FIC:(R) 3/3 - Broken Mirror III: A Revelation To Death
- Broken Mirror III: A Revelation To Death - 3/3
By Kes Serleef
Rating: R for some violence, and a PG-13/R for sexuality
Warning: This part contains major angst. Towards the end there is some
violence, but it really is mild in my opinion. I would normally rate
it a PG-13, however, I am not everyone, so I'm taking precautions.
Disclaimer: I don't own any part of the "X-Men" or any of its
characters. That privilege belongs to Marvel, Fox, etc...no
infringement on copyright is intended. Please don't sue me.
Archive: Yes, but please ask me.
Author's Note: There will be a happily-ever-after ending to this
Author's Note 2: I would like to thank Dark Ferret for all her help, I
really appreciate it. Thanks so much.
Earlier parts of the series can be found on my site at:
Summery: Marriage is bliss. Temptation leads to hell. Hearts are
broken. Read on....
Marie watched him go.
She watched the door close, and heard the click like a bullet.
It mobilized her.
She had thought she could just let it go.
She'd thought that not giving him the satisfaction of a fight, of a
way to purge his guilt, would make her feel...something.
But all that kept creeping through her mind was that she couldn't just
let it go.
Not like this.
Not without blood.
He didn't have a right to walk away so...intact.
She wanted to hurt him.
She wanted to find what he claimed was his heart and rip it inside
She wanted to see with vivid visual images of his suffering.
It wasn't enough to hear it.
It wasn't enough to even see it in his eyes.
She wanted a physical manifestation of his pain. Something that had
substance. Something that could be seen in splashes of red.
She couldn't let it end like this.
She'd thought she could.
She had listened to him. She had killed her emotions and listened as
he had told her in detail about fucking another woman, about fucking
Jean, and she hadn't broken.
But she couldn't let it end like this.
Not after everything...
She remembered the day her life had been shattered and bleeding that
hadn't stopped once in the four days since finding out the truth.
Scott had found out first and she remembered...
...It was the way he stood. His normally tall stance the one that
spoke volumes about his place in their world as the
authoritarian...the leader it was off.
She had seen it the moment she stepped out into the garden. She had
closed the distance between them and stood behind him, close enough to
"It's happened, Rogue," It was Scott's dead voice that had brought her
around to look him in the face. It had been the look on his face that
made her realize that her nightmares had come to pass.
She'd nodded slowly what else could she do. It took a long time for
her to her voice to speak. "I have been preparing myself for the last
three years, maybe even longer, and I'd thought when this day
came...oh god...did you just hear me Scott? I said when, not if "
she'd heard herself say the words, but hadn't recognized her own
Maybe it wasn't hers anymore, she had mused. The voice, the body,
maybe even the mind which had slowly been losing focus no longer
belonged to her, but to a stranger who would call herself Marie from
that moment on.
"I don't know...what should I feel? I can't feel. What's happening to
me, Scott? Why can't I feel anything? I thought I would feel a million
things when this day came, but I can't...who am I now...who am I?"
Then she was falling. She was on her knees, clutching one of the stone
benches for support.
Gloved hands had unfolded and slapped against stone.
Once. Twice. Then it was a steady pounding just so she could feel
She had wondered, in a distant part of her mind, if her sobs were more
about her feelings of being lost or from the revelation itself. She
had pealed her gloves off, and pounded on the stone, and even when she
saw her hands bleeding and raw, she couldn't bring herself to stop
because she couldn't feel anything.
She didn't feel anything, even after Scott folded her in his arms and
rocked her in comfort.
It wasn't enough to know that his feelings echoed hers in all its vast
She couldn't just let it end like this.
He had made her promises, and he had broken them in the worst possible
He had made a promise to her three years ago no, earlier and he
was supposed to have kept it.
They were going to build a life together and it was going to be
He had said so. She had looked in his eyes, she could have sworn he
had meant it. But she was wrong, and she could have kicked herself for
not realizing that a man like Logan, one who had been running for so
long, wouldn't want forever. He had probably never even thought about
marriage, and the commitment that went along with it, in those terms.
She even remembered when he had probably come to the realization of
what he had gotten himself into with vows that sealed their lives
together. She should have known then. She remembered the look on his
face at that moment, and she should have known that he would run. He
had been doing it all his life.
She had been so stupid, and now she was paying the consequences.
Still he had promised, she hadn't forced him to, but he had, and he
should have kept them.
He had made a promise to love and cherish...in sickness and
health...'til death did them part.
They had loved and cherished throughout their years together, and
taken care of each other when sick, now they were here...at death.
Death of their marriage, death of her heart...death was going to be
She was at the door before the thought had completely formed in her
head, moving through it and taking the stairs to the garage because
she couldn't wait for an elevator.
She had to see him.
She had to see him before he could end it like this.
She hadn't known what she was going to do before doing it. All she
knew was that she had to see him bleed, like she had.
Like she was.
He was on the bike, garage door open, about to leave.
He paused, and she walked up to him.
She walked up to him and murder was her intent.
Only, she hadn't known it at the time.
All she'd known was that she had wanted to see him bleed.
Only one time had she ever used her mutation on him and that time it
had been an accident. A simple desperate touch by a dying girl as
metal that had been surrounded by warm flesh had penetrated her chest.
All the other times he had initiated the touch once on the Statue,
and again two years ago when she had been badly injured on a mission.
This time...this time was different.
She never gave him a chance.
He was on the bike, hands on the breaks.
She approached him and watched the hopeful look on his face with
She never gave him a chance as she grabbed his face and lowered her
mouth to his.
She saw him try to pull away, but somehow, somewhere, an unnatural
power had given her enough strength to hold on even when she felt
his hands pull at her hard enough to break bones.
She gave him a kiss that made him bleed.
She didn't know where she found the strength, but even when he caught
his balance and put the cycle on its stand and tried to pull her away,
she clung on, and after a while, he no longer had the strength to
She watched the veins in his face pop, saw them open and bleed, and
the red of his pain was finally visible to her.
And she felt for the first time.
Overlaying his feelings and thoughts, were her own of satisfaction.
She watched him crumple to the ground, the bike falling with him as he
lay there bleeding.
And she felt, really felt, for the first time since revelations that
had killed her world had been bared.
Scott reached the garage just in time to see Logan fall to the ground,
blood dripping from open lacerations and froze.
It would be so easy.
It would be so easy to watch him die.
He watched silently as Rogue stared down at Logan watching him bleed
to death and he remembered watching her that day.
He had witnessed her pain.
It would be so damn easy to let the bastard die for what he had cost
...He had watched helplessly as her face crumpled. He had watched as
she collapsed to the ground and she took her pain out in the most
primitive display of grief he had ever seen.
And he'd envied her. He'd wished he could lose control like that but
Not then, not now.
It wasn't until he had seen the red of her blood, until he saw the
rawness of her flesh, that he'd gathered her to his chest and rocked
It didn't start at first; all he'd felt was her shake. Then the sounds
reached inside his chest and squeezed. Her whimpers started at the
back of her throat, and she was trembling so hard that his whole body
shook with hers. And again, some part of him had envied her.
As she'd sobbed, all he could think was that he wished he could have
just thrown it in the garbage. He wished he had never unfolded and
read their endings in the form of a seemingly insignificant piece of
It would be so damn easy....
Jean followed Scott to the garage.
She was almost there when she heard the loud clash of what sounded
like metal hitting concrete.
She ran the rest of the way only to be met with the horror of watching
the man she had committed her greatest sin with slowly bleed to death
while his wife, and her husband, watched silently.
As she screamed for the Professor and rushed to Logan's side to see
whether he was still alive, she remembered what had been the catalyst
in the discovery which had led to this event.
No matter how many times she told herself that Scott and Rogue would
have found out anyway, she still couldn't help but think that if it
hadn't been for her carelessness that afternoon...if she hadn't
written a letter...if she had just checked behind the wastebasket to
She could only imagine what Scott must have felt when he read...
...I've been conflicted as to whether or not this is the right way to
do this. But I don't know how else to do it.
I can't look at you. I can't even look at myself.
When I look at you, I see the black hole my life is about to become,
and I'm afraid.
He is my light. Without him, all I see is the emptiness that will be
So, you see, I couldn't do this in person.
I can no longer see you without seeing the end of everything I love,
and in doing so, behave in a way that could make them guess.
They can't find out that way.
I want to be able to look him in the face. I want to be able to see my
destruction when he takes the light with him. I've betrayed everything
in my world. There's this feeling of paralyzing guilt that is
And only one thought keeps echoing through my head what demon
possessed me to think twenty minutes could measure against eternity?
I'm going to tell Scott, Logan. I thought you should know.
To be continued...