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Discussion in 'Pandora Town' started by Karolina Dean, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. January 2, Year 7
    Tag: @Michelle 'MJ' Jones @Sara Lance


    One second, Karolina Dean had been sitting on a swivel chair, chewing on a pen and trying not to think too hard about all of the people in her life that she had lost, and the next...the next she was somewhere else completely.

    Well. There had been the freaky black vine things in between, but they were already gone, so no sense in worrying too much about them now, right? Better to focus on the present, and maybe figuring out one: where they came from, and two: where they'd taken her.

    Looking around, it was a tough choice between turning off the glow or leaving it on. She was somewhere unfamiliar...though not totally foreign. Actually, it looked a lot like some of the spaceships she had been on back when she had been engaged to Xavin, before everything had gone wrong. Another person she'd lost. If it was a spaceship, well, that could explain the cords...though it wasn't a system of transport she'd seen before. It certainly wasn't Majesdian...though that shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise, considering there were only a handful of them left...and unless it was something new, it wasn't a Slrull ship either.

    So did she want to opt for stealth, or be better prepared for a fight?

    Slipping her headphones down to rest around her neck, Karolina landed lightly on the cool metal floor of the ship, turning in a slow circle...pausing when she noticed another girl. One she hadn't spotted a second ago...though that could have just been due to her distraction at the whole...new surroundings thing. Blinking a few times, she raised a radiant, glowing hand in a half wave. "Uh, hey!" No sense in being rude, right?

     


  2. All in all, this was about the last place Michelle expected to wind up when she'd gotten out of bed that morning. Barring any Avengers-related emergencies that shut New York down, her school day normally...well, went as smooth as possible. Considering she had very few friends and therefore very few chances to get herself into trouble, that was no surprise. Drama -- or at least the usual high school kind -- was something she had learned how to avoid early on using that fact, and it was just the way she liked it. Everyone left her alone and she left everyone else alone. For the most part, anyways.

    Generally, being sucked into a swirling black portal with vines and waking up on what appeared to be a spaceship would faze someone, but Michelle just cautiously set her book down onto the ground and took in her surroundings before freaking out. High ceiling, solid-metal seats and control consoles... Ignoring the fact that she had a Chemistry test after lunch she was more than likely going to miss, it didn't seem all too bad so far. Just the fact that nobody had held her at gunpoint or taken her hostage as an alien prisoner encouraged her.

    Kindnesses from the universe came in all shapes and sizes.

    Letting out a deep breath, she got to her feet -- and that's when she noticed she wasn't as entirely as alone as she'd thought she was. Michelle froze as she took in the strange girl (or at least she thought it was a girl) and the glow that emanated from her skin. Normally, teenagers didn't glow, but then again, she lived in a world where she could turn on the news at any given point and see a literal superhero, so she wasn't exactly judging.

    "O-kay, this is happening," she said slowly. Putting aside the natural teenage urge to lay down where she was and wait for everything to go back to normal, she embraced her natural curiosity instead and tilted her head as she examined her. Quotas for the weird and unusual were certainly being filled today. Really though, she wasn't sure how she could expect anything less with her world -- it was just that usually, she wasn't a part of it. She was more the type to watch the news in quiet awe and sometimes quiet horror as the Avengers and other heroes battled it out with enemies. That she herself was part of some weird-ass situation was...unexpected to say the least.

    "Uh, hi," she returned with a small wave, deciding to ignore the absurdity of everything at the moment in favor of figuring out where they were. Voicing any confusion seemed a bit redundant as it was. Working out the possibilities as rapidly as she could in her head, Michelle carefully and slowly turned in a circle to really take in her surroundings. X-ray vision would be...certainly helpful at the moment, she had to admit, if she wanted to know what was behind that door without actually poking her easily-killable nose through it. "You don't happen to know where we are, do you?" Zero ideas were on her end for once.

     
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  3. Sara Lance

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    Given how much weirder her life had become since arriving in Pandora (and previously, Sara hadn't thought it was possible for her life to get any weirder), maybe finding two strangers aboard her ship shouldn't have shocked her all that much. Picking up stowaways was kind of what they did, at this point -- yet even still, opening the door leading to the bridge and finding two teenage girls staring back at her gave her pause.

    Especially since one of them was glowing.

    She frowned at them, consciously trying to ease the immediate tension out of her stance. It was still second nature to perceive strangers where she didn't expect to find them as a threat, and to react to that threat, but these were only teenage girls. Sure, at least one of them probably had superpowers (possibly both, for all she knew, even though the other wasn't glowing), but they didn't exactly look like they were trying to sneak around.

    ...If anything, they looked more confused than dangerous, at the moment. That, in addition to the question Sara had heard the tail end of, made her suspect that this was a little more than just a 'kids poking their noses where they shouldn't' scenario.

    "I can answer that," she provided after a moment. "You're on my ship. Which is normally a pretty tricky place to sneak onto without my AI taking notice, so..."

    Sara paused deliberately, arms folded. "Let me guess. Either you two've got a real talent for stealth, or you just kind of showed up here with no apparent explanation." The latter option could've been mistaken for sarcasm, except there was a very real possibility that it was exactly what had happened.



     
  4. As the other girl spoke, Karolina offered a small smile, almost apologetic in tone, despite the fact that she'd had nothing to do with their new circumstances. Between the fact that they'd, apparently, both been dumped somewhere unexpected, and that somewhere seeming to be a spaceship of some sort... Certainly stranger things had happened to her, but she wasn't so sure about the other girl. Despite how calm she appeared, Karolina could only assume that this was new for her, too. Especially when she asked if Karolina knew where they were. Fortunately, she could say that this wasn't a Skrull ship...but unfortunately, that was about all she could say for certain. Getting her bearings might have been easier if she'd been able to see a way outside, if she could get a bird's eye view of their surroundings, but so far, no such luck. However, before she had a chance to tell the other girl that, the sound of a door opening caught her attention.

    "I -- " Just in time to save her from an awkward revelation...but the woman on the other side of the door looked...less than thrilled to see them. Karolina took in her tense stance, one she'd seen all too many times before, and acted on instinct, her training with Xavin still ever present. Lights of every color swirled in the air before them as she formed a barrier between the woman and the girl, shielding them both in case things weren't as calm as they had initially seemed. Maybe not the most measured response...but better safe than sorry, right?

    Now, she just needed to... Oh. Pursing her lips, Karolina lifted off the ground to get a better look at the woman who'd come in, scrutinizing her, watching the way she seemed to force herself to relax. Quietly clearing her throat, Karolina shifted awkwardly, despite being in mid-air as the woman spoke, before cautiously dropping the shield. Really, she wasn't much more comfortable than she'd been a minute ago, but if nothing else, she didn't want to be the cause of an escalating situation. She'd had enough violence and conflict already to last her several lifetimes, thanks. This, she hoped, could be resolved peacefully. "Um," she started, brows furrowing at the question the woman posed. "Very stealthy, yeah," she noted, looking down at herself, glow and all, pointedly.

    "We just showed up here, yeah..." she answered, pausing before tacking on, "or at least I did." Xenophobia (in the literal, alien sense) being the issue it was, Karolina landed lightly on the cool metal floor, turning off the glow; if they were going to have a conversation, she could at least look human for it. "Your ship," she repeated, glancing around before looking back to the blonde. "Zero chance you're about to take us to Skrullos, or some Majesdanian prison, I hope?"
     
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