M-Town Stands For Multiple Right?

Summary:
December 26, 2014: Nyx has a run in with Jamie in M-Town and mild insanity ensues

/M-Town//

M-Town remains the second most dangerous place to live in America, right behind Detroit (cause… Detroit), and sometimes it's easy to see why.


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  • Angry Mutant Lady

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M-Town remains the second most dangerous place to live in America, right behind Detroit (cause… Detroit), and sometimes it's easy to see why. "Hothothothothotho-" says a youth as he rounds a corner at full tilt, hands flailing ineffectually at his backside, or more accurately, the tail ends of a long trench coat that appear to be on fire at the moment. Green fire. With purple highlights. People move out of his way as he comes, staring as he flails and runs at the same time, a trick that honestly is rather acrobatic in execution.

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Nyx, or well Sam, her crappy mask isn't on right now. She slows to a stop though and watches the young man run in her general direction on fire. "Are … hey Stop Drop and Roll!" she looks ready to grab him and try to put out the fire at this point if he doesn't.

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Jamie Madrox continues to run right at her, "Move!" he shouts hands flailing and legs churning. He shows no signs of actually stopping.

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Okay then, she told him what to do and there he is ignoring her. She snags him with one hand lifting him up, stronger than she looks and pretty quick and forcefully removes the trench coat tossing the fire bearing garment on the ground quick like "Woaah there"

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Jamie Madrox oafs at he's plucked up off the street, and he flails more. Then she's stripping him out of his coat and dropping him on the slushy sidewalk of winter in NYC. "Oaf." he repeats. As soon as the fiery trench coat hits the snow, the fire flares brighter and Jamie turns a dead pan expression towards Nyx, "Aaaaaand now we're all gonna die." he informs her as the coat hisses ominously. One might say, like a fuse.

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The girl puzzles as the fire actually flares brighter in the snow "What the hell…." then blinks and looks at Jamie "Uh… what is happening?" just her luck the key t another disaster of some sort. Damnit Nyx.

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Jamie Madrox sighs heavily, "I imagine the fire is currently separating the mixed chemical components of whatever it touches, in this case frozen water, into hydrogen and oxygen atoms and then using their base natures to fuel itself to brighter and more impressive fury." he looks back at the girl again, "Um." blink, "It's gonna explode." he simplifies.

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The girl sighs a big sigh "Crap…." she looks around then dashes off to the side into an alley and hauls a dumpster out as fast a she can. She dumps it out into the alley it was in.. okay strong girl is strong… and then moves it over and lifts it… then pauses "Will this help or make it even worse?"

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Jamie Madrox shrugs at that, "Dunno. Depends on the size of the boom. Could contain it." he says, then reaches up to taptaptap his chin with a finger, "Or it could also just be a big piece of metal that will rapidly become several hundred bits of deadly shrapnel under the force of the explosion." he eyes her and shrugs, apparently in no way impressed by her strength, "Best guess? 70/30 containment to air filled with razors."

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The girl proceeds to mutter something utterly obscene, cussing as she slams it down on the coat covering it. She hops digs her hands in it and holds it down so it doesn't just launch, fingers digging into the steel. "Everyone clear out now!!" Nyx Yells next.

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Jamie Madrox nods emphatically, "Yeah, what you said!" and he dives behind a parked Prius. A glance at his hiding spot and he sighs, "Aw sonofabi-" WHOOMF!! The explosion causes the floor to tremble and makes a very hollow 'BONG!!!' noise inside the dumpster, its sides poofing out like squirrels cheeks but not rupturing. A half second later smoke begins to waft up from where the dumpster is pressed against the sidewalk. Jamie slumps against the Prius, "Whew." he says… then the car's alarm goes off and he face palms.

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The dumpster might not have exploded, but it did explosively poof out like a squirrel’s cheek and knock her head over heels so she is sprawled several feet away from "What… the hell… " she just blinks "Did I save people or are they all dead with dumpster splinters…" Nyx looks around unsure."

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Jamie Madrox shakes his head where it's leaning back against the mostly plastic car, "Nope, we're all still good. Just… the dumpster's a little more… round. Then it used to be. Like a kettle."

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Nyx sits up and then shifts up to her feet and walks over to lift the dumpster and peer under it "Okay who lit you on fire so I can go slap some sense into them?"

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Jamie Madrox sighs, "Just a girl." he says pushing himself to his feet, "there was a dinner misunderstanding and uh… she wasn't pleased with the perfectly reasonable explanation I offered. It's a whole thing, but unimportant. Important thing is no one was hurt."

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Speaking of girls, Nyx just stares at Jamie for a very long time there. Then exclaims "Someone lit you on fire with some sort of super explosive fire….because you messed up a date or stood her up or.. something!?"

Jamie Madrox shifts his gaze from side to side, "Or… something, sure." he shrugs and pushes himself to his feet, brushing slush from his jeans while making a face, "It's M-Town, whaddaya expect?" he asks pointedly. "At least she gave me time to run first, I think it means she might like me."

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The Nyx girl sighs and carries the dumpster over and sets it in the alley "I think your coat is pretty much destroyed…." she wanders back "M-Town … well this is crazy even for M-Town"

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Jamie Madrox snorts at that, "Havn't been here very long, have you?" he asks with a knowing smirk, "And don't worry about the coat, I have hundreds of the things." almost literally. He waves a dismissive hand, "But it's a bit nippy out here so I’m gonna need to find a store." he begins glancing around.

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Nyx considers that "Well…. several weeks… and I have seen a lot of very.. very strange things……" she looks around as well then points to a corner store "might have some hoodies or sweatshirts that say you love NYC?"

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Jamie Madrox shrugs, "Who doesn't like New York?" he asks curiously as he heads towards a corner shop, "So what's your name? It you say it's Strong Gal I have a friend you need to meet."

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Nyx gives him a curious look then shakes her head following him to the shop. Still not sure if maybe someone lit him on fire for a crime and all "Nyx. Also New York is the best town on earth."

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Jamie Madrox raises a hand and waffles it back and forth, "Arguable, but not by much. You should check out Tokyo sometime, that place is bonkers." he looks around until he finds an appropriately sized hoodie and eyes it. "Nope. Still have too much dignity for pink." he continues to look.

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Well Nyx is helpful as can be, she digs around and finds one that looks about the right side in dark navy New York blues. "How about this one…and your very odd. What's your name then?"

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Jamie Madrox eyes the hoodie and nods, "Good." he says, snagging it up and heading for the counter, "Jamie, nice to meet you Nyx. So how do you spell that, and please don't say KNICKS. They're awful this year and I'm not sure either of us would survive the shame."

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Nyx archs an eyebrow at Jamie and then laughs "Yeah you are an odd one.. nice to meet you Jamie.. and it is N Y X… I am always amused no one bats an eye at superpowers in M-Town"

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Jamie Madrox pffts, "Bat an eye when someone doesn't have any, that's when you know they're weird. No one normal chooses to live here unless they're just a teensy bit cracked." he points at his temple and collects his hoodie which he detags and then slips on over his head.

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Nyx looks around then to Jamie and shakes her head "Okay so are you crazy or do you have a shtick then Jamie?"

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Jamie Madrox makes a finger gun at her, "Hey, nothing says living here /with/ powers makes you sane," he points out, "and I don't live here, I work here. Live outside the city proper, it's a whole thing, the commute is a bitch." he grins impishly, "But naw, I got a shtick. Most people do here, like I said. Too bad it wasn't being fire proof ya know?"

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Nyx laughs "Well your luck you would be fireproof but not explosive proof.. that girl seems to have been able to do both…. so what do you do in the M-Town for work then… and what is your shtick?"

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Jamie Madrox shrugs, "A little bit of everything, I'm a nurse at the clinic, I put in time with the fire department ironically, I have a job at a lab and an accounting firm, I'm even interning at a law firm. That last one seems super useful, I'm thinking about upping my attention to that degree in particular." he smirks at her as she asks his 'shtick' "See, now it just sounds like you're flirting with me."

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She listens through the list of things you do and then uhs "That… sounds like a lot of stuff.. who the heck do you even find all that time to do that many part time jobs… you should probably focus on something.. and not flirting.. you will know when I flirt

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Jamie Madrox snorts, "Part time, as if. I'm from Kansas, we don't do part time jobs." he heads back outside, "That's my shtick, I do everything to one degree or another." her quip makes him grin wider, "Sounds like you're warming to me already, just not to warm please." he pats his backside, "I've been hurt before."

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Nyx does find it pretty amusing if nothing else. "Ah jack of all trades… that would be pretty useful." misunderstanding really and then she laughs "Right.. I’ll try not to light you on fire."

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Jamie Madrox nods his head emphatically, "That would be appreciated, if you're unhappy you should just yell at me like a normal girl, though I maintain it's very very very rarely my fault. Almost certainly never." he nods sagely at this as if he's said it before. A lot.

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She laughs "Right… So why do you work in M-Town… you seem to be good at a lot of things, which is a neat trick..?" says Nyx who was in M-Town ready to stop an explosion.

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Jamie Madrox nods his head as if he'd been expecting the question, "These are my people and they need help, why wouldn't I work here?" he responds curiously. "They could use all the help they can get."

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Nyx nods "Had to ask… Im not one to talk. Out of all the places I patrol I seem to find the most things to help with here." she looks around.

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Jamie Madrox nods his head, "Agreed. Though I repeat, you should visit Tokyo, that joint has ninjas and you can't claim hero status until you've run screaming like a little girl from ninjas. I mean beaten a clan of ninjas. Yeah. That one. I meant that one."

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Nyx chuckles "Did you run screaming from a hoard of ninjas or just a clan… and why do you seem to like Tokyo so much?" she probably couldn't afford the trip she thinks.

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Jamie Madrox ponders, "Horde, definitely a horde." more sage nodding, "It's a crazy town. You can dress like a crazy person, or a superhero, and no one even glances your way curiously. It's weird. Plus I'm like super tall there, which is kinda cool. Makes me feel like a giant."

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Nyx surveys the street and how not even a cop showed up for the exploding dumpster, she sighs a little bit shaking her head. "Well that is interesting.. do they have superheroes over there then?"

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Jamie Madrox barks a laugh at that, "They have billboards for them over there, subway advertisements. You can call one to come help you out, capitalism at it's best. Tons of them. Crazy powers too, and an /insane/ number of tech types, all Starking it up with armors and the like. They're big on the mechas there, and really bright colors. It's a bit overwhelming honestly."

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Nyx watches you talk about Tokyo "Woah… do they have villains over there or criminal ninja hordes enough to support that many heroes?"

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Jamie Madrox snorts, "They have giant monsters and the Yakuza can be looked up in the phone book too. So… yeah, kinda. Plus ya know," he points at her, "ninjas."

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She tilts her head there "Isn't … the Yakuza like ninjas… or are they separate organizations… I mean I figured they were the same thing these days?" Nyx grins "I’d love to deal with a giant monster.. I wouldn't miss then

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Jamie Madrox waves a hand in the air, "Naw, ninjas are ninjas, the Yakuza are like the mob there, only bigger, richer, and better connected." he shrugs, "They do good work with the tats though, a bit overboard in my opinion." he then shakes his head, "Giant monsters are no fun. I mean sure it's all screams and giggles in Gojira, but it's different when you realize you're about to be stepped on by something the size of Midtown. Big feet. Hard to run away from that."

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Nyx considers "I still think it might be better.. hitting human sized targets is really.. really hard." she sighs and shakes her head. Man she doesn’t need to be trending again on twitter for a YouTube video. Two in a week.

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Jamie Madrox grins at her, "I wish you were right, people hit me /all/ the time." he points at his hoodie as if it were an exhibit in a court case, "All. The. Time. It's kinda my thing." sorta.

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Nyx nods "My aim may just be bad.. part of the problem is they move to quick…. I am so damn lucky they don’t send people trying to take down supervillains bills.."

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Jamie Madrox quirks a brow, "To fast? Who the heck are you trying to hit lady? The Flash?" he pauses at a corner and looks both ways, his lips scrunched up a bit as if trying to make up his mind, "I need to head to work… but at the same time you were just about to start flirting with me… decisions decisions…" he looks Nyx up and down then reaches out to punch a wall, "Made up my mind." two of him say at the same time, where the other guy came from is anyone’s guess. They eye each other, do a quick round of paper, rock, scissors, then the loser mutters under his breath and jogs down the street. Jamie looks back at Nyx and winks, "So about that fli-" then he stops, his mouth falls open, and he turns to run, "CALLMELATER!" he says in a hurry. A half second later a young woman who's hair and hands are burning with green/purple fire streaks past Nyx, "JAAAAAAAAMMMMIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!" she bellows, shaking a fist at him as he flees.


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