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Dec 12, 2019 4:15 PM
mutant Serafin and Lacey in X-Men First Class
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"I suppose it isn't the worst thing I could be doing with my time."

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"That's the spirit. What's your name, by the way, I don't think you said?"

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"Serafin."

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"Thank you," he says, a little dryly.

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He opens his mouth--

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"Charles, don't babble at him about the etymology of his name."

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"Which one of us is a telepath again?"

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"I don't need to be. You're far too predictable."

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He giggles.

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"Fine, I'll skip it." He glances at Serafin. "So will you come with us?"

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"Hm," he says. "No, I don't think so. But I don't mind if you visit again."

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Sigh. "Perhaps later. We're going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. Do you mind if I show you where to go if you change your mind?"

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Shrug. "No, I don't mind."

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--And a map unfolds in his mind. They are here, in the northwestern United States; the meeting place is there, in Virginia.

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"Interesting trick."

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"It's not the most complicated thing I've ever done."

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"I imagine not. How did you find me?"

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"We have a machine that amplifies my telepathy, allowing me to locate mutants--people with powers--all over the country."

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"Clever. Good luck."

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"Thank you."

They leave.

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They're very cute but he's glad they left; it was getting hard to make the words come out right. Maybe he's been out of the world a little too long.

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A few days later someone else comes through the forest. This one doesn't seek him out, and appears to be a perfectly normal hiker, albeit one unusually oblivious to the dangers of the area. She's very interested in the local wildlife, though, stopping periodically to sketch this or that plant.

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And does she notice the distant shadow following her? Most people don't.

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No, she is very much absorbed in her sketching.

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