Warren Worthington Kidnapped
We at the Daily Bugle have received an anonymous tip that Warren Worthington III has been kidnapped. It’s unknown why or who has done this, there have been no ransom demands of any sort. This reporter went to Cyclops of the X-Men, Havok and a few other companions of X-Factor, and Mrs. Jean Grey-Summers from X-Corp.
Cyclops I hope you don't mind if I move straight to the point. I got word that Warren Worthington has been kidnapped and wondered if you could comment sir?
Cyclops: Mr. Ellis, the X-Men are aware of the situation and we can assure the friends and family of Mr. Worthington that we are doing everything in our power to get him back safely.
Do you have any leads?
That information is classified, Sir, but suffice it to say, we are not going into this investigation blindly.
Well I hope you find him quickly and safely.
A message to the one who has Mr. Worthington... We will find you, and we will bring you to justice. That isn't a threat. It's a certainty.
Thank you for seeing me on such short notice Havok.
Havok: Of course, Mr. Ellis
I'm going to be forward and honest with you sir, we at the Daily Bugle received word that Warren Worthington has been kidnapped and we were wondering if you could comment on the matter.
We're working with the members of the X-Men as extra support on this. Did you talk to Cyclops? He's really sort of the power behind this mission.
I have already spoken to him. But we were wondering if we could get more detail on the matter.
Well, if Cyke isn't going to tell you much more, I'd probably get torn a new one if I revealed anything. Let me say though that Mr. Worthington's kidnappers are suspected to have a second victim, a woman known to X-Factor. We want her back, and we're going to get her back alive.
There's a second victim kidnapped?
We believe she was taken as bait for Mr. Worthington, but there might be more to it. I'm not really prepared to say more without Cyclops's a-ok.
Well thank you Havok I may have to go back to see about getting information about this second victim. Good luck in finding both of them sir.
Thanks, but it’s the luck of the kidnapper that has run out. X-Factor and the X-Men are on the case. There will be hell to pay when we find the one who did it.
Mrs. Grey-Summers thank you for speaking with me.
Jean Grey-Summers: *sounds vaguely distracted* You're welcome, Mr. Ellis. What can I do for you?
*pause for thought* It's a tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to Mr. Worthington's family and friends. We hope for his safe and speedy return. Warren is a kind and generous person, who founded X-Corp to reach out and help people in their time of need. Now, it's Warren who needs help. We urge anyone with information about this crime to contact the police.
So X-Corp has no leads?
None that I am aware of. No ransom demand has come to me. I can not imagine anyone having a personal grudge against Warren; he's an honest and honorable man. No one would have a reason to harm him. The only reason I can think of is for his money... or the perpetrator is deranged and such people need little cause or reason for their actions.
Mrs. Grey-Summers... there's also new information that's lead me to believe there is a second victim. Do you know anything about that?
I haven't been given many details about the situation, only those that pertain to Mr. Worthington. If Warren isn't the only victim of this crime, then we hope for their safe return as well.
It's said that X-Factor works closely with X-Corp. I've been told that this second victim is known by X-Factor. Is it anyone from your staff? Or could it possibly be a member from X-Factor itself?
X-Corp and X-Factor do occasionally work together for the benefit of Mutant Town, but they don't answer to me.
Well Mrs. Grey-Summers thank you for your time. And as I've said to Cyclops and Havok we at the Daily Bugle hope for the safe return of Mr. Worthington and this second victim.
Thank you, Mr. Ellis, we all pray for that as well.
This next interview was to a brother and sister. Names weren’t named.
Excuse me ma'am. Can I talk to you for a moment? Do you work within X-Factor? You don't have to give me your real name if you do.
The Lady in Red: *turns wide eyes on the stranger* I live there *points to building* It is our calling to make Mutant Town safe.
So you know what's goes on in there right?
Yes... *she looks at him closely* I live there. *speaking slowly for the benefit of the dull witted*
Do you know anything about Warren Worthington's kidnapping? Or this second victim?
Yes... but you have no need to worry... My magic will - *A silver haired man arrives*
The Silver Haired Man: Who are you?
The Lady: He is a stranger who seeks answers.
The Man: Answers to what?
The Lady: If I lived here. He wants to know about me.
The Man: *steps close to the stranger* What business is it of yours? Are you in need of X-Factor's assistance? If so, go inside and talk to our leader.
I'm Ken Ellis a reporter from the Daily Bugle. I'm trying to get information on the kidnappings of Warren Worthington and a second victim.
The Man: Have you spoken to Havok?
The Lady: *looks sad* but they were not taken from here. *whispers to him* He is a little slow. Perhaps we should take him... so he does not get lost.
The Man: Peace, beloved
I have, that's where I got the information about the second victim.
The Man: Then, what do you expect from my sister and I?
A name, a codename, any information about the second victim.
The Man: If Havok did not give it to you, why would you expect his subordinates to? Is it common in America for soldiers to reveal what their generals would not?
The Lady: I am not sub-thing....
The Man: It means only that Havok is our leader, darling
The Lady: Oh... Yes, he is very good, even if he is sometimes silly. He is much more clever than he looks.
The Man: He would have to be.
The thing is your leader won't give me anything else without it being okay-ed by Cyclops. And he won't give me a second interview. This girl, this second victim, no one knows about her but if someone has any information and reads it in the paper it could help in finding them both.
The Lady: She is probably being tied up... Anyone who sees someone tied up should tell people.
The Man: Ah, well, then, I would suggest you forget this matter. If you have spoken to Cyclops, you must have realized that the man does not take lightly to questioning his orders. If his ways did not get results, I would see no harm in disobeying. However, his plans usually work. For the sake of Worthington and the other who was taken, it would be best for all of us to do as the commander of the X-Men says. Come along, my sister, I think Mr. Ellis will be leaving us now.
Regrettably this reporter was unable to retain any further information on this second victim. With no information about the kidnappings or the second victim. We at the Daily Bugle hope that both are found quickly and safely.