>>551>As they all reappear back in Aiden's office, Phoebe immediately says to Miranda:
"Where is he, Miranda? Enough of your bullshit mind games too. Aiden's here and he can block out your telepathy - so spill it!"
>Aiden sighs as Jonah looks down at the floor, awkwardly. Miranda herself blinks and stares blankly at Phoebe, before closing her eyes and sighing.
"God, you're such a bitch at times, you know that Phoebe? Fine whatever."
>Miranda crosses her arms as she nonchalantly says:
"He's in a black site prison owned by the government. Off the books, and off the record. Nobody goes in to see him outside of vetted staff, nobody goes out either without clearance."
>Taking a piece of candy from Aiden's desk, telekinetically, she casually eats it, before saying:
"For all intents and purposes, he no longer exists. I made sure of that."
>All three of the Grayson adults are stunned by Miranda's response, before Jonah then replies by saying:
"…..How could you possibly guarantee that? There had to have been inquiries into the situation. Investigations. Questions. From any of the branches of government-"
>Aiden immediately cuts off Jonah, looking at Miranda as he says:
"You used your telepathy on all of them to reprogram their minds, didn't you? At least, enough of them at higher levels to make everyone else not ask questions."
>Miranda finishes eating the piece of candy, then looks up nonchalantly at Aiden. Raising an eyebrow, she then says:
"So what if I did? Someone could say that I did you all a favor."
>Pointing a finger at Miranda again, Phoebe shouts, with clear anger in her voice:
Miranda! Your high and mighty bullshit doesn't excuse gaslighting and subterfuge! That's not how we do things here! We're supposed to be better than that! Above it too!"
>Miranda now finally gets angry, swatting Phoebe's hand away.
"Spare me your superficial moralistic posturing, cousin
. You spend your days and nights flying around in a glorified spandex bikini getup, and you have the audacity
to lecture me
>Miranda points at Aiden and Jonah as well, becoming just as angry and fueled by a sense of righteous indignation.
"None of you ever stop to think. What if everyone
know that my father was a supervillain? Hmm? You think they wouldn't start investigating you too? Or your close friends?"
>Miranda looks at Phoebe, stating:
"You think Lisa would be safe from this shit?" Uncle Silas? Aunt Emily? Any
>Phoebe angrily crushes a nearby bookcase with sheer force of air pressure from her hand movement.
"Don't you ever
mention my parents name. Not after what you just did."
>Miranda stares at Phoebe, with pure venom and anger in her own eyes, as she says in an almost dead quiet whisper:
"….What do you think happens, when everyone knows who you are?"
>She then continues:
"You think your big girl morals would've helped you if you were in my situation? Getting gaslight by a piece of shit stepfather who regularly cheated on our stepmother? The same stepfather who double crossed our biological father out of fear
>Phoebe falls silent for a moment, letting Miranda continue.
"But what would you know? Your father was actually a great person. Turns out both of mine
are complete pieces of shit. Messes. Terrible excuses for human beings. But what does that matter anyways? You're the hero, right?"
>Miranda then gets up in Phoebe's face, her long hair clashing with Phoebe's wig.
"You're the one who always
does the right thing, no matter the cost, aren't you? Whereas Marek, Jakob and I are the villains. Since all we do is lie, cheat and manipulate people."
>Phoebe stares at Miranda for a moment, before sighing and blinking. Looking away, she then says:
"Where'd you get it?"
>Miranda looks confused for a moment.
>Phoebe responds, annoyed:
"The telekinesis, you idiot. What else?"