TCE Ch4

Time Changes Everything

Chapter 4

Steve was dumbfounded. He was shocked by Mia’s outburst. The Mia he knew would’ve never spoken with such venom. He was also confused by what she had said. He never made the decision of abandoning her. His father had sent him and his sister to the mainland for their own safety and his father had promised to talk to Mia about this. He needed to know exactly what her father had told her but now he had other things to focus on, like keeping WoFat behind bars and figuring out who or what Shelbourne was.

Steve was interrupted from his thoughts by Kono’s question, “What was that boss?” asked Kono with a raised eyebrow.

He turned to see the rest of his team standing a few feet behind him obviously having witnessed his confrontation with Mia.

“You two know each other? What do I mean you two know each other, of course you do. What I want to know, no let me correct that, what we want to know is how you two know each other. I mean there must be some kind of past between you two that did not end very well, if I’m allowed to guess, by the way the two of you were not so subtly arguing,” Danny finished his rant, the whole time expressing himself with his signature hand gestures.

“Impressive work detective,” answered an unimpressed Commander. Steve was not in the mood nor did he want to deal with another of Danny’s rants and his teams questioning looks so he turned around making his way towards the Camaro’s driver’s seat. Turning towards the rest of the team he asked Danny, “Are you coming or what? We do have a job to do.”

Danny turned towards Chin and Kono with his hands in his pockets and raised eyebrows, “See you guys at the office,” he told them as he made his way towards his car before the driver decided to take off without him even if it was HIS car. “You do know this is MY car right?!” he loudly reminded Steve as they sped off as soon as Danny had closed his door. “I do not know what happened back there but do not take it out on MY car Steven,” he continued holding on for safety, “and if that argument was any indication that working with Agent Summers is going to be a problem, whoa slow down! Then you better speak up now so we can come up with a solution and avoid any more of your famous aneurysm faces!” he finished keeping a fierce look on the road.

“We dated.”Steve stated a few seconds after Danny was done talking looking briefly to his left outside the window trying to avoid Danny’s questioning stare, a clear indication he wanted to know more but that was something he did not want to get into now until he spoke to the person responsible for his sudden foul mood, Miss Mia Summers, or as she was known as now “Special Agent Mia Summers.

“That’s it?” questioned Danny. “You get to probe into my life and get all the details but when I try to probe into yours and try to figure out what’s wrong with you, because as a friend I am concerned about you, all I get is a “we dated”?!”

“Look Danny I don’t want to talk about it now because frankly I don’t even know what HER problem with me is. I haven’t seen or talked to her since I was sixteen, when my father sent my sister and me to the mainland. I never thought she would take it this bad. I mean I thought she would understand when my father explained to her that it was for our safety,” argued Steve.

“Wait, so YOUR dad talked to her, not you, your dad?”

“Yeah, why?”

“Why? Let me tell you why my friend.” Stated Danny getting comfortable to start another one of his famous rants to which Steve simply rolled his eyes. “When you plan on leaving the place where you grew up, where you have your friends, and your GIRLFRIEND for a loooooong time, possibly even forever, you don’t have your dad say your goodbyes for you. You tell them PERSONALLY!”

“There was no time Danny. I really tried talking to her but my father put us on the first flight out to the mainland.”

“What about, and this is just a suggestion I’m not saying it actually happened, but what about if your father never got around to talking to her? What about if he got so caught up in keeping you guys safe that he just forgot?”

“No, I know for a fact that they talked because she mentioned something about it today, something about my father making it perfectly clear.”

“Well then buddy I suggest you talk to her if we want to keep the workplace as peaceful as possible.”

And with that Danny left Steve to his own thoughts.


Later on in the day, while Steve was alone in his office, he couldn’t help but think about what Mia had told him. Those words about “leaving her when she needed him the most” kept bothering him because he didn’t know what she meant by that.

*flashback*

“I had a wonderful time and you definitely kicked some ass on that field tonight,” Mia told Steve as they made their way holding hands towards the front door of Mia’s home.

“Me too,” he said as they stopped at her door.

“Do you want to come in? Don’t worry my mother isn’t home and she won’t be home until tomorrow morning,” she quickly assured him having noticed his apprehension, “and don’t worry I have forgotten about your surprise but if you want to see it you have to come inside with me,” she finished with a smile.

“Alright, alright,” smiling he followed her inside.
Once inside Mia led Steve upstairs towards her room. When they were in her room Steve couldn’t help but take in the romantic setting. There were candles and rose petals everywhere. He turned to look at Mia but before he could say anything she started nervously talking not looking him in the eyes.

“I know how this all looks cheesy but you know I’m a big romantic at heart and with a little help from Savi I was able to pull it off.” Taking a deep breath she looked at Steve in the eyes and said, “I love you Steve and I don’t want to wait anymore. If I’m ever going to be with someone for the first time I want that person to be you. I love you and I trust you.”

Steve was speechless. He had never pressured her into anything and he knew he wanted to be with her too. He just wanted her to be positive.

He reached for her, held her face in his hands, and whispered to her “I love you Mia but I don’t want to pressure you into something you’re not completely positive about. I can wait if you want…”

Mia interrupted not wanting to hear him make excuses for her. If he kept going she knew she wouldn’t be able to go forward. She wanted this not only for herself, but for Steve too. She knew it wasn’t Steve’s first time but it was hers and even though they were both young, she really hoped they would be together for a long time. “No Steve. I am one hundred percent positive. I want this as much as you do,” she said leaning up to kiss him on the lips, “please,” she whispered in between kisses.

That was all the encouragement Steve needed. That night he made love to her being careful not to hurt her and trying to make that night unforgettable for her.


As Steve and Mia laid there in the afterglow of their love making, they knew their relationship had changed that night. They had taken the next step and now they had to wait and see where it led them to.

Steve held Mia in his arms, her back to him and quietly asked her while he kissed her neck and shoulder, “Are you alright?”

Mia felt like she was on cloud nine, literally glowing. Steve had been amazing, he was such a gentleman making sure to fully please her and make her first time something very special. When she heard his question she turned in his arms to face him and while drawing circles on his chest she looked up at him and smiling answered him, “I love you and tonight was one of the most amazing nights I’ve ever had. Thank you,” she whispered the last part and leaned up to kiss him.

Returning the kiss he said, “I love you too and it was my pleasure. I just hope I didn’t hurt you too much.” Steve lay on his back and pulled Mia towards him never letting her go.

Mia gave a contented sigh as she snuggled up into Steve’s strong arms. Forgetting about the time or where they were, they both fell into a very peaceful sleep.


Steve woke up to something bothering him, the morning light. Slowly opening his eyes he realized it was morning already, they must have fallen asleep without realizing it. Suddenly it hit him. Morning. Shit his father was going to kill him, if he didn’t already have the whole police department looking for him all over the island. He tried sitting up but realized something, or better yet someone, was preventing him from doing so. Mia had her head on the crook of his neck, her left arm over him, and her left leg intertwined with his.
“Babe, wake up,” he whispered kissing her on her forehead.

“Hmm,” was the only reply he got as she moved closer to him.

“Mia, come on wake up,” he tried once more shaking her a bit and turning to look at the door making sure it was locked. “It’s morning, babe, I need to get home and your mom is probably home already.”

At the mention of her mother Mia bolted up clutching the sheet to her body, “Oh my god what time is it,” she asked not waiting for a reply as she looked at her alarm clock and noticing it was 7:15 a.m.! “Shit, shit, shit,” she said getting off the bed and wincing a little bit at the sudden movement. She was a bit sore.

Steve noticed this and immediately rushed to her side, “Hey, hey, you alright?”

Mia blushed remembering the cause of her soreness and simply nodded at him giving him a shy smile, “Yeah don’t worry, but you need to hurry up. Gosh we fell asleep and completely forgot about the time. Your dad is going to kill you. I’m so sorry I should have put my alarm or something.” Mia kept going on and on as she helped Steve locate his shirt, finding it at the foot of her bed under her jeans. Handing it to him she looked into her drawers to find some pajamas.

“Don’t worry about him. I’ll deal with it when I get home.” As he finished putting his shoes on, Steve reached out to her and looked her in the eyes, “Are you sure you’re alright?” he asked concern written all over his handsome face.

Mia nodded, got on her toes and kissed him, “Yes, I told you already. I’ll be fine. Now hurry up before it get’s more late or my mom wakes up.”

Steve nodded, kissed her one more time, and quietly left her house.

*end of flashback*

Steve would always remember that night as one of the most wonderful nights of his life. He remembered the look in Mia’s eyes full of trust and pure innocence. Nothing compared to the coldness and hatred he saw in them today directed only at him. He needed answers and he knew the only person who could give them to him was her. He made some calls and after locating where she was staying at he was on his way to get the answers he needed.

 

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