Lladyred01- shh, don't tell but the accent was what first made me like Pete too.

Lightspeed Suzuka- Well, it wasn't soon but... it is an update.

Elf-princess4- thanks for the review.

AngieX- See, I didn't stop, there are still a LOT of things to be resolved IE Black Air. Kitty is 18, Pete's 28.

Dark Dragon Fire Demon- Here ya go!

somekindafreaky- Heart attack, huh? I'm glad you thought it was cute. I adore your fanfic (a plug for anyone not reading somekindafreaky's stuff).



Those little things you say

When words mean so much

You never back down

And they all shy away

You always listen to me

And what do I care to get me through these sleepless nights

And what do I have to hold when no one's there to hold me tight

And what do I see the only thing that gets me through this is I feel

And I feel you

-3 Doors Down


Five o'clock in the morning

Kitty yawned cuddling closer to the warm pillow under her head. She then phased away when her pillow moved. She sat up and looked down with wide eyes at Pete. He yawned and stretched lazily. He looked up at her and smiled warmly. "Hey there, luv."

"Morning," Kitty whispered.

"Ya feel okay?"

Kitty shifted and winced. "I'm a little sore."

"Lay down, Kit." She obeyed instinctively. He reached out and softly kneaded the muscles of her legs, allowing his mutant power to surface just enough to warm his hands. She tensed briefly at the unfamiliar feeling. She then willed herself to relax and laid her head back.

"Wow," she murmured softly. A smug smirk spread across his face at her awed tone.

"Feel okay now?"

"Much better."


"Not yet."

"Got t' take care o' that," he grinned. He kissed her lips softly. "Let's work up an appetite." She smiled up at him as he moved over her and his hands caressed her body.

"I love you, Pete."

"Love you too."


The new lovers reluctantly got up and dressed after a mutual shower and another nap. They walked out of Pete's room and down the stairs. Breakfast was already underway when they arrived. Domino looked up and smirked seeing them arrive. "Hey, runt, Kitty."

"Hi, Domino," Kitty smiled taking a seat beside Rogue. Pete sat between her and Logan and immediately began eating. Kitty blushed at the knowing looks some of the residents were sending her.

"Have a nice sleep?" Rogue asked her tone innocent. Kitty narrowed her eyes at the Goth who merely grinned back. The new recruits were away, to Kitty's relief but the rest of the team was there. Logan, Rogue, Remy, Kurt, Domino, and Nathan, who were smirking but happy for the two, Ororo and Scott, who seemed disappointed in Kitty, Charles, who was trying to ignore the situation for the time being. Hank didn't seem to care one way or another as he ate his dinner talking amicably to the others. Jean seemed torn between happiness for her friend and disappointment in their rash actions. Happiness won out when she saw that the two practically radiated happiness and contentment.

/Besides,/ she sent to Scott. /It could be worse./

/How?/ Scott sent back.

/She could be back with Lance./

Scott's already tense shoulders got even tenser at that thought. Point well taken, he sent

/Just try to be happy for them. She's happy with him, he's happy that she chose him. They're happy, that's all that matters, isn't it?/

Scott sighed. /Of course. I just don't want her to get hurt. I'm just worried about her./

/I know,/ Jean sent with a smile. /And that's why I love you./ He looked up at her and their eyes met. A slow smile spread across his face.

/I love you too,/ he whispered in her mind.

"Awwe!" Nathan cried. "I may be born really soon!"

"You're a telepath?" Jean asked flushing slightly.

"You're not supposed to intrude upon people's thoughts," Scott scolded. Jean nodded at that thought.

"Yes, dad," Nathan said causing Scott to wince.

"So, what are you two doing today?" Rogue asked Kitty to change the subject. The question was innocent but the smile of her roommate was definitely not.

"I don't know," Kitty admitted.

"I `ave a couple ideas on that," Pete whispered to her causing her to blush and elbow him. "Ow! Wot?" he asked making his eyes wide and innocent. "I was just talkin' about a movie or somethin'."

"Right," Kitty said rolling her eyes. Logan gave Pete a look while Rogue merely laughed.

"What do ya say we all go out?" Rogue offered finally. "There's a new movie playin' at the theater. There's a showing at two."

"That sounds good," Kitty said.

"And tonight Logan, Nate and I were planning a poker game," Domino said to Pete.

Remy perked up at that. "Can Gambit play too?"

Pete remembered what Kitty had said about playing poker with Remy but... "Whatever you want, LeBeau," he shrugged. The group finished eating and Kitty helped Rogue and Jean with the dishes. They spent most of the morning in front of the TV and helping around the house with the chores.

"Ya know, all you're missin' is a maid's outfit," Pete said slowly as Kitty dusted the living room. "You know, one of those French ones with the really short skirts?"

"Pete!" Kitty exclaimed giving him a look. He grinned back unrepentantly.

"Wot? I can't help it, luv, that image is just very appealing. Want t' show me around the grounds?"

"Just let me finish." Pete watched her as she worked. She finished and went to him straddling his legs. "I love you."

"Love you too, grasshopper," he smiled wrapping his arms around her waist. She stood and they walked outside. Kitty led him over the main grounds. They ended up in Storm's gardens. "This place is huge," Pete said slowly.

"I know, my first week here I got lost three times. Luckily with my power it was easy to find my way back."

"Hey," Pete said slowly. "We're all alone." He lowered his head and their lips found each other.