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Well done! I like the way you sneak up on the fact that Rogue has grown old. I'd consider removing any reference to the ending from the introduction, and let the piece speak for itself in impact alone, 'cause a short story with a punch-to-the-gut ending like this is powerful. The clue dilutes it.
The curse of his healing factor...his lovers age - and eventually die; he doesn't - and time stretches on unrelenting. In this beautiful story, he always comes back to her, even though the sight of him reminds her of her frailty. There are other good stories from his point of view on this sad fact of their existence.
F*ck that hurt!! But it was still eloquent. In the immortal, yet bewilderedly surprised words of one Captain Tightpants, "Huh!"
Author's Response: Yeah, I don't know why I wrote it either. It makes me too sad! I'd rather pretend it didn't exist.