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Fic: Blue Lamp

Posted on 2003.10.23 at 19:45
Affectus (State of Mind): nostalgicnostalgic
Camena (Music): "Blue Lamp" by Stevie Nicks
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This is the first piece of fan fiction I wrote for the X-Men Movie-Verse.

Author:  Green Owl
Title:  Blue Lamp
Pairing:  Wolverine & Rogue (if you squint)
Rating:  G
Originally Posted to Website:  October 23, 2003



Lamplight filtered through the wall of ice, outlining the form of the intruder. The answers lay beyond that translucent curtain of winter, just out of his reach.

“I’ll be all right.”

She would be safe. Bobby would protect her.

He looked back. Mistake.

She was pale in the blue light, all of that soft white skin shining like a beacon as she was poised to run to freedom. Her huge dark eyes were pleading with him, calling his name even though her voice was trapped in her throat.

Bobby spoke for her. “But we won’t.”

Sighing, Logan sheathed his claws.


“Guardian, if you were wiser you would get out”


Notes:  Blue Lamp

I changed this scene a bit because I realized that Logan’s attention was on himself and I needed his attention to be on Marie. His first thought had to be for her safety or the scene wouldn’t work. By shifting Logan's focus on Bobby taking care of her before his "last" look at her, I was able to capture that moment of eye contact between the two of them and expand on it.

Nicks called Blue Lamp a “gothic fairy tale song” and I endeavored to capture the feeling of that with the image of the wall of ice Bobby created to protect Logan. On one side, Marie and the darkness; on the other, Stryker and the light. Marie represents the darkness of his soul, that place where all of his memories are stored because of their contact on Liberty Island. Stryker is the knowledge, all of the answers to the questions he never knew he had. Her body reflects the light, she shines in the darkness like home to him. Stryker is a shadow of darkness in the light, a place of evil.

Bobby reveals his emotional intelligence by saying what Marie cannot. I think in the end, Logan chooses to go with them because Marie needs him to protect her more than he needs to know what happened to him. Singer structured the scene as if to say that Logan needs to embrace the darkness to understand the light.

I’m very satisfied with the end result on this one; there was definitely a muse working through me.

 

Blue Lamp (Demo)

The light filtered through the wall of ice, outlining the form of the intruder. The answers lay beyond that translucent curtain of winter, just out of his reach.

“I’ll be all right.”

He looked back.

She was pale in the blue light, all of that soft white skin shining like a beacon as she was poised to run to freedom. She would be safe. Bobby would protect her.

But her huge dark were pleading with him, calling his name even though her voice was trapped in her throat.

Bobby spoke for her. “But we won’t.”

Sighing, Logan sheathed his claws.



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