Baba O’Riley | Closed




“Naienko, that’s a pretty name.” Johnny smiled charmingly at her as Reed started talking at light speed.

“Nai, is a Japanese negative though it generally comes after a word, Enko is a female name with meanings from charming to little princess depending on the characters used, enko is also a Slavic suffix meaning son of. What is she doing? Does she have any weapons? Nobody under the name Naienko is showing up in any of my searches.”

“I’m fine… just a little distracted. Sorry. Give me one second.”

Johnny put his hand on his ear. “Dude you have got to lay off the caffeine. She’s flying, and on fire, dude she has wings! I don’t think she’s going to attack so I’m signing off now.” He turned off the device ignoring Reed’s protests.

“Sorry about that.”

“You … have a handler. As a superhero?” Summer tried, unsuccessfully, to smother a snicker. 

“Not so much of a handler…” Johnny started rubbing a hand through his flaming hair. “He’s my brother in law and has a weird hard-on for science.”

“What about you? Who do you hang with?”

“I’m more the solo type, really. It’d be nice to have a partner, someone to watch my back when I get up to my more kamikaze tricks, but …” Summer shrugged. “I really haven’t been here in the city for very long, either. SHIELD called me up to help out with cleanup after that whole … alien invasion thing, and I just decided to stay.” Folding her legs, she sat down on the air, looking him over curiously.

“Does it hurt?”