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X-Men: Before Night is Through (Scott/multiple) (7/7)

Title: Before night is through
 
Disclaimer: In Chapter 1.
Summary: My own take on what happens post X2. 
Pairings: Scott with several others.
Warnings: Slash and Het. More Het than Slash
Rating: mild R
Author Notes: See Chapter 1

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Warren returned to the team alongwith Henry soon after. And with Storm as interim field leader, the rest of the X-Men seemed to be recovering well.
 
Magneto hadn’t surfaced ever since, and Emma seemed to have disappeared off the face of the planet as well.

She seems to have perfected the art of deceptive shielding all by herself.

And didn’t he know it. But it's not like he cared too much.
 
Scott refused to talk to the Professor about the four months that he was gone. He knew Xavier wouldn’t push but Logan’s complete lack of tact continued to amaze him to the point where he pretty much spilled it all to his former arch nemesis.
 
“Want me to skewer that skank for ya kid?”

Scott rolled his eyes.

Just don’t mention bathtubs to me ever again.
 
Scott fell back into his old habit of fending off sleep for as long as possible. So that at the end of the week when he did crash it would be like a dead man in his grave. The definition of ‘zombie’ was elevated to brand new heights during this time. And only the larger bulk and height of Logan succeeded in cajoling him into basic tasks like brushing his teeth or putting on clean clothes. He wasn’t interested in anything anymore… it was as if he was waiting an eternal wait… for the voices in his head to start talking again. But they never did.

Jean Grey had truly left a void in his soul this time.
 
Days turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months.

And it occurred to him Logan had left his side not once ever since. He was the one who carried Scott’s unconscious form to the Blackbird after the Phoenix destroyed herself. Nothing but ashes remained though not for long. A perfectly timed gust of wind had carried them far, far away.

I am immortal, I am indestructible.

Scott tried not to think about her anymore. He tried, really tried to get on with his life.

If she was here… she’d be very happy for you.

Even as it turned out to be the toughest thing he’d ever done. But somehow made easier, by the immensely irritating yet oddly comforting presence of Logan, always by his side.
 
Just leave me alone.

“I can't hear you.”

Yes you can.

“Chuck you gotta take away his telepathic privileges, the boy simply never uses his voice box anymore.”

He can't hear you.

“Yes he can. Now shut up and eat or I will sit on your chest and force-feed you. And don’t think I wouldn’t.”

I didn’t say anything.

“Oh for Gods sake…”

Okay! Okay…

Scott ate. Not because he was scared of the big louse, but because of late this new… gentle, caring side to the fearsome Wolverine had become way too amusing to ignore.
 
Charles worried how alarmingly fast his grieving son seemed to be losing weight… as well as his will to resume a normal life. He pleaded with him to sleep, promising him there would be no dreams or nightmares to worry about. But Scott had had enough mind control to last him three lifetimes.
 
Stay out of my head, Professor.

I’m only trying to help you my son.

Like you helped Jean? He didn’t say it nor project it… jeez he probably didn’t even mean it. But he was sure Charles heard it all the same.

And then came the nightmares Charles was not allowed to safeguard him from. 
 
Scott woke up screaming, only to find himself wrapped in the arms of his stalker once again.

“Shhh… it's okay… just a bad dream.”

“Logan?”

Large warm hands held him steady as he trembled, fixing his shirt gone awry down his torso. Fighting the sleep-inducing rhythm of the back rub, Scott squinted his eyes open through his night glasses and confirmed it was his room this time. The new one he’d requested soon after returning to the mansion.
 
God he really can't stop meddling can he?

Scott supposed Charles had posted Logan in his room since Charles was himself kicked out of his head. Logan didn’t bother to tell he’d been watching over Scott every single time he’d surrendered to Morpheus, which hadn’t been so often in any case.

“Don’t be a dick. Chuck’s wanted nothing but to protect you and all his students. Jean too… even when it was from herself.

Scott knew he was right, but didn’t intend to give in so easy. He shrugged Logan off and glared through his glasses.

Get out of my room.

If Logan was hurt he didn’t let it show. Instead he cautiously raised a hand and cupped the younger man’s face, thumb gently stroking a quivering lower lip.

Ask me. Out loud. And nicely.”

Scott wanted to pull away from the large furry hand…really he did… but he didn’t.

Get out. Please.

Eyebrows were raised menacingly. Scott glared back as long as he could, then looked away.

I can't.

“Why not…”

The answer took its time.

I’m afraid if I opened my mouth… I’ll never stop bawling.

“…”

“…”

Trust me. I know a very good way to shut you up.
 
Liar. It didn't happen immediately. But eventually the day came when Scott broke down at last, and the bastard didn't do anything to shut him up for a long, long time. Only when Logan probably couldn't take it anymore himself that he closed his mouth over Scott's... swallowing the last of his tears away.

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Days turned into weeks. Weeks turned to months. 

Man that sounds so clichéd. 

Ever since he was a kid, Scott had been a math freak… to him numbers were always logical, numbers you could always trust to make perfect and irrefutable sense. He wondered when or if he’d ever stop counting the days and nights since… since Jean died.

Again. But it didn’t matter anymore.
 
Two days later, Scott stepped out of his room for the first time in three months. 

Six days later he and Xavier spent hours talking, and not via brainwaves. 

Nine days later he started working out again. 

On the twenty sixth day, he opened up his old room… gathered all of Jean’s favourite country albums, and brought them over with him to Logan’s bedroom.
 
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(END)

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A/N: So let me know what you think? :)

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It's so beautiful done.That's exactly how the X3 should play out.Wait,there is no movie called X3 at all.Yes,there is no X3.*G*

Love you write this from Scott'POV.And though you didn't focus on Scott/Logan,we can still see their attraction for each other clearly.Good work!

Oh thank you so much, my first reviewer! :D
Denial is such a blessing isnt it? ;) Wanted to keep it vague on purpose.. partly cos I was lazy :P partly cos writing lemon is hard work and needs the right mindset I guess haha. And I've been in angst mode for like.. ever. Anyway.. glad you liked it! cheers again :)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I loved this story by the way. Poor Scott, but loved the angst! And I especially loved the Logan/Scott at the end. I've been looking for a great Scott/Logan fic and I think I've found it. :) This is going straight to my Memories.

Thanks for your kind words hon, you have absolutely made my day! :) There is never enough Logan/Scott around is it lol.

This story and Vera's wonderful "Laundry Day" are going to keep me sane through "The Last Stand" (I'm not even sure Im gonna watch it).
And I hope Ratner is taking notes from your story - if you add sentinels to the mix let it be for a reason! -Arg-
As an Emma hater I love the treatment she got in this one and I could only wish for some more Scoot/ Logan moments.
So thank you, with "x-3" opening tomorrow you really made my day! :)

(BTW- did you know that the first idea for x-2 was to let Jean control Scott optic blast and kill herself? They let it go at the time and maybe if things would've turn out differently we'd see that in x-3...)

>>did you know that the first idea for x-2 was to let Jean control Scott optic blast and kill herself

Really? No I didnt! OMG is so right :) umm sorry did you mean sentinels are also in x3??? DAMN... the plot I picked up is loosely based on comic canon where sentinels had to be telepathically activated right? Its been so long since I read the books I'm all jumbled up in my head lol. Anyway..

X3 holds no charm for me either. Glad to know its a commonly shared sentiment among loyal Scott fans. More Logan/Scott moments may happen in a companion piece.. still contemplating one :) Thank you for reading and reviewing hon. cheers.

Nice story!!!I really love your writing, you're one of my favorite writers!!!I'm so glad that there people who like Scott, cause I'm so disappointed about the storyline of X3......So, I'm counting on you for more great Scott-Logan fiction!!!Keep going!!!
PS. English is not my native language, so if my grammar is wrong, please forgive me.

Hey, thanks so very very much!! :) Just watched X3 and.. uhh.. well, Thanks again for your kind words hon, I needed this after my disappointing last two hours:( More Scott/Logan comin be sure of it :D I know I need it now more than ever.

Oh man, x-3 was such a crappy movie (even without the stupid plot Scott was given) hurry with those fics, we all need them :(

Well, I don't like this movie, but I think it left pretty open to what happened to Scott(there is no body), if there will be X4 they could easily just bring him back. After all, superheros can't stay dead forever can they? But if there is no X4 in the future(which I doubt), the fanfic writers could do the same!!!

>> But if there is no X4 in the future(which I doubt), the fanfic writers could do the same!!!

Ah-uh.. I hear ya loud and clear babe ;) I wanna fix it really do. But am still mopin about disgusted with Marvel and Fox AND life in general. I dont think there will be an X4 either, even if X3 does well which I doubt very much. Ack who knows.

"mopin about disgusted with Marvel and Fox AND life in general"
You have just described my life in the last two weeks. :(

>> Oh man, x-3 was such a crappy movie (even without the stupid plot Scott was given) hurry with those fics, we all need them :(

I tried to warn ya! LOL But I'm guessing you would've watched the film anyway yes? Fics coming soon.. I'm trying I'm trying:)

Well done hon:) I´m relly glad my manip inspired you to write this^^ Thanks!!!!

Thanks to you too :) Not very slashy I know..

Nice work! The movie 'voices' for the characters were perfect.

Thanks much :) Relieved you liked it.

Well, this makes up for X3!

That was awesome. I have never read such an intense story. It fits right in with X3. Do you mind if I recommend this to the yahoo lists I'm part of?
This story must be read by all!

Re: Well, this makes up for X3!

Thanks! I figured I was going to need this post X3 and I was right lol. And yeah please rec away, that's so sweet of you :) Do let me know what group this is?

Re: Well, this makes up for X3!

X-Fiction, XMM, Redshades2, and Cyclopsfanfics. They loved your story, here are the two comments I got back from it:

Thanks for the rec, Yahilly! I won't see X-3 because it's such a slap in the face to Cyke. I'm consoling myself with all the Cyke-centered fic I can find, so please keep sending the recs!

Tarrenn


Thank you for this. I saw the movie on memorial day and i loved it but i was shocked and appalled at what they did to scott and to the professor. It really pi**ed me off big time. I never liked jean's character much and that really did it.

Sena


You Rule!

I hope you write more pathos and angsty Scott soon! I know I will!

Re: Well, this makes up for X3!

Thank you very very much :)

I love this story so much! Great job all the way through. ^__^

Thank you! Thank you so much :)

loved it. you've got a brilliant ability to write everyone in character. the Logan/Scott stuff was good to - not to over the top. thank you for sharing. keep up the good work

Thank you so much hon. Your kind words just cured my massive hangover headache! No Seriously :)) cheers.

OHMIGOD. That was *awesome*.

So incredibly tender and heartwrenching... and terribly angsty and vulnerable Scott! *sobs* That was truly beautiful. *adores madly*

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. angsty!Scott is the only Scott I know how to write haha. God I'm terrible to him :p Thank you so much for the lovely feedback hon :) cheers.

Just wanted to say that Colossus' name is Piotr and not Pietro.
Suppose to be the Russion version of Peter maybe.
Pietro is Quicksilver as far as I know.
Who is Magneto's son.

oh! I keep confusing the names.. Thank you for pointing it out, making amendments now. cheers :)

Glad I could help.

Very, very well done. Lovely build and in character.

Thank you hon, thank you so much! :)

:) Thanks for reading hon.

when are you going to write more

:) dunno hon. my right hand's injured right now. may post something next month. cheers hon.

Thank you so much sweetie :) I'm glad you enjoyed them

Excellent. Thank you for writing this.

Wow.. I almost forgot abt this one! Thanks hon, think I'll go refresh my memory and read it myself hehe.

Oh I loved it. The whole Phoenix thing's always bugged me and as much as I like the X-Men movies, I really didn't like the third one all that much. So I really liked your slightly AU take on the whole storyline.
Another great story, which I've sadly finished all too soon. ;-P

Thank you!! I do believe this is my favorite xmen story i ever wrote if i can say so myself hehe ;) Mostly also because i wrote this based on just the x3 promos and couldnt believe how freaking close i came to the movie's plot. Of course i prefer my plot over that stupid movie's plot haha...

end of rambling! Thanks again hon :)

I think I love you. *heart*

Thank you! :) I'm really glad you enjoyed this story hon.

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