Author's Note: This story and the rest of the series takes place a few days after Defining Line written by Mystic Vixen. She's allowed us to use her character Theressa in a series of stories. This is the first chapter of the first story of many to come. So, Please Review and let us know what you think. Please enjoy.
Theressa lay in next to the man with the metal wings, unable to sleep when a buzzer began to go off. She rolled over and looked at the alarm clock that read three o'clock. It was three in the morning and a buzzer that she didn't recognize was going off. She knew she had heard that buzzer before but couldn't place it for a moment until she suddenly remembered. Jumping from bed, she managed to tumble over a pile of dirty clothes that she was suppose to have taken to be washed but the activies of the day had gotten in the way.
"Did you set the alarm wrong, darling?" Came Warren's sleepy voice as he rolled over onto his stomach to try and return to sleep but as long as the buzzer was going off, that would not be possible.
"No, Warren." Theressa simply said as she fumbled around in her dresser drawer looking for the sources of the noise, "I'll get it shut off in a second, dear."
Finally finding what she was looking for, she pulled out a cell phone that she had not seen in a year and had honestly forgotten about. As soon as she pulled the phone out and looked at the caller ID, she saw a single name: Static.
"Insight." She said answering the phone with the codename that the man on the other end knew her by.
"Glad you answered this time." Came a voice that she had not heard in a year. It belonged to a friend she had met while she had left the X-men but why was he calling her now? She had told him that she would eventually return and help him with what they had started but why the sudden call?
"This time?" She asked as she looked at Warren who had actually managed to fall back to sleep. Not wanting to wake him again, she slipped out into the night.
"Yea I called you three times before now. Why didn't you answer?"
"Oh I don't know, might have something to do with the fact that it is three in the morning." Theressa said floating above the mansion and yet she still found herself whispering. Perhaps it was out of habit or maybe it was because she was afraid that the finely tuned ears of the Wolverine would be able to hear her. "What's going on Adam?"
"Always cutting to the chase, aren't ya, T?"
"Only cause you caught me on a night when I would rather be in bed, trying to sleep."
"All right." Static said getting to the point, "We need you for a mission, of which the details will be told to you upon your return."
Theressa thought about what Static said but there was something else. She would have to figure a way to be able to leave without anyone suspecting. It may prove to be slightly challenging but it wouldn't be impossible. Nothing was impossible for the daughter of Wolverine.
"You know I wouldn't have called if we didn't need you."
"I know." Theressa replied, "I'll be there as soon as I can. It may take me a bit to be able to leave with out being followed but I will be there."
"T, I'm sorry but we need you to leave now. Its too important to wait."
Theressa thought about Adam's words and knew she didn't want to leave Warren but what choice did she have? Her teammates needed her and what kind of teammate would she be if she turned them down? Taking a deep breath and exhaling into the phone, she said, "Fine. I'll leave with in the hour."
"Good. Keep me posted on your position." Adam said and just as he was about to hang up the phone something else came to mind, "Oh and Insight, be careful."
"Always am Static, always am." Theressa said as she hung up with Adam and flew back into her bed room, where Angel was a sleep.
"Someone from the secret team?" Came Angel's voice, startling Theressa seeing as how she thought her husband was asleep.
"More or less." Theressa said as she opened up her dresser drawer and pulled out a suit she had made for herself for this team, should they have called upon her again. "They need my help."
"How long will you be gone?" Angel asked as Theressa felt his arms wrap around her waist and his chin resting on her shoulder. She could still smell his favorite colone on his skin from the day before, most people wouldn't be able to stand stail colon but for whatever reason, Theressa loved the smell.
"I don't know." Theressa simply said as she turned around in her husband's arms. "Didn't say but they are friends of mine and they are in trouble and I'm the only one who can get them out."
"Then I suppose I'll see you when you get back." Angel said as he kissed her gently on the forehead and allowed his wife to go change into the uniform she had been holding. After changing Theressa gave Angel a kiss goodbye with a promise that she would come back. Then she realized that the easy part was over. Grabbing her keys to her bike and donning her leather jacket, she made her way quietly to the garage and was hoping no one had heard her leave her room but of course nothing was ever that easy.
"Everything all right, Kid?" Came a voice that Theressa really didn't want to hear. She loved her father but this was one thing that she didn't think he would understand why she was doing it and so she had no other choice but to lie to him.
"I'm not sure." Theressa said choosing her words carefully as she turned around and saw Logan standing in the doorway to the garage. She didn't want to lie to him and she knew he could tell if she was lying or not but she didn't have time for this. Static called for a reason and she was not going to let him down. "I got a call from Andi, saying I needed to come down fast."
"Well I'll go with you. Shouldn't have to travel that far alone." Wolverine said knowing something wasn't right about this conversation. He could smell it. She wasn't telling him the complete truth.
"Thanks for the offer dad but I think Andi wanted me to come alone."
"T, its not trouble I……"
"Logan," Theressa said calling her father by his name, which was something she hadn't done in a long time. "Let me handle this, please."
Silence filled the room for a few moments but was interrupted by the opening of the garage door and with one glance back at her father, Theressa mounted her Norton motorcycle and left the mansion once more.