Chapter 1: Movie Night 1: Boy's Choice
Disclaimer: I do not, and will not pretend to, own the X Men or any of the movies in this story.
Kitty ran her hand lightly over the railing as she descended the stairs, taking in the grandeur of her new home away from home as she did so. So far she'd been at the mansion a total of two weeks, and she was settling in fine, but it was a bit odd being the youngest person there, and the youngest girl in all. Jean was nice enough, but they were several years apart, so a friendship was a bit difficult, even if they did share some classes.
Evan was okay, he was the closest to her in age after all, but he was a bit...rebellious for her liking. She could easily call him her friend, but they had next to nothing in common, so again, that was out. Same with Scott, being the oldest of the students, he was hard to have a close friendship with. Again, nice enough, but way too serious and commanding for her.
Then there was Kurt. She could easily be around him when he was wearing his image inducer, but coming in contact with him, or being around him without the hologram, was difficult to say the least. He was the strangest, or if she were to be completely honest the scariest person she'd ever come in contact with in any way. He actually seemed like a nice guy, but Kitty had trouble looking past his appearance, something she was angry with herself for as Kurt seemed the most eager to be her friend.
"No! I refuse to vatch anyzing vith him in it!"
"Come on Kurt! It's just one night."
Kitty looked in confusion as the open door to the rec room from which Scott's and Kurt's voice's were coming, and quite loudly, from.
"It's just one night!"
"Ja, and in one night I could lose any remaining brain cells I have left that haven't already been killed by your bad taste in music!"
There was a groan, "Stop being so dramatic."
"I'm a performer, it's vhat I do."
Kitty smiled slightly at the argument, it was almost...brother like. It was what you would expect to find in a family home on a Friday night.
"I have to agree with the K-Man on this one." Evan's voice joined the mix. "There's no way, I'm watching that either."
Kitty continued down the stairs as the argument rattled on. She found Jean standing outside the room, an amused smile on her face.
"Hey, what's, like, going on?" Shadowcat questioned.
"The usual. It's the boys' turn to pick the movie for tonight, and as always, they can't decide on one." There was laughter in Jean's voice that spoke of the fact that this had obviously happened before and she enjoyed watching the 'battle'.
"This happens, like, often then?"
The red head nodded, "Every Friday."
"Well then what do you guys want to watch?" Scott finally gave in.
Kitty poked her head in to see Kurt, hologramless causing her to shiver unconsciously, and Evan sharing a look before replying in unison.
"Drag Me to Hell!"
Scott laughed as the two younger mutants ganged up on him.
"Fine, fine, put it in."
"Oh yeah!" Evan and Kurt high fived before Evan went to put their movie in, it was suspiciously already on the table, while Kurt flopped back onto the couch.
Kurt closed his eyes and leaned his head back against the couch, before his ears twitched slightly beneath the curtain of hair that hid them from obvious sight.
He let a small smile come to his face, "Hey Keety!" he called to the open doorway.
Outside Jean smirked a little, Kurt's hearing rivalled Logan's, while Kitty jumped, she still wasn't used to the little quirks everyone had.
Chewing on her bottom lip, she entered the room to see Kurt smiling at her slightly from the couch. Evan glanced up to give her a grin before going back to the DVD player that was refusing to work for him.
"Hey." She greeted softly.
"You vant to vatch the movie vith us?" Kurt questioned, his accent coming out a bit softer than it had when he first came to America, it was still fairly strong sometimes but he was getting better, using English twenty four seven did that.
She tried to give him a small smile, she really did, but it still came out a little forced as she avoided his bright, glowing eyes. She avoided looking at him directly whenever possible actually, choosing to find a point just beyond him to look at whenever they spoke.
Kurt noticed this, but tried not to let his disappointment show.
"Sure, I mean, like, why not?" Kitty sat down on the couch, on the far side from Kurt, but it was an improvement that made Kurt's tail start to wave from side to side. Kurt quickly controlled it before anyone could notice, but still felt rather elated over this new development.
"Finally!" Evan cheered as the screen flicked to the DVD menu.
Kurt smirked as his tail set the remote on the coffee table. He gave Kitty and innocent look but she just rolled her eyes, hiding a smile.
"Hey guys, I'm sitting this night out, okay?" Jean announced.
"Sleep vell!" the boys replied one after the other.
"Night Kitty." Jean smiled.
"Night Jean." Kitty returned.
The red head left the room, but Scott soon joined them, reclining in one of the arm chairs.
As the movie progressed, Kitty drew her legs up, tucking her knees under her chin as she took on the ball form she was famous for during scary movies.
Evan was watching avidly, flinching every so often, Scott was dozing and Kurt...
Kurt watching the heart stopping movie like he would watch the discovery channel. Interested, but not freaked out in the slightest. He hadn't flinched once and it caused Kitty to start wondering how he could watch something like this without getting freaked out.
Now curious, she scooted herself a little closer to him, so she would be able to whisper and not disturb the others watching.
"Hey, what's your favourite movie?" she questioned.
Kurt looked to her quickly, causing her to nearly draw back at the sight of his eerily glowing eyes.
He gave her a small smile, whilst controlling his tail's wishes to wrap around her, "Halloween, Rob Zombie remake."
Kitty shuddered, her older cousins had watched that once, she'd fled the room as soon as possible.
"Wow, that movie scares me, like, way too much."
Kurt chuckled, "Ja, my parents say I have an unhealthy love for horror movies." He laughed quietly again, turning back to the screen.
Kitty also looked back before wishing she hadn't. She screamed a little and, without thinking, dove into the closest person's shoulder, hiding her face in the crook of their neck, still remaining in ball form as she jammed her eyes closed.
This person, just so happened to be Kurt.
He looked at the petite girl in undisguised shock. Neither Scott, nor Evan noticed what was going on, but Kurt was frozen.
He heard Kitty whimper softly as she shook and felt a surge of sympathy mixed with protectiveness.
Carefully, so not to startle her, he wrapped his arm around her, she buried her face deeper into his shoulder.
He sighed, rubbing her arm carefully, wanting to convey comfort without scaring her. This meant avoiding touching her bare skin with his own and not making any sudden movements.
Kitty whimpered again, still quiet as it had been pretty much beaten into her by her older cousins that if she disrupted one of their movies. She wouldn't like the consequences.
Kurt felt her shiver ad tightened his embrace, damning whatever consequences that would come from it. He only hoped that when she found out how close she was to him, she wouldn't freak out even more.
Kitty risked opening her eyes slightly and found she couldn't see anything, so she turned her head slightly to see with the light coming from the TV, midnight blue fur.
She froze and blinked a few times, biting her lip and wanting to scream, but holding off. She glanced at the screen and whimpered, slamming her eyes shut again. She then felt someone gently rubbing her arm in a comforting motion.
~Kurt... ~ a small voice in the back of her head whispered, almost reverently.
Swallowing, she relaxed a little as Kurt comforted her. His hand moved a bit lower and grazed her wrist. She felt a small smile come to her lips.
~Wow, he's soft. ~ That thought made her want to giggle, but she held off, leaving herself to close her ears and eyes to the movie and focus on Kurt.
It was almost like in a book, she thought, how perfectly she seemed to fit next to him. Her body was quite small, thanks to her all vegetarian diet, she was quite slim, and very petite, and that seemed to match well against the furry blue German. He was taller than her by about a head, definitely stronger and larger than her, but it allowed her to feel, not dwarfed, but protected, she guessed would be the best word.
She let out a small breath that could be labelled best as a sigh of contentment and relaxed entirely against Kurt.
Nightcrawler looked down at her, again with shock. He saw a small smile on her lips and wondered if she'd fallen asleep, but he saw her eye's flutter open a bit, revealing the fact that she was most certainly wide awake.
His eyes caught hers, and she shocked him yet again by making eye contact.
She gave him a small smile, "Thanks." She whispered.
He gave her a grin, fangs and all, "Anytime." He whispered.
Kitty cuddled closer to him and Kurt drew her closer.
~This is really...nice. ~ He thought.
A small smile touched his lips and Kitty caught it in the waning light of the TV screen.
~Huh, I guess he likes this too. ~ That thought made her smile, and she rested against Kurt for the remainder of the movie.
A/N: You'll understand why I was inspired to write this fic when I was writing 'Scars' and 'Of Blood and Tears' (Blue) in later chapters. Until then, enjoy the fluff!
Next up: Life's a Bitch
Summary: Life's a bitch. She gives and takes away, but maybe where she's taken, she can give back.
Is going to be very short, but sweet, and takes place right after the defeat of Apocalypse.