DISCLAIMERS REPOSTED IN PART 0
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Forget light gossip has the fastest speed of travel in the known
universe. Marie could therefore have been expected to rapidly hear of the
mysteriously sideburned assailant who had wiped the floor with five of
the "best-trained" students.
In this instance, gossip was slightly delayed by the recovery time
required for the witnesses. Not by much, though, because Marc had taken
so little damage and Angelica was out of the infirmary right behind him.
By the time Logan stalked out of Frosts office, the pair had tracked
down a couple of mutant classmates studying in the library and hauled
them out to a more conversation-friendly locale. Sharon and Haroun found
them all clustered in a rec room and were able to add some intriguing
additional information. Sharon, aka Catseye, had the enhanced senses that
seemed to come with so many animalistic mutations, and she had overheard
Ms. Frosts administrative assistant, Camilla, complaining about the
"brute who thought he could bluff his way past me by claiming to be from
Xaviers School for the Gifted!"
This raised more questions, such as: Was he really from Xaviers? And if
not, how had he known the name of the Massachusetts Academys competitor?
And whether he was from Xaviers or not, why had he come *here*?
The idea immediately presented itself, to seek out the recent Xavier
student and see how many of their questions she might be able to at least
shed light on, if not answer completely.
As it happened, they werent the only ones looking for Marie. Catseyes
nose was as sensitive as her ears but Logans was more so, and not only
did he have more years experience at tracking prey, but he left the
administrative building and started looking for Marie first.
So when the mixed group of mutants headed for the cafeteria to catch
Rogue at dinner, they arrived in the quad just in time to see...
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She Whose Quotations Are Both Exotic and Appropriate
Keeper of his Deadly Startle Reflexes, Guardian and Examiner of the
Adamantium-Revealing X-Rays, and Official Listener for the Occasional
"Okay, this is going to hurt quite a bit, but, I suppose, that's the
entire POINT. I'm aiming for obscene agony, so if it's just merely
unbearable, DO say something."
-- Johnny C, JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #6, by Jhonen Vasquez
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