So, erm, yeah.
It all kicked off today. I came in from university (having to walk back two bus stops because the driver BLOODY IGNORED ME AND DROVE PAST MY STOP EVEN THOUGH I PRESSED THE BUTTON) quite happy because the copy of Batgirl #40
and Blue Beetle: Boundaries
showed up today (I love ebay, it gives me bargain comics) and I was looking forward to just sitting reading them when I enter to ... well, basically chaos. Sylar was, well, encaged is the only way to describe it, with some dvd cases, with Trips, Shawn. Bobbin, Guido, Mazza, ... there were a surprisingly large number of guards. A lot of voices started talking to me at once
"There was a lot of screaming..."
"Almost got found out by your mother..."
It got to be a lot of chatting at me.It was very confusing. "ALRIGHT!" I ended up yelling. "One of you, just the ONE please tell me what happened?" There was a lot of looking amongst themselves, apparently they all thought themselves the right person to tell me and didn't want to seem arrogant by putting themselves forward. Or something like that. I was very tired at this point, it was like four in the afternoon and I'd been up since six that morning.
"A race of people who all they can do is talk, and suddenly now is when you lose your voices?" Okay ... that voice was fairly new, and yet, so familiar to me.
... .... ....
(brb - the nine year old me is going into happy dance mode.)
(Seriously DCAU figures on a job lot on ebay ... have I mentioned how much I love that place?)
"The guy in black, Sylar I think he's called," Terry said, looking at me with a serious face. Terry, don't go all serious mode on me. It's not as fun. "He attacked Blue Beetle today." Wait. WHAT? "I showed up and stopped him, obviously, but he still..."
"Bring him to me, now."
And so Sylar was frogmarched along to me. I had kinda found Jaime by this point (he was hiding under my cover, muttering about how he's meant to be a hero, and how Ted Kord would have fought back, poor sweetheart) and I wasn't best pleased at Sylar. "Do you even have an explanation for this? I mean, it's come out of nowhere. Just gonna blame it on the hunger?" He didn't even try to stick up for himself. "Sy, I let you guys get away with a lot here, probably more than I should, but attacking Blue? Not on."
Annnnnd then there was a creepy sadistic grin. I had to get Trips and Shawn to get rid of him very quickly. (Those two are interesting; Jaime told me that one minute he saw them mucking around with the X-Box, and then when Sylar attacked him, they were there, pulling the guy off him and giving Sy a well deserved Smackdown. I asked if there was theme music - there was)
So, erm, yeah, there's a lot of people here crying for just. Aragorn got all King of Gondor-y and decreed that he should be the one to reside over the trail, being a King an' all. That annoyed the Doctors, who all began yelling over each other about how they should be the one to do it. Apart from Nine. He just went "bugger that" and wandered off... somewhere, I'm not quite sure /where/ but he'll turn up. Terry kinda stared at them all like they were something... okay, not going to continue that analogy but you get what I mean, and went over to talk to Jaime
(Yes, Claire was there 'comforting' him. No, I don't think it was a good idea, considering.)
"Hey man, sorry."
"Not your fault."
"Shoulda got there earlier. He woulda got there earlier."
"Yeah? The Blue Beetle before me wouldn't have let it happen."
"Living in people's shadows suck."
And there, dear people, a friendship began.
Sylar, however, did not like this glowing display of friendship, especially not when Claire kept snuggling up to Jaime (who, seriously, I don't think is interested in her - at the moment at least - but he's too nice to shove a girl away). He got a very dark look in his eyes. And... Hey, I just realised, I've no idea where the Master is, or what he got up to while all of this was going on.
... I'm a little more than worried you guys ...