The Novikov(a)s Sibling Bonding
Diana NovikovaLocation: Avenger's Academy, Stark Hall -> Santa Monica Pier.
Skills: Quantum Teleportation
Avenger's Academy, Stark Hall -> Santa Monica Pier.Skills:
Diana had been spending some of her time in her room she was getting kind of bored at the moment as she stretched slightly letting out a slight yawn. It was the weekend and she wanted to get off of campus it was a few days since her team's first session now and she was still a bit annoyed being the first to die in the simulation. Diana decided to see what her brother was doing and figured she'd check in on how he was doing at the academy now. Diana left her dorm and made her way down towards her brother's which was on the sixth floor of Stark Hall as she made her way towards the elevator. It didn't take to long as she found her brother's dorm and knocked on the door leaning against the side of the door waiting for Percy to answer.
Percy had been tidying up the room. Now that Teddy was feeling better, he was doing a deep clean of just about every item, ensuring there weren't any lingering germs left behind. His roommate hadn't given him too many details on what was happening, but he was barely around anyways. Percy had a feeling he was going to end up being one of those students who basically had a room all to himself, even if officially he had a roommate. "Coming,"
Percy said, hearing a knock at the door. He set down his lysol wipe container and intended on teleporting himself to the hallway, in order to greet whoever the person was.
Instead, Percy's teleportation went somewhat disastrously wrong - he teleported directly into Diana, knocking himself and his sister to the floor. "...Hi."
Diana waited by the door hearing her brother when he spoke through the door, she felt the wind getting knocked out of her as she landed on the floor with a loud thud. "Oww.."
Diana said as she slowly started to stand up, and offered her hand to help her younger brother back up to his feet. "Bumping into me is better than getting yourself split in two like what happened to me during training."
Diana said with a slight laugh. "I was wondering if you wanted to get off campus and get some real food my treat?"
Diana offered, hoping he would say yes.
Percy accepted Diana's hand, getting up and brushing himself off. Had it been anyone else, he would've been mortified. But this was his sister - he could lower his guard around her a little more. "You'd think I'd have the hang of that,"
he muttered, irritated with himself. He wanted to have much more precise control over his powers than he did. He did raise an eyebrow though at what Diana mentioned, but given that she wasn't dead, it must not have been a huge deal. The coaches seemed to be pretty intense in the training anyways. "Did you have a place in mind?"
Percy asked. He was new to the school, whereas his sister had been attending for a few years. "My team tends to spend a lot of our training in the Framework thats where it happened actually."
Diana explained as she thought about where to eat. "We could try one of the restaurants on the Santa Monica Pier if you wanted. Theres a place there called Maria Sol there that sounds good if you want some mexican food."
If Percy had been being honest, he’d been hoping to find a good deli or something nearby. But he figured he could ask his sister for her recommendations later - hopefully there was a place that had good coffee as well. He’d like a little local haunt he could go read in, with some comfort food and a good cuppa. ”Sure, I could go for a quesadilla,”
Percy said with a shrug. ”You’re lucky - Nemo likes to send us off on the wildest errands all over the place. And physically endanger us. I’m starting to suspect he didn’t retire from the TVA, and that he was actually fired for being incompetent.” "Cool, did you want to teleport over there or the good old fashion way and take the bus over there?"
Diana asked she had used the bus a few times going between the school and into the city but she did prefer teleporting over there since it was a whole lot quicker. She then smiled slightly getting a bit of an idea. "If you want we could sneak into his office and see if there is anything interesting in there, i'm sure he has some information or whatever in there totally up to you." "Teleporting's fine,"
Percy said. He was used to traveling that way with his sister. He didn't know if any of his peers had caught on yet, but Percy's teleportation range was somewhat limited. He could only reliably jump about fifty feet or so - any time he'd tried to go further, well... He ended up accidentally traveling a week into the future, freaking out his family. He didn't have the long range control his sister had. He smirked a bit though at her suggestion of spying on Nemo's office. "Lunch first?"
he suggested. "Then we can heist." "Teleporting it is then."
Diana said as she gently took her brother's hand and teleported themselves, but instead they both landed onto a wall and groaned slightly. "Thats embarrassing sorry Percy."
Diana said to him as she teleported again but only a few feet down the hall, not saying anything at how embarrassing the situation was. Normally she was really good with her teleporting but today seemed to be one of those days where her powers didn't work the way she wanted to. On the third time however they teleported to their intended destination and landed at the front entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. "Here we go finally lets get some food."
Diana said as she headed down towards the restaurant.
He didn't judge his sister much for her difficulty teleporting - Percy's own aim wasn't perfect. However, that didn't mean he wasn't going to tease her about it. "Maybe they need to implement driver's ed, but for teleportation,"
he suggested dryly. "Do you think you'd pass?"
he then added with a smirk, following after his sister as she led the way to the restaurant. They were at the pier now and the crisp ocean breeze hit Percy's nostrils. It was a nice change after the dustiness of the academy.
Diana looked over at the Pacific Park on the other end of the pier she had been there quiet a few times by herself during her time at the school. But she was pretty hungry and wanted to get some food at the restaurant at the end of the pier itself her attention turned towards her little brother's teasing and rolled her eyes. "I would totally pass you'd probably have to do the whole thing multiple times."
Diana said teasingly and nudged Percy playfully as they entered the restaurant together, a hostess was at the front counter. "A table for two please."
Diana said as their hostess nodded and started to lead them over to an open table that was on the outside.
Percy fake gasped. "I'll never forgive you for saying that. I'm amending my will to include that you aren't allowed to attend my funeral,"
he told Diana bluntly. He did have a will, of course, and it never struck him as odd that a high school student might have one. He had thoughts and opinions as to what should become of his belongings, and he didn't trust his family to sort things out should the worst occur. He had even had the will notarized.
He followed the hostess to the table, taking a seat. It was still sunny outside, and he popped on his sunglasses. That was much better. He then put a huge grin on his face - the sort of grin of a sibling who was continuing their offensive against the other one. "How's your love life, sister dear? Still dead?" "You are so not getting anything in my will then."
Diana said jokingly back towards her brother as she sat down across from her brother, Diana didn't have a will yet. She did think about it however from time to time in case she did actually become a hero and she did die at some point at least her family would get some of her belongings and whatever money she had to. Diana shook her head slightly when her younger brother asked about how her love life is going. "No i'm not dating anyone yet."
She answered honestly she decided to keep the whole Artemis thing to herself for now. "What about you any cute boys yet?"
She teased back to Percy.
Their waiter came towards their table sometime later and looked at the two of them. "What can I get you two to drink today?" They asked as Diana thought for a moment. "Just a coke please."
Diana said as they nodded turning to look at Percy. "Horchata, please,"
Percy requested to the waiter. He put on his award winning I am friendly and sweet
smile, although often it just made him look like he was gloating. As the waiter left to go fetch their drink orders, he returned his attention to his sister. "No, unfortunately - this school seems to be overflowing with lesbians, and not a single gay man in sight,"
Percy lamented. "I think I'll die alone. Just me and my books."
His mind had slipped to a certain cute boy, but that cute boy was quickly becoming his mortal enemy. "I'm sure there is someone out there for you, besides you are young still no need to settle down and get married yet."
Diana said with a slight laugh, she hadn't really dated anyone either since she had been attending the school there were a few cute boys and girls though. A few minutes later their waiter came back with their drink orders and set them down onto the table. "Are the two of you ready to order?" Their waiter asked as Diana nodded. "I'll have the Baja Fish Tacos please and a side of fries."
Diana said as their waiter turned to Percy.
Percy wrinkled his nose at the idea of getting married. Maybe one day, but definitely not any time soon. He was barely fourteen years old after all. "I'll have the chicken quesadillas, thanks,"
Percy requested. The waiter took their orders and went off, placing them with the kitchen. Percy sipped his horchata, staring at his sister. "What do you think our moms are up to, now that we're both gone?"
Diana leaned back as she took a sip of her drink and watched as their waiter headed off to put their order in, then turned her attention back to Percy as she thought about what their parents were doing. "Probably planning a new vacation or something. That or they are probably helping to prevent the next world ending event to."
Diana said, since they were Avenger's as well to they always did have to leave from time to time to help out the rest of the team. "You don't think they're remodeling?"
Percy asked. "Isn't that what people do, when their kids go off to live somewhere else? I'd be surprised if we still have bedrooms come this summer. You very well may be sleeping on the couch. I'll take the guest bedroom, of course,"
Percy proposed with a smirk. He liked to try to rile his sister up, although Diana rarely gave him the satisfaction. "Oh i'm sure they are going to move all of your things into the cold dark basement and I get the guest room instead if they are planning on remodeling. That or they are planning another baby so that way you aren't the baby of the family anymore."
Diana teased and smirked back at him. She did enjoy teasing her little brother and he rarely ever did get her riled up, she did wonder what they were actually doing right now while they were at school. A few minutes later their waiter came back to their table carrying the tray with their food and handed it to them. "Was there anything else you two would like?" They asked as Diana shook her head.
Percy shook his head. "No thank you,"
he said. The waiter then left, before adding that the siblings just should wave them on over if they needed anything else. Percy chuckled a bit though, thinking about their parents having another baby. "I think they're a little old for that - and besides, they can't improve on perfection,"
he reasoned. "Besides, what if the baby came out straight?"
he then hypothesized. "I don't think the family would be able to live down the shame if that happened. I'd have to change my name."
Diana giggled slightly at the thought of their mothers having another baby, they were getting pretty old well their mother Maria seemed to still appeared to be really young still due to her healing factor and life absorption powers. "Well then they would be breaking the cycle for once."
Diana said as she took a bite out of her fish tacos even their aunt Kristina was also bi like she was which was cool.
Percy nodded, before trying the quesadilla - it wasn't half bad. It was nice to hang out with his sister too. This school was pretty lonely, and while he'd protest he didn't need friends, it was good to have someone to talk to - especially someone that he didn't have to put on a cool front around. "We should do this again,"
Percy proposed. "Maybe you'll even teleport better next time."
Diana smiled at her brother and nodded. "I really enjoyed it just the two of us. We definitely should do it a lot more often."
She said back to her brother, she had a lot of friends at school but she felt a lot more comfortable around her younger brother and she could confide in. She shook her head slightly as she took another bite out of her taco and a sip of her drink. "If I remember correctly you were the one to teleport into me first."
She said with a slight laugh as she simply just enjoyed the meal and hanging out with her brother.