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Stories by Northlight

On one bright, beautiful morning, the X-Men awaken to face their deadliest foe ever: bad hair.

"Inquiring Minds"
A mysterious figure decides to "tell all" about the secret lives of the X-Men in a bestselling book.

"Just in Time for Christmas"
Gambit is rescued in Antarctica -- by Santa Claus?

"Love and Pain"
Stuck in the "waiting room" between appearances in their respective series, Gambit and Angel (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) compare notes on their respective problems.

"Reunions and Other Troubles"
The sequel to "Love and Pain," Gambit and Angel escape from Limbo and are reunited with their respective love interests.

"Maybe Just a Little Strange"
The true origin of Wolverine is revealed.

"Nothing More"
In response to Alara Rogers' challenge to kill off one's favorite character, Northlight writes her own version of Rogue's death as a result of Dr. Agee's "cure."

"Of Cooties and Dice"
Rogue, Jean and Storm get a little too involved in their board game.

"One of Those Days"
An evil villain attacks -- and so does Murphy's Law, as the X-Men suffer multiple "insignificant" inconveniences on their way to the battle.

Sitting on the roof, Rogue looks back on what really happened in Antarctica as she tries to avoid the other X-Men.

"Searching for Justice"
A man tries to seek justice for the death of his sister as a result of Dr. Agee's "cure."

A woman named Lindsey, with the unique power of appearing to be whoever someone else wants them to be, meets a frantic woman on the street and walks into another case of mistaken identity.

"Skin Crawl"
A unique take on Rogue's feelings toward her powers.

"Small Problems"
Rogue awakens to the incessantly annoying attempts of a misguided mosquito to get a morning snack.

Realizing the sheer stupidity of fighting in the dead heat of summer, Magneto and the X-Men decide to get slushies together. Since TheAudience still needs to be entertained, the PTB find replacements for the heroes and villain.

"Summer Vacation"
In a follow-up to "Substitutions," the X-Men prepare to go on a real vacation and leave their "replacements" in charge of the Mansion.

"That's What Happens"
Wondering about the practicality of Rogue's skimpy little outfit in UXM 353-4, Northlight writes her version of what could happen if Rogue's not careful...

"The Super Beings Bureau Saga"
A series of short stories about the Super Beings Bureau, someplace all super-powered types have to visit at one point or another.

"The Susan Smith Show"
A series of talk shows in which various super hero-types discuss the issues that affect their lives.

For someone like Rogue, the sense of touch can mean any number of things.

"Untitled Random Mutterings"
A series of vignettes in which Rogue deals with engagement, marriage, parenthood and growing older.

"Watching from a Distance"
We all know how the heroes feel. But how about their parents? This story is from Rogue's mother's perspective, as she watches her daughter grow up through news reports and newspaper headlines.


Web site: Northlight's Page

I suppose that this fits Indigo's challenge -- in a weird way. This is another silly, silly, fic. One of the 'why the heck did she post this silly thing' variety. *Sigh* Maybe I should get a hobby... <g >
Disclaimer: Marvel's.

Psylocke cursed as the alarm continued to blare. Attackers, at six o'clock in the morning! Of all the nerve!

She looked down at the dark hair covering her legs, and sighed. No time to shave now. Good thing that her boots came up to her knees. Now, all she had to do was remember not to lift her arms and she'd be set for the day.

Jean cast one last, longing look towards the bathroom where her toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste were waiting for her. She had that icky morning breath thing going on and longed for a moment with her toothbrush.

Whoever was damned inconsiderate enough to attack before I got to brush my teeth is going to pay for this!

At her side, Scott was desperately scratching at the stubble covering his cheeks. Gambit may have been into stubble, but having the scratchy little hairs covering his face drove Scott crazy.

Six o'clock! he thought incredulously.

He indulged in one more scratch before following Jean out of their room.

Bobby fidgeted uncomfortably. God, my bladder is going to burst! he thought desperately. He considered taking a bathroom break, but the thought of how he'd explain his absence during the fight to Scott changed his mind.

Just don't let me get hit in the gut!

Rogue desperately shifted through her drawer, pausing only to curse at the alarm. "Damn! Where are all my clean underwear!?"

Socks, pantyhose, bras but no underwear!

Oh damn! They must still be in the dryer! Rogue was torn. Fight, or underwear?

"Why do I always get stuck with the tough choices?!" she wailed.

Wolverine woke with a snarl. There were intruders! Fight! He rolled out of bed and grabbed at his uniform. His hand came away empty. He blinked and looked down. His uniform wasn't there!

"Oh what the hell!" Wolverine growled and ran out of his room. Who needed clothing to fight, anyhow?

Gambit cursed as the alarm sent his teammates scurrying out of the house. He shifted around, his eyes searching for toilet paper. There was none.

"Guys?!" he called out. No one answered.Next time, I've gotta check for toilet paper first!

"Hello?!" Still no answer.


A long and strenuous fight later (during which Bobby was indeed hit in the stomach, Rogue's uniform ripped in the butt area, Jean knocked an intruder out with morning breath, Scott got knocked out while distracted by the itching of his stubble, and the wall to the bathroom collapsed), the weary (and in some cases very embarrassed) X-Men wandered back inside.

Flushing, Bobby ran back inside to change his clothing. He'd never, ever live that little accident down. At least the bad guy had been so busy laughing that he'd been able to knock him out. Not that any of his teammates would remember that part of the incident.

Storm had been kind enough to deliver some toilet paper to the cursing Gambit. After delivering the much desired item to him, Storm ran a hand through her hair wearily. She moaned as her fingers got tangled in her long white locks. The winds she had summoned had tangled her hair dreadfully!

And then, the worst part of the after battle routine -- waiting for the shower. Most people thought that super heroes and the like were glamorous, little did they know of the dirt and grime that people tended to be left with after a strenuous battle. Not to mention how much sweat someone could work up in those physically stressful minutes. Sweat soaked spandex tended to cling to people's bodies, making a real pain to get off.

What a way to start off the day.




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