FIC: Summer's End, 4/?, PG13/R, W/R
- DISCLAIMERS POSTED IN PART 0
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The Massachusetts Academy turned to out be quite a change from Xaviers
school. For one thing, there were a *lot* more students. For another,
only a few of them were actually mutants. Emma Frost was quite genuinely
the headmistress of a very exclusive, very *expensive* private boarding
school. The fact that a smallish percentage of the student body were
actually mutants was one to which the "regular" students were very
carefully kept oblivious.
[Wonder how the hell she manages to hide a whole group of mutants in
plain sight that way? Theyre learning, their control isnt perfect yet,
there have *got* to be accidents and surrounded by all these other
students and teachers, that means witnesses...] Marie pondered the matter
as her classmate and fellow mutant Aurora led her to algebra (like all
the "regular school" classes, shared with the non-mutant students).
Nothing like trying to keep a secret to make one appreciate methods of
[Somehow I dont think Frosty would have the least little problem with
cleaning up after "accidents" by making all the witnesses forget what
they saw,} Inner Logan muttered darkly.
The idea seemed to fit. [Might as well give everyone practice in passing
for "normal" where theres someone around to keep a lid on things when
they mess up,] Rogue figured. [Too bad we gotta sneak around like this,
though. Guess Frosty isnt real big on mutants and humans co-existing
peacefully the way the Professor is.]
[Hmmph. If Chuckies so big on humans and mutants getting along, why does
he hide all the mutie students on the school grounds to look like hes
got a normal school from the outside?] came the voice of subliminal
suspicion, Logan being cynical as ever.
Eriks fainter voice lingering after having been inadvertently brought
to the fore by Emmas meddling the previous day provided the response.
[Because Charles, even with his foolish idealism, has *just* enough
practicality to prefer that his students learn to defend themselves
before he sends them out to play nice with the humans...]
[Cant argue with *that,*] Inner Wolvie grumbled, the idea appealing to
[So I guess the mutants here are just learning to control their powers
and blend in. Probably no superhero stuff.] Responding to Logans firm
approval of the idea of "no superhero stuff," she added, [Just as well.
Im not entirely sure Id want to be on the same side as Emma Frost when
it came down to mutant vigilante action...]
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She Whose Quotations Are Both Exotic and Appropriate
Keeper of his Deadly Startle Reflexes, Guardian and Examiner of the
Adamantium-Revealing X-Rays, and Official Listener for the Occasional
"Getting fired is the best thing that could happen to any of us. That
way, we'd quit treading water and do something with our lives."
-- Tyler Durden, _Fight Club,_ by Chuck Palahniuk
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