XMen The New Age 16
by Eric Christopher Jackson
Not For Sale
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Not For Sale
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INT. NEW YORK CITY CONDO – LIVING ROOM - DAY
We move through the city until we see Scott and Jean's home, where they sit in their living room talking…
Will you relax?!
I am relaxed!
No you're not!
You want me to be at peace while the whole world's falling apart?!
That's not what I mean!
We made a decision to do what's best for our family…
We are…but…these people are trying to take over the globe…why does this have to happen…?
I want to help…I just don't know how.
We're used to being on the frontlines…leading the way…
Jean Grey slides over on the couch and Scott embraces her, as they look at the horrible news on television, teary-eyed as they began to see other X-Men fighting on the battlefields. They get off the couch staring at the television. Jean Grey goes into the bedroom, Scott stays, staring at the screen…Jean Grey comes back to the living room caring sneakers and a jacket…
We have to do something!
But you know this isn't a good idea…
I thought we could run away, Scott…but our friends need our help!
What if something happens to you…to the baby…?!
I won't be the only pregnant woman fighting in a war…look at them…!
I'm no better than they are…
Scott turned around and slammed his hands on the kitchen counter extension. Ready to go, Jean walked over.
(putting her hand on his back)
You are a great husband and father…if you really want to protect us…
I have to put your life in jeopardy?!
Our lives are already in jeopardy…
Scott walks away, to the bedroom, putting on his shoes…grabbing his jacket. He walks to Jean standing in the bedroom doorway…
I'm not going to lose you…
I'm not losing you either…
They kiss and embrace…as they walk through the living room the ground rumbles. They pause.
What was that?!
Oh no…I sense…
Let's go, I'll call Professor Xavier on the way…
They hurry out the door and we move through the city to a view overlooking the army convoy. It's the Juggernaut…running through the street.
The soldiers' bullets bounce off of him. They run for cover as he charges at them, punching the ground, it causes rips in the asphalt. Armored vehicles drive by firing powerful rounds of ammo at him, but nothing effects him. This only angers him more. He picks up a car, throwing it towards the vehicles. They drive away to avoid being knocked off the road. A few soldiers find cover, load, and launch rockets at Juggernaut, but the impact at best knocks him off balance. With a growl, he grabs more cars, tossing them towards the soldiers, the cars explode on impact. He runs to a convoy vehicle, lifting it off the road by the rear with one hand, ripping through the armor plating with the other hand, tossing the bay door back down the street, soldiers run to dodge it. Juggernaut looks inside the vehicle, then tossing it aside…
We have to slow this guy down!
The soldier runs over to an armored vehicle, starts it up, and heads straight for Juggernaut. At full speed, he angles the vehicle, and jumps out before it hits the side of a convoy transport, launches into the air, coming down towards Juggernaut.
But he grins, pulls his arm back and punches the vehicle back the opposite direction, exploding as it hits the ground.
The convoy is at a stand still. Inside a transport where Mystique is encased in glass and steel, soldiers are on-guard as hands come through the middle of the bay door, ripping it in half.
The Juggernaut looks up, soldiers began to fire, he throws half of the bay door at them. They duck, but the door slams into the walls, landing on top of them. He begins ripping the transport apart making room for him to walk to Mystique.
Grabbing the case, his hand crushes the glass and metal which falls to the floor. Kicking away the last parts of the case, Mystique jumps out…but a hot red optic blast streaks passed her head. Cyclops and Jean Grey stood in the distance. Mystique grabs some of the weapons in the transport and began firing back at them.
I should have known the X-Men wouldn't stay out of this!
Another optic blast hits Juggernaut knocking him back a few steps further than normal.
A little more power than before huh? Well, you still can't stop me!
He charges at Cyclops. Mystique jumps to the top of the transport…
Follow her! Don't lose your link to her mind!
Jean Grey leaps off the ground flying through the air as Mystique changes form into a National Guard soldier.
Backup Jean Grey, don't lose track of her!
Juggernaut picks up the rest of the transport and throws it at Cyclops, who responds firing his optic blast, pushing the transport into Juggernaut. An armored vehicle drives by and Cyclops jumps on. As they drive away from Juggernaut…
We have to get him outta the city!
How do we stop him?!
We have to get his helmet off! Any reinforcements?!
Most of the F/22s are patrolling Washington D.C. They may give us two at best!
The armored vehicle dashes to the side to avoid a car landing on it and Cyclops blast another car coming through the air at them.
What about carrier planes?!
You wanna transport him?!
They have the biggest caliber weapons!
I got you sir…two are stationed at the airport...!
We'll need both of them!
INT. NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM
Jean Grey is pinned against a wall in a subway system. Mystique's firing away, ducking for cover. The soldiers return fire. The captain motions for the team to move in…
We have to end this now…the General needs our help!
There's someone else…
The Captain looks around the corner, the lights dim on and off. Three figures, soldiers from the FREEDOM unit…uniforms glowing light lime green, carrying energy pulse weapons. The two sides fire at the same time. A few soldiers are stunned…trying to shake off the painful feeling.
What is this stuff?!
The soldiers switch to more deadly ammo installed in their weapons. More energy pulses fly by, some soldiers returned normal fire, then duck for cover when other soldiers were finished switching their weapons.
The larger ammo blasts through the air, grazing one of the FREEDOM soldiers, damaging his armor. Surprised, he motioned for them to move in to take the soldiers out quickly. Bullets few passed them and they returned fire…
The FREEDOM soldiers are on top of them, punching the weapons out of their hands, then knocking the soldiers back, this way and that.
Mystique begins to run, but Jean Grey uses her powers to push her into a wall. Jean knocks a FREEDOM soldier to the side, then flies to Mystique before she can recover.
Although Mystique was face down on the ground, she kicks up, knocking Jean out of the air to the ground. She leaped at Jean, but Jean pushes her back into the wall. Mystique's feet hit to wall first, so she pushes off as hard as she can launching herself at Jean Grey.
The two exchanged hits, swinging and kicking…suddenly Mystique punches Jean in the stomach.
Jean gasped…grabs her by the shirt hitting her again and again, then forcing her into the wall. Mystique struggled to get up. She falls unconscious.
Meanwhile, the soldiers fight the FREEDOM men hand to hand, but the FREEDOM men were stronger because of their suits. As one soldier was thrown, two more jumped on the FREEDOM soldier, wrestling him to the ground. But he threw them off.
Another FS grabs his gun, about to fire, but a soldier picks up an energy blaster shooting the FS with it. His armored suit charged up, his hands lit-up and as he was about to shoot the soldier, a strong force pushed him off his feet making him miss directly striking the soldier with a huge blast of energy.
Shots rang out towards Jean Grey. She created a force field to block their fire while soldiers targeted the FSs and fired.
Jean's force field didn't hold up long and she was pushed back to the ground. But the soldiers got good shots off damaging the FSs suits. They moved in quickly to finish them off.
One soldier cuffed Mystique's wrists and ankles, throwing her over his shoulder. They headed top-side to join the rest of the military.
Reaching ground level, they saw helicopters flying by, firing away at Juggernaut, who only seemed annoyed at their attempts to destroy him.
EXT. COAST OF JAPAN - EVENING
The Chinese army was massive. Their navy ships became the frontline, as aircraft had trouble breaking through Japan's ground-to-air defense system. Like most large countries in the world…Japan eventually concentrated more on defensive weapons than offensive. It was a sign of peace without letting your guard down, considering one day another war could breakout. Today was that day.
Smaller Chinese boats headed towards Japan's coast as they launched from battleships. The Japanese navy had a harder time intercepting the smaller boats.
Submarines from both sides battled underneath the water…missiles whirling by, explosions rising to the surface sending huge blast of water into the air.
Japan's army was ready along the coast, sporadic fire rang out towards the smaller vessels approaching the shore. Shots rang back. Once these smaller ships got to within 200 yards of the coast, Japan's defense system cannons would not be able to target them.
Mid-air explosions were deafening as missiles fired from China warships collide with cannon fire from Japan's defense system.
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