All Too Late-Part 4
Summary: Marie finds out some things that she didn't want to know.
Disclaimer: Alas, it's a pity that these wonderful characters are
Rating: PG-13 (Just to be safe).
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Author's Note: Sorry!! I know it took so long but it's never to late
to pick up the pace again isn't it? Here you go!! Enjoy!!
"CHARLES!!!!!" Logan yelled as he ran into the underground lair of
He went and tried to open Cerebro and it wouldn't budge. He went
into the Danger Room and went up to the control room. After
frantically pressing button after button, he finally managed to hear
"Welcome, Professor," it said.
He ran back down and into the room where the mutant tracking device,
Cerebro, was. There was Charles tied up to his wheelchair. His hands
and feet were tied up with ropes and his mouth was covered in
masking tape. Over his head was the mutant tracking device.
"Oh god. Charles?" Logan yelled as he went to the generator and
realized it was filled with a poisonous gaseous fume. He removed it
and ran back to the Professor.
He took off the masking tape off his mouth and said, "Charles? Are
you okay?" as he was trying to remove and untie the ropes from him
and the head piece.
"I'm fine," the Professor added with a cough, gasping for air.
"I didn't see it coming," he continued.
"They took Rogue," Wolverine exclaimed.
The Professor was now relaxing a little bit more and said, "I should
have seen this coming,"
"What?" Wolverine asked frantically.
"Rogue is Mystique's daughter."
"WHAT?!" Wolverine said in shock.
"Mystique had her and before Magneto could let her, she put her up
for adoption. Later, after when she was 5, they died and Mystique
disguised herself as a woman named Deborah and adopted her. She was
disguised and never told her the truth. When she was 13, she moved
in with some family friends after believing and being told by them
that Deborah had died when she really left to go and work full time
for the Brotherhood.
"How come you never told me this before?" asked Logan now scared and
"I wanted her to figure it out for herself."
"Well nice job Chuck because now she is gone."
"What happened?" yelled Storm coming into the big round room. Behind
her were Jean and an unfamiliar character of a man with sharp teeth,
sharp tail, markings all over his body, and purple-blue skin.
"Who the hell are you?" yelled Logan now losing his temper.
"Kurt Wagner but in the Munich Circus I was known as the incredible
"Rogue's brother," Professor Xavier added.
"WHAT?!" Everyone exclaimed.
"I have a sister?" asked Kurt.
The Professor nodded.
I lived alone all my life
wait a minute
what is a Rogue?"
Soon after, the Professor started the story once again and mentioned
how before Rogue was born, Kurt was born and Magneto turned him into
a mutant with a scientific experiment. Mystique was mad and fled
from Magneto's lair and put Kurt in a basket and fled. Erik caught
up and Mystique dropped the bundle into the lake over the bridge
where he sailed to shore. A nice couple found him, took him, and
made him part of their family. He grew up and for his appearance and
acrobatic ability, he was joined into the Munich circus as "The
Incredible Nightcrawler". He soon discovered growing up that he
could transport from place to place. Sensing he had great power and
a good heart, Charles had sent Storm and Jean out earlier that
morning with the Blackbird to recruit him and offer him a position
on the X-Men team.
"Well that explains a lot," Logan said.
"So what happened?" asked Jean.
Logan was about to explain until he saw Scott walk into the room
"Charles, I-," he stopped and looked at everyone.
"Is something going on here?" he asked.
Logan then explained the History of Nightcrawler, Rogue, and the
"What?!" Jean and Scott exclaimed.
"She passed as me?" Jean yelled.
"I yelled at you for nothing?" Scott asked in shock.
"Okay, for the record I will like to clarify some things in front of
all of you."
"Scott, Logan, everyone. I love Scott and even through I can say-as
well as many other girls-that Logan is cute, there is no way that we
would ever hook up."
"I'll take that as a compliment," Logan said.
"Scott and I are married and we will never stop being in love with
"Well thanks Jeannie but now is not the time for a lecture. Rogue is
out there and she needs my help."
"I'd like to say something on Rogue's behalf," Storm spoke. Everyone
turned to look at her. "Now I don't know what you, Logan, think of
all this but I want to talk to you right now."
Logan had full attention on her now.
"But before I do that, all I will like to say is that the only thing
that I see is a bunch of confused faces on all of you. Don't you
guys understand? Rogue doesn't have any idea what is going on. All
she can do is be hurt from what she saw this morning. We have to
find out what Mystique wants with her as soon as possible. Rogue is
older and her powers are more powerful than what they were before
and they are going to keep growing until she can't control them. At
least not without our help. No one seems to recognize that she is
young and she is living in this harsh place full of chaos. We have
to find her. Everyone stay here with Charles and try to locate her
by using Cerebro. Logan, you and me need to talk."
"I have to go find her!" he yelled.
"I know. But I must discuss something very important with you first
before things go any further out of hand. It is a personal matter
that needs to be discussed with us alone."
"Fine. Lead the way, `Ro," Logan said sarcastically.
He followed her out into the entrance of the hallway and stood.
"What do you want to talk to me about?"
"Rogue. Are you in love with her?"
Logan was shocked. One of his deepest secrets was now known by
someone other than himself.
"What point are you coming to?" he asked.
"Look, I just want you to answer my question. I don't know if you
have already noticed this or not but Rogue is in love with you. I've
seen the way she stares at you and how happy she gets when you are
nearby. I've also realized how much you change whenever she is
around. She tried to get close to you and tell you but you just
shrug it off as if it was nothing and just ignored her. You are the
only one she cares about and the only one who seems to return the
same feeling is you. Just let me ask you, how many boys has she
"Two," Logan said still in a stock state, "One named David in
Mississippi and that Bobby kid."
"And what happened to them?" Storm asked.
"Mississippi kid went in Coma and dumped her and Bobby kid was
dumped by her.'
"Why was that?" Orono asked him impatiently.
"Because he liked Kitty?"
"There was another reason."
"Logan," Storm said seriously, "She talked to me a few times about
the issue and with Bobby. She told him they couldn't go on any
further not because of her skin or him liking Kitty, but because she
would be living a lie."
Logan was confused.
"She said that she wasn't in love with him. She was trying too hard
but knew she never would be able to. All she felt from his was
Logan stared in shock as Storm continued.
"He understood this and how she felt for you. It was undeniable."
"And that's what happened?"
"Yes. They are still friends to this day. Logan, she still loves you
and this is something that nothing can stop. It's more than just a
little crush. It's true love. It's obvious that you care for her
since you are always going to her before anyone. You spend all the
time you have with her whenever you get the chance. And when you
aren't, you are trying to pre-occupy yourself by chasing after Jean
and hurting her. Logan, what is going on?"
"It's true," he said hopelessly, "I tried to hide the fact
love with her. When I first met her she was just kid but to me she
has always been something more. I guess that even despise how much
she grew up, I mean now she's 19 and all, I tried to not to face the
fact but I have noticed. She's all I have `Ro. I don't want to lose
her. She's all I have to care about."
"Then go and tell her that. Go find her after you know where she is
and tell her. This whole mix-up and confusion of the relationship
between you and Jean are tearing her apart. She loves you. You love
her. You love each other."
"You're right," Logan said getting up, "I'm going to find her.
"Good. And be careful okay?"
He was walking towards Cerebro when it opened and Charles wheeled
out with everyone else behind him.
"She's at Magneto's lair up in the mountains about 5 hours away from
"I'm going to go find her," said Logan, "I'll take the black van and
get and some of her stuff."
"We can help you," said Scott.
"I can do it alone," said Logan.
"It'll be too though," replied Jean.
"Stay out of this, all of you. This is something that only I can
take care of."
He shot Storm a smile which she returned.
"Now if you excuse me," he went out to the elevators and arrived at
the second floor. He found her empty suitcase and found some clothes
to put in there. While he was searching her drawers, he found a
picture of the both of them together and smiled.
"Comin' darlin'," he said to himself and with that he ran down the
stairs and out the front door.