DISCALIMER: I do not own X-Men: Evolution or anyone/anything else associated with it. However Vincent is my own character.
This takes place after Enter Mayhem and before Enter DayTripper, and is just a look at the thoughts some of them have in before the day begins.
CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR 'ENTER MAYHEM'. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT FIRST DON'T READ THIS OR IT WILL SPOIL IT FOR YOU AND YOU NEED TO READ IT TO GET SOME OF WHATS GOING ON
WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Vincent looks in the mirror at himself. He looks into his eyes and can see how harder they are from everyone else. There is no innocence there that was taken from me a long time ago.
I had it again last night, one of my nightmares. I splash water onto my face, and dry it off. It was just after six in the mourning, a normal person wouldn't be up at a time like this, but than again I'm far from normal.
I only need six of seven hours of sleep normally because of my mutation, so I like to get an early jump on things, not to mention it annoys the hell out of most of the students, who are not morning people.
I look there in the mirror again and I still think about how my life has changed. Not to long ago I was living in Toronto living a normal life, my mutation wasn't public and I had a job, two of my best friends by my side. Then it all came crashing down.
I left, and came here. At first I wasn't too sure I made the right choice but I made more friends here than I had back home, I don't have to hide myself from these people like I had to anymore, I can truly be myself and not worry about exposing my secret and for the first time I feel better about myself.
And I also met her. Rogue.
At first we were just friends and hung out a lot, then it became more then that and I don't regret it. She knows me better than anyone else does, she knows what I've gone through, my pain, my hope, my shame, ever since she absorbed me.
Why she still wants to be with someone like me I don't know. Even after she got all of my memories and saw the real me, and my dark past she still wants to be with me. I'm glad she does.
For the first time in a long time I feel lucky about some of my life.
We might not be able to touch but I love being with that girl. She's so strong and yet so fragile on the inside and at times just seeing her makes me feel better. She's been there for me and I'll be there for her.
I wouldn't have done so well after April's death if it hadn't been for her. April, another name this one that I gave to a girl I couldn't save.
I still blame myself on some level and I think I always will for her death. I couldn't save her...I tried...but I failed, and now she's dead because of it.
I learned much about my past here, about her and about Sinister...I swear I will make that monster pay one day for all the things he's done. I have never hated anyone more passionately than him. He's caused so much pain to not only me but to others, and that I can never forgive.
I think I've grown while here, I've learned more here than just my mutation.
Well I guess I'll go and help Ororo in the kitchen now for breakfast, before the rest of them wake up.