|Dates run:||(Phase 1) October 30, 2012 - November 21, 2012 / (Phase 2) October 30, 2013 - November 21, 2013|
|Read the logs:||Katabasis|
While investigating a rumor that some old foes have resurfaced, the X-Men improbably encounter a very familiar face.
Hairbag is the only member of the Nasty Boys still on the loose after Jailbreak. In that time since he's spent it growing himself a tidy criminal empire in Hungary, including smuggling, drug running and mutant trafficking. Meanwhile, Slab and Ramrod(*snort*) are being shipped from their respective prisons to Russia in order to face trial for other outstanding warrants. Not forgetting his old comrades-in-arms, Hairbag decides to bust them out and smuggle them to Hungary.
When Scott gets word of a rumored break-out, he figures that the X-Men can help out. He personally requests Kyle and Marius because... well, Reasons. He also asks along Sooraya due to her connections with X-Corps and experience with human trafficking. They take to Budapest and stake-out, discovering the rumors are indeed true, and catching Hairbag's gang in the middle of transporting a group of mutant girls. Sooraya and Scott take after Ramrod who has two kidnapped girls with him, while Marius and Kyle go after Slab and Hairbag, who also are being followed with a truck full of Hairbag's thugs and another one of the kidnapped girls. On their way to rescue the girl, a mysterious figure on a motorcycle steps in and helps out. The motorcyclist gets the girl to safety, only to then be pursued by Hairbag, Slab, and the remainder of his gang. Marius, on look-out, recognizes the mutant signature of the motorcyclist and radios to Kyle they need to help out, NOW.
Thinking they have the motorcyclist cornered, Slab, Hairbag and his goons advance, only to have the motorcyclist turn around and start fighting back, hard. The cavalry arrives in the form of Marius and Kyle. During the fight the cyclist takes her helmet off, revealing in dramatic fashion one Jennie Stavros, and together the three current and former X-Men mop the floor with the remaining Nasty Boys.
Opponents vanquished, the reunion is almost cut short as Jennie tries to leg it. However, noticing the bruising on her face (from an earlier beating in Prague) and the fact that during the fight her bike took some damage and she won't be getting anywhere fast, Marius and Kyle attempt to convince her to return. Jennie remains unswayed until the timely arrival of Scott. Faced with her old CO, Jennie finally breaks and agrees to return with them.
At the mansion Jennie's injuries are treated, and she decides to stay and rest for a few days to heal before moving on, in the interest of protecting the school from the danger she is currently in. However, a phone call to an individual from Jennie's past reveals that the X-Men may have a compromise of their own, and Jennie decides to stay on a more permanent basis in order to root out the mole and keep her old team safe. However, due to the sensitive nature of the situation, where Jennie has been in the last three years remains a closely guarded secret. For now.
Trivia and Meta
- This was Sooraya's first real mission as an X-Men trainee.
This is Jennie's re-entrance plot to the mansion.
The events of this plot still occurred in Phase 2, but specifics, such as which characters were involved, remain fuzzy for the purposes of not breaking the world. ;)