Rogue smiled when she heard Mystique laugh,
“Do we? I ain’t heard or seen from him in a while y’know” Rogue inquired about Kurt. Rogue shook her head,
“Don’t say that you. You ain’t ever gon’ be useless, that’s my promise to you…”Rogue thought frantically, “Maybe you can get a job…you don’t gots to hide, you can live like…like a civilian. Like everyone else maybe” Rogue said softly, knowing her idea was going nowhere. She couldn’t bear the thought of her mother being alone in a apartment, just by herself with nothing to do. I physically hurt Rogue to think, “I’ll talk to the Professor, when stuffs calmed down maybe he’ll let me go, and even if he don’t i’m still comin’ anyways” Rogue went on powerfully, “Not a force in the world gon’ stop me. I’m lookin’ forward to seein’ you ‘gain to. It’s been far too long.”
“Haven’t heard from or seen Kurt?”
Mystique felt her brow furrow in confusion.
“Did something happen? Is something wrong? Do you know if he’s okay?”
Despite what some might think, Mystique loved her children. All except one, that is. Graydon Creed was a blemish on the face of the earth, and a human anti-mutant activist. Not to mention the fact that Graydon was a well of not-so-happy memories from when she was with Sabretooth. She’d been disguised as Leni Zauber back then, and she’d faked her own death to get away from Victor Creed, only to give birth to his abominable, bastard son.
She forced her attention back to the phone and to Rogue.
Mystique caught herself rolling her eyes when she heard the word civilian. “I can’t work as a civilian, Rogue, not with my record. No person in his right mind is going to hire Raven Darkhölme to do anything.”
For a moment, her anger made her skin shiver like it used to before she changed her looks in one way or another. She was silent for what seemed like an eternity.
“I’m just…really hoping that my powers eventually return. I don’t know what I’ll do, otherwise.”
A smile curved her still-full lips after a moment. “It really has been a long time, hasn’t it?”