oxfordian: (♔ oh my god erik that tiny dragon)
charles [ғ] xavier. ([personal profile] oxfordian) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2012-07-11 09:37 pm

16th piece ♔ video

[ When Charles appears on the video, it's with a not-so-well-hidden expression of exhaustion -- exhaustion, pain, and most notably, apology. He is seated on the couch in his shared home, with his communicator placed in his lap. His newly acquired wheelchair is within frame; easily accessible from his position. ]

I understand that some terrible things have occurred here in my... absence. [ That's definitely hard to say, as the memories of this place are coming in so slowly and of their own volition; some things more prominent than others. ]

I do not remember everything, and for that I am sorry. I thought it prudent to let those who need know — that I have returned to the City. [ A few more seconds of silence, then he's sighing, closing his eyes. ]

If there is any way that I may be of service, or help, please... please let me know.

Thank you.
professorlionface: (Hmm?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-13 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh. It's unfortunate that some things should have to parallel across universes. He meets the same heavy air Charles seems to bring, looking with some concern, but actually broaching the topic seemed like it would be too uncomfortable.]

Ah, welcome back, Charles. You look [Older, weary, listless.] well.
professorlionface: (What was I thinking?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-13 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
I think "experienced" may be the kinder way to phrase it. But I've been alright, yes.

Long jump to the present?
professorlionface: (Hmph.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-14 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
I can see why that might be the case. Uh, recovery has a nasty habit of stretching one's perception of time. How long have you been back? Running into any problems?

Is...there anything I can do to help, Charles?
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-15 12:22 am (UTC)(link)
Would you be opposed to sharing how it happened?
professorlionface: (Uhhhhh.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-20 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Hank face falls further. If the news could get any worse, well, that would be the way.] Oh my. Oh, Charles. Charles, I'm so sorry.

[And they're still living together, aren't they?]

If you...need somewhere to stay...
professorlionface: (pic#3702038)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-24 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
I can understand it would be. It could be that you'll just need time to readjust to each other.

[Largely because Hank has a tendency to want to escape when he feels hurt.]
professorlionface: (Let me ask you...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-30 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Which developments would you be referring to?

[Whether he'd suspected anything was up in the air, but he certainly had no idea it was a for real thing.]
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-30 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
A murder? No, I hadn't heard the first word about that!

What were the circumstances?
professorlionface: (Well.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-30 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
This was in response to the terror that's been caused these past few weeks? I...can't say you're alone in that foolishness, but it does seem obvious in hindsight.
professorlionface: (Sigh.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-07-31 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
I think you're due a higher quota in a situation like this.

Different circumstances, divergent interactions, you would likely have seen a different side of him. One you might not have had the opportunity at home. That can always change your perspective on a person.
professorlionface: (These things get so filthy!)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-08-01 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'm afraid I can offer no promise that you will be able to dissuade him from it.

But what affect the attempt may have could make the effort worthwhile.
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-08-03 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
You have my number if you ever need anything. Even if it's just to talk.
professorlionface: (I'm quite sure.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-08-05 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
I'll be sure that I'm ready for it.