This is quite old. I'm still cleaning out folders
and posting things that might be of interest.
Blame it on River, KJ, #KJcorner, and the mention of a table for exclusive
PWP purposes. That and the fact that Classic Studies is not my favorite
class, and I'm therefore not studying for it. This is a takeoff from
Alestar's Rumpled, which was a tribute to the canon Mooks,
who are KJ's-- yay, KJ! Sorry not for askin' Ale... I love ya...
Paige and Jubilee are Marvel's. Bobby and Remy are technically Marvel's
(and no profit is being made), but KJ deserves them. Let's start a
"I swear, Paige ... the metal table in that closet thing was dented!"
Paige looked at her, an obviously disbelieving expression plastered
on her face. Jubilee lowered her voice to a stage whisper. "And there
was Bobby, looking all flushed again, and I think his belt was
Paige looked out the door of the room they were sharing at the X-
mansion, just to make sure no one was listening to them. She peered
up the hallway one way and down the other, then turned back to Jubilee.
"Ah don't know where you're gettin' all of this, Jubilee, but you'd
better not let anyone else hear ya!" Her eyes were wide though, and
she leaned forward a little as she asked, "Was ... y'know ... was
"No, Gumbo wasn't anywhere around, but I didn't look too hard in
the back because, well ... it was kind of akward." Jubilee looked
wicked. "You wanna go back there right now?"
Paige looked at her with even wider eyes, if it was humanly possible.
"We can't ... Can we?" Jubilee saw the little glimmer of hope in her
eyes, so she grabbed Paige's hand and dragged her off to the closet
-- where just moments ago, she'd found Bobby standing against the
door, cheeks rosy pink and belt half undone. She managed to glance
into the small storage room, and saw that the metal table -- like
the ones you found in older schools - - actually had a dent in it.
When they turned the corner, there was no sign of either Bobby or
Remy (unfortunately). Jubilee grasped the doorknob, and Paige squeaked
out, "Are ya sure...?" Jubilee rolled her eyes at Paige's hesitance,
and threw open the door.
Instead of the scene they were hoping to find (which shall be left
to the imagination for rating's sake), Jubilee and Paige found the
room very dark and deserted. Jubilee looked behind her once more,
and Paige followed suit, a guilty look on her face. When they were
satisfied no one was going to find them, Jubilee pulled on the string
attached to the bare bulb hanging from the ceiling, and the dark was
What they found was more than a little more interesting. There was
indeed a dent in the table, and it was quite apparent that the dust
on the table top had been cleaned off way more recently than the dust
on the shelves around the rest of the room. Jubilee ran a finger across
it, and hmmed. Paige looked at her. "What?"
Jubilee smirked. "Well, it's obvious. They were going at it on the
Paige went bright red. "How do ya reckon?"
Jubilee looked smug. "Well, first of all, there's a *dent* in the
table! A *dent*! And there's no dust on it, and there is around the
rest of the room, and that means that Jean didn't clean in here for
some weird reason or anything."
Paige looked a little less convinced. "They could have been changing
the lightbulb or something, Jubilee..." When Jubilee snorted, Paige
continued, "Hear me out! They could have been changing the lightbulb,
and ya know how funny Gambit is about his clothing ... and so they
wiped off the dust so he wouldn't get dirty ... and then ... uhm..."
Jubilee wasn't listening to her anymore. She'd found something under
the table, at the back of the room, that she was crowing over. "I
told you! I told you! They were doing it." She held up another belt.
Jubilee said, "It's Gambit's. I saw him wearing it yesterday."
Paige blinked. "Really? Maybe they ... nah! Jubilee, they might have
been doing ... something strange ... that one day in the Danger Room,
but Ah just won't believe that it happened more than once!" She turned
to go out of the room, but when she opened the door, she almost bumped
Jubilee saw both of them go a brilliant shade of fuschia, and decided
to try and rescue the situation. "Yo, Gumbo. We were just changing
He blinked, and mumbled, "Bobby an' me did that earlier, petite."
Paige sent her a dirty look, that definitely said 'I-told-you-so'.
Jubilee stuck out her tongue. Remy noticed his belt in Jubilee's hand,
and coughed. She handed it to him, an evil glint in her eyes, and
said, "So, Gumbo. You needed the room to maneuver?"
Gambit nodded hastily. "I forgot that I took it off when I stood
on the table..." Paige was blushing furiously, and Jubilee looked
liked she'd just eaten a -- well, something strange, she was trying
not to laugh so hard. On the whole, the two of them were acting very
strangely, Remy noted.
Jubilee was trying very hard not to snicker, so she grabbed Paige
again. They made a hasty retreat with, "Okay, later!" Jubilee managed
to get back to their room before choking on her giggles.
"They weren't doing anything, Jubilee. They weren't..."
Jubilee managed to gasp, "Come on, Paige! It's so obvious!" Paige
just shook her head, a stubborn look on her face. Jubilee calmed down
finally, and said, "Well fine. You have your fantasies about Gumbo
and Bobby changing a lightbulb. I'm sticking with them going at it
on the table." She stared off into space for a moment, and got a wicked
grin. "Hard enough to leave dents, too."
Paige followed her gaze, and tried to look like she wasn't enjoying
the image. She shook her head, and looked thoughtful. Jubilee asked,
"What're you thinking about? Besides the totally obvious idea of--"
"Hush! Ah'm thinking." Jubilee shrugged, and waited for Paige to
say what was on her mind. After a long moment or two, and after blinking
several times, Paige mumbled, "Even if they were ... Why would he
take his belt all the way off anyway?"
In the kitchen, Remy found Bobby sitting at the table, eating a bowl
of Raisin Bran and flipping through the Sunday paper. He got an orange
from the bowl on the counter, and then said casually, "Y'know Bobby,
I jus' found Paige and Jubilee in that storage room down on the lower
"And...?" Bobby didn't seem very interested.
"An' ... and Jubilee had my belt in her hand..."
"What did you tell them...?" He was suddenly very interested in his
"The truth. That we changed the lightbulb." Remy grinned at him,
and popped half the orange into his mouth at once. He chewed, and
then said even more casually, "Not only that, but Paige was more'n
a lil' bit blushin'..."
Bobby almost choked. "You mean to tell me that Jubes ... and Paige
... and Paige was blushing?"
Remy nodded. "Yup. Jus' saw it with m'own two eyes." He looked thoughtful
as he threw the orange peel away. He added, "They ran outta there
pretty quick too. Kinda strange behavior."
Bobby finally raised his eyes to Remy's. He swallowed his mouthful,
and asked fearfully, "Were their clothes rumpled...?"
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