Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: X-Men/Generation X
Warning(s): Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 200 broken into 2 100-word drabbles
Date Written: 7 March 2017
Summary: She comes here once a year.
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
Once a year, she comes alone to this establishment filled with loud Irishmen and bawdy music. Once a year, she sits alone over a stout of green Guinness and lets herself remember. She remembers him, remembers the emotions he made her feel, unlike any she's felt before or since. She remembers the vibrations that seared through her every time they touched, the way she always wanted to hear more of his laughter, the way he made her laugh . . . But she also remembers the way he made her cry, how he hurt her when he walked away, and always leaves alone.
He's always with her, just beyond sight. There isn't a day that he doesn't regret how he acted, how he hurt her, the opportunity for love he allowed them both to let slip by. But, once a year, he comes with her to this place where he took her once when their team was visiting his homeland. He remembers how she sang, how she shined, and thinks yet again of enlisting his Faerie friends' help. They could help her see him so easily, but when she cries, he lowers his head and cries too, knowing he'll never deserve her now.