Session Start: Thu Apr 22 21:03:20 1999
*** Now talking in #A-Next
*** JessicaStark changes topic to 'A-Next #8 "Shades of Things to Come"'
<JessicaStark> *******AT ATTENTION******
<JessicaStark> SIM BRIEF:
<JessicaStark> WHILE HYDROBASE IS STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING
REBUILT (AFTER BEING WRECKED SOME MORE AFTER A BATTLE WITH GLITCH) THE
A-NEXTERS ARE STAYING ON AN ISLAND OWNED BY STARK NEAR AUSTRALIA
<JessicaStark> SCENE: ON A BEAUTIFUL LUSH ISLAND OFF OF AUSTRALIA,
A-NEXT IS MORE OR LESS RELAXING WHILE THEY SHIFT THROUGH THINGS OVER THE
PAST FEW MONTHS (JESS'S BETRAYAL, GOBLIN'S LEAVING, CELEBRITY STATUS...
IT'S 8 PM AND WARM OUTSIDE
<JessicaStark> SIM START
<JessicaStark> ::is outside watching the waves while sipping on
a tropical punch drink::
<IronMan> ::Sits, against a tree, out of his armor and in civillian
<Firestorm> ::walking along the beach edge, barefoot, getting rather
sandy and wet and thoroughly enjoying herself::
<Cross> ::walks along the beach back to wherever it is he's staying,
his trench coat slung over his shoulder::
<Goblin> ::walks along the beach, his black cape trailing along
behind him, still in costume as always::
<Fathom> ::wades knee deep in the cool water gazing out at the horizon::
<Titan> ::grumbles:: A vacation of all things. . . ::explores the
<Patriot> ::sits out on the beach, glancing at the sky::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> CROSS BARELY MAKES OUT A FIGURE NEAR SOME
<Miasma> ::Sits on some jetties and watches the waves slowly, looking
almost at peace and surpsingly in normal clothes.::
<Cross> ::squints then heads for the trees:: Who's there?
<Reflection> :: lays on the beach wearing a bikini, a bottle of
suntan lotion next to her on a towel as she she snoozes silently an soaks
up the UV rays ::
<JessicaStark> DarkVoice> Their time is almost near Vampire...
<Cross> ::eyes widen:: Who are you?
<Firestorm> ::picks up a shell, rinsing it off in the water, then
examining it closely::
<Fathom> ::walks further into the water and then dives in, plunging
himself under the surface and out of sight::
<JessicaStark> DarkVoice> Call me, Pax... we'll be meeting soon.
::laughs before the shadowy figure disappears::
<IronMan> ::Falls asleep, leaning against the tree::
<JessicaStark> ::glances at Reflection:: You know it's easier to
do that with Sol in the sky you know ::smiles::
<Goblin> ::nears the area of the beach where most others are gathered::
((This is great... on a beautiful island with beautiful girls but i gotta
stay in my stupid costume..)) ::keeps his eyes down on the sand at his
feet as he walks::
<Cross> ::visibly shaken, hurries to the house:: ((How'd... that
<Miasma> ::Looks down and smiles wickedly down at the water and
jumps off her stone, landing with a splash in reasonablity deep water.::
<Titan> God knows what evil is transpiring. . . ::quirks a brow::
. . .That's a good point but. . . ::walks past the kitchen, stops and walks
<JessicaStark> ACTION> RICK JONES HEADS OUTSIDE IN HAWAIIAN SHIRT
<Firestorm> ::glances at Goblin, further up on the beach:: Hey!
Lighten up, huh? It's just us, ya don't hafta stay in costume...
<JessicaStark> Rick> Gotta love this place ::smiles:: Heya Jess
<Fathom> ::swims swiftly out towards deeper waters enjoying the
fresh salt water permeating his body::
<Goblin> ::looks up at Firestorm:: What costume? ::grins mischievously::
<JessicaStark> ::smiles back:: Hello Rick, good to see you again,
<Cross> ::walks quickly past everybody and into the house::
<JessicaStark> Rick> ::confused look:: Umm... no... thanks.. ((She
hates it when people call her Jess...))
<Firestorm> ::quirks an eyebrow:: You've gotta be sweltering in
that... cape an' all.
<Miasma> ::Swings back towards the shore and shakes her hair free
of water or semi-free.::
<JessicaStark> Rick> Well, I'm just going.... ::heads back inside::
<Reflection> :: snores ::
<Cross> ::heads for his room, eyes slightly wider than usual:: ((need
to sit downa nd figure this out...))
<Goblin> Not that hot out without the sun. Thick skin too. ::smirks,
looking up at the sky::
<Titan> ::makes a sandwich, takes a bite, and. . .:: I need to do
something productive. . . ::nods at rick getting that distant look of inspiration::
<Fathom> ((finally...some release...)) ::gracefully zooms through
the waters glancing at the teeming sea life around him::
<Firestorm> ::rolls her eyes and half-heartedly splashes a wave
<JessicaStark> Rick> We need a team meeting sometime tonight to...
discuss things, pass that along one thing though... don't tell Jess, ok?
<IronMan> ::Fast asleep, leaning against a tree::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> CROSS WALKS INTO HIS ROOM TO FIND BLOOD SMEARED
ALL OVER THE PLACE AND "SOON" WRITTEN ON A WALL
<Titan> ::attentive at the mention of jess:: Yes, I understand.
<Goblin> Ack! Hey! ::shields himself with his cowl:: Y'know there's
jellyfish in these waters. heh heh heh.
<Cross> ::drops his trenchcoat, jaw dropping, fumbles for his comthingy::
+com+ Umm... somebody come to my room please... ::slightly edgily::
<Firestorm> ::eyes get big:: Jelly fish? Like those big stinging
kinds? ::looks down at the water around her ankles::
<Miasma> ::Sits on the sand and watches the sunset and glances at
some birds and blinks at a nearly disrubing thought.:: ((Who am I?)) ::Laughs
weakly then frowns.:: ((I've never had time to think about it...))
<JessicaStark> ::overhearing them:: Actually... they're probably
non-lethal in this part of the world so don't worry about it ::smiles::
<JessicaStark> Having fun?
<Goblin> Uh huh. Heard they still like.. ::glances back at Jess::
Aww... ruin my fun
<Firestorm> non...lethal? ::squeaks::
<Fathom> ::approaches a vibrant coral formation consiting of myrid
shades of red, green, and yellow::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> EVERYBODY HEARS THE COM FROM CROSS
<JessicaStark> Randi, it'll sting but we've got more than enough
treatment for that ::smiles
<Titan> ::finishes his sandwich and heads for cross's room::
<Firestorm> ::scrambles out of the water and frowns slighlty at
the com message, then heads for the house:: Wonder what's wrong..
<JessicaStark> ACTION> TITAN, FIRESTORM, AND GOBLIN ARE THE FIRST
ONES THERE AND DON'T SEE ANYTHING WHILE CROSS STILL SEE'S BLOOD
<Goblin> Yeah, saw a treatment for it on the discovery channel once..
you won't like it though. ::grins::
<Goblin> ::looks around:: What? don't like the drapes?
<Miasma> ::Stands up quickly and starts running towards the house
and so called room.::
<Firestorm> ::confused look around the room:: What's wrong?
<Fathom> ::shrugs of the com communication and continues hiw swim
around the coral reef::
<JessicaStark> ::walks into the room:: ohmigod...
<Cross> ::eyes still wide:: Can't you see it? The blood...
<JessicaStark> that carpet is horrible... that color is all wrong
<Reflection> :: yawns and stumbles her way to Cross's :: This had
better be important to wake me up from my beauty sleep
<JessicaStark> ::glances at Cross:: Blood?
<Goblin> ::glances at Cross:: Blood? Where?
<IronMan> ::Wakes up, hearing the comm and quickly suits up, jetting
for Cross' room::
<Miasma> Uhm... no...
<Firestorm> Blood? ::wrinkles her nose::
<Patriot> ::heads for Cross's room::
<Cross> Yes, blood... ::motions to where he sees blood::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> CROSS IS THE ONLY ONE TO SEE BLOOD WHILE
EVERYBODY IS UP IN HIS ROOM
<Reflection> What blood?? What the hell are you talking about? Where?
<IronMan> What's the problem, Cross?
<JessicaStark> I guess... I can micro analyze it... any problems
with that Hank?
<Goblin> ::steps towards the wall, blinking as lens slip into place
on his eyes, enhancing his vision:: Umm.. ::squints::
<Titan> ((Now we've got two pychotics on the team. . .)) ::nods
<JessicaStark> ACTION> CROSS HEARS A FAINT LAUGHING IN HIS HEAD
<Firestorm> ::uncertain look:: You see... blood. On the wall?
<JessicaStark> DarkVoice> Like mother like son...
<Cross> ::glances around:: Who's there?!
<JessicaStark> ::concerned look:: Maybe you should come downstairs...
get some rest... perhaps some Jetlag?
<Goblin> I'm not seeing any blood here, man. ::retracts the lenses::
Get some.. uh.. ::looks around:: We are.
<Patriot> ::shakes his head and heads back outside::
<IronMan> ::Scans the area, not picking up the blood:: I'm not getting
any signs of blood, either. Perhaps getting rest is a good idea
<JessicaStark> ACTION> RICK WATCHES EVERYTHING FROM THE HALLWAY
AND SHAKES HIS HEAD
<Titan> ::shakes his head and backs out of the room slowly:: ((Now.
. .ah yes, the jet. Where do they keep the tools in this place?))
<Firestorm> ::scratches the back of her neck, edging out of the
<Cross> ::shakily:: Yeah... jetlag... ::turns and walks out of his
<Miasma> ::Scratches her head and walks out of the room to her own
and changes into something dry.::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> PATRIOT HEARS A NOISE COMING FROM HIS ROOM
<Goblin> ::shrugs and walks out of the room as well:: Should probably
test out my new glider..
<Firestorm> ::makes a face when she realizes she's tracked wet sand
into the house, and goes to sit down on the porch::
<Patriot> Hrm.. ::turns back and enters his room::
<IronMan> ::Frowns, slightly, and exits the room:: ((Cross isn't
the type to freak out that easily..something's fishy around here..))
<Cross> ::sits down on a couch downstairs, looking around warily::
((What's happening to me?))
<Fathom> ::spots a large man sized fish like creature ahead but
smiles as he hears the echos of mere dolphin banter::
<Goblin> ::grabs the doorknow to his room, pushing the door opena
nd stepping inside::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL IN A CRUDE RED, WHITE,
AND BLUE COSTUME WAITS STANDS AROUND LOOKING THROUGH PATRIOTS STUFF
<JessicaStark> Star> Whoa! It's you!!! Ohmigod... I
can't believe this! ::tacklehugs him::
<Patriot> ::raises a 'brow:: You ar--- ack!
<Firestorm> ::pulls the shell out of her pocket and lets it dry
in the sun, too::
<JessicaStark> Star> You probably don't remember me... but I'm your
biggest fan ::grins:: and your newest sidekick, Star! ::does a quick
<Fathom> ::kicks hard to catch up to the swift dolphin::
<Patriot> Biggest fan... err... sidekick?
<Goblin> ::sits on his bed, slipping his boots off:: ((Should work..
hopefully won't explode like my pumpkin bombs do..)) ::slips on a newer
pair of boots, slightly different in design and walks out of his room::
<Titan> ((The team is going all Shining on me. . .)) ::wanders the
halls in search of lab/workshop:: This place is owned by Stark, it must
be here somplace. . .
<JessicaStark> Star> Very sucky security here too... I mean, where
are all the cool robots?
<Reflection> :: wanders :: The insaity is mind numbing.
<Cross> ::glances around at the slightest of noises:: ((I must've
dranken some blood that wasn't quite the right type...))
<Reflection> They intteruped my nap for that?
<Patriot> Not.. here.
<Miasma> ::Flops on the bed and looks at the ceiling of her room.::
((I suppose sooner or later I'm the next one to go nuts...))
<JessicaStark> Star> Aww... that's too bad.. soooo partner...
<Goblin> ::steps out onto the porck, looking up at the sky::
<IronMan> ::Wanders the halls, still armored up::
<JessicaStark> Star> ::smiles at Patriot::
<Fathom> ::swims along side the magnificient creature::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> JESSICA SWIMS ALONG SIDE FATHOM IN A SPECIAL
WETSUIT AND WAVES, HANDING HIM A COM EAR DEVICE
<Patriot> ((Partner...?)) ::smiles slightly:: Wait right here. ::exits
his room, and goes far enough so Star can't hear:: +com+ There's someone
in my room, claiming to my Biggest fan... and sidekick...
<Goblin> ::glances at Firestorm:: Uh.. hi again.
<JessicaStark> Just testing the underwater suit out, how are you?
<Firestorm> ::startles slightly, glancing up:: Oh, hey.. ::brushes
drying sand off her legs::
<JessicaStark> Star> I get to meet the rest of... A-Next?
I can't believe this! ::hops up and down:: I'm so lucky
<Fathom> ::looks at Jessica startled almost::
<Reflection> :: walks slowly back to her spot on the beach and lays
down again ::
<JessicaStark> Didn't mean to scare you
<Fathom> ::takes the device and places it inside his ear::
<JessicaStark> Star> So... do you need to know my super origin?
<Goblin> Just gonna.. test out a new little gadget. Sorry for sneakin'
up on you. ::steps to the edge of the porch::
<Fathom> I just did not expect to find anyone else here of all places
<Patriot> ::Glances back at Star:: Sure..
<IronMan> +Com+ ::Sigh:: On my way, Patriot. ::Heads for Patriot's
<Cross> ::shakes his head and stands:: ((Okay... gotta get ahold
<Firestorm> New gadget? Cool..
<JessicaStark> Star> Ok, I was at this high school in Washington
D.C. and it wasn't a really good school... some of the guys were ok looking
but no real hotties, and the food... how gross was that... but anyways
<Cross> ::gets up and heads for Patriot's room after hearing the
<Titan> ::walks past a secret panel in the wall, pausing and glancing
at it:: Not very discreet but. . . ::shrugs, pops the panel and glances
at the numerical pad:: Suppose it doesn't need to be discreet. . . ::reaches
in his pocket fishes through various gadgets and devices until coming across
one of those decoding machines::
<JessicaStark> Star> A freak named Pyre started the whole thing
on fire and you were there doing a speaking thing... I have to admit I
wasn't paying attention because my bud and I were passing notes but you
ended up saving me so I'm your new sidekick then!
<Goblin> Yeah.. old glider got seriously scragged. ::jumps high
off the porch, feet glowing as energy explodes outward in a flash::
<Fathom> How is your suit working?
<JessicaStark> It's a little sluggish... but it's not so bad
<JessicaStark> ACTION> CROSS ENTERS PATRIOTS ROOM
<JessicaStark> Star> Wow! Cross Guard!
<Firestorm> Ack!! ::covers her eyes:: don't tell me that was you
<Reflection> :: grumbles as she lays back down on the oversized
beach blanket :: The next time some one interrupts my nap, I'm going to
snap their neck... No Questions Asked.
<Cross> ::glances around:: What's going... ::sees Star:: on? ::looks
to Patriot:: Girlfriend?
<Goblin> ::hovers in front of her, aboard a duplicate of his own
glider except orange and surround by a glowing aura:: Not exactly. ::grins
<Miasma> ::Cruls up on the side of her bed and wipes away a funny
feeling in her eye and glances quietly at a mirror and at a battle suit.::
((I can't just mope...)) ::Changes to the battle suit and nods slightly
in the mirror, now trying to avoid the odd scars that she suddenly notices.::
((From the fight with Glitch or Ultron?))::Wearly nods and walks out of
the room and outside to the beach.::
<JessicaStark> Star> ::giggles uncontrolably:: Noooo... I mean...
no ::smiles:: I'm Star, guess we're teammates
<Titan> ::yawns:: This thing's a little-- ::shrugs as the decoder
beeps and enters the proper combination::
<JessicaStark> Guess we should see what Patriot is talking about...
some vacation ::smiles at him before going back to surface::
<Firestorm> Wow... ::blinks, then glances semi-annoyed at her com::
((oh yeah.. Patriot said somethin')) +com+ Patriot? What's goin'
<Cross> Teammates? ::looks to Patriot:: What's going on?
<IronMan> ::Enters Patriot's room:: Patriot? What's the problem?
<Patriot> She's er... she's declared herself my sidekick..
<Goblin> ::tilts his head:: Oh yeah.. never set my mask back to
the com frequency since i.. uh.. left. ::reactivates the old com in his
<JessicaStark> Star> Iron Man too? Is everybody here?
<Fathom> ::frowns:: ((yeah...some vacation..)) ::glances reluctantly
back at the coral reef before emerging from the water and flying back to
<Firestorm> ::stands up, heading back inside toward Patriot's room::
<IronMan> ::Looks from Star to Patriot:: You're not serious. ::Tries
hard not to crack a smile beneath his mask::
<Goblin> Hey, wait up! ::glides after her, leaving a short, flaming
<Miasma> ::Stands in front of a older plam tree and fixes her gaze
at it before attacking with swift, angry kicks and punches.::
<JessicaStark> Star> And this is only a rough costume... it'll get
better all right?
<Patriot> ::glances at IM and nods::
<Titan> ::peeks into the underground workshop as the electronic
doors slide open:: Now where's the light switch? ::steps in::
<JessicaStark> ACTION> JESS AND FATHOM ENTER THE ROOM NOW
<JessicaStark> Oh... the girl who snuck in, hello there
<Firestorm> ::dodges to the side slightly:: Whoa.. heh, don't run
me over with that glow-thingy!
<Goblin> ::nears the room, peeking inside:: What's up, boy scout?
<IronMan> ::Glances over towards Jess and Fathom:: It appears we
have a groupie..
<Fathom> ::quirks and eyebrow in confusion:: ((and who is this?))
<Patriot> ::glances back at Jess:: You saw her sneak in..?
<JessicaStark> ACTION> THE LIGHTS TURN ON AND TITAN IS STANDING
FACE TO FACE WITH A YOUNG WOMAN WITH PINK HAIR
<Cross> ::glances around then walks out of Patriot's room, slightly
better than he was before::
<JessicaStark> Well... yes... but I really didn't think she was
a threat to anyone
<Goblin> ::glances back at Firesorm:: The flames are just effect.
heh heh. ::looks back at Star:: Sister? Daughter? Friend? ...grilfriend?
::grins and waves at Star::
<JessicaStark> Star> Wait-a-sec... I'm the ever-dangerous Star!
Of course I'd be a threat
<Firestorm> ::sticks her head in the door and looks at Star:: Uh...
<Titan> Hello. . . ::looks past the woman into the lab::
<JessicaStark> Woman> You don't know who I am?
<Fathom> ((on second thought...I'd rather not know)) ::leans against
the wall with arms crossed::
<Miasma> ::Twirl kicks the tree angrly and metamorphs her hand into
a blade and dives it straight it's trunk and tries to yank it out.:: ((Oh
<Titan> No, are you shocked?
<Goblin> ::whispers down at Firestorm:: Didn't know you guys got
<JessicaStark> Woman> Hank... my name is Alyssa Van Dyne...
<Firestorm> We have a stalker? ::blank look::
<JessicaStark> Star> the name's STAR not Stalker... sheesh
<Goblin> ::shrugs and points at Star:: Does she look like a member?
::looks at Star:: 'course, sorry Starbright. ::grins::
<JessicaStark> Alyssa> I'm your half-sister... I need your help...
but you can't tell the others... please ::tears welding in her eyes::
<JessicaStark> Star> ::glares at Goblin:: Didnt' you quit?
<Titan> ::blinks trying hard not to show any confusion/shock:: Right.
. . ((. . .))
<IronMan> ::Sighs:: Miss Star...Let me see if I can explain this..Being
a hero isn't all glory..There's a lot of danger involved in it..
<Firestorm> Oh... umm... right. ::looks at the others and gives
<Patriot> ::shakes his head, trying not to snicker::
<Reflection> :: tosses and turns on her beach blanket, trying to
get comfy... :: I think I'm going to break Cross's other leg... I can't
get back to sleeo now.
<Goblin> ::nods:: Forgot me jacket and thought i might as well rejoin.
<Miasma> Jezee... ::The blade stubbornly refuses to come out.::
I can't be stuck... ::Puts her feet on the trunk and starts to yank at
her arm/blade out.::
<JessicaStark> Alyssa> I can't explain it now... I have a small
jet outside... it's Mom.. she's been kidnapped by someone
<JessicaStark> Well... I mean... I'm not sure if we can just...
let you join...
<JessicaStark> ::looks at Patriot:: guess it's up to him
<Goblin> ::glances at Jess:: Me or her? ::smirks:: oh..
<Titan> Excuse me--Alyssa, but I'd think I know if my mother was
<Cross> ::walks outside and climbs onto the top of the house, staring
up at the moon::
<Firestorm> ::mutters under her breath:: how come everyone else
gets all the fame?
<JessicaStark> Star> ::looks at Patriot:: Really? I'm going
to be a member??
<Fathom> Do you think that is wise, Ms. Stark?
<Titan> ::folds his arms over his chest:: Now who are you really?
<JessicaStark> Alyssa> ::crying:: I didn't want to drag you into
this... ::shrinks down and flies away::
<Goblin> Team cheerleader maybe? ::snickers::
<JessicaStark> I mean, why not? Welcome to the team, Star
<Miasma> ::Sighs and sits at the sands, embarssed she turns into
a gas and lies down in the sand.:: Damnnit, we need to get back soon. I'm
losing my edge...
<JessicaStark> Star> yay! My friends are going to freak!
<IronMan> ::Sighs and shakes his head, leaving the room, muttering::
Next thing you know, we'll be inviting the next generation of Power Pack
<JessicaStark> ::blinks:: What?
<Cross> ::stares up at the moon:: ((Who is that... Pax?))
<Titan> ::frowns:: ((That could have gone better. . .)) Wait a minute
Alyssa! I-I'll go with you. ((Although it's against my better judgement))
<JessicaStark> Alyssa> ::stops:: Oh thank you! ::hugs him::
we have to get going right away
<Fathom> Do you have any powers or extrodinary abilities...Star
I believe it is?
<JessicaStark> ACTION> ALYSSA AND TITAN SNEAK OUT THE BACK AND ARE
<Reflection> :: shakes her head as she gathers up her things in
a hugebeach bag and heads back tward the complex :: Oh Cross!
<Goblin> Too much weirdness today. ::disipates his glider, dropping
to the floor::
<JessicaStark> Star> I'm... a gymnist! And not bad at all
<JessicaStark> Star> and I carry mace
<Cross> ::shuts his eyes tightly:: ((And how's he know my mother?
Does he have something to do with my uncle?))
<Firestorm> ... ::smiles and nods:: So... you're gonna mace the
baddies to death for us?
<JessicaStark> SCENE> A COUPLE HOURS LATER THE WHOLE TEAM MINUS
JESS AND TITAN ARE IN A LARGE ROOM WITH RICK JONES, SOME MEMBERS ARE NOT
EXACTLY PAYING ATTENTION
<RickJones> No sign of Titan?
<RickJones> Guess we have to run this party without him then...
<Cross> ::watches Rick, paying attention only slightly, still trying
to figure out what's happening to him::
<IronMan> ::Watches Rick:: What's this all about..?
<Goblin> ::kicks back in a chair, feet up and juggling a trio of
small pumpkin bombs:: Dududu ::hums circus themes quietly::
<Reflection> :: leans against a back wall w/ a nail file ::
<Miasma> ::Shurgs.:: Whoo hoo...
<RickJones> I know you guys have been through hell and back lately...
and things have really been changed.
<Firestorm> ::watches Rick vacantly::
<RickJones> Namely... Jess... something happened to her after the
<Goblin> ::grins at Rick:: Literally.. ::glances around:: nevermind..
<RickJones> I know she was a self-centered little... ::sighs:: but
she did mean good
<Miasma> Yeah, uh-huh. We hear ya. ::Yawns.::
<Goblin> Maybe she just feels.. extremely guilty and had a nervous
breakdown or identity crisis. ::grins:: Know what those can be like..
<Cross> ::mutters:: I'd rather have the self-centered ::stops himself::
back rather than the overly good person she is now...
<Firestorm> ::starts slightly:: Who?
<Fathom> ::sips water from his water bottle as he listens::
<RickJones> She lost her killer instict... some of her confidence...
so I guess what this is all about is... we need to have a vote to ::sighs::
demote her as team leader.
<RickJones> or... kick her off the team all together... for her
saftey and yours
<Cross> ::blinks, attention going fully to Rick:: And who'd be in
<Goblin> Question! ::hand shoots up:: Then who's in charge?
<RickJones> We'd vote on that later
<RickJones> Star> .... can I tell anyone at school this?
<Miasma> You're not Gobby.
<Fathom> ((killer instinct...does one really need that in order
<RickJones> Star> Or is that a no-no
<Goblin> ::glances around at the others and mumbles:: Think i wanna
go back to hell..
<IronMan> ::Frowns:: I don't know about off the team, but she has
lost a little of her edge, I think.
<Reflection> And listen to her cry to what's left of her daddy?
<RickJones> ACTION> A STUNNED JESS WATCHES EVERYTHING ON A SECRET
MONITOR IN HER ROOM
<IronMan> I think we need to just give her some time. Give her a
chance to get back on her feet.
<Goblin> ::absorbs the pumpkin bombs he was juggling and leans forward::
<Cross> ::shakes his head:: It's not her fault she's the way she
is... don't remove her... ((I also don't trust putting anybody else in
<RickJones> It wasn't my idea...
<RickJones> ACTION> TONY STARK WALKS INTO THE ROOM
<RickJones> Tony> It was mine.
<Miasma> I know even if this whole damn team is a good thing. I
miss the old Jessie. I could fight with her. This one is too... pasny...
<Fathom> ummm... ::clear his throat and speaks softly:: I don't
see any reason why she can not continue to lead
<Reflection> :: shakes her head and stands silently and heads tward
the door :: (( Like there's anyone else around here who's sane enough to
be a leader ::
<RickJones> ************SIM END********