Disclaimer: This chapter was based on info I got on the official MX website. I got the story synopsis from the official MX site, but had to make up all the conversation, cause I can't remember. So it gave me the perfect opportunity to say it in my own words. The Episodes involved are Lest He Becomes Her, and Into the Moonless Night. I do not own Mutant X, or Wolf Lake.
A/N: This is the last chapter of the story, I pray it goes off the way I want it too. Mutant X is a great show, but it left me wanting to know more after the above named episodes. This chapter is dedicated to Emma, this is the way she should have been allowed to leave. And just a note, I didn't write Lexa as the bad guy either. Karen Cliché is just another actress trying to make a living, can't fault her for it.
So, with that said, here is my final chapter ....
One week later ......
Adam and Emma had been up all night, going over the details. "Emma, are you sure you want to do this? Cause once this is done, you can't undo it."
"I know, but you are doing the same thing, for the same reason. And you are sure you have no other choice."
"Point taken. OK, let's finish this one thing and it will be done."
"OK, Adam we are doing the right thing."
"Yeah, by the way, did you get a chance with Shalimar last night?"
"Yeah, she won't remember, don't worry."
"OK, Brennan you and Jesse have the suitcase. Now play it cool, we need to know what they want with these old medical records. Now remember they know they are supposed to meet Haines." Adam says over the com ring.
Brennan and Jesse meet with two mysterious men, Rucker and Silva, who are after highly confidential medical records.
"You are you two, your not Haines?"
"He sent us instead. You want the info or not?" said Brennan.
Feeling set-up, Rucker lashes out at Brennan. Although his fist misses, Brennan goes flying across the room as if it was a direct hit. Silva then throws a ball of energy at Jesse, who masses out, but falls to the ground in pain when the energy hits him. Shalimar and Emma , who have been watching on a monitor, rush in, but Rucker stops them with a telekinetic slap and he and Silva escape.
Back at Sanctuary ....
The team tells Adam about the two powerful mutants they encountered.
"They were super strong Adam, I felt that blast even though I was massed." explained Jesse.
"Yeah, and I felt it, even though he hadn't touched me." said Brennan.
Watching the footage from Brennan's flex cam, Adam realizes someone wants the records to crack the primal genetic code. A terrified Haines suddenly calls Adam and insists he's going to the police for help, "Haines calm down, they can't find you."
"OK, I will send someone to your location to protect you."
Having tracked Haines' location, Adam sends Brennan and Shalimar to get him, but Silva and Rucker had found him first. Brennan and Shalimar reach Haines' car moments later only to find him dead.
As Brennan relays the news to Adam, Shalimar spots a nearby security camera and informs Jesse, "Hey Jesse there's a camera across the street, see if you can get anything from it."
"Sure, hey got a license plate, running the numbers through the DMV now. The car is registered to ...... Naxcon Corp. Isn't that Shalimar's father's company?"
"Yes it is," says Shal over the com ring.
Adam informs the team that whoever killed Haines is looking for a list of specific people whose genetic material is needed to break the genetic code. Believing the source is at Naxcon, he then tells Shalimar, " Need you to go talk to you dad, get us inside so we can get these records before the bad guys do."
Shalimar quickly refuses, painfully telling the team that "I haven't spoken to my father since he put me in a psychiatric institution when I was 12 years old because he thought it would make me normal. I was given drugs and beaten until one night when I fought back with my feral powers and escaped. Since then, I never felt that I had a father until you came along Adam." But then realizing that she must help the team, she calls her father to arrange a meeting.
Later at Naxcon ........
Nicholas Fox greets Shalimar and begins giving her a tour of the facility. Meanwhile, Adam tells Emma he's broken into Haines' computer files and is waiting to confirm the names of the people on the list. Adam and Jesse watch Shalimar on a monitor as she and Fox come across a heavily secured elevator. When Shalimar asks her father where it leads to, he simply tells her it's where they conduct sensitive tests. In Fox's office, he tells her that he's been researching Adam Kane and knows he's up to no good, but refuses to elaborate.
After Shalimar leaves, Mason Eckhart enters, "Everything is going as planned, soon you will have your daughter back."
Knowing they'll have to move fast, Adam insists Shalimar and Jesse go back to Naxcon immediately. Emma then enters and tells the group she has the names from Haines' computer. An edgy Adam tells Brennan and Emma to find the people and walks out. Emma follows Adam "Adam there is something you need to know."
"That your name is on the list. Why?"
"Might have something to do with Genomex. I have to make some calls, excuse me."
In the Double Helix, Emma tells Brennan the first person on the list has disappeared. Arriving at a flower shop owned by Elizabeth Burton , the second name on the list, they find Rucker, Silva and two other mutants taking samples of her blood.
One of the mutants, Mal, forcefully attacks Brennan while Emma hits Rucker with a tel empathic star burst that sends him flying. But Silva suddenly launches a wave of pain at Emma and as she collapses, they escape leaving a dead Rucker behind. As Brennan tends to a terrified Burton, Emma tells him that her star burst shouldn't have killed Rucker.
"Brennan, that shouldn't have killed him."
"Hey, something weird is going on. Don't blame yourself, OK?"
"OK, but you know I don't like killing people."
"Yeah, I know Em," as he pulled her closer to him. "Let's get out of here, we still have people to find."
Shalimar and Jesse arrive at Naxcon and use a fake ID badge and a holographic eyeball to access the elevator. Entering a laboratory containing cages of animals and bottles holding unborn fetuses, Jesse finds the main computer and begins downloading the database. Hearing the elevator, Shalimar and Jesse hide just as Eckhart and a mutant enter. Shocked to see that Fox is involved with Eckhart, Jesse and Shalimar escape unnoticed, thanks to Jesse phasing them both through the wall.
Later at Sanctuary ......
Adam tells the team that Eckhart desperately needs the blood samples in order to perfect the process of selective mutation. Knowing that Adam isn't revealing all that he knows, Emma uses a star burst to force him to admit everything. "Eckhart is using the research I gathered years ago. It was a plan to make super-mutants. But in my research, all my simulations ended in the mutant dying, cause he would burn himself out. Mason wants the super-mutants to help him take over the world."
Upset that Adam wasn't truthful, Brennan and Shalimar rush to Naxcon to convince Fox that Eckhart is a murderer. As Shalimar confronts Fox, a force field suddenly freezes her and Brennan in place. After receiving a call from Eckhart, Adam, Jesse and Emma rush off to Naxcon, all knowing that Adam is the final link that Eckhart needs to take over the world.
At Naxcon ......
Jesse breaks Brennan and Shalimar free from the force field while Adam distracts Eckhart. As a fight breaks out amongst Mutant X and Eckhart's men, an alarm suddenly sounds and a guilt-stricken Fox informs everyone that he's just opened the steam valves and that the building will soon explode in 3 minutes. Eckhart and his men quickly rush out, but Mutant X is cut off from the main exit. Fox leads them to a corridor and, as they race down the hall, the structure suddenly breaks away from the rest of the building and sinks into the water below. Following the explosion, Jesse searches for the other members of Mutant X in one of the triage tents outside of Naxcon. He soon finds Brennan , who is shaken but unharmed and the two go in search of their teammates. They hear the anguished voice of Shalimar, who is watching her father being loaded into an ambulance. Brennan comforts her while Jesse watches a group of paramedics working on another victim. After a few moments, the paramedics realize it's hopeless and place the victim into a body bag. Brennan, Shalimar and Jesse are horrified to see Emma's com-ring fall from her hand. Through their grief, the group realizes there's been no sign of Adam.
A little off in the distance ......
Three figures stood there watching as the Mutant X team slowly made there way away from the explosion site.
"Will they be OK?"
"Yeah, they will be find, in time."
"I wish I could tell them, that I am OK."
"Emma, you know you can't. It would jeopardize everything we have set up this last week. And you know to get to you, Bryce would hurt them."
"Yeah, I know Adam. This plan will work right?"
"Yes, it will, I made sure of it." said Michael as he walked up behind her, and placed his hand on her. "As soon as we get to wolf Lake, we get your friend Megan to spread the word that you are there. And when Bryce shows up, he will get a fight. And don't worry, Sophia won't tell Jesse." he said looking at Adam, who was starting to look worried up till that point. "Now, Emma, you are sure Shal won't remember Lexa."
"Yeah, I am sure. Why didn't you tell Lexa you were really alive."
"Cause, don't know who I can trust right now. OK, let get out of here."
"Adam what happens when Bryce is no longer a threat? Can I come back?"
"Not to begin with. But as soon as I know for sure you are safe. I can focus on the threat to me. But soon Emma, we both will come back. I promise."
Later, back at Sanctuary .......
After searching the city and finding no trace of Adam, Jesse uses satellites to locate Adam's com link signal. Brennan and Shalimar race to the location of the signal only to find a homeless man wearing Adam's "MX" pin. Suddenly, Eckhart's voice comes across the com link and Brennan and Shalimar turn to find Eckhart and his cohort Silva standing in the shadows with Adam's com link ring.
Eckhart steps forward, revealing his horribly diseased skin and tells them that Adam's technology destroyed his immune system and the synthetic dermal casing that's been protecting his fragile body was breached in the explosion. He insists that the key to saving his own life is contained in Adam's research and demands the files in exchange for Adam's safe return.
Brennan and Shalimar return to Sanctuary where Jesse is frantically trying to access Adam's computer files. To the team's surprise, a beautiful woman suddenly emerges from a prism of light.
When the mysterious woman refuses to say who she is, Jesse tries to grab her, but she suddenly disappears and forcefully pushes him into the computer station. Jesse quickly realizes she is able to control light and is bending it in order to make herself invisible. The woman reappears and emits a bright flash from her hands that blinds the team momentarily.
When they recover, she tells them she's been sent by powerful people to find Adam. She approaches the computer and types in her name, LEXA, as the password, giving Jesse access to Adam's top-secret files. Stunned by Lexa's knowledge of Adam, Brennan and Shalimar follow her into the lab
"OK, so what's up with you? You can't just come barging in, acting like this is your home." says Shalimar.
"Well it used to be my home. I lived here for two years," seeing that they weren't buying it, she held up her left hand, revealing a com ring, but different from there's. Seeing that they knew she wasn't lying, she continued. "I got frustrated by the secrets Adam kept from me, I left ... Now with Adam missing, I been sent back by the people Adam works for, because they're afraid he's betrayed them by making a pact with Eckhart."
Shocked, Brennan and Shalimar insist Adam didn't work for anyone, but a moment later Jesse confirms that Adam's files prove he was trying to help Eckhart. Knowing Eckhart won't simply release Adam to them, Lexa devises a plan to bluff him and still save Adam's life.
"Are you sure this plan will work, Lexa?" asked Brennan.
"No, but if it doesn't, then it will be up to you, sparky, to make sure Eckhart doesn't get this information. Now, let's go."
The team arranges to meet Eckhart and when they arrive at the designated location, they find Eckhart, Silva, a lizard feral and a telekinetic mutant. After Brennan shows them the disk containing Adam's files, Eckhart confesses that he's not holding Adam and that Adam's com link ring was retrieved from a charred body that had washed up on shore.
Brennan is just about to destroy the disk when the telekinetic mutant telepathically rips the disk from his hand and places it in a high-tech box. Brennan hits the mutant with an electrical blast and it drops the box, but the lizard feral grabs it and races off with Shalimar close behind.
Meanwhile, the others go after Eckhart, but Silva stops them with a wave of concentrated pain. Lexa goes after Eckhart, but the telekinetic mutant stops her with an invisible force field. Brennan hits the mutant with another blast, knocking him down. Shalimar catches up to the lizard feral, but he suddenly vanishes into thin air.
Back at Sanctuary .......
Lexa insists they do everything in their power to keep Eckhart from regenerating his body. To stress this, she shows them a metal plate on her neck, which was implanted by Eckhart's people.
Frustrated, Brennan storms out. Meanwhile, at an abandoned power plant, Eckhart's men gather and assemble the equipment needed to build the regeneration chamber based on Adam's research files.
Jesse, however, has already tracked the equipment from Adam's files and is working to find out exactly where it is.
Across town .......
Brennan enters a bar he used to frequent. The bartender remembers him and hands him a drink before heading to the pay phone where he calls Silva to tell him Brennan's there.
At the power plant ......
Just as Eckhart climbs into the regenerative chamber, Silva informs him that Brennan's alone and they're going to pick him up. As the chamber fills with mist, Eckhart begins to scream and the glass suddenly explodes.
Back at the bar .......
An attractive woman sits next to Brennan and says his name. Intrigued, Brennan asks her name, but soon finds that he can't breathe and passes out.
Lexa talks to a mysterious man on the computer screen who tells her she must rescue Brennan, who's been captured by Eckhart's men, and stop Eckhart from regenerating. Having thought her mission was over now that Adam is presumably dead, the man informs her that she is to remain with Mutant X until he tells her otherwise if she wants his help in finding the people she's personally seeking. When Lexa breaks the connection, she realizes Jesse is standing behind her and has heard everything.
"We are not a bad bunch of people to be stuck with." he says grinning slightly.
"Yeah, says you." she says slightly smiling back.
At the power plant .......
Brennan awakens only to find himself strapped down and hooked up to a series of wires. Eckhart, fully regenerated, approaches Brennan and tells him he wants everything that belonged to Adam, including Sanctuary. When Brennan doesn't volunteer any information, Silva zaps him with a beam of concentrated pain, but Brennan resists talking. Determined to break Brennan, Eckhart brings in a wheelchair-bound woman who is a psionic interrogator. As she touches Brennan's face, a holographic image of Brennan screaming appears.
Shalimar arrives at the bar where Brennan was kidnapped and forces the bartender to tell her what he knows.
Back at Sanctuary ...........
Lexa informs Jesse and Shalimar that the phone number the bartender dialed to report on Brennan was an old GSA front company. Noticing the look she got from them. "I used to work for them OK?"
When Jesse traces the call further, he discovers that it was forwarded to the power plant. He pulls up a live aerial image of the building and based on the electrical activity detected, they decide to check it out.
Inside the power plant ..........
The psionic is locked into Brennan's mind, searching for Sanctuary's location.
An image of a mountain range appears, revealing Stormking Mountain and a series of letters and numbers.
Having gotten the information he was seeking, Eckhart leaves Silva to kill Brennan. Before Silva can muster up enough energy, however, Shalimar drops down in front of him and slashes his abdomen with her clawed fingers. She then frees Brennan and he races after the escaping psychic interrogator. He uses all the rage that he had built up trying to fight her and pushes her into the regeneration machine and electrocutes her.
When Lexa and Jesse enter the room, the lizard feral pounces on them. Shalimar catches the lizard, but he manages to gain the upper hand and begins to strangle her. Suddenly, Jesse appears behind the lizard and peels him off Shalimar before massing out and knocking the creature unconscious.
Brennan traps Eckhart on a catwalk, high above the ground, and creates a huge Tesla coil. Though Eckhart tries to convince Brennan he can help Mutant X, Brennan blasts him repeatedly until he is thrown over the railing and falls dead to the ground.
Later at Sanctuary .........
Brennan, Shalimar, Jesse and Lexa hold a somber memorial for Emma and Adam, unaware that they are being watched.
"Adam, I think you were right. They will be OK."
"Yeah, Emma. Mutant X lives."
OK this is the end, hope you enjoyed it. Emma is alive, and free to return. I will write her return in the future. It might be coming up faster than you think,lol, but not too soon, casue have another story in front of it. But I might try to write 2 stories at the same time, who knows. I need to start writing my second story, cause I want it to be even better, than this one. Cause that is what writing is about, getting better. Now as promised my individual thanks yous for my reviewers. Also I am repaying the respect to you all, look for me to review all your stuff, if I haven't already.
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