First as always lately:
Christina, please, you need to mail me. I can`t get in contact with you.
A new story for you " Destined To Be"
A few notes about this story:
1) It was one of my first stories so be kind
2) It CAN be seen as a crossover with Aida but can without problems be read with no knowledge of that show.
3) The comic based fic "To Love This Child" about Scott´s feelings towards his child from his birth to the end and with a Scott/Jean pairing is also out now. If anyone wants to read it, mail me and I´ll send it to you.
4) Hum......I guess that was it.
Please? I`ll love you forever for it. So, please write me a mail....
Destined to be By Nadja Lee 06-11-00
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Aida and all the characters here belong to Disney , Sir Elton John 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 movie
Universe: Set in the movie universe. Only the movie NOT the book that goes with it!
Pairing: Scott/Jean, Scott/Storm
Summary: Is Scott destined to be with someone- and is that someone Jean or
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
Feedback: Yes, please. My e-mail address is neh@...
Crossover: X-men /Aida
Dedicated to: Viggo, my medicine professor, since I wrote it in his class. Sorry, I guess I really wasnt paying much attention today.
*mmmm * is telepathically thoughts spoken in the mind. mmmmm is spoken out loud.
Authors note: This story is for Heather Headley and Adam Pascal who played Aida and Radames in the original Broadway production.
Scott, I seem to be in need of your assistance, Ororo said as she gracefully as ever walked into Scotts office.
What is it, Ororo? Scott asked with a smile. Ororo had always been kind to the students and always had a kind word for everyone. She was one of the most loved teachers on the school.
As you know Jean will be gone for the next month for a medical conference and we need someone to teach Jeans classes, Ororo said, her voice sounding almost like birdsong because of her faint accent. Scott found himself looking at her with love and wonder in his eyes. Shes so beautiful. The way she moves...the way she talks.. One should think she was of noble blood. That wasnt his thoughts, he was sure of it but before he had time to think it through a new sensation hit him. With the thoughts came also strong feelings. Love being the strongest but fear, anxiety, guilt and pain were present too. And over it all was a burning pain in his mind unlike anything he had ever felt, like his mind was being attacked by several skilled psychics at once. His mind felt like it was on fire and he winced in pain and rubbed his temples in a attempt to clear his clouded mind.
Scott, are you alright? I
Ororo`s worried voice seemed to come from afar. He felt a light touch on his arm and looked down into Ororo´s worried, love filled eyes. She sat by the chair next to him and looked up at him. Her face, her eyes. Suddenly the haze lifted from his mind and everything was clear, crystal-clear.
Aida. Oh, my love. We shouldnt meet. It is dangerous for you. For us both, Radames/Scott said and stroked Ororos cheek.
I know, beloved but I had to see you. I have waited so long, Aida/Ororo said and tears were in her eyes as there were in Radames/Scotts. Gently Radames/Scott wiped them away and bend down and kissed her gently on the lips.
As suddenly as it had begun as suddenly did it end. Scott looked into Ororos surprised eyes and hurried to remove his lips from hers.
I ..I dont know what went into me, Scott said embarrassed. The pain in his head was now only like faint background noise in his mind but it felt no worse than he always felt because of the suns powering of his optic blasts.
I dont know either. You belong to Jean, Ororo said and her voice held confusion and
sadness?? She quickly stood and walked to stand before his deck. Lets just pretend
, she began.
That it never happened? Scott ended for her. Can you really do that, Wind Rider, because I sure cant, Scott thought, his feelings in turmoil. She smiled strained.
What was it about Jeans class? Just mentioning her name made him feel guilty even though he had no reason to. After all he hadnt meant to kiss Ororo. He didnt see her like that. Or did he?? Before he had time to think it through Ororo interrupted his thoughts.
I was wondering if you couldnt teach Jeans classes?
You mean biology and psychology ?! Scott asked shocked. Im not sure Im the best choice
It was either you or Logan and Logan blankly refused Great. He always knows how to get out of tight spots and leave me in them, Scott thought grimly.
Scott had thought a lot about the incident in his office a few days earlier but still hadnt reached a conclusion. It was as if those powerful feelings towards Ororo were yet wasnt his. He had decided to ask the professors advise when he returned from a Senate hearing on mutants in two days.
He stopped before the classroom door. It was his first biology class. Taking a deep breath he entered.
Ok, class. Now settle down, he said and order was restored to the room. Now, lets see whos here Scott looked though Jeans papers. Betsy
Here Scott looked and found a young Japanese woman with a red tattoo down her face. Scott remembered her now. It was something about she had had her body switched or something. He had never had Betsy in any of his classes and when this body switching thing had happened he had been in a coma after a mission had turned out rather ugly.
Remy, John, Bobby, Marie, Kitty, Jubilee
. He continued down the list until he was sure all were present. Jean hasnt left a note about where you are. Can one of you tell me? Scott asked after having searched in vain for a reading and homework list for the next classes. He wrinkled his forehead in annoyance. He was a very organised man and used to having his stuff in order so something like this was irritating.
We were at page 56, Kitty helped him out. Scott nodded his thanks.
Thanks, Kitty. Everyone go to page 56, Scott said and did the same. He nearly died when he say the subject for the next chapter: Sexuality and Reproduction. Im going to kill Logan. I dont know how, but Im sure he knew this, Scott thought darkly. It wasnt that he didnt think the children should hear about this, he just didnt want to be the one to teach them. Mentally preparing himself for a very long day he began teaching.
How did it go? Ororo asked sympathetically but with a gleam in her eyes.
Great. I had countless questions about my sexlife and they nearly knew more about sex and children and everything in between than I did, Scott said darkly. Seeing Ororo again brought back memories of the event in his office.
Ororo, I think we
Before Scott could end his sentence he felt it again. The pain in his head made him buckle over and feelings and sensations not his own overran his system. When he stood up again it was a different man who looked at a different woman.
Aida, beloved. Were together again, Scott/Radames said and took Ororo/Aida in his arms. This time Scott regained control over his body faster than the last time but the feelings were still there. Standing with Ororo in his arms he followed his instincts and bent down and claimed her mouth with his own. When Ororo responded to his kiss, he drew her closer and the kiss deepened. Reluctantly they drew apart when they ran out of breath.
I dont know what has gone into me. I dont know whats real or whats not, Scott admitted confused and still held on to her as if she was the only safe thing in an insane world.
I dream of you in the night, I long for you during the day, he continued and tightened his grip almost painfully around her. Feelings and memories not my own keep invading my mind, Scott said in frustration. He looked down at her white blouse and brown pants.
Like I remember you wearing a simple red dress. It wasnt even a pretty dress but I thought you were the most beautiful woman in the whole palace, Scotts voice sounded far away and was on the brig of changing and his left hand went to his head.
Stay with me, Scott. Remember who you are. Youre Scott Summers. You have never been to a palace, Ororo said in calming tones and stroked his hair.
Then why can I see it inside my head, in colours no less? Scott asked pained but Ororo could give him no answer.
I dont know but I do know that youre not the only one who have had dreams. Ever since our kiss in your office I have seen flashes of memories not my own. I have seen a land of great beauty but in great distress. I have seen my father Scott turned her head towards him as he felt her slipping away from him.
Look at me, he demanded. Ororo turned empty far away eyes towards him.
Ororo, you were an orphan like me. Neither of us remember our parents. Ororo shook her head and light returned to her eyes.
I know but I can still see it, she said confused. What is happening to us? She asked shocked and buried her face at his shoulder.
I dont know, love. I dont know, Scott mumbled and stroked her long silver hair.
But I do know this; I love you with a passion and intensity I can not explain
That is kind of the problem, isnt it? Ororo whispered weakly and lifted her tear-filled eyes to look at him.
We dont know if these feelings we have now are our own or someone elses, she whispered softly.
What ever it is, well face it together, Scott promised.
Just like before, Beloved? Ororo asked and her voice and eyes had taken on the shape of another woman from another time.
Just like before, Scott/Radames promised and planted a soft kiss on the top of her head.
Did you find anything? Scott asked Ororo as she looked through yet another thick history book.
Nothing, she said and let the book fly across the room in frustration. Are you sure we are even searching for the right thing?
Yes. The memories I remember are from ancient Egypt. I
..remember talking to the Pharaoh, Scott answered, a frown indicating he was in deep thought.
Well, then who ever those memories belong to must be somewhere in here, Ororo agreed and indicated the very big library in Xavier`s school.
We just need to find it
It could take days and Im not sure we have that much time. Even now this other womans memories and feelings are overwhelming me. I have trouble remembering whats my memories and whats hers, Ororo warned, panic starting to show in her voice.
I know what you mean, Beloved, Scott agreed and just that one sentence showed his own distress.
I have an idea, Scott proclaimed a little later as they had searched through countless history books without results with still more to go.
What?? Why should I listen to you? After all the injustice you have done to my people and me, you deserve nothing but my contempt, Ororo/Aida sneered and Scott winced and drew back from her. If she could have seen his eyes she would have seen the flicker of pain and guilt her words brought him.
I can never make up for my past deeds. I only hope that you will one day be able to forgive me, Scott/Radames said sadly as Ororo/Aida turned away from him. This time it took a lot of effect and power for Scott to force those images and memories down.
Ororo? He asked softly and lay a hand on her shoulder.
Dont touch me, you murderer, she cried and Scott backed away as if burned. Then her entire posture changed and Ororo reached out a hand to Scott.
Im sorry. I dont know what happened, she said sadly
You have nothing to be sorry about. You were right, Scott admitted and his voice was on the edge of changing but he forced it down.
What was your idea? Ororo asked softly, trying to drive the dark thoughts away from Scott.
You remember the new boy who came last week, the one called Longshot?
Yes Recognition showed in Ororos eyes. Of cause! His mutation is to be lucky
Exactly. If we let him pick a random history book it has to be the one we can use
You just want me to pick a book? Any history book? Longshot asked and looked at all the books laying on the floor in the library. Scott and Ororo nodded.
Very well. He let his glaze sweep quickly over the books. That one. The one with the golden cover, he then said and pointed at it.
Are you certain? Scott asked and picked up the book. The boy had barely looked at the books.
`cause Im sure. Thats the book you need, Longshot answered, sounding a little offended that Scott would think he could not do it.
Thank you, Scott said and Longshot left. Showing the book to Ororo they opened it together at the table. They turned over the pages until;
Thats her! Ororo proclaimed and pointed at a drawing of a beautiful coloured woman in her early twenties. She was wearing a crown and a cape over a fine dress.
I have never seen you in that dress. You look stunning, Scott uttered before he regained control.
Princess Aida, heir to the throne of Nubia. Taken as a slave by Egyptians. Sentenced to death with Captain Radames, Princess Amneris of Egypts fiancée, for treason against Egypt, Ororo read under the picture. Scott turned some more pages and found a picture of Radames.
Captain and explorer Radames, Princess Amneris of Egypts fiancée. Captain Radames led many successful conquests against Egypts neighbours, among them the rich kingdom of Nubia. Radames was the son of the Pharaohs adviser, Zoser, who was executed for the murder of the Pharaoh. Radames was sentenced to death, by the Princess Amneris herself for aiding the captured king of Nubia to escape, together with the captured Princess Aida of Nubia. A rumour tells that Aida and Radames were lovers and that when Amneris gave Radames a chance to escape death if only he married her and let Aida die, he declined and asked only to be buried together with Aida. A wish that it is told the Princess gave him as she let them die in a tomb together. Legend says that their love was so strong that even death could not break it and so their souls will one day meet again, Scott read slowly, tears forming in his eyes.
Are you ok, love? Ororo/Aida asked him concerned.
No, Im not. I was one of them. I truly believed slavery was necessary for our country. I was a fool, his voice was filled with self-hatred and Ororo/Aida lay a calming hand on his shoulder.
You need to let go of your hate and regret. I forgive you. You have changed, she said softly.
But I cant forgive myself. Ever, Scott/Radames said sadly. Scott/Radames sank to his knees in pain as Scott fought to free himself and with a supporting arm from Ororo he got up again when he had won the battle of wills.
You ok? He asked her concerned.
Yes, it usually disappears when it does for you as if Im only here to guide you, Ororo shook the beginning cloud around her mind away.
We really need the Professors help. I dont think I can do this anymore. Im going crazy, Scott said desperately.
Hell be back tomorrow, Ororo said comforting.
I know. I just hope I can endure the guilt until then, he uttered softly, his voice sounding as if he was in anguish.
.So now you know. Can you help us? Scott asked Xavier desperately as he had explained it all to him.
Maybe. It sounds as if these two spirits are very strong and very restless. They have deeds still left undone and feelings not expressed but I`ll try, Xavier said and considered his options. I´ll try driving the spirits out of your bodies but cant I do that I will have to just isolate them, he warned
Just do something. The guilt is driving me over the edge, Scott said desperately. Xavier nodded understanding. Ororo took Scotts hand for support and prepared herself for Xavier´s entry into her mind. She knew he would try to be gentle but she also knew that Aida would fight like a wildcat to stay so she could be with her lover for just a little longer and in Ororos heart she felt sorry for this young woman who had taken the burden of a whole nation on her shoulders and died way before her time.
Prepare yourselves, Xavier warned and Scott leaned over and gave Ororo a quick kiss.
I love you Scott/Radames said in the same moment Xavier entered their minds.
Ahhhhhh Pain ran through Ororo and Scott and forced them to their knees.
Ororo/Aida uttered pained and crumbled up in a ball on the floor from the pain. Scott/Radames lay himself protectively over her even though it did him no good as the source of pain came from within and not without.
Xavier`s attack became more intensive and both Ororo and Scott cried out in agony. It hurt Charles to do this to them but it was the only way if not they were to lose their minds.
Scott/Radames rasped weakly in between harsh breaths.
.. Ororo/Aida uttered weakly and their fingers intertwined before, with a last scream, both lay still.
Scott, Scott wake up A familiar voice made him fight his way back to consciousness. He woke up and was disoriented. He was in a bed in sickbay but only one thought occupied him.
Ororo??? He uttered weakly and his eyes fell on Jeans concerned futures.
Dont worry, shes ok. The professor told me what had happened and how he finally succeeded in driving the spirits from your bodies. Its awful,
Jean said sympathetic. Touching Ororo, loving her, tasting her. Somehow Scott had trouble seeing how that could ever be awful so he said nothing.
Im so glad youre ok. I was so worried, she said and kissed him on the lips and Scott caught himself thinking; I wish it was Ororo.
I´ll let you get some rest, Jean smiled and walked away from his bed.
A few hours later he was up and his first thought was to find Ororo. He found her in his office. He knew that from now on he could never enter the room without remembering, without tasting her lips against his, feeling her against him.
You ok? He asked concerned.
Yeah. And you? She answered and avoided his graze.
An odd silence settled over them.
Well, I guess theres nothing more to be said, Scott said softy. Except, I still love you more than life itself. I dont care if its a left over from Radames or whatever, I still feel it. I know you dont feel the same but I cant help it. I love you!!! He thought as hard as he could but of cause she couldnt pick up his thoughts.
I guess so, she said quietly. I love you but you belong to Jean. Always have and always will. But I will never stop loving you. I understand Aida´s feelings now more than ever for they are my own; I love you!!! She thought desperately as Scott, gallant as ever, opened the door to his office and let her out of his office and out of his heart. Suddenly the air felt colder and Scott felt more alone than ever before.
Goodbye, my heart, my love, he thought and sent his love towards her in his mind and heart, even though he knew it would never reach her.
For the first time ever Ororo felt a shiver as coldness invaded her body and she looked one last time at Scott. They would meet every day, seeing but never touching. She could imagine no greater torture than that.
Goodbye, beloved, goodbye. On a thought and a prayer her feelings flew towards him but never reached him. She was at the end of the corridor and disappeared from Scotts range of vision. The corridor became quit and empty, only the faint sound of crying as hearts were breaking disturbed the stillness of the Mansion.
Sequel to follow if anyone asks for it. Otherwise The End
I hope you survived Helene. I`ll make it up to you.....soon.....*smile*
Please, please. It would mean so much to me.