Characters: Scott Summers, Remy Lebeau Summers, Alex Summers, Adam Darr
Summers; (also Rogue/Marie D'Acanto, Warren Worthington, Bobby Drake,
Jubilation Lee, Piotr Rasputin, Logan/Wolverine, Ororo Munroe, Charles
Xavier, the partridge in the pear tree, and the kitchen sink).
Rating: Teen/Mature (lots of strong language)
Summary: Someone is after the Summers brothers. The bad news is they've
already succeeded in taking Adam. The worse news is that Scott, Remy, and
Alex have to work together to save him. And you thought the Brady Bunch was
I had so much fun with the friendship between movieverse Remy and Scott in
Prodigals (found at http://www.madweasel.com/kattsaerie/prodigals.html)
I hitched it up a notch. Of course, you can't say "Summers brothers" without
bringing Alex/Havok along. By the time I starting sketching out the
relationships between those three, Adam-X/the X-treme threw himself into the
plot and wouldn't let go.
Thus, "Elemental" was born.
The novel tie-in to X1 first presented Scott Summers having some
girl-trouble at prom (Incidentally, the novel also spells this section
"prolog" which makes me twitch as much as the word "tyre). Nothing about
being orphanned or living in the streets.
Of course, it didn't say anything about brothers either and pretty much
lambasted the Jean-Scott age difference with "1986" printed clearly before
the prom scene, but I claim my right as a fanficcer to pick and choose
"Elemental" begins early in the summer of 2005 (thanks for the tip about
Senate hearings, Minisinoo!), three months after Jean Grey's death *cough*.
I've chosen to ignore Hurricane Katrina, not because I want to forget it
happened. I will admit to thinking "Oh! Plot point!" but mashed the
temptation down; I feel it's too soon to include it in a piece of
entertainment. Also, I would like to emphasize that the portrayal of
Christopher Summers is not meant to represent all those who work for the air
Much thanks to my betas, E and fyrechilde, as well as everyone who said that
writing a Big Story With Premeditated Plot isn't as scary as it sounded. The