This is a crossover between X-men movie universe and the Highlander series
Like you hadnt figured that out already *LOL*. You dont need to
know anything at all about Highlander to follow this story so.......give it a
Through The Ages We Wander
By Nadja Lee 23/02/02
English is not my native language. Please forgive me my mistakes.
Disclaimer: X-men and all the characters here belong to Marvel, 20 Century
Fox and I intend no infringement, this is a piece of amateur fan fiction, and I
make no money of it.
Disclaimer: Highlander and all the characters here belong to Davis/Panzer and
I intend no infringement, this is a piece of amateur fan fiction, and I make no
money of it.
Only the original idea contained within this work is the property of the
author. Please do not copy this story to any website or archive without
permission of the author.
Timeline: Set after the X-men movie and after the Highlander episode
Universe: Set in the X-men movie universe and Highlander series universe.
Pairing: Logan/Rogue, Methos/Alexa
Summary: Methos comes to ask his old friend, Logan, for help.
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
Feedback: Yes, please. My e-mail address is nadjalee2000@...
Dedicated to: Sorcieré with love.
Note: This is a crossover between X-men movie universe and the Highlander
Like you hadnt figured that out already *LOL*. You dont need
to know anything at all about Highlander to follow this story.
Things in //mmmmm// is flashback.
Logan and Rogue sat in the Mansions livingroom watching TV. Rogue had curled
up to Logan, her head resting on his chest and his arm lay around her. Since
Logans return two years earlier life had been kind to them. They had married
and though Rogue still could not touch they had the most solid and loving
relationship in the entire mansion.
Tonight the Professor and Jean were away in Washington for another of their
conferences and since it was almost midnight on a school night only Rogue,
Logan, Ororo and Scott were up. Logan cast Ororo and Scott a stolen look and
the fact that Scotts arm laid around Ororos shoulders did not go unnoticed by
him. He had been surprised at Scotts acceptance of him when he had returned
but Ro had explained to him that Rogue had come to mean a lot to him; the
little sister he didnt have and since Rogue loved him Scott did his best for
them to get along. So well that Logan had let Scott be his best man at his and
Rogues wedding a year ago. In fact Scott had supported their wedding since it
was what Rogue wanted but Xavier had Jean had been against it for various
reasons. Maybe that last argument had made Jean and Scott break up? Whatever it
was Logan was glad that Jean wasnt nearby. Since her objection to his marriage
to Rogue he had disliked her to say the least.
Suddenly the doorbell rang. Then again, its ringing sounding urgent and
Ill get it, Ororo said and stood to leave.
No, you stay. Ill do it, Scott said and gently pushed her down into the sofa
again and went out the room to open the door.
Yes? Scott asked as he opened the door to reveal a white man in his late
twenties/early thirties, dressed in blue cowboy pants and a long coat. His
hands were in his pockets like he was always cold for it was a warm night. He
was good looking but his eyes seemed clouded with worry and lines of concern
and urgency were in his face. His clothes also indicated he had travelled far.
I need to speak with Logan. Logan Johnson, the man asked, a clear British
accent in his voice. Scott sidestepped and let the man enter and closed the
door behind him.
There is a Logan here
Scott began, confused by the last name. Probably an
alias Logan had used, Scott mused.
Where? The question sounded more like an order.
In the livingroom, Scott led the way and Ororo and Logan turned to look at
the nearly arrived.
I dont believe it! General Nielson! Logan said in disbelief and Rogue sat up
to look at the man who had just entered. Logan stood up and went to Nielson but
stopped a few paces away from him, not sure how to greet him.
Logan, I need your help, Nielson said shortly.
To the point as always I see. You havent changed a bit, Logans voice had an
edge of annoyance. He had never liked following orders, not even then.
Nor have you.
Silence fell over the room.
Okay, let me get this straight. This man is a General? In what army? The
British? And you fought together? When? Scott asked confused.
Nielson looked at Scott, then at Logan, a question in his eyes.
They know, Logan said shortly. Nielson nodded understanding.
We met during the war, he said.
The Golf War? Ororo guessed.
No, World War 2, Logan explained.
By the Goddess, Ororo whispered.
Something like that, Nielson said with a small smile.
youre also a mutant? You have a healing factor like Logan? Scott guessed.
Nielsons eyes clouded over.
Unfortunately not and thats why Im here. Nielson turned from Scott to look
directly at Logan. I need your help. I need your healing factor. Ive seen you
heal from wounds that should have left you to die. I need that now.
Are you dying? Rogue asked softly as she with her gloved hand took Logans,
compassion and concern in her voice.
Nielson looked down, trying to fight tears and despair.
No, I cant. Its
my wife is dying. From cancer. Again he turned to Logan,
his eyes now held a determined edge. Come with me. You owe me. He reminded
him. Logans eyes grew cold.
Maybe but I dont owe her.
Logan! Scott said shocked.
I thought he was your friend, Rogue whispered.
We were many things but never friends, Logan said evenly.
Nielson looked down then up again. Ill do anything to save her.
Would you give up your Immortality for her? Logan asked hardly.
In an instant, the answer was quick and without hesitation.
Maybe you have changed then, Logan mumbled, trying to forget dark memories.
Those people died for nothing, Logans voice was hard as steel, barely
controlled anger clear in it.
Those people died for their country. For you! Nielson gave back.
To hold a God damn town in the middle of nowhere?! They died for that?! Where
was our back up? We were fuckin decoys and you know it!
It worked. We broke through the German lines.
Victory at any price? Logan asked disgusted.
Is there any other way to win?
I have changed. Not just since then but
Nielsons voice faded away as he
remembered children screaming, women crying, death
at his hands.
Stop. Before we do anything Ill like to know just who the Hell you are?!
Scott demanded to know, his right hand going to his glasses just in case. The
action hadnt gone unnoticed by Nielson who just smiled but it was a predators
Your mutant powers cant kill me. Few things can. Im Immortal.
You live forever? Ororo asked disbelieving.
Exactly. I can die but Ill wake up again. I am Methos. Im over 5000 years
And why should we believe you? Scott asked but his hand had fallen to the
I dont care if you believe me as long as you help my wife, Methos said
Scott thought about it for a moment. It could be a trick; he could be after
Logan for vengeance but that didnt seem to fit. The man seemed
tired somehow. Like the spark of fire needed for killing and vengeance just
didnt exist in his eyes anymore. Once, he had surely had it but not anymore.
We will help you, Scott said for them all.
Here she is, Methos said as he led Logan, Rogue, Ororo and Scott into a
hospital room. They had flown from New York to Switzerland in record speed,
somehow Methos had gotten them all on a already fully booked flight though
being 5000 years old one was bound to have some cash saved away.
In the single bed in the white room lay a young woman with brown hair. Her eyes
were closed and she was breathing through a tube. She didnt look like she had
Im back, mi dolce amore, Methos said softly and sat by her bedside and
took her limp hand in his, tears forming in his eyes. It wasnt enough time. It
was never enough time. Only this time he needed more. One year was way too
short, even for him. Only a year. Only a year together where he had showed her
the world and she had showed him her world. One year
was that really all he
got? She didnt deserve to die like this but did he even deserve her love?
Shes beautiful. Whats her name? Ororo asked and went and put a calming hand
on Methoss shoulder.
Alexa, he whispered.
helper and defender of mankind, Ororo said softly. Methos looked
surprised at her.
You speak Greek?
Some. Her name seems to fit her.
It does. It does, Methos agreed, a smile around his lips as he remembered
Alexa cooking for him, holding his hand, teasing him, walking by the beach
My healin powers only work on myself. I cant give it to anyone
as you cant
give Immortality to others, Logan explained, regret in his voice. Methos had
changed since last they had met but so had he himself. He had killed in
vengeance, in pleasure, for need and by accident. He was sure Methos had done
the same. He couldnt judge Methos as an enemy for if he did hell judge
himself the same way.
Believe me; I *did* try to find a way to give her Immortality. But
I failed. I
failed her, Methos whispered brokenly. The Methuselah Stone was rumoured to
give its wearer immortality
or great powers. He had tried to gather the pieces
of it for Alexa but it had shattered into a million pieces and fallen into the
river. Lost forever.
Maybe there is a way, Rogue said and all turned to look at her.
What do you have in mind, darlin? Logan asked.
When you kissed me at the Statue you gave me your powers. Maybe, Ah
Ah dont know
give your healing powers on to her, Rogue spread
her arms out to indicate she didnt know how to do that.
Yes, yes, Methos nodded eagerly, seeing a light, even a faint one, ahead for
him. To be Immortal was to be alone but maybe
for the nest lifetime or two he
didnt have to be alone any longer.
Youll have to absorb Logan, we know hell recover in a few days. Then you
need to give the power away
give it away, Scott was thinking out loud. Rogue
absorbed powers and life force from others, could she give stolen powers on
to others? The mathematician in him said yes. Logically, anything that comes up
must come down so if she could take powers she should also be able to give them
Even if Rogue succeeds in giving Alexa Logans healing power, will she not be
ill again as soon as his powers are gone? Ororo asked concerned. The look in
Methoss eyes told her clearer than words that hed do anything to keep his
love alive, even if it meant using Logan every second week to keep Alexa strong.
No. Logans powers will heal the sick tissue, make it whole. When his powers
fade in Alexa, she wont have any sick tissue left. Shell be well and
Scott explained. When Rogue was all but dead on the Statue of Liberty Logan
gave her his healing powers and as you can see, as soon as they faded she
didnt die or get ill. The damage was healed, Scott elaborated for Methoss
Then theres only one problem; how to get Logans healing powers from Rogue to
Alexa? Ororo wondered.
maybe if Rogue touched Logan and Alexa at the same time. Maybe then
Logans powers would go through Rogue and into Alexa, Scott suggested.
Sounds good to me, Methos quickly said.
Are you sure this will even work? Logan asked.
No, but I have no better ideas right now and Alexa havent got long, Scott
There will be no danger to Rogue? Logan asked concerned.
None. If there is any danger itll be to you.
Methos looked at Logan and he looked back. Warrior, comrade
Ill do it, Logan agreed.
. can Ah do it with a kiss? Rogue asked softly as she went to stand by
Alexas bedside, Logan close behind her.
No, itll drain him too quickly. Take his hand, Scott instructed. Methos
looked worried from them to Alexa, still holding her hand by her other side.
Methos, youll have to move away from her. If you hold her maybe the healing
powers will enter you instead and I dont know what thatll do to Logan or
you, Scott warned.
Methos nodded and bent down and softly kissed Alexa on the lips.
Ill see you soon, ves' tacha, he whispered and stroked her hair before he
stood and moved away from the bed.
Okay, are you ready, Rogue? Scott asked and saw the worry in her eyes. You
dont have to do this, he whispered in her ear.
Ah want to, she said and then she smiled. Ahm ready.
Logan smiled at her and gave her a quick kiss through the scarf she wore.
Lov you. Now, lets get this over with so we can all live happily ever
after, he said with a gleam in his eyes and made her smile as he had wanted to.
Ahll try and be gently, she whispered.
Rogue removed her glove and with a last look into Logans eyes she let her hand
touch Logans in the same instant she touched Alexas forehead. Rogue bit her
teeth together to keep from screaming. It felt like a whole river was running
through her. She felt like she was drowning in a stream of memories and
thoughts passing too quickly for her to see.
Rogue, Ororo said worried and wanted to go to her but Methos caught her and
held her back.
Dont, his voice was like steel.
Logans face was twisted in pain as his powers and life was drained from him.
Scott looked worried on. He saw Alexa start to stir, Logan about to break down
and Rogue looking strained.
Rogue, let them both go. Now! Scott demanded and caught Rogue as she fell
towards the floor. Logan slid lifelessly to the floor besides her.
Logan, Rogue whispered weakly. Methos let go of Ororo and let her run to
Logan while he went to sit besides Alexa.
Hell be alright in a few days, Scott said comforting. Doctor! he yelled
towards the hallway.
Ororo walked towards Methos and Alexa and smiled at their happy looks. They sat
on a bench, his arms around her. She was recovering quickly and in a few days
she could go home, cured and well.
We will leave now. Logans damages has healed, Ororo said as she reached them
and Methos nodded.
Ill walk you to your car, it wasnt a suggestion. He turned and kissed
Alexa. Ill be right back.
Ive said my thanks and goodbye to them but give them my love again. I can
never repay what they have given me, Alexa said softly to Ororo and Ororo
nodded to indicate that she would pass Alexas words on. Methos nodded in
agreement to Alexas words..
Neither can I, he whispered. Then he turned and walked with Ororo towards the
car Scott had rented for them to drive to the airport.
Im amazed by your strength, Ororo remarked as they walked and her hand
caressed a flower she passed. You love her so deeply yet you know...someday
I know, Methos nodded, his voice grim. Someday she will die. Ororo, Ive had
68 wives in my time and Ive loved them all
and Ive buried them all.
How do you survive all that pain? I lost my parents and that pain haunts me
still, Ororo said softly, memories of her parents lifeless bodies laying
among a house that had been bombed to pieces playing before her eyes.
I love for as long as they live, not I, Methos explained.
I don't understand.
I love Alexa and Ill love her for the rest of her days. When shes gone Ill
mourn her but Ill move on. If I loved
and mourned for as long as *I* lived I
wouldnt have lived past 1000, max.
Its all about surviving then? Ororo asked, a hint of coldness in her voice.
Ive lived longer than any other on this world. Ive seen so many things and
Ive been so many things. Ive been a taker and a giver, a destroyer and a
healer and Ive found that in the great scale of things it doesnt matter
It doesnt matter or have you lost the ability to make it matter? she asked
softly, her voice now filled with sadness
They walked in silence to the car. Scott and Rogue were already inside and
Ororo turned and gave Methos a quick hug before she entered the car. Logan came
around and stood before Methos.
Thank you, Logan. I owe you a debt you may collect anytime, he said sincerely.
And you will pay it? Logan asked with a smile.
Yes. I will
. within the limits of reason, he added, just to be sure Logan
wouldnt ask for his life.
Maybe well meet again. After a few more lifetimes, Logan said and gave
Methos his hand and he shook it. Methos then looked at Rogue.
Its not enough time, is it? he asked softly.
It never is, Logan agreed. If he could hell spend eternity with Rogue but he
couldnt. He could have a lifetime or two but that was all.
A girl like Alexa, you're lucky if you find one every ten lifetimes. I told a
friend of mine that I knew Alexa was dying from the moment I saw her. I told
him that theyre all dying. That 20 years, six months, what's the difference?
Now I know that 20 years or six months do make a difference. Its a drop in the
ocean for men like us but to live that short while with someone like Alexa
that is the closest to Paradise either of us will ever come, Methos said
softly and Logan nodded.
brother, Logan said and a shadow came and went over Methoss face.
Then he smiled.
Brother, they shook hands again and then Logan got into the car and they
drove away. Methos looked after them for a while before he turned to go back to
Alexa. It was nice to have found someone who understood him, someone like Logan
who knew about Immortality, who knew the joys and pains about that life and
wholl not die on him as quickly as mortals normally did. Not that he trusted
the other man, on general principle Methos trusted no one but himself
this lifetime and the next; Alexa.
Logan was predictable in his actions and Methos liked that; it made him surer
that he wouldnt try and kill him. Living for 5000 years didnt make the
thought of death any easier and Methos had no intention of dying. He had no
memories any more of his family, when and where he was born and if Methos was
even the first name given him. He doubted it was. But unlike Logan who even
when they first met had tried to find out the truth about his missing past
Methos had no desire to know nor had he any way to find out. He had 1000s of
regrets about his life and knew better than anyone that some things are better
His grim thoughts disappeared as he reached Alexa and she smiled at him. He
gathered her in his arms and kissed her lovingly on the lips. He would love
Alexa for as long as she lived and hell make sure she had no regrets about
marrying an Immortal even though she knew she would grow older and he would
not, even though she knew he couldnt give her children. She had given up the
chance of a normal life for him and hell make sure she never regretted that.
Cara mia, I love you so much, wife, Methos whispered and she smiled
And I love you, husband. More than anything in this world.
And for a lifetime or two
.life was perfect, life was good.
 Italian for Me sweet love
Romany for Beloved
 Italian for Beloved Mine