Cleaning Up The Bronx

Summary:
March 1, 2015: Aspect and Nyx catchup to cleanup after the HYDRA Helecarrier incidence.

The Bronx - New York


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The Bronx is a mess today after a huge monster that turned out to be a twisted SHIELD helicarrier stomped through the northern neighborhoods of it. Several areas are just… flattened. But life goes on in the rest of New York. More or less. Or it probably does for Nyx anyway.

Someone's looking for her. And they seem to have found her, which is probably not a good thing. "Yeah, I've got eyes. Target confirmed. Shall we move in for the grab?"

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Well Nyx isn't aware she is being watched, or that she is being called a target, or is contemplating being grabbed by unknown people. No she is staring at the damage zone and the flattened nature. "Damn… that was really messed up…" she shakes her head. She hops down off her perch and heads to check the next building. Helping out on making sure everyone got evacuated in time and no one is trapped anywhere. So far she hasn't done much other than move some stuff, and most of the mortal authorities are focused elsewhere.

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Her shadowy pursuers are three. Two of them are dressed in mechanical hard suits. Another seems more human. They move along the undevastated zone of the city, watching for a moment that she's isolated. Then they move in, dropping down to the ground. "Hey Miss! Got a moment?"

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She had shouldered a bit of building material off an entrance to a mostly flattened apartmentr. "Uh.. what…" she twists around and cocks her head. Nyx squints at the hard suits, obviously mechanical, and then the third guy. "Maybe… what's up?" she isn't suspicious or hostile or anything. Probably a lot of people and forces she doesn't recognize out there right now trying to help.

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"There's a couple kids trapped in the next building over. Do you know of anyone in the area who can get them out? Most of the emergency rescue crews have moved on." The man points in the direction of a ruined house. The Hardsuited figures look and nod.

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All right she is a little suspicious. Mostly because well they seem to have near mecha-hard-suits like that. "Right.. um…" she furrows her brow and nods. "I don't know anyone here right now but I could call some backup in. Still if they are just trapped I could probably handle it." Nyx starts to head that direction keeping one eye on the three guys "Who are you with?"

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"Global Trust. It's a robotics corporation." The man explains. "These two behind me are just worker drones. Nothing inside. Legal limits to how strong they can be." He walks over to the rubble pile and clambers over. "They're down here. They were talking a bit ago. I only hope they haven't passed out. Or bled out. Can you give me a hand? The worker bees can help."

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Nyx gives the worker bee robots a once over "Sure." she follows the guy now and hops up onto the rubble and calls down into the destroyed brownstone "Anyone down there… can you hear me?"

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Behind her there's a harmonic hum. If she could see it, the man's shirt suddenly lights up with circuit like markings shining from beneath, from his skin presumably. Holographic armor forms around him and a large weapon of colord light forms in his hand. A gun of some kind. At the same time the worker bees clack and clatter as weapons unfold from them as well. "Be very, very still Nyx." He says.

And then someone drops from the sky. Someone with similar circuit markings, glowing amber wings and a wicked looking blade. There's a clang and a spark. And then gunfire from the hardsuits.

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Yeah well she doesn't really do all that well holding still either. "Christ I should really trust my guts next time right. She steps to the right and launches herself straight up, which may be unexpected. Of course the large energy wings that burst into being and 'propel' her are definitely not something Nyx has done a ton in the youtube videos, just that angel of metropolis one. Twisting and hoping she doesn't get blasted she turns to get an idea of what is going on behind her (and below her). The girls forearms are glowing dangerously reconfigured.

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There's another set of wings below her. In the fading light it looks like two people from 'Tron' are fighting one another, one traced out in amber, the other blue-white. The amber one has wings and a sword and is using it rather well, spinning and slashing and using the energy wings to both deflect attacks from the robots and strike at the holo-armored man whose holo-gun is shooing some rather unreasonably large bullets.

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The wings holding Nyx aloft flex and reconfigure. They are really more solid energy constructs made of paritcule beam energy than wings though. No traceries just brilliant white energy. "Right…." she squints and then points one of her hands at one of the 'help bees' and blasts a lance of pure particle beam weaponry at him. That much armor she doesn't pull back going with maximum strength.

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Below Nyx Jericho's HUD lights up a warning as one of the 'worker bees' gets vaporized by a high energy particle blast. He's still a little busy warding off bullets but he can tell that the Holo armor on his opponent is holding out fairly well. The robot to his left stops engaging him and fires on Nyx, tracking her with mechanical precision.

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Nyx blinks at the vaporization "Damn… okay maybe I should be a bit more…" she is cut off as the roungs hit her and spin her around. That… doesn't put her down. Nope. But it doesnt cut her off and she flexes her wings. "More careful…." she mutters about this as well and moves very fast down to the Robot putting her arms out and her fists into it, she doesn't break the sound barrier on the bright side with that move.

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The second robot dodges out of the way but not fast enough. Nyx smashes into it hard which just leaves Holo-Armor. Jericho hits his left arm with a strike that should be rights separate it from his shoulder but the blade just deflects off. Seeing himself now outnumbered he leaps back to the top of the next building. "Not over, Trent. We've not forgotten you. We'll be back for you too, Nyx!" And then he leaps again off into the rubble strewn weckage of the Bronx.

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There is a scramble as Nyx tries to get her hands back out of the robot.. scrambling backwards and finally getting free. She didn't mean to get so stuck in it. "Damnit…" she twists and hurls a robot arm really hard after the guy, no chance of hitting him but it crashes in the rubble off whrre he leapt "Screw you buddy!" her clothes are decimated, again. Jeans tattered, hoodie toasted by her wings and the robot punching. She is on the bright side wearing the heavy duty sports bra under her hoodie, cut to not be screwed by her wings. Yay Pepper.

***

The figure behind her flares his wings and tenses for a moment… then decides against chasing the guy. It's Jericho Trent, of course, aka Aspect. He folds his blade away and the silvery bracers on his arm sink back beneath his shirt. "You hurt?"

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Nyx shakes her head "No not hurt…. they were using pretty small arms fire there…" she crouches down and starts to check the robots out, not sure why she has the urge to but she sinks her arms back into the guts of it and peels it open. Our of sight her arms abosrb the technology in the thing, which is the reason. "what the hell was this!?"

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"The robot? Mechanized hardsuit with a limited AI. Hydra design and manufacture." Jericho responds, watching curiously. His own cybernetics are powering down now that the danger seems to be past and the wings fade from his pack. "WHat are you doing to it?"

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The girl peers into the hole she dug deeper and looks around at different angles. Her wings flare out of existance her shoulders and bare back exposed now to the air. "I don't know…" Nyx mutters "trying to figure out more about it.. make sure no pilot." she squints into the hole no longer urged to dig around. With that done she steps back "Hydra.. like the Nazis?"

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"Got it in one." Jericho murmurs, stepping a bit closer to watch. It looks less like tinkering and more like just… ripping. "No pilot, definitely." There's no room for one. "Figured out anything pertinent." The hacker is honestly quite curious. He reaches out carefully to poke one of the wings.

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Well Nyx sounds a mix of sheepish and frustrated "No… I did not. I mean hell.. I don't even know what I am looking for…. " she squints at you "Why was that guy after me… he had armor like yours but all blue…"

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"Good question." Jericho says, looking off in the diretion the man had fled. "And disturbing on a couple of levels. That armor isn't supposed to exist. Or at least, not be running around. Last I heard it was all locked up in an Army base in Virginia." He puts one hand on his hip as he thinks.

"He was here for you, that seems certain. My intel said that they were going to make a grab here, so looks like you were the target. They've been doing that kind of thing recently, I'm afraid."

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Nyx carefully minces her way over to to the other AI Robot she pretty much slagged over yonder and pokes her boot at the pile of slag "Man they did not know what they were biting off I don't think…. also I need to be more careful."

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"Clearly, because these aren't the type to make the same mistake twice." Jericho agrees. He's been running a net search on this young woman and… aha. There she is. "You're Nyx. I remember meeting you now. With Pepper." Beat. "You didn't do the wing thing back then though."

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The girl is still rocking that tight as hell alien network too around her. Nyx cocks her head and nods "Pepper… well maybe I mean I remember meeting you." she met you the first time with May though after that horrid time square viral incident. "And.. oh yeah flying.. for the record is amazing! Also new… it just sort of .. happened which was better than falling fifty stories fighting those Kryptonians with Supergirl in Metropolis.. so not looking that gift horse in the mouth." she considers what she has learned from Falcon and well dwells a moment.

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"Best not to. And wings are fun. I should know." Jericho's a bit distracted by what she's doing and doesn't note the literal digital demon living in his systems reaching out to poke that alien network. What is it precious?

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Well Nyx is toeing the slag again with her boot as she listens to Jericho "Wings are totally fun and I've been practicing.. which is probably why I didn't miss that robot when I dove at it… I totally missed this guy calling himself Blizzard and ended up in the pavement right after I got … them…" she goes still.

The literal alien AI living inside her systems spins a digital lockdown, the network tightening and becomign even more dense. In return it strikes out and starts to probe and fient in return hard at Jericho's hardware.

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"Ack!" Jericho blinks suddenly noticing the inbound return traffic. Maxwell closes up Jericho's network behind a wall of literally demonic code. "I swear that imp." The hacker murmurs as he terminates the connections and scrambles his network id to 'drop off the radar'. "Nyx… hey… Nyx?"

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When your network drops off and scrambles off the radar. Nyx blinks and cocks her head looking over to you from the slag there "What?" she looks around then up and then over to the way the Hydra guy ran off like there might be a threat. "something wrong?" she seems unaware of what just happened.

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Jericho blinks a bit. "Yeah. You spaced out for a minute and tried to hack me after one of my processes poked at something near you." Now he looks worried. "Do you not remember?" It's been a good thirty seconds or so.

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Nyx looks both thoughtful and skeptical there "Not really… we were talking about flying." it is really a processor level thing. Demonic attack, lot of processing power was spun back at you hard. Lots. It caused a diversion of resources. "I don't know anything about hacking…"

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One nice thing about being Jericho is his ability to record everything. So he just holds up his arms and gives Nyx the last minute and a half. Which start with thirty seconds of her looking like a department store mannequin in punk chic. "Mmmmhmmm. I see." He believes her… which just makes it all the more disturbing.

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That gets Nyx's attention and she steps closer to watch it reply. Which really makes her hitchiker decide that maybe it should start working on a rip for technology for processsing upgrades. "Ok.. that is pretty wierd….. what the heck were you doing?"

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Jericho is not prepared to explain to Nyx that he his hardware has a sentient digital demon. So instead… "I had a few automated processes running." Cyborg after all. "One of them detected a network around you and poked at it. Whatever it was didn't like that and you just… blanked out." He sounds concerned.

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Nyx considers "Maybe I should talk to my doctor about this incident." she is definitely a bit disturbed about it now. "Not sure… what this means but … its complicated." she sighs looking at your arm "Im not very human anymore Im told."

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"How do you mean?" Jericho is also not entirely sure how human he is, but likely means it in different ways. Odd, the similarities there, really. "Is it the tech?"

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Nyx nods "That is the impression I got… the technology has kind of infused me and replaced a lot of me with the technology…" which is a bit of an understatement. "Starks doctor guy ran a lot of tests.. I really need to connect back to him on the results and let him know about this incident…"

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"Sam Wilson." Jericho knows the Stark doctor. "He's a good guy, and yes I think that'd be a good thing for you to do. Especially since it seems your systems have a mind of their own." And who knows what that means.

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Nyx wrinkles her nose there and then sighs "Great just what I need… maybe it was some kind of automated defense system since your automated system started it." she squints at you "But yes Sam…. I'll have to go visit him and Pepper really soon

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"Be sure to mention Hydra." Jericho says. "And mention Aspect told you about them. They'll know it's serious. I'll keep an eye out for any future occurances of your name on their networks, but now that your on their lest, be extra careful."

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Nyx nods "I can do that… and honestly if they show up again I will just beat the hell out of them and try to capture any of the humans with them… stupid idiot nazis…" she frowns.

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Jericho chuckles at that. "Yes I feel largely the same way about them." He turns to look around. This place is… pretty ruined. "What were you doing out here anyway?"

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Nyx looks around as well "Well after the giant monster flattened everything I was out here looking for survivors or hurt people. I figure I didn't help against the monster but I could help people still.." trying to help.

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"That's good of you." The hacker nods. He'd been there for the monster himself. He shakes his head. His internal balance is still off after having a lot of his magic tapped. "There's rescue teams off that way. I'm sure if you flew over to the fire department command post they wouldn't turn you down."

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She looks over the way you are indicating then nods to you "Works for me.. I'm here to help." Nyx grins and gives you another nod "Thanks for the help with the Nazis… stupid Hydra…" she shrugs though and steps back those wings flaring to life once more and with a wave she ascends to the heavens to head over to see how she can help.

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"Maxwell, make yourself useful and start looking into the Hydra networks for info about Nyx." Jericho mutters to himself in demonic as he too takes off skyward.

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