Part 12 of 14
“What’s in it for you?” Marius asked. “Why you care about Guild business?”
“Ah don’t, but ah hate the Thieves, been shakin’ me down for years.”
“Dey kill you, dey know you talk ta me,” Marius said.
“Ah know, but…”
Marius laughed hard at him. “You got guts, Landsing. So, where do ah find dis girl. She at your place now?”
“Ah don’t know. My day girl sent her to Mercy’s for breakfast, but she’ll be back. Jus’ watch out for Gambit. He gotta special interest in her.”
“Gambit, you say. We take care a him. Got scout watchin’ dat one.” Lucas looked a little more relaxed. Marius approached him, looking him directly in the eye. “You can go now.”
“Go?” Lucas questioned. “An’ what do ah get?”
“You get to live,” Marius fired at him. “For now.”
“Fine,” Lucas said as he was escorted out by Marius’ guard.
Marius walked over to his desk the picked up the phone. “Pierre, get de boys. I gotta job for you.” He hung up the phone and stared out the window. “Well, Lansing, I got your reward for you.”
Lucas trailed back to him car that was parked down the road a ways. Only then did he realize that he made a big mistake. Two men, Marius’ men, grabbed him and dragged him into the swamp nearby. “What’s this all about?”
“Marius changed his mind,” one of them said and pointed a gun right to his head.
“No, please, don’t…”
It was the last three words Lucas Lansing ever said. The two men dumped his body in the deep water watching his dead weight sink under the water.
After Rogue left the diner that morning she decided that she needed to do some shopping. She really needed to get herself some new clothes. It was strange being in this city. She felt like she had been here before, but as far as she knew she hadn’t. Still, she seemed to know her way around. She thought it was possibly some left over memories from absorbing Julien the night before, but his persona had faded mostly away. Still she felt a piece of him still lingering. She tried to block him out of her mind, but she could feel a faint shadow of his voice in the back of her mind, along with Cody and the mutants she absorbed that fateful night.