Disclaimer: Own Toby, Mel, Cookie etc. You know how it goes
A/N-Arrrgh! Yet again I have taken ages to write anything. I'm really sorry I've been very busy. Well, I hope you like this one.
"You know what you need?" Pietro said suddenly, looking up from the magazine he was flicking through.
"What?" Toby asked, not taking his eyes off the book in front of him.
"A code name. You don't have one yet and we can't have you doing a Jean Grey and not getting one. Anyone who's too 'mature' for a code name is deserving of a smack across the head."
"Yeah," Todd said, "it's about time you got one. We can't be going, 'Toby, over here!' in battle. That's be stupid."
"Alright," Toby said, turning from his book. "What do you guys suggest?"
"It has to be something to do with your power," Freddy said.
"No shit Fred," Pietro rolled his eyes, "what, you think we're gonna call him 'Frosty?' You've got to be kidding."
"What about Sparky?" Todd asked. "Mel calls him that anyway."
"Nah," Lance shook his head. "That's way too cute for a code name. It's got to be something dignified."
Pietro snorted. "What? And Blob or Toad is?"
"Hey!" Todd objected. "I'll have you know that toads are really dignified."
"In what way?" Pietro asked.
"In what way is a slimy amphibian that lives in a swamp and catches flies, a competitor for the title of dignified?"
"In....lots of ways," Todd retorted. "And anyway, since when is Quicksliver dignified? Answer that! Ha!"
"Because it's my code name, numb nuts."
"Oh, and that instantly makes it cool?"
"I hate you."
"I hate you more."
"No I do!"
"Me times infinity! Ha! Infinity is the highest and you can't pass it!"
"Me times infinity squared!" Pietro snapped. "Ah-ha! Quicksilver the smartest mutant alive triumphs over the swamp boy again!"
"Fuck," Todd folded his arms and scowled.
"There's always something 'like' fire. Firecracker maybe?" Pietro suggested.
"Too long winded," Lance answered.
"You dick!" Pietro snapped, "it's only got one more syllable than your's or mine!"
"What about Flame?" Freddy asked.
"How about 'Lame,' " Pietro snapped.
"Hey!" Todd said, "don't be mad at Fred just because your idea sucked."
"My idea did not suck! It was the best idea!"
"Phoenix," Lance tried the name on his tongue.
"Firestarter," Pietro snickered.
"Pyromaniac!" Lance crowed.
"Guys!" Toby objected.
"We could call him Arizona," Freddy said.
"Why?" Pietro asked, frowning slightly.
"Well, it's a desert. And deserts are hot."
"I NAME YOU PRISCILLA!" Pietro yelled, leaping to his feet, "QUEEN OF THE DESERT!"
"He can be Mitzy!" Lance crowed, collapsing laughing.
"No, no," Todd laughed, "Felicia!"
"Wankers," Toby muttered, folding his arms tight over his chest. "The pack of them. Immature fucking wankers."
"Okay, okay," Lance grinned, wiping tears from his eyes. "We're serious now."
"Well, as serious as we can get," Pietro nodded.
"We need something short, sweet and to the point," Todd said.
"What about Coal?" Toby asked cautiously.
"Coal," Pietro tried it out. "I like it."
"Me too," Lance nodded.
"Right," Pietro said, "I dub thee Coal, the new member who has been here a long time but this is his code name made up now, a Brotherhood mutant!"
"Yahoo!" Todd punched a fist into the air.
"Now. Let us christen your new code name by bombing the X-Mansion!" Lance yelled.
"FUCK YES!" Pietro grinned. "Onward mutant sooooooollllllllldiers!"
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Ha ha! Suspence! You have to wait till the next chapter now don't you? *grins evilly* don't worry. It will come soon. ^_~