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Whitehold Apartments RP!

((Seeing as a very similar thread on the CoH forums was incredibly popular, I hope to foster a new hearth of RPers, veteran and new, here! :) ))

Nothing would be too remarkable about the Whitehold Apartment complex, residing in Downtown Titan City, upon first inspection. With a closer look however, one would notice that the building brims with the activity of both hero and civilian alike, coexisting peacefully as they go about their day to day activities; whether crashing on a couch in the lobby after a particularly difficult patrol, or safely returning from Phoenix Burger, delicious wares in tow...

Upon enetering, a potential occupant would be greeted by a large landlord, smiling to them behind the desk as he does so, tirelessly uttering...

"Hi, welcome to Whitehold Apartments, care to rent a room?"

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Shane dropped his three

Shane dropped his three duffel bags and carefully placed his backpack down. He was sweating but breathing casually. He gazed up at the Alexandria area,then shook his head and took up his bags again.
"We are not rubes. We are makers," he mumbled to himself as he approached the front office. He half shouldered, half finessed his way inside. Relaxing a second, he was taken with a bit of shock at the size of the incoming Landlord. Shane was a big person, but he wouldn't be growing as large as this man. Not by any natural causes, at least.
"Uh...hi. I'm Shane Embough. I called about the 1 bedroom, extra footage?"
No, it's not. I am Shaitan Mbowse, son of Arioch Mbowse, who burned half of this town to cinder at least twice.
"Oh, heh, yessir. I play ball for the Titan City Greeks, and Sociology is my daily bread."
If you consider 200 ethnologies of supervillainy within sociology's breadth, that is.
"Oh yeah? Third floor's fine with me sir, or....yeah, 1st floor with extra 80 square footage works too. As long as there are no dogs on top of me, ha hah!"
I know a thousand things I can do with canine dna, it's really no problem.
"Yes sir, no problems, I'm not really the party sort."
When and if I decide to throw a party, the whole city will be invited.
Shane smiled, and hefted his bags, declining assistance. He had impressed the Landlord, so his walk to his apartment wasn't far after all. He got into his apartment eventually, and left his bags unopened.
He made a few phone calls.
"Sefesti Hutari. This line is insecure. Drop point as established. Yes." CLICK

Limitless power.
No idea what to do with it.
-Shane, son of the unredeemed villain 'The Furious Son'.

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The door opened and in walked

The door opened and in walked what could only be called a scrap robot. The figure was mix matching parts it's head had only one camera(eye) and one antenna. The right arm was slightly over sized where the left was more skeletal claw construction. It moved with a steady walk to the desk. "Greeting One is seeking employment. One wishes to serve and will work tirelessly. One does not require much a minimal payment is plenty, One can even go below minimal payment if one can occupy one of the smaller chambers. A broom closet would be serviceable."

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(Apologies at the length of

(Apologies at the length of the post-- kinda new to forum RP and not familiar with all the protocols. This went from character intro and ballooned a bit as I got on a roll...)
A short, somewhat formless blob composed of a bulging faded army surplus duffle bag, a cardboard box, an armful of reusable shopping handbags, and an oversized black burqa shambled down the second-floor landing. The diminutive figure paused occasionally to read door numbers, apparently struggling to see-- if there was a humanoid under that bulky mess, the chardri's veil opening was in the wrong place, sliding from where it should be to somewhere over the ear and cheek.
Finally reaching her room, she fumbled for the keys through the excessively-long sleeves. She'd almost succeeded before a phone located somewhere within that self-propelled pile started playing the "imperial march," startling her into dropping the keys and half her grocery payload. With renewed urgency, she forced the door open and slipped inside, closing the door behind her with a slam, unaware of the trail of ramen noodles and pop tarts left in her wake.
With the ringtone reaching its climax, she finally freed a tiny fur-covered hand from the folds of her garment and answered it.
"Heya, Sister A. Just got in this minute. I can't thank you enough for helping me get this place- you and all of St. Jerome's, really. I swear, I'll repay all of you... someday... somehow.
"No. No problems... Yeah, I chickened out and wore the burqa... I'm sorry, I'm just not ready... yeah, but that was 4 years at a reform school, not the same thing as being out in PUBLIC."
She started wandering around the largely unfurnished apartment, kicking her duffle bag to a spot that she imagined would be perfect for a couch someday and sliding the box into place as a coffeetable.
"I just don't want to be stared at...... Yeah, the burqa gets stares, but they're staring at IT not... "
She popped her head into the empty bedroom long enough to wrinkle her nose at a smell that seemed a blend of lysol and dirty socks, with socks winning, and decided to make base in the living room for the first few days.
"...well...ME."
The landlord told her to inspect the place and let him know of any issues, but aside from flicking the lightwitches without being electrocuted (a plus) and making sure that there was hot and cold water, she wasn't sure what to really do.
"that's what I hoped it would be like-- a super on every streetcorner and maybe I wouldn't-y'know- feel so weird, but I think I saw ONE --at the train station, some blonde in a bikini pushing a broken-down train out, and lemme tell you, the camera flashes going off coulda induced epilepsy. Tourists everywhere...."
"No, it didn't bother her, but... ..., you're a NUN- should you really be using the BIKINI BOMBSHELL as a positive role model for me?"
Opening the window, she discovered the fire escape and made a mental note to explore it later.
"Oh, and by the way, what's up with the name on the lease?... the co-signer. Allison Katinevski? Seriously?... What's so weird about it? Well, they abbreviated it to "Alli. Kat." to fit on the mail box."
"Stop laughing."
"I heard Mrs. Macomb in the background. You might need to get her some oxygen. Seriously, she laughs like a horse.... The landlord actually made it WORSE by adding my name above that, so it reads "Tabby - Alley Cat."
She pulled the phone away from her ear as the howls of laughter sounded almost like a barnyard riot.
"Speakerphone? I shoulda figured. Everyone there to hear that one?.... Now I feel special.... No, Tabitha wouldn't fit. Oh, yeah, you bet I tried to make him change it. NOBODY calls me tabby- except him- that's one HUGESCARRY landlord."
"I'll wait till you're done laughing."
"Done?.... No... I'll wait."
"This isn't funny! Everybody checks their mail every day and all my neighbors are going to see that and that's what they're gonna know me as! I might as well go around introducing myself, *Hi, I'm Tabby, the alley cat*!"
Tabitha hadn't realized that the she'd been pacing and raising her voice in exasperation until those last words came out as a shout - facing the open window. Far in the distance, she could hear some call back, "Hi, Tabby the alley cat."
Closing the window, and the blinds, she futilely looked for something to barricade the window with before retreating into the bathroom.
"Seriously? You used that name as an alter ego back in the 90's?... You swear you're not pulling my leg? You gotta be kidding me... I mean, you're a shapeshifter n all, I know, but NOBODY made the connection with a name like that? What the HEL--ECK were they smok.... No, I caught myself.... I said heck... not he... HECK... HECK... the "l" never finishe... HOW DO YOU GIVE THE HOLY NUN DISAPPROVING DEATH STARE OVER THE PHONE A HUNDRED MILES AWAY? How do you do that?... No, you shouldn't trademark it."
There was less space for pacing in the bathroom, and it was only a matter of time before Tabitha tripped on the loose fitting burqa, stumbled, and nearly slam dunked her new smartphone in the toilet.
"Hold on..." She said as she wrestled herself free from the ill-fitting full-body-shroud.
"Yeah, I still had it on... Uncomfortable as he-heck.... Well, it rubs... and when the wind catches it... Yeah, I know, I know." Her voice switched to a monotone as she spoke along with her mentor, " I need to get comfortable with my new form, even if I hope to reverse it. I can wear what I want or not- A ballerina shows more than I do au natural. Supersuits give more definition to unmentionables. The important thing is that whatever I choose, I get comfortable enough to be myself..."
"It's just... it doesn't feel right. Well, neither does the burqa, for that matter but at least in the burqa I don't look..."
Tabitha caught her reflection in the mirror- she could almost pass herself off as human, if not for oversized cat ears, whiskers, misshapen hands & feet, and the grey-tan tabby pelt that would look perfect on any domestic shorthair. And the tail... that damned tail.
"... ridiculous."
Tabitha settled in for the long speech that would follow that. She didn't try to interrupt her, though she could almost recite along with what her former mentor. It was better to just let her go half-listen and put away some groceries.
"I appreciate that, but the Burqa stays. I'll deal with it... maybe pretend I'm a ninja... in a really really loose and unweildy costume that prevents me from doing anything ninja-y....
"... it's really my only option- after 4 years, the only things I have that fit are that burqa and a half dozen school uniforms until I can get something at some thift store, and those uniforms are TOTALLY out of the question. I already LOOK like I walked off some live action anime. Add the school uniform its practically hentai..."
"...Yes, It is... and ninja cat-schoolgirl... that'd certainly set off a flood of otaku nosebleeds... Trust me, I know all about that... I guess there's no harm in telling you now- the library's web nanny password? 'S3cr3t' is no secret. I know all I need to know about how the world sees feliform females form from one night of google searches, thank you."

"I couldn't sleep for days."
"No, I don't advise checking. Not if you want to keep any shred of self-respect... thus... the burqa stays..."
"At least on the web nobody knows you're a... catgirl."
The last word was said with obvious distaste. She prepared herself for another lecture, mouthing along as she went. As much as she mocked them, some small part of her would miss her "discussions" with Sister Agatha. It seemed to end faster than she expected, and the thought disappointed her. When the questions started involving her future plans, she knew it was wrapping up.
"No, I don't need to meet my caseworker till next week... The probation office said they might be able to help with a real job too, so maybe missing fall enrollment was for the best. I might be able to burn through most of my community service before they start freshman scheduling."
"Ok, I'll keep an eye open for the care package. I really want to say you guys shouldn't, but I'm already missing Mrs Cethewood's cooking, so I'll take everything you can ship."
"She still talks about that? I only burned the whiskers off my face ONCE in home ec, but hear her talking about it and its like I can't cook anything.
.... I miss her too... everyone there, really... Even Insane Zane. You're all the family I've got."
"No, I haven't talked to him."
She winced.
"Let's leave that topic for another time."
"Miss you, too."
"Bye"
Tabitha put the phone down, suddenly feeling drained. With the lights off, shades drawn, and spartan decor, the empty room gave off a gloomy air. Part of her wanted to open the blinds, let the sun brighten the room and do nothing more than bask in that sunbeam for as long as possible, but another part of her dreaded what awaited her out there and wondered how much longer she could keep this charade up.
The latter half won out, and she pulled out her laptop- a graduation gift from the staff at St. Jerome, set up the cardboard box as a makeshift desk and started scanning for an unsecured router.
The flickering from the cold LED screen just accentuated the sense of gloom permeating the room as she sat in front of it cross-legged with an open box of dry cereal perched on her lap for supper.
"At least, on the web NOBODY knows you're a catgirl" she repeated, as if to assure herself that this was the right course of action, but something within her kept drawing her attention back to that shuttered window and the sunlight forcing its way around the edges.

"Maybe later tonight, when nobody's around to see, I'll explore.

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The robots electronic ears

The robots electronic ears picked up the sounds of items falling even from the third floor landing. Rusty went to investigate seeking to full fill it's primary function of serving. Spotting two packages of ramen noodles and a box of pop tarts in front of a door he went over and picked them up. Placing the items in his over sized right hand he reached up with his claw hand and knocked on the door. The camera eye adjusted itself as he Studied the paint job almost down to the molecular level. A slight creaking of ears as he shifted his pose for a better balance stance was all that was heard.

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Tabby knew the rush she was

Tabby knew the rush she was feeling from exploring all these unsecured wireless nodes was silly. It was only one mouse-click-- not an uberawesome hack or anything, but she’d found herself connecting and disconnecting to various networks for the past few minutes just to see what’s there, note it, then try another. She’d read up on this often enough, but this was her first chance to really apply the knowledge outside the dormatoryl. It was wrong, she knew, but that just added to the excitement, and her curiosity just drove her on...

To say that the knock at the door was unexpected would be an understatement. To say that it startled Tabitha so badly that the cereal box she’d been eating from launched to the ceiling and spewed its contents throughout the living room might be more accurate, but Tabby would only ever admit to THAT if it let her omit the part that had her scrambling mad for the burqa, tripping several times as she stumbled to put it on, and eventually falling face-first into the door. Composing herself, finally finding the sleeves in the folds of fabric, and wincing at the discomfort of everything rubbing her the wrong way, she adjusted the hood, unlatched the door and opened it a crack.

She’d meant to just peek out, see who was there, and make some excuse to slip back inside, but what she saw entranced her. Tabby had seen robots on TV- who hadn’t? Even the no-cable-access dorm TV had some headline about some billionaire dude with his chromed-out superbattlebots or suits or whatever they were, each with a price tag that probably would match the monthly dinner bill for Rwanda. They were old news… but those things were so polished they could pass for a glitzy special effect. This one- this looked like something that Mr. Reese would do if he patched up one of those broken bots with some pieces of tractor & swap meet electronics.

It looked REAL.

Before she knew it, she’d stepped out into the hall to get a better look, speechless-- until her damn cat ears perked up and pulled the hood’s eye opening up to her forehead. Brought back to reality by the momentary blindness, she yanked the hood back down, willed her ears to flatten out, and struggled for something - anything- to say.

“Uh… if that was your wi-fi I connected to, it was TOTALLY unintentional.”

*Smart, Tabby. Practically confess.* she thought to herself, * lousiest. hacker. ever.*

And at that moment, she heard the door close with a loud click, her entire body tensed and her ears sprung to full alert. Worse than being blinded-again- was the sickening feeling that spread through her gut:

*Where are my keys?*

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"One is sorry miss. One is

"One is sorry miss. One is not a Wi Fi transmitter. You seemed to have dropped these contents outside the door." It said as it lifted up the Ramen noodles and the box of pop tarts. "Your keys? Oh dear did you locked yourself out? Perhaps one can be of assistance if you take the items." His over sized arm shows why it was so as compartments opened up and an assortment of smaller tools extend. "Wait data required. Would it be easier to ask the Apartment superintendent to open the door then me to ... word searching ... Picking the lock? One is willing to do either task."

That camera eye zoomed in and out as it made the inquiry. Of course it noticed the odd biological features of Tabby, but like any biological life it faced it was just a minor thing. Rusty hasn't met any organics that were identical to another so why would extreme biological differences be odd compared to some other biological difference. Rusty just couldn't understand why some folks go to one extreme to make themselves different and others seem ashamed of said differences. "Are you cold? should I inform the building manager to adjust the temperature?" Thinking of course the reason she was so covered up was because of chill.

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“Oh… umm… well…”

“Oh… umm… well…”

Tabitha’s mind was cycling through different states faster than she could form a coherent thought: awe at being addressed by a real life friggin ROBOT, terror at being locked out of her ONLY safe haven in this town, frustration at losing in the everlasting battle of the burqa, nervousness that someone else will wonder along, and relief that she dodged the wi-fi-access mess.

*Friggin ROBOT is talking to me* was the first coherent thought that came to her. She finally registered the outstretched hand and put the pieces together.

“Oh! Thank you. I had some trouble with the door earlier…” she said, taking the ramen brick and toaster tasties from the huge hand, “... having some more too… now I guess.”

“Thankyousomuch. About the door…. I… well, I’ve heard stories about this place’s security, so I’m not sure we’d want to be mistaken for burglars by picking the lock. We’d better look for the landlo….”

She felt the tug before completing the first step.

*ohfortheloveofgodthiscan’tbehappening*

Sure enough, a good portion of her garment was stuck in the door frame.

*... or… “ The thought of sending him off and standing there, alone in the hall, locked in her room, stuck in the door was too much.

“Why don’t we give the lockpick a try?” she asked with a nervous quiver in her voice, looking around for any security cameras or bystanders.

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Up close she could see he did

Up close she could see he did have a second lens on his face for HD image capture he was indeed build for function not form. There was no face on the head just a speaker for mouth camera and mics for sound reception as well as the antenna. "One must ask are you sure the door Locked when shut?" as he spoke toolbox right forearm extended a small laser and shined it into the lock taking measurements of the inside locking mechanism. To test it he reached out and tried to open the door and finding it did indeed locked. "Seems it did lock one will continue operation."

Then his tools extended two small tools moved forward a small tube entered first then a smaller pick like tool. Inside the lock the tools shifted changing shape adjusting the tumblers to the correct pose then he begin turning the lock to open the door. The door opened up "The door is ajar."

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"What are you doing?" a

"What are you doing?" a booming voice asked from down the hallway. The voice had issued from a very large, very muscular man who had stepped out of his apartment just in time to see the robot working on the door. As he turned and approached them, it became obvious how handsome this guy was. At least 6'8" and weighing close to 295 lbs, he looked like the love-child of a male model and a main battle tank. The irises of his eyes were a captivating gold and they studied the pair as he stopped only a few feet away.

More awe-inspiring than his impressive size or eyes was the fact that he exuded a presence of power and solidity, almost seeming to fill the hallway. "Well?"

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Poking her head out of her

Poking her head out of her room next door to the commotion of the the Robot and Tabby, Sabrina Barelli steps out of her decent sized apartment dressed in a grey halter top, black leather jacket, black jeans and corresponding heeled boots, long waves of mousy brown hair framing her beautiful and currently frowning face, as verdant eyes scan the scene before her, and the towering and rather goodlooking man near.

Shaking her head, she turns to the man, addressing and greeting him with a handshake...

"Sabrina Barelli, any freaking idea what's going on here...?"

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"One is assisting this female

"One is assisting this female. As you can see her garment is caught in the door. It had closed and locked when she came out to retrieve her dropped items. One is programmed with a right and wrong sub routine manually unlocking the door using this manner doesn't counter said sub routine. This is her habitat so no unlawful entry is underway."

Of course being a machine any authority the man has is just filed under the same authority any organic being has. "One did offer to fetch the superintendent, but the female seemed upset and wanted the task done as fast as possible with out being caught in and emotional compromising state."

"It does seem her desire to not be seen caught in a door has not been accomplished."

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The man looked down to see

The man looked down to see where the hem of the burqa was still laying over the edge of the doorway and judging by the crease in the cloth, it was obvious that it had been caught in the door. He looked back up to the robot and the small person.

"An unfortunate situation. But your solution was ill-conceived. A 'fear of embarrassment defense' would not have protected you if the landlord, super, or one of the more zealously righteous tenants had happened upon you. However, there was no harm done in your actions, so I see no reason to report it to the staff."

He turned to the attractive brunette and engulfed her hand with his own. "Rudolph Barnes. It's nice to meet you."

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Tabitha had been marveling on

Tabitha had been marveling on "One's" lock picking technique, muttering more to herself than to him, "man, you would have been fun to have when we raided the contraband closet." She wondered if "One" was his name or if there was more to it... like that one that adopted the name "Johnny Five" in that old 80's movie. That series had always given her the heebies-- that scene with the girl in the bathtub and the robot saying "nice software" just creeped her out in ways that she couldn't explai....

Quote:

What are you doing?

came the bellow from down the hall.

Had "One" not been done with his craft at that moment, Tabby would have likely lept right out of the burqa. She turned to see the guy... correction... the GORGEOUS guy-- no, the kind of guy that made greek gods look like Pee Wee Herman and froze in terror.

*Great reflexes, ninja girl* her inner voice said to her, *quick... pretend to be a rock and he won't notice!* Tabby noted that her inner voice had become ever more critical of her decisions, lately, and wondered if everyone had to deal with such an inner bitch all the time.

She was about to speak when she caught the gold eyes and the words froze in her throat. *oh.. my... uh... if I wasn't stuck in the body of some mutant half-human monstrosity...*- for once, she was in complete agreement with her inner voice.

Fortunately, "One" suffered none of the adrenaline-and-serotonin shock that Tabitha was experiencing and managed to deliver an explanation.

*Dude, I so owe you.*

She waited while the two exchanged explanations and nodded politely in response to the Golden Eyed God's admonishments, all the while planning what she'd say- she wanted to impress, but not draw too much attention to herself NOW....

but not make him blow her off as the inexperienced slack-jawed fangirl that she was rapidly becoming.

*Well, at lest in the burqa, if you blow it, you can leave and come back in another getup and nobody would be the wiser...* Her inner voice was always a font of support. She caught herself trying to brush her hair back... twice... kinda useless when you're wearing a hood and it almost made her furry hands front and center...

She was so transifxed in preparation that she didn't even notice Gorgeous Biker Chick appear until his attention turned to her.

*HolyFrickinshit- is everyone here a living glamor photo? I moved into friggin Melrose Place... and somehow I think that I might be extra number 8- the girl you sometimes see walking down the stairs in the background, but never gets a speaking line, let alone a romantic story.*

*Well, isn't that why you wore the Burqa, Tabitha? So you wouldn't be noticed? Or maybe the "pretend to be a rock" ninja trick actually worked! What the hell would your plan be? Bedazzle him with your verbal skills from under the burqa until you find a cure for your condition?*

Great, Now there were two inner voices, and neither of them sounded very happy with how her first day in her new home was working out.

"Thank you very much for your help... umm... One" she mumbled softly as she moved back into her doorway. She knew it would be more polite to look at its cameras-- the closest approximation she could think of for making eye contact-- but she could barely pull her eyes off the floor. "I'd invite you in and offer something in thanks- I dunno what would be appropriate for you... but I just started moving in and the place is... well, a mess." *like everything in my life*.

She was about to leave it at that, but it seemed terribly impolite,
"I'm sorry, I don't thing we were ever formally introduced- I'm Tabitha. Is your apartment on this floor? maybe when I'm in better con... err... my place is in better condition, I can do... something... in return for your kindness."

*inner voice- make a mental note to find out what the heck you offer robots in social situations like this? A glass of oil? A free outlet for recharging?*

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Smiling at Rudolph, she let's

Smiling at Rudolph, she let's go of the handshake after a bit, replying with...

"It's a pleasure Rudolph"

Turning to Tabby, she would address her with a understanding look...

"Trust me, I understand, just glad we didn't have a unfortunate incident, I'm Sabrina, you..?"

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"One is an authorized

"One is an authorized locksmith. One has dismantled 347 locks since activation." He looked down to Tabitha "One been designated Rusty Parts. One's creator had an odd sense of humor. As for one's speech pattern it a flaw in one's programming. It's just how one is." He looked around at the three was it a bit of shame in the voice as he says "One at the moment is with out residence and with out employment function. One never taken to City Hall and registered as self aware so when Creator stopped functioning his property was listed as emptied. Inquiry could that have been the Black Rose plan? Terminate creator and buy the property when it put up as abandoned?"

He then returned to look at Tabitha "One was happy to serve, to have purpose."

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"Tabitha." she said in her

"Tabitha." she said in her most pleasant tone, resigning herself to the fact that she won't be escaping back into her cave soon.

She forced herself to don a friendly smile... until she realized how useless the gesture was under the mask. *C'mon, Tabitha, she seems nice enough. She can't help that she's tall and gorgeous with a body that rocks leathers and a halter top-- you know-- the type of girl that can attract guys that don't exclaim "Kawaii" a dozen times a day. You can't hold that against her*

She really didn't want to hold it against her- her life needed less drama, more friends right now, so she gave her head an exaggerated tilt to the side and struck a pose that she hoped came across as friendly and quaint even under the formless mass of fabric she was wearing... while hopefully hiding a thrashing tail that just wouldn't go along with the plan.

*God, this Burqa is the worst WORST WORST idea EVER.* she thought to herself... Her ears must be struggling to match her "perky/friendly pose" because the bottom of the veil opening again was rising into her field of view.. *oh yeah... ears, fur... tail....claws... the burqa is my SECOND WORST idea ever."

"Tabitha Miller. "

*Geeze, even my NAME is lame in comparison. "Barelli" is that italian? sounds italian... and kinda exotic... *

"Pleased to meet you... and you, too... umm... Rudolph?"

A kernel of a thought had been rolling around her head as she tried to make sure he understood everything Rusty had said to her... has he since registered? if he was unregistered AI, could he even GET an apartment? Is he just considered abandoned property? What ARE the rules about that? Does he know better than to keep that secret-- apparently not, if he just let it out to three (more or less) strangers? Did THEY notice? Was any of this her business- she kida owed him, but she's been doing such a bang-up job with her own life, perhaps the best help she could provide would be to stay the heck away from meddling in his.

Still, though... once he had a place and property of his own, most would assume he was registered and protected, snd she DID owe him...so maybe just a little nudging along....

"So...um... Rusty... you're just starting out, too? You should really talk to the landlord- the places here are nice- the base flat's a little big for what I've got-- but what I have couldn't even fill an efficiency." She thought about showing him her dry-cereal-strewn place and then thought better of it. "Um... but I'm still really new here- maybe someone else can provide more specifics..."

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She smiles at Tabitha,

She smiles at Tabitha, replying cordially...

"Greetings Tabitha, welcome to the Apartments, and I must say the ears are cute...probably couldn't rock those myself..." She smirks, looking Tabitha up and down curiously, but not rudely...

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*Oh crap- not only did she

*Oh crap- not only did she NOTICE the ears, she had to point them out to everyone else! --and she did it in a friendly way that wouldn't be seen as mean or demeaning. Oh, you're good, sister- masterfully done- but I've endured 4 years of debutante reform school bitches, so I know all about this game.. I can play that game too and point out your own flaws... ... if you werent so friggin perfect. DAMN. *

Tabitha wanted to run inside, slam the door and hide, but that was just pathetic and would leave everyone talking about the catgirl hiding under a blanket everywhere she went... which is just as PATHETIC. Standing here and continuing to pretend that they don't notice, though, was just as pathetic.

No, the best of all bad situations was just to acknowledge it, play along, and just face it.

Her tail was thrashing against the robe- the prickly feeling of fur pushed the wrong way over and over as it rubbed against the burqa just add to her frustration and she wondered -- not for the first time-- why she couldn't at least have been manx-catgirl.

She undid the hood and pulled it off, revealing a tossled mess of shoulder-blade-length hair in a half-undone pony tail- ears popped to full height as the uncomfortable weight of the hood disapepared.

"Yeah, I shoulda used duct tape to hold em down before I answered the door, I guess." She said with a weak smile, looking around.

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Rudy suppressed the urge to

Rudy suppressed the urge to raise an eyebrow when Sabrina commented on Tabitha's ears. He had also noticed that something odd was going on with Tabitha's burqa, as the hood kept rising of it's own volition and something seemed to be thrashing down around her legs. But he hadn't intended to ask, as her business was her own.

He knew that if she was Arabic, touching her may not be allowed, so he did not offer her his hand. Instead he simply sketched a shallow bow and spoke in Farsi. "It's a pleasure to meet you, Tabitha."

He then turned to Rusty Parts. "I know the landlord fairly well, Rusty Parts. I can talk to him, if you'd like. See about getting you a room. If he doesn't go for it, I'll ask him if you can be my roommate. Does that sound acceptable?"

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"One would think duct tape

"One would think duct tape would be painful to remove." Truth was Rusty didn't even think anywhere along the lines Tabitha did. He was after all only been functional on a self aware level for a month the idea he was included in the Property never entered his possessor. Nor did he think anything might go wrong if he told anyone about his situation. In truth he was very naive the only bad thing he has recorded caused by organics was the Black Rose thugs attacking.

"One is starting out if one understands you. One has only been at this level of operation for 37 days, 4 hours, 54 mins, and 14 seconds... 15 second... 16... calculation canceled. One was built to serve but with Creator life functions terminated one has no one to serve so came out of the shop two hours ago to seek place to serve. Came here to ask for such opportunity." In other words he never went to city hall to register as self aware.

He turned to look to Rudy "That would be acceptable. Assistance is appreciated."

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The fine fur on Tabby's cheeks stood on end- her equivalent of blushing at Rudy's attention- even moreso when he said whatever he said in Persian- the tone and inflection had both an exotic and rhythm that was just beautiful, particularly coming from him. It also hilighted how ridiculous this whole burqa getup idea was and left her stammering for some sort of explanation.... preferrably one that would involve her melting entirely out of existence shortly thereafter.

"English is fine." she managed to sqeek out. "This... this is just...um.... it helps with my... uh... skin... condition."

(*God, my cheeks puffed, didn't they- I hate it when they do that. Make me look like a friggin chipmonk-- I'm not sure where everything stands on the personal humiliation scale, but I'm pretty sure that chipmonkgirl trumps catgirl on those charts*)

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Jeremy hummed along to the

Jeremy hummed along to the music blasting his earbuds as he rolled down the pavement on his longboard. Passing one more block and the Whitehold Apartment building burst into view. Inwardly smiling, he coasted toward the front entrance. With his focus elsewhere, he didn't see the stray rock in his path that struck the front wheel stopping it cold.

"whoa!!" Jeremy shouted as he went tumbling. Sparks and flame sputtered from his hands before he found his face kissing the pavement.

After recomposing himself, he picked up his board and headed inside. Before he opened the door, he caught a glimpse of his face: completely scraped up. He grumbled under his breath entering the lobby, making a short wave and a "Hey biggun" to the landlord.

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"Skin condition. Of course.

"Skin condition. Of course. Most troubling." Rudy said, not pursuing the matter further.

He turned back to Rusty. "Let's go see the landlord. Again, a pleasure to meet you both, Tabitha and Sabrina."

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"Affirmative." Rusty turned to follow Rudy then pulsed and looked at Tabitha and Sabrina "One was glad to be of assistance and hopes to see you again soon." It almost sounded like a fair well from a store clerk. Once again showing how naive the robot was there was no worry about foul play or risk in following Rudy.

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Jeremy strolled to the mailbox room to see if anything from his brother had arrived. Still nothing, but it was early enough the mail may not be delivered yet for today. A heavy sigh and Jeremy went back to the main lobby and headed to the stairs. Jeremy focused his gaze on the elevator, almost trembling at the thought of being inside one. He shook his head and started up the stairs to his apartment on the third floor.

"At least the daily trek up 3 flights helps keep the beer gut away," he mumbled.

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A new or old face had arrived. wearing a hooded vest with runes on the hood. It was the hero known as Shepherd but something was different about him. His glowing blur eyes would change from blue to purple to show the merger between him and sin depending on his emotions. He had entered the apartment complex looking for a job as part o0f the security. He already had his base where he lived but figured he would apply for a job to at least ear a living while he was in Titan city. He looked as mysterious as always. The lone hero walked the halls as he came closer to his destination.

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The shadows in the lobby

The shadows in the lobby begin to shift growing darker and moving on their own. As if they were being pooled into the center of the lobby and up into a portal hole into an empty void. A chill filled the lobby one that's felt, but at the same time wasn't registered on thermostat or gauges it was a chill of death. One would think such a portal meant something wrong or evil was about to come out. That would be about the time the music of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" was heard from the portal and the figure dressed in work boots, Blue jeans, a Metallica T-shirt and his sleeveless Trench coat walked out blasting the music on his I-pod the headphones (a full set not plugs) Turned so the speakers were pointed out walked out of he portal. "HONEY I'm Home!" Rotten walked to the counter "Hey is my apartment still mine? Apartment 2B."

He then looked to the portal "Hey Leroy hurry up will you... same with the rest of you. I don't want to hear any belly aching about how the world changed and all that crap get your undead behinds out here." Rolling his eyes he returned to the clerk " Name Rotten Luck... er It's under Ron Bolton. No my friends won't be staying they are temporary loans from the underworld.. NO not the criminal underworld. The Dead Underworld."

Two Zombies decked in what might be considered barbarian armor came from the portal both holding large Beer Kegs. Followed them were three standard looking zombies holding cases of different types of liquor as well as snack foods. Followed by a female ghostly figure "So this is the 21st century. Ugh clothing style gotten so..." Rotten turned his head "What did I say about how the world has changed? The youngest of you died during the 1600s" the banshee huffed "1612 if you must."

He pulled out some cash and laid it on the counter. "That to catch up on my rent. Oh I'm holing a party everyone in the building invited." With that he headed for the steps with his rag tag team of Undead following him. "So Ron what's with that small room people are getting into." "Oh that the Elevator it moves people to other floors so they won't need to take the steps." "Then why are we taking the steps if there is such a magic." "I been dead... twice now for some time I want to stretch my legs. Besides Hel told me not to go softly on you five." She rolled her eyes "Just because we are Damned doesn't mean you have to be Helish. Not everyone in the realm of the dead a sinful monster." "It's just two floors at least I don't live on the tenth floor." The Banshee blinked "Ten floors? Even a palace isn't that tall!" Ron snorts again "Again with the world has CHANGED! You think we developed more advance building techniques over the last few hundred years. Look if you don't want to ease your suffering and help in our goals then go right ahead and tell Hel herself you changed your mind." "NO no.. I just have to get used to it. Just odd that I get burned at a stake for things things people now find old fashioned." "Trust me Anne."

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The stranger once known as

The stranger once known as shepherd felt a familiar. Rotten would also e able to sense sin and Shepherd had become one once more. A smile crept over his face at sensing his Friend's arrival. They had both left about the same time to take care of some matters. Both cam,e back stronger. Eventhough they were 2 different creatures they had similar supernatural backgrounds. As he turned to greet his friend he couldn't help but notice the sleeveless trench coat and thought back to when he had his own sleeveless hooded trench coat.

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"Spook! Man hope ya don't mine me taking ya style. Something about sleeveless trench coat says Tough guy." He sniffed the air "And if I don't miss my guess ya got yourself together. You know I knew the two of ya were the same person all along. Hair and eye color might change, but ya sent was the same." He reached back and took a Hard Lemonade from one of the Zombies.

"I got a welcoming home party planned. After spending the time in the abyss I figure I had the right to blast music and party. Heck given the time hell it's near Christmas after all what better time to party then the Norse New Years." Anne the banshee huffed "Pagan holidays celebrated with out fear. Time is so cruel."

"Don't mind my crew they still new er very very old. Culture shock hasn't even struck yet. Met some interesting folk in the land of the dead some even knew ya." His playful face shifted as he took on a more compassion face. "One person even sought me out a woman named Becca. Man I had no idea where you were from... well anyway she has a message." He put his hand on his shoulder "It wasn't in vein Shepherd. You saved more then what was lost. Even Hel herself spoke in, seems even from the fall of a reality many more are spawned. Who knows this reality, this universe may have started because another fell. Death and Life is a cycle, new life springs from those that come before."

Then he puts the hard lemonade in his hand "Enough Feeling crap lets see if an Undead Lich can get trashed."

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Shepherd couldn't help but smile at the fact Becca would go into the land of the dead to track down Rotten to give him that message. She was his best friend and if she wouldn't have died would have been his girlfriend. He suffered alot when he lost his world. and the then paragon city after.

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Opening his apartment door he

Opening his apartment door he walked in and turned on the lights. "ugh... oh right my place is a mess." To call the place a bachelor pad was an understatement a HD TV was sitting on top of a coffee table a sleeper sofa had one cushion brown where it was tan. A crate was being used as an end table. Ron went to the kitchen and open the fridge "Okay now I have to postpone the party. I think the cheese I left in here became sentient."

Anne drifted in and looked around "No matter what time a mans place is always a mess. You don't expect me to be your maid now?" Ron rolled his eyes and looked to the zombies "Put the drinks on the counter and Leroy head down stairs and tell them I'm Postponing the party till new years."

One of the armored zombies groaned setting the keg down then headed out ".. no... party till new year.."

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Rudy led Rusty downstairs to

Rudy led Rusty downstairs to the lobby, where they waited while the landlord helped out a possible new tenant. Once he was finished, the landlord turned to Rudy and Rusty, then stepped up to the counter and stuck out his hand. "Hey, how ya doin' Rudy? You met any of your new neighbors yet?"

Rudy shook the big man's hand firmly. "I'm doing good, Jai. I met Tabitha, the girl in the burqa. She seems like a good sort, if a bit nervous. But I wanted to talk to you about Rusty Parts. He's a recently created sentient robot whose creator was killed, and now he needs a place to stay. Are there any hoops he'll have to jump through to get an apartment here?"

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Rusty looked between Rudy then to Jai. "One is not built to jump through hoops." His camera zoomed in on the face of Rudy then to the landlord. The man thought for a moment "Well it falls under the equal treatment act laws. Basically set of laws that means no matter the powers or origins of a being they be treated as a normal human. Be they mutant, extraterrestrial or artificial. Let me look up the details."

After a moment using his tablet to access google. "Ah here we are.. he needs a U.S. citizen sponsor and to do a morality and senescence test. Should be simple just want to make sure he is self aware and not some attempt to scam the system. The Morality part to make sure any artificial life don't go all Skynet on us."

"Data request what is Skynet? Why would One wish to go there?" Rusty tilted his head as he made the request for information.

The landlord chuckled a bit "Don't worry about that. Anyway I can't take you in as a tenant till you have proof your considered a self aware lifeform. Of course if you apply for a Hero licence that would ease your rent cost."

Rusty looked at Rudy "One was not aware being self aware was so complicated."

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"Oh, you have no idea the can of worms you've opened by gaining sentience. This is just paperwork. Life is so much more complicated." Rudy said while looking down at Rusty. He thought about what Jai had said for a few seconds. "Well, it sounds like we need to head to City Hall. I'll sponsor your testing, Rusty. Just let me get a few things from my apartment. Wait here."

Rudy trotted back up the stairs and headed for his apartment, changing into some jeans and sneakers and getting his wallet. He was back down in the lobby in a few minutes. "Ready to go?"

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Rusty stood there not moving

Rusty stood there not moving as Rudy went and got his things. When Rudy returned he looked over at the man "One has scanned one's memory... One has no recording of a can of worms." Then in response to the question "One is ready to go worms or no worms. One is grateful for your assistance in this matter. After this one shall go to the Lena's Auto Repair. One knows Lena from the times she ventured into Creator's shop looking for spare parts. They are often busy repairing damage done by Super powered actives or the Motorheads." Rusty headed out the door and not used any other option started walking for City Hall.

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Rudy walked along beside

Rudy walked along beside Rusty. He would have preferred to hail a cab, but wasn't sure if Rusty would be allowed or even able to ride. These days, Rudy didn't really like walking the streets, as he always felt like someone would recognize him. Someone who knew what he'd done all those years ago. Someone who knew he'd only been back on the streets a few short months. Then the rational side of his brain would kick in and tell him that was highly unlikely, given the amount of time that had passed since...

Rudy shook his head, trying to get his mind off the thoughts currently plaguing it. He looked down at the robot beside him. "Rusty, I think one of the things you're going to need to do to get by in this world is study the concept of slang, especially its usage in the English language. And sarcasm. That's another good concept to study."

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"One has lots to learn. Even

"One has lots to learn. Even Creator was surprised at one's level of function. One often wonders if one is an error, one was constructed to be a drone a worker. A learning program was installed to aid in learning new operations. Logical that such a program augmented One's core programming." There was a soft hum perhaps a sigh "One failure to protect creator only confirms this. But One was given an order and one shall perform the last order however one can."

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"I'm not sure if you stated it or not, but what was that last order you were given?" Rudy asked, looking over at the robot as City Hall came into view in the distance.

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He was quiet for a time then

He was quiet for a time then started his story. "To understand the order you need to know how the Creator died. The junk shop in Iron Port and the Black Rose was horsing creator. He tried to make combat upgraded to One. Improvements in movement and one can generate electrical discharges. However the Black Rose men came before the system even warmed up. Creator didn't pay the ... ah... protection racket money. So they came with bats and started smashing things. He ran to stop them from braking a bit of art work he created and yelled at me to Stop them. One tried... One activated the electrical blast system and gave one a shock, it was weak. The other goon got caught off guard as he swung the bat and it connected to Creators head. They fled after that, creator wasn't moving... his life functions have been terminated. So his last order was Stop Them. If One had fired at the goon nearest Creator he wouldn't have died. I failed to serve creator properly."

The eye camera zoomed in and out a moment "One does not know how One going to stop the Black Rose criminal activity. One will try."

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Jeremy sat down on his couch

Jeremy sat down on his couch and checked the wheels of his longboard. The wheel he suspected met with the rock had cracked. In truth the whole board looked messed, but was still sturdy enough to get him places when all the wheels were good. He made a note to stop by the board shop to buy a new one. While grumbling a few obscenities, he stomped into the kitchen to get a drink. The fridge door stuck, as usual, and the second pull had a bit more force than he intended. Jeremy's hands threw out sparks and some landed on the dish rag hanging on the oven. Before the flames engulfed it completely, Jeremy flung it into the sink and turned the water on full. The dish towel smoldered and smoked before the flames were drowned, leaving the stench and cinder in the air.

Then the smoke alarm, predictably and annoyingly, went off. Jeremy shrugged his hands expecting it to chime in with its opinion. "I swear if I ever find out that you're sentient and mocking me there will be a special place in robot hell I'll be far too happy to send you there."

After removing the battery, leaving it on the counter, and opening the main window to air out the smoke, Jeremy sulked back out and went downstairs to report the alarm and that everything was contained.

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In another apartment Rotten

In another apartment Rotten was walking out as the fire alarm went off. "Figures Fire alarm holding a bag of garbage." Sighs and looked around for signs of smoke as he headed to the lobby. "Hey what's up with the alarm." Hearing Jeremy he looked over "Here I thought the smell from the creature from the fridge was setting it off."

Of course Anne the ghost was following Rotten "What in the nine Hells is that sound. It's enough to wake the dead." Rotten rolled his eyes "Welcome to the 21st century, get used to it."

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"It's um...nothing. A dish

"It's um...nothing! Yeah... A dish rag caught fire while I was um.. Cooking! And it's out now! No need for panicking... Smoke alarm disagrees though," Jeremy called back with a pause to notice the smell and to stumble further on his path to the stairwell. He shouted back quickly, "Be right back I gotta... tell the super!"

As Jeremy slammed his hand on the metal railing a loud CRACK like an amplified static discharge popped through the hallway. "OW MOTHER F--Argh!"

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Rotten lowered his glasses

Rotten lowered his glasses seeing the reaction of the static discharge of course his eyes weren't normal... well even more unnormal for a Lich they were black with reddish flair where the Iris should be. "Uh huh... sparking bad there fella. Anyway I need to get this trash out it smelling worst then well me after a rain storm." He starts heading away and Anne followed "Oh lad ya might want to get some insulating gloves. Might ease the static shock. I been around a bit ya might have heard of me in the news from time to time name's Ron Bolton, but people call me Rotten Luck nowadays. The Supermart I think has such gloves heck they have almost anything."

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Jeremy was holding his hand

Jeremy was holding his hand in a grip as he grimaced to hold back further obscenities. "I'm fine I'm..."

His mannerism changed for a moment. Standing with near perfect posture, and breathing like a tai chi monk, Jeremy brought his hands from his throat to his waist in a slow and deliberate manner before relaxing back into his natural demeanor. "I'm fine now..." Jeremy looked up to see who exactly was talking and was stunned. It was the Ron Bolton.

Jeremy had seen his share of vigilantes both good and bad in his day as a native to Titan City, but he always stood in awe of them when he ran into one not saving the city. "Oh wow you're really..."

And away Ron and Anne went from him.

"Such a fool Jer," he muttered under his breath. Remembering the comment about his lack of gloves he called back to Ron, "Thanks for the tip man. Unfortunately they don't work as well for me but I'll check it out!"

Quickly giving up on celebrity stalking, not wanting to look weird - well, any weirder, and needing to cancel the fire alarm sent Jeremy running back down the stairs, careful to control his adrenaline and his hands. Upon reaching the lobby, he called out to the landlord without thinking there might be others or no one present. "Hey biggun! False Alarm I swear! Just my bad cooking up on 2G! Its...out now...."

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Shepherd sat in the lobby just observing the area around him as he spoke to the landlord.

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Ron returned from the trash

Ron returned from the trash run. "Hey Spook how getting a place going? Could always bunk with me, could use a room mate that is if ya don't mind sleeping in the same place as the dead. Oh speaking of dead..." He looked to Anne "You and the gang can go back to the neatherworld no reason for ya all to be haunting about."

Anne rolled her eyes "Oh sure mighty Master as you wish..." Ron rolls his eyes "Can it Anne yeah I know I summoned you all for mundane stuff this time, but trust me things going to get active soon. Not to mention I want to do some training with you all and myself getting a grip on these new powers." Anne seem to twirl out of existence and Ron looked over at Shepherd. "Speaking about training got any pointers? Your the only expert I know about dark magic stuff. Before this I just punch things till they stop."

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Shepherd looked at Ron.

Shepherd looked at Ron.

"I'm not here to find a place to live since I have my own place in the church. Just looking for a job as part of the security."

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"C'mon, it's just a little

"C'mon, it's just a little bit of smoke there wasn't even any fire." Jeremy pleaded. The landlord just glared back at him, judging. "Ok, there was a little bit of flame, but it was out out quickly." More judging silence. "Ok it was another dish towel..."

"That the fourth time and third 'dish towel' you've caught on fire. For the safety of the building and under the lease you signed, I need to install higher grade fire sensors and suppression measures in your apartment." The landlord announced bitterly. Jeremy groaned at the thought of even more fire safety measures and felt powerless to the changes. The landlord continued, "I will be putting notice when the installers are scheduled and for the other tenants on your floor. This will be added to your rent increasing it $59 a month."

Jeremy looked somber as he tried to control his growing frustrations. He signed the papers the landlord put in front of him regarding the changes to his lease agreement. "You're gonna nickel and dime me into homelessness one of these days."

Almost stomping, Jeremy moved into the lobby to sit and think about what just went down, finally seeing that Ron was there talking to another equally dark and mysterious individual. It was likely they heard most if not all of what went down. Jeremy made a motion that he was rubbing his eyes, but it was more to hide his face and stop the tingling feeling that sometimes predicated a staticy fiery discharge from his hands.

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Ron looked over hearing the

Ron looked over hearing the conversation then he spoke up to the landlord.. "Hey how about a deal. I get the kid some training so he won't cause trouble and you give him a month to improve. Any damages during that time come out of my pocket. You have a month to get things ready if he fails to stop lighting up dishrags. What do ya say." He looked over to Jeremy "Got any time to spare today? I was about to head to the Maul care to join me. I need a bit of practice and the best place is one of the Danger Rooms."

The upgrades wouldn't be cheep or fast so having a month to prepare for the cost was in the Landlords best interest. "Alright but only a Month." Then Ron looks to Shepherd "Care to come along ya can see what jobs are open at the Maul."

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Shepherd looked at Ron and

Shepherd looked at Ron and then at Jeremy.

"Sure probably best if I be there to help you train him with my experience using heavenly flames."

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Jeremy looked through his

Jeremy looked through his fingers, wide eyed and blinking. Barely that morning he was struggling on tips from the coffee shop and breaking longboard wheels on hateful rocks. "Th-the Maul? Y-ye um...Yeah, I just got home from work." He stuttered. "Sorry, I'm still not used to...this." He gestured to Ron and Sheperd, then quickly closed his fists and hid his hands, nervous he'd toss sparks of static or embers in wild randomness. "Sorry! Um, yes. I got time today..." He started to laugh. "Sorry, I just never been to the Maul before. Never thought I'd get in there without registering."

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"The Maul nothing more then

"The Maul nothing more then just a Mall with some specialty stores for those with special needs. So what's your story with the fireworks?" He raised his hand and pointed to a wall where the shadows started swirling and forming a new portal. "Well this is the first time I made a portal in one realm. Should be fine. Just ignore any voices you might hear going through."

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Shepherd chuckled to himself.

Shepherd chuckled to himself.

"Hey Ron don't try to scare the kid. He isn't from the same type of world you and I are

A michievous gleam appeared in Shepherds eye as he formed a hand made of spiritual energy that tapped Jeremy on the shoulder. Nothing he enjoyed more tha teasing the rookies. he did it all the time in the creature wrestling federation he worked for back in his world.

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"Yeah, I guess...it's just.

"Yeah, I guess...it's just..never mind. The fireworks? Um... They're recent... Used to be just inevitable bad luck with electronics and a lot of static when I touch metal or someone else but... I dunno, sometime in college the static started sparking out and then...the melting stuff and fires." Jeremy trailed off as he watched the portal open in awe. "Wow... Dunno if I'll ever get over watching that."

Jeremy stood, looking back at Sheperd and Ron. "You sure it's safe?" He looked at the portal. Subtle whispers creeped into his mind, giving him a sense of dread. He almost had mustered up the courage to step through when the spectral hand tapped his shoulder.

"OH JESUS F-" Jeremy shouted as he freaked out and spun around, a good bit of pure heat flashing out from him reflexively. He glared at them both incredulously "Maybe I should risk the train!"

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She had always wondered why

She had always wondered why the supers gravitated towards one another villianous or otherwise, even from when her gifts were making themselves known in her early days of college in the once vibrant city of Atlas where she wanted to be like 'everyone else' though always stood out with her ice blue eyes, porcelain like skin and long silky pale blonde hair.

'If we want to lead a normal life' she would think to herself 'then why do we always hang out with other supers? who no doubt increase the likelihood of discovery?'

That was of course more then 6 years ago before her many 'incidents' had forced her to seek out her wayward mother and finally learn how to control her inherited ability to manipulate the elements- namely water and ice. Before her 'boyfriend problems' and before her decision to move to Titan City for the simple fact because she knew other supers would be here.

'Its getting late' - she noted with a glance at her watch as the taxi finally pulled up across the street from the Whitehold Apartment building- 'I hope the room is ready'

Shiantar thanking the driver as he help's her with her luggage gives herself a moment to take in the building after paying the sweet old man.- 'Well you can certainly tell there are supers here there are scorch marks on the pavement'

She had made the journey in two days travelling from her fathers home in Sydney Australia where she had been staying regrouping her thoughts and feelings on her gifts following the collapse of her mothers sanity and the ensuing court case damning her mother for the numerous murders and villainous act's she had committed with the use of her considerable power.

Her guilt at times overpowering- would her mother have slipped away and caused so much damage had she not sought her out and demanded instruction in the gifts passed to her?

Who really knows whats done is done.

This being the first time actually being exposed to the outdoors without being in either a plane, bus, train or taxi regrets about the mini skirt and sleeveless white blouse grumble through her head as Shiantar crosses the road with her wheeled and rather large suitcase in tow. 'Nice facade though' she remarks reaching for the handle when the door opens up before she could grasp it.

A sizeable man with arms folded (no doubt warding of the chill) steps out into the breeze almost colliding with her.

"Apologies Miss didn't mean to startle you, I can see by your luggage you aren't a simple visitor?"- He booms with a grin

Shia tossing her loose braid back over her shoulder smiles with a nod- "Oh are you the landlord? yes Im Shiantar Frost I called a week or so ago? and I think you spoke with my father yesterday after you guys settled the sale of the apartment? Here is my ID"- She wasn't certain if ID was required but she offered it up anyway.

After a quick inspection of her documents, collection of the key and the obligatory small talk she was finally shown to her new home.- 'It's nice' she thinks as the door clicks shut behind her.

Frost tendrils curl up from the floor boards as they begin to whiten and creak in protest of the dropping temperature as her mind wanders once again to her guilt. 'Stop it!' she orders herself taking a breath.

'You are not your mother and will not become her, you are a good person'

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"hey relax we just teasing ya

"hey relax we just teasing ya. The Portal safe..." He stopped suddenly as he felt a chill drop in temperature his fists bursts into black neatherworld flames and he spun looking at the door and the new arrival Shiantar Frost. Only then did he relaxed the black flames died down. "Hmm guess I'm as jumpy as you are Jeremy."

Perhaps not for across the street standing in an alleyway was a figure dressed in a black three piece suit. His head covered by a black mask, and much like Shiantar aura of cold was about him. "Interesting, perhaps a distance relative." The man turned and walked down the alley leaving faint frost footprints.

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"I think that's the first

"I think that's the first time I've felt a lasting chill..." Jeremy muttered as he snapped out of the cold. "What is it? Someone out there Ron?"

"He looked back at the portal and wondered about what might happen, safe or not. The dread still lingered in his mind, but it some ambitious curiosity was starting to get the better of him.

It took him a moment longer than the first try, but finally Jerremy was ready. How does this kind of portal work? He wondered, not sure if it was an instant step, where his foot would appear in the Maul, stepping onto whatever gravity direction and surface the exit portal was adjacent, or if it would be transpire signal, giving him a moment to reorient before stepping out. His comic book imagination ran wild with ideas. Ultimately, he figured he would just have to peek in and find out. So at last, Jeremy let his curiosity win out and stuck his head into the portal.

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There was a time when Rudolph Barnes would have offered Rusty advice and assistance in his quest, but that time was long gone. It wasn't that he didn't care, but more that he just wanted to be left alone. He simply needed time to readjust to life on the outside again. Things had changed so much since the last time he walked the streets.

Rudy continued speaking with Rusty as they approached City Hall. Once there, they were thrown in the grinder that was bureaucratic paperwork. Though most of it had to be filled out by Rusty, Rudy had his fair share since he was sponsoring Rusty.

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Groaning as she heard the sounds of the fire alarm going off, Sabrina shrugged on her jacket and after opening her door, making sure the coast was clear for this, she quickly teleported in a magenta flash towards the stairwell, landing just before Shepard, Rotten, and Jeremy, as she groans....

'Way to keep up a secret identity Sabrina...' She thoughts herself, as she barely blinked at the portal ahead, standing up swiftly, dusting her jacket off as she speaks....

"So...no fire...?" Sighs....

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Shepherd looked at Sabrina.

Shepherd looked at Sabrina.

No everything is clear.

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She sighs, before offering

She sighs, before offering her hand to Jeremy, and Rotten, smirking...

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What wonders Rusty was seeing

What wonders Rusty was seeing he stopped only to watch a flying hero trying to detect the means of force that allowed the woman to fly. "Question if a female could fly why do they dress in skirts. Does that not hinder the persons idea of modesty?" Well enough hero gazing as they walk into City hall. The paperwork was easy just transferring data... however holding the pen was a little tricky for his hands he ended up using his manipulation tools.

He was then taken to a chamber a simple room with a table and chair as well as a computer terminal. The attendant looked at him "alright can you get direct feed from other devices?" Rusty looked at the man wondering why he had to answer that question it was on the form "Yes one is able to assess other devices both live wire and wireless systems." The man nodded and went the terminal and attached a Firewire wire "Alright let me hook you up and then you be given the test." Rusty opened up his ports and got plugged in....

The world changed as data feed from his outside sensors were deactivated for the direct feed from the Computer. At first there was darkness then a face appeared digitize image. "Are you ready Rusty parts?" "Yes." The time it took to run the test was only 10 minutes, but that in normal time. Some of the choices were easy do you help someone cross the street? Do you save a kitten from a rain gutter? Other were frightful do you let a kid die to save a doctor or the other way around. In the end if Rusty could sweet he would been. "Test complete." He was led out to the lobby where Rudolph Barnes was waiting. The Man who led rusty to the room spoke up "It's confirmed he passed the self awareness test as well as the morality test. From it we figure his awareness level about that of a ten year old advancing in some areas more then others. Seems he was programmed to serve and that leads his drive to find things to do. As well as his morality curve leaning to obedience and lawful."

The Man looked over some papers "I get a formal inquiry started to see if he can inherit the former Robert Tanner's Junk shop. Finding a lawyer willing to help out that case might be wise." Rusty looked to the man then to Rudolph "Does this mean I'm alive?"
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Rotten relaxed and looked at Jeremy "Just had a bad run in with someone who had ice powers. Just being around the guy chills ya to the bone. I shouldn't worry thought he's the manipulative hide in the shadows and let his henchmen do the dirty work type. He wouldn't have done a direct assault. Anyway lets..."

Just then Sabrina landed in the lobby "No fire just a minor power mishap. We on our way to the Maul to start to get the handle on it. Speaking about powers seems ya need to work on ya landings." He says as he reached down to help her up.

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Jeremy pulled his head out of

Jeremy pulled his head out of the portal looking a bit dazed about the process. Once he came to his senses he saw a woman standing there extending her hand and giving him her name. The pale white from his gaze into the portal flushed red with embarrassment. "Oh um...hi," Jeremy stammered. He suddenly felt hot and nervous at the extended arm, now awkwardly lingering in the air with no response.

"Um...I'm Jeremy Heron; coffee barista." He extended his hand to meet Sabrina's, and visibly cringed as he took her to shake it, fully expecting a shock or a jolt and unsure how Sabrina might take it or even if she would feel it.

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If she was shocked or

If she was shocked or surprised, she did not show it as she offers him an award winning smile, before snapping to Rotten....

"Hey, I assumed there was a fire! AND I assumed there was a fire, so sue me...and the Maul....I may need to head there as well, mind if I come with?"

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"your welcome to come along.

"your welcome to come along. I'm Ron Bolton by the way. Well yeah ya were under pressure, Lets get going I can't keep that portal open for much longer." Once she was on her feet he walked through the portal and cross miles in a few foot steps till he was standing outside of the Maul. A few guards had came to look at the portal he waved to them "Sorry for keeping the door open this long I close it as soon as the rest come through."

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Jeremy decided his best

Jeremy decided his best solution was to jump through the portal, unsure how to traverse through such things, and this was his first encounter with one up close. However valiant his leap, he didn't stick the landing and came crashing into the pavement outside the Maul behind Ron. There were more scorch marks around where his hands landed."Ow..."

He stood finally and brushed himself off, flashing a few stray sparks as his hands hit twigs and pine needles. "I...I don't think I did that right."

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Sabrina simply shrugs, before

Sabrina simply shrugs, before walking through the portal, apparently texting before stowing the phone away, whispering to Rotten....

"I swear if they frisk me their better get used to living comatose!"

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Shepherd followed them

Shepherd followed them through the portal.these portals were nothing new to him. he was used to the things that went bump in the night. He looked at Sabrina.

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She smiles to the man,

She smiles to the man, grinning....

"I've written an article or two on you Gideon! It's an honor to meet you in person!"

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Shepherd returned the smile.

"I would love to read it some day."

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"I doubt they would frisk ya

"I doubt they would frisk ya Sabrina. If they try I be spending the night in jail for assault ya my guest and I may be uncultured roughen, but I always stand up to protect those who are my guests. Beside they were just doing there job I had that portal open long enough to be slightly odd even here." With that the portal closed "So first off to the Gym and Danger room area and request one. Bet we have to wait some till one open so as we wait we can see about getting ya something for you Jeremy so you won't trigger any smoke detectors. The shops here might not be Edna Mode, but know the business. Given the size of this place best we just stick together."

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Sabrina smiles at all of the

Sabrina smiles at all of the gathered men, nodding at Rotten's words, before allowing herself to be scanned according to security protocols, and entering, fluffing her leather jacket over her grey blouse, smoothing the bottoms of her cobalt jeans, as she turns back to the others...

"Perhaps the Danger Room first, I'm not all terrible teleporting Ron" Winks at him before walking ahead...

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The sheer size of the Maul

The sheer size of the Maul loomed over Jeremy with an air of imperial dominance. To Jeremy, this was a world of elites; of heroes and superpowers and the fight for the greater good. This wasn't him, not yet and not now at least. He gulped loudly, genuinely intimidated at entering the Maul. "Danger room. Yeah... Sounds...harmless enough. What could be wrong with a room full of danger?"

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Sabrina chuckled at Jeremy,

Sabrina chuckled at Jeremy, before going back to walk by his side, deciding to tease the young mutant...

"Been here plenty of times, if you want I can hold your hand?" Smirks

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Jeremy's incredulous glare now locked eyes with Sabrina. "I uh.. Wait, I didn't electrocute you? Usually I jolt people with a nasty dose of static when there's...skin on skin." Jeremy finished the comment quickly and trailed off at the comment, realizing the comment over shared way too much for a group of skilled and powerful people.

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Shepherd patted Jeremy in the back.

'Don't worry, this will be a cake walk."

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Sabrina chuckled and quipped.

Sabrina chuckled and quipped...

"Telekinetic field over me, SHOULD stop the transfer of static electricity" Chuckles at his awkwardness before inquiring...

"Ever thought about becoming a superhero when you gain more control over your powers?"

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Jeremy's visible tension started to wane. He walked along with the others, accepting that he was their source of humor for the moment. "Yeah yeah... I guess we'll see."

Sabrina's comment rung in his ears. "Be a hero? I dunno. I'm...I'm not ready for spandex. But um...that's down the road. I don't even know what triggers the sparks yet! What's the process for all of it anyways? What was your experiences like learning to control your skills?"

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She takes a moment to respond

She takes a moment to respond, before speaking...

"My powers surfaced when I was a teenager, being telepathic? It was a complete and utter nightmare, I couldn't keep my own thoughts inside and was overwhelmed by those of around me....however, I was part of a team, and together with others, fellow mutants, mentors, I slowly gained control over my abilities..."

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"And while I may not be a teacher by any stretch, I think I may be able to assist you in gaining control of your powers...interested?"

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"You two have it easy. Me I

"You two have it easy. Me I died. No biological reason, no natural gifts, not even bit by a radioactive bug... nope a magical thing from old viking time took me out. It was either serve as it's protector or go to Hel. No not the Christian Hell, I'm talking old school Hel of the Norse. Don't worry about shocking me I won't feel it, heck I got hit by a car once dragged for four miles and barely felt it." One part of the Maul was like any other Mall however they didn't end up there he had ported them outside the more selected area of the Maul the part of the place that deals with Super Powers.

First stop was the Danger Room Complex one section was something like a Gym. They could see someone with super strength lifting weights just these were up in the thousands of pounds range. Rotten went to a counter "Party of four for a Danger Room just a bit of target practice."

The man at the counter typed it in "Name?" "Ron Bolton aka Rotten Luck... come on Frank you know who I am." Frank looked up "Just following practical Ron. Your in luck we just had room 7 open up. Just finish being cleaned and reset. You be charged for difficulty level you set it for, time limit is one hour enjoy."

"Seems your my Lucky Charm Jeremy, or maybe you are Sabrina. Besides I didn't say your teleporting was bad, just your landings. And Shepherd's right this be simple fun target practice. I don't think I can pay for live rounds for four people." He chuckled as he headed for room 7.

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"Wow, a super team in the

"Wow, a super team in the teenage years. I've heard of those but never thought I had anything special." Jeremy commented as they continued into the Maul. "It wasn't until after high school that my general bad luck with electronics turned into this...what kind of control? I'd just like to carry a phone around for more than two days before it melts in my pocket."

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"Hmm melting plastic, scorch

"Hmm melting plastic, scorch marks. First I thought ya was some kind of electrical type when that static spark was strong enough to generate ozone. I don't smell the bio plasma effects off of you I normally do when I'm near a Mutant with fire powers. Do you have such trouble with clothing? I know a Super speeder who couldn't pay for a friction-less outfit so every time she went hyper speed her clothing would rip or burn. Let me tell you the tabloids loved her." He opened the door and the room was mostly white with panels on every wall roof and floor. Something across the Holodeck and the Testing chambers from Portal.

"Welcome to your first Danger Room. Seen Startek the next gen? Well same set up here all the controls are in the arch. Not as fancy as the shows one mind you but enough to give you different experiences. Every panel could open move shift or drop. Higher levels include robot Life Decoy Models that can hit hard, and even life rounds of weaponry. Of course like I said I don't have those funds nor will I raise it that level. This is a simple target practice bit. See what you can do."

He used the terminal to activate the selected program and targets slid out of a few panels big bulls eyes. The ones on the floor opened up showing dummies of humanoid shape with the bull eye on the head and chest. "Go ahead punch one in the face. Helps if you think of someone your mad at when you do so real satisfactory."

He then looked at a bulls eye that was moving back and forth along a track in the ceiling. "I had always had to jump to get something up high .... lets see." His fists burst into the black neatherworld flames again and he punched the air sending a blast of that dark energy at the bulls eye. He didn't get a direct hit but blasted the left edge.

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Awe and confusion filled

Awe and confusion filled Jeremy's mind when he stepped foot into the danger room. He remembered some of the famous holo deck in TNG, before the TV blew. After watching the dark flame demonstration from Rotten, Jeremy was eager to try. "Ok... So, just... Ok."

Jeremy stared down a nearby target and cupped his hands together. He paused, realizing there was no special fire like Ron had gathered. Then again, he didn't make any special fire, so it was probably fine. He pulled his fists back like throwing a pitch, and then pantomimed a throw of the imaginary baseball of energy that in fact wasn't there and therefore did nothing to the target dummy. "Did...I don't think that worked. Hmm..."

He stared at his hands, puzzled about how exactly to activate his whatever powers they were that melted plastic or set dishrags on fire or shorted electronics. "Maybe I need to start at level 0? Is there a level 0?"

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Sabrina took a moment to eye

Sabrina took a moment to eye the targets, before smirking to Jeremy, stating...

"Alright, take a look again, I'm going to help you..." If Jeremy opened up his mind, he would suddenly feel a incredibly sharp amount of focus, as if someone provided him a mental 'scope' to hone in, as she then eyes her own targets...

Allowing her eyes to glow magenta, tapping into her powers, Sabrina suddenly teleports neatly in front of a lone target, before haymakering it with contained telekinetic force, sending if flying, skidding along the ground for several feet in the opposite direction...

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Shepherd looked at the target

Shepherd looked at the target as a launched a fireball made of blue heavenly flame at it followed by another and another i repeated succession.. He then looked at Jeremy.

"Like I said. A piece of cake."

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"Yup level 0. Don't try to

"Yup level 0. Don't try to be fancy no two people are the same so why would they have the same powers? Similar yeah, but not the same. Think when the rag caught fire was it away from your body or were you holding it? When you cause the sparks that fry electronics how far away were they? Like I said before just go up and punch put feeling into that punch and we see what happens."

This time Rotten didn't release the netherworld energy right away he held it focusing it all into one fist. So much so that rays of light started flaring as well causing a black light strobe effect. Then he let it go the energy blast flew to the back of the room hitting a target with such force it blasted a hole through it. "Okay I need to save that for when I really need it and of course I could charge up that kind of blast."

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The sun had started its

The sun had started its decent toward the horizon by the time she had unpacked her luggage, thankfully though her father had the furniture sent over beforehand along with his interior stylists to 'deck it out' so doing the WHOLE house wasn't required. One of the added perks about being the daughter of a wealthy family people would say, and say it frequently. The Ivy league, designer threads, penthouse apartments, her current 'home' one the one thing she had managed to negotiate with her father.

'You cannot live in a slum Shiantar' her father Dominic would argue when the topic of her relocation to Titan City would crop up.

'Father, all I am asking is that you let me find my own place and that includes the location, the size, the social grade..everything' She would argue ever one to do it on her own, more so since the fallout of her mothers actions.

Dominic knew of the impact what his ex wife had done had on his daughter Shiantar, it devastated her and riddled her with guilt. Guilt that would manifest and tap into her power with dangerous results. He had lost count the amount of times seat's, books, car's, cutlery, an entire swimming pool had all frozen over. The amount of times the weather would change for the colder, clouds billowing, snow swirling, hail, lightning…and they were getting worse as her power was growing.

If he continued to try to 'keep her safe' by controlling her, she would retreat into her shell just like her mother Krystal had.. and look what happened to her.

'Ok Shiantar you have a deal, though I will make the arrangements as no daughter of mine will be slumming it out in a basic apartment at least give me this concession please for your ailing father' It was a poor attempt at humour he knew, given his ability to regenerate he was immune to everything along with age.

Shiantar had smirked rolling her eyes 'Fine, but Im serious father! no penthouses!'

Shiantar looks around the living room of her top floor apartment with a smile to herself knowing this must have cost her father a fair bit, even though her career as a marine biologist and chemical technician earns her more than enough to afford it he still had to be the 'daddy'. 'At least its not the penthouse apartment' she remarks to herself tossing her silky blond braid over her shoulder as a soft alarm chimes out in the hall.

Shia with brows furrowed moves over to the front door her stilettos 'click clacking' on the polished floor boards as she goes 'Is that an alarm?' she whispers to herself as she stcks her head out the door only to discover there IS no alarm.

'Strage' she thinks as she shrugs heading back into the apartment and closing the door 'Maybe it was that large landlord testing the fire alarm system?'

An alarm sounds on her watch startling her sending tiny ice shards up into the air around her- 'Time to practice'

'Practice time' was something her shapeshifting therapist had devised for her, a way to let her powers out which allowed her a way to vent as well as a way to sharpen her abilities.

Moving through the bedroom and into the purpose built 'cold room' built into the back of her closet she bolts the door shut behind her and concentrates, the air in the sealed room turns blue as ice shards form from the ceiling to the floor, creating pillars of ice around her. With eyes glittering like diamonds she smiles feeling relived as she reaches for more power, electricity surges through her body with tiny sparks flickering across her nails as a hum begins to build causing a light vibration where the base of the cold room meets the floor. The ice melts as jolts of electricity strike out from her palms tearing chunks away from the ice pillars leaving billows of steam in the air as she lets go of the power and allows it to dissipate.

'Shower and dinner I think, I wonder if there's a grocery store nearby?'Her mind wanders as she shakes off the last of her 'practice' holding her palms over the watery mess on the floor, absorbing the moisture back into her being.

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Level 0.

Level 0.

Jeremy looked back at his target, barely 15 feet away from him, but still mocking him in its own way. Rotten' comments and guidance rung in his ears. Thinking of a bully from high school was enough. The mental image of that bully took the place of the target dummy, mocking him. There it was: Jeremy felt the familiar tickle of heat and electricity coursing over his skin and fingertips.
Jeremy almost roared as he charged the dummy, fist awkwardly pulled back aiming for his target.

CRACK! Jeremy's fist connected with the dummy, but barely. Still all the telltale markings of a powered hit covered the dummy, leaving the actual bulls-eyes blank and unscathed. Some of the dummy had melted while other parts had scorch marks.

Jeremy stumbled on his follow through but picked himself up quickly, running back to look at the results.

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Shepherd walked up to the

Shepherd walked up to the dummy to inspect it when he saw what Jeremy did.

"That is good You're getting there"

As he turned round is sword appeared out of no where as he decapatated the dummy in one swift motion as his sword disappeard again

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"Interesting, I think perhaps

"Interesting, I think perhaps we should head to the medical office get you a power checkup soon. They help figure out the nature of your powers the check up is free payed by the city. Mainly so those who have abilities know the nature of what they can do. Of course you don't want to let yourself go wild on the streets we are good guys after all." He looked at Jeremy "I hope your a good guy you seem like a nice kid hate to have to arrest ya one day."

"Anyway the nature of the Danger Room is to just let yourself go press your limits and don't worry about collateral damage. It's unhealthy to always keep yourself in check sometimes letting go and going wild worth it. Heck there are some apartments with there own build in Danger Rooms. Not as fancy as these, but much the same basis a chance to let the power flow and not bottle it up."

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