Tao and Ezekiel walked through a secret facility just outside of Moscow while inside the mirror dimension. They had already taken over the computer network of the base and walked towards their next recruit as Ezekiel worked on a tablet.
Ezekiel stopped walking as he said, "This one is going to be a problem."
Tao turned to look at Ezekiel as she asked, "What's wrong?"
Ezekiel frowned as he said, "We might have to kill them."
Tao frowned and her eyes narrowed slightly as she asked, "Why would we need to kill them?"
"Because they're a Dire Wraith."
Tao widened her eyes as she asked, "There’s a Dire Wraith on the planet?"
"You actually know what a Dire Wraith is?"
Tao nodded her head as she said, "Of course I do, they are considered a magical threat to Earth. Although the last one we dealt with was before my time. How did a Dire Wraith even make it to earth without my knowledge?"
Ezekiel shrugged his shoulders as he said, "I have a theory, but I could be wrong. I also don't see any records about aliens coming to Earth in their files. As far as they knew, she was a human until they took tissue samples."
"I think we should take care of this threat, a Dire Wraith can cause a serious problem if left unchecked."
Ezekiel nodded his head in agreement as he said, "I won't argue with that, but let's at least see what is going on. This particular one thinks it's human and is proud of its Russian heritage. They also haven't told her that she is an alien. Plus she was working with us a few times when we looked into the future."
Tao frowned again as she said, "The few records I have read about Dire Wraith's all say the same thing. That they are creatures of evil that have no morals and will do anything to fulfill their own desires."
"From my knowledge that is pretty accurate."
They continued walking till they came to a new area off the main hallway. After going through a set of doors, it looked like they arrived in a living area for someone. It had a TV on the wall, with a small couch in front of it. It also had a small dining table with four chairs around it, along with a small kitchen area. There was a single hallway in the room which looked like it led to a few other rooms.
Inside the room seated at the dining table was a young woman reading a book. She had long dark black hair, her irises were red and would sometimes glow slightly as she was reading. She wore what could only be described as a very tiny purple skin tight bikini in a V shaped pattern over her hourglass like figure. The purple straps went over her shoulders and barely covered her breasts before it connected just below her navel.
Ezekiel wolf whistled before he said, "You know in the comics they always drew the women wearing almost nothing. I always thought it was the artist's taste or to attract more teenage boys to read them. I honestly never thought I would see it in person… I gotta admit, I don't hate it."
Tao frowned and there was a hint of disgust in her voice as she said, "You know that's a Dire Wraith, she doesn't actually look like that."
Ezekiel shrugged his shoulders as he said, "A man can still appreciate beauty when he sees it."
Tao paused for a moment before she glanced at Ezekiel as she asked in a slightly fearful tone of voice, "Wait, was I ever drawn like that?"
Ezekiel laughed as he said, "By the normal artists for the comic books? No you weren't. But by fan artists… Let's just say some people were very imaginative."
Tao glared at Ezekiel for his comment. Ezekiel grinned as he said, "Don't get upset, you were the one who asked. Also, I always shipped you with Mordo myself."
“You shipped me with Mordo?”
Ezekiel nodded his head as he said, “Yup, I mean he is a pretty good match for you. Even though you have more of a master…”
“Enough! I really don’t want you to finish that.” Tao frowned a little after speaking.
Ezekiel grinned again as he asked, “Alright, so what is the plan? Magical threats are your wheelhouse.”
Tao schooled her face before she looked at the woman sitting in front of them reading. She looked back at Ezekiel as she said, “I will send you outside and I want you to try and restore her memories. Let’s see how she reacts to her memories, the main thing we need to figure out is how she came to Earth.”
Ezekiel nodded his head and after walking to the other side of the room, Tao removed him from the mirror dimension. The woman at the table went on guard and looked up at Ezekiel as soon as he appeared. Ezekiel raised his hands as he said, “Fantasia, I just came here to talk and hopefully help you out.”
Fantasia laughed lightly before she said in a Russian accent, “You are a foolish man to come here, the guards should be here in less than a minute to capture you.”
Ezekiel shook his head as he said, “No, I already took care of the security here. We can talk peacefully as long as you want.”
“As long as I want?”
Ezekiel nodded his head as he said, “Of course. I came here to talk, but it’s hard to have a conversation if the other person doesn’t wish to talk.”
Fantasia pushed her seat back before she folded her arms under her breasts, which in turn pushed her chest up, somehow the fabric of her skin tight outfit didn’t break. She smirked as she noticed the man’s glance towards her chest for a moment. The man shook his head as Fantasia said, “We can talk until the guards arrive. So, what do you want to talk about?”
“How about your alien heritage to start?”
Fantasia narrowed her eyes as she asked. “What do you mean by my alien heritage? I might have powers, but I’m human.”
Ezekiel shook his head as he said, “No, you’re an alien.” He pulled up his tablet and started to type on it, after a few moments the TV on the wall turned on and on it some info was displayed.
Ezekiel gestured to the TV as he said, “That is your DNA on the left and on the right is a human’s DNA, along with the DNA from a mutant. I am sure you can tell the difference with just a glance.”
Fantasia studied the screen for a few minutes before she said, “That means nothing, you have no proof that is actually real.”
Ezekiel nodded in agreement before he started to type on his tablet again. He pulled up a video of some people in a room talking in Russian. Fantasia watched the video for a few minutes before she looked back at Ezekiel. She frowned a little as she said, “Alright that might be harder to fake, but so what if I am an alien? Is this what you wanted to talk about?”
“Somewhat. I actually wanted to help restore your memories.”
Fantasia frowned even more as she asked, “Restore my memories?”
Ezekiel nodded as he said, “Yes, I believe that something happened and you lost your memories. I wish to restore them, after that we can part ways.”
Fantasia shook her head as she said, “No, I don’t trust you. You can leave now, or wait for the guards to come collect you.”
Ezekiel had a wicked looking grin as he said, “Unfortunately we already started. Don’t worry, this shouldn’t take too long.”
Fantasia wanted to respond, but the next second she was in a weird destroyed space with all kinds of bubbles floating around her. She tried to activate her powers, but nothing happened. The strange man appeared before her after a few moments and said, “We are currently in your mind, and the bubbles should be all of your memories. To restore your memories we just need to rebuild this place.”
Fantasia glared at the man before her as she said, “Let me out of here!”
Ezekiel shrugged his shoulders as he said, “You are the only one who can let us out of here.”
Tao watched Fantasia for a while before she looked at Ezekiel who had two fingers currently touching the woman’s forehead and asked, “So how long will this take?”
“She is fighting back and not helping. But just forcing her into her mindscape seems to be helping. I think we have about an hour.”
Tao nodded her head as she said, “I’ll go get some help. We’ll stay hidden and prepare to capture her if needed.”
Ezekiel nodded as he said, “Sounds good, but I suggest we wait and see what happens. If she is like the one from a certain timeline, she will lead us to a whole nest of eggs.”
Tao paled as she asked, “You think there's a nest on the planet?
Ezekiel nodded his head as he said, “I am looking through her fragmented memories and I have seen some things that make me think so.”
Tao opened a portal as she said, “I’ll be back.” She disappeared through the portal right after.
Ezekiel let out a chuckle thinking about Tao being a T-800, before he concentrated on his task and tried to find out anything he could about where a possible nest of Dire Wraith eggs might be. After half an hour a portal opened and Tao walked out of it with a few people. Tao glanced at Ezekiel before she looked at Fantasia who was sweating profusely as parts of her body seemed to be expanding and contracting. Any part that was expanding or contracting would also change different colors of purple.
Tao asked in a concerned tone of voice, “What is happening now?”
Ezekiel’s voice was strained as he said, “She is gaining more power as her memories are restored. You should hide in the mirror dimension, I think we only have a few minutes before she breaks free.”
Tao nodded as she pulled everyone but Ezekiel into the mirror dimension. After a few minutes passed Fantasia’s right arm shot out as it turned into a purple blade that pierced through Ezekiel’s chest. Fantasia watched as Ezekiel coughed up some blood before he collapsed on the ground in front of her.
Fantasia pulled her bladed hand back and looked at the blood dripping off it. A two foot long purplish colored tongue came out of her mouth which licked the blood clean before she said, “Consider that a thank you for restoring my memories.”
She smiled to herself as she walked out of the room. As Fantasia walked through the hallways towards the main elevators for the hidden base, she was leaving behind a pile of corpses in her wake.
Tao, Ezekiel and the others followed Fantasia as she walked through the base in the mirror dimension. Ezekiel currently had her in a genjutsu so they could easily follow her to the hidden nest of Dire Wraith eggs.
Wong glanced at Tao and the others as he asked, “I am not the only one who finds her randomly cackling weird, right?”
Ezekiel shrugged his shoulders as he said, “No, but there is nothing I can do about it. At least we have a nice view though...”