Remembering What Never Happened

AN: I don't own X-Men Evolution (wish I did) so all standard disclaimers apply.

Something was going to happen.

Kitty wasn't sure what exactly and even tried to convince herself that she was just being paranoid, but she didn't think that she was. The air itself felt thick and heavy and it seemed difficult to breathe. It was as if there was a great, invisible weight was dangling just over her head. Something was going to happen.

It seemed that the others felt it as well. Kurt was goofing off more than usual. At one time, Kitty would have been annoyed by this but she had long since learned that Kurt used humor defensively to handle situations in which he felt uncomfortable or uncertain. Scott was more quiet and apprehensive than usual and Jean had been unconsciously chewing on her bottom lip until it appeared ragged and raw. Kitty couldn't help but wish that what ever was about to occur would go ahead and happen. The wait was getting tough.

Suddenly, Kitty's wish was granted. The ground begin to shake violently, ragged cracks sliced through the windows. "Is is Lance?" Scott demanded, trying to regain his footing.

Before anyone could answer, darkness flooded the room. There was a loud thump as something heavy fell followed by a series of low rumbles that sounded like thunder from a distant storm. Someone screamed hoarsely and it took Kitty a second to realize that it was her.

"Honey, are you okay?"

Kitty stopped screaming and looked over at the open doorway where her mother stood. "Mom?" Glancing down, she saw that she was in sitting up in her own bed.

Her mother walked into the room and put her arm around Kitty's shoulders. "It's okay, dear. It was just a dream."

"It seemed so real," Kitty said, "Wait, why aren't I at the institute?"

"Institute?" her mother repeated, "What are you talking about?"

"The institute," Kitty restated, "You know, theā€¦" But her voice trailed off. What had seemed so clear only moments earlier was suddenly fading like wisps of smoke. "I don't know," she finally continued, "It must have been dream, I guess."

"Of course it was," her mother stated, "Now you go on back to sleep. You have school tomorrow."

"Sure. Thanks, Mom. Goodnight."

"Goodnight." Quietly, her mother left the room and closed the door behind her leaving Kitty alone. It had to have been a dream. She clearly remembered going to bed here at her own house in her own room. Yet, why could she see a room that she shared with a goth girl that was both fragile and strong? Why did she expect to see other people running into her room to check on her instead of her mother? And why was she looking for an elf?

An elf? "That's just weird," she mumbled to herself as she rolled over on her side and curled up beneath the covers and drifted towards sleep. Yet, in the moment as sleep overtook her, she whispered aloud, "Kurt."

I hope you like chapter 1. All reviews are appreciated.