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Epimetheus wasn't like Prometheus when it came to powers and magic. He had power, sure, but he'd never mastered it the way his twin had. He hadn't needed to, really. He'd never been trapped in the mortal realm after all, he came and went as he pleased- Using portals. ...Portals he generally had others open for him. However, since he was traveling alone lately, the only way to pop back home for a bit was to crack one open himself, using the only spell he knew to do so. A very blunt spell, honestly, that Prometheus had scolded him time and time again for using. 'Spells like this aren't like garage door openers, you know. They don't just open one portal, they'll open any in range,' the other titan had scolded, though all Epimetheus had said in return was 'What's a garage door?'.

That had been some time ago, but Epimetheus had used the spell many times since. He'd never noticed any ill effects personally, and didn't have the foresight to see how it might go a bit wrong. So this morning when he'd popped home to see Pandora, he'd gone on as he always did- Oblivious to any trouble he might be causing elsewhere.

(Portals are opening and closing all over london, letting things into the city from other places, times, ect. The sky is the limit here! Have anything you want slip through into the city- Or maybe let your pups go stumbling through one themselves? The choice is yours! This post will be open all next week, so tag in and then check back often! As always, we trust you guys not to go too crazy with this power, but please, no wrecking the city or doing anything that might cause gamewide issues without checking in with us first. Also, like any plot, feel free to have your pups sit out or be completely oblivious to the chaos. Assume that Torchwood and the like are keeping it out of the papers. ;) Have fun!)

Date: 2017-05-14 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Val frowned a little, but didn't argue.

"Alright," he sighed, "It'll take a moment though, I still haven't mastered this."

Date: 2017-05-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Jack nodded. This was no exact science, even with the best equipment. As Val worked the device, he checked his own wrist strap, trying to get any specific reading. But there was just too much. Whatever was happening it was all over the city.

They needed to contain this.

Date: 2017-05-14 09:23 pm (UTC)
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"God, the way this thing is blinking and fussing you'd think the whole bloody city was about to crack open," Val said, tapping at one of the symbols, then going still.

"I think I have it. If I get it open, can you push that through?"

Date: 2017-05-14 09:30 pm (UTC)
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"Yeah, I can do that," Jack said. The cart was on wheels and he quickly checked for a brake. Seeing none, Jack got close to manhandle the thing. "Just point me in the right direction."

Date: 2017-05-14 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Straight ahead," Val assured him, tapping again, then watching as the portal slowly split open.

Date: 2017-05-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Jack pushed hard. The cart rolled slowly forward and Jack could feel a rush of air, just like before. The portal opened wider and wider and the cart was drawn in. He felt the pressure lessen and finally the whole thing was pulled away from him and through the portal. Jack stumbled backward clumsily to avoid being sucked in as well. The portal was unstable and as soon as it had swallowed the cart it closed itself.

"This is out of control," Jack said. "We need to find a source or else we're just going to be running around the city like mad men."

Date: 2017-05-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
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"Maybe we should head back to HQ, see if we can find the source," Val suggested.

Date: 2017-05-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
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"Yeah, I think that's the best idea. And while we're at that, I can try to mitigate some of what's on social media. The last thing we need is for any of this to go viral," Jack said. He turned on his heel to head back to the SUV, his shoulders square and back straight as he stalked the distance back.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:11 pm (UTC)
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"Feels like magic," Val said as he followed along. "Rather, it smells like magic," he admitted.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:16 pm (UTC)
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"Y'think? You're probably right, then," Jack said. He was perfectly willing to let Val take the lead on things like magic. Jack was firmly rooted in science and magic...never sat right with him. He tried to avoid it as much as he could.

Date: 2017-05-14 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Val offered a smile then, small and genuine. He wasn't sure why but praise from Jack always felt huge. ...Like a gift. There was just something about the other man that made you want his attention and approval.

Date: 2017-05-15 12:51 am (UTC)
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The change in the way Val smelled, the way he tasted, was subtle but Jack was attuned to little changes like that. It was part of why he was so good with people.

He flashed Val a smile and put his arm around the man's shoulder. Pride suited the man.

"Let's get back and you can work your magic. I'll get on corralling social media."

Date: 2017-05-15 03:01 am (UTC)
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"Sounds like a plan," Val smiled, leaning into Jack slightly, and forgetting for a moment that they were on the clock as he leaned in and pressed a kiss to the other man's jaw.

Date: 2017-05-15 03:22 am (UTC)
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Jack was smiling as they reached the SUV and got in. He wheeled into traffic and headed straight for the Hub.

"I think if we can get a bearing on this we'll be good. I want to know what sorts of dangerous things have come through. I'm sure Instagram is lit up," he said as he drove. "And if we could figure out a way to get that thing linked into the mainframe I bet we could map the portals throughout the whole city."

Date: 2017-05-15 04:26 am (UTC)
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"Maybe. There's no telling which ones are stable though, Jack, and I've no idea how we'd work out which went where," Val reminded him.

Yes, this would help their research, but he didn't want Jack getting too giddy. This was a help, it wasn't a solution to Jack's problem.

Date: 2017-05-15 04:36 am (UTC)
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"Right now I'm just concerned with closing things down. It'd be nice if we could control them, but with things like the flowers and that man...I think we need to focus on damage control," he said. He couldn't help but think this might be the break that he needed to get Logan back...but surely not at the cost of London's safety.

Date: 2017-05-15 05:06 pm (UTC)
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"Well, I know a spell that should shut a portal- If we could amplify it somehow, I might be able to close them all," Val suggested.

Date: 2017-05-15 08:18 pm (UTC)
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"I'm sure we can figure out a way to give it a boost," Jack replied. Traffic was frustrating and he had little patience right now so Jack did something he rarely did.

He turned on the lights and siren so he could get through faster.

Date: 2017-05-15 09:49 pm (UTC)
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Val grinned at the sound of the sirens, always pleased by the rush of easily gliding through traffic.

Date: 2017-05-16 12:04 am (UTC)
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Jack raced along, swerving this way and that and taking corners just a bit too fast. It got them back to Canary Wharf in record time, though, and time was of the essence.

"Alright," he said. "Let's get to work."

He slammed the door and started for the Hub, but he didn't take quite such large steps, giving Val time to fall in beside him.

Date: 2017-05-16 02:47 am (UTC)
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Val fell in beside him, looking a bit lost in thought.

"Don't suppose we've got fresh herbs growing anywhere, do we? Fresh is always better..."

Date: 2017-05-16 02:49 am (UTC)
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"Actually, there's a botanical lab on the rooftop of the tower. They might have some," Jack said. "You want to run up and see?"

Date: 2017-05-17 01:11 pm (UTC)
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"Yes, that would be perfect. I don't need much," Val nodded, looking pleased with this new information. Herb gardens were always helpful when one had spells to cast- Not that it was anything Val did often. He was less a magic user, more a magic hunter.

Date: 2017-05-17 06:34 pm (UTC)
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"Ok, you go up, I'll go down, and I'll get started on Twitter and Insta. God only knows how viral all this has gone," he said. He grabbed Val's arm and pulled him in for a quick kiss. "Hurry."

Date: 2017-05-17 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Val returned the kiss with a wolfish little grin, before dashing off to get what he needed to get started. He had no idea if this would even work, but something about just being around Jack made him more confident than usual.

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