...Mightier Than the Sword
A Fan Fiction Archive
Disclaimer: I do not own Mutant X... wish i did... Brennan and Adam rev my engine! I also do not Own the Song "You're Still You" It is sung by the total hottie and very talented Josh Groban... I just love the song and thought it would work well with my story!

Chapter 1
"The Poem"

He knew that he loved her. He knew that she was it for him. He had known that he loved her since the first time he saw her, but he didn't realize that his love for her went beyond the platonic, father figure level. His body was telling him differently, his heart was starting to rule his mind, and he was learning quickly that he liked it that way. Every time she looked at him, when her eyes met his, his chest constricted, so tight that he couldn't breathe. Her blue eyes would dig into his soul, his mind, and his heart. He knew that he couldn't share his feelings with Emma, he couldn't take the chance that she didn't feel the same about him. It wouldn't be right, with him being her leader.

The others might think that he was using his position as a way to win her over, even if that wasn't the truth. Adam rubbed his hands over his face and sighed, he couldn't stop thinking of Emma, he needed to release his romantic feelings. He saw a piece of paper next to him, he picked it up and looked about for a pen, and began to write.

Through the darkness
I can see your light
And you will always shine
And I can feel your heart in mine
Your face I've memorized
I idolize just you

I look up to
Everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
I've loved you for so long
And after all is said and done
You're still you
After all
You're still you

You walk past me
I can feel your pain
Time changes everything
One truth always stays the same
You're still you
After all
You're still you

I look up to
Everything you are
In my eyes you do no wrong
And I believe in you
Although you never asked me to
I will remember you
And what life put you through

And in this cruel and lonely world
I found one love
You're still you
After all
You're still you

His heart had been poured out and into this poem, it was for Emma, it stated everything he felt for her, but he just couldn't bring himself to sign it, to place his name beside the title, He just couldn't risk it.

Adam yawned, it was late and he was tired, he needed to sleep. Adam placed the poem in a drawer and pushed at it, to close it he turned and headed for his room, for his bed, to sleep. Adam didn't see Shalimar standing in the shadows, he didn't know that she had been watching him, that she knew how he felt about Emma, she could sense it in the air around him. Shalimar's feral side was so good at picking up smells, that it was old news to her that Adam had feelings for Emma. Shalimar walked into the lab when Adam was out of sight; she went straight to where Adam placed the piece of paper he was writing on. She was curious about what he wrote. Shalimar pulled open the drawer that the paper was placed in; she picked up the paper and began to read it. A tear fell as she
finished the poem, she was overcome with emotions, for both Emma and Adam, she knew he liked her but really had no idea how much. Just then she knew that she couldn't let this poem wither away in the drawer, she knew she had to show Emma it.

Suddenly Shalimar got an idea, she walked out of the room with the poem in her hand, and she walked quickly to Jesse's Room and walked through the door.
"Jesse..." she shook him gently "Jesse." Jesse's eyes open and looked up into Shalimar's eyes.
"Hmm? Shal. What do you want?"
His voice was still groggy and soft. Shalimar smiled. "I need to talk to you and Brennan, Jesse... I need you to come to Brennan's Room... ok?" She asked softly, her voice velvety.
"Umm. All right, give me five minutes" Jesse said sleepily. Shalimar nodded and headed out of Jesse's Room and walked toward Brennan's and walked right in again
"Brennan... wake up Brennan." speaking softly into his ear.

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