Kat Lee (katleept) wrote,
Kat Lee

Survivor's Guilt

Title: Survivor's Guilt
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: X-Men/Generation X
Character/Pairing: Jubilee, Chamber
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: drabble_weekly: 67: How Did We Get Here
Warning(s): Spoilers, Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 305
Date Written: 16 December 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.

Do you ever wonder how we got here?

“What do you mean -- “

You know what I mean, Lee. How we got here, not here at the school but here, still alive after everything we’ve been through, after everything we’ve all been through. Why us?

“I don’t have to wonder. I already know.”

“Wolvy told me a long time ago. I didn’t want to hear it then. I still don’t. But we’re survivors, Jono. We have survivor spirits. That’s why we’re still here.” After Ev, after Angie. Hell, after Wolverine himself! She looks away so he won’t see the tears piercing her blood red eyes. That’s why I’m supposed to be the last one.

She doesn’t say those last few sentences aloud; he hears them nonetheless. He reaches across the void and squeezes her hand. Well, then, maybe I’ll be the next to last.

His words are meant to be reassuring, but he almost breaks her into tears. Shogo wails just then, and Jubilee scurries toward her child, thankful for the reprieve and something else to put her attention to other than her own life.

The End
Tags: gen x: jubes, x-men: chamber, x-men: jubilee
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