Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Emiliana took another look around the room. “Where is Marcos?”

“He said he was tired of meditating and went to explore the castle,” said Ramira.

Chergoa’s wispy eyes closed, and it took her a while before she could say, ‘He’s three floors below us. Shenado’s with him.

Emiliana nodded. She took a seat on the end of her bed and removed her mask in order to eat. Ramira and Alicia sat with her and continued chatting, mostly about Ramira’s espionage. Alicia seemed rather keen to hear about what certain cousins of hers were up to. Emiliana could see a shady partnership being born. She shared her silent amusement with Chergoa.

As the day drew on, however, Emiliana found herself growing more and more restless. And she began to understand why. Her mother’s words were there in the back of her mind, urging her quietly onward. Grow up quickly. Be prepared. Protect what is important. Who is important.

Mask on, she looked across the room at her little sister one more time before heading off to the solitude of the lavatory. She asked Chergoa to come with her.

She locked the door behind her. There was plenty of room to work with in here. Three pristine silver sinks. A pair of toilets, each one with its own offshoot room for extra privacy. A large ceramic tub with a separate shower. Ample floor space with a shaggy rug.

She took a seat on the broad edge of the tub and stared at her left hand, flexing her fingers in anticipation. She breathed deeply, clutched her wrist with the other hand, and concentrated on what she wanted. Flat subtraction was impossible, of course, otherwise that would have been her goal.

Her fingertips burned as she watched the claws grow longer, thicker, sharper. Just as she’d imagined them in her mind. She hadn’t thought it would be so easy. She had to stop before they became blades unto themselves.

She inspected her work. They weren’t so gnarled anymore. Rather, they had hooking curves to them, and their lengths were almost uniform, boasting a good five centimeters or so. Compared to her right hand, the difference was unmistakable.

13 comments:

  1. OK her nickname shall be x23. Pls have a scene where she grows her claws all over her body and launches them to pincushion an enmey

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  2. And perhaps Hector's ability is actually adamantium.

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  3. Why IS subtraction impossible? Wouldn't it be possible to at least change the shape so they look normal?

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  4. How would she launch them and wouldn't claws on her body be spikes.

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  5. If Hector's ability was adamantium I would. I'm not sure what I would do to be quite honest.


    What Hectors element is I really want to know even if it is iron I really want to know for certain..

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  6. Honestly I don;t know if you can mutate you cells certainly you could reverse the cells unless every mutation becomes permanent. You could create a trigger for a metamorphis for example adrenaline and when adrenaline leaves the system the changes reverse themselves. It wouldn;t be the mutaion itself that reversed.since the mutation would be what allows the body to change when adrenaline hit the system. Of course all this would be impossible for Emiliana since the control and knowledge needed would be well beyond her.

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  7. Theoretically, subtraction is possible, by trigging the appropriate cells' apoptosis, and really giant claws seem like the place to start.

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  8. Hmm...subtraction is impossible...so mutation can only move forward? Only change or add, but not reduce? If it works by re-arranging biological molecules and such...so it can't reverse a reaction, and it can't break them down entirely. It works with the body functions. The body can repair what it is, and in theory has the power to grow and add. But the body cannot destroy itself in any way. Is that right?

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  9. I think George was making a point about the realism of Dragoon's suggestion. And I agree....

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  10. I think that was Frost's point - she can't, it's just a fanciful impossible suggestion, just like Hector making adamantium.

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  11. come to think about it, why hasn't he made more effort on that front?

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  12. If she can't straight-up remove the claws, can she make them retractable?

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  13. What does subtraction being impossible actually mean? Cause I'm having trouble seeing why Emy can't mutate herself back into more normal appearance. Her original appearance would be quite difficult to achieve, perhaps impossible, but smoothing out those horns at least can't be done?

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