2009-04-26: Time To Stop Running


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Summary: Daisuke and Pallaton have a heart to heart.

Date: April 26, 2009

Log Title Time to Stop Running

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Medical Bay

The Medical Bay contains the latest medical equipment to patch up students and X-Men with the smallest and worst injuries. Six beds line the walls for injured patients. Equipment lines the walls, medicine in the cabinets, and more serious medical supplies locked in cabinets. One this about this room it screams sterilization.

Pallaton is still in the medbay, but he'll be out soon. Which is why it seems he's working on the homework Antonio thoughtfully brought for him. He's got a lot more bandages, but also a lot less cuts. Looks like he's stopped and just focussing on getting back into classes.

Even though Daisuke is still upset at what Pallaton did, he's also afraid he was too harsh on his friend. He steps into the medbay quietly and doesn't take more than a few steps into the room. Seeing Pallaton awake he offers a timid, yet apologetic, smile. "Hey Pallaton."

Pallaton looks up from the homework, glad to have an excuse to put it down. He smiles and nods to Daisuke. "Hey, Daisuke. Come on in, you know I don't bite." he chuckles.

Daisuke doesn't take a few steps in yet, he just takes a deep breath. "Pallaton…I'm sorry if I reacted too harshly a few days ago, just seeing you like that…I got scarred. I was afraid that you might go to far, and I'm still afraid that if you do that someday you actually might go to far. I just…" Daisuke doesn't finish his sentance, he just shakes his head before taking a few steps closer till he gets to the seat next to Pallaton's bed.

Pallaton shakes his head, his smile fading. "I'd never do that, ever again. I was an idiot, Daisuke, you had every right to shout at me like you did. In truth, I was running from the real issue." His head droops, but he shakes it off. "I forgot who mattered most to me, and it took those people shouting at me to realize it…"

Daisuke does something he's never done before, because, he's never looked at Pallaton as anything other than human, he reaches over and ruffles the top of Pallaton's head. "I really do care about you Pallaton and thanks." He says smiling at him. He figures that's it, the subject is over. "So are you recovering okay? Going to be able to come back to Hellions training soon?"

Pallaton chuckles as Daisuke ruffles his fur. He doesn't mind. After all, Eddie's probably told Daisuke about the scritch-attack. He nods before speaking. "I'm getting better, but… I don't know if I'll be going back to the Hellions. It's just that they do have a history to them and I'd rather be sure I'm as good as I can be if I'm to be carrying that burden. It's not that I don't think I can be, it's just that I don't think I am right now."

Daisuke sighs. "Pallaton, I don't think we have a choice in what teams we're in and it's just a name. Sure Julian flaunts it like it's a big deal and sure it has it's history with Ms. Frost but we're a new team and you can't just leave your teammates behind Pallaton for a name. We need you on the squad."

Pallaton nods. "It wasn't so much for a name, more for a history. But when you put it that way, I can't just walk off like that. You're right." He chuckles, ruffling Daisuke's hair for once. "I'll be there, then. I might not be as good, but I'll do whatever I can."

"The teams are for training Pallaton, we're all there to learn. So what, you think you're not that good now, just focus on becoming good and you will be." Daisuke's not saying that Pallaton isn't good he's just more trying to say their there to get better. "You just can't keep runing away when things seem rough Pallaton. We're friends you need something come to me to talk instead of letting yourself take on all the burden. I did that for years, so did my brother…"

Pallaton nods. "I noticed that. I was running, but here, I wasn't so sure. I know Julian does make a fuss, and that's why I wasn't so sure. I guess I took his word as gospel, but like you said, we're here for training. Nobody starts out at the peak of their ability, after all. But that's why I'm staying, because I'm tired of running."

Daisuke smiles and nods. "Good. I'm glad. And you have friends here Pallaton, so you don't have to handle all your troubles on your own. I'm still not the best to preach that since I can't tell everybody everything but I'm getting better. And no, noone does. I'm just learning how to fly and Addison helped me realize that I've been holding myself back."

Pallaton nods, though something seems to click in his head. "Addison… I've been thinking of meeting with him soon, to try and see if he can tell if those dreams are memories or dreams…"

"Well even if they are memories Pallaton it doesn't change who you are. You are who you were raised to be." Daisuke says with a smile as nods. "Once you get settled and feeling back to normal you should. Just I think you need to ease into something like that not take on too much stressful stuff at once."

Pallaton nods again, chuckling. "You're speaking to someone who studies medicine in his spare time, Daisuke. I know about stress and it's effects, as well as how to avoid it. It's just sometimes, we don't get the choice."

"I just studied my ass off in High School so I could become Valadictorian. Then I came here and found out they don't do that." Daisuke says with a chuckle. "No we don't, believe me. I just practice art and drumming in my spare time now."

Pallaton nods. "I don't study for things like that, I do it so I can understand more about why we came to be, what it is that causes our powers. I know it's the X-Gene, but just how does that gene work? Where does it come from, how does it affect us… things like that."

"Well I know Dr. McCoy has been studying a lot of the genetics with the X-Gene, maybe ask Mr. Summers if he knows of any reports that are open to the students to read?" Daisuke says as he remembers hearing about Dr. McCoy in classes and about the work he's done. "I've heard he's one of the worlds top geneologists."

Pallaton nods. "I'll think about that… but I'll still study. I want to be more than just fuzzy muscle to the team." He chuckles. "I know basic First Aid, but I want to improve upon that, so I'll do what I can there. The only other thing I know is survival in the wild. I doubt that's going to get much use."

"You never know Pallaton, some of the places that I've read that the X-Men have been too, you never know what'll happen." Daisuke says with a nod. "I'm a loud voice and I can detect weaknesses, which is always useful. I know what the best method of attack is against someone, it's been useful but got me into a lot of trouble with Deadpool."

Pallaton nods, then looks over to Daisuke. "Deadpool? I don't think I've heard of that person…"

"Eddie called him the Merc with a Mouth, he's kind of crazy." Daisuke says rubbing the back of his head. "He's paranoid, I picked that up and when I tried to use that to my advantage it backfired and I got shot in the leg."

Pallaton nods. "I see… I'll have to watch out for him in the future. He sounds dangerous. So paranoia was his weakness?"

"From what I could detect, that was a part of it. There was nothing physical, mostly mental." Daisuke can detect a weakness that is physical, mental or even power related. "He is from what I can tell." Dai says with a sigh. "I have a knack for running into dangerous people."

Pallaton nods, chuckling. "At least this lot isn't that dangerous. I'll definitely steer clear of him if I meet him. I don't exactly know how to inflict mental damage, or affect anyone like that."

"I can't do any mental damage to anyone, I'm not a mentalist like Addison or Ms. Frost." Daisuke says with a chuckle. "It's more like knowing what someone's mental weakness is..like.." Daisuke takes a deep breath. "I know that when my father was still alive and I knew I had powers I was still too afraid to use my sonics against him even though that probably would have let me be free."

Pallaton nods. "I see. So it's more the state of mind. Again, it's not something I can do, I'm afraid." He scratches his neck, then looks over to Daisuke. "So, what's been going on recently, anyway? Anything interesting?"

"Not to much, I've seen spending a lot of time with Jared lately." Daisuke says with a slight blush. He really likes the boy. "Other than that not much. Though I have to go get going for now, I came down before I had breakfast and I'm getting hungry." Dai leans down and gives Pallaton a big hug. "Remember we're friends and friends are always there for eachother." He says before taking off.

Pallaton nods, chuckling and hugging the other mutant back. "It's not good to skip breakfast, Daisuke. I should be out of here soon, so hopefully I'll see you around the school instead of being cooped up in here. See you later!" Then he looks over to the pile of work and sighs. Homework sucks…

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