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WOW, just wow... Its been years since I read a rogan fanfiction well written, mature, handled so well I stay up till 3 am because I cant stop reading until I finish. This is superb! It moved me, all Marie had to go through :( The end is not 100% happy but hopeful... I never thought Id like so much a rogan fic where they dont end up together XD. thanks for writting this! I will sure check the rest of your fics :)
Thank you! I love that you liked it enough to stay up until 3 reading it. Hope you weren't too tired the next day!
Sorry for my late reply (geez, where does the time go?). It's great to hear from you and congratulations on the birth of your little boy! I'm glad you're still around and whenever you get the chance to write again I, and others who have enjoyed your stories, will be thrilled. Take care.
Okay, so one of my favorite writers on this site, Artemis2050, just posted a new story after an almost two year absence. So it got me thinking again about all the other favorite writers of mine that I haven't heard from in a while. So this is me asking you to please come back soon. Very, very soon. I miss your writing. So until you do, I will reread your stories (which I have done countless times already) and hope to see another new story alert from you soon.
P.S. Damn it, please come back!
Author's Response: Ahh, thanks for thinking of me. I'm still around (sort of) but i've just had a little boy so don't have any free time to write at the moment. I'll be back eventually though - I'm sure I have more fics inside my brain yet to see the light of day!
This was a very good realistic ending. In no way did I want her to suffer or anything, but I like the fact that the two years since she's left have not been easy. I guess I would have felt that her feelings for Logan weren't real if it had been easy for her to move on. That being said, I'm happy that she's not bitter or a complete wreck. That she was relieved to hear about Logan and Jean, like it validated her decision to leave and not settle. But at the same time, she wasn't angry about it or habored any ill will against them. Now she really can move on and rebuild her life.
Also, I like how Logan and Jean are not vilified - it just is what it is and no one is to blame. And the ending was perfect, she's not completely whole but she's working on it, healing, and there is definitely hope.
So I have to admit that I normally skip the pure angst stories. I'm too much of a sap for a happy ending. But this was excellent and I couldn't help but like it and get sucked in. So now I have a huge request--can you talk your muse into writing another story really soon? And if you can persuade your muse to create a story with a happy ending, a certain sap would greatly appreciate it! ;)
Author's Response: I don't know how soon I'll get around to writing another story. They tend to sneak up on me when I'm least expecting them. But I'm definitely angst-ed out for now, so when I do, it'll be happier :o) (I normally skip the pure angst too. I'm a humour junkie *g*)
That ending is so true to these characters and this story, you did the best possible thing for them. (Pets poor, heart-shattering September.) Let's face it, if it had gone the other way, short of a miraculous Logan conversion or magic sexxing, there would have always been a shadow over there relationship. Rogue could never have been truly happy, wondering if he settled (or knowing that he had.) This way, she chose long term happiness, and to do the right thing - if you love someone, set them free. And now we need some masterful September foof to banish all the angst, pretty please?
Author's Response: At one point I did try and end this fic a different way (the shipper in me is die-hard. It put up a decent fight!) but it just didn't work. It made all of Logan's emotions kind of hollow, and I felt like was letting Rogue down. (Character guilt. It's a fine thing!) It was time for her to stand on her own two feet, I think. I like that. Less of an ending, more of a beginning. And now I'm rambling! Fab. - I'll see what I can do about the foof :oD
Very fitting epi, loved how you ended it, on one side it’s a beginning on the other it’s an ending, she's had to learn the hard way and although I don’t think she'll ever completely be free from it there's definitely hope for the future there. I loved Rogue’s journey throughout, very emotional and moving. This is going straight into my fav’s, the kind we Rogan lovers hate to love but still, we have to bow down to genius once in a while and this was stunningly written.
All hail September! *Bows* *Applauds* *sends happy bunnys* all whilst trying to put my heart back together and dry my eyes. Cruel, cruel woman - brilliant but cruel :)
Author's Response: Ah! Happy bunnies! I'd wondered where they'd got to... Thank you for your comments :o) I'm so glad you liked it, even though it's heavy on the angst!
Thank god for the image you shoved into my head with your author's note. I don't know how else I could bear reading this epilogue.
My heart was already broken - far from healed but still managing to beat here and there from the last chapter. And then, with a blunt edged knife, you stab it with the quick jab, jab of happy Logan, happy Jean, pregnant and living together so soon after Rogue left.
As much as I had accepted Rogue and Logan not being together, I wasn't emotionally prepared to accept Logan and Jean getting to live happily ever after. Yes, I know that he loved her and not Rogue, and yes, I know that he had tried to be that man for Rogue at the sacrifice of himself but I just could't get there as I read this. I don't want Logan happy without Rogue. And that just shows a flaw in my character, doesn't it? Because he does deserve to be happy. Jean too. Why couldn't she fall out of love with a good man and fall in love with another? It happens. To good people. And it did to her.
Thank you for your Rogue learning to moving on. As for me, I don't think I can and this story will haunt me for a long, long time.
Add a zillion more stars to the top of my review - you deserve to be decked in them. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I never know whether something comes across the way it's supposed to, so I love reading what other people thought of it. I think Logan got more of the happily ever after than Rogue in this fic. Rogue got the new hope, though. The 'maybe'. A new beginning. And that's right for her in this one, I think. I'd like to think that maybe in a few years when she's feeling a lot more secure in herself, that they could start trying to be friends again. - Also - glad you enjoyed the image of 80s mankini decked Logan :oD
You hurt my heart :(.
I told myself I wasn't gonna read this story, because you were up front about what it was gonna be and I'll be damned if there ain't enough of the unrequited kind in the real world that I sure as heck don't wanna read about it in the fanfic world too.
But gah. You did such a great job with this. Just . . . tragic and real and hurtful. I certainly don't regret reading it, and the way you ended it was completely appropriate and fitting, and seemed like it came from a very emotionally real place.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know you've got a new fan, and I look forward to reading your story 'More Than a Rogue'. It seems pretty legendary in this fandom, heh. Can't wait.
Author's Response: I'm sorry it hurt *guilt*. I'm glad that you don't regret reading it, though. And I love that you felt the ending was fitting - I was quite nervous about it, so thank you! Hope you enjoy More Than a Rogue as well :o)
Let me start off by saying thank you for a speedy update of an epilogue.
Tasteful...very tasteful indeed.
And that's quite literally because I could taste Rogue's feelings.
This was absolutely gut and heart wrenching. I definitely have to say that this was the type of thing you read, but stays on your mind long after you're done.
Note to self: don't read angsty fics...especially when filling out med school applications. (which by the way, filling out applications are a bitch...almost makes me wonder why I'm doing this)
But you've managed to draw me into your world and hook me onto Rogue.
Rogue's maturity makes me proud. Because in the end, (I'm going to still finish my application just as she gets over her feelings)...because it's not about proving it to the world, it's about proving it to yourself and knowing that you deserve better.
Although I'm disappointed in Jean and Logan, I'm glad that everyone was able to move on and heal.
Moving away from the angsty end, I'm happy that Rogue is away from the mansion, healing and growing into her own woman.
And in my honest opinion, I always believed Scott was too absorbed in Jean to be himself. I'm relieved that both he and Rogue are finally carving their identities.
Beyond that, it's like I said, this is the type of fic that stays on your mind long after you're done reading. I can't completely express my sentiments, but I'm feeling down in a good way. It's like watching Game of Thrones. Everyone knew Ned Stark was going to die, and you didn't want him to, but when he did, it ruined the rest of the week. I'm not saying you ruined my week, but this piece definitely hit all the right spots in making me feel in tune with all the characters. Plus, I am definitely pushed into a philosophical mode about the kinds of people we are.
Btw, the mankini definitely puts all sorts of images in my mind and gave me a good laugh after I was done reading.
Author's Response: Thank you :o) I'm very flattered that you said this was the kind of fic that stays on your mind long after reading. I kinda like the idea of that! Good luck with your med school apps.
I've never been into this couple... I only came upon it after reading other X-men ff and this was listed as someones fave fic and omg I've never regretted clicking on the link. Beautiful story and so well written. All the characters were so tangible and real. There is no real antagonist and the mess they are in is just a mess that is a culmination of things and not really anyone's "fault" per say. It was just lovely. I knew the ending was going to be bittersweet but after reading it I am still aghast and in awe. Of course the Sigur Ros -Hoppipolla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnAwPeqrdAk managed to play on my itunes as I read it and the combination with this ending brought me to tears. Thanks for this real and strong heroine you've created with rogue/marie. I hope you could continue with this characterization of Rogue. Her story and her POV was what drew me to this story.... just ahhh . Wonderful.
Author's Response: It was always going to be a bittersweet fic this one, but I was really nervous about how people would feel about it, and whether it would work. Especially the ending, so thank you so much for your comments! And I absolutely love Hoppipolla. I play it on the piano :o) It's gorgeous and it fits the emotions of the epilogue perfectly. You have awesome music taste!!
Thanks for the quick posting and a fitting end. It didn’t stray from the overall theme, no quick fixes, no promises of anything but hope for the future..and that’s good enough for me.
I have to say, I figured that Rogan was done, though I thought maybe a semi-friendship would restart years later, but..he was expecting a baby..that still smarted, it wasn’t full hurt, but..well, you didn’t pull any punches, did ya? :P So, good for him and I really have nothing else for Logan here, not b/c he’s hated, but b/c his time (or importance) in her life is done. Marie, on the other hand, I don’t think I’ve quite ever felt as protective of a Marie as I do here( in a non-tortured/captured fic setting), and I only want good things for her. I’m relieved the big news helped her to let go, like her, there was this miniscule part of me hoping for something more, and sometimes it truly is the hard truth that sets one free. I’m glad she found her calling, it’s a hard but fulfilling road and she has a great partner. Speaking of, Scott was a complete surprise, I was hoping for someone, thinking possibly Gambit but, I like Scott, he’s so decent and I totally see the healing and love they’d find with each other.
Thank you, I’m always pulled deeply into your stories, with this fic-a little more than I wanted lol, and appreciate you sharing your talent and time with us. So, dare I hope we’ll hear more from you in a not completely angsty way? I think your humorous fics are awesome and would be thrilled to read a new one..but your pure Rogan shippery goodness ones with a bit of angst, not much beats that, so maybe we'll get lucky and get both :P (never hurts to ask right? :) Thanks again.
Author's Response: There wasn't really any other way I could end this one. I tried... I actually have half a Rogan ending written... (but shhhh don't tell anyone! Mostly because it's crap!) but it really didn't work. They no longer fit together in this fic, and in a strange way I felt like I was letting Marie down. And as for Scott? Scott kinda wrote himself into the epilogue (even I wasn't planning it originally!) He stood up for Marie & looked after her throughout, and I like the idea that perhaps their friendship can stop being about getting over Logan/Jean, and maybe grow into something that's just about them. Plus, I love Scott. Heh. I think I like him more than Logan after writing this *lol*
Oh, I like it. I really do. You've wrapped this up so well. I appreciate the hopeful resolution. I was a little concerned throughout the story at how all the angst would resolve... or not. I can deal with angst, as long as the ending is happy. Too much sadness and crap in real life for me to enjoy it on the page as well. Thank you for such a satisfying but not sentimental ending. And now, bring on the mankini!
Author's Response: Thank you! Especially for saying it was a satisfying but not sentimental ending - that's made me very happy :o)
Aww, sweet ending. I always liked Scott, I could see this happening. I liked it... and Logan is a tool! I hope Jean goes Phoenix on him! lol
Author's Response: Haha! Jean goes Phoenix on everyone in the end. She always does *g*
Aw. That was a great epilogue. I was worried when it started out that Rogue would truly feel that the world began and ended with Logan, and I'm glad that wasn't the case. Even if it's just a hint of recovery, it is good to know that she sees the possibility. Hopefully she will learn that there are different kind of loves, and that different doesn't necessarily mean better or worse. And as for Logan and Jean...well, sigh. At least she picked a side, and hopefully he is happy. Which shows what a good job you did of both convincing me that he actually did love Jean (a hard sell, to say the least) and that he was really a good guy, because I actually did want him to be happy as well. Overall a masterful story, both evocative and heart-rending and bold, which is a hard combo!
You've handled this so beautifully.
I'm not surprised either - about Jean and Logan. Its good. Or, as good as it can get. Marie can now move on for good, because there's no way he can return to her now. I like how you've portrayed these "couples" - we can't hate any of them, we can only sympathize. Even with Logan.
As for Scott.. Well, I'm glad Marie and Scott found together. They're equally heartbroken and lonely. They're so alike.
Deep sigh. What can I say? You've nailed it once more.
Author's Response: Thank you :o) I'm so glad it came across ok!
Oh hell growing up sucks... being grown up sucks too... I wanna go back to kindergarten... great story though!
Had to wait a few minutes after getting punched in the eye by 'a moustached Logan bench pressing in a mankini to some 80s power music' can't read an angst story after that mental image - ROFLMAO
Author's Response: ... And after he's done with the bench pressing, he could do some lunges. Manly lunges, with a few tough guy shoulder rolls & neck cricks. Still in the mankini, of course. With Queen blasting out of the speakers. It has to be Queen. I want to break free, perhaps? Yeah... that goes well in my head *smirk*
Can I swear? Good, cause this was f@@@ing amazing (in a heart breaking, sad, emotional way!”) I think you absolutely NAILED this chapter, got over exactly what you wanted this fic to convey. Beautiful is a strange word to use but it was beautiful to read, the emotion in each action/reaction, the depth given by having her thoughts running alongside, leaving no room for blame with the reasoning behind the situation from both sides, full of pain and hurt throughout but only realised by either at the end. Again, amazing, I adored this chappie - it almost killed off the die hard Rogan romantic in me, almost! :) very well done, though feel free to find your happy bunny after you’re done with this one!!
Author's Response: Lol, swear as much as you want. I do! I'm so glad you felt this chapter came across as I planned it - thank you!! :o)rnrnI'll send out a search party for my humour bunny. Maybe try and write something that revives the die hard Rogan romantics I've trampled on with this fic *guilt*