One person who chose to stay here at the mansion with me was Magdalena. I must say, she is a rather interesting woman. Apparently she is a direct descendant of Mary Madalen and she serves the Church as her mothers did before her. Trained from birth as a warrior and a redeemer, she wields powerful artifacts and is very driven in her cause.
She is also quite beautiful.
After returning from our voyage yesterday, we rested for a bit and then had a rather nice, quiet dinner where we got to know each other. The evening passed rather quickly, which I always take as a sign that people are making a real connection.
After spending a very memorable night together, Maggie and I took in some of New York City. We stopped by Dazzler's nightclub but no one was there. I wasn't too surprised since it was still early in the day. We also went to the zoo in Central Park and then went to the top of the Empire State Building. I just love the view of the city from up there.
After I showed her the spot where the X-Men defeated Juggernaut for the umpteen-eth time, Maggie took me to meet her employer. She introduced me to a man named Bishop Martins. I say man because I'm being polite. He was really more like a toad. Or maybe a weasel. Not to be mean or anything. I tried to stay friendly because I have no wish to get Maggie into hot water with her bosses but the Bishop was rather hard to take.
The thing that I found most disturbing about him was that he apparently wanted Maggie to kill Vampirella. That kind of witless superficial judgmental attititude is one of my personal pet peeves. He also questioned my worthiness to be escorting Magdalena. Apparently he wants me to take some kind of test. We'll see.