2011-04-21: Step Away From The Helmet


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Summary: Daisuke and Megan talk a bit about the ups and downs of flying.

Date: April 21, 2011

Log Title: Step Away From The Helmet

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.

Sitting on the ground facing the small pond Daisuke sits with a large pad in his lap. A set up of watercolor paints sits next to him as he stares focused at the koi in the water. The paper has some half painted fish on it as it seems like he's painting what he sees. There is some relaxing music that sounds very Japanese playing next to him from a speaker set from his mp3 player. He adjusts the fedora like hat he's wearing as he looks from the water to his paints to decide what colour would be the best to use.

The peaceful day is interupted by a pink haired girl practically falling out of the sky. Megan manages to catch herself about six feet off the ground and winces at the pull on her wings, "Ow!" She doesn't quite fall the rest of the way to the ground, but she does land harder than usual, reaching around to rub at her back where her wings sprout from, "Note to self: Don't try that again." That's when she notices that the garden isn't as empty as she thought and she blushes, "Oops." The girl presses her lips together for a moment before offering an apology, "Sorry. I didn't notice anyone was here."

There's a slight jump for Daisuke as he hears the ow and he turns to look to see who made that noise. "Are you okay?" He asks her in his soft spoken voice giving her a look of concern. "That's okay, I was just painting. You didn't mess anything up and it's not as if I own this garden." He offers with a small smile.

Megan nods, her blush deepening, "Aye. Just tried something I shouldn't have." She gives her back one more rub as far around as she can reach. Her eyes light with interest when he mentions painting and she moves a little closer, "Ye paint?" She grins a little at the thought of the garden being privately owned, her hands clasped behind her back, "Can I see?"

Daisuke nods slowly. "Well I don't know if it's a shouldn't have or more something you should have tried in the Danger Room, but I don't know what you did." He says with a sheepish smile. "Yeah, I like to paint. It relaxes me." He says showing Megan his half finished painting of the pond and koi fish. It's done in a very traditional Japanese style.

"Just tried something I saw Kael do: Free falling." Which really doesn't work quite as well with Megan's wings as it does with Kael's wind powers. She looks at the painting with interest, slowly fanning her wings behind her, "Oh! That's very pretty." She keeps her wings moving, just working out the soreness a little, "I take pictures some. They aren't very good, but I like to do it."

"Thank you, I do a lot of drawing and painting in my spare time." Daisuke says then he shakes his head with amusement at Megan's statement. "Well Kael has air control so he's still technically controlling his free fall, I think with wings you just need to find the right times to basically air break to slow your free fall. I can fly but by using sound." He says before standing up to offer a hand. "I'm Daisuke by the way, most people just call me Dai."

"Aye, I suppose that's true." About Kael controling his free fall, "It just sounded like fun. I didn't think it would hurt." Megan nods, at the thought of finding the right time to slow, surprise flitting across her face at the mention of flying by using sound, "Oh!" She pauses for a moment, "How does that work?" It might be a rude question, but she doesn't seem to realize it. When he stands, she gives him a bright smile and quickly shakes his hand, "I'm Megan. 'Tis nice to meet ye."

"It is very nice to meet you as well Megan. My powers are sonic based, the louder I scream the more force behind the scream." Which might explain why Daisuke is a bit soft spoken. "Excuse me if I don't give a demonstration." He taking off his hat to run a hand through his hair. "So the way that my vocal chords produce the forceful sound, I can use it to manipulate it into a propultion so that I can fly. My costume has gliders added to make it easier."

"Oh!" Megan nods, "I understand." The not demonstrating. She grins at the thought of flying by using sound, "I don't think I've ever heard about anything like that before." And it sounds very interesting to the teenager. She nods, "I have to wear this dwp helmet with my costume" She rolls her eyes at that, "It flattens my hair and just looks really ugly." And that means she doesn't like to wear it.

Daisuke narrows his eyebrows in confusion. "Why would they make you wear a helmet?" He understands she flies but they don't really make any other fliers were a helmet. "Apparently there was an X-Men, Banshee, and his daughter, Siren, who had the same powers. I never met them but I've read a bit so that I can see what kind of things I can work to acomplish."

Megan shrugs, "Because I wasn't that good at flying when I first got here." she runs a hand through her hair, fluffing it a little, "I crashed into things a few times so I have to wear a bicycle helmet." She just doesn't wear it when she's not actually in a formal training session. Mention of Banshee and his daughter have her looking a little suprised and she flashes a grin, "Oh! That's a good idea." Reading to see what kind of things he might could do.

"I just knew how to scream to blast stuff when I first came here. Everything else has come from me being here around four years or so." Daisuke's almost lost count how long it's been. "Well hopefully you'll get to stop wearing the helmet soon. And there are enough records to see what people did in the library. Maybe look at someone like Angel, he had wings. Granted they were angel wings not butterfly but it might help."

"That's still pretty immense, though!" Megan is still enthusiastic about… well… everything, really, "I can just fly and make people see things that aren't there." She nods, looking hopeful that she'll be able to get rid of the helmet soon, "I sure hope so! I hate having flat hair all day after a danger room session." She grins at the mention of Angel and learning from his example, "I'll do that. Butterfly wings are different than angel wings, but it can't be too different." Maybe not, anyway.

"Why not just try to go without the helmet next danger room session? Well, that's if you're confident enough. It's not like you can seriously get hurt in the Danger room." Daisuke suggests. "Or just take a shower after the session and give yourself unflat hair." He says chuckling. "I'm trying to think if there are any other super heroes with wings. Wasp…but she's an avenger."

Megan brightens a little at that and nods, "Aye! That's a good idea." Leaving the helmet in her room for her next session, "I don't have a problem flying without it." As prooved by her arrival, "And I do shower after." She wrinkles her nose a little, "Mostly, anyway." She cocks her head slightly at the mention of Wasp and nods, "I've heard of her…" She probably wouldn't have access to that much information about the Avenger, though.

"Mostly?" Daisuke says with a chuckle. "I have to shower after ever session or else I just feel gross for the rest of the day." He says stiffling a yawn. "Sorry. But you can always look up videos on then internet or something. Just you really should stop wearing it if you're comfortable without it. It's up to you but if they let you then you'll get used to flying without having that saftey net."

"My wings don't like water. I feel like I can't fly for hours after they get wet." Megan crinkles her nose a little at that, "I get clean, I just try to keep my wings dry." She nods, beaming again, "Aye. Her wings are closer to mine, anyway. At least, I think they are." She nods, "I don't have a problem flying without it." She blushes faintly, "I did kind of fly into the radio tower a couple of months ago, though…"

Daisuke winces at that thought. "That doesn't sound to pleasent, glad you weren't seriously hurt." And he looks down at his watch and blinks. "Sorry Megan, I gotta run. We're talking about practicing and I have a session right now. It was nice meeting you!" He says as he gathers up his painting supplies and goes to hurry into the mansion.

"Yeah…" Megan blushes, "Mason caught me." She nods and gives a little wave, "It was nice to meet you, too, Daisuke. I'll talk to you later." She moves to sit on the bench and looks down at the fish in the pond, fanning her wings slowly.

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