Fic: "Nothing But Dust" PG-13 (1/1) [Logan/Rogue]
- Nothing But Dust
By Nadja Lee
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.
Summary: Logan was sent to guard Rogue and thats just what hell do.
Archiving: Want, ASK, take, have.
Feedback: Yes, please. My e-mail address is neh@....
Dedicated to Bani with thanks for all her kindness. *big hug*
Logan tiptoed along the golden fence, dragging Scotts bike next to him. Almost to the gate and no one had seen him
Logan! Is that you?!
Damn, Logan swore.
Now, Logan, you know what the Old One says about swearing, an older man said as he came towards Logan, a big smile on his face. He was dressed in white, a calendar looking book beneath his left arm and a big key in his right.
Hey, Pete. Hows it goin? Logan asked and let the other man give him a hug.
Oh, you know. Nice and quit. I hear theres a war coming though so I expect lots of customers soon, Pete said as he walked with Logan towards the gate.
Who said anythin about a war?! Logan looked dumbstruck. Had he missed something here?
Am I wrong? Pete mumbled to himself. Here, hold this, Pete gave Logan the big key while he consulted his calendar. Let me see Day 1, create man .Day 2 yeada, yeada . He turned several pages. Alexander the Great .Christ is born .yeada, yeada .oh, here we are. The big war, Pete showed the page to Logan.
Thats the second World War, Logan sighed. Now, I can better understand how come you accidentally send me to Earth 100 years too soon. My woman wasnt even born yet! Logan complained and gave Pete back his key.
Shes not your woman, Logan. It is forbidden a new voice said and the source of the voice appeared; a blond man, again dressed in white with big feathered wings and a kind of armour on.
For us to fall in lov with em; I know, Logan finished darkly for him.
So, Gabi what brings you to the gate? Pete asked and smiled. Gabi frowned.
Thats Mr. Gabriel to you, Peter.
Were in a pesty mood today, Pete mumbled but was intimidated enough by the awful man to return to the gate and a small table appeared with a big book on it. Pete turned to a page and began waiting for the first customer of the day.
So, how did it go? Gabriel asked.
Fine. I found the girl as I said to Pete he fucked with the timetable again; I was 100 years too early
Language, Gabriel reproved.
Anyway, I found the girl and saved her, Logan finished and ignored Gabis comment.
Hey, it wasnt my fault. Time is a delicate thing. It is hard to send you down so precisely, Pete mumbled.
Youre late. You should have been up 2 Earth weeks ago, Gabi commented.
My mission wasnt over yet, Logan insisted and refused to meet Gabis eyes, knowing he could read the truth in his eyes. Gabis eyes narrowed and he got a grim suspicion.
You didnt fall in love, did you? Did you?
You did! Gabi yelled horrified.
Thats great, son. I havent had a woman in well, 2000 something years. Go for it, Pete laughed but was silenced by an ice stare from Gabi.
Have you forgotten what happened last time you fell in love with an Earth woman? Have you?
Of course I havent! You send me down there, Logan made a downwards motion with his hands and first now did Gabi notice the motorcycle.
You took THAT with you up here?
Hey, I happen to like this bike, Logan protected with false wounded pride.
I like bikes too; they always drive too fast on them. Gives lots of customers, Pete said.
You didnt steal this, did you? Gabi demanded to know.
You know we cant steal. Scooter Gabi cast him a stern look. Eg, Scott gave it to me.
Suddenly before Logans and Gabis feet a part of the white cloud became very dark and black and it seemed to eat a hole through the sky until a man all dressed in black flew up to land before them. He was devilishly handsome with a black leather jacket, blue cowboy pants, a silver earring and long hair in a ponytail.
Did I or did I not hear someone say stealing? I heard a no, no word, he said with a smile.
Lucifer, Logan smiled and the two men embraced. Gabi took a hand up before his eyes.
Im not seeing this; Im *not* seeing this.
Whats wrong with him? Lucifer asked puzzled as he drew back.
Traumatised childhood, a dull job; take your pick, Logan grinned.
So, what are you doing back up here? Last I heard the Old One had send you to Earth.
He did, I just came back, Logan explained.
Oh, alright. So, you wanna come down with me? Its always more fun down there and its almost time for Hitlers daily punishment. Ill let you have the honours since you just came back, Lucifer suggested.
Tempting as that may sound Logan began.
Youre not actually considering this, are you? Gabi asked shocked.
Hey, you got me send down there for 600 years. Every prisoner would make friends when they had *that* long to do it in.
We have rules, Logan, which we need to uphold. As I recall a woman got you into this mess to begin with.
Logan span around quicker than the wind and waved a warning finger at Gabi.
Dont you dare go there. Cleo loved me, Logan insisted.
Well, I gotta go then. Nice to see you again, Logan, Lucifer said and disappeared downwards. Suddenly several people appeared before the gate and Pete got busy with his big book.
Lets go inside, Gabi suggested and with a motion of his hand they suddenly stood inside the gates. The sight inside the gates was indescribable for it was Goddess and Perfection wrapped into one.
*Logan, Logan . I need you. Please help me. Come to me. Help me*
Logan stopped in his tracks. That voice...it was Maries voice.
What is it? Gabi asked as he noticed Logan had stopped.
She is calling me, Logan explained as he listened to the words her heart had send to him.
Of course Marie. Am I the Guardian of anyone else? Logan asked irritated.
* Logan, help me*
I gotta go to her, Logan said determined and got ready to fly down again. Gabi stretched out his arm and held him back.
Logan do you love this woman? The truth please for Ill know if you lie.
Yes. I love her. Ill do anything for her, Logan said seriously. Gabi sighed deeply.
Ill let you go to her then but remember; you can never tell her you love her for if you do...
I know...Ill turn into dust, Logan finished for him. Who makes these stupid rules anyway?
Well, thats . Gabi began but then stopped. I actually dont know. Anyway, just dont say what you feel and youll be fine.
Dont worry, Logan got ready to fly again as Gabi stopped him again. What now?!
I trust you, Logan, but not THAT much. Alexander! Gabi called. A beautiful man with fine aristocratic features appeared next to them.
What is it? he asked. Oh, hey Logan.
You guard Summers so since youre going the same way I want you to keep an eye on Logan and keep him out of trouble, Gabi insisted.
Man, this is so unfair. You dont send bodyguards with Jesus every time he visits Earth, Logan protested.
He also has some very good connections up here, Alexander reminded him with a smile.
Will you two stay on the subject!? Gabi said irritated.
* Please, help me. Help me make the right decision, help me protect them please let me save them; dont let them die*
Okay, okay. Ill play nanny. Now, we better go. I hear my protégée calling me, Alexander said.
Okay go on, Gabi waved them away.
As soon as the words were out his mouth as soon were the 2 men gone.
The Old One must have been in a very good mood the day he made Marc Anthony his Angel of Death and Alexander The Great his military adviser. Too bad both jobs were cut in the latest reductions so Im stuck with finding suitable candidates for them to be Guardian Angel to. Memo to me, memo to me: ask for a raise and never, never let Marc...I mean, Logan guard another woman; he falls in love far too easily.
Logan and Alexander landed outside the X-mens mansion and hurried inside.
*Logan help me*
Shes in sickbay, Logan said worried and hurried down the corridors, Alexander close behind.
Remember, only you can see me, Alexander reminded Logan. The others could only see Logan because Pete had sent him down as a mortal.
Logan and Alexander reached sickbay and saw Rogue and Scott laying in each their beds.
Wonderful. Im gone for five hours and the kid gets into trouble. I swear I spend more time patching this kid up than I did conquering the known world, Alexander complained as he hurried to Scotts bedside and spread out his hands above his chest at the place of his heart. Golden light left his hands as Alexander began to heal him.
Marie! Logan yelled and ran to her. She were covered in tubes and connected to tons of machines. His heart broke just looking at her.
Logan. Youre back, Jean said surprised as she saw him.
Whats wrong with her? Logan demanded to know and took Rogues gloved hand in his.
Sabretooth and his companions attacked the mansion while the professor and I were at a Senate hearing, Jean explained as she went back and forth with medical files in her hands, her high heels making it impossible to ignore her.
She was left unprotected?! My Marie Logan cast a look at Alexander who were still concentrating to heal Scott. you left her alone?!
She wasnt alone. Scott was at the school with the kids.
For all the good THAT did them, Logan mumbled and turned back to Rogue. He didnt notice the Professor before he spoke:
For your information Scott is dying from the wounds he got as he tried to defend Rogue who seemed to be Sabretooths main target. And do you know why they went after her specifically? he didnt wait for Logans answer. Because they thought she was your woman.
She IS my woman Logan instantly wanted to say and felt as guilty as he was sure Xavier had hoped. She was hurt because of him. Him who had been supposed to safeguard her.
Will she live? Logan asked softly and dreaded the answer.
The truth? Jean asked and Logan forced himself to nod though he wanted to scream; no, lie to me.
She is dying. There is nothing I can do; she has lost too much blood.
She cant die! She cant! Logan protested and wiped a loose hair away from Rogues face. She looked so peaceful; almost like she was sleeping. She looked like an Angel. And speaking of the devil...eg, angel
I got mine. Hows yours? Alexander asked and put a hand on Logans shoulder. Scotts machine said something and Xavier and Jean hurried over to him. Hum, I save the kid and Miss. I-Wear-High -Heels-In-The-Lab gets the glory. Typical, Alexander mumbled under his breath.
Shes dying, Logan whispered brokenly. Alexander smiled softly.
You really love her, dont you?
Yeah, yeah I do.
Then save her. I can only save people I guard so you have to do it. Save your woman, Alexander urged.
Thats just it; I cant. I cant heal her anymore. I was send down here as a human Logan began but stopped mid sentence. But wait... I can heal her, also as a human, a determined look had entered Logans eyes, a look Alexander knew well.
Here we go again, he mumbled as Logan bent down and claimed Rogues lips with his own. He deepened the kiss and waited for her powers to kick in like they had before but nothing happened. He waited a while until he drew back.
Maybe Im not doing it right, Logan mumbled frustrated and took Rogues right hand and ungloved it and put it to his cheek. Again nothing happened. He then laid both his hands on her face. Again nothing happened.
Why isnt it working? Logan asked frustrated.
Maybe because shes gone, Alexander said softly.
NO! She cant be dead. I refuse to believe that- She is NOT dead! Logan almost yelled.
That is not up to us to decide that, old friend, Alexander said sadly.
I dont care. Cant you understand that? I dont care. I just want her to live, Logan fought back tears. Damn, he hadnt cried in well, ever. Alexander saw how another soul was to leave a body behind and knew that within seconds itll be too late to do anything.
There is a way, Alexander reluctantly admitted.
What? Tell me. What? Logan demanded to know. Alexander avoided his eyes.
I shouldnt tell you this but
TELL ME! Logan demanded.
Okay, okay . It is true what Gabi said that if we declare our love for a mortal we turn into durst. BUT our love can also save them.
Are you saying Logan began as what Alexander was saying sank in.
Yes, Alexander admitted reluctantly. As you admit your love and turn to dust shell live.
Very well, Logan simply said and took Rogues ungloved hand in his. Marie, since the first time I saw you I knew you was the one I was searching for. Marie, I lo .
Stop! Alexander quickly put his hand over Logans mouth. Logan removed his hand with an angry motion.
What ARE you doing?!
If this is what you really want Ill not stop you but do you know what youre doing? Alexander almost pleaded with him. You know the truth of life after death; you know shell come up there, you know shell be taken care of. You could be with her every day if you let her die.
But I cant watch her die, cant you see that? She may be taken care of but shes barely a woman; there is so much still left for her to see, for her left to feel. All the countries she still has left to see, all her loves children...growing old. I wish all that for her and if she dies shell never even have a chance, Logan explained softly and unnoticed tears ran down his cheeks as his eyes were fixed on Rogues lifeless body.
You cant come back again. This time youll simply disappear. Will you really give all that for her? Will you become nothing, have no place anywhere all for her? Alexander asked softly. There were no anger in his voice; only sadness and a need to understand.
Yes. Yes, I will. In a heartbeat, Logan said without hesitation.
Oh, how I envy you the love you most feel at this moment, Alexander whispered.
Youre been a good friend, Alex. Promise me youll take care of her.
I promise, my friend. I promise, and now there were tears in his eyes as well. Logan nodded his thanks and turned back to Rogue. He had had this conversation in his mind dozens of times though he had thought he could never say it...yet now...now he didnt know what to say.
Marie, darlin I dont know what to say. You mean everything to me. Before I met you I didnt understand the true meaning of the words I love you. I do now for my heart will always belong to you Marie, I shall always be with you, Ill never leave you I shall love you from my grave Marie, I love you, as Logan bent down and planted a soft kiss to Rogues forehead his tears fell unto her face.
It is working, Alexander whispered as he saw her soul return to her body and she woke up.
Logan? she asked weakly and smiled at him. You came back, she said happily.
Of course I came back. For you I shall always come back, Logan whispered and embraced her.
My skin she began worried as they drew back; she had no glove on her right hand.
Dont worry about that now, lov, Logan whispered softly as he felt himself grow weaker.
Are you alright? Rogue asked worried and stroked his cheek with her gloved hand. He caught her hand and kissed her palm through the glove.
I am now that youre awake.
She smiled softly, love and warmth in her eyes.
Logan Ah love you, she whispered softly and didnt know why her cheeks suddenly felt wet, why his cheeks were wet why he seemed to almost fade away before her eyes.
And I love you. With all my heart. Remember that Always, Logan whispered and claimed her lips with his own. Rogue closed her eyes and enjoyed the taste of him as tears forced their way through her closed lids. The kiss seemed to last forever but lasted only seconds. As his warm lips disappeared from her mouth she was forced to open her eyes and saw nothing but dust dust in the wind.
Nothing but dust.
* * *
Rogue looked around with growing panic. Was this the end?! It couldnt be could it?
Suddenly in a big light show and smoke Gabi appeared.
*cough* Too much smoke , he complained as he finally could see clearly again and saw a very sad Alexander next to a heartbroken Rogue. Alright, I take the bait. What did I miss?
Logan killed himself to save Rogue, Alexander said sadly.
Oh. Is that all?
Is that all?! Alex asked shocked. Hes dead!
He cant be dead. The Old One still has use for him. Dont worry. Logan has already died for Rogue some Gabi looked in his red notebook. 5 times already. Hell be right back. Unfortunately he can never remember what he did when he returns so he never learns, Gabi sighed. What had he done to deserve to be stuck with a man like Logan?! Overtime was all he got out of it. A lot of overtime that was unpaid. Why couldnt that man just follow orders?
He hes not dead?! Rogue asked and looked through tears at him.
Hes immortal; look it up. He cant die, stupid, Gabi said, rather irritated that people didnt know this fact.
But but I thought if he Alex said confused.
If you had spend more time studying and less time trying to take over the world with or without the help of your proteges you would have known this. This question is in all the Angel exams!
Oh, Alex settled with. As promised Logan reappeared in lot of smoke and light.
Damn, that actually hurt! Logan complained and tried to see through the smoke. Will someone stop that blazing smoke?!
I warned you, didnt I? Gabi said and sighed deeply. Well, I have work to do and so do you two. This will come out of your salary. Ill be watching you, with that Gabi disappeared with as much smoke as he had entered.
Well, I better get going too. Oh, and Logan your woman saw us; Gabi forgot to shield. Good luck trying to explain THAT one away. Better not tell Gabi about this or well be in deep trouble for sure. See ya, and Alex was gone.
Rogue looked from Logan to where Alex and Gabi had been standing.
Wh .what just happened?! she asked confused.
Dont ask, darlin. You really dont want to know.