I'm sorry I haven't updated in more than TWO YEARS! Wow that is long. I love the idea of this fic too much to forget about it so here I am again. Thanks for all the feedback so far!

The next chapter is about Mia and Evie's past. It's going to be long and it might take a while. If you guys leave feedback I might upload the next chapter in segments, otherwise it's going to be a few more weeks.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything other than my characters, blah blah woof woof.

"Where have you been?" Suki yelled, echoing Mia. Evie froze behind the counter.

"Evie! Gin!" Rachel yelled. Evie blinked, then looked around for the bottle. She pulled a bottle out and tossed it to Rachel.

"I, uh can't talk right now." Evie said. She tucked some hair behind her ear and tried to avoid looking either of them in the eyes.

"What time do you get off?" Mia asked first, surprising Suki, who was ready to ask the same thing. Evie looked up at met her eyes for the first time.

"Evie!" A tough looking blonde woman yelled.

"Huh?" Evie said, shaking Mia's gaze.

"Evie, what time do you end?" Mia asked again.

"Three, I end at three." Evie said. Mia held her gaze. Suki just darted looks between the two of them.

"We'll see you at three then." Suki said. Evie glanced at Suki then back at Mia.

"Evie!" someone yelled.

"What?" Evie yelled, taking her eyes off Mia for a second. A bottle came flying at Evie and knocked her square in the head. Evie's head flew to the side but she managed to catch the bottle before it hit the ground.

"Evie!" Mia and suki both yelled.

"Shit!" the tough looking blonde woman yelled. She hurried over to Evie and took the bottle from her. "You ok?"

"Yeah, sorry Lil." Evie said. She put a hand on her head and looked at her fingers. Blood was beginning to drip down the side of her face.

"What's up with you?" Lil asked.

"What's going on?" Cammie asked Rachel. Rachel looked down to the other end of the bar. It was then that she noticed Mia and Suki standing in front of the bar.

"Remember that one time when you me and Evie all got blazed after work one morning?" Rachel asked.

"Yeah, and she told us about those two ex's of hers." Cammie said.

"Those two girls look familiar?" Rachel asked as she turned Cammie's head towards Suki and Mia.

"Never seen them before but the brunette is cute!" Cammie squealed.

"No, I mean, when Evie described her ex's." Rachel sighed.

"Oh yeah! Cool!" Cammie said before pouring a man his shot and winking at him.

"Not cool." Rachel said softly as Lil's voice raised. Rachel hurried over to Lil and grabbed her by the shoulder.

"What!" Lil yelled.

"I think Evie might need a night off." Rachel said. "She's never ever ever even missed a bottle let alone not hear you."

"She-" Lil tried to argue.

"She's one of the best girls we've gotten in a long time." Rachel whispered. "Just let her have the rest of the night and maybe tomorrow off. She busts her ass for you and she's never complained or had a day off."

"Fine." Lil said. She turned back to Evie.

"I'm really sorry Lil, I just-" Evie said.

"It's ok, just take the night off. Take tomorrow off too, call me or Rachel when you got your shit figured out." Lil said. She grabbed a handfull of tips from the tip jar and shoved it into Evie's hands. Rachel handed Evie her jacket and gave her a soft pat on the back.

"Take it easy." Rachel said.

"Thanks." Evie said, she pulled her jacket on and hopped over the bar, stumbling when she hit the ground on the other side.

Outside

Evie stepped out of the noisy club and walked half a block into quieter territory. She lit a cigarette and took a drag. A red car pulled up next to Evie.

"I thought you don't touch that shit anymore." Mia said as she stepped out of Letty's car.

"Yeah, so did I." Evie said, pausing for a moment.

"Mia, get back in the car, it's dangerous out here at night." Letty said from the driver seat.

"I'll see you back at the loft." Mia said, not even looking back.

"Dom's gonna kill-" Letty said.

"Letty, not now." Mia said.

"All right, take care girl." Letty said. Mia waved her off.

"So, where have you been?" Mia asked Evie.

"Away." Evie said. Evie threw her cigarette butt into a gutter.

"Look, this is just going to get harder to say, so I might as well just say it." Mia said, stopping. Evie stopped walking and turned towards her.

"What is it?" Evie asked.

"I'm am so sorry." Mia said. Tears began to well up in her eyes. Evie stared at her for a moment.

"Fuck this." Evie muttered. She gathered the now crying Mia in her arms and tried to calm her down.

"I'm so so so sorry." Mia whispered.

"It's ok." Evie whispered. She held Mia and stroked her hair. Mia held on to Evie and let her self sob loudly. When she was done, she began to finger locks of Evie's hair.

"Your hair is a lot longer now." Mia said through her tears.

"Yeah, not as long as yours though." Evie smiled. Her hair fell a few inches short of her lower back.

"I've missed you." Mia whispered.

"I've missed you too." Evie whispered back. A cold pelting rain began to pour down from the dark sky. Mia cupped Evie's face in her hands and kissed her for the first time in many many months. It would have been picture perfect. A darkly lit street, two beautiful girls kissing in rain. The only thing that marred the picture was Brian and Suki standing in the rain, watching as Mia and Evie crushed their hopes thoroughly.

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