NPC Conversations Cont.
Jack & Mandy (@lunacyde)
He took the comment with a respectable calm; and then--
Jack: It was very nice meeting you.
His hand, hung in midair, waiting. She took it and the two shared a firm but friendly handshake.
Mandy: Nice meeting you too. I'm sure I'll see you around!
Mandy smiled at him; she knew there was a needed balance between professor and peer, and she was still working on finding that, but if all her students were like Jack then maybe this whole experience wouldn't be as difficult as she thought.
Max & Victor (@seagod)
Victor was so focused on everything Max was saying, it felt so nice to be listened to, honestly.
Max: Yes sir I'm Max Eliss I'm the youngest of the three though surprised you know my siblings as they never showed any interest in engineering, I agree about engineering though a well equipped person can turn the tides against even the most powerful or skilled opponent!
Victor: You've got a good head on you Max. As for your siblings. They've tripped my security systems a few times, I wouldn't forget troublemakers like them. They're good kids though, great heroes too, even if they never stepped foot in my class. I'm glad to have gotten one from your family though. I certainly look forward to helping you build your path as a hero.
He was glad to get to see one of his future students show interest in the subject. Half the time his students just want to learn how to build death-rays, kids, am I right?
Amane and Nora (@geekryan)
The two began to walk back to their dorms, Nora skipping to keep up with Amane's strides, but she didn't mind, it was fun for her!
Amane: So tell me a bit about yourself! What are your talents? I see we'll both be taking Magic this semester.
Someone asking about Nora's abilities? Back home she'd have to hide these things, what a welcome experience this was!
Nora: I don't really know what I do! I mean, I can try and explain it. So, well, I can project this light sometimes and I don't have good control of it but it seems to be able to either heal or hurt people. I don't like hurting though, so I use it to try and help. I can also feel how other people feel, like, if someone is sad I can feel them being sad, or if someone is angry I can feel that too. My favorite is when people feel happy because I get to feel all happy with them! It's such a warm feeling!
Nora could go on and on and on about this, but she stops herself.
Nora: I'm doing magic though because it always seemed fun and I don't know if what I do is magic or not. I guess I want to just figure it out. I got these abilities after something happened to me and my brother. We were in the woods and suddenly there was this dark hole and we got pulled inside it. He got taken by some weird shadow thing but I was protected by this light so I went and grabbed him. When we got out I could do the light thing but his power was different. It hurts him sometimes, so I help him with my light stuff.
Despite how innocent she is, Nora has clearly been through some sort of traumatic event, but her emotional maturity is fairly advanced for someone her age.
Ryan & Hugo (@just_banter)
Hugo stared at Ryan, expecting an answer.
Ryan: That's what everyone around me's always said. It seems like my esper abilities come from my biology, that's why I wanted to do this class. Back when some guys from Omnium tried to pick me up for 'testing', they mentioned something about some gene or another. It made me real special they said. 'Z' gene, was it? Or maybe 'K?' In any case, I told them, no, but they wouldn't take it for an answer, so I uh... told them no a bit less politely. They kept coming back for me after that but they weren't as talkative anymore, so I never did figure out what they were after. Sorry, I started rambling!
Hugo shifts his weight, listening. His gaze unfaltering.
Ryan: Anyway, people have been talking to me about evolution my whole life, so I'm pretty curious as to what it's all about. We evolved from monkeys and the like, right? It also took millions of years for it to work, so it seems pretty strange for evolution to give us superpowers all of a sudden, but that's probably why I'm not an expert.
Hugo takes in what Ryan says and winces a bit.
Hugo: Forced evolution by Omnium. They stole my research. It increases your potential but used in the improper environment and results can be... fatal. And yes.. we did evolve from apes; though some of us decided to keep that primal form.
The way he says this has a certain harshness to him. Could he be referring to Armstrong....?