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Interrogation Room, NYPD Midtown North Precinct

28th August 2020, well after Midnight

The young teen thief sat in the room glaring at the mirrored glass, even so she didn’t realize that there was somewhere else in the room until she stepped from the shadows. The older woman walked like a cop even if she reminded Maggie of a Schoolmarm, though she didn’t think the woman would be a pushover in a fight. And she’d fought enough tonight.

 

So it’s Maggie right? Maggie Què? I’m Ms Summers. How about you tell me what happened tonight?”

 

Maggie sighed she was tempted to keep quiet, but after a few awkward minutes it seemed this Summers woman was just as willful as her mother. So she began to tell the tale of what happened…

 

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Rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen, several hours earlier

Callie was going to missed this city, having spent much longer here than Freedom City, but she’d promised elder her (for her sanity she always though of her other self as Calliope) to go back to school. But she’d decided to spend one final night enjoying the city in the real Raven suit. She was sure that Calliope was already working on improving the security on the suit for the next time she returned to the city.

 

She didn’t plan to enjoy this night alone, she’d invited someone she enjoyed from the rather eventful party from earlier in the week.

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Nevermore II

 

"Nice suit! Is that old you's old one?" Charlie came down from above, gliding on his cape before letting go and spinning before landing on the rooftop next to Callie. He was in his full costume, probably one of the first times that Callie had seen him suited up. All black, a full cowl that only left his mouth free. The entire suit was seamless, just one continuous piece of cloth, at least as far as the eye could see. Black cloak with dark blue lining. The black was broken by his silver belt with a stylized N, the silver gauntlets and the shiny teal lines running from his belt and to under his arms, teal soles on his boots and, of course, the shiny teal raven on his chest.

 

"Seriously, looks good on you, but what're you gonna do once we get to Claremont? I kinda doubt she'll let you run around calling yourself Raven there."

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  • 2 weeks later...

Madame Raven

Thanks, I know the older me retired a while ago but its a really good fit. Respect to me but she’s been keeping herself in good shape.” she ran her arm don one side to illustrate the point

 

A few ideas that even I wouldn’t have thought of, though I guess I know about them now. Time travel antics get weird pretty quickly y’know?”

 

She’d already been thinking about what to do about the costume, even before they discussed it she doubted that she’d bee allowed to keep the costume.

 

I’m getting together a few bits a pieces to make myself a new costume, I’m going to keep the belt though. Got to keep all these wonderful toys though!”

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Nevermore II

 

"Yeah, before my time. But its cool, old you did a bunch of stuff. Joined the Freedom League and everything."

 

Charlie was moving, not really standing still while Callie spoke. Balancing on one hand for a brief second, he then switched into a flip to land on his feet, quickly crouching. No, he wasn't trying to show off at all. This was the Callie Summers, after all. Showing off would be weird, right?

 

"Ha, tell me about it. I love my gadgets, tons of fun things they can do. Raven insisted I wear this thing. Keeps me safe, got a big cape like his, looks a lot like his old costume when he was Nevermore. I mean, its cool and all, but I didn't really get much choice in the design or anything."

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Madame Raven

Or will do, or won’t all this time travel gets a little twisty after a while. Once a found the suit I check out what I got up to in the past, or will get to in the present. Even though I probably shouldn’t have done. It all makes me want to lie don just thinking about it!” she made herself go all cross eyed ad grinned, an odd look on the traditionally grim Raven herself.

 

And you totally make the suit your own, from that research I shouldn’t have done, I know that each Raven and Nevermore puts there own mark on the costume. Beside, and it might I know be second hand respect, but Alek’s a total pussycat about such things.”

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Nevermore II

 

Nevermore laughed, shaking his head again.

 

"Its a trip, yeah. Takes a bit to wrap your head around, but hey, I figure you're you, right? You do what you do, you being here already changed things, so, why not just go do what you wanna do, right?"

 

Standing up straight, he let the cape fall down over his shoulders, wrapping it around himself. "You really don't know Alek the way I do. Sure, he loves milk and cookies, but you don't even wanna know about the vest. That damn thing's all him. But maybe one day, I'll come up with my own."

 

"So, what do you wanna do? Find some bad guys? Run around the rooftops a bit?"

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Madame Raven

Callie stood on the edge of the building looking out over the skyline of Manhattan, it had changed a bit since she was young(ish) but it still looked mostly how she remembered. She would miss all this when she went to Freedom City, it was a nice place but it didn’t quite feel the same, this is home. Looking down 47th she spotted a tall building in the distance and an idea sprung to mind.

 

Race you to that building over there.” she pointed to one of the smaller skyscrapers a good few blocks away “Last one there can buy lunch!”

 

Not waiting for a reply she launched herself off the building, firing her grapple gun at the last minute to swing to the other side of the street.

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Nevermore II

 

This might be home for Callie, but not so much for Charlie. She was already moving across the rooftops, swinging like she was home in this city. Which she was, of course.

 

"So that's how it's gonna be, is it?" 

 

No fear, then. Alright, he wasn't about to let Callie beat him that easy. She might be quicker and have a headstart, but... she was using outdated tech. At least compared to his own.

 

Taking a few steps back, Charlie leapt out from the buildings. Grabbing hold of his cape, he stretched it out to the side, activating the signal to stiffen the cape. At just the right angle, he soared past Callie towards the building, a huge grin on his lips. 

 

"C'mon, I thought you wanted to race!"

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  • 2 weeks later...

Madame Raven

Callie might know this city well, able to cut corners and time swings perfectly to make up precious seconds, but even she couldn’t compete with a parawing. Though she made a good try of it only loosing by a few minutes when by right its should have been much longer.

 

She was about to admit defeat, she was planning to pay anyhow, when a shrill alarm rang out from the street below. They’d come far across the city that they were now near the diamond quarter, just the kind of place where trouble would start.

 

With a grin Callie said nothing, but began to swing down towards where trouble was starting. Now this was a way to spend an evening.

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Nevermore II

 

Callie was good, but Charlie was going to beat her to it... and honestly, it felt good to be able to show off a little bit. She was going to be the second Raven at some point in her future, and he was winning!

 

The alarm instantly broke him out of those feelings. His GPS told him they were near the Diamond Quarter. Alright, yeah, Charlie could only wonder what was going on here.

 

While Callie swung down, Charlie set into a dive, racing down towards her.

 

"You're the local, any diamond thieves running around you know about?"

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