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Given the touch from Teja, an act that got a comforted smile from Mana she stopped reaching out with technopathy. The machines told her some of the war of electricity between the two people here best to just let them go at it. So instead Mana did what she could to secure her hold on her own cybernetics, connecting the mechanical responses to signals from the brain to reinforcing them with her technopathy and technopathy. This was her body and she wasn't going to have it at risk of that changing, she'd already played the hostage after all.
Her mind did still dedicate some efforts to reaching out through the base to find the minds of students or anyone else on board. Just to know what to be ready for or where to go.
Miss Teja was busy while everyone dipped into talking. "No you're not." The teen remarked to the comment of being dressed. A towel wasn't going to likely stay on in a fight and she really didn't want to deal with well all of what that entailed. The youthful cyborg took the juice though "thanks." She remarked with a chipper tone as she gave room for all the talking.
The guy started by saying he'd spare the kids if Ryoko killed them. Wasn't a fair trade though in Mana's eyes three was not equal to two, that was just math. Not that it was a deal she considered acceptable, from what Mana understood about the meeting she'd missed Bran was on his way to being a better person do to his apprentice. She wasn't sure how to feel about him but he had something to live for. The other two teammates were shining inspirations of who Mana wanted to kind of grow to be like, they're lives weren't on the table. Only one she considered acceptable was potentially her own, even that was a no though. A lot of great people got mad at her for thinking that way to extensively.
Jake's next words were less civil, insulting the dragon. Then waved aside the intentions, a thing that got servos to whir some as Mana's left fist balled up some. Then was salt thrower towards Capacitor, the cyborg did her best to hold onto the end of what Jake said though over the content between. A lot of the points raised by Ryoko sounded familiar, she could have sworn she'd said so much of the same thing to X. It felt reassuring, even if Mana doubted it'd make a dent in swaying the host. While she didn't mind Bran the telepathic message made her kind of wonder about him.
She had been going for the gosh darn juice, she wasn't trying to pick a fight. They had numbers, as well and even likely better gear. Even if it was just the odd divide of clothes and none, which she was so not comfortable with. She did what she could to just smile and not get to worked up. "Excuse me, but before those questions I'd like to say something."
She sipped the juice than began. "I don't know why you fight, but this isn't about that for me. I stopped most of the students from being taken during the attack on my school. Two I couldn't prevent though so I began working towards getting them back. Because unlike X I don't try to rewrite the screw ups I fix them. Thankfully I'm not alone. I'd be here though even if I was. Because Jake, I'm not here for a fight. But to fix my failures, then I'll start working on fixing yours." She made a gesture towards her suroundings at the last part. Though her tangerine eyes looked away after.
"Sorry that ended more passive aggressive than intended. Point is an accident made me a cyborg, that condition has worsened as a hero. I wouldn't change any of that though. Because I know fear and pain so I'll spare others such until it kills me." Who knew what the guy wanted to hear, Mana though wanted it known why she was here. Not for war but just to save those from her world, so she could then start trying to save this world and her own. It was a stupid amount of work for one girl to try and tackle, she'd come to accept who she was though. And on top of that history repeated itself enough to prove to the fiery bright eyed hero that she usually wasn't going at things by herself.
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It was Teja's turn to speak and it was a little surprising in just how sarcastic it was. Not that Mana was complaining she just hadn't expected it. She liked the idea behind it though even more, show the students. Let them know they were okay. It was a touchy subject but so far everyone seemed to be holding any aggression in, there was room to talk. Jake was soon going to fix such a situation however.
Mana sipped her juice and did her best to lean on the meditation some she had picked up on from Jackal and Niku. Just let the words come, don't get riled up. That was hard however when he said the students were better here. Not with friends or family, not in their home town not even in their home dimension. A comment on how he didn't have a heart, for which Mana wanted to feel bad. She was getting strong "don't feel bad" for him vibes however. Then came mention how the students had no want now, which confirmed why their signal was kind of weak telepathically. They were alive but out of cognitive function. Then with some flavorful insults he then just dubbed them Timmy and Tommy.
Fact they were Jordan, and Alfonse didn't matter. The young woman who was a speedster, the guy who was able to manipulate plant life. The fact they both had boyfriends and family members nothing of substance to these people.
A brief dip into the technology confirmed the feed was genuine, Mana also with one hand sipping on the juice raised her other in regards to technopathy. It wasn't exactly a secretive thing, they probably could compete for number of metal parts attached to them it seemed. His colors began to really show near the end. Those alive or dead, those who came over or were born here inconsequential to his self worth. Bran would be the first it seemed to respond to the host.
It started out fine, seemed to care about those taken. Then he acted like nobody was offering help to Jake.
She had just said once she fixed her shortcomings with the classmates of hers she wanted to help the people here. Bran didn't listen. Called heroes people with an ego problem.
When Mana first met Bran it was when she had a limp arm. One she had to amputate and take a full prosthetic of. Because even if someone didn't listen to what the cyborg said they could see she gave up parts of herself to protect others. She was here saying she was going to take hits so others didn't have to, her body a testimony to that. He said heroes just lorded over people. He said no offense as a way to try and mask the smell of everything being thrown her way. That was how the young woman saw it, and sideways thoughts began to sink into her mind.
Ryoko was next to speak up. Hers was surprisingly brief though, it seemed as if the comment of ninety seconds had been taken as a literal timer. The machines on board open to her said that wasn't the case though. "You two are a match in heaven." Specifically in the sense that she didn't like either of them at the moment. One who didn't care it seemed about anyone, and the other who seemed so jaded they tuned out the world to hear what they wanted. "I like the chase idea but you tell us what do you want?" Though she was in favor of a chase or fight she did her best to shove those feelings down. Frustrating as this was her feelings weren't what mattered here. The lives of Jordan and Alfonse was.