Disclaimer: All characters except
Denise and Philippe are mine, others are Marvel's. The Lost
Creek is also mine.
Thanks to John Wade IV -- better known as Gumbo -- for some
words he translated in French, Cajun French that is. =) Enjoy
The First Mission - Part Five
Rogue shook Julien's hands with her gloved ones, Denise pulled
and pulled her blouse.
"Nice meetin' ya, we hav' t'go" Rogue smiled and
walked as fast as she can with Denise.
"What's wrong?" Rogue asked after they got out
of his way.
"I-It's him! T-The Leader of t' Assassins Guild!"
Oh mah Gawd ... Rogue panicked immediately, running
as fast as she can and pulling Denise, when there were no
one around in the small village, Rogue flew with Denise back
They landed on the road near the creek. Rogue apologized
over and over again. "Ah'm sorry Denise, Ah'm so sorry,
Ah didn't know!"
Denise didn't answer, she was pale like a ghost, she was
breathing deep and up, inhale and exhale.
Rogue's gonna be in big trouble ...
Remy rested on his favorite chair at the mansion. The mission
was over, Lapin's body was recovered safely. Since Julien
was not there, there were no much problem.
Remy watched the fireplace on his front as fire danced on
the logs. Belle in the mean time was resting with her father
on her room
It was peaceful that evening, it's quarter to six. Remy played
with his engagement ring as he always did. Remy pulled out
another ring in his pocket, it was a wedding ring, his ring
from Genevieve and his wedding.
Belle didn't know that of course, he wouldn't let her know.
But he always carried the ring in his pocket, sensing she
is with him through the time.
What he was doing was wrong, he knows that. He is going to
be married to BellaDonna but still he felt unsure.
I should forget Genevieve f'r a while, t'weddin's near,
I wouldn't let Belle down ...Remy told himself.
He was interrupted by a fast knock.
"Entre Dans" Remy sighed.
It was Tante, with panic-stricken eyes. "Denise is not
heah, Remy! She's nowhere to be seen!"
"What?!" Remy stood from his chair and immediately
proceeded to Denise's room. No one was there.
The room was a mess, the bed undone, toys and educational
Remy was very worried all the sudden, he forgotten he is
very tired, he sweat more then. Looking everywhere, he opened
Denise's bathroom door wishing she was there.
"Sh*t!" Remy ran out of the room and decided the
wisest place to search and ask will be in Belle's room, he
knocked on her door then.
It took a while, Remy knocked again, losing patience. Open
up ... open d'damn door! He chanted in his mind.
Marius opened it then and smiled at Remy.
Remy spoke before Marius did. "Is Denise theah?"
Remy saw Belle stood up from her bed. "What happened?"
"Denise is gone, Dieu I can't find her!"
Remy is nearly in tears, grasping his forehead.
"Oh my Lord ... " Belle gasped.
Rogue! I asked her to take care o'her!! What did dat Rogue
do?! Remy thought angrily.
Remy ran out of the scene and hopped off the stairs and found
his father on the main door.
"Remy ... " Jean-Luc said surprisingly.
"Hav' y'seen Denise?" Remy asked in panic.
"Well ... no"
"No ... " Remy ran out of the mansion as cool breeze
invited him out, it was dark, only small dim lights to guide
his way, she could be anywhere!
Searching every corner, he found some thieves hanging out.
"Sir Remy ... "
"Hav' y'seen Denise?" Remy repeated panting to
"No sir ..."
Remy was nearly hopeless until he saw two figures across
him, one small, one tall.
After waiting for a short while, Remy found it was Denise
with the new girl, Rogue.
Denise and Rogue stopped on the track. "Dad ... "
Denise was amazed to see him.
Remy ran to his daughter and squeezed her hands. "Where
"Wit' Rogue ... we went out an' ... "
"Why did you went out?" Remy asked Rogue, Rogue
gulped in fear.
She chattered. "Ah ... didn't know it was illegal ..."
"Dieu, dere are Assassins swarmin' outside t'creek,
if dey found Denise dey could hav' kidnapped y'both!!"
Remy shouted as his voice echoed through the creek, gaining
attention to crossing thieves.
"It was not her fault dad," Denise started. "Belle
let us out t' creek. Rogue didn't know!"
Remy brushed his bangs away by his right hand.
"Denise" Remy said calmly, controlling himself.
"Go to your room, now"
Denise immediately ran up to the mansion after his last word.
Rogue bit her lips and squeezed her hands into fists.
Remy turned to her with disappointment read in his eyes.
"Ah'm sorry, but Ah didn't really know," Rogue
Remy didn't speak for a moment. "It is not safe outside,
please, just make sure dis won't happen again..."
Rogue nodded fast. Remy heard footsteps, he turned and saw
"Belle," Belle stopped. "Is it true you allowed
dem out?" Remy asked.
"Yes ... "
"Belle! Y' know it was dangerous!" Remy held Belle's
Belle reasoned. "I ... I forgot ... I mean ... I know
Rogue could defend Denise ... "
Remy arched his eyebrows. "Rogue cain't, she's new an'
still ... unaware of d'Assassins actions!"
Rogue bowed down.
Belle nodded down. "I -- I'm sorry Remy ..."
"I be havin' a headache today, jis make sure dis won't
happen again!" Remy faced both women.
Belle nodded with Rogue and Remy proceeded back to the mansion,
his coat flying angrily and swiftly with the wind.
"I'm sorry Rogue ..." Belle touched Rogue's right
"It's okay, it's partly mah fault too" Rogue made
a grim look and caught her hair from blowing to her face from
the strong wind.
Rogue still remembered Julien, she was so scared she want
to lock herself up, even if she is very powerful, she doesn't
know him very well yet. Rogue decided she should apologize
to Denise later on, but she must not tell anybody of her encounter
"I hav' t'go, good naht" Rogue smiled faintly.
Belle did too with a worried look and nodded as they proceeded
back to their place.
Rogue walked farther out of the mansion. She turned back
and saw Denise above the balcony once again.
Denise gave a small smile.
Rogue smiled too and mouthed 'I'm sorry' to her.
Denise recognized it quickly and nodded.
Rogue waved good-bye and went back to her place.
It was midnight then, Rogue couldn't think right, Philippe
is on duty watching the gate and guarding. She was all alone
in the cottage. That's when she decided to take a walk.
Rogue took out her blue denim jacket and walked out. She
waved hello to all thieves she see. She can't stop thinking
about everything, her past, the present ... and the future.
She kept asking herself, what if Julien found out ... what
Rogue tried to convinced herself that she was already away
from him, as Denise is. Rogue thought about her mother ...
of Cody. She sometimes thought if going to New Orleans was
a big mistake.
Rogue prayed not, she sighed as she tied her hair, the wind
was stronger, but the more she endeavored it.
Rogue suddenly bumped on a man.
"Oh, sorry" Rogue looked up to the tall man and
found out it was Remy.
"Oh mah .... Ah'm sorry, Ah was clumsy, not looking
... um ... " Rogue took a step back ready to leave.
"Hey, it's okay" Remy placed his hand over her
Rogue went mute in nervousness.
"Uh ... Sir Remy" Rogue prayed she will be zapped
away but she decided to stay and apologize of the incident
again." Ah'm really sorry 'bout befoah, it was so stupid
o' me ... "
Remy smiled that had boiled up Rogue's blood. "Accidents
happen chere sometimes you make wrong mistakes, not
thinkin' o'what might happen"
Rogue looked away.
"Yeah, cain't settle mah mind ... Ah'm sorry Ah bumped
into ya, Ah must hav' disturbed you an ' ..."
"Hey, slow down Rogue" Remy laughed a bit. "I'm
not goin' ta bite you"
Rogue made a nervous laugh. "Ah thought ya will Sir
"Didn't I toldja ta call me Remy?"
Rogue faced Remy, with huge glittering eyes. "Oh yah
"Y' look good when y' tie your hair, y'do it often?"
"No" Rogue shrugged. "Ah'm doin' it when Ah
Remy laughed heartily. "I tie my hair often, does dat
mean I feel girlish?"
Rogue went beet red with embarrassment but she was glad Remy
changed the subject.
"Y' hav' nice eyes, inherited from your mother?"
"Uh ... Ah didn't know who's mah real parents,"
Rogue clasped both her gloved hands. "It's not that beautiful"
"I'm sorry, y'wont mind if I walk wit' you?"
Feeling stupid, Rogue blurted out. "Oh , sure, o'course,
Ah would be honored"
"Relax," Remy grinned at her, walking.
Rogue felt high ... or scared in his presence. She meant,
he was really good-looking, kind and everything. Rogue was
flattered by every word he said. Rogue can't stop staring
"Y' hav' a boyfriend?"
Rogue stammered. Did she heard right?
"Uh ... boyfriend?"
Remy shrugged. "Yeah, for a beauty like you y'should
Beauty, t'boy's a real charmer! Rogue thought for
a moment. "Well ... yeah, Ah had a boyfriend, but Ah
recognize him more as a best friend"
Remy raised an eyebrow, he was confused, Rogue can read it
in his eyes.
"Oh, never mind, Ah had a jerky life, the road's full
o'twists an' turns ..."
"Well mine too, add a cliff in it"
Rogue laughed this time with Remy.
Rogue stretched her arms. "Y' hav' an extravagant life
heah, but it must be hard handlin' this all"
"Y'said it chere our enemies are very violent"
Remy told her.
Rogue had goose bumps. "Violent?"
"Skilled holdin' swords, an' armed, ruthless, evil,
Rogue stayed silent.
"Denise liked you" Remy complemented, changing
the subject once again.
"Really?" Rogue had one of the purest smile she
gave. "Ah like her too, Ah think she's sweet"
"She enjoyed bein' wit' you,"
Rogue hoped Remy doesn't remember what happened that afternoon
when she nearly pulled Denise into trouble.
Or did she already did?
Remy sighed, "She looks so much like her mother ..."
"Your first wife?" Rogue immediately covered her
mouth after saying that. "Uh ... sorry"
"No, it be okay," Remy forced a smile. "I
wanted to forget but I guess I can't"
Rogue scolded herself after hearing that.
"Y'know chere what Genevieve did, was de bravest
t'ing, anyone could hav' done ..." Remy looked up in
the skies and took a breath.
"We both love to hav' a child, but we both know ...
she might die in t'birth of our baby" he told her. "T'doctor
tol' us, she can't sustain child birth"
Rogue looked at him sadly with concern.
"My dreams o'havin' a baby, a child, of my own ... died"
Remy sniffed a little. "I advised Genevieve, not to risk
her life ... an' abort t'baby"
Rogue felt his pain, she was sensitive to that things, especially
when she always cry on soppy romance films.
"W-What happened then? ..."
"Genevieve ... know dat I wanted t'be a father, dyin'
t'be one, she sacrificed herself by jis lettin' t'baby be
born, all dose nine months, felt so ... dead ..."
Rogue realized how hard it was for him, nine months to child
birth, and you already know that the mother might die in small
odds? Rogue had admired Genevieve for that.
"Den t'day came, t'baby's ta come out, dat's when I
heard t'breakin' news ... she's not goin' ta live ... Genevieve
uttered me her last words ... I couldn't forget it"
Rogue found he was crying, and found also that's how he loved
"She tol' me t' take care o' Denise, dat she'll always
be dere wit' me, wit' Denise"
Remy stopped his story and covered himself by his hair to
clean him up.
"Ah am ... sorry" Rogue felt his sadness, trying
to help in all she can. Rogue wanted to touch him for comfort
but she thought ... that could be wrong.
Remy shoved some of his hair back. And made a smile, and
nodded, his face reddening.
"Now I hav' Belle, she wants you very much to be her
maid o' honor, y'know dat?"
Rogue stiffed a smile. "Ah know, friendship pacts ..."
Remy exhaled a wisp of air "Tante is havin' a vacation
for de rest of de week, m'be y'can substitute her ... jis
take care of Denise"
Rogue turned on a serious look. "But Remy, Ah am a thief,
Ah should be fightin' along side wit' y'all"
"I know," Remy looked above the skies. " 'M
sorry I left you in d'mission, by t'next I promise you you'll
Rogue grinned. "Promise?"
"I never break a promise" Remy smiled handsomely
"Okay ... "
It is Monday the next day, Remy helped his daughter in school,
Denise was taking school in the city, in one of the most prestigious
schools in New Orleans. Denise is well watched and guarded
for her safety.
Remy asked Rogue to accompany her in school.
Not only hav' Ah been a baby sitter, Ah've been a bodyguard!
Oh well ... "Let's go sugah" Rogue picked up
her books as Denise smiled at her showing her pearly white
Rogue entered their car with Denise, Franz was to drive them.
When they reached the place, Rogue marveled over the huge
estate of the school. It is filled with parents and children.
"Hi Denise!!" three young girls greeted.
"I hav' t'go" Rogue was surprised when Denise embraced
"Bye sweetie" Rogue blew a kiss at her as Denise
ran with her friends.
"Wow Denise, is she your new momma?"
Rogue laughed by that comment. She didn't get to hear the
rest of their conversation. After Franz drove her home, there
was a mission immediately.
It is set in an old museum in New Orleans called New Orleans
International Museum, that displays all antiquities, they
are to steal an Egyptian scepter at 7:00 p.m.
As Remy promised, Rogue was there, Rogue felt excited, she
need not to be scared, it was just a lousy museum.
They prepared themselves that night, dressed in black. Rogue
decided to be in her old uniform from the Brotherhood, the
green and white suit with a hood. All thieves are dressed
in coats and well protected with gloves, as Rogue jokingly
said them M.I.C. "Men in coats" She hates coats.
Remy told her that Belle would fetch Denise from her school,
Rogue thought it's not going to be a good reunion.
It was midnight. They reached the place by mere walking.
The museum was large, Rogue awed, it's the first time she
saw a museum, it was mostly made of marble and statues are
all around it including a fountain on the main entrance, it
looks so precious and yet well secured.
They were already in, after breaking in the security door
safely and as silently as possible.
The thieves, all ten of them have special Laser Detectors
that detects laser securities, all are in the form of glasses.
"Mine's not workin'!" Her teammate Alfredo snarled.
Rogue felt she heard footsteps and she didn't think. She
was losing patience as the others tried to fix his.
So Rogue took footsteps. "Okay, then let's get that
scepter an' ..." Rogue took a huge step.
A rang of Alarm went ballistic and swarmed the place. The
Police was there.
Uh - oh ... this cain't be happenin' Rogue gulped.
"Y'all get t'the sceptor! Ah'll handle this" Rogue
told them all.
"What!" Remy gritted his teeth, "There are
many of 'em!"
"Ah can handle 'em sugah, Ah'm a mutant raht? A trained
villain" Rogue sighted the police and flew to their place
and she started beating them up, hitting their heads.
"Ok, to t'sceptor!" Remy called to the others as
they headed to a module according to their map.
"Here!" Remy ran and pointed to the east wing of
the museum, hitting lasers. They met the cops then.
The alarm went off then.
The cops took a brink of wondering. Then a figure punched
The cops turned and saw Rogue with a nasty smile.
"Freeze yaself!" With just kicks to their heads
they were knocked down.
A thief took a glass cutter as they found the sceptor.
"No time!" Rogue took her fist down the glass as
it made an ear shattering smash.
Rogue took the sceptor. "Let's go"
Remy sighed but they escaped quickly before the other cops
can get them. Remy will have a lot to teach her things about
In another dark mansion in New Orleans.
Julien waited, he played with his glass of red wine, he is
surrounded with Assassins guarding him in his room.
He took another sip. As a burly Assassin entered the room.
"Maitre, Candra is here" he announced.
"Well then, let her in" he signaled by a wave of
finger for the Assassins to leave his room.
As they did, a woman, with red spandex and a cape entered
the room, she has gold hair. Her eyes showed evil, she walked
to Julien as he stood up and kissed her hand for greeting.
"It is an honor ... Candra" Julien released her
red nail polished left hand as he waved his right hand to
the chair in front of him and signaled her to sit.
"Thank you ..." Candra smiled with her shiny bloody
red lips and sat.
Julien returned to his seat.
"Why have you called for me Julien, problems with the
Thieves Guild again?"
Julien poured wine in a new glass for Candra. "Maybe...
they have a new member"
"I know that, I sense her ... someone ... destructible"
Candra took her glass and drank from it.
"That's why I called for you, she is up to no good for
t'guild!" Julien smashed his glass, red blood escaped
out of his skin, yet he didn't care and licked it. "We
Julien remembered his encounter with the girl, he let her
go since he knows it's not the time.
"Yes, I have promised to come for your guild's aid in
times of need," Candra stood up.
Candra sneered. "Rogue is an easy one ... I can't wait"
Continued in Chapter
Entre Dans - Come in
Maitre - Master
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