2011-08-28: Oh Pish Tosh


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Summary: Aiden, Kalindi, Fiona and Vinny all meet up in mutant town after the storm.

Date: August 28, 2011

Log Title: Oh Pish Tosh

Rating: PG

NYC - Mutant Town (Avenue A)

Mutant Town, also known as District X, has become a haven for mutants. This section of town doesn't care what you look like, accepting all mutants no matter what their appearance. Most of the businesses in this section of town are mutant run ranging from small convenience stores to clothing shops to restaurants to night clubs. The buildings here aren't the high rise buildings you might find in mid-town but most are about 5-6 stories high. Mutant Town might not be the most luxurious section of town, in fact it's fairly run down, but this section of where mutants are safe and welcomed regardless of race, religion and culture.

With the storm having come and went Mutant Town hasn't seen much damage. There are a few branches scattered in the park, garbage in the streets some basements flooded but other wise most of the neighborhood is fine. Aiden has been out in the street, talking to people and trying to keep them calm. He's dressed casually for himself, in a black t-shirt over jeans and boots, his hair unstyled and wearing no make, so he currently has no eyebrows. His exposed tattoos currently showing as a mix of blue and green. At the moment he's talking to a little girl on the street, kneeling down to be eye level with her and his hand on her shoulder. "Where did you last see Freckles? Maybe I can fly around and see if I can spot him for you?"

In the wake of Hurricane Irene Vinny has been one busy mutant. having ridden out the storm in his apartment he now wanders the streets of mutant town pulling any water that's gathered in the homes and business of his neighbors and using it to blast the mud and debris from the sidewalks. The Amphibious hybrid reveling in the wet weather as he wears only a pair of shorts for the sake of modesty.

Kalindi has come to Mutant Town, not out of any kind of humanitarian reason, but because it's something to do in her downtime. She likes to keep herself a little bit busy. Her arms and legs have pieces of jewellery snaked around them, and she's using them to fly in a stable manner through the air. She lands on the street and rubs her forehead, "Whew, this is very wet here." Aside from the gold, she wears some red shorts and a plain black tanktop, along with some of her usual hair accessories.

"I saw Freckles last this morning, he ran out towards the park." The little girl tells Aiden as she wipes her eyes. "Don't worry, I'll go look for him." He says offering a smile as he stands up and starts to make his way towards the park. Spotting Vinny he calls out to him. "Hey Vinny, how'd you weather the storm? Um…you haven't happen to see a cat hiding anywhere have you. He's a white cat with orange and black spots on it." He asks.

Vinny's eyes glow a brilliant blue as his powers are in use. He gives a wave to Aiden in return as he flushes some more water down the storm drains. He pauses a moment at the question and hmmmms.. closing his eyes a moment. "Well.. I'm gettin' a readin' about 10 yards from here.. small enough ta be a cat. Try about fifteen feet in tha air in that direction." He points towards a tree in the park. "I ran out tha storm just fine, love this kinda weather."

Kalindi looks around at all this discussion of a cat nearby, and she starts to wander back and forth to see if she can see it from her position now on the ground. "Here kitty, kitty, kitty!" she calls in her strange accent.

Fiona seems to have weathered the storm okay - but with the power out at her house, there's really not much to do there. So at this point, she's wandering the city by bicycle, checking on all her favorite places first hand. She's forgone her normal attire for a more reasonable pair of jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers. Her long hair is tied back into a simple ponytail. It almost looks normal, except for the large purple streak running through it. She also looks a little bit tired, or even hung over. "Hey! Kalindi!" she waves, pausing and putting one foot on the ground for balance, "Whatcha doin?" she calls.

"Thanks Vinny. And yeah, it's my first time being in a storm like this. I kept thinking my window was going to break and my apartment was flooded." Aiden says. Then upon hearing Kalindi calling for a kitty he looks over. "Kali! How's it going!" He says as he walks over. "I'll be right back, I'm going to see if Vinny's lead is right." He says before flying off. And sure enough in a tree on the side of the road is the cat that is described as Freckles. He is able to grab onto the cat and flies over to the girl, handing her the scared kitty. After several thank yous and happy tears. "Well it wasn't just me, those two helped also." He says pointing at Vinny and Kalindi. "THank you Gold Lady. Thank you Mr. Platypus Man!" The little girl calls out happily as she hugs onto the cat. He walks back over to Vinny grinning. "Thanks, and I only got one little scratch." Aiden says looking at the back of his hand.

Vinny nods, the glow fading from his eyes as he shuts his powers down for the time being. "Oy, been at this all day and I'm beat. Pushin' my limits like this is always a bit of a strain on the body. But I'd rather being doin' this than preparin' for a fight or somthing so nice to be usefull for a change."

Kalindi waves at the girl and takes a few steps over just to get a better look at the cat, before she's distracted by Fiona, "Ahh, hello, there! You are also out today? It is quite wet here, I was thinking of doing some things here, seeing what it was like out." She looks towards Aiden and says, "Ah, yes, hello Aiden, it is nice to see you again! I did not expect to see people who I know today, but these surprised are pleasant, yes?"

"Not so loud!" Fiona snaps, rubbing her eyes a little, "I mean… sorry," she shakes her head. "Yeah, it wasn't so bad. Really. Power is out at home though. So naturally my family is at each others' throats because that means no TV to distract them," she laughs. "Didn't stop certain people from being out yesterday though." She shakes her head.

Looking at Fiona, Aiden raises his eyebrows, which aren't there. "Really? I haven't owned or really watched a TV in fourteen years. Just tell them to read a book, or listen to music." He says before looking to Vinny. "Yeah, I checked on the restaurant I worked at earlier, helped them with the little bit of water in the basement and then helped people with small things here and there. It was kind of exciting but I'm glad I wasn't flying it in it." He would have been soaked and had no control over where the wind would take him. "Well I live right over there." He says pointing at Four Arms Apartments. "But yes it is a pleasant surprise. Did you fare well with the storm?"

Vinny nods "Yeah my apartment is there is well, did what I could ta keep tha water from comin' inta tha buildin' but my range is only about 50 yards or so so couldn't stop everythin'. Seems mutant town came outta tha whole thing alright."

Kalindi nods and says, "Things do look like they are alright here, that is good." She looks towards Aiden and says, "I just read in some candle light after my computer went out, but I use the internet for reading much of the time, because there are so many things to read and learn about. But I did very well, yes, there is no damage that has been done." She looks towards Fiona and raises an eyebrow, "Certain people?"

Fiona shrugs, rubbing the back of her neck, "I was out with Jules yesterday and we got attacked by some guy and a robot… Mayfair might've been involved… I dunno. Cops were all busy with the storm prep or something. Happened in broad daylight." She looks to Aiden, "Anyway, you're not fifty! My dad just doesn't know what to do if he doesn't have his ESPN or whatever," she shakes her head. "I'm sure they'll calm down by the time I get back."

"Well it's appreciated Vinny. If you ever want to stop in at my place for a glass of wine or something or I'll get some take out from the Bistro as a thank you just let me know." Aiden says as he knows Vinny could have just looked after his place and been done with it. "We lost power for a bit but it wasn't that bad. And what's ESPN? I know was ESP is but I don't know what the added N is for."

"A guy and a robot? I do not know who this Mayfair person is, but I hope that you took care of yourself with this guy and this robot. It is rather dangerous!" says Kalindi, nodding her head at that and then saying towards Aiden, "I do not know ESPN."

"It's a TV channel that shows like… football, baseball, other sports, you know, that sorta thing," Fiona rubs the back of her neck, looking at the two of them as if they have three heads or something. "Anyway, I'm pretty sure the robot blew himself up. My friend teleported us both out before that happened though. I got a few good hits on him but, it didn't seem to do /anything/ to him, really."

"I'm really surprised a robot was able to last with all that rain and it didn't damage it's insides or whatever." Aiden really doesn't know much about robots. "And I can't imagine any fighting would have been easy last night with those wings. I'm glad you and your friend are okay." He says before shrugging. "Eh that sports stuff. I don't mind hockey but the rest is quite boring." Says the gothy Aiden.

Kalindi shakes her head and says, "I do not look at sports very much. It is not very interesting to me, they just throw and fall down and jump a lot and there is a ball but sometimes it is not round, I do not understand what is happening in sports. Well. I am glad that you are safe. It would be a pity if you were not."

Fiona shrugs a little, "Yeah… we're okay. I'm pretty sure this thing wasn't worried about any water. I shot it with the biggest beam I could hit it with, threw it through a wall, and it still kept on coming." She grins at Kalindi. "It was… earlier, before the wind and rain got too bad, anyway."

"Well, I should be going." Aiden says as he looks over at his apartment. "It's been a long day for me and I should get some sleep before I figure out how things are going out on Coney Island. It was nice seeing you again Kali and nice to meet you." He says not remembering Fiona's name. "Glad things were alright with you and your robot troubles." He says before walking off towards his apartment.

Kalindi nods at Aiden and raises her hand to offer him a polite wave, "Enjoy having a sleep tonight, I am sure I will run into you again sometime, unless you do not still work at the Bistro." She smiles and then turns to Fiona, "Threw it through the wall? That sounds like a strong robot."

Fiona waves at Aiden as he departs, turning towards Kalindi again, "Yeah, he was pretty strong. I don't think I could have beaten him by myself…" she trails off, then remembers what's been bugging her, "Yeah, so, this Mayfair guy… he's like a gangster or something. He has psychic powers. He just suspiciously turned up at the scene where this happened, like it was after him or something, but I don't really get it…" she frowns a little. "There's something going on, some REASON it attacked us, but I'm not sure what it is." She frowns suspiciously.

"Well, you know that you can contract my help if you think that you have something serious on your hands," says Kalindi, brows furrowing slightly, "I do not know this Mayfair person, but I will watch for him. What does he look like? I am guessing you have had a good look?"

"He's a white guy… not that tall, maybe this much taller than me," Fiona holds up her hand six inches or so above her head, "Good looking, you know…" she murmurs, "No, I don't think I wanna do that," she laughs. "You'll want something in return. I've had enough of deals demons and their kin. We can just be friends, instead. It may end up impacting you anyway though… we'll see…"

"Oh, pish tosh. I'm a Bargainer, you know that. Yes, I will try to get the very best price for myself, and I will not be cheated, but I think my prices are as fair as they can be," says Kalindi with a smile, but then she nods, "But it is a fine thing to not ask for such deals from me and ask for friendship, but friendship is also a contract! If I move, who will I ask? It is you, that is what friends do." Kalindi laughs for a moment at her own joke but becomes more serious, "I will watch for him either way, because it sounds like he may be a threat to my own ventures. I do not much like gangsters."

"Something like that," Fiona nods, "He's been trying to recruit me for some time now… I'll admit I'm on both sides of the law but I don't necessarily feel comfortable /committing/ to being a criminal much…" she nods.

"Ehh, commitment is something that is unfortunate. And if you wanted to commit to something, why not help me? I do not do very much that anyone would say is illegal," says Kalindi, shaking her head at that, "Well, some will say 'unethical'. But it is not against the laws to be unethical!"

Fiona scratches her head, "Well, I'd rather be ethical than legal, but something tells me that Mayfair is neither…" she murmurs, looking up at Kalindi, "Help you with what?" she wonders.

"I do not know," says Kalindi, tilting her head slightly, "I would probably think of something. It is not a pressing desire of mine to have you join me in doing anything. And you think ethical is better than legal? But unethical is not illegal! Illegal is usually unethical."

"Nah, I don't really care about the laws that much. There are a lot of silly laws, like speed limits, and curfews, and the ones that make drugs illegal, for instance," Fiona ticks them off on her hands. "Anyway, just 'cause something's NOT against the law doesn't make it right, either. Like those companies that get away with dumping toxic waste into the environment, and then get away with it in court."

"Why would I dumb toxic waste? An animal might eat it and die!" says Kalindi, looking quite baffles in response, "And only some say unethical, but I do not. I think that everything I do is perfectly fine. If it were not, I would not do it. Very simple."

Fiona smiles a little, "Of course," she nods, "I'm not saying you would or anything. It was just an example, what's right and wrong doesn't always have anything to do with what's legal or illegal. That's all."

Kalindi shrugs and says, "Well, some people would say differently. If someone did not think these things were wrong, then they would not be laws! Even though /I/ do not always agree with the lawmakers."

"Well, sometimes people pass laws just to benefit themselves, because they have no morals," Fiona argues, "Rather than because something is right or wrong. Because they can make more money that way." She glances down the street, and then back to Kalindi, "Anyway, I didn't really mean to start a big discussion over it I guess. I'm just not even sure what it is you DO most of the time."

"Well, I buy and sell things…" says Kalindi, putting her hands on her hips for a moment. "I will buy anything that I think I can sell, and sell almost anything that I think I can get a fair price for. I will not sell things that are mine personally unless I think I have something better for me personally to gain. I would not sell my gold, unless I knew a way to use the price for more gold than I had before!"

Fiona laughs, "Yeah, I imagine not… That's so vague, though, I mean, what sort of things do you buy and sell? Material items? Souls? Just… anything?" she wonders.

"You know how there are people who will just fill their houses with all kinds of junk? That is kind of like what I do, except I do not take my business into my own house," says Kalindi, nodding at that, "Sometimes I can trade power sold for a soul, or for some other power, or knowledge, or stuff. I do not know. It is a very general business model I have! I do lots of appraisal!"

"Interesting…" Fiona trails off, tapping her chin. "Well, I'll think about it I guess…" she grins, pushing off the ground with her foot and getting her bike moving again. "In the mean time, I need to be getting towards home at least before it gets dark, with the power being off in a lot of areas," she gives Kalindi a friendly wave, and then starts off down the street.

Kalindi nods at Fiona and says, "I will see you Fiona, I think I will be going as well." She nods and then floats up in the air using the bands she's wearing, flying off into the sky.

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