unobtainableredemption: Kaine (Headache)
Kaine ([personal profile] unobtainableredemption) wrote in [community profile] tushanshu_logs2013-11-07 11:28 pm


Characters: Kaine, May Parker, and Peter Parker
Date: After this thread
Location: Kaine's suite (FI-3D)
Situation: Upon learning that Peter apparently has a daughter AND she's here, Kaine figures he should introduce the two before they find out on their own.
Warnings/Rating: None (will update as needed)

Kaine was still having difficulty coming to terms with the fact that Peter had a daughter. Well, and a son, but the daughter was right in front of his face, and therefore harder to ignore. She seemed just as new to the turtle as he was, and judging by the way she talked, he as the first Spider she'd come across. While there was the other little Spider-Man swinging around to introduce her to eventually, there was someone he figured she should meet now.

Her father, who was currently crashing at his place. Her father, who was roughly the same as Aracely, the same age as her. Better rip that band-aid off hard before one of them does something stupid.

Kaine swung over to the window of his suite that he purposefully left open and slid inside, moving over so Spider-Girl could do the same. It was almost funny, how someone who tried so hard to get away from Spiders wound up with so many of them in his house.

"Look, just... don't freak out, okay?" Yes, it was a pipe dream, but a guy could hope. Exiting his bedroom, he yelled downstairs "Hey, you still up? Can we talk in the living room for a second?"

With that he pulled off his mask and made his way downstairs.
daughteroftheoriginal: ([Spider] Up against the wall)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-08 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
May, in comparison, was wondering exactly what Kaine was talking about. She was willing to trust him- he couldn't be that much different, after all, if his penchant for being too cryptic for words still intact- but having something to show her back at his suite? What could he have hiding?

"Why would I freak out? We already got that out of the way, didn't we?"

Either way, she was about to find out, so she slipped in right after him, following him to the door.

She paused at the doorway the moment he shouted to someone who was apparently downstairs.

"Hey, wait a second, who were you yelling to?"

It wasn't setting her spider-sense off, but she had a definite feeling that something weird was going on, even as she followed him downstairs, keeping her mask on.
nerdylilspidey: (huh... never would've guessed)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-08 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
Peter was up. Mostly just because he spent so much of the day just hanging around the suite, poking around on the network with Kaine's console, taking naps where he could, made him antsy through the night. He was still so used to doing night patrols every night, and a big part of him just wanted to get right back into it. It would help him not think about stupid things he shouldn't think about, like how badly he'd like to see people from home again.

So he was up and pacing the suite a little when he heard Kaine call out. He had, of course, known that Kaine went out to do pretty much exactly what Peter wanted to do at the moment. But he definitely hadn't expected an early return. What time was it, anyway?

"Uh-- Yeah, I'm up. And I'm already in the living room."

He was also pretty confused. What would Kaine need to talk about? Had he seen something out there that Peter should know about? Had he learned something about the turtle, or the Emperor, or- what??
daughteroftheoriginal: ([Spider] Ready for a fight)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-10 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
May comes down the stairs slowly, still in full costume. There was someone down there with him, and she wasn't just going to pull her mask off for some random stranger, even if Kaine had taken his off earlier.

Even if Kaine's words did imply... something. What, exactly, she guessed she was going to find out.

Coming downstairs and into the living room to a guy who had to be around her age- he looked a bit familiar, did she know him from school or something?- wasn't exactly what she wasn't what she was expecting. She didn't know what she was expecting, but it definitely wasn't this.

"Okay, nice to meet you I guess?"

She glanced over at Kaine, with a shrug. This was it?
nerdylilspidey: (uhhhhh. what?)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-10 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter had just nodded at Kaine's words. He made it abundantly clear that whatever he was going to be looking at - who ever he was going to meet or whatever - it had something to do with the alternate timelines thing. Fair enough.

So when someone came in wearing a costume that's very similar to his own, it shouldn't have been so shocking. But it was still enough of a surprise to leave Peter with wide eyes. In moments he'd found the differences at least, which told him that this probably wasn't another alternate universe clone of him. But... still...

"Uh-- Yeah." He quickly ran a hand back through his hair, offering a weak, confused smile. "Nice to meet you, too."

Peter looked over at Kaine as well. An explanation would've been helpful right then.
daughteroftheoriginal: ([Spider] Ready for a fight)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-11 01:31 am (UTC)(link)

Oh, god. This is worse than the time she accidentally traveled back to the past, early in her costumed career. At least then she was able to actually recognize her dad as a teenager, if only because his taste in clothing never changed (and the fact that someone had shouted 'Parker!' even before she saw him).

This one at least looked like a normal teenager. Which probably was why she didn't immediately recognize him, but if anything, that made it worse.

There was no way he could be older than her.
nerdylilspidey: (WHAT-THE-WHOZEE-WHA?!?!)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-11 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
His response was basically simultaneous with May's. ...Just a bit more on the shocked, panicky side. "What?!?"

And that was really the only coherent thought running through his mind. He had a daughter. Well, more accurately speaking, the older alternate timeline him that Kaine knew had a daughter. After all, he was well aware of what had happened to himself. Which meant that somewhere in this alternate future, he'd gotten his life together enough that he felt comfortable settling down and having a family. In a way, that was a good thing. But still... to actually meet his daughter...

"I... So Future Me That I Could've Been... He actually... Seriously??"
daughteroftheoriginal: ([Spider] Demasking)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-11 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
Was this really a version of the same man who was so serious and downright dire about everything all the time? It was weird enough that this Kaine had an actual sense of humor, but did he really have to take it out on them?

"Eugh, oh, God, Kaine, please I do not need that mental ima-" Being grossed out stalls out as what the teenaged version of her dad had to say finally processed through her mind.

"Wait, that you 'could've been'?"

She pulls her mask off as she asks the question. There really was no point in wearing it right now, with Kaine's revelation.

nerdylilspidey: (IT HAS GIRL PARTS?!)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-11 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Dude, you totally do not have to try to give me 'the talk', I promise I've already heard it."

The anxiety of the moment set off his mouth into jokey-babble mode, and he felt like he needed to start pacing again. Or-- he could bolt. Get onto a wall and start climbing away so his brain could have a quiet moment to internally vent to his heart's content.

But man. He had so many questions. Where to start?!

Not that he needed to wonder on that for too long, since May apparently had a question of her own. ...One that Peter actually didn't really feel was particularly important in light of the current situation.

"Uh- Yeah, long story, it's an alternate timeline thing that we can totally get into later, but first- I mean- Okay- If I'm- If alternate me is your dad, who's your mom??" Because that was a much more important question to ask.
daughteroftheoriginal: (Default)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-13 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm not sure want to hear that one right now either, thanks." She wants to find out more about Kaine, actually learn it from him, but not right now. Not when a teenaged version of her dad is asking who her mom is.

She's not sure whether she should even say anything, but Kaine already bust the door down on that, with introducing her like that right off the bat. It's not the sort of thing that leaves room for denial afterwards. She doesn't know if he's even met his universe's Mary Jane yet, but then again, May grew up on her mother's story of how they met.

"Do the words 'face it, tiger, you just hit the jackpot' ring any bells?" There's no way- as far as she's concerned- that he hasn't heard them if he's met her. Not from the way her mom's told it to her again and again. Some things have to be consistent across time and space into other dimensions, right?
nerdylilspidey: (hee~ got lucky for once)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-13 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter gives Kaine a strange look at that. "What does that-- You know what. I don't know what that means, and I don't want to know what that means."

And then his attention is back on May, his brain back on full panicky alert about the fact that he's talking to his daughter. His eyes widen slightly at her hint, and his heart all but lurches in his chest. The corner of his lip quirks slightly upward into a half-smile.

"You... Mary Jane? MJ is your mom?? We actually get married and have a kid??" A big part of him is actually thrilled at the idea. Another part of him is just... depressed. He and MJ had actually always wanted to run off and get married at some point. Now they'd never get to. But at least some version of them did.
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Awkward much?)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-16 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Two. I have a baby brother." Her grin as she says it is on the nervous side. She might as well tell him that.

There's plenty of other things she's wondering about- for instance, why is he in Kaine's suite?- but there's a much more pressing question to ask. "How old are you, exactly?"

It's important.
nerdylilspidey: (oh... wow.)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-16 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
"Wow. Wow." He doesn't even know what else he can say. He and MJ get to have children. Two of them!! Him and MJ!! It was one of those things that they used to talk about in complete hypotheticals, half-jokingly, when they felt particularly mushy. "I'm sorry, I just-- Wow."

And now that his most pressing question was out of the way, it seems only fair that he answer hers. He's not sure how this information is relevant, but... "Oh, uh... I just turned sixteen."

He then turns to look over at Kaine. "Wait-- How is the fact that Other Older Me has kids not in the Top Three Things to Share with Me??"
daughteroftheoriginal: (Default)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-16 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
She doesn't know what to react to first, and she looks wildly back and forth between Kaine and the really young version of her dad.

"You just turned sixteen!?" Oh God. "I'm older than you!"

Talk about Parker luck. How can he be younger than her? If he still got his spider-powers when he was fifteen it means she's been doing it longer than him!

"And- How can he not be with my mom?" She's never even heard of anyone named Carlie Cooper.
nerdylilspidey: (omg what even is my life)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-16 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter's eyes widen, first at May-- "You're what now?!" -- and then at Kaine. "I-- He left her at the altar?!?"

This is getting to be too much. Peter buries his face in his hands to muffle the confused groan that escaped him. The weirdness factor of the situation was growing with each passing second, and Kaine's complete nonchalant attitude is doing nothing to help on any level.

"This is getting-- We need a pause button, and we need to hit it right now."
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Facepalm)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-18 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Kaine, I get it, you're really enjoying watching us suffer,"'For better or worse it's something she's already aware of; the Kaine in her world seemed to like watching people end up giving themselves or others a hard time, even if he didn't go out of his way to cause it anymore. "But don't you think you could maybe try to find it in you to be a bit more helpful, if not supportive?"

She looks over at Peter- there is really way she can keep thinking of him as 'younger version of Dad' over and over again. That's just asking for a headache with alternate dimensions involved. It's like with the one that was with that evil version of Reed Richards. She can't afford to keep thinking of them as the same person.

"I'm nearly seventeen." A couple months short of it, but it's definitely older than barely sixteen.
nerdylilspidey: (you sure you're getting this?)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-18 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
From between his fingers, Peter gives Kaine such a look at that "pause button" comment. It's somewhere between "Really, dude?" and "Stop being unhelpful, you totally know what I mean." Which probably stems from the fact that Peter's feeling a bit torn over knowing some possible reasons he and MJ could've split up (since it had already happened to them several times before) and is really not feeling up to sharing them with the class. It's weird to have all that bubbling under the surface.

"I just need a pause on this conversation because I don't know about you guys? But I'm totally getting information overload." He pulls in a deep breath, does his best to get it together, then lowers his hands slightly from his face as he lets that breath go. Alternate You marries MJ and has kids. Your Alternate Daughter - who is apparently older than you - is currently standing right here in front of you, brought to you by your Alternate Clone. What do you do? Besides freak out all over yourself.

...And that's when a new thought strikes him. One that he'd overlooked in the midst of all the new information he's been given. "..So you have... powers?"
daughteroftheoriginal: (Default)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-11-18 07:15 am (UTC)(link)
"Fine, I get it, rather than try to empathize you'd rather watch." Jerk. She doesn't say it outloud, but it's definitely implied.

And as for Peter's question...

"I'm wearing webs, aren't I?"

Of course, to nail her point in, she somersaults and sticks the landing- on the ceiling, before she answers.
nerdylilspidey: (wait wait--you want WHAT?)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-11-18 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
His eyes widen at May's somersault. Not that it should've been all that surprising - as May had pointed out, she is wearing webs - but he can't help himself. "So you... inherited them? From me-- From Older Me? Your dad?"

God, that's so weird to say out loud.

Peter lets out another breath as he turns to Kaine again. "Is it weird that a hot beverage would be totally appreciated right now? Not that I think it'll help much. But."
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Looking over)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-12-04 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
"If anything like that happens, you'll be the first to know!" She calls after Kaine. Not that it won't. It's her job to stop that sort of thing from happening, not start it.

...Does Kaine even know how to use anything in a kitchen? She can't even remember if she's seen the version from her universe even eat, much less cook or make anything.

But that's a distraction from the real craziness going on. Focus, girl!

"Yeah. I had no idea until I was fifteen that he was Spider-man. He had retired years ago." It's leaving out that she found out listening in on her parents arguing, and she's definitely omitting why he retired. This Peter might be the original Spider-man for his dimension, but there's no way she's going to tell him that an adult version of him- her dad- lost his leg and decided to give up crime fighting because of it. He's already found out enough, why give him something to dread about a future?
nerdylilspidey: (oh... wow.)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-12-04 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
In the back of Peter's mind, he's really hoping Kaine has some kind of hot chocolate on hand. Or maybe coffee would suit this moment better. It would also probably be a really good time to start drinking heavily, but that's also probably not a good idea.

... Anyway. Back to the situation at hand.

"You started at fifteen, too?" He feels like he should probably be saying something about how she's too young, but-- she's older than him. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. "That's... Wow. So you've only been superheroing for like, a year or so?"
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Heh)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-12-04 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
"They kicked in during a basketball game." Even though she left the team because it'd be unfair to play against others who didn't have powers- as much as it killed her to give up her favorite sport and a chance for an athletic scholarship- she still savored the memory of slam dunking it so hard she shattered the glass, and she couldn't help the small smile on her face. "We won."

"It's almost two years, at this point." And what a last couple of years they've been!
nerdylilspidey: (uhhhhh. what?)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-12-04 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ow. Older and more experienced. And an athlete to boot! Next to his own sort-of daughter, Peter was starting to feel like a total amateur. It was getting clearer and clearer to him why the Ultimates didn't think he was ready. It stung a little, of course. But it wasn't like there was much Peter could do about any of it.

"You've been at this longer than I have, then." And longer than he ever will, really. "Did I- uh, your dad train you up or something?"
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Didn't expect this)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-12-04 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Uhoh. She knew he was younger than her, but she didn't think he was that young! How could she have more experience than him? And by how much?

"He didn't want to let me wear my webs unless I did. Have you ever seen seen the other side of five AM?" Pre-dawn training isn't fun. Of course, that's not the only practice she's gotten. Her uncle Phil and the Ladyhawks helped her train, not to mention the occasional moment with the Avengers. And the short period of time she was getting trained by Elektra, too.

"...How long have you been at this?"
nerdylilspidey: (can i think on it for a sec)

[personal profile] nerdylilspidey 2013-12-04 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
"I've been up and out until then, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you mean." And the 'training' he'd received from the Ultimates had all only happened at night. Peter had made it pretty clear with SHIELD that he valued his education.

"Me? I, uh. It's been about a year."
daughteroftheoriginal: ([May] Wink and grin)

[personal profile] daughteroftheoriginal 2013-12-05 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Only a year? That's..." May trails off. She has no idea what his world's like, but there's no way he's got enough experience to compare against her own.

Even if her dad did repeatedly stress the importance that she train, she has a very strong feeling it's not because he did the same when he was younger. At least, not as much as her because of having an overprotective retired-superhero as a parent.

"Have you ever been interested in waking up before then? I was trained by the best."

Her dad also probably didn't have her train that early to someday pay it back in kind to a younger alternate universe version of himself, but she should, since she's responsible for him since he's a version of her dad and he's younger than her, right?