Just to show that I will post more than sarcastic posts in the general discussion here is the repost of the sequel to my X-Men Evo fanfic. This should be complete by the end of the month due to me getting some serious motivation. (I hope). As always all comments are welcomed.
Kitty felt her head rise and fall with the uncomfortable motion of the cruise liner. The glass and a half of champagne she had drunk with the rest of X-Men had made her seasickness worse and now she felt like she wanted to vomit. Placing her hand on the railing she found herself starting to phase through her only protection from falling into the sea. Standing back up she placed her hand firmly onto the solid metal railing. Satisfied she found her foot slipping up and out of her shoe.
Giving her head a shake. “Man champagne really doesn’t help to control your powers.”
“Or it could be stress…” Logan said from behind her.
“Mr Logan.” Kitty turned stammering.
“Couldn’t sleep either.” He said answering her question.
“What’s your problem?” Kitty said. Gasping at how rude she quickly tried to recover. “I mean what’s wrong how come you can’t sleep?”
Logan grunted his low laugh. “X23. Shield now knows that I let her escape. And now Nick Fury wants me to track her down.”
“And will you?”
“I don’t know. That’s why I’m freezing outside at 3 in the morning.”
“Oh I see.”
“Well the best cure for sea sickness is bed.” Logan hinted.
“I’ll leave you alone.” Kitty said shuffling her foot back inside her shoe and retreating bellow decks.
“Why did you bust her out of Shield?” Logan asked his mental picture of his young “sister”.
X23 stood her two long claws sheathing and unsheathing themselves in a sign of frustration.
“How long now?” She asked again. This time the single claw in her foot protracting.
“Patience is a virtue.” Lucas said. He gently stroked the red sole patch on his chin and rubbed a hand through his red mane of hair.
“Meaning.” X23 growled she sounded ready for violence.
“Impatience is a vice.” Lucas didn’t even look up from the makeshift operating table.
X23 studied the back of the man she had fallen in with. He was strong, tall and appeared to be a couple of years older than her, nearly 20, and his appearance was straight out of music video. He wore a Machiavellian style red coat over a black shirt and black jeans which allowed him to dramatically swing his coat around him when he used his powers. X23 knew that he was the son of Charles Xavier, but Lucas wasn’t as blessed as he had originally seemed. His power of telekinesis was greater than that of his father but his fractured personality had led to the development of three different consciousnesses. Lucas was by far the strongest of the three and may have been the original personality and his mutant power was that of telekinesis with limited telepathy. David, the middle personality had been accidentally sealed by his father so X23 had never seen him but from what she could tell David had no mutant power at all. Ian the youngest personality usually came to the fore when Lucas was too tired to take control of him. Ian’s mutant power was the ability to create flames with his mind and although the youngest “brother” didn’t speak he was usually able to communicate via pointing.
And now Lucas was hunched over his new acquisition. He was busy removing the neural inhibitor from her forehead. As he gently pulled the final link from her spinal cord her stepped back revealing Summon to X23.
“Now Maria let’s wait for our new guest to wake up.” Lucas said turning to X23.
When Lucas had originally found out that doctor Samson at Hydra had christened the X23 embryo he had used the information to keep her here. Now every time X23 heard her name called she felt calmed by her name. As if it carried some properties that meant she wasn’t just some failed experiment in a test tube.
When they finally reached the shore Kitty was first off the boat. She was practically kissing dry land before the others had taken steps down the ramp.
As Logan walked past he even had a sly smile of his chiselled face. Many of the X-Men who had been on the mission to Muir Island walked straight off the boat and into the waiting cars of their parents, or in Scott and Jean’s case their own, and sped off to enjoy the holidays. Logan had decided to head out in completely the wrong direction to track X23 which was sure to pull the watching Shield agents away from her. There would be very few mutants at the Institute over this Easter break and Kitty was looking forward to enjoying some quality time with Robbie, Force the mutant with the repelling powers, who had been unable to go on the past couple of missions due to the fact that he had dislocated a shoulder in the Danger Room. Looking around the dock Kitty saw Prof X’s van with Robbie and Ray, Berserker, waiting for her. She held her walk until the last moment when Robbie came rushing up to her and gave her a hug.
“You’re more beautiful now than when you left.” Robbie said.
“You big lug.” Kitty giggled.
“Oh sweet.” Ray moaned sticking his fingers down his throat. “When do we eat?”
“As soon as we get our equipment in the van.” Xavier said wheeling up to the van. “Robbie I hope you don’t mind if I drive back.”
“Not at all Professor.” Robbie said picking up two of the three bags of equipment and stowing them in the back of the van.
“I thought you said he was the greatest mind of all the mutants.” X23 said her tongue playfully lying at the tip of her lips.
“That’s what I heard as well, my dear. It appears that the greatest brain doesn’t make you invulnerable to attack.” Lucas smiled.
“Now.” X23 asked. Her muscles tensing.
“Not yet Maria lets let everybody else go home first.”
When Kitty awoke she found that much of the journey back to mansion had already been travelled. She realised that she had been lulled over to one side and sleeping on Robbie’s chest for much of the journey. What was even worse was the fact that she had left her left sleeve sitting in the ketchup from their drive-thru.
“Gross.” Kitty mumbled grabbing a couple of napkins.
“Morning.” Ray chimed.
“Funny.” Kitty said.
“I’m glad you slept well Kitty.” Xavier began. “Because I was thinking that you would be able to take over the driving for a short stint. Robbie had already taken his turn and I don’t want to drive tired.”
“Sure thing Professor.” Kitty smiled. She looked at Ray and Robbie’s faces and saw the looks of pure terror on them. “It’ll be okay guys.” She said.
Robbie and Ray looked like they would rather have walked.
Summon was awake now and regarded Lucas with a mixture of excitement and distrust. How did this man know what she wanted to do? Or more importantly could only the three of them do what he claimed?
“So in exchange for me helping you, you will give me Kitty Pride?” She asked. Summon gave a tiny shudder at hearing her own voice. From its lack of use in the past months it sounded cracked and stressed. Her blue eyes still hurt and her body looked malnourished. Even her muscles ached from being forced to lie still for so long.
“That’s the bargain. We have the perfect opportunity to take out the X-Men you hate and my father in one fell swoop.” Lucas boasted.
“So why do you need me?” Summon asked.
“I don’t.” Lucas said. “I just like the company.”
Summon again looked at Lucas. Opening her mind she used her thought reading power to try and see why he needed her.
Summon’s world began to spin. She found herself standing on fragmented red rocks in a barren landscape. The rock before then became liquid and rose into a spire before solidifying into an image of Lucas. Skin tones then appeared as the statue turned into Lucas.
“My name is not just Lucas. Like you I have a mutant identity.” Lucas began. “They call me Legion for I am many. Or I was. I am now only two but we need someone with powers such as yours.”
“To do what?” Summon asked.
“To separate us.” Lucas said. As he did his body appeared to split into two. The second body began to fold down onto itself until it became that of much younger boy. Around 9 or 10 Summon guessed. “This is Ian. He is I but then not I. We have different thoughts, different powers, and very nearly different bodies. And you could make a machine to split us apart.” Lucas said his arm around Ian’s shoulder.
“But you could die.” Summon stated.
“But if I die just now my little brother dies with me.” Lucas said. Ian grabbed hold of Lucas’s waist in a powerful hug.
“I will help you.” Summon breathed.
Summon found herself awaking almost from a dreamlike trance. She looked deep into Lucas’s eyes and saw Ian in them. “I will help you. But first I want Shadow Cat and Rogue.”
Xavier felt David reach out to him. Awaking with a noise that was part animal and part human he looked around at his startled students in the car. “I’m sorry.” Xavier said. “I guess even I’m not immune from nightmares.” He gave a light chuckle.
Force stared back at Xavier with raised eyebrows. His mentor had told him on two occasions that it was dangerous for any telepath to dream and so many couldn’t or wouldn’t. His shout hadn’t been that of terror or fear. Force had recognised it as the one he had woken himself up with on many a time. It was helplessness. Whatever Xavier had seen, the powerful mutant couldn’t stop it or save it.
“Planning a strategy like this takes time.” Lucas explained. “Originally my father was able to seal both Ian and David away. But over time this seal cracked. But I spoke to Ian, we made peace, and now he is willing to help me.”
Summon looked at the older mutant with disbelief. She wasn’t sure willing would be the correct term. Her own thought reading capabilities whilst still rusty from the months in a test-tube could sense Lucas pumping positive emotions into her when he suggested something. But Summon was smart enough to know exactly what she had to do. “Well if you help me I’ll help you.” Summon smiled.
The XI never failed to impress Robbie as the van drew towards it. The imposing gates opened by themselves and as Kitty softly drew in on the gravel Robbie watched as the main balcony came into view. After some very long hours of driving he was ready for a shower and better sleep but first they would have to unpack the van and stow the gear.
As night fell; Robbie, Ray and Kitty were sitting huddled together on the big leather couch in front of the TV. As the Titanic sunk and the music started up Robbie could feel Kitty’s eyes upon him. Looking down to the top of her head he kissed her forehead gently. Ray stretched and pulled himself over to the other side of the couch letting a rush of cold air blast Kitty and Robbie.
“Hey.” The appealed in unison.
“What like you weren’t trying to make me uncomfortable?” The blonde mutant said rubbing his slicked hair back into position. “Well I’m going to bed. You two lovers can be alone now.” He grumbled.
“Night night.” Kitty mumbled.
“Night mate.” Robbie smiled.
Professor X watched quietly from the door. These young mutants were certainly talented. Kitty was a flown blown X-Man already and both Robbie and Ray would be there soon. If it hadn’t been for Robbie’s injury he may have even been on the last mission. Shaking his head the old mutant smiled. As nice as it was for his X-Men to enjoy a night of normality Charles knew that once Oruro and Hank arrived back tomorrow these peaceful moments would become distant memories.
From the tip of the lighthouse X23 stared at the XI the large mansion just a dark shape in the distance. She had infiltrated it once without help and now here she was listening to this overblown ego trying to get back at his father. Feeling the wind whistle through the windows around her Maria turned to move back down the stairs.
“Is that all you think of me Maria? As an ego?” Lucas asked softly his accent giving his word a gentle lilt.
“It’s rude to spy.” X23 growled.
“Look who’s talking.” Lucas smiled floating up the stairs. Landing beside X23 he placed his arm around her. X23 bristled but made no attempt to remove his arm.
“So everything’s in place.” She whispered.
“Almost.” Lucas nodded. “We have the king and queens. We have to find ourselves some pawns.”
Kitty awoke with a cough. Her mouth felt dry and acrid. Shaking her hair out of her eyes Kitty pulled herself out of her warm cocoon of covers and allowed her body to be subjected to the frigid morning air. Looking around her modestly decorated room Kitty saw that she had a tightly wrapped parcel sitting on the futon at the bottom of her bed. Moving over her bed sheets Kitty grabbed the parcel and looked for a card. Resisting the urge to just rip straight into the box Kitty found the label. “From an old friend…” Was all that it said? Chewing her bottom lip Kitty carefully unwrapped the bow. Looking for a seam of tape to open the parcel with Kitty found one and pulled the paper off of the box. Her excitement mounting Kitty opened the box. Looking at the contents Kitty’s eyes went wide and she batted the box from her bed with her hand.
Who knew? Had she not been careful enough? Did Robbie know? Taking one last look warningly around her room Kitty pulled the covers back over her head and decided to sleep.
At first there was a quiet knock at her door. Then it became a pounding. Then finally a frantic attempt to open the locked door.
“Let me in sugar.” Rogue whispered urgently.
“Rogue…” Kitty blinked. Sitting up in her bed barely an hour had gone past since she had woken up to the parcel at the foot of her bed. Rising from her bed Kitty stumbled, still half asleep, to her door and opened it. Rogue barged in barrelling past Kitty.
“You got one to.” Rogue said moving to Kitty’s futon. Picking up the same parcel Kitty had already opened Rogue aimed the re-tied bow at Kitty and thrust the parcel towards her. “Open it. I’ve got to see what you’ve got.”
“Wait a minute Rogue. You got one to?” Kitty asked puzzled. She untied the bow and opened the box. “Wait how long have you been back? I thought you were seeing off Kurt?”
“He got an earlier train. So I got back early this morning.” Rogue grabbed the box from Kitty and tipped out the contents letting them land on Kitty’s bed. Kitty quickly phased through the bed and slammed her door shut. Turning back to Rogue Kitty saw the Gothic mutant pick up the plastic pants and turn them over in her hands.
“Well at least mine weren’t pink.” Rogue said with her eyebrow raised.
“You…you got a pair to?” Kitty asked snatching the plastic pants from Rogue. Kitty quickly gathered up the diaper as well and stuffed them back in the box.
“Do you think I’d be banging down your door if I didn’t?” Rogue shook her head. Carefully reaching into her pocket Rogue unfolded a pair of black plastic pant with several rows of black frills on the rear. “I think this means we have a problem.” Rogue stated.
“Do you think this means…?” Kitty began.
“Yeah. Summon is back.” Rogue finished.
“You know. I brought you back to the present, I fixed you up, removed your neuraliser and this is how you repay me.” Lucas sighed.
“Who me?” Summon asked innocently.
“Well I suppose all this means is we have to move forward a bit faster.” Lucas shrugged. He stroked his soul patch. “In fact getting them on edge just means that they’ll run to dear old dad. And he’ll come looking for you. He’ll be so distracted he won’t see us coming.” Lucas smiled turning to X23.
“So it’s not a problem?” Summon asked.
“A problem. No Summon. We’re a team remember, if we have to move forward we do it together. It just means tonight I’ll need your powers a lot more.” Lucas pressed. X23 stood by his side unsheathing her claws.
“Of course. We’re a team.” Summon muttered rolling her eyes.
Robbie dodged under the paint ball barrage as the Danger Room began to increase its ferocity. Turning and standing he threw up his hands and pushed the blasting drone against the ceiling. Feeling an electric buzz beside his ear he turned to his left as a Berzerker detonated another drone.
“Good save.” Force nodded.
“No time to relax.” Berzerker warned shooting himself into the air using his electrical blasts. Robbie created a block beneath him and skidded along away from the circling drones.
“Good.” Beast’s disembodied voice commented from the Danger Room controller. “Now to complete your objective.”
The Danger Room seamed to stop momentarily as the paint ball bots, circular hovering devices with a rotor in the middle and two independently mounted paint ball guns top and bottom began to hover in position. The Danger Room floor began to twist as it rose up into three levels resembling a car park.
“There are four devices each to be deactivated. Berzerker if you try and short them out you will detonate them.” Beast warned. “You have four minutes.”
“But Rogue and Shadow Cat got 6.” Berzerker moaned. As if in answer the paint ball guns swivelled and targeted the electric mutant. “Gotta go.” He laughed before blasting himself away.
Robbie got clear of his bots and grabbed the first device. Taking a moment to study the device Robbie pulled the timer lever preventing the device from ever counting down to zero. “One down.” He shouted to Berzerker before creating a force block above him and blasting up to the next level.
Kitty and Rogue stood in Professor Xavier’s office. The parcel that each girl had received in the morning was sitting on his desk. The wheelchair bound mutant turned the diaper in his hands over again. This was Rogue’s, it said so clearly on its rear, and had black trim and Gothic prints. “Well it appears we have a problem.” Xavier said almost to himself.
“I thought the neuraliser stopped Summon from being able to use her powers.” Kitty said she could barely contain her panic.
“Well in theory it should.” Xavier agreed. “However this leaves us with only two assumptions.”
“That she’s got a lot more powerful.” Rogue stated.
“Or she’s no longer wearing it.” Kitty finished. “But Professor who would release her?”
“That Kitty is the most pertinent question. At the moment this could be viewed as a threat or simply a way to spook us into acting too quickly.” Xavier theorised.
“So what do you suggest we do? Wait for her to come for us.” Rogue asked her arms folded across her chest.
“No. I want you to continue your training. Whatever happens we shall deal with.” The bald mutant said. “After all this is what we train for.”
Robbie stared at Kitty as she powered through more laps of the pool. She was definitely hiding something he was sure. It wasn’t like Kitty to keep things from him. And she was making him more honest with himself as well. Turning back to table Robbie watched Rogue butter the same slice of bread again clearly as distracted as Kitty. It was at this point Robbie wished that Kurt was here. At least then the furry mutant would have broken the tension with some joke or another.
X23 couldn’t believe where she was. It was unreal. She was downtown. In a shopping center in broad daylight. And not only that she wasn’t afraid. Rubbing her knuckles once again she turned to Ian.
“Are you sure it’s OK for us to be doing this without Lucas?” She asked.
At first it had felt strange taking orders from somebody who looked so much younger than her, especially when that person didn’t talk but looking into Ian’s eyes it was clear he was from the same stock as Lucas, even if you didn’t know he was the same person.
Ian simply nodded and pointed to the notice board. At first X23 didn’t believe that it could be so blatant but after only a few seconds of looking she came across the same familiar circle and H picture she had been told to look for. The meeting was tonight. X23 growled slightly before kicking the wall. When she turned and walked away there was a large gash in the wall. Ian simply shrugged and followed the older mutant.
Robbie watched as Kitty and Rogue sat on a bench outside the XI talking in hushed voices. Sighing he turned around only to be surprised at Ray’s beaming face.
“Wow.” Robbie said taking a couple of steps backwards. “What are you so happy about?”
“Oh nothing.” Ray smiled. “Well I might have a date tomorrow night.”
“Really?” Robbie nodded. “Who’s the lucky guy?”
Ray fired a well aimed punch at Robbie’s rips before responding. “Her name’s Susan and she’s on holiday here.”
“Ooh not a local.” Robbie nodded coughing up air.
“Means she won’t know about your reputation.”
“Probably why she’s going out with you in the first place then.”
“I don’t know Kitty it seems kind of risky to me.” Rogue said.
“She’s only doing this to frighten us. If we get a couple of mannequins to put this stuff onto we can see if its booby trapped or not.” Kitty pressed. “We both know it will be. We can ask the Professor to find Summon and stop this before it happens again.”
“It’s a good idea.” Rogue began.
“Do you want another dose of diaper rash?” Kitty asked.
“You sure know how to be manipulative sugar.”
Lucas rubbed his hands through his hair and arched his back. Clearly he was tired of waiting. X23 was motionless ahead of him the younger girl was watching the old theater with unwavering concentration. Summon for her part chewed her lip slightly and tried to prevent her mind from wandering too much. This was a bold move by Lucas and any trouble would see them killed before their plans could come to fruition.
As the door to the theater final closed and the outside lights were extinguished X23 silently slipped off into the darkened city. She returned mere minutes later her face an impassive mask. “The doors are sealed the only true exit is the one we are watching.” She said quietly.
“Any truth in the rumour they have one of our brothers captive?” Lucas asked passionately.
“I don’t know. The entire building is soaked in something which is overpowering my senses. It’s probably to keep mutants away.” She grumbled.
“Then let’s go and disappoint some humans.” Lucas smiled.
The stage of the old theater had a single lectern placed in its center. Behind the speaker to lone red drapes were hanging from ceiling to floor with the familiar circle and H design in the center of the drapes. The scene resembled a political spectacle rather than a witch-hunt.
“Children on Humanity.” The speaker screamed as he approached the lectern. The theater, which was full of people, erupted at this and as the wild cheering subsided the speaker lent into the microphone and softly began to speak. “We are all homo-sapiens. We are no longer bound by creed or colour for today we are under attack from a greater threat than even ourselves.” The old man looked very official in his grey pinstripe suit and the crowd silenced themselves listening intently to every word. “These creatures may look like us. May sound like us but they are not us. They are abominations. Some of them are so powerful they can hear your thoughts. Some can shoot lasers from their eyes or even control magnetism. And what does our Government do? Nothing.” He said standing back and opening his hands emphatically. “They say we should be accepting. Their leader tells us that we are a doomed species. He controls magnetism destroys cars and stops bullets and we have to be accepting? I say NO!” He shouted this, causing the crowd to erupt again. “I say we should…”
The man’s next sentence was cut off as wall behind fell backwards. The drapes billowed outwards to their full extent and as the dust cleared a single figure hovered in the middle of the gap in the wall back lit by the neon colours of the city behind him. Hovering forward Lucas landed on the stage and stalked towards the lectern.
“Look.” The man hurriedly began to shout in the microphone. “They don’t even respect our right to a peaceful protest. They don’t live by our rules of society we must rise up and take…” This time the man was cut short by Lucas striding over to him and pinching his neck. The crowds’ mood shifted. Some were panicking; some took this as a call to arms. None however, even those that had turned to flee, noticed the two female mutants who now stood at the only exit to the theater.
“Children of Humanity.” Lucas clucked. “Children.” He began softly. “Children.” His voice boomed echoed with psychic resonance that caused all the humans in the room to turn and face him. “That’s better.” Lucas smiled. “Now children you must be attentive. Your species is not the dominant on the planet any longer. Mine is. You have nothing we want and exist purely because we allow you to.” He stopped to let the crowd digest this.
“No.” Came a lone voice from the crowd as a rough looking biker type pulled a semi-automatic from his ripped jeans. Lucas looked under whelmed. Moving his arm from his thigh to his shoulder Lucas used his telekinesis to lift the man into the air.
“Homo sapiens. You are the weakest beings on this planet. But you have your guns.” Lucas nodded to Summon. The younger mutant focused her attention on the man. The rough looking biker type was then engulfed in black smoke. When the smoke cleared the gun had been replaced with a lollipop and the man was dressed as a comic book five year old. Complete with a propeller hat. “Children perhaps this style would suit you better.” Lucas tossing the man against a wall casually. “Now as you are children you clearly need someone to look out for you. To protect you. To teach you right and wrong. We are going to do this.” Lucas laughed. This time the crowd didn’t turn hostile. This time the crowd surged towards Summon and X23.
Summon smiled her nose twitching as she made a large box appear in front of her. X23 bared her teeth and unsheathed all of her claws. The crowd ignored the box and immediately surged towards Summon. From the box thousands of pacifiers floated up, held in space by Lucas’s TK powers. The pacifiers then shot at crowd like rubber bullets driving them back towards Lucas.
“Good children.” Lucas smiled. Feeling out with his senses he began to search for the mutant that X23 had discovered. Feeling the signal to his left Lucas used a blast of TK to knock down the wall. When the dust settled he saw he had revealed a large hulking grey mutant who was tied in thick chains and surrounded by flaming torches. "How medieval."Lucas commented before lifting the mutant clear and snapping his chains with his mind. Setting the stone behemoth on the stage beside him Lucas again nodded to Summon who conjured a box on stage beside Lucas. “Now children we need your help. Actually it’s not so much that we need your help. It’s actually that we’re demanding it.” He motioned to the box and yellow bands with red X’s began to hover in midair. Suddenly they began to shoot out in all directions slapping against humans and tightening around their wrists. Once attached the X would glow and the human would stop moving. With the entire crowd pacified Lucas appeared to shrink back considerably. “Now go from this place my children. When the time comes I will call for you.” He said before leaving the stage. The grey mass beside him simply followed Lucas from the stage and out the main exit.
With Lucas gone the crowd became slightly more animated as they turned and began to walk out of the building perfectly in step.
Outside Lucas turned to Summon. “You have almost complete mastery of your powers I’m impressed.” Turning to the big mutant. “I’m Lucas but we’ll speak later. Please follow us back to our base I wish to ask you something brother.” Lucas smiled. Suddenly he began to shiver. Rushing around the corner Lucas let out a low moan.
Ian then returned from around the corner.
The young boy had a determined look on his face. Holding his arms wide so that the entire theater stood within them the young mutant began to concentrate. Suddenly flames began to creep around the theater. Pretty soon it was engulfed in flames and a raging inferno but the four mutants had vanished into the night.
“David?” Xavier asked quietly.
“Professor?” Robbie replied nervously opening the door and walking inside. He watched his bald teacher for a moment with questioning eyes but said nothing.
“Force…of course come in.” Xavier smiled his composure returning he gestured for Robbie to take a seat.
“You wanted to see me Professor?” Robbie asked.
“Yes, I’m sending Hank on an investigative mission to the old theater. It burned down last night, I believe that was no accident and we’re going to find out who was responsible.” The bald headed mutant explained.
“Why are you telling me this?”
“Because I’m taking Ray and yourself on this one.” Hank McCoy smiled from the doorframe behind Robbie.
“Really?” Robbie asked his eyes wide.
“I think you’ve earned it and when I spoke to the Charles he couldn’t see any reason for you not to come along.” Beast smiled.
“So I’m an X-Man now?”
“I believe congratulations are in order.” The Professor nodded. “But those can wait.”
“So suit up and I’ll meet you at the van in ten minutes.” Beast smiled before swinging out of the room.
“Thank you Professor you won’t regret this.” Robbie vowed to his mentor.
“I’m sure I won’t Force. Something tells me that we will need all the X-Men we can.”
Robbie was in the lower levels of the XI in a flash. The lift doors couldn’t open quickly enough for him as he jogged quickly into the equipment room. Selecting a black uniform as opposed to the normal navy training uniform with the two X-plates on the shoulders Robbie concentrated on getting himself ready. First he looked at shoulder pads, gloves, boots and belts to try and figure out exactly what his new look as an X-Man should be. Growing tired of his own vanity Robbie simply shrugged himself into a normal training uniform. As an after thought he removed both X-plates from the shoulder and placed one over his heart instead. Shrugging at his own reflection Robbie bounded back upstairs hoping to find Kitty before he had to depart on the mission; after all he wouldn’t want to be late would he?
After quickly checking on Kitty’s room Robbie couldn’t find his girlfriend. Glancing at his watch he decided not to take any chances and hurried across to the motor pool to meet with Beast and Berzerker.
As the van sped off Kitty watched it from Rogue’s room. They had decided to spring Summon’s trap here as it afforded them greater privacy than Kitty’s room. Laying the mannequins down the two teens proceeded to diaper the unmoving statues. As Kitty slid the plastic pants up the molded legs she chewed her lip slightly. As far as her diaper desires had gone she had tried to keep them to a minimum. And as she was sure the cache of diapers that the Institute had was monitored Kitty had been very reserved in moving them. Although once she had found out that there was more than one bed wetter at the XI, and one mutant who could accidentally make himself a lot more than one, Kitty had become braver in her acquiring of her favorite underwear.
Robbie was of course, clueless, but Kitty liked it that way. It meant that she could enjoy something on her own without the aid of the brooding mutant. As she and Rogue stood the mannequins beside each other Kitty snapped out of her daydream. Almost as soon as they were in a standing position the mannequins began to smoke disappearing in the same thick acrid smoke that always accompanied Summon’s power.
Looking at each other the two girls gave each other smug smiles. That was until two boxes poofed back into place where the mannequins had been.
“Persistent isn’t she?” Kitty mused.
“Well I guess we shouldn’t really be surprised.” Rogue nodded. “Should we open them?”
“If we don’t they’ll just follow us around like last time.” Kitty sighed.
Rogue looked at the packages with disgust her hand unconsciously touching her rear end. She could remember the diaper rash vividly and certainly didn’t want it repeated. As Rogue tentatively ran her hands over the parcel Kitty had taken hold of her parcel and had pulled the bow from the top.
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” Rogue warned as Kitty opened the box.
Looking into the pink box Kitty a stack of diapers this time as well as yet another pair of plastic pants. However these pants had a clear main body but the seams were a very babyish pink. And of course the rows of frills across the rear where pink and white polka dots.
However unlike the last parcel there was also a doll figurine maybe 12’’ in height. Kitty immediately recognized the blonde hair and sharp nose. It was the doll was styled to look like Summon. It even wore the same white pants and shirt combo that Summon had been wearing the last time she had captured Rogue and Kitty. The doll had a white ring attached to its back with a tag reading “Pull Me” in bold script.
Kitty dropped the doll back into the box and shook her head. How much credit was Summon really giving Rogue and herself? Looking across to Rogue Kitty watched as the Gothic mutant threw her own doll with disgust back into the box.
“Is she really even trying?” Rogue asked softly.
“I don’t think she’s giving us enough credit if she is.” Kitty smiled. The two turned to walk away from the boxes.
Force sat in the back of the van with Beast. The blue mutant stared at his new take on the X-Men uniform.
“Well I guess understated is the key.” Beast spoke almost to himself.
“I might change it when I feel I’ve done something to deserve it.” Force commented.
“Hey bro, you missed your big chance.” Berzerker smiled from the driver’s seat. He had decided on quite a different look from Robbie. Ray had gone for a black uniform and had thrown his leather jacket on top of it. His slicked back hair had been styled into a Faux-Hawk and his gloves and boots wear black leather as well.
“I guess I didn’t want to look like a reject from a music video.” Force countered.
“I don’t think anyone of us could escape that comparison, Force.” Beast chuckled before rechecking his equipment.
Arriving at the burnt out shell of the theater the X-Men disembarked from their van and spread out looking for clues. It had been decided that Beast would check the inside of the building due to his superior agility just in case the building wasn’t quite secure. Berzerker would use his electrical powers to check for any monitoring devices that would still function as well as powering their own. Whilst Force would check the outside searching for any clues about what caused the granite building to catch fire.
Searching around the back of the building Robbie looked at a large hole in the back wall. Unlike the rest of the burnt out shell this appeared to have been moved with some force. Pausing and trying to visualize the situation Force checked the mortar around the bricks, if the wall had been blown out by an explosion it would be rough however if, as the Professor suspected, it was a mutant attack then it should been a reasonably straight pull. The bottom of the mortar was completely burnt away and so offered no clues but at the top of the hole Force could see even from the ground the mortar looked to be a clean cut. Creating a platform beneath him Force lifted himself up to eye level with the mortar.
“Clean as a whistle.” Force repeated his dad’s saying.
“And what does that tell us?” A fuzzy blue shape appeared from the other-side of the hole.
Force’s platform wobbled in midair as he struggled to keep his composure due to the surprise. Failing Robbie landed hard with his feet buckling sending him down to his knees.
“It means that it was pulled out by a mutant possibly the same one who started the fire.” Robbie theorized rubbing his sore knees.
“And our pyromaniac has a flair for the dramatic.” Beast commented.
“How so?” Force asked.
“The hole opens onto the stage. Whoever did this wanted people to see them do it?” Beast smiled. “Now let’s perform a little experiment. Force raise yourself up so you are floating exactly in the middle of the hole.”
Force concentrated on the embarrassment he had just suffered from Beast’s scare and he hovered into the middle of the hole and hung there on his platform. Flying was difficult for Force as it required him to focus on using his powers on two different directions he much preferred to hover or simply blast his was across a gap using his powers to slow himself down as gravity restricted him but floating and hovering where relatively easy for the black haired mutant.
Beast watched Force hanging in mid air for a second. Calculating.
“Turn around Force and let’s see if we can find the bricks and mortar that should be here.”
Robbie looked around. “Whoever it was would not have just dumped the plug on the ground. If they were trying to make an entrance they would have sent it back quite far so it showed how powerful they were.” He concluded.
“And they would have also avoided slamming it into the light.” Berzerker added walking around the corner. Firing a crackle of electricity into the light behind Robbie the three mutants turned to look for the plug. It was Beast who saw it first.
“Well no wonder the Fire Department couldn’t see it.” Beast nodded leaping up towards the walls behind Robbie. Spinning around Force watched as the blue mutant scurried up the wall.
“He fired it up.” Force breathed. The plug had actually impacted on the first Storey above the theater.
Beast sniffed the plug and reacted as if something had just stung him. “Whoever was inside the theater clearly didn’t want any mutants inside. This has been treated with an irritant.”
“Should we take a sample?” Robbie asked.
“Of course. And since we have determined it was a mutant attack we must now also find out another important fact.” Beast cringed as he took hold of one of the bricks. “Namely who was inside the theater when it was attacked?”
As Kitty entered her room she immediately felt something was wrong. Reacting with all of her training she surveyed the room. The only thing that seemed out of place was that her parcel had been teleported into her room and her bay windows were open. Ignoring the parcel for the moment Kitty walked towards her windows.
As she closed the doors Kitty looked out at the city smiling. She watched as the sun moved behind the taller buildings signaling the end of the afternoon. Taking hold of the cord for her blinds Kitty unfastened the cord and let the shades slide down into place with a whir.
Moving away from the bay windows Kitty felt something tighten against her wrist. Looking at her hand she saw that she had the cord for the blinds wrapped around her wrist. Giving it a pull Kitty watched as something fell from the window. Moving to the shape Kitty realized that it was the doll from Summon’s parcel.
“You didn’t want to play with me.” The doll spoke in Summon’s voice. “So now I get to play with you.”
Kitty tried to pull her arm away. However the cord began to reel into the dolls back with such force that the plastic figurine accelerated to towards Kitty. Using her reflexes Kitty ducked under the dolls flying kick. The thing moved fast, using it’s momentum it continued down and around Kitty’s back and arm before jumping up onto Kitty’s waist. As the phasing mutant tried to bat the doll from her it jumped over her hands and ran around her leg. Leaping and grabbing Kitty’s other leg as she attempted to kick the doll away the phasing mutant lost her balance and the doll quickly darted around her back. As Kitty hit the floor the doll was around her chest and neck in quick succession before it ran down and roped her knees together.
“Now who’s in control?” The doll laughed. Turning around the cord began to reel into the doll again tightening the bonds around Kitty.
Struggling against the cord Kitty found that she had been completely immobilized by the toy. As the cord reeled her closer and closer to the doll Kitty tried bucking quickly. She had lifted the doll and even in her current state was heavier than the toy. This meant that she should have been able to move the toy using her superior mass.
Unfortunately every time Kitty bucked the cord would simply slacken off leaving Kitty as helpless as a worm on a hook. Once it had Kitty on a suitable length of cord the doll moved over to the phasing mutant with a smile.
“Now that your nicely hog-tied I guess its time to get you ready.” The doll smirked. Moving under Kitty’s chin the doll looped the cord around Kitty’s neck. “If you give me any trouble I’ll reel in my web.” The doll threatened. “And you don’t want this to get any tighter do you little fly?”
Kitty gave a slight shake of her head as a negative.
“Good. Now let’s get you in diapers before you pee on the carpet.” The doll mocked.
At this Kitty resumed her squirming. Attempting to phase through the cord she found, as she had expected that the cord moved in and out of phase with her. Trying her best to wiggle some space for her wrists Kitty found the cord tightening around her neck. Looking up she saw the doll staring at her with a diaper and the plastic pants in its plastic hands. Kitty then felt the cord drawing tightly around her neck. As she began to choke the doll flipped her onto her back.
“Now let’s get the baby dressed.” The doll smiled. Moving quickly the doll forced the diaper between Kitty’s legs. Deftly spreading the garment around Kitty the doll fastened it tightly around her.
Kitty tried to look down at her diapered self but she couldn’t move her head due to the biting sting of the cord around her throat. She had no choice but watch patiently as the doll proceeded to place another three diapers around her, making four in total, and the bulk forced her legs sharply against the biting cord leaving red marks around her outer thighs.
When the doll was finished diapering her Kitty watched as it brought the plastic pants around her and snapped them into place. Finally with a tug it released her from its cord and the young mutant sat up and stared down at her crotch with tears in her eyes.
Through the clear pants it was easy for Kitty to see the brilliant white of the diapers. Each were trimmed with pink cuffs and was covered in nauseatingly cute designs of bunnies and kittens.
Immediately moving to remove the diapers Kitty grabbed hold of the snaps in the plastic pants.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” The doll warned.
“Like who asked you anyway.” Kitty sneered. Trying to unsnap the buttons she watched as a little circle in the middle of the pants suddenly began to glow red.
“You’ve done it now. You’ve set off the tamper alarm.” The doll explained.
Kitty watched horrified as spindly metal poles suddenly shot out from around the cuffs of the plastic pants. Moving down the snapped seams of the pants the metal poles telescoped around Kitty sealing her into the diapers.
“How long do I have to stay in these?” Kitty bit out.
“72 hours. However if anybody finds out that your wearing them then you’ll have 10 minutes to convince them your not or else.” The doll explained.
“Or else what?” Kitty frowned.
“Or else you’ll end up going to potty training lessons.” The doll laughed. It then disappeared in a puff of black acrid smoke.
“72 hours.” Kitty questioned out loud. She rubbed the back of the tight diapers; things were going to get uncomfortable really quickly in these things.
Rogue casually munched on her sandwich as she walked into her room. The door slammed shut behind her by itself and this caused the mutant to spin. Quickly moving her eyes she surveyed her room.
It was covered in a thick white cord that made it look like a spider’s web. On her bed however there looked to be somebody or something but it was mummified by the thick cord. Moving forward to see if she could help whoever was trapped in this web Rogue failed to notice the scurrying behind her as more chord was deposited into her room.
Moving to the bed Rogue heard a muffled shout, like a cry for help, coming from the cocoon of chord. Running up to it she felt along for a seam or someway to try and open the mass. Her finger slipped gently around something. Pulling hard the cocoon started to split pulling her hand away Rogue looked at what she’d pulled.
It was a simple tag with the words “Pull me” written on it.
Stumbling backwards in shock Rogue looked at the cocoon. It opened up to reveal absolutely nothing. Taking another half step backwards Rogue tripped on the chord.
As soon as gravity took hold of her body the chord suddenly began to pull in tight. Rogue tried to flail her arms onto something so she could climb out of the web but all her fingers could find was chord, chord and more chord.
The cocoon suddenly splayed around Rogue completely enveloping her. Thrashing Rogue found the cord slipping into her mouth, around her eyes and looping her arms to her sides until eventually she was indistinguishable to white cord. Finding her body being turned upside down Rogue’s feet were slowly pulled apart as she was reeled against the ceiling.
It was then Rogue felt the plastic around her. As the first diaper was drawn tightly around her Rogue kicked out. Suddenly the cord holding her went slack. Rogue dropped to the floor and landed on her head dazing herself. In fact if it wasn’t for the cord around her head Rogue was sure she would have blacked out. The blow however knocked the fight out of her and she offered no more resistance as another three diapers were fastened tightly over her. Being returned to a standing position but not released from the cord Rogue found her eyes being released and her ears were uncovered.
“Are you good? Said the fly to the spider. Good enough to eat said the spider to the fly.” The doll smiled as she spooled towards Rogue with the plastic pants in her plastic hands.
Rogue’s pants were similar to Kitty’s in that they were clear and frilly however her colours were dark purples and blacks. Even the cute pattern on her diapers were spiders and creepy crawlies. Rogue’s consciousness was slowly disappearing into her peripheral vision when the doll spoke but its words came out so slowly as the blood rushed from Rogue’s head and she collapsed forward.
The only words she remembered hearing vividly before she passed out were those that sounded like “Bed wetter”.
Changing into slightly less obvious clothing Force and Berzerker searched for clues to who had been using the theater as a meeting point. Whilst they were hard at work Beast analysed everything found on their recording equipment from the seclusion of the van.
Robbie rubbed his hand through his black hair, it had grown wild since he had been at the XI and now he had to pull it behind his ears less it flapped into his eyes. Occasionally Kitty had given him stick about looking shaggy but Force thought it made him look the part.
Staring at Ray who had discarded his X-uniform and was instead wearing his leather jacket, Robbie smiled. They had practiced surveillance techniques together for the better part of a year and as they poured over clues they two teens dropped into an easy routine.
Rounding the corner to the nearest mall Robbie and Ray moved casually through the crowd and with the exception of the attention Ray’s new hairstyle attracted the mutants blended in perfectly with the main crowd. Although Robbie kept his mouth closed so as to not reveal his blue teeth.
Moving over to the county notice board Robbie began to cycle through the notes, nothing even mentioned the theater. Looking at Ray to signal what a waste of time it had been Robbie caught sight of a familiar symbol.
A circle with an H in it.
“Berzerker.” Force said nodding at the symbol.
“I see it. What do you think?”
“I didn’t see inside the theater but wouldn’t it fit with the irritant?” Force asked.
“You mean reusing the old stock of Prepperton?” Berzerker asked.
“Well we didn’t think that all the stock was actually dumped down the sewers.” Force stated.
“Back to the van.” Berzerker interjected. Here was not the place to theorise.
Rogue awoke groggily. She tried to lift her hands but found herself tied to the bed. White cord was holding her tightly against the bed leaving her form visible but her skin covered. The doll had to be here somewhere but the semi-conscious mutant couldn’t see it.
Finding cord gagging her Rogue could only watch the world from a thin sliver of light around her eyes where the doll had been sloppy in mummifying her. As her senses slowly came rushing back to her Rogue could feel a familiar sensation in her diaper. It felt grimy against her skin which meant that she had wet it whilst she slept. Her hearing was muffled but Rogue guessed that she was alone. Summon knew how to press an advantage and had been caught out before when she had brought Kitty and Rogue too close to her so she wasn’t likely to make the same mistake twice.
Sensing that Rogue was awake the cocoon lifted the mutant from her lying position. Spinning her so her face towards the floor the cocoon opened and Rogue slapped against the bed, bouncing onto the floor as she did so.
Rogue didn’t know what to do first. Her initial reaction was to turn round and attack the doll however she also wanted to rip the horrid diapers from her body. Turning to the doll she saw it hanging from the ceiling by the chord. Seeing that the beastly little toy wasn’t moving to attack her Rogue grabbed the sides of her plastic pants.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” The doll mocked. “Clearly you need them.”
“Screw that.” Rogue swore. Grabbing the buttons along the side of the plastic pants she began to unsnap the pants. As with Kitty the thin metal poles snaked between Rogue’s fingers and encircled the diapers trapping her in the plastic prison.
“You’ve really done it now.” The doll laughed. “You set off the tamper alarm. You can now look forward to spending the next 72 hours in those diapers. And if you don’t want to end up in Potty Training Lessons you have 10 minutes to convince anyone who is suspicious of your underwear that your not in diapers. Understand?”
Rogue simply glared at the doll as it disappeared.
Even as the acrid smoke was clearing Rogue was rummaging through her dresser. The doll had carefully slashed every pair of pants she owned. Whilst her skirts were unharmed Rogue mentally decided that once she caught up with Summon the mutant wouldn’t live long enough to regret that decision. Examining her skirts Rogue shook her head defeated. Whilst each one would cover her diapers and plastic pants they would do nothing for the plastic crinkling sound that followed her and if she was to wet or mess her diapers the skirt would allow the mess to sag meaning that would be entirely possible to allow the very bottom of her frills to appear from the bottom of the skirt.
Not that Rogue would be silly enough to pick a short skirt. Picking up a calf-length black velour skirt Rogue slipped into the warm skirt. It was dark enough that Rogue suspected that nobody would question her wearing it but still she felt self conscious wearing it. Fastening it around herself Rogue took a couple of experimental steps. The diapers she was wearing hadn’t been soaked, Rogue mentally shuddered at the thought that she knew this from feel alone, but they had been significantly wet. Whilst the wouldn’t smell, yet, they wouldn’t be comfortable in moving long distances.
Although if she had her way, she wouldn’t be moving very far at all.
Kitty stared at the pile of clothes on her bed. All of her pants had been slashed and most of the skirts and dresses that she had where above knee length. Absentmindedly Kitty rubbed the back of her diapers again. The crinkle sound was quite comforting at the moment. However Kitty knew that in three days time she would be thinking differently. And to be honest Kitty didn’t believe that she would be spending three days in these diapers because Summon would force her to reveal that she was in diapers to somebody.
Pulling on a knee length plaid skirt Kitty ran her hand along her rear again. She was going to kill Summon for this.
Rogue had tried lying in hundreds of different positions but no matter what the tight diapers still held some part of themselves against her body. Even when she tried lounging between two chairs she could still feel the grime against her body as her diapers had sagged towards the ground. Swearing softly to herself Rogue stood up and went to her door. There was one other person she knew who would be in this position so she would go and get help.
Gently closing her door behind her Rogue heard the sound of cloth being stretched too far. Turning to face her door Rogue so that the very bottom of her skirt had been caught in the door. Sighing that this wasn’t her day Rogue tried to open her door only to find it stuck.
Pushing the door again Rogue found the heavy oak door standing fast. Worse her more of her skirt appeared to have been taken in by the door as she had tried to open it. Grabbing her skirt Rogue tried to pull it out of the door. This however caused yet more of her skirt to be pulled into the door. Releasing her skirt quickly Rogue looked around for something to help her.
Surprisingly there was a pair of scissors sitting on the floor just in front of Rogue. The Gothic mutant knew this was a trick but as she had no other choice Rogue carefully eased herself forward along the carpet to try and reach the scissors.
Finding the just out of reach Rogue strained forward only to hear her skirt rip slightly. Ignoring it Rogue unfastened the clasp of her skirt, moved forward on her belly and grabbed the scissors. However as soon as her fingers grasped the scissors Rogue felt her skirt being pulled away from under her.
Seeing that she had no other opportunity Rogue quickly slid back into her skirt and re-fastened the clasp. The skirt didn’t stop reeling back towards the door and Rogue found herself being dragged along the floor back to the doorway. The speed at which she was being dragged caused Rogue to flip over so she was in a sitting position with her skirt disappearing into the door behind her.
Grabbing the material in one hand Rogue took the scissors and hacked herself free of the door. Standing Rogue stared at what she had done to her disguise. Whilst the skirt was still calf length at the front at her rear Rogue found that the skirt barely covered the sagging crotch of her diapers. Looking at the scissors and the door as if they had betrayed her Rogue so that she really had no other choice. Carefully lining up her skirt she shortened the front so that it was the same length as the back, so she wouldn’t draw too much attention to her rear. Stepping forward she went to find Kitty.
Robbie and Ray had briefed Beast as to what they had found. The fuzzy blue mutant had agreed that it was entirely probable that the Children of Humanity were indeed part of the blaze.
“However if they had been there when it had happened surely they would have used it to further their cause.” Beast had concluded.
“Unless they were doing something so bad that they couldn’t afford for this to be found.” Robbie interjected darkly.
“But then why let the police find all the clues. Surely they can’t believe that they won’t prosecute just because we’re mutants.” Berzerker questioned.
“It’s good to see your both trying to reason well. However we won’t be able to tell anything until we’ve analysed the samples we’ve collected. We might even have to do a further examination of the building.” Beast said.
“Back to some lab work.” Robbie sighed.
“Ooh I love homework.” Ray mocked rolling his eyes.
Lucas watched X23 getting changed. The girl slipped casually into a full black suit. Using her claws to slit through the black gloves she grabbed her neuralisers. “I don’t need you to distract him. I got in before and the Professor isn’t looking for me.” X23 sulked. She had bristled when Lucas had told her that he would be engaging his father in a battle of wills whilst she stole into the academy to neutralize the teaching staff at the XI.
“Never the less Maria. It will serve as a timely reminder that as a team we will accomplish so much.” Lucas smiled. “And Summon has provided you with something for the trip as well.” Lucas levitated the diapers and plastic pants to X23.
“Is this a joke?” X23 growled revealing her enlarged canines.
“Maria would I do that to you?” Lucas soothed. “Either Kitty or Rogue will require a change. I want you to offer them this instead of trying to catch you. So remember to let yourself be discovered.” Lucas stressed.
“What do I have to do with these?” X23 rolled her eyes. These diaper games didn’t interest her in the slightest.
Kitty sat on the couch. She kept slipping from one extreme emotion to the other. On the one hand she still had her diaper desires, as she had christened them, on the other she had the deep rooted embarrassment and shame that Summon was doing this to her. Shifting her weight Kitty’s diapers crinkled again. Whilst they were clean, which hers currently where Kitty could almost enjoy the diapers, if she could put the fact that she was locked in them out of her mind. However Kitty knew her body and she could feel her insides begin to tell her that one of her most basic of functions was about to happen. Her diapers where tight around her legs and waist but still mockingly loose in the seat Kitty wanted that to continue despite her body’s protest. Trying to focus on the TV Kitty tried to loose herself in the shows.
Hearing a shuffle and a crinkle behind her Kitty spun around.
“Rogue?” Kitty asked staring at the Gothic mutant. Kitty’s eyes were drawn to the short velour skirt that Rogue was wearing. “Are you alright?” Kitty asked not moving her eyes from Rogue’s midsection.
“No I’m not.” Rogue sulked. “You know our mutual friend? Her little toys have decided to make life difficult for me.”
“I think I know what you mean.” Kitty said placing her hands on her lap causing her diaper to crinkle. “But we shouldn’t say anything about it. I had a warning.”
“Me too.” Rogue agreed. She then moved from behind the couch to besides Kitty. Sitting very gingerly on the couch she grabbed a cushion and placed it on her lap.
Summon stared in the distance at the XI she couldn’t believe how well her plan was working. She felt a shudder as Lucas floated into the room beside her.
“So how are you going with your little games?” Lucas asked positively.
“Their getting there.” Summon smiled turning to face the older mutant. “And yours?”
“Once our rock covered friend wakes up I think we should have enough power to complete my plan.” Lucas smiled stroking his soul patch. “And then maybe you can finally set my brother free.” He added as a half hearted after thought.
“Of course.” Summon smiled sweetly. “I thought we already had enough power with just you?” She questioned.
“Did I say that?” Lucas smiled. “Well we do. But then don’t you have enough power to kill them outright anyway?” He countered.
“Well I do.” Summon began.
“But?” Lucas pressed.
“I’m a thought reader.” Summon offered as way of an explanation. “I can hear them through my mind. I can usually hear everybody. That’s why I’m always able to create things. I can hear thoughts. See visions. Relive memories. It means that I can create anything that either has been or has been dreamed.” Summon stressed. “But every time I’m cruel or do something horrible to a person I can hear their thoughts. Those stay with me. Whilst I get the normal satisfaction from making Rogue think that she wet herself or knowing that Kitty will be filling her diaper soon whenever I get pure hatred it makes me feel sick to my stomach. Even people I don’t know who I feel dying hurts so imagine how bad it feels if that plus the hatred from one of my enemies. I won’t do it. But there are worse things you can do than kill somebody.”
“Don’t I know it?” Lucas said reminding himself of the trapped middle brother David lost in his mind. “Well you’ve convinced me.” Lucas smiled. “Now let’s see if our stony faced brother is ready to talk.”
Robbie rubbed his eyes trying to focus he had been trying to analyze the residue he had found on the bricks for seven straight hours now. CSI this wasn’t. Basically he had been running the same battery of tests with the same negative results. Turning back to Ray Robbie sighed.
“I know this is our first mission but I thought we might have had a bit more action.”
“Easy once we get this sorted we’ll be able to go out and kick some pyrokinetic ass.” Ray reassured him.
The rocky mutant sat with his knees drawn up around his chest. At the first he didn’t react to Lucas and Summon. Well he might have but it was difficult to see any movement whatsoever in his immobile features. Unsurprisingly he hadn’t said anything in the hours he had been in the lighthouse. And despite Lucas and Summon’s best attempts neither of their mental powers h