Title: X-Men: Among Thieves Author: RedGold Genre: Caper, Mystery, Romance, Mutant Characters: Remy LeBeau (Gambit) and Rogue featuring Courier, Jean-Luc, Thieves Guild, Assassins Guild, Brotherhood and various as to not spoil surprises. Timeframe: Story assumes that all movies before X-Men: First Class do not exist and goes from there regarding X-Men characters (but don?t worry, you don?t have to have seen the movie or read the comics to read this). Rogue and Gambit would have been born in and around 1980s and be in their mid to late 20s in this story which puts it in the 90s to 2000s, give or take. We?re dealing with mutants here so anything goes, right? Summary: Professor Xavier and Magneto have long gone their separate ways in their belief of human/mutant relations and now each vies to build a group of special individuals who would do either great good, or great harm, to the world once the truth about mutants gets out. But what about those who fall in between? Remy LeBeau, sometimes called Le Diable Blanc, often referred to as Gambit, is a card hustling, smooth talking New Orleans native with a tortured past that would make Shakespeare proud. The woman known only as Rogue has possibly the most powerful mutant gift of all, the ability to absorb other mutants powers, but the demons in her closet are much more real than imagined. Thrown together by fate, their attempt to solve a mystery will take them across the world, deeper into their pasts, and closer to each other? if it doesn?t kill them first. [image=http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p96/jdbartha/cover.jpg] Image by [link=http://vagabondx.deviantart.com/]vagabondx[/link] Note: As I said, this story assumes that X-Men: First Class is a reboot, this way we can get a proper Gambit/Rogue story. I liked Anna Paquin and Taylor Kitsch?s turn at the characters but if those movies stay cannon in the film universe then the best X-Men couple will never be together, gah! That?s why I dreamed up this Origin story. One that fits in with the First Class film and can lead into another super-sized X-Men film (ignoring the first four films of course). I?ve designed this story with the acceptance that there are three types of people out there, those who know the G/R romance inside and out, those who only know the characters from the movies (and perhaps the tv animated series) and those who have no idea what RoGambit is. It?s an origin story in the realistic style of the films and therefore should serve everyone. I am going back to the tradition backgrounds so those who have watched the movies are going to be a little? shocked? to see Rogue?s back story is so much different from the films but I?ll not let that out of the bag yet. Imagery: I envision this as the film RoGambit?s will probably never get, so I will be putting in visual and audio cues such as a soundtrack and casting direction. They aren?t required for reading but are recommended. Accents: Both characters are known for their thick Southern/Cajun accents and are written that way in the comics? in a film it would definitely be toned down, just to make sure people could understand them, so I won?t be writing the ?southern speak? thickly but it will be there. Feel free to give the characters as thick an accent as you like. I do take PM Requests.