How to Make Two Lovers from Friends [Alchemy]
Disclaimer: This is not my fault. This is not the movies fault, either. This is all Logans fault and its just as much Rogues for going along with it. I wanted to give Rogue a nice romance for once and since Remy and Jean had run off together he was obviously out of the picture. So I was thinking Bobby or Sam and really leaning towards Sam when *Logan* who I dont even *like* showed up on his Harley and whisked Rogue off.
They were gone a long time and I do not trust the grins they both had when they turned up again. Logan and Rogue held on and pretty much told me that they were sticking with each other and Id better just get used to the idea.
Which means Sam is still on his own, poor guy.
And now Logan is actually getting me to like him. What an utter shite he is.
These characters are not mine but that, obviously, hasnt stopped any of them from having their way with me. Im not getting anything of monetary value by writing these stories though I have been getting my rocks off throughout the process.
This is an Alchemy story, which takes place post-Revolution in canon. Scotts still dead and thats a shame cause Ive got a soft spot for the guy. Remy & Jean are an item. This story takes place about a year after Ghosts in Westchester. Here are the stories in chronological order:
*I Saw Mommy Kissing That Flonqing Bastard Remy LeBeau *Ghosts in Westchester *How to Make Two Lovers from Friends *The Philosophers Stone *Stand the Hazard of the Die
You can find these stories at the following archives:
Mind Dance: http://www.tentative.net/sascha/md/index.htm
The Itty Bitty Archives: http://hivemind.hispeed.com/
How to Make Two Lovers from Friends
Ive heard it said that depending on the heart for consistency is a fools past time.
I dont count myself a fool.
I stopped being surprised by the directions my passions would take me a long time ago. If I lined up all the women I ever fell for Id be hard pressed to find the pattern. I guess Ive never been the guy to fall for a specific type.
Even so, when I found myself looking at Rogue as less a friend and more a woman I was a little taken aback. Im not even sure when it started but I guess it wasnt that important. Things that develop over time have a habit of coming into fruition before you really recognize whats going on.
So, while Im sure it had been building up for quite some time it seemed pretty sudden the day I saw her in a completely different light.
How long had I known her? Years that seemed long even to me. I remember when I first saw her after shed joined the team. She was standing in Marikos doorway with a look of terrified anticipation on her face and all I wanted to do was grab her by the scruff of her neck and drag her the hell out of Japan. She hung in there, though, and she took it on the chin for Miko and me when the chips were down. When Rogue decided to throw in with the X-men she threw in all the way. You could never fault the girl for doing something halfway. I guess I always admired that about her.
Maybe its a good thing I never looked at her like this before. Shes got danger stamped all over her, as clear as that stripe in her hair. And Im about as addicted to danger as anything. Comes from the healing factor I guess. Since shes taken on the job of field leader she exudes danger like never before. A few years settling into the role has given her an aura thats sharp and focused and confident. I wish I could say thats all it is that makes my blood burn when I see her.
Ive known her too long and too well to not be able to appreciate every aspect to her personality. As hard as nails as she is on the outside shes got a heart as soft and vulnerable as anyones. Maybe even more so. You put that heart together with that fire and youve got yourself a woman as irresistible as she is invulnerable. It damn near killed me to watch that fire of hers wasted in a tepid, if short-lived, romance with Petey.
I aint saying Petey was all wrong for her. If nothing else she gained confidence in controlling her power which was something she never had the ability to do before. But her energy just isnt the same as Petes. He was solid and comfortable and romantic, qualities Im sure she appreciated, but Rogues always been a woman with teeth. Shes too eager to rip and scratch and tear to be completely satisfied with a man who cant match her passions.
Maybe thats when I started looking at her differently. Maybe I saw her wasting her fire on someone who couldnt keep up and started thinking I could.
And damn she sure was looking good to me.
The problem was how to go about it. Rogue hasnt had what youd call a successful run in the romance department. The longest fling she ever had was with LeBeau and that ended, several times, on notes that were less than pleasant. But you had to give the guy credit for matching her spirit.
And even if she stuck with Pete for almost a year trying her damnedest to work it out you couldnt tell me that the relationship was anything but a swing from LeBeau. If you tried to tell me that youd be lying through your teeth.
I wanted to take my time. Rogue was understandably spooky when it came to affairs of the heart. It comes from having so little experience with it. I almost felt like I had to out-maneuver her. Whats she gotten out of love before? Unrequited love with Longshot. Passion and pain with LeBeau. Comfortable and unfulfilling with Peter. I felt like I had to show her she could have it all before she knew what it was she was looking at. Otherwise, shed just talk herself right out of it.
But somethings changed in her too. I aint sure if shes recognized it yet but something *is* there. Shes been casting glances my way. Our eyes hold just a little too long. I think thats another reason I dont want to rush into it with her. Id rather her come to some realization on her own before I press her too hard. Shes thinking I can tell the way she looks at me sometimes, partly puzzled, partly intrigued.
I think the change came from her power. Once she got it under control she stopped carrying that tragic air about her. She became flesh and blood and lost that untouchable aura that made her so irresistible to those who were so attracted to what they couldnt have.
I admit Ive been suckered into wanting what I cant have before but Ive gotten past it. And theres little in this world more attractive than an available woman with a spark of interest in her eye.
Thats Rogue all over. And Im still surprised at the feelings that have surfaced for her. If someone had asked me to describe her a couple of months ago I would have called her a tough as nails scrapper with legs to her face.
Hell, do I even have the words? Shes a woman with a spirit so bright itll blind you if youre taken unaware. Eyes so green youd think they were spring. A double-daring smile so full of sin youd risk hell and more to know the secrets behind it. A friend so loyal shell fly to the end of the universe if you so much as hinted you needed help. A heart so tender if you didnt handle it as gently as it deserved youd find yourself on the wrong end of an angry set of claws.
Im gettin it bad.
Damn but shes worth it.