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Here are the first two requested drabbles. As of this writing, you can still make a request (see my previous post).

[personal profile] st_aurafina asked for a Sanctuary drabble about a happy teenage Henry.

Title: Personality Assessment
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters: Henry Foss
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None needed
Word count: 300
Summary: Henry answers some questions about his home life.
Notes: I don't know if you had to take intrusive and probably unscientific psychological tests when you were in school, but I know I did, and I've inflicted it on Henry.

I want to be like my father.

The answer choices go from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." There's no circle to fill in for "I don't know who my father is, but he's probably a HAP, so no thanks." Henry picks the middle, neutral circle.

I enjoy fixing things around the house.

Well, yeah, although they probably mean less like "working on a body-heat intruder scan" and more like "putting up shelves." Henry's done that, too, though. Hundreds of 'em, industrial grade, in the storerooms.

I get angry at my family.

That definition thing again. Are his family the people who left him on the moor? Or the hundred-and-thirty year old woman he's never called "mom," and the hairy guy who once sent him to kindergarten in a pink t-shirt with a ballerina on it, and the little girl who always outscores him at target practice? Maybe they're family--he loves them, and yeah, they make him mad as hell sometimes--but not the kind of family other kids have.

I am a happy person.

All the time? Henry thinks of raw fish for breakfast, and how Ashley won't stay out of his room, and how he's got more chores than anyone he knows, and how Magnus is usually busy when he wants to talk to her, and how the Big Guy will listen but he's not human and sometimes he just doesn't get it. And meeting a real live mermaid, and Magnus's smile when he gets A's on his report card, and teaching the Big Guy to play Pac-Man, and the goofy birthday cards Ashley makes him, and being allowed to buy equipment at Radio Shack on Magnus's account. How no one pushes him to play football or be normal.

Henry fills in the circle that says "strongly agree."

[personal profile] lilacsigil asked for an X-Men: First Class drabble about whether Hank wants to be "mutant and proud."

Extremely Creative Title: Mutant and Proud
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Characters: Hank McCoy
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None
Word count: 100
Summary: Hank wonders.
Note: Set after the movie, ca. late 1963.

What Hank wonders is: proud of what? The genetic fluke that gave him large and agile feet? The rather serious scientific error that made him blue and furry?

Everyone is a mutant. Everyone. Charles knows that, surely; the man's a geneticist.

Perhaps it's easier to be proud if you're a telepath, or can change shape or manipulate electromagnetism. Hank's proud of his mind, but that's not "his" mutation. It's too ordinary, unlike his ape-ish feet. He worked for his scientific skills.

The content of our characters, Hank thinks. But it's too late for that dream, and perhaps it always was.

Date: 2011-06-24 07:31 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: Beast, Marvel Comics (beast)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Oh, I really like these two drabbles, especially the very different kinds of being different and belonging that are shown here. I think that Hank differentiates "works for" and "works at" very strongly - his mind is also a gift, but developed by him, his body could be the same, but with the environment that he's in, he shies away from that. It's not "his".

So many Henrys!

Date: 2011-06-24 07:32 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (X-Men: Henry scholar)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Eee, Henry! Thank you! I love how he's poking and prodding his personal history, trying to fit it into this square pegs/round holes system, and eventually not really worrying that it doesn't.

And I love wee!Ashley outshooting him and always getting in his room and making goofy cards. I love his chosen family unit.

(A pink ballerina t-shirt? What, is the Big Guy colour-blind?)

And, other Henry! Dude, he has a long way to go, before he's that slightly more mellow guy in X3.


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