2011-07-04: Stitches


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Summary: Tyler goes looking for Kieran after what happened at Xavier's the previous day. They talk about the attack on the school, Kieran's injuries and Tyler gives Kieran a teddy bear.

Date: July 4, 2011

Log Title: Stitches

Rating: PG-13 - Mild Language

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.

Previously at Xavier Mansion: The school was set upon by a few mind controlled individuals who were locked in their own delusionary world unaware that they were really attacking their friends and their home. A great many people were injured, and a chunk of the mansion was destroyed before the fighting came to an end. A message had been sent out to all students, teachers, and X-Men that the school was on lockdown. When the lockdown was lifted those who had not been at the school during the attack trickled back onto the grounds to see what had happened.
It had been late at night by the time Tyler had returned to the school. Knowing he wouldn't be able to go down to the basement levels he remained in the dorm worrying for most of the night. When he stopped by the medbay he was told that Kieran had been released and after quite a long search of the grounds Tyler pops into the music room hoping to find Kieran there. He's wearing a simple t-shirt and shorts, the lightening bolt necklace Kevin made and is holding a teddy bear behind his back.

It's easier for him to play the piano right now than the guitar, since when he does guitar work, Kieran has to hold his arm at odd angles at times. So it is that Kieran's playing one of his own pieces. The notes are slow and rather sad sounding, each note seems to be brought out of the piano with intent. The melody is soon joined by a descant harmony the high notes intertwining with the lower notes. He's rather unaware of what's going on around him as he's focused on his piano playing.

The song is beautiful and not wanting to interrupt Tyler walks quietly over to an available chair then sits down setting the teddy bear into his lap. At least his eyes can slide over Kieran from afar looking for any trace of injury, and he can at least take some sort of comfort from the fact that his boyfriend is well enough to play such a sad tune. When Kieran is finished Tyler will come over to the side of the piano bench and sit the teddy bear down atop the piano. It has on a leather jacket, white t-shirt, and holds a little plastic guitar. "Are you alright?"

"Other than some stitches, yeah." Kieran says nodding his head as he comes to a rest. "Oh and some bruising but jezus. That was horrid. Tara and I were doing our best and they still managed to accomplish all of their goals in the lower level." He says sighing a bit,"Some girl blew up cerebra and then they both managed to escape since Tara, Sophie and I were all unable to go running after them. The power boost that the woman gives them makes it so far beyond us… I don't think we stand a shot against people like that."

Stitches? Bruising? Explosions? Tyler motions with his finger that he wants Kieran to come towards him. "Was there anyone around other than students? I don't think students stand much chance against that kinda power, and they were organized. Hell, there's at least five people I know that haven't even been here a month, myself included." Points at the bear with the hand that isn't motioning the come hither. "I was bringing that for you as a present so now it's a get well present too. I'm so glad you, Tara and Sophie weren't killed yesterday."

"Nope. Although I have heard a rumor that the headmistress got stabbed." Kieran says scooting closer to his boyfriend,"It was Robyn and some girl I've never met on the lower level. She took two taser level bolts and kept going. Not only that but she outran a bolt of electricity." He says shivering a bit,"And ripped apart the lower level in the process. Not to mention the damage she caused when she blew up cerebra, which is when we all really got hurt."

Tyler finds room on the bench then scoots close to wrap an arm around Kieran then hug him close. "Shit. That's really bad. I wish I had been here to help." Staying close and leaving his arm around Kieran, Ty looks at the piano adorned with rocker bear with a frown firmly entrenched upon his face. "If they can break in here to bust the place up AND take down the headmistress; What in the hell is everyone supposed to do?"

"I don't know. There has to be some way to stop them." Kieran says seriously and leaning against his boy,"I mean the girl who blew up the cerebra, was pretty torn up by the end. You'd think that overcharging people like that would have some majorly negative effects on their bodies. It'd be like how long can people keep going on without it overloading their bodies. You'd think it would be happening soon." He says seriously.

"The matter is knowing what their weaknesses are and working as a team. You know stuff that super heroes do all of the time. They need their own hotline in my opinion," Tyler mime's picking up a phone with his far hand, "Yes, hello? I'm a new student over at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. We've got a few supervillains on the lawn lighting buildings on fire and mind controlling people. Oh, and I think a teacher got stabbed as well. Could use some counter pew pew over here, thanks." Hangs up the imaginary phone. The rest of the conversation has him sinking on the bench with despair. "Can you imagine what it would be like if they got a hold of a few people with destructive powers? Hell, me? Maybe I should lock myself in a locker until all this blows over. What do you think? I know I'm not a Freshman anymore so I don't have to be shoved into lockers but…." trying to cheer up the mood a tad.

"I don't know the girl who exploded Cerebra would probably still be pretty dangerous even without being boosted." Kieran says sighing a little bit,"But you're not /that/ much more dangerous than me, or half the other students. You got a taste of what my power can feel like on you." He says shaking his head a bit,"But yeah. You're a Sophmore now, so you get to go shoving the new freshmen into lockers soon enough." He says grinning a bit at Tyler.

Tyler shakes his head. "I'm not that much more dangerous that you?" This leaves him a bit stunned to tell the truth. Pulling the gifted bear off the top of the piano he hugs it to his chest. "You can throw pretty nasty bolts at people but I can kill simply by being too close to someone. I don't think I want to go there but there are people who are dangerous simply because of how they think." Worried for Kieran, himself and his friends at the school he's not sure what to do in the aftermath of the attack. "Need more training. If this sort of thing happens here then screwing around in shop class and hanging out in the pool isn't going to teach us how to protect each other."

"Think about it though. If someone managed to make me lose control, you've never seen the strongest bolt. What I hit Kael with isn't my max level." Kieran says shaking his head a little bit,"Think about it though. Each person's powers can be quite dangerous." He says casually to Tyler,"And we do need to learn to protect each other. That's sort of why we have the danger room sessions though."

"Ki," Tyler says calmly while shifting on the bench to turn and face Kieran rather than sit beside him staring across the room at a spot on the wall. "Everyone can be dangerous. This we can agree on. This school is supposed to be helping students figure out how to not be dangerous. The protecting others comes with that. If there's going to be a fight brought to the schools doorstep I'd rather be better prepared." Reaches up to ruffle Kieran's hair a little bit. "Well, and present. Maybe we can grab the Paragons that are around and work together figuring some things out. Better to get some confidence and some team work going then sit around waiting for the next crazy ass to show up."

"Tara and I were working together. She was there with me downstairs. I think she and I are going to be out for a bit from danger room sessions until we're healed." Kieran says grumbling a little bit,"No even /hinting/ at this to Brian, got it? I do /not/ want my family knowing I got hurt and if Brian finds out about something like this, no /way/ would he keep quiet." He says sighing deeply. He assumes Brian's emailing Tyler.

"I'm glad Tara was with you at the time. She's pretty bad ass even if she is pushy about whether or not I've had my tongue in your mouth in the last day or so," snorts with laughter then sets the bear back down atop the piano again. "I wouldn't tell anyone about what happened. If your family found out they'd tell my parents and then they'd drag my ass home faster than I could purchase a pair of boots from the retro shop in the mall. I can't afford to have that happen not to mention it would be an uncool thing to do in the first place." Tyler gently nudges shoulder to shoulder with Kieran. "They wouldn't tell me downstairs where you were hurt or how bad. I figured if you're up here you're not going to die on me."

“Nope. Although it felt like it for a little while." Kieran says laughing,"I didn't think you'd tell my parents or your's, but might let it slip to Brian. Is he emailing you too? He's apparently been lonely since I didn't get to stick around for long." He says absently to Tyler,"He's only got a dozen or so friends that want to do stuff with him." He says rolling his eyes a little bit.

Tyler shakes his head, "Why in the world would I tell your little brother that you were a part of a war zone? Not only NO but also NO because Brian would be rambling like mad and not realize what he was saying." Pressing a few of the keys before him the teen listens to the sounds that are made then tries playing several notes at once. "Brian's been emailing me off an on. I think once he settles down others will see how brilliant he is."

"He's brighter than people realize. I think a lot of kids his age really like though because he's so funny." Kieran says shrugging a little bit,"He's a good kid though. Did Tim give you the heebiejeebies?" He asks grinning a bit,"Now /that/ one doesn't have too many friends. I think because he's so distant."

"Most kids are. Brilliant and funny thought some only think they are." Tyler slips off the bench to wander around the music room as he's never bothered to check it out before. "Tim? He's odd. I think he takes after your father in many ways and doesn't know how to loosen up. It's like Brian got all the fun and Tim got all the drab. You know what I mean?"

"Yeah. Tim's very very serious. He doesn't know how to relax." Kieran says nodding his head a bit,"Brian's hilarious though when he really cuts loose. THe life of the party one might say." He says shaking his head a bit,"He'll probably grow up."

Tyler opens up one cabinet to peer into then shuts the door moving to open up the next. "Brian will be alright. He's got some time to figure it all out. Tim might not which is where hopefully your mother can intervene. She seemed pretty in tune with the world at large." Closing the cabinet he's at Ty takes up a lean against the closed door and folds his arms across his chest looking down at his feet. "Well, I ought to let you get back to what you were doing. You'll take it easy right?"

"I am going to take it easy. The stitches need to heal, or else I'll never be able to get back to full." Kieran says sighing a little bit,"You don't have to leave me, but it's all good." He says shrugging a little bit,"So what did you do while you were not able to return to the school?" He asks curiously, not having managed to find out what happened.

"Good, good…" Tyler sighs with relief. "Where are the stitches at? You don't have to say but I'd kinda like to know where you got hurt. I don't want to leave you but I don't want to hover either." Pushing away from the wall to walk over towards a small swivel stool Tyler takes up a seat there and spins around the room in a slow figure eight. "I was at FAO Schwartz looking to get you something. When I got the text message that the school was on lockdown I stayed there for as long as I could with Mr. Teddy bear there and went to get something to eat until I could head back."

Reaching up to move the shirt aside a bit, there's stitches from a shrapnel fragment a bit from the shoulder, and then lifts up the shirt to reveal where he got cut just deep enough for stitches on his stomach,"Thankfully I managed to get the ones by my stomach so they didn't go quite as deep as the one that hit Tara." He says shivering a bit,"And that had to be fun at least. A nice place to spend time if you're spending time in one place."

Tyler wheels over quickly by scooting his feet till he's right beside the piano bench peering at the stitches. "Scars?" They stitches don't look like much but they may leave a reminder of what happened no matter how good the doctor. "Gods, how bad is Tara doing? I'm very glad you're not seriously hurt but damn…" Scooting around to behind the bench Ty puts his back to the bench, slides onto said bench, then uses the swivel stool as a foot rest. "The toy store was nice but when you're worrying about your friends and your boyfriend in particular there's no place that will detract from being worried."

"I think I'll be fine. They said I got lucky on the damage." Kieran says absently and avoiding shrugging because of the pain that it'd cause,"Each set was /just/ deep enough to need stitches. I should be back to full and they said if I do have scars, they'll be really faint." He says seriously to Tyler,"So don't worry too much about me. And Tara got a pretty nasty bit of hot shrapnel into the stomach."

"I'm glad you were able to use your abilities to keep yourself from getting seriously hurt. I ought to try and visit Tara if she's stuck down there for awhile. Maybe try to cheer her up though I doubt I'll ever see Tara's flame burning on low." Tyler leans so that his back presses up against the piano though not disturbing the keys. For a moment he gazes seriously upon Kieran then reaches up to brush locks of his boyfriends hair to one side. "When you've time come by the room. I can introduce you to Sage."

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