"I don't blame you for anything. Do you hear me? I don't blame you for anything. I got myself into this mess, you had nothing to do with this. You were the one getting me through it in the first place. Talking to you gave me hope. It got me through the day. Please don't blame yourself for this."
Michael smiled weakly through his tear-stained cheeks. "I won't," he agreed softly. "But you're still hurt, and this time, I will be here for you. I'm making this oath to you, Maeve. I'll never leave you again. Ever."
Maeve Garrett and Michael Jackson met by chance. They were just two people that happened to meet in an unlikely way. The force and attraction between them was stronger than they'd ever felt with another, even within just hours of seeing each other for the first time. After many different trials and tribulations the two have been through, the only lifelines they have left is each other. When their biggest challenges arrives, they have to be able to face them - together.
Categories: Bad: 1986-1990, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Suspense Characters: Michael, Original Girl
General Warnings: Mild Violence
Trigger Warnings: Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping, Physical Abuse
Chapters: 18 Completed: No
Word count: 53441 Read: 7732
Published: Jul 26, 2015 Updated: Feb 06, 2018
~An original fanfic by fanofmj first published and still ongoing on Wattpad.
~Updates every Friday unless stated otherwise.
~Having a quote at beginnings of chapter is completely inspired by radiatethelove.
"After all those years of reading and writing romance, I never really knew what love was. I wanted to experience it myself."
"Talking to that 'stranger' was one of the best decisions of my life. I finally made a friend. A friend. Not a coworker, not an employee, a friend. Someone that has fun with me, that likes me for me, as Michael, not Michael Jackson."
"We're just friends. This is a friendly dinner."
"Excitement coursed through me as I thought about what Maeve and I would do. It felt like we were about to have a play date, like little kids did...which, we basically were, considering we were both very childlike."
"Maeve's eyes were glistening with tears, but she refused to let them fall. "It's really alright. I'm used to rejection, I'm used to all of this. I'll be okay. I'm just calling for someone to be there for me and no one's listening.""
"I winced as I cowered in the corner of the locked closet, holding my knees to my chest. Fear and agony were the only things I could feel other than a longing; a longing for Michael."
"Michael smiled weakly through his tear-stained cheeks. 'I won't,' he agreed softly. 'But you're still hurt - emotionally and physically - and this time, I will be here for you. I'm making this oath to you, Maeve. I'll never leave you again. Ever.'"
"Her sobs filled the quiet room, my heart aching with each one. If she only knew how much I cared about her, and how I would never treat her like that."
"'Well, are you ready to start your new life?' I asked her softly, reaching out my hand.
'Absolutely,' Maeve answered, taking my hand and smiling up at me. 'Here's to what lies ahead.'"
"I sighed noisily before flipping down onto my bed. If Michael didn't reveal his feelings to me soon, then I was going to die."
I turned over the leaf and gasped. For, written in pencil on the back side of the leaf, were the letters M+M.
"And that's how I felt, resting my head against Maeve's that was still rested on my shoulder, looking at the setting sun that set a pink sky. Everything was just the way it should've been."
"My thoughts were elsewhere, and that was on Michael's strange behavior. I needed to figure that out before I drove myself insane, which looked like the path I was heading down."
"That was it. My heart and my mind were telling me that it was it. Everything was in place, I was confident, she was vulnerable, she needed love. That was the moment."
"Everything was finally the way it should've been, for I was his and he was mine."
"'I got this for you as a promise—a promise of us. No matter how busy I get with work or anything else, I'll never forget to spend time with you. You're my priority. If you're hurt or sick or even just lonely, I'll immediately remove myself from what I'm doing and dash to your side. That's the promise in the necklace.'"
"That was a daily routine I could get used to."
"I hated being mad at Maeve, but I hated her dishonesty even more."