FIC: Some Enchanted Evening (Sillyfic 5/5)
- Title: Some Enchanted Evening (Sequel to "Party All Night")
***See Part I for disclaimer and rating***
Note: "Livin' In a Moment" is by Ty Herndon. Also, my
Enrique Iglesias for the perversion of his song "Bailamos" in
Part V: I Know This Night Won't Last Forever
"Bailamooos, let the rhythm take you over, bailamooos!" John
he and Charlotte scampered out the front door and took off down the
drive. "Yo quiero my burrito!"
Char burst into giggles, "Weelll, we know what's on your mind
"Sex!" John teased her, and she giggled as they walked down
the many paths surrounding the mansion.
Charlotte sighed suddenly, and he swung his arm around her waist.
"That was the most awesome night I've ever had, John. I
it to end."
"I know what you mean," John replied, pulling her closer.
only be that way here."
"D'you ever think about what our lives would be like if
Xavier and the X-men hadn't found us?"
"God, yes. All the time. I'm one of the ones who can hide
pretty well, but what about kids like Rogue, who can't control
John grimaced. "Remember how people stared at Cyclops when we
to town with him that one time? He can't even start to hide
Charlotte smiled as they walked toward the edge of the woods.
world seems so nasty to us most of the time. I never stop reminding
myself how lucky we are to be here."
"God, tonight I feel like I could just forget the rest of the
exists," John said.
Charlotte turned and smiled at him. "Then let's forget,"
suggested as they headed for the barn.
Allen and Jubilee slipped onto the first floor and into his room.
"Where're your roomies?" Jubilee asked, glancing back
down the hall
before shutting the door.
"I saw Andy and Kitty running up to the third floor, and Remy and
Nadine are probably having a make-out session in her room. We're
probably safe here for the rest of the night!"
"This place smells like dirty socks! Open the window!"
Allen did, then they curled up on his bed. "Didja have fun
"I had a blast, Al," Jubilee said, cuddling up with him.
"You looked like a million bucks. I'll have to get you to
dress for me again sometime."
"You look pretty hot yourself in that tux," Jube agreed,
Allen's boutonniere. "I hope we can do something like this
"We all graduate this year," Allen sighed. Then he perked
know, a reunion!"
Jubilee grimaced, "I've been trying not to think about
No matter how you slice it, some of us will wind up leaving."
"Guess we'd better enjoy the time we've got, then,
smiled, and kissed her cheek.
"You sure nobody'll see us?" Andy whispered as he and
out onto one of the balconies.
"Nobody who'll care," Kitty replied. "All the rest
of the kids are
either taking midnight strolls or hiding out somewhere so they
have to go to bed. Ms. Monroe and Logan are probably both in bed by
"And I'd bet anything Mr. Summers and Ms. Grey won't be
about," Andy added, causing his date to giggle. He sat down on a
rocking chair, then surprised Kitty by pulling her into his lap.
"There, now I'm comfortable." They both laughed, then
gazing out at the huge full moon that bathed the entire mansion
grounds in a silvery glow. "Could tonight have possibly been any
more perfect, Kitty?"
Kitty sighed, swept up by the romance of it all. "I think not.
had so much fun. Shoot, Andy," she grinned and put her arm
him, "I'm still having fun. I don't want to go to bed.
"How `bout we don't go to bed, then? Like you said,
it's not like
anybody'll catch us tonight." Andy smiled shyly at her,
"And I like
it up here with you." Kitty smiled back at him, and the normally
timid Andy tugged her chin towards him and kissed her softly on the
"Sing me something," she whispered. Andy smiled, knowing she
hearing him sing, and launched into a song that somehow seemed to fit:
"`And when they carve my stone,
All they need to write on it, is
Once lived a man who got all he ever wanted
Tell me somethin'
Who could ask for more
Than to be livin' in a moment you would die for '"
"I saw Char sneaking out with John," Nadine said as she let
her room. "They probably won't be back till morning."
"Perfect. That leaves just the two of us, petite." Remy
hopped onto Nadine's bed.
"Remy, you know I hate that," Nadine said, trying
pretend annoyance. Remy grinned winningly at her, and she laughed,
flopping onto the bed next to him. "And you also know that I
be annoyed with you when you're looking so cute."
"Cute?" Remy demanded in mock-outrage. "I thought I
"That, too." She nestled herself comfortably in her
and sighed contentedly, "This beat the heck out of any high
prom I might've gone to."
"You didn't go to your prom?" Remy asked in surprise.
"The boys at
your school must have been complete dimwits not to ask you."
Nadine snorted, "The Branson High boys preferred chesty
to bony track girls."
Remy sat up and glared at her, "Now listen here, Nadine Michele.
were prettier tonight than any tight-shirted cheerleader, and you are
NOT bony. Besides, I like your runner's legs."
She grinned at him, "Is that why you can never keep your hands
"Naturally. Oh, chere," Remy cuddled up against her,
"must you keep
teasing me in that dress?"
"Keep your hormones in check, Rem. THAT would definitely get Ms.
Grey's attention, and that we don't need," Nadine said
firmly, if a
Remy sighed theatrically, "I suppose I'll just have to wait
college to deflower you." She twisted around to give his face a
slap, and he caught her hand and kissed her instead. "In the
time, chere, let's enjoy what privacy we have, eh?"
"Here, just give me your hand." Rogue held onto a drain
pipe with one
hand and pulled Bobby up a steep step onto the roof. "There.
wasn't so hard, even if I managed to run my tights."
"You'd never have made it up here in heels," Bobby told
her with a
grin, and they found themselves a spot facing the moon. He pulled
Marie's wrap up to cover her shoulders and neck so he could put
arms around her. "I can see why you like it up here."
"It's my favorite place," she murmured, leaning back
They both sighed at the same time, and Bobby started to laugh, but
when Rogue glanced at him, he saw tears in her eyes. "Hey!
wrong? Aren't you happy?"
She tucked her bare feet under the red silk of her gown and stared at
her gloved hands, then gulped back a sob. "Ah am, ah am, Bobby!
Ah've never had so much fun in mah entire life!"
Bobby exclaimed in alarm, "Then whatoh. Just the same
barrier?" Sniffling frantically, she nodded, and he said
"Rogue Marie I know I'm not Logan and I can't
heal from touching you,
so that means I'll never be able to touch your skin, but
care about you. And II don't want you to be unhappy because
Rogue stared at him in surprise, mascara running down her cheeks, and
managed to stifle her sobs. "Why wouldn't I be happy here
Bobby blinked at her and said bashfully, "Well, I
figured you'd, um,
rather be, you know "
"Logan?" she said, and Bobby's slight wince at hearing
confirmed it. Rogue wiped her eyes and said calmly, "Bobby,
not why I was crying. I mean, it was, but it had nothing to do with
Logan. I was crying because I wanted to kiss you and I
"But I thought you wanted"
"I don't," she said firmly.
"Oh." Bobby looked embarrassed. Then he grinned, "You
know I'd kiss
you all over the place if I could."
Marie grinned back, "Well, you still can, just as long as
covered." She giggled and kissed Bobby on the neckthrough
Bobby grinned and kissed her on the shoulder through her wrap, then
pulled his gloves back on so he could run his hands over her hair
while he kissed her. Marie tugged the wrap up around her face so she
could kiss him on the lips. Soon, they were kissing each other all
over the place.
After having a drink from Logan's hidden stash of beer, Logan and
Ororo took a walk down towards the lake. Although she was by no
means as sloshed as they'd been during that wild night at
several months before, Storm was quite relaxed. At the moment, they
were both giggling like idiots, reminiscing about the night they had
caught the students having a slumber party turned rock concert at
four in the morning. "I'll never forget the look on
Ororo laughed. "Do you suppose they'd ever believe we all
laughing at breakfast?"
"Nah, they were too busy being terrified. But even Cyke still
that little shindig was the funniest thing that's happened around
here in a long time. I think that's the only time I ever really
him lose it," Logan hooted.
"Oh, Gods, Logan, you didn't see him when we were grading
after he gave the kids their lecture that afternoon. He was laughing
so hard he almost fell out of his chair!" Storm was laughing so
herself that she'd given herself a stitch. "Ooh, ow!"
imitated a wide-eyed and terrified Bobby, she said in a high-pitched
voice, "`Uh, hi, Mr. Summers!' Heehee! Look at us, we
hysterical just thinking about it!"
"Gotta love the slumber party crowd. Those ten hellraisers sure
how to make life interesting," Logan declared, chuckling. Storm
still beside herself, and he grinned at her, "Now you sound like
you're drunk again."
"Logan, I can never decide whether remarks like that are meant to
charm or annoy me."
"Can't both be true?" he asked slyly.
"Knowing you? I suppose."
She grinned at him good-naturedly, but looked slightly startled when
he swung an arm around her waist as they walked. He grinned winningly
at her, "So. They all had fun. Did you?"
Ororo smiled at him, "You know I did. I didn't even know I
"Hell, I didn't even know I COULD dance!" That remark got
laughing again as they walked up over the hill that overlooked the
lake. The water was perfectly calm, reflecting the dark lines of the
surrounding trees, and the brilliant full moon perfectly. The
moonlight also made Ororo appear twice as stunning, although a moment
ago Logan wouldn't have thought it possible. As she noticed him
staring intently at her, he quickly turned the old charm back on
again and said, "So, if they do that again next year, you
"Are you?" she asked challengingly. Logan just grinned.
grinned back, and they sat down at the water's edge. She
him, but the lakeside was her favorite spot, and she had always
wanted to bring someone here.