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Jul 13 2018, 04:11 PM
While others were settling into their rooms and probably delighting in the novelty of being in England, Ruby was delighting in something else. Namely, British tv. American tv was ok, and the school had had access to plenty of channels, but there was one that Ruby missed. Dave. A channel described as 'the home of witty banter.' Her biological dad had been quite fond it and to be fair, it had some decent things on like Red Dwarf, and QI, and some of the programmes that made fun of political things. Ruby was a bit too young to really get the references, but she remembered watching the show with her biological dad when he wasn't in a bad mood, so they were so nice memories attached to those shows.

Curled up on the sofa, Ruby giggled away at the various amusing things on the tv, like the moonwalking bird, and the bit about the Acropolis. She had really missed QI and was happy to be able to catch a few episodes before Red Dwarf came on. Some of the conversations were a little bit over head, but who cared? Stephen Fry was pretty funny. So were the people on the panel. It was also a good distraction from something that was worrying her. The thing to do with Leeds. The worry stemming from the fact that it was her hometown and the fact that David had gone up with some of the others to do... something. Presumably sort out whatever bad shit was happening and hopefully all return in one piece.

In between giggles, she managed to drink some of her tea and choke on it. That was truly a miracle. Although the sound of someone else coming into the room caused her to stifle her giggling as much as she could. Which was pretty hard to do. Sometimes giggling was one of those things you couldn't stop once you started.
Jul 7 2018, 03:45 PM
The town of Maldon was not a bad place. It was rather mutant friendly, which was great. It meant that no one stared or said anything rude to Ruby as she wandered around the town. They were due to leave on the 15th, so she had decided to do some exploring. The trip had been nice, except for the fight that was. That had been terrible, especially the New Mutants had done nothing except be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was just grateful they weren't in any serious trouble. Hell, David hadn't even been mad at her. He had been more.... proud? Probably as she had stood up for herself instead of cowering away.

As she explored the high street, Ruby noted various charity shops and nipped in a few of them to browse. Charity shops were great, you could find almost anything in them and as the stock changed regularly, it was a good idea to check one if you were near. This attitude paid off and she soon found a couple of Stephen King novels that she might have to smuggle into the school using one of Roans portals. Some of the adults were trying to discourage her reading horror novels, feeling that they might be one of the causes of her nightmares. Ruby was willing to agree with that, but at the same time she was not so happy about not reading horror novels. They were interesting and much better than the usual dreck that was aimed at kids her age.

After a browsing a few shops, Ruby decided it might be time to find a bench and organise the plastic shopping bag she had with her so that certain novels were not on top and presumably out of sight. Still she couldn't resist getting a few of them and scanning a few of the pages for passages that she liked. Something about these books just fascinated her and sometimes caused her to drift off into the world in the pages, occasionally oblivious to the world around her.

Jul 6 2018, 02:45 PM
When Ruby had suggested visiting Leeds at some point, she hadn't expected it to happen so soon. It had just been something that she and David talked about one day while in the Baccarat swimming pool. A week later there had been talk of a trip to England. A nice relaxing time after recent events. Even then, she had been unsure if a trip to her hometown was going to happen. After all, there had been that incident in China town. An incident she had been involved in. At first she had thought that David would have been mad at her, he didn't like violence unless it was self defence, which it had been but there was still a lingering doubt that he might be a little disappointed in her.

The journey hadn't been that long, even on Britain's not so good rail system it had only taken about two and a half hours. It had felt longer once they had started to get closer to Leeds. Ruby's excitement had built up and she had been twisting around in her seat, trying to catch better glimpses out of the window. Having not been out of the city much when she lived there, she was not too familiar with the great British countryside and the view was a lot better than she had thought it would be.

Finally, they were there. Back in Leeds but this time not to have a meeting with two unpleasant jerks she was glad she never had to see again. This time, they were there for fun. To do some shopping and enjoy themselves. Once they were off the train, there was the issue of the crowds of people in the train station, but Ruby did her best to stay calm, she had faced aliens she could handle a bit of a crowd, right? Eventually they made it outside and into Leeds city centre.

"Ok...." Ruby said, sounding a bit anxious. "How about we find somewhere quiet first and calm down a bit?" If being surrounded by people was bad for her, it was worse for David. She didn't have telepathy. The main problem she had was being aware of peoples blood. "There's a little ginnel down there that should be quiet enough." Then they could get their bearings and decide where they wanted to go.

Jun 8 2018, 05:05 PM
At first Ruby had been a bit confused as to why David suggested they meet up at the hotel pool. He knew she didn't swim and was generally terrified of water. But then she remembered his plan to help her overcome her fear of water. She had agreed to try but hadn't realised that it would be so soon when they did try. If anyone else but Legion (or maybe Mr Gideon) had asked her to go near the water she would have refused. But she trusted those two and would go near the water if they thought it would help. Besides, David was her dad now, he wasn't about to let anything bad happen to her.

She took her time going down to the pool, reminding herself that it was safe. There would be people nearby if something bad happened. Which it wouldn't because she was safe with David. It wasn't like he was going to push her into the pool or anything. Right?

Still rather nervous, she headed into the area by the pool, making sure she was far away from the water. For a minute or so it, the pool itself caught her attention she gazed at it. All that water... So potentially dangerous. A shudder went through her and she went to find her parent instead of watching people splash around. Trying to act as though she was not scared, she was singing to herself as she went to her parent.

I hear you calling Marian
Across the water, across the wave
I hear you calling Marian
Can you hear me calling you to
Save me, save me, save me from the
Marian, there's a weight above me
And the pressure is all too strong
To breathe deep
Breathe long and hard.
To take the water down and go to sleep....

Jun 3 2018, 05:27 PM
The school was probably not going to be finished for a while, so everyone was still living at the hotel. This was good in that it was safe and comfortable, but bad in that there was little to no routine. No classes, either, but that was not so bad. At least there was no PT. Ruby was really glad about that. Physical stuff was just not her. She could practice all she wanted but might always find it hard. And that was fine by her. Being athletic was not part of being a medic, or at the very least, being very athletic wasn't. She could improve and maybe scrape by.

While classes were not happening, mentoring still was. That was good, Ruby liked spending time with Martyr. He was a great mentor, always calm and kind and helpful and Ruby doubted that she was an easy person to mentor. Others might find him boring but Ruby liked how safe he was. There were never any nasty surprises, but usually there were interesting stories. And Mr Gideon had been the one who had gotten her a diary to try and help her express herself. Sadly the diary was now ash. She had left it at the school when they had left for Colorado as she hadn't wanted anyone to know she kept a diary. There had been nothing amazing written in it, but she liked the keep things private. Now it was gone and she was thinking about getting a new one. Maybe.

She approached the room she knew her mentor was staying in, a big bag of Cadburys chocolate buttons in one hand, and knocked. She wouldn't dream of going into someone's room without express permission. Despite all their faults, her parents had taught her some manners, even if they had never followed them.
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