Chapter 2: So You Had a Bad Day...
Disclaimer: Power to the people who own the X Men, but I have none.
A/N: This is dedicated to my sister NATFreak many months late for her birthday. Love, I hope you are enjoying your most recent year on this crazy blue and green marble we call home!
"Rogue! Wake up, we're late for class!"
Groggily, and fighting a growl, Rogue opened her eyes to find a hysterical Kitty inches away from her. Yelping in surprise she reeled back only to fall off her bed and onto her butt on the hard floor, bed covers twisted around her legs.
"Come on! If we don't hurry we'll miss class." Kitty grabbed her sleeve covered arm and phased her out of the mess she'd gotten herself in to, "We're going to miss breakfast as it is." Kitty was frantic and it was rubbing off, because as soon as she was free, Rogue rushed to her closet and started stripping down to get dressed, knowing her friends would be smart and stay away from her skin.
"How in hell did we sleep in?" Kitty usually had her alarm set early enough for them have time to get ready, have a leisurely breakfast and get to class early.
"My clock died." She explained, pulling her shirt over her head as she did so before grabbing a brush, "Jubilee went down to make us some toast."
Rogue couldn't bother nodding as she pulled a sweater over her head and tugged on a pair of soft and flexible gloves. As she was tugging a brush through her hair, Jubilee burst into the room, a half finished piece of toast clenched between her teeth and a plate with four more pieces on it in her free hand.
Rogue grabbed a piece from the pile and took a huge bite, chewing as she pulled on a pair of converse sneakers. Kitty too took a piece, folded it three times and finished her ponytail hastily and she bit into the origami breakfast.
Jubilee finished her food and gathered her books, throwing her homework together as her roommates took the last two pieces of plain toast.
They were out the door in the next fifteen seconds and bolting down the halls to their morning class in the greenhouses with Storm.
"How long do we have?" Kitty asked breathlessly as she phased them through a wall as a short cut.
"Two minutes!" Jubilee replied with a worried glance at her watch.
The rushed through the door and were in their desks ignoring their classmates' amused looks just as the bell rang and Storm entered.
Kitty's day was going horribly. So far she'd nearly been late for class, got homework in both Math and English, phased through the floor three times when she lost concentration, and to top it off, there was a cute new guy but he was in deep conversation with Amara, which meant he was completely gone from her possible dating list already.
"This day sucks." She muttered to herself, taking an angry bite of salad.
"Tell me about it." Jubilee moaned, attempting to get leaves out of her hair, her class had had to go on a timed run through the forest courtesy of Logan, "Where's Rogue?"
Kitty looked around before spying their roommate entering the room, glowering, "There she is, and something tells me her day is going about as well as ours."
Rogue dropped into her seat by Kitty, let her bag hit the floor, all but growled at someone who tried to take the last sandwich and started eating. Kitty watched with a passive expression.
"Logan nearly took control six tahmes." She muttered in response. Kitty and Jubilee had learnt to understand her 'code' as it were when it came to the few voice in her head. When she got extremely angry or annoyed, usually Logan was the voice that decided to come to life.
Kitty sighed and decided to finish her food, if the day continued like this they were going to all end up ranting to each other later that night, or biting each other's heads off.
Jubilee groaned as she massaged her shoulder, she'd pulled a muscle earlier in gym and it had been bothering her ever since.
It seemed that as the day ended, it hadn't brightened for either of her friends. Entering their room, Jubilee saw Rogue was sitting on the window seat, glaring out at the grounds, hair loose around her shoulders and damp from either a shower, or a prank.
Kitty was curled up on her bed in such a tight ball she seemed smaller than normal.
~That girl needs a boyfriend. ~ Jubilee thought as she pulled off her shirt and replaced it with a way too big sweater that her older brother had sent her from college. Grabbing a brush, she started working the knots out of her glossy black hair and sat crossed legged on her bed with a soft sigh.
"Bad gym class?" Rogue asked, not turning from the window.
"Monumentally terrible." She replied.
Kitty mumbled something that the other two barely caught.
"What was that sugah?" Rogue turned to their younger friend.
"I said: Amara was lording her power over all the boys today."
They sighed, "What else is new?" Jubilee rolled her eyes.
"She was making out with Piotr."
They all winced, knowing of Kitty's crush on the Russian hulk-hottie.
"Sorry about that sweetie." Rogue smiled softly.
Kitty sighed, "Yeah, but I really don't care anymore. Maybe I should just move and become a nun."
"No!" Jubilee cried out, "If you become a nun you'd have to wear those horrible robes, your hair would never look cute, and you'd never be able to visit us!"
Kitty stared at her friend before bursting out in laughter, Rogue soon following.
Jubilee stared at them oddly, "What did I say?"
Kitty forced words out through her gales of laughter, "I'd make a really shitty nun."
Jubilee snorted, "Rogue and I have tainted you too much."
"Got that right."
It was nice, Jubilee reflected, that even after a bad day, with your best friends you could find something to laugh about.
A/N: Sugar sweety goodness (and a re-boot to this story) for my Natty! XD