997/Lemonade fresh from the vine. Ice cream fresh from Iceland.

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Lemonade fresh from the vine. Ice cream fresh from Iceland.
Date of Scene: 05 April 2020
Location: Main Foyer
Synopsis: Jubilee holds an impromptu lemonade sale in the Xavier's foyer. Lots of faces show up, some of them are wearing clothes!
Cast of Characters: Jubilation Lee, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Joshua Foley, Laura Kinney, Piotr Rasputin, Emma Frost, Alex Summers

Jubilation Lee has posed:
Jubilee has set up her lemonade stand, press ganging Josh and, possibly, Rogue into assisting with constructions. Now sitting behind the small table with her knee braced against the edge, chewing at her bubblegum, there's a beat-up old Ukulele laying on the table near one of the pitchers of fresh squeezed lemonade.

Lemons sit in a little basket, but there's no juicer, so clearly they're purely decorative. Like a Silent D in Sandwich. She's moved her switch out into the foyer with her, taking the oppertunity to catch up on a little fishing while she waits for the afternoon crowd to come through and start racking in the dollar-bills.

Kitty Pryde has posed:
The doorway opens that, were one coming back from the X-men base, they would emerge through, the secret elevator back behind it somewhere. Kitty Pryde steps out, with Lockheed on her shoulder. She has been around the school, but sightings of her have been fleeting for the most part. Seen coming or going. Occasionally getting food and then disappearing back down into the X-men base into a room near the server farm with a "Restricted" sign on the door. She doesn't even unlock it, just phases through it.

Today she's looking a little less haggard though after the intervention by Doug and Illyana. Kitty's wearing black jeans and a black shirt that fits her snuggly. Lockheed is just sporting horns. Stylishly.

The Jewish girl glances around the hallway, seeing the stand and the basket of lemons by it down the hallway further. She hasn't encountered this before, so wanders down that way, hands in her back pockets.

Rogue has posed:
Rogue had helped make the lemonade in the kitchen and not a few times did she sayd 'Ya know, I'm not sure if we need a permit for this or not, but the busiest place in the house is the main foyer, so if we're gonna do this, we may as well do it there.'

Of course Rogue had asked Charles too, and he'd been okay with it so long as they didn't make a ruckus that would disturb class flow. Rogue had even volunteered to dust the hard to reach places in the main foyer too!

So thats where she is, walking around the ceiling with a duster and coming down the far wall, walking down it like it was the floor, except her hair is dangling down over her shoulder, tied up into a braided ponytail today.

"Welp. That part'a the deal is done at least!"

Joshua Foley has posed:
Josh has just finished hauling out a couple more pitchers of lemonade. From wherever they are getting the pitchers and lemonade from.

Honestly it is probably best considering who is involved to not ask too many questions about the providence of the lemonade or why it tastes like the lemonade the Burger Shack has. Lucas and Steve may have questions later. Those are tomorrow questions though not questions for today.

Anyhow Josh is just following orders having been press ganged into this, something he has a horrible track record of and if the school had one would probably deserve speaking to a guidance counselor about.

Luckily or unluckily things just be what they be.

"Okay should be good to go." he notes and then peers over at Kitty. "Jubes.. first customer."

Laura Kinney has posed:
     The smell of Citrus had lead attracted one of what could arguably be called one of the mansion's denizens, since Laura had no real reason to be here besides her 'dad' working here. Entering the foyer she looks around, examining the stand, and then up at the ceiling. "Rogue. You are leaving footprints. ...Also dust might fall in the pitcher."

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr arrives from the direction of his quarters, clad informally in a dark grey sweatshirt and jeans, having caught some word of a stand. He casually makes his way towards it, mostly out of curiosity, and also mild hunger.

The large Russian then looks around and nods and says, "Salutations. So it seems the rumors of a treat stand are true." He gives the items a cursory look, trying to pick what to go for first, ice cream or lemonade.

Jubilation Lee has posed:
Jubes glances up seeing movement down the hall, just as Josh is pointing Kitty out, and with Rogue returning from high above doing ceiling dusty doodies, "Ah ha! Welcome Kitty Pryde!" Her switch is switched off and tossed onto the table, standing up behind it to get her best sales pitch positioning on. "My name is Jubilation Lee and I'd like to interest you in a refreshing beverage on these luke warm, suspiciously cold for a early April, spring day. Have you found yourself wishing that there were some easy access means to quinch your thirst? Are you parched from long hours spent fantasizing about the romantic adventures one might engage in if they were a denizen of some Saharan regime in Central Africa?"

She snap points, first at Kitty, then at Laura and Piotr too as they both join them. Brightly colored miniture bursts errupt all around her like fireworks, "Well look no further ladies and gentleman because you've stumbled upon the best dang tootin' lemonade this side of South Georgia. We use nothing but organic, freshly picked (from Costco, in bulk) lemons and crystalized sugar water mixed in luke warm tap water... if this doesn't satisfy your need for wholesome 'drank'... Well how about one of-"

Reaching behind the table, grabbing one of a dozen or so rolled up notebook papers, "-Jubilation Lee's treasure maps.. garanteed to lead to icelanding treats right over in the kitchen... No traps, pitfalls, or villains.. One dollar for the lemonade! Fifty cents for the map..."


Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty wanders over, glancing up at Rogue and flashing her sometime roommate a smile and a wave. Josh gets a friendly grin as well, then a wave of greeting for Laura. The brunette girl's ponytail swings about behind her as she refocuses on Jubilee to hear the sales pitch.

It leaves Kitty giggling. Jubilee has earned a sale even if it's just for having put that smile onto a face whose smile the last few months has been more of a frozen one, a mask hiding what's going on inside.

"I suppose..." Kitty says, and then trails off as she hears a familiar voice behind her. Kitty turns slowly, eyes falling on the immense Russian man. "Piotr," she says softly, and for the moment Jubilee's potential sale is at least put on hold as Kitty stares at the Russian young man.

Rogue has posed:
Rogue steps down off of the wall and on to the floor. She walks over to the open closet beside the staircase and smiles over to Laura. "I already did that side'a the foyer before they setup the stand. No dust be fallin' over there!" The duster is put away and the door is closed as Rogue walks over to stand beside Laura and Kitty, a smile to Jubilee while she begins her sales pitch.

As she remembers, she startles a bit and speaks up. "Oh, uh..." Her eyes look skyward then she refocuses her gaze on Jubilee. "But, Miss Jubilation! With prices that low, how are your competing lemonade, and or other types of juice, vendors supposed to keep their doors open? Your prices are the lowest, and your products are clearly the top most in quality." She says all of this in a robotic voice, still laced with that southern charm though!

A grin sweeps across her lips and she pulls out a couple dollars. "I will take one glass of your amazing drink product, and two maps. One for me, and one for my fine friend here." She nudges Laura with a covered elbow, since she's wearing a dark blue hoodie at the present time!

Laura Kinney has posed:
     The speech at first seemingly leaves Laura fairly nonplussed, but she starts to look confused at the mention of treasure maps. "So you are selling maps... to the kitchen. Where you just told us the ice cream is." This... still doesn't really make sense. Well, at least Piotr isn't looking at her funny for what happened on the last outing they both went on. Laura rummages in her pocket and retrieves a five dollar bill of her own, with a couple of small reddish-brown stains that are mostly faded. Literal money laundering can be effective sometimes. "I will buy. I would like ice cream anyway as well. It makes everything better." This gets a sage nod.

Joshua Foley has posed:
Yeah who can't laugh at that prestidigitation and showmanship. He bites his knuckle hand to mouth to make sure it isn't a lot of laughing though. Watching with amusement as Jubilee reels in Kitty with the show.

It is a struggle as Rogue does her part. I mean honestly Josh can picture all of this on a small makeshift stage on the back of an old timey wagon with snakeoil.

Too good. "Sooo three maps and two lemonades then for you two ladies?" purposefully misintepreting what might be intended ... with the intent of helping Jubilee rack up some sales.

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr takes a few moments to fish some money from his wallet, but when he looks up after hearing his name he sees a familiar face, "Kitty? Welcome back! I had only recently heard you were back." He gives a polite smile and steps forward, returning the wallet to his pocket after fishing the cash out. "I hope the flight back was bearable, going from East to West is... a bit of a pain." The large man looks to the stand and asks, "I am assuming you heard the same rumor I did."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"It's easier if you don't think about it too hard." Jubilee begins dishing out cups of lemonade, but taps Kitty on the shoulder with a palm snaking forward over said shoulder with the finger swiggling right beneath the giggly girls nose. She shant be forgotten, oh no, not even for Hunka Hunka over there! "Josh here will handle all sales."


She reaches out to take her Ukulele, holding it up against her torso with her arm.

"Why, I'm glad you asked, complete stranger who I have never met before, allow me to answer your question." Gently plucking at the nylon cords with, surprisngly deft fingers... it's still just plucking though, really.

Three cord progression:

"~If you're thirsty and you know it, drink a glass!
If you're thirsty and you know it,
And you've got a buck to buy it,
If you're thirsty and you know it, drink a glass!

If you're competition struggling, eat some ass.
If you're not working at this table,
and your business models failure,
If you're cmpetition struggling, eat some ass!"

Pluck pluck pluck.
"I didn't steal the lemoooons."

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty stands, something just short of gaping at Piotr as he walks over. It takes her a few moments to shake it off, assisted by the nudge from Jubilee and the song. Kitty turns back to the table. "Um, right. Yes, a lemonade please," she tells them, glancing over at the Russian again briefly before digging in a pocket for money to pay for it. "It was decent enough. Though to diverted to Gotham because of weather," Kitty says. "I ended up taking the HyperLoop back. Luggage was delayed too."

Rogue has posed:
Rogue starts to glance up to the ceiling then and she cranes her head back far so that her braided pony tall falls back behind her shoulders and her throat gets all stretched. "Oh shit, there is foot prints up there." She mutters before Jubilee starts her song and she quickly looks back down to put her gloved hands together and press her forearms close to one another in front of her. The song is just too damn funny.

All smiles!

The dollars that Laura hands over have noticeable smudges on them and she points at them. "Freddy Krueuger money." Rogue whispers quietly then before her eyes go over to Kitty and Piotr, she just grins big at those two interacting, as if she knows a rumor all herself!

When her glass of lemonade is served to her she takes it, sips it and exhales. "Ahhh... mmmmm... Refreshin', and surprisin'ly sweet!" She says in another rehearsed and robotic sound voice.

Laura Kinney has posed:
     Laura accepts her glass and takes a sip. Hmmm. This... This is good. ...Better not to bring up the source of her money. It is better in her hands than the pepole she found it, though. And it isn't supporting munitions smuggling. The song, though? That just leaves her standing there, glass in one hand, map in the other, head tilted slightly to one side. For once, she looks completely and totally confused. Because /what the heck/, Jubes?

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
"That's unfortunate, but at least I hope they know where the luggage is? Never flew through Gotham, though. But at hopefully the jet lag hasn't been a problem?" Piotr asks before looking to the stand. "One lemonade, as well," he says raising a finger and approaching the stand, the money in his other hand ready to hand it over. "I do have to ask what prompted this stand in the first place?"

Joshua Foley has posed:
Josh is happy to collect the money and dole out change. He also deals with handing out the maps to the ice cream as appropriate.

Two maps to Rogue. One to Laura. One lemonade to each of them. He keeps very busy doing the whole work there.

Then Piotr gets his map and lemonade after change is made. "Not a bad afternoon rush so far."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"Well." Jubilee swings her Ukulele like a laser pointer and lays it back down on the edge of the table where it had been previously, "I kept seeing all these venues opening up for charity events on twitter, right?" Patting the air at Rogue in a classical I got this manuever, "And I thought to myself, I thought... Jubilation Lee, how can /you/ support your local charity without... like... renting a hundred thousand dollar venue and catering and entertainment? I thought, why.. Jubilation Lee, you've got all the ingrediants for a successful business model right here..." Pointing both hands down at the floor, fingers slightly curled.

"So Marie and I decided, and with the best possible intentions I assure you, that we would put together, host, and self fund this little fund raiser! Josh, obviously, is helping on a purely wholesome hand holding budget-" Girl code for she told him to, "-And all proceeds are going to the noblest of causes. Every cent.. because, as you all know and can attest, I'm a giver! A great heroine of the disenfranchised peoples of Xaviers Institute... so this isn't a time for question!"

She clinches her fists, pulling them towards her chest dramatically, "This is a time to dig deep into those wallets, give back to your fellow resident, and make some kids wishes come true..."

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty Pryde gets her lemonade, hearing enough of what Jubilee's saying to get a soft grin, though she's still distracted a little bit. Kitty tells Piotr, "I've been back for awhile now, so gotten over it, yes. And everything made it eventually. I had some things shipped back and only brought a little with me on the plane. Back for good now, I think," she says, the last part mentioned just kind of nonchalantly.

She takes a sip of the lemonade and finally looks back to the young entrepreneur. "This is delicious, Jubilee, Rogue, Josh. In fact, for a 25 cent a cup discount, I'd be happy to record a message you can use in your advertisements, saying so."

Rogue has posed:
With lemonade in gloved hand, Rogue steps over to the pillar that leads up to the front doors and she leans against it while sipping from her cup. "Delicious, and charitable! This dame is goin' places!" She announces with a big huge smile before taking another sip.

"What ya need is t'draw in them other kids outta the video game machines and get them in here buy'n up your fine product, Miss Ukulelee! Why, if ya'd like, I'll go get a ridin' crop outta the stable room, and go around smackin' kids until they herd this way. Cause ya know? I'm a love'a givin' back." All of this is said far too flirtatiously from the girl in her late teens.

Another sip of lemonade is had.

Laura Kinney has posed:
     After finally shaking off her confuseion, Laura is minus one slightly suspicious five dollar bill, and up a map and an ice cream map. "Keep the change. It is for a good cause, right?" She's not going to try to elicit further discounts, though. No real need. "...I thought that normal schools did not approve of hitting people for compliance."

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr takes a sip of the lemonade and steps back to make room for the other poetential customers, "I see, well, just make sure you keep good track of it all." He takes another drink and seems to approve of the lemonade. He turns back to Kitty for the moment and says, "Ah, well, welcome home, then. Hopefully your studies abroad were better than mine effectively were." Rogue's comment about the riding crop get a frown from the large Russian, "That would be uncalled for. You can advertise in a civil manner, but I will not have you assaulting the students."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"The riding crop is metaphorical!" Jubilee is quick to leap in defensive of Rogue, smiling like a snakeoil salesman, "The lash of our sales pitch against their backsides leaving the delicious marks of our refreshing beverage on their tongues after having but /one/ sip..." Even she knows she' reaching here, lip curled with a side eye glance at Rogue, shoulder shrug hands up.

"But! There's negociations afoot!" Slinking over to Kitty, "Twenty five cent discount for a twenty five second advertisement?" She fishes around in the jar of dollars to grab up one shiny quarter, which she holds out to Katherine Pryde.


Record right in her face. One of the old ones.

With a tape.

And poor sound quality.

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty's lips quirk a bit at the talk about the riding crop. She nods over to Laura, "Not exactly how the Professor normally handles things," she confirms with a grin back to Rogue. "Even if it's what might be needed to get some of those guys moving." Acting as if she's not part of that video gaming crowd, or was at least while she was attending the school.

Kitty steals a glance back to Piotr, but then Jubilee is taking her up on her offer. She takes the quarter and says into the recording phone. "Hello, I'm Kitty Pryde, and this is my favorite lemonade stand on the Citadel," she says in her best Commander Shepard impersonation. Kitty grabs Lockheed off her shoulder and holds him near to the phone. He says, "Mmrrpphmmph." And then Kitty adds, "Lockheed too."

She looks to Jubilee to see if that will suffice, and pulls out two more quarters to join the one rebated to her. "A glass for Lockheed too, please. ANd a straw if you have one."

Rogue has posed:
"We're far from a normal school." Rogue quips with a smile to Laura before her stare sweeps over to Piotr when he addresses her where she's leaning on her left shoulder. Jubilee rushes to her defense though and Rogue just hold a little grin to the Russian. After another sip she adds on to what Jubilee said. "Yeah. I don't actually spank anyone... for free."

Her grin turns into a sweet smile and she pulls out another dollar and sets her cup down. "Okay, one more glass, then I'm gonna go round up some'a the kids and tell'em there's a boomin' lemonade business openin' up right inside'a the school!"

She slaps the dollar bill down onto the table right over Freddy's well drawn mug on the front of the lemonade stands sign board. Her eyes go up to Kitty when she records her message and it makes her laugh softly, even though she's never played Mass Effect and that reference goes RIGHT OVER her head.

Laura Kinney has posed:
     "Still more normal than how I grew up." This is definitely true. Laura gives Rogue another puzzled look, before finishing off her glass. Having no clue what a citadel is or why this is funny, she gives everyone a nod, and proceeds to head off towards the kitchen. Time to see the value of this map...

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr frowns, but keeps drinking his lemonade. The advertisement shoot also does not immediately make sense to him, but he does not let it slip at this point in time. He then remarks, "Regardless, no violence towards any member of this institution. Piotr then drains his cup and lays down another dollar, "Another, please."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
Two more for Kitty, one more each for Piotr and Rogue, then one for Laura. She put a fiver, she's got drinks all day! That's the rules, Jubilee can make them up as she goes. "Okay, hypothetically speaking..." Dropping a straw from beneath the table into one of Kitty's cups, she winks at Lockheed with a big ol grin, then looks to Piotr, "Hypothetically speaking lets say we're in a game of touch football..." Palms out towards him.

"And through no deliberate fault of our own, things spill from the designated playing area into ... say... the living room. Don't worry about logistics.. just bare with me..." She puts all the money in a jar, folding it up neatly, "Then let's say that, during all of this, the second half of Wrestlemania is streaming live on the Double u double u e network that's only 9.99 a month..." Wink. "Under /those specific circumstances/, and under observation by a responsible adult... could we engage in simulated violence upon institution grounds?"

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty Pryde does her advertising gig and then contents herself with sipping her lemonade, and holding the cup for Lockheed. The little purple dragon sips from the straw, sucking down the tasty citrus beverage. It's not a nest of alien hatchings, but its still tasty to the extra-terrestrial dragon's palette.

Kitty just gives a soft grin and a shake of her head as she can see where the attempt to sway Piotr is going. She moves away from the table to make more room for others, though listening to the conversation. She sets down her cup and then pulls out her phone to work on it for a little bit.

Emma Frost has posed:
The front door of Xavier's opens, and one of the guest denizens enters with company: Alex Summers and Emma Frost. Emma is dressed in a sharp sleeveless white blouse and pressed white pants, her long blonde hair braided back in a complex french braid. They both look fairly relaxed as they enter, but the sight of the lemonade stand in the foyer has Emma draw up a minor stop. Huh.

She leans on Alex a bit as they step out of the doorway. "...this is normal, right?" she asks in a soft undertone. She could just teep it to him but she hasn't gotten out of her habit of at least seeming 'normal' around people. She does a cursory glance around the room, doublechecking to see if there is anyone she recognizes.

Rogue has posed:
A class of Sophmore's from the study hall had let out too and they were now arriving in the Foyer. They saw the setup with the stand and the fancy advertising and a few of them were going to Jubilee to get some drinks now too, handing over some money.

Rogue is grinning at Piotr. "Don't worry your pretty ol' face, Mistah." She says at him. "I'm not gonna violence a single soul around these here halls. This place is my favorite place, and all the people in it are my favorite people. Like you, and this wonderfully attractive and entirely single Katherine Pryde over here, feeding her purple dragon companion some fine sweet refreshments."

Rogue reaches out to pat one of Kitty's arms. It's about this time that the doors open and some reputable types stride in. The Belle's green eyes go over to that one guy, the Summerseseses brother. She smiles at him all sweetly, and then looks to Emma. She makes a little whistle through her teeth. "Dayum."

A big grin and a wave to both of them. "Come on in, get in line for some wonderfully refreshin' lemonade!"

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex is more casually dressed...worn jeans, black boots, a purple henley, enough to be comfortable in the current weather. His right arm is around Emma's waist as they walk in, resting comfortably as he slows with her. "Y'know, witht his place, I would be unsuprised by any number of things...this is actualy very normal." Alex notes dryly, smiling a bit as he takes in the stand. "Heh, why not? Let's grab some?" he says, first to Rogue, then to Emma.

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr narrows his eyes, "No. Violence." He takes a hefty drink from his cup and looks over at the new arrivals. "Alex, friend of Alex." His tone is cordial as he steps back as he enjoys his cup of lemonade and then rubs his temples. Piotr mumbles to himself, "Become teacher, they said, it'll be helpful and fun, they said."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
Jubilee is dressed as Jubilees be dressin'.

It aint fancy.

It aint hard to predict.

She spies sophmores and waves them over, "You sir, come forward, step right up..." Waving with both hands to encourage them to the front of the table where pitchers of lemonade have been lined up.

"Lady's and gentleman! Are you burdened with a thirst to the depth of your very being, sir? The tastes of your own heated breath like lava upon your tongue? It was not but a few hours hence that I too was thus deprived of saliva in a most uncomfortable manner! And to what do I owe this rejuvenation of my pallet?"

"~Twas Jubilee's refreshin' lemonade elixir,
That's what did the trick, sir,
True, sir, true.
Was it quick, sir?
Did it in a sip, sir,
Just like a lemonade elixir
Ought to do!"

"How about a cup, for the lady? Only a dollar.. surely the gentleman with her can afford it?"

"~Does Jubilee's lemonade elixir,
quinch a ladies thirst, sir,
You can have my oath, sir,
'Tis re'fresh'in'."

Emma Frost has posed:
Emma nods to Alex in tacit agreement, then offers a smile of greeting to the tall Russian that is looking far too overwhelmed with teenage entreprenuership. She murmurs back to Alex, "Well, this is a live in school. We did no worse when I was this age, I suppose."

The song the girl behind the stand breaks into garners a raised eyebrow. "A... delightful rendition of a Sondheim classic," she assures Jubilee.

She looks over at the lemonade and shrugs. "Two, please," she says with a faint air of a snobby Bostonian accent to Jublilee. She hands over a $20 bill, accepting the drinks when they are offered and handing Alex one.

Kitty Pryde has posed:
A loud series of groans and complaints can be heard coming from the Rec Room. Along with comments like, "Well fix it," and "Can we plug it in somewhere?" and, "My phone's working, why isn't the Xbox!?"

Kitty puts her phone away with a small grin. One of the students, James by name, but lately he's been getting called Hambone after an incident in the kitchen, sticks his head out in the hallway. "Hey, Kitty!? You're a server admin, aren't you? Can you fix the wireless, the Xbox won't connect any more."

Kitty waves him down towards the lemonade stand. "Yeah, I've got a patch going in. It'll be down for awhile. Come have some lemonade."

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex looks a bit amused as he nods to Piotr. "Hello, large person I do not know but who knows me." He offers a hand. "Alex Summers. Wait, are you, uh...the blond girl with the demon's brother? Illy?" The one legitimately described as 'neutral evil' or 'neutral hottie' to him, and that's about all he knows about her really. "I don't think I've run into you before?" He tugs Emma over towards the stand. "This is Emma, my girlfriend." He doesn't add the last name...that distracts from the important parts, in his opinion.

    Then Jubliee bursts into song and he just watches in deep amusement, laughing and applauding. "Now that's saleswomanship!" He takes the offered drink and sips it curiously...deep south lemonade or Californian lemonade, is the question.

Rogue has posed:
Rogue raises her lemonade cup up to Jubilee's tune as the others seem to enjoy it also. The kids who'd lined up to get drinks are all happy and smiling at this presentation, but one of them points at the coardboard signing hanging from the table and asks softly. "Why is Jason on the sign?" Another one elbows the young man and spitefully corrects him. "That's not Jason, thats Michael Meyers!" They argue quietly amongst themselves while waiting for their cups of lemon drink treat.

Rogue sips her own and just glances over to Kitty and the kid shouting from the rec room. "Server trouble, huh?" She asks. "God forbid these kids don't have the internet for a few minutes."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
Deep South California lemonade.

Ya'll aint had lemonade this good before, in all of Santa Monica.

A twenty dollar bill... Jubilee looks down at it, then down at the jar of ones and change, then up at Emma.... "Uhhh... Here, have a map." Slipping one of the rolled notebook paper maps out from beneath the table to hold out in the pretty ladies direction. "Spoiler alert, it leads to ice cream. Spoiler alert, it's just in the freezer."



A small green kid with big frog eyes pokes his head out as well, lil Timmy, then disappears back into the Rec Room, She broke the internet guys! Obviously blaming Kitty for the fall of civilization. Who wants lemonade? Did Jubilee make it? Doesn't she put crack cocaine in that? Nah bruh, I heard she makes it with freshly squeezed lemons and nothing but the best luke warm tap water and crystalized sugar.

Someone, who will remain nameless, is earning his bribe.

That's all a good stall while Jubes tries to count out change for Emma.. A five.. two ones... a hand full of quarters.. she takes away a dollar.. squints.. glances up counting in her head, wiggling the fingers on her right hand, "How does my math come up to me giving you twenty two dollars?!"

Emma Frost has posed:
Emma looks at Jubilee like she has grown a second head. "...change?" She looks at the jar of small denominations. ...wow. People actually use anything smaller than 20s? "Don't worry about it, hon," Emma says with a quick smile.

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex raises a brow. "...consider it a donation for entrepreneurial spirit." he says to Jubes, looking amusedly at Emma. "She likes a small purse without a lot of change."

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr looks at Alex and says, "I am Piotr Rasputin, though it seems you are at least familiar with my family to some degree," the description of his sister causes him to frown, "But my apologies, the lemonade is quite good." He perks up at the noises from the rec room and then he looks to Kitty after her response Piotr raises a brow, "Tech problems, how unfortunate."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"Hey cool!" Jubes drops the twenty into the jar with the rest of the money, grinning between Alex and Emma while putting another cup out infront of both of them. "On the house then." Technically it's paid for, it sounds so much nicer when she calls it free, though right?

"Have you tried turning it off and turning it back on?" She calls out to the boys in the rec room.

"I'm Jubilation Lee... Jubilee." Waving to Alex and Emma respectively, not assuming anyones known status.

With all the new customers come forward, she's handing out cups left and right, but doing all the serving herself with Josh off doing Josh stuff. "That's a dollar, and a dollar, annnnd a dollar... that's two dollars from you Timmy, remember when I said beaming me in the head with a beanbag was going to come back to bite you on the ass? Payback... fork it up."

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex nods, shaking Piotr's hand firmly. "Nice to meet you, Piotr. You've got your hands full keeping the kids here in line." he says, his eyes twinkling, then more seriously. "Really, you guys do a lot, thanks." He turns his attention back to Jubilee as she introduces herself. "Hey Jubilee...neat name. I'm Alex, this is Emma, the queen of cupcakes." This is her new name after she ordered all of those cupcakes for delivery here for everyone for his b-day, as far as Alex is concerned. Worse things to be known for."

    He slips from his drink, watching the side banter from the room deprived of their internet, nodding to Rogue. "Can't imagine how the internet could have gone out...just at the right moment for a lemonade break too." His eyes are laughing, even if he remains poe-faced about it.

Emma Frost has posed:
Emma smiles at Piotr. "Nice to meet you, Mr. Rasputin. I believe I've met your sister. She's an interesting young lady." She takes a sip of the lemonade... and casually removes the cup from her lips, ignoring it from now on. She also gives Jubilee an encouraging smile, even if the... alleged drink... is not to her liking. "Entreprenurship is something we should always encourage. Are you taking any business classes?" Emma asks politely, ignoring the mental buzz of the several teens crowding the lemonade stand. Wow. These brats get whiny without their intertoobs.

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty Pryde gives Piotr a little wink back at the 'tech problems' that are funneling people away from the games and towards socializing around the lemonade stand. She looks over as Alex and Emma are doing introductions. "Kitty Pryde," she offers to them in greeting, giving both a welcoming smile. "Jubilee is probably going to be giving Tony Stark a run for his money sooner or later if she keeps this up," the eighteen year old notes.

She picks up both lemonade glasses, holding one up for Lockheed to drink from it via a straw as he lays there clinging to her shoulder.

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"Well, I don't know about that." Jubilee says over transactions with some of the other students coming out of the Rec Room, but grinning all the same at Kitty despite her words, "He invents stuff, I just sell people things they wante dand didn't know it.. best case, I start a cult." Glimmer in her eyes, she moves a jar with a good portion of crumpled ones beneath the table in favor of an empty one to replace it.

"Something for rich white people who have too much money and not enough sense... probably movie stars. Who are easily manipulated because they like to appear enlightened with out landish notions like extraterrestrial entities blowing up hydrogen bombs around volcanos being the besis for a form of religion."

... Jubes tilts her head, "When you say it out loud like that it does sound kind of crazy... huh."

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr accepts the handshake, "Indeed, but it could be worse, far worse," He grins, "Besides convincing them not to cause mischief and destruction." He nods and smiles to Kitty as she approaches, "Indeed, at this rate, she will be a millionaire in short order, though, fortunately, this money is earmarked for a worthy cause."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"The most worthy." Jubilee agrees with Piotr without pause. "Never has a more worthy cause has there been."

Emma Frost has posed:
"Oh?" Emma lifts a brow, still not drinking any more of the lemonade. "What cause is it? The Association for the Advancement of Homo Superior? The local Humane Society?" She seems genuinely interested, no flippancy in her tone. The hand not holding the ignored lemonade reaches down and finds Alex's, squeezing lightly. She gives a smile and nod to Kitty. "It's nice to meet you, Ms. Pryde."

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex nods to Kitty. "Nice to meet you Kitty. I'm guessing you're tech support for this place, among other things?" He snorts at Jubilee, then notes. "People like that are just separated too far from reality, for whatever reason." He ponders, then says to Jubilee. "You know, if you got some of that drink flavoring you could add a bit to give different types of lemonade. Raspberry, or blackberry, that sort of thing. Pink lemonade."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"Yeah... Yeaah..." Jubilee points at Emma, "A lot like those noble causes. Almost exactly those.." Cough into her elbow, eyeing Alex.. "See? That's brand extension right there.. I could be the Lemonade Queen of Winchester County." Bobbing her head, glancing around for another pitcher since the ones out on the table are starting to run a little low.. Plus no Josh to press into doing boyfriendy work in getting her another. "Uhhh... Be right back.. You're all on the honor system with the money..."

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty smiles to the couple and she motions to the purple dragon on her shoulder. "And this is Lockheed," she says. The dragon just looks at them with his yellow eyes, doesn't say anything. Telepaths will find they can't pick up his thoughts, either.

Kitty takes a sip of her lemonade and then nods. "Yep, most of the systems here were designed, built and coded by Doug, Forge, Hank McCoy and myself," she tells them. "So if you have problems connecting to the wifi, just let us know," she says. Or if you need encryption on your phone the NSA can't hack, they are also the ones to talk to.

Kitty glances over to the Asian teen as Jubilee dissembles about the cause. She tries to hide her soft grin. "James, did you get lemonade?" she asks one of the thirteen year old students. James is just standing there, eyeing the lemonade stand with a thoughtful look, before one of the other students nudge shim forward to go so they can get some too.

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
"See I was afraid of asking the cause, because I was afraid of the answer," Piotr remarks, "And yes, irrating our tech team usually does not bode well, as you can tell, chaos can ensue." He watches the room to make sure none of the spawnlings are causing trouble, "But yes, we do what we can for the children, even though many of them test my patience at times. Fortunately both of my subjects are mostly electives."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"It's noble!" Jubilee says as she heads towards the kitchen to grab some replacement jugs of lemonade thoughtfully prepared by a Josh who isn't here to defend himself or say otherwise. PC appropriation is a thing, guys. She comes back out, sets the pair of jugs down and retakes her seat behind the table, "If you /must/ know, I'm going to use the money to take all of the students to Coney Island for the Fourth of July. So, like I said, noble cause... You guys, it's like I'm some kind of world class criminal... I mean I have a /job/ for all of my spending money... and I /still/ put the Switch I bought myself in the Rec Room for everyone to play, so what I need... is some guilty faces right now."

Emma Frost has posed:
Emma mms. "Ah, //that// cause. I see." She drops Alex's hand to idly thumb through the wallet in her purse, and drops a crisp $100 in the jar. "We'll call it a donation to the cause-- the business world is tough out there for a woman." She neglects to comment on the proclivities of the rich, idle or not... though she does lift a brow at the commentary, looking amused. "You'd be surprised what you can get people to buy into."

Alex Summers has posed:
    "A trip to Coney Island in July is a very noble quest." Alex says with a chuckle. "Man, I haven't even been there myself..." He peers over at Emma. "...y'know. We could go too. Have you ever been there? I know it's not as fun if you go by yourself, but it's right there, not even an hour or so drive..."

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty disposes of Lockheed's cup, and sips from her own. "It's a lot of fun. Place keeps changing. Aquarium and a bunch of rides. Ferris Wheel if you want a nice view of the ocean and the island," she says of Coney Island.

Kitty looks over to Jubilee and says, "I hope that advertisements ends up working out for you." she gives the other young woman a quick wink and then pats Lockheed as she glances upstairs. "Think I might go retire here shortly. Been a kind of long day for me." And Illyana and Doug will kill her if she gets all sleep deprived and dehydrated again.

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"And now we have chaperones!" Jubilee motions between Alex and Emma expressively, since the blonder, femaler of the pair just dropped a Benjamin in the jar for the very noble cause. "I'm sure they're going to say we need some kind of adult supervision and you two look like upstanding members of society, so... whatcha say? Want to hae an all expenses paid trip to Coney Island? Midway games, hotdogs of questionable origin, and the constant smell of vomit? What's not to love here..." Jubes offers Kitty a hug, arms open wide, "We don't hang out enough... haven't come by Burger Joint since you've been back. You see me frowning right now?"

Emma Frost has posed:
There is a blink in the middle of the foyer, as a pair of portals open up, one on either side of the foyer. In the background of the portals the demonic hellscape of Limbo beckons with a wicked looking shadow dragon menacing... and deposits the dripping wet, naked forms of James Proudstar and Tabitha Smith in the middle of the room, with James carrying Tabitha in his arms bridal-style. Both naked. Very, very unclothed, and also soaked from head to toe. The second portal has a armored Illyana for a moment blinking in.

They are there long enough to catch the notice of several folks in the room before portals opens up underneath them and they drop out of sight.

Nothing to see here, folks.

Jubilation Lee has posed:
"You don't see that every day..." Jubilee says of naked Tabitha and James suddenly appearing by way of portal, "Every /other/ day, sure, but not every day..."

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex is about to remark on something before the hell portal opens.

    Hell. Portal.

    Before it deposits a pair of very naked and dripping teens.

    Both. Starkers. And presumably wide-eyed.

    Followed by an armored demonic Illyana appearing, then all three vanishing against into another portal.


    Alex turns to Piotr and Rogue. "I'm so /very/ glad I'm not the ones who have to figure out what just happened there."

Emma Frost has posed:
Emma almost drops her lemonade. "...well. That..." she blinks.

There's a buzz and chatter from the younger students, along with laughter and... well, probably some assumptions.

And likely at leats one gonna tattle-tale to Dr. McCoy and have him have to give The Talk to a pair of students. Er, a student and a former student.

Kitty Pryde has posed:
Kitty's eyes widen a bit as she sees the trio appear and disappear. She raises a hand to say something, and then just shakes her head. "Bed," she says towards Lockheed as they start up the stairs. Apparently it doesn't trip her weird meter enough to stop her from going and getting some rest.

Kitty waves to everyone before heading on up the stairs. As she does she pulls out her phone and taps away on it, then puts it back in her pocket.

From the Rec Room, a voice yells, "Hey! Games reconnected! We're back!" Kitty grins and disappears upstairs.

Piotr Rasputin has posed:
Piotr almost laughs at Emma and Alex getting roped into supervising the chaos that would be a field trip. He does not, since apparently his sister decides to have fun with portals and traumatize the gaggle of teens in the foyer. The large man sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose and says, "All right, let's keep this orderly. Get your lemonade and keep moving," he looks to the noise from the rec room and then a farewell nod to Kitty before she vanishes.

Piotr then looks to Emma and Alex, "I am sorry you had to see that, I am not sure why that happened, but I will find out what is happening."

Jubilation Lee has posed:
It's a solid distraction, portals with naked people in it.

Jubilee grabs the pair of money jars, the front card with the graphics, and her switch and slowly backs up the stairs with most of the important stuff hidden beneath her jacket like one of those Mustache twirling villains from the silent movies!

"Alright, guys! Good times, great fun, good times!" Gotta go, gotta get, gotta not be here when Xavier starts asking why there were peeners hanging out in portals! Some conversations are worth hearing about, but not worth being present for!

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex shakes his head, letting out a heh. "It's not like we're clutching pearls...I mean, not at naked teens. Naked teens appearing via portals, that's....someone else's department." he says bemusedly. "And I don't mind playing chaperone for them, I guess, if they really want me and Emma to come along for that. I imagine you'll have a swarm of kids for that." He glances at Emma. "Unless you have something that might come up, I know you're busy." And also, giving Emma an out if she really doesn't want to hang around mansion kids all day.

Alex Summers has posed:
    Alex always waves to the retreating Jubilee and Kitty as they retreat from the room. "Nice meeting you too, see you around!"