Mavericks don't stand a chance!
Well hi there! I'm Axl, an S-class Maverick Hunter and unit leader in training- of course, you probably knew that already seeing as how I'm so awesome, right? Stop and say hi if you've got a minute, I'm always happy to chat!

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Tracked tag: #hunteraxl))

((Indie ask/RP blog for post-Command Mission Axl.))
  Anonymous said:
Given your abilities, is it possible to use certain physical features (nose, skin, eyes, etc.) to create an original form altogether? Probably for those missions where you have to infiltrate but not run the risk of taking out and transforming into someone very important whose information you know nothing about to avoid blowing your cover.

"Hmmm…well, there’s kind of two answers to that question."

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swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

"It’s all right, just an old thought caught me off guard." Whatever Axl had felt, he quickly covered it up with his usual cheery smile. "Not your fault. And I mean…ah…how to explain it…growing up isn’t just…becoming a mature old fart. It’s about…learning things. About yourself. And about life. If that makes any sense."

He rubbed the back of his neck. “Well it made sense in my head.”

"I think I get it," Forte said slowly. "Maybe. Kinda." He fidgeted a little and ran a hand through his newly-rerooted hair, fluffing the silky white strands absently. "….Care t’ explain again?"

"Hmmm…" Axl rubbed the bridge of his nose, seeming to consider that for a long moment. "Maybe an example is better. See…I kinda went from being a rookie kid with a lot of spunk to a mentor, older brother, father, and unit leader in training all in…a very short time. And needless to say all that came with…and is still coming with…" He coughed. "A hell of a lot of failures and fuck ups. Good things too, but the f words are, uh, hard to ignore. But every time I fuck up, someone reminds me to think about what I learned from it. So…that’s really what growing up is most about, I think. Is learning stuff.”

He paused. “Did…did that make any more sense?”

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

"…In some ways it does," Forte said, expression dropping into something more serious - and at the same time, much more sad. "Some parts of it can happen overnight. Just… in ways that you wish it didn’t."

"Well…" Axl’s smile seemed to twitch faintly, something unreadable flickering in his eyes for a moment as old memories of Red Alert crossed his mind. "I know what you mean by that. But…that’s not quite what I meant by growing up."

"…What did you mean?” Forte asked, tilting his head. He tried to ignore the look in Axl’s eyes - he couldn’t understand it, anyway, but he guessed that he’d touched a nerve or something. “…Sorry, I guess.”

"It’s all right, just an old thought caught me off guard." Whatever Axl had felt, he quickly covered it up with his usual cheery smile. "Not your fault. And I mean…ah…how to explain it…growing up isn’t just…becoming a mature old fart. It’s about…learning things. About yourself. And about life. If that makes any sense."

He rubbed the back of his neck. “Well it made sense in my head.”

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

“‘Course I win, I always win,” Forte said, then managed a somewhat-sheepish grin. “But… you win too, I guess. I know I’m not exactly as…” He paused, made a face, then found the best words he could to keep going, “Er. Grown-up as some. ‘M trying, though.”

Axl rolled his eyes; once an SWN, always an SWN. “I know you are, I know. I won’t tease you any more, honest. And believe me, growing up…doesn’t happen overnight. For anyone. I, uh, know that firsthand.”

"…In some ways it does," Forte said, expression dropping into something more serious - and at the same time, much more sad. "Some parts of it can happen overnight. Just… in ways that you wish it didn’t."

"Well…" Axl’s smile seemed to twitch faintly, something unreadable flickering in his eyes for a moment as old memories of Red Alert crossed his mind. "I know what you mean by that. But…that’s not quite what I meant by growing up."

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

"Thaaaaat’s because porn is…porn. It’s…exaggerated. I’m not gonna detail further than that." Axl waved a hand idly. "But regardless, I was serious- you win. And I’m sorry."

“‘Course I win, I always win,” Forte said, then managed a somewhat-sheepish grin. “But… you win too, I guess. I know I’m not exactly as…” He paused, made a face, then found the best words he could to keep going, “Er. Grown-up as some. ‘M trying, though.”

Axl rolled his eyes; once an SWN, always an SWN. “I know you are, I know. I won’t tease you any more, honest. And believe me, growing up…doesn’t happen overnight. For anyone. I, uh, know that firsthand.”

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

Forte scowled and kicked at the ground, folding his arms as he looked away. “Was trashin’ a zoo and saw monkeys doin’ shit. Asked f’r an explanation and my shittiest older brothers transferred their damn porn folders into my head. D’you know how much porn those assholes had? How much they stuck in my processor t’ ‘educate’ me?!?”

"Monkeys- okay ew, monkey sex and people sex is not comparable, ew! Okay, that’s fair. That’s honestly fair. And those are some really shitty brothers. Porn isn’t exactly…terribly realistic sometimes, mind you, but that’s beside the point.” He held up his hands. “You win. I get it.”

"I didn’t see much difference," Forte said with a scowl (that was really more of a pout). "Didn’t tell anyone about it, they were just bein’ dicks ‘cause I was an ass m’self. Was a long time ago now anyway."

"Thaaaaat’s because porn is…porn. It’s…exaggerated. I’m not gonna detail further than that." Axl waved a hand idly. "But regardless, I was serious- you win. And I’m sorry."

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

"Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope I DENY EVERYTHING EVER. ESPECIALLY THE KID PART."

"CHILD." He shook his head. "Kid. You are thirteen. And acting like it. So how about this- you calmly and maturely explain to me what grosses you out so much about sex, and stop freaking out at the mere mention and I’ll stop calling you a kid. Legit. Deal?”

Forte scowled and kicked at the ground, folding his arms as he looked away. “Was trashin’ a zoo and saw monkeys doin’ shit. Asked f’r an explanation and my shittiest older brothers transferred their damn porn folders into my head. D’you know how much porn those assholes had? How much they stuck in my processor t’ ‘educate’ me?!?”

"Monkeys- okay ew, monkey sex and people sex is not comparable, ew! Okay, that’s fair. That’s honestly fair. And those are some really shitty brothers. Porn isn’t exactly…terribly realistic sometimes, mind you, but that’s beside the point.” He held up his hands. “You win. I get it.”

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

"I am not young and it’s gross. The end.”

"You are thirteen and that is in fact young. You are also stubborn and closed-minded about certain topics. Mostly stubborn."

"Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope I DENY EVERYTHING EVER. ESPECIALLY THE KID PART."

"CHILD." He shook his head. "Kid. You are thirteen. And acting like it. So how about this- you calmly and maturely explain to me what grosses you out so much about sex, and stop freaking out at the mere mention and I’ll stop calling you a kid. Legit. Deal?”

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

"No. No, it’s gross. It’s gross and disturbing and ‘m never doin’ anything like it ever!”

I’m not saying you have to. You asked why people do it, I told you why. And besides that, you’re still young. Maybe you’ll change your mind, maybe you won’t. Some people choose not to do it, some people choose to indulge a little more than others. It’s just a matter of preference.”

"I am not young and it’s gross. The end.”

"You are thirteen and that is in fact young. You are also stubborn and closed-minded about certain topics. Mostly stubborn."

swn001forte:

maverick-hunter-axl:

swn001forte:

"IT’S GROSS AND DISGUSTING AND WHY WOULD YOU EVER DO IT EW EW EW EW EW!"

"Kid. Kid, calm. People do it because it feels good- it’s physically pleasurable. And, in a lot of cases, because trusting someone enough to let them that close also feels good. That’s the point of it- it feels good.”

"No. No, it’s gross. It’s gross and disturbing and ‘m never doin’ anything like it ever!”

I’m not saying you have to. You asked why people do it, I told you why. And besides that, you’re still young. Maybe you’ll change your mind, maybe you won’t. Some people choose not to do it, some people choose to indulge a little more than others. It’s just a matter of preference.”