Nicks Story

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Genre: Romance

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Status: Finished

Genre: Romance

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Nicks story is one of three that tie together. I originally posted three stories together, TAREN IT UP, CARMENS STORY AND NICKS STORY, I hope that they will read separately as well. Its a lot of the same story with three different points of view so if you read one completely through you will find similarities in the events but hopefully enough of each persons point of view to make them unique. After CARMENS STORY and NICKS STORY, there is a follow up story for Nick and Carmen called FIGHT OR FLIGHT. I hope you enjoy all three stories.

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Summary

Nicks story is one of three that tie together. I originally posted three stories together, TAREN IT UP, CARMENS STORY AND NICKS STORY, I hope that they will read separately as well. Its a lot of the same story with three different points of view so if you read one completely through you will find similarities in the events but hopefully enough of each persons point of view to make them unique. After CARMENS STORY and NICKS STORY, there is a follow up story for Nick and Carmen called FIGHT OR FLIGHT. I hope you enjoy all three stories.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Livy

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Nicks story is one of three that tie together. This is the second one and my goal is to post all three as they are happening in relativity to each other. I hope I can keep up with you.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: December 28, 2016

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: December 28, 2016

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Nick tried calling Olivia again. This was her  second day of not answering him. He called his mom and asked her to bang on the door. He wasn't concerned that something happened only because he was used to her ignoring him. 

It was Friday, time to end this work week and head to Jennings. He stood at his assistance desk. “Carmen. I'm done for the day.” 

“See you Monday Nick.” The petite brunette smiled up at him. 

He looked down at his phone buzzing in his hand. “Mom. Did she answer?”

“No. Should I call the police?”

Nick considered this option. It might make Olivia see how worried she was letting people get. “No. It's okay. She's in there. She's just ignoring me again. I'm on my way.” He waved at Carmen as he walked away. 

Nick drove down to Jennings. The two hour drive gave him plenty of time to think. He usually spent it thinking about his situation. A situation he has allowed himself to be a part of. Olivia, a friend since childhood, lived in Jennings and he wanted to be with her, more than friends but he hadn't bothered to pursue her because her own life stood in his way. 

Olivia grew up with her twin sister, Vanessa, who had been born with a birth defect referred to as T18. Her father died of a heart attack before Olivia turned five and her mom was diagnosed with cancer. In the last three years her mothers life had succumbed to the cancer and her sister passed a year later. Olivia fell into depression and refused to join the living. He struggled, sought help and waited patiently. His patience was astronomical in this situation. 

After work on Fridays he would go to her house and do his best to make sure she didn't waste away. It was his weekend ritual. “Livy!” Nick called through the crack in the door. He had a key but she had the chain lock connected. “Please let me in.” He banged again. “Olivia!” He pushed the door bell. “Your ice cream is going to melt.”

The door finally pulled open. He stared at the slim figure in the door way. She squinted against the bright light. 

“Livy. I've been worried about you.” 

She backed away from the door to allow him to enter. “I was sleeping.”

“For two days?” He put the bag of food he had brought on the counter and scooped her up. “Geez. Your losing weight. You need to eat.”

“I'm not hungry.”

He sighed in frustration. “Eat anyway.” 

He looked around the dark house. The only thing lighting the room was the little bit of sun that managed to peak around the black out curtains. 

The sink was full of dirty dishes. Mostly glasses. Which meant she hadn't cooked anything in a while. He opened the fridge to add the groceries he had brought. Most of the food from last weekend was still in there. 

“I see you ate your ice cream.”

“I always eat my ice cream.” She smirked.

“Livy. Seriously. If you aren't going to take care of yourself then I am going to have you admitted to the hospital.”

“Go ahead. I've lived there mores  than here for the last 25 years anyway. That's were home is right?” She walked over to the couch and plopped down. 

He stood in front of her picking her up and putting her in his lap as he sat on the couch. “Livy. Come stay with me. I can get you out of this house and take care of you.” 

“I can take care of myself.” Her full lips pouted. 

He chuckled. “You suck at it.” He offered. 

“I'm not going anywhere.” She laid her head on his shoulder and snuggled close. 

“I brought some movies to watch.”

“Okay.” 

“Come on. Let me take you for a drive.” That was the only thing she allowed him to do. A drive in her little sports car with the top down. Once the sun started to sink he headed back to her house. 

“I'm going to have a mechanic come get this thing Monday morning.” 

“Why?” She questioned. 

He looked at her. “It's due for an oil change and you aren't driving it enough. It needs some maintenance. Do you want to come with me to moms?” A question he asked every weekend. 

“No.” Her answer every time. 

He kissed her forehead. “Can you at least go see Renee? She could use your help.” 

“She does just fine with out me.” 

Nick wanted to scream at Olivia. This was the pattern nearly every weekend since Vanessa passed. Olivia had always been a happy person but in the last few years her struggle with depression took her spirit away. Took her away. 

“Livy. Please come stay with me. You're wasting away.” 

“I'm fine.” 

“No you're not.”

His frustration grew as he continued to plead with her. He wanted to bring her out of this grief and get the old Livy he grew up with. She was adamant about going no where. Every once in a while she would go to the store with him but it only took running into one person who brought up her mom or Vanessa to cause her to stay home the next time. 

“Come stay with me. No one will know you there and you won't have to worry about anything. There is plenty to do and see and like ninety book stores.”

“No. I don't want to leave.”

Their relationship was plutonic. He wanted more with her instead he waited patiently for her to come back to the real world. It was taking a lot longer than he predicted and he was starting to worry it might never happen. 

He stayed the weekend, they never seemed to run out of conversation, usually talking about books she's read or his work and friends in Nick's town. He slept on her couch some nights and spent time at his moms on others. 

Olivia was always a little better by Monday morning when he had to go back to Jasper Springs but he knew within a few days she would slip back again. She refused to leave her house. 

“Come with me for a week.” He requested. “You need to get out of this house.” 

“No. I'm staying here.” 

“Why? Livy? You aren't doing any good here.” 

“I don't have any reason to go any where.” 

He pulled her close. “I'm your reason. Do it for me.” 

“I'm staying.” 


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