A/N: Since some of you asked for another chapter to end things I wrote this
for you and am hoping you will like it. Sorry this final chapter took so
long to post. A final thanks to LIZ, who has been my partner on this story,
and first had the idea for it, and for Jake and a lot of other things in
it. This story would not have happened without her, and she deserves much
of the credit for it. For anyone interested, next I'll do the sequel to
"Conners Visit" and keep updating "A Chance to talk" for those of you
reading it. I just got an idea for another chapter of it. Thanks for all
the reviews and support of this story, and my writing. It is appreciated
and does keep me writing.
Once back at Sanctuary everyone relaxed. "I think we should celebrate
tonight," suggested Shalimar.
Emma looked over at Adam. "We should also invite your friend Marcus, since
he was the one who found the antidote for me."
"I'm sure he'd like that. What sort of celebration are we talking?"
Brennan answered. "Well, we could all have dinner, then hit the clubs."
"Marcus and I will join you for dinner. Afterwards we'll catch up while you
guys enjoy the club. I'll go call him now," Adam told them before turning
to the communications equipment.
Dinner was enjoyable for everyone. Marcus especially was happy to meet Emma
and the other members of the team. They all quickly saw why Adam was
friends with him. He was intelligent, but also street wise, a fact that won
him Brennan's respect. After dinner the young couples headed to the nearby
club while Adam and Marcus went to a higher end private club where they
could talk about different things and catch up on each others work and
After several dances, fast and slow, the four friends found a table and the
boys got drinks for them. Once the drinks where finished Emma turned to
Brennan, "Dance with me?"
"Anytime," Brennan teased and led her to the dance floor.
"Let's dance," Jesse suggested to Shalimar.
With a smile she took his outstretched hand.
As the slow song played Emma looked up into Brennan's face. "I don't need
my powers to see that you and Shalimar are together. You're happy?"
"Very. You and Jesse?"
"Very," Emma echoed with a happy grin.
"I'm glad. And I'm glad you do have your powers, even if you don't need
them at the moment."
"That makes two of us," she assured him. Sensing what Brennan would say
next Emma spoke before he could. "Don't say it, Brennan. What Jake did to
me was not your fault. Let it go and enjoy the night. We're celebrating,"
she reminded him.
Brennan pulled her into a close hug for a moment then returned to dancing.
Not far away Jesse looked down at Shalimar. "So are you happy with
"Are you happy with Emma?"
"Yes!" They answered together.
"After the luck we've had with love I think we both deserve it," noted
"No argument here," answered Shalimar.
Minutes later the song ended and Shalimar went to Brennan's arms as Emma
returned to Jesse.
Far away from the club Jake's night was not so pleasant. He turned to face
the door to his cell as it opened. Eckart and two agents entered. "The
stasis pods were designed for new mutants, not "regular" humans. We really
aren't sure how an average person would react to one. I think it's time we
Jake tried to back away from the two large agents, but they were soon half
carrying, half dragging him out the door. An hour later he was fully under
the effects of the stasis pods. His mind was a jumble of memories and pain.
Mages of what he'd done to Brennan and his mother. The pain Emma had felt
in losing and regaining her powers. In the deepest parts of his mind and
what was left of his soul Jake screamed and screamed and kept screaming
A/N: A final thanks to Liz, and to everyone who reviewed. And yet another
apology for taking so long to post this.
Blackpanther: Thanks. I'll try to post the beginning on my new story next
week. Plus, an update on "a Chance to Talk"
Gold: Thanks for letting me know about the formatting problem!!! I owe ya.
The Blonde One: I'll try to come up with a new Emma Jesse story, now this
one is finished. Thanks for the compliment!!!
Alana Xavier: Since you requested it. . . . (grin) hope you liked the
extra chapter and weren't disappointed. So what do you think of my final
solution for Jake. He's going to suffer for a VERY long time.
Delenn2210: Thanks. Hope you liked the epilogue. Thanks for the input!!!
Lornein: THANK YOU! Sorry to have made you wait so long for this chapter.
Fiery Feral: Thanks for all the reviews!
Petite Cat: And now Jake got still more. . . . I'm pleased you liked how
the B/S parts worked out! They make such a perfect couple.
Telempath: Yeah, Emma has a lot of neat tricks. I'm sorry we lost her!
Goldstranger: I'm pleased to here the way Jake got sent back to Eckart
worked out. I just couldn't justify not letting everyone have a little fun.
Victoria: HI!! Good to hear from you. Hope you got my e mail. Thanks for
the review. Hope you liked the happy ending I added for you (and the
Brennan Mulwray: Since you asked so nicely . . . I hope this final chapter
is what you had in mind. So what did you think of Eckarts punishment? I'm
glad you liked the idea with Emma.
Magnum Angel: Thank you!!! I'm glad you liked Emma ability and Shal's turn
to play. The cat-mouse just seemed to fit her. I just couldn't imagine Emma
not wanting to know how Jake had managed to poison her.