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Birthday Fic: Passing Notes, 1/1

Title: Passing Notes
Author: htbthomas
Fandom: Heroes crossover with X-Men (sort of a movieverse/comicverse hybrid, owing mostly to Astonishing X-Men)
Characters: Claire Bennet (Heroes), Kitty Pryde (X-Men), Scott Summers (X-Men)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 504 words
Summary: Let’s just imagine that Mr. Bennet didn’t move the family to Costa Verde, but instead to upstate New York…
Author's Notes: A birthday ficlet for syreene. Her prompt: Claire goes to Xavier’s school. Thanks to mark_clark and van_el for the beta, and misseri44 for the story banner! ♥

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A sharp jab of paper startled Claire, and she turned her attention away from Mr. Summers’ lecture to glance at the scrap of notebook paper now beneath her arm. She sent Kitty an annoyed look, but stealthily slipped it into her lap.

She tried to keep one ear on the lecture – “Refraction is the bending of the path of a light wave as it passes from one material to another…” – as she gently unfolded the slip of paper.

I saw you checking out you-know-who again.

Claire’s eyes widened, and she cut her eyes toward her friend, acting shocked. In reality, she was trying very hard to stifle a grin. Kitty was totally onto her – she had been checking him out. She scribbled an answer briefly, folded the note again, and discreetly slipped it back while Mr. Summers was writing on the white board.

Kitty opened it, read, and rolled her eyes dramatically. Claire had written, Can I help it if I think guys who fly are hot?

She had told herself over and over again that the fact that her biological father could fly had nothing to do with it. She just liked the idea of soaring through the clouds – and it wouldn’t even matter if she slipped and fell, with her healing ability. She idly wondered just how far a fall she could withstand… I mean, wasn’t that the reason Dad brought her here? So that she could test out her abilities in a protected environment? He had done a very thorough check after Professor Xavier had contacted the family – and if her adoptive father was satisfied that she was safe from the Company here, then she probably was.

The note poked her again, taking her out of her thoughts. Mr. Summers had gone on to show a PowerPoint presentation on the light spectrum. She jotted a couple of sentences on her actual class notes before reading Kitty’s response.

What’s so special about flying? Warren could still get shot down in combat or something. You just like his hair, blondie. Not to mention OTHER things…

Claire scrawled back a quick reply, openly grinning now. It was so different being here instead of Odessa. She didn’t have to hide her abilities, she could embrace them. She could make friends without worrying what they would think about her, or whether they’d wake up in the morning with no memory of her friendship.

Kitty opened the note. It read, Yeah, I know. YOU like the invincible type, right?

She startled visibly, the note phasing through her stiff fingers and fluttering beneath the lab table. A small laugh escaped Claire’s throat as she plucked the note from the floor between their stools.

“Ms. Bennet.” Mr. Summers’ stern voice stopped her mid-movement.

Claire looked into his ruby lenses and gulped. Caught. “Yes, Mr. Summers?” The class chuckled around her.

“Unless you want to lose another finger…” He arched an eyebrow and touched the side of his visor in warning. “I suggest that you focus on the lesson.”

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( 34 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
cool, there should be more Heroes/X-men crossovers*g*
Oct. 22nd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
It would definitely be fun to expand on this, though when would I find the time with all the challenges I'm involved in! *wink*

Thanks for reviewing!
Oct. 23rd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Haha! That was perfect! :D I love it!
Oct. 23rd, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! I wasn't sure what I was going to do for a while... but that's always the fun in these prompts. :)
Oct. 23rd, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Passing Notes
Aww...that was so cute! I knew Claire would fit in just perfect, lol. Thanks so much for writing this, hon! ^_^

Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Passing Notes
Aw, I'm glad! Did you take the day off for your birthday?
Re: Passing Notes - syreene - Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh. AXM! Don't watch Heroes, but the fandom/flist is such that I know who Claire is and what her powers are. Has she met Logan yet? ;)

Can I help it if I think guys who fly are hot?

Mmm... Hello, Scott Summers. Uh, yeah. Warren didn't even cross my mind until he was mentioned. :D
Oct. 23rd, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Oo, yay for friends of friends! (Is that how you found me?) :)

Anyway, I almost did my ficlet on Claire meeting Logan, and then I thought about her new boyfriend on the show (who flies) and couldn't help myself. :D

Scott is definitely MY preference, too (which is why he's in this at all *lol*) but Claire is his student and just... no. :D

Thanks for the review!
(no subject) - handyhunter - Oct. 25th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - htbthomas - Oct. 25th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
this is *awesome* :) i hope you expand this.
Oct. 23rd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks! It might be a fun universe to expand in. I'd have to probably pick one version X-Men canon and stick to it! :)
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Oct. 30th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
This was a perfect way to crossover Heroes and the X-Men. I love the idea of Claire being at Xavier's and in Scott's class. Loved the passing of notes between Claire and Kitty because that is so like Ms. Pryde.

Also, it wasn't surprising to see HRG/Noah to do a thorough investigation into Xavier's. But it's nice to see that Claire can be herself without having to worry about exhibiting her abilities.

Loved the ending.
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
It was interesting to try to find an idea that could use both Claire and Scott... once I decided he was the teacher, it was a little easier. :)

Thanks for the review!
Nov. 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
I've just found this fic and being a Heroes and X-Men fan i loved it, it was funny and i think Claire would be happy in a place like that school. Have you written more about them???
Nov. 3rd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
I've written a couple more Heroes fics - click the Heroes tag to see them. But nothing else with X-Men.

I am planning to write more Heroes in the future though. Glad you liked it! :)
(no subject) - misseri44 - Nov. 4th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC) - Expand
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Nov. 7th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Although I do not really get the losing finger part. Has she lost a finger in a class or are you referring to her toe in Lizard?

I am reading this because of your review reply from ffnet (I am sudoku there).

I actually like Scott. Jean in movieverse should have stayed with Scott as much as I like Hugh Jackman, they should remain faithful. He also died in the movie, although they have to kill nearly everyone in XMen-3, which I did not really enjoy.

How about a crossover between Spiderman and Heroes since you know both of them well? Some characters in Heroes and Spidey live in New York so they could have met *g*
Nov. 7th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Well, I was just implying that she had already lost a finger at the school... Since this is AU from Season 2, I was imagining she tested some of her abilities there as well. :)

There are a lot of Scott fans in my circle here at LJ, so I'm not surprised at all!

Hmm, a Spider-Man/Heroes crossover? Could be interesting!

Thanks for coming over here! ♥
Dec. 30th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
Loved this, it was funny. Scott rules! ;D You should post this over at xmen_heroes.
Dec. 30th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks! I wasn't aware of that community - I'll have to check it out. :)
(no subject) - flareonfury - Dec. 30th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 18th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
What a great prompt, and you capture everything that's cool in its potential here. Kitty and Claire would be such great friends, lol!

“Unless you want to lose another finger…” He arched an eyebrow and touched the side of his visor in warning. “I suggest that you focus on the lesson.”

Oh man, classes with Scott would be...interesting, to say the least. I can totally see Claire fitting in there...
Feb. 18th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yes, Claire would be really great there... I thought about doing a conversation with Wolverine, too, but decided to shy away from the obvious. :D

Thanks for another birthday review! *twirls*
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