Fic: the Aftermath (3/?)
The Jail door flew open and 612 was tossed into the
cell. "Crap!" She grunted as she felt her sore ribs.
"It'll be a
miracle if at least 3 of them aren't broken," she thought as
wiped the blood from her lips.
"All I'm saying Scott, is that there isn't much we can
her. If we try to break her out of prison that reflects badly on
every mutant there is out there and it just gives everyone more
motive to believe that mutants are bad." Storm explained. The
team with the exception of Logan and Jean were assembled in Professor
Xavier's office discussing a plan of action. "So what, we
her sit in a cell awaiting her death because we don't want to
bad! Since when do we let the innocent take punishment for a crime
they didn't commit?!?" Scott shot back. "And how do you
she is innocent, they did find her over the body!" Prof. Xavier
interjected, "You could see the innocence in her eyes Ororo. But
Storm also has a point Scott, if we did get her out of jail what kind
of example is that setting for other mutants? Did you even listen to
what she said at her trial, those are not the characteristics she
wants the mutant community to portray any way." "So what
do we do? Just leave her to die? You know they are trying to make
an example of her. So they are going to do everything in the book to
torture her, and we are just going to sit here and watch it
happen?!? What kind of example is that setting for mutants if we
don't protect our own?"
"I'm not saying we don't help her, all I'm saying is
to be cautious, we have to make it look like she is dead so we
protect her and ourselves." With this said they began to
plan of action for the next day. They were to fly in on the jet that
had a cloaking device and land near the facility where the mutant was
being held. They had figured out where the execution was being held
but they were not sure which form of execution would be used so they
were going to have to do some impromptu work on this one.
Prof. Xavier had dismissed everyone for the night but he
called after Scott to come back. Scott lingered as Rogue, Bobby,
Kurt, and Storm left the room leaving him alone with the
Professor. "You're especially adamant about this Scott, I
believe I've ever seen you fight tooth and nail for someone like
just did with Storm. Maybe this has some personal attachment for
you?" Scott sighed, "I don't know, maybe."
"Perhaps it isn't wise
to send you on this mission tomorrow, perhaps you have not properly
grieved yet." "Do you really expect after I fought so hard
this mission on, that I won't go," Scott paused, "I
don't think I
could stand anymore grieving? I loved Jean and I miss her terribly
but I need to do something! I can't stand thinking about
depressing all the time." The Prof. nodded, "if you feel you
ready." Scott turned to leave but came back, "Professor, you
too right? When she looked at the camera? Something was triggered
inside of me and I can't explain it. There is just something
her. You felt it right?" "Yes, I did. I don't know
what it was but
there was something about her," the Professor looked as if he had
something on his mind, "good night Scott."
612 rolled over in the small uncomfortable cot in her cell.
The precious few hours of sleep that she got were just that, few. Oh
well, it wasn't like anyone needed their sleep to die. She
herself, how could she think of things like that when she was about
to die. She hadn't thought much about the whole dying thing, it
just a formality, and the big after life had scared her a little.
What came after death? Does one sleep forever or does one get
reborn? She chuckled, "deep thoughts huh?" her sides hurt as
laughed. The door clanged open and hit the wall beside it and in
walked the guard with a tray of food, "laughing because of what
did mutant? What cruelty." "No, just laughing more at the
everything. I'm dying today and yet my mood seems pretty
positive." "Well, you won't be laughing for long
freak!" he yelled
toward her as he slammed the door behind him. She sighed and starred
out the window and to her surprise she started humming the tune to
the song, My Girl by the Temptations.