Looking away
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The Massachusetts Academy, Early Spring
Jono had a dilemma.

Or, more accurately, Jono had a whole host of dilemmas, all wrapped up into one tidy little envelope, sitting on his nightstand and staring him in the face. In part, of course, because of his face. The letter was, after all, from Xavier. And accepting the proposal in the letter meant a good many things. Leaving Massachusetts. Leaving Angelo and Jubilee and the others behind. He'd done that once before, when he wound up on Fandom Island, and he wasn't entirely certain if doing it now counted as running, or simply moving forward.

And there was the rest of the dilemma, there. Things had been insane for the members of Generation X, lately. Busy, heartbreaking, not particularly easy, and everybody was dealing with these things in their own ways. Surprisingly, the biggest changes to be seen were in Emma and Sean, both of whom were beginning to worry the surviving members of the team. Now would be some pretty rotten timing for Jono to take Xavier up on his offer to join the X-Men. Right?

His eyebrows furrowed a little as he stared again at the letter, and then shook his head, shoving it into his nightstand. He'd sleep on it for a few more nights, and maybe that would help him figure out just where he wanted to go from here. In the meantime, he was pulling out his phone and firing off a short e-mail to his friends.

Believe it or not, I miss you guys. How have things been?

Jonothon's conversation-starting skills needed work. But it was either this, or listen to Paige go on about rescuing trees from some money-hungry oil corporation for the millionth time.

[NFB for distance, but Open for texts, e-mails, surprise multidimensional visits, anything you don't need a mouth for. If you figure your character got Jono's amazingly verbose e-mail, they did, sure! I'm actually around again! Yay, around again!]


2011-06-27 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Squall was a little late noticing the email, but it made his day.

I miss you, too. Things have been okay. The usual Fandom stuff, mostly. How have things been for you?


2011-06-27 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

The lateness meant that Jono didn't get Squall's reply for a few days, himself, but that was quite alright. It gave him something to focus on. Something pleasant to focus on, at that.

They've been busy, mate. I got a bit of mail inviting me to join a slightly more grown-up group of mutants than the one I'm currently running with, and I'm not entirely certain what to make of it, yet.

How did things work out between you and Rinoa, by the way? Last I heard, she was being confusing again.


2011-06-27 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

It depends on how much responsibility you want. And how close you are to the group you're with. The people in charge probably aren't going to let someone as powerful as you just live your life, though, so be prepared to be annoyed by them.

Things worked out with Rinoa. It turned out that what she was angry at wasn't quite what we were fighting about, and her feelings were more important to me than convincing her I was right. Relationships are hard.


2011-06-27 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Being annoyed, I can live with. The sort that the X-Men enrolls, and even the man in charge, all have a fairly impressive power set. At least I wouldn't be the only one being annoyed, if it ever came to that.

And relationships are hard. But most things worth having are, I've found. It's good to hear that you've figured it out, though.