Disclaimer in part 1
< > indicates a telepathic message
// Indicates a mental conversation
Thanks to: Karen for the suggestions and spell chek. Logan's Marie
for the beta job. Where would I be without you girls?
Marie came to twenty minutes later to find herself strapped
down to a cold steel table with a pair of leg cuffs. Experimental
wiggling informed her that her arms and waist were confined in the
same restraints. Across the lab Marie saw the unconscious prisoner -
Carol Danvers. The side of her face was a mass of yellow and black
bruises. Marie figured it had been Creed that had taken her down, he
was the only one strong enough to incapacitate the nearly
invulnerable woman. Marie's nostrils flared and the faint trace of
chloroform assaulted her senses. The smell came off Carol and Marie
understood how they had captured the woman, now all she had to figure
out was what they wanted with her. Contrary to popular belief,
Eric's legion wasn't really into kidnapping or taking prisoners.
A low moan came from Carol, and Marie snapped her head back
to observe the woman. Her yellow hair was plastered with blood and
it clung to the side of her head. An IV with a clear solution
dripped into her left arm. Marie noticed the metal that bound Carol
was much thicker than the metal that held her hostage. She
recognized it as adamantium, which was supposed to be
Further down the room Marie saw her parents looking through a
medical supply cabinet. She tried to move and the scraping metal
drew Mystique's attention to where her daughter lay.
"Felling better darling?" Mystique asked in a saccharine
Something inside Marie snapped and her voice filled with rage
she bellowed "LET ME OUT OF HERE, YOU NASTY BITCH!"
Three quick steps brought Mystique across the room and she
delivered a hard slap across her child's face.
"Don't you EVER speak to me in that tone of voice again! And
stop acting like such a child Marie. Really, begging is so
juvenile." She stated before turning her attention from the girl,
and walking over to the incapacitated Avenger.
Marie watched as her father made his way over to her. Her
already alert nerves went in to overdrive when she saw what he had in
his hands. He held a syringe, and a pair of latex gloves covered his
hands. Her father hadn't worn gloves around her since she learned to
control her mutation. Before that her skin was lethal to everyone
"What's that?" she asked desperately trying to keep the
tremble out of her voice.
"It's Lydicane my dear." Eric said as he slid the needle into
About 15 seconds later her right shoulder was completely
numb. Worst of all, she had no control over her skin when she
couldn't feel it. Her shoulder had become a deadly weapon.
Mystique rolled Carol's gurney over next to Marie and picked up the
blonde woman's bare arm.
"I'm sorry Marie. But this is for the good of our race."
Eric said as he placed the limp arm of Carol on Marie's bared
The pull began and Marie screamed in pain as thoughts and
feelings that weren't her own invaded her mind. The last though she
absorbed from Carol was so powerful it rendered Marie
unconscious: "CHARLES, HELP ME!"
Meanwhile at the Blue tavern......
The Wolverine paced in agitation. He puffed heavily on a
cigar, as he debated with himself why the girl wasn't there.
// She's a fucking spy for Bucketboy.//'
// Something happened to her Logan, you dumbass.//
// She's a liar and you can't trust anyone.//
// That bastard Creed caught her.//
The last thought made his metal claws shoot out between his
nucleus. Intelligent reasoning be damned! The Wolverine chose to
follow his instincts and go after the brown-eyed girl. He jogged
back to where he'd stashed his bike off the road and climbed on. He
kicked it into gear and was pointing it in the direction that'd he's
seen the girl retreat when the voice of the Professor flooded his
< Logan, something has happened to Carol Danvers and it involves
Magneto. We need you at the mansion immediately. >
He was torn between helping find an old friend and searching
for a mysterious girl. He found it odd that he was so concerned
about someone whose name he didn't even know, but he pushed the
thought away and concentrated on getting back to the mansion as
quickly as possible. As he gunned the engine of the bike, Logan had
a sinking feeling that Magneto's latest stunt could be the reason the
girl hadn't shown up. Though he didn't know exactly what happened to
her, he intended to find out. Even if it ended up costing him his
life, he knew there was something about her that would make it worth