Chapter 2: Knowing the Truth…Almost
Authors Note: Same as the previous chapter. I only own Airea; the X-men don't belong to me.
"Ouch! Boy does my head ever hurt." Airea slowly started to move; she looked and saw she was no longer outside. In fact, where was she? She stood up and looked around seeing; a bed, desk, and a dresser. Not much. She found a door, it seemed to be unlocked. "I just know the second, I open that door and someone will be standing right by it." She scoffed. Airea twisted the door knob, and quickly opened the door. "Well I guess it's not always like the movies." She glanced at the hallway, "Now, how do I get out of this place?"
An older man, Magneto was sitting in his chair, spinning it from left to right, pondering. He looked over at his long haired friend. "You did well, Sabertooth."
"Ahem!" A smaller, green skinned man, with spiked hair coughed. "What 'bout me?"
"Oh yes Toad, you did a splendid job as well. Now someone." Looking back at Sabertooth. "Go and grab her." Sabertooth nodded, understanding his job and walked out of the room. "Toad. You may go as well, and assist him."
"Yes, Magneto." With those two words he was off to assist, in grabbing the girl. Sabertooth probably didn't need help, but Magneto wanted to be alone, and thought Toad could do something.
Airea had turned down another hallway, which looked exactly like the other one. "What the hell? Is there no fucking way out of this hell hole?" God was she ever lost. "Maybe I'll try this door." She reached for the closest door by her, which of course was locked. "Go fucking figure." She mumbled. "Where is everyone?"
" 'Ello Luv." Toad said in his strong British accent. Airea closed her eyes roughly, "Is this some sort of dream?" She opened her eyes and turned, to find Toad, and Sabertooth looking at her.
"Not a dream, not even a nightmare." Saber smiled.
"Yes we know. Mutants?" Toad finished her sentence.
"No!" She snapped. "You!" She pointed over at Sabertooth, "You were the one in the forest, and you were outside of my house." The long haired man didn't reply. "Where am I? What do you want with me?"
"That's not for us to tell, you Luv." Toad replied standing on two of his feet.
"Then WHO can tell me?!" She yelled viscously at Toad. Who simply responded, "Magneto."
"Magneto? Take me to this Magneto!"
"Follow." Saber growled. With that the two brotherhood mutants, started in the direction which they had previously come from.
"While they do that, I'll be off trying to find a way out of here." She said in a whisper.
As Airea began to basically speed walk, in the other direction Toad looked behind him, seeing no one he figured she'd run off. The spiked haired mutant; opened his mouth and released his tongue. "Oh no you don't." Airea kept walking, but then she was stuck in place/ Looking down she saw something wrapped around her ankle, Toad yanked on his tongue and dragged Airea down. Then starting to pull his tongue and Airea back. Her loud shrieks could be heard all the way around the lair. As Toad got his tongue back, he released Airea's ankle then quickly grabbed her. "What the hell are you doing?"
He threw her over, on his shoulders and started to walk back to Magneto's office. "Now Luv can't have yah runnin' off."
Back in Magneto's office; Sabertooth, Mystique, and a very impatient Magneto sat. As the door opened, Toad tried to calm the girl down. Airea struggled as hard as she
could. "For god sakes put me down!" The green man looked up at his leader, who nodded for him to let go of her. While doing so he pretty much dropped her on the hard ground.
"Greeting Airea, I can tell you don—"
"Where the hell am I?" Her voice changed, "What do you want with me." She was angry, but then more sad, then mad at this point. She had no idea where she was, or who these people were.
"I can assure you, my dear all of your questions shall be answered. First off you are in the brotherhood's lair; I suppose you could call it. You may ask what a brotherhood is. Well it's a group of mutants that believe a war is brewing, between humans' and mutants.' Everyone in this room has their own power; you have probably noticed Sabertooth's, and Toad's." He pointed to a blue skinned lady, "Mystique here, she can copy any mutant,. Mutating into them. My power is that I can, control metal."
"Well that's just wonderful. But I'd like to know how this concerns me, and why I was kidnapped."
"You're a mutant."
"I'm a what?"
Magneto nodded his head, slowly. "That's right, you're a mutant."
"Really, now? Then what's my power?"
Magneto placed a smile on his face. "Your power is that you can…"