When Lucy woke her head was resting on Dominic's shoulder. She carefully pulled away and walked into the kitchen where she sat down on one of the bar chairs. Allison turned around her eyes were swollen. 'What do you want for breakfast?' She croaked
'Coffee. I need. Coffee.' Lucy whispered.
Allison turned around soundlessly and a few mintutes later she turned around again with a steaming mug in her hand. 'Lucy I- I know this is hurting you right now but it will get better-'
'What do you know?' Lucy asked and drank some of the coffee. It tasted terrible but she needed it so she kept drinking, 'you've never lost anybody,'
'You're not the only one who loved him you know?' Said Allison, 'Lewis and I.... we've been in a relationship for about 2 years now...' she confessed quietly, 'I wanted to tell you, but then you got mad at me so many times - and with good reason - I'm sorry I was like that I guess it's just because you and I both know that he used to love you as more than a friend and I was afraid you might steel him from me...'
Lucy held out her arms, 'come here,' she said softly and Allison walked over to her. Lucy closed her arms around her, 'I would never,' said Lucy, 'I could never, my heart... belongs to someone else...'
'And when we love it's forever, no matter what,' Allison ended her sentence.
Lucy released Allison from her grip. 'Anyway, so where's Leila?'
'Leila?' Allison asked surprised
'Yeah, you know Dom's wife?'
'Dom's wife? Right her! Right! She um...uh... she is... uh...'
'Oh, sorry! Stupid me! They probably moved out of here and are now living happily ever after.'
'Happily ever after... right...' Allison said lost in thought. The door swung open, Dominic was about to go inside but Allison ran up to him and pulled him outside. The door didn't close properly so Lucy heard bits of the conversation, '...loves you...' she heard Allison's voice say and '...have to.... tell her.'
'Can't...' Dominic's voice was
'And what about her?' Allison's voice asked.
Lucy decided she had heard enough and didn't want to get mixed up in their personal life so she stood up and left for her room where she sat down and started sketching. Someone knocked on her door qiuetly. 'Come in,' said Lucy. Chase carefully opened the door and came inside. Lucy patted the bed beside her and Chase came over and sat down next to her. 'What's up?' Lucy asked
'Can I ask you something?' He asked
'Sure,' Lucy said
'What's your biggest regret?' He asked,
'I don't have any.' Said Lucy after a while of hesitation and thinking.
'None? Not even killing all those people? Helping Micros?' Chase asked sounding a bit frightened
'No.' Lucy said her jaw tightening. It was a poke to the heart when someone started talking about her father. 'I did it to save my mother. And I did, so I don't regret it. Micros might not be able to kill her himself but that doesn't mean he can't get someone to kill her for him.'
'The lady in the basement-?' Chase asked
'Yes,' Lucy replied shortly
'My biggest regret is that I couldn't save my sister...' He said, 'I'm thirteen, not stupid,' he added.
'It's not your fault.' Said Lucy, 'sometimes we can't always be the hero we'd like to be. Even if it means someone has to die. And if they do... it's not our fault as long as we did everything we could to save them.'
'Thanks,' said Chase
'Anytime,' said Lucy softly.
'Lucy?' He asked
'Yeah?' Asked Lucy and looked up from her sketch book.
Chase took something of his neck and gave it to her. 'It's for good luck. My mom gave it to me as a kid. I don't really remember her I was three when she died, but I want you to have it. I feel like you could use some luck.'
'Thanks,' said Lucy
'Anytime,' he said and smiled. Chase stood up and left. Lucy sat in her bed for a while staring into the thin air, clutching the necklace in her hand. Then she fastened it around her neck, stood up and walked down to the room where she had seen her mother. An old wooden chair stood in the corner. Lucy dragged it over to where her mother was floating, sat down on it and held her mother's hand. 'I miss you. Please wake up. I need you to wake up. I don't know what to do... mom... Jason's.... Jason's dead. What am I supposed to do? I can't just live on... Jason's my whole past. How am I supposed to move on from that?'
She sat there for hours talking to her mother asking her questions she knew she would never get an asnwer too. When she had nothing more to say she stood up and left. It was like a magnetic force that pulled her to Dominic's room. She raised her hand to knock, but with slight hesitation she wanted to let it sink down to her side again but then the door swung open and Allison stormed angrily out. Lucy looked after her for a while but then turned to Dominic who was standing shirt-less and sweaty in the door, 'What?' He asked, 'did you come here to tell me that you love me and you're sorry? That you can't live without me? Because if you did, just save it for someone who cares. I'm not here for your entertainment Lucy.'
'No. I didn't come here to tell you that I can't live without you.' She looked up into his bright green eyes and wanted to run her fingers through his black hair. 'I can live without you.' She added and hesitated before saying what she said next.
She also saw the hurt in his eyes, 'oh,' he said trying to bury the pain in his voice.
'I just don't want to.' They stood there for a while just looking into eachother's tearing eyes. Lucy looked down a little ashamed, 'look, I know you just got married and I've hurt you - and don't try to tell me I haven't because I know I have and you know it too - and my timing couldn't possibly be any worse but I truly am sorry-'
Dominic slid his hands under her hair holding her face gently between his palms. He bent down and firmly pressed his lips against hers. Lucy couldn't help but close her eyes. He pulled away after about a minute and leaned the side of his head to the side of her's. 'I love you.' He whispered, 'and I can't live without you. I don't want to either.'
'Leila... could only ever make me stop thinking about you for a few seconds at most. I have never stopped thinking about you and I never will. Even for those few moments you were in the back of my head. I tried so hard not too but I couldn't. And Leila.... Leila knew there was something holding me back.... when you came at the wedding.... when she saw through my mask... she reconsidered and.... she said no. There is no wife. We never got married,' he whispered. Lucy's skin tingled as his breath gently touched it. He pulled back again so they looked into eachother's eyes but her face was still between his grip. 'Being away from you made it all the more clear how much I love you.' He bent down again and kissed her for way too little time but it was probably a one and a half minute kiss at the very least.
When he pulled away again Lucy saw a shape out of the corner of her eye. She spun her head and saw the same woman that had stood at the altar a few days ago. Leila. Her straight dirty-blonde her hang swiftly down her shoulder. Lucy pulled out of Dominic's grip and backed away abit. Dominic looked at her surprised and then followed her gaze. 'Leila?' He asked incredulously.
'I-I would've called,' she stammered, 'but I forgot my phone here, that's why I came back.' She defended herself and held up a touch-screen phone. 'Anyway, I'm gonna go now...' she said and walked past them out the door.