2009-05-16: Why Fight?


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Summary: Talks about his issues with rage.

Date: May 16, 2009

Log Title Why Fight?

Rating: Log Rating. PG

Xavier Mansion - Living Room

Cream colored couches and chairs are placed among end tables and a coffee table. A large entertainment center covers one of the blue walls. The windows are set back a bit creating comfortable window seats for those who want to read.

July can currently be found at the Living room, seated on the couch with a bored look on her face, while watching the local news reporter go on about some super-powered villain that was terrorizing the city but got stopped by the Avengers.

Vladimir walks into the living room and spots his favorite class mate. He walks behind her and places his hands on her shoulder starting to rub your shoulder, "hello there July."

July looks up to you as you approach her, "Hey, Vlad." she says, before standing up and letting out a soft stretch and a light yawn, to try to get rid of her boredom, "So, did you work everything out?"

Vladimir shakes his head, "not yet but not from trying both Scott and Ororo had other things to do then let me say I am sorry and let me explain my self." He smiles, "how are you?"

July nods to that, "I'm alright, thanks. A little bit sore from the last Danger Room session, but otherwise, alright. Have you left a message to them to let them know you're wanting to talk to them?"

Vladimir nods, "I did and I sure they get back to me between now and never." He sighs, "I told you they don't want to talk to me."

July oh's again as you say that last bit, "Do they said it to your face that they don't want to talk to you, or are you assuming such because they're unavailable?" She asks, arching one eyebrow.
Vladimir shakes his head, "that's didn't say it but then adults never say anything like that." He moves to the couch and sits down on it.

Vladimir shakes his head, "that's didn't say it but then adults never say anything like that." He moves to the couch and sits down on it.

July shakes her head a bit as she remains standing, "I think you're giving them too little credit." she says, arching one eyebrow.

Vladimir shrugs, "maybe but people normally do not want to be around people who make them mad. There's not doubt I am that type of person."

July arches one eyebrow, "I don't mind people who make me mad. But if they make me mad every time we meet, then, yes, I don't want to be near them. You made Ms. Munroe and Mr. Summers mad ONCE. That's hardly a reason to keep you away."

Vladimir folds his arms, "Mis Munroe once yes. Mr. Summers….well it's been more then once. " He looks away, "it's about anytime we are in the same room."

July blinks softly at that, "More than once? Why…" but then she understands, "Oh, he's your squad leader, isn't he?" she chuckles, shaking her head ruefully, "May I ask you why you clash with him so much?"

Vladimir sighs and shrugs some, "The Doc said I have problem with people in authority. It might be the fact I only see him most times when I'm in trouble."
July blinks, "The Doc?" she asks, rubbing the back of her head, "Who's that?"

Vladimir blinks, "Jared and Eddie's dad Dr. Parker-Mayfair. I only talked to him once but it was an interesting one."

July oh's softly at that, and nods, smiling a bit, rubbing the back of her head, "Ah, him. Sorry, not used to calling people by their nicknames." she shrugs softly.

Vladimir nods, "think it's his title but it's no big deal. He places his feet on the coffee table, "I need to see him again I guess but it's hard to pin him down."

July shrugs softly, smiling, and she crosses her arms in front of her chest, "Well, if you want to participate in a team, Vlad, you'll have to swallow your pride and learn to accept orders, y'know?"

Vladimir sighs, "I want to know how to use my powers if I make it on a team that is a bonus. You see that's why I am here."

July chuckles, smiling a bit, "If everyone had what they wanted, the world would be such a better place…" she shakes her head softly again, "Vlad, you will learn to dominate your powers. But you need to improve on your body, too. Like Mr. Summers said back then, the world outside hates us, and will try to bring us down. So we need to learn to fight with powers AND fists. Not to mention learn how to dodge unnecessary fights."

Vladimir stands up and walks over to you, "Okay attack me." He smiles, "Lets see if you can strike me."

July arches one eyebrow at that, "One: I won't attack you. Two: even if I attacked, you'd most likely dodge it easily since I still suck at hand-to-hand combat." She says, shaking her head ruefully at that, "Third: it wouldn't prove anything. Now, get someone good at combat to do that, like Mr. Logan, or Mr. Summers, or even Mr. Drake, then it might be worth something."

Vladimir sighs and nods, "was not going to hurt you just wanted to show I know how to fight it might not be fancy marshal arts but it gets the job done. But so far when I been in a fight it come down to power on power. The nut job in the park I could not even get near to hit her if I could control my ability to travel thought the wires I could of come up behind her and knock her out but since I couldn't well you saw what happen. Then another time I was facing another technopath in a computer on motorcycle and I laying flat on my back while he could still move around and cause harm to my body."

July sighs softly, closing her eyes for a moment, before opening them to look at you, "You still don't get it, do you?" She asks, pausing for a few moments before speaking again. "Remember what Ms. Munroe said at the beginning of the session? About muscle memory? Do you know what that is?"

Vladimir thinks for a moment, "Yah it has to do with doing something over and over again so it feels right when you do it. I understand her wanting use to do for that reason but I got that from real fist fight not punching a bag."

July sighs again, "Vlad, have you ever heard of the expression 'learn to walk before learning to run'? Do you know the moral behind that saying? Its meaning?" She asks, looking at you with an arched eyebrow. "No matter how powerful you are, if you don't have reflexes. Someone faster that you would be able to easily beat you. Acquiring muscle memory helps to improve reflexes. And having quick reflexes means faster reaction times. And that can determine win or lose in a fight."

Vladimir sighs and shakes his head, "why is this place all about fighting I sick of fighting! I hate getting a fist fights or any type other type of fighting."

July sighs one more time, "Vlad, this school isn't about fighting. It's about teaching you about yourself, and how to defend yourself." she pinches the bridge of her nose a bit, "In math, before you learn to multiply, you need to learn to add. They are teaching us here how to defend ourselves here, so we can defend others. Our powers are not what define us. It's not to be something we have to rely on all th time."

Vladimir moves back to the couch and sits down, "I just want to master my powers I sick of fighting." He sighs, "I know I have a temper I just want to live a life at peace."

July watches as you sit back down, and she shakes her head softly, "I'm sorry, Vlad." she says, "But I'm going to be honest. Brutally honest, maybe. But, with your temper the way it is, you will not lead a life of peace. Your temper will make you lose it in a heated discussion, a fight will ensue, your powers will be revealed, and you will be chased out because people found out you're a mutant."

Vladimir sighs, "I know July why do you think I want to see the Doc again I want to get it under control. I am not dumb I know I have to do something about it. If a shrink can't fix it maybe some kind of drug to keep me level."

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