An End and a Beginning

Life Unaccounted For Universe: Part 1

Summary: Part One of a series of one-shots in an AU setting inspired by a picture I found and put in the top corner.

Disclaimer: Hahaha, I wish! I own nothing.

A/N: It's a bit of a shocker! Enjoy and review!

She heard a throat clearing behind her and heaved out a sigh. Apparently she had been found out. Letty leaned back on a hand, using the other to brush away her now loose curls, only to find wetness on her face. She hadn't realized she had been crying. Goddammit.

The shadow that finally made its way into her vision was very familiar - and definitely not one that matched the man that she should have gotten married to over an hour ago.

He crouched behind her, hand wrapping around her bare upper arm. "People are worried about you", Dominic said seriously.

"What are you doing here?" she asked hoarsely, refusing to turn and look at him. She allowed his touch to steady her for a brief moment before pulling away.

"Mia texted me", he answered flatly. "She said you dumped your groom and took off. Abandoning your own wedding? Can we say overdramatic, Letty?" he sighed.

"Obviously you can", she muttered seriously. "Why are you here?"

He snorted derisively. "Apparently I'm still the only person who knows how to find you when you're upset."

"Can we not rehash our history please? Not today." She shook her head roughly. "You didn't answer my question", she said quietly. "Why the hell are you here?"

"Don't make me the bad guy here, Let", he said roughly. "I asked you to marry me three years ago, and you said no. You closed the door on our relationship and nailed it shut, not me. And I think the fact that I was going to let you marry that guy –raise our son with someone else – don't act like I don't care, Letty. You know me better than that."

"Where is Aiden?" she asked quietly.

"With Mia", he offered, "Great parenting by the way."

Letty did turn then to glare at him. "Shut up. He was with our entire family. I knew he'd be fine."

"I'm sorry", he said seriously, searching her tear-stained face. "God, Letty you kill me", he murmured. "Why the hell didn't you just marry him?"

"Apparently I'm a chump", she snapped irritatedly. "I can't be with you, and apparently I can't be with anyone else either. Can you just go away? I've got enough shit in my head right now. I don't even want to deal with you right now."

He chuckled under his breath. "I'll let that slide, because you've had a shitty day."

"Thanks so much", she muttered sarcastically.

"Alright, come on", he said standing up. "No more moping. I'll give you a ride to the house."

"You don't need to do that", she refuted, pushing herself up carefully.

"Look, I'm sure you could hitch a ride fairly easily in that get-up, but if I come back without you, Mia threatened my balls with a machete. And while I know you're not invested in my appendages anymore-"

She groaned. "Oh my god, I'll go with you if you promise to shut the hell up about your dick."

He grinned, "That I can do."

Letty followed his to his car and was brought up short when he opened the door to the backseat. "I stopped to grab you some clothes", he said quietly.

She looked up at him briefly, stunned to near speechlessness before she found her voice. "I- you really need to give me my house key back", she finished mildly. "Keep your eyes on the road", she murmured before he closed her door.

He didn't answer her until he was behind the wheel with the engine running. Dom met her gaze in the rearview mirror as he put the car in gear. "I've seen it all already, sweetheart."

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A/N: Alright! It's just a little piece. A picture was the perfect inspiration for a drabble. Let me know what you think