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Operation Magic – Chapter 3

 

Chapter 3 — Silence of the Heart

A Week Later – Arlington, VA – The Home of John and Roland Donovan – The Backyard

John’s POV

“Did you think it was such a good idea, having a barbecue bro?”  Ramona asked, walking over to where I stood.  “I just told you last week that I saw you guys’ death and here you are, having a barbecue, with everyone in attendance from both your jobs.”

“We’re having this get together for a reason sis,” I said, smiling at her.  “This way, I can read everyone’s soul and see if there’s anything we have to worry about from the people we work with.”

“Clever bro, but I thought you told me once before that you couldn’t read everyone at your job,” Ramona stated, looking around as I frowned.

“That’s where you come in,” I replied, looking at her closely.  “Whatever I can’t see, you possibly can.”

“So, you want me to force visions out of people?”  She asked as I nodded my head.

Hell, if I can’t read their souls, to determine if they’re the cause of our untimely deaths, I would rather she see a vision of what they may possibly do to us in the long run.  Just the thought of us dying, leaving the boys to be raised by strangers has put a bad feeling in my spirit.  Having that bad feeling in my spirit isn’t a good thing right now.  I love those little boys with all of my heart and I’m not about to allow them to go through the same hell that me and Ramona went through as kids.  Had it not been for our gifts and our friends, I don’t know if either one of us would’ve made it this far in life.

“Hey baby, how are things on the grill looking?”  Roland asked as he walked over to where I stood, bringing over a tray of hamburger patties.

“Things are looking great and they smell good too,” I replied, turning a piece of chicken over as he handed me the tray so I could place the burgers on the grill.  “Where are the hot dogs?”

“I’ll bring those out on the next tray,” Roland replied with a smile as he fanned his hand in front of his face, breathing in the aroma of the meat cooking.  “I can’t wait to dig into a piece of that.”

“Hmmm, I say that about you sometimes baby,” I said, smiling as his face went red.  “I love it when you blush like that.”

“Baby, one of the boys could’ve heard you,” he said as I looked around, not seeing any kids near us.

“Oh cut it out, the boys aren’t even in earshot of us, they are off somewhere, playing with the other kids around here,” I said, patting his ass quickly as he looked around, the blush on his face darkening.

“You know I love it, when your face changes shades like that,” I said, turning another piece of the chicken on the grill as I picked up my water bottle and spritzed a few of the chicken pieces and then grabbed the bowl with the sauce.

“Wait baby, I want a piece without the sauce on it,” he spoke quickly as I noticed Gavin James, one of my co-workers, walking towards us as I spotted Ramona, hopping up from her seat quickly.

Okay, what’s going on here?  Is there something I should be concerned with?  Why did Ramona just jump up that way and why does she have that mean look on her face?  Is Gavin a person of interest I should be worried about?  What’s going on?  I’m not hearing her thoughts right now, so what has her on edge like that?

“Ramona,” I spoke as she looked at me and then looked around quickly.  “Ramona, is there something wrong?”

“Bro, something’s not right,” she replied as she looked at me and then turned and looked at Gavin.

“Something’s not right with who?  Is it Gavin?”  I whispered as she looked back at him and then back to me.

“Bro, I think you need to keep your eyes and ears open around him,” she said as she moved backwards as he got closer.  “If I have to, I’ll knock his ass out, before he gets to us.”

“I don’t think that’s necessary,” I replied, wondering what it was that she saw in a vision that has her acting this way right now.  “Roland, why don’t you go check on the boys, I’ll speak with Gavin and if there’s a problem, I’ll mind-call you.”

“Okay baby,” Roland replied, leaning in and brushing his lips across my cheek as he walked in the opposite direction.

“Bro, are you sure about this?”  Ramona asked, looking around again.  “You know I can solve this problem real quick.”

“I’m sure I don’t want you to create an incident that’s going to create a bigger problem,” I said as Gavin stood in front of me.  “Well hi there Gavin, are you having a great time?”

“One of the best,” he replied, looking around nervously as if he was waiting for something to happen.  “Ah John, I—I need to talk with you… I need to talk with you privately for a moment.”

“You need to talk privately about what?”  I asked, looking around, trying to keep my eyes on where Ramona stood and where Roland and the boys were.

“Can we go someplace else?”  He asked as he moved around the grill to get closer to me.

“Ah, I guess,” I replied, putting the fork and spray bottle down as I led him to an empty part of the yard.  “What’s on your mind Gavin?”

“Oscar Saunders,” he replied as he looked at me strangely as I wondered why he brought that fuck-up’s name up.

“What about him?”  I asked.

“John, we’ve known each other for a long time in different circles, but there’s a problem and you need to know what that problem is,” he said as I wondered where he was going with this.

“What about Oscar Saunders?”  I asked.

“You know him, don’t you?”  He said, getting closer to me, his eyes never leaving mine.

“Yeah, I know the fuck-up, why?”  I asked.

“Currently, he’s in danger.  There’s a bounty on his head,” Gavin stated as I wondered what that information had to do with the two of us, talking about him of all people.

“So what, he’s in danger and…” I said, waiting for him to say more about why I was here with him, talking about this.

“You worked with him in the past, right?”  He said as I crossed my arms across my chest, waiting for him to go into more detail about this.

“Gavin, why don’t you get to the part of what this has to do with me.  One, I can care less that Oscar is in danger, that’s something he’s good at doing.  Two, Oscar is…”

“Weren’t you two in a relationship together at one point?”  Gavin asked.

Why in the hell is he asking me something like this?  How could he have possibly known about the short-lived relationship I had with that fucker?  Why is he telling me about there being a hit out on Oscar of all people?

“Gavin stop, what does any of this have to do with things as they are right now?”  I asked.

“The bounty on Oscar’s head is very specific,” he replied as I shook my head.

“Specific how?”  I asked, looking at him closely as I tried to pry into his mind, but something was blocking me from getting the information I wanted to see.

“The contract I heard about, wants him and his family gone,” Gavin stated as he looked at me with a sad expression on his face.

“Okay Gavin, what does that have to do with me?  I’m not part of Oscar’s family,” I stated as he looked down again.

“Apparently, you’ve been out of the ‘know’ for far too long,” he said as he sighed.  “The person, whoever that may be, listed you as one of the people connected to Oscar and you are to disappear too.”

“What!”  I snapped as other people around in various places in the yard, turned and looked at the two of us as he waved his hand, trying to quiet me down.  “Are you fucking serious?  I’m not related to Oscar, I have no connection to that fucking bastard!  How did you find out about this?”

“One of my contacts saw you at the office last week and showed me the information about the bounty,” he answered, looking around quickly as I thought about who his contact could’ve been.  “The person that put the hit out on Oscar, he wants everyone connected to him, gone.”

“Oh God, that could be the cause of everything,” I said, waving my hand at him, using my gifts to freeze him and everything around me in place.

Oh God, how could this be happening?  My life… my family’s lives are in danger because of some damn fool I fucked around with for a weekend!  That damn fool broke my heart and almost caused me to do the unthinkable and now this!  How could this be happening to us?  Why would someone think that I’m connected to Oscar Saunders of all damn people?  I haven’t seen that fucker since that damn night he walked out on me.

Hell, if someone would look at things logically, I should be the one putting a hit out on his damn life.  That fucker tricked and used me!  He left me in a damn hotel in the middle of Peru!  A place where where wars were breaking out all around!  At the time, he was a double agent and I didn’t know he was working for the other side.  I had no idea that he had taken a pay off to get secrets against me and my team.  Had I not used my gifts, we all would’ve perished over in Peru.  Because of me, I let my heart, emotions and lust cause me to let my guard down.  I won’t make that mistake again.

‘Baby, is there something wrong?  Did you happen to freeze time or something?’  I heard Roland’s voice in my mind.

‘I just heard some bad news that I’m not happy with,’  I mentally spoke to Roland, extending my thoughts to him and to Ramona.  ‘I was just informed that there’s a hit out on someone else and that someone else extends to me… possibly to us.’

‘Bro, what are you going to do about this?’  I heard Ramona’s thoughts.

‘I need you yo come over here and see if you can pull a vision from him.  I want to see what his future holds,’ I mentally spoke to her as I waved my hand in Gavin’s direction, using my gift to pull him away from our world into another one, but something wouldn’t allow us to leave.

“Apparently, I am not able to pull him into the other dimension,” I spoke out as Ramona made her way over to where we stood as she grabbed his head as her eyes shimmered an eerie gold color.

“He’s not the cause of what happens Bro, but he has a secret that involves all of us,” Ramona stated as she touched my hand, allowing me to share in the vision she saw.

What in the hell is this?  He’s not the cause of what’s going on, but he’s a big part of things.  He’s not who he claims to be.  He’s not mortal, he’s like us… he’s one of us.

‘What are you talking about babe?’  I heard Roland’s voice.  ‘If he’s like us, then why didn’t you detect that sooner?’

‘If he’s like us, he could be using his gift to hide that.  Maybe someone put a spell on him to keep him from being detected,’ I mentally stated as I looked around, wondering how this guy was able to get close to me all those years ago and I never knew he was like us.

“Bro, something’s happening, he’s unfreezing,” Ramona spoke as she took on a defensive stance as Gavin looked around.

“Trying to pull me into another world isn’t a good thing to do when you have a yard full of guests,” Gavin spoke as he frowned at me.

“What are you talking about Gavin?”  I asked, looking at him closely as I waited for him to tell me more.

“John, I know you aren’t mortal,” Gavin stated as I looked over at Ramona and then back at him.  “I know about you, your sister Ramona and your husband Roland.”

“What is it that you supposedly know?”  I asked as he frowned and then stepped backwards as his eyes shimmered and then he was gone.

“Bro, what the hell just happened here?”  Ramona asked, looking around.  “Did he just slide away?”

“Apparently so,” I replied, frowning as I used my gift to unfreeze the area, making sure that no one would notice the body that was now missing from the yard.  “If he’s like us and he can slide away, that’s a threat all on it’s own.  That means he can be anywhere he wants to be and being that I can’t detect him, that means you guys can’t either.”

“Makes for a bad enemy,” Ramona stated as she sighed and then looked around.  “What are we going to do?”

“I don’t know,” I replied, looking down.  “Maybe we should consult with…”

“Don’t go there Bro,” Ramona stated, shaking her head.  “The last time you tried to talk wit them, they almost trapped your spirit with them.”

“How else are we going to find out who this guy is?”  Ramona asked.

“Don’t know, I’ll find a way,” I said as the smell of something burning grabbed my attention as I rushed back over to the grill to see about the chicken.

Huh, freezing time didn’t actually stop the chicken from cooking.  I guess there’s even things that my gifts can’t control.  I think I better work on that.  I wonder what else went unfrozen when I thought things were frozen.

Somewhere in Sierra Leone, West Africa – An Unknown Village

Gavin James’ POV

Why do I get the feeling that I just made a big mistake, revealing myself to him and his sister that way?  I was trying to help him, but I fear I’ve made things worse than what they really are.  She has the powers of the mind, just like he does, but he’s an ultimate, like I am, I wonder what they were both able to see about me.

Now that I’ve left them the way I did, how am I going to fix what I did?  Damn it, I really need my head examined.  The others are going to really freak the hell out when I tell them what I’ve done.  I shouldn’t have been so quick to blurt out that I knew about him, his sister and his husband.  They probably think they are the only ones in the world like them, but I’m sure by now, they are figuring things out.

As I think back on how things started, I should’ve just stayed on the topic at hand, dealing with Oscar Saunders and not letting it slip that I was like him.  The way he and Ramona looked at me, I knew they had used their powers on me.  But then again, I should’ve just eased him into the conversation and not blurting everything out.

“Where in the hell am I?”  I asked, looking around as I spotted a few things that looked familiar.  “It can’t be… Oh God, I didn’t… I did…”

I guess in my frenzied state of trying to get away from John and his sister, I slid all the way to Sierra Leone, one of the worst war torn places in the world.  I haven’t been here since 1991, when civil war broke out.  Had it not been for Liberia and some secret help from me and the others, this place wouldn’t exist right now. 

“Why did I end up here of all places?”  I asked aloud, wondering if there was another factor at play here.  Did I slide here of my own will or did John or his sister send me here?

Looking around again, I didn’t sense anything out of the ordinary and I’m not able to feel any hostile thoughts pertaining to me.  So, if someone else is responsible for me being here, I’m not able to sense their spirit.  I’m just shocked that I ended up here.  Why does this village look like a war has been fought here?  Since the government was overthrown, there shouldn’t be any military of any kind around here.

“You there!”  I heard behind me as I turned around quickly to see a military officer there with his gun pointed at me.

“No thanks man, you can save that for someone else,” I said, gesturing with my hand as he floated into the air and then was slammed into a nearby building.

I’m not going to give him the chance to hurt me or raise any alarms.  I have to get out of here quick, before something else happens.  I just need to concentrate on getting home so I can get the hell away from here.  The sooner I get home, the sooner I can attempt to smooth things over with John, his sister and his husband.

The Home of Oscar Saunders – The Bedroom

Oscar’s POV

I’ve been gone a whole week and it doesn’t seem like things have changed at all.  What am I going to do to solve this problem?  I can’t keep running, looking over my shoulder at every turn.  I have to find the person behind this and convince them to undo what they’ve done.

Now that Anne and her parents are safe someplace else, I can concentrate on trying to solve this problem.  My problem is, who is behind this?  Who do I know, that has the guts to orchestrate something like this?  Who has the pull and the money to put such a bounty on my head and my family?  For anyone to actually act on this hit, they must hate me or there’s tons of money involved.  So who’s the richest person I’ve pissed off?  Who’s the person that I’ve pissed off the most, that would want to take me out just for the hell of it.  Hell, I can think of only two people that fit the bill for wanting me gone, John Donovan and Max Kingsley.

Damn it, I just saw John last week.  Is he the one that’s going to kill me?  Hell, with what I did to him, he has plenty of reasons to hate me enough to kill me.  I left him stranded in the middle of a war-torn village of Peru, where he would surely die, but somehow he didn’t.  I wonder how he was able to get out of that.  I only got out, because I had people smuggle me out of there, but how did he get out?  That’s another mystery that I haven’t been able to solve about him.  I wonder does how he got away from Peru have anything to do with how he was able to slam me into a damn wall without touching me.  How did that fucking shit happen?

I haven’t seen Max Kingsley in a few months, but the last time I saw him, he wasn’t too happy with me.  He’s one of the richest guys I know and for the right amount of money, I’m sure he would take my ass out too, for what I did to him.  Damn, is that what I’m only capable of, just screwing guys over?  Is that the reason for there being a hit out for my life?  All I seem to do is use guys, get what I want out of them and then I leave them alone.  It’s no wonder that I’m alone right now, in this big ass house.

“One day, I’m going to have to work on changing that part of me.  I can’t keep on doing that to guys, especially those that I really like,” I said, sighing as I walked over to the closet and grabbed a few things hanging up.  “Had I not been such a prick to John, maybe I would be married to him right now.  I would have the family life he has right now, a loving husband and kids.  I’ve always dreamt of having that kind of life, but being an agent, really fucked all of that up… well I guess it didn’t fuck that up for John, he seems to have it… or is that a cover he’s playing right now?”

Does John really have that kind of life or is that a damn cover?  Is he really a happy man with a husband and kids?  Or is he currently undercover, trying to take someone down?  Maybe I looked at things all wrong.

To Be Continued…

Operation Magic – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 — Fool On The Street

Arlington, VA – The Home of John and Roland Donovan

Roland’s POV

We just arrived at the house and both boys are fast asleep in the back seat.  We’re just sitting here in the car, not saying anything.  What’s going on and what happened at the Gala?  Since he encountered Senator McCallister, he’s been quiet and that’s not a good sign.  If there’s something wrong, I would like him to tell me, instead of him acting the way he’s acted for the last few hours.

Since we left the Gala, he’s acted as if I have the plague or something.  Did I do something to him and not know it or what?  Even while we sat eating burgers and fries with the kids, he said nothing.  What could have happened that has him so quiet?  Even now, we’re just sitting here, like there’s this big wall separating us.  What the hell is this?  I am not used to this kind of silence with him.

“Okay, I’ll get Mason,” I said, unsnapping the seat belt as I opened the door and got out of the car.

I walked to the back door, opened it and then prepared to remove the seat belt from Mason as his body shimmered in a gold colored light and then he vanished.  Sighing, looking over at Caleb, the same thing happened to him.  I’ll take it that he transported the children up to bed in their rooms.

“Your doing?”  I spoke, looking across the seat at him as he got out and then closed the door.  “John, what in the hell is going on?”

“I’m sorry,” he replied with a frown on his face as I moved out of the car, closing the door as I walked around to where he stood.

“What happened tonight?  What’s going on?”  I asked.

“I…” He started as I shook my head.

“I don’t want to hear you apologize again, unless you’re going to apologize for the way you’ve been acting this evening,” I stated as I noticed that his eyes were shimmering.  “If you’re trying to hex me, I suggest you don’t do it.”

“I’m not trying to hex you Roland,” he replied as he sighed.  “I—I don’t know how to tell you what happened earlier this evening.”

“Why can’t you tell me?  Whatever it is, I think it has something to do with that strange Senator McCallister.”

“No, it had nothing to do wth the senator,” he replied with a frown.  “The senator is the least of my worries.”

“Well, if it wasn’t the senator, then what was it?”  I asked.

“Oscar Saunders,” he replied as I looked at him, wondering who he was talking about.  “Oscar Saunders, the guy that stranded me in…”

“Are you talking about the guy that almost made you sacrifice your soul?”  I asked as he sighed and then nodded his head.  “We’re talking about the guy that almost shattered your heart!”

“Yeah,” he replied, looking down as I turned away from him, wondering how all of this could’ve started.  “He was at the Gala, he bumped into me in the bathroom and I…”

“You saw him, you shut your spirit off from me and then you turned into Mr. Silence,” I said as I felt him standing behind me.  “I don’t like the silence…”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t want to hurt you in any way,” he responded as I felt his hands move around my waist.  “I didn’t want you experiencing the feelings of…”

“I’m hurt because you didn’t just come out and tell me sooner, instead of waiting this long,” I said, sighing.  “You were a total wreck because of him and I don’t want that happening again, especially now.  Your life is different now.  We are different now.”

“I know we’re different now baby,” he said, kissing my neck as I leaned against his body.

“We don’t need anything compromising what we have now,” I said as I could faintly hear his thoughts again.  “We have a family now, a new life.  It’s not like it used to be when you were running across the realms, trying to defend your bloodline.”

“Babe, those days are over, there is someone else to defend the bloodline,” he said as we rocked back and forth, to the melody that he hummed in his mind.  “I’m sure Arik has a great time fighting demons and evil in my place.”

“I’m sure he does, but at some point, it will be your responsibility again,” I said, remembering a quote from his uncle, stating that he was the only one with the power to save his family and keep them on the right path.

“Right now, Arik is at the height of his powers and I’ve taught him everything he needs to know to keep the family protected,” he said as everything around us went black and then we were in our bedroom.  “Let’s can all of this magic talk and get some sleep.  The boys have a busy day ahead of them tomorrow.”

“Yes they do and they are so psyched about it,” I said as I touched his chest, using a spell to get rid of his clothing as he smiled as we both moved over to the bed.

“For a guy that doesn’t like relying on his gifts, you tend to do so a whole lot,” he said, kissing my mouth as we both got into bed.

“Well I have it, there’s no point in letting it go to waste,” I said, pulling the comforter over us as I moved closer to him.

“Good night baby, I love you,” he said as he kissed my ear and then draped his arm across me.

“I love you too baby,” I replied, able to see what had him so upset from earlier.

The Home of Cadet Skip Bridges – The Bedroom

Skip’s POV

Damn it, it’s almost three in the morning and I’m beyond tired.  What the hell was Abrams’ problem anyway?  He acted as if he wasn’t going to allow me or any of the others to leave at all.  What was the point of him holding us there longer when he had already been debriefed about the night’s events.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d think he was trying to find out something, but what?

What could he have been trying to find out?  Nothing actually happened to the President or any of the important guests in attendance.  The only thing that made a buzz was the thing that happened with the black guy in the bathroom.  Then again, Abrams is an asshole and he might’ve been in one of those assholery moods.

One of these days Abrams is going to get what’s coming to him.  I think the mofo was just looking for a reason to bust my balls, being that I ratted his ass out for what he was caught doing in a broom closet with a party guest last month.  He’ll know to suck dick on his own time and not while he’s supposed to be patrolling.

Then again, I think there is something to what went on with that black guy that was in the bathroom tonight.  I think I need to keep my eyes on him.  What I saw tonight could be what others are looking for and he might be my key to getting what I want in the long run.  I don’t want to be the lowest man on the totem pole forever.

Meridian Hospital – The Emergency Room

Senator McCallister sat in the emergency room’s waiting area for almost an hour before a nurse called him back to triage.  As he walked through the doors with the nurse, he coughed a bit, spitting up blood as the nurse jumped backwards, doing her best to avoid the blood splatter.  Grabbing a pair of gloves from the box on the wall, the nurse assisted the senator through a set of double doors and into an exam room as she pressed a button, signaling others that there was an emergency.

“What’s going on Mary?”  Another nurse asked, rushing from behind the nurses’ station.

“Call a code!  There’s something drastically wrong, he’s coughing up blood everywhere!”  The nurse screamed, trying to position the senator on the exam table as he continued coughing up blood.  “Sir, can you tell me what happened before you arrived here?”

“I don’t know,” Senator McCallister replied, coughing more as he held his chest as the nurse grabbed a mask from a drawer next to the exam table and covered her face.

“When did this start sir?”  The nurse asked, grabbing some other things from the drawer to assist with getting him cleaned up a bit as another nurse and a doctor rushed into the room.

“A few days ago,” Senator McCallister replied as his eyes closed and his head fell backwards on the table.

“He’s out!”  The nurse screamed as the doctor grabbed a pear of scissors and started cutting his shirt open.

“Jean, get Doctor Rayne up here fast, we’re going to need his expertise for this,” the doctor stated as he got up on the table, doing chest compression on the senator.  “I need a mouth guard Mary.”

“Here!”  The first nurse stated, handing the doctor the device he requested.  “I’m not getting a pulse from him!”

The nurse and doctor worked with the senator for a few minutes, getting his breathing restarted again as he opened his eyes and started coughing again.  The other nurse returning to the room, the first nurse grabbed a small device and an alcohol pad as she smacked the top of his hand, trying to find a vein to start an I-V port.

“I don’t think I’m going to be able to start a port on him, he’s veins are rolling too much,” the first nurse stated as as she rolled the senator’s sleeve up his arm, trying to find a vein there for the I-V port.

“Did someone call the damn code?”  The doctor asked, climbing down from the table as the second nurse assisted him with checking the senator’s eyes.  “His eyes aren’t showing a damn response to the light!”

“What in the hell could be going on with this man?”  The first nurse asked as the senator screamed out as the lights in the room went out, leaving them in the dark.

“What the hell was that?”  The doctor asked as an alarm sounded.  “Is the damn power out?”

“What in the hell is going on around this place?”  The second nurse asked as the lights started flashing on and off.  “This is some damn freaky shit!”

“We have to keep working with this man!”  The doctor yelled, holding his penlight up, looking in the direction of one of the nurses.  “Are the phones working?”

“Phone’s working!”  Another person replied, entering the room.

= Everyone please be calm, there was a temporary power failure.  The power has been restored and all systems are restarting. =

“I wonder what caused the power failure,” one of the nurses spoke, still working with the senator.

“Let’s not worry about that right now,” the doctor spoke, looking in the senator’s mouth.  “We need to get this man to radiology, we need to find out if there’s some internal bleeding.”

“Okay doctor,” the second nurse stated as she walked over to the wall and picked up the phone there.

The Home of Oscar Saunders – The Bedroom

Oscar’s POV

Damn it, what am I going to do?  It’s almost light out and I have yet to go to sleep.  I need to get some rest, but I’m scared that if I fall asleep, someone will break in and there won’t be anymore me.  I know the alarm is set and all, but with some of the people I’ve worked with in the past and some of the fools I’ve taken down in the past, I’m sure they can bypass my security system here.

Damn it, how in the hell did that fucker find me anyway?  I’ve been here for the last year and my past hasn’t come back to haunt me until now.  I thought changing my hair and eye color would’ve kept my past just that the past, but I guess that was just my wishful thinking.  It seems that fucker was able to recognize me, even with a case of damn memory loss.

Something’s not adding up.  That fucker was blown up and now he’s back and it seems he knows me.  The last I saw him, he was in a damn hospital in Kuwait, with no memory of who he damn was and all of his damn organs were failing.  How in the hell did he survive that?  I’ve changed a whole lot since I last saw him.  I was just out of the SEALS when we met.  He shouldn’t recognize me this way, but he did.  Is there something else going on that I’m not getting?  Whatever treatment he got in Kuwait, was one helluva treatment.

“I can’t stay awake forever, regardless of how much coffee I drink,” I said, walking around the kitchen as I contemplated my current plight.  “No amount of coffee is going to save me right now and get that bounty off of my head.”

Sighing, I took another sip of my coffee and then placed the mug on the night table. Looking at the clock, it read ‘5:27 AM’ as thoughts of Anne and her family flashed through my mind.  They are in danger, al because of me.  Had I not involved myself into her life, there wouldn’t be possible danger for her and her folks.

“I’ll have to get her and her parents underground quickly and get them under different names,” I said aloud as I sighed again.  “I have to get them set up somewhere else, to keep them out of danger.  But who can I get to help me?”

I don’t have any good damn contacts right now.  All the people that I currently know, hate the fuck out of me.  I guess that’s my fault for being a damn user.  Had it not been for the way I’ve treated people in the past, there probably wouldn’t be a damn bounty on me now.  I wonder who the person is that has the hit out for me.  If I find that person and make try to make amends, would that stop the hit?

“Who could it be?  He didn’t tell me who put the hit out on me,” I said, sighing again as I rolled over in the bed as I could see the sky lightening up as day approached.  “There are tons of people in the world that hate me.”

That’s just it, tons of people hate me.  Hell, even JT hates me and I bumped into him earlier tonight.  Is it possible that he put the hit out on me?  I didn’t know anything about the damn hit, until after I bumped into him in the damn bathroom.  And what in the hell was that, that happened in the bathroom while he was with me?  How did I get slammed into the damn wall that way?  That was the oddest damn thing ever.

“I can’t keep thinking about all of this, I need to get some rest,” I said aloud as I sighed again, pulling the covers up a bit as I looked over at the fireplace, thinking about the last time I spent with JT, when we were in Peru.

Alexandra, VA – Great Waves Waterpark – The Entrance

“Hello guys,” John heard as he turned around to see a familiar face standing there with bags in her arms.  “You just going to stand there or what?”

“Hey sis,” John spoke with a smile.

“Aunt Ramona,” Caleb, John and Roland’s youngest son spoke up as he rushed over to the woman, wrapping his arms around her, hugging her tight.  “I’m so glad to see you Auntie.”

“I’m so glad to see you too Puddin’,” the woman spoke as she rubbed the little boy’s back as she kissed his cheek and then released him.  “Where’s your big brother at?”

“He and Papa went to the bathroom,” Caleb replied as he looked up at John and then back at the woman.  “What are you doing here Aunt Ramona?”

“Your Dads told me that you guys were going to be here today, so I came by to hang out with you guys,” the woman spoke as John looked over at her strangely as his eyes shimmered a bit.

‘Ramona, is there something wrong?’  John mentally spoke, looking at the woman closely.  ‘Why are you here?’

‘I’m here because I had a vision and foresaw that you four were in trouble, so here I am,’ the woman mentally replied as John looked around quickly and then sighed.

“Sonny boy, do you have to go to the bathroom too?”  John asked, looking at the little boy.  “You might need to go right now.  We might not be able to find one near us when we start getting on some of the rides.”

“Okay Daddy,” Caleb spoke, walking away from John and the woman.

“What did you actually see?”  John asked, looking at the woman.

“I actually saw both of you die,” the woman stated with a frown.  “You were both lying on the ground and the boys were kneeling over you two, crying because you were dead.”

“You didn’t see anything that led up to that?”  John asked, reaching out to touch the woman as she took his hand.

“Sugah, the only thing that I was able to see was the end, nothing more than that,” the woman stated, sighing as she looked around.  “Has something happened with you guys?  Could this possibly have something to do with Arik?”

“I—I don’t know, you had the vision,” John replied with a frown.  “Nothing’s happened with us, not that I now of.”

“Has there been any changes with you guys since you last saw Arik?”  She asked, looking at John closely as she looked over his shoulder to see Roland and the two children.  “Look alive, the kids are coming back.”

“Arik, he’s currently looking for the Scepter of Euripides,” John spoke as Caleb walked up and took his hand.  “When he finds what he’s looking for, he’ll let me know.”

“Hi Ramona,” Roland spoke, leaning in and hugging the woman.  “Glad you could make it.”

“Glad I could make it too,” the woman spoke with a weak smile as he looked at John, noticing that his eyes were shimmering.  “Why don’t we go ahead and get inside to get on some rides.”

“I’m ready,” Mason spoke, dancing around in place as the woman laughed as she patted his back.

“Come on, let’s get inside,” John stated as he looked around again as they walked through the gates, handing the gate attendee their passes.

A Few Hours Later – The Food Court

Roland’s POV

It’s almost lunch time and I’m tired out.  Dang, those little boys are way too full of energy.  Either I’m getting old or maybe I didn’t get enough sleep last night.  Being that it was well after one when we got into bed, that could be the reason why I’m so tired right now.

“Are you okay Roland?”  Ramona asked, watching me closely.

“I’m fine girl, just a bit tired,” I replied as she smiled weakly and then looked around.  “I heard what you had to say to him.  Is there some way you could get another glimpse of that future?”

“I don’t want to get another glimpse of that future,” she said, sighing as she looked down at the table.

“What were you doing when you had that vision?”  I asked, looking around, making sure no one was within earshot of us.  “Were you touching something when that happened?”

“I was sitting at work, minding my business when that happened,” she replied.  “It seems like it just popped into my mind all of a sudden.”

“It just popped into your mind?  I—I thought you had to be touching something or someone to actually get a vision,” I said as she shook her head.

“No, my gift has improved a bit,” she spoke, picking up a plastic straw from the ground as she closed her eyes and then sighed.  “This belonged to a little black kid that had been raped by his uncle and said uncle has killed a few people and is currently awaiting trial.”

“That’s just morbid,” I said as she frowned.

“I know, but there’s nothing I can do about that,” she said, shaking her head.  “There’s nothing I can do about who touches the items I pick up.”

“I pray that little boy gets some counseling for what’s happened to him,” I said as she looked down.

“I doubt he will,” she said, looking up as I noticed that someone from my job was standing across from us, watching us.

What the hell, is that Nick from my job?  If so, what in the hell is he doing around here of all places?  This goes way beyond stalking, if that’s him.  Getting up from the table, I walked towards the guy until I was sure it was Nick from my job.  Sighing, I wondered what he was actually doing here.  Is he here to spy on me or is he actually here for another reason?

“Well hello there,” I spoke, extending my hand to Nick as he stood there with a creepy smile on his face, shaking my hand.  “I didn’t expect to see you here.”

“Hi Roland, what a surprise,” he spoke, releasing my hand as he looked around.  “I’m here with my niece and one of her friends.  I’m on babysitting duty this weekend.”

“Oh yeah, we brought the boys here today,” I said as he looked at me strangely.  “Me and my husband.”

“Your husband?  I—I didn’t know you were married,” he spoke, the expression on his face speaking volumes.  “I—I guess congratulations are in order or something.”

“I’ve been married for about five years now,” I spoke as he looked down.

Damn, I guess I just ruined his day with the way he’s looking.   How could he not know I’m a married man.  There are pictures of John and the boys on my desk for crying out loud.  Most of the people in the office know that fact about me.  I know he’s new and all, but I’m sure the others would’ve filled him in by now.  He’s been there for over three months, that’s enough time for him to find out things.

“Five years, that’s a very long time,” he spoke, looking around as if he were looking for someone.

“Yeah, a long time,” I said with a smile.  “We have two little boys that are our world.”

“That—that’s cool,” he replied, placing his hands in his pockets as he got this uncomfortable look on his face.

Something’s telling me that I’ve just crushed him.  How could he not know this information about me?  Since he’s been employed at the office, he’s been making little excuses to hang around me.  I guess I don’t have to worry about that anymore, being that I just dropped my life on him.  Being that my husband just walked up to us, I’m sure things are about to get more surreal for him.

“Hi, I’m John,” I heard John say as I turned to look at him as he reached out and shook Nick’s hand.

“Baby, this is Nick… Nick Starling,” I said as he smiled weakly and then looked at me.  “He’s one of the new financial analyst for the company.”

“Hi,” Nick replied as he looked nervously at me and then back at John.  “So, what do you do?”

“I’m a therapist,” John replied, looking at Nick quickly and then turning his attention back to me.  “Babe, we’re going to go ahead and order.  What do you want?”

“I’ll have a corn dog and some fries,” I answered, looking at Nick as I could see the sadness in his eyes.  “Also, get me a pretzel with hot mustard.”

“Okay,” he said, leaning in and kissing my cheek as he started to walk away.  “It was nice meeting you Nick.”

“Yeah, it was nice meeting you too,” he called out with a wave as he smiled weakly.  “I’m going to catch up with the girls and I’ll see you at work on Monday.  Have a great day out with your family.”

“You too,” I said, waving as I turned to walk back to where my family was.

To Be Continued…

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 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…

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…

The Chaos Factor – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – A Comet Strikes, Not!

Feb 3, 1996 – Jacksonville, FL – X-Ternals’ Compound – The Command Center

JT’s POV

“Computer, what is the status of Team One?”  I spoke, tapping keys on the computer’s console as I waited for the computer to tell me the information I requested.

= The current ETA for team one is ten minutes =

“Thank you computer,” I spoke, continuing my task of tapping keys as a view screen next to me activated as Michura’s image was displayed.  “Hello Michura, is there a problem?”

= Not a one boss.  Just checking in to let you know that we’re on our way back to HQ. =

“Okay, I’ll see you guys when you get back here,” I said as the image on the screen changed and I saw Joey Fallon’s face.

= Okay boss, Atlantis out. =

“Base out,” I said, tapping a key on the console as the view screen shut off.

I suppose today is my lucky day—a day I’ve been somewhat dreading, since I returned back here from Texas six months ago.  I shouldn’t be dreading this day, but I mainly fear what will happen when I see Joey Fallon in person again.  It’s been six months since I’ve seen him and I fear the distance that was created between us when I decided to leave the tour will cause a bigger problem in the long run.

I guess I shouldn’t be scared of what could possibly happen when we reunite.  I guess I should be more fearful of how things will play out when my true feelings come into play.  On instinct, at the height of the tour, I told the others that I couldn’t be objective enough to be Joey’s bodyguard and had someone else replace me in that regard.  The team put up a fuss about my decision, but after voicing my fears of what could happen and telling a little bitty lie about a vision I supposedly had, they agreed that me being Joey’s bodyguard and being in a relationship with him would cause some issues.  So, based on multiple observances of past events between the two of us, I decided that it would be beneficial to the team and to Joey that I return back here to the complex while A’Mora guarded him.

“God, I don’t know what to really think here,” I said aloud, turning away from the computer console as I covered my eyes.  “JT, what are you going to do about the situation you’ve caused here?  What’s going to happen here today, is going to be my own doing.  I won’t be able to blame anyone else for this madness.  The only one to blame for this is me.”

So JT, how are you going to solve this big problem that’s about to brew here?  I wish there was an easy method of fixing this, but I doubt there is one.  I’m currently in a bind that I don’t know how or even if I should try to get out of… Why am I even fretting about this?  This is the fault of the Elders of the Universe.  The Elders claim that Joey and I are destined to be together, that he’s my soul mate.  I know they are the means to all things in the universe, but are they sure that Joey Fallon is my soul mate and not Drew Claybourne or Kevin Edenfield… those are the guys that have touched my heart in some way and those are the guys that I think about when I envision the future.  So, the Elders telling me that I’m destined to be with Joey, I’m skeptical of that fact.

Regardless of what I do, today is the day that I’ll be reunited with the man that’s destined to be my soul mate and believes that we’re in a relationship together.  Due to my commitments here to the team, I’ve done what I could to keep myself busy, so that I haven’t had much time to actually spend with Joey or to pursue anything with him, further than just a phone call here and there.

When I heard that the tour was over and the guys of All Star would have some down time, I was scared and elated at the same time.  Now that I’ve calmed down a bit, I don’t know if seeing Joey Fallon would be a good idea or not.  Regardless of how I feel about seeing him, I have no choice in the matter now that the jet just touched down in the hanger.

A Few Stories Down – The Hanger

“Alright guys, it’s safe for us to disembark from the jet,” Michura stated, removing her seat belt and then pressing a button on the console as the jet doors opened. “Let’s get to JT and give him our reports and call it a day.”

“I’m with you on that one,” Barbara stated as she, Hank and Tyler stepped out of the jet as Michura turned around and looked at A’Mora and then Joey.

“A’Mora, is there something wrong?”  Michura asked, stopping at the exit doors.  “You’ve been quiet since we left LA.”

“I feel something’s wrong,” A’Mora stated, shaking her head as she got up from the seat as Joey walked past her.

“What could possibly be wrong girl?”  Barbara asked, walking over to A’Mora as Joey walked past her.

“I—I don’t know right now.  I—I just have this feeling that something’s going to happen,” A’Mora stated as Barbara frowned.

“Did you have a vision of the future or…” Michura spoke as Barbara interrupted her.

“We’ve been villain free for weeks.  Please say we get to have some much-needed down time,” Barbara stated as Joey looked at her and then frowned.

“I don’t think I can say that Barbara,” A’Mora stated as her eyes glowed an eerie pink color as her hair changed from its normal light purple color to a darker purple color.

“I’m still new to all of this, but what’s going on with her hair?”  Joey asked, stepping backwards away from A’Mora.  “I’m sure her hair isn’t supposed to be doing that.”

“Are you okay A’Mora?”  Barbara asked as A’Mora waved her hand, disappearing from the area.  “Okay, something’s definitely wrong with this picture.”

“Yeah and I’m not happy about it,” Michura said as they all stopped when the red alert siren sounded.  “Oh that’s just fucking great!”

“Let’s get to the command center,” Barbara stated as she tapped some numbers into the keyboard on the exit doors as the doors opened as they all rushed out of the area, heading down the corridor quickly.

The Command Center

“Computer, switch to aerial view!”  JT demanded as a few view screens in the room activated.

(<SPLINGK>)

“What’s going on here JT?”  A’Mora asked, appearing in the room.

“Apparently, a whole lot is going on,” JT replied, pressing buttons on the computer console as a few of the view screens changed.

“Oh God, what is that thing?”  A’Mora asked, pointing at one of the screens.

“It looks to be a comet,” JT replied as A’Mora walked up behind JT.

“That can’t be a comet JT,” A’Mora stated as she shook her head.  “That thing is moving rather fast to be a comet.  If that was a natural phenomenon, it wouldn’t be…”

“It can’t be a real comet,” JT stated as he turned around.  “I normally detect natural occurrences such as this, but I didn’t detect it.  Had it not been for our satellites, I never would’ve known it was up there.  It seems that thing has caught the attention of every satellite in space, opening the eyes of every space agency on the planet.”

“So, we’re not the only ones tracking this thing,” A’Mora said as JT nodded his head.  “Well that’s just great.”

“I believe there are separate agencies in the government tracking this thing as well as us,” JT stated as he pressed a button on the computer console.  “But it seems our satellite picked it up first and that thing has done something to knock our satellite out of its original orbit.”

“How are we seeing this stuff right now then?”  A’Mora asked.

“I had to use my skills to hack into a different satellite.  I piggy-backed on one of the other satellite signals to get the current images we have” JT replied, pressing another button on the console.  “Our satellite is trapped in the tail of that so-called comet and it, along with our satellite is heading towards the planet at a tremendous speed.”

“What!  Why are we sitting here then?  Why aren’t we trying to stop that thing?”  A’Mora asked as the doors to the room opened and the others rushed in.

(<BLINK>)

= Spatial Travel Intruder Detected =

“Yo’ bro, what’s going on?”  Telly Scott asked, appearing in the room.

“Helix, what are you doing here?”  JT asked, looking at the young man that appeared across from him.

“I saw on the news that something from space was heading this way,” Telly replied as he smiled widely.  “So, is the X-Ternals going to knock that thing out of orbit or what?”

“What’s with the red alert JT?”  Michura asked, standing at the table.

“There seems to be a strange, unearthly phenomenon heading towards the planet from space,” JT stated, pointing at one of the view screens.  “That thing is going to crash down real soon and…”

“Look at the size of that damn thing!”  Barbara screamed, covering her mouth.  “If that thing crashes down somewhere, it’s going to destroy a whole lot!”

“Bro, we can’t allow that to happen,” Telly stated, shaking his head.

“What in the hell are we waiting for?”  Barbara asked, looking over at JT.

“I’m waiting to see if anyone in the government tries to do something about that thing first, before we act and cause a bigger problem,” JT stated as Joey looked at him strangely.

“We would be saving the planet J,” Michura stated, looking over at JT strangely.  “Fuck what those crazy humans think!”

“That’s what we’re trying to avoid,” JT stated, pressing a button on the console as a news station channel appeared on the view screen.

“Come on man, why you have to go and turn on the news?”  Telly asked as JT looked at him strangely.

“I would like to know what the government is planning to do about the situation, before we go blazing out, trying to stop whatever the hell that is and scared the hell out of people,” JT stated as he tapped a button on the console as the volume in the room rose as they all heard the news report.

= Professors and Scientists at the University of North Florida have yet to identify the object that seems to be heading towards Earth.  Professor Graham Marshall says the object seems like a comet, but has a different energy pattern, unlike any other natural phenomenon that has been observed before.  Technicians at the International Space Exploration Agency has yet to release any information regarding this phenomenon while others speculate what can be done to stop its decent to Earth. =

“What does all that mean JT?”  Telly asked as JT pressed a button to mute the volume of the view screen.

“It means that no one knows what to do about the so-called comet that seems to be heading this way,” JT stated, shaking his head.  “That thing isn’t natural and…”

“If it’s not a comet, what the hell is it?”  Joey asked, walking over to JT and then leaning in, kissing his cheek as Telly gasped.

“What the hell is…” Telly said as Michura and Barbara both shook their heads, getting him to stop.

“Not now Telly,” Michura said as Telly looked at her strangely.

“Then when?”  Telly asked, looking at JT and Joey as if they were crazy.  “What in the hell is going on?  Where’s Drew?  What about Kevin?”

“Not now Telly!”  JT snapped as Telly threw his hands up and then walked out of the room.

“What was that all about?”  Joey asked as the doors to the room opened again as Hank walked in.

“What’s going on guys?  What has Helix so upset?”  Hank asked as JT shook his head and then sighed.

“He’s probably wondering why Joey just kissed my cheek,” JT stated as Hank shrugged his shoulders and then sat down at the table.

“So, what’s going on?  What’s with the red alert?”  Hank asked, looking around the room at everyone.

“You just now decided to come ask that question?”  Joey asked, looking at Hank strangely.  “We’ve been in here for half an hour and where did you go off to?”

“I went to go talk with Lance,” Hank stated with a smile as he placed his hands on the table.

“How sweet,” JT replied, walking over to the table and then taking a seat as he pressed a button on the table as a view screen above the table came on.  “Here’s the problem at hand.”

“Oh no,” Hank whispered as he watched the view screen.  “Starcade.”

“Something you have to contribute Hank?”  JT spoke, looking across at Hank.

“That’s not the question at hand JT,” Michura stated as her hair swished around on her head.  “Are we going to do something about this problem or what?”

“Since the government hasn’t done anything, I guess we need to try something,” JT stated, pressing a button on the table as the red alert siren stopped, but the lights continued flashing.  “I’ve sent out an alert for the others to respond.”

“I don’t think Donna is going to show, she’s having trouble with her family,” Barbara stated as JT got up and then walked around the table.

“So, is this all we got?”  JT asked, looking around the room.  “Computer, show active communication devices.”

= Processing information.  Psychic Warrior, Helix, Golem, Onyx, Psy Lad, Tele Girl, Frosta, Atlantis, Speedster, Illusioness, Stryker, Murderess, Midknight, Lightspeed, Amaryllis have active communication devices. =

“Computer, are you able to coordinate a way for the team to stop that phenomenon?”  JT asked.  “Computer, would we need to call in extra help with this situation?”

“We don’t have time for this man.  We have a good enough group right here.  Let’s go do this,” Barbara stated as the pupils of her eyes turned white as her whole body changed to ice.  “I’m ready for action right now.”

“What happens if we’re not enough to stop that thing?”  JT asked, looking over at Barbara.  “That thing will crash down somewhere on this planet and destroy all life around it!”

“We can be stopping that thing right now!”  Michura screamed, shaking her head.  “We’re sitting here, wasting valuable time arguing.  Let’s go do this!”

“Fine,” JT said, snapping his fingers as his eyes crackled with power as everyone in the room disappeared.

Hundreds of Miles Above X-Ternals’ Compound

(<SPLINGK>)

“Ahhhh!”  JT screamed as he and his passengers appeared, floating in air.

“JT?  JT, are you okay?”  Joey asked, floating near JT.  “Baby… Baby, are you okay?”

“I think he’s out cold,” Hank stated, floating next to JT and Joey.

“I would like to know what that thing was we just saw… How—how did that—what was that fucking thing?”  Joey asked, looking around at the others as he moved away from JT as he grabbed A’Mora’s hand as she looked at him strangely.

“JT?  JT, are you with us?”  Michura asked, looking around.

“As I said, it looks like he’s out cold,” Hank stated, looking over at Michura.  “Michura, are you okay?”

“Don’t worry about me, we need to be worrying about that thing that’s headed towards the planet, wherever the hell it is,” Michura stated with a frown on her face, her body looking to be dissipating a bit.

“If he’ out cold, how are we up here, floating like this?”  Joey asked, looking around at the others.

“Duh, we’re on the edge of the atmosphere right now,” Hank stated, looking over at Joey as he shook his head.  “No gravity to hold us down, the reason we’re floating right now.”

“Okay,” Joey replied, shaking his head as there was a flash of light as Telly appeared next to Barbara.  “Whoa, what the hell?”

“Well it’s about damn time that I found you guys.  It took me a few jumps to get up here,” Telly stated, looking over at Joey and then frowning.  “What’s he doing here?  Is he part of the team now or something?”

“Another matter for later Telly,” Michura stated as she touched JT’s face as his body started to glow.  “JT?  JT, are you with us buddy?”

“Stop!”  JT screamed, his eyes shooting open as his body moved into an upright position as Michura floated backwards.  “Oh God, that must’ve been a dream, I thought…”

“What must’ve been a dream?”  Michura asked, looking at JT strangely.

“Where are we?”  JT asked, looking around and then looking down.  “Why are we in space?”

“Are you okay JT?”  Barbara asked, looking at JT strangely.

“I’m okay, but why are we in space?”  JT asked again as a few of his comrades looked at him strangely.

“We’re up here, looking for a rogue comet,” Michura replied as JT’s eyes glowed as he turned around quickly.

“No we’re not,” JT stated, his eyes no longer glowing as he raised his hands and then disappeared.

“What the hell is he going on about?”  Michura asked, screaming out as different parts of her body started dissipating.

“Michura, I think we need to get you back down on the planet,” Telly stated, grabbing Michura’s hand as he, along with her and Barbara disappeared as A’Mora shook her head, snapped her fingers and then disappeared as Hank just floated there with Joey.

“I guess you’re my responsibility now,” Hank stated as he grabbed Joey’s hand as the two of them started to descend towards the planet.

“What’s going on Hank?”  Joey asked as he and Hank floated downward.

“I don’t know, but the only way we’re going to find out is at HQ,” Hank replied as he shook his head.

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

“What in the hell is going on around here JT?”  Telly asked, walking into the room as he grabbed JT by his arm, snatching him around.

“Are you out of your mind Telly?”  JT asked, moving backwards away from Telly as Michura and Barbara walked into the room.

“I’m not the one that’s out of his fucking mind!  What in the hell are you doing with another guy?”  Telly asked, looking at JT like he was crazy.  “What’s with the new guy?”

“First of all, that’s none of your business” JT stated as Telly shook his head.  “Second…”

“No, it’s our business when it comes to the stability of this team,” Telly stated as he pointed his finger in JT’s face.  “You hugging up with another guy can cause problems for the rest of us!”

“How so Telly,” JT stated as Telly threw his hands up and then turned around.  “Did you two know about this new guy?”

“Yeah,” Michura replied as Telly shook his head and then turned back around.

“What about Drew?  What about Kevin?”  Telly asked, walking around to where JT was.  “I know it’s been awhile since you two have been together, but the boy got some hope in his heart that you two would get back together.”

“This team has nothing to do with my personal life Telly,” JT stated as Michura sighed.

“He has a point Telly,” Barbara stated.

“Are you kidding me here Barbara?  You know the first thing that’s going to happen is that there will be fighting among us and it’ll be because he’s acting like a homo gigolo,” Telly stated as JT’s eyes crackled with energy.

“What!”  JT snapped as Michura moved around in front of him.

“Please JT, he doesn’t mean it,” Barbara stated as she moved around Telly, getting in front of JT quickly.

“That’s it, he’s lost his mind!”  JT screamed as the whole building shook.

“JT please,” Barbara stated as she turned away from him and then rolled her eyes.  “We don’t have time for this petty arguing… We need to know what’s going on with the comet.”

“There wasn’t a comet,” JT stated as Michura and Barbara looked at him strangely.

“If it wasn’t a comet, then what in the hell was it Mr. Know It Fucking All?”  Telly asked, pointing his finger in JT’s face.  “Did you have something to do with that thing, whatever the hell it was?”

“Mr. Scott, you might want to learn to control what you’re doing, before someone actually does some changing for you,” JT stated as Telly smirked.

“Bring it on mental boy,” Telly said, balling his hands into fists as he stepped closer to JT.  “Unlike the others, I’m not afraid of you.  You fuck with me and I’ll teleport you ass into the damn sun.”

“You’re not scaring me any,” JT stated as his eyes crackled with energy, flaring brightly.  “That doorway to the sun can go both ways.  You ready to travel?”

“Guys please,” Barbara stated as JT shook his head.

“There’s nothing pleasing about this,” Telly stated as he shook his head and then turned around.  “One of these days, I’ll make you eat those words.”

“Nothing but air and opportunity Telly, take the chance,” JT stated as he shook his head.  “I’ve had enough of this so-called attitude from you.”

“What are you going to do about it?”  Telly asked, turning back around to face JT.

“Guys, please stop this,” Barbara pleaded as Michura just watched.

“You know what, I think I’ll take my leave on that note,” JT stated as Michura grabbed his hand, stopping him from leaving.

“No JT, you can’t leave, not until we find out what’s going on with that comet,” Michura stated as JT waved his hand at the console as a view screen came on.

“There was no comet,” JT stated, looking around at the view scree.  “It seems someone was trying to pull a hoax on all of us.  Someone tied a video feed into a satellite and tricked the world into believing that a comet was going to land some place and cause devastation and destruction.”

“Wait a minute,” Barbara stated, stepping in front of JT.  “But you and A’Mora sensed that thing before the others knew about it.”

“No, I felt that it wasn’t a natural occurrence and as things are, it wasn’t.  As for A’Mora, I don’t know what she sensed or felt,” JT stated as he turned around and then waved.  “Goodbye all.”

“JT!”  Michura screamed as JT faded away from the room.

“Are you out of your fucking mind Telly?  He could’ve beat your ass and then what?”  Barbara asked, looking at Telly like he was crazy.  “What’s gotten into you?”

“As you saw, he decided to leave instead,” Telly stated, shaking his head.  “It’s not what’s gotten into me, it’s what’s gotten into him.  What in the hell is going on with him, Drew, Kevin and this new guy?  Does the new guy know about Drew and Kevin?”

“Don’t know,” Barbara stated as she looked down.

“Then why in the hell is he dating someone else before ending things with the one he’s with?”  Telly asked as he sat down at the conference table.

“I can’t tell you that, I don’t have an answer to that one,” Barbara stated with a frown.

“I don’t either, but haven’t you guys noticed that things between him and Drew have been shaky as of late?”  Michura asked, looking over at Barbara and then at Telly.

“If things are shaky, it’s because JT doesn’t know how to keep his dick in his pants or whatever,” Telly stated as Michura sighed.

“Why are you acting like this Telly?”  Barbara asked.

“Because I’m tired of our so-called leader acting like a dumb ass bimbo,” Telly replied, looking at Barbara.  “Don’t you think things would go smoother around here if he didn’t act like he was a cheap whore?  Come on, one week he’s with Drew and the next he’s with Kevin and now he’s here with someone new.”

“First, we don’t know what’s going on between him or any of them.  It’s not our business.  Second, you need to cut this out, it’s not funny and if he found out what you just said, there will be trouble and we don’t need that mess around here,” Barbara stated.

“I don’t care if he found out,” Telly said, shaking his head.  “Maybe he needs to find out so he’ll stop acting that way.  He needs to act like somebody with some sense and stop leading people on.”

“Why do I get the feeling that there’s a personal message in there somewhere,” Michura stated as Barbara looked over at her.

“I’m not gay!”  Telly snapped as Michura shook her head.

“On that note, I’m going to go get some rest,” Michura stated, walking towards the door.  “It seems our little jaunt into space took a lot of my energy.”

“I’ll see you here, later on girl.  I think I’ll do monitor duty until someone else comes in to take my place,” Barbara stated with a frown as she glared at Telly.  “I wouldn’t be doing this, if someone hadn’t ran the person that was doing monitor duty off.”

“It wasn’t my fault,” Telly said as his eyes flared with a sparkle of energy as he disappeared from the room.

To Be Continued…

To Protect and Serve – Chapter 13

Chapter 13 – Marek’s Special Ending

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension – Castle Limbo

“Come on JT, just give up already.  You know I still love you,” Marek stated, stepping closer to JT and then kissing his lips.  “Be mine and end all of this madness.”

“No!  I will never submit to the likes of you!  I will continue fighting you until I can’t breathe anymore!”  JT screamed as psychic energy flared around his body.

“Have it your way, you’ll never see Joey Fallon again.  I’ll kill you and no one will ever see you again!”  Marek exclaimed as he projected a continuous beam of psychic energy at JT as he laughed.

“Stop it!”  JT screamed, his costume flaring with energy as it started to unravel.

“I’m not going to stop, not until you agree to be mine!  Give yourself to me damn it!”  Marek screamed as he laughed again.

“Nooooooo!”  JT screamed, falling to the floor.  “I won’t be yours, never!”

Waco, TX – The Santa Clara Hotel – Lance and Hank’s Hotel Room

“Something’s wrong!  Something’s wrong with JT!”  Joey screamed, looking around the room.

“What is it?”  Wanda asked as she looked at Joey closely.

“I don’t know, I just know something is wrong with JT, I can feel it!”  Joey screamed as the tears streamed down his face.

“Oh Joey, I’m so sorry.  I wish there was something we could do, but none of us can get to where he is right now,” Michura stated as Joey shook his head.

“No, there must be something that can be done, I love him!  I don’t want him getting hurt.  I—I must do something!”  Joey screamed, pacing the room.

“Wanda, you’re still not able to use your powers to get to him?”  Barbara asked as Wanda frowned.

“Something’s blocking me from teleporting into Limbo,” Wanda replied as she folded her arms across her chest.

“That has to be Marek’s doing,” Barbara stated as she looked down.

“Probably so,” Michura said as she looked at Barbara.  “We have to do something.  We can’t just leave JT and the others at the mercy of Marek.  Marek will surely kill them all!”

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension – Castle Limbo

“What’s wrong Psychic Warrior?  Not so strong now, are you really the Psychic Warrior?  All those years… I—I waited to get you back in my grasp!  Now, I have you right where I want you!”  Marek screamed as he stood in front of JT’s body that was pinned against a wall with magical energy.  “You’re mine now JT.  I’m not going to let you run from me.  Your powers can’t save you this time and there’s no one else here with the power to help you!”

“I will escape you.  I will not submit to you, never!”  JT screamed as Marek slapped his face.

“You have no choice but to submit to me,” Marek said, laughing.

“I won’t let you beat me, for I am the Psychic Warrior!  I will erase this evil from my domain!”  JT snapped, his body glowing brightly, the light slashing through the magical bonds that held his body tight.

“You can’t beat me!”  Marek screamed as he waved his hand, shield himself from JT’s attack.  “Try as you might, my powers rival those of a demi-god!  You should know, I stole them from you!”

“You are no god here Marek!”  JT screamed, floating above Marek as a strange ribbon-like energy flared around his body.  “I will erase this evil!”

“You won’t erase nothing!”  Marek screamed, projecting a continuous stream of energy at JT that knocked him against the castle wall, holding him in place.

“I am power here Marek, you won’t win!”  JT screamed as the glow around his body brightened as the energy that Marek projected at him ricocheted across the area, bouncing off the giant mirror and then zapping Marek in the back.

“No!”  Marek screamed as Kevin Williams snapped out of his trance as he looked around.

“What in the hell is going on?  Where in the hell am I?”  Kevin asked, turning around to see Marek lying on the floor, screaming.

“Kevin Williams, are you okay?”  JT asked, waving his hand, using his powers to place a force-field around the man’s body.

Waco, TX – The Santa Clara Hotel – Lance and Hank’s Hotel Room

“Wanda, you don’t have enough power to get into Limbo to save JT on your own?”  Michura asked.

“I’m not powerful enough to travel to Limbo alone.  The times I’ve teleported to Limbo, I had to rely on power from JT to get there.  If he doesn’t grant me access into Limbo, I’ll bounce back to where I started from.  Being that Marek has blocked access to Limbo, the same thing will more than likely happen,” Wanda explained.

“We have to do something to save him!”  Joey screamed.

“Right now, I don’t know how we can help him.  If Marek is controlling things, there’s nothing we can really do to save anybody,” Wanda stated as Joey walked up to her and then grabbed her hands.  “Joey?”

“There’s something that can be done and I’ll do it!”  Joey screamed as his eyes glowed a strange purple color.

“What can you do, you’re not…” Michura said as she noticed the color of Joey’s eyes.  “Ahhh, what’s going on with his eyes?”

“You can’t fight Marek, he’ll kill you,” Wanda stated as Joey shook his head.

“I can do this!”  Joey snapped as he turned to look at Barbara and then back at Michura as he held onto Wanda’s hand.  “Star Heart Power Transform!”

“What in the world,” Barbara said as the room flooded with a strange light as Joey’s clothing changed to something new.

“What’s going on here?  What’s happening to Joey?”  Lance asked, watching the things that transpired before him.

“Don’t know, but maybe this is something good.  I truly hope this isn’t bad,” Wanda stated as they, sans Lance, disappeared from the room.

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension

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“What just happened here?”  Barbara asked, looking around as they all appeared in a dark area.

“We need to go there,” Joey said as he pointed at the castle on the hill.

“Joey, what’s going on?  Have you been hiding something about yourself from us and the others?”  Barbara asked.

“I—I’m sorry for scaring you guys.  I—I don’t know how to explain any of this to you all.  But if you remember the events that took place when Christina Merritt attacked us, this is how all of this with me started,” Joey stated.

“I remember that, but it doesn’t explain the power you’re using right now,” Wanda stated.  “Are you a Legacy Chosen member?”

“I—I don’t know the answer to that,” Joey replied, shrugging his shoulders.  “I just know it has something to do with those people that JT hangs out with when he calls himself Legacy Saturn.”

“But are you a legacy Joey?  Are you like JT?”  Wanda asked, walking closer to Joey and then looking at the back of his neck.

“Wanda, what is it that you’re looking for?  Why are you messing with my hair?”  Joey asked, moving away from Wanda as they all heard someone scream.

“What in the hell!”  Michura screamed, looking around as her hair changed to water, splashing around her neck.

“That sounded like JT!  We must get in there.  I don’t know how to get into the castle,” Joey stated as he looked over at Wanda.  “I got us this far, someone help me save my boyfriend!”

Castle Limbo

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“Tim!  Tim, where are you?”  Wanda called out as she and her passengers appeared inside the castle.

“Oh thank the heavens.  I didn’t know if my psychic shields would’ve protected me for much longer,” JT stated as Barbara walked over to him as Hank appeared next to her.

“Now that you guys are here, let’s see if I can put things right,” JT stated as his eyes crackled with energy as his costume changed to black as he floated higher in the area.

“Uh no, I don’t like the looks of this.  He’s changed back into that evil person again,” Joey stated as he ran towards the private chamber, hiding.

“Joey, what are you doing here?  How did he get here?”  JT asked, floating down to the floor quickly as he waved his hand at Marek, holding him in place.

“You may not believe this, but Joey was the one that brought us here.  He said something similar to what you would say to transform and he teleported us here,” Wanda stated, moving out of Kevin’s way, who seemed to be back under Marek’s control.

“Stop or I’ll kill Kevin!  Don’t force me to do that, because you know I will!”  Marek stated as he moved away from JT and then grabbed Kevin as he used his powers, creating a psychic axe and held it under Kevin’s chin.

“Marek please… Please don’t hurt him.  Just leave him alone.  He’s not the one you wanted,” Joey said as he walked into the area.

“And how do you know what I want?  Your tiny brain can’t fathom what I want!”  Marek screamed as he held Kevin tighter as Kevin struggled to get free.

“Please man, just let me live.  I won’t do anything.  Please—please don’t kill me,” Kevin begged as the tears streamed down his face.

“Shut the hell up!”  Marek screamed as JT shook his head.

“You never learn,” JT said as he snapped his fingers as Kevin disappeared, leaving Marek empty-handed.

“No!  It can’t end like this!”  Marek screamed.

“Just give up Marek, you’re busted.  As of now, I’m going to stop you for good.  You have a one-way ticket to hell and I have the doorway to get you there.  There’s no need to try to escape that!”  JT snapped as his eyes glowed brightly as he waved his hand as a strange looking portal opened.

“You’re not going to stop me!”  Marek screamed as another portal opened as JT’s uncle appeared in the area.

“No my boy, that’s not the way to stop this man,” JT’s uncle stated as JT shook his head.

“He—he’s caused a great deal of pain,” JT stated as his uncle shook his head again as Wanda, Michura, Barbara, Joey and Kevin disappeared from the area.

“I know he has, but that’s forbidden my boy,” JT’s uncle stated.  “You are not the one that has the say-so for where he goes.”

“If I don’t stop him now he’ll hurt others,” JT stated as Marek smiled.

“That’s right I will!  You’ll never be free of me, you’re mine!”  Marek screamed as JT’s uncle turned and looked at him.

“I’ve heard enough from you,” JT’s uncle said as he waved his hand in Marek’s direction.

“Noooo!”  Marek screamed as his body burst into flame.

“As I told you once before, you will not hurt anyone else,” JT’s uncle said as he turned to JT.  “Leave him to me; he will not hurt you or anyone else.  This time, I will make sure he’s locked away.”

“But Uncle…” JT said as his uncle interrupted him.

“He’s not going to hurt you or anyone else for that matter,” JT’s uncle stated as he waved his hand in Marek’s direction as Marek’s body floated off the floor and then disappeared as the giant mirror in the area glowed brightly.

“What just happened Uncle?”  JT asked.

“Marek is now with the Elders,” JT’s uncle answered as he waved his hand as a portal opened.  “Return to your friend, they are waiting for you back on Earth.”

“Yes Uncle,” JT replied as he stepped through the portal, disappearing from Limbo.

“As for you Marek, we won’t have this conversation ever again,” JT’s uncle stated as he waved his hand as Marek reappeared in the area as the two floated in front of the mirror.  “I wouldn’t allow my boy to kill you, but that doesn’t mean I won’t do it!”

“You’re not going to hurt me,” Marek said as he smirked at JT’s uncle.  “You and those fools need me.”

“That’s where you’re wrong,” JT’s uncle spoke as his hand crackled with energy as he touched Marek’s chest.

“What in the hell are you doing?”  Marek asked, struggling to get free of the magical energy bonds that held his body tight.

“For all the pain that you’ve caused my boy, I’m going to cause that same pain to you,” JT’s uncle stated with an evil grin on his face.  “James Fowler, you are forever cursed!”

“What!”  Marek screamed as the magical energy bonds dissipated from his body as he fell to the floor.  “What have you done to me?”

“Just what I’ve said,” JT’s uncle stated.  “I suggest you not cause any more harm for my boy or anyone around him.”

“Why is that?”  Marek asked, standing up, getting in JT’s uncle’s face.

“As of this point, I’m going to send you back to Earth, but I suggest you not go anywhere near my boy or anyone he knows,” JT’s uncle stated.

“I’ll go where I damn want to man, you don’t control me,” Marek stated as JT’s uncle shook his head.

“I don’t think you want to put my magic to the test boy,” JT’s uncle stated as he waved his hand as Marek disappeared.

“Necroloque, do you think it was wise, sending him back to Earth that way?”  A voice was heard in the area as JT’s uncle turned around.

“When he returns to Earth, he won’t remember anything about his life,” JT’s uncle stated as he smiled.  “For the time being, he’s powerless and has no memory of who he is or what he’s capable of doing.  I put him back on Earth as a blank slate.”

“Will he regain his memory?”  The voice asked.

“Never,” JT’s uncle stated as he turned around as his image shifted to look like the bus driver for All Star.  “I have somewhere else to be.”

“As you were Necroloque,” the voice said as JT’s uncle waved his hand and then disappeared from the area.

Waco, TX – The Santa Clara Hotel – Joshua and Tyler’s Hotel Room

“Hi,” JT said as he walked into the room as all eyes were on him.

“I’m so glad to see you.  Are you okay baby?”  Joey asked, rushing over to JT and hugging him.

“I’m okay Joey.  Is everyone accounted for?  Where’s Kevin Williams?”  JT asked, looking around the room.

“Yeah, where is Kevin anyway?”  Joey asked.

“Does anyone know where he lives?”  JT asked, looking around at the All Star guys.  “When you were sent back, I thought you all would’ve been sent back here.”

“Maybe he’s in his hotel room,” Wanda stated as she looked at JT with a frown.  “Can you sense him?”

“No, I can barely sense anyone here,” JT replied as he shook his head.  “Something’s not right here.”

“Maybe it’s because your powers are strained,” Barbara stated as she looked at JT strangely.  “You did use a lot of your powers fighting Marek.  When we got there, you were already weak.  You had to change into Demonloque just to continue fighting him.”

“I—I guess that could be the reason.  Maybe—maybe I need to go lie down for a bit,” JT stated as he looked down.  “Could you guys please watch out for everyone and let me know later on when it’s time to go so that Wanda and I can teleport these guys to the next venue?”

“Go get some rest Tim,” Wanda stated as she watched JT closely.

“Can I come with you JT?  I would very much like to be with you,” Joey stated as he looked JT in the face.

“Yeah, I guess you can.  I think we need to talk anyway,” JT stated as he grabbed Joey’s hand as their bodies glowed.

“There’s that strange glow again,” Wanda stated as Joey looked at her and then frowned.

“You ready to go?”  Joey asked as JT smiled weakly as the two of them faded out partially and then reappeared as JT groaned and then they finally disappeared.

“Barbara, did you see that?”  Wanda asked, walking over to where Barbara stood.  “The fight with Marek must’ve really taken it out of him.”

“It must have,” Barbara stated as she walked towards the door.

Joey and JT’s Hotel Room

“Honey, you don’t look so good,” Joey stated as he and JT sat down on the sofa.  “Your natural glow isn’t as bright…”

“I’m fine Joey, I just need some rest,” JT stated as Joey sighed and then looked down.

“Honey, you were barely able to teleport us into the room.  When you grabbed my hand, I felt you trembling.  You had trouble moving us from point to point,” Joey stated as he rubbed JT’s hand.  “Something’s wrong baby; I think you need more than rest.  What did Marek do to you?”

“I’m fine Joey, just let it go,” JT stated as he looked at Joey.  “But, I would like to know how you got into Limbo the way you did.”

“I don’t really know,” Joey replied as he looked down.  “When Lance popped up, back at the hotel the way he did, I got scared.  I—I was able to somehow feel you, to sense you.  I felt your pain.”

“You felt my pain?”  JT asked.

“I knew something was wrong with you,” Joey stated as he looked JT in the face.  “I was so upset about trying to get to you.  Michura and Wanda kept talking about different things they could do to get to you, but Wanda wasn’t able to.”

“But that doesn’t explain how you got into Limbo Joey,” JT stated as Joey frowned.

“I heard this voice in my head that told me to say ‘Star Heart Power Transform’ and I said it.  Once I did that, I changed and my clothes looked like yours from the other night,” Joey explained as JT looked down.  “At that point, with help from Wanda, I was able to teleport to Limbo to help you.”

“So you’re a legacy too?  I guess that’s what the Elders meant about your light,” JT stated as he looked down again and then shrugged his shoulders as he bent down and took off his boots.

“What does that mean baby?”  Joey asked.

“Right now, I guess that means you’re a chosen one too and when the time comes, you’ll be around to help fight the evil that threatens the Earth.  As you saw that night with Christina Merritt, we appeared to stop her when she used her magic—magic that was dangerously able to destroy the planet,” JT stated as Joey nodded his head.

“So that means I’m just like you.  Do I turn evil like you do too?”  Joey asked as JT sighed.

“No, you won’t turn evil like I do,” JT replied as he leaned in and kissed Joey’s lips.  “Enough of that, it’s time for sleep.”

“Okay baby,” Joey replied as JT’s eyes glowed as Joey closed his eyes and went to sleep.

“I might regret what I just did, but I didn’t want to answer more of his questions,” JT stated as he sighed and then closed his eyes.  “We’ll have to save those questions for another time.  Now he’ll just have to settle with knowing that I’m here to protect and serve.”

The End

To Protect and Serve – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 — Love Gone Wrong

Aug 13, 1995 – Waco, TX – The Santa Clara Hotel – Lance and Hank’s Hotel Room

Hank’s POV

I can’t believe this has finally happened… Well it’s happening right now.  I’m having sex with the man of my dreams.  I’ve waited so long for this to happen and now that it is, I can barely contain myself.  For the past hour, I’ve had to do everything within my power to hold myself together.   The way we’re going on right now, I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up.

“Come on Hank, give it to me baby!  Give me what you got damn it!”  Lance screamed as he sat atop my hips, riding up and down on my dick.

“Oh Lance, oh God, I don’t think I can hold out for much longer baby… You’re going to make me shoot soon!”  I yelled, pounding my fist into the mattress as his ass muscles worked their magic on my dick.

“Do it baby, do it!”  He screamed, bouncing faster on top of my hips as I did my best to hold onto him as I heard the door creak and then open as I was able to see Tyler standing there, watching the two of us.

“Oh shit Lance!”  I screamed, feeling my orgasm taking over as I notice Tyler cover his mouth and then stepped back out of the room.

“Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about baby,” he said, slowing down as he bent down and hugged me a he continued to move his ass on my dick, trying to milk me for all I was worth.  “Push your spunk up in me baby.”

“Oh God, you are so dirty,” I said as we kissed as I wondered why Tyler just stood there, watching us that way with that sad look on his face.  What was up with that?

In in the Hallway

Tyler’s POV

“I—I never thought I would see that happening,” I said, sniffling as I walked down the hall, trying to put some distance between myself and what I just saw.

What in the hell has gotten into everybody around me?  Does everyone have love and sex on their minds?  We’re supposed to be here protecting people, not hooking up for love and sex.  How did we get so far off of track?  Our goal here was to keep these guys protected, not hop into bed with them.  In the past few weeks, I’ve wondered about the direction of this team.  Should I stay here among them or should I take my leave of exit?

Maybe I should take my leave… I think being away from these guys, may make a difference for me.  Like damn, I gave up being around my family and friends, to go gallivanting around the world, helping them fight the evils of the world that don’t like people like us.

I just don’t get what’s happening with my friends.  First JT goes off and starts breaking his personal rules about relationships and now Hank is doing the same thing.  JT vowed never to mix work with his love life and it seems he’s doing the same thing all over again.  I just hope things with him and Joey don’t turn out like they did with him and Marek.  Hell, we’re still dealing with the issues of Marek and I hope with all that I’ve heard about yesterday, JT will finally get his mind back on things so we can get back to business.

A Few Minutes Later – Joshua and Tyler’s Hotel Room

“Let me out of this damn room!”  Joshua screamed, banging on the hotel room door.  “Damn it, I’ve been trapped in here for far too long.  I want out of here right now!”

“Have you returned to being yourself Joshua or are you still acting strange?”  Tyler asked as he walked up to the door.

“I wasn’t acting strange!  I’m being truthful Tyler, I want you!  I want to feel you inside of me!”  Joshua yelled as Tyler shook his head as a few tears fell from his eyes.

“What kind of game are you trying to play here Joshua?  You need to stop this.  I don’t want to do anything with you and then you go back to being normal or whatever it was you were before and we both end up regretting it!”  Tyler snapped as Joshua banged on the door again.

“I’m not playing a game Tyler,” Joshua spoke as he sighed.  “Just come in here with me.”

“I’m not coming in there with you,” Tyler replied as he shook his head.

“Just come in here and kiss me, hold me and fuck the hell out of me!  Once you do that, everything will be alright.  That’s all I want right now,” Joshua stated as Tyler shook his head.

“I’m not coming in there to do anything with you,” Tyler stated as Joshua banged on the door again.

“I don’t see what the problem is man.  I’ll have you and you’ll have someone to love you!  You’ll have someone to help you with those sexual frustrations you’re having!  I can give you what Hank won’t!  I can give you what you want Tyler!”  Joshua exclaimed as Tyler slid down the door, landing on the floor as more tears fell from his eyes.

“How did he know about my feelings for Hank?”  Tyler whispered to himself as he wiped at his eyes.

“Whatever you want Tyler.  If you want to fuck me, we can do that!  If you want me to fuck you, I can do that.  I want you Tyler; I will be what you want me to be!”  Joshua screamed as he banged on the door again as Tyler shook his head again and then sniffled.

“You need some help man,” Tyler stated, his voice barely audible.  “You need to get some help.”

“I need you man,” Joshua spoke from the other side of the door.  “I want you.”

“I don’t think you know what you want,” Tyler stated as he sniffled again.  “When I joined this tour to provide protection for you, there was not a gay bone in your body!  What happened to make you act this way all of a sudden?”

“To make who act what way?  Is there something wrong?”  JT asked as he, Joey and Wanda walked up to where Tyler sat in the hallway.

“What’s going on here Tyler?  Are you crying?”  Wanda asked, looking at the hotel room door and then down at Tyler.

“What’s going on Tyler?  Why are you and Joshua playing this soap opera drama out for the whole hotel to hear?”  JT asked as Tyler looked up at him.

“I need you to scan his mind.  There’s something wrong with him.  That can’t be the real Joshua in there.  Ever since we got back from Marek’s complex, he’s been acting really strange,” Tyler stated as JT sighed.

“You know I don’t like doing that sort of thing Tyler, it makes me feel evil,” JT stated as Wanda shook her head and then kicked the door, knocking it down.  “Wanda?”

“Something’s not right,” Wanda stated, turning to look at JT.  “Scan Joshua’s mind, there’s something wrong here.”

“Wrong such as what?”  JT asked, his eyes glowing an eerie purple color, a sign that he was using his telepathic powers as he grabbed his head.  “Ahhhhhhh!”

“Honey, what’s wrong?  Why did you scream?”  Joey asked, looking at JT and then over at Tyler.  “Joshua, what’s going on in that damn head of yours?  What did you do to JT?”

“I didn’t do anything to him.  What are you talking about Joey?”  Joshua asked as Wanda moved over to JT.

“If you want to really know what’s wrong with him, all you have to do is ask me.  I am responsible for what just happened, not him,” Kevin Williams spoke as he appeared behind Joey and Joshua.

“Kevin, what are you doing here?”  Joey asked, making a move to walk towards Kevin as Kevin waved his hand as Joey, JT and Wanda were thrown against the wall, knocking them unconscious.

“Oh no!”  Joshua screamed, looking around as he backed away from Kevin.  “What in the hell is going on?”

“Three down, so many more to go,” Kevin said as he waved his hand and then disappeared as Joshua looked around again and then sat down on the floor as he pulled his knees up to his chest and started crying.

‘You’re mine again Joshua,’ Joshua heard in his mind as he got up off the floor and then walked out of the room with an evil smirk on his face.

A Few Minutes Previously – Lance and Hank’s Hotel Room

“Hey honey, are you awake?”  Lance asked, sitting up on the sofa.

“Yeah, I’m awake.  I’m just basking in the afterglow of what we shared,” Hank stated as he leaned in close and kissed Lance’s lips.

“Yeah baby, I enjoyed hat very much too.  Now we know what each other is capable of,” Lance stated, reaching down and stroking Hank’s dick.

“If you keep doing that, we might have to do it all again,” Hank stated, getting up from the sofa as he stretched his arms over his head and then walked over to the bathroom.

“Maybe I want to do it all again.  Maybe I want to have you inside of me, thrusting hard and fast again,” Lance said as he got up and then followed Hank into the bathroom, standing in the doorway, watching him.

“Damn baby, that’s hot,” Hank said as he wrapped his arms around Lance and then kissed his mouth as he felt him up.

“I’m glad you agree,” Lance said as the two of them moved around in the bathroom, dancing to unheard music as they embraced and groped each other.

“Damn right I do,” Hank replied as he turned the water on in the shower stall.

“You’re so damn sexy baby,” Lance said as the two of them stepped into the shower stall, kissing and touching as the water rained down on their heads.

“Oh shit yeah!”  Hank growled, pushing Lance against the shower stall wall and entering him from behind.

“Yeah baby, fuck me!”  Lance screamed, holding himself up against the shower stall wall as Hank thrust hard, fast and deep into his ass.

“Ooooh!”  Hank growled, speeding up his thrusting into Lance’s ass as their sexual activity made loud thumping noises against the shower wall.

“I—I—I’m coming!”  Lance screamed, closing his eyes as he threw his head back as Hank bit down on his neck as he thrust a final time into him.

“Damn baby, that was so hot,” Lance spoke, breathing heavy as Hank pulled away from him and then turned him around.

“Yeah it was, now let me help clean you up,” Hank said as Lance leaned against the shower stall wall, allowing Hank to wash him.

“Rubbing me there is only going to get me started again,” Lance said as he caressed the top of Hank’s head.

“Do you ever get enough?  We’ve had sex all afternoon and evening.  I need a rest,” Hank stated as Lance draped his leg over his shoulder, trying to slide his dick into his mouth.

“Come on, just one more time,” Lance begged as Hank kissed the tip of his dick and then moved back into a standing position.  “Please baby… I want to make sure I don’t forget how good your cock feels in my ass before we have to get back on the road.”

“You’re not going to forget about my cock baby,” Hank said as Lance shook his head.

“I will forget,” Lance said, looking down with a pout on his face.  “We have to get back on the road tomorrow.  I don’t want to head to the next venue, that means we won’t have much time…”

“No baby, you’re not going to forget this,” Hank said as he grabbed his dick for emphasis.  “I’m sure you can wait until tomorrow night after we’ve made it to the next hotel.”

“No baby, we’ll be trapped on that boring ass bus for only God knows how long and we won’t get to do anything,” Lance stated as he stepped out of the shower with a sad look on his face.  “You know how Justin’s been acting, so that means we can’t fool around on the bus.”

“I’m sure JT would probably teleport us to the next stop, so we can have all the sex we want when we get there,” Hank stated, grabbing a towel to dry himself as Lance did the same.

“But Hank…” Lance whine as Hank leaned in and kissed his lips quickly to shut him up.

“Let’s go have a rest and then we’ll talk about this more,” Hank said as he walked out of the bathroom and then stopped when he saw Joshua standing in the main part of the room.  “Joshua, is there something wrong?”

“Why yes there is, it’s you,” Joshua said as he smiled evilly and then moved over to Hank quickly as he waved his hand as Hank flew into the wall.

“No!”  Hank screamed, getting up off the floor quickly.

“Hank, what’s going on?”  Lance asked, walking out of the bathroom and looking around.

“Why are you here?  How did you get here?  I know you’re not Joshua.  I can see through your disguise Marek.  Leave us alone!”  Hank yelled as Joshua’s image fizzled, reveling Marek’s true form.

“So, it seems you have a touch of psychic powers too, since you were able to see my true form.  I guess you’re going to make the Psychic Warrior very proud,” Joshua spoke as he telekinetically lifted Hank up and then threw him against the wall again.

“No!  Leave him alone!  Stop it!”  Lance screamed as Joshua approached him.

“I think I’ll do to you, what I did to Justin and Joshua!  I hope you have a nice tight ass, just like those two had,” Joshua said as he grabbed Lance by the arm, holding him tight as the two of them vanished.

Miles Away – Marek’s Complex

Lance’s POV

“Where is Joshua?  What’s going on here?”  I asked, looking around the area we appeared in.

“Joshua isn’t here right now; may I take a message?”  The guy posing as Joshua asked with a creepy smile on his face as he stepped closer to me.

“What are you going to do with me?”  I asked, stepping backwards from the guy as he stepped closer to me and then touched my forehead as I saw lots of things… things that he had done to different people.

“I’m going to do to you, the same thing I did to your precious friend Joshua,” he replied, pushing me backwards as it felt like an electric shock had went through my body as I wasn’t able to do anything, my body violently shaking.

Flashback

“No, someone please help me!”  Joshua screamed, looking around the room.

“Well it looks like you’ve been left with me Joshua.  Those guys don’t want you anymore,” Marek spoke, smiling evilly.  “If the Psychic Warrior wanted you, he would’ve been here already.  I guess I’ll have some fun with you instead.  Since I can’t fuck him, I’ll fuck you!”

“No!”  Joshua screamed as Marek handcuffed him to the bed and then ripped his clothes off of his body.  “Stop it!  Don’t touch me you freak!  Leave me alone!  I don’t go that way!”

“Shut the hell up you little bitch!”  Marek screamed.

“Please don’t touch me, don’t do that!  No!”  Joshua screamed as Marek pushed his face down into the bed and then forced his cock into his ass.

“Help… Me!”  Joshua’s muffled screams could be heard as Marek continued holding his face down into the bed while he forcefully fucked him.

“Shut up bitch and take it like a man!”  Marek screamed, slapping the back of Joshua’s head as Joshua stopped struggling.

“Okay,” Joshua said as he gave in to what Marek did to him, giving no resistance.

“Good bitch,” Marek said as he thrust faster into Joshua’s ass, signaling that he was getting close to orgasm.

“Oh God,” Joshua said as the tears streamed down his face at the thought of how he was just abused and used.  “I didn’t’ want to lose myself to you; I wanted it to be with someone special.”

“There’s no such thing as someone special,” Marek said as his eyes sparkled an eerie red color.  “Kevin Williams doesn’t want you; he’s mine, he serves only me.”

“He—he was special to me,” Joshua said as Marek slapped the back of his head again.

“Damn boy, you was a good fuck.  I didn’t know white boys like you had nice, tight asses like this.  Keep it in your head boy, that you satisfied a strong black man and put a nice smile on his face today,” Marek said as he slapped Joshua across the face, got up off the bed and then walked over to the door.  “I think I’ll be back a bit later to have some more fun with you again.”

“God no,” Joshua said as Marek smiled and then walked out of the room as Joshua lay on the bed, trembling and bleeding.

End Flashback

“Oh God, no…” I said, opening my eyes to see that Marek was standing over me and he had the same look on his face that I saw in my mind when I saw him hurt Joshua.  Oh God, he’s going to hurt me the way he hurt Joshua.  Why does he look so much taller than everyone?  Now that he’s not in Joshua’s body, he looks like a damn giant.

The Santa Clara Hotel – Joshua and Tyler’s Hotel Room

“Oh God… Joey, JT, are you two all right?”  Michura asked, walking over to both men.

“So, I guess you know that Marek’s back, right?”  Joey asked, rubbing at his head.

“Yeah, I just didn’t know he had the power to go lurking around in the bodies of other people, since he’s supposed to be trapped in Limbo,” JT stated as he got up off the floor.

“Honey, what are you going to do about this?”  Joey asked, walking over to JT.

“I don’t know, but I must locate Marek and stop him before he hurts anymore of you,” JT stated as he waved his hand as a dimensional portal appeared as he stepped through it, vanishing.

Between Here and There – The Limbo Dimension – Castle Limbo

“Someone please help me!”  Lance screamed out, struggling to get free of the bounds on his wrists and ankles.  “Where in the hell am I?”

“You’re partly right.  This is JT’s world.  This is the place that he controls.  This is the dimensional planed called Limbo,” Marek stated as he slapped Lance across the face and then pinched one of his nipples.

“Stop it, what are you doing?  Let me go!”  Lance screamed as Marek slapped his face again and then squeezed his mouth as he leaned in and kissed him.

“Shut the fuck up boy!  I’m going to show you a thing or two.  When I’m done with you, you’ll know your role in life forever!”  Marek stated with a smile.  “What I’ll do to you, Hank will never ever be able to accomplish.”

“No!  Don’t do this!  Please, just let me go!”  Lance screamed as he struggled to get free as Marek laughed.

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“Stop it!”  JT screamed, appearing in the room.  “Let him go Marek!”

“Come now Psychic Warrior, why in the hell would I do something like that?”  Marek asked, leaning in and kissing Lance’s lips again as Lance struggled to get free.

“I mean it Marek, you need to stop it!”  JT screamed as Marek laughed and then shook his head.  “You’re on my turf now.  I control all that’s here.  Let him go and I’ll let you walk away without any damage to your body.”

“You silly fool, you gave me what I really wanted,” Marek said, smiling at JT.

“What is it that you think you have?”  JT asked as he walked slowly towards Marek.

“I have you here, Kevin Williams, Joshua Chandler and Lance Baker,” Marek replied as he laughed.  “I have four men here that I can keep locked up for my own sadistic and sexual pleasures.”

“Oh please,” JT said as he shook his head as Marek waved his hand as Lance disappeared.

“What did you do with Lance?”  JT asked, his eyes glowing, a sign that he was using his psychic powers.  “Where did you send him?”

“I sent him back to where I got him from.  Since you’re here baby, you’ve taken his place.  Now bring that sweet ass over here.  You already know what I want,” Marek said as he smiled and then waved his hand towards JT as his body lifted up off the floor.

“No Marek, I won’t be your fucktoy,” JT stated as energy flared around his body.

Aug 14, 1995 – Waco, TX – The Santa Clara Hotel – Lance and Hank’s Hotel Room

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“Help!  Someone help me!”  Lance screamed, appearing in the room.

“What in the hell is going on in here?”  Barbara asked as she, Wanda and Michura rushed into the room.

“I need help!”  Lance screamed as Barbara passed a towel to Lance so he could cover his body as he smiled weakly and then wrapped it around his waist.

“What’s going on?  Where have you been?”  Wanda asked.

“I—I think I was in some place called Limbo,” Lance replied as Wanda looked at him strangely.  “No time to worry about me, JT’s in trouble!”

“What’s going on with JT?”  Wanda asked, looking at Lance closely.

“Marek has him,” Lance replied as Barbara shook her head.

“We have Lance back, but can we get the others?”  Michura asked, sighing.  “We’re going to get our asses handed to us on a silver platter.”

“How can we defeat someone that has the same powers as JT?”  Barbara asked, looking over at Wanda.  “We need to come up with a plan to stop him.”

“Tell you what, I’ll use my powers to get him all wet and then you can freeze him,” Michura stated as Barbara cut her eyes at her and then sighed.  “Well it was a start.”

“Yeah right,” Barbara stated with a frown.  “Like JT, Marek is immune to our powers.  The only one of us that has had some effect on him is Tyler.”

“Yeah, but Tyler isn’t here right now,” Michura stated as she shook her head.  “Our numbers are diminished here.  So far, we’re the only ones accounted for around here.  What did Marek do with Tyler before he left?”

“If you guys can’t kick the guy’s ass then maybe you need to call in reinforcements or something!”  Lance snapped as Wanda looked at him strangely.

“Maybe he’s right,” Wanda stated as she looked down.  “Maybe we need to get A’Mora and the others here.”

“Send out a distress signal for the others,” Barbara stated with a frown.

“I hope someone answers,” Michura said with a frown.

To Be Continued…