The Best Christmas Gift Ever
By Nadja Lee 25/11/01
English is not my native language. Please forgive me my mistakes.
Disclaimer: X-men and all the characters here belong to Marvel, 20 Century Fox and I intend no infringement, this is a piece of amateur fan fiction, and I make no money of it.
Only the original idea contained within this work is the property of the author. Please do not copy this story to any website or archive without permission of the author.
Timeline: Set in the movie universe. After the movie
Universe: Set in the movie universe; NOT the book which goes with it.
Romance: Logan/Rogue, Scott/Ororo
Summary: Rogue writes a letter to Logan.
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
Feedback: Yes, please. My e-mail address is neh@...
Dedicated to Mels. Hope you like *G*
Great, I cant even decide how to start this stupid letter. I knew this writing was a bad idea anyhow.
Writing is good therapy to get over ones pain, Jean had told me. Yeah, right. Okay, okay
. Ill try.
Let me see
. what would I tell you if you were here? Oh, now I know
Where the Hell have you been?!
How was that? Or maybe,
It has been seven months since you left and you havent called, written or anything. Care to explain?
Better? No. Well, I have several. I do love this one,
Remember this: Ill take care of you
from the other side of the Goddamn planet!
. deep breaths. Clam. I dont think Ororos exercises are working for me. Calm
yeah. Im calm.
Okay, back to the writing thing. Hum, what can I tell you of interest? Clearly nothing of me since you havent cared to try and reach me
Bitter? Who me? Not at all. Note the sarcasm here, sugah.
Oh, now I know. Jean and Scott broke up two months after you left. Bet thatll make you happy. Scott began dating Ro a few weeks back so he shouldnt stand in your way no more.
What else to say? Life is the way it used to with some changes. I still go to school; we have our own Melrose Place drama going between the teachers and the students alike. The most excitingly thing was Jean and Scotts break-up.
Scott has taken me out on a few missions. At first he didnt want me to go, he was afraid Ill get hurt but I insisted and he let me come along. Hes not such a bad guy but Ill wish hed stop playing the Goddamn Good Samaritan. No matter what I do he always has an excuse for me to cover it up. Sure, everyone knows that a lot of my changes is due to the 3 voices in my head; yours, Magnetos and
strange, I cant recall his name any longer. The first and only boy Ive ever kissed and I cant even recall his name. He always was so quiet and sweet; his essence in my mind was the same way. I guess you and Erik must have drowned him out.
At first it was strange having two so strong minds other than my own in my head but Ive gotten used to it. At least now I wont try and seduce Jean (thanks so much for leaving me with that, Logan. UGH) or try and convince Scott to join my cause. You are both fading but are never quite silent. Like an ever present whisper or a memory from a dream. On the other hand, Eriks memories have helped me get As in Ororos history class
Erik and you are actually a lot alike. You both have so much pain and anger inside. Only Erik has found a goal, a way to channel it; you channel it towards all and no one.
maybe I should absorb a woman to even up the score with you two males?
Damn it, Logan! Why did you also have to leave? What truths could you possibly find which were so important that they couldnt wait a few months or years till we could go find them together?
I still cant believe you left me! You promised youll protect me and take care of me and you left me.
I hate you!
*Sigh* No, I dont. I could never hate you. Thats what hurts so much. I love you. I love you so much it pains me inside.
Im getting all misty here. This shouldnt be about me but a letter. To you.
So, let me see
What else can I say? Oh, yeah. Youre gonna love this. Scott has gone missing. Two weeks ago he just left the mansion. Two weeks before Christmas and he took off just like that. Ro was furious and we had thunder for days. I wonder where he went? Running isnt his style
. more yours, isnt it, Logan? Sorry, that was unfair. I guess you did what you thought was best. I just wish youll have stayed or at least talked it over with me first.
Speaking of love
Bobby is still interested in me but I cant say yes to him. Not when my heart belongs to you. Thatll be unfair to him. He really is a great boy
but I dont love him. I love you. Sometimes I wonder why I do, why I cant let you go but I cant. I wish you had felt the same and stayed.
Then theres Scott
I dont think he loves me as in he wants to date me but he cares a lot for me. A few weeks back when he was giving me driving lessons I accidentally bumped into his new motorcycle (hes not mad at you about taking the old one btw. He just wants it back sometime). Strange thing is he wasnt mad at me. I mean he was furious when Jubilee smashed the jeep
on the other hand she has smashed two jeeps already but still
Scott doesnt like it when things break. Broken things needs fixing at once, thats how he feels. Maybe thats what I am to him; a broken mirror he feels he should try and fix?
I hear Scott calling for me out in the hall. Hell have to wait till Im finished with your letter. Theres knocking on my door. Cant he see Im busy?
Go away, I tell him.
Rogue, this is important. Please open the door, he asks.
Get lost, One-Eye, I say more harshly. I know the name calling pains him and I really dont want to hurt him but Im in no mood for company right now.
Not until youve seen what Ive brought you, he insists and I sigh. By now he has almost brought the entire mall for me to try and cheer me up. Why cant he just leave me alone and let me be depressed and bitter?
Not interested, I tell him.
This time I think you are, he insists and before I know what has happened he has forcefully opened the door. I havent been giving his many exercises in the danger room enough credit.
What? I snap, hoping hell soon go away. He smiles brilliantly at me and I frown. Whats he up to now?
. this is your present. Merry Christmas, he laughs and moves to the side. Curious I look towards the door
. and what I see almost stops my heart.
LOGAN! I scream and forget all I promised myself, how Ill let him wait, demand an explanation
everything is forgotten as I see his face again. He smiles as he sees me. I throw myself into his arms.
Marie, its so good to see you, Logan whispers against my ear and my happiness knows no bounds.
I love you, Logan, I blurt out and forget my rule of waiting. He grins.
Lov you too, kid, he says softly and I could have died from happiness. Over Logans shoulder I see Scott trying to sneak out the room.
Scott, I say. He turns towards me. I move out from Logans arms and give him a hug. Thanks, I say warmly and hope he understands the deep in those words. He smiles.
I just want to see you happy, he says and puts a loose hair behind my ear. There is something in his voice I dont quite get
sadness? But before I get to ask him he has left the room and is going towards Ros room, probably to try and explain.
I turn back to Logan and first now do I notice that he has one black eye.
What happened? I ask concerned and come to him and let my gloved fingers run gently over the damaged area. He takes my hand in his and kisses it.
Cyke showed me the way home. Quite literally, laugher is in his voice as he gathers me in his embrace.
So, that was why he left, I say out loud. He left to find me
the perfect Christmas gift.
. the most perfect gift I could ever wish for, he whispers and kisses the top of my head. I should have returned sooner but I was afraid to hurt you.
Your leaving was the greatest pain you could ever bring me, I say as I hide my face by his shoulder and he puts his arms around me.
I love you, darlin, he whispers softly and I smile happily.
And I you.
This is really the most perfect gift anyone has ever brought me.
Remind me to thank Scott