Verse: X-Men movieverse
Timeline: post X-Men: The Last Stand
Disclaimer: These are my own thoughts, so I kind of own them.
Summary: The Cure is only temporary. While healing Rogue and Magneto find each other and realize they have more in common than they originally thought.
Soundtrack: I recommend the song "Drawing Board" by Mest because it's all about spending time trying to be creative.
Dedication: To KumaDaPuma for so many, many reasons.
Okay, so I figured you read 133,000 other words I wrote… you might enjoy reading about how it all got there.
It's no secret this is my first published fan fiction story. I've written fan fiction previously, but never posted and usually in different fandoms. I was inspired by the beautiful Magneto/Rogue fan fiction that Sionnain and Willowaus write to try writing some of my own.
At first I just intended to write a short story where Magneto and Rogue get together after X3, just to prove to myself I could finish something I started. Then out of nowhere my story took off with a life of its own and demanded a rich tapestry and deep character development. The plot expanded further and further past my original intention running away quickly to become a full fledged novel.
I'm extremely proud of this story. It's easily the longest thing I've ever written and probably the best, considering the time and effort I put into it. It is, however, by no means perfect. I have some major plot holes in it. I rushed the sexual tension to get to writing the smut. I hope to develop the Magneto/Rogue relationship and how exactly they got to where they were by chapter 18 through a few one shots.
I also did some pretty experimental stuff in this story. A lot of you were confused about Chapter 27, when "Rogue" sleeps with Logan. That was by design. It was meant to be the ultimate plot twist to scare the readers and keep them on the edge of their seats. I'm not sure it came out as well as I intended. But I hope you understand the reasoning behind it. Without the threat of Logan, Magneto never would have admitted his true feelings for Rogue.
This story was beta-ed by my best online friend KumaDaPuma. Her input, support, inspiration, and pep talks were invaluable to my writing this story. So much so the character of Jeri Kojak was named after her old screen name.
The best part about writing this story was all the wonderful friends I made. One can never have enough friends. I can't possibly describe how much these people mean to me. KumaDaPuma, XChocolateChipX, GenkaiShihan, Niliathiel, evilerk, Agent Silver, Chica Fayme, PyroMac, PetiteDiable, Christina, roguepixie04, Rebecca, Erin, et. all (If you're not on the list… I totally didn't mean to leave you off. I tried to get anyone who reviewed all the way through. Your name is bolded if it's your FFN screen name.)
I want to thank you all so much for reading my novel. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Look for the sequel to start around November, I think. If you want I can send you a private message to tell you about it. Or add me to your author alert list if you want to know whenever I post something new.
If you want to leave me any notes, find out what else I'm writing, etc check out my homepage in my penname bio. It's my Livejournal. Also if you like the Magneto/Mystique pairing KumaDaPuma and I have started a LJ community called CruellyHandsome where you can also post fanfic or find more to read. We would love to have you join us. If you love reading X-Men movieverse Magneto stories KumaDaPuma and I also started a C2 community known as Magnetophile. You can get to it through my penname.
Again thank you so much for reading my story and I want to thank you for all the support you've given me through your reviews.