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This fic is partially inspired by a song named 'Listen to
your heart' by Roxette, same title, and it's one of my favorite
songs by Roxette, I figured it out that it fits well to my
fic. If you know the lyrics for the song, you'll see that
it is. Down here is the chorus of the said song. I would stop
for now, enjoy the whole fic!
No Return, No Exchange
Part 9: Listen to Your Heart
Listen to your heart,
When he's calling for you,
Listen to your heart
There's nothing else you can do,
I don't know where you're going,
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart,
Before you tell him good-bye ...
-Listen to to your heart by Roxette
Rogue didn't sleep the night when every thing seems to crumble.
All Rogue did was think, despair and fall apart, even if she
tried to calm herself in the Danger room, or taking a walk
around the whole Xavier estate whole night, she can't stop
thinking about Remy.
Logan had accompanied her in the mansion grounds through
the night, he had been used in being 'part of the living'
"Why did ya do it?"
Rogue looked at him questionably. "P-Pardon me?"
"That classy manners of yours are gettin' to my nerves,
I said, why did ya do it?"
"Leave Remy cryin' out for ya, I always thought he would
be a great soap opera actor" Logan chuckled huskily.
"Not funny ... 'twas his fault" Rogue kicked a
pebble at the position stubbornly.
"His fault? have ya ever thought it might be yours?"
Logan said a matter of factly.
"Bull, no!" Rogue defended. "Well ... Ah mean
"Ya're just ta stubborn t' be true, y'won't admit sometimes
that it's your fault, ya blame someone unaffiliated to a sin,
when sometimes it was yours" Logan explained, wishing
she would be convinced.
"See, it's just showin'"
Rogue stood up and stared at Logan in anger. "Ah knew
ya're not in mah side, cause ya don't understand!"
"I always hear ya say that, Lord, ya've said that a
thousand times, what difference does it make Rogue?"
"The difference is, no one had ever understand me, what
Ah feel, what Ah think, what's going on! no one did since
Ah left here!"
Remy had been t' only one who did ... A voice in Rogue's
mind told her.
Logan didn't utter a word.
"Gawd, everyone seems ta be against me, an' Ah thought
ya would help me!"
"I Am, Rogue"
Rogue doesn't want to be overcome with words she can't accept,
even if she knew it was right.
Rogue stomped out of the grounds leaving Logan.
"Hmp ... Women" Logan sighed.
Remy threw the last shirt he had in his closet and stuffed
it in his sports bag. Remy rubbed his forehead to take off
sweat. Remy glanced at the clock, it was three o'clock. He
had wondered if Rogue was thinking of him.
"If only I could tell Rogue ev'rythin', God I want her
back" Remy finally confessed to himself. "I just
want her back ... "
Remy wished Rogue would hear him now, but the only sound
he hears was silence, and he can't bear it. Remy zipped his
The only thing he wants is to go back to the past, fix things
right and return to Rogue. But it's just a fool's wish, and
a man like him won't be free of his sins and memories of his
Remy wished the morning wouldn't come.
Rogue woke up in the morning, she was surprised, she slept
Rogue got up weakly and was amazed to see herself on her
After the argument she had with Logan, she remembered she
lay on the sofa in the living room and slept. What was she
doing on her room?
Unless if Ah happened ta sleepwalk. Rogue glanced
at her clock in a design of a bear. "God, it's one o'clock
already?" Rogue groaned but she shouldn't be surprised,
she always sleep fourteen hours or more in her X-Men days.
Rogue stood up from her bed, she took a shower for a moment
and dressed up as she opened her door out. It was kind of
unusual seeing the mansion at that time, it's been years she
hadn't felt this.
Guess Ah'll need a snack Rogue approached the kitchen,
no one was there, she looked at the refrigerator to see if
the others had left. There was no note.
Rogue glanced at the table, there was something covered.
Ah, so they haven't forgot me Rogue went to get her
plates and other utensils then she is ready to open the meal.
Before Rogue could open heard voices outside the room. Rogue
leaned her chair and saw Storm, with Remy.
What's he doin' heah? That did it, Rogue wasn't feeling
much good again.
He shouldn' see me, Ah don' want ta fight again
Three hours passed ...
Remy and Storm were outside the mansion, talking things up,
Remy still want to find the right moment to say the words
"So, are you finally staying here?" Ororo asked.
"Uh ... well ... "
Remy really wanted to, but he knew it just can't be.
"W-Well, Stormy, actually, dat's why I come here ...
"Is what Remy?"
"Uh ... I'm leavin'"
"I'm leavin'" Remy turned on a firm look.
"Leaving? what .. for a few days or ... "
"Forever, accordin' ta what destiny tells me o'course"
"What?! But Remy ... "
"I can't stay 'ro, look, I love it heah an' everythin'
... but dis is one place I don' belong" Remy squeezed
Storm turned on a sad look. "Remy we don't want you
gone ... not again"
"Me too, but I really have to"
"But ... now?"
"Now, dat's why y'saw me wit' a bag, I checked out de
apartment already ... an' I hav' a flight ta Paris by seven
at de Westchester International Airport, flight 906"
"You didn't tell me!"
"I kept it as a secret, I pooled off my money from my
salaries, an' some others," Remy paused to take a deep
breath. "So dis is my good-bye"
"Are you going to see Rogue?"
"Nah ... m'be, if she wants me ta, she wouldn' care,
she don' love me any more"
"How should you know? I know Rogue still does"
"Now you don' say dat Stormy, y'can't see what's in
people's hearts, but only demselves," Remy explained.
Storm knew it was true. But she wanted to deny it.
Remy whistled. "Look at de sky, it be dark, I have t'go
any minute to get on d' airport early"
"Why do you have to go too soon Remy?" Storm interrupted.
Remy sighed. He knew it, Storm wouldn't take it.
"'ro, not all of us must stay to their present lives,
sometimes, we hav' t'move on,"
"But it's just isn't fair"
Remy chuckled. "I always wish Rogue would say all dose
t'ings you're sayin', feels like heaven if she did"
Storm stopped for now.
"I still need to see Rogue, for the final time"
Remy approached Rogue's room, he could hear music from her
stereo. Her door was open.
"Rogue -- "
Rogue expected him, she ignored him by facing the window
across her bed.
"I don' expect ya t'talk to me anyway, but whatever
y't'ink o' me, of what I did, it's all a lie"
Rogue nudged a little.
"Well, I'm leavin' right now, I hav' ta say it's gonna
be real hard, especially when y'won't even say good-bye, as
I've said before, not havin' you in my life ... is hard."
Remy doesn't care if he looked like a man talking to a still
statue, he just want to express what he feels, for the girl
he loves so much.
Remy sighed. "It's time for me t'go Rogue, hope y'could
Rogue brushed her hair down but she won't face Remy still.
"I love ya Rogue" It was hard for Remy to leave
her room, finally leaving her, the only person that lit up
his dark and messy life.
Remy passed Storm again.
"Guess dis is good-bye" Remy embraced Storm for
the last time. "I be writin' ta ya"
"And visit us"
"I won't forget" Remy assured, he got up his bags
on his way out. And left the mansion.
Even if he's far from the mansion, Remy swears he heard Rogue
Rogue was ...
Gawd he's gone ... he's finally gone Rogue felt a
sharp pang in her heart.
"No, not finally" Remy is the only love she've
got, the only person who could really comfort her in times
of needs, she remembered the past, he used to calm her when
she was blind, he showed her the light.
She thought she had no hope for love anymore, to know it
better. It was Remy who showed her what it is, even behind
touching. She always thought he have magic.
"Why do ya hav' ta be messed up like this anyway?"
Rogue asked him. Even though there's no one with her.
"It was Remy who've placed you in your bed on the morning."
Someone interrupted her thoughts.
It was Storm. Rogue was silent for a while then she winced.
"Guess y'must hav' hated me for Remy's leavin'"
Storm shook her head. "No, I just hope we could talk"
"Sure, just about who is this about?" Rogue sniffed
and turned a small smile.
Rogue's eyes enlarged. "Me?"
"Yes ... I know what's going on with you, from the look
and tears of your eyes, from your smile." Storm said.
Rogue wiped her tears off immediately.
"You don't want him to go right?"
Rogue didn't answer, but when she glanced over the window,
she saw Remy walking out.
"Does it hurt to see him go Rogue?"
Rogue, after a while of thinking, gave away. She nodded.
"Then why did you let him go?"
Rogue shook her head, " Ah can't fight it, Ah'm confused,
to who to listen to, Ah don' know"
"Rogue" Storm said gently. "I've been through
this a long time, and only I did was listen to my heart"
"Wha?" Rogue asked.
"Rogue, listen to your heart, no matter what cost, it
will foretell your destiny" Storm smiled at Rogue and
decided to go.
Rogue thought of what she said.
You still love him, you know that but you won't care A
voice told her.
"No, Ah don' after all he've done"
Why won't you listen to your heart, why do you keep on
listening to your consciences they won't give you what your
"Shut up!!!" Rogue covered her ears. Even if she
can't hear anything.
What did he did to you? All the things he did was for
love, he all did it for you, where is the love? And he gave
you comfort and love that no one did. He didn't do it by force,
he did it cause he loves you, like you do!
"N-No ... he didn't, he used me, he just used me, he
needed me so his sins could be forgotten, Ah'm just a pain
reliever for him!" Rogue cried.
That's when you're wrong, he never used you, he needed
you because he needed someone to love, and one who could give
him one. He needs you because he loves you.
Rogue was having a hard time, her conscience and her heart
What is the one that your heart desires, what has been
in your dreams, what have been you lingering for, isn't it
magic when he was still there? Isn't Remy all your heart desires,
all you've been imagining of, all you've thought of. Why did
you cry when he left?
"Yes! but ... " Rogue paused . "But ... "
She found nothing to add with. To contradict with.
Listen to your heart Rogue! What does it say? Listen to
After a long time battling with her conscience, Rogue found
Rogue went out her room with a jacket, she heard strong thunders,
and saw Storm reading a magazine.
"Storm, where's Remy now?"
Storm was quite surprised. "He's on the Westchester
International airport, leaving for Paris ... at seven"
Rogue stared at the clock on the living room. "Oh dammit!
it's six thirty!"
Rogue didn't waste any time, she went out the mansion, until
the rain poured down immediately.
"Rogue!" Storm called, Rogue paused to turn. Storm
offered a jacket with some dollar bills. "You'll be needing
this" Storm continued.
Rogue accepted it gratefully, "Thanks Storm"
"I know this will happen," Storm smiled. Thank
goddess she thought with her reply. "Remy's on flight
906, you wouldn't miss it"
Rogue gave a short embrace of thanks to Storm, then went
on her way.
Rogue left the mansion in a flash. She would get fast in
the airport by a taxi cab.
Rogue ran to downtown, she looked for a cab, east and west
of her. Ah gotta find one fast
Luckily, fast enough, she found an unoccupied cab just in
time. Rogue waved quite frantically, and it caught its attention.
"Where to ma'am?" The driver asked after Rogue
entered and closed the back doors of the cab.
"Uh ... Westchester International Airport, do ya t'ink
y'can get me there in fifteen minutes" Rogue asked.
"I'll do my best ma'am," the cab driver stared
on Rogue suddenly. "Aren't you t'billio--"
"Yeah Ah know! Just please please go to t'airport fast!"
"Right away ma'am" The car screeched as it zoomed
Rogue got carried away by the speed for a while, but she
was thinking of something else more important.
"Don't worry, the police won't catch us, they're out
on duty usually on this time in this place"
Rogue just nodded.
After twist and turns, they were near the airport. But just
Rogue's luck, a heavy traffic invited them to the airport.
"Damn, uh, here, keep t' change," Rogue produced
a five dollar bill from her pocket and left the cab without
hesitation. Rogue thanked the driver before slamming close
She doesn't want to know what time it is. She decided to
ran, she don't care if she pushed some people around.
She just want Remy back with her. It was raining hard that
she can't fly, since she wouldn't see anything and she's all
She got hopeless.
The rain became stronger and she can't see the environment
clearly, all she hears was the loud rain fall and honking
of the cars in the traffic. It was almost dark if not for
the car lights
It's no use, this is all mah fault! Rogue despaired.
In fifteen minutes I'll be off to Paris That's all
what Remy could think off.
Remy sighed, he'll miss a lot. He was not sure he could do
it, but he would.
Unless a miracle would happen to him, nah, he wouldn't think
Ah shouldn't despair! Ah still have time an' hope! Ah
just hav' ta ran and ran.
Rogue panted, but she can see it appearing larger from her
eyes, the Westchester International Airport, it was bright
"Hang on Remy, please don't go, not yet, not yet"
Rogue chanted as she ran with more speed.
Remy was reading a magazine in the lobby when he was interrupted.
"Last call to passengers to flight 906 to Paris please
board gate 6 now "
Dat fast? Remy sighed and kept his magazine. He glanced
at the plane times indicated in a television, right, flight
906 was blinking from the tv screen. Remy can't ignore the
feeling that something is pulling his way from going.
"Don't go, don't go" Rogue grunted for more effort.
She was there already, she was glad, She pushed the doors
to the entrance of the airport, she was all wet, she didn't
mind, the jacket was placing some weights on her. Rogue saw
a clock nearby and it said.
Six fifty five.
Rogue spotted immediately an information receptionist.
"'scuse me ma'am, but when is flight 906 leaving?"
"Right now, ma'am" The lady stared at her again
Rogue was a bit angered. "Where can it be found?"
"Gate 6, just go straight then left, you won't miss
it" The lady said numbly.
"Yeah thanks" Rogue leaped up and ran on her way.
"Across an' left, Ah've gotta catch up please don't
go yet," Rogue gritted her teeth, she didn't care with
the attention she's getting.
She is hoping to hear last calls page on her way, but she
didn't, means ... the plane will leave in any minute.
Rogue finally spotted gate 6, Rogue decided to ask an employee
she spotted. "Sir, where is flight 906 boardin'?"
"It's leaving, see that plane" The employee pointed
through the glass pane of the airport, he was right, it was
set to take off. The doors were closing.
Rogue made a deep curse to her heart, and punished herself
in despair, she was too late.
"Wait!" Remy called as he wave through the man
who's closing the plane door, he was late, but luckily he
caught up. The man stopped closing the door as Remy started
to go up.
Rogue glanced at the glass again and saw a man waving to
the man closing the door. The man climbing up caught Rogue's
eyes. She can't believe it but it was him.
Rogue ran again on way to the plane, she would have broken
the glass to get out and fly but that is a very stupid idea.
Just when she is going there, two men stopped her. "Ma'am
your ticket please"
Oh no! "Please Ah just have ta catch somebody"
"If you would enter ma'am, you need to have a ticket"
the man said sternly.
Rogue saw Remy going up. She'll have to catch him.
"Please, Ah swear ta God, Ah just hav' ta get somebody,
Ah'm not lyin'" Rogue begged in tears.
Same look from the men, they begin to stare her as if she's
someone very familiar.
But they refused.
Rogue without warning pushed in the way as she knocked the
two men down by her strength, she ran through the tunnel to
outside and went out to see Remy entering the plane door.
Remy paused, he turned to see a woman, all drenched with
It was Rogue.
Rogue ran fast to Remy as he went down the plane stairs.
"Remy" Rogue gasped for air and faced Remy. "Please
don't go, Ah couldn't let ya go, Ah was so stupid, Ah was
wrong ... Ah need ya"
Remy smiled at Rogue. The miracle had happened.
"Ah love you"
With that Rogue collapsed to Remy's awaiting arms as Remy
closed them and decided not to go.
He got his wish, he got her back, all he wanted to experience
is Rogue's warm squeeze, Remy brushed her hair with his hands.
And nothing matters, except the two of them.
"I love you too... chere"
Before the authorities could catch Rogue, she disappeared
Three months had passed. It was December recently, December
the first. Rogue was fixing the table for dinner for all the
X-Men all by herself. The Television was left on.
Rogue wiped sweat off her forehead, She returned to the kitchen
to prepare the lobsters she had boiled.
"Christopher Rockefeller had announced his engagement
to a woman named Catherine Schwanderf, a model, whom he had
reported he met in a party. His affair before with a woman,
who was rumored to be a mutant called Georgia Smith had been
broken when she suddenly disappeared." A newscaster announced
in the TV.
Rogue made a long sigh but she smiled, she was happy for
Chris now, after she turned off the stove, she decided to
watch the news for a moment.
Rogue fell on the sofa as she saw Chris with a lovely woman
with his arms on an exclusive interview
"Actually, me and Catherine will be married for the
next year, It's going to be something." Chris smiled.
"Mr. Rockefeller" The Interviewer replied. "I'm
sure this would be of no offense, what happened to your relationship
with Ms. Smith?"
"Well" Chris thought for a moment. "I haven't
heard of her ever since"
Rogue made an uneasy look , she didn't notice heavy steps
had went down the stairs. Two hands had enveloped Rogue immediately.
Rogue was startled that she escaped fast from the stranger's
arms. It was Remy, Rogue sighed in relief.
"What're ya doin' scarin' mah head off?!" Rogue
made a nervous laugh.
"Nothin' just saw ya in a middle of a serious situation,
so I decided t'cool y'off. Y'must remember we two are alone
in dis big house" Remy sat on the sofa and took attention
on the Television.
"Dat Chris had his new girl finally huh?"
Rogue grinned "Yeah, Ah'm happy for t'both of 'em, Ah'm
glad Chris made his life wit'out me"
"No" Remy pulled Rogue on the sofa and enveloped
her with his arms. "The real question is, what would
happen to me if y'hadn't left 'im, or if he can't live his
life wit'out you, I'm happy for t'both of us"
Rogue felt comfort in his arms. "Me too ... Hell, why
do ya always hav' ta save me in mah times of need Remy LeBeau?"
Remy whispered to Rogue "'Cause I love you, dat's what's
love's all about, an' you're it. it be destiny"
Rogue smiled to herself. Destiny it is.
A knock on the door interrupted their moment.
"Ah'll get it" Rogue yawned after standing as she
walk to the door, opened it, to approach the main gate. Must
It wasn't the X-Men, it was a young mailman.
"Mail miss," The mailman delivered three mails,
and a little box. Surprisingly, the box was for her.
"Yeah thanks" After Rogue signed in, she returned
to the mansion fast, excited for the box.
After slamming the door close, Rogue entered the living room
and slumped on the sofa with Remy.
"Who gave dat?" he asked suspiciously.
"Relax Remy," Rogue put down the three enveloped
mails. And start opening the box.
Inside it was another box, with navy blue coloring, when
she opened it, there was a ring, seated on the box, Rogue
flashback her mind and she remembered it was the ring she
left on the hospital bed of Chris, three months ago, then
a letter. It's obvious Remy is jealous.
"Read it, read it" Remy chanted.
"Alraht! Alraht!" Rogue opened the letter.
This is something to remember me by, thank you for everything
you had done for me, you had changed my life, I'll pray and
I'll hope you are all right there. Thanks.
Rogue was touched by the words, Remy's smirk disappeared.
"It's a nice ring" Remy nodded. "Hell I can
buy a ring more precious dan dat one, let's get dinner!"
Remy ran to the kitchen.
Rogue still held the ring on her hands. And thanked it softly
to be part of her decision.
She was fully sure this time, she made the right decision
for her life, she learned to listen to her heart.
And it's no more return, nor exchange.
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