2010-02-08: Interesting Apperances


Jade_icon.jpg Mikhail_icon.jpg Robyn_icon.jpg Skyler_icon.jpg

Summary: Jade doesn't quite look like the other girls.

Date: February 8, 2009

Log Title Interesting Appearances

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Cafeteria

There is a large cafeteria for the students. Blue and white tiled floor lines the floor and there are large windows that let in a lot of light. Six sturdy blue plastic chairs sit around each white table. There are a few snack and soda machines along with a few microwaves and refrigerators sit along one wall.

Mikhail is hungry but as hes been band from hunting has come to the cafeteria, hes finally found a look he likes so hes wearing dark grey jeans, a dark green t-shirt, a light brown jacket with two darker brown strips on the elbows and shoulders, a wood bead necklace (like the ones surfers wear), white and green sneakers, his dyed blond hair is gelled into spikes, and he is wearing blue contact lenses. When he enters the cafe he sees a new girl staring at her food, "Heya, urmm, you do know you're supposed to eat that when its on the plate, i know cooked food is a bit strange, but its quite nice".

Jade smiles to the voice, lifting her head to the sound of it. "Oh, I'll have to take your word for it. I think it's chicken. It smells fried. I think the grease needs changing…" her glasses flashing in the light. The shrouded girl turns back to the plate. "I just… I am not quite sure how to eat it." Her fingertips drum lightly on the table. The coke is moved just so.

Walking into the cafe with a big yawn, is Robyn. He's not here for dinner, he's hear for caffeine. He heads to one of the soda machines to get a coke before looking around. "Hey Mikhail." He says walking over to the area. Jade gets a smile and wave, as he doesn't realize she can't see. "Hey, I'm Robyn." He says looking at Mikhail with a smirk. "So, you feel in the mud, huh?"

Mikhail waves at Robyn as he comes in, "Heya Robyn, she doesn't know how to eat, and the grease needs changing", he nods, "Y..yes i did, i fell in the mud", damn, why is it so hard to lie to Robyn.

Jade hears a new voice, and the shuffle of feet. She turns her head towards the sound. "Oh, hi… I'm Jade. I am really new here." The shrouded girl explains. It helps that she has a sticky nametag that says her name on her chest. The plate of nuggets doesn't get eaten without her. "I'm thinking I need to either take off the hood… or I need to figure out how to get this to my room."

"I should have recognized the clay this morning, I can't believe I didn't, especially since I get it all over me like that when I get really into it." Robyn says shaking his head as he sits down and cracks open his can of soda. "How'd you learn to do that?" He says since he's been learning to be as good as he is since he was little. "Well welcome to the school Jade? Something…you need help with?"

Skyler wanders in from the upper floor of the Dorms, rotating his arm as if he'd slept on his arm wrong and it'd gotten numb. He's still looking like Dallas, so he's got his name tag on declaring what his name is. "Evening everybody," He says to the room, as he wanders over to the soda machine to get himself a soda as well. Once the bubbly beverage has been procured he looks over at Jade and asks, "New girl?"

Jade oohs. Another new voice. She turns her head towards the man who has just entered and tracks him to the table. "Yeah, I am new," she smiles beneath her shroud, or her words smile. There's a plate of cooling nuggets before her, and her cane rests by her side. "I ah… " she laughs a little. "They told me that people won't mind what I look like here. But… you guys better not be cute or I'll be really embarrassed. So.. uh.. lie or something?"

Mikhail grins, "I'm getting good at this lying thing, i learned from watching you do it and from TV, it took ages, you make it look really easy", he waves as Skyler comes in, "Heya Skyler, are you still being Dallas?".

Robyn waves at Skyler, thinking it's Dallas at first. "Hey Dallas! I've been wanting to catch up with not you since you're Skyler with the name tag. Sorry Skyler." Robyn says chuckling slightly with a blush. "Mikhail, I wish you would give up this lying thing, it just creates problems. And I just…I love sculpting." He looks at Jade and shrugs. "Really, I don't think many of us will care. And don't worry, I'm not a guy you have to worry about."

Skyler chuckles at Robyn, sending him a friendly grin. "I'll be sure to pass that along to Dallas when I see him next." To Mikhail he chuckles. "Well, unless Dallas has pulled a Robyn and he suddenly got a twin out of nowhere, then, yeah, I'm still copying him." He goes and grabs a snack out of the snack machine and goes to sit across from Jade. "We've got people of all sizes and shapes here," he explains. "I've been a bunch of them, too. Anyway, yeah, this is a place where you can be yourself without having to worry about people throwing rocks at you."

"If you say so," she says softly. Not that orientation matters much when you're a shy girl wearing a bag over your head, anyways. She reaches up, finding the edge of her hood to start to drag it upwards. Her skin is a pale color, almost like coffee with too much milk, and her chin is elongated. She pauses. "I'll have to take off my glasses. None of you guys… just don't look, okay?" She continues to lift her hood. What seems like braids spills along her shoulders, grey-green and shimmering, with blue tracings at the end of each strands.

Mikhail rolls his eyes at Robyn, "Everyone lies, its how humans function", he watches Jade take off her hood, hes not bothered by her apperence but doesn't understand why he as to look away.

Robyn sighs and shakes his head before looking away from Jade, as per her request. "Let me know when it's okay to look." He's focusing on the wall to his left trying to respect her wishes. "And Skyler, I dunno what to do about Richard. He's convinced his an Alien but I want to get to know him. I mean, it's weird, he's more than likely my twin brother, aren't twins supposed to be…bonded or something. I dunno, it's just weird knowing that after all these years I have a twin." He's rambling a bit.

Skyler has been around the school enough to know a dire warning when he hears it from Jade. He turns around in his seat so he's facing away from the girl and shrugs at Robyn. "People…" he starts hesitantly, calculating his words, "… put a lot of emotional investment in their own image as to who they are. For Richard, a big part of his identity is tied up in his looks. When he's suddenly faced with somebody who looks /just like he does/ it's a huge blow." He sighs sadly. "It's the same reason why a lot of people get freaked out when I copy them. Just give him time, and space, Robyn. The more you push him the more he's going to push back."

Jade's hand slides up to cup her dark glasses, sliding them off her face as close to her features as possible. The hood is slid up and over her features. Her hair are what seem to be thousands of shimmering braids, and her features are elongated and strange. Her eyes are huge and angled, and she does her best to keep them closed before the dark glasses are quickly slid back into place. They are talking about people she doesn't know, so she takes this as a good sign. She reaches for her nuggets and eats, slicing each with a sharp snickt of her clicking teeth. Unless direct eye contact is made, everyone lives the day.

Mikhail is still watching Jade but doesn't make eye contact, he makes a hmm noise before turing the same direction as Robyn and Skyler, "So this person looks like Robyn but isn't Robyn, are you sure hes a twin and not like Skyler?"

"I know, it's just weird. We are supposed to hang out this weekend though." Robyn says sipping his can of coke as he finally turns to look. "Woah." He says as he takes a look after the sunglasses are back on. "You're like…a Medusa. Wow." He says looking at her curiously, finding it neat. Robyn loves strange things so he's not scared by it or anything, he more finds it fascinating.

Skyler asks behind him to Jade, "Is it safe to turn around yet, and um, if you don't mind me asking, what would happen if I looked?" When Robyn expresses what he thinks of her looks he mutters, "Nevermind, I think I can guess." And with that he turns around. With a shrug to Mik he says, "Somebody once told me of Occam's Razor. Basically, the simplest answer is usually the correct one. It's more likely that he's a twin than another shapechanger."

"Okay, it's safe," she says, just a small squeak. She nibbles on her chicken nuggets. As Robyn makes his observation, her head turns towards him, and now her mouth is visable, it sags in deep grimace of horror. "Medusa was cursed," she whispers. She fumbles to put her hood back on her head, roughly, hastily. "You'd all loose a bit of your lives," she says, her voice a squeak. Glasses are skewed as the hood is tugged into place, and she reaches for her cane, and her coke. "You'd stop moving, stop breathing. You'd just stop!" She pushes to her feet. "I have to go."

Mikhail scratches his head, "But a shapeshifter seems much more likely than a twin, from what i've heard a twin is born geneticly identical to someone else, its just weird", when Jade gets upset and goes to leave he moves to stand in front of her, "Hey, wait, Robyn didn't mean anything by it, dont worry everyone looks different, i have naurally blue hair, black eyes and fangs, Skyler looks different depending on who he wants to be i guess, and Robyn looks like i think its called an emo?, we're all different, dont worry".

Robyn jumps up and goes to try to stop Jade, putting a hand on her shoulder if he can. "Wait, I didn't mean anything bad by what I said. I just…I'm just weird and I thought it was cool the way you look." He's got an obsession with macabre things and finds them fascinating and if he knew Jade better, he'd probably ask her if he could use her for inspiration for an art project. "Honestly, it's not about the way you look, we're not going to judge you can run away screaming, I just find your power kind of…neat."

Jade flinches under the touch, and she is surrounded. She hears the voices, her head swinging between them to focus in on each thing. Coke in one hand, and cane in the other, she wavers on indecision. "Cool?" she squeaks, not sure if she is being teased or not. "You thought I was cool…?" A pause. "Fangs?"

Mikhail grins shwing off the fangs clearly, not that Jade can see them ofcourse, but meh, "Yep fangs, see everyone here is different, we even have a Mike, and there are much more dangerous powers here".

Robyn nods even though she can't see it. "Yeah, I mean, I know it sounds weird but I've always been fascinated by weird….um different things. I mean the fact that people who look the way certain mutants actually can, I think it's neat. And yeah, Mikhail has fangs and the blue hair I miss." He says chuckling. "I know it's hard because out side of the walls people aren't accepting but they do have image inducers?"

Skyler chuckles at Jade's reaction. It's not mocking, though, quite the opposite. "It doesn't quite work that way, Mikhail," he says, although he doesn't continue on to explain exactly how it does work. "Jade, please. Nobody here is cursed. We all have issues we need to work around, and get help with. It's part of the reason why we're here."

Jade shuffles her feet. "What's an image inducer?" She asks, then shakes her head. "I.. well, just tell me later. I should go. Chloe said she had snacks in the room. Um.. nice meeting you." Shuffling backwards, she bumps into the soda machine. Thud. A landmark. Her cane moves out before her, and she begins to retrace her steps back to her room.

Mikhail sighs, "The blue hair is gone Robyn, it isn't coming back", as Jade leaves he waves out of habit, "Goodbye Jade".

Robyn sighs and walks over to the table and grabs his can of soda. "Well I'm officially an idiot. Me and my stupid fascination with stuff like that." He shakes his head and hopes he can apologize later. "Well I gotta head up to my room anymore, homework." He makes a face and waves. "You two take care!"

Skyler scowls as Jade makes a hasty retreat, bumping into things as she goes. He gives Mikhail a shake of his head and says, "A shame, really. Blue would look good on you." He gives Robyn a nod of the head and a friendly waive. "Don't sweat it any. Have a good night."

Mikhail shrugs, "I had blue hair when i first met you, but it wasn't normal so i changed it, blonde is apparently better", when Robyn leaves he waves, "Bye Robyn!".

Skyler looks momentarily puzzled, and rubs his eyes with a hand. "Was it?" he asks, more to himself than to Mikhail. "I guess so," he admits with a chuckle. "My memory's not the greatest."

Mikhail nods, "Yeah it was", he shrugs, "My memory is very good, apparently its photographic".

Skyler nods at that, chewing on his snack thoughtfully. "Yeah. I copied somebody who had that, once. Absolutely bizarre to suddenly have perfect recollection when you normally don't. He was a certified genius, too. I wasn't used to being so smart."

Mikhail scratches his head, "I remember stuff well but im not a genius", whoa so Skyler copies minds as well as bodies?

Skyler chuckles and nods. "I didn't mean to imply that they went hand in hand. Just that it was part of the package." He catches Mikhail's unspoken question and explains, "When I copy somebody, I copy them on a genetic level. Everything they have, I have. The only thing that's mine to keep is my personality and memories. The good and the bad. I get the whole kit and kaboodle."

Mikhail nods, "Ok, so if say you copied me you would get all my powers and skills?, would you get the animal mind as well?", this is kinda hard to understand, Skyler's power is kinda weird.

Skyler's power /is/ weird, no doubt. "Well, that depends. Your powers, definitely. Your skills? If they're instinctual, but if they're learned from experience, then no. And with your animal mind… that depends on if that's part of your mutation, or part of how you were brought up."

Mikhail furrows his brow, thinking, "The skills and the animal mind are a mixture of my mutation and instincts and they are also learned, its kinda hard to tell the difference".

Skyler nods sagely, as he takes a sip of his drinks. "Yeah. That's true with a LOT of things about people. It's a mixture of both. Some people have a knack for certain things, and I would pick that up. But without any formal training, I'd still be flailing about trying to do it, but because of that knack, I'd figure it out easier." He chuckles and takes another sip of his coke before continuing. "Remember when I said I was a cat? Think about that for a second, what it would be like to run around as a cat. Not a cat with a human brain, but a cat, through and through. I spent two years as one because I didn't know any better that I could change back."

Mikhail nods, "I kinda get what you mean, when i used to hunt i would be able to switch into the animal mind, and its so primal and uncontroled, its kinda scary, and sometimes its hard to regain control again", hes been kinda repressing his animal side resently.

You say, "Yeah, but you still have human intelligence driving that instinct. Despite the animal mind you still /physically have a human brain/. I didn't have the luxury.""

"That must of been really weird, urrm what do you really look like?", hes never seen the real Skyler so is intregued.

"Like this," answers Skyler, gesturing to himself. "What you see is what I am. Once I copy somebody, there's no going back."

Mikhail eyes widen, "Whoa, dont you find that kinda hard?, everytime you look in the mirror how can you be sure its you?"

Skyler laughs lightly. "Well, Mik, when you look in the mirror who else can it be?"

Mikhail shrugs, "I'm not sure, i dont know exactly how a mirror works".

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