Alexandra has become quite an accomplished chef with all her time at home lately, and has been itching to try some new recipes so Naveen heads into town on her behalf.
He runs into a familiar face.
“Ray, baby, come on. You know Arycella doesn’t mean shit to me. She’s just telling you all that to turn you against me cause she wants me back and you know it. No, I- no I don’t really care about Sozanne. You sure she’s even mine?
Everybody knows about Xander Avendale's trail of broken hearts, and Melody told Naveen he’d been the one to rape Alexandra as soon as she’d found out. Naveen had promised to keep his temper in check for Alexandra’s sake but just being around this man is making it hard to keep his promise.
“Hey you live with that Alexandra Weaver girl, don’t you.”
Naveen had been trying to avoid him, really. But as he leaves the bookstore Xander is there waiting for him. “I do live with Alexandra, yes. She’s my wife’s roommate.”
“Roommate, eh? Must be nice having those two beauties to screw any time you want. You should share sometime. I mean I’ve already tasted Alexandra if you know what I mean, but Melody is just so...”
Naveen’s heard just about enough. Just the thought of that man anywhere near his Melody is too much for him to keep his promise any longer. Xander needs to be taught a lesson and he needs to be taught one now.
He grabs Xander by the throat, pushing him up and against the bookstore exterior. “I swear to the Watcher, if you EVER come near my wife or Alexandra again I will rip out your guts and feed them to you piece by piece, do you understand me?”
Xander can’t speak from the force on his throat and only nods fearfully, desperate for air.
Naveen lets him down slowly, proud of his own restraint for not punching Xander’s face in there and then... but before he can leave Xander pounces. Naveen doesn’t realize Xander has a knife until its almost too late to block the blow.
Melody received the call while at the park across the street with Alexandra. She makes it home and calms herself down only moments before Naveen arrives in the back of the police cruiser.
“I should have washed up first.” He laments when Melody’s eyes widen.
“It’s... it’s not so bad.” She lies, unable to hide her discomfort.
He wants to hold her close, tell her everything will be alright but he can’t. Instead: “We don’t have long.”
He takes a seat at the edge of the bed and she hugs him from behind, wrapping her arms around his chest and her face in his back. She doesn’t want him to see her tears.
“You did what you had to, Naveen. It was self defense. He tried to stab you.”
“It doesn’t change the fact that he’s dead, and four different individuals saw me do it. I’m going to be in jail for a very very long time, love. There’s no changing that.”
She moves to face him, reaching out with her hand to wipe some of the blood away. “We could run away.” She offers. “Take the children with us and just go where Sim Nation laws won’t ever find us.”
“Melody I’ve spent most of my life on the run, and its not something I ever want to re-live or put you and the children through.”
She blinks back tears. “Naveen I don’t want to lose you.”
“You won’t lose me.” He promises, aware of the promise he’d broken earlier that day. “I’ll still be here, we just won’t be able to share a bed. And I swear I will do everything possible to be back home with you as soon as I can. You have to believe me.”
“I do believe you. And I’ll wait for as long as it takes.”
Scarlett McKinley is waiting for him outside when he’s done saying his goodbyes. “Thank you for letting me see my family.” He smiles, shaking her hand. “It means the world to me.”
She takes a step towards him suddenly, getting almost uncomfortably close. “Do not mistake this for my giving a crap, Mr. Sari. But you have friends in very... powerful places. Jane will do what she can for you, but you need to stay loyal to the right side. Remember that.”
Alexandra can’t hold back her tears when Melody tells her what happened. “Mel I’m so SO sorry! I should never have told you guys what happened. Its all my fault they got in that stupid fight and... and oh Watcher...”
It isn’t until she hears Melody’s own sobbing that Alexandra realizes she should be the one doing the comforting.
Melody’s words are only half understandable as she sobs into Alexandra’s shoulder. “Please Alex... just stop.”
“Stop trying to leave me!” Melody manages at last. “I can’t so this alone and I need you right now.”
Alexandra’s heart sinks at her friend’s words. She wants to promise she’ll behave, tell Melody what she wants to hear but she just can’t do it. “I... I’m here now. Okay? Just... please stop crying.”
Thats the best she can do. And it makes her feel absolutely useless.
For the record I'm done with the "Everyone gets a happy ending eventually!" thing. Cept maybe for Alex. Cause certain people have be been guilting the shit out of me through PM.