I've been really busy... Like exams and then completing projects and tons of homework and I was supposed to update over Tuesday of 3 weeks ago and I am really really sorry...
Then CJS-Deppendent contact me and remind me to update and I was going to do so in the afternoon but that day my chemistry teacher decide to leave us 528 nomenclatures! Due to the next day soo I slept at 2:30 am and I didn't feel like writing and I could keep on rambling but I want you to read.
Also I promised CJS-Deppendent to update yesterday but I came back dead from rehearsal (theater presentation coming this saturday) so...
Important note: The flash-forwards are the present.
“You played for me and we did it.” Hugh instantly let go.
Ever since Lisa had told Hugh what had happened the night he got drunk things had gotten pretty tense between the two of them. He was enjoying his relationship with Katie, while Lisa had had a couple of boy toy relationships, she had even hooked up with Michael Weston.
She felt sorry for the awkwardness they had built since they had such a good friendship. On set they didn’t speak to each other unless it was necessary, the tension between the two had built stronger.
Lisa was getting tired of Katie holding hands with Hugh when his husband wasn’t near and kissing each other when supposedly no one was seeing. She did not only feel jealousy but pain because he could have been hers or maybe not. She had a lot of hopeful thinking, she hoped that one day he would dump Katie, she hoped he realized he loved her, she hoped he then divorced from his wife. A LOT of hopeful thinking.
It was almost midnight, they had been shooting for more than 18 hours. Lisa’s birthday was coming up next week and Hugh couldn’t get over the fact if buying her a gift or not. He had sat for over an hour in his dressing room then he heard a knock.
“Hey” He was surprised when he recognized Lisa’s voice, he turned around to confirm it was her.
”Hey, what can I do for you?” She didn’t answer she just sat next to him. She took a deep breath and Hugh kept staring at her. She then began speaking.
“My birthday is coming next week.”
“I know” He nodded at her, she kept staring at her knees.
“I am doing a small reunion and I would like you to come.” He raised an eyebrow.
“Why?” She finally made eye contact with him.
“Because we were good friends and I don’t want to lose this friendship to what happened.” She was sure she sounded ridiculous. He understood this was her way of saying sorry to him. He didn’t want to lose her either.
“I’ll be there.” She held back a smile when he said this.
“It’s this Saturday at 8:00 at the usual place, the cast is coming, you can invite Katie if you want.” She didn’t want to invitee Katie but she didn’t want to be rude to Hugh, it was enough not talking to him. She rise up from her seat and was already heading to the door when Hugh muttered.
“Yeah it won’t be necessary.” She turned around with a quizzical look in her face.
“What do you mean?” She said sitting on the chair she had sat before.
“Things are complicated.”
“What happened this time?” She looked at his blue eyes, drowned by the ivory color.
“It’s not gonna work out.” Lisa was glad that he hadn’t lost the trust in her. Though she didn’t quite understand why he had been acting so childish and all of a sudden he was back to normal.
“Why do you say that?”
“Because…” Then there was a knock at the door. It opened and it revealed Greg’s image.
“Hey guys,” he turned to look at Hugh. “Gotta shoot scene 11.” Hugh nodded.
“I’ll see you later.” He stood up, went to the door and left Lisa sitting alone.
Saturday came by, Lisa had arranged everything, she had made the reservation at her favorite restaurant. The dinner had been ordered, the drinks had been bought, the invitees had arrived but there was just one thing missing: Hugh.
They had shoot that morning but production had let them go off early since Hugh hadn’t showed up at work, they had tried to reach his house and cell but he wouldn’t answer, Katie didn’t know where he was and seemed to didn’t care. Lisa knew that wasn’t right, they for sure had to had argued.
Lisa had acted nervously during the first hour of dinner, she hadn’t finished her food, she had been clumsier than normal and she wasn’t smiling. Her face carried angst, her eyes weren’t glooming as usual and her forehead was making small grouts over her velvet skin.
“Lisa, could you pass me the salt?” Jesse asked from across the table. Lisa was focused on her thoughts, ignoring the petition from Jesse, her eyes were fixed on the untouched breadstick.
“Lisa?” After four Lisa’s, she snapped back and absent mindedly reached for the salt, spilled it and finally passed it to Jesse. She didn’t notice the stares that were being directed at her, instead she lowered her glance once again. Olivia broke the conversation she was having with Omar.
“Is everything ok, Lisa?”
“Huh?” She heard her name but the other words crashed over her thoughts.
“What’s wrong?” Olivia asked finally getting Lisa’s attention.
“Nothing, it’s just I was… distracted by my thoughts.” Everyone continued their chats and Lisa’s worry grew as time went by.
Dinner was going slowly and Lisa couldn’t stop checking her cell phone in case Hugh called or checking the time. When ten showed up on the clock, the invitees were ready to leave and not a word from Hugh.
Lisa stood up from her seat with a sigh and went to the entrance. There the valet parking brought her car, she let her purse fall to the co-pilot seat and headed home. She came to a stop light and her cell began ringing. She reached for the purse and looked at the ID caller. Her eyes grew wide and relief traveled through her lungs. She snapped the phone open and noticed the light had turned green. She continued driving phone in her right hand.
“Hugh? Where are you?”
“Excuse me ma’am. Hugh, which I belief is the guy sitting in front of me, isn’t even capable of standing up.” Lisa drove her car to the opposite side of the street.
“What? Is he alright?” Forget the relief, worry had took over again.
“He kinda overdid drinks and I believe if somebody doesn’t take him home, he might drown in his own vomit.” Next the bartender gave Lisa the address where she had to pick up Hugh. She drove as fast as she could with a worried respiration and a confused frown.
When she got there Hugh was at the bar with his face buried inside his arms. She neared him and put her hands in his shoulders shaking him slightly.
“Hugh, I’m taking you home.” She whispered. Hugh raised his head revealing red eyes and a look of pain that got to Lisa’s heart.
“Ma’am, here are his car’s keys.” the bartender that had talked previously with Lisa threw the keys and Lisa caught them. “Here’s his cell phone.” He slid it on the bar and Lisa put it inside her jacket’s pocket.
“Can you get me his bill please?” The bartender nodded as Lisa got some money from her purse. She turned to see Hugh who had returned to his original position. Lisa sat on the boot next to his and caressed his right arm.
“Hugh, we need to get you out of here. “ She slowly raised his head. He nodded and slipped an arm around her shoulder. The bartender came back and Lisa put the money on the little tray.
“Keep the change.” She then stood up and grabbed Hug’s hand so that his arm didn’t fell from her shoulder, she helped him stand up and began slowly walking him out of the bar.
“What a good girlfriend” The bartender muttered watching the scene before his eyes.
Lisa decided that it was better for Hugh to stay at her house for the night. When they arrived she sat him on the couch and went for two aspirins, a glass of water and an ice pack. After giving him the two aspirins, he looked at her and caressed her cheek. He was doing it again, so she slowly pulled back.
“Thank you.” He whispered softly as he laid his head on her shoulder. She sighed, she hated that Hugh was cuter when drunk than what he was normally.
“You’ll thank me in the morning. Now I gotta get you upstairs, in my guestroom. “Hugh smiled goofily without reason and lay on the couch. He then grabbed Lisa’s hand and pulled her down but she reacted fast and escaped from his grip.
“If you don’t want to go upstairs I’ll get you some covers and a pillow.” Lisa faded in Hugh’s eyes and he smiled goofily for the second time that night.
Ironic. Everything seemed to be ironic.
Lisa didn’t feel guilt when she heard Hugh barfing in her bathroom, nor did she felt guilty when he began to play the piano. Nevertheless, she did feel guilt for his pain and for him getting so drunk again. She knew it wasn’t her fault but she hadn’t been there for him because she had been acting so childish the last month. She continued to listen to the notes, she was almost falling asleep when she noticed she knew the notes.
She sat up. It had been the song he had played to her when they slept together. She waited a bit to hear the melody and allow her heart to ache and be relieved at the same time. She then went back to her laying position and snuggled within the covers.
Next morning Lisa went downstairs and prepared coffee for Hugh and tea for her. She sat down in her kitchen and began sipping it. She heard some snoring coming from the living room, she smiled.
When she finished her tea, she went to her living room carrying a mug with coffee. She sat in front of Hugh and placed the mug in the coffee table. She stared at every detail of his slumbering figure. His eyes were making rapid movements that said he was deep in sleep, his mouth was a thin line that open every once in a while to exhale air. He looked beautiful, and even if that wasn’t an adjective used regularly on men, he just did. He was the most peaceful image she had ever seen.
She sighed and slowly reached to caress his arm. His eyes stopped flickering as the sensation of Lisa’s hand in his arm awake his nervous system and sending signals to his brain. He shift on the couch and groaned, he then open his eyes slowly adjusting to the light. The hangover not being present, yet.
“Hey.” He nodded at her. She knew the pain he would be experiencing after all he drank yesterday, so she was whispering all he said to him.
“I made some coffee, it help to make you feel better. “ He nodded again and she offered a soft smile.
“Go back to sleep you need it.” She pat his shoulder and rose from the floor.
“Lisa?” He mumbled as the headache began bothering him.
“Yes?” She turned around.
“I’m sorry.” He meant it in so many ways but she didn’t understand, she only nod and vanished from his sight again. He sighed and closed his eyes hoping he would have the chance to explain the meaning of his apologize.
A/N: Also I know this was supposed that this would be the last chap but I had soooo many things to explain I split them on two chap so 11 will be the last chap but it is supposed to be like part 10 B... Again I'm so sorry!