Imagine watching a scary movie with Chris. He’s not big into horror films, but the two of you just started dating, and he knows how much you love Halloween. He tries to be a good boyfriend, holding you when the suspense rises, but he’s the one who ends up on your lap. He buries his face in your sweater, clinging onto you for dear life. The whole thing was so funny, you didn’t even get scared through the worst parts of the movie. Your big, strong, whimpering boyfriend was the perfect distraction.
Lauren puts her brother in the car first, then waits for Marcos before getting in herself, most likely in case he needed her shields. With that protective instinct/drive, she’d be a perfect addition to the Mutant Underground