Author Notes: Hey, I am seriously so sorry that I've kept all of you from this next chapter. It's just that school started along with Marching Band and I've had a lot of family issues that I've had to deal with lately and haven't been able to get to writing. Once again, I'm sorry but finally here is chapter six and I hope you enjoy it.
Dedication: To Patricia Richardson for being such an amazing actress and I believe that everyone will deeply miss her after this season. It's too bad she has to leave but it's also understandable.
Disclaimer: I don't own nothin'!
Liquid XChapter 6
Milo sat in the corner of the jail cell staring at the ground. His surroundings were dark and almost scary to him. The feeling in the pit of his stomach churned with each thought of the past few days. His mind kept replaying the events as he tried to figure out the whole situation. His concentration as broken by a guard.
"Morton." The deep voice echoed in the small cell. "You made bail." He added and unlocked the bars for Milo to leave. They walked out to the mail area together when Milo finally spoke up.
"Who-"He tried to ask when the guard pointed to a woman. "Dr. Delgado."
"How's it going?" Lu said and gave him a slight smile. Milo just looked at her and immediately she got the point.
As they were signing release forms, Milo spoke again. "Thank you Lu." He said quietly.
"Don't thank me. IT wasn't my hundred bucks and decision not to press charges that bailed your butt out of the slammer."
"Who else Morton?.....Andy." She said as they headed out.
Milo walked into the hospital with Lu by his side. Lana was sitting at her desk running the feathers on the end of her pink pen through her hand. They looked towards her to see if anything was up.
"Here kid." She said and handed Lu her messages. "Dr. Morton?"
"She's waiting to see you." She stated softly.
Milo's eyes looked down he hall in exhaust and he headed towards Andy's hospital room. When he entered, she looked at him, tears running down her cheeks. They said nothing as Milo walked quickly to her bed and wrapped her up in his arms. She shook with sobs and he sighed quietly.
"I know you didn't do this." She mumbled in reassurance.
"...Andy..." He said and squeezed her body tighter. After a few minutes they pulled apart to talk.
"I can't....remember what happened Milo. The last thing I do remember is sitting at umm....a table with Les and then we ordered drinks and I went to the restroom...and after I came back we started talking but that's it. That's all I can recall."
"It's ok, it's ok." He held her again, making sure she felt safe with him. "We'll figure this out."
A few days later, Les sat at his kitchen counter drinking a small glass of wine, celebrating his success. He had done what he had set out to do: get Milo out of his way. He thought about what to do next but then wiped it away without a trace, figuring he should take things one step at a time. After several minutes of boredom, he migrated himself to his bedroom and pulled out the familiar box from his closest. Then, after setting up the computer and other various electronic devices, he logged into Andy's bedroom, thinking she would be resting considering she'd only been home for a little while and that maybe he could hear something he needed for the future.
Andy sat on her bed, doing her best at folding laundry. She had regained most of her balance and wanted to do some chores again. The door opened and Milo walked in. She smiled.
"Hey." She responded and stood from the bed.
"Don't get up sweetie."
"I want to." She said and approached him, wrapping her arms around him and squeezing. "I'm glad to see you." She added.
"Really?" He asked jokingly. "Same here." He added and then kissed her gently. "How are you feeling?"
"I'm better." She said and they sat down on the bed.
Milo looked around the room slowly as if searching for something. "So..."
"So..."She responded and looked at him.
When he looked back he saw that she was still somewhat pale and looked fragile. He didn't want to do what he had come there for, but he did anyway. Milo moved in slowly and started kissing her passionately. He didn't stop.
"Milo.." She laughed in between kisses. "What.." He stopped her from speaking anymore with his lips. Andy moved closer to him, enjoying what was happening. "Mmm..." She moaned as they slid off the bed together. "The floor?" She mumbled as he rolled on top of her. They kept kissing until Milo pulled away and covered his hand over her mouth to silence her. He then took his free hand and lifted the bed ruffle up to see under. There it was. Exactly what he had expected. The microphone Les had planted was sitting there soaking in all their conversations and sounds.
Andy gasped at it, knowing what it was from her years in the military. Milo took his hand off her mouth and they laid there in silence for a few seconds before he effortlessly disconnected the microphone.
"Oh my god." She said afterwards.
Les panicked at the sound of disconnection.
'The floor?' Her voice ran through his mind.
"Oh no." He said and quickly logged out of her bedroom and into her purse. But only to find Lizzy yelled at a video game she was playing down stairs. He logged back out and then into various other rooms to find nothing. "Damnit!" He yelled and threw down the headphones.
"They're probably all over the house." Milo stated.
"You think....that...Les..did this?" She asked in shock.
"I'm sorry Andy."
"Is that all you can say? 'I'm sorry Andy'" She quoted him. Tears formed in her eyes. Milo didn't speak. She stood from the bed and walked partially across the room. "And I really thought he was....."
"The Les you fell in love with." Milo finished her sentence.
Andy looked at him. "The Les I used to love. The one I married when I was still a child at heart. The one I had kids with!" She was fully crying now. "But he's not! He's not! And he's just proved to me that he's NOT! Not the man I loved for twenty-five years! He's exactly who he was the night he hit me Milo."
Milo stood and walked to her. Without words, she fell into his arms still crying. He knew it hurt her to have the truth about her ex-husband come out. He knew however, that Andy had known the whole time, deep down.
"He tricked me....again." She mumbled into his shirt. "He hurt me....again."
A few more days passed before Les called Andy and then showed up at the Campbell household wanting to see how she was doing. Jessie and Lizzy were at their friend's house for the night while Milo stayed with Andy. When Milo answered the door, Les looked shocked to see him.
"Can I help you sir?"
"I'm here to see Andy."
"I'm not so sure if that's a good idea."
"Listen, I want to see how my ex-wife is recovering, so if you'll please step aside." Les responded quickly taking a step towards the entrance to the house. Milo didn't move. A few seconds later, Andy came to the door herself.
"Lesley." She acknowledged.
"Andy, will you please tell your 'boyfriend' to move?!"
"I can't do that. You see, unlike you, Milo's here to protect me."
"From what?" Les asked.
"You." Andy said. "I know you did it. You hurt me...very bad Les...and again! And all because you were just jealous of Milo. I mean, how shallow can you get."
"Andy, you've got this all wrong." Les started.
"No, I don't." She said firmly. "We found the microphones in my bedroom, and my purse, and the kitchen, and the den, and the computer room."
"What microphones?" He asked innocently.
"I never, in all my life, thought you would ever go that far. But you have." She started to tear up but then held them back. "I thought that you had accepted the fact that I'm in love with a new person Les."
Milo's eyes widened and he turned to Andy. She had never told him what she had just said then. She looked back with soft tearing eyes, then turned to Les.
"I love him and you knew that! But despite my happiness you had that waiter put the drug in my beer at the restaurant. That's right, I remember. And then you took me back to your apartment and let me just completely forget about the one I really want to be with. And then you tried....you tried to just...." Andy couldn't say it. She stopped talking and looked Les straight in the eyes. Her expression turned cruel. "You're done Les. You're done being a part of this family." With that said, several cops pulled up to the house and Les looked around in panic.
They ran around Les and one handcuffed him. "Lesley Campbell, you're under arrest for the drugging and attempted rape of Dr. Andy Campbell. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law..." Their voices faded and Andy, with Milo's arms wrapped around her, watched him leave.
She fell deeper in his arms with tears and he held her. "I love you to." He whispered and she looked up at him. After a few short kisses and drying of her tears, she turned back to the house, looking up at it.
"It was hard enough telling Jessie and Lizzy that their father hit me. How am I going to even mention that he drugged me....." She said sadly. He looked at her sympathetically and still held her in his arms.
"You're not alone in it Andy." He said and for once since Les had been back from California, she smiled and really meant it.
"I know." She said and they headed back into the house.
Liquid XChapter 6
That's it folks! I know this chapter was short but it pretty much sums everything up. Review and I hope you really enjoyed this story. The next thing you'll be seeing from me will most likely be the sequel to Chaos At Rittenhouse. See ya!