After the first meeting with everyone in the detention room, Sam and I had a chat about mutants after practice. Apparently he and his family left Kentucky because people were starting to get suspicious. Now he is ridiculously paranoid, like everyone else and wants nothing to do with the rest of us. That’s… for the best.
Meanwhile, James revealed our identities to his mother.
The net day I cornered Justin and feinted at him. This time there was no deflection and the coward ran. At the end of the day I approached again, this time Sam was there and after some words they left to go play in a field.
Sam exploded a quarry (potentially very dangerous) but Justin denied any powers or kinship and Sam had to threaten Justin to keep quiet.
During one of my morning runs I felt something die near me and I went to investigate. Using my supernatural senses I felt something lurking in the woods and after a game of cat and mouse it attacked me, revealing itself as a cat woman. After a brief scrap, I cut her across the chest. She started talking to me but, honestly, I lost control and gave in to the dark impulses. I am pretty sure I would have killed her if she hadn’t ran away and that scares me.
The next day I round up a hunting party with N’tarka, James, and Blake. I would rather have not dragged Blake into this but he wouldn’t let it go. While searching I had to reveal my magic to Blake and James. Blake is skeptical at first but a quick demonstration shuts him up. After wandering around in the woods for a bit, we find her trail and follow it back to a road with signs that a car left that spot. Apparently she can drive, and probably lives in a neighboring area.
I had a quick meeting with Theresa’s uncle, Black Tom. He asked me some questions about my life which seemed a bit odd but I guess he might just be interested in what mutants are doing now. He also asked me if I would be willing to undergo some experiments with my blood to investigate my regenerative abilities. I agreed although I have some reservations about someone probing around in my body.
Later that week, Justin was on a bus on his way home when some guys started picking on some girl. There was a blue flash and the bus got trapped in a temporal bubble.
James and his mom were stuck in a traffic jam due to a bus trapped in time. While stuck, Maia saw someone from IniSol, a bulky man with face tatoos and a mohawk (compensating for something?), who she, after some wheedling from James, identified as a bounty hunter for IniSol. James decided that was his queue to investigate what was happening and saw the police forming a perimeter around the bus After some time he returned to the his car.
Later that night, the bus is released from its stasis and Justin is dropped off at home but notices he is being followed by some car. Being paranoid (like everyone else) he runs and passes time on a bench for a while before returning home.
I get dragged to the mall with Theresa and Rebecca to find some clothes for N’tarka. I would have refused but I don’t think N’tarka would have been comfortable in that environment. During the trip I noticed that I was getting an uncomfortable feeling from Rebecca. I am almost positive it was a reaction from my magic, but I have no idea why it would react this way. Maybe it has something to do with her Wiccan mom.
Rebecca also mentions that there was an explosion in the next county over where a girl was killed. The police have a suspect but there was no evidence of any bomb residue which suggests maybe a mutant is involved.
The next day some people tag N’tarka’s locker black and ruin her new clothes. Theresa blows a gasket and Danica tries to antagonize her. To prevent Theresa from screaming and blowing our cover I remind Danica (which I can’t believe I even have to do) that her choice of actions could ruin things for all of us.
Justin is visited by the Shade who thinks he was the one who stopped time on the bus and offers him a position in his new group that is going to try and change things for “the better” which I assume means he is going to change things up to benefit other mutants at the expense of those without powers. He tells Justin to think abot it and meet him at Foggy Bottom in a few days or meet with James.
Justin meets with James who wants nothing to do with Justin or any information about the Shade.
At Foggy Bottom, 2 thugs show up, one with a knife the other with a scarf, and threaten James to try and get him to let them see the manager, He refuses and they leave vowing to come back next time he is on duty. I always knew he was trustworthy, I just need to toughen him up a bit. He tells his manager people are after him and calls the police. He also calls me and asks if I can sit in to add some muscle.
Later that night he talks to his mom and the two of them decide there best option is to skip town. Unfortunately when they return to their house the Shade is already there. His new friend, “Tempus” freezes his mom in a time bubble and the Shade tells James to get out of his way or suffer the consequence.
Justin’s brother Chad calls him and tells him that he works for IniSol and that they have a folder on him and that what IniSol does isn’t very nice, even to other mutants.
Now that Justin realizes that he can’t just hide he got Danica to call another meeting with everyone and proposed that we reveal our powers since it is inevitably going to come out anyway. This seems rash to me, and irresponsible to make this decision for all of mutant kind but he does bring up a good point. Our debating gets us nowhere so we table the conversation for a few days at least.
After our first football game, someone burned into the side of our school that “X is here”. Clearly we are going to have to update our time table.