Monster (Chapter Two)Chapter TwoMonster (Chapter Two) by Ladydragoncat
Professor Charles F. Xavier is one of the most powerful telepaths on the planet, if not the most powerful. Despite being confined to a wheelchair due to a…rather…horrifying… incident, he could do incredible things.
Among his incredible achievements was creating the machine known as Cerebro. It was designed to detect anyone who has the X-gene. Those that do are destined to become mutants, and when they do, their lives change forever…though, not usually for the better. The vast majority of mutants are rejected by their family and friends, cast out of their homes, kicked out of school and are forced to live their lives as outcasts, possibly even as criminals. And those that are fortunate enough to hide their powers must keep it a secret from the rest of the world, or share the same fate as the vast majority.
Xavier has a dream. He strongly believes with all his heart that mutants and humans can co-exist if given
Monster - An X-Men Story (Chapter One)"Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage…" (Richard Lovelace)Monster - An X-Men Story (Chapter One) by Ladydragoncat
I know you're a monster… I know you're a monster… I know you're a monster…
For days now, Kurt Wagner has been running for his life. He was either running, teleporting, or even doing both at once. He didn't dare stop. If he did, he was as good as caught.
Kurt wasn't running from the Friends of Humanity, Weapon X, or even S.H.I.E.L.D… Well, actually he had to stay clear of them for…obvious reasons. But, now more than ever, he was running from the people he feared most.
He was running from the X-men.
You're a monster… a monster… a monster…
A monster… That was all Kurt would ever be in the eyes of the world. Well… maybe not always a monster. Many times, he was a demon. Sometimes he'd be a freak, or an abomination, or – at the very least – just a mutant. But mostly, he was a monster. Even among
Aftermath - Chapter Two(So it was Dr. Selig all along...) Agent Bennet thinks as he sits at his desk. He has just finished locking away Titus Sweete, who even behind bars was gloating over destroying the Nosis and shooting down Dr. Selig. (He has the gall to call himself a hero.) All the while Bennet thought Zeta was reprogrammed by Brother's Day, it turns out his own creator had him reprogrammed from the very beginning.Aftermath - Chapter Two by Ladydragoncat
(I never had the stomach for building weapons, so I put an extra module in Zeta. A conscience, to make him rethink his programming... Imagine if the government knew what I was doing on their time... They'd have stopped me...)
Bennet couldn't argue with that. Selig may have been Zeta's creator, but Zeta was, still is, government property. That kind of tampering would have been seen as espionage, treason. Being arrested would have been the least of his worries.
(The module never activated. Zeta became a killer like the rest of them. It's a shame. I had plans for that one...
Aftermath - Chapter OneNote: Thoughts are indicated by ().Aftermath - Chapter One by Ladydragoncat
(He's gone. Dr. Selig is gone...)
As Zee watches the sun setting over the sea, Ro watches Zee. The ride back to the mainland was quiet. So much has happened in such a short while. First, they finally catch up to Dr. Selig, only to find it wasn't really Dr. Selig, but Dr. Edmund, who designed Zee's holomorphics. But thanks to him, they were able to get to this 'Floating Fortress', where Zee was born. And there he was: Dr. Selig himself. Right then and there, he told them how he had planted the mystery module in Zee's head. He wanted Zee to have a conscience so he could rethink his programming. Ro secretly found herself wishing that Agent Bennet and his agents were there to hear this, to make them rethink their objective. But then everything began to explode around them. Zee never had the chance to tell Dr. Selig who he was.
And then the unthinkable happened; that Brother's Day guy fired a lucky shot at Dr. Selig's escape pod, and th