Comic Book Team Ups/RelationshipsThor Odinson & Richard Rider (Nova)

"And as for thee, thou art brave beyond thy years — a warrior to make both god and man proud. I give thee the hand of Thor in eternal friendship.”


I was surprised when Jane dropped her off - I’m pretty sure Castor dropped off both boys. With a sinking feeling I looked in her relationship panel - no family tag with Castor! The family tree was OK, though. So I made a note to fix this before any chance of them running into each other could arise, and sent her, and her “join sorority right now” want, to the University Way Shops, where she purchased a miniskirt, met some dormies, and stopped to chat with Harlan Hawkins. They aren’t friends, but she’s known him a long time, ever since John joined the GSA (Harlan was president) and she knows he’s Senior Man at the frat.

Of course, she’s a Tri-Var legacy, so it’s not like she needs to schmooze. But she wants to, and that’s the main thing.

Netbug's Spova request: Gravity

The celebration of the worm’s death lasted until nearly three in the morning and Antauri and Gibson already went to bed before then.

Sprx trudged to his room, yawning and pulling off several streamers from his head. After all of that fun sleep is a sheer must or else the red monkey will fall on his face. He also tried to ignore the guilt of what happened with Nova out of his mind.

He didn’t talk to Nova much at the party, feeling a tad uncomfortable by what he said to her before and by what happened before that. He tried to focus on other things, like Otto devouring a entire cake on his own.

However that was over and he could finally have a good nights sleep, one that he hasn’t had in a long time.

As he was about to jump onto his bed and have the best sleep imaginable, the door knocked. Sprx blinked, who was that? Gibson?

He snickered and rolled his eyes, he probably wanted to complain about the noise that went on or a huge mess that Sprx-ahem- looked over.

He opened the door and nearly took a step back to see Nova outside. Why was she here? Was she here to yell at him

"Too tired to talk?" She asked.

Sprx shook his head.

"N-no." He said as Nova let herself in.

The door closed and Sprx turned on the light.

"So what do you want to talk about?" He asked.

Nova paused before turning to him, concerned.

"Have you been ignoring me?" She asked.

Sprx’s eyes widened.

"Why would you say that?" He asked, already knowing what was coming to him.

Nova frowned a bit.

"Because every time I tried to talk to you, you would make a excuse and go somewhere else." She said.

Sprx gulped and looked down a bit.

"Is it about what happened in the wormhole?" She asked, her voice sounding a bit softer.

Sprx looked up.

"I-" He looked back down.

Nova exhaled and walked over to him.

"Sprx what happened wasn’t your fault-"

"Yes it was Nova! I let you go! If I hadn’t you never would have…you never would have gotten lost." Sprx’s voice became more quiet at that last sentence.

Nova’s eyebrows drooped slightly.


"If I didn’t let you go….I should have just grabbed your leg and not…not that dumb boot!"

Nova was silent, letting him finish.

"If you don’t forgive me that’s fine. I wouldn’t blame you for nearly getting you killed." Sprx muttered.

Nova glared, Sprx now thinking that she was going to kill him.

Instead she wrapped her arms around him and pulled him into a tight hug. Sprx felt so many conflicting emotions he didn’t know how to react.

"Of course I forgive you, you idiot! Friends forgive each other for accidents like that! That’s what you said you were glad for right?" She asked.

Sprx did say that, instead of the love confession he was supposed to say!

"But I-"

"No buts Sprx! I forgive you, it was an accident, so stop feeling guilty about it!" Nova huffed, pulling away.

Sprx blinked, trying to think this through. If she’s already forgiven him then….

"Thank you." He said finally, with a small smile.

Nova smiled a bit.

"Man you’re a piece of work sometimes. You gotta get some sleep, I still got a mess to clean up." Nova said, walking past him.

"W-wait there’s something else too!" Sprx said.

He wanted to finally tell her, to finally let her know how he felt. However a voice in his head stopped him.

"Not now. Youre not ready yet, when you’re ready to tell her, you’ll know."

He pursed his lips as Nova turned.

"Yeah? What else do you got?" She asked.

Sprx smiled when he said, “You think you have the power to change size now? Cause that’s gonna be great if bad guys come around again.”

Nova rolled her eyes.

"I wish. But I think that was just a one time thing," She then smirked.

"but you never know, if you make me mad I just might stomp on you." She laughed.

Sprx laughed too.

"Now get some sleep, we have a long journey back home." She said enforce the door slid back down.

The feeling of guilt that Sprx felt before was gone, and he can finally let that go. Without any gravity to pull him back down again. He also promised himself, as he crawled onto his bed, that he would never let Nova get in danger because of him again.


A quick, basic alteration of the top floor transforms it from teen hang-out to bachelor pad. Redecorating will wait till John and Gordon move in, but it’s got a shower in addition to the powder room now, and a stack of clothes so Pollux can dress, and a magic room divider so he can sleep without worrying about whether the electronics are on or off.

He and Nova are up bright and early. She grabs a little soup for breakfast, calls for her scholarships, and away she goes!

Meanwhile, Castor has gone all the way up to the attic to make his grown son’s bed! John is the only kid in this family not spoiled rotten, I swear.

I suspect that Castor, though he wouldn’t admit it, secretly agrees with Pollux that an apartment and a little time on his own would have been a good thing. A bachelor pad at the top of your parents’ house is - well, it’s no place to bring girls, that’s what. He hadn’t actually dated anybody but Jane out of his own apartment (too much work) when he had one, but he treasures the memory of that independent period.

Neither of them knows how to bring it up to Jane, though. And I don’t need an extra single household, nor yet another set of empty nesters who are gone for big chunks of time. He may be too busy dancing to cheat on Ruby, anyway. He can bring Ruby back here all he wants.

The Jellyfish Nebula - IC 443

"The Jellyfish Nebula is a Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellation Gemini. On the plan of the sky, it is located near the star Eta Geminorum. Its distance is roughly 5,000 light years from Earth.

IC 443 may be the remains of a supernova that occurred 3,000 - 30,000 years ago. The same supernova event likely created the neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127, the collapsed remnant of the stellar core. IC 443 is one of the best-studied cases of supernova remnants interacting with surrounding molecular clouds.”

Credit: NASA/ESA/Wikipedia