Written by extreme1
Betsy Braddock opened her eyes and knew she was in a lot for trouble.
She and the other X-Men had been in the middle of a battle with Sabertooth when she and Beast had been separated from the rest of the group.
In an instant they were swarmed by Hellfire Club soldiers.
Normally they would have easily handled them, but The Inner Circle was with them.
After a swift battle, Psylocke and Beast were defeated.
The last thing that she remembered was Shaw spraying a gas into her face.
Now she looked around and saw she was in a small room that had only a bed.
She knew she had to escape, but she also wanted to know exactly what was going on.
She laid in her bed and contemplated what they could possibly be up to, until her thoughts were broken by a wall opening up and Shaw walking in.
"Betsy I'm thrilled to have you as a guest." He said, with a small smile that belied his sarcasm.
Psylocke's only response was the bore holes in him with her eyes.
"I'd love to stay and...get to know you better, but I've got a lot to do, Betsy, but I wanted to let you know that you won't be able to escape this room, if you need anything ask for it, this entire room is under surveillance, if you so much as breathe I'll know about it." He stated, unnerving Betsy.
Without another word, Shaw turned and walked out, leaving Betsy to return to her thoughts.
Remy LeBeau leaned against a wall outside of Xavier's school and smoked.
The Hellfire Club had kidnapped Psylocke and beaten Beast so badly that he was on deaths door.
Everyone seemed to be in denial about what was about to happen, everyone but him and Wolverine.
The Hellfire Club had declared war on the X-Men and, given how badly Beast was attacked, it probably wasn't going to end until one side was totally gone.
He distracted himself by thinking of his relationship with Rogue.
Despite the usual cycle of arguments followed by breakups followed by makeups, Remy felt like their relationship was stronger than ever, despite it being an 'off' week.
He watched as Jubilee walked around Storm's garden, trying to deal with what happened.
It seemed like a lifetime ago that Jubilee was just some kid who was on this team that Storm had led him to.
Now she had grown into Wolverine's protege, with the skills that one would expect Wolverine's protege to have.
He also allowed himself a brief moment of amusement as he remembered her clumsy attempts at hitting on him when puberty first began to really affect her.
She had calmed down, but she still tried to peek at him when he walked around shirtless.
For a moment, Remy felt the desire to protect her from what was about to happen.
That wasn't gonna happen, so the next best thing was to protect her when it did.
Remy's thoughts were shaken as a car slammed into the front gates.
Immediately Remy and Jubilee ran out to help whoever had been in the crash.
To their surprise, Lorna Dane stumble out of the car, covered in blood, it was obvious that she (and probably X-Factor) had just been through a rather violent battle.
"Chere, what happened?" Remy asked as she put her arm around him and motioned for him to walk her into the mansion.
"The Hellfire Club, we were fighting Sabertooth and they showed up and then they swarmed me." She sputtered out before briefly passing out.
Remy felt the sense of dread overtake him, the situation was only gonna get worse.
"Petite, go tell Scott about this." He ordered.
Jubilee nodded and ran inside as fast as she could.
As he lead her inside, They crossed paths with Logan.
Remy relayed the story Lorna had told him, Logan simply nodded and began to stalk off.
"Hold things down here, I've gotta go do something." Logan said as he was leaving Remy merely nodded and went back to getting Lorna some help.
Jean Grey watched as Beast laid in the bed, held together by machines.
She had seen a lot in her life but nothing prepared her for seeing Hank McCoy on deaths door.
He always seemed to be just agile enough to escape serious danger.
As she watched him, Remy helped Polaris into the med-room, something that instantly got her attention.
"De Hellfire Club got her, same damn way they got Hank and kidnapped Betsy." Remy explained, helping her onto one of the beds.
That made Jean sick to her stomach.
It seemed to her like The Hellfire Club were now totally unleashed.
It was gonna be hard to get them back on that leash, but she was sure they could do it.
Logan sped down the road as fast as he could.
The Hellfire Club had declared war and he was determined to pay them back for what they did to Beast and Polaris.
And he knew the exact person that could help him with that payback: Domino.
Shaw acknowledged Selene's presence as he observed Betsy.
"It seems like you're quite infatuated with Miss Braddock, almost as much as you are infatuated with that little prostitute you've been spending time with." She stated with a smile.
"I've got plans for her." Was his simple response, ignoring the shot at his recent habit of purchasing time with a young prostitute named Laura.
"I'm sure you do." She said, despite her implications, she knew Psylocke would make a great soldier for the Hellfire Club.
"Selene, listen closely to me." Shaw began.
"Our new White Queen, Lorna Dane, is the reason we will be successful again the X-Men and X-Factor."
That caused Selene's eyebrows to raise, she had no idea there was a new White Queen.
It really annoyed her that Shaw was trying to make decisions unilaterally.
He knew that he'd had some contact with Lorna Dane, but that he just decided to give her the position of White Queen was troubling for Selene.
But, ultimately, she decided that it was fine...if Shaw could pick a new White Queen, Selene would pick a new White King.
And she had the perfect man in mind.
Rogue worked out with a deep intensity, after what had taken place with the Hellfire Club, Rogue felt like she had to be ready for a pretty brutal rematch.
She was locked into a fight with Sabertooth.
Despite the fact that Sabertooth was always incredibly dangerous in one on one settings, Rogue had no fear of him.
She really just wanted to fight.
So there she was, fighting Sabertooth on the highest setting.
Unbeknownst to her, she wasn't alone.
Everett Thomas was watching from the viewing deck.
The mutant known as Synch had overheard her telling Scott that she needed to train in the Danger room.
Despite his attempts at being honorable, he couldn't resist the chance to watch (and lust after) a woman as beautiful as her, so he reasoned to himself that he could learn a lot from watching her.
Rogue looked like a woman who had been totally sculpted directly out of most mens desires.
Her ass was very firm and very large, just like her breasts.
Her muscles actually complimented her femininity.
It made for an amazing package of feminine and fit.
She was very stunning, demanding the attention of men wherever she went.
Now Synch watched as Rogue and Sabertooth traded blows.
Despite being able to stand toe to toe with the Sabertooth, he had done enough damage to cause some rips and tears on her outfit.
Synch focused on a tear that revealed a small amount of her breasts.
He was almost transfixed by the sight of a small amount of cleavage.
As she brawled with the Sabertooth, Everett realized just how wound up she was.
The attack on Hank had a deep effect on everyone on the team.
After about 30 minutes, Rogue finally bested Sabertooth and the workout ended.
She took a moment to look around and then she noticed the boy watching her from the viewing deck.
She smiled up at him and waved.
Everett gave her an awkward wave back, while cursing himself for not leaving undetected.
Then she motioned for him to turn the mic on, which he did.
"So, how did I do?" She asked with a hint of amused expectation in her voice.
"You were amazing." Everett said, trying to compose himself.
"Any time you wanna train with me, just tell me." She said with a wink, deciding that a little flirting with the boy wouldn't do any harm.
Evertrett's response was to inform her that he had to go just before he turned and tried to get back to his room as fast as possible, desperately trying to hide his erection.
Selene had scouted the X-Men for quite some time and Remy LeBeau stood out to her.
There was something to him that seemed to make him perfect for the Hellfire Club.
A little digging and she found that he had been a part of the New Orleans Thieves Guild, something that only added to her interest in him.
The only question was just how she could get to him.
She thought about going the same route as how they got Psylocke, but she dismissed it, The X-Men would be on high alert about the Hellfire Club and their tactics now.
She hit on the idea of using Lorna, perhaps Lorna could lead him to Selene, where she would seduce him.
It wasn't a perfect idea, but, in case nothing else came to her, that idea would be in her back pocket.
Selene would continue to think of the perfect idea and when that idea would come to her, Remy would end up being the perfect White King.
Scott Summers felt like a failure.
It was supposed to be a routine fight with Sabertooth: struggle, bring him down and bring him in until his inevitable escape.
Despite priding himself on his preparedness, he never expected the Hellfire Club to attack.
And he never expected them to get Betsy and to almost kill Hank.
Now he was determined to stop them.
He knew Remy and Logan saw it as a war that wouldn't end until one side was totally gone, but he refused to fall into that line of thinking.
He would dismantle the Hellfire Club, but he would also do his damnedest to make sure everyone on both sides would see the end of this struggle.
His belief in Xavier's dream demanded he do everything in his power to make that outcome real.
Husk wanted to help.
She and the Gen X kids had been there visiting when everything went down.
Everyone knew the Hellfire Club was up to something big but no one knew what it was.
That was where Gen X could help, The X-Men wouldn't let them do anything but wait.
Fortunately Husk had other ideas, The Hellfire Club probably couldn't give a damn about them and that was the perfect advantage.
Under everyone's radar, they could start piecing things together and helping the X-Men with a plan to bring the Hellfire Club down.
She asked Jubilee to start hanging around Lorna and learning everything she could about the attack on the X-Factor.
The others were asked to stay on their toes, once they got the info, the investigation would really start.
Now it was all a matter of Jubilee getting on Lorna's good side.
Written by VladimirHarkonnen
Lorna Dane relished the privileges and power both that went with being the White Queen.
For too long, she, daughter of Magneto, had languished beneath her father and her brother and her sister. The part of her that resented this hoped for a future encounter with her Avengers siblings where she'd introduce them.....personally....to what she could do.
It wasn't a future to happen immediately, albeit.
For now, though, there was flexing her new abilities and what she could do with them.
She knew some of what Shaw had in mind with Betsy. She knew that Shaw was not unduly concerned if she decided to sample what Betsy offered herself. He only wished to be the first cock in the Hellfire Club within her, but there was to be a time to prepare her. Well, the time was now.
That brought them to the present, where Betsy was held against the wall, nude, chains binding her arms above her head and keeping her legs spread as Lorna leaned in, planting kisses and smears of green lip prints along Betsy's neck, using her powers likewise to tease Betsy's clit with a vibrator, hearing her moaning and begging her to stop, which of course only goaded the White Queen on.
Three times already, Betsy had been near to an orgasm when Lorna withdrew and waited until Betsy was cooled down enough to begin again. Now, on the fourth, she thrust the vibrator deep inside her with a single assertion of her will, not kissing Betsy but leaning into her with a gaze of possessive malice.
The overwhelming combination of sensations brought a shrieking orgasm from Betsy, who collapsed on the floor sobbing as Lorna tapped her helmet.
"Many are the gifts one can receive from the Hellfire Club."
As she withdrew, she laughed, enjoying the feeling of Polaris's lips upon hers and the sight of Betsy shuddering and crying, wondering what else was in store for her....
written by extreme1
Sebastian Shaw looked into Psylocke's room and took a moment to admire Lorna's work.
Before she left to stage an attack that would get her into the X-Mansion, Lorna decided to have fun with the incredibly beautiful woman.
Shaw had left them alone and then decided Betsy needed a few hours to recover from her ordeal.
Looking at her now it was clear that their encounter was quite brutal.
That was perfect for Shaw, partially because Lorna clearly wanted to establish herself as a far more intense White Queen than Emma ever was and partially because this allowed him some leeway to be more gentle with her...at least until she pledged her loyalty to the Hellfire Club at which point the time would be right to fuck her without mercy.
He had ordered some men to clean her off (but not lay one body part on her) while he was watched.
Shaw was watching a video screen, via a camera in her room, her being cleaned, when Selene strolled up to him.
"Enjoying the show?" She asked with a condescending smirk.
"I suppose you're hear to follow Lorna's lead and...enjoy Miss Braddock." Shaw responded as he watched her being hosed down.
"Do you have an objection to that?" Selene said in a voice that warned him not to start a fight over this.
"Not at all, I just wanted you to wait until she's fully clean." He said, trying to soothe her.
"I was planning on doing just that, but I might jump the gun now." She needled, trying to get at Shaw.
He wasn't sure if this was just her trying to piss him off or her being jealous of the fact that Lorna got to her first (and that Shaw was mostly splitting his time between being with Laura and training Lorna).
He was pretty sure it was a mixture of both.
They watched as Betsy was fully cleaned, at which point Shaw informed her that she was more than welcome to Betsy.
"By the way, you should know that your...girl is waiting in your room for you." She said, referring to Laura. "She arrived right before I came down here.".
That immediately caught Shaw's attention, he was sure Selene wanted to distract him so she could meet with Betsy without any oversight, but it didn't matter: It was time to have fun with his favorite teenage prostitute.
As soon as Shaw was gone, Selene marched into Psylocke's room and got her attention.
Instantly the soldiers left the room, one looking back to admire the still wet Psylocke.
The Black Queen didn't say anything to her instead she pulled her into a kiss.
Psylocke quickly got over her surprise and tried to fight her off.
Instead of suppressing Betsy's struggling, Selene moved hand in between Betsy's legs and began teasing her pussy.
"Listen to me, Betsy, I want you to know that I'm in charge." She began.
"I am the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club and, once you've joined us, I'll make sure you never forget your place on the totem pole." Her fingers lightly teased Betsy's clit.
"I'll be more than happy to welcome you to our organization...but only if you pay me my proper respect." With that she moved down and took a moment to suckle on Betsy's breasts.
She removed her mouth from Betsy's breasts and her hands from Betsy's pussy and placed her hands around the purple haired woman's neck.
"If you don't, things will be very painful for you." Betsy struggled, but she was still weak from the events of the past 24 hours, once she got her strength back she would make them all pay.
After a few more seconds of choking her, Selene removed her hands from Betsy's neck and moved them to her her face.
"We'll be seeing each other a lot, I've got plans that you can help me with, whether you want to or not." With that Selene released Betsy's face, turned around and strode out of the room, leaving a very confused and, much to her chagrin, aroused Betsy in her wake.
Jubilee walked into the med-room and went straight to Lorna Dane.
Husk had given her the task of learning whatever she could about the attack on Lorna.
And Jubilee intended to complete that task.
She walked over to the sleeping mutant and sat down.
She noticed that damn near every X-Woman was exceptionally beautiful and Lorna was no different.
Jubilee considered herself as straight as an arrow, but she couldn't deny that Lorna was very easy on the eyes.
She cleared her heads of those thoughts as Lorna's eyes opened and looked right at her.
"Can I help you?" She asked with a hint of amusement.
"I need to talk to you about what happened." Jubilee blurted out.
"Why do you need to ask about that?" Lorna responded.
"Curiosity." Jubilee lied, hoping Lorna wouldn't see through the lie.
"Listen close and I'll tell you everything." Lorna began.
"We had heard that Sabertooth was on another rampage, so we tried to stop him." She began.
"As always he was putting up a fight when it happened: The Hellfire Club attacked us." Lorna voice became more quite and solemn.
"I was face to face with Sebastian Shaw." She said, a look in her eye surprising Jubilee.
"It was like, just his stare overpowered me, I couldn't move and not because he was using any powers...next thing I know a bunch of soldiers jumped me and I found myself separated from the team." Lorna was clearly getting Jubilee's sympathy.
Sympathy aside, Lorna noticed a subtle change in Jubilee when she began describing how powerful Shaw was.
Jubilee was clearly intrigued and that intrigue was something that could be exploited and molded into a loyal Hellfire Club member.
She wanted Jubilee under her thrall as quickly as possible, but she knew that seducing Jubilee would take some time.
She was more than up for the task.
Emma Frost paced around her room, the normally stoic woman was more nervous than she had ever been before.
After recent events, she felt like she had to protect her students with every available resource.
She had no doubt she was in Shaw's targets and she didn't want Gen X to be collateral damage.
She left her room, determined to find Scott and convince him to keep her students away from the battlefield.
Once Sabertooth was neutralized and the Inner Circle had been handed a few losses, she'd let them get involved in the fight against the Hellfire Club.
But it was far too early, she knew they were anxious to help out, but she also knew they didn't understand the threat of the Hellfire Club.
Emma was going to keep them safe, no matter what the cost.
Remy LeBeau sat on the roof of the mansion and watched the sun fall.
It hadn't been 24 hours since the first attack and already there was a second victim in the med-room.
Now Logan was off to god knows where to find Domino, Jubilee was now trying to befriend Lorna (a noble endeavor) and all but a few where in denial about the nature of what was going on.
"Figured you'd be in your favorite brooding spot." Rogue said as her voice broke his thoughts.
"Seems like all hell is breaking loose." He said as he turned his attention to her.
"That it does." Rogue said as she sat next to him, for a few minutes they just soaked in the others presence, despite their relationships rocky nature, they deeply cared for one another.
But this silence had an underlying cause:Neither truly wanted to speak about the events of the day.
Remy decided to talk about something entirely different.
"Gotta hand it to you, girl, you got Synch wrapped around your finger." He said with a chuckle.
"Boys got it bad for me, but he's a little young for me." She said, a small smile on her face, grateful to have a distraction from the chaos.
"Besides, you ain't exactly unpopular with any of his female schoolmates." Rogue joked.
For the next hour the pair joked and chatted about stuff, avoiding both the attacks and the status of their relationship.
By the end, Rogue's decision to end things with him was pretty much forgotten.
"Come here." Remy said, pulling her close to him, they cuddled and watched the stars for a little while, neither realizing that Remy was now in the crosshairs of a very powerful woman who wanted him come hell or high water.
Written by VladimirHarkonnen
Lorna smiled at Jubilee. Since that initial talk, the two of them had gotten....closer...in all kinds of ways. One thing that Lorna had done quietly and just imperceptibly enough that the Hellfire Club's other Kings and Queens, stuck in their internal intrigues might not notice immediately, was both increase the amount of metal in the uniforms of Hellfire Club adepts, but also those who were believed to be potential recruits. She had exploited this to keep Jubilee closer to her and when flirting with her with a raw and possessive sense to have Jubilee's knees weaken even if they didn't quite do so voluntarily, something she would exploit by placing a hand between Jubilee's legs and then stroking her lips with a whispered, "Naughty."
A week had passed since she'd first talked to Jubilee. The seduction was progressing most easily, complete with having at one point gotten Jubilee topless and the two making out, her hands dancing along her slit right until she pulled away and Jubilee sagged, disappointed and whining and playing right into her hands. She laughed. It wouldn't be long now and she'd have Jubilee as her's and the Hellfire Club's. And in that order, too.
written by extreme1
Shaw looked at the lingerie clad girl and admired how beautiful and vulnerable she was.
Her slim, youthful body looked amazing in a small and transparent nightgown that couldn't even cover her pert ass.
He studied her face, a beautiful face that was made all the better with her green eyes.
Despite having the look of an innocent teenager, but it was very obvious to him that she had been through a lot and was totally wise to the ways of the world and her abilities as a woman.
From the first moment they had met, she made it clear that she was willing to whore herself out to anyone that would pay, no fear and no inhibitions.
If he cared, he would be sure that part of it was an act and that she truly hated her life and that she wanted out, but he really didn't care, all he cared about was what a great fuck she was.
Without any greeting he bent her over and began sodomizing her, his favorite thing to do with her.
Shaw felt his dick slowly ease inside of her, but that was the extent of his gentleness.
"Mine...all mine." He said as he grabbed her hips and began to really pound into her tight ass.
"No matter how many men you whore yourself out to, I own you, Soon you'll be with me forever." Those words scared Laura, mainly because she wasn't sure if he was saying something he thought would help the mood, if he was convinced it was true or, most frightening of all, if it was true.
He pumped in and out of her, but something odd was happening: Shaw felt like he was already on the verge of cumming.
He spent hours dominating her like he had never done before every little movement from him was meant to claim ownership of her.
For him this encounter was a celebration of the completed first phase of the Hellfire clubs plans.
Eventually, he decided to wind things down by face fucking her.
He was glad that, for some reason, Laura never seemed to have any scars after on her body their dealings.
She also had no gag reflex.
He thrust down her throat repeatedly, only briefly loosing his focus to taunt her.
"Bet you wish you had never met me." He sneered as she merely gave him a lustful look in response.
Shaw fucked her mouth even harder, taking her look as a challenge.
After a while, Shaw felt himself get ready to cum and this time he wasn't gonna stop it.
Shaw made one last thrust and felt himself unload down her throat.
Shaw savored the feeling of cumming and the sounds of her swallowing his cum.
After a few more spurts, Shaw pulled his dick out of Laura's very full mouth.
He watched as she finished drinking his sperm and coming down from their encounter.
ordered her to get cleaned up and leave, the girl saying nothing in response, opting instead to simply do as she was told.
Shaw watched as she left and smiled, he wanted her to be by his side forever and he would pay whatever price he needed to.
Husk felt exhausted. Ever since she gave the order for Gen X to start planning against the Hellfire Club, it seemed like she was working nonstop on researching them.
She had been asking any X-Man that got near her what they knew about the Hellfire Club.
Luckily for her, people seemed more than happy to tell her, at length, everything they thought about the Hellfire Club.
One thing that Husk already knew was that they were incredibly dangerous, Emma had told very few stories about them, but the ones she did tell painted the Hellfire Club as a place of great evil.
That being said, she had no idea the depths they were willing to sink to in order to obtain power.
She also had to admit, bringing them down would solidify her as a future leader of the X-Men.
She quickly dismissed thoughts of X-Men fame and glory she had to focus completely on the Hellfire Club.
Where there's a will, there's a way. She thought as she began putting the pieces together, all Gen X needed was one weak link and the Hellfire Club would finally be defeated.
Wolverine looked around the bar and quickly found Domino.
Logan had put the word out that he was looking for Domino, so he figured it would take a few days of waiting at this particular bar (one of Domino's favorites) for her to appear.
He walked over to the bar where she was sitting, sat down and ordered a drink for himself.
"Heard you wanted to see me." She flatly said, no greeting between them.
"I'm going underground for a while and I need some backup." Logan's statement raised her eyebrows.
"Just you, no X-Force." He quickly clarified.
"So why just me?" She asked, as she took a sip of her beer.
"Cause I pretty sure X-Force is next on the Hellfire Clubs hit list." He answered.
"Also because too many people will make us easier to track, Cable needs to lead his team and the others aren't as good as you." Logan finished.
Domino realized that he was probably right, she immediately stood up and went to phone the other members of X-Force...but Logan stopped her.
"They're gonna hit X-Force harder than most, make sure they know that The Hellfire Club is coming for war." He stated before letting Domino go and make that call.
Logan would hope that X-Force could hold the Hellfire Club off and minimize damage.
Even if that would happen, the Hellfire Club would respond to a defeat by throwing more money around and hiring more monsters like Sabertooth.
He sat and waited for Domino to finish her call, things were already pretty out of control and he and Domino had to make sure it wouldn't get any worse.
In the week since the initial attack, things had only gotten more tense.
X-Factor had arrived, and took refuge in the mansion.
People immediately noted that Polaris seemed to really distance herself from her teammates.
But most people chalked it up to her working on her budding friendship with Jubilee.
The attack on X-Force was a violent and bloody one that left Rictor (and several Hellfire Club soldiers) injured.
In the aftermath, Cable wanted Shaw dead, no matter what it took.
His team may have crippled by the losses of both Rictor and Domino, but that only fueled his rage.
Shaw was gonna pay come hell or high water.
The Hellfire Club's first wave of attacks had been a success now Shaw wanted to focus on converting Betsy to the Hellfire Club, while Selene formulated the perfect plan to bring Gambit in as the White King.
Polaris was now totally undercover with the X-Men, he'd had no contact with her (nor would he), but he was sure his faith in her wasn't misplaced.
He'd walked into a small room where Tessa was pleasuring Sabertooth.
"Not bad at all, Shaw." Sabertooth growled out as Tessa gave him one of her incredible blow jobs.
"She's my right hand woman, Sabertooth, show her some respect." Shaw said getting a laugh in response.
"The Runt's gone underground and he took Domino with him." Sabertooth said.
"Then I'll need someone to track them down and deal with them." Came the response.
"I'm more than happy to do that." Sabertooth said, as he came down Tessa's throat.
"Good, cause I don't want them creating unneeded problems, They've already caused one by pulling you away from our current plans so deal with them quickly because I don't want them to stall you." Shaw finished as he left the room and went into the main hall....where Mystique was waiting for him.
In the ensuing week, Gen X had done a lot of research on the Hellfire Club.
The biggest thing they learned from Emma was about a small bar that the soldiers seemed to frequent.
That gave Husk the perfect chance to do a little more information gathering.
If she could get into that bar, she could get one of the soldiers drunk and the team could kidnap them and get some info.
No, not her, Husk realized that there was someone perfect to appear interested in the Hellfire Club.
The moment Husk thought of that name, she took off to tell everyone the plan.
Got em right where I want em, we're had was about to grab one of the Hellfire Club's pawns and put them into checkmate. She thought as she walked over to Jubilees room.
Things were going Gen X's way.
"Raven, it's a pleasure to see you." Shaw greeted, getting little from her in response.
"Not sure if the feelings mutual." Mystique responded.
Shaw let out a small laugh.
"I think, by the end of our dealings, you'll warm up to us." Shaw declared with enough arrogance to make her doubt that statement.
"So, what exactly am I supposed to do?" She asked.
"First thing, I need you to distract X-Force, I'll send some soldiers with you, make sure X-Force can't actually do too much damage because I've got other plans for you, this distraction will be a temporary stopgap to buy some time." He stated, his demeanor turning no-nonsense.
"Fine, but if push comes to shove, I will bury each and every one of them." She responded.
"I'd have no objections to that." Shaw said.
"Before you go, would you like to join myself and Selene for some dinner?" He asked, trying to charm her.
Raven would have normally rolled her eyes and took off for her mission, but she decided that it wouldn't hurt enjoying some of the Hellfire Club's food.
Havok was getting pissed off.
Polaris had barely said two words to him since X-Factor came to the mansion.
She was also avoiding the rest of X-Factor.
Instead she opted to spend most of her time around Jubilee.
The rest of the team urged him to let her heal in her own way, but Havok felt like she should have turned to him.
Truth be told, she had been acting weird for months before the attack.
It had been six months since she went on a vacation that seemed to cause a change in her.
She had begun distancing herself from him as soon as she got back.
At first he blew it off as her just being swamped with work.
But then, once her work settled down, she still remained somewhat separated from him and the team.
Often times she would disappear for the night, giving weak excuses about visiting some friends.
Alex eventually became convinced that she was cheating on him.
But that explanation didn't work given that, on multiple occasions, she had come in to X-Factors headquarters with some bruises and a few black eyes.
He had tried everything to figure out what fight she was involved with, but it was like her life was divided by a wall now.
A few weeks before the attack, things got a little better.
She became to explain that she had a few friends that were in trouble and needed her help.
After he offered X-Factors help, she told Alex that this was deeply personal for her and she needed to do it alone.
Despite Alex agreeing to give her room, he still wanted to make sure that she wasn't in over her head.
So he hired a Private Investigator to follow her around.
The guy seemed to find little, other than Polaris was good at covering her tracks.
At least until 48 hours before the attack, the PI told him that he might have stumbled onto something huge, but he was reluctant to say what, at least until he knew anything more concrete.
All he did was hint that Polaris was dealing with some very dangerous people.
Then all hell broke loose and, in the aftermath, he was unable to get into contact with the PI.
He was sure the attacks, Lorna's distance and The PI's disappearance were related, he just had to connect the dots.
Jubilee felt like she was on the edge of her seat. At first she and Polaris seemed to become friends, but then, after a few days, their relationship took a much different turn.
Something in Jubilee had been awakened and she found herself constantly thinking about Polaris.
Mainly because she and Polaris found themselves in more than a few situations were they almost kissed.
It seemed like fate was pushing them together.
The first time they kissed was a surprise to both of them.
Polaris had been telling her about her first time, over the course of the story, Lorna's voice got more and more quite, until it was barely above a whisper, and Jubilee had to lean in to hear it.
Towards the end, Polaris moved her head at just the right angle to kiss her.
The pair melted into the kiss for a few seconds, until Lorna pulled away with a horrified look on her face.
Polaris immediately apologized, but Jubilee felt like she had just experienced Heaven.
After that, she begged Lorna for more.
For a half day, she pleaded with Lorna to kiss her again.
Lorna eventually relented and kissed Jubilee for a second time.
After that, it was like Lorna had begun training her.
Every encounter, Lorna would push things a little bit further, but would also tease Jubilee until she was begging Lorna for more.
Last time, Lorna had almost fingered her, it was amazing.
She couldn't wait for whatever Lorna had planned next.
Psylocke was still sure there was a way out of the Hellfire Club.
While hope had dimmed somewhat after her encounter with Polaris, she still wasn't ready to give up that hope.
What made holding on to that hope harder, was Shaw and, to a lesser extent, Selene.
Their repeated molestation of her really began to wear on the ninja.
Despite their actions being unwanted, she had to admit that they were far more gentle with her than Lorna Dane was.
During his attempts at convincing her to give in Shaw's lust for her often would quickly overtake him and she found his hands all over her.
Selene was mostly all about establishing herself as the most important woman in the Hellfire Club.
Selene seemed to be rather scared of Lorna Dane and her growing power, even if she pretended otherwise.
She would often preach to Psylocke about how powerful she was and how important it was to treat her like a goddess.
For the most part, Selene's words went in one ear and out the other.
Except for the few times Selene would mention some plan to get at one of the X-Men.
Apparently Selene had designs on someone that she wanted as a new White King.
That got Betsy's interest.
She knew that whoever it was now had a huge target painted on their back.
She quickly realized that if she appeared to give in she could gain Selene's trust, tell her everything she wanted to hear and convince her that she could be a safeguard against Polaris, soon after that she would obviously give up that name.
Psylocke was forming a plan...and she had to see it through.
"Let me ask you a question, Raven." Shaw began as they ate their meals.
"How far are you willing to go?" He asked just before he took a bite of his steak.
"Not every X-Man is going to hold back and Wolverine and Domino will certainly take more than a few of our soldiers lives, if we asked you to make sure there were no survivors would you be able to complete that task?" The casual way Selene asked that question told her that there was a good chance that she would be asked to do exactly that at some point.
"I'm willing to do that." She stated, without hesitation.
"Even if one of those people were your daughter?" Shaw asked, Raven decided to be truthful with them.
"I'm willing to go incredibly far, but I want you to know that I will not take the life of my daughter or my son." Mystique firmly stated.
"That's fine with us, but we might have other plans for her." Selene responded.
"As long as she's alive, I don't care what your plans." Was Mystique's only response, although she noticed they said nothing about Kurt.
"I think our partnership is going to be a great benefit for both sides." Selene declared with a smile.
Raven wasn't so sure, for her it was just another job, but she was smart enough to play along.
"Then maybe we should toast to it." She stated, raising her glass.
The Black King and Queen joined her in her toast and continued to plan for the future.
The sound of the basketball repeatedly hitting the net filled the night air.
Remy shot yet another perfect shot while Rogue watched and made amused comments.
It felt good to both of them to be reunited.
In truth things were going smoother than ever before.
"Seems like Ah'm in your head." Rogue declared as Remy sank another ball.
"You wish." Was Remy's only response.
Another perfectly shot ball.
"Lemme ask you something, Chere, Do you think the Hellfire Club is gonna keep dis up for much longer?" That question caught Rogue off guard.
"Can't see how they can keep up this momentum, but Ah'm sure they'll try like hell." She answered.
"Why do you think dey grabbed Psylocke?" He asked, it was obvious he was trying to get at something.
"Probably information, maybe even an attempt at brainwashing." She answered.
"Kinda shocked they didn't grab anyone from X-Factor or X-Force." She continued.
"Wouldn't shock me if dey already got someone from X-Force or X-Factor, one bad day could lead anyone down de wrong path." He said with a head shake.
"Lord knows we've both lived that and neither one of us has an intention to go back down that kind of road." Rogue said.
Remy gave a silent head nod.
Remy didn't say it, but he was sure the Hellfire Club wouldn't have struck at all the different teams unless they had a person on the inside.
He had a few suspicions, but he also pretty sure they'd probably be smoked out by Jean rather quickly.
Remy shot one last basket and watched it sink in.
"Time for me to turn in, Swamp Rat." Rogue declared with a theatrical yawn.
"Yeah, I'm gonna get some sleep as well." Remy said as he followed her inside.
"Maybe I can escort you to your room." Remy said with a smile.
"Not tonight, Remy, but maybe soon if you play your cards right." She said before she turned and walked to her room.
Remy smiled as he watched her leave, he truly loved that woman.
Cyclops watched as his wife slept.
She had left Beast's side only a few times.
The attack on Hank been so savage that it didn't take someone of his immense intellect to get the message.
The Hellfire Club wants to end the X-men once and for all.
Scott wanted revenge, but he knew the kind of revenge he wanted would only feed into a cycle of war.
Cut one down and five more rise up. He thought with a soft sigh.
It was more of a conundrum than most of the team wanted to admit.
The nagging feeling that the Hellfire Club was taking a 'kill or die' approach was what truly concerned him, if they felt like wiping he other side out was inevitable that was going to leave the X-Men in a position none of them wanted to be in.
It's not inevitable. He thought as he laid back, shut his eyes and dreamed of a better life for all of The X-men.
Selene decided that the best way to get to Gambit was a slow seduction.
She was sure that that if she had a nice middleman, she could establish a connection with him, but, with Lorna infiltrating the team on her own, that led her to realize having her own spy would be an immense gamble, one screw up from Lorna and everything would go to shit, and she wasn't sure it was a gamble she wanted to make.
She was also sure that Lorna wouldn't be happy to be doing work for Selene, so establishing contact via Lorna was out of the question.
There had to be other ways to get to him.
She let out a sigh as she realized that she would have to establish connection with him herself.
She would have to take matters into her own hands.
It was time to round some soldiers up and pay the X-Men a little visit.
She was going to introduce herself to Remy LeBeau.
"It's amazing the stuff you've been through." Lorna proclaimed as she brushed Jubilee's hair.
"Not as much as you." the deeply in love girl cooed.
"True, but you're still a hell of a fighter." Lorna complimented.
"I just wish Sean and Emma could see that." She admitted.
Jubilee had tried to understand why Husk was the leader of Gen X, despite Jubilee having far more experience, but Lorna had stoked the small resentments she had towards her teachers treatment of her into something much bigger.
She had kept Jubilee on the edge ever since the first kiss, letting things grow but never actually sealing the deal with her, but now she was entering the final lap of her seduction.
She still kept her membership in the Hellfire club a secret, but soon Jubilee would know everything.
Hank was slowly recovering from the attack. He had regained consciousness and, luckily, didn't appear to be suffering any kind of brain damage.
Immediately, he was bombarded with concern from various people.
It overwhelmed him, in a good way.
He had to admit that it was nice to have a few moments to himself, so he could reflect.
We knew going into this that the path to peace would cost more than a few of us our lives It was a simple reality for the X-Men, but one that they still had trouble dealing with.
His thought train ended as someone knocked on his door.
Hank let the person know they were allowed into his room and he smiled as Storm walked in.
The incredibly beautiful African woman was clearly trying to hide her distress at the current situation.
"Greetings Ororo." Hank warmly greeted as she lightly hugged him.
"Hank, how are you feeling?" She asked, immediately realizing there was no good answer to that question.
"I've been better." He joked, although she could see right through his humor.
"Hank, how are you feeling." Storm repeated, more forcefully this time.
"I'm still processing everything." He sadly answered.
"I can't even imagine." Storm responded.
"I'd hope you could never imagine." Hank said, sounding more curt than intended.
"I'm sorry, Ororo, that was uncalled for." He said after a moment of silence.
"It's ok, Hank, we've been through a lot, but none more than you." She reassured.
"We're all in this together, Ororo." He responded.
His decision to spout a generic platitude quickly told Ororo that he didn't want to delve too deeply into what happened.
Instead he and Ororo made small talk for her visit.
The fact that a close friend was so scarred by the experience that he couldn't even confide in her made Ororo even more determined to stop the Hellfire Club once and for all.
Once he fell asleep, she left the room and decided that it would soon be time for a team meeting, they were gonna figure out how to put the Hellfire Club on the ropes.
"Well, Ms. Braddock, you're certainly in a good mood today." Shaw proclaimed as he lightly rubbed her pussy.
"I guess I've just become more receptive to your pitches." She said with a smile.
Shaw was pretty sure she was lying and that she was up to something, but there was no need to look a gift horse in the mouth.
He put the thought of her having plans of her own out of his mind as he continued to rub her pussy and occasionally grope her breasts.
Suddenly, Shaw lifted the chained woman onto his shoulders and then began to eat her out.
Betsy inhaled a sharp breath as he licked her pussy for the first time.
She closed her eyes and exhaled, waiting to see what he would do next.
"Jesus." She whispered as she felt his tongue snake inside of her.
For the next 10 minutes Shaw furiously ravished her pussy.
Betsy felt like she was going through a religious experience.
She could couldn't speak.
Instead the only language she seemed to be able to use was moans and gasps.
Betsy came harder than she had ever cum before.
Shaw gave her a few moments to recover.
"The Hellfire club has much to offer you Betsy, but we can't wait forever." He said before he made his exit, leaving behind a Psylocke who was now doubting her own plan.
"It's time." Mystique hollered as she began to attack X-Force (more specifically, Cable).
Immediately a very large number of troops flooded out of the portal and joined in on the attack.
"Show them no mercy." Cable declared as he shot and killed a solider.
Mystique merely smiled and attacked Cable with a barrage of bullets.
"We'll do the same." She responded as he fired back.
Both sides knew a bloodbath was about to occur.
And they welcomed it.
After all both leaders of their respective sides thrived in the type of battle that put their lives on the line.
After a few more shots traded, Mystique decided it was time to get psychical.
She rushed towards Cable, dodging a few attempts to shoot her, and delivered a kick directly to his knee.
Cable crumpled for a moment, before he threw a kick of his own at Mystique.
Unfortunately, she dodged the kick and kneed him right in the head.
"Gotta say, I thought you were gonna be a hell of a lot tougher." Mystique taunted.
Cable responded by simply firing a shot at her that she rather easily dodged, he knew that she would, but he wanted to back her off just enough to let him regroup.
Once he did, she would be in a hell of a lot of trouble.
Elsewhere the battle raged on and one person in particular was surprising even his teammates with his fury.
Shatterstar had been raised to be a gladiator, so violence was second nature to him.
But, in the wake of the Hellfire Club's injuring of Rictor, Shatterstar really camped the violence up.
He seemed intent on killing any Hellfire Club soldier that was within his reach.
In his minds eye all he could see was Rictor, broken and bloody, barely alive.
This images pushed him further and further.
He danced around killing soldier after soldier with his swords.
"No survivors." He proclaimed as he killed yet another solider.
Around him the others struggled with the rather large numbers of enemies, for the most part everyone was focused 100 percent on whoever they were fighting.
Unfortunately for Boom Boom, that would prove to be her downfall.
No one noticed that Shaw had emerged from the portal and was sneaking his way over to Tabitha.
Sure enough, he was able to sneak behind her and grab her, the soldiers Immediately surrounding them.
Normally Tabitha would be able to fight him off, but a small rag was placed over her face and Tabitha was soon subdued.
"You're needed at the Hellfire Club." He said to the prone body as he dragged her away.
Immediately the Soldiers began to pull back and form an impenetrable (thanks to sheer numbers) human shield around Shaw and Tabitha.
"We'll meet again, Cable." Mystique said as she saw what was going on around her.
She turned and followed the others.
However, just before she reached the portal, she felt a rather odd feeling through her stomach, she looked down to see the two blades of Shatterstar's sword sticking out of her.
Immediately, one of the Soldiers grabbed her and pulled her through the portal, which closed right behind her.
"They took Tabitha, we gotta get her back and quick!" Cannonball proclaimed, anger rising in his voice.
"We will, not that Raven thinks she can beat me, she and the rest of the Hellfire Club are gonna get over confident, and then we'll get payback and save Tabitha." Cable said next time, if Raven survived (which he had no doubt she would) he'd finish the job Shatterstar started.
"And I need to get my sword back." Shatterstar mumbled as he went back to check up on Rictor.
Soon the Inner Circle would truly feel his wrath.