John laughed again as Logan took bigger gulps of his drink. He had to admit, Logan was a pretty swift drinker. As soon as he finished the bottle he slipped the bartender another round of bills. He was already looking at Logan strangely, but he didn’t get paid to judge. He got paid to serve drinks. Soon Logan had another bottle of whiskey in front of him.
“Tell me something, Proudstar, what makes a girl like Jeannie tick?” said Logan as he opened up the new bottle, “I was with her for months. We went out, talked, humped, all that crap. I learned a lot about her, but I never could quite figure her out.”
“Is that another reason why you’re here? To get some answers about Jean you weren’t able to get when you were together?” asked John.
“If you’re gonna start answering questions with more questions, then save me the trouble and just shut the hell up,” grumbled Logan.
“Take it easy, Logan. I’m still sore from the Juggernaut fight,” said John, “But I can’t say I blame you for wanting answers. I was with Jean for almost a year. And I’ve asked myself that same question many times before.”
“Let me guess, you had no better luck than I did,” Logan surmised.
“Seeing as how I’ve known her longer, I like to think I have some insight. But Jean’s a complicated woman with a complicated history. Everybody in the X-men is like that I guess. You and I are no exception.”
“Seeing as how I don’t know shit about you I’ll take your word for it.”
“But Jean Grey is special,” said John distantly, “I know we’re probably bias because we dated her, but she’s really something.”
“That she is,” sighed Logan, thinking back fondly to the good times he had with her.
“It’s amazing how far she’s come,” John continued to muse, “Kind of puts a lot of things into perspective.”
“Sounds like quite a story,” said Logan as he started gulping down more whiskey, “Care to share more?”
“Are you really interested or is that just the liquor talking?”
“It’s easier to get drunk when you got something else to listen to than the rest of these lowlifes,” he shrugged, “And unless you’re gonna tell me you got something else better to do, why the hell not?”
Logan had a way with words. John was starting to see why Jean hooked up with him. Turning back to his beer, he figured he might as well come out with it. It had been a while since he had anyone to talk to anyway, let alone share a beer with.
“Just warning you, it gets a bit complicated. And I don’t know how much you can understand when your drunk.”
“So try anyways. Think of it as a challenge.”
John smiled and shook his head. He finished his beer and signaled the bartender to get him another. This was going to be a long story. He might as well stock up.
“If you say so,” he sighed, “I’ll start from the beginning on the day I joined the institute."
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