...Mightier Than the Sword
A Fan Fiction Archive
[Reviews - 0] Printer
Table of Contents
- Text Size +
Rogue watched Bobby as he sat, thinking, at the kitchen table. She could
easily tell what — or rather, whom — he was thinking about, and she couldn't
help but feel a small sense of shame at her part in his turmoil. Even though
she knew, in her heart, that she had done nothing wrong, it didn't help ease
the guilt she felt about John and Bobby's relationship.

I think it was me; it must've been me,
I guess I did something wrong.
I tried too hard, wanted too much,
I guess that's why he's gone.
I lost my pride, I fought and cried.
I felt like a little kid.
What's wrong with me?
I still can't believe I did the things I did.

When she'd first met Bobby, it had seemed like all her dreams had come true.
Yes, it was true that, like her, he was a mutant, and that brought them together.
But Bobby was so much more than a mutant. He was everything she had ever
wanted in a guy, and she could tell all of it just from his warm smile and his
bright eyes.

I couldn't change him, he was gonna break my heart.
I saw it coming, yeah; I knew it from the start. But . . .

At first she was so busy worrying about Logan and Magneto coming after
her, she didn't notice John and heated looks he gave her. When she did notice
them, she felt uncomfortable — the other students might have thought John
had a crush on her, but she knew better.

When you love
When you love someone like that, when you give what you can't take back.
When you love
With all your heart and soul, it's so hard to let it go.
When you love someone like that.
Yeah, when you love someone like that.

She wished that she could claim she didn't know John was in love with
Bobby. If she could, she might not feel so guilty. But she'd be lying, and
she knew it. After all, she'd touched him, she had him in her mind, and she
knew how John felt. Maybe that's why it hurt her so much.

Girl it ain't right, it just ain't right.
Don't tell yourself that it was you.
You followed your heart; you gave it your best.
There's nothing more you can do.
Guys like him are like the wind, and you know it's just too bad.
They blow in and out again, and never know what they had.

In fact, looking back on it, she realized that she'd been trying for a long
time to find reasons to break up with Bobby. She knew he'd never cheat
on her, and certainly not with one of her best friends, but she just couldn't
help herself. She felt all of John's anger, his rage, and his heartache coming
out inside of her, looking for release, looking for some small ounce of regret
at what she and Bobby had done to him.

Girl, I can tell you, he'll do the same to someone else.
It ain't about you, so don't be so hard on yourself. `Cause . . .

That was the main reason she took the cure, though she'd never tell anyone.
She couldn't bear to face John, not on the battlefield, not after what she'd
done to him already.

When you love
When you love someone like that, when you give what you can't take back.
When you love
With all your heart and soul, it's so hard to let it go.
When you love someone like that.
Oh, when you love someone like that.

It had cut to the quick when she'd heard what had happened, that Bobby
had had to fight John, and when Storm told her how John had reacted when
she'd gone to see him at the hospital, it cut her even deeper. John — fiery,
passionate, rebellious John, who was as cold as Bobby's ice — she couldn't
believe it. It was so wrong, and yet she knew what had caused it, and how it
could be fixed. She just didn't know if she was strong enough to do it.

Oh we've all loved and lost, it's happened to us all.
I hear what you're saying, but I feel like the only one.
You might feel that way but you're not.
You're all right. You're okay.
You're gonna make it anyway.

Rogue forced herself out of her memories. After all, this was the present, and
dwelling on the past wouldn't do anyone any good, at least not now. Somehow
she had to find a way to fix the mess she had made; it was the only way any of
them would ever be at peace.

When you love someone like that,
When you love
With all your heart and soul, it's so hard to let it go.
When you love,
When you love someone like that, when you give what you can't take back.
When you love
With all your heart and soul, it's so hard to let it go.

Rogue squared her shoulders and started into the kitchen. Bobby might not
have been her boyfriend any more, but he was her friend, and maybe now
that Bobby wasn't between them, she and John could be friends, too. She
would like that. She had made Bobby drag his head out of his ass once to go
talk to John, and it looked like she'd have to do it again. If they want to be
stubborn, I'll show them what stubborn really means, she thought to herself
as Bobby looked up and met her eyes.

When you love someone like that.
When you love someone like that.
When you love someone like that.
When you love someone like that.
You're alright. You're okay.
When you love someone like that

His voice was soft and a little tearful when he said, "Rogue?" She tilted her
head, not sure why he seemed so upset. "Yeah, Bobby?" she asked, her own
voice just as quiet. "I think I screwed up," he told her, his bottom lip trembling
slightly. He looked off to the side. Rouge's smile softened, and her voice was
sad. "Yeah, honey, you sure did," she agreed, and sat down next to him. "But
it's not too late for us to make it right. So let's try before you lose your chance
to be happy." He nodded, his jaw clenching in determination. “Just tell me how,”
he told her. She pulled him closer to her, whispering in his ear the idea that was
forming in her mind. And, judging by the grin he gave her, Bobby thought it was
a good plan, too.



I'd Love to thank Forestwater for betaing this story for me, really much to the credit goes to her for how well this one has turned out. So be sure to send her some rave reviews to okay. Well thanks for reading and I hope you all liked it, and I own nothing okay, so no sue. Well it's been a blast, Bye.


Enter the security code shown below: