Fic: chapter 9 Regressions (Wolverine/Panther)
Rating: The entire story gets an R rating (so be warned)
Setting: two years after the end of X2.
Summary: Logan's love is stolen away and what he finds surprises
him, in more ways than one.
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership of any of the Marvel characters,
however the creation of Danielle aka Panther is mine. This is the
first in a series of chapters to follow.
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wish to archive this story please email me first. Trust me, I am
sure I will be thrilled, but want to know where it is.
Several days have passed since their return, and Danielle was feeling
odd. Every day, she felt she was being watched and scrutinized.
But, it wasn't the usual feeling she had whenever Logan was peering
at her from the distance. This feeling was different and it sent a
wave of fear through her entire body every time she sensed it. She
said nothing about it figuring she was overreacting to some new scent
she caught in the air.
One afternoon, she was walking alone in the courtyard. She caught
the scent of danger.
"I'm watching you," a male voice said softly.
Danielle began to shudder with fear and ran off as quick as she
could. She entered the professor's office and asked to leave to
have some time away from the school by herself. Feeling her
thoughts, he pleaded with her to stay.
"I can't jeopardize the children. I have to do this so please
understand," she said.
"What about Logan? Will you tell him you are leaving?" the professor
"No. And please don't say a word till I'm gone. He will only try to
stop me," she pleaded.
Hurrying off to her room, she threw together a backpack of travel
items and a change of clothes and was just about to scurry out the
door when Logan walked in. He had heard all the frantic rustling
around and entered without asking.
"What the hell are ya doing?" he said grabbing her arm roughly.
"Logan, let me go," she said with anger.
"Yer runnin'. Why are ya runnin'?" he asked.
"I have to and please, don't try to stop me," she said pulling away
"I won't let ya go. I can protect ya," he said.
"No, ya can't. Logan, I love ya. But, I will just die if somethin'
happens to any of these kids, or you, because of me. Please, Logan,
I'm beggin' ya to let me leave," she said.
"Hell, no. Yer stayin' here where I can watch ya and take care of
ya," he said sternly while grabbing her pack and tossing it aside.
Tears began welling up in her eyes and he pulled her close to console
her. She slowly accepted his protective embrace, sobbing softly into
his chest. His fingers raised her chin and he gently kissed her. He
held her tight telling her everything would be alright. It didn't
take much for Logan to convince her to stay.
Danielle was out riding with Kitty and a few of the other kids.
Logan was in front of the mansion making a few repairs to the stone
walkway. Kitty watched Danielle as she pulled up her horse she was
sniffing the air and her eyes had widened with panic.
"Danielle, is something wrong?" Kitty asked.
"Go back to the house. Take the other children with you," Danielle
But, before they could part ways, several soldiers, led by John,
jumped out from the woods. Danielle's horse reared and cried with
fright as the soldiers surrounded her and one of the other children.
She and the young girl were pulled down, but she quickly began to
fight. Kitty kicked her horse and galloped full speed back to the
mansion. She rounded the building to the front side.
"Logan! Logan!" she cried out. He rose to attention as Kitty pulled
up in front of him.
"They're in trouble, Logan. Several men," Kitty stammered out she
was frightened and out of breath.
Logan took Kitty's horse and galloped off to help Danielle. Kitty
went inside to make the rest of the team aware of the happenings.
Logan raced around back roaring with a rage unlike any rage he ever
set free. He flew from the horse, claws extended, and battled with
the soldiers. It seemed like an entire squadron of soldiers were
attacking. Danielle tried to fight, but they held the child hostage
and she feared for the child's safety. Logan dropped back standing
behind Danielle. Scott and Storm ran out to join the others.
"Soldier, status report," John ordered.
"The young prisoner is secured, sir," his lieutenant replied.
"I told ya I would come for ya. Now, we can make an easy exchange
right here and now. You come with me, Danielle, and we will free the
kid," John said.
Logan's lowered eyes and extended claws did not even make John flinch.
"No deal" Logan replied wanting to lunge at John and save the young
girl. Danielle held Logan back.
"No. I will go with you without a fight if you let her go," Danielle
"She will be freed as soon as I take custody of you," John said.
"Danielle, please," Logan said.
"Logan, I know you will find me," she said placing her hand on the
side of his face.
Danielle turned to John and began walking towards him as the child
Scott could feel Logan itching to lunge but strongly held him.
"It doesn't matter, Logan. We'll find her," Scott said.
"I always win, mutant," John replied backing off with Danielle.
Just then, a helicopter dropped down in the courtyard and all the
soldiers climbed aboard with their prisoner.
"I'm coming for ya. I'll find you and take her back. And when I
find ya, you better be ready for a real war, bub," Logan threatened.
The soldiers disappeared as quickly as they arrived. But they had
their prize and Logan feared for her life.
"She knew this was coming. I was so stupid and stubborn not to
listen to her. I should never have left her out of my sights," Logan
Just then, Scott's emergency transponder started going off.
"She's signaling on her transponder. Good girl. She remembered that
tiny transponder on her ring. Come on, let's go inside. We can
probably track where they're heading," Scott said.
The signal was strong for quite a while and then it faded out. Jean
was on line to General Miller asking for any help in where the new
military base and experimentation station might be located. He was
aware of a renegade force and had a man on the inside infiltrating.
"I need to get in touch with my contact and see if he can send any
information. I will call as soon as I hear from him," the general
The helicopter arrived to the new experimental station. Danielle was
roughly taken inside. She tried to fight for her freedom, but there
were too many soldiers guarding her.
They pulled her inside to a spacious lab. There, she was greeted by
two scientists in white coats.
"What do you want with me?" Danielle asked.
"Panther, my darling. You know you belong here. Let me finish what
I started with you," the voice in the darkness said.
She was fastened to a table her wrists and feet secured in place
with metal bindings. A stranger's face leaned into her looking her
over. He wrapped his fingers around the metal dog tag.
"Wolverine. If you wear his tag, then I can guess he will be along
shortly," the stranger said and then laughed.
"He will come and get me," she said.
"Wolverine to come rescue his mate. I certainly hope he does," the
And then everything went black for Danielle as she was injected with
Danielle awoke in a cold room with stone walls. Her body ached
intensely. Something was different and very wrong. She was then
subjected to tortures beyond anything she could endure. Shocks from
metal poles wielded by the scientists burned her flesh and sent
incredible pain through her body. Danielle would wail in agony only
to be laughed at or taunted to fight. They were torturing her
trying to make her mean and to drive forth the animal inside her.
The animal wanted to survive or die trying and memories of the woman
she was began fading. She tried to hold on, as she possessed Logan's
dog tag. She felt as long had it and every time she looked at it,
she would remember who she was. But, as time wore on and her body
could no longer stand the pain and the drugs she was injected with,
she felt her memories leaving her. She fought hard many times
gripping the metal tag in her hand until it left an imprint on her
palm. Yet, it wasn't enough.
The scientist took the dog tag from her and Danielle tried to attack
him. But, he and his assistant kept her at bay with the shock
stick. They were unmercifully beating her into submission and using
drugs to incite incredible fits of rage. She was starved and left
alone in cold dark rooms with only the sounds of her belly begging
for food to be heard. She cried out with wailing howls of terror and
pain; her body beaten and abused; her mind tormented and taunted into
extreme aggression, and the woman she was faded away. Her painful
cries became loud roars of anger and the woman who was brought in,
Logan's soul mate and lover, was stripped away and in her place stood
Unfortunately, it was several weeks before any solid information came
through. The X Team put together all the facts all the
information and began to draw up a plan of attack. The location
had finally been disclosed, as well as detailed descriptions and
floor plans to the new installation. Logan also learned that William
Stryker was still alive and leading this new team. The new
installation was heavily guarded and the Team opted to take extreme
care in breaking in. It was another month before they felt it time
and they called upon every available team member capable of making
the raid and reclaiming their captured friend.
"Sir, we have trespassers in the left quadrant," a soldier monitoring
the defensive grid called out.
"Let them come in. I don't want any harm coming to them, especially
Wolverine," Stryker ordered.
It almost seemed too easy. Logan sensed it just too easy. It was
almost as if they were being allowed in and carefully herded. Down
one of the corridors, Logan spotted something shimmering in the
distance. Upon careful approach, he realized what it was his dog
tag. He knew immediately there was danger and that this was the
place Danielle was being held prisoner. Taking the tag down, he put
it around his neck and stuffed the tag inside his leather suit.
Inside the building, the team remained close and within sight of each
other. Logan noticed one thing - not a soldier was seen.
Logan sniffed the air he sensed danger and he was right. Several
guards surrounded the Team and an incredible fight ensued. Scott
tried to blast as many of them as he could with his eyes. Storm used
her powers to keep them at bay. Logan freed the Wolverine and killed
several soldiers with his deadly claws. But, even with their great
mutant powers, they were overtaken and escorted to a large room full
of all kinds of military equipment and monitors.
"I would never have thought I would see you again, Wolverine," a
"Stryker. STRYKER!!!!" Logan roared.
There was a hearty laugh heard as the man who haunted the dreams of
Wolverine again appeared before him.
"You should have killed me when you had the chance, Wolverine. The
rest of my soldiers, the ones you didn't kill, rescued me," Stryker
Logan was completely enraged.
"Weapon X would have been a great success if you didn't escape,
Wolverine. But, you did. Then, my buddy John here introduced me to
another animal with just as much fury and potential," Stryker began.
Wolverine attempted to get closer the rage in his eyes left Stryker
seeing something very familiar.
"Wolverine, the war isn't over," Stryker said.
"Why can't you just let us alone? We don't do anything wrong we
just want to live," Logan said.
"Wolverine, my dear Wolverine. You just don't understand the threat
you mutants pose," Stryker said approaching his creation his
Logan wasn't messing around this time and quickly grasped Stryker
laying a set of claws against his throat.
"You keep implying you know who I really am. Then, tell me before I
gut you this time," Wolverine demanded while pressing his claws
harder against Stryker's neck.
"You escaped and slaughtered nearly every soldier I had under my
command, and you were on the run ever since, until Xavier took you
in. Death follows you everywhere you go, Wolverine," Stryker said.
"You tortured me! You made me into a monster! I ought to cut your
heart out and eat it for dinner," Wolverine shouted.
"I want you to meet someone, Wolverine," Stryker ordered.
Just then, a sliding door opened and from behind it stood Panther.
She was dressed in skintight black leather from head to toe, wore a
silver spike collar and studded wristbands, and her eyes shined of
the palest gold.
"You know her but she don't know you," Stryker laughed.
"Danielle?" Logan asked with pain in his voice.
Panther snarled and backed off.
"She is so full of fire, strength, and independence just the way
you like them, hey, Wolvie. We freed the animal she held inside a
real killer, quite like you," Stryker sarcastically said.
Wolverine looked her over and released Stryker.
"Danielle, please," Wolverine said of the woman before him.
"She doesn't remember you, Logan. She's regressed to a completely
wild state," Jean said. "I don't feel anything of the Danielle we
"What did you do to her?" Logan asked his voice strained with rage.
"What we started to do with her, and with you, before either of you
escaped. This time, we finished the job on her. I'm just happy she
caved in so quickly," Stryker said.
As Logan lunged at him, Danielle attacked on Stryker's orders. She
grasped Wolverine's arm and pushed him off. He stood astonished with
her increased strength and rage.
"Danielle, please. It's me," Logan pleaded with Danielle.
She held back. He tried to approach her slowly extending his
gloved hand to her. She sniffed the air and growled loudly.
"Logan, the leather glove she can't smell you through the leather,"
Jean called out.
He began to slowly remove the glove.
"You think you are gonna get her to change back with just a sniff?"
Logan was determined to try. Panther growled angrily and attacked
Logan knocking him down to the ground and surprising him. He held
his anger knowing she wasn't herself, and Panther attacked him
again. Wolverine had no choice but to defend himself. He blocked
her strikes and kicks. She roared with anger and lunged for him
again and again. Wolverine growled and attacked hoping he could
subdue her without hurting her. She knocked him off his feet and
quickly pounced on his chest holding him down. Stryker laughed as
his latest creation bested the Wolverine. Wolverine watched with
incredible fear and surprise as her hands lay on his chest and
unleashed three metal claws from between the knuckles in the same
fashion as his own. Hers were curved and shorter reminiscent of a
"Do you approve, Wolverine? She's now your perfect match complete
with adamantium skeleton and razor sharp claws. I wouldn't provoke
Panther she has quite a lot of strength when enraged. Does this
all sound familiar, Wolverine? But, with careful training and a
little therapy, we have made quite a lethal beauty," Stryker said.
Wolverine could hear the low rumbling of her angry growl her
golden eyes shining bright amid her dark hair and make up.
"Danielle, yer hurtin' me," Logan said softly hoping to spark the
compassion Danielle was known for.
She dug her claws in deeper. She was making tears in the leather
suit he wore her claws tearing his skin until his blood seeped from
the wounds. Logan pushed her off. Panther rose to her feet and
attacked again knocking him onto his back. She leaped at him and
instinctively his claws extended and pierced her sides. She fell
back bloodied and angry. Logan hated himself for hurting her as it
only incited her fury that much more.
She again lunged knocking him into the wall. Logan sinks to the
ground and lies nearly unconscious from her assault. Panther slowly
approaches him using her foot to test if he was awake or not. She
knelt down near him as two fangs extended from her upper jaw. She
was going in for the kill the typical large cat way to kill prey by
strangulation. Scott prepared to shoot her with his ray when Jean
held him off for a moment.
Panther leaned down close to Wolverine's neck her jaws grasping his
throat and her fangs ready to puncture his windpipe. She all of a
sudden stopped. Panther cocked her head and leaned into him again
seeing the shining metal dog tag chained around his neck. She also
began sniffing his neck and where she had torn the leather away. She
continued growling but a tear fell from her eye.
"Something's wrong. I think she's got his scent and recognizes it,"
Jean said picking up confused thoughts from Panther.
"Panther, kill I told you he was the enemy and wanted to hurt you!"
She tore at Wolverine's leather suit drawing blood again with the
wounds she inflicted. As he moaned in pain, she raised her claw-
ladden left hand ready to strike at Wolverine but hesitated. Instead,
she leaned into him to sniff again.
"She's confused she's so confused," Jean said.
"I thought you had her under control?" a voice from behind Stryker
called out. "You said she wouldn't remember and do as you say."
"You can't control love and that's what she' drawing on now her
mind is healing itself with the memories," Jean said strongly.
Logan slowly opened his eyes seeing her over him and feeling her
breath on his neck as she sniffed him further. He raised his hands
to her face gently caressing her. She pushed her claws into his
chest remembering the orders to kill. Logan endured the pain and
watched as she closed her eyes trying to fight the orders swimming in
Then, the shock stick hit her and she flew into a terrifying rage.
Her metal skeleton was a perfect conductor of electricity and she
cried out in agony. She clawed Logan across his chest drawing blood
again and she whirled around to attack the scientist with incredible
Logan leaped to his feet and the rest of the team began to fight the
soldiers. It turned into a war the X Men against the renegade
soldiers. As the Team fought against the soldiers, the scientist
continued to shock Panther sending incredible amounts of electricity
through her new metal frame. She flew into a frightened rage,
turning around with unforeseen strength and fury and she fought the
electrical shock as she tried to pull the shock stick from the
Her attention turned to her friends the mutants she could just
barely remember. Back to back, Wolverine and Panther fought the
soldiers together. Logan smiled happy that she somewhat remembered
him and that she was fighting at his side.
John was targeting Wolverine with a special rifle. As shots from the
rifle echoed through the room, several rounds entered Panther's body
as she shielded Wolverine. Wolverine didn't panic she had the same
healing abilities as himself. Bloodied and severely wounded, she
dropped to her knees. Wolverine was pulled away from her as Stryker
took his attention, and Stryker yelled for John to cease fire.
Wolverine released Stryker. Intense anguish filled her eyes and she
whined like the injured animal she had become. Something was very
wrong. Stryker knelt down before Panther.
"I am sorry, my dear Panther. Those bullets are tipped with a new
drug to prevent healing. A little something we drummed up here while
we had you and could study you. I wish they didn't have to be used
on you you are such a fine example of yer kind and I hate to see
you die after all we did," Stryker said as he brushed the back of his
hand across her cheek.
Wolverine roared with intense anger and raised his claws to attack
again. John aimed his gun at Wolverine, who halted. Cyclops and
Storm waited for the right moment.
"You have gone soft, Wolverine. You would never have reacted this
way especially for a woman," Stryker laughed.
With one final burst of strength, Panther rose to her feet pushing
Stryker away and grasped John by the arm and pulled at the gun.
Scott shot the gun out of John's hand as John pushed Panther down.
Cyclops took another shot destroying John where he stood.
Wolverine flew into his berserker rage flying at Stryker and stabbing
him in the belly. Stryker laughed, as he knew he was finished.
Wolverine stared deep into Stryker's eyes wanting Stryker to feel the
pain of his death, and then he pulled up on his claws disemboweling
Stryker with one swift sweep. Blood stained his claws and he looked
at them with a bit of pride as he watched Stryker slowly die. His
attentions returned to fight the rest of the soldiers. It turned
into a bloody battle until a surprise intervention by another
military squadron sent by the President himself to protect the
mutants. General Miller led the squadron and they arrested the
Through all the turmoil and chaos of the battle, Panther stumbled her
way outside the building. She slumped down into a snow bank her
strength all but gone and her memories fading in and out. Blood
poured from the gaping wounds that would not close and pain ripped
through her body. She lay down in the snow as exhaustion and pain
embraced her. The snow around her became red with her blood and she
closed her eyes feeling her life slipping away.
Scott and Jean followed her out as the rest of the Team worked with
General Miller and his squadron to subdue the rest of the renegades.
Scott carefully approached Panther, who had just enough strength to
let out a low growl before falling to her side again. Scott knelt
down beside her rolling her over and supported her head in his lap.
Jean was taking her pulse. Panther's blood continued to pour from
the open wounds.
"Why did she leave?" Scott asked.
"Cats always leave to die alone," Jean replied.
Jean tried to talk to her to get her to open her eyes to stay
conscious. Her eyes cracked open revealing how the bright golden
color had faded along with her deteriorating health. Logan and the
rest of the Team rushed to be at her side. Logan pushed Scott away.
He dropped to his knees and cradled her gently in his arms. He
looked her over sensing the seriousness of her condition. His
fingers ran over her side and became covered in her blood. Her eyes
"Come on, Danielle. Please!" he screamed while shaking her.
Danielle's eyes again cracked open slightly. Her hand grasped his
weakly. She was still too regressed to speak, but she had recognized
Logan and that was enough. Her fingers opened as her grip lessened
and she fell unconscious.
"Ya gotta hold on, woman," Logan ordered. She was slipping away. He
"Logan, come on. Let's get her home. I need to find an antidote to
the drug affecting her healing abilities," Jean said.
Logan lifted her limp body into his arms.
On the jet, Storm helped Logan fasten her down for the ride home.
General Miller stood in the doorway watching them frantically prepare
to take off.
"I wish we could have gotten here sooner. This could have been
avoided. We knew something was brewing when Stryker turned up alive
and several soldiers began following him around. I am sorry for what
happened and if we can do anything to help, please ask," Miller said.
"Please find the antidote to the drug Stryker used in those bullets.
That's all I ask of you right now," Jean said. "You know how to
reach me at the Xavier School. We need to get her back there and try
to stabilize her."
"My men have already commandeered the installation and we will shut
it down. I will find that information and get it to you
immediately," Miller replied and he and his team were on the search
for the information Jean required.
"I am sorry," the General said.
"It's not your fault," Jean said.
Logan stood looking through the glass window of the hospital room.
He stood expressionless just staring. Marie touched his shoulder
without any response from Logan. Scott and Storm came down the
hall. Marie dropped away to speak with them.
"The Professor is on his way. How is Logan doing?" Scott asked.
"He's completely in shock. He just stares blankly through the
window," Marie replied.
At that moment, Jean opened the door. Logan snapped to attention.
"I think you all better come in. I can't get her to stabilize or
respond with anything I try. I don't think I can do any more.
General Miller has not been able to locate any documentation on the
composition of the drug. I am still running tests on it to figure
out what it is and how to counteract it," she said of Danielle's
Storm put her hand on Logan's shoulder feeling him shudder with fear.
"Come on, Logan. We'll go with you," she said gently.
Logan couldn't go near her. He began pacing wildly in the room.
Scott pulled up a chair near the slab Danielle laid on offering it to
Logan hoping he would sit down. Logan leaned against the wall facing
it and he pounded his clenched fist on it expressing his anger.
Scott put his hand on Logan's shoulder.
"Come on, man. Talk to her. Let her hear your voice," Scott said.
Logan hatefully looked at Scott, but his hate was with himself - not
"It's all my fault. I shouldn't have left her out of my sight. She
feared this would happen," Logan sobbed.
"Logan, you can't go and blame yourself for this," Scott said.
"Logan, talk to her - it might be the only chance we have to get her
back. You have to give her a reason to fight to survive. I can't
reach her anymore," Jean said.
The Professor rolled in just as Logan finally sat down taking her
"Danielle, I I would do anything to trade places with you now.
I'd give anything, even my life, to bring you back," he said softly.
Marie listened to her friend pour his heart out her own heart
breaking with the distress in his voice. Marie herself feared the
loss of someone she had come to think of like a sister.
"Danielle, I don't want you to leave me!" he said through sobs as he
began to break down. Scott, Jean and Storm stood by his side trying
to comfort him. This was one of those very rare moments when Logan
showed emotion. Marie couldn't take it any more. She turned away as
tears streamed down her face.
"Rogue, oh my child. You have to be strong now. Maybe I can connect
with her and lead her back," Charles said.
Charles used his telepathy to try to reach her. Unable to do so,
Rogue came up with a suggestion.
"Professor, I want to try something. What if I can take Logan's
powers to heal and give them to Danielle? Maybe his stronger ability
to heal is what she needs and she won't die," Rogue proposed.
Logan looked up shocked with the proposal.
"Be a bridge between Logan and Danielle? Rogue, you must realize it
would take extreme control on your part not to drain Logan and for
you to not absorb his powers yourself. This is a very dangerous
proposition you make, but it could work," the professor pondered.
"Logan and Danielle are my friends. We have to try," Marie said.
"Do it. I don't care. Just save her, even if I die," Logan said.
His love and loyalty to Danielle couldn't show through any stronger
and it touched Jean most of all.
"Logan, this could be dangerous for all three of you. I don't know
what this could do to Danielle in her weakened state," Professor
Jean watched as Danielle's vitals began falling off.
"She's dying anyway. Take my powers to heal and save her," Logan
Sitting down beside Logan and Danielle, Rogue ungloved her hands. At
the same time, she took both Logan's and Danielle's hands. As the
Professor honed into Rogue's mind, he helped her control her powers
tempering how much she pulled on Logan's power to heal and
transferred it to Danielle.
Storm, Jean, Scott, and Bobby stood back and watched as Logan, Rogue
and the professor concentrated on the endeavor. Within a few
moments, the veins in Logan's face began to protrude, as Rogue was
taking on his powers pulling his healing abilities from him. Rogue
listened to the professor as he spoke to her silently through his
telepathy she lessened her grip on Logan and within seconds the
wounds on Danielle's body began to heal. Jean began watching the
monitors as Danielle's vitals strengthened. Rogue and Logan dropped
away falling to the ground stunned from the joining. Jean moved her
attentions to stabilize Logan and Rogue. Then, Danielle was
beginning to show further signs of recovery as her vitals
strengthened more. Storm shouted that the gamble worked.
Logan was stretched out on an examination slab next to Danielle
recovering from the endeavor that weakened him. He opened his eyes
to see Rogue and Jean at his side. Jean stood by watching the
monitors on both Logan and Danielle.
"Did it work? I'm not dead," he asked.
"She's coming around. It might be a while before we know for sure.
Her vitals are strong, but she's not out of danger," Jean replied
Logan closed his eyes relieved with a little bit of hope. Jean
placed Logan close to Danielle, who took Danielle's hand watching
anxiously for her to awaken. Jean finally was contacted by General
Miller with the full composition of the drug Jean created an
antidote and that coupled with what Logan and Marie did seemed enough
to keep her fighting for life.
It was hours before she began to stir. As she fully awakened, Logan
"Hey, beautiful," Logan said to Danielle.
Danielle shook her head trying to comprehend where she was.
"How are you feeling?" Jean asked.
"Fantastic," she replied.
Jean giggled recalling how Logan said that same very thing one time
before when he had saved Marie.
"Where are Danielle and Marie?" Logan asked.
Jean looked at him puzzled.
"Danielle's not with you? She told me she was going to be with you
in case I needed to check up on her," Jean replied.
Jean, Scott and Logan walked down to the kitchen hearing a lot of
commotion. Several of the children were gathered in a tight group
and giggling. The adults peeked in from around the corner. There
were the two missing women. Both of them were sitting at the table
in blue jeans and white tee shirts, a bottle of whiskey sat on the
table between them and both were smoking cigars and talking with
plenty of obsenities.
"Oh, Christ. Isn't one of him enough?" Scott said sarcastically.
Danielle and Marie turned around hearing Scott's comments.
"Ya addressin' us, One Eye?" Danielle said in a rather drunken
Logan tried very hard to restrain his laughter.
"Hey, there's my stud muffin. Come ova' here and sit on my lap,"
Logan walked over.
"Yer drunk and ya took my last two cigars," he snidely remarked.
"And yer point is, bub?" Danielle replied.
Now the joke was on Logan and Scott and Jean tried to hold their
laughter. Storm walked in seeing the situation.
"Oh, lord. This is out of hand, now," she said.
"Hey, ya know I can get used to this stuff," Marie said holding up
the bottle of whiskey.
"Yer too young for this," Logan said trying to get the bottle away.
Jean could see he was going to have his hands full dealing with two
women who had taken on some of his personality traits.
"Is this all because of Marie bridging Logan and Danielle?" Storm
"Apparently it was like a chain reaction. Logan shares with Marie,
who takes his gift to heal and some of his personality, as we had
seen before, and then she shares these with Danielle not only
healing her but sharing his personality too," Jean tried to explain.
"Logan, are you going to need help?" Storm asked as they all watched
him trying to take the whiskey bottle away from Marie, who tossed it
He was growing very frustrated as they kept passing it back and forth
avoiding his grasp.
"I'll manage," he gruffly replied.
"Didn't I make it a rule, Logan, not to smoke in the house?" the
Professor said as he rolled into the kitchen.
"It's not my fault!" Logan strongly answered.
The professor witnessed for himself the chaos of Danielle and Marie
acting like Logan and couldn't help but giggle softly under his
"Getting a real taste of his own medicine, I see," Charles said.
Logan wanted to roar with anger and frustration in dealing with the
two women. As he confiscated the whiskey bottle finally, Danielle
was pinching his backside like a drunk guy at a bar. Scott lost it
and bust out laughing. Logan whirled around and glared angrily at
him and then looked down to Danielle, who batted her big brown eyes
at him. She stood up before him and quickly pushed him against the
table. Danielle leaned into him bending him back over the table.
She was getting a little too aggressive and suggestive for his liking.
"Guess he don't like being taken advantage of," Scott snickered.
"Sure I do, just not in front of the entire school," Logan retorted.
Bobby finally entered the room and saw Marie fondling Logan as
Danielle held him down.
"Christ, Bobby. Put a leash on Marie," Logan snarled.
Bobby gently pulled Marie away and she wrapped her gloved arms around
"Man, what have you been drinkin'? And, yer smokin' cigars too?"
"It's just after effects of melding with Logan," Jean said.
"That explains this obnoxious behavior," Bobby replied.