Jan 28, 2020 4:46 AM
Lorica falls on the Young Avengers
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Wiccan pushes her hood back and pulls her scarf down, showing her face.

"We were reborn, after that. I'm looking for you because I'm - I'm Nausicaa Maximoff, okay? Or close enough, I've been having visions of you since I was a kid and I look just like her and I've got your powers, and my sister has your brother's, and - I can't undo what you did, I don't know enough or have enough power or something, but maybe you can."

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Jet pulls her helmet off. "Same here. 'm Sue."

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"...Oh."

"I - my memory's still so patchy - but - "

"I think I can try."

"It - "

"My powers sometimes make things worse."

"Usually, even."

"I'm not good at wanting what I should."

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"What do you mean?"

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"My powers work on their own, sometimes, if I want something desperately enough, and if I'm not focusing enough on controlling my emotions. I - don't think that was common - but I'm - "

"I think it's better for the world if I'm a mountain hermit somewhere peaceful."

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"That makes sense.

"There would probably still be mountains, if everyone came back to life."

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" - It'll be hard, pretending you're actually dead afterwards, but I can take credit for - undoing all that, and then lie through my teeth. I've already got a bit of a target on my back, so - it's better that people think I'm scary powerful than people thinking they can hunt you down."

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"...Thanks. I - would like to talk more, afterwards." She shakes her head, then looks up at the sky. "I think... I have a sense for what to do." She closes her eyes, focusing -

"More mutants."

The air feels heavy -

Though, from here, decently far from any population centers, it's unclear if anything changed.

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Rete reports this development to Jian.

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"I'm figuring that's good but we might need to - actually talk to anyone to confirm - at least she's seeming friendly? I might head into town, find an internet cafe or library or something and check to see if anything's trending about sudden re-powering and resurrections while they finish up - unless you can connect from here?"

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"Not without Lorica working on it. Our wifi protocols differ."

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"Right. - Jet's going to be able to check faster but is probably too frazzled to think of it; can Lorica ask her to head for town?"

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"I don't have wifi, can you go to town and check the results?" Lorica asks Jet.

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Deep breath.

Quiet nod.

Then she vanishes.

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"She's gone to do that," Rete reports.

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"Great."

"We probably need to figure out 'what next;' there's a good chance we're not getting away with pretending she's dead or unfindable..."

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In the distance, there's the sound of rather powerful jet engines, entirely unlike the small, local passenger planes that have occasionally passed, far off.

It's getting closer, too.

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The robot climbs a tree to get a look.

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Sleek, black, seems to be designed for vertical take-off and landing, doesn't have a logo or anything visible from this angle but doesn't look like what they've seen of Doom's aesthetic.

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"- bot says that's a plane, black, VTLL, no logo. Guesses, anyone?"

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"Lots of planes like that, including some of the ones used by the Avengers and especially SHIELD, which's basically the watchdog for supers. Probably not Doom. If Doom's not shooting at them, probably SHIELD, they've got international heft and also he's pissy at the Avengers. ETA?"

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"Bot guesses a minute or two if it's heading straight for us and doesn't speed up."

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"We shouldn't be standing here then. We can come back for Jian and Jet, unless anyone has bright ideas - "

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"We can meet up with Jian and follow Jet, maybe?"

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"If they've found a way to track the Scarlet Witch it might be better to just teleport out..."

She starts moving towards Jian, though, fairly quickly. (Either way, it's better if they move, and Wiccan's teleports aren't exactly subtle.)

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