Most people would probably think it would be wonderful to date a celebrity but Minnie knew better. She had known Kent for much of her life and she had quite easily fallen in love with him but it wasn’t for his fame. She was genuinely in love with the boy who had been her high school sweetheart but things were not easy.
A week ago she had moved to California to be with him and in only a week Minnie had been so harassed that she was in tears. She had surprisingly made it back to Kent’s apartment in one piece. Collapsing against the wall she started to ball her eyes out. The people had been so pushy and impossibly that they had torn the sleeve of her dress. She felt like she had just been attacked and in reality she practically had.
An hour later Kent came home to find her packing her bags. Minnie had decided that this move to California was the wrong decision. She couldn’t be with a celebrity. This lifestyle was just too much for her. She wasn’t sure her relationship with Kent was actually worth it.
"Mouse? Minnie? Where a-," Kent stopped as he came into his room. Their room. Minnie had moved in and yet as he walked in he found her packing the bags she had just finished unpacking a day ago. What was going on? He saw that her dress was ripped and it appeared that there were scratches on her arm but that didn’t explain the packing. "Babe? Where are you going?"
"I can’t live here Kent, I can’t do it," tears were still falling from her eyes. This killed her because she knew that it was goodbye. She was ready to head back home and be done.
"What happened? Baby, talk to me," he said, walking over to her. Kent stopped her from putting any more clothing in her bags by wrapping his arms tightly around her. He was careful not to hurt her but he wasn’t holding her lightly. She couldn’t be leaving him, not like this.
"Your fame and fans happened," she said pulling away from him. She shoved the last few things into her bag before Kent could reach her. It was hardly everything but Minnie just wanted out. She had stuffed two bags as full as she could. Now it was time to leave.
"They…mouse, I’m sorry," he frowned. He knew fans could be pushy but he had never expected anyone to get close enough to Minnie to actually hurt you. He was thankful it wasn’t worse but clearly it was bad enough to upset her. He didn’t want this to be what made her leave. "I’ll get you a body guard, someone to take care of you when I’m not around."
"I don’t want a body guard Kent!" she said shaking her head at him. "I want my normal life back. I can’t live like this." maybe it would be different if she was a celebrity too but she wasn’t. She had yet to find a job here and there was no chance she was going to be put in front of a camera. It just didn’t suit her.
"We’ll figure something out," Kent tried again but she began to walk out of the room. He followed her quickly. He wanted to grab her and make her stay but instead he just stood back.
"No, I need to go home." She was at the door and Kent was looking for the words to make her stay. He needed her to turn around and stay with him. He needed her to be in love with him. It needed to be enough. Yet it didn’t seem to be. The issues with him being famous were making their relationship too impossible for her. Kent wanted to work it out but it seemed obvious that her heart was set on leaving. Still, he had to try and make her stay with him. "Mouse, come on just stay. We’ll figure it out together."
She looked at him with heavy eyes. Her heart was breaking at this moment but she knew she had to go. He was a celebrity and a star and that wasn’t going to change. There would always be rumors about him and his costars, there would always be jealous fans and it would always be too much. This just wasn’t what Minnie had signed up for. “I can’t. I need to go home, I’m sorry, it’s over.”
And he never heard from her again.
For some reason they hadn’t let Mylo take Alexis into the room with him. He was going to get his test results back and then have to come out and tell her. Alexis was terrified but she wasn’t going to leave Mylo either way.
In the time that they had waited for these test results Alexis had come to care for Mylo more than she had expected. She still teased him for saying that sleeping with her could have been the worst thing to happen that night that he was wasted especially now that they were sleeping together. Somehow they had become a couple.
It was quite possibly one of the best relationships she had ever been in. Her therapist disagreed but Alexis didn’t listen. The only reason her therapist didn’t like Mylo was because he was someone else Alexis would try and take care of. She was clearly a codependent.
It had been over thirty minutes. Alexis was sitting in the waiting room of the specialist’s office when Mylo came out. His expression was blank and as he sat down he said nothing. Alexis didn’t speak first, she didn’t dare; instead she just waited.
"I…I have it." three words just changed their world. Mylo’s dad had died from the exact same issue that was now confirmed to be inside of him as well. He knew that it meant he only had a short time to live. The whole life he had imagined was flying away before his eyes. He hadn’t even told Alexis that he loved her yet.
I’m watching you become everything you said you never wanted to be.
This was pretty much the image of their relationship out in public; sunglasses and a just keep walking attitude. They had become like every other celebrity couple. They had waited a little while to accept the rumors from the tabloids and come out into public. It could get obnoxious at times but once they were back in the safety of one of their houses it was all worth it. Even the cameras were worth it because the two of them just worked in a way that neither of them had ever expected.