El has been with the site for nearly two years now and has continued to prove her value. Currently, she is heading up our site event, Battle for Liberterram, on top of keeping up with her own personal plots.
Lux's posts are all wonderful to read. She has done a wonderful job of grasping the new universe and incorporating Peggy into it.
It's good to see Spidey back on the site. Watching him deal with the universe shift in his own snarky way has been nothing short of entertaining.
Eight O'Clock on the Dot!
El and Lux are making magic in this thread. Straight up fireworks, and the way they've played with drawing out the reveal is top class.
Wanda nodded a bit. She hadn’t been to Manhattan all that often, despite its relative proximity to Genosha. “I don’t often have the chance to ‘be a tourist,’” she admitted in reply, “When I travel, it is usually for business.” At least these days. When she was younger, it had been all about survival and she hadn’t had the time to take in the sights in any meaningful way. She didn’t mind, however. She knew that what she did now helped many people, and she was proud of that fact. The more people that she could help - especially those like her - the more her life meant.
She smiled as they paused in their walk while Megan admired a flower stall not too far from their path. “Yes, I quite enjoy it,” she replied with a nod. Wanda had met the young woman selling the flowers a few times before and she gave a small wave of greeting to her as her companion took in the beauty of her creations. Wanda sometimes wished that she had the power to create like that, but her blessings were in other areas. It took many kinds to forge a society, after all, and her abilities had their own helpful uses.
Megan took her wallet over to the stall and Wanda followed after her, greeting the owner quietly as her new friend looked through the offerings. She even took a moment to dig through her purse for some money to drop into the money jar she kept on the counter, declining the woman’s offer of a gift of thanks.
“What keeps me around?” Wanda repeated as she thought over the question, “I suppose it’s the people, more than anything. I enjoy spending time with Genosha’s citizens, and I have spent much of my time on various community projects. I like seeing those grow and prosper. And it is nice to have all of my family nearby.” And to not have people bitterly attacking them because of their heritage, as Wanda had experienced as a child.
In a way, Megan was a little jealous of the life that Wanda had been afforded. Despite all the persecution she had suffered through, she still had a father that was fiercely devoted to her. Just like Megan’s parents had been, until they became victims for protecting Megan.
’But have you never wondered what the world is like? The real world, the real people? It’s really not all bad, there are so many great people out there.’
Taking her flowers and trying to smell them once more, Megan continued to follow Wanda to the original destination. Her eyes fluttering around constantly at all the things she had never gotten around to viewing, all the sights and sounds, and the occasional smell that penetrated her natural defenses.
’I mean, wouldn’t you ever just want to be ‘ordinary’, be in a place where people don’t… Look up to you all the time?’
It was a weird sight that was completely alien to Megan, all the people around her took note of the presence of Wanda and by proxy Megan too. It was like she was wearing something stupid, and people were silently watching and judging her for it. The experience was jarring, and also helped make her feel a little bit uncomfortable about spending time with Wanda, regardless of how good it felt to find someone that had no ulterior motive for a change.
’I can’t blame you for sticking around for family though, I knew I would do the same.’ She added, glancing away and imagining a life where she had never underwent Terrigenesis and her parents had never had to sacrifice themselves to keep Megan and her sister safe…
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