FIC: Thorns Along The Way(1/?)
- Title: Thorns Along the Way.
Author: Asder Blair
Rating: PG-13 (maybe in later chapter it will change to an R)
Disclamer:It will be a waste of your time and money,cuz I don't have
Feedback:Love to hear what you think, I love suggestions if you have
one E-Mail me Magnolia5203@...
A/N: This idea was born from a fight I had with my boyfriend(who is
13 years older than I am.) and I heard this song which I don't
remember the name of and haven't heard again, and the story just
started to flow, I like to thank every single author that has ever
posted a story, because your have been a great inspiration for
many other people, and to my betas Angel,Nicca,Anna Meredith who took
the time to look at this story and help me soo much,thanks.
She didn't know why she was so nervous. After all, she was just
picking up her friend from the airport. A friend she hadn't had
contact with for over four years since she had gone to college and
they had lost touch. Standing now on the arrival gate wasn't
improving her anxious state. As arriving passengers passed her by,
she wondered what was taking Kitty Pryde so long. Well it was
probably the same thing that always took her so long: her luggage.
Fifteen minutes seeped by before she finally saw Kitty, who was
wheeling a trolley piled with five suitcases and two trunks. Helping
her along was a pilot and both seemed to be engrossed in a very
important conversation, which caused Kitty to fail to notice her. If
she hadn't shouted her name, Kitty would have kept ignoring her.
At that point, Kitty looked in her direction and reciprocated by
yelling: "ROGUE!" She proceeded to run to her, leaving the poor
pilot standing there without a word. The two friends embraced in a
hug. Time seemed to stretch forever and then they separated
slowly. "Oh god, it's good to see you. How have you been? I'm
sorry I didn't call you as often as I should have, but school kept me
from almost everything. God, you must think I'm such a bitch for not
calling you when I said I would. Where's Jubes," Kitty finished her
long introduction, barely with enough breath left.
"She is on a mission at the mall. You know no one can keep her from
that. And don't worry about not calling us. If you had called as
often as you said you would then we wouldn't have anything to talk
about. So, how about you tell Mr. Handsome down there that you're
going to play catch up with me instead of playing catch me with
him and hit the road," Rogue said, looking at the pilot who was
waiting for Kitty.
"You just never lose your charm do you," Kitty teased, and then
walked towards the pilot. He seemed disappointed to hear Kitty
wasn't going to be joining him for whatever they had planned. He
walked away, leaving Kitty to push the trolley all by herself, which
she could barely push.
Rogue went to help. "Sorry you had to dismiss your loyal servant.
Here let me help," she said, reaching down for the handle. They both
started to walk towards the airport's parking lot.
When they reached Rogue's car, Kitty exclaimed: "Damn! I should have
stayed and joined the team. Look at this baby! How long have you
been riding in it?" She was referring to Rogue's new green BMW
"Got it last week after the other one got blown away in our last
They loaded Kitty's luggage in and then went to their favorite
restaurant in lower Manhattan. They were lucky to get a table at
lunch hour. Once seated, Rogue ordered an Ice __Mocha and Kitty
for a raspberry ice tea. In order to eat, Rogue took her gloves off
and it was then that Kitty noticed the ring on Rogue's index
finger. "Oh my god, how could you not tell me you were engaged! I
thought we were friends."
"Calm down, Kit-Kat. I was going to tell you, okay? I just wanted
it to be a surprise."
"Well it sure is. So who's the lucky fellow, huh? Is it Bobby?
Scott? Jamie? John? Piotr? Or your platonic love, Logan?"
"One: it's Bobby. Two: Logan is just my best friend, okay?"
"You know, Rogue, the Nile is not only a river in Egypt."
"Oh shut up! You're worse than Jube's. How many times do I have to
keep on telling you guys that me and Logan are in contrary to
popular belief just friends?"
"Keep telling yourself that. Anyway, when did this happen?"
"Two years ago when we were "
"TWO YEARS! I should have called more often! What else am I missing
out on? Well keep on going: how did he propose?"
"As I was saying: we were coming back late one night from a mission
that had gone badly. I just wanted to go back to the mansion and
sleep, but Bobby asked me to meet him in the kitchen. So after I
changed, I went into the kitchen and he was sitting by the window.
He told me how much he loved me and how he thought that sometimes he
was a jerk for doubting my love for him. Yet, he was ready to
commit. He said that the world was a bad place, but I made it so
much better for him. That's when he got down on one knee and asked
me to marry him. I said yes!"
"How very boring. I always thought he would be the type of guy who
would propose in a more romantic way. So have you guys set a date
yet or are you going to wait?"
"Actually, we decided we wanted to wait for all of our friends to be
back and then set a date. You, my dear Kit-Kat, are the last of our
friends to come back. So your arrival means that my wedding day is
to be in four months." Rogue beamed with a million dollar smile.
At that moment, the waiter returned and asked them what they were
going to order. They both settled for a Caesar salad.
"The professor told me that he is having a fundraiser ball tonight,"
Kitty commented. "Are you going?"
"I have to be there since I'm in charge of the whole event. I need
you to be there, too. I have been assigned to get you ready for the
ball tonight. So we need to get you into a dress."
"I don't know, Roguey. I'm not so sold to the idea of being in a
dress in a room full of wealthy people, but I'll do it to show my
"Great! Now you and I have to meet Jubes in the mall "
"Sorry, Roguey, but I already have a dress. So there's no way you're
going to get me to meet Jubes at the mall, especially when she is on
the hunt for a dress."
Rogue's cell phone started to ring. She looked at the number and
flipped it open. "Hello? Oh hey, yeah, I'm on my way Yeah, I picked
her up Hold your horses, okay? I won't be late for our session No, I
haven't seen Jubes. She said she was going to K-sport. They had
some kind of sale No, Logan, I made sure the artillery was locked
Yeah, tell Forge I'll come and find him when I get back home Yes,
Logan, I'll pick up your Tux on my way back Don't worry, you'll be
fine Yeah, see you later." She closed the phone in one swift move.
She hated it when he called to remind her of what she already knew
she had to do. It was as if he didn't trust her to remember herself.
"So, you're just best friends, uh?"
"You've just read too many romance novels for your own good, Kit-
Kat. We are just friends. Why is that so hard to believe," Rogue
asked. Over the years, her friends had always characterized her
relationship with Logan on a romantic level. Sure when she had been
seventeen she had a crush on him. She would even admit that for a
time she had loved him, but soon realized that he would never see her
in that way. Then, Bobby had come into the picture and there was no
doubt that he wanted to be with her: something she desperately had
needed and wanted. In the years that followed, their relationship
had gone through a few rocky times, but they had survived even when
it had seemed unlikely.
"Because you don't act like it," Kitty answered. "For one, you guys
are inseparable, even when you aren't together you act like you are.
You do chores for him things you absolutely don't do for Bobby.
And you care way too much for him. Do I need to make a list of
everything you do for Logan that you don't do for your "boyfriend"?
It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that you guys are so
into each other," Kitty said, taking the last bite of her salad.
"How would you know what I don't do for Bobby? And, really, Kit-Kat,
I don't want to discuss this anymore. Let's go home or I'll be late
for my Danger Room session with Logan," she demanded, standing up and
slapping a twenty-dollar bill on the table a little to harshly.
She didn't need to have this conversation right now. What she needed
was to get to the mansion fast before Forge left (he was going to
explain the mechanisms of all the new weaponry he brought for her).
Rogue also needed to get to her training session with Logan. And
then get ready for the fundraiser and oversee all the final
preparations. Why couldn't Storm have gone on her solo mission after
the fundraiser, she thought bitterly.
Kitty took the last sip of her ice tea and got up. "I'm sorry I
annoyed you with my comments, Roguey. It really wasn't my intention
to do it. It's just that I had always hoped that you and Logan would
end up together. You know what a hopeless romantic I am," Kitty said
softly with a melancholic tone in her voice.
"No biggie, babe. Now let's leave. I have to get back before Forge
"Forge? Who is he? Or is it a she?"
"He is a mutant whose power is to invent machinery. And he came to
deliver an arsenal for me and I need him to show me how to use them,
especially now that I'll be needing them to go on my solo missions,"
Rogue explained as they walked to the car.
"Solo missions? You can't be serious. I thought those were only for
the more experienced X-men! No offense, Roguey, but you don't look
like the kind of girl who would go out there and fight bad guys on a
"None taken. I'm accustomed to hearing it. Ever since I chose this
line of work. Now let's get home, Kit-Kat. I bet everyone is
wondering where you are. And Jubes is probably on her way home to
They got into the car and headed home.
End Chapter One