Feauturing the song "Stay" by Lisa Loeb (edited to fit into my story- yeah, so I cut some parts out that were non-applicable)

Brenda Barrett stepped onto the stage and smiled at the crowd. She couldn't believe how wonderful everything was going-- the night had so far been a complete success. Luther was a hit, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.

She lifted the microphone from the stand. "Hi, everyone. The incredibly talented Luther will be taking a half-hour break, so we're going to pump up the stereo with some tunes. Enjoy the evening!"

She stepped down onto to be met by Lucy at the foot of the stage. "Hey, Lucy. What's up?"

Lucy smiled anxiously. "Listen, Brenda, I need you to do me a huge favor, okay? It's a matter of life and death. Well, I guess I just need you to handle a tiny little part. I have to do the hard part."

Brenda raised her eyebrows. "What do you need?"

Lucy led her to the stereo. "I need you to play a certain song..."


Kevin stared into his drink. Eve had left to use the ladies' room, leaving him alone with his thoughts for a few minutes.

It felt good having a friend again, but he couldn't help wondering if Eve had an ulterior motive. He hated to question her kindness, but he also knew she could be as conniving as a certain other leggy brunette he knew. He could only hope that Eve was being genuine.

The anonymous rock song that had been playing ended, and Kevin glanced up as Brenda once again took the stage. "This next song is going out to a special someone, Kevin Collins, from a certain lady friend."

Kevin rolled his eyes. It wasn't Eve's style to dedicate a song for no particular reason, which meant someone else was playing games again in an attempt to manipulate his emotions.

He turned around in his seat, not at all surprise to see her standing there. "Lucy."

She looked... good, he decided. If dark circles haunted her eyes, make-up hid any trace. A tight lime green dress pronounced her angular curves and showed enough leg to turn the heads of every man in the club.

She smiled. "Doc. I want- no, I NEED to talk to you."

"I don't think there's anything left to say. Your actions have always spoken louder than your words."

Lucy ignored the insult. "Please. Hear me out. Dance with me."

He gave her a long look. "Why don't you sit down?"

"Okay," So long as he would listen- that was the only thing that mattered to her right now. She sat across from him at the small table.

The song Lucy requested began to play, and Kevin subconsciously listened to it.

You say I only hear what I want to
You say I talk all the time

Lucy cleared her throat. "Kevin, I know I hurt you when I lied to you. I know you don't want to hear any excuses, but the truth is, I was scared to tell you that I siphoned Eve's gas. I was scared."

And I thought what I felt was simple
And I felt that I don't belong
And now that I am leaving
Now I know that I did something wrong

Lucy looked into his eyes, searching for a glint of forgiveness. There was no reaction. "I was jealous of Eve. I thought she was taking Serena away from me. I thought she was after Scott for his money, you know? And maybe I was right, but we'll never know."

You say I only hear what I want to
I don't listen hard
Don't pay attention
to the distance that you're running to anyone, anywhere

"I went about it all wrong. See, I wanted to prove Eve wasn't good enough for Serena, but I didn't know how. And I blew it. There. I blew it. I just wanted to protect Serena."

So I turn the radio on, I turn the radio up
And this woman was singing my song
Lover's in love and the other's run away
Lover is crying 'cause the other won't stay

Lucy felt the emotions beginning to rise in her throat. Kevin's expression hadn't changed. "I need you, Kevin. I love you. You're all I have in this world, and all I could possibly want. Without you... when you weren't in my life, I was just this disaster on wheels. My whole life, it was never 'good' until I met you. My heart dies when I think of waking up tomorrow without you."

Some of us hover while we're weeping for the other
Who was dying since the day they were born

"I'd die without you, Doc."

But this is not that
I believe that I'm throwing
But I'm thrown

Kevin finally spoke. "Lucy, after all we've been through, I thought I could trust you. I thought I was different from Tony or Alan or Scott or Damian or any of the other men that you had 'fun' with. I thought- I thought this was real. Not another one of your games.

You said
"You caught me 'cause you want me
and one day you'll let me go"
You try to give away a keeper
Or keep me just 'cause you know
You're just so scared to lose

"Doc, you've got it all wrong-- I love you, and I love Serena."

"Lucy, there is a big difference between love and obsession. Serena is not your personal property. Other people are allowed to love her. That's a concept you apparently cannot grasp." He stood up. "And your little mind games won't work on me this time. I need to be able to trust you."

Lucy's eyes were pleading. "Please, Kevin. Don't leave me."

And you say

He met her desperate gaze. "I'm not leaving you. You left me. You deserted me and shattered all that we had on the day that you looking into my eyes and lied to me. You left me in the dark, Lucy. You lied to me, you hurt me, and you destroyed an innocent child's life. I can't forgive you, and all the apologies in the world won't change that."

She leaned across the table and grabbed his hand. "Please don't say this is the end."

You say
I only hear what I want to

He pulled his hand away. "Words can't fix this, Lucy. Nothing can, not this time." He looked away. "I never imagined I would be saying this. Lucy... it's over. Good bye."

She watched him walk away and disappear into the crowd. His words his her with a supernatural force. It couldn't be over... their love and their life together couldn't end like this.

She blinked back hot tears and searched the room for him. She couldn't let him fade away. Her shock slowly turned to devastation when she saw Kevin across the room talking quietly with Eve. After all this, Eve had won. Lucy had lost everything.



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