Hi everyone :)
Wow...So this is it. We're at the end. Just under one year after I first started this and it's finished. Goddess it seems so much longer! It's rather...Erm...I dunno, I can't think of how to explain it. My first major series and it's all done. It's an achievement. I never thought it was gonna get this long. Admittedly, I didn't know how long it was going to be but I didn't know it was going to be this long.
I'm gonna save all the goodbyes and stuff until the end because no one wants to read anything feeling all sad and everything. So, for the last time, please enjoy this chapter :)
It's weird in here nah; so quiet, so empty. Not that Ah'm complaining. Hell no, it's great...It's just so deserted. They're all gone nah, every single last mahnd that didn't belong here is nah gone and it's great. No more idiots back chattin' me, no more psycho jealous Cajun trahin' to destroy everything! It's jus' me; me, me, me.
And nah Ah can concentrate on Rogue again. Ah can focus on making her better, Ah can start fixing all the damage that's been caused in here and Ah focus on makin' sure this never happens again. It'll take a whahle and it'll be hard but Ah'm gonna do it. Ah'll do it for Rogue, to help her get better; the fact Ah continue to survahve is just a bonus.
Ah shouldn't get used to all this though, it'll soon start fillin' up once Rogue starts fahghtin' again, whenever that'll be. After all, it's part of who she is and Lord knows ya can't denah who ya are.
Beeping. Really annoying beeping, constantly beeping right in her ear. Where the Hell was it coming from?
As Rogue woke up little by little, she couldn't stop the annoyed frown which creased her face. That noise was seriously starting to get one her nerves! Opening her eyes, she found that she was instantly blinded by an obscenely bright white ceiling. That answered the question of where she was at least; the Med Lab. And, her head lulling to her left, she found the cause of the beeping; she was plugged up to a heart monitor. It was also then that she noticed the wired pads on her pulse points and chest. Weakly, Rogue raised her hands and yanked each pad off in turn. Once they were all off, she carelessly brushed them off of the side of the bed and onto the floor. There, that was the beeping stopped.
Rogue's arms fell heavily to her sides and she quietly muttered a complaint under her breath about feeling pathetic. Looking around herself, she frowned again. She couldn't for the life of her remember what had happened to result in her winding up in the Med Lab. Also, she noted with surprise, that her head felt relaxed for once. There was none of the usual constant pressure which gave her headaches and there were no voices...Her head was empty...
Her frown vanished and her heart soared. A bright smile lit her face and she'd have laughed and hugged herself if she hadn't been so weak. As it was, she settled for a soft, breathy laugh while her eyes widened in pleased disbelief. She was herself again; completely and totally.
The sound of running footsteps suddenly reached her ears and she rolled her head to the side just in time to see a flustered Remy dash in through the doorway. He froze upon seeing her opened eyes staring back at him innocently and remained stunned into stillness for several more seconds. Then, as the shock left him, he released a huge sigh and glared at her lightly.
"Did yo' un-plug dhat heart monitor?" He asked sternly.
"The beepin' was drahvin' me nuts." Rogue mumbled tiredly.
"What if yo'r heart had stopped?" He demanded anxiously.
"Then ya would've fahnd me wouldn't ya?" She pointed out with a small grin.
Remy sighed again and ran a hand through his hair before letting it flop back to his side. He made his way over to her bed and perched on the edge. After getting himself comfortable, he took Rogue's left hand in his gloved one. "How are yo' feelin'?" He inquired quietly, his thumb continuously rubbing the back of her hand.
"Tahred." She mumbled groggily. "Hah long have I been aht?"
"'Bout a day; day and a bit. Do yo' remember anything?" He inquired gently.
"Not really, it's all kind of a fuzzy blank. What happened?"
"Dhere were too many odher people in yo'r head. Dhe Professor had to take dhem all ou'." Remy explained as he reached forward and tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear tenderly.
"So they are really all gahne?" Rogue checked hopefully.
"Yeah, dhey're really all gone." He smiled, leaning forward and kissing her forehead where it was protected by her hair.
"You as well though." She noted, sounding slightly forlorn, her eyes rolling to look at her side, avoiding his direct gaze.
"Remy t'ink dhat's prob'ly for dhe best chere." He assured her, trying to make his voice sound more cheerful than he felt upon hearing her disappointment of the part of him which had been in her head.
Remy hesitated un-surely. He'd spoken to with Professor Xavier and Jean and they had told him everything which had happened in Rogue's head. However, they had instructed him in what he could and couldn't tell Rogue. Unfortunately they hadn't offered any advice on what he should tell her about what had happened before the two psychics had entered her head. Should he tell her she had been possessed? And if he did, should he tell her she was made to attack Logan, the Professor and himself? How would the truth make her feel? Was it even worth risking the truth with her in such a fragile state?
"Because yo' needed a fresh start chere." He answered eventually, deciding that it was better to be safe rather than sorry in this particular situation; the truth could wait, forever if need be. "Yo' won' need dhat Remy anyway; dhe real Remy ain' gon' leave yo'r side for a very long time."
Rogue smiled at that and she lifted her free arm, inviting him to hug her. Never one to turn down such an offer, Remy leaned forward and wrapped his arms around her body and then gently lifted her to his chest. She snuggled into his arms, her eyes fluttering shut and her soft smile remaining. Remy held her close, infinately grateful that the girl he loved more than anything was recovering, and kissed the top of her head. He brought a hand up to lace through her hair, supporting the back of her head, while resting his cheek lightly on the spot he had just kissed.
"Remy love yo' cherie." He whispered.
"Love you too." Rogue whispered back, her eyes opening slowly.
The worst was over now; things would only start to get better.
And so it ends.
That's it, it's all done. No more. It's finished, complete...You can tell I'm stalling for time here :D
I just want to say a huge, massive, bigger than you can possibly imagine, thank you to everyone who ever has or ever will read this story. I've loved getting to know some of those who've reviewed and I'll miss you all so much. In fact, if anyone wants to stay in contact, (one or two of you already have :D) I'd be well chuffed and I'd love to stay in contact with all of you...Though that might be a little overwhelming O.o
So what comes next I hear some of you ask. Well, that's a good question. I do have an idea for another X-Man fic, (not a sequel!) but I'm not sure my heart's in it at the moment. I'm also planning a Cardcaptor Sakura thing so if any of you are into that as well keep an eye out. And, of course, to feed my current addiction, I'll be posting various short Harry Potter pieces every fortnight or so :D
Erm...I really don't think I have anything else to say. Oh wow...I can't believe this is really the end...
I hope I'll see some of you again and, remember, if ya fancy having a chat sometime I'm always one with a lot to say. Take care everyone. Oh, and have a MerryChristmas and aHappy New Year :)
Hugs and love for all