2010-04-01: Making Amends


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Summary: Skyler meets Zack in the gardens and makes amends for his behavior while under Sinister's control.

Date: April 1, 2010

Making Amends

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Japanese Gardens

A large area of the grounds is landscaped with a Japanese Garden. A river filled with coi fish runs through the middle with a wooden bridge. There is even a small waterfall splashing on the rocks. Bamboo can be heard clacking on the rocks. A small statue of a Buddha can be found in various places. The trees hang over the area and when the flowers are in bloom, it brings a variety of color to the peaceful landscape..

Zack comes back out to the japanese gardens, he hopes they're all repaird, giving a tiny sigh at all of the tranquility here…he needs someplace to calm himself.

You say, "Zack? Are you here?" calls out a familiar voice. Last time Skyler and Zack met in the gardens a fight broke out, and Zack ended up getting kidnapped. Now the gardens have been repaired and Skyler is seeking the large teen to do a bit of repairing of his own. While Skyler still looks like a young Sinister, that's where the similarity ends. His gait is loose, and slightly hunched, instead of the military stiffness he held when he was Mystery. Similarly, he's wearing an old pair of jeans, and an Invader Zim T-shirt, and his hair is beginning to grow out of that awful flat top he had."

Zack turns his head lightly…well granted last time Skyler was a sinister clone, so he didnt' really know it was her. "What?" he asks as he sees a…oh well, a young sinister, that's…not really cool. For a moment he feels as if he wants to grab somthing and hurl it at a sinister, "What the hell…"

Skyler holds up his hands defensively as he sees Zack tense up. "Peace," he says. "I just want to talk. To… apologize if I can." He really shouldn't need to apologize, since the man that took Zack from these gardens isn't really the man that's standing before him today. But the guilt is still there, evident on his face. "I'm glad you managed to get out."

Zack just kind peers, and yechs, "Wow , you can't change outta that form? That…sucks…" he says with a shake of his head and he relaxes a little bit, "I'm glad too, starving to death woulda SUCKED"

Skyler looks surprised at the news. "Starving? He never fed you?" At the first question, he just shakes his head. "I can, but it's no longer permanent. It'll last a few weeks before the pattern starts degrading to this."

Zack nods, "Well that's good, sorry, but you look flipping creepy" the large teen grew another inch it appear, a little bigger since he got some food back into him, "Well after you guys assualted the school, I guess he just packed up and left…including me in the cell. Didn't care, just left me locked in there"

Skyler winces. "I know. I'm growing the hair out so I look, I dunno, more Goth than creepy. Or Goth creepy. Something OTHER than sinister." He blinks, shocked at Zack's abandonment. "Jesus," he breathes. "How did you get out?"

Zack nods, "That'll look good, well not good, but it'll look better ya know!" he says with a thumbs up, the large teen tries to smile, "Fuckign dumb luck…some guy was there ripping of whatever Sinister left in the lab, and he almost dropped the stuff when I said hi. Anyway he let me out, which was decent of him. Blew the whole thing up after he got what he wanted"

The look of satisfaction that washes over Skyler is almost priceless. "Blew it up? Man, I wish I was there. That would've been really satisfying." There's a slight pause as he stops to order his thoughts. "So… we cool?"

Zack rubs the back of his head, "I guess…" he shrugs, "I mean you didn't want to do it, and I'm still alive, so I guess that's what it is…" he says. Be honest Skyler handled this better then James, so he's tryin to avoid having another person he's hostile too! "Ya sure" offing a fist bump.

Skyler offers Zack a very un-sinister like grin that's almost goofy, and returns the fist bump with the large teen. "Cool." He wanders over to one of the concrete benches and takes a seat. "Almost everybody's being really good about how I look, now. Except for the Headmaster. He looks at me and all he sees is Sinister. I went to talk to him about when I met… well… it's not important who I met. We nearly started trying to blast holes in each other."

Zack nods, "Well that probabl wouldn't have ended well, and ya know, the school woulda had a lot more holes in it." he thinks, "Hows your roomie?" he asks and he finally takes a seat near the stream.

"I don't know," answers Skyler honestly enough. "This body doesn't need sleep, I think. I haven't slept for days and I feel fine. Barely needs to eat, too, so I haven't really been back to my room." He scowls, lost in thought. "I don't know even if I want to stay here anymore."

Zack nods his head, "ya I was kinda thinkin about that two, I mean, so far in the time I've been here we've been chasing after kidnapped students more then we have bee n taking tests, crazy ass school"

Skyler shakes his head. "Between the craziness there is learning done, here." He sighs, "And moving away doesn't make the craziness stop. I know. I tried it once." He looks over Zack's sizable shoulder to stare at the school. "It's just that… everybody else may have already moved on but I just can't. And it doesn't help that I can't be around the Headmaster without us trying to kill each other."

Zack looks back behind him, "Can't be around him, well after the month when you shift back, then, you can go back to normal. Can you try to copy someone else?" he says as he remains sitting, but he's still pretty tall when sitting.

You say, "I can," answers Skyler, "But it won't stick. I'll eventually be back like this. Besides, I was going to graduate this year anyway. Moving out early won't be that big of a deal.""

Zack nods hs head, "All right, well…oh so you're leaving?" he asks with a tilt of his head, and then slowly nods, "All right, well you gotta do what you gotta do"

Zack stretchs a little bit more and he lays back on the grass

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