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Stories by Northlight

On one bright, beautiful morning, the X-Men awaken to face their deadliest foe ever: bad hair.

"Inquiring Minds"
A mysterious figure decides to "tell all" about the secret lives of the X-Men in a bestselling book.

"Just in Time for Christmas"
Gambit is rescued in Antarctica -- by Santa Claus?

"Love and Pain"
Stuck in the "waiting room" between appearances in their respective series, Gambit and Angel (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) compare notes on their respective problems.

"Reunions and Other Troubles"
The sequel to "Love and Pain," Gambit and Angel escape from Limbo and are reunited with their respective love interests.

"Maybe Just a Little Strange"
The true origin of Wolverine is revealed.

"Nothing More"
In response to Alara Rogers' challenge to kill off one's favorite character, Northlight writes her own version of Rogue's death as a result of Dr. Agee's "cure."

"Of Cooties and Dice"
Rogue, Jean and Storm get a little too involved in their board game.

"One of Those Days"
An evil villain attacks -- and so does Murphy's Law, as the X-Men suffer multiple "insignificant" inconveniences on their way to the battle.

Sitting on the roof, Rogue looks back on what really happened in Antarctica as she tries to avoid the other X-Men.

"Searching for Justice"
A man tries to seek justice for the death of his sister as a result of Dr. Agee's "cure."

A woman named Lindsey, with the unique power of appearing to be whoever someone else wants them to be, meets a frantic woman on the street and walks into another case of mistaken identity.

"Skin Crawl"
A unique take on Rogue's feelings toward her powers.

"Small Problems"
Rogue awakens to the incessantly annoying attempts of a misguided mosquito to get a morning snack.

Realizing the sheer stupidity of fighting in the dead heat of summer, Magneto and the X-Men decide to get slushies together. Since TheAudience still needs to be entertained, the PTB find replacements for the heroes and villain.

"Summer Vacation"
In a follow-up to "Substitutions," the X-Men prepare to go on a real vacation and leave their "replacements" in charge of the Mansion.

"That's What Happens"
Wondering about the practicality of Rogue's skimpy little outfit in UXM 353-4, Northlight writes her version of what could happen if Rogue's not careful...

"The Super Beings Bureau Saga"
A series of short stories about the Super Beings Bureau, someplace all super-powered types have to visit at one point or another.

"The Susan Smith Show"
A series of talk shows in which various super hero-types discuss the issues that affect their lives.

For someone like Rogue, the sense of touch can mean any number of things.

"Untitled Random Mutterings"
A series of vignettes in which Rogue deals with engagement, marriage, parenthood and growing older.

"Watching from a Distance"
We all know how the heroes feel. But how about their parents? This story is from Rogue's mother's perspective, as she watches her daughter grow up through news reports and newspaper headlines.


Web site: Northlight's Page

*Sigh* Only one more month of summer left. And then year two, semester three of college... 15 weeks of school... Christmas vacation... 15 weeks of semester 4... graduation... summer vacation... University -- God No! I'm not ready! Ooops! Sorry about that. Now let's move onto things that actually relate to the silly fic below.
Disclaimer: As always, it's Marvel's.

If you think you're too small to do anything,
you've never been in bed with a mosquito::

(Body Shop T-shirt -- from memory, so probably a bit off < g >).

Her toe was tingling, Rogue realized as she woke from a restless night's sleep. She lay still, trying to place the sensation. Her brow furrowed as she searched to match that sensation to those in her memories.

As the tingling began to move across her foot, Rogue placed it. There was a bug on her! She threw back the covers, and sure enough, found a mosquito busily attempting to circumvent her invulnerable skin and get a little morning snack.

"Get off!" Rogue hissed, shaking her foot roughly.

The mosquito flew off of her foot indignantly, and Rogue continued to glare at it as it flew across her room to land on the ceiling. She momentarily debated getting up, but a quick glance at her clock dissuaded her of that notion.

It was still too darn early to pull herself out of bed.

Rogue sighed and snuggled back under the covers, her eyes drifting shut again. And then, she felt it. A soft pressure on her cheek. Her eyes snapped open mere moments after they had closed, and she swung her hand up, swatting at the determined bug.

"Shoo!" Rogue growled.

The mosquito was flying around her head, across the room, back towards her, and away again before landing on her knee. "That's it!" Rogue said angrily. She was too tired to be kept up by a damned bug!

Her hand snapped down, but in that annoying mosquito fashion, it had flown off before her hand could squash it. Rogue growled and pulled herself out of bed. She wouldn't get any sleep until the bug was dead, so she'd make damn sure that it was!

She scanned the room, looking for the small (if incredibly annoying) creature and found it resting on the wall above her head board. Rogue grinned nastily and grabbed the box of tissues on her night stand. She pulled a wad out and lunged towards the wall and mosquito.

The handful of tissue ground against the wall and Rogue smiled triumphantly. No mere mosquito would keep her up! Rogue moved back.

She stared at the wall and blinked. She looked down at the tissue and blinked again. No mosquito.

A tickling at the bottom of her foot alerted Rogue to the presence of the mosquito. "No more games," she hissed as the mosquito casually moved off of her foot and drifted towards the vicinity of its brush with death.

The bug was fast, Rogue allowed, so she'd have to be careful about this. As the mosquito landed, Rogue slowly crept forward. Her hand inched out, and ever so slowly moved down to snuff out the mosquito's existence.

It flew away seconds before she moved to squash it.

Rogue shrieked and flew into the air. She looked around wildly and began flying after the mosquito, her fist smashing into walls and ceiling repeatedly, always missing it.

When her shrieking and thrashing about had faded, Rogue carefully looked around.

No mosquito.

It was over.

Meanwhile, Wolverine woke to a slight tingling on his arm...



Next time, the X-Men meet up with 'Moskito!' the Vampire Mosquito from our Buffy Badfics :) j/k
I know it was very silly, but I just liked the idea of Rogue chasing around a mosquito :)


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