I dunno about you guys, but future Reptil is sorta hinting that Mettle and Laura are supposed to have a little something…. if he didn’t intervene. Possibly on Hazmat’s request.
"Watch out Hazmat looks like you've got competition."
"Just like that, everything changes."
Hmmm.... Changes what, I wonder?
But didnt alternate reality/future Reptil go there to make SURE that the future (?) belonged to THEM? Why the animosity to X-23? Surely, she isnt part of the "THEM" he mentioned. Maybe nothing reciprocal on her part, maybe just Mettle feeling things. After all, he's currently looking for a brother-in-blood, he used to have it with Veil remember? They even bonded. But she's gone now. So the Yoda of Killers has reassured him, eased his mind about something disturbing.
"We may converse anytime you wish." Surely, Mettle would have exercised that offer. And I think they would talk and until a bond is formed. Resulting to a rather jealous Hazmat.
(O_O ) You dump Julian for dat guy?
He’s nice and all… But… Meh. Helix all the way.
(O_O ) anyone who doesnt have skin is not fit for Laura.