Chapter Ten- Stabilization
"What can I say, I love a challenge." Lexa replied.
"Well I have to say I'm pleased you came back, Kane's escape angered my bosses but giving them you will make up for that," one of the agents told her.
"What makes you think you will be able to take me?" Lexa asked, the agent laughed in response.
"We don't have time for this," Shalimar flashed golden eyes and leapt into the air tackling two of the agents knocking them to the ground, Lexa seeing the third agent aiming his gun and knowing her powers were no use against him ran forward trying to reach him before he managed to fire, she heard the shot just as she knocked him over, they fought for a couple of minutes as Lexa tried to get the gun away from him, the gun went off and she watched as he slumped to the floor not caring whether the wound was fatal or not.
Lexa looked round and noticed Shalimar sitting on the floor clutching her arm beside the two unconscious guards. "Oh my god Shal, are you okay?" Lexa asked rushing to her side and kneeling down next her.
"Yeah, it's only a flesh wound the bullet just grazed me, though it hurts like hell," Shalimar winced as Lexa pulled her hand away to exam the wound.
"There's a hell of a lot of blood for a flesh wound Shal, we really need to get out of here before anymore guards appear. Can you walk?"
"Of course I can," she slowly stood leaning slightly on Lexa for support.
"Good," Lexa replied not wanting to think of anything other than getting out of the building so putting her worry to the side she reflected the light around herself and Shalimar so that they became invisible.
Once they arrived back home Lexa helped Shalimar out of the car and into the house. "Jesse, can you give me a hand Shal was shot," Lexa shouted as she helped Shalimar through the front door.
"What! How bad is it?" Jesse asked rushing down the stairs to meet them.
"It's just a graze, there's no need to panic Jess. Lexa give him the serum." Shalimar said trying to hide the pain she was in.
"Lex, take the serum to Adam he's upstairs with Bren, I'll take care of Shal's wound."
"Okay." Lexa smiled weakly before leaving them alone.
"Come on let me have a look at that wound." Jesse said helping her into the kitchen.
"Adam, I've got the serum."
"Good he doesn't have long," Adam replied taking the serum from Lexa outstretched hand and filling a syringe. "Hopefully we should see an improvement soon," he added after injecting the serum into Brennan's arm.
Shalimar and Jesse entered the room about half an hour later. "How's he doing?" She nervously asked.
"Still no change I'm afraid, how bad was the wound on Shalimar's arm?" Adam asked looking over at Jesse.
"Not to bad considering, thankfully the wound wasn't deep enough to need stitches," Jesse explained just as the alarm on the heart monitor starting going off.
"What's happening?" Shalimar shouted.
"I don't know this shouldn't be happening," Adam replied rushing over to Brennan. "Give me a hand Jesse," he added pulling the pillow out from under Brennan's head and starting CPR, they spend the next ten minutes unsuccessfully trying the resuscitate him before Adam turned to Shalimar. "I'm sorry he's gone."
"No he can't be you gave him the serum, how can he be….." she trailed off unable to finish, she slowly sank to the ground sobbing as her legs gave way beneath her. Lexa knelt down beside her pulling her into a comforting embrace, Jesse joined them a moment later wrapping his arms around both of them. Adam reached over and switched off the monitor before quietly exiting the room leaving the three mutants to grieve.
"Come on Shal, why don't we get you go to your room so you can try and get some rest," Jesse quietly said a short while later.
"I'm not leaving him," Shalimar snapped before slowly standing and walking over to the bed lying down next to Brennan.
"Jesse lets leave her alone for a bit, to say goodbye." Lexa whispered taking his arm and heading out the door.
Shalimar watched them leave before turning sad tear filled eyes onto Brennan she reached over and placed her hand on top of his and was surprised to feel a jolt of electricity run up her arm, "Bren?" She jumped up off the bed and ran into the hallway. "Adam come quickly Brennan's alive!"
"Shalimar calm down." Adam said as she ran right into him.
"But Adam he's alive I felt a spark of electricity when I touched his hand," she could contain her excitement as she dragged him into the room.
"Shalimar its probably just some residual energy," he looked over at the bed. "I don't believe it," he added as he watched Brennan convulsing with blue sparks running up and down his body.
"What Happening?" Shalimar asked.
"I don't know," Adam said, perplexed.
A few minutes passed before Adam walked over to Brennan who was now lying still, he placed is fingers on his neck feeling for a pulse. "I don't understand how but I think his mutation must his kicked started his heart."
"You mean he's going to be okay," Shalimar asked.
"Yes I think he is," he barely got the words out before Shalimar flung her arms around him tears of joy rolling down her face.
"What's going on," Jesse asked as he and Lexa walked into the room after hearing all the commotion.
"Brennan's alive," Shalimar almost shouted.
"How is that possible?" Lexa asked, unable to believe what she was being told.
"I don't know but let's just be thankful…." Adam began to say when a soft groan interrupted him.
"Bren," Shalimar choked wrapping her arm around him.
"Hey, what happened?" he groggily asked.
"Your powers overloaded but don't worry you'll be fine," Adam replied not wanted to go into to much detail until he was feeling a little better.
"Shal?" Brennan questioned hearing her sob.
"Sorry I'm just glad your okay," she sat up before leaning down and softly kissed him.
"We'll leave you to get some rest and I'll come back and check on you later." Adam said ushering everyone out.
"It's good to see you awake, bro." Jesse said before heading out into the hallway.
"Yeah the place was to quiet without you, Sparky." Lexa added following Jesse.
"You're not leaving, are you?" Brennan asked as Shalimar stood.
"No I'm just moving to the other side of the bed," she smiled as she walked round the bed lying down next to him as he slowly turned to face her. "You scared me," she added emotion thick in her voice.
"I thought I had lost you," she choked unable to stop herself from crying.
"Shhh. I'm here and I'm not going anywhere." he said gently wiping the tears from her face.
"You died Brennan." She said her voice just above a whisper.
"I'm alive Shal, see," he placed her hand over his heart.
"Yeah, just don't ever scare me like that again."
He nodded in response.
"I love you, Bren."
"I love you too," he leaned forward and kissed her softly at first and then more passionately.
"You are supposed to be resting," she told him breaking the kiss, resting her head on his chest and wrapping her arm around his waist.
"I know," he kissed the top of her head before closing his eyes and drifting off to sleep.
It was a couple of days later Brennan was almost fully recovered and everyone was enjoying the quiet life. Adam took a deep breath before walking out onto the porch to see Shalimar lying across the bench with her head resting on Brennan's lap while he absently played with her hair and Jesse sitting on a step with Lexa next to him.
"I wanted to talk to the four of you about something."
"Sounds serious," Shalimar frowned as she sat up.
"Yes and no," he paused. "I wanted to ask you how you all feel about starting up Mutant X again."
"Adam Sanctuary is gone; we don't have the Helix anymore and we lost a lot the new mutant database," Lexa commented in response.
"I never said it would be easy but Sanctuary and the Helix can be replaced and with a little hard work we can rebuild the database."
"What about you are you going to join us?" Shalimar asked him.
"Short term until you are all settled them I'm going to join Jasper's team they need my help to take down the Creator."
"What if we don't want to be a part of it anymore? I mean look what we have all just been through."
"Its okay Shalimar, no one is going to force you Brennan it is up to each of you as to what you want to do. If you all want to go off and have a normal life that's fine but if you decide to continue the battle we will have a lot of hard work ahead of us."
"I don't know about the rest of you but I'm all for continuing there is a lot of mutants out there who still need our help." Jesse said looking around at the others.
"Yeah, I've never been afraid of a little hard work." Lexa agreed.
"I'm in." Shalimar added.
"Brennan?" Adam asked.
"Who needs a normal life?" Brennan grinned.
"Yeah, you'd just end up in jail anyway, Sparky," Lexa joked as she made her way back inside causing the others to laugh.
"Hey!" Brennan protested.
"She only kidding Bren," Shalimar smiled wrapping her arms around his neck and pulling him down into a kiss.
"Get a room you two." Jesse rolled his eyes before following Lexa and Adam inside.
"So are you really okay with this?" Shalimar nervously asked.
"Of course, I love you Shal if you want to do this I'm with you all the way and if you want to run off and live the quiet life I'm all for that too, so long as I have you I'm happy."
"I love you too and thank you."
Well that is part one complete. What do you think?
Here is a small summary for part two in the Soul Mates series…
Soul Mates – Love, Mistakes and Heartaches
The team move into their new home and Mutant X is back in business.
The team deal with new challenges and their fight against the Dominion continues.
Brennan's past comes back to haunt him when he runs into an old friend and the secrets he keeps threatens to tear his relationship with Shalimar apart.
Is their love for each other strong enough?
Shalimar fears the prophesy she was given is coming true when one of the team members is turned against the other and as a result another one of them is seriously injured. (Just to clear up any confusion I'm taking about the prophesy Bishop gave her at the end of the episode titled The Prophesy 'four will begin, true love will call, one will betray and one will fall')
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