Kat Lee (katleept) wrote,
Kat Lee

Tears of Joy

Title: Tears of Joy
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: X-Men
Character/Pairing: Wolverine/Storm, Prestige, mild Colossus/Shadowcat, mild Nightcrawler/Prestige
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: comment_fic: X-Men, Storm/Wolverine, revelation as requested by moonlettuce
Warning(s): Spoilers, Cannon Character Deaths
Word Count: 716
Date Written: 22 May 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.

“Are you sure?” Ororo persisted, her voice pitching high.

Rachel nodded. “I’m certain,” she confirmed, her face and voice solemn. She knew what this meant for them all. It’s a dream each of them have had many times over, although hers were more frequently based on her parents, especially her mother, rather than the man who they had all thought was invincible at one time. She, of all people, had known that Logan was meant to live a lot longer than he had, but then this world had proved to be very different from the world where she had grown up.

Just because Logan had lived to be an old man there didn’t mean he was meant to do the same here. After all, both of her parents were gone, and her father had killed the Professor and bedded the White Queen before his death. Her stomach recoiled at the thought, and Rachel made her a face. She unconsciously pressed a calming hand against her stomach at the same time that she noticed a change in Ororo.

Storm was gliding on the air, although that was far from being the only change. Lightning streaked through the bright, blue sky far above their heads. Kurt reached out for Ororo, his long, pointed tail swishing in the rising breeze behind him. “Ororo -- “

“You will pardon me for a moment,” Ororo murmured, her words rushing out with a sudden gust of wind. It didn’t knock them down, but it did send Ororo hurtling up into the air.

“Is she okay?” Rachel asked their friends, looking around her.

“Oh, I suspect she is very more zan okay, mein freund,” Kurt murmured, his hands closing gently around Rachel’s tense shoulders. He hugged her gently as he asked, “But you are sure? No doubt vhatsoever?”

“No,” she said, shaking her head, “and he’s heading back to us right now. I just can’t get a clear pinpoint on where he is or how long it will take him to reach us.”

“Well, wherever he is we have to find him,” Kitty spoke excitedly. Thunder drained out their next words as it blasted through the atmosphere. The sun was blazing hot and still shining despite the thunder and lightning.

The remaining X-Men looked up at the sky, but Ororo was hidden behind white, fluffy clouds as she screamed, unheard by them all. She grinned up at the sun, enjoying its reassuring warmth on her face for the first time in over a year. “He’s back! He’s coming back!” she gushed where no one could hear her. She looked up at the sun again, this time through tears shining in her blue eyes. “I am sorry, my Goddess. I never should have doubted you!”

Whatever the reason Logan had been taking from her, he was coming back! He, unlike all the other men she had loved and lost in her long life, was coming home to her! He would still love her. They had loved each other for years, but both had been terrified to act on that love after losing so many they had dared to love openly. Ororo had felt Logan’s death was partly her fault because she had dared to love him, but now . . . Now he was coming home!!

“YES!” she shouted. This time, she didn’t care if her joyful voice carried down to her friends on the ground. She spiraled through the air and through the sky as tears began to fall from her eyes and raindrops drifted down from the sky.

Kitty lifted her smiling face to the welcomed, refreshing Summer rain. Piotr wrapped his strong arms around her from behind; they had never felt better, not even when she’d been a little girl. She turned in his embrace and kissed him in the rain.

Rachel eyed the sky uncertainly. “Are you sure she’s okay?” she asked Kurt again.

“She’s fine, liebchen,” he answered, smiling. The blade of his tail twitched as his grin broadened. “In fact, she’s more zan fine. She’s celebrating. Those are tears of joy.”

“It is a cause to celebrate,” Rachel agreed after Kurt had revealed the true reason for the rain.

“Indeed,” he said and, taking her hand, spun her into an impromptu dance. Logan was coming home; their family would be reunited at last!

The End
Tags: x-men: rachel, x-men: rolo
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