GiftsGiftsIt was 3am, and Evey was making her way back to bed. Sleep for her was still an irregular companion since she'd emerged from her cell. She'd had remarkably few nightmares, but more corporeal matters still interfered. Her body seemed to be trying to make up for lost time since she'd been taking in more nourishment, and she frequently found herself awake from hunger.Passing V's dressing area, she caught a glimpse of white floating in the darkness there. She turned to look and, yes, there he was again. His face was tilted up toward the Ophelia painting, arms slack and graceless at his side
just staring. She could just make out that he was rocking slightly to and fro, as one in a trance or about to collapse.Carefully Evey moved forward into his field of vision. He didn't move - there was no sign he'd noticed her at all. She shuffled one foot, deliberately making a slig
PlaymatesFOOM!ernk-ernk-ernk-ernk-BLAM!nnnnnnNNNYYYOOOMMmmmmmmPOW!*thudthudthud* "C'mon you guys, other people need the Danger Room too!"WHAM! ("Missed!")"Are they in there again?""Again? Try still."takatakatakatakatakaBOOMMMM! ("Have to do better than that, mon ami!" "Ha! 'I will show you that there are better men left in England than ever went thieving to France.'")"What'd he say?""I dunno. He does that.""Afternoon, all! I... oh dear - are they still in there?""Yep. Gambit's got a new favorite playmate, it looks like."PHOOOOOM!BRAP-BRAP-BRAP-WHUNK! ("Oof! Almost!")"I don't care if he's the Professor's guest; I'm about to kick his ass back across the pond...""Oh shut up, Wolverine, you're just miffed 'cos they didn't ask you along.""Rrrrrrrrrr...""Girls, girls, you're both pretty and you're both goin
Turning Point, part 3(Conclusion of "Turning Point")The chimes of Big Ben sounded faintly from above, causing the Inspector to flinch slightly. The odd shapes his life had taken on since he'd found these two had served to insulate him temporarily from events above, but this sound brought that world snapping back into focus all of a sudden.He's still got sixteen hours. The words from a year and a lifetime ago came back to haunt him. Now time was up.He looked up and saw Miss Hammond's eyes flash for a moment at the sounding of midnight."It's time." Quickly she rose and moved to the explosives-laden train."Wait!" The word escaped Finch automatically and he reached out.The young woman turned calmly. "Are you going to stop me, Inspector?"Everything was happening too fast, suddenly. "Just
tell me why.""Because he was right.""About what?""The world needs more than just a building right now. It needs hope.