I do not own any of the Marvel characters used in the following story. Mr. Stan Lee does, I only write about them and have my own twists to their stories. The time line may be off, but this is my story, so it is set to when I want it to be set. I also took some info offline so that I could make this story as authentic as I could. Please no complaining, this is my first x-men story.
I am Remy LeBeau also known as Gambit. And I have literally been to hell my friends. This story is about how I found love, my one true love, Elizabeth Creed. Yes that's right; I fell in love with the daughter of one of my enemies. She saved my life and I did the same in return, let's get to it then, shall we?
Chapter One: Captured
It was July 2003, on a hot summer day in southern Louisiana. I was 25 years old and running my own casino. It had been a life -long dream owning that casino. And now I finally had it. With a little help from my card playing skills of course, or I should say, my mutant powers. I have the power to charge inanimate objects with explosive kinetic energy; I have enhanced agility and a very hypnotic charm. (This is how I have beaten many of my opponents.) Strolling around the slot machines, I had a bad feeling pass through my gut. Something was about to happen I knew that it was going to be bad, really bad. SMASH! CRASH! Something broke through the glass front window and landed on the roulette table. I gripped my bow staff tighter in my right hand, this could go either two ways, and I wanted the way that I knew I was going to survive.
"Who are you? And what are you doing breaking shit in my casino?"
"Viktor Creed is my name, and I have come for you Gambit." His grin sent chills down my spine. Some of the patrons ran towards the door to leave. I wanted to be one of them.
"I don't think so." I jump backwards and sent some kinetic energy his way; hopefully he would get the idea and leave. He flew backwards and hit the cement support beam.
"Now you just pissed me off" He growled. I could see his nails getting longer and I gulped. If that didn't faze him, I knew that I would have to throw more at him, but I had to get him outside.
"Well that's too bad. Now I am going to piss you off a little more." I threw my lucky playing cards packed with energy at him. He went flying through the window he broke and I charged after him. Where are you? I was thinking to myself, when all of a sudden, I was hit from behind and blacked out.
Five hours later. . . .
I started to wake up and realized that I was gagged and tied up. I think I was on a plane or something but I am not alone. In the dark I could make out two other shapes besides myself. My head was completely throbbing in pain.
"Hello." I whispered.
"There are microphones and cameras in here. Just to let you know."
"What is your name?" I asked.
"Angel. And yours?"
"Interesting name, I am Remy."
"Is that your mutant name?" Angel asked.
"No, my mutant name is Gambit. Who are the other two?"
"The other two are Rogue and Lizzie." He said.
"Do you know where we are headed, Angel?"
"The man who took me said that we are headed to "The Island". I don't know what that means, but apparently he took us because of our mutant abilities."
"What is your ability?"
"I have angel wings, hence the name and I have eagle like eyesight. My blood also has regenerative properties. What about yours?"
"I can charge inanimate objects with explosive kinetic energy and I have enhanced agility."
"Nice. No wonder why Creed and Stryker want you."
"Have you met them before?" I asked.
"Stryker tried to take me away from my parents when I was younger. But my mother would not allow it. Later he had Viktor kill my mother right in front of my father and I. My father never forgave himself and he hid me from them. But obviously they found me."
"I am sorry to hear that my friend."
"It happened many years ago, I barely remember it. I guess that I have been suppressing the guilt and sadness for so long, that it doesn't hurt to talk about it anymore." Angel said.
"Do you know Rogue's or Lizzie's powers? I asked curiously.
"Lizzie has two different powers, from what she told me. One comes from her mother who was a telepath, she can control anything with her mind and the other comes from her father, she can heal very quickly, even if she is shot or stabbed. And Rogue's power is that she can absorb other mutant's powers through skin to skin contact, but if she does not let go she can permenately absorb their powers and she can kill that mutant or human for that matter." He told me.
"Those are very interesting. Are you scared about what they are going to do to us?" I asked.
"Yes, I am Remy. I am very scared." I shivered and I believe that he shivered as well. We heard a grown to our right.
"Where the hell am I? Why am I tied up! Oh my God, what's going on?"
"It's alright, you are among friends." Angel said.
"Angel? What are you doing here?"
"Lizzie, just calm down please, okay." Angel told her.
"Okay, I will try to calm down, but where are we going?" she said.
"I don't know, a man named Viktor Creed took us, I think he goes by the name Sabretooth."
"Viktor Creed?" she said to herself. She didn't say another word until we got off the plane.