THE RECEPTION → for zevinderluss → Emma Stone, Karen Gillan, Deborah Ann Woll, Andrew Garfield, James Franco → The Postal Service - This Place is a Prison
In a world where super powers have started appearing, tensions build between the mutants and humans. It is a war with smudged lines and murky alliances; hearts breaking, bonds forming; and a body count already too high.
Annie (Gillan) is scared. This will be the first time she meets Elizabeth (Ann Woll) face-to-face, and she hopes that she is accepted. Elizabeth is rumoured to run an underground program that treats her strange and unwanted powers. She arrives at the dinner party and before she knows it, her glass is being refilled; lips moving to meaningless conversation, words being exchanged to familiar strangers. “They are like me,” she thinks. “They want to be ok again.”
Sal (Stone) is worried. It’s been a month since she last saw her sister Annie. Her powers are useless here and she’s running out of options. Her last resort is an eccentric telepath, Cam (Franco). She tracks him down to a large mansion, where he works, experimenting on his own kind.
Annie is scared. This will be the first time she meets Elizabeth face-to-face, and she hopes to be accepted. She meets William (Garfield) and bonds over a mutual sense of deja vu.
Sal is angry. Cam is using the mutants to find out how to give humans powers too.
"You promised them normality." "But now, any one can be special." "People don’t want to be special." "So everyone should be special." "And after everyone is?" "No one will be."
I AM SO SORRY. This is turning into a full-fledged fic. I am going to stop there and let you imagine the epic double-battle finale (Sal fighting her way in, Annie and Will fighting her way out). This may be the most awful thing I’ve ever written. Time to sleep.