I wake up the next morning and I'm relieved to see that Alex didn't run away.

Am I wrong to think she'd run away? I mean, I understand that she came back, but she keeps running away from me. Every time we get closer to each other she just pulls away and honestly, its beginning to piss me off.

Don't get me wrong, I'm an extremely patient woman, but when someone takes advantage of that, I turn into a nasty woman. My patience only runs so far with Alex. I love her to death, I really freaking do, but this back and forth nonsense is just exhausting. It's been years, and the fact that I'm just now beginning to figure out everything, frightens me as well. Alex is awesome and she means so much to me, but I'm still afraid t fully trust her. At the same time though, I do...

I began to get up from bed when I hear my phone vibrate on the nightstand.


"Hey Liv, how's it goin"

"Eh it's goin El. Tired. How's work today?" I picked up my brush and ran it through my hair.

"It's slow. I noticed its always slow when you ask for days off... And what's goin on? You never ask for a day off, let alone a week..."

I coughed and got up to walk to the kitchen. "Well its uh, health related. I didn't want to tell you until the official results came in but my doctor wanted me to rest until then..."

"Liv honestly, what's up. You've always been able to tell me what's wrong, what makes this any different?"

"This is a matter of if I live to see all of your kids graduate El. This is serious, and I don't want to scare anyone until I get the test results back."


"El, I promise you that you'll be one of the first people I tell. So please don't worry. I'm fine and knowing me, I will be fine" I sighed.

"Alright I'll take your word for it. I gotta go though, Cap doesn't look too happy. Ill talk to you later Liv."


I slammed my phone on the table and put my head in my hands.

"Bad news?" I jumped, only to realize that it's just Alex.

"Not really, just Elliot being stubborn like he always is." I walk over to her and hug her, "how are you feeling?"

"I'm okay, I was slightly worried when I woke up and you weren't in bed. I realized you were here when I heard and saw you slam your phone down."

"Yeah sorry about that. I only just got up and then my phone rang and I didn't want to disturb you."

I walked into the kitchen and started a pot of coffee.

"Liv, what's going on with you? I didn't mean to overhear part of your conversation, but I did... Is everything okay?"

I closed my eyes and placed my hands on the counter.

"I'm okay right now Alex. Please don't worry. Everything's going to be fine. I just got some tests done and I'm waiting to find out if there was anything abnormal in the results."

I felt her wrap her arms around my waist from behind. "Liv please don't think I'm asking you these questions to deter you away from our problems and what happened last night. I just want you to be around with me forever..."

Damnit, how do I tell her this? She only just came back in my life and I'm sitting here spilling my guts to her when I couldn't even manage to tell Elliot.

There's a high chance I could be sick Alex, or hey Alex, I could die anytime and anywhere. Well, that's a bit of an exxageration but I don't know what I'm gonna do. I'm going to have to just tell her.

"Forever may only be 30 more years if the tests are accurate..."

"Liv, what? What's going on.."

I turned around and whispered in her ear, "There is an extremely high probability that I have Huntington's disease..."

I apologize for how short it is but I wanted to throw something out there for you guys.
Little bit of a cliffhanger, eh? Haha
I promise I won't leave y'all hangin for long.

I want to really thank the few people who commented on my last Author's Note. You guys are seriously awesome. Even though me being nice seems to have backfired in my face ENORMOUSLY, I'm not letting anyone bring me down. You guys are amazing and awesome, and I wanna thank the people who added me to their alerts because of my note, very unexpected, but very welcomed and appreciated.

I appreciate you guys for being so patient with me and not demanding me to review every single day. I'm extremely busy with work, and home life, to the point where it takes me forever to even text back my own friends. I write when I have the time, and I try to set time out to write because you guys keep me going so I appreciate it. I truly do.