December 9th, 2013
Time Honored Tradition - Rate The Babe @ 07:52 pm
The annual tradition of Rate the Babe was usually held at the Avengers mansion, but this year it would be held at Excalibur's headquarters in London. Quinn was more than happy to play host and set up refreshments. There was of course plenty of beer and it was accompanied by pub food.
Quinn was already on his fourth beer when the guys started arriving.
December 3rd, 2013
The Ten Cent Tour @ 09:34 pm
"Okay," Toni said, walking a little bit backwards. "So you saw the living quarters already, and saw the kitchen. Entertainment room's over here..."
She pointed to a positively huge TV. "Satellite picks up pretty much any network you could want on this planet, and a few from off. There's a Kymellian soap opera I'm recording right now. Don't understand a single word of it, but I think the point gets across. They're pretty emotive for horse people."
She kept walking. "So where'd you say you were from again?"
December 2nd, 2013
Regrouping @ 07:36 pm
Kal flew the ship to the rendezvous point to meet up with the other team. The affects of the time distortion were quite evident on the faces and in the hair of the members of her team. They all had more wrinkles and gray in their hair. Some were a little worse than others.
She brought the ship down on the small planet and they waited for the others.
Capturing the Pawns @ 07:21 pm
Their first few targets had been acquired, but there were still a few more pawns that they needed to capture. Teams were sent out to capture the remaining pawns.
November 29th, 2013
Time Honored Tradition - Rate The Hunk @ 06:24 pm
Anya had spent Thanksgiving with her team and with her family. Early dinner in Boston and then dinner with the family in New York in the evening. It was great having two Thanksgiving Day dinners. The best part of the holiday after the food was the day after Thanksgiving. It wasn't for the shopping or the deals, but for the time honored tradition of rating the male members of the superhero community.
Anya had the rec room of the Avengers mansion all prepared. Pizza, snacks, drinks of the soft kind and other various items for eating and drinking were laid out. Electronics were all prepared for the event. All that was left was for the guests to arrive.
(no subject) @ 02:54 pm
The place: Starbucks. The time: 4:00 p.m.
It had taken some pestering, but finally, Lexie had dragged Fred out of the mansion and gone into town with her for a little /ahem/ bird watching. It was just in time for High School to be out and she was sipping herocha latte and making little hash marks on a napkin.
"Alright....2 o'clock. Dark hair, rock-a-billy heels. Yes or no?"
November 27th, 2013
Winter Wonderland! (Meme) @ 10:15 am
Etoile woke up curled next to Lyta. They both spent the night doing girly talking and watching crazy movies until the wee hours of the morning. She moves out of the bed as quietly as she could, stretching for a bit and moves to the window. To her amazement, the entire school grounds were covered in snow!
"Holy crap, Lyta....Lyta!" Etoile calls out to her, she suddenly felt the urge to go outside and play in the snow.
November 26th, 2013
Out for the Night @ 09:19 pm
Rita had needed to get out on the town for the night. To do something besides work, research, and fight the occasional monster as she and the others are wont to do. She really would rather do something interesting.
Different. It helps she and Tyler are still working on their.... thing. Calling it a thing seems rather callus but what else can she call it? She will figure out what she feels comfortable calling it soon enough. She isn't worried.
She did call him to ask him if he wanted to do something. She had no idea what and planned to let him decide what they can get up to. She just wants to get out on the town with him.
November 23rd, 2013
Backdated to October. @ 10:31 pm
They have a lot of investigations on their plate, and Swallows games against the Giants are among the times one could actually catch them on television. But there's nothing Amiko can do about any of their pending investigations right now, despite how much she's worked, and television is only a last resort in terms of watching baseball like a civilized person. Especially since it's the Swallows' last shot at the playoffs. Her boyfriend doesn't like baseball, so Amiko is in the stands with the world's second-greatest samurai.
"I wish it were a home game," she grumbles just slightly. "Feels more right. Anyway, what else needs explaining? I covered scoring, the positions, the difference in the two leagues..." The Central League's forbidding of designated hitters being obviously better, in Amiko's extremely biased opinion.
November 22nd, 2013
The Camping Trip @ 07:00 pm
Argo had called up, somewhat thrilled about going on another trip. Then again, anything seemed to excite Argo or make him wish to adventure these days! Dolemeck was a bit hesitant to go, as EVERY adventure he went on with Argo led to some misadventure or chaos breaking out. But this one sounded... normal. They would rent some horses and go to Montana for a camping trip. No monsters, no crazy ex-girlfriends, no strippers... just camping with the guys. It sounded so normal, Dolemeck had to pinch himself to see if he was having a dream.
Being as this was so normal, Dolemeck did not tell Tyler. Besides, he was a grown man and did not need to tell him everything anymore, right? He left a note on the fridge that he would be gone for a few days, and that he left Tyler a few cooked meals as an act of kindness (and because eating out was expensive). Dolemeck even managed to get time off of work as a barista and model to be able to go on this little adventure, so there was not a single loose end.
Upon his arrival in Montana, Dolemeck waited for Argo's plane to arrive. After-all, he knew where they were going!
Grog and Grogg. (Or How to Do Kaiju Car Bombs) (meme) @ 10:58 am
Escaping from the debriefing by the skin of her teeth, Frances stepped out into the lovely (crowded) streets of Tokyo. Really, what about her said 'send this to one day-long departmental meetings as team rep'? Whatever, she was free with the address for a bar in her pocket. One of the assistants she had managed to charm and coax had recommended it as a place to get a drink and see just about everything the city offered, no one batted an eye over odd outfits or lifestyles. Sounded more promising than the Hello Kitty hotel rooms.
Getting lost, getting unlost and a few turns later, she found the place (lots of neon, very promising) and headed in. Time to get her drink on!
November 21st, 2013
Drunken Confessions- meme @ 10:04 pm
Casey was out drinking with Flynn. They were both at his pub enjoying some free drinks. Casey was dropping shots of whiskey pretty fast getting ready to talk to some cute American girls on the other side of the pub.
New Recruit - Open to Avengers @ 09:08 pm
Recently, Akilah has taken up residence with the Avengers. After the team split, she took the opportunity to request her addition to their roster. It seemed like the most advantageous thing for her to do in her fight against evil. The Avengers were great allies to have, and it was an honor to become a member.
After being assigned her room, she explored until finding the library.
SHIELD Thanksgiving (meme) @ 09:46 am
Unsurprisingly, SHIELD had plenty of people who stress-baked, used cooking as an outlet, or just like tinkering with food (in and outside the Biolab). This widespread trend in culinary skills made Thanksgiving more of a gastric marathon than a hearty meal and emails would go around jokingly about fasting on Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare, or rooms commandeered and stuffed with pillows and blankets for the post-eating/drinking food comas.
The buffet tables were daunting to say the least, groaning boards living up to their name, and by the time you went up for seconds, the spread was different. After a tragic mix up between the hot mustard and nacho cheese, all the dishes were clearly marked with what was in them, and even some suggestions for pairing written in pencil by previous grazers. Val went for the mulled wine first, for liquid courage.
Irrational Fears with Rational Roots (meme response) @ 08:53 am
"Mommy!" The little boy runs over to Lil, latching onto her, red-eyed and shaking. Jordan is in tow with Madison, coming up close behind. "I'm sorry! Please don't be mad! I just wanted to look at--"
"Shhhhh..." She puts her arms around him, fingers in his hair. "Yelling later. I'm just glad you're okay."
It was a holiday story that got trotted out now and then. Mason stopping to look at a chemistry kit when the family was hitting the mall for Boxing Day shopping. After that, he'd ended up split off from the family by the torrents of crowds. It had been two hours before security was able to reunite Mason with his mother.
So, even as he feels ashamed of it, he's more than a little
anxious, keeping his back to a wall while he tries to get his bearings. He'd been in New Orleans as part of his degree work, attending a lecture by a leading mettalurgist. Afterwards, he'd lost his cellphone, and his notion of where in the city he was. The crowds of holiday visitors, plus the lunch rush doesn't help matters either. He keeps his palms to the wall behind him, breathing heavily, and not noticing as the surface starts to turn to glass.
November 20th, 2013
Not Who It Looks Like! (meme response) @ 10:15 pm
Guardian was out on patrol, working his favorite route. It sent him past four corner stores that got frequently held up, his favorite kebab vendor, and a little patisserie that made simply amazing caramel-covered marshmallows.
November 19th, 2013
Web Swingin' @ 04:46 pm
Peter wasn't exactly your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman, but he was close enough? SHIELD sometimes sent him out on missions within different cities to clean up some street-level crimes. It was essentially like taking a day off, despite the fact that he wasn't off the clock. What was even more relaxing, was the fact that there didn't seem to be any crime afoot today. But, for the sake of "work", Peter kept his eye out while he kept swinging from building to building.
November 18th, 2013
Meme: Josh and Ben Chase @ 12:10 am
It was supposed to be discreet. The government had gone to great lengths to have the prototype technology transferred to a local scientist for study, even keeping SHIELD out of the loop for the purposes of secrecy. It should have worked. The vehicle was nondescript and the accompanying vehicles were subtle in their position of guarding the important vehicle. By all rights it should have worked..but this was far from an ordinary world. Hover-vehicles of unknown design seemed to appear out of nowhere, actually using an advanced form of cloaking technology, and blocked the disguised convoy in front and back. Men in the blue-silver suits of RAID disembarked the hover-vehicles and quickly began to fire on the guard vehicles.
An Asian man with cybernetic enhancements stepped out of the lead-vehicle of the attackers. "Let us make this quick, shall we?" He withdrew a sword crackling with energy and sped toward the defenders, cutting them down both quickly and efficiently. Sheathing his blade he forcibly pulled the doors open of the van containing the device. "Take it and load it quickly. I trust I do not need to stress that you be careful." The RAID technicians nodded, grabbing the experiment and moved to load it.
November 17th, 2013
Breakfast, ze most important meal of ze day (open to T-Bolts) @ 07:54 pm
Adrienne was not, by nature, much of an early riser. Not when her "job" very often required her to be out very late at night. In many of the cities of the world she had traveled to in her time as a cat burglar, this was not a problem. There were ever so many cities that never seemed to sleep.
But now, when she only pulled a job on rare occasion (and always, she would stress, from someone who actually deserved it), and kept her skills sharper through the occasional consultation job, she actually spent regular hours in a bed. Distressing, really. She was quite nearly legitimate these days.
Not that it made her father any less proud. He had nearly gone straight himself a time or two, and both of them lived quite well by their codes of honor.
But at the moment, it was still fairly nearly in the morning, a little after seven. Adrienne was the first up--or at least, the first one into the kitchen--so she was making some crepes.
November 6th, 2013
Moonlight Sonata @ 08:37 pm
It had been almost a week since Dolemeck and Tyler had moved into their new apartment complex. Being as it was already furnished, they did not need to bring in any of the furniture from the old place, or do much decorating. But that did not stop Dolemeck from working on his own room. He had put up pictures of the people who mattered to him on the walls. His parents, his cousin Derek Woo, a picture of himself and Argo on a boat, and even a picture of himself and Tyler in Germany, with their tour guide Gerta.
Just a she was about to put up another picture, there was a knock on the door of the apartment. He placed down the picture frame that was in his hands and went to go open the door.
November 3rd, 2013
Out for a walk @ 08:34 pm
Martin patiently waited by the door for Manny. Since it was colder now, he wore a blazer on top of his vest, but the ever-present hat was still perched on his head.
Manny had said he needed to practice being around people and walking outside more, and Dr. Strange said that too...so Martin had been trying to go out on walks with Manny, though he still felt a little nervous when the streets got too crowded.
He smiled when he saw the armadillo man. "Where are we going today?"
Apartment Hunting @ 07:29 pm
Tyler's apartment was a bit too small for two grown men. Dolemeck had been sleeping on the couch or floor (depending on how he felt) and the two often times complained of the lack of room. So once they had dealt with the Tryks that had recently popped up in the city, they decided it was time to go looking for a bigger place.
Dolemeck had begun to dress more casual, wearing a wool coat with a black t-shirt underneath, a pair of tan cargo pants, and some black sneakers. This way he looked more "normal" when they went looking for a new place to live. Again, he came off as more calm and level headed as they looked at various ads in the paper and arranged to have look overs at some complexes.
"Anything strike your fancy, yet?"
November 2nd, 2013
Bullies: Bad Guys in Training. @ 04:50 pm
Jenny hadn't meant to wander away from Mum in the park, but seeing a small kid facing off a big ugly kid and his friends kind of made her mad.
November 1st, 2013
Flashback- Hand in the Cookie Car @ 09:52 pm
Rufus was playing very close attention to his Saturday morning cartoons when the smell of fresh cookies started to waft through the air. That was definitely something worth checking out when the next commercial started to play.
Flashback--oops! @ 09:05 pm
Joe looked at the football on the floor. Then he looked at the broken lamp. Then he looked at the football. Then the lamp again. Then the lamp some more.
Then the nearest doorways.
Then the lamp again.
"...this is all your fault," he said.
Flashback--Where are you? @ 08:44 pm
Toni looked under the couch, and then behind the curtains.
"Okay, girl," she said to herself, "you know Anya's here somewhere. Not that many places to hide..."
October 31st, 2013
Oh no. No. No. No. (meme) @ 06:41 pm
Sammy Fury stood with fists planted on her hips and stared at the sign on Timmy's new clubhouse door.
PRIVATE. NO GIRLS ALLOWED.
Not fair (meme) @ 06:27 pm
So not fair. Why did he had to get a hair cut everything Mom came back? It was one of the first things she made him do. She took him shopping for new clothes and made him get a hair cut, the whole time talking Russian to him. And he had to talk Russian to her. They didn't even have baseball in Russia. You never saw a Russia team on tv. He knew, 'cause he looked for it.
She never made Anya get a hair cut. Anya could have all the hair she wanted. If he had to get one, so should Anya. THAT would be fair.
All Hallow's Eve @ 11:14 am
All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween as it has been come to be called, is a popular holiday with children and adults alike. It is a holiday that had its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain or Summer's End. Samhain celebrated the end of the "lighter half" of the year and the beginning of the "darker half".
On this evening the barriers between this world and the Otherworld were believed to be thin and the spirits, good and bad, of the dead could pass through. The spirits of the family's ancestors were welcomed in while evil and bad spirits were warded off by the wearing of masks and costumes. The costumes and masks disguised one as a harmful spirit and avoided harm from others.
It was also a harvest celebration and time to take stock of food stores for the winter. Livestock were slaughtered and the meat prepared for storage. It was the final harvest of the year and the crops were then stored for the winter. Celebrations included bonfires and tales of the family's ancestors.
It was a celebration of the dead and of the harvest.
Today we dress up in scary and not so scary costumes and masks and go door to door for candy or attend costume parties. It is a night for revelry, pranks and fun.
October 29th, 2013
Flashback: Kid Meme @ 09:19 pm
Tim loved coming into work with Grandpa. SHIELD headquarters was exciting! There was so much to see and do with people everywhere. Grandpa occasionally had a meeting so Tim went into the daycare area, though he was old enough not need daycare. Though they did have good snacks and it just happened to be snack time.
Flashback: Kid Meme @ 09:13 pm
Svalin frowned as she looked at herself in the mirror. She hated dresses and didn't understand why both
mothers insisted she wear one tonight for dinner with their guests. The Greeks didn't care if she wore a dress or not so why should the mothers care? She frowned again and took one last look in the mirror before heading to Lord Odin's hall for dinner.
Flashback--Teaparty @ 08:09 pm
Asleif very carefully set up her dolls in their little wooden chairs, smoothing a few wrinkles from Brunhilde's dress. Then, she very carefully placed her tea set on the table and smoothed her own dress before sitting down.
"Why yes," she said, "it be nice and quiet in the house for once. Perhaps those noisy children have gone far away. Mayhaps they might not return. Would that not be nice?"
She considered this, as though listening to one of the dolls. "Perhaps thou art right. They doth provide some entertainment value. And I doth suspect Mothers and Father wouldst be terrible upset without them."
October 28th, 2013
Two Brits and a baby @ 09:48 am
It's rare for Flynn and Quinn to /hang out/, let alone be in the same room and have a decent conversation. Oddly, enough both decided to hang out, causing a little trouble around London. Much to Flynn's surprise, they got a long smashingly. Both were friendly womanising men, both loved to drink, both were humours and they had common ground with wanting to save the world.
This would be the sixth pub they ventured into. During this time Flynn started a bar fight with some biker dude. All due to the fact he was flirting with the biker dudes woman.
"It's not my fault she said my ass felt nice!" Wisdom shouted, before dodging a punch.
"Pretty boy, grab my beer and let's go insult another pub!" Flynn said, before knocking out the biker with one full forced punch. "Bloody hell, I think I broke a finger."
October 27th, 2013
A little quality time for sisters.. @ 06:49 pm
Ever since they were little, Lexie and Rachel shared a room and other than an iffy phase when Rachel hit her early teenage years and Lexie was still in the little girl phase of life, it had always worked out fairly well for them. lately, between the team, school and everything else...they just hadn't gotten a chance to do it.
So when Rachel finally came up to her room for the night, Lexie had every bottle of nail polish, lotion, and manicure paraphernalia 2 young ladies tended to hoard already laid out on the bed. There was something she wanted to ask her sister and she couldn't wait any longer,
"Hey...are you tired?"
October 24th, 2013
A bond as deep as family @ 10:21 am
Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and months have gone by since Etoile lost her family. Upon arriving at the Mansion, her life had been altered in many ways. She gained new ground by establishing connections with her fellow team mates. Not only are they friends, they became her second family.
Etoile never gave up on searching for her family. To those who /know/ her, may have thought she forgot about her main purpose. In fact, she never lost sight of it. She spent every awaking moment to locate them. Whenever she wasn't doing a mission, she did recon missions to gather up information.
Each moment she left the comfort of the Mansion, she would come home with some sort of wound.( Tattered, torn and bruised.... )
October 21st, 2013
Dates in the training room @ 09:24 pm
They usually did dates out, and while he knew she enjoyed them, Brandr also knew that sometimes Svalin liked a good spar. Add in that this training room was fascinating with all the possibilities it could create and well, there was no reason not to use it for a sparring date of sorts. Though he'd had to get help when putting together this scenario.
He'd asked her if she was available that evening, and suggested they meet at the training room. So upon seeing her, he smiled brightly and bowed. He was wearing his leather gear, but only that layer and none of the extra ones on top, and it was worn in a casual manner, with the top not completely done up. "I art glad ye couldst come milady." Though he used 'milady' and was bowing, his whole tone was quite informal and charming and very distinctly not his 'on duty' way of speaking.
October 16th, 2013
A Not So Quiet Day In the Big Easy @ 07:42 pm
It was a quiet autumn day in the city of New Orleans. Tourists wandered the streets and moved about their business. The local superhero team, The Champions, were enjoying the quiet and going about their daily routines.
Of course that was about to change.
It had taken many small jumps to get here, but the Winter Guard, some small subset, did suddenly arrive on the Champions' doorstep.
Trouble in the City By the Bay (Open to WCA and anyone in SF to react) @ 07:23 pm
Once the imprisoned Zodiac members were free, they didn't wait long to make a move. Mikel Fury directed the members to attack Leo and his Triads in San Francisco. Violence erupted in the streets in the more seedier parts of the city and the civilians stayed inside out of the way.
October 15th, 2013
Knowhere Station @ 10:13 pm
After the Avengers got the Kree into containment they headed into space to find out what was going on. Kal brought them to Titan and from there to Knowehere. They arrived suddenly out of the blue in the middle of the station. The alarms went off at the sudden appearance of strangers in the station.
In The Absence of Tone @ 09:22 pm
From: email@example.comTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Friday night?Jenny, I've been thinking a lot about the night with the blackout. The stuff before the wraith, I mean. You really made me feel comfortable with myself; and frankly, that's not something that's been familiar to me in a while. I've got a dinner reservation at Slices of Heaven for 8 this Friday. I'd like to see you there, if you're interested.
October 12th, 2013
Therapy with guerrilla tactics @ 09:36 pm
Val walked through the hallway with the white "Thank You! Have a Nice Day!" bag swinging by her side, savory and tempting smells trailing behind it. She didn't mind fighting dirty when she needed to get her way, she had to crack a very tough shell before even getting to the hard part. Reaching the door marked "Hoskins, J", she settled herself and knocked on the door. Everyone knew where he was, seeing as he refused to go to anywhere else since the service.
October 10th, 2013
Asleif and Kael's Adventures in Babysitting @ 10:48 pm
This was a nice, quiet day. Most of the more rowdy Asgardians were elsewhere, so this meant a time of relaxation and peace. Kael sat in the library, calmly reading a book. Hmm, perhaps he should ask Asleif if she wished to take part in this quiet.
October 9th, 2013
The Hunt is On @ 08:11 pm
The area was known in certain underground circles as being one of Seattle's largest vampire population centers. The Patriarch had arranged for Greg to attain a scent from one of the vampires killed by the tryk. Now they were spread out, but not too far from each other, keeping in contact. Tyler himself was perched on a rooftop, allowing him to scan for suspicious movements.
miss me, little brother? @ 11:54 pm
It had been awhile since Dmitri had been able to take the time away to visit family. So far he'd visited Mom and Dad, and even saw his little sister Ellie. Now all that was left was the little brother, Vlad. Dmitri had gotten to the mansion pretty early in the day - around lunch time - and made a beeline for Vlad's room. He knocked and waited for his brother to reply, if he was actually in the room.
October 6th, 2013
(no subject) @ 04:03 pm
Anya sat in Amber India
in San Francisco eating her dinner while she read over a report. She had a very early morning meeting tomorrow and had decided to come out to San Fran a day early. Getting off a plane and going right into a meeting was something she tried to avoid.
It was still early and the restaurant was relatively empty. She was engrossed in reading the report that she wasn't paying attention to what was going on around her.
October 3rd, 2013
Olympian family meeting @ 01:23 pm
It'd been mentioned that the Avengers weren't strangers to Olympian gods, or godlings as it was, so it was little effort to get the address of one. Now the Avengers did pay, so Phil figured he had some money, why ever not go see one of his distant relatives? Because really in this pantheon everyone was related. A plane to New Orleans and he was on the Champions' doorstep with only a backpack slung over his shoulder. How deja vu, sort of like how he'd shown up at the Avengers' doorstep. Perhaps he could stay the night if this went alright. Phil grinned and pressed what he figured was the doorbell or intercom.
"Looking for an..." Ah what was the name again, Hercules kid not Hercules. Though that guy had a lot of kids. "Argo I think? Argonaut? Jason? No, no, it was Argo something. Well your resident immortal then."
September 25th, 2013
Lost (After the events of Night Patrol) @ 11:31 pm
Dolemeck was about to walk back to Tyler's apartment when he stopped by the pet store. Since his talk with Vincent, he was thinking about buying a pet bird to keep around. But that would require talking to tyler first, as it was his place... and they were still looking for a larger place to live.
Still dressed in his uniform, he looked next to him to find a sobbing child. His eyes went wide as he looked around, not finding anyone who was responding to this child's cries. Getting down on his knee, he tried to talk and console the little boy who was sobbing.
"Are you okay, little one?" He asked in his accented voice. "Where is your Mum? Did she come with you to the pet store?"
"I lost my Mommyyyyy!" The child sobbed more. "I don't know what a mum is, but I lost my Mommy!"
This was going to be a long day.
Russian to the Rescue @ 07:42 pm
"TAXI!" Cait yelled and leaned out over the curb with her hand raised. Hundreds, if not thousands, of cabs in New York and Cait couldn't get one to stop. They all zoomed by without even slowing down. She knew she should have taken the train back, but she didn't like the train. It was irrational, yes, but it was the way it was and she had elected to take a cab. However, none were stopping and she didn't want to be stranded in the city for the night.
Time to call the cavalry.
She dialed Vlad's number.
Tearing down walls @ 07:20 pm
It wasn't often he got to cause a bit of destruction outside of missions and the danger room, but he'd asked Uncle Scott if he could tear down the damaged smaller boathouse. Some kid's powers had done enough of a number on the place that it'd be more feasible to tear it down and rebuild a new one than try and fix this. To be honest, it hadn't been the best month for him. Last year of the degree, but this first month had been a bit of a mess, not to mention it'd taken up so much of his time that he barely had any free time. A pile of assignments, his laptop dying right before an important deadline, a few terrible professors, not winning that entry position in a great company that the program offered every year (especially when he knew
he could have), and just in general a ton of stress. Individually he could've handled all those things, but it was when it all piled up and in a relatively short time frame.
So Vlad wasn't his usual cheery self as he stood there, hands in pockets and one foot on a very damaged boathouse wall. Just thinking about it all had the frustration build up, and a moment later his foot had left a sizable hole in the wall. Soon more and more of the place was coming down as he tore through it to vent his frustrations a bit.
Ink, Dusty Leather, and Old Trees @ 05:59 pm
"Ahhh..." Vincent let out a sigh normally reserved for after a good workout, or completion of a particularly challenging bit of spellwork.
The Rare Book Division of the New York Public Library. A little island of ancient history, in a city that already pulsed with the energy of the past. He makes a lap of the room, gazing at the stacks, before he ascends the stairs to the second level. He'd make some token mention of the 'research' he was up to, to maintain protocol with the administrator, but it was a polite understanding for one of the Future Foundation's original class to come as they pleased.
Key in his possession, he opens a case, gloved hand settling on a portfolio bearing the name "John James Audubon".