*** Disclaimer in Part One***
Previous parts can be found at: www.autumnpenguins.com
A/N: Sorry for the delay in this piece. RL got annoyingly in the way or
more important things.
I now have an update list for my multi-fandom fanfic:
And I feel like I'm being eaten
By a thousand million shivering furry holes
And I know that in the morning I will wake up
In the shivering cold
And the spiderman is always hungry...
Raymond? Marie repeated disbelievingly.
Clever girl. the creature hissed.
What the hell happened to you, ya werent that ugly when I saw you last.
Logan stated coolly.
He was rewarded with a dose of venom that shot forth from the Spider mans
large fangs. A sizzling noise brought Maries head around and she watched
in horror as a patch of Logans cheek began to burn away as if it had been
touched with acid.
Logan groaned in pain as his flesh disappeared. Finally the stinging
subsided and the familiar feel of his mutation at work took its place. His
grimace of pain was replaced by a shit-eating grin as he watched the look of
delight drop from Raymonds face as he witnessed Logans once again flawless
If I cant cause you damage, at least I can cause pain the angry partial
arachnid hissed. With a demonic glint in his eyes he leaned forward and
unleashed a larger dose of venom that splashed across Logans entire face.
The scream ripped from Logans throat was loud enough to be heard by the
threesome at the head on the cave.
Looks like we found the right place. Scott said quietly, concern etched on
The three team members quickly secured a rope at the mouth of the cave. If
something happened to any of them at least they would have a way out. Jean
descended first closely followed by Jean and Storm. The scream theyd
hurried had all of them worried. Logan wasnt one to express that he was in
pain unless it was pretty acute.
The silence that followed had the trio even more worried. Wasnt it better
to be screaming than silent after all? Then again, it was Logan. He couldn
t be killed easily under ordinary circumstances. They hadnt seen or heard
a trace from Rogue though either, and she herself was a tough opponent. Her
physical strength alone generally ensured her protection. Determined to
reach them, the pace quickened. When they came to a fork in the tunnel
Ororo paused thoughtfully. It appears that a rather heavy object was
dragged from here. She said pointing to imprinted lines on the cavern
Jean and Scott followed the weather witch and soon found themselves in a
long winding tunnel. Scott realized with concern that a quick escape would
be relatively impossible should they need an immediate out. He kept his
thoughts to himself when a maniacal laugh cut through the air.
At least we know were getting close. Jean said bemusedly.
Raymond stop it already! She shouted.
She watched in disgust as her ex continued to douse Logan with
venom, wait for him to heal and start the process all over. A sickening
sensation was in the pit of her stomach from Logans suffering and her blood
was boiling at Raymonds perverse behavior.
What exactly is the point of that? You know Logan can heal.
Yes, but that doesnt mean he doesnt feel pain Raymond
Marie struggled to free herself again, but there was virtually
no difference. The bonds held her tight. She thought desperately of
another way to get them out of here. Her eyes scanned the room, looking for
anything that might aid in her cause. There was a pile of what appeared to
be a torn up mattress in the farthest corner of the cave. Candles were
strewn about all over the place as well as pieces of paper. Glass beakers
littered the floor, some with a little liquid inside them but most were
empty. She wondered how long hed lived down here before refocusing her
mind on the task.
The wall she and Logan were pinned too was smooth and cold.
After careful exploration she was disappointed to find that there werent
any jagged edges to attempt to break the bonds on. Rogue realized that the
screaming had finally stopped and snapped her read around to look at Logan
to see if he was all right. The ugly mug of Raymond met her instead. He
stood less than a foot away, his eyes devouring her.
Ive missed you. He said softly.
Logan growled. Once youre gone, shell be with me again.
Your body cant hold out against my venom forever. The Spiderman rasped not
taking his eyes off of Rogue.
Well be happy down here. Ill make you like me, and youll
never want to leave me again Rogue.
Its over Raymond, it has been for a long time. Let it go.
Marie said carefully.
It is for him. Raymond grinned maliciously with his contorted
He scuttled off towards in the direction of the
darkest corner of the cave and appeared to be searching for something.
Marie turned towards Logan, panic in her voice. Logan, can you
He did indeed appear to be dead. Ugly red welts had swollen
nearly all of his face, and blood trickled slowly to the ground from some
unseen wound. She could see he was breathing, but it was shallow judging by
the rapid rise and fall of his chest. Clicking noises drew her attention
from Logan and she saw the Spiderman advancing once again from the darkness,
a flask gripped in his hands. He stopped again in front of Marie.
Well be together again. You and me, and this cave. Nobody
will interfere again, with this he shot an ugly look at Logans prone form.
Itll be like old times. When youre like me, you wont want to leave.
His eyes glowed with excitement.
He studied her carefully. I think he should watch this. Its
his fault you know, if it werent for him I wouldnt be like this. So he
can watch your transformation.
He advanced on her with the flask. Marie abandoned all logical
sense and fought again at bonds she knew she couldnt escape. From the
corner of her eye she could see Logan regain a sense of what was happening
and he too feebly tried to escape the white strands. It was good for
nothing. She was trapped, she was going to become disfigured and Raymond
was right. When she looked like that, she would never again want to see the
light of day.
Grinning widely Raymond was at her side. He raised the flask
and was about to unscrew the cap when it suddenly flew out of his hands and
smashed harmlessly against the opposite wall.
NO! He screeched.
Turning towards the source of this interruption, the Spiderman
charged at the red haired woman. She easily stopped froze him in midair.
Scott stepped from behind her. Close your eyes Rogue. He said before
focusing his visor.
A flash of red later and she was free. Marie jumped from the
wall and moved towards Logan. His wounds had finally healed, but the welts
were still there. Scott quickly freed Logan too, as Raymond cursed, spit
and screamed at them all.
Careful Jean, hes poisonous. Logan warned.
Logan unsheathed his claws and walked determinedly toward his
target. You loose. He grinned at the Spiderman before plunging both sets
of claws into the torso. When Storm saw the condition of Logan she threw in
a few complimentary lightning bolts to finish off the job.
Jean released her hold and the ugly creature fell to the floor
writhing in pain. The five X-Men turned towards the cave, relieved to be
Thats the real deal. Not that candyass in red and blue tights. Logan
finished to his rapt audience.
Alright, well now that Logans had his fun. Its time to hop into bed.
Marie said, stroking Logans arm lovingly.
None of the kids moved. Oh, and I forgot to mention that he also comes
after kids who dont listen. Logan said casually.
The words had barely left his mouth when there was a scramble towards the
little cluster of tents.
Logan, that was mean! Marie admonished, laughing in spite of herself.
I know. But we had to get them to bed, before we could get to bed. He
said, saying the last part suggestively.
A laughing, Marie pulled Logan off in the direction of their tent. It was
set a little ways away from the kids tents, and with good reason. Settled
comfortably in their two person sleeping bag, Logan pulled a small scrap of
fabric from where hed concealed it in the tent pocket earlier and began
placing soft kisses on the back of Maries neck. He crept around to the
front, and was rewarded when she turned around and arranged the fabric to
fit between their lips.
A few long kisses later, the pair found themselves settling in for a night
of intimacy when a small scratching sound at the door interrupted them.
Miss Marie, the scared voice of Jeff came through the tent slightly
muffled can I come in there?
Marie shot an exasperated look at Logan. I knew that would happen, she
To her chagrin behind Jeff was a line of all of the rest of the kids. All
looking equally scared that the Spiderman would pop out of the nearby
thicket of trees at any moment. Logan and Marie got out of the tent while
all of the kids piled into their own. They hauled three of the pup tents
over near their own and divided the kids up into new sleeping arrangements.
Five kids piled into the adult tent with Marie while the other five piled
pack into the pup tents with their heads facing the openings so they could
clearly see Logan who had arranged the other two tents to face his. He
grumbled about having to sleep in a Little Mermaid sleeping bag, but there
were no others available. Genevieve had jumped at the chance to donate her
sleeping bag and hopped into the adult bag with Marie.
Eventually everyone calmed down enough to go to sleep and though there were
many nightmares, no evil forces disturbed the little camp. Unbeknownst to
them however were four glittering eyes focused on the camp 200 yards away.
The figure rubbed two sets of scars protectively before hissing in the
direction of the tents. He gave a final malevolent look before creeping off
into the forest.
Annette: We need to talk about Michael
Jackie: Fine. I'll use really small words so you'll be sure to understand
Annette: That won't be good enough!
-'That 70's Show'
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