Birth of the Phoenix
By Senshi of Valis
Ranma ½ owned by Rumiko Takahashi
X-Men Evolution owned by Marvel and WB
I do not own any of the characters from the Ranma ½ or X-men universe and make no profit from this fanfiction.
Ranma yawned as Miki climbed out of the bed, a wonderful smell filling their senses. Groggily Ranma sat up and looked around to get her bearings, remembering that she had agreed last night to come here and learn to control her powers more and to think about letting that Xavier guy adopt her. It was tempting to agree to the adoption as it would gauruntee her a home but she wasn't sure if she could trust him yet. Of course she could see his thoughts but there was so much there that she couldn't see past and her heart wouldn't let her wrecklessly agree to it.
"Come on mommy, I'm hungry." Miki said tugging at Ranma's hand.
"Okay, okay." Ranma giggled, "I'm coming but first we have to clean up. Charles said that the bathroom was down the hall and he would leave a bag outside with some clothes for us."
"Okay…" Miki said more subdued.
"Let's go then, honey." Ranma said, feeling a little strange have a child to take care of but at the same time making her feel so good inside. The cost of it though was a price she could have done without and she could see the depression filling Miki's mind but the young girl was trying her best to stay strong and Ranma intended to stay strong for the girl's sake even though she just wanted to cry over the loss of the woman she had come to think of as a mother.
As the two opened the door and stepped out into the hallway Ranma spotted a couple bags sitting by the door and looked in them. Sure enough there were a change of clothes for both Miki and herself so she grabbed them and headed off to where they bathed the night before when they were given some pink pajamas to sleep in. She hated pink but didn't want to insult her hosts so she was now wearing the dreadful thing.
A quick bath later since Miki, and Ranma reluctantly admitted that she too wanted to hurry and get done and get down to breakfast. The only thing that was making her hesitate was the choice of clothes. The simple dark blue shirt was okay, the undergarments she had long ago accepted as necessary but the skirt…the skirt was worse than even the pajamas. It felt like the last little bit of her true self, next thing they would start expecting her to wear make up.
Sighing as Miki was looked questioningly at Ranma she dressed the rest of the way then helped Miki with her shoes then donned her sandals and led Miki out of the bathroom and right into a red haired girl with a white streak in her hair. The two older girls fell to the ground in a heap, Ranma's forhead hitting the girl's chin. At first she could feel a draining sensation from the contact but that died quickly. Slowly she sat up and pulled the shaken goth looking girl up thinking that she was kind of cute.
"Are you okay?" Ranma asked, "I'm really sorry about that."
"H-How?" the girl asked in shock, "When I touch someone…I usually drain there powers and leave them unconscious. I…I can't control it so how come you're still okay…And…I don't have your powers…"
"I don't know." Ranma replied confused.
"Come on mommy, I want breakfast." Miki said dragging Ranma awy from the goth looking girl.
Roughe shook her head, trying to sort out the thoughts and memories as they slowly started making their presence known. It wasn't the girl's powers, she knew that she didn't absorb that but there was something that she did absorb beside the memories but she wasn't sure what it was.
She looked at the retreating form of the redhead in awe as the girl's life replayed itself in Rouge's head. It was so hard believing that the girl was really once a boy but she had seen so much strange stuff since finding out that she was a mutant that she couldn't really disbelieve it.
The pain that the boy turned girl went through growing up was quickly starting to anger Rouge as she thought aboust all of the stupid things that bastard who claimed to be who she now realizes was Ranma's father made Rouge decide on one thing for sure, she would make the sadistic bastard pay one day.
She remebered how Ranma was cursed at Jusenkyo while her father actually managed to avoid gaining a curse. Rouge had to wonder if Ranma was a mutant before Jusenkyo or if it was the curse that gave the red head her powers.
She felt sorry for Ranma though as she remebered all the changes that she started noticing after the curse, especially as Ranma fought tooth and nail to retain what little of her manhood she had left as it slowly faded away day by day.
The worse part was when Ranma seen what Genma was planning to try and force Ranma into doing, it was disgusting on so many levels. Apparently Genma had a friend that Genma had a deal with to join the schools through marrying their children but that, though stupid, wasn't really all too bad. What was bad was what Genma was planning on doing after Ranma was cursed, he knew Soun only had daughters and that Soun's wife died so Genma was going to force Ranma into marrying Soun in order to unite the schools.
Rouge was glad when Ranma left then but she hated seeing the struggles the girl had to endure while living on the streets but smiled as Lyn and Ranma grew close, the older woman becoming like a mother to Ranma. Miki came to love Ranma very much to thinking of Ranma as family.
Then it happened, Lyn was murdered and Ranma became Miki's new mother all on the same day as meeting Illyana and being recruited by the proffessor.On top of that it was the red haired girl's birthday. Rouge could feel the depression from Ranma's memories and it threatened to make her start crying.
"She thought I was cute..." Rouge mumbled to herself in surprise as Kurt joined her in the hall.
"Hey Rouge, did you know we have new students?" Kurt asked, smiling.
"Y-Yeah...I just met one of them." Rouge replied trying to figure out how she felt about that little bit of information of the new boy turned girl thinking that Rouge was cute.
"Where is my son you ignorant, worthless bastard!" Nodoka growled at the waste of space in front of her as the Tendo daughters started backing away from irate woman as Soun, for once, did the smart thing as moved along with them instead of backing up Genma.
"N-Nodoka." Genma whimpered. "The boy...h-he...well, he..."
Nodoka sneered at the yellow stain that was growing in the pants of the fool in front of her as she drew her katana, calling on her powers to make flames appear around the blade, bathing the room in an eerie glow.
"Now, Genma...where...Is...MY SON?" Nodoka demanded as Genma started bowing and scraping before begging to live as he told her everything truthfully from Jusenkyo to where Ranma ran away. It was taking every ounce of strength not to kill the fool...after all she didn't want to get blood on her new kimono...diid she?
"Your a mutie!" Akane snarled, stalking forward before Kasumi grabbed the girl's arm.
"Akane!" Kasumi snapped in surprise.
"I-If you're a m-mutant..." Soun stuttered in shock, "Then there is n-no way the schools can be joined. Saotome, you never told me Ranma was the son of a freak!"
"FATHER!" Nabiki cried out half angry half hurt at her father's words.
"No mutant shall stay under my roof." Soun stated crossing his arms.
"That's right." Akane huffed imiatating Soun.
"Y-You really feel that strongly?" Kasumi asked, crying.
"You don't have to cry, Kasumi, I'd never let a freak get near you." Soun said walking to his daughter who slapped him.
"If I'm just a freak then I'll leave." Kasumi cried, "As soon as I get my stuff I'm gone."
"Not without me your not." Nabiki snarled as she glared at Soun and Akane before following Kasumi upstairs to pack. "And Akane, before you go judgeing mutants you better think about how you summon that damned mallet."
"Genma, if I ever see you again I will call you on your side of the contract." Nodoka said before storming out of the house to the waiting limo.
"Are you finished, Lady Himura?" Winston asked.
"Not yet, I think we will be having two more accompany us." Nodoka said as she waited for a few minutes. Sure enough a devastaed Kasumi and Nabiki came out carrying a few bags a piece.
"You can put those in the trunk girls." Nodoka said with a warm smile.
"Huh?" Nabiki asked, confused.
"I will not let you two go without a place to stay, your coming with me." Nodoka said, "Besides, I can help you learn to control your powers."
"But Auntie..." Kasumi started.
"No buts, honey." Nodoka said, "I will not let my sister's children stay on the streets."
"Thank you, Auntie." both girls said as Winston took the bags and stuffed them in the car's trunk.
AN: Sorry it's been awhile, I'm hoping that I'll be able to update at least two chapters a week starting next week since I will have a little bit more time free during the week though a lot of it will be going to studying and my daughter I want to at least write two chapters a week as I said.
Mystery Person: I hope this update is pretty good, next one will be longer and much better, promise.
Bobboky: There probably won't be a cure for the curse in this story though that may change. At the moment Ranma is confused as she's fighting to retain what she believes is the last little bit of her manhood. This will probably end up being a love triangle between Ranma and Rouge and Ranma and Logan though that also is not for sure. What I am sure about is that Ranma, Rouge and Illyana will become best friends and Kasumi and Nabiki may also become there friends also since they are Ranma's cousins.
Isumo 1489: Hi, yep I remember you and I would love to have some help. I need a list of your OC's deck, and also the deck list of the Yugi gang including Bakura since I will be having some dueling in the next few chapters as the tournaments comence in full. Also, if you want to write the duel between Kaiba and your OC I'd appreciate that help. I'll check out your story by the end of the weekend if I don't have enough time after I post this but I will try to read it then. I'd love to preread your stuff but I seriously doubt I'd have the time you deserve to be able to spend on it, I'm sorry. I'm glad you think it's interesting, thanks.
Masaki Yang Yi1: Thanks, I admit this chapter wasn't as long as as good as the first but I promise the others will be.
James Axelrad: Thanks, the rest of the chapters will get better.
Ebona Nite: Thanks, and at the moment Ranma is permanately a girl though that could change in the future. As for Illyana, its really Peter's little sister but when Belasco kidnapped her she spent a long time in Limbo where the time ran much differently and until she learns to use her disks more effectively she won't be able to use them for more than summoning without running the risk of traveling through time as well. Thanks.
Jerry Unipeg: Thanks, I hope you liked this chapter though the next one will be much better.
Ranma-Tomoe: Thanks, but Jean won't be bonding with the Phoenix though something may happen with the Phoenix which could end up not only giving someone more power but could also help them with a more normal life.
Kakashi6778: Thanks, I hope to make this one a really good one.
S: It's very possible that it will become a Ranma/Wolverine though it could also become a Ranma/Rouge one as well. As for the Nerima group, Nodoka, Nabiki and Kasumi will be in it as well as possibly Ryoga.
Ahye: I'm hoping to make it a really good story and it should start getting better next chapter.
RubberNeck: Thanks and I plan to.
Evil-Tofu: This chapter wasn't as good as it should have been which I'm very sorry for, but I promise to make it up starting next chapter.
Dragon Man 180: It would have been interesting, and thanks I've reworked where its going some and think it will become much better than where I had it heading. The slayers cast will still show up but instead of having every group of characters in the story at once I'm dividing it in arcs but all of them will be in the story and not new ones. I'm just doing it more this way so it will be easier to handle the characters instead of trying to make sure every single one of them got the attention they deserved all at once. I hope that kind of makes sense, thanks.
Elijah Snow: Thanks, I plan on continuing it and I did have rouble with this chapter I promise to make the rest of them much better. I wanted to make Ranma more down to earth and humble before getting the Phoenix powers so she would be more mature. And Miki, she may be going through some of her own changes soon herself.
Goku: Sorry, I may not have explained it too well but the springs are permanent in this world though that doesn't mean that there aren't cures out there for the curses but at the moment Ranma's curse is permanent unless I decide to change that later.
Ranma Hibiki: Ranma is stuck permanately for the moment since the springs are permanent in this world though there is a possibility of a cure showing up some time. Ranma hasn't completely accepted the curse yet though which will probably cause her some problems in the future.
Ranchan17: Thanks, the reason for Xavier wanting to adopt Ranma though is because he wants an heir who can continue his work. When he found Jean he started preparing her to take over but he learned over time that she is not really right for it. Xavier looked into Ranma's mind though and her heart and saw everything and also saw that despite the trouble she was having adjusting that Ranma was also strong and had a kind, gentle heart who would do almost anything to help out the innocent. So Ranma not only has the powers to use cerebro but also the heart to help others and even put them before herself which is something that Xavier is very doubtful that Jean would do. Adopting Ranma would only make it official and if anything happened to Xavier Ranma would inherit everything without any trouble and it would make Ranma feel more like it was really her home. As for the Ranma/Logan pairing, most likely it will happen but I'm not sure to what extent since there will be a love triangle also concerning Rouge.
Jonakhensu: Logan was just being protectful of Ranma and would, in my opinion, serious hurt anyone who hurt a child. As for the smelling part, he'll know but he probably won't say anything to anyone except Ranma.
Firehedgehog: I will, thanks.
Slade13: Thanks, I'm sorry if this chapter wasn't very good but I promise future ones will be better and I plan on finishing this fic.
Thanks everyone for reading and all your kind words.
Until Next Time,