2010-02-03: Thanks


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Summary: The day after the final Inferno battle, Rashmi seeks Mikhail out to speak her mind.

Date: February 3, 2010

Log Title Thanks

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion — Recreation Room

What was once the Parlor has been turned into a Recreation Room for the students. A nice plush carpet meets the light blue walls giving it a homey feel. A pool table at one end, a foos ball table at the other, and entertainment center with video game systems, movies, and of course, cable TV. Big comfy chairs and couches surround a coffee table for comfortable loafing. Long glass windows with a pair of French doors line one side of the room bringing in plenty of light during the day. The main rule in here is to clean up after yourself.

Mikhail is in a very good mood after his talk with Christopher so is in the Rec Room playing pool, hes dressed in black jeans, a black button up shirt, a black tie, black sneakers, sunglasses, his dyed blond hair is gelled into casual disarray, his left arm is no longer in a sling but he has bandages all other his body under the clothes and several on his arms and face, hes currently aiming a ball for the top right pocket.

Rashmi slips into the Rec Room, closing the door behind her, eyes darting left and right. The redhead seems to be… searching for someone, and as her gaze moves to the pool table, she smiles slightly. Carefully, she approaches, stopping a good distance away at the side of the couch, and clears her throat. "…Mikhail?"

Mikhail turns around as Rashmi says his names, he doesn't stop smiling, he doesn't see himself being here for much longer so hes not gonna be rude, "Err, do you want me to leave Rashmi?"

Rashmi blinks, shaking her head in reply. "Um, no actually. I just… I wanted to thank you, Mikhail." Settling herself on the arm of the couch, she falls silent for a moment, looking at her hands. "…I know what I said, back at the graveyard… And a lot of it is still true. I don't think what happened was right, and it really upsets me to think about. …But I want to thank you, fo going out last night, helping to put an end to it all. …And helping to bring the others back." Looking up, she gives the blonde a quiet, gentle smile. "That was a really good thing, you did. And I want you to know it."

Mikhail has a look of confusion as Rashmi thanks him, but he smiles back, "I didn't do anything no one else wouldn't have done, plus i had help, two Avenger where there", he sighs, "Rashmi, im sorry, im not sorry for hitting Lucas, I'm sorry for making you feel threatened, you did nothing wrong, im sorry".

Rashmi shakes her head. "It's okay, Mikhail. Like I said… I don't have to like what happened, and I'm not going to. But that doesn't make you a bad person, you know? And you say anyone else would have, and that's true, but… You actually *did* something about it. And that *means* something, you know?"

Mikhail shrugs, "It was the right thing to do, people could of got hurt, and i heal so, if anyone should have tried to do something i fitted the bill i guess, but either way i guess everyone can be glad its over".

Rashmi nods slowly. "That's very true, Mikhail… And that's why I wanted to thank you, for it. *You* helped save them all.. And honestly, you should be proud of yourself for that." The smile returns, as she tucks a lock of hair behind her ear. "And I'm glad to see it, too. You're a good person at heart, Mikhail, no matter what else happens. And it's nice to see that you haven't forgotten."

Mikhail goes red, the feral mutant has never blushed before but he feeling kinda embarassed, "I…I'm glad i could help, what do you mean its nice i haven't forgotten?"

It's Wednesday afternoon, and, through a miracle of scheduling, a day where Skyler doesn't have any classes. So what does one do when one is snowed in and have no classes? Go to the rec room and get some practice in on Hyper ADD Fighters III. He hasn't changed bodies since he last copied Dallas, so he wears the name tag to try to avoid confusion, and he's dressed casually, wearing comfortable jeans and a t-shirt. He pauses in the doorway when he sees that Rashmi and MIkhail is there and having, what seems, to be a very serious conversation. He clears his throat so his entry won't be a surprise to them and offers a wave of greeting should they look up at him.

Rashmi chuckles. "Don't you remember what you said, before? That everyone is evil, and monsters? Well… would monsters have done what you and the others did? And James… James was there, too, and he was taken by the demons before. But did you know, he went to fight them all last night, too?" Turning her head as the clearing of the throat is heard, she blinks sharply. "Oh! Um, Dallas, hi…"

Mikhail smiles slightly, "My faith in humanity has been somewhat restored since that conforsation, but i am a monster, trust me", his eyes widen when he hears that another student was there, "Is James all right?", he turns to look as Skyler come in, "Hello, you're not Dallas", he knows Dallas well enough to know that he walks differently to this person.

That and the nametag over his left breast stating 'HI, MY NAME IS… Skyler' tends to give away the identity of the cloning mutant. "Hi," he says to Mikhail. "I'm Skyler, and, no, I'm not Dallas." Though, to be fair, he does look and sound and even /smell/ like Dallas (although he does use a different shampoo). "I copy people," the teen explains. "and if I could I'd walk around with a huge neon sign to avoid confusion." A small shrug. "But, really, that's not practical."

Rashmi blinks, eyes falling to the nametag, and recognition dawns. "Oh! That's right, I remember. You helped with Lu—" Blinking, she glances back at Mikhail, shaking her head. "…Anyway, sorry. Mikhail, I don't believe you're a monster. I never have. You're every bit as human as any of the rest of us, and we *are.* I can be angry with you, but that won't change it. Actually… I've worried about you lately, kind of a lot. But it looks like you're probably going to be okay, you know?"

Mikhail nods at Skyler, "Hello Skylar", he smiles, "Nothing to worry about everything is pretty good now".

Skyler chuckles at Rashmi's assertation that the feral mutant is, indeed, human. "Heh. I spent two years as a cat, once," he says, sliding into the room and wandering over to the television to turn on the X-Box. "I wasn't aware enough to really know who I was all that time. So I know what it's like to be an animal." His tone is casual and conversational as he adds, "Literally. Nobody here's an animal."

Rashmi bobs her head in agreement with Skyler's claim. "Anyway… I just wanted to say thanks, Mikhail. I figured, after everything that's happened… You really needed to hear it, when you did the right thing, you know?"

Mikhail shrugs, "I did the nessicery thing, no big".

Skyler looks between the other two mutants and sighs flicking on the TV, and sighs as the conversation just kind of dies around him. "Don't mind me," he says, grabbing a controller and flopping down on the couch.

Rashmi blinks, looking back and flushing. "Um… Sorry, Skyler. I didn't mean to be rude, just I needed to talk to Mikhail for a bit. And, I've got other people I need to check in on… But, I'll talk to you later, okay? Both of you," she says, looking back at Mikhail and smiling.

Mikhail smiles at Rashmi and waves, "Speak to ya later Rashmi, have fun".

Skyler starts the game and gives Rashmi something of a forced smile and a happy wave. "See you later!" he calls out. Looking over to Mikhail he asks, "Care to join me?"

Rashmi bobs her head, smiling at Skyler and returning the wave. "You too, and have fun!" With that she turns, making her way out the rec room.

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