Asking Permission

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Radiance and Mirage

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Mirage's Office - Xaviers

Seth asks permission before just jumping in!

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==[ Mirage's Office - Xavier Mansion ]==

This is a generous sized office. The lower half of the walls are a deep mahogany wainscoting with the upper half decorated with a buttery colored textured wallpaper. Covering the floor is a plush carpet that matches the wallpaper.

Tasteful Native American paintings hang in a cluster on the right wall and on the wall to the left is a large fish tank which sits on a wooden stand.

In front of the office visitor is a couple of wingback chairs in rich earth tones that face a wooden desk on which sits a computer monitor and other desk things. Behind the desk is a leather chair and a hutch topped credenza decorated with plants, personal photos and books.


It's lunch time, which means Dani's office is oen for any students that need to discuss issues with her. This is represented by the office door being wide open. She sits at her desk going over some school paperwork, that is the bane of her existance, most of the time.

Seth knocks on the door, in spite of it being wide open. "Miss Moonstar... May I come in?"

"And give me an excuse to set aside this paperwork?" its a rhetorical question and her tone suggests she would like nothing more than that excuse. "Come in." she beckons with a wave of her hand and gestures to a chair "Looking forward to summer break?

"Amen to that", Seth replies as he takes a seat. He looks at the desk filled with paperwork, and makes a finger glow with energy. "You know, if you like... You can just say they were misplaced later on." He grins wickedly, kidding.

Dani shakes her head "Then I would have to file paperwork to replace my paperwork." she pushes it to the side for the moment and leans forward, elbows resting on the edge of her desk "What do you need?

A small chuckle hails from the kid. "Well, Oscar Wilde said 'Bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy'." A quote that would make McCoy proud. "But I'm just a fan of cutting it down to size." He then gets serious. "You know Rex Gregson, the artist, right?"

"Not personally, but I have heard her music." Dani replies "Is this about the upcoming concert? A group of students are planning on going, you are free to join them. The chaperone rules are being lifted for those students planning on going and curfew is being extended by two hours.

"Oh, I'll be there", Seth replies. "But it's more than that, actually."

A curious look comes to Dani's face. She isn't shocked by the fact that he will be attending the show. She makes a gesture with a hand urging him to continue "How much more?

Seth thinks it over, and nods. "Considerably more." He explains, "If you remember, last time there was a concert, I fumbled my former bandmates' attempts at playing my songs. I had them previously copyrighted, and showed them to her." He adds, "She liked them so much, that she's inviting me on her next tour."

"Vaguely yes." its been months since the incident so any frustration she may have felt at the time it happened has long since faded "And you want to go? When does this tour start?" she eyes him dubiously.

"The date is still to be announced", Seth says. "But I doubt she'd ask me if there wasn't yet time. She's playing world-wide, too." His lips are quirked upwards. "In spite of the overwhelming scale, it's like a paid internship on something I like doing." He smiles, now. "This could start off quite well, if I'm good enough. Plus, my family could use the money. The doctor's bills alone..."

Dani nods at the statement. She realizes quickly that something like this is a once in a lifetime shot "Is this just something to do over your summer break or if things go well do you plan on leaving your team mates and dropping out of Xavier's to go on the world tour?" obviously she is concerned, such decisions aren't to be made lightly.

Seth shakes his head, "I'm not dropping anything. I may be away, but that doesn't mean I can't study. You can mail me subjects to study, I can have the exams under controlled supervision. And once it's all over, I come back." He shrugs, "Seems simple enough." He shrugs again, "Call it an 'outside endeavor', if you will."

"No its not." Dani leans back in her chair as she fixes Seth with a steady gaze "You learn more here than what is thought in books. If you want that you can return to a normal high school, or have this Rex person hire you a tutor. It is ultimatly your own decision. You are 16, it is well within your rights to leave the school, but it would be dropping out. Xavier's does not go by the correspondence course way of teaching.

As Seth hears this, his eyeglow starts to shimmer, as he's suddenly feeling pulled in two different directions. He's got a good thing going on for him here; he hoped he could concile the two. "Damn..." He sighs, "Well, she offered a chance to limit things, if any scheduling problems occurred..."

"It's up to you Seth." she begins to rifle through one of her desk drawers then pulls out a few sheets stapled together handing them over "If you want to use your summer break to go play rock star, feel free. What you do with your summer is up to you. Just fill these out, have your legal guardian sign them and return them to me. Should you decide to drop out to go on this world wide tour these is no reason you couldn't return and resume your classes as a <insert grade he will be in the next school year.>

Seth nods, and takes the papers, "I'll see what can be worked out. There's no set date yet. And, if it's just for the summer..." He takes a deep breath, "I got a lot to think about. And there's the fact I can't be seen in public like this, though Rex doesn't see why not."

Dani gives him a nod of understanding "It's a tough decision. Make sure you tell her what she is risking. Though tours and concerts usually have a ton of ssecurity anyway, so as long as you are careful and don't let your emotions get the better of you, you should do fine.

Seth hms, "Standard security versus some mob hired gun?" He sighs, head dropping. "Jumping head first is one of my most endearing qualities, and this time I haven't. Man, I must be growing wiser."

"I'd call it less endearing and more of a pain in the ass." Dani quips, her tone bordering on amused "You can always see if Rex is willing to hire the security firm that Allison Blair (aka Dazzler) uses. Those guys are no slouches and are familiar with the kind of security issues being a mutant can bring about.

Seth nods, "I'll let her know. And I'll let you know how it'll be. Nothing is set in stone yet." He gets up, "Now, I hust need to talk to my mom about it. Always fun..."

A grin crosses Dani's face "Yes, it's hard to deal with a parent. Especially when they are realizing that thier baby isn't such a baby anymore." she sounds as if she knows where he is coming from. She isn't all that much older and certainly has parents of her own "Just don't be late for class." she will then wave him out.

"Yes, it's true. Now, add to the fact her significant other got murdered in front of her, and she's still on meds, you can see how bad it's gonna get", Seth says. "It's even hard for me. The fear of the murderers coming back, plus the fact I'm not around to protect them makes me want to say the outright thanks but no thanks."

"I'll tell you what. If you decide to go off on this tour thing, I will arrange to have some of the New Mutants, and some of the older more experienced students to keep an eye on your mother and sister." she then points to the door "And please close it on your way out.

Seth nods, "Thank you." And then he's out, closing the door behind him.

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