Oliver walks up to the coffee place, peering around searchingly. He doesn't seem to be early, but takes a seat on a bench until his date arrives.
Amy silently approaches, almost freaky silent. She's dressed a little light for the cold weather. "Well now, I didn't keep you waiting, did I?"
Black Ice glances over his shoulder, forming a smile. "No, not at all."
Amy: She hooks her thumbs into her beltloops and offers a grin. "So, coffee?"
Black Ice: "And you're looking absolutely stunning once more." he stands up briefly, motioning towards the bench.
Black Ice: "Shouldn't I be the one to ask and pay? Being the bloke?"
The city's angriest teenager, Blue Freedom, lands on top of the building that houses Pat's Coffee. She'd look over the side of the building and peer down at Oliver and his date.
Amy: "Well, I don't know, that's up to you. I'm fine either way."
Black Ice: "Hmm, so what would you like to drink then?" He smiles, "A lady isn't supposed to do all the work on a date, ye? I mean, it is a date, isn't it?"
Heartbeat floats silently up the side of one of the buildings behind Blue and then makes her way slowly over to behind her and crouches next to her.
Amy gives Oliver a sly smile, studying him over the rim of her tiny glasses. "I would think so... a gentleman, huh? Dying breed."
Black Ice: "An attempt to be, at least?" he curls up one corner of his mouth, smirking.
Amy: "As for what I want... oh, anything is fine. I'm not picky."
Black Ice: "Mhm, I'll be right back out then. I'll get something recommended with some fancy Italian name."
Oliver excuses himself, disappearing inside for a while.
Amy turns and leans against the wall, waiting.
Black Ice comes back out a bit later, holding only one cup of coffee.
Black Ice: "Here you go, a... some fancy Italian name, but I reckon it'll taste great regardless."
Black Ice holds out the cup for her.
Amy: "Oh, thanks shug. None for yourself?" She takes the cup, perking a brow as she looks at him.
Blue Freedom speaks in a low tone, just loud enough for heartbeat to hear. "I was just going to ask that myself... "
Black Ice: "Nah, I don't drink hot drinks. It's, uh... not important, they're just not good for me."
Amy sips her coffee, then sighs. "Mmm... can't handle caffeine, huh?"
Heartbeat whispers in a soft tone to Blue. "I hope he's going to be ok."
Black Ice: "Not good for my looks. Let's leave it at that, yeah? Doesn't mix well with my medicine."
Black Ice offers a light shrug, "Nothing to worry about."
Amy: Something of note... Hey, those delightful commlinks you all love so much? Yeah, they don't work. There's interference, probably some magneto wannabe nearby messing up electronics.
Amy: "Shame... So, you catch those crazy explosions near that big fountain last night? Crazy stuff."
Blue Freedom: "Hopefully, but in the worst case scenario... what can you do?"
Black Ice: " ...uh, yeah, I did actually. Arrived on the scene later to aid."
Amy: "Really? Huh. What the hell was going on there, anyway?"
Black Ice: "The whole thing was long over though, but a mate of mine got involved. Ended up in the hospital, pretty serious, he's stable now though."
Amy perks a brow. "Yikes... you sure he's okay?"
Black Ice: "I don't have a clue." Offers a shrug and a light smile, " ...probably an, uh... gasleak?" he seems to figure mentioning you're a crime fighting violent hero type isn't smart on a first date.
Black Ice: "Might've been some gang violence of the Westside spilling over into the center."
Amy: "Oh, I don't know, didn't look like a gas leak to me... there was a guy with a sword, some pink haired girl there, and some crazy looking bitch in gold armor."
Amy: "Crazy stuff!" She closes her eyes and sips her drink.
Black Ice forms a confused look, "Wait... you were there? Then why'd you ask what happened?"
Black Ice: "Are you testing me?"
Heartbeat remains quiet next to Blue Freedom, watching alongside her from their distance.
Amy: "Oh, just wanted your take on what happened. After all, they were your friends, right?"
Black Ice: "The, eh... lad with the sword was the mate I referred to. Don't know a thing about a crazy bitch in golden armour though?"
Amy: "Oh yeah, one of the weirdest things I've seen yet. Blue face, no eyes... looked like she blasted the two all the way to hell and back!"
Amy: "Shame, ruined such a pretty dress."
Black Ice scrapes his throat, hardly noticeable. " ...yeah, I think I know who you're referring to. Not exactly a friend of mine though, obviously."
Black Ice: "You're really curious about all this hero and villain stuff, aren't ye?"
Amy: "Oh? New villain in town, then?"
Amy: "Well yeah, this is kind of a city full of them!"
Black Ice: "Hmm, the majority is still normal. Sadly can't say I'm one of them, but still. And no, not exactly... More like new to this dimension, actually."
Black Ice: "I mean, if it's the bitch I think you're referring to."
Amy: "This dimension? So she's not from around here, huh?" She glances at Oliver through eerily blank, emotionless eyes. "That's kind of scary."
Black Ice: "Mhm, I guess it is. It's a good thing you're not alone on this date then, isn't it?" he smiles jokingly.
Blue Freedom groans softly.
Amy: "Mmm, that wouldn't be fun at all now, wouldn't it?" She cracks her neck, glancing up. "Yep, being alone is kind of sucky, especially lately."
Heartbeat would try hard not to giggle at Blue's groan.
Black Ice raises an eyebrow slightly, finding the cracking of the neck a tad unusual. He follows her gaze a little. " ...uh? Bad history recently? I didn't mean to tear open an old wound or something. My bad."
Amy leans over to whisper to Oliver.
Black Ice: "I'd offer to buy you a coffee to help the healing process, but I- ...huh?" forms a confused expression.
Black Ice replies back in a lowered voice.
Amy points up towards the roof.
Oliver sighs in a frustrated manner, peering up towards the roof. He mutters a soft, "Blue."
Amy: "Jealous ex-girlfriend?"
Black Ice speaks softly, " ...care to shake them off? Or head inside. And no, not at all. A paranoid friend who was bothering me the moment i got the number, I reckon she wants to meet you at some point."
Black Ice: "Kind of odd to bring her on a first date though, but it seems she found her way anyhow. But eh... you said -two-..?"
Amy: "Yes. Two." She looks up and calls out. "Feel free to come on down at any time, you two!"
Black Ice: "How'd you even know? Are you some kind of a spy? And no, don't- ...urgh."
Heartbeat whispers to Blue* "Fudge!"
Blue Freedom shakes her head and mutters quietly. "Well, let's go. Our cover's blown."
The spy comment was obviously a joke, but Oliver does seem genuinely pissed off now, even if he attempts to suppress his frustration.
Amy looks to Oliver with a grin, waving her finger at him. "Never tell on a first date."
Black Ice: "I honestly hope you're mistaking though. I wouldn't put much beyond my friend, but this..? It's a new low, even for her. Hmpffhh... "
Heartbeat remains quiet up top. She feels like an idiot now.
Amy: "Well, I suppose she -is- looking out for your well-being... at least I hope so, right?"
Black Ice: " ...if that's what you'd like to call it. Stalking a first date?"
Amy: "Maybe she's jealous."
Black Ice: "Hah, I doubt it. And not a clue who she's possibly convinced to join her in her crazy antics."
Black Ice: "Blue?! ...this'd better not be you. Sorry if we're botherin' somekind of chimney cleaner, no offense!" he shouts up to the rooftop.
Amy taps her chin for a moment as she thinks. "Hmmm... ah, I can see it now. Yellow... definitely some yellow. And she's not...human..." She nibbles on her nail, looking off into the distance.
Black Ice looks up to the rooftop searchingly, then turns to Amy again. "Huh? ...so that's why you dared to ask me out. You're some kind of a mutant yourself, aren't you..? I mean, no offense."
Black Ice: "Or metahuman?"
Heartbeat remains quiet, looking at Blue for any ideas of what to do.
Blue Freedom seems as if she's about to move.... but then decides against it, remaining perfectly still.
Black Ice: "And that's her new friend apparently, some Malvan. Alien."
Amy: "Maybe." She waves her hand about... "Let’s see if we can convince them to come down here."
Heartbeat facepalms, feeling like an idiot.
Black Ice clenches his fist for a moment, inhaling slowly. Clearly pissed off at the deception, as his knuckles turn white from the tightly balled fist.
Black Ice: "Blue..?" He refrains from raising his voice too much.
Up top... things seem to be getting... tighter. Looooots and lots of pressure. Nothing deadly, but man is that super uncomfortable.
Black Ice: "Perhaps you're wrong after all, yeah? We might just be a pair of loons shouting colours up to a rooftop?"
Amy: "Oh I'm sure I'm right. Just watch."
Black Ice quirks an eyebrow, then nods slightly. Half mumbling, "Can't believe anyone would feckin' spy on a date. Most mates would simply be glad for you, you know?"
Amy: "Ah, I guess curiosity killed the cat."
Black Ice: "They're gone now?"
Blue makes a face underneath her mask as things seem to get tighter around her. Something would need to be done before this got worse. She'd look back to Heartbeat to see how she was doing. She'd speak in a low tone. "If....this is too much...get out of here, alright?"
Heartbeat whispers to Blue “Ok...!”
Amy: Such a shame... such a shame. They didn't move out of the gravity well. Hey guys, time for a good old-fashioned teleport! Come on down, enjoy the show, after all, the action was prepped!
Blue would blink as she appears down beside Oliver and 'Amy'. She'd mutter something like 'Crapbaskets' underneath her breath.
Black Ice: "We could go somewhere else if you'd like? Try and lose my stalkers. Terribly sorry about all of... eh, this."
Amy: "See, I told you they'd be down!" She smiles, sipping her coffee. "Hello."
Black Ice blinks in confusion as the two appear, before quickly turning to a glare. Clenching his fist tightly once more.
Black Ice: " ...seriously?" He glares / stares Blue down, obviously pissed off.
Amy: "Lookie, told you I saw yellow."
Blue Freedom keeps her gaze fixed on Amy. "And how exactly did you see that?"
Heartbeat steadies herself as she gets teleported down and then looks at Black Ice, lowering her head in embarrassment*
Black Ice: "Yeah, great." The sarcasm is apparent in his voice, " ...I expected it from someone like Blue, kind of, didn't figure she'd stoop -this- low though. But you? Apparently this is common practice in alien cultures, eh?"
Amy wiggles her fingers at Blue.
Black Ice: "Does it matter how she knew? You never tell on a -first date-." he puts the emphasis on the last word, as he glares towards Blue. " ...a private first date. I thought they were meant to be, at least."
Black Ice: "Last I checked this wasn't a double-date."
Blue Freedom pulls her cape around herself and gives a shake of her head. Her hand was definitely moving for something on her utility belt. "You're the woman from the dance, aren't you? The one who Erich puked on?"
Amy: "Yes, he almost ruined my favorite shoes, too! Luckily I had just the spell for it!"
Black Ice: " ... " he forms a surprised look, then resumes glaring. "Subtle. And here I was, thinking your next words might have been an apology."
Heartbeat looks down sadly and then up at Amy and Black Ice. "S...sorry?"
Blue Freedom: "And I suppose it was 'magic' that allowed you to see what happened to Oliver's friends?"
Oliver sniffs annoyed, glancing angrily towards Heartbeat, before returning his scowl to the main suspect - Blue.
Amy looks to Taffi and tsk's. "Shame. Oh, them? No, I saw that when I was leaving the blimp. I kind of live in westside, it's on the way."
Black Ice: "Blue..?" He tilts his head slightly, " ...kindly piss off? It's a date. Or it was at least. Not a bloody interrogation, especially not by someone who wasn't even -on- the date to begin with."
Heartbeat: "Just...wanted to make sure you're ok. Since...you know...people on dates have been having bad luck getting hurt lately. You know?"
Amy: "Well, I thought it -was- going well, until your babysitters decided to show up. Shame, you're a cute one."
Amy: "Maybe I'll see you around."
Amy turns to go. "Thanks for the coffee, by the way."
Black Ice: he smiles towards Amy, then sighs, "Yeah, hopefully. And with less company." he glares back towards Blue and Heartbeat.
Heartbeat facepalms as Amy walks by her.
Blue Freedom lets out a soft sigh and turns to Oliver. "How do you feel, Oliver?"
Black Ice: " ...thanks a bunch, Batman." forms a thin line with his lips, clearly not amused. " ...pissed off, mostly."
Heartbeat looks pleadingly at Black Ice “You saw what happened to James and Charity. We thought something bad could've happened to you and Amy. You know? How could she even tell we were way up there?"
Black Ice: " ...how can I turn things to ice? How can Blue strike people with lightning?"
Black Ice: "What would've possibly happened that would've been worse or more awkward than this."
Blue Freedom: "How could you be such a moron? Blood not pumping to the right head? Do you remember what Charity said the other night after the attack?"
Black Ice: "No, I didn't. When I arrived she was only mumbling and staring into nothing, traumatised."
Heartbeat: “Oliver we...didn't want to see you hurt...or worse." She looks pleadingly at Oliver before looking sheepishly down at the pavement.
Black Ice: "But yeah, I guess I am a moron. Thinking someone like me could have a normal date with a fit girl, hah. Just didn't expect this to be the thing that messed it up."
Blue would facepalm slowly. "Alright. I'm going to say this once and only once. Mercy had mentioned that the blonde from the party was the same one who turned out to be Mother. That woman who walked is the blonde from the party. Ergo, the blonde on your date is...?"
Heartbeat hadn't even considered that “Ohhh? Oooooooooooh my.”
Black Ice shakes his head sideways in disbelief, "You're impossible Blue. You're claiming I went on a date with Mother, the intergalactic cosmic entity that wishes to destroys this planet..? And who apparently likes coffee and British accents?"
Blue Freedom: "And somehow placed a lot of pressure upon myself and... I actually don't know your name." She'd make an apologetic nod to Heartbeat.
Black Ice: "Did it ever occur to you that Mercy might've been rambling or confused, after what she's been through? Or that there might've been more blondes at that party?"
Black Ice: "Or that we aren't the only metahumans in this town?"
Black Ice: "She asks a mutant like me out on a date, it figures there's something off about her. But to claim she's an intergalactic villain..?"
Heartbeat: "What matters is that we gotta look out for each other with what happened to James and Charity." She sighs. "Oliver, your date would've gone fine if she wasn't so... perceptive! We were hiding good!"
Blue Freedom: "She managed to teleport both us without seeing us and somehow place an uncomfortable amount of pressure on us?"
Black Ice taps his temple with a finger, clearly gesturing they're mental. "You're standing next to an alien. If she was out to kill me, don't you reckon she'd done so before I bought her coffee?"
Heartbeat: "It didn't have to be her doing it. What if the bad person came up to you and her, Oliver?"
Black Ice: "Looking out for each other involves spying on each other? You two have lost it."
Blue Freedom: "Why didn't she kill Charity and James? She's playing around with us, Oliver."
Black Ice exhales slowly, closing his eyes for a brief moment. "Right. Of course she is... would appreciate it if you left me out of your fantasies, yeah?"
Blue Freedom: Blue would scowl at Oliver. "What is with you British guys and being complete and utter MORONS?"
Black Ice: "I'm in plural now? I thought only traitorous teammates came in pairs. But hey, cheers... thanks for keeping an eye out, I didn't get kidnapped by an inter-dimensional entity, Happy now?"
Oliver's jaw tenses a bit, he shakes his head slowly once more, before simply walking off. "Thanks a bunch."
Blue Freedom: "No, because you're probably going to do something stupid like think with the head that you shouldn't think with when your life is in danger."
Heartbeat sighs "It could've happened! Look at James!" Tears start to well up in her eyes as she turns around.
Black Ice: "I can take care of myself Blue, I always have. And perhaps I shouldn't have bothered ever joinin' a "team", hmpffhh... "
Blue Freedom: "And how exactly are you going to take care of 'Mother'?"
Black Ice: " ...I can't. So why bother worrying about it."
Blue Freedom: "Because none of us want to see you hurt."
Blue Freedom: "We actually care about you, you damn moron."
Heartbeat sighs. "She's right, Oliver."
Black Ice: "Yeah, right. You've got one funny way of showing it, Alex. The feelings aren't mutual, except for the moron part. Grhmphh... " He sniffs annoyed, then turns to be on his way again.
Heartbeat hangs her head and bites her lip “Sorry, Blue. We tried.”
Blue Freedom: "Well, it's as you said. He wasn't attacked so this went well."
Heartbeat thinks about that “Hey you're right! Whew!"
Blue Freedom: "I'm still certain that was Mother, given what Charity said."
Heartbeat: "I don't know. But she is pretty crafty being able to spot us all the way up there and then teleport us down here."
Blue Freedom: " ...She probably could have killed us. Which makes me wonder just what's she's doing. It almost feels like she might be trying to demoralize us before she gets around to finishing the job."
Blue Freedom: " ...Which means we might have a bit of time to come up with some sort of plan."
Heartbeat mhms. "Well we better get on that then. I'll see you at the training soon, Blue. Thanks umm...for being there with me."
Blue Freedom: "Thanks for coming to get Oliver's back, even if he doesn't appreciate it. Erm... what was your name again?"
Blue Freedom: "Taffi? Well, it's nice to meet you, Taffi. I'll see you at the training session."
Heartbeat: "See you there!"