"Alright, good job everyone," I said to anyone who was left standing. "We took out two major badguys today. Not bad, people." I looked behind my back at the smoldering ruins of the school. "Uh, yeah. Not bad at all."
"But Cyke, we didn't really take out Apocalypse. He's just on the moon. He can still come back."
That was the new kid talking. I think his name is Anorexia or Elixia or something. "Look kid," I told him in my most authoritative voice, "I am the acting headmaster here so you will call me Mister Cyclops. Go it?"
I quickly glanced over at Storm. She was scowling at me. Man, that chick scares me. But then the hottie in the bikini came over to her and put an arm around her waist. She leaned in an gave a kiss on the cheek. Storm seemed to relax. Cool.
"Now, like I was saying - since we took out those two badguys . . good job Gaia, by the way." I gave her a wink when I said that. The troops love that. I read it in a book. "And you too Iceman. Our next step is going to be -"
"So Cyke -" It was Wolverine this time. That little creep is always undermining me in front of the students. One of these days he's going to go too far. Then we'll see something. "- what are we gonna to do with Dracula?"
"Uh, how do you mean?"
"Well, he's locked in that ball of ice. It's gonna melt. He's gonna be free."
"Oh, right. That's a good point. I guess we could . . um . . uh . . "
"Why don't you call Vampirella?" Pantha suggested. "She's had experience with him."
"Okay, good idea. Let's do that. And then let's start rebuilding the school, okay? The Professor might call soon from Hacknor and, uh, we want to try and keep this quiet, okay?"