whatchya talking about?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 393 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 22:22
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Your name," he says. "Little Bird describes you, but you should have a real name. My name is 聲gel and hers is Tammy. I thought Lyta might work for your name unless you have another you would like."
Lil Bird
Mon 17 Oct 2016
at 23:04
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
She looks between 聲gel and Tamera blankly for a moment, then reaches up with the foot holding her mostly empty soda and scratches at the side of her head for a second. Finally, she shrugs, hops in place to turn, and leaps for the trash can again, making it in one wing assisted jump.

This time, the soda cup lands squarely in the middle of the can, and she grins widely from the lid.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 394 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:13
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Again 聲gel gives Little Bird a smile, "You're quite dexterous and agile aren't you? I think you'd probably give Tony a run for his money."

Glancing at Tammy, "What do you think we should do now? I'd like to get her to the school. But if you have a better idea, I'm game."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 289 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:17
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"We came all the way out here, and the sun isn't even going down yet. I don't see any reason we should hurry back," Tammy says, then beckons the harpy girl over, "Hey, I bet you know all sorts of neat places in this city. Would you like to show us around a little bit?"
Lil Bird
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:19
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lil' Bird leaps most of the way in one bound, then hops onto Tamera's lap and says, "Yea! I know all kinds of places! Where all the nice parks are, where you can sleep out of the rain, the best places to get food..."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 395 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:29
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"That's a great idea Tammy!" 聲gel says. Then turning to Little Bird, "Do you mind if I call you Lyta for now?"

Provided that she doesn't object, he continues, "Lyta, I'd love to see the nice parks."
Lil Bird
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:31
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The feathered child smiles a huge smile and then with a handful of wing flaps, lands on 聲gel's shoulder and points, "That way!"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 290 posts
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:33
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy giggles a bit, highly amused by their new friend, and takes 聲gel's arm as they travel...


Feel free to post but I'm gonna need a bit to get the next scene in order.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 396 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 18 Oct 2016
at 00:41
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
With Tammy on his arm and Lyta on a shoulder, 聲gel follows the young mutant's directions to the park. "I guess I am the dad," he says to Tammy. "Or at least the big brother."

Take the time that you need.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 291 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:26
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Oh, don't you start. I haven't even gotten to kiss you yet, so no adopting kids..."
Aeternitas
 GM, 258 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:29
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The trio spends several hours walking from place to place, listening to the newly dubbed Lyta tell them all sorts of stories about the people she's met in each place, pointing out various nooks and crannies most passerby would miss, and getting more than a few funny looks.

At some point, Lyta starts explaining that she's never been able to steal ice cream from the stall across the street without getting most of it all over her foot, which prompts Tammy to buy some for everyone. The trio find a place to sit and enjoy their snack...
Lyta Bird
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 02:30
[Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Eating her ice cream cone entirely too fast, before either 聲gel or Tammy can warn her of the consequences, Lyta suddenly lets out a small yelp and squeezes her eyes shut.

"My head hurts," she grumbles.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 402 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 18:05
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera Bradford:
"Oh, don't you start. I haven't even gotten to kiss you yet, so no adopting kids..."

聲gel smiles at Tammy. "You had plenty of chances earlier. I'll have to take a chance some time soon."

Lyta Bird:
"My head hurts," she grumbles.

"That's called a brain freeze. It happens when you eat cold food too fast," 聲gel says to her. "Give it a bit and it'll stop hurting. Just make sure you eat ice cream slowly."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 292 posts
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 21:09
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy passes her ice cream off to 聲gel and gently cradles Lyta's head in her hands, "Just close your eyes. It'll be gone as soon as your brain warms back up."

She's gently pawing the whining harpy girl still when she suddenly stops and looks up at a group of men on the other side of the park...
Aeternitas
 GM, 259 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 21:12
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The men in question are of a varied level of raggedness, wearing saggy jeans and t-shirts. There's one clear leader, taller than the rest, and an obvious mutant, having the curved horns of a ram on each side of his short mohawk.

They're watching the three of you.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 403 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 21:20
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks over at the men. He gives them a smile and a nod of greeting. "Can I help you gentlemen?" he calls to them.
Aeternitas
 GM, 260 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 21:37
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
One of the guys seems to think 聲gel is funny, but the man in charge shushes him with a gesture.

Lyta looks up from under Tamera's hands and freezes. Then she slips off the bench and hops over closer to the group of men and says, "Oh, hey Mike, guys, how's things?"

The man on the leader's left says, "You're late Bird."

Lyta grins nervously, starting to fidget a bit with her wings.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:49, Wed 19 Oct 2016.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 404 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 21:54
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel stands up and walks next to Lyta. "No, Mike, she isn't late. In fact you won't be seeing her much anymore."

As he speaks, he shifts forward slightly to shield Lyta with his body. He unconsciously takes a brawler boxing stance.
Aeternitas
 GM, 261 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 22:00
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta goes into full panic mode, dropping her ice cream and pulling on 聲gel with her wings uselessly as she rapidly tries to explain how he didn't mean that.

For his part, the mutant apparently named Mike just "tsks."

The man on his right pulls open his coat, revealing the handgun tucked into his belt and says, "This doesn't concern you bruh. Just turn around and go back to that pretty thing like a good boy."

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:01, Wed 19 Oct 2016.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 405 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 22:27
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks at the gun and smiles. "Oh, a gun. Big man has a little gun. Must be compensating for something even smaller."

He begins walking toward Mike and the others. "Tammy, you and Lyta need to stay behind me," he says without looking away from the thugs. "Mike, you and your little thugs should really be backing down now. I don't like hurting people, but I will."

OOC Just in case, I went ahead and rolled Intimidation.
  14:26, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 23 using 1d20+15.  Intimidation.

Aeternitas
 GM, 262 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 23:23
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
A bunch of things happen all at once.

Tammy siezes Lyta from behind and hauls her out of the way with all of her strength, tucking the harpy child against her chest protectively and turning so that her body shields Lyta from what is about to happen.

Just then, the man with the gun gets over his brief period of discombobulation at the sheer gall 聲gel has, pulls the pistol out and snaps off a poorly aimed shot.

聲gel discovers that he is in fact bullet proof, at least at this caliber of weapon, but the impact leaves an unpleasant rippling sensation for a wide radius. Also, there is now a hole in the thigh of his pants.

聲gel cannot actually be hurt by the mooks, so feel free to narrate over them a bit.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 406 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 23:38
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks down at the bullet hole in his pants. "Okay, now I'm starting to get angry. These are my good jeans. I guess I need to be clear. My name is 聲gel, but you can call me Unbreakable."

He closes with the shooter and takes the pistol from him. 聲gel bends the pistol rendering it useless. "Now, sit down and be still! I'm on a date and don't want your screams upsetting her."

When they're a bit slow to follow his orders, 聲gel helps then sit down. With the two of them taken care of, he looks to Mike. "Are you ready to call it quits?"

OOC Sorry, obviously I need to work on my reading comprehension. Hopefully this is better.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:11, Thu 20 Oct 2016.

Aeternitas
 GM, 263 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 00:04
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
I shoulda made this clearer, I think. Mike is not the one with the pistol hun. He hasn't engaged with you yet, and you don't get to walk all over him.
Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 00:36
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The mutant named Mike rolls his neck and looks up at the sky before sighing, "Such a pain."

Then he whirls into a wide kick that passes right in front of 聲gels face with no hope of connecting, but granting the boxer a good look at the rigid surface of his cloven feet. 聲gel suspects from the wind caused that a kick like that might actually hurt him.

17:33, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 7 using 1d20+6 ((1)).
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 408 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 01:00
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Recognizing that Mike could hurt him, 聲gel feels his anger flare to life again. He steps in closing with the Mike and unleashes a quick jab. But he misjudged his reach and his jab doesn't reach his target.

16:59, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 8 using 1d20+5.  Attack.
Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 01:17
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike bounces on his hooves a bit, much like a boxer might, then as 聲gel attacks without enough reach, he punishes him immediately with an axe kick to the crown of his head.

18:07, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 26 using 1d20+6 ((20)).

聲gel needs to make a Toughness check against DC 21 and a Fortitude check against DC 10 or be Dazed.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 410 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:12
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
18:09, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 16 using 1d20+9.  Toughness Save.
18:09, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 20 using 1d20+7.  Fortitude Save.
Okay, -1 on future Toughness Saves. But I succeed on the Fortitude.


聲gel feels the kick to his head, but shakes it off for the most part. He attempts another jab, but misses again.

OOC I'm assuming a 14 misses Mike.
  18:11, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 14 using 1d20+5.  Attack.

Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:20
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The satyr-like man laughs, "You're pretty tough. But you're not unbreakable."

And to prove his point, he kicks 聲gel in the ribs.

19:18, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 20 using 1d20+6 ((14)).
Toughness check, DC 21.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 411 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:34
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
18:27, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 9 using 1d20+8.  Toughness Save.
Bleeping, bleep hole!
聲gel suffers an additional -1 to future Toughness Saves and is dazed until the end of his next turn.


A bit punch drunk, 聲gel tries to punch Mike again. And again, he misses.

18:34, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 8 using 1d20+5.  Attack.
Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:41
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike laughs as he steps aside again, fast and sure on his feet, "Maybe you should - ACHOO!"

All of a sudden he lets out the most horrendous sneeze, doubling over from the force of it. When he stands back up straight his nose is already red and his eyes are starting to water, "Ugh... what the - ACHOO!"

19:37, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 8 using 1d20 ((8)).
Mike is now dazed.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 414 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:48
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
While Mike is distracted, 聲gel makes a sudden move as a feint.

OOC Using Startle to feint with Intimidate. Mike has to resist using Will or Insight.
  18:47, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 17 using 1d20+15.  Intimidation.

Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:54
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Continuing to sneeze violently, his eyes beginning to turn red as they start shedding water like tears, Mike jumps as 聲gel startles him, and is wide open for a follow-up...

19:51, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 11 using 1d20+7 ((4)).
19:51, Today: Aeternitas, for the NPC Mike, rolled 9 using 1d20 ((9)).

Mike is now Vulnerable and Stunned.

Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 416 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 02:58
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
18:57, Today: Angel Quinones Castellano rolled 9 using 1d20+5.  Attack.
Sigh.


Even with his foe flat footed, blinded, and sneezing, 聲gel is too disoriented to connect with a punch.
Mike
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 03:01
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike holds his hands up as 聲gel comes at him again, "I give! ACHOO! I give! ACHOO! Make it ACHOO! stop, ACHOO! please ACHOO! I'm begging ACHOO!"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 418 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 17:49
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel steps back and glances back at Tammy. He shakes his head as if to clear it and begins straightening out his clothing. "I admit Mike, you hit harder than I expected," he says as he reins in his anger.

"Tammy, would you call the police?" he asks. He keeps his eyes on Mike and his buddies.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 293 posts
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 17:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy sounds like she's being strained by some sort of effort as she replies, "Can't, really, do that, while also, shutting him, down."
Lyta Bird
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 17:57
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta has pulled away from Tamera's grasp slightly, looking up at her in wonder. The characteristic golden warmth of Tamera's powers reflects off her face.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 419 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 18:00
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Okay, let me try," he says as he steps forward and punches Mike.

OOC Thank you for allowing a routine attack. Toughness Save DC is 22.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:06, Thu 20 Oct 2016.

Aeternitas
 GM, 277 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 18:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike gets laid out flat in one shot.

His followers don't seem inclined to get up and mess with anyone, either.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 421 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 19:06
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel glares at the two thugs and walks over to Tammy. "Are you okay? We should hand them over to the cops before Mike wakes up."

He glances over at Lyta with a smile. "You okay too Lyta?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 294 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 16:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I'm fine," Tammy says as the light from her eyes winks out.

Then she releases Lyta fully and turns about halfway towards 聲gel and says, "But you have a mild concussion. How about you sit down for a minute?"
Lyta Bird
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 16:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta, now completely free to move about, looks around the scene in bewilderment for several long moments. When she spots the prone form of the satyr-like mutant named Mike, she gasps and flutters over to him.

"Hey! Hey, Mike! Wake up!" she exclaims, growing slightly frantic as she shakes him.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:58, Mon 24 Oct 2016.

Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 295 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 16:59
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera gets up and follows after Lyta, kneeling down next to her and putting a hand on her shoulder as she says, "Lyta, it's okay. He's just sleeping now, see? How about we clean up his face for him?"

She reaches into her pouch and pulls out a small package of those antibacterial wipes sometimes given out with meals people eat with their hands and opens it for Lyta.
Lyta Bird
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 17:03
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta plucks the wet towelette from the package hesitantly, balancing on one of her dexterous feet. Then she turns her attention to Mike, gingerly wiping at his face to get all the drippings from his spontaneous fit of allergies off of it.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 425 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 18:24
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel nods at Tammy and sits down. He struggles to get his breathing and anger under control.

He watches as Lyta tends to Mike. "Lyta, is Mike your family?"
Lyta Bird
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 18:58
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta looks up at 聲gel with her usual bewildered look, the expression continuing to coincide with her having to think through things she's never questioned before.

"I don't know. But Mike looks out for me, even though he's really mean and scary, he would never hurt me or let anyone else hurt me. And I look out for him! I bring him the things I steal and he gets me stuff, like food!"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 426 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 20:35
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Well, stealing is wrong and will get you in trouble," 聲gel says softly. "You shouldn't have to live on the street and steal. Mike should know this."

He looks over at the two thugs. "Do you know them?"

Does 聲gel hear any sirens or other sign of a police response to the gunshot and fight?
Lyta Bird
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 20:53
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta puffs up like she's a balloon filling up from her attempt to contain her response. Then she lets it out, "What do you know about it, huh!? You can tell you've never been hungry in your whole life! Sitting there with your nice houses with walls and a roof, looking down on me!"

聲gel cannot hear anything of that sort.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 296 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 20:56
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy facepalms, then slides over in between 聲gel and Lyta and smiles apologetically to the harpy child.

"He didn't mean it like that, Lyta. 聲gel isn't very good with words, but he's very kind, so I know he didn't mean to talk down to you. Would you let me talk to him for a minute?"
Lyta Bird
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 20:56
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta takes a deep breath and says, "Okay."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 297 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 20:59
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy smiles and ruffles the mix of hair and feathers on Lyta's head, then stands up and approaches 聲gel with an exasperated expression. She doesn't say anything until she's come close enough to place her hands on either side of his head. A soothing warmth comes out of them, washing away the pain in 聲gels head.

"Feeling better?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 428 posts
 Unbreakable
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 21:30
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks sad at Lyta's response. He sighs and nods. He's about to say something when Tammy talks to Lyta. He stays silent as Tammy heals his head and gives her a grateful smile.

"Much better, thank you," he says softly. "How do I get through to her? She shouldn't be living on the streets. Mike is using her and it'll just get worse. I know his kind."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 298 posts
Mon 24 Oct 2016
at 23:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"You keep saying that, but what else did you expect her to do?" Tammy says as she continues to gently caress 聲gels head, "Things are not always so simple, you know? And you can't just declare how the world should be and make it so. Like, there are enough empty houses and apartments in this country to give every homeless person in it six of them. There's enough food in our trash cans to feed everyone on this whole planet who is hungry. Our government has spent enough money on the development of a new bomber jet that doesn't even fly that they could have given all of our generation and the the one after that a college education."

She leans down such that her forehead is touching his, "Telling the hungry, the homeless, and the uneducated that they shouldn't do this, or shouldn't do that, especially won't solve anything because they don't have the power to fix the situation - otherwise, they would."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 429 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 01:23
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Yeah, I get that, I've seen the kids joining the gangs," 聲gel says. "They think it gives them status and respect. They don't recognize the difference between respect and fear.

"Then there's the kids like Lyta. Living on the street and they fall under someone like Mike. They get used and when things go bad, they suffer not their handlers."


He looks back at Lyta and tries again. "Tammy's right Lyta. I'm not good with words. I didn't mean to insult you. While I've never been homeless, I've gone hungry. I've had friends fall in with a gang and get all twisted up.

"No one should be homeless. No one should go hungry. I can't fix it for everyone, but I can help you. I'm serious about getting you a place to live with three meals a day. There are other people there like us - mutants. Each of us has changed in some way.

"Would you like to live with us?"

Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 01:46
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta seems to be thinking it over from the way her brow is furrowed, even as she continues to tend to Mike.

"I'll think about it, if you let them go. The cops will kill Mike if they come here," she says with terrible certainty for a twelve-year-old kid.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 299 posts
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 01:49
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy stands back up straight and says, "Well, we can't have that, now can we?"

The telltale glow of her power lights in her eyes before she even turns around to look at the prone men, a soft blanket of cotton candy sunlight settling over each in turn for a handful of seconds, prior to each of them waking up with a groan.
Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 01:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta watches this with wide-eyed wonder until Mike wakes up, then she hops onto his chest and says cheerfully, "Mike! Wake up sleepyhead!"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 430 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:16
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
As Mike wakes up, 聲gel watches him carefully. Assuming he doesn't react violently, 聲gel speaks up, "Mike, you and your guys are free to go. But I'd like to talk to you first."
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:22
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike sits up and ruffles Lyta's hair and feather mix vigorously with both hands, "Sleepyhead my ass, especially coming from you Bird."

When 聲gel speaks, Mike nods before he gets up, collecting the harpy child in his arms since she doesn't move off of him, "What do you want to talk about?"
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 431 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:34
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Obviously you're a mutant like us. I've offered Lyta there a chance to come live with us. She'll have a place to live, three meals a day, and a chance to learn.

"She's obviously attached to you and likes you. Because of that, I'm willing to offer you the same chance. And if your buddies are mutants too, I guess the offer goes to them as well.

"But if you take the offer, no more crime. This is a chance to go legit and live within the law."


As 聲gel speaks, he stands up. He doesn't threaten any of them.
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:37
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike starts laughing and shakes his head, "What are you, some kind of superhero? Come on man, can you even really do all that?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 300 posts
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:37
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy can't help it. A single chuckle escapes before she can clamp her hand over her mouth.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 432 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:42
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Have you heard of the mutant school that just opened up? I know they need students or they lose their funding. If nothing else, come with us and talk to Dr. H.

"Man, at least give Lyta a chance for a better life. I've watched friends walk the path your on and it isn't good."

Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:45
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Lyta?" Mike says, looking at the kid in his arms.
Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:46
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"That's what he decided to call me when Tammy said I should get a real name, like the names people get from their parents," Lyta says, indicating Tamera with a wing gesture.
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:48
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Oh? I see," Mike says, turning to look at Tamera briefly, then he looks back at 聲gel before looking at Lyta, "Well, do you like it? You've never cared before."
Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:48
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta tilts her head as she thinks it over for a bit and then nods.
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:50
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Lyta it is then. Are you going to go with them?" he asks.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 433 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel waits silently as Lyta and Mike talk.
Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta returns to her thinking expression, then shrugs, "I'm thinking about it."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 434 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:53
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Lyta, do you have any questions about the school or the other students?" 聲gel asks.
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:54
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"It's up to you. You're not a lil' bird anymore," he jokes, and then looks at Tammy and asks, "So is what mister Unbreakable here says true? I heard about the school, but only rumours, and it didn't sound like they'd take her."
Lyta Bird
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta looks at 聲gel and flags her wings a bit as she shrugs, "I don't know okay! Jeez, so pushy."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 301 posts
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 02:58
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Uhm, well," Tammy starts to say, "聲gel probably shouldn't be making promises. We're just students, and we haven't even been there very long, but..."

Tammy looks up at 聲gel and gloms onto his arm with a smile, "I'll make sure it works out somehow."
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 03:00
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Mike seems to mull this over, moving his jaw like he's chewing it, then he says, "You're the one that hit me with that, whatever it was that was worse than pepper spray?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 302 posts
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 03:00
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera's smile turns sheepish as she confesses by way of nodding.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 436 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 18:45
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Tammy's right, I'm just a student so I can't promise anything," 聲gel says. "But I've talked to Dr. H. and he needs at least ten student or the school loses funding and shuts down. And while we have ten right now, I'm pretty sure one is about to leave.

"And why wouldn't the school take her?"
聲gel asks Mike. "We've got one student who is a giant lizard man. Another is made entirely of glass. I break furniture simply by sitting on it. We're all mutants."
Mike
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 18:48
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Because it's a high school, and she's eleven years old," Mike replies with a look of disbelief.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 437 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 25 Oct 2016
at 20:20
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Currently all the students are high school age," 聲gel admits. "But small schools are always able to have a wider range of student ages. The more important point regarding this school is that it focuses on mutants."

He pauses for a moment of thought then continues. "Why don't you come with us and meet with the doc? You can talk to him and find out what he's like. He's an idealist and wants to help mutants. I was ready to not trust him when I first went to the school, but after talking to him I believe his heart is in the right place."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 303 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 02:14
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Uhm, you know, like, I can just call him or something, instead of everybody making assumptions," Tammy says with a small voice, not quite willing to interrupt the two males but throwing it out there just the same.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 438 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 02:26
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel chuckles at Tammy's suggestion. "And there I go showing how unused to cell phones I am. That my dear is an excellent suggestion."

He gives her a sheepish smile. "Sorry I'm such an idiot."

OOC And there I go showing my age. The player didn't think of using a cell phone to call the doc.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 304 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 02:41
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy gives 聲gel a coy half-smile and pulls out her phone. A couple of taps later, she holds it up to her ear.

"Hi Mister Henningsen! Huh? From your Facebook page. You have it set to public. And you should like, accept my friend request, but that's not why I'm calling you. Do you have a minute? Well, that's not good, do you have a headset or something? Okay, if you're sure you won't get in an accident. So anyway, like, 聲gel and I are out on our date and stuff, and we met a mutant that doesn't have a place to stay. Can she come over, at least for a bit? No, there won't be any trouble, and I'll take responsibility for her while she's here. Thank you, Mister Henningsen! Mrmkay. Nope. I'll see you later then, bye!"

She lowers the phone, taps on it once, then slides it back into its designated pocket before she says, "She can come over and stay for a little while at least, and we'll talk about it more once Mister Henningsen gets back. We can like, get her a bath and clean clothes for sure."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 439 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 19:44
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel listens as Tammy talks to the doc. Once she's finished he turns to look at Mike and Lyta. "Does that help?"
Lyta Bird
 NPC, 1 post
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 20:57
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta looks unconvinced, looking at 聲gel briefly, then Tamera at length, and finally swiveling her head to look up at Mike.
Mike
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 20:59
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"She can come back, if she doesn't like it there, right?" the satyresque mutant asks, then he turns to look at Lyta and says, "I think you should go, though. You should be out playing or something, wearing dresses and collecting dolls, not snatching purses and lunches out of people's hands."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 440 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 21:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Mike, I need to apologize to you. I assumed you were just using her like I've seen gang leaders do to their people. I see now that you really do care about her," 聲gel says. "But, yeah, if she wants she can leave. I'll do everything in my power to insure that."

He looks to Lyta. "Would you like to come visit the school? At the very least you'll get a good meal out of it and a chance to play some video games."
Lyta Bird
 NPC, 2 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 22:14
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta's head tilts slowly again.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 305 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 22:17
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy firmly snuggles the palm of her hand over her face for a second or three and then steps forward with her arms open, "Don't worry about it Lyta. The first thing we'll do when we get there is take a bath, and make this guy wash your clothes. How does that sound?"
Lyta Bird
 NPC, 3 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 22:18
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Lyta smiles broadly and with a flutter of wings, hops from Mike's arms to Tamera's.
Mike
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 22:20
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"That's that then. I'll see you later, Lyta," Mike says with a wave before he turns around to walk away.

His two companions follow him after a delay. One of them mutters something and Mike can be heard saying, "Oh, shut up, or I'll ask her to set your nose on fire. That shit was awful..."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 306 posts
Wed 26 Oct 2016
at 22:21
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy looks up at 聲gel with a cat that got the canary grin but doesn't say anything.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 441 posts
 Unbreakable
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 01:14
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel chuckles at Tammy's expression. "So, should we be calling Dennis for a ride? Or do you want to do something else before we head back?

"Oh! Wait! I almost forgot. We should pick up some Mexican for Tony. He never did get those carne asada fries."

Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 307 posts
Thu 27 Oct 2016
at 16:27
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy beams and says, "You want to go back already? We came this far, we should have as much fun as possible!"


And we're really about do for some time skipping and glossing over of details.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 443 posts
 Unbreakable
Fri 28 Oct 2016
at 01:31
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Cool. I wasn't sure how much time has past so far. For some reason, I was thinking it was later in the day.

"Good point!" 聲gel says. "Let's keep exploring the city."

This message was last edited by the player at 01:10, Sat 29 Oct 2016.

Aeternitas
 GM, 299 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 02:11
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
The trio has a great time over all after that, sampling all kinds of snacks and buying a couple of new pairs of clothes for Lyta. Dennis picks them up on time, bringing them - and their large order of carne asada fries for Tony - back to the mansion without complaint.

Upon returning to the mansion, Tamera is true to her word, and the first thing she does is drag Lyta into the girl's bathroom for a thorough cleaning. An hour or so later, Tammy is looking for 聲gel without bothering to return to daytime clothes first...


If that's too much skip, just say so. Otherwise, please describe where 聲gel is when Tammy finds him.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 445 posts
 Unbreakable
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 03:08
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy finds 聲gel in his room with the door open. He's sitting at his computer searching for any stories about mutants in the local news and gossip sites. In particular he's looking for references to Mike and Lyta or anyone who resembles them.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 309 posts
Sat 29 Oct 2016
at 16:14
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy knocks softly on the door frame to his room, and then without waiting for his response she steps inside and moves behind him, draping her arms over his shoulders as she looks at the screen to see what he's up to.

"Lyta passed out the moment I tucked her in," she says with a small giggle.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 449 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 01:40
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Well, she had an eventful day," 聲gel says. "And while our date didn't turn out like I planned, it was still good."

He turns his head a bit to look at her. "We'll have to do that again. Hopefully without the fight. Have you recovered from using your ability on Mike?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 312 posts
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 04:03
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Huh?" Tammy days with a small tilt of her head, "Oh... that? There wasn't, like, anything to recover from. But it took so much focus that like, I doubt I could walk straight at the same time, much less anything else. I don't seem to actually run out of the energy that my quirk uses to do its thing, though."

She lowers her head to his shoulder with a thoughtful expression on her face.

"Hey 聲gel? What got into you today? You're not normally, so... you know."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 453 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 21:12
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel looks confused briefly nods slightly. "You mean when I confronted Mike and his pals?" he asks.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 313 posts
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 21:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Mrmhrm," she murmurs.

"I was worried for a minute there, that you wouldn't let it go."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 454 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 22:40
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"I have issues with gangs and Mike's little group is the beginnings of a gang. While Lyta seems innocent enough and Mike seems like he's still not horrible, his friend was quite willing to shoot me.

"But what Lyta said about the police killing Mike pulled me back. The way she said it makes me worried that she's seen mutants killed by the police before. This is one of the reasons I hate seeing mutants involved in criminal activity."
He sighs.

"Sometimes I get so frustrated with the way my brain works. As my abuelo says, I'm all gas, no brake. I see something wrong and I want to fix it immediately. I need to learn how to slow down and think things through. But it's hard to do. My heart is beating, my blood is pumping, and I'm ready to GO!

"During the fight with Mike, I spent more of my efforts fighting myself than him. He hurt me, but nothing serious. I was hurt worse in a fight before my change. I was fifth placed in the national Silver Gloves three years ago, trust me I got hit hard a few times. Don't get me wrong, Mike's faster than me, but still..."
He sighs again. She can feel him slump into his chair slightly.

"Thanks for saving me by the way. I felt lost out there."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 314 posts
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 22:55
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy gives him a wry look briefly, then slides around the chair to hop in his lap with neither warning nor preamble.

With a hand on his chest she says, "It always seems like your heart is beating fast to me. Did you know that your testosterone is through the roof? You even have adrenaline in your bloodstream right now..."

Then she starts blushing without explanation, the bright scarlet exploding onto her cheeks.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 455 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 23:09
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
He chuckles. "During my meeting with him, Calvin suggested that my anger might be related to my change. He wanted to see the results of my blood tests. I guess you already confirmed his theory."

He falls silent and looks at her. He reaches up and gently caresses her cheek. "Why are you blushing?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 315 posts
Tue 1 Nov 2016
at 23:37
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Well I was like, examining your blood and stuff, so like... Yea, uhm," she starts to say, the blush increasing dramatically as she works up her courage, "And then I realized, like, there's another thing involving blood that I didn't mean to check out but there it was! So now I know..."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 456 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 00:34
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Yeah, testosterone doesn't just make young men angry," he says with a smile. "But after our meditation session, I thought you knew the effect you have on me."

He drops his hand. "Do you remember our earlier conversation? I know you weren't just teasing me."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 316 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 01:22
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"There's a big difference between knowing that you're a seventeen year old male and knowing the exact circumference in millimetres," Tammy says, managing to keep a straight face for all of three-quarters of a second - tops.

She shifts in her seat, turning such that her back is resting against 聲gel's chest before she says, "I remember. I was trying to decide which I wanted more, to doze off together while we digested our lunch, or for you to make a move."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 458 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 01:59
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel sits stunned for a moment then laughs softly. "Damn, you're stuck with a constant source of too much information. I'm not sure I ever want that much information about someone else. At least not without a much more hands on survey."

He wraps his left arm around her gently just above the waist. His right hand touches her shoulder and gently traces down her arm. He moves his head to bring his mouth near her ear and whispers, "I remember trying to decide if I should make a move or if it would be too soon. I don't have a lot of experience with this sort of thing."
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 317 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 02:42
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tamera shivers as his breath tickles her ear, then she says, "Your Abuelo must be a little old fashioned. Not that I mind the slower pace, really. I dumped my last boyfriend because he wanted to move too fast, after all. But at the same time, I was checking you out in the cab we took from the airport, and lamented the fact that you were going to be my classmate, because that would make a hook-up hella awkward."

She sits very still after that, a hint of a coy expression visible from 聲gel's point of view.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 459 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 02:54
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"While he isn't a practicing Catholic, he was raised as one. And as you know, I am Catholic, at least for the most part. Being a bit old fashioned is par for the course," 聲gel says.

Unless she resists, he shifts her slightly to face him more. Then he leans in and kisses her.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 318 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 03:06
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
"Remember that your mouth is bigger than mine," she says, before wiping her mouth with her hand quickly and lunging in for more faster than 聲gel can properly reply...

After a few minutes of this she pulls away and says, "Stay in my room tonight. Lyta is there, so nothing will happen, but I don't want to let go of you yet either."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 460 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 19:15
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
聲gel eagerly responds to her advice and actions. When she pulls away he reluctantly let her. But he smiles at her suggestion. "That's a brilliant idea."

He kisses her again then, after a bit, pulls away. "Now would probably be a good time to move then." He lets her get up from his lap before standing. He follows her to her room.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 320 posts
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 21:51
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Tammy doesn't get up, and with a coy smile she says, "Yes, it would. Let's go."


And that's prolly it for the thread tbh.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 462 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 2 Nov 2016
at 21:57
Re: [Side] Unbreakable x Gaia (Saturday 9-5-15 Afternoon)
Yeah, a good place to close it.