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This is a make believe story about make believe characters.

This story takes place after X-Men 3 and with the idea that the scene at the
end of the credits never occurred.



X-Men - The Last Stand: The Last Days Of Peace Part 3 (no sex)
by Big Red Dope ([email protected])

Peter sat in the mansion's library reading a book as he waited for his study
partner to show up, but his mind was elsewhere and he wasn't comprehending
what he was looking at. Several days had gone by since the incident with
Bobby and Kitty in his room and just as had been done when Marie left Logan
and Ororo kept mum on why Bobby left and told Peter and Kitty to do the
same. And just like had happened when Rogue left rumors began swirling as to
why Bobby left and Peter's name was often brought up in a negative light.

"Hey Peter what's up?" Kitty asked joining him at the table.

"Not much, just doing some studying."

"Can I ask you something?"

"Sure."

"Why have you been avoiding me?"

"What do you mean?"

"Outside of the Danger Room and stuff directly related to the X-Men you
haven't wanted to be seen with me."

"It's nothing personal it's just that the situation that developed with
Bobby and Marie and now you and Bobby has got a lot of people talking and
wild rumors are spreading some of which are putting me in a negative light.
Until all of this gets situated or I figure out what to do I'm trying to
stay away from the whole thing as much as possible."

"Are you serious? Bobby is as much to blame for this whole mess as I am."

"I know and if Bobby was here instead of you I'd be avoiding him. I just
want to keep my hands as clean of this whole thing as possible."

"Hi Peter, sorry I'm late. I got stuck on the phone with my parents,"
Jubilee greeted him before giving him a kiss on the cheek and setting her
bag down on the table.

"Wait a minute. Don't tell me you're dumping me for her," Kitty said
incredulously.

"We're just studying."

"Uh... Did I come at a bad time?" Jubilee asked.

"No, I just need a moment talk to Kitty."

"Okay, I'll be on one of the computers when you're done," Jubilee said
picking up her bag and leaving.

"Look Katherine the truth is you developed a rather unpleasant reputation
after Marie left and it only got worse after Bobby left. You may not care
about any of that, but like I said my name is now getting dragged into
this."

"You didn't just call me Katherine did you? Only my parents call me that,
but fine if that's the way you want to be I'll never fucking talk to you
again."

"What the hell are you getting angry at me for? None of this would be
happening if you hadn't showed up in my room in your underwear with a porno
in your hand let alone gone after Bobby when everyone knew he and Marie were
together."

"Whatever," Kitty huffed getting up and walking away. "Fucking asshole."

* * *

Yuma, Arizona...

"You know it didn't need to take us four days to drive here," Emma said as
she and Magneto entered the two-bed bedroom they were going to share for the
night. "We could have flown too for that matter."

"Patience Ms. Frost, there's no need to rush things. After the attack on
Alcatraz the humans are more trigger-happy than ever now that Charles is
dead and his calming influence is gone. And as you stated the X-Men are
weak. We'll gather our forces and prepare are ourselves and once the time is
right we'll attack. The X-Men will be no match for us and without them our
most noble government won't be able to stand against us."

"Okay? So what's the plan then? Why are we out in the middle of the desert?"

"There's an abandoned mine outside of town that serves as a front to a
hidden maximum security prison for what the humans deem as the world's most
dangerous mutants. There's a man there that's served me well in the past and
would do so again. There we will find others who will help us bring the last
days of the X-Men. Sleep tonight, it will be the last time you get to for a
long time."

* * *

Yuma, Arizona (in a different hotel)...

Mystique quickly paced back and forth in the trio's hotel room as Rogue
slept soundly on one of the beds and Bobby sat at her side.

"I can't believe she killed him... She fucked up everything..." Mystique
mumbled to no one in particular. "There's no way just me and her can take on
Magneto and his goons..."

"Would you shut up!" Bobby snarled. "You're the reason John is dead!"

"Go to hell!" Mystique screamed leaping across the room kicking Bobby in the
head and knocking him to the floor. "You're the reason John is dead! You
followed Rogue here, you started shit with John, and she had to save your
ass!"

"Why don't you save us some trouble and let me kill you so you can be with
John and we can go home!" Bobby screamed getting back to his feet.

"I'd like to see you try boy," Mystique sneered.

"Stop..." Rogue mumbled as she woke up and tried to sit up.

"How are you feeling Marie?" Bobby asked rushing to her side to help her up
and let her lean against him.

"I'm fine... but it was like I was reliving John's life while I was
sleeping. It's really unsettling having another person's memories in
addition to your own. I'm not saying some of the things he did or the way he
did them were right, but I know now why John turned out the way he did and
made some of the decisions he made."

"Yeah, but he still had a choice to make and he chose to make himself an
outcast and live on the fringes of society."

"Don't say that Bobby. He wasn't lucky enough to have life you or even I
had. His mother was constantly abused by his father and she always made
excuses and went back to him. He came to view the X-Men as having the same
kind of relationship with humans. John then began getting beat by his
father after he accidentally burned the carpet and his father found out he
was a mutant. Eventually he ran away from home and ended up at a Catholic
orphanage. As he got older he started to become a danger to the other kids
at the orphanage and he was sent to be schooled by the X-Men."

"Don't you ever talk about him again like you know him," Mystique sneered.

"Did John ever say anything to you about how he felt?" Rogue asked Mystique.

"Felt about what?"

"You." There was silence for a moment then Rogue began again. "I'm truly
sorry for killing John and had I known then what I know now then I would
have found another way to end the fight."

"Out with it Rogue. What are you talking about?"

"Sometime when you and John were working on your plans he began to have
feelings for you. Even before that when you took the needle instead of
Magneto and he left you on the truck by yourself John was shocked by his
callousness towards you and became concerned for safety. Again I'm extremely
sorry and I apologize for killing him."

Mystique thought for a moment then spoke. "You had to do what you had to do.
Perhaps if one of us had said something to the other about our feelings then
maybe John would still be alive. I'd be careful if I were you two. When
you're in the situations that we're in with constantly battling each other
or the authorities or whoever then there's no room for relationships. They
only create problems."

"Wait a minute," Bobby said, "You mean you and John-"

"Get some sleep," Mystique interrupted. "We're leaving for the prison in the
morning and this might be the last time either of you gets any sleep for
awhile."

* * *

Mystique sat quietly at the table in the hotel room with the two briefcases
pertaining to the cure in front of her. She stared at them not saying a word
thinking about what Rogue said the night before about John.

"She's awake," Bobby said getting her attention.

"Good morning Bobby," Rogue smiled sitting up and kissing him on the check.

"Good morning to you too," Bobby said returning the smile. "I've got some
great news."

"Really? About what?"

"Mystique should tell you."

"What's going on?"

"You two are free to go. Take the cases and go home. I'll take care of my
problem myself. If I'm not successful in killing Magneto then you know he's
going to attack your school and the X-Men can use all the help they can
get."

"Uh... Thanks," Rogue said not sure what else to say. "Why did you change
your mind though?"

"Don't worry about it. Just go."

"But if you do find Magneto then he'll probably have a new brotherhood with
him by then. You won't stand a chance."

"I said go home," Mystique said definitively.

"Okay," Rogue said. She and Bobby packed their things in the car and went
back inside for the briefcases. Each picked one up and as they started to
get into the car Rogue stopped.

"Something wrong Marie?"

Marie just stood their for a few minutes not saying a word then shoved the
briefcase she was holding into the car and walked back inside. Bobby did the
same and quickly followed her.

"Why are you two still here?" Mystique asked still sitting at the table.

"I'm not leaving yet. I'm going to help you kill Magneto."

Mystique turned and looked at Rogue with a surprised look on her face and
Bobby was equally shocked.

"What? You can't be serious! Even if the three of us went up against Magneto
and his goons we wouldn't stand a chance!"

"You can do whatever you want Bobby, but I'm staying with Mystique."

"Why are you doing this?" Mystique asked.

"It's the least I can do for taking John's life even if it means losing my
own. The more I try to suppress his memories the more vivid they become. And
I truly realize not everything is black and white."

"Is this what you really want to do Marie?" Bobby asked.

"Yes," she replied without hesitation.

"Then I'm coming too. We'll just send the briefcases to the institute before
hand."

"You don't have to do this Bobby."

"If you go then I go."

* * *
As two parties of mutants were heading to the same prison a meeting was
taking place at the Xavier Institute. In Charles Xavier's old office that
now served as the main office of the school Logan and Ororo talked with the
other members of the active team; Colossus, Kitty, Angel, and the two newest
members Jubilee, and Siryn.

"With Bobby no longer part of the team things have reached a level of
uncertainty that none of us have seen here before. With Bobby and Marie's
departure and Kurt's disappearance we've been forced to add new members to
the active team before they were ready," Logan said.

"Jubilee, Theresa though it is earlier than when we would have liked in
adding you to the team that doesn't mean we don't want you here. You two
were far and away closer to being ready than anyone else here," Ororo added.

"Anyway, all we know at this point is that the cure is not permanent. Both
Mystique and Magneto have their powers back as do any other mutants who were
injected with the cure. Mystique and Pyro have come up with a plan to kill
Magneto using Marie. She made a decision to help them and Bobby left to talk
her out of it. At some point you may have to fight one or both of them. If
you let any friendship you had with either of them get in the way you could
get yourself or any of us killed," Logan said.

"If they fail," Ororo began, "it is inevitable that Magneto will make
another attack believing that without Professor Xavier we don't stand a
chance. There's also the fact that the support and number of militias and
other anti-mutant groups is growing. That's why Danger Room sessions will
intensify and increase in number. Now more than ever is not the time to get
lax with our preparedness."

"Logan you've got a phone call," a student said popping his head into the
office.

"We're in the middle of a meeting. Take a message."

"You should take this. It's Bobby."

"I bet Marie dumped him and now he wants to come home," Kitty grinned.

"That's not cool," Peter said.

"Oh shut up."

"Everyone shut up," Logan said before picking up the phone on the desk. "Hey
Bobby what's up?"

"Hey Logan. The tracking device Forge made me worked great and I found
Marie."

"How is she?"

"She's fine considering what happened."

"What happened Bobby?"

"While Marie and I were talking after I found her Pyro decided he wanted to
fight and she kind of killed him. Took his memories, his abilities,
everything and she's playing with a lighter as we speak."

"How is she?"

"Physically she's fine, but mentally she's still dealing with having Pyro's
memories in her head. To make a long story short though this morning
Mystique gave us the briefcases with everything that was left on the cure
and told us to leave. It turns out that Mystique and Pyro had feelings for
each other and Marie feels guilty for killing him so she's not leaving until
Magneto is dead or she is. We're in Yuma, Arizona right now and apparently
there's a prison here that houses dangerous mutants. There's some people
there that Mystique says will help her. We just sent the cases to you and
we're on our way to the prison now. Look Logan, I screwed up big time and
Marie's willing to give me a second chance so I'm going to stay with her
until this is finished. Then if we're still alive maybe we'll come back."

"Is this what you really want to do Bobby?"

"Yeah, it is. I owe Marie that much."

"It sounds like you've made up your mind so be careful and don't let
anything happen to Marie. Understand?"

"Yes."

"Good luck Let's hope our paths don't cross in battle." With that Logan hung
up the phone.

"What's going on?" Ororo asked.

"Things have changed just a bit. Marie killed Pyro to save Bobby and now has
his powers. However Pyro's death does not mean they're coming back anytime
soon. Marie is insistent on helping Mystique kill Magneto and Bobby has
decided not to leave her side."

"Figures," Kitty smirked.

"Anyway," Logan growled giving Kitty a look, "They're in Yuma, Arizona
where---"

"Yuma Mutant State Prison is," Ororo finished with a disconcerting look
crossing her face.

"Yeah, and it houses two hundred of the world's most dangerous mutants.
Mystique believes she can get help there."

"And if she's going there to get help, then presumably Magneto would as
well. Best case scenario we have two factions of criminals fighting each
other and worse case we have them all coming after us."

"So what's the plan?" Angel asked.

"We continue training in the Danger Room and hope the worst doesn't happen.
Let me make something perfectly clear that Bobby couldn't quite grasp which
is why he left. One day we may have to face him or Marie in battle and we
may have no choice but to kill them. Again do not let your past
relationships with them interfere with your actions," Logan said.

"There is no reason to alarm everyone here so keep this between us for the
time being," Ororo added. "Meeting adjourned... for now."

Kitty sat and watched from the chair she was in as Peter and Jubilee talked
as they got up to leave the office. She began fuming and gave them the evil
eye as they held hands and left the office. Ororo noticed this and waited
until everyone was gone before saying something to Logan.

"We've got a problem," Ororo said.

"I know."

"A new one I mean."

"And what's that?"

"Look I have a very bad feeling about this whole Bobby/Rogue/Mystique
situation and now something about Kitty is striking me the wrong way. I
think she can be a bigger hazard to us than either Jubilee or Theresa."

"Trust me I've heard all the same rumors and noticed all the same things
about her that you have, but even if we wanted to kick her off the team we
really have nobody else that we can even began to think about using to
replace her. That half-truth you told Jubilee and Theresa was bad enough."

"I really didn't think it'd be a good idea to be blunt like you and tell
them we don't want you here, but we have no choice."

* * *

"Hey I need to borrow your video camera," Kitty asked phasing herself into
Olivia's room.

"What for?"

"I need it for a personal project I'm working on."

"What kind of project?"

"Don't worry about it."

Olivia sat for a moment and read Kitty's thoughts. "No way, I'm not getting
involved in your little plan. I don't want to be around when you get
caught."

"You're worried about getting caught? You weren't worried when I let you
watch. How do you think Rogue would feel if she knew you watched me and
Bobby have sex?"

"You're a bitch," the petite brunette said getting up to retrieve her
camera.

"Once you get past thinking like that, you'll learn to enjoy life and it's
spoils like I have," Kitty replied taking the camera. She started to walk
towards the door but stopped and turned around.

"What else do you want?"

"Nothing," Kitty replied kissing Olivia square on the lips before winking at
her and turning to leave once again. "I'll bring this back when I'm done
with it." With that she phased through the door and disappeared into the
hall.

"Damn it girl," Olivia mumbled as she sat down at her computer and logged
into her blog. "You know she's trouble."

Kitty smiled as she pulled her head back into the hallway and materialized.
Everyone at the institute would soon be learning not to mess with her.


    

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