Author's Note: Okay, this is my contribution to the [Very] Short Story challenge [Oberon's], the Unusual Pairings challenge [Northlight's?] and the Kill Your Favourite Character challenge [Alara's? Indigo's? Who knows?]. Feedback will be not only loved, but hugged, grinned at, polished with a Brasso cloth, put on the mantlepiece and boasted about to the grandchildren so much that they'll want to inherit it in my will. So send me some!

Disclaimer: The woman and the man belong to Marvel, in case you weren't sure.

Happy as a Dagger

The skunk-striped woman bent over the prone, bleeding body on the floor and put her gloved hand into his grey one, clasping it tightly. She pressed her lips to his forehead one last time and, as his eyes glazed over, whispered, "Thus with a kiss, mah angel, you die."


Author's Other Note: Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's another Angelo 'fic :) Can't seem to write anything without him, can I? And the woman's Rogue, if you were confused. Apologies to Shakespeare for paraphrasing him [Romeo & Juliet], but it's the one of the few speeches I know, so I had to use it :)

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