Author: Kat Lee
Character/Pairing: Shadowcat/Prestige, Colossus/Shadowcat
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 Drabble Cycle 13: Proposal
Word Count: 312 (Drabble version is here.)
Date Written: 5 September 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
“So he proposed to you?!” Rachel asks, her anger clear in her voice.
“It’s not like I said yes,” Kitty retorts from the shower.
“It’s not like you said no either!”
“Hey, you’re going with Fuzzy, and I haven’t said one word about that!”
“That’s different, Kitty! That’s not marriage!”
“Piotr and I aren’t even dating, and yet the big lug asks me to marry him!”
“Yeah, and you act all happy about it!”
“Maybe I am happy, Rachel, for once, but that doesn’t mean he’s the reason!” She steps from the tub, drying her hair, and looks at her dearest friend. “Things are actually starting to go right for a change, and if I’m happy with the romance in my life, don’t you know that’s because of you and not him?”
“Maybe,” Rachel grouses, cutting angry eyes at their closed door, “but they don’t!”
“Don’t tell me you want to come out of the closet now!”
Rachel drops to her bed, her head in her hands. “I don’t know what I want,” she grumbles.
“How about telling me when you realize what it is?”
“You’re the one who talks about all this ‘going forward’ stuff -- “
“Yes, I do with the team, with mutant rights, with the Professor’s dream, our dream.” Dropping to her bare knees before her, Kitty gently pries Rachel’s face from her hands. Looking up into her eyes, she tells her, “And if you’re ready to go forward with our relationship, I’m happy to do that, but you’ll have to make things with Kurt first. Whatever you want, I’m ready to give it to you -- “
Rachel groans, but Kitty silences that groan with a kiss into which she readily melts. The problem, she realizes, is she doesn’t know what she wants except this wonderful woman in her life. She still can scarcely believe she’s lucky enough to have that!