Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue & Gold
(Excerpts from Jean’s diary.)
The Professor wanted me to retell everything that I feel in a book and write it down and tell what I think. Mostly I think I just miss Annie. She was my bestest friend who died and I kind of died with her -- only I got better. I don’t think the Professor will ever replace Annie, but he is a nice guy and he took me away from the dark place...so I guess I could like him.
It feels strange, my head does. As if I had the biggest brain in the world and I needed to fill it with everything, like it was always hungry. Professor Xavier explained that it is because I’m different but that this aspect of my, what’s the word, “mutation” will pass. He is a brilliant man. He has helped me so much since I started staying here at his mansion in Westchester -- I don’t think I could ever repay him for making me better.
I have to tell you, for weeks now -- well, I guess I’ve been kind of weirded out by all the things I can do with my mind. It’s kind of scary to be a kid and be able to send your mind out like it was going to the store to buy a quart of milk all on its own. Since last night, though, I’m not even a little scared. I “met” a boy last night, while the Professor was using me to calibrate his “Cerebro” thing. I don’t know who the boy was, but when I saw him...it was like I knew in my heart that I’d never ever be afraid again. Does that make any sense?
I saw him again -- at least, it looked like it could have been him several years later. Today was the first time I returned to the mansion since the Professor cured me...and I have to confess to being a little jealous that I’m not his only student. But, if I have to spend every day in class with Slim Summers...I might not work so hard to pass Algebra...
Today we went up against the most powerful mutant I’ve ever seen. I have never been more frightened in my life. As scared as I was on the inside, I felt brave even deer inside because I was fighting beside Cyclops, who just about exuded confidence out of every pore...that, and the fact that as horrifying a creature as this Magneto person was, Scott somehow sensed there was more to him than just his “evilness”. I wonder. How does someone who’s not even a telepath know so much about people?
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written, but if I don’t tell someone this right now, I think I’m going to bust. Scott told me he loved me today. “I’ve loved you from the moment I set eyes on you.” His exact words -- as if his words and feelings were a reflection not only of my mind, but my heart and soul, as well. Like Mom said, you know, the minute you meet the “one”...
I feel...silly, almost giddy, about what happened today. I can’t really talk to Scott about it, but I have to tell someone...I met the most intriguing individual, a mutant who calls himself Wolverine -- and refuses to reveal anything about himself...at least not verbally. Despite the ferocity with which he fought, heck, with which he did just about everything, it is clear that underneath it all he has a very gentle soul.
It is revealed that Jubilee had been reading Jean’s diary. Caught red-handed, she apologises to Jean.
Wedding Dress Design by Nicole Miller
Cut to the Video
Autolog: Banshee & Strong guy
May you grow old on the same pillow.
Could have been magic, Red.
Marriage, even under the best of circumstances, is a difficult proposition. Believe me. But, as you can see, it is not without its rewards.
Autolog: Gailyn & Joey guy
Aunt Jean, we’re really, really, really glad you married Uncle Scott. Is it okay if Joey takes off his tie now?
Mind if I cut in?
Nothin’ personal, sugah, but this cajun’s the only one I cha cha with.
One Last Look
We are so grateful for your prayers and support on this special day we all hoped would come. Thank you for celebrating our wedding with us. We are in total amazement of the strength and hope we have gained from knowing each one of you. We’ve been through a lot together, already.
Scott & Jean