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Welcome to the Festibility prompts post!

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Thank you for participating! Let the prompts begin!
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From: [personal profile] bliumchik
There is ragged wallpaper beneath his fingers. Scott slides his hand across it till his fingers bump an outcrop of smooth painted wood. Right. Windowsill. He gropes for the catch on the window, silently making yet another mental note to ask Kurt to give him a proper sitrep when he drops Scott off in random places. Kurt's pretty good about it in relation to the battle - right now, for instance, he knows Hank is fighting Toad and the Blob across a pile of rubble from him, Bobby and Rogue teaming up on Pyro on the west side of the street and Jean squaring off against Phantazia between them.

But no, Scott grumbles to himself as the window finally slides open, "Fourth floor, double-hung windows" is apparently too much to ask.

He orients himself towards the battle and sends a query Jean's way. The inhuman screeching from somewhere above indicates that Sauron has just arrived in his Pteranodon form (which Scott expected to happen at some point, or he'd be on the roof).

About time, Medusa, Jean sends with a mental smirk. What happened, Nightcrawler took you out for coffee?

He concentrates on picturing his right hand (a hand that feels twenty-three but looks sixteen, in his head, and will always look sixteen) and raises its middle finger.

She giggles (in his head, which is always slightly alarming). Wanna burn holes in this bitch's ass?

Just point and shoot, O Fearless Leader.

Muscles he didn't even know were tense relax in his neck as the familiar tendrils of Jean's power sink into him, feeling his location. Jean, who stood by him when Logan wanted him off the team. Who was the first one to convince him to open his eyes. Who is still the only one he really trusts to make sure anything he incinerates is evil or inanimate. God, he wishes he knew what she looks like.

Gotcha, she says, turning his head down and a few degrees to the right. I'm holding her off for now, we need to rescue Hank. Fire in three!

Scott smiles as he starts counting off - her command voice has improved drastically. She was never comfortable leading the X-Men in the field at such a young age, and he hadn't helped at the start, constantly second-guessing her strategy - it was so frustrating, having the instinct and the confidence of a born leader but being unable to fulfill his potential. He couldn't make split-second decisions when he relied so heavily on an oral report or, at best, a telepathic infodump from Jean or the Professor. And on top of that, guilt and fear, constant fear of killing someone just by looking at them. He'd taken it out on her. He'd taken it out on everyone. He wasn't proud of it.

Still, they worked through it. He eventually settled into "strategic advisor and artillery" with some form of dignity intact. There is still that rising terror when his eyelids quiver, but he tells himself, Jean's got me. And Jean's got him.

FIRE!

Scott opens his eyes.
futuransky: Romaine Brooks self-portrait with Lila Futuransky superimposed. (Default)
From: [personal profile] futuransky
Eeeee, thank you! I love this so much, and it's totally how I had been imagining the X-Men would work in that situation.

Loved Jean calling him Medusa. :)
bliumchik: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bliumchik
Thanks! I enjoy switching codenames around in AUs :D
were_duck: smiling Uhura from Star Trek XI (Uhura smiling)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
This was really awesome! I like the changes you made in his relationships to the others, it makes sense while leaving that sense of Team intact.
katta: Photo of Diane from Jake 2.0 with Jake's face showing on the computer monitor behind her, and the text Talk geeky to me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] katta
Very awesome. I love a good what-if, and your description of team dynamics here is highly believable and interesting.
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From: [personal profile] bewize
I really enjoyed the way Scott struggled with his desires to lead the team and balancing it with learning to trust Jean. What an interesting AU.
lilacsigil: Jean Grey, Marvel Comics, "On Fire" (phoenix fire)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Great team dynamic and I loved the way they shared information. Keeping Scott as heavy artillery makes a lot of sense, but I found it very interesting the way his control-freak tendencies warred with his particular disability, even though he's probably got a better understanding of the situation than he would with his own eyes.
bliumchik: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bliumchik
Thanks :) I figured even telepathic infodump would have a delay that could be deadly in the field. It would just remove physical speech-speed barriers.
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
That was....awesome. //sniffles
brightknightie: Nick's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)
From: [personal profile] brightknightie
Medusa! :-) Such a cool flourish. Good work!

>"...having the instinct and the confidence of a born leader but..."

I really enjoyed experiencing Scott's ultra-responsible, older-brother, born-leader side -- the essence of the character -- rechanneled but unchanged by the absence of the ruby quartz.

On reflection -- triggered by "God, he wishes he knew what she looks like." -- my mind went to that unforgettable canonical moment on the mesa when Phoenix -- with far too much power; how creepy it becomes in retrospect that this was how and when the excess Phoenix Force power first obviously manifested -- held back his eye-blasts. In this AU you've created, I imagine the parallel of that moment, and it's even more touching, and even more creepy.

Thank you very much for sharing.

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