FF: Cat's Cradle: Part Four [Logan, Seth] [PG-13]
- Title: Cat's Cradle
Author: Elizabeth (Shadows)
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Rating: PG-13 for hinting at violence.
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Logan ducked out of the stables, then sighed. Wherever they had gone,
Sahra and Ororo hadn�t returned. He was just about to go after them when he
felt a hand dropped onto his shoulder. He knew who it was before turning
around, though how Seth had sneaked up on him without him knowing was scary.
Up until that point, only Sahra had done that and he had gotten used to
it, but with five more around, he was as jumpy as a cat in a dog run. He
grinned ruefully at the thought. Well, when there�s a bunch of cats around.
. . .
�They�ll be back soon. It�s just a matter of bonding now,� Seth said,
looking off to the West. Then he blinked and focused on Logan. �I�ve been
told that we�re much alike, you and I.�
�Oh really,� Logan grumbled. He wasn�t flattered by the comparison. �How
Seth grinned. �We both have tempers and get defensive when we�re
insulted.� Logan couldn�t argue with that. He grinned. Then he shivered.
It felt as if clouds had covered the sky and dropped the temperature to just
above bitterly cold. �Shit,� Seth muttered.
�What now?� Logan asked.
Seth looked at him with eyes that suddenly seemed remote and just as cold
as the air. �They�re back,� he said. �And they�re pissed.�
Logan remembered the constructs and grinned. �Well so am I.� He extended
his claws. Something brushed against his leg. He looked down to find a
huge white tiger with steel-gray markings. Gold eyes peered up at him.
�Ready?� Logan asked the huge cat. Damn, the beast was big, he thought
inanely. It must stand at least three feet at the shoulder. It grinned.
As the pair exited the stables, Logan sensed that somehow the big cat was
talking to the others inside the building, for two reasons. One, no one
followed them and two, he caught the edges of the conversation. Energy
snickered across his skin. He looked out over the meadow in front of the
stables. Something was coming toward them and fast. Dark and oddly shaped,
Logan thought they were just shadows from clouds dashing across the sun. He
was wrong. Seth bellowed so loudly, the sound shook Logan free from his
Across the packed snowfield raced five black shadows. They looked like
huge misshapen beasts, no one single recognizable animal, just a
conglomeration of many.
*Now this is what I call fun,* Seth grinned. Logan could only agree. Then
things got interesting.
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