(2014-08-10) When In Themyscira...
When In Themyscira…
Summary: After waking up from her first night at the Themysciran Embassy, Caitlin runs into a familiar face.
Date: 2014-08-10
Related: http://ageofheroesmux.wikidot.com/log:2014-08-09-a-mole-extracted; http://ageofheroesmux.wikidot.com/log:2014-08-09-a-mole-acclimates
NPCs: None
Scene Runner: N/A
Social/Plot: Social

It's Sunday afternoon, almost 24 hours since the incident that placed Caitlin into the hands of Power Woman and the Justice League. Upon arrival on Saturday night, she graciously met and thanked her guests, put what little clothes she had away, and tried to sleep. She finally got a few hours and woke up, trying to figure out what she'd do for the time being. She smiles, thinking about calling Kara, but decides not to, not wanting to appear weak and eager. So she makes her way into the Embassy proper and looks to see if there's anything that needs to be done, in order to earn her keep.

Jean Grey is, currently, working on some paperwork. And having heard about the unexpected guest, decided to wait for Caitlin to be up and about anyway. She smiles, having sensed the girl coming easily enough with her talents, and glances up towards Caitlin, "Oh, you're awake. How are you feeling?"

Caitlin Fairchild tilts her head as she's addressed, looking to the voice and wondering why the younger woman looks familiar. "I am, thank you." She looks around. "Is there anything I can do to help around? Lift up the sofas so staff can vacuum? Anything?" She shrugs, looking around. "I know it's a quiet Sunday but I don't wish to appear ungrateful by lounging around like a lump." She stops and looks closer at the woman. "Do I know you?"

Jean Grey grins, dressed in the standard toga of the embassy, she probably looks more like an Amazon than a former classmate, "Well, Caitlin, we were in classes together, but I'm not sure if you'd remember me all that much. I tended to have more specialized studies with Emma and the Professor." Her lips quirk a bit in a genuine smile, and she offers her hand, "Jean Grey." Who looks a lot different in an Embassy toga than in the standard school outfit, for certain.

Caitlin Fairchild blinks slowly and shakes the offered hand emphatically. "Jeannie!!" She smiles. "Damn, it's good to see you." She sighs, looking around, wearing the yellow sundress that JARVIS had made for her the night before. "I.. I was gonna try wearing one of those.." She points to the toga..".. but I couldn't figure out how to do it and not show off anything *too* much." She shrugs. "I promise to get the hang of it." She looks around. "So is there anything that I can do around here?"

Jean Grey laughs, "It does take a bit of practice. Diana showed me the basics of it, but, well…" She grins and hugs Caitlin, then smiles, "I didn't hear much beyond the fact that the Justice League brought you here, so I wanted to make sure you saw a familiar face when you woke up." A laugh, "Even if it took you a second since I've gone native."

Caitlin Fairchild nods. "It's also been a couple of years. I've been in deep cover with Rebirth since I graduated from Princeton." She runs a hand through her hair. "How's Charles been?" For Caitlin, he's never been "The Professor" It's always been "Uncle Charles". "Kara told me he was in Genosha, dealing with the mess there."

Jean Grey nods, "Yes, he's helping straighten some things out there, since that's where he's needed most right now. I'm not sure when he was planning on coming back, but Emma's been running things with an iron fist in his absence, as far as I can tell." She grins wryly at that.

Caitlin Fairchild nods and finds a seat, sitting. "Yeah… I spoke to her last night. Let's just say that the thought of staying here for a bit was more appealing than the thought of going back to Xavier's." The discussion with Emma fresh on her mind and easily picked up by Jean. "Thank you, by the way… for thinking about me."

Jean Grey sits down next to Caitlin, "Of course. And you can stay here as long as you feel the need. It's one of the reasons the Embassy was established, after all." She tilts her head, "So… did you want to talk about what happened, or?" Granted, she /could/ find out easily enough, but that's just rude.

Caitlin Fairchild shakes her head. "I'm just here in an emergency. I'll need to get an assumed identity before I can get a new apartment that's safe." When it comes down to what happened, she nods. "Basically, the government is trying to start up a new Super Soldier program. Instead of using chemicals, like they did with Captain America, they're cheating and using meta kids. Trying to extract powers, trying to put them in other kids, see what happens.." She sighs, looking down. "Many didn't make it. Charles found out and placed me in there to get information. I couldn't get a signal in, only out. I had no idea he was out of the country this long." She swallows and tries to calm herself. "Well, I was ordered to accompany an extraction. I tried to stop it. Thankfully Power Woman was there to help. The squad left and I was left behind. I'm sure they're erasing any knowledge of my existence, along with looking for ways to keep me quiet, possibly on a permanent basis."

Jean Grey frowns, "Sounds like something out of a bad Clancy novel, but I'm glad you made it out okay." She shakes her head, "They don't know about the location of the school or anything, do they? The kids there aren't in any danger?" She looks decidedly worried, and makes a mental note to talk to Diana about this ASAP.

Caitlin Fairchild shakes her head. "No. They have no idea that Xavier's is a school for metas. They're more focused on picking kids off the streets. Quick and easy snatch and grabs." She says. "Charles and I ensured that the school is under their radar."

Jean Grey looks a bit relieved, "Good. Then the next order of business is taking out these so-called "Rescue" individuals and liberating the kids." She sounds rather stern about that, "I've heard some of the Genoshans describe what their country was like before, and I definitely don't want that to happen here."

Caitlin Fairchild nods. "I do believe that that's what Kara wants to do.. and Emma as well. Some of the kids that were taken happen to be Xavier's students, during the recent break.." She says sadly. "Also, they're doing this for a reason. They have proof of an impending alien invasion. That's their justification for doing this."

Jean Grey frowns, "Well, that's decidedly different, but still it's not a justification for what they are doing." She shakes her head, looking decidedly pained, "We're not going to have to get Will Smith to save us all, are we? Because he's not a member of the League."

Caitlin Fairchild shakes her head. "He's still trying to save Bel Air. Unfortunately I don't have any knowledge about the aliens. Right now, all I care about is the kids." She nods, thinking. "So.. what do you think of Power Woman?"

Jean Grey hmms, "Well, she's pretty great, really. I mean, I've done a few things with her in the field, since I'm in the Justice League as well." She then puts her fingers over her eyes in the shape of a mask, "Marvel Girl, at your service."

Caitlin Fairchild smiles and nods. "Kara did mention that Marvel Girl went to Xavier's. I wasn't looking to out identities." She smiles and nods. "She is great. I mean, you all are, but.." She blushes slightly. "So.. What do you do around here? Meet dignitaries?" It's obvious to even non-telepaths that Caitlin may have more than a passing fondness for the blonde. She tries to keep this discreet, however.

Jean Grey blinks a little, apparently picking up on that, "Well, I guess I could use a bit more specifics… but as far as outing me goes, I figured most of the school knew what I was up to already, so it isn't a big secret there. Here, I actually work as Diana's personal assistant." She smiles, "But I know a little bit about Power Woman, if you wanted to know some more?" Okay, she's getting a little impish here, but not terribly so.

Caitlin Fairchild nods. "Well, I think it stems from being so deep in cover, that I respect when people want to remain private." She nods, listening. "Oh wow, you work for her. I haven't met her yet. I'd like to thank her for the hospitality." At the mention of Kara, she blushes. "Well, ok. Do you know what she's like? I mean, besides beating people up and looking great doing it." She says, a bit of hero worship in her voice but possibly more.

Jean Grey grins a bit wider, "Well, I know a little bit about her. But I haven't socialized with her too much. She has even told me her other identity yet, I just know her as Kara or Power Woman." She hmmms, trying to think of something that would be useful.

Caitlin Fairchild nods. "Same here, and again, I don't want to know something that I'm not supposed to, including identities." She smiles and nods.

Jean Grey grins, "Well, I know… and she's very protective, of those that she cares about. She cares, a lot."

Caitlin Fairchild nods. "I.. noticed. We seemed to bond quickly last night. We have a lot in common… besides measurements." She smirks mischievously.

Jean Grey snickers, "Well, that's good then. And as far as I know, she's not… well, involved, with anyone." It doesn't exactly take a telepath to see the direction of Caitlin's thoughts, and then she shrugs a bit, "Of course, my boyfriend is off in deep space… hopefully, if there is an alien invasion, he'll be back in time to help, because we'll need it."

Caitlin Fairchild sits up and nods. "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't even ask if you were involved…" She tries to move the conversation away from Kara now. "Wow, deep space. Perhaps he may know where all this information is coming from."

Jean Grey hrms, "Well, he's been out there for a while now, so I'm not entirely sure… he's even beyond our link, so I can't hear his thoughts." She masks the worry pretty well, but then smiles over at Caitlin, "Familiar with Green Lantern?"

Caitlin Fairchild shakes her head. "No… I didn't even know about the Justice League until last night. I've been in deep cover with no contact for the last two years." She smiles and reaches over, giving Jean's hand a reassuring pat. "I'm sure he's fine." She says. "Unfortunately humans haven't developed long-range communication yet."

Jean Grey grins wryly, "Oh, I can keep in touch with him through the link for a pretty good distance… but light years are something else entirely." She shrugs, "I'm sure he's fine, it's just been a while."

Caitlin Fairchild nods, pulling her hand back. "Seems like we all have someone on our minds today." She smiles and stands. "Thanks for being so helpful, Jean. I'm going to do some research on apartments. If you need anything, you know where I'm staying?" She chuckles. "I'll even practice putting on the toga. Thanks again."

Jean Grey smiles, "Not a problem Caitlin, if there's anything more we can help with, let us know. And we'll be working on putting a stop to these Rescue people as well." She chuckles a bit at the toga comment, "Not as hard as it looks, honest."

Caitlin Fairchild smiles and waves, heading back to her room.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License