posted on 24-Jan-2002 7:43:34 PM
The Ties that Bind Us


Author: Bill a.k.a. Darth Maul 214

Category: Crossover with X-men:Evolution

Couples: M/L, M/M, A/I, K/T, Kitty/Kurt, Lance/Ava, Scott/Jean, Jubilee/Bobby, Tabitha/Pietro, Roberto/Rahne, Rogue/Remy(later in the story)

Rating: R(violence, language)

Disclaimers: Roswell belongs to Jason Katims and Melinda Metz. X-Men:Evolution belongs to Marvel Entertainment. No
infringement intended.

Summary: What if Liz was a mutant and had a brother named Pietro Maximoff?

Authors Note: Italics are thoughts and telepathic communication.

Feedback: is always welcome. Send to darthmaul214_2⊕yahoo.com


Eight mutant signatures. Location: Roswell, New Mexico. Identities: Maria Deluca, Alexander Whitman, Kyle Valenti, Max Evans, Isabel Evans, Michael Guerin, Teresa Harding, and Elizabeth Parker.

Logan, get the entire team together. Kurt, I need you to teleport to the boarding house to get Pietro. Take Kitty with you. Lance would never let her come to harm. Tell Pietro it’s time for him to meet his twin sister.

Ja, Professor. Kurt Wagner teleported outside the room Katherine “Kitty” Pryde shared with his sister, Marie. He and Marie have two of the hardest mutations of all the students at Xavier Institute. He can only have a normal life using a holographic device made to look like a watch. He had incredible agility and strength, but at the cost of a demonic appearance, including a spade-tipped prehensile tail and a body covered in thick blue fur. His sister, even though she could pass as a normal human, even with the streaks of white in her hair, was far worse off than he was. Her skin can drain the lifeforce from another person, and in the case of mutants, their powers as well for a short time. He knows how strong a person his sister has to be. While Marie tends to try to stay aloof and slightly withdrawn, he has noticed she has an extremely open heart, which part of belongs to Scott, the team leader.

Knocking on the door, Kurt waited for an answer. Kitty phased through the door clad in an oversized t-shirt. Kurt’s heart beat faster in her presence. “Katzchen, the professor wants us to go to the boarding house to take Pietro to meet his sister. He thought your presence might keep it peaceful.” I have to admit Lance has great taste, but he’s competition for Mein Katzchen. He really isn’t that bad a person, he’s had some bad breaks. Sadly none of the Brotherhood are totally bad. Fred has been used as a way to make money, same with Tabitha. Pietro, sadly has an extremely short attention span, mainly due to how quickly he can move. He only stole back in New York to show off his powers. Todd, because of his stature is easily picked on. I understand him.

Kitty, not totally oblivious to Kurt’s feelings towards her, quickly phased back through the door and got dressed. Kurt’s my best friend. I love him, but am I in love with him? Lance has been a total ass to me in the past, but he made the effort to try and change. He cares about me, but so does Kurt. I’m so confused. I’ll need to talk to Jean, but she’s got her own little situation: Duncan Matthews or Scott.

Phasing back through the door, Kitty took Kurt’s hand, and with the smell of sulfur and a loud –bamf-, they appeared in the living room of the Brotherhood’s boarding house. They quickly went about finding Lance’s room first, to keep the situation calm. Kitty walked over to Lance’s bed and placed a gentle kiss on his cheek, which she noticed made Kurt jealous.

“Lance, it’s me, Kitty. Kurt and I have come in peace. Professor Xavier would like Pietro to meet his sister. Seems that she lives in Roswell, of all places.”

”Pietro doesn’t have a sister, Pretty Kitty. Magneto would have told him.”
“Why would Magneto tell him anything, Lance?”

“Pietro is his son, after all. Xavier never told you?”

“No.”

“Let me go get him. But the rest of us are going with you, just to make sure Xavier’s on the level about Pietro’s sister.”

Lance, that will be fine.

Get out of my head!

“Kitty, how can you stand that he can just talk to you in your head.”

“Lance, you just get used to it.”

Lance went about waking up the rest of the Brotherhood. They all entered the living room grumbling about being woken up.

“Guys, we’re going on a little vacation with the X-men to Roswell. Pietro, it seems that you have a sister. She lives there.”

At those words, Pietro started to run laps of the house, making it feel as though a tornado passed through the already run-down boarding house. “ComeoneveryonepackIwanna meet my sister,” Pietro let out at full speed.

A half an hour later both groups took off in the X-jet, heading for Roswell and Pietro’s sister, Liz Parker.


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posted on 26-Jan-2002 11:19:25 PM
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. Here are parts 1 and 2


Part 1


Landing the X-jet out in the desert, Wolverine drove his motorcycle down the rear cargo ramp, Ororo riding with him to rent a van or two to transport the large amount of people on the excursion.

Jeff, it’s time for Liz to know who she really is. She is coming into her abilities. Cerebro detected her five hours ago, along with seven others: Maria Deluca, Alex Whitman, Max and Isabel Evans, Michael Guerin, Kyle Valenti and Teresa Harding.

Dad, I know all those kids. Maria and Alex are Liz’s best friends. Max and Kyle both had dated Liz. Michael works for me and dates Maria. Kyle is the local sheriff’s son. Jim is also Tess’s legal guardian, after her father abandoned her in September.

“Pietro, I’ve made contact with Liz’s adoptive father, Jeff Parker, my son.” The entire crowd stood mouths agape.

“Youknewwhereshewasallalongdidntyou!”

“Yes, I did, Pietro. Would you have wanted your father to put her through the tests to get into Sanctuary. He made you, his only son. What makes his daughter any different?”

“Youdidnthavetherighttokeepherfromme.”

“Pietro, I never planned on keeping the two of you apart. I only did what your mother asked of me.”

“WhyshouldIbelieveyou?”

“It’s the truth.”

“Imoutahere!” With that, Pietro raced in the direction of town, he hoped.

Lance, he’s heading deeper into the desert without water. If we don’t stop him, he’ll die. With Xavier’s mental message, Lance Alvers, also known as Avalanche started a small tremor to at least slow his friend down, allowing Kurt to teleport to him and to return.

“Whatareyoudoing?”

“Saving your life, Pietro. You were heading deeper into the desert without water. Do you want to die before you meet your sister?”

An hour later, Ororo and Logan returned with two vans and a trailer holding Logan’s bike.


Part 2

“Liz, we need to talk.”

“Dad, what’s wrong?” Liz asked, sensing her father was about to say something earth-shattering.

“Liz, you’re adopted. Your biological father’s name is Erik Magnus Lensherr. Grandpa John wasn’t my biological father. Grandma Claudia became involved with a young man named Charles Xavier, while attending Columbia. Shortly before graduation Grandma Claudia became pregnant with me, and Charles joined the military and fought in Vietnam. Grandma Claudia found out that she was pregnant after Charles started his tour of duty. They were engaged to be married before he left. About 3 months before I was born, she received a telegram informing her of Charles’ death. Grandpa John and your grandma were close friends. He asked your grandma to marry him, so that I could have two parents. Six months later, Charles returned to find that your Grandma had already married, believing him to be dead.”

“What does Charles Xavier have to do with my biological father?”

“Erik Lensher was, and to some degree still is, one of my father’s best friends.”

“Why was I separated from him?”

“Erik has special abilities. As do you and your twin brother, Pietro.”

“What kind of abilities?”

“Erik could control magnetic fields. Pietro can run extremely quickly, upwards of 60 miles an hour.”

“What can I do?”
“Only my father knows that. He and I also have special abilities. He’s a telepath, quite possibly the strongest on the planet. I’m telepathic, but only half as powerful as he is.

I know about Max. Tell him his secret is safe with me.

“Dad, you do know that invading my mind is wrong.”

“Lizzie, I can’t help but hear your thoughts about Max. Sometimes it’s like you’re using a bullhorn, you project them so much. My father thinks Max, Isabel, Michael, and Tess are mutants like us. Alex, Kyle, and Maria are mutants, too.” With those words, Liz Parker fainted.

posted on 26-Jan-2002 11:31:07 PM
I'm glad That so many people like this so far. Please also check out my epic crossover with The Crow, Love Springs Eternal, viewthread?forum=dreamer-fanfiction&id=520
posted on 29-Jan-2002 7:41:53 PM
Part 3


“Come on, load up, before Speedy self-destructs,” growled Logan.

“Whatever, Badger. Blue, care to have me on your lap?” replied Tabitha Smith, aka Boom-Boom.

As much as he cared about Tabitha as a person, he was only interested in being a friend to the fun-loving girl. His heart belonged to someone else. Besides, he’s seen how she looks at Pietro when she thinks no one’s looking. “Tabitha, why don’t you take Pietro’s lap?”

How did Blue know? Now so does everyone else. Look at the smirk on Lance’s face. Like he isn’t attracted to both the Cat and Wolfgirl.

“For the last time, the name’s Wolverine!” Logan bellowed at the blonde.

“Can’t take a little teasing, Badger.”

“Tabby, that’s enough! You don’t want to piss him off,” replied Lance, trying to keep the situation calm by being team leader.

“Who the hell made you boss, Lancie-boy!”

“Someone needs to be!”

“Lance, Tabby, stop it! I’ve spent 16 fucking years without my sister! I want to meet her as soon as I possibly can! You both can mud wrestle for leadership later! I’m getting in. Tabby, my lap is still open, if you want it. We can talk.”



Part 4


The vans started off towards Roswell after everyone loaded up.

“Tabby, I’m afraid she won’t like me. As it is, my father doesn’t think too much of me. What if she turns her back on me?”

“Pietro, you’ll have me. I’ll be there for you. Like Blue was for me.”

“I know he’s your friend, Tabby. Even most mutants would be afraid of the way he looks.”

“He has a good heart, Pietro. All the fears any mutant has are at least tripled for him. He can at times be the goofiest and the most serious person at once.”

“Do you like him? As in a boyfriend?”

“No, he’s just a friend. There is someone else, though.”

“Shades?”

“No, he’s too straight-laced for me. I prefer my men a little unpredictable and self-assured.”

“Who is it, Tabby?”

“I have a feeling you know who it is. I’m currently sitting on his lap with his arms wrapped around me.”

“Your hair smells so wonderful, like strawberries. Would your lips taste like them?”

“You’ll find out later. That’s a promise.” I’ll have to thank Blue later. If it didn’t work out like this, he would have been pranked. Maybe I should help Lance get Wolfgirl and leave the Cat for Blue. Blue, you’ll be happy.

Part 5


Jeff maybe you should close the restaurant and get the kids there. We’re about 20 minutes out. Pietro is more impatient than normal. If it wasn’t for his new girlfriend, Tabitha Smith, he’d be bouncing around. She has a calming influence on him.

Liz took it in stride, up until she found out her friends were mutants, too.

“Lizzie, wake up.”

“Wha! Dad, what’s up?”

“Pietro will be here in twenty minutes. My Dad wants to talk to all of you at once.”

“Dad, you know how paranoid Michael is, right?”

“Yeah, thankfully he’ll be here in a few with Maria for their shift, but we’re closing for the day. My dad has his reasons.”

“Does Mom know?”

“About me and you, of course. Nothing else.”

“Do we tell her?”

“That’s up to the others. I can tell you. My father will know the truth and quite possibly Logan.”

“Who’s Logan?”

“Liz, Logan is a noble savage. He has the ability to heal at an incredible rate. If he isn’t killed outright, he’ll be in perfect health quickly. His senses are heightened. His skeleton is unbreakable, due to having the strongest metal known to man, adamantium, grafted to it. He can release adamantium claws to fight with. No one is sure how old he is, not even himself. He’s had his memories altered multiple times. He’s gruff, smokes, drinks, and engages in other dangerous activities. He believes, since it’ll never kill him, why worry about it?”

“Let me call the others.” Turning around, Liz saw Michael and Maria, step through the kitchen door. “Oh, hi. Michael. Hi, Maria. When’d you get here?”

“Liz, why did you tell your dad about us! We trusted you!”

She didn’t, Michael. I’m a telepath. And I’m not Liz’s biological father.

posted on 30-Jan-2002 12:21:37 AM
Jeff is a non autistic, non-psychotic, single personality version of Legion(Xavier's son).
posted on 30-Jan-2002 12:27:13 AM
ok, here's a list of some of the character's, I'm using:
Pietro Maximoff = Quicksilver
Tabitha Smith = Boom Boom
Rahne = Wolfsbane
Lance Alvers = Avalanche
Todd Tolanski = Toad
Fred Dux = Blob
Erik Magnus Lensherr = Magneto
Liz is Scarlet Witch(Wanda Maxmoff)
Marie = Rogue
Kurt Wagner = Nightcrawler
Evan Daniels(Storm's nephew)= Spyke
Bobby Drake = Iceman
characters not yet in the story
Irene = Destiny
Raven Darkholme = Mystique
Remy LeBeau = Gambit
Warren Worthington III = Angel
Forge = Forge
Apocalypse
Emma Frost = White Queen

P.S.
Blue is a nickname Tabby has for Kurt, because of his blue fur.
posted on 31-Jan-2002 1:02:07 PM
The following is Marvel's bio of Scarlet Witch: http://www.marvel.com/comics/bios/bio_scarletwitch.htm. Since Liz is a scientist, she'd look at her powers from a scientific perspective, instead of the canonical mystic one.
posted on 2-Feb-2002 8:52:51 PM
This is near the end of MitC and post Joyride(Evo).


part 6


“Liz, what the hell is going on? And who’s Pietro?”

“Michael, I’m different. I seem to have powers, just like my brother, Pietro. I’m just as in the dark about it as you are. My dad only told me I was adopted 90 minutes ago. Maria, apparently you are different as well. So are Alex and Kyle. There is a man, Charles Xavier, my adopted grandfather, who will be here with Pietro. Apparently, he believes the four of you are mutants like us. He’s the strongest telepath on earth.”

“Michael, my father runs a school to teach young people with special skills how to use and control them. It’s located in Westchester County, NY.”

“What kinds of skills can mutants have, Mr. Parker?”

“It varies. One of his first students, Scott Summers, can fire energy beams from his eyes unless blocked by ruby quartz lenses. There is one girl, she goes only by the name Rogue, whose skin can drain the life from another person. Her brother, Kurt, was altered genetically after his birth by Erik Lensherr. Kurt’s appearance is almost demonic and he has the ability to transport from one point to another almost instantaneously.”

Tears fell from Liz’s eyes. “I’m the daughter of a monster! How will this boy look in my eyes, knowing what that bastard did to him! I will do whatever I can to make it up to him.”

“Liz, you aren’t responsible for what happened to Kurt. Just like when I killed Pierce to protect Max. Everyone kept telling me that it wasn’t my fault. It wasn’t. Whatever happens, I’ve got you covered.”

“So do I, Chica,” Maria told Liz, giving the shorter girl a hug.



Chapter 7


The two vans pulled into the Crashdown’s parking lot and unloaded. The assembled group formed in behind Xavier, Ororo pushing his wheelchair. “Xavier, I need to talk to Rogue and Kurt. We’ll be in in a few minutes.

“That’s ok, Pietro. Take your time.” The rest entered the closed restaurant.

“Kurt, I’m sorry about what happened at the construction site that day. I’m just as afraid of my father as you are. I need a friend that has gone through a reunion like this.”

“Apology accepted, Pietro. I can tell you this: just be her friend first. If you try to be overbearing and overprotective, it won’t be easy.”

“Kurt’s right, Pietro. Neither of us is an expert, but the two of us are taking a day at a time.”

“Blue, could I talk to you in private for a minute?” asked Tabby.

“Ja.” Walking near the back of the restaurant, they stopped.

“Blue, thank you for making me confront my feelings for Pietro. You should take your own advice and tell Cat that you love her.”

“Am I that obvious?”

“No, not at all. You need to do it and soon, before Lance does. He’s my friend, but you deserve to be happy.”

“Tabitha, I know your life wasn’t the greatest. I’m there if you need to talk. Thank you for being a friend.”

The two friends returned to the front of the restaurant and entered with Pietro and Rogue.

Pietro, Liz is the brunette.

Pietro ran to the petite brunette and wrapped his arms around his sister. He felt safe for the first time in a very long time. “I’m Pietro.”

At that moment Tess and Max walked in the door. Max, seeing this strange boy hugging Liz, ripped the two apart before punching him in the face.

posted on 2-Feb-2002 9:55:03 PM
The story starts just after Liz saves Max in MitC.
posted on 8-Feb-2002 1:24:20 PM
Part 8

Under normal circumstances, Pietro would have dodged the punch easily, but he knew if he dodged, Liz would be the one hurt. Reeling from the blow, he stepped back. That guy can hit.

Pietro watched as Liz placed her hand on the guy’s chest and watched him fly backward, impacting the wall with a thud.

“Max, despite how much I love you, if you touch Pietro again, I’ll kill you. You were the one who didn’t even want us to be friends, yet I still saved your life. But if you attack my brother again, I’ll deliver you to your enemies, giftwrapped,” venom dripping from her voice.

“Liz, you’re an only child. You can’t have a brother. And who are all these people?”

“I’m Professor Charles Xavier, I run a school for young people with special skills, like yourself Max, or should I say King Zan of Antar.”

“Liz, what is he talking about?” asked Pietro.

Liz looked towards Max and then Michael, knowing there would be explainations. Tess started to concentrate, trying to mindwarp all present.

Miss Harding, I’m immune to your illusions. I’m stronger than you are. As a demonstration, you are going to act like a rooster.

Tess suddenly strutted around the Crashdown, crowing quite loudly, before returning to normal.

“What are you?”

“Human, just like you.”

“I’m not human.”

“Keep telling yourself that, and maybe one day, you’ll actually believe it. All of your abilities are human. You have human emotions and fears. Kurt, could you please turn off your image inducer.”

The boy with indigo hair stepped forward and pressed a button on what looked to be a watch on his left wrist. The boy disappeared and in his place stood a being covered in blue fur. He had luminous yellow eyes, almost cat-like. His ears were pointed, like an elf. His hands had only three fingers. A tail that ended in a spade-like tip trailed out behind him. His feet were comprised of two toes each, with the heel area being off the ground, allowing him to walk on the balls of his feet.

Max, Michael, Maria, and Tess shrank away slightly at the sight of Kurt’s true form. Liz started to walk towards Kurt, looking past the disfigurement her father wrought upon the young man. When she stood before him, she knelt down, taking his hands in hers. “Kurt, I can’t make up for what was done to you, but I will be honored if you’d consider me a friend.”

“Frauleine, you are not responsible for what Magneto did to me. I hold no ill will towards you or Pietro. The same can’t be said for Magneto.”

“Liz, why are you treating that monster as a person?” asked Tess.

“Because, Tess, when Kurt was a baby, my biological father, Erik Lensherr, also known as Magneto, performed genetic experiments on him. My father made him look the way he does.”

“What the Professor wanted to show you is that even though I look different, I’m still human.” Marie walked over towards her brother and hugged him.

“How can you love someone who looks like a monster?” Tess asked the Goth who was hugging the furry boy.
“The simple answer, yah blond twit, is he’s my twin brother. And if yah insult him again, Ah’ll put yah in ah coma fah three weeks.”

“You don’t want to like challege her, blondie. She will drain you,” replied a petite brunette with very expressive eyes.

“How could you hurt me? I’m an alien.”

The entire room with a few exceptions just stared at her. Rogue pulled off her gloves and started to walk towards the annoying blonde.

Rogue, stand down!

Yes, Professor. Rogue put her gloves back on and stood next to Liz and finally studied her face. She looked familiar, like they met before.

Suddenly she was bombarded with images.

*memory*

“Raven, I know you want to hurt Magneto. His daughter lives in Roswell, New Mexico. Her name is Liz Parker. Find her at a restaurant, the Crashdown Café. She’s about 5’2”, brown eyes and long brown hair. She’s a waitress.”

“Irene, thank you for raising Marie for me. How is she doing?”

“Raven, her powers will be coming soon. The ability to absorb lifeforces.”
*end memory*

*memory*

Looking around, Marie saw the Crashdown. Sitting across from her was a biker. The argument. The “struggle” for the gun. The shot penetrating Liz’s abdomen. The smile that crept to Marie’s lips. The escape and catching up to the biker and snapping his neck like a dry twig.

“I hope this hurts him as much as the loss of my son hurts me.” Marie’s hand turned blue, a very particular shade of blue.
*end memory

“Oh Gahd, No!”

“Marie, what is it?”asked Kurt.

“Liz, when were yah shot?”, the tears streaking Marie’s makeup.


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posted on 8-Feb-2002 1:55:20 PM
quote:
Transparent Clear originally wrote:
awesome part! I loved that the professor made Tess act like a rooster... Could he make her walk off a bridge? *happy* (well, I guess that wasn't nice... oh well) Or maybe she could try to hurt Rogue??? (enough dreams of torturing tess)

anyway, I loved this and I'm really interested in the whole marie-liz connection.... this could get very entangled very quickly.
I hope there's more soon!
jenan

The memories Rogue(Marie) experienced were not her own. They were Raven Darkholme(Mystique)'s.

posted on 12-Feb-2002 11:48:12 AM
I know most people hate Tess. I hate what they made her out to be near the end of S2. I've always thought about her as a lost soul. Life with Nasedo probably wasn't peachy. Remember, even Magneto has been an X-man. Her redemption lies in a Buddist jock. Besides, would you want Tess's memories in Marie's head?

Now for part 9


Part 9


At those words, Liz grew pale. How could she know? “I was never shot.”

“Don’t lie, Liz. You, Max, and those two were there,” pointing at Michael and Maria. “Ah know it happened, because it’s a memory of thah person who shot you. Her name is Mystique. She is a shapeshifter and mah mother. She wanted to kill you to get vengeance against Magneto for what was done to mah brother.”

“Marie, it’s ok. You are not responsible for your mom. I hope we can be friends.”

“Liz, Ah normally don’t let people use mah real name. It’s ah way of keeping people at ah distance. I only let Kurt, Kitty, and Bobby call me Marie. I hope that one day you are among them.”

“I understand, Rogue. I know I couldn’t be a strong as you. Maybe there can be a way to allow you to touch safely. I planned on studying molecular biology, but I think genetics might be more useful.” Liz wiped the smeared makeup from the other girls face, and the most amazing thing happened, nothing.

“Professor, how can she touch me and be unaffected.”

“Liz, you seem to be able to alter the laws of probability in a limited area. You didn’t throw Max into the wall. You made the highly unlikely possibility of Max using his telekinetic powers to throw himself against the wall occur when you touched him.”

“I also felt it when you touched Rogue. There are those that are immune to her powers. Since it is unlikely, but still possible, that you are immune, your power made you immune. You seem to have other abilities, but they’re still latent.”

“What can the rest of you do?”

“I can create armor and weapons from my accelerated bone growth. That’s why I’m known as Spyke. My Auntie Ororo, who is standing behind the professor can control the weather in a limited area,” replied an African American boy with blonde hair.”

“Evan, I can speak for myself. Liz, I’m Ororo Munroe. I’m also known as Storm. I’m one of the instructors at the Institute. I hope you all choose to attend.”

“I’m Kitty Pryde. I’m Marie’s roommate and Kurt’s best friend.” And maybe more. Liz looked at the petite brunette, who looked at Kurt the exact way she looks at Max.

“Pleased to meet you, Kitty.”

“Like, likewise.”

“Thank you. You never said what your gift was.”

“I can phase through objects, if I think about doing it. It’s a very useful power.”

“I can believe it. I should call the rest of my friends to get here.”

That would be a good idea, Liz.

“Alex, could you pick up Isabel and come to the Crashdown? We’re having an impromptu meeting. I’ll call Kyle and the Sheriff. See you soon.”

Twenty minutes later, Alex and Isabel arrived at the Crashdown. Looking at all the people gathered around, Isabel became enraged. “What the hell is going on, Liz! Who are all these people?”

We are people with special gifts, like yourself. My name is Charles Xavier. I run a school to train young people with gifts to control them and to fit into society. I also happen to be Mr. Parker’s father. I know about the battles you have yet to fight. I’m offering an alliance. With that Isabel screamed.

“This is so not happening!”

“Isabel, hear him out,” replied Michael.

Alex seemed to walk straight up to Kurt and looked at the watch on his wrist. “Nice holographic projector. It’s really advanced tech.”

posted on 15-Feb-2002 10:04:17 PM
I wanted to write this part yesterday as a birthday present to myself and everyone else, but had comp problems most of the day.

Here's the next part:


Part 10


I see we’ve found out your power, Alex. You can identify and divine the uses of any form of technology.

“Who are you?”

“I’m Charles Xavier. I’m offering all of you the opportunity to develop you powers in the safety of my school in New York. Ms. Deluca, you are an extremely powerful empath.”

“It explains a lot,” answered Michael.

“What’s that supposed to mean!”

“Maria, you’ve always been able to calm me down when I need it. You showed me that someone could choose to love me. I might not always say it, but you mean the world to me.”

Maria, it’s not nice to influence his emotions, replied Jeff.

I’m only helping him say what he feels.

Smiles broke on the faces of Jeff, Xavier, and the tall redhead standing next to the boy in red sunglasses. Maria took a bow.

“Why are they smiling, Maria?”

“I tweaked your emotions a little.”

“You tweaked me?”

“And if you’re good, I’ll let you tweak me later at your place.”

“Enough with the DeGrassie High-type innuendo,” growled Logan.

“You should see them on a normal day,” retorted Liz.

Kyle and Jim knocked on the door at that moment. After exchanging pleasantries, the business at hand began.

“Kyle, my name is Charles Xavier. I run a school to train people with special gifts to control them and to use them for the betterment of mankind. You have special gifts, as does everyone in this room with the exception of your father.”

“I have no gifts other than pure athletic talent.”

“Kyle, listen to him, please,” begged Liz.

“What exactly is my ‘gift’?”

“The ability to absorb energy based attacks, and to redirect them into attacks of your own.”


“Okay, what’s everyone else’s powers?”

“Ah can absorb life energy through touch. My name is Rogue,” replied a beautiful goth with reddish brown hair with two white streaks in the front.

“I have increased agility, the ability to teleport, and limited invisibility in the dark. I’m Kurt Wagner, Rogue’s brother,” replied a boy with indigo hair.

“I can pass through solid objects. I’m Kitty Pryde.” replied a short brunette in a pink t-shirt.

“I’m a shapeshifter. I can change my shape from as you see me to a wolf and anywhere in between,” replied a dark-skinned girl standing next to a blonde–haired boy and an Asian girl. “My name is Rahne St.Claire”

“I can create ice from the water vapor in the air. My name is Bobby Drake.”

“I’m Jubilation Lee, but everyone calls me Jubilee or Jubes. I can create pyrotechnics and control them with my mind.”

“I’m Evan Daniels, I’m known as Spyke, because I can create weapons made of bone, due to the fact that I can grow bone instantaneously.”

“I’m Scott Summers, I can shoot energy blasts from my eyes, hence the shades.”

“I’m Jean Grey. I’m telekinetic and to a lesser degree a telepath,” replied the tall redhead next to Scott.

“I’m Pietro Maximoff, Liz’s brother. I’m the fastest thing on two legs.”

“I’m Lance Alvers. I can make earthquakes.”

“Fred Dux, super-strong. And pretty much immovable,” replied the large boy near Lance and Pietro.

“Todd Tolanski, agility, spit mucus, and a 6 foot long tongue. That’s why they call me Toad.” Most of the girls just looked at Todd in astonishment.

“I’m Tabitha Smith or Boom-Boom. I can create explosive charges.”

“Remind me to not piss you off,” replied Kyle, meekly, the image of the girls stuffing one of her charges in his mouth embedded itself in his mind.

posted on 24-Feb-2002 10:31:51 PM
Part 11


After a few laughs at Kyle’s expense, they all broke off into groups. Max took an instant dislike to both Scott and Lance. Isabel started to get friendly with Jubes and another girl from the Institute, Amara Aquilla. Kyle and Alex found new friends in Kurt and Bobby, the master pranksters. Maria talked to Rogue about the need to keep a façade up that wasn’t you.

Pietro and Liz retreated to her room.

“Liz, when I find Mystique, I’m going to kill her.”

“Pietro, if you do you’re no better than she and our father are. I can tell you, bro, getting shot isn’t fun. I was given a second chance at life. I won’t let you throw your life away. And I won’t let you cause Kurt and Rogue suffering. I hate Mystique for nearly killing me. I also hate our father for what he did to Kurt. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel some type of love for him. I’m sure they feel the same way about Mystique.”

“Liz, I’m not the greatest person myself. I got into trouble in New York. I stole for kicks and tried to frame Evan Daniels for it. I wound up eventually being arrested and Dad broke me out. I’m a fugitive.”

“Pietro, I’ve broken the law, too. I was held in a jail cell for 6 hours once. It was the price of knowing Max.”

“What the hell did that fuck make you do!”

“That fuck, as you so eloquently put it, is the only reason I’m alive. If Max had not exposed his secret and healed me, I would have died last September. He loved me and risked his life to save mine.”

“You love him. Why does he hate you so much?”

“He saw me in bed with Kyle.”

“What!”

“Relax, Pietro, I’m still a virgin.”

“Huh?”

“I had a visitor from the future back in October. A version of Max from 14 years in the future came back to save the world. I helped him and paid for it by ripping my heart and Max’s to shreds.”

“You pretended to sleep with that Kyle guy? Why did you have to do it?”

“I was told that they weren’t strong enough without Tess. She left because Max and I had become inseperable. I don’t think we found each other in that other timeline. So even if Tess leaves, we will be strong enough. You will help Max, right?”
“I’ll help you, Liz. My loyalty is to my sister and no one else.”

posted on 2-May-2002 7:47:41 PM
Part 12


Dad, could you and Mom come up to my room, please?

We’ll be there in a couple of minutes, Honey.

“Pietro, how attached are you to the name Maximoff?”

“It is my last name, Liz.”

“My parents will be up in a minute. I was going to ask them to make you my brother legally. I’d like for them to adopt you, if you want.”

“Liz, I’d like that, but I’d want my last name to be Maximoff-Parker. They were great parents. I wish you would have met them. He found me when I was 9 and murdered them because they weren’t mutants. I was afraid you’d hate me. He does. He needs to be stopped, one way or another.”

“You know him better than I do, but I hope that there is a speck of humanity in him; that he can be redeemed.”

“How far are you willing to go, if we can’t?”

“We do whatever it takes to stop him, short of killing him. That is a very last resort.”

Jeff and Nancy knocked on the door. Liz opened the door and let them in.

“Mom, Dad, remember how I always wanted a brother or sister?”

Jeff, seeing where Liz was going with that question, asked, “Pietro, we would love to have you as a part of our family. Do you want to be?”

“I already told Lizzie that I wanted to keep Maximoff as part of my last name. I owe them that.”

“I’ll call Phillip later to start the process, son.”

“Thanks, Dad, Mom.” Pietro zipped across the room to hug his soon-to-be parents.

“Lizzie, who’s Phillip?” Pietreo asked once they were alone.
“Max and Isabel’s dad. He practices both corporate and family law.”

“Lizzie, you should tell Max the truth. I just want to see you happy and I have a feeling that he does make you happy.”

“I want to, but I promised I wouldn’t. It’s bad enough Maria, you, and possibly Dad know.”

“Then relieve yourself of the burden. You yourself told me that Tess leaving doesn’t matter anymore. Why can’t you be happy? Call me crazy, but I saw Kyle checking Tess out before we left. She seemed to flirt back. You might not have anything to worry about.”

“I hope you’re right, bro. I hope you are. Let’s go back downstairs, I wanted to talk to Kitty about something.”

“Plan on being a matchmaker?”

“I guess I’m not the only one who sees it.”

They entered the diner and split up: Liz, towards Kitty and Pietro, towards Max.

posted on 2-May-2002 7:51:17 PM
I originally planned to introduce Remy in this story, but decided to introduce him in a spin-off story, along with another character tied to Rogue plus Emma Frost and Zan.
posted on 7-May-2002 7:19:39 PM
Part 13a


“Kitty, could I talk to you upstairs, please?”

“What’s like up, Liz.”

“It’s kinda personal.”

Following Liz up the stairs and out to Liz’s balcony, Kitty asked her, “What’s wrong?”

“Kitty, I know we just met, but you should tell him how you feel. Life’s too short.”

“Who are you talking about?”

“It’s obvious that you’re in love with Kurt. Tell him.”

“Not that is any of your business, but I’m scared. He’s my best friend. What if we don’t work out?”

“I noticed the way you look at each other. Max and I used to look at each other the same way. I still do.”

“What happened between you two is exactly what I’m afraid of. I can’t imagine him not being a part of my life. He’s always been there for me. Even when I was scared of the way he looks. I’m still ashamed of it. He is the kindest, most gentle guy I’ve ever known. I know he would do anything to protect me. I would do the same for him.”

“Max and I are different, Kitty. We were always in love, but we disguised it as friendship in the beginning. You and Kurt are already each other’s best friends. You will probably have a more stable relationship. Max and I were from different worlds, literally.”

“I’ll probably tell him when we get back to the Institute. Thank you, Liz.”


Part 13b

Pietro walked up to Max. Staring at the brown haired boy, Pietro told him, “We need to talk in the back.” Max followed him into the break room

“Pietro, I’m sorry I hit you. I got jealous of you.”

“Max, I understand. I’d probably done the same thing if some strange guy was hugging Tabby. Liz is probably going to seriously maim me, but I’m going to tell you something: things aren’t always how they seem. Liz pretended to sleep with Kyle. You are going to have to talk to her about it. Let her bring it up. I’m only giving you this heads up because you make her happy. Hurt her again and I’ll give you a clothesline at 100 miles an hour.”

“I understand. I have a sister, too.”

“So we’re cool. And thank you, Max. Even just yesterday, I’d probably would have beat you down for punching me. I owe you my sister’s life. I pledge myself to your cause, but my loyalty is to Lizzie first.”

“I respect that. Pietro, if you could excuse me, I need to apologize to Kurt for Tess’s outbursts before.”

“That’s cool. I wanted to go upstairs and get to know Lizzie and my soon-to-be parents. They were going to call your dad about adopting me.”

“My dad handled all the details when Isabel and I were adopted.”

“Later.”

Max sought out Kurt. “Kurt, I’m sorry for what Tess said about you.”

“It’s not your fault. It’s her own bigotry. Besides, I’ve heard it all before.”

“But it still hurts, doesn’t it. I understand. I’ve been in love with Liz since I was 8. It took her almost dying for me to let her know. She accepted me, but she did flinch away for about a minute when I told her. Tess was raised by our protector, who didn’t think too highly of humans. She’s trying to change.”

“Max, only God can judge her. I won’t.”

“So what’s the deal with you and Kitty? You two say you’re just best friends, but I can see there’s more to it.”

“Not that it’s any of your business, Herr Evans, but was I obvious?”

“Yeah, but so was Kitty. Kurt, don’t waste time. It’s all we ultimately have.”

“Danke.” With a –Bamf- and the smell of sulfur, Kurt Wagner was gone.


posted on 7-May-2002 7:22:59 PM
Teams

X-men
Scott - leader
Jean - second
Evan
Kurt
Rogue
Kitty
Gambit(future)


X-Force
Iceman - second
Wolfsbane
Sunspot
Berserker(Ray Crisp)
Cannonball(Sam Guthrie)
Magma(Amara Aquilla)
Jubilee
Multiple
Avalanche(Lance Alvers) - leader
Blob(Fred Dux)
Toad(Todd Tolanski)
Boom-Boom(Tabitha Smith)
Collossus(future)
Magik(future)

X-Factor
Max – leader
Liz – second
Michael
Maria
Isabel
Alex Whitman
Isabel
Tess
Kyle
Pietro
Ava
Alex Summers(Havok)(later)
Emma Frost(future)
Zan(future)

Acolytes(appear in a side story)
Colossus
Carol Danvers(Ms. Marvel)
Gambit
Magik(Collossus’s sister)
Emma Frost
Zan


Adults/Instructors
Charles Xavier
Ororo Munroe
Forge
Logan
Hank McCoy
Raven Darkeholme(Mystique)
Irene(Destiny)
Sabertooth
Magneto
Warren Worthington III(Angel)
Jeff Parker

posted on 9-May-2002 8:33:56 PM
Part 14


I think we’ve had enough time to get to know each other. I need to know if you’re all going to attend. I need to discuss it with your parents., Xavier broadcast to the Roswell 8.

“I’m in. I’m an emancipated minor.”

Liz and Pietro walked in 30 seconds later. “I’m in, too,” stated Liz with conviction.

“I’m already 18. I’ve learned to trust Liz’s judgment. I’m interested,” replied Isabel.

“Dad, I want to go. I’ve got to learn how to use my gifts.”

“Kyle, I’m going to miss you.”

“I know, Dad. I’ll visit when I can. Tess, I hope you come, too.”

“I’m in,” replied Max.

“I’ll convince my mom. You’ll help, Sheriff?”

Jim blushed slightly and told Maria, “I’ll be convincing.”

“I go where my girls go, all three of them.”
“I guess I’m in, I don’t want to be the only one here with Nicholas, Lonnie and Rath still out there.”

Professor, how far do your abilities extend?

About 500 miles, without Cerebro, a computer that extends my range.

I need you to find someone, Ava, Tess’s duplicate. She should be on her way towards L.A. Would you be able have me send her a message?

We can try.

Liz walked towards Charles and held his hand. Liz felt her mind being pulled into Charles’s. The search for Ava’s mind didn’t take long.

Ava, it’s Liz.

Wadzup, Cornball.

A lot. Where are you?

About an hour outside Tempe. Why?

I wanted to extend an offer to you that was made to all of us here. I’ll let my Grandfather tell you.

Ava, I’m Charles Xavier. I run a school for people with special gifts. My staff and I’ll help you to control your powers better. All I ask is that you attend the local high school. I’ll even pay for college, if you wish to pursue it. You will not have to worry about Rath and Lonnie.

Ava, please say yes. It’ll help me sleep better. Plus I may need your help.

Ok, Cornball. You convinced me. I’ll get off in Tempe and catch the next bus back.

We’ll be here.

Charles helped Liz’s mind back to her body. “Guys, I just talked to Ava. She’s on her way back. She’s in, too.”



Part 15


Over the next few hours, the group explained everything to the collected families, from when Liz got shot until the summit, including Liz’s revelation of her visitor from the future.

“Liz, I was such an ass to you. I’m sorry.”

“Max, if it were reversed, I’d have done the same thing.”

“Liz, I know that I wasn’t always nice to you. Thank you,” Michael told her, hugging her.

“Liz, I was always jealous of you. I know that we weren’t close. I’m sorry. Thank you doesn’t even seem like a start,” Isabel told her with conviction.

“Liz, everyone, I have something to tell you all. Nasedo was a traitor. He made a deal with Kivar. I was supposed to bear the heir and return to Antar, delivering the three of you to him. I started to mindwarp Alex, preparing him to translate the book. I’m sorry. Liz, you’d make a better queen than I would.”

“Tess, thank you for being honest.” Liz swung her open palm at Tess’s face. Tess reeled back from the blow.

“I deserved that. I hated Nasedo so much. Max, do you want to know how he brainwashed me into pursuing you? He took your form and seduced me. He raped me repeatedly from the age of 9. You all can hate me, I don’t care anymore!”

Kyle wrapped his arms around her. “Tess, if he weren’t dead, I’d kill him. I don’t hate you.” He wiped the tears from her eyes and touched her cheek. “I’ll always be here for you. You matter to me. I’d like to pick up where we left off the day Liz interrupted us.” Kyle’s lips slanted over Tess’s in a gentle, yet passionate kiss.

“I told you, Lizzie,”

“You did, Pietro. I’m not scared of what’s going to happen. Ava should be here in about an hour. I’d like you to come with me to pick her up at the bus station.”

Two hours later the twins returned with Ava. Five pairs of eyes looked at the petite girl appreciatively. “Pietro, she lost the man she loved not even two weeks ago. She’s not ready. Talk to Lance, Todd and Freddie. I’ll take Sam and Ray.”

The twins took the initiative to let Ava mourn. Sam complied immediately, as did the Brotherhood Boys. Ray had to have a gentle reminder of what Liz would do to him if he didn’t.

The group dispersed for the drive back to the jet, with Pietro staying behind. The newest students of the Xavier Institute for Gifted Students would be picked up the next afternoon.

posted on 9-May-2002 8:38:54 PM
The next part will be Liz's first Danger Room session. It's not to be missed.
posted on 12-May-2002 6:23:29 PM
Skip this post if you haven't seen "Day of Reckoning".





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I was disappointed in Pietro for betraying Wanda, Freddy, Todd, and Lance. The Sentinel was actually pretty cool looking, unlike the version from the Fox series. I'm probably one of the few people who actually like Tabby. I actually liked that she acted like a team player for once. The meeting of Rogue and Remy was amazing. The appropriate sparks were flying. The charging effect is a lot cooler. Piotr was awesome as well. I really hate Pyro, so that's all I have to say on him. Trask is the same as always, a bigoted prick.

I really hope Wanda joins the X-men permanently. The only problem is her anger makes her shortsighted.

All in all, it was the best episode yet.

posted on 12-May-2002 6:24:14 PM
Part 16


The flight to the mansion the next day was uneventful. After departing the jet, the group was lead to their rooms. Liz, Maria and Ava were sharing a room. Isabel was placed with Jubilee and Amara. Tess roomed with Rahne.

For the guys, Max and Michael were roommates. Kyle roomed with Bobby. Alex was assigned to Kurt’s room. Pietro was placed with the one person in the world he wanted to room with least, Evan.

If it keeps me close to Lizzie, I’ll put up with Daniels. Would Lizzie be able to kill Father if it came down to it? Part of me still wants to save him. That there’s still some good in him.

After getting settled, Liz and Pietro were called to meet the Professor in his study.

“Liz, here’s your uniform for training sessions.” He handed her a body suit with X’s on the shoulders and a belt with and X-shaped buckle. “You can personalize it however you like. Have you chosen a code name?”

“I like the name Chance. It fits better with my powers. It sounds better than something like Scarlet Witch.”

“Liz, I’d like you to start to train this afternoon. Pietro, I would like you to help her.”

Kurt, Kitty, Rogue, I would like you three to help Liz on her first Danger Room session.

Yes, Professor, they all responded.

“I’ve also asked Kurt, Rogue, and Kitty to help you, Liz. The session starts in two hours. Go have some fun.”

The siblings left quickly to personalize Liz’s uniform.


Logan sniffed the air outside Half-pint and Stripes’s room. The Elf is definitely there.

Knocking on the door, he called out, “Half-pint, I know that the Elf is in there. I’m not going to bust you two. I just want to talk to you.”

Kitty opened the door to Logan, her hair and makeup slightly messed up. Kurt was close to the balcony, wanting to put as much space betwixt himself and the man called Wolverine, not that it would do much good. His fur was sticking up in places and he was blushing a light purple, due to his fur.

“Relax, Elf. If I was mad at you, I’d have done something already. I’ve talked to Charles this morning. I’ve asked him to allow me to give you two and Rogue specialized training.”

“What kind of training, Herr Logan?” Kurt asked finally.

“Ninjitsu and Kendo. You will have two classes in each a week. The classes will be an hour long. You also get to skip three Danger Room sessions a week, of my choosing. Once I feel you have enough of a grasp of Kendo, you will each receive a special katana made by a friend of mine Whistler, a vampire hunter.”

“Ninja’s are just myths, Mr. Logan.”

“Half-pint, how do you think I move so fast with metal bones? If you don’t believe me, I could try to find my sensei, Ogun. He was at least in his seventies when he taught me. That was somewhere between 25 and 30 years ago.”

“Mr. Logan, we have to leave for a training session with Liz and Pietro in fifteen minutes. I need to change into my uniform.”

“Come on, Elf. Let the lady change alone.”

Kurt immediately teleported next to Logan and left the room with him.

“Elf, I don’t mind you two being teenagers. Just be careful. Charles, Hank, and Ororo will probably kill me for it, but here.” Logan handed Kurt a package of condoms.

“Herr Logan, thank you, but I hope to wait until I’m married. My adopted parents are very devout Catholics. I’m not ready, neither is Mein Katzchen. I’m just happy to be kissing her.”

“I respect that. I wish more teenagers felt the way you do.”

“As do I.”

Liz’s training session started out as a routine exercise. She had a little trouble navigating the obstacle course until she started to repel the obstacles away from her.

One by one, the others were called up to the control room, Pietro being the last one called.

Suddenly, before her appeared a woman with flowing red hair, a white, flowing gown draped around her. She would have looked like a model if it were not for her blue skin.

The walls of the Danger Room started to rip themselves apart. A pipe tore free from the wall and hurtled through the air into Raven Darkeholme’s heart.

Liz collapsed to the floor, sobbing uncontrollably. Pietro zipped down from the control room and comforted her, the robotic Mystique still sparking in front of them.

Kurt was furious. He grabbed Kitty and Marie’s hands and ‘ported down to Liz. They helped her up and left the Danger Room.

After Liz was sufficiently calmed down and reassured over the incident, Kurt ‘ported to the Professor’s study.

“Professor, are you insane! Putting her face to face with my mother, the woman who nearly killed her, on her first training session! Mr. McCoy had to sedate her! She’s your granddaughter!”

“Do you remember the training session you had after I told you what Magneto did to you?”

“You pulled the same stunt on me. I wound up teleporting his head off. I thought I was a monster for two weeks afterward, despite what everyone told me.”

“I just helped Liz and you confront your anger and hatred.”

“There are more constructive ways to do it than the way you had us do it.”

“Perhaps you’re right, Kurt, but I had to get an accurate reading on how strong she is. She’s one of the most powerful mutants alive. She’s barely scratched the surface of her abilities.”

posted on 26-May-2002 8:58:25 PM
Part 17


The next morning, Alex made his way down to the Professor’s office. Before he could knock, he heard the Professor tell him to enter.

Entering the office, Alex walked up to the desk and placed a folder on it.

“Professor, I hope you can find the contents of that folder useful.”

Xavier opened up the folder, finding identification papers for an Ava Harding, including high school transcripts. The boy does good work. They look very authentic.

“Professor, they are authentic. I never knew when we might need to flee Roswell, so I made aliases for all of us. I just modified Tess’s to make Ava’s. I read your expression, that’s how I knew what to say to you. Now, if you can hand me back the birth certificate, Social Security card, and driver’s license, I’d appreciate it, Sir.

“Alex, I know you’re a new student at the Institute, but I was wondering if you would be interested in teaching a pilot class in computer security. I’ll grant you $100,000 to build a lab to your personal specifications. All I ask is that there be now use of file sharing networks. Your first class will be 10 students. I think you would be wise to offer one of the spots to Kitty. Are you interested?”

“I am, Professor, but if you pull another stunt like you did on Liz last night, I will make Cain Marko look like your best friend.”

Xavier was taken aback by the fact that the boy knew about Cain. He wouldn’t hesitate if it meant protecting those he loves.

“I admire you courage, Alex. Welcome to the faculty. I don’t allow relationships between faculty and students, but I will make an exception for you and Miss Evans.”

“Thank you sir, but keep my warning in mind.” With those words, Alex left the office.

Alex walked downstairs for breakfast. Seeing that Kitty was the only one in the dining room, he walked over to her and whispered in her ear, “After breakfast, I need to talk to you in the garden. Don’t let anyone know.”

Unknown to either Alex or Kitty, Kurt had seen them together, anger boiling inside. How dare he! My roommate is trying to move in on Katzchen. I’m going to have fun hurting him later.

After breakfast, Kitty met Alex in the garden, with Kurt spying on them, out of earshot.

“Alex, you do know I have a boyfriend.”

Alex looked embarrassed. “Kitty, you’re cute and all, but you’re not exactly my type. I was going to ask you if you’d like to take a class on computer security the Professor wants me to teach. He suggested you as one of the first students.”

“And by computer security, you mean…”

“Circumventing it.”

“So, how good are you?”

“I hacked an undercover FBI agent’s email, created various aliases for my friends and I, and hacked into Cerebro’s archives, two weeks ago.”

“You really are good, Cerebro is virtually hacker-proof. Only one other person got in, and they were inside the mansion at the time. I’d be honored to learn from you, Master.” Kitty mock bowed at Alex’s feet.

Kurt was getting more and more jealous. I’m going to show my roommate a world of pain. He ‘ported to his room.

“Kitty, do you think Kurt would be interested in the class?”

“Actually, I think he would. I think Roberto, Jean, Bobby, and Pietro would be good students.”

“I’m going to ask Isabel. That makes 7 students. I have 3 open spots. Any other recommendations?”

“Scott, Todd, and Rahne. You don’t want Tabitha near a computer.”

“Thanks for the help, Kitty. I’m going up to ask Kurt.”

As soon as how closed the door to the room he shared with Kurt, Kurt pounced on him, pinning him to the ground. What the hell!

“Stay away from Mein Katzchen! I see you hit on her again, I will kill you.”

Katzchen, wait a second! He thinks I was hitting on Kitty! This is so not good!

“Kurt, listen to me! I was not hitting on Kitty. I would never hit on another guy’s girlfriend. Besides, my type is tall, blonde and Antarian/Human hybrid.”

“I’m sorry, Alex. It took me over a year to win her heart. I don’t want to lose her after only a couple of days. So, you and Isabel; how long have you two been together?”

“We aren’t. We were for a few days, back in May. I’ve been in love with her since February, the first time we kissed. Professor Xavier asked me to teach a class in computer security. He recommended Kitty as a student. I came back to our room to ask you if you wanted to be part of my class.”

“I’m interested in your class, Mein Fruend. I’m sorry that I jumped to the wrong conclusion. If you love the Fraulein, tell her.”

“I will later today, Kurt. I understand your reaction. I forgive you. Just try not to attack me like that again.”

Alex found Isabel alone in the den. Sitting down next to her, he reached for her hand.

“Isabel, I need to tell you something. Please don’t interrupt me until I finish.”

“What’s wrong, Alex.”

“Izzy, No matter how you respond to what I’m about to say, I will always be there for you. Isabel Evans, I love you. I have from the moment we first kissed. I know that all you want is to have a normal life. What is normal anyway? I know that I would do whatever it took to protect you, even die, if need be. We can make our own normal. The question is do you want to?”

“Alex, I’m sorry about pushing you away so much. I never thought of myself as worthy of you. Your belief in me has made me a better person. I’m not ready to say the words, but I can show you.” Isabel pulled Alex into a kiss, opening herself to him.

*Flash*
Isabel and Max being found by the Evans’s.

Isabel crying every night, because she missed Michael.

Seeing Michael for the first time.

Noticing Alex looking at her, inwardly smiling.

The aftermath of the shooting.

When he gave his blood to protect Max after the accident, noticing for the first time that Isabel used her powers to draw the blood.

Isabel watching herself and Alex dance in his dream, feeling that maybe she could have what Max has with Liz.

Asking him to the rave during the heatwave.

The hurt she felt when he thought she was trying to seduce him into keeping quiet.

A collage of the times they hung out together.

The joy she felt when they first kissed.
Trying to keep him at arms length, because she didn’t want to risk losing him.

The arrival of Tess.

The contentment she felt watching the feed from the camera Liz hid at Tess’s place.

The dreams of Michael, which scared her.

Letting him in, partly because of her fear of the dreams.

Himself telling her that he will always be there for her.

Himself holding her when Liz told everyone that Max had been captured.

The love for him she felt when he held her as she dreamwalked Max.

The pain she felt keeping him at a distance during the summer.

Knowing that her distraction of a relationship with Grant was hurting him.

Her birthday party.

The revelations about Vilandra, first from Whitaker, then Nicholas, and finally Lonnie.

Breaking it off with Grant last week.

Fury at Tess for mindwarping him.

That very morning, with Tess, being told by Professor Xavier that mental wipes, if done often enough, could prove fatal. After leaving the office Isabel, picked Tess up by the throat, “If you ever mindwarp anyone without just cause, I will kill you. If you ever mindwarp Alex again, you will beg me to kill you.” Isabel dropped Tess like a lead weight.
*End flash*

The kiss ended due to lack of oxygen. After they regained their breaths, they kissed again. The earth beneath them moved slightly.

“Isabel, did you feel the earth move?”

“I guess it wasn’t just me.” They both turned towards the foot of the stairs. Lance was standing there with a smirk on his face.

“I just helped you two rock each other’s worlds.”

Alex and Isabel both groaned at Lance’s horrible pun.

posted on 10-Aug-2002 8:56:19 PM
Part 18


During the day, Xavier was visited by the entire Roswell contingent and questioned about his tactics. The most venomous visits came from Pietro, Max, and Maria.

That night, a meeting was called. All the students, as well as the Brotherhood, gathered in the rec room.

“There are so many new students that I’ve decided to create two additional teams to accommodate the influx. The X-men will remain the same. The students who were here before last week will merge with the Brotherhood to form X-Force. Lance, you will be field leader, since you have the most experience. Bobby, you are Lance’s second-in-command.”

“Yes, Professor,” replied Bobby Drake, slightly upset about his demotion.

“The newest students will form X-Factor. I gave them this name, since half the team is not mutants, making them an unknown, an x factor. I’ve decided to make Max and Liz the leader and second, respectively.”

“Professor, I would like to be part of X-Factor.”

“Pietro, I think that is a great idea. I think this meeting is concluded.”

Pietro walked up to his former teammates, one of whom is his girlfriend. “Guys, I’m sorry I’m leaving the team, but you guys will always be my friends.”

“Make up for lost time with Liz. We will always have your back and hers,” Lance told him with all sincerity.

“I understand, yo. Liz is good people.”

“Do you think you could ask Liz if she’d tutor me?”

“I’ll ask her, Freddie. Better yet, why don’t you?”

“Pietro, We’ll probably still work together, but we can always play together, anyway.”

“Just as long as I don’t become an aunt in the foreseeable future, you two.” replied Liz, flanked by Max.

Pietro and Tabby blushed slightly. “Lizzie, Tabby and I have only kissed.”

“I was teasing you, Pie.”

“Lizzie, please only use that name when we’re alone.”

“I actually like it, Honey. Mind if I call you Pie, too.”

posted on 12-Aug-2002 8:33:59 PM
Part 19



Alex led Isabel to the gardens. “Izzy, I never got a chance to tell you earlier, but I was asked by Professor Xavier to teach a class on hacking. I have ten spots open. Would you be interested?”

Before Isabel could answer him, they heard someone scream, “You what! I can’t believe you, Kurt!”

“Kitty, Kurt, come on out from behind that bush.” The two embarrassed mutants appeared from their hiding place. The only reason they knew Kurt was there was his khakis, Hawaiian shirt, his luminous yellow eyes and the fangs that gleamed in the moonlight.

“Kitty, it’s ok. He didn’t hurt me. He apologized and helped me with my own love life. I owe him one.”

“Alex, what’s going on?”

“Fraulein, I saw Alex meeting privately with Katzchen. It was about the computer class. I got jealous and thought he was interested in her. I pinned him to the floor when he returned to our room. He told me that he only has eyes for you. I told him to lay his feelings out to you, which seems to have worked well.”

“Alex, Isabel as a way to make up for the mess, how about we double Friday night? Kurt and I know almost everything about each other, as I’m sure is the same with the two of you.”

“I think that’s a great idea. You think so, too, Alex?”

“Have I ever been able to deny you anything, Izzy?”

“No, and you’d better not start,” Isabel told him with a grin.

“Would you care to have an early morning walk on the grounds tomorrow, My Princess?”

“Only if you’d accompany me, Sir Knight.”

“Is 6:30 all right?”

“Can’t wait.”

Back in the house, a training session was set up for the next morning, the first day at Bayville High for the new students.



Part 20

The early morning training session involved Evan alternately shooting spikes at Max and Liz. Max and Liz had to deflect the spikes using their powers. At around 6:45, Evan shot a pair of spikes at Liz, which she telekinetically deflected off into the distance.

Five seconds later, there was a scream that made all their blood run cold. It was clearly Isabel screaming Alex’s name from the direction Liz sent the spikes. The three teenagers ran flat out towards them.

The scene before them was etched into their minds forever. Alex was pinned to the ground by the spikes. One had pierced his abdomen, nearly in the exact area Liz had been shot 14 months earlier. He other had pierced his right lung, and most likely collapsed it.

Evan just emptied his stomach on the spot. Liz was in shock. She just froze.

Isabel was caressing Alex’s cheek. “Alex, Max is here. He and I will fix you right up. You told me yesterday that you’d die for me. I need you to live for me. Try to stay awake.”

“Izzy, it’s getting hard to breathe. I can’t move my legs. I can’t even feel them.”

“Just relax Alex. Max, Liz, I need the two of you here. Liz, snap out of it! I need you to carefully pull the spikes out with your powers! Max, you and I have a major repair job. He’s got a collapsed right lung. I think the spike in his stomach severed his spinal cord. You’re going to do the healing take whatever energy you need from me. He pushed me out of the way.”

Liz slowly pulled out the spikes and dropped them on the ground. She then collapsed to the ground sobbing. Max resisted the urge to comfort her and began to repair Alex’s broken body. In his minds eye, he could see Alex’s lung repairing itself and inflating. He blocked off the flashes of how Alex felt about his sister. The spinal cord injury nearly wiped them both out, but it was completed.

During the healing, Evan had calmed enough to get the adults, who stood amazed at what had occurred. Max had enough energy left to destroy the two blood-covered spikes.

“The five of you have off from school today. You can go to school tomorrow. Hank, could you help Alex to his room?”

Isabel just glared at Hank and growled,”I’m not leaving him!”

She went to help Alex up and, shrugging Beast off, walked into the mansion supporting her mate.

posted on 12-Aug-2002 8:40:22 PM
If you enjoy this fic, you'd love Roswell - X by Angelic and Razeail, viewthread?page=1&forum=dreamer-fanfiction&id=214274 .

I also recommend Razeail's After I Fell, a crossover with Angel Sanctuary, viewthread?page=1&forum=dreamer-fanfiction&id=182350
posted on 16-Aug-2002 9:14:22 PM
Part 21a

Helping Alex up the stairs to his room, Isabel unlocked his door. As soon as they were through the door she sealed it shut. She took a glance around the room and saw two plates of food and a note on a dresser. Helping Alex to the bed and went to bring the food over, along with the note.

Alex read the note and handed it to Isabel.

Alex,
Thank you for being a brother to Lizzie. I heard you were a hero today. I figured you and Isabel would need a lot of energy. Xavier doesn’t know, but I’m cutting to be there for Lizzie. She’s blaming herself. Talk to her later.

Try not to have too much fun,
Pietro


They sat in silence, eating their high carbohydrate breakfast.

Isabel walked over to the stereo and put on a CD. Avril Lavigne’s voice could be heard throughout the room.

Things I’ll Never Say

I’m tugging at my hair
I’m pulling at my clothes
I’m trying to keep my cool
I know it shows
I’m staring at my feet
My checks are turning red
I’m searching for the words inside my head

[Pre-Chorus]
(Cause) I’m feeling nervous
Trying to be so perfect
Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it
Yeah


“Alex, yesterday I wasn’t ready to say the words. I nearly lost you twice in a couple of days. I need to tell you. I love you. I always will.”

[Chorus]
If I could say what I want to say
I'd say I wanna blow you... away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight
If I could say what I want to see
I want to see you go down
On one knee
Marry me today
Yes, I’m wishing my life away
With these things I’ll never say

It don’t do me any good
It’s just a waste of time
What use is it to you
What’s on my mind
If ain’t coming out
We’re not going anywhere
So why can’t I just tell you that I care


“Alex, this is going to be hard for me to say. Don’t interrupt me, no matter how long it takes me to say it. Alex …”

[Pre-Chorus]
(Cause) I’m feeling nervous
Trying to be so perfect
Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it
Yeah

[Chorus]
If I could say what I want to say
I'd say I wanna blow you... away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight
If I could say what I want to see
I want to see you go down
On one knee
Marry me today
Yes, I’m wishing my life away
With these things I’ll never say

What’s wrong with my tongue
These words keep slipping away
I stutter, I stumble
Like I’ve got nothing to say

[Pre-Chorus]
(Cause) I’m feeling nervous
Trying to be so perfect
Cause I know you’re worth it
You’re worth it
Yeah


“… Will you…”

Yes I’m wishing my life away with these things I’ll never say
If I could say what I want to say
I'd say I wanna blow you...away
Be with you every night
Am I squeezing you too tight
If I could say what I want to see
I want to see you go down
On one knee
Marry me today
Yes, I’m wishing my life away
With these things I’ll never say
These things I’ll never say


“…Marry Me?”

“Izzy, I need to think about it.” After ten seconds, he told her, “Yes, I’ll marry you, but I’m still going to get you a ring.” He rose and embraced his fiancée. They stood holding each other, until the song “Naked” started.

I wake up in the morning
Put on my face
The one that's gonna get me
Through another day
Doesn't really matter
How I feel inside
'Cause life is like a game sometimes

But then you came around me
The walls just disappeared
Nothing to surround me
And keep me from my fears
I'm unprotected
See how I've opened up
Oh, you've made me trust

Because I've never felt like this before
I'm naked
Around you
Does it show?
You see right through me
And I can't hide
I'm naked
Around you
And it feels so right

I'm tyring to remember
Why I was afraid
To be myself and let the
Covers fall away
I guess I never had someone like you
To help me, to help me fit
In my skin

I never felt like this before
I'm naked
Around you
Does it show?
You see right through me
And I can't hide
I'm naked
Around you
And it feels so right


“Alex, this song reminds me of how I feel about you. I want us to be naked around each other.” With those words, she waved her hand and removed his clothes and repeated the process on herself. She then turned the pile of clothes to dust.

Alex was a little startled by her actions and started to back up. As soon as his knees hit the foot of the bed, Isabel pounced on him with the grace and speed of a cheetah, causing them to fall on the bed.

“Izzy, are you sure?”

“Alex, I love you. I want you. I need you.” All the blood that had been going to his brain started to flow south to the place Isabel was gently caressing.

Max and Michael are going to kill me. But honestly I could care less.

posted on 19-Sep-2002 9:41:09 PM
Part 21b


The various students piled into various vehicles; the younger mutants piled into the X-van, only recently rebuilt after most of them totaled it after a joyride. Ororo took the wheel.

Michael and Maria took Michael’s motorcycle, while Kyle and Tess took his Mustang, which fit in the cargo hold of the X-jet with Michael’s bike. Max was having his Jeep shipped courtesy of Professor Xavier.

Scott’s vintage Mustang roadster was packed: he and Jean in the front seats, Rogue, Kurt, and Kitty sharing the too-small back seat.

The former Brotherhood, with the exception of Pietro and Tabby, piled into Lance’s Jeep. Todd took shotgun, with Freddie in the back. Lance, noticing that there was no room for Ava in any of the other vehicles, waved her over.

“Ava, you can have the front seat. Todd, get in the back and let the lady sit in comfort.”

“Whatever, yo.” Todd performed a back flip landing in the back seat next to Freddie.

Everyone filed out towards Bayville High. The Roswell contingent was spilt amongst the others to show them around. Rogue was assigned to Maria and Michael, Kurt and Kitty were responsible for Kyle and Tess. Lance made Ava his biggest priority, much to the extreme dissatisfaction to Todd and Freddie.

Rogue led her charges towards her locker. Grabbing her books for her first three classes, she closed her locker, revealing a familiar face.

“Rogue, who’s the tall, dark fifth Beatle? He must be new blood. Wouldn’t mind being his groupie, Luv,” an almost Cockney British accent intoned from Risty Wilde, one of her only friends outside of the institute.

“Risty, he can hear you by the way. His name is Michael Guerin. Hate to tell you this, but he’s spoken for. His girlfriend, Maria Deluca, happens to be standing next to him. They’re transfers from Roswell, New Mexico. They’re two of my new housemates.”

“I’d better apologize then.” Turning towards Maria and Michael, she started, “Sometimes my mouth isn’t connected to my brain. I didn’t mean to intrude on your territory, Maria. Let’s start over. Hi, I’m Risty Wilde, exchange student from Kent.”

Risty offered her hand to Maria, who took it gladly. She was bombarded by a maelstrom of emotions: fear, relief, hate, romantic love towards some guy named Eric, and parental love towards Rogue and Kurt. Fuck, Risty is Mystique. How am I going to tell Rogue that Risty is her mother?

Risty then offered her hand to Michael. He was bombarded by flashes that revealed Risty to be Raven Darkeholme. Releasing her hand, Michael turned to Rogue and blurted, “Rogue, I’m sorry to pry you from your friend, but we need you to take us to the office so we can pick up our schedules.”

“Risty, I’ll see you at lunch. Bye.”

Rogue led them around the corner. Michael pulled Rogue and Maria into an empty classroom. “What is wrong with you two? You were kind of rude to Risty.”

“Rogue, I don’t know how to tell you this…” Maria started, but was interrupted by Michael.

“…she’s Mystique.”

“You’ve got to be joking. Tell me you’re joking.”

“I wish we were,” replied Maria, scared of what will happen when Liz starts here tomorrow.


After her daughter, Lord Rath and Maria Deluca left, she scrambled into an empty classroom. Pulling out a cell phone, she dialed a familiar number.

“Hello, Raven. It’s time, isn’t it. I’ll be there in 6 hours. I’ve already bought my ticket.”

“I wouldn’t expect anything less from you, Irene. By now, Marie knows who I am. It’s only a matter of time before they all do. I’m going to call Xavier and meet with the four of them and the Royal Four. I hope they’ll trust us, reality itself is at stake.”


The day went quickly, up till fifth period. Kitty walked into her computer class, in addition to the teacher, there was a young man, no more than 23 years old, standing next to the teacher. As soon as the bell rang, the teacher spoke up, “Attention class, this is Nathan Dayspring, he will be your student teacher for the next 4 weeks. Try not to murder him.” With that parting shot, she left the room in Nathan’s hands.

Nathan scanned the room. His eyes fell on Kitty. I would know those eyes in any possibility. In some of the possibilities he had visited, she was still known as Kitty Pryde; some she was Kitty Wagner, others Katya Rasputin, and others still had her as an Alvers, and others she was Justice. Scanning the attendance list he noticed a name he would recognize anywhere, Alex Whitman, his mentor and one of his teachers. The man who sent him into the timestream to save him from Apocalypse. The man who built his cybernetic right arm, with the help of Forge. He missed his two greatest teachers.

The day had went quickly for him. After school, he went to the small apartment he set up as part of his cover.

Removing his jacket and the synthetic skin on his right hand, he tapped his right forearm and a small cube rose from the mechanical arm. “Yes, Nathan.”

“Professor, Alex Whitman is a student of mine in this possibility.”

“What is my father like, Nathan?”

“I wouldn’t know, Professor. He wasn’t there today. Professor, Bodyslide, Granolith Chamber, outside Roswell, New Mexico.” There was a flash of light and Nathan Dayspring Summers, Askani’s son disappeared and rematerialized 2500 miles away.

posted on 19-Sep-2002 10:36:10 PM
Rim, Part 21 is split into 3 parts. The first were Alex and Isabel's activities. 21b was the school day for Everyone except for Alex, Isabel, Max, Liz, Pietro, and Tabitha. M/L and P/Tab will be in part 21c. They all take place simultaneously. There was way too much going on. I was getting confused.

Rim, are you confused about Nathan? If you are, bmail me and I'll explain who he is.

[ edited 1 time(s), last at 19-Sep-2002 10:38:13 PM ]
posted on 5-Nov-2002 11:38:22 AM
Part 21c

Max led Liz to one of the couches in the den. After several minutes of silence, Liz started crying. Max held her until she composed herself enough to say, “Max, stay away from me!” Liz rose from her seat and fled to the opposite side of the room, sitting heavily in one of the love seats, looking defeated and extremely frightened.

“Liz, what’s wrong?”

“I’m dangerous, Max. I don’t have a gift. I have a curse. One that nearly killed my best friend. If Alex hadn’t pushed Isabel out of the way…”

Max walked up to Liz and pulled her into his arms. “Liz, it was an accident. You couldn’t have known they were there. It was not your fault.”

“Max is right, Lizard,” replied Pietro, who had heard the entire exchange.

“Did you just call me Lizard?” Liz asked her brother.

“You call me Pie, Lizard. I thought it fair that I gave you a nickname, too.”

“Pie, I’m scared. I’m going to end up killing someone.”

“Lizzie, you need to talk to someone with strong powers. Someone like Shades, Red, Daniels, Rogue, or Storm. You just need practice.”

“Liz, Pietro is right. I think meditation might help you control your powers better, child.” Storm spoke up as she entered the room with a shell-shocked Evan. “It works for me.”

“Ororo, thank you, but meditation is more Kyle’s thing; him being Buddhist and all.”

Tabby walked into the room. “Liz, I wanted to get a little shopping done today. I could use a partner and you could use some time away from the mansion. What do you say?”

“I don’t know, Tabitha. I wouldn’t be a good partner.”

“Liz, it might make you feel better. We can get to know each other. Besides, I could tell you all about Pie’s quirks.”

“You wouldn’t, Tabby. Wait a second, you really would. Despite the humiliation I’m going to go through, Tabby’s right.”

“Okay, Tabby, I’ll go with you.”

Ororo conferred with Xavier and handed Liz the keys to the X-van. “You need to be back by 2:00, so I could pick up some of the other students.”

After the girls left, Max and Pietro fell into an uncomfortable silence. The silence was broken by Jamie running into a coffee table and creating six clones. The clones were speaking all at once, their words running over each other. Max caught several words.

“Noises. Alex. Isabel. Room. Locked. Sex.”

Pietro looked at Max and saw his eyes darken with rage. “Little guy, I suggest you leave now.”

Jamie saw Max and took Pietro’s advice. As he left, his clones disappeared and he said, “Aww, man.”

“I’m going to kill him!”

“No, you’re not, Max. They love each other, every bit as you and Lizzie. You and Alex are a lot alike. You both would die for the people you love. That’s a rare thing, Max. I know there will be a day when you and Lizzie will be where they are right now. I’m sure as hell not going to act like you are now.”

“This is totally different.”

“How, Max? Because Lizzie and I were separated for our entire lives. I was furious with Xavier for keeping us apart, but I realize it was better for her. She hasn’t had to deal with our father, yet. He is an almost heartless son of a bitch. I almost followed in his footsteps. If it wasn’t for finding out about Lizzie, I might have. I trust her. She trusts you. I trust her judgment. Do you trust Isabel?”

“With my life.”

“Do you trust Alex?”

“Yes.”

“Then trust Alex with your sister. Besides, I think Isabel was the initiator of what’s happened. I’ve seen that type of behavior before, in animals protecting their mates.”
“That last comment isn’t helping much, Pietro.”

“How about this. Isabel is an adult. She can make her own decisions. All you can do is respect them.”

“I can handle it if she isn’t pregnant.”


“Hello, Charles.”

“I’m guessing this isn’t a social call, Raven.”

“No, Charles. It isn’t. I want to talk to Pietro, my children and the group from Roswell.”

“Why should I, Raven.”

“Kurt and Marie are Erik’s.”

posted on 6-Nov-2002 8:44:22 PM
part 22

Alex worshipped the angel lying next to him in the bed with his eyes. She had dozed off finally after three rounds. He hated to have to wake her up, but he needed to talk to Liz and await the death sentence from Max and Michael. He placed a kiss to her forehead and tried to coax her awake with gentle words.

“Five more minutes, Mom.”

“Isabel, Sweetness, I don’t think your mom would wake you up like this.” He teased her similarly to how she had him earlier. She was awake in a minute, but feinted sleep until she was near the edge.

Isabel reached to pull Alex on top of her. He was ready in seconds. Unlike their first two rounds, this one was like a Vin Diesel movie: fast and furious. As they both fell to earth, neither noticed a soft glow.

Noticing his warrior princess was starting to shiver in the chilly room, he pulled the blankets over the both of them. His room had the thermostat set slightly lower than other rooms in the mansion, due to his lovably goofy and furry roommate.

Alex finally broke the comfortable silence. “Wow.”

Isabel slapped his arm. “That was the most incredible experience of my life and all you can say is ‘Wow’! Even though wow does describe it well,” she told him, a contented smile crossing her puffy lips.

There was a Bamf and a cloud of sulfur in the air, as Kurt and Kitty appeared next to Kurt’s bed. Seeing the duo in the next bed, Kitty blushed and looked away while Kurt made a quip, “Am I interrupting a tender moment?”

“Actually, yes,” responded an embarrassed and annoyed Isabel.

“Kurt could you and Kitty ‘port out of the room for ten minutes? We’re not exactly dressed for visitors”

“Sure thing, Alex.” There was another bamf and they were alone again.

“Alex, how am I going to get dressed? I destroyed my clothes. At least you can get another outfit.”

Alex rose from the bed and walked to his dresser, taking out a pair of boxers and opened a new pack of boxers taking out one pair, handing the new pair to Isabel. “Sweetness, you can change them to whatever kind of underwear you are comfortable with.”

Taking the garment from him, she changed it into a red lace thong. “Care to put it on me?” she playfully asked him as she got up.

“We only have nine minutes, but I’d love to.” He knelt on the ground in front of her. She braced herself by grabbing his shoulders as he pulled the scrap of cloth up her long legs, placing a kiss on her covered feminity, He put on his boxers before going back to the dresser, pulling out two pairs of jeans.

Handing them to his lover so she could alter them to fit her curves better, he put on his pair, before watching his mate put hers on. She was making quite a show of it. As soon as she zipped herself up, he pushed her back onto to the bed, attacking her mouth, before making his way down to her breasts.

“Alex, please don’t…”

“Don’t what, Sweets?”

“Don’t stop!” With her words, he took one of her nipples into his mouth, eliciting the sweetest sounds from his love. They got so caught up in each other, they forgot about Kurt and Kitty. A knock on the door brought them out of their haze. Alex placed a kiss on Isabel’s stomach, which was answered with a soft glow.

He quickly raced to his closet to get two shirts and handed one to Isabel. “Isabel, when I kissed your stomach it glowed.”

Hi, Daddy. Hi, Mommy. a young feminine voice echoed in their minds.

I’m too young to be a mother. I’m not ready. I’m scared.
“Isabel, I know you’re scared. I know we’re young. We will be ready by the time our Hope comes into the world.”

“Alex, how did you know I was scared?”

“I heard you say it.”

“I didn’t say it. I thought it. Am I mistaken or did you call our daughter our hope?”

“I don’t know how, but she seemed to tell me her name was Hope. I want to try something.”

I love you, Isabel.

“I love you, too, Alex.”

“Isabel, I think we can communicate telepathically. I don’t know how, but we can.”

I might as well enjoy this link to you, before Max and Michael kill me.

They’d have to get through me first.

How would you feel about a New Year’s wedding in the foyer, that is if your brothers don’t kill me? Do you think making Max my best man and Michael head usher, might earn me a stay of execution?

Do you mean the New Year’s after we graduate?

No, I mean this coming New Year’s. We start our new life together with the new year.

That gives us less than a month to plan. I realistically need a year to plan the perfect wedding.

Isabel, the wedding will be perfect for me because I’m marrying you. If I can come under budget for the lab, I’ll ask the Professor if I could use the balance to pay for everything. I want to have you and Hope around all the time. I don’t think I could sleep without you next to me.

The knocking became more insistent. Isabel buttoned up her shirt. “Kurt, Kitty, you can come in.”

The door opened and the other couple entered. “I’m sorry about earlier. Marie is upset. One of her best friends turned out to be our mother keeping tabs on us. We thought it best to let her brood alone.”

Do you know how sexy you look wearing my clothes? You look even sexier not wearing them or anything at all.

I’ll have to remind you of that when I’m a whale.

You will always be sexy to me. You’ve been in my head before. You know that. I love you more each day.

You’d better.

I look forward to life with you in my heart, in my head, and in my bed.

As do I, Lover.

Kitty and Kurt watched the other couple with rapt interest. It looked as if they were having a telepathic conversation. Isabel broke the silence by asking, “Do you guys have plans for New Year’s?”

posted on 15-Dec-2002 12:37:18 AM
I will try to have a new part out next week. In the mean time, I've compiled a list of codenames for the Roswell group.

Liz - Chance
Alex - Schematic
Maria - Emote
Michael - Pulse
Tess - Mirage
Ava - illusion
Kyle - Karmic Justice
Isabel - Dreamscape
Max - Paladin
Zan - Black King
I've also compiled family trees for some of the characters.

Liz Parker - Father, Magneto; Mother Magda Lensherr; brother Pietro Maximoff; half- sister, Marie Adler ; half-brother Kurt Wagner

Pietro Maximoff - Father Magneto; Mother Magda Lensherr; sister Liz Parker; half- sister, Marie Adler ; half-brother Kurt Wagner

Kurt Wagner - Father Magneto; Mother Raven Darkeholme; sister, Marie Adler ; half- sister, Liz Parker ; half-brother, Pietro Maximoff

Marie Adler - Father Magneto; Mother Raven Darkeholme; brother, Kurt Wagner; half- sister, Liz Parker ; half-brother Pietro Maximoff

Alex Whitman - Father, Charles; Mother, Anna ; Cousin, Carol Danvers