EP 487 – Story #3 – You are Sir Huw Thomas, physician to the British royal family.

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You are Sir Huw Thomas, physician to the British royal family. You are one of the few people in the world that knows the dark truth behind Queen Elizabeth's longevity. You know the truth of her immortality is due to a blood transfusion from Charles Xavier."
"Yes," I said, "but..."
"But what?"
I shook my head. "That was decades ago, and it was before she became an immortal vampire. She's been alive for centuries now."
"It doesn't matter. The point is you have knowledge of the X-Men. You know what the Queen is capable of and you discretely hide the test results. You then say, "Tell me something I don't know."
"And what does that mean?"
"It means you will not be able to lie to me. Tell me something about the X-Men that no one else knows."
"No one knows that the Queen is an immortal vampire? That's just silly."
"No, it isn't. You realize this is a hippa violation, but you know your life is in danger and that you can confide in your best friend and rival doctor, Dr Jean Grey. You tell her all about the Queen's immunity, and how you hid the test results and why. In return, she gives you some rather incriminating information about the Queen's relationship with Professor Xavier."
"What kind of information?"
"She tells you that the Queen was his lover during World War II when he was hiding out in England. They met at Oxford University, where the professor was teaching, and they fell in love. He was married to a woman named Emma Frost at the time, but he left her for the Queen."
"That's ridiculous!"
"It isn't. It happened. It is documented. And it explains the reason for the Queen's immortality. You tell Jean Gray that we have to do something about the queen and Jean Gray tells you there only way to kill and immortal vampire is to burn its heart out.
"Then you ask Jean Grey if she would like to go on a date with you. Just a friendly date. Nothing more, nothing less. You want to get to know each other better. To see if there could be anything between you two. Because you are attracted to her."
"I... I guess so."You present Jean Gray with a coupon for Outback Stakehouse.
"Whoa! What did you do that for?"
"Because that restaurant has a special on steak for $12. 99. If you buy one, you get one free. You also get a free appetizer. So you pay $13. 98 for the steak and $3. 00 for the appetizer, which is enough for Jean Grey to eat as well. Jean Gray frowns through your frugal date when suddenly the Queen of England flies into the Outback Stakehouse to kill you!
"Jean Grey leaps off the table and starts fighting the Queen. You try to help her, but the Queen pins you down and bites into your neck. Jean Grey screams in pain and the Queen drains your blood and leaves. Jean Grey collapses to the floor and dies. The police arrive and arrest you because you killed Jean Grey. You are sentenced to death by a firing squad."Before the Queen can fly out the window from whence she came, you throw a T-bone right through her heart and she falls backwards on the grill. The Queen of England is dead. Your career is ruined. Your life is over. All because you were trying to be nice to your girlfriend.
"So, Doctor Thomas, you see now why I am interested in what you know about the X-Men?"
"Yes, sir. But I still don't think you understand who I am and what I'm capable of."
"Do you really think that after all these years I wouldn't know who you are? Do you really think I haven't had all of your friends and colleagues assassinated or framed for crimes they didn't commit? Do you think I don't know about your involvement in the JFK assassination? Or the Oklahoma City bombing? Or the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.? Or the attempted assassination of President Reagan? Or the poisoning of Alexander the Great? Or the destruction of Pompeii? Or the sinking of the Titanic? Or the burning of the Library of Alexandria? Or the Fall of Rome? Or the burning of the Alamo? Or the sinking of the Lusitania? You realize the person accusing you of all these incidents is none other than Dr. Victor Von Doom. Yes, Doctor Thomas. I know all about your involvement in those events. I have every single one of your files. Every single one of them. I know your secrets, Doctor Thomas. I know everything about you."
"Well, then, Mr. Blackwood, you must know that I have a very good lawyer. You sue Dr Victor Von Doom into oblivion and your secrets remain safe with you. The good doctor will never reveal any information about you or your crimes. I would have to kill him first."
"But you don't have to worry about that, Doctor Thomas. I have already hired someone to kill Dr. Victor Von Doom. I have paid him five million dollars to kill Dr. Victor Von Doom and anyone else who dares to expose your secret. And the secret assassin is named Logan."
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Chapter 13
Logan's limo pulled up outside the mansion and he got out of the car. He walked across the lawn and stopped at the front door. He knocked three times, paused, then knocked twice more.
The door opened and Cyclops stood before him. "Logan," he said. "Come in."