[ New Stuff ] by Barbara
Chapter Three: Unexpected Conspiracy
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She walked along the side walk , going to the middle of the town , hoping to find some cute guy at the mall's cinema. Once she got there it was already dark, although she didn't like going her way home alone and in the darkness she didn't care to much, since she lived in New York and since her parents got divorced she was used to travel alone at night to avoid her mother as much as possible. But any way she could get a cab or maybe catch a bus. She rummaged through her jeans pockets to check she had enough money and she realized she'd didn't have money at all. "Oh shit!" she sat on a bench and put her face in her hands thinking of what to do, if this had happened only before ,she could have called Scott and he'll pick her up. "That stupid kleptomaniac. Why did he have to stole Scott's car now?! God! Gr.!..." she was whining and shouting and groaning when suddenly she heard a voice, a voice she had heard before, a voice she knew very well.
"Well, well who do we have here..." Kate turned her face and looked up. Out of all people she could find in the mall in that kind of situation she found the one she most hated the one who made her life at school a living hell.
"Oh great...Pietro..." she moaned, Pietro sat down in the bench next to her. "Yeah , great to see you too ... so you in trouble?" she looked at him amazed, it was as if he could read her mind but , wasn't speed his mutant ability?...`hum... weird ´ she said to her self.
"What?!" said Pietro as he noticed the strange
look she gave at him. She looked down, her eyes were sad and tired , she
kept silent and Pietro kept looking at her unsure of what to say. `Maybe
I've been too nasty... oh, no! She gonna cry... no way !´ Pietro thought.
He looked around trying to find some topic to talk about, `maybe the
weather... nah, to obvious ...´ He was thinking and thinking till Kate
stood up and started walking, Pietro followed her and grabbed her hand and
pulled her towards him, he couldn't believe that this time it was him
Rogue decided it was enough Nine inch nails for her, in
all that time alone
"Hum... who is it there!?" There was no response, Rogue began to take one of her gloves just in case she was to use her hands, she came near, and a strong hand grabbed her and pulled her down. She could see him perfectly well, now that her eyes had adapted to the darkness. The word beauty wasn't enough to describe him, his pale golden skin was a perfect match to his auburn hair. His high angular but at the same time delicate cheek-bones that were not so prominent but squared shaped and sort of sharp make him look both angel and devil, he wore a pair of black sunglasses, and had his hair tied on a small pony tail.
The guy looked at her and was amused by the girl in front
of him, she was
"Hum... I'm sorry chere it was not my intention to scare you the way I did, sorry I made you cry , I didn't know I was so ugly..."
Rogue managed to smile a bit. "No, its not
that..." she shut up for a while.
The guy moved his hand over to Rouge's face she immediately caught his hand with her gloved hand, the guy looked at her "what's wrong chere? I just wanna dry of your tears."
Rouge looked down "Well...I... I'm a.. well.. hum
mutant...I know you'll
"I know its true...I'm one too, my name is Gambit."
Rouge smiled, "Rouge."
*Back with Pietro and Kate*
"Let me go Pietro!!!" demanded Kate. Pietro smiled awkwardly, talking to Kate in that moment made him somehow nervous.
"Err...Kate... would you possibly hum... consider going on a date with me?" Kate looked at him strangely, how he could be asking her out after he acted as though he hated her?
"In a date? I'm sorry but the past days well in fact months you haven't acted as if you like me much, and you've not been the perfect friend you know...and.."
Pietro was pissed "Ok, ok I know that, and besides I expressed wrong ... I was asking you if weather you wanna hang out or not, its simple... and I know I haven't been nice and blah, blah ,blah, I know all that." Kate looked down `Well... he's trying to be nice at me... well his version of being nice to someone...well what do I have to loose I don't have any money any way, and I guess he'll walk me home ...´ she thought.
"Ok..." Kate smiled " But I don't have any money to go to the cinema or something so I don't know what we could do."
Pietro smiled "See I knew you were in trouble or something like that, I'll pay" Kate didn't know how to behave so she looked down.
"Thanks I'll pay you Monday...if we don't have a x-men V/S brotherhood fight this weekend" Pietro was smiling as cute as he could .`well he even looks kinda cute when he smiles like that ´ said a little tiny voice inside of Kate's head `Where did that come >from...?!´ " Oh no, please no, I don't need this please no..." she whispered to her self.
" So... what are we gonna do?... Wanna go watch a movie?" Pietro asked her while they walked towards the mall
"Ok" said Kate, Pietro sighed `God! I wish she'd
say more...´ he thought.
"Yeah seems like we ought to stay here for
awhile" from behind Pietro put
Pietro backed up a little "Well...I though... you ...liked me..."
"When did I say that?"
"See I didn't and I don't know why the
hell you're being so kind with me
"Kate wait up... let me walk you home and end
up this "date" decently." He looked really ashamed and was
a bit blushed, Kate felt sorry for him and agreed, they way to the Xavier
mansion was full of laughter and they really got the chance to get to know
each other better, although they were
They where a block or so further from the mansion when
"Yeah...... see you Monday..."
Kate walked alone and silently thinking about that
day and about the time
As soon as Rogue said her name a few raindrops started to fall. Gambit smiled at her while he stood up "Think I'd better go now, Its been a pleasure meeting you chere, I'll see you soon."
"But when?, when will I see you again?..." Rouge stood up too.
"Sooner than you think my belle Rouge...sooner than you think..." and with the same agility he came in. He jumped to the wall and passed to the other side. He decided to run cause it was pouring and only a few seconds in that kind of rain would get you completely soaked. He was running , tap ,tap, tap his footsteps sounded hard in the wet pavement, it was raining hard and the water began dripping in his face so he looked down.
At the same time Kate was in the same situation and was only a few meters from Gambit. She was running head down and eyes closed (how stupid of her, I know...) anyway there wasn't even a soul at sight. When she had a feeling that she should open her eyes and opened them it was too late, she crushed with Gambit and both fell on the ground.
Gambit got up and lifted Kate, when she saw him she immediately recognized him. He was the cute Cajun accent guy from school. She stared at him and didn't know what to do.
"Oh, no! , again I've made somebody cry, gosh and I thought I was cute..."
Kate immediately stopped crying, somehow the guy's
presence eased her
"Oh my god is she like fine?" Kitty bent over to
have a good look at Kate
"Oh...I don't know she does look pretty bad to me" Rogue said " I think we better call Logan or Mrs. Monroe or the professor ...look! she's waking up."
Kate started to move and stretch, and began waking up,
Kitty smiled and
"She looks very pale...don't you think?" Rouge bent over and touched Kate's forehead.
"Oh... she has temperature...I think a rather high temperature..."
Kitty looked at Rouge and touched Kate's forehead. "Like we should call the professor...I'll go get him." And Kitty passed through the wall and was soon back with the professor and everyone else.
"Hum...I see.." said the professor "I think
she rather stay home today
Kurt teleported and took Kate to her bedroom.
The next morning everybody got ready for school every one
except Kurt and Kate who had argued several times that she didn't want to
stay in bed, it wasn't that she wanted to go to classes or anything, she
want to clear up things with Pietro, but Logan had threaten her several
times with a new punishment and her actual punishment wasn't over yet, so
"It von´t be that bad...you'll be vith me...vell
have fun!!" Kurt said, (I
"Yeah...whatever..." Kate sighed.
"So... did you like the scarf I send you ?"
Lance said while Kitty walked
"Uh... the scarf?... Yeah like really nice, but
couldn't have you, like
"Like who was it?" kitty popped her head trough Kate's wall.
"Nobody. Wrong number."
"Like well... ok bye!"
"It's show time?" Rogue said.
"It's time to eat, show time...whatever..." Kate said.
After dinner kitty came near Kate. "I don't know what ´s going on with him, he doesn't even look at me now, and I haven't ,like, done anything to him!"
"Mmm... I don't know maybe he's making it hard for
you , you know...maybe he's trying to get you jealous or something...
well, I must go... lot of homework to do..." Kate left smiling
`Finally , my plans are going exactly the way I planned them.´
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