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Tess-1

X-Treme Damage

part 2

By

Brian Uhe


PAGE 1


PANEL 1

The mayor of San Francisco, Sadie Sinclair, is in her office doing some paperwork.


PANEL 2

The mayor is now done and feels relief.


SADIE SINCLAIR (relieved and thought balloon)

WOW, THIS PEACEFUL FEELING SEEMS SO ALIEN AFTER THE THINGS WE HAD TO GO THROUGH LIKE THAT BASTION DEAL, AS WELL AS THE VAMPIRES, TO NAME A FEW.


SADIE SINCLAIR (relieved and thought balloon)

IT'S AMAZING, I KNEW MUTANTS AND SUPER-POWERS EXIST, WHILE I NEVER BELIEVED THAT VAMPIRES, THE UNDEAD KIND, COULD EXIST BEYOND THE PAGES OF A FICTIONAL BOOK.


PANEL 3

Sadie gets up from her desk and looks out the window.


SADIE SINCLAIR (thought balloon)

I JUST HOPE THIS WILL LAST FOR QUITE A WHILE.


PANEL 4

Sadie is surprised by the mild shaking and the sound of several explosions!


PANEL 5

Sadie has her hand on her nose as if she was getting a headache and signs.


PAGE 2


PANEL 1

At Utopia, Tess-1 is fighting a group of X-Men! Namor is heading towards him in flight! A hot rod engine sound is made.


NAMOR (enraged and loud)

IMPERIOUS REX!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PAGE 3


PANEL 1

Namor slams in Tess-1 while not paying attention to the other X-Men because of his anger! He manages to push the robot to a wall! Static energy is shown where the hit was made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR.


PANEL 2

The wall that Tess-1 is being forced into by Namor is starting to crack!


NAMOR (annoyed and amused)

I REMEMBER YOU. YES, YOU WERE WITH THAT GROUP THAT INVADED THE HYDROBASE.


NAMOR (annoyed and amused)

YOU ENDED UP SINKING INTO THE OCEAN, BUT NOT BEFORE GETTING A POUNDING FROM ME, IN FACT, I MAY END UP GETTING A FEELING A DEJA VU HERE.


PANEL 3

Namor punches the robot again and it goes through the wall!


NAMOR (amused)

HERE'S ONE NOW!


PANEL 4

The other X-Men are standing around looking annoyed because of Namor.


PSYLOCKE (annoyed and thought balloon)

JERK!


PANEL 5

Namor is shown to be pleased with himself.


PANEL 6

Same as panel 5, but Namor now looks surprised.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PAGE 4


PANEL 1

A big explosion is shown in Utopia.


PANEL 2

Back to the room where Atelidae is in, Cyclops and the X-Men are looking out the window. Atelidae looks amused.


CYCLOPS (serious)

OK, PEOPLE, WE NEED TO STOP THAT THING BEFORE IT SINKS THE ISLAND AND THE ONLY OBVIOUS WAY IS TO MAKE OUR ATTACK IN A ORGANIZED MANNER WHERE WE TAKE HIM DOWN IN ONE PLACE IN ONE MAJOR SHOT.


PANEL 2

In the battlefield, Tess-1 is firing at Armor, in psionic body armor, who has her arms in front of her to block them because they're that powerful, so powerful that she's being pushed back while her feet scrap the floor! Colossus is running towards the robot! A hot rod engine sound is made.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

DOCTOR NEMESIS? DO YOU COPY? WE NEED A REPORT ON WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IS AN EMBARRASSMENT.... FROM OUR SIDE.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

I'M AFRAID I DON'T UNDERSTAND.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 3

Colossus hits Tess-1 so hard that it flies and hits a wall face first and goes through it! Ionic static energy is shown.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

THE ROBOT IS MADE OUT OF JUNK.


PANEL 4

At the X-Club lab, Doctor Nemesis, Doctor Kavita Rao, and Madison Jeffries are getting readings from the scanning of Tess-1. Madison's facial expression seems to indicate that what he's seeing is great beauty to him.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (serious and moody)

BUT IT'S JUNK THAT'S BEEN UNBELIEVABLY RECONFIGURED TO WORK A LOT BETTER THEN DESIGNED.... BETTER THEN ANYTHING WE HAVE.


CYCLOPS (not shown and radio)

AND THIS IS THE EXTENT OF THE GIRL'S FATHER'S MUTANT ABILITY?


PANEL 5

Tess-1 comes out of the hole in running mode in a zig-zag way as if it was Sonic the Hedgehog! A hot rod engine sound is made.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

IF HE WASN'T HOLDING BACK LIKE THE GIRL SAID, I WOULD SAY IT IS.


PAGE 5


PANEL 1

Tess-1 head butts Colossus' head in a major way that it makes a bong sound! Static ionic energy is produced. A hot rod engine sound is made.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

WE DID FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

THE BIG GUY NO LONGER HAS THAT ADAMANTIUM COATING, BUT WHAT HE DOES HAVE IS IONIC ENERGY POLARIZED ON HIS METAL HIDE WHICH GIVES HIM A IMPRESSIVE DEFENSIVE SHIELD AND IS VISIBLE IF YOU HIT HIM HARD ENOUGH WHICH IS WHAT THOSE SPARKS OF ENERGY ARE.


PANEL 2

Tess-1 throws Colossus at a group of X-Men who run out of the way! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BLING (worried and loud)

LOOK OUT!


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

COULD THIS SHIELD BE OVERLOADED SOMEHOW?


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

WITH THE LEVEL OF POWER WE HAVE ON THIS ISLAND, I WOULD SAY THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE OF DOING THAT.


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but the other X-Men are gone and the dazed Colossus on all fours is trying to get up.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

THEN WE'LL FOLLOW THIS PLAN OF MINE THAT I ALREADY HAD TO ORGANIZE OUR ATTACK AND POOL OUR GENETIC RESOURCES TOGETHER.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but weapons from Tess-1's arms fires at Colossus whose form is shown within all that explosions which is pushing him around! A hot rod engine sound is made.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

I'M RECALLING EVERYONE.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PANEL 5

Bling and the flying Archangel are firing diamond shards and metallic feathers at Tess-1! Static ionic energy is shown in the areas that are hit on the robot! A hot rod engine sound is made.


BLING (angry and loud)

OOOOOOOOO! OOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO YOU DIDN'T! NO YOU DIDN'T!!!


ARCHANGEL (angry and moody)

APPARENTLY, HE DID.... SO LET'S MAKE HIM REGRET IT!


PAGE 6


PANEL 1

Back to the room where Atelidae is in, Cyclops and the others are about to leave. Atelidae is sticking her tongue behind Cyclops back.


CYCLOPS (serious)

PIXIE, STAY WITH ATELIDAE IN CASE THAT ROBOT MANAGES TO GET HERE.


PIXIE (eager to please)

RIGHT, SIR, IF THAT HAPPENS, I'LL TELEPORT THE TWO OF US AWAY FROM HERE!


PANEL 2

Cyclops, Emma Frost, and the other X-men are in the hallway.


EMMA FROST (serious)

TOO BAD MAGNETO ISN'T HERE.


EMMA FROST (serious)

HIS MAGNETIC POWER COULD HAVE BEEN VERY USEFUL IN TAKING THAT ROBOT DOWN WITHOUT ADDING TO THE DAMAGE.


CYCLOPS (serious)

HE'S OUT ON SOME PERSONAL ERRAND, AND BELIEVE ME, I WOULD HAVE LOCKED HIM UP WITH THE REST IF HE WASN'T TOO POWERFUL TO RESTRAINT.


EMMA FROST (serious)

AND SO YOU HAVE TO PLAY WITH HIS GOOD SIDE BECAUSE OF HOW DELICATE THINGS ARE FOR MUTANTKIND.


PANEL 3

Emma Frost notices a tremble.


PANEL 4

Through a window, Emma Frost sees a building collapsing.


EMMA FROST (sarcasm and low tone)

AH.... LOVELY.


PANEL 5

Back to the room where Atelidae is in, Atelidae gives a devilish smile, the kind that shows her fanged teeth, at Pixie.


ATELIDAE (devilish smile)

TIN MAN IS GOING TO AXE YA, DOROTHY!


PIXIE (scared, angry, and direct)

SHUT....UP!


PAGE 7


PANEL 1

Back to the fight, Tess-1 is still blasting and hitting and the X-Men back! Match tries to blast the robot with fire! A hot rod engine sound is made.


HUSK (loud)

EVERYONE! CYCLOPS HAS ORDERED US TO FALL BACK!


INK (loud and in disbelief)

WHAT?! WE'RE GIVING UP?!


HUSK (loud)

THIS IS CYCLOPS, KID.... HE DOES ANYTHING BUT GIVE UP!


PANEL 2

Everyone is gone, leaving Tess-1 and an unconscious Colossus.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PANEL 3

The upper part of Tess-1 is shown as he starts to walk away.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Tess-1 is up more because it's on the unseen Colossus who makes a moan.


PANEL 5

Same as panel 3, since it's no longer on the unseen Colossus.


PANEL 6

Tess-1 is walking away from the unconscious Colossus.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

HERE'S THE PLAN, PEOPLE.


PAGE 8


PANEL 1

As if the reader was looking up at the walking Tess-1.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

AS YOU KNOW BY NOW, THIS THING IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND THE ISLAND IS IN A FRAGILE STATE BECAUSE OF THE OTHER ATTACKS, WHICH MEANS WE NEED TO TAKE IT DOWN TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T GET UP.


PANEL 2

Cyclops is shown and there's a red glare from his visor.


CYCLOPS (serious)

BE READY TO ACT WHEN I GIVE THE SIGNAL.


PANEL 3

Wolverine's right arm with claws out is shown. A shine from one of the claws is seen.


CYCLOPS (not shown)

NO NEED TO HOLD BACK OR BE MERCIFUL SINCE THIS IS A MACHINE WE'RE DEALING WITH.


WOLVERINE (tough)

DAMN STRAIGHT WE DON'T, BUB!


CYCLOPS (not shown)

JUST DON'T TELL DANGER I SAID THAT.


PANEL 4

Gambit's uninjured hand is shown carrying a “charged” playing card.


PANEL 5

Dazzler's hand is shown generating energy.


DAZZLER (thought balloon)

WITH ALL THE NOISE GOING ON, I'M PRETTY MUCH CHARGED TO THE MAX.


DAZZLER (thought balloon)

TOO BAD THE SOURCE OF THOSE NOISES MEAN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REBUILD.... “AGAIN”!


PANEL 6

Trance, in her astral form, arrives to report.


TRANCE (determined)

CYCLOPS! THAT ROBOT IS COMING THIS WAY!


PAGE 9


PANEL 1

At a short distance, Tess-1 is shown coming.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

TIME TO SHOW WHAT WE'RE MADE OF.


PANEL 2

A close look at the walking Tess-1.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

SEARCH.


PANEL 3

The X-Men are hiding in the shadows and are ready to attack.


PANEL 4

A bird flies by Tess-1 who notices it.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 starts to follow the bird as if it has forgotten what it was doing.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

EH.


PANEL 6

The hiding X-Men have an awkward look on their faces.


PAGE 10


PANEL 1

Emma Frost is next to Cyclops and also has an awkward look on her face. Cyclops has his head down in disappointment.


CYCLOPS (disappointed and in disbelief)

UNBELIEVABLE.


PANEL 2

At the X-Club lab, Doctor Kavita Rao notices that Madison Jeffries is missing. Doctor Nemesis is watching the fight.


DOCTOR KAVITA RAO (surprised and concern)

HEY, WHERE DID MADISON GO?


PANEL 3

Madison Jeffries, in his Box robot body, come through a wall to attack Tess-1!


PANEL 4

Box tackles Tess-1!


BOX (machine voice and excited)

MY GOD! YOU'RE LIKE A TECHNOLOGICAL THING OF BEAUTY!


BOX (machine voice and excited)

SO SIMPLE.... BUT SO AMAZINGLY COMPLICATED!


PANEL 5

Back at the X-Club lab, Doctor Nemesis and Doctor Kavita Rao are watching the fight through a view screen. Box has punched Tess-1 in the head!


DOCTOR NEMESIS (moody and sarcasm)

GREAT, A MESS UP ROBOT VERSES A MESS UP MAN INSIDE A ROBOT.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (moody and sarcasm)

I HOPE EVERYONE HAD TIME TO HAVE SOME FOND MEMORIES OF THIS PLACE, BECAUSE THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, THIS ISLAND WILL BE NOTHING BUT MEMORIES.


DOCTOR KAVIATA RAO (in disbelief and upset)

WHAT DOES THAT MAN THINK HE'S DOING?!


DOCTOR KAVIATA RAO (in disbelief and upset)

INSTEAD OF GOING ROBOT WARRIOR-LIKE, HE SHOULD BE USING HIS POWER TO DISMANTLE THAT THING!


DOCTOR NEMESIS (moody and sarcasm)

HE SEES THAT THING AS A WORK OF ART AND MESSING IT WOULD PROBABLY BE A VIOLATION TO THAT IDIOT'S POINT OF VIEW.


PAGE 11


PANEL 1

Box's right arm is transformed into a weapon and fires at Tess-1! Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spot!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR,


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

IT'S TOO LATE NOW SINCE HE DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THAT ROBOT TO COME OUT AND HE CAN ONLY RECONFIGURE THE BOX ROBOT WHEN HE'S INSIDE IT.


PANEL 2

Box's right arm is back to normal as he continues to hit Tess-1!


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

I “GUESS” IT MAKES SENSE IN A WAY, I MEAN THE GUY IS A AUTISTIC WHO SEEMS MORE COMFORTABLE WITH MACHINES THEN PEOPLE.


DOCTOR NEMESIS (not shown and word box)

HE PROBABLY SEES THAT MACHINE AS A.... UGH.... KINDRED SPIRIT.


PANEL 3

Atelidae is looking out the window.


PIXIE (annoyed and demanding)

HEY! GET AWAY FROM THAT WINDOW!


ATELIDAE (unimpressed)

BITE ME.


PANEL 4

Back to the robot fight, Box is still hitting Tess-1!


PANEL 5

Seeing through Tess-1's eyes, vision scanners detect Atelidae in the building she's in. Atelidae is looking out the window and at Tess-1's direction. Atelidae looks concern.


PAGE 12


PANEL 1

Tess-1 has grabbed both of Box's arms and tears them off! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 2

In the background, Tess-1 is mercilessly beating Box with his own torn out limbs! Upfront, Cyclops is shown! A hot rod engine sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


CYCLOPS (serious and concern)

BLAST IT! HE KNOWS WHERE THE GIRL IS!


PANEL 3

Cyclops does an optic blast as Tess-1 which forces it through a wall! Static ionic energy is shown on the hit spot!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ERROR.


PANEL 4

Inside the building Tess-1 is in, and from above, is Wolverine with claws out dropping down to claw an old friend. In the background is Loa who seems to be planning an attack on the robot herself!


WOLVERINE (tough and deadly)

HEY, BUB, LONG TIME NO SEE.


WOLVERINE (tough and deadly)

LET'S MAKE IT LONGER NEXT TIME.... A LOT LONGER!


LOA (thought balloon and detremined)

IF I CAN MANAGE TO PASS THROUGH THAT ROBOT AND MAKE IT CRUMBLE INTO NOTHING, THEN IT WILL BE THE END OF THIS FIGHT!


PANEL 5

Wolverine tries to cut through the robot, but instead creates three lines of static ionic energy with his claws when he makes contact! Loa makes a run for it towards the robot!


PAGE 13


PANEL 1

Tess-1 gives Wolverine a side punch which sends him flying and through a wall where he keeps going up in the air, because of how powerful the punch was! A hot rod engine sound is made.


WOLVERINE (dazed)

#%@%!


PANEL 2

Tess-1 does an incredible leap and through the building! It makes a Vroom! Ra! Na! Na! Na! Na! Sound.


PANEL 3

Below and through the hole Tess-1 just made is Loa looking up and stumping her foot as if she was having a tantrum!


LOA (loud and having a tantrum)

COME BACK HERE, YOU COWARD!


PANEL 4

Tess-1 is on a roof of a building and is in running mode. A hot rod engine sound is made. And once it reaches the end of the building, it's make another incredible leap. A Vroom! Ra! Na! Na! Na! Na! Sound is made.


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 5

Back to the room Atelidae is in, Atelidae moves around the room like a monkey, while Pixie is trying to teleport the two of them away before Tess-1 gets there! Some furniture and things end up getting teleported!


PIXIE (frustrated and impatient)

WILL YOU HOLD STILL!


PIXIE (frustrated and impatient)

I HAVE TO GET US OUT OF HERE BEFORE THAT ROBOT GETS HERE AND I CAN'T DO THAT IF YOU DON'T HOLD STILL!


ATELIDAE (amused and unimpressed)

SOUNDS LIKE YOU BEEN SNIFFING TOO MUCH OF THE MAGICAL FAIRY DUST IF YOU HAVEN'T YET FIGURED OUT THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE PLAN HERE!


PAGE 14


PANEL 1

Pixie again tries to get Atelidae, while the deviant dodges!


PIXIE (frustrated)

COME ON!


PANEL 2

Pixie tries to use her pixie dust, but Atelidae uses her leaping ability to reach the roof and hold onto a fan light, while holding her breath!


PANEL 3

Atelidae goes down and kicks a table to Pixie's direction who's lucky to dodge it!


PANEL 4

A close look at Atelidae where she sees something that brings a smile to her face!


PANEL 5

Atelidae does a leap with monkey-like agility, while Pixie makes another attempt to get her, but fails!


PAGE 15


PANEL 1

Atelidae stops after she sees the leaping Tess-1 get close through a window!


ATELIDAE (delighted)

TESSY!


PANEL 2

Same as panel 1, but Cannonball appears out of no where a tackles the leaping Tess-1!


PANEL 3

Same as panel 2, but Tess-1 is gone and Atelidae is looking to the right with her head down in disappointment.


ATELIDAE (disappointed)

AW.


PANEL 4

Same as panel 3, but Atelidae leaps out of the way as Pixie tries to teleport her away!


PANEL 5

Outside, Cannonball flies Tess-1 into a building!


TESS-1 (not shown and machine voice)

ERROR.


PAGE 16


PANEL 1

Cannonball's hand is shown grabbing Atelidae's arm!


CANNONBALL (hand only shown and demanding)

THAT WILL BE ENOUGH OF THAT!


ATELIDAE (arm only shown)

HEY!


PANEL 2

Cannonball, fully shown, and still holding Atelidae's arm. An open window behind him reveals how he got in. Pixie looks worried as she failed the X-Men.


PIXIE (worried)

I'M SORRY, CANNONBALL! I TRIED TO GET HER OUT OF HERE BUT....!


CANNONBALL (serious)

IT'S ALRIGHT, PIXIE, I MEAN THIS GIRL HAS BECOME FAMOUS HERE FOR BEING UNCOOPERATIVE, ESPECIALLY WITH THAT MOUTH.


ATELIDAE (annoyed)

OH' SPEAR ME, YOU SELF-IMPORTANT OVER-BRAGGING LOSER!


PANEL 3

Cannonball blast off through the open window and into the open air with Atelidae!


CANNONBALL (serious)

I'LL BE TAKING THE KID OUT OF HERE!


PANEL 4

Down below, Tess-1 comes out of the building through the wall. A hot rod engine sound is made.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 turns it's head when it hears a voice.


HUSK (not shown)

BAD NEWS, BIG GUY.


PAGE 17


PANEL 1

A confident Husk is shown and behind her is Cannonball flying away and already at a distance. Husk is tearing off flesh from her arm to reveal metal with claws on the fingers.


HUSK (confident)

MY BIG BROTHER HAS THE GIRL AND IS HEADING OUT OF HERE, AND WHEN IT COMES TO CARRYING PASSENGERS, HE'S PRETTY MUCH THE FASTEST HERE BECAUSE OF THAT FIELD THAT PROTECTS HIM AND ANYONE HE'S CARRYING, LIKE FRICTION FOR EXAMPLE, SO HE WON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM GOING AT MAXIMUM SPEED.


PANEL 2

A closer look at Husk. She tearing off flesh from her face.


HUSK (confident)

AND FOR WORSE NEWS, YOU GET TO STAY HERE UNTIL WE PULL YOU APART AND DUMP YOU IN A JUNK YARD TO RUST.


PANEL 3

A close look at Husk's eyes which are filled with surprise.


HUSK (surprised)

YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN THAT NO ONE SHOULD MESS WITH THE X-.... WHAT THE?


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PANEL 4

Tess-1 is bent down a bit and has two bad-#$% jets on his back which has a fin on top. On one of the jets are words that look like they were spray-painted on and they say “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!”


TESS-1 (machine voice)

ELIMINATE.


PANEL 5

Tess-1 jets out into the air at great speeds!


HUSK (not shown and loud)

STOP HIM!


PAGE 18


PANEL 1

Tess-1 is still going into the air and Archangel is behind him and catching up!


ARCHANGEL (angry and moody)

YOU'RE GOING NO WHERE!


PANEL 2

Rubber balls fall off the flying Tess-1's back!


COMPUTER READOUT BOX

IMPROVISE.


PANEL 3

The rubber balls hit Archangel and explode with sneezing powder! Archangel is sneezing like crazy while the flying Tess-1 is now at a distance!


PANEL 4

Where Cannonball and Atelidae are, Cannonball is still flying away and is high enough that clouds are under him. Atelidae is fighting him.


ATELIDAE (angry and loud)

LET ME GO!


CANNONBALL (annoyed and in disbelief)

ARE YOU CRAZY, GIRL?! FROM THIS HEIGHT YOU'LL DIE!


ATELIDAE (angry and loud)

WELL, LAND, THEN LET ME GO, MORON!


PANEL 5

A part of Cannonball is shown, while behind him is nothing but clouds.


PANEL 6

Same as panel 5, but the fin of Tess-1's jet pack is shown cutting through the clouds like a shark in water.


PAGE 19


PANEL 1

The flying Tess-1 quickly comes out of the clouds and grabs the surprised Cannonball!


TESS-1 (machine voice)

PROTECT.


PANEL 2

Tess-1 has a hold of Cannonball who has a hold of Atelidae! They are flying out of control because Cannonball can't steer properly because of Tess-1's powerful jets! Cannonball and Atelidae look worried!


CANNONBALL (worried and loud)

THIS DOESN'T LOOK GOOD!


PANEL 3

The three are getting closer to the ground while still going out of control! Cannonball and Atelidae look like they're holding each other!


CANNONBALL AND ATELIDAE (loud and scared)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!


PANEL 4

the three crash right into the ground! Cannonball is still blasting and protecting Atelidae! They leave a trail on the ground which is very noticeable! Some trees get damaged!


PANEL 5

The dazed Cannonball on the ground tries to get up. His surrounding it damaged from the crash.


CANNONBALL (dazed and low tone)

OW.


CANNONBALL (dazed)

WHAT KIND OF PROTECTION WAS THAT?


PAGE 20


PANEL 1

The dazed Cannonball turns around to look behind him and he doesn't like what he sees. Tess-1's shadow is on Cannonball.


PANEL 2

Nothing but blackness with stars.


PANEL 3

Through Cannonball's eyes, Atelidae is shown, but in a blurry way.


ATELIDAE (unimpressed)

WOW, YOU'RE REALLY ARE A LOSER.


PANEL 4

An unconscious Cannonball and the sound of Tess-1's jets which reveals that they're leaving.


PANEL 5

Back to Utopia, with damage.


EMMA FROST (not shown and word box)

BY THE TIME OUR PEOPLE GOT THERE, THEY FOUND AN UNCONSCIOUS CANNONBALL, BUT NO GIRL.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

THE ROBOT OBVIOUSLY GOT HER BACK.


PAGE 21


PANEL 1

Cyclops and Emma Frost are outside walking around. In the background, are X-Men making repairs. Also, Psylocke is with “Angel” who has the sniffles because of the amount of sneezing powder he was exposed to.


EMMA FROST (serious and sarcasm)

PUTTING TOGETHER A TEAM TO GET HER BACK MAY NOT BE A VERY WISE MOVE, SEEING HOW PLEASANT IT WAS FROM THE LAST VISIT.


CYCLOPS (serious)

NO KIDDING IT WOULDN'T BE WISE!


CYCLOPS (serious)

LOOK AT THE DAMAGE THAT ROBOT CAUSED. WE'RE LUCKY WE STILL HAVE A ISLAND TO LIVE ON.


CYCLOPS (serious)

NO, EVEN THOUGH I'M STILL DETERMINED TO FINDING THAT MISSING MUTANT, AS WELL AS MAKING SURE HIS DAUGHTER STAYS SAFE, I'M CHANGING TACTICS TO SOMETHING SIMPLER.


PANEL 2

Elsewhere, Altelidae is sitting on one of Tess-1's hands as the robot walks. She looks depressed.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

LUCKILY, SOMEONE PARTICULAR MANAGED TO COME BACK FROM THE EXILES AFTER WAKING UP FROM A COMA AND SEPARATED FROM SOME CRYSTAL PALACE.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

YEAH, I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT EITHER, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE LIKES TO EXPLAIN THINGS IN A COMPLEX WAY BECAUSE OF HER ADVANCED MIND, BUT IT MAKES HER THE BEST FOR THE JOB AND SHE WAS EAGER TO DO SOMETHING.


PANEL 3

A closer look at Atelidae through advanced binoculars. A tear is falling from one of Atelidae's eyes.


EMMA FROST (not shown and word box)

YOU KNOW, DESPITE MY DIFFICULTY TO READING THE GIRL'S MIND, I DID GET SOME EMPATHIC EXPRESSIONS THAT SEEM TO INDICATE THAT SOMETHING BAD MAY HAVE HAPPEN AT THE JUNK YARD.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

ALL THE MORE REASON TO FIND THE FATHER AND HOPE HE'S STILL ALIVE.


PANEL 4

Sage's eyes, with markings, are shown as she removes the advanced binoculars from them.


EMMA FROST (not shown and word box)

YOU DID WARN HER ABOUT....?


PANEL 5

Tess-1's back is shown as it walks away.


CYCLOPS (not shown and word box)

I TOLD HER ABOUT THE ROBOT AND THAT SHE WAS TO ONLY FOLLOW AND OBSERVE AT A SAFE DISTANCE, AS WELL AS REPORT BACK TO US IF SOMETHING OF INTEREST COMES UP.


PAGE 22


PANEL 1

Sage is sitting on a motorcycle while holding her advanced binoculars and looks like she thinking of something.


THE END