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It wasn't like Victor spent a lot of time zapping stuff. Electromagnetic bursts of lightning were not exactly something you needed to get through your average day of classwork and video games.

But when he woke up feeling vaguely, indefinably off, it didn't take him long to work out that that was what was missing. His other abilities still seemed intact, and a systems check showed he hadn't come down with a virus or anything (ha, robot humor). But when he reached out with that power, nothing at all happened. It was as if he'd never had it to begin with.

Disconsolate, he laid back down on the bed, barely noticing he'd plowed through a whole box of Pop-Tarts while he tried to figure this out. In fact, he was still a little hungry: Maybe he'd go into town for some waffles and see if those helped.

[OOC: And I am done with the open, establishy posts. Victor got the Rory Gilmore appetite. Weekend SP in effect.]

Date: 2012-11-17 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
There was a really, really quick knock at Victor's doorframe. Olive had decided to swing back by his room on her way to her own after radio because she is everywhere this morning to see if anything was up with him, too. "Good mooooooooooooorning!"

Date: 2012-11-17 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"Can't I be in a good mood?" Olive wondered, before grinning at him. "Wanna see something cool?"

Date: 2012-11-17 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
Olive leaned casually against the doorway, before hurrying across the room to join him on the bed.

'Hurrying' being a relative term. She was there in under a second.

"Ta da!" she proclaimed, beaming as she flung out her arms.

Date: 2012-11-17 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"No idea!" Olive said happily before giving him a weird look. "But now I wanna try. I just woke up with this. Did you get anything new?"

Date: 2012-11-17 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"I think those of us who got something lost something, too," Olive noted. "It seemed like that in the common room earlier anyway. I'm not totally sure what my lost thing is, but I have a guess." Oh, not having to use a calculator, she'd miss you. "But hey, it's probably just for a weekend, and...how often do you zap things on a daily basis?"

Date: 2012-11-19 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"If someone attacks you, I'll...super-speed at them until they stop?" Olive tried. "I feel like this is more defensive than offensive. And yeah, I bet you totally got something you haven't noticed yet! It's probably just something you wouldn't use without meaning to."

Date: 2012-11-19 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"We'll say the super-speed comes with super-strength, sure," Olive decided. "But yeah. I think the weekend is based on somehow...trading something else in. Like, okay, this is embarrassing, but I can't do math anymore. Like, I can go super-fast, but I need my phone's calculator a lot more than before. I dunno if it's math that's gone, or if I'm just dumb now, or what, though."

Date: 2012-11-19 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"I-D-I-O-S-Y-N-C-R-A-C-Y," Olive spelled quickly (though not at super-speed.) "And it's an irregularity or quirk."

A pause, and then, "So it's probably just the math then, I guess."

Date: 2012-11-19 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"What if this weekend was the one time when they did?" Olive asked, looking sad. "The one and only time I'd be useful in a scary situation."

Date: 2012-11-19 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"I feel like running away seems to be my main strategy for everything this weekend," Olive mused. "Maybe it's for the best that I don't normally have powers. Fleeing the scene isn't particularly admirable."

Date: 2012-11-19 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"Or, since this is me, I'd use it for totally stupid things," Olive replied. "Like I will this weekend. Is there anything I could get for you that'd make you feel better about losing your zapping? 'Cause I could probably grab it and be back inside of seconds."

Case in point.

Date: 2012-11-19 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dirtiest-skank.livejournal.com
"...are you pregnant?" Olive wondered, eyeing him. "Or just like, extra-Victor-y? Maybe that's your power."

Date: 2012-11-17 02:48 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (neu: thoughtful peaceful)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
Topher didn't want to knock. Knocking was for people who weren't badasses who could fly.

Instead, he hovered in mid-air and experimented with lightly kicking the top of the doorframe. It probably sounded the same as a knock, but it was the principle of the thing.

"Hey, Viiiictor."

Date: 2012-11-17 03:20 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (conv: casual)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"I can and I do," Topher said cheerfully. "Waffles are awesome, and I am currently badass." Gloating was called-for in this instance. Don't you judge him for gloating. "Did you get any new power today?"

Date: 2012-11-17 06:16 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (hand: pretendy thoughtful)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"Wrong," Topher said, lowering until he was only a few inches above the ground and then dropping from mid-air to stand like a normal person. "It's a switching thing, apparently. Lose something, get something. Unless the island just crapped out on you in particular."

Date: 2012-11-17 06:29 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (genius: how dat work)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
Huh. He hadn't thought about that. "Depends," Topher said thoughtfully. "What's the difference?"

Sigh, science knowledge. HE MISSED YOU SO.
Edited Date: 2012-11-17 06:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-17 06:51 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (neu: thoughtful peaceful)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"I know," Topher sighed. "Apparently, my superpower is being a genius, so now that I have this floating/possibly flying thing..."

SIGH.

Date: 2012-11-17 07:11 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (neu: look at all the fucks i give)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"There's totally something wrong with it," Topher sighed. "But this is probably just an island weekend thing, so... hopefully we don't get some kind of radioactive rock crisis or something before everyone's back to normal."

Date: 2012-11-17 07:29 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (awk: ooh oops)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"...Maybe." Topher hadn't even considered that the powers were being distributed to other people. More that they were just coming out of nowhere. Which, had his science knowledge been intact, he would've immediately dismissed as ridiculous. "Ugh, and someone's going around with my brain? But that's my brain!"

Date: 2012-11-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (awk: this makes me nervous)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"The difference would be pretty negligible, let's be real," Topher pointed out. "I'm mostly how smart I am." So self-aware, Topher. "But at least if someone randomly lightnings the whole school, they should be pretty easy to find?"

Date: 2012-11-18 07:32 am (UTC)
dollpocalypse: (tech: working together)
From: [personal profile] dollpocalypse
"So there you go," Topher said brightly. "No one's dying from surprise Victor-ness. Probably. Unless they do it right to someone's face or something."

The face probably wasn't the most sensitive target, Topher, no. But good try.

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