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 Threats & Promises, Wyndham
Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:02 PM
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"I'll kill you, you dumb whore!"

Marco surged against the arms of the policemen holding him, trying to get at her. She had pinned herself to the wall of their building, unable to breathe. She just stared into his eyes, vacant and crazy, brimming with hatred. She thought about closing her own eyes against them, but she couldn't.

He was hypnotizing.

"I'll make you regret the day you were born," he spat, foaming at the mouth. She was shaking.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:05 PM
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He'd been staring at it for a while. He even took the time to stop time and look at the picture of the brother, rabid and ill by an illness of his own device, threatening the sister, gentle and broken by no fault of her own.

Shakespeare could not have written a more tragic story.

Slowly, he approached her.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:09 PM
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Marco's expression shifted, became more insidious. "She's a Wonder!" he shouted, grinning crazily.

Lena's eyes went wide. Instinctively, she shook her head, pressing herself back into the wall.

"She's a Wonder! A dangerous, filthy Wonder, shame of our family," he continued, growling. "You ruined all of us. Check her back -- scars where the wings should be. Where we cut them off. Check her! She's poison. Poison!"

She'd gone pale as the policemen looked at her, her hands curling into fists.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:11 PM
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Unexpected. How had none of her customers noticed?

"Miss, I'm afraid I'm going to have to take you in, too," one of the policemen said, breaking off from the others.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:13 PM
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She shied away from him. "No. I-- is not true," she stammered, face reddening at the lie. Marco was shouting more epithets, about how she killed people using her powers, just for fun.

"Miss, you have to--"

She turned to run, and came up short as she almost ran headfirst into Wyndham. She froze.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:20 PM
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The speed bubble was up, but only for a fraction of a second, only for as long as he said, with a lopsided grin: "So you're a Wonder. I can work with that." And then it was gone. He was good at masking these things.

His hand went up to stop the policeman.

"Is this what the New Venice police do these days? Arrest their citizens under the allegation of their being Wonders?" His eyes narrowed. "That is not illegal as of yet, gentlemen."
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:22 PM
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Confused, she stared up at him, then looked back at the policemen. Promptly, she inserted Wyndham between herself and the officer, eyeing them from behind the man's tall, lanky frame.

Marco, sensing things had gone horribly awry, continued to explain the depth of her horrible crimes as a murderous Wonder.

"If she's accused of murder," the policeman said, eyes not leaving the Mexican girl for even a second. "Then we have to take her in and get her statement."
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:29 PM
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"You want the statement of the woman whom her accuser - her brother - believes to have betrayed and is, in vengeance, trying to tarnish her name? Publicly embarrass her? Hurt her? He just told you how much he wants to punish her." Wyndham cocked his head, a toothy smile spreading his lips. His cigarette was sampled.

"There have been no murders you can suspect her of."
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:30 PM
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The policeman hesitated, then took one last stab at it. "We would require her statement to arrest her brother, regardless."
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:36 PM
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"You do not. There is a warrant waiting for Marco Suarez from back West. That, and the statement of the witness that you boys have been interrogating from dusk to dawn. A certain Rhea Halkias? That should suffice, surely. And tell Captain Schumacher Wyndham says 'hi'. I'm sure he'll be thrilled to hear it." Or, not so much. Schumacher hated his guts. For good reasons. But no one would ever know those reasons, especially not some runts they sent to arrest a lowlife like Suarez.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:37 PM
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Rhea??

Finally, the policemen relented, and carted Marco off. He was still screaming his head off as they took him away. Unbidden, tears strung her eyes, and she forced herself not to blink so they wouldn't fall.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:49 PM
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He gripped her shoulders steadily, but still stared the cop down.

The man hesitated - they all did - but then he turned back to his group and they left.

And Wyndham breathed.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:50 PM
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The shaking, which had gentled in the heat of the confrontation, returned full-force. Her face crumpled, and she began to cry.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:52 PM
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His face crumpled, but not giving way to tears. It was a long, dark frown. He pulled her to his chest and patted her hair, gently. It was a pitiful act, worthless. There was very little he could do for Magdalena.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:54 PM
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It was worthless, and empty, and entirely for the sake of pity.

But Lena was going to take whatever she could get, because at this point the alternative was nothing, and she could not face nothing. She couldn't. Hands fisting in the front of his coat, she buried her face in his chest, embarrassed to be crying and at the same time completely uncaring. Her life was over. Why shouldn't she cry?
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:57 PM
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Wyndham's attempts at consoling other people... were not memorable.

He just patted her head and held her to his body. For as long as it took - only he hoped it would not take too long.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:58 PM
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It wasn't.

She was used to keeping her sessions of self-pity short. She was used to crying for a few minutes, and then no more. When she'd calmed, she pushed away from him, angry with him and with herself.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 08:59 PM
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And now the front of his coat was wet.

"This is not a bad thing."
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:01 PM
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She hugged herself, then made for the door of the building. She had to get her meager belongings.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:04 PM
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"Do you have a place to stay?" he called out after her.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:08 PM
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"It doesn't matter." The door closed behind her.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:09 PM
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He propped himself against the wall and lit up another cigarette. He waited.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:11 PM
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She did not re-emerge.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:18 PM
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An hour passed.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:21 PM
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She would not be re-emerging that night or even the next morning on a voluntary basis.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:26 PM
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Oh, don't worry. He wasn't going to wait that long.

He turned abruptly and knocked on the door.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:27 PM
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Obstinate silence from inside.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:28 PM
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So he walked in.
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Magdalena Suarez
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:30 PM
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The apartment was almost nice. It had two bedrooms, and furniture. Everything was falling apart, of course, but it was more than most people had.

She was in her room, curled up on the bed in the same dress she'd been wearing, back to the door.
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Wyndham Conway
 Posted: Jul 12 2012, 09:36 PM
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He sighed and walked to the door. It was open.

"You can't stay here. You don't own this place. You will be evicted." Obviously, he was getting far too involved.
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