TOKEN DISCLAIMER: I OWN NOTHING. ONLY MY OCS ARE MY OWN. THERE ARE DEPICTIONS OF RAPE AND EXTREME VIOLENCE IN THIS STORY. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT DON'T READ IT, IT'S RATED M FOR A REASON. THIS IS AU, SET AFTER X2 BUT JEAN IS STILL ALIVE. ALSO, IT WAS CONCEIVED BEFORE WOLVERINE: ORIGINS, SO LOGAN AND VICTOR ARE NOT RELATED. P.S. I PREFER TO THINK OF THIS SABERTOOTH AS LIEV SCHREIBER'S MUCH MORE AWESOME AND SEXY VERSION.

They found her dumped on the side of the road, beaten bloody and unconscious right where Xavier had said they would. Logan couldn't help growl at the scent of multiple males coming off her as he carried her into the Blackbird so they could return to the Mansion.

Storm and Cyclops strapped in up front and started take off, while Logan buckled in still holding the girl carefully, his protective instincts fired up.

"Tell me again why we're not giving her medical attention now?" Logan growled, upset by how much fresh blood he could still smell coming off her. She was small, seemingly fragile against his bulk and he worried about her survival.

Storm answered patiently, "Because we're only minutes away and Hank is prepped and waiting in the lab."

Just then, he suddenly recognized one of the many scents he'd been picking up off this girl. He took another deep breath just to be sure and growled, his claws popping out involuntarily, "Sabertooth!"

"What?" both Scott and Ororo turned around to look at him at his shout, dismayed.

"Fucking Victor Creed did this! I can smell him." Wolverine continued to growl ready to rip that bastard limb from limb, even more so than usual.

"Oh, that poor girl," Storm whispered, shuddering at the thought.

Cyclops just cursed as he set the Blackbird down and let the Professor know they were back and that the pickup had been successful.

After they changed into civilian clothes, all three rescuers came down to the lab as Jean and Dr. McCoy worked on the girl, choosing sit outside in order to hear any news about her immediately. They were all a great deal more worried about her after learning just who had been involved.

Logan lifted his head from where it had been in his hands when Jean walked in, an expectant look on his face. Storm and Scott straightened as well.

Jean's heart was just breaking for this girl, she was little more than a child and to be so brutally raped and beaten . . . She shook her head, trying to focus on the task at hand. "She had multiple broken bones as well as some compound fractures, a dislocated shoulder and hip and many healing lacerations."

Everyone's face in the room whitened and Logan let out a growl at the list of injuries Jean was cataloguing. Jean took a breath before speaking again. "The good news is she is healing quickly. So quickly in fact that we think she's a feral mutant, like you, Logan. The damage is so severe that a normal human wouldn't have survived this . . . several times over." Everyone was shocked by this pronouncement. Xavier had been working on classifying types of mutants: elementals, 'paths, etc., and had discovered that while ferals like Logan, Beast and Sabertooth were not uncommon, females of their kind were extremely rare. "Hank's going to do blood work to confirm."

Logan, Scott and Ororo met each other's eyes, each thinking the same thing. She must have been truly tortured, for her to have looked so bad when they found her if she had accelerated healing.

"I agree with Logan's assumption that Sabertooth was involved in this. The Professor and I both took a look at her memories of the attack and although they are very chaotic and jumbled, he is in there." Logan growled again and suddenly slammed his fist into the wall, making a huge dent. Then he felt a chill go down his spine, Xavier was speaking to him mind to mind.

'I understand you're anger, Logan. We all feel the same way, but save it for the battle to come. Once the girl is settled I want everyone in my office for a briefing.' Xavier spoke the last part to everyone in the room as they all nodded, eager to find Sabertooth and stop him from doing anything like this ever again.