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Fic: How to escape from prison in 210 days (part 3/5)

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Aug. 24th, 2006 | 10:17 pm
posted by: mayachain in dry_ice

Title: How to escape from prison in 210 days ( part 3/5)
Author: mayachain
Pairing: Bobby/St John
Rating: PG13
Summary: A few years after X3, Pyro has been imprisoned by the X-Men. For five days, he´s had to eat his lunch without Bobby. He´s a very unhappy prisoner.
Note I: Inspired by, though by no means fulfilling all requirements of, the post-X3 challenge nightshade24 posted waaaay back.
Note II: Change of pace alert.


How to escape from prison in 210 Days


Alas! I lie, rage hath this error bred;
Love is not dead.
    Love is not dead, but sleepeth
In her unmatchèd mind,
    Where she his counsel keepeth,
Till due desert she find.


(From "A Litany" by Sir Philip Sidney)

Day 195


So there was a fight.

When Bobby finally does come, his head is bandaged and he looks absolutely terrible. Pyro takes in the black eye, the awkward movements, the scratches and swellings of various coloration. He fights, needs to be disappointed the Iceman didn´t sustain any more permanent injuries.

But --

One look beyond cuts and bruises, and St John knows that while Bobby hasn´t shown up for four days, it´s not because he lost interest, it´s because Pete and Kitty almost died.

Why are you here, St John doesn´t ask. Bobby doesn´t answer, Because you thought I´d given up.

There aren´t any words. If there was still a telepath alive upstairs, he or she could hear the conversation they have.

Bobby walks towards the cell and drops down heavily with his back against the bars.

St John stares.

There has been a fight, a vicious fight between the remnants of the X-Men and vengeful members of the Brotherhood. It´s not a hard guess, and he can tell by the shape of the scars on Bobby´s neck.

Bobby looks like he´s been in the medlab for at least 48 hours straight, has barely eaten and certainly not slept. Only now has he thought it safe enough to leave his mortally wounded teammates, friends. St John is sure that Hank told him to check on the children and then head straight to bed.

He should have done, Pyro´s not going anywhere. There´s neither a reason nor lack of time to check on John. Yet Bobby is here, he came downstairs the minute he could get away because he couldn´t have St John thinking what he thought.

Bobby´s head drops against the steel of the cell, and St John knows his eyes are closed. Pyro is thinking of a hundred ways to use the situation, thinking so hard he´s actually silent.

St John seats himself on the floor behind Bobby, on his side of the bars. Before he knows what he´s doing, his fingers have closed around Bobby´s shoulders and started kneading.

Bobby sighs, and St John feels the man who´s held him prisoner for 195 days relax into the touch. He doesn´t know what the hell he´s doing, but he doesn´t stop.

Pyro is screaming for St John to break Iceman´s neck, grab the keys, and get out. St John calmly thinks back that Bobby doesn´t have keys on him and dead Bobby couldn´t freeze keys if he had any.

Right now, escape is not what´s most important.

Bobby is here, with him, while the world is black and white and technically they are, they should be enemies. It´s a level of insanity or trust that was never before reached. He cannot come up with a poet to honour this, can´t think of one to do it justice.

Still not knowing what he´s doing, St John leans down and slowly presses his lips to Bobby´s shoulder, slides his hands around Bobby´s chest and pulls him into a backwards hug, resting his chin on the shoulder he just kissed.

Bobby doesn´t say anything, doesn´t question. He just snuggles closer, and after a moment, St John knows Bobby has fallen asleep.


***


Beep. Beep. Beep.

Bobby jolts awake, jumps up, looks at St John, panicked. His right hand clutches his pager, and he goes pale when he sees whoever (Hank?) it is. He´s at the door four seconds after the first beep, but he stops to look back at St John, determination there now as well as panic.

I don´t know when I´ll be back but I will,

and then Bobby is gone and all Pyro can do is try to figure out what the hell happened as St John paces across the cell again and again.


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(IV) Interlude

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Comments {20}

Jenn

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from: oraclejenn
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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*squee*

I. LOVE. IT!!

MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
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*Freut sich einen Kullerkeks*
hmm... Kinda hard to translate that one
Suffice to say you squeeing makes me happy?

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train_diskense

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from: train_diskense
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
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*loves you so much and just KNEW that Bobby hadn't given up*

Loved the sleeping thing. ^-^

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Of course he didn´t. I just couldn´t confirm it before now *grins*

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sarkywoman

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from: sarkywoman
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
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This is so cool.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

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Outstanding

from: jakob_sinister
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
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Magnificient. Edge of my seat, even. This had better have a hell of a half life. Neither one of them has said a thing and I'm thrilled with both of them. What a bleak world you put them in. I love this work, you must continue. (cracks whip...threatens with witholding of sweeties)

-Jakob

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mayachain

Re: Outstanding

from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that´s quite a compliment!
*Blushes, then hides under her seat*
*remembers she just posted part 4*
*is relieved*

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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*glows*

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ayumie

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from: ayumie
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 08:34 am (UTC)
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Thank God!
St.John should take care, though - Bobby is determined now.
And you should be careful, too, because I'm getting used to the daily updates ^.^

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank Him indeed!
I think St.John can handle Bobby's determination better than he did his absence.
Good thing it's all as good as ready, then!^^

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stand_ford

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from: stand_ford
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
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Fast and Good

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Not slower? Well, except the end.
Thanks for commenting!

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Andrew

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from: yalover
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Loved the spilt between Pyro and Saint John. Devil on one shoulder and on the other shoulder....ummm wait right here *runs away*

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
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A scary image you've got there *laughs*
The different names are great to get across points

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Deadly Lady Nightshade

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from: nightshade24
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
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*weeps*

This was awesome. I love how Bobby basically told John w/o words that he trusts John not to try and strangle him when he leaned against the bars. And the hug! And the kiss! Ahhh!

*runs around screaming incoherent words of joy*

Post more, woman! Your fans are anxious.

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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*squees, laughs uncontrollably and squees some more*

And it´s all your fault! Read your challenge, the hug and the kiss came to mind...

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Viva Hate

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from: mandlebars
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
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split personality

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mayachain

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from: mayachain
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
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I don't think it's as much a real split personality as two parts of him that... make up one. Ehm. Not really good with the explaining..

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Michael

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from: lux_apollo
date: Aug. 26th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
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Love it.

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