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Clearly I was wrong, about how good the last chapter was. I didn't like it but other people did, so it must have been good.

Here we have the last chapter to Incendiarism. It's been a wacky trip, writing this. Had a great time and not only that, but I think as a whole my writing improved over the course of the 8 chapters.


I don't own X-Men, John, Magneto etc. All I own is Spark and the plot.




Epilogue:- A beautiful mind.

Even though he was in a coma he could still hear noise. People moved in and out of the room, but there was one who stayed, no matter what.


He didn't know if it was part of his fevered delusions or if she really was sitting by his bed, pleading with him to wake and to be John again. Just John.

Part of him was sure it was all in his head but it gave him the strength to carry on fighting in order to find out for himself.


Hospitals are all the same. That was what Rogue thought anyway. She had plenty of time to think about it all sorts of things as she sat by John's bed, his limp hand in her own gloved one, begging him to wake up.

She had even prayed to God a few times, trying to make some sort of deal.

//Please let him be okay...\\ she pleaded, silent tears running down her face. She was so caught up in her thoughts that she didn't see or hear Bobby enter the room.

"No change then?" he asked softly. Rogue shook her head, not even bothering to try and hide the tears that were making a pattern down her cheek.

"Both of them are still the same." she said, tearing her gaze away from John's face. "I still don't understand what happened to them..."


Rogue watched in horror as Andrew froze, his hands fighting a invisible rope that was curled round his neck. He gasped for breath, clawing at his throat, trying to free himself. His eyes bulged and his skin began to turn a gray color.

Andrew's mouth fell open as his eyes rolled up in his head. Then he simply dropped to the floor. There was a gasp from Kurt as Spark pitched forward. It was only due to his hold on her waist that she didn't hit the ground face first.

"John?" Rogue called running over to the fallen body. She bent down by him and placed her black gloved hand over his neck. "He's alive, thank God." she said. Bobby moved over to where Kurt was holding an unresponsive Spark.

"Is she Okay?" he asked. Kurt shook Spark gently.

"I don't know. She seems to have fainted."

~End Flashback~

Neither Spark or John woke up on the flight back to the mansion. They didn't wake up in the first day. Or the second. Or the third. It had been nearly a week now and they still hadn't woken.

"Dr. McCoy was really worried about Spark's head injury for a while. He thinks that's why she fainted and slipped into this coma." Rogue said, her eyes resting on Spark's still form. Bobby moved round the room and sat down in the empty chair by Spark's bed.

"Do... do you think John won?" he asked. Instantly Rogue's face shut down, blinds falling over her eyes.

"I don't know. I hope so." was all she said before grasping John's hand again and resuming her vigil over his bed. Bobby sighed softly and stood up.

"Wake up soon Spark." he said then walked out of the room.

Outside Logan was waiting. He was pacing up and down, up and down, up and down.

"How is she?" he asked gruffly. Bobby shook his head.

"Not good. John better wake up soon and be himself again or it could kill her." Logan's claws came out then back in then out again.

"I just wish there was something I could do, someone I could kill." he said.

"So do we all... well, maybe not kill..." Bobby spluttered. "I'm going to see the Professor." As Bobby sped off, Logan moved to the observation room. He could see Rogue crying, her hand held tightly to John's still one. As he watched she lay her head by the side of the bed and slowly cried herself to sleep.


In the ruins of Magneto's old hideout stood Gambit and Toad. Held between them was the badly burned Erik.

"We better get him out of here." Gambit said. "Mystique, she no like to be kept waiting." They moved slowly out of the building, towards the helicopter and Mystique.


Dr. Hank McCoy slipped quietly into the room, careful not to wake the sleeping girl. He moved first to Spark's bed and checked over her. There was no change. Then he moved to where John and Rogue lay.

At first glance there was no change here, either. Then he drew his breath in with a sharp hiss. John's hand had disentangled it's self from Rogue's and was now laid in her hair, as if he was stroking it. There was a sudden intake of breath from behind him, followed by heavy panting. Rogue woke with a start, John's hand falling to his side.

Spark was clawing at thin air, her eyes closed, taking in huge mouthful's of air. It was doubtful that she was aware of anything that was going on. Her eyes snapped open and she screamed, a single, long, high-pitched scream.

"Spark!" Rogue yelled. Instantly the scream stopped, to be replaced by a low whimpering. As Rogue moved from her place by John's bed to Spark's bed, the whimpering stopped.

"Spark? Are you okay?" she asked. Spark turned her head slightly to see the rest of the room.

"...Wh-where am I?" she croaked.

"You'll safe."

"..J'hn?" Spark muttered, being dragged back to the land of nod. Rogue smiled, though it didn't quite reach her eyes.

"He's here too... at least, I hope so." she said, but Spark had already fallen back asleep. Hank gently moved past the frozen Rogue and bent over Spark.

"She'll be fine now. The worst is over." he announced. Rogue nodded, but her mind was already back with John and the fact that he was still in a coma.

Hank sighed and stepped away, allowing Rogue to move past him. He shook his head sadly, it didn't take a doctor to see that she was close to a breakdown, the hope that it would be John and not Andrew, being the only thing that kept her sane.

"Please wake up John." Rogue said, brushing some of his hair out of his eyes. They were open. She screamed and jumped back, her hand on her heart.

"What? What is it?" Hank asked, running over to her. She pointed a shaking finger at John.

"His eyes..." she whispered. A sound came from the bed, so quiet that it was almost missed.


"John?" Rogue asked, hardly daring to hope. "John is that you?"

"...what's going on? Why... why is it so quiet?" he asked. Rogue stared into his eyes, hoping against hope. It did sound like him but even so...

"He's gone."

"Really?" The boy asked, a smile on his face. "I... I did it."

"Are you John?" Hank asked.


"How do we know for sure though?" Hank persisted. The so called John raised a hand and placed two fingers on Rogue's cheek. She gasped, feeling the fire.

"It is him." she said. John closed his eyes again and whispered something. It was so quiet that Rogue had to lean closer to hear him. He whispered again and again Rogue moved closer.

Suddenly his eyes snapped open and John moved forward, catching Rogue's lips in a kiss. For a few seconds Rogue froze there before pulling away.

"I always wanted to do that." John said and Rogue smiled.

At that moment Bobby, Logan and Kitty all came piling into the room, all shouting at once.

"John man! You're back!" Bobby called.

"Looks like." John said, her eyes straying to Rogue then back to Bobby. "That is... if you lot will have me."

"Of course we will, you doofus!" Kitty said, engulfing John in a bear hug. "Spark as well."

Rogue couldn't believe how well things had turned out.


Keep an eye out for the sequel to Incendiarism, 'Fireshower', which should be posted tomorrow. I just have to spell check it.

Here's the summary;

"The death of an old friend results in the birth of a new enemy. Meanwhile John struggles to come to terms with his past..."

Yep, John isn't out of the woods yet, he's still got a way to go yet.

Please, please leave a review and keep an eye out for 'Fireshower'.