Beware the blind woman bearing gifts

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Blind woman bearing gifts

Blindfold and Phantasm

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Mike's apartment - Chelsea

Blindfold stops by with some gifts for Mike and Armand and gets a past-load.

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-----==[ Mike's Apt - Tate Apt Bldg - New York ]==----------------------------

This studio apartment is quite simple. To the right of the entryway is the kitchen and bathroom, to the left a closet and a washer/dryer. Straight ahead, the Living/Dining Room combo. Walk to there and there's a sleeping alcove to the right. As far as furniture there are five notable pieces of furniture. Two futons in the alcove, two more futons in the living /dining room area, and a rather beaten, and likely salvaged from a street corner on trash day, coffee table. Resting on the table is an old TV and converter box.

It is unsure to what is sadder. The minimalism of the furniture, or that four guys pooled their money for this and this is all they did. But factoring the amount of sound proof paneling around the place along with the drumset, guitars, keyboard, recorder, and practice drum pads scattered about there's likely a good reason why the furniture count stopped where it did. With just two people sharing the apartment now, this quasi-two room, quasi-kitchen, one bathroom apartment seems quite spacious. Although, the occupants would prefer it much more if the other two former occupants were still there.


There was a good thing about being grounded, whenRuth wasn't scrubbing floors she could spend her time finishing some surprises. These she brought with her under one arm as she came tapping her cane, up to Mike's door and knocked lightly.

Oooh surprises! Mike loves surprises! Well, unless it's a knife in the back, or the arm, or in a friend, or-




Oh surprises! The inside of the apartment is mostly empty with just one person inside. Armand is off elsewhere. To where, Mike's not sure but so long as the younger mutant makes it home, he's fine with it. As for Wade, he's at work. Oh Mike you la- Oh wait.. he's sitting at the coffee table, working on lyrics. Or at least was. Upon Blindfold knocking on the door, the musician looks over, setting the pen down on the table. "Who is it?!" Okay, so maybe he doesn't like surprises.

Blindfold takes a step back from the door "I'm sorry, forgive me if this is a bad time, it's Ruth, I can come back later though Mike, it's no trouble, please thank you" ok no trouble except for how much the trip costs.

At the overly polite response, Mike sighs, smiling a little as he shakes his head. "One sec." Getting up, he makes his way over to the door, unlocking it and opening the door with a bit of flare. Arm sweeping to the side in a grandiose manner to gesture for the girl to come in. Likely an action lost on the blind girl.

Blindfold turns her head up tentatively as the woosh of air signaling the opening of the door "You sure? I don't want to intrude please, thank you"

"I'm good." Mike assures, stepping aside to allow the girl in, not closing it until the new guest is inside, "I could use the break anyways. So what's up? Armand's out right now."

Blindfold nods with a dip of her head and a smile "Thank you, you're welcome, please" stepping inside she turns toward the sound of mike's voice "Ohh, that's too bad, I'm sorry, I was hoping I could catch you both, that's alright, thank you"

As the door clicks shut, Mike smirks before taking a step towards the kitchen, pausing to look towards Blindfold. "Do you want any soda? We actually have some now."

Blindfold smiles following his foot steps and opens a duffel on her shoulder "Yes, please, thank you, catering to younger taste buds? I brought you both a surprise to say thank you" then she pauses with a tilt of her head.

Mike moves over to the kitchen, "Well, Armand's not old enough for the beer." He pauses as he opens the fridge, "Guess I should have offered the milk and juice too but I'm guessing the soda's still going to be picked." Pulling the bottle out, he moves over to the cabinet to pull out a glass. "So, a thank you. For what?"

Blindfold turns her head side to side "Been here since your teens, a break in, Morbius visited, A car accident, two died and so did greysong...Order of Saint George...your father the dragon..Orsini, a stabbing.." then she lifted her hands as she tilted her head down "How can hands bleed so much? So much blood in such a small part of the body..."

There is a clink as the glass tips over, causing for a flood of brown liquid to run across the counter "Fuck!" He bites down on his lip quickly causing for him to give a muffled sound of pain from the biting. Shaking his head he sets the glass right side up and moves over to a cabinet to pull out some paper towels. "You do that often?"

Blindfold hms? " be careful of a red skull please Mike, thank you." then she shakes her head "No, I'm sorry, well..not on a regular predictable basis. I'm still working on it, comes and goes I'm afraid, sorry, I apologize if I said something upsetting. Is you lip ok?" her cheeks unwittingly a warm pink out of embarassment and the profanity.

At the warning of a red skull, Mike gives a small smile, as he rips out "Red skull... I'll be sure to keep an eye out for that." Ripping off a towel, he turns to start mopping up the soda, "Uh... so, don't bring up that Morbius thing with anyone. He didn't stop by to cause problems."

Blindfold nods "I know, I saw, you're welcome, thank you. He's not all bad, he tries to be good but he's stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm sorry, I apologize for jumping around like I did, sometimes it does that, sometimes it goes along a chain of events"

Mike nods, tossing the soaked towel into the sink before grabbing another wad of them, "Any chance you picked up on whoever hired Scorpia in there?"

Blindfold tilts her head side to side "To learn that we'd both have to see the man in the bowler hat, the museum curator, Gabriel, but that isn't his real name and Scorpia isn't the only one who's been hired to take you out either, sorry, yes you're welcome"

Mike's brows lift, "Oh...lovely." He turns around to refill the glass with soda, "Well, that puts a damper on future tours." Drink refilled, he turns around to hold it out to the blind girl, waiting a few moments before adding, "Got your drink."

Blindfold smiles softly feeling in the air before finding the glass "Sorry, I apologize, it's just that if you remove the man in the bowler hat they'll just find someone else. Gabriel hired Hydro-Man, but so far no one has succeeded in the job. find the bowler hat man and you can find out who is behind it...or I could find out whether he talks or not, I hope it helps, you're welcome yes. Richenda misses you though"

Mike nods, head tilting as the bit about Richenda seems quite off topic. "She just s-" He pauses, right. Invisible. "-heard me."

Blindfold nods sipping the soda "Yes and was sad to see you go, she misses hanging out with you, thank you yes. Look into William Watkins, though no I'm sorry he's not the end of the trail, merely the middle I'm afraid sorry."

"Yeah, I'll be sure to keep following up on him." Mike agrees, giving a nod, "And things were cut short a bit. Got the routine of another person to compensate for."

Blindfold nods "I don't know, I can't tell for certain but he may lead you back to your Father. Oh your surprises...I wanted to thank Armand for helping me and let him know how much people care about him, and you for everything you've done and giving him a place to stay" out of the duffel she pulls first one folded bed cover and then another "They're alpaca wool, the cream and green is for armand, the black and purple one is for you, thank you please" the purple and black was one of those visual illusions/find the hidden picture in the obvious one, ravens carefully hidden like ghosts.

He reaches over to take the bed covers, the glance to the black and purple one doesn't reveal to him the hidden birds just yet, "Thanks. I'll set them on the futons." He turns, glancing towards Blindfold, "And it's no problem letting him stay here. There was a time when there were four of us here. So having a third's not an issue."

Blindfold had been dropped off by a chaperone from the school but nods "One good thing about being grounded, I got to finish up these two projects"

Mike blinks, looking to the covers again, "You made these?"

Blindfold smiles with a bit of a giggle and nods "Yes, do you like them?" almost sounding like she was afraid it would be a problem.

Eyes look towards Blindfold, back to the covers, and then back to the blind mutant. His head tilts, lips spreading apart curiously before he replies, "Really?"

Blindfold nods grinning as though hoping this is a good thing "Usually I work with lace but that takes longer, sorry, thank you"

Mike squints and lifts up his hand, waving it in front of Blindfold's eyes.

Blindfold giggles batting lightly at mike's hand "Yes, still blind as a bat, thank you for checking, yes. It was something I was taught as it can be done by feel. Sewing on a machine though no one has agreed to teach me, they're afraid I'll get my fingers stabbed"

The hand is pulled back as it's pushed back, "Okay. Just wasn't sure for a second." He glances to the covers before moving towards the futons. "How'd you line the patterns up?"

Blindfold still giggles softly "Carefully counting and remembering what color was which peice of yarn, yes you're welcome"

Accepting of the explanation, Mike nods, finishing his walk over to the futons, dropping off Armand's before going further back in the studio area to set his down on the futon nearest the music equipment. "They're nice. I'll let Armand know who made his."

Blindfold nods with a smile "Thank you please, I think he has trouble thinking anyone would do something for him with no ulterior motive, it's sweet though that he doesn't try to change anyone and doesn't play favorites, he just tries to help anyone who needs it in his own way"

"It's also a fault." Mike replies, walking back over towards Blindfold, "I've already told him that it's one thing to be polite to keep them at bay, it's another to do grocery shopping for them."

Blindfold nods "That's kinda of why I couldn't just agree to Ballista's demands and I couldn't surrender quietly either. It would have been wrong, I'm sorry, I just couldn't not try to stop her" then presses her watch on her wrist and it announces the time, causing her to sigh "I should probably get back, but please let me know if I can help, thank you?" drinking down the rest of the soda before letting out a burp and excusing herself for it

Mike nods, pausing before he provides an audible response, "I'll let you know if I think of anything." When she's done with her drink, he takes the emptied glass from her, setting it onto the counter. He glances back to Blindfold, "Take care, Ruth."

Blindfold nods and walks over to him to give a hug "You too Mike, be careful, please thank you" then after the hug she unfolds her cane and waits to be led to the door, the chaperone just outside.


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