Darker Destiny: Take Care Of Me
By Nadja Lee 14/05/02
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/an AU. Before the movie
Universe: Set in the movie universe; NOT the book which goes with it.
Summary: A young girl is fighting to get by
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
Feedback: Yes, please. My e-mail address is nadjalee2000@...
Warning: May contain disturbing elements. This is a VERY dark tale! You have been warned.
Sequel/series: Part of the Darker Destiny series but you doesnt need to read the earlier parts to follow this. You can read the entire series here:
Thanks to Estelle for Beta.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to suddenly have responsibilities way past your age and abilities?
He needs me. I have to help him. Its not his fault; hes just ill. He needs his medication
..his drinks to get by. He needs me to help him get money.
I vaguely remember we lived in a house once. I remember a womans face but I cant recall who she is. Maybe she was my mom? Dad wont say much of her.
We dont live in a house anymore; we live in a trailer. I try to keep it nice, dad likes it nice, but its hard. I put the empty bottles outside and I try to make it nice but Im not sure Im doing it right. I wish someone would tell me how.
If we are to eat we need money. Dad often takes me to town and tells me to beg money from the passing people. He says they give more when Im alone. Sometimes Ive been bad and there isnt enough money for both food and dads medicine so he buys medicine and asks me to understand. I do. He has told me about all the terrible things that happen when youre alone. I dont want to lose my daddy; I love my daddy but he needs me to take care of him. Hes sick, yknow?
Sometimes when dads feeling better he tries to make me read from a book but Im no good at that and he quickly looses interest and just wants his medicine. Hes happy when he has gotten his medication; it makes him smile.
Dad doesnt like other people and dont want me to talk more with them than I have to. He says its dangerous. So, I dont really talk with anyone save my dad
..and my doll, Lucy. Lucy is always with me so Im never alone or lost. She helps me do things like when I should wash our clothes for the first time. I wasnt sure how to do that but then Lucy got this idea from something we had seen on TV; we should rub at it in the sink, put soap on it and then put it out to dry. And it worked
..better after the first few times where I forgot to wash the soap out.
Sometimes when Im really hungry and dad says he needs his medication real bad I borrow wallets from people who stop and look at shop windows. Dad says they dont mind and that he gives them their wallets back. It normally works out but there was this once where a strong man grabbed my wrist and yelled at me. I began to cry and just when I was beginning to panic this young man came and saved me. He had strange glowing red eyes and it looked like he lived like me because his clothes were also filthy and torn like mine.
In my dreams I wear beautiful dresses like a princess but not so in real life. I dont know who he was but he was nice and got me safely away. He asked me to be a member of his gang
something about Thieves but I said no. I had to take care of my father. He said I should look after myself and then he was gone and I never saw him since. I wonder if he was a prince on a white horse. I have this small book a home where a prince saves a princess
.Most of the words I cant make out but I like looking at the pictures.
My dad calls for me. He needs more medication. I have to go. Come, Lucy. We have to take care of dad.
We have to take care of dad.
~Sarah (dark AU movie version of Sarah/Marrow from the comics. Here written like shes a very young girl)