...to keep asking, but, as team leader, I think I deserve to know."
"Of course you do, Scott. But, unfortunately, I cannot tell you. All I can say is that they are both having similar problems and that they disappear each day because they are trying to overcome them together. I assure you that neither of them is in any danger. So you needn't worry about them."
"Yes, Professor." Scott said, nodding in understanding.
"I would also ask you to not ask them about it because it would cause them unneeded embarrassment. Furthermore, since I know the other students are aware of their disappearances, I would ask that you make it clear to them that they're also not to ask about these events and that their friends are perfectly safe." Prof. X told him.
"Yes, Professor. I'll make sure to brief all of their friends on the situation."
"Thank you. Could you go find Kurt Wagner for me and bring him here for a mission debriefing? I need to go over a few notes and would rather not use the intercom at this time."
"Of course, Professor." Scott answered.
He promptly turned and left the room in search of his fellow X-Man. Prof. X used his mutant tracking ability to see if anyone else was outside his office, then moved to the bookcase that concealed the doorway to the hidden passageway. He pressed his hand to the wall next to it and the bookcase slid upward into the ceili...