|Moment of Awesome - Alani Ryan/Loa: Poolside, Alani meets Molly Hayes and there is mutual fangirling over powers.
The weather was almost exactly like home and it was lovely, as far as Alani was concerned. But bigger matters were at hand, and she stared at the mansion’s pool, brows furrowed as she stared into the clear waters. She couldn’t put to rest the feeling that there was something she was forgetting something. At the sound of footsteps she looked up, bringing up a hand to keep the sun out of her eyes. "Howdy, you here to beat the heat?" She questioned, grin sliding across her face with ease.
Molly was wearing a purple swimsuit and metallic green sunglasses with a fish scale print. She grabbed her towel and put it on a nearby chair.
"Nope, trying to soak it in," she said. Visiting ice world and becoming an involuntary snowcone made her appreciate the sun. She extended her hand.
Alani sat up as straight as she could muster, beaming at Molly and taking her offered hand. "Holy fuck. You're Molly?"
"Oh my god, this must seem a bit weird to you. But I have heard about you, and your moose, and your super strength. Okay, I mean, I heard about them all from Angelo, but also, dream power, so I have wanted to meet you, haven't, and now I am. Oh, and I'm ranting. I promise I'm not always like this, but you have been at the top of my 'need to meet' list from almost the moment I got here."
She released the other girl's hand and stood up, chuckling as she took stock to make sure she hadn't ruined her seat. Luckily it didn't seem any worse for wear.
Molly blinked repeatedly, taking off her sunglasses. "Dude," she said with a giggle. "I totally don't know what to say."
She'd never really had someone excited to meet her before. It was pretty cool and didn't at all make her sheepish at all. Nope.
"Wait...so you have dream powers or super strength is a dream power?" she said, pointing one way, then another as she tried to figure it out.
"Well, hopefully I didn't ruin any chance I had of befriending you with my lapse into motor mouth." Alani chuckled as she sat back down, still smiling cheerfully.
"Oh, good question," she pointed in the direction Molly had assigned to the latter. "My dream power would have been super strength, if I had a choice. Not that I hate what I got, but, I would love to do that thing from cartoons where you pick up the couch and vacuum beneath it, ya know?"
Molly grinned. "I totally do that," she said proudly. Sometimes with people on it. It was kinda (okay super) fun. She usually got permission, of course.
"But I bet your power's cool too! What do you do?"
Alani clapped at the statement, smile pulling back on her lips. "Yes! That is amazing!" It was nice to have a semi-normal conversation about fun matters.
"Oh, I don't know go through things but they don't go back together, and, well, I can do underwater stuff. Which is new and funky fresh." She made a face, nonetheless, at the statement.
"What do you mean?" Molly said, unable to hide her curiosity. Tilting her head, she hopped up out of her chair. "Ooh! Can you show me? If that's totally okay with you, of course."
One of the fun things about being around other people with superpowers was that everyone did something different. It was fun to see and, well, if they were ever fighting a bad guy together then it'd be good to see if they could use their powers to work together.
Molly's excitement was infectious, and a smile tugged back at Alani's lips. "Yeah, sure, um, I probably shouldn't use the chair, that costs money." Unfortunately it wasn't like there was a pile of things laying around with a 'all good to destroy' sign above it, so she snatched up her crocs, held them up for Molly's view, and sighed as she began to slide her hands through the shoes. The pink light she'd become accustomed to illuminated the area around her hands, and the resin began to crumble into pieces. With just the pieces, she looked back to Molly.
"Not gonna lie, I'm going to be so embarrassed if you meant you wanted to watch me sit on the bottom of the pool for, like, an hour." Alani laughed lightly, though she flushed.