2011-04-18: New To Mutant Town


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Summary: Aiden and Vinny meet for the first time and Vinny welcomes Aiden to Mutant Town.

Date: April 18, 2011

Log Title: New To Mutant Town

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. //

When you have wings driving and public transportation are two things you don't really worry about. Aiden touches down in the middle of the park, adjusting a duffle bag over his shoulder. He stretches out his wings behind him before folding them against his back and looking around for a food cart. He starts wandering around the park trying to see if he can find a cheap dinner.

Early evening finds Vinny where he is almost every night, no diggeridoo music this time however as the Hybrid is working on his control without his focusing tool. Standing atop a pool of summoned water about 4ft across and 2ft deep his eyes glow brightly as he splits the pool in two and sends each half to encompass a painted wooden post he's stuck into the ground at the other side of the square of concrete where he usually meets with Jeremy.

A cheap dinner isn't found but something else catches Aiden's interest. A platypus standing on top of water. He stops and watches for a bit, lowering his duffel bag to the ground with the sound of metal clanking together. There's a look of curious wonder on his face as he watches Vinny. "That's really impressive."

Vinny had sensed the approach of the new arrival as soon as he stepped into range of his location sense. He smiles and gives a nod but doesn't turn his eyes from the posts. "Only be impressive if I can get this ta work.." He begins twirling his outstretched hands slowly, the water engulfing the posts begins to rotate slowly, but is gradually picking up speed. "Figured out I been doin' this all wrong.."

"It looks all right to me." Aiden says with a grin of his own. "But then I'm not really sure what you're trying to do but to me, it looks impressive." The tattoo like markings that are visible on the back of his hands and his neck are a dull green at the moment. He watches the spinning water with a bit of amazement, following closely with his eyes.

Vinny nods and smiles a bit as he keeps trying to increase the rotation speed. "Been usin' this power like a sledgehammer.. when I shoulda been usin' it like a paintbrush. Sure I can get some decent force out of it, but tha true potential is in it's versitility. Watch tha posts, ya can see tha paint is startin' ta peel off. I'm tryin' ta simulate Errosion at an accelerated rate." His eyes flash and the water seems to condense, pressing in around the posts as it keeps picking up speed.

Aiden takes a few steps closer so he can get a look at the posts, watching the paint erode away. "I don't think I'd like to be in the middle of that." He says rubbing an arm thinking about how much it'd hurt. "My powers are a lot more subtle. Not much use for force in flying." He says. "But I've always thought you have to embrace your powers and use them like an art in a way."

Vinny nods and grits his teeth as his focus fails and the water sloshes to the ground. "Damn.. lost it. Ah well it's gettin' better." His eyes return to normal as he finally looks to the new arrival. "Flight has merits of it's own, and subtle definately has it's uses." He smiles "Name's Vinny, and yerself?"

"Sorry if I was distracting you." Aiden says. "I'm Aiden. Kinda new to the area. Just moved to New York six months ago and to Mutant Town about a week ago." He says walking over and offering a hand. "Well I have my wings and I'm an empath as well. Both are a bit more subtle but I wouldn't change what I could do for the world."

Vinny shakes his head "Naw no distraction, besides distraction is all part of things anyway. Not like somone is gonna stand still if I gotta use that trick on um anyway." he smiles and offers a hand "Well if no one's said it yet, welcome ta mutant town. Always good ta be proud of yer gifts, too many folks either afraid or unhappy with what they been givin."

"Thanks for the welcome. It's really different then anywhere else I've been before." Aiden says as he nods. "I agree with that, I learned that you gotta embrace what you're given. I guess I was lucky though with getting found by Howard and getting to learn and travel with him. So far I'm liking New York, though there was this older woman giving me a lot of warnings that people are jerks in the city."

Vinny nods and chuckles "Well yeah, New York definately has it's share of Wankers. But there are some good folks here too. Gotta watch where ya go sometimes, outside a mutant town there are folks that don't like us and will go outta thier way to do somthin'. But inside mutant town things are decent most'a tha time."

Aiden shrugs. "I can handle myself." At least he believes he can. "I work down in Coney Island and I'm not really too big on hiding just because I look different. I still go out and do things." He doesn't let being a mutant stop him. "I ran into some serious trouble once two years ago but I think working for a Freakshow kinda helps with people's image of me."

Vinny chuckles "Ah I can certainly relate with lookin' different. I get what yer sayin'. So what brought ya ta new York anyhow?" Vinny looks to the water, his eyes begining to glow again as he cleans up his mess, the pooled water heading back down the storm drains he got it from.

"Well I got separated from my Family two years ago. Well my family are a group of mutants I used to travel around with doing acts at various fairs and such. We got separated two years ago and after searching for a while I figured if I settled down and got my name out with the Coney Island circus maybe someone would find me." Aiden says as he is completely optimistic that he'll see them again. "I just learned how to use the internet so sometimes I go to the library to use it to search for any clue my girlfriend is…well…somewhere."

Vinny nods and looks back over as he finishes "Tough break mate, course every mutant in new york ends up in Mutant town sooner or later so ya might see um here someday if they happen inta tha city. As for myself I'm just doin' what I can with what I got when the chances come up. Try ta help out here and there."

"I'll see them again." Adien says sounding full of confidence. "What's there to help with out of curiosity." He asks as he's not familiar with life in mutant town that much yet. "I'm just trying to make enough of a living to get by right now and hope that Lauren and the rest of my family can find eachother."

Vinny shrugs "Mostly just helpin' some'a tha older folks with things, then there's tha occassional punks that wanna cause some trouble and wanna make a name fer themselves. Flex a bit'a mutant muscle and they usually hit tha bricks."

"I think me flexing mutant muscle would be a bit of a joke." Aiden says as he knows he's quite skinny and not much of a fighter. "I'm actually a bit of a pacifist. I'd rather not get into a fight, I don't like feeling people get hurt."

Vinny nods "Wasn't much of a fighter when I first got here either, learned real quick that somtimes ya just gotta stand up and refuse ta be knocked down."

"Fights aren't fun when you're an empath." Aiden says with a bit of a shrug. "I usually try to calm someone down before it gets to that point. My empathy allows me to influence peoples emotions so it's easier to try to talk them down first. Just my way of things though."

Vinny nods "Well we all do what we can do. My gifts are a bit more capable in a fight, but I can see tha merits in what ya can do. Course I got a bit more than these rugged good looks from my abilties as well."

Aiden gives Vinny a shrug. "Yeah, I didn't get lucky on the looks department. All I got are wings and these not tattoos tattoos." He says holding up a hand and pulling down his sleeve to show Vinny. "No fur unfortunately. Though I think molting is easier clean up then shedding."

Vinny nods and grins "Well it ain't much fun when tha weather gets hot either lemme tell ya, gonna be spendin' alot of time in a pool somewhere this summer."

"I bet, it gets hot with the wings in the summer I can't imagine fur." Aiden says picking up his duffel bag. "It was nice meeting you Vinny but I gotta get some rest before work in the morning. If you ever get the chance feel free to come see the show down in Coney Island. Sorry, shameless plug." He says with a chuckle.

Vinny smiles and nods "I might stop in, course folks'll probably think I'm one a the acts. Safe travels ta ya Aiden, be carefull out there and have'a good day."

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