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Character Kristoff is from "The hand of God" episode.

Chapter 39: All Heart

4 weeks later…………

Brennan woke up from his deep sleep. He sat up, swung around and put his feet on the floor. He rubbed his eyes and pulled his hands through his hair.

He glanced around his room taking it all in, and his eyes fell on a piece of paper on the floor in front of his door. He slowly got up, made his way over and picked up the paper. He begin to read:


Hey, sorry to leave like this, but I called home, and I decided to leave Mutant X. I feel bad running out like this, after all we've been through the last few weeks. However, you need to be with Shalimar, she loves you.

Take care, love Mari.

Brennan opened the door and ran out. He ran into the kitchen where Shal was sitting eating breakfast, "Shal! Where'd Mari go?"

"Train station, go get her."

"Shal, I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt you."

"I know, I just waited to long, for the wrong man."


"Go Brennan, before you lose her."

"Thanks Shal."

Brennan parked his car and ran into the train station. He ran to the counter, "Can you tell me where the train for New York is loading?"

"Gate 34. It's leaving in 5 minutes."

Brennan took off running through the train station. He looked at the gate coming up and it said: Gate 4

He had to hurry, he had 30 gates to go, and had 5 minutes to catch Mari. He had hurt Shal, and it killed him inside that he did that. Nevertheless, he had somehow fallen in love with Mari.

It took him longer than he had hoped to get to Gate 34. In fact, it took him 10 minutes. In addition, what he found when he finally got there, was an empty track. Mari was gone. There was nothing, he could do about it.

'Wait, I can buy a ticket, go to New York and get her back.'

He turned around to head back to the ticket counter, and his eyes fell on

Mari, who was sitting on the bench behind him. She looked up at him, "Took you long enough."

"You missed your train."

"I got a call telling me to wait, cause you were on your way."

"Who called you?"



"Yes, Jell-O for brains, really," she laughed. "Are you sure you want me?"

"Yeah, sure enough to make a Feral angry with me."

"You must really like me."

"Yeah, I do," he said as he took Mari in his arms and kissed her.

Lexa stood in front of her full-length mirror looking at herself. She was wearing a knee length black dress with spaghetti straps, that showed off her cleavage nicely. 'What was I thinking when I said yes to Max, when he asked me out? I'll just go to his room and tell him I can't go.'

Lexa walked to her bed, put her stilettos on and walked out the door of her bedroom. She passed Jesse in the hallway, and he whistled at her.

"Shut up!" she sneered, "Hey wait! Is this too sluty?"

"Kind of begs for the guy to ravage you."

"I can't believe you said that."

"Blame it on my wife," he laughed, then kinda choked.

"Your what?"

"That was a secret," he groaned.


"Melodie and I got married 4 days ago."

"Wow, congratulations, why the secret?"

"Cause of Shalimar, the thing with Brennan."

"What about me and Brennan?" asked Shal, as she came up behind Jesse.

"He's married!" said Lexa.

"Lexa!" yelled Jesse.

"You and Melodie got married?" asked Shal.

"Yeah, 4 days ago."

"Great, I'll throw a party for you. We'll make it a baby shower slash wedding party."

"Baby shower? Mel isn't pregnant."

"Emma is."

"What else have I missed?" laughed Jesse.

"Well if you two will excuse me I have to be somewhere," said Lexa.

As Lexa walked away, Jesse heard her whisper; "I can't go."


"Yeah?" she said turning.

"You can't not go."

Lexa smiled and walked down the hall toward Max's room. She reached out and knocked on the door. She heard shuffling and someone walking toward the door, "Coming!"

Max opened the door and his mouth fell open, "Wow!"

"You like?"

"Very much so," he said. Max was wearing a black Armani suit with a black tie.

"You cleaned up nicely yourself.

"This old thing," he joked. "Are you ready to go?"


"Great, I'm thinking of going to this cute little French restaurant, is that alright with you?"

"Sounds great."

30 minutes later…

At the restaurant, Max pulled out Lexa's seat for her. After she sat down, he moved to the other side of the table, seating himself. The waiter handed both menus.

Max spoke in fluent French as he ordered the medium-rare steak. The waiter turned to Lexa, who knew not a word of French, much less how to read it. Taking a chance, she said, "I'll have the same."

Yet again, Max spoke up, and in French. The waiter nodded and walked away.

"What did you say to him?" asked Lexa

"I told him you wanted the baked chicken with vegetables on the side."

"Oh thanks. I don't think that's what you ordered though."

"I ordered the medium-rare steak, but you hate read meat. Therefore, I figured you didn't know French. Hope you don't mind."

"Not at all. How did you know I hate red meat."

"Cause you hated it 5 years ago."

"Good memory," said Lexa.

"I try."

The waiter came with their food, and poured the white wine. The waiter asked, "Will there be anything else?"

"No thanks, that will be all for now."

The waiter walked away, Lexa picked up her glass of wine and took a sip, "Good wine."

"It was a good year," smiled Max. He turned the bottle so Lexa could see the year, '1912'

"Max! This is expensive!" she said, shocked. Max had been dumb to get wine he couldn't afford.

"I know, but I kinda saved for tonight."


"No buts. I'll let you in on a little secret though."


"Look at the name on wine label?"


"Reverse the letters beautiful," smiled Max.

"L-A.. Laken! You own the winery. Wait I remember you telling me that your grandfather owned a winery, but lost it during the depression."

"Same one, I got the money a year ago to buy it back for him. He left the money to me when he died last year."

"Oh Max, I'm so sorry, I know you two were close."

"He was my best friend. He was the only one in my family that ever knew the truth about my brother and me. You know what he said when I told him about it?"


"He said, 'Does this mean you can't play baseball anymore?' I told him, 'Of course, I can still play." Then he said, 'Then why are you so ashamed of it? I love you Max, I love everything you are, all of it."

"Wow, sounds like a great man."

"He was, and I am just happy I got to see him before he died. Tell him of my plans. Get his blessings."

"Blessing on what?"



"Well I wasn't sure I'd need it, but I wanted in just in case."

"In case of what?"

"In case the woman I've loved for 6 years now, was really the person I thought she was."

"6 years? And you're just now asking her? What were you waiting for?"

"I was waiting for the right moment. 6 years was a long wait, but I wanted her to know that would love her forever, and proved it by waiting."

"She must be special."

"Yeah she is," smiled Max. "So special in fact. I plan on giving her my grandmother's heirloom engagement ring."

"I remember seeing that one time. It had a simple one-carat diamond, engraved with 'Love Always, Through Eternity."

"You have a good memory too."

"Yeah, especially since that phrase spoke volumes to me back then. Simple words, but yet romantic."



"You have no idea who I am talking about do you?"


"You!" he smiled. "I love you, Lexa! Marry me!"


Max got up and walked over to her side, he bent down on one knee, and held a black velvet box in one hand and Lexa's hand in another.

It didn't take long for the people around them eating, to realize what was happening.

"Lexa, I have never loved anyone, but you. I fell in love with you when I was a 16 year old fool, and you were 15 year old beautiful girl. Now you even more beautiful and I'm 23, and even more in love with you. Please do me the honor of becoming my wife. Will you marry me?"

Lexa took a deep breath, 'This can't be happening, what is he doing? I hurt him so bad 5 years ago, and he still loves me?'

Her breathing became shallow, and her heart starting pounding. Felt as if it was going to come out of her chest. She gasped for air, and whispered, "Yes."

"Did you say yes?"

"YES!" she said louder. The restaurant applauded as Max kissed her and placed the heirloom ring on her finger.

"I love you Lexa."

"I love you too, Max."

Lulu and Josh were in the dojo fighting when Max and Lexa enter the dojo. "Hey," said Max. "You two want to take a break for a minute."

"Sure," said Lulu as she walked over to grab her water. She grabbed Josh's too, and turned to throw it to her, only to find Josh on the floor, breathing hard.

"You ok?"

"Yeah, why do you ask?" said Josh jokingly.

"Cause your horizontal," laughed Lulu.

"Oh I was wondering why that wall looked funny," she said sitting up. "Lulu, I am done for tonight."

"Yeah I figured that. But you did good kid," she grinned.

"So what doyou guysgot planned tonight?"asked Lexa.

"Something I should have done a long time ago, me and Lulu are dying our hair back to its original color. I'll be brunette next time you see me."

"Yeah, we decided to do a girl thing tonight, in honor of Shell and Skye. So I am dying my hair white, which is what Shell always wanted."

"White?" asked Max, as he sat down next to Lexa on the steps of the dojo. "You are going to stand out."

"Yeah, I know, but I would look similar to the character in the X-Men movie, Storm."

"So are you going to get the hair cut too?" asked Lexa.

"Maybe, anyway I have to go."

"So now that they are gone what will we do?" asked Lexa.

"I have an idea," said Max, as he leaned over and gently kissed her on the lips.

"You two need a room," said Shal, who was leaning against a wall with her arms in front of her. You could tell she was please with catching the personal moment.

"Hey Shal." said Lexa. She was slightly miffed at the Feral for interrupting her kiss with Max. "Why are you up so late?"

"Looking for Emma."

"She's already gone to bed," said Max. "Which reminds me, I am tired, so goodnight ladies."

"Night Max." said Lexa.

"Good night Max," said Shal. "So how long has this been going on?"

"Have no idea what you mean, night Shal," she said as she got up to leave the room. "And don't tell anyone, ok?"

"No problem."

"Hey, wait, how is Emma?"

"She's fine, kind of panicking about being a mother though."

"She'll be fine, I mean she will make a great mom."

"Yeah she will," smiled Shal, "Lexa, you ever think of having kids?"

"Sometimes, then I figure a kid deserves better," said Lexa jokingly.

"Lexa, I know you life has been hard, but the Dominion is gone now. And I think you would make a great mom."


"Don't argue, I know these things. In addition, Max would be a great dad. Come on you know you love him."


"Just admit it!"

"We're engaged."


"Max asked me to marry him, and I said yes."

"Whoa, I guess you don't need advice from me. Congratulations Lexa."

"Thanks Shal."

"You're welcome, now if you'll excuse me, I have a date."


"No, he's with Mari."

"You ok with that?"

"I will be. Anyway, who wants to be with a guy who loves someone else."

"So who are you going out with?"

"Someone you might remember, Kristoff."

"The guy who healed you, and saved Brennan's life?"


"Thought he died."

"No, apparently, he healed himself again."

"Have a great time on your date, Shal."


"Josh hurry up!"

"Shut up Zack!"

"Movie starts in 15 minutes," he growled.

"I know!"

"Then what are you waiting for?"

"For you to stop yelling at my door," she said from behind him. She busted out laughing.

"Zane, Gabriella, Ashley and Lulu are meeting us there right?" he asked trying to cover his embarrassment.

"Yes, and Rosalie and Chris."

"No Dax."

"Right Dax."

"Right. Chris died remember?"

"Oh yeah. Are you ever going to tell me the big secret about him?"

"Nothing to tell, just that he died, so Emma's son would live."

"Alright, that makes no sense,let's go."

"Cool, Mutant X has earned a vacation for a night."

"Yes it has."

Jesse knocked on Shal's door that night. Shal yelled for him to come in. Jesse opened the door, "Hey Shal, got a minute?"

"Plenty of them, why?"

"Wanted you to meet someone," he said as he pushed the door open further to reveal a small boy with baby blue eyes. "This is Alex."

"Hey Alex!" said Shal as she walked slowly over to Alex. "My name is Shalimar."

"Sha..mar." he said real fast, causing his father to laugh. "Wha so funny?"

"That's what I called her when we first met," said Jesse. His blue eyes were so full of love, that it touched Shalimar to see it. She had wanted that for Jesse since the first day she met him.

"Yeah, I can't wait to tell you stories about how goofy your daddy was back then," smiled Shal.

"Goofy daddy!" yelled Alex, as he started laughing.

Shal snickered, as Jesse blushed slightly, "Shal, are you ok?"

"Yeah, just happy for you."

"It will happen for you as well, someday."

"Yeah, so I've been told," smiled Shal.

"What do you mean?"

"Josh told me this morning, that I was pregnant."


"Yeah, and no it's not Brennan."

"Figured that much, so who is it, Kristoff?"

"Yeah, I told him one hour ago."


"He wants to get married, and I said yes."

"Do you love him?"

"Yeah I do, and if I hadn't been so stupid about Brennan back then. I would have stayed with Kristoff then."

"Well, did Josh say whether it would it would be girl or boy?"


"Great, so maybe your daughter can marry Emma's son,"

"Or yours, there's not that much age difference," smiled Shal.

"Hey, then we can be real family."

"We already are Jesse, we have been for 4 years."

"True," smiled Jesse.

"I love you Jesse."

"Love you too, Shal."

Alex walked over to Shalimar and reached out to her, for her to pick him up. She lifted him onto her lap, and he hugged her. "I love you too."

Jesse almost cried for laughing, and he saw tears in Shal's eyes. "I love you too Alex."

"Can you read me a bed time story?"

"Peter Pan?"

"Cool, I love that story. How did you know?"

"Cause your just like you daddy," smirked Shalimar.