Title: River of dreams (1/1)
Series: Untitled Series, sequel to Dare to dream, slight parody.
Setting: Movieverse Subreality/Lounge (see notes at end)
Summary: The sum of I is what you perceive me to be and how I perceive
Archive: Yes, however if you could let me know where it would be nice.
Disclaimer: The characters from X-Men belong to Marvel Comics and
Twentieth Century Fox Pictures. This story is for non-profit
entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended.
Lady Jaded belongs to herself, Subreality/SCA to Kielle and 'Lounge' to
Feedback: Feedback will be always welcomed.
"You awake Logan?" Ororo asked as she entered his room.
Enter". Logan commented.
Did you know Marie paid a visit to one of the Great Libraries the other
day? Ororo commented.
Really? Shes done well to get this far. Logans interest was piqued,
hardly anyone from this realm knew of their existence. Which one was
The Subreality Central Archive. Ororo Said, as she set herself down
on the chair next to his bed.
The SCA? Thats something I havent heard of for a long time. More so
than any of the others. It had been quite a while since Logan had
visited the archive, however as to the café itself he had frequented it
in the last few months.
As was the case with me, that was until Marie mentioned it.
Why in particular the SCA? What was she after?
She was searching for a past conversation I had with her a year ago.
It seems that she was paid a visit by Lady Jaded a few months back in
her dreams and she wanted to remember what exactly it was that caught
the Ladys attention.
Probably something to do with me, its usually the case where Maries
concerned. He shook his head, bemused that one of those omnipotent
beings would bother with the likes of him. I take it she didnt find
what she wanted?
No she did not, the Lore Mistress in charge at the time was unable to
assist her in finding it and further suggested to Marie to return in a
few months. Needless to say she did not take it too well since she had
devoting quite a bit of time in search of the archive. Ororo had to
smile at that thought, she remembered doing just as much at one of the
other Great Libraries during her earlier years.
Hmm, that is to be expected." Logan paused. "She will just have to be
patient and understand that events work differently in our two realms.
Time is meaningless in the realm of the Lady and her kind. The sooner
Marie accepts that, the easier it will be for her. Logan said from his
bed staring up at the ceiling chewing on his cigar.
Do you remember the time the four of us first visited the Great
How could I forget? I was thrown out for calling Scott a dick. Logan
snorted, before turning to look at her. And as I recall you and
Jeannie werent too helpful either.
Partly because you were obnoxious then my friend." She laughed at
Logan, "and probably still can be.
And you were rather uptight, cold and always had the need to be in
control as I remember." He grinned back, returning the jibe before his
expression changed slightly with a distant look in his eyes. "I wonder
if that particular Great Library still exist."
"Perhaps it does
They come an go as time passes in our land. It would
be a shame if it got abandoned, the vast amounts of priceless knowledge
in them would be loss." Ororo shook her head.
"There will be others that will pick up the cause, much like we do
here. Our ranks are constantly changing, yet we survive and so will
they." Logan said.
Ororo sighed, The things they can do we can only dream about.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be able to jump into the
future and see the how we have influenced it. Or simply take a step
back into the past and relieve our happier moments. It is hard to
imagine that all those beings have to do is is wish it and the doors to
our past, present and future are open to them to do as they wish.
And sometimes it may not be exactly what want we to do. Logan
grimaced, recalling memories that he would rather have forgotten.
If I recall correctly Logan, youve had it easy.
True, but there are things that Id wish they would differently.
Silence came between them and Ororo waited
What makes you think Im going to share them with you?
Well besides the fact that you seem to have read my mind and that weve
hidden nothing from each other
Ororo left the sentence hanging and
looked towards him.
All right, Ill tell you! Enough with that look, I get enough of those
so-called puppy eyed looks from Marie. Dont you dare start as well.
It worked didnt?
I'm getting soft." Logan said.
"If this keeps up eventually something is going give and someone is
going to get hurt. And it will be because I got too attached to
somebody or something.
Logan rose from his bed, headed towards his balcony, and stared out into
the night sky. He waited for Ororo to join him before he continued.
"Only the other day, we saw how reluctant Scott was to leave Jeannie
behind and come back for her later. We were almost creamed because
Scott didn't wanted to get her out there and then. What if we swapped
places with them
"You would see reason, and follow the contingency plan we agreed on. If
it were possible you would come back for me when it was safe. We knew
the stakes we were getting into when we signed up to help Xavier.
Eventually someone is going to get hurt, but when it comes down to it
Logan, you will get the job done, it is what you do best. And if one of
us does get hurt it would not be you fault." She put a hand on his
"Yeah, if you told me that a year ago, I would have agreed with you.
Now I'm not to sure I can." "I've heard Chuck is thinking of splitting
the team up and giving you and Scott command. If he does, I'm thinking
of asking Chuck to let me join Scott's team. It will give me a lot more
chances to rib him."
"That's not the real reason is it?" She paused and looked at him. Logan
gave the slightest of sighs but shook his head but was unwilling to say
more. "However if it does happen
"You'll be the first to know." Logan finished for her.
"Thank you. But I hope you do reconsider your position." Ororo said
Only rustling of the leaves on a nearby tree and the hooting of an owl
in the distance broke the uneasy silence that had settled between the
two of them as they stared out into the night sky.
Its about time I got going Ro. Logan said as he looked to the cigar
he was chewing on several minutes ago.
Heading North with Marie? Ororo asked, certain as to where they were
Logan simply nodded his head and started to turn back into the room.
No, theyre sending me up first. Ill bump into her a few months
later. Should be back by April, just the one session with Marie this
"Only the one? They must be getting tired of the two of you?" Ororo
smiled as she recalled the more frenzied occasions between Logan and
"I don't think so
probably more of an interlude, before they send me
back into the thick of things." Logan began packing up his belongings
into the sling bag of his.
Take care my friend, and bring her back safely.
All ways do.
Ororo watched him walk towards the door as he slowed and turned around
to face her.
One more thing Ro.
I suppose congratulations are in order
I do not follow you Logan, to what are you referring to?
Jeannie, Scott and myself already know each other more intimately then
I ever thought possible, it seems that now this triangle is expending to
"I see." Ororo smiled and continued, "and I will accept your well wishes
in the nature they was intended." She paused slightly and with the
smile on her face still intact she said, "However it does makes us sound
like a bad television series where all the characters goes through each
other as lovers." She shook her head more in amusement than anything.
"In anyhow, begone with you, I'll see you in a few months."
Logan simply smirked and did a half wave over his shoulder before
leaving the room.
Returning to the balcony, Ororo stared down the path leading away from
the mansion for a few minutes after she heard Scott's bike start up and
watched Logan pull away from the Mansion. Turning back to the horizon,
she would stay there and watch the first rays of sunshine weave their
way towards the mansion before she headed back inside to begin a new
Fade to black.
1) The 'lounge' format was originally taken from Nell's ST: DS9 fic:
"The fanfic lounge". Although I'm not sure if any semblance to the
original still remains.
"Logic is the cement of our civilization with which we ascend from chaos
using reason as our guide." - T'plana-Hath,