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The Minors

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a character in “Keeping Secrets.”, originally authored by LunaSpirit, as played by RolePlayGateway

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♦ The Minors ♦

Millie

Image Being all too honest, Millie has the sterotype of being a complete slut although she is very helpful to the Shards. She is medically skilled and has pulled them out of trouble so many times in the past. She has her eye on Beck, but he pays no attention to her.





Leon
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The Lieutenant of the Shards. A man who is willing to devote his life to his gang and is now the male who is in the running to be leader. This is not the male who was planning to force the Shards to fight. Beck is very close to him and appreciates his help.

So begins...

The Minors's Story

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"I don't see how you have even drawn that conclusion from anything. I haven't said shit...You don't even fucking know me!"
"You have no idea what you are spitting out of your mouth. Seriously it's you starting with me and not the other way round so would you kindly shut your gob."

"Oh honey, you listen and you listen good. I didn't start anything. You were the one who got offended by whatever it was I said. You're the one who's acting like you're so much better than me. But guess who cleaned her vomit when you weren't around or took her to the hospital when she needed it? Who was the one who talked to her for hours on end when she needed to calm down for one reason or another? Who can relate to her when you can't? Me. I've been around for years now, before you even knew her name. You can pretend I'm nothing special or that I'm no good, but I am her friend. I will always be her friend. You're just a boy who might or might not stick around for a while. So why don't you take a good long minute to calm down, Short Fuse, because I am not the person you want to start with." Bex, whose demeanor for the most part had been relaxed, suddenly took a turn where her eyes darkened - much like Elisa's would - and stared him down for a good minute. She wasn't a bad person, maybe a girl who made some questionable decisions, but the way he was speaking to her was starting to piss her off...and it took a lot to piss that girl off.

"Your my friend too Jess! But we can play tomorrow okay? It's night time now so we should all be sleeping, not playing!"

"You're awake and Lissy says you had an ouchie and needed lots of sleeps. Are you better now?" Jess asked, eyes wide and pretty concerned looking for a toddler. "Lissy was very sad about your ouchie. More scared than when I fell off the trampoline and that's a lot of scared. She ran soo fast."

"Well its quite obvious that I'm so wanted here."

"She throws pillows at anyone when she's coming down. I wouldn't get too tore up about it." Bex said with a shrug, she had had one thrown at her more than a few times in her life. She grinned at Leon's reaction though, and how his face turned the shade of a tomato. She couldn't help but notice that these guys seemed quick to anger and a little controlling, and wondered why Elisa kept them around. Controlling was not a quality that Elisa particularly enjoyed in people, so it was a little unusual.

"Don't worry he's not going to bite you! Just like spiders, he is more scared of you than you are of him."

Jess giggled when he pretended to gnaw on her, the infectious giggle of a toddler.

"They are like drawings, but you have them on your skin and they stay forever. Some people really like them and find them very pretty...and others don't."
"Do you like to draw and paint? I do."

With the nudge from Beck, Jess approached Leon and stared at his tattoos with wide eyed wonder. She grabbed Leon's hand to look at them more closely, her tiny hand looking comically small on his arms. "Can I get a tat too?" The way she said the word "tattoo" came out sounding more like two words than one. "They are pretty." She held her arms up to Leon, gesturing for him to pick her up so she could get a closer look.

"I draw all the time, Lissy has lots of my pictures." She smiled proudly and pointed at a couple Elisa had taped to her vanity. "I like to color and I like crayons and I have lots of stuff. Will you draw with me Beck? Lissy does sometimes." All of her "th's" sounded more like 'F' sounds.

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"Oh honey, you listen and you listen good. I didn't start anything. You were the one who got offended by whatever it was I said. You're the one who's acting like you're so much better than me. But guess who cleaned her vomit when you weren't around or took her to the hospital when she needed it? Who was the one who talked to her for hours on end when she needed to calm down for one reason or another? Who can relate to her when you can't? Me. I've been around for years now, before you even knew her name. You can pretend I'm nothing special or that I'm no good, but I am her friend. I will always be her friend. You're just a boy who might or might not stick around for a while. So why don't you take a good long minute to calm down, Short Fuse, because I am not the person you want to start with."

Beck was fuming. He wanted to punch something. He needed to hit something. This girl was taking what he was saying way out of proportion and acting as though the whole world span around her and began turning the whole conversation between then into a battle over who looked after Elisa more. He found it dumb yet it still had triggered a nerve inside him that made him want to blow, but he refused to set alight in front of Elisa and Jess, but most of all he wasn't going to let some brats words get the bet of him. The blonde clenched his fists so tight his fingernails left angry red marks on his palm, almost drawing blood. "Just cause I have shut my mouth doesn't mean I agree with you. I haven't keep my cool for your sake either bitch." He hissed quietly, hopefully out of ear shot of the young girl in the room.

"You're awake and Lissy says you had an ouchie and needed lots of sleeps. Are you better now?"
"Lissy was very sad about your ouchie. More scared than when I fell off the trampoline and that's a lot of scared. She ran soo fast."

"It's getting better my little sparrow. You don't need to worry about me I'm big and strong!" Beck chuckled while sarcastically flexing his muscles and pretending to push the air. "Lissy was sad cause she's lovely and cares about us. She cares about you lots and lots and you should make sure Lissy is always happy and alright too. Can you do that for me?" He smiled, turning to his girlfriend but his grin faltered when he locked with her pupils.

The blonde approached Elisa, planting a kiss on her head and pulling his arms around her so she lay comfortably in them. "Tell me when you want me to kick everyone out, you must be tired." He whispered softly. "How are you feeling now? Do you need me to get you anything?"

"She throws pillows at anyone when she's coming down. I wouldn't get too tore up about it."

"Yeah well it's just that..." Leon raised an eyebrow and pulled the pillow to his chest, crushing it with his large arms. "I haven't ever exactly had a pillow violently thrown at me before. It's a odd habit." He said, the words sounding like they needed a laugh or some sarcasm to finish it off, but the brunette had none at all. Being honest Leon was trying to work out whether he liked this girl or not. Sure enough she was attractive with a rocket like personality but she had quickly made it clear she was not willing to get in bed with him. Leon did not really know how to do the full 'friends' thing anyway, deeming her not useful to him. He wondered if it would just be best to ignore her and leave now since Beck and Elisa were not home safe. He had done his job after all...

"Can I get a tat too?"
"They are pretty."


Leon looked absolutely gob smacked when the small girl asked to be lifted into his arms and was faced with the most difficult situation he had ever come across. Part of him felt privileged to be trusted by Jess and the other part of him was confused and scared. What did this tiny being want from him?! Too look at his magical colourful arms!? Surely not! The large man hesitated before picking her up with ease and balancing her on his hip, the other arm stretched out so she could see up close. It was the weirdest thing to look at. "T...that okay?" He asked the small red head.

"I draw all the time, Lissy has lots of my pictures."
"I like to color and I like crayons and I have lots of stuff. Will you draw with me Beck? Lissy does sometimes."


"Of course I will sunshine! I'd love to. Just...just not tonight its really really late and you and Elisa need some sleep or else your going to be real tired tomorrow. You should go back to bed soon and if you do I promise I'll draw with you tomorrow. I pinky swear it." Beck pleaded with the small girl, his eyes desperate and voice strained.

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"It's getting better my little sparrow. You don't need to worry about me I'm big and strong!"
"Lissy was sad cause she's lovely and cares about us. She cares about you lots and lots and you should make sure Lissy is always happy and alright too. Can you do that for me?"

"Do you love Lissy like Lissy loves me? Cuz she loves you lots and lots, too. She said so." Jess said with an innocent grin on her face. "But I can take care of Lissy if you do too. Because I love her a lots too."

"How are you feeling now? Do you need me to get you anything?"

Elisa groaned in response to his question, but curled herself into Beck, taking comfort in the warm he provided. "I need you to stay right here. You're warm and smell nice. Bex and Leon can sleep wherever. I don't care. Lots of rooms. Breakfast in the morning. House is too quiet most of the time anyway." Her words came out muffled, since her face was pressed against his shirt. "Parents won't be home until after dinner tomorrow."

She was so tired, her brown hair had fallen into a mess around her face, and the make up she was wearing had long since rubbed off - the only evidence that she had worn any was the mascara that had lightly flaked. "I'm sorry, Beck. I love you." Her words tapered off at the end, she was falling asleep.

"I haven't ever exactly had a pillow violently thrown at me before. It's a odd habit."

"There's a first time for everything and at least it's not something hard like her cell phone or a shoe or something." Bex shrugged, clearly growing tired from a night of arguing and drinking, she was feeling hungover and pretty gross. Odds were that she'd go crash in one of the guest rooms. "You should probably stay here for the night. The neighbors would probably question why a large, beautiful tattooed man was coming out of The Grace House so early in the morning." She teased, giving him a wink.

"T...that okay?"

Jessa let out one of the happiest giggles you could only ever hear from a child's mouth and clapped her hands. She had never been held by someone so large in her life. Elisa was taller than the average girl, sure, but not by that much and even though Beck was pretty large in comparison to her - Leon was like a mountain that she was happily placed on top of. She had an expression on her face that made her look far too much like Elisa. "Can I draw on you?" The little girl asked, eyes shinning with hopeful amusement, and then she wrapped her arms around him in a tiny hug.

"Of course I will sunshine! I'd love to. Just...just not tonight its really really late and you and Elisa need some sleep or else your going to be real tired tomorrow. You should go back to bed soon and if you do I promise I'll draw with you tomorrow. I pinky swear it."

"I want to draw with Lawn too." Jessa said, still sitting happily in Leon's arms - though she couldn't properly say his name. She was now quite taking to the large man, if only because it was Beck and Elisa's friend and he had pictures on his arms.

"And Elisa's sick again, huh? She's always sick. But I think she's less sick when you're here. She stole one of my cinnamon apples yesterday. She never does that." Jess didn't really know why she rarely saw her sister eat, or why she came home sometimes smelling like weird adult grape juice she wasn't allowed to have, but she knew when Elisa seemed a little bit better...even if she was still a little sick.

The little girl yawned, and curled up while still in Leon's arms, clearly not ready to get down yet but very sleepy. The sun wasn't up yet, but the sky was definitely getting lighter with each passing minute and it was long passed her bed time. "I think Lissy's my real mama. She loves me the most." The toddler's words were a whisper, almost like she was telling a secret and not falling asleep in a large stranger's arms.

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"Do you love Lissy like Lissy loves me? Cuz she loves you lots and lots, too. She said so."
"But I can take care of Lissy if you do too. Because I love her a lots too."


Beck sniggered a little to his self as his memories flashed back to the way Elisa grabbed at the bed sheets on a evening before shaking his head at the young girl "No no I think its a tiny bit different. There are many kinds of love, but all are very important." The blonde told her, still chuckling as he glanced over at Elisa who still lay in bed. He dared a cheeky wink.

"I need you to stay right here. You're warm and smell nice. Bex and Leon can sleep wherever. I don't care. Lots of rooms. Breakfast in the morning. House is too quiet most of the time anyway."
"Parents won't be home until after dinner tomorrow."


"You heard the lady!" Beck exclaimed to the pair but it was not actually clear whether or not they did hear her as she was basically talking into his chest. "You have the option to stay here and she's tired so...bugger off!" He told them, but tried to soften it with comedic effect. "Pick a bed, same bed, separate beds, I don't care." Beck chuckled while tossing a glance over to his friend and the newly introduced female.

Leon tutted and rolled his eyes but refused to meet eye to eye with Bex. "She's already made it pretty damn obvious she's not interested. Not much of a party girl for someone who dresses like one." He said darkly, maybe sounding more rude than he actually intended. Part of him wanted her to climb into bed with him but the other part was trying to tell himself he didn't care. He was just so sick of waking up to Millie knowing that she would have rather been in bed with Beck.

"You should probably stay here for the night. The neighbors would probably question why a large, beautiful tattooed man was coming out of The Grace House so early in the morning."


"So now you start flirting with me eh?" Leon chuckled warmly. "They might have seen Beck around once or twice by now. We are kinda similar though he lacks the tattoo's and the big coc-" The brunette snapped his jaw's shut realising he was still holding Jess. just cutting his inappropriate comments short. He just tried to pretend he had not said anything.

"Can I draw on you?"

"Erm...well you can draw on Beck." Leon told the small girl, refusing her offer. "Spoil sport." Spat Leon, who clearly would just lay shirtless all day and let Jess scribble on him in black permanent marker.

"I want to draw with Lawn too."


Beck frowned, noticing how deviant she was being about going back to bed. "Tomorrow love." He replied simply.

"And Elisa's sick again, huh? She's always sick. But I think she's less sick when you're here. She stole one of my cinnamon apples yesterday. She never does that."

Something sparked up inside Beck's heart when she informed him of this. Any sign, even the tiniest sign of her recovery was amazing. "Really? That's really good. Really good. We should keep encouraging her to eat good food so don't get angry when she takes some of yours. I'll buy you some more if your that upset about it."

"I think Lissy's my real mama. She loves me the most."


Of course Leon didn't know and pretended that he did not care about Elisa's private life but her family did seem a little odd to have this age gap between Elisa and Jess. Her ginger hair. Elisa's perfect features. To him it did not add up. But who was he to pry? He didn't know anything. He did not need to. He was just Beck's sub and not important to his girlfriend one bit. It was none of his business so he pretended he did not have questions. Things were already way to complicated.

Maybe he would ask Beck when alone sometime.

"Alright then time for bed little sparrow. Come on let me tuck you in." Beck said, picking Jess from Leon and taking her out into the hallway. "You two should sleep too. Spare rooms are to the left. I...I'll see you in the morning" He said while patting his friend on the back firmly with eyes blazing with admiration. "Thanks." He murmured, remembering what Leon had done for the couple that night even though he did not really need to. The tattooed man just gave a soft grin and headed towards the bedrooms.

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"No no I think its a tiny bit different. There are many kinds of love, but all are very important."

Elisa had been sleepily watching their conversation. The wink, in her sleepy state, still made her cheeks flush and she covered her head with her comforter. "I'll be loving you a lot tomorrow." She told him with a grin, still more interested in snuggling him then anything else going on in the room.

"You heard the lady!"
"You have the option to stay here and she's tired so...bugger off!"
"Pick a bed, same bed, separate beds, I don't care."


"She's already made it pretty damn obvious she's not interested. Not much of a party girl for someone who dresses like one."

"Awh, is Leon frustrated?" Bex said with a playful grin. He was attractive and she would sleep with him, though she failed to see what she would get out of it and that was really the only reason she got around these days. She used people and they used her, it was a nice little system she had going on. It was like business and she could handle that. In her mind, anyway else was just too complicated and messy and pointless. Still though, she enjoyed teasing and flirting as much as the next girl and maybe she could let herself have fun for one night. She contemplated it over and over in her head.

"So now you start flirting with me eh?"
"They might have seen Beck around once or twice by now. We are kinda similar though he lacks the tattoo's and the big coc-"


The darked haired woman raised an eyebrow. "Well you're pretty and I'm pretty, and I'm also pretty bored. Besides, don't you want to prove to me that last bit? Or were you bluffing?" She winked at him, keeping her words pretty G rated knowing that there was a child in the room. Even though she didn't particularly like kids and didn't understand how Elisa could be so good with them.

"Erm...well you can draw on Beck."

Jess's face promptly turned into a pout and she stared at Leon with large eyes. "Okay," She said, voice filled with sad disappointment and her lower lip pushed out. Manipulative little shit, she knew that the sad puppy dog face always got to Elisa. She was a spoiled little thing, but she was damn cute.

"Really? That's really good. Really good. We should keep encouraging her to eat good food so don't get angry when she takes some of yours. I'll buy you some more if your that upset about it."

"I'm not upset." Her face immediately perked up and she gave him a grin filled with her tiny white teeth. "I have lots. Lissy can have some and so can you. They're my favorite." She knew enough to know that it was weird that Lissy never ate and she chalked it up to being sick, because when she had a tummy ache she didn't want to eat either.

"Alright then time for bed little sparrow. Come on let me tuck you in."

The little girl yawned and latched on to Beck with very little complaint as he carried her back to her room, all decked out in pink and princess decoration, with far more toys than any normal child could ever have. "Why is Lissy always sick? Is she gonna get better, ever? She's too sleepy to play hide and seek or have tea parties. She use to all the time." She was half asleep when she was talking to him. "Mama says she's lazy, but I don't think so. She's mean. I hear them yell a lot."

---

Bex followed Leon towards the bedroom doors, equal parts not wanting him to walk into the hired help's rooms and she was still trying to figure out the other part. "Don't pick the wrong room," Bex quietly called out to Leon, that same teasing grin on her face as before. "You don't want to see Allison in her sleep. It's terrifying. She sleeps with a weird mud mask saying it'll make her look younger. Unless you're into that." She giggled.

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"I'll be loving you a lot tomorrow."

Beck tried to brush this off his shoulders with a cool attitude but there was a slight change in the colour in his cheeks. He sure was looking forward to what she had to offer, and quite curious too.

"Awh, is Leon frustrated?"


Leon just huffed some air past his lips and tried to come up with a reasonable and clever answer, but what even was the right response to that? Yes? No? He did not want to come across as desperate but at the same time saying no would come across as though he wasn't interested. The brunette just settled for a smirk.

"Well you're pretty and I'm pretty, and I'm also pretty bored. Besides, don't you want to prove to me that last bit? Or were you bluffing?"


"Oh erm...oh okay....okay." Stammered Leon, now running his fingers through his hair and looking pretty damn pleased with himself, but still could not tell if she was just teasing or suggesting possible outcomes of this situation. His voice lowered to something smooth and seductive. "Why would I li?!..."

"LEON HAS A TINY PENIS. TINY TICK TAC PENIS. HE JUST THINKS HE'S GOOD. I WOULD KNOW." Beck suddenly began yelling pretty loudly causing his friend to turn and snarl at his like almost something beast like. The blonde had also cast aside the fact that Jess was falling asleep in his arms. "My god why am I friends with you?" He asked Beck bitterly, to which he replied with simply "Cause I have a great penis." It was then clear that due to Beck's hyper masculinity being challenged he had to get his own back.

With that the group began to depart. "Night Elisa." Leon told the girl with a wave before leaving, keeping it short and sweet since he had caught on that she did not favour him. Though he did not exactly hate her.

***

"Why is Lissy always sick? Is she gonna get better, ever? She's too sleepy to play hide and seek or have tea parties. She use to all the time."
"Mama says she's lazy, but I don't think so. She's mean. I hear them yell a lot."


Beck tucked the small girl into her bed, pushing the covers under her to keep her warm and snug as though he was taking on real fatherly role. He was kind of beginning to feel like that due to being with Elisa, but a lot of it felt missing as Jess didn't even know who her real mother was. Of course Jess wasn't his and sometimes he hated seeing the red in her hair that matched the man who stabbed his stomach, but what did it matter really? She was Jess not Malachai. "Elisa gets really sad a lot and its making her ill. She doesn't eat enough to keep her healthy you see and that's why she's always. I think your Mama makes Lissy sad sometimes and I don't think its fair, but please don't tell anyone this cause its a secret and can hurt peoples feelings okay?" He told her, sticking to his beliefs that lies did not really solve anything, but of course he still had to be false to an extent and it killed him. "She can get better if she gets happier. You make her happy you know? You are such a good girl." Beck told her with a smile before walking to the door to leave. "Sleep well alright Jess? Night night."

***

"Don't pick the wrong room,"
"You don't want to see Allison in her sleep. It's terrifying. She sleeps with a weird mud mask saying it'll make her look younger. Unless you're into that."


"Erm no thanks." Leon chuckled lightly, glancing over his shoulder at the girl and slowing his pace to draw out more time for the situation to unfold. He now refused to touch any doorknobs in case of stumbling across something he did not want to see. The whole thing was kind of awkward and he was unsure of what exactly to do. The girl seemed like a tease more than anything and he had a gut feeling it was not going to go his way, especially after the whole scene with Beck. "So...where are you sleeping?" He asked, wondering if he could slyly pull the answer from her while daring a glance at the way her dress snugly hugged against her body. Leon then also began wondering why he even cared about climbing into bed with this girl so much anyway, it was not like sex was something hard for him to find.

He then realised why...

Leon had being refusing to admit to himself that he was jealous of Elisa and Beck's relationship.

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"Oh erm...oh okay....okay."
"Why would I li?!..."


Her features took a fox like turn and a grin spread over her mouth, seductive and teasing. "You're adorable when you're all flustered. Who knew a guy like you would trip over his words?" She told him.

"LEON HAS A TINY PENIS. TINY TICK TAC PENIS. HE JUST THINKS HE'S GOOD. I WOULD KNOW."

Both Rebecca and Elisa had a good laugh at Beck's sudden outburst.

"As long as he knows how to use his tongue, that's not a problem for me." Bex purred before giving Beck a wink. Elisa made a sound that could only come from a place of pure disgust and took yet another pillow, this time aimed for Rebecca.

"Oh my god, why are you such a fucking ho?" Elisa squealed, glaring up from her place at the bed, but clearly just teasing if the smile on her face was any indication. She still very much looked like she was half asleep and very much in a better mood than she was earlier in the night, though her head still throbbed with pain any time she moved and her stomach made an uncomfortable whooshing feeling of a hangover.

"It keeps me warm at night," Bex responded, clasping her hands and looking towards the sky with feigned innocence.

"Night Elisa."

"Good night, Leon. Don't make too much of a mess." And with that, she curled under her comforter and turned away from her door.

"Elisa gets really sad a lot and its making her ill. She doesn't eat enough to keep her healthy you see and that's why she's always. I think your Mama makes Lissy sad sometimes and I don't think its fair, but please don't tell anyone this cause its a secret and can hurt peoples feelings okay?"

Jess listened to Beck intently and nodded her small head. She didn't understand why Elisa didn't eat, but she would do her best to make her. "I can keep it a secret. I'm good at secrets. I kept you a secret." She said happily, smiling up at him as he tucked her in. For a toddler, she was pretty good at keeping secrets. It helped that most of the time she didn't understand why they were secrets and she turned it into a sort of a game. Her parents were dragons and Elisa and Beck were the heroes of some fairy tale in her mind, so as long as she kept a secret they would win.

"Mama is mean. I don't like her at all. She never smiles, only makes this face." Jess contorted her face into a sneer, a pretty comical sight on the face of someone so young.

"She can get better if she gets happier. You make her happy you know? You are such a good girl."
"Sleep well alright Jess? Night night."


"Nighty night, Beck. I love you!"

The little red head called after Beck, yawing as she spoke. It was a long ways passed her bed time and even though she wanted to stay up with Beck and Elisa, her eyelids were too heavy to keep open. She snuggled in with her closest stuffed animal, a little rabbit that Elisa had given her a few months ago and promptly fell asleep.

"So...where are you sleeping?"

Bex backed herself into a door frame and turned the knob while looking at Leon. "This room is free. And there's more than enough space for two. It even has a private shower." She told him in a voice that sound more like a purr. She walked inside the room and pulled her hair down from the pins it had been up in and looked over her shoulder. Bex smiled. Part of her stomach was turning. He was cute and seemed to give a shit about his friends, not like the other guys who worried about getting laid and high all the time. Sex didn't make her nervous, it was her inability to leave afterwards that was making her question if it was a good idea. Elisa wouldn't like it if she just left without a goodbye and she couldn't very well just switch rooms after, without some sort of awkward exchange in the morning. Sex she was good at, it was the cute stuff that was supposed to happen afterwards that made her anxious and was the reason she hopped beds so much.

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Beck kissed Jess lightly on the forehead and waited a few minutes for her to sink into a deeper sleep. He sit there in the darkness just letting the days events swarm over him and remembered what exactly had happened with Elisa. She had ignored him, taken a lot of drugs and put herself into danger. He felt like the whole time they had returned home he had just been trying to minimise the extent of the situation, but to be honest it was not something he could just ignore. He actually felt kind of let down by her, but also knew she was not exactly feeling in the best of conditions. With a sigh Beck sat up from the bed and left, heading back towards Elisa's.

The blonde smiled as he entered the room before stripping down until he was naked and throwing on some pj bottoms. He then kind of oddly hesitated, freezing on the spot and allowing his brain to process what to do. He soon decided to throw on a loose shirt as well as the bottoms. He did this most nights before going to bed, but always ended up with a shirt on. It was more than likely due to the massive scaring on his back; he felt "caught" was just a nasty reminder the situation at the minute and decided to cover up his torso...but maybe it would be best if Elisa was reminded.

He climbed into bed with Elisa, spooning her with a loose arm around her waist. "You upset me you know. Real bad." He told her, knowing that this would kick off a argument but it just needed to be said. "With everything. The drugs, lying to me, taking so many risks...things are different now. I'm not being controlling. I wish you'd see things from my point of view." Beck's voice was soft and quiet but rather monotone. "But I just guess you want to sleep right now..."

***

"This room is free. And there's more than enough space for two. It even has a private shower."

Leon could not help but grin. She seemed fun and pretty easy going at this point but wondered if it was just a false face due to the way she behaved with Beck before. It actually made him quite unsure of her as he obviously held the blonde male close to his heart, but he supposed with a one night stand it didn't matter who she was. He stepped inside the room and quickly slid off his shirt revealing a well sculpted body before moving on to removing his bottoms, leaving just his boxers for dignity, not that he seemed to mind. "You changed your mind quick. I thought I repulsed you?" He asked her flopping backwards onto the bed with a lazy attitude. "Went from shooting me down to making loads of little dirty comments didn't you? I just find it odd that's all." He chuckled lightly to himself before throwing the bed sheets over his legs. He wondered if she wanted to get down to business right away or wait a little while till the room felt less tense. Either way he saw it as her call rather than his.

Leon watched her unpin her hair with a lazy smirk on his lips, waiting to see if she would unpin anything else. He was trying to come across as though he saw the night as simply as possible but instead his head was buzzing with thoughts of having someone else beside him than Millie who would not so much as batter a eye in his direction afterwards.

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Elisa.

"You upset me you know. Real bad."
"With everything. The drugs, lying to me, taking so many risks...things are different now. I'm not being controlling. I wish you'd see things from my point of view."


She wished that wasn't the first thing he said when he climbed onto the mattress with her. Couldn't they snuggle and just fall asleep? Couldn't they pretend to be a normal couple coming back from a normal high school party? Even if it wasn't the case, just once she'd like to lie to herself and say it was. She just wanted to pretend all the bad stuff away and be a kid, but everything in her life was forcing her to be an adult. "I'm sorry. I'm sorry." Elisa grabbed onto him and held him as though he'd fly away. Tears welled in her eyes. "I just have to forget sometimes."

Stress had never been something Elisa could deal with, but the last few years of her life had completely revolved around it. Stress, depression, all of it was so relentless and getting help had never felt like an option...but drugs? Drugs, alcohol and food were all things she could control. They were things that could make her forget or they gave her something to focus on, to devote herself to. If she wanted to act stupid and stop caring, she'd take a few pills or do a few shots. If she wanted to think about anything other than actual living, she'd count calories and measure the thickness of her thighs. What else could she do? In her mind there simply weren't healthy options and she didn't care to look for any. Part of her didn't want to get better and that part was consuming her at a faster rate than ever.

"I love you so much, I don't want to upset you. Let's just play pretend and act like it didn't happen." After all, that's what her parents had taught her best: hide your problems, bury your secrets. If the world thinks you're okay, then you ARE okay. The mantra of her life. "Tomorrow, we can be happy again if we just forget today." She put on a fake smile, her eyes dead - more so than usual...and god, did she wish the rest of her body would die with them.


"You changed your mind quick. I thought I repulsed you?"
"Went from shooting me down to making loads of little dirty comments didn't you? I just find it odd that's all."

She didn't remember some of what she had said earlier in the night, but she was quite sure she had never been repulsed by him. "Repulsed? I don't recall ever referring to you as repulsive." Maybe she had, but she didn't mean it. She always had a thing for men with tattoos and pretty faces...Or well, now she did. Something about him was alluring and she wanted to play with that for a while longer. "I just like to have fun, you didn't seem like the fun type. Can't a girl change her mind?" She teased.

Her eyes stayed on him while he disrobed and kept her smirk. "Look at you." She bit down on her lip and crawled up onto the bed with him, straddling his lap. "Does that make it my turn now?" She reached her hand up her back and pulled the zipper to her dress down. Turns out, she had a couple tattoos too: though they were quite small and feminine, nothing like what he had. One was inspired by Alice in Wonderland, a quote reading "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." and was located on her rib cage. The other was just a rose on her hip. They were fun and cute, nothing serious and nothing with any particularly deep meaning.

She kissed up his neck and when she reached his ear she whispered: "What was it you promised earlier? The best sex of my life? Think you can deliver?"

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"I'm sorry. I'm sorry."
"I just have to forget sometimes."


Beck just sighed and began to encase her into his chest. The bed was warm and the pair of them fit perfectly against each others bodies, but obviously he almost smothered her completely, but maybe that was a good thing. "That does not have to be your answer." He replied simply, in a almost harsh tone. "I don't know how you could ever think stuff like that to be your solution. I find they just make more issues." It was coming out that Beck actually used to be a little bit of a home cat and actually avoided parties like that, but gang culture had changed that, but it didn't mean that he enjoyed it. Of course the whole heroin situation had also kind of put him off as his whole body was aching for it and it was the most likely place where it would be available.

"I love you so much, I don't want to upset you. Let's just play pretend and act like it didn't happen."
"Tomorrow, we can be happy again if we just forget today."


"I wish it worked like that Elisa." He said looking down to her head on his chest and stealing a quick kiss. "I love you too...I just...find this whole thing hard you know?" Beck said before seeming to fall into a nasty day dream that must have kept him silent for a good 5 minutes or so. He was trying to shut out the idea that maybe leaving Elisa would be the better option, after all it did seem like he was just putting even more shit on her plate.

"Do you actually think they are fucking? Or what?" He asked Elisa with a chuckle, trying to brighten up the situation a little. "Part of me hopes not cause I'm gunna be honest with you I don't like Bex, but I guess if its one night it doesn't matter anyway. It's been a while since Leon has been with someone new though...it's normally just Millie."

~~~

"Repulsed? I don't recall ever referring to you as repulsive."

"You didn't seem to hold back your sharp tongue on me or Beck. He's not actually that much of an ass you know..." Leon told her with a smile, but quickly came to his alpha's defence. It was obvious had a lot of respect for him and didn't appreciate the tongue lashing she gave him, but either way it did not matter, he had to keep telling himself he was just getting laid.

"I just like to have fun, you didn't seem like the fun type. Can't a girl change her mind?"


"I didn't seem like the fun type! What does that even mean? Show me some fun then..." Leon said, watching her get undressed with focused eyes and followed her as she climbed on top of her. He had ached for this for so long. Someone new. Someone other than her.

"What was it you promised earlier? The best sex of my life? Think you can deliver?"

"You are doubting me way too much." He said with a voice like silk. He held her waist and stroked her stomach and hips before firmly grabbing her ass with a smile, then quite quickly and roughly grabbing her and twisting so that she actually became underneath him with his hands over her wrists. His arms were clearly packed with strength. "Am I not fun Rebecca...?"

First of all he kissed at her lips passionately and roughly, taking in her sweet taste as though he was inhaling something amazing and toxic. He wondered if she actually was alright with him doing that since kissing seemed like such a couple thing and could have been avoided in casual sex. It felt too intimate. Later he began moving down her neck and soon reaching her stomach before sharply biting at the inside of her thighs and then...

***

Leon lay there panting and breathless, totally satisfied and exhausted with the whole experience. It took him a few minutes to catch his breath and pull himself together before turning to the naked girl beside him. "W..Was that alright?" He asked her before pulling his arm around her and tucking her into him until they were spooning. "I fucking loved it..." The brunette pecked at her neck once more before propping his head on the pillow.

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Elisa.
"I love you too...I just...find this whole thing hard you know?"

"Oh ew. I don't like the sound of that." The sick feeling in her stomach wasn't just from the fact that she was still a little inebriated, or high from whatever pills she had taken at the party. She frowned. "Everything is hard. So why deal with it, when you can just...not? I don't get it. I tried dealing with things, but all it does is hurt?" Her words were more of a question, worded in a way that almost sounded innocent and unsure - like maybe she had done it wrong, or didn't quite understand.

"I think you care too much about me sometimes. I could die. When I get check ups they say all these things about my weight and how I should be hospitalized, but I never care. So why should you?" While the words themselves could come across as mean, her delivery was more inquisitive and she still had no control over what she was saying - or if she did, she simply didn't care enough to stop the words from coming out.

"Do you actually think they are fucking? Or what?"
"Part of me hopes not cause I'm gunna be honest with you I don't like Bex, but I guess if its one night it doesn't matter anyway. It's been a while since Leon has been with someone new though...it's normally just Millie."


"Bex isn't so bad once you get to know her, but I'm sure you'd say the same about Leon. I don't like Leon." Elisa said, making a face at the idea of her friend and Beck's friend doing the horizontal hokey pokey only a few rooms away. Not that she was absolutely worried about it, but it was still very weird and Leon was in a gang. Not that Elisa could really say anything about that, with her boyfriend leading that very gang, but she didn't want her friend involved either. "I wouldn't think too much about it. She doesn't get very attached. Commitment phobia or something. She had an ex that was pretty awful, decided not to get to close to boys or girls in a romantic sense after that." There was more to the story than that, but it wasn't Elisa's to tell. She shrugged.

"Please don't be mean to, Bex. I promise she can be a sweetheart. She's defensive over me. Like Leon is about you." She smiled, breathing him in, trying to ignore any negativity.

Bex.

"You didn't seem to hold back your sharp tongue on me or Beck. He's not actually that much of an ass you know..."

"And Elisa is crazy when she's stressed, but the kindest soul you'll ever meet when she's not. We defend our friends because we love them." Bex shrugged, as if this was some sort of no brainer. She barely knew the two boys, but she had known Elisa for years and would stand up for her until the day she died. If she was loyal to anyone, it was her best friend.

"Am I not fun Rebecca...?"

The use of Bex's full name had taken her off guard and that showed clearly on her face. Normally she'd absolutely despite being called Rebecca in place of her usual moniker, but there was something sexy about the way he had said it that made her want him even more. "Let's find out, Leon."

"W..Was that alright?"
"I fucking loved it..."


"Looking at you, I'd never guess you were the stuttering type, but that's twice now and it's absolutely adorable." Bex commented, a lazy grin on her face as she looked at him from the side of her eye. Her hair was now tousled and her eyeliner had run slightly, but she looked very content. "And what? You couldn't tell I was enjoying it? It was more than alright." It had been a long time since she had been with someone that...took his time, so to speak.

When he pulled her in to snuggle she tensed. It was warm and inviting and different, but her heart started pounding. The beat of it only increased when he kissed her neck. Her face flushed and she made a sound that could only be described as a purr before turning over so that her bare chest was on his. "You were right, I think we could have lots of fun." While most of her encounters were more along the lines of business deals, she decided that perhaps a friend with benefits wouldn't be so bad.

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"Oh ew. I don't like the sound of that."
"Everything is hard. So why deal with it, when you can just...not? I don't get it. I tried dealing with things, but all it does is hurt?"


"I love you...that's why." He said before taking her by surprise and meeting his lips with hers; it was a very smooth, honest and passionate kiss. He smiled. "Plus I'm a strong believer in the idea that you can't accept defeat if you have not even given up a good fight."

"I think you care too much about me sometimes. I could die. When I get check ups they say all these things about my weight and how I should be hospitalized, but I never care. So why should you?"

Beck sighed and rolled his eyes at her. "Now I'm just repeating myself. It's cause I love you...and..." He paused, pressing his lips together. "You don't love yourself." He told her, voice dark and monotone. "I don't think you realise how sick you are Elisa and how serious this is. I was kind of hoping this would end up as some kind of book cliche were you found something to live for, like me or some kind of life dream, but we all know its not really like that. Recovery is slow and hard...but I believe you are starting to fix yourself. Only you can do it."

"I wouldn't think too much about it. She doesn't get very attached. Commitment phobia or something. She had an ex that was pretty awful, decided not to get to close to boys or girls in a romantic sense after that."

"I see. Fair enough." He told her before nuzzling his face down into the bed sheets. A sudden realisation popped into his head about what she had said. "So is she bi or like are you just saying she's seriously not bothered about anyone anymore?" He asked, filled with curiosity. The phrase "boys or girls" just seemed so out of the norm to Beck

"Please don't be mean to, Bex. I promise she can be a sweetheart. She's defensive over me. Like Leon is about you."

He huffed rather heavily. "Maybe you should tell her to be less snappy then it would be a bit easier to keep my temper. It's not just me you know." But of course once she compared their relationship to his and Leon, he snapped his jaw shut.

"Do you want to get some sleep? You need to rest."

~~~

"Looking at you, I'd never guess you were the stuttering type, but that's twice now and it's absolutely adorable."

"I'm not actually the stuttering type..." Leon told her, trying to conceal the slightest of colour change in his cheeks. "It's just you, you get me all flustered I guess." He said, trying to laugh it off with a soft chuckle. It felt like he was saying and doing all the wrong things at this point after a casual fuck.

"And what? You couldn't tell I was enjoying it? It was more than alright."

The brunette grinned to himself, clearly very pleased and holding a lot of pride. "I aim to please. It's no fun if its just me benefiting from it. Plus seeing the faces you make just makes my day." He purred, pulling her more into his warm chest before resting his chin on the top of her head. This felt almost as good as the actual sex.

"You were right, I think we could have lots of fun."


"Oh really you are wanting more from me?" Leon asked. "I like that idea. A lot. Whenever you want Bex." He said with a voice like silk and a smile.

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"So is she bi or like are you just saying she's seriously not bothered about anyone anymore?"
"Do you want to get some sleep? You need to rest."


"I guess, but she's never outright said it. She just sort of goes with what feels right "in the moment", you know?" Elisa said, her eyes feeling heavy as she began to drift off. There was no way she would last another ten minutes with how tired she was and she didn't. She fell fast asleep, snuggled into beck the entire time.




Elisa had had a lot of hangovers in her life, but this one took the cake. She had a migraine from hell and felt like she hadn't slept in a week. All she wanted in life was a massive burger, but she wouldn't allow herself that. She groaned and rubbed the sleep from her eyes, her eyeliner smearing more than it already had from the night before. Beck was still asleep and she wasn't sure whether or not she should wake him up and after further consideration, she decided to leave a post it on his forehead saying she had gone downstairs. If only because it made her giggle a bit.

Life was barely beginning in the Grace household, with Jess cramming pancake after pancake in her mouth and Allison telling her to slow down at the dining table. The house smelled amazing, like syrup and cinnamon, and she could hear sizzling coming from the kitchen as well as some idle chit chat from Alan and what she assumed was Bex.

"And THAT's why you should never try to catch a pigeon." Bex told Alan and she had the man laughing pretty profusely.

"Do I even wanna know?" Elisa chimed in, making her presence known.

"Probably not, but it was a really great story."

"Where's Leon?"

"Sleeping, I'd assume, unless he took off through the window sometime after I came to get food."

"Did you...?"

"Absolutely and it was fantastic." Bex admitted with a fierce grin.

"You disgust me."

"As only best friends should."

Elisa snickered at that and Alan cleared his throat. "You know, I should tell your parents about this sleepover you've had. Bex told me all about it. Drinking but won't eat my food. Tsk." The older man chastised with a shake of his head. Elisa nearly had a heart attack and glared directly at her friend who shrugged. "But I won't, because I never much cared for your parents and I think it was good of you to not let them drive home after drinking. I had an aunt who was killed by a drunk driver. Nasty affair. I'm glad you're not so careless. Anyway, I've made cinnamon rolls and pancakes for you and your friends."

After that the skinny brunette breathed a sigh of relief and took a seat at the bar. "I'm not too hungry right now. Maybe an apple?" Elisa asked with a sheepish grin. Alan muttered something about her only ever eating apples, but got her one anyway. She had only nibbled at it by the time Jess ran up to sit on her lap, though she brought a coloring book with her and that meant she had a little time before the toddler decided to go full chatterbox.

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"We all know Millie isn't interested in me. I was just a replacement after you left her."

A wicked grin spread across Rebecca's face. "I don't know, I'd call that an upgrade." She said, throwing Leon a wink. There wasn't a single hint of jealousy in her tone, though she was slightly curious as to who this Millie girl was. Judging by Elisa's face, it was no one they'd make friends with any time soon...or ever, as her friend's face only grew more and more displeased as the boy's conversation carried on. Apparently, Elisa's circle was much larger than she originally thought and that made her more curious than her new fuck buddy's former - possibly still current - flame.

"Yeah well good for her. I'm with Elisa. Shut up"

At this point Elisa was red in the face and clearly embarrassed and uncomfortable with the conversation. She slid both her hands down her face in frustration and shook it simultaneously, the top knot on her head swaying in each direction. "Just the way I like to start my mornings. Sex talk with a side of ex girlfriend chat." Her head was on fire and she sipped at a glass of water Alan had just placed in front of her. She looked like Hell, with bags under her eyes and no intention of ever leaving her pajamas. Even Bex, who had done nothing but throw on jean shorts under a t-shirt that was three sizes too large, was looking more lively.

When the conversation had turned back to food, she only grew more uncomfortable and placed her forehead against the cool marble of the counter top. While the contact from Beck's hand was reassuring, it also sent a wave of guilt through her core. She wanted him to be happy and clearly her desire to eat very little to nothing at all, was doing the opposite...but she couldn't bring herself to change and told herself that Beck simply didn't understand why restricting herself was necessary. She couldn't just binge, that would make her weak. Far weaker than she already viewed herself as and her mother would notice and she'd disappoint that woman again. For so long she told herself that if she didn't eat, she and everyone else could be happy, but now that Beck had noticed it was shattering her ideology and all she could think to do was convince him that she was okay. After last night she was sure that that would never be possible.

He wanted her to get better, she knew that, but she also knew that that would likely require a stay at a rehabilitation center and she was no about to do that. Not until a couple men in white coats forced it on her.

"Good morning."

"Good morning. Look at you, all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Freak." Bex teased, taking note of his cleaned up appearance. She tossed a plate of pancakes his way, as well as adding more to her own stack. She had always been a bottomless pit for food and because of it, she was thankful for her sky high metabolism. Without it, she'd be obese.

"How about the princess and her companion have to battle this giant ginger cat! Look how nasty it is!"

Jess had begun giggling quite loudly and clapping her hands by the time the cat was drawn, a huge smile spread over her face. She was an adorable, if not slightly loud, red headed ball of sunshine. "You draw good!" Scribbling some more illegible doodles on the paper with multiple colors. "I want to draw good like Beck." She announced to pretty much everyone in the kitchen, with her crayons still in hand.

Elisa smiled. "Look at how beautiful your drawings are now! I'd say you're almost there, Jessie." She cooed, sounding far more like a mother than a big sister.

Jessa smiled triumphantly, before sitting back down on Beck's lap as she had stood up on it moments before to make her little announcement.

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(This post is so bad I don't know what to follow up with at all. :c

Hey I'm wondering where we could lead the plot to after this. Something gang related with Malachai? Or Bex finding out about the gang? Or Elisa's parents have a run in with Beck? Or anything? Lets think up some ideas~)


"I don't know, I'd call that an upgrade."

Leon grinned at her response but it was somewhat forced. Even though he kept telling himself he was not interested in Millie he always found himself trying to please her and often became jealous about her obsession with Beck. He was fond of the red haired female and was tired of her acting coldly towards him due to her keeping the 'relationship' very simple. Of course he could not expect any more, and it was likely to be the same with Bex. Maybe he just did not come across as the boyfriend type.

"Just the way I like to start my mornings. Sex talk with a side of ex girlfriend chat."

"Sorry Elisa. Not me that brought up the conversation." Beck told her in a dull tone while giving Leon a hard glare. He then turned to his girlfriend and gave her a reassuring kiss on the cheek. hoping that was the end of that topic.

"Good morning. Look at you, all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Freak."

The brunette instantly began to dig into his breakfast. He ate politely and seemed to have the manners of someone who did not quite match his persona. "I just like to get up and get ready. Why waste the day?...and it was either these or just my boxers though I'm sure it would only be Elisa and the chef to complain if that happened." Leon chucked to himself which caused Beck to roll his blue eyes and tut, quickly forgiving his friend after a quick joke.

"You draw good!"
"I want to draw good like Beck."
"Look at how beautiful your drawings are now! I'd say you're almost there, Jessie."


"Why thank you little sparrow. I love your drawings too! I'll keep teaching you like my Dad used to teach m...me, he likes to draw as well." Beck told her, realising half way through the sentence that it sounded as though he was declaring that he would take on a fatherly role with Jess by following his own Dads ways. At that point he seemed to almost choke on air. Awkwardly the blonde pushed his fingers through his hair like he always did when nervous before pulling Jess off his lap and gently placing her onto the chair. He then proceeded to collect up the places and stack them on the side by Alan, just to give him something to do rather than sit there feeling awful.

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The fun was ruined when the front door opened and in walked a woman, approximately in her forties, with short blonde hair, slim, and a few inches shorter than Elisa though they shared the same eyes and bone structure. Though where Elisa's features were often soft, this woman's were sharp and everything about her seemed cold as ice. Diana Grace looked every bit as mean and awful as both Elisa and Bex had described her, with the added bonus that - despite her short stature, she seemingly looked down her nose at everyone in the room.

"Elisa, it's a little early for guests, isn't it?" Her words were clipped and short. Both Bex and Elisa were tensed, even little Jess's demeanor changed and she had put down her crayons, looking down at the colored pages before her.

"They just...They had no where else to go last night," Elisa tried to explain, her voice strained.

"And why would that be?" The woman's lips formed into a tight line, looking every bit as disgusted as Elisa was terrified.

Elisa wracked her brain for an explanation that just wouldn't come, there was nothing she could say that wouldn't get her in immense amounts of trouble. "I...they...I'm sorry, mom."

The woman glanced from Leon to Beck, looking them up and down, judging them and disgusted by what her daughter had brought into her house. Tattoos, long hair, it was like she had brought home another Malachai. Diana would never understand where her daughter had developed a taste for such low lifes. She had been raising such a disappointment.

"They just needed a place to stay for the night they were supposed to be gone befo-" Elisa tried to speak but was almost instantly cut off.

"Before I got home to my house and discovered my daughter with two less than savory men at my breakfast bar? And honestly, Rebecca, I'm sure your father will be very upset about this." Diana's gaze turned to Elisa's friend with a harsh glare, Bex's eyes turning from a blank stare to something that looked slightly like fear - though her face didn't change.

"Well who are they then, Elisa? Don't tell me I'm going to get anymore special announcements." The blonde shot a glare at the red headed kid, though it was only for a brief moment. Elisa stared at her mother in disbelief.

"No- What!? Jesus. It's just Leon and Beck. Kids from school. Friends. I'm allowed to have those, aren't I?" Elisa immediately regretted letting the slight attitude in her voice seep out. Her mother's usually icy face turned into something like disgusted rage.

"If this is what you choose to befriend, then no. Are you trying to ruin my life Elisa? Your father's? The Grace Family has a reputation to uphold and you're constantly trying to ruin it with your 'friends' and antics, you ungrateful little thing. If one of your father's associates saw you hanging around with these people, do you think they'd want to do business? They look like they belong in a gang." If the situation wasn't so tense, Elisa might have laughed at the irony, though she doubted her mother would be as amused.

"Can you not insult them? They're right fucking there and you don't even know them." The longer the conversation continued the more defensive Elisa was growing and she knew that there was no way this was going to end well.

"No but I know you and honestly, Elisa. This rebelling phase of yours has gone on long enough," Diana snapped.

"Rebelling phase? Are you kidding me?"

"What would I be 'kidding you' about, Elisa? The constant trips to the hospital over your attention getting stunts, the low life's you just can't seem to stop whoring around with, the drug use, refusing to get rid of a mistake and making your father and I take care of it for you."

Jess. Her mother had taken target at Jess in that sentence. Elisa lost it. "Get rid of a mistake? A fucking mistake. How about we stop calling her that every time we argue."

"I think you're friends should leave before we continue that conversation-" This time Diana was cut off.

"Why? So you're not embarrassed? You think they're scum anyway, why does their opinion matter? Because it could get out into the public? I can scream it out right here. You want me to rebel why don't I just start by telling everyone in this god damn room that I have a fucking daught-" Elisa didn't even really see it coming when her mother slapped her and it wasn't a particularly small slap either and echoed throughout the kitchen, leaving a red hand print on her face.

"I said it once and I'll say it again. It's time for your friends to go," Diana growled, glaring at Elisa.

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Beck felt sick to his stomach the moment this woman walked in the room. He had been expecting to run into her at somepoint but was not sure of when it would occur and to be honest he never imagined the situation would play out this badly. He never imagined that such a stone cold woman could exist. The blonde froze in his chair and suddenly looked very small. Send someone running at him with a knife

"Before I got home to my house and discovered my daughter with two less than savory men at my breakfast bar? And honestly, Rebecca, I'm sure your father will be very upset about this."

Beck slammed his hands upon the table and pushed himself out of his seat, glaring directly at the woman with his mouth gaping. He could not believe what he had just heard leave her mouth. He was so angry he was shaking but could not bring himself to move or speak up.

"Well who are they then, Elisa? Don't tell me I'm going to get anymore special announcements."


"Oh my god..." He murmured, now actually physically upset as well as angry. How could she talk like this? In front of everyone? To her own daughter. It actually made tears prickle in his blue iced eyes. He looked over to Elisa, expecting her to break at any second and he wanted nothing more than to scoop her up and rush her out of the door. He could not let his girlfriend live with this bitch.

"No- What!? Jesus. It's just Leon and Beck. Kids from school. Friends. I'm allowed to have those, aren't I?"
"If this is what you choose to befriend, then no. Are you trying to ruin my life Elisa? Your father's? The Grace Family has a reputation to uphold and you're constantly trying to ruin it with your 'friends' and antics, you ungrateful little thing. If one of your father's associates saw you hanging around with these people, do you think they'd want to do business? They look like they belong in a gang."


Beck fell back into his seat as she said the last phrase, his heart thudding so hard in his chest he was wondering if this was the beginning of a panic attack. "We haven't done anything wrong..." He said, sounding very innocent and kind of like a young afraid child. "We haven't done anything and you still make plain nasty judgements. I..I'm sure that we aren't the issue here..." He stammered, voice monotone as he was trying his best not to spit out his mind.

"No but I know you and honestly, Elisa. This rebelling phase of yours has gone on long enough,"


"You literally came home to have your daughter sat eating breakfast with friends...any normal mother would be so pleased to see that but of course you-"

Leon cut Beck short, rising out of his chair and standing like a giant, broad shoulders and poker faced. "Excuse me Mam but I do believe that the correct phase here I could use to counter you with is to not judge a book by it's cover and you are being socially disrespectful and its a pleasant trait. Your daughter is old enough to decide who she wants to be acquaintance with and if you choose your job and lifestyle over her personal happiness I think you should rethink her life choices. If you are seriously that unhappy with her behaviour maybe you should seek to support her rather than scold her for simply finding some company. Children with out a good parent-child relationship may rebel so before you point fingers, maybe try and take a look at yourself as a family." He was oddly well spoken and it was the first time Leon had said something that contained more than a few words. He was trying to get on her level but doubted she was going to take in any of it.

"What would I be 'kidding you' about, Elisa? The constant trips to the hospital over your attention getting stunts, the low life's you just can't seem to stop whoring around with, the drug use, refusing to get rid of a mistake and making your father and I take care of it for you."

"Get rid of a mistake? A fucking mistake. How about we stop calling her that every time we argue."
"I think you're friends should leave before we continue that conversation-"
"Why? So you're not embarrassed? You think they're scum anyway, why does their opinion matter? Because it could get out into the public? I can scream it out right here. You want me to rebel why don't I just start by telling everyone in this god damn room that I have a fucking daught-"

The whole room fell silent and so Leon's assumptions were confirmed, but in a way he didn't want it to be. He wondered if Jess knew what was happening and what they were saying, but maybe her tiny brain could not piece it together. Either way she shouldn't have been seeing this. Elisa shouldn't have experienced it.

Beck was shaking and now tears were visible in his eyes. Of course he dashed forwards and pulled Elisa into his arms, checking her red hot face and dragging her away from her attacker. "YOU BITCH! You slapped your own daughter! You're meant to love her! Can you not see you are the one that's killing her!? With her eating? With how fucking upset she is so she aches for any sense of happiness she can get!? YOU'RE KILLING HER!" The blonde completely lost it, yelling at the woman to the point where Leon had to grab him and pull him back.

"I said it once and I'll say it again. It's time for your friends to go,"

"We have no right to stay on your property but you have no right to keep Elisa here. You actually don't." Leon told her while heading towards the door. "You don't want to stay here do you?"

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"YOU BITCH! You slapped your own daughter! You're meant to love her! Can you not see you are the one that's killing her!? With her eating? With how fucking upset she is so she aches for any sense of happiness she can get!? YOU'RE KILLING HER!"

"Young men, I suggest you stay in your place and keep your mouth out of matters that don't really concern you." Diana's glare focusing on the two of them. They were both simply pests in her eyes, no better or important than a mosquito. Her arms were crossed and her posture perfect, as though nothing out of the ordinary or wrong had occurred. "I have standards in my family, very high standards, and when they aren't meant I will deal with it in the way I see most fit, and that is absolutely none of your business. Now leave before I call the police." She sniped.

Jess had started crying, her face clearly confused and very upset. Elisa was still standing, stunned as a familiar sting spread across her face. Everything was starting to feel more and more chaotic and overwhelming as he seconds passed. Beck was screaming, Leon was holding him back. It was all a mess and it couldn't have been more than fifteen minutes before that they had all been chatting and having a decent enough time. She pulled away from Beck who had latched onto her and moved towards the little red head girl, who had now left tear stains on all of her drawings. "Was that scary, Sunshine? I'm so sorry." Elisa whispered, picking Jess up and holding on to her.

"Ma..Ma's...so mad again." The tiny girl's word's were broken up by sobs and sniffles.

"I know but it's not your fault, not at all." Elisa cooed, pressing her lips on top of Jess's head.

"We have no right to stay on your property but you have no right to keep Elisa here. You actually don't."
"You don't want to stay here do you?"


She wanted to leave and follow Beck, Leon and Bex out that door, but with the little girl she loved so much in her arms she knew that was an impossibility. She had to stay here, in her Hell, until she was at least eighteen and could take off with all the money she had been saving. Even if it was just for a few hours, with as upset as Jess was she couldn't just leave her behind to cry with her nanny while her grandma ignored her. No, this was her responsibility and the hole that she had dug for herself, that one day she would either claw her way out of or die trying. "I have too," Her voice broken.

Diana smirked, as though this was all so melodramatic and uncalled for.

Jess began to hiccup as she cried, her face buried in the space between Elisa's shoulder and neck. The poor thing was so confused by the events, not understanding why all the adults were yelling and hitting. She knew something was very wrong, but didn't know what or why. She also knew that Diana was very, very mean and always talked to Elisa like that - though she rarely spoke to Jess at all.

Bex had headed for the door, but not before brushing her hand over Elisa's shoulder in comfort. "You know you can always come stay with me, right?"

"Yeah I know, thanks Bex." Elisa said with a half hearted smile, before turning to Beck and Leon. "Sorry you had to see that."

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"Young men, I suggest you stay in your place and keep your mouth out of matters that don't really concern you."
"I have standards in my family, very high standards, and when they aren't meant I will deal with it in the way I see most fit, and that is absolutely none of your business. Now leave before I call the police."


"Of course it is our business! We care about her!" Beck spat, filled with emotion that was quickly bubbling out of him like lava from a eruption. It was messy. His face was red and his eyes puffy and wet. He was so sick of this women and it hurt him to know Elisa had been living with her torture her whole life. It was no wonder she was struggling mentally. "Clearly we care about her more than you!"

"Was that scary, Sunshine? I'm so sorry."
"Ma..Ma's...so mad again."
"I know but it's not your fault, not at all."

The blonde lowered his head. This house was so messed up. Jess had to spend her young life experiencing this trauma too and he knew that Elisa would always stay at her side no matter what leaving her no room to escape from this mess. Maybe it would be easier if the family just told the truth about Elisa having a daughter, but of course he could tell this woman would never have that.

"I have too,"


Of course. He was right, and he felt so pathetic for not being able to help her or Jess.

The sisterly pair comforted one and other in a way that reminded Beck and Leon of themselves. It was kind of odd really, seeing friendship from a different point of view. Even though he was not too fond of Bex's bitterness he was happy his girlfriend had someone who had always been there for her.

Leon guided Beck towards the door but all he did was keep his eyes locked upon his girlfriend. He needed to scoop her up and kiss her and hold her. Anything to make her feel that little bit less broken than before, but he didn't know if it was wise and was positive that Elisa wouldn't be happy if he did. So he just glared at her, looking lost and guilty for not doing something. He turned to Jess and put on his bravest and widest smile. "I'll cya later yeah Jess? You keep practising drawing so you can show me how much you have improved next time alright?" He told her before looking up to Elisa, his heart breaking.

"Sorry you had to see that."

"Sorry you have to live it." Beck told her, so tired of all the shit that he knew nothing he could say could lower her Mother's expectations of him any more. "Goodbye." Leon said simply, face grim before pulling on Beck's arm, knowing he would stay in the doorway forever if he could.

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Elisa:
I love you. I miss you. I'm okay.
Beck:
Oh my god. Please don't ignore me like that. I love you too. Can we see each other soon? Or is that not a option at the moment?
Image attached.
Maybe its not the best time to see each other, but if he knows where you live...
I don't know if you can stay there. I don't know what to do Elisa.
Elisa:
If it's not one things it's another. :/ It's probably not even his. Just a kid trying to freak people out.
There's nothing you can do.
Mom leaves for Japan tonight. Jess starts preschool again tomorrow. I can go over later tonight, if that makes you feel better?
Beck:
Maybe it would be best if we come picked you up considering everything.
What time do you want us to come about?
Hey please reply? xx
Elisa.



"She's not replying..." Beck began to pace the grass backwards and forwards time and time again, clutching the phone in his hand. He had a lump growing in his throat and every so often the boy would look over his shoulder in the direction that the message was left in to check if anyone was tailing him. "Why would she not reply. She knows we need a reply." He stammered, his heart pounding in his chest. "Beck calm down." Millie told him, rolling her eyes as an attempt at trying to hide her concern. The red head moved into his path so that he would halt the crazed pacing. "Her bitch of a mother has probably taken her phone off her or something. It seems like the most likely situation." Leon told him, but as time went on, the likeliness of that decreased.

The group sat in silence for a long time. A while after that they headed back to the flat, where conversation was still limited and Beck continued to show signs of great anxiety. Suddenly he outbursted. "It's so fucking obvious! He gave a warning and then he carried out the threat. I don't even understand why you guys are even contemplating why she isn't replying. We need to go. Now." The blonde stood up, but Millie instantly placed a hand on his shoulder and pushed him back onto the sofa. "Babe, you already mentioned that her Mom had not left yet. By the sounds of it you seriously got you're asses kicked when you bumped into her lost time. I'm sure Elisa would not appreciate the drama again either." She smiled softly. "Just be patient."

Millie then began to tease, adjusting her posture and putting on a serious serious expression. She then left the room and re-entered the room, gasping, and then began to harshly point at the two men. "Look at these two scallywags you are hanging about with Elisa! They look like something the cat dragged in! I forbid you to involve yourself with...murders!" The red head mimicked rather humorously. Beck actually managed to chuckle at her joking, but Leon did not see the funny side of it. In fact he seemed rather uncomfortable.

"I'm texting Bex. If she goes to check on her, its less likely for her Mother to breath fire on her."



Leon:
Hey could you do us a favour? Could you just visit Elisa for a second since we aren't welcome at her place? Please don't ask questions, just do this for me.


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Leon:
Hey could you do us a favour? Could you just visit Elisa for a second since we aren't welcome at her place? Please don't ask questions, just do this for me.

Rebecca:
Lucky for you kids, I just wrapped up some lessons. You owe me. My place tonight? ;)




Rebecca didn't mind checking up on Elisa at all and had she not been asked, she probably would have at least called the girl to see if she was alright. Everything that had happened the last time they were all there had been intense and awkward, especially after Elisa had all but admitted to having a kid. The whole event had been on repeat for the last few days and she had felt ridiculously bad about leaving her there, but she wasn't sure what else she could do. She shuttered at the thought of having to face Diana again, who had already gotten her in loads of trouble with her dad - though he was nowhere near as awful as that cold woman.

Leon had caught her at a good time too, as she had just finished up with her music lessons that often consumed her too much to even glance at her phone. If she had one healthy escape, her violin was it, though it was not a skill she often shared with people. She through the instrument in its case and headed to her car, a cigarette hanging from her lips all the while. Something about his text was bothering her, it had seemed so urgent even though she replied with something light hearted and flirty. Her stomach turned as she drove into Elisa's neighborhood, taking note of some red head kid climbing over an ivy covered wall - though she paid it no mind thinking it was just some kid who wanted to see the fancy houses in the gated community.

When she pulled up to her friends house, the first thing she noticed was that the front door was open and that was entirely unusual. It wasn't like them to not have that thing dead bolted with an alarm set. She got out of her car and walked through the front door. The side table that usual bore some sort of flower and vase in the doorway was knocked over. "Elisa?" Rebecca called out, earning no response. She pulled out her phone.

Rebecca:
Something's wrong.

She texted out quickly and started running up the stairs.

---

Elisa wasn't sure what to do when she heard Bex come in through the door. She had been holding a sleeping Jess in a corner, the poor baby having cried herself into exhaustion. Elisa herself was in a state of shock, just rocking the baby back and forth, her neck still bleeding though she seemed not to notice at all. So Malachai really was alive and as crazy as Beck had said. He had seen Jess, the little red headed girl who couldn't possibly be her sister. Her brain was having trouble processing it all.

"Jesus fuck, Elisa. What happened?" She heard Bex exclaim.

"Jess's dad," Elisa answered.

"What do you mean her dad? What's going on? Oh my God you're bleeding." Bex frantically searched for something to wipe off all the blood that had amassed on her neck, wanting to see how deep the wound really went. She settled on some doily that had been left out as decoration.

Seeing her best friend's face full of worry and upset, knowing that Rebecca was usually so carefree, turned Elisa into a crying mess who proceeded to tell her friend everything - careful to leave out the part about Beck and Leon being in a gang, as that wasn't her story to tell. But she told her everything about Malachai and her parents and how they made her lie about Jessa being her sister. As Elisa cried, Bex held her not knowing what to say, but who would? Elisa didn't expect her to say anything. It was a shitty situation that she had let continue on for far too long.

"Look, E, go take a shower. I'll put Jess in bed. Leon and Beck should be on there way. I think we should call the poli-" Bex began to ramble but Elisa cut her off.

"No cops. I don't need that right now."

"But he literally cut you. Beck is gonna be furious."

"No. Cops."

"Okay..." Bex shook her head in resignation.

Elisa did however, take her advice and quickly rinsed off in the shower and changed her clothes. The cut on her neck looked like it would need stitches and she cursed under her breath. The shirt she had been wearing was stained down the front and made her sick to look at.

Why did this become my life? I should just end it. Dark thoughts crept into her mind as she stared into the mirror, noticing her skeletal frame and dead eyes. She tried to remember a time when she was happy, truly happy, and struggled to think of a time that was more than just a fleeting moment with Beck. When had she had prolonged happiness? Had she ever? All she could remember was pain and numbness. She couldn't deal with this much longer. She didn't want to. It was too much. She was too much trouble for Beck, too much trouble for her family...No one benefits from me being alive.

She turned and exited the bathroom, sliding down a wall and taking a seat on the floor, waiting for the commotion that Beck and Leon would likely bring. She put her head on her neck. More blood. Good, maybe it'll kill me.

Unlikely, but part of her still hoped. "Jesus, it's still bleeding?" Bex groaned, having found an actual rag somewhere and pressed it against neck. "I thought for sure all that was just from the initial wound. Damn it. I hope your boyfriend knows how to stitch because I am not about to MacGyver that shit."

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Leon:
Hey could you do us a favour? Could you just visit Elisa for a second since we aren't welcome at her place? Please don't ask questions, just do this for me.

Rebecca:
Lucky for you kids, I just wrapped up some lessons. You owe me. My place tonight? ;)


Leon:
Would I ever say no?



Of course Leon now had a big grin on his face that made Millie almost snarl under her breath. It was obvious what he had just read and she was not exactly jealous of it since she had absolutely 0 interest in Leon, but still she did not like the idea of being put second. First she came second due to Elisa, taking Beck completely out of hands, and now this. Part of her felt unwanted, but the girl could never understand that you could have a none intimate friendship with men.


Leon:
Hey could you do us a favour? Could you just visit Elisa for a second since we aren't welcome at her place? Please don't ask questions, just do this for me.

Rebecca:
Lucky for you kids, I just wrapped up some lessons. You owe me. My place tonight? ;)


Leon:
Would I ever say no?

Rebecca:
Something's wrong.




"Oh shit." Leon hissed before turning to phone to Beck. His faced dropped into something dismal and for a second the room seemed to stand completely still, before all of a sudden it fell into a manic rush. Millie slung a prepacked bag-pack of medical supplies over her shoulder while Leon grabbed the keys for his car. Before Beck reached for his coat he began raiding the drawers, pulling out a small handgun that he quickly shoved into his pocket. "Hey! Hey! I'm sure its not that type of situation.." Leon scolded him, but the blonde ignored him and headed for the car.

***

"Elisa! ELISA!" Beck stormed into the house with the pair close at his heels. His face was burning a bright crimson and his eyes were mad with fear. It was true about what they say when humans get scared; fight or flight was a legitimate thing and even though the youth appeared to be absolutely horrified, he stormed the house with the metal weapon clutches in his hand and his arm outstretched like a mad man. "GET AWAY." He yelled finding a body leant over Elisa, jumping to a misjudgement and readying his shot. It was only when Leon began basically screaming and shoving Beck out of aim, did he realise it was just Bex.

"Oh my god..." He stammered at the sight of her wound and also at the realisation that he had almost pumped his girlfriends best friend full of lead. Beck's palms began to shake as he outstretched to comfort Elisa, but was quickly declined the interaction by Millie who had quickly pushed passed him to see to the girls gash. Today her red hair was plaited one side and her eyes were boldly lined with black, as usual she wore a very low cut shirt and a flattering push up bra. "Alright then. So I'm going to first make sure the bleeding has just about stopped before disinfecting it, which is going to sting a fair bit. Then we can get you all stitched up alright? Could you go lay somewhere to make it easier for both of us?" Millie asked, oddly polite considering their differences, but she didn't fuck around when it came to things like this.

"I'm going to have to k..kill him aren't I? He is never going to leave us alone..." Beck began to sob lightly, choking on his own breath.

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"Elisa! ELISA!"
"GET AWAY."

"Whoa whoa, what the fuck!?" Bex yelled jumping away from Elisa with her arms up. "I know you don't exactly like me, but damn. I think that's a little unnecessary." She honestly couldn't believe the boy had brought a gun and had pointed it at her. For all the trouble Rebecca got herself in, this was the first time anyone had ever pointed a gun in her face. In her lifetime she had gotten in more fights than she could count, mostly just to stir shit up and add some excitement in her life, but clearly these people weren't playing a game. How Elisa got mixed up in it, she had no idea and she wasn't sure she wanted to find out.

Bex looked over at Leon, a look of worry on her face that was quite uncommon for her. She straightened her clothes, having opted for a flannel over a band tee and ripped denim shorts and looking a little bit like she had walked right out of the nineties grunge scene. With one look at Millie, she had regretted her apparel. She had no idea she'd be competing with Mermaid McBoobs. She mentally slapped herself for thinking like that at a tension filled time like this one, but she honestly couldn't help herself.

"Alright then. So I'm going to first make sure the bleeding has just about stopped before disinfecting it, which is going to sting a fair bit. Then we can get you all stitched up alright? Could you go lay somewhere to make it easier for both of us?"

Elisa had been uncomfortably quiet during the whole affair with the gun. She hadn't known what to expect and honestly? She wouldn't care if a bullet accidentally left the chamber and made a new home in her skull. She looked Millie over with indifference. "Maybe I'll bleed out, you'd like that wouldn't you?" In the dead of her eyes something dark flickered through. She didn't look or sound like Elisa Grace anymore. She was just a shadow.

"Yooo, Elisa. I know you're kind of fucked up and I respect your depressing sentiment, but I think Jess has seen enough for one day? But I mean, if you're chill with that, I don't judge." Bex piped up with an uncomfortable laugh, putting a stray piece of hair behind her ear as she shifted from foot to foot.

At the mention of Jess, whatever trance Elisa had put herself in was broken...or maybe, just a little cracked. Either way, she let out a sigh and moved herself to her bed, where Millie would be able to stitch her up and make everything all better.

Every secret Elisa had seemed to be out on the open. It was obvious she had some kind of eating disorder, everyone that counted now knew she had kid and every well she had ever built was forcefully being ripped down. This wasn't the type of freedom she wanted and she felt like she had been stripped bare, before she was ready. Now with Malachai back in her life, for real now as she had seen him, it was that much worse. Nothing in her life was what she thought it was. The secrets she had guarded for so long were gone and now she was breaking herself down, numbing the fear that came with all the revelations.

"I'm going to have to k..kill him aren't I? He is never going to leave us alone..."

"He's pretty fixated on getting back at you for his leg. At least, that's what he said." Elisa said flatly, looking over at Beck. She knew he was upset and on the verge of a breakdown, she could hear it in his voice and see it in his face. She wanted him to be happy and for this to end. She kept praying for a happy day that, she knew now, would never come. She clenched her jaw as tears started for form in her eyes and a knot in her throat. Why couldn't they have one moment of peace? Just one. That's all she wanted, one moment where she could breathe.

"We could just leave. Skip town. Get out of here." Elisa choked out, finally some emotion leaking into her words.

At this point, Bex's jaw was slack and she was having a hard time keeping up with all the craziness that was being said. "You're all twisted, but before you sit around and wallow in said twistiness, I suggest we dip. Ice Queen or Nanny McPhee could be back at any minute."

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"I know you don't exactly like me, but damn. I think that's a little unnecessary."

"He's just a little...unstable at the minute" Leon told her, while reaching to pull the gun from Beck's hands. For a second or two, the blonde boy refused too let go, but slowly unfolded his fist to allow his partner to take it. It was clear he was shaking. Leon quickly unloaded the weapon before tucking it into his pocket. Out of sight? Out of mind? "Hey...Are you alright?" He asked softly, putting a comforting hand on Bex's back. He stood maybe a little too close to her.

"Maybe I'll bleed out, you'd like that wouldn't you?"


Millie gritted her teeth, already finding this woman utterly exhausting. "Do you have to be so dramatic? Would I be here to sow you up if I did? No. I knew what the likely situation was. I could have just stayed at home, but I didn't." Her eyes narrowed darkly and she shot a glance over in Beck's direction. "Maybe you should be more appreciative of my work." She advised her, reminding Elisa of his now almost fully healed stomach wound. It was rather likely that the gang leaded would have died with out her help.

"Yooo, Elisa. I know you're kind of fucked up and I respect your depressing sentiment, but I think Jess has seen enough for one day? But I mean, if you're chill with that, I don't judge."


"Where is Jess! Is she alright? Oh my god what happened. Did he hurt her? Does he even know about her?" Beck's heart began to race as he dashed along the hallway, dipping his head in and out of each room in search for the small girl. "Elisa...what happened?" He said turning back towards his girlfriend before Millie stopped her filling him in. "She can talk when she doesn't have blood gushing from her throat okay?" She demanded, kneeling beside the bed and starting to work on her neck. Beck held her hand as the redhead began to fix her up, but he still had to turn away.

"You're all twisted, but before you sit around and wallow in said twistiness, I suggest we dip. Ice Queen or Nanny McPhee could be back at any minute."

"I'm almost done....Just a little while longer." The crimson haired woman explained. "Who are you again? Elisa's friend?" The girl questioned, of course she knew who she was, but still was curious about her response regarding her relationship with Leon. Still Millie never took her eyes off Elisa's wound, and was clearly rather talented and focused on sewing, even for a gang nurse.

"Should we head back to the flats?" Leon suggested, earning a small nod from Millie. "Does Jess have someone to care for her?" Beck asked, concerned about the little redheads safety.

***

"I'm done." Annouced Millie, stepping back from the bed and allowing Elisa to get up. "Please don't do anything that might open it back up."

"We could just leave. Skip town. Get out of here."

"Elisa..." Beck sighed softly, and even though it appeared like he was seriously considering it, he followed up with, "I don't think I can just leave my g-" He paused, realising that Bex was unaware of the situation; he fixed his false start. "...everyone. Where would we get the money? What about Jess? What about my Dad? It's not that simple."

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"Hey...Are you alright?"

"In the words of the 9th doctor, fantastic." Bex said with a cheesy smile, though she was obviously shaken by having a gun in her face. She tensed slightly when Leon touched her, still on edge and a little less cool than she usually was. For the most part, she acted like she didn't have a care in the world.

"You're a fucking nerd." Elisa chimed in, bloody but it had made her laugh. Though seeing that her friend was a little out of sorts, she gave her a look of sympathy.

"I may be a nerd, but I'm a damn cute one." Bex shrugged.

"Maybe you should be more appreciative of my work."

Elisa rolled her eyes hard. The only reason the girl had actually come down was to impress Beck and honestly, Elisa wished she hadn't, if for that reason alone. "Super glad you didn't let my boyfriend die and that you came to my rescue too." She growled, obviously sarcastic and not in the mood to go back and forth with this girl like she had every time she ran into her. There was no way they could be friends any time soon.

"I'm almost done....Just a little while longer."
"Who are you again? Elisa's friend?"


"Bex Taylor. Why, you interested?" The dark haired girl said with a flirty grin and a wink. She laughed when Elisa rolled her eyes. It was all in good fun and meant to tease. While she found Millie attractive, she could sense something there that meant she didn't want to get involved. She didn't often sleep with girls, she found them way too clingy and often got butt-hurt if she didn't text them back five minutes after they left her bed. She wasn't about that life and honestly, watching the red head stitch up her friend made her a little queasy. Stitches made her skin crawl and remembering the feeling of getting them made her all the more uncomfortable. Plus, she was pretty sure this is the girl that had slept with both Leon and Beck and that just screamed headache.

"Does Jess have someone to care for her?"
"I'm done."
"Please don't do anything that might open it back up."


"Only in your wildest dreams would I do that." Elisa retorted, getting off the bed and examining the cut in the mirror. She frowned, knowing that this meant she'd have to wear her hair down for a while and she hated wearing it down. In fact, she very rarely let it leave a pony tail, even when she slept. She thought she had too much to deal with, but didn't have the heart to cut it off either. She sighed and turned to face the others, exhaustion deep in her eyes.

"Jess's nanny will be here soon. I can meet up with you later, but she's pretty freaked out. I don't know what to do."

"I'm still kind of blown away you have a kid. You look too tiny for that shit." Bex told her, not thinking.

"Good genetics?" Elisa joked.

Bex snickered. "That's totally it." It was a pretty dark thing to joke about, but they were doing it none-the-less.

"...everyone. Where would we get the money? What about Jess? What about my Dad? It's not that simple."

"Nothing's that simple is it?" She frowned, staring out her bedroom window. She was pretty sure if things continued they way they were, she wouldn't be here much longer anyway. The thought comforted her, rather than scared her. If Elisa could choose to sleep forever, without dreams, without feeling, she would do it and she was pretty sure she was well on her way to reaching that goal. "Whatever. I'll meet you guys wherever you decide to go, once I figure out what I'm doing with Jess for the night."

She could feel tears stinging her eyes and with that, she turned and grabbed Beck, holding on to him with all she had. "I love you." She whispered.