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A poem written about Rogue and Gambit's relationship.

"Bobby, Rogue and the Vat of Hair Dye"
Bobby schemes over his most devious prank yet -- to make Rogue a blonde.

"What I Did on My Summer Vacation"
Emma assigns the class an essay on how they spent their summer vacation. Jubilee tries to figure out how to hide the truth without lying. Sequel to "Bobby, Rogue and the Vat of Hair Dye."

"Confusing the Issue"
Both Gambit and Joseph are used to having problems that keep them from finding true intimacy with Rogue. But what happens when the two men decide to collaborate?
Warning: Adult material, explicit sexual content

"A Loose Reputation"
What if Gambit's powers were as much a curse as a blessing? (Warning: Sexual situations)

"Sestina in G Minor"
Written for Tilman's Poetry Challenge, this is a poem written in sestina form about Gambit and Rogue's relationship, from Gambit's point of view.

elsewhere in Alykat's World:

"Chains, Planes and Strange Villains"
The X-Men are captured by the evil ... er ... Mr. Evil, and the team must decide who will be the villain's willing slave. Sillyfic. (Mature themes)
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"The Iceman's New Clothes"
When Bobby is caught peeping in on Rogue's shower, he finds the payback to be far more than he bargained for. Sillyfic.
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"Shoot Me"
When Bobby needs help, he seeks out his best friend in his own way. But can the prankster find a way to ask his friend for what he really needs?
(at (un)frozen and Stars & Garters)


Web site: Verona: Mercutio's Stories

SUMMARY: Rogue/Gambit poem, answer to Tilman's challenge to write a poem in
a form you've never used. Sestina style.
ARCHIVE: Please. As often as possible and wherever you like.

Thieves know nothing of love.
To save your heart, you must keep it secret,
wild, untamed, untrammeled, rogue.
If loneliness is torment,
then Gambit
has met that standard with honor.

To the X-Men I owe honor,
To my wife, I owe love.
But inside I'm only Gambit,
my inner self a secret,
my life a hell of torment
and my soul long since gone rogue.

To my family, dis t'ief's de rogue,
my wife's brother murdered, they think I have no honor;
a sinister massacre has left me in torment
with no hope of pity, no hope of love.
The cost to hide this burning secret?
To lose Remy and become only Gambit.

Who could ease this inner torment?
Who would give a damn for Gambit?
Who would dare to give me love?
It would take a daring woman, a thief of hearts,
a willing Rogue
to save my soul and save my honor
and never ask what I keep secret.

But by touching, you'll learn that secret
and I don't want you to share my torment.
I should tell you if I had any honor,
but I've risked it all on this gambit,
hoping you might want this thieving rogue --
Because all I have to give you is
my life, my heart and my love.

And then you kissed me, and found my secret
and it causes us both torment.
Your silence I must honor
while you loathe me, Gambit.
But, listen to me, my chere, Rogue,
you always have my love.

To take a chance is called a gambit.
To separate from the herd is going rogue.
To meld them both -- is it fate, or is it love?


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