That made Jack smile, just a flicker of one. He moved closer.
"How are you even here? The portal isn't remotely stable enough. I was
trying to open a gateway to Neptune but..."
But Val vanished. Because of that pursuit, he was certain. His heart hadn't
even healed from that loss and now here was Logan. Logan, who he loved so
much it was painful. Logan, who he had never forgotten. Logan, who he had
wanted to have back so much he had been ready to tear open time, space, and
"You're really here. And you remember me? What's the last you recall?"