A/N - Hola bitches;) How've we been? Well, I don't have much to say tbh... apart from when reading back the first story (Where Do You Wanna Start?) I explained a character who never actually appeared... until now. So if you get confused go back to chapter 1 on WDYWS! Enjoy!
"2 pints, 2 gin and tonics and a white wine spritzer please." Mai straightened her strapless top against her skinny jeans, tapping her fingernails on the bar as she waited for the drinks. She turned round and leaned against the bar, looking round and everyone, trying to find where the others were sitting.
"£10.90 please love." The bloke behind the bar said. She gave him the money and carefully took them over to the others.
"Are you sure he isn't coming? It is your birthday." Rani shouted over the music.
"Rani, he isn't coming, whether it's my birthday or not." Mai said. "We don't talk as much."
"I don't understand that, you live with each other." Charlie said.
"Yeah but I sleep on the sofa."
"Why is that?" Clyde asked. "Cause it can't be anything to do with what happened with Mels, cause you found out after that, and he won't tell us."
"Whoah guys come on, it's been 6 months, why are you asking me now?" She said, taking a sip of her drink. "Anyway, it's my birthday, let's enjoy it!"
"How is she?"
"Why don't you come and find out for yourself mate?" Clyde said, jumping from foot to foot from the cold.
"Clyde." Luke snapped.
"Seriously, why aren't you here?"
"Someone needs to look after Sky."
"Your Mum's there and she can look after herself anyway."
"I got a text from Maria today."
"Really?" Clyde said, leaning against a wall. "What did it say?" He asked as Mai walked out and stood next to him.
"She asked me out."
"SHE ASKED YOU OUT?" He spluttered. "Maria?"
"Good for you Luke!" Mai called down the phone before walking back inside.
"Was that sarcastic or genuine?" Luke asked.
"Strangely enough, I think it was genuine."
"Oh." He sighed.
"When are you two gonna sort this out?"
"Were just friends."
"I know you lost Melody and I know it's more than just friends still cause otherwise you wouldn't be on the phone to me now, asking how she is."
"Is she pissed?"
"She's not that bad to be honest, but Rani's off her fucking head." He chuckled.
"Happy fucking birthday to me." Mai muttered, pulling one high heel of her foot, plonking it on the floor as she sat on the sofa covered in blankets. "Happy bloody birthday to me." She pulled the other heel off, rubbing her feet. "Happy frickin birthday Mai Halo, happy birthday to me." She sighed, pulling her knees to her chest. She looked down at the silver locket hanging from her neck, opening it up and looking at the picture of her, Luke and Melody at christmas. "You should be here. You and Daddy should be here with me. Well he is. But he's not my Luke anymore. And you, well, your dead." She sighed. "My Melody, Mels. Sarah-Jane Halo, Melody Smith. Why did you have to die? Why does life have to be so fucking cruel?"
"If your like this now, god knows what you'll be like when you reach Trenzalore." Luke said, leaning against the door frame in the shadows.
"Don't take the piss Luke." She said bitterly.
"Talking to your dead daughter, not the greatest idea Mai." He said, walking over and sitting next to her.
"Denying she was your child now, great."
"You know what I mean." He sighed, rolling his eyes. "Mai I-" He was interupted by the sound of Mai's phone ringing.
"Urgh, get that will you." She sighed, laying backwards onto the sofa. He picked up her bag and searched through it, picking up her phone and answering it.
"Hello?" He said. "Sorry who?" He mumbled. "She can't come to the phone right now." He said, rolling his eyes. "Look mate I can't see her making a exception for you. Do YOU know who I am? She's not in the mood to talk right now, she's been going through alot. Look mate just accept it, she can't talk now!" He said, getting annoyed.
"URGH!" Mai shouted, sitting up again. "For fuck sake who is it Luke?"
"Some kid called Matty?" She stared at him open mouthed for a second before snatching it out of his hand.
"3 years." She whispered down the phone. "3 years and I hadn't heard from you when I needed you the most. Where were you Sam?"
"Sam?" Luke mouthed in confusion.
"I'm sorry." Sam said.
"You wanna know what's new with me? I met a time traveller and his wife, nearly killed all his friends to save their lives and it turns out, they were my parents. He left me on Earth for 8 months, the house blew up, Sadie and Charlie had a baby, I fell in love with someone then I had a baby who was stolen, we got her back, I blew our spacehip up, died then somehow was brought back to life, fought in a intergalatic war on the planet where my father is from even though it's locked so nobody can get in or out. I escaped and then left my boyfriend with our baby, then a whole alternative timeline happened but then I came back, then my boyfriend fucked off to Australia. He said some things about me and my baby so I gave her up and then she died just a few hours after now I sleep on the sofa in my ex-boyfriends house. Today is my 17th birthday and you know that, but where were you the last 2 before that? Where have you been when I needed you most Sam?" She said, walking through to Luke's bedroom with Luke following. "Hm?"
"I missed you." He said, not knowing how to react.
"I missed you too." She whispered, crying.
"I just wanted to say happy birthday."
"Yeah, happy fucking birthday." She hung up, slamming her phone on the bedside table. She sat on the bed as Luke squidged up and sat beside her, putting his arm round her shoulders and cried into his chest as he pulled the covers over them both until they fell asleep.
"Why are we watching them?" Sky whispered as she, Rani and Clyde stood in the doorway watching Mai and Luke asleep cuddled up together.
"So we can tease him about it later." Clyde whispered.
"What are you lot- oh really guys?" Sarah-Jane said, peering over their shoulders. "Go, go, really can't believe you lot." She said, ushering them off into the attic. She stopped for a moment and smiled at them before leaning in and closing the door.
"I can't believe your even doing this." Sky shook her head as her, Luke, Clyde and Rani sat in the attic.
"Didn't ask for your opinion Sky." He muttered, flicking his hair slightly in the mirror. He was off out with Maria for the evening.
"Seriously, after everything at christmas?"
"And?" He muttered.
"She pointed a gun at Mai."
"I get a lot of guns pointed at me." Mai muttered, walking in and plonking herself on the sofa.
"Why are you even doing this?"
"Cause I am!" He said, sitting down.
"Well I think it's stupid." Sky muttered.
"Are you two staying here tonight?" He asked Clyde and Rani, brushing off Sky's comment.
"Yeah why the hell not." Clyde said.
"I still think he's being stupid." Clyde muttered, sitting on the floor of Luke's room with Rani whilst Mai layed longways across the bed, staring up at the ceiling.
"I don't know why your making a fuss about it to be honest." Mai said, rolling over and looking at them.
"He's the father of your child Mai!"
"Mel is dead." She said, becoming more serious. "If she was still alive or we still had her then maybe but no. He can date whoever he likes."
"We'll sort this out, just you watch!" Clyde babbled. "Before you know it, we'll have you two sorted, you just see!"
"Ha! Your gonna have a bit of trouble there then! I won't be here!"
"What?" She sighed, sitting up and crossing her legs, looking at Rani and Clyde.
"Jenny is moving back to Messaline. The planet where she was born." She said. "Well, generated." She corrected. "Anyway, she's moving there with the kids and her husband so I'm moving in with her when I'm not in The TARDIS."
"Messaline is another planet though. The whole point of you not being on The TARDIS all the time is so your still used to earth and don't lose your part human heritage."
"There's humans on Messaline too!"
"It's another planet Mai!"
"Well what do I have here to stay round for hm? Mels is dead and I've lost Luke. What's the point of sticking round here?"