Gambit, Rogue (c) Marvel
art (c) me
Remy LeBeau is not a perfect person. He's always known it. He's neither a real hero nor a real bad guy. He doesn't know what, who he is really. He's a teacher for young mutants but the new leader of the Thieves Guild too. It's been a week from his new status. And he still has to get used to that... So, maybe a shower can help him to realize better who he is, what kind of man he is now. Taking off his shirt, his thoughts are suddenly interrupted by his doorbell. It's been just two days he's (again) missing from the JGS... Will he find the Wolverine behind his door?? He hopes he'll not...
- Logan, is it you, mon amì?? I'm sorry!! I knew I said-
Opening his door, he finds out that it is not Logan. "This is even worse" he's thinking.
Rogue is right there, in front of him.
- Can I come in?? Or am I interrupting anything??
- What are you...
Then he remembers he's shirtless.
- Je suis desolè!! I was going to take a shower, just this. So come in, come in!!
She gets in his apartment, avoiding his look. She doesn't look happy; she seems a bit tense.
- What can I do for you, Chere?? I'm sorry but I've got not so much drinks to offer...
- You died.
He looks at her, wordless. He doesn't see those words coming...
- You died. Right in front of me.
- Oui, I remember...
- You were joking as always, then a bullet was in your head.
- Yeah, well, I'm honest when I say that I don't like too much that memory...
- Shut up...
- I've got better moments in my life than that one you're talking about, you should kn-
- I SAID SHUT UP, REMY.
He notices she's called him "Remy". Usually, she does such a thing when she's serious. And when she's serious, it's better and safer doing what she says. Then, he shuts his mouth.
- Why... Why were you there?? What were you doing there??
- Sorry, Chere, I can't tell you more than what I told you just a week ago.
- I want answers.
- These are not your own business.
In a moment, she tries to hit him with some punch.
- ROGUE!! What are you doing, girl??
- NOT MY BUSINESS??
He tries shunning her punches. Then he decides to block her, holding tight her gloved hands, making her even angrier.
- HOW CAN YOU SAY THESE AREN'T MY OWN BUSINESS??
She's looking at him. Her eyes are furious, mad at him.
- You called ME. You told ME to help you. And NOW "THESE ARE NOT MY OWN BUSINESS"!?!? What's wrong with YOU??
- Chere, I thanked you... I thought we, you were okay with it.
- I'm NOT OKAY!! You acted like nothing happened!! YOU DIED!! And it seems you don't care about it!!
- I'm breathing!! I'm alive!! Why should I think about the fact I've been dead for just one minute??
- ... Why do you always have to be such an idiot??
Suddenly, her voice becomes low.
- Why do you suddenly have to be so selfish??
Selfish?? He did everything for her. He gave his best to her, but it was not enough...
- I'm not selfish, Rogue. I'm protecting you... Less you know, safer you'll be.
- Here we go again...
She stops trying to hit him but he's still holding her wrists.
- Like nothing's changed, non??
He grins, while Rogue has to fight to bring back her tears.
- Chere... I'm just a bit shocked by the fact that I died... But I'm really sorry because I died in front of you, while we were talking... It's not a thing a gentleman should do...
"... Dying in front of the love of his life", he thinks.
- It's not that...
- Then what??
- How... How could I be supposed to live in a world where you'd not exist??
He doesn't know what he should say. He haven't an answer for her question. So, he's going to do the only thing he's feeling the need to do. With his eyes, he searches for her look. Then, he kisses her. Like it's his most beautiful habit. Like he could always do this. In this moment, he's not thinking about her past with Magneto; he's not thinking about Joelle; he's not thinking about the Guild... He's just thinking of her, of her lips. How much did he missed her soft lips on his mouth?? They've always been his unique drug, she's always been his unique drug. The one and only. Then, he takes off her gloves, wanting to feel her, to feel her touch. He missed her. And, somehow he can feel that she missed him too. But, suddenly, she breaks their kiss, putting her bare hands on his chest.
- Remy, no... We should stop. We have to. We... It didn't work. It'll never work... We both know that... No matter our feelings...
- No I... Please, Remy, please... I should not have come here...
- But you've come here...
- Please... I don't want to hurt you...
- Your powers are in control from months, aren't they??
- It isn't what I'm talking about and you know that...
He looks at her.
- Marie... Kiss me.
- Please, Remy... Please... Let me go before we...
- We what??
- We'll be not able to stop all this...
- I'm right now not able to do such a thing, Chere... I can't let you go. I don't want to do such a thing right now; I just did it in the past. It had been useless...
He caresses her cheek.
- I haven't stopped... I've never stopped...
- Remy, please, don't say th-
But he kisses her again, interrupting her request, not wanting to listen to her while she's asking to not say that he still loves her. Then she can't resist any longer: she clings to him, like she's afraid his life could vanish again in front of her. And he holds her closer to him, to his body, afraid she could leave him again. They both know they'll never work. But their hearts, their bodies, don't want to listen to their minds. No matter what they do with their lives, they can't stop loving each other.
So, here we are
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to submit a new drawing before today. But you know, I have to study!! So, I hope you'll forgive me!! However, here we have a new Romy drawing
you know, I've in my mind so many possible SaiTema's works (even if they'll never be canon, considering the fact that Temari has become a Nara and that Sai married Ino in the last cap of Naruto) but I read new bad comments (where I can't answer because who wrote those comments made me unable to reply) on some old Romy-works of mine... Then, here my reply
more Romy for everyone!! I hope this special reply is good enough for every user who made me unable to reply at their bad comments!! You know, I still doesn't understand why some people do such a thing... By the way, this drawing is supposed to be a meeting between Gambit and Rogue after Gambit #17. This comic has been available in Italy just some months ago. So, when I read it I was surprised by Remy becoming the new leader of the Thieves Guild... However, I hope you'll like this drawing and the story I wrote for it
even if I did some mistakes... But, forgive me, I didn't draw anything from the last drawing I submitted here... And I'm sorry I haven't submitted anything for Christmas
but I hope you've had a nice Christmas
and tomorrow we will be in a new year... 2015... So, happy new year
hoping it'll be a good year for you all!!