2012 01 28 The Return Of Bill Baker

Log Title:
The Return of Bill Baker

Characters:
Iron Man, Mockingbird, Sandman, and Moondragon & SHIELD Science Team

IC Date:
January 28, 2012

Location:
Med Bay - Sub-Basement - Avengers Mansion

Brief log summary::
In this backdated scene, Sandman is revived by Iron Man, Mockingbird, Moondragon, and some SHIELD guys

Rating:
pg13

There is no TS in this log::
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It has been a few days after the Avengers defeated Flint Marko and the Sinister Six. They have been working tirelessly round the clock to revive Sandman who was left to a few grains of sand. Lying on a bed, huge amount of sand have been shaped into a human form and a casing shaped to specifications of Sandman's height and weight has been filled with the sand. Gathered in the Med Bay are the SHIELD's science team generously donated by Nick Fury who monitor the Sandmanâs progress. Also present is Moondragon whose intervention has led to Sandman's condition. A master geneticist in her own right, in an uncharacteristic role, is merely assisting Iron Man and Mockingbird as the two Avengers work on reviving William Baker. Moondragon offers in a haughty tone, "I can sense William Baker. It seems all you have done is working. Now he merely struggles to put himself together."@emit It has been a few days after the Avengers defeated Flint Marko and the Sinister Six. They have been working tirelessly round the clock to revive Sandman who was left to a few grains of sand. Lying on a bed, huge amount of sand have been shaped into a human form and a casing shaped to specifications of Sandman’s height and weight has been filled with the sand. Gathered in the Med Bay are the SHIELD’s science team generously donated by Nick Fury who monitor the Sandman’s progress. Also present is Moondragon whose intervention has led to Sandman’s condition. A master geneticist in her own right, in an uncharacteristic role, is merely assisting Iron Man and Mockingbird as the two Avengers work on reviving William Baker.

Mockingbird is still in costume, and so far her primary contribution has come in the form of a pail and a shovel. Well, that and some professional insight. "Hey, I'm a Biochemist but silica-based life forms weren't exactly on the graduate course list at Tech." Looking over at the presiding mad scientist, she asks. "What do you think, Tony?"

Tony Stark is not armored up, not for this particularly long run of gadgetry and science. No, this calls for dress slacks and a white dress shirt, collar open and sleeves rolled up. He flicks a glance at Moondragon and then at the screen that shows the change in readings the table that Baker is layed out upon. "Of course you can..table's got him too. Of course I've no clue as to what he's going to be like when he does wake up. " There's a grin flashed in Bobbi's direction, "So..hopefully we've managed to cobble somethin' together that doesn't end up creating a walking silicate automaton." To Moondragon, "What more can you sense..anything beyond just 'conciousness'?"

Moondragon offers to Mockingbird’s comment, “Do not limit your role in saving this man’s life, Barbara Morse. While he is silica based as you say, he is still essentially human. I am sure you will be the one to make sure, he is essentially human, once he is able to reform.” When Tony asks his question, Moondragon winces a moments, “He is struggling.
There is a broad sense of emotions, while he is trying to return…part of him…does not want to.” Moondragon moves over to the table and holds her hands out over it and closes her eyes. The casing containing the sand begins to stir and bulge out as the sand starts to make tiny waves and swirls. Moondragon yells, “Live!” and in a scene out of Frankenstein the casing continue to bulge and finally pops and rips open sending chunks of metal flying out towards Tony and Bobbi.

Having gotten through the 'science' part of the exercise, Bobbi drags her fingers lightly over the casing and the sand it's holding. With a gasp of surprise, she jerks when the casing bulges. Watching it with fascination, she pushes Tony out of the way as the fabric bursts and spews out metal shards. "Seems like someone is fighting, now. I don't remember any metal in the sand, though."

"Fu..umph!" Tony, who'd been concentrating on the reading on the screen and not so much on the casing, turned just in time to see it bulge and then he's getting pushed out of the way by Mockingbird. The billionaire's no superhero, but he's had his training from a variety of sources and rolls with the shove out of the way of the flying ..debris? "I thought we were pretty careful to not leave anything /but/ sand there." he mutters as he begins to get to his feet again, "Thanks Bobbi. Moondragon, what'd you do?"

The metal from the casing continues to pop out sending more of its metal chunks towards the science team who deftly dodge it though some of it gets stuck in the walls and the door to the medical facility. Moondragon while only assisting does still not like to be questioned by lesser humans. She opens her eyes to give Tony a look and then closes her eyes again and as the sand begins to form, it starts to rise up and sitting up like a human as a face begins to form. The recognizable face of Bill Baker still in pssamic form looks up as definition and anatomy start to form out of the sand. Opening his eyes, he turns his head to see what is going on and finally forming a smile when he spots Bobbi. The smile is only there for a moment when the sand suddenly starts to crumble again and lose shape and fall to the floor in a sandy mess.

Mockingbird keeps half-crouched and ready to dodge more shrapnel, combat senses on alert as the sand begins to assemble and rise. She returns the smile, and when the sand begins to crumble she steps quickly over. "Hang in there, Bill…" she offers. "We didn't come this far to have you quit, now."

"You pushed too hard is what you did." Tony growls at Moondragon, not considering himself a 'lesser' anything. He glances at the briefcase he's kept near by and then shakes his head slightly, moving to the controls near the table while he calls out to the AI that should be listening, "HOMER, get some more power to the table, let's try give Bill a bit more juice to work with and turn up the magentic field a bit and see if we can't damp down some of the casing's desire to become projectiles. " Meanwhile Tony taps at the keys, running back through readings to see if there's anything they missed.

The science team is ready and in quick time get all the sand back onto the table and into the new casing that
“HOMER” has provided. Moondragon scowls at Tony, “I push hard because he lies between this life and the afterlife.
It is best to remind him that life is hard. Life is a struggle for those such as him and you all.” Placing her hands at her temples, she once again attempts mental contact. And once again, the sand swirls and waves pushing against the casing which stay in place with the turned-up magnetic field. Without as much of a mess and debris, the process is repeated and once again a humanoid form is shaped and once again it rises up and sits on the table. Anatomy forms on the pssamic form and taking the shape of Bill Baker again. The eyes open and smile when he sees Bobbi. His disembodied voice speaks out, “Hey gorgeous …Miss me? …” *grunt* Slowly very slowly flesh starts to form where his hands and feet would be.

Mockingbird returns the grin, keeping a light palm on the back of the sandy hand all the while. "You bet I did… we all did." she replies. And when flesh starts to form she runs her fingers lightly over the new skin. "Just take your time, Bill. We're not in any hurry."

Safe from being shot with metal casing bits, Tony get's back to his feet, "HOMER, ease back down on that juice - don't need to give him burns as he starts getting himself put back together." There's a glance to Bobbi and then Bill, a nod, and then to Moondragon once more. "Everythings a struggle, Moondragon, living, dieing - for all we know being dead's really damned hard. Just take it easy, hmm?"

As the flesh starts to form now growing up his legs and arms, Moondragon opens her eyes, “He is fine and should be returning. You can thank me a later time, William Baker. For it was I that brought you back to life and ended the scourge of Flint Marko.” Turning to leave her green cape whirls around her green bodice. When reaching the door, she turns to Tony, “Once again the Avengers have proven to be ungrateful for my timely intervention. Should you need assistance again…I shall let you all struggle, until I am appointed to my rightful post as chairwoman.” She hmphs at Tony and exits the lab. Sandman begins to form flesh on his face and nodding to Bobbi about taking it easy, he moves his arms up and begins to wiggle his fingers and looks down at his toes moving them similarly.

Mockingbird keeps her fingers lightly curling along the still-forming flesh, glancing over at the departing Moondragon.
She curls her lips into a wry smile and offers. "Sounds like someone peed in HER Wheaties this morning, I'd say…" Drawing her hand away when Bill starts moving his limbs, she turns her attention back to him, now. "So how's it feel?"

Tony Stark doesn't even dignify Moondragon's comment with an answer, or a glance in her direction as the woman leaves. He /does/ give Bobbi a mischevious grin in response to her comment and continues to fiddle with the settings and readings. "Pretty much every morning, from what I've been able to figure."

“It feels good!” with most of the flesh formed on his body aside from a whole in his chest and back covered in sand that is also reforming, he hops off the table and stretches out, “Only one way to test it. Though.” He reaches over to pull Bobbi over towards him in a big embrace and he lifts her up off her feet in a hug. With the flesh formed on his entire body and realizing that he is naked, Sandman drops her and falls back onto the table reaching for a sheet to cover himself and then holding onto his back, “I don’t think ya weigh too much, Bobbi…but that made my back ache.” He looks to Tony when mentioning the pain.

Mockingbird's eyes widen at the sudden embrace, then she laughs when he realizes that he's naked. All the same she throws her arms around his neck before he falls back onto the table again. "I think you'd best take it easy, Sandy. But it's good to have you back."

Tony Stark frowns slightly, "Feel good except your back? " He glances at the screen again and then shakes his head slightly. "I'm not sure why you'd have any back pain and still be doing everything you're doing now, Bill. I'll take a few readings, but listen to the Doctor..take it easy and don't push things too hard."

“Alright, guys. Thanks.” Sandman offers a smile to Bobbi when a science tech from SHIELD tells Sandman to lay down and be ready for more examinations. He then gestures to Bobbi and Tony, “We can take it from here and we will run the remaining scans, but it seems that William Baker is back and thanks to you both.” With that he returns to Sandman who lies down on the table ready to be poked and prodded to see if he is really back.

Mockingbird eases up closer to the table, watching Bill's face as she slips her hand into his. Giving a light squeeze, she offers a small smile. "Just rest now, Bill. We'll get you sorted out from here." she offers softly.

Tony Stark glances at the SHIELD techs, nods slightly, and walks over to pick up his briefcase. "Looks like I can leave you all to it then, hmm? Bill, glad to see you've made it back amongst the living. Bobbi..always nice to work with you, stop by later if you get a chance..or call me if you'd like." With that the billionaire starts towards the door, lifting a hand in farewell, calling over his shoulder: "HOMER, don't let the SHIELD folks blow anything up."

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