Chapter tune: Def Leppard – Love bites

Right after Skye passed out in front of him in that disgusting so-called house, Jesse was sure of one thing. No matter how badly she had hurt him, no matter how much she had prostested against it, he knew he couldn’t leave her in that place for one second longer. He quickly grabbed some of her stuff and rushed her to the last available bedroom of his apartment which was conveniently located right next to his own, and which everyone else avoided staying in – for obvious reasons.

Fortunately, the doctor that arrived first thing in the next morning, reassured him that Skye had nothing extremely severe, just a mild infection due to her months of malnutrition and general hardship. Her passing out was probably caused by some sort of emotional shock, as the doctor put it. He tried to suggest that it would be better for the patient to go to the hospital for more proper care, but didn’t insist after sensing Jesse’s denial – as well as a fat envelope of cash in his pocket.

From now on, it would be up to Jesse to make her better; by giving her food, a bath and her medicine regularly.

“Jesse! What are you doing here?” Calla asked him that afternoon “I thought you had plans with the boys to go promote your concert. Everybody has left already.”

Jesse scoffed. Of course. He thought he was going to be alone with Skye for the day but his sister didn’t seem to have any plans to leave the house.

“Yeah…” he replied “I’m feeling a little under the weather today… I think uh… I might have the flu or something.”

“Is this why you called a doctor here? Gosh, you’re such a baby sometimes! And why did you sleep in the other bedroom last night?”

“Gee Calla, nothing escapes your attention, huh?” Jesse murmured a bit irritated “I uh… had a guest.”

“Couldn’t she sleep in your bedroom? You know Dylan and I might have to move to that one when mom and dad come here for your show – I want them to stay at the big bedroom!”

“Well… my room was uh… a total mess. Yeah, that’s it. And I didn’t want my uh… guest to feel uncomfortable or weird.”

“Okay… you know, what’s weird is that you’re calling her like that. Doesn’t your guest have a name?”

“Uh… I’d rather not say.”

“Ooooh, is she someone famous?”

Jesse thought about it for a while and decided it would be a good idea to play along. “Yep… you got me.”

“Then why on earth didn’t you just say so? Is it Tiara Angelista? Or maybe Johanna King? Ooooh!!! Tell me it’s Lola Belle! Oh my gosh! If it’s her, I’m gonna scream!”

“Hey!” Jesse snapped his fingers in front of his sister’s face “Why are you acting like a little girl, sis? I’ll tell you another time, okay? Right now it’s a bit uh… complicated.”

“Why? Oooh, is she married? Please Jesse, I have to know!” Calla exclaimed enthusiastically, but promptly took a more serious look as soon as she caught her brother’s glare. “Sorry, I don’t know what came onto me. So… Is this the real reason you didn’t wanna go with the guys? Because you know you shouldn’t blow your career for random women, no matter how famous or hot they are.”

“What? No! I’m really not feeling very well Calla! I called a doctor here, remember? In fact, I was gonna call mom and ask her the recipe for that soup she used to make when we were sick.”

“Oh, don’t bother Jesse, I can make it for you” she smiled and made her way to the kitchen “it’s a bit complicated and I’ve never seen you cook anything other than pancakes or the occasional spaghetti. But you can watch and learn if you’d like.”

“Thanks… I guess. I uh… I also meant to ask you about something else…”

“Sure Jesse, go ahead.”

“Could it happen that you’ve brought an extra pair or two of underwear you don’t really uh… need?”

“Ummm… what?!”

“Well, my… guest can’t return home just yet, and all the shops are closed until Monday so…”

“Ew. I really, really don’t want to hear more, Jesse.”

“Yeah well… if you also had some extra sleepwear and clothes to spare, it would be ideal.”

“I honestly don’t know how to respond to that. Your guest is weird.”

Fortunately for Skye, Jesse ended up convincing Calla to give him some of her clothes – she shed some tears for them, but was also strangely satisfied that a celebrity would get to wear her outfits. 

Jesse washed the few clothes that belonged to Skye which weren’t completely destroyed, he “borrowed” a couple of Meadow’s makeup kits – even though he had no idea what exactly he was taking -, and spent most of the following week taking care of Skye, who was almost unconcious that whole time. He even learned to make his mom’s soup all on his own.

One afternoon though, instead of having to stand by her side while she was in deep sleep once more, he entered the bedroom to find her up, fully dressed and reading a book, apparently waiting for him. “Wow… you’re finally awake” he beamed at her.

Skye raised her eyes to meet his and he, as clichΓ© at it sounded in his head, felt his heart skipping a bit. There was the girl he knew – a little skinnier and still weak, but she was finally there. “Jesse…” she muttered.

He desperately wanted to sit next to her, but ultimately decided to take the seat at the other side of the room. “Hey… how are you feeling? I’ve brought you some soup.”

“Thank you… I know I’ll probably sound ungrateful but… is there any possibility that I could have something else… like a pizza? I remember eating that same soup for quite a few days” she asked with a reluctant smile.

Jesse laughed. “Sure… it’s good that you have an appetite at last. I’ll order one for you right away. Bacon, blue cheese and onions, right?”

Her smile became a little wider. “You remember…”

“Of course I do.” For a couple of seconds he remained silent, completing the order through his cell phone. “Done” he grinned at her for just a moment before his face became all serious. “Look Skye, about me bringing you here…”

“I’m not mad Jesse” she cut him off “…how could I be mad? I mean… I vaguely remember being angry at you when you first brought me here… but you were right. I would be so dead now if it weren’t for you. You saved my life Jesse… thank you.”

“Don’t mention it… But, for the record, I want you to know that you’re not a prisoner in this house… I just lock the door so that nobody finds out you’re here. I won’t do it though if you don’t want me to and… I guess it goes without saying that you can leave whenever you want to. I’d prefer it if you stayed though… at least until you get better. This building is heavily secured, I have personally taken care of it.”

Skye smiled again. It was nice to see her smile but, for a strange reason, it also evoked a strange mix of sadness and anticipation inside him. “Of course, I know that… thank you Jesse, for everything. So… you probably suspect the real reason for me leaving that day…”

“Yeah… I believe I do. Don’t worry though, it’s going to be fine pokerface…”

Skye stared at the floor for a couple of seconds before looking at him again. “I missed you calling me that. When I saw you again the other night… I thought you hated me. I thought you would say what you had to say and then leave and never come back.”

“It occured to me, I won’t lie…” Jesse mumbled, this time it was his turn to stare down at the floor. “Maybe it was for the best that you got sick in front of me, otherwise… I probably would have left, Skye.”

She stood up and came closer to him. Only then Jesse realized that her eyes looked watery, like she was fighting to keep her tears inside for too long.

“Hey… what’s up? It’s alright now.. ” he went to hug her, but stopped when he saw the hesitation in her own moves.

“You came back for me and I pushed you away once more… I was always pushing you away…” she muttered, her words barely audible.

“Hey, hey… Don’t think about -”

“I am so sorry for what I did to you…” she cut him and this time she almost pulled him into a hug, closing the distance between them.

Jesse could hear his own breathing become heavier. His mind started going full speed, trying to process the overload of new thoughts and emotions.

“Skye… please don’t think about all that… right now you need to focus on getting better” he said, surprising even himself with how deep his voice sounded and with the small groan that followed his sentence.

Skye gently pushed her body onto his. He realized he probably didn’t have much time until all the blood that still remained inside his brain would finally abandon it. At that moment, there was nothing he wanted more than take her into his arms and throw her onto that very conveniently located bed.

But he knew it would be a mistake. He knew how she got when she was upset. He knew what happened next. His mind went briefly to Travis. Could that little shit have taken advantage of her whenever she got this way for those past two years? He quickly turned that thought away as it made him sick to the stomach. And what was happening now wasn’t right for her, and it wasn’t right for him either. He still didn’t fully trust her and, although he already ached for her, he couldn’t risk his heart breaking into a million little pieces all over again. At least not until he found a way to help her.

“Skye… please don’t do this…”

“I love your hair like that” she whispered like she hadn’t heard a word he said, brushing her hands against his chest and his waist “and your new tattoos… Jesse, I’ve missed you so much…”

That was it. He distanced himself as gently as he could. “Skye… this is a bad, no, the worst idea, at least for now. I should go downstairs and wait for your pizza… I’ll be here in a little while, okay?”

Skye looked at him disappointed. “Sure… I… I’m so sorry…”

“It won’t take long to arrive” he smiled at her, protectively caressing her cheek “I have somewhere to be tonight, but I’ll bring you more books and a tv to keep you company… and on Monday I’m gonna buy you some painting equipment, what do you say?” Everything that little shit Travis couldn’t bother to do for two whole goddamn years, he thought bitterly.

“Thank you” she finally smiled back “I know you’re really busy, but I hope I’ll see you again before Monday…”

As Jesse looked at her, he knew he had to take care of her problem as soon as possible. Or else it wouldn’t take long until he lost all control over his desire for her. And if she left again when her problem came back with a vengeance, he knew it would kill him.

He was determined. He was fearless. The only issue was, he had no fucking clue where to begin.

A/N: Hello!! πŸ™‚ Guys, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m finally back!! πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I’m soooo sorry for the lack of updates for these past… what, two months? My game is not fully repaired but it’s definitely better, so I think I’ll have another update very soon! And yes, I know that I’ve said those things before (boo..! πŸ˜‚) but now I have so much more free time, it’s ridiculous – finally some extra quality time for sims related projects! I missed everyone so much! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for reading! ❀❀

29 thoughts on “2.21 – Healing

  1. Aaaah, I’m so happy to have you back, but also what are you doing, girl? I was on my way to bed and then you posted and I was FORCED to read right away πŸ˜€ Oh well, it was worth it – sleep is for the weak!
    Anyway aaaaa, they’re so cute ❀ things are finally going the right way again πŸ™‚ Loved that he made it clear she could leave anytime. Hopefully she won't, though. 'Cause seriously, she's made some baaad decisions… I have to laugh a little at Jesse's caveman jealousy, though – he's still so made at Travis, lol πŸ˜› Such a great chapter ❀
    It's so good to have you back again and I'm really looking forward to reading more. Don't worry about being away. Sometimes, that's just how it goes with real life and such. Take all the time you need – we'll be waiting πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Hehe, I’m so sorry! Hmmm what does that say about me considering I was sleeping then… lmao!! Just kidding! πŸ˜‚
      Well yeah, he had to make it clear, otherwise who knows what she would think about this whole situation..! Let’s hope she won’t leave – I think they’re darn cute myself πŸ˜‰ ❀
      Lmaooo – Jesse has a tiny caveman inside him when it comes to Skye, you're right! πŸ˜‚ (Especially where Travis is concerned)
      Thank you so much! ❀ I'm looking forward to writing more πŸ˜‰ I'm so glad to finally be back! ❀ ❀

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  2. Yay, you posted! I was so excited. It’s like… almost 1 am, but I, too, had to read this one.
    Jesse is so sweet when he takes care of Skye like this and wow, I’m surprised that he didn’t take advantage of her. That was a good step and I’m proud that he’s changed for the better!
    Calla’s reaction, though. I love how she went with the names of various Bridgeport’s celebrities. I didn’t know this side of her. But look, Skye is a princess now. That’s true high life and she’s so lucky to have Jesse. β™₯

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    1. Finally! That darn chapter was ready, lol! πŸ˜‰
      Jesse is sweet – and I think not sleeping with her shows how much he’s matured and he cares… plus, you know, he’s probably had tons of sex those past months so he’s good for now πŸ˜‚ Just kidding! 😁
      Calla, aside from the ambitious trait, also has the snob trait so I figured she would be thrilled to be under the same roof with a celebrity 😁 But even she noticed she overreacted eventually, haha!
      Let’s hope things will work themselves out for Skye and she’ll live that life as a completely free woman..! ❀

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  3. Wow! I couldn’t sleep and to my delight, this chapter was here! Woot!

    I’m really proud of Jesse for being so caring even though Skye’s choices have hurt him so badly. As much as I want them back together, it’s probably not a bad idea for him to guard his heart until he knows she isn’t going to bolt.

    I’m right there with Jesse, still mad at Travis! lol

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    1. Yay!! I’m so excited to finally have a chapter ready! πŸ˜„ ❀
      I also think Jesse is doing the best he can here – he's been hurt by Skye but at least now he gets it..! Let's hope this time she won't bolt again! πŸ˜•
      (Haha, I would be sooo mad at Travis too! πŸ˜‰)

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  4. Ooo I love that last sentence. I wonder what he’s going to do next, strings he’s going to pull or whacky plans he’s going to come up with.. all for a girl! Man, love is whack.
    I think Jesse has matured a lot over the time he and Skye haven’t been together. I’m proud of him!

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    1. Hmmm maybe we won’t get to do all the crazy stuff he’ll think of, maybe the circumstances will catch up on him first..! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜₯ But I agree, love is totally whack ❀
      I'm proud of him too… old Jesse wouldn't have been so patient methinks, hehe! πŸ˜€

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  5. Jesse is sweet and in love and scared and determined. He will be a force to be reckoned with. Watch out Travis and Sinbad. 😱😱😱

    I love these two together.❀️❀️ Jesse is looking might fine these days. 😍😍😍I have missed their story! I’m glad Skye is no longer pushing him away. It’s sad that he doesn’t fully trust her yet, but good he is taking it slow. I’m also glad he was honest with her. That’s a big thing. ❀️

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    1. Haha, I love your description of him… that’s exactly what he is! 😍 Let’s hope he’ll pull through..! πŸ˜₯
      I love those two as well… but Jesse knows it wouldn’t be very wise for them to get involved yet again, at least under these circumstances…although you could say they’re still very much involved!
      Thank you so much for your comment, I have missed writing this story as well! ❀ ❀

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  6. Welcome back!!! πŸ™‚

    I didn’t picture Calla as a silly fangirl, but that is what made the whole conversation so fun to read.
    That last line has me intrigued. I don’t know where he is going to start either. Can’t wait to find out though!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!! πŸ˜€
      Haha, she is being so silly sometimes – but you’re right, and this is what makes her so fun to write too! πŸ˜‰
      Hmmm maybe he won’t have to contemplate it for long.. 😦 – but you’ll see very soon! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  7. Aww yay, welcome back! ❀ This was such a pleasant and welcome surprise in my reader~ Glad to see that you've got some free time on your hands to work on your story (that's the polar opposite of me now :'D, haha )
    This was such a heart warming chapter. It sounds kind of messed up, but it's a good thing Skye passed out when she did, otherwise, there probably would've been more awkwardness and misunderstandings between our couple and we can't have that! XD Seeing Jesse taking care of her was sweet, I can see him being a good caretaker/father in the future… if and when he decides to have kids, preferably with a certain someone πŸ˜‰
    Calla being a fangirl and making her guesses as to who Jesse was with is me whenever I hear one of my friends is in a relationship and they like to draw out the suspense, haha. I like the fact that he wasn't quick to jump back into bed with Skye, even though I don't doubt he probably really wanted to, it shows how mature he's become. I have no idea how Jesse is going to sort out all of her unfinished business, but I hope he doesn't get in over his head. No near death experiences please πŸ™‚ Again, great to see you back ❀ πŸ™‚

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    1. It feels so good to be back at last! ❀ ❀ I'm really sorry for your lack of time..! I hope that will change soon (if it's only work related of course, hehe! πŸ˜‰)
      You know, it *was* a good thing – I didn't really see Jesse staying for long after he said what he had to say, even if he would eventually regret it… haha, this story is slooowly reaching its conclusion I guess, so the misunderstandings have to stay to a minimun from now on… maybe! πŸ˜‰
      Jesse has matured deep down (even if the surface is even more wild now) and he would make a great husband/dad for sure, especially with the right person! πŸ˜‰ ❀
      Hmmm we'll soon see how everything goes! But let's hope near death experiences are out of the picture this time!
      Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀

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  8. I’m really sorry to say this, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think some of what Jesse did here was very odd.

    I know, I know. But he saw her pass out and didn’t immediately take her to the emergency room. I understand why she’s living off the grid, and taking her to the hospital would blow her cover, but she could have died. And he waited until morning to get medical attention for her? It just seems so irresponsible.

    Then he decides he must take care of her all himself, and that’s a noble thing. But I don’t like the fact that he was changing her clothes and bathing her while she was unconscious/mostly out. Can you imagine an ex doing that when you hadn’t seen that person for years? He could have just explained to Calla a few things and asked her to help with that. Or, even better, hired a private nurse who actually knew how to care for someone as sick as Skye and paid them off like the doctor.

    Obviously Skye didn’t care about him changing her clothes once she was awake, but Jesse wouldn’t have known that while she was still sick. And he can tell that her judgment is off by the last scene. But props to him for recognizing that jumping right back in was not a good idea!

    Also I love Calla! She was so funny this chapter, lol.

    I’m sorry for being critical 😦
    I have really liked their journey and think they can be a great couple, I just don’t like the way Jesse handled this. 😦

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    1. Hmmm you definitely have a point there! Jesse could have handled it better, it’s true..! Who am I kidding, *I* should have handled it better, lol! I probably should have mentioned that (in my head at least) it was very late, so the doctor didn’t arrive much later on… I also had in mind that she was half awake and that he gave her something like a sponge bath? Not very appropriate still, but I guess all this was bad writing from my part… but let’s pretend Jesse is the one to blame for this mess, lmaooo!! XD
      At least he behaved well in the end πŸ˜‰
      I’m so glad you like Calla! πŸ˜€ She’s one of my favorites too ❀
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! πŸ™‚

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  9. Oof sorry for taking ages to comment! I’m currently struggling through this flood of chapters LOL
    Calla, a fan girl? I didn’t see that coming, but boy was it funny to read! I could just imagine her voice getting more and more high pitched 🀣
    Oh, Skye πŸ˜” She sounded so tired and frail, not at all like her previous fiesty self. You did great at capturing her ‘not completely in the right mind’ voice. I really hope she regains her strength soon. And I hope that she won’t have to live in hiding for much longer, either! Screw you, Sinbad!
    Yay for Jesse holding back. That guy still has a couple issues, but he’s improved a lot since we first met him, so that’s definitely good!
    Nice chapter ❀

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    1. Oh, don’t feel sorry at all, I totally understand πŸ˜‰ So many chapters can be overwhelming! Thank you so much for being here and commenting ❀
      Haha, that's why I love her – she is a girly girl deep down, although her ambitious present self hides it well… I imagined her voice getting high pitched too when I was writing it, lmaoooo!!
      Yeah, poor Skye… she's totally exhausted – and not just physically..! Thank you so much for saying this, it means a lot πŸ™‚ ❀ Let's hope she gets better eventually. Pfff Sinbad…That guy must go down asap!
      Jesse did the right thing for once – I wasn't sure if he was the type to stop something like this, but I guess he has kind of matured a bit… good for you Jesse!
      Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  10. I love how Calla reacts to Skye’s presence even if she ignores who celebrity is hidding in the house ahah she’s so fan ! Of course to Jesse, Skye is a very very important person ahaha.
    I am glad Skye feels better now, Skye doesn’t seem to remember that she also a life savior for Jesse too as if that’s their kharma.

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    1. Haha, it felt pretty funny when I wrote it too, to be honest XD Oh Calla, if only she knew, lol..!
      Fortunately Skye is much better now, as Jesse returned the favor… let’s hope he will be able to do more than that!
      Thank you for reading and commenting! πŸ˜€

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      1. I needed to think of something else so I catched up a little bit on story as faster as I could.
        If Calla knows Skye is the celebrity in matter, I don’t think she will be happy especially Skye left her twin as a thief two years before. If she knew the reasons why, probably she could forgive her.
        That’s my very honest opinion.
        With Skye everything could be quick or everything could break. Poor Jesse, she is as instable as him.

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  11. Aahhh, this is such a late comment, sorry!
    Calla’s probably my favourite character! She’s so pretty too! It’s cute seeing her pressing him with questions, asking if the ‘guest’ is a celebrity.
    I wonder what will happen between Skye and Jesse? I can never really tell with these two, haha – they’re so unpredictable. It’s clear they both have strong feelings for each other, but Skye might have to leave again… Let’s hope they sort something out!

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    1. Oh, don’t worry about it! I’m always very happy to read your comments! πŸ˜€ ❀
      Haha, Calla is really something lol! I think she probably is one of my favorites as well! πŸ˜‰
      Lol, they totally are – who knows what will happen really (well *I* know but… you know! Lmao πŸ˜‚)!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! ❀

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