I deem this the final chapter and so that means this is completed. I thank all those who stayed with me for the past 4-5 years…holy moley…has it really been that long? Teach me a lesson here on how to write a story and update it more often… But anyways I am glad to all my readers for sticking with me. I hope you enjoy this last chapter. And before you ask, there will be a sequel to this story once I finish all my other non-completed stories.
He just finished crying. Finally. It only took Jesse a few days to use up all the tears he had in his heart. He looked at his calendar beside his bed. He squinted in the dark. It took his brain a few seconds to realize that it was too dark to read. Jesse got up from his bed to flick the switch and the lights came on so bright he closed his eyes tightly.
He opened one eye to see his room in a mess as if a tornado had made its way through the room when in actuality it was Jesse who made the mess in anger. His other eye opened and he sighed. He picked up his clothes and his possessions and put them up on the bed. He was going to deal with it later as he needed to take a shower.
It took him awhile to get out of the steamy bathroom as he didn't want to leave to confront the fact that Liz may not survive. He hadn't heard anything from Adam. Or rather, Adam had not been talking to anyone and not even leaving the infirmary.
Jesse took it as a sign of grief.
Once Jesse got dressed, he decided to leave his room and visit Liz. The first visit since it happened. The door shut behind him as he walked along the corridor. He smiled as he remembered how Liz caught him sneaking out. The smile disappeared when he spied his comrades down on the floor below him. His footsteps echoed in his ears as he stepped down the stairs.
Nobody moved as Jesse came up behind Brennan, Emma, and Shalimar.
Jesse sighed as he opened his mouth to speak. "Have you guys gone to see Li-," he broke off, unable to say her name.
Brennan shook his head as Shalimar gave a muted 'no'. Emma simply sat there.
"Will you come with me then? I can't do it by myself," Jesse asked.
All stood up together to stand next to Jesse. Emma took Brennan's hand while Shalimar took the other. Jesse led the way to the infirmary. It was as if time stood still just for them four. They stopped at the door.
Jesse raised a hand to push a button and the doors slid open. They all walked in.
"What the hell!" Jesse cried, spying the empty bed in an empty room.
Brennan shook his head in disbelief. "Where did she go?"
"I'm right here," a voice called out from behind them.
They all turned to see Adam and Liz standing next to each other. Adam had an arm around Liz as she smiled.
Before anyone could do anything, Jesse sped past the group and grabbed Liz into a hug.
"OOF! Hi Jesse," Liz exclaimed. When Jesse wouldn't let her go, Liz spoke again. "I can't breathe Jesse."
"Oh, sorry," Jesse said with a laugh.
Brennan and the others gathered around.
"I don't understand. I thought…," Jesse trailed off.
"I know. I guess somebody thought it wasn't my time," Liz said.
"And they're right," Adam said.
"Liz," Shalimar started to say, "I wanted to thank you for what you did. Nobody would do that for us."
"Why shouldn't I? We're a family aren't we?"
Shalimar grinned in response.
"Besides, we freaks have to stick together right?" Liz said as she brought up her left hand showing off the ring Adam had bestowed upon her just a few days before.
"Exactly right," Emma said. She brought out her own hand with the special ring out. Brennan put his hand on top of hers, then Shalimar, Adam, and Jesse.
"We're Mutant X," Liz said with a smile and put her hand onto the others.