A lonely young boy tries unsuccessfully to cope with recent changes in his life until an odd group of strangers arrive in town and show him that maybe his curse is a blessing after all.
Copyright ©2003 Woggie
Revised edition: February 12, 2010
I wrote this story several years ago during all of the hype for the release of the Xmen-2 movie. There is also a sequel to this story that I've been working on, but it has been on hiatus for quite awhile with the rest of my writing projects. I do intend to finish it at some point, though.
First of all, I would like to give full credit and express my appreciation for the writing talents of Babs Yerunkle for much of the inspiration that had initially fueled this story. I had thoroughly enjoyed her ongoing X-Man saga, but alas it seems that she too has entered a lengthy hiatus from writing that story. Even so, I still highly recommend it to anyone who has yet to read it.
Similar to her story, I have crafted this tale to be set in the X-men: Evolution universe. Likewise, the time index is similar for the story's characters (ie. at end of Season One), but with a slight difference in that I borrowed the character of Henry McCoy (aka: Beast) and worked him in earlier than he had been introduced in the series. What the hell, this is creative writing after all.
I acknowledge Marvel Entertainment's ownership of the distinctive characters and names within this story for which they hold Trademark(s) and that the inclusion of said characters within this story does not imply any authorization, support or agreement with Marvel Entertainment. This story is purely written under the Fair Use Clause for the purposes of Fan-Fiction and is not to be sold or distributed in any way that would constitute an infringement of Marvel Entertainment's undisputed ownership of any relevant elements for which they hold copyright.
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