[ I Turn To You ] by Todd Fan
Chapter Four: Revelation
Sidney awoke to the deafening sound of her alarm clock.
Groaning, she reached over and knocked it off. She sat up and stretched,
her lithe feline muscles moving with ease. She climbed out of bed and
walked over to her dresser and looked in the mirror. Once again, her hair
was wild and tangled. She made a face and plodded off to the bathroom. An
'occupied' sign hung on the girl's bathroom door.
"Fantastic", said Sidney sarcastically,
sitting on the floor and leaning against the wall to wait, she was NOT a
morning person. Before long the door opened and Rogue stepped out.
"Mornin' Sid", she said with a yawn,
"it's all yours".
Sidney smiled and nodded, heading into the bathroom
when Rogue put her hand on her shoulder, stopping her
"Hey are ya'll okay?", she asked worried,
brushing the bangs out of her eyes, "after what happened with Logan
"I'm okay", said Sidney with a smile,
"thanks for asking. I just got upset, that's all. I really don't like
it when people try to control me, I had enough of that from my mother. I
guess I just freaked out. I'm fine now though".
"Alright, as long as ya'll okay", said the
southern mutant with a smile, heading off to the room she shared with
After showering, getting dressed and attempting to tame
her hair, failing of course, Sidney went downstairs. All the other
students were already having breakfast and Sidney took her place at the
table. She started to eat her breakfast in silence, while the others
talked amongst themselves. Logan entered the room and sat down, staring at
Sidney. Sidney stared right back as if challenging him to start on her
again. All the students had stopped talking and eating to watch the pair.
Kurt had a piece of bacon dangling from his mouth and Kitty still had a
spoon of cereal party raised from the bowl. In other circumstances, it
would look funny, but right now, the other students felt they could cut
the tension with a knife. Logan sighed.
"Alright Tiger", he said defeated, they were
right when they said you couldn't beat a cat in a staring contest, "I'm
sorry I yelled at you like that. I don't trust any of the Brotherhood. I
just want you to be safe".
"I AM safe", said Sidney, "I can look
after myself, and besides, Todd wouldn't hurt me, ever".
"So we can agree to disagree?", said Logan, a
slight smile crossing his lips.
"Fine by me", said Sidney with a grin,
carrying on with her breakfast.
The tension gone, the others gave a collective sigh of
relief and carried on eating, happy with the peace, while it lasted.
Meanwhile, across town, the members of the Brotherhood
were waking up. Todd opened his eyes at the sound of his alarm clock. As
usual, he reached out his arm to hit it, and, as usual, it was just out of
his reach. Todd groaned when he noticed his clock was about three feet
away. He gave a sigh, the noise was really stating to hurt his ears now.
He decided enough was enough and sent out his tongue, easily covering the
distance and smacked the clock with it, turning it off. Unfortunately, he
was too awake now to go back to sleep, and besides, he needed to get up
for school. He gave a moan and fell out of bed, taking half his blankets
with him. The events of the night before then came rushing back to him.
Was it just a dream?, or had Sidney really come back?. He walked out of
his room towards the bathroom, only to find it locked.
"Aww come on Pietro", said the diminutive
mutant, knocking on the door, "ya can't stay in there forever".
"I'll be out in a minute", came the voice of
Pietro on the other side, "you'll just have to wait".
"Fer a guy wit' super-speed, it sure takes ya a
long time ta get ready in the mornings", said Todd drumming his
fingers on the wall.
Just then the door opened and Pietro stepped out.
"Hey perfection isn't easy Froggy", said
Pietro with a grin, "I have to look good for my adoring public.
Besides your psycho girlfriend messed up my hair last night, it took me
ages to get it just right again".
It was obvious that Pietro was still a little bitter
about the night before, at least he clarified for Todd that it wasn't just
"She's not my girlfriend Pietro", said Todd,
shaking his head, "were just really good friends".
It took him a few seconds before he realised what he
just said. He put his hand to his head.
"Aww man, I'm talkin' like Lance now", he
said, shaking his head and going into the bathroom, shutting the door
"Maybe your in denial, just like his is",
taunted Pietro from the outside.
The door opened and a slime ball came shooting out,
Pietro just about managed to dodge it in time.
"Oooooooh Toddles is in a mooooood", laughed
Pietro, running off to see if there was anything edible for breakfast.
Once washed and dressed, Todd hopped downstairs to the
kitchen, where Lance was brooding over a cup of coffee while trying to ignore
a VERY hyperactive Pietro. Todd came in and sat down, picking up what he
hoped was a piece of toast. Lance looked mournfully up from his coffee,
Lance was always depressed in the mornings until he had finished his
morning caffeine dose.
"Hey Todd", he said, still ignoring Pietro,
who was currently trying to steal Lance's drink, "how did your night
with Sid go?".
"It went alright yo", said Todd with a grin,
"we talked about old times, looked around Bayville. We had fun. What
about you and Kitty-cat?".
"None of your business", said Lance,
"You know what this means don't you?", said
Pietro with a sly grin.
"No, but I have a feeling your going to tell
us", said Lance, with a sigh.
"This means that I get two people to pick on for
dating an x-chick", said Pietro proudly, "not just one".
"I'm not dating her", said Todd and Lance in
"Whatever you say guys", said Pietro with a
grin, "now give me some coffee Lance".
"No!", said Lance guarding his cup, "you
know your not allowed caffeine OR sugar, house rules".
This rule had been made when Pietro had eaten some
chocolate ice cream, then washed it down with some of Lance's coffee. He
had run off, laughing like a maniac, shouting something about the mummies
coming to get him. It had taken all Brotherhood members, including Rogue
at the time, to get him back. They had Rogue touch him to knock him out,
but she only ended up absorbing him in his sugar and caffeine rushed
state, and Pietro recovered quickly anyway. In the end they had to get
Freddy to grab both of them and tie them to chairs until they had calmed
down. The others had sworn they would never let it happen again, particularly
Rogue, who had violent migraines after for weeks.
"Aww you guys are no fun", Pietro pouted,
crossing his arms.
"Who's being loud?", said Fred sleepily
coming into the kitchen, rubbing his eyes.
"That would be Lance", said Pietro, pointing
wildly at Lance, "bad Lance, you shouldn't be loud in the morning.
You disturbed Freddy's beauty sleep, and trust me, he needs it".
"I'm too tired to hurt you today Pietro",
said Fred with a sniffle, "I was up most of the night sneezing. I'm
sure I'm allergic to your girlfriend Todd".
"She's NOT my girlfriend", said Todd, banging
his head on the table.
"Yeah right, and they say I'm in denial",
said Lance with a chuckle, "anyway, we haven't got time to argue
about it, we have to go to school".
"Do we have to?", said Pietro, "I don't
want to face Daniels and the other x-geeks after yesterday".
"Too bad Speedy", said Lance, "we gotta
The Brotherhood left their house and piled into Lance's
jeep, heading for another day at Bayville high.
Sidney strode out of the principals office, holding her
new lesson timetable. She looked at it and squinted.
"What's this written in, Gorgon?", she said,
to herself, turning it at various angles, trying to make it out. She was
startled by a tap on her shoulder. She turned around to see a blonde guy
with the schools jersey on him. He had 'jock' written all over him.
"Hi", he said, flashing her a smile,
"you new here?, you need help with that?"
Sidney sighed, she hated having to ask help from a
jock, but as seen as none of her friends were around yet, it looked like
she had no choice.
"Yeah sure", she said, handing him her
timetable, "do you know where I'm supposed to be?".
The jock looked at it and nodded.
"Yeah, you've got history first period. Mr
Delancey", he said, pointing down the hallway, "go down the
hallway and turn left. It's two doors on your right, you can't miss
"Thanks", said Sidney, taking back her
timetable and beginning to walk away, only to be stopped by the jock
"So what are you doin' tonight", he said with
a grin, "'cause I'd love to take you to dinner. I'm Duncan".
Sidney used all her willpower not to growl at the guys
"Duncan Mathews?", she said, closing her
fist, "aren't you dating Jean?".
"Well yeah", he said, caught a little off
guard, "but you know, I'm sure we could sneak out tonight. I can show
you a real good time".
He put his arm around her shoulders. That was enough to
make Sidney loose it. She grabbed his arm and pulled it off her shoulders,
twisting it at the same time.
"I want to explain something to you Mathews",
she said angrily, twisting his arm harder, heedless to Duncan's squeals of
pain, "I don't date jocks. And another thing. If you go anywhere NEAR
Todd Tolenski again I will rip both your arms right out of their sockets.
Do I make myself clear?".
"Crystal", Duncan squealed, attempting to get
out of Sidney's grip, but being unable to.
"Good", said Sidney, releasing the jock's
arm, "now if you don't mind, I'm late for class".
With that she stalked off. Duncan watched her go in
pure astonishment. The girl had one heck of a grip. Duncan wasn't sure if
it was the pain making him delusional, or if that girl's hand really had
felt furry. He rubbed his injured arm and lopped off, hoping one one had
seen that, his pride hurt more than anything.
After her first few classes, Sidney decided that high
school wasn't as bad as she thought it would be. She could cope easily
with the work and the teachers liked her. She was glad when the bell rang
for lunch though, she was starved. As she exited her class, she noticed
the Brotherhood making their way to dinner.
"Hey guys", she said with a smile, walking up
to them, she then smiled seductively at Pietro and waved at him, "hi
Petey, how's your hair?".
Pietro's eyes widened with fear when he saw Sidney and
ran to hide behind Fred.
"Back foul temptress, back", he said, peering
at her from behind Fred, "I'm warning you".
"Oooooooh what are you gonna do Casanova",
said Sidney with a grin, "set snuffles there on me?".
True enough, Fred's eyes were already beginning to
"Man, I really gotta get somethin' for this
allergy", he said, walking away, sniffling as he went.
"Welcome to Bayville high and all it's
weirdness", said Lance with a sigh, "trains depart for the
normal world at four pm".
"Hey, you wanna eat wit' us Sid?", asked Todd
"You bet I do", she said with a grin,
"if I sit with the other guys, Evan tries to steal my milk and Kurt
tries to steal my food".
"Well we can't promise you we can't keep Freddy
away from your food once he's eaten his", said Lance with a chuckle.
"Well I just hope you won't embarrass me
AGAIN!", said Pietro crossing his arms, "all I heard were
sniggers from the X-geeks this morning".
"I promise I won't embarrass you", said
Sidney, holding up a hand, "as long as you keep your hands to
yourself I won't harm you".
With that they, headed off to the cafeteria, getting
their lunch and sitting at a table. Sidney looked at her lunch, giving it
a cautionary poke.
"Are you guys sure this is food?", she asked.
"Not really", said Lance, "it's an...acquired
"Hey your buddies don't look to happy with you
sitting here", said Pietro, nodding over to where the X-men were
sitting. Sure enough, the majority of them had scowls on their faces.
"Awww, let 'em brood", said Sidney, waving
her hand, "I'm eating lunch with my best friend and they can't stop
me, Logan's rules doesn't include school".
"Yeah, Kitty told me about that", said Lance,
shaking his head.
"No fair man", said Todd with a sigh.
They were interrupted by a blonde-headed guy coming up
"Hi", he said to Sidney, with a smile,
"your new here right?".
new", she said closing her eyes and sighing, not this again.
"Well I'm Paul, Scott's friend", he said,
waving over to where Scott was sitting, his scowl replaced by a grin,
"and I was wondering if...well.. if you wanted to go out for a bite
to eat after school".
"Look, Paul is it?", said Sidney, putting her
hand to her head, "your the fifth guy that's asked me out since this
morning, I'll tell you what I told everyone else. I'm still feeling my
feet here and don't particularly need a boyfriend right now. Okay?".
"Yeah, okay", said Paul, looking a little disappointed.
"Oh and do me a favour. Tell Scott that unless he
wipes that grin off his face, I'll wipe it off for him. Oh and tell him I
can sit where I like. Can you do that for me?".
"Huh, yeah, sure I guess", said Paul walking
"Thank you", said Sidney sweetly.
She smiled as Paul walked over to Scott and leaned over
to talk to him. Her smiled got even bigger when Scott's eyes widened and
looked nervously at Sidney. She gave him a smile and a wave and carried on
eating her lunch.
The rest of the day went on without a hitch. Sidney
walked into the mansion and sat down, happy to put her feet up. Logan
walked into the room and grinned.
"Enjoy your day Tiger?".
"Yup", said Sidney, looking up from her
chair, "school isn't as bad as I thought it would be".
"Good", said Logan with a nod, "and now
your day gets better. You all have some training to do, now".
"Now?", moaned Sidney
"Yep, I suggest ya get ready".
It didn't take long for Sidney to get dressed in the
x-man uniform that had been given to her. It was much like Kitty's only in
red, not purple. She and the others gathered outside, waiting for Logan's
"Okay rookies", said Logan, marching in front
of the students, military style, "the meaning of this exercise is to
avoid the projectiles thrown at ya. Jean will be controlin' 'em with her
powers. The person who gets to the other side in the fastest time wins.
The students nodded.
"Good, Porcupine, ya up first".
Sidney watched as each of her teammates ran the
gauntlet. She studied the way that the projectiles moved and the way that
the others avoided them, by the time it was her turn, she had figured out
"Okay, your turn Tiger", said Logan.
Sidney nodded and walked to the starting line. Her eyes
glowed briefly and she changed herself into a Cougar. Logan blew his
whistle and she ran off, keeping at a steady gallop. Jean closed her eyes
and sent some disks spinning in Sidney's direction. Sidney dodged each and
every one of them by swerving effortlessly out of the way. She made it
past the other obstacles with equal ease, and as she neared the finish
line, it looked like she had the fastest time. All of a sudden, alarms
started ringing and lights flashing. Sidney stopped in her tracks and and
changed into her normal form, looking back at the other students, who appeared
to be preparing for a fight. Logan looked particularly angry as he sniffed
"Sabertooth", he said with a growl.
"Who?", asked Sidney walking up to the group.
"An old enemy of Wolverine", said Scott, adjusting
his visor, "one tough mutant".
"What can he do?".
"He has, like, the same sort of powers as Mr
Logan, near enough", said Kitty, "you know, enhanced senses,
enhanced strength, healing factor. But he hasn't got an adamantium
skeleton like Mr Logan".
"Oh", Sidney said.
A figure then jumped over the wall. His codename suited
him very well. He looked wild and certainly had cat-like teeth. He had
long, wild blonde hair with blonde sideburns. His eyes were a deep red,
and his clothes were tattered.
"Get out of here NOW bub",
said, Logan, popping out his claws, "I'm in no mood ta play
with ya today".
"Ya think too much of yourself Runt", said
Sabertooth with a snort, "as much as I'd like ta tame your hide, I ain't
here ta see you".
"What are you talkin' about Creed?", asked
Logan, taken of guard.
No one had noticed Sidney's eyes widen upon hearing the
"I'm here on a family visit", said Sabertooth
with a grin, walking over to where Sidney stood, "hey long time no
"Who..who are you?", asked Sidney backing
away, "how do you know me?".
"Ya mother forgot ta mention me", said
Sabertooth, sarcastically, "ya do know that the x-genes heredity
"What are ya talkin' about Sabertooth", said
Logan with a growl, "I hate it when ya talk cryptic".
"You stay out of this Logan", said Sabertooth
with a snarl, then turned back to Sidney, "can't ya see I'm tryin' ta
have a talk with my niece?".
"Your....niece?", said Logan, in
astonishment. It certainly explained the uneasy feeling he got around her,
if she was related to his mortal enemy.
The other students looked just as stunned.
"What are you talking about?", said Sidney,
shaking her head, "my dad was an only child and my mother said her
brother Victor had died years ago".
"No", said Sabertooth, shaking his head,
"she was ashamed and afraid of the fact that her brother was a
mutant. She wasn't happy with me working for Magneto, and didn't talk ta
me unless she had to. When you were born and she saw you were a mutant,
she freaked out. She was worried I'd steer you down the wrong path, so she
told me to stay away from you. I kept my promise, but hey, with both ya
parents dead, I thought it might make ya feel better to know that ya had
SOME family out there".
Sidney stood still for a moment, taking all of this in.
She couldn't believe it. How could her mother lie to her like that? She
saw how alone and worried Sidney had felt when her powers started to
surface. Instead of letting Sidney learn more about being a mutant, she
had locked her away, and kept her from the one member of her family that
would truly understand what she was going though.
"I...can't believe it..", she said, shaking
her head, "all this time....how could she not tell me?".
"She was just worried about you", said
Sabertooth, shaking his head, then producing a small package from his
pocket, "this is fer you. It was your grandmothers".
Sidney took the box from her uncle and opened it,
ignoring Logan's mumblings that it was a trap. Inside was
a ring of Celtic design, incased in the middle was a cats-eye
"It's the Creed family ring", Sabertooth
explained, "traditionally given ta the first born in each generation
But I think your better off with it than me. I ain't the ring type".
"Thank you", said Sindey, still a little
stunned, putting on the ring.
"I'd better go kid", said Sabertooth, nodding
over to a VERY irritated looking Logan, "I don't think I'm welcome
here. If ya need anythin', anythin' at all, ya can contact me through the
Brotherhood. The message will
get through ta me eventually. See ya around kid".
Sidney nodded as she watched Sabertooth leap over the
wall. Sneering at Logan before he disappeared.