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Posted: Jan 13 2018, 04:11 PM
January 12, 2018
It was going to be all about the theatrics and drama. Magneto wanted to make an impression today. He wanted the public to take notice and remember. So having made the final adjustments to his costume, Magneto made one last check in the mirror. He had worked to obscure his visage within his helmet to hide the younger appearance he now had. There was no reason to let the authorities in on that little fact yet. They were bound to find out soon enough, no reason to rush it or help them discover it. He thought the cape was a nice touch; he always did rather appreciate the appearance of a cape, even if it was old fashioned.
While Magneto was waiting for Shadow to join him, he took a seat at his desk, the metal ball bearings twirling in the air above his left palm. It was kind of like when someone rubbed a worry stone or tapped their foot. It was a way fidgeting without losing his patience and still maintaining his calm. Today Magneto would have Shadow by his side instead of Mystique. It would feel a bit like missing his hand, but it was workable. Shadow was a very capable and skilled woman. He was just so used to having Mystique by his side after all these years, that it felt out of place to not have her with him on this important day. But Mystique had her own part to play today, a very special and extremely important part, one that required her to be away from her usual place at Magneto’s side.
Hells Kitchen, an aptly named place for one of the Homo sapiens’ extermination centers. For that is really what the medical clinics were. They were a place to wipe out Homo Superior by destroying their mutant genes to strip them of their abilities and reduce them to life of a Homo sapien. As if somehow that was better than straight out murder and genocide. It was time that Homo sapiens learned that the Children of the Atom would stand up to defend their own. They needed to be reminded that there was a price to be paid for trying to wipe out a whole group just because the Homo sapiens feared the future.
Even as Magneto prepared to make his first public appearance since coming back from Muir Island, things were already underway in multiple places across New York City. Even here, at the Hells Kitchen Medical Recovery Center, members of the Brotherhood of Mutants were inside working to clear out any and all mutants in the clinic. They would avoid any collateral damage among their brothers and sisters as much as possible. Though woe be to any who stood in their way, mutant or human.
Standing off to the side a little ways down from the clinic with Shadow, Magneto looked at the scene before him. The clinic was open for business, but there were not a lot of people going in. Likely due to the protesters, counter protesters, and News crews out front of the clinic. Tensions were high among the crowds on the street and the police had barricaded the street at both ends to prevent traffic from getting caught up in the demonstration. On one side was a group of mutant hating humans, trying to shout down the mutant protesters on the other side. There were people shouting and calling out about not needing a ‘Cure’ while others were calling for the imprisonment or for kicking all the mutants out of the city. There were a few signs and several protesters sporting the emblem of the Friends of Humanity. And like vultures the human media circled the event with their cameras and microphones, recording what was happening as well as some individual interviews. Magneto knew there were also some in the crowds that were just here to watch the spectacle. And he was going to give them one to remember.
There were 2 security guard looking men standing at the door of the clinic. There were probably half a dozen police at each end of the block. But there did not appear to be any police amongst the protesters or even trying to keep the 2 groups apart. It almost appeared as if the police were hoping that something would happen, helping to induce some violence to break out by not maintaining lines of separation between the 2 disparate groups. Allowed to go on too long, a conflict was sure to ensue.
Now Magneto was just waiting on word from inside the clinic that their tasks were done and the bombs had been set. Then it would be time for Shadow and him to make their move. “It is like a powder keg out there just waiting for a match to strike,” he told the woman who accompanied him on this mission today.
Posted: Jan 14 2018, 10:51 PM
Jenny yawned as she woke up. Rolling over and a little disappointed to find that Trinity had already left. It was a big day for them and she was hoping to have at least a little time with the woman. Her phone though contained a few messages, wishing that they could have been together. Jenny kept texting her back as she got ready.
She wasn't sure how she felt about accompanying the big man on this job. It would show loyalty yes, but she still wasn't sure she trusted him completely. The worries she had shared with Trinity still stood. The fact that he dived her up from both Trinity and Kohl bothered her a bit. Granted, something like this, it was better for her and Kohl to be divided. Teleporting others and their powers sometimes didn't play well together. Though who was she kidding. Kohl's powers worked just fine, her's didn't play well with HIS. But Trin could have been useful. Been defending them. It wasn't her call though, and for the moment, she would listen.
Her hair was already kept at shoulder length, in part because it was easier to deal with, but she pulled a hair band on over it, to keep it off her face. Better safe than sorry. She walked into the office with Magnus. "Ready when you are boss."
A two stop Teleport wasn't bad. The timing worked well enough and her powers didn't seem reduced by the sun. Her views of the clinics were about the same. They were abominations designed to hurt Mutant kind more than help them. Making a number of mutants 'conform' to humanities standards. She wondered if they had existed when her powers showed up if her parents would have taken her there. A small shudder with the thought.
She send a quick picture of her blowing a kiss to Trin in response to the duckface and then shut her phone down. She always did before missions. No chance of being tracked if your phone was off. No chance that the random cell signal would reveal a location. Besides it didn't work in the shadows anyway.
She gave a low whistle seeing the crowd. Almost wondering if she had made the right choice. Her 'job', as it was, required her to stay out of the limelight and to be unrecognizable. Thankfully Magnus didn't say she had to be seen. She slipped into the shadows by his side. "I'm still here." She whispered next to him.
"Shall we give them a match?" She asked as well. Her voice a whisper coming from the darkness. The ideas of how to tip things were many but tentacles appearing from nowhere and attacking the cops? That would start something for sure.
She waited for his plan and orders, a few bits of shadow squirming unnaturally as she did.
Posted: Yesterday at 10:46 am
Magneto grinned softly at Shadow disappearing into her namesake. That was okay, he was here to make a public appearance and present his message, that didn’t mean the members of the Brotherhood had to expose themselves unnecessarily. He knew there were those that maintained separate lives from their Brotherhood affiliation. That was perfectly fine. He gave the stealthy woman a nod to show he heard her. His gaze remained fixed on the scene before him, taking in the positions of the various groups and the movements of the police presence.
Magneto’s shark like grin grew. “Soon, very soon,” he replied simply. “When I receive the signal from inside that they are ready, we will begin,” he told Shadow. “And once I have delivered my message to the Homo sapiens we shall blow this place and disappear back into the shadows. There is no need for a prolonged battle today,” he reminded her, though he was sure she knew, for he had already emphasized this point in his earlier meeting with the faction as a whole.
“When the time comes, do you think you can separate those anti-cure protesters from the anti-mutant protesters?” he asked the shadow manipulator. “I would limit the collateral damage to those who might well be supporters to our cause,” he added. Magneto nodded to Shadow’s answer. “Do what you can then,” he said almost dismissively. He had expressed what he wanted and now he expected the woman to do it. The how of the matter he left entirely in her hands. If a few had to be sacrificed in order for the greater whole, Magneto was comfortable with that. It would not be first time or the last.
When Magneto finally received the signal that all was ready and the bombs were in place he grinned and gave a nod to Shadow. “It is time,” he stated to the stealthy woman. Then Magneto stepped out into the street and approached the line of police officers where they stood behind a line of metal barricades with their police vehicles parked sideways behind that.
With his cape flowing gently behind him he placed his hand out as he approached and with a flick of opening his hand and splaying his fingers, he used his powers to push the metal barricade back suddenly into the police officers to pin them against their vehicles. With his other hand he made a throwing motion and snatched up their guns to throw them several yards away.
Then as the police began to yell, though the sound was lost among the shouts of the protesters, Magneto made a pushing motion forward with both hands and then moved them a part. This caused the row of police vehicles to part and make a space between them for him to walk thru right down the middle of the street. Magneto intended to walk right into the thick of things. As he passed he gave a mental shove against the metal barricades to knock the wind out of the trapped policemen.
Posted: Today at 01:39 am
Jenny didn't publicly expose herself to anything unless there wasn't a choice. It had nothing to do with having a life outside of the Brotherhood but she was a thief and being on someones radar was always a terrible idea. So she stayed out of sight. If she had to come out of the shadows, she would, but there rarely was reason and she could pull Magneto in faster if she needed, or cloak him faster as well. More over, no one would know what was coming. If she was seen, eventually she would lose the element of surprise.
She was anxious though. Ready to get this started. The crowd wasn't exactly insignificant. She hated waiting for a signal, used to working from the inside. She wanted to start something, or at least start to mess with the cops. The shadows almost reflecting that desire as the shadows near the police grew. A small frown on her face as Magneto said that they wouldn't have a protracted battle. While she wasn't usually someone who relished have large fights, she wouldn't have minded having a larger role then just taxi service.
For his question though, she shrugged, then remember he couldn't see it. "I can try. Make a wall or tentacles or something. She whispered. Not that her voice would be any louder than that even if she shouted. It would be an interesting use of her powers that was sure. Wondering almost if she could blind the crowd. "Does that mean that 'collateral damage' to those who don't support us is accetable?" She asked, smirking a bit in her shadows. Even if it wasn't, the 'accidental' death of one or two of them...well, things happened when there were large crowds on the edge of rioting.
Watching the man work was kind of awe-inspiring. The smirk deepend. As the cars moved out the way, the shadows enlongated and started to move around. Swirling along the crowd. Thick tentacles of them shooting into the sides. There was plenty of shadow at least for her to work with. Waiting for her signal to sepearate the sides. Watching as the Master of Magnetism walked into the middle of the street.
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