"We were about to die!" I shouted at him.
"Whatever, girly-man," he shot back with a chuckle as he walked away.
"Don't think this is going to help you in the Race," I muttered under my breath.
Fine. I told Cyclops I loved him. But I didn't really mean it! The world was about to end. In fact, it did end. It was just some alternate Earth so it doesn't really count.
Speaking of the Race, I still had some phone calls to make. For those of you who don't know, that's the Amazing Mutant Race 3 that I'm talking about. It's a bit daunting how complex this thing has become. There's just so much to arrange.
I was just reaching for the phone to call Nick Fury at SHIELD when it started ringing. A bit startled, I picked it up.
"Hello," came a nasally voice I recognized immediately. It was my lawyer. Undoubtably he was calling to tell me that shrew of an ex-wife of mine wanted an upward modification of her support order. "This is Harold P. Pinter here," he continued.
"I know Harold. This isn't about Moira, is it?" I asked.
"Worse. I received an injunction today. Your Amazing Race show has been cancelled by the courts."
"What? That's preposterous!"
"No, it's quite legal."
"But they can't do that!" I protested.
"Of course they can."
"But why on Earth would they?!"
"Because the Central Broadcasting System filed to stop you from proceeding with the Race. They have also filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against you for copyright infringement, dilution and unlawful competition."
"They claim your show is a direct rip-off of their Amazing Race show."
"But that's ridiculous! Our show has mutants!"
"Yes, but they say that otherwise it is identical. I'm afraid you can't do the show."
This is a disaster!