The Chaos Factor – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 — Chaos Goeth

Mar 15, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – The X-Ternals’ Compound – The Infirmary

“What is the point of all of this?”  Tara asked, trying to catch her breath.

“You said you didn’t know any of these people, so I’m introducing you to them,” the other JT stated as his eyes started to glow again as Tara turned her head away.

“Please continue,” Tara stated, looking down.

“Moving along then.  I’m sure you remember the wimpy Carter Sellars,” the other JT stated, looking down as he sighed.  “For all the power he has to control the weather, he was never able to handle a fight as Cyclone.”

“He’s not a wimp, he just doesn’t believe in fighting like the rest of us do,” Tara stated as the other JT shook his head.

“If it wasn’t for his actions, the Prince never would’ve been injured by Master Power and had to wear that suit of armor that Paul Stanton now wears as Golem,” the other JT stated as he and Tara floated to the next person.  “Do you remember little Jordan Logan, if not, here he is, all grown up.  He’s not so little now.  He’s a full-grown man, he even has hair down there now.”

“Psi Lad,” Tara stated as a few tears fell from her eyes.

“No woman, don’t you shed tears for that little fuck up!”  The other JT snapped, his eyes flaring with energy as Tara screamed out.  “Everything happens for a reason… Doesn’t it?”

“He didn’t deserve to lose his family the way he did,” Tara stated as she sighed and then sniffled.  “Why are you doing this?”

“I’m doing this to show you why I’m here right now,” the other JT stated as the room shook as debris fell from the ceiling.  “Shall we continue now or do you want to whine some more?”

“I wasn’t whining,” Tara stated as the other JT looked at her as his eyes flared with energy, shocking her as she held her composure, not giving him the satisfaction of her screaming out.

“Now we come to Barbara Parks, the joke of the team,” the other JT stated as he shook his head.  “All she was ever good for doing was making mixed drinks with her powers.  She could’ve been so much more, but she was scared of her potential.  Glad I finally put her out of her damn misery.”

“What’s really the point to all of this Chaos?”  Tara asked as the other JT shook his head again.

“Don’t interrupt me!”  The other JT screamed as his eyes flared with energy as Tara screamed out this time.  “Moving along now, we get to Telly Scott.  He’s been going by the name Helix, but he doesn’t know what that really means.  He’s been the resident teleporter for the team for a very long time, but the Prince could’ve provided transport for you all, without the drama and the comedic antics that he created for so long.”

“You have a point there,” Tara stated as the other JT looked at her again.

“That guy has the biggest and rudest mouth of the south.  You know the guy thinks he knows everything, but he really doesn’t, but I do.  Sometimes I wonder why the Prince allowed him to remain around here for so long.  Then again, I wonder why the Prince remained here with you all for so long.”

“He remained here because he likes u and he likes helping people,” Tara stated, closing her eyes, fearing that she would be punished for speaking.

“Maybe you are right,” the other JT stated as the two of them floated over to where A’Mora was suspended.  “The Princess of Endor, A’Mora Asland… a real princess, a real princess, just like the prince and she’s here among the rest of you.  I think she could’ve used her magical powers differently, but instead of making herself happy, she chose to fight like the rest of you do, keeping the prince from experiencing his desires.”

“There are other things in this world besides experiencing desires Chaos,” Tara stated as the other JT shook his head again and then turned to face her, slapping her across the face.  “Did you enjoy hitting me Chaos?”

“Yes, I enjoyed that,” the other JT replied, smiling.  “You’re making Chaos very happy with your actions.”

“Much obliged, I’m sure,” Tara stated as the energy cage around JT and Necroloque’s bodies flickered a bit.  “Who’s this guy?”

“This is Benjamin Kane, his name is Lightspeed.  I thought you knew him,” the other JT stated, looking at Tara strangely as they floated past the man.  “This is his stripper girlfriend, Tamara Knight.  She’s a superhero by day and a stripper queen at night.  Instead of calling herself MidKnight, she should’ve just called herself Stripper Girl.  It seems all she’s good for is taking her clothes off.”

“I already know Tyler,” Tara stated as the other JT smiled and then shook his head.

“I don’t know what you saw in Stryker to even bother trying to sex him up.  He’s a confused young man,” the other JT spoke as he shook his head and then laughed.  “Ezra Tyler Sheridan hasn’t been able to make up his mind about what he wants since the day he set food in this place. One minute he likes girls and the next he likes guys.  I guess it depends on how big the dick is that he has to take up his ass.”

“Okay,” Tara said as a few tears fell from her eyes.

“And then we come to that bitch… I mean the witch named Celeste Preston, also known as Malaphyion.  I don’t even know why she came here.  Did she think her puny magicks could stand up to the might of Chaos?”  The other JT asked, moving towards her as he waved his hand at her face as her mouth reappeared as a few energy cages behind them flickered.  “Ah yes, the coveted Mara Drake or what’s her name again… That’s right, her name is Masquerade, like that bad seventies TV shoe.  Mara Drake has been a thorn in my side for a very long time.  Because of her actions, the Prince has been confused about his life, mainly because he believed that if he married her, she would produce the magical children that he met years ago, as if that would ever happen in this life…”

“And that guy there,” Tara stated, noticing that the more the other JT spoke, the more the energy cages behind them flickered.

“This is Kevin Page; he’s an Indian with the ability to heal what he touches.  The Prince met him at a gay activist place and the two became quick friends, but that changed when Kevin Edenfield got in his way.  It seems the Mystic Healer didn’t want anything to do with this team when Kevin Edenfield was around.  Come to find out, the Healer was in love with the Prince, but couldn’t handle his feelings,” the other JT stated as his eyes flared with energy as Tara screamed out.  “That was for you trying to distract me with meaningless thoughts of the past of you and that terrible freak back there.  So, we’re moving along.  We get to Henry Hart, the so-called prankster of the team.  Onyx really cracks me up, but he looked better as a cute little puppy dog.”

“He looked better as a cute little puppy dog?  I didn’t know Hank could change into animals,” Tara stated.

“He can’t, but I changed him into the cute little puppy dog myself,” the other JT stated with a smile.  “So, be careful about what you say to me, I could easily get offended and change you into a mink coat and leave you on a nightstand somewhere.”

“Noted,” Tara stated as the other JT turned around and then waved his hand as a few of the cages moved around.

“I know you remember Kayla Reyes, you were here when she was rescued from the accident that gave her the powers she has right now,” the other JT stated as Tara shook her head.

“What accident are you referring to?”  Tara asked.

“Come on Wonder Woman, I know you remember the fight between Talisman, the Prince and the rest of you that resulted in this young girl gaining her magical powers,” the other JT stated as more energy cages behind him flickered as the one around Necroloque disappeared completely.

“I—I think I remember it now,” Tara stated as the other JT floated over to the next person and then waved his hand as she moved next to him.

“This is Laura Lynn, she is known as Plastyque, but you know that already.  You already know how the Prince met her, since you and Laura hung out in the same places, growing up, both of you being the little common thieves you were on the street,” the other JT stated as Tara shook her head.  “Anyway, that bulky guy there is Mack Unger, he goes by Rock, but I think he’s more like Mud.  The Prince met him in a hospital a few years back, after he was attacked by some thugs at the Mall that you guys used to frequent a lot.  Like you, the Prince used his magic to grant a wish and the pathetic fool wished to be strong so no one would ever pick on him again and viola, that’s what you get in return.”

“I didn’t make a wish to become the way I am,” Tara stated as the other JT shook his head.

“No, you didn’t make a wish, but the Prince did use his magic to give you the powers that you have now, did he not?”  The other JT asked, waving his hand through the air as the area shook.  “Stop interrupting me damn it!”

“I’m sorry,” Tara stated as the other JT’s eyes flared with energy as she screamed out again.

“Now, where was i?  Oh yeah, this is Daniel McCulloch, he gained his powers from his Indian ancestors. On the day of his birth, his grandmother blessed him with the powers of the bear, hence the name Running Bear,” the other JT stated as he smiled and then moved over to where a woman was suspended as Tara gasped.  “Then we come to Amy Ramsey, Phantasma…”

“What happened to her?”  Tara asked.  “Is—is that her arm at her feet?”

“Why yes, that’s her robotic arm down at her feet,” the other JT replied, smiling as he shook his head.  “I told you to stop interrupting me!”

“I’m sorry,” Tara replied as the other JT’s eyes flared with energy once more as she screamed out again, her torture session lasting longer than the others.  “Please… Please stop!  I—I can’t take any more of this!”

“Now we come to the famous twins… who, in their right mind, would give their children the same damn first name?  I guess we would have to ask the mother of Andrew Brett and Andrew Bradley Claybourne to get that answer,” the other JT stated as Tara smiled weakly.

“He prefers to be called Andy and he prefers to be called Drew!”  JT screamed, stabbing the other JT in the back with his psychic sword as Necroloque floated down behind him.

“You!”  The other JT screamed, moving away from JT and Necroloque quickly as he turned around as the wound in his chest emanated psychic energy from his chest and back.  “How—how are you free right now?”

“Nope, we’re asking the questions now,” JT stated as he looked around.  “It seems you have everyone here, but where is Donna?  Why isn’t she here?”

“She’s not here because I couldn’t find her again,” the other JT replied as he looked up at JT.  “Is that because she went crazy and killed herself or…”

“What did you do to her?”  JT asked, floating closer to the other JT.

“I didn’t do anything to her at all,” the other JT replied.  “She did it to herself.”

“No, you had to do something to her!”  JT screamed, holding his psychic blade out in front of him.

“The only thing I did was remove the psychic blockers you had in her mind, restricting her powers from her use,” the other JT stated with a smile as the psychic energy continued to flare around his wound.

“Oh no, you didn’t!”  JT screamed, shaking his head.

“What’s that for JT?”  Tara asked as JT frowned.

“She—she couldn’t handle all the power she possessed,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “She—she probably went insane and…”

“And killed herself because she couldn’t handle all the voices in her head,” the other JT said with a smile on his face as he got back up on his feet.

“You monster!”  JT screamed, lunging towards the other JT again as he stabbed the psychic sword through his head.

“Oh God, no, the deathblow!”  Necroloque screamed as the other JT screamed out as energy and ribbon flared around JT’s body.

“What—what’s happening?  My—my transformation is coming undone!”  JT screamed out, as he, Tara and the other JT fell to the floor as all the energy cages above flickered and then disappeared.

“Tara, I think you need to do your thing,” Necroloque stated as Tara got up off the floor and then spun around in a circle as her body exploded in light, changing her into Amazon.

“Necroloque, what’s going on here?”  Tara asked, looking at JT and the other JT’s body that lay on the floor.

“I don’t know, but I think we’re about to get some answers,” Necroloque stated, moving over to JT’s body, kneeling down and caressing his face.  “Come on my boy, talk to me… What’s going on here?”

“It—it’s a demonphages,” JT spoke as the energy and ribbon hung off his body.  “It’s a demonphages that was created from my psychic essence that was left behind in Limbo that had mingled with the soul energies of Limbo also.  In a sense, it really was me, just not the flesh and blood me.  I—I did this Uncle, I did this.  I hurt so many people with my anger…”

“No my boy, you didn’t do this,” Necroloque stated as he shook his head, a few tears falling from his eyes.

“Donna, I can’t sense Donna anywhere on the planet,” JT stated as Necroloque’s eyes glowed.

“That’s because she’s not on this planet anymore my boy,” Necroloque stated as JT screamed out as psychic energy emanated around his body, taking on the form of a giant bird as it expanded so much that it enveloped all the people in the area, connecting their minds and souls to one another.

All it once, all the things JT felt was experienced by all the members of the X-Ternals that were in the room with him.  Screaming out, his tears fell as psychic energy set the building on fire.  Moving away from Necroloque, JT moved into a standing position and then reached behind his back, grabbing for air as his scepter appeared.

‘My boy, what are you doing?’  Necroloque telepathically spoke to JT, not getting a response.

“Necroloque, what’s going on?  What’s he doing?”  Tara asked as she and A’Mora moved over to where Necroloque stood, figuring out what was about to happen and then making a move to get to JT, not reaching him in time.

“I can’t allow this… Saturn!  Silent World!”  JT screamed as he threw the scepter into the air as it glowed brightly, the energy bathing everything around them all.

“No!”  Necroloque screamed, flying through the air as fast as he could, grabbing the scepter as he struggled to hold onto it as the energy expelled from it, blinding him, keeping him from seeing what was happening around him.

“JT, what have you done?”  A’Mora asked, reaching him first.

“All of this is my fault,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “None of this would have happened if I’d just stay away from you guys and never met any of you.”

“So, you think destroying the world is going to change that?”  A’Mora asked as JT nodded his head.  “You’re crazier than any of us ever thought!”

“Maybe so, but when I’m done, none of you will know me, never have met me,” JT stated as Necroloque landed down on the floor a few feet away from him.

“My boy, you have released energies that must be stopped,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.

“Let the world be rewritten without me in it,” JT stated as Tara and A’Mora looked at him strangely.

“You are crazy!”  Tara screamed.  “I didn’t let you turn me into Wonder Woman, so you could just off yourself!”

“You turned into Wonder Woman so you could help people that couldn’t help themselves,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “I can’t be helped anymore.”

“Destroying this world isn’t the answer damn it!”  Tara screamed, grabbing JT by the collar of his shirt and shaking him like a ragdoll.  “Stop your damn scepter before it kills us all!”

“I won’t,” JT stated as everything froze around him and Tara.

“What the hell is going on?”  Tara asked, noticing that things around them had stopped moving.  “We’re still moving, but everything else has stopped.”

“I take it this is one of the Elders’ doing,” JT stated as he got up off the floor as he turned around.  “They don’t want this place destroyed; they are doing what they need to—to keep this place protected.”

“They have a right to do what’s needed to keep this place protected JT,” Tara stated as she looked around as Necroloque appeared next to them as he handed JT his scepter.

“My boy, this belongs to you, but I suggest you undo what you’ve already done,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head and then accepted his scepter as it glowed brightly.

“I’m not going to undo what I’ve done,” JT stated as he shook his head as the ground rumbled underneath them.  “Because of my actions, a demonphages took on my appearance and tried to kill all my friends and succeeded in driving one to kill herself!  That’s unforgiveable damn it!”

“But you aren’t responsible for this my boy,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.  “You are not responsible for the creation of that demonphages.”

“I might as well be,” JT stated as he shook his head again.  “It was my powers, it came from my domain… It was my anger… My anger caused all of this madness!”

“No my boy, you did not cause this,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.  “Your anger was created by another factor, a chaos factor that had nothing to do with you.”

“A factor that created a thing that called himself Chaos, used my powers against all of my friends and only the heavens know what he did to…” JT trailed off as psychic images were displayed in the area around him as the other JT’s body dissipated into nothingness.

“Let’s just say he did a good job torturing most of us,” Tara stated as she looked down.  “That thing enjoyed zapping me… I can’t say what he did to the others… Besides, it told me that it turned Hank into a dog.”

“Yes, we know about that,” JT stated, shaking his head.

“Well then, I still can’t tell you more than what he told me, except giving me a brief history on how you met most of the team and how he felt about certain members,” Tara stated as JT’s eyes glowed an eerie purple color as Tara’s glowed the same color, indicating that JT used his powers to link with her mind.

“I remained around here for so long because there are times I feel I have no place else to go, that I don’t have a home elsewhere, but here,” JT stated as he looked at Tara.  “Most of you are my friends and after tonight… I don’t know how long that will last.”

“JT, they are your friends… Because of what happened tonight, that’s not going to change,” Tara stated as people started moving around in the area behind them.

“How do you know that for sure Tara?”  JT asked.  “When I got here, they were all blaming me for what happened… What makes you think they’ll believe me when I tell them that a demonphages was behind all of this?”

“Because we all saw things with our own eyes,” A’Mora stated, walking over to where JT and Tara were.  “We all saw and heard the things that went on.  When you connected with us telepathically, we all felt what you felt… We all saw what you saw… When you stabbed your psychic sword through its head, we saw what truly happened.”

“And I still don’t know what to think about what happened to Donna,” JT stated as he looked down as a few tears fell from his eyes.

“You didn’t do it JT,” A’Mora stated, rubbing his shoulders.  “You have to keep in mind that you didn’t do it, but the demonphages did.”

“I know that, but it had my face, my powers,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “When you guys think about all the things it did, you would see my face, not someone…”

“As I said JT, we all know the truth here,” A’Mora stated, leaning in and giving JT a hug as JT looked over her shoulder to see Drew and Andy moving towards them.

“There’s the truth and then there’s the things that happened with all of you,” JT stated as he looked over at Drew and then turned around and looked at Kevin.  “I don’t know what I can do to…”

“There’s nothing anyone can do,” Necroloque stated as he stepped up to JT and looked at him.  “You’re the only one that needs to do something right now.  You need to take back that energy that you released into the universe, before things unfreeze and the world ends.”

“I—I don’t know if I can,” JT stated as he looked down.

“Think about all of us,” Hank stated as he walked up next to JT.  “Thank about all the things none of us would get to do, if the world is destroyed!”

“Think about the lives we would never have with the ones we love,” Andy said as he stepped up next to A’Mora, taking her hand as he looked over at JT and then at Drew.

“Think about our future,” Drew said as he took JT’s hand.  “Think about what we mean to each other.”

“Think about how good life can be, with you here, living it with your friends my boy,” Necroloque stated as he patted JT on the back.

“Okay,” JT stated as he held his scepter up in the air as his eyes glowed brightly.  “Saturn!  Soul, Eternal, Change-Up!  Wise ones of the universe, give me the wisdom, the strength, and the power I need to undo what I have done!”

THE END… For Now At Least

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 7

Chapter 7 — Is It the End or What?

Mar 15, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Infirmary

“Stop!”  Everyone heard, but didn’t see the person the voice belonged to.

“That voice,” Hank said, looking around.  “It sounded like Michura, but—but no one has seen or heard from her since the other night, after the fake comet sighting caper.”

“Now now, where do you freaks think you’re running off to?  You know I’m not going to let you get away from me.  I’m all power now!  I’ve told you fools many times before that I would kill all of you and I meant what I said,” JT stated, his eyes crackling with energy while glowing an eerie red color.

“No!  I’m not going to let you do such a thing my boy,” Necroloque stated, waving his hand in JT’s direction, using his magic to wrap JT in eldritch bands, holding him tight.

“Let me go old man!”  JT screamed, his eyes glowing brightly as he struggled to get free.  “Let me go or I’ll sear the flesh from your bones with my powers!”

“No my boy, I’m not going to let you go,” Necroloque stated as the area filled with water, catching all of them by surprise and disrupting Necroloque’s concentration as the eldritch bands around JT’s body dissipated.  “What’s happening?  What’s with all this water?”

“Michura,” Hank spoke, looking around.  “Michura!”

(<SPLINGK>)

“Star Heart Power, Transform!”  Joey screamed, appearing in a blinding flash of light as he transformed into Legacy StarHeart.

“What the… another one,” Necroloque stated, looking at Joey strangely as he looked over at JT.  “Why am I the last to know when a new chosen one is discovered?”

“Hmph, I take it JT didn’t tell you about this guy,” A’Mora stated as the light faded away from Joey’s body.

“Why am I here?”  Joey asked, looking around.  “I—I was at my hotel, in my room, minding my own damn business when I heard this voice telling me that I needed to be here and then the next thing I know, here I am.”

“Hmmmm, it couldn’t have been Divine,” Necroloque stated, looking down as JT’s eyes glowed as his body floated upward.  “Oh no you don’t!”

“Stop!”  Everyone heard again, but didn’t see the person the voice belonged to.

“Michura, if that’s you, please show yourself if you can,” Hank stated, looking around again.

“I don’t think it’s Atlantis,” Joey stated as Hank looked at him.

“You look good in that costume by the way,” Hank stated with a smile on his face.

“There’s no time for that,” Joey said, looking over at Hank as he shook his head.  “I see that you’re okay, after being knocked on your ass by him.”

“I’m fine,” Hank stated, looking down.  “Thanks for bringing that back up.”

“You’re welcome,” Joey replied as JT floated down to the floor.

“So, it’s all true then… Joey is like JT.  He looks really cool in that costume.  He looks like one of the Legacy Chosen members that I’ve actually gotten the chance to see,” Barbara stated, staring at Joey.

“Hello Joey,” JT spoke, stepping closer to Joey as Joey stepped backwards.  “I heard that you left here in a huff.”

“Yeah, I left here, you tried to kill your best friend,” Joey stated as JT shook his head.

“No, I didn’t’ do that, it wasn’t me,” JT stated as his eyes stopped glowing.  “I haven’t been here since the beginning of February.  I haven’t been here to do anything to cause you to leave here in a huff.”

“That’s a lie, you—you struck Hank with some kind of energy,” Joey stated as JT shook his head.

“No Joey, that wasn’t me,” JT stated as he looked down, shaking his head again.  “I—I can see the images in your mind, but that person… the thing that was with you, while you were here, it wasn’t me.”

“It looked like you, sounded like you, acted like you… it was you,” Joey stated as JT sighed and then looked over at Necroloque and then back to Joey.

“I’m really sorry Joey, but that thing wasn’t me,” JT stated as he turned away from Joey with a sad expression on his face.

“I don’t believe you, you’re Demonloque right now.  Where is the real JT?!”  Joey demanded as JT turned around quickly.

“No, you still have me confused with someone else.  I may be wearing the garb of Demonloque, but I’m pretty much me… I’m myself,” JT stated as his right hand crackled with energy as a psychic dagger appeared in the left hand.

“Come on my boy, what’s on your mind right now?”  Necroloque asked as A’Mora and Hank stepped away from JT and Joey.

“I—I might not know how to use the powers that I have, but I’m not going to let you scare me here.  I’m not going to allow you to hurt me or anyone else here!”  Joey screamed, stepping backwards, bumping into Hank.

“Look, you’re not going to change what’s already happened here, so you might as well be quiet and just stay out of the way,” JT stated, glaring at Joey as he walked past him.  “This stuff is out of your league anyway, so just go on back to wherever it was you came from.  I think we can handle this ourselves.”

“No!  Star Heart Reflection!”  Joey screamed as beams of energy projected from his eyes, zapping JT, knocking him backwards against the wall.  “I’m not going to give you the chance to attack me or anyone else here, the way you attacked Hank that night!”

“Oh here we go,” A’Mora stated, shaking her head as JT got up off the floor and then dusted off his clothing as he turned and walked towards Joey.

“Stop this Joey, you don’t want to do this.  Don’t be trying to hurt me,” JT stated as Necroloque watched the interaction between the two men.

“This isn’t going to end well,” Hank stated, shaking his head.

“It’s about to end right now,” JT stated as he spun around in a circle as energy and ribbon flared around his body.  “Star Prism Power!”

“Oh great, it’s really about to hit the fan now,” Hank said as he looked around.  “Joey man, you might as well give it up and just surrender.”

“I am Legacy Saturn!”  JT screamed, standing before Joey as his eyes crackled with energy.  “Don’t make me end this Joey.  Please don’t make me do this.”

“I—I thought you were… I thought you were Demonloque,” Joey stated as he looked down.  “I—I was trying… I thought… I was trying to stop your evil side.”

“Yet, I told you multiple times that I wasn’t Demonloque and that I wasn’t the person or the thing that had attacked Hank, yet you didn’t listen to me at all,” JT stated, shaking his head as Joey looked down.

“So, if you aren’t the person that attacked Hank, then that means you’re not the person I made love with,” Joey spoke as JT sighed, looked down and then shook his head.  “Oh God!  Who in the hell was I with?”

(<ZAMF>)

“That would have been me fat boy,” They all heard as the other JT appeared in the room as Hank and A’Mora both jumped backwards and then covered their mouths.

“You!”  Joey screamed, taking on a fighting stance as he raised his hand as the other JT shook his head and then waved his hand in Joey’s direction, using his powers to send Joey crashing into the wall head first.

“No you, the pathetic weakling,” the other JT spoke as JT, Necroloque, A’Mora, Barbara and Hank watched.

“Who are you?”  JT asked, stepping closer to the other JT.

“No need to ask, I am you,” the other JT answered with a smirk.

“No, you’re not me, you can’t be,” JT stated, reaching out to touch the other JT as his hand sparkled with energy.

“No my boy, don’t you dare touch it!”  Necroloque screamed as JT snatched his hand back as the other JT smiled and then turned his attention to Necroloque.

“I’m getting really tired of your meddling Lord,” the other JT said with a sly smile on his face.  “I guess I’ll have to take care of you like I took care of Donna, Drew, Kevin, Paul and Michura.”

“What!  What did you do to them?”  Hank asked as A’Mora had to hold him back.  “Where’s Donna?”

“Like you really care about Donna, you’re a faggot!”  The other JT yelled as Hank shook his head.

“Where’s Donna!”  Hank screamed.

“She’s around here somewhere,” the other JT replied, laughing as he waved his hand at Hank dismissively.  “But I’m sure she won’t be any use to any of you.  You see, her mind is not around here with her.”

“What!  What is that supposed to mean?”  Hank asked, looking at the other JT strangely as realization kicked in.  “Why you lousy…”

“I’m not too keen about you people making too much noise around here,” the other JT said as Hank’s mouth disappeared from his face.  “Does anyone else want to lose the ability to speak?  If so, please speak up and I’ll be happy to remedy that situation for you.”

“What in the hell are you doing?”  JT asked, his eyes glowing brightly.  “Oh my God, what have you done to Drew, Kevin and the others?  I—I can see the remains of what you did to Kevin!”

“Apparently you didn’t listen to me.  I just said I wasn’t too keen of people making loud noises!”  The other JT screamed as he waved his hand in JT’s direction as JT’s eyes glowed brightly as the other JT was thrown against the opposite end of the room, crashing into the wall.  “You—you were able to touch me… how?”

“I can telekinetically touch anything,” JT stated as he floated backwards.  “I think it’s time for an upgrade around here!”

“No my boy,” Necroloque said as he shook his head as JT turned around and then reached behind his back, grabbing for air as his scepter appeared.

“I must do this Uncle… Saturn!  Soul Eternal Change Up!”  JT screamed as energy and ribbon flared around his body as his clothing changed as his body glowed brightly as the other JT got up off the floor.

“I’m not going to allow you to stop me Prince!”  The other JT screamed, waving his hand in JT’s direction.

“Saturn!  Silent…” JT started, but stopped in mid-sentence.

“That’s right, there will be silence,” the other JT spoke as he held his hand out at JT as it seemed he was frozen in place.

“What in the hell is happening?”  Hank asked, looking up from the spot he was hiding from under the exam table.

“Chaos,” Necroloque stated, floating up towards the other JT.  “You must stop what you’re doing, before you destroy this plane of existence.  Your use of magic and energy is disrupting the spiritual balance of this plane.  Please stop before…”

“Never!”  The other JT snapped, waving his other hand at Necroloque, sending him crashing down to the floor.

“Look Chaos, you can’t keep doing this.  The spiritual plane is becoming fluid with your use of magic and energy,” Celeste spoke, appearing near the other JT.  “You must…”

“No Malaphyion, I’m not going to stop, you will!”  The other JT snapped, his eyes crackling with energy.  “You won’t be controlling the outcome of anything here today.  Your magic can’t save you or anyone else here tonight!”

“Chaos please… You must stop what you’re doing,” Celeste stated as her eyes glowed.  “If you continue what you’re doing, there won’t be a world for any of…”

“Silence!”  The other JT screamed, waving his hand at Celeste, using his powers to knock her down to the floor as her mouth disappeared from her face.  “There will be silence here!”

“Leave her alone!”  A’Mora screamed as a crystal-like substance appeared around her body as the other JT shook his head.

“As I said, there will be silence here!  She no longer has a mouth to speak spells.  There’s no way for any of you to stop me,” the other JT stated with a smile.  “I’ve already stopped the Prince and I have silenced all of your heavy hitters.  What are you going to do now X-Ternals?”

“Oh no, what’re we going to do now?”  Barbara asked, looking around as Hank shook his head as A’Mora stood behind her crystal-like shield, protecting herself from the other JT’s powers.  “It seems that JT and his uncle, working together was our strongest ploy, but we need something else.”

“There isn’t anything else,” A’Mora stated as Barbara shook her head and then lashed out at the other JT with her ice powers.  “No!”

“You bitch!  Do you really think your ice bolts are going to stop me?  I have survived far worse attacks than this!  Sit down in your little corner and don’t move from there!”  The other JT snapped, waving his hand at Barbara, using his powers to zap her, sending her body crashing into the wall, shattering into many pieces as she lay lifeless.

“Guys, I think we better make a run for it here,” A’Mora stated, grabbing Hank’s hand, helping him off the floor as scratched at his face where his mouth was supposed to be.

“Hey now, I thought I turned you into a puppy dog once,” the other JT said as he snapped his fingers as Hank’s body glowed as A’Mora let out a blood-curdling scream as the glow around Hank’s body disappeared and Hank was once again a dog.  “There’s nothing you people can really do to stop me, I have already defeated all of you!”

“Please Chaos, please tell us what it is that you want,” A’Mora stated, walking around JT and got in front of the other JT as she watched how JT and his uncle floated in mid-air, not moving.

“That’s very simple woman, I want everything and I want nothing,” the other JT stated as his eyes crackled with energy.  “I know what you’re trying to do here A’Mora Asland.  You can’t do what you’re planning.  I know every possible plan that you can try to use against me.  I am a telepath!”

“Yes, we all know that you’re a telepath Chaos,” A’Mora stated, sighing.  “is that why you hurt Donna and Drew, because they are telepaths too?”

“No!”  The other JT screamed as his eyes flared with energy as A’Mora went flying across the room, knocking her into a wall as she slid down it to the floor, the sound of bones breaking could be heard.

“Owwww!”  A’Mora screamed, leaning up on her elbows a bit as she tried to move into a sitting position on the floor as the blood poured from a wound on her side.  “Why are you hurting us like this?”

“I’m hurting you all for the years that you all hurt me,” the other JT stated as A’Mora looked at him strangely.

“How could any of us hurt you, when we don’t even know you?”  A’Mora asked, coughing up some blood as she groaned and then lay down on the floor.

“You all know me very well bitch!”  The other JT screamed, zapping A’Mora with a bolt of energy, sending her body slamming into the wall again as she groaned and her eyes closed.

Somewhere Else in the Compound

Tara Kent’s POV

“What in the hell is going on around this place?”  I asked, walking through the corridors, trying to find some signs of life.

Is there anyone alive in this place?  The place is dark, darker than some of the caves in Limbo I’ve seen.  This place looks like a bomb went off in here.  Hell, if it wasn’t for that big ass hole in the damn exterior wall, I don’t think I would’ve been able to get into this place, since I couldn’t raise anyone on the communicator to allow me authorization to the entrance on the other side of town.

“What happened in this place?  It seems… feels like I’ve been walking around here forever.  Where is everyone at?”  I asked, pressing buttons on the communicator, but still, nobody responded.

Damn, is this thing even working right now or what?  I’ve tried contacting all the active members of the team and no one is answering me.  What could be going on right now, to keep someone from answering the damn line?  If something is going on, shouldn’t someone be answering this thing to inform others of what’s happening?

“This all seems spooky to me… I feel like there’s a whole lot wrong in this place,” I said aloud as I stopped at JT’s living quarters, pressed the button to open the door and then looked around inside, but no one was there.

I’m really not liking the way I feel right now.  When I feel like this, it normally means that there’s something terribly wrong and I end up getting busy as Wonder Woman.  Walking down the corridor, I checked through all the other living quarters and I didn’t see anyone in those either.  It’s the middle of the damn night.  Where are these people at?  I checked the command center when I felt through that damn hole in the wall and no one was there either.  Hell, there wasn’t any clues to what actually happened to produce the giant hole in the wall and why this place looks the way it does.

“I’m shocked that no one was on monitor duty,” I said, stopping at the end of the corridor.  “That’s probably the reason why no one would let me in, because they didn’t know I was down there, trying to get in.”

I’ve checked all the places that you would expect to find people in and I’ve come up with nothing.  They’re not in the command center, the combat room or in the entertainment theatre.  What’s going on around this place?  The way things feel around me, it’s like this place has been deserted and hasn’t been inhabited for some time.  I know that can’t be the case here, I was just here the other day.  If the team moved someplace else, I’m sure someone would’ve told me.

“I guess they would’ve told me if they were… Hey, I haven’t checked the infirmary yet,” I said, turning around as I headed towards the elevator as the communicator thing started blinking.

Hmmm, why is the communicator blinking like that?  Is that a sign that I should recognize?  The indicator light is blinking, but I don’t know why.  Oh well, I still haven’t checked the infirmary yet, so I’m headed there to see what I find.

A Few Minutes Later – The Infirmary

“Well hello there Wonder Woman,” Tara Kent heard as she entered the room.  “You should know by now that you can’t sneak up on a telepath.”

“I wasn’t trying to sneak up on you J,” Tara stated, walking around JT to see what was happening in the room as she stopped in her tracks and then covered her mouth.  “There are two of… What in the hell is going on here J?”

“No, it’s not hell yet, but almost,” the other JT stated, floating down to the floor as he approached Tara slowly.  “I’m so happy to see you Wonder Woman.  Are you ready to be added to my collection?”

“Am I ready to be added to your collection of what?”  Tara asked, looking around as the other JT pointed up as she looked up to see all the members of the team, suspended above the two of them in what looked like cages made of energy.  “JT, what’s going on here?”

“I’m not your precious JT, I am Chaos!  Don’t you like the name, I like it!”  The other JT screamed as the area shook and vibrated as Tara flinched backwards a bit.

“Okay Chaos, what’s going on here?  Why is everyone up there, suspended in those cages like that?”  Tara asked.

“They’re up there, because that’s where I put them,” the other JT responded, his eyes crackling with energy.  “Pretty soon, you’ll be up there with them.”

“But why are you doing this Chaos?”  Tara asked, backing away from the other JT as he smiled and then walked towards her.  “Please stop this, whatever the hell this is.”

“I can’t stop this,” the other JT stated as his eyes started to flare with energy.

“Why can’t you?  What have you done to them?  Who are all of those people anyway?”  Tara asked, not knowing everyone that was held prisoner.

“My dear, those people are the X-Ternals… or I would like to call them, the people that have caused the Prince to be taken away from his true desires, to handle mundane duties—duties that didn’t allow him to experience life to the fullest, the way he should have,” the other JT stated as Tara looked at him strangely.

“But who are all of these people Chaos?”  Tara asked, looking around again.  “All these people, they can’t all be members of the X-Ternals.”

“But they are Wonder Woman,” the other JT stated as he waved his hand at Tara as she moved closer to him as the two of them floated into the air.

“You’re hurting me,” Tara spoke as the other JT smiled as they continued floating upward.

“We’ll start here,” the other JT stated as he stopped in front of the first cage.  “This is Jennifer Blake, also known as Amaryllis.  She met the Prince a long time ago when you all were kids.  She ended up a friend of his, mainly because her mother was abusive to her and the Prince felt a kinship to her.”

“Owww,” Tara groaned as the other JT smiled again.

“This is Michura Hino, an Asian young woman that has seen too much hurt in her life.  After hanging around the Prince and learning to use her powers—powers she gained from being experimented on by her father and other men that worked for him, she took on the name Atlantis, after the Atlantis Corporation that shut down the company that ended her father’s life,” the other JT explained with an evil smirk on his face.  “If she had never splashed down at his feet, while he was at the beach that summer the two of them met, she wouldn’t be a part of his life right now.  If it hadn’t been for the thoughts of her being sexually abused by those men, calling out to the Prince, he probably wouldn’t have given two cents about her life.”

“That’s not true,” Tara stated as the other JT turned to face her.

“That is true,” the other JT stated.  “He was trying to have a good time, but he couldn’t do that because her thoughts of being sexually abused by others called out to him.  He had no choice but to help her get away from that terror, regardless of the terrors he’s faced in his own life.”

“JT enjoys helping other people,” Tara stated as the other JT shook his head.

“That’s the problem,” the other JT stated, waving his hand as the two of them moved on to the next person.  “This is Wanda Langley, the bitch that tried to use her magicks to get rid of me.  Someone should have told her to stop while she was ahead of the game.  Isn’t it sad that she shares her soul with another…”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about Chaos,” Tara stated as the other JT’s eyes glowed as she screamed out.  “I… My mind can’t handle all of the images, make them stop… Please make them stop!”

“Next, we have Prudence Rast, what a prude she can be, but you probably know her as Bliss.  Bliss came into the Prince’s life because she thought he was a straight man and she was going to use her powers against him, to get his money.  Bad move on her part,” the other JT stated, shaking his head.  “Someone should have told her that the Prince likes dick way too much to ever change over.”

“You don’t have to be crass about this Chaos,” Tara stated as the other JT shook his head as she screamed out.

“Don’t interrupt me while I’m experiencing a moment here!”  The other JT screamed out as his eyes glowed brightly as Tara screamed out again.

To Be Continued…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 6

Chapter 6 — Time, The Clock of the Heart

 Mar 15, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Command Room

“This is all just pudding in the fucking dish,” Hank said, shaking his head as he walked into the room and sat down at the table.  “Why in the hell is this shit happening?  What could’ve happened to…”

“Are you seriously asking that?”  Barbara asked, looking across the table at Hank as she rubbed at her head.  “This all has something to do with the things that happened with Marek.”

“Marek’s gone and he’s no longer within range to control anyone around, JT said so.  From what JT said, Marek won’t be bothering anyone again for a very long time,” Wanda stated as she sat down across from Barbara.

“Yeah right,” Hank said as Wanda glared at him.

“Marek’s telepathic hold on everyone ceased when he was banished by JT’s uncle,” Wanda stated.

“And you always believed what he said.  You’re such a fool Wanda,” Hank stated as Wanda stood up from the table as Hank moved backwards to avoid her grabbing claw.  “Stay back Wanda, I’m not scared of you!”

“You two need to cut that shit out!”  Barbara yelled, shaking her head.  “I was almost killed today!  We have a big problem to deal with and we don’t have time for this petty squabbling and bull…”

(<ZAMF>)

“Please excuse the intrusion friends of the Prince of Limbo,” Necroloque spoke as he appeared in the room.

“What the hell!”  Telly screamed, jumping up from his seat, taking on a fighting stance.

“Stand down Helix, this is Necroloque, JT’s uncle,” Wanda stated as she stood and then bowed her head as Necroloque shook his head as the others around the table just looked at her strangely.

“That’s not needed,” Necroloque spoke as A’Mora stood up and then walked around the table.

“Are you here to help your nephew kick our asses”  A’Mora asked, standing next to Necroloque.

“Young woman…” Necroloque spoke as A’Mora shook her head and then glared at him.

“First, he goes after his mother to kill her and now he’s come after all of us, trying to kill us too!  What’s going on here man?”  A’Mora asked.

“Hold your tongue girl,” Wanda stated, popping A’Mora in the back of her head as A’Mora turned around quickly, zapping her with a magical energy bolt, knocking her backwards to the floor.  “You need to learn respect for…”

“Ms. Langley, that’s not…” Necroloque said as Telly stepped closer to him, looking him up and down as he walked around him.  “Is there something wrong with you boy?”

“So, you’re JT’s uncle,” Telly stated, looking at Necroloque strangely.

“Yes, I’m his uncle,” Necroloque responded as Telly shook his head.

“Why are you dressed like that?  Are you some kind of whacko too?”  Telly asked as Wanda and A’Mora both shook their heads.

“That will be enough out of you,” Necroloque spoke, waving his hand in Telly’s direction as a portal opened under Telly’s feet and he fell through it, screaming.  “We don’t have time for this madness.”

“What madness don’t we have time for?  Why are you here?”  A’Mora asked, looking at Necroloque again.

“There’s something wrong here, but it’s not what you all think,” Necroloque stated, waving his hand as a crystal orb appeared in his hand.

“What is it that we think here?”  Barbara asked, looking over at Necroloque.

“My boy isn’t behind who has attacked you,” Necroloque stated as A’Mora and Wanda looked at him strangely.  “The person or thing that attacked you is not my nephew.”

“If that’s not JT, who in the hell is it?”  Hank asked, walking closer to Necroloque as a portal opened in the room as Telly appeared with an angry look on his face.

“I trust you will keep your mouth closed from here on out, until someone asks for your words,” Necroloque stated as Telly’s eyes widened and then he stepped backwards away from the man.  “Back to what I was saying… The person or thing that has attacked all of you isn’t my nephew.”

“If it’s not JT, then who is it?”  Hank asked, looking at Necroloque again.  “The person looks like him, they talk like him and they have the same powers as him!”

“But it’s not my nephew that’s attacked you,” Necroloque stated as he waved his hand over the crystal orb as it glowed, projecting images to all of them where JT was.  “JT isn’t the one that’s behind this, I put him some place where he won’t bother anyone, until I’ve figured out how to solve some problems among our numbers.”

“Where is that place?”  Hank asked.

“I—I put him in a hospital and…” Necroloque stated as A’Mora shook her head.

“You know, you people are really fucked up!”  A’Mora screamed as Necroloque looked over at her strangely as her hair changed color.  “First his mother slash aunts tried to have him cured of being gay and now you’ve gone and put him in a damn hospital!  What in the hell is he in a hospital for?  He’s not sick!”

“I—I put him there to try to help him deal with the current situation,” Necroloque stated as he looked down.

“And what situation is that man?”  A’Mora asked as she looked over at Necroloque with an angry look on her face.

“You were there with him.  You helped Venus, Earth and Pluto save him.  You saw how angry he was when you all got to him. You saw what that anger did to him and almost did to this planet,” Necroloque stated as a tear rolled down his cheek.  “My boy almost destroyed this planet because of his anger, hurt and pain.”

“Yeah, I saw that, but nothing more than that because I mysteriously appeared back here,” A’Mora stated, crossing her arms across her chest as she tapped her foot on the floor.  “No one said ‘thank you’ or anything, I was just whisked away, like some damn unwanted trash on the street, blowing in the damn wind!”

“That’s not how…” Necroloque stated as A’Mora shook her head.

“So, why did you stop him from doing what he was going to do?  Why in the hell did you release him on the rest of us?”  A’Mora asked.

“I didn’t release him on anyone,” Necroloque stated, shaking his head as he held up the orb again.  “When I sent you away, I sent him to Limbo to try to calm him down, but I wasn’t successful in that task.  The more I tried to calm him down, the angrier he got.  He fought me hard and wouldn’t stop.  So, I—I had no choice but to bind his powers and lock him in the place he’s in now.  I had no…”

“You people are just… Crazy!”  A’Mora snapped as Wanda shook her head.

“Young lady…”  Necroloque stated as A’Mora shook her head again.

“You did the same thing that his aunt did to him!”  A’Mora snapped as Hank watched both of them with a strange expression on his face.  “So, what you did to him, is that the end result?”

“No young lady, that’s not the end result,” Necroloque stated as his eyes glowed.  “I’m trying to tell you all that JT’s here in this hospital; he’s not the one that attacked you.”

“If it’s not JT, then who in the hell is it that kicked our asses earlier?”  Hank asked, moving closer to Necroloque.

“I don’t know, but that’s why I’m here to help all of you,” Necroloque stated as Barbara looked down.

“So, if JT’s in a hospital, what’s going to happen to him when he gets out of the hospital?”  A’Mora asked, looking down.  “Is he going to start the whole, I’m going to destroy those that hurt me and go after you too?”

“Hopefully, that won’t be the case,” Necroloque stated as A’Mora shook her head again.

“You people are just heartless,” A’Mora stated as she turned and walked towards the door.  “I want no part of this madness.”

“A’Mora… Wait!”  Hank yelled, running out of the room behind her.

“It seems I’ve upset the Princess of Endor,” Necroloque stated as Barbara, Telly, Andy and Wanda looked at him strangely.

“She—she’s a real princess?”  Andy asked, looking up at Necroloque as he sniffled as some tears rolled down his cheek.

“Yes, she’s a real princess,” Necroloque replied as there was a loud crash outside of the room as Andy took off running.

A Moment Earlier – Down the Corridor

“Oh no, he—it’s here,” A’Mora stated, covering her mouth as she backed away as JT came into view with an evil smirk on his face.

“Oh come now Illusioness, what’s wrong?”  JT asked, floating closer to A’Mora, descending down to the floor in front of her.  “I’m no illusion baby, this is the real thing.”

“Stay back!”  A’Mora screamed, holding her hand out in front of her, using her powers to create a magical shield as a staff appeared in her other hand.

“Oh, like that puny little thing can stop me,” JT said as he waved his hand at the magical shield and then walked through it.  “Your magicks can’t stand against mine.  You are a pathetic ant compared to me, you small and insignificant woman!”

“Keep away from her!”  Hank screamed, flying towards JT as JT waved his hand, using his powers to slam Hank into the corridor wall, putting a big dent there.

“It seems some people never learn their place,” JT said, smirking as he looked in Hank’s direction.  “I guess he’s really a dumb puppy dog… I might as well turn him into one.”

“What… No!”  A’Mora screamed as JT’s eyes crackled with energy as Hank’s body glowed brightly as Hank’s body transformed into a small hound dog.  “No!”

“Oh yes, isn’t he cute?”  JT said, laughing maniacally as he moved towards A’Mora.  “Now what should I do with you?”

“Sorry, but I’m not about to let you do anything to her!”  Andy yelled as JT grabbed A’Mora by her hair, yanking her backwards and slamming her into the floor.

“Like you can actually stop me Speedy,” JT said as Andy stopped in place, moved and then turned around.

“Sorry, wrong person,” Andy said as he looked at JT and then took off running down the corridor as he stopped in mid trip, turned around and then ran towards JT as JT held out his hand, stopping him quickly.  “Ugggghhhhh!”

“Oh no, I have the right person,” JT said with an evil smile on his face as he floated to where Andy lay on the floor and then grabbed him by his throat as he floated into the air.

“Let… Me… Go…”  Andy managed to speak as JT shook his head and then tossed him down to the floor, using his powers to slam Andy down hard, repeating the process multiple times.

“Stop this!”  Necroloque yelled as he and the others arrived in the corridor.

“Well hello there Lord,” JT said as Barbara looked at him and then looked around.

“Oh God, he took out Hank, A’Mora and Andy,” Barbara stated as JT smiled and then waved his hand as he disappeared from the area.  “Where in the hell did he go to now?”

“It’s not gone, it’s still here,” Necroloque stated as his eyes glowed.

“You mean, he’s still here,” Barbara stated as Telly, Paul, Laura, Tyler, Wanda and Celeste joined them in the corridor.  “How are we going to stop this man, if his own uncle can’t stop him?”

“See, this is why we should be taking care of our own and not relying on outside help,” Telly stated as Necroloque looked at him again and then shook his head as Telly stepped backwards.

“What are we supposed to be doing here Telly, since you know it all… Come on, tell us what we’re supposed to be doing here,” Barbara stated as she looked over at Telly.  “How are we going to stop JT with just us?  He’s already taken out most of the active team.”

“It just means we need to call others in to help us out,” Telly stated, looking around.  “I’m sure we can…”

“Do you really think any one of us can stand against him?”  Barbara asked, looking down.  “We need to just give up before he takes the rest of us out.”

“Well, with that kind of damn attitude, we have no choice but to be taken out.  He’s already done something to Donna.  Nobody can find her and I haven’t heard from Michura or Kalya,” Telly stated as Hank barked and then wagged his tail.  “And what in the hell are we going to do about this damn dog?”

“Ah… Did Hank turn into a dog on his own, using his own powers or what?”  Barbara asked, looking around.

“If Hank changed himself into a dog, I’m sure he could change himself back, but I believe this to be JT’s doing,” Celeste stated as Hank barked again and then walked over to her, sitting at her feet as he looked up at her as he barked again.

“This is just freaky,” Telly said as Necroloque knelt down in front of Hank, waved his hand in front of Hank’s face and then stepped back up as Hank’s body glowed brightly as his body started to transform.

“You will be a dog no more,” Necroloque stated as Hank’s body stopped transforming and he changed back into his human form, revealing his true image.

“Hank, is that you?”  Barbara asked as Necroloque turned away from them and then waved his hands over A’Mora and then Andy’s body as both people opened their eyes, looking around quickly.

“Oh man, what happened to me?”  Andy asked, sitting up on the floor as he rubbed at his head and then got up.

“It seems you were a victim of the new and improved JT,” Telly replied, looking over at Andy and then helping him away from Necroloque.

“There’s something wrong,” A’Mora stated, looking around as she shook her head.

“What do you mean there’s something wrong?  That’s really an understatement around here with all that’s going on girl,” Barbara stated with a frown on her face.

“No, there’s really something wrong… There’s something wrong with JT,” A’Mora stated, looking over at Necroloque.  “He—he’s really enjoying using his powers the way he is.  It… It’s like he’s being turned on by it all.”

“Are you trying to say our boy is jerking off to hurting us?”  Telly asked as A’Mora and Barbara both shook their heads.

“Sometimes, I wonder if he thinks before he speaks,” Tyler stated as he shook his head.

“This guy has no kind of tact at all,” Wanda stated as she waved her hand in Telly’s direction, using her powers to place an eldritch band around his mouth, stopping him from talking as he struggled to remove the band with his hand from his mouth.  “Sorry, I’m not letting that off until you learn to still your tongue.”

“Thank you, I couldn’t have done it better myself,” Necroloque stated, grabbing his head as he dropped to his knees.

“Are you okay sir?”  Wanda asked, rushing to Necroloque’s side.

“There’s something else wrong,” Necroloque spoke as Celeste stepped over to the two of them.

“No, that’s really an understatement,” Celeste stated as there was a strange phenomenon in the room as JT appeared and then another JT appeared.

“Hello again Lord,” JT said with a smile.

“What in the hell… There’s two of them!”  Hank screamed.

“Uncle, is that you?”  The second JT asked, rushing over to where Necroloque was on the floor and then knelt down to him.

“How did you get here my boy?”  Necroloque asked.

“I—I was at the hospital in bed and he—he appeared in the room.  He grabbed me and said there was something I needed to see.  He—he said that we had some place else to be, that I didn’t belong in the hospital and that once I came with him, I would know what I should do,” the second JT stated.  “He said that there was a spell on me and that someone here tried to kill me.  Is that true Uncle?”

“Go ahead, tell him!”  A’Mora screamed, standing over Necroloque as Celeste’s eyes glowed.

“They’re not supposed to exist at the same time, in the same place,” Celeste stated as she pointed at both JTs.  “They’re both drawing energy from the same power source.”

“A power source that is Limbo,” Necroloque stated as his eyes glowed.  “One of them is not the real Prince and the other is just a performer on a stage, set up by I don’t know who.”

“How could something like this happen?”  The second JT asked as the first JT raised his hands, using his powers to create a cosmic flash bomb, throwing everyone in the area through the wall and outside to the ground.

“Who cares how it happened, it did and now you’re all dead!”  The first JT said, laughing as he disappeared as the others lay on the ground.

A Day Later – New York City, NY – The Park (Gay Bar)

“So, what’re we doing here babe?”  Drew Claybourne asked as he and JT walked into the building.

“We’re here because you said you wanted to have some fun with me, so here we are,” JT stated as the two of them walked over to the bar.

“But baby… We—we’re not old enough to be here,” Drew stated as he looked at JT.

“Don’t worry about that babe, I’ve got that covered too,” JT stated, smiling evilly.

“No baby, don’t use your powers that way,” Drew stated as JT’s eyes sparkled with energy as the bartender turned around and then looked at the two of them.

“What can I get for you two hot boys?”  The bartender asked, looking at JT with a smile on his face.

“I would like a Vodka and cranberry on the rocks,” JT requested as Drew looked at him strangely.  “How about you Drew?”

“I—I’ll just have a cola,” Drew stated, looking down.

“Come on handsome, is that really all you’re going to have?”  JT asked, smiling at Drew.

“Yeah,” Drew replied as the bartender smiled and then started preparing their drinks.

“Come on Drew, you have to let your hair down some time,” JT stated, pulling Drew close and then kissing his mouth.

“Baby no, we shouldn’t be doing that in here, like this… Someone would see,” Drew said as he looked around quickly.

“Good, let them all see, it’s a gar bar silly,” JT stated as Drew looked at him strangely again.  “This is where people like us, go to have a really good time.”

“How did you find this place baby?”  Drew asked, looking around as he stopped, noticing two guys in the corner kissing as he tapped JT on the shoulder.  “Oh God baby, it’s two guys kissing.  We’re in trouble here baby.  Someone’s going to catch us and try to lock us up.”

“We’re not in trouble babe.  No one is going to do anything to us,” JT stated, leaning in and kissing Drew’s lips as the bartender placed their drinks in front of them.

“Oh God, he saw us,” Drew said as he pulled back from JT in a hurry and then looked down.

“That’ll be seven fifty,” the bartender stated as JT smiled and then took a plain piece of paper from his pocket, tapped it with his finger as the paper changed into a twenty-dollar bill.

“Thanks man, you can keep the change,” JT stated, handing the paper to the man as the man smiled and then walked away.

“That wasn’t real money baby,” Drew said, looking at JT closely.  “What’s going on here?  You—you’re never this careless with the use of your powers.  What has gotten into you?”

“Nothing has gotten into me at all Drew.  I just want us to have a good time babe, don’t you?” JT asked, looking at Drew closely as his eyes sparkled with energy.

“Of course I do baby, but not at the expense of you using your powers the way you are,” Drew stated, looking JT in the face.  “I love you baby, but I don’t want your soul…”

“You shouldn’t be worried about my soul Drew, you should be worried about your own,” JT stated, smiling evilly again as he snapped his fingers as Drew disappeared.

“Hey!”  The bartender yelled, rushing over to the bar where JT stood.  “What just happened to your buddy?  How did he leave like that?  Are you two freaky, like those people they talk about on the TV?”

“I suggest you watch your mouth guy,” JT said as he smiled again.  “That’s the perfect idea.”

“What,” the guy said as JT’s eyes glowed as the man’s mouth disappeared from his face.

“That’s so much better… There’s peace and quiet, the way it should be,” JT said as he laughed and then turned around.  “Okay, who’s next?”

Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Infirmary

“I would very much like to know what’s going on here,” A’Mora stated, looking at Necroloque and JT.  “It seems you two are the only ones that can answer the questions of what’s really going on around here.”

“I don’t have an answer for this,” Necroloque replied, looking over at JT’s unconscious body.

“Well maybe JT has an answer in his head,” Hank stated, looking over at Necroloque.

“I guess I could take a peek at what’s in his head.  Maybe there’s something I’ve missed,” Necroloque stated as his eyes glowed brightly.

“Does this have anything to do with Marek’s actions?”  Hank asked.

“I don’t think so, but that could be the case,” Necroloque stated with a frown as he touched JT’s forehead.  “With all that’s happened, maybe he left a hypnotic suggestion in JT’s mind.”

“Damn, I thought all of our problems were over when Marek was captured.  This new shit just adds new flare to everything,” Hank stated as he walked behind the examination table that JT laid on.

“No, it just means that I need to reverse what I did and unbind JT’s powers and put things back right,” Necroloque stated as A’Mora shook her head.  “If I do that, maybe things could go back to the way they were and one of this stuff would’ve happened.”

“Yeah right,” Hank stated as Necroloque looked at him.

“Hank, you get upset way too easily,” Necroloque stated as Hank shook his head.

“Yeah, you two are related,” Hank stated, shaking his head again.

“Very intuitive of you,” Necroloque stated as Hank rolled his eyes.

“Well excuse me o’ powerful one, but some of us are not as powerful and god-like, like you and your nephew there,” Hank stated as Necroloque looked over at him as his eyes stopped glowing.  “If there’s an inkling of Marek in his mind, I wasn’t able sense it.”

“You’re psychic too?  I didn’t know you were psychic Hank,” A’Mora stated as Hank turned and looked at her strangely.

“I’m not as strong as JT or Donna, but I have psychic potential,” Hank stated as he looked over at A’Mora.  “He—he helped me develop my limited psychic abilities, but I tend to not rely on it, mainly because it’s so limited.”

“Non-sense Hank,” Necroloque stated, looking over at Hank.  “You could’ve been a strong psychic, but it seems you’re scared to use…”

“Get out of my head man,” Hank stated, pointing his finger at Necroloque.  “You’re acting like JT and Wanda.  I’m glad she’s not a real psychic… she’s only capable of projecting her voice into the minds of others, using her magic, whereas he can do that and read our minds.”

“Wow, go ahead and give a complete history of all the X-Ternals’ powers and weaknesses Hank,” JT spoke as Hank turned and looked at him.  “Yeah, I’m awake and no, Marek is not in my body.”

“Get out of my head man!”  Hank snapped as JT shook his head and then rolled his eyes.

“Mainly, a head that most wouldn’t want to be in anyway,” JT stated, looking over at Hank.

“Jerk,” Hank said, rolling his eyes again as he turned his back to JT and Necroloque.  “So, if there isn’t a sign of Marek in him, then what’s causing all this crap that’s happening?  Why did he…”

“I’m not responsible for what happened to you guys,” JT stated, looking down.

“If you’re not, who is?”  Hank asked as JT’s body crackled with energy as Necroloque stepped back.

“Oh no,” Necroloque said, covering his eyes as JT’s clothing started to change as ribbon and energy flared about his body as the light faded.  “Demonloque!”

“In the flesh,” JT spoke in a cold tone as Necroloque shook his head.

“It seems when you went searching for Marek in his mind, you found something else instead!”  Hank screamed, stepping backwards as he bumped into the wall and then slid down it as he tried to make his exit from the room.

“What in the hell is going on around here?  Why is Demonloque here again?”  Barbara asked as she and Wanda walked into the room, taking on fighting stances.

“No time for talking, we might need to take the defensive here and get moving.  It seems JT isn’t looking to play around and be nice,” A’Mora stated, her hair changing color as her costume reappeared.  “We need to get out of here, pronto!”

To Be Continued…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 — Reality or …

Mar 2, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Complex – Donna James’ Quarters

“What in the hell is going on around here?  It feels like I’m losing my damn mind,” Donna said as she shook her head.

“Maybe you are,” Donna heard behind her as she turned around to see JT standing there in the shadows.

“JT, what’re you doing in here?”  Donna asked.

“No Donna, the question is, what are you doing here?”  JT asked, smiling evilly as he moved closer to where Donna lay on the bed as her eyes glowed, signaling that she was using her telepathic powers.  “Nah ah, you can’t use those mind powers on me Donna.”

“What in the hell is going on here JT?  What are you doing?”  Donna asked.

“It’s not a matter of what I’m doing, it’s a matter of what I’m not doing,” JT replied, smiling again as he moved closer to her as he waved his hand as she floated off the bed.

“What in the hell are you going?”  Donna asked.

“I’m releasing you from the constraints of this life,” JT stated as he moved his hand in a ‘Z’ formation over Donna’s body as she screamed out.  “Have fun Tele Girl, I’m sure you’ll love it!”

Somewhere in Georgia – An Unknown Medical Complex

“Courtney!  Courtney, where in the hell are you?” JT called out, walking into a hospital exam room.

“What’s the deal JT?  What’s with all the screaming?”  A young woman asked, walking into the room behind him.

“What in the hell is going on?”  JT asked, looking at the young woman.

“What are you talking about?”  The young woman asked.

“Don’t play with me Courtney, I’m not in the mood right now,” JT stated, looking at the young woman closely as if there was something wrong.

“What’s going on?”  The young woman asked, patting JT on the shoulder.

“Look, I don’t know what’s going on, but something’s not right here,” JT stated, shaking his head.

“What’s wrong JT?”  The young woman asked, looking at JT strangely.

“I wasn’t trying to get here.  I was trying to get to Mother Divine’s house so I could stop her, finally,” JT stated as the young woman looked at him strangely as he tapped his foot.  “What’s going on?  Why did I appear here and not there?”

“What are you talking about?  Where is this Mother Divine’s house?  Who’s that?  Did you get a pass to leave?”  The young woman asked as JT looked at her strangely.  “JT, are you okay?”

“Yes, I’m okay Courtney.  What’s the big deal?  Why did I appear here and not at Mother Divine’s house?”  JT asked.  “Once I take care of her, I can get back to my life and go find Joey and have a good time with him.”

“You can have fun with Joey?  Who’s Joey?”  The young woman asked.

“Oh come on, you should know who he is, he’s the guy I’ve been dating.  You know, the boy band member from the singing group All Star.  Joey Fallon, he’s my boyfriend,” JT stated, looking at the young woman strangely.

“I don’t know who you’re talking about JT.  When did you get a boyfriend JT?  Are you gay?  What happened to Danielle?”  The young woman asked.

“What?  Danielle?  Have you been drinking girl?”  JT asked, shaking his head.  “You know I’m gay and I’ve always been that way.  Stop playing stupid girl.”

“No, I haven’t been drinking, but maybe you have,” the young woman stated as she walked over to JT and then touched his forehead, acting as if she were checking his temperature.  “Did you go and have one of your special dreams again?”

“Did I have a special dream again?  What are you talking about Courtney?”  JT asked, looking at the young woman strangely as he looked around the room.

“Now I get it, that’s what it is.  You did have one of your special dreams again.  Come with me,” the young woman stated as she took JT’s hand, leading him down the hall to a room.  “Let’s get you back to bed and get you your medication.”

“What!  What in the hell is going on here?  I don’t take medication!”  JT screamed, pushing the young woman away from him as he tried to move away from her.  “Get away from me!”

“Come on JT, get back into bed.  It seems you’ve had a bad night,” the young woman stated.

“A bad night!  I didn’t have a bad damn night!  What are you talking about?  Where’s Joey?”  JT asked as the tears streamed down his face.  “Uncle!  A’Mora!  Pamela!  Ashley!”

“Come on JT, calm down buddy,” the young woman stated as she waved her hand at JT.

“No!”  JT screamed.

“You stay here and I’ll go get Danielle,” the young woman stated as she walked out of the room.

“What in the hell is going on here?  Where’s Joey?  Why is she talking about Danielle?  Maybe—maybe I’m losing my mind again.  Am—am I still with those crazy people that were trying to convert me from being gay to straight?  What in the hell is going on here?  Did the others really rescue me or was that all a dream?”  JT asked as the young woman returned to the room with a familiar looking, unwanted girl.

“Are you okay JT?  Courtney told me that you were having a bad time.  Have you taken your medications today?”  The girl asked.

“Danielle Drake?!  God please tell me that I’m dreaming!”  JT snapped, closing his eyes as he waved his hand as if he was trying to use his powers to teleport away, but nothing happened.  “Oh God, nothing’s happening!”

“JT, what are you doing?”  The girl asked.

“I’m trying to teleport away from here!”  JT snapped, backing away from the two young women as he backed up against the wall.

“Oh no, he’s feeling trapped.  I was afraid this was going to happen,” the first young woman stated as she shook her head.

“Get away from me!  I’ll kill both of you if you don’t stay away from me!”  JT yelled, holding his hand out in front of his body, expecting something to happen, but nothing did.

“JT, what are you doing?  What has gotten you into such a mood tonight?”  The girl asked.

“Stay away from me!  Don’t come near me!  This must be some kind of sick game!”  JT snapped, pushing past the two young women as he ran from the room.

“We don’t need this tonight.  Call Martin and tell him that JT is having one of his moments again,” the first young woman spoke as she walked out of the room to locate JT.

“Hi Martin, Danielle here… It seems JT has flipped out again.  I need you to find him and then bring him back to his room.  Be warned, you might need to restrain him if he’s acting a little off,” the girl spoke into a walkie-talkie.

= Gotcha boss lady. =

“It couldn’t have been a dream… it was so damn real.  It was all so real,” JT stated, hiding in the corner as he cried.  “I know I’m not that crazy.  They were real… it was all real.  I was there, my friends, the X-Ternals… they are all real.  I’m not crazy.  I—I’m not crazy.  I’m still asleep… That’s what it is.  I’m still dreaming, I have to be dreaming.  This—this isn’t make any sense.  I—I was happy—I was so happy.  I was a super hero.  I—I finally had someone that—that I was supposed to love, that’s supposed to love me. I…”

“You know… you really have some weird dreams JT,” JT heard as he looked up to see the young woman standing there, looking down at him.  “Alright JT, come on, let’s get you back to your room.”

“I don’t want to go.  Just leave me alone,” JT stated, wiping at his eyes.  “I just want to be left alone.”

“Well what you want right now isn’t what you’re going to get.  You’re going back to your room and back to bed.  Come on buddy, let’s go,” the young woman stated, grabbing JT by the hand as she pulled him up to his feet.

“Let go!”  JT screamed, kicking the young woman on her leg.

“Owww!  I didn’t want it to come to this,” the young woman stated as she pulled a syringe from her pocket, pulling the cap off as JT shook his head.

“No!”  JT screamed.

“I’m sorry JT,” the young woman stated as she stuck the needle into a bottle and then inserted the contents of the syringe into JT’s arm.  “You should be feeling that any moment now.”

“What have you done to me?  Why are you doing this to me?”  JT asked, shaking his head as he fell backwards against the wall, feeling the effects of the medication that was injected into him.  “No, I don’t want to sleep, I need to find Joey… Why Destiny, why did you…”

“That’s right JT, go back to sleep,” the young woman stated with a frown.

“No, I—I was his… I was—I was his… I was his super hero,” JT spoke as he slid down the wall, falling into a deep sleep.

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension – Castle Limbo

Necroloque’s POV

Lawd, what have I done to my boy?  Why did I do that to him?  I know what I’ve done is going to cause a bigger problem in the long run, but I just couldn’t allow him to return to Earth to kill my sister, his aunt.  The way he acted, he was hysterical and he was going to do any and everything he possibly could to carry his wishes out.

This is all one big damn mess.  I shouldn’t have done things the way I did, but it seems I had no choice in the matter.  I couldn’t allow him to do what he had his mind set to do.  I now when his memory returns of what I did; he’s going to be just as upset with me, as he is with his aunt for what she did to him.

“There’s really no easy resolution to this matter,” I heard behind me as I turned around see my sister, the person responsible for all of this madness in the first place.

“You, how did you get here to Limbo?”  I asked as she frowned.

“I thought you would’ve asked why was I here, not how I got here,” she said as I shook my head.

“There’s no reason for you being here.  You’ve caused enough problems as it is,” I said as she shook her head.

“I wasn’t trying to cause a problem my brother,” she said as I sighed.

“What in the hell were you trying to do then?”  I asked as she looked down.

“I was trying to save his eternal soul,” she replied as I turned my back to her and then turned around quickly, not knowing if she would try something stupid with me too.

“There’s nothing wrong with his soul,” I said as she looked at me strangely.  “If there were something so wrong with him, do you think the Elders would put so much faith in him and…”

“He’s a chosen one, just like the rest of us,” she said as I shook my head again.

“Yes, he’s a chosen one and yet you used your powers against him!”  I snapped as she looked up at me as if I had slapped her.  “You took his powers away and almost allowed some damn mortal to kill him!”

“That’s not…” she said, stepping backwards as the castle walls shook.

“Why did you do that to him?  Had I remained on the mortal plane with you all, would you have done the same thing to me?”  I asked as she looked around quickly as the castle walls continued rumbling.

“I—I don’t know the answer to that,” she replied, looking down again.  “I don’t know what I would’ve done in regards to you.”

“Then why in the hell did you have to do it to him?”  I asked.  “Do you know how hard his life has been without your damn meddling?”

“I—I wasn’t meddling in his life,” she spoke up as I shook my head as she looked around again as the creatures of the castle grumbled.

“Where should I start woman?”  I asked as she looked at me as I waved my hand at the scrying glass as it glowed brightly.

“What are you doing?”  She asked.

“I’m showing you what your meddling has done over the years to cause a big problem,” I said as she looked at me strangely.  “I may not be on the mortal plane with the rest of you, but I do see what you do.”

“What are you talking about?”  She asked.

“Let’s start here,” I said as the images in the mirror stopped flashing, showing an image of one of my boy’s best friends.  “Strike one, you used your powers on his best friend to cause a problem in the lives of others.”

“You have to be a bit clearer than that.  Who’s that in the mirror?”  She asked, looking at me as if I were crazy.

“Okay, play crazy then,” I said as she shook her head.  “You cast a spell on Hank Hart and made him assume the form of Timmy.  You used your powers, playing with his mind, actually making him think he was Timmy for a time.  You had that lil white boy doing all sorts of things with other men while he looked and acted like Timmy.  Hank’s actions led Kevin to believe that Timmy was sleeping around with other men, which led to the problems that developed between the two of them.  That mess screwed Timmy’s mind up so much that he broke the Elders’ rules and went back in time to see what actually happened.  In the process of him investigating in the past, he made a mistake somewhere and things changed, which rewrote the present, changing Kevin’s name from James Jack to Kevin James.”

“I—I had nothing to do with that, you’re lying… You’re wrong!”  She snapped as I shook my head and then waved my hand at the mirror as the images changed, showing her casting the spell on Hank as her expression changed.

“Am I wrong now?”  I asked as she looked down.

“Strike two,” I said as she sighed.  “Danielle Drake, Mara Drake’s daughter from an alternate future.  Why in the hell did you conjure that evil charlatan whore from the whole in time she came from?”

“Who are you referring to?”  She asked as I shook my head, snapping my fingers as the images on the mirror’s reflection changed.

“That’s who I’m referring to!”  I snapped as the castle walls shook and rumbled again.  “You allowed that tramp to come back to the past and she did nothing but cause problems for Timmy and his friends.  Do you know the actual hell she created for him and his friends?”

“I did no such thing,” she stated as I shook my head, snapping my fingers again as the images in the mirror changed, showing an image of her as the person she had summoned from the future emerged from a time portal.

“You allowed that vixen to come back to the past and trick him into thinking that she was Mara.  Everyone thought that Danielle was Mara for over a year, before she slipped up and was figured out when Timmy used his psychic powers against her,” I explained as she had this blank look on her face.  “The stuff that lil tramp did to him and his friends wasn’t a pretty sight.  The things she did, a teenager shouldn’t have to experience.”

“That wasn’t my fault, I can’t control what a person does when…” she said as I shook my head and held up my hand, stopping her from saying more.

“Okay then, what about the Sword of Legions?”  I asked as she closed her mouth.  “Ah, I see I have your attention now.”

“He—he wasn’t ready for that,” she said, looking down again.  “He would’ve destroyed this planet if he held onto that sword for too long.”

“So, to keep him from mastering it, like his destiny says he must, you go back in time, find it before he does and hurls it into Limbo, where it was lost for millennia; only to be found by the souls of this realm and corrupted with their energy, which in turn, changed his destiny,” I stated as she shook her head.

“No no, that wasn’t supposed to happen,” she said.

“What did you think would happen to the world, having it be here and not where it was supposed to be woman?  How would he find it here and learn to use it to save the lives he was meant to save?  Because of your actions, he mastered the powers of Limbo a little bit too late!”  I screamed as the castle walls rumbled.  “Because of your damn actions, countless lives were ruined!”

“Stop this!  Stop this right now!”  She screamed as her eyes glowed.

“Sorry sister, this is my domain, I rule here, not you,” I said, floating off the floor as chains flew at her from multiple directions, grabbing her and wrapping her up.  “Because of your actions, your meddling in the life of my boy, I had to erase his memory and heart of the hatred you created!  I sent him back to Earth, recycled!  What’s happening to him is all your fault!”

“No!  Let me go!”  She screamed as I floated above her as my magical chains held her tight.

“No my sister, I am not going to let you go.  I’m going to leave you locked up here in Limbo,” I said, turning away from her.  “You’ll stay here until there’s a resolution to what you’ve done!”

“Divine!”  She screamed as the castle walls rumbled again.  “Divine!  Might of…”

“We won’t be having any of that!”  I screamed as I held out my hand in her direction.  “Ankh!  Egyptian Cruxata!”

“No!”  She screamed out as I used my powers to seal her mouth, not allowing her to speak.

“As I was saying, until I find a way to fix things with my boy, you will remain here so you won’t cause any more trouble for him or anyone else,” I said, floating down to the mirror, snapping my fingers as an image showed of my boy as he lies in bed, crying in the place that I had put him, tricking him into thinking that he had no powers and the life he’s led has been nothing but a dream.  How am I going to fix this problem that she created, that I’ve helped her make worse?

“My liege… there seems to be a mystical occurrence that involves the Prince of this Realm,” the spirit of the mirror spoke as I turned around to look to see was my sister where I left her.

“What kind of mystical occurrence?”  I asked as the reflection in the mirror changed, showing my boy in Jacksonville with one of his friends and he’s fighting.  “What in… That’s not possible.  My boy isn’t there in Jacksonville, he’s where I put him.”

“My liege, that is the essence of the Prince of this Realm,” the spirit of the mirror spoke again.  “The mystical occurrence tied to that essence is channeling chaos magic and warping the spiritual plane of the Earth, creating multiple variances in the plane.”

“How did that happen?  How did this essence take on the form of the Prince?”  I asked.

“That query is unknown my liege,” the spirit of the mirror replied as I looked around, checking to see that my sister was still where I had left her as I waved my hand at the mirror to see that my boy was still where I had placed him.  “I guess this means I’m going to find out what this essence is.”

“I advise against that my liege,” the spirit of the mirror spoke.

“Why is that?”  I asked.

“You would become susceptible to the effects of the chaos magic that the essence is channeling,” the spirit of the mirror spoke again.  “Your spirit could become corrupted and you would become Necroloque…”

“I’ll find a way around that,” I said, waving my hand in the air, creating a portal to take me to that thing so I could get to the bottom of why that thing was pretending to be my boy.

Mar 15, 1996 – Downtown Jacksonville, FL

(<BOOM>)

“Ha ha ha!”  JT laughed, flying past A’Mora as he threw a sphere of energy at her, knocking her off the earth-slide she stood upon.  “Hear me X-Ternals, no longer am I the man that you knew and loved, I am forever Chaos!  Beware, for I will kill you all!”

“What in the hell is up with all of this shit?”  Barbara asked, projecting beams of ice at JT, missing him.

“Silly woman, do you really think your ice can stop me?”  JT asked, laughing again as he flew past Barbara, zapping her with a bolt of energy, knocking her off of her ice-slide as she fell to the ground, her body shattering into small pieces of ice.

“Oh no, that doesn’t look good at all!”  Andy Claybourne said as he stopped in place.  “Something’s wrong with him, I can’t reach him telepathically.”

“Have you ever been able to reach him telepathically before Speedster?”  Hank asked, flying past Andy as A’Mora appeared next to him.  “Has anyone been able to find Donna yet?”

“I haven’t heard from Donna, Telly or Paul,” Andy replied, looking up.  “Has any of you?”

“Telly, you near?”  Hank asked, tapping a button on his communicator.

“I’m right here buddy,” Telly replied, appearing in a strange phenomenon in mid-air.  “I got Golem with me, but he’s not feeling so hot right now.  Is Barbara okay, is she going to reform or what?”

“I can’t answer about Barbara right now.  What’s wrong with him?”  Hank asked, looking at Telly.

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but JT isn’t acting normal right now and that should be the question on everybody’s mind,” Telly stated, looking at Hank strangely.

“How am I supposed to fight him?”  Paul Stanton asked, looking at Hank.  “I’m just an ordinary guy in a robotic suit of armor.”

“Do your best my friend, that’s all any of us can ask,” Hank stated as Telly and Paul disappeared and then reappeared on the ground.

“What in the hell are we going to do?  This is JT here!”  Laura Lynn screamed, running past as she threw an explosive energy sphere at JT.  “He’s one of us!”

“He was one of us, now he’s the evil doer!”  Hank yelled, flying past as he grabbed Laura by her hand, carrying her through the air.  “Team two, come on through!”

“This hit and run shit isn’t working Onyx,” Laura stated as she and Hank streaked through the sky.

“What do you expect us to do here Plastyque?”  Hank asked as the two of them floated in mid-air.  “He’s more powerful than all of us put together.  How do we stop someone with the powers of a god?”

“Hah, your guess is good as mine,” Laura replied as JT appeared in front of the two of them, waving his hand as waves of telekinetic might knocked her and Hank down to the ground.  “Damn it… How are we going to stop a telepath that knows our every move?”

“You can’t!”  JT screamed, appearing down on the ground in front of Hank and Laura as he smiled evilly as he waved his hand, using his powers to slam both of them against a wall.

“Damn it!  Has anyone been able to find Donna?”  Hank asked, leaning up on his elbows as he rubbed at his head as he looked over at Laura.

“Donna shouldn’t be your main concern right now,” the two of them heard as JT smiled as his hand crackled with energy.

“It shouldn’t be your concern either,” the three of them heard as Hank got up in a hurry as JT disappeared.

“Celeste, what are you doing here?”  Hank asked, moving over to the woman.  “Is there something wrong?”

“Oh yeah, there’s something very wrong,” the woman replied as she looked at Hank closely.  “The fate of the planet is at stake at this very moment.”

“Oh great… There’s something else to worry about,” Laura stated, walking over to where Hank and the woman stood.

“If I remember correctly, you said you would never appear, appear here, unless there was something happening that threatens the planet,” Hank stated.

“And that’s why I’m here right now,” the woman stated, waving her hand as there were multiple flashes of light as different X-Ternals’ members appeared.

“What in the hell is going on?”  Telly asked, appearing as he looked around.  “We were getting ready to drop down on JT when we vanished and then appeared here.  What the hell happened?”

“I brought you here,” the woman stated as Telly shook his head.

“I should’ve known… Malaphyion, why are you here?”  Telly asked, looking around at the others near him.  “Are you here to tell us that there’s some drastic thing happening to the universe right now?  If so, take a damn number, we’re already knee deep in shit of our own.  We’re currently fighting a fool and now she has something new for us.  I’m not into it lady!”

“Don’t listen to his rants and ravings Celeste,” A’Mora stated, looking at the woman.  “Why are you here though?  What can be happening, bigger than what we’re dealing with right now?”

“What’s happening is chaos.  Chaos has been released into the world,” the woman identified as Celeste spoke.  “If that chaos isn’t stopped and put back where it belongs, this world will surely end.”

“Well it’s very funny that you mention that,” Hank said, shaking his head.  “JT’s now calling himself Chaos.”

“What?  Oh no,” Celeste stated, looking down at her hand, looking at an image there.  “If that’s the case, he’s ben inhabited by the spirit of Chaos.”

“That’s just what we fucking need right now!”  Telly yelled, shaking his head again.  “How are we going to stop him?”

“There isn’t a way to stop him,” Celeste replied, looking down.

“There has to be a way to stop him and to make things right,” A’Mora stated, frowning as she shook her head.

“Regardless of what’s going on right now, I think he’s done something to Donna,” Hank stated as he looked up at Celeste.  “No one knows where she is.”

“Why is that?”  Celeste asked, looking at Hank strangely.

“Probably because she would’ve been able to telepathically sense that something was wrong with him,” Hank stated, punching his hand into the nearest tree.  “She’s the only one of us that is a good enough telepath like he is that could…”

“I don’t think that’s the case Hank,” A’Mora stated, looking around.  “Andy could’ve easily used his telepathy to detect that there was something wrong with…”

“No he couldn’t, he hasn’t been around lately,” Hank stated, glaring at A’Mora.  “He’s been at home, brooding about things he change!”

“Cut it out Hank, we don’t have time for that,” A’Mora stated, sighing as she looked over at Celeste.  “Regardless of that, Andy could’ve used his telepathy to detect if something was wrong with JT and so could Wanda, myself or Kayla.  Donna isn’t the only one of us with an affinity to detect when something is amiss around with the psychic world.”

“But Donna is the only one of us that is able to use her telepathic abilities on a level that rivals JT’s powers,” Hank stated as he looked over at A’Mora, waiting for her to say more.  “When it comes to psychics on his team, it’s JT and Donna that reign supreme in that area.”

“You have a point, but there are other means of detecting…” A’Mora stated as Hank shook his head, interrupting her again.

“We don’t have time for this argument!”  Hank snapped, turning around.  “I think we need to get back to HQ and figure out what we’re going to do to solve things with JT and this so-called chaos that has been released into the world.”

“Yea, we need to tend to our wounded also,” A’Mora said as she glared at Hank as she and Andy walked towards where Barbara lay on the ground.

To Be Continued…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 — Chaos Cometh This Way

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension – Castle Limbo

“You need to calm down my boy,” Necroloque spoke, standing in front of JT.

“No Uncle, no!”  JT screamed as Necroloque shook his head.

“Screaming about this isn’t going to make things right,” Necroloque spoke.

“Are you kidding me here?”  JT asked, looking at Necroloque strangely.  “If Pamela, Ashley, A’Mora and Kevin hadn’t popped up when they did, those fools would’ve killed me!”

“You’re not dead though my boy,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head as he waved his hand as his scepter appeared.

“I’m not dead, but she needs to be!”  JT screamed as the castle walls shook.  “How dare they send you and Hephzibah to stop me from killing her!”

“You can’t kill her,” Necroloque stated as he looked down.  “What is it going to take for this to be put to rest?”

“It will take her being put to rest!”  JT snapped as he looked at Necroloque again.  “Don’t you understand the seriousness of this?”

“Yes, I understand it very much my boy,” Necroloque replied as he looked down again.

“What if she had done to you, what she did to me?  Would we be having this argument right now?”  JT asked, looking at Necroloque again.  “She’s your sister!”

“She’s your aunt,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.

“Not any longer!”  JT snapped as he waved his hand in the air, using his powers to create a dimensional portal.  “When I return to Earth, I will kill her!”

“In that case,” Necroloque spoke as he waved his hand at the portal that JT created and it disappeared.  “I can’t let you leave here.  I can’t allow you to do what you did again.  I have to safeguard the planet and if allowing you to return back to Earth threatens that balance, then you’ll remain here in Limbo, forever if need be.”

“No Uncle!”  JT screamed, raising the scepter high in the air as another portal appeared as Necroloque waved his hand again, causing the portal to disappear.

“I won’t allow you to return to Earth in that state of mind my boy,” Necroloque stated as he sighed.  “I’m not going to give you the opportunity to destroy the planet, to get your revenge on Mother Divine.  You have to let this anger go.  If you keep at this, your anger will consume you and your soul will resemble this place.”

“I don’t care!”  JT screamed, floating into the air as Necroloque projected a beam of magical energy at him, knocking him down to the floor.

“Please my boy, don’t make me do this,” Necroloque said as JT got up off the floor and then took off running down a corridor.  “Timmy, please!”

“No, I’m going to kill her, one way or the other!”  JT screamed, stopping at a set of double wooden doors as he pushed the doors open to a room filled with what looked like doorways to other places.

“No my boy, don’t do that!”  Necroloque screamed as the room shook, knocking JT down to the floor.  “Asa M’Doo’az Jal K’Taj Prees!”

“No!”  JT screamed as strange looking chains made of magical energy appeared from the floor, wrapping around his body and then pulling him towards a glowing doorway across the room.

“I won’t allow you to return to Earth in your current state of mind,” Necroloque stated as he shook his head as a few tears fell from his eyes.  “So, I’ll keep you here.”

“You can’t stop me, you just can’t!”  JT screamed as his eyes crackled with energy as the castle walls shook and rumbled.  “I won’t let you stop me Uncle, I won’t let you!”

“You have no choice boy, I can’t let you do that,” Necroloque stated as the doorway that JT was pulled into glowed brightly.

“No!  Star Cosmic Saturn Power, Change-Up!”  JT screamed as the ribbon-like energy exploded from the doorway, enveloping JT with energy as his clothing changed as he landed on the floor as a staff appeared in his hand.  “I’m sorry Uncle, I love you, but I won’t be denied this.”

“You—you upgraded yourself to your ultimate form,” Necroloque stated as his eyes widened as he backed away from JT.

“I’m doing what I have to, to put right what has been done wrong,” JT stated as he looked at Necroloque.

“Please my boy, please don’t do this,” Necroloque stated as he grabbed JT’s hand.  “Let the Elders handle her, you leave her alone.  Don’t do evil for evil.”

“Those people could’ve killed me because of her,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “I won’t allow that to happen again.”

“It won’t happen again,” Necroloque stated, looking at JT closely.  “You just transformed into your ultimate form, meaning that you are your superior self.  She won’t be able to hurt you again.”

“I’m not going to believe you on that one,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “As long as she lives, there’s the possibility of her hurting me again and I can’t allow that.”

“She’s not going to hurt you again,” Necroloque stated as JT nodded his head.

“I know, I’m going to stop her,” JT stated with a smile.

“Really, she’s not going to hurt you again,” Necroloque stated as JT shook his head.

“You shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep Uncle,” JT stated as he waved the staff through the air as a portal appeared and he got ready to step through it as Necroloque waved his hand, trying to dissipate the portal as his eyes glowed.

“I’m sorry my boy, I can’t let you go,” Necroloque stated as the portal disappeared as he gasped and then held his chest.

“We’ll just have to keep playing this scene out until I get what I want,” JT stated as Necroloque shook his head.

“No we won’t,” Necroloque stated as his eyes glowed as JT fell to the floor, knocked out cold.  “I’m sorry my boy, but I can’t let you get what you want this time.”

Mar 1, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – Joey Fallon’s Quarters

“I’m really glad to see you baby,” Joey said as he and JT walked into the room as the door closed behind them.

“I’m glad to see you too Joey,” JT stated, leaning in and kissing Joey’s lips as Joey pulled back and then looked him in the eyes and then leaned in and kissed his lips.  “I thought you were mad at me.”

“I was, but I’m not now,” Joey replied as he led JT over to the bed and then motioned for him to sit down.

“Why aren’t you mad with me now?”  JT asked as Joey looked down and then back up at him.

“Because you had a lot going on and I can’t hold you responsible for that,” Joey stated as he leaned in and kissed JT’s lips again.  “I remember that when you go to Limbo, time passes differently, so that’s why you were gone so long, right?”

“Yeah, that’s right,” JT replied as Joey smiled and then kissed his lips again.

“So, what’s with this new look of yours?”  Joey asked, admiring the new costume JT had on.  “Is this something to do with your so-called bad side?”

“No, I don’t have a so-called bad side, this is just me,” JT answered as Joey raised an eye at him.

“This is just you?  What about… what’s his name… yeah, the Demonloque,” Joey stated, looking JT in the face.  “Isn’t that another part of you, like that Legacy Saturn thing is a part of you?”

“No, I don’t think so.  My so-called bad side was with me before I discovered I was Legacy Saturn.  Demonloque isn’t bad per se, he was just me.  My body was imbued with the magical and cosmic energies that I now possess and the power somewhat corrupted my personality and identity.  You could say the power was too strong for me to handle alone and with Marek’s mind tampering; he was able to bring some of my so-called bad desires to the surface and that power created a personality that didn’t care about anything, but what he wanted,” JT explained, laughing coldly as Joey looked at him strangely.

“Damn,” Joey stated as JT smiled slyly.  “So go on.”

“Due to the will of the Elders and my father, that part of my personality was silenced and the person for which you know as me was put in complete control.  Only when I get upset or too weak, that personality is able to take control and do what it wishes to do,” JT stated.

“Well that explains a lot baby and I’m totally glad that Marek creep is gone.  Now hopefully things will calm down and we can spend some time together, just the two of us,” Joey stated, wrapping his arms around JT.

“Your lips really taste good.  What have you been eating?  I can’t really explain what it is that I taste on your lips,” JT stated, smiling again.

“I haven’t eaten anything yet.  Oh wait, I had a Twinkie© before you appeared in my apartment to get me,” Joey stated as JT giggled and then shook his head.

“Why are you laughing?”  Joey asked.

“I can just imagine you sitting on the sofa, in your apartment, stuffing your face with those snack cakes,” JT stated, laughing again as Joey frowned.  “Filling yourself up, just putting on another layer… You’ll start to look like those snack cakes soon.”

“Oh, so you think it’s funny huh?  Well how funny is this?”  Joey asked, pushing JT backwards on the bed and then folding his arms across his chest.  “It’s not funny to talk about someone’s weight!”

“Why isn’t it funny?”  JT asked, getting up as he looked Joey in the face.  “If you can’t handle people commenting on your weight, you shouldn’t eat so much!”

“You’re a rude fucking jerk!”  Joey screamed, making a move to punch JT, but was repelled backwards as JT’s eyes sparkled with energy.

“I’m not a rude fucking jerk, I’m just a guy that’s about to be fucking your sweet ass,” JT stated, his eyes glowing as Joey’s anger seem to dissipate as Joey stepped closer to him and then kissed his lips.

“You want my sweet ass?”  Joey asked as JT smiled as Joey pushed him backwards on the bed and then crawled on top of him, straddling his waist.  “I can tell you want my ass, I can see how big you are.”

“I’m glad you see it, I’m going to use it on you,” JT stated as Joey bent down, kissing his mouth passionately.

Breaking the kiss, Joey trailed his fingers down the front of JT’s costume, groping him in different places and even tweaking his nipples.  Kissing JT’s lips again, Joey reached down and unbuttoned JT’s belt and then pulled it from around JT’s waist.  Stopping, Joey smiled and then pulled the shirt from JT’s body, revealing his chest.

“I love those pecs,” Joey said, leaning down to kiss JT’s chest.

“I can care less if you love the pecs, I want you naked so I can see that ass,” JT stated as Joey looked at him strangely.  “Better yet, it’s time for me to take things up a notch.”

“What do you mean?”  Joey asked as JT’s eyes glowed as all of their clothes disappeared, leaving both of them naked as the day they were born.  “Oh I like where this is going.”

“Good,” JT stated as Joey stroked his cock, arousing him as they started to consummate their love for each other.  “Do you really want to be doing this right now?”

“Yeah, I’ve missed this for a very long time,” Joey stated as he rose up on JT’s cock and then slid back down on it.  “I want you right now.  You don’t have to do anything, just let me do all the work baby.”

“Damn Joey, that feels good, work that fat ass,” JT stated, slapping Joey’s ass as he rose up and then slid all the way back down on his cock again.  “It feels like you are tight as hell.  Oh God, this feels like… it feels like heaven and hell.”

“Baby,” Joey said as JT slapped his ass again as he rode up and then back down on the cock.  “Oh God yes, I’ve missed this… I missed you while you were gone.  I didn’t think I was going to see you again when you went away.”

“I didn’t have to worry about seeing you, I can spot this fat ass from out of space,” JT stated as he smacked Joey’s ass again and continued using his ass.

“Oh God, I love you baby, I love you,” Joey said as he leaned in and kissed JT’s lips again.

Donna James’ Quarters

Donna’s POV

What in the world is going on?  I’ve been trying to sleep for hours, but I can’t seem to.  What’s up with me?  I’ve been tossing and turning in this damn bed for only God knows and it’s not doing me any good.  God, why can’t I damn sleep?

“This is getting out of hand,” I said, getting out of bed as I walked over to the mirror, stopping in front of it as I looked at my reflection.  “What in the hell is going on?  That—that’s not me!”

Oh God, what in the hell happened to me?  Where is my face?  What in the hell is going on?  This must be a damn dream!  That’s not what I look like!  What’s going on?  Oh God, this can’t be real… This is all a damn dream!  It’s all a dream!

“That’s it, it’s only a dream,” I said, walking over to the mirror again to check my reflection, not recognizing the person there.  “What in the hell is happening?  Where is me?”

(<BLEEP>)

“Go away!”  I screamed at the door, not actually knowing who was on the other side of the door.

Something’s really wrong here.  Why can’t I sense anything?  I should be able to sense who and what is on the other side of that damn door, but I’m not able to.  What in the hell is going on?  Are my powers falling me or what?

(<BLEEP>)

“Donna!  Donna, open this door!”  I heard Paul’s voice as I walked over to the door, pressed the button on the wall to open the door to let him in.

“What is it that you want Paul?”  I asked as he looked at me strangely.  “What is it?”

“Are you okay?  You’ve been screaming for almost an hour,” Paul replied, looking at me closely.  “What’s going on in there?  Were you having a nightmare or something?”

“I’m okay Paul,” I replied as he shook his head.  “Really, I’m okay Paul.”

“Are you sure?”  He asked as I nodded my head as he turned around and then stepped out of the room.

“Donna, if you need to talk about something, you know I’m here for you,” he said as I pressed the button, closing the door as he just stood there.

What in the hell is going on?  Is this all a dream or what?  This can’t be happening… Maybe it is just some—some minor issue that’s… I don’t even know how to explain this madness to myself, so how would I explain it to someone else?  What is this madness?  Is this something wrong with me or is there something going on because of something or someone else?

“Oh no, this must be Setterwynd’s doing again,” I said, shaking my head.  “I—I don’t thin I can deal with that crazy witch, mucking with my head again.”

Oh God… Oh God, oh God!  If Setterwynd has done something to me again, I—I can’t function… I don’t know what I’ll do if Setterwynd has taken control of me again.  The last time she got to me, she—she made me think that I had killed everyone.  I don’t want to go through that kind of hurt and pain again.

“Wait a damn minute!  It couldn’t be Setterwynd, she’s dead!  It can’t be something she’s doing to me,” I said, walking over to the mirror again.  “This has to be something else, but what?”

Hank Hart’s Quarters

Hank’s POV

How could he say those mean and hurtful things to me?  How could he just up and dump me like that?  He—he treated me like some damn groupie or one of their fans!  This—this is my own fault.  I—I should’ve just listened to the others when they told me not to get involve with him.  Hell, I should’ve listened to Tyler when he told me the same thing.  I just thought he was being jealous.  Damn it to hell!  Had I turned my back on Lance and just come back here to the complex, like JT did, I wouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling right now.  Damn it, damn it, damn it!

“Damn it to hell!”  I screamed, shaking my head as I walked over to the bed as the door beeped to let me know I had a visitor.  “Who’s there?”

Not getting an answer, the door beeped again.  Sighing, I turned around and walked towards the door as it beeped again.  Whoever it is, I’m sure they heard me ask who it was.  If they can’t reply, then they don’t need my damn attention.  I’m not in the mood to deal with any…

(<BLEEP>)

“Who is it?”  I asked again, standing in the center of the room, waiting for a reply from whoever it was on the other side of the door, still not getting one.  “Damn it, who’s there!”

Sighing again, I turned around and sighed as I walked back to the bed.  I’m just going to lie down and rest my nerves while I can.  The sooner I forget about Lance, the better off I’ll be.

(<BLEEP>)

“Who’s there?”  I called out again, still not getting a reply from whoever was there.

Walking over to the door, I pressed the button to open the door, but didn’t see anyone outside.  Okay, what in the hell is going on?  There’s nobody there and I’m not in the mood for whatever the hell this is.  Looking down both corridors, I sighed and turned around, pressing the button to close the door back and to lock it.

“I’m going to bed,” I said, heading back to the bed as the door beeped again.  “Okay, this isn’t funny anymore.”

Sighing, I turned around and then pressed the button to reopen the door, but yet no one was there.  What’s going on?  Is there something wrong with the door alarm?  Is there a problem with one of the computer’s systems?  Looking down both corridors again, I still didn’t see anyone.  This is getting really annoying.  Stepping back into my room, I pressed the button to close and relock the door.  Sighing, I walked back over to the bed, pulled the covers back and then got inside, pulling the covers over my head.

“I’m just going to sleep my memories away,” I said as I felt the bed move.  “What the hell…”

“No hell baby,” I heard a familiar voice as I pushed the covers down to see Lance in bed with me, totally naked.

What the hell is going on?  What is he doing in here?  How in the hell did he get in here?

“Lance, what are you doing here?”  I asked as he moved closer, leaning in and kissing my lips.  “Lance…”

“No words baby,” he said, kissing my lips again as he pushed me backwards on the bed as he crawled on top of me.

“What’s happening here?”  I asked.

“Any and everything you want baby,” He said, leaning in and kissing my lips again as his other hand moved down my chest, tickling me a bit.  “Don’t you want me baby?”

“Yeah, I want you Lance,” I replied as he smiled at me and then leaned close, kissing my lips again as he gyrated his hips on top of mine, grinding his ass into my dick.

“If you want me baby, do what you want,” he said, lifting up a bit as he maneuvered his ass over my dick, stroking me, getting me hard.

“But Lance…” I started as he shook his head, kissing my lips again, shutting me up.

“My butt is waiting for you to take it,” he said, sliding down my legs, getting down to my crotch as he sucked my dick into his mouth.

“Oh God!”  I screamed as he looked up at me, continuing to suck my dick as I felt him playing with my balls.

Oh God, what’s happening here?  One moment he’s mad with me and telling me that he never wants to see me again and now he’s here with me, sucking my dick and getting ready for me to fuck him.  I don’t care how he got here, I just care that we’re together now and we’re having fun together.

“You ready baby?”  He asked, sliding up my body again as he positioned my dick at his entrance, smiling wide as he sat down, going slowly as my dick popped into him.  Damn, he’s so tight.  “Oh God, you feel so big baby.”

“You feel so good to me,” I said, placing my hands on his hips as he placed his hands on my chest, leaning down to kiss my lips as he started moving up and down on my dick.

“You feel good to me too,” he said, speeding up his movements.  “Oh yeah baby, that’s it right there!  That’s the spot right there!”

“Oh yeah!”  I screamed as he continued bouncing up and down on my dick.

“Oh shit, you’re going to make me shoot!  I can’t take it anymore… Give it to me baby!”  He screamed, continuing to bounce up and down on my dick as he leaned down close, holding me tight as he worked his ass muscles, bringing me closer to orgasm as I felt my juices building.  “Come on baby… Make me shoot baby… Make me shoot this load all over us!  Come on Hank, stop holding back and give it to me baby!”

“Oh God, that feels so good baby,” I said as he continued grinding his ass on my dick as I felt myself go over the edge.

“That’s it baby, let it go!”  He screamed, sitting up on my dick, still bouncing up and down as he started stroking his own dick as he threw his head back and then shot his load on my chest as the floodgates opened and I’m sure I coated his insides with all I was worth.  “I can feel you inside me baby.  Let’s go another round.”

“Oh God Lance, don’t you ever get enough?”  I asked as he looked at me strangely as I recognized a strange, but familiar glint in his eyes.  “You act like you don’t get dick on a regular basis.”

“I don’t get dick on a regular basis, not like how you give it to me baby,” he said as he started moving on top of me again as I felt my dick harden between us.

About an Hour Later – Joey Fallon’s Quarters

“Yeah honey, right there… You know just how I like it,” JT moaned as Joey massaged his back.

“I know baby, I want you to feel good. I don’t want you achy and tired when you have to go off to fight those evil creeps again,” Joey stated as he moved in close and kissed JT’s cheek.  “I love you JT.  I’m so glad that we’re together now.”

“Okay,” JT replied, not even looking at Joey.

“Out of all the guys I’ve been with in my life, you’re the one that I truly love and—and feel love from,” Joey stated with a far-away look on his face.  “How about you baby?  Do you feel the same way?”

“Oh yeah, I love you too Joey,” JT replied, his eyes sparkling with energy for a quick instance as he smiled slyly.  “I’m glad you came into my life too.”

“That’s so sweet,” Joey said, continuing to massage JT’s back.

“It is, isn’t it,” JT said, smiling brightly as he adjusted himself on the bed.  “As those Elders said, you’re supposed to be the light to my darkness.  I hope our love continues to shine.”

“You’re so romantic baby,” Joey said, smiling again.  “I hope our love withstands the test of time.”

“It will,” JT stated as the room alert sounded to signal that someone was outside the door.

“Who’s there,” Joey called out.

“Open up, we need to talk guys.  Come on, it’s important!”  Hank yelled.

“Damn it,” JT said as he disappeared from the bed and then reappeared at the door with clothes on as he pressed the button to open the door.  “What is it that you want Henry Hart?”

“Well hello to you too JT,” Hank spoke as he stood in front of JT as JT just stood there with an angry look on his face.  “Is there something wrong?”

“Yeah, there’s a lot wrong Henry,” JT replied as Hank and Joey looked at him strangely.

“Ah JT, why are you calling me Henry and not Hank?”  Hank asked.

“You interrupted our personal time,” JT stated, his eyes crackling with energy as he stepped back, turned around quickly and then spun around, waving his hand through the air, throwing a ball of cosmic energy at Hank, knocking him out of the room and slamming him into the wall out in the corridor.

“JT!”  Joey screamed as JT laughed and then shook his head.  “What in the hell is wrong with you?”

“Hmph, he got what he deserved!”  JT exclaimed, laughing again as he faded away from the room.

“Oh my God, Hank!”  Joey yelled as he pressed a button on the wall as an alarm sounded.

“What’s going on out here?”  Barbara asked, rushing down the corridor.

“JT did this,” Joey stated as Barbara knelt down to assist with Hank.

“Oh my word… What happened?”  Barbara asked, looking at Joey and then back at Hank.

“JT hit him with some kind of energy,” Joey stated as the tears streamed down his face as Barbara looked at him closely.

“It—it was—was a—a—cosmic—cosmic energy—bolt,” Hank spoke as his eyes closed.

“Hank!”  Barbara screamed as Michura and A’Mora appeared in a flash of light in the corridor.

“What’s happened?”  A’Mora asked, looking around.

“JT happened,” Barbara stated as Joey stepped back, leaned against the wall as he cried.

“What do you mean JT happened?”  A’Mora asked, kneeling down to Hank.  “Hank… Hank, can you hear me?”

“I don’t think he can,” Michura stated, shaking her head as she looked around.

“What in the hell is going on?  Why in the hell would JT do something like this?”  Barbara asked, standing up.  “Computer, is JT in the complex?”

= Psychic Warrior is not within vicinity of the complex =

“He’s not here; he faded away after he zapped Hank!”  Joey screamed, rushing back into the room.  “I—I can’t stay here, I—I have to go!”

“What?  Why are you leaving?”  A’Mora asked as Joey rushed around the room, grabbing various things in the room, throwing them on the bed.

“I’m not going to be with someone that can do what just happened!”  Joey screamed as he stopped moving, looking at A’Mora.

“What happened to make him do this?”  A’Mora asked, looking at Joey closely.

“Hank stopped by and said he needed to talk and then JT said something about him interrupting our personal time and then bam!”  Joey exclaimed, throwing his hands up.

“That doesn’t sound right,” A’Mora said as Joey shook his head and then looked at her as if she were crazy.

“That’s what fucking happened!”  Joey screamed.

“There has to be a logical explanation for this,” A’Mora stated, looking down.

“There is,” Joey said as he walked over to the bed, grabbed his things and started putting them in a bag.  “JT is crazy and I’m not going to be here when he gets back.  I’m outta here!”

To Be Continued…

If I Ain’t Got You – Chapter 13

Chapter 13 — A Friendly Gathering

Dec 31, 2002 – Orlando, FL – Florida Hospital – Angela’s Nurses’ Station

“She’s a horrible, horrible person,” Steve said as the tears streamed down his face.  “I was so humiliated that day, I…”

“Shhh Steve, calm down honey.  That was a long time ago.  Get a grip man,” Angela said as she tried to calm Steve down.

“Get a grip?  She hurt you, just as bad as she hurt us Angie,” Steve said as the memories flooded back in Angela’s mind of what Valgina had done to her.

Flashback

“Charlie, what in the hell is going on here?”  Angela asked, walking over to a car to see her boyfriend and Valgina sitting there, wrapped up in each other’s arms, kissing.

“What does it look like bitch?”  Valgina asked, throwing her drink through the window, the liquid hitting Angela in the face.

“What the hell!”  Angela screamed, yanking the driver’s side car door open and pulling Charlie out of the car first and then grabbing for Valgina as Charlie struggled to hold her back.

“Angela stop, what’s the use in you causing a scene.  We’re over,” Charlie said as he pushed Angela backwards.  “I don’t have time for a silly bitch like you.”

“What!  I thought you loved me,” Angela said, sitting down on the bench near the car as she cried.

“You thought I loved you?  Hell, I didn’t love you.  Bitch, you were just a quick piece of ass.  Take your silly ass on, no one wants you here,” Charlie said as he got back into his car and then drove down to the stop sign as Valgina held her head out the window.

“Ha ha, you silly ass bitch, I told you I could pull your man,” Valgina stated as she shot Angela the bird as the car continued travelling from her as she continued to cry on the bench.

“Hey girl, it’s going to be okay,” Angela heard as she turned around to see a guy from school.

“Who—who are you?”  Angela asked, looking at the young man strangely.

“I’m John, but you probably know me as JT the fag,” JT stated as he sat down next to her on the bench.

End Flashback

“You’re right, she hurt all of us, but we can’t let this one person destroy our lives around here,” Angela said, shaking her head.  “You just wait until I see that Danielle though; I’m going to kick her ass three ways from Sunday.”

“Be my guest.  If she wasn’t in Larry’s office, I’d probably be doing that right now,” JT stated as he sighed and then got up as his and Steve’s pagers went off at the same time.

“What’s up guys?”  Angela asked, looking at both men.

“It’s Justin, come on, let’s go,” JT said as he sighed. “Oh well, New Year’s Eve is bombed already.”

Nick’s Hospital Room

“Where’s Nick?”  Kevin asked as he and Alex walked into Nick’s room.

“He’s not here, you might try looking for him up in Justin Tanner’s room,” Aaron replied as he came out of the bathroom, burped and then stretched his arms over his head.

“Hey there little man, how have you been?”  Alex asked, hugging Aaron.

“I’m cool.  So, I guess you’re here for Brian’s trial,” Aaron stated with a frown.

“Yeah, but it’s not what you think.  I’m here to support Nick, not Brian,” Alex replied as the tears welled up in his eyes.  “I should’ve done that a long time ago, but it’s too late now.”

“What’s too late?”  Kevin asked, looking over at Alex.

“It’s too late to stop Brian from hurting Nick,” Alex said as he sat down in a nearby chair.

“What do you mean, stop Brian from hurting Nick?”  Kevin asked, standing in front of Alex with an angry look on his face.

“I—I knew about some of the things he had been doing to him,” Alex answered, looking down.

“What kinds of things?”  Aaron and Kevin asked in unison.

“I—I knew about Brian’s sexual and physical abuse of Nick,” Alex replied, taking in a breath as his tears came out full force.

“What!  You knew something was going on and you didn’t say anything!”  Aaron snapped, lunging for Alex as Kevin grabbed him quickly, holding him back.

“Yes, but at the same time, I didn’t want to get involved, mainly since Nick didn’t complain about it,” Alex said as he looked down.  “I—I thought he was into all the things he and Brian did together.  I—I thought he was into all the S and M stuff or something.”

“What!”  Kevin snapped, shaking his head.

“Could there have been a reason for why he didn’t complain?  Could it be that Brian had him strung out on drugs and mesmerized all the damn time?”  Aaron asked, shaking his head.  “I thought Nick was your friend.  How could you allow those things to happen and not tell anyone else?”

“I just told you.  Since Nick wasn’t complaining about how Brian treated him, I didn’t want to get involved,” Alex said as he wiped at his eyes.

“How—how long have you known about this Alex?”  Kevin asked, glaring at Alex.

“Since—since we came back from Europe,” Alex replied as Kevin and Aaron gasped.

“What!”  Kevin exclaimed as Aaron had to push him backwards to stop him from grabbing at Alex.  “All that fucking time and this has been going on and none of us knew about any of it!”

“Wait a minute.  Are you saying that Brian and Nick were together, when you guys started out as a band?”  Aaron asked, crossing his arms across his chest.

“Not—not exactly,” Alex replied.

“Then tell me how exactly,” Aaron said as he got up in Alex’s face.

“Well… Ah… The—the last couple of weeks before we were scheduled to come back home, Nick started acting strange.  From that point on, I started keeping an eye on him.  One day, after we got back from dinner, I saw him and Brian go into a room at the arena.  Suspicious, I walked down to the door and listened.  After a couple of minutes, I heard what sounded like a slap and then I heard Brian yell at Nick for looking at other men,” Alex explained as he looked down.  “As I continued listening, Brian ranted and raved about Nick keeping his eyes to himself and then I heard the sound again that sounded like a slap.  After that, Nick said he was sorry and I thought it was all over until I heard Nick cry out.  When I peeked into the room, he and Brian were having sex, rather roughly.  Brian had him pinned against the wall with his hand over his mouth.”

“Oh my God, he was raping Nick all that time,” Kevin said as he looked away as the tears streamed down his face.  “What kind of friend am I?  I—I never saw any signs of this going on.”

“They—they didn’t want you to see any signs,” Alex replied.

“So, tell me this Alex.  All the bruises that Nick just happened to have on his body, those weren’t from him falling or hurting himself during dance practice, was it?”  Kevin asked.

“No, it was all Brian,” Alex replied.

“Fuck this!  He better hope the court hinds his ass guilty and he goes to prison or I’m going to hurt him myself,” Aaron said as he shook his head.  “You guys are supposed to be his friends!  How—how could to be around him all the time and not know that something like that was happening to him?  I—I don’t believe this!”

“I—I’m sorry Aaron,” Alex said with a frown.  “I—I just…”

“You didn’t want to fucking get involved.  You said that already Alex.  Do you have any other damn excuses?”  Aaron asked, walking over to Alex and then slapping him across the face.  “You’re just as guilty as Brian!”

“Aaron stop, don’t hit him again,” Kevin said as he held Aaron in his arms as he cried.  “I know you’re hurt and upset, but it’s not Alex’s fault that Nick got hurt, it’s Brian’s fault.”

“No, it’s all of your faults!”  Aaron screamed out as more tears fell from his eyes.  “You all should’ve known something was going on with him… with them!”

“It’s hard to tell when something’s wrong with someone, when they hide it so well,” Kevin said as he shook his head.

“You still should’ve told them and us what was going on Alex.  You probably kept that info to yourself because you thought it would break up the damn band,” Aaron said as he pointed his finger in Alex’s face.  “Fuck the Fifth Avenue Boys!”

“That’s not true Aaron,” Alex responded as he shook his head and then looked down.

“Why are you here now Alex?”  Aaron asked, glaring at Alex.  “You have nothing to lose now that you guys aren’t together anymore.”

“Aaron please,” Alex said as more tears fell from his eyes.

“Why don’t you just fucking leave here!  I don’t think you need to be here,” Aaron said as he sniffled and then turned his back to Alex as he continued crying.

“Please Aaron,” Alex said as Aaron raised his hand, interrupting him.

“Just go Alex, I—I don’t want to see or hear from you ever again,” Aaron said as he walked to a corner of the room and wiped at his eyes again.

“I—I guess I’ll go then,” Alex said as he walked out of the room.

“He—he needs to be on trial with Brian,” Aaron stated as he shook his head.  “All of you do.”

The Gym

“Come on Justin, you’ve been quiet all morning.  What’s wrong with you man?”  Steve asked, rubbing Justin’s legs.

“Nothing,” Justin replied with a frown.

“Come on man, I know something’s bothering you.  You were all smiles last night when I left you and now you look like someone stole your cute little puppy,” Steve said, watching Justin’s face.

“I said nothing alright!”  Justin snapped, sighing as he turned his head, looking away from Steve.

“I—I’m sorry Justin,” Steve said with a hurt look on his face.

“No, I’m sorry Steve.  I—I shouldn’t have yelled at you like that,” Justin spoke, reaching out to Steve and hugging him.  “Will you please forgive me; it’s not your fault that Janet Canton is a bitch.”

“Okay, what happened?”  Steve asked, coming to the realization who Justin was talking about.

“She—she doesn’t want Nick being my boyfriend,” Justin replied, sighing.  “She doesn’t want him seeing me.”

“Why not?”  Steve asked, watching Justin.  “What does she have to do with you and him dating?”

“She—she doesn’t want him with me because I’m a cripple.  She doesn’t want me around him.  She claims us being together is unhealthy for Nick,” Justin stated with a frown as he shook his head.

“I thought I told you not to use that word again,” JT said, walking into the room with Mark and Kasai.

“Well hello boss… Hey, what are you doing here little man?  It’s a little bit early for school to be out,” Steve said, looking over at JT and then over at Kasai.

“I had to go pick him up from school, he was in a fight today,” JT stated as he walked over to the mat and then sat down next to Justin.  “He wanted to leave school so quickly, he couldn’t wait for the New Year’s break.”

“Oh man, you were in a fight?  What happened?”  Justin asked, rolling around on the mat with Steve so he could see Kasai.

“Some kids at school were picking on me,” Kasai replied as he looked down.

“Go on,” Mark said, tapping Kasai on his shoulder.

“So, I decided to beat on each of them,” Kasai added as he looked up at Mark.

“And…” Mark said, nudging Kasai.

“And I threatened to kill everyone,” Kasai said as Steve’s eyes widened as he shook his head.

“Whoa lil man, that’s enough to get you kicked out of school,” Steve said, looking at JT and then at Mark strangely.  “Did you get kicked out of school?”

“Oh no, he didn’t get kicked out of school, but he’s suspended for a few days, after school starts again,” JT stated with a frown.

“Aww man, see what happens when you don’t think things through,” Steve said, turning his attention back to Justin.

“They didn’t have any business bothering me.  I wasn’t bothering them and it seems no one else was trying to stop them,” Kasai stated as he sat in a chair close to the door.

“Come on Kasai, you know better than that.  Because people bother you, you don’t take that and turn around and use violence to solve the problem,” Steve stated as he shook his head again.

“Violence solves a whole lot of fucking problems,” Kasai said as he realized what he just said as his eyes widened.  “Oops.”

“What did you just say Kasai Martin Poole?”  JT asked, getting up from where he sat and then walked over to where Kasai was.

“I—I didn’t say anything Daddy,” Kasai replied with a scared look on his face.

“Oh yes you did.  How long have you been using that kind of language?”  JT asked, looking at Kasai with a stern look on his face.

“I—I…” Kasai stuttered out as JT shook his head and then waved his hand dismissively.

“Never mind, I don’t even wanna know,” JT said as he turned his back to Kasai.  “Mark hone, deal with him.”

“Daddy,” Kasai said as his eyes widened in fear.

“I hate to do this Kai, but you’re grounded for the next two weeks,” Mark stated as he looked over at JT.  “During that time, you won’t be watching TV, playing video games, no fun, just staying in your room.  You will only leave your room to eat and go to the bathroom, nothing more than that.”

“Daddy… please,” Kasai whined, looking between Mark and JT with an agitated look on his face.

“You heard what your father said,” JT said, waving his hand again as he turned his attention back to Justin and Steve.

“Okay, fine then,” Kasai said with a sigh.

“Mark honey, can you enforce your punishment right now?  I don’t want to see that boy,” JT said as he shook his head again.

“Honey…” Mark said as JT looked over at him.  “I guess I can.  Are we still having lunch together today?”

“Yeah we are.  Are you going to cook or should I bring food with me?”  JT asked.

“I’ll cook,” Mark answered as he looked at Kasai and then back to JT.

“Cool then.  Could you cook enough for six?”  JT asked, looking over at Mark.

“Six,” Mark said, looking at JT strangely.

“Yeah six.  One, two, three, four, five, six,” JT said, holding up his hand and counting off his fingers as Mark and Steve looked at him strangely as he started laughing.  “I’ll be bringing Justin, Nick, Steve and Angie home with me.  I’m sure you know how to add.”

“Ha ha, real funny baby,” Mark said with a smile.  “I’ll see what I can do.  I’ll see you guys in a bit then.”

“Yep, you sure will,” JT said, laughing again.

“What’s that all about?”  Steve asked, looking at JT strangely again.

“I have the wildest idea,” JT said with a smirk.

“What kind of idea?”  Steve asked.

“I overheard you two talking,” JT said as he looked over at Justin.

“Oh?  You know that Janet Canton is a bitch that doesn’t want this cripple associating with her son,” Justin sarcastically said, sitting up on the mat.

“You aren’t a cripple and who cares what Janet Canton says or thinks?  I think you should see Nick as much as you can,” JT stated as he moved over to his duffle bag.  “This is why I’m taking you and him to my place for lunch.  It’ll give you and him some time to be together and you can think of it as your first date or something.”

“How are you going to get us out of here?”  Justin asked, looking at JT closely.

“Simple, I’ll just say it’s part of your therapy session,” JT replied with a smile.  “Since you do need to learn how to get around outside of the hospital, I thought I would introduce you to that a little bit early.”

“Ah cool, I think,” Justin said as he hugged JT.  “That makes me happy.”

“Wow, he hugged someone and he’s happy,” Steve said, laughing as Justin smacked him on the arm gently.

“I’m glad you’re happy Justin.  I’m going to call Angie so she’ll be ready to go,” JT stated, pulling out his cell phone.

Sometime Later – The Poole-Walden Estates

“Honey, we’re here,” JT called out, walking through the front door with Angela, Steve, Nick and Justin, following behind him.

“I’m in the kitchen baby,” Mark called out.  “Everything’s almost done, go ahead and get comfortable.”

“Alright, we’ll be sitting out in the family room,” JT said as he threw his things down at the door.  “Where’s Kai?”

“He’s up in his room, where I sentenced him to,” Mark replied.  “What do you all want to drink?”

“I think there’s enough iced tea for all of us,” JT stated.

“There is?  Where is it?”  Mark asked, peeking his head from the kitchen.

“It’s out in the garage’s fridge,” JT replied, walking out of the room.

“How are you feeling Justin?”  Angela asked.

“I’m feeling a whole lot better, now that we’re here together,” Justin answered as Steve got up and then walked away as Angela smiled and then walked over to where he stood.

“Where are you going Steve?”  Angela asked, looking at Steve strangely.

“I’m going to check on Kasai and talk with him a bit,” Steve replied, walking over to the stairs.

“Alright, so how long do we have here?”  Angela asked, looking around.

“We’ll be here for two hours, why do you ask?”  JT asked, walking back into the room.

“I just wanted to know whether or not I had to gobble my food down like a mad woman,” Angela said as she laughed as JT sat down.

“No, you don’t have to gobble your food down in a hurry.  We have a whole lot of time here today, so take your time.  I got you cleared to stay here with Nick, since you’re his main nurse,” JT said with a smile.

“Cool, so what did Larry have to say about that?”  Angela asked, looking at JT.

“Nothing much.  Since Justin and Nick are both high priority cases at the hospital, I’m allowed to take whatever means necessary to make their therapy program work for them,” JT stated as Mark walked into the room.

“Alright guys and girl, it’s time to get down,” Mark said as everyone laughed.  “It’s on.”

“I bet it is,” JT said, hugging Mark.  “So, what are we having?”

“On today’s menu, there’s baked chicken, parsley potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce and garlic rolls,” Mark replied as he kissed his fingertips.

“Oh, so you think you have it like that, it better be good man,” JT stated, snapping his fingers.

“You know everything that I make is always good and delicious, so you better watch your tongue young man,” Mark said as JT laughed and then shot him the bird.

“I just love it when you say things like that to flatter me, calling me a young man, how cute,” JT said as they went into the dining room.

“Is Kasai coming down to eat with us?”  Steve asked, leaning over the stair railing.

“Yeah, tell the little bugger to come on down,” Mark said, smiling weakly.

“Are you sure about that baby?  It’s a little bit too early for parole,” JT said, looking over at Mark.

“He can come down to eat a meal.  When he’s done eating, he’ll be going right back up to his room to serve his sentence,” Mark said, kissing JT on the cheek.  “Okay guys and girl, dig in.”

“This looks wonderful Mark,” Justin commented, moving over to the table as Nick started to sit next to him.  “It smells yummy too.”

“Wait, you two sit over there,” JT said, pointing to the end of the table.  “Steve, you sit here and Angie, you are here.”

“Kai will sit here, right next to me,” Mark said, patting the seat next to him.

“I don’t want to sit there,” Kasai replied, moving away from Mark.

“You will sit there Kai, now sit down,” Mark said in a stern voice.

“You heard what your father said, now sit down,” JT said, waving his hand at Kasai.

“I don’t want to sit there,” Kasai argue, his voice rising a bit.

“Don’t make me get up from this chair boy,” JT said, looking over at Kasai with an angry expression on his face.  “If I get out of this chair, you’ll not like me when I make first contact with you.  Now sit your lil ass down boy.”

“Do you need more time added to your current sentence?”  Mark asked, walking over to where Kasai stood.  “Just sit down and stop making a scene in front of our guests.”

“I’m not the one making the scene here, you two are,” Kasai replied, glaring at Mark.

“You know what; I’m tired of hearing this.  Go on, get up to your room and don’t come back down until I tell you to,” Mark said, glaring at Kasai.

“I…” Kasai said, looking over at JT.

“Nothing Kai, you heard what I said, now move,” Mark said, pointing at the stairs.  “Get!”

“Daddy,” Kasai whined.

“You heard what Mark said, get to stepping boy,” JT said, turning away from Kasai.

“Fine!”  Kasai exclaimed, running up the stairs to his room quickly as the sound of a door slamming could be heard.

“That went fairly well,” Mark said with a frown.

“Okay, what’s going on with him guys?”  Angela asked, looking at JT.  “It’s like he’s a whole new person now.  That’s a new side of my nephew that I don’t like.”

“Don’t know what’s going on with him Angie and I don’t like this new side of him either.  I think something’s wrong, that he’s not telling us,” JT said with a frown.  “There has to be something more to this, than what we already know.”

“There’s nothing wrong with that boy.  He’s just smelling himself like my mom used to say it.  He just doesn’t want to follow the rules around here.  We give him an inch and he expects a foot in return,” Mark said, sitting down at the table.

“Kids,” JT said, shaking his head.  “I’m sorry you all had to witness that.”

“We were kids too.  We’ve all done something like that at some point or another.  I now I acted worse than that at times,” Justin said, chuckling as JT raised an eye at him.

“That’s just not nice to laugh about Justin.  They’re trying to make an example,” Nick said, looking at Justin with a strange expression on his face.

“Oooooh, he’s talking, he’s talking,” JT said, pointing at Nick with a smile on his face.  “I actually thought his voice was non-existent.”

“I can talk.  I only talk when I have something important to say,” Nick replied, looking down.

“Everything you say to me is important Nick,” Justin said, kissing Nick’s hand.

“Awww, that’s was so sweet,” JT said, turning and looking over at Mark.  “Why don’t you say sweet stuff like that to me?”

“I do, you just don’t listen all the time,” Mark said, shaking his head.

“Oh whatever man,” JT said, smiling at the way Nick and Justin watched each other.

To Be Continued…

If I Ain’t Got You – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 — Unfriendly Revelations

Dec 31, 2002 – Orlando, FL – The Home of Joshua Charles and Justin Tanner

Joshua’s POV

“Come on in Kevin, you know where everything is,” I told him, closing the door behind him.

“Hurry up Josh, hurry and get out of those clothes,” Kevin demanded, pushing me down on the sofa.

“Aren’t we going to take this up to the bed?”  I asked, moving back on the sofa as he tried to get my pants open.

“No time for that, I want your ass right here, right now,” he replied, peeling out of his shirt and kicking off his shoes.  “Get the hell out of those clothes Josh.  I’m going to fuck you until you can’t walk straight.”

“Hot damn baby, come on,” I replied, grabbing the buckle of his belt and yanking his pants open.  “I’m ready for you right now.”

“Assume the damn position,” he said, pushing me backwards on the sofa.  “When I’m done with you, you’d know you’ve been fucked by the best.”

“We could do that from my bedroom,” I said, sliding from under him and pulling him to his feet, leading him up the stairs and around the corner to my bedroom as I pushed him down on the bed and then dropped to my knees, taking his dick into my mouth.

“Suck me bitch, suck that dick,” he said, placing his hands on the back of my head, encouraging me to deep throat him.

Kevin thrashed around under me as I continued sucking his dick.  The more I sucked, the more he pressed his hand down on my head, pushing me further down on his dick.  My nose is in his pubes now and I’m close to gagging.  Doing my best to get all of him down my throat, he stopped moving and then pushed me off of him.

“No, I can’t do this Josh,” he said, pulling his pants back up.

“What?  Why can’t you do this?  We’re here and the mood is perfect for this,” I said, pushing him back down on the bed.

“Get off of me Josh!  Because of you, a beautiful woman is upset with me!”  He snapped, walking to the other side of the room.

“Okay, does this have anything to do with the bitch you were talking to at the hospital,” I said as the expression on his face changed.

“She’s not a bitch and yes it does,” he said, getting up in my face as I grabbed him around the neck and kissed his lips.  “Stop it Josh, I’m not going to let you entice me to stay here with you.  If I stay here, I’m blowing all chances with her.”

“Fuck her, you can be here, blowing me right now.  You can have me right now and anytime you want and she’ll probably make you wait before you get to tap that ass,” I told him as I grabbed his ass.  “You know I’m the one you want.  You don’t need a woman.  You need me, I know what you want Kevin.  I know what you like.”

“I—I don’t know what I want right now, but I know I want to get to know her and see what’s possible for the two of us,” he said, rubbing his head.  “Fuck, I don’t know what to do here.  I can’t continue living my life like this.  I’m pissing off everyone in my family being with you and the other men I’ve been…”

“Fuck what everyone else wants Kevin.  It’s your life, not theirs.  If you want to fuck me and other men, then that’s what you want to do.  You don’t have to please anyone but yourself,” I told him as I leaned in and kissed his mouth and he didn’t resist me.

“Maybe you’re right Josh,” he said as he lay back down on the bed.

“You know I’m right Kevin.  I can give you what you want,” I told him, kissing his lips as we started grinding our hips together.

“You can give me what I want?  Josh, you can’t stay committed to any one person for longer than a night,” he said as he pushed me off of him again.  “You’re a ho Josh and you know it.  You’re only as good as your next fuck.”

“Excuse me,” I said, slapping him across the face for insulting me that way.

“You’re excused.  I’m going back to the hospital to check on Nick and then I’m going back to my hotel.  Stay away from me Josh.  You’re not what I need or want.  If you were a different person, things might’ve been different for us, but you’re a whore, a two-bit whore and that’s not the kind of person I’m looking for,” he said as he walked out of my bedroom.

“Fuck you Kevin, I hope you end up with a woman and be miserable forever!”  I screamed out as I heard the front door of the house open and then slam close.

The Poole-Walden Estates – JT and Mark’s Bedroom

Mark’s POV

“Is Kai sleeping baby?”  I asked as JT walked into the bedroom.

“No, he’s still awake.  He’s reading a book, trying to burn some energy, so he can get some sleep,” he replied, sighing as he walked over to the closet.

“I—I think I should go talk to him,” I said, getting up and walking over to where JT stood as I kissed his neck.  “While we ate, he avoided looking at me.”

“Just leave him alone for tonight.  He wants to be left alone,” he said, kissing me on the cheek.  “Have you had a shower yet?”

“Yes, but I can go in there and shower with you baby,” I told him, kissing around his neck again, helping him take off his clothes as he moaned.

“Are you trying to seduce me baby?”  He asked, turning around in my arms as he leaned against the wall and then kissed my lips again.

“Yes, I’m trying to seduce you baby.  I need my daily fill of you baby,” I told him, gently biting his lower lip as he grinned.  “I need to make love to you.”

“Oh really?”  He said, looking at me with that evil grin of his that I love so much.

“Yes, really baby.  I’ve been thinking about you all day long.  I wanted to pull you back into your office earlier and do some naughty things on your desk, but I didn’t want anyone walking in on us and thinking I was a naughty girl or something like that,” I told him as he laughed.

“I don’t think anyone would’ve thought you were a naughty girl, I know what’s between your legs,” he said as he laughed again and then winked at me.

“How about we go get that shower,” I suggested.

“Might as well.  I’m tired and I would really like to get some nookie before my head hits the pillow,” he said, pulling me towards the bathroom.

“Please baby, turn on some warm water.  I don’t feel like freezing like you froze me this morning,” I told him as he turned the water on in the shower.

“Oh alright, you big ole baby,” he said, dropping the rest of his clothes on the floor as he stepped into the shower stall.

I got into the shower behind him and then kissed his mouth as I closed the stall door.  We stood there, allowing the water to wash over our bodies as we stood there, locked in each other’s arms.  I picked up the soap and washcloth and lathered it up quickly.  Washing his back, he held onto me as I continued kissing his neck.  I love this man.  I thank the stars that I have him in my life.  I love him so much.

“Turn around baby, so I can do your front,” I told him, kissing his neck gently as he turned around in my arms.

“You’re just trying to get me hot,” he said, leaning up against the wall of the shower as the spray flowed down his body.  “Come on baby, I’m hot and bothered by you.  Are we going to stay in the shower forever or are we going to dry each other off and go make love?”

“Hell, you don’t have to ask me twice,” I said, turning the water off, stepping out of the stall and leading him out as I grabbed a towel to dry him off.

“Slow down, are you trying to break me in half or something?”  He asked, laughing at the speed I used to dry him off.  “If you don’t stop, I’ll end up having towel burns all over my body.”

“Sorry baby, but I need that milkshake.  You have taught me already, so there’s no need to charge,” I told him, laughing at the expression on his face.

“I’m not Kelis, but come on anyway.  I would just have to settle for you,” he said, teasing my mouth with his lips as he walked past me.

“Hey!  Are you saying you would drop me for a woman?”  I asked, following him back into our bedroom.

“Hell no, I’m sprung on dick and that’s all I want out of life,” he said, plopping down on the bed.  “I’m ready for my close-up Mr. Poole.”

“Hot damn, I’m gonna get some.  Wait until the boys in gym class hear about this,” I said, jumping on the bed as he laughed uncontrollably.

Early Tuesday Morning

JT’s POV

I slept very soundly, until that damn phone rang, disturbing me from my peaceful sleep.  I tell you the truth; someone up there has it in for me when it comes to me getting my much-needed sleep.  Every time I’m having some good sleep, something always happens to disturb it.  It’s like I’m not meant to get the good rest that I need and want.

“Hello,” Mark spoke into the phone that was conveniently on his side of the bed.  “Hold on just a sec Danielle.”

“Hello,” I said into the phone, holding it to my ear.  “What’s wrong Danielle?”

“Nothing’s wrong J, I just called to let you know that I’m resigning from my position at the hospital and moving out to California,” she stated as I slid up in bed.

“You’re moving out to California, why?”  I asked, shaking my head as Mark rolled over.

“Well, all of my family is out there and I finally have the chance to open my own practice,” she replied as I somewhat knew the real reason for her leaving.  “I’m even getting married.”

“You’re getting married?  Lawd, to who?”  I asked, shocked, not figuring her to be the type to marry the guy she’s been dating, being that I didn’t think he was right for her in the first place.  I hope she didn’t lower her standards to marry that creep.

“I’m marrying my high school sweetheart.  He moved out to California a year after we graduated,” she said as I looked at Mark, shrugging my shoulders since I knew the guy she’s dating now isn’t her high school sweetheart.

“So, Malcolm moved out to Cali?”  I asked, rubbing my head.

“No J, Cal, my high school sweetheart moved out to California and he asked me to marry him and I said ‘yes’.  So, basically, I’ll be completely moved out there by the end of the week,” she giddily said.

“What about Malcolm?  What about your patients at the hospital?”  I asked.

“Well you and the new therapist will take them on,” she stated as I’m sure my eyes went wide.  I’m in no mood to deal with psyche cases and my caseload is already heavy as it is.

“What new therapist?”  I asked, sliding around on the bed.

“The one you will meet today,” she said as I got a strange feeling deep down in my gut.  “Don’t get bitchy.  You knew I was going to leave one day.”

“I’m not acting bitchy, yet.  I just don’t like this kind of stuff sprung on me at the last minute Dani,” I stated.  “You know what, we can finish this conversation when I see you at work.”

“Calm down baby,” Mark said as he got up and then wrapped his arms around me as I pressed the button to disconnect the call.

“I am calm,” I said, glaring at him.

“Okay, since you’re so calm, why is that vein in your forehead bulging out like that?”  He asked, kissing my neck.  “Just calm down baby.  Think about something calming and refreshing.”

“Okay fine, I’m not calm,” I replied, getting up and walking over to the closet to pick out what I would wear for the day, sighing as I picked out a few items and threw them on the bed.

“I love you baby,” he declared.

“I love you too Mark,” I replied as there was a knock on the bedroom door.

“Come on in Kai,” Mark said as Kasai walked into the room.

“Hey Daddy, Daddy Mark,” Kasai replied as I turned around and waved at him.

“What’s up buddy?”  I asked as he walked over and hugged me.

“Do I really have to go to school today?  I don’t want to face Lisa or anyone for that matter,” he said with a frown.

“Why don’t you come back after I’ve gotten dressed and I’ll give you an answer then,” I told him.

“Daddy please, please don’t make me go,” he pleaded with me.

“I said I’ll give you an answer after I’ve gotte dressed, now scoot,” I said, smacking him on his behind and sending him on his way back to his room.

“You’re not seriously thinking of letting him stay home from school, are you?”  Mark asked.

“He had a bad night,” I said as he shook his head.

“You spoil that child rotten,” Mark said as I looked back at him.  “Well you do.”

“I’m not spoiling him,” I said, turning back around.

“You let him get away with murder baby.  He does what he wants, when he wants and he talks back to me.  When I try to punish him, you stop me and take his side,” Mark said with a frown.  “The boy is spoiled.  Baby, I urge you to make him go to school.  I know he had a bad night and all, but still, you let him walk all over us and that kind of behavior needs to stop.  All it takes is for him to cry or whine and you melt like butter for him.”

“Okay fine, I’ll tell him to go to school then,” I said, walking into the bathroom and started the shower.  “Are you coming in or not?”

“Yeah, I’m coming in,” he said, walking into the bathroom and closing the door behind him.

“Ready for round two?”  I asked as he stepped out of his boxer shorts and then stepped into the shower with me.

Two Hours Later – Florida Hospital – The Emergency Room

“Good morning Angie… Damn, you look like shit.  What happened to you?”  JT asked, walking over to where Angela stood.

“Don’t ask,” Angela replied, putting her nametag on her shirt.

“Does this have anything to do with the date you went on last night?”  JT asked with a frown.

“Yeah and before you even start JT, I don’t’ want to talk about it.  Just leave it alone,” Angela said as she picked up her clipboard as they walked to the elevator.

“Okay, fine with me.  I guess we all had back luck last night then,” JT said as they stepped into the elevator.

“Where are you going?”  Angela asked.

“I’m going up to my office first and then it’s up to Justin’s room to find out what actually happened last night,” JT replied as he checked his watch.

“What was your bad luck last night about?”  Angela asked.

“Kai got arrested last night for fighting,” JT stated as his pager beeped.

“Lawd, why was that boy fighting?”  Angela asked.

“He went to talk to Lisa last night and he told her that he was gay,” JT stated as Angela looked at him.  “When he was done, she had some of her friends jump him.”

“Well damn.  You know that lil bitch needs her ass beat down,” Angela said as she shook her head.  “You know, if you want me to, I’ll take care of her for you.  I never liked that lil tramp any ole way.”

“Stop that Angie, we have enough drama going on as it is,” JT said as his pager went off again.

“Someone is persistent,” Angela stated.

“I better call and check this out, it looks like one of the patient codes,” JT stated as the elevator dinged on his floor as the doors opened.  “I’ll see you up there in a few minutes.”

“All right, enter a whole new bad day,” Angela said as JT got off the elevator as the doors closed.

“Good morning boss, what’s up?” Steve asked, walking towards JT.

“Did you just beep me?”  JT asked, pulling out the keys to his office.

“No boss, it wasn’t me,” Steve replied, pulling out his keyes.  “I just got here myself.  I’m running a little late today.”

“I see.  So, what’s on the agenda for the day?”  JT asked, sitting behind his desk as he picked up the phone to call his pager service number.  After connecting, he listened to his messages, sighed and then hung up the phone and then got back up.  “That girl has gotten on my last nerve.”

“What’s going on boss?”  Steve asked as JT walked towards the door.

“I have to get to a meeting to deal with Danielle’s replacement,” JT said with a frown.

“Deal with her replacement?  I didn’t know she was leaving,” Steve said as he looked over at JT.

“I didn’t either until she called me before day this morning,” JT stated as his pager went off again.  “Damn, who’s this now?”

“Just go up to your meeting and I’ll get started with Justin and Eric,” Steve said as he waved JT on.

“Eric?”  JT said, not knowing who Steve referred to.

“I got an e-mail last night that Eric Johnson was turned over to me for therapy, so I’ll do him and Justin at the same time,” Steve said, shrugging his shoulders.

“Okay, I’ll come find you when the meeting is over,” JT said as he walked out of the office.

“Alright boss,” Steve replied, waving again.

The Hospital Director’s Office

“I’m glad you could join us Mr. Poole.  Now that you’re here, we can start this meeting,” Larry Tanner, the hospital’s director stated as he glared at JT.

“I’m sorry that I’m late, but I wasn’t aware that there was a meeting scheduled for this morning, pleas I had some things to deal with in my office,” JT stated as he took a seat at the table.

“I called and left a message for you this morning,” Danielle stated, turning around to look at Larry.

“Well I didn’t get a message from you Danielle.  The only messages I received were from Mr. Tanner and I just got those,” JT stated as he pulled the pager from his belt and placed it on the table to show her.  “There are no messages from you Danielle.”

“Regardless of that, this meeting was called to discuss Danielle’s resignation,” Larry stated.

“What’s going to be done with her patients?”  JT asked, turning to look at Danielle with a mean look on his face.

“At the moment, you will have to take them over, until her replacement can be brought up to speed on things,” Larry stated as JT turned and looked at him.

“What!”  JT snapped.  “I’m already backlogged with patients as it is now.  I’m ten patients over the amount I’m supposed to have now.”

“Well you shouldn’t be.  What is it that Mr. Lambert is doing?”  Larry asked.

“Steve is a physical therapist, not a psychologist,” JT stated as he sat forward in his seat.  “Steve is only certified to work with patients that need physical therapy, not the ones that need psychotherapy.”

“So, are you telling me that you can’t do the job JT?”  Larry asked.

“It’s not a matter of doing the job Larry, it’s a matter of having the time to do it,” JT stated as he got up.  “Right now, I have a total of thirty-two patients that I see.  I’m only supposed to have twenty on my caseload here.”

“Well the way I see it JT, you either handle the patients we assign you or you can find yourself another job,” Larry suggested as JT’s eyes widened.

“This is just too much,” JT said as he walked towards the door.  “When does this new replacement start?”

“Valgina Williams will start on Monday,” Danielle announced as JT turned around quickly.

“Valgina Williams?  What the hell!”  JT snapped, walking back over to the table.  “Are you kidding me here?”

“No kidding at all.  Valgina Williams will be taking over for me,” Danielle stated with a smirk on her face.

“Why do I get the feeling that you had something to do with the hospital hiring her Danielle,” JT stated, glaring at her.

“I had nothing to do with her being hired at all,” Danielle replied as JT shook his head.

“I—I don’t fucking believe this.  I believe you set all of this up for the hell of it,” JT stated as he pointed his finger in Danielle’s face.

“I had nothing to do with that at all,” Danielle said as she shook her head.

“Like hell you didn’t!  You orchestrated all of this madness!”  JT snapped, getting up in Danielle’s face.  “You knew what you needed to do to get a rise out of me and some other people around here.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about JT,” Danielle stated as she shrugged her shoulders and moved back a bit.

“You know damn well what I’m talking about Danielle,” JT said as Larry stood up.

“Maybe you need to leave and calm down a bit JT.  I suggest that you go on about your daily duties and when you calm down, then you can come back and discuss this calmly with me.  If you don’t do that, then I suggest you go clean out your desk and leave,” Larry stated as he sat back down with a smile on his face.  “Are we clear on this JT?”

“Crystal,” JT replied, walking out of Larry’s office quickly.

A Few Minutes Later – Angela’s Nurses’ Station

“What’s wrong with you JT?  Now you’re the one that looks like hell,” Angela said, walking from behind the desk.

“Would you like to take a wild guess at what just happened?”  JT asked, looking at Angela with tears in his eyes.

“No, what happened?”  Angela asked.

“Danielle’s leaving and Valgina Williams, the same Valgina from high school is coming to take her place on Monday,” JT stated as Angela dropped her clipboard to the floor.

“What the hell?  Tell me you’re joking JT,” Angela said as she bent down to pick up her clipboard.

“No, I’m not joking Angie.  Danielle did that shit on purpose,” JT stated as he sat down behind the counter, sniffling as he wiped at his eyes.  “That heffa knew what she was doing and tried to act like she was all innocent and shit!”

“Does this have anything to do with you guys not inviting her to the Bahamas?”  Angela asked.

“I don’t know what it has to do with, but we’re screwed big time come Monday morning,” JT said as he shook his head.  “The new year is going to kick off with a real big bang.”

“What’s going on you two?”  Steve asked, walking up to the counter.

“Bad news dude, guess what?”  Angela asked, looking at Steve as he shrugged his shoulders.

“What?”  Steve said, looking at both of his friends strangely.

“Valgina Williams is back in town,” Angela replied as Steve looked at JT, smiled and then shook his head.

“Come on, stop joking now,” Steve said as JT looked at him with a stern look on his face.

“No joke buddy, she’ll be working here on Monday,” JT stated as Steve looked at him and then looked at Angela.

“What the fuck!”  Steve screamed and then covered his mouth, realizing what he’d just done.

“Calm down Steve, she’s not here yet.  She won’t be here until Monday, that’s when she officially starts work here.  She’s replacing Danielle,” JT stated.

“That’s just fucking great.  I can’t work here with her,” Steve said as he looked around, his expression showing a panicky one.  “It’ll be like high school all over again.”

“I know sweetie, I know,” Angela replied as she walked around and hugged him.

“We’ll do what we can to keep her away from you,” JT replied with a frown.  “You know he has a point Angie.”

“I know JT,” Angela replied, sighing.

Flashback

Sometime in the Past

“I knew you two were might close for a reason,” Valgina said, walking around the table in the school’s lunchroom.

“Look Valgina, we don’t want any trouble here,” Steve said, looking up at the girl.

“I don’t care what you want Stevie.  You should’ve thought about that before you started looking at my man,” Valgina said, pulling out a note from her purse.

“What’s that?”  Steve asked, looking at the piece of paper in Valgina’s hand.

“This is the proof that I have of what you are, you fucking faggot,” Valgina ssaid, laughing as she walked to the front of the lunchroom.

“Oh God, what is she doing JT?”  Steve asked, following Valgina around the room with his eyes.

“I don’t know, but whatever it is, I don’t think it’s going to end well,” JT replied, shaking his head.

“May I have everyone’s attention please?  Listen up guys and girls; I have proof here that we have two unique fags among us in this very school.  That’s right guys, I said fags.  Beware of John Poole and Steven Lambert.  Those two guys right over there are booty bandits.  Look out, they might want you too.  If you want to know if you’re on their radar, check out this list,” Valgina announced, standing on top of a lunch table as she held up the piece of paper she had in her hand.  “This piece of paper is a list of all the guys they want to have sex with.  Come and look and see what the fags said about you.”

“Oh God,” JT said as he grabbed Steve’s hand as the two of them left the lunchroom quickly.

End Flashback

To Be Continued…

If I Ain’t Got You – Chapter 11

Chapter 11 — Dramatic Pause

Dec 30, 2002 – Orlando, FL – Florida Hospital – Nick’s Hospital Room

JT’s POV

“Hello,” I spoke into the phone.

“Baby, have you seen Kai?”  I heard Mark’s voice ask.

“No I haven’t, why?  Is there something wrong Mark?”  I asked, not liking the sound of his voice.

“We—we got into an argument and he ran off from me and I can’t find him,” Mark said as I shook my head, wondering what they had gotten into this time.

“What do you mean he ran off and you can’t find him?”  I asked, not realizing I had raised my voice.

“Baby, stop screaming,” he said as the call waiting beep sounded on the line.

“Hold on Mark, I have another call,” I said as I switched over to the other line.  “Hello?”

“Daddy, I need your help,” I heard Kasai’s voice on the line, sounding as if he was crying.

“Kasai, where are you?”  I asked.  “Mark’s on the other line, telling me that you two got into it again and that you ran away from him.  What’s going on boy?”

“Not now Daddy, I need you to come down to the police station and get me,” Kasai stated as multiple images flooded my mind of the reasons why he was there.

“I need to go to the police station and get you?  What’re you doing there?”  I asked, angry with him now.

“I—I got attacked, I just need you to come get me,” he said as he sniffled.  “I told the officers to take me to where you were, but instead they brought me here and said that I needed my parents to come get me.”

“Oh God son, are you okay?”  I asked, my anger fading.

“I will be, as soon as you come and get me.  I’m scared here and I want to go home,” he said as there was a loud scream and a gunshot in the background.

“Kai, what’s going on there?”  I asked, my mood turning into a frantic one.

“Some guy just got shot.  He was raping another prisoner here.  Daddy hurry up and come get me!”  Kasai demanded.

“I’m on my way,” I replied, closing the phone and walking towards the door.

“Is everything okay?”  Janet asked, watching me.

“No, it’s not okay.  We’ll he to finish this some other time.  I need to go,” I stated, walking out the room.

A Few Minutes Later – The Lobby

JT’s POV

“How could you treat him like that Mark?  Sometimes I wonder about you.  If he’s gay, he’s gay.  So what, we’re gay!”  I snapped, walking through the hospital doors.

“Yeah and look at all the crap we’ve had to go through in the last couple of years together,” Mark said with a frown. “I don’t want him going through the same shit we’ve had to go through baby.  I love him and I don’t want to see him hurt in any way.”

“I know you love him, but sometimes you can be a little bit harsh,” I said, getting into the van as I closed the door and then got the seatbelt buckled.  “We’ll just have to smooth this over later on, right now we just need to go get him and get him home.”

“Baby, you know I wouldn’t do anything to intentionally hurt him,” he said, leaning over and kissing me on the cheek.

“I know Mark, just drive.  While I talked with him on the phone, I heard a gunshot,” I told him as he swerved and looked at me.

“You heard a gunshot?”  He asked as I nodded my head.

“Yeah, Kai said that one of the prisoners was being raped and from the sounds of things, I guess the guards had to shoot the one doing the raping,” I told him as we arrived at the police station.  “Come on.”

“Baby, why don’t you stay here while I go in and get him,” he told me.

“I’m not staying out here… I’m going in there to get my child.  You can stay out here if you like, but I’m not,” I told him, opening the door and grabbing my crutches.

“Wait for me baby,” he said as I walked up the steps and got to the door.  “I got that.”

“Thanks,” I said as we walked down to the windowed counter.  “Hi, I’m JT Poole and I’m here to pick up my son, Kasai Poole.”

“You’re the kid’s dad?”  The man behind the counter asked as I looked at him funny.

“Yes, I’m his dad.  What seems to be the problem?”  I asked.

“You don’t look like a queen,” the officer said as I looked at him funny, wondering where this was going.

“I don’t look like a ‘queen’?  What is that supposed to mean?”  I asked, watching the man as my anger level rose.

“Your son was brought in here for starting a fight.  He shot his mouth off to some guys that were bigger than he is and he couldn’t handle it.  From what I heard, he was defending his gay dad,” the man stated as Mark stepped up behind me.

“I’m his gay dad, what’s your fucking point mister?”  I asked, slipping into bitch mode.  “I came here to pick up my son and I’m still waiting.”

“Hold your horses there.  Sheesh, I guess you are a queen,” the man said as he moved over to another part of the counter and grabbed a folder and then picked up a phone.

“Keep on talking mister and I’ll sue you and this entire place for your actions.  You’re pressing your luck with me tonight,” I stated as a police officer came around the corner with Kasai.

“Daddy!”  Kasai screamed, running over and hugging me tightly.

“Are you okay kid?”  I asked as he cried in my arms.  “I guess that’s a no.”

“What did you people do to him?”  Mark asked, looking at the two men.

“We didn’t do anything to the little wimp.  He’s been sitting back there in a cell since we brought him in,” the first man spoke as I looked at him like he had lost his damn mind.

“Why was he sitting back there, in a damn cell?”  I asked, my pissed off mood coming back full force.

“He broke the law.  When someone breaks the law, we put them in a jail cell.  That’s why it’s called jail,” the first man spoke as I shook my head.

“Okay, before this goes any further, is he free to go?”  I asked, starring the officer down.

“Yeah, he’s free to leave here.  Just make sure he stays out of trouble,” the first man spoke as he looked at me like he wanted to say more.

“Well thank you officer, we’ll be leaving now.  Have a good night,” I said as we walked out and headed back to the van.

“Are you okay?”  Mark asked, looking at Kai, getting no answer as we got to the van, opened the doors and got in.

“How did all of this start Kai?”  I asked, turning around in my seat a little bit so I could see him.

“After I left Daddy Mark at the hospital, I walked over to Lisa’s to talk about what we talked about earlier.  I got to her place, we talked and I was going to change my mind about telling her, but then I thought it would be wrong to lead her on.  I told her about my feelings and then she kicked me out.  After I left her place, some of her friends ran after me and tried to beat me up.  That’s when the police arrived and took us all to jail,” Kasai explained as Mark shook his head.

“So, Lisa sent her friends to attack you because you told her you’re gay?”  I asked.

“Yeah,” he replied as he sniffled.  “I wasn’t trying to hurt her.  I was only trying to keep from hurting her, but it seems it didn’t matter either way.  This is just great.  I won’t be able to show my face around school now.”

“Why is that?”  Mark asked.

“She’s going to tell everybody that I’m gay and her friends will too,” Kasai said as he sniffled.

“You have to be strong son.  Regardless of what she or anyone else thinks of you, you’re being true to yourself and trying to be true to her.  If she’s that small minded and inconsiderate, then she never liked you in the first place,” I told him as I climbed into the backseat with him and pulled him into my arms, holding him tight as he cried.

“It’s going to be okay, just don’t worry about any of this,” Mark stated as he looked in the rearview mirror.  “This will pass, I promise you that.”

“I hope so Daddy Mark, if not, I might be able to handle it,” Kasai stated as he held onto me.

“You’ll be just fine son,” I told him, kissing the top of his head.

“We’re almost home.  Do you guys want to go grab something to eat or order something in?”  Mark asked, turning onto Ventura.

“Kai, do you want to stop and get something?”  I asked.

“No, not really Daddy, I’ll get something out of the kitchen at home,” he lightly spoke.

“Alright,” I replied, smoothing his hair back on his head.  “Baby, what did you do with the food I had left over from Chili’s?”

“I ate it baby, I told you if you didn’t finish it, I would,” Mark said, laughing at me.

“Well damn, I guess I’ll cook something then,” I said, shaking my head.  “Mr. Greedy.”

“Fine, I’ll cook something.  You and baby boy go into the family room and I’ll prepare a nice late dinner,” Mark said as we turned on our street.

“Could we watch a movie?”  Kasai asked as I nodded my head.

“Sure, what do you want to watch?”  I asked as we pulled into the driveway.

“I don’t care what we watch,” Kasai replied as Mark smiled.

“How about we watch one of our favorites baby?  Why don’t we watch a Ricki Lake movie?”  Mark asked as he turned off the van, unbuckled his seatbelt, got out and closed the door, walking around to the passenger side to help me out.  “We could maybe watch ‘Serial Mom’ or ‘Miss Winterbourne’ this time,” Mark suggested as I shook my head.

“Or we could watch ‘Babycakes’ or ‘Hairspray’.  I love those movies the most,” I said as Mark shook his head as he helped me out of the van.

“Why don’t we try ‘Babycakes’.  I keep falling asleep on that one when you play it,” Mark responded and then laughed.

“That’s because you’re always half asleep when I’m watching it,” I said as I kissed him on the cheek as he held me up.

“Do you need your chair baby or do you think you can make it?”  He asked as Kasai moved around the two of us.

“I think I can make it handsome,” I replied as I took my crutches from Kasai as we walked up to the front door.

“Why don’t we call Aunt Angie and see if she wants to come over,” Kasai said as he looked at me.

“Sorry bud, but Angie’s not available at this time,” I told him, just as the phone started to ring inside the house.  “Go in there and get the phone Kai.”

“Okay Daddy,” Kasai said as he unlocked the door and then ran into the foyer to grab the phone.

“Who is it?”  I asked.

“It’s someone from the hospital,” Kasai replied as he stood by the kitchen entrance, holding the phone in his hand.

“Do you have to go back to work baby?”  Mark asked, sitting my wheelchair down in front of me.

“I don’t know.  I haven’t even taken the call yet.  Let me find out what’s going on first,” I told him as I took the phone from Kasai.  “Hello…”

“Mr. Poole, there seems to be a problem here at the hospital that requires your approval,” I heard the voice of Candy, one of the nurses from the sector Nick was currently in.

“What requires my approval Candy?”  I asked, wondering what she would be calling me for at this time of night as I looked over at Mark strangely as he shrugged his shoulders and then started making funny faces.

“There’s a problem concerning Mr. Canton.  He’s in Mr. Tanner’s room and he’s refusing to leave.  He stated that he wasn’t leaving the room and that he was going to remain there until morning,” Candy explained as I shook my head, wondering why she was calling me for something like that.

“So let him stay in there.  I don’t see any harm with that.  Did you call Dr. Warrenton or Dr. Donaldson about this matter?”  I asked.

“They both said whatever you said goes, since Ms. Michaels isn’t available,” Candy replied as I shook my head again.

“I don’t see the harm in him being in Justin’s room.  Let him stay in here.  They’re in the same therapy group and they’re adults.  It’s quite alright,” I stated.

“Okay Mr. Poole, I’ll make a note of this,” she said as I shook my head.

“Is there anything else Candy?”  I asked.

“No sir,” she replied.

“Alright Candy, have a good night then,” I said, hanging up the phone and then walking into the kitchen where Mark was mixing some stuff in a bowl.  “What are you making Mista Poole?”

“I’m mixing some sauce for the steak kabobs that are on the grill in the back Mista Walden,” he replied, kissing me on the cheek.

“You do realize it’s cold outside, right?”  I asked, walking over to the refrigerator.

“Yes baby, I do realize that,” he said with a smile.  “I’m only cooking the steak kabobs out there.  I have baked potatoes in the oven and I’ve already prepared a garden salad.”

“Oh my, you’re on the ball in here,” I said as he smiled.  “Where’s Kai?”

“He said he was going to shower,” he replied as he put the bowl down.  “Baby, grab the buzzer, the potatoes are ready.”

“Okay,” I replied, walking over to the oven, opening it and smiling at the smell of the potatoes.  “Those look good.  What did you top them with?”

“No baby, no tasting until it’s time to sit down at the table,” he said, smacking my hand.

“Well hurry up, I’m ready to eat,” I said as he shook his head.

“Who’s being greedy now?”  He asked as I shook my head and then threw a towel at him.  “Hey, watch it baby.”

“Yeah yeah, whatever,” I said as he walked over and kissed my mouth.

Dec 31, 2002 – The Spot Nightclub

“Hey baby, what’re you doing here?”  Joshua Charles asked, walking up to Kevin Richards as he sat on a barstool at the bar with a beer in his hand.

“Oh hell no, just leave me alone Josh.  Just stay far away from me,” Kevin stated as he put the beer down and then got up from the bar and started walking towards the exit.

“I’m not going to leave you alone Kev, I know that look.  Someone has hurt your dick’s feelings.  Was it that chick from the hospital that you were talking to earlier?”  Joshua asked.

“Just mind your own damn business Josh,” Kevin said as he continued walking.

“Come on Kevin, you know you don’t want me to leave you alone,” Joshua said as he got closer to Kevin, grabbed his arm and stopped him from walking away as he placed his hand on his crotch, squeezing gently.

“Cut that out Josh,” Kevin said as he smacked Josh’s hand away from his crotch.

“I won’t.  You know you love it when I do that.  You never complained about me squeezing you there before.  You used to love it when I played with your cock and sucked it until you came all over my face,” Joshua stated in a seductive tone as he rubbed his fingers slowly across Kevin’s chest.  “You know you want to fuck me tonight.  You know you want me to touch…”

“No I don’t,” Kevin replied, his voice trembling a bit.

“Yes you do Kevin, your voice is betraying you right now.  I can hear it in your voice of how much you want to screw me right now,” Joshua said as he leaned in close and kissed Kevin’s neck while he slowly massaged his cock through his pants.  “Come on Kevin, let’s just go back to my house and make love like we used to all night long.”

“I don’t want to do that Josh, just leave me alone, please,” Kevin said in a small voice.  “I—I can’t do that anymore… I—I’m a changed man.”

“Okay Kevin, have it your way.  You know you could be at my place right now, fucking my ass, over and over again.  In and out, in and out, over and over again, filling me up with your cum, making me beg you to pound me, harder and harder, faster and faster,” Joshua said as he punctuated each of his words with a squeeze to Kevin’s cock.

“Damn it Josh, you know I can’t resist you when you do that to me,” Kevin said, panting like he had been running in a marathon.

“Come on Kevin, why don’t we take this back to my place, so I can make you really breathe heavy.  When I’m done with you, you’d have a reason to breathe like that,” Joshua said as he leaned in and kissed Kevin’s mouth and then pulled him towards the door.

Florida Hospital – Justin’s Hospital Room

“It’s very simple really, all you have to do is make sure that no one comes in the room,” Justin said as he shook his head.

“You know you can’t do that Justin.  The nurses have to come in and check on you hourly, to make sure your body is functioning properly,” Jamie said as he walked over to where Nick and Justin sat on the bed.

“Why not, we just want to be here, in peace,” Justin said with a frown.  “We can’t have peace with everyone in and out of here, all the damn time.”

“The hospital isn’t a place for meetings Justin, this is your life we’re talking about here,” Jamie said as Marshall walked back into the room.

“Don’t you two understand where I’m coming from here?”  Justin asked, frowning as he looked at Jamie.

“I understand you Justin, but now isn’t the time.  You need to wait until you’re released in a few weeks,” Jamie stated as he sighed.

“I don’t want to wait a few weeks, we have now,” Justin said as he held Nick’s hand.

“I give up, we’ve been here for the last hour, trying to explain this to you.  You just don’t want to listen, you’re too darn stubborn,” Jamie stated as there was a knock at the door.

“Hello Mr. Tanner,” a nurse spoke, peeking her head into the room.  “I need to check your colostomy bag, if it’s okay if I come in?”

“Sure,” Justin replied as the nurse stepped into the room.

“Thank you.  Can you all please leave the room,” the nurse spoke as Jamie and Marshall moved towards the door but Nick didn’t.

“That includes you too sir,” the woman stated, looking at Nick.

“He can stay,” Justin responded as he looked at the woman, the expression on his face, speaking volumes of it’s own.

“Okay then,” the nurse stated as she picked up Justin’s chart, checked off some things and then moved around the bed to where he and Nick were.  “I need you to lift your shirt.”

“Yes ma’am,” Justin replied as he lifted the nightshirt he wore as the nurse pulled on a pair of gloves and then examined the tubing that was inserted into his abdominal wall.  “Is this going to take long?”

“Not at all Mr. Tanner,” the nurse replied with a smile as Justin frowned as she moved over to the sink, opened a cabinet and grabbed a gauze packet out and opened it.

“Is that thing going to be removed or do I have to keep it forever?”  Justin asked, pointing at the small pouch on his side as the nurse came back over and used the gauze to wipe around the opening.

“Right now, you have to have this until your intestines have healed and you can fully use the bathroom on your own,” the nurse answered.

“That’s just great,” Justin replied as he sighed again.

“Didn’t the doctor explain all of this to you?”  The nurse asked, disposing of the gauze and then removing the gloves as she went over to the sink and washed her hands.

“Probably so, it probably went over my head though and I had no idea what they were talking about,” Justin stated as the nurse motioned with her hand that he could put his shirt back down.

“Well if you like, I can have your PT tell you all about this stuff again,” the nurse stated as Justin just looked at her strangely.

“My PT?  What’s that?”  Justin asked.

“Your PT is your physical therapist.  I see that you have Mr. Poole and he’s also your counselor,” the nurse stated with a smile.

“Yeah,” Justin said, nodding his head.

“Well I’ll just make a note on your chart so he can go over this stuff with you,” the nurse stated as she picked up the chart again and then flipped some pages.  “Is there anything I can get you before I leave sir?”

“No thank you,” Justin replied as Lynn, Janet, Jamie and Marshall walked into the room.

“You have a good night sir,” the nurse stated, walking out of the room as Janet and Lynn looked at each other and then started arguing.

“What’s going on here?”  Justin asked, looking between his mother and Janet.

“You two need to cut it out,” Jamie suggested as Janet looked at him strangely.

“You stay out of this, you have nothing to do with this,” Janet said as she pointed her finger at Jamie.

“Don’t talk to him like that!”  Lynn snapped, pointing her finger at Janet.  “I can’t believe you said that about my son, I ought…”

“I’m telling the truth, I’m not trying to be hurtful or anything.  I don’t believe they should be together,” Janet stated as she glared at Lynn.

“I feel the same way, but not for the same reasons as you,” Lynn stated, walking over to the table and sitting down.  “I want Justin to get better before he starts dating someone.”

“I don’t think Nick would be in a good, healthy relationship, being with your son.  He’s a cripple and that doesn’t make for a good life,” Janet said as Lynn got up, walked over to where Janet stood and then smacked the hell out of her as Jamie and Marshall had to move quickly to grab her, holding her back from hitting Janet again.

“You bitch!”  Lynn snapped, fuming mad as she struggled to get away from Jamie and Marshall as the nurse returned.

“There’s too much noise in here, I’m calling security,” the nurse stated, standing in the doorway to the room.

“Lynn, you need to calm down,” Jamie stated as he tried to hold Lynn back from hitting Janet again.

“Please stop Mom,” Justin begged as he slid out of the bed and got into his wheelchair.  “Please stop fighting.”

“Look at him, I’m right, can’t you see that!”  Janet snapped, pointing at Justin.  “Do you actually see yourself being with someone like him Nick?  Speak to me son.”

“Yes Mom, I do see myself being with him,” Nick answered for the first time, since he’d been in Justin’s room.  “He’s nice to me.  He’s making me happy right now.”

“How in the hell is he making you happy?  He can’t walk!”  Janet snapped, walking over to Nick as she pointed at Justin.

“He’s not Brian, he’s not Jacob and he’s definitely not James,” Nick stated as he looked up at Janet.  “I can feel it.  Justin’s different.  I don’t believe he’ll hurt me, not like they did.”

“Of course he’s different, he can’t walk away from you like the others did,” Janet said, shaking her head.  “Please tell me this isn’t a pity relationship.”

“Thank you Mrs. Canton,” Justin stated as he wheeled out of the room.

“Justin, Justin wait, please don’t go,” Nick said as he got up. “Thanks Mom, thank you very fucking much!”

“What in the hell is wrong with you?”  Lynn asked as she got away from Jamie and Marshall.  “There must be something wrong in that blond head of yours!  Do you realize what you’ve done?”

“I don’t really care,” Janet said as Lynn shook her head and then hauled off and smacked her in the face again.

To Be Continued…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – Warning Signs

Feb 29, 1996 – Somewhere in Twin City, GA

JT’s POV

“Yes!  I am powerful again!”  I screamed, feeling my body warming up from the cold I’d been subjected too for too long.

“Ah J,” A’Mora spoke, frowning when I floated over to where my captor floated near the ceiling.  “Ah J, what are…”

“Who in the hell are you?”  I asked, my body growing in size as I felt my fingers tingling, the chill that was on them, now gone.  “Who in the hell are you damn it?”

“Ahhhh!”  The man screamed as I shook my head, using my powers to transform my hand into a Gryphon’s claw as I grabbed him, holding him tight.

“Who are you damn it!”  I screamed, grabbing him by the throat with my other hand, pulling him close to me as the expression on his face told me all that I needed to know.

“J stop, you’re going to kill him!”  A’Mora screamed out.

“Pamela… Ashley… Please tell me that you two don’t know this man,” I said, throwing the guy down to the floor as I used my mental powers and zapped his mind.  “You both know this man?  You knew he was capable of this crap and you didn’t tell me, why?”

“We didn’t know this Timmy,” Pamela spoke with a frown on her face.

“Enough!”  I screamed, raising my hands as psychic fire surrounded my body.

“Uh oh,” A’Mora said, shaking her head.  “J, stop this, enough is enough already.”

“No!  I’ve just begun!”  I screamed, lashing out with my pyrokinetic powers, setting the place on fire.  These fools won’t be using this place to torture anyone else.

“Oh God, we have to get out of here!  This place is going to come down!”  Kevin yelled as he looked around.

“We gotta get these people out of here!”  Pamela yelled.

“No, leave them!”  I snapped, floating towards Pamela as she backed away as I used my telepathy, locking onto her, Ashley, A’Mora and Kevin as I teleported all of us out of there, heading to the one responsible for this travesty.

Somewhere in Swainsboro, GA – The Home of Mother Divine

(<PAMPH>)

“You!”  JT screamed as he and his passengers appeared in a burst of light as he stepped close to Mother Divine.

“Momma, look out!”  Pamela screamed as JT lashed out with his telekinetic powers, knocking Pamela down to the floor.

“Oh God, he’s gone mad!”  A’Mora screamed, waving her hand as her clothing changed into her costume.  ‘We have to do something to stop him.  Brett, I need you to get Hank, Barbara and the others… I need your help!’

“What in the world is going on here?”  Mother Divine asked, trying to get away from JT.

“Saturn!  Mind and Soul Shock!”  JT screamed, floating into the air as his body spun around in a circle as a sphere of energy projected from his body, blasting Mother Divine, knocking her backwards to the floor.

“Divine!  Might of Spite!”  Mother Divine screamed, using her powers to shield herself from JT’s attack.

“Saturn!  Psi-Sonic Reflection!”  JT screamed as psychic and sonic energy blasted Mother Divine, pushing her body backwards as she held up what looked like a book, shielding herself from JT’s attack.  “Fine, I know how to stop you permanently!”

“JT, don’t!”  Kevin screamed.

“Saturn!”  JT screamed as he reached behind his back, grabbing for air as he held his hand up as his scepter materialized in his hand.

“JT, don’t do this!”  Kevin screamed again.

“Saturn!  Cosmic Power Ignite!”  JT screamed as his body glowed brightly as ribbon and energy flared around his body as he held the scepter high above his body.  “Saturn!  Silent World!”

“No!”  Everyone screamed as JT floated higher in the room, his powers blowing the roof off the house as cosmic energy poured from his body and scepter, raining down on Mother Divine and everyone near her.

(<PAMPH>)

“My child, what have you unleashed?”  They all heard as things around them stopped moving.

“Oh my God, we’re all going to die, he’s killed us all!”  Pamela screamed, falling to the floor, covering her head.

“What’s happening?  It’s like everything’s frozen and not moving,” Kevin spoke as he looked around the room, trying to touch debris that was frozen in mid-air.

“No!  You can’t do this to me!  She’s supposed to die damn it!”  JT screamed, shaking his head.  “You can’t stop me, you just can’t!”

“Please child, the energies you’ve released will extinguish this world,” they all heard as Guardian Hephzibah appeared above all of them in the clouds, her body shrinking down to the size of giant as she grabbed JT, taking his scepter from his hand.

“I don’t care about this damn world being extinguished!”  JT screamed as he struggled to get his scepter from Guardian Hephzibah.

“Still the fires of your mind and heart child.  Think about what you’ve done here child,” Guardian Hephzibah spoke.

“I already thought about it; she needs to die!”  JT screamed as the tears streamed down his face.  “She tried to kill me!  She almost killed me!”

“My child, that’s neither here nor there,” Guardian Hephzibah stated as she held JT in her hand.

“She tried to kill me!  If they hadn’t found me when they had, who knows what those damn people would’ve done to me!  She—she cast a spell and got rid of my powers!  I couldn’t save myself from those people!  I couldn’t save myself!  She meant for those people to kill me!”  JT screamed as there was a burst of light as Necroloque appeared.

“Child, what you’ve done here can’t be allowed to continue.  This must be reversed at all costs,” Guardian Hephzibah stated as her eyes glowed.

“No!”  JT screamed as he disappeared from Guardian Hephzibah’s hand and then reappeared on the floor with scepter in hand as he drew back to swing the scepter at Mother Divine.  “Soul Eternal…”

“No Timmy, you can’t do this,” Necroloque stated, waving his hand in JT’s direction, causing JT to fall to his knees, totally out cold.

“What did you do to him?”  Kevin asked, moving closer to where JT was.

“He’s currently asleep,” Necroloque answered, his eyes glowing brightly.  “He’ll be fine later on.  This is a tragedy that must not be allowed to continue.”

“You don’t say,” A’Mora stated as Necroloque looked at her strangely.  “You people sure do know how to screw up somebody’s mind.”

“This is a Legacy matter and you are not a part of it,” Necroloque stated as he looked over at A’Mora.

“Sometimes I wonder why he would want to be a part of something that tried to kill him,” A’Mora stated, shaking her head as Kevin gestured with his hand, trying to stop A’Mora.

“Because one thought that way, it doesn’t mean we all do,” Necroloque stated as he waved his hand in A’Mora’s direction as she disappeared from the room.  “It would be in your best interest not to say anything here Legacy Pluto, as I am not in the mood to deal with you right now either.”

“Yes sir,” Kevin replied, bowing his head as he looked down.

“Get him to safety and when he awakens, he’ll feel at peace,” Necroloque stated with a frown on his face.

“I don’t think that’ll be the case.  I think he’s going to hold onto this hurt and pain for a very long time,” Kevin stated as a few tears fell from his eyes.

“I’m sure he will, but right now, we’re stopping the world from ending because of his actions and her hatred… and sadness,” Necroloque spoke as he turned around as he and Guardian Hephzibah disappeared.

“Mother Divine, you’ve avoided death today,” Kevin said as he knelt down close to JT, waved his hand as he and JT disappeared from the room, leaving Pamela and Ashley alone with Mother Divine.

“Momma, what in the world were you thinking?”  Pamela asked, looking at Mother Divine closely.

“I was trying to save his soul.  I was trying to keep him from going to hell,” Mother Divine stated as Pamela and Ashley both shook their heads.

“Yeah, I think you’ve caused a bigger problem, than just trying to save his soul Momma,” Pamela stated with a frown.  “I don’t think this is over with.  I love you Momma, but what you did was wrong.  Like he said, they almost killed him.”

“They didn’t kill him,” Mother Divine spoke.  “They were only…”

“Momma, when I saw the images in his mind of what was going on with him when we finally located him, I was shocked that he was still alive!”  Pamela screamed as she threw her hands up.

“They weren’t going to kill him, just make him see the error of his ways,” Mother Divine stated as she shook her head and then looked around.  “Being with those—those men have corrupted his soul and for him to be an angel, he can’t be that way.”

“They nearly kill him, the reason he came here and tried to kill you Momma!”  Ashley snapped, throwing her hands up also.  “Don’t you understand that?”

“As I said, they weren’t going to kill him,” Mother Divine said as she turned her back to Ashley, walking over to a mirror in the room as she waved her hand in front of it, viewing the reflection that showed where JT and Kevin had teleported off to.  “He’s with Kevin again.  I thought they were over.”

“They were over, but it seems your actions have brought them back together,” Pamela stated, looking at Mother Divine strangely.  “Kevin hadn’t been with Timmy in a long time.  The only time Kevin would be around is when he was needed as Legacy Pluto and nothing more than that.  Kevin moved on with his life, but your hatred here has pushed him right back to Timmy, so you only have yourself to blame for sending his soul back to hell, as you see it!”

“How dare you talk to me like that!”  Mother Divine snapped, pointing her finger in Pamela’s face.

“It’s about time that someone did,” Pamela said as she turned away from Mother Divine.  “I’m leaving!”

“What?  What do you mean?”  Mother Divine asked.

“It means that I’m getting out of here to go somewhere else.  If you’ll do something like that to a man that you call your son, I wonder what you’ll do to me,” Pamela stated as she shook her head and then waved her finger in a ‘Z’ formation, creating a dimensional portal as she sighed and then jumped through it.

“I guess you’re going to leave too,” Mother Divine said as she looked over at Ashley and then back at the mirror’s reflection as Ashley walked out of the room.  “I was only doing what I thought was right.  I was just trying to save his soul.  I didn’t want my baby boy going to hell for his sinful ways.”

Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Combat Room

(<PAMPH>)

“Whoa!  I could’ve seriously hurt you,” Hank said, floating down to where A’Mora appeared on the floor in the room.  “Why would you teleport in here?”

“I didn’t teleport myself here, JT’s uncle did it,” A’Mora replied with a frown.

“So, you guys were able to find him?”  Hank asked as A’Mora nodded her head.  “So, where was he been held up lately?”

“That’s a long story,” A’Mora replied as Hank looked at her.  “Okay, it seems he was in some place in Georgia at a de-gaying camp.”

“He was at a de-gaying camp?  What?”  Hank said, shaking his head as he looked at A’Mora strangely.

“Yeah, someone arranged for him to go to this place to have the gay demon removed from his body,” A’Mora stated as Hank shook his head.

“So, he was at that place all this time?”  Hank asked as A’Mora nodded her head.

“Yeah, pretty much,” A’Mora stated with a frown.  “Someone kidnapped him and held him prisoner at the place where we found him.  They nearly killed him.  When we finally connected with his mind, the images that I saw, I don’t know how he survived the ice baths, the constant dunking his body into the water, the electro-shock stuff on his nipples and balls and the beating.”

“What?  He has power, he could’ve survived…” Hank said as A’Mora shook her head.  “What’re you shaking your head for?”

“No, he couldn’t have survived, he was powerless, no powers what-so-ever,” A’Mora stated as Hank looked at her strangely.  “There was a magical spell on him, keeping him from using any of his powers.  He was helpless as a baby.”

“So, what happened next?”  Hank asked, looking over at A’Mora.

“His sisters got him free, I used my powers to get rid of the magical spell that was on him, blocking him from using his powers and then he set the place on fire and when we left,” A’Mora stated with a frown.

“Why do I feel like you’re leaving something out, like that part that tells how you ended up in here, claiming that JT’s uncle teleported you here,” Hank stated as he looked at A’Mora as he crossed his arms across his chest.

“We appeared at his mom’s house and he tried to kill her!”  A’Mora screamed.

“Say what?  He tried to off his mom?”  Hank asked, shaking his head.  “That’s some fucked up shit!”

“Well considering that she tried to have him de-gayed and all,” A’Mora said as she looked down.  “If I was in his shoes, I don’t know what I would’ve done.  The person he trusted most with his life, used her powers against him, so someone else could hurt him.  What would you have done Hank?”

“I don’t know what I would do.  I can’t believe it was his own mother though,” Hank said as he shook his head.  “Where is he right now?”

“I don’t know,” A’Mora replied with a frown.  “His uncle whisked me out of there in a hurry.”

“And that’s how you ended up here, with me almost clobbering you,” Hank said as A’Mora nodded her head as he turned around.  “I guess we can ask Kevin when he comes back.”

“That’s if he comes back,” A’Mora stated with a frown as she looked down.  “Kevin’s a changed…”

“A changed what, man?  Why wouldn’t he come back here?  He’s still part of the team and some of us like him, even if he’s not dating JT,” Hank stated as A’Mora shook her head again.

“You already got a man,” A’Mora stated as Hank stopped moving and then sighed.  “Hank…”

“Lance dumped me,” Hank replied as he continued walking towards the door.

“What?  Why would he do something like that?  A few days ago, you two were talking about something long term,” A’Mora stated as Hank shook his head.

“I—I showed him what I truly look like and he—he screamed, threw up and then ran out of the room,” Hank stated as A’Mora looked at him strangely.  “I haven’t seen him since then.”

“Hank, what are you talking about?”  A’Mora asked, walking up behind Hank, placing a hand on his shoulder as he jerked away from her.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” Hank stated as A’Mora frowned as he walked out of the room, bumping into Donna James as he went.

“Okay, what just happened girl?”  Donna asked, walking over to where A’Mora stood.

“Just some minor drama with Hank is all,” A’Mora replied with a frown as she turned around.

“Have you seen JT?”  Donna asked, looking at A’Mora closely.  “A’Mora, are you okay?”

“I’m okay, just not feeling the best,” A’Mora stated, turning around.  “I have no clues as to where JT is right now.  The last time I saw him, he was in Georgia, trying to kill his mother.”

“What!”  Donna screamed, her eyes glowing brightly as a few items in the room floated off the floor.

“Donna, calm down!”  A’Mora exclaimed, grabbing Donna’s hand.  “Get a hold of yourself and control your powers!”

“Why in the world would JT be trying to kill his mother?”  Donna asked as her eyes stopped glowing.

“She had him kidnapped,” A’Mora answered as Donna looked at her strangely.  “She had him kidnapped and taken to one of those places where the people try to cure a person of being gay.”

“What!”  Donna screamed again as A’Mora sighed.

“So, myself, along with Kevin, Super Girl and Vogue had to pool our mental powers together to try and find him.  His mother placed a spell on him that rendered him powerless and no one was able to mentally locate him.  The spell was so strong, even the computer wasn’t able to locate him,” A’Mora explained as Donna shook her head as her eyes crackled with energy as things in the room banged against the wall.

“That woman has gone too far this time.  It was one thing when she used to keep him from his father, but going as far as having him kidnapped and trying to cure him of being gay just takes the damn cake!”  Donna screamed as a few more items in the room floated off the floor and then crashed into the wall.

“Donna, if you don’t calm down, you’re going to destroy all the equipment in this room,” A’Mora stated as Donna sighed and then shook her head as some tears slid down her face.

“I’m sure that caused a big problem,” Donna said as she turned around.  “I came to work out, but I think I’ll go lay down now.  I have a feeling that the coming days are going to be bad.”

“Okay, take it easy girl,” A’Mora said as she patted Donna on the back and then walked out of the room.  “I have a feeling that she’s totally right about that.  I don’t think things with JT and his mom are over and done with.  With all that I saw, I’m sure there will be more.”

Somewhere in Georgia – A Lone Cabin in the Woods

“Hi there,” Kevin spoke as JT opened his eyes and then looked up at him as the two of them lay in bed.  “You’re okay… everything’s okay buddy.”

“Everything’s not okay buddy,” JT sarcastically said as he slid away from Kevin on the bed and then got up.  “Where are we?”

“You already know where we are,” Kevin replied, looking away from JT.

“Why are we here?”  JT asked, folding his arms across his chest as he looked down at the floor.  “Why did you bring me here?”

“This is where I’ve been and I thought you would…” Kevin stated as JT held up a hand, stopping him.

“Why Kevin?  Why this place?”  JT asked as he sighed.  “Why bring me to a place where I…”

“I’m sorry,” Kevin said as he sighed.  “At the time, I didn’t know we were going to end up here. I keep forgetting that transportation spell takes you back to where you came from.”

“So much for you being sorry Kevin,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “You cheated on me with some damn woman here!”

“I didn’t cheat on you, you left me, remember,” Kevin said as he turned around to face JT.  “I wasn’t the one that left, you did!”

“I left because you told me that you couldn’t do this anymore,” JT stated as he shook his head.

“I was tired of lying to myself, my family and my friends… what little friends I had,” Kevin stated as he shook his head.  “Do you know how hard it is to be gay in a small town?”

“Hello, I grew up in the same damn town that you did, but I haven’t wavered away from being me!”  JT snapped.

“No JT, you didn’t only grow up in Swainsboro, you grew up in Jacksonville too, a place where you met most of the others and the so-called love of your life, Speedy,” Kevin said as he pointed his finger at JT.  “You cheated on me, long before I even thought about…”

“Robin, Christy, Jill, Missy and Laura,” JT said as Kevin just shook his head.  “We were best friends for a very long time and then we became lovers.  You allowed our friendship to go down the damn drain because you didn’t want those girls knowing you were associated with a so-called sissy… a sissy with enough psychic power to turn their brains to mush!”

“That’s not how it was and you know it,” Kevin said as he walked over to JT.

“Then how in the hell was it!!” JT snapped, looking Kevin in the face.  “Everything was fine between us until those girls came along in the fourth grade.  We hung out during recess every day, had lunch together and then they came along and you had no time for me.  Anytime someone wanted to find you, all they needed to do was look for one of those damn girls!”

“I spent time with you,” Kevin said as JT shook his head.

“Fighting bad guys with your ninja and samurai powers don’t count!”  JT screamed as the cabin shook.  “The only time you spent around with me was when we were fighting bad guys and then when the bad guys were gone, so were you.  You would have me send you back home to your girlfriends so things would be back to so-called normal.”

“Oh come on buddy, things between us were never normal,” Kevin stated as he grabbed JT’s hand and then pulled him close.  “I loved… love you.  I’ve always loved you, regardless of how much we fought and wherever we were on the planet.”

“You’re lying!”  JT snapped as he pushed Kevin away from him.  “If you loved me, you would never do anything to hurt me.”

“Oh, like you sleeping with Drew didn’t hurt me!”  Kevin snapped, looking down as he balled his hands into fists.  “How do you think it feels, walking into your room to surprise you for your birthday and find you having sex with another man?”

“Now you’re just making things up,” JT stated, shaking his head.

“I’m not making things up!”  Kevin snapped, his eyes crackling with magnetic energy.

“Oh yes hell you are, because I’ve never slept with anyone on my birthday,” JT stated as he turned around.  “All of my birthdays have been spent with my mother or my father or both, but not boyfriends.  So, you didn’t surprise me on my birthday, to find me having sex with anyone!”

“I’m not going to argue with you about that, I know what I saw,” Kevin stated as he shook his head.

“I don’t care what you think you saw.  I know I didn’t sleep with Drew on my birthday, any of them,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “You trying to explain away all the times you’ve slept with women by saying it’s my fault for sleeping with Drew is a damn sham!  I wouldn’t have to sleep with Drew, if you would’ve been man enough to be my boyfriend and stop worrying about what others thought about you!”

“There it is,” Kevin said as he shook his head and then smirked.  “All of us aren’t as strong as you are Jt.  We all don’t have strong psychic shields like you do to keep us protected from harm.  Better yet, I don’t have the psychic power to change a person’s mind, especially when they get upset with me. All of us can’t use those powers to make people like us!”

“How dare you!”  JT screamed, throwing his hand up as Kevin’s body floated up off the floor and slammed into the cabin wall.

“Go ahead, beat me up,” Kevin said as he leaned up on his elbow.  “If that’ll make you feel better, go right ahead and beat me up.  Do it!”

“You are a low-down dirty rat!”  JT screamed, shaking his head as the tears streamed down his face.

“Call me what you want!”  Kevin screamed as JT shook his head and then turned around as his costume glowed as ribbon and energy flared around his body.  “JT, what are you doing?”

“I’m leaving here,” JT replied, his eyes crackling with energy as he shook his head.

“Don’t leave!”  Kevin screamed as he grabbed JT’s hand, stopping him from moving.

“No, don’t touch me!”  JT screamed, lashing out with his telekinetic powers, sending Kevin crashing into the wall again.  “There’s no reason for you to be touching me.  For all I know, I have no reasons to be around, since all I’ve done is sued my powers to make people like me!  That means no one ever really liked me in the first place.  I—I’m just a freak!  I’m a lonely freak that no one ever liked!”

“JT, stop that!”  Kevin screamed as he got up off the floor as the energy and ribbon that flared around JT’s body stopped and then collapsed upon his body, revealing a new costume.

“What is it that you want me to stop James?”  JT asked, his voice sounding cold and strange.

“What’s going on here?”  Kevin asked, looking at JT strangely.

“Why do you care James?”  JT asked, smiling evilly as he raised his hand as Kevin went crashing into the wall again.  “I hope you said your goodbyes to the Psychic Warrior, he’s now dead.  You can welcome Chaos to the world!”

“Oh God, what—what have I done?”  Kevin asked as JT smiled and then turned around as he stepped through a teleportation portal, disappearing from the cabin.

To Be Continued…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 — A Kidnapping

Feb 23, 1996 – Swainsboro, GA – East Georgia College – The Computer Center

“So, what are you going to be doing this weekend John?”  A young lady asked, tapping JT on his shoulder as he looked up from the computer terminal where he sat.

“I don’t really know,” JT replied with a frown.  “I think I have to work, but I don’t really know yet, since the manager hasn’t put the schedule out.”

“Well do you want to hang out with us?”  The young lady asked as JT shook his head.

“No thank you, I would rather spend my time watching TV, not being around with you two young ladies,” JT replied, laughing at the look on the girl’s face.  “I know what you two be doing when others aren’t around.”

“What?  What’re you talking about man?”  The young lady asked as JT shook his head and then smiled.  “What are you smiling for man?”

“What you two be doing isn’t a secret,” JT stated, looking over at the girl.  “Besides, I don’t think I would be much fun to hang around with, unless you invited Shawn and Derrick along.”

“So, you have a thing for those two,” the young lady spoke with a grin on her face.

“Maybe,” JT replied, looking at his reflection in the computer screen, noticing that his eyes were glowing.  “I—I gotta go.”

“You gotta go?  Class isn’t over yet,” the young woman said as she looked around.

“Sorry, but I gotta get out of here,” JT replied as he got up from the computer desk quickly.  “I’ll catch this up sometime later on.”

“John,” the young woman said as she looked around again as JT rushed out of the room with his things and then he was gone.

Down the Hall

JT’s POV

Why in the hell are my eyes glowing?  I’m not using my powers and I’m not sensing anything—anything that I’m aware of at least.  What’s going on around this place?  Did I unknowingly use my psychic powers to get Darla to confess about what goes on between her and her so-called friends, when they think no one is watching?  Right now, if that’s the case, I can’t worry about that now.  I just hope no one else noticed my eyes glowing the way they were.

“John Poole,” I heard behind me as I turned around quickly, unaware that no one was there as I saw a strange man, standing there watching me like I was crazy.

“Who are you?”  I asked, watching the man, trying to mind tap him, but nothing happened.  “What is it that you want?”

“It’s him,” another man said as the first one moved quickly as things happened too fast that I couldn’t lash out with my psychokinetic powers the way I wanted to and then everything went black.

Sometime Later – An Unknown Location

“Where the hell am I!?”  JT screamed, struggling to get free of the bonds on his wrists, arms and legs.  “What in the hell is going on around here?”

“So, I see you’ve awakened Mr. Poole,” someone spoke in the area as JT tried to look around, but couldn’t because it seemed his head was strapped in place.

“Who in the hell are you?  What in the hell is going on?  Why am I strapped down like this?”  JT asked, struggling to get free of the bounds on his body again.

“You are here because there are demons in you,” the man spoke as he came into view next to JT.

“What in the hell are you talking about?  There are no demons in me!”  JT screamed, continuing to struggle with no success.

“Your denial of that fact doesn’t mean it’s the truth,” the man said with a smile on his face.  “Once the demons have left your spirit, then you’ll be released from here.”

“I am not a demon!”  JT screamed.

“I didn’t say you were a demon, I said you had demons within you,” the man said as he looked at JT closely.  “There, I can smell the demons in you… The demons are deep in your soul.”

“What kind of demons do I have in me?”  JT asked, moving his eyes to look at the man.

“You’re gay, are you not?”  The man asked.

“And your point,” JT said, struggling more.

“That’s the demon in you.  You were not born or brought up to be that way,” the man stated with a frown on his face as he turned away from JT.  “I’ll be back later on.”

“Let me fucking go!”  JT screamed, doing his best to get free, still having no such luck.

“You can go, once that demon is no longer in you,” the man said with a smile as he waved and then walked out of the room.

JT’s POV

What in the hell is going on around here?  Why in the hell am I here?  Where the hell is here?  I shouldn’t be strung up like this!  Why can’t I figure out where I am?  I’ve been trying, but it’s like my mind keeps hitting a blocked wall.  Speaking of blocked walls, why can’t I read minds right now?

What’s going on with my powers?  It’s like my powers have stopped working or something is inhibiting them.  Without my powers, it seems I’m stuck in this place, wherever the hell this place is.  Are my powers being inhibited or what?  My psychic powers aren’t working and I can’t seem to cast a spell either.  Hell, even my innate magical powers don’t seem to be working either.  I can’t seem to do anything at all.  There’s no energy around me to morph, there’s nothing I can touch to absorb, mainly because I’m strung up to this damn bed, like some damn mental patient, getting ready for damn shock thera…

No, is that it?  What in the hell is going on?  Am I in a mental health facility some place?  Is that why I’m strung up to the bed like this?  I’ve only seen straps like this in a mental hospital, mainly in Georgia Regional.  Am I in Georgia Regional again?  Hmmm, why would I be in Georgia Regional?

Okay John, look at things logically here.  The man said that I’m here because I have a demon in me.  He said me being gay is the demon.  Is this one of those places I heard about in Jax, about how people were sending their kids to get cured of being gay?  What in gay hell is this shit here?

“Hello again,” I heard as I tried to see who was near me, being that I can’t sense a damn thing.

“It’s been a few days since I last saw you.  I wonder if you still have all that fight in you now,” the person said as he moved closer to the bed as I recognized the man from earlier that had grabbed me at school.

“Who are you?”  I asked, trying to focus on the man.  “What do you want?  Why am I here?”

“Who I am is none of your concern faggot.  I want to get that faggot demon spirit out of you.  You are here because you are the scum of the Earth and everything about you goes against our Lord and Savior!”  The man screamed, pounding his fist down on the bed, dangerous close to my head.

Oh hell no, this fool is a nutcase.  I gotta get out of here and quick.  If I don’t, these fools are going to try to brainwash me or kill me, whichever happens first.  Hell, if I’m not me, living as a straight man, I might as well be dead.

“So, why are you gay?  Why do you against our Lord and Savior?”  The man asked, looking down at me.  “Going against our Lord and Savior in this way is a great sin.  Do you want your soul going to hell because of your sinful ways?”

“You sin just as much as I do,” I said, wishing I could mind-zap this guy, but nothing happened.

What’s going on with my powers?  Why am I not able to zap this damn man?  Why am I not able to body-slide out of here?

“You pathetic piece of… You’re going to lie there and accuse me of your sins!  How dare you!  I am not like you, damn you!”  The man screamed, slapping me across the face.  “Blasphemy!”

“I don’t think so!”  I screamed, trying to tap into my sacred power as Legacy Saturn, but nothing happened.  What the hell!

“You are a blasphemer!”  The man screamed, slapping me across the face again.  “You are a homosexual piece of…”

“Stop,” I heard someone say as I tried to look in the direction of the voice.  “You need to leave here now.”

“Sir, I was just starting to…” the man said as the other man shook his head.

“You were starting to leave here,” the man said with a crooked smile on his face.  “I will take things over from here.  Send in number two.”

“Yes sir,” the man said with a frown.  “I’ll send him right in.”

“Thank you,” the other man spoke as he walked around the bed where I could completely see him.

Who in the hell is this guy?  I have no recollection of who he is.  I’ve never seen this man before I woke up.  So, who in the hell is he?  I thought I knew about all of those religious fanatics out there in the world, but I guess this one got past me.  I would like to know how he was able to stop my powers from working and how they are keeping me here now?

Does this guy, these people here know about my powers?  How would they know?  Have they been watching me or something?  Since they found me at school, have they been following me around or what?  It’s just very odd that my powers aren’t working like they should be and I get caught like this, not able to get free.  What in the hell is going on? 

Since I woke up, I’ve been trying to get myself free of these damn straps, but my telekinesis aren’t working and I’ve been trying to make contact with someone, anyone that can get me out of here, but nothing so far.  If my mind-call is being heard, I don’t know by who and I have no proof, being that I’m still here, wherever the hell here is.

My biggest question of all is, why aren’t my powers working?  The last thing I remember, before waking up here, was being at school, talking to Darla when I noticed my eyes were glowing.  Why were my eyes glowing then?  Was that a sign that I was in danger, since those men grabbed me right after that incident… Was that a sign of my impending danger or what?

What’s going on in this place, wherever the hell this place is?  This place doesn’t look like it has any kind of technology to dampen or block me from using my powers.  So, how is it that my powers aren’t working right now, when I desperately need them to?

“So, to take up from where my partner left off,” he said, motioning with his hand as I heard a door open somewhere in the room and next I heard footsteps.  “Why are you gay?  What happened that made you choose the ways that go against our Lord and Savior?”

“What made you choose against life and love?”  I asked, waiting for the guy to answer that question.

“I didn’t choose life and love, I chose the right way, the way of our Lord and Savior,” the man replied, smiling strangely at me.

“I think you chose wrong,” I said as he shook his head and then pointed down at me.

“I think you’re not in your right mind,” he said as I felt something cold on my feet as the feeling moved up my legs, settling at my groin, around my dick.  “I believe that to be the reason you went against our Lord and Savior.”

“Why am I cold?”  I asked, not able to feel my legs.

“Just a little bit of ice therapy,” he replied with a smile.  “This is a way to help you feel at one with the Lord.  Once you have no feeling in your body… Once you let go of the flesh, you can be one with him in spirit.”

What in the hell?  They’re trying to freeze me to death!  I—I can’t take too much cold.  I—I’ll go stiff and I’ll be stuck for a long while.  I—I gotta raise my body temperature quick, before it’s too late!  I—I need heat!

“I—I ned heat,” I said, feeling the cold feeling on my arms and on my chest as my teeth clattered.

“No, you need our Lord and Savior to save you from the demons within you.  Open your heart, soul and mind and let our Lord save you,” he said as my body felt numb.

Oh God, they’re going to kill me with this damn cold.  I need some heat.  What can I do to generate heat, since my powers aren’t working… If I don’t do something quick, I won’t be able to walk, run or anything to get away from this place, when I actually do get free of this damn bed.  I need some heat!

“You stay here and think about your life, your choices and actions and I’ll return later on,” the man said as he waved and then walked out of the room.

Oh God, help me!  I—I can’t live through this.  I need some heat!

‘I need help!  I need someone to help me!’  I mentally called out, hoping someone heard my mind-call.  ‘Donna, A’Mora, Brett, Kayla, anybody!’

Please God, please get me out of this.  I can’t withstand this cold for too much longer.  If I don’t do something quick, there won’t be anything left of me.  Why am I in this mess in the first place?  How did I let these guys get the drop on me like this?  Please… Someone help me!  Before I knew it, everything had gone black again.

Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Command Center

Joey’s POV

It’s been almost a month since I’ve seen JT since I’ve been here.  What in the world is going on around this place?  Why hasn’t he come back here?  He knows I’m here, waiting for him, so why isn’t he here with me?  We haven’t been alone together, not since he left the tour back in August, after all the crap with that evil creep Marek.  He knows I only agreed to come here, so that we could spend some time together, before I have to head back into the studio to work.  I can’t spend all of my downtown here, waiting for him to come back.

“Hey Joey,” I heard Hank’s voice as I turned around to see him walking into the room.

“Hello Hank,” I replied as he smiled and then waved.

“Are you okay?”  He asked, looking at me strangely.

“Not really.  I’m here, but my boyfriend is nowhere to be seen,” I replied as he frowned.  “Why am I here, but my boyfriend isn’t?  Why isn’t he here with me?”

“I don’t know man,” Hank replied as the door to the room opened as A’Mora walked into the room, saw us and then turned around quickly and headed back out.

“What was that all about?”  I asked as he sighed.

“I don’t know, why are you asking me?”  He asked, looking down.

“She’s you’re friend, that’s why I’m asking.  So why did she come in and then leave like that?”  I asked.

“I don’t know man,” he replied as I shook my head.

“Sure you don’t,” I said, getting up.  “I’m going back home.  When JT decides to come back here, let him know where I went.”

“Joey… Come on man, don’t go,” Hank said as he grabbed my hand.

“Why shouldn’t I go?”  I asked.

“I—I don’t have an answer for that,” Hank replied as I shook my head again and then walked out of the room, heading to the place I had been staying in this crazy place as I heard Hank talking.  “Damn, JT has the worst luck with guys.  I wonder where he could be anyway.  Is he hiding out in Limbo or what?”

Sometime Later – Someplace Else – An Unknown Location

JT’s POV

“Mr. Poole… Mr. Poole, wake up,” I heard someone say as I felt something wet on my face and then I felt the liquid dribbling down the side of my face.  “That’s right faggot, wake up!”

“What’s going on?”  I asked, trying to look around as my whole body felt numb.  I couldn’t feel anything; it was like I was disconnected from my body.

“It’s about time that you came to.  You’ve been out for three days,” the person said as I tried to remember what was going on.  I’ve been out for three days, so that means I’ve been here, wherever the hell here is for almost a week now.  “Did you have a spiritual revelation?  Did you speak with our Lord and Savior?”

“Let me go,” I said, trying to move my arms, but I couldn’t feel them.  What in the hell is going on?

“Tell me about Kevin,” the person said.

“Let me go,” I said again, trying to activate my psionic powers to mind-zap the person, but nothing happened, yet again.

“Tell me about Randy,” the person spoke, moving closer to the bed as I saw that it was the person that tried to goad me into a fight the last time I was conscious.  “Tell me about Dennis.”

“Let me go!”  I snapped as he smiled.

“Tell me about Alfonso,” he said as I figured out what was going on and who was behind all of this.  I can’t believe this.  Why would she do this to me?

“Who are those people?”  I asked, seeing if I could play this to my liking.

“You know who those men are,” he replied as I tried more to activate my powers.

“I don’t know who those people are,” I replied as he frowned.  “You’re the one calling out names.  How am I supposed to know who you’re talking about?”

“You should know those names.  Those are the names of your boyfriends,” he said as I closed my eyes.

“I don’t have any boyfriends, that’s gay,” I said with a frown.  “Boyfriends are for fags.”

“Knowing that you’ve laid with those men, the way you should’ve laid with a woman, how does that make you feel?”  He asked.

“It makes me feel sick to my stomach,” I replied, hoping this would get a reaction from him to let me go.  “Just the thought of a man touching me, it sickens me deep to my soul.”

“As it should,” he said with a smile.

‘A’Mora, Brett, Anybody!  Donna!  Pamela!  Ashley!’  I mentally called out, hoping someone would hear me.

I’ve been gone for almost a week.  Someone has to know that I’m missing!  What’s being said about me being gone?  If who I think, did this, she has some explaining to do!  How could she do this to me?  How could she let this happen?  Now that I think about things, I’m certain that she’s behind all of this!

She had to cast a spell on me, to make my powers stop working.  I’m sure she knows about the spell that Grandma used to knock my powers out when I was a child, so I bet that’s why I’m powerless now.  The only way to counter that damn spell is for her to reverse it or for Grandma to undo it.  Being that Grandma’s up in age and don’t practice using her magic anymore, she probably wouldn’t be able to undo it, even if she knew about it.  What am I going to do?

‘JT, can you hear me?’  I mentally heard in my mind.

Okay, it’s official!  I must be losing my damn mind.  Why in the hell am I hearing Kevin’s voice in my head?  This must be some weird kind of brainwashing of some kind.  Why am I hearing the voice of someone I was just asked about?

‘JT, can you hear me?’  I mentally heard the voice in my mind again.

‘Kevin, is that you?’  I mentally asked, hoping I wasn’t losing my mind for real, but then again, I’ve been in this place for only God knows, maybe I am crazy now.

‘You’re not crazy buddy, we’ve been looking for you for days,’ I heard as I opened my eyes, trying to look around.

‘Who is this we?’  I mentally asked.

‘A’Mora, Pamela, Ashley and me,’ I mentally heard.

‘Come find me now!  I’m close to death!’  I mentally screamed out.

‘We got you buddy,’ I mentally heard as I saw the person that stood over me float up to the ceiling.

“What in God’s name is going on?”  The person asked.

“I think it’s time for me to be going home!”  I snapped as I heard a door in the room open and then I saw Pamela and Ashley come into view, both of them standing there with mean looks on their faces.

“What in the world is going on in here?”  Pamela asked, rushing over to where I was.

“Timmy, are you okay?”  Ashley asked, moving to the other side of the bed as she started undoing the bounds on my arms as Pamela undid the other.

“I need some heat!”  I screamed, my throat burning as I needed something to drink.

“Calm down Timmy,” Pamela said as she helped me up off the bed as I saw Kevin walk into the room with A’Mora.

“A’Mora,” I said, looking at her.  “There’s a spell on me!”

“We know,” A’Mora replied with a frown on her face.

“Can you undo it?”  I asked, looking at her, while keeping an eye on the guy that floated above us.  “Where in the hell are we?”

“Twin City buddy,” Kevin replied with a frown as he looked down.

“I’m in Twin City,” I said, looking around the room.  “I’m in Twin City Georgia?”

“Yeah,” Kevin answered, sighing as I shook my head.

“A’Mora, can you undo the spell that’s on me?”  I asked.

“I’m trying JT.  Can you feel your powers?”  A’Mora asked, looking at me.

“No, I can’t!”  I snapped, shaking my head.

“It took all four of us, pooling our mental powers together, just to telepathically find you.  That must be one helluva spell,” Kevin said as I shook my head.

“Oh yeah, it’s one helluva spell and once I’m done with the person that cast…”  I said as Pamela and Ashley looked at me.

“Timmy, what are you going to do?”  Pamela asked.

“I’m going to kill her!”  I snapped as A’Mora’s eyes widened.

“No, you can’t do that!”  Ashley snapped, shaking her head.

“Get this damn spell off of me, now!”  I snapped as A’Mora’s eyes glowed brightly as her hair changed color and then I was able to feel my powers again.  “Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!”

“Oh no,” Pamela said as Ashley, Kevin and A’Mora shook their heads.

To Be Continued…