A/N: This is a sequel to my songfic 'If I Were You' so if you have not read that yet, I suggest you do before continuing on with this one, otherwise you will be lost. Also, I have planned on having all chapters in this story to be just like this one. There will be a song in every one. Just something different that I thought I'd try out. Plus I've found so many songs that fit so well for this story that I just have to use. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and please R&R. I've dedicated this story to a reader to the prequel of this story, JayJay015. I hope you like it:) Now, on with the show! Oh, and the italics indicate the song.

I Need You Tonight

(by: Nick Carter)

Logan layed on his back in bed, Sherri sound asleep beside him, as his mind ran through the conversation with Marie he had earlier that night. She loved him, but refused to have an affair for Sherri's sake. And that made him love her even more. She was never the selfish type. She always put everyone else before her. A small smile formed on his face at the thought as he turned over onto his side. He propped his head on his hand and stared down at Sherri's sleeping form.

He mentally kicked himself for even thinking of cheating on her. He did love her, but not in the way he loved Marie. Marie was his world, but he was too stubborn and frightened to tell her and decided Sherri was second best. Which wasn't fair to her.

He softly stroked her hair away from her face and placed a light kiss on her cheek before slowly climbing out of bed. He had to talk to Marie again. He just had to. And that was all he was planning to do. Talk. Nothing else was going to happen. Because he made a vow to be loyal to Sherri. And he was going to keep it. No matter how much it broke his heart to not be with Marie.

He quietly opened up the door and walked out into the hall in only his navy blue sweat pants. He didn't care if anyone else was wandering the halls. He was on a mission. And damn it, no one got in the wolverine's way when he had his mind set on something.

Before he realized it he was standing in front of her door once again. He figured she was probably asleep from the lack of light coming from under the door. He lifted his hand and knocked twice gently on the door. He waited a few seconds and when he heard no movement, knocked again.

He could feel his heart pounding in his chest and wondered why all of a sudden he was so nervous. It's not like he was going to admit his undying love to her. He had already done that.

He took in a deep breath when he heard her soft footsteps move across the carpeted floor to the door. He attempted to calm his heart and his breathing when he heard the door handle slowly turn. His breath caught in his throat when he saw her standing in front of him. Her hair was a mess and she was wearing a black satin night gown. And he thought she had never been more beautiful than she was now.

"Logan? What are you doing here?" She asked as her brow creased into confusion.

"Can I come in?" He asked softly.

Open up your heart to me

And say what's on your mind

Oh, yes

I know that we have been

Through so much pain

But I still need you

In my life

This time

Marie moved out of the way as she spoke, "Logan, I thought we decided..."

"We did, Marie. But I can't. God, I can't get you out of my mind or my heart. No matter how hard I try. I'm not asking you to have an affair with me. That's not why I'm here. I just... I have to be with you again. Even if it's just talking. Please, Marie. I need you. At least for tonight."

"Logan, I don't know. Talking could lead..."

"It won't. I can't let that happen. I feel like such an ass for thinking it. You're right."

"Logan." She drawled as she gripped her hand in his and led him to the bed. Logan followed unreluctantly and sat down next to her, his hand in her lap.

Rogue stared down at the rough hand she held in hers and longed to feel it on her face again. It seemed like forever before she looked back up at him, his eyes filled with yearning. The yearning to just be.

"It hurts to have you so close to me yet so far away. I'm not sure I can do this, Logan." Rogue spoke through choked tears.

"Marie, I know. It hurts me, too. But it hurts me more not being able to see you. Just talking isn't wrong, kid." Logan replied as he pulled his hand out of hers and placed it on her face.

Rogue gasped at his touch and slowly closed her eyes, relishing in the feel of it; not wanting it to go away. But her fear came true as he pulled it away and placed it in his own lap.

Rogue opened her eyes and gave a weak smile, knowing how much just being here with her meant to him and was greatful in his returning smile.

"I love you, so much." He whispered as he pulled her into his arms and held her.

"I love you." She replied as she wrapped her own arms around his waist and listened to the sound of his beating and broken heart.

And I need you tonight

And I need you right now

I know deep within my heart

It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right

I really need you tonight

"So, I suppose this is what happens when two stubborn people have feelings for each other, huh?" Logan asked with a hint of laughter in his voice as he tried to relieve the tension growing between the two.

Rogue laughed in return as she sat up and wiped the tears that had fallen while he held her, "yeah, I suppose so."

Rogue's smile quickly faded as she looked at him, a question filling her eyes, "Logan, what are we going to do?"

"What do you mean?" He asked a bit confused.

"How are we supposed to live. Knowing how we feel about one another and yet can't act on these feelings?" Rogue answered, "It was hard enough before I knew how you felt. But now, it's damn near unbearable."

"I know, kid. And I wish I had an answer to that. But I'm just as lost as you are." Logan replied as he wiped a fallen tear from her cheek with his thumb.

"And would you stop doing that!" Rogue exclaimed as she quickly stood up and faced him.

"What?" Logan asked a bit startled.

"Stop touching me in that loving way. Stop showing me things I can't have!" Rogue answered as more tears fell down her face.

"Marie, I'm sorry. I can't help it. I just... I'm trying to comfort you." Logan answered as he stood up himself.

"I know, Logan. But it hurts." Rogue whispered; running both hands through her hair.

"I'm sorry. I shouldn't have come back. I'll go." Logan whispered as he headed for the door, but was stopped by a gentle hand on his arm.

"No. Don't go." Rogue said with saddness in her voice and eyes.

"Are you sure?"

"Yeah, I don't want to be alone. Not right now."

I figured out

What to say to you

Sometimes the words

They come out

They come out so wrong

Oh, yes they do

And I know in time

That you will understand

That what we have

Is so right

This time

Rogue layed down on the bed beside Logan as he wrapped an arm around her, allowing her to cuddle up beside him, her head resting on his chest. He heard the sigh that escaped her lips and he wasn't sure if it was a sound of contentment or despair.

"That tickles, kid." Logan laughed as Rogue played with the hairs on his chest.

"Sorry. They're just so soft." Rogue layed her hand flat on his chest the moment the words past his lips.

"Special conditioner." Logan joked.

"Oh, yeah. Let me guess. Especially made for chest hair?" Rogue played along.

"You guessed right." Logan replied with a smile.

"I miss this." Rogue changed the subject; once again releasing a sigh.

"What?" Logan asked, curious as to what she missed.

"This," she replied, "us joking around, cuddling, talking."

"Yeah. Me too, kid. Me too." Logan agreed as he gave her a light squeeze.

They layed there in silence for awhile, both just staring at the shadows dancing across the walls and ceiling. Rogue didn't want this night to ever end, but she knew it would. After all, nothing lasted forever. That was for sure. Except, there was one thing she knew would last. And it pained her to think it. She knew her love for him would last. And that flame would just keep growing and never die.

"I'll always love you, Logan." She then broke the silence, for some reason she needed him to know that.

"I know." He replied.

She had to choke back a sob when he didn't say it back. Did he not believe he would love her forever? Was he doubtful in that department? But before she could go deeper in that thought he spoke up, "and I'll always love you." She instantly felt a heavy weight lift off her heart at those words and breathed a sigh of relief.

She could feel her eyes growing heavy as his hand started to stroke through her silky brown hair; tickling her scalp in a relaxing way. She gave him a light squeeze around the waist to show her approval and felt his body shudder in laughter at her motions.

And I need you tonight

I need you right now

I know deep within my heart

It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right

"Marie?" Logan asked after awhile, wondering if she had maybe fallen asleep.

"Hmm?" Rogue asked sleepily.

"I'm sorry."

"What for?" She asked, a little more awake.

"If I ever hurt you. I never meant..."

"Logan, no. God, no." Rogue sat up so she could see him clearer, "you were just confused about your feelings. You're the Wolverine. The Wolverine doesn't fall in love. I understand that. Trust me. Remember." Rogue tapped her temple with her right pointer finger and allowed a small smirk to form on her face.

"That's one of the reason's why I love you. You know me better than anyone else." Logan said as he pulled her back to him.

"And I love you for what you've done, Logan." Rogue responded.


"You've saved my life, Logan. More ways than one. Not many people out there would risk their life to save mine. And you've done just that." Rogue answered.

"Oh, Marie. There are plenty of people out there who would risk their life for you." Logan argued.

"You may be right about that. But, unlike you, they'd hesitate."

Logan opened his mouth to argue her point but he couldn't think of anything. She was right. He'd save her time and time again without a second thought while others would. Because they feared death. He didn't. He figured he was so old he was way past his due date, anyway. Especially after all the lethal battles he'd been in. And for someone without a healing factor such as his, there would have been nothing left of them by the end of some of those battles.

"How did I ever manage to let you pass me by?" Logan asked with a sigh.

"Stubborness." Rogue answered without even having to think.

"Ah, yeah. Now I remember."

All those endless times

We tried to make it

Last forever more

And baby, I know I need you

Oh oh, yeah

I know deep within my heart

It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right

I really need you


"Are you tired?" Logan asked after he heard her yawn.

"Mmmm... just a little." Rogue said while she yawned again.

"I should go and let you get some sleep." Logan answered as he began to sit up.

"No. Stay. Stay the night." Rogue responded as she pushed him back down.

"Marie. That's not a very good idea."

"I don't care anymore. I just want you to hold me." She said with closed eyes.

"You say that now, but in the morning you'll regret it, trust me." Logan argued again as he once again sat up.

"But..." Rogue tried to argue, but was interrupted by Logan lifting her legs and placing them under the covers.

"Are you tucking me in?" She asked with a giggle.

"Yes, darlin'." Logan answered with a smirk.

"That's funny. The Wolverine. Tucking me in. Ha." She laughed out as she snuggled closer to her pillow.

"Goodnight, Marie. I love you." Logan whispered as he placed a light kiss on her forehead before turning and heading for the door.

He silently made it back to the room he shared with Sherri and quietly closed the door behind him. He slowly climbed back into bed with his wife and wrapped an arm around her when she rolled over and snuggled into his chest. He closed his eyes to sleep as his mind wandered over to the night he just spent with Marie.

His Marie.

I need you tonight

I need you oh I need you baby

I need you right now

It's gotta be with you

It's gotta be with you

I know deep within my heart

No it doesn't matter if it's wrong or if it's right

All I know is baby

I really need you