Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: teen!Iceman/Romeo, teen!Angel/X-23, teen!Jean, teen!Beast
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly 41: Fruit
Word Count: 200
Date Written: 16 June 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
"What do we have here?"
"Mutant haters!" Laura's hands ball into fists.
Warren covers one of her hands with his. "We'll handle this," he promises, his voice low and his eyes casting a longing glance at the theater just behind the strangers. They were so close! He should've just hid his wings like everybody was always telling him to do.
But the boys aren't looking at his wings; they're glowering at the couple between himself and Jean.
"A fag, a fruit -- " Warren reacts without thinking. His fist slams into the leader's mouth, silencing him and abruptly stopping his giggling friends.
Bobby's eyes had been downcast, but now they look, round and wide, at Warren. "Don't talk about my friends that way," Warren demands, his wings fluttering. Taking both Bobby's and Laura's hands, he starts to walk around the group.
They're staring at him, but not yet reacting. Jean grabs Romeo's hand and starts around the other side. Hank steps up, blocking the other teenagers from following.
It isn't until they're finally safe in the theater that Bobby finally whispers, "Wow!"
"Nobody messes with my friends."
"Thank you," Bobby and Romeo intone together.
Laura, though still full of questions, kisses Warren's cheek.