Kentucky Bound



Kentucky Bound (#TiD-69) unknown


SCENE SET »  It was a beautiful fall day out side, the wind rustled through the treetops ever so gently, painted leaves fell cascading in the distance across the institute's expansive lawns, the Professor could see all of this from where he sat, stirring his tea. The professor had asked Wadsworth to reach out two two staff members, Wadsworth in turn had turned the task over to Evette, one of the institutes domestics. With the add of Professor Plum, word reached the ears of both Dr. McCoy and Piotr Rasputin that the Professor had requested their presence this morning following breakfast and the commencement of classes.


Beast » Hank was in a particularly good mood when he received the Professor's request. He'd actually just finished breakfast himself, so he tidied up and began getting himself ready for the day. He knew that most people saw him as quiet, perhaps boring, and more than a little too serious most of the time, but he just couldn't keep the smile off his face this morning. The fact that his wide smile tended to reveal teeth just a bit too long and too sharp for most people's comfort was, he knew, the only thing salvaging his reputation as a stern scientist.

He couldn't help it, though. Yesterday had started off so annoyingly. He'd returned to his rooms after spending the entire night in the lab only to find that someone had entered his space and left a note on his pillow. The sense of violation that sparked wasn't made better by then having to traipse all over creation following the cat burglar who had left the note while the man did errands. But...the day had certainly taken a turn for the better soon after that.

Hank spent a few minutes reflecting on his dinner with Kirby, and the dancing they'd done afterwards as he walked down the hall toward the Professor's study. He was reluctant to tell Kirby, but it was really the first genuine date Hank had ever had. He wasn't exactly sure why he was reluctant, but it was a bit embarrassing to be Hank's age and not have any dating experience.

But that particular deficit had now been addressed, and addressed quite well in Hank's opinion. He was fairly certain that Kirby wouldn't have minded Hank wanting to take their date a bit longer and farther than they had, but Hank was determined to treat Kirby the way he believed the man deserved to be treated, with respect.

He knocked lightly, knowing that Charles would have already sensed his presence, and entered the room. The man seated there with a cup of tea had been Hanks mentor and friend for several years at this point. Hank had considered sharing his news, and his insecurities and concerns, with the man, but had decided to wait just a little longer to see how things progressed. Besides, having been friends for as long as they had, Hank was sure Charles would just ask him anything if it was pertinent. Until then, Hank wanted to see where things went naturally.

"Professor," Hank was uncomfortable calling the man 'Charles' when they were meeting in an official capacity. True, they both had similar degrees, were both technically professors, and had known each other for quite some time, but it still just felt odd. Perhaps one day he wouldn't feel that constraint, but that was not today. "You're looking well. I understand you wanted to see me. How may I be of service?"

Post » [0954]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning


Cheshire » Perhaps he wasn't "actually" invited, but Kirby was never one to let that stop him. He'd faced many a locked door, window, and even a set of trousers once that said 'no no noooooo no', but where would he be as a cat burgler if he'd ever let such things prohibit his inclinations. For one thing, he might lack a criminal record, and for a second, he might have evidenced some for of inhibition; Kirby was laying on the bannister at the top of the foyer which overlooked the general entryway to the mansion AND the entryway to the professor's office.

Kirby saw Hank.

Kirby slide down the bannister which ran along closest to the professor's office and vaulted off the bottom so as to catch the edge of the overhanging mezzonine, he sway too, then fro so as to gain a little more momentum before propelling himself forth so that he could catch the top of the office door jam. From there he proceeded swing into the office in a manner one might have expected from the Beast himself -- it just took a lot more effort for Kirby to execute such maneovers and this was the maximum of his athletic ability. An olympic level gymnast, he bound into the office and then up and over the the wingback chair Hank was sitting in; Then and only then did he become visible as his legs slide around the back of Hank's neck with his feet attempting to lock themselves under his massive arms so as to situate himself on the Beast's shoulders.

If successful in this endeavor, Kirby planned to wrap his palms around the top of Hank's forehead and then bend over to smile at him. He would then look up at the professor, feigning the pretense of invitation. Kirby had come, partly to be with Hank, but largely out of curiosity. If it didnt' interest him, he'd just nap on the finely leathered couch within the office - that of course was assuming that no one put this cat out for the 'morning'.

Post » [0955]

Where » Xavier Institute

Weather » GOOD - Clear

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning

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Colossus » Piotr made his way to Xavier's office. He'd was grateful he'd managed to get Ulysses here in time. He'd thought of visiting him but he didn't want to disturb him. He was probably sleeping. He thought of visiting him after the meeting perhaps or later if it took awhile. He paused seeing Hank and Cheshire at the door and they certainly did look cozy. He envied them and wished them the best. While he did have a crush on Ulysses he wasn't going to act on it. The guy needed to heal and chances are he might not be single or at least not like him that way. He forced a smile to his face trying to dimiss those happy thoughts as he approached them.

"Hello Dr. Mc Coy, Kirby. Professor Xavier. What's this meeting about? It was kind of vague." said Piotr.

He wouldn't make a big deal out of Hank and Kirby being together. They would say something if they did. He was just happy for them.

Post » [0957]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning


Professor X » The Professor's eyes glanced up at Kirby with a tempering expression. He was, the Professor, a man of almost super preternatural patience, Kirby seemed to have taken it as his personal task to test said limits. Charles then looked at McCoy, his expression easing some, and then to Piotr whom he gave a welcoming nod too. "Good morning gentleman, Kirby. Thank you for coming at my request." The professors words carried a certain sense of having been thoughtfully considered, as they often did. Turning back to look outside the window at the east lawns, Charles continued, "Recently, Cerebro, the device which augments my abilities to detect mutants telepathically registered what I believe to be another neo, that is to say, we have another possible new mutant manifesting. And while the news excites me, as it continues to support Moira's thesis that we are in an evolutionary upswing, I am concerned for the possible wellbeing of this new neo given where the region they have been detected in."

The professor paused again, there was a certain unseen weight, one of concern and worry for the possible neo that could be seen almost visibly pressing down on the man before them. "In fact, I have grave concerns for his wellbeing, given that they are manifesting deep in the bowels of Trump territories. Kentucky. The Ozarks. Coal mining territory... I don't think they'll likely to look at one of us all too fondly... I'm thinking perhaps a scholarship might be in order. Do you feel you can handle his assignment gentlemen?"

Post » [0958]

Where » Xavier Institute

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Beast » Hank smelled Kirby a few moments before he felt the man's weight settle on his shoulders. That would have sounded offensive to a baseline human, but with Hank's enhanced senses, it was just a simple fact. At first, he'd just assumed it was because he was wearing the same jacket he'd worn last night for their date. The younger man's scent clung to the thick fabric, filling Hank with an unusually warm feeling. But the stronger scent he detected had Hank's nostrils flaring just as Kirby became visible and settled himself. A moment later the man's face swung into view upside down, grinning at Hank like the fabled cat he was named for.

He tried to sigh in frustration, but it came out sounding far too happy. He also suspected that the strange feeling on his face was wide smile. He tamped that down as best he could. He wasn't ashamed. He wasn't embarrassed to have been on a date with Kirby. In fact, he was doing his best to keep from beating his chest and yelling it out to the whole school. He settled for reaching up, grabbing Kirby around the waist, lifting him into the air, and settling him on the arm of the chair. That was about as far as he was prepared to let Kirby wander at the moment. "Behave," he murmured.

He met Piotr's amused look. It only made his own expression grow brighter. He chose to let his hand on Kirby's thigh do his talking for him. He returned his attention to the Professor as he began to speak.

"I believe we can handle it, sir," Hank nodded. "We've done extractions before. And most families are more than happy to accept this unexpected largess. If we go in a little strong, it tends to distract them from the whole idea of mutants. I'm concerned about the area, too, but hopefully we'll be in and out before anything can happen. They can't hurt Piotr, and I doubt they can catch me, so we should be fine." Hank thought for a moment, "Pete's accent might be a problem for some there, too. We'll take extra precautions."

Post » [0959]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning


Professor X » "I believe you to are correct Hank, if this goes according to how I'm lead to believe, this will be the first of several new students, seven to be exact. Ms. Pryde will no longer make up our school's entire student body." The professor replied as he watched Hank deal with his life's latest unexpected turn and attempted to hide his amuse at said turn. The professor was likewise aware of the autumn blush which had begun to bloom with in Piotr's own heart.

"Good. I'm glad that we are of like minds on this. Kirby will of course not be attending, I've other matters which I need his assistance with." The Professor stated, pausing only a moment two allow the pair to share a sigh regarding that particular mission detail. "This should be a very routine assignment. Go in, met with the family, return with the new student. His name, details regarding his life, and what other details could be procured are being prepared for you as we speak by Mrs. Black, Scarlet and the Professor are assisting the coronel with readying the Blackbird as we speak." It always amused the professor to refer to Plum, the other professor within the school as the Professor, doing so always seemed to cause his students a moments notice to square the phrasing.

Given his life, and it's circumstances, the professor got his jollies where he could, which were often far and few between.

"Now go, and my god's graces be with you; Kirby please stay with me, I've other matters which I wish your unique assistance with." The professor said as he dismissed two of his brightests students.

Post » [0961]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning


Cheshire » He met Piotr's amused look. It only made his own expression grow brighter. He chose to let his hand on Kirby's thigh do his talking for him. He returned his attention to the Professor as he began to speak.

"I believe we can handle it, sir," Hank nodded. "We've done extractions before. And most families are more than happy to accept this unexpected largess. If we go in a little strong, it tends to distract them from the whole idea of mutants. I'm concerned about the area, too, but hopefully we'll be in and out before anything can happen. They can't hurt Piotr, and I doubt they can catch me, so we should be fine." Hank thought for a moment, "Pete's accent might be a problem for some there, too. We'll take extra precautions."



Welcoming Piotr, the Professor had turned his attention to those gathered; Cheshire turned to look at Colossus as he joined them. The Russain was tall, he smiled at him in a way that suggested more then a passing familiarity with the Russain, "Well - if it isn't the russain Russain side of beef," Cheshire immediate turned his attention back to Hank, placing his hands on that of the Beast's hand which was resting on his thigh now; Hand had effortless moved him from his shoulders to the chair's arm where Hank was sitting." D your pretty little massive noggin, I prefer grade-a american cuts of grass fed american educated beef." His eyes moved a little lower down Hank's form, settling on his lap as he continued "nice chops by the way."

Cheshire had no sooner said that then the Professor's disapproval could be felt throughout the room.

Killjoy.

Undanted. Ish. Cheshire whispered in to Hank's ear in a way which kind of address the rest of the room so as to say he would not be deterred his hearts current affection, "Ewh. He didn't actually telepath me anything, but i know that look, thats the same one he gave snikt-boy when he said something about making him into a 6 year old girl and pigtails... I dont' think he'd actually do it though so i'm not worried. - Wolvies hair has been looking much more neatly groomed though since then." he smiled as he rolled off the arm of Hank's chair and onto the side of the Professor's large desk.

Post » [0962]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning

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Colossus » Piotr paused for a moment.

"Maybe it would be better to send one of the others like Logan or Scott. I don't want to risk jeopardizing the safety of the boy or his family." said Piotr.

Piotr knew they had to act quickly though.

"If there is no other choice then I suppose we should arrive at night fall. Hopefully most of the town will be asleep by then and we can get in and out quickly. Or at least fewer people to bother us if we have to make a run for it." said Piotr.

Piotr turned to Kirby.

"Could you keep an eye on my new friend Ulysses while we're gone? I worry those men might come after him again. I don't know why they were after him in the first place. But he is under our protection now and I won't let anyone hurt him again." said Piotr.

He raised an eyebrow at Cheshire.

"Flattery will get you nowhere with me. You two make a good couple. I am a bit jealous though. I want that for myself." said Piotr.

Even now he imagined being with someone. Perhaps even Ulysses but he dismissed the thought. Surely he wouldn't want anything to do with him after this. At most he'd be grateful Piotr helped save his life. Once the danger was over, he'd likely never see Ulysses again. He then turned to Hank and smiled.

"I suppose we should begin making preparations for the trip. Getting food and supplies. Making sure the medical kit is up to date. Just in case." said Piotr.

Post » [0963]

Where » Xavier Institute

When » 2016-09-03

Phase » Morning



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