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Title: Bloody Water

Type of Story: Medium-Long fic

Rating: T

Genre: Romance, Drama, Angst

Spoilers: None really for this chapter. Umm… right after Tasha’s aunt tricks her into selling the Caravan Park and Kim backs the building of the resort. Somewhere through there.

Warning: Language

Author: Solarbaby (aka Tara)

Disclaimer: All I own is the plot.

Words: 483

Summary: Robbie is accused of murder and runs…

Notes: Finally, finally, I have this posted! You’ll learn more about what happened as we go along. And they will get longer.



Robbie didn’t know how he had gotten here. He sighed, the first sound that had been made in the car for a few hours, save a few sleeping murmurs from the female beside him. The radio had long since been turned off, having listened to the news for a few hours, now the music doing little more than agitate him. He still expected to see the flashing lights in the rearview mirror.

But there were none.

It had been a good nine hours in the car so far and darkness had long since descended. The gas light had come on a few miles back and now it was dwindling painfully low. They would have to stop soon. As soon as they we’re far enough from Summer Bay, Robbie would have to ditch the car. A bus could get them where they needed to go, where ever that was.

God, this was screwed up.

He glanced over in the seat next to him. Hopefully he would be able to talk Mattie into turning back. There was no reason for her to leave as well.

“Robbie what did you do?”

“But… I… I…”

They hadn’t believed him. Pain shot through him at the thought. After everything, they thought he had killed Brett. But it wasn’t. He had promised Tasha he would help stop the Caravan Park from being turned into a resort but he wouldn’t kill the man.

None of them believed him. Not his mother or brothers or Tasha or even Kim. The only person who believed him was sitting in the passenger side of the yellow car. Matilda had all but ambushed him when he was getting ready to leave. Robbie had tried to send her back, but all she had done was slid into the seat next to him, threatening to tell if he evicted her. He smiled to himself, remembering her first words to him, as incredulous as they were.

“You’re stealing Kim’s car?”

He sighed, popping his neck. Too much time had already been spent in this car and the brunette was beginning to feel it. They would have to leave Kim’s car in the next town they crossed, before running out of gas ended up leaving them stranded on the side of the road.

The radio flipped back on causing him to jerk in surprise. This made the car weave a little on the road. Robbie quickly jerked back into the right lane then glanced over. Mattie had apparently awoken and was currently fiddling with the dials before finally choosing a station.

Robbie reached over to at least turn it down only to have his hand slapped away. “Hey!” He shot her a look, “Play nice.”

She just sent him a grin. “Shut up and drive.”

He bit the inside of his cheek, forcing back a sigh. This was going to be a long ride.

Robbie hit the gas.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Chapter 1

There was blood on him, he noticed.

On his clothes, his arms, his hands. It seemed into his shirt, making it stick to his chest. He glanced up into the mirror on the wall. There was a spot blood on his cheek as well that trailed down his neck. It was wet, still fresh, and only smeared as he tried to clean it off.

“I didn’t kill him,” he muttered under his breath.

The water sounded louder than it should when he turned on the faucet. He shoved his hands under the water and tried to wash off the blood. Water turned pink as it headed down the drain. Slowly, but surely, the blood started to disappear from his hands.

He jumped as there was a loud rapping at the door.

“Robbie? Are you alright?”

“Yeah, I’m--,”Robbie cut off as his voice cracked. He took a deep breath before he continued. “I’m alright.”

He still couldn’t get the image out of his head. Brett just laying there in a pool of his own blood, still. So still. His hands were shaking when he tried to clean off his face.




A twenty year old Robbie Hunter jerked up as a hand touched his shoulder. His hammock swung precariously before he lost the fight and crashed to the floor. “Ow,” he groaned as he rubbed his head.

“You alright?”

He looked up at his sister from his place on the floor. Mattie was covering up her mouth, obviously trying not to laugh. “I’m fine.” Robbie scrambled to his feet and tossed the blankets up to the still swinging hammock.

She just laughed. “You might want to go on and get in the shower. Alec, Bryan, and Alyssa haven ‘t gotten up get so there might still be some hot water if you hurry.”

Robbie glanced around the living room where his hammock hung. He got a clear view of Serena and Cassie already in the kitchen, eating. There came a loud thump from upstairs followed by cursing. Moving quickly, he grabbed some clothes from his dresser and bolted upstairs.

Matilda kept laughing as she heard more yelling from the second story followed by a door slam and a ‘Robbie!’. She shook her head at them and headed for the kitchen.

“Morning!” The blonde haired Serena was always way too chipper in the mornings. She was currently perched on a stool, chowing down on a piece of toast that bordered heavily on the burnt side.

“Good morning.” Mattie grabbed a glass from drainer and gave it a quick once over to make sure it was clean. If she remembered right it had been Alec’s turn to do dishes and that wasn’t exactly reassuring. It looked marginally clean.

Cassie handed her the juice before digging back into the fridge. The tall blonde pulled out what appeared to be a notebook and a set of car keys.

“Do I want to ask?” Mattie asked the two women. Both shook their heads so she let it go. She had learned quickly not to ask stuff like that. “I wish Robbie would hurry. I’m going to be late for school.”

“No, you’re not.”

She turned to find her brother standing in the doorway and couldn’t help but take notice how much he had changed in the past few years. Gone were the glasses, replaced with contacts. Even his clothes were more stylish than before. Though that could have a lot to do with the fact that she refused to let him do his clothes shopping alone.

He snatched a piece of toast off of Serena’s plate (“Hey!”) before going to the sink to scrap off some of the more burnt places. Robbie glanced over his shoulder as heard a ‘thunk’ and cursing. Alec came stumbling into the room, rubbing the now red spot on his forehead. Muffled snickering could be heard around the room.

“It’s not funny.” Alec muttered as he took a seat at the table, burying his face in his arms.

Matilda just grinned. “No, of course not.” She grabbed her bag off of the floor, snatching her brother’s arm on the way out of the door. “Come on, Robbie. I can’t afford to be late again.”

“Fine.” He grabbed his keys as he was dragged out the door. As he passed by the island Serena reached out and snatched her toast back. “But… my toast…”

Serena just waved at him as he gave the toast a forlorn look.

And so life continued on.

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Title: Bloody Water

Rating: T

Author: Solarbaby (aka Tara)

Disclaimer: All I own is the plot.

Words: 814

Summary: Robbie is accused of murder and runs…

Spoilers: None really for this chapter. Umm… right after Tasha’s aunt tricks her into selling the Caravan Park and Kim backs the building of the resort. Somewhere through there.


Chapter 2








This time Mattie caught the rubber ball mid-air before it could reach back to the dark haired boy. She shoved it under the couch cushion and flopped back down.

“Hey!” Alec sat up from his position on the floor, glaring at the blonde. It was ignored as she grabbed her book off the table and continued her with her work. “I thought you were going to do your homework in your room.”

She shook her head. “No way. The smell of the hair dye makes me sick.” Chewing on her pencil absently, Mattie dug through her notes.

“Hair dye?” he asked confused before realization struck him. “Alyssa’s not dying her hair again, is she?”

“Yep.” She finally looked up from her school work. “She’s cornered Cassie to put it on. I guess she didn’t want a repeat of the last time.” A grimace crossed her face as she recalled the incident. Alyssa had attempted to bleach it herself resulting in pumpkin orange looking strips in her hair. She honestly thought the woman was going to strangle Bryan after the tiger remarks he had started to make.

He jumped up from the floor and trailed over to the couch, pushed her feet off before taking their place. All it got was a look of annoyance before she readjusted her position. “So what color is she going for this time?”

“Green,” Mattie replied. “Or maybe it was blue. I couldn’t get a good look at the box.”

Shaking his head, Alec stretched out and grinned at her. “I doubt it was blue. She’s already tried it before and didn’t like the turn out.”

A thoughtful look crossed her face. “Maybe I should get them to dye my hair.”

He snorted in response. “Robbie would kill you.”

“He would not kill me.” She poked him in the side with her foot, grinning when he squirmed.

“I wouldn’t kill you for what?”

The two turned to find Robbie standing in the doorway, looking vaguely amused. He had a couple of bags of what looked like leftovers from the diner in one hand and a half eaten bagel in the other. Kicking the door shut, the man shoved the bagel in his mouth and transferred some of the bags to the other hand.

“Nothing.” Mattie watched her brother as he entered the kitchen. She could the look of disbelief he shot her over the island.

Robbie gave a short laugh. “Nothing? Yeah, right.”

“Mattie wants to dye her hair.” Alec piped in only to get poked in the side a lot rougher this time. “Gah!” He barely caught himself from falling off the couch.

She sent him a dark look. “Tattletale,” Mattie muttered under her breath. “So…?” she trailed off, looking to her brother hopefully.

“Absolutely,” At the startled look on his sister’s face Robbie continued, “As long as it’s blonde.” He laughed as he barely dodged a pillow being tossed at his head.


Alyssa seemed fairly happy with her aqua blue hair so the rest of the household was content to ignore it, for the most part. Robbie had caught Mattie eyeing the hair speculatively a couple of times but hadn’t said anything about it. She was pretty sure he wouldn’t be too mad with her, as long as the color was anything too outrageous.

Mattie frowned as she put the pink hair dye back down. Moving away from some of the more bright colors, she found herself in front of a set of browns.

God, who knew there were so many shades of brown? Taking a closer look, she took a closer look at the shades. A frown crossed her face. They looked exactly the same. She sat the boxes a side and moved away. Brown would make her look too much like Robbie anyways.

A color caught her eye and she grinned, snatching it up. It was a natural color.


She snatched up a couple boxes and headed for the register. Mattie grabbed up a couple of candy bars on the way. It wasn’t much, but it might help soften Robbie up. A grimace escaped her as she paid for her stuff. She wasn’t sure how Alyssa could afford do this constantly. Pausing for a moment, Mattie wondered if she would be able to get Cassie or Alyssa or even Serena to help her with it.

Thinking about ways to bribe for help, she didn’t even see the person until she smacked right into him. “Ow,” escaped her as she crashed to the ground.


She froze as a hand came down to help her up. Mattie knew that voice. It had lived in her house for a while. Glancing up confirmed it. She scrambled to her feet to her feet, ignoring the hand.

The tall man paled as he looked down at her. “Mattie.”

“Hi, Kim.”

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  • 2 months later...

Chapter 4

“Serena?” A male voice called out, startling the woman. She jerked unsteadily and peered down at the ground. A brunette stared back, looking somewhat uncertain.

“Serena,” Robbie started again, “why are you on the roof of the garage?”

She shrugged and held up a sketch pad. There was a muttered ‘of course’ in reply. Stepping closer to the edge, she got an alarmed sound out of the man. “What?”

“Just,” he paused a moment as she sat down and let her legs dangle over of the edge, “be careful, alright?”

There was a light laugh from the woman as she bounced slightly. Robbie just looked alarmed as she started to slid forward but she caught herself before she got too far and pulled herself back up.

The sound Robbie made somehow managed to be both annoyed and exasperated at the same time. He rolled his eyes as she grinned down at him. “You’re going to fall and die.”

She snorted. “Am not.” Such a drama queen. Serena swung her legs out and Robbie had to duck back quickly to avoid being kicked in the head. A glare was sent her way, which she dutifully ignored.

He sighed and shook his head. “Whatever,” he muttered. “Have you seen Mattie?”

“She left a little while ago to run a couple of errands.” Serena tossed her sketch pad to the grass and followed after it. There was that alarmed sound from Robbie again that she snickered at. She pulled herself to her feet and laced her arm through the slightly pale brunette. “She should be back soon.” She pulled him toward the house. “Come on. I’ll make you a sandwich.”


Robbie was half way through his second ham sandwich by the time Mattie returned home. The sound of the front door opening caught his attention. He glanced up to see a head full of blonde hair pass by the doorway. “Mattie?” he called out, getting up.

Leaning out the doorway, he caught sight of his sister sitting on the couch, her face buried in her hands. Worry filled him as she looked up at him.

Mattie was pale and shaking and Robbie was by her side in a minute. She ran a hand through her hair, making it even more disheveled than before.

“Mattie?” he tried again, placing a hand on her shoulder. “What’s wrong?”

“Kim,” was all she managed to say.

He froze, immediately feeling a cold sense of panic course through him. That wasn’t a name that he had heard in a very long time and the fact that it came up now was enough to be concerned. “Kim?”

She glanced up at him through a curtain of hair. The worry showing in his eyes were echoed in hers, which didn’t bode well. “I saw him,” her voice was barely above a whisper. “He’s here.”

“Here?” he asked. The cold feeling gripped at his chest. “Here-here? In this town here?”

There was a nod in reply. “I saw him and I talked to him and he kept asking questions about you.”

For one moment Robbie was sure that his sister was going to start hyperventilating but just took a deep breath. He started to say something else but the look on her face stopped him, telling him that there was more to come and he wasn’t going to like it.

“I told him that I didn’t know where you were. That you dropped me off and left. But I don’t think he believed me. He’s coming here, Robbie. Tonight.”

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