and part 2 - our heros knows....part 3 - what to do, who to choose
Jean!!! No!!!! Scott yelled and sat up in bed. Through their mental
link he had heard her plea to the Professor. He jumped out of bed, quickly
dressed and ran to the Professors office. His heart was pumping in fear
for Jean and his thoughts and feelings were in turmoil. Let her be ok.
Please let her be ok, he prayed as he ran through the corridors and into
I know, Scott. I have already checked on Magneto. Hes still in
prison so that means that Sabretooth and whoever he might have with him is
operating on their own. The older man looked sadly and concerned at Scott. And that is not a good thing. Eric
Magneto has a sense of control
and a sense of honour.. As always when the Professor talked about Magneto,
his former friend and now enemy, his voice and eyes softened.
Sabretooth has neither. He kills for the trill of it.
Have you been able to locate them? Scott asked concerned. He needed
to do something, anything to try and save her. He had to save her. He had
They are moving around right now so Cerebro cant pinpoint their
exact location When they stop I can find them.
Where is Marie??? Logan asked dangerously, his claws at the ready
as he burst into the office.
She was kidnapped, together with Jean Xavier said calmly, not the
least afraid of Logan´s eagerness to fight.
You sit around here and do nothing??? Your girlfriend is
gone as well. Logan yelled angrily at Scott.
I know that. Dont you think I know that? Scott yelled back,
anguish in his voice.
Stop this childish behaviour at once! It will not bring them back,
Xavier said sternly. Scott immediately backed down while Logan still stared
angrily at them. I cant locate them until they stand still. I´ll
The phone ran in that moment and Logan growled in frustration.
Professor Xavier speaking. Charles said as he answered it and following
his telepathic impulses, put it on speakers.
Hey, Prof. If you want your girls back I suggest you tell your X-men
to meet me at Claremont Bridge tonight at five. Oh, and tell Cyclops hes
not to worry about his little lady. I´ll take good care of her. Real
good. Ha ha ha Still laughing, Sabretooth hung up.
You basted. You just keep your filthy hands of her, you hear? Scott
yelled furiously and Logan had to hold him back if not he was to smash the
intercom and phone system in rage.
Cool down, Cyke. He cant hear you. Logan said and as Scott
regained control, released him. Logan looked at the clock. Six hours and
counting. It was going to be a Hell of a day and the night didnt promise any
better. He just prayed Marie was ok.
Stay together Cyclops said as he, Storm and Wolverine began to walk
down the bridge. Fortunately, or not, depending on ones point of view, the
bridge was closed for repair so everything seemed quit.
I dont like this Storm said concerned and covered her and her
team-mates in a cloud of fog as Cyclops had asked her to.
I can smell something Logan said and they all stopped.
What? Cyclops asked concerned.
Fear, the word had barely escaped Logan´s lips before a terrible
sight meet them; In one of the towers of the bridge, they saw Jean and
Rogue. They were hung up by the hands on either side of one of the posts, up in
top of one tower. Should they fall, theyll fall several m´s down and
get killed on impact as they touched the water. They both seemed unhurt but
they were gagged so couldnt tell if it was true.
What do you think, great leader? Not bad, is it? Sabretooth said
with a leer as he amerced from the shadows.
Sabretooth! Cut them down. Now! Cyclops demanded angrily, hiding
his fear for their safety in a more known emotion; hate. Storm and Wolverine
stood on either site of him, Logan with his clews at the ready and Storm
ready to summon any of the forces of nature on Cyclops` signal.
Cant do that. You see, the handcuffs
shall we say
special? First of all they cant be forcefully opened, they are made of the
same metal as Wolverines claws so even him cant cut through them.
He explained with a evil smile. He looked lustfully at Storm who backed a
step away from him. Not even Silver Top here can cut through them with
her lightning and neither can you, he nodded to Cyclops who had his right
hand at the controls of his visor.
What do you want? Cyclops asked coldly.
What do I want? Her He nodded to Storm.
Forget it, bub Logan said dangerously and moved to stand
protectively in front of the beautiful Goddess. Sabretooth laughed at his protective
but also possessive action.
You cant have her! Cyclops said determined.
Thats enough. This wasnt the plan. Mystique said as she came
forth from the shadows and looked with murder in her eyes at Logan.
Arent you dead? Logan said irritated. He hated having to do the
same job twice.
Well, I can fix that real quick Logan growled and jumped at her.
Logan, dont Cyclops said but too late. The two of them were
already locked in hand to hand combat.
Stop, or I`ll let one drop! Sabretooth threatened and held up a
hand held control panel. Logan drew away from Mystique who gave him a smile
for her victory.
Youre bluffing! Logan stated but drew back to stand besides
No, Im not. The handcuffs on the women can only be released by this
. He glanced with malice in his eyes at Cyclops. ..only
one of them can drop. When one fall the other will be locked in place and
cant fall. The one whos alive can be brought down by any of you as
the metal releases it hold on her.
What are you saying? Cyclops asked shocked, hoping to be wrong. Was
Its real simple. Who has always prevented Eric from succeeding? The
X-men. Who leads the X-men? Cyclops. Kill the leader and a new raises in
his place. Break the leader and you break the team. Mystique explained
simply. She saw the X-mens distress written in their faces. Oh, we
arent that cruel. Well even let you choose. So, whos it to be,
Cyclops? One dies and one lives. You decide.
God damn it! You cant do this Cyclops yelled frustrated. They
couldnt ask this of him. They just couldnt.
Of cause we can always let Sabretooth decide and then fight over the
life of the other one but shell be an afoul easy target up there and as
you can see
Mystique nodded behind her as man came flying and landed
we have a ally who can do the job very fast. Want to see
wholl get to her first? Storm or Michael here. She nodded to the young
mutant who had just landed.
Dont do this. Cyclops said pained and Storm heard something in
his voice she had never heard before; pleading.
Better think fast, hero. Sabretooth isnt the most
patient of men. Mystique taunted.
Logan began furiously and advanced at her.
Ah ha, I wouldnt do that if I was you. No matter how fast you are
I can still push the button and one will fall. Sabretooth warned and
Logan backed down. He looked at Cyclops for ideas for he had none and saw the
other mans distress written in his position and tightening of his jaw.
Jean or Marie. He was glad he wasnt forced to choose. But if he where he
knew what he would choose. Marie. She was like the daughter he had never
had and he would die, kill or let anyone be killed for her. Even Dr. Jean
Grey who he was fond of. In time his desire for her could even have turned