There's a hero If you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid Of what you are There's an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

It's a long road When you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold You can find love If you search within yourself And the emptiness you felt Will disappear

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow But don't let anyone Tear them away Hold on There will be tomorrow In time You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you

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Logan watched as she played foosball with two guys. She looked like she was having a good time, a great one at that. He wished he could just leave without telling her but it wouldn't be fair to her and she really was practically his only friend in the world. No he couldn't do it. He wouldn't do it to her. He watched as she finally looked up. She caught his eye and saw that he needed to talk to her. She walked over to him.

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John watched as Rogue walked out of the room. He shrugged his shoulders because it was all the same to him. He wasn't quite sure it was the same to iceman as it was to him. He had seen the way he was smiling when they were playing. Now he was frowning slightly. He knew what this was all about. He knew that Bobby liked Rogue.

"Jealous, Iceman?"

"Jealous, of what? They're just friends and so are Rogue and I. So, tell me, John. What would I be jealous of exactly," asked Bobby with a serious look on his face.

"You're a bad liar, man. I see the way you look at her. You're just jealous because you think there is something going on between her and clawman, or whatever they call him," said John.

Bobby watched as John smirked when their mutual friends Jubilee and Kitty walked into the recreation room.

"Hey, guys," they said as they sat at a nearby table together.

"You girls were there on Rogue's first day. What did you two think of Bobby and her friendship with him," asked John.

"Is that what you guys are, friends? I never would have known. I'll tell you one thing, though. I know I didn't get an ice rose on my first day here and I know we're friends," said Kitty.

Jubilee nodded her head. She couldn't agree more.

John tried not to laugh and smile. He suceeded in the laughing department but a grin spread on his face from ear to ear.

"See, what did I tell you iceman? I knew you were jealous."

"Oh, my God. We forgot to tell you, Bobby. It's the main reason we came in here. Logan left. I think he wanted to find out about his past or something like that. He gave her his dog chain. She seems devastated. We tried to talk to her but she wanted to be alone. Maybe you could try, Bobby. You were her friend first. That's got to count for something," said Jubilee.

"I think I should give her some time to be alone. I think that's what she probably wants and needs right now. She probably feels like everyone is crowding her and won't leave her alone. Dinner is in an hour. I'm going to go finish that essay for Storm's class. I'll see you guys later," said Bobby as he left the recreation room.

"It's so obvious," said John and Jubilee accidentally at the same time.

"Yes, it is," said Kitty.

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Bobby found her sitting in the garden. He saw her with her head in her hands as she sat up.

"Hey."

"Hey."

"You missed dinner so I thought I would bring you something to eat. Here's a tray. I wasn't sure what you liked but I'm sure it's better than nothing," said Bobby.

"Thankyou, Bobby. I was just going to go see what I could find because I was really getting hungry. You don't have to stand. You can sit here, next to me if you want," said Rogue.

They sat there in about ten minutes of silence before either one of them spoke. The person who spoke was Bobby.

"Jubilee told me what happened. I'm really sorry. I know it really sucks for a friend to leave," said Bobby.

"Yeah, yeah it does."

"Do you want to talk about it," asked Bobby.

"No," replied Rogue.

"Do you want me to go and leave you alone," asked Bobby.

"No."

All of a sudden she was crying and Bobby was holding her.

"It's okay. It'll get better with time. I promise you it will. You just have to take it one day at a time. And I'm here if you need a friend," said Bobby.

Suddenly she looked up at him.

"Why are you doing this for me, Bobby?"

"Because it's what a friend does when another friend is sad," said Bobby.

"Thankyou for being my friend."

"Sure. Anytime, anytime."

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Bobby walked her to her room. He smiled as she looked up at him (He's Effin tall) and smiled.

"God, my roommates are going to drive me crazy."

"They really aren't as bad as you think they are. You should get to know them. They're really cool. They'll stand by you when you need them to. Goodnight, Rogue."

"Goodnight Bobby."

Tbc