|An Adolescent Alliance
Author: mysticgirl101 PM
THREE WAY CROSSOVER:BONES, CASTLE, NCIS. Linked to my other stories, how three daughters, of three teams come together and form a unity between the teams, similar pasts link them, and it soon comes at them again. dont own Castle, Bones or NCIS, Please R & RRated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Ziva D. & Kate B. - Chapters: 21 - Words: 117,231 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 09-18-12 - Published: 05-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8145841
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Hi everyone, thanks to all those who reviewed all much appreciated. Here is chapter 2, where we welcome Team Bones :D
Castle looked at his wife curled up on the sofa staring at the TV, it had been three months since she had been shot, two months since she had come back home and one month since she had gone back to work, though what she could do was strictly limited, all that time had passed and he still hadn't got her completely back, she hid it well, covering everything up and putting on a good show, but he could tell something wasn't right.
He looked up as the door opened and Livie came in tugging her key out of the lock, a smile on her face, her hair was dishevelled letting him know that she had just come back from the yard where the horse he had bought her 6 months ago for her birthday lived, she loved the horse, a pretty dappled grey mare called Skye, he was glad she had Skye, the small distraction helped her mom hide her pain from her daughter. The 14 year old grinned at him before tumbling down onto the sofa next to her mom who grinned and hugged her before wrinkling her nose "smelly" she teased and Livie scowled at her, before leaping up and darting up the stairs to shower, they heard her shout out a greeting to Alexis before the door banged and the silence that filled the downstairs was resumed.
Slowly Rick moved over and sat down next to Kate pulling her into his arms, she sighed and curled up against him, he kissed the top of her head before gazing at her "we need to talk" he said seriously, she looked up at him confused "you haven't recovered" he said, he pressed a finger to her lips as she started to protest "don't deny it, you aren't fooling anyone, even Livie can tell though she pretends for you that she can't, you need more time Kate, so I talked to Gates" she scowled at him "Rick I am fine" she said "yeah I know I am more jumpy but wouldn't you be if you knew what it felt like to have life drained out of you, knowing it could happen again at any moment without you even realising it", he looked at her softly "I know how you feel" he said softly "because as I watched you die on the ground, I felt my life getting drained away too Kate, you are my life, you and the girls" she gave him a small smile as she ducked her head.
"I got you time off" he said, "I have a thing in DC that I have to go to, it is like a ball for celebrities and people of importance, you and the girls are coming with me, we can go to the ball and then just wonder round DC for a few days, you need to get out of this city for a bit Kate, you are drowning in it, and maybe afterwards we could take the girls to the Hamptons, Gates agrees that you should take some time, she isn't comfortable letting you go out in the field whilst you are so jumpy"
Kate looked at her husband thinking, she was feeling different, and maybe some time away from this city would help. She hesitated though, but then she nodded "alright if you think it would help then time in DC sounds good" she said and he smiled before pulling her into his arms again, "well we leave the day after tomorrow" she raised her eyebrows at him "that is sudden" she commented "do the girls know", he smiled "Alexis does, but Livie was out so I don't think she does" Kate smiled "well you might want to tell her" she said softly, he nodded "come on, let's go upstairs" he said, she nodded and pulled herself up, following him up the stairs.
Livie was delighted at the idea of a family vacation, especially now, whilst her mom was so different, school was finishing next week anyway so she wouldn't be missing much, Rick felt almost relieved when he lay down that night, with Kate in his arms. She was struggling, everyone knew that, but she was still as tough and as independent as she was when he had first met her, determined to face these challenges on her own, he just wanted to show her that she wasn't alone, they were all there for her.
Kate smiled as Livie rushed out of the airport looking around excitedly, she had always wanted to go to DC and she was delighted that she had finally made it, Rick smiled at her exuberance too "where shall we go first" he asked wrapping one arm around Kate who smiled "hotel" she suggested "or do you want to lug our bags round this city because I'm not" "ah always the voice of reason" he said with a twinkle in his eye
Once they had called a cab, and given him directions they settled back and Kate saw Livie peering out the window, her eyes wide, "what is that place" she asked as they drove past the Navy yard with its huge war ships all docked, she was pointing at a secure looking building just a short was away from the docks. "NCIS" Kate said everyone looked at her "Naval Criminal Investigative Service" she explained "kind of like navy cops if you like, they look into crimes involving navy officers, they are based in a few states, I think that that one is the biggest though" "how do you know so much about them" Alexis asked curiously, Kate shrugged "I am a cop" she said "we know a lot about other agencies" Livie looked at the huge building, it looked secure and in a way safe.
They arrived at their hotel and checked in, their bags were taken for them by some bell boys and they were taken up to the 10th floor, here they were guided to two rooms at the end of the hall, the first one that was unlocked was Livie's and Alexis', they both rushed in eagerly laughing in amazement at their room. Once the other door was opened Rick tipped the two bell boys and then dragged their cases inside, once they were in he flung himself down onto the huge bed and flipped the TV on happily, then he glanced over at Kate who was staring around her in amazement.
"well what do you think" he asked, Kate looked around the room "and your publishers pay for all of this" she asked looking around their 5 star hotel suite "I think that it is very nice but a bit fancy" he grinned "ah well" he said "the girls settling in" she nodded "Livie is stunned by it all" she said, "ah Alexis was the first time too" he said with a smile, he jumped off the bed "so ready for tonight" she rolled her eyes "no, remind me what I have to do again" Rick moved over to her "just stand on my arm and look gorgeous as always" she rolled her eyes again but kissed him softly.
They were interrupted at that moment by a banging on the door "hey open up dad" came Alexis' voice "you said we would take Livie and Kate sight-seeing, no point coming all this way if you aren't going to look around" Rick groaned "we don't have to do it all on the first day" he shouted back, "those girls have terrible timing" he mumbled "I heard that" Alexis called "come on Kate get him out of there" Kate laughed "well I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of DC" she said smiling "I am surprised that isn't Livie pounding at the door, she has been positively bursting with excitement since we told her"
"I am here too" came Livie's voice through the door, and they both burst out laughing "knew it" Kate giggled, Rick smiled and kissed her softly, there was more pounding "ok alright you win, we are coming" Rick called, he moved over and grabbed his jacket whilst Kate grabbed her coat, they opened the door to find both of their daughters standing outside, Livie grinned and the four of them moved off out into DC.
Livie fell in love with the city, she couldn't stop staring around her in awe, grinning as they walked around for a bit just taking this small part of the huge city in, they were planning to go look properly round another day when they were not so pressed for time as they had the Writers banquet that evening.
Once they had walked round and Livie was full of new enthusiasm about their grand tour the next day they headed back to their hotel to get ready for the party that evening. Rick disappeared off with the organiser to get a few things sorted out before the evening, leaving his girls to get ready in peace, once she had showered Kate stepped out into the large bathroom and sighed as she looked around, the bathroom was huge, bigger than theirs back in the loft which she had always thought was huge, then she spotted a long dress bag hanging on the back of the door with a note from her caring husband attached.
My beautiful wife
Don't be mad at me, but I saw this and immediately saw you in it, try it on, see what you think, I hope you like it.
Can't wait to see you in it
Your loving husband
Kate smiled and shook her head, then she carefully began to dry her hair, tightening her curls, carefully fixing them into place, before she carefully applied her makeup, then she looked at the bag and grabbed it before moving towards the door, she darted across the hall and knocked on the door to the room opposite, it opened after a second to reveal Livie hair still slightly wet from the shower, she grinned when she saw her mom, "I like your hair" she commented stepping back to allow her mom in "thanks kiddo" Kate said as she stepped inside and Livie closed the door "where's Alexis" "shower" Livie said moving back to the dressing table and picking up the hair dryer. Kate smiled and laid the dress on the bed before moving over to her daughter and taking the dryer from her, Livie grinned and closed her eyes as her mom gently began to run her fingers through her hair, gently drying it for her.
Kate stood there behind her daughter allowing the warm air to warm her fingertips as she blow-dried Livie's hair, she felt herself relax as the two of them stayed there together. Alexis came out just then her hair soaked, Kate grinned "want me to do yours" she offered, Alexis smiled and nodded, she sat herself in another chair opposite Livie and began to apply her basic makeup for her, whilst her hair was dried, then Livie did the same for her as Kate curled her daughters hair, the three of them got ready together, once their hair and makeup was finished the two girls went and retrieved their dresses. "Did Rick pick those up for you too" Kate asked eyeing the bags, both of them nodded, eager to see theirs.
Alexis went first and the dress was perfect for her, it was the same silvery blue as her eyes, and went down to her knees, it was encrusted with grey stones at her waist and had one shoulder which twisted round covering her back, she wore small silver heels with a diamond necklace around her neck and matching earrings, with a simple diamond bracelet around her wrist. "Whoa Alexis you look awesome" Livie gasped in delight, she did indeed, with her long red hair wrapped up showing off her pale porcelain skin. Alexis grinned "your turn little sis" she said, grabbing Livie's dress and handing it to her.
Kate smiled as Live slipped into the dress, it was tea length, just below her knees with a loose flowing skirt, and it was made of soft chiffon material and had a gentle sweetheart neckline and a low back, just below her shoulder blades with spaghetti straps. The colour was a beautiful hunter green that went well with her eyes, hair and skin tone. They decided to leave her hair down, it made her seem innocent and though none of them wanted to admit it, it helped hide the marks on the back of her neck, not something Livie really wanted everyone to see, the worst of the marks had disappeared but there were still a few, white on her skin. She, just like Alexis looked amazing.
Both girls then turned to Kate and grinned "my turn" she guessed, both of them nodded and she smiled as she unzipped the bag, she felt her jaw drop as she saw the beautiful dress, "wow" Livie breathed as she peered over her mom's shoulder to see "that is amazing" "my dad really knows what we look good in" Alexis commented, Livie tugged on the sleeve of her mother's robe "put it on" she urged.
Slowly Kate slipped into the dress and Alexis and Livie helped her fasten it and handed her the jewellery before they stepped away to look at it "wow" they both said at the same time, slowly Kate slipped into the delicate sandals before she turned to look in the floor length mirror, she stared stunned. She didn't look like Detective Kate Beckett, she looked like Katherine Castle, wife of Richard Castle, ready to go out and allow the press to get her photos and to be honest in this dress, she wouldn't mind those photos.
It was floor length, and made of a soft silky material that clung to her slender frame it was a deep blue green, teal she realised. It had a roached bodice and beaded straps but apart from that it was plain, simple yet effective, she turned to look at her back, it was low just above her hips, but it had straps filling up that empty space, it was the most amazing dress she had ever seen. The jewellery was exquisite too, silver and green diamonds, shaped like flowers on her wrist, neck and ears, and on her finger to match it perfectly was her silver wedding ring and engagement ring. She smiled, Alexis was right; Rick did know what they looked good in.
Kate stared at her reflection, her hand came up to where her heart was; where the scar from the bullet was, the dress hid it well, but she knew that under the layer of soft silky material was a reminder of who she really was; Detective Kate Beckett, NYPD, shot through the heart, struggling to recover. She closed her eyes and then opened them again, to her relief Kate Beckett disappeared, and Kate Castle reappeared.
At that moment there was a knock on the door and they heard Rick himself call "well I went back to my room only to find it void of my beautiful wife so I am hoping that there is a beautiful wife and two stunning daughters in there for me" both Alexis and Livie giggled and Livie bounced over to the door and opened it, Rick grinned "found one stunning daughter" he said grinning at her, he looked up and spotted Alexis , he smiled fondly at her "two down one to…" he trailed off when he saw Kate "whoa" he said "scratch beautiful wife, check to exquisite wife" Kate rolled her eyes at him, "thanks for the dresses" she said with a smile "are you going to have to write till you are 50 just to pay off the bill for them" he grinned at her "nah not 50, more like 70, just kidding" he said hastily when he saw her face "they were not that bad believe me" she rolled her eyes at him again
Rick grinned "shall we" he asked offering Kate his arm, smiling she took it "yes let's get this show on the road"
The ball was incredible, it was filled with not just writers but other rich and famous people or people of high importance, as the four of them descended the grand staircase into the huge ballroom, they were greeted by photographers eagerly snapping photos of Richard Castle out for the first time in public with his new wife, once they had managed to get past them, Kate felt herself relax as she looked around, she still felt slightly uncomfortable, this was not her scene but she felt Rick squeeze her arm comfortingly. Looking over she saw Livie with Alexis who was used to these sorts of parties, she knew her own daughter was as nervous and as uncomfortable as she was but she like her mom was determined to see it through and as long as she stuck with Alexis, she would be fine.
As she looked around, she saw a few people that she recognised, a few of Rick's writer buddies were there and they grinned when they spotted her and Rick, eagerly Rick headed over to see them, she followed, she was surprised to see that there were quite a few children here, well they were more teenagers than children, judging from the ones she could see though, Livie at aged 14 was the youngest, she felt Rick squeeze her arm again and he began to make introductions to some more writers that came over to greet him, and soon as they began to laugh she relaxed even more.
After he had chatted with his friends Rick steered her towards the dance floor "care to dance Mrs Castle" he murmured in her ear, she laughed "why not" she said, she leaned against him and closed her eyes as she began to move in time to the music and soon she was lost in the gentle rhythm and the security of her husband's arms.
Livie smiled as she and Alexis watched their parents waltz amongst the other dancers content in each other's arms, "do you know anybody here" she asked Alexis who shook her head "no, well I know a few writers and a few people by name but not personally, this is the first year I have had company, usually these things are quite boring, though dad's writer friends come and joke with me when they see me getting lonely" Livie smiled and looked around trying to see how many people she knew, there weren't many, as she looked round her eyes fell on a girl leaning against a pillar watching the dancers, she was wearing a dark blue dress that clung to her body and came to her knees, it had one shoulder and was covered in silver beads, her auburn hair was wrapped up on the back of her head, but it was artistically already escaping and falling down the back of her neck.
Just as Livie was about to look away the other girl's eyes flicked over and landed on her, the two of them studied each other with an air of uncertainty and cautiousness, the girl smiled and tentatively Livie smiled back, then the mysterious girl looked back at the dance floor as a man came towards her, she grinned at him, from what Livie could see, he too felt that he didn't belong here, a woman moved towards them too and she looked vaguely familiar to Livie, the girl grinned at the woman who could only be her mom, then the three of them vanished into the crowd.
After that Rick's writer buddies did come over, she had already met most of them before at Rick's poker nights, but she still felt slightly shy around them, as Alexis had said they began to joke around with them, calling them the little castles. Livie decided to go get a drink and after checking what Alexis wanted she headed towards the bar, as she waited for the two sodas she looked around, her mom and Rick were still on the dance floor and her mom was smiling, the light that had been vacant from her eyes for a long time now was glimmering slightly, Livie smiled, pleased to see its return.
"this your first time at one of these parties" Livie jumped as someone spoke, she looked over, she hadn't noticed the girl she had seen earlier sitting on a bar stool, she was watching her curiously, but her eyes were gentle, Livie nodded "yeah, this is my first" the girl smiled "don't worry you get used to them, you look like you fit in though" "thanks" Livie said with a small smile "I take it this isn't your first" the girl smiled as she shook her head "nah, I come to a lot of these, ones for writers with my mom, FBI ones with my dad, more with the Jeffersonion", Livie frowned "wow" she commented "sounds like you know are good at this sort of thing then" she shrugged " I wouldn't say that" she said "you get used to them after a while, but this isn't really me, or either of my parents, I don't think either of them want to be here and that kind of comes across to me but my mom was meant to come so we came", she then grinned "sorry, forgot to introduce myself, I am April, April Booth"
Livie grinned back and shook her hand that she offered "Olivia Beckett, but I like to be called Livie" "ok then Livie" April said with a smile "want to sit" she offered gesturing to the stool beside her, Livie glanced over at Alexis who was deep in conversation with a writer, then she nodded and leapt onto the stool "do you like DC" April asked "I can tell you are not from here, my guess would be a big city" Livie nodded "New York" "ah the city of dreams" April said "I like it there, we go there from time to time" "DC seems cool" Livie said "though I haven't seen that much of it, tomorrow we are going out if my mom and Rick haven't drunk to much of the free alcohol" April laughed "Rick" she questioned "Not your dad" Livie shook her head "step dad, but he is the only father figure I have ever had so he is in my opinion my father" April smiled "that your mom over there with … oh Rick is Richard Castle ah" she asked, Livie nodded "so that girl you were with earlier is that your sister" April asked, again Livie nodded "well step sister again she is Rick's daughter but to Alexis and I the fact that we are not blood related is just a mere technicality" April smiled again "so what is Richard Castle like" she asked, Livie grinned "well half the time we struggle to tell who is the child in our family, me or him, he messes around a lot and is a lot of fun but when you need him, he is always there for you, and I have never seen my mom so happy with him, even though he annoyed the hell out of her for years"
"sounds like my family" April mused "my parents were partners, they started dating in secret until my mom got pregnant with me, then they came clean, they never got married and they love each other a lot, my mom thinks marriage is an insignificant service" she grinned "she is kind of weird like that" Livie smiled "I guess the love is the main thing" she said, April nodded "doesn't bother me" she said. They watched the dancers for a bit "do you have any siblings" Livie asked, April's smile widened "my parents adopted a foster child in the summer after a um incident, she is only four but a spitting image of my mom, I guess that is one of the reasons why we fell in love with her, that and she is so dammed adorable" Livie smiled "she sounds it" she said "yeah she is called Libby, she hates that she is too little to come to all these dances and stuff, she has to stay with Angela which she doesn't mind so much"
"so why do you have to go to so many balls and dances" Livie asked "well my mom is Temperance Brennan" she grinned as Livie's eyes widened "yeah I get that a lot" "don't tell Rick" Livie said seriously "I think he likes her books a lot" April grinned "yeah so we go to the writers dinners and things for her, she also works at the Jeffersonion Institute they throw a few parties, not my mom's thing but hey the rest of her team go which makes it a bit more bearable especially when they start spouting science drabble, she is a Forensic Anthropologist" she added, Livie nodded "interesting line of work" she commented, April grinned "yeah and I help out there now that I am 15 technically I am still too young but I know so much that I can be my mom's intern, my dad works for the FBI and they like their fancy evenings a lot, I don't go to them all, sometimes I babysit Libby"
Livie nodded "sounds like a very interesting life" she said "oh you have no idea" April said softly, then she looked up "what about you" she asked, Livie shrugged "not much to tell, Rick is a writer as you know and my mom is a homicide detective for the NYPD, that is how she met Rick when someone started killing people the same way he did in his books, then she became his muse for his Nikki Heat books and he started following her and her team around, her team is cool, but she didn't tell them about me until last year after a um incident, that was when she and Rick began to get close, Alexis and I began to push them together and it worked, Rick is perfect for my mom, he makes her so happy, though he does spoil us a bit, he bought me my favourite horse for my birthday, though I like to share her with Alexis and my mom likes to help out too" April smiled "so both of our parents are homicide detectives" she mused "and the other is a writer, huge coincidence" Livie laughed.
April smiled and reached for her drink, as she did so the light from the bar reflected on her arm, and in places her skin shone white in long lines, they were long scars. Livie blinked when she saw them, as she looked she saw more marks up her shoulder and on her back, marks that could only have come from some sort of beating, April caught her looking "not party chit chat" she said softly "a definitely interesting part of my past but not a nice part, but it is impossible to forget as they are impossible to hide" she said , she looked at Livie who gave her a small smile, then she slowly turned her body and tilted her head, brushing her hair to one side to show April the burns that marked her neck, when she looked back, April looked shocked "I know how you feel" Livie said softly and the two of them smiled at each other.
"hey Livs" came a voice, they both looked over to see Alexis "oops" Livie said "sorry Lex I got your drink, I was just talking" "ah don't worry" the older girl said hopping onto another bar stall and swiping her drink "just got a bit worried you had gotten lost" she smiled at her little sister, then she looked at April, Livie quickly made the introductions and they both greeted each other warmly, "well if you are ok, I might go back to the writers" Livie said "James Patterson is actually a real laugh", both the other girls laughed as she bounced back to the authors who greeted her warmly.
April and Livie both looked around the room before April asked "so how long you in DC for" she asked, Livie shrugged "well Rick said we would stay out for a bit but as the holidays are coming up we might go to his house in the Hamptons for a bit, I think he just wants to keep my mom out of the city for a bit, she is having a real tough time at the moment, I am hoping we will be here for a while because I have always wanted to come to DC and I can't wait to look around" April grinned "well I am sure you are going to love it" she said.
They chatted for a bit longer until everyone was asked to move into the other room for the dinner, at that moment April's father appeared "hey Aps" he said "ready for food" she nodded "I am starving" she said, her father smiled at her and then looked at Livie, "Dad, this is Livie Beckett, she is from New York, with Rickard Castle, Livie this is my dad Seeley Booth" "hi" Booth said holding out his hand, shyly Livie shook it "Rick Castle your father" he asked, she shook her head "step father" he nodded, and Livie saw that April had his warm soft brown eyes "well nice to meet you Livie" April said leaping off her stool "maybe see you after dinner" Livie nodded "nice to meet you too" she said as she too slid off her stool, April winked at her and then walked off with her dad towards the door which everyone was filling through, Livie watched her go interested, there was something about April, something similar to herself, she had a feeling that they had more in common than the fact that both of their parents were writers and homicide detectives, she had a feeling that they had a similar haunting past, one that they could not forget, one that they struggled to move on from.
When dinner was announced everyone made a mad dash for the door, not that it made a difference, they all had set seats anyway, Kate looked around and spotted Alexis coming over with a grin on her face, but no Livie at her side, frowning she scanned the room and spotted her daughter standing by the bar next to a girl maybe a few years older than her, behind her stood a man Kate took to be the other girl's father, Livie and the girl were talking, then the girl winked and walked off with her dad towards the door, Livie watched her go before she looked around and spotted her mom, she moved over to her with a smile on her face "hey" she greeted "have fun dancing", Kate pulled a face at her daughter and nodded "who was that" she asked gently nodding to the other girl's retreating back, Livie smiled "her name is April, April Booth, she lives here in DC and turns out we have quite a lot in common" "oh yeah" Kate asked as the four of them moved towards the door "yeah, her mom is an author and her dad is a homicide agent with the FBI" Kate raised her eyebrows "wow" she said "yeah and I think she is like me because of her past" Kate looked at her "what do you mean" she asked.
Livie looked at her solemnly, then she touched one of her burns "she has scars all over her back and arms, she said they were marks from her past, a part of her past that she wants to forget, but the scars prevent her from doing so easily, just like me" she gave a small smile and shrugged "just a theory" Kate gave her a small smile back and felt Rick rub her arm comfortingly, the marks did make it more difficult to move on, they were branded onto you and every time you tried to forget, there they were, a constant reminder of your pain.
The rest of the evening passed quite quickly, after the food speeches were made and everyone had a laugh, group photos were taken, and then it was time to go, Livie yawned as they headed towards the door "tired kiddo" Rick asked "bit" she said "my feet definitely are though, I don't think I have ever walked around in heels for so long, well not heels this big" Rick laughed.
At that moment they heard a voice calling "hey Livie wait up" all four of them turned to see the girl, April wending her way through the crowd, she grinned "hi" she said Kate smiled at her studying her, she had a defensive air to her and she seemed very confident, she held her head high proud and defiant, though her eyes gleamed cheekily, she handed a piece of paper to Livie "next time you are at a convention call me" she said "or if you want a guide or need anything whilst you are here" Livie smiled and grabbed a pen from the table next to them and tore a bit off of the bottom of the paper and scribbled down her own number "likewise, if you are ever back in New York" she said with a grin, April smiled "see you round then" she said and she glanced over her shoulder, as she did so the light hit her scars and Kate saw them, she saw what Livie meant, the girl had been through a trauma, but somehow she had managed to recover or set up walls around herself to prevent anyone seeing how vulnerable she was, she really was a strong girl.
"well enjoy DC" April said "talk to you soon" then she was gone, swallowed up by the crowd, Livie grinned happily as they scrambled back into their car, but the moment they stopped moving all her energy disappeared, she sighed and rested her head back against the leather head rest and closed her eyes "hey" Kate said shaking her gently "don't go to sleep" "too late" she mumbled yawning, smiling Kate shook her head.
When they arrived back at their hotel she and Alexis had a bit of a battle pulling both Livie and Rick out of the car, both of them seemed shattered "god Rick, thought you were a man" Kate growled as she tugged him out, he grinned at her "small talk is exhausting" he said "and dancing", she looked at him "try dancing in heels" she said "ah ok you win" he said, the four of them made their way up to their room and Kate followed the girls into theirs, she helped them out of their dresses and they all helped them pull their hair out and run a brush through it, then Kate kissed both girls goodnight and they both clambered into their beds.
Kate smiled at them as she slipped across the hall and knocked on their door, Rick let her in with a smile, then once he had shut the door he wrapped his arms around her and kissed her neck, she smiled "help me out of this would you" she murmured, she didn't have to ask twice, once she had stepped out of the slinky soft material and had carefully placed it over a chair she turned to rest her head against his shoulder.
"so" he murmured wrapping his arms around her "what did you think of your first big dance" she smiled "not bad" she said "it could take some getting used to though" she felt him chuckle "you looked like you fit right in Kate, you were easily the most beautiful woman in the room" she smiled "you are biased" she mumbled, slowly they fell onto the bed still hugging, "that girl, April" Kate said "have you ever seen her at any of these things before" "I don't know" he said "I might of done, because she looked rather familiar but I can't be certain" he was silent for a minute before he added "I think I might have remembered her after seeing her scars" Kate thought of them "they were only noticeable under the light" she said, he kissed her hair "you think she is like Livie don't you" Kate nodded "at first I didn't believe Livie when she said that they were alike but they are, I swear it" he rubbed her shoulder "let's get some sleep" he said softly "I am sure the Livie will want to be up and out of here and wondering round DC early" Kate smiled "I am sure she will be" she said.
And so they all slept, though Kate's dreams were filled with memories, memories that made her toss in her sleep, memories of Livie's face staring at her begging for help crying in pain, then suddenly it was no longer Livie, but April sobbing as a stick beat her, then a new image flashed before her, Livie and April staring at something behind her, their eyes wide with fear, and next to them was a smaller shadowed figure, but Kate could tell that it was another girl, she heard triumphant shouts, and she turned as there was a loud crack and the sound of Livie screaming filled her ears.
Kate bolted upright gasping, she was drenched in sweat and her heart was pounding, she slowly placed her hand over her bullet wound wincing, she waited till she had calmed down before she lay back in Rick's arms, but she couldn't shake the image of Livie and April and a third girl crouched together, she had a feeling it meant something, and she didn't think she would like it.
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P.S – Thanks to the real Livie for all your help in writing this