‘You sure you want to do this on your own Magneta?’ Siryn asked me.
We were standing outside the door to my next opponent. It was the master room of Howlett Mansion. I gave Siryn a little smile.
‘Don’t be silly Siryn. I need you to help me in this. I know the last Skrull said it was a test meant to be for me but even I can't do with your help Siryn.’
She returned the smile.
‘Well, let’s not keep him waiting any longer then Magneta.’
I nodded...and flung the door open. A surprised yelp on the other side was my reward.
Siryn and I charged in, protected by my magnetic force field. I soon released it on “Magneto” and he went toppling.
‘Now Siryn! Now!’ I yelled.
Siryn let out a sonic scream. With our attacks, “Magneto” didn’t have any time to catch his breath or ready his own move. It was all too soon that Siryn’s scream had stunned him and I was able to magnetically keep “Magneto” to the ground with my own powers.
I stood over him, keeping “Magneto” under my magnetic powers.
‘That was a very stupid thing that; letting your boss to get you to shape-shift into my cousin’ I growled at him, ‘we know each other too well. Now, tell me who your boss is. Your predecessor is dead and the one before him is tied up and knocked out so you can’t call for help. You will answer my questions or you just might end up like your buddy before you.’
“Magneto” probably would’ve spoken next if laughter hadn’t sounded. I knew that laughter and I felt a slight fear in the pit of my stomach...which was smothered quickly because I was so mad.
‘That was impressive Magneta. Well done’ said Vulcan’s voice.
Siryn and I looked around to see where it was coming from but we couldn’t.
‘I notice that you’re probably wondering where I am Magneta’ Vulcan went on, ‘well, I’m not on Earth at the moment if that’s what you’re thinking.’
I was able to find out where the voice was coming from and I told Siryn; the mirror on the left side of mine and Erik’s bed.
‘Well done again Magneta.’
Siryn handed it over to me. It was a hidden camera. Why I hadn’t noticed it before was beyond me.
‘Listen Vulcan’ I said angrily, ‘if you’ve harmed one hair on Guinevere’s head-’
‘Relax; she’s fine. Asleep at the moment. I got her in Asgard.’
I hoped Loki was alright.
‘I managed to sneak into Howlett Mansion on my way to Asgard’ he explained, ‘I’m surprised you didn’t pick up my trail-’
That was it. I crushed the mirror with my magnetic powers.
‘What now Magneta’ Siryn asked me, well aware that I wasn’t in a good mood right now.
‘We’ll see about our other “guest”. Right now, we need to find the real Magneto, Banshee and Wolverine.’
That was easy. The moment I sent out my magnetic pulse as a signal to Erik, he had immediately responded with a magnetic pulse of his own. They were down in the hidden ballroom. It was hard to tell out of Erik, Sean and father who I was more pleased to see. Probably everyone.
‘At least you lot weren’t harmed’ I said, after I had hugged the three of them, ‘so what happened to you guys?’
Erik told me about being surprised by “Banshee” and Sean told me about Erik’s Skrull catching him off guard. Father told me about his own one too. I shook my head after we had swapped stories.
‘And here I thought Vulcan said he was going to be a good boy from now on. I should’ve known that it was too good to last.’
‘Pity he’s out of my reach’ father growled.
‘I’m sure Guinevere and Loki can handle Vulcan once they catch him. They’ll never let him wonder loose around wherever he actually is...which obviously isn’t here’ I reassured him.
By now we had made our way out the ballroom and into the hall. It was now getting on to afternoon so, thanks to Vulcan, I hadn’t had my dinner yet. Neither had the others for that matter. However we still had to take care of our uninvited guests that were lying in various rooms.
‘Mother; there’s something you should see’ said Theresa as we made our way upstairs.
We hurried up them to the room where “Banshee” was. Or at least he was supposed to be since he was no longer there.
‘Ok, where did he go?’ I asked.
To be continued