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07 February 2008 @ 01:26 am
If Tomorrow Never Comes, epilogue  
Title: If Tomorrow Never Comes
Rating: For Mature Adults (NC-17)
Word Count: 2168
Pairing: Mick/Beth
Disclaimer: Still don't own 'em!
Author's note: Here's the epilogue! Thanks to everyone that's commented! I appreciate it! Oh, there's a little poll at the end. Feel free to answer it in your comment! Enjoy!


She’d been back at Buzz Wire for a week. Following the attempted murder of her star reporter, Maureen has been uncharacteristically generous. When Mo had visited the hospital, she told Beth to take as much time as she needed. By the end of the third week, Beth was going stir crazy. Unfortunately, Mick was reluctant to let her out of his sight for more than an hour at a time. Initially he used her newly resewn leg as an excuse. The stitches were neater, cleaner. It was healing nicely; there’d be just the faintest trace of a scar.

Finally, Beth had to put her foot down. Literally. She stomped on Mick’s foot as he stepped out of his office.

“Ow! What was that for?” Mick asked.

“I wanted to get your attention.”

“Has that ever been a problem for you?”

“Not really. But you’ve been dodging this particular conversation for a while.”

Mick closed his eyes and groaned softly. Of course, he knew exactly what she was referring to. She wanted to go back to work. He couldn’t blame her, really. One can only watch so many hours of CSI before they went insane. Still he was reluctant to acquiesce.

“I still don’t think you’re ready,” he said lamely.


“You know why.”

“The nightmares?”

“Yeah.” The nightmares had decreased significantly as the days passed. But they hadn’t gone away completely. He knew that excuse was going to stop being relevant soon, if it wasn’t already.

“I have to face the world at some point, Mick.”

 “I know. But does it have to be right now?”

“If I have to stay in this apartment much longer, you might find yourself on the wrong side of a stake.”

Mick’s eyebrows shot up. Then he saw the laughter in Beth’s blue eyes. He thought for about thirty seconds. There really wasn’t any good reason that Beth couldn’t go back to work, other than his own selfishness. He enjoyed having her close by. With that in mind, he said, “Fine, call Mo. Tell her you’ll be there on Monday. Put the poor woman out of her misery.”

Beth squealed with delight and kissed him before practically running for the phone. As she dialed Mo’s number, Mick said, “Do you think I’ll ever be able to say ‘no’ to you again?”

Beth grinned mischievously at him. “Probably not.”

That had been six days ago. Now Beth was at her desk and bored. There was just nothing going on. She sighed and glanced at the clock. It was still two hours until Mick was supposed to pick her up. It was their anniversary. Mick had something planned but he wouldn’t tell her what it was. All she knew was that it didn’t involve any awkward get togethers with her friends. Or chicken. That’s a relief, she thought. She went back to trolling the emergency band looking for something to cover.

While Beth hoped for some disaster to save her from boredom, Mick sat in Josef’s office staring into a glass of lukewarm A positive. He was waiting for Josef to get out of a meeting. Finally, Josef managed to tear himself away from his latest deal so he could talk to his best friend. As soon as Josef entered the room, he could sense Mick’s nervousness. He wasn’t surprised. If he was about to do what Mick was, and with a mortal no less, he’d be nervous too.

Mick raised his eyes to Josef as he sat down. “So did you get it?”

With calm seriousness, Josef said, “Get what?”

Mick’s eyes flashed, clearly furious. He was about to launch himself across Josef’s desk when Josef began to laugh. Calming slightly, Mick settled back down into his chair and muttered, “That’s not funny.”

Josef laughed harder. “Sure it is.” Mick was still looking daggers at him. “Hey, calm down. You take this step and the best friend is entitled to a little merriment at your expense.”

“Glad to see you’re enjoying yourself.”

“Buzz kill.” Josef pulled a small velvet covered box out of his pocket. “Here it is.” He handed the box over to Mick. Mick opened the box and his eyes flew wide. It was better than he’d imagined. I just hope Beth likes it, he thought.

Mick swallowed and looked at Josef. “Thanks. It means a lot that you’d do this for me.”

Josef smiled. “Well, what can I say? I’m just a big fluffy teddy bear.”

“Don’t let Beth hear you say that.”

“I won’t.” Josef stood to head back to his meeting. He laid a hand on Mick’s shoulder as he went past. “Good luck, Mick.”

Mick snapped the box closed, put it in his jacket pocket and headed out to pick up Beth. She was waiting for him at the front doors. Beth threw her bags into the backseat and kissed Mick on the cheek as she climbed into the Mercedes.

“So what’s the big surprise?” she asked sweetly.

“If I told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise, now would it? Just enjoy the drive.”

Beth spent most of the drive chatting away about things at Buzz Wire. Mick was only half listening to her. They drove north out of Los Angeles proper and up into the San Gabriel Mountains. Beth wondered where exactly they were headed, but for once, didn’t question. Instead she enjoyed the beautiful mountain scenery as the sun set. Mick pulled off the main road and took what looked to be an old logging road even deeper into the mountains. When Beth felt the car begin to slow, she was astonished to see a small cabin in the headlights.

“Where are we?” she asked.

“The cabin and surrounding property belong to Josef. He got it in a poker game actually. He’s letting me borrow it for the weekend.”

“Does he ever use it?”

“I don’t think so. Hence why I didn’t have to twist his arm to get it.”

Together they climbed out of the car and headed for the door. Mick unlocked it and held it open for Beth, who stepped across the threshold eagerly. The cabin was tastefully spartan. There was minimal furniture: couch, coffee table and a four piece dining room set. By the kitchen, there was a doorway, which led back to the bedroom, Beth presumed. Mick headed for the fireplace to start a fire as Beth settled herself on the couch. Mick removed his jacket and flung it over the table without thinking. It landed in Beth’s lap. She went to hang it up when a small box fell out of it. Beth picked it up and opened it.

“Oh my god,” she said quietly.

Mick whirled around, poker in his hand. He saw Beth standing there with the open box in her hand. Shit. It’s ruined. I can’t believe I did that. All my carefully laid plans just went out the window. Guess I’ll have to improvise. He walked over to Beth and said, “Surprise.”

Beth gulped and stared at the box in her hand. “Is this what I think it is?”


“Mick, it’s beautiful.”

“I designed it myself.”

“Just when I think I can’t love you more than I already do…”

“Beth, you still haven’t given me an answer.”

“You haven’t asked me anything.”

“Well, I thought it went without saying considering you’re holding an engagement ring in your hand.” Mick took the box from her and knelt down. Beth gasped; some part of her was convinced she was dreaming. Mick pulled the ring out of the box and took her left hand. “Beth, will you marry me?”

Beth didn’t trust herself to speak actual words; all she could do was nod. Mick slipped the white gold band on her third finger and stood, holding her hands in his. He bent to kiss her; a kiss that started out innocently enough but grew in intensity and passion. Beth’s arms came up to circle Mick’s neck, while he encircled her waist. His tongue demanded entrance to her mouth, which she gave willingly. Her fingers tangled in his hair in an effort to get him even closer. Mick’s hands slid underneath her shirt, caressing the soft skin of her lower back. Beth broke the kiss; she needed air. She regarded him with hooded eyes as she sucked in precious oxygen. The shirt was an impediment to Mick’s wandering hands. Beth raised her arms as Mick yanked it off. Mick nipped at her earlobe and worked his way down her neck, trailing wet kisses. His left hand reached behind her and unclasped her black strapless bra, which fell to the floor.

Eager to feel Mick’s bare chest against hers, Beth pulled at the buttons of Mick’s shirt. Slowly, far too slowly, they came free. Mick felt the chill on his back as the shirt fluttered to floor. Beth ran her hands down Mick’s chest and continued down to the waistband of his jeans. Before her hand could reach its destination, Mick pulled her to him and devoured her mouth with his. Mick pulled away just long enough to reach under her arms and pick her up. Beth wrapped her legs around his waist and her arms around his neck as he began to walk back to the bedroom.

She could feel the hardness of his erection pressing against her core with every step. She ground her hips against him desperate to get friction, despite the dual layers of denim separating them. Mick groaned as she nibbled his earlobe.

Mick put her down just in front of the huge king size bed. She immediately reached for his belt, but he swatted her hand away. Instead, he reached down, deftly undid her jeans and pushed them down to the floor. He stepped back to admire her naked form. She was his. All his. He still couldn’t believe it. How had he gotten so lucky? He didn’t know or care. He just wanted to make sure she remained his.

Beth felt Mick’s possessive gaze. She felt like she could turn into a puddle right there. She was wetter and hotter than she could ever remember being. She needed him to touch her. Anywhere. Everywhere. She reached out for him but he was too quick. They landed on the bed with a bounce and a frenzy of wandering hands and mouths. Mick kissed his way from her neck down to her right breast. He laved over the nipple with his tongue and sucked on the taut peak. Beth moaned loudly as Mick scraped his fangs across her breast. To add to the torture, he rolled the other nipple between his fingers. Beth clutched wildly at the sheets, nearly overcome by the sensations.

Mick released her breasts and moved down to the space between her legs. The smell of her arousal nearly did him in. His erection was becoming painful, but he left his jeans on. He wanted to enjoy this first. He placed kisses along her inner thigh. Beth trembled slightly; she knew his destination. Mick lowered his head and blew across her slit. The cool air against her flushed skin made her gasp. Mick wasted no time; he plunged his tongue inside her and lapped at her arousal. His fingers rubbed slow circles on her clit, causing her to buck her hips and groan in pleasure. She could feel the heat and tightness coil in her stomach; she was close. Mick moved his mouth to her clit and sucked hard. She came, screaming his name.

Mick stood up, as Beth caught her breath, and removed his jeans. His throbbing cock bobbed against his stomach. He needed inside her. Now. He needed to feel her contracting around him. Mick sat on the bed with his back to the headboard. Beth eyed him lavisciously, lingering at his waist. She crawled toward him and straddled his hips. Beth captured his lips with her own as she sank down on him. Still slick from her first orgasm, she accommodated him easily. Mick ran his hands down her back as she rode him slowly. It was too slow for Mick. He thrust his hips upward meeting her down stroke. As he thrust faster and harder, he began to rub her clit with two fingers. Beth’s breathing immediately became shallower and her inner muscles contracted around him. Mick sank his teeth into her neck as she came, hard. He could taste it in her blood and it triggered his own release.

Licking the remaining blood from her neck, Mick lifted Beth off him and settled her next to him. Mick pulled the comforter over them as Beth sighed contentedly. Beth cuddled up next to him and laid her head on his chest. Her left hand was draped over his stomach; the diamond glittered in the moonlight. Mick kissed the top of her head and said, “There’s an inscription on it, you know.”

Beth raised her head to peer at him. “What is it?”

Mick smiled. “Hope springs eternal.”



A/N: Ok, here’s the poll:

Which kind of story do you think I should tackle next:

a)      a) Continue where this one left off, of course!

b)      b) A completely different Mick/Beth story

c)      c) Something else

I have a few ideas, but I wanted to let you guys decide. This is a democracy after all! :)

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heartagram_lala: Moonlight - Mick/Beth greenheartagram_lala on February 7th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)

you deffinately left the best till last!!!

i can't think coherently at the moment, my mind is mush, lol.

that was an amazing ending to a really awesome story!

oh and ,'beth put her foot down, literally' made me LOL.

but seriously, HOT HOT HOT!!!

as for the poll, hmmm, i really dont mind as long as there is mick/beth and more Nc-17 rated fun =D

once again, an AWESOME STORY!!!!

bravo hun!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Your wish is my command!
(no subject) - heartagram_lala on February 8th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
Bleu Daisy: Mick-Sexybleudaisy on February 7th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
Josef smiled. “Well, what can I say? I’m just a big fluffy teddy bear.”

That line was just priceless!

Honestly, I would be happy with whichever route you choose as long as it has more Josef and we get our fist installment quickly. I love your writing and need more! ^_^

Great job!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Don't worry, whatever I write will have plenty of Josef!
(no subject) - bleudaisy on February 7th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - michellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
iansmomesq on February 7th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Woah. Excellent ending...

and yes, do continue because... WEDDING! :)
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
I thought everyone would like that. So far that one's winning. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
britzfan: Mick Fixbritzfan on February 7th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)

You are a very talented writer, and that was HOT HOT HOT!!!

Like most of the others, I really don't care which story you do just as long as there is Mick/Beth and of course Josef. Also, it should be posted soon!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I have a title picked out. That's a start. Hopefully I'll have something for you by the weekend!
micksvamptrampmicksvamptramp on February 7th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Very good! (Always nice to wrap it up with more hot vampire sex!) WHy don't you do another Mick/Beth story--something different-- but of course, include the steamy vamp nookie!!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
There will always be some of that!
azangal_icons: Mick/Beth - Forbidden loveazangal_icons on February 7th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
WOW!!!! it was like WOW. :) You so need to finish this story, it feels like theres more to tell.

please continue it, you make it so damn good to read over and over again.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Looks like you'll get your wish. I have a title and the beginnings of a plot. I should have something for y'all by the weekend! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story, I had a lot of fun writing it!
hopeformb01 on February 7th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
What should you do next?
I would like to see this story continued. I guess it's the romantic in me. Have them actually get married- and well-it's your story. Great, btw.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: What should you do next?
Thanks for the imput. I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Yes, I'm going to continue it. Yay!
Michelle: Moonlight never let you go Mick/Bethmrs_boyscout on February 7th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
GREAT story. I really loved the end. How he flubbed up. That's so Mick, all the planning and then something happens out of his control. Terrific job.

Now, about the next fic. I am up for anything, but I love the idea of seeing them get married. Also, you should describe her ring or find one that you like on the net and link to it. I must know more about the bling! I bet Mick has good taste. :)
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do about the bling!
Say neversarisynn on February 7th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
First comment... AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

Second comment: YAY.

Good ending ^^ LOVE LOVE LOVE that he proposed.

b) a completely different Mick/Beth story.

Or, you know, whatever you want, as long as there's more NC-17-ness. ^^
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm totally addicted to writing the NC-17 stuff now, even though it still terrifies me a little. So don't worry about that. I think I want to write this wedding thing and then do something different.
Crime Scene Investigating Champion of Justice: Mick/Beth - Smile in NYastronomylover on February 7th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
This was amazing. I seriously couldn't have asked for anything better. You. Are. Awesome.

As for the next story, anything you'll give us is amazing. (I'd love for there to be a wedding oneshot or something of the like, but I'll take whatever you'll give me.) I seriously need to start worshipping you.

AMAZING. That's all there is to it.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 7th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'm worthy of worship exactly. But I appreciate the sentiment. I'm just glad you thought it was worth reading! *friends you back*
I turned those gentle hands into fists: mick and beth momentazulskies on February 8th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
a or b-- please keep writing mick/beth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I turned those gentle hands into fists: mick bites bethazulskies on February 8th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
as in that was perfect and amazing!
(no subject) - michellemtsu on February 8th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fiona: Moonlight-Mick Ep12ruafair on February 8th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
right.... finally caught up. And WOW what a wonderful story, the plot was excellent plus hot vampire sex always helps LOL Seriously well done on a great story and can't wait for your next piece.... cause whatever you decide to do, it will rock!!!

michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 8th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Fiona! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
(Anonymous) on February 11th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
You have an amazing writing talent. I do hope you write another story, they need to hire you on the show!! LOL! :)

michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 11th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Beautiful!
Thanks! I'm happy you liked it!
allegritafangsallegritafangs on February 20th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Love your writing
I just stumbled on the world of Moonlight fanfic, and I wanted you to know how much I love your writing. Thanks for satisfying (in more ways than one!) my Moonlight addiction. You are a really impressive writer. I can't wait to read more of your stuff!
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 20th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: Love your writing
Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it! I've got the sequel to this one started. There's also two that come before this one, in case you haven't read those yet. :)
Re: Love your writing - allegritafangs on February 20th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Love your writing - michellemtsu on February 20th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
harknessgirlharknessgirl on February 20th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
OMG Thank you so much for this. I can't believe it there engaged OMG if only that happened in the programme. Sqwee.
michellemtsumichellemtsu on February 20th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, you read fast! I'm glad you're enjoying my little universe!
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(no subject) - michellemtsu on February 20th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)