Moving Misfit

February 03, 2015:

Oracle has Misfit come round to discuss what they're going to do now Lady B is on extended mission

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Fade In…

Lady Blackhawk has been called out of town for an extended mission. How extended? No one knows and that leaves Oracle with a small problem, having somewhere for Misfit to live. The young woman, now known as Misfit, has had a hard couple of years - Oracle is well aware of that and really wants to avoid any feeling of displacement that can occur with such an abrupt change in living arrangements. So, she's invited Misfit to the Clocktower so they can talk.

The redhead is in her monitoring room now, watching her screens and expecting the young chaos magic muppet to arrive…. any time soon….

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Hard couple. That isn't even the true depth of her hard time, though she is one would say blessedly unaware of the extent of things. Nope she just lost her 'mom' and 'sister' to a tragic apartment fire. Really much of her immaturity and rashness could probably be attributed to all of this. Or maybe she is a chaos muppet right.

Her arms hug you in the chair from behind though "Hi O!" always so chipper on the surface, Charlie leans past you to peer at the monitors "What are we fighting tonight?" always on too. She has on her Misfit-Bat armor Batwing made her.

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The hug causes Oracle to jump slightly, only because she hadn't heard Misfit arrive (she never does) and the redhead raises her arms to hug the young womans arms. "Hello there yourself. The usual, muggers, gangs, thieves…." HYDRA, SRD… you name it really. Turning to face the young vigilante, Oracles eyebrows raise "Wow, that armour looks great. I saw the blueprints and it laid out, but on, it's even better. Turn around, let me look…. do you like it?"

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Charlie is grinning like a fool at the compliment on the armor. "IT is AMazing!" she steps back now giving you a much better look at it on her there. It is definitely bat, but then it was fabbed off in the science bunker. The floppy ear though and color variations, there is no mistaking her for serious Batgirl though. Still grinning like she might hurt her jaw she slowly turns now showing it off. Complete with utility belt, bat grapple, and the works there, Batwing didn't stop short. "The goggles are totes even better than I asked for.. they do infrared and lowlight like I thought of .. but he is like brilliant.. it has a HUD in them.. like it can display video, text, and it helps lock targets.. which is ridiculous but amazing…" oh yeah that is Waynetech. Charlie though seems near a squee noise though.

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Oracle can understand why the young woman is squeeing… if she'd had similar as batgirl she would have 'squeed' as well but times change… and the costume is pretty awesome. "I'm glad you like it… it suits you too." she blows out a breath "And I'm much happier that you're safer as well."

Pointing to the kitchenette, Oracle points with her chin, "Go, get yourself some food and a soda. We need to talk about what we're going to do now Lady B is on mission." we are going to do.

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"Righto!" turning and heading towards the kitchen, the cape retracts to be out of the way, and she peels the cowl and goggles off now letting her hair free. "Well she is just going to do something about an island and the old country or something, do you think she is going to need backup?" Charlie starts to loot the fridge now.

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Babs watches as Misfit raids the fridge, a fond smile appearing on her face. "No, she doesn't need backup." she sighs "I got word today that the mission is going to be extended and they can't tell me how long. It could be months if not longer." The redhead watches Misfit carefully to see how the news is received "It means, Charlie…. that she won't be home to watch over you. I'm so sorry."

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The teen's shoulders tense up as she keeps on rummaging in the fridge. It is visible especially to a trained observer. She keeps rummaging, though now it is more aimless. "Right. Okay." rummage "What about.." she trails off and pulls out a small box of cold pizza and just sits on the kitchen area floor now. ".. I liked that room." she says very softly.

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"Sit at the table, love" Oracle won't push the issue and her heart really is breaking for the young teen. "The room at Lady B's?" the redhead speaks quietly. "I know… and it's a terrible thing to have do to you… but I would feel better knowing you had someone with you."

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Charlie shrugs a bit, I mean hell it could be the room at her mom's place for all she is referencing. "Yeah…" she finally answers "It started to feel like mine.. I mean I know it wasn't cause she was just letting me stay there and all but it was nice for a while." a big slow sigh as she exhales, not opening the box or getting up yet from the floor and staring at the open fridge. "I get it.. I mean it is too big and empty for just me." she frowns next "And.. well if another demon comes for me it would probably be bad to be asleep all alone…"

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Another demon comes for me the words register with Babs and she stares at Misfit in shock before recovering her normal calm demeanour. "Your going to have to explain that to me, next" she murmurs as she watches the young woman. "I am sorry, Charlie. But you've got the gist of /why/ right there. Where do you think you might like to stay?" Babs has a few ideas, but she wants to see where Charlie's thinking is at.

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She finally shuts the door and leans back against the island in the kitchen, blindly reaching to set the pizza box up on it but she stays on the floor. "I dunno…" she isn't about to say what she might really like, it is all interconnected with her abandonment issues. I mean sure she has a couple ideas too but they are fraught with peril on this front. In one case she is a probationary member and they could decide she is too wierd or too much trouble, which is why she never reported the demon incursion to Gar and Vorpal, what if they blame her right. The other well could just be disappointing. Charlie goes a long way to make that pretty easy to grasp with the next soft words "Somewhere I won't have to leave."

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If only that were the case, but life deals some pretty bad deals sometimes and then sometimes, you simply grow up and it's time to move on. Babs watches the young woman on the floor, and raises an eyebrow "Well, there are no guarantees in life. But I know that if we were to speak to the Titans they may consider having you there… or… there's here." Babs isn't sure that Charlie even knows about the living quarters in the Clocktower. If the Clocktower is private, the living quarters are even more so. They are the inhabitants sanctuary, within the sanctuary.

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Charlie tenses up a bit there "I.. I'm not a titan yet there is a probation period." she … well this might be the only time she has even awknowledged she read the charter and knows she is on probation. "They would sure let me move in tomorrow.. but .. I might not make the voting cut when it comes ot the final vote and .. then I would have to leave… and .. really I don't know what I will do if they do that in general.. I'll probably lose it O… but if I have to leave the team and move.." she makes a guh nose and bangs her head back against the island lightly, no danger of hurting herself.

Then well the rest sinks in and Charlie blinks at you "You.. would really let me stay here?" heck… Charlie adores Oracle but she isn't positive Oracle likes her enough to let her live here. She isn't the most empathetically aware of teenagers, but then, teenager.

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To be fair to Charlie, Babs is a reserved person in general and outwards signs of affection are limited in general but she does love her team and she is even fonder of the chaos muppet.

Babs smiles fondly and nods "I totes would" that makes her laugh a little "Remember, with the Titans, you're also my protegee and I would speak on your behalf too." That would be an interesting discussion. "But, yes, I would absolutely have you stay here. I was going to before Lady B came home and she's much better at that home thing than me. I think you might be a little bored here." After all, Babs works, see's Rowan, sleeps a little and works some more.

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Charlie blushes at the totes would and smiles, it may be one of the most shy normal smiles you have ever seen out of the girl. "I think she is better at the cooking and making sure I do chores, not sure if that is what you meant…" then Charlie blinks "Have you been to the farmhouse… it isn't exactly exciting… I mean there is a reason I spend all my nights here in the city." Well besides her crippling obsession to make a difference and make you and batgirl proud. That and the whole beloning and family business. That said the farmhosue is quite rural pretty quiet and empty. She perks a bit "I can bring my stuff… like my game system and posters..?" she doesn't actually own .. well almost anything.

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"I haven't been out to the farmhouse in a very long time." Babs smiles over at Charlie "Yes, I can imagine it was a little to quiet for you." She shakes her head "I just meant that Lady B is probably more suited to living with a teenager. After all, Misfit, I work… and that's kind of it." The perking up is noted and Babs smiles "Sure and if you want, we can go pick out some more. Maybe we can take Rowan shopping and traumatise him with surfacer pop culture."

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That gets a laugh out of Charlie "Well.. yes I imagine we could traumatize him." she pauses "Have you told him what you do yet or are you still keeping that a secret?" hey valid question after all. "Also.. you should probably spend more time with Rowan anyhow, he is nice."

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"I want to know about the demon when I've answered that." Babs quirks an eyebrow at the teen, she hadn't forgotten. "Rowan knows I'm into computing but he doesn't know what I do" Babs sighs a little "And no, he doesn't know I'm Oracle. And doesn't ask when I have to put him off or change our dates or can't see him." He just gets it. The redhead smiles a bit "We are trying to spend more time together. We both like each other, a lot."

"Now… Charlie. What's this about a demon chasing you or hunting you or….." She looks thoroughly bemused at the thought.

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Charlie nods "He is genuinely a nice guy… I doubt he would be put off .. I mean he is superhero dragon guy. I just worry he will figure it out and be mad at you Babs." she then blinks at the demon business "Oh right.. remember that demon on the hill that was staring at me in limbo.. the big dog thing… it showed up at the titans place while I was making everyone my killer mac n cheese."

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Charlie and Babs both… worry that is. "I don't know. He's a commando himself, he knows about keeping secrets. I just can't yet… and I don't know how or when either." Time to change the subject. Babs blinks at the demon story "How on earth did the demon get into the Castle? Have you told Vorpal?" Rapid fire questions from the redhead.

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Charlie pulls herself up to claim a chair at the island where the pizza is, working the box open and taking one of the slices "I.. um haven't yet…" she sighs "I probably should.. I figure it found one of those stepping disks that smelled like me or something and came looking after it saw us in limbo…"

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"The demon coming looking for you, I get… it was very interested in you for sure. But how did it into the Titan Castle." Babs looks at the young woman with a stern look "They need to know so they can make sure their wards are in place. They won't be angry with you."

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Charlie blinks "They have wards?" of course, she cuts through wards like butter but well wards. New concept "Like… do not cross this threshold business?" she huhs and nods "Okay I will make sure to tell Vorpal and Zee I guess… K'nert sent the demon home and Bobby took the bill from Jay for the cleanup."

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"Do" Babs sighs and shakes her head "Tell Vorpal at the very least, he's the leader and he'll need to know." The redhead grins just a little "I'll have to get someone in here to reinforce the wards, they haven't been done in a while." A very long while in fact.

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Charlie looks dismayed and around "There are wards here…" she frowns "Do we even know someone magical… oooh right… we could have Fenris do them. He totes knows all kind of magic!" she scarfs a slice of pizza. "He is teaching me" she says covering her mouth mid chew, not wanting to gross anyone out.

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"I know a couple of magical people, including a certain Druid." Babs smiles as Charlie eats the Pizza and covers her mouth as she does. "But maybe Fenris will too. And he's teaching you magic… Well, I suppose you could do worse than an elder god." Or maybe that's not such a great thing. "When you've finished the Pizza, want to come and check the rooms out with me, choose one you like?"

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