The Premise: Despite the fact I'm a vocal hater of soapbox scripts, more than half of my material on here has had a whiff of the ole personal opinion shout-out to them. This is no exception, as Jubilation Lee has basically been horrifically destroyed by comic stories in the last few years, and I feel like complaining about it somehow. So here's a story where Gen-X era Jubilee is given a glimpse into what's to come for her. Enjoy.
(Also bonus points for anyone bright enough to know what band's song I've paraphrased for the title)
Page 1 - X Panels
1-- Gateway and Jubilee (in her Generation X uniform) have teleported into a dark cave, appearing in a misty swirl. Other than them and the teleport effect all that is visible is a fire and the dimly lit walls of the cavern. Jubilee appears surprised.
SFX/TELEPORT - FWOOP!!
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - Wha?!
2-- The teleport effect is now gone and Gateway is seating himself in front of the fire. Jubilee is now appearing even more shocked, pointing at Gateway with her other hand to her mouth.
SMALL SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - ... sit
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - YOU CAN SPEAK?!
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - ... Sit. I must show you the horrors that are to come.
3-- Jubile is now seating herself in front of the fire as well, right next to Gateway. As she is doing this smoke is rising into a spherical shape.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - What's to come? Geez, you speak to me for the first time and it's that much of a downer? Something tells me we aren't going to get along that well, Gates.
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - Silence. The future is forming before our eyes.
4-- We're now viewing the sphere of smoke from over the shoulders of Jubilee and Gateway. In the sphere we can see Jubilee in her Robert Kirkman days, where she gained huge slitty eyes and incredibly yellow skin.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - What the hell! How did I become such a charicature? I'm cute as a button dammit! And my *ahem* assets really stay this small? That sucks!
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - We're only beginning Ms. Lee. Let us continue.
5-- The same view, with the image in the sphere changing to Jubilee in her New Warriors-era guise, where her breasts grew to be larger than her head.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - Now THIS is what I'm talking about, G! Though... Those are KINDA big... My back must hurt like hell!
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - You've also lost your powers at this point.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - WAIT WHAT?!
6-- Same view, though Jubilee is now facing Gateway and yelling at him. The image in the sphere is now her in Gischler's X-Men, covered in blood from the vampiric suicide bomber.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - WHAT DO YOU MEAN I LOSE MY POWERS?!
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - Hush, child. Observe the fate you are doomed to.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - WHY AM I COVERED IN BLOOD?!
7-- Jubilee is now holding Gateway by the shoulders, shaking him violently. The image in the sphere has changed to a scene from X-Men issue 2, namely the one where Jubilee says the truly awful line I'll be referencing in the speech.
SPEECH BUBBLE/SMOKE SPHERE - "--Like pure desire coursing through my veins. And I'm afraid. Afraid to touch the DARKNESS, but I can't stop myself."
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION LEE - WHY AM I SAYING THAT?! IS THIS EVEN ME?! I'M LIKE A HAMMER HORROR REJECT! SHOW ME HOW TO CHANGE THIS, GATEWAY! SHOW ME OR I'LL END YOU RIGHT HERE!
8-- Gateway is pushing Jubilee away from him and is getting up from the fire. The sphere is dissipating back into ordinary smoke.
SPEECH BUBBLE/GATEWAY - There is no way. I just felt you ought to know. Now we shall leave.
SPEECH BUBBLE/JUBILATION - NO! Don't do this to me, G! Please just do--
NARRATION BOX - And Jubilee was teleported back to her ordinary life with Generation X mid-sentence. Somehow she forgot all this by the time all the awful things happened to her, but isn't it nice to know that really, deep down, she saw it all coming? Lessens the pain some, yes?
NARRATION BOX - Fin (with apologies to years of comics history)