Their Dance

Rating: Pg-13 sometimes hard Pg-13 (will be warned)

Pairing: Bobby/Rogue Wouldn't you die of shock if I actually wrote anything else? I would!

Universe: A/U. The institute is a small boarding school and there are no mutants.

Summary: Their relationship was like a dance, two steps forwards, one step backwards. Eventually the music would have to end. And it did, when he kissed her. B/R

Backround: Marie Dancanto is sent to the institute because her parents find out she has a drug problem. There she sees Bobby who at one point was somewhat involved in her life.

Bobby Drake was the bad kid who was involved in a robbery. He got caught and was sent to the halls. After he got out he was sent to the institute to clean up his act.

John Alderyce was a drug dealer who grew up with Bobby as well as Marie. He got caught and went to the halls. He also was sent to the institute where Jubilee Lee befriended him.

Jubilation (Jubilee) Lee's parent's died in a shootout at a rave when she was ten. Her godparents sent her to the institute with her twin brother, Tim. She vows to get revenge on their killers.

Kitty Pryde is the good student who is there becuase she wants to be. She tries to be friends with everyone but mostly connects with TIm becuase he knows what it's like to be trapped.

Timmothy Lee is Jubilation's brother and Kitty's best friend, sometimes more. He is the one that keeps the peace between everyone and is pretty much always quiet with a peaceful air about him.

Charles Xavier is the is the loving and patient headmaster of the institute. He takes in hopeless and misguided children hoping to help them through his love and kindness.

Mr. Summers and Mrs. Summers, Ms. Munroe, Logan, and Mr. Wagner are the most popular teachers at the institute. They manage to teach the children and help them through life.


She had been at the institute for about twelve hours and she had yet to meet the headmaster, or professor as everyone she had come into contact with here had called him. She had been sitting here for about twenty minutes in his office waiting for him. She couldn't exactly leave. She sighed as she allowed herself to get lost into her thoughts.

"Oh, God. My life is utterly and completely over. Why did this happen to me? Why did they have to find out? No one was supposed to find out that night. Hell, no one was supposed to find out period, least of all my parents."

Marie was interupted from her thoughts by the sound of the door opening. In came a man who must of been in his sixties. He was in a wheel chair and had a kind smile, a smile that calmed her down. She sighed.

"You must be Marie-"

"Please, call me Rogue."

"Fine, Rogue. I just got off the phone with your parents. That is what took me so long. I appologize for the wait. I hope you weren't waiting too long. They tell me that you are a brilliant young lady who just fell in with the wrong crowd. They believe being here will give you the oppurtunity to start on the right path once more."

"That may be true, but they just want time to die down the rumors of their perfect daughter. It's not good you know, for someone of their stature," said Rogue sarcastically.

"I'm sorry."

"It's not your fault."

"I'm sure they want what's best for you. We all just want to help you. But you have to let us."

"Whatever. Can you just give me the slip that tells me what my classes are? I would like to graduate in two years, you know?"

"Very well then."

He handed her a slip of paper which had a list of all her classes. She could see her first class was an elective class, creative writing. She sighed because she had absoulutely no idea where any of these classes were.

"Professor, I don't know this place at all. Could someone show me around."

"It's already been taken care of," said a girl with ebony hair as she walked in.

"Nice to know," said Rogue airily.

"Hmm. I'm Jubilation but please call me Jubilee." She struck her hand out which rogue shook.

"I'm Marie, but you can call me Rogue."

They both said goodbye to Xavier before leaving the room.


Bobby threw the hood over his head before jumping off his bed. It was almost time for school to begin. He was almost about to make a quiet exit out of his shared room when his roomate, John came bounding in.

"Man, I'm screwed. I forgot we had an essay due for Ms. Munroe. She's gonna be hella pissed," said John.

Bobby rolled his eyes and shrugged his shoulders before putting his jacket's hood on once more.

"Dude, why do you even bother with that hood? Mr. Summers is just going to make you take it off."

Bobby shrugged his shoulders before leaving the room, but not before he slammed the door in John's face.

John just sighed. He had been trying to get through to Bobby for almsot a year. They had been friends before they got sent to the halls. But now Bobby rarely spoke to anyone, let alone him. He seriously needed a girl. John just didn't know how right he was.

John smirked at himself in the mirror. Yes, things were going good. Jubilee and him were good friends, maybe a little more, but if she wanted to take thing slow he could do that. He gave himself a genuine smile before leaving for class.


Timmothy Lee sighed as he put his things in his bag that he would be needing for that day. He sighed as he came across the paper Kitty and had been working on for English. It was really good. He was sure they would get a good grade on it. Besides anything they did together was good. That caused a small smile to appear on his face. He watched as she entered his room.

"Hey, Tim. I can't find our English paper. I am really hoping that I left it in here. If I didn't-"

He held it up for her to see. He smiled when she sighed in relief.

"It's good, Kit. We'll get that A for sure. And if we don't, well at least we tried which is always the best you can do anyway," said Tim calmly.

"How can you be so calm about this? Well, you always are. My grades mean everything to me."

"Even more than me," said Tim quietly almost inaudibly.

Kitty turned to him with a shock expression mixed with hurt. She couldn't believe that he could ever think such a thing, EVER. She pulled him into a hug. She was relieved when he hugged her back. She continued to hug him as she spoke.

"That is not true. You mean everything to me. Heck if I was gonna get an F on this paper for choosing you over EVERYTHING there would be no contest! It would be you. You are my best firend."

"Yeah, best friend..."

She pulled back.

"Yeah, you don't agree? I thought I was your best friend."

"You are. Sorry, I'm just tired," said Tim.

"We should be going. If we don't leave soon we are going to be late for first period," said Kitty.

"Alright, alright," said TIm as he picked up his bag and followed Kitty down the hall to first period.


Rogue walked with Jubilee to first period. To the side of the door stood a guy with a hood over his head and he just stood there like he had nothing better to do. Rogue couldn't help but stare at him even though she couldn't even tell what he looked like. There was something about him, something that mesmerized her, something somehow familiar...

Jubilee noticed the whole exchange and rolled her eyes. Bobby seriously needed to learn to lighten up.

"That's Bobby. Don't mind him. He doesn't talk to anyone, at least rarely. He's a loner," said Jubilee.

Suddenly he took off his hood and looked straight her. It was HIM. She didn't look away. She couldn't. She didn't want to. He had the most damn intense blue eyes. Bobby smirked at her when she didn't dare to look away.

"Yup, that's me. I'm Bobby. I'm a loner. And you're Marie Dancanto. I bet you remember me. Remember we grew up on the same street."

Jubilee sighed in confusion. Bobby hardly said a word to anyone and here he was carrying a whole conversation with Rogue.

"Funny how we ended up at the same place."

"You don't belong here. You were never anything like your sister Thailia. You were always prettier and smarter than her, but yet you made the same choice she did."

"It was my choice to make."

"And you sure as hell made sure you made it. Funny how it doesn't make you feel better huh?"

Rogue ignored him as they walked into class. Jubilee went to sit with John and Bobby sat next to her.

"You're still in love with Thailia, aren't you," asked Rogue.

Bobby raised his eyebrows. He turned to look at her as if she was utterly and completely crazy.

"Are you insane? Thailia and I were always fond of eacher, but love? No. I never loved her and she never loved me. You're sister is incapable of loving anyone who isn't herself."

"I'm nothing like her," said Rogue.

"I know. You may have made the same choice as her but now you're here and you're going to graduate. Hopefully you'll put the past behind you. And after you graduate you'll most likely get some good job. That's something Thailia could never do."

"You think you have me all figured out, don't you?"

"I'm getting there."

"I'm not the one who was practically a mute until I came," said Rogue.

"I learned the hard way that unless you have something important to say don't say anything at all."

Rogue tried to talk to him some more but basically he ignored her. She sighed and said the only thing she could think of to say.

"You drive me crazy."

That sparked something in Bobby and he smirked at her.

"Like the night before I left?"

Rogue wouldn't look at him.

"You're thinking about that night aren't you?"

She still wouldn't look at him and allowed her mind to go back to that night.


Rogue entered the overcrowded house of sluts, drunks, and other people generally acting like idiots. She had to find Thailia. This is where she had gone. Thailia had been upset about something or other and had a bump of cocaine before leaving the house. She was going to find her and bring her home before she did something totally stupid. This house was even bigger than their own and it might be hard to find her. She watched the door open form the front. In came a gorgeous Bobby Drake. She sighed. He never gave her the time of day and always hung out with her sister. She watched as he dissapeared into a bedroom. She followed him hoping he would know where Thailia was.

Bobby entered the party. Everyone was either drunk or high. What a lovely sight. Where the hell was Thailia? She should be here. She probably decided not to show and was somewhere fucking god only knew who. He sighed when he saw her younger sister, Marie. She was a real looker, that one, but way out of his league. His life was fucked. He could never do it to hers. She was beautiful, smart, and a million other things. She deserved someone, someone who wasn't him. He walked into one of the spare bedrooms. He needed to think. He was about to turn to sit on the bed when the door closed. He had seen Marie heading this way. It must be her.

Marie closed the door behind her. She was about to call out to Bobby when he whipped around quickly and just stared at her. It wasn't a lustful stare or a reproachful stare. It was just a stare and Marie could do nothing but look back.

"Marie, right?"

"Y- yes."

"Don't be afraid. I'm not going to hurt you."

"I- I know."



"Hmm, what are you doing here?"

"I came to find my sister."


He sat down on the bed and motioned for her to sit next to him, which she did. And what he said next, she would never forget.

"You're beautiful."

"I'm not going to sleep with you."

"I know, and you're still beautiful."

"I'm not."

"Yes, you are. If anyone tells you differently punch them. But when you're around me I never want to hear you say those words because you are beautiful."


"You're welcome. I'm gonna tell you sometihng no one here knows. I'm leaving tommorow."

"Where are you going?"

"Boarding school."

"That's too bad."

"All these people here are all idiots. Out of all of them how many of them will miss me? How many of them will actually care that I'm gone? You want to know how many? None of them."

"I will."


"I don't know."

"You're driving me crazy."

He smiled at her and she could do nothing but smile back. When he leaned over and kissed her she could do nothing but kiss him back. When her sister came in she could nothing but help her to the car and drive her home. And after Bobby left she could do nothing but change.

End of flashback

"I never forgot that kiss," whispered Bobby.

"I did."

"No, you didn't."

"How do you know?"

"You never forget your first kiss."

"It wasn't my first kiss."

"Yeah, it was. You were frigid around guys, but then you changed."

"You changed me."

"I'm sorry. That's why I never talked to you. I didn't want you to change. You were one of the few good people I knew. You were one of the few people I actually ever cared about. You were the one thing good."

"I'm sorry I diidn't turn out ot be the girl you wanted me to be because all I can be is me. And this is me whether you like it or not," said Rogue.

Just then the bell ran signaling that hte period was over. Rogue tried to run off but Bobby was right by her.

"I'm never going ot kiss you again," said Rogue.

"Is that a wager?"

"No, a promise."

Bobby gave her a seductive grin before coming close enough so that he could whisper in her ear.

"For what it's worth I did think of the kiss all the time."

He kissed her softly on the cheek before getting lost in the crowd. Rogue touched her cheek where his lips had been. She had forgotten how sloft his lips were.


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