I'm taking ages to give new chapters to you guys. I should nearly be finished the story.


Cold cement pressed against the side of Dawn's head when she woke up. She didn't know what was happening, until she realised she was laying on the ground. Opening her eyes she saw she was in a small prison cell. A small, grey, bed was against the corner. There was also a chair and a small table with a tray. On the tray there was a hunk of bread and a cup of water. The only way out of the room was a door with a sliding slot to look through at the top. On the other side of the room there was a window with steel bars across it. A cold draft and small flakes of snow drifted through the window.

Dawn shivered and tried to remember what had happened last. Then it hit her, all that happened. The last the remembered was Magneto in the door way, then a thunk of something heavy on the back of her head. Groaning, she felt the back of her head and the large lump that was there. She climbed to her feet and stood, shaking.

Looking out of the window, she could only see that she was on the second story. There was a sheer drop that led to an alleyway where heaps of rubbish lined the sides. Sighing, Dawn sat on the uncomfortable bed and checked herself to see if they took anything. She found nothing in her pockets, and none of her clothes had been taken away. Then she noticed the thick silver band around her wrist. Dawn remembered they had clamped it on when she was struggling, and then she couldn't use her mutant powers. She tried to find the clasp to undo it, but there was none. On closed inspection, there wasn't even a line. She tried to pull and push it over her hand, but only resulted in bruising herself.

She found it impossible to undo the bracelet. Seeing the bread, she found herself hungry. Dawn didn't know how long she had been asleep, and they had taken her watch. Picking up the dry bread, she nibbled at the side but put it down again. It was too stale to eat. She searched around the room, looking over everything in the room. On the frame of her metal bed, she found a sharp bit of metal. Dawn pocketed it, thinking it might be useful later on.

She was examining the door when she heard footsteps coming towards her.


Shock drove quickly up the dark drive to Xavier's school. Nearly all the children would be asleep, but he'd be able to talk to the adults. The car skidded to a halt at the front door, and Shock jumped out and ran to the School.

The doors banged as he rushed through. A few of the kids, who were watching TV, came to see what was happening. Only seeing Shock, they grumbled and went back to the lounge room.

Shock searched quickly for any of the teachers. It took him a few minutes to finally find Storm.

Storm didn't know what was wrong with Shock as he came running up to her.

"What's wrong?" She asked, seeing he was pale, "calm down for a moment. Aren't you supposed to be with your parents?"

Shock took a deep breath and tried to stay calm.

"There's no time, Miss. Munroe," he said quickly, "Dawn has been taken by Mystique and Magneto"

Storm gave Shock a long stare.

"Are you sure you're alright?" she put the back of her hand against his forehead, "you might have a fever"

Shock tore Storm's hand of his head.

"I don't have a fever. We have to go right now"

Storm was about to say something else, when she looked over Shock's shoulder. Shock turned to see what she was looking at.

Professor Xavier was in the hallway sitting on his wheelchair, he wheeled it a few steps closer.

"What seems to be the trouble?" he asked calmly.

Shock sighed in relief. Xavier would sort it all out.


John walked quickly down the prison hallway. It was his job to check on the new prisoner. Magneto didn't tell him who it was. John didn't get any information for anyone else, because he had been away for the day and no one felt like talking to him.

"I sure am Mr. Popular today," he said to himself, playing with his lighter in his hands. His walking brought him to the last cell in the hallway. Taking a set of keys he flipped through them and selected one. As he put the key in the lock, he heard a shuffling on the other side of the door. When he lent against the door to open it, he found the pale face of Dawn staring at him from where she was near the door. John quickly closed the door again and lent against it.

Why didn't they tell me it was Dawn? He asked himself. They kidnapped her.

A pounding from the door made John snap out of his thoughts.

"Hey!" screamed Dawn, "Let me out!" John stood ready at the door again, and opened it.

Dawn stepped away from the door as John came in. He shut it behind himself.

"I know you," Dawn said, looking a John, "you're Pyro. Shock told me some things about you. You were there the first time I met Magneto"

John nodded,

"Why are you here?" he asked. Dawn shrugged and sat down on the bed.

"If you don't know, then my guess is good as yours". The silence dragged on.

"Are you going to get me out?" Dawn asked suddenly, staring at John. John sighed.

"I would do anything to help you, but if you escaped Magneto would know I did it," he said, sitting next to Dawn on the hard bed. Dawn looked sad.

"How would they know it was you, maybe you could frame someone else. Maybe…." She trailed off. John shook his head.

"Magneto would know it was me, because…. Because, I like…." John stopped mid sentence when he realised what he was saying. He couldn't just tell Dawn he had feelings for her. Dawn looked at him, waiting for him to go on. John just stood up and went to the door.

"I'll be back tomorrow, I'll try to get some more information for you," He mumbled as he went out the door and locked it on the other side. John was only a few meters away when Dawn started pounding on the door.

"Come back John!" she yelled at him, "let me out!"

John quickened his pace down the long hallway, Dawn's threats following him.


"I'm sorry, Shock, there's nothing we can do". Xavier's words didn't register with Shock for a second. When they did, he got angry.

"What do you mean, there's nothing we can do?" He shouted. Xavier held up a hand to stop him.

"You know I can't find Dawn because of her mind block. We also don't have any proof that she's with Magneto. Even then, we don't know where he is holding her," he said calmly.

Shock was breathing hard.

"If you won't do anything, then I will," Shock said fiercely. He turned to walk away, but Xavier stopped him again.

"What will you do, Shock? There is nothing you can do," he said matter-of-factly, "the best thing to do is stay here with us, and if we get any clues we'll get her straight away. I also swear to try and contact her mentally everyday"

Shock's breathing slowed and he sighed loudly.

"I don't like this at all," Shock said, walking away again.


Oh, chapter... I'm such a knob head for not writing a chapter sooner...

Thank you all for reviewing. The end of Tides of Dawn is drawing closer!

:shrug: I don't think it's much of a good story anyways… Mary Sue galore!