“It’s over,” Kate stumbled over the words as she sobbed. “Ben and I are over.” (After what was a petty fight the young couple broke up).
“What do you mean he’s in jail? Wait, which country?” (Ben, lost and distraught without Kate he travelled to America and went on a bender. Then he was arrested).
“I love him still and I’m going to break him out of jail.” (Kate travelled to America).
“I need a job and a cover story. What can I do in Hollywood that’s legal?” (She takes a tutor job for a famous Australian actor’s children). “It’s nice to meet you, I’m Kate,” her heart hammered inside her chest painfully. (Kate meets the children’s uncle and struggles to remember what she was there to do).
“I came for you, Ben. Let’s get out of here.” Kate was happy though she felt like she was betraying the man she had fallen in love with over the month. (Kate broke Ben out of jail and they made a run for it to the yacht she had waiting that would take them to their new life in Mexico).
Now in Kate’s life...
Kate stood frozen on the dock beside the yacht. Ben was hurrying to free the vessel. “Where are we going? Mexico?”
But Kate couldn’t answer him, her eyes were fixed on the tall figure running towards her.
Ben looked up. “Shit! Is that a cop?”
“No. It’s Liam.”
Liam Hemsworth, the doting uncle of her charges and the man she had fallen in love with as she had been plotting to break Ben out of prison. How did he know to find her there of all places?
Huffing he came to a stop in front of her. “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Leaving.” Her heart broke as she said that single word. Yes she loved Ben but this was Liam she was saying it to. He had snuck in under her defences and stolen a part of her heart. Something she never thought could happen. “Why are you here? Who told you I would be here?”
“I knew you would try something stupid so I didn’t let you out of my sight.” He towered over her. “Do you have any idea what you are sacrificing for that boy?”
“Hey,” Ben felt insulted but didn’t push his luck. This was Kate’s decision and all he could do was hope he hadn’t screwed things up completely.
“I couldn’t leave him there.”
“But you don’t have to go with him.”
She gasped. Hope pinched at her heart, was he saying what she thought he was saying?
Liam placed his large hands onto her shoulders. Heat seared her skin under his palms. “Stay with me.” Nervously his tongue flicked across his lips. “Kate, I love you.”
Happiness made her eyes water. She swore as she remembered the mascara she wore wasn’t waterproof. Swiping finger under her eyes she tried to process the emotions. All she felt was love. Love for Ben and love for Liam. But she couldn’t have them both.
Taking her silence as a rejection Liam dropped his hands and stepped back. “I see now. You went to all that trouble to save your boyfriend, he’s the one you love.” Feeling stupid he shook his head. “I won’t bother you again. Have a nice life Kate.”
She stood shocked still watching his receding figure. What had just happened? How did things get all screwed up again? Not thinking she ran forward. “Liam! No wait! I love you!”
He spun around and caught her in his arms.
Ben watched as the two kissed. Nausea roiled in his gut. Turning he casted off from the dock and sailed away.
P.S This is pure fiction, written for a friend and in no way is it a scoop. Though Kate would love for it to happen.