This is a light-hearted story. (No body dies or anything.) The main
marvel character is Sabretooth. He has the humiliating task of
babysitting for one of Eric Lehnsherr's friends.
DISCLAIMER: MAGNETO, MYSTIQUE, TOAD, AND SABRETOOTH DO NOT BELONG TO
ME. THIS STORY IS FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY. I WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY MONEY
RATED: PG (LANGUAGE)
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"Frankly, my brutish friend, you're not my first choice for this
task; but Mystique's assignment is far too important to pull her away
and I need Toad to fly the helicopter tonight, so..." Eric sighed
deeply and hesitated a moment before he continued. "...I supose
you'll have to do."
The giant mutant felinoid, known as Sabretooth, stood apparently
unharmed by his superoir's insensitive remark. 'Well, my self-esteem
just hit a all time low.' he joked to himself. He brushed off the
remark without another thought. "So whatcha got fer me, boss? A grab-
n-nab or a slice-n-dice?" Lehnsherr, rolled his eyes at his
uncultured colleague's sheer lack for tact, and began to explain. "A
very close and trusted friend of mine has promised to help me on
this "mutation machine" I've been working on. In order to have it up
and running in time for the summit meeting, we must begin working on
it right away." Eric then huffed and waved his hand in
frustration. "So naturally there would be a problem." Sabretooth
tilted his head a bit, trying to understand why Eric was taking so
long to explain tonight assignment. "My friend has two children
and..." Eric paused and gave the gaint a very serious look. "... we
need you to watch them this evening."
Victor Creed's throat had mutated in such a way that it was painfull
for him to laugh, but when something was THIS funny, he couldn't help
himself. "HA-HA-HA!!" His laughter sounded like a tiger panting for
its breath. "I didn't even think ya knew what a joke was, Mags! HA-HA-
HA!" Tears were beginning to swell up in Victor's eyes, he was
laughing so hard. Maybe now he could relax a little around the 'man
of magnetism'. However, Eric, who was taken back by the sudden and
unexpected display of emotion, cocked his eyebrow in surprise. "This
is NO laughing matter!" His voice was more serious than a heart-
attack. "Their regular babysitter had an emergency and cancelled at
the last minute. Simon, my friend, has no other coarse of action but
to bring his children along." Then Lehnsherr, reminded his loyal
attack-dog of a very important rule within the brotherhood. "Haven't
we already discused that it is improper to call me *Mags*?"
Sabre's face slowly returned to its usual scowl, as he realized that
his superior was not kidding after all. "Yer right!" He spoke proudly
of himself. "This ain't no job fer the 'Tooth!" Sabretooth then began
to growl slow and angerily.
Normally, just one of his growls would send fear into the heart of
anyone. Anyone, that is except for Magneto, who responded to the
felinoid's noise with nothing more than a cold, stern parental glare.
The alpha-wolf would be getting his way.
Creed huffed and turned away to look out the window. "Really." Eric
tried to cheer up the dejected thug. "This shouldn't be that hard,
even for you. Just keep in mind these are my guests and all will run
smoothly." The pep talk wasn't helping. Sabretooth shot the old man a
dirty look. Lehnsherr went on. "The older child is a shy boy and the
baby should be asleep most of the time they are here." "Baby!?!"
Victor nearly chocked on the word. "Ah, now this is goin' too far!!
Can't you guys do this some other time?" "Out of the question!" Eric
stood his ground. "It's now or never." "But.." Victor
insisted. "You're not getting out of this, Sabretooth! This
discussion has ended." Creed bit his lower lip to keep from going
*psycho* on the only man he both respected and feared. He whispered
under his breath. "I hardly ever see ma own kids, what the hell am I
goin' do with somebody else's?" Victor's remark went
unreguarded. "You will come out to the landing platform as soon as
this evenings guests arrive, understood?" Sabretooth's growling this
time was every bit a plea for mercy as it was one last
Sabre gave up and deeply sighed. "Whatever ya say, MAGS!" With that,
Sabretooth stormed out of the room.