Here Comes Tomorrow: Rising Dawn


Summary: It's been five years since a war was fought for the mutant messiah. Suddenly, the X-men find a strange psychic presence and go to investigate the source and find Dawn, who bears a striking resemblance to Scott Summers and is the daughter of the traitor Remy LeBeau.

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Chapter One: Of Fire and Ice


He dreamt of fire and rain and cold. He can hear the screams of terrified townspeople and can feel the cries of mothers as they mourn the loss of their loves, clutching the burned remains to their chest as if to give them their very heartbeats and breaths.

In this dream, he walked pass them, their tear stricken faces meaning nothing to him because he has more important concerns. But he won't ignore the creatures involved with their pain and sorrow. No, those creatures that call themselves men are in his sights and he aims to get every one of them with the fire in his hands and the hatred burning in his red on black eyes.

And he's not alone. He brought friends.

Sunfire.

Malice.

Scalphunter.

Blockbuster.

Prism.

Lady Mastermind.

Marauders, one and all and always. Cloned time and time again, they know nothing else but what they do know…it's not undeniable that they are experts. After all, this isn't the first time they fought and killed those who were less than themselves.

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A fire fly.

A speck of hot light.

The spark of life.

It flies here and there like a butterfly with no direct path only it does. It's looking for a part of itself, the missing piece, the part that makes it yearn for---

There.

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It hurts so much inside, all around her and that it frightens her so much that she can't keep the tears away. She doesn't know if she could anyways so she doesn't, crying on the one thing that she could always count on but they've taken her away.

She's alone.

She's never been alone before.

The noise around her is getting louder and something is becoming quietly…where are you going? Don't leave me. Who will play with me if you go away?

Help me. Help me please someone.

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Pretty light.

We should be together.

Let's be together.

We are part of something larger than ourselves.

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I'm so scared.

My heart hurts.

I can't shut out the voices.

What's happening to me?

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Here I am child.

Put out your hands and hold me close.

Let me in. Let us be together again.

I can protect you and you will never be alone again.

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Burn.

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He was two blocks away when the explosion lit up the sky like a nuclear fire only to watch in amazement as the fire billowing in the sky escaped back to the earth like someone was sucking it in. He sent the others to the hospital, to find what they were sent for before he went towards the explosion, his curiosity piqued too much to ignore. He followed the shadows, wary of the danger around him though he had no fear of it.

He neared the source of the explosion, his eyes narrowing as he watched the one sided massacre happen. It was startling to see this power coming from such a small thing, the heat and fire coming from a dark place…

His thoughts halted when he heard the tell tale sound of sobs. He looked closer, moving out from his hiding spot to see her shoulders shaking as she walked, the fire gone from her body like it never existed.

She was crying and he could never stand to see a young girl cry so heart wrenchingly so. He jumped down from his hiding spot and landed in front of her.

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The heat was gone and she shivered in the cold, her tears mixing with the rain. It was quiet now. Emptiness had surrounded her as ashes floating into the sky, still burning red hot when a man appeared in front of her. Her hand shot in front of her, her fingers wide, waiting for the heat to come again.

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He felt a burning around him, in him and for an instant he thought he was going to burn away but then….it was gone and the girl's hand fell to her side. A weariness that should never be seen on a child appeared on her delicate face. She hiccupped, a violent shudder that reminded him of her lack of warmth. He took off his jacket and put it on her shoulders.

She looked up at him her eyes wide as the heat disappeared, settling deep inside of her when the man kneeled down to her level. He held out his hand and offered her a promise.

She took his hand and his promise.

"My name is Dawn."

"My name is Remy."

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The next day when the dust had settled and the last hope of mutants was gone, taken into the future for her safety, Remy disappeared without a word to his comrades, former and current. He had done what was expected of him. All debts were settled and all ties cut.

He carried with him the new beginning and his new life.

"Where are we going Papa?"

"Home Cherie. We be goin' home."