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.
Written for my Paranormal25 Prompt Table #25
"What the fuck
is going on?" Logan snarled, the alarms loud and annoying and sending the students into a panic as they rushed around, heading to the many different panic rooms situated in the school.
"That's what I
would like to know." John growled, grabbing Chloe and pulling her back towards him, glaring at Clark, his clenched fist bursting into flames. "The next time you think about groping my woman I'll barbecue you alive, you got that, asshole?"
"John! Stop it!" Chloe snapped, pulling her hand from his.
"Try and fucking stop me!" John turned and glared at her. "I am not letting the guy my girl
used to be all stupid
over just waltz back up in here and act like she's his to grope
Chloe blinked as she looked up at John, eyes wide. "How did you know-?"
"I saw your memories and fears, remember?" John hissed at her, looking away, a flash of insecurity surprisingly visible on his face as he ran a hand over his hair. "I saw you two kiss, I know
how important this jerk off was to you." Determination steeled his features as he turned to her once more. "And I don't fucking care, okay? You're mine
was the one who took care of you. I
was the one who trained you. It's my
color that appeared in your hair before any other. You're mine
Chloe was so shocked.
John-----John wasn't one for emotions.
And today, in the span of so little amount of time, he'd shown so many.
And while she really wanted to punch him for the way he was acting, as if she was his property, Chloe knew that this was the only way John knew how to show he cared. It was very fucked up, she easily admitted to it, but this was John telling her he loved her and he refused to back down and let someone else try and woo her away from him.
It was sweet.
In a John-ish kinda way.
"What exactly is going on?" Clark asked, looking confused and not sure if he should be defending Chloe or butting out or what.
"Who are you and why are the alarms tripped?" Logan wanted to know.
Clark looked around him, suddenly sheepish. "Where exactly am I?"
Logan raised an eyebrow.
"Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters." Chloe supplied to answer for her best friend. "It's a school for mutants."
Clark's eyes widened and he nodded in understanding. "Oh
Lois cleared her throat and stepped out in front of Clark, grinning up at Logan, hand outstretched. "Lois Lane, Daily Planet, gorgeous and single older cousin of Chloe Sullivan."
"Sullivan?" Logan asked in confusion, giving Chloe a look before reaching out and shaking Lois' hand. "I'm Logan."
"And this is Clark Kent, son of Senator Kent." Lois announced offhandedly, motioning to the man behind her.
John's eyes widened.
So did Logan's. "Senator Martha
Kent?" He looked between them both. "She's one of the Senators that pushed the hardest for mutants to be given equal rights as normal humans."
"Of course she was." Lois grinned brightly. "She's a firm believer that even if one mightn't be human, it doesn't mean that they are different and that they deserve to be treated right and given the same rights as everyone else."
John looked between Clark and Lois oddly.
"Bobby! What's going on? Are we under attack?" Kitty Pryde hurried to the forgotten Bobby.
He shook his head, not really paying attention to her, before walking away, his clenched fists covered in ice.
Kitty watched him go, a confused look on her face, before following.
Logan went to a portrait on the wall and glared at it. "Turn the fucking alarm off!"
Lois looked at him in confusion before turning to Chloe. "He does
know that that's a portrait and not a real person, right?"
The alarm and the blinking lights suddenly stopped.
Lois blinked, going pale. "The portrait has powers."
"Try the eyes actually being cameras and the ears actually hiding microphones." John rolled his eyes.
"Oh." Lois' cheeks colored. "I knew that."
"Course you did." John snorted, folding his arms over his chest.
Lois glared at him.
John sneered at her.
Clark just watched them in confusion.
Chloe sighed and leaned her head against John's arm.
Distracted, John turned to look at her, slipping his arm around her waist and pulling her into his warmth.
Chloe smiled up at him, reaching up to grab his chin softly and give it a tender shake.
John glared down at her, but there was no heat in his eyes, and his lips were twitching upwards despite his valiant efforts to look annoyed.
"Miss Lane, I am sorry for the wait."
Everyone turned at the voice, to see Storm standing there elegantly, smiling. "I have heard that you...have found our dear Chloe."
Lois smiled, going to shake Storm's hand. "Thank you for taking care of Chloe while she was lost."
"To be truthful," Storm smiled at the other woman. "We weren't the ones taking care of her the majority of the time. John," she ignored John's flinch at his human name. "And the brotherhood looked out for her until she came to us."
Lois turned to look at John curiously.
"Come, we can have our interview in my office." Storm smiled to Lois before turning to Wolverine. "Logan, please escort Pyro
to his training session."
"I've told you once and I've told you a million times, Storm." John glared at her. "I am not your student anymore! You can't order me around and treat me like a kid!"
Talking about age...now that Chloe remembered everything...she realized she was a little older than Pyro.
The thought made her pause.
Logan snorted. "Bobby's probably right anyway. Hothead's probably rusty and can't handle the Simulation room."
It was the wrong thing to say.
Or maybe it was the right thing to say.
Pyro turned on Logan. "Bring it on old man. I can take you down and all your stupid little simulations as well."
say." Logan snorted, not seeming to believe this. "You've always been pure mouth, no flame."
"Oh I'll show you
flame." John snarled, before turning to Chloe. "I'll be back babe." Giving her a deep kiss that nearly buckled her knees, John finally let go and then stormed after Logan, arguing with the older mutant the whole way.
Only when he was out of hearing, did Lois take her impressed gaze off of Logan. "Oh, he's good
"Logan has a way of knowing how to handle the difficult ones." Ororo agreed amiably before leading Lois away for the interview.
Chloe smiled to Clark, going to wrap an arm around his. "How about a tour?"
He smiled down at her. "I have a feeling we have a lot to catch up with."
"Oh, we do.
" And with that, they started walking down the hallway.