Author's Note: Hey. So I've never written anything before. Okay, I have but it's not done yet. Anyway, I thought a one shot shameless song fic might be fun. I'm sure others have used this song before but hopefully I'm not stealing somebody's plot as well. If I am, sorry.

Disclaimer: Here's the deal. I'm a high school student. I own nothing. Nada. Not Marvel and not Kelly Clarkson's song Miss Independent.

This is set after Apocalypses destruction. I don't know when or how but the X-Men are back at the Institute and Magneto is still their enemy.

Miss Independent

by, Caliente

Miss independent
Miss self-sufficient
Miss keep your distance

Rogue was sitting in her bed after another pointless day at school. She sat staring at her journal. Memories flooded back to her. He saved her from the ancient evil. Why did he do it? They were on opposite teams. He hadn't said a word after. He just smiled, kissed her gloved hand, and walked away.


Miss unafraid
Miss out of my way
Miss don't let a man interfere, no

Then one day he had shown up at the Institute. He was with Storm, apparently having gone through some sort of ordeal together. (A/N: Shadow King, original comics) He was not longer working for Magneto and he wanted to join the X-Men. And Xavier had let him.


Miss on her own
Miss almost grown
Miss never let a man help her off her throne

He constantly flirted with her. Whenever she walked in a room, there he was. He never let her alone. She knew he just saw her as a challenge. He wanted to touch the untouchable girl. She couldn't stand his attention and kept pushing him away.


So, by keeping her heart protected
She'd never ever feel rejected
Little miss apprehensive

He asked her out on a date. She refused him. He kept asking her and asking her. She wouldn't have it. She told him to leave her be. She begged him to leave her alone. All she wanted was to hide in her shell. He kept trying to draw her out.


Said ooh, she fell in love
What is the feelin' takin' over?
Thinkin' no one could open my door
Surprise...It's time
To feel what's real
What happened to Miss Independent?
No more the need to be defensive
Goodbye, old you
When love is true

Rogue sighed at her journal. She continued to flip through it. She tried to remember when it had happened. When her feelings had changed. The time his flirting became actual feelings. When her tolerant retorts became flirtations. When they began to love.

Misguided heart
Miss play it smart
Miss if you want to use that line you better not start, no

He always hit on her. Even after she blatantly told him that nothing would ever happen. She told him off and gave him attitude every time he hit on her. She was cold and harsh and brutal to him. An ice cold bitch, and still he chased her.


But she miscalculated
She didn't want to end up jaded
And this miss decided not to miss out on true love

The day he gave her a present. It wasn't roses or chocolate or anything like that. He gave her a journal. The very journal she was holding at that moment. He had said, "Mebbe if y' write down y' feelin's, y' will see how y' really feel." And he had given her a peck on the cheek.


So, by changing her misconceptions
She went in a new direction
And found inside she felt a connection

She only had a tiny jolt of his memories and powers. Just a mere moment really but that was all that it took. She felt him in her mind. He comforted her and told her that she didn't have to be alone anymore. He told her that he would always be there for her. He would never leave her.


She fell in love.
What is the feelin' takin' over?
Thinkin' no one could open my door (open my door)
Surprise...It's time (yeah)
To feel what's real
What happened to Miss Independent?
No more the need to be defensive
Goodbye (goodbye), old you (oh you)
When love, when love is true

Rogue looked up from her journal at a picture of him that she had hidden under her mattress. That day he had promised never to leave her. He told her he would never let her be alone again. He had promised his life to her.

When Miss Independence walked away
No time for love that came her way
She looked in the mirror and thought today
What happened to miss no longer afraid?

One Valentine's day he told her. He said that he loved her. He told her the truth, that she had stolen his heart. He said, "I be de t'ief chere and dere you go stealin' my heart." (A/N: I sorta borrowed that from on of the comics.) He smiled and kissed her. A real kiss. Even if it was only for a moment.


It took some time for her to see
How beautiful love could truly be
No more talk of why can't that be me
I'm so glad I finally feel...

Touch. A real touch. It made her feel. It made her real. He made her real. His love for her made her human again. He saved her. Again. And she finally told him. She admitted her true feelings too. He loved her and she…

What is the feelin' takin' over?
Thinkin' no one could open my door
Surprise (surprise), it's time (yeah)
To feel (to feel) what's real
What happened to Miss Independent?
No more the need to be defensive
Goodbye (goodbye), old you
When love, when love is true...

Loved him.

So there you go. Tell me what you think. I mean, if you want to. It's all good. I had fun writing it and that's all that matters. Okay I'm lying. RESPOND PLZ! Please, please, please, please… Okay, I'm lame. But it's okay 'cause you like it. Hehe. Adios.