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Oath by fanofmj

"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.

Rated: T
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
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Completed: No
Word count: 56877 Read: 18304
Published: Jul 26, 2015 Updated: Nov 10, 2018
Story Notes:

~An original fanfic by fanofmj first published on Wattpad.

~Having a quote at beginnings of chapter is completely inspired by radiatethelove.

1. Old Friends Meet Again/The Perfectionist by fanofmj [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstar (2028 words)

"After all those years of reading and writing romance, I never really knew what love was. I wanted to experience it myself."

2. Two Worlds Collide by fanofmj [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (4205 words)

"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."

3. "Proper" Dinner by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (4872 words)

"We're just friends. This is a friendly dinner."

4. Her Influence/Messy Revenge by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] (1850 words)

"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."

5. A Day At The Studio/You Forgot About Me? by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3364 words)

"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.""

6. Surprise!/Worst Mistake by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3036 words)

"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."

7. The Oath by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (2626 words)

"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.'"

8. The Story Is Relived/Unexpected Guest by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1779 words)

"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."

9. Goodbye New York, Hello Los Angeles by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3359 words)

"'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.'"

10. Janet and Randy/Can't Shake These Feelings by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3117 words)

"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."

11. Sure Janet/Distracted by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3128 words)

I turned over the leaf and gasped. For, written in pencil on the back side of the leaf, were the letters M+M.

12. Dancing Singing and Water Wars/The Apple Tree by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3375 words)

"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."

13. Curiosity Killed The Girl/Dread by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3940 words)

"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."

14. Dinner with Mr. Jackson/The Story by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (2518 words)

"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."

15. Mine by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] (2205 words)

"Everything was finally the way it should've been, for I was his and he was mine."

16. The Last Day by fanofmj [Reviews - 1] (2739 words)

"'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.'"

17. Back To Work by fanofmj [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1752 words)

"That was a daily routine I could get used to."

18. Nothing's Wrong/Suspicion by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3548 words)

"I hated being mad at Maeve, but I hated her dishonesty even more."

19. Dr. Jackson by fanofmj [Reviews - 0] (3436 words)

"Even if you had the littlest cough, I'd be right here by your side to help you through it. I'm not going to leave you alone like this."