It was neary four in the afternoon when Remy and I finally pulled into the garage.

Being with eachother caused us to loose track of time.

But when we did get back, I teleported myself, alone, to the verdana just to think and I hadn't been there long before dad came out and sat beside me.

He doesn't say anything.

Neither one of us do.

I think this is actuslly the first time he doesn't know what to say.

I don't think he thought I'd react the way I did.

Silance fills between us for a few more moments untl I finally speak.

"Why didn't you and mom tell me?"

He doesn't reply right away.

He's thinking of an explination.

"Why didn't you?" I ask again and I'll keep asing until he answers it.

"Your mother didn't want..."

"I don't give a damn about what mom did or didn't want!" I finally yell, "What I want to know is why you didn't tell me who my father was?"

Silance again.

I look at him nd was surprised to find no anger in his face, If I had yelled at him like that any other time, I'd be grounded for life.

"I wanted to tell you, Dani." He begins but before I can say anything he continues, "but I suppose I didn't tell you because I am a selfish man."

"Selfish?" I ask, "What does tha have to do with anything?"

"It has to do with everythin'. See I've been in 'competition' with Cyke fer as long as I've known 'im. I was always tryin' to one up 'im, get with his girl and all that. so when your mom and Cyke split, I married 'er and you were all ready on the way. I figured that this was my way of gettin' at Cyke. Bein' the father to you that he wasn't gonna be. But ya grew up and I realized somethin'."


"i realized that as mich as I didn't want to share you with Cyke, it wasn't fair to 'im or you."

"Why do you care so much?" I finally aked.

"Cause Dani, I've never had a real family. Well, I did at one point of course but I can't remembe 'em. Cuse of what Weapon X did ta me, I can't remember my life before then."

"Yeah I know all that." I say because I did. Mom, and Xavier debriefed me when dad's mind had been wipped and he went on a rampage when I was twleve. We got him back and restored his memory like it was before it got wipped the second time.

"Well my point, Dani, is tha I'd love to know who my parents are, or were. If I have/had siblings. That's why I care. I want you to have what I can't remember. You see what I'm sayin'?"

"Yes, I do dad."

He looks at me for amoment, puzzled. I smile and say, "I ain't ever gonna call ya Logan. You know that right?"

"Why not?"

"Cause I've called you dad my entier life. So what if yer not my real father. Yer still my dad and there's no way in hell I'm ever calling you Logan."

"what about Cyke?"

"He's my father. I figure I can call him Scott but I'm liking Cyke more."

He smiles and gives a chuckle.

"Maybe one day I can call him dad. then I'd have two."

"How'd you get to be so smart?"

"You raised me that way," I say with a smile, "Plus Remy talked to me."

Silence fills between us for a few moments.

"What will happen to Cyke and Annabell?"

"What do you mean?"

"I mean she'smy half sister and he's my father. After what happened with Emma and the Hellions, they have no place to go."

"Yeah about that." He says, "What exactly did you do to them?"

I sigh as I tell him the same thing I told Remy.

I didn't kill them.

I was never going to kill anyone.

I'm an X-man

X-men don't kill.

"So they should be back in this dimention now?"

"yep." I say.

"Well while you were gone, yer mom told Cyke that he and Annabell can stay here."

"She's not mad at him anymore?"

"Well she's still hurt. She's always gonna be but she knows how much you need him in yer life. Dani, I promise you, yer mom, Cyke and I, were all gonna be right by you."


"Yeah, promise." Dad says.

"Good, now can you help me put this on?" I ask handing him the locket.

He simply nodds his head and places the necklace around my neck.

I've kept it in my pocket since I got it.

Now its where it belongs.

"Ya good?"

"Yea, everything is perfect."

"You and Gumbo finally get together?"

"How'd you know?"

"Ryan got it out of Gumbo and told me before I came out here."

"I suppose everyone knows now."

"Yeah, pretty much." he says and then adds, "Come on. Its our night to cook. I'll race ya to the kitchen."

I laugh as I teleport myself to the back porch and wait for my dad to catch up.

"Hey that ain't fair!"

"Whoever said I played fair?" I ask with a smile.

This is my life.

And these are my memories

AN: Thanks for reading and please review. Also I do plan on doing a third story. If you have any ideas please feel free to share them. Again, please review