One of them is 20 years old and started out as a broken, unstable seventeen-year-old but is getting more stable and happy every day. The other is 27 and started out as the stable one but is now rapidly descending towards a crisis (end of this month, beginning of next, is the plan).
One of them is - unexpectedly - now seriously considering joining the X-Men, and will be good at it and deal with the pressure and all that good stuff. The other is on the X-Men and seems to be dealing as far as most of the other characters know, but is most likely set to be suspended by the time my other boy gets really into his training.
I did not plan... almost any of this. It's just the way it fell out. So how come it still seems to end up with the balance of one stable team member and one less-stable wild card?