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cross marian ([personal profile] ioudas) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowllogs2013-01-07 03:16 pm

(in the end you're just sitting at an oak table watching people drink ; open.)

WHO: Cross Marian [personal profile] ioudas and you! (plus closed for Vesper Lynd [personal profile] loveknot)
WHERE: Xavier Institute (and around, should anyone wish)
WHEN: Late at night, Sunday night.
WARNINGS: None!
SUMMARY: Cross Marian is up to some very shifty things.
FORMAT: spam to start and then taggers choice!



(Not that he wasn't pleased that he lost his other abilities when his magic returned to him (he wasn't pleased), Cross had been suffering with the notion that he could possibly do some actual science that was related to his field. Or, in other words, he was going to take Maria out and see his synchronization level.

Should it work, then perhaps he would actually use her for evil rather than good; there were some people he owned money to that he would love to get off his back. Sadly, it seemed that more and more that his debts were catching up to other people, and the people of the City didn't seem that charmed with his idea of never paying them back.

Alas, that's what credit cards and never paying them were for.

He digresses, however, to his main point on this night. No one around the Institute, therefore no one really asking why he was carrying such a huge, for lack of a better word, coffin. He had lied to the cab driver, saying that it was a slab for a very piece of eccentric furniture that was made out of pure granite. Curious little thing, lying was. Though, in interest of complete 'guess what i took to the Xavier Institute', Cross had asked to be dropped off not too far from it. Getting to the lab with it wouldn't be that hard- a small incentive to be known as being quite odd.

It also left him with wonderful and exciting lies to tell!
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professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-12 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
[Unfortunately, with so many in-house faculty residents, there can never truly be no one around at the Institute. Especially not when you're a night owl.

The light already would have been coming from Hank's lab, but it's the noise of Cross dragging along his box that gets Big Blue to the doorway. He hadn't expected anyone else to be here. He rubs his eyes and leans against the doorjam when Cross passes closely enough. He looks a bit tired.
]

So, what's that you're working on?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-13 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm always up. [Well, maybe not always, but around this time, at least. Sleep is overrated anyway.

He looks the box over with a frown.
] It's a bit morbid, don't you think?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-20 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
A coffin-shaped chuck of granite, sure.

[He glances down at his feet, shaking his head.] Amanda's hardly been gone four months. I don't need an instant rebound!
professorlionface: (Um.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-21 09:31 am (UTC)(link)
Well, now you're just being obtuse. [Because dang son look at that thing.]

And yes, that is precisely what a rebound is. Which is why I wouldn't have shot the idea down if that was what I wanted.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-22 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Bah, this is normal for me! I'll hole myself away when a project really gets going, only emerging for coffee and my classes, and always a bath to precede the latter, of course. And then, once it's over, [He spreads out his arms with a smile.] hey, it's back to being the life of the party!

[He rests back into a slouch, giving Cross' slab another look.] Are you sure you don't need a hand with that? You know my arms aren't just for show, right?
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-24 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I never cared for keeping a secret identity, and I guess I'm lucky in that it hasn't really been available to me anymore for a while. They tend to do more harm than good. This way I get to work openly without the headache.

[He shakes his head.] It's just digging into some genetic markers, seeing if I can find anything interesting. My kind of thing, I don't know if it's really your style. You're changing the subject.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-25 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I doubt that. Its far too much work hiding [He waves a hand down his torso.] all of this. And once I did, what would I even do with it? I already have everything I do associated with the primary identity, and it's two years too late to start from scratch.

If you're that far behind, am I going to have to walk you through 150 years of scientific progress before I can explain what I'm doing?
professorlionface: (Let's consider this.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-27 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
213cm, over 600 pounds, covered head to toe in deep blue fur and...oh, right, the whole I'm kind of a cat thing. It doesn't really compare, next to me you look like a relatively normal person! But if I still cared, I'd go back to putting all that work into making latex masks. I'm still missing the part where I'm supposed to want a dual identity!

[ Hank moves back out of the doorway to give Cross clearance.] Basically, I'm working to map the imPort genome, looking for common elements between various Porter-altered samples.
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-01-30 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I don't really have any interest in disappearing.

[He glances over at Cross inspecting the desk, but then there's still the slab in the hall. You know what they say about cats and curiosity.]

What we can do with it once the thread's been discovered is still up in the air, it may depend on the commonality's nature to begin with. But finding it would certainly expand our understanding of the physiological changes Lachesis makes when we arrive.
professorlionface: (Upon further examination...)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-02 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[He calls back from the hallway, deciding to take a closer look at the box.] If ever I did, it was when I was younger. I'm quite fine where I am now, really.

[After much deliberation, he gives it an experimental knock.] We're running them through any number of tests. Anything that would be likely to turn up some kind of marker.
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-03 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[He snaps back like a kid with his hand caught in a cookie jar and just...slowly turns around and walks in behind Cross.]

I never said it was easy, it was a process. I'm just on the other end of it.
professorlionface: (Can't be overly concerned at the moment!)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-04 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
It can be a good life! It's best when you have a balance between the two, but slowing down has its merits.

[He raises an eyebrow at Cross, glncing out the door through the side of his eyes.]

No one decorates a lab. It tends to interfere with the clean environment.
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-02-07 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
There can be, if you approach it from a scientific perspective, but failing that...well, that's why you need a balance.

[He frowns, looking at Cross incredulously.] You're kidding.

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