I DO NOT OWN HARVEST MOON

A/N: Come on peeps, hehe, I can see you're reading. Can I get a comment or two:-D

Chapter 7:

At Lilian's house, she sat there, looking at him with her bright eyes. He sighed, very ashamed now that she caught him beating Kai up. "What was that all about Cliff?" She asked, standing up to go to the kitchen.

"I don't know, I just...I can't see you get hurt..." Lilian glared at him as she set up her tea kettle.

"Shouldn't you be worried about Ann, not me. I mean, come on Cliff. I'm just fine, I'm doing what I want, and I'm happy. You don't have to worry about me. You should worry about Ann..." She said,, with slight disdain as she mentioned Ann's name.

"Well, Ann and I had lost our sparks... We broke up today. I guess, I don't know... I don't want to be with her anymore..." Cliff hung his head, and Lilian came over with some hot tea.

"Well, I'm really sorry to hear that..." She said, sitting in front of him. "It's really good tea, I found the leaves outside." She said smiling. "Excuse me for a second, I need to change." She stood up, still a little dizzy, and walked into her room, shutting her door. Cliff sat there and looked at the mahogany door and sipped his tea. He recognized the chamomile and jasmine. He smiled and leaned back, feeling like a complete dick but he did not care anymore.

Lilian stepped out in a pair of yoga pants and a wife beater, sitting there ion her couch with her cup of tea. "I hope yours is sweet enough." She said smiling a little.

"You have no idea..." He whispered and sipped. "What happened at the mines though? I heard a cry, but I thought it might have been a bird..." He said sluggishly, moving over to the couch to sit beside her.

"Well, I was in a very deep shaft, and there was a tremor, and a rock fell, hitting me in the head. The next thing I remember was I was in the dark, face down in the dirt, covered in mud, and completely sick. I found the shaft leading up, tried to climb out of the cavern, but at the mouth I fell, and that's when I yelled. I'm really happy you found me..." She said, scooting a little closer to him. "Thank you..." She leaned over and kissed his cheek and looked over blushing slightly.

"It's no problem...I couldn't just leave you there." He said, looking away and placing the mug up towards his face.

They sat there in silence, listening to the night when Lilian turned on the television. She popped in a horror film from the 60's. Lilian soon fell asleep and left Cliff to follow. When the morning sun shone in through her windows, she looked up, seeing she had snuggled up close to Cliff. She noticed the tiny details of how he slept, he breathed very lightly, but had a small snore. He was curled up on the edge of her couch, and his hand was on hers. She guessed he might have put it there. He was smiling, and he had his fingertips curled into a fist.

Lilian smiled and pulled away, looking at her clock. It was 10 a.m. She wiggled her nose and stood up, looking around. She did a nice long stretch and went to the kitchen, turning on the stove to start breakfast. Cliff woke up shortly after, not realizing he was still at Lilian's. He breathed in, smelling the flowery scent of her house, he loved it, it always reminded him of honeysuckle. He sat up straight, rubbing his eyes and looking over, not seeing Lilian there, but seeing her in the kitchen.

"I guess we fell asleep on the sofa watching that movie last night..." She said bashfully flipping a pancake.

"Ah, I guess so." He smiled and stood up, seating himself at the table. He glanced down at his sleeve, and saw a small blood stain. He bit his lip and looked over at her, forcing a smile.

They ate quietly, until Cliff opened his mouth. "I think I should do your chores today. You know? It would be a lot easier for that to happen, and plus, you need to go back to the doctor's." He said looking down at his shoes.

"You would do that for me? You're too kind. Thank you!" She said smiling. She went into her room, changing into jeans and a tank top. "I'll be back in about an hour. Don't worry about the house and stuff, I'll do those chores haha." She smiled and stepped out. Cliff watched her quietly through the window and sighed. She sparkled and glowed, she was like a pixie.

Lilian started a light jog to get to the Doctor's office when she felt a firm grip on her arm. It was Kai, his face was slightly scraped up, but he had made his face clean and the cuts appeared smaller. "What the fuck Lilian?! You didn't come by last night to even check on me!" He spat.

"I'm sorry, but you were so mad, I didn't want to get into all of this. I was scared you would get mad at me or something." She said looking shamefully down at her sneakers.

"What would give you that impression Lilian! All I wanted was you that night, I would have never hurt you, and then you go HOME with that son of a bitch! Fuck that shit Lilian! What the fuck were you thinking?" He asked, gripping her arm a little harder.

"You're starting to hurt my arm Kai! Come on, he was bawling, and you looked like you were about to pass out. I didn't wnat to keep you up! I didn't want ot interrogate you, so I talked to Cliff, he told me what happened. We didn't do anything Kai, let me go!" She wailed as he gripped both of her arms .He gave her a blood red look, shaking her. She started to cry, and Kai dragged her near Gotz's house. He knew Gotz wouldn't be back for another hour or so.

"DO YOU WANT TO SEE HOW ANGRY I GET LILIAN?! Do you?! I care so much about you, and all you do is go home with Cliff? You lied to me, led me on! How could you do that to me?! You're just like Popuri, a slut, a fucking slut!" He screamed. She fell to her knees, wailing for him to stop. "Want me to stop? Do you Lilian?1 You better tell me the goddess damned truth if you want me to stop!" She screamed, tears streaming down his face.

"We talked, drank tea and watched a movie. I fell asleep and so did he, that was it, it was innocent. Let me go Kai, let me go please!" She cried as his grip started tightening.

"You should have been at my house, comforting me...I was so fucked up last night Lili! SO FUCKED UP! I fell in love with you that day at the beach! You were beautiful, all I wanted was you!" He cried, falling towards the ground on top of her. She tried to push him away but he had her pinned beneath her.

"Kai, please let me go..." She cried as he forced her hands above her.

"I'll give you something you will never forget." Kai said seething at her. He gave her a rough raw kiss and pressed her towards the ground, cracking her back slightly. She could taste the alcohol on his breath, and knew this wasn't going to be good. She kneed him in the groin and rolled away from him, running as fast as she could to the doctor's.

She wiped her tears, bushed off her shirt, and walked in. The doctor smiled, then immediately frowned. "Lilian, what happened? You've been crying, I can tell..." He said as she sat down on the examining table.

"Nothing, I wasn't crying. Just allergies..." She lied, looking down at her arms. There were light purple bruises on her arms, and she sighed. "So, how does my head look?" She asked ans he looked under the bandages. She folded her arms and forced a smile.

"Great, just great. You look perfect. Here's some extra bandages and go home and clean up, you have dirt in your cuts." The doctor frowned, not buying her allergy story, but didn't want to press the matter. Lilian nodded and jumped down form the examining table. She thanked him and Elli and ran back to her farm, trying not to make a lot of noise.

Cliff was weeding as Lilian ran to him, clinging his arm crying as hard as ever. "Oh my Goddess Lili, what the fuck happened?" He asked, sitting down in the grass holding her.

"Kai, he tried to hurt me Cliff! I don't want this anymore, I didn't know he was like that! I didn't know I didn't know!!!!" she wailed clinging to his arm.

"What did he do to you Lilian?" She looked up at him as tears flooded from her eyes, and showed him her arms.

"He grabbed me, and forced me to the ground, and kissed me, so I I I, kneed him and he fell away. No one knows but you. I dont' want to do this anymore Cliff!" She cried even harder now, leaning over and throwing up. Cliff rubbed her back and looked behind him. Kai was standing at the entrance. He had a baseball bat and was viciously staring Cliff down.

"Whatever you do, don't look up okay? Just stay down." Lilian looked at his face, and she looked behind her, against his wishes and screamed when she saw Kai.

"DON'T LET HIM HURT ME CLIFF! PLEASE DON'T LET HIM HURT ME!" She screamed as she stood up, running to her horse's barn. Klyde bucked and neighed as she approached. She shushed him, petting his muzzle and grabbing a pitch fork, keeping guard inside.

"Cliff, you bastard, you taking my woman..." Kai slurred, patting the bat against his palm.

"I didn't take anything that didn't want to be taken you jack ass, get off this farm... You're drunk ,you aren't up for a fight." Cliff growled, never taking his eyes off Kai's bat.

"Too bad, I fight better when I'm fucked up. Don't you know that you jack ass...?" He spat back, swinging his bat at Cliff, barely missing him.

Cliff slapped Kai across the face, and ducked again when the bat came whirling back. Cliff rolled, moving his leg to trip Kai. He took the bat out of ai's hand and hit him over the head, knocking him out cold. "Not much of a fight, what a bastard." Cliff groaned, walking towards Lilian's house. He called Harris and made him come immediately to pick Kai up.

When Cliff found Lilian, she was curled up in a ball asleep with the pitchfork in her hand. Her horse was laying down next to her with its head on her side. It looked up and snorted when Cliff came by. Lilian looked up and saw him, she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed his cheek. "You must be my hero hah." She smiled at him, and their eyes locked. He wanted to kiss her, but he turned away. She looked a little disappointed. "Well, I should get dressed. I'll meet you at the Inn later..." She stood up and looked at him as he stood there.

"Lilian, Kai wont bother you anymore..." He sighed. She smiled and nodded.

"I know. You came back, I know he wouldn't be here to bother me anymore. Thank you." She said smiling. She looked down, and glanced up one last time. He smiled at her and she walked away.