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Gabriel sat in the passager side of the car, staring outside of the window. He felt exhausted, but he hasn't really been able to sleep. Everytime he closed his eyes he saw his mother's shocked face, scissors jetting out of her chest, and suddenly he would feel wide awake again.

After doing some research they were able to finally locate his father in Baltimore, so that's where they were driving toward. To get answers to the questions Angela had planted in his head. Who were his real parents? Why had they given him up? Were they the reason why he was the way he was...wired so wrongfully?

Periodically, he thinks idly about the list of powers he got from Chandra. They were passing by alot of good ones. He wondered how bad it would be to go off course.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
Elle was exhausted too. It'd been a restless long week of searching, and she'd woken up countless times during each night, knowing Gabriel was still awake beside her. It wasn't even as if she was haunted by the events a week before, or the past month. Knowing Gabriel was suffering was enough of a reason for her subconscious to stir her awake.

She nursed a cup of hot chocolate she'd bought from a convenience store before they set off--usually she'd buy a slushie, but she wanted something warm and comforting and sweet. By now, however, it was cold.

"Are you nervous?" she asked conversationally, just because she knew she would be. And because she was worried about him.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"A little. I haven't seen the man since I was six," He replied, glancing over at her now. At least tracking down his father had given him something to focus on. He couldn't imagine what kind of condition he would be in without it.

"He never wrote or called or anything. He just went to get cigarettes and never came back," He pursed his lips. "The oldest cliche in the book."

Date: 2009-08-15 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
Elle took a distracting sip of her chocolate with a frown. Her mom had died; his dad had just... left. Not cared. It wasn't comparable. But then again, Elle knew what it was like to have a father who didn't care, at least about loving her. But at least she had one for however long a time.

"You want me to come in with you?" she asked softly, wanting to know before they got there. She understood needing to do some things alone, and this seemed like one that had the potential to qualify.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"It's probably best if you do," He replied after a moment or two of silent contemplation. In all honesty, he didn't quite trust himself. Not after what happened to his mother.

It was one things to kill for powers, it was another to kill family members. It was a line he had never meant to cross, but he had.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
She nodded silently at that, sensing his distrust in himself, in his choice of words. Elle knew he was finding his fathers to find answers about why he could do what he did... but she suspected it was more about finding out who he was, and how he could he the things he did. Like what he did to his mom, what Angela had said he'd do to her.

A part of her was scared of the answers.

She pulled into the parking lot and parked the car, shutting off the engine and looking out to him with a small smile. "Moment of time," she said quietly.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"I guess it's time to face the music," He replied dryly, looking up at the watch shop they had pulled in front of. Of course, his father was still working as a watchmaker. It was so mundane, so predictable. He wasn't surprised.

Gabriel got out of the car, taking a deep breath. He grabbed Elle's hand, squeezing it for support.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
She squeezed it back and headed towards the door, pushing it open and gulping at the small ding it made. It was musty inside, and small, and her eyes rested on the older man sitting in the back with a familiar pair of glasses on, his hands pausing their work on a watch to look up.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"Just fill out an order form, and I'll get to your watch as quickly as possible, I'm running behind today," the man said, going back to his work.

Gabriel approached his small work desk carefully, glancing at the materials. He remembered them so vividly. Thinking if he learned to use them it would mean...but it didn't matter now.

"Martin Gray, isn't it?"

The man looked up at him. "Do I know you?"

Date: 2009-08-15 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
They looked nothing alike. It was an odd thought to focus on, but it was the one Elle had, looking studiously back and forth between the man. Despite the familiar tools and settings, they were nothing alike.

Date: 2009-08-15 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"I'm your son, Gabriel. You left years ago, for cigarettes. You never came back.You abandoned us and you couldn't even be original about it. This" He waved over to Elle. "Is my girlfriend, Elle. And we have some questions for you."

"It was a long time ago," Martin protested. "I'm a very different person now. It doesn't matter anymore."

Gabriel pursed his lips. "Maybe not to you."

Date: 2009-08-15 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
Elle came closer and held onto his arm, twining her fingers through his and squeezing his hand at his father's easy dismissal. She held back from zapping the man viciously for being such an insensitive prick.

"I think you owe him at least a few minutes of your time," she said, trying to keep the venom she felt out of the words.

Date: 2009-08-15 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"Fine." Martin scoffed a little. "You have questions? Ask them?"

"How is a boy supposed to grow up into a man without his father around? How is he supposed to learn the tough choices?" Gabriel grasped Elle's hand a little more tightly, glad for her presence there to help calm him.

"Do you want an apology for walking out on your and your mother? Your mother was an unstable, childish woman, I couldn't stay with her."

"I just want the truth, that's all."

Date: 2009-08-15 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
If it were possible, Elle's urge to hurt the man steadily grew. Virginia was unstable. She was childish. But this man was just scum.

"And what about Gabriel?" she asked, disgusted. "What's your excuse for leaving him?"

Date: 2009-08-15 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"I never wanted a child," Martin spat. "She did. So I got her one. Why did I need to stay?"

Gabriel pursed his lips. There seemed to be more to this story. "And just how did you get her one?"

"She wasn't able to have kids, no matter how hard she tried. So we adopted."

Date: 2009-08-15 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
Elle breathed deeply and stifled the angry spark she felt building. "Adopted from who?"

Date: 2009-08-15 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"Gabriel was given to me."

His hand tightened around Elle's. He was trying his best to control his temper. "By who?"

"Someone who needed money."

He felt sick to his stomach. His real parents had sold him?

Date: 2009-08-15 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
"You bought him?" Elle spat out, and took a fraction of a step closer. "From who?"

Date: 2009-08-15 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"My brother," was Martin's simple reply.

"Is he still alive?" Gabriel asked, almost desperately. The more he knew...the more he needed to know more. His father sold him? Why? And had Angela been right about his father killing his mother?

His brain felt like cotton.

Martin took out a piece of paper, writing down the contact information, handing it to them.

Date: 2009-08-15 07:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
Elle stared momentarily at the paper and then back to Martin. She seriously debated killing him, but decided two dead parents was a long enough track record for the both of them.

Date: 2009-08-15 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"Is this true?" Gabriel asked weakly, staring at the piece of paper for a moment.

Samson Gray

Martin nodded. "Yes, so please, get out now," He said curtly, picking up his glasses.

Gabriel stood, his hand twitching a little at his side. This man had raised him, pushed him into his career and then left. He didn't even care.

Date: 2009-08-15 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
"Can I kill him?" Elle hissed acidly through her teeth, looking up to her side at Gabriel. A small rush of electricity sparked around their clasped hands promisingly.

She supposed, after everything, it would only be polite to ask first.

Date: 2009-08-15 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
Gabriel thought about it for a moment. This man had abandoned him and his mother, and didn't even seem to care. He couldn't claim to have any attachment to him.

Besides, he had killed Elle's father, it was only fair.

He nodded his head in approval. "You can."

Date: 2009-08-15 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
It was all the prompting she needed. She smiled grimly, turned to look into Martin's confused, slightly alarmed eyes, and lifted her hand, letting out a long, concentrated volt right into his chest.

It sear straight through his skin, ripped into heart. He let out a tortured, gurgled, short yell, and died quickly, his body slumping to the floor with a loud thud.

It was so easy it was almost unsatisfying. Almost.

"Asshole," she spat, and then sucked in a shaking breath and let it out. "That felt good," she added softly.

Date: 2009-08-15 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgabriel.livejournal.com
"It did," Gabriel nodded, smiling at her, pleased with her actions. How strange was it that his father's death was the first thing to bring him joy since his mother's death.

A little strange, but he had been attached to Virginia. She might have been a little unhinged, but she didn't abandon him. She had tried her best to raise him.

The same could not be said for Martin.

Date: 2009-08-15 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electrocutesy.livejournal.com
She finally gave into the smile tugging at her lips and looked over to him. "Good; he deserved it," she whispered, happy he'd enjoyed it too. She looked over the side of the table and wrinkled her nose at the blood seeping into the cheap carpeting. "I'd kick him, but I like these boots."

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