Moving On

Summary: One of the undoubtedly numerous 'what-happens-after-X3' fics. X3 spoilers and slash, in Bobby's POV
Fandom: X-men
Pairings: Bobby/Rogue, hints of Booby/John, John/OC
Warnings: Bad language, slash
Disclaimer: Sadly, I don't own Bobby, John, or Rogue. I do, however, own Cypher and the Medusa
Author's Note: So what did y'all think of X3? I've just got home from seeing it, and the Plot Bunnies are biting. A few things bothered me, though. For example, I didn't like that I beat John – not believable, I'm afraid. :hides from the wrath of Bobby fangirls: And I don't believe for a second that Magneto would just abandon Mystique. On the upside, I see new slashing opportunities arising. A mixed blessing, all in all, but I enjoyed it.

Prologue

Three days had passed since Alcatraz, and I was curled up on a sofa in the X-mansion with my arm around my girlfriend. Rogue was still delighted at being able to touch, and we hadn't wasted the opportunity to make up for lost time. I was absently flicking through the channels on the television. Still unused to the touch of her bare skin, I jumped as Rogue grabbed my wrist.

"Stop!"

She took the remote from me and backtracked a few channels to a news report. I jumped again as I saw an all-too-familiar face on the television – the uncomfortable feeling in my stomach only exacerbated by the newsreader reading out the name:

"…believed to be the only member of Magneto's inner circle still at large, St John Allerdyce - also known as Pyro - is extremely dangerous, and should not be approached under any circumstances…"

The picture was an old one, from before he had dyed his hair. He had one eyebrow raised and his trademark smirk firmly in place. I suppressed a sigh at the sight of the scruffy teenager who had once been my best friend…and occasionally more. Although what I had done to John had been necessary, I still regretted it.

"He shoulda stayed with us," Rogue said, shaking her head. I didn't say anything, but I couldn't help but wonder what would happen to John…