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"Having a Bad Day"
Mr. Sinister finds out about the family he never knew he had. But this isn't the Sinister we know: Think Sinister on drugs. A lot of drugs. (Warning: Some language, sexual references)
"If the Last Day Was Bad"
Sinister's home is invaded by women. (Warning: Some language, sexual references)
"Sinister, Live on Frasier"
Sinister seeks advice from a certain famous radio psychiatrist. (Warning: Some language, sexual references)
"A New Arrial"
The Essex/Darkholme clan adds a new member -- and it's not a new baby!
Gambit finally comes back, only to learn the real truth about Rogue's past -- and his own future.
Rogue writes her annual Christmas letter to Santa Claus and reflects on the changes in her life over the past year.
Sinister muses on everything from Women's Lib to parenthood to household visitors.
After losing Kes, Sinister spends years watching their daughter Rogue from afar.
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Unofficial sequel to 'Having A Bad Day'
by Rhona Louise Highet
This is one possible sequel
to "Having A Bad Day."
As soon as I come up with a better one, it will replace this
"Hi, I'm Nathaniel Essex. You might remember me for
losing to the X-Men every time I go up against them or for
being one of the most despised creatures on Earth after politicians
and lawyers or it might be the fact that I am the proud owner
of one Rogue. Yes, that's probably it. No-one ever remembers
me for my great contributions to the medical world, just that
brat I spawned. Talk about moody bitches. Four months pregnant
and I'm already getting "Do I look fat?" and "I
hate my body" and "I hate the entire male race".
She's also decided to move in with me and her mother because
the X-Men were smart enough to kick her out before the mood
swings happened. They said the only reason they didn't want
her on active duty was because of her pregnancy. She got mad
and stormed out. I went round to their place after she'd been
to my door and found them having a party. Sure, I stayed.
Who wouldn't? I mean it's not every day that Chuck decides
to open his wallet! Scott, who was very drunk (and by that
I mean he had one beer and was plastered) and started to talk
about the whole situation. I hate it when drunks start to
talk to you, you can never get away from them. Anyway he told
me everything about the Rogue situation and how I might have
had Magneto for a son-in-law except Joseph wasn't really Magneto.
Is this making any sense 'cause to me it isn't. So Remy got
to her first. Joseph's ego must have taken a right bashing
at that one. I also found out from him that Mystique had been
in contact with him after she found out about Rogue's pregnancy
and was going to be coming to Xavier's in a few days time.
The trip to Antarctica seemed to be a good idea considering
that I am the one who took Raven's precious sibling away.
Y'know how Homer Simpson feels about Marge's sisters well
that's how I feel about Kes' siblings. Raven hates my guts
and Falcon hates me for choosing Kes over her. They're identical
triplets and tend to be very close and I always get the blame
for breaking the three-some up. Wait that didn't sound right,
did it? Sorry, I'll get my mind out the gutter.
I left the party in the small hours of the morning. The party
was stopped by the police when someone complained about the
noise. I think every mutant on the face of the Earth was there.
I know all the X-Teams were there and I almost scored with
(should I list them? Yes, after all I'm just a man) Domino
but Cable sort of put an end to that one, Polaris but she
passed out in one of the bedrooms, Storm but she was sick
in the toilet most of the night, Moira but Rhane sort of dragged
her mother away from me. Ah, but Rhane kept giving me slight
glances. Who could blame her, my ugly Sinister form was gone,
I was back to Nathaniel Essex (well for a while at least because
my shape shifting power is about reliable as a Lada). I was
back to my beautiful form. A 6' 5", blond with more acting
skills, looks and balls than Leonardo DiCaprio! How can anyone
turn me down? If my mother was here I'd be sent to do something
horrible but she's been dead for over 100 years! Who else
did I almost score with? Oh, now I remember, Terry, Psylocke,
Marrow (how did that happen?) and some lovely little dark
haired woman who also seemed to know a lot about me. She seemed
familiar in a way and I found out who it was when I was about
to go home. Kes' idea of a joke. She's sort of a shape shifter
and turned herself into the kind of woman I had in mind at
the time (which just happened to Winona Ryder).
When we got home, Rogue was asleep so Kes and I had some
more drinks and watched 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' who
is better than Leno! He had some rubbish guests on including
Hank McCoy. Hank was doing the usual tour after discovering
the cure for the Legacy Virus (actually Moira and I did help
but Hank picked the short straw and got all the credit and
attention). Kes and I fell asleep in front of the TV. I had
a weird dream, it involved me as Doctor Geiger from 'Chicago
Hope' and Kes was Doctor Shutt and we were both sitting in
Shutt's office discussing the Spice Girls. I've got to stop
eating snack foods.
The next morning, I woke up to the smell of cooking and I
walked into the kitchen to find Rogue standing over the oven.
Now, for me breakfast consists of either a Pop Tart and OJ
or a proper fry up (you know bacon, eggs, sausages, tomato,
mushroom, etc. The stuff that gives your doctor a heart attack
and your Cardiologist a nice fat cheque at the end of the
day) and a cup of coffee. Rogue was making a whole lot of
'Southern foods'. My daughter tends to forget I'm a Brit and
don't like foreign foods. Alright, I admit I do like some
foreign foods but what Rogue cooked could not be classified
as food. Thank God she's not a chef. Kes is never polite.
She told her daughter that it didn't look edible and taught
Rogue to cook something proper (in Kes' case this meant all
the Italian dishes she could think of) and she even taught
Rogue how to make a salad. There was a knock at the door and
I answered it. A heavily pregnant Raven Darkholme stood there.
I shuddered, not because I hate her but she looked so, well,
eh, sexy. Oh boy. Anyway, Kes came out the kitchen and looked
at our guest. Her first question was "Who knocked you
up?" and Raven told us that Sabretooth had paid her a
visit one night. Just what we need, another Creed. So now
we have a pregnant Rogue and a pregnant Raven. I feel like
Al Bundy now. Somebody help me! I don't want to spend days?
Weeks? Try months with these women but Kes insists that Raven
stay with us. I would point out THIS IS MY HOUSE but nobody
would listen. I'm going back to my lab to have a long think!"
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