The weirdness of a town called Bayville] a
Fanfic Challenge Entry by Todd
It was another normal day at Bayville high school. Well
. . normal by Bayville standards. Any other school would consider Bayville
as 'weird in a creepy way'. It was lunch time and, as usual, the place was
"I'm bored", came the voice of Pietro from
the Brotherhood table
"We know Pietro", said Lance with a sigh,
"you've told us a thousand times already".
"I didn't think you'd notice", said Pietro bitterly,
"your usually too busy staring at Pryde".
Lance narrowed his eyes at Pietro before causing a
tremor underneath the speed demon's chair. Unfortunately , as Pietro fell
to the ground, he knocked his plate of food into the air. The plate sailed
across the room, landing right on Duncan Mathews head. The jock stood up
and stared around the room, trying to find the guilty party.
"Now would be a good time ta run yo", said
Todd, he had an ominous feeling that he would be Duncan's prime target.
"Agreed", said Pietro, dashing out of the
cafeteria, the rest of the Brotherhood hot on his trail, the sound of the
resulting food fight being left way behind.
A few hours later found the sophomore class waiting by
the track field. Pietro was showing off to a bunch of giggling girls when
another guy walked onto the track. To say he was drop dead gorgeous was an
understatement. The girls attention was drawn from Pietro straight to the
new guy. Pietro scowled at the stranger, how dare he take Pietro
Maximoff's girls! His frown turned into a smirk as he saw the new guy
prepare to run on the track. This was his chance to show this newcomer up.
Pietro walked over to him.
"Race ya", he said with an evil grin.
"Okay", said the boy, he had a Spanish
accent, "but the winner gets to kiss that lovely senorita over
Pietro saw that the boy was pointing at Rogue.
"Your on", said Pietro, "three twoonego".
Pietro started running then turned his head to look
behind him, expecting to see the new guy at the starting position. The guy
wasn't there. Pietro chuckled to himself, he figured the guy had given up.
Pietro turned his head to face the front again, only to see, to his shock
and horror, the Spanish guy
at the finish line.
"How...but...", Pietro stammered,
"that's NOT right!".
With that, he marched over to the new guy, who was
talking with Rogue. Pietro tapped him on the shoulder.
"How did you beat me?", he asked, tapping his
foot on the floor impatiently.
"I am....how you say?...mutant", said the
boy, "I mimic other mutants powers".
Pietro looked calm for a second before giving a shout
of rage and launching himself at the guy's throat. The boy easily dodged
his attack, letting Pietro fall flat on his face. He smiled at Rogue.
"And now a kiss for the lovely senorita", he
said, giving Rogue a kiss on the cheek. He didn't faint.
"But...how?", said Rogue, putting a hand to
her cheek, shocked.
I think when I mimic your powers we cancel each other
out", said the boy, "well, I have to go now. Adios".
Rogue watched the boy leave the track field and begin
to cross the road. She was NOT going to let this guy get away from her.
"Wait", she shouted, "what's your
"Palo", said Palo, flashing a smile, he was promptly
hit by a bus.
"Palo!", shouted Rogue, running across the
road to him. A passer-by was feeling his pulse.
"He's dead", she said with a sad sigh.
"Just my luck!", said Rogue, "I meet a
gorgeous guy that I can actually touch and not knock out and he gets run
over by a bus. My life sucks!".
"Wait", said the passer-by, "I just go a
pulse. He's back to life, it's a miracle!".
"Oh yeah", said Rogue doing a little dance of
joy, then remembering herself, "I mean...whatever".
A few days later at the Brotherhood house, Lance was
relaxing in front to the TV when he heard a knock on the door.
"Whatever it is we can't afford...Kitty!", he
said, opening the door to find Kitty with a box in her hand.
"Hi Lance", she said, batting her eyelids at
him, "I, like, really, really need your help".
"Anything!", said Lance, grinning like an
"Well, I got this new pet", she said,
pointing to the box, "but Rogue won't let me keep him. So I was,
like, wondering if maybe he could stay here with you?".
"Sure", said Lance, he would have happily
taken in a mangled animal carcass if Kitty had asked him to.
"Thanks", said Kitty with a smile, "all
Rogue cares about is her 'miracle boyfriend'. Just 'cause he died for,
like, five seconds. Seesh!".
"That's how it goes", said Lance, letting
Kitty into the living room, "so what is it?".
Kitty opened the box, letting a small corn snake
"I called him Buttons, isn't he precious?".
It was at this point that Todd wandered into the living
room. He took one look at 'Buttons' and his eyes widened in fear.
"Sn...sna...sna...", he stammered, backing
away and shaking.
He took one last look at the snake before letting out a
shriek of terror and bolting upstairs.
"Oh yeah!", said Lance, "I forgot about
Todd's insuperable fear of snakes".
"I think I'd better take Buttons back to the pet
shop", said Kitty, hearing the sound of Todd pushing furniture
against his bedroom door.
"Don't let it get me", he shouted.
"Yeah. I think Todd might have a nervous breakdown
if the snake stays here", said Lance with a chuckle, "come on, I'll
walk with you to the pet store".
With that, he and Kitty left.
"Guys?", said Todd, "is it gone?. Can I
come out now? Guys?.....".