Bill G. said: "We're gonna keep some of you here for awhile, to fix this and to uh, study the problem. We notified your parents." A test of identity for Adam: go along with a sure-fire fix but be Guinea pigs, or break out but risk the wrath of the HHL? Which one will satisfy his parents' real concerns? The wrath of the HHL? Oh I can just see this now... ------------------------------- Adam-as-Mercury nervously fidgets in his seat while the HHL calmly explains the situation. Golem, once finished explaining some accommodations being setup, points to to him to wordlessly prompt him to speak. "Umh, excuse me Mr. Golem, but when you called our parents, what did mine say." Golem smirks, "We didn't actually call them personally. We have staff contacting them now." Adam slowly sinks into his seat. Golem raises a curiously eyebrow. "There's no reason to worry, son. We've had to pass on worse news than this. We've got the best..." Golem never got to finish that thought as one of the support staff walked up and whispered something into his ear. His brow furrows and then go up in surprise. Golem looks back at Adam and points. "You're Concord, right?" "Yes sir." "Your mother has an extensive understanding of AEGIS Regulations under the handling of super-powered minors and unnatural phenomenon." "She has an eidetic memory, sir," Adam answers as if by rote.