AN: Sorry for the wait. I got a new job yippee. Please read through and give me your feedback. I don't own X-Men. Thank you so much. BTW, I am not familiar with Jean's powers so I made it up. Hehehe… I hope you enjoy.
Jean stayed on her room. It has been a week since Logan left her. Rogue and Scott broke their engagement. Last night, Jean went to Scott but before she can utter a word, he slammed the door on her. And this is all because of Rogue. That woman has been a pest on her.
It's Monday morning and Rogue was in her class. Jean burst into the room. The students remained quiet but everyone noticed the flare in Jean's eyes.
"You bitch. What do you have? You must die." Jean floated in the air. Her hair was wild and her eyes all red. The students all ran outside the room – Jean not even noticing them as all her attention was with Rogue.
Everything inside the classroom broke due to the power that Jean released. She then sent a huge energy blast to Rogue but she was able to run in time to avoid it.
Upon hearing the commotion, Cyclops, Storm and the rest of the tenure mutants went into the room. As Jean noticed them, she grabbed Rogue on the collar of her shirt and then brought her outside the school.
"Jean put her down!" Scott shouted but Jean just ignored him. Storm then summoned the wind and directed it towards Jean causing her to drop Rogue momentarily but got her again after she telekinetically threw a tree on the Mistress of the Elements. Iceman then tried to freeze Jean but the ice melted quickly due to the power she is releasing.
"No one can stop me. None of you weaklings can even get close to me." Jean maniacally said to the team. Right then, the professor tried going through Jean's mind, causing her to drop Rogue again as she cupped her head as if it is in severe pain. A few minutes more and Jean dropped unconscious on the ground. Storm then took the opportunity as she called Scott and they sent her to the infirmary where she was restrained.
Rogue was harmed during the ordeal. She had wounds all over her body. Although Jean did not hit her, Rogue was so close to her that the emanating power from Red harmed her. She was brought to the infirmary as well.
Logan sat alone on the bar. A week has passed since he left the school. He is in Canada right now – his home. Since earlier today, he had been uneasy. He tried to remove the feeling but he just can't. Something was wrong but he can't point a finger at it. Then suddenly, he remembered Marie. On instinct, he took the cellphone that Storm gave him and called the school. The Weather Witch answered and informed him of what happened that day. Upon hearing that Rogue is still unconscious, he took his truck and headed for the school" "Phoenix or Jean will pay for what happened to Marie."
It took him almost four days of travel to get into the school. "Where's Marie?" he shouted when he arrived.
"She's on her room resting, Logan. Hank said she is fine but needs to rest." Storm answered.
Logan proceeded to Marie's room. The Yellow wonder sits on the bedside as she chat Rogue's ears away. She immediately stopped when Logan entered.
"Hey Kiddo." He said after Jubilee left the room. "Are you alright?"
"Yes, I am fine. If you don't mind, I would like to get some rest."
"I'm sorry I wasn't here to-"
"You didn't do this, Logan. No need to apologize." She cut him off.
"Marie, please I just want us to talk things out."
"What should we talk about? Logan you left again the first chance you got not even bothering to say goodbye."
"I'm sorry for leaving you, Marie. I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. But I cannot do that without finding myself."
"Did you find yourself Logan?"
"No, but it doesn't matter. My past is no longer my concern. What's important is my future and that is you." He then leaned to her in the bed and kissed her passionately. But after a moment Marie gently pushed him.
"Please let me think first Logan."
Logan left the room and immediately went to the infirmary where Jean is. She was on restraint but conscious.
"You came back Logan. Please let me go."
"The hell I will. You fucking bitch. How dare you hurt Marie? I should kill you." He then unleashed his claws but before he can do anything to her, Storm and Hank stopped him. "This is a fair warning to you Jean. You get anywhere near her again and I swear I will pull your heart out with my bear hands!" he then left the room leaving a shocked Jean.
The following day, Storm went on to visit Rogue. She looked much better.
"Can I come in Rogue." Asked Storm.
"You look better now."
"Yup and I think I can go back and teach tomorrow." She motioned for Storm to sit on one of the chairs in the room as she sat on her bed.
"That's good. Well, I came here to talk to you about Logan."
Rogue was not surprised. After all, Storm knew her feelings for Logan. "I just don't know 'Ro why my heart is so stupid to fall in love with him."
"Rogue if you fell in love with someone and got hurt in the process, don't blame your heart. It is just there to supply blood. Now if you are good in anatomy and you are to blame your hypothalamus which controls your emotion, then you are still wrong. Why? Come on! Don't blame your body organs because of the pains you experienced in life! Remember this: You will only be happy if you will accept that not your heart, brain, liver or intestine is responsible for what's happening with your life. It is you and the decisions you make." Storm smiled at Rogue.
"What should I do? I want to trust him."
"Then do so. Love is only for the tough ones, Rogue. Do you know that the current Earth population is 6,852,472,823? Now how would you know that you found the one for you? Perhaps you've seen him but you had to bend to tie your shoes. Perhaps he's right beside you but you looked at the traffic light. Perhaps you passed by him but someone blocked your view. There are lucky people who found the right one for them. There are people who are still looking and some just completely gave up. But the worst part is that you already have him but you chose to just let him go. Guess what I am trying to say here is that love is not for everyone. I sincerely don't know if Logan is the one for you but it is worth a try. Love is not something we do on purpose, or something we can dictate, or something we just want to do. It just happens and once it does, we sometimes just have to follow the flow."
"I guess you are right 'Ro. Perhaps I should learn to trust again not Logan but love. I need to believe."
"Rogue, just remember that it may not be perfect because something or someone may get in the way but believe that you will be happy."
"Thanks a lot Storm." Storm then hugged Rogue and left the room.
A week had passed and Rogue got back into teaching. She has yet to talk to Logan because she wanted some time to think and she is still trying to build some courage to talk to him. Trying to know what would be the right words to say.
It is already 4PM and all her students are out already. She looked at the window and it is still raining cats and dogs. Suddenly, she heard some commotion at the main hall. She went there to investigate what happened and she couldn't for the life of her believe what she saw. Logan was soaking wet and dressed up as a PIG! As she moved closer to him, the people on the hall made way for her.
"Logan what the hell is happening?" She asked.
All he did was to tug her arm and he led her outside. "Hey it's raining" she yelled.
"I know." He looked at her eyes then onto the sky. "Storm, stop the rain." Just that and then the rain stopped showing the blue sky and the afternoon sun. "Thank you Storm."
"Anytime Logan." The Weather Witch responded.
Logan then went on his knees in front of Rogue. "Do you forgive me now Marie?"
"I- I don't understand."
"You told me that you would forgive if I stop the rain and I did. You told me that you would forgive me if I would be a pig. I can't really be a pig so I got this costume I saw. Do you forgive me now?" Rogue was definitely shocked. She does not know what to say. "I begged Storm to help me out. You know how she hates manipulating the weather unless necessary so I had to write a 10 page essay as to why this is NECESSARY." Rogue could not help but chuckle. Knowing Storm, she is sure that she made Logan do that. "Will you please forgive me now Rogue? I know I was stupid. To be honest, when I first saw you, I did not even notice you as someone I could love. Hell, I don't even believe in love and you were just a kid you know. But when you become a woman, things changed and before I know it, I had fallen in love with you. I was stupid not to even acknowledge it so I turned my affection to Jean although all the while, it was you. Here I am, stopping the rain, dressed as a pig and on my knees but I am not ashamed because I will go do this again tomorrow or the day after that or for every single day of my life if it means you will forgive me."
"I am swallowing my pride now Logan. Why now? And please don't give me any bullshit of an answer. The least that you can do is to give me an answer not from this," she pointed his head. "but from here" then his heart.
"What do you want to hear? That I'm stupid and that I'm scared?"
"It's true. You almost married Scott. I almost lost you because I'm stupid and I got scared of loving you."
"I'm more afraid of losing you."
"Why do you love me?"
"I don't know..."
"You don't know?" ahhh Logan.
"I really don't know. Should I have a reason? It just hit me. I didn't even believe in forever Marie, but I think I found forever in you. I love you Marie. I'm sorry"
"You never say sorry for loving someone Logan. You never say sorry for loving me." Rogue knelt to face him and then grabbed his head and kissed his lips. "I love you, you jerk and how can I not forgive you? You are so damn cute." Then kissed him again.
"Marry me." Logan broke the kiss and showed a ring in front of her.
"Is that a question?" Marie asked.
"So I guess I don't really a choice then." Logan captured her lips for a deep kiss which made the people on the school cheer.
AN: I know this is short. Just a little preview for the last chapter – one year later for Logan and Marie, Scott and Storm (oh yeah) and Jean. I really thank you for taking your time reading my work.