The Askani'son investigates a S.H.I.E.L.D. clinic where the cyborg-esque Bastion is being held for observation. But Machine Man crashes the scene, and he seems to take a distinctly unfavorable view of the mutant Cable! The story continues in Machine Man and Bastion Annual (1998) #1!
Part One of the "Engines of Destruction" story. The second being published as Machine Man / Bastion '98.