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Sacrifice

By: pinkchick

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Epilogue

"Principal Robert Kelly, along with teacher Mr. Flemmings, pull through to get the school board to approve the ban of mutants from public schools in Bayville , however, their attempts failed earlier today when the school board once again turned it down," the news reported stated. "Now for the weather…"

Logan clicked off the TV and grunted in approval. Apparently, Mr. Flemmings was back to his usual self. He had heard the students say that he mutters to himself about the strangest nightmare, but that remains to be seen. Everything was back to normal at the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, or at least what was normal for a bunch of mutants with powers. Logan sighed and rubbed his face. It had been about the longest week of his life. Fortunately for them, the turnout seemed to be in their favor. They were back sitting in Xavier's office once again discussing the situation. However, this time they were discussing a slightly different part of it.

"So how do you explain the light that they mentioned in the end?" Hank asked, most intrigued by what the students had explained to them. They had briefly described what had happened to the adults, not really wanting to go into detail. And from what they gathered, they couldn't figure out how or why everything turned out the way it had in the end. It was confusing to say the least.

"That light emanated from Scott and Jean," Xavier explained.

"Yeah, so?" Logan asked, not quite understanding what the good professor was getting at. "What does that have anything to do with it?"

"It has everything to do with it, my friend," Xavier stated, a slow smile creeping onto his lips. "Love. Jean and Scott's love was the something that stopped the devastation. The pure light came from them."

"Oh, my," Ororo gasped. They all took it in slowly. It was understandable. What Jean and Scott truly had was something no one could explain. Xavier let the news of that revelation sink in as he turned to the window. Outside, he spotted Jean and Scott together and smiled. Maybe the saying was true. At the end of the tunnel, there was always a light. That couldn't be more true as Jean and Scott sealed it completely with a passionate kiss. A love's light. One that couldn't be broken no matter how much anyone tried. Xavier smiled again and felt a glow upon his school that was never there before. After all, light was brighter than darkness. And for that, there was always hope.

FIRE AND ICE

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

By Robert Frost