Disclaimer- I don't own Treasure Planet but I do own Kat. She is my OC.
Chapter 1- It's You!
Amelia gazed up at the Legacy in satisfaction. The finishing repairs were almost complete. Her last mission had proved totally and utterly disastrous. She had been asked to ferry some merchant goods from Montressor to Na'vi. Unfortunately, they had run into some trouble along the way which resulted in all the merchant's goods being destroyed plus a rather pissed of customer. Not good. Well, at least all the repairs were going smoothly and she could relax. As if. She was about to pack up and go home when she heard a voice behind her.
"You've been keeping secrets from me."
Amelia spun around and came face to face with another Feline. She was the same height as her with brown hair pulled into a high ponytail and a few stray locks hanging down on either side of her face. She though, had deep brown eyes and was grinning madly at Amelia.
"Kat?!" Amelia stared, mouth gaping.
"Ya know cuz, I never thought you were one to stand there speechless. I guess miracles do happen!" Kat laughed before being pulled into a hug by her cousin.
Amelia smiled at her. " I'm glad to see you. I had begun to wonder whether I would ever hear from you again."
Kat shrugged. "You can't get rid of me that easily."
"Obviously. So, what brings you to Montressor?"
"What, am I not wanted here?" She pretended to look insulted. Amelia playfully slapped her cousin before shaking her head.
"Of course not, it's just I don't get many visits from anyone back on Felinian. Well, I don't get any visitors actually." Amelia said sadly. Most of her family had ignored her due to her career and marriage choice. Only Kat and her mother continued to contact her. That's why she was more sisterly to Kat. They basically were sisters.
Kat gave her a sympathetic look. "I know. Well, firstly I came to tell you I'm moving to Montressor."
Amelia stared, wide-eyed at her. "Y-you're moving here? Kat, that's great!" Amelia pulled her cousin into yet another hug.
"You didn't let me finish."
Amelia released her cousin and smiled sheepishly. " Sorry. I'm just glad I have some family left that isn't forced to see me."
Kat waved the apology away. " Anyway, I want to know why you've been keeping secrets from me."
Amelia watched her cousin cautiously, even though she had no idea what she was talking about.
"What kind of secrets?"
"Oh, you know, that you went to Treasure Planet, Arrow passed away, you married Delbert Doppler and have four kids. Things like that."
"Wait, how did you know I-"
"Married to Delbert? Well, Delbert is an old friend of mine. My brother knew him from school and they were close friends. I also saw him down at the library. But don't worry, there was never anything between us." Kat added with a mischievous grin.
"I never said-"
"I'm joking, Amelia." Kat cut her off and laughed at Amelia. "You haven't changed a bit. Still secretive, I see."
"And you haven't changed a bit either." Amelia retorted. "Still trying to get on people's nerves, I see."
"Don't be ridiculous Amelia." Kat gave a sly grin. "I don't have to try to get on people's nerves."
Amelia sighed and rolled her eyes. "Some people never change."
Delbert yawned and stretched. It had been a long day, full of talking with professors, students and handing in completed projects. Thankfully though, he didn't receive any new projects, which hopefully meant that things would be easier between him and Amelia. Normally, he would only work on a project for a couple of hours but recently he had started spending a lot more time on them, which annoyed his wife. He recalled the argument that had taken place the night before and still hadn't been resolved.
"You're still working?"
Delbert turned to see Amelia standing in the doorway to their study, hands on hips and looking pissed.
He let out a long sigh. "I'm nearly done. A couple more pages about-"
"That's all you seem to spend your time doing! Working on bloody projects for the University. I'm sick of it." She'd cut him off, fuming.
"It's the last one, I swear. Once I finish this, I won't be given any more until next year."
Amelia's eyes narrowed and she glared at him. "That's what you said last time, Doctor."
Uh-oh. She was calling him 'Doctor'. She was really unhappy.
"Yes, I know I said that but-"
"You knew?! You knew that you would be given another project but lied to me?" She stared at him incredulously, anger boiling.
"No! I mean yes….I mean… ugh, I don't know…." He trailed off, knowing he was treading on dangerous territory.
"Yes or no, Doctor?"
Her voice was deadly calm, but it didn't take a scientist to sense the fury. No pun intended.
He was going to have to play a sympathy card, but had a bad feeling it wasn't going to work. Not on Amelia.
"Look, I know I said the last time that I wouldn't have any more projects but I wasn't 100% sure. I had a feeling I might be given another one but I hoped not. I didn't say anything because I knew you were getting annoyed with me working." He glanced at her expression and quickly added, "And I use that term very loosely."
He watched as she pinched the bridge of her nose. That could either be a good or a bad sign. She sighed and threw her hands up in frustration.
"Fine. Fine. Go ahead and just…work. I don't care anymore."
She'd then stormed out the room, slamming the door behind her. Her words rang in her head. She didn't care? He knew she was angry but saying something like that was a little too harsh. Neither of them had ever said that to the other, even when they were furious. It hurt him. A lot.
That night, when he had gone to bed, they'd both stayed on their separate sides and not curled up together like they normally did. There had been no talk either because neither of them was quite ready for this argument to be over.
Sighing, Delbert rose from his desk chair and gathered up his few belongings. He had no idea what the evening held.
As Kat and Amelia meandered slowly down the Space Port, they talked about everything, from the latest news to what had been happening in the other's life.
"My God, I can't believe he actually did that." Amelia shook her head and chuckled.
"No, neither can I. Anyhow, I get the feeling something's not right between you and Delbert." Kat studied her cousin, trying to read her emotions.
Amelia bowed her head to try and avoid Kat's gaze. "Why would you think that?"
"Well, firstly you just avoided eye contact which is major giveaway and secondly, you have hardly spoken about Delbert or yourself."
Amelia sighed and watched as a nearby couple wrapped their arms around each other whilst watching their children play. It made her heart ache. It reminded her so much of what she and Delbert were like. Then she remembered that she was supposed to be angry with him. "It's nothing."
"Go on, you can tell me. After all, it's not much fun for me watching you mope."
"Well…we had a little fight last night and we still haven't made up."
"What was it about?"
"Delbert just works and works. It honestly gets on my nerves. Im beginning to despise that bloody University."
Kat nodded understandingly. She knew how engrossed Delbert could become in his work. "I'm getting the feeling that one of you said something that they totally regret?"
Amelia brushed her hair behind her ear. A sure sign that she was ashamed of what she was about to say. "I kinda lost it and told him that I didn't care."
Kat stopped in her tracks and stared at her cousin. She knew Amelia had a fiery temper and poorly planned words sometimes-she had experienced it first hand- but she never thought Amelia would even think of saying something like that, especially to the one person she loved more than life itself. Amelia noticed her cousins gaze and suddenly became extremely interested in looking down at the floor.
"Bit harsh, wasn't it." It wasn't really a question, more of a statement.
"Mmm. That was pretty harsh to say to him. I know you're angry and all, but still."
Amelia fought the lump that had risen in her throat. Giving a small nod, she cleared her throat.
"Delbert should be home by the time we get back so you'll be able to see him. You're also more than welcome to stay the night."
Kat nodded and followed Amelia through the Space Port. She had noticed how Amelia had avoided the subject of settling things between her and Delbert. This can't be good. And with the real reason why she had suddenly stopped by, she honestly doubted it was going to help.
Home Sweet Home…
Delbert opened the front door to the house and stepped inside. Closing it behind him, he wasn't expecting to be greeted by no other than Kat.
"Kat?" He stared at her for a moment before grinning.
Kat smiled before giving him a friendly hug. "How ya doin?"
They made small talk before Kat asked him how things were between him and Amelia.
He shrugged. "Oh, you know, normal." He could tell by the expression on Kat's face that she didn't believe him for a second.
"Amelia told me about you're argument. And about what was said." She studied him and saw pain flicker across his features. Sighing, he pulled out a kitchen chair and motioned for Kat to do the same.
"Where is she anyway?"
"She's gone over to Sarah's to drop off some overnight stuff for the kids. Sarah offered to let them stay then drop them off at school tomorrow."
"Oh." Was all Delbert said. Kat exhaled and gazed at him.
"You know that you two have to make up at some point."
He gave the merest of nods but the door opening and closing distracted them. Amelia wandered into the kitchen and wasn't surprised to see Delbert was home.
"How were the kids?" Kat asked, hoping to ease some of the tension in the room because at the moment it was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Amelia went over to the sink and poured herself a glass of water. "They're fine."
And then came the silence. Kat sat there, looking from Delbert to Amelia. Delbert traced the pattern on the tablecloth and Amelia hovered by the sink, slowly sipping the water from her glass. Sighing, she knew she might as well tell Amelia the news.
"Amelia, sit for a moment."
Amelia gave her a wary look but sat without saying anything. She hoped that Kat was smart enough to not point out that she and Delbert needed to make up. Thankfully, she was.
"Obviously, this is a bad time but I need to tell you something." She started slowly, receiving puzzled looks from her cousin and Delbert. "You both know that I'm moving here to Montressor but that's not the only reason I came. Amelia, it's about…. you're mother. Im really sorry but she passed away in her sleep last night." She looked up at her cousin and watched her pale face.
"W-what?" She asked quietly, hoping that somehow she had heard wrongly. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Delbert glanced at his wife's pale face. He knew that they were angry at each other but right now that didn't matter.
"Im really sorry Amelia." Kat whispered.
Without saying anything, Amelia rose from the table and jogged up the stairs. A moment later, Kat and Delbert heard the bedroom door being slammed shut.
A/N- Hope you enjoyed :) I wanted to try using my OC and I've had this idea in my head for a while now. I'm not sure about it. Please review and tell me what you think because I'm not sure whether to continue this story…