The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive
Barely Legal Since 2000
I've been reading all your stories today and love them, especially the AU "how-they-met" ones. This one was great. You managed to make Marie vulnerable-yet-spunky, which I think is a hard note to hit. Thanks for writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading! I appreciate all your kind words.
Love this story as much as the first part, "Fighter." Glad you continued it. For some reason, this line made me laugh out loud:
What was it with this girl and pouring him drinks she didn’t intend to let him finish?
It's so dryly humorous, it's a wonderful line for Logan.
This was an amazing story...just haunting.
Wow. I almost feel like I need to think a little more before writing a review, which is really a compliment to the complexity of your story. I think the shift in Marie and ultimately in Logan was a very bold choice. I'm still thinking about it. Still kind of sad for Logan and Marie, but maybe like Wolverine thought I need some time to adjust to fall in love with these two new people who did find their happiness together. Overall, a great story, and I'm so glad to have read it!
AAAAAHHHHH!!!!! Sonuvabitch, how did I not notice that this story was incomplete and hadn't been updated for more than a year!? It is absolutely awesome, but you're killing me here. I hope you come back to it.
To celebrate your return to the site I am visiting some of your earlier stories, and I was shocked -- SHOCKED -- to see that I had never reviewed this one. It is one of my absolute favorites. You do such a great job with both characters, but even more strikingly you do such a wonderful, natural job of showing how a conversation between these two might really play out. It doesn't go cleanly from a to b, there are tangents and wanderings and misunderstandings, and so many small beautiful moments that are just fantastic. So anyway, thanks for this one...it's a gem.
This story is fantastic. Thanks so much!
This was really sweet. I liked the natural development of Marie's mutation, how it returned almost in stages. Nice work!
Aw, this was great! I really like your writing...it's succinct but powerful. And the story was just right...moving along at an interesting pace. Even characters that just got a few lines, like Xavier, seemed to be so fully-drawn. Now off to read your next...
Just ran across this story and it's so good -- poignant and real. Racing to read the next chapter...
Author's Response: I\'m sorry that I didn\'t reply earlier! I\'m glad you read it, how did you like the rest?
I'm so glad this story is being picked up again! Anxiously awaiting updates. Poor Gina. :-(
Wow, this is awesome! Keep going!
I'm loving this story so far, but this made me laugh out loud: "One-Eye running in flapping circles..." Just awesome. I don't know if you're still on this site anymore, but hope that you are and that you write more!
ACK! How did I get suckered in again to an unfinished story!? Damn, damn, damn.
I don't even know if you're still on this site, but this is a great story. All of yours are, I'm working my way through them. Thanks so much for posting it.
I love all your stuff, but this fic really stuck with me in particular. It's just so sweet and poignant. I came back to reread it and was surprised that it wasn't as long as I remembered -- the characters seemed so fleshed out and I hadn't realized you had done that with just not many lines of dialogue. And the somewhat naive ( maybe that's not the best descriptor but I can't think of another) Logan just tugs at my heartstrings.
Aw, this story was so sweet. I absolutely loved it.
Damn, do I love this story. This must be the twentieth time I've read it...any time I feel the need to be inspired by good writing, I come back to it. Shame on me for not reviewing it before. Sometimes I think stories just leave me awestruck and speechless, and this is one of them. It's so perfectly in character, and you capture that aspect of Logan that is cryptic and unreadable in a way no other author seems to manage, and for some reason that distance and mystery to his character is just inexpressibly sexy. Anyway, everything about this piece is perfect -- the moodiness, the characterizations, the hot-but-emotional smut. Great work.
So glad you're back! "The Bounty Hunter" is one of my all-time favorite stories. I held out on reading this one for the longest time because it drives me nuts to read incomplete stories, but I finally caved and read what you had so far. So excited to read from the beginning again knowing it might get completed!
Holy wow! This was such a great story! I know I had started reading it before and dropped off...couldn't remember why, and now I realize it's because I liked the early chapters so much I wanted it to be done before I read the whole thing. It was awesome. Great action, super hilarious, it just rocked all over. I really liked the way you treated the Logan-Marie reconciliation, I think it would have rung false if they had gotten back together right afterwards but the extended courtship/trust-rebuilding was perfect. And totally worth the payoff. Great writing. Hobbits do it better, indeed!
As you know, I absolutely adore this story, but as lyrical/haunting/entertaining/true as the characters and plot and angst and imagery and all the rest are, my absolute favorite part is:
His body suggests, 'Tree stump?'
I would give you a Pulitzer and Booker and Mark Twain Prize for that line alone. ;-) Thanks again for leading me to this site, and for sharing your talent with us!
Author's Response: Hahaha!!! Thank you very much. I appreciate that. Writing that line was a lot of fun, not to mention the happy daydreams that followed. >hugs< Happy Thanksgiving!
I realized I never reviewed this story, and I think the reason is I had too many things to say, and composed the review endlessly in my head, and never got around to writing it down. Sorry about that!
So, I owe you a review. I recently re-read this story start to finish, which is quite a time investment, but worth every minute. I'm kind of glad I didn't review the first time, because this story has definitely had a "sleeper effect" on me. I will admit that the seemingly callous attitude of Rogue had very strongly turned me off when I first started reading. I still cannot believe how wonderfully you manage such a masterful turnaround, making a character whose actions on the outside seem reckless and unfeeling and make it all so entirely sympathetic from her point of view. In that way I think this is one of the most skillful stories I've ever read.
I have never been a particular Remy fan, but this Remy is so wonderfully characterized you made me fall a little in love with him. Again, you keep the surface (the "chere," the referring-to-himself-in-the-third-person) that always seemed shallow and affected and then show so much more underneath.
I think it probably did take the six months or so between my first reading of this story and my current one to come to terms with the ending. Not in that I don't think it's immeasurably generous for them to come to that understanding, but of course my true Rogan heart is sad that Logan never gets that moment he imagined, where he is just holding Rogue and she smells only of him. Does he deserve it? Maybe not, and Remy certainly does not deserve to "lose." So either way, you've created a wonderfully nuanced and untenable situation, and I was never going to be fully happy with the outcome. But that's partly why I think this story is so great, in addition to being so well-written and well-plotted and well-characterized. It is, as you say messy, in a very realistic way.
Anyway, the upshot is that I think this is a fantastic story, and I hope you are still continuing with your more recent WIP on this site and haven't forgotten us!
I couldn't resist being your 400th review...and I wanted to let you know that I quite oddly dreamed of bookshelves last night, and they were rolling over to be petted, and I realized when I woke up that it was because of your story. :-D Congratulations again, my friend, on the completion of a beautiful work.
Author's Response: YYYYESS!!!! YES! >wild jumping and happy dancing, including a form of the robot that should never, ever, ever be seen< Didn\'t want to seem like the heifer keeping one eye on the review count...even though I\'ve been keeping one eye on the review count....Anyway, thank you so much!!! You\'ve made my day! >hugs<
Okay, here is how ridiculously invested I am in this story. Earlier this evening, I was thinking, "Damn, it's been awhile since I saw an update, I wonder when one will come?" Then later I checked and saw an update, and simultaneously thought "Yay!" and "Shit! -- if this is the last chapter I won't be able to enjoy it, knowing it's ending." Then I saw that you had not checked "Story Complete" and briefly rejoiced, and then I read the author's notes and had to decide how brief your brief epilogue was likely to be and if that could stop me from cursing at the scroll bar as it reached the end of this chapter. So, that's the little rollercoaster I went on. :-)
As for the chapter itself, I loved it and will need to read it a few times more. As much as I want shiny-happy-rainbow-smut for these two, I'm glad you went in the more believable direction. But, we still better get some good smut. Like, seriously.
So far this is my favorite line:
Rooms seemed disturbing and off, like a supermarket after hours, like a doze that any moment will end with a sudden fall and the sleeper jolting into unhappy consciousness
Author's Response: Ha! That is stupendously gratifying (have I ever mentioned how insanely jealous I am of your talent for swift updates? I hate you in a very adoring way). Am currently teetering back and forth on the issue of an epilogue, cannot entirely promise one now. Thank you, for this, for giving me such a tremendous start to my day--so much that I almost forgot it was a Monday--and for general amazingness. >hugs<
Here's a weird kind of compliment, because of you I will only read stories marked as completed now. It's killing me to get so into a story and characters and have to wait, even though you are awesome about updating! My heart dropped when you said only a few more chapters...um, no. I don't want this one to end. I think you've got at least 10 more chapters to go, right? right? ::crickets::
Anyway, in honor of the update I went back and read the story from the beginning again, and it is truly awesome. I am not a visual person at all, and yet your stories are so lushly descriptive I see not only the images, but the emotions, so clearly when I read. I don't know how you manage to make individual moments so rich with detail but still keep the plot moving at such a pace. You just give us these elegant little faceted gems of moments that are so dazzling we don't need a lot of transition between them. It's truly an amazing skill.
In other news, I love Protective!Logan, but am interested to see if Marie gets back a little of the core of strength you know she had to scrape by in her pre-Logan world. I know you want to get her to legality too, but don't skip past too much -- I want to hear everything!
Author's Response: Its so amazing to hear anyone say those things. There\'s gotta be some kind of medicene to bring down my head\'s swelling. Tylanol, maybe? Something stronger? Thank you uber much. And I\'ll keep the last bit in mind.