It was looking like a nothing kind of weekend on the island, so after his classes Victor went back to his room to chill. He was poking around on an Avengers discussion board when his phone rang.
“Victor’s Pickle Shack, bringing you the best in brine,” he said cheerily.
The long pause on the other end suggested the caller wasn’t really in the mood for funny greetings. “Vic, hey. It’s Nico. Remember how before you left, you said you’d come back if we needed you, and I said that was great if we could just put the bad guys on pause while you portalled in?”
Nico sounded like she had a migraine. This wasn’t good; Victor started shutting down his laptop as he answered.
“Pretty much, yeah.”
“Yeah, well” -- and now Nico sounded like she wanted to either laugh or cry and wasn't sure which -- “so, it’s actually happened. A bunch of Majesdanians came for Karolina, and I did a spell that I made all of them but one go away. We tied him to a chair and he seems harmless. But I have no idea where the rest of them are. I’m calling a full team meeting. How soon can you get to Malibu?”
“Like two hours,” Victor guessed. “Wait, why do they want K?”
“Because her dad was an ass and got a bunch of them killed,” Nico said wearily. “Same thing as always, right? I’ll explain more when you get here. Just -- we could use extra firepower before the rest of the alien invaders get back.”
Victor sighed. “All right. On my way.”
He hung up and went to quickly pack.
[OOC: Door/post open. Scenario inspired by Dead Wrong, Runaways vol. 3.]