FIC: Will the Real Spiderman Please Stand Up? 1/3
- Title: Will the Real Spiderman Please Stand Up?
Summary: Logan reveals the truth about the real Spiderman.
Disclaimer: The Characters belong to Marvel and Fox, not me,,,,, * sigh *
The lyrics belong to The Cure
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Category: Humor and horror, odd combo, but there you have it.
A/N: This is mainly inspired by the Cures Lullaby video, which is creepy
enough to induce nightmares to even the, most veteran horror fan.
Set about 4 years after the first movie.
On candystripe legs the spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
A movement in the corner of the room!
And there is nothing I can do
When I realise with fright
That the spiderman is having me for dinner tonight!
Life at the mansion had been surprisingly easy for Logan to adjust
too. Hed stopped chasing ghosts two years ago, and had finally came back
to the one place he wanted to call home. He knew as well as the next person
did that he didnt come home for Jean. Hed come back for the girl with the
tags. She had also been acclimated to mansion life rather quickly and had
developed close relationships with Jubilee, Kitty, St. John and Bobby among
others. Rogue had had no lack of a social life and had a semi-serious
boyfriend when Logan returned.
He didnt expect her to be waiting for him like a little girl
waiting for her favourite uncle to come home. A quick hi Logan was all he
got from her before she swept out the door with her boyfriend. Scott found
the entire situation funny hed poked jibes at Logan resembling a lovesick
puppy, rather bravely in many mutants opinions. Logan got over it
eventually and settled down into a friendly relationship with Marie. He
wanted more, everyone could see it, even Raymond, Maries boyfriend knew it.
In fact, the only one who seemed oblivious was the object of Logans
Raymond eventually grew deeply jealous over Logan and Maries
friendship. When he gave her an ultimatum, Marie walked away from him and
he was gone from her life. That finally gave Logan the chance to pursue a
romantic relationship with Marie. After nearly a year of chasing her, she
finally consented to date him, and theyd been together ever since. In that
time, Logan had found himself wanting to be near Marie as often as possible.
The untouchable girl had stolen his heart, and for once in his life, he didn
t mind the complications that came with that. Involvement with Marie meant
spending a lot of time with the younger kids the mansion housed. She was a
favourite with nearly every child and Logan was willingly drug along to
several field trips, school functions and camping trips.
He was currently assembling one of the four pup tents that were to
be scattered around the campsite. Marie and he would be settled comfortably
in a four-man tent, but the kids would be in two man tents, as they
requested. The kids were all between 8 and 11 so it was still safe enough
to have the sexes mixed as there were at least two pairs of best friends
that consisted of a girl-boy duo. Marie had already assembled the larger
tent as well as two of the smaller tents before she moved over towards Logan
to assist him.
Face it Logan, theres just some things youre not good
at. Marie grinned as she took in Logan struggling with the tent.
Fair enough darling, he began as he pulled a nearly transparent
scarf from his pocket and kissed her. But I am good at some things he
grinned, leaving Rogue to finish the tents.
That evening as dusk settled, the eight kids and Marie had all
changed into their pyjamas and were settled around the fire roasting, hot
dogs, marshmallows and pickles. The children happily stuffed their face,
chocolate and graham cracker crumbs smudged on most of them until they were
all stuffed. Inevitably, the interest of the kids wavered in the direction
of ghost stories. Ive got one! A little girl named Genavive said
I do too. Jeff cried out.
I want to hear Logan tell a story, Jessyca said shyly.
A chorus of me too followed the girls statement.
What do you say Logan, gonna grace us with a tale? Marie asked
with laughter in her eyes.
Logan returned her smile before setting his face to a more serious
look. I gotta warn you, its scary. Probably too scary. Ah, forget it he
said, getting up and acting like he would leave the circle.
Were brave! We can handle it! A boy shouted.
Please Mr. Logan. Jeff pleaded.
Logan turned around and sat himself back down around the campfire.
Alright, but youve gotta promise that you are not going to come crawling
into our tent if I tell you the story.
We promise! the kids voiced immediately.
This is a true story. Its about me and Marie and Spiderman.
Logan began gravely.
Thats not scary! Spidermans a hero, we saw the movie!
Genevive said in indignation.
You dont know the story about the real Spiderman Logan
The kids were all quiet as Logan dove into the story. Marie and
I had been sent out to investigate a supposed kidnapping. It was one of the
kids from the school, so of course we hurried over.
Logan and Marie crept silently out of the range rover. Theyd
located the caves with relative ease and now it was just a manner of finding
their charge and getting the hell out of there. It was easier said than
done. Neither of them had any experience spelunking and the entrance to the
cave appeared to be a good 45 feet below ground. Not for nothing were they
X-Men. Rogue retrieved a gun from the trunk of the vehicle that would shoot
an anchor to embed into the hardest of rocks. It would leave them a rope to
climb down and an avenue of escape.
Rogue quickly descended into the cave, and was followed by Logan
moments later. They found themselves in pitch darkness. You wanna split
up or stay together down here? Logan asked.
I dont think its such a good idea to split up in a cave. Its
dark, there are probably plenty of holes all over the place, one of us could
trip and get hurt. Rogue said.
Youre just afraid of the bats. Logan teased.
No, I was just trying to save you the trauma of trying to find
yourself around in the dark. We all know youre afraid of it. Remember
that incident with Scott?
Ill get something just as good on him. Logan muttered.
Lets just find her and get out of here Logan. This place gives
me the creeps.
Chicken. Even in the dark, she could see his smirk.
The pair walked in silence for about 70 feet, when Logan slyly
took her hand in his. Rogue turned her flashlight towards him so he could
see the smile on her face. It was a special moment for the new couple, but
an unforgivable moment of weakness for the X-men. Had they been looking,
they would have seen the large figure slowly descend from the roof of the
cave. Welcome to my parlour, said the spider to the flies an unpleasantly
raspy voice hissed.
A shot of tight white binding shot forth and the two X-Men found
themselves meeting the ground .
Annette: We need to talk about Michael
Jackie: Fine. I'll use really small words so you'll be sure to understand
Annette: That won't be good enough!
-'That 70's Show'
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