Here is the ending of The Blue Diamond. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for sticking with me! All your reviews have been so sweet and encouraging! :)
I will be posting the sequel as soon as come up with a title for it... ;)
Disclaimer: I own nothing but Mickey and Alex
The Blue Diamond
Chapter 38: Perfect Ending
Michaela's stomach churned when the familiar white house came into view. As the Skyline pulled into the driveway, the smell of barbeque blew into the car through Vince's open window. "Oh look at that, a welcome home barbeque," Vince quipped sarcastically.
"Maybe it's a funeral pyre," Alex commented with a grimace.
As soon as Leon shut off the engine, Mia appeared at the top of the driveway, brown eyes flashing and hands on her hips. "Oh shit," Michaela muttered. "Alex, you go first."
Alex shrugged a shoulder, her hand reaching for the door. "What's the worst she could do?" she asked, looking back at Vince.
"I'll get it," he said on a sigh as he got out of the car to open the door for her.
He offered Alex his hand and the smile he got in return made that familiar warmth spread through his stomach. "Thanks big guy," she said, taking his hand. Once she was out of the car, Vince slung an arm around her shoulders and pressed a kiss to her temple before the two of them headed up toward Mia.
Michaela narrowed her eyes at them. Mia was so excited to see them so…couple-y that she welcomed them with open arms before shoving them towards the table. "That is so unfair," she commented with a scowl. It wasn't like she could play that card with Leon; Mia was already over their relationship.
"C'mon, Princess. You have to face her eventually," he said getting out of the car. He opened the door for Michaela and handed her the crutches as he tried to fight off a smile; Michaela was taking her sweet time getting out of the car. When she was finally out and balancing awkwardly on one foot, he helped her hobble slowly up the driveway towards her doom.
When she finally reached Mia, she gave her a small smile. "Hi Mia," she greeted, trying to play it cool.
"Really Mickey? You weren't going to call?" Mia asked, her voice loud and accusing.
Michaela looked down at her casted foot. "We called."
"No, Alex called. She found some balls and called. That should've been you!" Mia shouted, her tone frustrated. "I was worried sick! Jesse gave us no information other than that you guys were in the hospital! Do you know how frustrating that is?"
"Let it go, Mia," Dominic's authoritative voice came from his place at the grill. "She's all right now. Just leave it."
For once, Michaela was thankful for Dom's intrusion. Mia, however, was not. "Why should I, Dom? She didn't even bother to call!"
"I think she had other things to worry about," he replied, his dark eyes falling on her cast. "So leave it be and sit down. Food's ready."
Mia glared at him briefly before giving in. "Fine," she muttered after a minute before throwing her arms around Michaela. "I'm just glad you're alive! I was worried sick!" she exclaimed with a relieved sigh.
Michaela laughed and hugged her back tightly, letting the crutches drop from underneath her arms. "I'm fine, I promise."
"Good," Mia said pulling away. She crouched down and picked up the crutches for her. "Now sit down so we can eat."
After giving Mia a sisterly peck on the cheek, Michaela hobbled over to the table, taking the seat between Leon and Vince. She glanced over at Alex who was locked in a cross-table heated glance with Vince, no doubt playing footsie with him under the table. Next to her, Jesse was eyeing the chicken Dom had just set at the table, licking his lips while he rubbed his hands together in anticipation. Letty sat down next to Vince, slapping him on the back, totally surprising him and making Mia, who was sitting on her other side giggle. Dom took his place at the head of the table and folded his hands together, patiently waiting for someone to grab the chicken. Leon shot one more hoop before setting the ball down and sitting at the other head of the table. He grabbed her hand in his before lifting it to his mouth and kissing it gently. She met his green eyes and smiled, this was home.
Feeling grateful, she reached in and grabbed a piece of chicken, ready to thank whoever it was that gave her this crazy family and the amazing man at her side. For once, everything was perfect.
So? What'd you think? Was it a good ending? Let me know!
The sequel will be set during "The Fast and The Furious" and be more centered around Vince and Alex's relationship. :)
I hope all of you have a Happy New Year and a great 2011!