Story Summary: She took the Cure thinking it would save her. It didn't.

Canonical Notes: Set immediately following the events of X3.

Acknowledgements: Special love to starlight2twilight, my lover of all things belonging to this story arc, and Irual, who has arrived later than most to the party and yet given me more feedback than almost anybody. A wealth of gratitude to ChamberlinofMusic and to mylove24 for inspiring this piece with your reviews of Without a Trace.

Author's Note: I thought I was writing this for Without a Trace. Turns out I wasn't, but I couldn't drop it anyway.