My Floof bunnies have been howling at me since CLIMB
THE WIND, so Scott gets his happy ending, at last.
This is a crossover I've wanted to write since I saw
the X-Men movie. My apologies to OTL if crosses
aren't done; the FAQ wasn't clear. It is X-Men, and
it does take from Scott's comics background as well as
the film. But since the FAQ didn't say, this initial
note is all I'll post on OTL until/unless the
listmommy says okay.
As always, URL links are included for those who prefer
pretty HTML and images. You all know how much I like
illustrations. <g> The main short fiction page by
which you can get to the whole story:
This one is for Naomi, for all her hard work. Mulder
and Cyke in one story.
CASE X-1743: Unresolved
An X-Files / X-Men Movie Crossover
SUMMARY: In 1996, Mulder and Scully investigated a
case wherein a teenager reputedly pulverized the wall
of his high school bathroom while at his senior prom,
�with red beams that came out of his eyes.� There
were multiple eye-witnesses. The boy subsequently
went missing before he could be questioned. Case,
unresolved. In the spring of 2005, Senate hearings
convened in Washington, DC, for Senator Kelly�s Mutant
Registration Act. Dr. Jean Grey testifies in
opposition to Kelly on the senate floor. But it�s not
the lovely doctor who gets Mulder�s attention . . . .
WARNINGS: None. Safe as the movie was for younger
readers, and a good deal less violent.
CROSS-OVER DETAILS: YOU CAN read this story without
extensive current knowledge of the X-Files or the
X-Men, although if you don't know who Mulder and
Scully are, or why they were in the basement of the
Hoover building, bail now. Otherwise, all that you
need to know is below, or contained within the story
X-FILES DETAILS: This is an old-fashioned X File. As
such, it's not dependent on the larger series mytharc.
But there are a few things that one can't avoid. If we
assume that events in the X-Men film occur (as it
says) "in the not too distant future," then I must
extrapolate from the X-Files season (2001). My
solution is not to guess too much. Seemed safest. But
the following details are important:
1) There are three people on the X-Files after 2001 -�
but Mulder is no longer one of them. He was drummed
out of the FBI in season 8. The current agents
assigned to the X-Files are John Doggett, Monica
Reyes, and Dana Scully (part time). Yet Reyes isn't in
this tale, and Doggett only briefly. And yes, dammit,
I LIKE Doggett. He gets only a small cameo in Part II
because he doesn�t fit into the story. This is a
Mulder-Scully X-File, though readers do need to know
that by Part II, Mulder is no longer an FBI agent.
2) Also, Scully had a baby at the end of season 8,
which is apparently Mulder's, although that was never
spelled out in so many words. I've assumed here that
the two did marry at some point after 2001.
Naturally, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships
among the X-Files crowd will have altered somewhat in
the four years between the events of the 2001 season,
and the events in Part II of this story.
X-MEN DETAILS: Anyone who's seen the film should be
able to follow this, but a few points for clarity:
1) Events here are prior to or consanguineous with the
early scenes of the movie. That means Rogue and Logan
have not yet arrived at the mansion and do not appear
in this story. As in my "Five Pounds," I follow COMIC
canon, which makes Cyclops an orphan. The basic tale
of Scott's foster parents is a MUCH modified version
of the comic short "Little Boy Lost" (with thanks to
Pugui for putting it on the Red Shades archive). As
comic fans know, Scott spent years at an orphanage in
2) Despite this Scott-as-orphan take, I do follow the
movie novelization in which Scott's power manifested
at his senior prom. The scene in the screenplay used
for the novel was not filmed, but everything you need
to know about it is related in the story. (Yes, I let
Selena grow up in "Goddess of the Moon," but this is
Selena as she was at seventeen.) And Cyke's eyes are
blue in movieverse because Marsden's are. Sorry. ;>
3) The snippet of initial dialogue at the beginning of
Part II is taken directly from the beginning of X-Men:
The Movie. Images come from a variety of sources,
please see my Links page.
A LAST NOTE: fosterage is easy to demonize. But there
are good foster parents, as well as bad ones. And not
all foster kids are trouble. This story is dedicated
to the foster parents who do it for all the right
DISCLAIMER: The X-Files belongs to Fox and Chris
Carter, Mulder to David Duchovny and Scully to Gillian
Anderson. The X-Men belongs to Marvel and Fox, James
Marsden has made Cyclops his own, Famke Janssen played
Jean Grey, and the amazing Patrick Stewart has brought
to life Professor X.
PART I to follow, posted in two sections for reasons
of length (1a/2, 1b/2).
PART II will be posted in a few days.
FEEBACK is *always* welcome. :-)
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