Well that was interesting; there is body guard all over the floor. Well I stepped over the blood and stuff and stand in front of him.
“Hmm, yeah well. I got you a present.” I shrug, holding the guitar out for him.
He took the guitar from me and I no longer felt like shouting at him as his face lit up. "Wow... Um, thanks!"
"Yeah, I told you I'd get you a new one didn't I?"
"Well yeah... but you got a Martin! Seriously, you were only replacing a Tanglewood!" He beamed, running his hand down the side appreciatively.
"You’re welcome." I laughed, "I wanted to pay you back; for everything I guess, not just your guitar."
"What else is there to pay back?" he asked in a mumble, more interested in the decorations on the fret board.
"I won't bore you. But yeah I only popped round to give you that I suppose I should get going."
"Sorry. You're not boring me; I've just wanted one of these for years."
"Yeah well happy birthday or whatever."
"It's not even June yet." He laughed; well it was February which means Valentine’s Day. Hmm,
"Then happy valentine’s day."
"Hmm, thanks." He smiled awkwardly. "Want something to eat? I'd say drink, but I kinda smashed the glasses by accident."
"No I'm fine thank you."
"O-oh, yeah, okay."
“So, one thing that’s been bugging me; why did you sit for me, I got told you hated that sort of thing.”
"I just... wanted to do something nice for you, I guess. Something that wasn't destructive."
"Thank you." I smiled, turning to walk to the door. "Luca..." I stopped.
"You know I didn't mean what I said yesterday. I'm sorry." I could have been nasty, pushed him further out of our life but I couldn’t. Gemme’s pull was too strong. Then comparing
"Luca, can I ask you for something?"
“Ask me for what?” I looked at him and held my arms out rather pathetically. Luca put the guitar down gently and wrapped his arms around me warmly.
"I missed you." I cried. Damn it Gemme, I told you to let me take over. You’re getting soft.
"I... I think I missed you too, actually."
I tightened my grip on him slightly. "Don't let me ever leave again." My arms began to hurt but I ignored it.
“I'll try not to." He replied and my arms began to burn. Ow. I couldn’t help it then I brought my arms back, wincing in pain. Damn it; that hurts, it hurts, it hurts!
"What's up?" He frowned.
"My arms are killing me. Sorry."
"Oh." He gently placed his cool hands on my burning skin and healed me.
"You didn't have to do that you know."
"I know." Okay, that’s it Gemme you can have your body back this love stuff is making me sick.
"Thank you." I muttered to him, also to the opposite side of me, I think I might call her Nigh, Gemme-nigh, Hehe. “God you’re an idiot, it’s a nice name though. ‘The end is Nigh.’ I like it.”
"I think your Junkie's coming down." I pointed to the man rocking himself on the floor.
"He'll live. He has to, he's my income."
"I really missed you." I laughed.
"Was Benny really that bad?" He laughed too.
"Umm depends what you’re on about, personality wise. Yes."
"Ugh. The guy's got five years up on me. I can't help it that he's better in bed."
"Oh my god I didn't even think to ask, eww."
"Twenty two isn't old."
"I'm eighteen. He's old." I thought for a while, yeah twenty-two isn’t old but still..."Oh crap, I said "I'd see him later." I didn't mean it though."
"He probably didn't intend to come back, to be honest."
"Oh good, I think I'll remain yours from now on."
"How are you 'mine'? It's not like I own you."
"Do you want to?"
"I'm not a slaver."
"I didn't mean as a slave."
"I know. I'm kidding."
"So would you like me to be yours?" I repeated.
"But it's not love, is it? That's what you're looking for."
"I'm just looking for someone to hold onto really."
"Hmm, I think I can manage that. If you can cope with this," he muttered, gesturing around us at the room and the guy in the corner.
I nodded, grabbing hold of him again, my head resting on his shoulder. "Of course." He smiled, hugging me back.
"What if he does come back?" I wondered aloud, remembering the spell Nigh had put on him. I nodded, grabbing hold of him again, my head resting on his shoulder, "of course."
"Ben, Richard I can handle."
He thought for a moment, "He'll just have to deal with it. Failing that, I can go beat some sense into him"
"You probably wouldn't get there in time."
*laughs* "Someone's had a personality transplant. I didn't new clothes could make someone change so much."
"What do you mean?"
"You're quite different from when I first met you. You were so shy." I think I will leave it a while before I tell him about my new found zodiac trait. Or maybe I should tell him now. Damn, later or now...
"Hmm, yeah, which do you like better?"
"The new you."
I grinned. "Although... I have something to tell you."
"A new development from my zodiac, I think I have had a sort of personality transplant. I have this... other me that know things I don't."
"Is this the you that jumped right into bed with a stranger then?"
"Damn it when you say it like that it sounds like I'm making an excuse but yeah."
"Well it's not like I gave you any reason not to."
"I didn't even want to. Yeah it was good but it didn't feel right." He raised an eyebrow in a way that asked me to elaborate, "I didn't want him. I wanted you. It was a new experience yeah but I'd still rather sleep with you."
"Thanks. I think."
"Hmm, although if I let her loose for a bit I think you could begin to like her."
"Maybe not while Nate is around..." he glanced at the junkie guy that was still hanging around.
"I wasn't planning on it."
The junkie Nate looked up at the mention of his name and looked at Luca and me, confused. "You... you said you'd give me a spliff!" he exclaims as if he only just remembered.
"Yeah, yeah. You were imagining it." Luca smiled.
"That’s nasty." I laughed.
"Not really. It's just me."
I convinced Nate to leave, said there were some weed that had been delivered to his house but when he got there he would have forgotten why he was there. "There, that's a nicer way to do it."
"You're still far too kind," he chuckled
"I haven't changed persona yet." I laughed.
"Would you like me to?"
"As long as this new persona isn't a complete bitch to me. Don't wanna smash another guitar. Especially a Martin."
"Heh. Don't worry, I won't let her."I let go, allowing her to take over. She was dying to get out; after tapping into my memories and finding my ‘sex files.’ "Now I see why Gemme is so crazy about you hot stuff." I laughed.
He laughed with me. "Why thank you. What is it then?"
"What's what honey?"
"What is it that you see?”
"One striking body that's for sure."
"I should hope so."
"So, why'd I get called out here? Someone need my... talents?"
"I think... Gemme wanted to introduce us, or something. But you're quite welcome to show me your talents." He laughed
"Heh, well hey. I'm Nigh. No need to introduce yourself. I already know /everything/ about you."
"Nigh? Heh, this is so weird."
"You're telling me." I giggled, kissing him firmly. "Gemme came up with the name."
"You're not the one talking to two people in one body."
"You're only talking to one of us though sweet cheeks."
"Huh, you know what I mean,"
"So I'm guessing you want your lover girl back huh?"
"If you want to give her back."
"Well I want to get my turn with you but..." I shrugged.
"I'll be hanging around for... oh eternity. Later, maybe," he smiled, finally returning the kiss.
"See you later honey." She smirked. I shook my head. "Oh God she only thinks of one thing!"
"She keeps calling me honey," he narrowed his eyes slightly.
"Haha. I dunno I thought Sweet Cheeks was kinda cute."
"Huh. Dunno what she's calling sweet."
"Hmm, I think she was on about your body."
"Fair enough," he laughed slightly.
"By the way what she said, I don't think about you like that... all the time."
"No, but apparently she does. And y'know, I might only be talking to one of you at a time, but it's still weird."
"Yeah. I don't know why it has to be me though. I mean why I couldn’t be Leo, or Aquarius or something!?"
"Well judging by how Aquarius turned out, I'm glad you're not."
"No I'm worse! I make people implode, talk to myself and now I have another personality!"
"Well you've not made anyone implode since I've known you and the new personality isn't all that bad."
"Mmm, just as well.
"I'm sure it won't take me long to get to like your new personality a lot," he winked.
"Mmm. I just hope she doesn't turn out like Ben."
"Don't say that. It's bad enough knowing the guy sometimes, let alone imagining him in bed," he blanched slightly
"Yeah he certainly... takes a different approach than you."
"I don't wanna know."
"Yeah, sorry. You got me thinking that's all."
"I should go anyway, it's getting late."
“You don't have to go if you don't want."
"I don't want to, not after I have bridged the gap between us again, but I should. You are welcome to come with me if you like."
"I'd come but I've only just got back to what I do best...." he paused and bit his lip, "fuck it. I'll just clear up a bit, 'kay?"
"You can stay if you want to. It's not that big a deal!"
"I'll come; I just need to hide the drugs in case someone breaks in. I doubt you wanna stay here. That and after last night, I'm not really expecting many people over."
He hid some drugs, cleaned up the rest of the glass and grabbed his guitar. "Let's go."
I kissed him softly, more out of impulse really. "Sure." He hesitated but smiled. "Oh you kissed her back." I laughed, leading him out the door.
"That was lust," he protested.
"I know, I know."
"It's fine. I know it's hard for you. But at least you missed me."
"I'm glad you've rediscovered your patience,"
"I never lost it." He smiled, "I love you." I whispered beneath my breath. Damn it.
"You said something, I didn't really hear it."
"What did you say?"
"You won't like me if I repeat it."
"Oh..." his tone darkened a little and he fell silent.
"It's fine, it should be me that's sorry."
"It's just... the first time I actually meant it."
He looked down at the floor, embarrassed. "Sorry," he whispered.
"Don't be. I'll shut up now."
He stopped and hugged me, "I'll get there one day, I promise," he murmured.
"You don't sound so sure."
"You caught me off guard. That's all."
"Yeah, I didn't expect you to hug me."
He smiled. "It was a nice surprise at least?"
"Definitely." He grinned and I laughed, "I'd watch it. I could get used to these surprises."
"But then they wouldn't be surprises.” I grinned as we rounded the corner to my house; Ben was waiting outside and I froze. No...