The Sun's Night 4:
Reality Checks

by Fur and Fantasy
PG-13 for M/M
full contents and notes located at the bottom of the file

"Has anyone seen the elf?" Logan asked in the general bustle of a weekend afternoon in the mansion's main rec room.

"I thought I saw him and Roberto headed out this morning." Jean commented from the middle of a fairly intense ping-pong game with Scott. "Looked like they were headed for the woods."

"Probably looking for some privacy." Rahne giggled from where she was watching the big screen TV.

"Privacy for what?" Bobby Drake wondered curiously, most of his attention on the pinball game.

"You're joking, right?" Jamie Madrox stared at him from the TV couch. "Those two are so a couple."

"Kurt and Roberto, a couple?" Bobby looked back at him blankly. "Seriously?" He asked in a tone that implied a fairly complete lack of comprehension.

"Oh man, how could you miss that?" Kitty stared at him. "Roberto's got it for Kurt as bad as Scott does for Jean."

"But they're both guys." Bobby replied, a bit confused, though it was more of not knowing confusion, than an actually having a problem with it confusion.

"Bub, guys do guys and girls do girls same as guys and girls." Logan supplied and shook his head with a bit of a chuckle.

"Oh." Was all Bobby could manage to say. He was a more than a bit surprised, but if Logan didn't have a problem with it, it was probably okay. The older X-man wasn't one to argue with without a very good reason at any rate.

"I think someone just got a reality update." Berzerker chuckled.

Bobby blushed and buried his attention in the pinball machine.

"Ooo, what'd we miss?" Kurt's mischievous voice called in from the door, his attention focused on the blushing Iceman.

"There you are." Logan turned to take the pair in with all his senses.

"If the Iceman's burning up, it must've been good." Roberto chuckled from next to Kurt.

"He just blanked on how you two could be a couple." Kitty supplied with a grin. "Have fun in the woods by yourselves?" She winked teasingly.

"Certainly, more fun than alone." Roberto smiled, not really sure that science project could be considered truly fun, even with Kurt as company.

"Faster too." The blue teen added with a bit less spunk, not at all sure what to make of the way Logan was looking at them. "What? I behaved."

"I can smell that." He raised an eyebrow at the pair.

"Must be that patch of wild mint we fell into." Roberto said uncertainly, not sure what Logan was talking about. They'd found the mint patch kind of accidentally, by falling into it.

Rahne wasn't so slow on the uptake. "You two spent the night together, and all morning alone in the woods, and didn't do anything?"

"We did a lot." Roberto grinned, and held out the two bags with their required plant samples. "We finished the whole botany project."

Kitty groaned and dropped her face to one hand, shaking her head. "Are you sure you don't need a primer, guys?"

"Um, no. The project wasn't nearly as hard as I expected, between the two of us." Roberto said with a curious look at Kitty, not entirely sure what she was getting at.

Rahne and Kitty stared at the pair like they'd lost their minds.

"Oh man, you two do need a primer." Kitty snickered after a groan.

"Right." Logan nodded and walked out of the room, shaking his head. "Teens not interested in sex. What is the world coming too?"

"What does sex have to do with the botany project?" Roberto asked, feeling a little like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole.

"Umm, nothing." Kurt whispered to him, slowly backing out of the doorway. "It has to do with us being alone and what those two have been up to."

"Oh, I see." Roberto blinked and started to back out as well. "Well, never crossed my mind." He added, which was true enough. Between focusing on the project and just enjoying time with Kurt, he hadn't been thinking that at all.

"You really don't know what comes next." Logan stated more than asked as he leaned against the hallway wall, watching the pair.

"Not really." Roberto admitted a bit sheepishly. Of course, Logan was most definitely not the person he wanted to be talking about this with. It led to too many thoughts that were really distracting.

Kurt apparently felt even more strongly about it, as the blue teen was gone in a puff of smoke before Roberto had even finished the thought.

"I see." Logan raised an eyebrow at him and the smoke. "You may wish to change that before the girls decide to educate you. I can hear them plotting."

"I think we've got a little work to do on the relationship first." Roberto shook his head. "Like deciding if there is one. I'm still not sure where Kurt is on that."

"He spent the night with you." He pointed out with a shrugged. "It doesn't hurt to know where you could be going before trying to decide where to go. Sex is a rather basic part of being boyfriends, you know."

"I imagine so." Roberto said quietly. "But that night was strictly hands off. And as for being boyfriends, I'm not convinced he sees it that way." He said quietly. "The only thing I'm convinced of, is that he likes the physical contact."

"Could be worse," Logan nodded a bit gruffly. "He could have decked you for that stunt in the kitchen instead of coming to your bed, twice."

"Yeah, he could have." Roberto shrugged. "And yeah, things could be worse, but honestly I don't think they're moving anywhere near as fast as people want to think. And I'm not rushing things, 'cause its pretty clear that Kurt needs time to get used this."

"Don't forget what you want out of this, kid." Logan reminded him. "If Kurt's so unsure, you really need to know what you want."

"Yeah, I'm entirely confident about feelings I didn't even have before I got here." Roberto shook his head.

"Just don't forget yourself in this equation." Logan told him and turned to leave.

"I won't." Roberto nodded, and turned to head back to his room. The last thing he'd expected today was to be getting relationship advice from Logan.


Roberto lay on his bed for couple hours after talking with Logan, just thinking about everything the older man had said. He was very uncertain about things lately, especially things involving Kurt. He knew what he wanted, but he wasn't convinced Kurt was comfortable enough with what was happening to actually admit that they were boyfriends.

The athletic teen rolled over on to his back to stare at the ceiling. Maybe Logan was right about one thing, it wouldn't hurt to find out where things could go, even if they never got there. But first he needed to talk to Kurt, see if he'd managed to calm down.

Roberto wasn't entirely surprised to find his fuzzy blue friend in the gym, being decidedly not on light duty as he worked out on the gymnastic equipment. He leaned against one wall watched the lean athletic form work out, and smiled to himself.

"Logan finish with you?" Kurt asked quietly when he teleported down, landing next to Roberto.

"Yeah." Roberto nodded. "That was bizarre, getting relationship advice from Logan. I would've expected it from the Professor, but did not see it coming from him."

"We should finish the biology project then." He sighed and headed into the corridor without a cool down routine.

"You okay, Kurt?" Roberto asked gently as they walked. "You seemed kind of freaked out there in the hallway."

"Sure, I'm fine." He brushed it off. "I'm just not interested in the details of gay sex. Especially not from him."

"Well, I think half the team going to be trying to give us details. " Roberto grumbled. "I have to admit though, I didn't want the details from him either. If I really want to know, I can surf the web as well as anybody else."

Kurt nodded. "They should focus on Scott and Jean. They're the pair trying to date outsiders instead of each other." He shrugged and picked up his bag of specimens.

"Apparently, they see a need to make sure that if we're dating, we're doing it right." He shook his head. "Apparently, we're going too slow." He said in disbelief.

"Too bad for them." Kurt bristled slightly, not even sure himself why he objected so much beyond it made him feel cornered and pushed into things.

"Kurt, don't worry about what they think." Roberto said reassuringly. "There's only two people whose opinions matter; yours and mine."

It didn't seem to reassure the teen much, but Kurt nodded. "Let's get this project finished."

"Okay." Roberto agreed, dropping it. It never seemed to matter what he said, which made him wonder if Kurt was even listening to him.

The Sun's Night 4: Reality Checks

PG-13 for M/M
Het Level is None
Slash Level is
Femslash Level is None
Herm Level is None

10 KB, Story is Complete, Series is Finished
Written May 29, 2003 by Rauhnee Ranshanka and Todd McCall

Setting: X-Men: Evolution

Primary Races: Human, Mutant

Contents: Furry. Slash (M/M).

Pairings: Roberto 'Sunspot' DaCosta/Kurt 'Nightcrawler' Wagner

Blurb: Logan's simple question about the location of a wayward blue elf sets off an interesting discussion, and one the Roberto never expected to hear.

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