Disclaimer- I do not own either X-Men Evolution nor G.I. Joe: Sigma 6. Also, credit goes to Red Witch, who was my inspiration for writing this crossover, because if I had never found the Misfits, a crossover between X-Men Evolution and G.I. Joe, the original cartoon, I would never have gotten the plot bunnies running through my head of what if these two were crossed over instead.
If you haven't read her stuff and you like those two fandoms, do check it out. For those who have, I am trying to do something completely new, though there may be a few similarities between them. I am hoping for enough originality of my own. Please do enjoy.
Also, it may help to read 'That's How it Crumbles' and 'First Day of School'. They are a prolog to this in a way, but do not need to be read. I put them separately so those who don't enjoy crossovers can enjoy them too.
Why Logan Went Away
Logan was sitting in the X-mansion minding his own business as always. It was not his day to train Jean and Cyclops in the danger room. Instead, it was Storms. However, he pitied the two kids as Jean and Cyclops would have to deal with a Storm that was worried about her nephew and wasn't fully there in her thoughts. She had just gotten the news from the Professor that day after the two teens had gotten home from school.
After a long call to her nephew, she still wasn't happy. Evan, her dear nephew was not listening to her voice of reason. One thing one had to admit, Storm was defiantly a voice of reason during a storm. But unfortunately, the boy didn't see the bad weather coming. But then, stubbornness was a strong point in Ororo's family, or so it seemed. That ended up being one of the white haired lady's strong points.
Because he wasn't training, Logan was left with very little to do. One would think that he could go and fix up his bike, but there was only so much that one could do with that in a day. It was the same thing with training. So Logan sat back and relaxed, not wanting to really do anything at all.
"Logan, there is a call on the phone for you." The Professor called out to his mind. Logan stretched his muscles in the air, extending and retracting his Adamantium claws as he did so. He then walked over to the phone.
"This is Logan speaking." He growled into the phone.
"Hello Logan. Long time no see." The voice on the other hand rasped through the voice box on the phone.
"Who exactly is this?" Logan growled angrily.
"Down to business, this is First Sergeant Conrad S. Hauser." The voice stated in a calm collected toan.
Logan groaned. "Conrad, how exactly did you get this number and how did you know where I was."
"I got the number from Shield." The sergeant said as if it was no big deal.
"I had to asked." Wolverine let out another groan. "Let me guess, you need my help with some special mission or another."
"You could say that I do need a favor. As does Abernathy Logan." Conrad stated over the phone.
"Yeah, well… why can't the General call me?" Logan snapped.
"Unfortunately… look Abernathy isn't in a position to give orders right now. He doesn't even know we are doing this. Hell, he doesn't know we need to do this." The concern in Conrad's voice was filled with concern.
"Then why is it a favor to Abernathy, Duke!" Logan was getting angry.
"Shh! I am not using my codename for a reason Logan! As I am not using yours. It's best explained in person. I will give you the location."
"Why me Conrad? Explain why it has to be me! Of all people!" Logan was irritated.
"Shield said that for this job you have the best resources, plus my team… for you doing this, we can do a favor in return. Not that we weren't going to do it in the first place, but knowing you, you may need to be bartered with."
"Fine Conrad. I'll go. But that doesn't mean I agree to help you." Logan listened to what he needed to hear and then clicked the phone down with ire. He grabbed his keys.
"Charles, I'll be leaving for awhile. I've got business to attend to. I may be gone a few days, maybe a week." And with that, Logan took off on his bike.
Logan found himself in a quaint town out in the wilderness surrounded by trees. As much as Wolverine liked the ambiance, he was quite sure that Duke had not chosen this place for making the loner happy. It was more for it's remote location. He went in and sat at the diner stool. He was glad to see Duke show up.
"Alright bub, what is it you want with me," Wolverine said as Duke sat down.
"I need to fill you in on a few things." Duke said flatly so that no one could hear. "You wouldn't happen to smell a certain Cobra agent who can hide himself."
"Hmm… nope. I would have warned you as soon as you stepped in if I had smelled any of those lunatics." Wolverine sipped on his beer. "I take it that Cobra is back in action. So much for you Joes settling down and having families."
"You are one to talk yourself." Duke commented back. "Actually, this has to do with some of the family of one of the Joes."
Logan quickly figured it out. "Hawk… but why wouldn't he know."
"For the same reason that Joe is under my command. Cobra… they messed with his DNA Logan. He's still recuperating." Sadness was evident in Duke's tone, even though Logan would probably be one of the few to read it off the man.
"Shit!" Logan crunched the beer bottle, the glass causing his hand to bleed. "Of all the people… that guy stood up for mutants! Why him!"
"Classified, at this point." Duke said.
"You mean need to know, and you feel that it is best that I not know." Logan growled.
"It is bad enough I am telling you what I am Logan." Duke shook his head. "The last thing I need is you going on a suicide mission into Cobra. Of course, that would solve a lot of our problems. But… it isn't advisable. It would take to long."
"Shield said I was the best man for this job." Logan muttered. "But considering that you mentioned Abernathy's family… the General has a kid, doesn't he."
"A kid who managed to hack into Cobra as a Freshman in high school." Duke pointed out. This caused Logan to whistle.
"So, it isn't just revenge on Hawk, is it. It is because the kid has become a thorn in their side and you need to hide him." Logan was getting agitated and wanted to pulverize something.
"Yes." Duke stated. "Cobra's… well, let us just say the first time the school got hit, it was still standing."
"I get the picture. You want me to take him to the institute, right bub." Logan stretched to calm his nerves. He popped out his claws, much to Duke's dismay. "I have to speak to Charles about this. He makes the final decision."
"Yes, well… whether or not he says yes, let him know that the Joe's are going to keep an eye out on those kids of his." Duke put a hand on his cheek. "Because if Cobra does find out about them, they'll want them."
"Charles is very wary of humans." Logan muttered.
"Well, I don't blame him. But if you don't slowly reveal to humans that you can trust, you will end up in a fiasco." Duke stirred the coffee he had ordered.
"May I ask, how is Scarlett and her husband?" Logan asked.
"Divorced… but still head over heals for each other." Duke shook his head. Logan rolled his eyes.
"Well, those two couldn't figure it out in the first place. Look how long it took them to get together." Logan laughed.
"That's true, and part of the reason for the divorce. How soon can you talk to Xavier about Scott?" Duke looked at Logan with seriousness.
"I need to digest what I've found out about Hawk. A week, maybe two. I am not really sure." Logan finished his beer and got up to leave. "I know how to contact you. However, you need to kick back and enjoy yourself for once. Another Scott huh. That would be interesting"
Duke stared after the retreating mutant. "Look who's talking about having fun, Mr. antisocial himself. What the hell does he mean by another Scott?"
Author's notes – There is chapter one. By the way, when Duke called Logan, he was in a remote place, so he didn't use codenames. Only civilians would come across him there.