After discussing some things, Jorge and I have decided to retcon some relationships and this is the first. The second will be added in later, or posted separately once all the details have been hashed out. (Meaning Brian | Besty, Eddie, Lorna, Jubes.) But so far as this one goes, we've decided to set it so that Mars and Zap have been together for at least a year, possibly up to three. They were still married just as recently. This means that she wasn't ever with Colossus or Omen. So, if they had gotten together three years ago, that would put them at 20 and 27 years old in late 2005. We haven't locked down the specifics of their 'get together', or for lack of a better term 'blossoming of their romance' haha. Anyhow, we guessed it was probably an away mission or a holiday or something, some time alone, and it whacked them both over the backs of their heads. So that's fun. Anyhow, we'll be referencing this from now on, instead of the much-more-fun-rocky-past they had.
EDIT | Here's the story: Three years ago, in the late fall of 2005 (say, early December), Mars was given a mission to protect a professional Motocross performer from an anti-mutant threat at a weekend-long event. He decided to take one of the other techies along (as per usual) and this time it happened to be Zap. They posed as a couple for the event and worked out of a shared room (which shared a wall with their target's room). There was some flirtation and love blossomed, and most likely, by the end of the trip, they probably fell completely in love and acted upon their feelings (physically? Oo-lala!). At this point, they'd known each other for four years. They've been together ever since, and their feelings have been mutual from the beginning. They did get married recently (as was played out in the game). So that part hasn't changed, nor their marriage discussions/disagreements.
Now, the why: We decided to do this for reasons similar to Britannic's retcon. I (Beck) wasn't comfortable with Zap's romantic past and the uncomfortable feelings between myself and other players. That's never any fun, and a retcon is far easier than working and rehashing with said players over theirs and their character's feelings. Between Mars and Zap, well, Jordan and I both feel that Mars and Zap belong together and that they would have realized that far sooner than what we'd been saying. So, we backtracked and made their relationship more mutual. Astrologically speaking (as so far as their other personality traits/life experiences go), Mars should've been pursuing Zap. Well, we met each other half way and they fell head over heels and have been making Matrix, Forge and Sentient sick ever since. | END EDIT
P.S. *brandishes machete through n00bs* Holy carps! :D Yay n00bs.