Hi, Alani here. Today I flew a plane, which was cool. I also did something to an old super-bad guy, and he blew up. It was pretty horrible, and I was reminded of why I hate my stupid powers! His arms fell apart into their molecular components. I hate chemistry.


When the Plane finally landed at Amsterdam Airport, all of the people getting of the plane thanked Clarice and Abby. Some also thanked Rachel. As they were the last to leave, the local police asked the five women to stay behind on the plane to give their account of what happened. Clearly not used to dealing with super powered crime, they had a hard time believing the story, but when the plane’s crew corroborated their account, they had no choice but to believe it. Scarecrow and Blacklash were taken into custody, and Hangman’s body was removed. After about an hour of questioning, the five women were free to go. They went to reclaim their luggage together, and finally sat down at a coffee-counter at the airport. Kitty was still a little quiet, but overall had recovered well from her ordeal. Clarice was exhausted to the point of falling asleep, but the other three were in fairly high spirits.

“Thank God we’re of that plane! I thought the whole thing would last forever!’ Rachel said.

“I’m just glad they moved the dead guy. That looked gross” Alani put in.

“I’ll say it again, I think we did a great job” Abby said, surprised at how easily she connected with the four X-Women.

“Not just on the fighting” Kitty said to Abby, looking a little sad still.

“We’re a good team, the five of us,” Rachel stated happily.

“Sure. If you like fighting,” Alani said without looking at anything but her diet-soda.

“It’s inevitable, girl” Clarice said, “Now can we please go to our place so I can keel over and sleep?”

“Just a minute” Rachel answered Clarice, “Say Abby, you still haven’t told us what brings you to Europe…”

This was the question Abby had been dreading. What was she supposed to answer?

“Is it okay if I tell you guys later? You are staying in Amsterdam, right?” Abby asked, already knowing the answer.

Rachel gave Abby their address, and after hastily finishing their drinks, the five women left to take cabs to their destinations. Abby let the others take the first cab, saying she would wait for the next one. Goodbyes were said, but Kitty remained outside the cab to talk to Abby.

“Okay. Listen Abby, I am very grateful for what you did for me, and I’m actually pretty sure that you saved my sanity if not my life.” Kitty said.

“Thank you, but really, I…” Abby said, blushing a little.

“…But I’ve also been in this business long enough that there is no such thing as coincidence. There was a reason you were on that plane, right?” Kitty continued.

Abby stared at the ground, not expecting Kitty to be this straightforward in voicing her suspicions.

“That’s what I thought” Kitty reacted to Abby’s silence “Will we see you tomorrow?”

“Yeah… Yeah, sure…” Abby answered a little uncertainly.

“I hope so, because I’d hate to think that I owe so much to an enemy” Kitty stated flatly, and got into the cab

A few minutes later, a second cab arrived to take Abby to her destination, right across the square from the four X-Women. By then, Abby’s high spirits had faded like snow in July.