One by One the Souls Will Take You Over

Disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot. The title is a line from a song called 'And Don't Forget To Breathe' by A Static Lullaby.

Summary: This is a different story that is set in a parallel universe-mainly focusing on Rogue and Gambit, set after the end of the second season. Rogue never joined the x-men, in fact she has never has meet them instead she joined the Acolytes. Romyness eventually. Note: Rogue has a different past in this story. It will be explained as the story continues.

Thank you all for reviewing! Thought (in italics) Telepathic conversations

(Translations)

Pietro's fast talk

Chapter Nineteen: Decisions

Her thoughts were a mess, as she walked down the corridor. She was dreading what had to come next, but she knew she couldn't put it off any longer. Stopping in from of the med bay door, she paused to collect what she could of her thoughts before quietly making her way in.

He looked almost normal laying there. He was staring off into space, slowly drumming his hands on the bed. His blue eyes drifted over to her as she made her way across the room. His eyes implored her, as she leaned up against the wall opposite him.

"How long?"

"Four years."

His face hardened at her words, "The others?"

"Six feet under tha willow tree."

A strained silence followed her words. He was looking everywhere but at her. Eyes darted around the room, trying to take in what she had said, blinking away the tears. He's still only twelve, she realized. Physically, he had still aged four years, making him a stout six year old, but mentally, he was still that naïve little boy, caught up in things to big for him to understand.

"What are we going to do now?"

"This isn't 'bout wha ah want, Lucas. This is 'bout ya. Ya want ta get him back, then ah wit ya. Ya want ta leave, 'nd we're gone."

"He did this you know. I went to him for help, and he… if he had just listened then-"

"Ah know."

" 'Ah know'! Is that all you can say! HE locked me away. If it weren't for him they would still-" He broke of suddenly, words failing him. Rogue sighed softly, and walked up to his bed.

"Lucas, ah know wha he did. But this isn't 'bout him. Pitching a fit isn't goin' ta bring 'em back. Or give ya back four years o' ya life. Nothin' will. Evah. Ya not a little boy anymore. Ya may feel lahk one, but ya ain't. Time ta grow up Lucas. We protected ya as best we could, 'nd ah still will. But this is somethin' ya have ta decide fo' yo'self, no mattah how much ah want ta punch his face in." She watched him for a moment more, before turning around. Just as she was about to shut the door she heard him.

"You gonna leave any of him for me?"

She smirked, "Ah don't know… ah don't think ya could even hit him, let alone get past his goons."

"You'll train me right."

She studied him for a moment. "Fahne. Be ready by ten o'clock tomorrow."

Sorry for the shortness of the chapter, but don't worry, another fun battle with the X-freaks is coming up. It is always fun watching them get there asses kicked. And I will try and add some romyness next chapter.

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