Hello beasties, it seemed like I'm here AGAIN! Like I said last week, the Universal Channel Brazil aired a new episode and like a good fan even having to tolerate Alex and a stupid Vincent, I watched to give my support. So another idea came to my mind. I still don't know if I should do this a long story, but I will post as complete and if you wanted and as soon as I get more time I will write one or two chapters. What could be tomorrow or next week.
I was thinking about what could have happened if Vincent had been the same of the first nine episodes. So, here is a new one shot or long story…I really don't know. :)
Just a reminder Vincent was really concerned about Catherine's well being, so Tess was the one that helped Alex with the stalker, not Catherine. Beauty & the Beast doesn't belong to me, if does Jay Ryan would be shirtless a lot more. And Cw you better get us season 2.
And yesterday We lost a great singer Chorão, from the band Charlie Brown Jr. I'm a huge fan of them so whatever your beliefs are, please send your great energies to the Family, friends and fans. I received some pms asking me if my profile picture is him, and yes. He was a person that have been suffering from depression and we still don't know what happened. He was a poet and now as a way to honor him, i will use some of the things he said that inspired us.
In my Picture profile its said "Where there is no Peace there is no love"
English is not my first language, so any typo or grammar mistakes (I don't use google), please let me know. Hope you like it!
Only love can build indestructible bridges (Charlie Brown Jr)
"One, two, three" Catherine took a deep breath; she was doing the exercises her physiotherapist recommended. She was running out of patience. Heather, her father, Brooke, Tess, and Evan…all of them were going her crazy. This isn't her; she didn't need help, more important, she wasn't asking for help. Of course it was a little reckless give herself out of the hospital, but Vincent needed help or well, she thought he needed. Catherine shock her head, she had biggest problems to think about.
She tried to lift a dumbbell slightly heavier and failed. The object fell on the ground and with that Catherine's patience went to hell.
"DAMN IT!" she screamed and that moment Vincent arrived.
"Are you ok?" He asked really concerned. Especially after their little talk in the other night.
"Remind me to never get shot again, ok?" she said with a half-smile.
"Never get shot again!" He said half kidding, half serious. "Can I…"
"Of course!" she said letting him walking inside the apartment.
"Give me your hands." He asked.
"Why do I get the feeling this is going to hurt even worse." She said giving her hands to him.
"You need to work on your flexibility!" he said holding her hand and letting her arms stretched. "Trust me."
Catherine tried to mask the pain she was feeling, but Vincent noticed. "Take a deep breath and go back a little more…that's it."
"When I was shot for the first time in Afghanistan, I couldn't sleep for months, so how are you doing?"
Catherine took off her hands from him, "Vincent I think you should go" she said turning around and grabbing the dumbbell again.
Vincent looked at her confused "Catherine what is it?"
"I don't want you to see me like this. "
"What are you saying? This is about Alex or…"
"She took a deep breath, "Not everything in my life is about you Vincent." She answered and Vincent could see the anger in her eyes "So, if you excuse me, I have some things to do."
"Why are you pushing me away? Yesterday was Alex, now what?" He asked really frustrated and a little angry too. Why she couldn't see he loved her.
"Now nothing. Just go!"
For a second Vincent thought about that, but he couldn't. He knew her, he knew her patterns. Catherine was really hurt…and he wasn't buying this attitude.
"No! I'm not going anywhere, your sister is not coming back anytime soon, so you better start talking."
"I don't have anything to say!" she said and went to her room. Vincent right behind her.
"Yes, you do. So stop acting like this and tell me what is your problem!"
Catherine take her badge and throwed on Vincent's face. "I don't need your help, I don't need you here. So go away, now!"
"I already said NO!" he screamed. "I'm not leaving you alone like this."
Catherine couldn't understand why Vincent was still there. Why he was not with Alex?
"You don't have a better place to go?"
"I already told you yesterday, I don't love her, I don't have feelings for her. Why don't you believe in me? Why are you avoiding you and me?"
"Vincent for the last time, leave me alone. I'm not a good company right now!"
"So what? I don't care Catherine; you've been there for me every single time. Why don't you let me do the same for you?"
"Because it seem like my mom all over again!" she screamed with tears in her eyes "I came back to be that scared and helpless college girl and I can't be that again!"
"Catherine you are not…" Vincent was about to say, that she wasn't anything like that, but she cut him off.
"I can't do anything; they got me on restricted duties!"
"It's just for a little while, after they see you are physical and emotionally better, you will be out there again!" Vincent tried to make her feel better
"That's not the point!" she said.
"Then tell me!" he was begging her "Please, Catherine…let me in. Don't push me away."
Catherine sat on her bed and Vincent did the same "After my mom died, I went to therapy, tried to understand why the only person that really knew me was taken from me. Why I had survived, why someone had saved me…After months of grieving, having terrible nightmares every single night… after months fighting with my father, I decided that I wasn't going to be the victim anymore. That I would take control of my life." She took a deep breath and Vincent held her right hand. "Vincent, I was alone with all this, my father who could have give me some closer, lied to me. Heather despite the fact she suffered a lot, she was too young to understand how it felt to see your mother getting shot at cold blood. The boyfriend I had after two weeks said I should grow up and understand that sometimes people dies…"
Vincent could feel the wrath on his veins, how could someone said something like that to someone he supposedly care? If he found this guy, he would be dead.
"You don't understand how it feels to be in that same dark place again. Because since that night, I knew the only person I always could count on was me. And now, everyone is around me, asking if I'm ok…Heather don't stop to call, just like my father…I don't need anyone's help." She said no longer controlling her tears.
Vincent hugged her gently "You are not alone anymore, Catherine. I'm right here and I promise you…I'm not going anywhere."
"You were right, you know. I don't know how to do this, I don't know how to let people in…this was the closer I got in…God ten years." She pulled apart from his hold, wiping her tears. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have…"
"Please, don't be sorry. Thank you for open up to me, thank you for let me be here for you."
"I don't understand why you stayed, I had a huge fight with Heather this morning and she run as fast as she could."
Vincent sighed, now was not the most romantic moment for him to say how he feels, but he couldn't hold anymore "I love you, Catherine. "
And that was it…simple and direct. It's been said that there's one word that can't free us from the weight and pain of life and that word is love…It's possible that just like that all her fears could just... go?
"Now, it will be a good time for you to say something." Vincent laughed shyly "Not that you have to say some…"
"Shhhhh" Catherine put a finger on his lips, looking at him in a way he never thought anyone would. "I love you too." She said and a second later she felt his lips on hers. It was gentle, it was slowly…with so much love, that both of them didn't think it was possible.
"You will never feel alone again, Catherine. I promise."
We start to uderstand life better when we find true love (Charlie Brown Jr)
So, what you guys think? Good, bad, horrible? Just a little something to pass the days before Beauty & The Beast comes back. Please leave reviews; I really want to know your opinion.