Title: With This Ring
Disclaimer: Just Delphi and anything she may produce in the future, belong
Summary: Somebody is getting married today.
Delphi is so beautiful. Oh, I know that today has nothing to do with me. And
it really isn't for her either.
This is Scott and Jean's day.
But seeing my Delphi up there, standing with Storm and Rogue as Jean's
bride's maids... It makes me think of the day when I'll be the one standing
up there where Scott is watching the woman I love walk toward me.
But, you see, that's never going to happen, because my Delphi only has eyes
for that blue furry freak you call Nightcrawler. She's wearing his ring on
her finger and has a small smile that's just for him. Why can't she see how
much better we'd be together?
I can at least give her a normal life, better than normal. What does that
circus reject have that I don't? He has nothing. For crying out loud, I'm
the head of a multinational corperation. For all his religious faith, I'm
the one who can hand her Heaven on a silver plater.
But no. She doesn't want it. She doesn't want *me*. I can buy her a galerie
where she can show whatever she wants, where she can support mutants in the
arts. I can buy her anything.
She doesn't even like me. Why?
I know I'm not hard on the eyes. They don't call me 'Angel' just because of
She's got everything it takes to survive in my world. Beauty, grace, charm,
and she's unshakeable. Hell, I heard she even calls Logan a jackass to his
face. She could be a queen, so why is she ignoring Prince Charming for the
The wedding was beautiful but the reception is going to 'suck' as some of
the kids would put it. I never should have gotten more involved with this
place. Paying the tution for some of the students is one thing, hiring some
of them on as interns is more of the same. But the day I meant Delphi Lau
was the day I lost my mind. I actually reconsitered rejoining the team.
When I asked her on a date, she showed me the ring Nightcrawler had given
her. I should have taken the hint from all the pictures of them together,
even when there were other people in the photo they were obviously together.
I'm a first class idiot, did you know that? There has to be something I
could do to win her, but I can't think of it.
Let her go? You're not helping, Professor. I can't just let a woman like
that get away from me.
They aren't married yet.
That long, huh? They're almost as bad as Scott and Jean.
She actually said that? Of course she did. Again, I'm an idiot. It's just
like Delphi to challenge Scott and Jean to finish planing their wedding
before she finished hers.
I wish that could be 'ours' instead.
Love at first sight is a cruel, cruel thing, Professor.
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