Business with a Dash of Girl Talk

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Shadowcat and Mirage

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Penthouse - Ship (X-Factor HQ)

Kitty and Dani discuss a She-Hulk cousin, panicky steed and teenage Lothario

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==[ Penthouse Level - X-Factor Tower/Ship ]==

The Penthouse level is three floors (45 feet high) subdivided into three distinct areas; the pool area, the gathering hall, and the lounge.

The floor itself is wide open and allowing flow between those areas without walls or major obstructions. Additionally, all four sides, including the roof, is made of polarizing transparent metal. This allows for sunlight to stream in from all directions, visualization into, out of, or one way, and of course total polarization preventing light completely.

The Pool Area - The swimming pool is a marvel of alien technology. It occupies all 45 feet including has roof access. As a standard pool, it is sunken into the main floor of the penthouse, but then has static and flowing water areas which allow for movement from the lower pool to the rooftop pool via swimming or back down via waterfall/slide. This is made possible by gravitational adjustments by Ship allowing the water to stand vertically, diagonally and horizontally. This means that if someone were to wish to swim from the penthouse floor to the rooftop, it would be possible. The pool area also offers a 'outdoor kitchen' area where one can prepare full meals.

The Gathering Hall - This area is malleable to serve whatever purpose deemed necessary. Presently it presents as a dance floor with stage. However, it can take the shape of a great dining hall, a basketball court, volleyball court, tennis court, and so on.

The Lounge Area - This area is devoted to the relaxation part of the top floor. Where those can sit back, relax and watch a very large projection screen. The area is near to the pool. Walls can be constructed to block out light, noise, distractions and so on.


While Dani doesn't live on Ship, she is frequently a morning visitor, mostly to use the pool and/or exercise facilities so she can get in her morning workout routine without being disturbed by students or school business. She seems to have just finished swimming some laps as she is coming downstairs from the pool area, wearing a short terry robe over a one peice swimsuit and her hair wrapped up in a towel. She has come a long way from when she used to swim in the buff.

Coming along in a search, Kitty ah's as she spots Dani "Just who I was looking for. You got a few, Dani? I need to go over a few people with you"

An eyebrow goes up "In what capactity will I be needing to listen? As Dean of Xavier's or member of X-Factor?" she moves to where she can lean against the back of the sofa "I assume they are mutants?

Kitty smiles with a soft chuckle "Probably both capacities and likely all are yes or at least powered. One needs help the other two we need to learn more about, and I need advice on one" well that sounded complicated!

"Okay, let's start with what sounds like the simpliest one." Dani's eyes go up, as they always do when she addresses the Ship "Ship, please take notes and forward them to my e-mail." Ship responds in the affirmative "So I don't forget anything imporant." she gives a slight grin "The ones we need to learn about?

Kitty grins as she takes a seat on the couch and faces Dani "Well, probably the easiest would be Lyra. Least that what she said her name was, but she also said she was sort of She-Hulk's cousin. She's a teenager looks like the hulk family except bright red hair. she didn't stick around for me to get much out of her though. The other person I need some advice about. The third is a carriage driver who made a remark once in the conversation that implied she had powers, her name is tanya and she needs help training her horse so it doesn't spook at the use of powers, could be good for pr. Help civilians out, and public safety at the same time cuz the horse when spooked can create a danger to cars, itself and people." traffic jams and car accidents included

Dani makes a thoughtful hmming noise as Kitty goes over the first too, "Well if this Lyra is truly She-Hulk's cousin she would be under the purview of the Avengers...I would think. I'll give Ms. Marvel a call about her." a smile does come to her face at the next bit "The horse thing though. That I can help with directly. I can work with both of them and have them working as a funtional unit in a week or two. Next?

Kitty smiles brightly "I hoping you'd be willing to help with that, I told her to contact us. The horse spooked and created quite a traffic jam when a mutant sneezed and his exposed skin flashed brightly with the loud noise in front of the horse. The driver tanya wants to get her horse used to mutants and powers that would be startling. At first I thought She-Hulk had had a daughter we didn't know about but Lyra was a bit vague on her answers, sort of a cousin isn't exactly a cousin, y'know?" hoping dani understood, obviously it had piqued the cat's curiousity in Kitty though and once those claws were sunk into something there was no detaching them until she was sated. "Seth thought the horse could smell mutants. Which leaves just Julian Keller" the keller name was like mentioning luthor or kennedy in the real world "He's definitely a mutant I think, energy based. Though I've never seen an energy like his, neon green that he can light things up and what not, he even was able to break up Bobby's ice pretty easily. Aaand might be trying to win me away from Kurt, not that that's going to happen"

She gives a slight shrug "I think all those Hulks are related in one way or other." Dani looks blank for a few moments at the mention of Keller. It's only been seven months or so since her return, so it takes her a moment to remember who the Keller family is "He's a mutant..or suspected as one." she looks puzzled "I wonder why Charles didn't bring him in as a student.

Kitty shrugs "Your guess is as good as mine, but he might be a good candidate, he certainly was the first to jump onto the carriage when the horse spooked" then in flew lockheed to land on the back of the sofa. Kitty smiled at him "Too bad you're not big enough to ride, you'd be fun to ride but I'll stay off horses when I can" she tells the dragon "Julian didn't really use his energy like Alex or Scott, almost more like a telekinetic"

"Like he was using the energy as extra hands?" Dani glances at Lockheed, holding a hand out to him in offering before sratching him behind the ears. Since she is unable to touch the alien dragons mind she has to go by the non-verbal form of communcation when dealing with animals "I wouldn't think riding a dragon would be to different then riding any other aerial mount." of course she has only rode around on Brightwind, and occasinally on Warlock when he has taken a flying form.

Kitty giggles "Instead I'm the one who gets ridden" watching lockheed sniff Dani's hand and then lean his head into the scratching as he closed her eyes with a soft rumbling of content "He was waving his hands around as though orcestrating his energy and his eyes glowed when he used his powers. He was able to lift the carriage up out of the ice chute Bobby had made and set it back down after we un buckled it from the horse"

Dani nods "I'll add him to my list of people to watch." she then goes back to something that was mentioned earlier "Isn't he still a teenager?" a chuckle emerges "Ambitious isn't he, hitting on an older woman?"

Kitty blushes at the teasing "He is but not that much younger then me. And siiiides, what does that say about Kurt and me becoming an item?"

"That's different. Julian's a teenage boy, still not mature enough to be capable of any relationship equality." Dani makes a so-so gesture with her hand "Hell I don't know if even Kurt is mature enough for that.

Kitty snickers "He's heir to the family proverbial throne, I was only using dinner as a way to get to know more about him. I told him it was just as friends, but then he gave me his cell phone, the one that just came out the other day. Kurt can be mature and tender sometimes when he wants to be. I almost think he's afraid if he's serious and shows a soft side he'll scare people off so he acts like an imp instead"

"I think you just described over half the man on this planet...and all of the ones I have ever meet." Dani reaches up to pull the towel from her hair and runs her fingers through it to push its braid free locks from her face "Persoanlly I prefer the imp, but then again I'm not his girlfriend." nor did she ever have any plans in that direction either, which her tone may imply.

Kitty giggles "I like them both, sometimes I wish I got more of the elf though. I think Julian is used to buying his girls, why is it guys think that impresses us?"

Another shrug comes from Dani "Watching to many movies I guess. They assume if one girl is high maintenance they all are?" the towel is unceremonsiously tossed onto the sofa "I'm fine with just a beer and a burger at a honky tonk dive." she isn't sure what the other girl knows about her own recent dating experience so keeps her own story vague "My last real date had a hockey game, so at least they can be trained out of it.

Kitty grins with a nod "Thank goodness for that. I could care less about...well ok money does come in handy for getting my computer stuff, but it's the connection that's important. Having someone to lean on when you need and relax with at the end of the day." Didn't know anything about Dani's dating life. No one asked her for advice after all.

"Well regular friends are just as good for that as a boyfriend, and certainly less complicated." though in Dani's experience she has had more of the former and less, if any of the later, which is pretty much common knowledge. Though what she got to in Asgard is anybodies guess.

With a smile and a nod Kitty had to agree with the logic but still..."There's still just something special about cuddling in someone's arms that you care deeply for" Kitty shrugs "Guess I'm a bit of a romantic, I dunno"

Dani grins back, but hers is much more wicked in nature, "And there is a lot to be said about what comes before and after all that cuddling too." she inches back as is she expects some form of physical retaliation for her comment.

Kitty just grins almost smiling with a quizzical look at Dani. Well this explained how she got asked out without realizing it.

Having not got the reaction she expected from the slightly older and assumingly more expereince woman, Dani cants her head to the side "What?" it is her turn to look a bit perplexed "Really Kitty?" she finds it hard to beleive that the woman didn't get it.

Kitty tilts her head "What? Piotr was a complete gentleman" he just went into denial and attacked pete a few times before it sunk in "What comes before and after the cuddling? cuddling usually comes before and after the sex"

With that Dani chuckles "Exactly." she waves a hand in a nevermind gesture to the confusion her comment has caused "Was She-Hulk's relative, a panicky steed and a teenage Lothario the only three you needed to discuss with me, or were there more?

Kitty giggles softly shaking her head "Nope, just those three and Julian. I'll get you get back to your morning, thanks for talking with me" leaning over to give Dani a hug

Hoping she has dried off enough where she won't get Kitty damp, Dani returns the hug "Truthfully it is something we should be doing more often." she then removes herself, picking up her towel and heads downstairs.

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