Author's Notes – I was going through my fan fiction folder, sorting my Kim Possible series, when I noticed some of my old fanfics. I wrote this many years ago, about a week after the first X-men movie came out but never posted it. After re-reading it, it still sounded quite good, a huge shocker to me, so I decided, what the hell, I'll post it and see what happens. A couple of minor tweaks, not even to this chapter, and the story looks good to go! Takes place after the first movie, and I'll tie in the second movie as well when I get to that point. Very much an on-going series!
Summary – The students of the Xavier School. Not always the focus, but they'll occupy the majority of the stories. 'Nuff said!
Disclaimer – Not mine, don't sue. I am weak and pathetic with no money to speak of. Of course, if you want to hire me for my writing skills, then I'll have POWER and I'll be rich… well… I'll have money at least. :-)
My 2 cents – I hate the Logan/Rogue romance stories! I hate them! Logan in the movie was a father figure and friend to Rogue, not a lover. She should be with someone her own age! Possibly someone like Bobby or, since he's a teen in my fic, Remy.
Generation X – Chapter 1
"Oops, sorry Bobby!"
Kitty slowly started to back out of the room she had just phased into, giggling as Bobby sought to cover himself. She had planned to let Bobby know that the gang was going into town to catch a movie, not realizing he was in the middle of changing. When you can walk through walls, you tend to forget to knock sometimes.
Bobby scrambled frantically, gathering the clothes he had been planning to wear off the floor. Rather hastily he threw a pair of jeans on, the only time he slowed down was when doing up the zipper. When Bobby figured he had sufficiently covered himself, he turned back to Kitty. "So what did you want?" his tone a little angry.
"Well, we were wondering if you wanted to catch a movie with the rest of us. We're trying to get Rogue out of her brooding."
With the mention of Rogue, Bobby perked right up. The gang, and especially himself, had been trying to cheer her up all week, ever since Logan, the bad-ass Wolverine, had left to search for his past. At least, that's what Rogue had told him. "Uhh… sure… let me finish getting dressed."
"We'll be downstairs." With a wave and a smile, she phased back out. She floated downstairs and ran into Jubilee. She had a huge smile plastered on her face.
"So… did you see Bobby?"
Kitty could tell Jubes was ready to break out into laughter. "You knew he just got out of the shower, didn't you!"
"Well…" Jubilee said, suppressing the laughter that was threatening to burst free, "that should teach you to knock more often."
Giving her a shot in the arm, Kitty started towards the garage, where their ride was stored.
"So, did we get free reign tonight, or are we being… escorted?"
"Do you really think we would get free reign, especially after what happened last time. Since Ms. Grey is going with the Professor to that conference in New York and Ms. Munroe had tickets to Cats, Mr. Summers will be taking us."
"We're stuck with Mr. Summers? Damn!"
"That's not so bad," Kitty said, a grin creasing her face.
"Not for you. Everyone knows you have that crush on him."
This time, Jubilee avoided the shot Kitty sent her way. "I do NOT have a crush on Sco… Mr. Summers! I just don't think he's anywhere near as bad as everyone else thinks."
"OK, OK, I believe you."
That grin on Jubilee's face seemed to have gotten even bigger, if such a thing was possible. Finally, they got to the garage, where the others were waiting. Scott stood there with the van door open. "All right kids, let's get this show on the road! Where's Bobby?"
Jubilee started giggling again. "I think Kitty said he's getting dressed." At that, Jubilee jumped into the van before the wrath of Katherine Pryde could be invoked yet again.
Scott just raised an eyebrow and looked at Kitty.
"I… ahh… kinda…"
"Forgot to knock again?"
Inside, Scott was trying damn hard not to smile, but when dealing with a student, he felt it was always best to maintain a stern manner. "We'll have to talk about that later, Kitty. Now, you better hop in."
Bobby came bursting through the door at just that moment. He dove right past Scott and landed on the seat. Unfortunately, it was occupied by Remy at the time.
"Bobby, you t'ink you get out of my lap now?"
Blushing a bright shade of crimson, he pulled himself off and looked up at Marie, who was trying very hard to hide her smile. He quickly moved to the far back seat, the only seat available, which, to his chagrin, was right next to Kitty.
Kitty looked up, smiling lightly up at Bobby. "Uhh… sorry about walking in on you like that."
Bobby smiled back, "It's alright. I'm sorry I yelled. It's just, you kinda caught me by surprise."
With a slam of the door, Scott got behind the wheel, turned the key, and pulled off down the driveway.
"You should have seen the look on Kitty's face when she came out of Bobby's room! Her face was so red, it could have lit up the room!"
John smiled at the image. "I think I would have preferred to see Bobby's face, when Kitty popped in unexpectedly!" This set both Jubilee and John laughing again.
Bobby leaned forward, "I'm glad you enjoyed the little joke. You do know I'm going to get you both back, don't you?"
"You can try, Frosty," laughed John.
Remy and Rogue turned around to chat better with the others. "So chere," asked Remy, a smirk on his face, "how much of the 'ol Bobby did you see?"
Kitty put down her book, and keeping a serious look on her face, said, "A lot more than I saw when I walked in on Johnny last week!" With that, she turned back to her book.
Scott Summers and Sam Guthrie, both sitting in the front, were trying their damnedest not to laugh as Johnny protested vehemently.
With a slight bump, the van pulled into the theatre parking lot. Scott stopped in the closest available parking spot, and all the students piled out. It was a free for all as they all rushed to the doors, all except Rogue, who walked with Scott.
"Don't you want to catch up to the others, Rogue?"
"No, that's okay."
Scott looked down at his young charge, "You do know, they just want to help you fit in at the school."
"I know. It's just…"
"You miss Logan."
"It's not just that, it's… it's hard to feel close when you can't touch anyone, you know? I mean, I can't hold hands without gloves on. I'm afraid to play sports in case I accidentally touch someone. I just feel a little… isolated."
"You may not believe this, but I do understand what you're going through. But friendship is more than just being able to touch. It's about opening up your heart to the world around you, even if you can't touch it. For the longest time, I was afraid to reach out, because of what my powers could do. When my powers first appeared, I kinda blew the roof off my old school. For weeks, before the professor found me, I had to live my life in the dark, afraid of what might happen if I opened my eyes the slightest crack. Even when I got my special glasses, I tried to isolate myself, because I didn't want to accidentally hurt anyone. But, eventually, I opened up."
"How did you do that?"
With a smile, Scott turned to Rogue, "Well, I think meeting Jean… Ms. Grey, helped a lot. She would just sit with me, at first, and try to get me to talk to her. She helped get me interested in living again, in being a part of the world around me. She didn't stop until I opened up. It was shortly after that that we started going out. I wasn't much younger than you at the time."
Rogue looked up with a slight smile on her face, "Thanks, Mr. Summers."
"You can call me Scott."
With that, Rogue ran to catch up with the others.
"I love the graphics in this movie!" John could barely sit still, as the dragons on the screen were battling. Each explosion, each battle, would be cause enough to cheer.
"Flamehead," a very annoyed Jubilee yelled, "would you just sit down and watch the movie. If I had known you were gonna be this way, I would have gone to see another movie. At least then, I could hear what the hell was going on!"
An explosion on screen caused another cheer, which Bobby joined in on, since he knew now it was annoying Jubilee. The action on screen was heating up. Another explosion sounded! Only problem was, it didn't come from the screen. It came from outside!
"What the…stay here!" Scott jumped from his seat and turned to the exit. He was the first out the door. The students turned to follow, but were caught up in the mob of people rushing to the exit. When they finally got outside, they were able to survey the scene. A woman, who seemed to be flying, was battling some gigantic robot. The thing stood 20 feet tall! They could see Scott, Cyclops when in action, rush through the crowd to help. When the woman dodged a blow from the huge monstrosity, Cyclops let loose. Removing his glasses, he gave the thing an eyeful, which in his case meant a great beam of force shooting from his eyes. The thing staggered but remained intact.
The machine turned, and fired a missile from it's hand. It impacted on the ground in front of Cyclops, sending a shower of concrete into his face, throwing him back. When he landed, he just lay there, not moving.
With a yell, the students joined the fray. Sam shot into the air, and plowed into the thing. It staggered and fell, but shot up an instant later. Bobby coated the thing's legs in ice, while Jubilee, Remy and John fired at the thing from a distance. It was being slowed down, but was not stopping.
Rogue, with no way to help her friends, started pushing the crowd back. "Please, you have to run, get away from here!" With the appearance of eight new mutants on the scene, the crowd happily complied, scattering into buildings or further down the street in an attempt to get away.
The battle was raging at this point, with explosions and fire shooting off everywhere. The woman and Sam kept diving in to take shots, while the others pounded away with their powers. Rogue had finished clearing away the last of the onlookers when she ran into Kitty.
"I'm going to try and disrupt its circuitry. You stay here, where it's safe!" Kitty turned and charged into the battle. Kitty, aside from the ability to phase her molecular structure through that of solid matter, could also disrupt any electronic systems she passed through. The robot fired a missile at her, thinking her an easy target. She phased right through it, and it exploded on the ground behind her. She dove at the thing and phased right through it. Coming out on the other side, she turned to look at her handiwork. Sparks started shooting from the torso, where she had phased through. It started to spasm and jerk wildly as the disruption to its circuitry reached its head. Missiles started to fire from it, as the circuitry that controlled them went haywire. One missile struck the ground in front of Bobby and John, and they flew backward. Another struck the mystery woman directly, and she flew back, crashing into Rogue. They both fell, and lay still. Finally, the machine fell, and stopped moving.
"Oh God, what have I done?" Kitty was hysterical. She hadn't wanted that to happen. "Jubilee, check Scott! Sam, check Bobby and John! Remy, help me with Rogue and that other woman!" With one last look at the thing that had caused so much damage, they sprang into action.
Scott was already coming to, as were Bobby and John, but Rogue and the strange woman still hadn't moved. Kitty bent down to lift the woman off Rogue when she noticed something. The woman's veins were bulged out. It was an affect Kitty had seen only once before, when Rogue had had to drain the healing ability from Wolverine to save her life. "Oh no…" Kitty checked for the woman's pulse, but couldn't find one. She looked over at Rogue, and noticed the tear in her shirt, where the woman had made contact with Rogue's skin. "Oh God… no…"