Your Water's Poison

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Alexia Parish » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Lexi rolled her eyes. "God, we don't have all day." She glanced around and then lifted her rifle, smacking him in the temple with the butt of it to knock him out. He dropped like a sack of hammers and sagged against Hale, who blinked rapidly as the sensation surrounding him abruptly lifted. "Now let's go."

"You could have attempted diplomacy."

"I just did." They easily hefted him and dragged him outside into a waiting black car, tucking him in the backseat with his head against the window. Hale got into the driver's seat. "Move."

When he woke up again, it was in a living area, on a couch with the TV in front of him blaring news softly.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:25 pm

His head was a blur, splitting like fault crack. He groaned and lifted his hand to hold his head. His vision was blurred and swimming as he tried to take in his surroundings. He squinted at the TV, searching for a date, the time. Whatever.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:32 pm

It stated March 9th, 2018. He was dressed in plain grey clothing, and the dirt and grime had been cleaned. He smelled faintly of soap. After a few moments, the man who had been at the crate stepped inside, unarmed. "Good morning," he stated with a faint smile. He had a tray in his hands with fresh fruit and vegetables. "Breakfast," he pointed at it, unsure of the man's English proficiency. He mimed eating.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:54 pm

Axel's head kind of rolled in Hale's direction and he shook his head. "Water?" He asked hoarsely. Not only had he been heavily drugged, he was also suffering from dehydration and possible malnourishment. In other words, he was a mess.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 pm

"Of course." He tapped the glass on the side of the tray and set it down on the coffee table in front of him. He moved a bit closer and sat down on the far end of the couch. "You're safe. You're at the Brotherhood of Mutants. It's an organization dedicated to mutant safety and wellbeing. Bit of a sexist name, as Lexi keeps pointing out. Lexi, ah, my partner. You'll excuse her indelicacy. You are not a prisoner here. You're free to leave, but we hope you will stay. Those who have no place to call home are welcome so long as they contribute."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:11 pm

Axel reached for the glass. He missed the first time and almost spilled it but managed to clasp it with both hands and he raised it to his lips to drink, which he had to fight not to guzzle down once the liquid hit his tongue.

Tall, dark, and handsome spoke so many words. So many. Axel was proficient in English, but he was not entirely altogether at the moment. "Yuri--will not be pleased," he said weakly, resting his head back against the couch. "I was--worth a lot of money to him."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:12 pm

"Yes, well, Yuri doesn't have my particular skillset." Hale smiled again, very faint.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:20 pm

Axel tilted his head to look at the other man. "You are--like me." It wasn't a question. He'd called them a brotherhood of mutants after all.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:22 pm

"I am," he nodded. "Hale Mizana." He held out his hand.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Axel sort of just stared at his hand. "I'm Axel. I don't--shake hands. Sorry." He sighed and closed his eyes resting his head back on the couch again as he brought his knees up to his chest and hugged them to himself. He ached all over, which meant he was probably going into withdrawal already.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:06 pm

"Here," Hale handed him a bottle of small, round white pills. "Put one under your tongue. It should help manage your symptoms."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Alexia Parish » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:25 pm

"Helloooo," another voice manifested before the person, someone Axel recognized from the crate. "Hey, I went to the clinic and got some... oh, you got it. Hey, do I scream crackwhore to you? Like no questions asked. Come on, dude."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 am

"Thank you." He took the bottle gingerly from Hale and took one of the pills like he said to place under his tongue. They were both so loud, but the woman was definitely loudest. "I wouldn't say crackwhore, necessarily, but you're very intimidating."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Alexia Parish » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:18 am

"What? I am not," She scowled and crossed her arms. Intimidatingly.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:25 am

He smirked a little. "Whatever you say."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:55 am

Lexi stuck her tongue out at him. "You smoke?" she tugged a cigarette from behind her ear.

"Not in here."

"You got a light?"

"Absolutely not."

"Oh, come on."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:07 am

"Despite how it may appear, I do not enjoy polluting my body with harmful substances." He spoke so formally for someone they probably thought was a methhead. Axel himself was surprised Hale was not all over him by now. Perhaps he'd sensed him wrong. Perhaps he was indeed not attracted to men. Like Lexi.

"However, that is not to say I have never indulged in the smoking of medicinal herbs." Aka cannabis.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:07 am

"Well, buddy, that I can accommodate. You just hang tight. I'll get you some medicine like you won't believe." Lexi grinned as she flounced off, leaving Axel alone with Hale, who was gazing at him curiously. not knowing the exact manner in which to bring it up.

Finally, he gestured to the seat next to him, and sat down beside him. "I could feel something unusual emanating from you. It created an inordinate degree of heightened awareness of you at the docks. I can feel this once more now that we are safe." He tilted his head. "Is that your mutation? You induce lust, in those who are attracted to men?"

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:10 am

Axel's face and neck flushed red and he sighed taking in a deep breath and exhaling slowly. "Yes. I can also--create pleasure without physical contact."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:00 pm

"I see." Hale didn't seem to have any particular difficulty with this, despite his confirmation that he was in fact affected. "Your predicament makes further sense. I wish you to know that you were not brought here for this purpose."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:35 am

He opened his eyes and watched Hale closely, daring to let their eyes meet for he needed to see his eyes. He needed to know if he was speaking the truth. Of course, this would increase that feeling of longing and need in Hale but it was a necessary risk. "I believe you."

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:02 am

Hale met his eyes, and gave a nod, serious. He didn't shy away and for all intents and purposes seemed very much in control of himself. "Good. Is this your first time in the States?"

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:00 am

It was refreshing Axel was very rarely able to have conversations with people and give them his full attention. He nodded as he gripped his knees a little tighter against his chest. "It is." The medicine Hale had given him helped but he still felt like death warmed over.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Hale Mizana » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:04 am

"We're located in Manhattan. If you are feeling up to it later on, perhaps you would like a tour." Hale gazed at him, steady and focused.

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Re: Your Water's Poison

Postby XMR Axel Sestol » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:27 am

He nodded smiling softly, which gave him a sort of innocent appeal were it not for how sick he looked. "Thank you. I have a feeling, however, it is going to get worse before it gets better."


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