Today, I continue posting the second story of The Cale Storyline up here. Truth Be Told is one of the shorter stories in this series, divided into nine relatively short chapters. It was written in during the summer of 1997, way back in the beginning of my fic writing career. At the time of this posting, the story is going through the rewrite process. With hope, the 'Redux' of Truth Be Told will be completed in 2018. As for the original version, I hope to get all those chapters up by the end of January.
With that said, here is the second chapter of the second story of the Cale Storyline. Remember, since this is literally two decades old, this will include all the original problems with it.
|Generation X Cale Storyline Disclaimer|
Attention: Generation X and their villains, as well as any other mutant mentioned in this story, is property of Marvel Comics. The character Richard Cale is named after family relations. Any other reference to anything copyrighted is a chance happening.
Truth Be Told
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|Previous Stories in The Cale Storyline (All links go to the first chapter)|
Chapter 2: Sean's Story (Updated)
Sean had been talking to Mondo for a while. The lad was more interested in find out how some of the things work on campus, when before he just accepted that they worked. Mondo had become interested in learning how the security system worked. Not to stop an inquisitive student, he was about to tell Mondo about it when he was called. "Sean, can I speak with you for a moment." He recognized Rich's voice and turned to see the newest student of the school looking at him. His voice said there was no urgency in the matter, but Sean recognized a look of worry in Rich's eyes.
There must be something bothering the lad, and it must have happened recently. He turned to Mondo and said, "I'll be a moment, lad." Mondo had nodded and Sean walked over to the door where Rich was. Rich went in the door and Sean followed and said, "What's the..." His voice trailed off as he saw about ten feet from him, and eight feet from Rich was Mondo. It was the same lad he just left behind in the other room. What was going on? Sean lowered his voice and asked, "Rich, what is going on? You ask to talk to me, and when I come in the room, I see a second Mondo. Did ye find an imposter?"
Rich kept a calm look on his face and said, "No, sir. I found the real one. The imposter is in there."
Sean glanced out at the Mondo sitting in the room, waiting patiently for him. "That one is an imposter? How can ye tell, Rich?"
"Sean, I was on a walk on the grounds, when I sensed a mutant presence. I sense a mixture of things. I saw plans to capture everyone, a fake Mondo was just the first step in its plan. I sensed botanical control in the mutant. This is what confused me, although. The mutant is similar to you."
"What? Do you mean it has a sonic scream?"
"No sir. I mean it is like you as in, it is a Cassidy."
It hit Sean like a ton of bricks. He realized what was happening. He had to get all the students together, that were here. He then realized the first thing that they had to do was get rid of the fake Mondo. "Rich, is there anything that we might be able to do to stop the fake Mondo?"
He noticed that Rich looked in the room. "If it is botanical, it should catch fire easily." The way Rich had said it seemed so simple. Rich then looked back at him and said, "Sean, if we want the real Mondo to survive, we are probably going to have to get him over to the med unit." There was a look of worry in Rich's eyes. Rich, as far as Rich knew, lost a family member in his youth. He thought of Gen X as a new family. Sean nodded and Rich used a sonic scream to fly Mondo to the Med unit. He looked out on the fake Mondo and then saw the answer to their problem come walking into the room. Jono.
Jean stopped Sean by saying, "So Rich discovered that Tom had made a copy of Mondo. How could that be traumatic." Jono knew what had happened, as well as Sean, Yvette, and Angelo. Jono still got chills when he thought about it.
"We could only wish it was that simple. I wish it could be like my problem." Sean nodded when Jono made the statement. Jono continued by saying, "We all found out that Rich has a unique temper. He holds his stress until it explodes in a fit of rage. Rich told us this the fifth day he was here."
Jono saw Scott's face turn to that of shock. "Even worse than Logan's" When Sean nodded, Scott said, "Well, what led to the breakdown?" Jono decided to take the story from that point.
|Next Chapter||Jono's Story||(updated)|
|Future Chapters and Stories|
|Chapter 4||Yvette's Story||(updated)|
|Chapter 5||Angelo's Story||(updated)|
|Chapter 6||Jubilee's Story||(updated)|
|Chapter 7||Emma's Story||(updated)|
|Chapter 8||Monet's Story||(updated)|
|Last Chapter (Chapter 9)||Recovery||(updated)|
|Library Page||RichGenX's Library - The Cale Storyline 2 - Truth Be Told|