Title: Playing WIth Fire
Pairing: Chloe/Pyro, Rogue/Warren
Sequel to: The Battle
Universe: Xville Series
Disclaimer: Don't Own
Summary: A couple of weeks have passed, Chloe loves it at Xavier's School for Youngsters, Pyro doesn't. He also doesn't feel threatened by Bobby's interest in Chloe...but when Chloe's past catches up with her, he starts to lose his cool.
A/N: In this universe John can create fire, though he keeps his Zippo for sentimental reasons (though he will never admit to it), and Lois knows both Chloe and Clark's secrets.
A/N2: I've been informed that Chloe's and Lois' MOTHERS were sisters...but for this to work...just pretend that Moira and Sam are the ones related instead. Thank you.
Written for my Paranormal25 Prompt Table #25
"Chloe!" A couple of the younger kids waved as they saw her.
The blonde mutant with the red and blue streaks in her hair smiled, waving back. It'd been a couple of weeks since she'd come to live in Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, and she'd come to feel at peace and at home there. She couldn't remember much about her life before John had found her, only vague memories of being experimented on...and then life in the Brotherhood had been intense and not very 'homey'...but life here...life was good.
If only she could get Pyro to agree.
St. John Allerdyce, her lover, had once studied in this school before leaving to join sides with Magneto.
And he still wasn't happy here.
Chloe felt guilty, because she knew the only reason he was still here was because of her.
He hated it here.
Hated the people here.
Hated the memories.
Most of all, he hated Bobby Drake...which was ironic considering Rogue had told Chloe all about the stories of how Bobby and John had once been very good friends. The pretty girl with the white streaks framing her face didn't quite like or had forgiven John for leaving them to join their enemies, but her boyfriend Warren had struck up a surprising friendship with the pyromaniac, and Rogue and Chloe were fast becoming best friends...so the brunette tolerated John's existence while John tolerated hers. Chloe and Warren tolerated the passive hostility between their partners and best friends, and Warren didn't let it stop him from becoming the closest thing to John's new best friend. Both males were extremely proud of their powers, of being mutants, and both wouldn't let anyone try to make them feel less because of it. Only thing was that Warren didn't hate normal people like John did, and the winged mutant had helped John temper down somewhat.
Of that Chloe was relieved.
Because, well, she wanted to stay.
Ororo Munroe, Principal of the school since its founder, Charles Xavier had been killed by Phoenix before Chloe met her, had offered Chloe the chance to hone her abilities, a home, and a future teaching the children there if she so wanted to.
And she was considering it.
Which was why she was accepting different little responsibilities in the school, helping out whenever she could.
A reporter from a mutant-friendly newspaper was waiting outside the gates to have an interview with Ororo, and since it was early Storm was a little busy right now having a conference with the teachers...and Logan, who taught part time, was off somewhere doing something that Ororo would probably scold him about later for. So Chloe had agreed to go meet the reporter and keep the human entertained until Ororo could have the meeting.
Smiling at the camera by the gates as it opened, Chloe turned her smile on the reporter, who'd been sitting on the hood of a pristine 78 camaro. "Hello, and welcome to Xavier's School for Gift Youngsters. Ms. Munroe is currently in meetings right now, so I'll be giving you a tour of the facility in the meanwhile." She held out her hand. "I'm Chloe Addams."
?" The woman slid off the hood of the camaro, eyes wide.
Chloe's smile faltered for a second before it regained confidence. "Yes, my name is Chloe. You must be Ms...Lane if I remember right."
The woman's eyes were filling with tears. "Chloe!" And then she'd rushed Chloe and flung her arms around her, hugging her tightly as she cried. "I knew you were alive! I knew it!
Chloe's eyes widened and she didn't know what to do, whether to hug this woman or not. "I-do I know you?"
"You don't remember." The woman pulled away and gave Chloe a shaky smile, wiping at her tears. "We kinda guessed that that was the reason why you hadn't come back to us."
"Us?" Chloe frowned, feeling her chest constrict.
This...this woman knew her.
She knew her from before Chloe had tried getting the Cure, from before she'd lost all her memories.
"I'm Lois Lane." The brunette smiled. "Your cousin."
Chloe's eyes widened. "I-my cousin
Lois nodded. "I knew you hadn't died in that blast." She was grinning brightly, so genuinely happy. "I knew that if you'd survived that first blast at the safe house, that this one wouldn't have been any different."
She'd been in another explosion other than the one in the building giving out the Cure?
"Are you-?" Chloe frowned.
"A mutant?" Lois asked, seeming to read her mind. "No. You-you're a mutant because of some meteor rocks. It's not genetic."
"That's not true." Chloe frowned. "I have been mutated by the meteor rock, yes, but I also have the x-gene. It's hereditary." Her eyes narrowed. "Are you related to me through my mother or father?"
Lois seemed to have been kicked in the stomach by that revelation. "Your mother and my father are brother and sister."
Chloe took in a deep breath. "The x-gene is passed down by the father, but it doesn't really matter whose side you're related to me through, I just wanted to know if it was your father or mother...both of my parents were mutants and if your father is related to my mother, then he has the X-gene in him, even if it hasn't been activated. Which means that, even if you don't have a power, you have the X-gene in you too, and if you have a brother, one of his kids has a chance of being born a mutant."
Lois' eyes widened. "What?"
Chloe looked at the woman who claimed to be her cousin.
This woman could be lying.
She could be a part of that fanatical group that'd experimented on her.
But it was Lois' eyes that Chloe found hard to distrust.
The woman's eyes were terribly expressive, and emotive.C'mon Big Cuz, don't give me those eyes.
Chloe blinked, that thought having shocked her.
It'd seemed normal.
"What...did I call you? Other than Lois?"
Lois looked up at her, still a little shell-shocked. "Big Cuz...I call you Baby Cuz."Baby Cuz
Those two words stung Chloe's eyes, and she brought her hand to her cheeks, feeling the tears that'd fallen.
She was reacting so strongly to those words.
Lois smiled shakily, eyes going moist.
The two women looked at each other.
"Big Cuz." Chloe tried the words on her lips.
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"What are you doing here?"
John looked up from where he'd been sitting under the tree by himself, flipping the lid of his Zippo open and closed. He sighed, unimpressed by the scowl the Conformed girl was giving him. She'd lost all respect from him when she'd gotten rid of her power just so she could get down and dirty with a guy she hadn't even lasted much longer with after taking the Cure. Instead she'd somehow gotten Warren to fall in love with her, and was once more forced onto John due to his...tolerance of the winged mutant...and her unfortunate friendship with his woman.
If anything, he only tolerated the friendship between her and Chloe because that would make things awkward for Icicle Dick to get close to her...being that Rogue was the girl he'd been dating before his interest in Chloe. And Chloe, well, she was a faithful creature, and it'd take a lot for her to show interest in the ex of someone she considered a friend.
So basically it meant that Bobby was screwed.
Not that John was insecure.
He just detested Bobby Drake, and wouldn't put it passed the ice mutant to try and get around his woman.
Bobby was insane if he thought John was going to let him and his frozen sperm anywhere near Chloe.
John didn't care that all the other mutants whose powers were element-based had dreamed of Chloe from their puberty, and that they all, on some level or the other, wanted her.
She was his
His colors had manifested themselves on her hair first
He growled, remembering the ice blue that had joined the fiery red on that golden head.
Her mutation found Bobby powerful enough to be her potential mate.
And John was admittedly furious at Chloe and her mutation for that, but if there was anything Pyro enjoyed, it was showing Ice Man up.
And he was going to show Chloe and her mutation just how superior he was to Ice Dick.
And really, what woman wanted something cold in her bed when she could have someone who set the sheets on fire?
Sometimes even literally.
"St. John Allerdyce!" Rogue snapped. "You're not even listening to me!"
John glared up at her, his fist igniting. "Don't fucking call me that!
Chloe was the only one who got away with calling him by his human name.No one else
Warren walked up behind his seething girlfriend. "What are you doing here?"
"Trying to rest." Pyro snapped, pissed off that Marie had messed up his day so far. "Get your girlfriend off my case."
"I'm not on your case you moron
." Rogue glared. "I just thought since Chloe is the only one other than yourself that you seem to give a rat's ass about
that you'd want to be with her right now!"
John frowned, turning to her, the fire in his fist dying. "Something's wrong with Chloe?"
Rogue threw her hands up in the air and stormed away.
Warren watched his girlfriend leave with fond amusement before turning to Pyro. "Do you have to be such a bastard with her?"
"She started it." John stood, brushing himself off. "What was she saying about Chloe? Did something happen?"
"That's why we came looking for you." Warren sighed, running his hand over his blonde hair. "The reporter that came to interview Storm? She's Chloe's cousin."
John's world came to a stop as unholy fear entered him. "What
"And from what I heard, she's with the doc...and she's remembering. But-."
Pyro didn't hear the rest of what Warren had said.
He was already making his way towards the infirmary.
He'd known that there was no way he could lose to Bobby Drake.
But this unnamed woman who had a prior claim on his Chloe.
She posed a threat.
And St. John Allerdyce did not
take well to threats.