|Cadence Stewart (wiltingwillow) wrote in no_good_deed,|
@ 2011-04-12 21:00:00
|Entry tags:||incomplete, kunoichi, vein, willow|
Who: Cadence OT Kurami, Georgianna
What: Discussing Xavier's
Where: Walking around downtown
Cadence felt like a woman newly freed every time she took a walk in the city at night. It had been almost six months since she and Winter escaped from that cursed amusement park, but it made every lungful of fresh air mean something. She'd been beaten there, violated, tortured, brought to the very brink of death. Most days she wished she died there, underground in those rotting, stinking alleys and pathways. That was until she had a plan. It wasn't something she'd come up with on her own. No, Cadence wasn't smart enough for plotting anymore. They'd beaten most of the common sense out of her. She was still crazy intelligent with an eidetic memory, but common sense was a thing of the past.
She saw the news reports about the attack on Xavier's and poked around online to learn more about the school. She found out more than she could have hoped and her curiosity turned into a hobby. There was information on staff and teachers both past and present, student names and information. There were articles and interviews dating back to the 70's when Xavier first turned the mansion into a school. He was part of a long lineage that owned the property and was a man greatly loved. Her hobby turned into an obsession with Xavier before she knew it. Soon she was daydreaming about being him. Not long after that, a plan formulated in her brain.
She could be Charles Xavier. She could mimic his voice perfectly, save that undertone of Highland accent she couldn't seem to get rid of. Physically she could shift into the very likeness of Charles without much difference. There were the tattoos on the side of her face but those could be explained away easily enough. This could actually work if she had someone to go with her, someone on her side.
Enter one jewelry store thief.
Kurami would have gotten away with it if Cadence hadn't been shifted into a stray tabby cat and sitting directly across the street. She followed the woman and revealed herself as Kurami's exact duplicate. All she needed was a moment to explain who she was and what she wanted. Kurami's services were offered surprisingly easy, though not without a cost. So Cadence bought herself a friend and final preparations began.
Now, looking very much like a living anime girl with blonde pigtails, green eyes, and a short skirt, she walked down the streets downtown with her bought friend as they discussed the last few details. It would be soon that they would head for Xavier's. Very soon.
"Why do you do what you do?" She looked up at the older woman, shorter than her by just a few inches. Though Kurami was only with her because she was being paid to be, Cadence was making an effort to try and get to know the woman. It would be nice to not feel completely alone. "What made you start?"