"Hahahaha! Dude did you really say that?"
"Haha, yeah. "
"Man what I would have stolen to see the look on her face. I bet you beyond rocked her world."
"Well you know how I do it."
"Guys. Mimi's in the next room."
"She's asleep Vi."
"You know she dreams what she hears."
"I know but let me have my fun. Ty has to get off on me for excitement since you two have to play it careful with Mimi still learning the ropes."
"Yeah I know Joints."
"But hey with T.V. guiding her I'm sure she'll be book smart and street smart."
"I thought you said nothing good ever comes from watching T.v.?"
"I meant T.V. as in you two, not T.v. like the boob tube. Don't be such a smart ass Vi."
"Aww, so your sweet. You think I'm smart"
"Too much damn book sense for your own good."
"Tryna' say I'm not street smart?"
Nah Vi, just saying you each got both. Feel me. It's just you're usually snatching books and Ty is snatching-"
"Haha. Well that's one way of putting it."
"Well I guess you're right."
"What would you like for dinner tonight?"
"Doesn't matter Ty, you know me, I'll adjust."
"So how long has it been? Years?"
Vi bit into an apple.
"Mhmm. Over 15 now without eating meat. I'll never forget, that first week I was out on the streets. I was going to kill a cat I was so hungry, but I couldn't."
"Shut up Ty."
"Yeah but you didn't eat it and didn't it start bringing you food."
"And because Vi is a big softie we get free food. I mean really who ever a cat that acts like a dog?"
"Yeah. But if anyone knows about misfits it's us."
"Pfft. I'm not a misfit. Society just can't handle all this man. "
Vi rolled her eyes.
"Oh please you know if Ty hadn't already claimed you, you would be with all this man."
"Ty claimed me? Yeah right. I don't do couple **** dude."
"Yeah, that's what you say. I bet when a guy comes along with is an epic blend of raw power, destruction, and style, you are so going to be all over him.
"Yeah because I'm clearly a mindless girl. "
"Well, maybe not mindless, but your head is full of weird stuff."
"All you do is think about that hextech ****. I mean I've seen you some nights just flat out talking to yourself in gibberish."
"It's called thinking out loud. You should try it sometimes."
"What so I can sound crazy like you?"
"I didn't mean the talking out loud part."
"Oh that's it! I'm sick of you."
Joint grabbed Vi and put her into a headlock. Ty, unable to resist the chance started tickling Vi.
No, no, no, haaaaaha. Haha, n-nooo. Snort! Ha- oh, my, hahaha, g-gosh. TORTURE! Hahahahaha! Snort! You, you, hahaha, dorks!
Vi's cheeks began turning rosie red. Her blue eyes turning into pools. Tears welled up in her eyes from laughter.
"Hahaha! Yeah right Joint!"
"Well Miss Vi, I never took you to be the type who liked torture."
Joint picked Vi up. An easy task for someone of his size. The blue eyed and once blonde haired girl seemed so tiny in the giants arms. He threw Vi up in the air, so far that her head almost touched the ceiling of the enormous warehouse. Vi just laughed, the adrenaline coursing through her veins. The giant caught her, his muscles rippling through his shirt. Vi continued to laugh. She loved it. She loved her life, Joint, Ty, Mimi, the boss X that rescued her from being alone on the streets when she was 5, and the new edition of the twins Sea and Nile. She felt that even though they were thugs and on the streets and unwanted by society, that her life was a fairytale of the sweetest kind.
"Alright that's enough you three. Honestly, you would think my three best crew members wouldn't be so childish, especially since you all are not longer juveniles."
"You're supposed to be young and stupid in your twenties. Joint is proof of that."
"Yo Ty, do I have to make you pay too?"
"Sorry man I'm tapped, I can't afford to pay you."
Vi and Ty both snickered, on the brink of hysterical laughter.
"What's so funny?"
A sleepy Mimi emerged followed by the twins. Vi picked up Mimi in her arms.
"Oh nothing much, Joint is just being a dope like usual."
"I heard that!"
"You know I don't mumble."
"You don't give booty either."
With Mimi still in her arms, Vi turned around and shot Joint an icy deathstare over Mimi's head. Joint shuddered. He could never figure out was it because of the calm yet evil way Vi's face always appeared when she shot him one or her intense blue eyes that did it, but Joint knew his nerves were pretty much shot after that. He got up and grabbed his sleeveless jacket. He would rather be anywhere but there with Vi and that stare.
"Come on Ty. Let's go grab dinner."
"Are you feeling a sudden chill in the room?"
"Shut the hell up Ty. I just want to go get dinner."
Ty and Joint left. The dog-like cat they had finally decided to name Stocking followed behind the two.
"You mind watching Mimi, I need to run an errand."
Hmm? Sure. No problem. Oh and Vi."
"Make sure you tell the doctor I said hello."
It was no secret to X that Vi loved hextech technology. So it only made sense that she frequently stole blueprints and gadgets to “play with”. It didn’t bother X in the slightest, in fact he figured the more she knew, the more of an edge the gang had.
Vi loved free running. It was a skill that had definitely come in handy over the years. It made her untouchable by the cops. Not to mention the runners high she always got from it. She began to slow down, she recognized the rooftop of the lab, even though she had only seen it once in the night. It was a skill that you had to have when on the streets, knowing your surroundings was the difference between life and death.
She removed the sunroof, still unscrewed from her and Ty’s last visit.
You’d think he would fix that.
She tied a rope to a nearby pole and descended.
“Now let’s see, I can cut the costs down if I replace the restabilizer with a more inexpensive version, but they likeliness of them breaking is increased as well. Sigh-”
Vi dropped to the floor. Jayce turned around to see the pink haired woman that had been in his lab a few nights ago.
I don’t have time to deal with her destroying my lab. Sigh. Out of all the nights. Two weeks until the proposal and to have to deal with a ruined lab on top off all of that? Ugh-
Vi tossed the brown tube at him.
“Here’s your blueprints back dude, thanks for letting me borrow them. And smart thinkin’ puttin’ ‘em in Latin.”
“Latin? Yeah, what of it?”
“I mean, I-I-I just wouldn’t think that,-”
“Someone on the streets would know Latin?”
Jayce’s face turned red. He didn’t mean to sound rude, it was just so surprising.”
“You’re an idiot, and your crappy Latin is proof of that. Listen, if you couldn’t figure out that my name was Latin you don’t deserve to have these prints back.”
Vi was in his face, her petite finger poking his chest as he spoke. Jayce could only stand there in shock. This woman, had positively startled him. He couldn’t quite put his finger on it. Was it her intense blue eyes that were impossible not to get lost in or this atmosphere she put off but, there was something, deadly about her. So deadly in fact she was alluring.
“You said your name is Latin.”
“Duh, it means forceful, vicious, vice, you know often times associated with violence.”
“Right, -um, well Vi-”
“Spit it out stiff shirt.”
“Will you help me?”
“Help you? Help you with what?”
“You said my Latin-”
“Right, was not good. And it seems your Latin is top notch. As I am sure you are well aware of I encode my schematics in Latin so in case they are stolen, they are useless by most people. Well since you were able to figure them out-”
Vi snarled, her icy stare ready to strike.
“Um, no offense, I’m just saying, I learned Latin from an institute and I’m guessing you learned it in the streets, at least that’s what it says in your file.”
Jayce stared into Vi’s eyes, he could feel his jaw tightening as he stared at her. Vi could see the tension in his face.
“Let me guess, you want me to teach you what I know?”
“Yes. I could pay you a fairly good amount.”
“Not intrested dude. I don’t need cash. I’ve done great so far without it all this time.”
“I could put in a good word with you for Caitlyn.”
“Yeah right. Like I give a damn about Cupcake. And I only need that if I get caught which I won’t.”
Vi was climbing back up the rope, prepared to never see Jayce again. She had gotten what she wanted from him. However, Jayce was not about to let this well of knowledge escape him. He knew, there had to be something she wanted.
“I can get you hextech technology!”
Vi looked at Jayce, his brown eyes gleaming with hope. She slid back down the rope.
“Just about any type of hextech technology I can get it for you. I don’t care what you do with it, just so long as it’s not to harm other people.”
Vi could see it in his eyes, he was desperate for her knowledge.
“Alright on some conditions.”
“No one can know I’m here. I have unlimited access to all your blueprints and if I see some I want you get them for me. Plus, I can take stuff apart.”
“That’s pretty steep.”
“Take it or leave it.”
“I have no choice. I’ll take it. I need to make sure that Viktor can’t decipher my plans with ease. And with you understanding my blueprints so easily it’s only assurance that the low lifes he associates with can decipher them as well.”
“Tryna’ call me a low life?”
“Oh no, I-I-I-”
“I swear for a brainiac you have a real knack for sticking your foot in your mouth.”
Jayce turned red.
“Hahahahaaa snort! I will admit, even for a stiff shirt it’s kind of cute. How about this, because you made me laugh I won’t punch your face.”
Jayce looked confused, then smiled. He figured that was the best thing to do at this point. Vi smirked.
“You better not smile.”
“It makes a nice target.”