One Night (crossover)
- One Night
Author: Michael Sullivan
rating R (language,violence)
It was a cold harsh night in the Alley. The homeless who called it "home"
were huddled by small fires and most were wearing all the clothes they had in
Small talk was coming in groups about the new guest in the Alley. Seems like
this stranger had stumbled in bleeding from a dozen wounds,looking for a
place to hide.
Old Doc Barnes had fixed what he could and the guy had fallen asleep.
Word was he was muttering about being hunted but he was so out of it,no one
could make heads or tails what he meant. Hell,lots of the Alley group were
wanted or hunted by something all the time. But he was safe here.....in fact
he was sleeping in the church and the residents knew there was no safer place
on Earth then that old burned out church. Everyone knew who lived there and
breathed a little safer in the comfort of that.
Upstate New York in a huge manison,a big man was pacing the floor,cigar
blazing as he walked the length of the room and back.
He was dressed in a rich black bathrobe and his eyes were black as coal. He
whirled around,his 6'4 frame was powerfully built,he was a businessman but he
believed in keeping in shape. He stared at his messenger and barely keeping
his voice level,he asked" What do you mean you lost him?? I sent 10 of the
best men the Hellfire Club has to find one mere man and you LOST him???"
The man,Raynor,swallowed hard. "We found him in Brooklyn but he fought
past us and slipped in the sewers. We followed,but lost him in Queens. He
couldn't have gone far,we wounded him,I am sure of that!"
Henry Cook nodded......."You had better hope so,cause its your ass if you
don't. Now get back out there and FIND him!" Raynor nodded and left.
Cook sighed and picked up the phone......."Get me Shaw". He put down the
phone and looking at the snow falling,wondered what went wrong.........
Storm walked quietly into the X-Men's meeting/operations room and headed
towards the kitchen area. She started to make herself a cup of tea using her
mutant energy to heat the cup. Hearing the door open,she turned to see
Cyclops and Jean Grey walk in.
"Coffee,anyone?" Scott shook his head no while Jean nodded yes. "Anyone
know what this is about?",Scott asked Storm.
"Something about a Shield agent gone missing. A agent with the Legacy virus
"Then that is one poor bastard,ain't he?" boomed a new voice. Wolverine
strolled thur the doors,stogie clenched in his teeth."But how did he get the
disease if he ain't a mutie like us?"
"Who said he wasn't,Logan?" Prof X said as he rolled thru his private
entry. Fact is,his powers are just developing and his potential is off the
scale. He needs to be found and treated as best as we can here. The new
Morlock serum is most promising to at least control it until a cure is made.
But the Hellfire Club is also looking for him and Shaw won't rest until he
finds him. My X-Men,we have to find him first!"
" Where do we start to look?" Storm asked. "New York is huge city with a
million places to hide. And even Cerebro can't spot every place if he decides
to go underground."
to be cont.
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