|How to Save a Life
Author: just-a-story PM
Vincent struggles with the death of someone close to him and leaves town to figure out his feelings causing Catherine to begin to loose trust in him. A story based off of promo's and spoilers with my own little twist on things. Updates are based off feedback.Rated: Fiction T - English - Catherine C. & Vincent K. - Chapters: 68 - Words: 143,344 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 02-26-13 - Published: 12-14-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8795138
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Note: Thanks so much everyone I was worried that you guys weren't a fan of the whole Vincent's past addiction, Evan's past and stuff like that and I was like 'oh darn I should've thought about more ways I could tie those things in since they both are part of the series. You guys are all so sweet and I'm so happy you all like it. I'm not even going to talk about Thursday's episode because it will be longer than the actual story but I will say one thing, "Vinny Keller, open your eyes!" That it...because I can go on and on and will never stop. Unless I get hungry, then I might stop. Anyway, including some of the clips might get a bit rough from the promo but just hang in there, I gave it a lot of thought that's why updating has been so extremely slow and I really apologize for that but I hope you like where I'm taking this as far as including 'Cold Turkey'. Please enjoy the following story that hasn't been updated for like a week and I apologize but I have been constantly trying to come up with things all week so hopefully it paid off.
I DO NOT OWN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Vincent made his way down the stairs to where JT was working.
"Hey." JT said looking through a magnifying glass.
Vincent walked over to the fridge to grab a beer.
"Silent works too." JT said looking up at his room-mate.
"Sorry." Vincent mumbled while closing the refrigerator door.
"What's up with you?" JT asked looking back down.
"Just thinking about my dad." Vincent said as he took a sip of his beer. "I can't believe I've put them through all that."
"Them?" JT asked putting down his tool.
Vincent didn't say anything he just took another sip.
"Wait..." JT sighed. "Is this going where I think it is? Dude you gotta stop beating yourself up over Alex."
Vincent swallowed and looked at JT. "Just seeing how hurt my own dad was that night...I put them through so much and I'm the reason she is dead and..."
"Vincent-" JT said sternly.
"JT, I...because of me she is dead. I took away her life, I'm the reason why she dealed drugs."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa," JT started out. "Drugs?"
Vincent nodded and took another sip.
"What the hell did she want to do with those?!"
"She must've gotten depressed and got herself addicted." Vincent lied.
"Well you can't blame yourself for that, that was her choice." JT said leaning back in his chair.
"Still..." Vincent said taking another sip. "I just can't believe...the way my father talked, about me that night, I wanted to just spill everything, every little thing about me. I hated seeing him in so much pain and to realize that must of been what Alex went through too..."
"Vincent, seriously, you did the right thing man."
"Then how come it doesn't feel like I did?" Vincent asked.
"So what did you think of the precinct?" Catherine asked walking into the apartment complex.
Heather shrugged. "I dunno, I don't think it's really my field."
"Your field?" Catherine laughed.
Heather nodded. "I just don't think it would be a good fit for me to work. You know I don't want to interfere with your work and-"
"Okay..." Catherine said pressing the elevator button. "I'm beginning to think there is something else. Let me guess...Evan?"
Heather shook her head. "No, because remember? Clair Sinclair or what ever her name was?"
Catherine laughed. "Then explain to me why you went on a date with him if you're not all that interested in him."
Heather shrugged. "Well like you know..." Heather paused trying to think of something. "Oh! Like you said remember, total player."
"Uh-huh." Catherine said slowly nodding her head. "I see."
"Plus it would be awkward." Heather said. "I mean I don't know how I would concentrate on work if he is coming in all the time."
Catherine gave her sister a confused look as they stepped out of the elevator. "What? I don't think we are talking about Evan anymore..."
Heather didn't say anything.
"Who is he?" Catherine asked with a smile.
"Who?" Heather asked trying to keep a straight face.
"The guy you're blushing about." Catherine laughed. "Let me guess...Gabe?"
Heather gave her sister a confused look. "Who?"
Catherine laughed. "Never mind, hmm...Brendan?"
"No..." Heather said playfully smacking her sister in the arm. "It's that Darius guy."
Catherine took out her key to open the door. "Joe's brother?"
"That's his brother? Now wonder they look so similar."
Catherine laughed. "Yup, they're brothers." she said as she pushed the door open. "And when did you meet him?"
"Well..." Heather said as she made her way to the bar stool. "I kinda made a bad first impression so I'm not sure how well it's gunna go."
Catherine raised an eyebrow as she put her bag on the counter. "Oh?"
"I sorta fell over and he helped me up."
Catherine couldn't hide her smile. "You fell? When?"
Heather looked down at her shoes. "It was these stupid heels."
Catherine slowly nodded. "So I take it he saw you fall."
Heather blushed. "Yeah...and stupid me couldn't stop smiling like a 14 year old girl."
"Well don't worry." Catherine said leaning on the counter. "He is only there for a week or so."
Heather frowned. "Oh."
Catherine laughed. "But maybe you can get his number."
Her sister shrugged. "Maybe. But I'm switching out of these stupid heels first."
Catherine laughed. "Okay." She watched as her sister carefully walked down the hall to her bedroom. She couldn't help but laugh as she grabbed her bag and made her way to her room. She walked in her room and shut the door.
She quickly turned and jumped a little bit in the process. "You know I'm surprised I'm not used to this yet."
Vincent smiled but Catherine realized he forced it.
"You okay?" She asked with concern.
He smiled once again and replied, "yeah everything's great."
She gave him a confused look. "You sure? I mean I can't hear your heart beat but I'm not convinced."
He let out a small laugh and stuck his hands in his coat pocket. "I promise everything's fine. How was work?"
Catherine couldn't help but smile. "Interesting, Heather got her self a new man-friend."
"Man-friend?" Vincent asked laughing.
Catherine laughed. "Yes, apparently she fell over in the precinct and he helped her up and she was google eye's from there."
Vincent laughed. "I see. Anything else exciting?"
"Cat!" Heather shouted.
Catherine looked towards her door then back at Vincent giving him an apologetic look.
"It's okay go." He said smiling.
"Cat! Where are you?" Heather yelled once more.
"Are you sure I can-"
Vincent shook his head. "Go, besides JT's probably wondering where I've been."
"Catherine!" Heather shouted even louder.
Catherine sighed and left the room leaving Vincent alone. He looked around a bit and sighed while rubbing the back of his neck then turned around towards the fire escape.
So that was probably really slow and extremely boring to read but I promise it will get more interesting because as you know I gotta add spoilers! Now this is up to you so let me know what you guys want. I can either update multiple times throughout the day OR I can just save the chapters and update one everyday until Thursday. It's up to you guys what you would rather so be sure to let me know. I'm going to start writing the next chapter which will be more interesting. :)