2009-08-16: Just A Chat


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Summary: Eddie and Lily chat.

Date: August 16, 2009

Just A Chat

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Music Room

The music room has four levels of tiers that each sit one row in a semi circle. On the floor in the semi circle is grand piano. There is a large closet on either side of the room, one filled with string instruments and the other filled with various wind and brass instruments. There are a few guitars in the back of the room next to a large variety of percussion instruments. All the instruments here are for the students to use provided they take care of them and clean any necessary parts after they use it. The room is sound proof, so once the door is closed, the music being played will not interrupt the other classrooms.

A nice Sunday evening at the Xavier Institute. Its pretty hot outside but nice and cool indoors, most students sticking around campus choosing to stay inside. Up by the music room, there's predictably music playing. Eddie Parker-Mayfair, dressed in shorts and a Captain America t-shirt, seems to be getting some singing in tonight. "When you need a hero to protect the place you live, fighting monsters all around that try to get within. Awesome power, no surrender! Heroes never fall! Look to the sky as they arrive when you hear this call!" he sings, the rather upbeat rock tune coming from the speakers. "Go, Superhero! Fly, Superhero! Win, Superhero! Hero we go! Go, Superhero! Fly, Superhero! Win, Superhero! Hero we go!"

Lily wanders into the music room, expression somewhere between amusement and horror. "Who on earth is getting killed in here?" She calls, teasing.

Eddie jumps when the door opens, letting out a squeak and turning red. He quickly shuts off the music and frowns slightly. "Sorry, Lily. Just me singing…" he trails off, apparently not picking up on the teasing aspect.

Lily snorts as she walks further in. "I was teasing, Eddie." She points out. "No harm done. At least you don't sing off-key in the shower and loud enough for everyone to hear." Like certain OTHER residents of the mansion. Yeesh. "How you doing?"

Eddie blinks. "Oh…" he trails off. "I do sing in the shower though…" he trails off, blushing. Eddie's one of the mansion's better singers so people don't mind. Some even ask him to sing. "I'm doing alright. All healed up thanks to Jared. Just chilling up here. You?"

"You might, but you're not off key or really loud." Lily points out. There is a universal law that the worse you sing, the louder you get. "Pretty much bored out of my mind. Spent the morning in the pool, but that got old, so I came inside."

Eddie nods. "Oh," he says again. "Can't say there's much else going on inside," he says, looking around.

"I noticed." Lily says. "It gets so quiet here over summer vacation. Fortunately, that's almost over now."

Eddie shrugs. "This is my first one here," he says. "I arrived at the school for the first time a week before the last one ended so I got right into classes," he says with a little chuckle.

"This is my second summer here. Granted, my first one, I was rather too sick to enjoy it much, but still." Lily says. "The only real excitement is getting new kids in, really. That and the usual insanity this place is subject to, but even that seems to not be happening lately."

Eddie shrugs again. "Give it time," he says, chuckling a little. "Why were you so sick?" he asks curiously.

"My mutation took time to manifest fully. Took the scales almost two full years to grow in and grow to their full sizes. I guess that during that time, other things were happening internally, but I didn't know it. About the time the scales were completed, but pure white, I started getting the shakes and nausea and got tired at the drop of a hat. It was /really/ bad, and my folks didn't know who they could turn to. Not like there's a listing of mutant friendly hospitals that can diagnose mutant illnesses, you know? Lucky for me, someone here found out about me and they brought me here. Turned out, I was suffering from iron deficiency anemia. My body requires something like five times the normal amount of iron … uses it to store oxygen in my blood for when I dive, which lets me stay under for a long time." Lily explains. "It took a while to get the iron built up to where it needed to be, and until it got there, I was really lethargic and sleepy all the time."

Eddie listens quietly to what Lily explains, offering a sympathetic look. "Man…that really sounds sucky…" he trails off. "So do you like…take iron supplements now?"

Lily nods. "Yeah, I have to. Fortunately, I love the taste, so it's not a trial to deal with or anything."

Eddie smiles. "Well, that's good then," he chuckles. "So that's your only power? Being able to go all…Atlantean?"

"Pretty much. I can swim faster than any normal person, dive further and stay down longer." Lily says. "Though the teachers are pretty sure I haven't reached my limits yet."

Eddie nods. "I don't think anyone's really reached their limits yet…among ths students anyway," he says.

Lily nods. "Yeah, I don't think any of us know what all we can do yet."

Eddie starts to say something when there's a ringing from his pocket. "Oh…umm…sorry," he says, reaching into his pocket and checking his phone. "Oops!" he squeaks, quickly disconnecting his MP3 player from the speakers and sticking it in his pocket. "Sorry but I gotta run. Boyfriend's calling. I'll see ya later, Lily," he says, heading for the door.

"See you, Eddie." Lily calls as he takes off.

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