A New Beginning
part four in the "Everything
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Timeline: Set a little after the movie
Universe: Set in the movie universe. Only the movie NOT the book that
goes with it!
Romance: Scott/ Storm, Jean/ Logan, Rogue/Gambit ect.
Summary: Storm and Scott finally finds love-together
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
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Thanks to Cristina for the Beta. You're the best
*mmmm * is telepathically thoughts spoken in the mind. " mmmmm
" is spoken out loud.
Scott had feared coming back to the X-mansion but he should have known
better. The professor had acted as if he had just been gone for a few
hours and the children had been overjoyed to see him even though their
enthusiasm stilled somewhat when Bobby pointed out that now that Scott
was back the school had once again an arithmetic teacher. Scott's return
had gone even more smoothly because neither Jean nor Logan were at the
mansion at this time. They were in Japan taking care of some business of
Logan´s. But sooner or later they would be back and even if he didn't
owe Jean an apology he did owe Logan one. He knew Logan well enough to
know that he wouldn't go anywhere he wasn't invited and a part of him
understood Logan even though he still felt he had acted wrongly. Logan
was a man of basic wishes and needs who almost always let his feelings
control his actions. Logan wanted Jean and didn't like Scott. Jean had
offered and he had received and for Logan that was all there was to it.
" Mr. Summers, would you explain this again?" John asked Scott
and got his thoughts back to the present. He had been back for two
months now and things had slowly settled down. Scott had gone back to
teaching classes and leading the X-men , Remy had joined the school and
developed quite an eye for the young Rogue but as with all boys she kept
him at arm's length. Ring, ring. The bell ran to say that the
class was over.
" Ok, class dismissed," he looked at John " I can explain
it to you again in this break," Scott offered. John looked at his
friends going to break
" Nah, that's ok," he said and ran out.
" Ohhh, come on, Petite. Just you and ah and the moonlight. Fleur
romane de volonté, mon amour.1 "Remy tried to smooth talk Rogue
with a soft gleam in his eyes.
" Ah said no," Rogue said firmly but a small smile curved her
" Uh, Cherč. You are breaking my heart," Remy said and
put his right hand over his heart in a suffering gesture. Rogue half
smiled at him as she hurried after Kitty and Jubilee.
" How's it going?" Scott asked Remy with a smile he tried very
hard to hide.
" Just great, Mon Ami, just great," Remy said darkly and
hurried past him. Scott couldn't hide his laughter anymore and laughed
out loud. Remy had tried to seduce every girl in the school when they
had arrived two months earlier. Jubilee had sent him away with fire
running after him, compliments of her mutant hands. Kitty had gently but
firmly declined his invitation for dinner but when Remy had stolen a
kiss from her he had gotten in trouble with Kitty's long time boyfriend,
the strong but normally silent Peter. It had taken some explaining and
quite some diplomacy on Scott's part to get Remy out of that one. But
then he had seen Rogue and the poor boy had fallen head over heels in
love with her. Or so he said. Rogue still rejected all his attempts at a
closer relationship much to Remy`s dismay but so far only his pride had
" What's so funny?" Storm's kind voice cut through his
" Oh, hey Ororo. It was just Remy and his continued pursuit of
Rogue." Scott smiled at her. " I am actually beginning to feel
sorry for him"
" Don't. If it is love it will last," Storm said lightly but
something in her voice made Scott look intensely at her. Since Storm had
found him and Remy a few months ago, they had become closer and Storm
had helped him cope with both the loss of Jean and his guilt over Remy`s
illness. Scott had always counted Storm as a friend but when he was with
Jean he had often forgotten all but her and now he regretted that. Ororo
was one of a kind and he found that he enjoyed her company enormously.
She was a good friend that he cared deeply for. " Oh well. I better
go. I have history to teach" Storm said quickly as Scott's warm but
investigating glance made her fell self conscious. She quickly existed
" Damn, damn," Storm mumbled as she went down the corridor. So
wrapped up was she in her own thoughts that she didn't see Psylocke
going in the opposite direction.
" Why don't you just tell him?" Psylocke asked and Storm
" Oh, I didn't see you. What are you doing here?" Storm asked
the other woman, feeling embarrassed for being caught like that.
" Warren wants to give some money to the school," she said and
as she saw Storm's look of protest she added with a smile; " Don't
worry. He has enough of them" Psylocke looked Storm up and down.
" Why haven't you told him how you feel?" She asked her
" Because I.What do you mean?" Storm asked, faking innocence.
" You know what I mean. You love Scott." Storm looked sharply
" How did you know?" Psylocke smiled gently at Storm.
" My friend, you are broadcasting those emotions as clearly as if
you held up a sign"
" So what are you waiting for? Go for it!" Psylocke said
" Maybe he doesn't feel the same. And besides I..I got to go,"
Storm said and practically ran down the corridor. Psylocke looked after
her and an idea came to her.
" Are you sure this is a good idea?" Kitty asked her
" Sure, che." Remy cast a quick glance at Peter " Hum,
sure. After all Psylocke arranged the reservation and all. All we got to
do is get them there." He looked over Kitty's shoulder at the
letter she was writing.
" Now, this is for Storm and this is for Cyclops," Kitty said
and gave Jubilee the letter they had made for Storm and Remy the letter
they had made for Cyclops. " Go, go," she said and waved at
" Storm, there is a letter for you," Jubilee said, coming into
her office with all the mail and their letter on top.
" Oh, just put it on the deck," Storm said and continued to
water her exotic plants.
" I think it is important," Jubilee pressed and waved the
letter in front of Storm so she could see it. Storm sighed.
" Ok," She said and took the letter. She did not see that
Jubilee was smiling like a small sun when she quietly exited the room.
Storm opened the letter and read:
" Dear Ororo,
It is important that I speak with you.
Please meet me at this address 1830"
There was an address for a fine restaurant and the letter was signed
Cyclops. How strange She thought. It must be something very important
X-men business, she decided.
" Scott, there is a letter for you," Remy said as he entered
Scott's office without knocking.
" How many times have I told you to knock?" Scott said, his
eyes still on his papers.
" Ah don't remember," Remy tossed the letter on Scott's
desk in front of him. Scott opened the letter and read
It is imperious that I speak with you
Please meet me at this address 1830"
There was an address for a fine restaurant and the letter was signed
Storm. How strange He thought. It must be something very important X-men
business, he decided.
" You can't wear that," Jubilee said as she, Kitty and Rogue
came into Storm's bedroom.
" Why not?" Storm asked. It was just a pair of pants and
a T-shirt. Good question, Kitty thought, After all she thought she was
going to an "x- business" meeting and not a date. " It's
a fine restaurant. You need to blend in," Rogue said and the other
girls nodded eagerly.
" Well, if you think so.," Storm said uncertainly.
" Oh, we do," Kitty said. " Rogue, see what's in her
"Hey, now that's .," Storm began
" Look at this," Rogue said and brought forth a beautiful fine
white silk dress that would surely do Storm's figure every right.
" Wow," Jubilee said stunned.
" I bought it long ago," Storm said defiantly but the truth
was she had brought it in hopes of Scott would finally notice her if she
wore it. But as time had past she had had to admit that the only woman
Scott had had eyes for had been Jean and she had gotten to a point were
she had doubted he would do more than tell her not to catch a cold in a
fatherly voice if she was to walk around naked. Scott's break-up with
Jean had changed all that. Maybe, just maybe the dress had some magic
after all. " Ok, I will wear it," Storm said as if it was a
big sacrifice she was making while in fact she was happy inside. Some 15
minutes later she flew towards her destiny and if anyone saw her they
would think they had seen a Goddess for her beauty and grace was
unmatched in the world.
" Now, this is all wrong,"
" You can't wear that," Remy, Bobby and John said when they
went past Scott's room and saw what he wanted to leave in.
" Why not?" Scott asked and looked at himself. He had blue
cowboy pants and a white T-shirt on.
" Honestly, you should know better," Remy said in a good
imitation of Scott's lecture voice. " You are going to a fine
restaurant. You need to blend in,"
" Lets see what we have here," Bobby said and opened Scott's
" Hey," Scott protested.
" Yes, this will do nicely," Bobby said and took forth a
tuxedo from within the darkness of Scott's closet.
" Yes, wear that," Remy said eagerly. Scott looked at the
garment. It had been very expensive he remembered. He had brought it in
hopes of it being his wedding clothes but that was not to be.
" Very well," Scott said as if he was about to make a big
sacrifice but in fact inside he was happy. Happy that he should meet
Storm and somewhere hidden deep inside him he was happy that she would
be the first to see him in this clothes that hopefully brought some
magic. Some 15 minutes later he drove towards his destiny and if anyone
saw him they would think they had seen a Cyclops for his courage and
strength was unmatched in the world.
There he is. Always on time, Storm thought when she located him at the
table. Wow, he is so handsome and her heart made a quick dance in her
chest. There she is, Scott thought when he saw Storm coming towards
their table. She seemed to almost flow a little over the floor. Wow, she
is breathtaking and his heart began to pump wildly in his chest.
" Hey," Storm said and smiled at him as she seated herself
across from him.
" Hey yourself," Scott said softly and smiled widely at her.
Get a grip. She is here to talk business but his heart just wouldn't
listen to his head. Concentrate, Wind Rider. He is here to talk
business. Nothing else and nothing more Storm told herself but her heart
just won't listen.
" So what was it you wanted to tell me?"
" What was so important?" They both started at once. Then they
looked confused at each other.
" You mean you didn't ask me to meet you here?" Scott asked
Storm. She shook her head.
" No, and you didn't ask me to meet you here?"
" Oh" They both said at once.
" It was probably the kids. How else could they know where we were
going?" Scott thought out loud.
" Probably. They were a bit too interested in my dress," Storm
said and looked sadly at it. So much for magic.
" Well, now that we ARE here we can just as well get the best
out of it," Scott said and smiled at her.
" I agree," she said in her most regal voice but her smile was
warm and real.
" So, you want to dance?" Scott asked her softly a few hours
and some glasses of wine later.
" Yes, I would like that very much." Scott pulled out her
chair for her and took her hand. At the touch they both felt as if they
had gotten a small electric shock. Scott guided her to the dance floor
and soon they were waltzing around to music as timeless as love itself.
" By the way I really love your dress," Scott whispered in her
hair and Storm smiled happily and laid her head on his shoulder. As they
continued to dance it felt as if their feet did not touch the floor and
they were waltzing on air. Or a small cloud. This night was magical and
for a moment in time they could fly, love and dance all at the same time
without any words having to be spoken.
Part 7: Two months later:
" Have you seen Remy?" Rogue asked Scott. He turned to face
her and Storm, who he held by the hand, did the same. It was Sunday and
fine weather ( compliments of a happy Storm) so Ororo and Scott had
taken a walk down by the lake at the edge of the X-property.
" He was at the baseball field near the house last we saw
him," Scott answered.
" Thanks," she yelled after them and ran off. Scott smiled at
her. It had taken time and a talk with Storm and himself but finally
Rogue had seen that she did not have to be so isolated and she had
opened up to Remy. After Kitty and Peter they were the most talked about
couple among the students. And among the teachers.Scott looked down into
Ororo`s loving eyes. That price they won. He bent down and kissed her
gently on the lips. He pulled her down beside him and they seated
themselves so they could look out over the lake and into the forest that
surrounded the mansion from this side.
" Scott, I need to know something," Storm said softly and
lifted her head from his shoulder.
" What, love?" He asked and fiddled with her hair. It looked
so beautiful in the sunlight. Like silver or the very rays of the moon
captured by a Goddess.
" Jean has been back for two weeks now. If you.If you still."
Her voice broke and she looked away from him. Scott gently guided her
head around to face him.
" Ororo, look at me," he asked softly. With tears in her eyes
she meet his. " I won't lie to you. Jean will always mean a lot to
me but you are the one I love," he said, his eyes pleading with her
to understand the deep of his feelings.
" Please believe me,"
" I do," Ororo said and realised that she did indeed believe
him. " Scott, I love you,"
" I know," he said softly with a gleam in his eyes. He had
introduced Ororo to Star Wars a week before and it had quickly become
one of her favourite movies.
" Uh," she said in mock anger and playfully hit him. He
laughed out loud and Storm smiled. Only she could get this playful and
relaxed side forth in Scott and for that she felt special.
" No, seriously, Scott. I love you and I want to live the rest of
my life with you," she looked intensely at him. Say yes. Say yes
" Oh, Ororo. Is that what I think it is?" Scott asked her
" I guess it is. Will you?" She asked him eagerly. Scott got
up and knelt on one knee before her.
" I will be the world's happiest man if you will marry me?"
Scott said and took out a jewellery box that he opened and inside there
lay a simple silver ring with a pearl in it. When the light fell on it,
it seemed as if there was a storm inside it. " Two minds think
alike," Scott said with a smile when he saw her astonishment.
" I will love to marry you," Storm said and Scott placed the
ring on her finger.
" It is beautiful," Ororo said softly as she looked at it.
" You are beautiful," Scott said gently and kissed her. This
was the happiest day in his life and he felt very blessed to have found
a second chance at love, at life. Above them the sun seemed to glow with
warm and light as pure as love and bathed them in its light. In the
light of love. Now and forever more.
End part 4
The next part in this series is "The Wedding"
Translations to Remy´s French:
1 French for " Romance will blossom, my love"