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Fic: How to escape from prison in 210 days (part 2/5)

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Aug. 23rd, 2006 | 04:08 pm
posted by: mayachain in dry_ice

Title: How to escape from prison in 210 days ( part 2/5)
Author: mayachain
Pairing: Bobby/St John
Rating: R for thoughts of violence
Summary, A few years after X3, Pyro has been imprisoned by the X-Men. Bobby stopped bringing him his lunch 4 days ago. He is not a happy prisoner.
Notes: Inspired by, though by no means fulfilling all requirements of, the post-X3 challenge nightshade24 posted waaaay back.



How to escape from prison in 210 Days



Why did you give no hint that night
That quickly after the morrow´s dawn
And calmly, as if indifferent quite
You would close your term here, up and be gone
          Where I could not follow
          With wing of swallow
To gain one glimpse of you ever anon!

          Never to bid good-bye,
          Or lip me the softest call
Or utter a wish for a word, while I
Saw morning harden upon the wall
          Unmoved, unknowing
          That your great going
Had place that moment, and altered all.

(From "The Going" by Thomas Hardy)


Day 194



Once he finds a way to get past the steel bars, he figures the rest of the security system won´t be too much of a problem. After all, he´s watched Mystique bypass truly ingenious ones.

He's not watching the door. He's not wondering about pale-faced pigtail-girl's name, either. He speculates that if he ever wants to escape, he needs to get her to reveal her supposedly Pyro-immune mutation.

Magneto taught him that any mutant's prime enemies will always be the humans. He has 39 scars to prove this is true, and 14 scars left by mutants who believed the prime enemies to be Erik and him.

Everything is, everything has always been black and white with Iceman.

Back when he was at school, he had bics and matches stacked away everywhere. Some will have been removed, of course. There´s no way the juniors or the Professor or Storm or Scott have found all of them.

He's not wondering where Robert Drake corrects the short daily tests he torments his class with now, the ones Bobby one day started to bring along with Pyro's lunch to do in front of him.

Pyro never had any scruples fighting the X-Men. He may leave a few corpses behind if he can´t manage to leave through the secret passages without being seen.

Today´s lunch reveals Brussels sprouts among the vegetables.

He's not remembering two cups of orange juice and a second fork clanging against cutlery.

He doesn't give a shit about Bobby abandoning him. He really, truly doesn't.


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Kind of short, I know. The next part is longer.
Head count of this story´s X-Men: I imagine Logan and Rogue left the team at a time where everything was quiet. Xavier is dead. Scott´s dead. Jean´s dead. Storm´s dead.  This is important.
I hope it´s clear that as of now, Pyro can´t really escape.

(III) Day 195

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
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How could I want you dead?

A bit tortured, maybe...

*attemps and fails at a Pyro-evil smirk*

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train_diskense

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from: train_diskense
date: Aug. 23rd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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NO NOT LONG ENOUGH! *dies*

Bobby hasn't actually given up yet has he? >< He's just hurt or something. Unable to come. Right? Right? x.X;

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
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*revives you*

*wraps herself in silence*

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Jenn

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from: oraclejenn
date: Aug. 23rd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I don't think Bobby's given up. But with all those people dead and someone needing to step up... ... *grin*

Keep it coming.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
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*grins back*

Part 3 will be up soon.

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Andrew

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from: yalover
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
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*Please sir may I have some more?*
Have to admit I'm curious as to what Bobby is teaching. Bussiness like in comics?

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Patience, patience...

The way the school's situation is now, he'll have to teach more than one subject. Business will be part of the mix, as well as math, sports, ethics...

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Lurrel

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from: chibi_lurrel
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Man, this is so engrossing!

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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