Logan walked through the halls of the mansion that December morning, classes had started and the halls were empty, save for a few stragglers who had slept in. The air smelled different this morning, filled with anticipation and excitement. For what, Logan couldn't begin to guess. It had only been a few months since Jean died, Logan didn't get excited over much these days, not even when one of his students misbehaved during class.
Logan gave himself an internal chuckle at that last thought. He still couldn't believe that he stayed in New York, much less stayed at Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. What did Logan know about teaching? Xavier gave him what Xavier thought of an easy task of teaching the kids physical education. Really, how hard could it be?
Harder than saving the world, was Logan's conclusion. Most students, being outcasts tended to pick up outcast hobbies which consisted of playing videogames, watching TV, or reading. Most of the kids couldn't even catch a Frisbee if their lives depended on it.
"Guten morgen, Herr Logan." A voice came from above Logan, making him jump inside his skin and raise the hair on the back of his neck. Logan looked up to see a blue man hanging upside down from a rafter, with a book in hand.
"Mornin' Kurt" Logan replied with a nod and kept walking in the direction of the phys ed office. He didn't have a class, but Kurt didn't know that.
A few seconds later Logan heard Kurt's telltale sound of teleportation and he was in front of Logan's face with his signature purple and black mist surrounding him briefly. The noise always made Logan think of a cross between flour bag being sliced open and a person being punched in the stomach.
"Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?" Kurt asked with a large grin on his face.
So that's what the excitement is all about, Logan thought absently as he scratched his head.
"Er, no Kurt, haven't bothered." Logan replied and maneuvered around Kurt, but Kurt followed him.
"Why not? Christmas Day is almost here, there are a lot of people to buy presents for. You won't have enough time if you only start on Christmas Eve." Kurt said excitedly, gesturing with his arms.
"I don't do Christmas Kurt."
"But you should! Christmas is so much fun. There is laughter, and singing, and presents, and food. Oh! The food! I remember when I was with the Munich Circus there was this lady tight rope walker and the most amazing cookies were baked by her!" Kurt continued chattering down the hall, not picking up on Logan's lack of interest.
Logan stopped in front of his office and turned to face Kurt, he interrupted mid-sentence, "Look Kurt, I know you like Christmas, but just leave me out of it. Not my thing."
Kurt looked taken aback by Logan's comment, and even hurt as Logan closed the door on his nose. Logan didn't care too much, if Kurt wanted to have Christmas, there were plenty of other house guests who would be more than willing to go shopping with him.