It was over…it was finished…finally…

Hilary collapsed in a seat as Storm tried to make the jet take off. Charles Xavier sat in the seat next to her, Cyclops and Kurt talking to him. Her mind was in a daze, her vision a haze. Fear still pulsed through her veins from the fight of Lady Death strike and Logan she had witnessed. For a moment…she believed he would die…and leave her all alone.

A gut feeling told her they weren't even close to being safe. Looking around, she counted who was there. Where was John? Probably left with Magneto. Suddenly she realized her mother's diary was gone! Magneto must have taken it! Oh well, she'd worry about…

Jean Gray…

Where was that red head?

As if hearing her question, Xavier whispered, "She's outside the jet."

It happened in a blur; Jean raising the jet up in the air while holding back the water like an invisible floodgate. Logan and Cyclops tried desperately to stop her, begging her to come back. But she didn't.

For the first time since Hilary had met her, she was grateful towards Gray. They all stared out the window with horror stricken faces. Jean looked up…and smiled before the water swallowed her…


Through the next week, Hilary watched Logan carefully. He had tried to smirk and talk like normal…but he was hurting real bad inside. Xavier finally called her in his office. "Ah, Hilary, hello. I'll get to the point…" He started.

Hilary raised her hand, silent for a moment with a dull glaze over her eyes, "…It does not take a telepath to realize what must be done. Logan is suffering over that red haired woman…Heh, to believe I was jealous of her. He is suffering even more because of me…he feels guilty that he wants me but thinks its betrayal to his love Jean. At the same time, he also feels guilty for not asking me out because he knows he likes me as well." Charles was surprised she figured all that out on her own.

"…So I've decided…Professor, I'm leaving." Hilary said, standing. "I'll pack my things and I think I'll visit Rome or France. I also need to get Magneto to give…" She stopped, as if remembering something.

Looking down, her pale yellow hair covered her face that held a bitter smile. "…My mother misses you too Charles…She talked about you so greatly in her journal, you were like her hero and student at the same time. Good-bye Professor…" With that, she walked out of the room, leaving him shocked.

She grabbed her half packed bag, throwing her stuff in it numbly. Rogue wasn't there which was good…she couldn't tell her only friend that she was leaving. Slinging the bag over her shoulder, she look one last look around her…home.

Stepping outside, she noticed her mothers' diary sitting there. Had Magneto just returned it? Did he read through it? What was on his mind now? Did he want to recruit her? Talk to Hilary?

As she walked to the end of the driveway, opened the gate, and turned…she saw Logan at the window. She couldn't tell what his expression was…but she knew this was best. Smiling gently, she turned and walked away from her home, her long hair flowing behind her.

Perhaps one day she would return and Logan would be better. Perhaps she would go find Magneto and discuss things of her mother. Perhaps, just maybe, Logan would find her…

One day she'd come back no matter what. She'd write to the Professor secretly…

Reminding herself that this was for the best, knowing she would never fully win over Logan's heart, Hilary smiled brightly and stuck out her thumb, waiting for a hitchhiker to pick her up.


Well I hope y'all liked this. I just thought of the ending out of writers block. If I get a few reviews I might write a sequel, involving X3. I will sooner or later, just don't know when. Review!