The Heart of the Matter
Authors included in this section -- click on a name here to go to their individual entry:
A C Buswell IV
Ana "Lyssie" Cotton
Link and Me
Val "KiyoneKatz" Shrum
Joe Smith Jr.
A Spawn's Kid
Why does Ororo seem to dislike Pete so much anyway? Here's one possible reason...
Assuming the same sequence of events as in Dark Reflections -- Wisdom being a Black Air mole, Black Air defeating Excalibur, and Wisdom ending up with Shadowcat as his personal prisoner -- this story presents a harrowing version of the consequences.
Pete and Kitty take some downtime in India after a mission.
Pete and Kitty have a deep philosophical discussion about a movie they've just seen.
Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom try to find and stop a serial killer created by Black Air, but uncover even more than they'd expected.
Kitty watches Pete leave Muir.
Some time after the breakup of Excalibur, a major life change finds Kitty leaving the X-Men and moving back to England -- where she finds the X-Men aren't the only ones who can come back from the dead.
Some time before the climactic end of the Age of Apocalypse, Magneto sends Katya Rasputin to help the British mutant underground try to save the Human High Council -- at the request of a former Black Air agent named Pete Wisdom.
Away at college, Kitty finds one of her former teammates at her door -- and bearing gifts.
Pete finally decides to let Kitty know he's not dead -- but that's not the only surprise revelation when they come face to face.
After leaving the X-Men behind her -- sorta -- Kitty has to deal with some unexpected events... well, unexpected unless you're an X-Man, for whom resurrections are to be expected.
Pete gets an unexpected visitor, which leads to an unexpected new life.
Away at college, Kitty spends her first Thanksgiving alone... until a midnight knock at her door.
A little story set after the Kitty/Pete Wisdom breakup featuring the song the title is taken from.
Set immediately after Excalibur #94, the remains of Excalibur have been defeated by Black Air. And then Pete Wisdom receives a surprise visitor while lying dying in his cell.
An encounter in Chicago, set to music...
Unhappy with the official ending of Excalibur #120, the author decided to to write a better one. :-)
Wisdom is deep in a drunken stupor after their breakup, when Kitty suddenly appears in front of him.
Pete and Kitty dry off together after being caught in a rainstorm.
Romany drags Pete to Westchester to apologize to Kitty... while wearing a kilt?!
Multiple versions of Kitty and Pete split and recombine throughout Alicia's Shadowlands.
Kitty Pryde goes hunting Pete Wisdom for nefarious purposes.
Kitty Pryde revisits someone from her past, and runs into more of her past than she planned.
Kitty Pryde has fallen to earth. Now she needs a little help to regain her mind.
Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom find themselves together again -- at least for a moment.
Kitty Pryde finds herself trying to keep Pete Wisdom alive after he's been shot trying to save her life.
semi-current canon, not long after the Wisdom LS...
sorta current canon, sequel to Pryde&Wisdom: Destiny Can be so Hard, so Kick it in the Balls(R)
In an alternate reality where Apocalypse helped the Axis win WWII, Black Air agent Pete Wisdom meets a young American girl who is not quite what she seems.
Several years after the events of Sometimes The Rain Does Stop Falling, Kitty Pryde is a seasoned undercover agent living in London, and is assigned a new mission.
After a year together as a couple, Pete Wisdom decides it's time to take his relationship with Kitty Pryde in a new direction.
In a prequel to A Year And A Half In The Life Of Pryde & Wisdom, we see what Excalibur's first holiday season with Pete -- and without Piotr -- was like.
Set prior to A Year And A Half In The Life Of Pryde & Wisdom, Ororo and Kitty have a conversation during Excalibur's visit to the X-Mansion about, among other things, Pete.
A few weeks after her baby shower in part 11 of A Year And A Half In The Life Of Pryde & Wisdom, Kitty receives some disturbing news from back in the states.
Set four months after Piotr's arrival on Muir, Colossus has brought Kitty out onto the Muir grounds to tell her something important.
Pete Wisdom spends some 'quality time' with his new daughter.
In an alternate ending to A Year And A Half In The Life Of Pryde & Wisdom, an unexpected tragedy strikes Muir Isle.
In a follow-up to Heav'n Makes Means To Kill Our Joy With Love, we look in on Pete Wisdom and his daughter Katherine ten years after Kitty's death.
When a serial murderer with no pattern descends on London, Jardine asks Pryde & Wisdom to help find out who the person is. But to do it, they need an assist from Pete's old friend Nick Knight -- who has seen identical killings in Toronto.
The title says it all...
He keeps calling...
Pete introduces Kitty to his idols -- Steed and Mrs Peel.
Actually part of the author's Happy Families series about the cascading aftereffects of Jubilee's suicide attempt, in this installment Kitty has realized the effects of her actions on Pete Wisdom and is determined to make things right with her former boyfriend.
A poem about Pete and Kitty being apart... but still in tune...
Another poem with Kitty thinking about Pete.
Preparing to go into battle yet again, Kitty ponders some unfinished business.
The original Pryde and Wisdom fanfic, with great British atmosphere, lots of pub-crawling and a number of in-jokes for real racmx old-timers.
Pryde&Wisdom fight their deadliest enemy ever -- spam on the internet!
Pete and Kitty run into each other 'accidentally' several months after their breakup.
See the title, people. Then add Pete Wisdom's reaction.
Part of an alternate-future timeline, in which Pete Wisdom finds relief from an old and a new source of comfort.
Part of another alternate-future timeline, Aaron Wisdom asks his mother an awkward question.
Among other events, Aaron and Pete Wisdom both get the answer to the question raised in Checking the Ingredients.
Pete Wisdom runs into his former girlfriend -- plus dragon -- in the Crown.
Kitty runs into a supposedly dead former love when she visits Colossus' grave.
In yet *another* future timeline, Kitty and Pete have to face sending their 12-year-old son Aaron off to mutant boarding school.
In a companion piece to In the Field, Aaron tries to convince himself dressing up in a body condom for a school uniform isn't really *that* bad.
And part of yet *another* alternate-future timeline, Kitty and Pete's son Aaron gets ready for some big changes in his life...
And yet another glimpse into yet another possible future for Kitty and Pete getting back together...
Pete makes the rounds of Excalibur looking for Kitty -- but may have found more than he expected.
Moira MacTaggert has to tell Pete Wisdom the child Kitty is carrying will not live for long.
After his break up with Kitty, Pete Wisdom gets an unlikely visitor who comes to convince him to give their relationship another shot.
Kitty, not convined that he's dead, searches for Pete Wisdom after leaving the X-men.
From Excalibur 120 - People's thoughts as Pete Wisdom packs his things to leave Muir and Kitty.
At Brian & Meggan's Wedding Kitty catches the bouquet, but who will catch the garter? And what will happen after he does? (sequel to Parting Thoughts)
Pete and Kitty share some quiet time together.
Pete's drinking finally takes its inevitable toll.
Kitty Pryde, at college, with insomnia - for a reason.
Meggan visits Kitty at college, to bring her a holiday present.
A brief holiday reunion...
Pete Wisdom's always been given to bad dreams; tonight's no exception, and an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance doesn't look to make things much better.
Back with the X-Men, Kitty receives a message to meet Pete Wisdom on a dark and stormy night.
Pete contemplates his life with Kitty, about three years after their marriage.
Another possible version of the Post-Dream Nails Plane Ride...
Kitty and Pete check up on their canon counterparts...
Kitty Pryde's morning run turns into an adventure bigger than anyone ever expected.
New Year's Eve at the X-mansion results in a change for two good friends. (Kitty/Kurt with sprinklings of Kurt/Amanda and Pryde/Wisdom)
Kitty reflects on the last time she saw Pete Wisdom.
Kitty and Pete share some down time.
Kitty wants to try something new. Pete Wisdom indulges.
Rain, Sun, Moon.
Kitty Pryde has an addiction.
One half of a Trans-Atlantic phone call.
Kitty shows up on Pete's doorstep unexpectedly.
Smut. …And a little angst.
Pete Wisdom has a quiet moment of suffering, but it get interrupted.
Pete Wisdom's thoughts as he prepares to leave Muir Island.
It's the eyepatch. (Set during Mekanix)
Pete Wisdom learns some more about his girlfriend's habits.
A potentially scary conversation.
An awkward conversation.
A brief glimpse into the future?
Back at the X-mansion, Kitty slowly comes to the realization that something is lacking in her current situation.
Pete says goodbye to an old friend.
Kitty is going around collecting up memories of Pete, when she finds more than she expected.
Pete Wisdom debates with himself about his breakup with Kitty Pryde.
A sympathetic chat room employee gets involved in two online conversations about broken relationships which are completely independent but appear oddly connected.
The online chat grows into something more personal as Kitty finds herself staying at Lady Sally's unique 'house'.
Working for a private security agency, Kitty hears a disturbing story about the painting they're guarding from her partner.
One of our favorite mutants is given the choice of returning to life, or of moving on...
Pete Wisdom waits to meet Kitty again after a very long separation.
On a sleepness night, Kitty thinks about why she and Pete broke up.
Kitty finally finds out -- from Sam Guthrie -- that Pete is dead... except he isn't.
Shortly after Wisdom leaves Muir, he and Kitty are reunited... but may not get to live happily ever after.
Kitty Pryde in one possible future, after all its ups and downs...
In one of a series of letters to Ann Landers, Kitty writes about her situation with Pete and Peter.
Kitty reflects on her relationships with the X-Men, Pete Wisdom and Piotr Rasputin.
In a future where Kitty leads the X-Men, she journeys to England to help Pete Wisdom with a suicide mission.
Shortly after reuniting briefly with Pete Wisdom in Say Yes, after years apart, Kitty has to face the fact that she may be pregnant.
To find out more about the Stars in December timeline, visit www.geocities.com/glittergrr/futureindex for backhistory, character pictures and bios, etc.
Kitty struggles to come to terms with Pete's death.
Pete Wisdom gets to know a somewhat different Kitty.
The followup to Just Another Day...
Kitty with Pete, in the Mutant X reality...
Kitty finds out she's not over Pete quite yet.
A few months after their breakup, Kitty has some surprising news she decides she has to share with Pete.
Kitty finally stops by Pete's grave, for one last drink and one last talk.
One possible version of what happened next on the Runner after Excalibur#90 faded to black...
Pete and Kitty have trouble adjusting to having a child that's 'different' -- but in different ways.
Kitty's father makes a suprise visit to Muir Island, to ask for her help. But the kind of help he wants now comes as a complete surprise.
Pete Wisom travels to America to apologize and win Kitty back, but discovers that Colossus has his own plans.
Kitty Pryde overhears a name at college that breaks her heart and reminds her that it's the same day that Pete Wisdom died, two years ago. She sits in her room, sobbing her heart out, over the man she loved...
If Pete Wisdom gets involved with British Intelligence again, can Kitty Pryde be far behind? Especially if the assignment involves particularly rarefied circles...
Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom are not people that the Fates have been particuarly kind to. But their love and lives will face the ultimate test when Kitty falls captive to a sadistic madman that Pete used to work with. A man whose face he tore off two years...
Waking up early after a restles night, Pete Wisdom ponders his past with Black Air and its impact on his future with Excalibur and Kitty.
An invitation to a former colleague's wedding gives Pete Wisdom an excuse to take Kitty down to London for a few days.
Pete finds Kitty's Star-of-David necklace as fascinating as he finds Kitty herself.
Kitty has a late-night heart-to-heart with Logan about her breakup with Pete.
After leaving Muir, Pete has to get used to being on his own again.
Kitty and Pete come looking for each other.
After they get back together, Pete and Kitty head for Sunnydale, California -- where she has relatives and he has a mission.
While Alistaire Stuart summons Pete Wisdom and Kitty Pryde to investigate the death of a guard in a company producing surprisingly advanced technology, a certain Time Lord arrives in London and goes looking for his old colleagues.
Pete's complaints about a parking citation give Kitty an idea...
Kitty pulls out her old St Searle's cheerleader costume for some role-playing.
Some months after their breakup, Kitty and Pete finally talk.
Post Mekanix: Kitty Pryde is approached by Pete Wisdom to help solve a strain of arson cases and strange murders far from home during Spring Break.
Years after their break-up, Pete Wisdom -- now a consultant to Scotland Yard -- asks his former girlfriend for help with a gruesome serial murder case.
Hanging out in-between stories, Kitty and Pete worry about their prospects for a future together.
CONTROL has discovered that one of their foes has teamed with Black Air, so it's only common sense to team CONTROL agent Maxwell Smart with former Black Air agent Pete Wisdom... right?
In the start of his new Knights of Ghosts and Shadows series, the author flashes back to Kitty's and Pete's first meeting -- which, contrary to accepted chronology, occurred some years earlier, when Pete had been sent to Canada to investigate recent events in Ungava Bay (as first mentioned in Luba Kmetyk's Drugs, Spies and Videotape).
As the Knights of Ghosts and Shadows series moves into the present, Kitty -- with the help of Romany Wisdom and several of the X-women -- finds out there's more to her break-up with Wisdom than meets the eye.
As the Knights of Ghosts and Shadows series continues, Pete is in Genosha trying to rescue Kitty's father, while Kitty, Jean, Emma and Carol Danvers are on their way to rescue Wisdom.
Picking up immediately after Reunions in Fire and Tears, Kitty and Pete start their new life together while Kurt works to reconstitute Excalibur -- but how will Xavier and the other X-Men react?
Also part of the Knights of Ghosts and Shadows series -- Excalibur weren't the first spandex superheroes Pete Wisdom got involved with; years earlier, he'd once partnered with the winsome Wasp.
Jan gathers many of the characters involved in Knights of Ghosts and Shadows to celebrate a special occasion.
Also part of the Knights of Ghosts and Shadows series, Peter Parker meets with an old friend he never expected to see again.
Out on a date with Rigby Fallon, Kitty finds the same restaurant is hosting a party for a number of very familiar faces.
Kitty visits Pete's grave on Christmas Eve.
Pete Wisdom can tell something is bothering Kitty, but she won't tell him what the problem is. Neither will the rest of Excalibur, until the debonair Nightcrawler relents and gives the clueless Brit some lessons in basic romance.
Another songfic of Pete drinking away missing Kitty.
Pete Wisdom agonizes over his relationship with Kitty after her return to the X-Men.
With many of Excalibur and the X-Men killed or injured while they were off on their honeymoon, Pete Wisdom finds Kitty having trouble coping with the consequences.
Pete and Kitty at Loch Ness... enough said. :-)
Kitty makes a new friend on the Internet, who ends up changing her life drastically..
Pete and Kitty join a certain bald-headed man in seeking professional help.
Pete dies, but is returned to life and Kitty -- with a new mission.
More of St. Pete's missions...
Pete learns his fate, and by the way he accepts it -- and the reasons for it -- he proves the better man.
Pete and Kitty celebrate love's traditional holiday.
After Valentine's Day, Pete and Kitty wake up on February fifteenth to find that they are engaged, and that they have to tell their friends about it.
In a prequel to Valentine's Day, Kitty teaches Pete to dance.
In a sequel to Dance With Me(R), Pete and Kitty play with some toys they picked up the day before.
Kitty goes shopping for a special birthday present for Pete.
Pete and Kitty are both missing each other while their friends try to help distract them, with some unexpected results.
Stranded for the night in a mysterious castle, Kitten's father tries to pick up a gift for his youngest daughter and is caught in the act by its owner, a black lion who demands the usual fairy-tale repayment.
How far will Kitty go to help her former lover when she finds out Pete's being held prisoner?
Pete and Kitty walk into DelFlorio's dry-cleaner's, and end up taking a little trip back to the 60s to meet another well-known team... and that's just their first stop.