Fic: Lives and Fortunes, Chapter 0 of 10
- Lives and Fortunes - Series Notes
Series Title: Lives and Fortunes
Summary: The X-Men are adjusting to a world without Charles Xavier. Scott is
growing into his new role. Jean-Paul has joined the X-Men full time and he and
Adam are back together. Then an enemy they thought was long gone strikes.
Characters and Pairings: Various characters appear in this series, both canon
and original. The main pairings are Scott/Logan and Jean-Paul/Adam Greenfield
(an original character).
Rating: This series is intended for an adult readership. It contains graphic
descriptions of sexual activity and deals with adult relationships and concerns.
Format: A story series expected to be 10 stories and about 25,000 words.
Scenario/Sequel/Series: X1 Movieverse, although much has happened since the
movie. This series was written well after X2, but does not attempt to include
the events portrayed in that film. I attempt only to be consistent with the
first movie and my previous fiction.
Lives and Fortunes begins a few months after the events depicted in Past and to
Come. In my timeline, the “not so distant future” of the movie (released in
2000) is the year 2006. This series takes place during 2014.
Brief biographies of the main characters, both canon and original, are
available, to make it easier for those coming in well into the story. They can
be found here.
The characters, situations and events in Lives and Fortuns are consistent with
those portrayed in my previous stories and series:
Anything Can Happen
I Know What You Are
We’re Not What You Think
What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
Night and Day
Different from All Other Nights
Chips Cashed In
A Time for Every Purpose
What's Past is Prologue
Past and To Come
All of these are available, with illustrations, on my website at
Note on Character Origins: As covered in some of my previous fiction, my version
of Cyclops has neither the origin story of the comic books nor that of the movie
novelization. His back story is one of my own devising. It is covered
extensively in Canadian Nights, Commencement and Chips Cashed In, and is
revisited and expanded upon in What’s Past is Prologue and in Past and To Come.
It preserves the comics convention of the Summers brothers having a complicated
and difficult relationship, but the reasons for both the complexity and the
difficulty are specific to my fiction and are not an attempt to reproduce their
comic book history.
Disclaimer: The X-Men and Alpha Flight belong to Marvel. The movie belongs to
Fox. Adam, Miriam, and Ezra, and assorted other characters are the products of
my fevered imagination. The 92d Street Y is a great place and as far as I know
no violence has happened there. Scott and Logan feel a little bit like they're
mine, too, since I've been borrowing them for so long.
Feedback: Oh, yes! I love feedback. Please comment on the chapters as published
in my livejournal, review the stories on my website, or send me email at
Archiving: Sure, just ask. Alternative file formats available upon request.
Additional Information: Most of my characters — as Magneto points out in the
movie — live in a school. My version of Cyclops is an English teacher and tends
to think in literary terms about events around him. Consequently, my fiction
includes a lot of literary quotes and allusions. It has been my practice to
publish a literature guide providing supplemental information on literature
quoted in each series, along with URLs for the complete works, if available. The
guide for Lives and Fortunes will be posted after the stories themselves. It
contains spoilers so should be read after the series. As is my occasional
practice, the file contains information not only on literature referenced but
also on some issues raised in the series.
A Note On Posting Works in Progress: I'm starting to post this without having
finished the whole series. I don't usually do that, but I'm having trouble
finishing this one and hoping this will kick start the finishing. I am having my
chapters betad and revising and copyediting before posting.
Mofic Website: http://mo.fandomnation.com/fic/