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I never stopped.

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The doorbell rings at Lucy’s place.

She opens it after the third time.

 

“Renee…what…”

“I know it’s late, can I come in?”

“Of course.”

 

Lucy opens the door wider and Renee step inside taking a quick look around.

 

“Rob’s away at work.”

“What about Judah?”

“At a friend’s house…did you walk here?”

“I...uh…” Replies Renee

 

“Look at you you’re soaking wet…hold on.”

 

Lucy disappears in her room comes back seconds later with a towel.

 

“Here…”

 

She raps the towel around Renee.

 

“What happened?”

“It’s raining.” Replies Renee

 

Lucy smiles.

 

“I mean, what are you doing here.”

“I just….um…”

 

Renee sighs.

 

“You know what I shouldn’t have come here, I’m sorry.”

 

Renee turns to the door. Lucy takes Renee’s hand and pulls her to a stool at the counter.

 

 “Is Jed OK?”

“Asleep, everyone’s asleep.”

“Are you Ok?”

 

Renee shakes her head.

 

“You’re family?”

“They’re all fine.” Replies Renee

“Then…What happened?”

 

Renee doesn’t answer.

 

“OK, I’m going to make some tea and then we’ll talk about it.”

 

Lucy walks over pouring some water in the kettle and switching it on.

She turns back to face Renee.

 

“What’s going on?”

“I was thinking about our last week on the show.”

“Xena?”

 

Renee nods.

Lucy pours the water on top of two tea bags and sits at the counter next to Renee.

 

“Anything in particular?”

“That kiss.”

“You mean the one where you were transferring water to my mouth.”

“Yea, I was thinking about…how you described it. You said that it felt like your whole body was moving,”

“I remember.” replies Lucy

 

She takes a sip of her tea.

 

“Why were you thinking about that?”

 

She takes another sip.

 

“Luc I never stopped, did you?”

“No.”

 

Renee takes a sip of her tea.

 

“What brought this on?”

“I was, lying in bed just now…I looked over at my husband and I thought. My life is great, I have two amazing kids and a husband that adores me. He looks at me like…she’s the perfect wife…and I’m pinning after my first love.”

“Who’s that?”

“You know the answer to that.”

“Ren…”

“I love you, I’ve known that from the first time I met you…just…tell me you don’t feel the same way and I’ll leave right now, we never have to speak about it again.”

“You know I can’t do that.”

 

Lucy takes both of Renee hands, pulling her closer. When their lips are centimetres, Lucy smiles.

 

“You are so beautiful.”

 

Renee moves her hands to Lucy’s lower back as their lips touch. As the kiss gets deeper, tongues get introduced.

 

2 hours later.

Lucy raises her head from the pillow looking at Renee.

 

“So are you going to leave Jed.”

 

Renee nods.

 

“I have to, I’m done pretending”

 

Lucy puts her head back on the pillow.

 

“I’m not expecting you to…I’m not expecting anything.”

 

Lucy takes Renee’s hand, bringing it up to her lips.

 

“I love you.”

“I love you too.” Replies Renee

 

Lucy leans forward…

 

“Is this what you get up to when I’m not around.”

“Rob.”