Author: Katie Travanion PM
Set a few months after Sarah has died. What if Alice had never come to Leopard's Den? How would he have coped with Sarah's death? Would Danny and Alice have still met? Was it fate? Please give it chance, read and review. Thank You. xRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,255 - Reviews: 36 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10-16-10 - Published: 05-30-10 - id: 6010543
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Hello again, I'm going to try and aim to update every weekend from now on, hopefully your still enjoying this story!
Quick reminder for previous chapter, everyone has now found out about Danny and Alice and Liv has just run off crying.
Chapter 12- The cracks are beginning to show
"I'll go speak to her in a minute" I said disappointed that she wasn't happy I had managed to find someone else. I can't blame her, I'd feel the same way, her mum hasn't been dead five minutes and I'm already moving on but I can't help who I fall in love with. Surely you should be happy for someone when they fall in love. I know she'll come around eventually but what will it cost, how much heartbreak will it cause?
"Congratulations Danny, I'm really happy for you son" Dupe broke the tension
"Thanks Dupe it means a lot, I know it's not been long since we lost Sarah but Alice has helped me so much, if it wasn't for her I'd still be moping around in Glasgow on my own feeling sorry for myself. I love her" I told Dupe emotionally looking down at my soul mate. She looked up at me smiling her beautiful smile which always made my heart melt.
"I'm really happy for you both mate" This followed congratulations from the whole family but the one acceptance I wanted was from Liv who was as close as a daughter to me, but what can I do to get her to accept that people need to move on? I think Alice is going to have a rough couple of months.
"I'm off to go and speak to Liv" I announced suddenly and walked off without looking back.
I just strode into her bedroom, angry for the way she could react to her step father being happy with someone else for once.
"Don't you want me to be happy; do you want me to be miserable all my life?" I asked her harshly.
"of course I don't Danny but mum's only be dead five minutes and your already moving on to wife number 3" she spat back at me.
"That's not fair" I commented shocked by the harshness of her words.
"The truth hurts Danny"
"I still love you mum Liv, I always will but I need to move on, so do you, so does the rest of the family. You can't carry on living in the past, things happen for a reason and we need to find that reason and carry on living. Your mum died, but we didn't we're still here. Sarah would want us to be happy to carry on living without her. We all hurt, we always will but we learn to live with these things."
"How do you know what mum would have wanted she's dead because of you!" she yelled at me. I was stunned how could she blame me, I know I shouldn't have let her go into the bush on her own but what could I do she was so stubborn, if had stopped her she might still be alive but then I wouldn't have met Alice. I can't believe Liv would think like that, she wouldn't hurt me unless she believes it was true. I killed my wife. I turned my back on Liv, tears in my eyes and entered my room collapsed on my bed and cried.
I heard someone coming up stairs to check on me or Liv, more likely Liv seeing as though I'm a heartless murderer but I jumped off my bed and pushed the chest of drawers in front of the door so no one could get in.
I heard a gentle knock on the door… Alice.
"Danny, are you alright?" she asked trying to force the door. I put on a false voice.
"Yeah, I'm fine erm… just feel a bit ill I'll just lie down for a while." I lied
"Do you want me to get yourself anything Danny, or just to sit with you, do you need a doctor?" She asked full of concern.
"GO AWAY ALICE, I TOLD YOU I'M FINE, JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!" I yelled through the door and heard her gasp in surprise.
"Okay, see you later Danny, I love you" she whispered quietly her voice breaking as she moved away from the door. Great now the only person who cares about me is upset and it's my entire fault, what a great person I am! She's better off without me anyway. Eventually I fell into an uneasy sleep, my old nightmares back and woke up sweating and shaking.
More people came to check on me throughout the day but I ignored them so they eventually left me alone. I don't deserve people caring about me when I murdered my own wife…
It had been half an hour since Danny had gone to speak to Liv and we hadn't seen either of them.
"I'm off to check on Danny and Liv" I announced leaving the awkward atmosphere. Danny yelled at me, lied to me, yeah like he was ill. Liv must have said something but what?
"Liv?" I asked at her door.
"Go away" she yelled over the top of her music.
"Not until you tell me what you've said to Danny"
"About what?" I asked confused.
"Why don't you go and ask him yourself"
"Because he doesn't want to talk to me" I told her, tears beginning to fall now.
"that's because he's still in love with my mum and always will be so leave us alone and take your good for nothing daughter back to Glasgow where you belong!" She yelled through the door. Tears were falling thick and fast now as I made my way to my own room.
I collapsed on my bed and cried, Liv's words repeating in my head. Maybe it was true, Danny loves his wife still, that's obvious he always will but I always though he loved me too but maybe not. He's still in love with his wife, maybe it would be best for me and Charlotte to go back to Glasgow, we don't belong here what was I kidding myself. I never belong anywhere, why should that change now?
Oh dear, poor Danny thinking he's to blame for Sarah's death, poor Alice thinking Danny doesn't love her. Will Alice go back to Glasgow? Or will Danny be able to sort Liv out before it's too late.