Operation: Poisoned Honey
|December 21-24, 2012
|Rossi and Jo
|Read the logs:
"Don't fool youself dat dis is de only reason. Everybody fucks up in dis business. But wit' you, dis is another example of you treating de job like its some kind of game. And dis time, people got hurt."
A one night stand for Cammie is nearly fatal for X-Force.
Following the deaths of two members of the X-Force intelligence network in Madrid, Remy took a small group with him to investigate. They managed to deduct who the next anticipated victim was to be and staked out her apartment with the intention of catching the would-be assassin. When the 'assassin' arrived, however, it turned out he was little more than a local thug, hired specifically for the job and with the instructions to pass on a phone number to his captors.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Cammie was out doing her local bar thing and met up with a young man with similar powers to her own, drinking toxic liquids as a bet with a group of frat boys. The two hit it off and went back to her place. However, Roland had an agenda, and once Cammie had fallen asleep, he killed the doorman and let in his accomplices, the assassins of the Serpent Society. Fortunately for those in the brownstone, Bucky Barnes was awake and sounded the alarm before barricading himself in his apartment.
With the element of surprise lost, the Serpent Society engaged in a number of pitched battles. Artie, who had stayed with Marie-Ange after a powers-induced migraine, was caught in the middle of a fight with Fer-de-Lance and stabbed in the head; Jubilee was injured fighting off a number of assassins while Emma confronted Black Mamba and Ororo and Cammie dealt with Roland - known as Death Adder - before his escape.
In Madrid, Remy called the number, which Doug identified as belonging to the Paris branch of the Hellfire Club, only to discover Belladonna had set the entire thing up as an ambush. Sending Amanda back immediately to find out what was going on, Remy threatened Belladonna with all-out war if anyone had been hurt.
Teleporting back to the brownstone, Amanda arrived just in time to save Artie's life with a healing spell which drained any of the remaining assassins to death. Artie, Marie-Ange and Jubilee were all taken to the medical clinic used by X-Force and the brownstone placed on high alert. Remy sought out Cammie, intending to fire her and kick her out of the brownstone, but managed to be convinced to give her another chance to prove she took the job seriously.
Trivia and Meta
Due to RL issues, Nico and Sarah did not appear in the plot, however they were present during the invasion of the brownstone and have their own stories to be told.
The plot was written by Dex as a 'freebie' for whoever wanted to run it.