Disclaimer: Do I have to do this
again? <sigh>Well alright since I need to! Rogue, Gambit
and Storm are Marvel's, if I own them, don't ask me how to
do with them! The other characters are mine.
Alright I decided to make my parts longer, for some reasons
that I can't tell. But this won't be boring. Let's get on
No Return, No Exchange
After some days living on the Rockefeller mansion, Rogue
got to know how is it living in a church. All quiet and gentle.
Sometimes she would hear classical music outside. She wouldn't
hear one awake after ten in the evening.
Then it was night again, Rogue had her own bedroom which
was very big enough for about three persons or more. This
is like just three times bigger than her room at the Xavier
Rogue gazed at the gold mirror across her, it was elegantly
carved and had an angel on it. Her bed was soft and comfortable
which is made with silk. Her curtains are made with organza
cloth and she had a small balcony just north.
It was midnight, Rogue can't sleep that time. There was something
in her mind which was bothering her all night, only she can't
determine what is it. There was something missing from her
'perfect' life. Rogue fixed her auburn hair following the
cold breeze, she tightened the strings of her silken robe.
She stood up from her bed as she approached the balcony.
If only she would fly up on the mansion's roof the way she
is doing before whenever she felt alone. Chris is all tucked
away and having a good rest after a hard day's work.
Rogue stared at the shimmering stars in the night. There
were billions, she never thought she would see a beautiful
view as that again. It made her want to reach the skies.
After thinking and staring she felt sleepy at last.
Remy opened his apartment door as he opened the dim lights.
Remy sighed from a tiring day, tomorrow he would work at the
He can't still forget his visit at Xavier's school. There
was something behind Storm's wide shock when he said about
working on the large company. Salem center was just blocks
away from the company. He is still thinking how to visit Rogue,
Storm didn't tell him when she's coming back from her vacation.
Remy grasped at the short scar at his face that he got from
Antarctica. He ignored it as he looked at his wristwatch.
It was midnight. He'll have to sleep early.
The encounter between Georgia and the big boss shook him
out. Still there was something about Georgia, like they already
knew years ago. She was so warm and friendly to him he doesn't
Remy knew he'll have to find out something in Georgia, it
better start tomorrow.
Before it's too late ...
Rogue was never been so happy so much in her life. Everyone
was enjoying the event and are giving her warm wishes. Rogue
felt she is the luckiest woman in the world.
Beside her was her parents in law, Mr. and Mrs. Rockefeller
they smiled at her with full pride.
Rogue fixed her white shimmering gown as she is finding for
There were thousands of people in happy expressions. Her
eye caught the tallest cake she ever saw. There were two small
figures which are her and Chris's replica. She have a mountain
of gifts from guests.
She can't find Chris, he have to be somewhere.
"Georgia, your husband is waiting for you in the stairway"
A woman she just met now told her.
Rogue ran to the stairway as she found her man of her dreams.
"Chris!" she called as she walked up the stairs.
There was nothing she wanted but to be with him.
But is he the one she wanted to spend her life with?
Is he the one she loved?
Rogue gasped when Chris turned back to her.
It wasn't Chris, it was James...
"No!" Rogue woke up forming sweat on her face and
all around her.
It was all ... a dream. Rogue sighed in relief. Everything
was just realistic, she thought it was really happening.
She heard nothing but silence and her echo, no one heard
her cry except for the creatures of the night. Her room was
just large no one in it would notice to hear her.
Rogue looked at her desk clock and found out it's nearly
morning. At last.
"Dieu!" Remy jolted up at the noise of his alarm
Remy sighed as he shut the clock down. It shook him out of
his wits, he thought it was a fire alarm.
"Dis alarm clock t'ing is a bad idea after all"
Remy muttered as he got up from his bed sheets.
Remy stretched up as he sit up from his bed and approached
his closet. He pulled up a pair of faded jeans.
De shirt damn where did I place dat? Remy pulled his
cabinet drawers and found an untouched white shirt.
I should get a laundry service again Remy sighed.
Remy found his black jacket and pulled out his new sunglasses
he bought just on the corner, he decided to bring a sando
shirt along since he knew it will be a tiring day, and went
on his way.
After a short walk he reached the large company. Behind it
is the factory.
"Homme dis is as large as de White house's place"
Remy realized as he entered the glass doors.
Remy found the electronic time card machine. He pulled out
his new laminated card as he inserted it in the machine. After
getting it back, he made through way the factory, greeting
some workers he cross. The factory has a huge place beside
it which is made especially for delivery trucks, it has ten
Remy suddenly paused when he saw a gray Mercedes Benz boarded
the side way of the office building.
The driver went out the car as he opened the car doors as
Georgia exit the car.
Her eyes caught Remy's again, she smiled and waved at him.
Remy gulped as he waved and beamed at her.
Remy turned to see a large guy in a sleeveless shirt.
"You t' new employee?" it asked sneeredly as it
Remy smiled freshly as he made his way to the door. "I
am, Mes Amis "
"Get in, the managers waitin' for ya" The guy's
voice reminded him of Sabretooth's.
"Tres bien ... Nice welcome" Remy walked
entering the front doors.
"I don't like french, boy" the guy growled a little.
Remy laughed a little. "Well get over it, I'll be workin'
here for a while"
The guy growled and had the intention to hit Remy.
"Ralph! is it the new guy!" someone called as it
distracted the guy.
Ralph's face changed and called back. "Yeah!" it
faced Remy in an evil glare.
Remy wasn't a mite scared as made his way in. It was a bit
hot in there, not much ventilation and place most focused
under the sun.
He saw a guy in mustache holding a clipboard. "James
"Yup, dat's me" Remy glanced around as he saw muscle-bound
workers and a lot of boxes and huge paper rolls and some trash.
No wonder de garbage truck missed dem Remy thought.
"I'm Mr. Hodgkins, the factory monitor, you work on
the delivery section as you've said, break time in the morning
is in nine a.m., fifteen minutes and lunch at twelve fifteen,
also fifteen minutes .... "
Remy didn't much listen, he didn't care of break times or
whatsoever, he just heard finally that five p.m. is their
"We have to clean this place up most suddenly, Mr. Rockefeller's
gonna inspect us." Mr. Hodgkins continued. "You
better work good and fast, you know how is it, these work's
tough and is no joke" Mr. Hodgkins faced a poster just
his side. "These are certain rules and regulations, follow
them and it's gonna be easy"
Remy nodded in reply as Mr. Hodgkins gave a firm and strict
look as it left.
Remy looked around his fellow co-workers as he smiled in
invitation, he still don't like the look of Ralph. Somehow
"The telephone you've dialed is not yet in service"
"What not in service?!" Rogue demanded on no one
but the phone as she dialed once again Storm's number she
just had in the address book.
Suddenly it rang after five trials. But no one is answering.
"No one must be home" Rogue sighed. She suddenly
heard a beep at the other line.
"You've reached the Xavier's institute, we're not home
now so kindly leave a message after the beep and we'll call
you back <BEEP!>"
"Um, hello, it's Rogue, too bad you're not home, well,
Ah can't talk now, Ah just wanna say Ah missed ya guys and
... " Rogue remembered to tell Storm the Mansion's number,
the number won't hurt anyway if she tell it.
Soon after she said it she heard a beep again. "Thank
you" it fell in a busy dial tone again. Rogue put down
the phone as she heard a knock on her door.
"Ms. Smith?" Paula, the secretary, poke in.
"Yes" Rogue fixed herself.
"Um, Mr. Rockefeller is due to an inspection session,
I understand he left for a meeting" Rogue nodded as Paula
continued. "He had told me to just let you inspect the
"The factory?" Rogue settled for a moment. It's
where James is workin' now. Rogue suddenly felt an undescribable
feeling that she can't understand. "All right, now?"
"Ah'll be theah" Rogue stretched up as she stood.
Paula smiled and nodded as she closed the door.
Stop it girl, Ah shouldn't be thinkin' of James, geez
what's wrong wit' me?
Remy easily carried a box filled with a stack of papers as
he made his way to the delivery truck.
"Hey dumb shell!"
Remy turned and saw Ralph again in a very angry glare. "I
just want to remind ya not ta mess wit' me!"
"Oh piss me off!" Remy ignored him as he boarded
the box in the truck and carried another.
Ralph grunted really hard, tightening his fist. "You
really got a problem!"
"Yeah who the chien are ya ta mess wit' me anyway"
Ralph gave a confused look but that made him enraged. "Why
"What's goin' on theah?" Georgia came in the scene.
Remy gulped. "Uh, Nothin' ... Ms. Smith"
"I - I better be goin'" Ralph shot a warning glare
at Remy before he left.
"Is Ralph botherin' ya James?" Georgia asked in
a worried look.
"Uh, no, not at all, he was ... just nothin' "Remy
Georgia just smiled back. She rolled her eyes as she eyed
him from head to foot. Remy remembered he changed into a sando
shirt for the hot temperature.
"Uh, be goin' now" Georgia gave a nervous smile
Remy stared at her until he stared in nothingness as he dropped
the box he was carrying.
"Ow!" the box landed at his feet.
Geez, m'be I gone too far watchin' her ...
Rogue was a bit embarrassed when she saw James. He just looked
too hot in that sando shirt.
Rogue just returned in her room, sighed.
"Guess, Ah hadn' change at all"
Then it was night. Rogue was having dinner with the Rockefeller
"I'm sorry I'm late for dinner" Chris looked so
exhausted from his meeting. "I have this business proposal
to a business man in Mexico, I might have a trip there"
Rogue put down her eating utensils as she asked "How
"I'm still planning it Georgia dear, it may take a week
or so" Chris answered as he ate their meal which is fish
in cranberry sauce. Rogue thought it's the most ... 'unpleasant'
food she ever ate.
"It's fantastic Chris, that would make larger businesses
from out there" Mr. Rockefeller responded as he waved
"I know father" Chris kind of grumbled when he
Rogue shut out in the whole supper time. She took a deep
breath as she scooped up the last part of the fish she had.
"Would you like some more Georgia?" Mrs. Rockefeller
"Oh, no thanks, Ah am stuffed, Ah would really like
it but really, Ah'm stuffed" Rogue grimaced as she gave
her most pleasing smile. Rogue stood up as she wiped her mouth.
"Georgia!" Mrs. Rockefeller called when Rogue is
on the stairs. Rogue looked back as she smiled sweetly again.
"Yes ... Mrs. Rockefeller?"
"Don't you worry about the fish Georgia, we'll have
that on thursday if you like"
Soon it was midnight again. Remy can't sleep again, it was
unusually steaming hot that night. He avoided Ralph much that
day, he didn't want to mess with him, he was afraid he would
lose control and would reveal his true identity.
Remy decided a stroll in the street would help.
The streets were quiet and cleared off, he walked far enough
to reach the Rockefeller mansion. he glanced at his wrist
watch to see it was one thirty in the morning.
The Mansion looked dark from now, looks like a haunted house.
Suddenly he saw an unusual figure crept in the mansion, the
guards are slept off the night. Remy stopped and observed
the figure, he followed it as it went in the back door, looks
around but missed Remy. Remy already knew the intention of
the man since he always did that before he was an X-Man. The
man pulled an instrument and quietly broke the window and
Rogue gasped in fright as she woke up from a window breaking
sound, her room was near the back door, she heard some footsteps
Rogue pulled her robe on the hanger as she took a deep breath,
she shouldn't be scared right now.
Rogue got her slippers as she walked silently on the marble
floor without a squeak.
She silently opened her door, having a small flashlight at
her hands. Rogue glanced around the dark aisle as she saw
everyone is asleep, she realized no one has noticed it except
It's mah job before ta save people before, Ah shouldn't
be scared, but why did Ah hav' this feelin' that somethin'
bad will happen?
"Mon Dieu! a rob out!" Remy ran fast as
he jumped high from the back gates as no one noticed him.
De alarms are off, dis is impossible!
Remy easily get through the guards, he was glad he was an
expert thief before. Somehow his skills will be applied to
what will happen now. Remy entered the window without a glass
as he silently made way in the mansion. He'll have to be cautious
in every move. He saw the figure walked to a room in his side.
The man didn't see him follow. Remy quietly looked at the
key hole as the room revealed the main master room of maybe
He saw the huge figure got an instrument from his coat again
and put out a certain painting that gave way to a safe deposit
Damn, even the alarm won't go off!
The man had knew the code in the lock very well as it opened
and made way to thousands of dollars. Before he could keep
it in his bag, Remy barged in the room.
Rogue was startled as she heard some beating noise at Chris's
"Oh God help me" Rogue slowly reached the ground
floor as she made way in the room.
"Mon Dieu! Ralph?!" Remy exclaimed in shock.
"You!" Remy can see Ralph has no weapon, something
tricky is planned.
"Get outta here James, this ain't your business!"
"No way, Mon Ami what are you doin' heah?"
"It's the Rockefeller's business, I didn't want to do
this, They made me!!"
Remy was shocked and didn't believe by his response until
they heard the door knob turning as Ralph without hesitation
broke out the glass window near him and got away without taking
Georgia opened the door wide and dropped her flash light.
Continued in Chapter
Oh mah gawd, to be continued again? Yeah,
to be continued, just be sure to be back here at Part five!
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