A/N: I wasn't planning on writing a story about Christian and Ana because there are so many out there. That is why my first ever FF was about Mia. As time went on and this idea kept swirling in my head, i decided to give it a go. So I hope you enjoy this story. Reviews are greatly appreciated and wanted. And yes, I will still write Saving Mia.
She sits back and admires her work. The flowers she decided to plant on this rare sunny and hot day, look so pretty. She had been wanting do this for a while but never had the time. She knew if she didn't do it, then no one would. She looks over when she hears a car drive up and she sees her roommate or should she say landlord. Her best friend or who she thought was her best friend parked and got out of the car. She walked over.
"It is too hot to be out here but it is your choice." Her friend said. "Shopping was so much better."
"I'm sure it was."
"Well I'm going in, I have a date to get ready for."
She shook her head and went back to her planting. She had almost finished when she heard her name. She turned her head and saw her neighbor. She smiled and stood, stretching her back.
"Darling it's so hot out here, come on over and get something cool to drink."
"Thanks Mrs. T, I think I will."
She walked across the lawn and followed her neighbor into the house. They went into the kitchen and she sat down at the kitchen table.
"The flowers look really pretty."
"Thanks, I thought so too."
"Does your landlord think so too?"
"You know how she is. She doesn't like anything unless it has to do with going out or shopping."
Her neighbor, Mrs. T had her and her best friend arguing outside one day about a guy. Apparently he walked in on her when she was showering. How he walked in when the door was locked, she didn't know. She told her friend what had happened but she didn't believe her. She was blamed for everything.
"How have you been, Mrs. T?"
"I'm good. We're going to my daughter's tonight. It's my oldest grandson's birthday and they are having a small party for him tonight."
"Is that the one that owns his construction business?"
"I'm sure you will have a lovely time." She said taking a sip of her drink. "Where is Mr. T?"
"He's out getting the gift."
As if on cue, he walks into the room and smiles.
"Ana, it's good to see you."
"Het Mr. T. How are you doing?"
"I'm good. Why didn't you tell me you were going to plant today? I would have helped you."
"IT was a spur of the moment thing, plus I didn't want to bother you."
"Ana, you know it's no bother. You have helped us a lot over the months you have lived next door. Especially when my grandson's couldn't."
"You know I didn't mind helping."
"I don't mind helping you either." He said. "Did Sarah tell you about the birthday party?"
"Would you like to go with us as our guest?"
"No thank you for inviting me. I still have some planting to do and then I'm going to soak in the tub."
"If you are sure." He said. "Don't be too much longer in the sun."
Ana says goodbye and goes back to her house to finish planting.
Ana can hear the door open and the sound of laughter. She quickly gets out of the tub, puts a robe on and runs to her room. She hears Kate talking to her guests and realizes that it is a man's voice. She quietly dresses and walks out. She goes to the living room and finds two men sitting on the sofa.
"Hey Ana, this is Jeff and Owen. I met them at the club. Guys this is Ana."
They stand up and greet her and she sees the way Owen is checking her out. She turns to look at Kate and can see her smirking. She turns to go to her room when Owen grabs her arm.
"Where are you going, the party is out here?"
"Let go of me."
He stares at her for a few seconds before releasing her arm. Ana runs to her room and grabs her keys and purse. She hears Kate's laughter as she shuts the door. She is halfway to her car when she hears her name. She looks up and sees Mr. T coming he way.
"Ana what is wrong?" She starts crying and Mr. T envelopes her in a hug. "Now, now dear. It will be alright. Come with me and we will go see Mrs. T."
She nods her head and goes with him. He sits her on the couch once inside and goes look for his wife. Sarah coming into the living and gathers Ana in a hug. She lets Ana cry for a bit before she starts asking questions.
"What happened Ana?"
"Kate brought some friends over, guys. One of them grabbed my arm when I tried to go back to my room."
Mrs. T knew Ana didn't feel comfortable around men that paid her attention. She knew it was a result of something traumatic that happened to her when she was younger. She was a patient woman and Ana would tell her when she was ready.
"Where was Kate?"
"Getting drinks in the kitchen. I could hear her laughing."
"I don't know why you continue to live there when she treats so horrible."
"I don't have anywhere else to go." She said. "She wasn't like this when we met."
"She jealous Ana. Men pay attention to you once they see you and she doesn't like it."
"She looks way better than I do. Why would she be jealous?"
"She is dear trust me." Sarah said. "Why don't you stay here tonight?"
"I think I will do that."
They went to get the guest bedroom ready and once Ana was settled, Sarah went to her bedroom where her husband was in bed already.
"I wish I go over there and throttle that Kate, Theo. How can she treat Ana so horrible? She is the sweetest thing, always doing everything she can to help people."
"I know Sarah. She needs to move out as soon as she can."
"She needs to meet a nice young man."
"She does and she needs to meet him soon."
He pondered for a few minutes. "I think I know just the person to introduce her too."
Ana was sitting at the kitchen table when Kate came in. She threw her bag onto the couch and sat at the table. Ana continued to work on her computer.
"Where did you go Saturday night?"
"Why do you want to know?"
"I'm just asking. What is your problem?"
"I've already told you that I don't like when you bring strange men home, especially after your latest one night stand."
Kate glared at her. "I also told you that you weren't going to tell me who I can bring home. This is my house and I'm letting you live here."
"Letting me live here? I pay rent to live here. I clean this entire house to be able to live here. I do yard work to be able to live here and I still have to go to work. So don't act like I live here for free in a house your dad paid for."
"Please like you could afford anywhere else to live."
"Why are you acting like this? You never acted like this before." She said. "Why did ask me to move with you when we came to Seattle?"
"You know sometimes I ask myself that same question."
Kate stormed out of the kitchen and went to her room. Ana sighed and went back to her computer, contemplating her next move. Something had to change and soon. She couldn't stay here any longer than necessary. She took a quick peak at her bank balance and with a measly one thousand dollars she wasn't going to be able to do anything. Kate was right, she couldn't even afford to pay for a one bedroom apartment. Her phone rang and startled her. She smiled when she saw Mrs. T calling.
"HI Mrs. T."
"Hi Ana dear. Are you busy?"
"I was wondering if you would like to come over for dinner. Theo went out with the son-in-law and the grandsons. I forgot and cooked dinner for two."
"I would love to. Can I bring anything?"
"No I have wine and dessert, just bring your appetite. Although a tiny girl like you, doesn't each much."
Ana laughed. "What time do you want me there?"
"Now if possible."
"I'll be right there."
Ana hung up, grabs her things and went next door to spend a lovely evening with Mrs. T.