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Following their solving of a murder and saving of a wedding, Quentin Quire and Hank McCoy woke up in bed together and and Quentin's telepathy had finally returned after the Shadow King incident. Warren Worthington began the long road to redeeming himself, talking things over with Miles Morales and asking Hope Abbott for help in rebuilding his reputation; Kevin Sydney was doing something similar after his sudden departure, asking Marie-Ange Colbert for his job with X-Force back (with some adjustments) and having a long talk with Gabriel Cohuelo about why he left. Things were less successful with Nina Thurman, who remained angry and hurt at his 'betrayal'.
Wanda Maximoff returned to the mansion after getting help from the Exemplars in rebalancing her powers after the blood curse. New resident Theresa Cassidy arrived from Muir Island, where she had been helping with their fundraising, with intentions to assist with the Mutant Underground.
The biggest drama of the month was a malfunction of the Danger Room as the result of some SHIELD tech, which resulted in various mansion residents being thrown into fictional worlds- The Last of Us, Harry Potter, The Illiad, Star Wars, Minecraftand Welcome to Nightvale. Each group had to work their way through each scenario, with or without awareness of their plight. Garrison Kane and Everett Thomas became the retrieval party, while Team!Science worked to repair the damage. Everyone survived without lasting damage beyond some bruises, but there was a lingering mistrust of the Danger Room for some time. Jean Grey was unsettled by Laurie Collins' willingness to sacrifice a team mate to cure a zombie virus and Kyle Gibney echoed the sentiment when Laurie told him about it.
Artie Maddicks was also having problems, although unrelated to the Danger Room incident, and Gabriel Cohuelo discovered just how much Artie resented Xorn's solution to the end of the world and the 'fake' versions of dead friends roaming around, Terry being the latest.
Shortly after this event, Christian Kane appeared, asking for the X-Men to assist with a rescue mission on a remote island. It seemed straightforward, but no-one had anticipated the giant monsters battling each other, and it was with difficulty that their targets were extracted.
After all the drama of the end of the month, Amanda Sefton took her X-Force teammates to Beaumont-les-Bains, the small French township where she had a cottage, given to her by Remy once upon a time, and the group had a chance to bond over red wine and good food.
Dec 1 - Murder They Tweeted: Hank texts Sue a picture of Quentin at the wedding, and about the murder; Quentin and Hank have some post-wedding fun. Miles goes to confront Warren post-demon about his actions while he was possessed.
Dec 2 - Murder They Tweeted: Quentin discovers two things in the morning: he's in bed with Hank, and his telepathy is back.
Dec 3 - Alex announces he’s fundraising for presents for the children of the Mutant Underground and asks for donations and help shopping.
Dec 4 - Laurie texts Kyle to ask if he can smell electronics.
Dec 6 - Maya mentions she asks Salvation Army staff about their beliefs, with no intention of donating. Quentin's good mood leaves Jean feeling rattled, even though he actually does have good news for once.
Dec 7 - Amanda discovers Pete Shelley, a member of Buzzcocks, has died. Jean posts an article about how the centre of the galaxy smells like rum and raspberries.
Dec 9 - Darcy posts a Queen tribute to Chanukah to celebrate the last night. Kevin drops in on Gabriel with booze and disarming honesty as they discuss his reasons for leaving. Terry and Jean meet up for shopping and donuts.
Dec 10 - Kevin returns to the Snow Valley offices to ask for a job. Terry meets Sooraya and they talk about the Mutant Underground and Terry’s fundraising for Muir. Terry meets Angelo to talk about X-Corps. Warren asks Hope for help rebuilding his ruined reputation.
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Dec 12 - Jubilee texts Gabriel to ask him how he feels about cocktail parties. Gabriel texts Kevin to tell him he took some of his booze while he was gone.
Dec 13 - Jubilee texts Kevin now that he’s back, informing him of an interesting wager she’s made. Jean-Phillipe makes a journal entry about footage from the Miss Universal National Costume being discussed online.
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Dec 16 - The Danger Room Paradox: Garrison, Everett and Team!Scienceget down to upgrading the Danger Room with new tech on a quiet Sunday afternoon, which doesn't go as expected; having worked out the extent of the disaster, plans are made to fix things; in the Harry Potter Universe, group of newly de-aged mansionites - Angelo, Alex, Hope, Marie-Ange, Jean-Phillipe and Stephen - find themselves a little… wrapped up; in The Last of Us, Laurie, Xavin, and Felicia have been dropped into an unknown location in what appears to be the middle of winter and will have to determine what's going on and who else is there, while in another spot nearby, Jean, Rahne, and Natasha are going through the same thing; in Welcome to Night Vale, it’s ...not that welcoming for Topaz, Nica, Miles, Jubilee and Warren; in Minecraft, Kyle and Terry arrive in a strange place that appears to be made of the color orange and cubes, and incidentally they are also made of cubes; Darcy and Bobby are also in a world of cubes, although theirs is more floral and forested, and Bobby identifies the world as Minecraft; Star Wars: A long time ago in a galaxy far away... Kevin, Bobbi, Wanda, Sooraya, Maya and Amanda are a group of Rebels infiltrating an Empire prison planet, with no idea of their true identities or that this is all a fiction; and in The Illiad, Meggan, Sharon, Ty, Kurt, Clea, and Logan have been dropped into the middle of the Greek camp and have to quickly take stock of the situation without being discovered; Harry Potter: o matter where you go, there’s always a troll; The Last of Us: the group now seeks shelter, clues to what has happened to the world, and where exactly they are, amd another question that looms large is why Natasha has a note indicating they need to go to Baltimore; Welcome to Night Vale:the local library serves as a good place to hide, minus the librarians; Minecraft: Terry and Kyle explore, offer commentary on the weirdness of their environment, and accidentally discover they can make things; they also discover that they can not only talk to people nearby, but to each other - which is a surprise since they're scattered all over what seems to be an infinitely large world; Star Wars: after their ‘crash landing’, the group follows former-slave-convict-now-thief Aola’Toor into the prison; The Illiad: after questioning a hapless soldier who stumbled out of his tent, the group now knows they've somehow ended up on the beaches below the city of Troy during the Trojan War, and the question now becomes how do they get back to their own reality; Harry Potter: say hello to the a-maze-ing flying Angelo as he solves the second riddle; The Last of Us: food must be found, no matter how unpleasant the job is and after narrowly escaping a zombie ambush where Rahne is bitten, the group establishes camp in an abandoned house and have split up to find transportation and supplies; Welcome to Night Vale: the group’s various issues, along with an Angel tagalong, help them get through town and find Cecil’s boyfriend; Minecraft: Bobby has set the others to making things, and nobody but him likes it, and Clarice is especially displeased; Darcy discovers that when you die, you lose your stuff - but not your life - and that she might be able to hack Minecraft with her powers, maybe, if Bobby could just remember any of the in game cheat commands; Star Wars: so far, so good - the group manage to get to the strong room and retrieve their prize, before things go horribly wrong; The Illiad: after coming up with their plan of action, the group splits into two smaller groups with Sharon and Logan off to cause the biggest distraction they can while the others work on getting to the walls of Troy; Harry Potter: Death is only temporary, uuuuuuuuuuuh right? Hope is 'killed' for the sake of solving the next riddle; The Last of Us: after a restless night in the abandoned house, the group leaves in the large SUV they've managed to start up and provision, as the faster the progress they make to Baltimore the better; Welcome to Night Vale: Cecil has been taken by a Librarian, so our heroes go in to save him; Minecraft: Bobby is the only one who knows anything about this game, but he has a theory about how they might get to go home; It turns out Bobby's plan involves more of the same - digging, farming, building; Star Wars: the traitor is double-crossed, the former Sith is dead and the rest of the group are in a cell - has the mission completely failed?; The Illiad: Meggan and Clea have split off from Kurt and Ty to face off against Aetenor and Dolon, respectively; The Last of Us: as it gets toward sundown, the group decides to seek shelter again for the night, as they don't know the hunting patterns of the zombies and they need to look for more supplies for Rahne and for themselves.; Minecraft: Kyle and Terry and Darcy make food - and Darcy reports that she can't cheat them home by command-killing the dragon; poor Clarice - she's gotten all the teleporting of a Minecraft Enderman and all the downsides too, like not wanting to be looked at, and Terry and Clarice make armor and conversation; Star Wars: Tara’s body is hauled away to be transported back to her Inquisitor father; The Illiad: in the open plains below the city of Troy, Sharon and Logan dressed in the battle gear they had stumbled upon earlier cause a ruckus and face off against Hector and Aeneas, heroes of legend; The Last of Us:Rachel has joined their group amidst their escape, and the consensus had been to get this place in Baltimore as fast as possible to save Rahne, who's stuck in an between state of werewolf and not, and avoid any more close calls; Minecraft: Bobby explains enchanting weapons to Kyle, and Kyle does not turn himself into a parrot; it turns out some of their powers do work in this weird Minecraft world, they just have to be clever about it; Star Wars: meeting up near the hangers after their escape, the Rebels fight their way out to a shuttle, and off the planet; The Illiad: Kurt and Ty breach the walls of Troy in whatever shape or form they can then go back for the others; the walls of Troy have been breached and in the ensuing chaos everyone has to find each other again because their chance of survival is better in larger numbers, and no one wants to get accidentally left behind; Harry Potter: the final showdown, where, spoiler alert: Marie-Ange gets to stab someone; Team!Science manage to haul back the group from The Illiad, but it's not the gentlest ride, and Garrison and Ev come up with the solution of going to fetch each group themselves; Star Wars: mission accomplished, the Rebels are on their way back to base, and two strangers turn up in the shuttle while they’re in hyperspace; Minecraft: having found what they need, the group is sent down to dig obsidian and build a portal; the team goes through their portal - and finds the way home; The Last of Us: while the group debates what to do for Rahne, a solution arrives from an unexpected place; everyone retrieved, Team!Science gets down to shutting things down for good; Cecilia makes a journal entry saying I told you so.
Dec 17 - Felicia posts to her Instagram to let people know she’s alive, but pissed off. The Danger Room Paradox: Topaz texts Ty and Hope about her adventures in Night Vale and her lack of magic there; Miles is relieved to have his normal body back; Marie-Ange asks X-Force to check in after the Danger Room incident; Darcy never wants to hear Minecraft zombies again. Clarice complains about the cost of private islands. Matt shares his favourite Christmas music by Straight No Chaser.
Dec 18 - The Danger Room Paradox: Maya boasts about being a Star Wars hotshot pilot; Laurie texts Kyle about arguing with Jean about wanting to cut into Natasha’s head to cure the zombie virus; Terry texts Kyle to let him know Minecraft doesn’t count as a second date.
Dec 19 - Clint invites the mansion to a decorating party at his and Matt’s fathers’ apartment in New York; he also texts Matt to ask if he wants to spend the night before at the condo.
Dec 20 - Gabriel checks on Artie and discovers just how Not Okay he is.
Dec 21 - X-Men Mission: Skull Island: Christian Kane meets with the X-Men to ask for help with a group of Chinese mutants seeking a crash site and valuable information on Skull Island.
Dec 22 - X-Men Mission: Skull Island: Cyclops and Rogue fly through an unusual storm to get to the island and manage to land the Blackbird; safely on the ground, two teams go out to find the information and crash survivors and the Chinese team while one team stays to repair Blackbird, damaged in the storm; Cyclops, Dominion, Nightcrawler, Spider-Man and Xavin encounter giant bugs and the native people living on the island; Marvel Girl, Rogue, Blink, Bevatron, Wolverine and Dagger find the Chinese team battling a kaiju; back at the Blackbird, Dust and Spectrum, along with Hank, Reed and Sue, work on repairs and taking readings; at the village, Cyclops’ team finds the plane crash survivors who tell them the island is a battleground for giant monsters; Marvel Girl’s team have trouble convincing the Chinese team they are there to help as well as battling the monster; the Blackbird team is attacked by a giant carnivorous plant; Christian Kane texts Dominion to ask for help escaping a cave they’re trapped in by giant bugs; Cyclops’s team wind up fighting another kaiju; Marvel Girl’s team and the Chinese mutants battle a giant ape; the science team head to the cave and discover that the island itself is two enormous creatures battling each other by spawning giant monsters and agree it’s best to leave the island to itself; Christian departs with the survivors and the data while the X-Men take off in the Blackbird.
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Dec 25 - Christmas Day.
Dec 26 - Boxing Day. Lorna leaves Alex a present, 2 tickets to see Imagine Dragons in Vegas on New Years Eve. Garrison and Adrienne relax poolside while on vacation for Christmas and discuss next steps.
Dec 27 - Maya wonders if she should take up extreme sport, Garrison points out the Danger Room has programs that can simulate that. Amanda puts up a message to X-Force letting them know about the team’s new years plans if anyone’s interested.
Dec 28 - Megan posts up to let people know she took her first holiday somewhere warm, and she really enjoyed it, apart from the mosquitoes.
Dec 29 - Topaz posts to let people know that Black Mirror might just be messing with her head. Laurie posts she doesn’t really get the point of musicals like The Sound of Music.
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Dec 31 - In Beaumont-les-Bains, X-Force has dinner with the Baron d'Rochfort and are welcomed to the town.