Karaoke bar time for the X-Men! Disclaimer? Nah, you people know that crud already.


"C'mon. I'm already going with the boys and Wanda, and Rouge already agreed to come along. Even Tabby will be there. You have to go with us, Kitty!" said Laura. Kitty looked at her doubtfully. "Oh, like, come on, Laura. A karaoke bar? Like, seriously?" asked the ghost girl, tightening the front of her costume. She adjusted her angel wings and halo and applied another layer of candy-pink lipgloss. Laura pulled her up and hauled her off, ignoring her protests, but, as they stepped out the door, they were accosted by a WWI soldier and a Red Cross nurse. They were followed by the rest of the X-Men, excluding the adults. "Where are you headed?" asked the soldier, poking them with his plastic gun. "Nowhere, Scottie." said the tiny Wolverine clone, pushing the gun away and dragging Kitty onward. "Well, we've got nothing to do, so we'll follow you to nowhere." said Scott. Laura sighed.

When they finally pulled up to the dim karaoke bar, Scott nearly freaked. "You brought us to a karaoke bar?!?!" he yelled, grabbing the front of Lance's devil costume. "Relax, Shades!" said a vampire with half black, half white hair. The other, his duplicate, bared her teeth. "Leave him alone. C'mon, Rouge." Wanda pulled the white-striped witch into the bar, the others following, and pulled her and Laura onto the stage. Laura straightened her schoolgirl skirt and tossed her braid over her shoulder, taking the time to make it look jerky and undead. The others watched disapprovingly. Laura put her mouth to the microphone.

I'm gonna cast a spell on you

You're gonna do what I want you to

Mix it up here in my little bowl

Say a few words and you lose control

The Brotherhood was obviously enjoying themselves, but Fred was holding back Pietro, who was trying to look up Laura's skirt while holding back Todd, who was trying to look up Wanda's dress. The X-Men, however, were uneasy for the most part, especially the veterans and the former homeschoolers.

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(I'm gonna put a spell on you)

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(Put a spell on you)

Laura whipped a wand out of nowhere and waved it, pressing the button to activate the fog machine.

You'll feel the fog as I cloud your mind

You get dizzy when I make the sign

You'll wake up in the dead of night

Missing me when I'm out of sight

She drew a sign around Pietro and he feigned being woozy, placing a hand to his head. The fog closed around her on the next line, but was suddenly gone as the stage lit up from behind the singers.

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(I'm gonna put a spell on you)

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(Put a spell on you)

Rouge kicked forward a cauldron, and Laura took a staff made to hold the mic and began to stir while singing.

With this little cobweb potion

You'll fall into dark devotion

If you ever lose affection

I can change your whole direction

She kicked over the cauldron and a misty green light poured out along with more fog. It poured over the stage and onto the crowd, who screamed with delight. Warren ran a hand uncomfortably through his long silver wig. "Having a wing folded up like this hurts... We should go home after this."

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(I'm gonna put a spell on you)

I'm a Hex Girl

And I'm gonna put a spell on you

(Put a spell on you)

Pietro laughed as Laura flung a handful of black glitter at the mutant crowd. The other two stepped forward and struck a pose as they sang the last line.

We're gonna put a spell on all of you

The girls stepped offstage. They were whispering together, and they laughed as they headed off in their separate cars. When the X-Men got home the door was locked, and they stared at each other. Scott gulped and rang the doorbell. The adults were all standing there as Hank opened the door. They glared at the kids. "What do you have to say for yourselves?" asked Ororo.

"Trick or treat?" asked Scott sheepishly.