OUT OF CHARACTER (notes)
Summary: Scott and Sambuca, surprises for Logan, Jean pursued, and
the jitterbug. Logan POV, c.6000 words
Warning: Light slash (no sex); ADULT themes
SPECIAL NOTES: I was asked, after writing CLIMB THE WIND, why I�ve
only ever shown Scott and Logan as friends, and was I anti-slash?
Not at all. But despite the wonderful on-screen chemistry between
Jackman and Marsden, I find it tough to spin out a relationship
between the characters of Wolverine and Cyclops in which they don�t
act 'out of character.' Yet it was a challenge. This is probably
the most negative Jean I�ve written, but remember, you�re not hearing
*her* side of it. Jealous Scott can be a real pill.
This tale fits into THE MAN BEHIND RED SHADES series, about five
months after events in "Red Hair and Quesadillas," but it also
contains (brief) references to "Of Teletubbies and Mutants on
Saturday Morning" and "All My Relations." It�s from Logan's point of
view, an AU on a RED SHADES story which hasn�t been written yet --
and now won't be. I've decided to tweak that series a tad, then take
RED SHADES into X2 canon, which means I won't be writing the story
the way I'd originally intended.
That's why I'm releasing this story now. I've been sitting on it
literally for two years. It�s a bit wacko when you start AU-ing your
own stuff, but I suppose you could say this is a narrative answer to
Robert Frost�s "two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I
could not travel both, and being one traveler, long I stood, ...."
Well, I get to travel both. This story leaps off of one that would
have ended positively for Scott and Jean, BUT what would happen if
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