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This story is No. 1 in the series "Iniquities of the Father". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: Joyce silently watched the aftermath of Magneto's attack on Liberty Island.

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Marvel Universe > X-Men > Joyce-CenteredkerrykhatFR738320179,39422 Jun 121 Mar 13Yes

Iniquities of the Father

Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and all related characters; Marvel owns "X-Men" and all related characters; I own nothing.
Note: Written for the TtH Drabbles prompt "secrets".

The remote clutched in her hand, Joyce silently watched the aftermath of Magneto’s attack on Liberty Island. She was glad that the girls were out for the evening. This was something that she needed to be alone for.

A clip of what had happened flashed across the screen and Joyce’s breath caught at the sight Magneto, aka Erik Lehnsherr. Her father.

Not that he’d had anything to do with her. She only had vague memories and a photograph from before he disappeared and reemerged as a mutant terrorist. Her mother barely mentioned him, and for the longest time Joyce thought he was only a figment of her imagination.

Joyce’s mouth twisted in a bitter smile. The fact that his daughter was human probably factored into his disappearance from her life, not that she’d ever asked him.

Switching off the television, she looked at a photo of her daughters. She had never told them about their grandfather and likely never would. Buffy had enough to worry about as the Slayer to factor in mutants, and Dawn appeared to be as human as her. There was no reason to add to their worries.

Every family had its secrets, and this was hers.
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