03-19-2012, 11:01 PM
OOC: Just something for fun.
Victor had two kinds of days in the Marvel Universe, but both kinds of days beat the ones he'd have in Arkham Asylum. Victor and Nora had talked about at least visiting New York. Nora always did want to skate at the Rockefeller Center. Maybe she would one day now. One day.
The Rhino never did share who told him about he and Joker, honestly Victor didn't care. From what he learned about him later, freezing Rhino's legs was getting off easy but Victor wasn't there for vengeance. He only wanted one thing, and he wasn't going to let some man in a costume take it from him.
Empire State University would be the goal of that day's wanderings. There was some confusion and Victor's short patience and anti-social behavior probably didn't help but he would find what he needed. Yes, this world wasn't more advanced then his own but it had taken different paths in it's Science. That would be enough.
Spider-Man arrived at one point. Apparently someone thought this was a hostage situation at first, but fortunately the Red-and-Blue masked man figured out quickly that Victor drastically cooled any room he was in but otherwise stopped nobody from doing anything they wished as long as they stayed out of his way, and mostly he just stayed in the Science section. At some point Mr. Freeze and Spider-Man began to talk, and when it became Victor and Peter not even they knew. Oh they didn't use names of course, but at some point it wasn't a Villain and a Hero- it was a man with a dying wife, and a man who could know who to talk to to get help.
The Marvel Universe, untainted by the PR machine and the money of Ferris Boyle, proved to be a more hospitable place for Mr. Freeze. Batman did visit at some point, trying to intimidate Victor into not taking any more Vengence on Boyle, but that was a promise Victor couldn't give. Only that Nora would always come first. Always.
Spider-Man proved to be helpful in other ways as well. Between his own contacts in the super-hero community and a friend of his named Peter Parker who worked with the local media Victor and Nora had a chance here.
In the end it would be a group called the Fantastic Four that would make the difference. Dr. Reed Richards was apparently one of the smartest men on this world, and he was also a man less then social but with a wife he loved very much, with the family Victor was denied to boot.
With legal assistance from Reed, his wife Susan, and their friends and children Victor would serve his debt to society in the Baxter Building as a laboratory assistant to Reed. Within a few months Nora's chamber was repaired and small machines were introduced to repair the ice, molecule by molecule. It had to be a slow process, each repair needed to be checked to make sure it wasn't disrupting her delicate structure. Each crack and fissure- repaired one molecule at a time. A process that would take decades, and that still wouldn't cure her disease. The absolute best case scenario had Nora coming out of the chamber, whole, in 20 years at the very least.
The funny part was that Reed's studies into trying to cure his friend Ben apparently could be used to cure Victor in time. Victor could be a normal man in as little as six months again.
Victor laughed at that. For the first time, Victor truly saw his mutation as a blessing. Nora needed at least 20 years, and with his frozen body he could give 20 years and more. He could for the first time since Boyle's murder attempt Victor actually laughed.
Now-a-days they call it the Fantastic Force. Victor had two kinds of days now, in some he works at Nora's side to bring her back all the sooner and in other days he's the man Nora would remember to others as well.
Last edited by GleefulNihilism; 03-19-2012 at