Rogue listens to the reassuring sound of Remy's heartbeat beneath her head. She struggles to find the words to tell him, but her well feels completely dry.

Finally, she sighs. "I love you," she whispers, as if it could be enough.

Remy shifts a little under her and holds her tighter. "What's bothering you, chérie?"

The emotions welling up in her take her off guard and she has to blink back tears before they can fall and stain his shirt, giving her away. She shakes her head. "I want control. Complete."

He catches his breath.

She thinks he knows why.