|| Asymmetry | Role-Playing | What If | Over the Rainbow ||
Crossing the bridge.
Dumas looked around the area to make sure no one was coming. "I have the optional ability to run also." He smiles.
The Captain smiled warmly at the small joke and continued "Emerald, you mentioned...a friend of your father. Did he say anything about how friendly the dwarves might be? I figure either they're allied with the creeps we've met- in which case we don't want to tip them off that we're here- or they're not and the Vikings treat them about as well as they do New Yorkers. If that's the way it is, we'd probably have some eager help on our side."
Victor replies. "I think that sounds like a fine idea. An ally would suit us well. Though if no ally presents itself to us, then maybe we can grab a disguise. I know the good Captain here.." He motions towards Captain America. "...is about their size and I'm sure not everyone is as big as their warriors. We could probably all fit in."
He looks around at everyone as if judging their sizes in comparance to the the image of the Vikings.
"I'm not sure how well striped capes, black wings, and green bandanas will blend in, but..." Cap pauses with a deep breath, his eyes realigning as if suddenly realizing something, "...I guess we'll find out, won't we?"
Union had started flying cautiously around the island, maintaining his upright posture, testing the air-fields. "That sort of thing only works for Eroll Flynn, Doctor. This isn't a Republic serial here."
"One must never count out every possibility Union." Dumas holds his finger pointed upward as if to make his point. He smiles as he is doing it.
"As for the flying under the bridge idea, I can bring a few people with me in phased mode. I know Captain America is plenty strong to carry those of us who do not fly."
"These are options," Aegis says briskly. "We'll see what we have to work with once we get there." Thinking that while perhaps Dumas has no qualms about having his face known to all, others of their group might not be so sanguine about the prospect. But that's a bridge to cross later.
"Under the rainbow, then, if we can, and see what might be living there. If there's no way in, we'll knock on the front door and threaten to blow it down," she adds in an amused tone. "Who needs a lift?" She glances around the group, waiting for any objections or counter-suggestions.
"I think all of us can fly except the Doctor and Delta V. Delta, I can rig up a way to carry you, bit I think Emerald might find it easier." Union heads over to the edge of the bridge and glances under it, "I just hope there aren't any trolls under this particular bridge..." *and that no one has seen us yetbut there hasn't been an alarm...*
"Aegis, I'm ready to go when you give the word."
"Well then lets go!" Dumas phases out of reality and walks off the edge of the island and sinks below the bridge without ever actually laying a foot on it and continues on his way towards the underside of Asgard.
Dumas floated onwards towards the city lost in his thoughts. He wondered why Aegis didn't seem to like him. He knew she was just some employee for Stark, but he couldn't figure out why she had such a bad attitude towards everything. Victor decided to chalk it up to lack of a good upbringing in this modern age of theirs. Then he thought about Union. For a moment back there, he seemed to have an older voice. He too had been nearly unfriendly to the doctor and he wondered if it was professional jealousy or some other reason. It was too bad, because he admired the man's work and had asked if they could get together after all of this was over with to compare notes. Victor now questioned if Union would want that or not.
By no means inclined to let her irritation at this persistent grandstanding get the best of her in the middle of a crucial mission, once Dumas is out of easy earshot Aegis murmurs to Union, "Nice try." Not very subtle, admittedly, but still she appreciates the thought.
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