I was out. Just for a few hours but I was out. I walked outside and breathed in the air. I closed my eyes and let the sun fall on me and I smiled. I ran down the path to a tree and looked around. It looked like it was nearly autumn. I looked up and realised how much I missed being outside.
The nature is always spectacular, isn’t it?
All worry left her when her old friend wrapped her arms around her in return and a smile was brought back to her face.
”It’s been a little rough but I’ve been taking extra sessions with the professor to keep the Phoenix down.” She told her truthfully, she was very worried about it resurfacing. But was also at odds between Logan and Scott who she has not run into yet. A part of her was thankful yet she wanted to see them in some way.
"I’m glad you’ve been working hard to keep it down. I’m so proud of you." Ororo said truthfully. Despite her own powers, she could honestly say that she was terrified of the Phoenix and the powers it possessed. Yet, she wasn’t scared of her best friend, and seeing her being herself was a relief to Ororo.
"You know, you can talk about anything you want with me." she hinted lightly, noticing the worried look on the redhead’s face.
"I would… but I have no idea how to fix things that are not metal, sorry."
"Lehnsherr. Well, Maximoff-Lehnsherr— but I prefer just Lehnsherr. Pietro, is my first name though."
"Glue usually helps."
"Lehnsherr? Interesting. Either way, it’s a pleasure. Name’s Ororo Munroe."
I apologize if I startled you. I did not mean to catch you off guard. *has some fruits in a bowl*
That’s alright, miss, just be a little more careful next time. And have a nice meal.
It didn’t take any time for her to recognize the woman standing before her, Ororo. The last time she’d seen her she wasn’t herself in the least. “Ororo.” She smiled up at her.
She was hesitant to give her a hug or not. She wasn’t sure if she could. But either way she did, hugging her friend that she hadn’t seen in years. “It’s been so long. How are you?” She asked her. Even though she knew that she hadn’t hurt many she was still afraid that her friends were now afraid of her.
Surprised that Jean managed to go as far as hug her, Ororo wrapped her arms around her in return, a small smile appearing on her face. After all, she knew it was her friend and not the creature that was locked up deep inside her.
"It’s been an eternity." she said as they pulled away. "I’ve been well, busy with teaching the students, as always. Tell me, how have you been?" she asked curiously.
"Oh, nothing. I did not knock anything over at all."
"Nice hair there."
"Of course. I’d fix that anything right away, if I were you.”
"—I don’t understand how you guys aren’t dead after eating this stuff…"
"I couldn’t agree more. While it is none of my business, everyone’s eating absolute rubbish."
Jean walked through the halls of the academy quietly. Ever since returning to the X-Men it’s been hard for her to be around Scott and Logan even when it was apart. She’d occupy most her time with extra sessions with the professor if it was possible.
She wandered outside and just walked for a while until she found a nice peaceful spot where she sat alone for a while, not paying much attention to those around her until she felt a light tapping on her shoulder and looked up.
To say that Ororo enjoyed being outside was an understatement. Having had spent so much of her life in the wilderness, the woman embraced the nature despite being a grown up, refined woman.
Naturally, as always, she was caught up in enjoying the sun rays, only familiar red hair bringing her back into reality. Jean Grey. She hasn’t seen the woman in what felt like ages, and the last time she did, Jean wasn’t…herself. Observing her for a while, Ororo finally decided to approach the redhead, tapping her lightly on the shoulder before speaking up.