Well, I really wasn't thinking about sinding this in right
now, but since Shera told me that it's "the best work
you've done to date!" I couldn't not send
it, so here is is, my newest story, and it's gonna be a long
First off, I'm not going to lie to you. I got the idea for
this story from Dean Koontz's "Dark Rivers of the Heart."
But this stories is nothing like that story, so don't think
it is. And it was just an idea I got, I'm not copying the
book, besides like it says in "Attributed to Voltaire,"
"Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The
most original writers borrowed one from another. The instruction
we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbor's,
kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes
the property of all."
This is set in an Alternate Universe where the X-Men never
were. While Logan, Scott, Bobby and all the others are alive,
most of them just never met, and never became the X-Men. I
want to give a little back ground info, so if you don't want
to know a little about their lives, then don't read this,
and just go on to the story, but this might help, a lot.
The BMR, Brotherhood of Mutant Rights, is led by Rogue, although
her name is Knave (pronounced nave long A). She has so so
control of her powers. She was once a bad guy, taking all
her hostility out on other people, then she met Ms. Marvel,
and absorbed just enough of her powers to give her flight,
and super strength, but she didn't take her essence. Ms. Marvel
took Knave under her wing, and taught her to be a better person,
they remain friends to this day. She is also the First Lady.
The HRA, Human Rights Activists, are led by Charles Xavier,
who never became a professor, and tries desperately to hide
to the world -- and to himself -- that he is a mutant. There
is no FOH, and more people believe in the BMR then they do
Warren Worthington is married to Jeannie Gray -- same person,
different version of her name -- and they live in a privet
school, the LeStar Academy just outside of Richmond, VA, where
Warren is dean, and Jeannie is a teacher. They have a ten
month old daughter, Michelle, and lost a son, Michael, at
three months do to brain damage that occurred while in the
womb when Jeannie was almost raped and killed by a pare of
muggers. Warren's wings were never taken from him, therefore,
he was never a Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Logan, taking on the last name of Garington, is captain of
the Homicide division in Charlottesville, VA. He, of course,
has a sorted past, working with the Government in his youth
and, he was in the Army Rangers, where he learned his fighting
Remy LeBeau, was kicked out of the Thieves' Guild because
of his refusal to marry Belle, but, instead of staying a thief,
he became a law officer, and is now a Homicide Detective under
Logan. He's also married to Ororo Monroe, who is Knave's right
(and left) hand. They have an ten-year-old daughter, Kyla,
who is a student of the LeStar Academy, and there is another
child on the way, Ororo is three months pregnant.
Bobby Drake is Rem's partner, new to the Homicide division,
a rookie sent in straight from Vice, who can't keep his stomach
under control most of the time.
Victor Creed is, of all things, the district prosecuting
attorney, who's only family is a mutt of a dog who found him
one day on his door step, that he named Poochie. She's very
faithful to him, sleeping at the door of the Court house when
he's working on a case, and fallowing him everywhere he goes.
His wife, Rita, died in child birth, something he feels was
his fault for not getting her to the hospital in time. Their
twin daughters, Sybil and Simone, are healthy, although Simone
is bound to a wheel chair, paralyzed from the knees down.
(of all the people I had to chose...) Eric Lensherr -- who
everyone in America calls Mags -- is president of America,
and is married to Knave.
Bishop -- no known last name -- is the head of his Secret
Service, and his best friend, he's never more then two feet
away from him.
Sinister is, of all things, a doctor, he and Henry McCoy
are partners, although Hank -- still blue furred, and cuddly
-- is also the coroner for the police (see how it all plays
They all live in either Virginia or North Carolina.
Scott Summers? Summers, Summers ... nope, no Summers here
... at least, I don't think so, same goes for Nightcrawler,
Shadowcat, and anyone else I haven't added here, although
I might add more people latter.
And who is the villain? Well, you'll have to read it to find
I also want to point out that this is my first attempt at
trying to be deathly series about a story. It's also the first
mystery/thriller I've ever written, so please bare with me
if I get a little off track.
On to the story...
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