The Truth Hurts

Chapter XD:  The End

By:  Michelle

Xavier looked at all the X-men gathering in his office thankful he didn't lose any of them.

Logan leaned on the wall with his arms folded and his legs crossed awaiting the meeting to start.  Meanwhile, Jubilee snickered at Piotr attempting holding Kitty's hand. 

On the other side of the room, Bobby gazed regretfully at Rogue sitting next to Remy.  Holding a pillow against his chest, Remy leaned back on the sofa and took a deep breath. 

Kurt and Ororo were the last ones to enter the room.  They both sat down in a set of chairs in front of his desk.  He noticed Kurt sigh and play with the end of his spaded tail.  He obviously didn't find the ring.

Xavier smiled at all of them before he began.  "As you all know, this recent battle is just one of many we will encounter in the future.  Magneto is right.  The war is far from over.  The recent events prove that peace is still far from reach, but there is hope that it will still be achieved."

"We ain't backing down Chuck."

Xavier looked into the eyes of each one of the X-men knowing they were thinking the same thing.  "Thank you."  He took a deep breath before speaking again.  "Magneto is still out there gathering new mutants for his cause.  He is just one of many groups we may encounter, for there is no doubt in my mind that Mystique is still alive." 

Everyone except Kurt and Rogue shifted uncomfortably.

"Although she may have split from Magneto, Mystique is not one to back down from a fight.  She will be back ready to fight whatever and whoever comes in her way."  He glanced at her two children.  "Kurt and Rogue, I understand she is your mother and I respect your decisions for refusing to fight against her one on one."

"Thank you Professor."

"Danke schon."

"However, as big of a threat both Magneto and Mystique are, I fear that they are the least of our concerns."  Xavier glanced around at their confused expressions.  "Senator Graydon Creed is still a strong supporter of the Mutant Registration Act and the leader of the Friends of Humanity.  As he grows in power in Washington, he will do everything in his power to live up to his threats.  We have not seen the last of him."


"When humanity cannot even trust their leaders and representatives to be honest with them, you know it is time to change your ways."  Graydon said on national television.  "Senator Kelly's betrayal to the people should be a warning to all those who are too blind to see the growing threat of mutants.  Thank you."

"Senator Creed."

Graydon looked up from the podium to answer the next question.

"Senator Creed."  The reporter addressed.  "Representative Brickman seems to be the lead contender to replace Senator Kelly in the upcoming election.  Do you think he is the right man for the job?"

Graydon smiled.  "We shall see."  He left the podium gloating about loosing a main opposer to the Mutant Registration Act.


They're thieves! They're thieves! They're filthy little thieves!

Kurt plopped down in a chair in the living room.  I can't believe I lost it.  I lost the ring.  He sighed practically agreeing with the movie the kids had on.

Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us, our precious.

Yeah.  Where is it?  Kurt thought for a moment.  I had it the other day.  It was in my hand.  I'm not crazy.

It's ours it is, and we wants it!

I need that ring.  I've got to have that ring.  Kurt leaned back in his seat.  Where the fuck is that ring?

We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.

Where's my precious?  Ok.  It's time to leave.  The Lord of the Rings movie is affecting my brain.  Kurt sighed and got up.  I need to find that ring.


"Hi Vi, Derek."  Ororo said as she hugged both of them at the door.  "I hope Jamie wasn't too much trouble." 

Vi smiled as both Evan and Jamie took off to find Rahne.  "He was fine."

"And so were the other three of him."  Derek added as he left the two women alone to talk.

"Oh no."

"Oh yes."  Vi laughed.  "But everything was fine.  Evan was quite happy to have his friend with him.  And, he was all excited when we told him the news."

"That's good."  Ororo sighed.

"Ororo, are you alright?" 

"I've been better."  She replied.  "You know.  The life of an X-man."

"It was that bad."

"Huh."  She took a deep breath.  "Remy broke two ribs, so he's on bed rest for the next three weeks.  Basically, he's going to be cranky and bitchy until then.  And Kurt…"  Ororo tucked her hair behind her ears.  "Kurt was shot."

"Is he alright?"  Vi's eyes widened.

"Yeah, he's going to be fine.  He's just hurting…mentally."  Ororo explained as she took a seat.  "It was a very emotional mission.  I haven't even seen him very much since we returned."  She sighed.  "I tried to comfort him yesterday, but he wanted me to leave.  I'm just so confused."  Tears rolled down her cheeks.  I think he was going to ask me to marry him.  She wanted to say as she felt the ring in her pocket.

"Ororo, it's alright."  Vi said as she hugged her.  "Everything's going to be alright.  You'll see."


Magneto leaned back in his chair.  He folded his hands and stared at the two mutants before him. 

"What is the plan now?"  Mastermind asked.

"We wait."  Magneto watched there eyes widened at his respond.  "When Senator Creed makes his move, we will make ours."

"And what about Raven?"  Sabretooth growled.  "You know she's still alive."

"If she dares to interfere…"  Magneto sat up straight.  "…she will wish she was dead."



Logan fell to the ground after his shock and looked up at Remy on the computer.  "You get me electrocuted again, Gumbo, and you're gonna have more than a few broken ribs."

"Remy really sorry dis time."  He smiled innocently as Logan got back up on the ladder awaiting his instructions for upgrading the security system. 

"Well."  Logan grumbled.  "What now?"

"Yous impatient."  Remy replied as he typed on his barely working lap top. 

"I ain't got all day."

"Remy hurrying."  He replied.  If he wasn't feeling like shit, he would work on it himself. 


"Hey Elf."  Logan said as Kurt appeared in the room looking around like a mad man.  "What are you doing?"

"I can't find it." Kurt grabbed his hair. 

"Find what Elf?"

"He dun lost de ring."  Remy answered faster than Kurt could reply. 

"What ring?"  Logan's eyes widened.  "Oh."  He didn't need an answer to get what they were talking about.  "Where did you have it last?"

"The last time I remember having it vas vhen I vas about to propose to Ororo."  Kurt replied.  "Right before Sabretooth attacked us."


Remy shook his head as Kurt disappeared.  "He dun betta find dat ring."


He eyed Kurt as he appeared in his girlfriend's room.  Soon it will be time.  Soon.  Very soon.

He turned his head slightly to notice that he himself was being watched by Professor Xavier.  He tail swung back and forth behind his perched form.  He flashed him a toothy grin.  My son will join me soon. 



"Pyro."  Mystique called as she disguised herself. 


 "I want you to begin recruitment of new mutants to our cause."  If Magneto wants a war, then he's getting a war.

"No problem."  Pyro paused at the doorway.  "Mystique, what are you going to do now that Senator Creed blew your cover as Senator Kelly?"

 "If he wants to play games with me, then I'll just have to play games with him."  She replied.  "Oh…and by the way, from now on, call me Mrs. Mallory Brickman."  She laughed.  This is going to be fun.


Later that evening…

Rogue, Jubilee, and Kitty walked out on the balcony to find Remy chilling by the railing in a lounge chair with his cat.

"Hey Remy."  Rogue said as her two friends began to giggle.

"Bonsoir Chere."  Remy replied as he pet his cat.  "How ya been today?"

"I've been better." 

"What dun happened?" 

"I flew into the wall in the danger room."  She replied.  "I ain't use to this flying thing yet."

Although it hurt, Remy couldn't help but laugh.

"It's not that funny."  Rogue said as she placed her hands on her hips.  "Hey, Aren't you suppose to be on bed rest?" 

"Oui."  He replied looking her over. 

"Then why aren't you in bed?"  She smiled as she took a few looks at him. 

"Cuz Remy bored." He replied and pointed to the scene he was watching through the railings.  "Besides, he wanted to see de show?"

"What show?"  Rogue turned and looked to where he was pointing.  "Oh my God.  Kurt's going to propose."

"Oui."  He replied and showed her his foghorn.  "And Remy gonna let de whole mansion know too."

"Know what?"  Bobby asked as he and Piotr waked onto the balcony.  We all know Rogue broke up with me.

"Why don't you be seeing fa ya'self?"  Remy replied as he turned away from him to look at Rogue.


Kurt and Ororo walked hand in hand in her garden.  The silence between them was enough to drive a person insane. 

Kurt took a deep breath.  I got to do this.  Professor is right.  I don't need a ring to prove my love to her.  Here goes.  "Ororo."  He said breaking the silence.  "I want to talk to you about something."

"Yes."  Ororo paused as he turned to face her.  She wanted to melt as she looked into his loving golden eyes.  "What is it Kurt?"

As he heard her speak his name, he thought his heart was going to burst in his chest it was beating so fast.  I can do this.  I can do this. 

"Kurt?"  She said again.  What's wrong with him?  Maybe this is the end.  Has the truth hurt him so much that he doesn't want me anymore?

"I…"  He lost his breath as he looked deeply in her eyes.

"I told you."  He explained.  "I need to see vhere I'm going."

"I have faith in you."  She replied.


"No Kurt don't" she squealed as he dropped her into the pool. 

He laughed as he reappeared at the edge of the pool seeing her soaking wet.  Then, he felt the gust of wind knock him in beside her. 

"Serves you right."  She smiled.


"It's not funny Ororo."  Kurt paced around.  "You should have varned me he had powers like that."

'You're right.  I should have.  I'm sorry."  She apologized as she stopped to look him in the eyes.  "I couldn't help myself though.  It serves you and Logan right for ganging up on Remy in the Danger Room."  She smiled.  "You know, I don't think I ever saw you that scared before."

"I vasn't that scared." 

"Yeah right."  She replied and kissed his lips.


Kurt touched her chin lightly and turned her head to face him again.  He wiped a tear from her cheek.  "I'm sorry libeling.  I need you."  Tears rolled down his own cheeks now.  "Ich liebe dich."

She lifted her hand to meet his.  She didn't fully understand his last statement, but she knew he was true to it.

He slid his hand from her face and laid his head on her lap holding her hand.  "I need you, liebling.  I'm so confused."

"I'm here for you."  She brushed her free hand through his curly cobalt hair.  "Open up to me."

"I have to tell you something, Ororo."  Kurt said feeling his whole body shake. 


"I've been thinking a lot about us lately."  He took a hold of her hand.  "I love spending my evenings with you.  I love hearing you laugh.  I love seeing your smile.  I love watching your eyes sparkle.  I love you."  His eyes met her gaze again.  "I want to spend the rest of my life with you.  I want to have a family with you."

He loves me.  Ororo's eyes began to water.  He wants to marry me.

"I know I'm doing this all wrong and I have no idea what I am doing."  He explained. 

She wiped a tear from her eye.  "You can start by giving me this."  She pulled out the ring from her pocket.

"Vhere did you find it?"  He digressed from the task at hand.

"I found it in my room."  She replied as he took the ring from her hand.  "You must have dropped it when you and Sabretooth were fighting."

"I've been looking all over for this."  Precious.  He looked over the sparkling ring.  "I thought I lost it at Magneto's.  I was going crazy…"


"Oh."  Oops.  My bad.  "Vhere was I?  Oh Ja."  He got down on one knee and held the ring out.  "Ororo, will you marry me?"

"Yes."  She replied as he slid the ring on her shaking hand.  "YES."

Kurt stood up and pulled her into a deep passionate kiss.

"WWWHHHHOOOOOAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"   They heard Remy yell and sound his foghorn.  "IT'S ABOUT TIME."

They broke apart briefly to notice the audience of students and X-men gathered on the balconies and windows around them.  At that moment, they didn't care and locked back into another kiss. 


Rogue smiled as Remy seemed to regret his yelling.  Dumb ass shouldn't have yelled out like that. 

That was stupid.  Oh well.  Remy's eyes locked with Rogue's causing him to relax.  She tucked her hair behind her ears and turned away blushing.  He felt his heart race knowing the affect he had on her.  Maybe it be time for Remy to be having something good in his life.  He smiled knowing he wanted Rogue to be apart of it.


"You won't be disappointed, Senator Creed."  Bolivar Trask said as Graydon signed the papers. 

"How long will it be before they can be properly tested?"  Graydon asked as he handed the papers back to him.

"We've done secret tests for weeks now."  Bolivar replied.  "I think after two or three months, we can have them properly programmed to hunt down specific mutants."

"Good."  Graydon exhaled a long breath.

"When the time comes, we will need a list of names for the first targets."

Graydon smiled as he poured a glass of champagne for them.  "Oh I think I can find a few names for you." 

"Then, it's official.  A toast then."  Bolivar raised his glass in the air.  "To the Sentinels."

"To the Sentinels."  Graydon laughed silently to himself as their glasses clinked.  To the Sentinels.  He took a sip praising the wicked thoughts in his head.  YOU WILL PAY.  ALL OF YOU WILL PAY. 







I'm OK now. 

Wow.  This fanfic was 40 chapters long.  If you would have told me that it would have turned out this long when I started, I would have laughed.  Thanks to everyone who was patient with me while I cranked out the chapters.

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I'm currently working on Mon Petit Frère.  If you are a Remy fan, you might want to check it out.  It's listed in the X-men Comic section.

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