Author: LastWhiteRose PM
It was unexpected at best. Comfort became friendship, but can friendship become something more? A MichaelxStarr story.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Michael C. III - Chapters: 30 - Words: 44,602 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11-08-12 - Published: 06-21-12 - id: 8242334
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Starr sighed as she rode in the elevator at the Metro Court. She pulled her phone out of her purse and glanced at the time. It was after midnight. Starr cursed herself and the time before shoving her phone back into her purse. She had been trying to sleep, but that had failed. It was nothing against the beds at the Metro Court hotel; they were comfortable, just not the kind of comfort Starr was looking for.
It had been a few days since Starr had stayed the night at Michael's apartment and she hadn't gotten a good night's sleep since then. Part of it was because she was slightly terrified that if she fell asleep she'd have the same horrible nightmare over and over again. But then there was the part that she didn't like lying in her spacious hotel room bed all by herself, especially when she didn't find it as comfortable as lying next to Michael; his skin pressed up against her, his strong, muscular arms wrapped around Starr. Her cheeks reddened just at the thought of it. The door opened and Starr tipped her head down, so no one could see how red her cheeks were. Starr walked out of the elevator and only got a few steps before crashing into someone.
"Oh I'm sorry!" Starr said looking. When Starr saw who was standing in front of her, all she could think about was how she hoped she still wasn't blushing. Because standing in front of her was Michael.
"Starr, hey," Michael said. "Sorry for bumping into you."
"Oh no," Starr said. "It was my fault. I should really watch where I'm going." Michael smirked. "So what are you going here?"
"I had dinner with my mom," Michael said. "And then she asked me to help move some stuff around her office." Starr nodded. "So, uh, what are you doing down in the lobby after midnight?"
"I couldn't sleep," Starr said. "So I thought I'd go for a walk."
"Alone?" Michael asked and Starr shrugged. "Well I guess it's good that I ran into you because now you don't have to go out alone."
"Oh you don't have to," Starr said.
"Walking around Port Charles at night, alone, isn't the best idea," Michael said. "And I want to." Starr smiled a little. "Shall we?" Starr nodded and they headed out of the hotel.
Starr and Michael were walking around for some time when they came upon a park. Starr stopped and stared at it.
"Are you okay?" Michael asked. Starr shrugged.
"Sometimes I would take Hope to the park," Starr said. "She never wanted to stay long. I would try to get her to go on the swings, but she hated it."
"How could she hate the swings?" Michael asked.
"That's what I would say!" Starr said and Michael chuckled. Starr looked around the park. "It's a cute little park."
"I take my baby sister here sometimes," Michael said. "Her favorite thing is the slide, but only if I go with her."
"It sounds like you're a pretty great brother," Starr said and Michael shrugged.
"I love my siblings," Michael said. "And I would do anything for them." Starr nodded as her eyes drifted towards the swings. Michael noticed this. "Do you want to go on the swings?"
"Kind of," Starr said, with a slight smile on her face.
"Then let's do it," Michael said. He and Starr walked over to the swings. Starr sat down in one of the swings and started pumping her legs back and forth. She started gaining speed and height, while Michael just slowly moved back and forth.
"Come on Michael," Starr said as she continued to get higher. "What's the fun in swinging if you don't actually swing?" She smiled down at Michael. Michael smiled back, how could he not? She was having so much fun. "And do you know what the best part is?" Michael gave her a look. "Jumping!" When Starr reached the top, she leaped off the swing, but when her legs landed on the ground, they gave way and she tumbled over.
"Starr!" Michael shouted. He got off the swing and ran over to her. "Are you okay?" He said, kneeling down in front of her. Starr just started laughing, which caused Michael to smile. "Hey, don't do that to me."
"Sorry," Starr said, in between giggles. Michael helped her up and Starr brushed some dirt off her. She looked around the park and spotted a structure with a tower. "Can we go up there?"
"If you want," Michael said. Starr nodded and grabbed his arm and pulled him towards it. She climbed it and made her way to the top, with Michael following closely behind. When she got to the top, Starr leaned against the edge and looked out. She closed her eyes and breathed in the night air. Michael leaned against one of the walls and watched.
"When I was growing up in Llanview," Starr began. "There was this park that I used to go to all the time. And there was something just like this. I would just climb to the top and look out. Even as a kid, I thought there had to be something bigger out there for me." She turned towards Michael
"And there is," Michael said. Starr smiled at him. "Someday soon, you're going to be this famous singer and you won't even look back on the little people you met in Port Charles."
"I don't know," Starr said. "Some of them are worth remembering." Michael smiled at her. Starr walked over to him and sat down. Michael sat down next to her. They both looked out at the night sky. Neither said anything, but they didn't need to. Each other's company was enough.
Michael was forced to open his eyes when something bright was shining at them. He groaned and looked around. He realized he was still on the playground structure and that the sun was rising. He realized that he must have fallen asleep at some point. He looked over at Starr whose head was resting on his shoulder. She looked so peaceful sleeping and Michael felt bad for having to wake her up. Nevertheless, Michael gently shook Starr. Starr slowly opened her eyes and looked up at Michael.
"What happened?" She asked.
"We both fell asleep," Michael said.
"Oh," Starr said, before yawning. Michael smiled at little at that.
"Come on," He said, helping her up. "Let's get you back to the Metro Court."
"Okay," Starr said sleepily. Then the two headed down the structure and off the playground.
Starr and Michael entered the Metro Court hotel lobby which was completely empty. Starr walked over to the elevator and pressed the button.
"Thanks for going on a walk with me," Starr said, smiling at Michael.
"Anytime," Michael said, smiling back. The elevator door opened and Starr stepped inside. She waved to him and the doors shut. Michael sighed and started to walk away.
"Michael?" He turned around to see his mom walking over to him. "What are you doing here?" Carly looked down at her watch. "Especially at 6:30 AM?"
"I couldn't sleep," Michael said. "So I thought you might need some help here." Carly smiled and Michael was glad she bought the lie. He knew his family wasn't very fond of Starr, so saying that he had been with her wouldn't have been a good idea.
"Oh sweetie," Carly said. "Thank you, but you look exhausted. You should go home and get some rest."
"Okay," Michael said. "I'll see you later mom." He then headed out of the hotel and in the direction of his apartment.
Reviews are most greatly appreciated...That sounded like something Spinelli would say. Haha XD