Warren Worthington III, Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock (c) Marvel
art (c) me
She's sitting on a bench out the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. She's just waiting a taxi, while she senses with her telephatic abilities a familiar mind getting closer. "Not him, please", she prays in her mind, closing her eyes. She could easily influence him to not go near her, but she doesn't want to do it because it would be unfair. Suddenly she listens to his voice.
- Good morning, Miss Braddock.
Then she opens her eyes, seeing him.
Psylocke knows he's not "her" Warren. The man she's looking at is just
a new being inhabiting his body. She knows it, because she killed Warren with the life seed. She sensed his mind dying after the illusion she made for him.
- Can I talk with you, Miss Braddock??
Her Warren always called her with some nickname, as "Betsy" or "Betts". She's missing those kind simple words said by that voice...
- Of course, you can.
Looking better at him, she can notice he seems to hide something behind his back, under his metallic wings.
He's getting sheepish. "He's so different from my Warren, even if their body is the same".
- ... I read a lot about you, in our databases.
She's getting afraid.
- Why did you do such a thing??
Does he know?? Does he know she killed him?? Does he know they were in a team of assassins??
- I wanted to know something about you.
- What?? And why??
- In these days, I see a lot of people kissing. You know, because of Valentine's day... Then I wanted to know who you are, what you like, for a gift.
- A gift??
- A gift, just a present.
- Why did you want to give me a present??
- Well, when I was walking in a desert of snow, you came to me from nowhere and kissed me.
"The last time I felt safe, the last time I thought everything could go fine", she thinks. She reminds that event. She found him walking alone in the middle of a storm of snow and she kissed him. Until he broke the kiss, putting her away, asking her who she was. It's been like a knife in her heart. Her humanity, her hopes, died that night, with him.
- So I tried to find some informations about you. But in our databases I found just that you're an excellent ninja and a telepath. Then I found in one of my many personal computers some photographs of you and me. I don't remember when we did those photo. I don't remember anything about my past... We looked happy together in those images, very happy. I don't know if we were just friends or something more... I don't remember it because of my mind, of my memory... But the fact that you kissed me made me think that maybe you were in love with me. Then to not break your innocent heart...
"Innocent heart"?? She hadn't an innocent heart it from so many years.
- ... I wanted to give something to you for this strange festivity!! Even if it's not that day yet!! But I didn't know if you'll come back here for the 14th February, so, here you are!!
Then he hands her a red thing.
- Do you like chocolate?? I hope you will!!
A "heart-like" box of chocolates. She doesn't know what she can do.
- Take it!!
- Don't you like it?? Or chocolate??
- I like chocolate and I like this.
Psylocke takes the box of chocolate, looking at him, at those eyes she loved, loves and will always love.
- Thank you.
He smiles at her.
- You're welcome, Elizabeth!!
His cheeks turn red again, noticing she holds her breath for a while.
- Can... Can I call you "Elizabeth", can't I??
- Yes, you... You can.
- Oh, it's a good thing!! I'd like we'll be friends!! However, now I have to go. There's a lesson with Professor McCoy!! See you around!!
He starts to fly.
- You know... You should smile a little more!! You looks even more beautiful when you smile.
She looks at him, surprised
- How do you know that??
- Our photographs... Have a nice day, Elizabeth!!
Then he flies away, leaving a wordless Betsy behind him.
how are you?? Did you miss me?? Let me talk about this deviation!! It's about Psylocke and Angel. Did you ever read the Dark Angel Saga?? According to me, it is one of the best saga of these years. However, in that story, Psylocke had to kill Warren because he had become the new Apocalypse. But, after killing him, she found him alive but memoryless!! After those facts, X-Force left this new Warren at the school led by Wolverine. It seems that she never wanted to meet Warren again. But I hope some authors can write about Psylocke having to work with Angel. I didn't like this thing: Betsy was in love with Warren, why did she never wanted to visit him again?? She left him there, in that school... And nothing more. It's unfair!! So, here I drew a possible meeting between these two characters. I have to confess that I'm very tired of seeing Psylocke be frozen and having random sex with anyone in comics. Fantomex, Fantomex copy, Cable, etc. etc. ... It's a shame for her character!!
By the way, I decided to submit this deviation today because I don't know if I've found time to do it next week!! I finished this drawing today, so here we are
I described a different Angel, a bit too much childish maybe, but I couldn't describe an Angel like the old one... I hope I will draw something new soon. I have so many ideas about Gambit and the X-Men and about the Naruto-verse (Sai and Temari, of course
) but I have to find time to put my ideas on paper!!
However, let me know what you think about this deviation or about Warren or about Betsy
I hope you'll like it!!