I don't own the X-Men, those belong to Marvel Comics and were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Emma Frost was created by Chris Claremont and John Bryne.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was created By Joss Whedon and all the characters with the BTVS TV series are his as well.
The Thundercats were created by Ted Wolf and currently belong to Warner Brothers, at one point in time Marvel comics did do a run of the them in comics form, although DC comics do them now.
Breakfast the next morning....
“Drink it.” Moira told Peter and Mary Jane as she handed both of them a thick looking beverage.
“What is it?” Mary Jane asked.
“Protein shake.” Peter said as he took a sip. “It's supposed to be chocolate right?”
“Yeah. It's store bought.” Moira told them. “I analyzed your webbing and both of you need to increase your protein intake considerably if you don't want to start losing muscle mass.”
“This is your answer?” Peter asked her.
“It's this or you both consume larger portions of meat daily. This is the quick and easy solution, two of these a day. Each.” Moira told him.
Peter nodded. “Probably better for me than the burgers I've been having Kurt get me.”
“I swear, for a boy that loves to cook as much as he does, he gets junk food far too often.” Moira sighed.
“I think he misses having Fred here to take turns in the kitchen.” Xander said as he sniffed the remains of what was in Peter's glass. “Whey protein?”
“With a mix of creatine powder as well.” She told him. “How did you know?”
“Soy smells different.” He told her. “I just might have to start taking some myself sooner or later. You guys get those cards Fury sent you yesterday?”
“I completely forgot about those!” Mary Jane blurted out after downing her beverage... “Nasty.”
“You make those with milk?” Xander asked Moira.
“That's what the instructions said to do why?” She said as she scraped a finger along the inside of the blender and tasted the residue. She made a face.
“Try adding a scoop of Ovaltine too.” He said. “something I heard back in high school.”
“I'll make a note of that next time.” She said.
“So aside from shopping in the city and swinging by Four Freedoms plaza, what else are we doing?” Xander asked the spectacular spider duo.
“I want to stop by the Bugle, say goodbye to a few people.” Peter told him. “Think I can wear that suit Fury left me?”
“Yeah, Forge got the bugs out of it.” Xander told him as he picked up another piece of bacon.
“It was bugged?” Peter asked, surprised.
“Yep.” Xander told him. “Information is a key part of his operation. That and knowing what to do with it.”
“But it didn't trigger my.... it wasn't for ill intent.” Peter sighed. “It's a little tricky sometimes. Usually it's good for just about everything.”
“Maybe you've been ignoring it a bit.” Mary Jane told him. “Mine's great for just about everything. Especially walking around in the dark, though the night vision's good too.”
“Rub it in why don't you?” Peter sighed. “So shopping followed by the fantastic four and the Daily Bugle.” Peter recited. “That sounds like a pretty full day.”
“Sure it does. The real question is how many people are going with us on the shopping part?” Xander asked.
“What do you mean?” Peter asked.
“Exactly how long have you and Mary Jane been dating?” Xander asked him.
“Huh?” Peter asked as Mary Jane giggled.
An hour and a half later....
“Seriously, why does it take this many people to go shopping?” Peter asked Xander as the majority of the female population of the mansion were running about the store.
“We're men Peter. It's our job to bear this.” Xander told him as Mary Jane came up and threw a pile of clothes into Peter's arms for him to try on. Xander grinned as the younger teen shot him a glare as he was forced towards the changing rooms.
“Sometimes it's just good being the transport.” Xander grinned. “At least when they're not being grabby.”
Three hours after that....
“Thank god that's over.” Peter sighed as everything had been stashed back at the mansion.
“Yeah now you just need to remove all of the tags, size stickers and wash everything before you can wear them.” Xander told him which made Peter slump his shoulders in defeat.
“I don't remember shopping ever being this bad.” Peter sighed.
“You're just not used to it.” Xander told him. “I still don't like it myself but I have to put up with it from time to time. Now the real question is, how do you want us to go to Four Freedoms Plaza? As Peter Parker or as Spider-Man?”
“May as well go in Costume.” Peter said. “Give them more of a valid reason to give us some of their unstable molecules. You and Mary Jane should probably go too.”
“You think she's ready for her New York debut?”
“Mostly yeah. That little glamor Wanda did to the costume works great. I'd forgotten she can do that kind of magic.” Peter told him.
“She did spend some time with Strange on the crossroads.” Xander said with a nod. “She knows her stuff and what magic she can't do, she can alter the probability of what she does in order to get the same effect. So, go gear up and let's get this show on the road.”
“Let me tell Mary Jane first. She might need some time to prepare.” Peter said.
Xander nodded and watched the teen run off towards the girl's wing.
“Whoo hoo!” Mary Jane shouted as she swung effortlessly on another webline.
Peter sighed as he kept pace, just behind her. She was enjoying this way too much. She swung up and flipped onto a building's wall and he did the same. “Now I know why you can't drive.” She told him with a grin.
“Who needs to when we have this right?” Peter smiled, though it couldn't be seen under his mask.
“I don't know. It always seem to come in handy for me.” Cheshire said as he appeared next to them. “Still you guys have it pretty fun. I either have to roof hop or float and teleport my way around the skyline.”
“I could loan you my web shooters.” Spider-Man offered. “I don't really need them at this point.”
“Didn't you say your Spider-Sense was a key component to web swinging? Besides my mass is variable, could get weird.” Cheshire grinned. “Come on, Four Freedoms is about five blocks away.”
“Why did you take us so far from there?” Spider-Woman asked.
“I wanted to make sure you didn't make a fool of yourself swinging around.” Cheshire grinned.
She huffed indignantly before casting another line and swinging off.
“Man I love watching her go.” Spider-Man sighed.
“Better go catch up there guy.” Cheshire chided.
“D'Oh!” Peter said before taking off himself.
Four Freedoms Plaza.....
“So their portion begins on the fiftieth floor?” Cheshire asked Spider-Man.
“Something like that.” Spidey said as he landed on the glass. “I think it would be best to wait here. First time I met them they kind of didn't react well.”
“Good call.” Cheshire said as a little robot started floating down from the top of the building.
Reed Richards face appeared on the little robot's monitor. “Can I help you?”
“We need to talk.” Spider-Man said.
“My readings indicated you've gained significant height and mass. How do I know you're really Spider-Man?” Richards asked.
“The first time I was here, I was looking for a job.” Spider-Man sighed.
“All right, come on up.” Reed said after a few moments scrutiny.
“When did they build this place?” Cheshire asked Spider-Man as they ascended the building.
“A little over six months ago I think. It practically sprung up overnight. The Baxter building used to be here. I'm not to clear on the details though.” Spider-Man said with a shrug as the climbed.
“These upper levels are kind of hard to hold onto.” Spider-Woman said as the continued going up.
“Probably an added security feature.” Cheshire told them. “Still easy to teleport through. I guess they haven't figured out my ability yet.”
“Do you know how you teleport?” Spider-Woman asked.
“Not really.” Cheshire grinned.
“You are terrible.” Spider-Woman said as they reached the top.
“So what brings you here with your.... friends?” Reed asked Spider-Man.
“We need your help.” Spider-Man told him.
“With what precisely?” Reed asked.
Spider-Man looked around. “Not up here. People are watching.”
“Inside then.” Cheshire said as he gestured towards the door Reed had come through.
Floor 72, lounge area.....
“So what is it you needed to speak with me about.” Reed asked.
“A couple of things, but the first is Doctor Doom.” Spider-Man said.
“We have the new situation under observation.” Reed told him.
“Yeah,” Spider-Man said as he reached for his mask. “But he's running around in a clone of my body.”
“Huh.” Reed said as he realized who Spider-Man was before he even finished taking off his mask. “Isn't that duplicitous to sell photos of yourself?” He asked Peter.
“Considering that if I were to reveal myself as the person supplying 'evidence' to my 'crimes'? If Spider-Man were a legal identity and not just a guy in a mask he could sue Jameson for Libel.” Peter said. “Doom cloned himself from me. He has my powers along with whatever else he can come up with.”
“That changes the outcome very little with Doom I'm afraid.” Reed said after a moment's contemplation. “Only now he has a face he isn't afraid to show to the world.”
“The fact that he's stronger, faster and aware of every single danger to him doesn't change things?” Cheshire asked.
“No, not really. It is Victor after all.” Reed said softly. “I assume you were the one who gave me the Stretch Armstrong for Christmas?”
“Actually that was Victor's idea. Way he told it you were a terrible roommate in college.” Cheshire grinned.
“Well he wasn't exactly a walk in the park himself.” Reed defended. “Anyway that was ages ago. Why else are you here?”
“I'm with a group of teenagers with various powers at the moment. Most of which could use some clothing that's more than durable.” Peter said.
“You need to treat their work wear with unstable molecules then. Is that all?” Reed asked.
“It's that easy?” Spider-Woman asked.
“It can be. Ben and Johnny are elsewhere at the moment and they're the more confrontational of our group.” Reed said. “And Susan's napping right now.”
“Well then. We're going to need enough for about thirty outfits.” Cheshire told him.
“Wait here and I'll go get some.” Reed told him.
Shrugging at Cheshire, Peter sat at on of the couches and picked up the latest issue of Popular Mechanics.
Mary Jane picked up an issue of Cosmo and Xander sighed as he couldn't find a copy of Cracked anywhere.
“That was oddly unfulfilling.” Xander mused as they stood in line for coffee in their civilian clothes.
“I know.” Mary Jane said. “I was expecting something.... just more.”
“Maybe your powers counteract my weird shit happening powers.” Xander joked.
Just then a taxi landed on the sidewalk outside of the shop.
Xander felt Emma caressing his mind. “This one's being taken care of.” He told the other two.
“The sub?” Peter asked.
“Yep. Though I'm going to owe them some coffee.” Xander told them as the line moved forward.
Fred sighed after sipping his extra tall cappuccino “Man, it's been a busy summer so far. I didn't realize the big city was so crazy.”
“It's been interesting.” Emma told Xander. “How are things at home?”
“Full.” Xander grinned. “We've doubled our population.”
“Glad I'm not there right now then.” Emma sighed. “Jean getting along fine without me?”
“She's dealing. She's been spending a lot of time with Alex's girlfriend.” Xander told her. “So what's your usual mode of operations here? Just make sure people don't see you?”
“That's pretty much it. With the Vulture it's just a matter of making him think up is down.” Emma smirked. “That one was pretty funny.”
“How's Kurt handling the cooking load?” Fred asked.
“He's doing okay, Peter's aunt is helping him.” Xander told him. “Though they are working on a cookbook. You may want to call him on that one though.”
“I'd love to contribute but the kitchen at that apartment you gave us is really tiny.” Fred told him.
“It's a basement apartment.” Xander said with a shrug. “They're there and they're cheap. You're living there for free and out of the Mansion for the summer.”
“I really do appreciate you guys giving me some time off.” Peter told them.
“It's no big deal.” Emma told him. “We both wanted to do something interesting this summer and living a slightly bohemian lifestyle has been kind of fun. We've been going to shows every other night.”
“Plus that Rhino guy is pretty fun to punch.” Fred mused as he bit into his biscotti.
“So can we watch you talk to Jameson?” Emma asked Peter.
“Telepath right?” Peter asked softly.
“Sorry, you're broadcasting.” Emma grinned. She wasn't really sorry. These two were interesting.
“So what am I thinking right now?” Mary Jane asked her.
“Is that even legal in this state?” Emma smirked.
Peter spat out his coffee.
The Daily Bugle.....
“I'm here for my final check Robbie.” Peter said softly.
“You're really leaving us?” Robbie asked him. “Jameson was talking about getting you to sign an exclusive contract.”
“Don't tell me, readership is down since I've stopped photographing Spider-Man.” Peter said softly.
“Thirty percent in newstand sales.” Robbie told him. “Even with that article on Doom being cloned from you.”
“Not my fault Robbie.” Peter told him. “Now where is he?”
“In his office.” Robbie told him.
“I'll be back in a minute.” Peter told him before walking towards his next target.
“I'm going to be clear on this Jameson... This is an opinion of mine, despite how true it might or might not be. I believe you're the worst kind of asshole there is. You're so full of it that you can't even understand why people hate you. I'm done here. If you see my name in other papers, well that's just because they actually pay me.” Peter said to the man who'd given him his first real job.
“Now listen here Parker.... I paid you fair wages for those photos.” James said.
“No you didn't.” Peter told him. “I know because I checked. One more thing, Hitler called and he wants his mustache back.” He said before walking out of the office, hopefully for the last time.
“Feel better?” Mary Jane asked him.
“A bit.” Peter smiled. “Let's go deposit this check and go home.”
“Sounds like a plan.” Mary Jane grinned.
“So what were you thinking about back at the coffee shop?” Peter asked her.
“Play your cards right, and I'll tell you.” She teased.