"Run!" Limbo Kurt shouted, leaping in front of the children. Belasco sketched a hex sign in the air, which flew at Limbo Kurt and struck him in the chest. It dug into his chest and burned him badly, making him howl like an animal as he fell to his knees.

The others tried to help him, but Belasco cast a nether wall that surrounded him and Limbo Kurt, stopping everyone else from getting in to help Limbo Kurt.

"You should have crawled to me when I gave you the chance!" Belasco shouted. "Now you're done!" he held out his hand and clenched it into a fist, making the hex more intense, making him bleed from the corners of his eyes and his ears. Limbo Kurt was thrown to his hands and knees, his body trembling from the pain of his master's fury.

"Beg me to forgive you!" Belasco shouted. "Beg me for forgiveness and perhaps I'll kill you quickly and then bring you back again!" Limbo Kurt clenched his teeth together, blood spurting from between his teeth.

"No." he whispered, his body quivering as he struggled to his feet.

"What did you just say to me?"

"I...said...NO!" Limbo Kurt ran at Belasco, catching him off guard and knocking him to the ground. He ignored the fire that ripped deeper into his chest from the hex as he grabbed his master by the throat and tightened his grip.

"I am not your slave!" he screamed, banging his head on the ground over and over again. "You should have let me die the first time me and my team came to Limbo! That was your mistake keeping my alive for so long you son of a bitch!" He was thrown off with a blast of fire and he smashed through the nether wall and into Scott's waiting arms.

Cradling him in his arms, Scott ran inside to get him medical attention while the others started their assault on Belasco, who soon went back down to Limbo in utter humiliation.

***
"Are you all right?"

Kitty was looking so beautiful tonight. Limbo Kurt smiled, sitting up slowly and resting his hands on her waist, sliding her down onto his lap.

"I'm all right, mein liebe." He assured her. "Why?"

"Because you're bleeding from your chest."

He looked down, and he screamed as the hex burned more intensely.

***
Opening his eyes, Limbo Kurt found Hank gently holding his arms down.

"Kurt, you're really messed up I'm afraid." He said, smiling faintly at him. Limbo Kurt tried to laugh, but his chest tightened and he winced and relaxed back down.

"How bad?" he asked softly.

"You may not last." He said sadly.

"That's why she..."

"She who?" Hank asked.

"Nothing." Limbo Kurt said quickly. "I'm just a little hungry. Can you get me something?" he asked. Nodding, Hank left the room.

Sighing, Limbo Kurt closed his eyes, his tail thumping the side of his bed lightly.

"When do you want to come over?"

Looking over to his right, Limbo Kurt saw his Ororo sitting in a chair beside his bed, dressed in the garb she was wearing when Illyana slew her in the name of Belasco. She smiled, leaning over and fixing a stray strand of hair on his face.

"We were wondering when you would show up to meet us." She said.

"Waiting?" Ororo nodded, tilting her head to one side. "The others have been waiting for you, me, and Kitty ever since..."

"Ever since they died?"

She nodded.

"But where have they been waiting?" he asked, slowly sitting up to look at her better.

"We've been waiting between life and the final destination, bub. Where the hell have ya been?" Looking over his shoulder, Limbo Kurt laughed aloud when he saw his Logan standing behind him.

"Logan!" he cried, holding out a hand. Logan took his hand, gently squeezing it in reassurance.

"How ya been, Elf?" he asked.

"I missed you so much." Limbo Kurt said softly, blinking back tears.

"Aw, don't get all teary eyed on me, Elf!" Logan laughed.

Soon, Kurt found himself with all of his old teammates around him, laughing and talking to them, unable to hold back the tears that fell down his cheeks.

"Are you ready to go yet?" Kitty asked, placing her hand on his knee lightly.

"Oh Gott, yes." Kurt whispered. "I'm ready."

"We have to give you one warning though." Piotr said, stroking his beard pensively. "It will hurt. A lot."

"I don't care." Limbo Kurt said. "I'm ready now."

That's when the hex sign on his chest performed its final stage.

***
Hank was putting the finishing touches on the giant sandwich he was making when he heard Limbo Kurt scream. He and everyone else ran into the room as fast as they could, but when they got there they found Limbo Kurt lying half way off of the bed, his arms sprawled at awkward angles.

Limbo Kurt was never happier in all of his life.