[identity profile] x-cyclops.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] xp_journal
I'm afraid it's going to have to stay in place for the time being. There was an incident tonight - Jennie, Marius, Kyle and Crystal were attacked in the city. Crystal is back here in the infirmary and should be fine, but the other three are missing. We're currently searching for them, but until we are at least clearer on what happened, all students need to stay on the grounds.

Ms. Munroe will be in her office this evening, if anyone needs to talk. The Professor and I will be occupied with the search. As soon as we have news that we can share, we will.

Date: 2007-05-08 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
Hang on. Let me see if I've got this straight. You've gone and lost my little brother? I've only had him for a few weeks and now you've gone and. And done the equivalent of dropping him down the back of the couch! I want you to bring him back, all nice and undamaged and still in his packaging.

Date: 2007-05-08 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
Out of curiosity, how was this in any way like dropping them down the back of the couch?

No, really. I'm interested to hear this one.

Date: 2007-05-08 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
People are, apperantly, easy to missplace. You p ut them down somewhere nice and obvious, like on the arm of the couch next to you, or in a restaurant in the city and then you lose them.

As they haven't been found yet, they're lost. Probably someplace that's actually both blindingly obvious and hard to find (as they haven't been found yet), like under the metaphorical couch cushions.

If you were as fantastic as me, you'd understand this anaolgy. I'm sorry if its too complicated for you.

Date: 2007-05-08 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
What interests me about it is that you've chosen to characterize this as a problem of negligence rather than malice. You're saying they've been lost by the people responsible for them--and in the house, as it were, no less--rather than having been stolen by someone passing by. You further seem to think that only gross incompetence explains why they haven't been found yet; after all, they're being kept somewhere "blindingly obvious." In short, you're a blithering idiot who thinks it would be a good idea to put the people who are doing everything possible to look for your brother under even more stress by subjecting them to extra flagellation on top of what they are already, no doubt, doing to themselves.

And people wonder why I don't want a staff position here.

Date: 2007-05-08 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
Back. Off.

Leave the girl alone and make yourself useful. Go search Rhode Island or something.

Date: 2007-05-08 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, I didn't realize it bothered you that much to be defended for doing your job properly. I'll save myself the effort in future.

Date: 2007-05-08 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
I realize that this is probably news to you but there is a difference between defense and being a dick. Do not harass the girl whose brother just vanished.

Date: 2007-05-09 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
Thanks for the thought, Lorna. I can take care of myself against Mr I'm-Cranky-Because-Someone-Shat-In-My-Tea Maximoff, though. ;) But thanks. I really appreciate it.

Date: 2007-05-09 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
My god. You seem to have missed the point - the whole couch cushion thing was what we call a "metaphor". Do you know what they are? They're a figure of speech that involves using a simple example to explain something more complicated. In this case, my brother, Jennie and Kyle are missing. They're currently lost. When we have found them, they will no longer be lost.

Three students, who the school has a duty of care towards, VANISHED yesterday. We don't know what happened yet but guess what we do know? That the school's duty of care was probably breached, because they were allowed to get in a situation where someone could KIDNAP them. We're not going to know anything else till, guess what? We've got them back again.

Finally, the staff are all adults. I'm so sure that my (rather understandable) desire to get Marius back is going to be the thing that finally sends them all around the bend and turns them into tutu wearing construction workers who think they're llamas. Yes, I'm going to be the one who does that. For fuck's sake.

Date: 2007-05-09 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-bamf.livejournal.com
They went out for dinner, Monet, as a group of four. We cannot keep our older students under lock and key at all times, or insist that they go everywhere under guard.

Date: 2007-05-09 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-ccelerate.livejournal.com
Exactly my point, which the girl was too busy finding different ways to indulge in scornful hyperbole to acknowledge. It's unrealistic and uncharitable to assume that the staff is at fault every time something goes wrong, and this time--especially since I got there too late, and I think I may be pardoned for assuming very few people could have gotten there sooner--events were outside anyone's control but the kidnappers'.

I'm all for calling you people on the carpet when you do screw up, mind, but target convenience is no excuse to get carried away.

Date: 2007-05-09 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-m.livejournal.com
...I know. I'm sorry. I just. I had to speak to Dad, around two AM this morning and it wasn't fun.

I know this place is a shit magnet but still. We're St. Croixes. This doesn't happen to us.

Date: 2007-05-08 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-siryn.livejournal.com
Jennie and Marius disappeared again...

So is someone checking Europe?

Date: 2007-05-08 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-siryn.livejournal.com
Who's being funny? That's where they ended up last time. They vanished, so check the places they've vanished to previously.

Date: 2007-05-08 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-skin.livejournal.com
Do you really not see the difference here? They went on their own last time, remember?

Date: 2007-05-08 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-siryn.livejournal.com
Do you know something more than I do? Because nothing up there says that Marius didn't jump them out of there. They were attacked. They vanished. Getting themselves out of the way would be the same thing to do.

I want them back as much as anyone. I don't think we can assume that vanished is the same as kidnapped.

Date: 2007-05-08 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-skin.livejournal.com
Except it's been a day and they haven't been in touch. If Marius could jump them once, he could get someplace with a payphone or a computer.

I'm not talking about this anymore here. You know my email if you want to carry on.

Date: 2007-05-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-siryn.livejournal.com
Fine. Check it.

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