2011-04-01: From Upon High


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Summary: Megan can't sleep and is out on the docks when a boy falls from the sky.

Date: April 1, 2011

Log Title: From Upon High

Rating: G

Xavier Mansion - Boathouse on the Dock

A wooden dock stretches fifteen feet out into the water. Students can fish from the dock, or dive off if they like. A few rowboats, canoes, and paddle boats are tied to the docks for the students to use. A boat house where students can find paddles and life jackets sits at the edge of the water.

Late evening and a cool breeze blows over the lake, small, feathery clouds drifting across the stars overhead. Seated on the end of the dock with her knees drawn up to her chin with a lightweight blanket pulled up to her chin and back over her shoulders, Megan looks out over the water. The girl's pink hair appears closer to red in the dark, her eyes lost in shadow. Not having been able to sleep, the girl left her room to find a little fresh air, her wings fanning behind her slowly as she just sits; lost in thought.

Coming back from his recent adventure, that he's sure to get a talking to about; Kael falls through the air. Free falling is something that the aerokinetic loves to so cause it lets him feel like he's surrounded from all directions by his element. As the water gets closer and closer, his hair bleeds white before it's fully dyed. The winds around Megan pick up before they roll towards the lake and cushion Kael's 'landing' in the middle of the lake as he floats in a swirl of wind. The winds whipping his coat back to reveal the Corsair's team shirt.

The wind is Megan's only clue that she might not be entirely alone… Her blanket flutters and her hair whips around a bit as she looks out at the rippling water, her eyes moving up to see the falling boy. The blanket gets clutched a little closer for a moment and she rises to her feet, holding her wings straight out behind her back and about to leap into the air to try to save her fellow student as he falls when he lands neatly on the water. Or just above it, rather… She frowns slightly and calls out over the water, "Are ye alright?" It's only after her concerned question is called out that she leaps into the air, dropping the blanket on the wooden dock and flying as quickly as her wings will take her out to the other mutant teen.

Kael stays in the middle of the lake, stretching his arms high above the air as he looks down at the water below him; smirking softly. At the called question, he looks up at the other flying mutant and he blinks a bit with a smirk. "Yeah, I'm fine." He hms a bit as he notices the wings and says, "I've seen you around here before. But I've never caught your name." He extends a hand out, "The name is Kael Langford."

Visible relief floods through Megan when he says he's alright and she hovers as best she can, seeming to dance in in the air as the wind teases through her hair. She nods once, hunching her shoulders a little in the lavender sweater she's wearing, smiling at the introduction, "Aye. I've been here for a few months now." The offered hand is shaken and she tucks her other hand under her arm to warm chilled fingers, "Megan Gwynn. 'Tis a pleasure to meet ye, Kael." She looks up in the sky for a moment and then back at him, "Why were ye falling like that? I thought for sure ye must be hurt…"

Kael looks up and smiles. "Sometimes I just like to freefall to clear my mind. I go up as high as I can and jut… fall. It's quite fun actually. Though… I'd only recommend it if ya can stop yourself in time." He floats towards the dock, landing behind where she was sitting after a moment before he looks back at her. "If you're cold, we could probably head inside to the kitchen. Hot cocoa sounds nice." His cheeks are flushed from the chill of the winds as he smiles.

Megan giggles and nods, "Oh, aye. I can imagine." She wrinkles her nose, flittering back to the dock beside him and stooping to scoop her blanket back up, "I don't think my wings would hold up to catching me in freefall, though." A butterfly's wings aren't exactly intended for tricks like that, after all. She folds her arms over her chest, the blanket draped over them, and nods at the mention of cocoa, "That does sound nice." She gives a little shiver, "I was out here for a bit before ye came falling out of the sky like that." She takes a couple of quick steps to fall in at his side if he lets her.

Kael chuckles and waits for her. A Texan is always a gentleman. "Oh? I didn't know that. I was flying back after helping stop a giant sand construct from terrorizing China Town, with the help of others of course." He shrugs it off like it's an old thing. Thankfully, it's a bit of a walk back to the school!

"A giant sand construct?" Megan blinks a couple of times at that, stopping short for a moment in surprise before she flutters her wings to catch up with him, flying about four inches off of the ground, "What was a construct doing in Chinatown?" Aside from the obvious: Running amuck and putting people in danger. "Glad to hear ye weren't alone, though."

Kael shrugs a bit. "Apparently, he took some drug called Kick and went stir crazy." He looks back at her as he chuckles. "I was glad as well. Wind and Sand kind of… cancel each other out." He looks ahead at the school before he says, "I would've called for help at the school, but we had it handled before it got out of hand."

Megan frowns faintly, "Kick? Like that stuff Miss Frost emailed everyone about?" This has her a little concerned again. She shakes her head, "He could of been dangerous. Miss Frost and Mister Sommers would probably be upset if they hear about it." Not that she's going to go and tattle on him or anything… Then he says that they had things under control and she nods, "I'm just glad nobody got hurt, then." She shoots him a brief glance out of the corner of her eyes, "Nobody was hurt, right?"

Kael shakes his head. "That's where I heard it about. Hmn, shoulda guessed it when I saw the inhaler." He smiles a bit. "A fruit vendor was punched, a girl was blasted back through a music store window. And the sand dude was knocked out. That's about it." He counts off on his fingers, "I think. But, the girl looked fine and in the hands of her friend." He puts his hands back into his pockets as he says, "Most people ran when the construct showed up."

Megan just shakes her head in disbelief, "I don't see why anyone would want to do something like that to themselves. It just seems so utterly daft!" Why would anyone want to take something that actually hurts them? She just really doesn't understand at all… She winces a little at the mention of the two— well, three —people that were hurt, "Well, at least they weren't hurt badly, then… I hope that he can get some help." Even if he did go nuts and attack people.

Kael shrugs a bit with a sigh. "I don't know, Megan. Some people just don' know what to do with themselves. Hell, I mean. I don' even know what to do with myself. But you don' see me going for that kinda stuff." He looks over at her and pats her on the shoulder, "I'm sure he'll find some way to get better." Then his tone gets into the sardonic realm, "Now if only we can find some way of making him stop trying to kill all the normal people."

Megan sighs, shooting him a sharp look when he compairs himself (even if only for a moment) to the Kick addicted mutant in Chinatown, but calms down a bit when he says that he doesn't do anything like that. She smiles a little and nods, "I hope so." She sounds like she really is worried about him. Even if he isn't exactly a good guy. She wrinkles her nose at the mention of him trying to kill normal people and shakes her head, not even bothering to go into her thoughts on that subject.

Kael smiles as he goes for a hug around her shoulders. "How's this. We find the biggest thermos we can find. Fill it up with hot cocoa and go watch some movies, alright? To get our minds off of this, I know I need something like that." He smiles down at her after he asks that.

There's a large grin at the suggestion that they get a huge thermos of cocoa and watch movies. Megan nods and drops back to the ground, hooking her arm companionably around his waist, "Aye, that sounds like a good idea. I couldn't sleep tonight, anyway." Which is, apparently, why she was out on the docks in the first place, "What kind of movies do ye like?"

Kael chuckles a bit. "Well, I like moves like Shawn of the Dead. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Though I also like moves like A-Team and The Losers." He hms a bit and then says, "Then there's the moves that are like Scott Pilgrim, Alladin, Aristocats. My tastes are varied. How about yourself?"

Megan shrugs, "I don't know. I just don't really like scary movies that much for my part." Monster movies aren't to her tastes at all. Not unless she's with a cute guy she can cuddle with during the scary parts. "I like Disney movies, though!" So Aladin would be a good movie to watch, probably.

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