It's Complicated

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Gavin huffed. [b "We dated for a long time, remember? I'm fully aware what a pain in the ass you are when you're sick. This is just a different kind of sick."]

He carefully washes her back, avoiding areas that looked far too raw for the cloth to scrub at. [b "Sabotaging her seems right up our alley. We could bribe a surgeon to screw up any Botox she goes for. Turn her into a gargoyle,"] he suggests as he moves to her legs.

Once she's clean and the water is getting cold, he helps her stand so he can grab a towel to wrap around her. [b "You can make it up to me once we're out of this mess. Maybe with a steak dinner. I'm not a cheap date,"] he smirks as he helps her dry off.

He gets her settled into loose, comfortable clothes and deposits her by her laptop. [b "I'll get the TV from the bedroom. We can attach it as a second monitor."]

Gavin has it off the dresser and in front of her in a moment, plugging in the HDMI cable. [b "My dad was a good man, but it wouldn't surprise me if we found some dirty dealings. He would do what he thought was necessary to secure a wealthy future for the three of us. If I can access his records from my work computer, then we may be able to find something."]

He's more than willing to look in to any potential criminal activity that his father could have been involved with. As much as he loved the man, Gavin knows he wasn't a saint by any means of the imagination.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 6d 12h 34m 43s
Serena can be a hand full. The girl has trouble listening when it comes to curtain situations. What just happened is a good example, but its normal for her. This time around everything seems to be slacking. She’s been out of the game for a little over a year. Things weren’t the same when your parents are locked up. Not to mention seeing Gavin’s dad plastered all over social media. It was the only reason why she was pulled back. She turned down a handful of solid offers. Right now, she’s’ slightly regretting them or some.

[#af18ae “I’m horrible when I’m sick… don’t say I never warned you, but I should be good right now.”] Serena was a good bath patient. She was focused on getting out to go eat or crawl over there. [#af18ae “I think I know a way to get revenge on Gwen. She likes messing with cosmetic thinks. It’s her way to stay looking young and beautiful. I say we botch her.”] even though Gwen likes to do cosmetic surgeries she’s also cheap. Right now, she’s on love with Gavin. More than ever. Look at him taking care of her. He saved her. He’s learning her lifestyle. What more can she ask for? If she wasn’t in so fragile she would show him how much she loves him. [#af18ae “Thank you… for helping me. I know I should be in bed, but I want to do some more research on the computer. I need the multiple screens.”] it was a mission to braid her hair. She braid half the top and put the rest up in a loose bun. Her fingers brushed against the medical glue. It feels weird. It’s going to be hard not to pick on it. Something doesn’t seem right. Maybe its because they’re close and she doesn’t know who’s on the right track. Sometimes its best to start from the beginning again. She’s going to need to re-research everything again. Maybe she missed something before. Gavin could even help if he’s up for it. His father and the company has something else to offer besides money and power. Was he in some secret drug trade or related to the black market?

[#af18ae “If I was to start my research all over again would you help? Maybe I missed something since I don’t know too much about your family’s business. He was a secretive many… this may be a tough topic to touch but I don’t know what else to do.”]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 8d 12h 30m 32s
Gavin swears his eye twitches right out of his head. [b "Are you serious?"] he finds her mid-crunch.

He doesn't know whether to laugh or be angry. At the moment, it's an odd mix of the two. [b "You're aware that you were near-fatally injured, right? As in massive damage done to your body, both internally and externally. As in a doctor would not recommend your chosen activity at this moment!"] he scolds, trying to sound somewhat stern.

She ignores him and moves to couch dips. [b "Are you going to listen to me? You could do more damage. The kind that I can't fix with stitches and gauze."]

She asks about the soup. [b "You're - the soup? You're worried about...oh for fuck's sake,"] he sighs, stomping away to the kitchen.

It smells delicious, he'll give her that. [b "It's bubbling like your vengeance. Shall I get you a bowl, or will that enhance your hostile tendencies?"] he calls to her, giving the pot a stir.

He turns the temperature down a bit so it doesn't overcook. Home care he could do. [b "Good, because I draw the line there,"] he returns to the room, finding it empty. [b "Oh come on!"] his voice raises as he marches down the hall to find her. [b "I'm warning you, my stitch work is not the best, so if you pop them, that's on you!"]

Gavin reaches out to help her tug the rest of her clothes off. He turns on the faucet and lets the water get nice and hot. [b "At least attempt to be a good patient,"] he lectures her as he reaches for her body wash and cloth.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 25d 12h 53m 44s
[center [font Constantia Serena was going to say hell no to having a stool next to her, but he moved it anyways. She is going to fight it. That’s how she was trained. The more she pushes herself the better she gets. The stronger she gets. There is no room for weakness allowed. It was a struggled. Her legs would quiver. She would curse under her breath. As the soup cooked she went to go lay down on the living room floor. It took her a while to begin a mini workout. Yup, a workout. [#af18ae “Well I guess I should become the Red Hulk or She Hulk in order to take the bitch down… and I’ll pass with the drugs.”] she says huffing through some crunches. Her hands were on the floor. They shouldn’t touch her head. It is still throbbing.]]

[center [font Constantia [#af18ae “We. Need. A. Plan.”] she moves to do some sofa dips. Serena was already breaking a sweat. The girl knows her body isn’t ready for anything. It’s been years since she had something like this happen to her. her constantly getting injured, being reckless and pushing herself because it’s training for her. four sets later she stops. The girl couldn’t move. If she did she could collapse. [#af18ae “Hey can you check on the soup? I need to catch my breath.”] so it was a small white lie. Serena waited for him to leave to slowly get on the floor and army crawl towards their bedroom. It was actually fast. Her body remembers the army training that she learned from someone she met. Getting in the tub was a mission but she did it. Stripping was harder. [#af18ae “I know you’re out there…] she stops and whispers the next part, [#af18ae “At least I hope so because if not I’m talking to myself…”] Serena clears her throat to speak back to normal, [#af18ae “I need help. Your new job is going to be a home aid care. I can wipe my own butt though, okay?”]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 28d 9h 4m 58s
Gavin rolls his eyes and followed her to the kitchen. He should have known she'd want something more substantial to eat. Her appetite had never been an issue, even when she was sick. [b "I'll eat the crackers, then,"] he pretends to huff and snatches the bag of saltines from her hand.

He watches her sway slightly and grab on to something for balance. He wants to help her walk, but doesn't want her to think he's questioning her ability to take care of herself. [b "Should I move one of the bar stools over to the counter so you can sit while you get everything ready?"]

Even if she disagrees with it, he puts it there anyways just to be safe. [b "In terms of what injuries you had, I can only list the external ones. I'm sure there are some bruised, if not cracked, ribs. There is also potential for minor internal bleeding, if your bruises are anything to go by."]

His jaw clenches as he recalls caring for her upon their return home. [b "Most definitely a concussion, so that would partially explain why you feel so off-center. It honestly looked like you were on the receiving end of an Incredible Hulk tantrum."]

He doesn't like the grimace that flicks across her face every other minute, no doubt caused by the immense pain she must be in. [b "There are morphine shots in the medi-kit. Should I get you one?"]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 28d 11h 28m 0s
Oddly enough it was music to her ears. The girl loves watching storms pass by. It’s like a watch the gods fight or something like that. It’s just enjoyable in her opinion. [#af18ae “I bet its beautiful without view…”] she whispers walking towards a window. Everything outside looks calm and peaceful.

Serena looks at Gavin as if he’s crazy. Why is he feeding her crackers? She’s not a bird… she isn’t Polly wants a cracker… [#af18ae “How about I go make some soup. I really don’t want crackers.”] the fur babies follow her to the kitchen. She takes a seat really quick to compose herself. She feels so weak. It’s disgusting. She hates herself for feeling this way. Not that he has seen this side of her, but weed sounds so good right now. It helps her in situations like this. These rare moments of her being betrayed.

The girl gets up after feels better. [#af18ae “So my fake grandma taught me how to make a chicken noodle soup and it tastes like the Progressive soup. I love her. she’s the best fake grandma ever.”] she says pulling out the ingredients. [#af18ae “Babe, so besides the gash in my head what else was wrong with me? I feel like I got hit by a car and I’ve been there, don’t that.”]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 30d 6h 5m 9s
Gavin was quite content to let her sleep. It had been a long, difficult day for her and she needed as much rest as she could get. He stayed in bed with her the entire time, only moving to use the restroom when needed. Occasionally, he would rest his head near her heart just to remind himself that he'd found her in time and she was there with him, alive.

When the storm hits, he's forced to deal with the cowardly dog inching his way up the bed in a panic, pinning Gavin to the mattress. He'd purposely left the curtains open on the window so he could watch the storm raging outside. Lightning lit up every inch of the sky, casting a grim light in the room.

Linus started whimpering at the first crack of thunder, attempting to bury his head in to Gavin's armpit. [b "You'll wake her up, you brute,"] the man whines, trying to avoid the dog's leg hitting a rather sensitive area.

The rest of the time passed rather peacefully, and he dozed off and on with her. When her eyes finally open the next day, he offers her a sleepy smile. [b "Welcome back,"] he answers. [b "You missed the start of the show, but I think you'll catch the second act."]

The storm was still pelting the town, but Gavin manages to ease Linus off of him so he can get her some water and crackers. [b "Start with this for now, and we'll see how your stomach handles it. I don't want to feed you and then have you throw it all up,"] he hands them off to her when he returns to the bedroom.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 34d 12h 6m 50s
It is a tough choice. She pretending to think too by tapping her chin with her index finger and staring towards the ceiling. Although she should be thinking about what he’s thinking about, she was craving sweet and salty popcorn. Serena chuckles at Gavin and their fur babies. They actually listened! Everything in her body ached. A soft huff escaped her. It felt heavenly to be laying down with her fur babies, Gavin, a tequila bottle and some pringles. Okay, so that sort of sounds bad but she’s in heaven at the moment so who cares!

[#af18ae “Oh read me a story would ya?”] she says in a little kid’s voice, [#af18ae “Nope, let me just…”] she opens the bottle and tilts her head back as her lips touched the tequila bottle. Three huge chugs later, Serena face loos like she ate something extremely sour. It was a beautiful burning sensation. She closes it before getting comfortable. [#af18ae “I’m surprise she remembers me. We left soon after getting her.’] she yawns. They’re going to talk to whenever she wakes up. She could feel herself drifting away quickly.

Hopefully Gavin remembers what she said; not to worry if she slept in for a few hours to possibly four days give or take. Serena didn’t wake up for a good 29 hours straight. She most likely didn’t move an inch besides having her chest from breathing. The first thing she did was go eat. [#af18ae “Did I miss the storm?”] Serena asks staring at the floor. Her eyes were taking a while to adjust and her muscles to start working. She was walking like crippled zombie. [#af18ae "Food... I need some food and a game plan. I want revenge..."]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 35d 7h 46m 22s
[b "Let's see,"] he pretends to think. [b "Go out on my own on a dangerous mission with an imminent storm coming in, or stay in bed with you and our two children with no intention of getting up? Tough choice."]

He takes her hand and carefully hauls her back up, leading her back to their bedroom. [b "Linus and Luna, let's go. Your mother needs your affections!"] he calls to the animals.

Like the loyal little fuzzballs they are, they come trotting after them and make themselves cozy on the bed. [b "Linus, stay on my side. We don't need you crushing her,"] he tugs the large beast over.

Gavin adjusts the pillows and makes sure that she's comfortable before he lets himself settle. [b "Do you need anything to relax? A movie? I can read a book out loud for you. Or I can recite Shakespearean poetry to you,"] he's only mildly joking.

The cat kneads against the blanket, trying to gauge where the softest spot is. Naturally, it's deemed Serena's stomach as the best place. [b "I think she missed you,"] he notes, reaching out to rub Linus' giant head so he doesn't get jealous.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 38d 12h 29m 33s
What hurts more? Being betrayed by someone you call family? Having your own father telling you to shoot the person you love? Actually shooting your first love? Watch your first love life change and you don’t even know how to help him? Or it could be the pain she’s feeling from being shot and having her mind filled with a little bit of everything?
Well it’s the last one.

Serena looks at him giving him her best smile. [#af18ae “How about you give me at least a day before we hunt her down?”] It felt weird having all eyes on her. Not only all eyes, but all the attention. Their fur babies followed close by. Isn’t she supposed to be the protector? She’s the one with the skills and experience. The tables have turned… for now. For now, they should eat or at least she should. Only if they how close they are or getting would be helpful. Who’s on track? Her, him, or both?

It amazes her how much he has stepped up this past few hours. Serena is a pretty good teacher if he’s keeps improving the way he is. The first thing Serena grabbed when they got to the kitchen was a bottle of tequila and pringles. [#af18ae “A storm is coming by the way. A few shops began putting sand bags in front of it so it doesn’t flood. My shop never gets flooded, but we shouldn’t let the pets out and we have time to figure out our next move. Gwen hate storms so she’ll isolate herself until it’s over.”] Serena sits down on taking a big swig and hiss afterwards feeling it slowly burning down her throat and into her stomach. Right now, Serena doesn’t know if she wants to eat, drink or sleep. They all sound great. [#af18ae “Can we be like otters and have a cuddle party? I think I need more rest. Don’t be alarm if I’ve been sleeping for more than 8 hours. I’ve been through a lot… you can just place a finger under my nose to make sure I’m still breathing.”] she said chuckling towards the end.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 39d 7h 21m 37s
The name sounds familiar, and Gavin's eyebrows furrow as he tries to think back to her old friends that he'd met. [b "Is the the one that was really intense? Always looked like she was expecting a brawl to break out?"]

He steps aside so she can rise to her feet, hands ready to catch her if she stumbles. [b "I almost did take you, but I figured they'd ask a lot of questions that I couldn't answer, and it would be suspicious. I also may or may not have googled medical videos and step-by-step to take care of someone after blood loss and being unconscious."]

He waits outside of the bathroom door for her, giving her at least a little privacy during his overbearing panic. Arms crossed over his chest, he leans back against the wall. [b "If we're getting close to something, that just means they're going to try hitting us harder. Should we try hunting down Gwen? She may not get so lucky if there's more than one of us."]

When she rejoins him, he holds out his arm for her to take. [b "For now, lets get some tequila in you, and maybe a little bit of food. You need to get your strength back up. I've set all of the alarms and sensors, so we'll be fine to sit so you can rest. If anyone tries getting close to the house, we'll know about it."]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 61d 12h 24m 9s
Serena chuckles. Their fur babies are hilarious. All three of them stops when Gavin walks in with a gun in his hand. She tilts her head to look at the gun. After noticing the safety switch is on. She was about to laugh hard until she felt the pain on her head. hesitantly she touches it. The girl has never wished that something was a dream so badly before. The first one was shooting Gavin many years ago. Yea, she shouldn't have chuckled or went on her own. However, who would've thought a childhood would betray you? They were like sisters! They shared a lot together.

[#af18ae “I’m sorry… but you found me…”] Serena moves so her back was pressed against the bedframe. Sighing, she continues. [#af18ae “I had a lead. Turns out it was a trap. My guard was down because I pumped into a friend. We were so close we used to say we were sisters… she’s looking for you babe… pay back is going to be a bitch. You met Gwen once. She loved those plastic clips for the hair that comes in different shapes and colors.”] Serena slowly got out of bed. It was a lot slower since the fur babies wouldn’t allow her to get out of bed. [#af18ae “No, no I need tequila. Mexican tequila or Fireball… Then again food and water also sounds good.”] Serena had trouble catching her balance for about a minute. Do to the recent surprise attack, it has her moving like a snail. [#af18ae “Gavin, thank you for saving me… I’m surprised you didn’t take me to the hospital or see you passed out in my blood…”] she adds with a light chuckle and a wince towards the end. [#af18ae “I think one of us may be getting a bit closer to finding something good because if we weren’t Gwen wouldn’t be here to try to stop it. Someone hired her. if given the right price she would kill her own kid.”] she said while peeing.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 64d 20h 39m 5s
Gavin had been dozing off and on after sitting diligently in the chair by the couch. The sound of the door crashing against the wall sends him to his feet, reaching for the gun on the table. His hands stops when he sees it's just Linus. It's then he noticed that Serena is awake.

[b "You're good at scaring the hell out of me. Please stop,"] he tries to joke, sitting on the table to be closer.

Her wound is still shut, so he breathes a sigh of relief. The swelling in her face hasn't gone down much so he grabs her an ice pack from the fridge and presses it to her cheek. [b "What the hell happened? You never came home, and then I tracked you the middle of goddamn nowhere."]

Gavin tries to keep the anger out of his voice. He's not mad at her, but at the fact that something had happened to her without him knowing. Who had gotten to her and overpowered her? [b "You're definitely gonna be sore for a few days. There's some morphine shots in the first aid kit, if you're in pain,"] he offers.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 65d 15h 46m 41s
This dream is never ending. Not to mention she could feel everything. In her head she is literally screaming her head off as if someone is killing her. Her cry was ugly. Screaming bloody murder.

Within time her body began reacting. Little twitches, groans, and other movements. Although all of that is happening it took Serena to regain consciousness 16 hours later. It was sometime after noon when Serena sat up. Luna instantly began to purr. Her purrs mad Linus coming running. The bedroom door hit the wall cause am echo. [#af18ae "Is this what happens when you die?"] she says chuckling. Serena didn't have the strength to calm him. Or the voice. Luna on the other hand made him relax.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 68d 11h 44m 51s
Gavin doesn't even bother cutting the engine off before jumping out of the car and racing her carry her in the house. [b "Linus, move!"] he orders, laying her on the previous dog-occupied couch.

[b "Med kit..."] he murmurs to himself, emptying the closet until he locates it.

[b "Go lay down, bud!"] he nudges Linus out of the way from where he stood at her head, licking her cheek.

Gavin pushes the coffee table aside and dumps the contents of the kit out, rummaging through to check the supplies. [b "This is going to suck, babe. I'm so sorry,"] he winces as he unscrews the cap of the rubbing alcohol.

He douses a pad of gauze with the liquid, and wipes away at the gash on her head. [b "Fuck, I'm sorry,"] he says again when she snaps her head away at the sting. [b "It'll be over soon. I just need to clean it."]

It's an ugly wound, and not a clean cut. Stitches wouldn't keep it shut. [b "What the hell do I do?"] he mutters, digging through alternatives.

He finds the glue hidden under a pack of bandages. [b "Hold still, okay?"] he tells her, even though he can't even tell if she's awake or not.

He takes her face in his hand, tilting it towards him. As carefully as he can, he squeezes the tube of glue into the wound. Pressing the flaps of skin together, he holds his breath as he waits for it to dry. It probably dried quickly, but Gavin was still hesitant to pull his hand away after a few moments.

Thankfully, it appears to be doing its job. The gash stays closed, and he busies himself with taking a damp cloth to clean the rest of the blood off of her face.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 69d 12h 19m 57s

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