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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.
Xander looked up from his newspaper. “So you're back.” He said as watched his clone enter the kitchen.
“I am.” Ben agreed. “Anything interesting happen while I was gone?”
“Not much.” Xander said. “You win anything?”
“Enough.” Ben told him. “I might start going to Atlantic City once a month to top off my coffers, but I'll get by.”
“Be sure to vary your casinos.” Xander reminded him. “Can't have them catching on too quickly.”
“Of course not.” Ben snorted. “I would like to think I know what I'm doing. Still, good times were had by all.”
“Where's that Felicia girl?” Xander asked.
“Helping a friend acquire some new housing in Los Angeles.” Ben grinned. “She's getting a house near the UCLA campus.”
“Do I even want to know?” Xander asked.
“Probably not. Might break your married little mind.” Ben grinned.
“Bachelors.” Xander sighed as he folded up his paper.
“Stodgy married people.” Ben snickered.
“We'll be going.” Xander told him. “By the way, you may want to do some laundry.”
“You... you didn't clean up after yourselves did you?” Ben asked.
“Did you?” Xander asked.
“Dammit.” The housekeeper swore as she checked her vacuum. “Who the hell brought an animal in here? Bag's clogged already.”
“Point.” Ben nodded. “Thanks for watching over the place.”
Xander snorted. “Didn't do much. Your kids are pretty self reliant. They go at it like rabbits anyways. That sort of stuff doesn't exactly happen like that at Xaviers.”
“We're more of a free thinking group here. Self education is key. We've got the tools here to identify where they're weak at in their education and the materials to correct it. We're getting by.” Ben told him.
“You might be getting some more students sooner or later. Think you can keep this up with a higher population?” Xander asked.
“Probably not. Larger numbers means more structure.” Ben shrugged. “We'll adapt.”
“All right. Till next time, little brother.” Xander grinned as he faded from sight.
Ben snorted. “Whatever, Old man.”
“Yes!” Mesmero cried as his Lord graced him with his mental presence once again. “Of course!”
“What is it?” Essex asked.
“The second key.” Mesmero said. “It's in two parts. One in London, one in New York. This one's going to be tricky. Bringing it together is just the first step.”
“I take it you have a plan?” Essex asked.
“Certainly. Though I'm going to take one of our tools with me.” Mesmero said as Pietro entered the room.
Essex grinned. “This means we're getting closer to our goal.”
“Long live Apocalypse.” Mesmero said softly as he and Pietro left the room.
Essex almost laughed after the two were out of earshot. “Long live Apocalypse. The longer he's around, the more I can learn from him and his vassals.”
“And we're back baby!” Xander said as he and Cordelia appeared inside the mansion.
There was no one around to greet them.
“Huh. Perfectly good entrance, wasted.” Xander mused.
“Are you going to put me down any time soon?” Cordelia asked him.
“Nope.” Xander grinned.
She sighed. He was incorrigible sometimes.
Elsewhere in the house.....
“Problems?” Peter Parker asked his girlfriend.
“No, it's just hard to boil this down to a few hundred words.” Mary Jane told him. “Each of the interviews I've done, they all hold so much in them you know? None of them seemed to have had it easy.”
“That's part of being human I guess. Life is meant to be a challenge. If it were easy, well you've seen how some people turn out.” Peter told her.
“Yeah.” She nodded. “Think I could call Mr. Jackson? This would fit better in a Sunday edition.”
“Worth a shot.” Peter shrugged. “It's a human interest story anyways.”
The Back Yard.....
“One of us. One of us.” The Jamies all chanted.
“Is this creeping anyone else out?” Bobby asked the others. They nodded.
“I knew Logan thought the sumo suit thing was hilarious, but why is Jamie fighting himself?” Theresa asked Hank.
“Difference of opinion I'm afraid. A few of Jamie's clones have been reading ahead in the library and have gotten all 'uppity' I believe is the phrase.” Hank sighed. “How that happened when they're all mentally connected, I've no idea.”
“What, like you've never been uncertain of a decision before?” Logan grunted. “This may not be the best way to make up his mind, but it's certainly more entertaining than most.”
“You're just saying that cause you have a reason to pull out the suits.” Ororo chided.
“They're the ultimate solution here Stormie. Not powers, just plain old fashioned wrasslin' Sumo style.” Logan grinned.
“You can be such a child sometimes Logan.” Ororo sighed.
“Yet I'm old enough to be your great grandfather.” Logan countered.
Hank fought the urge to roll his eyes. This was an argument he'd heard far too many times already.
“You know, it occurs to me.... who's watching over New York this summer?” Mary Jane asked her boyfriend as she hung up the phone.
“I knew there was something we forgot!” He said as he snapped his fingers. “Darn it!”
“I've got it.” Xander said as he entered the kitchen. “That is if it's okay?” He said to Cordelia who was right behind him.
“Should be fine. I don't think we're going on another recruitment drive this summer.” Cordelia told him.
“Lord help us if we do.” Xander sighed. “This place is crowded.”
“Which is why Ben will be doing some recruiting.” Charles Xavier said as he walked into the kitchen. “Although, there's one here in the state that should prove to work quiet well with Theresa in particular.”
“Oh?” Cordelia asked, her curiosity getting the better of her.
“Her powers manifested during her Glee Club's final performance. It would have taken them to state if they were competing this year.” Charles said. “Her name is Alison Blaire.”
“I'll get her.” Xander said. “As long as it's just one and nearly local.”
“Thank you.” Charles grinned. “Now have you seen the commotion that's going on out back? It's quite amusing.”
Peter shuddered. “I caught a glance. That's just creepy.”
“He has a thing about clones.” Mary Jane said as she shook her head.
“Don't we all?” Xander mused.
A few days later....
“Eric... Your son is nearby.” Caliban said to the leader of the mutant sanctuary.
“What?” Eric said as he looked up from his book.
“He's.... That way.” Caliban said as he pointed towards the West. He paused. “He's gone.”
“Dammit.” Eric swore. “Thank you Caliban.” Eric said as closed his book. “I'm going to go investigate.”
“Be careful Eric. Things.... may be waiting.” Caliban said.
“What do you sense friend?” Eric asked him.
Eric nodded and went outside to go investigate. That's when he saw it. A giant Spider....
“What the hell?” He said as he focused on it. It was an energy construct, but there was metal in it, somewhere. The creature breeched the gates.
Eric growled. It didn't matter why it was here, it was destroying his home. For that, it would pay.
Outside the compound....
“What the hell is that?” A news crew shouted as the giant spider made it's way through the compound walls.
“I don't know, but get it on camera!” The on site reporter shouted. “If Trilby can do a piece here, so I can I!”
“Boss, I'm getting some kind of interference.” The Camera man said as the image in his eyepiece wavered.
“Damn it, he's using his powers to fight whatever that is!” The reporter shouted as he watched the one known as Magneto literally rip the giant spider apart, causing it to dissipate. It left behind two small metallic fragments behind.
Inside the compound...
Eric gasped. He hadn't used his powers to that level in a long time.
“What the hell was that about?” Callisto asked him as she approached.
“I don't know.” Eric said after he caught his breath. “I think my son was involved though.”
“Where would a twerp get his hands on something like that?” Callisto asked.
“That, I don't know. But I intend to find out.” Eric said as he gathered the two pieces of metal up and walked back towards the house. “Call Xavier. We could use a hand in rebuilding the outer wall.”
“I will.” Callisto told him as she followed him inside.
A door with a spider design on it opened. It was the second of three doors.
“Damn.” Scott said as he watched the latest recruit use Theresa's sonic screams to power her own light based attacks. “Light and Sound.” Scott said. “They could make a devastating pair.”
“Not could.” Logan said. “Will.”
“They're both pretty good singers too.” Ororo said. “Might make for a good cover.”
Xander pinched the bridge of his nose. “Not again.” He muttered.
“I thought you liked designing costumes?” Kitty asked him. “You're really good at it.”
“Screw you guys, I'm going to Manhattan.” Xander said as he vanished from sight.
“He really doesn't like designing the costumes.” Scott told Kitty.
“I know, it's just fun to mess with him. He's really good at it either way.” She said with a shrug.
“True. He does the basics, but that tailor does the rest.” Logan grunted. “That man has a real gift.”
There was a bright flash from down below.
“I guess we need to up the difficulty.” Logan said with a grin. “She just might have a home here if she decides to stay.”
“Hey.” Ben said into the phone. “You want me to help you move in? I guess. I'm pretty handy in moving furniture. What did you end up getting?” He asked as he wrote down the address. “That's a little far from campus isn't it?” He asked. “It used to be a hotel? Why buy it? You felt inspired? Sure. I suppose my team can come help renovate. I'll need to make some calls first so I can take them out there. Sure. See you in say, two days? I'll even help you break a few of the rooms in.” He grinned. “Say hi to Felicia for me.”
He chuckled as he hung up the phone. “The Hyperion Hotel....” He grinned. “Should prove to be a challenge.”