Xavier's School - School Grounds

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Outside of the mansion itself is a good expanse of land that was further expanded when some of the neighboring homes were purchased to expand the school. Now there are vast swaths of land that range in type. Through the diligent efforts of the people who own the school there is a small forest nearby with a number of paths to hike, jog, or otherwise walk down for those looking to kill time. There are a number of small lakes and ponds in there as well all tended to by various members of the staff at different times. Beyond the forest there is plenty of mostly open land for people to wander or just find a tree to lay down under and enjoy the breeze.

On the grounds closer to the building, however, there are a number of added things like courts for every sport more or less as well as a pool and other exercise equipment for those who prefer to work in the fresh air rather than indoors.
 

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Name/Codename: Richard Grayson/Nightwing
Location: Field Nearby the Mansion
Wearing: Shorts
Currently: Getting in some cardio
Tagging: Open

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Richard Grayson was a man of many talents, exceptional skills, and an occasional adherence to routine. He wasn't the biggest on a routine, he'd gotten enough of that going on patrol every night with Bruce, but he still had a few things he liked to keep in the habit of doing. Since he wasn't on patrols anymore, at least not here, he went for a run every afternoon as a way to blow off some steam as well as just generally stay in shape. It wasn't quite as good as bashing some street level thugs who had stolen some money from the bank but it was good enough at the moment. Dressed in just a pair of shorts, no point getting a shirt all sweaty after all, he was just stretching to get himself ready for the actual workout. Normally he did this kind of thing alone then pulled on a shirt later to go practice his acrobatics in the gym. The run got the blood pumping and the acrobatics were about the most calming thing he could ever do. He still thanked his parents for that every time.

All the same he was out in the open and he'd never turn someone down if they wanted to join him. Saying no just wasn't really in his vocabulary. And if someone from his team wanted some pointers or just a little extra mentoring then he'd be open to that too. It had been a day since their first run through the Danger Room. They weren't a team, that much was obvious, but they could become one. It was just a matter getting people on the same page.
 

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Name/Codename: Eddie Brock/Venom
Location: Field Nearby the Mansion
Wearing: Symbiote suit
Currently: Beating a tree senseless
Tagging: Dick Grayson

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The sounds of leaves rustling and the crack of bark rang from a nearby tree as Eddie pounded his blackened fists against it. He switched between punches and kicks in a rhythm, as if practicing a set of attacks. He had a look of both frustration and determination on his face as his hands and feet repeatedly smashed against the wood, leaving noticeable dents in the trunk of the large, very old tree. With each throw he put more and more power behind them, making louder and louder smacks and even a faint cracking. Then the tree began to crack louder and louder until Eddie gave one final angered shout and slammed his fist into the tree so hard that it snapped at the base and fell backward.

The tree landed just before a passerby with a great thud! Eddie, shocked by what he had done, peered around the fallen tree to see if the passerby had been crushed, and who it was. To his relief, they were fine, but to his dismay it was his team leader. "Oh, shit! Mr. Grayson, are you alright?" He asked as he approached.
 

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Name/Codename: Richard Grayson/Nightwing
Location: Field Nearby the Mansion
Wearing: Shorts
Currently: Getting in some cardio
Tagging: Eddie

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As Dick got started with his jog he noticed not a moment too soon that someone was attacking a harmless tree. As he moved closer to discover the source of this violence against nature he was met by an attack. Well, less of a real attack and more a strike of circumstance. As the tree started to come down he recognized he was in the path of destruction and deftly jumped and rolled out of the way before caming back up on his feet on the other side brushing the debris off.

"I'm fine," he said turning to look at Eddie "but I'd be interested in hearing why you're punching trees out here rather than, say, the gym where they won't fall over no matter how much you toss at them."

He looked at Eddie.

"Just trying to blow off steam," he asked before getting a little smirk "or maybe trying to get Ivy's attention in all the wrong ways."
 

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Name/Codename: Eddie Brock/Venom
Location: Field Nearby the Mansion
Wearing: Symbiote suit
Currently: Explaining why the tree was beat senseless
Tagging: Dick Grayson

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Eddie gave a nervous chuckle. "Eh heh... Well, you see... Venom likes to...break things. I figured a tree would be less expensive than breaking the gym equipment." He explained. At the mention of Ivy, he blushed some and shook his head. "Oh, no no. I'm not that kind of guy... I mean, Professor Ivy's pretty... nice, pretty nice, but I don't try to impress women by breaking trees." He stopped after he realized he was starting to jumble his words and he cleared his throat. "Ivy's a professor, it wouldn't be right. And she's apparently twice my age... I'm sure there's rules and all..." He continued on, but muttering to himself. Eddie shook his head. "Right, the tree! We were talking about the tree! The tree on the ground, yes! Venom wanted to break something because he was angry."
 

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Name/Codename: Richard Grayson/Nightwing
Location: Field Nearby the Mansion
Wearing: Shorts
Currently: Getting in some cardio
Tagging: Eddie

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"So I've learned," Dick said as he looked at the tree.

When he mentioned Ivy the boy got a blush on his face. It was clear that that wasn't the full reason but maybe it was part of the frustration. He chuckled a little to put him at ease as he started muttering to himself. Eddie really was something else. Alien symbiote or not he was just a guy. Dick walked up and put a hand on his shoulder.

"So you've got an angry alien on your hands," he said "mind if he tells me why he's pissed off? Or, if he doesn't want to talk, I'm not opposed to a little sparring to vent some frustration on his part."

Dick looked expectantly at Eddie for an answer whether that was Venom revealing himself and speaking or just saying something. Best to put him at ease.
 

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Name/Codename: Richard Grayson/Nightwing
Location: Mansion Grounds - Greenhouse
Wearing: Normal Clothes
Currently: Catching up
Tagging: Ivy

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Dick was probably the most likely to make small talk with former villains. Bruce didn't, unless it was Catwoman, and Jason was too much of a fighter to bother. Tim was great but he, too, was more apt to solve cases and fight crime than solve things diplomatically. That was Dick's wheelhouse and it was for that reason he was leading a team here. It just so happened that one of the members of the team was actually a former villain he'd fought. Ivy wasn't a bad person she had been misguided for years. At least in his opinion since her goals of protecting the Green, as she called it, wasn't a poor idea. It was one that could have been done better without killing people however. She broke that habit and now she was here.

So he figured he should check on her though it helped that she was on his team. An added excuse never hurt anyone. Dick knocked on the door of the greenhouse before stepping inside. The building was filled with plants of all kinds and she had been the perfect choice to maintain it. She had a few helpers from the younger classes but none of them were here now. This was one of her days off from mentoring after all. He put his hands in his pockets and went looking for Ivy.
 
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