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Cerebro Scans Staff Meeting

Cerebro Scans: Staff Meeting

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  • Charles Xavier: I'd like to thank you all for being here. As we all know, tomorrow is a day for which we have prepared. It is a day we have worked hard for, each and every one of us. This meeting is meant as our last readiness check. Tomorrow, those children may be the students, but we will be the ones tested.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Well said, Charles. I think we all understand the gravitas of this moment and what we are undertaking from this point onward. None of us do this lightly.
  • Raven Darkholme: I don't know if all of us understand the importance in equal measure, Erik.
  • Jason Wyngarde: Is she calling me daft again? Is that what this is?
  • Moira MacTaggert: No, Jay... I believe Raven is calling attention that one of us is not like the others.
  • Charles Xavier: Raven, the focus of this school may be to protect these children, but let us not lose sight of the fact that we must also nurture them to be ready for the day that humans and mutants can co-exist in peace.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Agreed. Moira may not be a mutant herself, but she has given birth to two children. Two children which are likely mutants themselves.
  • Raven Darkholme: My mother gave birth to a mutant, too. You know what she did to that child? She tried to kill me.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Moira is not your mother, Raven. Moira is an ally.
  • Raven Darkholme: That remains to be seen. She remains to be tested.
  • Moira MacTaggert: What would you have me do to prove myself to you?
  • Charles Xavier: That will be enough of that now. Both of you, behave.
  • Moira MacTaggert: Charles, I didn't- [scoff] Whatever.
  • Charles Xavier: Yes, well, maybe we should begin with Jason reading off some of our numbers.
  • Jason Wyngarde: [papers shuffling] Right then, Charles. Let us see now. As of Friday, we had thirteen students enrolled. But being the superstitious bloke I am, I had Moira help me crunch the data and find us another student. He was in our backyard just about. I took the drive down to Coney Island Saturday night and I'm pleased to say he'll be joining us tomorrow morning.
  • Charles Xavier: You did not bring him back with you? Did you forget we have students already lodged here?
  • Jason Wyngarde: No, Charles. It was not a matter of lodging. It was a matter of suspension. There was no way my car was going to handle this kid.
  • Raven Darkholme: Oh, sounds like he's a biggun.
  • Jason Wyngarde: Indeed. The kid left school shortly after his powers manifested, causing his size to increase tremendously. He's quite... large. But he's also strong and seems to me as though he might just be nigh-indestructible as well. He's been working as a side-show attraction.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Does this young boy have a name?
  • Jason Wyngarde: Aye. Frederick Dukes, though he is better known by what the kids in school called him before he left.
  • Moira MacTaggert: And do I dare ask what that is?
  • Jason Wyngarde: "The Blob".
  • Moira MacTaggert: Kids can be so cruel.
  • Raven Darkholme: It sounds to me as though he's come to terms with what he is and has found a way to use it to his advantage. Human cruelty may have hurt him but now it fuels him. Did he take much coaxing?
  • Jason Wyngarde: He was not particularly keen on returning to school, but he is interested in meeting others like us.
  • Charles Xavier: Are there any concerns with his family?
  • Moira MacTaggert: No. I reached out to his family initially. Through them we were able to track him down to Coney Island. His family lives in Lubbock, Texas. They want little to do with him. The father referred to his son as a freak. They are willing to sign change of custody papers. The papers are in tomorrow's outgoing post.
  • Charles Xavier: We had Mr. Worthington prepare those documents?
  • Moira MacTaggert: Of course.
  • Charles Xavier: Excellent.
  • Raven Darkholme: I'm curious. Exactly how big is this boy, Jason?
  • Jason Wyngarde: Oh, he's got to be... five-hundred pounds. Maybe even half a ton. I don't know. He's about my height.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Good thing Charles had the foresight to reinforce the structure, particularly the flooring.
  • Charles Xavier: Is there any other business to discuss?
  • Raven Darkholme: Where are we on the new groundskeeper?
  • Moira MacTaggert: New groundskeeper?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: The last one had some concerns which could not be rectified.
  • Moira MacTaggert: Really? That's surprising. Vince seemed so nice.
  • Raven Darkholme: According to Charles he was not as tolerant as his interview would suggest. He was too big of a risk.
  • Moira MacTaggert: So we fired him?
  • Charles Xavier: The students' safety would be jeopardized if he was allowed to stay. He was too much of a liability.
  • Moira MacTaggert: But isn't terminating his employment only going to make him disgruntled toward the school?
  • Jason Wyngarde: No. We gave him a handsome severance package and I may have left him with the inkling that he had been working for the church a few miles down the road for the last few years.
  • Moira MacTaggert: What would give him that idea?
  • Raven Darkholme: Jason altered his memories.
  • Moira MacTaggert: What?!
  • Erik Lehnsherr: It had to be done, Moira, to preserve the school's safety. At this time, we cannot afford for the world to know about our kind.
  • Raven Darkholme: More than they already do...
  • Moira MacTaggert: Charles, you knew about this?
  • Charles Xavier: This was not my idea. Unfortunately, this had to be done, Moira. It is nasty business, but... necessary.
  • Moira MacTaggert: [scoff] This cannot be happening. I cannot be the only one who thinks altering memories is a line we cannot cross.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: ...
  • Jason Wyngarde: ...
  • Raven Darkholme: ...
  • Charles Xavier: Moira-
  • Moira MacTaggert: [sigh] You know what? Okay, I get it. It's for the cause... [sigh] I just feel as if... [sigh] This is a slippery slope. We should have all discussed this beforehand. I understand the need, but I think there needs to be some sort of accountability or oversight here. We should not be doing these things lightly.
  • Charles Xavier: I completely agree, Moira. In the future, we will call a meeting about this sort of decision.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Charles-
  • Charles Xavier: Erik, this is not up for debate. Moira raises a valid concern. We will call a meeting in the future.
  • [End of Memory Reconstruction]
  • [Memory Synchronization: 93.2%]

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  • Debut of Raven Darkholme and Jason Wyngarde.

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