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09 July 2007 @ 10:19 pm
time to get to the bottom of some things  
Mystique was still waiting in the car for the return of Mfanwy and whatever she needed from the Xavier mansion. She supposes that the child needed some form of closure before heading out with her 'grand-mother' on the open road.

Well not quite that open. Mystique does have an agenda to take care. And she hopes she is not making a mistake by letting Mfanwy coming with her. All ready it seems like it has been a while waiting in the running car, watching Xavier's like a hawk.
 
 
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blinkbampf on July 13th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
*bampf*


Just inside the gate, Mfanwy materializes in a cloud of blue smoke, waving her hand to disperse it. She's got a backpack thrown over her shoulder with her few possessions in it. Her daggers and her diary foremost amongst them

As she opens the car door, she grins and says, "I'll so never get over how much that stinks. Gah. I spend so much on good brimstone-deodorizing shampoo..."
bluemysterygirl on July 13th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Mystique gives her a 'TMI' look. "How did it go?"
blinkbampf on July 13th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Mfanwy looks guilty for just an instant, then answers, "Well, I couldn't find anyone in charge. Pyro started giving me a hard time, and then Clara showed up -- the girl in the hood? Dunno if you knew her -- and I was talking to her. By then it was taking too long, so I told them where I'd be, asked Clara to tell the Prof, and blinked upstairs to grab my stuff before bampfing out here. Pyro was trying to make it sound it was a bad idea to go with you. Yeah. He has room to talk... er..." she trailed off for a moment

"Um," she started again, "the Pyro that I knew wasn't exactly a choir boy or what you could call a good influence, but he was a friend. I guess I was automatically associating this one with that one. Sorry to keep you waiting"
bluemysterygirl on July 16th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
"Pyro is here?" Mystique looked slightly interested.

blinkbampf on July 16th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
Mfanwy nodded, "He seemed to be in residence. Tried to tell me I didn't belong there because he hadn't seen me or something"
bluemysterygirl on July 16th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
"I highly doubt Pyro would have been in residence long, himself." Mystique's cat-like eyes glanced towards the Mansion.
blinkbampf on July 16th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
"I dunno. The Pyro I knew was always part of the group, but so angsty. His girlfriend's codename was 'Ice Princess' if that gives you any clue about why. He seemed to think he belonged, and Clara didn't act like he was out of place, either"
bluemysterygirl on July 19th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
"Some people are just comfortable in strange places." Mystique started the car down the road. Not even glancing back to Xavier's.
blinkbampf on July 19th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Mfanwy watched the scenery for a moment, shaking her head at the same trees the same buildings... but not the same

Then she had a thought and turned to Mystique, "What do I call you if we come across, um, non-mutant types? I can't call you 'Mystique' and I can't call you 'Grandma Raven' -- would just 'Raven' be okay with you? Oh! And I have an image-inducer built into my belt, let me know when I have to use it"
bluemysterygirl on July 19th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
"You call me Mystique when I am in this form. Not Raven. Never Raven. Not infront of others. And if I am in a different form, I will have a different name. I will let you know as we go along." Her voice was insisted.
blinkbampf on July 19th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Well, THAT was awkward

"Um, okay. Sorry, I didn't mean to upset you," Mfanwy answered, then added, "I meant when you were looking like someone else, really. Grandma Raven was the same way with most people. I was the only person she didn't make call her Mystique when she was relaxed and normal. I'll... just sit here and write"
bluemysterygirl on July 20th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
"I prefer Mystique because it is my name. Not my slave name. It is hard to explain. Very very very few people even call me Raven or know it is my real name."

"What exactly are you going to write?"
blinkbampf on July 20th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Mfanwy pulled out her diary/journal and one of the ink pens

"Well," she explained, "I've never kept a diary before, but the whole alternate dimension situation just seemed to kinda scream for the necessity, y'know? So I'm writing it in the form of letters to my best friend... Tessa"

She looked up at Mystique and half-smiled

"I guess thinking about Tessa is part of what kept me focused on the whole trip back here in the first place"
bluemysterygirl on July 20th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
"If you are going to write so personal, you should keep it very protected. Would hate for anyone to use it against you."
blinkbampf on July 20th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
"I had it hidden at Xavier's, but yeah, I agree... I take it my pack isn't considered secure enough?"
bluemysterygirl on July 20th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
"No. The fact that it is paper is not secure enough. So easy to take and copy and leave the original behind."
blinkbampf on July 20th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Mfanwy stopped writing at the bottom of the page

"What would you suggest, then?" she asked, looking up at the older woman
bluemysterygirl on July 20th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
"Something like this." Mystique holds up a handheld computer. "It is completely password protected and easily destroyable if need be."
blinkbampf on July 21st, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
With a giggle, Mfanwy replied, "That's... a little out of my price range. Y'know, seeing as how I don't have an income and my parents are -- depending how you view it -- either unable to give me an allowance due to dimensional displacement, or one deceased and one not on this planet... same result. I mean, my version of here is so much alike, it's not like I can just invent something here that's already invented there"
bluemysterygirl on July 21st, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
"You can buy one with your five per cent cut of this job we are going on."
blinkbampf on July 23rd, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
(OOC: Moved over for visibility)

Mfanwy startled

"I get a cut? Wait. What kind of job? I mean, no one's gonna get hurt, right?"
bluemysterygirl on July 23rd, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
"Would it matter if someone had to get hurt?"
blinkbampf on July 23rd, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
"That depends on whether it's the goal or not. If the point is to hurt someone, I'll go back. I won't pretend to try to understand why it's necessary, but I won't try to stop you, either. If it's a someone-may-end-up-hurt-if-they're-stupid situation, I'll gladly go along. If it's somewhere between the two... I'll tell you now that I'm gonna avoid with the hurting, but I'll go"
bluemysterygirl on July 23rd, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Mystique slowly pulled the car over to the side of the road. "People will get hurt on this mission. There is no avoiding it and if you would rather yourself get hurt than hurt someone else... I want you out of the car now."
blinkbampf on July 23rd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Mfanwy looked up at her, "People getting hurt is not the same as setting out to hurt them -- intent makes all the difference. I will avoid hurting other folks, but if it's me or them, well, let's just say I'm not an idiot." She smiled, then continued, "The world isn't nearly as rough or scary here as where I come from... and I had a wonderful few teachers. Hand-to-hand unarmed, firearms, close weaponry, and powers training were all required of all students at the Xavier Institute that I attended"

She cocked her head to the side and asked, "Is that alright, or do I need to get out?"
bluemysterygirl on July 25th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
"Listen very closley. People will get hurt in this mission. There is no avoiding it."

"So you tell me. Can you do it or do you need to get out?"
blinkbampf on July 31st, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
"Like I said, as long as the goal isn't to hurt people, I'm okay. I don't know why that makes a difference, but it does to me. Yes, it's weird, but..."

Mfanwy shrugged and looked out the window, then back at Mystique

"How I mean that I don't want to hurt folks unless I have to, if I do have to, I don't sit and hesitate or do the angsty thing like Heartfire or Ice Queen do"
bluemysterygirl on August 4th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
"I am intending to hurt people." Mystique said as simply as she could. Then looked at Mfanwy for a response.
blinkbampf on August 5th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Mfanwy frowned again. "Then no. I can't go with you," she said, then sighed and opened the door. She stood and said, "Be careful," with a sad smile at Mystique before stepping away from the car
bluemysterygirl on August 5th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
"I always am." Mystique frowned back at her. Then making sure that Mfanwy was out of the car, she drove off.