Author's note: This story has come to an end! *Sadness* Don't hate me… but this chappy isn't as Romy filled as most fans would like. It's not a romantic ending but I promise a sequel for those who are interested. I hope you like it!
SperryDee: I bet Gambit loved having Rogue in his lap too. No doubt. I wish I was Rogue… *sigh* Bobby thing? They broke up… Go back to chapter 1 for details. :) Hope you like the update.
Keebler-elmo: Yeah, that would suck. And if you think somebody has BO, image what Logan would smell. Ew. Hehe.
Lamby: When I have a chance, I'll check out your stuff for sure. I LOVE Remy too. Hope you like the rest of the story.
RGL: Isn't it fun explaining to adults when they catch ya? Wait, wait… no. Glad you like it. Thanks for reviewing.
Roguechere: All good things must come to an end. Sadness, I know. I hope you'll read my sequel. Thanks for all the awesome reviews.
Ishalfahand: I know, how awkward! I get chills just thinking about it. Anyway, thanks for reviewing. Hope you like my ending.
Rogue151: Hehe. Of course she's scared… wouldn't you be after your boyfriend cheated on you. And if you couldn't touch on top of that. Enjoy the ending. :)
Paradox12: Um… I like the Southern accent so, sorry. Hope you're not too disappointed.
Impressed: It's an ending but it's not the end 'cause I'm gonna make a sequel. Thank you for the compliments, it's so sweet of you. I'm glad you like my story. Enjoy my "ending".
Aezelea: Damn strait. Need more Romy! I am doing a sequel, look out for it if you like the ending. I hope you enjoy the update. Thank you for the compliments.
Irony1: Damn that sneaky Logan. Hehe. Anyway, thank you for your compliments. Hope you like my ending.
Hyperwriter: Okay, okay. Here's more. This is it… hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reviewing.
The Flirt and the Rogue
Chapter 9 – Friends?
Rogue was sulking. She hadn't stopped frowning since she came back from her first private lesson. All through the 6am training session, breakfast, her classes, lunch, and dinner she frowned and glared.
"Come on luv, get out of this funk," Betsy encouraged her best friend. "It's only Monday and you're already sulking like it's Wednesday."
"Ah'm not sulkin'," Rogue replied half-heartedly.
"You're not even arguing with me. What's really wrong?" Betsy looked over at her friend with concern.
"Fine. Ah just can't take it anymo'," Rogue told her in a defeated tone.
"Can't take what? Rogue, talk to me. I'm your best friend." Betsy walked over to Rogue's bed and sat next to her friend.
"He won't leave meh alone. He's always flirtin' an' tryin' ta get near meh." Rogue looked up helplessly into Betsy's eyes. "His constant attention is so…"
"Sweet?" Betsy supplied with a reassuring smile.
"Infuriatin' an' annoyin'," Rogue argued.
"You're so scared of trusting anybody that you won't even give him a chance," Betsy said bluntly. "Snap out of it luv. He's not Bobby. At least consider offering him friendship."
Rogue looked pensive for a moment before nodding. "Maybe yer right. Friendship neva hurt nobody. An' Ah offered it ta Bobby afta he hurt meh an' everythin'."
"Why don't you go find him now?" Betsy asked, hastily pulling Rogue off the bed.
"Wha- But Ah-" was all Rogue could sputter before Betsy pushed her out the door and closed it in her face. "What the hell?" she muttered. She glanced at her watch. It read 8:56. 'Ah, Warren's due to call in 4 minutes. Oh well, better go find me a Swamp Rat.'
Rogue wandered down a flight of stairs to the second floor, classrooms and teacher's wing. She frowned as she remembered when she ran into Logan's room when she had first arrived at the institute. But then she let out a small chuckle as she remembered her futile crush. Her emotional rollercoaster came to an abrupt halt as she reached Gambit's door. 'Now or never…' she raised her hand to knock when she heard strange noises on the other side of the door. Rogue leaned her ear closer to the door and listened hard. It seemed silent for a minute and then suddenly a female voice screamed "No Remy, don't STOP!"
Rogue jumped back and fell to the floor. She felt a myriad of emotions upon realizing what was happening on the other side of that door. She felt hurt and bitter that he could just forget her, angry and sad because of her powers, and relieved that maybe they could really be friends. She half-smiled to herself, 'Now I know that I can be friends with him and nothing more. And I have some real dirt on him too.' Rogue started to walk back to her room but remembered that Betsy and Warren were talking on the phone. She decided to go to the roof for some alone time to think. She smiled to herself when she reached the roof and looked up at the beautiful night sky. Rogue laid back and propped herself up on her elbows, just enjoying the night air.
"Bonjour chere," a Cajun voice interrupted her thoughts.
Rogue opened her eyes and looked at the tall man before her. "Mmm… Hey yaself." She sat up and rubbed her eyes. "What time is it?"
"It's a little befo' midnigh'," Remy responded. "What're y' doin' up here?"
"Ah was just enjoyin' the night sky," Rogue answered. Rogue shivered. "Though now it's a little cold."
Gambit walked over to her. "Why don' y' let Remy warm y' up?" he asked huskily.
"Why? Ain't ya warm enough from ya encounta with that girl in ya room?" Rogue countered with a smirk.
Remy's eyes bulged and he looked at her in surprise. "Y' mad chere?"
"Why should Ah be mad? It's not like Ah have a claim on ya, ya just flirt with meh." Rogue offered him a smile. "Ah thank that we should be friends. Ah won't be ya challenge o' conquest o' nothin'. But, Ah figure that since Ah offad mah cheatin' ex-boyfriend friendship it's only fair that Ah offa it ta ya too."
Remy looked at her apprehensively. "Friends?" He offered his hand to her.
She accepted his hand and he pulled her up. "Friends." She smiled at him and then stifled a yawn. "Ah thank Ah betta go ta bed. 'Night Swamp Rat."
"'Night mon cher." She shot him a look. "Okay den, 'night mon ami (my friend)."
I know, I know. Not a very romantic ending. I'm writing a sequel, so if you want to read about jealousy and romance… there you go. I think I'm gonna call it "Best Friends" but I'm not sure yet. Please feel free to read and review to give suggestions about the sequel. I'll try to start posting soon, like a day or two. I'm punctual like that. Tell me what you thought about this story. I love getting reviews!! Adios for now. But as California governor candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger said, I'll be back.