FIC: Think Twice Series: Fall Into Me, PG, R/L, R/S, (2/3)
- Title: Fall Into Me
Author: K Marie
Email: just_like_rogue at yahoo dot com
Pairing: Rogue/Scott, Rogue/Logan implied
Summary: �Watching her deal with it all after Logan
left wasn�t easy.�
Series: Think Twice Series
Disclaimer: X-Men belong to Marvel and Fox. Fall Into
Me belongs to Emerson Drive
Archive: WRFA, XMMFF, otherwise just let me know.
Spoilers: for X2
A/N: Thanks to Redd for the beta, and for the series
name. This one has been a long time in the works, but
only because real life has a tendency to want
Fall Into Me
Watching her deal with it all after Logan left wasn�t
easy. I knew she was having a hard time, so did
everyone else. She had lost more of herself to him
than someone usually did. Even more than I lost to
Jean. But that was Rogue, never doing anything half
way. However, one night I just couldn�t let her pain
go any further.
I knocked on her door, but didn�t wait for an answer
before I asked, �Rogue, are you ok?� It took her a few
minutes before she came to the door, her cheeks
�Yeah Scott. I�m fine.�
�Can I come in?�
�Sure,� she said opening the door a little wider. I
waited for her to close the door before I said
�Are you sure? Cause ya know I�ve heard you crying
almost every time I�ve walked by your door. And
everyone is worried about you too.�
�Yeah, I�m sure,� she paused and I was just about to
ask something else before she started again, sitting
on the bed. �It�s just, with everything that�s
happened I really haven�t had a chance to really talk
�I know the feeling,� I said sitting beside her.
�Oh yeah? I would�ve thought that everybody would want
to talk to you, to ask ya how you�re doing,� she said
her accent flowing more freely than ever.
�You�d think so, but they only want to talk about how
much they miss her.�
She turned towards me, pulling one of her knees up.
Neither of said anything for a few minutes, and I
thought about whether it would be right or wrong to
lean over and kiss her. Not on the lips, just on the
cheek. But I don�t have the chance because she does it
�Thanks Scott. I know it doesn�t seem like you�ve done
a lot, but I promise, you helped.�
�Anytime,� I said, standing up. �You need to talk some
more, just let me know.� I walked out the door,
wondering what in the hell just almost happened.
Rogue and I started meeting more often, just talking
about everything. Jean and Logan at first, for a few
weeks, then just whatever happened to be going on,
that went on for a few months; and then one day, about
six months after I went into her room that night,
Rogue asked me a question.
�You ever think about anybody else? I mean, like you
thought about Jean?�
�Yeah.� Neither of us said anything for a moment. I
was trying to think of a way to tell her that she was
the only other person I had ever thought about like
�Is it hard? I mean you lose someone that you�ve loved
for so long, and still love, and then all these other
feelings start pouring into the mix as well, and it
just makes it so hard,� she paused, to catch her
�Yeah, it�s hard Rogue. And at times I think sometimes
it would be better to just put my heart on a shelf for
a while, but then I realize that Jean wouldn�t want me
to do that. She would want me to be happy. And I�m
pretty sure that Logan would want you to be happy too,
She was quiet for a few minutes, just staring at a
hole in her jeans. Then she quietly said, �You know,
if you wanted to, you could call me Marie.�
This came as quite a shock to me, because I knew for a
fact that the only person to ever call her Marie was
Logan. Looked like she thought about me the same way I
thought about her. �Ok, Marie.� Then I did it. I
leaned over and I kissed her. And not just on the
cheek, like we�d been doing for the past couple of
months. But a real kiss, like neither of us had had
for quite sometime. I needed to show her that I wasn�t
talking in general. I was talking about her. I needed
to let her know I�d open up my soul for her if that
were what she needed me to do.
Marie started coming into my room to do her homework.
She was taking classes at the local community college
and needed a quiet place to study. And to practice.
She and the Professor were working on a way to make it
possible for her to gain control of her power. She was
doing well too.
But then there was the mission. It seemed to be a
routine pick up. It was supposed to be a routine pick
up. It was just Rogue and me when Magneto and his gang
attacked us. Plus a new mutant that no one knew. Her
name was Carol Danvers. She was going at Rogue
nonstop. The fact that John was with them caught Rogue
off guard. She lost her concentration. Then that woman
caught Rogue, and was about to kill her when Rogue
pulled off her glove and touched her. And then killed
her. And then Marie passed out, and didn�t wake up.
The next few months were terrible. Marie was doing her
best, but Carol was strong. Our new doctor, Dr. Hank
McCoy, said that it would take some time for Marie to
gain back her control of the occupants in her brain.
Charles did everything he could to help her, but said
that it was up to Rogue to really take over. I tried
to help her, Charles had told me that just talking to
her might help. That was the first time I told Marie
that I loved her. While she was unconscious. Some
Fearless Leader, huh? But I still like to think it
helped. Even if all it did was piss off the little
bits of Logan still in her head enough to get him to
When she woke up, I was sitting in the chair by her
bed. I�d been there for the last month, not moving; at
least not more than to just run to the bathroom. I
felt like it was my fault that she had been hurt, that
all of this had happened to her, so the least I could
do was stay by her side.
I was asleep when she woke up, so there was no way I
could have stopped her from doing what she did.
She reached over and touched my face. And nothing
happened. I simply woke up to the feel of Marie
brushing her bare hand against my cheek.
�Hey. What�s going on?�
�It�s a present, from Carol. Well, because of her
I smiled. �Presents are good.�
�Yeah, I kinda think so too,� she drawled. That accent
of hers was about to get me into serious trouble. �Hey
�I love you too,� she smiled.
Five months later
After a shopping trip to the mall with Jubilee and
Kitty, I finally had everything I needed. The two
girls were in the kitchen whipping up everything for
later. I was in my room staring at the small black box
in front of me. Marie was with the Professor in
Washington. They would be back later that night. I
opened the box to look at the ring one more time. It
was platinum, with a diamond and two amethysts on
either side. I closed the box, slid it into my jacket
pocket, and headed to the shower.
Jubilee�s main job was to get Marie into one of her
formal dresses. It worked. She came into the ballroom
wearing a long, dark green, back-less, sleeve-less
gown, with short black lace gloves. She looked
I walked her to one of the dimly lit tables at one end
of the ballroom. At the other end, Kitty had set up a
deejay stand and a dance area. Jubilee was the deejay,
playing soft music while we ate. Kitty and Bobby had
prepared the meal and were serving it.
�What�s this all about Scott?�
�It�s nothing. Just enjoy,� I answered, with a smile.
The meal went off with out a hitch. I asked Marie to
join me on the dance floor, and she did, still very
much confused. Jubilee did a great job picking out the
music. It was perfect. There was just one last thing.
I got down on one knee and pulled the box out of my
pocket. �Marie, I wanted you to know that being with
you has made me happier than I ever thought possible.
I hope that you feel the same way, and I�m pretty sure
you do. Marie, will you marry me?� I opened the box,
and looked into her eyes, knowing that the answer was
right there. I just wanted to hear it out loud.
�Yes, Scott, I will marry you,� she said softly, with
tears in her eyes. I peeled the glove off of her hand,
and took the ring out of the box and placed it on her
finger. Standing up, I caught her round the waist, and
said, �I love you,� before I kissed her.
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