Author: Kat Lee
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 Drabble Cycle 13: DarkFic
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 1 September 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
“I never wanted it to come to this, Kitty! Please believe me! You’re my best friend!”
Tears stream down both of Kitty’s cheeks. “I know. That’s why I couldn’t give up on you, why I couldn’t stop fighting you -- “
“You never will, will you?” Illyana asks, tenderly holding Kitty’s face in her hands. She’d wipe away her tears again, but more just keep falling.
“No!” Kitty shakes her head stubbornly. “Never! This isn’t you!”
“Yes, it is me, and when I’m done with you, it’ll be you too! Wait until you feel the power -- “
“I don’t want the power! It’s evil! It’s destroying everything good you are!”
Illyana smiles, sending chills down the spine of all who see it. “Maybe I was never meant to be good.”
“Yes, you are! This isn’t you!”
“You say that with such conviction, but don’t you know I know myself better than anybody else? You don’t know me, not the real me, but you will. We’ll rule the world together.”
“I don’t want to rule -- “ Kitty’s words break off into a scream as Illyana digs her Soul Sword into Kitty’s middle. She slices through her stomach and then up into her heart.
“You’ll be as wicked as me when I’m done with you. We were always meant to be two of a kind after all.”
Illyana wakes, shaking, and leaves Kitty’s bed. Her best friend deserves somebody better than her. She deserves somebody pure, like Illyana’s brother, but never the monster that she is.