2011-05-06: I've Got A Friend In Mr Floppy


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Summary: Aiden is a bit concerned about Franky sleeping in the park.

Date: May 6, 2011

Log Title: I've Got A Friend In Mr. Floppy

Rating: PG

NYC- Thompson Square Park

Thompson Square Park is a small park in the middle of Mutant Town. The benches might need a fresh coat of paint, the fence might be rusted in places and the pavement is raised and has cracks but it's all part of the mutant haven and fairly relaxing. Trees and grassy areas are in between the many paths, there are a few structures and benches along the path as well as a special area of the park that is marked 'the dog walk'.
//Two trees have been planted in the park as a Memorial to Carmencita Florez and Detective Baxter each with a plaque stating the tree is in their memory. //

It's a Saturday night and Aiden is making his way through his park as he's heading out for a night of clubbing. He's dressed for it wearing a pair of tight black pants tucked into buckled boots and sleeveless black shirt with a tattered fishnet shirt over it. His done up his make up and added some fake looking blood to his look tonight, smeared down his neck and on his face and arms. Where there isn't fake blood his tattoo like markings that are visible show a faint green colour. He doesn't seem to really care if he gets odd looks or not as he walks through the park with his wings tucked against his back.

With the sun down and most of the regular foot traffic dwindling Franky has entered the park looking for a place to bed down for the night. Pushing his shopping cart in front of him the large figure makes his way onto one of the jogging paths and is heading deeper into the park. To anyone that gets close enough he has his usual dopey smile and is humming to himself.. the tune to Sesame Street?

It's a Television theme song that Aiden actually recognizes and he looks up as he notices it's Franky whose humming the show. "Wow, I haven't seen that show in forever. I used to watch so much Sesame Street as a kid." He comments with an amused chuckle. "Franky, right?"

Franky looks over at Aiden as he speaks and gives a wave "Heloo Friend, hy vatch da show everry morning in da Shelter. Helpingz me vit my reading und counting, nize lady lets me vatch ven shez making breakfazt." He nods enthusiastically "Yez Hy am Franky, hy remembers hyu Aiden." he stops pushing the cart so he can talk with the winged Mutant.

"I don't really watch television anymore but as a kid I used to watch it with my brother." Aiden says as stretches his wings a bit. "I always liked the count. So what you up to tonight Franky?" He asks of the larger man. "I'm just about to head out for the night."

Franky nods and motions around the park. "Shelter iz full, zo hy come here to findz a place to zleep for der night. Qviet here, no carz an not many pipples. Not safe for odders to shtay out here zo zey shtay in da Shelter. But hy em verry tuff, verry stronk, hy shtay out here no problemz."

"I've been there where I've had to sleep outside, sucks if it rains or snows." Aiden says. "Will you be warm enough sleeping out here?" He asks with a bit of concern. "It's nice that you're considerate for others but are you sure being strong is just enough?"

Franky smiles wide "Hy vill be fine, do this allot. Hy gotz blanketz un odder shtuff, don't feel much cold. Gotz to let da pipple dat ken't shtay out here shtay in da shelter."

Aiden nods again. "Well if it's raining or anything ever and I'm around I can lend you some floor space in my apartment. I don't want you getting sick." He's had plenty of people lend him a spot to sleep even though he was a complete stranger so he doesn't mind returning the favour to someone he barely knows.

Franky nods and is still smiling. "Tank hyu, mebbe I take hyu up on dat zometime. But tonight Hy iz good, nize night. Weather iz gettin good."

"I really don't mind. For a while I didn't have a place to live so I relied on the hospitality of others when it was there. Sometimes I had to sleep outside which wasn't always fun but.." Aiden shrugs a shoulder. "As long as I'm safe that's what is important. So Franky, you don't have anyone out here, are you on your own?"

Franky shakes his head. "Nope, hy gotz Mizter Floppy." He reachs into the cart and pulls out a rolled-up blanket, unrolling it to reveal a fairly good-sized stuffed Rabbit doll. "Nize lady givez him to me ven hy first came ta der sheler, zo hy em never alone." He carefully rolls the rabbit back into the blanket and places it back in the cart.

Aiden looks at the stuffed animal and gives a small smile. The green markings turn a blueish colour with hints of yellow as he's feeling a bit concerned for Franky. "That's a nice bunny you have, Mr. Floppy. Fitting name. But how did you come to have to live at a shelter?"

Franky pauses and scratchs his head "Ken't rememberz.. ken't remembers anyzing before a few weekz ago. Hy just rememberz being in da shelter. Nize lady zay anudder lady bringz me dere. No clothez, not even talkingz. Zaid hy waz dere a few dayz beforez I shtarted to shpeak. Dey gavez me my name, gavez me clothez. I shtay in mutent town shince den."

The yellow in Aiden's markings gets brighter for a second before fading. "I'm sorry to hear that Franky." He thinks that having no memory of your past would be a bit of a scary thing. "Well from what I hear Mutant Town is a good place for people like us who kind of stand out." He says breaking out into a grin.

Franky nods and smiles "Vell hy don't know vat hy forgot, zo hy don't know if hy should be mad I ken't rememberz it. Mabye hy forgets zomthing not so good? I ken't complainz though, pipples here have been nize. Hy gotz my bookz an hy gotz Mizter Floppy. Iz hokay to be different if hyu iz happy hy tink."

"That's exactly right." Aiden agrees. "I'm quite happy with being the way I am, I actually think I'd be quite unhappy without my wings." He says as the markings start fading from the blue and yellow back to a green colour. "Unfortunately Franky I have to go, I've got someplace I gotta be. On my way back I'll walk through the park and if I can see you, I'll check in to see if you're doing okay sleeping out here."

Franky nods and wave before heading back gto his cart. "Hyu have a good night out dere friend. Hy vill see hyu in der morning mebbe." He goes back to humming to himself as he heads further up the path once again.

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