The first issue of X-men Supreme Volume 2: War Powers will bring in some new players. One of them is someone I've hinted at before. The first part of this series will be a three-part arc that will set the stage for some exciting new developments. It'll lead to some new characters, some new plots, and hopefully better stories. You can view an extended preview below:
‘Dang, what is it that makes every human being want to dish out so-called advice to anybody having relationship issues? Is that genetically engrained or something? Maybe Ah should cover mah ears from now on whenever someone offers to talk.’
Sighing bitterly to herself, Rogue couldn’t help but feel the frustration getting to her. She was making a bigger deal of this than she should have. It wasn’t like Scott was becoming distant or anything with her. He was still doing everything he could to be a good boyfriend. Every time she thought about him and Jean she couldn’t help but feel uneasy. Maybe that feeling would go away with time, but she just wasn’t sure.
Rogue was ready to crawl into her room and lock the door for a few hours so she could unwind. Some nice alone time should do her well before she got back to her duties. But before she could get to her room, her cell phone started ringing. Groaning to herself, she grabbed it from her pocket and answered it. Hopefully it wasn’t Logan calling her in for a surprise Danger Room session.
“Yeah, what is it?” she groaned.
“Hello Rogue. It’s good to hear your voice again.”
Rogue froze in mid-stride. She would recognize that voice anywhere.
“Mama?!” she exclaimed, “Where the hell…how did you get mah number?!”
“You’re my daughter. It’s my job to know. I’m sure you’re probably still bitter about the last time we talked, but I’m going to ask you to set that aside for now. Something’s come up and I need to speak with you in person…alone.”
“Yeah right!” scoffed Rogue, “Give meh one good reason I should trust anything you say!”
“Because it’s about your brother. He’s in trouble.”
Rogue’s demeanor immediately shifted. Feelings of anger were replaced with feelings of concern. As much as she resented her mother for deceiving her, she knew there were some lines she wouldn’t cross. Her brother was one of them.
“Mah brother…why? What’s going on?”
“Meet me at hanger seven at Westchester private airport in an hour and I’ll tell you. Come alone. I don’t want the X-men involved in this.”
Before Rogue could ask another question, the line went dead. She tried to see if she could redial, but the number was listed as unknown on her phone. She should have known her mother would be too smart for that.
For a moment Rogue stood conflicted. A part of her wanted to run straight to Xavier and tell him about this. But it wasn’t that simple. This was a complicated family affair that was sure to get more complicated. Every reasonable part of her brain was telling her not to pull a Wolverine and go it alone. However, her gut told her Mystique was being sincere. It may be a feeling that came back to haunt her, but she was going to go through with it. She was just going to have to be extra cautious.
“Damn it all the hell! As if Ah don’t have enough problems,” she groaned, “Guess relationship issues will have to wait.”
So there you have it! X-men Supreme Volume 2: War Powers is set to launch! As always I encourage everyone to provide feedback on this and every installment of the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. Please contact me if ever you have any comments or questions. I'm always ready to listen. Until that initial launch, take care and I wish everyone the best! Excelsior!