I wake to Scott's lips pressed firmly against mine. Wow. That's an alarm clock I can appreciate! I moan slightly, unable to form words through my newly-awoken haze, and kiss him back.
"Good morning." He whispers, smiling and stroking a lock of crimson hair from my eyes.
"Very good morning!" I grin. There's nothing better than waking up to a kiss from a topless Scott Summers.
"You think so?" There is a noticeable hint of pride in his voice.
"Mmmmm. Definitely." I whisper, wrapping myself around his toned body and kissing him passionately. He pulls back.
"No," His voice is firm, but his smile assures me that he is not angry. "We need to talk first."
"Talk?" I wrinkle my nose in confusion and slight irritation.
"Yeah, last night you said you were too tired to explain how you found the other fire mutant, and you'd tell me in the morning. It's morning." He shuffles up into a sitting position, the duvet falling down to his waist, exposing his addictive, bare body. My jaw falls open. How did I score such a hot guy? I sit up next to him, and can't pull my eyes away from his exposed, golden skin. I feel his hand tip my chin up to shut my gaping mouth.
"You're drooling." He smirks. I shake my head slightly to snap myself out of my daze. "Now, as much as I'd love to spend the morning appreciating each other’s bodies, you promised you'd tell me."
I sigh. Awh. But how I supposed to concentrate when he's all topless and... Mmmmm.
"Evelyn!" He clicks his fingers in front of my face, pulling me from my daydream.
"Sorry." I blush slightly. "What do you want to know?"
"I want you to tell me who this mutant is and how you know him." He states firmly.
"His name's John. But he likes to call himself Pyro. He's a pyrokinetic - he can manipulate fire. But, unlike me, he can't create it." I explain, struggling to keep my eyes on Scott's face.
"So how do you know him? And how did you know how to contact him?" Oh crap. This is where it gets awkward.
"Ummm... You know that creepy blond guy at the club the other day?" He nods. "Yeah, that was him. He found me just before we left and I kind of... May have... You know, used my powers in front of him."
"In public?! Are you insane? Why didn't you come get me?" Jeez, Summers, I can take care of myself!
"I know, I'm sorry." I say, mainly to shut him up. "But anyway, he gave me his number and told me to contact him."
"Why didn't you tell me? I thought we were in a relationship? Doesn't that involve honesty?" He's obviously hurt by my actions.
"I didn't want you to worry." I place my hand on his shoulder and he shrugs it off. "Scott, I'm sorry. You know I wouldn't usually keep things from you."
"Promise me," He leans toward me, softening the fear his previous action installed in me. "Promise me that you won't hide anything from me in the future. I only want to keep you safe, Evelyn, because I love you."
"I love you too." I whisper, before crossing my fingers behind my back. "I promise." I can't let him find out about mine and John's connection - it would kill him!
"Thank you." He rests his forehead against mine and we take a moment just to feel each other. Listen to our breaths, feel our warmth, smell our scents.
"Please say that's enough talking, because there's something about your bare skin that screams 'touch me'!" I joke, making us both laugh.
"There's still more I'd like to know, but for now, I'm more than okay with you obeying the orders my skin is supposedly giving you." His smile grows before he kisses me quickly.
"Fine by me!" I wrap my arms around his now almost healed chest and put him against my body. The feeling of his naked chest through my night shirt feels heavenly. We kiss again, before slipping back down under the covers.
**Sorry it’s so short. It’s just really a fill in chapter. Out of curiosity, does anyone ship Evelyn with anyone with this story? Evelyn and Scott? Evelyn and Warren? Evelyn and John? Would really love to know what you think about her relationships with all of the other characters in the story! Let me know. :)**