Title: Won't Cry

Disclaimer: The X-men are not mine, etc. The song is property of Krezip.

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Note: The song is called Won't Cry from the Dutch band 'Krezip'. It's a great song!

I'm working on another story (which will take a while to be published) and this is something I wrote in the meanwhile. And I know it's way to short…

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Jubilee stood in the control-room of the dangerroom. She looked down into a Canadian forest and tried to spot her best friend. It wasn't difficult to locate him, he left a trail of destruction behind him. He had been there for a while now, trashing scene after scene. He wasn't feral, yet. He was angry, angry at the world, angry with himself, angry at his life. His forgotten past just wouldn't forget him. Time after time he discovered things about his past, usually bad things.

You hoped that if you'd forget your memories
That they'd forget you too
You'd put a bandage on your aching spot
But that won't make you feel good
I think someone should have told you that
This ain't the way it works
And that you have to work it out some day
You will, yeah

It takes you further everytime
It will make you sweat like hell
You just can't keep gnashing your teeth forever

It had definitely been bad this time. He didn't want to talk about it. He never wanted to talk about anything. And especially not about anything that hurt. He just wanted to stuff it down, trying to forget it. And, Jubilee thought, let it tear him on the inside. But he never cried, never.

Won't cry, why wouldn't you
No, won't let them get to you
Won't cry
And if anyone will try to tell you that
This ain't,
This ain't, no
It ain't the way it works
They're wrong, they're wrong, so wrong

He always wanted to be the strong one. The one that didn't have pain. The one that could beat everything. She knew better. It had hurt him, bad. And he couldn't beat it if he refused to talk about it. Why didn't he see that?

Well you've done enough to prove us all
Won't let them get you down
But now I think the moment's there
To show yourself your weaknesses
I see you've figured out by now
This ain't the way that things go
And the time has come to work it out
You will, yeah

It takes you further everytime
It will make you sweat like hell
You just can't keep gnashing your teeth forever

When she looked down again she saw he had calmed down. He sat against the wall smoking a cigar looking straight at her. He frowned. She smiled and went down, knowing he wouldn't talk, but at least she could try to cheer him up a bit, like she always did.

You won't cry, won't cry, I know
You won't cry, won't cry, won't let them get to you
Won't cry, won't cry, oh no
You won't cry, yeah