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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Nightwing on Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:34 am

    There was a moment of surprise painted on Nightwing's face. This was...unexpected. He wasn't quite sure what to say, now. Other heroes even in this place? They were unorthodox, but maybe it's better than nothing, right? He took Korra's offered hand, shaking it.

    "Glad to see some halfway friendly faces around here. I was afraid of running into some not-so-friendly folk. And again, sorry for the whole following thing. It's...how I get my intel." Nightwing chuckled slightly nervously. This face-to-face stuff wasn't always for him..it was mainly giving orders or taking orders. Even when Barbara or any of the team tried to coerce some small talk out of him, it had been painfully awkward.
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Sokka on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:54 pm

    Sokka couldn't help but grin as well once Korra wrapped her arm around him and declared that the two of them were effectively superheroes in their own way. She certainly had a point after all, especially since she was the Avatar and he himself had gotten wrapped up in a whole series of events that had helped end the Hundred Year War. And that didn't even begin to touch on the other encounters that the two of them had faced both back in their own world and since they had arrived on the Breach.

    "That we have," echoed Sokka, nodding a bit at the mention of the two of them saving people. Once Korra stepped forward to shake Nightwing's hand, Sokka paused for a moment before figuring he might as well do the same. The gesture of handshaking had really not had much of a place in his time, but it had seemed to gain a bit of popularity in Korra's era and had certainly appeared to be pretty common here. And given Nightwing's positive response to the action? Might as well.

    Offering his own hand for the costumed young man, Sokka noted, "I'm glad you were able to find a couple. There are some less than friendly people around here, but most everyone is pretty good or at least neutral." At the second apology, the warrior just shrugged it off. Smiling a bit more, he added, "Hey, it's okay. Each of us have had to pull that before too. If you ever need anything from either of us though, do be sure to just ask next time, all right?"
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Korra on Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:49 am

    Nightwing took her hand and they initiated a handshake, Korra keeping her grip calm, but firm. No limp-wristed sissy handshakes here! From what he was saying, she guessed that maybe his world wasn't very friendly. The skulking around for information, the little mask on his face, needing heroes in the first place...although the mask could just be for his identity too. If the police force in his universe was anything like Lin and her police, they might not take so well to vigilantes.

    "Interesting way to get some intel." Perhaps not the most 'upfront' of ways, but probably very enlightening. "So, do you have any powers or anything?" Perhaps bird related to go with that design on his suit? She let her eyes drift to the sticks at his side. Weapons perhaps. Reminded her of the Lieutenant's sticks. She stepped aside as Sokka shook his hand too, clasping her hands behind her back and rocking on her heels.

    Sokka was quick to advise, Korra nodding behind him. "If information is what you need, there's a place here in the city called the Sanctuary. It has quite a few friendly faces, although some might be very shocking." Korra again nodded with Sokka's sentiments, waving a hand dismissively. "And at least none of us ended up attacking each other!"
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Nightwing on Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 pm

    Both handshakes to the slightly younger heroes were firm and commanding, without being bone-crunching - Nightwing had experience with handshakes of all kinds, from flimsy noodle-wrists to Superman. At least the big guy knew how to control his super-strength...at the question of powers from Korra, the teen, shaking his head, motions to his belt.

    "Not me, no. Mostly gadgets and things like that. These weapons are usually what I fight with..." He motions to the eskrima sticks at his side, tapping the holster with a hand. At the offer of help, not only from these two strangers but even more in this so-called Sanctuary, Nightwing raises a brow, crossing his arms slightly in a defensive posture.

    "The help's appreciated, but probably not needed. I'll adapt pretty quicky. Just have to get some intel and make connections."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Sokka on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:53 pm

    Sokka raised an eyebrow at Nightwing's answer regarding power, right before he shifted to something of a pleased smile. It seemed that the young man who had just arrived here was further proof that one did not need to be a bender or have any other powers in order to be an effective fighter or hero. It might have not seemed like much to most, but to the Water Tribe warrior, even though he had long since worked past his slight bender envy, it was always nice to see others that were able to do very well even without additional powers. He himself was proof of it, as was Asami from what he had gathered from Korra… and here too, so was Nightwing.

    "Gadgets? What kind of gadgets have you got?" Sokka asked curiously. He was already intrigued by the eskrima sticks at Nightwing's side, but his inner creative side was now very keen to learn about what other items he might have on him. Given his outfit alone, he seemed to be from a time in the future, so it was very likely that he could hold some things that neither Korra nor Sokka had seen before. Nodding at the eskrima sticks when they were indicated, he added, "I see… they seem pretty effective."

    He himself still had his sword and club to his sides and boomerang on his back… maybe the two could give each other a demonstration sometime with their weapons of choice.

    Sokka nodded at Nightwing's statement, soon sharing a glance with Korra before saying, "Fair enough. It seems you might have already made two connections without meaning to, though."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Korra on Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:08 am

    Ah, no powers then. Not that it really mattered that much. Time spent with Sokka and Asami had taught her that being without powers didn't make someone weaker. Asami had her own skills, and a nifty weapon that used to belong to the Equalists. Sokka had his space sword, boomerang, and club. And Nightwing here had his sticks! She had no idea what they did, but it was probably painful!

    "Gadgets, huh?" Definitely made her think of Asami. "What sorts of gadgets? Anything interesting?" She bent down to look those sticks over, reaching out and yet not quite touching. Oh, but how tempting it was to touch those sticks! "Maybe you could spar with the two of us sometime and we can see how you and these sticks perform?" She stood back up straight and crossed her arms casually.

    Intel and connections, huh? "I think Sokka and I can help with the intel. And Sokka's right!" She smiled. "And as your connections, we can show you to the inn if you want. That's your best bet for having a place to sleep. Its free, its in the city, and it even provides food!" It was run by another little hero.
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Nightwing on Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:17 pm

    Nightwing shifted his leg backward just slightly, keeping the eskrima sticks just out of reach of Korra's hand. He gave a slight smirk to the girl, but returned to the conversation without much note of the slight transgression. They were HIS weapons, and he tried not to draw them willy-nilly like that.

    "Just a few gadgets to get me by in...where I'm from. Grapnel, lineshots, that sort of thing." He chuckled slightly at the thought of trying to explore a new city in the stealthiest way possible...the challenge excited him, reminded him of his old days in Happy Harbor. At the thought of a free place to stay with warm food, the hero got a little twitchy.

    "How can a place stay open if they don't charge for room and board? It makes no sense..."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Sokka on Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:16 pm

    Sokka could not help but grin a bit himself at Korra's curiosity regarding Nightwings' eskrima sticks. The idea of a spar certainly sounded intriguing to him, and whether the superhero took them up on it at any time or not, the Water Tribe warrior was starting become all the more keen to get to know him. Their first encounter had been humorously interesting, but he seemed honest enough… and regardless as to how he had first started following them, right now Sokka's instincts were just giving him a good feeling about the guy.

    Unable to suppress a slight chuckle at Nightwing's incredulous response regarding the Stock Pot Inn, Sokka shrugged before holding his hands out. It might have sounded strange, but he supposed to was better hear about it directly than in passing.

    "Yeah, that's what I thought at first too… and not a lot of things DO make sense here," stated Sokka, exchanging a knowing smile with Korra before glancing back to Nightwing. "Apparently though, there's a benefactor or other source of income that felt that keeping the place going was a good idea. You might even call it a good INNvestment. After all, keep some of the citizens of the city housed and fed, build your way towards a better city overall!"
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Korra on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:52 pm

    ((Sorry for taking a while to post!))

    Korra blinked in slight surprise when Nightwing moved his leg back, moving those sticks out of her reach. She smirked back at him and pulled her hand back. She understood of course, sometimes a person's weapons could be very private and personal. Plus, maybe touching these ones were dangerous without the proper precautions! So this Nightwing had more gadgets that he used besides this. Grapnels, lineshots...she nodded along as if she understood. When really, she definitely didn't.

    "Sounds nice. My friend Asami had a few gadgets she'd use too. I wouldn't trade my bending for them, but they help out in a pinch!" At his question about the inn, she merely shrugged. Not having much money in the first place or...well, basically ever, she appreciated the free inn and didn't question it. She chuckled and gave Sokka a knowing smile back. This place definitely made no sense sometimes.

    She snorted at Sokka's joke. "Really? A good INNvestment?" She grinned though, finding it funny enough. "And yeah, if you offer a free place for people to live, that means no one here will be homeless!" Republic City might have had fewer issues if they had offered a place for the poor to live.
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Nightwing on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:31 am

    Nightwing forgot his tough exterior for a moment at Sokka's wordplay, and laughed, like he used to. The laugh was slightly more high-pitched than his speaking voice, and it wasn't a huge belly laugh - it was a quick, snarky chuckle. "INNvestment...that sounds like one of mine." Or Wally's, as a brief flash of guilt shocked through the hero's mind.

    He calmed himself back down to run a hand through his dark hair, sighing gently. He thought about the prospect of a 'homeless shelter' being his base of operations, and shook his head. "At least there's some caring hearts out here. I'm just used to things being...rougher, where I'm from."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Sokka on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:42 pm

    Sokka simply returned Korra's grin as she snorted at his joke, right before he echoed Nightwing's chuckle slightly himself. Hey, he couldn't help it! The joke was RIGHT THERE! And luckily enough, not only did his friend find it funny, so did their new companion. Better yet, his laugh and remark proved that they had a similar sense of humor. If that was the case, then the Water Tribe warrior had a feeling that they were going to get along just fine…

    "Hey, it is," mused Sokka, folding his arms as he looked from Korra back to Nightwing. The Stock Pot Inn had sounded strange enough at first, but the more time he spent there, the more sense it made… and that stood regardless of the strangeness that was common on the Breach. "It's not a shelter or even an inn in the traditional sense… it's almost like a set of apartments that just happens to take care of all of the expenses for you."

    Cocking an eyebrow and nodding to Nightwing at his next statement, Sokka noted, "There are some, yeah… and trust me, Korra and I have seen the rougher side of things where we're from too. But yeah, if you'd like for us to show you to the inn, that wouldn't be any trouble at all."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Korra on Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:43 pm

    Even their new friend, Nightwing, had found Sokka's joke to be funny! She smirked a bit and shook her head. "Yeah, it sounds like something Mako or Bolin would say..." She was a bit less...'talented' in the art of snarky jokes. Who knows, maybe Sokka's talent with it would rub off on her! She rolled her eyes playfully. "Alright, alright." Yes yes, a very good INNvestment.

    She nodded in agreement with Sokka. "Yeah, there's a kitchen and a living room area, along with the bedroom. They even serve food in the dining area!" Which was a good thing for her since compared to her friend, she was a bit less...experienced in some things. She was always adaptable enough to find a way though!

    "Rougher?" She frowned slightly at that. She remembered seeing the 'rougher' side of Republic City. Homeless people, non-bender merchants being pushed around by bender thugs, was it similar for Nightwing? Maybe not exactly the same for obvious reasons, but similar enough? She nodded along. "Yeah, this place seems better in that way. And we can show you where it is, sure!" How about it?
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Nightwing on Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:42 pm

    Nightwing looked between the two self-proclaimed 'heroes' for a moment, weighing his options. On the one head, if this was a trap, then he was walking straight into it without a second thought. He would be left completely at the mercy of these two, who obviously had a more thorough knowledge of this strange dimension than he could ever muster, and could easily get rid of him in a heartbeat.

    On the other hand, if this wasn't a trap, then the black-clad hero would have somewhere to start setting up investigations, and to start learning about this world and why he was brought here. He could even try to set up communications with the League to help him get home! The options on both sides of Nightwing's mind made him silent for a few long, tense moments. And then...

    "Sure. Let's go to this inn and get a room set up. I think I'll be here for a while..."
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    Re: Gotta stay whelmed.

    Post by Sokka on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:32 pm

    Sokka could only grin at Korra's admission that his joke was similar to something Mako or Bolin might say. He might have never met either of her close friends from back in her time, but to know that his wit reminded her of them was definitely a good feeling, and further proof as to just how well the two of them got along. He'd crossed time to get here, and although he did miss his own world, he was still glad to have made an unexpected best friend in the next Avatar.

    As Korra explained more of the amenities offered by the Stock Pot Inn and added on to his own offer to help lead the way there, Sokka watched as Nightwing seemed to be thinking his options over. In the end, he seemed to have sorted everything out for his best scenario, and a moment later, agreed to head on to the inn.

    "Great," said Sokka, grinning and nodding to their new companion. With a wave of his arm, he added, "You will be here a while, but trust me… it's not such a bad place. Right this way."

    And thus the three young adults began their trek to the Stock Pot Inn… hopefully, even though he was still newly arrived, Nightwing would be able to adapt without much trouble.

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