Back Where the Sun Can Find You: Found

by Addie Logan

Disclaimer: I don't own the X-Men. Amazing, huh? Ooh, and here's another shocker・ don't own any of the songs used in this fic. If you sue me, you're a moron. "Jubilee" is sung by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Lone Star performs "Amazed." And the "lumberjack from hell" thing is borrowed from GambitGirl. (Hope she doesn't mind!)

Summary: Can Logan and Jubilee salvage their relationship? (Part seven in a series)

Rating: PG-13

Author・ Note: Like with part one, if you don・ like W/J romantic pairings, DO NOT read this! You have been warned. As always, flamers will be teleported to Ancient Rome and fed to hungry lions.

Feedback and Archiving: Feedback please! If you・e reading this at, please be nice and make use of that little review form at the bottom of the page and I・l be eternally grateful. Besides, feedback makes me want to write more・:-) Also, if you・ like to archive this anywhere, feel free, just let me know where you・e putting it. Send all email to [email protected] or message me through AIM at ChereRogueMarie. (Have you ever noticed how often my screen name changes?) Thanks to everyone who・ given me feedback so far!

Important Author's Note (READ THIS ONE!): Okay, basically I just want to let you know that this is a continuing series. There may someday be a concrete end, but I don't see one in the near future. I'm not saying that I won't resolve conflicts and such, it's just that I・ going to keep the story going as long as I can. So, expect a lot of cliffhangers and things like that because none of the parts will end neatly since I have to have something to go from next time.

Shameless Webpage Plug: I like my webpage. I bet you will, too. Go visit it and prove my theory. And while your there, check out all my stories and artwork, and vote in my nifty poll. And if you really like it, sign up for my updates list, and you'll know whenever I add anything!

 I can tell by the way you're walking
That you don't want company
I'll let you alone and I'll let you walk on
And in your own good time you'll be
Back where the sun can find you
Under the wise wishing tree
And with all of them made we'll lie under the shade
And call it a jubilee

And I can tell by the way you're talking
That the past isn't letting you go
But there's only so long you can take it all on
And then the wrong's gotta be on its own
And when you're ready to leave it behind you
You'll look back, and all that you'll see
Is the wreckage and rust that you left in the dust
On your way to the jubilee

And I can tell by the way you're listening
That you're still expecting to hear
Your name being called like a summons to all
Who have failed to account for their doubts and their fears
They can't add up to much without you
And so if it were just up to me
I'd take hold of your hand, saying come hear the band
Play your song at the jubilee

And I can tell by the way you're searching
For something you can't even name
That you haven't been able to come to the table
Simply glad that you came
And when you feel like this try to imagine
That we're all like frail boats on the sea
Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
Announcing the jubilee

And I can tell by the way you're standing
With your eyes filling with tears
That it's habit alone keeps you turning for home
Even though your home is right here
Where the people who love you are gathered
Under the wise wishing tree
May we all be considered then straight on delivered
Down to the jubilee

'Cause the people who love you are waiting
And they'll wait just as long as need be
When we look back and say those were halcyon days
We're talking 'bout jubilee

*** *** ***

Jean stepped back in surprise when Logan opened the door with his claws extended.

"What the hell are ya doin' here, Jeannie."

"I・ came to talk to you."

Logan rolled his eyes. "Well, that much is obvious. Not like you'd be in the neighborhood shoppin' fer a summer home or anything."

"Logan, just put your claws back in and let me come in and talk to you, okay?"

"Why should I?"

"It's important. I know where Jubilee is."

Logan retracted his claws, but didn't move to let her past. "Give me one good reason to believe ya."

"Carrie Black called."

Logan frowned. He knew Jean wouldn't know who Carrie was unless she'd actually called. "Come in, but if ya throw yourself at me again・quot;

"I won't, Logan."

Logan let Jean in the room, then shut and locked the door behind her. "So where is she?"

"Logan, first I just want to say I'm sorry・quot;

"Your apology doesn't mean a damn thing t'me darlin'."

"I know, Logan, it's just・ell, I guess, I・ was wrong."

"Where's Jubilee."

Jean felt the animosity Logan was feeling for her and it hurt more than anything else ever had in her life. "She's in Alberta, with Carrie."

"Did Carrie say Jubilee was interested in seein' me?"

"She said you needed to 'drag your sorry ass' back there. Yeah, I think that was the phrase she used."

Logan smiled in spite of himself. Definitely Carrie・"When did she call?"

"A few hours ago. I used Cerebro to find you. I usually wouldn't do that, because I know you like to be alone when you go off like this, and you don't appreciate the X-Men following you, but I thought under the circumstances・quot;

Logan cut her off. "It's all right, Jeannie," he said, his voice slightly warmer than it had been.

Jean looked down at the stained carpet. "Are you going to go to her?"



"I・ don't know."

Jean looked up slightly, still not willing to meet Logan's gaze. "Go. Jubilee loves you, and・nd you love her. Just be together. I was wrong to ever want you apart."

Logan took her chin in his hand and gently titled her face up. "Thank you, Jeannie. Means a lot to me to hear ya say that."

Jean nodded. "I・ have to go. Scott doesn't know where I am. He'll worry."

"See ya around, Jean."

"Yeah, you too, Logan."

*** *** ***

Carrie wondered if anything would come of the call she made to Westchester. Jubilee seemed even worse when she finally came out of her room that evening than she had before, and Carrie was starting to worry about her slipping into a serious depression.

"You want to go out tonight?" Carrie asked. "We could go into town, catch a movie or something."


"Really, I could keep the bar closed tonight and we could do something. We could stay in and watch a movie on television or something if you wanted."



"I just don't feel very social, Carrie."

"Then just hang out with me. I'm not society, so you wouldn't have to be social."

Jubilee gave her a weak smile.

Carrie's face got serious. "Look, you can't do this to yourself. I know you miss Logan, but honey, life goes on. You can't just shut yourself off from everything because a relationship ended. You have to get out, remember what the world is like."

Jubilee suddenly jumped up, fire in her eyes. "I've lost more than just a relationship, Carrie・'ve lost my best friend, the most important person in my life. How can I just act like that isn't important, that there's more to life than Logan right now. Sure, I'll get over it eventually, but right now, every moment is a struggle. I can't just put that all behind me."

"That isn't what I'm saying, Jubilee. I just don't think it's good for you to sit around and feel sorry for yourself all the time, either!"

"I'm not!"

"Well it sure looks like you are!"

"This is the last thing I need," Jubilee said.She got off the couch and stormed into her room, coming out a few minutes later wearing a coat and carrying her bag.

"Where are you going?" Carrie asked as Jubilee headed for the door.

"I don't know," Jubilee replied.

"You can't just wander around out there. It's dangerous."

"I can take care of myself."

Carrie ran in front of the door. "No. I'm not going to let you go out there in the middle of the night like this."

"I'm going Carrie."

"Jubilee, come on, you're acting crazy. Look, if you want to stay home tonight, fine. I won't try to pressure you anymore."

"I need to leave. I just・ just have to get out. I'm going crazy here."

"You just said you didn't want to go anywhere・quot;

"I mean out of Canada. I'm constantly surrounded by memories of Logan.You're right Carrie・ need to move on. I can't do that here."

"Can't you at least wait until tomorrow, Jubilee? The weather's looking bad."



Jubilee pushed Carrie out of the way. "I have to go. I just need to get away." She ran out of the house and to her car, driving away before Carrie could stop her.

*** *** ***

Only a few minutes later, Carrie heard a knock at her door, and assumed it was Jubilee, coming back to her senses. She opened the door and gasped in surprise when she saw who it was. "Logan!"

"Hey, Carrie. Where's Jubilee?"

"She's・he's not here."

Logan frowned. "Jean said she was."

"She was. She just left."

"She left! There are blizzard warnings for this whole area! Where did she go?"

"I don't know," Carrie admitted. "I'm sorry, Logan. I couldn't stop her."

"Guess I gotta go out and find her then."

Carrie's eyes got wide. "Are you crazy, too? Geez, it's bad enough she rushed off without you riskin' your life, too."

"I can handle myself just fine, Carrie. You just stay here, in case Jubilee tries to come back, all right?"

Carrie nodded. "Be careful, Logan."

"I'm always careful."

Carrie snorted. "Right. Look, just find her, okay? And don't get yourself killed in the process."

"I can do that."

"Call me if you find her."

Logan nodded. "I call you when I find her."

*** *** ***

Jubilee felt like kicking herself. She'd always had this habit of acting before her brain had the chance to catch up and tell her she was being a moron.

That was what had happened this time.

Carrie had been right about the snow, and Jubilee could tell the weather was on the verge of breaking out into a full-fledge blizzard. She wasn't sure if she'd actually be able to make it back to Carrie's or not if she turned around.

Luckily, she recognized her surroundings and knew where she was・nd of a place nearby where she could stay.

Then, Jubilee considered where she'd have to sleep that night, and decided maybe she wasn't so lucky after all.She even debated just sticking it out and seeing if she could outrun the storm. But the snow was falling harder, and she knew she'd have to stop. Hopefully, she could be back on the road by the morning.

Jubilee pulled off the main road, bracing herself for a night of painful memories.

*** *** ***

As the snow began to fall harder and harder, Logan felt fear grip him. The idea that Jubilee could be out in that storm somewhere frightened him to no end, and he wanted nothing more in the world than to find her and hold her in his arms, assuring himself that she was safe, alive.

Logan didn't want to give up his search, but as the storm picked up, it got to a point where he could hardly see a thing, even with his heightened senses. He knew he had gotten close to the place where he had his cabin, and decided that the best thing to do would be to stop and try to call Carrie to see if she'd heard anything from Jubilee. Logan knew that Jubilee couldn't have gotten very far with the weather the way it was, and he hoped she had enough sense not to keep driving in a blizzard.

Logan pulled in front of the cabin and stared in surprise at the car in front of him. Jubilee was there! He took a deep breath as he got out of his car and walked over to the cabin. He unlocked the door and walked in, seeing Jubilee sitting on the couch, staring at the fire with her back to him. He could tell she was lost in thought, and she didn't even turn around when he shut the door.


Jubilee jumped up in surprise, letting out a little yelp. She spun around to face Logan, and he wondered if it were possible for her to have grown even more beautiful in the relatively short time they'd been apart. "Logan!" she exclaimed breathlessly. "What in the world are you doing here?"

"I could ask the same of you, darlin'."

"I・ got stuck in the blizzard."

"Me, too," Logan said.

"Why were you even here in the first place?" Jubilee asked.

Logan gave her a smile. "Lookin' fer you."

Jubilee looked away, the fire light illuminating the tears forming in her eyes. "We can't be together, Logan."

"Says who?"

Jubilee sighed. "It just wouldn't work."

"It was workin' fine before."


Before Jubilee could say anything else, Wolverine moved across the room with lightening speed, pulling her into his arms and kissing her hard. "You were saying?" he said as he pulled away.

Jubilee started to kiss him again, but suddenly moved out of his arms instead. "Logan, you saw the way they treated us back in Westchester. How can we survive with adversity like that?"

"Fuck 'em."

Jubilee looked up. "What?"

"Look, Jubilee, I don't care one way or another about the opinions of the X-Men. Never have, never will. You mean more t'me that the rest of them combined. I love you, and I want to be with you, and if that's something that I have to fight for, well, I've never been one to walk away from a challenge."

"That's easier for you that for me, Logan," Jubilee said. "I can't live with them passing judgment on us."

"By 'us' you mean Jean, don't you?"

Jubilee didn't say anything, but Logan could tell from her facial expression that the answer was yes. He pulled her back to him, looping his arms loosely around her waist. "Darlin', you don't have to worry about Jean anymore. She knows she was wrong about us. She isn't going to cause anymore problems for us, I promise."

"How can you be sure about that?" Jubilee asked.

"She told me so・old me to go to you. She knows we're meant to be."

"Are we?"

"Are we what?"

"Meant to be."

Logan pulled away from Jubilee, and for a moment she thought he was going to try to back out, that maybe the idea of being meant for each other was too much for him after all. He did have a history of being a little squeamish about things like that・/font>

What he did next shocked her.

Logan knelt down on one knee in front of her, pulling a small, black velvet box from his pocket. He opened the box, revealing a ring with three diamonds, set in polished platinum. "Marry me," Logan said softly.

Tears streaming from her face, all Jubilee could manage was a nod. Logan grinned from ear to ear as he stood up and slipped the ring on her finger, letting the box fall to the floor. Jubilee regarded the ring for a moment before wrapping her arms around Logan's neck and pulling him to her for a kiss.

"When did you buy this?" Jubilee asked.

"Shortly after we got back to Westchester," Logan told her. "While you were out tryin' on bride's maids dresses. I was going to give it to ya after Rogue and Remy's weddin', but you never gave me the chance."

Jubilee blushed slightly, feeling like a fool for ever doubting the relationship she had with Logan. "I had no idea you wanted to marry me・quot;

"Darlin', I knew from the first moment I kissed ya that this was it. No one's ever understood me the way you do; no one's ever made me feel this whole. You make me more man than beast, Jubilation, and for that I can't help but love ya more than I even thought it possible to love anyone."

Jubilee pressed herself up against him, wondering how she ever could have thought it possible for her to survive without him. She stroked his stubbled cheek with her hand, and she could've sworn she heard him purr. She pressed her lips to his ear and whispered, "Make love to me."

Logan wasted no time in giving her what she wanted.

*** *** ***

Jubilee woke up alone the next morning and panicked. Had Logan changed his mind and left? Had it all been just a dream? Jubilee heard what sounded like a pan being dropped in the kitchen, followed by a stream of expletives in an unmistakable, gruff voice. Jubilee smiled. It had been real. She held her hand up, the rays of sunlight from the window hitting the diamonds on her finger. Joy bubbled inside of her. She was going to marry the man she loved, and this time no one was going to stop her from saying "I do."

She got out of bed, put on her robe from the closet, and walked out into the kitchen. She leaned across the counter, watching Logan as he bustled about, making breakfast. He was only wearing an old pair of sweatpants, and Jubilee definitely appreciated the way the muscles in his back rippled with his every movement.

"Mornin', lover," she said after watching him for a few moments.

Logan turned around and grinned at her. "Mornin'."

"Whatcha makin'?"


Jubilee smiled. "Sure does smell good. I've missed your cooking almost as much as I've missed you."

Logan grinned at her again. "Wakin' up this mornin' with you in my arms was the most wonderful thing I've experienced in a long time, darlin'," he told her as he back around to finish cooking breakfast. "These past couple of weeks, I thought I'd really lost you, and I wasn't handlin' that very well. I've been in love before, Jubilee, but never have I felt quite what I feel for you. First time in my life I think I actually understand the term 'soulmate.'"

Logan's words both surprised and thrilled Jubilee at the same time. She'd never pictured him as the type of man to be that open with his emotions, but he'd never shown himself to be afraid to tell her how much she meant to him. Still, actually hearing him call her his soulmate stirred up emotions deep inside her, and she started to cry. Logan turned off the stove and put the omelet pan on a trivet, then walked around the counter and pulled her into his arms.

"Hey, I know the idea of bein' stuck with me fer the rest your life is a pretty scary one, but I don't think it's quite bad enough to make ya cry," Logan teased.

Jubilee laughed. "It's just, well, last night, and now you saying that・'m just so happy, Wolvie."

Logan chuckled a little, her old nickname for him still making him feel warm inside. "I know, darlin'," he said, kissing the top of her head. "I'm pretty happy myself."

"I really like the ring," Jubilee said after a moment, glancing down at her hand. "Actually, it's exactly like one I saw in a magazine I was looking in with Rogue a couple months back when I was helping her plan her wedding."

"I know."

"How did you know?" Jubilee asked.

"'Cause Rogue showed it to me."

Jubilee's eyes got wide. "When? Why?"

"She came into my room when you weren't there・ think it was when you'd run off from me all ticked off one of those times. Anyway, she put the page from the magazine on the bed and told me 'If you ever feel the need t'buy one, here's one she liked,' and walked out. I'd been considerin' proposin' almost since the beginning, so once I made sure everything was good with us and ya didn't hate me, I went out and bought it. Wasn't plannin' on you spazzin' on me again though," Logan explained.

"I'm sorry. I don't know why I freaked out like that."

"I do, darlin'," Logan said. "They weren't makin' it easy fer us back in Westchester. I probably didn't make it any easier fer ya, sayin' we should sleep in separate rooms when we first got there."

Jubilee chuckled a little. "Actually, I'd forgotten about that," she admitted. "I was so hung up on Jean and my old teammates from Generation X that I'd forgotten you'd been being an ass at first."

Logan gave her a dirty look. "Maybe I shouldn't have brought it up again then."

Jubilee kissed the tip of his nose, and she could've sworn he blushed a little bit. "Don't worry, I'm over it."

Logan tilted her head up and gave her an almost-chaste kiss on her mouth. "We better go ahead and eat. Eggs are gonna get cold."

Jubilee nodded, and they walked hand in hand to the table.

*** *** ***

A few hours later, Logan said he had to make a phone call, went into the bedroom, and came back looking chagrined. "Carrie wants to talk to you," he told Jubilee, handing her the phone.


"You want to kill me, don't ya? Ya want me to worry to death."

"Hi, Carrie."

"Your boyfriend said he'd call me last night if he found you," Carrie said. "He never called me, though from the looks of things, he found you."

"Yeah, he found me," Jubilee said. "And sorry for not calling・e both got a little, uh, distracted. One thing, though. Logan isn't my exactly my 'boyfriend.'"

"What!" Carrie yelled, making Jubilee move the receiver away from her ear. "Don't tell me you guys didn't work things out. I swear, if ya didn't・quot;

"Calm down, Carrie," Jubilee said with a giggle. "I said he wasn't exactly my boyfriend. I didn't say we weren't together."


"He's my fianc・ Logan proposed last night."

Jubilee could almost hear Carrie's jaw hit the floor on the other end of the line. "He what! Wow, that's great! Congratulations, girl!" Carrie paused for a moment, and then asked, "How's the ring?"

"Beautiful. But truthfully, I'd be happy with no ring at all as long as I had Logan."

"You wouldn't be saying that if he hadn't bought ya a rock."

Jubilee laughed. "Maybe, maybe not."

"Hey, are you two going to come by my bar tonight?" Carrie asked. "I want to see ya."

"Um, probably. I'll have to ask Logan, but I doubt he'll say no. As a matter of fact, he's nodding his head yes now, so sure, we'll be there."

"Great! I have to catch up on my sleep since I was up late worrying about somebody last night, but I'll see you guys later."

"Okay, Carrie. And I really am sorry about worrying you like that."

"Sure ya are. Well, you go have fun with your man, and I'll talk to ya tonight."

"Okay. Bye, Carrie."


"Wonder how many times she'll attempt to use the fact neither one of us called her last night to put us on a guilt trip?" Jubilee asked after she had hung up the phone.

"Knowin' Carrie, she'll never let it go," Logan said. "We'll think she'll be done with it, and then outta nowhere she'll be bringin' it back up again."

"You're probably right," Jubilee said with a smirk.

Logan sat down on the couch, and Jubilee relaxed against him with a contented sigh. "You know, today's almost made me forget we were ever in Westchester," Jubilee said.

"Me, too," Logan murmured, kissing her on top of her head. "Things here are so perfect with you, darlin'. And havin' you here after I was so close to loosin' ya fer good just about has me convinced that nothin' is ever gonna tear us apart."

"Nothing ever will, Logan. We're too stubborn to let that happen, I think."

Jubilee could feel Logan's laughter rumbling in his chest, and she felt warm inside. Logan began running his fingers through her long, dark hair, savoring its silky feel under his fingers. "You're so beautiful, darlin'," he whispered in her ear.

"You certainly make me feel like I am," she said.

"You know," Logan said, his voice husky, "We still have a few hours before Carrie's bar even opens."

"And what might you have in mind for spending that time?"

Logan responded by hoisting her up with a growl, throwing her over his shoulder, and carrying her off to the bedroom.

*** *** ***

Jubilee could see Logan's reflection in the mirror as she put on her make-up and did her hair. He was stretched out lazily on the bed, his jeans and black T-shirt sinfully tight. "You planning on getting up and getting ready anytime soon?" Jubilee asked.

"Nah. I like the view from here too much."

"Are you staring at my ass?"

"Of course."

Jubilee rolled her eyes. She finished fixing herself up, then went over to the bed and climbed up the length of him. "You're insatiable," she said, kissing him on the cheek.

"Blame it on my healing factor," Logan said.

"Oh, I'm not complaining," Jubilee said. "But we do need to get going. I told Carrie we'd be there, and it's getting late."

"I'd rather just stay in bed with you," Logan said.

"Think about it this way・e get out of bed for a little while, and you'll have something to look forward to."

"I have something to look forward to now."

Jubilee sat up. "Up, now. We're going," she said sternly.

Logan just raised an eyebrow, giving her a bemused look.

"Look, I'm going out, Logan. You can either go with me, or I can find myself some guy at Carrie's to spend the evening with. It's your decision."

Logan was out of the bed a second later, going to his closet to find a flannel shirt to put over his T-shirt.

"Ah, the lumberjack from hell look again," Jubilee said with a smirk.

"Hey, I don't need advice on clothing from someone who used to believe rain wear was a fashion statement."

Jubilee stuck out her tongue. "There was nothing wrong with my raincoat."

"Sure. If you want to be a bright yellow target." Jubilee took a pillow off the bed and hurled it at the back of his head. He turned around, gave her a dirty look, and then threw the pillow back at him.

It wasn't long until it deteriorated into a full-fledged pillow fight, which only ended when Wolverine tackled her down to the bed, pinning her arms down to the bed. Jubilee struggled. "Let me up," she said. "You're crushing me!"

"You usually don't complain when I'm holdin' ya down like this," he said with a leer.

Jubilee tried to glare, but ended up just giggling. She forced herself to sober. "Come on, let me up."

"You surrender?" he asked.

"Sure. You win."

As soon as Logan let her up, Jubilee, grabbed a pillow and began pounding him again. "Hey!" Logan called out. "No fair!"

"You should know by now I don't play fair."

With a growl, he lunged for the other pillow, using it to mercilessly defend himself. Jubilee squealed in mock-terror as Logan barred his teeth. After a few moments, they both fell breathlessly to the mattress. Logan rolled over and looked at her. Jubilee turned to face him, her cheeks flushed, and winked. Logan gather her up into his arms, kissing her fiercely.

It was a while longer before the made it out of the cabin.

*** *** ***

"Well I was starting to wonder when the two of you would make your way here," Carrie said when she saw Jubilee and Logan walk into the bar. "The honeymoon's supposed to take place after the wedding, you know."

Jubilee blushed a little, but Logan just grinned, pulling Jubilee tightly against his side. "Sorry, Carrie. We had some lost time to make up for."

Carrie smirked. "I bet you did." Carrie climbed up on top of the bar. "Hey, listen up!" she yelled, causing the whole place to go silent. "Logan finally got the balls to ask Jubilee to marry him," Carrie paused a minute, letting the crowd applaud. "So, being in a rather generous mood tonight, Logan says the drinks are on him tonight." More applause followed as Carrie climbed down from the bar.

Logan's jaw dropped. "What? I'm gonna kill her・quot;

Jubilee snickered. "I have a feeling that she's getting you back for not calling her last night."

"She's an evil, evil woman."

Carrie walked over to Jubilee and Logan. "I hope you know I'm going to kill you now," Logan said.

"I'm shaking in my boots," Carrie said, rolling her eyes. She turned to Jubilee. "So, show it to me."

"Show what to you?" Jubilee asked.

Carrie sighed as if that was the dumbest question anyone had ever asked her. "The ring, of course."

"Oh, right," Jubilee said. She pulled off her gloves, and stuck out her left hand. "Here."

Carrie's eyes got wide. "Now that's a ring," she said. "Logan, you know any other guys with your taste in jewelry? Or better yet, you buy me one. Ya don't have to marry me or anything・'ll let Jubilee be the one suffering through that・ust buy me one so I'll have something to flaunt."

"After the stunt you just pulled, not likely," Logan said. "Payin' fer all these barflies, I'll probably be in the hole by the end of the night."

Carrie waved her hand dismissively. "Don't worry about that. Most of these guys buy the cheap stuff." She took Jubilee by the arm and started leading her away. "Excuse us for a minute Logan. I must partake in some girl talk with your wife-to-be."

Jubilee leaned back to give Logan a kiss on the cheek. "Go sit at our usual table. I'll be back in a minute."

Logan nodded, obviously reluctant to let her go, but knowing that Jubilee probably wanted to gossip about him a little with Carrie anyway.

Carrie led Jubilee to a table far enough away that even Logan would have to strain to hear their conversation. "So, how did he propose?" Carrie asked.

"It was sort of a surprise," Jubilee said. "It was last night, in the cabin. I'd ended up there・he storm kept me from getting too far. Anyway, he showed up there, and he told me he still wanted to be with me, and that we're meant to be, and then he got down on one knee with the ring and purposed."

"Wow," Carrie said, her expression a little dreamy. "How romantic."

Jubilee smiled. "Logan's actually got quite a romantic streak in him. Not that he'd admit it."

"You're a lucky woman, Jubilation," Carrie said.

"I feel pretty lucky," Jubilee replied. "I can't believe I let the people back home actually get to me as much as they did. I guess all their negativity made it hard for me to see how well Logan and I go together."

"Speaking of which, he's looking a little bit impatient over there," Carrie said. "He sure does hate to be away from ya."

Jubilee beamed. "That's fine with me. I don't like us being apart anymore than he does."

"Then get yourself over there, girl. Want me to fix you guys a couple of drinks?"


Carrie smiled. "A couple of your usual, coming right up."

*** *** ***

Every time our eyes meet
This feeling inside me
It's almost more than I can take
Baby when you touch me
I can feel how much you love me
And it just blows me away

Logan had always loved dancing with Jubilee. Something about the way she felt in his arms, swaying gently to the music. He knew this was the one thing in life he could never give up, never live with out. He held her as close as he could without crushing her, breathing in her scent and telling himself that he was right where he belonged.

I've never been this close to anyone
Or anything
I can hear your thoughts
I can see your dreams

Jubilee sighed against Logan, so happy to be in his arms. She wondered how she ever could've thought she could survive without him. She knew now there was no point in denying what was so obviously meant to be. Logan was hers, and Jubilee knew in her heart that she was his as well.

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby, I'm amazed by you

In the past, Logan had always been a little unsure of marriage. Even with Mariko, the timing had never seemed right, and he'd always had lingering doubts in the back of his mind. And with Jean, it had seemed more fantasy than reality, a fear that had proven well-founded in the end.

With Jubilee, nothing had felt more perfect, more real. He wanted her as his wife more than he'd ever wanted anything in his life.

The smell of your skin
The taste of your kiss
The way you whisper in the dark
Your hair all around me
Baby, you surround me
You touch every place in my heart

"I love you," Logan said. "I want ya to be my wife more than anything."

"I want that, too, Logan," Jubilee said.

"Then let's go, tonight, darlin'. Just elope. We can drive to Edmonton, stay there the night, and find someone to marry us first thing in the mornin'."

"Are you sure?" Jubilee asked.

"I'm positive. If you want a big weddin', darlin', well, we can have one of those later. Right now I just want to know you're my wife."

"Then let's do it. I love you, Logan, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

Oh, it feels like the first time
Every time
I wanna spend the whole night
In your eyes

Logan pulled her mouth to his, memories of the first time he'd kissed her flooding into his mind. Logan knew that if he'd admitted it, he'd have known that he was in love with Jubilee from as soon as he came back to the mansion and saw her as a grown woman. But that first kiss had cemented it, bonded them together in body and soul. The thought of her becoming his wife in name as well as spirit made him giddy.

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I wanna spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby, I'm amazed by you

"Let's go on back to the cabin," Logan said. "Go before anything or anyone can stop us."

Jubilee grinned. "Sounds like a plan."

Jubilee and Logan both said goodnight to Carrie, evading her questions on why they were rushing off in such a hurry, and headed back home, ready to start their life together as husband and wife.

*** *** ***

"You ready to go, darlin'?"

"Yeah, just a sec," Jubilee called from the bedroom.

Suddenly, Logan heard a knock at the door. He frowned, wondering who would be coming over at this time of the night・specially since their cabin was in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.

Logan opened the door, and stared in shock at who was standing in front of him.


*** *** ***

Let me all hate me. So, why do I leave every story with evil cliffhangers like this? Well, basically because it's fun. *grin* After all, I know what's going to happen next...

Oh, if you want to see Jubilee's ring, you can see a picture of it at I made a pretty big deal of it in the story, and I'm bad with descriptions of jewelry and clothing...