Title: Cat's Cradle
Author: Elizabeth Vines
Disclaimer: Sahra and her Clan own me. The X-Men belong to Marvel and Stan
Lee. Everyone else belongs to someone else other than me.
Series: Summer Solstice. This story follows after Curiosity.
Rating: PG-13 for a little swearing, other than that, this is a short piece
of the puzzle.
Thanks Go Out To: Majestrix, for her BETA-reading, and to all those who have
Things were beginning to get interesting. The feline fools had contacted
the mutants just like She had hoped. There were a few things that She
hadn�t counted on, like the fact that mages were nonexistent in this day and
age. She hadn�t thought that their numbers would decline to the point where
there was no one to train the new ones. She had found a potential mage
among the thieves and business people at Her command, but that plan had
backfired when he had gotten greedy and burned himself out, trying to
control more power than he could handle. There wasn�t much left to work
with after the fire had died out. He had burned his physical body up as the
power had leeched his mind from him.
That was most unfortunate as there weren�t any others readily available for
Her to choose from. Add to the fact that the Others weren�t backing her up
and that They had sent Bast to aid the mortals. Without the aid of Their
power, She could only harvest Her own, slowly and painfully. That galled
Her. The bastards weren�t going to allow Her the revenge She desperately
If only. . . .
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