AN: So this is a short prologue to introduce the story I'd like to tell about the next year in the lives of the Misfits. This scene takes place between the last two scenes of the Christmas Special (the first and last lines are pulled right from the episode). The story in general will be primarily about Simon and Alisha, but everyone will be around. Let me know what you think.
Special thanks to Abigail for being lovely and helpful! xx
I don't own Misfits.
..."They said if we've got the money we can take our pick."
"So what do you reckon then?" Kelly said with a sigh. "What should we get?"
"I've been thinking about this." Simon replied. "I want get some kind of agility or precision or something. I'm a rubbish athlete, so I might need some help becoming that future version of me."
Alisha smiled. "That's a brilliant idea." She looped her arm into the crook of his elbow.
"What about you?" Simon asked Kelly.
"I dunno. I was thinking though, right: how great would it be if I could see the future or some shit? That way I could know about all the crazy people who want to attack us, and we can stop it from happening."
"I like that." Nathan pitched in from where he stood fondling the locker full of cash. "Because that way, maybe I won't have to keep dying. Because, guys" Nathan looked around at all four of them, "I've decided to give up my immortality so I can live out the rest of my mortal life with Marnie and little Nathan Junior!" Nathan sounded positively giddy at his pronouncement. He paused as he waited for someone to comment on his decision. "So aren't you going to ask me what power I've decided to take instead?"
"I wasn't planning on it." Curtis answered.
"Come on!" Nathan exclaimed. "I've got a really good one!"
"Alright fine," Alisha prompted. "What power have you decided to take instead?"
"I've decided…" Nathan paused for dramatic effect. "That I want to be able to fly!"
The others just laughed.
"When are you ever going to need to fly? That's completely shit." Alisha laughed.
"It's not shit, it's cool! You're just jealous you didn't think of it first."
"Yeah, that's exactly right." Curtis responded sarcastically.
"Go on then, you're so clever, what power are you taking?" Nathan poked Curtis hard in the shoulder.
"I dunno, I mean I guess my power's gone to that Jewish guy. Maybe there's some other way I can still save Nikki, some other power that can take me back in time or… something."
"What if there isn't?" Simon asked.
Curtis didn't answer.
"Alisha?" Kelly asked. "What about you?"
Alisha opened her mouth to respond when a sudden creaking sound of the metal door heralded the arrival of the drug dealer, Seth.
"So then, you have the money?"
Nathan flicked open the locker to reveal the cash inside. After Seth had counted and collected enough for each of them to buy a power, he nodded and ushered them inside.
"Alright, what's everyone getting?"
"I want to tell the future." Kelly spoke up first.
Seth nodded. Next he looked at Simon.
"I want to have some kind of agility or precision. Do you have anything like that?"
Again Seth nodded.
"I want to be able to fly." Nathan declared.
"I want to be able to go back in time." Curtis said.
"I'm sorry," Seth replied. "I've already told you, time travel is not on the menu this time. Is there anything else?"
Curtis seemed like he had been expecting not to be able to go back in time. Though as Alisha watched him, she thought that maybe the reality of his loss still hadn't sunk in for him yet. "What about, like, super speed or something?" Curtis asked after a moment.
"What, you're not a fast enough runner already?" Kelly joked.
Curtis shrugged. "I always want to go faster. Guess it's in my blood."
"That's sweet man, we'll race!" Nathan grinned.
"What about you?" Seth had turned his attention to Alisha.
"I don't even really want a power. My old one ruined my life."
"Well, I might have just the thing for you," Seth stood up from his chair behind the desk and began to scan the wall behind him, pulling out the boxes that contained each of the powers they had requested. Boxes clearly labelled agility, flight, premonitions, and speed were each lay out on the table. The last one he pulled out was called nothing.
"What is that?" Alisha asked, pointing at the box.
"This," Seth sat back down behind his desk. "This power will cancel out anyone else's power. You could prevent others from using their powers."
Alisha raised an eyebrow. "Why would I need to do that? It doesn't sound very useful."
"I don't know, man." Nathan spoke up. "Think about it. We're facing some kind of powered up douche, right? And we can't fight them because of all the crazy shit they can do. But then you show up and boom! They're just another stupid prick with nothing special about them whatsoever. We win."
Alisha still didn't seem convinced.
"Okay, but how does it work? If it's another one of those powers that works through touch-"
"It's not." Seth interrupted. "It doesn't work at all until you learn to control it. It's a mind thing, not a touch thing."
"And it won't work all the time? Because I don't want to stop my friends from using their powers."
"I just said." Seth sighed. "It doesn't work until you make it work."
Finally convinced, Alisha nodded.
"Okay," he said, leaving back in his chair. "So who's first?"...
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Happy New Year Everyone!