2010-07-28: Informing Emma


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Summary: Jessica comes to visit Xavier's to give Emma some news the Avengers have found out.

Date: July 28, 2010

Log Title: Informing Emma

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Emma Frost's Office

Miss Frost's office is not as white as one would expect, however it does present an overall theme in the room. Using a classic den/office style structure from the building, the hardwood floor has been mostly covered from entry to desk with a white carpet that has been decorative bordered in an ivy-pattern, with the center having a delicately done floral arrangement. Two plush white leather chairs sit slightly staggered and angled facing a white marble topped desk of dark-stained oak, the Xavier Academy logo in front emblazoned in a polished steel. Atop the desk is materials for physical writing as well as a dual-monitor computer system that seems keyboardless, instead having a single mouse-like interface device. To the right are a pair of striated white marble book-cases filled from top to bottom, in the center of the pair a marble fireplace that burns sedately despite the time or season.

The left wall has a series of file cabinets sitting next to another computer desk, this one with a standard keyboard and mouse with the academy logo floating sedately on the screen. Next to those is a table where mail seems to be laid out next to a carafe of what is either coffee or tea, and a small pile of cookies, which seems to vary day by day. Behind the carafe is a small containers for sugar, fresh cream, and honey.

Behind the desk is a bank of windows facing northwards, running practically from wall to wall, bordered on both sides by silver-embroidered sheer silk cloth, so even when drawn you can make out details outside, and so long as day is present, line pours in to give the room a sense of warmth. For the times when more light is required, it comes from the vaulted office ceiling from a tasteful-looking light and fan combination. Just behind the desk and on the right side is a second door with a hand-print scanner.

After hearing about Ahab and how he wants several folk from Xavier's dead, Jessica Drew has decided to come by and let Emma or Scott know. She did call in advance so Emma would know that she's on her way. She's not dressed in costume but in a nice pair of black slacks with a red blouse, her hair is tied back into a simple pony tail. Eventually there's a respectful, almost professional sounding, knock on Emma's door as Spider-Woman waits for the woman she's requested to speak too.

Some little mechanical trick opens the door without anyone being there as the voice inside says, "Come in, Agent Drew… or is it merely Miss Drew these days?" The smirk playing on Emma's lips looking actually a bit tired as she seems to be in the middle of something at her desk, "This will just be a moment. An incident was being handled while you were waiting. I hope you were comfortable."

Jessica walks in and offers her hand in a greeting. "It's both actually, I work with both the Avengers and SHIELD but I'm more here in regards to the Avengers than SHIELD right now." She says as she looks around impressed at the office. "Oh I was fine, had a couple of your male students…staring a bit but that's expected." She says sounding a bit exasperated. "I hope everything is alright and unfortunately, I'm probably going to put a little be more stress on your plate."

That all elicits a chuckle as she motions towards where the usuals are kept, "The coffee's fresh if you like, and well…" Shaking her head, "At least they chose summer vacation to do what they did this time… I'd have hated HORRIBLY to have called an assembly to reiterate campus rules." Moving back to her work, Emma closes the file and then stands and moves around the desk, "As they say… Lay it on me."

Jessica looks over at the coffee but this doesn't seem like the 'coffee' time right now. "Well, I guess I'll just get to it then." She says with a slight smile. "This is in regards to your missing student, Cam and the villain known as Ahab. Apparently he's from the future and one of the reasons he's here is that he's looking for certain people who caused him trouble in the future to get rid of them now. Two of them are your teachers Addison Falk and Jericho Parker-Mayfair and another is your student Robyn Larkin. Rashmi Franklin is another and a few from Barnes Academy. Your student Connor provided us with this intel and at some point I would like to speak with him."

Pressing her fingers together as she thinks on this, Emma sighs once and closes her eyes before saying, "I've… been somewhat aware of what's been happening, but we've had more than our fair share of problems as well. In the form of another enemy of the X-peoples coming up to bite us in the collective rear. And I've been aware of Mister Blake's unique situation. I must thank you for caring for him during his recovery. I do hope the boy wasn't too much of a problem. Very well then." Tapping a control to bring up a new screen, "What shall we do about this?"

"Well right now in regards to Rashmi, we're watching her closely and we're not leaving her alone. That's why I escorted her here yesterday and I'll be escorting her back when needed." Jessica explains as they're not leaving the girl alone. "As for the Avengers, we have a bit of our problems as one of our own got turned into one of Ahab's hounds and he's currently captured. Right now our focus is taking out Ahab so he doesn't come after Rashmi, or anyone else, again. Though I don't know if Ahab will attack the school or not to get to those he wants."

Those brows perk up a bit in the perfectly cultured manner as Emma says, "Do you… well… that's… actually quite interesting. Seeing as Addison Falk may have the power to undo what Ahab has done to a Hound. Apparently when one of the previous Phoenix Hosts in another reality had the presence inside of them, they were able to undo the affects. At least, on themselves. But we can see if he can put truth to the words." Seeming thoughtful, Emma paces for a few moments, and then adds softly, "If it's not one thing, it's another… we'll increase the level of psychic security, and if you like… we can have a SHIELD unit placed in Salem for fast response?"

"I'll talk to SHIELD and see if they can do anything, but what might be more likely, is an Avenger or two making patrols out here more frequently. If anything suspicious happens, please, notify us immediately. Ironman can be here very quickly." Which is an understatement and an obvious one from Jessica's smile. "That's good to know about Addison, I don't know much about Ahab and his other realities, it seems the X-Men have dealt with him more than the Avengers and SHIELD."

Emma taps a few keys and then touches the screen in a few places, before finally she then nods in agreement, "If you have someone to suggest to 'visit' for a while, I would not be amiss. I do agree that until this is resolved, communication will be critical. Also… our holding cells here might make for good bait. If we get most of the students off campus, and place the Hound in a cell… someone MIGHT make a play for them. Or do it in transit." Tapping her lips in consideration, "It's nice for once to have someone from the government here NOT complaining about us for one reason or another."

"I'll talk to She-Hulk and see if she and I can take turns." And maybe it's a good thing for Robbie to do as well Jessica thinks to herself. "I would prefer not to make your school a target Emma, your students live here, this is their home, the less of a target the better. It wouldn't be good morale for your students, Keld is going to stay with us for now. I have to be on my way though, I just wanted to give you the heads up on this."

Emma nods in reply, and comes around with enough time to hold her hand out to Jessica, "Very well then… it was a thought… and I would not do anything to put the children in danger. If this was to be a trap, they would all be safe first. In the meantime, keep in contact with me as you can, and we will make sure this does not affect either of out lives too much. A pleasure, Miss Drew. And I hope you enjoy the experience of Miss Franklin. I'm given to understand she tends to rise to challenges presented to her in interesting ways."

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