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Good Things: Part 3
Narrator: The explosion could be seen from miles around. Luckily
for us, our heroes were nowhere near that dreadful place.
Britt: What happened?
Erik: Is this ... Heaven?
Rich: If this were Heaven, I wouldn't be here with you.
Erik: Ooooo, good point. You're going to that other place.
Rich: Yeah, keep pushing it.
Britt: I doubt Heaven would be a high-tech laboratory either.
Narrator: And Britt was right. The six looked around and saw they
were in a dark, shadow-filled laboratory. Monitors showing
various places on Earth hung on various walls and there
was a constant hum of electronics.
Gary: Leon, are you alright? (Gary crouched down to where
the injured robot lay...)
Leon: I ... think so. Just need some repairs.
Erik: Geez, Odin really did a number on you, didn't he?
Leon: *cough* yeah.
Britt: Guys ... where's Ben?
six look around, but sure enough, the flame headed robot
was nowhere to be seen.)
Gary: Ben. No ... it can't be...
???: I tried to save him. I really did. None of this
was supposed to happen.
six whirl to see a figure standing in the shadows.
Britt: Who are you!?
Erik: (In a windy voice) If ye be foe, then...
???: Calm down. I'm actually on old friend. My name's
Nth. And I rescued you all from the battle.
a loud moaning sound coming from the walls around the
Rich: What's a Nth?
Gary: Wait, I remember you. You made Ben into that Kitsune
"Pyro Da Fox"!
Nth: Yes, I did.
Gary: You're like ... his supernatural stalker!
Nth: Well, now, that's not very nice...
Gary: Why didn't you rescue Ben!? And why're you so obsessed
Nth: Why am I so obsessed with him? He's one of my closest
Nth: You don't recognize me? I know I've changed, but
steps from the shadows.)
Nth: I would have figured you'd have recognized my voice.
Have I really changed that much?
Erik: *GAK!* It's ... Gary!?
Britt: There's two of you!?
Gary: There is NOT two of me!
walls around the team groan louder. In their shock,
they do not notice.)
Nth: *chuckles* It's been a lot of fun, hasn't it? It's too
bad that I didn't see all this coming. Which is really
... really strange ...
Gary: I don't understand.
Nth: I've been trying to keep things together. Trying to
keep us all together. The whole fox idea was Ben's ...
but why he always wants to be a fox and 10 years old,
I really couldn't say. I think I asked him, but ...
I'm very old and very tired ...
moaning grows louder and the walls begin to rust. )
Leon: Uh ... guys? *cough* Do you hear that?
Nth: I remember us all coming together and -
Gary: You're responsible for the whole "two Bens"
mess aren't you!?
Nth: And I'm also responsible for him being Heatman in the
first place! It was all his idea. Gauntlet was thoroughly
against it, but he's against everything. Sometimes you
gotta have a little fun!!
Gary: But why make two Bens!?
Nth: You know, I remember him finally taking off his mask
and telling everyone his secrets. They weren't even
that big of a deal. I don't see the point -
machines begin to sizzle and crackle as electric currents
short out and blow important parts of the machines away.)
Nth: Sorry about that, hun. You know ... I remember our
wedding. All of us were there. And Odin was there too.
I don't know why I don't remember him being evil ...
Maybe it's old age ...
Rich: Hey, senile Iceman! A little focus! Can't you rescue
Nth: I'm sorry, Fushi, but even us Duce Ex Machina have out
limits. He and Neo were tied. As father and son and
as the last survivors of the X-Force timeline, they
drew power from each other. I wish I could have gotten
to Chibi before Red did, but for a time traveler, I
have surprisingly little -
machines explode and steam engulfs the area. The six
cover their eyes.)
Erik: Hey, we got an injured guy here! Can't we discuss this
Nth: But ... don't you want to stay here with me?
explode and the once-gleaming steed becomes corroded
Gary: I'm a nutcase! I grow up into a nutcase!
Leon: We have to get out of ... *cough cough*!
begins to fall, but Erik catches him beforehand.)
Erik: Let's get out of here!
Britt: I think I have the co-ordinates to our base! I - look!
Narrator: before the frightened five's eyes Nth begins to fade
Nth: You don't understand! I don't remember this happening.
It's not supposed to be like this! None of it is! I
... I ...
Erik: He's ... fading away...
Britt: Why would he...?
Nth: I've been to the future and I ... I wasn't in it!
Britt: He's ... gone!
floor above begins breaking through the roof and the
five huddle together.)
Leon: We won't be in it either if we don't do something quick!
Britt: Look out!!
Narrator: The robots look above their heads to see large, rusted,
pieces of steel fall towards their heads! They instinctively
duck down, expecting the worst.
Narrator: And it all fades to black.
???: Hey. HEY!!
???: They're coming to!
opens her eyes and find herself in a small apartment.
The other Sinister Six members are around her.)
Oil: We found you lying unconscious in Monsteropolis dump!
Time: Yeah. If it weren't for us you'd be goners. That place
was an inferno! Oil almost died himself trying to get
you guys out!
Gary: Goners ...
Erik: What about Ben! Tell me you found Ben!
Time: Sorry, Erik. There wasn't a trace of him.
six turn pale.)
(Gary runs outside to the balcony. Britt follows him.)
Britt: Gary? Icey-kins?
Gary: Ben. I just ... can't believe it. He's survived
the X-Force ... insanity with Red ... and army of
Neos ... and now he's gone!
Britt: Hush, Gary. (Britt hugs Gay) It'll be alright. He'll
pushes Britt away!)
Gary: NO! Don't you see? First Super Chaos ... then it's
Ben and Neo ... and even Scorpion and Odin! And then
Nth turns out to be a future me and ... I die too!
Britt: But ... he wasn't you, Gary.
Gary: Yes he was! He was! He -
pulls Ice close to herself.)
Britt: He's not you. Nothing will happen to you as long as I'm
Narrator: The rest of the day was spent catching up. The remaining
five remain been unconscious for three days. The 'Maniacs,
Megaman, Dr. Light and the rest of the world's heroes
were far away dealing with some crisis in Asia. It was
the next day before the team decided on their course
Gary: Alright guys ... the way I see it, we're the Sinister
Six! And we need our sixth member back!
Erik: Yeah, but ...
Gary: You forget... there's two of him!
Leon: That's right! We can go get Heatman!
Gary: And he'll take Ben's spot as Fireman.
Britt: Do you really think he'd do it?
Gary: Of course! We're best friends after all! And you
know ... this might be why Nth made two Bens in the
Oil: So, you're all going to get this other Ben, huh?
Gary: That's right ... and you're coming along for the
Oil: You mean it!?
Gary: Sure do! It's obvious we have some pretty big guns
aiming at us, so we need all the cannon fodder we can
Time: YAY! Hey, wait ... did you say cannon fodder?!
Gary: Sinister Six ... REUNITE!
Narrator: The robot throw their fists into the air and there's
a large burst of light as their teleporters activate
all at once. Their destination ... Skull Castle!
Erik: It's pretty bold to just head right into Skull Castle.
Gary: Heh ... that's why we'll just signal them from here,
right on the boarder of Wily's sensors! We can contact
the 'Warriors in secret!
Erik: Heh heh heh ... pretty tricky, Ice.
Gary: That's why I'm the prankster king!
Rich: Uh, guys ... I can't find the secret line. I think
Leon: Do you think Wily found out we could contact the Warriors?
Rich: Uh ... is that smoke in the distance?
Gary: ... Oh no.
Narrator: The team rushes to where Skull Castle used to be. In
it's place is a ruined fortress. Fires are still burning
and bits of machinery are strewn around the area.)
Erik: The place is demolished.
Time: What could have done this? Didn't Wily have an entire
army? Not only the 'Warriors, but the Evil Eight! And
his Rescue Force! And -
Bass: Come to gloat, have you?
Narrator: Bass, in a sorry state, is missing most of his body.
Fluids are leaking everywhere and it's obvious he's
barely clinging to consciousness.)
Bass: If you bastards came here to gloat. *koff koff* You
won't find much of an audience ...
eyes lose their glow as he deactivates from the excessive
Erik: Bass ... who could have done this?
Gary: I ... I have no idea! None at all!