Catching up with Nyx

Summary:
March 03 2015: Bobby and Samantha catch up after an eventful couple of days.

X-Red HQ

X-Red HQ has a wonderful view of the Manhattan Island and a fully stocked kitchen. Both Important.


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Bobby's been busy. Most of X-Red has in the wake of the HYDRA attack that destroyed several city blocks worth of the Bronx. He'd heard, from some contacts in the fire department, though, that Nyx had been out helping. It's been a while since he got in touch with Samantha, and he is naturally curious as to how she's doing. He suggested she use her power for good, and he feels kind of responsible for the girl, so he's invited her over to X-Red HQ to grab a bite and catch up a bit.

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Samantha touches down on the landing pad out on the balcony there, those amazingly bright energy wings fading out of existance with an audible crack of power and energy. She shifts and shrugs her way into the hoodie she has in her arms. "There we go… Bobby?" she steps inside.

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"In here." Bobby calls from the kitchen. The balcony door is open and the ice nerd is preparing sandwiches. "Wings huh? Neat. Come on in. Take a load off. I heard good things about you yesterday."

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She shuts the balcony door "Yeah wings… though they are very hard on my wardrobe. Luckily Ms Potts has been helping me stay clothed which is very very nice of her." she heads over to plop down on a sofa now, blushing. "Yesterday?"

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"Yeah. Folks in the fire department told me you showed up to help." He'd been elsewhere, as had most of X-Red. Some fighting, others helping. Bobby knows a lot of folks in the police and fire departments now thanks to his work. "Are you blushing?" He teases.

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Well damn, Samantha is blushing even harder "Knock it off frosty! I don't have a taser so I can't really just toss snowballs at you…." she sticks her tongue out though.

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Bobby grins and sets down Samantha's plate and a soda for her, then goes back for his own. "So how have you been? Haven't heard from you recently. I'll be honest I was getting kind of worried. Seems you're doing okay though." He really is quite curious. Sam's gone from on the edge of being a real villain to being someone that Bobby'd be happy to have at his back in a fight.

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Sam grins and picks up her soda now "Hey… well I took your advice and met the Doctor at Starks. Sam Wilson. Very nice. He checked me out and is still running tests I think… I think I am puzzling." she pauses "Because well… I mean.. Im not very human anymore he said…" she frowns then sips her soda.

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"Oh?" Bobby isn't technically either. Mutants are… complicated. But he got the impression that Sam wasn't one. Not with the way she, er, reconfigures. "Is everything okay on that front? We can get a couple other doctors to get on a conference call." He knows a few really smart people. Getting them to work together can be hard but it's possible.

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Sam shrugs and takes a bite of the sandwhich "I'm pretty sure Mr. Wilson has a bead on the situation. I.. probably haven't been totally honest about how I got my powers Bobby…." she chews then another bite. "I got… well I may have touched an alien meteorite…"

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Bobby takes a bite of his own sandwich and considers that. "Mmmmm, okay. Well I'd be worried, but it doesn't seem to have hurt you much yet." Beat. "Er, has it?" Okay, he's a bit worried now.

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Sam shrugs "Well it made me super strong.. pretty much invulnerable.. let me fly… let me blast with cool energy beams… seems legit so far right." she smiles "Mr. Wilson didn't try to lock me up so I guess it is okay….. though I am told that I may have automated computer defenses now that are dangerous to hackers…."

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"I don't think that anyone at Stark would." Bobby nods. "Pepper's in charge there and she's a genuinely good person. Maybe you can, I dunno, find a place there. Certainly they know how to deal with tech so if anyone can help I'm sure they can."

The news about computers gets a blink. "Dangerous? What happened?"

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Samantha nibbles on more of the sandwhich "I'm not entirely sure to be honest… I mean… that Aspect guy evidently tried to hack my technology parts… or something.. and my technology parts retaliated…"

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"Sounds nasty. But at least nothing bad happened to you." That seems to be Bobby's primary concern. "Well, I guess on the whole it sounds like things are looking up for you. Which I'm really glad to hear. What are your plans now?"

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The Sandwhich Is Gone. She sips soda instead. "Well I mean… I don't know. Ms. Potts is paying my rent and clothing budget… so it kind of feels like she is paying me to fight crime. Oddly getting angelic energy wings has helped my press immensely… which is surprising.. Angel of Metropolis of all things… I figure Stark Industries is a good place like you said right?" Samantha smiles.

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"It is. And they do." It's hard but true. Mutants know it as well. It's easier for people to see normal or attractive looking metas in a good light than it is for monstrous or terrifying ones. Bobby thankfully falls under the 'normal' category. "Well hey, there are worse jobs and you really seem to be growing into it." Hard to believe this is the same young woman he found knocking over an ATM.

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Not that Sam doesn't think about just knocking over a bank, but so many heroes. She is kind of sick of her crappy little apartment and disposable clothing but who knows right. "Yeah… it probably comes with the whole being hard to kill… I mean I got shot by a robot last night at the cleanup scene…"

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Bobby stops midbite, stares and then finishes chewing. "You what?" He says after his mouth is empty once more. "Robot? Like, that huge thing that stomped all over the Bronx or something else?"

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Sam almost snorts soda "no no… man I wonder if I could take a shot from that thing.. Yolo…" she laughs "No.. I mean this Hydra Battle Robot attacked me … two of them and this guy with energy armor. They were evidently out to grab me…."

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"Another Hydra grab…" Bobby mutters. "You're the second person I know with those idiots after you. Well at least you got clear. Are they going to come after you again and do you need a place to lay low?" He sounds like he's asked this before.

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Okay Sam looks skeptical "Lay Low. I disinigrated one of the robots and punched the other one in half… I am not entirely worried about some stupid Nazi Robots…" maybe she is overconfident. Soda Sip.

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Well maybe but if she says she can handle it Bobby isn't going to tell her otherwise. "Alright, well let me know if anything changes. Stupid HYDRA jerks…" He mutters and finishes his sandwich. "So…" He's suddenly grinning a little. "How fast can those wings of those take you?"

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Sam grins at the subject change then laughs shaking her head "I have no idea Bobby… I mean fast…. when I press it I make a sonic boom… which is like what.. um.. it is like Mach 1 right… which I looked on wikipedia and it said that was like more than 700 miles per hour right?"

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Well Bobby can't go that fast, it's true… but he corners well. "Wanna race?" Hey, they're not doing anything. They could do some loops around city center. Lots of tall buildings in the area.

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Right this can't possibly go wrong. Sonic boom. Downtown. Nyx trying to corner in the city center. Nothing could possibly go wrong. "Sure!" she slips up to her feet with a grin.

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"Consider it training." Bobby grins as he steps over to the balcony. The air chills around him and he steps off onto an ice ramp and starts to slide. "Loser owes the winner a pretzel." He calls, fully expecting he'll be buying her at least one.

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Sam follows you to the balcony and waits until she is clear of your interior before pulling off her hoodie, tossing it in on the couch, and then popping her wings and floating off her feet. They flex and don't flap. Representational energy construct really projecting a lot of energy. "Right right…" it is good practice for her to not hit a building.

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Bobby slides down a story or so and then really takes off, ice ramping in a weave around and through the buildings. He's had a lot of practice at this.. Hell sometimes he even jumps down a level, catches himself and then ramps up so he can descend again to pick up speed. "Try to keep up." He grins back as he weaves.

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Dear lord Bobby. Sam flies after you, she keeps up but doesn't try to surge past you. Her wings flexing this way and that as she dives around and curves past buildings. She just doesn't have the urban practice you have. Mostly because if she clips a wing into a building it won't be good at all. She does tilt her wing into your ice bridge, disinigrating it at one point. Cheater.

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Bobby hops again, going backwards for a few hundred feet to grin at her cheating before twisting around again. He approves. "Alright… let's really see what you can do…" The ice neard weavs through the buildings for another couple of minutes, going higher and higher before setting them out on a long, clear straightaway with no high rises in the way. He angles his ramp down, crouches, and starts to really go fast.

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Sam knows you are doing this so she can cut loose, so she does. It isn't enough of a straight away that she can sonic boom, which is good for all the windows. She still tilts her wings and surges fast forward. Her acelleration is remarkable though as she just surges past you real damn fast.

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Sam probably has to wait a minute or three for Bobby to finally ramp to a halt next to her, midair where the straightaway ends (well she could keep going but… sonic boom equal Canadian airspace real fast). "Wow. Really damn impressive there Sam." She's probably, honestly, a lot more powerful than he is.

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Sam grins a stupidly happy grin there "Woooot!" she laughs and then leans as she hovers there, and tips the wing into your ice bridge once more. "I love flying so much."

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The ice bridge vaporizes where the wing touches it. Bobby's not bothered. He can make more. "There's nothing quite like it, right?" He can't quite fly, but ice ramping is close in some ways. Exhilerating, really. "Man you can book it too. How long have you been able to do that?"

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Sam shrugs "Ever since that kryptonian incident in metropolis.. it was fly or fall like fifty stories or something so I guess .. dire need?" she looks back at her wings. "I broke some windows first time I really tried hard…. Im also a little vague on if I am breaking laws flying.."

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"Maybe…" Bobby looks at her wings. They're made of energy. It's possible they're generating thrust. "But no worse than someone like Superman is. So do you have time to hang around a little or do you have places to be?"

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Sam gestures around at the city "I am all yours for the afternoon Bobby.. you wanted to hang out.. and right now Im hanging midair. Whats up?" teasing.

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Bobby grins. "Just checkin'. Come on, let's get to ground level. Now that we're both fed and all caught up I'm sure there's something fun to do." He pauses and cants his head slightly. "Mmmmm, you know I woulder if we shouldn't get you added to Red as an auxiliary. If you like. I don't doubt we could use the help sometimes. And I'd trust you in a tight spot for sure."

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Nyx tilts her wings then pauses "I wouldn't say no at all if you guys wanted me on the emergency dial list… under flying girl who shoots stuff and punches hard." she grins and then finishes the tilt and flips herself back and then down fast towards street level to land. She has been practicing.

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"I'll make sure. I'll pitch it to Berto first, but he's met you and I'll vouch for you." Sure the X-Men are typically mutants, but there's nothing that says they're a mutants only club. Well, he's pretty sure, anyway. They could use her on the speed dial, honestly. Bobby's already spiraling down toward the ground. People are gonna stare at the two of them, and probably recognize them both but he's gotten used to that part at least.

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Samantha's energy wings snap out of existance there once her feet touch down. She grins to the bystanders and then looks to Bobby as he lands "So whats on the plans?"

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"Figured a movie or something. Just fun, really. Gotta have some sometimes. Mostly I see friends when something goes horribly wrong." As it does with kind of shocking regularity. Signs of the times perhaps, Bobby thinks. "Or when they come to tour the lab and I didn't want to bore you."

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Sam well she is in her tattered jeans and a sports bra. "Hmmm that sounds good… though we may want to stop buy and get em a hoodie somewhere or go back into your HQ to snag mine before a movie…"

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"Oh, right." Bobby chuckles. "Sorry. I get used to seeing people in costume and some of them are… not modest." Berto's in particular shows off. He tilts his head toward a clothing shop across the way. "On me. Since it's my fault you're out a shirt anyway."

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Nyx lifts a hand "No worry I ditched the hoodie before popping wings.. Im getting pretty good at it." she furrows "I should really ask Pepper about an actual.. you know costume though for this for gods sake…" heading to the shop

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"If Pepper doesn't have something Berto might be able to swing something. The X-ers are pretty decent at getting costumes that don't break when we power up. Magma in particular…" Let's just say that without it a girl who can turn into lava might have had some awkward problems.

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Nyx considers that as she opens the door to the store "Good point… I hadnt even thought of that.. or Berto even.. isnt he like pure solar energy sometimes?"

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'Yeah, and does energy blasts and the whole bit." Bobby nods. Magik's costume is more tame by comparison. Well, oddly, much tamer than her regular attire sometimes. Limbo likes leather, apparently. "There are a few whose powers can be problematic. They've learned to deal with it." The ice nerd will wait politely while Sam gets something suitable.

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A pretty standard hoodie is selected, it is a Yankees hoodie though. She slips it on and then shoots you a smile while you pay. "Well Ill ask Ms Potts and then Berto.."

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Bobby doesn't have expensive tastes and most of that X-Red paycheck goes to boring things like savings and such. "Of course." The Yankees logo gets a grin. Well, it was that or Nicks, clearly. "So, have you seen that 'Jupiter' movie yet? Or the spy one? Both are supposed to be good." He makes an 'after you' gesture to Nyx as they head out.

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Sam shakes her head "Between flying, crime fighting, rescuing people, and being broke.. I can honestly say I haven't seen either of those so both sound good."


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