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“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” - Alan Watts

“The goal is to live with them, peacefully, not to cause fear and instigate panic.”

It was the same old drivel that John had heard a hundred times before when he’d been the only one to speak up in one of Professor Xavier’s class about morals. As always he was the only one to disagree, to go that bit further to suggest that there was no way that humanity was ever going to accept mutants as being part of society.

John refused to accept what the Professor was spoon feeding them, especially as he’d seen exactly what humanity was capable of and was all too aware of how people acted when the chips were down.

“So you’re saying we’re just supposed to sit back and let them walk all over us?” His eyebrow lifted as he awaited the predictable response he knew was coming, ignoring the pointed look of his best friend.

Xavier rested those unsettling eyes of his on John and shook his head. “Of course not, John. I’m simply saying that there are better methods to making them understanding. If we want this world to be better than we should behave with restraint and accept that it won’t happen overnight.”

He was so… condescending, that’s what really got to John. The Professor always made it sound like he knew everything there was to know and his opinion was the only one that mattered. Nobody else thought that, just John, but everybody else had their heads so far up the Professor’s ass that they could see the back of his teeth.

“Right,” John drawled with a dismissive shrug. “Whatever you say, Professor.” From that point onwards he took no more part in the lesson, settling for rolling his eyes at moments and snorting at others.

John Allerdyce was not a fan of humanity on the whole and he wasn’t about to pretend that he loved it and all its flaws that made for an ignorant world, it would kill them, sooner or later.

He hoped for sooner.

Muse: John Allerdyce (Pyro)
Fandom: X-Men Movieverse
Word Count: 491



January 2010

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