I know it's been a while. I'm sorry. When I look at this story all I can see is a giant cube-like figure. Oh yeah, It's called writer's block. Cube? Block? Har har har. Sorry again. For the lame ass joke and for not updating in a long time.
Olivia was surprised to wake up alone. She felt the spot next to her and it was cold so Alex had been gone for a while. She rolled out of bed and got dressed again. She made her way to the kitchen where she heard voices. It sounded like Melody and Alex.
"I don't know why you're doing this to yourself again," Alex said in a passionate whisper, "She left you. There was no contact for months. Then suddenly her car breaks down, a car you bought her by the way, and she calls you?"
"Did you expect me to leave her in the middle of nowhere?" Melody asked back.
"Well yeah," Alex stated, "She asked you to marry her then she leaves? What kind of messed up shit is that?"
"Lex," Melody said calmly, "We both see everyday that life can end in a blink of an eye. She makes me happy. I've forgiven her. Why can't you?"
"Because she hurt you," Alex barely whispered.
When Olivia rounded the corner Melody was leaning on the counter and Alex was standing in front of her with her arms crossed. The two got quiet when Olivia walked in.
"Am I interrupting?" Olivia asked, opening the refrigerator and grabbing a bottle of water.
"No," Melody smiled. She wrapped her arms around Alex and whispered, "Stop worrying about me, Lex. I'm a big girl."
Melody walked off down the hallway and Alex just sighed.
"You okay?" Olivia asked.
Instead of answering, Alex asked, "Do you feel like going for a walk?"
Olivia nodded, "Sure."
They put all their clothes back on, adding their shoes and coats. As they walked down the front porch steps Alex slid her hand into Olivia's. Olivia smiled and threaded their fingers together.
Alex took Olivia to a trail through the woods. Their connected hands swung together while they walked.
Olivia looked over at the blonde and saw a distant look in her face. "Do you want to talk about it?"
"You heard what we were fighting about didn't you?" Alex asked.
Olivia guiltily nodded.
"I just don't understand how she could just let Serena walk back into her life like nothing happened," Alex huffed.
"Love?" Olivia asked.
Alex frowned, "I hope not."
"Melody got over the fact that Serena left, why can't you?" Olivia tilted her head.
Alex shrugged, "I guess I'm just over-protective."
Olivia slid her hand around Alex's waist, pulling her closer, "And it's cute, but Melody's a grown woman."
"You're right," Alex groaned, "And I'll even be civil to her. I just won't like her."
Olivia kissed Alex's cheek, "That's all I ask."
"Melody's just so trusting and forgiving," Alex went on.
Olivia smiled. Alex wasn't going to let this go for a while so she walked with Alex and let her babble on until she was vented out.
When they neared the house again, they saw Serena and Melody standing a few yards from the house, under a tree with no leaves, smiling at each other. Serena brought Melody's hand up to her heart and then kissed her knuckles.
"Look," Olivia whispered, "They're cute."
Melody rested her forehead on Serena's, holding both of the blonde's hands.
The more Alex watched the more conflicted she felt. She was angry, but seeing Melody smile like that…It all made Alex want to scream. So she settled for stomping up the stairs and disappearing into the house.
Olivia trotted after her and caught up with her angrily throwing logs into the fireplace. "Hey," she grabbed Alex's wrists to stop her from hurling any more wood.
Alex looked at her and stood. "I can't do it. I just…Serena crossed a line."
"And I'm sorry," came a voice from the doorway.
Alex and Olivia looked to see Serena, alone. Her hands were folded in front of her and she caught Alex's eyes. If looks could kill, Serena would be dead a million times over.
"It's obvious you're not going to get over this right now," Serena said, "And I completely understand."
"I don't think you," Alex walked around the couch to be face to face with Serena. Olivia followed to make sure Alex didn't start swinging.
Serena sighed, "The two most important things to me were Melody and my job. When I lost my job, I panicked. What if Melody left me too? So I left her before she could leave me. It doesn't make any sense now, but back then it did. I know I did something stupid, but I am so in love with her I'm going to spend the rest of my life trying to make up for lost time and the pain I caused."
Alex mulled Serena's words over in her head. She finally let out a long breath and said, "I don't know how she did it, but it'll be a while before I can forgive you."
Serena nodded, "I understand." She glanced at Olivia before walking out the door.
Olivia smiled and hugged Alex, "I'm proud of you sweetie. You were almost nice."
"Yeah well don't get used to it," Alex smiled back, "the little bit of nice I have left has to last the rest of the year."