A/N: This is my first "Evolution" fic. I've only seen a few episodes, so please forgive any major inconsistencies. This is a Kurt/Kitty fic. They are so cute! Naturally, I do not own any of the characters, blah, blah, blah…

Kurt Wagner stumbled down the stairs. He was too tired to trust himself to teleport to the dining room. He had spent the better part of the previous night battling with another English composition. He hated essays with a passion. The latest topic was to compare yourself with a character from one of the novels that the class had read that semester. Citations from the book were required.

Kurt leaned against the heavy oak doors and practically fell into the dining room. He muttered "guten morgen" to the others gathered at the table and took his place. He pulled a plate of pancakes towards himself and was about to cut into it when he realized something was off. Blinking bleary eyes, Kurt struggled to focus on the stack of pancakes in front of him. In the exact center of the hotcakes was a single, lit birthday candle. Kurt simply stared at the flickering light, unable to comprehend what was going on.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" shouted the other students.

"Huh?" grunted Kurt.

Xavier smiled patiently. "I do believe that today is your birthday, Mr. Wagner. At least it is according to your records."

"Oh, yeah! It is! I forgot, ja." Kurt grinned, revealing pointed teeth. "Thank you all, very much."

For a moment, he just stared at the candle. Kitty's voice broke him out of a trance.

"Come on, Kurt. Make a wish before you get wax all over your pancakes," she teased.

"I do not need to make a wish," murmured Kurt. "I have everything that I could wish for already."

The students exchanged smiles. It was good being among friends. The ever-gruff Logan was the one that broke the mood.

"Just blow out the candle, elf."

Kurt smiled and leaned forward. Taking in a deep breath, he blew out the candle. In his most secret of hearts he made a wish. He glanced across the table at Kitty. She smiled brightly at him. She didn't even realize that she was that wish in the flesh.