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<td valign="top">[[Image:MilesP2wiki.jpg|left]]'''Moment of Awesome - [[Miles Morales]]:''' ''Out with [[Warren Worthington]] to get a suit, [http://x-logs.livejournal.com/3707511.html Miles is reminded that it's not just mutants who are feared and hated].''
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<td valign="top">[[Image:MilesP2wiki.jpg|left]]'''Moment of Awesome - [[Miles Morales]]:''' ''Out with [[Warren Worthington]] to get a suit, [https://xp-logs.dreamwidth.org/3649413.html Miles is reminded that it's not just mutants who are feared and hated].''
  
 
Miles really had no idea where to start. What do girls even like to see men wear? He ambled down the first aisle, trying very hard to ignore the price tags. Vests? Do women like vests? He'd overheard his mother and her friends swooning about Matt Bomer on White Collar once, and didn't he wear one? The guys in Inception did, and so did Han Solo. He picked one out at random from the rack to inspect it. As if he knew what to look for.
 
Miles really had no idea where to start. What do girls even like to see men wear? He ambled down the first aisle, trying very hard to ignore the price tags. Vests? Do women like vests? He'd overheard his mother and her friends swooning about Matt Bomer on White Collar once, and didn't he wear one? The guys in Inception did, and so did Han Solo. He picked one out at random from the rack to inspect it. As if he knew what to look for.

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Moment of Awesome - Miles Morales: Out with Warren Worthington to get a suit, Miles is reminded that it's not just mutants who are feared and hated.

Miles really had no idea where to start. What do girls even like to see men wear? He ambled down the first aisle, trying very hard to ignore the price tags. Vests? Do women like vests? He'd overheard his mother and her friends swooning about Matt Bomer on White Collar once, and didn't he wear one? The guys in Inception did, and so did Han Solo. He picked one out at random from the rack to inspect it. As if he knew what to look for.

"May I help you?" a salesperson asked from the other side of the rack. She ran her eyes up and down him, examining him, obviously coming to his same conclusion that he was completely lost.

"No thanks, I'm good." Last thing he needed was some Judgey McJudgerson judging him when he failed at fashion. Hopefully Warren would be back soon to guide him.

"I'm sure," she replied haughtily. She turned and headed back down the aisle while Miles continued perusing. When he looked up again, she was still there, eyeing him warily. Strange, he thought, and tried to put it out of his mind, but she hadn't moved an inch when he looked up from the next aisle a couple of minutes later. A sick sense of dread began to fall over him, and he stuffed his hands into his pockets, as if hiding some of himself would help him disappear from the salesperson's view.

Big mistake. She started towards him, still wearing a fake smile that didn't reach her eyes. "Sir, maybe this isn't quite the right . . . setting for you. I would be happy to point you to some other stores that might be more . . . appropriate for someone like you."

"Appropriate for so . . ." Miles felt like he'd just been doused with gallons of ice-cold water when the true meaning of her words came clear to him. His stomach twisted in knots, and his heart pounded ten times worse than it did when time was running out on Super Mario Brothers. He'd been in this situation before, he realized, when shopping with his mother. The overly-cautious word choice by salespeople. The stalking and wary stares from security. The subtle but constant reminders that they didn't belong there.

Warren chose that moment to return from the back, and Miles almost ran up to him. "I want to leave," he said, struggling to keep his voice even. "Right now. Please."