Ficlet: Dare to dream
- Title: Dare to dream
Rating: PG I think, (R/L) , O
Series: Stand alone
Setting: 5 years after movie events.
Summary: What is reality? Insert your own
summary if you wish.
Bit of a silly fic, Rogue's discussion with Storm after Wolverine is
injured in battle.
Archive: Yes, however if you could let me know where it would be nice.
Disclaimer: The characters from X-Men belong to Marvel Comics and
Twentieth Century Fox
Pictures. This story is for entertainment purposes only and no copyright
infringement is intended.
Feedback: All feedback will be welcomed.
"You know, sometimes I wonder ..." Marie said as she stared at the night
Ororo broke her gaze from where they were lying and watching the night
pass to look at the newest member of the team.
"Sometimes I wonder if things were meant to happen this way ... the
world with its troubles, life here at the mansion ... this bond that I
share with Logan ..." Marie said, continuing to stare at the stars.
"Some believe in destiny, other believe our lives are what we make them
to be." Ororo replied softly, not wanting to break the tranquillity of
their outdoor setting.
The two of them continued to stare up at the heavens until finally Marie
said. "I think Logan would fit into the latter ... I can't see him
believing that he is not in control of his life."
"Nor would he have in any other way." She allowed herself a faint smile,
Ororo thought of their mutual friend.
"So what do you think Ororo?" Marie turned to her friend and asked.
Ororo paused before saying "Most of the time I believe that we have to
be create our own destiny, especially since it is what we have been
trying to do here with the professor. In the hope that one day we may
all live in peace. Why do you ask?"
"Last night, after coming back from the visit to the infirmary I held
this crazy hope that perhaps this was all a dream, but it is not is
it?" Marie trembled slightly, more from the chill than from the fear
she felt in the infirmary.
"Maybe if we dare to dream ..." Ororo left her sentence hanging. There
was no need to finish it, they both knew the stakes. "It would be nice
to know how this tale ends and for all our sakes I hope we get the
ending we need. Thre are sometimes when I wonder if we are just
characters in a novel. Written by beings we can't comprehend, for their
enjoyment ... well, even if it were the case, we could never know of
"If we are characters, I don't like the anguish that who ever it is, is
putting us through. There is already too much pain as it is right now
..." Rogue sighed from frustration.
"Perhaps it give them pain in a pleasurable way. Let's them know what
is like to crave something and have it snatched away before their very
"Hmp! - and what thanks do we get for providing them with their
emotional release? Have us going at each other like bunnies?"
"I recall you had no problems with that the other night. The two of you
were deliriously happy even when the two of you somehow managed break
through our dividing wall. Unintentional as it might have seen." Ororo
managed to smile at that thought. The look on the faces of her friends
was priceless, after they had realised what that there was a third
person in the room.
"Oh ... I'm ... I" Marie tried to turn from her friend as her face
began to glow then giggles started to erupt. Then suddenly she sank
back into Ororo for support. "I hope he's all right."
"I'm sorry ... perhaps that was not the time to bring that up." Ororo
brought her hands up to comfort the young girl.
"No, don't be ... he survived my touch twice, so this is probably a walk
in the park for him. Besides you've the only one who has been able to
cheer me up." Marie said trying her best to stay positive.
"So, do you think they actually watch ...?" Marie asked coyly
Ororo laughed before pausing to consider what Marie had said. "Probably
... since we're already acting out their fantasies for them."
"I bet you they do ... and they will get all hot and bothered as well."
Ororo shook her head and asked her, "Are you volunteering to march up to
an omnipotent being and ask them that? If you do, tell me for I
wouldn't miss that for the world if you did."
"You know, I've heard rumours that such a thing has been done before."
"What, giving them a piece of your mind? You do not by any chance refer
to a tavern of some sort where great being get together to discuss what
they should write next about our lives?" Ororo asked, surprised that
Marie would have come across such a tale.
"Yep, that one."
"I doubt it really exist, but if it does it is probably not for mere
mortals like us."
They stayed silent for the next few minutes just enjoying each others
company and perhaps hoping that things were taking a turn for the
"It would be nice to know this ends though, as you said." Marie finally
said, breaking the silence
"It would." Ororo said. "Come, I think it's time we went back inside
... tomorrow will be a long day."
The other woman nodded before joining her friend in walking back to the
Fade to black ...
So ... what do you think?
1) This shot fic was partly inspired by Kielle's Subreality Café after I
stumbled across it and found the concept rather intriguing to say the
2) Sometimes I wonder why we write and read fanfic - just thought I'd
try my hand and see if I could make some small sense of a tiny part of
"Who is this? This is me. Who am I? I am I. This object that is myself,
that which forms what is me." - Ayanami Rei.
"I've learned from observing that humans sometimes require
a...pretext...for being intimate with one another." - Seven of Nine