Location: United States
Back to ROGUE and SINISTER.
SINISTER: Let’s try this one.
SINISTER grabs a hold of SUNFIRE.
SINISTER: Shiro Yoshida, also known as Sunfire. I can’t imagine why?
SUNFIRE spits on SINISTER and curses him out in Japanese or whatever language he speaks.
SINISTER: Thank you, but your ability to control solar energy has caught my attention. Rogue?
ROGUE is sitting on the floor still overwhelmed in memories.
ROGUE: You’ll kill me if you make me absorb all of their powers.
SINISTER: Nonsense child.
SINISTER: So beautiful, and so strong.
LOGAN and BOBBY enter. BOBBY sees MYSTIQUE and freezes her on to the wall.
LOGAN: I always did think I was kind of cute. (Haha, I had to put that line in)
ROGUE: Logan! Bobby!
LOGAN: Get away from that psycho, Rogue.
ROGUE gets up and runs towards LOGAN. SINISTER laughs.
SINISTER: How touching!
LOGAN sees JEAN.
He runs across the room towards her, but SINISTER zaps him. He falls over. ROGUE runs to his side. BOBBY tries to freeze SINISTER, but SINISTER’S power is stronger than BOBBY’S. BOBBY goes flying and is knocked unconscious.
ROGUE screams and runs to SINISTER and bangs her fists on him. He laughs.
SINSITER: This is pointless child. Nothing can harm me.
ROGUE grabs a hold of his controller as he slaps her. She falls dropping the controller. The controller slides across the room. STORM, EMMA, COLOSSUS, ANGEL, and GAMBIT have made their way up the stairs and are ready for a fight. LOGAN has recovered and crawls over to JEAN’S side.
SINISTER: This is spectacular. Would you all like to be apart of the experiment?
KITTY notices the controller and makes a dash for it. SINISTER sends a zap in her direction, but COLOSSUS steps in the way and takes the blast for her. She gets a hold of the controller and quickly starts to remove the bands off the mutants, starting with the X-MEN.
STORM: The bands are off!
JEAN: Storm! Destroy the machine!
STORM tries to send a lightening bolt over at the machine, but SINISTER steps in the way. The lightening does not harm him. GAMBIT sends cards flying, but MYSTIQUE has transformed her way out of the ice and has step in to defend the machine. A huge battle emerges as the X-Men try to get the machine and SINISTER down, but SINISTER is too strong. ANGEL gets zapped into the wall and goes down. MYSTIQUE sneaks up behind STORM and breaks her arm. STORM screams and falls to the ground struggling to stay strong. COLOSSUS punches MYSTIQUE across the room. COLOSSUS and EMMA struggle to stand up against SINISTER’S zaps.
LOGAN releases the mutant prisoners with his claws, but their bands are still on.
LOGAN: Kitty! Get the band off of Jean! We need her!
KITTY: I’m trying! He had special codes on all of them and Rogue.
LOGAN tries to make a run towards SINISTER, but he’s zapped back.
KITTY: There! Jean your free! Fry his ass!
JEAN: I can’t…he blocked Phoenix from me. My mind…I can’t.
KITTY: Well, do something!
SINISTER sends a blast at KITTY. She phases through the next room. JEAN floats the controller over to her and uses her powers to break through all the codes. ROGUE and the rest of the mutants are free.
SCOTT blasts SINISTER. It actually does damage.
SINISTER: You! Not you!
SCOTT: I got him. Logan, the machine!
SCOTT continues to send blasts at SINISTER. JEAN uses her powers to keep him in place. LOGAN heads to the machine and starts slashing it with his claws. EMMA attacks with a diamond sword. COLOSSUS starts pounding. ROGUE comes up next to him and starts pounding as well. GAMBIT runs up and charges the machine. Everyone runs. The machine is blasted.
SINISTER: My machine! No! The Master will be furious!
LOGAN: Master? What’s he talking about?
JEAN: He’s referring to Apocalypse.
LOGAN: Apocalypse? Who the hell is he?
JEAN: I…I don’t know.
SCOTT: Jean! I need to destroy him.
JEAN: No, Scott. Wait. Sinister, tell us what you know.
JEAN: Well, then, I guess I’ll have to see for myself.
JEAN reads SINISTER’S mind and sees glances of APOCOLYPSE. She is overwhelmed and almost collapses. Both SCOTT and LOGAN run to catch her, but SCOTT gets there first.
LOGAN: Nice catch.
SCOTT: Thanks. Did you get what you needed, Jean?
SCOTT: Then, it’s time to finish this.
SCOTT blasts the shit out of SINISTER. He is eventually blown out of the temple and falls into the water. SCOTT aims to blast some more, but LOGAN grabs his arm.
LOGAN: That’s enough, Scott. You got him.
JEAN: This place needs to be destroyed. Everything!
SUNFIRE: I’ll take care of that.
SUNFIRE sends a blast of fire over SINISTER’S laboratory.
LOGAN: Well, that saves us the trouble. Everybody out!
Everybody heads for the main exit, except for MYSTIQUE who is trying to sneak out a different way. MYSTIQUE is badly wounded. ROGUE flies over and grabs a hold of her arm.
ROGUE: Where do you think you’re going?
MYSTIQUE: My arm! Stop!
ROGUE: Would you like me to squeeze harder?
MYSTIQUE: Please, Rogue, I’m sorry.
ROGUE: Look at me, now. Look at what I’ve done to that woman! You’ve made me a killer.
ROGUE starts to cry. GAMBIT comes up and puts his hand on ROGUE’S shoulder.
GAMBIT: Let her go, chere.
ROGUE releases her grip on MYSTIQUE. MYSTIQUE makes a run for it. ROGUE flies over and picks up MS. MARVEL’S body. She and GAMBIT walk out together.
Back to the mansion.
JEAN is in her room staring out at the students playing basketball. XAVIER enters the room.
XAVIER: It’s good to have you back, Jean. I’ve missed you.
JEAN: I’ve missed you too. How’s the team?
XAVIER: We have some broken bones, but I think they’ll survive.
JEAN: Professor, about what I did before…
XAVIER: You’ve already been forgiven.
JEAN: I’ve been having nightmares lately. Of what I saw in Sinister’s mind.
XAVIER: Yes, I’ve seen it too.
JEAN: He’s coming, isn’t he? Even though Sinister’s plan failed, he will still come?
XAVIER: Not today.
Downstairs. ANGEL and COLOSSUS are playing ping pong. ANGEL’S wing is bandaged. BOBBY looks out the window at GAMBIT and ROGUE who are flirting with one another. KITTY comes up behind BOBBY and places a hand on his shoulder.
KITTY: You looked bummed.
BOBBY: I’ve lost her, but somehow I never felt she was completely mine to begin with.
BOBBY turns around and looks at KITTY. She touches his hand. They smile and head out the door together. They pass by EMMA whose heading for the front door.
KITTY: Emma? Where are you going?
EMMA: To Egypt. Hank needs some help over there and the Professor recommended me of all people to go.
KITTY: Will you be coming back soon?
EMMA: Maybe. You still want to try to phase through me?
STORM: Not too soon.
STORM enters with a broken arm.
EMMA: How’s the arm?
STORM: It’s healing.
EMMA: Good. I’m glad to hear that.
STORM: Look, Emma. I know you and I have never really gotten along, but I want to thank you for what you did back there.
EMMA: You want to thank me?
STORM: Yes…I, well—
EMMA hugs STORM. STORM is thrown off guard at first, but she accepts the hug and actually smiles at EMMA.
LOGAN sees this from the top of the stairs. He comes down to say good-bye as well.
LOGAN: Bye, Barbie.
EMMA: Good-bye, Logan. I’ll be back soon.
EMMA blows a kiss at LOGAN and heads out the door.
KITTY: She is so cool!
STORM laughs and leaves with KITTY and BOBBY.
JEAN and SCOTT are heading down the stairs with luggage. LOGAN’S still at the bottom of the stairs.
SCOTT: I’ll get the car started.
SCOTT takes the luggage and leaves. Awkwardness between LOGAN and JEAN.
LOGAN: Where you two heading?
JEAN: The Professor said we needed some time off. To catch up.
LOGAN: Are you sure that’s such a good idea? I mean what if you—
JEAN: I’m okay now. I can control it. What ever Sinister did to me worked. I just wish I knew what he did.
LOGAN looks outside at ROGUE who pushes GAMBIT as a tease, but he falls over. JEAN and LOGAN laugh.
LOGAN: I’m guessing she’ll be alright.
JEAN: Yeah, the Professor’s been working with her a lot lately. She’s doing real well now. I just hope Mystique never bothers her again.
JEAN heads towards the door. LOGAN takes her by the arm.
LOGAN: Hey, what I said before I…before I lost you. I meant it.
JEAN: I know you did.
JEAN kisses LOGAN on the check.
JEAN: Take care of yourself, Logan.
LOGAN: You too.
Egypt. EMMA has just arrived dressed in white shorts and a white tank top. She heads into the pyramid.
EMMA: Dr. McCoy? Hank? It’s Emma. Your favorite student.
EMMA looks around, but she can’t find BEAST anywhere. She comes across a strange tomb that’s already been open. She drops her flash light and the sound of laughter can be heard echoing through the pyramid.
ive already started on x5, lemme know if you wanna read it!