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Jul. 26th, 2006 | 02:34 pm
posted by: mayachain in dry_ice

Title: Gazette Day
Author: mayachain (mayachain)
Rating: PG-13 for minor swearing
Pairing: we all know there's more, so let's settle for gen.
Summary: Doing post-X2 wishful thinking again. Someone posts a letter in a local newspaper, which triggers other letters.
Part I in the Most Wanted Series.


Gazette Day


Open letter to Mr and Mrs Drake
by St.John Allerdyce

Since I'm the mutant teenager who set fire to your house, you probably remember me. I'm writing to you to remind you of a few facts you need to appreciate the situation.
We were not breaking into your house, we were fleeing to a place your son considered remotely safe from what even the President has admitted was unjustified government persecution. At no point of our visit were you threatened by us. Compared to how my folks reacted when they found out about me, I thought the mutation conversation you had with Bobby was fairly civilized. If you'd just fucking let us wait quietly until Ms.Grey picked us up, nothing would have happened.
So why was the police called? And why did that fucking cop have to shoot Mr.Logan? I had to get us out. What I did was some serious arson, and plenty of cops got burned, but what would have happened to us if I hadn't?
So I wanted to apologize for setting fire to your house. Only not.


****

Open letter to the readers of the Boston Gazette
by William and Madeline Drake

We would hereby like to declare that we have no idea why our family has been addressed in such a despicable manner. The tragedy that occurred on our front porch was caused by a lunatic fire mutant indulging in his pleasure to destroy, as is the nature of such creatures.
There are not, and have never been, any mutants in our family.


****

Open letter to William and Madeline Drake
by Robert Drake

Mom, Dad,
I've thought it before, but I never thought I'd actually ever have to say this: You're full of shit. No mutants in your family? Right then. So much for you still loving me. I suppose this means you're not interested in what happened after we left and how I almost died, twice.
I'm not gonna waste the last words I'm ever gonna say to you or Ronnie repeating what John already said. I just ask you to read his letter again, and realize that none of the events leading up to the explosions were his fault. None of it was John's fault.
You hear that, John? So you scared me. Big deal. Like that never happened before. No-one's mad at you, 'cept my parents, and we've already established they're hypocritic idiots and don't count. Come home.


* *

Open letter to St.John Allerdyce

John,
Bobby misses you. He doesn't say anything to me, but since you left, he hasn't been the same. It's nothing to do with us being attacked or his parents or Dr.Grey dying. I got enough of you to know that, and I got enough of him. Please come home.
- Rogue

* *

Open letter to St.John Allerdyce
by Jubilation Lee

Hey Pyro,
Just so you know, me an' Bobby an' Kit an' Rogue would've come chasin' after you already if it wasn't for the little ones getting hysterical fits if someone so much as leaves to go to the bathroom.
Everyone's a fucking zombie here. If you don't come home, you'll be responsible for me dying of boredom.


* *

Open letter to St.John Allerdyce
by Scott Summers

St.John,
I promised you on the day you got here that you would be safe. I am sorry the attack on our school meant I failed to keep that promise. I agree if you find this sounds weak, but I'll repeat to you what I've since promised the other students: Upgraded security, to the very best of our abilities.
St.John, your fellow students need you. If you chose to return, which Ms.Monroe, Professor Xavier and I sincerely hope you will, your room will be waiting.
Regarding your behavior at the Drake's house: There will be lectures. You'll survive lectures. This is still your home.


* *


John,
If I've just phased into the newspaper printing room and clandestinely posted four letters for nothing, I will be mad.
- Kit




ETA: Continued in Most Wanted

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Accident-Prone Ninja-in-Training

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from: asinnerofsorts
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
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That is ... |shakes|
All I can come up with is amazingly amazing
Was this a one-shot?
If so, it's wonderfully effective
The fact that after it's over
I'm left wondering what happened
How this has affected the lives of those involved
I'm dumbfounded here
If you'd like to continue
You should know that at least one person wouldn't mind

^_^

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

As for now, it is a one-shot. I imagine there would be some back and forth, but in the end, Johnny wouldn't risk making Kitty mad :)

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from: lux_apollo
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
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I like.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

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sarkywoman

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from: sarkywoman
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Aww, this is amazingly sweet! Especially Scott, for some reason that was my favourite. And I loved the way Bobby and his parents' letters were so formal then Jubilee's was like 'Hey Pyro'.
But seriously, these people need a phone.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Ah, but only John would know where to phone, and how would anyone else know about the conversation? :)

Thanks for reviewing!

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Viva Hate

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from: mandlebars
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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haha |sigh| that was refreshing

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jul. 26th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Heat requires refreshments :)

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train_diskense

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from: train_diskense
date: Jul. 27th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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This was awesome.

That is all.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jul. 27th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

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Jedi Knight Revan

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from: the_lady_revan
date: Jun. 16th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
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I loved it :)

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Jun. 16th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

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